Thompson on Hollywood

New Beverly Cinema's March schedule is programmed by the owner and birthday boy himself, Quentin Tarantino (he turns 48 on March 27). Take a look at a selection of what's he's chosen to screen this month, listed below. The complete schedule, which includes Paul Mazursky and Grindhouse Nights, Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair and much more is here. Many screenings are already sold out, so if you'd like to celebrate March Tarantino-style, act fast.


For his birthday month, Quentin Tarantino programs the whole March 2011 calendar!

March 11, 12

White Lightning
Fri/Sat: 7:30pm
1973, USA, 101 minutes: Directed by Joseph Sargent; starring Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins, Matt Clark, Louise Latham, Diane Ladd.

The Last American Hero
Fri/Sat: 9:35
1973, USA, 95 minutes: Directed by Lamont Johnson; starring Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey, Ed Lauter, William Smith.

Fri/Sat: 11:59pm (Midnight)
1974, Australia, 99 minutes: All Tickets $7. Screening from a beautiful, new 35mm print flown in from Australia for these two shows only! Directed by Sandy Harbutt; written by Sandy Harbutt & Michael Robinson; starring Ken Shorter, Sandy Harbutt, Deryck Barnes, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, Vincent Gil, Dewey Hungerford.

March 13, 14 - Paul Mazursky Night

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Sun: 3:20 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30
1969, USA, 105 minutes: Directed by Paul Mazursky; written by Paul Mazursky & Larry Tucker; starring Robert Culp, Natalie Wood, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon.

Blume In Love
Sun: 5:20 & 9:35; Mon: 9:35
1973, USA, 115 minutes: Legendary filmmaker Paul Mazursky will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to introduce the 9:35 screening on Monday! Written & directed by Paul Mazursky; starring George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason, Shelley Winters, Donald F. Muhich, Paul Mazursky.

March 15 - Grindhouse Night

Tues: 7:30
2007, USA, 191 minutes: This show is now SOLD OUT! Any tickets that become available will be sold first come, first served to a standby line the night of the event. Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino; starring Rose McGowan, Kurt Russell, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Zoe Bell & MORE!

Tues: 11:00
2010, USA, 105 minutes: Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Ethan Maniquis; starring Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan.

March 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair
Sun: 2:00 & 7:00; Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 8:00: The unrated combined version which has never been seen theatrically in the U.S. The same print that screened at Cannes! Tickets are now SOLD OUT! Any tickets that become available will be sold first come, first served to a standby line the night of each event. Written & directed by Quentin Tarantino; starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Julie Dreyfus, Sonny Chiba, Gordon Liu, Michael Parks, Bo Svenson.