OUTDOOR SCREENING: STRANGELY IN LOVE

OUTDOOR SCREENING: STRANGELY IN LOVE

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LIVE MUSIC BY THE CONTROVERSY: 8:00PM

OUTDOOR SCREENING ON TCC BALL FIELD: 9:00PM

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STRANGELY IN LOVE | Written & Directed by Amin Matalqa

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Get ready to cozy up on the TCC ball field for a rom-com unlike any other. The stunning cast, beautiful score, and Charlie Chaplin-influence make Strangely In Love an unforgettably funny love story.

A hopeless romantic comedy take on Dostoevsky’s White Nights set in modern-day Los Angeles. Fyo, a naive ignored man-boy, falls in love with the only person who recognizes his existence, Nastenka, a hot-headed blind girl who’s ready to hang herself from a tree while waiting for her lover, Steve, to return from Africa, where he’s gone off to save the children. Fyo will do anything to be with Nastenka, even if it means helping her win back her dream lover.

FILMMAKING TEAM, STARS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS WILL HOST A Q&A FOLLOWING THE SCREENING. 

Live musical performances by The Controversy, whose music is featured in Strangely In Love, before the film.

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THIS IS AN OUTDOOR SCREENING. The canyon gets cool at night, so a jacket or sweater is advised. Please bring your own blanket, cushion, or lawn chair for comfortable seating on the ball field.

Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and beverages available for purchase at event.

THE FEZ (WORLD PREMIERE)

THE FEZ (WORLD PREMIERE)

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PRE-SHOW PERFORMANCE IN TCC HOUSE: 8:00PM

SCREENING IN TCC HOUSE: 8:30PM

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The Fez | Directed by Roxxane Shelaby

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TFF is thrilled to premiere The Fez! Pre-show performances with musicians and belly dancers and post-show Q&A with the filmmaker and stars make this a must-see event!

Director Producer, Roxxanne Shelaby, a world renowned belly dancer, brings us into the heart of the Golden Era of Hollywood with “The Fez”, the first Restaurant and Nightclub dedicated to the Arab culture on the West Coast.

Opened in 1959 in Hollywood, the legendary Fez not only became a center for the Arabic community in Southern California, but a catalyst for Arab music and dance going on to inspire generations of musicians and dancers well beyond Los Angeles.

The Fez Documentary showcases the insiders view of the first Middle Eastern club in Hollywood where all the classic stars were seen and introduced to Middle Eastern Arts and Culture. Featuring Arabic Music, Belly Dancers, and the best Middle Eastern food in town, The Fez had the hottest musicians and dancers scorching up the dance floor and has become part of Vintage Hollywood history.

The Fez Pre-Show Performers

Dancers: Ariel Kasha Celi, Napali Sunshine Cohen, Devon Estrella Farr, Melanie Kareem, 

Musicians:  Mukhles Dababneh, Rashed Khzam, Hasan Minawi, Maurice Mitri, George Mouesati, Rami Raheb, Adel Shawky, Elias Thomas  


Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and beverages available for purchase at event.

OUTDOOR SCREENING: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT & HORROR SHORTS

OUTDOOR SCREENING: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT & HORROR SHORTS

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LIVE SET BY DJ KID GUSTO: 8:00PM

OUTDOOR SCREENING ON TCC BALL FIELD: 9:00PM

Groovy ghouls, lost souls, and spooks of all kinds are invited to be a part of TFF's first horror night! 

Special guest, Elijah Wood, joins TFF to present A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and horror shorts.

Bring a blanket, cushion, or chair and don't forget your holy water, crosses, and stakes for an evening of horror under the stars on the TCC ball field.

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A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT | Directed by Lily Ana Amirpour

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“Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town — home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls — is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, a most unusual love story blossoms blood-red. The debut feature Ana Lily Amirpour, cinema’s first Iranian vampire western basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful stew of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch. Above all, Amirpour’s tale of love and squalor is fun. Why else would a vampire ride a skateboard?” (Sundance Film Festival) 

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HUSH | Directed by Michael Kehoe

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A young woman babysits a former professor's daughter. During the night she discovers a malevolent presence that has attached itself to the house.

CHOICE CUTS Directed by Jeff Meyers and Keith Jeffries

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This juicy slab created for the FUN SIZE HORROR film project may make you rethink your next cut of meat...


THIS IS AN OUTDOOR SCREENING. The canyon gets cool at night, so a jacket or sweater is advised. Please bring your own blanket, cushion, or lawn chair for comfortable seating on the ball field.

Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and drinks are available for purchase at the event.

INSIDE PEACE

INSIDE PEACE

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SCREENING IN TCC HOUSE: 2:00PM

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INSIDE PEACE | Directed by Cynthia Fitzpatrick

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The Topanga Film Festival strives to present work that is courageous, innovative, and that inspires action. Inside Peace accomplishes this in every way. Please join us for a powerful afternoon of exploring peace with a screening of Inside Peace followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Three criminal offenders marked by generations of violence, addiction and bad choices attend the Peace Class in a Texas prison, where they struggle to discover their humanity, improve their outlook on life and rebuild their lives from the inside out.

Four years in the making, Inside Peace is a feature documentary that focuses on a set of compelling characters who were incarcerated at Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio, Texas. There they embarked on a journey of change by enrolling in the Peace Class, one of the few self-improvement programs offered in prisons across the country that are not faith-based, but instead concentrates on the individual’s inner strength and self-worth.

The road becomes most treacherous when the men are released from jail and as they try to negotiate a world filled with conflict, rejection and hostility. Faced with these familiar roadblocks at every turn, they must avoid the temptation to return to their old ways—those that led to failure and imprisonment in the first place.

We are excited to host a very special Q&A with the filmmakers to learn about their 4-year journey inside peace.


Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the event.

LOCAL YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: THE BC BUTCHER & SHORTS

LOCAL YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: THE BC BUTCHER & SHORTS

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SCREENING IN TCC HOUSE: 4:00PM

Local Youth Spotlight showcases homegrown Topanga Canyon talent under the age of 18. Our little community boasts some big talent!

THE B.C. BUTCHER | Written & Directed by Kansas Bowling

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In the year 1,000,000 B.C., a tribe of cavewomen falls prey to a prehistoric beast.

Starring Kato Kaelin, Dwayne Johnson, and special guest star, Rodney Bingenheimer. Narrated by Topanga, Kadeem Hardison.

Headache | Written & Directed by Claire Bryétt Andrew

A family makes an unexpected stop during a road trip. What happens next is quite unexplainable.

The Escape | Written & Directed by Max Portman

A young boy falls asleep and escapes to a surreal dream world.


Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and drinks available for purchase at the event.

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: THE SHOOT

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: THE SHOOT

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SCREENING IN TCC HOUSE: 5:30PM

Local Spotlight showcases homegrown Topanga Canyon talent. Written, directed, produced, and starred in by Topanga's own Adams Family, The Shoot also features several Topanga community members, making this a truly homegrown film. Join us for this wild ride of a film and Q&A with filmmakers and cast to follow.

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THE SHOOT | Directed by John Adams & Toby Poser

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Tommy and Dougie are two weathered musicians who are still living the rock and roll lifestyle, busted broke and desperately dreaming of their big break. Tommy's wife, Maddy, would trade places any day, stable but stuck in her own soul-less job as an assistant fashion stylist.

To pay for their big album, the rockers take out a loan from the wrong kind of lender (the kind that breaks legs for breakfast). Unable to repay the loan they riff on a plan to rob Maddy's photo shoot for a high-end jewelry line in the desert. Fashionistas, models, millions in jewels.... all wrapped up in a nice remote desert package.

Seems easy enough. Of course fashion isn't always pretty, and neither is felony. When all hell breaks loose in the desert, cameras aren't the only thing doing the shooting. The crew scatters into the barren unforgiving landscape with only their lives and the jewels, gambling on the chance that the armed robbers will give up and leave.

Q&A with filmmakers and cast following the screening.


Paid parking is available at the venue. If parking on Topanga Canyon Blvd., make sure all tires are inside the white lines. Flashlights are advised for walking to your car after dark. Carpooling is encouraged.

Food and drinks available for purchase at the event.