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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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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: HILL & STUMP at the Royal

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE happily welcomes back artists DAPHNE HILL and ANNA STUMP, this time to the Royal for a festival of color just in time for the holidays. Swing by our gallery for a look at their newest work. The exhibit runs through February, 2019.About the exhibitSuccessful collaboration in the world of painting is a rare phenomenon. The duo of HILL and STUMP,  known for their breathtaking floral compositions, have nourished a unique and productive partnership. In a kind of creative symbiosis, they appear to “finish each other’s sentences,” layering each piece and editing each other to create something entirely new. [...]
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Fifty-fifth Anniversary Screenings of Luchino Visconti’s THE LEOPARD on December 5th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of acclaimed director Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece, THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo). The film will close out the year for the popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program of showcasing vintage foreign-language cinema.The Leopard is based on the historical novel by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa, an international best seller upon publication in 1958. The story is set in the 1860s during the turbulent period of the “Risorgimento,” the struggle for the unification of Italy.All this is reflected in the fate of one Sicilian aristocratic [...]
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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 FARM Q&A with Filmmaker Opening Night at the Town Center.

THE FARM filmmaker Hans Stjernswärd will participate in a Q&A following the 9:55 pm show on Friday,
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Our 11th Annual Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-ALONG is Just Around the Corner! Get Tickets Now!

UPDATE! We're pleased to announce our Fiddler Hosts for 2018!  Click here for bios.(skip to main article)Ahrya Fine ArtsRobbo - NEW! - singer, songwriter, and song leader, appearing on behalf of Shalom Institute, home of Camp JCA Shalom - BUY TIXPlayhouseCantor Aviva Rosenbloom - NEW! - appearing on behalf of the Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIXRoyalAaron Wolf - NEW! - director of Restoring Tomorrow, appearing on behalf of Camp Hes Kramer and Gindling Hilltop Camp - BUY TIXNoHo 7Gustavo Bulgach - musician, bandleader of Klezmer Juice - BUY TIXMonica Film CenterIsaac Wade [...]
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FAMILY IN TRANSITION Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Town Center.

FAMILY IN TRANSITION filmmaker Ofir Trainin along with Amit and Yuval Tsuk will participate Q&A's after the 5:20 pm and 9:45 pm shows on Friday, 11/16 and on Saturday, 11/17 after the 1:00 pm and 3:10 pm
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THE DIVIDE Q&A Opening Night at the Town Center.

THE DIVIDE director/star Perry King will participate in a Q&A following the 7:00 pm show on Friday,
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Eightieth Anniversary Screenings of Jean Renoir’s GRAND ILLUSION on November 14 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece, GRAND ILLUSION. We present this program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Renoir’s film is generally regarded as the finest set during the First World War, and it endures as a memorable lament for the loss of an entire generation.Part of the originality and impact of 'Grand Illusion' comes from the fact that it has no battle scenes. Much of it is set in a German prison camp where several French soldiers are under the command of an [...]
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THE WALDHEIM WALTZ Revisits One of the “Masters of Alternative Facts and Populism.”

We are opening the superb, "brutally relevant" new documentary THE WALDHEIM WALTZ next Friday, November 16 at the Royal and Town Center. "A timely and engagingly personal reminder of recent European history," the film has enjoyed wide acclaim. It's a film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power. Filmmaker Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, and the outbreak of anti-Semitism [...]
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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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Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE 60th Anniversary Screenings October 17 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, 60th anniversary screenings of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1958, Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE. Tati made only six feature films over the course of his career (including Jour de Fete, Playtime, and Traffic), and this comedy—his first film in color—is considered one of the highlights. Tati had introduced the character of Mr. Hulot in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, his highly praised film from 1953. He once again plays the character of Hulot in this more ambitious satire of moder [...]
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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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THE SAMUEL PROJECT Cast and Crew will Participate in a Q&A Friday, 10/05 at the Town Center After the 7:10 PM Show and at the Music Hall Following the 7:40 PM Show.

THE SAMUEL PROJECT Q&A with Hal Linden and Ryan Ochoa Friday, 10/05 at the Town Center after the 7:10 PM show and at the Music Hall following the 7:40 PM
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: SCREENINGS in NoHo October 17

Artist ReceptionLaemmle NoHo 7Wednesday, October 17,  7-9 pmRSVP hereThis is a free eventLaemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents SCREENINGS, a new art show in Noho based on ideas of scale, reproduction, and projection. This special exhibit features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks and 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 Los Angeles.The artists are: Brody Albert, Stephen Aldahl, Theodora Allen, Allen Brewer, Andy Brown, Jason Burgess, Pablo Carrillo, Milano Chow, Michael Dopp, Andy Faul [...]
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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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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: The Claremont Art Show 2018 September 30

Artist ReceptionLaemmle Claremont 5450 West 2nd StreetSunday, September 30, 11am-1pmRSVP hereThis is a free event!Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents THE CLAREMONT ART SHOW 2018!  Please join us as we celebrate local artists in an intimate theatre setting. Produced by master impresario Lynn Chang, our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks, and refreshments. Meet the artists and stay for the bagels, pastries, coffee and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los An [...]
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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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Q&A’s for RESTORING TOMORROW, Inspiring Documentary About the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

This just in...RESTORING TOMORROW filmmaker Aaron Wolf will participate in Q&A's at select screenings with a variety of special guests. Join the conversation. Join the movement. This is a special moment for all cultures to come together and join the discussion, leaving with hope and a drive to take action.Confirmed Q&A's at Encino Town Center after the 7:30PM screenings on August 24th, 25th and the 3PM screening on August 26th.August 27th at 7:30PM at the Ahrya Fine Arts.August 28th at 7:30PM at the Laemmle Glendale.August 29th at 7:30PM at NoHo 7.August 30th at 7:30PM at Pasadena Playhouse 7.Rabbi Steve Leder will join Aaron for the [...]
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