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Beyond Fest, the popular dark genre film festival based in Los Angeles, is back and it’s larger and weirder than ever. Celebrating a decade of dark genre cinema, this year’s slate has 63 full length features including ten world premieres and three US premieres, plus 25 West Coast debut screenings. Running now thru October 11th, the event shares a partnership with the American Cinematheque, and will pop up at locales throughout L.A. – from the IMAX theater at the TCL Chinese to the Hollywood Legion Theatre to the Aero and the Los Feliz 3.
31 free Beyond Fest screenings at the Shudder Theatre at the Los Feliz 3, including World Premieres, U.S. Premieres, West Coast Premieres and live conversations with filmmakers.
RSVPs for all free events will be available on their website starting at 9am the day of the show. First come, first served. There will be standby lines for all shows.
Beyond Fest today unveiled the lineup for its tenth anniversary edition, returning to Los Angeles from September 27th – October 11th, following the sold-out fest of 2021.
This year’s installment of the United States’ biggest genre festival opens with two free screenings of Parker Finn’s anticipated Paramount horror Smile, closing out with the World Premiere of Halloween Ends, the conclusion to the iconic horror franchise from Universal Pictures, Trancas International, Miramax and Blumhouse.
It can be argued that Peter Greenaway is today’s feature filmmaker with the most wide-ranging musical imagination. His best-known films — “The Draughtsman’s Contract,” “A Zed & Two Noughts,” “Drowning by Numbers,” “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover” and “Prospero’s Books” — were celebrated in the 1980s and early ’90s for their gripping visual imagination, erudite literate texts and provocative subject matter.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
I started seeing 70mm film festivals pop up all over the country this summer. The Somerville Theatre near Boston had its 70mm and widescreen festival in June. While that was happening, the Music Box Theatre’s 70mm fest went on in Chicago. Last month, the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles had a month-long, Ultra Cinematheque 70 Fest series at the Aero Theatre. And New York’s Museum of the Moving Image currently has a 70mm program underway.
GKIDS announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that it and American Cinematheque will screen a retrospective of films by anime director Masaaki Yuasa in two California theaters from August 5 to 7. The retrospective celebrates and leads up to GKIDS‘ upcoming screening of Yuasa’s latest film INU-OH in U.S. theaters on August 12.
The American Cinematheque will honor Blumhouse and its founder and CEO Jason Blum with the 2022 Power of Cinema Award.
The award will be presented at American Cinematheque’s annual benefit on Nov. 17, where Ryan Reynolds will be recognized with the 36th annual American Cinematheque Award.
Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down, it helps to have a good cry or watch a sad film. If you feel that pandemic angst, Wednesday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 8 is an excellent time to get your fill of some of cinema’s most sorrow-filled films.
The American Cinematheque has tapped Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav as its newest board member.
“We are so pleased to have David join the Board of Directors. He brings a strategic perspective that will add to the growth of our film programming and especially with the AC’s expansion into educational initiatives and archive content development,” American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said in a statement on Monday.
While the pandemic’s impact on the big circuits grabbed most of the headlines, it has brought challenges to the entire exhibition sector — including the independent cinemas whose connection with their local districts and embrace of all aspects of film culture plays a powerful role in the moviegoing experience. Screen celebrates 15 indie cinemas from across the globe that have navigated Covid to remain a force in their communities.
Ryan Reynolds will receive the 36th American Cinematheque Award.
The ceremony and tribute to the actor will take place Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
On March 8, 1991, Mario Van Peebles’ feature directorial debut “New Jack City” premiered at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood. On Saturday, a little more than 30 years later, Van Peebles walked the red carpet outside the very same cinema — now renamed the Regency Village Theatre — for a special screening of his classic crime thriller, hosted by the American Cinematheque.
Though the American Cinematheque‘s Tribute to the Crafts event on Monday night was thrown for a fraction of the budget of the Academy Awards, the producers of the Oscars should take note, as this awards show was a success by any measure.
Longtime Variety reporter Dave McNary was remembered as a consummate journalist who deeply loved covering the movie business during American Cinematheque’s Tribute to the Crafts, held Monday night at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre.
The American Cinematheque has launched “Women on the Go,” a new series programmed by Imani Davis that runs through Sunday, March 20, and celebrates women, travel and risk-taking. Among the films screening are Eric Rohmer’s “The Green Ray,” Chantal Akerman’s “Les Rendez-vous d’Anna,” Agnès Varda’s “Vagabond” and a 35mm screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s “My Blueberry Nights.”
The American Cinematheque recently hosted a tribute to legendary filmmaker Kenneth Branagh. The tribute featured screenings of four films that are featured in his latest film Belfast, a semi-autobiographical love letter to his hometown, and culminated in a Belfast screening followed by a Q&A with writer and director Kenneth Branagh.
The Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue is the Westside home of The American Cinematheque. The American Cinematheque was founded by renowned director Sydney Pollack and the creators behind The Filmex Los Angeles Film Festival after Pollack took a trip to Paris in 1984 and experienced the Cinémathèque Française.
The longtime collaborators and close friends reunited Sunday for an American Cinematheque virtual tribute to talk acting, creative process and preparation: “You always surprise me.”
Are you searching for a respite from the Chicago cold this winter? Look no further. This January, Cinematic Void, the Los Angeles cult film series based at the American Cinematheque, has expanded its popular “January Giallo” film program by partnering with the Music Box Theatre’s Music Box of Horrors to bring moviegoers a weekly escape into the stylish subgenre.
The American Cinematheque announced today the honorees for the inaugural Tribute to the Crafts, which will take place in-person on Jan. 26, at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif.
In the ever-growing list of awards shows, American Cinematheque is throwing its clout behind a new one they call Tribute to the Crafts, an in-person celebration of the artisans behind the scenes who don’t get nearly the attention during the season that their above-the-line colleagues seem to.
Often we refer to the concept of family as the ties that bind, and for good reason. Because sometimes, our family can be the very thing in our lives that is either holding us down or they can keep us connected to some type of trauma that continues to haunt our very existence. That’s the primary theme that ripples throughout Scott Cooper’s Antlers, a harrowing, gut-punch creature feature that is shockingly bleak at times and features brilliant performances from Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, and the precocious Jeremy T. Thomas, who is at the center of Antler’s mystery and is so heartbreakingly great in this.
“A core tenet from the outset was that we just want to be cool with the audience,” says Beyond Fest co-founder and programmer Christian Parkes.
Currently in the midst of its ninth edition in Los Angeles, one massive way Beyond Fest has remained “cool” with its audience is through hosting 31 free screenings.
Tom Skerritt, who fans remember from films like “Alien” and “Top Gun,” chatted about his new film “East of the Mountains.”
At first there weren’t a lot of people besides the writer-director Bernard Rose who thought it was a good idea to make the title villain of the 1992 film “Candyman” Black.
After a year-and-a-half, a presidential election, and an international pandemic, the Los Feliz 3 theater on Vermont Avenue is finally reopening this Saturday.
The American Cinematheque has set another honoree for its Nov. 18 gala, confirming media company Participant to receive the Power of Cinema Award presented by Hill Valley.
Scarlett Johansson will receive the 35th annual American Cinematheque Award gala and tribute at the Beverly Hilton on Nov. 18.
Scarlett Johansson has a date with American Cinematheque on Nov. 18.
In 1993’s “True Romance,” Christian Slater as Clarence and Patricia Arquette as call girl Alabama enjoy a martial arts triple feature at a single-screen Detroit movie theater. Except in reality, it’s not a Detroit cinema; it’s the classic Vista Theatre, on the border of Los Feliz and East Hollywood, serving as a stand-in.
The nonprofit cultural-arts and film-preservation group American Cinematheque will reopen the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Thursday.
After 14 months of closure local theaters are coming back to life, luring cinephiles with the promise of fresh popcorn and strict safety protocols.
The American Cinematheque announced that the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will reopen on June 10.
American Cinematheque announced on Wednesday that the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will reopen on June 10, also teasing a new partnership with the Los Feliz 3.
From shiny multiplexes to opulent indies to that one around the corner with the sticky carpets and the slightly stale pick ‘n’ mix, the spectrum of cinemas is a mile wide – and we miss them all. All of them are sanctuaries for movie lovers; places to go dream and be transported.
Leading Black filmmakers, producers and writers opened up about what inspired them to enter cinema and the importance of capturing the Black diasporic experience on screen during a virtual panel co-hosted by the American Cinematheque and the African American Film Critics Association.
Spike Lee’s American Cinematheque tribute is taking shape with the addition of Angela Bassett, Ryan Coogler, Jodie Foster, Rosie Perez and Da 5 Bloods stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said Monday that producer Stephanie Allain, WME partner Esther Chang and Black List founder Franklin Leonard will serve as new board members at the organization.
The Cinematheque, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit committed to screening movies in theaters and fostering conversations between filmmakers and moviegoers, had been in increasingly dire financial straits for several years.
The American Cinematheque will honor Spike Lee with its 34th American Cinematheque Award, which will be presented Jan. 14, 2021 as part of a pandemic-era virtual tribute.
Spike Lee will receive the American Cinematheque Award and will be honored during a virtual tribute on Jan. 14, 2021.
The idea of a U.S. film festival sticking to its dates in 2020 with a fully programmed, all-physical, non-virtual slate of screenings?
While film festivals and much of public life have gone virtual in the pandemic, Los Angeles’ genre-focused Beyond Fest is here to say: “F— COVID.”
The late director will be feted with a virtual celebration of her small-screen work featuring collaborators, friends and boyfriend Marc Maron.
Review: ‘Mr. Topaze,’ Peter Sellers’ directing debut, emerges from the star’s vault
The restored “MR TOPAZE” will make its virtual debut at the American Cinematheque.
Faced with over $8 million in essential renovations at the Egyptian Theatre, the American Cinematheque faced closing the historic Hollywood movie palace and ceasing to exist as an organization. And then, Netflix bought the theater.
Netflix to put a new spin on L.A.’s classic Egyptian Theatre.
The American Cinematheque is going to host an online screening and virtual Q&A for “The Half of It.”…there will be an online discussion with writer-director Alice Wu and stars Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer and Alexxis Lemire moderated by “The Farewell” filmmaker Lulu Wang.
Today it is offering the digital debut of the extremely rare short The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany, from legendary Oscar-winning filmmaker Agnès Varda.
The film organization behind theaters such as Hollywood’s Egyptian and Santa Monica’s Aero just released a video where chief projectionist Benjamin Tucker talks us through the projection room of the world-famous Egyptian Theatre.
John Sayles: Independent Salute to the veteran indie filmmaker includes screenings of such Sayles classics as “Return of the Secaucus Seven,” “Matewan,” “Brother From Another Planet,” “Lone Star,” “Limbo,” “Passion Fish” and “Eight Men Out.”
The shrewd programmers at the American Cinematheque have dreamt up an engaging way to riff off the Oscar-nominated success of “Ford v Ferrari” by putting together a series called “Ford vs…” that pairs a John Ford film with a similarly themed work by another director.
Benjamin was one of the stars of “The Last of Sheila” along with Dyan Cannon. The two are reuniting for a screening of the film on Sunday evening at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood
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