Cha Cha Real Smooth


The Main 3 Sat, May 14, 2022 7:15 PM
The Main 3 Wed, May 18, 2022 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Festival Programs:Special Presentations
Romantic Comedy
Jewish Interest
Release Year:2022
Runtime:107 min
Festivals & Awards:Sundance Film Festival 2022 - Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic
Print Source:Apple TV+
Director:Cooper Raiff
Executive Producer:Shayne Fiske
Julia Hammer
Jeff Valeri
Producer:Ro Donnelly
Erik Feig
Dakota Johnson
Cooper Raiff
Jessica Switch
Cinematographer:Cristina Dunlap
Editor:Cooper Raiff
Composer:Henry Hayes
Principal Cast:Este Haim
Christopher Stracey
Filmography:Dakota Johnson
Cooper Raiff
Vanessa Burghardt
Evan Assante
Brad Garrett
Leslie Mann


Hot off a World Premiere at Sundance 2022 where it won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award, Writer/Director Cooper Raiff stars as Andrew, a bar/bat mitzvah party starter who strikes up a unique friendship with a young mom, Domino (Producer Dakota Johnson), and her teenage daughter.

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. A tale of unconventional love that brims with emotional honesty.

Director Biography

A native of Dallas, Texas, Cooper Raiff attended Occidental College before turning full-time to filmmaking. At the suggestion of Jay Duplass, he turned his debut short film “Madeline & Cooper” (2018) into the award-winning feature Shithouse (2020). Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022) is his most recent film.