BEHIND THE SCREENS:
PANELS | MASTER CLASSES | CONVERSATIONS
Except where noted, tickets for all Behind the Screens programs are $15 general | $12.50 CFI members
Program participants are subject to change
THE WOMEN BEHIND HIDDEN FIGURES | MASTER CLASS
What does it take to create and launch a film about the brilliant Afri- can-American mathematicians who worked behind the scenes at NASA on the first space missions? The female filmmakers behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox present a special sneak peek at the creation of the highly-anticipated Hidden Figures. Showcasing footage of the film and its incredible cast (including Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe), the team will give insights into the creative processes behind a film that celebrates—and claims recognition for—these unsung heroes.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 11:00am | SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
ROLLING PAPERS | SCREENING + PANEL
FOCUS: SMOKE SCREENS Following the screening of the documentary ROLLING PAPERS, this hour-long panel conversation with media professionals and industry leaders will explore the historical and contemporary legislative issues affecting our communities and our lives.
RICARDO BACA, journalist, Denver Post
STEVE DEANGELO, founder, Harborside Health Center
MITCH DICKMAN, director, ROLLING PAPERS
TAWNIE LOGAN, executive director, Sonoma County Growers Alliance
EMILY PAXHIA, managing director, Poseidon Asset Management
GAYNELL ROGERS, managing director/founder, Bloom Cannabis Group
MODERATOR: ILANA ‘SUGAR’ LAYTART, founder and chairwoman, Women Grow Sonoma County Chapter
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 12:30pm | CINEARTS SEQUOIA
STORYTELLING IN VIRTUAL REALITY | PANEL
As the use and impact of Virtual Reality rapidly expands, VR accessibility for consumers and audiences becomes an increasingly important issue. Join this panel of filmmakers and technicians as they discuss the many challenges and opportunities of storytelling within this medium.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 5:00pm | SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER