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Arthouse Film Festival premiers some of the best films before release to the public. Grab your popcorn and enjoy the shows! Just imagine seeing a prestige studio or festival-winning gem before release to the public, then the lights come up, and there in front of you are the creators of the film, ready to answer questions and discuss their work.
Curated/moderated by CHUCK ROSE, founder of ARTHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL, screenwriter, film director and university faculty member. Save money and register by Sept. 12 for this course. After Sept. 12, the price goes up to $167.
Confirmed films and those under consideration for the upcoming festival include:
Amsterdam with Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, director David O. Russell, a murder mystery with the greatest all-star cast assembled this year, sure to be in the thick of the upcoming awards races.
Broker with Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, director Hirokazu Koreeda, a serious drama exploring ethics, choice and money lifted by sweetness, sensitivity, compassion and warmth as Koreeda once again demonstrates that he is one of the best filmmakers working today.
Don’t Worry Darling with Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, director Olivia Wilde, discovering trouble in paradise, a 1950’s experimental company town with the shiny surface of a perfect life reveals something much more sinister lurking beneath its beautiful façade.
Leonor Will Never Die with Sheila Francisco, director Martika Ramirez Escobar, a twisty fantasy about a retired filmmaker who gets sucked into the narrative of her own screenplay in an imaginative adventure at the intersection of art and life.
Memories of My Father with Javier Camara, Nicolas Reyes, director Fernando Trueba, a portrait of a smart, principled, kind man who devoted his life to helping others. Colombia’s Oscar entry, possessing a wonderful ensemble cast, evoking nostalgia and familial love.
Next Exit with Katie Parker, Rahul Kohli, director Mali Elfman, anchored by a pair of spectacular performances, an emotional, powerful road trip of misfits damaged by grief and trauma on self-inflicted paths to destruction unless they can somehow save each other.
Raymond & Ray with Ethan Hawke, Ewan McGregor, director Rodrigo Garcia, Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuaron produces this story about two half-brothers who reunite at the funeral of their father. Hawke and McGregor grapple with anger, pain, humor, love and a chance to reinvent themselves.
She Said with Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, director Maria Schrader, Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and Emmy nominee Zoe Kazan star as New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor. Adapted from the best selling memoirShe Said: Breaking the Sexual Harrassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.
Sirens with Lilas Mayassi, Shery Bechara, director Rita Baghdadi, as civil unrest boils over in Lebanon, the first all-female metal band from the Middle East struggles to find identity, love and success in a crowd-pleasing doc that plays like a carefully plotted scripted film.
Ticket to Paradise with Julia Roberts, George Clooney, director Ol Parker, Roberts and Clooney return to the rom-com, and boomerang as a couple of neurotic parents who run off to Bali to try and stop their daughter from making the same mistake they did 25 years ago.
White Bird: A Wonder Story with Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson, director Marc Forster, adapted from the graphic novel by R.J. Palacio, the story revolves around lessons learned and a young Jewish girl hidden away by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Oscar winners and nominees Alan Arkin, Lee Daniels, Frank Darabont, Jesse Eisenberg, Ethan Hawke, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Melissa Leo, Viggo Mortensen, Chazz Palminteri, John Sayles, Aaron Sorkin, Fisher Stevens and David Strathairn have joined Dylan Baker, Michael Gandolfini, Famke Janssen, Danai Gurira, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Derek Luke, Mary Stuart Masterson, David Morse, Connie Nielsen, Joe Pantoliano and Kevin Smith as guest speakers who have come to share their insights with festival participants.
The festival has hosted 1,998 movie premieres with 1,225 guest appearances over the past 32 years. Films, guest speakers, venues and schedule subject to change and availability. No refunds.
Please note: Week 2 of the Film Festival will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29.