2017

DAVE MADE A MAZE

3 August, 2017
We had a fantastic time with the affable DAVE MADE A MAZE crew last Thursday night, including producers John Charles Meyer and Etienne Eckert, writer Steven Sears and lead sculptor Michael Murnane, plus a few awesome characters from the film!
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

THE GLASS CASTLE

31 July, 2017
CFI Members were treated to an amazing member screening of THE GLASS CASTLE followed by an emotional and candid conversation with author Jeanette Walls, who connected with engaged and passionate audience members on and off stage. Thank you to Lionsgate for providing this wonderful film for our wonderful members!
Photos @ Tommy Lau Photography

FUNNY BONES: THE COMEDY OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN

20 July, 2017
We had a fantastic time with Dan Kamin last week and his celebration of the comedy of Charlie Chaplin, FUNNY BONES!
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

BAND AID

6 June, 2017
Writer/actor/director Zoe Lister-Jones sat down with Rafael Film Center Director of Programming Richard Peterson to discuss the process of making her feature film debut BAND AID, a charming independent comedy (helmed by an all-female crew) about commitment and “fighting through music”.
Photos @ The Understory & CFI Staff

ALICE COOPER: WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE

1 June, 2017
A fun flashback to Alice Cooper’s 1975 shock rock extravaganza with David Templeton and Tom Silberkleit, whose father produced this dynamic concert film!
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

DEAN

9 May, 2017
We had great time last night with Demetri Martin at our exclusive CFI Member screening of his new film DEAN. Our members thoroughly enjoyed this sweetly comic film about loss, grief and the redemptive power of love, as well as Martin’s entertaining anecdotes about being a first-time filmmaker. Thank you CBS Films for a wonderful evening!
Photos @ Tommy Lau Photography

JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT

30 April, 2017
Legendary chef Jeremiah Tower last Sunday at a sold-out screening of the documentary about his life and work, followed by an animated Q&A with Tower’s longtime friend & colleague L. John Harris.
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

TOMORROW

16 April, 2017
Filmmaker Cyril Dion and Recology‘s Robert Reed presented a screening of the wonderful TOMORROW to a sold-out house!
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

LOVE AND TAXES

26 February, 2017
We were so happy to host Jacob Kornbluth and Josh Kornbluth at the Rafael last Sunday with a screening of their new film LOVE AND TAXES! The brothers proved to be as entertaining in person as on screen!
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

AWARDS NIGHT 

26 February, 2017
We had a great time at Awards Night 2017 – certainly one of the most memorable ceremonies of all time – See you again next year!
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

14 February, 2017
So pleased to have welcomed filmmaker Ritesh Batra to the Rafael who joined us for a Q&A following the screening of his latest film THE SENSE OF AN ENDING – our annual CFI Membership Filmmaker Highlight Event.
Photos @ Tommy Lau Photography

MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BRAIN

9 February, 2017
Our first Science On Screen® screening of the year,  presented by co-director Gary Weimberg, followed by a lively Q&A with Weimberg and film subjects Indigo Prasad and pathologist (and student of Dr. Marian Diamond) Dr. Che Prasad
Photos @ Allison Levenson Photography

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

6 February, 2017
So many great moments at our CFI Education Screening of TAKE ME TO THE RIVER with director Martin Shore and rapper and film subject Frayser Boy, a part of their Education Initiative to share this fantastic documentary about the intergenerational and inter-racial Memphis music legacy featuring Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Jerry Harrison, Terrance Howard, Otis Clay, Lil P-nut, Yo Gotti, Bobby “Blue” Bland and many more!

A BITTER LEGACY

30 January, 2017
Director Claudia Katayanagi and A BITTER LEGACY Film Editor engaged the audience following a CFI Education Community Screening of this timely documentary addressing Japanese incarceration camps during WWII.