This Week At The New Bev: Adam Green, Lust for Life, Rock Hudson & Doris Day, Phil Karlson & John Payne film noirs, the Grindhouse Film Fest, Pumpkinhead & MORE!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our March / April calendar is now online!

Thursday March 18

Two Directed by Adam Green!

The New Beverly Cinema presents "An Evening With Adam Green." Join us for a double feature kicking off with FROZEN in glorious 35mm and featuring special cast appearances and a brief Q&A to follow. After that, it's COFFEE & DONUTS, Green's infamous $400 budget first feature film from 1999. This will be the first time COFFEE & DONUTS will be shown publicly in a theater, so for those fans who have been trying to find a way to find it over the past decade... don't miss this exclusive chance! This event will also include some of Green's favorite short films from over the years and, of course, plenty of stories from Green himself.

2010, USA, 94 minutes
written & directed by Adam Green
starring Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Actors Shawn Ashmore,  Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell plus legendary stunt coordinator Kane Hodder will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, for a Q&A with director Adam Green.

Calm and jaded as I am, I was left so paralyzed with terror by this movie that I chewed a whole pencil in half watching it. - Rex Reed

- plus on the same bill -

Coffee & Donuts
1999, USA, 90 minutes
written & directed by Adam Green
starring Adam Green, Steven C. DeWitt Jr., Katie Bove
9:30 (please note: digital projection)

Director of photography Will Barratt will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the film with Adam Green.

Friday & Saturday March 19 & 20

Lust for Life
1956, USA, 122 minutes
dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane, Henry Daniell
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 2:45 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner Best Supporting Actor Anthony Quinn plus nominated for 3 other Oscars including Best Actor Kirk Douglas

- plus on the same bill -

Moulin Rouge
1952, UK, 119 minutes
dir. John Huston, starring José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier, Katherine Kath, Muriel Smith, Mary Clare
Fri: 9:55; Sat: 5:10 & 9:55, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner for Best Art Direction & Best Costume Design plus nominated for 5 other Oscars including Best Picture & Best Director

John Huston's direction is superb - Variety

Friday March 19

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!

Oscar Winner For Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz

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 March 20

Shock Till You Drop & New Beverly Midnights presents

Co-writer Gary Gerani plus producers Bill Blake & Richard Weinman will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss the film!

1988, USA, minutes
dir. Stan Winston, starring Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross, Kerry Remsen, Florence Schauffler
Midnight, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

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Sunday & Monday March 21 & 22

A Rock Hudson / Doris Day / Tony Randall double bill

Pillow Talk
1959, USA, 102 minutes
dir. Michael Gordon, starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
Sun: 3:15 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Oscar Winner for Best Original Screenplay & nominated for 4 other Academy Awards including Best Actress Doris Day

Pillow Talk remains one of the perfect examples of the 1950s sex comedy. Day is obscenely wholesome, Hudson is the epitome of a suave Neanderthal, and, together, they comprise one of the most perfectly mismatched couples ever captured on celluloid.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Lover Come Back
1961, USA, 107 minutes
dir. Delbert Mann, starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall
Sun: 5:20 & 9:35; Mon: 9:35, Watch The Trailer!

This is a funny, smartly produced show. - Variety

Tuesday March 23

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival : Eastern Grind
80s Hong Kong Cinema

Admission: $8.00

The Occupant
1984, Hong Kong, 96 minutes
dir. Ronny Yu, starring Yun-Fat Chow, Lieh Lo, Melvin Wong

- plus on the same bill -

A Tale From The East
1990, Hong Kong, 87 minutes
dir. Manfred Wong, starring David Ng, Joey Wang, Billy Lau

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Wednesday & Thursday March 24 & 25

Two Phil Karlson / John Payne film noirs!

Kansas City Confidential
1952, USA, 99 minutes
dir. Phil Karlson, starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam

Kansas City Confidential is one of the essential heist films, elements of it have reappeared in countless movies since like The Thomas Crown Affair and The Usual Suspects. - Film Noir Of The Week

- plus on the same bill -

99 River Street
1953, USA, 83 minutes - Not Available On DVD!
dir. Phil Karlson, starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, Jay Adler
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

One of the most hardboiled, brutal, and inexplicably forgotten films of the noir cycle. - Film Noir Of The Week


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: Costa-Gavras' Z & Battle of Algiers
28-30: The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai with Repo Man

2&3: Rififi & Touchez pas au grisbi
7-9: Mulholland Dr. & Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
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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