Cats Don’t Dance
USA, Animated/Comedy/Family, 75 min
Director: Mark Dindal
Writers: Mark Dindal, Robert Lence, Brain McEntee
Producers: Timothy Campbell, Paul Gertz, David Kirschner
Danny, an ambitious singing, and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.
1997 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Feature and Best Individual Achievement: Music in a Feature (Randy Newman)
Animator, Dave Woodman in-person for Q &A
Italy, Documentary, 156 min
Director & Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore
Producers: Gabriele Costa, Peter De Maegd, San Fu Maltha, Gianni Russo
Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) pays tribute to Ennio Morricone, retracing the life and works of the legendary composer from his debut with Sergio Leone to the Oscar-winning The Hateful Eight.
2022 Bari International Film Festival – Best Director
2022 David di Donatello Awards – Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Documentary
Bay Area Premiere
USA, Drama, 108 min
Directors: Dagmawi Abebe, Victor Alonso-Berbel, Roy Arwas, Hannah Bang, Agazi Desta, Tiffany K. Guillen, Zoe Salnave, Ernesto Sandoval, Sabina Vajraca
Writers: Agazi Desta, Jennifer Frazin, Morgan Milender, Molly Miller, Amri Rigby, Joel David Santner, Erica Sutherlin, Chris Tarricone
Producers: Miles Alva, Jason Phillips, Xiaoyuan Xiao
In 1936 Harlem, the first all-Black cast production of Macbeth struggles to make it to opening night amid the downward spiral of their young and untested director - Orson Welles.
San Diego International Film Festival – Best Ensemble Cast
Sedona International Film Festival – Audience Award, Director’s Choice Award
Vail Film Festival – Best Film
6:30 pm (Q&A with Barrie Chase)
7:00 pm (movie starts)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World
USA, Comedy, 210 min
Director & Producer: Stanley Kramer
Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose
Special guest appearance by 2022 CAIFF Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree, Barrie Chase
hosted by Film Critic, Jan Wahl
A group of motorists witnesses a car crash in the California desert, and after the driver's dying words indicate the location of a hidden stash of loot, they turn against each in a race across the state to get to it.
6 Academy Award nominations – Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects