This Week At The New Beverly: Vacation Triple Feature, Joon-ho Bong, Alejandro Jodorowski & Dennis Hopper in Giant!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full July schedule is now available online:

Thursday July 1

A Richard Fleischer double bill

See No Evil
aka Blind Terror
1971, UK, 89 minutes
dir. Richard Fleischer, starring Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson, Brian Rawlinson, Norman Eshley

Very suspenseful, with a terrific performance from Farrow and atmospheric direction by veteran helmsman Richard Fleischer.
- TV Guide Movie Guide

Director Richard Fleischer gets plenty of opportunities to show off his directorial skills during the many setpieces and he's definitely up to the task. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Don Is Dead
1973, USA, 115 minutes
dir. Richard Fleischer, starring Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, Angel Tompkins
9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Quinn is surprisingly subdued and effective as the big boss, Forrest turns in a nice performance as a young member of the family wanting out, and Fleischer handles the material in pleasantly forthright fashion. - Time Out Film Guide

Friday & Saturday, July 2 & 3

Triple Feature! All Tickets $10
One Ticket Admits You To All Three Films!

1983, USA, 98 minutes
directed by Harold Ramis, written by John Hughes
starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Anthony Michael Hall, Dana Barron, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The result is a confident humor and throwaway style that helps sustain the laughs - of which there are quite a few.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times

-plus on the same bill -

European Vacation
1985, USA, 95 minutes
directed by Amy Heckerling, written by John Hughes & Robert Klane
starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Jason Lively, Dana Hill
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

Christmas Vacation
1989, USA, 97 minutes
directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, written by John Hughes
starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Johnny Galecki, Juliette Lewis, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, Randy Quaid
11:30, Watch The Trailer!

Sunday & Monday, July 4 & 5

Dennis Hopper tribute

1956, USA, 201 minutes
dir. George Stevens, starring James Dean, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Carroll Baker, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Jane Withers
Sun: 6:30 only; Mon: 7:30 only, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award winner for Best Director plus nominated for 9 other Oscars including Best Picture

Still an emotionally powerful and visually striking film.
- All Movie Guide

An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it's in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart. - Variety

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 6 & 7

Two by Joon-ho Bong

2009, South Korea, 128 minutes
dir. Joon-ho Bong, starring Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Ku Jin, Yoon Jae-Moon, Mun-hee Na
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The film is labyrinthine and deceptive, and not in a way we anticipate. It becomes a pleasure for the mind. Long after a conventional thriller would have its destination in plain sight, "Mother" is still penetrating our assumptions. - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Memories of Murder

2003, South Korea, 132 minutes
dir. Joon-ho Bong, starring Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

It's an altogether remarkable piece of work, deepening the genre while whipping its skin off, satirizing an entire nation's nearsighted apathy as it wonders, almost aloud, about the nature of truth, evidence, and social belonging. - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 8, 9 & 10

An Alejandro Jodorowski double bill

El topo
1970, Mexico, 125 minutes
written, starring & directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Thu/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
Thu/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,


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:

10: Michael Mann's Manhunter
13: Grindhouse Fest - Gone with the Pope & Massacre Mafia Style
14 & 15: Disney's Waking Sleeping Beauty & Frank and Ollie
17: Bring It On - 10th anniversary midnight screening
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

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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