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CFFEATURES - Come see the best in modern art house and indie cinema, carefully curated for your viewing pleasure.

MES AFTER HOURS (PRESENTED BY SHUDDER) - Celebrate the weird, wild and wooly world of genre cinema in the tradition of long-time Chattanooga film club Mise En Scenesters.

TRUTH BOMBS - There’s no question truth is always stranger fiction, as this fascinating collection of documentaries will attest.

CFF CINEMASSENTIALS - Groundbreaking. Classic. Unforgettable. No true cinephile worth their popcorn salt will want to miss these movie masterworks.


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 BLEEDING SKULL PRESENTS: NINJA ZOMBIE   Director Mark Bessenger   Category:   MES AFTER HOURS   We already know that every sane moviegoer on earth loves occult mayhem, undead martial arts warriors and wizards with spiders tattooed on their faces. But little did we know that all of those things and more comprised a completely unseen feature-length Super-8 masterpiece from Illinois! A murdered karate expert rises from the grave to exact revenge and rescue his girlfriend from black magic maniacs. Despite its food stamp budget, Ninja Zombie is an unrelenting ruckus of supernatural threats and high-kicking vengeance.

BLEEDING SKULL PRESENTS: NINJA ZOMBIE

Director Mark Bessenger
Category: MES AFTER HOURS
We already know that every sane moviegoer on earth loves occult mayhem, undead martial arts warriors and wizards with spiders tattooed on their faces. But little did we know that all of those things and more comprised a completely unseen feature-length Super-8 masterpiece from Illinois! A murdered karate expert rises from the grave to exact revenge and rescue his girlfriend from black magic maniacs. Despite its food stamp budget, Ninja Zombie is an unrelenting ruckus of supernatural threats and high-kicking vengeance.

BLEEDING SKULL PRESENTS: NINJA ZOMBIE

 NOVEMBER   Director Rainer Sarnet   Category:   CFFEATURES   Based on Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, a bestseller of the last twenty years, the film is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. The story is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. The villagers' main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. 

NOVEMBER

Director Rainer Sarnet
Category: CFFEATURES
Based on Estonian novel "Rehepapp" by Andrus Kivirähk, a bestseller of the last twenty years, the film is a mixture of magic, black humor and romantic love. The story is set in a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. The villagers' main problem is how to survive the cold, dark winter. And, to that aim, nothing is taboo. 

NOVEMBER

 ONE SINGS THE OTHER DOESN'T   Director Agnès Varda   Category: CFF CINEMASSENTIALS   ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (L’une chante, l’autre pas) is a feminist musical—with lyrics by the director—about the bond of sisterhood felt by Pomme and Suzanne throughout years of changes and fraught relationships with men.

ONE SINGS THE OTHER DOESN'T

Director Agnès Varda
Category: CFF CINEMASSENTIALS
ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (L’une chante, l’autre pas) is a feminist musical—with lyrics by the director—about the bond of sisterhood felt by Pomme and Suzanne throughout years of changes and fraught relationships with men.

ONE SINGS THE OTHER DOESN'T

 RAMEN HEADS   Director Koki Shigeno   Category:   TRUTH BOMBS   In 'Ramen Heads,' Osamu Tomita, Japan's reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita's story, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavor, which exemplify various aspects the ramen world. Mixing in a brief rundown of ramen's historical roots, the film gives viewers an in-depth look at the culture surrounding this unique and beguiling dish. This is a documentary record of 15 months in the lives of Japan's top ramen masters and their legions of devoted fans. 

RAMEN HEADS

Director Koki Shigeno
Category: TRUTH BOMBS
In 'Ramen Heads,' Osamu Tomita, Japan's reigning king of ramen, takes us deep into his world, revealing every single step of his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles, and his relentless search for the highest-quality ingredients. In addition to Tomita's story, the film also profiles five other notable ramen shops, each with its own philosophy and flavor, which exemplify various aspects the ramen world. Mixing in a brief rundown of ramen's historical roots, the film gives viewers an in-depth look at the culture surrounding this unique and beguiling dish. This is a documentary record of 15 months in the lives of Japan's top ramen masters and their legions of devoted fans. 

 
 RBG   Directors Julie Cohen, Betsy West Category:   TRUTH BOMBS   A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

RBG

Directors Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Category: 
TRUTH BOMBS
A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

RBG

 REVENGE   Director Coralie Fargeat Category:   MES AFTER HOURS   Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

REVENGE

Director Coralie Fargeat
Category: 
MES AFTER HOURS
Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

 ROCK STEADY ROW   Director Trevor Stevens Category:   CFFEATURES    Rock Steady Row centers around a young college freshman who, after his bike is stolen, lands on a college campus and is compelled to take action against the reigning fraternities and ultimately the dean.|  Q&A with Trevor Stevens

ROCK STEADY ROW

Director Trevor Stevens
Category: 
CFFEATURES

Rock Steady Row centers around a young college freshman who, after his bike is stolen, lands on a college campus and is compelled to take action against the reigning fraternities and ultimately the dean.| Q&A with Trevor Stevens

 SUMMER OF 84   Directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell Category:   CFFEATURES    After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence in, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.  | Q&A with François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

SUMMER OF 84

Directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell
Category: 
CFFEATURES

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence in, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous. | Q&A with François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

 
 SUPER INFRA-MAN   Director Shan Hua   ategory: CFF CINEMASSENTIALS   In this Shaw Bros. classic, Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them!

SUPER INFRA-MAN

Director Shan Hua
ategory: CFF CINEMASSENTIALS
In this Shaw Bros. classic, Princess Dragon Mom and her mutant army have arisen, and only Inframan can stop them!

 THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES   Directors Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner Category:   CFFEATURES   Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place. 

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES

Directors Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner
Category: 
CFFEATURES
Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken. In it we find especially agitated animals, a Fox that thinks it's a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. If you want to take a vacation, keep driving past this place. 

 THE DEVIL & FATHER AMORTH   Director William Friedkin Category:   TRUTH BOMBS   Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.

THE DEVIL & FATHER AMORTH

Director William Friedkin
Category: 
TRUTH BOMBS
Father Gabriele Amorth performs his ninth exorcism on an Italian woman.

THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH

 THE ENDLESS   Directors Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead *FREE SCREENING Category: CFFEATURES   Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.  Q&A with producer and cast member David Lawson   

THE ENDLESS

Directors Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
*FREE SCREENING
Category: CFFEATURES

Two brothers return to the cult they fled from years ago to discover that the group's beliefs may be more sane than they once thought.
Q&A with producer and cast member David Lawson

 

 
 THE LAPLACE'S DEMON   Director Giordano Giulivi Category:   MES AFTER HOURS   A team of seven researchers has developed a software capable of predicting the evolution of common physical events. The final test, the prediction of the exact number of fragments caused by the fall of a glass, was a success. Interested by these results, the mysterious Professor Cornelius invites the working team in his isolated mansion on a deserted island, hiding his true intentions. As time passes, the team will lead to paradoxical situations in a growing tension that will not only test their nerves but also one of their certainties: the free will.

THE LAPLACE'S DEMON

Director Giordano Giulivi
Category: 
MES AFTER HOURS
A team of seven researchers has developed a software capable of predicting the evolution of common physical events. The final test, the prediction of the exact number of fragments caused by the fall of a glass, was a success. Interested by these results, the mysterious Professor Cornelius invites the working team in his isolated mansion on a deserted island, hiding his true intentions. As time passes, the team will lead to paradoxical situations in a growing tension that will not only test their nerves but also one of their certainties: the free will.

 THE LAST MOVIE STAR   Director Adam Rifkin Category:   CFFEATURES   An aging, former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface THE LAST MOVIE STAR is a tale about faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old.  

THE LAST MOVIE STAR

Director Adam Rifkin
Category: 
CFFEATURES
An aging, former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface THE LAST MOVIE STAR is a tale about faded fame, but at its core, it's a universal story about growing old. 

 THE POWER OF GLOVE   Directors Andrew Austin, Adam Ward Category:   TRUTH BOMBS   A documentary that chronicles the journey of the world's most notorious video game controller: the Power Glove. For the first time, discover the history and legacy behind the glove that helped inspire a generation.  

THE POWER OF GLOVE

Directors Andrew Austin, Adam Ward
Category: 
TRUTH BOMBS
A documentary that chronicles the journey of the world's most notorious video game controller: the Power Glove. For the first time, discover the history and legacy behind the glove that helped inspire a generation. 

 THE QUEEN OF FEAR   Directors Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia Category:   CFFEATURES   An actress becomes over anxious in the days leading up to the premiere of her one-woman show.  

THE QUEEN OF FEAR

Directors Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia
Category: 
CFFEATURES
An actress becomes over anxious in the days leading up to the premiere of her one-woman show. 

 
 THE RANGER   Director Jenn Wexler Category:   MES AFTER HOURS   A group of punk rockers piss off a psychotic forest ranger.  Q&A following with director Jenn Wexler and producer Heather Buckley

THE RANGER

Director Jenn Wexler
Category: 
MES AFTER HOURS
A group of punk rockers piss off a psychotic forest ranger.
Q&A following with director Jenn Wexler and producer Heather Buckley

THE RANGER

 THE ROAD MOVIE   Director Dmitrii Kalashnikov Category: TRUTH BOMBS   A documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars.

THE ROAD MOVIE

Director Dmitrii Kalashnikov
Category: TRUTH BOMBS

A documentary comprised entirely of footage from dashboard cameras from Russian cars.

 TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID   Director Issa López Category:   CFFEATURES   A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID

Director Issa López
Category: 
CFFEATURES
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

 TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY   Director Derek Dennis Herbert Category: TRUTH BOMBS   TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. Featuring interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), To Hell and Back peels off the mask of Kane Hodder, cinema's most prolific killer, in a gut-wrenching, but inspiring, documentary.  

TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY

Director Derek Dennis Herbert
Category: TRUTH BOMBS

TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY is the harrowing story of a stuntman overcoming a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. After surviving a near-death burn accident, he worked his way up through Hollywood, leading to his ultimate rise as Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series and making countless moviegoers forever terrified of hockey masks and summer camp. Featuring interviews with cinema legends, including Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead), Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), To Hell and Back peels off the mask of Kane Hodder, cinema's most prolific killer, in a gut-wrenching, but inspiring, documentary. 

 
 
 TURBO KID   Directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell *FREE SCREENING Category:   MES AFTER HOURS   In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favorite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord.   François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell in attendance

TURBO KID

Directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell *FREE SCREENING
Category: 
MES AFTER HOURS
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland in 1997, a comic book fan adopts the persona of his favorite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. 
François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell in attendance

 WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS   Director Andre Gower   *WORLD PREMIERE Category: TRUTH BOMBS   This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry.   Q&A with director Andre Gower, producer Henry McComas and Ryan Lambert

WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS

Director Andre Gower
*WORLD PREMIERE
Category: TRUTH BOMBS

This heartfelt documentary explores the power of cult film told through the lens of the 1987 classic The Monster Squad and the impact it has on fans, cast and crew, and the industry. 
Q&A with director Andre Gower, producer Henry McComas and Ryan Lambert

WOLFMAN'S GOT NARDS

 

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