This Week At The New Beverly: July 24-30

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This Week At The New Beverly

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Friday & Saturday July 24 & 25

As the economic downturn persists and exotic travel seems more and more unaffordable, your best chance for a getaway this summer may very well be this weekend at the New Beverly.
- Tim Grierson, LA Weekly; Read the full spotlight here.

Tokyo! (2008)
dir. Michel Gondry, Leos Carax & Joon-ho Bong
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:00 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

By turns playful and melancholy, provocative and sentimental, all three of the shorts that make up Tokyo! seem like direct responses to the city itself as well as being jumping-off points for each director's personal quirks. - Mark Olsen, LA Times

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Paris, je t'aime (2006)
segments directed by Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Joel & Ethan Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant
Fri: 9:40; Sat: 5:10 & 9:40, Watch The Trailer!

One gets the sense of having seen a panorama of human experience, of having witnessed a moment of time in all its true fullness.- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday July 25

Phil Blankenship & Amoeba Music present
New Beverly Midnights

Dangerous Men (2005) Not On DVD!
written & directed by John S. Rad
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch the INSANE Trailer!

The film itself defied description: Ostensibly a generic revenge drama begun in 1985, then modified with new characters and plot elements in 1995, the final product - released 20 years after its inception - was governed by a supremely eccentric vision and an aesthetic sensibility somewhere between David Lynch and Ed Wood. Aficionados of cinematic oddities quickly rose to champion it. - Paul Cullum, LA Weekly

Read the legendary 2005 LA Weekly article on John Rad here.

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday July 26, 27 & 28

New 35mm prints of Masaki Kobayashi's epic
The Human Condition

AMAZINGLY POWERFUL in its emotional sweep and the depth of its historical insight. Kobayashi's monumental film can clarify and enrich your understanding of what it is to be alive. A sprawling epic of love, war, heroism, and cruelty, but also, and most memorably, an intimately scaled chronicle of individual experience. Kobayashi was one of the leading figures in postwar Japanese cinema, and part of a broader humanist tendency in world cinema; The Human Condition is a work of large-scale realism like Satyajit Ray's Apu trilogy and Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers. - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

4 Stars. An extraordinary achievement by any standard!
- David Fear, Time Out New York

Please note that each film can be viewed and enjoyed separately from the others in the trilogy.

Sunday July 26
The Human Condition I (1959)
Screens July 26 only: 7 p.m.
Watch The Trailer!

Monday July 27
The Human Condition II (1959)
Screens July 27 only: 8 p.m.
Watch The Trailer!

Tuesday July 28
The Human Condition III (1961)
Screens July 28 only: 8 p.m.
Watch The Trailer!

Wednesday & Thursday July 29 & 30

Two by director Jim Jarmusch!

The Limits Of Control (2009)
written & directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Isaach De Bankolé, Alex Descas, Jean-François Stévenin, Paz de la Huerta, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Gael García Bernal, Bill Murray
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The film is like a series of sun-saturated French Impressionist paintings, so beautifully is it shot by cinematographer Christopher Doyle and so soft-focus is its narrative. - Betsy Sharkey, Chicago Tribune

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Broken Flowers (2005)
dir. Jim Jarmusch, starring Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier, Jeffrey Wright
9:45, Watch The Trailer!

A movie of uncommon sweetness and delight.
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Stoic and decaffeinated, Murray's in every scene of the bittersweet Broken Flowers, a Jarmuschian bouquet of episodic structure, desultory road-tripping, and droll dislocation, each comic setup as simple and plywood-dry a contraption as ever.
- Jessica Winter, The Village Voice

Coming Soon:

2-4: Chaplin's Modern Times plus Keaton's The General
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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