A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: THE ADVOCATE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS filmmakers Billy Clift and David Millbern will participate in a Q&A following the 7:00 pm show on Tuesday, 11/13.
HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A’s after the 7:30 PM shows 11/2 – 11/4 at the Playhouse, and following the 7:30 PM shows at the Noho 7 on Monday, 11/5 and at the Monica Film Center on Tuesday, 11/6.
11/2 Director John Anderson
11/3 Musician Steve Madaio and director John Anderson
11/4 Director John Anderson
11/5 Musician Jim Kweskin, Kathy Butterfield and director John Anderson
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11/6 Director John Anderson
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Please 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 science and interpreting works of music. A musician’s aim to tell a story through music by interpreting scores in a specific way is, as they will show, not so different from a data scientist’s mission to make raw data intelligible and meaningful to others. These parallel interpretative journeys often lead to conflicting conclusions among both musicians and data scientists, with disagreements over whether, for example, a work of music is fundamentally humorous or tragic, or whether drinking coffee makes you live longer or shorter. What does an honest interpretation based on deep analysis look like in both cases, and what can go wrong? Join Project LENS for this discussion and live performances of string quartets by Beethoven and Debussy!
Project LENS is a performance collaborative founded in Boston in 2014 with the mission of exploring the many ways in which music is connected to the world around it. Our events weave TED-style talks given by experts in their fields together with classical performance, revealing parallels that cast both subjects in a new light. We believe music can interact meaningfully with virtually any other discipline, and our events have featured topics as diverse as evolution, moral philosophy, neurobiology, visual art, and documentary filmography. Our featured speakers have included world-renowned psychologist Steven Pinker, painter Samuel Bak, and numerous Harvard professors and researchers.
Our musical collaborators have included the GRAMMY Award-winning Parker Quartet, and we have appeared at venues ranging from Harvard’s Paine Hall to the Oberon Theatre, the Harvard Ed Portal, and Boston’s Pucker Gallery. Our three co-founders, Ariel Mitnick, Rainer Crosett, and Alan Toda-Ambaras, met during their studies in the Harvard-New England Conservatory Joint Program, and their combined accolades include prize-winning theses and top academic honors at Harvard College, top prizes at international music competitions, and collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma.
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Sunday, November 18, 2018
Monica Film Center
When we’re not watching foreign films or documentaries, we’re probably watching the Dodgers. But the rest of the time? The rest of the time we’re playing video games! Join us in celebrating one of the world’s most under appreciated art forms with four of our favorite gaming-inspired films every Throwback Thursday in November at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood.
Our “My Life as a Video Game” Throwback Thursday series begins on Thursday, November 1st with THE LAST STARFIGHTER! Doors open at 7pm, trivia starts at 7:30, and movies begin at 7:40pm. Check out the full schedule below!
November 1: The Last Starfighter
Q&A with star Lance Guest!
Avid video game player Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was a test. He’s been recruited to join a team of top starfighters to defend their world from the attack. TICKETS.
November 8: WarGames
A young video game aficionado, David (Matthew Broderick), inadvertently taps into a top secret U.S. military computer and proceeds to play his favorite game, “Global Thermonuclear War.” What we know, but David doesn’t, is that the Pentagon, hoping to eliminate the chancy “human element” in the event of an actual war, has given its computer total, irreversible control over the launching of nuclear weaponry. David and government official McKittrick (Dabney Coleman) race against time to reverse the computer’s resolve to send bombers to Russia. TICKETS.
November 15: TRON
A hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and David Warner star. TICKETS.
November 22: Thanksgiving (No Screening) 🦃
November 29: Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Director Edgar Wright’s adaptation of a series of graphic novels follows Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who must defeat his new girlfriend’s (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven evil exes in order to win her heart in this original and clever coming-of-age comedy. TICKETS.
Details about December #TBT screenings are coming soon. Remember to check www.laemmle.com/tbt for updates!
Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double feature of classic Universal studios’ horror films on the eve of Halloween, October 30, in our popular Twofer Tuesday (two films for the price of one) program. We will show a “double treat” of the 85th anniversary of THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) paired with the 70th anniversary of the horror-comedy ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948).
THE INVISIBLE MAN was a key entry in the cycle of terror films from Universal studios in the early 1930s that helped secure its reputation as the “house of horror” in the early sound era. Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., son of the studio founder, the film stars Claude Rains in his American screen debut and Gloria Stuart, and was based on the H. G. Wells’ novel, adapted for the screen by R. C. Sheriff (‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips,’ ‘The Four Feathers,’ ‘Odd Man Out’). Universal called on James Whale, the acclaimed director of ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘The Old Dark House’ (with ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ still waiting in the wings in the genre), to helm the project.
Rains portrays Dr. Jack Griffin, a chemist whose experiments with an obscure drug go awry, rendering him invisible and murderously insane. Rains played the title character mostly as a disembodied voice, often shown swathed in bandages, appearing only briefly on screen. He would later become one of the most recognizable of British actors working in Hollywood, garnering four Oscar nominations (‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,’ ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Mr. Skeffington,’ ‘Notorious’) and dozens of notable performances in his illustrious career.
Leading lady Gloria Stuart would have to wait sixty-four years before she capped her career with an Oscar nod for ‘Titanic’ in 1997. THE INVISIBLE MAN was a major hit at the box office, and was named one of the year’s ten best by The New York Times, whose critic at the time wrote,“The story makes such superb cinematic material that one wonders why Hollywood did not film it sooner…it is a remarkable achievement.” In 2008 the Library of Congress added it to the National Film Registry.
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN, as noted by TV Guide, is a “hilarious spoof of the Universal horror films of the 1930s and early 40s.” Bud Abbott and Lou Costello star as railway freight handlers who unwittingly deliver the “undead” bodies of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein’s Monster (Glenn Strange) to a wax museum, where they are revived. Lon Chaney Jr. co-stars, recreating his role as the Wolf Man, who tries to aid the comic duo. Lugosi donned Dracula’s cape in a featured role for the second and final time on the screen. The Invisible Man also makes a cameo appearance, this time with the voice of Vincent Price.
The film, directed by Charles Barton from a screenplay by Robert Lees, Frederic Rinaldo, and John Grant, was such a huge hit that it propelled Abbott and Costello onto the Top Ten Box Office Stars Poll the following year, where they would be ranked for four consecutive years. Its success also spawned a series of seven films in which the duo would “meet” more of the monsters from the Universal vaults. The film is ranked 56th on the AFI’s list of the Funniest Movies, and was added to the National Film Registry in 2001.
The Halloween Eve Twofer Tuesday double bill of THE INVISIBLE MAN and ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN plays at three Laemmle locations: Royal, NoHo and Pasadena Playhouse 7 on October 30.
ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN shows at 4:40 PM and 8:10 PM. THE INVISIBLE MAN shows at 6:30 PM and 9:55.
Click here to get tickets for the 4:40 PM or 8:10 PM ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN with the 6:30 PM or 9:55 THE INVISIBLE MAN included.
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WEED THE PEOPLE Q&A with director Abby Epstein and producer Ricki Lake following the premiere 7:30 PM show on Tuesday, 10/30 at the Fine Arts.
Q&A’s at the NoHo 7 are as follows:
11/2 7:30 PM Abby Epstein & Ricki Lake, Sol Tryon & Mikki Willis
11/3 4:50 PM Tracy Ryan, Josh Ryan, Jeffrey Raber and associate producer Adam Vine
11/3 7:30 PM Dr. Bonni Goldstein, Dr. Susan Storch, AJ, Sheila and Chris Kephart
11/4 4:40 PM Angela Smith & Chico Ryder
11/5 7:30 PM Dr. Keith Heinzerling UCLA
11/6 7:30 PM Tracy Ryan and Dr. Ziva Cooper, UCLA
11/7 7:30 PM Tracy Ryan and Dr. Howard Padwa, UCLA
11/8 7:30 PM Dr. Zilara Uskrup UCLA
Monica Film Center
Friday, 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 experience); & Maryam Zar (Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils).
Monday, 10/22: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Bill Parent (Chair of the Santa Monica Social Services Commission and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee on Homelessness); Tara Barauskas (Executive Director, Community Corporation of Santa Monica)
Tuesday, 10/23: Q&A following 7:30 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Claudia Perez (advocate with lived experience); Mary Kirchen(Founder, Housing Works); and Anne Miskey(C.E.O., Union Station Homeless Services).
Wednesday, 10/24: Q&A following 7:30 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Rudy Salinas (advocate); and executives from L.A. Family Housing.
Town Center 5
Thursday, 10/25: Q&A following 7:30pm show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Mel Tillekeratne (advocate); plus special guests.
WOBBLE PALACE Q&A with director, cast and crew moderated by Tierney Finster on Friday, 10/12 after the 7:40 PM show at the NoHo 7. Director Eugene Kotlyarenko will also participate in a Q&A on Sunday, 10/14 after the 7:50 PM show.