Starting January 15, 2009, Stuart Gordon will launch his programming series at Los Angeles' New Beverly Cinemas. The revival house, which is owned by no less than Quentin Tarantino himself, successfully launched several director and actor-driven programs over the last several years, including series by Eli Roth, Edgar Wright, Patton Oswalt, Diablo Cody, and Tarantino himself, and cult director Gordon joins their ranks with an odd and irresistible collection of films. Additionally, Gordon's festival will be followed by one programmed by Up in the Air and Juno director Jason Reitman.
Gordon fans looking for autographs or public appearances should know that the programming filmmaker, not to mention special guests, often attend these screenings to offer insights about each film or production. Also, the New Beverly also recently implemented online ticketing through their website at www.newbevcinema.com, so you can purchase seats in advance and pick them up at the box office. Most amazingly, tickets for all double features are only $7, and their concession stand is a marvel of affordability.
Gordon, of course, is the writer-director of Re-Animator, easily one of the greatest horror-comedies ever made, so bring your zombie cats and disembodied heads and come on out!
The Schedule: strong>
Nightmare Alley (1947) dir. Edmund Goulding & The Swimmer (1968) dirs. Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack (uncredited)
January 15 At Midnight
Irreversible (2002) dir. Gaspar Noe
True Grit (1969) dir. Henry Hathaway & A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2000) dir. Steven Spielberg
Amadeus: The Director's Cut (1984) dir. Milos Forman
Check out the New Beverly Cinema's website for additional screening and schedule information, as well as a listing of all of the films that are coming up. (On Saturday night, January 16, at midnight, the theater will be showing Steven Seagal's Marked For Death, and on Tuesday, January 19, they'll be screening one of the great-horrible knockoff zombie classics City of the Walking Dead (a/k/a Hell of the Living Dead) along with Night of the Zombies as part of their ongoing Grindhouse Festival programming.)