This Week At The New Bev: Satoshi Kon, Barbara Stanwyck, Jacques Audiard, Stephen King & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full upcoming schedule is available online:

Thursday, September 16 - FINAL SHOW!

BRAND NEW 35mm print!

The Sound of Music
1965, USA, 174 minutes
directed by Robert Wise; starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood
Thurs: 8:00, Watch The Trailer!

Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director

The hills are alive with the sound of music / With songs they have sung for a thousand years. / The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. / My heart wants to sing every song it hears.

Friday & Saturday, September 17 & 18

Sorry, Wrong Number
1948, USA, 89 minutes
directed by Anatole Litvak; written by Lucille Fletcher from her radio play; starring Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey, Ed Begley, William Conrad
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:55 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Number derives sleek hysteria from its audaciously constraining narrative strategy. - Ed Park, Village Voice

Stanwyck's metamorphosis from indolence to hysteria is brilliantly executed. - Time Out Film Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Witness to Murder
1954, USA, 83 minutes - Not available on DVD!
directed by Roy Rowland; starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White, Harry Shannon
Fri: 9:20; Sat: 5:45 & 9:20

Elevated by the bravura performance of the always dependable Barbara Stanwyck, as well as solid work from George Sanders... Director Roy Rowland also gets a big boost from John Alton's moody cinematography, a feast of shadows and key lights that never misses an opportunity to throw slashes of darkness across the screen. - All Movie Guide

Friday, September 17

Pulp Fiction
1994, USA, 154 minutes
written & directed by Quentin Tarantino
starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman
11:59pm (Midnight), All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Like "Citizen Kane," Pulp Fiction is constructed in such a nonlinear way that you could see it a dozen times and not be able to remember what comes next. - Roger Ebert

The first masterwork of the post-modern pop culture generation gets better with every viewing, and like good rock n' roll, needs to be played loud! - Brad Laidman, Film Threat

Saturday, September 18

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Maximum Overdrive
1986, USA, 97 minutes
written & directed by Stephen King, starring Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith, John Short, Ellen McElduff
11:59pm (Midnight), All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Mr. King has an eye for the hints of violence in ordinary objects, from electric knives to lawn mowers to a Mack truck with a menacing canine above its grille. - Jon Pareles, New York Times

Possibly no contemporary author has ever been as abused by the movies as Stephen King has, though this time he has no one to blame but himself. - TV Guide

Sunday & Monday, September 19 & 20

Tribute to Satoshi Kon

Millenium Actress

2001, Japan / South Korea, 87 minutes
directed by Satoshi Kon, written by Satoshi Kon & Sadayuki Murai
Sun: 3:50 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Best Animated Film Award Winner Fant-Asia Film Festival

To watch Millennium Actress is to witness one cinematic medium celebrating another, an expression of movie love that is wonderfully eccentric and deeply affecting. - A.O. Scott, New York Times

Satoshi innovates not by pushing off into more extreme realms of adolescent fantasy, but by using all the resources of animation to tell complex dramatic stories, resources that in his hands seem almost limitless. - David Chute, LA Weekly

- plus on the same bill -

2006, Japan, 90 minutes
directed by Satoshi Kon
written by Satoshi Kon, Yasutaka Tsutsui & Seishi Minakami
Sun: 5:40 & 9:20; Mon: 9:20, Watch The Trailer!

This is without question a unique and superior achievement.
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

As a showcase of the limitless power of the imagination, Paprika never fails to delight the eye and engage the mind.
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Tuesday, September 21

We're excited to announce that the brand new I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: UNRATED will be playing at the New Beverly Cinema at 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 21st, in a special advance preview screening being presented by Anchor Bay Films and the Grindhouse Film Festival. Not only will the new remake be playing, but as a special bonus the legendary original 1978 film will also be screening. Even better, the new film will be introduced by director Steven R. Monroe and the original will be introduced by writer/director Meir Zarchi! We haven't seen the new film yet, but all reports from prior festival screenings indicate that it is even more brutal than the original, with the revenge killings pushing the limits of what can be shown on screen. Please note that as a result of the intense and disturbing nature of these films, no one under the age of 17 will be admitted to the screening. Be prepared for a night that will burn itself into your memory and be impossible to forget!

Admission to the event is by invite only, but we've been provided with a batch of tickets to give away to our audience. To win one of the pairs of tickets to the advance screening on Tuesday, just send an email with the subject 'SPIT' by 9:00pm on Thursday, September 16th, to:

Random winners will be picked and notified via email. Please include your full name in the body of the email, as we will be adding the winners' names (+1) to the guest list for the screening on Tuesday.

Please note that the new film will be a 35mm presentation, while the original film will be screened from a restored digital master

Wednesday & Thursday, September 22 & 23

Two By Jacques Audiard

A Prophet
2009, France / Italy, 155 minutes
directed by Jacques Audiard, starring Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Winner of 9 César Awards including Best Film, Best Director & Best Actor.  Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

4 Stars - Roger Ebert

An answered prayer for those who believe that revitalizing classic forms with contemporary attitudes makes for the most compelling kind of cinema. - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

- plus on the same bill -

Read My Lips
2001, France, 115 minutes
directed by Jacques Audiard, starring Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Devos, Olivier Gourmet, Olivier Perrier, Olivia Bonamy

Nominated for 9 César Awards including Best Film & Best Director

The powerful success of Read My Lips with such provocative material shows why, after only three films, director/co-writer Jacques Audiard, though little known in this country, belongs in the very top rank of French filmmakers.
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Audiard has created one of those rare, commercially released movies that trades in actual, honest-to-god surprise.
- Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star


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: A Mary Lynn Rajskub double bill in celebration of her acclaimed show "Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs" currently at The Steve Allen Theater
29 & 30: Best Worst Movie & Troll 2

1: Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
1 & 2: Classic Screwball Comedies Twentieth Century & Midnight
3 & 4: Cloak & Dagger w/ WarGames
5: Grindhouse Film Fest - Angel & Vice Squad
9: Third Annual All Night Horror Marathon!
13 & 14: Diary of a Mad House Wife & A Woman Under the Influence
15 & 16: Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby & Chinatown
17 & 18: A TRIPLE bill of classic W.C. Fields & Marx Bros. comedies!
20 & 21: Orphan & Seed of Chucky
22 & 23: The Third Man & Brighton Rock
24 & 25: Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard in The Cat and the Canary & The Ghost Breakers
26 & 27: The Curse of the Werewolf & Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
29 & 30: Trick 'r Treat (2008) & Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Oct 31 & Nov 1: The Wolf Man (1941) & The Invisible Man (1933)

Schedule subject to change

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