A TABOO IDENTITY subject Kay Parker, producer Craig Muckler, and actress Jill Schoelen will participate in Q&A’s after all screenings.
Wes is More every Throwback Thursday in March at the NoHo 7! Savor every frame of five Wes Anderson classics, from BOTTLE ROCKET to FANTASTIC MR. FOX. Anderson’s new stop-motion film, ISLE OF DOGS, opens in Pasadena and NoHo on March 28th and in Claremont and Santa Monica on April 6th.
Our “Wes is More” #TBT series begins on Thursday, March 1st with RUSHMORE! Doors open at 7pm, trivia starts at 7:30, and movies begin at 7:40pm. Check out the full schedule below!
March 1: Rushmore
Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is the president of practically every club at his prestigious school. He is also one of the worst students. His latest pursuit is falling for a first-grade teacher. But when Max’s tycoon mentor (Bill Murray) starts an affair with the teacher, it triggers a war between Max and his friend. Format: Blu-ray. Tickets.
March 8: The Royal Tenenbaums
Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children. They were a family of geniuses and then they separated. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father’s fault. The tale follows the family’s sudden and unexpected reunion one recent winter. Format: DCP. Tickets.
March 15: Bottle Rocket
A group of young Texans aspiring to become master thieves hook up with a master con-man (James Caan) who sends them on a daring — if ill-conceived — mission. Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, and Robert Musgrave star. Format: DCP. Tickets.
March 22: The Darjeeling Limited
Three brothers (Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody) try to reforge family bonds on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India. Format: DCP. Tickets.
March 29: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson directs a stop-motion animated version of a Roald Dahl children’s book about a resourceful fox (with the voice of George Clooney) who challenges three evil farmers. With the talents of Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Brian Cox, Adrien Brody and Michael Gambon; Mr. Anderson wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach. Format: DCP. Tickets.
This is a Free Event
ART 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 what would become his new home in California. Shortly after the Nazi Annexation, Fox left Vienna because he had to choose between staying and risking his life, or escaping to freedom. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1939, served in the U.S. Army and then attended art school, a defining moment. He subsequently dedicated his life to perfecting his printmaking, drawing, painting, and ceramic skills.
Fox focused on landscapes, people and abstracts, from the Pacific Ocean to the mountains and all the streets in between. His works captured the ever-changing vistas of Los Angeles and his memories of Vienna. His body of work weaves together all the pieces of his life. His early works from the late 1940s and early 1950s captured the ever-changing vistas of Los Angeles. His body of work weaves together all the pieces of his life. Fox wanted people to stop for more than a moment to take a close look at his art and enter his life as it played out in California, oceans away from his beginnings in Vienna. Fox’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is collected by museums and private collectors. Fox passed away in 2011 at age 90 and created art until the last weeks of his life.
– Georgia Freedman-Harvey, CURATOR
Laemmle’s Royal Theatre
11523 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Wednesday, March 7, 7 pm
This is a Free Event
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 exhibit
Where 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 regions at once wild and otherworldly, Gronner gets lost in the raw intaglios of the earth, finding serenity in the unknown. His work summonsrare beauty, shrinks us down and raises us up, while standing in sheer awe of nature’s impeccable design. A native of Minnesota, Gronner is an avowed national parks lover who makes frequent pilgrimages to places like the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Arches National Park for reflection and shooting.
Southeast Asia has also served as inspiration, particularly Angkor Wat, the temples and ruins of Cambodia, and the jungles of Thailand and the Phillipines. Gronner began shooting quite early in life, at first with a Kodak Disc Camera,then a Pentax K1000 35mm. He studied at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Gronner’s sister, journalist C.J. GRONNER is a frequent collaborator. Their work has resulted in classic images of global music icons such as Björk, Tom Morello, Nine Inch Nails, Incubus, and Damian Marley in both still and video formats.
– Joshua Elias, CURATOR
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 4th
Not 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 concessions. Plus, Premiere Card holders receive $3 off movie tickets and 20% off concessions. To find out more, visit www.laemmle.com/premiere-cards.
We’ve got some smart cookies for customers so we have a tie-breaker question: you also have to guess the show’s running time. Take the tie-breaker seriously! In 2016, the running time question broke a tie between five entrants who correctly predicted 19 out of 24 categories!
We’ll announce the winners right here on our blog by March 5th. Good luck!
Twofer Tuesdays return just in time for Valentine’s Day. Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double feature of two all-time romantic favorites, THE WAY WE WERE and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE.
Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford demonstrate matchless chemistry in THE WAY WE WERE, which received six Oscar nominations in 1973, including a nod for Streisand as Best Actress. The picture won two Oscars, for Marvin Hamlisch’s memorable score and Best Song, written by Hamlisch, Marilyn and Alan Bergman.
Streisand plays a college radical who falls in love with the apolitical campus jock, who also happens to be a gifted writer. The film follows their tumultuous romance over two decades from the 1930s to the 1950s and reaches its climax in the era of the Hollywood blacklist, which destroyed families and careers. Arthur Laurents (West Side Story, Gypsy, The Turning Point) provided the screenplay, and Sydney Pollack, a master of movie romance, directed. The supporting cast includes Bradford Dillman, Viveca Lindfors, Patrick O’Neal, and Lois Chiles.
Pauline Kael wrote of the film, “It’s hit entertainment, and maybe even memorable entertainment…The movie is about two people who are wrong for each other, and Streisand and Redford are an ideal match to play this mismatch.” The finale, in which the lovers meet several years after their divorce and contemplate what might have been, has had audiences weeping for decades.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE from 1993 also boasts a tearjerking finale that packs a wallop. In the Oscar-nominated screenplay by director Nora Ephron, David S. Ward, and Jeff Arch, geography is the main obstacle keeping the star-crossed lovers apart. Tom Hanks plays an architect from Seattle who is still grieving over his dead wife. His son (Ross Malinger) decides that he needs to find a new mate and helps to orchestrate a radio confessional that attracts the attention of Meg Ryan, a journalist living in Baltimore.
Ephron, a celebrated journalist, novelist, and screenwriter, came into her own as a director when this rom-com became a surprise summertime smash. Ryan, who had starred in Ephron’s screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, demonstrated perfect rapport with Hanks, and they reteamed in Ephron’s You’ve Got Mail five years later. Rosie O’Donnell, Bill Pullman, Rob Reiner (the director of When Harry Met Sally), Rita Wilson, and Gaby Hoffmann as Malinger’s pint-sized co-conspirator contribute delicious cameos. Despite all the prodding and plotting, the potential lovers keep missing each other until a meeting atop the Empire State Building offers them a last chance at connection.
The New York Times’ Vincent Canby wrote, “Not since Love Story has there been a movie that so shrewdly and predictably manipulated the emotions for such entertaining effect.” The rousing soundtrack, which included a series of romantic standards performed by unexpected singers (including two numbers by Jimmy Durante), rose to the top of the pop charts and contributed to the movie’s success.
The double feature screens Tuesday, February 13th at our North Hollywood, Pasadena, and West LA venues.
Click here to purchase tickets for the 5pm screening of SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE with admission the the 7:10pm THE WAY WERE included.
Click here to purchase tickets for the 7:10pm THE WAY WE WERE with admission to 9:30pm SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE included.
Format: Both films on DCP
In celebration of Marijuana Awareness Month, weed proudly present ‘The Highly Curated‘ film series every Throwback Thursday in February at the Laemmle NoHo 7! Our crop of films includes WAYNE’S WORLD, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, FANTASTIC PLANET, and HALF BAKED. Help us spread the word and tell your buds!
February 1: Wayne’s World
A wacky, irreverent pop-culture comedy about the adventures of two amiable, aimless metal-head friends, Wayne and Garth. Starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Robert Patrick, and Tia Carrere. Format: DCP. Click here for tickets.
February 8: The Big Lebowski
Way out west there was this fella… fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Lebowski, he called himself “The Dude”… Format: DCP. Click here for tickets.
February 15: Fantastic Planet
Based on the 1957 novel Oms en série by French writer Stefan Wul Fantastic Planet is an utterly trippy French/Czech allegorical animation about humans living on a strange planet dominated by giant humanoid aliens who consider them pets. Format: DCP. Click here for tickets.
February 22: Half Baked
The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail. Starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, and Guillermo Díaz. Format: DCP. Click here for tickets.
ART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents COOK UP A SOUP AND OTHER TALES, featuring the works of visual artist and educator BENNY FERDMAN. Laemmle Theatres invites the community to join Ferdman for an artist talk, slide show on the big screen and refreshments on January 28, 11 am at Laemmle’s Town Center 5. Most artwork is for sale at this free exhibit, which runs through May 2018.
About the Exhibit:
As a collector of materials and stories from human, natural and cultural landscapes, BENNY FERDMAN’s artwork juxtaposes and reinterprets these images and tales to reclaim wonder in everyday life. Cook-Up a Soup And Other Tales is a collection of Ferdman’s adventurous reclamation and reworking of Jewish iconography, folk motifs and works drawn from diverse narratives and East European Jewish culture, that once expressed itself in Yiddish. Raised in Los Angeles by Polish-Jewish immigrants, Yiddish was Ferdman’s first language. He has lived, studied and worked in Boston, New York, New Mexico, France, California and Israel.
As a visual artist and educator, Ferdman’s art has brought him art residencies, commissions of large scale sculptures, museum exhibitions and installations, redesigns of synagogues, design and fabrication of stage sets, and the distribution of arts-based curricula throughout North America and Israel. “Opkochen a Zup!” is about the big soup or as Ferdman says, “the soup of life into which we’ve all been tossed-and-rolled around on boiling waves, sometimes grabbing hold of a bleeding beet, riding on the back of a big bean, caressing a carrot, or poked in the eye by a prankster parsnip. In this very crowded pot, we meet and gather and then scatter, as the pot gets stirred and spilled into a bowl and consumed with a satisfying slurp!”
– Fern Wallach, Curator
ART IN THE ARTHOUSE delivers a unique, alternative art-viewing experience. At Laemmle venues around town, we give our patrons opportunities to bond with notable and emerging visual artists. We focus on local talent and the robust L.A. arts scene, and apply high curatorial standards to exhibits lasting three to four months. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Laemmle Foundation which supports a variety of environmental and humanitarian non-profits doing inspired, essential work in our community.
Refreshments will be provided