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November 12

10:00 am

Orinda Theatre

Auditorium 2

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  


12:30 pm

Orinda Theatre

Auditorium 2


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




4:00 pm

Orinda Theatre

Auditorium 2

Voodoo Macbeth

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)

Orinda Theatre

Auditorium 2

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


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