Atlantic City (1980) & Local Hero (1983) (double feature)
Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19, 2012:
1980, Canada/France, 104 minutes, 35mm, Paramount Pictures
Directed by Louis Malle
Written by John Guare
Starring Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid,
Robert Joy, Hollis McLaren, Michel Piccoli, Al Waxman, Robert Goule
Wed & Thu: 7:30 pm
PLUS, on the same double feature:
1983, UK, 111 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros.
Written and directed by Bill Forsyth
Starring Peter Riegert, Burt Lancaster, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay; music by Mark Knopfler
Wed & Thu: 9:25 pm
LOCAL HERO has a 100% positive rating from top critic reviews (based on 31 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes
"What makes this material really work is the low-key approach of the writer-director, Bill Forsyth, who also made the charming Gregory's Girl and has the patience to let his characters gradually reveal themselves to the camera. He never hurries, and as a result, Local Hero never drags: Nothing is more absorbing than human personalities, developed with love and humor. Some of the payoffs in this film are sly and subtle, and others generate big laughs. Forsyth's big scenes are his little ones, including a heartfelt, whiskey-soaked talk between the American and the innkeeper, and a scene where the visitors walk on the beach and talk about the meaning of life. By the time Burt Lancaster reappears at the end of the film, to personally handle the negotiations with old Ben, Local Hero could hardly have anything but a happy ending."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Genuine fairy tales are rare; so is film-making that is thoroughly original in an unobtrusive way. Bill Forsyth's quirky disarming Local Hero is both."
- Janet Maslin, New York Times
"After making the grade internationally with the sleeper hit, Gregory's Girl, Scottish writer-director Bill Forsyth has broken the sophomore sesh jinx the only way he could, by making an even better film ... Given a larger canvas, director Forsyth has in no way attempted to overreach himself or the material, keeping things modest and intimate throughout, but displaying a very acute sense of comic insight."
- Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Bill Forsyth's finest work of all, this is a perfect film."
- Gary Panton, Movie Gazette
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!
The box office opens approx. 15 minutes before the first film and then re-opens shortly before the second film for those who wish to only see the second film.If you wish to only see the second film and purchased ticket(s) through Brown Paper Tickets, you will be able to claim your ticket(s) to the second film about 10 minutes before the second film starts.
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
1 block west of La Brea
Plentiful street parking on Formosa Ave. after 6 PM
Served by MTA lines 14 and 212
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036