Fri, February 9, 2018, 7:00 pm
The Sonoma Film Institute (SFI), located on the Sonoma State University campus, is the oldest film repertory organization in the North Bay Area. Screenings – ranging from silent cinema to the avant-garde, from contemporary American fare to films from the Third World – expand the educational opportunities to students, as well as providing cultural benefit to the campus and surrounding community.
LOCATION: Screenings are in Warren Auditorium, Ives Hall on the Sonoma State University campus in Rohnert Park.
Directions: At the Main Entrance to the University, turn left off of E. Cotati Avenue onto Sequoia Drive. Take the first right at the Information Booth onto Redwood Drive. Turn left into parking lot E. Ives Hall is the building on the North side of the parking lot.
FREE ADMISSION – Suggested donation is $5 and all donations are tax deductible.
$5.00 parking fee is charged on all campus lots, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER Filmmaker Doug Nichol in Person!
Friday, January 26 at 7:00 and Sunday, January 28 at 4:30
(Doug Nichol, 2016) Documentary on the typewriter narrated by Tom Hanks.
BLESS THEIR LITTLE HEARTS
Friday, February 2 at 7:00 and Sunday, February 4 at 4:30
(Billy Woodberry, 1984) New Restoration Print! Landmark independent film chronicles the devastating effects of underemployment on a L.A family.
Friday, February 9 at 7:00 and Sunday, February 11 at 4:30
(Agnes Varda and JR, 2017, in French w/English subtitles) 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Toivon tuolla puolen)
Friday, February 16 at 7:00 and Sunday, February 18 at 4:30
(Aki Kaurismaki, 2017, in Finnish and Arabic w/English subtitles) Humanist tragicomedy feature film about a Syrian refugee who seeks asylum in Finland.
IN A LONELY PLACE
Friday, February 23 at 7:00 and Sunday, February 25 at 4:30
(Nicholas Ray, 1950) Film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame.
In Celebration of Women’s History Month – Filmmaker Connie Field in Person!
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER
Friday, March 2 at 7:00
(Connie Field, 1980) Critically acclaimed documentary on the wartime experiences of women workers.
Director Alexandre Philippe in Person!
Friday, March 9 at 7:00 and Sunday, March 11 at 4:30
(Alexandre Philippe, 2017) Documentary on the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO.
LOST IN PARIS
Friday, March 16 at 7:00 and Sunday, March 18 at 4:30
(Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, 2015, in French w/English subtitles) North Bay Premiere! Whimsical tale of small-town Canadians visiting Paris.
CLOSED March 19 – April 5
Friday, April 6 at 7:00 and Sunday, April 8 at 4:30
(Stanley Kubrick,1956) All-time great caper film starring Sterling Hayden, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Marie Windsor.
MISS KIET’S CHILDREN
Friday, April 13 at 7:00 and Sunday, April 15 at 4:30
(Petra Lataster-Czisch And Peter Lataster, 2016, in Dutch and Arabic w/English subtitles) North Bay Premiere! Documentary on a gaggle of Syrian refugee children who arrive in a rural Dutch school.
ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 and Sunday, April 22 at 4:30 (Louis Malle, 1958, in French w/English subtitles) Starring the late Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet with a jazz score by Miles Davis.
LOVER FOR A DAY
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 and Sunday, April 29 at 4:30
(Phillipe Garrel, 2017, in French with English subtitles) North Bay Premiere! French drama on love and fidelity.
TWO FOR THE ROAD
Friday, May 4 at 7:00 (Stanley Donen, 1967) Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney star as a long-married couple on multiple interwoven trips through France.
Sonoma Film Institute – Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave