This Week At The New Beverly

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This Week At The New Beverly!

Friday April 17

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemapocalypse
Co-presented with New Beverly Midnights

Austin's original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will take their popular classic exploitation movie series on the road - presenting A HUGE NIGHT of white-hot exploitation thunder at the New Beverly Cinema!!! Alamo Weird Wednesday programmer Lars Nilsen and Terror Tuesday curator Zack Carlson will bring the rampaging Cinemapocalypse road trip to the Pacific Coast, and will be presenting rare and absolutely unseen treasures from the American Genre Film Archive's top secret subterranean 35mm bunker, each film destined to peel the hair from your eyeballs, scorch the skin on your cortex and make you sterile for ninety weeks. From manic hicksploitation epics to bloodthirsty shoestring goreblasts, each movie is a railroad spike through the heart of limp modern cinema. Join us in shattering the wall between you and THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!!

Surf II - End Of The Trilogy
Star Eddie Deezen & Other Special Guests IN PERSON!
Dir. Randall Badat, 1984, 35mm, 91 min, R - NOT ON DVD!
One of the supreme party romps of the genre's defining decade, here is a No Rules celluloid powerhouse that doubles as a 300-fisted beachfront avalanche of insanity! Honestly, this greatest-mohawked-surfer-zombie-comedy-ever-made is best summarized by writer/director Badat: "Menlo Schwartzer - the geekiest mad scientist of all - wants to rid the world of surfers by transforming them into garbage-ingesting zombie punks! But no way dude can he stop their most awesome party!" SURF II (no, there was not a SURF 1) packs more early '80s drive-in mania into one movie than even a brain in the final stages of rabies can handle. Drooling undead new wave boneheads, valley girls, electronically transgendered geekazoids in underwater fortresses, the guy who played everyone's favorite corpse in WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S, spazztastic video game combat and an appearance from actor Fred Asparagus as "Fat Boy # 1"! Speaking of the stellar Z-caliber cast, this picture sports a career-best lead performance from Supreme Alpha Nerd Eddie Deezen, as well as surprise roles from Ruth Buzzi, Carol Wayne and BLAZING SADDLES' Cleavon Little. Combine with the pogo-inducing soundtrack by Oingo Boingo and The Circle Jerks and you have the most entertaining IQ-remover The Video Age ever shat out! Totally retardular!!! (Zack) 7:30

Carnival Magic
Dir. Al Adamson, 1981, 35mm, 85 min, "G" - NOT ON VHS, DVD or ANYTHING ELSE!Alright, it's time to get serious. Very serious. Because this is possibly the rarest movie on the entire planet. As far as we can determine, only one print exists of this thing and we've got it. And we're going to share it with you. If you're a fan of the cinematic badlands, you've seen some pretty strange things. But unless you've guzzled embalming fluid on the moon with Bigfoot you've never seen anything quite as awe-inspiringly jacked-up as this "inspirational" kids' movie from the director of SATAN'S SADISTS and BLACK SAMURAI. Why anyone thought this was appropriate for children we'll never understand. Granted, it might be educational for kids to see the lion tamer gratuitously slapping his girlfriend around or a teenage girl apparently giving an ape hand-relief (we didn't believe it at first either), we don't know if we'd be prepared to field Junior's many questions about the unsavory goings-on in the cheapest, most depraved carnival this side of Tod Browning's FREAKS. (Lars) 9:30

Saturday April 18

I MUST BREAK YOU The Films Of Dolph Lundgren
$10 All Day Admission, No Passes Or Discounts For This Event

Red Scorpion (1989)
Actor Al White IN PERSON, schedule permitting
dir. Joseph Zito, starring Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna, Brion James

Universal Soldier (1992)
dir. Roland Emmerich, starring Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ally Walker, Jerry Orbach
6pm, Watch The Trailer!

Rocky IV (1985)
written, directed & starring Sylvester Stallone, costarring Dolph Lundgren, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Brigitte Nielsen, Carl Weathers
8pm, Watch The Trailer!

The Punisher (1989) Unrated Director's Cut!
Director Mark Goldblatt IN PERSON, schedule permitting
dir. Mark Goldblatt, starring Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr.
10pm, Watch The Trailer!

I Come In Peace AKA Dark Angel (1990)
dir. Craig R. Baxley, starring Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues
11:59pm, Watch The Trailer!

Sunday & Monday April 19 & 20

Uncut Version of Stanley Kubrick's Epic

Spartacus (1960)
dir. Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov
Sun: 5:30 only; Mon: 8:00, Watch The Trailer!

Tuesday & Wednesday April 21 & 22

A Paul Schrader Double Bill

Beautiful Archive Prints!

Taxi Driver (1976)
dir. Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Hardcore (1979)
written & directed by Paul Schrader, starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley
9:45, Watch The Trailer!

Thursday April 23

Harlan Ellison in person! (note: video projection)

Dreams With Sharp Teeth
A documentary on writer Harlan Ellison
dir. Erik Nelson
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

"Masters of Science Fiction": The Discarded (2007)
dir. Jonathan Frakes, written by Harlan Ellison & Josh Olson, starring John Hurt, Brian Dennehy, James Denton

Coming Soon:

24-30 Harlan Ellison picks some of his favorite films

15-21: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) Exclusive Los Angeles run of a BRAND NEW 35mm print!
27&28: Let The Right One In & Timecrimes
29&30: Back To The Future Trilogy Triple Feature

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