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35th Anniversary Screenings of THE MAKIOKA SISTERS on Wednesday, August 22 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest offering in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Kon Ichikawa’s poignant family drama, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS.One of the great Japanese masters, Ichikawa is perhaps less widely celebrated than his countrymen Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. He began directing features in the 1940s, and his films The Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, Tokyo Olympiad, and others found passionate critical defenders.One of his later films, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS, is adapted from a popular Japanese novel by Junichiro Tanizaki and follows the fortunes of four sisters from a wealthy family in Os [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE? in Santa Monica

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE? Explore the bold, dynamic works of Kelly-Ramirez on Wednesday, September 5 in our intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talk, and refreshments. Meet Isabella and stay for the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. A portion of the sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitIsabella Kelly-Ramirez creates paintings and collages that introduce a host of fascinating females. Modern-day saints and su [...]
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Cary Grant Double Feature on August 14th in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a tribute to one of most popular stars in Hollywood history, Cary Grant, in two of his most entertaining movies. The program, part of the Twofer Tuesday series of double bills (two-for-the-price-of one) features a 55th anniversary screening of CHARADE (1963) paired with a 70th anniversary screening of MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948) at three Laemmle locations: the Royal, NoHo 7 and Playhouse 7. Cary Grant is remembered for his elegance, casualness and charm As writer Tom Wolfe once put it, he is “consummately romantic and consummately genteel.” These two movi [...]
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Q&As with DAMASCUS COVER book author Howard Kaplan and film director Daniel Berk on Friday, July 20th and Sunday, July 22 in West LA

There will be Q&As with DAMASCUS COVER book author Howard Kaplan and film director Daniel Berk at the Laemmle Royal in West LA on Friday, July 20th following the 7pm show, and on Sunday, July 22 after the 4:10pm show.About the film:Ari Ben-Zion, haunted by the death of his son, is assigned by the Mossad to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days his mission goes wrong. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named the Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: McCabe’s Guitar Shop Sunday, August 5

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventWe are SOLD OUTEmail sheryl@laemmle.comFor wait list informationThey're back! Our good friends from McCabe's grace us once again with their musical gifts on Sunday, August 5. LAEMMLE LIVE presents McCabe's Guitar Shop for a free pop-up celebration of all things guitar and other choice instruments. McCabe's renowned teachers and students share their wit and wisdom with lively performances and demos. Hosted by Head of Music School Denny Croy at the Monica Film Center.It began in 1958. Furniture designer Gerald McCabe repaired guitars for his folk-singer wife’s musician friends who had no local mu [...]
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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 20th Anniversary Screenings on Wednesday, July 18 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest offering in our Anniversary Classics Abroad series: 20th anniversary screenings of the Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film of 1998, Roberto Benigni’s LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.The film was nominated for seven Oscars in all, including Best Picture of the year, an unusually strong showing for a foreign language film. It also won an Oscar for Benigni as Best Actor, the first time in the Academy’s 70-year history that a male actor had won the top prize for a foreign language performance.Nicola Piovani also won for his lyrical musical score. In addition to its [...]
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FAR FROM THE TREE Director Rachel Dretzin and Author Andrew Solomon in Person at the Royal.

FAR FROM THE TREE director Rachel Dretzin and author Andrew Solomon will attend several screenings opening weekend at the Royal for introductions and/or Q&A's: Thursday, July 26th after the 7 PM screenings; Friday, July 27th Q&A after the 5:30 PM and 7:45 PM shows; Saturday, July 28th for the 10:00AM (Mr. Solomon will sign his books after a Q&A); 1:00PM (intro only); Q&A's after the 5:30 PM and 7:45 PM shows. Actress Kyra Sedwick will moderate the Friday, Q&A.The first 50 ticketholders to arrive for the Saturday, July 28th, 10AM screening will receive a free copy of Mr Solomon's book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Child [...]
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Horror-Thriller SUMMER OF 84 Q&A’s Opening Weekend.

The SUMMER OF 84 filmmakers and select cast members will participate in a Q&A after the 9:55 PM screening at the Royal on Friday, August 10. On Saturday, August 11 the Dead Right Horror Trivia Night Team will host the screening with actor Caleb Emery and Rebekah McKendry of Dead Right with an introduction and post-screening
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: KIRK MANN: GAIA’S BLESSING at the Royal

Check out ART IN THE ARTHOUSE's latest exhibit at the Royal, KIRK MANN: GAIA'S BLESSING. These exquisite photographs are for sale and on display till September, 2018. Stop by our gallery at the theatre, no need to buy a movie ticket to view our art.About the exhibitWith awe and a reverence for nature, photographer KIRK MANN presents a unique artistic convergence. He envisions beauty, balance, birth, growth, decay, and dissolution as Gaia’s Blessing – where living organisms interact with their natural surroundings to form life-sustaining synergies. At age 19, Mann began to empathize with living beings in a whole new way. His i [...]
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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 EventbriteWe are SOLD OUTEmail sheryl@laemmle.comFor wait list informationJoin 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 commu [...]
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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’s with the Filmmaker Opening Night.

FIVE SEASONS filmmaker Tom Piper will participate in Q&A's opening night at the Royal on Friday, June 29. 5:10pm: Q&A moderated by Catherine McLaughlin, Association of Professional Landscape Designers. 7:30pm: Q&A moderated by Duane Border, President of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California
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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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