Special Event

Over the Edge

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Pure Cinema Podcast Taping

Over the Edge

While our allotment of advance tickets has sold out online, some additional tickets will be available to purchase at the door on a first come, first served basis on the night of the show. Box office & doors open roughly one hour before the film. For shows that have sold out online, in-person ticket purchases are limited to 2 tickets per person.

They were old enough to know better but too young to care. Over the Edge is a teen rebellion ripper, a must-see coming-of-age masterpiece that rages with pure passion and inevitable doom, perfectly capturing the youthful mix of alienation, anarchy and boredom of the teenage wasteland generation And it feels totally fucking authentic: featuring real kids (including a 14 year old Matt Dillon) giving naturalistic performances, documentary-like cinematography (by future Under Siege director Andrew Davis!) revealing the scorched suburban experience, a true-to-life Charles S. Haas (Gremlins 2) / Tim Hunter (River’s Edge) script and a rockin’ soundtrack that absolutely nails the era. Kurt Cobain once said the “movie pretty much defined my whole personality” and we couldn’t agree more. This is one of the great ones and a film nearly impossible to see in 35mm.

Director
Jonathan Kaplan
Writer
Charlie Haas & Tim Hunter
Starring
Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon, Pamela Ludwig, Vincent Spano, Tom Fergus, Harry Northup
Year
1979
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
95 minutes

Pure Cinema Podcast Taping

The Pure Cinema Podcast, the official podcast of the New Beverly Cinema, will join us on stage following the film for a lively conversation being recorded for an upcoming episode, using the movie as a springboard to discuss a variety of cinematic topics and titles.

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