Beyond Fest Is Back! Tenth Anniversary Edition Celebrates RRR Director

From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty of S.S. Rajamouli.

By Angel Melanson · @HorrorGirlProbs · September 7, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT
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The highest attended genre festival in the U.S has announced their first wave of programming for its tenth-anniversary edition. That's right, Beyond Fest is back, baby! From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty of S.S. Rajamouli is a month-long celebration of the Indian writer/director S.S. Rajamouli featuring his most iconic work and very special in-person appearances by the filmmaker himself. This is the first U.S. retrospective of S.S. Rajamouli, and he'll be appearing in-person.

Rajamouli's RRR has been all the rage, and if you haven't had a chance to see it yet, you're in luck! A rare IMAX presentation of the global phenomenon at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will open up this year's festivities.

“Since inception, Beyond Fest has fought tirelessly to give film fans the best theatrical experiences in the world, From Tollywood to Hollywood delivers on that promise,” said Christian Parkes, co-founder of Beyond Fest. “To celebrate the world’s greatest filmmaker and present the biggest film in the world, RRR, in IMAX at the most famous theater in the world is the dream culmination of a decade’s work. Glory to the People’s Republic.”

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From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty of S.S. Rajamouli also features an epic NINE-HOUR, ultra-marathon including Baahubali: The Beginning, Baahubali: 2: The Conclusion, and Eega with S.S. Rajamouli in-person for a career-spanning Q&A, and special screenings of Magadheera, and Maryada Ramanna. All films will be presented in their native Telugu with English subtitles, with intermissions observed. S.S. Rajamouli will also guest program the American Cinematheque’s ‘Sunday Print Edition’ at the Los Feliz 3 and introduce a black and white 35mm screening of Charlie Chaplain’s 1931 silent classic, City Lights

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

Tickets for all From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty of S.S. Rajamouli screenings are available exclusively through the American Cinematheque’s ticketing site and will be made available for sale tomorrow (Thursday, September 8th) at 10 AM PST.  Visit beyondfest.com and the americancinematheque.com for dates, showtimes, and details.

The full slate of Beyond Fest’s 10th Anniversary edition will be announced next week, check out the complete From Tollywood to Hollywood: The Spectacle & Majesty of S.S. Rajamouli lineup and schedule below.

BEYOND FEST 2022 - S.S. RAJAMOULI PROGRAM
TCL CHINESE THEATRE - IMAX
RRR 
Special Screening - Friday, 9.30
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 187 minutes
Year: 2022

Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in attendance
MUBI THEATRE at the Aero Theatre - Saturday  
EEGA
Special Screening (Triple feature with BAAHUBALI + BAAHUBALI 2) - Saturday. 10.1
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 145 minutes
Year: 2012

Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in attendance
BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Special Screening (Triple feature with EEGA + BAAHUBALI 2) - Saturday. 10.1
Director: S.S Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 159 minutes
Year: 2017

Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in attendance
BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION
Special Screening (Triple feature with BAAHUBALI + EEGA) - Saturday. 10.1
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 167 minutes
Year: 2017

Guests: With Director S.S. Rajamouli in attendance
MAGADHEERA - Friday 10.21
Special Screening
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 166 minutes 
Year: 2009

MARYADA RAMANNA - Sunday 10.23
Special Screening
Director: S.S. Rajamouli
Country: India
Telugu with English subtitles
Runtime: 125 minutes 
Year: 2010