This Week At The New Bev: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dennis Hopper, Duke Mitchell, Disney Documentaries & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full July schedule is now available online:

Friday & Saturday, July 9 & 10

An Alejandro Jodorowsky double bill

El Topo
1970, Mexico, 125 minutes
written, starring & directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 2:35 & 7:15, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - Roger Ebert

Violent, visionary, vital. - David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

- plus on the same bill -

The Holy Mountain
1973, Mexico / USA, 114 minutes
written & directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
starring Horacio Salinas, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara, Adriana Page
Fri: 9:55; Sat: 5:00 & 9:40, Watch The Trailer!

Not even Buñuel with a brainful of Woodstock's bad brown acid could have made something this gloriously screwy.
- David Fear, Time Out New York

This is an extraordinary visual concoction, loaded with stunning primary colors, anti-religious caricatures drawn from Diego Rivera and a succession of dreamlike, grotesque vistas worthy of Dalí at his most deranged. - Andrew O'Hehir,

Saturday, July 10

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

1986, USA, 119 minutes
written & directed by Michael Mann based on the novel by Thomas Harris, starring William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Tom Noonan
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

The best Hannibal Lecter movie and one of the greatest suspense movies ever made - Allen Barra,

Mann takes all the instincts he learned as a Miami Vice producer and trims them of their excesses, and the result is an unsettling thriller whose detached style perfectly complements its psychological intensity. - Keith Phipps, The Onion (A.V. Club)

Sunday & Monday, July 11 & 12

Dennis Hopper tribute

River's Edge director Tim Hunter will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to host a Q&A following the 7:30 screening of his film both Sunday & Monday nights.

River's Edge actor Daniel Roebuck will appear IN PERSON Sunday, schedule permitting, for the post-film Q&A.

River's Edge
1986, USA, 99 minutes
dir. Tim Hunter, starring Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, Dennis Hopper
Sun: 3:35 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The R Rated Trailer!

One of the most haunting films of the 1980s, River's Edge looks at a suburban, postpunk generation which has no causes, no morals, no feelings, and, worst of all, no future.- TV Guide Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Rumble Fish
1983, USA, 94 minutes
directed by Francis Ford Coppola
written by S.E. Hinton & Francis Ford Coppola
starring Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper
Sun: 5:35 & 9:30; Mon: 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Offbeat, daring, and utterly original. Who but Coppola could make this film? - Roger Ebert

Beguiling as an exercise in hallucinatory style.
- Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

Tuesday, July 13

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival : Two By Duke Mitchell

Admission: $8

Gone With The Pope
1975/2010, USA, 83 minutes - Not Available On DVD
written & directed by Duke Mitchell
starring Duke Mitchell, Peter Milo, Jim LoBianco, Lorenzo Dardado
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

It's gloriously, hilariously offensive - Karina Longworth, Village Voice

- plus on the same bill -

Massacre Mafia Style
aka The Executioner
1978, USA, 79 minutes
written & directed by Duke Mitchell
starring Duke Mitchell, Vic Caesar, Lorenzo Dodo, Louis Zito, Cara Salerno, Fred Otash, John Strong and Jimmy Williams
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

One of the most pure exploitation films I have ever seen.

Wednesday & Thursday, July 14 & 15

A Disney documentary double bill!

Waking Sleeping Beauty
2009, USA, 86 minutes
directed by Don Hahn
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

One of the best comeback stories in show business history.
- John Horn, Los Angeles Times

The joy of cartoons meets the agony of office politics in this fascinating, inside- Hollywood documentary about how Disney, against all odds, revived the art of feature-length drawn animation.
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

- plus on the same bill -

Frank and Ollie
1995, USA, 89 minutes
directed by Theodore Thomas

Delivers moments of honest-to-goodness Disney-sanctioned magic. - Stephen Thompson, A.V. Club

An unabashed labor of love... and a revealing look at friendship and creativity - Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle


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:

16&17: The Uninvited ('44) & The Haunting ('63)
17: Bring It On - 10th anniversary midnight screening
18-20: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat & Swing Time
21 & 22: Lynn Redgrave in Georgy Girl & The National Health
23 & 24: Sturges' Christmas in July & Hail the Conquering Hero
24: Dennis Hopper in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
25&26, 28&29: Lost Skeleton Returns Again & Dark & Stormy Night
30 & 31: Polanski's The Ghost Writer & Knife In The Water
31: Modern Girls w/ Special Guests In Person

1-3: Fellini Satyricon & Fellini's Roma
8 & 9: Walt & El Grupo & The Three Caballeros
15 & 16: Mean Streets & Goodfellas

Schedule subject to change

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