Costa-Gavras has made a career of offering no easy answers to tales of political turmoil, and his latest work, the supremely entertaining and all-too-topical Capital, is no exception as it wades through
sex, money and power with the auteur’s dynamic cinematic style fully intact. Now six decades deep into an internationally lauded filmography studded with award-winning international sensations such as
Z, State of Siege, Missing, Music Box and The Ax, the Greek- born master consistently eschews didactic finger-pointing and overt moralizing in favor of complex characterizations, serpentine plots and adrenaline-fueled action; his customary heroes are intellectuals who can both outthink and outrun the bad guys. For this special evening, Costa-Gavras will reflect on his extraordinary career in conversation with Peter Coyote. 

Join us for a Tribute program featuring a conversation with Costa-Gavras, moderated by beloved Mill Valley actor/activist Peter Coyote, and a screening of Capital.

Costa-Gavras will be presented with the MVFF Award, designed by acclaimed Mill Valley artist Alice Corning. 






Oscar-winning legend Costa-Gavras explores a world of economic turmoil in which a young CEO of an investment bank, set up to be a patsy figurehead, finds his survival instincts while navigating through treacherous international waters buffeted by money, power, sex and vengeance. 




After the screening and program, join us for a reception at Odalisque Café (1335 Fourth St.) just steps away from the Rafael Film Center, to enjoy cuisine that blends both French and North African flavors using fresh, local, sustainably grown produce and meats. You will also have the opportunity to view the exhibition “Memento Mori,” a street art–based installation featuring two unique Bay Area artists, Eddie Colla and D Young V. The exhibition is on view at Art Works Downtown, adjacent to Odalisque Café. 



Friday, October 4 • 6:30 pm
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Program & Reception:  $85. General / $75. Members
Program Only: $45. General / $40. Members