Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 - Tue, Oct 9, 2018
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BEYOND FEST 2018
Co-presented by Hulu and Shudder

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, returns to the Egyptian Theatre with 46 features and 24 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Hulu and Shudder, Beyond Fest presents 14 days of cinematic splendor, from Wednesday, September 26 - Tuesday, October 9, 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 Noé’s dizzying acid-nightmare CLIMAX, with star Sofia Boutella in person, while closing-night honors are bestowed upon S. Craig Zahler and his 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 Åkerlund, 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 also will debut a series of festive shorts created specifically by Hulu for its annual Huluween celebration.

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, which was 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.

The most beloved cult classics are celebrated via a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Director Slava Tsukerman brings the all-new 4K restoration of his timeless Nu-York odyssey, LIQUID SKY; hometown superhero Don Coscarelli launches his new book, True Indie, with a free screening of his mummified masterpiece, BUBBA HO TEP; and martial arts legend Sonny Chiba will be present for the immortal DOBERMAN COP. Horror icon/aficionado/director/writer Eli Roth presents the inaugural "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 revisited via double bills featuring all-new documentaries, as Andre Gower rallies THE MONSTER SQUAD cast and crew to suit up for a special screening paired with the doc WOLFMAN’S GOT NARDS, and Sam Jones and Melody Anderson reunite once more for a double feature of FLASH GORDON and LIFE AFTER FLASH. Anime masterpiece AKIRA and Robin Hardy’s pagan pleasurefest THE WICKER MAN both will have 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) free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat “Shudder Theatre” will feature a brand-new film selected from around 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, creator of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN; the feel-good festivities of zombie musical ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE; Henry Dunham’s no-nonsense, tough-as-nails THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK; and Gustav Möller’s breathtaking thriller THE GUILTY. Shudder also flexes its global reach with four specially selected thrill rides: Dennison Ramalho’s THE NIGHTSHIFTER, Demian Rugna’s TERRIFIED, Orson Oblowitz’s THE QUEEN OF HOLLYWOOD BLVD. and Jéremié Guez’s A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART.
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See our CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH series for additional Beyond Fest screenings!

Both TheatresWed, Sep 26, 2018 - Tue, Oct 9, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night! In Person Guests!
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Director Jonas Åkerlund In Person!
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening! Plus Pop-Up Shop & DJ Set!
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Thu, Sep 27, 2018 - 10:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero In Person!
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
In Person Guests!
Fri, Sep 28, 2018 - 10:15pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening! Director Orson Oblowitz In Person!
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 - 11:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening! In Person Guests!
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 - 3:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening! Director Gustav Möller In Person!
Sun, Sep 30, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Free Screening!
Mon, Oct 1, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Eli Roth & William Lustig In Person!
Tue, Oct 2, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening! In Person Guests!
Tue, Oct 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Free Screening! In Person Guests!
Tue, Oct 2, 2018 - 10:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
In Person Guests!
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening! In Person Guests!
Wed, Oct 3, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
In Person Guests!
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Thu, Oct 4, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Fri, Oct 5, 2018 - 10:15pm
Egyptian Theatre
In Person Guests!
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 - 2:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Free Screening!
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Sonny Chiba In Person!
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 - 3:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Drew Goddard & Jeremy Latcham In Person!
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
In Person Guests!
Mon, Oct 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Free Screening!
Mon, Oct 8, 2018 - 9:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Free Screening!
LUZ
Tue, Oct 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
In Person Guests!
Tue, Oct 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre