The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center is more than a movie theater, it is a gathering place for our community to come together around engaging conversations, it is a classroom for thousands of Bay Area students, and it is the home of the Mill Valley Film Festival and DocLands Documentary Film Festival.
When we had to shutter the Smith Rafael Film Center doors in March, we did not know what that would mean for our community. We moved quickly to pivot our programs online ensuring that we could still fulfill our mission and enrich our community with vital film and education programs.
As we head into the final weeks of 2020, we need your help covering a portion of the costs of the Rafael being closed for seven months.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 to support the expenses of operating the Rafael through the end of the year and to ensure the theater’s limited, gradual, and safe reopening.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to CFI today.
Your support will help bridge this gap ensuring the sustainability of the California Film Institute and keep the lights shining brightly on this historic community arthouse theater for years to come.