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BEYOND FEST announces ‘Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh’ with legendary auteur DAVID CRONENBERG in attendance with special guests!

 Career-spanning, 13-film retrospective includes event screenings including guests Debbie Harry, Geena Davis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Howard Shore. 

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 30th anniversary screening of DEAD RINGERS with director Mick Garris moderating a post screening Q&A.

A spotlight shines on giant bugs on Sunday, September 30th with 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 exaimined on Monday, October 1st with 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 

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

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