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The American Cinematheque is a member-donor-volunteer supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to celebrate the experience of cinema.
40 years of American Cinematheque film programming….and counting. Dive into the AC Vault to discover past Q&As and clips from our vast and newly digitized archives, old calendars and programs, new podcasts, conversations and much more.
Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and immersive in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries, presenting new and repertory cinema to Los Angeles.
Festival | The highest-attended genre film festival in the US.
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Beyond Fest is the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles, with an annual fall festival and year-round special screenings & premieres in partnership with the American Cinematheque. Created by a collective of film nerds/cultural innovators, it is dedicated to delivering the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema. Festival programming is globally sourced and comprises of a diverse and eclectic mix of gala premieres, rare retrospectives, and special events.
A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is Jaws.
Festival | Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, returns for its 11th outing with a 55-feature slate spanning 15 days of cinematic excess, including 5 world premieres, 3 North American Premieres, 7 US premieres, and 18 West Coast Premieres.
Festival | 10th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 9th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 8th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 7th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 6th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 5th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 4th Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 3rd Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | 2nd Annual Beyond Fest
Festival | Inaugural Beyond Fest
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