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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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35th Anniversary Screenings of THE MAKIOKA SISTERS on Wednesday, August 22 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest offering in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Kon Ichikawa’s poignant family drama, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS.One of the great Japanese masters, Ichikawa is perhaps less widely celebrated than his countrymen Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. He began directing features in the 1940s, and his films The Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, Tokyo Olympiad, and others found passionate critical defenders.One of his later films, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS, is adapted from a popular Japanese novel by Junichiro Tanizaki and follows the fortunes of four sisters from a wealthy family in Os [...]
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Kenneth Turan Extols the “Quietly Ferocious” ‘1945’ & Its Encore Engagement.

We reopen the Hungarian drama 1945 today. L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan wrote about it the other day:The premise is simple but compelling: Two strangers get off a train in a small town and nothing is ever the same again. It could be the setup for a classic western, but the town is in rural Hungary, the two men are Orthodox Jews, and the year, as the title indicates, is 1945.Photographed in luminous black and white and returning to theaters by popular demand, this 2017 Hungarian film is a quietly ferocious piece of work that puts a particular time and place under a microscope, revealing hidden fault lines and differences that have been [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: CALEY O’DWYER: SCORING MOVEMENT in NoHo

 ART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents our latest NoHo exhibit CALEY O’DWYER: SCORING MOVEMENT. These bold, modern mixed media works are for sale and on display till October, 2018. Come on in and check out our gallery.About the exhibitCALEY O’DWYER is a practicing artist, writer and therapist based in Los Angeles at the Brewery Arts Complex. His body of work serves as unmistakable proof that the professional triangle of Art, Writing, and Therapy inform each other. In this series, O’Dwyer explores multiple selves through deft application in a variety of media. Each figure moves through space playing with time and boundari [...]
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Q&A’s with the PUZZLE Filmmaker this Weekend in Encino & Pasadena.

PUZZLE director Marc Turtletaub will participate in Q&A's at the Town Center on Friday, August 3 after the 4:10 and 7 PM screenings and at the Playhouse on Saturday, August 4 after the 4 and 7 PM
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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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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 20th Anniversary Screenings on Wednesday, July 18 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest offering in our Anniversary Classics Abroad series: 20th anniversary screenings of the Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film of 1998, Roberto Benigni’s LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.The film was nominated for seven Oscars in all, including Best Picture of the year, an unusually strong showing for a foreign language film. It also won an Oscar for Benigni as Best Actor, the first time in the Academy’s 70-year history that a male actor had won the top prize for a foreign language performance.Nicola Piovani also won for his lyrical musical score. In addition to its [...]
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Milos Forman’s THE FIREMEN’S BALL Screens Tuesday, June 26 in Encino, Pasadena, and West L.A.! Q&A with Co-Screenwriter Ivan Passer at the Royal.

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. THE FIREMEN'S BALL co-screenwriter Ivan Passer will participate in a Q&A after the screening at the Royal. Laemmle Theatres president Greg Laemmle will moderate. Passer also worked with Forman on LOVES OF A BLONDE and is perhaps best known [...]
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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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Special Guests + Q&A’s for AFTER AUSCHWITZ Screenings.

AFTER AUSCHWITZ Q&A's: Director Jon Kean will attend every 5:30pm showing at the Music Hall. Of special note: Saturday 5:30 Q & A will be moderated by Jane Lynch (Glee, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Sunday 5:30pm Q & A will be moderated by Melissa Rivers (E! Television Network) and will include survivor Renee Firestone. Monday at 5:30 we welcome Dr. Miriam Koral, UCLA professor of Yiddish language for our post film talk about Yiddish Culture Pre-Post War. Wednesday at 7:10 our talk will be moderated by Dr. Michael Berenbaum who will talk with three generations of Holocaust survivors including Renee Firestone. In Encino, join us May [...]
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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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