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BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ Q&A’s with Filmmakers and Guests Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ Q&A details below:April 19th - after the 7:10 pm showFilmmakers Pamela B. Green (director) and Joan Simon (co-writer) with Kathy Bates, Kiernan Shipka and Catherine Hardwicke. Moderated by Evan Kleiman.April 20th - after the 1:40 pm showFilmmakers Pamela B. Green (director) and Joan Simon (co-writer) with Cari Beauchamp, Teri Shropshire and Patricia Riggen.April 21st - after the 1:40 pm showFilmmaker Jon Wilkman, film archivist Dino Everett, and film historian Anthony Slide. With David Kipen serving as
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LOST & FOUND Q&A’s with Cast and Crew Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

LOST & FOUND Q&A's with filmmaker Liam O. Mochain and star Norma Sheahan following the 7:10 pm show on Friday, 4/19 and Saturday, 4/20 and after the 1:10 pm show on Sunday, 4/21. Friday's Q&A will be moderated by Nathaniel Bell, film critic, LA
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BARDO BLUES Q&A’s with Cast & Crew at the Monica Film Center.

BARDO BLUES Q&A's with filmmaker Marcia Kimpton after the 5:30 pm and 7:40 pm shows on Friday, 5/3; with star Natalie Sperl after the 7:40 pm show on Saturday, 5/4 and Sunday, 5/5 and with star Stephen McClintic following the 7:40 pm show Monday, 5/6 through Wednesday,
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WILLIAM Q&A with Director Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

WILLIAM director Tim Disney will participate in a Q&A following the 7:10 pm show on Saturday, 4/13
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ROLL RED ROLL Panel Discussions Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center. Details below.

ROLL RED ROLL panel discussions:FRIDAY 4/5 7:40pm: Bold Voices Disrupting Rape CultureJoin Director Nancy Schwartzman in a conversation with Carmen Rios, digital editor of Ms. Magazine, co-founder of Argot Magazine.SATURDAY 4/6 5:30pm: Beyond True-Crime: Composing Music for Complex StoriesA conversation with Director, Nancy Schwartzman, film composer Nima Fakhrara (Resident Evil Biohazard), and musician Morgan Kibby (White Sea, Women of the Sun) who wrote the original song Master of Myself for Roll Red Roll.SUNDAY 4/7 5:30pm: Could Sex-Education Have Saved Steubenville?A conversation with Director, Nancy Schwartzman; Dr. Caroline Heldman, int [...]
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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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SATAN & ADAM Q&A with Filmmakers at the Glendale and Monica Film Center.

SATAN & ADAM director V. Scott Balcerek will participate in Q&A's following the 7:30 pm shows on Friday, 4/19, and Saturday, 4/20 at the Glendale and on Tuesday, 4/23 at the Monica Film Center. Producer Ryan Suffern will join the Q&A on Saturday.
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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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MAZE Q&A’s with Cast & Crew Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center and Playhouse 7.

MAZE Tom Vaughan Lawlor (star), Stephen Burke (Writer/Director) and Jane Doolan (Producer) will participate in Q&A's following the 5:30 pm and 7:45 pm shows the Monica Film Center on Friday, 3/29 and on Saturday, 3/30 after the 1:40 pm and 7:10 pm shows at the Playhouse. Amy Woodson-Boulton Associate Professor, Modern British & Irish History, Loyola Marymount University will moderate Friday's Q&A's and David Sanchez, also a professor from Loyola Marymount will moderate Saturday's
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AMERICAN RELAPSE Q&A with Filmmaker at the Monica Film Center.

AMERICAN RELAPSE Q&A with filmmaker Pat McGee following the 7:10 pm show on Tuesday,
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LAS SANDINISTAS! Q&A’s Opening Weekend with Filmmaker at the Monica Film Center.

LAS SANDINISTAS! Q&A's with filmmaker Jenny Murray on Friday, 3/15 and Saturday, 3/16 following the 7:10 pm shows and on Sunday, 3/17 after the 4:20 pm
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WRESTLE Q&A with Filmmakers Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

WRESTLE Q&A with director Suzannah Herbert and co-director Lauren Belfer following the 7:10 pm show on Friday, 3/1 and Saturday
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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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I’M NOT HERE Q&A with Star and Filmmaker at the Monica Film Center.

I'M NOT HERE star J.K. Simmons and writer/director Michelle Schumacher will participate in a Q&A moderated by Carolyn J Carpenter, co-creator and producer of Hollywood Gatekeepers  following the 5:30 pm show on Sunday,
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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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CAPERNAUM Q&A with Filmmaker at the Monica Film Center.

CAPERNAUM Q&A with director Nadine Labaki following the 7 pm show on Tuesday,
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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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THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK Q&A Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK filmmaker Henry Dunham will participate in a Q&A following the 7:40 pm show on Friday,
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