This Week At The New Beverly September 11 - 18

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our September / October calendar is now online at

Friday & Saturday September 11 & 12

Day Of Wrath
1943, Denmark, 110 minutes - Recently Restored Print!
dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Lisbeth Movin, Anna Svierkier, Harald Holst, Preben Lerdorff Rye
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:40 & 7:30

Astonishing in its artistically informed period re-creation as well as its hypnotic mise en scene, it challenges the viewer by suggesting at times that witchcraft isn't so much an illusion as an activity produced by intolerance. - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
1922, Denmark / Sweden
dir. Benjamin Christensen, starring Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen
Fri: 9:40; Sat: 5:50 & 9:40

A weird and rather wonderful brew of fiction, documentary and animation based on 15th and 16th century witchcraft trials, Christensen's film has a remarkable visual flair that takes in Bosch, Breughel and Goya - Time Out London

Saturday September 12

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
1984, USA, 94 minutes - 25th Anniversary!
dir. Sam Firstenberg, starring Lucinda Dickey, Michael Chambers, Adolfo Quinones, Susie Coelho, Ice-T
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Stars Michael Chambers & Lucinda Dickey will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss the film!

for more information, please visit

Sunday September 13

Edgar Rice Burroughs Sci-Fi Adventure Adaptations

One Day Only!

At The Earth's Core
1976, UK / USA, 89 minutes
dir. Kevin Connor, starring Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Cy Grant, Godfrey James
3:50 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

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The People That Time Forgot
1977, UK, 90 minutes
dir. Kevin Connor, starring Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie, Thorley Walters
5:40 & 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Monday September 14

Special IN PERSON guests include, schedules permitting, director John Landis, monster maker Rick Baker, Les Dilley (Art Director), Malcolm Campbell (Editor), Vic Armstrong (Stunt Performer), Tom Hester (Special Effects Make-Up), Bill Sturgeon (Special Effects Make-Up).

The Q&A will be moderated by Beware the Moon director Paul Davis & producer Romy Alford as well as Robert Galluzzo from the Icons of Fright website (

An American Werewolf In London
1981, UK / USA, 97 minutes
dir. John Landis, starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter,
Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

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Beware The Moon:
Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'
2009, USA, 92 minutes - L.A. PREMIERE
Host Paul Davis takes a trip through some of the iconic backdrops of John Landis' 1981 werewolf classic An American Werewolf In London. The original cast and crew tell the story of how the film was made over a quarter of a century ago featuring rare footage and never before seen photos. (Note: Video Projection)
9:40 (approximately)

Due to popular demand, advance online tickets for the Sept. 14 double bill of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON/ BEWARE THE MOON may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking

Only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time.

If this setup proves successful, we may make online tickets available to other events in the near future.

Tuesday & Wednesday September 15 & 16

"Atomic" Film Noirs

Kiss Me Deadly
1955, USA, 105 minutes
dir. Robert Aldrich, starring Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

If Kiss Me Deadly were a brand-new film, it would still be shocking in its mean spirit, its happy brutality and its audacious mix of real and surreal elements.- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle

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City Of Fear
1959, USA, 81 minutes - NOT ON DVD
dir. Irving Lerner, starring Vince Edwards, Lyle Talbot, John Archer, Steven Ritch, Patricia Blair, Kelly Thordsen

The movie's strong on seedy atmosphere (notable b/w camerawork from Lucien Ballard) and there's an excellent jazz-tinged score from Jerry Goldsmith. - Time Out London

Thursday & Friday September 17 & 18

Dillinger Is Dead
1969, Italy, 90 minutes - New Print!
dir. Marco Ferreri, starring Michel Piccoli, Anita Pallenberg, Gino Lavagetto, Carla Petrillo
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Working at the height of his powers, Ferreri turns this domestic prison into a centrifuge of ideas about the loss of self in an age when movies, TV, and commercial advertising had come to promise us the ability to be whomever we wanted.
- Scott Foundas, The Village Voice

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Black Moon
1975, France / West Germany, 100 minutes
directed by Louis Malle, cinematography by Sven Nykvist
starring Cathryn Harrison, Therese Giehse, Alexandra Stewart, Joe Dallesandro

Malle's weird surrealist fantasy updates Alice in Wonderland into a future society where men and women are engaged in deadly combat, seemingly coexistent with an alternative comradeship of talking rats and enchanted unicorns. - Time Out Film Guide

Coming Soon:

19: TRUCKATHON - All Day Trucker Film Festival
20&21: Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
23&24: Robert Siodmak film noirs! Criss Cross & Phantom Lady
25: Midnight screening of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds
25&26: Louis Malle's Au Revoir Les Enfants & Lacombe Lucien
27-29: John Carpenter's The Thing plus Prince of Darkness
30: Extended international cut of Death Proof plus Vanishing Point

7&8: Soul Power with Wattstax
10: All Night Horror Show Part II
11-13: Richard Rush's Freebie & The Bean
14&15: Robert Altman's Nashville
18 &19: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein with Don Knotts in The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
28&29: Dracula (1931) & The Bride Of Frankenstein

Schedule subject to change

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