Chattanooga Film Festival, CFF for the uninitiated, is on a meteoric rise to being one of the most established and important genre film festivals around. What they’ve achieved in such a small amount of time is outstanding and it’s quickly become one of the must-attend festivals of the year. Now with this announcement of incredible films that are heading up their second wave…well, hot damn. This is going to be a hell of a year.
With films about the devil, punk rock, true crime, and heavy metal highlighting their first wave, along with the much requested return of their Sonic Cinema block, the Chattanooga Film Festival (CFF) is ready to rock.
Next month sees the return of the Chattanooga Film Festival and they’re making one hell (pun intended) of a splash with some of the festivities planned for this year’s attendees! We’re thrilled to bring you the exclusive first wave announcement for the festival, which sees CFF partner up with Dark Docs, a project from Rodney Perkins that explores documentaries with dark subject matter, including, but are not limited to, true crime, unexplained phenomena, politics, conspiracies, meta-narratives, experimentalism, and beyond.
Movies change us, shape us, and mold us into the people we become. Like other forms of art, they can trigger a wide variety of emotions in each individual observer. They can make us laugh and cry, they can trigger feelings of joy, sadness, sorrow, regret, and more. They can be brilliant and breathtaking or subtle and thought-provoking. Movies can be many different things to many different people, and film festivals have become hugely popular ways to celebrate the art of movie-making and honor the film-makers, casts, and crew members that bring these visions to life.
The sixth Chattanooga Film Festival is being held April 11-14, 2019. While the only film announced so far is a special screening of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, the festival organizers did spring a load of special events and guests that will be awaiting the hordes of genre film lovers set to descend on the small Tennessee city.
With just over two months until the Chattanooga Film Festival’s sixth installment, organizers have got some cat filled bags and are hankering to let a few of those cats out.
First up, the triumphant return of EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE. Every time they come to Chattanooga their show has sold out and folks have had to be turned away. Get ready to laugh, cry and stare directly into the abyss only to realize “OH SNAP, it’s staring back and it feels kinda nice.”
Since its inception in 2014, the Chattanooga Film Festival has been a haven for genre films, independent releases and the weary cinephile sick of the latest slew of forgettable movies hitting theaters. It’s a place where you can be shocked, scared, exhilarated and left in tears, often all while watching the same film. It’s not concerned with playing to people’s expectations, opting to follow its own bizarre instincts into weird and outlandish cinematic landscapes.