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No Land’s Man w/ Aasif Mandvi & Live Talks Los Angeles!

No-Lands-ManWednesday, September 9, 2015 8:00pm (Reception, 6:30-7:30pm)

An Evening with Aasif Mandvi- No Land’s Man

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre/ New Roads School/ Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/$33 Reserved Section Seating + Mandvi’s book/$95 Includes pre-event reception, Reserved section seat + book


Aasif Mandvi is well known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Notable television work includes Us & Them, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, Sleeper Cell, The Sopranos, The Bedford Diaries, Oz, CSI, Law and Order, and Tanner on Tanner. Recurring roles include Jericho and ER. Currently, Aasif is writing, producing, and starring in the HBO series, The Brink, co-starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins. No Land’s Man is a collection of humorous and personal stories of a second-generation immigrant’s search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world. He has been dealing with identity issues across three continents and 30 years. With wit, smarts, and a good dose of hard-earned perspective, Mandvi explores a range of engrossing stories: dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, being a teenage Michael Jackson impersonator, and playing snake charmers, taxi drivers, and eventually a fake journalist as an actor in New York, where he was even once told that he wasn’t “Indian” enough for a role.

Aasif is also a critically acclaimed stage actor who received rave reviews for creating the role of ‘Amir Kapoor’ in the world premiere of Ayad Aktahr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced, at Lincoln Center. He was the recipient of the 1999 OBIE award for Sakina’s Restaurant, a critically acclaimed play he wrote and starred in. Other stage credits include the Broadway revival of Oklahoma and Suburbia. In film, Aasif’s recent work includes, MILLION DOLLAR ARM with Jon Hamm, THE INTERNSHIP, starring alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, MOVIE 43, THE DICTATOR with Sacha Baron Cohen, DARK HORSE for Todd Solondz, RUBY SPARKS, (from the creators of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), GODS BEHAVING BADLY, and PREMIUM RUSH. He also co-wrote and starred in TODAY’S SPECIAL, which premiered at the London Film Festival. Additional film credits include leads in THE LAST AIRBENDER and THE MYSTIC MASSEUR, and supporting roles in IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, THE PROPOSAL, GHOST TOWN, MUSIC AND LYRICS, SPIDER-MAN 2, FREEDOMLAND, ANALYZE THIS, MARGIN CALL, and THE SIEGE. Screen-Shot-2015-07-24-at-4.30.05-PM

Reiner’s Return! “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” @ the AERO w/ Carl Reiner!



Friday, September 4 – 7:30 PM- Carl Reiner is back @ the AERO!

Join us as we welcome back Carl Reiner signing the third volume of his trilogy, “What I Forgot to Remember” in the lobby at 6:30 pm.

Then join us for “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” &  a discussion w/ Carl following the film. That alone will be worth the price of admission!

Then stick around for “Notorious” and enjoy some more Ingrid Bergman and that Cary Grant fella.

Here’s a little about Carl’s book:

It’s finally here – the last installment of the Carl Reiner “I Remember” Trilogy (which is not to say he won’t continue to remember and write). In 2012, Carl wrote his hilarious and heartwarming memoir, “I Remember Me,” chronicling ninety years of living and laughing, with twelve Emmys and a Grammy to attest to his esteemed career in show business. Over the next two years, so many more stories continued to flood Carl’s memory that he felt compelled to follow up with the equally rich and funny, “I Just Remembered.” In this latest work, “What I Forgot To Remember,” Carl has written a book that goes beyond the scope of mere life and showbiz memories.



DEAD MEN DON’T WEAR PLAID, 1982, Universal, 88 min. Dir. Carl Reiner. Steve Martin is a private eye who interacts with some of film noir’s iconic characters thanks to gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and some creative editing. Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck and Ingrid Bergman (whose scenes were repurposed from NOTORIOUS) are just some of the famous faces you’ll spot!

NOTORIOUS, 1946, Walt Disney Co., 101 min. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s superb espionage thriller and intoxicating love story follows allied agent Cary Grant as he convinces disillusioned party girl Ingrid Bergman, the daughter of a supposed traitor, to marry and spy on her father’s Nazi friend (Claude Rains). This plan becomes complicated by the smoldering romance that emerges between Grant and Bergman.2014-09-20-CARLREINER-THECOMIC (33)

Sen Claire McCaskill is “Plenty Ladylike” w/ LiveTalks!

McCaskill-cover-art-sThursday, August 20, 2015 8:00pm (reception 6:30-7:30pm) – An Evening with Sen. Claire McCaskill in conversation with Ina Jaffe discussing her memoir, Plenty Ladylike

Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre- Herb Alpert Educational Village/ New Roads School

3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/ $45 Reserved Section Seating + McCaskill’s memoir/ $95 Includes pre-event reception (6:30-7:30 pm),Reserved seat& book


Sen. Claire McCaskill was the first woman from Missouri elected as a United States senator in 2006 and continues to serve in that position today. She has a BA and a JD from the University of Missouri, and worked for the Jackson County prosecutor’s office before she was elected to her first state legislature position in the Missouri House in 1983. She lives in St. Louis.

Though Claire McCaskill grew up in a political family, it was not a time that welcomed women with big plans. Paying her way through law school by working as a waitress was just a glimpse of her unfettered determination and the start of a bright political career. By 1982, McCaskill had set her sights on the Missouri House of Representatives. Knocking on doors for support, typically, voters would say: “You’re too young”, “your hair is too long;” or “you’re a girl….Go find yourself a husband.” That door was slammed in her face, but she always pressed on—first as a prosecutor of arsonists and rapists, and then all the way to the door of a cabal of Missouri politicians who held secret meetings scheming to block her legislation. In this candid, lively, and forthright memoir, Senator McCaskill describes her uphill battle to become who she is today. She details aspects of her personal life—from her failed first marriage to a Kansas City car dealer (the father of her three children) to her current relationship with a Missouri businessman, who she describes as “a life partner”—and highlights moments of her career such as her ups and downs with Bill and Hillary Clinton and her decision to endorse Barack Obama’s candidacy. She also touches on her relationship with her daughter, Maddie, who encouraged Claire at a time when she wasn’t sure what to do. From the day she was elected homecoming queen of her high school class to her long shot reelection as Senator after secretly helping to nominate a right wing extremist as her opponent, Claire has loved politics and winning. Her memoir is unconventional: unsparing in its honesty, full of sharp humor and practical wisdom, and rousing in its defense of female ambition.

Ina Jaffe is a veteran NPR correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults’ involvement in politics and elections, dating and divorce, work and retirement, fashion and sports, as well as issues affecting long term care and end of life choices. She also has a regular spot on Weekend Edition with Scott Simon called “1 in 5” where she discusses issues relevant to the 1/5 of the U.S. population that will be 65 years old or more by 2030. Previously, Ina reported on politics, contributing to NPR’s coverage of national elections in 2008, 2010, and 2012.inajaffe-17_vert-b27f9fe7fc40d053cf07f535aa9a503e02173cd0-s400-c85


The Republic of Conscience-Live Talks w/ Gary Hart!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:00 pm

An Evening with Gary Hart- The Republic of Conscience

Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre/ Herb Alpert Educational Village- New Roads School- 3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission seating/ $30 Reserved Section seating/ $43 Reserved Section Seats +Gary Hart’s book

Former Senator Gary Hart’s The Republic of Conscience is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Gary Hart is an American politician and a former Colorado senator, serving in Congress from 1975 to 1987. Since retiring from the Senate, Hart resumed his private law practice and has written several books on U.S. history and politics.In 2014, President Barack Obama named Hart as the new United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland.

Going back as early as 400 BC, the idea of a true republic has been threatened by narrow, special interests taking precedence over the commonwealth. The United States Constitution was drafted to protect against such corruption, but as Gary Hart details in The Republic of Conscience, America is nowhere near the republic it set out to be almost 250 years ago, falling to the very misconduct it hoped to avoid. In his latest book, the former Colorado Senator and presidential contender describes ‘the increasing gap between purpose and performance’ in America, emphasizing how the sense of national interest has become distorted and diluted over time. Focusing on the years after World War II, Hart tackles major American institutions—the military, the CIA, Congress—and outlines how these establishments have led the country away from its founding principles, not closer to them. Full of original and incisive analysis, The Republic of Conscience is Hart’s examination and remedy for the millions of Americans who feel jaded, confused, and disappointed by their current government. A testament to Hart’s political faith in the founding fathers, this book is one citizen’s attempt to recapture the Republic, and a timely reminder for the next July 4th holiday.

11th Annual TIKI NIGHT @ the Egyptian- South Seas Adventure!


11th Annual Tiki Night: SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE The exoticism of the South Seas blows through Hollywood with the Cinematheque’s annual Tiki Night! Sponsored by Primo Beer. Special Event Ticket Prices (for Movie & Entertainment): $13 General, $11 Student/Senior, $9 Member. Food and drink sold separately, except for Primo Beer which is included in the ticket price for those 21 and over. Please bring I.D. if you want to drink alcoholic beverages. 12:00PM – 7:30PM A Tiki Marketplace will open at noon in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard, selling new and vintage tiki related art, memorabilia, clothing, accessories and more. Vendors include Wonderama, Retro Ruthie, Eric October, Hawaiian Lei Bath & Body, Black Cat Atomic Treasures, Viva Dulce Marina and Tiki Swag, Mr. Charles and Clever Vintage Clothing.



5:00PM – 7:00PM Enjoy performances from King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers in the Courtyard.



Co-authors Luis I. Reyes and Ed Rampell will sign copies of Hawaii Movie and Television Book: Celebrating 100 Years of Film Production Throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Signed copies can be sent from our Tiki paradise!

Plus, Wonderama and Retro Ruthie present a Tiki Fashion Show, featuring authentic vintage and vintage-inspired reproductions!












American Graffiti w/ Cindy Williams at the AERO!


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Cindy Williams looks back at “American Graffiti” when she joins us for a very special evening at the Aero Theater next Friday the 24th.

Cindy will partake in a Q & A w/ friend of the Cinematheque Larry Karaszewski as well as signing copies of her brand new book, ” Shirley, I Jest” in the lobby beforehand at 6:30 pm.

An American classic w/ one of the stars of the film that brought the 50’s back in the 70’s.

Join us for this special evening or give us a call if you’d like a signed copy sent your way.

It’s the next best thing to pulling your hot rod up to Mel’s and placing your order!

Cindy Williams, half of the comedic duo of Laverne & Shirley, has had a wild and lively career in show business. This book is an engaging and heartfelt journey from Williams’s blue collar roots to unexpected stardom—from being pranked by Jim Morrison while waiting tables at Whisky a Go Go to starring in one of the most iconic shows on television. With wit and candor, Cindy tells stories of her struggles as a child growing up with meager means and dreaming of becoming an actress. She also shares many misadventures and amusing anecdotes about some of the most famous actors in Hollywood. Never taking herself too seriously, Cindy finds humor and irony in the challenging world of show business.       timthumb.php                                                                                          

Patricia Marx suggests “Let’s Be Less Stupid” w/ Live Talks & the LARE



Wednesday, July 22, 2015- 8:00 pm

An Evening with Patricia Marx in conversation with Tim Long

Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties

William Turner Gallery/ Bergamot Station Arts Center – 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Seat/ $43 Includes Marx’ book + Seat in reserved section

Patricia Marx is a writer for The New Yorker, former writer for Saturday Night Live, and the first woman elected to the Harvard Lampoon. Her books include the novel Him Her Him Again The End of Him, the children’s book Now Everybody Really Hates Me, and the humor book How To Regain Your Virginity. Marx employs the weapon she wields best–not that weapon; Patty believes in gun control. Instead, she uses her sharp-edged humor to tackle the most difficult facet of aging: the mind’s decline. From forgetting her brother-in-law’s name while he was wearing a nametag to hanging up the phone to look for her phone, Marx confesses to her failures, and not only to make you feel better about yourself.

In LET’S BE LESS STUPID Patty addresses troubling conundrums, such as: If there are more neural connections in your brain than stars in the Milky Way, why did you put the butter dish in your nightstand drawer? Patty’s quest to get smarter includes just about everything: learning Cherokee, popping pills (not the good kind), and listening to–who’s the guy who didn’t write dum de de dum but the other one?

Tim Long is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer for The Simpsons. He is also a former Head Writer for Late Show With David Letterman. In addition to his work for television, Long has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair.        Screen-Shot-2013-09-23-at-11.19.52-AM




AS IF ! It’s the 20th Anniversary of “CLUELESS” w/ Street Food Cinema

9781476799087 Hard to believe that it is already the 20th anniversary of the film “Clueless”. the LARE once again is teaming up with our friends from Street Food Cinema for a night of celebration with a screening of the film, live music & a book signing with author Jen Chaney who will have her new book , “AS IF! the Oral History of Clueless”. Oh yeah, and there will be lots of great food to choose from too!

As always, if you cant make it, we can send a signed copy your way.

Saturday, July 18th- Doors open 5:30 pm/movie at 8 pm

LOCATION Syd Kronenthal Park 3459 McManus Ave Culver City, CA 9023

For tickets & information on this & other street food cinema events :

Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true love in the movie Clueless? As if! Written by Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone, Clueless is an enduring comedy classic that remains one of the most streamed movies on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes even twenty years after its release. Inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, Clueless is an everlasting pop culture staple.

In the first book of its kind, Jen Chaney has compiled an oral history of the making of this iconic film using recollections and insights collected from key cast and crew members involved in the making of this endlessly quotable, ahead-of-its-time production. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Emma influenced Heckerling to write the script, how the stars were cast into each of their roles, what was involved in creating the costumes, sets, and soundtrack, and much more. This wonderful twentieth anniversary commemoration includes never-before-seen photos, original call sheets, casting notes, and production diary extracts. With supplemental critical insights by the author and other notable movie experts about why Clueless continues to impact pop culture, As If! will leave fans new and old totally buggin’ as they understand why this beloved film is timeless.

Jen Chaney has been a journalist for twenty years and has spent much of that time writing about movies, television, and popular culture. She currently writes reviews, feature stories, essays, and TV analyses for numerous publications, including New York magazine, The Washington Post, Esquire, Salon, and Chaney is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, and lives with her husband, son, and beagle just outside of Washington, DC.20140626-002623-1583420

Daddy Stop Talking! Adam Carolla (not quite) for Father’s Day

DaddyStopTalking Tuesday, June 30, 2015- 8:00pm

An Evening with Adam Carolla – Daddy, Stop Talking!: And Other Things My Kids Want But Won’t Be Getting

William Turner Gallery- Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission /$30 Reserved Seat/ $43 Includes Carolla’s book + Seat in reserved section


Tickets at:

Adam Carolla is the author of the New York Times bestsellers In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks, Not Taco Bell Material, and President Me, as well as a radio and television host, comedian, and actor. Carolla is well known as the cohost of the syndicated radio and MTV show Loveline, the cocreator and star of The Man Show and Crank Yankers, and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Apprentice. He currently hosts Catch a Contractor and The Adam Carolla Show, which is the Guinness World Record holder for Most Downloaded Podcast and is available on iTunes and his website.

In his new book, Adam Carolla lays down the law on the plight of the modern parent. Parents, do you often think that if your kids had to grow up the way you did—without iPads, 70-inch flatscreen TVs, American Girl dolls, and wifi in the climate controlled minivan—that they might actually be better off? Do you feel underappreciated or ignored? Do you worry you’re raising a bunch of spoiled softies who will never know how to do anything themselves—because you do everything for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need this book is for you. Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Using his own crappy childhood as a cautionary tale, and touting the pitfalls of the kind of helicopter parenting so pervasive today. The book is sage advice to Adam’s own kids—and to future parents—on what matters most: dating; drinking and drugs; buying your first house and car; puberty; and what kind of assholes his kids (and yours) should avoid becoming. Even if his own son and daughter pretty much ignore everything he says, you shouldn’t.



“Killing Monica” w/ the real Carrie Bradshaw-Candace Bushnell!



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An Evening with Candace Bushnell discussing the writing life and her new novel, Killing Monica

William Turner Gallery- Bergamot Station Arts Center

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

PURCHASE TICKETS- $20 General Admission/ $30 Reserved Seats /$45 Includes Bushnell’s book + Seat in reserved section


Candace Bushnell is the bestselling writer whose first book, Sex and the City, was the basis for HBO’s hit series and subsequent blockbuster movies. Other novels, including Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries, have become hit television series. Killing Monica is a novel about an actress who plays the part of a popular character created from a series of books – and becomes obsessed with living out every part of the story in her real life, turning the world of the series’ writer upside down. In Killing Monica, Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and even the meaning of life itself, when a famous writer must resort to faking her own death in order to get her life back from her most infamous creation – Monica.


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