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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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THE PARTY’S JUST BEGINNING Q&A Moderated by John Cho with with Cast and Crew at the Monica Film Center Opening Night.

THE PARTY'S JUST BEGINNING Q&A moderated by John Cho with actor, filmmaker Karen Gillan, actor Rachel Jackson, producers Mali Elfman, R. Andru Davies, executive producer Tien-Huei Grace Yeh following the 7:45 pm show on Friday,
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: Art for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, why not consider giving a meaningful gift of art or simply stop by to view our galleries. No tickets required. ART IN THE ARTHOUSE connects film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  We proudly deliver a unique, alternative art-viewing experience at seven of our nine venues. You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special.Check out the bold, dynamic paintings and collages of Isabella Kelly-Ramirez at the Monica Film Center. Ramirez coopts images from fashion and art magazines, repurposing them to create surreal urban legends and ironi [...]
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BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY Q&A’s with Filmmaker Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY director Dava Whisenant will participate in Q&A's following the 7:50 pm shows on Friday, 11/30 & Saturday, 12/1 and after the 1:10 pm show on Sunday, 12/2. 
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PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE Q&A’s Saturday, 12/1 at the Monica Film Center.

PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF DESIRE post screening Q&A's:Saturday Dec 1st: 4:10pm (director Hao Wu & Adrian Chen, staff writer at The New Yorker) and 7:00pm (director with a panel of Chinese online
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The New Yorker Magazine on BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY, Opening Friday at the Monica Film Center: “Can a Musical Sponsored by a Toilet Manufacturer Be a Work of Art?”

From the New Yorker today, November 27, 2018, by Richard Brody: From the title alone, it’s obvious that “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” a new documentary by Dava Whisenant that opens this Friday, will be a delight. Its subject is the industrial musical—plays produced by corporations for their employees to enjoy at nationwide or regional sales meetings and conventions. Steve Young, who was, for more than twenty years, a writer for David Letterman, became obsessed, in the mid-nineties, with these shows—in particular, with LPs of them, which were pressed solely to be distributed to employees as souvenirs. The ostensible s [...]
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DRIVERX Q&A’s Featuring Cast and Crew Opening Weekend and Wednesday, 12/5 at the Monica Film Center.

DRIVERX  Q&A details 11/30 7:10 pm - Q&A Guest Moderator - Dan Bucatinsky (Emmy Award winning actor and producer) Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) - Lead Actor Henry Barrial - Writer/Director Mark Stolaroff - Producer Tanya Clarke (Banshee) - Lead Actress Daniel Lynn - DP Marvin Etzioni - Music contributionsFriday 11/30 10 pm - Intro  Guest Moderator - Dan Bucatinsky (Emmy Award winning actor and producer) Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) - Lead Actor Henry Barrial - Writer/Director Mark Stolaroff - Producer Tanya Clarke (Banshee) - Lead Actress Daniel Lynn - DP Saturday 12/1 7:10 pm - Q&A [...]
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SONG OF BACK AND NECK Q&A with Filmmaker Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

SONG OF BACK AND NECK filmmaker Paul Lieberstein will participate in a Q&A moderated by Rainn Wilson after the 7:40 pm show on Friday,
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Crossroads School Jazz “A” Band December 2 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the extraordinary Crossroads School Jazz "A" Band on Sunday, December 2, 2018 performing classic, contemporary and original jazz.Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a K-12, coed college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California. Crossroads was founded upon five basic commitments: to academic excellence; to the arts; to the greater community; to the development of a student population of social, economic and racial diversity; and to the development of each student's physical well-being and full human potential. One in four students receives financi [...]
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THE LONG DUMB ROAD Q&A’s with Cast and Crew at the Monica Film Center and Glendale.

THE LONG DUMB ROAD Q&A to follow the 7:30 pm show at the Monica Film Center on Friday, 11/16 and after the 7:15 pm show on Saturday, 11/17 at the Film Center:Moderated by: Casey WilsonAttending: Hannah Fidell (director) and Tony Revolori (cast)Glendale:Moderated by: Michaela WatkinsAttending: Hannah Fidell (director), Taissa Farmiga (cast) and Grace Gummer (cast)
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TRUST MACHINE Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

TRUST MACHINE Q&A following the 7:30 PM show on Friday, 11/16, 3:10 PM shows on Saturday, 11/17 and Sunday, 11/18 at the Monica Film participants are:Alex Winter, DirectorGeoff Clark and Kim Jackson, ProducersMichalakis Spyridon, Quantum Physicist Professor, Caltech UniversityMark Jeffrey, CEO & Co-Founder at Guardian CircleTor Ekeland, Lawyer Lauri LoveModerated by Jeremy Kay. 
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UPDATED HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A’s at the Playhouse, Noho 7 and Monica Film Center. See Below for Details.

FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A's after the 7:30 PM shows 11/2 - 11/4 at the Playhouse, and following the 7:30 PM shows at the Noho 7 on Monday, 11/5 and at the Monica Film Center on Tuesday, 11/6.Playhouse:11/2 Director John Anderson11/3 Musician Steve Madaio and director John Anderson11/4 Director John AndersonNoHo 7:11/5 Musician Jim Kweskin, Kathy Butterfield and director John AndersonMonica Film Center:11/6 Director John Anderson   
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Project LENS November 18 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventPlease join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents Project LENS for their Los Angeles debut event on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The event will be presented by LENS co-founders Ariel Mitnick and Rainer Crosett, with featured guest speaker Hillary Green-Lerman, an expert data scientist from DataCamp, the premier online educational platform for data science learning.Every Project LENS event features thrilling performances of classical music interwoven with a presentation from a non-musical field. For their LA debut, the LENS team will be revealing the commonalities between doing data scien [...]
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THE ADVOCATES Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center, Playhouse 7, NoHo 7 and Town Center 5.

Film CenterFriday, 10/19: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Mel Tillekeratne (advocate); & Alisa Orduña (Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Homelessness, City of Santa Monica). Moderated by Maryam Zar (Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils).Saturday, 10/20: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Rudy Salinas (advocate); special guests; and team members of United Way of Greater LA’s Everyone In campaign.Sunday, 10/21: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Claudia Perez (advocate with lived experien [...]
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STELLA’S LAST WEEKEND Q&A Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

STELLA'S LAST WEEKEND Q&A with stars Nat Wolff, Alex Wolff and Writer/director and star Polly Draper following the 7:00 PM show on Friday, Oct 12th at the Monica Film
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MUSEO Q&A With Manuel Alcalá after the 7 PM Show on Friday 9/28 at the Monica Film Center

MUSEO filmmaker Manuel Alcalá will participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM show on Friday 9/28 at the Monica Film
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BISBEE ’17 Q&A After the Friday 7:10 PM Show at the Santa Monica Film Center.

BISBEE '17 filmmaker Margaret Brown will host a Q&A with Robert Greene after the Friday 7:10 PM show at the Santa Monica Film
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: American Youth Symphony Woodwind Quintet October 14 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE presents a special morning of music with the debut performance of the American Youth Symphony Woodwind Quintet. The American Youth Symphony inspires the future of classical music by sharing exceptional, innovative concerts based on their landmark Fellowship program for musicians in high school through doctoral music programs, for free or significantly reduced admission.  Competitively selected, the orchestra is comprised of 100 musicians who represent extraordinary talent from all over the world. By gifting the community with remarkable concer [...]
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Join Laemmle for Tour de Summer Camps on Oct. 28 and Earn Free Movies + Private Screening

This fall Laemmle is going to camp!  No, we're not scheduling a "campy film" retrospective for our Throwback Thursday series  (though that might be a good idea!).  We're going to an actual camp (Camp Alonim in Simi Valley to be precise) Oct. 28 to participate in the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a charity bicycle ride that generates scholarship funding for 13 L.A. area Jewish summer camps.  The idea is to provide any youngster who wants to attend summer camp the means to do so. What's not to love about that?Here's the best part: you can join us! That includes our very own Greg Laemmle, his wife Tish, and Laemm [...]
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Bloody Disgusting Presents Retro Nightmares Cinema Series in Pasadena, North Hollywood, and Santa Monica!

Bloody Disgusting presents Retro Nightmares Cinema Series brings campy fun back to theaters starting this September in Pasadena, North Hollywood, and Santa Monica. Just in time to kick off the Halloween season, five HD digitally remastered cult horror classics--as voted online by fans--will be coming to the big screen for three nights only: The House on Sorority Row (Thursday, September 27th), Amityville: The Evil Escapes & Amityville: It’s About Time – Double Feature Event (Thursday, October 4th), and Sweet Sixteen & The Convent – Double Feature Event (Thursday, October 11th). of these films haven’t been shown [...]
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