Opening Night: Naked Singularity
John Boyega cements his leading-man status in this mind-blowing adaptation of the award-winning novel. He plays Casi, an impassioned but volatile public defender, who stumbles onto a heist situation involving an impounded SUV containing heroin worth millions of dollars. With the help of two friends, he aims to liberate the stash while grappling with corrupt cops, violent cartel members, and a world possibly headed toward complete physical transformation. This World Premiere costars Olivia Cooke, Linda Lavin, Tim Blake Nelson, Ed Skrein and Bill Skarsgård.
Your Opening Night ticket includes access to the Opening Celebration, an online reception to kick off the Festival in virtual style with filmmakers, guests and SFFILM friends. Additionally, the Opening Night drive-in will include fun pre-film activities like a drive through photo-op and a food truck from Off the Grid – El Sur will be serving up delicious empanadas to make your night complete!
If you would like to attend the regular screening, please join us for the 9:30 PM show. Learn more here.
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Chase Palmer burst onto the scene with a short film, Neo-Noir (2002), which played the Sundance Film Festival. He went on to establish himself as a screenwriter, adapting Stephen King’s It with Cary Joji Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. In 2020, Variety named him to its list of “10 Directors to Watch.” Naked Singularity marks his feature directing debut.
Director Chase Palmer
Producer Tony Ganz, Kevin J. Walsh, Ryan Stowell, P. Jennifer Dana, Ross Jacobson
Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Dick Wolf, Sebastien Raybaud, John Zois, Francois Callens, Mark Roberts, Tony Pachella, Deborah Roth, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Writer Chase Palmer, David Matthews
Editor Katie Mcquerrey
Cinematographer Andrij Parekh
Music Brendan Angelides
Cast John Boyega, Olivia Cooke, Bill Skarsgård, Ed Skrein