Film Independent Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening* of Cha Cha Real Smooth, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director/star Cooper Raiff, moderated by Jenelle Riley (Deputy Awards & Features Editor, Variety).
* Those attending this in-person event must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter, and wear a mask or face covering at all times.
Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino, and her daughter, Lola, he finally discovers a future he wants – even if it might not be his own. Cooper Raiff writes, directs and stars alongside Dakota Johnson, Brad Garrett, Leslie Mann and newcomers Vanessa Burghardt and Evan Assante in this tale of unconventional love that brims with emotional honesty.
From Apple Original Films, Cha Cha Real Smooth will be in theaters and on Apple TV+ June 17th.
2022, 107 minutes, color | Written by Cooper Raiff | Directed by Cooper Raiff | Starring Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Evan Assante, Vanessa Burghardt, Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Raúl Castillo, Odeya Rush | Produced by Dakota Johnson, Erik Feig, Cooper Raiff, Ro Donnelly, Jessica Switch
Film Lover Members are guaranteed access to, and receive priority entry at this event. Arts Circle Members are guaranteed access, and receive both priority entry and reserved seating. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
All Film Independent Members can register for this event starting at 12:00 pm on Thursday, May 26. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.
On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.
Proof of vaccination and masks are required. All guests must wear a mask or face covering upon entering and remaining within the venue. The mask or face covering must cover the nose, mouth and chin at all times.
Harmony Gold Preview House parking is complimentary. Underground parking is accessible via Sunset Boulevard. An overflow parking lot is located behind the building and can be accessed from Stanley Avenue. If lots are full, street parking is available.
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