The renowned documentarian (The Sorrow and The Pity, The Memory of Justice, Hotel Terminus, November Days) learned the filmmaking craft under the guidance of his father Max, John Huston, and François Truffaut, among others. In February 2015, he was honored with the Berlinale Camera Award for his celebrated body of work. MVFF welcomes Ophuls for a tribute to his essential and ongoing contributions to cinema.


Documentary legend Marcel Ophuls assumes the mantle of mischievous raconteur in this peripatetic, unexpected autobio­graphy that combines anecdotes, conversations, and clips from vintage movies in a seductive whirl. Ophuls revels in stories of his childhood in Europe and young adulthood in Hollywood, wittily illustrated with scenes from beloved films. In French, Spanish, and English with English subtitles. France 2013, 106 min Director Marcel Ophuls

OUR TRIBUTE PROGRAM, sponsored by Strawberry Village, will feature an onstage conversation with Marcel Ophuls, a screening of Ain’t Misbehavin’, and the presentation of the MVFF Award. Join us after the program for a celebratory reception at Il Davide Cucina Italiana in San Rafael.

Thursday, October 15   7:00pm
Smith Rafael Film Center

Program & Party | $85 general | $75 CFI members
Program Only | $45 general | $40 CFI members