Friday, November 30, 2007

Wrightfest at the New Bev!!!!!!

Heads up! Beginning this weekend, and running through most of December, Edgar Wright (writer/director of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) will be hosting a series of his favorite films at The New Beverly Cinema. His tastes run surprisingly close to mine--in fact, very close to my and Bobbie's collective tastes, as he's showing both my favorite film (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls), Bobbie's favorite film (Flash Gordon) a big mutual favorite of ours, An American Werewolf in London, and several other favorites. And the double features he's programmed all look perfect (Evil Dead 2 with Raising Arizona! I'd never have thought of that, but those go together perfectly!). Here's the schedule, along with the scheduled guests for each night (courtesy of CHUD):

Dec 2nd - Bugsy Malone, Phantom Of The Paradise. Edgar & Paul Williams. Secret 3rd film at midnight. Vintage trailers.

Dec 5th - Flash Gordon, Danger Diabolik. Edgar, Timothy Dalton, Joe Dante, hopefully John Phillip Law. Vintage trailers.

Dec 7th - Last Boy Scout. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Edgar & Shane Black. Vintage trailers.

Dec 10th - An American Werewolf In London. Edgar & John Landis. Tremors. (Give us Bacon & Ward!) Vintage trailers.

Dec 12th - Top Secret. Bananas. Just Edgar at the moment (David Zucker has had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances). Hopefully something else equally special. Vintage trailers.

Dec 14th - Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (TBC). Head. Edgar & Mickey Dolenz! Vintage trailers.

Dec 16th - Raising Arizona. Evil Dead 2. Edgar & hopefully some surprises. Secret third free midnight feature. Vintage trailers.

Damn, I can see we're going to miss the Flash Gordon/Diabolik night with the special guests. Maybe we can catch it the next night.

EDIT: Ooh, great stuff happening at the newly revamped Silent Movie Theater, too. Especially this series of hip hop dj docs (a second chance to catch Brasilintime!)


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