Bill Pullman and Hollywood Orchard host the premiere screening of THE FRUIT HUNTERS, directed by Yung Chang (Up The Yangtze), May 13 at the Monica. The screening begins at 7:30 PM. Pullman, a rare fruit aficionado and founder of Hollywood Orchard, will join three other subjects who are featured in the film for a post-screening Q&A moderated by entertainment reporter Zorianna Kit.
The fascinating new documentary FREE THE MIND brings together two groups of people whose numbers are increasing — children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and military veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder — and explores the possibility that at least some of these people from both groups can be greatly helped by meditation. Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo: “I was very impressed with the courage and openness that the veterans showed by signing up for the breathing program but even more surprised to see how they transformed themselves over the week long intervention.”
We open the film May 17 at the Music Hall and the next day at the Playhouse, Monica and Claremont.
For a limited time, help out ‘ol planet earth by purchasing our tasty Climate Ride Concession Specials at a sweet price! z
CLIF Bars go for $2. O.N.E. Coconut Water (16.9 oz) for $3 and our Climate Ride Combo featuring CLIF Bar, Coconut Water, and small popcorn for only $7. You may swap out a small bottled water or fountain drink if you don’t fancy the coconut water. Though we’re not sure why you would; we can’t get enough of the (admittedly) trendy beverage!
Proceeds from the specials support CLIMATE RIDE CALIFORNIA, a 5-day, 320 mile group cycling adventure through Northern California. The ride (May 19-23) benefits a variety of environmental causes focusing on renewable energy and sustainable transit.
When you purchase a –
• CLIF BAR, we give $1 to Climate Ride California
• O.N.E. Coconut Water, we give $2.
• Climate Ride Combo, we give $3.
So eat up, drink up and do some good! Enjoy.
Homies from Homeboy Industries will participate in Q&A’s after all the G-DOG Saturday/Sunday 5/4 and 5/5 screenings at the Claremont 5, NoHo 7 and Playhouse 7. Filmmaker Freida Mock will participate in a Q&A following the Sunday morning screening at the Monicas.
Dear Laemmle Patrons,
It’s a time of transformation for Laemmle and I’m pleased to have this opportunity to share some exciting new developments with you. First and foremost, there’s our new location, the Laemmle NoHo 7! This state-of-the-art theater opened last December at 5240 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the North Hollywood arts district. The venue features seven screens, digital projection, stadium seating, and is only two blocks from Metro. With the NoHo 7, we look forward to contributing to the bourgeoning arts and cultural scene in North Hollywood and the broader East Valley region.
On the virtual front, we have a brand new website in the works. It will include features such as Premiere Card ticket purchasing and reloading, site customization tools, staff reviews, theater blogs, and a slew of other enhancements. Watch for more details coming soon.
We’ve also seized this moment to update our logo and other communications with an aesthetic and attitude that better reflects who we are today and where we’re heading. The new header on this website is just the beginning. You’ll see further evidence of the new look in the coming days as we transition everything from our flyers and email newsletter to our for-sale merchandise and even employee uniforms (don’t be afraid to tell ’em how smart they look!).
As you may have heard, after two decades serving the Hollywood area we were unable to come to terms on a lease extension and have closed our Sunset 5 theater. We leave with fond memories and a deepening commitment to exhibiting quality film throughout Los Angeles. When the time is right, we will be back. In the meantime, we look forward to the imminent NoHo opening as well as other future projects where we’ll be taking on the role of both landlord and tenant.
Of course, these are just the highlights. To stay fully current with all things Laemmle, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and on our forthcoming blog. As always, we welcome and value your feedback.
On behalf of my father, Robert Laemmle, and our entire staff I want to thank you for your continued support of independent cinema in Los Angeles. We invite you to join with us as we embark on a new era for Laemmle. It’s one that will combine renewed energy and upgrades in services and facilities and with the one essential and unchanging thing that makes us who we are – our passion for exhibiting intelligent films to discerning audiences such as yourself.
See you at the movies!
Q&As with YOGAWOMAN director Kate McIntyre Clere and special guests from the yoga community:
• Friday -10/26 at the Monicas following 7:40 show
• Saturday -10/27 at the NoHo 7 following 3:20 show
• Saturday -10/27 at the Monicas following 7:40 show
• Sunday -10/28 at the Playhouse 7 following 3:00 show
Plus, special prizes from YogaWorks for the first 100 tickets buyers for the 7:40PM show at the Monicas on Friday, 10/26. Prizes from Laura Jane for the first 100 tickets buyers for the 7:40PM show at the Monicas on Saturday, 10/27.
YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has transformed the lives of thousands of over-stimulated, overscheduled, and multi-tasking modern women from the streets of Manhattan to the slums of Kenya.
SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE is a riveting investigation into the partisanship paralyzing our politics, going beyond the bitter rancor to reveal the truth of why our country is more polarized and our politics more gridlocked than at any other time in recent memory.
Jenn (straight) and Matt (gay) are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, they decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old fashioned way.
BROOKLYN CASTLE is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level – that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country.
When African-American models Billie Blair, Pat Cleveland, Alva Chinn, Norma Jean Darden, Charlene Dash, Bethann Hardison, Barbara Jackson, Jennifer Brice, Ramona Saunders, and Amina Warsuma boarded a plane from New York to Paris, they had no idea they would be part of a new world fashion order
A journalism student is locked in the bathroom with a well-known and revered newspaper writer in Spain during the democratic transition that took place after Franco’s long dictatorship.
The film introduces us to twelve diverse people who have survived tragedies and challenges by having great hope and helping others.
Q&A’s with the filmmakers and subjects of BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* along special guests this weekend.
What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten’s experienced this recently. His previous film BANANAS!* (2009) recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company.
What follows is an unparalleled thriller that has Gertten capturing the entire process – from DOLE attacking the producers with a defamation lawsuit, bullying scaretactics, to media-control and PR-spin. This personal film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get its way.
- Friday, August 3 – 7:50 PM – Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, lawyer Lincoln Bandlow with filmmaker ONDI TIMONER
- Saturday, August 4 – 5:30 PM and 7:50 PM – Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and lawyer Lincoln Bandlow
- Sunday, August 5 – 5:30 PM – Q&A with Filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and Lincoln Bandlow
- Saturday, August 4 – 11:00 AM – Q&A with filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and Lawyer Lincoln Bandlow with Oscar® Nominated filmmaker LUCY WALKER
- Sunday, August 5 – 11:00 AM – Q&A with filmmaker Fredrik Gertten and Lawyer Lincoln Bandlow