THE LAST LAUGH filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein will participate in Q&A’s at the Music Hall after the 7:30 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, and after the 3:10 PM show at the Town Center on Sunday, March 18. Renee Firestone, Robert Clary (Hogan’s Heroes), and producer Anne Hubbell will join her for the Friday Q&A. Holocaust scholar Michael Berenbaum will join her for the Saturday Q&A.
BWOY director John G. Young will participate in Q&A’s at the Music Hall after the 7:30 PM screening on Friday, March 31 and after the 9:55 PM screening on Saturday, April 1.
Art in the Arthouse is pleased to present the paintings of Daphne Hill & Anna Stump at the Monica Film Center. The exhibit runs through May, 2017.
About the work:
Successful collaboration in the world of painting is quite a rare phenomenon. The duo of DAPHNE HILL and ANNA STUMP, known for their breathtaking floral compositions, have nourished a unique and productive partnership. In a kind of creative symbiosis they appear to “finish each other’s sentences” on the canvas, layering each piece and editing each other to create new forms.
Stump comments, “Our painting process is so egoless because we can’t [as individual artists] get attached to anything we do.” Hill confirms, “We never call the piece finished unless we’re both happy with it.”
Their work includes nods to Rococo foliage, gilt decoration, Japanese motifs, and Impressionism. Artists such as JAKUCHU, FRAGONARD and SARGENT, as well as the light and spectacle of the Southern California landscape serve as inspiration.
In this exhibit, curated for Art in the Arthouse by Tish Laemmle, the magic of the flower is utilized as a vehicle for light and form to express itself. Nothing is overlooked. Whether realized or abstracted, each individual mum, magnolia, cactus blossom, or other gem gets its due, while the presence of gloss resin delightfully brings certain elements to life.
The pair work together in their studio in San Diego, and also maintain a space in the El Sereno neighborhood of L.A. Both are involved in the community, acting as instructors for studio and art history courses in the local college district.
The results of Sunday’s Oscars were pretty ho-hum right up until somewhere around the 245th minute, when we all witnessed the most embarrassing accounting error of all time. Apparently the gentleman from PricewaterhouseCoopers was more focused on his star-struck tweeting than making sure he gave Warren Beatty the right envelope. However, let’s not let this snafu obscure the fact that the Academy surprised everyone and honored a genuinely marvelous film, Moonlight, only the second Best Picture Winner about LGBTQ people (the first was Midnight Cowboy) and the first with an all-African American cast.
Anyway, in our little Oscar contest, the winner was the only one with 20 correct, so they stood alone at the top. For the 2nd-5th place winners, 24 people correctly guessed 18 categories – and even with the Tie-Break question about the show’s running time there were still multiple ties.
Interestingly, for Best Picture, our winner picked La La Land – which for about two minutes was the correct answer – but they still beat their competition by two answers. Among the winners, the difficult categories were Best Picture (Moonlight or La La Land), Best Actor (Denzel Washington or Casey Affleck), Best Sound Mixing (La La Land or Hacksaw Ridge), and Best Live Action Short.
1st Place) Mariano A. of Beverly Hills.
18 Correct – 1 minute off official time
Tie 2nd) Jen M. of Pasadena.
Tie 2nd) Marina O. of Los Angeles.
18 Correct – 6 minutes off official time
3rd Place) Martha C. of Valley Village.
18 Correct – 8 minutes off official time
Tie 4th) Tristan K. of West Hollywood.
Tie 4th) Cory G. of Los Angeles.
Tie 4th) Jacob W. of Los Angeles.
18 Correct – 9 minutes off official time
5th Place) Rachel S. of West Hollywood.
THE GREAT & THE SMALL writer-director Dusty Bias and star Nick Fink will introduce and participate in a Q&A after the 7 PM screening at the Music Hall on Friday, February 17.
Join us at the Monica Film Center on Sunday, March 5, 2017 for Laemmle Live’s third concert featuring Lincoln Middle School Madrigal Singers. The program will include a variety of classical and popular music, folk songs and audience participation, too! Under the direction of Vanessa Counte, Choral Director, the Madrigal Singers are an audition-based a cappella ensemble that perform as part of Santa Monica’s Lincoln Middle School choral program. They meet once a week to rehearse and focus on Renaissance through contemporary a cappella choral literature. Recipients of top ratings in Southern California Festivals, they have been guest performers at local elementary schools, cub scout holiday meetings and the Aga Khan Foundation Walk.
Vanessa Counte has been the Choir Director at Lincoln Middle School since 2005. Mrs. Counte earned her BA in Music Education at Western Michigan University. An active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the Southern California Vocal Association, she is currently finishing her Master of Music in Choral Conducting through CAL State LA’s three summer program.
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Sunday, March 5, 2017
Monica Film Center
ON THE ROCKS writer-directors Ariel Gardner and Alex Kavutskiy will introduce and/or do Q&A’s after all screenings at the Music Hall February 3 – 9. The cast will join them opening night.
YOUTH IN OREGON director Joel David Moore will participate in two Q&A’s this weekend:
Friday, Feb. 3, after the 7:30 PM screening at the MUSIC HALL: Moderator: Debbie Lynn Elias of Moviesharkdeblore/Culver City Observer and joined by actor Alex Shaffer and screenwriter Andrew Eisen;
Saturday, Feb. 4, after the 7:30 PM screening at the PLAYHOUSE 7: Moderator: Susan King of the Los Angeles Times.