Beyond Fest Announces Two Additional, Incredible Films to Close Out 2016

Beyond Fest is proud to announce two incredible films which will be closing out its 2016 slate.

First, we’re literally over the moon about unveiling sci-fi masterpiece ARRIVAL as this year’s closing night film! Denis Villeneuve’s latest and greatest brought down the house in Austin last week and we’re thrilled to be bringing the West Coast premiere of this film to you, LA.


Tuesday October 11, 9:55pm 
Arrival | Closing Night Film at the Egyptian Theatre
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Country: USA
Runtime: 116 min
Year: 2016

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) – are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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“A film of rare vision and beauty, Arrival is easily the most intelligent blockbuster released this year-and maybe any year.” Nerdist



We’re also delighted to announce a special free screening of not-to-be-missed fantastical A MONSTER CALLS at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on Wednesday October 12th. Don’t miss this special advanced free screening before it hits theaters in December!

Wednesday October 12, 7:00pm
A Monster Calls | Free Screening at the Aero Theatre
Director: J.A. Bayona
Country: USA/Spain
Runtime: 108 min
Year: 2016

Discussion following with director J.A. Bayona

At the center of this visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (THE IMPOSSIBLE) is 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall). With a terminally ill mother (Felicity Jones), a less-than-sympathetic grandmother (Sigourney Weaver) and bullying classmates, it seems the world has turned against the boy. But Conor finds an unlikely ally when an ancient Monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window to guide him on a journey of courage, faith and truth.

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“A sensitive and beautifully made lesson in the limits and power of storytelling.” The Hollywood Reporter