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9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211
In Beverly Hills at Doheny & Wilshire | Click for GoogleMap
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Hark! For a small while we are
having a special on concessions!
Small Popcorn – $1.oo | Medium Popcorn – $2.oo
Large Popcorn – $3.oo
Same goes for soft drinks!
* Now Showing Daily . . .
. . . unless otherwise noted ‘neath the title.
Starts Friday, June 24th/
“As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia – a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street in this terrifying thriller.”
Starts Friday, June 24th/
“A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens.”
Starts Friday, June 24th/
Q&A with Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman on Saturday, June 25th following the 7pm show; moderated by entertainment writer/film critic Sebastian Torrelio.
“Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – Neptune Frost is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.”
“Three close friends, Crista Carloto and João – along an entire film crew – become the protagonists of a cinematic experiment shot during the lockdown. The film unfolds from end to beginning and continues a career-long fascination for director Miguel Gomes (Tabu, Arabian Nights) with the act of filmmaking. This time he teams up with his wife and creative partner, filmmaker Maureen Fazendeiro, for a sun-soaked metatextual celebration of the creative process and a hazy meditation on the lockdown blues. Shot in sumptuous 16mm during the pandemic, the film is one of the most playful cinematic creations of the pandemic, for which personal restrictions provided a source of inspiration and pure joy in the creative process.”
“Presented in split screen, VORTEX tells the story of an aging couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems. With this film, Director Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Climax, Irreversible) delivers a career best, finding a level of compassion and tenderness that sacrifices none of the visual excitement that has marked his best work.”
“As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.”
“In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears in visionary filmmaker Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina, Annihilation) feverish, shape-shifting new horror film.”
“Céline Sciamma continues to prove herself as one of the most accomplished and unpredictable contemporary French filmmakers with her follow up to PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, the uniquely emotional, PETITE MAMAN. Following the death of her beloved grandmother, 8-year-old Nelly accompanies her parents to her mother’s childhood home to begin the difficult process of cleaning out its contents. As Nelly explores the house and nearby woods, she is immediately drawn to a neighbor her own age building a treehouse. What follows is a tender tale of childhood grief, memory and connection.”
“David Lynch’s labyrinthine Hollyweird freakout—his last feature to date—is his most uncompromising creation: a fugue-state trawl through the darkest realms of the subconscious that pushes his straight-from-the-id imagery and sinister dream logic to their extremes. When she accepts a role in a supposedly cursed production, a movie actor on the verge of a comeback (Laura Dern, in a fearless performance) finds herself tumbling down a series of increasingly disturbing rabbit holes (complete with literal rabbits) that lead her from the glittering heights of Tinseltown to the depths of human depravity. In his first feature shot on digital video, Lynch makes visionary use of the medium’s smudged textures and murky chiaroscuro to enhance the hallucinatory, nightmarish quality of what may be his magnum opus.”
“From visionary director Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.”
“Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature film PLEASURE is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel). Strong, self-confident and determined, Bella embarks on a mission to become the best at any cost. PLEASURE is written and directed by Thyberg with a stunning first time performance by Kappel, who anchors an ensemble of adult industry actors.”
* Remember to CAPITALIZE on the Popcorn Soda Prices /
$ 1 sm. – $ 2 Md. – $ 3 LG. / Y A W P !
Starts Friday, July 1st/
Tickets on sale soon/
“Oscar-winner Mel Gibson brings this explosive cyber-thriller to life. The action begins as IT expert Friar (Kevin Dillon, Poseidon) finds a hair-trigger bomb strapped to his desk chair. An unseen hacker orders him to steal digital funds online—or have his daughter abducted. As a fearless bomb expert (Gibson) arrives on the scene, the hacker frames Friar as the bomber. The tension mounts as Friar races to clear his name and expose the real terrorist—without getting himself blown to smithereens.”
Starts Friday, July 8th/
Saturday, July 9th /
7 p.m. / Q&A with writer/director/star Seth McTigue after the show.
“When a resentful brother organizes a prank kidnapping, he unwittingly hires career criminals who have plans of their own.”
Starts Friday, July 15th/
Tickets on sale soon/
“In this Buddhist sci-fi mystery set in near-future Phnom Penh, a young Cambodian detective untangles a link between her friend’s past-life dreams of a lost gold artifact and a neuroscientist’s determination to attain digital enlightenment.”
Thursday July 14th
DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN
Friday July 15th
SHORTS PROGRAM 1
ART & KRIMES BY KRIMES
ALCHEMY OF THE SPIRIT
Saturday July 16th
BUCK ALAMO OR (A PHANTASMAGORICAL BALLAD)
THE HUMAN TRIAL
Sunday July 17th
KAEPERNICK & AMERICA
SHORTS PROGRAM 2
ONE PINT AT A TIME
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The Lumiere Cinema is (pictured above, L-R) Luis Orellana, Lauren Brown, Peter Ambrosio.
They are a wholly independent arthouse operation born in late 2019.
The Music Hall (in Beverly Hills) used to be called The Elite and has been around since the 1930s.
The face of the building was designed by a man named Wilfred Verity.
PRESS ABOUT US, THANK YOU
“…Lumiere will compete to show the kind of elevated, critically supported indie, international and documentary films that can bring a theater both cachet and those coveted specialized audiences. And if a buzzier new movie can premiere exclusively at the Music Hall, as was recently the case with the highly praised documentary “Chinese Portrait,” so much the better.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
“Los Angeles film exhibition 2020 is off to a roaring start with the reincarnation of the Laemmle Music Hall into Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall,” Bob Hunter, director of exhibition for “Heimat” and “Cordillera” distributor Icarus Films, wrote in an emailed statement. “It’s a welcome addition to L.A.’s arthouse landscape and sure to become an essential destination for lovers of challenging, adventurous cinema. Working with Luis, Peter, and Lauren has been a pleasure. Their passion for independent film and commitment to the theatrical experience are infectious.” – Bob Strauss, Daily News