Announcing the full lineup for the sixth annual Cinedelphia Film Festival! The CFF is programmed in-house by the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), running April 12-30, and this year centered around the theme of “spirituality, the occult, and outsider thought”. From a Satanic ritual to a family-friendly monster dance party, this year’s CFF is more wild than ever!
Throughout the film festival the walls of PhilaMOCA will be covered in a selection of hand-painted movie posters from Ghana courtesy of Chicago’s Deadly Prey Gallery.
Thursday, April 12, 7:30 PM (Opening Night)
AN EVENING WITH THE SATANIC TEMPLE – TST founder Lucien Grieves in attendance for a live ritual and presentation followed by a screening of the Mexican cult classic ALUCARDA.
Friday, April 13, 7:00 PM
SUSPIRIA – Actress Jessica Harper in attendance for a screening of a rare, one-of-a-kind 35mm Italian print of the horror classic. Hosted at the Lightbox Film Center.
Saturday, April 14, 12:00 PM
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS – The CFF present a monster-themed edition of PhilaMOCA’s popular monthly program with free sugary cereals for all.
Saturday, April 14, 7:30 PM
EERIE, INDIANA Retrospective/Reunion – The fondly-remembered 1990s television program receives a retrospective with cast members Justin Shenkarow (Simon) and Jason Marsden (Dash X) in attendance.
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 PM
VIDAR THE VAMPIRE – Philly Premiere of the wildly offensive Norwegian horror/comedy.
Sunday, April 15, 4:30 PM
INDIANA – Philly Premiere of the atmospheric American indie concerning a pair of paranormal investigators on their last case.
Sunday, April 15, 7:00 PM
I AM NOT A WITCH – Philly Premiere of the Sundance favorite focusing on the modern persecution of witches in Zambia and Ghana.
Sunday, April 15, 9:00 PM
THEY REMAIN – Philly Premiere; two scientists investigate strange happenings at the site of a ritualistic murder.
Monday, April 16, 7:30 PM
THE ALLINS – Philly Premiere; a documentary that traces the life of legendary punk rocker GG Allin as well as the family he left behind.
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 PM
BEST F(R)IENDS VOLUME ONE – Greg Sestero, co-star of The Room and author of The Disaster Artist, in attendance for his new film co-starring The Room creator Tommy Wiseau.
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 PM
THE ROOM live script reading – Greg Sestero leads a cast of local talents in a live script reading of the original draft of the modern cult classic.
Friday, April 20, 8:30 PM
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – The industrial legends perform their first two albums live in honor of their 30th Anniversary; sold out.
Saturday, April 21, 4:00 PM
MAUSOLEUM MONSTER HOP – TV legends Ghoul-A-Go-Go host a family-friendly costume dance party featuring live instrumental surf music from The Primitive Finks and The Crimson Ghosts (Misfits cover band).
Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM
BOILED ANGELS: THE TRIAL OF MIKE DIANA – Philly Premiere of the new documentary on the first American artist to be convicted of obscenity. Subject Mike Diana and legendary filmmaker Frank Henenlotter in attendance!
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 PM
VAMPIRE CLAY – Philly Premiere; art students in Japan battle a cursed clay in this off-the-wall horror oddity.
Sunday, April 22, 4:00 PM
PAA JOE & THE LION – An uplifting documentary on the Grandfather of Ghana’s fantasy coffin trade.
Sunday, April 22, 6:30 PM
HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN’S CURSE – Philly Premiere; the critically-acclaimed horror German exploration of witchcraft and pagan beliefs during the Dark Ages.
Sunday, April 22, 9:00 PM
HELLSPAWN: SHORT FILMS OF THE DAMNED – A highly curated program of short horror films, all Philly Premieres.
Monday, April 23, 7:30 PM
Philadephia Psychotronic Film Society – The CFF program an installment of Philly’s most popular film club.
Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 PM
NOVEMBER – Philly Premiere; werewolves, ancestral spirits, and magical servants inhabit this remarkable film festival sensation from Estonia.
Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM
THE RANGER – Pennsylvania Premiere; a group of punk rockers face off with a demented park ranger in this 2018 SXSW hit. Director Jenn Wexler in attendance.
Friday, April 27, 7:00 PM
KING COHEN – Philadelphia Premiere; a documentary on cult favorite director Larry Cohen (The Stuff, It’s Alive) featuring Martin Scorsese, John Landis, and more. Director Steve Mitchell in attendance.
Friday, April 27, 10:00 PM
ROKUROKU: THE PROMISE OF THE WITCH – North American Premiere; spirits from Japanese folklore torment modern Japan in this innovative and oddball horror film.
Saturday, April 28, 4:00 PM
ZERZURA – Philadelphia Premiere; from the creator of the Nigerian Purple Rain comes the world’s first-ever ethnographic acid western! Featuring a Tuareg-style guitar score.
Saturday, April 28, 7:00 PM
BEST WORST MOVIE MARATHON – The return of the CFF’s popular marathon of previously unannounced crowd pleasers. Featuring work from non-filmmakers, over-the-hill filmmakers, and just plain strange filmmakers.
Monday, April 30, 7:30 PM
WALPURGISNACHT – A celebration on the “Night of the Witches” featuring effigy building/burning, a lecture on the history of the pagan holiday, and a screening of The Wicker Man.
The full schedule with details, trailers, and tickets links is available here: