DUCK BUTTER writer-director Miguel Arteta, writer-star Alia Shawkat and co-star Laia Costa will introduce the 9:55 PM show at the NoHo on Friday, April 27.
Join Laemmle and Eat|See|Hear for Military May at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood. Every Thursday in May our Throwback Thursday (#TBT) series presents five great war movies from D-Day to Desert Storm. It all starts Thursday, May 3rd with THE DIRTY DOZEN. Check out the full schedule below. For tickets and our full #TBT schedule, visit laemmle.com/tbt.
Special Discount: Tickets are $6 for service members with military ID.
May 3: The Dirty Dozen
Twelve military prisoners serving life sentences are trained to carry out a suicide mission against top Nazi officers. Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Ernest Borgnine, Telly Savalas, Trini Lopez, and Clint Walker star. Format: Blu-ray. Click here for tickets.
May 10: MASH
The hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one of the leading figures of Hollywood’s 1970s generation of innovative and irreverent young filmmakers. The war comedy details the exploits of military doctors and nurses at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in the Korean War. Starring Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, David Arkin, and more. Format: DCP. Click here for tickets.
May 17: Platoon
A young enlistee’s idealism fades when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. PLATOON was the first Hollywood film to be written and directed by a veteran of the Vietnam War. The film won Best picture at the 1986 Academy Awards where Oliver Stone also earned an Oscar for Best Director. Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe star. Format: Blu-ray. Click here for tickets.
May 24: Stripes
Two down on their luck friends decide to join the U.S. Army for a bit of fun. Billy Murray, Harold Ramis, and John Candy star. Roger Ebert said, STRIPES is “a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It’s a lot of fun.” Format: DCP. Click here for tickets.
May 31: Three Kings
After the Gulf War ends, three soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube) decide to steal the gold Saddam Hussein stole from Kuwait. But on their way to collect their booty, they bear witness to the disturbing results of the war effort. Directed by David O. Russell. Format: Blu-ray. Click here for tickets.
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY filmmaker Tamer El Said will participate in Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center after the 7 o’clock shows on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6.
THE TEST AND THE ART OF THINKING director-producer Michael Arlen Davis will participate in Q&A’s at the Music Hall after the 7:30 PM screening on Friday, May 4. Mr. Davis is a vice president of Canobie Films, a small independent documentary film company. He was an assistant on its production of ‘Martha and Ethel’ (1994, Sony Picture Classics), and a producer on its production of ‘Hats Off’ (2008, Abramorama).
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LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the Academy Philharmonic, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Middle school students from the woodwind and brass sections of Elemental Music perform chamber music from different genres. Sunday’s program will include Fire Dance by David Shaffer, March (from Second Suite in F) by Gustav Holst, arr. Scott Stanton, Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor, arr. James Curnow, and additional selections announced from the stage.
Academy Philharmonic is a program of Elemental Music, created to inspire, train, and nurture young musicians in Santa Monica. The organization began in 2004 by a SMMUSD music teacher who wanted to create an opportunity for elementary students to play in an orchestra throughout the school year, make new friends, and get excited about music. Since then, more than 1,000 students have participated in Elemental Music. Initially serving only 25 elementary school students, programs now serve nearly 300 elementary and middle school students in seven different programs this season.
Academy Philharmonic is one of Elemental Music’s newest programs. Comprised of six, seventh, and eighth graders, Academy Philharmonic provides new opportunities for middle schoolers in Santa Monica to experience the thrill of playing in a full orchestra, learning how to listen and blend with new instrument groups, and rehearsing and performing exciting new repertoire selections – all while being coached by some of the best teachers on the westside! Our students work with expert teaching artists to polish their technical skills and dig into the joys of music-making, all in a social setting. We offer many opportunities for student performances throughout the year at three different Elemental Music concerts plus various public events in the Santa Monica community. Elemental Music’s young musicians blossom in their own ways, both socially and musically. This vibrant program inspires a love of music in the hearts of some of the westside’s youngest artists.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Monica Film Center
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LIVES WELL LIVED filmmaker Sky Bergman will participate in Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center after the 7:30 PM show on Friday, April 20 screening and at the Playhouse 7 after the 5:20 PM show on Saturday, April 21.
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 exhibit
Forty 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 exhibited an increase in numbers.
On his journey, Strom discovered a rich tapestry, including remnants of Hasidic and Orthodox worlds, Jews who were greatly devoted to communism, and parents who were fervently seeking better lives for their children and their children’s children.This photographic exhibition is a small window into a large field of conditions as they were, as they are, and perhaps as they will remain. Strom seeks out the moment with an artist’s hyperawareness, capturing it with an emotion and tone that is singular and authentic. The artist expresses a quality of relaxed spontaneity in his work, an organic, natural approach that never feels preset. The shots were taken with a 35mm Nikon FE camera using Kodak Tri-X 400 B&W film.
Strom’s career has been incredibly multi-disciplinary. In the klezmer world, he is celebrated as a leading scholar, ethnographer, virtuoso violinist and bandleader. Remarkably, he is a writer of 12 books, a musician/composer of 15 recordings and a documentarian of 9 films.
His newest film, American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs, starts Friday, May 4th in Pasadena and Santa Monica. The film traces the history of American populism with the man who inspired progressive ideas– from FDR’s New Deal to Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign.
– Joshua Elias, CURATOR
Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of the hit Peter Sellers comedy from 1968, I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS! The Establishment meets the counterculture in this topical and often uproarious satire that poked fun at many of the conflicts dividing the country during the tumultuous 1960s.
Sellers plays an uptight Los Angeles lawyer whose life unravels when he meets a young hippie, played by Leigh Taylor-Young in her feature film debut.
Hy Averback directed the first screenplay written by Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker, and the picture’s success allowed Mazursky to make his directorial debut one year later on another swinging sixties comedy, ‘Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.’
The supporting cast includes Oscar winner Jo Van Fleet as Sellers’ intrusive mother, Joyce Van Patten as his befuddled fiancée, along with Herb Edelman, Grady Sutton, Salem Ludwig, and David Arkin.
One of the film’s memorable set pieces revolves around a supply of marijuana brownies that come from a recipe in cultural icon Alice B. Toklas’s famous cookbook. With marijuana now legal in California and in several other states, the film takes on renewed timeliness and may well give happy viewers a contact high.
Back in 1968, Variety declared, “Film blasts off into orbit via top-notch acting and direction.” Pauline Kael, who had recently begun her regular stint reviewing for The New Yorker, called the picture “A giddy, slapdash, entertainingly inconsequential comedy…the picture makes you laugh surprisingly often.” And Leonard Maltin praised this “excellent comedy about the freaking out of mild-mannered L.A. lawyer. Sellers has never been better.” Indeed the film represents one of the highlights of Sellers’ vibrant and diverse list of achievements during the 60s.
Actress Leigh Taylor-Young first came to prominence on the popular ‘Peyton Place’ TV series of the 1960s. Her other films include ‘The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight,’ which marked one of the first screen roles for Robert De Niro; John Frankenheimer’s ‘The Horsemen,’ co-starring Omar Sharif; the prophetic sci-fi movie, ‘Soylent Green;’ and the suspense thriller ‘Jagged Edge.’ She has worked in the theater and costarred in several popular TV series, including ‘Picket Fences,’ for which she won an Emmy, ‘Dallas,’ and ‘Passions.’ In recent years she has also been active in humanitarian and spiritual activities for the United Nations and other organizations.
I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS! followed by Q&A with Actress Leigh Taylor-Young screens Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 PM at the Royal Theatre in West L.A. Click here for tickets.