OPENING NIGHT

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DARKEST HOUR

SPECIAL GUESTS: KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, JOE WRIGHT

Director Joe Wright’s story of Winston Churchill’s rise to power both as Prime Minister and as architect of the push against the imminent, inevitable Nazi invasion of Britain in WWII is absolutely gripping. This beautifully shot film is driven by extraordinary performances, including Kristin Scott Thomas as Churchill’s wife Clementine, and Gary Oldman, who is brilliant as Churchill: bombastic, humorous, eloquent—and unstoppable. UK 2017, 114min. Director Joe Wright

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WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH

SPECIAL GUESTS: JASON WISE, PETER MARSHALL

Fascinating, funny, and full of showbiz soul, this spirited documentary highlights the epic career of one of the most brilliant comediennes of the last century. She started as Baby Rose Marie, a child prodigy, singing and dancing on stage before most kids could ride a bike. She grew up to be Rose Marie, beloved for her role as sassy scriptwriter Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and her even sassier zingers on The Hollywood Squares game show. Filmmaker Jason Wise reveals there is much more to this tough, smart woman’s 87-year entertainment career. Interviews with Peter Marshall, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Tim Conway, and the lady herself—still going strong at 94—combine with rare footage to depict a complicated, inspirational life. From her passionate marriage to trumpeter Bobby Guy to her up-close-and-personal connections to Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel, Rose Marie forged intense, lasting relationships while delighting audiences from Las Vegas to Hollywood, always marching to her own beat. US 2017, 85 min. Director Jason Wise

KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS

JOE WRIGHT

JASON WISE

PETER MARSHALL


THURSDAY, OCT. 5  7:00pm
CinéArts Sequoia

Program & Gala: $125 general | $110 CFI members
Program Only: $60 general | $55 CFI members
Gala Only: $90. general  |  $75. CFI members


THURSDAY, OCT. 5  7:00pm
Century Cinema, Corte Madera

Program & Gala: $125 general | $110 CFI members
Program Only: $60 general | $55 CFI members
Gala Only: $90. general  |  $75. CFI members

OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR

OPENING NIGHT GALA


9:00pm – Midnight  
2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur

Live music by Wonderbread 5