Our 11-day celebration officially kicks off with two exceptional
Opening Night films and a Gala to remember.
Thursday, October 2, 6:45 AND 7:00 pm
Writer-director Tommy Lee Jones brings classic scope and modern sensitivity to this literal anti-Western about a spinster (Hillary Swank) and a claim jumper (Jones) escorting three women eastward through a dangerous and desolate frontier landscape.
Special Guest: Hilary Swank
Film and Gala: $125. general / $110. CFI members
Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm
Men, Women and Children follows the story of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-images, and their love lives.
Special Guest: Jason Reitman
Film and Gala: $125. general | $110. CFI members
OPENING NIGHT GALA
Following both films, festival attendees will gather at the Corte Madera Town Center for the Opening Night Gala.
Thursday, October 2 | 9:00 pm to midnight
Guests will enjoy delicious food from Balboa Café, Big Jim’s BBQ, Caribbean Spices, Equator Coffees, Il Fornaio, Johnny Doughnuts, Judy’s Breadsticks, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pig in a Pickle, and Pizza Antica. Luscious libations from our friends at Lagunitas Brewing Company along with local wineries, are a perfect compliment to the scrumptious spread. Dance the night away with live music from The Brothers Comatose and The Crackerjack DJs.