2017/18 LBO Cinema

LBOCinema lets you explore LBO's season themes on the movie screen of the beautiful Art Deco Art Theatre Long Beach.

The Immigrant is a powerful companion story to The Consul by Menotti, both works depict the plight of immigrants. The Raven is another Edgar Allen Poe journey to the edge of madness, just like The Black Cat production. The dreamlike Last Year in Marienbad is an enigmatic take on The Invention of Morel where temporal and spatial relationships of events are open to question. Immerse yourself into the world of the 2017/18 season with these movies. 



The Immigrant (2013)
Sat. Sept 30, 2017, 11am, Art Theater Long Beach 

In 1921 Ewa Cybulska and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. Then one day, Ewa encounters Bruno's cousin, the debonair magician Orlando. He sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. The film is dircted by James Gray, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (113 minutes)


The Raven (1915 Silent Movie) & Philip Glass Piano Live Music  
Sat. Jan 6th, 11am, Art Theater Long Beach 

Charles Brabin 1915 silent movie is an early Example of Cinematic Magic and Illusion that blends Poe's famous poem with the poets troubled and downright surreal life; this striking fantasy is accompanied with Philip Glass' piano music performed by concert pianist Michelle Schumann. Highlighting the second half will be a dramatic reading of Poe's The Black Cat by LA-based actor Mark Bringelson. For tickets, click here

Last Year in Marienbad (1961)
Sat. March 10th, 11am, Art Theater Long Beach  

L'Année dernière à Marienbad is a 1961 French-Italian film directed by Alain Resnais from a screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet. The story was inspired by the novel The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares. The film is famous for its enigmatic narrative structure, in which truth and fiction are difficult to distinguish, and the temporal and spatial relationship of the events is open to question. Its dreamlike nature has both fascinated and baffled viewers; many have hailed the work as a masterpiece, while others consider it incomprehensible. (French with English subtitles. 94 minutes)

The Woman Next Door (1981)
Sat. May 5th, 11am, Art Theater Long Beach 

François Truffaut's 1981 movie The Woman Next Door (La Femme d'à côté) is reminiscent of the medieval legend of Tristan and isolde but set among young middle-class people in a provincial French city. It tells the story of a fatal romance between a loving husband (Gérard Depardieu) and the attractive woman (Fanny Ardant) who moves in next door. Strangely enough, the woman happens to be the mans ex-lover. Their rekindled romance threatens to destroy both their marriages — if it doesn’t destroy each of them first. (French with English subtitles. 105 minutes)


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