This Week At The New Beverly: French Noir, David Lynch, Brian DePalma, The Grindhouse Film Fest & MORE!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our April calendar is now online!

Friday & Saturday April 2 & 3

1955, France, 122 minutes
dir. Jules Dassin, starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:10 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award Winner

The pinnacle of heist movies - All Movie Guide

One of the great crime thrillers, the benchmark all succeeding heist films have been measured against, it's no musty museum piece but a driving, compelling piece of work, redolent of the air of human frailty and fatalistic doom. - Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

- plus on the same bill -

Touchez pas au grisbi
1954, France / Italy, 94 minutes
dir. Jacques Becker, starring Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll
Fri: 9:55; Sat: 5:35 & 9:55, Watch The Trailer!

Venice Film Festival Best Actor Award Winner Jean Gabin

Every filmmaker from Francois Truffaut to Quentin Tarantino owes something of a debt to Becker's black-and-white boldness.
- Janice Page, Boston Globe

He keeps only what is essential in the dialogue, even the essential part of the superfluous. - Francois Truffaut

Saturday April 3

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Dressed to Kill
1980, USA, 104 minutes
written & directed by Brian De Palma
starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

A stylish exercise in ersatz-Hitchcock suspense-terror. - Variety

Dressed to Kill is the quintessential New York erotic horror-comedy of the grindhouse heyday; the film's luxurious, almost eerily plastique elegance just barely disguises its unapologetic presentation of fetish iconography. - Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

Sunday & Monday April 4 & 5

The Prisoner of Zenda

1937, USA, 101 minutes
dir. John Cromwell, starring Ronald Colman, Madeleine Carroll, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Massey, Mary Astor, David Niven
Sun: 3:10 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30

The rip-roaring and best version of Hope's much filmed novel stands out as one of the greatest adventure films of the 1930s. - Film 4

Easily the best version of Anthony Hope's perennial Ruritanian adventure, often cited as one of the great swashbucklers. The swordplay is ripping and Wong Howe's camerawork superb.
- Time Out Film Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Prince and the Pauper
1937, USA, 118 minutes
dir. William Keighley, starring Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, The Mauch Twins, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane
Sun: 5:10 & 9:30; Mon: 9:30

Keighley's swashbuckler paves the way for the later Robin Hood with Flynn providing heat as soldier Hendon - Film 4

Tuesday April 6

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival :
Obscure 70's American Exploitation

Admission: $8.00

Girls On The Road
1973, USA, 80 minutes
dir. Thomas J. Schmidt, starring Dianne Hull, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Cody, Ralph Waite, John McMurtry
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

Crypt Of Dark Secrets
1976, USA, 71 minutes
dir. Jack Weis, starring Ronald Tanet, Maureen Ridley, Herb Jahncke, Wayne Mack, Butch Benit, Susie Sirmen

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday April 7, 8 & 9

Two by David Lynch

Mulholland Dr.
2001, USA, 147 minutes
written & directed by David Lynch
starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Justin Theroux, Brent Briscoe, Robert Forster
Wed: 10:05; Thu & Fri: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award Winner

4 Stars - This works because Lynch is absolutely uncompromising. This is a movie to surrender yourself to. - Roger Ebert

It's a dark dreamscape that needs to be experienced, not explained
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

A gorgeously rounded picture, one that starts out with a glamorous come-hither wink and has the good grace to follow through, although perhaps not in the way we expect.
- Stephanie Zacharek,

- plus on the same bill -

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
1992, USA, 135 minutes
directed by David Lynch, written by David Lynch & Robert Engels
starring Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook
Wed: 7:30; Thu & Fri: 10:20, Watch The Trailer!

Few of [Lynch's] movies are as pungently atmospheric and bleak as this one. But if Fire Walk With Me is among his messiest in terms of execution, in retrospect we can see how the film serves as a bridge between his '80s examinations of small-town oddness (Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks series) and his later explorations of imperiled female protagonists (Mulholland Dr., Inland Empire).
- Tim Grierson, LA Weekly


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:

12&13: Junior Bonner & Jackie Brown
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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