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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: THE LOCAL SEEN in Santa Monica June 5

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents The Local Seen, featuring the compelling works of three Santa Monica artists, Paula Goldman, Gwen Samuels, and Michal Story. Please join us for our opening reception Wednesday, June 5 at the Monica Film Center. Check out our bonus show, Paula Goldman's Monuments, upstairs in our Mezzanine. Meet Paula, Gwen and Michal and enjoy the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. A portion of the sales benefits the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitArtists often see things diff [...]
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ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW Q&A with Cast & Crew Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW actor David Dastmalchian, director Collin Schiffli and producer Nacho Arenas will participate in a Q&A moderated by Ashley Crossan (host of Entertainment Tonight) following the 7:00 pm show on Friday,
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A VIOLENT SEPARATION Q&A with Filmmakers at the Monica Film Center.

A VIOLENT SEPARATION directors Kevin and Michael Goetz and writer Michael Arkof will participate in a Q&A following the 4:10 pm show on Saturday,
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WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE Q&A with Filmmakers Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE producers, Jared Ian Goldman (Ingrid Goes West, The Skeleton Twins), Robert Mitas (Flatliners) and screenwriter Mark Kruger will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 pm show on Friday,
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CHARLIE SAYS Q&A’s with Screenwriter Guinevere Turner Opening Weekend at the NoHo and the Monica Film Center.

CHARLIE SAYS screenwriter Guinevere Turner will participate in a Q&A on Friday, 5/10 at NoHo, and on Saturday, 5/11 at the Monica following the 7:30 pm
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GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY Q&A’s in Santa Monica & Pasadena this Week and Next.

GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY filmmaker Stacey Hayashi will participate in Q&A's on the following schedule: Monica Film Center 5/3, 5/4, 5/5 after 1pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, and 7:50pm screenings; at the Playhouse 5/10, 5/11, 5/12 after the 1pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, and 7:50pm
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Mostly Kosher May 19 in Santa Monica

This is a Free Event!RSVP via EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE presents acclaimed klezmer gypsy-rock band Mostly Kosher, reconstructing Judaic and American cultural music through ravenous klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains. Mostly Kosher is a musical feast that "explodes into a global food-fight of Jazz, Latin, Rock, and Folk."In response to the poetry and folk music of Judaic roots, their original voice resounds with themes of social justice, human dignity and mutual understanding. Led by frontman Leeav Sofer, one of Jewish Journal’s "30 under 30" most accomplished professionals in the Los Angeles Jewish diaspora, Mostly Kosh [...]
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THE SERENGETI RULES Q&A Opening Night with Subjects of the Film at the Monica Film Center.

THE SERENGETI RULES Dr. Jim Estes, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCSC and subject of the film with Dr John Terborgh, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Duke University also subject of the film will participate in a Q&A moderated by David Guy Elisco, Executive Producer, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios following the 7:50 pm show on Friday, 5/17.
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BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ Q&A’s with Filmmakers and Guests Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ Q&A details below:April 19th - after the 7:10 pm showFilmmakers Pamela B. Green (director) and Joan Simon (co-writer) with Kathy Bates, Kiernan Shipka and Catherine Hardwicke. Moderated by Evan Kleiman.April 20th - after the 1:40 pm showFilmmakers Pamela B. Green (director) and Joan Simon (co-writer) with Cari Beauchamp, Teri Shropshire and Patricia Riggen.April 21st - after the 1:40 pm showFilmmaker Jon Wilkman, film archivist Dino Everett, and film historian Anthony Slide. With David Kipen serving as
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LOST & FOUND Q&A’s with Cast and Crew Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

LOST & FOUND Q&A's with filmmaker Liam O. Mochain and star Norma Sheahan following the 7:10 pm show on Friday, 4/19 and Saturday, 4/20 and after the 1:10 pm show on Sunday, 4/21. Friday's Q&A will be moderated by Nathaniel Bell, film critic, LA
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BARDO BLUES Q&A’s with Cast & Crew at the Monica Film Center.

BARDO BLUES Q&A's with filmmaker Marcia Kimpton after the 5:30 pm and 7:40 pm shows on Friday, 5/3; with star Natalie Sperl after the 7:40 pm show on Saturday, 5/4 and Sunday, 5/5 and with star Stephen McClintic following the 7:40 pm show Monday, 5/6 through Wednesday,
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WILLIAM Q&A with Director Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center.

WILLIAM director Tim Disney will participate in a Q&A following the 7:10 pm show on Saturday, 4/13
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ROLL RED ROLL Panel Discussions Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center. Details below.

ROLL RED ROLL panel discussions:FRIDAY 4/5 7:40pm: Bold Voices Disrupting Rape CultureJoin Director Nancy Schwartzman in a conversation with Carmen Rios, digital editor of Ms. Magazine, co-founder of Argot Magazine.SATURDAY 4/6 5:30pm: Beyond True-Crime: Composing Music for Complex StoriesA conversation with Director, Nancy Schwartzman, film composer Nima Fakhrara (Resident Evil Biohazard), and musician Morgan Kibby (White Sea, Women of the Sun) who wrote the original song Master of Myself for Roll Red Roll.SUNDAY 4/7 5:30pm: Could Sex-Education Have Saved Steubenville?A conversation with Director, Nancy Schwartzman; Dr. Caroline Heldman, int [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Cellist Armen Ksajikian with Host Rich Capparela in Santa Monica

This is a Free Event!RSVP via EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE presents cellist Armen Ksajikian in a solo recital with music by composer/friends. Rich Capparela returns to host this robust program which includes pieces by Sulkhan Tsintsadzè, J.S. Bach, Alan Hovhaness, James Horner, Haim Shtrum, Gabrielle Rosse Owens, Leslie La Barre, Peter Schickele and more.Admired as much for his artistry and his sense of humor, Armen Ksajikian joined Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as Associate Principal cello in the 2001-02 season. He is also Associate Principal cello of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He started out his professional career at age 12 with the Ab [...]
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SATAN & ADAM Q&A with Filmmakers at the Glendale and Monica Film Center.

SATAN & ADAM director V. Scott Balcerek will participate in Q&A's following the 7:30 pm shows on Friday, 4/19, and Saturday, 4/20 at the Glendale and on Tuesday, 4/23 at the Monica Film Center. Producer Ryan Suffern will join the Q&A on Saturday.
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THE BIKES OF WRATH Q&A’s with Director at Multiple Locations.

THE BIKES OF WRATH director Cameron Ford will participate in Q&A's after the 7:30 pm screenings at the following locations and dates:Monica Film Center on Apr 14thAhrya Fine Arts on Apr 15thPlayhouse 7 on Apr 16thGlendale on Apr 17thClaremont 5 on Apr
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MAZE Q&A’s with Cast & Crew Opening Weekend at the Monica Film Center and Playhouse 7.

MAZE Tom Vaughan Lawlor (star), Stephen Burke (Writer/Director) and Jane Doolan (Producer) will participate in Q&A's following the 5:30 pm and 7:45 pm shows the Monica Film Center on Friday, 3/29 and on Saturday, 3/30 after the 1:40 pm and 7:10 pm shows at the Playhouse. Amy Woodson-Boulton Associate Professor, Modern British & Irish History, Loyola Marymount University will moderate Friday's Q&A's and David Sanchez, also a professor from Loyola Marymount will moderate Saturday's
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AMERICAN RELAPSE Q&A with Filmmaker at the Monica Film Center.

AMERICAN RELAPSE Q&A with filmmaker Pat McGee following the 7:10 pm show on Tuesday,
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LAS SANDINISTAS! Q&A’s Opening Weekend with Filmmaker at the Monica Film Center.

LAS SANDINISTAS! Q&A's with filmmaker Jenny Murray on Friday, 3/15 and Saturday, 3/16 following the 7:10 pm shows and on Sunday, 3/17 after the 4:20 pm
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WRESTLE Q&A with Filmmakers Opening Night at the Monica Film Center.

WRESTLE Q&A with director Suzannah Herbert and co-director Lauren Belfer following the 7:10 pm show on Friday, 3/1 and Saturday
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