Q&A’s this week (11/2 – 11/6) at Laemmle Theatres

ORCHESTRA OF EXILES filmmaker Josh Aronson will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:20 screenings at the Music Hall 3 on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd; plus Q&A after the 5:30 and introduction of the 7:50 screenings at the Town Center on Saturday, November 3rd.

From Academy Award-nominated director Josh Aronson, ORCHESTRA OF EXILES reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world’s greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic (which would become the Israeli Philharmonic).

Now playing at the Music Hall 3 and the Town Center. Plus, morning shows this weekend at the Claremont 5 and Playhouse 7.


Fashion designer Ozwald Boateng, subject of A MAN’S STORY, will participate in a Q&A after the 7:10 PM screening at the NoHo 7 on Friday, November 2.

Already celebrated as one of the most talented menswear designers in the world, Ozwald Boateng is about to go bankrupt and divorce his first wife. Through luck and circumstance director Varon Bonicos is able to switch on a camera. It continues to roll for the next twelve years.

Now playing at the NoHo 7.

 


BURN filmmakers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez will participate in a Q&A after the 3:30 PM screening at the NoHo 7 on Saturday, November 3.

From executive producer Denis Leary, BURN is a look at firefighting in Detroit with the highest arson rate in the country, and a budget crisis of epic proportions.

Now playing through 11/8 at the NoHo 7.

 

 


HIGH GROUND producer Don Hahn, (Frankenweenie, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:50 screening on Saturday, November 3 and the 3:15 screening on Sunday, November 4 at the Playhouse 7.

HIGH GROUND follows 11 veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche.

Now playing at the Playhouse 7.

 


DEMOCRACY AT WORK Q&A schedule at the NoHo 7:

  • Friday (11/2) after the 7:50pm screening, producers Q&A after the screening (David Ciszewski, Sergio Crego, Susan Metzger)
  • Saturday (11/3) after the 7:50pm screening, Full Cast and Crew Q&A after the screening
  • Sunday (11/4) after the 7:50pm screening, producers Q&A after the screening (David Ciszewski, Sergio Crego, Susan Metzger)
  • Election Day, Tuesday (11/6) after the7:50pm screening, producers Q&A after the screening with actors Sean Spence and Robin Shelby

 

Now playing at the NoHo 7.

Full list of Q&A’s this week (10/26 – 10/29) at Laemmle Theatres


Q&As with YOGAWOMAN director Kate McIntyre Clere and special guests from the yoga community:

• Friday -10/26 at the Monicas following 7:40 show
• Saturday -10/27 at the NoHo 7 following 3:20 show
• Saturday -10/27 at the Monicas following 7:40 show
• Sunday -10/28 at the Playhouse 7 following 3:00 show

Plus, special prizes from YogaWorks for the first 100 tickets buyers for the 7:40PM show at the Monicas on Friday, 10/26. Prizes from Laura Jane for the first 100 tickets buyers for the 7:40PM show at the Monicas on Saturday, 10/27.

YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has transformed the lives of thousands of over-stimulated, overscheduled, and multi-tasking modern women from the streets of Manhattan to the slums of Kenya.

YOGAWOMAN is now playing at the NoHo 7, Monicas, Playhouse 7, and Claremont 5.


SPLIT director Kelly Nyks will participate in Q&A’s after the 11:10 AM screenings at the Monicas on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28.

SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE is a riveting investigation into the partisanship paralyzing our politics, going beyond the bitter rancor to reveal the truth of why our country is more polarized and our politics more gridlocked than at any other time in recent memory.

SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE plays Saturday and Sunday morning at the Claremont 5, Monicas, and Playhouse 7.

 


GAYBY director/writer/co-star Jonathan Lisecki will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:40 screenings at the NoHo 7 on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27.

Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way.

GAYBY is now playing at the NoHo 7.

 

 


BROOKLYN CASTLE director Katie Dellamaggiore will participate in Q&A’s at the Playhouse 7 after the 1:50 and 4:30 screenings on Saturday, October 27.

BROOKLYN CASTLE is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level – that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country.

BROOKLYN CASTLE is now playing at the Playhouse 7 and the Town Center.

 


VERSAILLES ‘73 director Deborah Riley Draper will participate in Q&A’s after the 5 and 7:20 PM screenings at the Music Hall 3 on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27.

When African-American models Billie Blair, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, Charlene Dash, Bethann Hardison, Barbara Jackson, Jennifer Brice, Ramona Saunders, and Amina Warsuma boarded a plane from New York to Paris, they had no idea they would be part of a new world fashion order

VERSAILLES ‘73 is now playing at the Music Hall 3.


MADRID, 1987 producer Jessica Berman will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 PM screening at the NoHo 7 on Monday, October 29.

A journalism student is locked in the bathroom with a well-known and revered newspaper writer in Spain during the democratic transition that took place after Franco’s long dictatorship.

MADRID, 1987 is now playing at the  NoHo 7.

 

 


SEEDS OF RESILIENCY director Susan Polis Schutz will participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM screening at the Music Hall 3 on Friday, October 26.

The film introduces us to twelve diverse people who have survived tragedies and challenges by having great hope and helping others.

SEEDS OF RESILIENCY is now playing at the Music Hall 3 and Town Center.

FOR ELLEN Q&A with Paul Dano, John Heder, and So Yong Kim

Q&A after the 7:30 PM screening at the Music Hall on Friday, October 19.FOR ELLEN writer-director So Yong Kim and actors Paul Dano and John Heder will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30PM screening at the Music Hall 3 on Friday, October 19.

Buy tickets here.

Film Summary:

Aspiring rock star Joby Taylor (Paul Dano) has wanted nothing more than to “make it”, having flirted with fame but never crossed over into true success. In the midst of a low period in his life, he agrees to sign divorce papers with his estranged wife (Margarita Levieva) in order to see money from the sale of their home, only to discover that by signing the papers, he will forfeit all custody of his six-year-old daughter, Ellen (Shaylena Mandigo). With a good-natured lawyer (Jon Heder) unable to make headway in reversing the decision, and a girlfriend (Jena Malone) that represents an era of his life that he might be ready to graduate from, Joby negotiates a visit with his daughter to explore whether he is able to walk away from his child, and whether it might be too late for reconciliation.

Q&A’s with UNION SQUARE director Nancy Savoca this weekend in Beverly Hills, Encino, and Pasadena


UNION SQUARE director Nancy Savoca will participate in Q&A’s on the following schedule:

  • Saturday, July 14 after the 5:10 screening and introducing the 7:30 screening at the Music Hall 3.
  • Sunday, July 15 after the 1 PM screening at the Town Center.
  • Sunday, July 15 after the 7:50 screening at the Playhouse 7.

BILL W. Q&A’s May 27th – May 30th

In 1999, Bill Wilson was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Heroes and Icons of the 20th Century for his role as co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Through interviews, recreations, and rare archival material, BILL W. traces Wilson’s life through his 17 years of devastating alcoholism, the crucial years of A.A.’s founding and growth, his battle with depression, his experimentation with LSD, and his struggle with celebrity status in an anonymous society.

BILL W. co-director Dan Carracino will participate in Q&A’s on the following schedule:

  • Sunday, May 27th at the Music Hall 3 after 2:50 PM screening.
  • Sunday, May 27th and Wednesday, May 30th at the Playhouse 7 after 7:40 PM screenings.
  • Monday, May 28th at the Monicas after 11:10 AM screening.