RAFAEL EVENT VIDEOS
HER | SCIENCE ON SCREEN
Our Science On Screen presentation of Her included a post-screening discussion about The Future of Sex: Love & Relationships in the Age of AI, featuring Millennials Talk Cinema of the Petaluma Argus-Courier and Petaluma360.
13 February, 2020
NO TIME TO WASTE: THE URGENT MISSION OF BETTY REID SOSKIN
We were so pleased to welcome local legend Betty Reid Soskin to the Smith Rafael Film Center 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.
2 February, 2020
CONTACT | SCIENCE ON SCREEN
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.
16 January, 2020
JUST MERCY director Destin Daniel Cretton stopped by after a CFI Member Screening of his powerful film (MVFF42 Opening Night) for a thoughtful onstage conversation with California Film Institute Executive Director/Founder Mark Fishkin
19 December, 2019
Another great conversation at the Smith Rafael Film Center! Q&A with director Todd Phillips and MVFF Program Manager Sterling Hedgpeth after a packed screening of Phillips’ unique and fascinating film JOKER.
18 December, 2019
18 December, 2019
BOMBSHELL director Jay Roach and producer Michelle Graham in attendance for an onstage conversation with California Film Institute Executive Director/ Founder Mark Fishkin and reception following a CFI Member Screening of their film.
7 December, 2019
Taron Egerton and Dexter Fletcher participated in an entertaining onstage conversation and Q&A with MVFF Director of Programming Zoë Elton after a CFI Member Screening of their electrifying Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN.
4 December, 2019
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
A great night at the Rafael with Quentin Tarantino in the house with his latest film ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. Another fantastic packed CFI Member Screening followed by an engaging, animated, and trivia-packed onstage conversation.
30 November, 2019
Director Marco Bellocchio and actor Pierfrancesco Favino visited the Rafael with a screening of their visceral Italian gangster epic THE TRAITOR, followed by a conversation with MVFF Senior Programmer Karen Davis.
17 November, 2019
Composer, musician, and conceptual artist Fatima Al Qadiri participated in a Q&A with MVFF Director of Programming Zoë Elton following a screening of Mati Diop’s ATLANTICS.
11 November, 2019
Star Cynthia Erivo received a standing ovation following a screening of Kasi Lemmons’ HARRIET featuring a Q&A and reception with Erivo and moderator Ericka Huggins.
4 November, 2019
Director Lulu Wang discussed her film THE FAREWELL during a pre-screening reception and Q&A with MVFF Director of Programming Zoë Elton in front of a rapt audience of CFI Members.
24 June, 2019
MAIDEN film subject Tracy Edwards and director Alex Holmes participated in a spirited Q&A with MVFF Director of Programming Zoë Elton following a screening of their thrilling yachting documentary.
16 June, 2019
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM director/farmer/author John Chester from Apricot Lane Farms joined us for a fun and engaging Q&A at the Smith Rafael Film Center.
28 February, 2019
GLORIA BELL | FILMMAKER HIGHLIGHT EVENT
MVFF Director of programming sits down for a Q&A with director Sebastian Lelio following a special screening of his new film GLORIA BELL.
28 February, 2019
THE WIFE | MEMBER SCREENING
Glenn Close, THE WIFE director Björn Runge and screenwriter Jane Anderson joined us for another amazing Special Member Screening .
19 July, 2018
PUZZLE | MEMBER SCREENING
Another great Special Member Screening of PUZZLE with Kelly Macdonald and director Marc Turtletaub in attendance for an engaging onstage conversation with a full house of guests.
18 July, 2018
LIFE AND NOTHING MORE
LIFE AND NOTHING MORE director Antonia Méndez Esparza in conversation with CFI Founder/Executve Director Mark Fishkin.
THE FEMALE BRAIN
A full house at the Rafael for the National Evening of Science on Screen® with a screening of THE FEMALE BRAIN and lively conversation with neuroscientist Dr. Louann Brizedine on whose book the film is adapted.
2 April, 2018
Wonderful CFI Member Screening of Aardman Animation’s new film EARLY MAN with director Nick Park and animators Will Becher and Merlin Crossingham! Thanks for bringing by a few friends to meet our all-ages audience!
12 February, 2018
PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN
What a special evening, the kickoff for our Mind The Gap Honors, which celebrates our gender parity initiative. A special screening of PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN with director Angela Robinson receiving the very first ever Mind the Gap award.
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13 December, 2017