This Week At The New Beverly: Nov 6 - 12

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full November / December calendar is online!

Friday & Saturday November 6 & 7

The Restored Director's Cut Of

Betty Blue aka 37°2 le matin
1986, France, 185 minutes
dir. Jean-Jacques Beineix, starring Béatrice Dalle, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Gérard Darmon, Consuelo De Haviland
Fri: 8:00; Sat: 4:00 & 8:00, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award & Golden Globe. Nominated for 9 César Awards.

Beineix's camera captures the couple's symbolic struggles with perpetually effective angles and color schemes, and he adroitly realizes clever cinematic gestures that would melt in the hands of amateurs - Slant Magazine

Friday November 6

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents

Director Lee Demarbre & star David Hess will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss the film!

Smash Cut
2009, Canada
dir. Lee Demarbre, starring David Hess, Sasha Grey, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman, Ray Sager, Herschell Gordon Lewis
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Look out for one of the best opening credit sequences in recent memory, some interesting art direction, and an incredible score, making it worth the watch for fans of exploitation cinema.
- Sound On Sight

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Saturday November 7

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Actress Jenette Goldstein IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the movie!

Near Dark
1987, USA, 94 minutes
dir. Kathryn Bigelow, starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Tim Thomerson
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Bigelow has cross-bred vampire legends, westerns and biker movies to arrive at a combination that's both outrageous and poetic; it has extravagant, bloody thrills plus something else -- something that comes close to genuine emotion.
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post

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Sunday & Monday November 8 & 9

A James Caan double bill

1981, USA, 122 minutes
dir. Michael Mann, music by Tangerine Dream
starring James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Willie Nelson, James Belushi, Robert Prosky, Dennis Farina
Sun: 3:00 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Michael Mann's "Thief" is a film of style, substance, and violently felt emotion, all wrapped up in one of the most intelligent thrillers I've seen. It's one of those films where you feel the authority right away: This movie knows its characters, knows its story, and knows exactly how it wants to tell us about them. At a time when thrillers have been devalued by the routine repetition of the same dumb chases, sex scenes, and gunfights, "Thief" is completely out of the ordinary. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

The Gambler
1974, USA, 111 minutes
directed by Karel Reisz, written by James Toback
starring James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Burt Young
Sun: 5:20 & 9:50; Mon: 9:50

The Gambler is a compelling and effective film. - Variety

Tuesday November 10

Theater Closed For Private Screening

Wednesday & Thursday November 11 & 12

Two by Bobcat Goldthwait

World's Greatest Dad
2009, USA, 99 minutes
written & directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, starring Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara, Michael Thomas Moore
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

World's Greatest Dad, Bobcat Goldthwait's latest garishly potty-mouthed and over-the-top black comedy, blows up every rule of taste, good cinema, and common sense, and somehow gets away with it. - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

- plus on the same bill -

Shakes The Clown
1991, USA, 87 minutes
written & directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, starring Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Bruce Baum, Steve Bean

If you're a fan of clowns and their relentlessly stupid theatrics, this film may not exactly be what you bargained for, but if you don't mind a little scotch and water with your squirting flower, Shakes the Clown is a wonderfully weird two hours.
- Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

Coming Soon:

14: Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator
15&16: Sidney Poitier in In the Heat of the Night & The Defiant Ones
17: Grindhouse Film Fest w/ Unholy Rollers & The Roommates
19-21: Krzysztof Kieslowski's White & Red
21: Mike Judge's rarely screened Idiocracy
22-24: Asphalt Jungle & Armored Car Robbery
27 & 28: The Best Years Of Our Lives

18 & 19: New Prints of Rarely Screened Billy Wilder Films: Five Graves to Cairo & The Emperor Waltz
20-22: Rolling Thunder & Death Wish 3
25&26: The Muppet Christmas Carol & The Muppets Take Manhattan

Schedule subject to change

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