Monica Film Center

1332 2nd Street | MAP
Santa Monica, CA 90401



LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony featuring Susan Greenberg-Flute, Sara Canning-Clarinet, Guido Lamell-Violin, Carol Sandstrom-Viola and Tom Lloyd-Cello. The ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Crusell and Haydn. Beloved classical radio announcer Rich Capparela returns to Laemmle Live to host. Santa Monica Symphony, heralded by the Huffington Post as the "crown jewel of Southern California's community orchestras" has been serving the community through quality, free concerts since 1945.The Santa Monica Symphony enhances lifelong learning through special open rehearsals and performances at local [...]

SAY MY NAME director Jay Stern and producer/actor Lisa Brenner will participate in a Q&A moderated by comedian Liam McEneaney following the 7:30 pm show on Friday, June 14. [...]

MOUTHPIECE Q&A with director Patricia Rozema following the 7:50 pm show on Friday, 6/7 and Saturday, 6/8. [...]

FOR THE BIRDS Q&A with Richard Miron (Director/Producer/Editor), Jeffrey Star (Producer/Editor), Holly Meehl (Producer) and Andrew Johnson (Composer) following the 7:40 pm show on Friday, 6/14. Filmmakers Richard and Jeffrey will also Q&A on Saturday after the prime show. [...]

THE PROPOSAL director Jill Magid will participate in a Q&A following the 7:40 pm show on Friday, 5/31 and Saturday, 6/1. [...]

FREE TRIP TO EGYPT director Ingrid Serban and Tarek Mounib will participate in a Q&A moderated by John Raatz following the 7:10 pm show on Friday, 6/7. [...]

AVENGEMENT Q&A with director Jesse V Johnson, Jonathan Hall (cinematographer), Matt Lorentz (editor), and Sean Murray (composer) following the 9:55 pm show on Friday, 5/24. [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Dyad, an innovative violin and bassoon duo on a quest to explore uncharted territory. After meeting at Juilliard, Niv Ashkenazi and Leah Kohn were inspired to create a new kind of chamber music. Unwilling to let a lack of repertoire stand in their way, they thrive on reimagining classic works as well as premiering new pieces. Through engaging, personal performances, they create connections between audience, performers, and music. Sunday's performance will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gernot Wolfgang, and Niccolo Paganini. Since their first performance in May 2015, they have given concerts for the [...]

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 Exhibit Artists often see things differently than others, and have a way of [...]

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, 5/17. [...]

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, 5/18. [...]

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, 5/17. [...]

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 shows. [...]

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 screenings. [...]

This is a Free Event! RSVP via Eventbrite LAEMMLE 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 Kosher is comprised of [...]

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. [...]

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 moderator. [...]

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 Weekly. [...]

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, 5/8. [...]

WILLIAM director Tim Disney will participate in a Q&A following the 7:10 pm show on Saturday, 4/13 . [...]