Edgar Wright has done two seasons of programming at the New Beverly theater in Los Angeles, and both times he showed his favorite movies. This time around he's doing something a little different - he's showing movies he's never seen. He's embracing the idea that we all have gaps in our film knowledge to fill, and he's letting the fans fill them with him.
I won't be making it this year - I'm out of town the entire run! - but if you're in LA he has scheduled some exciting films, and he has some truly fantastic guests lined up. Here are the films, and the announced guests. Click here to buy tickets!
Friday, Dec. 9: ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE
7:30 pm / The Girl Can’t Help It
1956, USA, 99 minutes, 35mm, Criterion Pictures USA/20th Century Fox
Directed by Frank Tashlin
9:40 pm / Get Crazy
1983, USA, 92 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by Allan Arkush
Midnight / Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2010, USA/UK/Canada, 112 minutes, 35mm, Universal Pictures
Directed by Edgar Wright
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright & Allan Arkush (Schedule permitting)
Saturday, Dec. 10: STONE FACE VS LITTLE TRAMP VS UNCLE CLAUDE
7:00 pm / Steamboat Bill, Jr.
1928, USA, 70 minutes, 35mm, Kino International
Directed by Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton (uncredited)
8:40 pm / Modern Times
1936, USA, 87 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Written and directed by Charles Chaplin
10:40 pm / The Bank Dick
1940, USA, 72 minutes, 35mm, Universal Pictures
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Evening screening hosted by Edgar Wright with Greg Mottola & Bob Wiede.
Sunday, Dec. 11: FAR OUT & FAR EAST
7:00 pm / The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
1953, USA, 92 minutes, 35mm, Sony Pictures Repertory
Directed by Roy Rowland
9:00 pm / Kwaidan
1964, Japan, 161 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Masaki Koybayashi
Evening screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt & John Landis.
Monday, Dec. 12: The New Romantics
7:30 pm / The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
1964, France/West Germany, 91 minutes, 35mm, Zeitgeist Films
Written and Directed by Jacques Demy
9:30 pm / Chungking Express
1996, Hong Kong, 102 minutes, 35mm, Swank/Miramax Films
Written and directed by Wong Kar-Wai
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright & TBA.
Tuesday, Dec. 13: RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND…
7:30 pm / White Heat
1949, USA, 114 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros.
Directed by Raoul Walsh
9:55 pm / Throne of Blood
1957, Japan, 110 minutes, 35mm, Janus Films
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright & Rian Johnson.
Wednesday, Dec. 14: FAREWELL JOHN, HELLO SAM
7:30 pm / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1962, USA, 123 minutes, 35mm, Paramount Pictures
Directed by John Ford
10:00 pm / Ride the High Country
1962, USA, 94 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros. (of an MGM release)
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Peter Bogdanovich & Joe Carnahan.
Thursday, Dec. 15: HANGDOG & UNDERDOG
7:30 pm / To Be or Not to Be
1942, USA, 99 minutes, 35mm
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
9:40 pm / The Bad News Bears
1976, USA, 102 minutes, 35mm, Paramount Pictures
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Leonard Maltin, Larry Karaszewski & Doug Benson.
Friday, Dec. 16: NOIR IS THE NEW BLACK
7:30 pm / Hickey & Boggs
1972, USA, 111 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by Robert Culp
9:50 pm / Cutter’s Way
1981, USA, 105 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by Ivan Passer
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright, Elvis Mitchell & Josh Olson.
Midnite / The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
1984, USA, 103 minutes, 35mm, MGM Repertory
Directed by W. D. Richter
Screening hosted by Edgar Wright & Kevin Smith.