2017 SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 PM + 9:30 PM
Opening Night Film

BLUE VELVET REVISITED – Philadelphia Premiere of the spectacular new documentary comprised entirely of previously unseen footage shot on the set of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet.
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Friday, April 14, 7:00 PM + 10:00 PM
AN EVENING WITH NEIL BREEN – The first-ever Philadelphia appearance for visionary actor/filmmaker Neil Breen! Screenings of Fateful Findings (2013) and Pass Thru (2016) with Q&As and meet and greets.
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Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere

TOMBSTONE RASHOMON W/ ALEX COX – Filmmaker Alex Cox (Sid & Nancy) makes a rare Philly appearance for a retrospective Q&A and screening of his latest film with cast members in attendance!
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Saturday, April 15, 10:00 PM
Special Event
REPO MAN W/ ALEX COX 
– Filmmaker Alex Cox in attendance for a screening of  the greatest punk rock sci-fi explosion of the 1980s, REPO MAN.  Introduction and Q&A with the filmmaker.
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Sunday, April 16, 4:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
THE CHALLENGE – A fascinating examination of the interplay between tradition and technology set against a falconry tournament in Qatar. Official selection of 2017 SXSW Film Festival.
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Sunday, April 16, 6:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
THE LOST ARCADE – A documentary eulogy and celebration of NYC’s gaming community centered around the history, demise, and attempted rebirth of legendary gaming hub Chinatown Fair.
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Sunday, April 16, 8:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
THE TRANSFIGURATION – A critically-acclaimed and heavily atmospheric teenage vampire fable set in modern day NYC. Official selection of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and 2017 SXSW Film Festival.
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Monday, April 17, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
HOTEL COOLGARDIE – A fascinating and disturbing documentary concerning a small Australian outback town and the consistent rotation of young foreign women who travel there to tend bar.
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Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
DARK NIGHT – An award-winning and artful critique of American gun culture loosely based around the 2012 massacre at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. Filmmaker Tim Sutton in attendance.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
BLEKKMETAL – Documentary on a 2015 festival that celebrated the origins of Norwegian black metal. Featuring interviews and performances by Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, and more!
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Thursday, April 20, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
THE LURE – The Polish horror/musical sensation finally screens in Philadelphia! Two mermaids attempt to adjust to life on land in the 1980s with horrific results in this savage coming-of-age fairytale.
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Friday, April 21, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
NIGHT FLIGHT: BORN AGAIN – Creator Stuart Shapiro in attendance for a feature-length video retrospective of the legendary late night 1980s counter-culture compilation program.
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Friday, April 21, 10:00 PM
40th Anniversary Screening
PUNK ROCK – Legendary adult film director Carter Stevens in attendance for an anniversary screening of his murder mystery set within the NYC punk scene of the late 1970s.
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Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM
BEYOND VAUDEVILLE/ODDVILLE, MTV RETROSPECTIVE & REUNION – Creator/host Rich Brown (aka Frank Hope) and co-host David Greene in attendance for a career retrospective and the filming of a new episode with special guests!
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Saturday, April 22, 10:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN – An unlucky young man falls for the wrong girl on New Year’s Eve in this ultra-bloody, super stylish horror comedy from Spain. The craziest film of the 2017 CFF.
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Sunday, April 23, 3:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
WEATHER HOUSE – A group of strangers grapple with sanity and each other in a post-apocalyptic world defined by constant extreme weather changes. The strangest film of the 2017 CFF.
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Sunday, April 23, 5:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
MY BUDDHA IS PUNK – A documentary look into Myanmar’s burgeoning punk scene focusing on the 25-year-old singer of The Rebel Riot and his mission to foster a community amidst political persecution.
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Sunday, April 23, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
BECOMING BOND – One-time James Bond actor George Lazenby narrates his seemingly unreal life story in this comedic documentary/narrative hybrid. Official selection of 2017 SXSW Film Festival.
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Sunday, April 23, 9:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
THE LAST PINOY ACTION KING – A comprehensive documentary on the life and career of Filipino action superstar Rudy “Daboy” Fernandez from the creators of The Search for Weng Weng.
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Monday, April 24, 7:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA PSYCHOTRONIC
FILM SOCIETY –
The CFF guest programs a secret film for the late April installment of the PPFS, an ongoing, semimonthly series of cult, exploitation, and strange cinema. Always free, always held at PhilaMOCA.
FREE ADMISSION

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE – An extraordinary documentary on time travel told through the lives of a theoretical physicist and a hobbyist building a replica of an H.G. Wells time machine.
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Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
I, OLGA HEPNAROVA – Critically-acclaimed biopic of 22-year-old Czechoslovakian mass murderer Olga Hepnarova. Selection of the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.
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Wednesday, April 26, 9:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
BORN OF WOMAN – An international showcase of exciting and horrific genre shorts from female filmmakers originally assembled for the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival.
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Thursday, April 27, 7:00 PM
U.S. Premiere
NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON SPARKS – A comedic documentary on obsessive fans of cult rock icons Sparks followed by a compilation of rare Sparks footage from CFF director Eric’s personal collection.
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Thursday, April 27, 9:30 PM
Philadelphia Premiere
SHE’S ALLERGIC TO CATS – A dog groomer has a rat problem in this experimental L.A.-based oddity that is equal parts romantic comedy and video art. Selection of 2016 Fantasia Film Fest.
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Friday, April 28, 8:00 PM
MAUSOLEUM DANCE PARTY featuring LAURICE – A live taping of PhilaMOCA’s public access variety show featuring the first-ever Philadelphia performance from 1970s garage/disco icon Laurice! With Fabergege and The Pink Angels!
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Saturday, April 29, 6:00 PM + 9:00 PM
Closing Night Film

ON THE SLY: IN SEARCH OF THE FAMILY STONE – East Coast Premiere of the 2017 Slamdance-selected documentary search for the elusive leader of one of the most legendary bands of the 1970s.
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