Beyond Fest Announces Full 2015 Lineup, Including ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Legend’ and More

Beyond Fest Announces Full 2015 Lineup, Including 'The Assassin,' 'Legend' and More

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Beyond Fest has announced its full slate of 2015 programming, featuring 25 events that will bring some of the year’s biggest festival hits and some of cinema’s most legendary genre films together in Los Angeles. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest will take place October 1-12 at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre to generate funds for co-presenter American Cinematheque.  

Highlights from the 2015 lineup include 18 Los Angeles premieres, such as the Tom Hardy-starring "Legend" and the Cannes-winning martial arts epic "The Assassin," as well as special events like a 35mm double feature of "Evil Dead" presented by Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright. Other guests set to attend the event include Brett Ratner, Henry Rollins, Shepard Fairey, Fabio Frizzi and Al Pacino for a special presentation of "Dog Day Afternoon."

"We’re just relieved that a film institution as revered as the American Cinematheque let us come back," said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. "Last year, guests were whipped, they vomited and snorted snuff en masse, it was bedlam. With this lineup I’m proud to say it’s going to be even bigger."

Check out the complete Beyond Fest lineup below:

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
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
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
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

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