CARL JACKSON’S THE JESUS FREAK director Carl Jackson will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 PM screening at the Music Hall on Tuesday, August 29.
ENGLAND IS MINE producer Orian Williams will participate in a Q&A after the first evening screening at the Monica Film Center on Friday, September 1.
There will be Q & A’s after the following DAVE MADE A MAZE screenings:
Friday 8/18 7:40PM at the Monica Film Center
Bill Watterson (director), Steven Sears (writer), John Charles Meyer (producer), Jon Boal (cinematographer), David Egan (editor), Meera Rohit Kumbhani (Actress), Stephanie Allynne (Actress)
Saturday 8/19 3:10PM at the Monica Film Center
Jeff White (Art Director), Mike Murnane (Lead Sculptor), Lauren Melody Shell (Set Dresser/Prop Master), Trisha Gum (Production Designer)
Saturday 8/19 7:40PM at the Monica Film Center
John Charles Meyer (Producer), Adam Busch (Actor), Frank Caeti (Boom Operator), Kirsten Vangsness (Actress)
Sunday 8/20 7:40PM at the Monica Film Center
Steven Sears (Writer), Jeff White (Art Director), Stephanie Allynne (Actress), Kirsten Vangsness (Actress)
Monday 8/21 7:30PM at the Ahrya Fine Arts
Steven Sears (Writer), Rick Overton (Actor), Scott Krinsky (Actor)
Wednesday 8/23 7:40PM at the Monica Film Center
John Charles Meyer (Producer), Nick Thune (Actor), Meera Rohit Kumbhani (Actress), Adam Busch (Actor), Scott Krinsky (Actor), John Hennigan (Actor)
Thursday 8/24 7:40PM at the Monica Film Center
Bill Watterson (Director), James Urbaniak (Actor), Scott Narver (“Cameraman”), Frank Caeti (“Boom Operator”)
SUDDEN FEAR (1952) 65th Anniversary Screening
With Introduction by film historian Jeremy Arnold
Tuesday, August 29, at 7:30 PM at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre
Presented on DCP. Click here for tickets.
One of the dominant series in this year’s Emmy competition is Feud: Bette and Joan, which earned a near-record total of 18 nominations, and the top contender for Best Actress is Jessica Lange for her multi-dimensional portrayal of screen icon Joan Crawford.
During this Emmy season, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 65th anniversary screening of one of Crawford’s most memorable performances in the film noir favorite, SUDDEN FEAR.
The film earned four Oscar nominations in 1952, including one for Crawford as Best Actress, one for Jack Palance as Best Supporting Actor and another for Charles Lang’s moody black-and-white cinematography.
The ingenious screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee and Robert Smith, adapted from a novel by Edna Sherry, casts Crawford as a highly successful New York playwright who rejects an aspiring young actor when he auditions for the leading role in her latest play. Crawford insists that he lacks the charisma to be convincing as a romantic lead.
Ironically, when she later meets the actor on a train heading back to her home in San Francisco, she finds him more compelling and begins to fall in love with him. But this is only the beginning of a romantic melodrama with some startling and frightening twists ahead for both characters.
Film noir historian Spencer Selby called the film ”undoubtedly one of the most stylish and refined woman-in-distress noirs.” Leonard Maltin agreed that the film is a “solid suspense thriller with many neat twists.”
Gloria Grahame, who made four movies in 1952, including The Bad and the Beautiful (which won her the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress), has a juicy supporting role as Palance’s secret lover.
David Miller (Midnight Lace, Lonely Are the Brave, Captain Newman, M.D.) directed.
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Coffee, Cantatas, and Conversation! Please join us Sunday, September 10 when LAEMMLE LIVE welcomes Los Angeles Baroque for a FREE chamber music concert. The baroque ensemble’s Westside debut will feature Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto 6 and a mini comic opera, A Coffee Cantata, in a new (and very funny) translation by Hugh Macdonald.
Directed by Lindsey Strand-Polyak and Alexa Haynes-Pilon, Los Angeles Baroque (LAB) was founded in 2016. LAB enables dedicated professional, student and community musicians from greater Los Angeles to explore repertoire, learn Baroque playing style and perform. The group encourages and supports the early music community in Los Angeles in an inclusive environment to give highly motivated players more performance opportunities. This diverse group rehearses and performs regularly at St James’ Episcopal Church in South Pasadena.
Praised for her “Rococo gracefulness,” Lindsey Strand-Polyak is active throughout the West Coast as a baroque violinist and violist. She performs with the American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks and Bach Collegium San Diego. Dr. Strand-Polyak is co-artistic director of baroque chamber group Ensemble Bizarria and of Los Angeles Baroque. Canadian Alexa Haynes-Pilon has established herself in the Los Angeles early music scene. She has performed with Los Angeles Baroque Players, Con Gioia and Musica Angelica, and as co-founded two early music chamber groups, Concitato 415 and Ensemble Bizarria. Alexa recently finished her doctoral studies at the University of Southern California. She believes strongly that the future of classical music lies in youth education. Photo credit: Helen Berger
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Monica Film Center
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Art in the Arthouse proudly presents LOVE, HOPE, MEMORY, featuring the works of SHULA SINGER ARBEL at the Monica Film Center. Please join us for our slide show on the big screen, artist talk, and of course, the wine, cheese and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Drawing inspiration from her incredible family history, ARBEL created paintings based on photographs found in an old photo album. Curated by Tish Laemmle, the exhibit runs through early January 2018 at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica. shulasingerarbel.com
About the Exhibit:
LOVE, HOPE, MEMORY is the story of Shula Singer Arbel’s parents, Edith and Michael Singer. They met in 1946 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Heidenheim Germany, right after World War II. ARBEL’S mother was a survivor of Auschwitz, her father had been in the Russian and Polish Army. In spite of the tremendous loss and unimaginable suffering, this was a time of great hope and optimism for the future. It was a time of building new lives and looking forward. Based on black and white photographs found in an old photo album, the portraits are a fusion of representational, abstract, and dream-like images; a flattening of form mixed with painterly surfaces. The figures in the paintings are intentionally faceless to create a more universal narrative.
ARBEL was born in Israel and moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. She received an MFA degree from UCLA in Film Production, worked in the film industry and was the first recipient of the Barbra Streisand screenwriting award.
Now a full-time artist, she exhibits her work extensively in galleries throughout Los Angeles and in public venues including, Pershing Square Park, the Wilshire Vermont Metro Station, and a billboard in Culver City.
What drew me to ARBEL’s artwork were not only her magnificent bright colors and patterns, but also her ability to evoke the past. Mesmerized by the figures in her “memory” series, I imagine myself as one of those women, knowing my childhood is gone forever, but my future can be as brilliant as my imagination will allow.
– Tish Laemmle, CURATOR