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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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QUINCY Director Al Hicks will Participate in Q&A at the Monica Film Center

QUINCY director Al Hicks will participate in a Q&A Friday 9/21 after the 7:00 PM show at the Monica Film
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Acclaimed HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING Filmmaker Q&A’s Opening Weekend at Santa Monica and Pasadena

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING filmmaker RaMell Ross will participate in Q&A's after the 7:40pm shows on Friday and Saturday at the Monica Film Center and after the 4:40pm screening on Saturday at the
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MDMA Filmmaker in Person for a Q&A at the Monica Film Center.

MDMA filmmaker Angie Wang will participate in a Q&A after the 9:55 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Friday, September
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Filmmaker Q&A’s for New Nutria Doc RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE.

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE filmmakers Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer plus animator Mike Glum will participate in a Q&A at the Monica Film Center after the 8 PM screening on Friday, September 14. Costello and Springer will return for a Q&A after the Saturday, September 15 8 PM
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A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS Director Judy Greer in Person for Q&A’s.

A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS director Judy Greer will participate in Q&A's after the 7 PM screenings at the Fine Arts and the 8 PM screenings at the Monica Film Center on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Street Symphony’s Las Colibrí September 23

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventPlease join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents Las Colibrí, Street Symphony’s Mariachi Ensemble-in-Residence, Sunday, September 23, 2018.  The program will be hosted by Benjamin Shirley, Street Symphony's first Composer Fellow. Featured songs will include Sones En Tacones, Cancion Mexicana, Sabor a Mi, La Madrugada, Lena de Pirul, Si nos Dejan, Jesusita en Chihuahua, Popurri Linda Rondstadt, Volver Volve and Guantanamera/La Bamba.Street Symphony places social justice at the heart of music making by creating authentic, powerful engagements between professional and e [...]
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Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder’s DESTINATION WEDDING Opens at the Monica Film Center August 31.

Director's Statement, Destination Wedding:I have always loved grumpy people -- the less self-edited the better. They seem  fearless; they make you laugh and they make you think. And if you ask enough questions, you find that sometimes there are excellent reasons for their grumpiness. Life, after all, does hand out its injuries.None of which is to say that grumpiness makes for a good long-term plan. Without  at least a little hope and optimism, life gets pointless in a hurry. And so grumpy people present a question, in real life and, sometimes, in stories: can they heal? Do they still care to try? The struggle of hope versus experien [...]
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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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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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B-Movie Titan KING COHEN in Person for Q&A’s!

KING COHEN subject-star Larry Cohen and director Steve Mitchell will participate in Q&A's at the Fine Arts screenings on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at the NoHo screening on Monday, July 23, and at the Monica Film Center screening on Thursday, July 26. Actor-interviewee Laurene Landon will join them for the Friday screening. Filmmaker-interviewee Mick Garris and screenwriter-interviewee David J. Schow will join them for the Monday
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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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CALLING ALL EARTHLING Q&A’s and Sound Baths!

All Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1 CALLING ALL EARTHLING screenings at the Fine Arts and the Sunday, July 1 screenings at the Playhouse will be feature live sound baths. There will be filmmaker Q&A’s after the Friday and Saturday screenings at the Fine Arts and each screening at the Playhouse, NoHo, and Monica Film and A?Friday June 29th @ 5PMAhrya Fine ArtsHelaine Anderson and Sacral SoundsnoSaturday June 30th @ 7:30PMAhrya Fine ArtsKassia Meador and Farmer DaveQ and ASunday July 1 @ 9:55PMAhrya Fine ArtsHelane Anderson from Sacral SoundsSunday July 1, 11amPasadena Playhouseyes sound bath, TBDQ and ASunday July 1, 7:30PMPasadena Pla [...]
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HALF THE PICTURE Q&A’s Friday and Saturday in Santa Monica.

HALF THE PICTURE filmmaker Amy Adrion will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center following the 7:10 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23. Melissa Goodman of the ACLU will join her for the Friday Q&A and filmmakers Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY), Nisha Ganatra and Tina Mabry (HBO's "Insecure" and OWN's "Queen Sugar") will join her for the Saturday
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