This Week At The New Bev: Screwball Comedies, Terry Gilliam, Kathryn Bigelow, Grindhouse Film Festival & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Thursday April 29

The Children's Hour
1961, USA, 107 minutes
dir. William Wyler, starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Veronica Cartwright
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actress Fay Bainter

Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine.. beautifully complement each other. Hepburn's soft sensitivity, marvelous projection and emotional understatement result in a memorable portrayal. MacLaine's enactment is almost equally rich in depth and substance.
- Variety

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Sunday Bloody Sunday
1971, UK, 110 minutes
dir. John Schlesinger, starring Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton, Maurice Denham
9:40, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Actor Peter Finch & Best Actress Glenda Jackson

An honest look at the changing attitudes toward sexual identity in the early 1970s- All Movie Guide

4 Stars - The acting is flawless. I think Sunday Bloody Sunday is a masterpiece.- Roger Ebert

Friday & Saturday April 30 & May 1

Classic Screwball Comedies!

My Man Godfrey
1936, USA, 90 minutes
dir. Gregory La Cava, starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:45 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress

A brilliantly executed screwball, full of both madcap humour and bitter satire. - Film 4

One of the landmark screwball comedies of the 1930s, My Man Godfrey offers the radiant Carole Lombard in her definitive performance - All Movie Guide

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Easy Living
1937, USA, 88 minutes
directed by Mitchell Leisen, screenplay by Preston Sturges
starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni, Mary Nash, William Demarest
Fri: 9:25; Sat: 5:40 & 9:25

One of the most beautifully scripted and plotted screwball comedies of the 1930s - All Movie Guide

Preston Sturges's imaginative script is one of his best... The entire cast is perfection - TV Guide

Friday April 30

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, Watch The Trailer!

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

Saturday May 1

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

The Multinauts
directed by Jennifer Juniper Stratford
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, please note: digital projection
Watch The Trailer!

West coast premiere of The Multinauts Episodes 2

A heroic rescue mission turns deadly for a trio of adventurers from different time periods when they come under fire from The Norks, a mega-corporation and its mutant empire.

An epic space opera with lasers, reptiles, glowing gems, dimension hopping, possessions, and hot rock band cameo by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti!

Sunday & Monday May 2 & 3

A Terry Gilliam double feature

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2009, UK / Canada / France, 123 minutes
dir. Terry Gilliam, written by Terry Gilliam & Charles McKeown
starring Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Jude Law,
Lily Cole, Christopher Plummer, Peter Stormare, Tom Waits
Sun: 5:30 & 9:40; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards

As unusual and idiosyncratic as its one-of-a-kind title. You'd expect no less from Terry Gilliam, and admirers of this singular filmmaker will be pleased to know that "Imaginarium" is one of his most original and accessible works. - Kenneth Turan, LA Times

Imaginarium finds Gilliam doing what Gilliam does best - letting his imagination run wild and hoping the audience can keep pace.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

1985, UK
directed by Terry Gilliam, written by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard & Charles McKeown, starring Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins
Sun: 7:00 only; Mon: 9:55, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards! LA Film Critics Award Winner for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Screenplay

It's a remarkable accomplishment for Mr. Gilliam, whose satirical and cautionary impulses work beautifully together.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times

It remains a stunning achievement - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

Tuesday May 4

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival : Ozploitation

Admission: $8.00

Turkey Shoot

1982, Australia, 93 minutes
dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith, starring Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Noel Ferrier
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

The Survivor
1981, Australia, 99 minutes
dir. David Hemmings, starring Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

Wednesday & Thursday May 5 & 6

A Kathryn Bigelow double feature

The Hurt Locker
2009, USA, 131 minutes
directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by Mark Boal
starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay & Best Editing

The Hurt Locker is a near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes. - Richard Corliss, Time

Overwhelmingly tense, overflowing with crackling verisimilitude, it's both the film about the war in Iraq that we've been waiting for and the kind of unqualified triumph that's been long expected from director Kathryn Bigelow. - Kenneth Turan, LA Times
- plus on the same bill -

Near Dark
1987, USA, 94 minutes
directed by Kathryn Bigelow, written by Kathryn Bigelow & Eric Red
starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Tim Thomerson
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

Dark, bloody and very stylish, this genre-busting western-noir-vampire hybrid is a toothsome joy and definitely one of the best horror films of the 1980s. - Film 4

A subtle study in the seductiveness of evil and a terrifying ride to the edge of darkness. - Time Out


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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:

7&8: new prints of Truffaut's Small Change & Mississippi Mermaid
8: Raw Meat (1972)
16&17: Alice in Wonderland (1933)
22: George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968)
23&24: Fantastic Mr. Fox & A Town Called Panic
28&29: Mystery Team & Ghost Busters
29: John Frankenheimer's 99 and 44/100% Dead
30,31 & June 1: Duck, You Sucker & Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia

5: Jim Wynorski Triple Feature
6: Garbage Pail Kids Movie & Ghoulies II
27&28: Fidder on the Roof

Schedule subject to change

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