This Week At The New Bev: David Carradine Tribute, Fantastic Mr. Fox & A Town Called Panic, the Grindhouse Film Fest, 1950s Film Noirs & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our May / June schedule is available online:

May 20 - 23

Quentin Tarantino presents a
David Carradine Tribute in Association with Cinefamily

We celebrate the life of one of our favorite actor / filmmakers, the late David Carradine (1936-2009), with a festival that highlights the best, weirdest and brightest films in David's epic filmography.  At the New Bev on Thursday the rarely-seen AMERICANA kicks off the series; Friday showcases a triple feature of David's work with legendary directors Hal Ashby, Ingmar Bergman & Martin Scorsese and on Saturday we present two of David's most iconic roles. The weekend concludes with a 4 film marathon (including CIRCLE OF IRON & SONNY BOY) plus bbq at Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre! See for their full schedule.

Thursday May 20

David Carradine Tribute Double Feature

1983, USA, 91 minutes
dir. David Carradine, starring David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene, Arnold Herzstein, John Blyth Barrymore
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

An allegory about the joy of work, the loneliness of an artist and small-town prejudices, "Americana" is a snapshot in time
- Kirk Honeycutt, Reuters

- plus on the same bill -

The Long Riders
1980, USA, 99 minutes
dir. Walter Hill, starring David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, James Keach, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Hill pays tribute to such directors as Ford, Hawks and Ray, emphasises the mythic aspects of the Western, and focuses on the subjects of kinship and the land - Time Out

Friday May 21

David Carradine Tribute Triple Feature

All tickets $7. One ticket admits you to all three films.

Bound for Glory
1976, USA, 147 minutes
dir. Hal Ashby, starring David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon
7:30pm, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner for Best Cinematography & Best Music - nominated for 4 more Oscars including Best Picture!

Bound for Glory is outstanding biographical cinema, not only of the late Woody Guthrie but also of the 1930s Depression era which served to disillusion, inspire and radicalize him and millions of other Americans. - Variety

- plus on the same bill -

The Serpent's Egg
1977, West Germany / USA, 119 minutes
written & directed by Ingmar Bergman
starring David Carradine, Liv Ullmann, Heinz Bennent, Gert Fröbe
10:00pm, Watch The Trailer!

Bears the master's stamp right from the beginning in a superior collaboration with cinematographer Sven Nykvist and production designer Rolf Zehetbauer. - Variety

- plus on the same bill -

Boxcar Bertha
1972, USA, 88 minutes
dir. Martin Scorsese, starring Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey, John Carradine
12:15am, Watch The Trailer!

"Boxcar Bertha" is a weirdly interesting movie and not really the sleazy exploitation film the ads promise. Scorsese remains one of the bright young hopes of American movies. - Roger Ebert

Saturday May 22

David Carradine Tribute Double Feature

Death Race 2000
1975, USA, 84 minutes
dir. Paul Bartel, starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The ultimate cult film from producer Roger Corman - Film 4

A surprisingly effective mix of violence, sex, and humor
- All Movie

- plus on the same bill -

Kill Bill: Vol. 2
2004, USA, 136 minutes
written & directed by Quentin Tarantino
starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Chia Hui Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Michael Parks
9:20, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Volume 2 is an exuberant celebration of moviemaking, coasting with heedless joy from one audacious chapter to another, working as irony, working as satire, working as drama, working as pure action. I liked it even more than Kill Bill, Volume 1. - Roger Ebert

Saturday May 22

Shock Till You Drop & New Beverly Midnights presents

Night of the Living Dead
1968, USA, 96 minutes
dir. George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

Romero shattered the rules of the horror genre - All Movie Guide

The most influential horror film since Psycho.
- Elliott Stein, The Village Voice

Sunday & Monday May 23 & 24

Fantastic Mr. Fox
2009, USA, 87 minutes
directed by Wes Anderson, written for the screen by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach based on the novel by Roald Dahl
featuring the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe & more!
Sun: 4:05 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

A movie that deserves to be called groundbreaking.
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Proof that Pixar doesn't have a monopoly on heartfelt and funny animation. - Josh Horowitz,

- plus on the same bill -

A Town Called Panic
aka Panique au village
2009, Belgium / Luxembourg / France, 75 minutes
written & directed by Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar
featuring the voices of Stéphane Aubier, Bruce Ellison, Jeanne Balibar, Nicolas Buysse, Véronique Dumont
Sun: 5:55 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

So this is what deadpan slapstick surrealist Belgian stop-motion animation looks like. I like it!- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Made with an anarchic, anything-goes spirit, this is truly a film, not to mention a town, where you never know what's going to happen next.- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Tuesday May 25

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival

Admission: $8.00

1976, USA, 92 minutes
dir Jeff Lieberman, starring Don Scardino, Patricia Pearcy, R.A. Dow, Jean Sullivan, Peter MacLean
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Director Jeff Lieberman will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss!

Far better and more interesting than the obvious schlock appeal its plot would suggest. - Time Out Film Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Amin: The Rise and Fall
1981, UK / Kenya, 91 minutes - Not Available On DVD
dir. Sharad Patel, starring Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen, Louis Mahoney, André Maranne, Denis Hills
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

A grisly catalog of carnage that moves at breakneck speed - exactly the kind of celluloid travesty that will disgust serious filmgoers and delight trash fiends. - All Movie Guide

Wednesday & Thursday May 26 & 27

The Narrow Margin
1952, USA, 71 minutes
dir. Richard Fleischer, starring Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Among the greatest and leanest of forgotten noirs, Richard Fleischer's 1952 micro-crucible runs only 71 minutes and is a model for visual and narrative concision. - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
There isn't a trace of gristle in this thriller that's as juicy and satisfying as a thick sirloin steak. - Film Noir Of The Week

- plus on the same bill -

The Killer Is Loose
1956, USA, 73 minutes - Not Available On DVD
dir. Budd Boetticher, starring Wendell Corey, Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming

Wendell Corey gives the most startling performance of his career
- All Movie Guide

Handed a narrative stuffed with cat-and-mouse violence, the filmmaker plays down dark hysteria in favor of grayish curtness, and the film is no less tense for that.- Fernando F. Croce, Slant


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:

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

2&3: Derek Jarman's Caravaggio & Wittgenstein
5: Jim Wynorski Triple Feature
6: Garbage Pail Kids Movie & Ghoulies II
8: Brian De Palma's Blow Out & Femme Fatale
11&12: Cries and Whispers & Interiors
16&17: Oldboy & Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
20&21: Point Blank & The Outfit
22&23: Bagdad Cafe & Gas, Food Lodging
27&28: Fidder on the Roof

Schedule subject to change

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