One of our favorite film festivals of the year, Beyond Fest, has just released its full lineup. The lineup includes the West Coast premieres of ‘Parasite’, ‘Jojo Rabbit, ‘Dolemite Is My Name’, ‘Color Out of Space’, ‘The Lodge’, the world premiere of ‘Mister America’, and reunion anniversary screenings of ‘Natural Born Killers’ and ‘Jennifer’s Body.’ Beyond Fest is the highest-attended genre film festival in the US. The 2019 programming includes of 39 features including three world premieres, 2 US premieres and 17 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Beyond Fest will take place at Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 14 days, September 25th – October 8th. The festival generates funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.
As always, Beyond Fest covers films from around the globe with a diverse slate. The festival will open with a double-bill from Spectrevision, featuring ‘Color Out of Space,’ with director Richard Stanley in person, and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s ‘Daniel Isn’t Real.’ Many highly anticipated films will be making their West Coast debut including this year’s transcendent Palme d’Or winner, ‘Parasite,’ with writer/director Bong Joon-Ho in person, and Taika Waititi’s brilliantly provocative and timely tale, ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ We’re very excited to see Eddie Murphy in Craig Brewer’s’ Dolemite is my Name,’ which is paired with Rudy Ray Moore’s original 1975 Blaxploitation classic ‘Dolemite.’
Other highlights include ‘Come to Daddy’ that will be presented by director Ant Timpson & star Elijah Wood and 80’s horror documentary ‘In Search of Darkness,’ that will be accompanied by an epic panel of filmmakers and talent from the legendary era.
“As the world hurtles towards its impending demise we’re happy to once again celebrate some of the most progressive and exceptional filmmaking out there,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “To share a Palme d’Or winner from a master director alongside something undiscovered and as exhilarating as THE VAST OF NIGHT is everything that Beyond Fest believes in.”
The festival will close with a special 25th-anniversary reunion of Oliver Stone’s incendiary masterpiece, ‘Natural Born Killers’, featuring a post-screening Q&A with director Stone, stars Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, and producer Don Murphy in-person. Legendary actor Tom Atkins joins Beyond Fest for a special triple bill featuring three of his most beloved and iconic roles in ‘The Fog, ‘Halloween III: The Season of the Witch’, and ‘Night of the Creeps.’ Director Karyn Kusama reunites with star Megan Fox for a 10-year anniversary screening of their genre-bending ‘Jennifer’s Body’, Elliott Gould makes a rare appearance to share his stories as Philip Marlowe following Robert Altman’s personal print of ‘The Long Goodbye’, and William Friedkin will be at Beyond Fest to talk about ‘The Exorcist’.
Beyond Shorts will be announced shortly.
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Tickets for Beyond Fest 2019 will be made available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets and the American Cinemathequestarting Sept.7th, 2019.