Lumiere Cinema

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9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211

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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.

Annette (2021)

“Los Angeles, nowadays. Henry is a stand-up comedian with a fierce humor. Ann, an internationally renowned opera singer. Together, under the spotlight, they form a happy and glamorous couple. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.”

The Lost Leonardo (2021)

“The mystery surrounding the Salvator Mundi, the first painting by Leonardo da Vinci to be discovered for more than a century, which has now seemingly gone missing.”

Together (2021)

“This is the story of a family, like so many, who found a way to survive–together. It is the hilarious and heartbreaking story of a husband and wife who are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.”

Good & Better (2021)

“It’s hard to think it’s gonna be good, much easier to think it’s gonna be bad”: A song in waltz rhythm is combined with absurd animated vignettes to express a feeling of concern and uncertainty about the future.”


Nine Days (2020)

“Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.”

499 (2020)

“Upon the 500-year anniversary of the Spanish Conquest, a ghostly Conquistador arrives in modern Mexico. As he journeys toward the capital city, he remembers events from his past while encountering the testimonies of real people, the survivors of contemporary violence. History and the present begin to merge, giving nightmarish reflection on the enduring legacy of colonialism in our world today.”
—RR Cinema

Cryptozoo (2021)

“Visionary comic book writer/artist/filmmaker Dash Shaw’s vibrant, fantastical animated feature follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown. Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia, CRYPTOZOO is written and directed by Shaw, with Jane Samborski directing the stunning animation.”

Dogs (2021)

“Roman has arrived on a plot of land bequeathed to him by his late grandfather. While selling the property, he learns that the land came into his family under murky circumstances. He comes across meetings on the land & discovers what happened. The squatters are criminals so dangerous that the police are powerless to protect him. After his friend disappears, Roman must either cut his losses or stay & fight. Dogs is a terrifying allegory about class & corruption that builds towards a grim & bloody showdown.”


Pig (2021)

“A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.”

On Broadway (2019)

“An all-star cast tells the inside story of the Broadway theater, and how it came back from the brink thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion and a sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. ”

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Speaking (2020)

Screens Just Once/

Screens Just Once/
Wednesday, 9/23, 9:00pm/
All Tickets $6.00

Speaking is an award-winning absurdist comedy short film about the first cavewoman ever to speak. A satire of classic “male-centric” cinema and the self-importance of historical epics. A contemplation on the meaning of meaning, and the silliness of man’s structures. Because what is life but a fat poop in your hand, anyway?

Labyrinth of Cinema (2019)

Friday, October 29th/

Tickets on sale soon/

The late Nobuhiko Obayashi is one of the most unique and passionate filmmakers of all time. He’s most well known in the United States for Hausu, and Labyrinth of Cinema is a masterpiece exemplifying his entire amazing career. Obayashi uses the history of Japanese cinema to explore Japan’s history of war. The film is emotion at its purest, also acting semi-autobiographical for Obayashi, showing his relationship to film during Japan’s political and cinematic growth. Obayashi injects such raw love, passion, anger, humor, and joy in this film. Labyrinth of Cinema is a triumphant curtain call for Nobuhiko Obayashi’s legacy.

Possession (1981)

New 4K Restoration/

Tickets on sale soon/

Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Żuławski’s stunningly choreographed nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other. Professional spy Mark (Sam Neill) returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani, in a role that earned her Best Actress at Cannes) insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions. With its pulsating score, visceral imagery, and some of the most haunting performances ever captured on screen, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating.

River Road (2021)

Screens Just Once/ October 4th

Monday evening at 7:30 p.m./

River Road follows a rock musician and a free-spirited woman start an intense relationship which soon spirals into a world of drug addiction and crime. The film was written and directed by Rob Willey and stars Cody Kearsley (Riverdale, Power Rangers, Daybreak) and Lexi Redman (Concrete Evidence)


* Streaming The Arthouse—

TAILGATE (2021)

“Hans, a self-confident man, on his way together with his family, causes a traffic fight with another driver: Ed – who, in revenge, starts to follow the family and confronts Hans with his ego. As Hans starts to lose control of his family, Ed pushes him until nothing but the fearful, vulnerable child he once was remains.”

SWEET THING (2020)

“The story revolves around two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of their alcoholic father and negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find a temporary life for themselves.”

CURIOSA (2021)

“A passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom, loosely based on the relationship between 19th-century authors Pierre Louÿs and Marie de Régnier”

MADE IN BANGLADESH (2019)

* Streaming Now
$10.00

““Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way. 100% FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes! “As a look behind that T-shirt you just bought on sale for $9.99 at The Gap, and the human labor, sweat and suffering that went into it, this… definitely deserves wider attention.” ~ Hollywood Reporter “With Made in Bangladesh, Hossain has crafted an urgent cry for workers’ rights, and a vision of feminist solidarity in the face of overwhelming opposition.” ~ Cinema Scope ” (source)


KUESSIPAN (2019)

* Streaming Now
$12.00

“Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they’re about to turn 17, their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy, and starts dreaming of leaving the reserve that’s now too small for her dreams.”

(source: ArtMattan)

THE MALI CUBA CONNECTION (2020)

*Streaming Now
$12.00

“In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble ‘Las Maravillas de Mali’. New Year’s Eve 2000. Richard Minier, a French music producer meets a former member of the band in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together.”

(source)

MARIGHELLA (2021)

*Streaming Now
$12.00

“A searing and energized portrait of one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures, Afro-Brazilian poet and politician, the legendary Carlos Marighella –
played by famous Actor Musician Seu Jorge (City of God). ”

(source: ArtMattan)

THERE IS NO EVIL (2021)

*Streaming Now
$12.00

Shot in secret and smuggled out of Iran, There is No Evil is an anthology film comprising four moral tales about men faced with a simple yet unthinkable choice – to follow orders to enforce the death penalty, or resist and risk everything. Whatever they decide, it will directly or indirectly affect their lives, their relationships, and their consciences. Says director Mohammad Rasoulof: “As responsible citizens, do we have a choice when enforcing the inhumane orders of despots? As human beings, to what extent are we to be held responsible for carrying out those orders? Where does the duality of love and moral responsibility leave us?” Suspenseful, mysterious, and shot through with a sense of urgency, Rasoulof’s film is an incisive look at the moral strength and inner humanity of its protagonists. There Is No Evil has won audience awards and festival prizes around the world, including the Golden Bear (Best Film) at the Berlin Film Festival.


EVERYTHING – THE REAL THING STORY (2020)

*Streaming Now
$12.00

“Dubbed ‘the black Beatles’ by the British tabloids, the ‘other’ four lads from Liverpool recount their incredible story from the tough streets of Toxteth to the bright lights of New York. A journey of international stardom as Britain’s pioneering million-selling soul and funk band. Against a backdrop of prejudice and political turmoil in the 1970s, The Real Thing were the first all-black British band to hit #1 in the UK pop charts, with the universally-loved ‘You To Me Are Everything’.”

PLATFORM (2021)

“A ROCKY-esque tale of determination and grit, PLATFORM follows of three Iranian sisters as they compete to become international champions of Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters thrilling underdog story explores not only their dedicated training, but also their surprising place in society as they challenge traditional gender roles on the path to success.”

BROKEN DIAMONDS (2021)

“In the wake of his father’s death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he’s forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.”


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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.

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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

Beverly Hills Courier

“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


LUMIERE CINEMA, MUSIC HALL 3, est. 2019