GOODBYE WORLD actors Adrian Grenier and Mark Webber, producer Mary Pat Bentel and co-writer Sarah Adina Smith will participate in a Q&A after the 7:10 PM screening at the Monica on Friday, April 4. Director Denis Henry Hennelly will be at the Monicas for a Q&A after the 7:10 screening on Sunday, April 6.
Charlie Siskel, co-director of the fascinating new documentary FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, will participate in Q&A’s at the Playhouse after the 7:30 PM screening on Saturday, April 5 and after the 3:10 and 5:20 screenings (the latter with an introduction) on Sunday, April 6.
Angeleno booklovers, this Saturday there is a very neat event in our city’s best new public space and it is free: Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest. There are so many cool things for bookworms, young and old, to do. Check it out!
AWAKENED writer-director Joycelyn Engle will participate in Q&A’s after each 4:10 and 7 PM screenings at the Music Hall from Friday, March 28 through Sunday, March 30. On Sunday the 30th she will be joined by cast members Steven Bauer, Julianne Michelle, John Savage, Sally Kirkland, Stelio Savante and Bryan Dechart.
Looking for an easy way to support sustainability, active transportation, and environmental causes? Buy one of our new tasty treats the next time you’re at Laemmle and we will donate a portion of sales to Climate Ride! One dollar of every Kind Bar, $2 of any O.N.E. Coconut Water, and $3 of all Climate Ride Combo purchases will go to help the environment. The combo includes a Small popcorn, one Kind Bar, and a Coconut Water.
This short video featuring company president Greg Laemmle will run before each film we screen to help raise awareness. Watch it here first and enjoy an exclusive outtake not in theaters:
Climate Ride Wine Country 2014 is a fully-supported, four-day group ride covering 250 miles of stellar Northern California scenery starting in San Francisco and winding through the famous wine growing regions of Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley. It culminates at the iconic state capitol building in Sacramento. Interested in doing more for Climate Ride? You can support the winners of our Climate Ride contest or register to participate in the ride yourself! Special thanks to our partners at Kind, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Climate Ride, and the Laemmle Charitable Foundation.
Check out this short video essay about the Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film, THE MISSING PICTURE. The writer essentially made a “handmade” thank you letter to the filmmaker, Rithy Panh, that gives one a good idea of what a powerful, unique movie this is.
Jackson Pollock is a giant of American painting and one of his largest and most important pieces has been restored and is now on display here in Los Angeles through June 1st. From the Getty website:
“Commissioned by art collector and dealer Peggy Guggenheim for the entry to her New York City apartment in 1943, Mural by Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956) is considered one of the iconic paintings of the twentieth century. Now in the collection of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, it represents a transitional moment in Pollock’s career, as he moved toward an experimental application of paint. Following extensive study and treatment at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute, this exhibition presents the newly conserved work alongside findings from the Getty’s research.”
This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see a part of our American heritage as it was meant to be seen, not on a computer monitor or the page of a book, but in person with one’s own eyes.
And if you go, consider supplementing your weekend of visual arts with one of two excellent films about fine art we are currently showing as Saturday/Sunday morning screenings– THE RAPE OF EUROPA and TIM’S VERMEER.