2023 Festival

Closing Night Film: They Call Me Magic

Now that our pass-holders have had their chance to reserve their spots for the screening, we’re opening up both showings at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM to pass-holders and ticket-buyers! You must present your CCFF pass (pass types: sponsor, general admission, patron, filmmaker/artist, volunteer) at the door or purchase a $10 ticket. If you already purchased a ticket on Eventbrite, your name will be on the will call list. 

CCFF is proud to present the first episode of They Call Me Magic in the hometown of global sports icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson, before it’s released on Apple TV+ on April 22. The four-part documentary series event features intimate interviews with Mr. Johnson and an all-star lineup. We’re honored to share this with our — and Mr. Johnson’s — community. This screening is made possible by the support of Apple TV+.

Celebration Cinema / 200 E Edgewood Blvd, Lansing, MI 48911

Film Information

They Call Me Magic

For global sports icon Earvin Johnson, “Magic” has many meanings. It’s the sparkle of his megawatt smile and dazzling style of play that forever changed the game of basketball. It’s the  magnetic connection that led him to the love of his life. It’s the shock of an HIV diagnosis that he transformed from grief into triumph — shifting global dialogue about the disease and overcoming its staggering odds. It’s his transcendence from sports superstar to business titan, blazing new trails for former athletes and revolutionizing the way corporate America does business in Black communities. Featuring intimate interviews with Magic and an all-star lineup, “They Call Me Magic” charts the cinematic life of one of the biggest cultural icons of our era with unprecedented access in a definitive four-part documentary series.

Rick Famuyiwa / 2022 / 61 minutes / English / USA