This Week At The New Beverly February 5 - 13

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our complete February calendar is online:

Friday & Saturday February 5 & 6

2008, Austria, 121 minutes
written & directed by Götz Spielmann
starring Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:20 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

Revanche involves a rare coming together of a male's criminal nature and a female's deep needs, entwined with a first-rate thriller.
- Roger Ebert

Directed with terrific control and economy of means by Spielmann --
Revanche gets its hooks into you early and leaves them there.
- Scott Foundas, The Village Voice

The title means 'revenge', but that's a deliberate simplification; Mr. Spielmann's film is full of surprises and, in its distinctive way, full of life. - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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The Virgin Spring
1960, Sweden, 89 minutes
dir. Ingmar Bergman, starring Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson
Fri: 9:50; Sat: 5:40 & 9:50

Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film

One of Bergman's simplest yet most powerful films - All Movie Guide

Sven Nykvist's luminous black-and-white photography conspiring with the austerity of Bergman's imagery to create an extraordinary metaphysical charge. - Time Out

Friday February 5

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!

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor

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 February 6

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Running Scared
2006, USA, 122 minutes
written & directed by Wayne Kramer
starring Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Karel Roden, Johnny Messner
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

In the gleefully violent Running Scared, the writer and director Wayne Kramer tries to go over the rainbow and put a self-consciously bloody spin on once upon a time.
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Running Scared goes so far over the top, it circumnavigates the top and doubles back on itself; it's the Mobius Strip of over-the-topness. I am in awe. - Roger Ebert

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Sunday & Monday February 7 & 8

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
1985, USA, 90 minutes
dir. Tim Burton, starring Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton
Sun: 3:25 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The absurdist comedy has a look reminiscent of German expressionist movies of the 1920s, filtered through a pop-art sensibility of cartoons, horror serials, and Gothic fairy tales.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

A program of Three Stooges shorts
SIX shorts including Hoi Polloi, You Natzy Spy!, From Nurse to Worse, Calling All Curs (New 35mm print!), No Census No Feeling (New 35mm print!), Three Sappy People (New 35mm print!)
Sun: 5:15 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20

Tuesday February 9

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival - Tribute to Dan O'Bannon!

Special Guests: Tobe Hooper (tentative), Clu Gulager, James Karen (tentative), Don Calfa, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Brian Peck & Allan Trautman. Additional guests TBA.

All Tickets $8

1985, UK, 101 minutes
directed by Tobe Hooper
screenplay by Dan O'Bannon & Don Jakoby
starring Steve Railsback , Peter Firth, Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Winner Best Special Effects John Dykstra at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

- plus on the same bill -

The Return of the Living Dead
1985, USA, 91 minutes
written & directed by Dan O'Bannon
starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, John Philbin, Jewel Shepard, Brian Peck
9:50, Watch The Trailer!

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Wednesday - Saturday February 10, 11, 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

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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,


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:

13: The Last American Virgin
14&15: Summertime & All That Heaven Allows
16&17: Buffalo '66 & Star 80
18: Best Of The Animation Block Party
19-25: Jason Reitman guest-programs the Beverly!
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: Hausu - New 35mm print!

Schedule subject to change

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