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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#BeyondFest Present HE NEVER DIED Q&A With #HenryRollins

On Wednesday October 7th, Beyond Fest is proud to host punk icon Henry Rollins in conversation with Shepard Fairey alongside the West Coast Premiere of his new film HE NEVER DIED.

In a role he grabs by the throat, Rollins plays Jack, a dark longer whose life is turned upside down by the arrival of Andrea (Jordan Todosey), a girl claiming to be his daughter. Jack's routine of bingo and cannibalism is severely hampered when his past returns to haunt him as Andrea is kidnapped by men intent on killing him. With a history of murder to reference, Jack heads out on a bloody rampage of revenge and redemption.

Thrust forward by a force of nature performance which matches Rollins explosive onstage energy, HE NEVER DIED is a singular experience that is a weird and wonderful joy to watch.

After the film Rollins and director Jason Krawczyk will join Shepard Fairey in conversation in what is bound to be one of the most entertaining Q&A's hosted on the Beyond Fest stage.

On Friday October 9th, Beyond Fest is proud to host the West Coast Premiere and hometown throw down of THE MIND'S EYE: the explosive new film from Joe Begos that garnered him the Best Director Award at Fantastic Fest last week. Not only will Begos, Josh Eithier and Graham Skipper attend the show but synth legend Steve Moore will also perform live on stage before the screening!

Set in a snow covered 1990, THE MIND'S EYE picks up on drifter Zack Connors (Skipper), as he quietly passes through a sleepy New England town. Unfortunately for Zack, Dr. Michael Slovak (a gleefully evil John Speredakos), the leading authority on telekinesis, has other plans, forcefully admitting him into his institute to "help" him control his unique skill. True to form, things do not go as planned for Slovak or anyone who gets in the way of Zack and his mind-melting powers as the film escalates to outrageously gory heights.

With echoes of Cronenberg, Carpenter, Romero, Raimi et al , The Mind's Eye reunites the wolf pack of Almost Human brilliantly and is a quintessential midnight ride into hyper-violent-telekinetic-carnage that is not to be missed!

Doors open at 6:30PM and the shows begin at 7:30PM.

Attend Beyond Fest:
Tickets for Beyond Fest 2015 are available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque.

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Beyond Fest
Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to build the genre community in Los Angeles. Based out of Hollywood's legendary Egyptian Theatre, Beyond Fest is built in partnership with the American Cinematheque, Meltdown Comics, Death Waltz Recording Co. and the Alamo Drafthouse's, Fantastic Fest. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is JAWS.

American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman's first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Death Waltz Recording Co.
FOUNDED in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene . In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

Meltdown Comics
Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000 sq ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the Comedy Central's The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, live shows and podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom.
Not content with LA Weekly naming us one of the "Top 50 things why LA kicks ass," Hef's Playboy Magazine named us a "top 10 store you must visit before you die." Oh, and "Husbands and Knives," the 7th episode of The Simpsons' 19th season... The lead segment is based on us. (Google it.) 'Nuff Said!

Shudder
Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters. Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.

Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Andy and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero & Darren Aronofsky. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas and was named "America's wildest Film Festival" by The Guardian.

SpectreFest
SpectreFest is a hand-picked look at the latest and greatest in progressive genre films and forward-thinking music from around the world that challenge our grip on reality. SpectreFest: a place where unexpected elements of the fantastic gather together - offering cold shadows, distant melodies, forgotten memories and new hauntings. SpectreFest: a collaboration between Cinefamily and SpectreVision.


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