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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

The New Beverly Hosts Student Curators from UCLA

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter at UCLA invites all fans of classic cinema to the second event in their screening series, Something Old, Something New. This Friday and Saturday at the New Beverly Theatre in Hollywood you can catch a very unique double feature, complete with special guests and a prize raffle!

If you’ve ever wondered how more than one film could possibly use the premiss of face switching, wonder no more. Now you can see for the first time together on the big screen (and in real 35mm) the John Frankenheimer 1966 cult classic, Seconds and the John Woo multi-million dollar budgeted 1997 summer movie Face/Off one right after the other. In case you haven’t already figured it out by the titles, these are two very different approaches to the same plot. AMIA’s intention with this series is to showcase the wonderful qualities in both classic and contemporary films, and then sounds like a great way to do it.

Seconds stars Rock Hudson, Richard Anderson, and Murray Hamilton and has a soundtrack by Academy Award winner, Jerry Goldsmith (The Omen) and cinematography by two time Oscar winner, James Wong Howe (Hud, The Rose Tattoo). Face/Off features the talents of John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon, and Nick Cassavetes under the direction of legendary Chinese director, John Woo. Of course, guests are expected throughout the series, and will be announced just as soon as they are confirmed. At the moment, screenwriter/director Don Mancini (Chucky) is set to moderate a Q&A between the films with Face/Off screenwriters Mike Werb and Michael Colleary.

As always, admission to the New Beverly is an extremely good deal at just $8.00. It’s an even better deal for seniors and kids 12 and under ($6.00). Remember, the box office at the New Bev only accepts cash, but you can purchased advance tickets via Brown Paper Tickets.

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