Free Advance Screening of Suspiria

Free Advance Screening!

SUSPIRIA, 2018, Amazon Studios, 152 min. Dir. Luca Guadagnino.

Oscar nominee Luca Guadagnino (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) directs an unsettling and original take on the 1977 cult horror classic SUSPIRIA. In this riveting psychological thriller, American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin hoping to join the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Company. In her very first rehearsal, Susie stuns the company’s famed choreographer, Madame Blanc, with her talent, vaulting to the position of lead dancer. Olga, the previous lead, breaks down and accuses the “Mothers” who run the company of being witches. But before she can flee, she is captured and tortured by a mysterious force somehow connected to Susie’s dancing. Despite these early warning signs, Susie continues her rise to the top of the dance academy at all costs. As rehearsals continue for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, “Volk,” Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the dance company goes beyond dancing.

Meanwhile, psychotherapist Dr. Klemperer discovers a disturbing diary from his patient, a former Markos dancer named Patricia, outlining an ancient demonic religion practiced by the Mothers. After Patricia mysteriously disappears, the doctor tries to alert the police but gets nowhere. Taking matters into his own hands, he approaches a dancer named Sara for help. Following their meeting, Sara ventures into the depths of the dance studio’s hidden chambers, where strange and horrific discoveries await.

SUSPIRIA features a powerful female cast, including Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, DOCTOR STRANGE), Dakota Johnson (the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY franchise), Chloë Grace Moretz (IF I STAY, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST) and Mia Goth (A CURE FOR WELLNESS), and haunting music composed by Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke.

In German, English and French with English subtitles.

 

When: October 22, 2018

Where: Cinerama Dome – Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

RSVP Required: 1st come, 1st served, RSVP does not guarantee entry.

7:00 PM – Sold Out    10:45 PM

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

Complimenting 13-film Cronenberg retrospective, Beyond Fest completes its biggest line up with 24 West Coast Premieres including HALLOWEEN, BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE, CLIMAX, DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE, WIDOWS, LORDS OF CHAOS, world premieres of BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME 2 and MONSTER PARTY, and an encore preview of SUSPIRIA.

Los Angeles, CA – Friday, September 14, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its complete slate of 2018 programming featuring 46 features and 24 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Hulu and Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 14 days of cinematic splendor spanning Wednesday, September 26th – Tuesday, October 9th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate celebrating cinema from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with Gaspar Noe’s dizzying acid-nightmare CLIMAX, with star Sofia Boutella in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon S. Craig Zahler, Vince Vaughn and their uber-rugged crime-opus DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their West Coast debuts in the Hulu Theatre include BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE with writer/director Drew Goddard in person, LORDS OF CHAOS presented unrated and uncut by director Jonas Åckerlund, AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN with stars Aubrey Plaza and Craig Robinson joining director Jim Hosking in person, Steve McQueen’s electrifying, female-led thriller, WIDOWS, master director Zhang Yimou’s jaw-dropping return to martial arts/wuxia, SHADOW and the triumphant return of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero for the world premiere of BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME 2. The Hulu Theatre will also debut a series of festive shorts created specifically by Hulu for their annual Huluween celebration.

Two of fall’s biggest genre heavyweights, HALLOWEEN and SUSPIRIA, receive very special screenings both in and out of this year’s festival. David Gordon Green’s electrifying HALLOWEEN headlines ‘Halloween Day:’ a triple-bill celebration of The Shape that also features John Carpenter’s mythic original and BLACK CHRISTMAS – personally selected by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride as a key inspiration behind their new nightmare. Halloween Day festivities also include a HALLOWEEN flash tattoo parlor, Mondo/Death Waltz pop-up featuring exclusive products, and a live, in-theater recording of the Shock Waves podcast featuring the original Shape, Nick Castle. Luca Guadagnino’s brilliantly provocative take on Dario Argento’s seminal SUSPIRIA conjures witches out of festival via two sneak screenings on October 22nd. Courtesy of Amazon Studios, SUSPIRIA will screen twice for free at the world famous Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

“We’re honored we get to champion the best filmakers in the world with the best film fans in the world,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “To pair something as instantly-iconic as HALLOWEEN with a discovery like Emma Tammi’s chilling THE WIND is a dream come true.”

The most beloved cult classics are celebrated with abundance via a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Director Slava Tsukerman brings the all-new 4K restoration of his timeless Nu-York odessey, LIQUID SKY, hometown superhero Don Coscarelli launches his new book, True Indie, with a free screening of his mumified masterpiece, BUBBA HO TEP, and martial arts legend Sonny Chiba joins in person with the immortal DOBERMAN COP. Horror icon/aficionado/director/writer Eli Roth presents part 1 of the “Slashers” episode from his upcoming AMC series, “AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror,” along with the West Coast premiere of the painstakingly restored MANIAC in dazzlingly grimy 4K. Joining Roth for a discussion of all things horror will be MANIAC director William Lustig. Two genre classics are revisted via double bills featuring all-new documentaires as Andre Gower rallies THE MONSTER SQUAD cast and crew to suit up for a special screening paired with WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS doc, and Sam Jones and Melody Anderson reunite once more for a 35mm screening of FLASH GORDON and LIFE AFTER FLASH. Anime masterpiece AKIRA and Robin Hardy’s pagan pleasurefest, THE WICKER MAN, are both given mega-rare 35mm screenings.

Beyond Fest welcomes the return of genre streaming platform Shudder as its co-presenting sponsor, a partnership that provides 14 screenings (11 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat ‘Shudder Theatre’ will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including the world premiere of Chris von Hoffmann’s instant splatter classic, MONSTER PARTY, Emma Tammi’s haunting THE WIND, BORDER, the latest fairytale from the mind of John Ajvide Lindqvist the creator of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, the feel-good festivities of zombie-musical ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, Henry Dunham no-nonsense-tough-as-nails THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK, Gustav Möller’s breathtaking thriller THE GUILTY. Shudder also flexes its global reach with four specially-selected thrill rides: Demián Rugna’s TERRIFIED, Orson Oblowitz’s THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. and Jérémie Guez’s A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART.

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Beyond Fest 2018. Tickets will be on sale via Brown Paper Tickets on Friday, September 14th at 12PM PST.

View the Schedule

BEYOND FEST 2018 PROGRAM

HULU THEATRE

AKIRA in 35mm
Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Country: Japan
Runtime: 124 min.
Year: 1988

AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jim Hosking
Country: USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson, Jim Hosking in Person

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE
West Coast Premiere
Director: Drew Goddard
Country: USA
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Drew Goddard and Jeremy Latchman in Person

BEST F(R)IENDS: VOLUME TWO
World Premiere
Director: Justin MacGregor
Country: USA
Runtime: 120 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero and Justin MacGregor in Person

BLACK CHRISTMAS
Director: Bob Clark
Country: Canada
Runtime: 98 min.
Year: 1974

BUBBA HO-TEP in 35mm (Free Screening)
Director: Don Coscarelli
Country: USA
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2002
GUESTS: Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister in Person

CLIMAX
West Coast Premiere
Director: Gaspar Noé
Country: France
Runtime: 96 min
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Sofia Boutella in Person

DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
West Coast Premiere
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Country: USA
Runtime: 159 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: S. Craig Zahler, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Dallas Sonnier in person

DOBERMAN COP
Director: Kinji FukasakuIT
Country: Japan
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 1977
Guests: Sonny Chiba in person

THE WICKER MAN in 35mm
Director: Robin Hardy
Country: UK
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 1973

ELI ROTH’S HISTORY OF HORROR
Co-presented with Cinematic Void + Friday Night Frights
World Premiere
Country: USA
Runtime: 42 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: William Lustig and Eli Roth in Person

FLASH GORDON in 35mm
Director: Mike Hodges
Country: USA
Runtime: 111 min.
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Lisa Downs, Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson in person

HALLOWEEN
West Coast Premiere
Director: David Gordon Green
Country: USA
Runtime: 109 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Malek Akkad in person

HALLOWEEN
Director: John Carpenter
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 1978
GUESTS: Malek Akkad in person

LIFE AFTER FLASH
West Coast Premiere
Director: Lisa Downs
Country: UK
Runtime: 94 min.
Year: 2017
GUESTS: Lisa Downs, Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson in person

LIQUID SKY – 4K Restoration
Director: Slava Tsukerman
Country: USA
Runtime: 112 min.
Year: 1982
GUESTS: Slava Tsukerman in Person

LORDS OF CHAOS
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Country: UK, Sweden
Runtime: 112 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Jonas Åkerlund in Person

MANIAC – 4K Digital Restoration
West Coast Premiere
Director: William Lustig
Country: USA
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 1980
GUESTS: Bill Lustig and Eli Roth in Person

THE MONSTER SQUAD
Director: Fred Dekker
Country: USA
Runtime: 79 min.
Year: 1987
GUESTS: Andre Gower, Ashley Bank, Ryan Lambert, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Lisa Fuller, Adam Carl, Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael MacKay, Fred Dekker

SHADOW
West Coast Premiere
Director: Zhang Yimou
Country: China
Runtime: 116 min.
Year: 2018

WIDOWS
West Coast Premiere
Director: Steve McQueen
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 128 min.
Year: 2018

WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS
Director: Andre Gower
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Andre Gower, Ashley Bank, Ryan Lambert, Duncan Regehr, Stephen Macht, Lisa Fuller, Adam Carl, Tom Woodruff Jr., Michael MacKay, Fred Dekker

SHUDDER THEATRE

A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Jérémie Guez
Country: Belgium, France
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 2018

ABSURD presented by Rendezvous (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere – New 4K Scan
Director: Joe D’Amato
Country: Italy
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 1981

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK – Restoration (Free Screening)
Presented by CInematic Void
Director: Sergio Martino
Country: Italy, Spain
Runtime: 88 min
Year: 1972

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: John McPhail
Country: USA, UK
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 2017

THE BOAT (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Winston Azzopardi
Country: UK
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 2018

BORDER (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Ali Abbasi
Country: Sweden
Runtime: 101 min.
Year: 2018

DJANGO – Restoration (Free Screening)
Presented by Cinematic Void
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Country: Italy, Spain
Runtime: 91 min
Year: 1966

THE GUILTY (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Gustav Möller
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 85 min.
Year: 2018

LUZ (Free Screening)
Director: Tilman Singer
Country: Germany
Runtime: 70 min.
Year: 2018

MONSTER PARTY (Free Screening)
World Premiere
Director: Chris von Hoffmann
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2018

THE NIGHTSHIFTER (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Dennison Ramalho
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 110 min.
Year: 2018

THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Orson Oblowitz
Country: USA
Runtime: 90 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Orson Oblowitz

THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Henry Dunham
Country: USA
Runtime: 88 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Henry Dunham, Dallas Sonnier and cast and crew in person

TERRIFIED (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Demián Rugna
Country: Argentina
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 2017

THE WIND (Free Screening)
West Coast Premiere
Director: Emma Tammi
Country: USA
Runtime: 89 min.
Year: 2018
GUESTS: Emma Tammi and cast and crew in person

 

Attend Beyond Fest:

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2018 are will be made available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets the American Cinematheque.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

We are now accepting press credential applications for Beyond Fest 2018. To apply, please send your name and outlet as well as a letter of assignment from your editor or a business card to Katrina Wan at katrina@katrinawanpr.com for consideration. The deadline to apply for press credentials is Wednesday, September 19th. Please note all applications are subject to approval.

For Beyond Fest Media Inquiries:
CONTACT: Katrina Wan, Publicist
PHONE: 323-240-9996
E-MAIL: katrina@katrinawanpr.com

For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Christian Parkes
E-MAIL: info@beyondfest.com

Beyond Fest
Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles. Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque and Death Waltz Recording Co. Beyond Fest’s mindbending designs courtesy of award-winning design studio La Boca. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.

American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Hulu
Hulu is the leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, Emmy Award-nominated The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, The Path, Castle Rock, and the Emmy nominated I Love You, America from Sarah Silverman, as well as upcoming series The First, Catch-22 and Little Fires Everywhere. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offerings – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.

Shudder
Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters. Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.

Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of the country’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm Canada supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm Canada also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

Canada Now
Canada Now is an annual showcase of recent award-winning and critically acclaimed films from north of the border that celebrate the independent spirit that has always been a hallmark of Canadian cinema. CANADA NOW is co-presented by Telefilm Canada and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. The 2019 edition will be held from March 21 – 24 at the Aero Theatre. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CanadaNowFilm/ or visit canadanowfestival.com.

Death Waltz Recording Co.
Founded in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene. In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

French Film & TV Office of the French Consulate
The Office for Cultural Affairs and the Creative Industries in Los Angeles is part of the cultural services of the French Embassy, which is established in ten key cities across the country: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Under the authority of the New York-based Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, the Office is located at the French Consulate in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles area concentrates major players in the cultural and creative industries. Not only is Los Angeles the world capital of the film and audiovisual industries, but it is also a hub for the musical industry, contemporary art, video games, design, and fashion.

The Office for Cultural Affairs and the Creative Industries aims to promote and improve French-American exchanges in all these fields, as well as in the fields of higher education and language. Its activities cover the whole American Southwest, i.e. Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Southern Nevada.

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ‘CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH’ WITH LEGENDARY AUTEUR, DAVID CRONENBERG, IN ATTENDANCE

Career-spanning, 13-film retrospective includes event screenings including guests Debbie Harry, Geena Davis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Howard Shore.

Los Angeles, CA – Wednesday, August 28, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival
in the US, is excited to announce Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh, an exhaustive,13-film celebration of the legendary auteur’s career. Returning to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade, David Cronenberg will be in attendance for three, special event screenings at the legendary Egyptian Theatre where he will be joined by actors, collaborators, and guest moderators.

Co-presented by Telefilm Canada, the American Cinematheque’s partner for the annual Canada Now film festival, and with the support of the Consulate General of Canada, Cronenberg on Cronenberg opens on Saturday, September 29th with The Shaping of Rage, an all-day marathon of David Cronenberg’s early films, SHIVERS, RABID, THE BROOD, and SCANNERS, presented sequentially and on 35mm. That evening, Cronenberg will be joined by long-time collaborator Howard Shore for a 30th anniversary screening of DEAD RINGERS with director Mick Garris moderating a post screening Q&A.

A spotlight shines on giant bugs on Sunday, September 30th with a double bill of THE FLY and NAKED LUNCH where Cronenberg will be joined with THE FLY’s Geena Davis, and the composer of both films, Howard Shore.

Cronenberg’s groundbreaking approach to the distorted world of virtual reality is examined on Monday, October 1st with a double bill of VIDEODROME and EXISTENZ. Cronenberg will be joined in person by composer Howard Shore and his two lead actresses, Debbie Harry and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Director Leigh Whannell will moderate the Q&A between films.

“David Cronenberg has been a visionary master of the art of cinema for over four decades. Screening
these iconic films here in LA with his collaborators and partners is an absolute dream. Unless Kubrick is in hiding we will probably quit after this.” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes.

In addition to the screening events at the Egyptian Theatre, there are two double bills at the Aero Theatre: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE & EASTERN PROMISES and CRASH & SPIDER. All 13 films screened
during Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be on 35mm film.

To commemorate Cronenberg’s presence at Beyond Fest, renowned artist Alan Hynes has created an exclusive print and industry-leading collectibles brand, Mondo, have created a series of Cronenberg-related products that will be exclusively available at the festival.

Tickets for Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque at 10AM Saturday, September 1st.

The remaining slate for Beyond Fest 2018 will be announced shortly.

View the Schedule

CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH PROGRAM

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

SHIVERS
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 1976

RABID
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / USA
Runtime: 91 min.
Year: 1977

THE BROOD
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 92 min.
Year: 1979

SCANNERS
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 103 min.
Year: 1981

DEAD RINGERS
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 min.
Year: 2017
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore

THE FLY
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA / UK / Canada
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 1986
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Geena Davis

NAKED LUNCH
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK / Japan
Runtime: 115 min.
Year: 1991
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, (Geena Davis)

VIDEODROME
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada
Runtime: 87 min.
Year: 1983
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Debbie Harry (Jennifer Jason Leigh)

EXISTENZ
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK / France
Runtime: 97 min.
Year: 1999
GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Debbie Harry)

AERO THEATRE

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: USA / Germany / Canada
Runtime: 96 min.
Year: 2005

EASTERN PROMISES
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: UK / Canada / USA
Runtime: 101 min.
Year: 2007

SPIDER
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK / France
Runtime: 98 min.
Year: 2002

CRASH
Director: David Cronenberg
Country: Canada / UK
Runtime: 100 min.
Year: 1996

 

Attend Beyond Fest:
Tickets for Beyond Fest 2018 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

We are now accepting press credential applications for Beyond Fest 2018. To apply, please send your name and outlet as well as a letter of assignment from your editor or a business card to Katrina Wan for consideration. The deadline to apply for press credentials is Wednesday, September 19th. Please note all applications are subject to approval.

 

For Beyond Fest Media Inquiries:
CONTACT: Katrina Wan, Publicist
PHONE: 323-240-9996
E-MAIL: Katrina Wan

For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Christian Parkes
E-MAIL: Christian Parkes

 

Beyond Fest
Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles. Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque and Death Waltz Recording Co. Beyond Fest’s mindbending designs courtesy of award-winning design studio La Boca. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.

American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur.

The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the
American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in
Santa Monica.

Telefilm Canada
Telefilm Canada is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of the country’s
audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm Canada supports dynamic
companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm Canada also makes
recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of
Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the
Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit  telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at  twitter.com/telefilm_canada  and on  Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

Canada Now
Canada Now is an annual showcase of recent award-winning and critically acclaimed films from north of the border that celebrate the independent spirit that has always been a hallmark of Canadian cinema. CANADA NOW is co-presented by Telefilm Canada and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles.

The 2019 edition will be held from March 21–24 at the Aero Theatre. Follow us on Facebook
at  facebook.com/CanadaNowFilm/  or visit  canadanowfestival.com.

Death Waltz Recording Co.
FOUNDED in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been
at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene . In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

Shudder
Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide
programming ranging from hard-to-find independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood
blockbusters. Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.

BEYOND FEST PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE FOR THE MEG-A-THON AND 35MM 3-D RARITIES

Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG headlines a free triple-feature of cinemas most gargantuan sharks as part of American Cinematheque’s 3-D festival

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, July 26, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce THE MEG-A-THON, a FREE night of mega-jawed cinema celebrating the biggest, baddest and bloodiest sharks ever committed to the big screen, featuring a special sneak preview of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG. Co-presented by 501c3 non-profit, American Cinematheque, the MEG-A-THON devours Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, August 4th.

The sneak preview of Jon Turteltaub’s THE MEG will thrill audiences in eye-popping digital 3-D and will be joined by two of the most gleefully outrageous shark films ever committed to film: Joe Alves thoroughly ridiculous and wildly inventive JAWS 3-D, and Renny Harlin’s shark-science-gone-amock DEEP BLUE SEA. In keeping with the larger-than-life scale of the event, JAWS 3-D will be presented in ultra-rare 35mm over-under 3-D.

“As lifelong lovers of cinema’s meanest sea monsters, we couldn’t be more excited to bring the ocean’s most notorious prehistoric predator – Meglodon – to the big screen to headline the world’s first MEG-A-THON,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “Presenting THE MEG in 3D along with two more of the ocean’s most fearsome foes is a dream come true and another reason to stay on dry land.”

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, the MEG-A-THON is completely free to attend and guests can RSVP here by entering the password: ACJAWDBS23.

Each RSVP will include a single plus one guest totaling two (2) tickets. Entry is not guaranteed and admittance will be on a first come, first served basis; all guests must be in attendance to enter. The line will begin at 5:30 PM PDT, doors open at 6:30 PM and the event will begin at 7:30 PM.

The MEG-A-THON is a centerpiece of American Cinematheque and LACMA’s 3-D festival celebrating 175 years of 3-D technology. Other films featured in the series include the iconic THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and HOUSE OF WAX, seminal-shockers FRIDAY THE 13th PART III and AMITYVILLE 3-D, and sci-fi crowd pleasers SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE and METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED – SYN.

FULL LIST OF FEATURED FILMS

THE MEG
(MEG-ATHON free screening)
2018, Warner Bros. 113 min, Dir. Jon Turteltaub

JAWS 3-D
(MEG-ATHON free screening)
1983, Universal, 99 min. Dir. Joe Alves.

DEEP BLUE SEA
(MEG-ATHON free screening)
1999, Warner Bros., 105 min. Dir. Renny Harlin.

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
1954, Universal, 79 min, USA, Dir: Jack Arnold

AMITYVILLE 3-D
(In 35mm)
1983, Park Circus/MGM, 105 min, USA, Dir: Richard Fleischer

FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR
(In 35mm)
1968, Garagehouse Pictures, 78 min, Spain/West Germany, Dir: Enrique López Eguiluz

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III
(In 35mm)
1982, Paramount, 95 min, USA, Dir: Steve Miner

STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN
(In 35mm)
1985, 107 min, South Korea/USA, Dir: Steven Hahn

SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
(In 35mm)
1983, Sony Repertory, 90 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Lamont Johnson

METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN
(In 35mm)
1983, Universal, 84 min, USA, Dir: Charles Band

ROTTWEILER AKA DOGS OF HELL
(In 35mm)
1983, 89 min, USA, Dir: Worth Keeter

HOUSE OF WAX
1953, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: André De Toth

THE MAD MAGICIAN
1954, Sony Repertory, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

DIAL M FOR MURDER
1954, Warner Bros., 105 min, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

MAN IN THE DARK
1953, Sony Repertory, 70 min, USA, Dir: Lew Landers

INFERNO
1953, 20th Century Fox, 83 min, USA, Dir: Roy Ward Baker

THE MAZE
1953, Kino Lorber, 80 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

CEASE FIRE
1953, Kino Lorber, 75 min, USA, Dir: Owen Crump

MEG-A-THON tickets are available for free with RSVP using password: ACJAWDBS23.

Tickets for all other screenings are available for purchase through Fandango and the American
Cinematheque.

For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Christian Parkes

For American Cinematheque Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Margot Gerber

Beyond Fest
Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles. Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque and Death Waltz Recording Co. Beyond Fest’s mindbending designs courtesy of award-winning design studio La Boca. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.

American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition
and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The
American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood
Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first
grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur.
The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the
American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in
Santa Monica.

Beyond Fest, STXfilms and SR Media are proud to announce Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan on Friday, October 6th at the Egyptian Theatre

In honor of Jackie Chan’s epic return to the big screen on Friday, October 13th in STXfilms’ THE FOREIGNER, Beyond Fest have partnered with STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, and SR Media, to present a very special triple bill featuring an uber-rare, in-person Q&A with the legend himself, the Cannonball, Jackie Chan.

Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan consists of three films personally selected by Jackie Chan and opens with the rarely screened opulence of MIRACLES – MR. CANTON AND THE LADY ROSE. Immediately following MIRACLES, Jackie will join us for a moderated Q&A that will then be followed by 35mm screenings of POLICE STORY 3: SUPER COP and POLICE STORY.

Tickets for Triple Threat: A Night with Jackie Chan go on sale on Wednesday, September 27th at 12 PM PST and are available via Fandango. Doors will open at 6 PM with MIRACLES beginning at 7 PM.

Tickets – $20

 

MIRACLES – MR. CANTON AND LADY ROSE (QI JI)

1989, 127 min. Dir. Jackie Chan. DCP

Jackie Chan assumes triple duty as director, star and stunt coordinator in his exhilarating take on Frank Capra’s POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES. Set in 1930s Hong Kong, Chan plays “Charlie” (Kuo Chen Wah), a country boy who credits the lucky roses he buys from Madame Kao (Gua Ah-leh) for his ascension as he rises through the ranks to become a powerful gang boss. Winner of Best Action Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards, MIRACLES is often cited by Chan as one of his most personal and favorite directorial features. Complete an all-star cast of Hong Kong movie veterans, lavish sets, and stunning cinematography, MIRACLES is a visual feast in every sense.

 

POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP (GING CHAAT GOO SI 3: CHIU KUP GING CHAAT)

1993, Park Circus, 91 min. Dir. Stanley Tong. 35mm

The third installment of the wildly popular Hong Kong franchise pairs supercop “Kevin” Chan Ka-Kui (Jackie Chan) with Interpol inspector Jessica Yang (Michelle Yeoh from (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) as they aim take down a ruthless drug lord, Khun Chiabat (Kenneth Tsang). Quentin Tarantino called POLICE STORY 3’s action set pieces the “greatest stunts ever filmed in any movie ever,” and filming them wasn’t without risk as Chan dislocated his cheekbone during shooting. English dubbed version.

 

POLICE STORY (GING CHAAT GOO SI)

1985, 101 min. Dirs. Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen. 35mm

Following the disappointing reception of THE PROTECTOR in the US, Chan went back to Hong Kong and began working on what would be both a seminal moment in action cinema and the start of wildly successful franchise Acknowledged by Jackie Chan as his best action film, POLICE STORY introduced the world to Chan on a whole new level as police Inspector “Kevin” / Chan Ka-Kui, a relentless cop intent on smashing Chu Tao (Chor Yuen) crime syndicate at any cost. With Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung rounding out a stellar cast, POLICE STORY reigns supreme as a watershed moment in global action cinema and instantly cemented Chan’s place as a legend.

 

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About American Cinematheque

Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501 C 3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

About Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the United States. Established in 2013, guests have included Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Nicolas Cage, Sam Raimi, Edgar Wright, Die Antwoord, John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Paul Schrader and James Gunn.Beyond Fest’s mindbending designs courtesy of award-winning design studio La Boca. A not for profit entity, Beyond Fest generates funds for the 501c3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is JAWS.

About STXfilms 

STXfilms is a division of STX Entertainment, a global next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises. 

The company is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the leading global private investment firm TPG. Other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia’s largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China’s leading provider of online products and services; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market. 

For more information, please visit https://stxentertainment.com/

About SR Media

SR Media is China’s premiere multi-faceted media and luxury goods conglomerate with a sizeable footprint in global and Chinese film production, film import and export, intellectual property development, talent management and virtual effects. In addition to its film dominance under its SR Media subsidiary, parent company Sparkle Roll Conglomerate is a major purveyor in luxury goods distribution and brand management, charter jet operation and aviation, education and communication, hospitality, and real estate investment.

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vince Vaughn, Dario Argento, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Edgar Wright, Tommy Wiseau and Paul Williams headline a star studded roster of guests and a slate featuring 23 West Coast Premieres including BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, and BEST F(R)IENDS.

 

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 7, 2017 Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2017 programming featuring 32 events and 23 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 29th – Tuesday, October 10th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.   

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with director S.Craig Zahler returning with Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon Yorgos Lanthimos’ ferociously-twisted follow-up to THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their debuts include the World Premiere of Justin MacGregor’s BEST F(R)IENDS with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunited and in person, Joe Lynch’s blissfully violent MAYHEM, and, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, a very special theatrical premiere of JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON with the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in person with the show’s cast and creators.

“While the two worst manbaby haircuts on the planet prepared for nuclear destruction, we prepped cinematic armageddon,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “We’re immigrants and we saw DR. STRANGELOVE – we know how this ends – but at least we get to watch some great films with our heroes and friends and go out with a real bang.”

The most beloved genre films are highlighted with a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes center stage for an explosive 30th anniversary one-two punch of PREDATOR and THE RUNNING MAN. The Master, Dario Argento, will be in attendance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of SUSPIRIA with screenings of Synapse Film’s 4K restoration AND the recently unearthed 35mm print. ‘Car Chases, Collisions & Conversation: An Evening with Edgar Wright and Walter Hill’ covers four decades of filmmaking and the interrelated nature of the pulsating smash BABY DRIVER and the seminal THE DRIVER in one epic night. Musical maestro, Paul Williams, will share stories from behind the mask of PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Mick Garris and Masters of Horror preside over a reverential tribute to two of the greats – George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper –  with a double bill featuring the West Coast premiere of MOMA and Film Foundation’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 4K digital restoration and TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE. And the theatrical premiere of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE BOOTLEG EDITION pairs a totally gonzo WTF double bill with HOWARD THE DUCK on 70mm with Lea Thompson in person.

Beyond Fest welcomes the return of genre streaming platform Shudder as its co-presenting sponsor, a partnership that provides 14 screenings (11 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat ‘Shudder Theatre’ will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s triumphant return BEFORE WE VANISH, home invasion thrill ride BETTER WATCH OUT, the critically acclaimed Canadian zombie shocker LES AFFAMES (THE HUNGRY), Marc Meyers’ searing portrait of a serial-killer-in-the-making, MY FRIEND DAHMER, Alexandre O. Phillippe’s revelatory PSYCHO shower scene doc 78/52, and Ted Geoghegan’s sophomore scalper, MOHAWK.

For Cinematic Void’s sidebar they have enlisted the help of like minds as they venture further into the unknown with a series of special screenings. Author and academic Kier-La Janisse will be present for Jean Rollin’s THE GRAPES OF DEATH and the release of the book, Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin, published by Spectacular Optical, of which she is Editor-in-Chief. Friday Night Frights are co-presenting the west coast premiere of the 4K restoration of the thoroughly bugnuts RAWHEAD REX and the Death Waltz Records record release of HELLRAISER on 35mm. And filmmakers Amy Holden Jones and Deborah Brock will be present for a double bill of anniversary screenings of their films THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE and SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II.

Tickets go on sale starting noon (PST) on Friday, September 8th on Fandango.  See below for the full lineup of Beyond Fest 2017.

 


EGYPTIAN THEATRE

BABY DRIVER

Director: Edgar Wright

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min.

Year: 2017

GUESTS: Edgar Wright & Walter Hill in Person

 

BAD BLACK  (free screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Isaac Nawibana

Country: Uganda

Runtime: 60 minutes / Year: 2016

 

BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM

Directors: Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski

Country: USA

Runtime: 76 min.

Year: 1993

GUESTS: Andrea Romano plus voice actors TBA in Person

 

BEST F(R)IENDS

World Premiere

Director: Justin MacGregor

Country: USA

Runtime: 95 min.

Year: 2017

GUESTS: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero and Justin Macgregor in Person

 

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99

West Coast Premiere

Director: S. Craig Zahler

Country: USA

Runtime: 132 min.

Year: 2017

GUESTS: S. Craig Zahler, Don Johnson, Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in Person

 

DOUBLE IMPACT

Director: Sheldon Lettich

Country: USA

Runtime: 110 min.

Year: 1991 / 35mm

GUEST: Jean-Claude Van Damme and Sheldon Lettich in Person

 

THE DRIVER

Director: Walter Hill

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 min.

Year: 1978 / 35mm

GUESTS: Edgar Wright & Walter Hill in Person

 

HELLRAISER

Co-presented with Death Waltz Records + Friday Night Frights

Director: Clive Barker

Country: USA

Runtime: 94 min.

Year: 1987 / 35mm

 

ICHI THE KILLER – Digital Restoration

West Coast Premiere

Director: Takashi Miike

Country: Japan

Runtime: 129 min.

Year: 2001

 

HOWARD THE DUCK – 70mm

Director: Willard Huyck

Country: USA

Runtime: 110 min.  

Year: 1986  

GUESTS: Lea Thompson in Person

 

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON – Episodes 1 & 2

Presented by Amazon

World Premiere

Director: Peter Atencio

Country: USA

Runtime: 60 min.

Year: 2016

GUESTS: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Peter Atencio, Dave Callaham, Kat Foster, Moises Arias.

 

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

West Coast Premiere

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Country: UK, Ireland

Runtime: 109 min.

Year: 2017

 

MAYHEM

West Coast Premiere

Director: Joe Lynch

Country: USA

Runtime: 86 min.

Year: 2017

GUESTS: Joe Lynch and cast in person

 

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE – THE BOOTLEGGED EDITION

Theatrical Premiere

Director: Jared Hess

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min.

Year: 2004

GUESTS: Cast and crew in person

 

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – 4K Restoration

West Coast Premiere

Director: George A. Romero

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 min.

Year: 1968

GUESTS: Mick Garris & Masters of Horror in Person

 

OPERA (aka TERROR AT THE OPERA)

Director: Dario Argento

Country: Italy

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 1987

GUESTS: Dario Argento in Person

 

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE

Co presented with Creature Features

Director: Brian De Palma

Country: USA

Runtime: 92 min.

Year: 1974

GUESTS: Paul Williams in Person

 

PREDATOR

Director: John McTiernan

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min.

Year: 1987 / 35mm

GUESTS: Arnold Schwarzenegger in Person

 

RAWHEAD REX 4K Restoration

Co presented with Cinematic Void and Friday Night Frights

West Coast Premiere

Director: George Pavlou

Country: USA

Runtime: 89 min.

Year: 1986

 

THE ROOM

Director: Tommy Wiseau

Country: USA

Runtime: 99 min.

Year: 2003

GUESTS: Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero and Guests in Person

 

THE RUNNING MAN

Director: Paul Michael Glaser

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 min.

Year: 1987 / 35mm

GUESTS: Arnold Schwarzenegger in Person

 

SUSPIRIA – 4K Restoration

LA Premiere

Director: Dario Argento

Country: Italy

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 1977

GUESTS: Dario Argento, Udo Kier, Barbara Magnolfi in Person

 

SUSPIRIA – 35mm Italian Cut

LA Premiere

Director: Dario Argento

Country: Italy

Runtime: 98 min.

Year: 1977

GUESTS: Dario Argento and Barbara Magnolfi in Person

 

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Director: Tobe Hooper

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 min.

Year: 1974

35mm

GUESTS: Mick Garris & Masters of Horror in Person

 


SHUDDER THEATRE

78/52 (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min.

Year: 2017

 

BEFORE WE VANISH (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Country: Japan

Runtime: 129 min.

Year: 2017

 

BETTER WATCH OUT (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Chris Peckover

Country: Australia, USA

Runtime: 85 min.

Year: 2016

 

COLD HELL (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky

Country: Austria

Runtime: 92 min.

Year: 2017

 

THE GRAPES OF DEATH AKA Les Raisins de La Mort (Free Screening)

Director: Jean Rollin

Country: France

Runtime: 90 min.

Year: 1978

 

HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Jon Schnitzer

Country: USA

Runtime: 88 min.

Year: 2017

 

JAILBREAK (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Jimmy Henderson

Country: Cambodia

Runtime: 92 min.

Year: 2017

 

LES AFFAMES (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Robin Aubert

Country: Canada

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 2017

 

MOHAWK (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director: Ted Geoghegan

Country: USA

Runtime: 91 min.

Year: 2017

 

MY FRIEND DAHMER (Free Screening)

Director: Marc Meyers

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 min.

Year: 2017

 

REVENGE (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director:  Coralie Fargeat

Country:   France

Runtime:  108 min

Year:  2017

 

SEQUENCE BREAK (Free Screening)

West Coast Premiere

Director:  Graham Skipper

Country:   USA

Runtime:  108 min

Year:  2017

GUESTS: Graham Skipper, Cast and Crew in Person

 

THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (Free Screening)

Co-presented by Etheria and Cinematic Void

Director: Amy Holden Jones

Country: USA

Runtime: 77 min.

Year: 1982

GUESTS: Amy Holden Jones in Person

Double Feature with SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II

 

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II

Co-presented by Etheria and Cinematic Void

Director: Deborah Brock

Country: USA

Runtime: 77 min.

Year: 1987

GUESTS: Deborah Brock in Person

Double Feature with THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

 


Attend Beyond Fest:

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2017 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque on Friday, September 8th at noon PST.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

We are now accepting press credential applications for Beyond Fest 2017. To apply, please send your name and outlet as well as a letter of assignment from your editor or a business card to Katrina Wan at katrina@katrinawanpr.com for consideration. The deadline to apply for press credentials is Tuesday, September 19th.  Please note all applications are subject to approval.


For Beyond Fest Media Inquiries:
CONTACT: Katrina Wan, Publicist
PHONE:      323-240-9996
E-MAIL:       katrina@katrinawanpr.com

For Additional Beyond Fest Requests:

CONTACT: Margot Gerber

PHONE: 323.461.2020 ext. 115

E-MAIL: margot@americancinematheque.com

Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, LA 90028

 


Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to build the genre community in Los Angeles. Based out of Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, Beyond Fest is built in partnership with the American Cinematheque, Meltdown Comics, and Death Waltz Recording Co.Beyond Fest’s mindbending designs courtesy of award-winning design studio La Boca. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is JAWS.

American Cinematheque

Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Death Waltz Recording Co.

FOUNDED in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene . In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

Meltdown Comics

Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000 sq ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, live shows and  podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom.  

Not content with LA Weekly naming us one of the “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass,” Hef’s Playboy Magazine named us a “top 10 store you must visit before you die.” Oh, and “Husbands and Knives,” the 7th episode of The Simpsons’ 19th season… The lead segment is based on us. (Google it.) ‘Nuff Said!

Shudder

Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find  independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters.  Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.

 

HEADSHOT Returns to the Egyptian!

As promised, we’re doing a replacement screening of HEADSHOT on Monday October 17th at 7:30 PM in the big room (Lloyd E. Rigler screen) at the Egyptian Theatre.

This is a free screening, open to all. Those who attended the original screening on October 4th will be seated first; please bring your ticket stubs/vouchers to be in this line.

Join us for the best action film of 2016! Read film description & view trailer.

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood Join Beyond Fest for Debut Screening of New 70-mm Print of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“As part of the ongoing Beyond Fest, on Sunday night “2001: A Space Odyssey” will show at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood with actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in attendance.

And while that is cause enough for excitement among movie fans, it is possible the real star of the evening could be the physical print of the movie itself. The event will be the debut screening for a new 70-mm print that the American Cinematheque will have exclusive exhibition rights to in a five-year deal with Warner Brothers.

The Cinematheque will schedule two extended runs for the print per year, one at the Egyptian and one at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.” Continue Reading at LATimes.com

Beyond Fest Announces Two Additional, Incredible Films to Close Out 2016

Beyond Fest is proud to announce two incredible films which will be closing out its 2016 slate.

First, we’re literally over the moon about unveiling sci-fi masterpiece ARRIVAL as this year’s closing night film! Denis Villeneuve’s latest and greatest brought down the house in Austin last week and we’re thrilled to be bringing the West Coast premiere of this film to you, LA.

ARRIVAL

Tuesday October 11, 9:55pm 
Arrival | Closing Night Film at the Egyptian Theatre
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Country: USA
Runtime: 116 min
Year: 2016

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

Tickets – $11

“A film of rare vision and beauty, Arrival is easily the most intelligent blockbuster released this year-and maybe any year.” Nerdist

A MONSTER CALLS

monstercalls

We’re also delighted to announce a special free screening of not-to-be-missed fantastical A MONSTER CALLS at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Wednesday October 12th. Don’t miss this special advanced free screening before it hits theaters in December!

Wednesday October 12, 7:00pm
A Monster Calls | Free Screening at the Aero Theatre
Director: J.A. Bayona
Country: USA/Spain
Runtime: 108 min
Year: 2016

Discussion following with director J.A. Bayona

At the center of this visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (THE IMPOSSIBLE) is 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall). With a terminally ill mother (Felicity Jones), a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) and bullying classmates, it seems the world has turned against the boy. But Conor finds an unlikely ally when an ancient Monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window to guide him on a journey of courage, faith and truth.

Free RSVP – Enter Password “ally”

“A sensitive and beautifully made lesson in the limits and power of storytelling.” The Hollywood Reporter

Do Not Miss The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Due to overwhelming demand, TIFF Midnight Madness breakout smash THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE moves from the Shudder Theatre to the big room for a special free screening this Friday, October 7th at 10:30pm, at the Egyptian Theatre during Beyond Fest.

Visionary André Øvredal’s long awaited follow-up to cult classic TROLL HUNTER cuts to the bone as father-and-son coroners (Brian Cox & Emile Hirsch) unravel a horrific mystery wrapped in a terrifying riddle when the body of a murdered young woman arrives for a late-night examination.

On the heels of its incredible reign of terror through Toronto & Austin, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE is ready to scare the hell out of LA with its highly anticipated West Coast premiere at Beyond Fest. Talent and filmmakers will be in attendance, including co-producer Eric Garcia and writers Ian Goldberg & Richard Naing.

Do not miss your chance to catch this year’s super shocker on LA’s most gorgeous screen in advance of its December 21st release. Join over 600 cinemaniacs at this absolutely free screening of one of 2016’s most hotly flicks, courtesy of Shudder and IFC Films.

Free tickets will be available at the Egyptian Theatre box office beginning at 6pm on the day of the screening (10/7). No advance tickets available; first come, first serve.

Watch this space and follow Beyond Fest on Twitter for updates. RSVP on Facebook.

With a 75% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, you cannot miss this year’s must-see horror masterpiece!

 

“With The Autopsy of Jane Doe, André Øvredal has placed himself in this new generation’s group of great horror filmmakers. My generation has had filmmakers like David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Wes Craven – let us now welcome the new architects of our nightmares.” ComingSoon.net

 

“THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE Is This Year’s BABADOOK.” Birth.Movies.Death.

 

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe is proof that Trollhunter was no fluke – André Øvredal is one of the most clever guys making genre movies today.” /Film

Nicolas Cage & Bruce Campbell at Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is incredibly honored and proud to announce that the one and only Nicolas Cage will be joining Paul Schrader in person at our Friday (9/30) screening of DOG EAT DOG at the Egyptian Theatre!

Grab one of the last remaining tickets for this incredible one-night-only event!
Tickets are $11 and include entry to both DOG EAT DOG & TAXI DRIVER.

If that’s not enough, we’re equally thrilled to announce the triumphant return of the inimitable Bruce Campbell, who will join us for a special preview of ASH VS EVIL DEAD’s Season 2 premiere on October 2nd at 7:30pm, directly preceding THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT with Fabio Frizzi!

Limited tickets are still available for $20 and include entry to ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 premiere, THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT, and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Just Added: Exclusive Sneak Peek of Gavin O’Connor’s THE ACCOUNTANT

Beyond Fest is beyond thrilled to announce the addition of an exclusive free sneak peek of Gavin O’Connor’s highly anticipated new thriller, THE ACCOUNTANT, to this year’s lineup!
Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow, THE ACCOUNTANT follows a forensic accountant (Affleck) as he un-cooks the books for illicit clients.
Gavin O’Connor (PRIDE AND GLORY, WARRIOR) will join us for a Q&A on October 3rd at 7:30pm following the free sneak preview screening, courtesy of Warners Bros. Pictures.
Limited free tickets are available!

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

RAW, THE BAD BATCH, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA ANNIVERSARY, DOG EAT DOG, TAXI DRIVER ANNIVERSARY, 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY (70mm), DAWN OF THE DEAD 3-D, PHANTASM: REMASTERED, IN THE VALLEY OF VIOLENCE join Kurt Russell, James Gunn, RZA, Paul Schrader, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood & Fabio Frizzi for a slate featuring 23 West Coast Premieres, iconic repertory screenings, and live musical performances!

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 8, 2016 Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US is excited to announce its full slate of 2016 programming featuring 27 events and 23 West Coast premieres of mind-bending movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 30th – Tuesday, October 11th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.   

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with movie icon Paul Schrader presenting his new feature DOG EAT DOG and a special 40th anniversary screening of TAXI DRIVER. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their West Coast bows include the hyper-explosive coming-of-age cannibal drama RAW, Ana Lily Amipour’s much-anticipated follow up to her alt-cult debut, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE, the stunning, sonic desert trip THE BAD BATCH, the terrifying adaptation of M.R Carey’s post-apocalyptic horror THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS and the Mo Brothers’ outrageously hyper-violent action epic, HEADSHOT.

“We really wanted to focus on blending the iconic with the emerging this year” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “To champion brilliantly provocative films like Julia Ducourna’s RAW and Ana Lily Amipour’s THE BAD BATCH whilst celebrating established heroes like Paul Schrader and Kurt Russell is a primary reason for Beyond Fest’s existence.”

The most beloved genre films are highlighted with four event screenings over the course of this year’s festival. The legend himself Kurt Russell takes center stage with James Gunn moderating for a very special 30th anniversary screening of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA projected on glorious 35mm. The “ultimate trip” receives the ultimate treatment as Stanley Kubrick’s existential epic 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY screens in 70mm with a 2001-scored Laserium cosmic laser concert and Q&A featuring the film’s two astronaut leads, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. The Tall Man returns with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot meticulous restoration of Don Coscarelli’s cult classic PHANTASM: REMASTERED. Coscarelli will be joined with members of the original cast before the West Coast premiere of the series’ final entry PHANTASM RAVAGER. In keeping with the restoration theme, producer Richard P. Rubinstein will be on hand to present the U.S. Premiere of DAWN OF THE DEAD 3-D. Romero’s cult nightmare has never looked better and will be the first laser 3-D feature projected at the famed Egyptian Theatre.

Once again, music features prominently with two seismic re scores taking center stage. Furiously blurring the lines between music, film and art, Beyond Fest welcomes a new disciple and an old friend with two seismic re scores. Director, producer, actor, Wu Tang Clan founder and the all-together mythic RZA enters the fray with a roundhouse kick for his epic takedown of a martial arts masterpiece. 18 months in the making, RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN is a mammoth live re scoring of Lau Kar-leung’s Shaw Brothers classic featuring over 40+ tracks culled from RZA’s monumental catalog. Instrumental tracks, beats, samples and vocal tracks amplify the narrative and Gordon Liu’s revelatory performance.

Returning to Los Angeles is legendary composer Fabio Frizzi and his 7-piece orchestra to perform THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT. This bold, new take on Lucio Fulci’s gothic masterpiece features a live re score featuring a completely new composition and will play with all original dialog intact. THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT will be accompanied by an uncut 35mm screening of GATES OF HELL and a very special secret screening with surprise guests.

Celebrating LA filmmaking remains a priority for Beyond Fest with Ti West receiving this year’s ‘LA Spotlight’ for his transformative western, IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE. Beyond Fest alumni West will be joined by cast members Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, Toby Huss, James Ransone and the film’s four-legged star, Jumpy. LA also represents en masse with a midnight blast of animated anarchy as Chris Prynoski’s NERDLAND also gets its LA premiere. The first feature from Prynoski’s Titmouse Animation Studios is a wild descent into LA’s soul-destroying entertainment industry and will feature director Prynoski, writer Andrew Kevin Walker, actor Patton Oswalt plus others in attendance.

Beyond Fest welcomes the return of genre streaming platform Shudder as its Presenting Sponsor, a partnership that provides 13 screenings (9 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat ‘Shudder Theatre’ will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including

Emile Hirsch’s super creepy THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, Japanese scare-fest SADAKO VS KAYAKO, Morgan Spurlock’s stomach-churning doc RATS, the revelatory Kubrick doc S IS FOR STANLEY, the hands down craziest film of the year THE DWARVES MUST BE CRAZY and two Cinematic Void double bills featuring a premiere screening of Arrow’s 4K restoration of Romero’s THE CRAZIES paired with MARTIN on 16mm and an American Genre Film Archive fundraiser featuring a 35mm monster mash up of NEON MANIACS and STREET TRASH.

If that wasn’t enough, virtual reality engulfs Beyond Fest for the first time with Dark Corner Studios showcasing three of their most terrifying experiences. Led by wunder-director Guy Shelmerdine, guests will be able to watch his breakout VR horror smash CATATONIC, in addition to his new film MULE and Justin Denton’s BURLAP. The Egyptian Theatre will be housing Dark Corner in the hidden reaches of its 90 year old architecture.

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Beyond Fest 2015.

BEYOND FEST 2016 PROGRAM

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY on 70mm

United States, 1968

70mm, 161 min

Director – Stanley Kubrick

Actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in person and Laserium laser concert before screening

 

THE BAD BATCH

Co-presented with Vice & Etheria

United States, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 115 min

Director – Ana Lily Amapour

Director / writer Ana Lily Amipour in person

 

THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT (wi. CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD)

Italy, 1981

West Coast Premiere, 89 min

Director – Lucio Fulci

Live re score by Fabio Frizzi + 7 piece orchestra and special secret screening before performance

 

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA – 30th Anniversary Screening on 35mm

United States, 1986

35mm, 99 min

Director – John Carpenter

Actor Kurt Russell, moderated by James Gunn in person

 

CALL OF HEROES (wi. HEADSHOT)

Hong Kong / China, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 120 min

Director – Benny Chan

 

CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (wi. THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT)

United States, 1983

35mm, 93 min

Director – Lucio Fulci

 

DOG EAT DOG (wi. TAXI DRIVER)

United States, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 93 min

Director – Paul Schrader

Paul Schrader in person

 

THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

United States / United Kingdom, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 111 min

Director – Colm McCarthy

 

GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DAWN OF THE DEAD 3-D

United States / South Korea, 1978 / 2016

U.S. Premiere, 127 min, Unrated, U.S. Theatrical Cut

Director – George A. Romero

Producer Richard P. Rubinstein in person

 

HEADSHOT (wi. CALL OF HEROES)

Indonesia, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 117 min

Director – Mo Brothers: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto

 

HOLY MOUNTAIN on 35mm

Mexico / United States, 1973

35mm, 115 min

Director – Alexandro Jodorowsky

 

IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE

United States, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 104 min

Director – Ti West

Director Ti West and actors Karen Gillan, Taissa Farmiga, Toby Huss & James Ransone in person

 

NERDLAND

United States, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 85 min

Director – Chris Prynoski

Director Chris Prynoski, writer Andrew Kevin Walker, actor Patton and cast in person

 

PHANTASM: REMASTERED (wi. PHANTASM RAVAGER)

4K Restoration

United States, 1979 / 2016

LA Premiere, 96 min

Director – Don Coscarelli

Director Don Coscarelli and cast in person

 

PHANTASM RAVAGER (wi. PHANTASM: REMASTERED)

United States, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 87 min

Director – David Hartman

Director David Hartman and producer Don Coscarelli in person

 

RAW

Co-presented with Etheria

France, 2016

West Coast Premiere, 95 min

Director – Julia Ducournau

 

RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN

Hong Kong / United States, 1979 / 2016

West Coast Premiere, 119 min

Director – Lau Ker-leung

Features live re score by RZA

 

TAXI DRIVER 40th Anniversary Screening (wi. DOG EAT DOG)

United States, 1976

114 min

Director – Martin Scorsese

With Paul Schrader in person

 

THE WOLF MAN

United States, 1941

71 min

Director – George Waggner

 

SHUDDER THEATRE

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE (Free Screening)

United Kingdom, 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – André Øvredal

 

BEYOND THE WALLS (Free Screening)

France 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Hervé Hadmar

 

THE CRAZIES – 4K Restoration (Free Screening)

United States 1973

US Premiere

Director – George Romero

 

DOWN UNDER (Free Screening)

Australia 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Abraham Forysthe

Director Abraham Forsythe in person

 

THE DWARVES MUST BE CRAZY (Free Screening)

Thailand 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Bhin Banloerit

 

MARTIN (Free Screening)

16mm, United States 1977

Director – George Romero

 

MONSTER (Free Screening)

United States 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Bryan Bertino

 

NEON MANIACS (Free screening)

35mm, United States 1986

Director – Joseph Mangine

 

RATS (Free screening)

United States 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Morgan Spurlock

 

S IS FOR STANLEY (Free Screening)

Italy 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Alex Infascelli

Director Alex Infascelli in person

 

SADAKO VS KAYAKO (Free Screening)

Japan 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Kôji Shiraishi

 

STREET TRASH (free screening)

35mm, United States 1985

Director – J. Michael Muro

 

THE VOID (Free Screening)

Canada 2016

West Coast Premiere

Director – Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski

 

Attend Beyond Fest:

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2016 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque on September 8th.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

 

For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events:

CONTACT: Margot Gerber

PHONE: 323.461.2020 ext. 115

E-MAIL: publicity@americancinematheque.com

Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to build the genre community in Los Angeles. Based out of Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, Beyond Fest is built in partnership with the American Cinematheque, Meltdown Comics, and Death Waltz Recording Co. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is JAWS.

American Cinematheque

Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Death Waltz Recording Co.

FOUNDED in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene . In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

Meltdown Comics

Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000 sq ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, live shows and  podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom.  

Not content with LA Weekly naming us one of the “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass,” Hef’s Playboy Magazine named us a “top 10 store you must visit before you die.” Oh, and “Husbands and Knives,” the 7th episode of The Simpsons’ 19th season… The lead segment is based on us. (Google it.) ‘Nuff Said!

Shudder

Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find  independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters.  Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.

Beyond Fest, Starz, Death Waltz Recording Co. Present a Night of the Dead

Featuring Fabio Frizzi’s THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD on 35mm and a Special Secret Screening

Legendary composer Fabio Frizzi returns to Los Angeles to perform THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut, the first ever live rescore of Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece, THE BEYOND, and is accompanied by two screenings of the living dead.

Beyond Fest have partnered with Starz and Death Waltz Recording Co. to bring the illustrious composer Fabio Frizzi back to Los Angeles where he will be performing a completely new composition to Lucio Fulci’s supernatural shocker. Famed for his iconic Fulci’s scores (ZOMBI 2, SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, MANHATTAN BABY), THE BEYOND: COMPOSER’S CUT, marks a daunting and decidedly different approach to the film and its score, one that has never been seen in the US until now. Complete with his 7-piece band, the maestro will perform for one night only on Sunday, October 2nd at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Fabio Frizzi on THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut:

“35 years after the shooting of Lucio’s horror/thriller masterpiece, I have retraced my steps in order to realize one of the boldest projects of my life: a composer’s cut. While we are accustomed “theatrical cuts” and “director’s cuts”, nobody has dared to conceive and perform a movie version following the musician’s point of view.

“What I have created is a new score for a cult classic, realized in a more modern way, almost in the ‘Hollywood style,’ with very few moments of silence but with great respect for the films original identity and keeping all of the dialog intact. THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut is a true, expanded version of itself, realized through renewed vigour and the important ally of 35 years of added proficiency. Powered by the prog rock strength and orchestration of last year’s Frizzi 2 Fulci tour, it will be performed by the very best performers of my F2F band.

“THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut explores an iconic past, renewed through a modern stylization of itself. which can now be experienced as the score is performed live to one of the most famous movies shot by this incredible director and dear friend, Lucio Fulci.”

In addition to THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut, fans will also be treated to two very special screenings:

  • Immediately preceding THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut is a very special 30 minute secret screening with guests.
  • Following Frizzi’s live re score performance of THE BEYOND is a screening of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD. Grindhouse Releasing are generously sharing their private print of Fulci’s gothic masterpiece. This rarely seen 35mm print is the fully uncensored and unrated director’s cut, in scope.

“We are delighted to bring Fabio, one of the undisputed masters of Italian soundtracks, back to North America,” said Mondo Music label head, Spencer Hickman. “After the rapturous success of last year’s Frizzi2Fulci tour, it was a simple decision to engineer his return, especially when considering what he has planned.”

“Last year was so special for all of us, 40 years of dreams were finally realized. From the moment we left we have wanted to return but we knew it had to be in support of something very special. We think that we have achieved this with THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut,” said Frizzi of the upcoming performance.

Highly influential to this day, Fabio Frizzi is one of the most celebrated Italian film composers, and respected in the same iconic pantheon as Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin and Gianni Ferrio. Frizzi’s influence has been cited by a vast range of contemporary artists ranging from Boards Of Canada to Wu Tang’s RZA, and he is heavily referenced by the rising stars of synth-horror including Umberto and Zombi. Frizzi’s work also resonates with cinephiles as Quentin Tarantino used the theme from SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK for his soundtrack to KILL BILL VOL 1.

Beyond Fest, Starz & Death Waltz Recording Co. Present THE BEYOND: Composer’s Cut with Fabio Frizzi

October 2nd, 2016 – Egyptian Theatre

  • Special 30 minute secret screening with special guests
  • Fabio Frizzi’s Composer’s Cut of THE BEYOND
  • 35mm fully uncensored, director’s cut screening of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD in scope

Ticket price: $20 General Admission / $45 VIP

VIP package is limited to 60 tickets and includes:

  • Meet and greet signing session with Fabio Frizzi
  • Early entry to view sound check
  • First access to seating
  • An exclusive 12″ x 18″ small batch, hand silkscreen print on 100# rag paper print. Limited and numbered edition of 60.

Tickets – $20/$45

Beyond Fest + Legion M invites you to experience three terrifying visions of virtual reality horror from Dark Corner Studios

This year marks the first time that Beyond Fest has entered the virtual reality space, and it’s doing so in a big way. Partnering with Los Angeles VR studio Dark Corner, and Legion M, Beyond Fest will be playing three terrifying VR experiences from the team that wrecked senses with their 360-hospital-shocker Catatonic. Founded by commercial director extraordinaire Guy Shelmerdine, Dark Corner is the world’s first genre VR studio and they will be showcasing their very best. MULE is Shelmerdine’s eagerly awaited follow-up to CATATONIC. An emotional, fast-paced hell-ride that catapults the viewer through the final shocking moments of a man’s life (and beyond), MULE will also see the unveiling of a new, custom-designed installation tied to the film’s plot that Shelmerdine promises to be “bigger, more immersive, and more terrifying” than anything they’ve done before.

“The first time I saw these brilliant movies I lost my mind. They are legitimately scary-as-shit and represent a fully-realized future of horror, said Christian Parkes, Beyond Fest Co-Founder.

Dark Corner will also be showcasing Justin Denton’s two-part horror experience, BURLAP. Existing as both a traditional 2D short film and an immersive VR experience, BURLAP depicts a disturbed killer who zeroes in on an unfortunate babysitter to complete the creation of his secret “masterpiece.” Audiences can step inside the story with BURLA: REFLECTIONS, where they will experience the killer’s sinister obsession firsthand. In addition, Dark Corner will be bringing CATATONIC to terrorize Beyond Fest audiences for the first time.

“We’re incredibly excited to be an integral part of Beyond Fest and share our experiences here in LA, our home town,” said Dark Corner founder Guy Shelmerdine. “These films represent unforgettable journeys that are intended to push the boundaries of what 360º immersive storytelling can be. We cannot wait to unleash them.”

All experiences are free with sign up for viewing on site at the Egyptian Theatre.

This VR experience has been made possible with the kind support of Dark Corner Studios and Legion M.

catatonic

CATATONIC

Directed by Guy Shelmerdine
5 minutes | 2015

CATATONIC invites you to strap yourself in and take a ride that’s unlike anything you’ve endured before. In one of the world’s pioneering VR horror experiences, you’ll step into the shoes of a mental patient being welcomed into an insane asylum, where you undergo a sense-stunning thrill ride as the world around you descends deeper and deeper into madness.

mule

MULE

Directed by Guy Shelmerdine
6 minutes | 2016

Experience life, death, and all the chaos in between with Guy Shelmerdine’s MULE. In full 360º virtual reality you will step into the shoes of one very unfortunate man as you witness the final moments of his downward spiral. In the end you must choose your fate and endure one of two possible conclusions: do you want to be buried or cremated?

burlap

BURLAP

Directed by Justin Denton
6 minutes | 2016

Experience an incredible vision of terror with Justin Denton’s BURLAP. Step inside a disturbed killer’s lair and soak up the horror in full 360º with BURLAP: REFLECTIONS as he completes his bloody masterpiece. A horrifying and groundbreaking virtual reality experience.

IMMORTALIZE YOUR LOVE OF ASH WITH FREE EVIL DEAD TATTOOS

To celebrate the upcoming release of Ash Vs Evil Dead, we figured there was no better way to make it last than with ink, permanent ink.

We’ve partnered with Starz and Studio City tattoo to bring you a series of flash tattoos that will be administered on site to the most dedicated EVIL DEAD fans. We’ll be tattooing at the EVIL DEAD event this Saturday from 5:30 PM and will have a sign in sheet posted up on the front doors of the theater. Tattoos are free and sign up is first come first served.

Also, getting a tattoo gets you into the theater before anyone else so get to Beyond Fest early and get ready to get groovy.

A Salute to the Master: Wes Craven

Presented by Masters of Horror

With the film world still reeling from the loss of an incredible legend, Beyond Fest, the American Cinematheque and Masters of Horror are proud to announce a tribute to Wes Craven, an auteur and icon of the genre.

To celebrate Wes’ life, we’re screening a double bill of A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Serpent & The Rainbow, and will be joined by guests including Robert Englund,Tom Holland, Ti West, Jonathan Craven, and more! Proceeds from tickets sales will go to a charity designated by the Craven family. Tickets will be made available shortly!

A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the undisputed genre classics and the film that made Craven a household name. Focusing on Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and her friends whose dreams are stalked by a vicious serial killer named Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), Nightmare is a masterpiece in tension and discomfort, creating a dream landscape that once seen, can never be unseen or forgotten.

The Serpent & The Rainbow is Craven’s masterful exploration of a tale of horror loosely based on a true story. Dr. Dennis Allan (Bill Pullman), a Harvard anthropologist from the States, is sent to Haiti to find a miraculous powder purported to bring the dead back to life. The cynical scientist quickly finds himself on a nightmarish journey through the darkest heart of voodoo and black magic when he starts meddling in things he doesn’t understand, namely ancient curses and blood rites. Craven’s brilliant gem presents voodoo in a beautifully realistic manner whilst keeping a constant sense of palpable supernatural dread.

 

Calling All EVIL DEAD-Heads!

The man, the myth, the chin Bruce Campbell is coming to Beyond Fest for a celebration of THE EVIL DEAD presented by Starz and ASH VS EVIL DEAD.

Bruce Campbell, aka Ash, aka Ashley J. Williams, aka He-who-has-come-from-the-sky-to-deliver-us-from- the-terrors-of-the-Deadites, is bringing his boomstick to the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, October 3rd to get groovy with us all. Bruce will be joined in conversation by director Edgar Wright to talk all things Evil Dead between an epic double bill of the first two movies projected on 35mm.

Tickets for this event are $15 and will go on sale through Brown Paper Tickets on Saturday, September 5th at high noon, however, if you’re a serious Evil Dead fan you have a shot at getting two tickets for FREE before anyone else…

We’re going to be giving away 25 pairs of tickets to the most hardcore Evil Dead fans for FREE this Friday, September 4th at 7PM at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd, however, here’s the catch… To show you’re the most die hard Evil Dead fan you’re going to have to prove it by showing us your Evil Dead tattoo. Yep, that’s right, if you have an Evil Dead tattoo you get two free tickets AND you get early entry into the theater to pick the best seats in the house.

Now, there are guidelines for these tattoos… First, they have to be CLEARLY from the Evil Dead movies, that means Ash, Henrietta, Deadites, the Necronomicon, flying eyeballs into gaping mouths etc. (leave your random chainsaws at home). Second, there’s nothing dainty about The Evil Dead so your tattooes can’t be either – nothing smaller than three inches in length gets you tickets. If you’re not sure if your ink qualifies, email it to info [at] beyondfest.com by noon Friday and we’ll let you know what’s up. Tickets are first come first served and you’ll have to line up inside the store along the east wall if you get there early.

We admit, this is pretty nuts but there are some serious fans out there who live and die by these films, it only makes sense to give a little back to those who have supported Sam and Bruce so hard.

For those of you that don’t have an Evil Dead tattoo yet don’t despair, Studio City Tattoo will be on site at the Egyptian on October 3rd giving free tattoos to anyone who wants one. You’ll need a ticket to the show but you’ll get in early if you get a tattoo on site. Follow us on Twitter for more info closer to the event.

Let’s get groovy, Los Angeles.

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA’S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

LEGEND, THE ASSASSIN, BONE TOMAHAWK, YAKUZA APOCALYPSE, THE INVITATION and THE MIND’S EYE join Bruce Campbell, Edgar Wright, Al Pacino, Brett Ratner, Henry Rollins, Shepard Fairey, Fabio Frizzi, Die Antwoord’s Ninja and The Meltdown’s Jonah & Kumail for a slate featuring 16 West Coast Premieres, iconic repertory titles, and live musical performances!

Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 3, 2015 – Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st – Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to present 16 West Coast premieres including Brian Hegeland’s masterful LEGEND as opening night film and Hsiao-hsien Hou’s breathtaking martial arts ballet THE ASSASSIN, to close. Other hotly-anticipated titles include Kurt Russell’s existential western shocker BONE TOMAHAWK, Miike Takeshi’s gloriously outrageous YAKUZA APOCALYPSE and Karyn Kusama’s terrifying thriller THE INVITATION.

“We’re just relieved that a film institution as revered as the American Cinematheque let us come back,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “Last year, guests were whipped, they vomited and snorted snuff en masse, it was bedlam. With this lineup I’m proud to say it’s going to be even bigger.”

The legend Bruce Campbell takes center stage with Edgar Wright for an EVIL DEAD double bill for the ages featuring both films projected on glorious 35mm. Tickets will be made available to purchase on Saturday, September 5th at noon PST, however, the most die-hard Deadites will be rewarded early as 25 pairs of tickets will be gifted free to those sporting an EVIL DEAD tattoo. Maintaining the theme and commemorating the night Studio City Tattoo will be on-site providing free EVIL DEAD tattoos for the most hardcore fans.

Two wildly different anniversary screenings celebrate two wildly iconic films with Al Pacino sitting in conversation with Brett Ratner for the 40th anniversary of DOG DAY AFTERNOON, while The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail host an epic 30th anniversary reunion screening of BETTER OFF DEAD with director Savage Steve Holland, Curtis Armstrong, Diane Franklin and more.

Once again, music features prominently in Beyond Fest’s charter with some of the most influential and innovative artists participating. Die Antwoord’s Ninja will be joined by friends as he hosts a rare 35mm screening of ERASERHEAD for ‘A Night of Zef Absurdia.’ Punk icon Henry Rollins is celebrated with the West Coast premiere of his existential cannibal shocker HE NEVER DIED. Post screening, Rollins will be joined by director Jason Krawczyk in a wide ranging conversation moderated by agent provocateur Shepard Fairey.

Legendary composer Fabio Frizzi is performing in Los Angeles for the first time in his illustrious 40 year career. Complete with his 8-piece orchestra, the Maestro will perform FRIZZI 2 FULCI LIVE: his magnificent musical-opus highlighting his work with Lucio Fulci. FRIZZI 2 FULCI LIVE will also feature a rare screening of the Fulci’s gothic masterpiece THE BEYOND uncut, uncensored and in scope on 35mm.

The original 1925 version of Lon Chaney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA gets the live score treatment courtesy of his grandson Ron Chaney who is screening the masterpiece on 16mm. The 1925 score has remained in possession of the Chaney family since the film’s release and will be performed for one of the first times in 90 years. Ron Chaney will be in attendance to discuss the impact of Chaney’s work.

Premiering live, synth superstar Steve Moore will perform his score to horror wunderkind Joe Begos’ THE MIND’S EYE before the telekinetic shocker receives its hometown throwdown premiere. Moore’s performance will be complemented by the release of a limited 7” courtesy of Death Waltz Records, produced exclusively for the screening.

“Music has been an integral part of Beyond Fest from the very beginning,” said Spencer Hickman, Mondo / Death Waltz Recording Co. Label Head. “The first show we ever booked was Goblin and we’re incredibly proud to build on that foundation with this phenomenal and unique line up.”

Celebrating LA filmmaking remains a priority for Beyond Fest with Karyn Kusama receiving this year’s ‘LA Spotlight’ for her shocking thriller, THE INVITATION. As part of her Spotlight screening, Kusama selected Philip Kaufman’s INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS to accompany her film citing its malevolent corresponding elements and themes.

Beyond Fest welcomes the horror streaming platform Shudder as its Presenting Sponsor, a partnership that provides 10 screenings (9 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 100-seat ‘Shudder Theatre’ will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including a demented Mads Mikkelsen’s in Anders Thomas Jensen’s unbelievably black comedy, MEN AND CHICKEN, manga favorite / insanely-mental-live-action-madness of ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, the hyper-violent remake of Mario Bava’s Euro-crime nasty, RABID DOGS, the creepy debut shocker from Oz Perkins, FEBRUARY, Majid Al Ansari’s electrifying cat and mouse thriller, RATTLE THE CAGE (ZINZANA) and the over-the-top martial arts sequel, SPL 2.

“These are some of the best and most provocative films of the year,” said American Cinematheque and Beyond Fest programmer, Grant Moninger. “That we can provide them completely free of charge is very important to us, we’re thankful to Shudder for being a part of our mission to bring great films to the great genre fans of this city.”

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Beyond Fest 2015.

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BEYOND FEST 2015 PROGRAM
EGYPTIAN THEATRE

THE ASSASSIN
Taiwan, 2015
LA Premiere, 105 min
Director – Hsiao-hsien Hou

BETTER OFF DEAD – 30th Anniversary Reunion Hosted by The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
United States, 1985
97 min
Director – Savage Steve Holland
wi. Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, director Savage Steve Holland + cast in person

THE BEYOND
Uncut, uncensored director’s cut in scope on 35mm
Italy, 1981
35mm, 87 min
Director – Lucio Fulci

BONE TOMAHAWK
United States, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 133 min
Director – S. Craig Zahler
wi. director S. Craig Zahler and actor Matthew Fox in person

DOG DAY AFTERNOON
United States, 2015
35mm, 125 min
Director – Sidney Lumet
wi. actor Al Pacino and director Brett Ratner in person

THE DEVILS
Original US Rare cut on 35mm
England, 1971
35mm, 111 min
Director – Ken Russell
wi. introduction by director Bernard Rose

Ninja Presents ERASERHEAD: A Night of Zef Absurdia
United States, 1977
35mm, 89 min
Director – David Lynch
wi. Ninja and friends in person

THE EVIL DEAD (wi. EVIL DEAD II)
Co-presented with Starz and ASH VS EVIL DEAD
United States, 1983
35mm, 87 min
Director – Sam Raimi
wi. Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright in person

EVIL DEAD II (wi. THE EVIL DEAD)
Co-presented with Starz and ASH VS EVIL DEAD
United States, 1987
35mm, 84 min
Director – Sam Raimi
wi. Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright in person

FRIZZI 2 FULCI LIVE (wi. THE BEYOND)
Italy, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 100 min
wi. Fabio Frizzi and 8-piece orchestra performing live

HE NEVER DIED
United States, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 99 min
Director – Jason Krawczyk
wi. director Jason Krawczyk and actor Henry Rollins, moderated by Shepard Fairey in person

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (wi. THE INVITATION)
United States, 1978
115 min
Director – Philip Kaufman

THE INVITATION (wi. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS)
United States, 2015
Special Screening, 97 min
Director – Karyn Kusama
wi. director Karyn Kusama, writers Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi and actor Logan Marshall-Green in person

LEGEND
United States, 2015
LA Premiere, 131 min
Director – Brian Hegeland

THE MIND’S EYE
United States, 2015
US Premiere, 87 min
Director – Joe Begos
wi. live performance by Steve Moore before screening
wi. director / writer Joe Begos, editor Josh Ethier and actors Graham Skipper, Noah Segan in person

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
United States, 1925
16mm, 101 min (1925 original release)
Director – Rupert Julian
wi. live score performance of the original 1925 composition
wi. Ron Chaney in person

TOO LATE (free screening)
United States, 2015
35mm, 107 min
Director – Dennis Hauck
wi. director / writer Dennis Hauck in person

YAKUZA APOCALYPSE
Japan, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 115 min
Director – Takashi Miike

SHUDDER THEATRE

ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (free screening)
Japan, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 110 min
Director – Eiichiro Hasumi

DER BUNKER (free screening)
Germany, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 85 min
Director – Nikias Chryssos

FEBRUARY (free screening)
United States/Canada, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 93 min
Director – Oz Perkins
wi. director / writer Oz Perkins in person

IN SEARCH OF ULTRA SEX (free screening)
France, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 60 min
Directors – Nicolas Charlet and Bruno Lavaine

MEN AND CHICKEN (free screening)
Denmark, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 100 min
Director – Anders Thomas Jensen

RABID DOGS (free screening)
France, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 99 min
Director – Eric Hannezo

SPL 2 (free screening)
China, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 120 min
Director – Pou-Soi Cheang

RATTLE THE CAGE (ZINZANA) (free screening)
United Arab Emirates, Jordan, 2015
West Coast Premiere, 91 min
Director – Majid Al Ansari

Attending the Festival

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2015 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque on 9.3. EVIL DEAD tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets on 9.5 at noon.

We are now accepting press credential applications for Beyond Fest 2015. To apply, please send your name and outlet as well as a letter of assignment from your editor or a business card to the FONS PR team at beyondfest [at] fonspr.com for consideration. The deadline to apply for press credentials is Wednesday, September 16th. Please note all applications are subject to approval.

For Beyond Fest Media Inquiries

CONTACT: Brandy Fons
PHONE: (310) 809-8882
E-MAIL: Contact Brandy

For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events

CONTACT: Margot Gerber
PHONE: 323.461.2020 ext. 115
E-MAIL: Contact Margot

Beyond Fest, Mondo, Death Waltz Recording Co. present FRIZZI2FULCI LIVE with Fabio Frizzi

Legendary composer Fabio Frizzi comes to Los Angeles for the first time ever to perform his horror classics live. Complete with his 8-piece Frizzi2Fulci Orchestra, Fabio will perform for one night only on Sunday, October 4th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Beyond Fest have partnered with Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Co. to bring the Italian maestro to Los Angeles where he performing suites from Lucio Fulci’s classic Italian horror films including ZOMBI 2 (AKA ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS), SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK, THE BEYOND, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, MANHATTAN BABY and more. Orchestral performances will also be accompanied by live visuals derived from Fulci’s iconic filmography.

In addition to Frizzi2Fulci Live, fans will also be treated to a very special screening of THE BEYOND immediately after the live performance. To celebrate Fabio’s arrival in Los Angeles, Grindhouse Releasing are generously sharing their private print of Fulci’s gothic masterpiece.

This rarely seen 35mm print is the fully uncensored and unrated director’s cut, in scope.

“We are delighted to bring Fabio, one of the undisputed masters of Italian horror soundtracks, to North America,” said Mondo Music label head, Spencer Hickman. “We’ve been trying to bring him here for two years, that he will perform for the first time on US soil with his live tribute show to Italian director Lucio Fulci makes it incredibly special for both Fabio and fans alike.”

“This is a great opportunity to tell my story in America, the story of an Italian composer and his journey through sound and cinema. I’m excited to share the sights and sounds of Lucio Fulci’s and to perform for US fans that have been supportive for the last 40 years of my career. It’s an emotion that is hard to explain,” said Frizzi of the upcoming shows.

Highly influential to this day, Fabio Frizzi is one of the most celebrated Italian film composers, and respected in the same iconic pantheon as Ennio Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin and Gianni Ferrio.

Frizzi’s influence has been cited by a vast range of contemporary artists ranging from Boards Of Canada to Wu Tang’s RZA, and he is heavily referenced by the rising stars of synth-horror including Umberto and Zombi. Frizzi’s work also resonates with cinephiles as Quentin Tarantino used the theme from SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK for his soundtrack to KILL BILL VOL 1.

Event Details

Beyond Fest, Mondo & Death Waltz Recording Co. present FRIZZI 2 FULCI LIVE with Fabio Frizzi

Sunday October 4th, 2015 – Egyptian Theatre at 7:30pm

Includes 35mm fully uncensored, director’s cut screening of THE BEYOND in scope

Ticket price: $28 general admission / $40 VIP

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH AT 10:00AM PST

GENERAL TICKETS – $28  VIP PACKAGE – SOLD OUT

VIP package is limited to 50 tickets and includes:

  • Meet and greet signing session with Fabio Frizzi
  • Early entry to view sound check
  • First access to seating
  • An exclusive 13″ x 13″ small batch, hand silkscreen print on 100# rag paper featuring artwork from THE BEYOND by Graham Humphreys. Limited and numbered edition of 50.
beyond-limited-print

VIP Print Artwork

Death Waltz Recording Co. Releases

To celebrate Fabio’s arrival in the US, Death Waltz Recording Co. will be releasing two new Fabio Frizzi releases on ltd edition vinyl, both of which will be available to purchase at the Beyond Fest show on October 4th (the remainder will be made available through Mondo at a later date).

FRIZZI 2 FULCI LIVE

  • Death Waltz’s premiere live album, Frizzi2Fulci Live is a live recording of the first ever performance of Frizzi2Fulci Live from London in 2013.
  • Double vinyl LP housed inside a gatefold sleeve with artwork by Graham Humphreys and mastered at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
  • Colored vinyl edition: Blue & Green split vinyl with Orange splatter
  • 100 units available at show / 1,000 units total pressed

THE BEYOND

  • Reissue of the highly sought-after soundtrack to THE BEYOND with brand new packaging and artwork by Graham Humphreys.
  • Single vinyl record housed inside a gatefold sleeve with a booklet containing never before seen on set photographs.
  • Colored vinyl edition: Opaque green / clear green vinyl swirl with orange splatter
  • 100 units available at show / 1,000 units total pressed

Beyond Fest and Death Waltz Records Present HO! HO! HELL!

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT + CHRISTMAS EVIL Death Waltz Records Release
Featuring Cast! Crew! Krampus’! Donuts! Nuns! Snow! And all sorts of other Christmas carnage!

Bring the family and come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with two of the most infamous shockers ever committed to celluloid.

Enjoying its 30th anniversary, SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT returns to the big screen on glorious 35mm, courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive.

After drawing the ire of parents, critics and its distributor, SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT quickly became the stuff of lurid legend as a homicidal Santa stabs, slashes and slaughters his way through Christmas Eve. Virtually every moral taboo is shattered in a wild 85 minutes that brings the warm glow of festive fear to one and all.

Not content with just one sacrilegious screening, we’re doubling down with the film John Waters described as “the greatest Christmas movie ever made,” the incomparable CHRISTMAS EVIL.

Molestation and murder are once again high on the holiday wish list as a mentally scarred child grows up to be a homicidal maniac with a penchant for Santa suits.

Rarely seen on the big screen, CHRISTMAS EVIL is a wonderfully dark and twistedly funny indictment of the commercialization of Christmas that is more cutting today than it was upon it’s release.

Copies of both soundtracks will be available to purchase on-site.

Immediately following SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT there will be a Q&A with cast and crew of SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT and CHRISTMAS EVIL director Lewis Jackson, followed by a signing session of both records.

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FREE Popcorn Screening

We are super happy to announce that we have a FREE screening of Popcorn on 35mm on 10/4/14 at 4.30 as part of Beyond Fest in conjunction with our friends Secret Sixteen.

Star Jill Schoelen will be in attendence and there will also be free popcorn.

We’ll have a Q&A after the film and plenty of giveaways too.

 

 

Program Addition: EL REY NETWORK Presents THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

As an addition to the already exciting screening of ‘Halloween’ tomorrow, immediately after the film El Rey Network will screen an episode of ‘The Director’s Chair’ featuring Robert Rodriguez and the horror master himself; John Carpenter!

The Director’s Chair is an hour-long series with a ten episode run featuring “the industry’s most notable directors as they engage in a revealing and unexpected exchange about the world of filmmaking.”

El Rey Network is a new 24-hour English-language television and digital network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez for everyone who loves action-packed and irreverent entertainment. Birthed from a different perspective, El Rey Network will be the first cable and digital network launched by a creative visionary whose body of film work has garnered diehard fans around the world that celebrate his rebel take on entertainment.

Now for the first time on television, El Rey Network’s programming will reflect Robert Rodriguez’s unique personal style and taste, along with the contributions of his artistic collective of friends. Whether it’s his new original-signature-dramas or favorite action, horror, grindhouse, sci-fi, or next-generation sports, the Network will be broadly entertaining and riveting for everyone who’s a renegade at heart.

 

Death Waltz Recording Co.: How to Purchase Records

OK Gang

Here is the information on purchasing both The Hook & Pull Gang re-score & THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL S/T…

The forecourt of the Egyptian will be open from 3:30 pm and we’ll be selling records from 4 pm onwards. To purchase records you will need to show your physical ticket so we can stamp it (It is strictly 1 of each record per person)

We have very ltd numbers of The Hook & Pull Gang as there were only 500 available between Mondocon and Beyond Fest) Please be advised that you may not be able to purchase the record if you are late.

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