This Week At The New Beverly: July 17 - 23

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This Week At The New Beverly

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Friday & Saturday July 17 & 18

A George Cukor/Katharine Hepburn double bill!

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
dir. George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:15 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Winner of 2 Academy Awards: James Stewart for Best Actor and Donald Ogden Stewart for Best Screenplay. Nominated for 4 other Oscars including Best Actress, Director & Picture!

Cukor and Donald Ogden Stewart's evergreen version of Philip Barry's romantic farce, centreing on a socialite wedding threatened by scandal, is a delight from start to finish, with everyone involved working on peak form. - Time Out Film Guide

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Adam's Rib (1949)
dir. George Cukor, starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell
Fri: 9:45; Sat: 5:30 & 9:45, Watch The Trailer!

The battle between the sexes has rarely been more enjoyably portrayed than in this classic Tracy/Hepburn comedy. An impeccably crafted and scripted classic. - Channel 4

Friday July 17

Ryan Rotten & Phil Blankenship present Midnight Shock!

Prophecy: The Monster Movie (1979) 30th Anniversary!
Rare Screening presented from a Paramount Archive Print
dir. John Frankenheimer, written by David Seltzer, starring Robert Foxworth, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

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Saturday July 18

Phil Blankenship & Amoeba Music present
New Beverly Midnights

To Live And Die In L.A. (1985)
dir. William Friedkin, starring William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Actresses Darlanne Fluegel & Jackie Giroux will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the film.

4 Stars - Roger Ebert

With The French Connection, director William Friedkin set himself on-par with Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Coppola, and Robert Altman as one of the premier directors of the early '70s. To Live and Die in L.A. is advertised as the "sequel" to that darkly cynical police thriller, but it's more like a bookend. It blisters Los Angeles the way Connection revealed New York to be a stinking, dirty, noisy hell, and as in the first film, Friedkin's mastery over set design, cinematography (with Robby Müller), and pacing (with editors Bud and Scott Smith) is visible in every frame. - All Movie

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Sunday & Monday July 19 & 20

Two Directed By Walter Hill

On Sunday July 19 actors James Remar, David Harris & Deborah Van Valkenburgh are scheduled to appear IN PERSON to celebrate The Warriors' 30th Anniversary!

Also on Sunday, actor Nicholas Guest will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss The Long Riders!

The Warriors (1979) 30th Anniversary!
dir. Walter Hill, starring Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Brian Tyler, David Harris, Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Sun: 7:30 only; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Mr. Hill uses subways, jukeboxes, spectacularly eerie costumes and deserted streets to create a stark yet extravagant visual style, and a grimy little world in which everything looks curiously brand-new. - Janet Maslin, New York Times

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The Long Riders (1980)
dir. Walter Hill, music by Ry Cooder
starring David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, James Keach, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest, Nicholas Guest, James Remar
Sun: 5:30 only; Mon: 9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Hill pays tribute to such directors as Ford, Hawks and Ray, emphasises the mythic aspects of the Western, and focuses on the subjects of kinship and the land - Time Out

Tuesday July 21

Brian Quinn & Eric Caidin present
The Grindhouse Film Festival

Eastern Grind
Classic 80's Hong Kong Cinema

Heartbeat 100 (1987)
dir. Kent Cheng & Kin Lo, starring Kent Cheng, Mark Cheng, Maggie Cheung, Bonnie Law, Fong Liu

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Angel Enforcers (1989)
dir. Godfrey Ho, starring Pan Pan Yeung, Dick Wei, Phillip Ko, and Pauline Wong
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

All tickets are $8 for this event

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Wednesday & Thursday July 22 & 23

David Carradine Tribute!

Boxcar Bertha (1972)
dir. Martin Scorsese, starring Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

"Boxcar Bertha" is a weirdly interesting movie and not really the sleazy exploitation film the ads promise. Scorsese remains one of the bright young hopes of American movies. - Roger Ebert

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Bound For Glory (1976)
dir. Hal Ashby, starring David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Randy Quaid
9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Haskell Wexler for Best Cinematography & Leonard Rosenman for Best Music. Nominated for 4 other Oscars including Best Picture!

Bound for Glory is outstanding biographical cinema, not only of the late Woody Guthrie but also of the 1930s Depression era which served to disillusion, inspire and radicalize him and millions of other Americans. - Variety

Coming Soon:

24&25: Tokyo! w/ Paris, je t'aime
25: Midnight show of John S. Rad's Dangerous Men
26-28: New prints of Masaki Kobayashi's epic The Human Condition
31& Aug. 1: An Irene Dunne double bill!

5-13: Joe Dante returns to the New Bev with a few of his favorite movies plus BRAND NEW prints of his films Matinee & The 'burbs!
15: Halloween II (1981) NEW 35mm print!
16&17: Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
23-25: Raiders of the Lost Ark plus Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (25th Anniversary!)
30-Sept1: Enzo G. Castellari's The Inglorious Bastards plus Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen

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