Featured Films

A young boy nicknamed Banana because of his fruit-shaped foot wants to get the girl of his dreams. Basing his philosophy on soccer, he sees himself as a bold player while others see him as weird and awkward in this charming debut film. Director Andrea Jublin scheduled to attend.

Meet Iraqi ex-chemical engineer, Mr. Rafid Ahmed Alwan, or as the CIA call him, “Curveball.” Interviewed by German filmmaker, Matthias Bittner, Alwan relates how he devised a story about truckloads of portable chemical weapons that may have brought false cause for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

People, Places, Things

Saturday Night Party | May 23

A bumbling New York comic book artist, played with awkward charm by Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Conchords,” What We Do in the Shadows), must deal with the trials and tribulations of being a single dad to his twin six-year-old daughters. Actor Jemaine Clement scheduled to attend.

It’s the fall of 1985 in the sunny suburbs of Palo Alto, California, and three fourth grade classmates come together with a goal—to kill the mysterious mountain lion that’s been threatening their town. This dreamy film, told in three chapters, is adapted from a short story collection by James Franco. Director Gabrielle Demeestere scheduled to attend.

808

Where were you the first time that you heard the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer? You may not recognize the machine’s name, but you know its sound. Though only 12,000 808s were manufactured between 1980 and 1983, the 808 has become quite possibly the most influential musical instrument of the last 35 years. Producer Alex Noyer scheduled to attend.

This loose sequel to Uncle Kent sees a cartoonist embark on an increasingly bizarre, genre-mashing trip to Comic-Con as he struggles to create meaningful new works. Director Todd Rohal (The Catechism Cataclysm) strikes again with another impressively original feature. Director Todd Rohal and producer Mel Eslyn scheduled to attend.