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Marcel Pagnol’s Classic French Comedy THE BAKER’S WIFE, Restored and Back in Theaters April 26-May 2.

The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy) shines through in the enchanting slice-of-life comedy The Baker's Wife (1938). Returning once again to the Provençal countryside he knew intimately, Pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (the inimitable Raimu, heralded by no less than Orson Welles as “the greatest actor who ever lived”) snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town. Marrying the director’s abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged vi [...]
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I AM CUBA Introduction by John Bailey Opening Night at the Ahrya Fine Arts.

John Bailey, the great cinematographer and the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will introduce the 7:30 pm show of I AM CUBA on Friday,
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Cellist Armen Ksajikian with Host Rich Capparela in Santa Monica

This is a Free Event!RSVP via EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE presents cellist Armen Ksajikian in a solo recital with music by composer/friends. Rich Capparela returns to host this robust program which includes pieces by Sulkhan Tsintsadzè, J.S. Bach, Alan Hovhaness, James Horner, Haim Shtrum, Gabrielle Rosse Owens, Leslie La Barre, Peter Schickele and more.Admired as much for his artistry and his sense of humor, Armen Ksajikian joined Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as Associate Principal cello in the 2001-02 season. He is also Associate Principal cello of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He started out his professional career at age 12 with the Ab [...]
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THE BIKES OF WRATH Q&A’s with Director at Multiple Locations.

THE BIKES OF WRATH director Cameron Ford will participate in Q&A's after the 7:30 pm screenings at the following locations and dates:Monica Film Center on Apr 14thAhrya Fine Arts on Apr 15thPlayhouse 7 on Apr 16thGlendale on Apr 17thClaremont 5 on Apr
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Russ Tamblyn In Person for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS on April 6th

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series pay tribute to director Stanley Donen, who died in February, with a screening of one of his best loved musical films, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The film was nominated for Best Picture of 1954 and earned four other Academy Award nominations; it won the Oscar for Best Scoring of a Musical.Donen often strived to expand the musical form in such landmark films as Singin’ in the Rain, On the Town, It’s Always Fair Weather, and Funny Face. With Seven Brides he chose to do an outdoor musical with a Western setting, though much of it was actually shot on the MGM lot. The most impo [...]
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THE BURIAL OF KOJO Q&A’s Opening Weekend with Filmmaker at the Fine Arts.

THE BURIAL OF KOJO Q&A's with filmmaker Blitz Bazawule following the 7:30 pm show on Friday, 3/29, after the 5 pm and 7:30 pm shows on Saturday, 3/30. Ava DuVernay will moderate on Friday and Constance Ejuma of The African Artist Association will moderate after the Saturday 5 pm
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STRAY Q&A with Filmmaker Opening Night at the Ahrya Fine Arts.

STRAY director Joe Sill will participate in a Q&A following the 7:40 pm show and intro the 10 pm show on Friday,
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THE COMPETITION Q&A’s with Filmmaker at Ahrya Fine Arts and the Playhouse 7.

THE COMPETITION filmmaker Claire Simon will participate in a Q&A moderated by Akiva Gottlieb, writer for Variety, Los Angeles Times after the 7:30 pm show on Monday, 3/4 at the Ahrya Fine Arts. Kate Wolf, Los Angeles Review Of Books editor will moderate a Q&A with Claire following the 7:00 pm show on Tuesday, 3/5 at the Playhouse 7.
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents CANTILENA TRIO March 17 in Santa Monica

LAEMMLE LIVE presents Beverly Hills National Auditions Winner CANTILENA TRIO featuring Susan Greenberg, flute; Jon Lee Keenan, tenor; and Kenton Youngstrom, guitar. These three consummate ensemble artists and good friends are favorites among Southern California aficionados. Join us Sunday, March 17 at the Monica Film Center.The program will include works by Wolfgang Mozart, John Dowland, Vincenzo Bellini, Isaac Albéniz, Gabriel Fauré, Astor Piazzolla, I Bordel 1900, Aaron Copland and Fred Ahlert.Flutist Susan Greenberg enjoys a versatile career as soloist, chamber musician, symphony player, and recording artist. The Los Angeles [...]
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Fiftieth Anniversary Screenings of THE WILD BUNCH with Special Guests in Pasadena and Beverly Hills

March 1, 2019: We regret to report that Bo Hopkins will not be able to attend the Fine Arts THE WILD BUNCH screening. L.Q. Jones' attendance is tentative.Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the iconic and groundbreaking movies of the '60s, Sam Peckinpah’s THE WILD BUNCH.This graphically violent and poetic film exploded the very concept of the traditional Western by focusing on a brutal group of outlaws trying to survive at the dawn of the 20th century. Featuring four Oscar-winning actors—William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson, and Edmond O’Brien—along with [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: Hung Viet Nguyen: PLACES at the Royal

   With great pride, ART IN THE ARTHOUSE welcomes back artist HUNG VIET NGUYEN and his gorgeous new show, PLACES. The show will run at the Royal till May, 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the exhibitBorn in Vietnam in 1957, Hung Viet Nguyen studied biology at the Science University in Saigon. After relocating to the U.S. in 1982, Nguyen found work as an illustrator, graphic artist and designer. He developed his artistic skills carefully studying a variety of traditional Eastern and Western forms, media and techniques. His complex, [...]
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It’s Time for Our Annual Predict the Oscars Contest!

With the 91st Academy Awards right around the corner, it’s time for our annual Predict the Oscars Contest! The person who most accurately predicts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s choices in all 24 categories, from the shorts to Best Picture, will win fabulous prizes (free movies and concessions at Laemmle)!First place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $150. Second place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $100. Third place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $50. Entries are due by 10AM the morning of the awards ceremony on February 24th.Not sure what a Laemmle Premiere Card is? Think of it like a prepaid gift card [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Samohi Chamber Orchestra and Rich Capparela February 24

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE is delighted to welcome back the talented musicians of the Samohi Chamber Orchestra. Repertoire will include Der Tod Und Das Mädehen (Death and the Maiden) by Franz Schubert, arranged for string Orchestra by Gustav Mahler and Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with Piano Obbligato by Ernest Bloch. Joni Swenson and Jason Aiello, Directors. Guest Host, KUSC Radio Announcer Rich Capparela.Samohi has a long tradition of musical excellence. Several factors contribute to the strength of the Samoni music program including strong elementary and middle school programs, [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: Francisco Alvarado: Underpinnings of a Digital Landscape

Check out our brand spanking new art show in Santa Monica! Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse proudly presents Francisco Alvarado: Underpinnings of a Digital Landscape. The show will run at the Monica Film Center till May, 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitEcuadorian artist FRANCISCO ALVARADO creates landscapes, foliage and gardens of flat color cut-outs. Raised near fields of beautiful South American farmland, butted against cooled lava pits, the artist recalls his childhood with paint and renders them with joy and animated vision. Alvarado alch [...]
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Cybill Shepherd In Person for BEING ROSE on Sunday in Beverly Hills

Actress Cybill Shepherd (The Last Picture Show, Moonlighting) will participate in a Q&A after the 3pm screening of BEING ROSE on Sunday, 1/20 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. The film also stars James Brolin and Pam Grier.Click here for tickets.About the film:After being diagnosed with serious health issues, ex-cop Rose Jones (Cybill Shepherd) goes on a road trip in a wheelchair to search for her estranged son. Along the way, she falls in love with Max (James Brolin), a handsome old cowboy who has come to a crossroads of his own. Pam Grier co-stars. Written and directed by Rod
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Happy New Year! See the Shortlisted Foreign Films at Laemmle Theatres!

And then there were nine. Eighty-seven nations submitted one film each to compete for the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and last month the Academy announced its shortlist. Cinephiles can now or very soon see all but one of these extraordinary movies, which tell stories of Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia, on a Laemmle screen:Birds of Passage (Colombia), dirs.: Cristina Gallego/Ciro GuerraThe Guilty (Denmark), dir: Gustav MollerNever Look Away (Germany), dir: Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckShoplifters (Japan), dir: Hirokazu Kore-edaAyka (Kazakhstan), dir: Sergei Dvortsevoy (this one i [...]
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Q&A’s with Anna Zamecka, Oscar Shortlisted Filmmaker of COMMUNION.

COMMUNION filmmaker Anna Zamecka will participate in Q&A's at the Fine Arts on January 3 (after the 7:30 PM show); at the Laemmle Glendale on January 4 (following 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM shows); and at the Monica Film Center on January 5 (following 11:00 AM show).Sean Penn and the International Documentary Association's Claire Aguilar will co-host the January 3rd screening at the Fine Arts.
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YENTL 35th Anniversary with Oscar-winning Songwriter Alan Bergman In Person

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a musical holiday treat, the 35th anniversary screening of Barbra Streisand’s groundbreaking romantic drama, YENTL. After starring in many acclaimed and popular films, Streisand made her directorial debut with this adaptation of a provocative Isaac Bashevis Singer story, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Original Song Score by Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman. Streisand also became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for directing.Streisand first thought of making a straight dramatic film of Singer’s sto [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: More Art for the Holidays

If you are in Claremont, Pasadena, NoHo or West Los Angeles this holiday season, check out our fine art galleries. No ticket required. Laemmle's ART IN THE ARTHOUSE continues to connect film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special. Our CLAREMONT ART SHOW, curated by Joshua Elias, is winding down in late January. Highlights include digital works by Ron Dunlap, florals by Kathy Leeds and dynamic images by James Miley. Or peruse the artworks of our PASADENA artists including the playful collages of Lois Keller, bol [...]
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Nicolas Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW 45th Anniversary Screening in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a tribute to director Nicolas Roeg with a screening of his eerie, atmospheric thriller, DON'T LOOK NOW, on Tuesday, December 18 at Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.Roeg, who began as a master cinematographer, had a distinctive visual style that received perhaps its most brilliant expression in this suspenseful film adapted from a story by Daphne Du Maurier, the author of 'Rebecca.' Screenwriters Allan Scott and Chris Bryant retained the basic premise of the story but embellished and expanded it under Roeg’s guidance.Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland play a married c [...]
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