We are proud to present the ninth annual German Currents showcase featuring some of the best films of the past year from Germany and German-speaking neighbors Switzerland and Austria. Most of these films make their Los Angeles premieres here, and many programs include discussions with the filmmakers in person.
BEYOND FEST is the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S., delivering the best horror, sci-fi, fantasy and badass cinema to Los Angeles. Last year more than 10,000 fans walked through the famed courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre to scream, laugh, and cry at what filled the screen. This year brings eighteen West Coast premieres pulled from all corners of the globe, a handful of wonderfully rare 35mm screenings and some truly incredible guests.
The EU Film Festival provides an opportunity for international cinema enthusiasts in Los Angeles to celebrate and discover contemporary films from across the European Union.
Spotlighting festival award-winners from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and Spain, the short and feature films here embody the rich heritage and diversity of cinema from Europe. With talent from the films invited to speak at screenings and an opening-night reception featuring food and beverages from participating nations, this is an ideal way for expats and Los Angeles residents alike to experience these European delicacies.
Our celebration of the most powerful cartoon in the universe kicks off with the live-action MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and discussion with director Gary Goddard, production designer William Stout and other cast and crew. Then, it’s a full day of “Masters of the Universe”, featuring talks by voice actress Erika Scheimer, He-Man co-creator Mark Taylor, a Filmation clip show, a 30th anniversary presentation of animated feature THE SECRET OF THE SWORD, and the west coast premiere of the recent doc TOY MASTERS.
His debut to Western audiences was his Oscar-nominated performance as Sherif Ali in LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, but that was just one of a multitude of characters inhabited by actor Omar Sharif (April 10, 1932 – July 10, 2015). Series also includes DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS and comedy TOP SECRET!.