The Claremont Laemmle 5 this week has “The Class,” an Oscar-nominated French film about a good teacher in a difficult classroom. I saw this at the ArcLight a few weeks back, assuming Claremont wouldn’t get it. Highly recommended.
I saw it with a friend who’s an LAUSD teacher and she said, despite it taking place in another country, the film felt very real to her. Educators in particular will like this film.
The Laemmle also is featuring “Che Part One” and “Che Part Two,” Steven Soderbergh’s extremely long Che Guevara biopic. And “Two Lovers,” the Joaquin Phoenix/Gwyneth Paltrow drama, is in its second week.
As if all this weren’t enough to keep cineastes busy, Claremont’s Tournees Film Festival concludes tonight.
The series ends with a screening of “Persepolis” at 6:30 p.m. at Pomona College. This 2008 animated film from France about a young woman growing up in Iran during the Revolution was likewise nominated for an Oscar. I can also recommend it. (The creator, graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, appeared at the Claremont Athenaeum a couple of years ago.)
See it at the Rose Hills Theater in the Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St.