This Week At The New Bev: Derrick Comedy & Ghost Busters, Frankenheimer, Leone, Peckinpah, Tarantino, Jarman & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our June schedule is available online:

Friday & Saturday, May 28 & 29

Special Derrick Comedy Guests In Person!

Mystery Team
2009, USA, 105 minutes
dir. Dan Eckman, starring Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza, Matt Walsh
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:20 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The Derrick Comedy group steps up to the plate with "Mystery Team," a pleasant, charming knockabout with a playfully imaginative sense of wit and a pleasingly assured visual style.
- Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

- plus on the same bill -

Ghost Busters
1984, USA, 105 minutes
dir. Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson
Fri: 9:45; Sat: 5:25 & 9:45, Watch The Trailer!

3 1/2 Stars - One of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production. Rarely has a movie this expensive provided so many quotable lines.
- Roger Ebert

Friday, May 28

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 29

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

99 and 44/100% Dead
1974, USA, 98 minutes - Not Available On DVD
directed by John Frankenheimer, written by Robert Dillon
starring Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman, Ann Turkel, David Hall, Chuck Connors
11:59pm, All Seats $7

This could very well be the most offbeat gangster movie ever made. Robert Dillon's script mixes comic-book violence, tough guy archetypes and a hefty dose of eccentric humor into a distinctly post-modern take on the genre. - All Movie Guide

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday, May 30, 31 & June 1

Duck, You Sucker
aka Giù la testa aka A Fistful of Dynamite
1971, Italy, 138 minutes
dir. Sergio Leone, starring Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti, Rik Battaglia, Franco Graziosi, Antoine Saint-John
Sun: 6:30 only; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The most wry of the political spaghettis, and wholly wonderful.
- Time Out Film Guide

Features one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores by Leone's composer, Ennio Morricone.- Elvis Mitchell, New York Times

- plus on the same bill -

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
1974, USA, 112 minutes
dir. Sam Peckinpah, starring Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández
Sun: 4:15 & 9:10; Mon/Tue: 10:10, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - The movie is some kind of bizarre masterpiece.
- Roger Ebert

Anyone seriously interested in this director's work will be rewarded with a very daring and personal film. - All Movie Guide

Wednesday & Thursday, June 2 & 3

Two by Derek Jarman

1986, UK, 93 minutes
dir. Derek Jarman, starring Noam Almaz, Dawn Archibald, Sean Bean, Jack Birkett, Robbie Coltrane

Jarman's finest movie, a compelling biography of the painter that remains thoroughly lucid while refusing to compromise Jarman's cinematic artfulness. - Guardian UK

Marrying a painterly aesthetic with a defiantly homosexual sensibility, this ironic biopic is probably the most accessible film of avant-garde British director Derek Jarman. - TV Guide

- plus on the same bill -

1993, UK / Japan, 75 minutes
dir. Derek Jarman, starring Clancy Chassay, Jill Balcon, Sally Dexter, Gina Marsh, Vanya Del Borgo

A bold and strikingly visual testament to the life and times of a tormented soul. - Gay Celluloid


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:

4: Stallone Triple Feature - Cobra / Tango & Cash / Cliffhanger
5: Jim Wynorski Triple Feature including Chopping Mall
6: Garbage Pail Kids Movie & Ghoulies II
7: Slumber Party Massacre & Sorority House Massacre
8: Brian De Palma's Blow Out & Femme Fatale
11&12: Cries and Whispers & Interiors
15: Grindhouse Film Fest - American Hippie In Israel & Hitchhikers
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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