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Milos Forman’s THE FIREMEN’S BALL Screens Tuesday, June 26 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA!

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. Forman was part the Czech New Wave, a group of talented filmmakers (also including Jan Kadar, Jiri Menzel, and Ivan Passer) who emerged during the 1960s. Forman’s 1966 film, Love of a Blonde, was also an Oscar nominee and put him on the [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: The Pasadena Art Show 2018 June 13

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents THE PASADENA ART SHOW 2018! Please join us as we celebrate our local artists in an intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks, and of course refreshments. Meet the artists and stay for the wine, cheese and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in the Los Angeles region.About the ExhibitWe continue our tradition of showcasing dynamic, local talent in this fourth edition of our annual Pasadena group exhibit. Produced every [...]
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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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MEASURE OF A MAN Q&A’s this Weekend in Santa Monica and Pasadena.

MEASURE OF A MAN director Jim Loach and producer Christian Taylor will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 4:40 and 7:20 PM screenings on Saturday, May 12 and at the Playhouse 7 after the 11 AM and 1:40 PM shows on Sunday, May 13. Co-star Judy Greer will join them for the Sunday
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AMERICAN SOCIALIST: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EUGENE VICTOR DEBS Filmmaker Yale Strom in Person for Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center and Playhouse.

AMERICAN SOCIALIST filmmaker Yale Strom will participate in Q&A's on the following schedule: Friday May 4, 7:10 and 9:55pm in Santa Monica; Saturday, May 5 all Santa Monica screenings; Sunday, May 6 at the Playhouse for the 1:50pm show and the 7:10 and 9:55pm shows in Santa
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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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Q&A’s with THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW Filmmaker this Weekend in Pasadena and North Hollywood.

THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW writer-director Peter Livolsi will participate in Q&A's after the 7:20 PM screening at the Playhouse on Friday, 4/27 and after the 7:40 show at the NoHo on Saturday,
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LIVES WELL LIVED Q&A’s April 20 & 21.

LIVES WELL LIVED filmmaker Sky Bergman will participate in Q&A's at the Monica Film Center after the 7:30 PM show on Friday, April 20 screening and at the Playhouse 7 after the 5:20 PM show on Saturday, April
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents THE STROM PROJECT: FRAGMENT in Pasadena

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Pasadena from photographer, musician, and cultural anthropologist Yale Strom.  All works in THE STROM PROJECT: FRAGMENT exhibit are for sale and on display until June 14, 2018.About the exhibitForty years ago, musician and cultural anthropologist YALE STROM trekked to Eastern Europe. He came across Jews living in cities, towns and tiny villages, often reminiscent of a pre-war shtetl environment. He bore witness to a dwindled Jewish population with some areas completely devoid of Jewish life. But he also found that a few larger cities were quite populous, and had actually exhib [...]
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ROGERS PARK Q&A at the Playhouse Opening Weekend.

ROGERS PARK actors Christine Horn ('American Crime Story') and Jonny Mars ('A Ghost Story') and director Kyle Henry will participate in Q&A's at the Playhouse after 7:40 PM screenings Friday-Sunday, April
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THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS 50th Anniversary Screening on Wednesday, April 18 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, a 50th anniversary screening of Gillo Pontecorvo’s memorable and still timely political drama, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS. The film was an Oscar nominee for best foreign language film of 1966, but it was not released in the United States until 1968, when it received additional nominations for best director and for best original screenplay by Pontecorvo and Franco Solinas. The film was considered so inflammatory that it was not shown in France until 1971. The picture, filmed in black-and-white to approximate the look of a news [...]
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Fred Astaire Double Feature: THE BAND WAGON and EASTER PARADE on April 3 in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present two Fred Astaire musicals in the popular Twofer Tuesday program this Easter holiday season, the 65th anniversary of THE BAND WAGON (1953) paired with, appropriately, the 70th anniversary of EASTER PARADE (1948). Astaire is considered the most influential actor-dancer in the history of motion pictures and television, and both films showcase his bountiful talent and artistry from the Golden Age of the movie musical.Astaire was coaxed out of retirement to replace an injured Gene Kelly as the lead in Easter Parade, co-starring Judy Garland, who plays a chorus girl he grooms for stardom [...]
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AARDVARK Q&A’s with Zachary Quinto.

On Friday April 13th at the Playhouse AARDVARK actor Zachary Quinto will participate in a Q&A following the 7:20 PM show. On Saturday, April 14th at the Monica Film Center Mr. Quinto will sit for a Q&A following the 7:20 PM show. The moderator for the latter Q&A will be actor-producer Matt Bomer and they will also be joined by AARDVARK producer Neal
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55th Anniversary Screening of TOM JONES March 21st in Pasadena, Encino, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program: a 55th anniversary presentation of the Oscar-winning film of 1963, TOM JONES.Tony Richardson’s spirited comic romp was the first all-British production to be named best picture by the Academy since Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet in 1948. The film won three other Oscars—best director for Richardson, best adapted screenplay by award-winning British playwright John Osborne, and best musical score by a gifted new composer, John Addison. The film received six other nominations, including a record-tying five acting nods&m [...]
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GOLDSTONE Q&As in Pasadena & Santa Monica this Saturday, March 10.

GOLDSTONE star Alex Russell and U.S. distributor Arnie Holland will participate in Q&A's on Saturday, March 10 after the 1:50 PM screening at the Playhouse and the 5 PM show at the Monica Film
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SUBMISSION Q&A’s with the Filmmaker Opening Weekend at the Monicas & Playhouse.

SUBMISSION writer-director Richard Levine will participate in Q&A's following the 7:30 PM screening at the Monica Film Center on Friday, March 9 and after the 7:30 show at the Playhouse on Saturday, March
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Sublime Israeli Drama FOXTROT Opens Friday

This Friday we are excited to open Samuel Maoz's FOXTROT at the Royal in West L.A. Cinephiles in the Valley and and Pasadena area can see the film starting March 9 at the Town Center and Playhouse. A biting social satire in which a troubled family copes with the death of their son at his isolated military post, FOXTROT is the official Oscar submission from Israel that wrecked audiences and earned rave reviews at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. It won the Grand Jury prize at Venice, as well as eight Ophir Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.American film critics have been universally overwhelmed by the mo [...]
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A TABOO IDENTITY Q&A’s March 27-29

A TABOO IDENTITY subject Kay Parker, producer Craig Muckler, and actress Jill Schoelen will participate in Q&A's after all
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YOUNG KARL MARX Filmmaker Raoul Peck in Person for Q&A’s.

YOUNG KARL MARX filmmaker Raoul Peck will participate in Q&A's after the 7 PM show on Tuesday, February 27 at the Royal and after the 7:10 show on Wednesday, February 28 at the
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