June 17 - 24 at the New Beverly!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full schedule is available online:

Thursday June 17

Two by Chan-wook Park

2003, South Korea, 120 minutes
dir. Chan-wook Park, starring Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji, Dal-su Oh, Byeong-ok Kim
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury winner
An explosively exciting psychosexual revenge drama from Korean powerhouse Park Chanwook that makes movies feel alive again.
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
A harrowing, labyrinthine revenge epic that will keep viewers guessing right up to its shocking denouement. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
2002, South Korea, 129 minutes
dir. Chan-wook Park, starring Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim
9:50, Watch The Trailer!

A stylish bloodbath relieved by shafts of dark humor.
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Accomplishes a miraculous feat by being harrowing and humane in equal measure. - James Crawford, Village Voice

Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19

An Education
2009, UK, 100 minutes
directed by Lone Scherfig, screenplay by Nick Hornby
starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Rosamund Pike, Dominic Cooper, Emma Thompson
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:10 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - [Mulligan] makes the role luminous when it could have been sad or awkward. She has such lightness and grace, you're pretty sure this is the birth of a star.- Roger Ebert

Mulligan is the film's headline, pulse and revelation. In its blithely subversive way, her starmaking performance is a co-conspirator with the movie. Both of them win you over with smart talk and pretty feelings, then kick you in the heart. - Richard Corliss, TIME

- plus on the same bill -

Fish Tank
2009, UK, 123 minutes
written & directed by Andrea Arnold, starring Katie Jarvis, Rebecca Griffiths, Kierston Wareing, Michael Fassbender
Fri: 9:30; Sat: 5:10 & 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - Roger Ebert

A remarkable downer-upper paradox: a bruising tale of teenage resilience, honest and emotionally complicated and alive.

- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribute

Friday, June 18

Pulp Fiction
1994, USA, 154 minutes
written & directed by Quentin Tarantino
starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

A triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey through a demimonde that springs entirely from Mr. Tarantino's ripe imagination, a landscape of danger, shock, hilarity and vibrant local color.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times

4 Stars - The movie resurrects not only an aging genre but also a few careers. - Roger Ebert

Saturday, June 19

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Play Misty For Me
1971, USA, 102 minutes
dir. Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Jack Ging, Irene Hervey, James McEachin
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Eastwood crafts gritty, precise, and unsettling action sequences well-suited to the material's Hitchcockian tone. - All Movie Guide

4 Stars - There is no purpose to a suspense thriller, I suppose, except to involve us, scare us, to give us moments of vicarious terror. "Play Misty for Me" does that with an almost cruel efficiency.
- Roger Ebert

Sunday & Monday, June 20 & 21

Point Blank
1967, USA, 92 minutes
directed by John Boorman, based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O'Connor
Sun: 3:30 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

John Boorman's Point Blank was one of the most interesting and quietly influential films of late 1960s American cinema. - All Movie

Though Point Blank is rife with existential malaise, it is also one of the most ferociously sexy crime movies ever made.
- Nick Schager, Slant Magazine

- plus on the same bill -

The Outfit
1973, USA, 103 minutes - Not Available On DVD
directed by John Flynn, based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake
starring Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan
Sun: 5:25 & 9:25; Mon: 9:25

3 1/2 Stars - What makes the picture superior is its richness of detail. - Roger Ebert

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 22 & 23

Acclaimed Gas Food Lodging director Allison Anders will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to introduce the Wednesday night show!

Bagdad Cafe
1987, USA / West Germany, 95 minutes
dir. Percy Adlon, starring CCH Pounder, Marianne Sägebrecht, Jack Palance, Christine Kaufmann, Monica Calhoun

A cross between an existential European character study and a giddy Hollywood musical. - All Movie Guide

3 1/2 Stars - Bagdad Cafe sets us free from the production line of Hollywood's brain-damaged "high concepts" and walks its own strange and lovely path. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Gas Food Lodging
1992, USA, 101 minutes
dir. Allison Anders, starring Brooke Adams, Ione Skye, Fairuza Balk, James Brolin, Robert Knepper
9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Feature - winner of Best Female Lead Fairuza Balk

Anders' impressive debut is an unpatronizing account of the trials of modern women, which never descends to easy clichés or pious finger-wagging. - Film 4

Delightfully oddball and strangely sane. - Time Out Film Guide

Thursday, June 24

Vampire-Con Film Fest
For more information, please visit

The Fearless Vampire Killers
1967, USA / UK, 108 minutes
dir. Roman Polanski, starring Jack MacGowran, Roman Polanski, Alfie Bass, Jessie Robins, Sharon Tate, Ferdy Mayne
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Benefiting from Polanski's skewed vision, the film takes on a quality of comic weirdness rarely present in Hammer's contemporary output.- Film 4

- plus on the same bill -

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
1968, UK, 92 minutes
directed by Freddie Francis, written by Anthony Hinds
starring Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews
9:45, Watch The Trailer!

Directed with an ornate attention to detail - Slant Magazine


Advance tickets may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Advance tickets are not sold at the box office.

Currently, only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time. As always, any available tickets will also be sold at the theater box office the day of the event. Purchasing advance tickets is generally unnecessary for most shows, as the only programs that ever come close to selling out are special event shows with special guests, etc. Plenty of tickets are available at the door for nearly all of our programs.

Coming Soon:

24: Fearless Vampire Killers & Dracula Has Risen From The Grave
25: Dracula (1931, Spanish Version) w/ The Blood Spattered Bride
26: Nosferatu The Vampire / Dracula '79 / Love At First Bite
27&28: Fidder on the Roof

10: Michael Mann's Manhunter
14&15: Disney's Waking Sleeping Beauty & Frank and Ollie
17: Bring It On - 10th anniversary midnight screening

Schedule subject to change

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