Slums of Beverly Hills

Slums of Beverly Hills

April 8, 2024
Never judge a girl by her address.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Extra Credit

Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, this cult classic illustrates what it means to grow up poor in the 90210 zip code. Set in 1976, fourteen year-old Vivian Abramowitz (Natasha Lyonne) lives in the outskirts of Beverly Hills with her single, divorced father Murray (Alan Arkin) and her two younger brothers. Dedicated to ensuring his kids have a stellar education even if they struggle to keep the bills paid, Murray frequently moves the family to ensure they remain in the 90210. When Murray’s brother offers stable housing in exchange for sheltering his daughter Rita (Marisa Tomei), a rehab escapee, Vivian’s life is turned topsy-turvy by her cousin’s free, sexually liberated sense of self.

Slums of Beverly Hills will be showing on 35mm.

Presented By

Director(s): Tamara Jenkins
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, David Krumholtz, Jessica Walter
Year Released: 1998
Runtime: 91 minutes
Country: United States
Language(s): English
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)