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This Week At The New Beverly: Preston Sturges, Larry Blamire, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Grindhouse Film Fest & more!!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full schedule is available online:
www.newbevcinema.com/calendar.cfm



Thursday, July 22

Lynn Redgrave tribute

Georgy Girl
1966, UK, 99 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060453/
dir. Silvio Narizzano, starring Lynn Redgrave, James Mason, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, Bill Owen, Clare Kelly
7:30

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Actress Lynn Redgrave

Golden Globe winner Best Motion Picture Actress Musical / Comedy Lynn Redgrave

A natural for Lynn Redgrave's talents, and she frequently overwhelms her costars by sheer force of personality. - Variety

One of the more enjoyable romps of the 1960s... and remains a winning portrait of an era and its shifting mentalities.
- Rebecca Flint Marx, All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The National Health
1973, UK, 95 minutes - Not Available On DVD
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070436/
dir. Jack Gold, starring Lynn Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Eleanor Bron, Donald Sinden, Jim Dale, Bob Hoskins
9:30



Friday & Saturday, July 23 & 24

Two by Preston Sturges

Christmas in July
1940, USA, 67 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032338/
written & directed by Preston Sturges
starring Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr, William Demarest, Ernest Truex
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 4:00 & 7:30

Preston Sturges operating near the top of his game, and when he's in good form, there's no one who can touch him. - All Movie Guide

Preston Sturges's second feature as writer-director is in many ways the most underrated of his movies - a riotous comedy-satire about capitalism that bites so deep it hurts.
- Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

- plus on the same bill -

Hail the Conquering Hero
1944, USA, 101 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036891/
written & directed by Preston Sturges
starring Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Elizabeth Patterson
Fri: 9:00; Sat: 5:30 & 9:00, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award

This riotously funny motion picture, this superlative small-town comedy, is also one of the wisest ever to burst from a big-time studio. - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

The deft hand of Preston Sturges molded this film, further proof that he is one of the industry's best writer-directors.- Variety



Saturday, July 24

New Beverly Midnights & Horror Movie A Day present

Actress Caroline Williams will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the movie!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
1986, USA, 89 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092076/
dir. Tobe Hooper, starring Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley, Bill Johnson, Ken Evert
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Has aged remarkably well, now playing as a strangely effective if none-too-subtle satire of several facets of '80s excess. - All Movie

Stands out for its unbridled gore and comic mayhem.
- Scott Tobias, The Onion A.V. Club



Sunday & Monday, July 25 & 26

Two by Larry Blamire


Select cast & crew will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, on Monday to discuss!

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
2009, USA, 95 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199494/
written & directed by Larry Blamire
starring H.M. Wynant, Frank Dietz, Christine Romeo, Brian Howe, Fay Masterson
Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Irresistible! Blamire & Co. retain a firm hold on retro psychotronic-cinema sensibilities, parodying the already campy with deadpan in-joke assurance, wonderfully daft non sequiturs, faux-naive performance moments and faithful stylistic tropes...pushed to surreal extremes! - Variety

- plus on the same bill -

Dark and Stormy Night
2009, USA, 93 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245091/
written & directed by Larry Blamire
starring Jim Beaver, Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Bob Burns,
Dan Conroy, Robert Deveau, Daniel Roebuck
Sun: 5:40 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Please note: both films will be projected digitally



Tuesday, July 27

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

Eastern Grind: Classic Hong Kong Cinema

Nomad
1982, Hong Kong, 96 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084248/
dir. Patrick Tam, starring Leslie Cheung, Cecilia Yip, Pat Ha, Kenneth Tong, Yung Sai-kit
7:30

- plus on the same bill -

Demoness From Thousand Years
1990, Hong Kong, 88 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100445/
dir. Cheng Wing-chiu, starring Joey Wong, Jacky Cheung, Gloria Yip, Andy Hui, Hsiao Hou, Ku Feng, Gabriel Wong and Cho Tat-wah
9:30

Admission: $8

Nomad is a classic youth drama from the early-80's Hong Kong New Wave with some bits of shocking violence. Demoness From Thousand Years is an insane mix of fantasy, comedy, romance,  action and more!



Wednesday & Thursday, July 28 & 29

Two by Larry Blamire

Select cast & crew will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, on Thursday to discuss!

Dark and Stormy Night
2009, USA, 93 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245091/
written & directed by Larry Blamire
starring Jim Beaver, Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Bob Burns,
Dan Conroy, Robert Deveau, Daniel Roebuck
Wed & Thurs: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
2009, USA, 95 minutes
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199494/
written & directed by Larry Blamire
starring H.M. Wynant, Frank Dietz, Christine Romeo, Brian Howe, Fay Masterson, Larry Blamire
Wed & Thurs: 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Irresistible! Blamire & Co. retain a firm hold on retro psychotronic-cinema sensibilities, parodying the already campy with deadpan in-joke assurance, wonderfully daft non sequiturs, faux-naive performance moments and faithful stylistic tropes...pushed to surreal extremes! - Variety

Please note: both films will be projected digitally


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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.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/16309
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Coming Soon:

July:
30 & 31: Polanski's The Ghost Writer & Knife In The Water
31: Modern Girls w/ Special Guests In Person

August:
1-3: Fellini Satyricon & Fellini's Roma
8 & 9: Walt & El Grupo & The Three Caballeros
13 & 14: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs & The City Of Lost Children
15 & 16: Mean Streets & Goodfellas

Schedule subject to change

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