BRAMPTON’S OWN Q&A with filmmaker Michael Doneger and actors Alex Russell, Scott Porter and Kevin Linehan following the 5:20 PM show on Saturday, 10/20 at the Playhouse.
THUNDER ROAD cast and crew will participate in Q&A’s after the 1:00 PM shows and introduce the 9:55 PM shows on Friday, 10/19 – Sunday, 10/21 at the Playhouse.
Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, 60th anniversary screenings of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1958, Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE.
Tati made only six feature films over the course of his career (including Jour de Fete, Playtime, and Traffic), and this comedy—his first film in color—is considered one of the highlights.
Tati had introduced the character of Mr. Hulot in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, his highly praised film from 1953. He once again plays the character of Hulot in this more ambitious satire of modern technology and its dehumanizing effect on family life. Jean-Pierre Zola and Adrienne Servantie play a married couple in thrall to a sterile, workaday world. Alain Becourt plays their young son who finds liberation with his playful uncle.
As in many of Tati’s films, Mon Oncle pays homage to the masters of silent comedy. There is very little dialogue in the film; instead the humor is visual, where the slightly futuristic settings are as important as the human characters. The ingenious sets were designed by Jacques Lagrange at the Victorine Studios outside Nice.
Variety wrote, “Jacques Tati’s film has inventiveness, gags, warmth and a ‘poetic’ approach to satire.” Leonard Maltin declared, “Tati’s first color film is a masterpiece… Continuous flow of sight gags (including the funniest fountain you’ll ever see) makes this easygoing, nearly dialogue-less comedy a total delight.”
The film has also had an enduring impact on many other directors. At the AFI Festival in 2010, David Lynch presented a screening of Mon Oncle and announced that it was one of the films that had the greatest influence on him.
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.
Laemmle NoHo 7
Wednesday, October 17, 7-9 pm
This is a free event
Laemmle’s Art in the Arthouse presents SCREENINGS, a new art show in Noho based on ideas of scale, reproduction, and projection. This special exhibit features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks and the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.
The artists are: Brody Albert, Stephen Aldahl, Theodora Allen, Allen Brewer, Andy Brown, Jason Burgess, Pablo Carrillo, Milano Chow, Michael Dopp, Andy Faulkner, Kim Garcia, Rochele Gomez, Dustin Hodges, Daniel Ingroff, Max Karnig, Nick Lowe, Nancy Lupo, Nevine Mahmoud, Maura Murnane, Jean Nagai, Ben Wolf Noam, Nick Perr, Paul Pescador, Pam Posey, Heather Rasmussen, Cally Robertson, Georgia Sands, Asha Schechter, Katie Shapiro, Dylan Sharp, Orion Shepherd, Augustus Thompson, Tristan Unrau, Jessica Williams, Nate Wolf, and Bruce Yonemoto.
About the Exhibit
Screenings started with a very simple idea; make an artwork in the shape of a movie screen. In order to produce an exhibition to include a range of voices, moods, and tones, we engaged a group of artists from diverse practices and offered them a uniform, structured point of departure: the widescreen format. We thought it would be fantastic to see these artworks displayed on the big screen. For the duration of screenings, the artworks are projected, silently, as part of Laemmle’s pre-show trailers. This creates a two-part viewing experience; the original artwork and its scaled-up reproduction.
The prompt to “make an artwork in the shape of a movie screen” naturally inspires thoughts about the history and context of cinema. The movie screen is probably the most iconic rectangle of all time (maybe only recently surpassed by the smartphone). It’s compelling to see how different visual artists compose in this scenic format. Some artists in Screenings, such as Bruce Yonemoto and Paul Pescador, work with film/video as a primary medium. Others have certainly been influenced by films in their aesthetic development. Our hope is that a moviegoer who comes to a Laemmle Theatre to see a film discovers not only the artworks on display but also a meditation on composition that enhances their cinematic experience.
– Conor Thompson, CURATOR
Laemmle Noho 7
Wednesday, October 17, 7-9pm
Refreshments will be provided
THE PANAMA PAPERS director Alex Winter will participate in Q&A’s at the Playhouse 7.
Friday 11/2: 7:10
Saturday 11/3: 1:20 and 7:10
Sunday 11/4: 1:20 and 4:10
This fall Laemmle is going to camp! No, we’re not scheduling a “campy film” retrospective for our Throwback Thursday series (though that might be a good idea!). We’re going to an actual camp (Camp Alonim in Simi Valley to be precise) Oct. 28 to participate in the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a charity bicycle ride that generates scholarship funding for 13 L.A. area Jewish summer camps. The idea is to provide any youngster who wants to attend summer camp the means to do so. What’s not to love about that?
Here’s the best part: you can join us! That includes our very own Greg Laemmle, his wife Tish, and Laemmle V.P. and family member Jay Reisbaum – all proud products of local Jewish camps who made sure their kids got to experience the magic of camp for themselves! Now, they’re riding on Oct. 28th to ensure that the next generation is afforded the same opportunity, regardless of financial status.
If riding isn’t your thing but you’d like to support Team Laemmle and the kids who’ll benefit, CLICK HERE. Thank you!
For more active participation, Team Laemmle is now forming and we’re accepting all comers at all levels to ride with Greg & co. The hardcore among us can opt for the century or metric century, while the less ambitious can opt for 36 or 18-mile routes. Mash the pedals or head out for a Sunday cruise. Either way, you’ll find like-minded spirits coming together for a day of fun, challenge, camaraderie, and natural beauty. All in the name of a great cause.
It gets better still. When you join Team Laemmle you’ll be eligible for perks that will appeal to both your cycling and movie-loving sides. For starters, if you’re a first-time TDSC (Tour de Summer Camps) participant, we’ll cover your entire registration fee (a $45-$55 value). If you’re a returning TDSC rider, we’ll provide you with code for $10 off. Contact Marc Horwitz for Team Laemmle sign-up instructions and promo codes.
If you’re one of the first 18 members to join us, we’ll seed your fundraising account with $100. This will give you a jump start on the $500 suggested minimum. Then it’s up to you to hit up your network. We’ll be there throughout to support you with ideas and incentives. Plus, there’ll be free team training rides in the lead up to the event.
Now … what about those fundraising incentives?
At $180, get a pair of Laemmle movie passes and free popcorn coupon, good at any of our nine neighborhood locations. That’s right, all you need to do is raise 80 bucks (when we supply the first $100) to earn your passes!
At $300, get a second pair of movie passes.
At $500, get a third pair of passes and a custom-designed Laemmle cycling jersey (post-event).
At $700, get a Laemmle Premiere Card with $100 to spend on movies and concessions (this replaces prior movie passes earned).
At $1000, keep your Premiere Card AND book a night in The Lamb’s Den, Laemmle’s swanky West L.A. 13-seat private screening room ($300 value).
Well, what do you say – let’s hop on our bikes, earn some great free stuff, and help us look after the next generation of movie-goers. No-brainer, right?
Questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.