This Week At The New Beverly: March 12 - 18

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our March / April calendar is now online!

Friday - Wednesday March 12 - 17

Exclusive LA Run of the NEW 35mm Print!

1977, Japan, 88 minutes
dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi, starring Kimiko Ikegami, Kumiko Ohba, Yôko Minamida, Ai Matsubara, Miki Jinbo, Masayo Miyako
Watch The Trailer!

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayahshi's 1977 movie House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby Doo as directed by Dario Argento? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt's creaky country home, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, House seems like it was beamed to Earth from another planet. Or perhaps the mind of a child: the director fashioned the script after the eccentric musings of his eleven-year-old daughter, then employed all the tricks in his analog arsenal (mattes, animation, and collage) to make them a visually astonishing, raucous reality. Never before released in the United States, and a bona fide cult classic in the making, House is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years.

Run. Wake your neighbor. Slap your children. Eye your cat with suspicion. Every once in a blue-screen moon, a movie will remind even the most jaded of cult-film aficionados that, no, in fact, they have not seen everything. - Jim Ridley, The Nashville Scene

MUST-SEE-NOW - Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone - no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House.
- Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

FOUR STARS - Like a stream-of-consciousness nightmare sprung from a troubled head resting on a hot-pink pillow.
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

THE ULTIMATE MIDNIGHT MOVIE - This phantasmagoric head-trip has to be one of the strangest and most surreal movies ever made. - Matt Singer,

Friday March 12: 7:30 & 9:45
Saturday March 13: 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 & 11:59pm
Sunday March 14: 3:00, 5:15, 7:30 & 9:45
Monday March 15: 7:30 & 9:45
Tuesday March 16: 7:30 & 9:45
Wednesday March 17: 7:30 & 9:45

Please note: As the new 35mm print is still considered a first run release, House  will be playing by itself instead of on a double feature.

Friday March 12 - JUST ADDED

A Tribute To Corey Haim

1986, USA, 100 minutes
written & directed by David Seltzer
starring Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Winona Ryder, Charlie Sheen
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - It would be tragic if this film would get lost in the shuffle of "teenage movies." This is a movie that is as pure and true to the adolescent experience as Truffaut's The 400 Blows. Lucas is one of the year's best films, and although its three stars are all teenagers, I doubt if anyone of any age will give more sensitive and effective performances this year. - Roger Ebert

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 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.


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:

19&20: Lust for Life & Moulin Rouge (1952)
21&22: Rock Hudson & Doris Day in Pillow Talk & Lover Come Back
24&25: Kansas City Confidential & 99 River Street
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

Schedule subject to change

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