The first wave of Beyond Fest is announced: From Tollywood to Hollywood!

With all the horror to come, Beyond Fest today announced the first wave of programming for its 10th anniversary.

From Tollywood to Hollywood is a month-long celebration of the Indian writer/director SS Rajamouli featuring his most iconic work and very special in-person appearances from the filmmaker himself!

Built in collaboration with longtime Beyond Fest partner American Cinematheque and IMAX, Variance Films, Potentate Films and the Los Angeles Indian Film Festival, From Tollywood to Hollywood: the spectacle and majesty of SS Rajamouli it is the first American retrospective of SS Rajamouli, and the first time the legendary director has appeared with his films in person at an American film festival.

“Since its inception, Beyond Fest has striven tirelessly to bring film fans the best movie experiences in the world, From Tollywood to Hollywood delivers on that promise,” said Christian Parkes, Co-Founder of Beyond Fest. “Celebrating the world’s greatest filmmaker and presenting the world’s greatest film, RRR, in IMAX at the world’s most famous theater is the culmination of a decade-long dream. Glory to the People’s Republic.”

Launch with an incredibly rare IMAX presentation of the global phenomenon RRR at the world famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, From Tollywood to Hollywood: the spectacle and majesty of SS Rajamouli also features an epic nine-hour ultramarathon that includes BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING, BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION Y EEGA with SS Rajamouli in person for a career-spanning Q&A session, and special screenings of Magadheera Y MARYADA RAMANA.

All films will be presented in their native Telugu with English subtitles, and intermissions will be watched as originally intended by the filmmaker. SS Rajamouli will also guest program the American Cinematheque’s ‘Sunday Print Edition’ at Los Feliz 3 and present a 35mm black and white screening of Charlie Chaplain’s 1931 silent classic CITY LIGHTS.

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“As the filmmaker’s exhibitor, the American Cinematheque is thrilled to present the larger-than-life films of SS Rajamouli on the biggest and best screens in Los Angeles,” said Grant Moninger, Director of Programming for the American Cinematheque. “Rajamouli’s work encompasses all that is good about cinema and the shared theatrical experience.”

Tickets for everyone From Tollywood to Hollywood: the spectacle and majesty of SS Rajamouli Screenings are available exclusively through the American Cinematheque ticketing site (americancinematheque.com) and will be available for sale tomorrow (Thursday, September 8) at 10am PST. Visit beyondfest.com and americancinematheque.com for dates, times and details.

The full lineup for Beyond Fest’s 10th anniversary edition will be announced next week.


BEYOND FEST 2022 – SS RAJAMOULI PROGRAM

TCL CHINESE THEATER – IMAX

RRR
Special Screening – Friday, 9.30
Director: SS Rajamouli
India country
Telugu with English subtitles
Duration: 187 minutes
Year: 2022
Guests: With the presence of Director SS Rajamouli

MUBI THEATER at the Aero Theater – Saturday

EEGA
Special Screening (Triple function with BAAHUBALI + BAAHUBALI 2) – Saturday. 10.1
Director: SS Rajamouli
India country
Telugu with English subtitles
Duration: 145 minutes
Year 2012
Guests: With the presence of Director SS Rajamouli

BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Special Screening (Triple function with EEGA + BAAHUBALI 2) – Saturday. 10.1
Director: SS Rajamouli
India country
Telugu with English subtitles
Duration: 159 minutes
Year: 2017
Guests: With the presence of Director SS Rajamouli

BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION
Special Screening (Triple feature with BAAHUBALI + EEGA) – Saturday. 10.1
Director: SS Rajamouli
India country
Telugu with English subtitles
Duration: 167 minutes
Year: 2017
Guests: With the presence of Director SS Rajamouli

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Magadheera – Friday 10.21
special screening
Director: SS Rajamouli
India country
Telugu with English subtitles
Duration: 166 minutes
Year 2009

MARYADA RAMANA – Sunday 10.23
special screening
Director: SS Rajamouli
India country
Telugu with English subtitles
Duration: 125 minutes
Year 2010

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