Beyond Fest To Host ‘CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH’ With David Cronenberg In Attendance!

Beyond Fest has announced a 13-film celebration of body horror legend, David Cronenberg at the Egyptian Theater. The fest is called CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH. David Cronenberg himself will be in attendance. Get all the details below.

From The Press Release

Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S., is excited to announce Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh– an exhaustive,13-film celebration of the legendary autuer’s career. Returning to Los Angeles for the first time in a decade, David Cronenberg will be in attendance for three, special event screenings at the legendary Egyptian Theatre where he will be joined by actors, collaborators, and guest moderators.

Co-presented by Telefilm Canada, the American Cinematheque’s partner for the annual Canada Now film festival, and with the support of the Consulate General of Canada, Cronenberg on Cronenberg opens on Saturday, September 29th with The Shaping of Rage, an all-day marathon of David Cronenberg’s early films, SHIVERS, RABID, THE BROOD, and SCANNERS, presented sequentially and on 35mm. That evening, Cronenberg will be joined by long-time collaborator Howard Shore for a 30thanniversary screening of DEAD RINGERS with director Mick Garris moderating a post-screening Q&A.

A spotlight shines on giant bugs on Sunday, September 30thwith a double bill of THE FLY and NAKED LUNCH where Cronenberg will be joined with THE FLY’s Geena Davis and the composer of both films, Howard Shore.

Cronenberg’s groundbreaking approach to the distorted world of virtual reality is examined on Monday, October 1stwith a double bill of VIDEODROME and EXISTENZ. Cronenberg will be joined in person by composer Howard Shore and his two lead actresses, Debbie Harry and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Director Leigh Whannell will moderate the Q&A between films.

“David Cronenberg has been a visionary master of the art of cinema for over four decades,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “Screening these iconic films here in L.A. with his collaborators and partners is an absolute dream. Unless Kubrick is in hiding, we will probably quit after this.”

In addition to the screening events at the Egyptian Theatre, there are two double bills at the Aero Theatre: A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE & EASTERN PROMISES and CRASH & SPIDER. All 13 films screened during Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be on 35mm film.

To commemorate Cronenberg’s presence at Beyond Fest, renowned artist Alan Hynes has created an exclusive print and industry-leading collectibles brand, Mondo, have created a series of Cronenberg-related products that will be exclusively available at the festival.

Tickets for Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque at 10 a.m., Saturday, September  1st.

The remaining slate for Beyond Fest 2018 will be announced shortly.

 

CRONENBERG WITH CRONENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE NEW FLESH PROGRAM

 

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

SHIVERS

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Runtime: 87 min.

Year: 1976

 

RABID

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada / USA

Runtime: 91 min.

Year: 1977

 

THE BROOD

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Runtime: 92 min.

Year: 1979

 

SCANNERS

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Runtime: 103 min.

Year: 1981

 

DEAD RINGERS

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: USA

Runtime: 102 min.

Year: 2017

GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore

THE FLY

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: USA / UK / Canada

Runtime: 96 min.

Year: 1986

GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Geena Davis 

 

NAKED LUNCH

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canad / UK / Japan

Runtime: 115 min.

Year: 1991

GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, (Geena Davis)

 

VIDEODROME

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada

Runtime: 87 min.

Year: 1983

GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Debie Harry (Jennifer Jason Leigh)

 

EXISTENZ

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada / UK / France

Runtime: 97 min.

Year: 1999

GUESTS: David Cronenberg, Howard Shore, Jennifer Jason Leigh (Debbie Harry) 

 

AERO THEATRE

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: USA / Germany / Canada

Runtime: 96 min.

Year: 2005

EASTERN PROMISES

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: UK / Canada / USA

Runtime: 101 min.

Year: 2007

SPIDER

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada / UK / France

Runtime: 98 min.

Year: 2002

CRASH

Director: David Cronenberg

Country: Canada / UK

Runtime: 100 min.

Year: 1996

Attend Beyond Fest:

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2018 are will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque.

For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Instagram, Facebook  & Twitter.

Beyond Fest

Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to serve the genre community of Los Angeles. Beyond Fest is built in partnership with American Cinematheque and Death Waltz Recording Co.. 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.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada is dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of the country’s audiovisual industry. Through funding and promotion programs, Telefilm Canada supports dynamic companies and creative talent at home and around the world. Telefilm Canada also makes recommendations regarding the certification of audiovisual treaty coproductions to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and administers the programs of the Canada Media Fund. Launched in 2012, the Talent Fund accepts private donations to principally support emerging talent. Visit telefilm.ca and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/telefilm_canada and on Facebook at facebook.com/telefilmcanada.

Canada Now

Canada Now is an annual showcase of recent award-winning and critically acclaimed films from north of the border that celebrate the independent spirit that has always been a hallmark of Canadian cinema. CANADA NOW is co-presented by Telefilm Canada and the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. The 2019 edition will be held from March 21 – 24 at the Aero Theatre. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CanadaNowFilm/ or visit canadanowfestival.com. 

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.

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.

About Michael Juvinall (2026 Articles)
I am a devoted husband and father. I have been a voracious horror fan since the early age of 5. I watch all horror films but my great loves are classic horror films: Universal Monsters, Werewolves, Hammer Horror and an all around affinity for things that go bump in the night!

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