This Week At The New Beverly: February 12 - 18

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our complete February calendar is online:

Friday & Saturday February 12 & 13

The Exiles

1961, USA, 72 minutes
written & directed by Kent MacKenzie
starring Mary Donahue, Homer Nish, Yvonne Williams
Wed/Thu/Fri: 7:30; Sat: 4:10 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

A cinéma vérité look at the rootless Native American community that once upon a time lived in Bunker Hill and hung out in downtown bars such as Club Ritz, this Kent Mackenzie film is a brooding picture of a darkly beautiful, long-gone Los Angeles.
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

An astonishing, heartbreaking viewing experience and, in its new release from Milestone Films, a major work of restoration and rediscovery. - Andrew O'Hehir,

For the length of Kent Mackenzie's 1961 feature, the past is not distant: It's vital, concrete, immediate-a record of vanished sites and vanquished dreams suspended in an eternally looped present. Thanks to a superlative UCLA restoration and the efforts of Milestone Film (who partnered last year to release Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep), this 50-year-old film about a Los Angeles neighborhood on the skids and its barely tethered dwellers stands as the freshest movie in theaters. - Jim Ridley, The Village Voice

- plus on the same bill -

Killer of Sheep
1977, USA, 83 minutes
written & directed by Charles Burnett
starring Henry G. Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy
Wed/Thu/Fri: 9:05; Sat: 5:45 & 9:05, Watch The Trailer!

Added to the National Film Registry in 1990
New York Film Critics Special Award Winner

An American masterpiece, independent to the bone... This may be Mr. Burnett's most radical truth-telling. - Manohla Dargis, NY Times

Speaks to the enduring power of poetic cinema, of films with genuine artistic vision that create mood and capture emotion in ways only motion pictures can. - Kenneth Turan, LA Times

Even if you belong to that modest group of film buffs who've actually seen "Killer of Sheep," this restoration feels like an entirely new movie. Burnett is profoundly uninterested in boosterism or propaganda or false optimism. He has belonged to the long tradition of prophets without honor, but he may finally be getting his due. In his peculiar and lonely fashion he's not only the most important African-American director but one of the most distinctive filmmakers this country has ever produced. - Andrew O'Hehir,

Saturday February 13

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

The Last American Virgin
1982, USA, 92 minutes
written & directed by Boaz Davidson
starring Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo, Louisa Moritz, Brian Peck, Kimmy Robertson
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

Stars Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin & Paul Keith will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss!

For more information, please visit

Sunday & Monday February 14 & 15

Spend Valentine's Day With The New Beverly!

1955, USA / UK, 100 minutes
dir. David Lean, starring Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin, Mari Aldon
Sun: 3:40 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for Best Actress & Best Director Oscars

Being Lean's favourite of his films this is undoubtedly worthy of attention. - Empire Magazine

The first film that British director David Lean shot on location abroad, the smoothly crafted Summertime is a sensitive account of a love affair between Katharine Hepburn and a married Rossano Brazzi - Jamie Russell, BBC

- plus on the same bill -

All That Heaven Allows
1955, USA, 89 minutes
dir. Douglas Sirk, starring Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel
Sun: 5:40 & 9:30; Mon: 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Added to The National Film Registry in 1995

Beneath the stunningly lovely visuals - all expressionist colours, reflections, and frames-within-frames, used to produce a precise symbolism - lies a kernel of terrifying despair.
- Geoff Andrews, Time Out

A masterpiece by one of the most inventive and recondite directors ever to work in Hollywood, Douglas Sirk.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Tuesday & Wednesday February 16 & 17

Buffalo '66
1998, USA, 110 minutes
dir. Vincent Gallo, starring Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Alternately satirical and romantic, full of pain and humor, "Buffalo '66" is a winner. - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

There's not a thing conventional about this movie. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Star 80
1983, USA, 103 minutes
dir. Bob Fosse, starring Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker, Roger Rees
9:40, Watch The Trailer!

Boston Film Critics Best Actor Award Winner Eric Roberts

4 Stars - I think this is an important movie. Devastating, violent, hopeless, and important, because it holds a mirror up to a part of the world we live in, and helps us see it more clearly. - Roger Ebert

Fosse captures a riveting, full-bodied performance from Eric Roberts. Rarely has an actor so willingly committed himself to creating such an unlikeable, alienating character. - All Movie Guide

Thursday February 18

One Night Only!

New York's premiere animation festival makes it's first trip to Los Angeles with an award winning collection of narrative shorts, music videos, abstract works plus other animated goodies & whatnots.

Best of the Animation Block Party
7:30 & 10:00 (please note: digital projection)

Visit for more information

Filmmakers in attendance at screenings include Mike Hollingsworth, Rebecca Sugar, Max Winston, Turner Lange, Ben Li and Caroline Foley. Both shows will be introduced by ABP founder, Casey Safron.


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:

Jason Reitman Guest Progams The New Beverly
19&20: Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Election
21&22: Shampoo with Boogie Nights
24&25: Breaking Away & Bottle Rocket
26&27: Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday & It Should Happen To You
27: David Cronenberg's Videodrome
28-March2: Fletch & Into The Night

12-16: Nobuhiko Obayashi's HOUSE (1977) - New 35mm print!

Schedule subject to change

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