AT-HOME BENEFITS

We’ve expanded our online content so you can get the most out of your Membership. Just because we are all staying at home and maintaining social distancing doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the perks of being a CFI Member. Members can now enjoy free member screenings, filmmaker interviews, curated [email protected] Member Playlists, and more – all from the comfort of your couch!

COMING SOON

AGGIE

AVAILABLE TO STREAM STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy®-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists–particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” for $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. In English. Not Rated. Director: Caroline Gund (US 2020) 91 min

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Keeping you engaged and entertained with an ever changing slate of curated short films from MVFFs past. 

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TEDxMARIN

The 11th Annual TEDxMarin features 16 Original TEDTalks in a private Streaming HD Broadcast. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2020 6pm.

One full day or a full week viewing passes are available. Watch the entire program at your convenience.  See the SPEAKERS@ www.TEDxMarin.org

TO REGISTER WITH CA-FILM DISCOUNT:   https://2020tedxmarin.eventbrite.com?discount=2020CAFILM

Makes Individual viewing passes  just $31  for the whole program.

PAST PROGRAMS

BOYS STATE

THURSDAY, JULY 30

The sensational winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival is a wildly entertaining and continually revealing immersion into a week-long annual program in which a thousand Texas high school seniors gather for an elaborate mock exercise: building their own state government. Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. In the process, they have created a complex portrait of contemporary American masculinity, as well as a microcosm of our often dispiriting national political divisions that nevertheless manages to plant seeds of hope. Directors: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss (US 2020) 109 min.

Program included a LIVE filmmaker Q&A and with filmmakers Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss, moderated by CFI Executive Director and Founder Mark Fishkin.

CLICK HERE to watch the recorded conversation!

FIRST COW

THURSDAY, JULY 9

“Kelly Reichardt’s manifest-destiny epic in D minor…gives you the feeling that you’ve just witnessed a major work from a great American filmmaker.”

-David Fear // Rolling Stone

Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.  (USA 2020) 121 min.

BABYTEETH

LIVE Q&A THURSDAY, JUNE 18

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. But as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit – her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest, pregnant neighbour – how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love. Not Rated. Director: Shannon Murphy (Australia 2020) 120 min

Program included a LIVE filmmaker Q&A and with director Shannon Murphy and actress Eliza Scanlen, moderated by MVFF Director of Programming Zoë Elton.

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16 BARS

LIVE Q&A WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

This inspiring music documentary featuring Grammy-Award winning artist Speech, of hip hop collective Arrested Development, offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons.  With the U.S. incarcerating more of its citizens per capita than any other nation on the planet, the music of 16 Bars serves as a rare testimony to the raw and messy truth behind the criminal justice system‘s revolving door.

Program included a LIVE filmmaker Q&A and extended panel discussion regarding the criminal justice system, and how it has been affected by the current COVID-19 crisis.

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TEAM MARCO

APRIL 22 – 26

A tech-obsessed pre-teen and his old-school grandfather form an unlikely friendship when they ditch the electronics and take up bocce with a team of colorful local players. 

Livestream conversation with director Julio Vincent Gambuto and CFI Director of Education, Joanne Parsont.
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THE BIKES OF WRATH

APRIL 8-12

The story of adventure, human connection, and an in-depth look at inequality and disenfranchisement in today’s America through the lens of John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.

International livestreamed conversation with directors Cameron Ford and Charlie Turnbull, moderated by Zoë Elton.
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WOMEN OF TIBET: GYALYUM CHEMO – THE GREAT MOTHER

MARCH 29 – APRIL 12

Quietly provocative and deeply moving this documentary is the story of the woman who gave birth to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to illuminate the idea that a loving, compassionate, and fierce feminine aspect lives within each of us.

Including a pre-recorded introduction and Q&A with director Rosemary Rawcliffe and Zoë Elton.

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