Kristen Stewart’s star was on a steady rise prior to the Twilight series pushing her career into overdrive, having appeared in numerous films since age 8, including Panic Room and Into the Wild. Stewart’s post-Twilight career has seen her achieve international acclaim, in films like Certain Women, Personal Shopper, Lizzie, JT LeRoy, and Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she won a César Award (France’s Oscar® equivalent)

Our Spotlight program features an onstage conversation with Kristen Stewart, a screening of SEBERG, and the presentation of the MVFF Award.


In a performance both shattering and captivating, Kristen Stewart transforms into tragic screen legend and fashion icon Jean Seberg, an American actress who became an instant international film darling following Godard’s Breathless and whose progressive political ties to the Black Panther party made her a person of interest for the FBI. Echoes of both the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements rattle beneath every sumptuous frame of Rachel Morrison’s (Mudbound) cinematography, as Seberg tries to stay afloat amid a Hoover-era surveillance operation run by a promising rookie agent (a smoldering Jack O’Connell, Starred Up). In English and French with English subtitles. US/UK 2019, 96 min Director Benedict Andrews

7:00pm  |  Smith Rafael Film Center

Program Only: $65 CFI members | $75 general
Simulcast house: $30

Tickets on sale Sept. 8 to CFI members, Sept. 14 to general public

Regular Screening: Tuesday, Oct 8 • 3:30pm | CinéArts Sequoia