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Cancelled: BOUNDARIES Filmmaker in Person for Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Royal.

The distributor has informed us that the filmmaker Q&As have been cancelled. The film will still play at the scheduled times. We will contact ticket holders by email.BOUNDARIES writer-director Shana Feste will participate in Q&A's at the Royal after the 5:10 show on Friday, June 22 and after the 8 PM screening on Saturday, June 23.
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Musicians of Orchestra Santa Monica July 15

This is a Free Event RSVP on EventbriteJoin us as LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from Orchestra Santa Monica at the Monica Film Center July 15. Lisa Kohorn-clarinet, Larry Kohorn and Cindy Bandel-violins, Brooke Wharton-viola, Eran Marcus-cello perform Alexander Krein Jewish Sketches #1, op. 12 and Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115  for clarinet in A with String Quartet.Founded in 2012, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) has already established itself as an important civic institution, providing Santa Monica and its surrounding communities with a first-class orchestra which presents accessibly-pr [...]
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Milos Forman’s THE FIREMEN’S BALL Screens Tuesday, June 26 in Encino, Pasadena, and West L.A.! Q&A with Co-Screenwriter Ivan Passer at the Royal.

In conjunction with an American Cinematheque tribute to the late Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of Forman’s final Czech film, THE FIREMEN’S BALL. The picture, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of 1968, is part of our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad series. THE FIREMEN'S BALL co-screenwriter Ivan Passer will participate in a Q&A after the screening at the Royal. Laemmle Theatres president Greg Laemmle will moderate. Passer also worked with Forman on LOVES OF A BLONDE and is perhaps best known [...]
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THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE Filmmakers in Person for a Q&A at the Royal.

THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE writer-director Michael Grodner and star-writer Joe Cardamone will participate in a Q&A at the Royal after the late show on Friday, June
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER in Santa Monica

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Santa Monica, DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER. All works are for sale and on display till August 29, 2018. Please visit our galleries on both floors at the Monica Film Center next time you come for a movie. Or just stop by; movie tickets are not required to view our art.About the exhibitDANIELA SCHWEITZER is an artist, a painter, deeply connected to movement, light and the color of water. She captures moments and manifestations of aquatic colors, oceanic gatherings, and the compositional arc of a young dancer’s arms. With a nod to the Bay Area figurative mo [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Chamber Players June 3

Join us on June 3 as LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents chamber players from The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra at the Monica Film Center. LAYO is comprised of pre-college age musicians from greater Los Angeles who rehearse and perform classical symphonic masterworks and contemporary music. Collective talent, intellectual curiosity, and discipline are key to student performances of programs that model professional orchestras, more than conventional youth orchestras.Each season, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra serves over 120 student musicians, ages 8-18, who hail from 60 different public and private schools. In addition to studying privately and atte [...]
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Ingmar Bergman’s AUTUMN SONATA on Tuesday, May 15 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Abroad series presents the 40th anniversary of AUTUMN SONATA (1978), as part of the centennial retrospective of the birth of Ingmar Bergman, the great Swedish auteur who has entered the cinematic pantheon. Autumn Sonata represents the last theatrical film for Bergman, whose subsequent work was made for television, and then re-tailored for theatrical release.For the occasion, Bergman enticed his namesake, legendary actress Ingrid Bergman, to return to her native language and star as a self-centered concert pianist who had favored her career over her children. In the drama of “fraught interper [...]
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FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF Q&A with the Filmmaker Opening Night.

FIVE SEASONS filmmaker Tom Piper will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM screening at the Royal on Friday, June 29. Duane Border, President of the American Society of Landscape Architects Southern California Chapter, will
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Jacqueline Bisset In Person for 45th Anniversary of Truffaut’s DAY FOR NIGHT on May 10th in West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of Francois Truffaut’s valentine to moviemaking, DAY FOR NIGHT, which won the Academy Award for best foreign language film of 1973. The following year, the picture was nominated for three additional Oscars—best director for Truffaut, best original screenplay by Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, and Suzanne Schiffman, and best supporting actress Valentina Cortese. The film won awards in those three categories from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.David Sterritt of TCM praised the picture as “the most [...]
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LOU ANDREAS-SALOME Filmmaker Cordula Kablitz-Post in Person at the Royal for Q&A’s.

"Lou Andreas-Salomé" filmmaker Cordula Kablitz-Post will participate in Q&A's at the Royal Theater after the 7 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and
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TWOFER TUESDAY: 65th Anniversary Screenings of Two Marilyn Monroe Classics June 5th in Pasadena, North Hollywood, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics series present a tribute to one of the greatest stars in film history, Marilyn Monroe, during her birthday month of June. The program, part of our Twofer Tuesday series, features two of Monroe’s most popular movies—GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, both from 1953. 'Blondes' is an adaptation of the 1949 stage musical by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields, based on a 1925 novel by Loos, one of the first women writers to score a success in Hollywood as well as on Broadway. It tells the story of two showgirls and best friends, played by Monroe and fellow screen siren Jane [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents ACADEMY PHILHARMONIC May 6

This is a Free Event RSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the Academy Philharmonic, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Middle school students from the woodwind and brass sections of Elemental Music perform chamber music from different genres. Sunday's program will include Fire Dance by David Shaffer, March (from Second Suite in F) by Gustav Holst, arr. Scott Stanton, Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor, arr. James Curnow, and additional selections announced from the stage.Academy Philharmonic is a program of Elemental Music, created to inspire, train, and nurture young musicians in Santa Monica. The organization began in 2004 by a SMMUSD mu [...]
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I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS! 50th Anniversary Screening with Actress Leigh Taylor-Young In Person

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of the hit Peter Sellers comedy from 1968, I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS! The Establishment meets the counterculture in this topical and often uproarious satire that poked fun at many of the conflicts dividing the country during the tumultuous 1960s.Sellers plays an uptight Los Angeles lawyer whose life unravels when he meets a young hippie, played by Leigh Taylor-Young in her feature film debut.Hy Averback directed the first screenplay written by Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker, and the picture’s success allowed Mazursky to make his directorial debut [...]
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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS 50th Anniversary Screening on Wednesday, April 18 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, a 50th anniversary screening of Gillo Pontecorvo’s memorable and still timely political drama, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. The film was an Oscar nominee for best foreign language film of 1966, but it was not released in the United States until 1968, when it received additional nominations for best director and for best original screenplay by Pontecorvo and Franco Solinas. The film was considered so inflammatory that it was not shown in France until 1971. The picture, filmed in black-and-white to approximate the look of a news [...]
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Filmmaker Russ Harbaugh and Star Chris O’Dowd Q&A’s for Their Acclaimed LOVE AFTER LOVE Opening Weekend at the Royal.

LOVE AFTER LOVE filmmaker Russ Harbaugh and actor Chris O'Dowd will participate in Q&A's after the 7:45 PM screenings at the Royal on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and
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Fred Astaire Double Feature: THE BAND WAGON and EASTER PARADE on April 3 in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present two Fred Astaire musicals in the popular Twofer Tuesday program this Easter holiday season, the 65th anniversary of THE BAND WAGON (1953) paired with, appropriately, the 70th anniversary of EASTER PARADE (1948). Astaire is considered the most influential actor-dancer in the history of motion pictures and television, and both films showcase his bountiful talent and artistry from the Golden Age of the movie musical.Astaire was coaxed out of retirement to replace an injured Gene Kelly as the lead in Easter Parade, co-starring Judy Garland, who plays a chorus girl he grooms for stardom [...]
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THE LAST MOVIE STAR Filmmakers Q&A the Royal this Weekend.

THE LAST MOVIE STAR director Adam Rifkin and producer Neil Mandt will participate in Q&A's after the 7:10 and 9:40 PM screenings at the Royal on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and
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Sebastien Chabot Q&A’s His Gorgeous New Documentary THE GARDENER.

THE GARDENER filmmaker Sebastien Chabot will participate in a Q&A at the Royal following the 7:30 PM screening on Thursday, March
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC MUSICIANS: UP CLOSE April 8

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Los Angeles Philharmonic Musicians: Up Close. An ensemble from the Philharmonic performs Mozart Quintet in A major for Clarinet, 2 violins, viola and cello K. 581.  Guest Host: KUSC Announcer Rich Capparela. David Howard, clarinet, Mitchell Newman and Rebecca Reale, violins, Ingrid Hutman, viola, Timothy Loo, cello.Violinist Mitchell Newman is a native of Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1987. After studies with Philharmonic violist David Stockhammer, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with David Cerone, Yumi Ninomya and Aaron Rosand. Newman is a regular participan [...]
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55th Anniversary Screening of TOM JONES March 21st in Pasadena, Encino, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program: a 55th anniversary presentation of the Oscar-winning film of 1963, TOM JONES.Tony Richardson’s spirited comic romp was the first all-British production to be named best picture by the Academy since Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet in 1948. The film won three other Oscars—best director for Richardson, best adapted screenplay by award-winning British playwright John Osborne, and best musical score by a gifted new composer, John Addison. The film received six other nominations, including a record-tying five acting nods&m [...]
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