The Charlotte Film Festival is coordinated by CHARLOTTE CINEMA ARTS, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Charlotte, NC

Special Presentations

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An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only."

Screening

Date

Time

7:45 pm

September 30, 2018

Charlotte Film Society Special Presentation

Jim Hosking

Directed by:  

Comedy, Crime/US/2018/108 min

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Black Magic For White Boys

The Magnificent Larry used to be the most popular magician in New York. But times have changed. Ticket sells are down and if he doesn't do something quick, he's going to have to sell his theater. Maybe if he dusts off his old book of spells, it might get people in the seats! In another part of town, a self-absorbed man-child named Oscar finds his sovereignty in jeopardy when he impregnates a woman he barely knows. Meanwhile, his friend Jamie hatches a diabolic plan to gentrify all of Bushwick. These characters converge in a comic tale of magic, madness and loss.

Screening

Date

Time

7:05 pm

September 28, 2018

Special Presentation

Onur Tukel

Directed by:  

Comedy, TV/US/2018/80 min

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FP2: Beats of Rage

Despite hanging up his boots following the events of 'The FP,' JTRO must return to the blood sport of Beat-Beat Revelation one last time. JTRO and KCDC - his mystical hype man - will quest deep into The Wastes, a land decimated by the Beat Wars, to compete in the ancient Beat-Beat tournament, "Beats of Rage," face AK-47 - and, hopefully, save the world.

Screening

Date

Time

8:30 pm

September 29, 2018

Charlotte Film Society Special Presentation

Jason Trost

Directed by:  

Action, Comedy/US/2018/85 min

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Little Woods

A modern Western that tells the story of two sisters, Ollie and Deb, who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives. For years, Ollie has illicitly helped the struggling residents of her North Dakota oil boomtown access Canadian health care and medication. When the authorities catch on, she plans to abandon her crusade, only to be dragged in even deeper after a desperate plea for help from her sister.

Screening

Date

Time

7:30 pm

September 26, 2018

Special Presentation

Nia DaCosta

Directed by:  

Crime, Drama, Western/US/2018/105 min

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On Her Shoulders

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people

Screening

Date

Time

8:15 pm

September 29, 2018

Charlotte Film Society Special Presentation

Alexandria Bombach

Directed by:  

Documentary, Biography/US/2018/95 min

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Room For Rent

When a broke thirty-two year old ex-lottery winner convinces his parents to rent their spare room to save from downsizing, a creepy stranger with a hidden agenda moves in.

Screening

Date

Time

8:40 pm

September 29, 2018

Special Presentation

Matthew Atkinson

Directed by:  

Comedy, Mystery/US/2018/89 min

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Shoplifters

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.

Screening

Date

Time

6:45 pm

September 30, 2018

Charlotte Film Society Special Presentation

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Directed by:  

Crime, Drama/Japan/2018/121 min

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The Misogynists

In a single, fully-stocked hotel room on the night of the 2016 general election, two Trump supporters celebrate the unexpected results, in the latest from indie provocateur Onur Tukel. As the night rages on, an ensemble of characters venture in and out of the room. Some match the two’s enthusiasm while others voice their terror at the prospect of the incoming President, but most struggle to find reasons to care less about the results that caused the debauched celebration occurring around them. Led by Dylan Baker’s gleefully deranged performance, Tukel’s tongue-in-cheek exploration of a divided America digs deep into the night’s mass existential crisis, and leaves with some disquieting results.

Screening

Date

Time

5:00 pm

September 30, 2018

Special Presentation

Onur Tukel

Directed by:  

Comedy/US/2017/85 min

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The Monster Squad

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Screening

Date

Time

10:45 pm

September 28, 2018

Special Presentation

Fred Dekker

Directed by:  

Action, Comedy, Fantasy/US/1987/79 min

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The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

In this intricate debut thriller from Henry Dunham, a neighbourhood militia is shocked to discover that a recent mass shooting was apparently carried out by one of its own members.

Screening

Date

Time

10:30 pm

September 29, 2018

Special Presentation

Henry Dunham

Directed by:  

Drama/US/2018/88 min

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Wolfman’s Got Nards

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.

Screening

Date

Time

8:55 pm

September 28, 2018

Special Presentation

Andre Gower

Directed by:  

Documentary, Horror/US/2018/91 min