As Beyond Fest heads into the final nights of its 2018 run, co-founders Grant Moninger and Christian Parkes spoke with us about their sixth annual celebration of genre film.


With an emphasis on horror — both campy and disturbing — and weirdo thrillers both new and old, for many in L.A., Beyond Fest signals Halloween season and the creepy thrills and chills of fall. Here, our recommendations for its can't-miss movies this year.


Now only in its 6th year of existence, Beyond Fest in Los Angeles has grown exponentially and is now the highest-attended genre festival in the country. American Cinematheque programmer Grant Moninger and Beyond Fest Co-Founder Christian Parkes, through a lot of hard work, have managed to deliver a two week horror extravaganza that caters to an LA community that had been surprisingly underserved until Beyond Fest opened its doors in 2013.


Christian Parkes and Grant Moninger are the founders of Beyond Fest – the highest-attended genre film festival in the country – running in Los Angeles from Wednesday, September 26 to Tuesday, October 9th.


Beyond Fest has become L.A.’s preeminent genre festival, with this year’s event boasting appearances from cult favorites spanning Dario Argento to Tommy Wiseau.



The American Cinematheque has exclusive rights to show a new 70mm print of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ for 5 years.


The American Cinamatheque-operated single screen created a community of fans by hosting filmmakers and a wide range of movies.


One of the greatest baseball movies and American comedies of all time has been largely laying low in tall outfield grass for 38 years.


Keaton, who is being celebrated this weekend an American Cinematheque career retrospective, it was hardly clear during production that everything would work out so momentously.


With a collaborative energy and revitalized spirit, some are calling the city’s current rep cinema scene a new golden age.


Attendees at Saturday night’s American Cinemateque screening of Monty Python’s iconic ‘Life of Brian’ at the Aero received a bonus “six minutes of footage from the Py”