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Q&A’s for RESTORING TOMORROW, Inspiring Documentary About the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.

RESTORING TOMORROW filmmaker Aaron Wolf will participate in Q&A's at the Town Center after the 7:30 PM screenings on August 24 and 25 and the 3 PM screening on August 26; at the Ahrya Fine Arts after the 7:30 PM screening on August 27; at the Laemmle Glendale after the 7:30 PM screening on August 28; at the NoHo after the 7:30 PM screening on August 29; and at the Playhouse after the 7:30 PM screening on August 30. Rabbi Steve Leder will join him for the August 26 and 27 screenings. Special guests
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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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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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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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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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Almodovar’s WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN February 21st in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series continue our Anniversary Classics Abroad program with Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s international breakthrough film, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. This delightful farce was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988, and was named best foreign film that year by both the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.Carmen Maura, who has been a frequent Almodovar collaborator and is Spain’s most honored contemporary actress, stars as a soap opera actress sent into a spiral of comic misfortune when her longtime lover dump [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: DAVE FOX: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

RSVP HEREThis is a Free EventART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents DAVE FOX: A TALE OF TWO CITIES featuring the works of artist Dave Fox. Laemmle Theatres invites the community to join Rabbi Karen Fox for an artist talk, a slideshow on the big screen and refreshments on March 7 at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre. The artwork is for sale at this free exhibit, which runs through June 2018.About the exhibit:Born in 1920 in Vienna, Dave Fox was a storyteller in paint, ink and clay. His art, captured in his sketchbook, his constant companion throughout his life, reflected what he saw every day wandering the Austrian countryside and wha [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: PAUL GRONNER: LOST IN THE HOODOS in Pasadena

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Pasadena, photographer PAUL GRONNER: LOST IN THE HOODOS. All works are for sale and on display till April, 2018.About the exhibitWhere could a more perfect place be to lose oneself than amongst the Hoodos, the stunning spire-shaped rocks that blanket Southern Utah? In this photographic exhibition by PAUL GRONNER, the arresting Hoodos of Bryce Canyon National Park is just one of the locales showcased by the artist.His majestic suite of landscapes have been arranged in a keen, painterly fashion. Each work is well-sighted and ever-present.With an uncanny ability to sally forth into re [...]
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Laemmle’s Umpteenth Annual Oscar Contest, 2018 Edition!

It’s time for our annual Predict the Oscars Contest! The person who most accurately predicts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s choices in all 24 categories, from the shorts to Best Motion Picture, will win fabulous prizes (free movies and concessions at Laemmle)!First place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $150. Second place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $100. Third place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $50. Entries are due by 10AM the morning of the awards ceremony on March 4thNot sure what a Laemmle Premiere Card is? Think of it like a prepaid gift card for yourself! Use it to pay for movie tickets and c [...]
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