Quentin Tarantino’s 35mm movie haven, now 37 this year, ditched digital last Fall when he took over programming. Despite skepticism of this celluloid model, Tarantino’s $8 35mm double features work with LA audiences. (Last month, I attended a near-packed screening of Atom Egoyan’s “Exotica.” Who knew?)
New Beverly’s June program looks delicious to any LA movie maven. From Hitchcock to Godard, Bogdanovich to Billy Wilder, there’s a lot to love here. Diehard “Kill Bill” fans can catch “Vol. 2” every Friday in June at midnight. It’s hard to believe that film is already over 10 years old.
Jean Becker’s rare ménage à deux “Backfire,” starring the ultimate cinema dream team of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, is a must-see for Nouvelle Vague completists. Preminger’s “Anatomy of a Murder” looks dynamite on 35mm, and here will be seen back-to-back with Wilder’s own criminal justice drama, “Witness for the Prosecution.”
And of course, as you’ll see in the calendar, there are plenty of Westerns handpicked by the “Hateful Eight” director from his own collection.