CLOSING NIGHT

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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

SPECIAL GUESTS: BARRY JENKINS AND KIKI LAYNE

In arguably the year’s most anticipated film, Academy Award® winner Barry Jenkins follows his iconic Moonlight (MVFF 2016) with a poetic, astonishingly realized adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel about a pregnant 19-year-old woman in 1970s Harlem who fights to free her innocent husband from jail before the birth of their child.

BARRY JENKINS

Academy Award winner BARRY JENKINS was born and raised in Miami, FL. A Florida State University graduate, Jenkins’ feature film debut, MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, was hailed as one of the best films of 2009 by The New York Times and received several Independent Spirit and Gotham Award nominations. Jenkins along with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his second feature MOONLIGHT, which won Best Picture at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes (Drama). As well as earning eight Academy Award nominations, ten Broadcast Critics Choice Awards nominations, six Golden Globe nominations and four BAFTA nominations, MOONLIGHT won Best Picture and Director at the Gotham Awards and Best International Film by the British Independent Film Awards. In addition to NYFCC and NBR awarding Jenkins Best Director and LAFCA naming him Best Director and the film Best Picture, Jenkins is the recipient of a DGA Best Director nomination and the winner of the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay. Most recently, Jenkins directed an episode in the first season of the Netflix Original Series DEAR WHITE PEOPLE. Upcoming projects include an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, which he will direct in October and an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead for television, which he will pen and direct. He’s also writing a script for a coming of age drama based on the life of the first American Female Olympic boxing champ Clarissa “T-Rex” Shields. Jenkins, who currently resides in Los Angeles, is a curator at the Telluride Film Festival and a United States Artists Smith Fellow.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

SAN RAFAEL ELKS LODGE
1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael
7:00pm – 10:00pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
5:00pm  |  Smith Rafael Film Center
5:00pm  |  CinéArts Sequoia

Program & Party  $90 general | $80 CFI members
Program Only   $50 general | $45 CFI members

CLOSING NIGHT SHUTTLE

Shuttles will be running in continuous loops from 7pm until the end of the party. Pick-up and drop-off locations are marked with signage in front of each venue. Based on seating availability.

Route 1Sequoia > Elks Lodge > Sequoia
Route 2Smith Rafael > Elks Lodge > Smith Rafael
Route 3Sheraton > Elks Lodge > Sheraton

Please call the Transportation hotline with any questions: 415.847.2683

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