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Coming Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Evelyn McDonnell – Grrrls on Film

Evelyn McDonnell comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about Grrrls on Film

Evelyn McDonnell comes Center Stage with Mark Gordon to talk about Grrrls on Film, a celebration of the feminist act of making sound and vision. Through films, panel discussions, music, and workshops, this festival offers a multi-decade tour of ways in which women have used the sonic, stylistic, and political tools of punk to create modes of expression that subvert gender and transgress genres. Grrrls on Film draws on both movies made by female directors and movies about noisemakers. All of the filmmakers and many musicians and scholars will present and discuss these seminal works. We explore from the past to the present to the future the influence of this music movement.

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GREEN ROOM opens on April 15 in New York and Los Angeles

GREEN ROOM follows down on their luck punk rockers The Ain't Rights who are are finishing up a long and unsuccessful tour, and are about to call it quits when they get an unexpected booking at an isolated, run-down club deep in the backwoods of Oregon. What seems merely to [...]

Yorgos Lanthimos THE LOBSTER opens May 13

THE LOBSTER, the highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). The Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival will open theatrically on May 13. Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives [...]

Kubo and the Two Strings in Theaters August 9, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of "Game of Thrones") ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki [...]

LOLO opens in select markets nationwide March 25, 2016

Violette (Julie Delpy), a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene (Danny Boon), while on a spa retreat with her best friend. Though Jean-Rene faces a major challenge: he must win the trust and respect of Violette’s teenage son, Lolo [...]

ASGHAR FARHADI’s FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY opens Friday, April 08th

From the Academy Award winning director of A Separation and About Elly, Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday is a gripping, suspenseful drama –a story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is hired as a maid for an affluent family [...]

SOLD Shines Light on Child Sex Trafficking April 1

SOLD follows the story of a young girl named Lakshmi who leaves her home in a quiet village in the Nepali Himalayas in the expectation of a job in big city India. However, upon her arrival in Kolkata, she soon realizes she has been trafficked into a prison brothel, where she must struggle daily [...]

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD opens March 25

From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD, a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe. Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when [...]

Matt Sobel’s TAKE ME TO THE RIVER opens March 25th

In Matt Sobel's debut feature film TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, a Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a gay Californian teenager. If Ryder had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to come out, the bigger the scene the better. For his mother’s sake however, [...]

KEANU is slated for release on April 29, 2016

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star in New Line Cinema's action comedy KEANU. The duo play Clarence and Rell, cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell's beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair [...]

QUEEN MIMI in theaters on April 15th.

When you feel like a queen, even a laundromat can be a palace. Marie “Mimi” Haist defied her adulterous husband and moved onto the streets in her 50s, living in parking lots and doorways until finding her “home” one stormy night between rows of washers in a Californian laundromat. Encouraged [...]

Jia Zhangke’s MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART opens March 25

Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with Mountains May Depart. At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of [...]

Tom Hanks A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING opens April 22nd

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) [...]

ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR DEBUTS MARCH 28 ON HBO

ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR WAR CORRESPONDENT MICHAEL WARE’S SEARING ACCOUNT OF WITNESSING THE BIRTH OF ISIS, AND ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL WAR DOCUMENTARIES TO COME OUT OF IRAQ, DEBUTS MARCH 28 ON HBO Australian journalist Michael Ware arrived in Baghdad in 2003 as a novice [...]

THE HUSTLER 55th Anniversary Screening

In honor of the film's 55th anniversary, Laemmle Theatres and Reel Talk with Stephen Farber are pleased to present The Hustler (1961), screening Wednesday, March 16h at the Royal at 7 PM. Stephen Farber will introduce the screening and afterward moderate a Q&A with three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie.   Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, [...]

MY GOLDEN DAYS opens March 18

MY GOLDEN DAYS is an intimate portrait of youth in all its terrifying beauty, the film premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it was met with glowing reviews and was awarded the International Critics’ Week Prize. Mathieu Amalric reprises the role of Paul [...]

HIGH STRUNG Opens April 8th 2016

Ruby Adams (Keenan Kampa) is a dancer from the Midwest with a scholarship to one of New York’s toughest performing arts schools. Johnnie Blackwell (Nicholas Galitzine) is an aspiring British musician, playing for money on subway platforms. Ruby’s world is classical and disciplined; Johnnie’s is improvisational and street smart. When [...]

MCCABE & MRS. MILLER 45th Anniversary Screening

Pauline Kael memorably described Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller as “a beautiful pipe dream of a movie.” This poetic, revisionist Western is set in the Northwest at the turn of the 20th century and stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie (Oscar-nominated for her performance). We present this screening as [...]

BORN TO BE BLUE In theaters March 25, 2016

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and [...]

MONDAY AT 11:01 AM

A weekend getaway to a picturesque resort town turns into an unrelenting nightmare of suspense in MONDAY AT 11:01 A.M., a thriller that stars Charles Agron (Dark House), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2 the Streets), Lance Henriksen (Aliens) and Lauren Shaw (Zero Dark Thirty). Harvey Lowry (Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage) [...]

THE CONFIRMATION opens Friday, March 18th

Clive Owen shines in this irresistible comedy as Walt, a down-on-his luck carpenter tasked with entertaining his eight-year-old son Anthony while Anthony’s mom (Maria Bello) and her new husband are away. But when Walt’s prized toolbox is stolen, a quiet father-and-son weekend turns into an adventure of a lifetime. Aided [...]

SHE’S THE BEST THING IN IT opens February 23, 2016

At age 79, Mary Louise Wilson is the most accomplished character actor you’ve never heard of. From Oscar-nominated writer/producer Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil, Ray Donovan, Homeland, Freeheld), SHE’S THE BEST THING IN IT is an exploration of the craft of acting and career success as Wilson returns home [...]

CABIN FEVER Reboots February 12th

Executive producer Eli Roth presents CABIN FEVER, this reboot of his instant classic gorefest, which features all new characters and all new kills. This story is familiar: fresh out of college, a group of five friends retreat to a remote cabin in the woods for one last week of partying- [...]

LOUDER THAN BOMBS opens April 8

Two years after her death in a car crash, the husband and sons of famed photographer Isabelle Reed are still trying to cope with their loss. Gene struggles as a single parent, but is taking his first exultant steps towards a new relationship. Jonah, the elder son, has just had [...]

VIRGINIA WOOLF 50th Anniversary Screening

Skeptics said Edward Albee’s scathing dissection of marriage could never be turned into a movie. But when the Production Code relaxed its standards to allow most of the playwright’s graphic dialogue to reach the screen, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? became one of Hollywood’s most honored movies. Its 13 Oscar [...]

Terrence Malick’s KNIGHT OF CUPS Opens March 4th

KNIGHT OF CUPS follows writer Rick (Christian Bale, The Fighter, American Hustle) on an odyssey through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas as he undertakes a search for love and self. Even as he moves through a desire-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches and clubs, Rick grapples over [...]

A Tribute to Penelop Spheeris

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Academy Film Archive present, A Tribute to Penelop Spheeris, which will screen Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30 at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village. This two-night tribute honors the career of writer-director, and UCLA graduate, Penelope Spheeris, who’s versatile filmography [...]

Monica Film Center Opens Friday, January 29th

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Pee-wee Herman returns Friday, March 18

Pee-wee Herman, the beloved fun-loving hero of TV, stage and film, returns to the small screen in Pee-wee's Big Holiday. A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny. The film stars Pee-wee Herman, Joe Manganiello [...]

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT opens February 17

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra and the first one shot in the Amazonian rainforest in over 30 years. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, the film centers on [...]

MONEY MONSTER opens May 13, 2016

In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his [...]

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER opens March 18

In Matt Sobel's TAKE ME TO THE RIVERA a Nebraskan family reunion couldn’t seem more backwards to a gay Californian teenager. If Ryder had his way, he’d choose a moment just like this to come out, the bigger the scene the better. For his mother’s sake however, Ryder agrees to [...]

Free State of Jones opens May 13, 2016

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against [...]

Fuller House debuts February 26 on Netflix

In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty [...]

Sparks & Shadows to release soundtrack for THE FOREST

Featuring Original Music by Emmy® Award-Winning Composer Bear McCreary, THE FOREST is a supernatural thriller set in Japan's legendary Aokigahara Forest, where Sara (Natalie Dormer) journeys in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. Despite everyone’s warnings to stay on the path, Sara enters the forest to discover [...]

Angry Birds Movie opens May 20, 2016

In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely.  In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper [...]

LAMB opens on January 8

Based on the novel by Bonnie Nadzam, LAMB traces the self-discovery of David Lamb (Ross Partridge) in the weeks following the disintegration of his marriage and the death of his father. Hoping to regain some faith in his own goodness, he turns his attention to Tommie (Oona Laurence), an awkward [...]

THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY opens March 11

Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen star in THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY with follows MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's an English football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby [...]

STINKING HEAVEN opens December 18th

STINKING HEAVEN, a new film by Nathan Silver, follows Jim and Lucy (Keith Poulson, Deragh Campbell), a married couple who run a commune in the early 90's for sober living out of their suburban New Jersey home. The motley members eat, bathe and work together selling homemade "health tea" out [...]

INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS opens December 11

In the Spring of 2011, director Stig Björkman met Ingrid Bergman’s daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggested they “make a film about Mama.” With Isabella’s help, the filmmaker was able to tell Ingrid’s story through her own words and images. Seven time Academy Award nominee and three time Academy Award [...]

DON VERDEAN opens December 11

Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. DON VERDEAN stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, [...]


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