Monica Film Center

1332 2nd Street | MAP
Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-478-3836

 

RSVP ON EVENTBRITE This is a Free Event Please join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents the Street Symphony String Quartet, featuring a string quartet written by Director of Community Engagement, Ben Shirley and music by Reena Esmail.Street Symphony places social justice at the heart of music making by creating authentic, powerful engagements between professional and emerging artists and communities disenfranchised by homelessness and incarceration in Los Angeles County. They believe all people deserve access to a creative and expressive life. Founded in 2011, Street Symphony has presented nearly 400 free, world-class musical [...]

ODE TO JOY Q&A with director Jason Winer, actress Melissa Rauch and writer Max Werner following the 7:10 pm show on Saturday, 8/10. [...]

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING Geena Davis and Jackie Cruz will participate in a Q&A moderated by Madeline DiNonno following the 7:00 pm show on Friday, 8/9. [...]

Our summer tradition continues when our good friends from McCabe's share their musical gifts Sunday, August 4. LAEMMLE LIVE presents McCabe's Guitar Shop for a free pop-up celebration of all things guitar, vocal and other choice instruments. Come on down to the Monica to sample McCabe's students and teachers' wit and wisdom. Hosted by Head of Music School Denny Croy. It began in 1958. Furniture designer Gerald McCabe repaired guitars for his folk-singer wife’s musician friends who had no local music store. Gerald and his friend Ed Kahn decided to open a small music shop on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica. They began repairing instruments, selling folk [...]

FOR SAMA Q&A with directors Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts and featured subject Dr. Hamza al-Kateab following the 4:30 pm show on Sunday, 7/28. [...]

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE is delighted to welcome artist DAVID PALMER and his mouthwatering new show, RetroPop. The show will run at the Royal till November 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles. About the Exhibit As a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the late 80s, pop artist DAVID PALMER drew inspiration from his mentors JOHN ROY and GREGORY GILLESPIE. Between Roy’s analytical rigor and Gillespie’s wildly improvisational methods, Palmer unearthed an exploratory approach to image-making that evokes dreams and memories, literature and film, science, popular [...]

FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN producer/DeLorean historian Tamir Ardon and writer Dan Greeney will participate in a Q&A following the 7:10 pm show on Wednesday, 6/26 only! [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony featuring Susan Greenberg-Flute, Sara Canning-Clarinet, Guido Lamell-Violin, Carol Sandstrom-Viola and Tom Lloyd-Cello. The ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Crusell and Haydn. Beloved classical radio announcer Rich Capparela returns to Laemmle Live to host. Santa Monica Symphony, heralded by the Huffington Post as the "crown jewel of Southern California's community orchestras" has been serving the community through quality, free concerts since 1945.The Santa Monica Symphony enhances lifelong learning through special open rehearsals and performances at local [...]

SAY MY NAME director Jay Stern and producer/actor Lisa Brenner will participate in a Q&A moderated by comedian Liam McEneaney following the 7:30 pm show on Friday, June 14. [...]

MOUTHPIECE Q&A with director Patricia Rozema following the 7:50 pm show on Friday, 6/7 and Saturday, 6/8. [...]

FOR THE BIRDS Q&A with Richard Miron (Director/Producer/Editor), Jeffrey Star (Producer/Editor), Holly Meehl (Producer) and Andrew Johnson (Composer) following the 7:40 pm show on Friday, 6/14. Filmmakers Richard and Jeffrey will also Q&A on Saturday after the prime show. [...]

THE PROPOSAL director Jill Magid will participate in a Q&A following the 7:40 pm show on Friday, 5/31 and Saturday, 6/1. [...]

FREE TRIP TO EGYPT director Ingrid Serban and Tarek Mounib will participate in a Q&A moderated by John Raatz following the 7:10 pm show on Friday, 6/7. [...]

AVENGEMENT Q&A with director Jesse V Johnson, Jonathan Hall (cinematographer), Matt Lorentz (editor), and Sean Murray (composer) following the 9:55 pm show on Friday, 5/24. [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Dyad, an innovative violin and bassoon duo on a quest to explore uncharted territory. After meeting at Juilliard, Niv Ashkenazi and Leah Kohn were inspired to create a new kind of chamber music. Unwilling to let a lack of repertoire stand in their way, they thrive on reimagining classic works as well as premiering new pieces. Through engaging, personal performances, they create connections between audience, performers, and music. Sunday's performance will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gernot Wolfgang, and Niccolo Paganini. Since their first performance in May 2015, they have given concerts for the [...]

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents The Local Seen , featuring the compelling works of three Santa Monica artists, Paula Goldman, Gwen Samuels, and Michal Story . Please join us for our opening reception Wednesday, June 5 at the Monica Film Center. Check out our bonus show, Paula Goldman's Monuments, upstairs in our Mezzanine. Meet Paula, Gwen and Michal and enjoy the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. A portion of the sales benefits the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles. About the Exhibit Artists often see things differently than others, and have a way of [...]

ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW actor David Dastmalchian, director Collin Schiffli and producer Nacho Arenas will participate in a Q&A moderated by Ashley Crossan (host of Entertainment Tonight) following the 7:00 pm show on Friday, 5/17. [...]

A VIOLENT SEPARATION directors Kevin and Michael Goetz and writer Michael Arkof will participate in a Q&A following the 4:10 pm show on Saturday, 5/18. [...]

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE producers, Jared Ian Goldman (Ingrid Goes West, The Skeleton Twins), Robert Mitas (Flatliners) and screenwriter Mark Kruger will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 pm show on Friday, 5/17. [...]

CHARLIE SAYS screenwriter Guinevere Turner will participate in a Q&A on Friday, 5/10 at NoHo, and on Saturday, 5/11 at the Monica following the 7:30 pm shows. [...]