This Week At The New Beverly: January 8 - 14

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This Week At The New Beverly

Friday January 8

Final Night To See These Controversial Classics

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

As a work of pure visual cinema, Antichrist is a complete masterpiece, one of the most striking films you will ever see, and one that you should see projected if at all possible.
- Devin Faraci,

- 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

Saturday January 9

Box-ur Shorts Awards Night

All Tickets $10
Please note: not a New Beverly Cinema presentation

box[ur]shorts™ Film Festival is back at the New Beverly Cinema to celebrate its 4th annual Awards Night. After flipping the competition upside down, box[ur]shorts will keep the audience on its toes again this year with a new festival format. The awards ceremony will give fans a first-look at what is to come in 2010. For the first time, the winning films will be announced at the awards show. And, afterwards, they will be screened throughout the year in movie jukebox locations and online.

For more information, please visit

Saturday January 9

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Santa Sangre
1989, Mexico / Italy, 123 minutes - Not On DVD
dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky, starring Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

One of Jodorowsky's finest films, this art horror movie resonates with all the disturbing power of a clammy nightmare filtered through the hallucinatory lens of 1960s psychedelia. - Channel 4 Film

A mishmash of religious and Freudian symbolism amid torrential bloodshed topped with Fellini flourishes. - Kevin Thomas, LA Times

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday January 10, 11 & 12

Monsieur Verdoux
1947, USA, 124 minutes
written & directed by Charlie Chaplin
starring Charlie Chaplin, Mady Correll, Robert Lewis, Allison Roddan
Sun: 3:35 & 8:00; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Winner National Board Of Review BEST FILM 1947

In its uncanny depiction of a weakling whose crimes pale against those of the war-mad society around him, it's a near masterpiece.
- Sara Cardace, New York Magazine

It is difficult to find any film like Monsieur Verdoux - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

A New Leaf
1971, USA, 102 minutes - Not On DVD!
dir. Elaine May, starring Elaine May, Walter Matthau, Jack Weston, George Rose, James Coco, Doris Roberts
Sun: 6:00 only; Mon/Tue: 9:55

Nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy & Best Actress Elaine May

4 Stars - "A New Leaf" is, in fact, one of the funniest movies of our unfunny age. - Roger Ebert

Wednesday & Thursday January 13 & 14

Two Starring Peter Sellers

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1964, UK, 93 minutes
dir. Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers, George C Scott, Sterling Hayde, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor Peter Sellers

Perhaps Kubrick's most perfectly realised film, simply because his cynical vision of the progress of technology and human stupidity is wedded with comedy. - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

This landmark movie's madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time. - Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

- plus on the same bill -

The Mouse That Roared
1959, USA, 83 minutes
dir. Jack Arnold, starring Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell, David Kossoff
9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Dead-on political satire - 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:

19: Grindhouse Film Fest Italian Zombie Invasion
15-21: A Film Series Curated By Stuart Gordon
16: Steven Seagal is Marked For Death
22&23: Double Indemnity & The Blue Dahlia
23: Special advance screening of Clive Barker's Dread
24&25: Blazing Saddles & Cat Ballou
26&27: Robert Bresson's Pickpocket & Diary of a Country Priest
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

10-13: The Exiles with Killer Of Sheep
27: David Cronenberg's Videodrome

Schedule subject to change

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