The Set-Up (1949) & Fat City (1972)
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 5-6, 2011:
DEEPER IN THE DARKNESS WITH PATTON OSWALT
The renowned comedian and actor returns to the New Beverly Cinema for his second series as guest programmer!
"Boxing is Grim and Sweaty" double feature:
1949, USA, 73 minutes, 35mm, Warner Bros.
Directed by Robert Wise
Starring Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter,
George Tobias, Alan Baxter, Wallace Ford
Wed & Thu: 7:30 pm
PLUS, on the same double feature:
1972, USA, 100 minutes, 35mm, Sony Pictures Repertory
Directed by John Huston
Starring Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges,
Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark
Wed & Thu: 9:15 pm
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!
From Patton Oswalt:
"...[O]n Wednesday and Thursday, the 5th and 6th, I'm going to show two of the greatest boxing movies ever made. The Set-Up, with Robert Ryan, features one of the harshest moments of violence I've ever seen in a movie. Nothing graphic, but it seriously messed me up when I saw it last year. You'll know it when you see it. And the whole story unspools in delirious, hallucinatory real time. Frank Miller must've seen this movie a few times, I bet.
"And then, of course, John Huston's sweaty, smoky, doom-y and beautiful Fat City. Stacy Keach never looked so grizzled. Jeff Bridges never looked so fresh. Fresno never looked so horrible. Bring some cheap port wine and a hamburger. I'll be cackling in the back.
"I really hope you guys come out. I love these movies. I love seeing my favorite movieswith people who are seeing them for the first time, or just experiencing them again. If your life sucks, go to the movies."
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036