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Beyond Fest Lineup Goes Full Drive-In for 2020

Movie-going has taken a pretty huge hit this year amid COVID-19. While most of us still have the entire internet’s worth of movies at our beck and call at home, even the best TV and surround system can’t quite live up to the communal aspect of going to the cinema and watching that massive screen. Film festivals of all sorts have taken their wares to an online, on-demand format. There’s still an everyone-at-once aspect, but still at home. And these are great, and have given us some of the year’s most interesting movies. But for L.A.’s premier genre film festival, Beyond Fest, the community is the festival.

Usually Beyond Fest along with partners the American Cinematheque take over the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for a fortnight of programming (I basically lived at the Egyptian last year); this year, however, they can’t really do that. But they have announced they’ll take over the Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair, CA for a week of double- and triple-features with a mix of premieres and repertory screenings. From October 2-8, the first physical genre festival of the year will commence.

Bianca Parkes' poster for the F**k COVID Edition of Beyond Fest.

Bianca Parkes/Beyond Fest

The Mission Tiki Drive-In has been Beyond Fest’s theater of residence this summer for their weekly double feature series. The lineup for the F**k COVID Edition of Beyond Fest features a mix of world and coastal premieres and repertory favorites. One night even has a trio of David Lynch movies!

The full Beyond Fest 2020 schedule is as follows:

9.24 SPECIAL EVENT

POSSESSOR UNCUT

West Coast Premiere

Director: Brandon Cronenberg

Country: USA

Runtime: 103 minutes

Year: 2020

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SECONDS

Repertory Screening

Director: John Frankenheimer

Country: USA

Runtime: 106 minutes

Year: 1966

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10.2

THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW

World Premiere

Director: Jim Cummings

Country: USA

Runtime: 83 minutes

Year: 2020

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THE BURBS

Repertory Screening

Director: Joe Dante

Country: USA

Runtime: 103 minutes

Year: 1989

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10.3

BLUE VELVET

Repertory Screening

Director: David Lynch

Country: USA

Runtime: 120 minutes

Year: 1986

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MULHOLLAND DRIVE

Repertory Screening

Director: David Lynch

Country: France, USA

Runtime: 147 minutes

Year: 2001

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LOST HIGHWAY

Repertory Screening

Director: David Lynch

Country:France, USA

Runtime: 134 minutes

Year: 1997

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10.4

SAINT MAUD

West Coast Premiere

Director: Rose Glass

Country: UK

Runtime: 84 minutes

Year: 2019

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MISERY

Repertory Screening

Director: Rob Reiner

Country: USA

Runtime: 107 minutes

Year: 1990

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10.5

SYNCHRONIC

West Coast Premiere

Directors: Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson

Country: USA

Runtime: 96 minutes

Year: 2019

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BAD HAIR

West Coast Premiere

Director: Justin Simien

Country: USA

Runtime: 115 minutes

Year: 2020

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10.6

THE DARK AND THE WICKED

US Premiere

Director: Bryan Bertino

Country: USA

Runtime: 95 minutes

Year: 2020

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THE RECKONING

US Premiere

Director: Neil Marshall

Country: UK

Runtime: 110 minutes

Year: 2020

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10.7

ARCHENEMY

World Premiere

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer

Country: USA

Runtime: 90 minutes

Year: 2020

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PSYCHO GOREMAN

International Premiere

Director: Steven Kostanski

Country: Canada

Runtime: 92 minutes

Year: 2020

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10.8

FREAKY

World Premiere – Free screening

Director: Christopher Landon

Country: USA

Runtime: 101 minutes

Year: 2020

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TUCKER & DALE vs EVIL

Repertory Screening

Director: Eli Craig

Country: Canada

Runtime: 89 minutes

Year: 2010


Tickets for any of the screenings and more details are available at BeyondFest.com. We highly recommend ordering early because, if this summer is any indication, they’ll sell out very quickly.

Featured Image: Bianca Parkes/Beyond Fest

Kyle Anderson is the Senior Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!