Special guests this year include Joe Bob Briggs, Frank Henenlotter, Trent Harris, David “The Rock” Nelson, Zack Carlson, and many more!
Horror and genre highlights are below; the remaining schedule is far below and includes a ton of wild programs including a Stairway to Stardom retrospective, a live performance from DJ Douggpound, and the U.S. Premiere of the definitive THE ROOM documentary ROOM FULL OF SPOONS (yes, Tommy Wiseau is relentlessly e-mailing us trying to block it).
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 PM
AN EVENING WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS – The legendary TV host, author, and film critic will host a retrospective talk on his career followed by a screening of THE WARRIORS as shown on MonsterVision!
Saturday, April 9, 7:30 PM
BEAVER TRILOGY + BEAVER TRILOGY PART IV – A screening of the Sean Penn/Crispin Glover classic alongside the Philly Premiere of the new documentary on the film. Filmmaker Trent Harris in attendance!
Sunday, April 10, 10:00 PM
DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP – Philly Premiere of a documentary on the notorious lead singer of 1990s extreme metal group Kettle Cadaver. A 2016 Slamdance Film Festival selection; MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!
Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 PM
DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN – The producer of Room 237 directs this experimental presentation of a little-known 1977 Frankenstein film with a new fictional commentary track, Philly-based co-writer Jay Kirk in attendance. Philadelphia Premiere.
Thursday, April 14, 7:30 PM
AKOUNAK TEGGDALIT TAHA TAZOUHAI – Set in the city of Agadez, this highly entertaining Nigerian remake of Prince’s Purple Rain stars self-taught Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar. Philadelphia Premiere.
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 PM
MAN VS SNAKE – Fantastic Fest-winning documentary on one legendary gamer’s quest to achieve the high score in obscure coin-op Nibbler. Co-director in attendance!
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 PM
FOUND MADNESS – Compilation program featuring the Philly Premiere of In Search of the Ultra-Sex plus 45 minutes worth of found footage and film oddities from the UK-based Duke Mitchell Film Club, in attendance all the way from England!
Sunday, April 17, 7:30 PM
VIVISECTIONS INTERNATIONAL HORROR SHORTS – The latest installment of Philly’s premiere showcase of new horror shorts from around the world includes work featuring Roddy Piper and John Carpenter.
Sunday, April 17, 9:30 PM
MEATHEAD GOES HOG WILD – A frustrated young man’s retreat from society results in a night of insanity through the streets of Chicago. Like a Falling Down for the millennial generation, East Coast Premiere.
Monday, April 18, 7:30 PM
MONSTERMAN – A documentary on Finnish metal heroes Lordi and founder Mr. Lordi’s struggle to remain vital after winning the most prestigious of musical honors, the Eurovision Song Contest, Philadelphia Premiere.
Thursday, April 21, 7:30 PM
UNDER THE SHADOW – A family in Tehran deals with random bombings and a haunted apartment amidst the final days of the Iran-Iraq War. Official selection of Sundance 2016 and SXSW 2016. Philadelphia Premiere.
Friday, April 22, 7:30 PM
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL – Philly Premiere of a star-studded, detailed history of the Process Church of the Final Judgement. Director and former Process member in attendance!
Friday, April 22, 10:30 PM
CHASING BANKSY – Philly Premiere of the latest film from cult favorite Frank Henenlotter (BASKETCASE, FRANKENHOOKER) that tells the true story of a group of NYC artists who travel south to steal a Banksy. Frank Henenlotter and star/co-writer in attendance!
Saturday, April 23, 7:30 PM
AN EVENING WITH DAVID “THE ROCK” NELSON – Zack Carlson hosts a retrospective chat with the “Ed Wood of the 21st Century”, Chicago-area monster movie fanatic David “The Rock” Nelson.
And here is the rest of the programming for the 2016 Cinedelphia Film Festival:
Friday, April 8, 7:30 PM
DEGRASSI RETROSPECTIVE – Pat “Joey Jeremiah” Mastroianni hosts a humorous and heartfelt look back on the greatest show of the 1980s with rare home video footage, behind-the-scenes stories, and a trivia contest with audience members!
Friday, April 8, 10:15 PM + Saturday, April 9, 4:30 PM
ROOM FULL OF SPOONS – The definitive documentary on the making of cult classic THE ROOM charts its accompanying fan base and finally solves the mystery behind the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau’s past. U.S. Premiere.
Sunday, April 10, 7:30 PM
NEW BREED DOCUMENTARY 1989 – The history of a legendary cassette tape comp that symbolized a generational shift in the NYC hardcore scene of the late 1980s. Director and crew in attendance!
Monday, April 11, 8:00 PM
DJ DOUGGPOUND LIVE – DJ Douggpound, contributor to The Eric Andre Show, Portlandia, and Tim & Eric Awesome Show performs live with special guest, Pound House regular Brent Weinbach.
Tuesday, April 12, 8:00 PM
WHAM CITY COMEDY TOUR 2016 – Baltimore-based video and comedy collective Wham City Comedy return to PhilaMOCA with special guest locals New Dreamz, Body Dreamz, and Baltimore’s Cricket Arrison.
Thursday, April 14, 9:30 PM
DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE – A true story set in Berlin’s modern queer underground featuring guest appearances from Nina Hagen, Peaches, and Einstürzende Neubauten. Philadelphia Premiere.
Friday, April 15, 7:30 PM
STAIRWAY TO STARDOM RETROSPECTIVE – The king of all public access talent shows gets the live retrospective treatment with VERY special guests! A comprehensive look at the amateur singers, dancers, and performers of 1980s era NYC.
Friday, April 15, 10:00 PM
20 YEARS OF MADNESS – A documentary on the cult 1990s public access show 30 Minutes of Madness and its creator’s quest to make a new episode 20 years later. Creator Jerry White Jr. in attendance! Philadelphia Premiere.
Saturday, April 16, 2:30 PM
CHIC-A-GO-GO LIVE TAPING – Chicago’s super hip, family-friendly dance party will tape a live episode at PhilaMOCA in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary. We’re keeping the guests a secret for now as it will sell out immediately when we announce them…get tickets while you can.
Sunday, April 17, 4:30 PM
FINAL CUT – LADIES & GENTLEMEN – Clips from over 450 classics of world cinema are artfully collaged into a love story in this experimental narrative that took over three years to complete, Philadelphia Premiere.
Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 PM
SAM KLEMKE’S TIME MACHINE – 50 years in the self-documented life of everyman Sam Klemke are sculpted into an epic life’s portrait courtesy of Shut Up Little Man! filmmaker Matthew Bate. Philadelphia Premiere.
Saturday, April 23, 6:00 PM
UNDERCOVER COPS 2: ANONYMOUS COP – The highly-anticipated sequel to our 13-year-old neighbor’s 2014 short Undercover Cops. Cast and crew in attendance (they all work at PhilaMOCA).