Jason Reitman at the New Beverly plus More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

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Jason Reitman at the New Beverly

Jason Reitman takes over programming this week at the New Bev! The award winning director of Up In The Air, Juno, and Thank You For Smoking wants to share some of his favorite movies with YOU! He will appear in person on the first day of each double feature (Friday, Sunday & Wednesday), schedule permitting, to introduce & discuss the films.
Jason Reitman discusses the festival, his history with the Beverly and the film pairing specifics at

Friday & Saturday February 19 & 20

Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1986, USA, 103 minutes
written & directed by John Hughes
starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Edie McClurg
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:20 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

This is one of the director's best efforts, and as a result, the film enjoys the immortality that comes with being part of a generation's collective consciousness. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

1999, USA, 103 minutes
dir. Alexander Payne, starring Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell
Fri: 9:35; Sat: 5:25 & 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Independent Spirit Award Winner Best Feature, Best Picture & Best Director, Writers Guild Of American Best Adapted Screenplay Winner

3 1/2 Stars - Alexander Payne is a director whose satire is omnidirectional. He doesn't choose an easy target and march on it. He stands in the middle of his story and attacks on all directions.
- Roger Ebert

Saturday February 20

Shock Till You Drop & New Beverly Midnights present

1984, Australia, 95 minutes
dir. Russell Mulcahy, starring Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood, David Argue
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

Director Russell Mulcahy will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the film!

Australian Film Institute Award Winner for Best Cinematography & Best Editing

Razorback is a visual treat: Mulcahy crams the screen with every bizarre image he can pull from the story, and cinematographer Dean Semler serves each one up in a blaze of scope-format motion and color. - All Movie Guide

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Sunday & Monday February 21 & 22

Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly!

1975, USA, 109 minutes
directed by Hal Ashby, written by Robert Towne & Warren Beatty
starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant, Jack Warden, Tony Bill
Sun: 6:30 only; Mon: 7:30

Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress Lee Grant & nominated for 3 other Oscars including Screenplay

Robert Towne and Warren Beatty produced one of the best scripts in the last three decades. - Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times

- plus on the same bill -

Boogie Nights
1997, USA, 155 minutes
written & directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
starring Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Luis Guzmán, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sun: 8:45 only; Mon: 9:45, Watch The Trailer!

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award winner for Best Supporting Actor Burt Reynolds, Best Supporting Actress Julianne Moore & New Generation Award P.T. Anderson

4 Stars - Boogie Nights has the quality of many great films, in that it always seems alive. - Roger Ebert

Tuesday February 23

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival

Penitentiary III
1987, USA, 91 minutes
written & directed by Jamaa Fanaka
Starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, Anthony Geary, Steve Antin, Ric Mancini, Marie Burrell Fanaka and The Haiti Kid
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Penitentiary III director Jamaa Fanaka plus other very special guests will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting.

- plus on the same bill -

Disco Godfather
1979, USA, 93minutes
dir. J. Robert Wagoner, starring Rudy Ray Moore, Carol Speed, Jimmy Lynch, Jerry Jones and Lady Reed
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

Its wild excesses make it a natural for fans of exploitation film oddities. - All Movie Guide

Admission to this special event: $8.00

Wednesday & Thursday February 24 & 25

Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly!

Breaking Away
1979, USA, 101 minutes
dir. Peter Yates, starring Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner for Best Screenplay & nominated for 4 other Oscars including Best Picture & Best Director

4 Stars - Breaking Away is a wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie that makes you feel about as good as any movie in a long time. It is, in fact, a treasure - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Bottle Rocket
1996, USA, 91 minutes
directed by Wes Anderson
written by Owen Wilson & Wes Anderson
starring Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd, Shea Fowler, Robert Musgrave, Jim Ponds, Kumar Pallana, Lumi Cavazos
9:45, Watch The Trailer!

Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award Winner Wes Anderson

One of the 10 Best Films Of The 90s. Here was a picture without a trace of cynicism, that obviously grew out of its director's affection for his char­acters in particular and for people in general. A rarity.
- Martin Scorsese


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:

26&27: Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday & It Should Happen To You
27: David Cronenberg's Videodrome
28-March2: Fletch & Into The Night

6: Jamie Lee Curtis in Terror Train (1980)
12-16: Nobuhiko Obayashi's HOUSE (1977) - New 35mm print!
19&20: Lust for Life & Moulin Rouge (1952)
26&27: Costa-Gavras' Z & Battle of Algiers
28-30: The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai with Repo Man

2&3: Rififi & Touchez pas au grisbi
17: Charles Bronson in 10 to Midnight
24: Terror in the Aisles

Schedule subject to change

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