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LA Premiere of ONLY IN THEATERS about the Laemmle Dynasty + short film ANNE

November 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm PST

Only in Theaters
LA Premiere of ONLY IN THEATERS about the beloved Laemmle Theatres 80+ year cinema chain and family with in person Q&A, plus short film ANNE

“ONLY IN THEATERS” LA Premiere and Exclusive Sneak Preview!

Screening followed by a Q&A with Greg Laemmle and director Raphael Sbarge, moderated by Rob Eshman, National Editor of The Forward

The Laemmle Theatres, a beloved 84-year-old art house cinema chain in Los Angeles, is facing seismic change. The family members behind this multi-generational business—whose sole mission has been to support the art of film—remain determined, despite enormous challenges.

There’s been a Laemmle in the movie business, since there’s been a movie business. “Only in Theaters” chronicles 4 generations including current CEO Greg Laemmle and his father Bob, who are dedicated to independent cinema, including multiple film festivals from across the diversity spectrum and international filmmakers. This is a story about a family business, but also about the future of the way we watch films.

Director Raphael Sbarge states, “Why tell this story? Absolutely everything that the Laemmles stand for is important to me: Art, culture, community and elevating the next generation of artists.”

Documentary, Runtime 94 mins, English

Director: Raphael Sbarge

Cast includes Greg and Tish Laemmle, Bob Laemmle, Roberta Grossman, Ava DuVernay, Cameron Crowe, James Ivory, Bruce Joel Rubin, Leonard Maltin, Kenneth Turan, Allison Anders, Toni Basil


Best Live Action Short Film submission to the 2023 Academy Awards!

Q&A with writer Adi Eshman and director Desiree Abeyta in discussion with Rabbi Naomi Levy and Rob Eshman, National Editor of The Forward

Two actresses, one is a Caucasian Jew and the other is African American, have made it to the final callbacks for the role of a lifetime: to play Anne Frank on Broadway. But as the topic of color-blind casting makes its way into the audition room, the controversial question emerges: who is best suited to portray Anne Frank?

ANNE is a film that aims to explore the nuances within cultural representation, in addition to the importance of why stories like Anne Frank’s continue to be told.

Dramatic Short, Runtime 10 mins, English

In Partnership with the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles, Nashuva, The Forward and Laemmle Theatres


November 13, 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm PST
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Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
(213) 368-1661
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IRL / Online
All Ages, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s+


Laemmle Royal
11523 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90025 United States
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(310) 478-3836
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