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After discovering that her husband's addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her ch... READ MORE

Directed by: Josephine Mackerras

Runtime: 103 mins

Format: DCP

Blinded by the Light

***Director Gurinder Chadha and Star Viveik Kalra in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Blinded by the Light tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up i... READ MORE

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

Runtime: 114 mins

Format: DCP

But I'm a Cheerleader

***Hosted by KJ Relth (Programmer at UCLA Film & Television Archive)******Pre-show Vinyl set by @gaudygod******Watch the Original Trailer by Zena Grey here!***Jamie Babbit's creative feature debut... READ MORE

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: 35mm


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The Cabin in the Cotton

This pre-Code drama film contains perhaps Bette Davis' most legendary line of dialogue -- "I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair." Directed by Michael Curtiz (one of their seven collaboration... READ MORE

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Runtime: 78 mins

Format: 35mm

CCFF Shorts Program #2

SHORTS INCLUDEDWild Love - Dir. Paul Autric | 7 min.Alan and Beverly, away hiking on a romantic getaway, are tenderly in love. Unfortunately, in the middle of their blinding happiness, they... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Autric, Robert Dupuis, Stefanie Abel Horowitz, Carolina Markowicz, Anette Sidor, Kate Trefry, Sandra Winther

Runtime: 98 mins


From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of... READ MORE

Directed by: Gaspar Noé

Runtime: 97 mins

Format: DCP

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

In 1961, United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld's plane mysteriously crashed, leaving no survivors. It's understood that because Hammarskjöld was, at the time, advocating for Congo's indepe... READ MORE

Directed by: Mads Brügger

Runtime: 128 mins

Format: DCP

The Farewell

***Director Lulu Wang in attendance for a post-film Q&A***In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find... READ MORE

Directed by: Lulu Wang

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Hail Satan?

Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, HAIL SATAN is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from... READ MORE

Directed by: Penny Lane

Runtime: 95 mins

Format: DCP

Light From Light

***Closing Night | Director Paul Harrill and Star Jim Gaffigan in attendance for a post-film Q&A***Single mom Shelia, gifted with sometimes prophetic dreams, moonlights as a paranormal investigato... READ MORE

Directed by: Paul Harrill

Runtime: 82 mins

Format: DCP


Seventeen-year-old Luce (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) is a star athlete and debate-team captain in his suburban Virginia high school. Raised by loving adoptive white parentsAmy and Peter (Naomi Watts, Tim Ro... READ MORE

Directed by: Julius Onah

Runtime: 109 mins

Format: DCP

Meeting Gorbachev

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest li... READ MORE

Directed by: Werner Herzog, André Singer

Runtime: 92 mins

Format: DCP


In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom perform military training exercises... READ MORE

Directed by: Alejandro Landes

Runtime: 102 mins

Format: DCP

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Recorded at the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare's famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.Caesar and his assassins are dead. General... READ MORE

Directed by: Simon Godwin

Runtime: 220 mins

Format: DCP


Opens May 24thJuliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (PERSONAL SHOPPER; CARLOS) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst... READ MORE


Runtime: 107 mins

Format: DCP

Olympic Dreams

In the Athlete Village at the Olympic Winter Games, Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist, after a disappointing finish in her race. Penelope... READ MORE

Directed by: Jeremy Teicher

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: DCP

The Perfection

The most buzzed-about movie at last year's Fantastic Fest, THE PERFECTION is an elegant and terrifying suspense ride filled with unexpected twists and turns. When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (A... READ MORE

Directed by: Richard Shepard

Runtime: 89 mins

Format: DCP

Pink Wall

***Writer/Director Tom Cullen and Star Jay Duplass in attendance for a post-film Q&A*****Unfortunately, previously-announced guest Tatiana Maslany will no longer be in attendance at this scre... READ MORE

Directed by: Tom Cullen

Runtime: 85 mins

Format: DCP


Based on the novel by GOMORRAH scribe Roberto Saviano, PIRANHAS follows the fifteen year-old Nicola (in a stellar performance from newcomer Francesco Di Napoli) and his group of friends as they descen... READ MORE

Directed by: Claudio Giovannesi

Runtime: 105 mins

Format: DCP

Seven Chances

***Preceded by COPS (1922, 20 min) - 2K restoration with Ben Model piano score***Love has never been funnier or more difficult to manage than in this immortal Keaton comedy. SEVEN CHANCES is a film of... READ MORE

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Runtime: 57 mins

Format: DCP

The Short History of the Long Road

For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair criss-cross the United States in a lovingly refurbishe... READ MORE

Directed by: Ani Simon-Kennedy

Runtime: 90 mins

Format: DCP


After a difficult childhood drives him into the grasps of a white supremacist gang, Bryon (Jamie Bell, delivering a visceral, explosive performance) tries to escape to a new life, all the while questi... READ MORE

Directed by: Guy Nattiv

Runtime: 120 mins

Format: DCP

Them That Follow

Snake handlers are spiritual renegades belonging to an obscure sect of American Pentecostalism: part of a century-old tradition of worshipping with venomous snakes during church services. Seeing thems... READ MORE

Directed by: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage

Runtime: 98 mins

Format: DCP

Walking on Water

Opens May 24thTen years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers, a project they conceived together many years before. Boa... READ MORE

Directed by: Andrey Paounov

Runtime: 100 mins

Format: DCP

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