Jason Reitman Programs a Week of Films at the New Beverly
by Alex Billington
February 17, 2010
This is mainly for those who live in the Los Angeles area, otherwise it'll be hard to attend. Oscar nominated director Jason Reitman is programming a week of films (six in total) at the New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood. Other filmmakers like Edgar Wright, Eli Roth, and Rian Johnson have all programmed line-ups at the New Beverly and Reitman's selections look great. I just received an email earlier today reminding me that "this will be a great opportunity to see these films projected in 35mm on the big screen. These are six films that have inspired me to no end. If you haven't see one or more, I highly recommend you join me."
Friday, Feb 19th:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) & Election (1999)
Sunday, Feb 21st:
Shampoo (1975) & Boogie Nights (1997)
Wednesday, Feb 24th:
Breaking Away (1979) & Bottle Rocket (1996)
I wish this would last a lot longer than just three nights, but that's all we're going to get for this series. The New Beverly Cinema is located on Beverly Blvd near the corner of La Brea in Los Angeles, CA. The first film usually starts at 7:30PM (Shampoo starts at 6:35PM) with the double feature immediately following the first film and a short break. It only costs $7 to get in to see both films. You can find more information, location details, and a complete calendar at the official New Beverly website: newbevcinema.com. Hope to see a few of you there, I'm planning on hitting up all three of these nights (I think). "Hope to see you at the movies!"
I wish they had a venue like this in NYC!
birddog on Feb 17, 2010
Pfft, he's a waste of space.
d1rEct on Feb 17, 2010
@birddog....c'mon man, as a fellow NYer, there are tons of incredible theatres boasting stuff like this, maybe just not so big-name driven. For instance, IFC is having a Bigelow VS Cameron week (Point Break & Aliens & Abyss on the big screen!) while tons of theatres boast amazing features that arent mainstream. Theatre gold is everywhere and I like it when FS shares stuff like this....although could maybe use a NYC correspondent (hint hint).....
Voice of Reason on Feb 17, 2010
Awesome to see Bottle Rocket on there. Such a great first film from Wes Anderson.
Brandon on Feb 17, 2010
Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Breaking Away - Quality films! Boogie Nights & Election - Good movies Bottle Rocket - This film is alright, not great by any means. Shampoo - HAHAHAHAHHA What the hell is this !!I saw this and it is awful!
beetle on Feb 17, 2010
@beetle, Are you kidding? Shampoo is one of Ashby's best, behind The Last Detail and Being There, both masterpieces. Actually, come to think of it... **POTENTIAL SPOILER** ... Up in the Air's ending reminded me of Shampoo's ending. Except Ashby's was a bit more raw whereas Reitman's was more sincere.
Shane on Feb 17, 2010
WOW!!!!! Boogie Nights!!!!!!!!!!!! Im there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hans L. on Feb 17, 2010
@shane/#6 HAHAHHAHA, even UP IN THE AIR is crap. the characters were completely flat. They didnt bother going into the characters that were getting sacked. and george clooney's acting, please, his done this kind of acting before, and he thinks he can pull off oscar material for it, please! This isnt michael clayton again is it lol!. I have to admit the first half or so of the film was not bad (not great, but not bad) and then they ruined it by putting in this sincere CRAP. Seriously enough with the moral pretentious garbage. It is obvious the writer/director is being ostentatious. A guy who fires people around the US for a living. Hahahahaha, not even a realistic job. Oscars love pretentious films, so no surprise its being nominated.
beetle on Feb 17, 2010
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