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SFFILM Festival

Closing Night: Cha Cha Real Smooth

Directed by Cooper Raiff

USA | 107

30 Apr
Sat, Apr 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm PT

Guests Expected

Director Cooper Raiff and Actor Dakota Johnson are expected to attend.


Andrew is a sweet, talkative, and deeply ambivalent 22-year-old. Fresh out of college and living with his mother (Leslie Mann), Andrew finds his reckless charm makes him the ideal go-to party starter for the bar and bat mitzvahs in his Long Island hometown. Andrew soon befriends single mother, Domino (Dakota Johnson), and her daughter Lola, and their lives become deeply entwined during the endless revelry of coming-of-age parties. As Andrew falls for a homelife that has no room for him, he is forced to face his desires and motives. Cooper Raiff writes, directs, produces, and stars in this hilarious, unexpected, and buoyant story about the people we love and the loves that define us.

Director Cooper Raiff

The 2022 winner of the Palm Springs Film Festival’s Directors to Watch Award, Cooper Raiff burst on the scene with Madeline & Cooper (2018), a mid-length film. His next project was his first feature, Shithouse (2020), winner of the Grand Jury Narrative Feature prize at the SXSW Film Festival and the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle’s Special Citation for Independent Cinema Award. Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022), his second feature, won the Sundance Film Festival’s US Dramatic Audience Award.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2022

Premiere California

Runtime 107

Country USA

Director Cooper Raiff

Executive Producer Jeff Valeri, Shayne Fiske Goldner, Julia Hammer

Producer Dakota Johnson, Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, Jessica Switch, Cooper Raiff

Writer Cooper Raiff

Editor Henry Hayes

Cinematographer Cristina Dunlap

Music Este Haim, Christopher Stracey

Cast Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Raúl Castillo

Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.

Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is not currently scheduled for this event. For more information about ASL interpretation at our events, e-mail ADA@SFFilm.org.