2020

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

11 February, 2020
We were so pleased to honor director Céline Sciamma with the Mind the Gap 2019 Director of the Year Award for her beautiful film PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, presented by Mill Valley Film Festival Director of Programming Zoë Elton and Telluride Film Festival Executive Director Julie Huntsinger.
Photos © Allison Levenson Photography

16 BARS

7 February, 2020
Director Sam Bathrick presented a screening of his film 16 BARS, followed by a panel discussion with Julio Escobar, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Kevin Walker, author of From Behind Bars, and Steve Michelson, Executive Director of The Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows.
Photos © Kirke Wrench

COLEWELL

3 February, 2020
We welcomed director Tom Quinn with his Film Independent Spirit Award-nominated film COLEWELL, treating our audience to an insightful Q&A also featuring sound designer Richard Gould and foley artist Shelley Roden.
Photos © Kirke Wrench

NO TIME TO WASTE: THE URGENT MISSION OF BETTY REID SOSKIN

2 February, 2020
We were so pleased to welcome local legend Betty Reid Soskin for a special screening of NO TIME TO WASTE, followed by a presentation of the Mind The Gap Award to Ms. Soskin by MVFF Director of Programming Zoë Elton and CFI Education Outreach Manager Shakira Refos.
Photos ©  Tommy Lau Photography

THE LURE OF THIS LAND

30 January, 2020
MVFF42 film THE LURE OF THIS LAND with local filmmaker Alexandra Lexton in attendance screened to a sold-out crowd, intrigued by this portrait of American ex-patriates living in Belize.
Photos © Allison Levenson Photography

LES MISÉRABLES

28 January, 2020
A very special CFI Member Screening of Academy Award ® nominated LES MISÉRABLES with director Ladj Ly and star Djebril Zonga in conversation with Mill Valley Film Festival Director of Programming Zoë Elton (with translator Myriam DesPujoulets).
Photos © Kirke Wrench

TRUE JUSTICE

27 January, 2020
CFI Education presented a Community Cinema screening of TRUE JUSTICE, followed by a thoughtful panel discussion with CFI Director of Education Joanne Parsont, Otis Bruce, Jr., Senior Deputy District Attorney, Marin County District Attorney’s Office, Mike Satris, Death Appeal attorney, and Rabbi Paul Shleffar, Jewish Chaplain, San Quentin State Prison.
Photos © Kirke Wrench

CONTACT

16 January, 2020
Our Science On Screen program returned with a special screening of CONTACT, hosted by series programmer David Templeton and special guest Dr. Eugenien Scott, former executive director of the National Center for Science Education
Photos © Steve Disenhof

2040

12 January, 2020
A sold-out house for our CFI Education presentation of 2040, in partnership with Children For Change and Drawdown Marin, featuring a post-screening panel discussion with environmental activist and experts.
Photos © Allison Levenson Photography

THOSE WHO REMAINED

9 January, 2020
Filmmaker Barnabás Tóth and star Abigél Szõke were in attendance for an onstage conversation with Series Programmer Karen Davis following a screening of their film THOSE WHO REMAINED, representing Hungary in our ‘For Your Consideration’ series which features selected Oscar® submissions from around the world.
Photos © Allison Levenson Photography