CFF5 OPENING, CLOSING, AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Philadelphia’s most exciting annual film festival is back for its fifth year!  Let’s just dive right in…

Our opening night film is the absolutely remarkable Blue Velvet Revisited, a document of Lynch’s 1986 classic made up entirely of behind-the-scenes footage shot on the set of Blue Velvet.

Our closing night film is the Slamdance 2017 selection On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone, a documentary search for the enigmatic leader of the 1970s funk/rock group that was 10 years in the making.  Directed and produced by Philadelphians!

Special programming includes:  visionary filmmaker Neil Breen for his first-ever Philadelphia appearance!  An evening with Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy) and the Philly Premiere of his latest film Tombstone Rashomon!  A live taping of Mausoleum Party featuring the first-ever Philadelphia performance from 70s gay disco/garage icon Laurice!  And finally, unbelievably, a Beyond Vaudeville/Oddville, MTV retrospective and reunion with co-hosts Frank Hope and David Greene in attendance!

And this is just the beginning!  We’ll release the full schedule on March 1, in the meantime tickets for all of the above are on sale now, as are a limited number (10) of deeply discounted All Access Badges.  Stay tuned!