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Kicking off a New Year at CFI

We’re off to a great start in 2019 with record box office at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, popular special events, and a whole roster of Academy Award® nominees playing on our screens. So far this year, we’ve showcased a bevy of Oscar® contenders in our For Your Consideration series, as well as […]

A Winter of Much Content at California Film Institute

MVFF41 wrapped in mid-October, and since then, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center has been running full steam with successful theatrical bookings and a multitude of special events to appeal to all kinds of audience members. The popular documentary Free Solo, featured at MVFF, has been drawing in huge numbers of patrons since opening […]

Fall Into Upcoming Rafael Programs!

ALEX COX PRESENTS – Nov. 14 & 15 English filmmaker Alex Cox, legendary director of the independent hits Repo Man and Sid and Nancy, will visit the Rafael to present two programs: a screening of his latest, Tombstone Rashomon, and the recent archival restoration of Dennis Hopper’s The Last Movie.       COLDPLAY: A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS – […]

Special Events Coming to the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center!

There’s lots to be excited about coming up at the Rafael! We’re importing Shakespeare and the Beatles from across the pond, hosting many filmmakers and their exciting new films, exploring the new work of a master musician, bringing back a favorite from DocLands Documentary Film Festival deeply rooted in Marin history, celebrating the life and […]