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Edgar Wright's 'Wright Stuff III' New Bev Festival Kicks Off Next Week

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November 29, 2011
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Edgar Wright's Wright Stuff III

He's back! Fan-favorite, famed director Edgar Wright is returning to present a new week-long film festival at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. Wright is hosting The Wright Stuff III, a fest which kicks off December 9th with Frank Tashlin's The Girl Can’t Help It and Allan Arkush's Get Crazy. If you haven't been following his updates throughout the fall, Wright has been asking to collect a list of the best film he hasn't seen, so he can experience them all in the cinema together with everyone. His final selection includes 18 films over a week showing as double & triple bills at the New Beverly. Find his complete line-up below.

Here we go. "For my next programming stint, why not screen classic or cult movies that I have yet to see and always wanted to see on a big screen," he says. For the full rundown head to Wright's blog post here, where he has ticket links and more. So with the help of his friends like Quentin Tarantino, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, Judd Apatow and Joss Whedon and he arranged this slate. Here's the full Wright Stuff III line-up:

Friday, Dec. 9: ROCK & ROLL ALL NITE
7:30 pm / The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)
9:40 pm / Get Crazy (1983)
Midnight / Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Saturday, Dec. 10: STONE FACE VS LITTLE TRAMP VS UNCLE CLAUDE
7:00 pm / Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
8:40 pm / Modern Times (1936)
10:40 pm / The Bank Dick (1940)

Sunday, Dec. 11: FAR OUT & FAR EAST
7:00 pm / The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)
9:00 pm / Kwaidan (1964)

Monday, Dec. 12: THE NEW ROMANTICS
7:30 pm / The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
9:30 pm / Chungking Express (1996)

Tuesday, Dec. 13: RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND…
7:30 pm / White Heat (1949)
9:55 pm / Throne of Blood (1957)

Wednesday, Dec. 14: FAREWELL JOHN, HELLO SAM
7:30 pm / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
10:00 pm / Ride the High Country (1962)

Thursday, Dec. 15: HANGDOG & UNDERDOG
7:30 pm / To Be or Not to Be (1942)
9:40 pm / The Bad News Bears (1976)

Friday, Dec. 16: NOIR IS THE NEW BLACK
7:30 pm / Hickey & Boggs (1972)
9:50 pm / Cutter's Way (1981)
Midnight / The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)

If you're interested in getting tickets to any, visit Edgar's blog for links or go to their Brown Paper Tickets website. "So come if you love the movie. Come if you love the movie and want to see it on a big screen for the first time. Come if you haven’t seen the movie and want to pop your cherry with me. And most crucially, come and watch these movies on 35mm while you still can. It could be the last time." This looks like a very fun time and anyone who knows Wright knows he'll deliver some fantastic experiences. I love having the New Beverly in Los Angeles because they serve up incredibly unique, rare experiences like this that you just can't miss. I'll probably be there a few nights, if anyone else is going. For complete screening info, go here.

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  • peloquin
    Wow, I can't believe he's never seen Modern Times.  That's like the first film they show you in film school.  It would be pretty awesome to see it in a theater though as it still makes me chuckle.

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