This Week At The New Beverly January 22 - 27

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our complete January / February calendar is online:

Friday & Saturday January 22 & 23

A Raymond Chandler double bill

Double Indemnity
1944, USA, 107 minutes
directed by Billy Wilder, screenplay by Raymond Chandler & Billy Wilder based on a novel by James M. Cain
starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Porter Hall, Jean Heather
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:25 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress Barbara Stanwyck & Best Screenplay Raymond Chandler & Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder only made one proper film noir, but it was a doozy: Double Indemnity is one of the most unrelentingly cynical films the genre produced, with a pair of career-changing performances from Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray and a script by Wilder and Raymond Chandler every bit as black-hearted as James M. Cain's novel Three of a Kind, on which the film was based.- All Movie Guide

The film is a brilliant collision of evil and the mundane, and one of the reasons viewers respond to it so well is that it makes the mundane seem a little sexier in the resulting debris.
- Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter

- plus on the same bill -

The Blue Dahlia
1946, USA, 96 minutes - Not Available On DVD
directed by George Marshall, written by Raymond Chandler
starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva
Fri: 9:40; Sat: 5:35 & 9:40, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for the Best Screenplay Academy Award

If you haven't yet seen this noteworthy film, you owe it to yourself to beg, borrow or steal a copy today. - Film Noir Of The Week

Friday January 22

Quentin Tarantino's Violent Masterpiece

Reservoir Dogs

1992, USA, 99 minutes
dir. Quentin Tarantino, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Those who survive it emerge in a shell-shocked euphoria -- so good and so blunt is the writing. - Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

Saturday January 23

Shock Till You Drop & New Beverly Midnights present

2009, UK, 108 minutes - Special Advance Screening!
dir. Anthony DiBlasi, starring Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin, Vivian Gray
Midnight (11:59 p.m.) - all seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

Writer-director Anthony DiBlasi & cast members Shaun Evans, Hanne Steen and Laura Donnelly will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss the movie.

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Sunday & Monday January 24 & 25

Blazing Saddles
1974, USA, 93 minutes
dir. Mel Brooks, starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks
Sun: 3:35 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated For 3 Academy Awards
Added to the National Film Registry in 2006

4 Stars - It's a crazed grabbag of a movie that does everything to keep us laughing except hit us over the head with a rubber chicken.
- Roger Ebert

Mel Brooks at his ribald, tasteless best, Blazing Saddles stands out as one of the all-time great film spoofs. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Cat Ballou

1965, USA, 97 minutes
dir. Elliot Silverstein, starring Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman, Nat 'King' Cole, Stubby Kaye
Sun: 5:30 & 9:25; Mon: 9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Winner Academy Award Best Actor Lee Marvin
Nominated for Four other Academy Awards

A one-of-a-kind comic classic - All Movie Guide

Tuesday & Wednesday January 26 & 27

A Robert Bresson double bill

1959, France, 75 minutes
dir. Robert Bresson, starring Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Ultimately inexplicable, this concentrated, elliptical, economical movie is an experience that never loses its strangeness.
- J. Hoberman, Village Voice

- plus on the same bill -

Diary of a Country Priest
1951, France, 95 minutes
dir. Robert Bresson, starring Claude Laydu, Nicole Ladmiral, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel

In a filmography packed with souls in isolation, none of Bresson's films is more heartbreaking than this portrait of the cleric as a young man. - All Movie Guide


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:

28: The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three with composer David Shire in person, schedule permitting. Co-sponsored by Film Music Magazine.
31-Feb 2: (500) Days of Summer with High Fidelity

3&4: John Cassavetes' Husbands & Gloria
7&8: Pee-wee's Big Adventures + 3 Stooges
9: Grindhouse Film Fest tribute to Dan O'Bannon
10-13: The Exiles with Killer Of Sheep
13: The Last American Virgin
14&15: Summertime & All That Heaven Allows
19-25: Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly!
27: David Cronenberg's Videodrome

Schedule subject to change

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