Beyond Fest 2015

I can’t quite take in the full lineup for this year’s Beyond Fest, which takes place in Los Angeles from October 1 – 12. There are west coast premieres for films like Kurt Russell’s Bone Tomahawk, and The Assassin from Hou Hsiao-hsien. There’s a special screening of Karyn Kusama’s excellent movie The Invitation, and Edgar Wright and Bruce Campbell paired with screenings of the first two Evil Dead movies on 35mm.

There’s Al Pacino — Al freaking Pacino — in person with a 35mm screening of Dog Day Afternoon, and Fabio Frizzi playing a very rare US show (one of only two this year) paired with a screening of The Beyond, uncut, on 35mm. There’s the X-rated version of The Devils, also on 35mm, and a presentation of the 1925 Phantom of the Opera (on 16mm!) with the original 1925 score presented live by Ron Chaney.

There’s more out of Beyond Fest 2015, too, but if that’s not enough to get your attention I don’t know what would be. Check out the full lineup below. 

 

BEYOND FEST 2015 PROGRAM

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

THE ASSASSIN
China, 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 X-rated 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. The 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. The 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
West Coast Premiere, 131 min
Director – Brian Hegeland
wi. director / writer Brian Hegeland in person

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

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

Attend:
Tickets for Beyond Fest 2015 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque on 9/3/15. EVIL DEAD tickets will be available through Brown Paper Tickets on 9/5/15 at noon pt.

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