July 3: This Week At The New Beverly

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This Week At The New Beverly

The July calendar is now online!

Friday & Saturday July 3 & 4

Celebrate Independence Day At The New Beverly!

Two Starring The Legendary James Cagney

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Get ready to Laugh, to Sing, to Shout! ...For here comes Uncle Sam's Star Spangled Yankee Doodle Dandy!
dir. Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 2:45 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner for Best Actor, Best Music & Best Sound Recording. Nominated for 5 more Oscars!

You will find as warm and delightful a musical picture as has hit the screen in years, a corking good entertainment and as affectionate, if not as accurate, a film biography as has ever-yes, ever-been made. - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)
You'll Love it!...The Big Lavish Musical of the Roaring Twenties!
dir. Charles Vidor, starring James Cagney, Doris Day, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully
Fri: 9:55; Sat: 5:10 & 9:55

Academy Award Winner for Best Writing. Nominated for 5 more Oscars, including Best Actor!

One of the gutsiest movie musicals of the 1950s - All Movie Guide

In CinemaScope and color, it's a rich canvas of the Roaring 20s with gutsy and excellent performances. - Variety

Saturday July 4

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Actress Lea Thompson IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the movie!

Red Dawn (1984) 25th Anniversary!
The invading armies planned for everything -
except for eight kids called "The Wolverines."
dir. John Milius, starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell,
Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, Darren Dalton, Jennifer Grey
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

To any sniveling lily-livers who suppose that John Milius, having produced ''Uncommon Valor,'' directed ''Conan the Barbarian'' and written ''Apolcalypse Now,'' has already reached the pinnacle of movie-making machismo, a warning: Mr. Milius's ''Red Dawn'' is more rip-roaring than anything he has done before. Here is Mr. Milius at his most alarming, delivering a rootin'-tootin' scenario for World War III. - Janet Maslin, New York Times

At one time, Red Dawn was considered the most violent film by the Guinness Book of Records and The National Coalition on Television Violence, with a rate of 134 acts of violence per hour, or 2.23 per minute.

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday July 5, 6 & 7

The Defining Vietnam War Films Of The 1980s

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
In Vietnam The Wind Doesn't Blow It Sucks
dir. Stanley Kubrick, starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood
Sun: 6:30 only; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Mr. Kubrick's harrowing, beautiful and characteristically eccentric new film about Vietnam, is going to puzzle, anger and (I hope) fascinate audiences as much as any film he has made to date. - Vincent Canby, New York Times

Platoon (1986)
The first casualty of war is innocence.
dir. Oliver Stone, starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David, Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon
Sun: 8:45 only; Mon/Tue: 9:45, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound & Best Film Editing. Nominated for 4 more Oscars!

It's still the standard against which all other movies about the Vietnam War are judged. - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribute

4 Stars. It was Francois Truffaut who said that it's not possible to make an anti-war movie, because all war movies, with their energy and sense of adventure, end up making combat look like fun. If Truffaut had lived to see "Platoon," the best film of 1986, he might have wanted to modify his opinion. Here is a movie that regards combat from ground level, from the infantryman's point of view, and it does not make war look like fun. - Roger Ebert

Wednesday & Thursday July 8 & 9

200 Motels (1971) Not On DVD!
NEW 35mm Print
dir. Tony Palmer & Frank Zappa, featuring Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Pamela Des Barres
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Frank Zappa's 200 Motels, featuring his group, The Mothers Of Invention, plus Theodore Bikel and Ringo Starr, is the zaniest. The film is a series of surrealistic sequences allegedly inspired by the experiences of a rock group on the road. The incidents are often outrageously irreverent. The comedy is fast and furious, both sophisticated and sophomoric. - Variety

Fritz The Cat (1972)
written & directed by Ralph Bakshi
based on characters by Robert Crumb
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles. - Variety

Coming Soon:

10&11: Grindhouse ILSA Fest and Don Edmonds Memorial
15&16: Michael Jackson in Sidney Lumet's THE WIZ
18: William Friedkin's To Live And Die In L.A.
19: The Warriors 30th Anniversary w/ Special Guests!
22&23: David Carradine Tribute w/ Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha & Hal Ashby's Bound For Glory
26-28: New prints of Masaki Kobayashi's epic The Human Condition

5-13: Joe Dante returns to the New Bev!

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