Narrative Feature Films


PERSONAL SHOPPER

Olivier Assayas
(France/USA, 2016, 105 mins)  


Kristen Stewart seeks a "sign" from her dead twin in this brazenly unconventional ghost story. But all the weird things happening to her... is it him, or just her own burgeoning madness?

Maureen (Kristen Stewart) works as a personal shopper in Paris. Her days are filled scooting around the city on a moped, shopping for her busy boss, and secretly wishing she were her. Off hours, she's waiting for a sign from her dead brother, some message or recognition of the afterlife, in accordance to the pact they struck: that the first to die would somehow contact the other from the other side. Soon, she is receiving mysterious text messages: her brother, someone else? It's enough to take her and us over the edge in this delicious, steamy thriller. Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival. "A dash of pure Hitchcockian brilliance." Starring Kristen Stewart.

This film has been generously sponsored by Kathryn and Luke Kissam.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 8:30 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 9:30 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS


BAND AID

Zoe Lister-Jones
(USA, 2017, 91 mins)  


Have you ever wanted to take all of those stupid fights you have with your lover and make something creative out of them?

Produced by an almost entirely female crew, Band Aid is a refreshingly real and funny feature-debut from Zoe Lister-Jones. It tells the story of a young LA couple who can't stop fighting - be it about the dishes or their sex life. Advised by their therapist to work things out, they discover their shared love of music, and in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into songs and form a band. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot. Starring Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally.

This film has been generously sponsored by Reid, Brad, Matt and Patty Figel; and by Top Tier Construction.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 10 AM MAJESTIC THEATRE #1
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 4 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #1

 

 


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SIDNEY HALL

Shawn Christensen
(USA, 2017, 117 mins)  


In this fascinating, ambitious film set over twelve years of time and in three different stages of life, a young novelist, Sidney Hall (Logan Lerman) falls in love, writes a generation-defining book that makes him world-famous, and disappears without a trace to the wilds of New Mexico. This beautiful, seamless blending of time depicts the fallout from his book and sends him on a downward spiral that reneges his American Dream. Starring Logan Lerman, Elle Fanning, and Kyle Chandler.

This film has been generously sponsored by Carolyn Niesman.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 10 AM MAJESTIC THEATRE #1
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 9:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2


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I LOVE DICK

Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins
(USA, 2016, 85 mins)

Episodic TV bursts onto the CBFF stage with Amazon Studios' sexy and daring, I Love Dick.

In this innovative and masterfully realized drama, a sexless married couple has their relationship put to the test when both the husband and wife fall for the same male professor (Kevin Bacon) flooding their marriage with a fresh jolt of lust. Starring Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, and Griffin Dunne.

This program has been generously sponsored by Annie and Tom MacFarlane; and Judy Harris and Craig Meier.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 6:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #1
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


A GHOST STORY

David Lowery
(USA, 2017, 92 mins)

A timeless ghost story - without the scare.

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console and reconnect with his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time - forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief. Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 9:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #2
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 6:30 PM MAJESTIC THEATRE #1


GLORY

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
(Bulgaria, 2017, 101 mins)

Ever wonder about the transition from Communism to Capitalism? Not an easy one...  How's that free market system working for you now?"

In the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Boulder International Film Festival, a reclusive railway worker in Bulgaria finds millions of dollars in cash spilled on the tracks and turns it into the police. When the PR executive for the Transport Ministry then decides to use him as a diversion from a corruption scandal, his simple life falls victim of the chaos of bureaucracy. An incendiary, dehumanizing look into a post-Communist, neo-Capitalist state. In Bulgarian with English subtitles. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 1 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


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TRANSPARENT

Jill Soloway
(USA, 2017, 85 mins)

CBFF teams up with Amazon Studios to bring you the first three episodes of Season 4 of the acclaimed, award-winning TV show. 

Winner of eight Emmy Awards, Transparent revolves around an L.A. family with serious boundary issues; their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out: that the person they knew as their father is transgender. Starring Jeffrey Tambor and Gaby Hoffmann.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 - 6:30 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
*ONE SHOWING ONLY


THE TRANSFIGURATION 

Michael O'Shea
(UK, 2016, 97 mins)

Is he or isn't he? A slow-burning descent into a young man's hell.

The Transfiguration follows troubled African American teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo's dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is a slow-burn, atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City. Starring Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine.

The Transfiguration is director Michael O'Shea's debut feature and became the only debut film in history to secure a premiere in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 11 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
'CBFF DARK DISCOVERY' *ONE SHOWING ONLY