New Beverly: Peter Weller, Harry Dean Stanton & Dean Cameron IN PERSON, Z & The Battle of Algiers, Rare Alan Rudolph, Reservoir Dogs & more!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our April calendar is now online!

Friday & Saturday March 26 & 27

1969, France / Algeria, 127 minutes
dir. Costa-Gavras, starring Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacques Perrin
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 2:25 & 7:15

Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film & Best Editing plus nominated for 3 other Oscars including Best Picture & Best Director

4 Stars - "Z" is at the same time a political cry of rage and a brilliant suspense thriller. - Roger Ebert

Z combines the intellectual heft of revolution-themed films like The Battle of Algiers with the drop-dead cool of mod touchstones like Blow Out or Le Samourai. - Dana Stevens, Slate

- plus on the same bill -

The Battle of Algiers
1966, Italy / Algeria, 121 minutes
dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, starring Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash
Fri: 10:00; Sat: 4:55 & 9:45

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Director & Best Foreign Language Film

The Battle of Algiers is made with such astonishing, feral realism that it effectively blurs the line between documentary and fiction filmmaking. - All Movie Guide

This technical and dramatic masterclass has lost none of its power to shock and provoke. The most important piece of political filmmaking since Battleship Potemkin. - David Parkinson, Empire

Friday March 26

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

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

Saturday March 27

JUST ADDED! Dean Cameron, star of ROCKULA & SUMMER SCHOOL (the almighty Chainsaw) will be attending IN PERSON, schedule permitting, and holding a Q&A before this 20th Anniversary screening! Co-presented by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS with host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks.

1990, USA, 87 minutes - Not Available On DVD!
dir. Luca Bercovici, starring Dean Cameron, Toni Basil, Thomas Dolby, Tawny Fere, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Diddley
11:59pm, All Seats $7

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday March 28, 29 & 30

On Sunday March 28 actors Harry Dean Stanton & Olivia Barash will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to introduce the 5:35 screening of Repo Man!

On Monday March 29 actor Peter Weller will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to introduce & discuss Buckaroo Banzai!

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
1984, USA, 103 minutes
dir. W.D. Richter, starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith, Rosalind Cash
Sun: 3:30 & 7:30; Mon/Tues: 7:30

Buckaroo Banzai is the very oddest good movie in many a full moon. - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

Richter's comic genre hybrid comes complete with its own mythology, and team of established superheroes, and is curiously appealing. - Time Out

- plus on the same bill -

Repo Man
1984, USA, 92 minutes
written & directed by Alex Cox
starring Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter, Olivia Barash, Sy Richardson, Susan Barnes, Fox Harris, Tom Finnegan
Sun: 5:35 & 9:35; Mon/Tues: 9:35

A highly amusing synthesis of thinking man's science fiction, post-modern humor, and a punk rocker's jaundiced take on a culture at the point of collapse - All Movie Guide

This is the kind of movie that baffles Hollywood, because it isn't made from any known formula and doesn't follow the rules.
- Roger Ebert

Wednesday & Thursday March 31 & April 1

An Alan Rudolph double bill

Remember My Name
1978, USA, 94 minutes - Not Available On DVD!
written & directed by Alan Rudolph
starring Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson, Jeff Goldblum, Tim Thomerson, Alfre Woodard

Paris Film Festival & Miami Film Festival Best Actress Award Winner Geraldine Chaplin

What really distinguishes the film are the tremulous, nervy performances - Rudolph's direction is imbued with an admirable generosity towards the characters. - Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Chaplin is magnificent - a study in raw emotion. Rudolph gets right to the heart of his characters and all to a great, bluesy soundtrack with vocals by the great Alberta Hunter. - Film 4

- plus on the same bill -

Choose Me
1984, USA, 106 minutes
written & directed by Alan Rudolph
starring Geneviève Bujold, Keith Carradine, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Bauchau, Rae Dawn Chong, John Larroquette

Toronto International Film Festival International Critics' Award Alan Rudolph

Rudolph here brings his variation on the kaleidoscopic Altman style to perfection - Time Out Film Guide

Apart from its other qualities, which are many, Alan Rudolph's CHOOSE ME is an audaciously intriguing movie. Its main purpose, indeed, may be to intrigue us - as other films aim to thrill or arouse or mystify. There is hardly a moment in the whole film when I knew for sure what was going to happen next, yet I didn't feel manipulated; I felt as if the movie were giving itself the freedom to be completely spontaneous. - Roger Ebert


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:

2&3: Rififi & Touchez pas au grisbi
4&5: The Prisoner of Zenda ('37) & The Prince and the Pauper ('37)
7-9: Mulholland Dr. & Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
14&15: John Milius Double Feature of Wind and the Lion & Devil's 8
16&17: Elevator to the Gallows & Le Cercle Rouge
17: Charles Bronson in 10 to Midnight
18&19: Lee Van Cleef in Death Rides a Horse & Sabata
22: Troma 35th Anniversary w/ Toxic Avenger & Poultrygeist
23&24: Never On Sunday & Irma la douce
24: Terror in the Aisles
25-27: Gone With The Wind

22: George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968)
29: John Frankenheimer's 99 and 44/100% Dead

Schedule subject to change

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