This Week At The New Beverly: January 1 - 8

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This Week At The New Beverly

Friday & Saturday January 1 & 2

A John Hughes double bill

The Breakfast Club

1985, USA, 97 minutes
written and directed by John Hughes
starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:35 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

An honest attempt to create teenagers who might seem plausible to other teenagers. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Weird Science
1985, USA, 94 minutes
written and directed by John Hughes
starring Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey Jr., Suzanne Snyder
Fri: 9:30; Sat: 5:35 & 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

As in his other hits from this era, Hughes' screenplay is endlessly quotable. - All Movie Guide

Friday January 1

Quentin Tarantino's Newest Film

Inglourious Basterds
2009, USA / Germany, 153 minutes
dir. Quentin Tarantino, starring Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Michael Fassbender, Omar Doom & More!
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is a big, bold, audacious war movie that will annoy some, startle others and demonstrate once again that he's the real thing, a director of quixotic delights. - Roger Ebert

Saturday January 2

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

1986, USA, 83 minutes
written & directed by Ted Nicolaou
starring Diane Franklin, Gerrit Graham, Jon Gries, Chad Allen
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

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Sunday & Monday January 3 & 4

Two Directed By John Huston

Key Largo

1948, USA, 100 minutes
dir. John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Claire Trevor
Sun: 3:05 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Oscar Winner For Best Supporting Actress Claire Trevor

Emphasis is on tension in the telling, and effective use of melodramatic mood has been used to point up the suspense.
- Variety

- plus on the same bill -

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre

1948, USA, 126 minutes
dir. John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett, Barton MacLane, Alfonso Bedoya
Sun: 5:05 & 9:30; Mon: 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Winner Of 3 Academy Awards! Best Director / Screenplay John Huston and Best Supporting Actor Walter Huston

Treasure of Sierra Madre is one of the best things Hollywood has done since it learned to talk; and the movie can take a place, without blushing, among the best ever made. - Time Magazine

Tuesday January 5

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival
Eastern Grind: Classic Hong Kong Cinema

All Tickets $8

Dead Curse
1985, Hong Kong
dir. Chong Biu Man, starring Chin Tsi Ang, Elaine Kam Yin Ling

- plus on the same bill -

Aces Go Places 4
1986, Hong Kong, 86 minutes
dir. Ringo Lam, starring Onno Boelee, Sylvia Chang, Roy Chiao
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday January 6, 7 & 8

2009, Denmark / Germany / France / Sweden, 104 minutes
written & directed by Lars von Trier
starring Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Cannes Film Fest Best Actress Winner Charlotte Gainsbourg

Von Trier, who has always been a provocateur, is driven to confront and shake his audience more than any other serious filmmaker -- even Bunuel and Herzog. - Roger Ebert

It offers more proof, if we need any, that von Trier is one of the most accomplished cinema artists of our time, and also perhaps the most deeply trapped in his own head. - Andrew O'Hehir,

- plus on the same bill -

Hour Of The Wolf aka Vargtimmen
1968, Sweden, 93 minutes
written & directed by Ingmar Bergman
starring Max von Sydow & Liv Ullmann
9:35, Watch The Trailer!

National Board Of Review Best Actress Winner Liv Ullmann

It is unthinkable for anyone seriously interested in movies not to see it. - New York Times


Advance tickets may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Advance tickets are not sold at the box office.

Currently, only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time. As always, any available tickets will also be sold at the theater box office the day of the event. Purchasing advance tickets is generally unnecessary for most shows, as the only programs that ever come close to selling out are special event shows with special guests, etc. Plenty of tickets are available at the door for nearly all of our programs.

Coming Soon:

9: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre
10-12: Monsieur Verdoux & A New Leaf
13&14: Dr. Strangelove & The Mouse That Roared
19: Grindhouse Film Fest Italian Zombie Invasion
15-21: A Film Series Curated By Stuart Gordon
16: Steven Seagal is Marked For Death
23: Special advance screening of Clive Barker's Dread
24&25: Blazing Saddles & Cat Ballou
28: The Music Of David Shire - The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three plus The Hindenburg. David Shire in person, schedule permitting. Co-sponsored by Film Music Magazine.

Schedule subject to change

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