Official Competition – Opens July 8

Fri, Jul 8
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Director: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn Run Time: 114 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish

Starring: Antonio Banderas, José Luis Gómez, Manolo Solo, Oscar Martínez, Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martínez star in this showbiz satire about the art of making a film… and all of the egomaniacs involved. 

Nightbeast (Film Geeks Living Room Edition + Book Signing) – July 9

Sat, Jul 9
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Director: Don Dohler Run Time: 81 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1982

Starring: Don Leifert, George Stover, Jamie Zemarel, Karin Kardian, Tom Griffith

After a dazzling meteor shower, the Nightbeast lands near a small East Coast town, armed with his vaporizing ray gun and a goal of killing everyone who crosses his path. As area residents are blasted to smithereens, the local sheriff and an ever dwindling group of survivors become determined to figure out a way to defeat this fearsome alien before their entire community is wiped out. Screening and Special Book Signing for BONKERS ASS CINEMA by Matt Rottman!

Clara Sola – Opens July 15

Opens in July

Director: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén Run Time: 106 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish

Starring: Ana Julia Porras Espinoza, Daniel Castañeda Rincón, Flor María Vargas Chaves, Wendy Chinchilla Araya

A religiously repressed woman living in Costa Rica experiences a sexual and mystical awakening as her niece’s quinceañera approaches.

German Currents Kino Presents: Nightlife – Opening July 15

Fri, Jul 15
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Director: Simon Verhoeven Run Time: 111 min. Release Year: 2020 Language: German w/ English subtitles

Starring: Elyas M'Barek, Frederick Lau, Julian Looman, Nicholas Ofczarek, Palina Rojinski

A romantic date between Milo and Sunny turns into a wild night when Milo’s friend, Renzo, arrives and derails the evening. 

Cosplay Universe

Sat, Jul 16
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Director: Jonathan McHugh, Jordan Rennert Run Time: 93 min.

COSPLAY UNIVERSE explores the rise of the global Comic Con sub-culture and evolution of Cosplay; the art form of becoming a character that you love. The film demonstrates how Cosplayers can transform and expand their perceptions of themselves while finding community. Featuring Stan Lee and Yaya Han. 

AFRO-PUNK – July 21 (Screening with Dir. James Spooner IN-PERSON!)

Thu, Jul 21
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Director: James Spooner Run Time: 66 min. Release Year: 2003

Starring: Mariko Jones, Matt Davis, Maya Glick, Moe Mitchell, Ralph Darden

Afro-Punk (2003) is an award winning documentary film directed by James Spooner, exploring the roles of African Americans within what was then an overwhelmingly white punk scene across the United States of America. 

Poser – Begins July 22

Opens in July

Director: Noah Dixon, Ori Segev Run Time: 87 min. Release Year: 2021

Starring: Amber Falter, Angela Jernigan, Aujolie Baker, Bobbi Kitten, Sylvie Mix

Lennon begins a podcast highlighting underground musicians in Columbus, Ohio. She meets a performer named Bobbi Kitten, creating a friendship that leads her down a destructive path. 

Olga – Begins July 22

Fri, Jul 22
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Director: Elie Grappe Run Time: 90 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: French, Ukrainian, Russian w/ English subtitles

Starring: Caterina Barloggio, Nastya Budiashkina, Sabrina Rubtsova, Tanya Mikhina, Thea Brogli

Set in 2014, this award winning drama follows a talented gymnast as she leaves the Ukraine for Switzerland after her journalist mother is targeted by the Yanukovich regime on the eve of the Maidan Revolution. Kino Lorber, the film’s distributor, will donate 10% of ticket revenue to Direct Relief for their work in Ukraine.