Fri, September 7, 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.
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.
Friday, August 24 at 7:00
THE GREAT SILENCE
50th Anniversary Screening! (Sergio Corbucci, 1968, in Italian w/English subtitles) Italian Western starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Klaus Kinski.
Closed August 31 & September 2 for Labor Day
Friday September 7 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 9 at 4:30
(Lauren Cantet, 2017, in French with English subtitles) On France’s Mediterranean coast, a writing workshop gathers six local students of varying backgrounds to communally craft a book suggested by their personal experiences.
Friday, September 14 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 16 at 4:30
IN THE FADE
(Fatih Akin, 2017, in German and Greek w/English subtitles) A gripping, edge-of-your-seat contemporary thriller exploring xenophobic terrorist attacks in Germany in the 2000s
Friday, September 21 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 23 at 4:30
(James Ivory, 1965, in English and Hindi w/English subtitles) A family of English Shakespearean actors travelling modern India performing Shakespeare.
Friday, September 28 at 7:00 and Sunday, September 30 at 4:30
HIGH SCHOOL – Frederick Wiseman’s 1968 documentary on a Philadelphia high school.
“Anyone seeking a comprehensive portrait of what civilization has been like this past half century should maybe just sit down and watch as many Frederick Wiseman movies as possible.” – A.A. Dowd, The AV Club
Director Frederick Wiseman will be present for Q&A after the screening FRIDAY ONLY.
Friday, October 5 at 7:00 and Saturday, October 7 at 4:30
MUSIC FOR THE EYES: VISUAL MUSIC
A program from the Center for Visual Music
Experimental animation by Oskar Fischinger, Jordan Belson, Mary Ellen Bute, Jules Engel, Bret Battey, Max Hattler, Christina McPhee, Barry Spinello, Paul Fletcher and more, working in a variety of techniques from hand-drawn animation to light manipulation to electronic feedback. Curated and introduced by Cindy Keefer, curator/archivist.
Friday, October 12 at 7:00 and Sunday, October 14 at 4:30
(Yasujiro Ozu, 1953, in Japanese w/English subtitles) Critically acclaimed film about an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their children and grandchildren.
Friday, October 19 at 7:00 and Sunday, October 21 at 4:30
UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN
(Karim Moussaoui, 2017, in Arabic w/English subtitles) Three interconnected stories showcase the vastness of the Algerian landscape and examine the collective soul of a transforming nation. Co-Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Sonoma County
Friday, October 26 at 7:00 and Sunday, October 28 at 4:30
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
(Samuel Fuller, 1952) Hard-edged New York street drama with Richard Widmark and Thelma Ritter.
Friday, November 2 at 7:00 and Sunday, November 4 at 4:30
(Kasi Lemmons, 1997, 109 min.) Sex, lies, and voodoo: this scintillating family drama—steeped in Creole folklore, magic, and mysticism—is one of the most distinctive films of the 1990s.
Sonoma State University Professor of American Multi-Cultural Studies, Dr. Christina Baker-Foley will introduce the film, and sign copies of her book Contemporary Black Women Filmmakers and the Art of Resistance ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON ONLY
Friday, November 9 at 7:00 and Sunday, November 11 at 4:30
THE THIRD MURDER
(Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017, in Japanese w/English subtitles) Intricate murder mystery about a defense attorney who believes that his client is the fall guy for a sinister conspiracy.
Friday, November 16 at 7:00 and Sunday, November 18 at 4:30
(Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias, 2017, in Spanish w/English subtitles)
A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic.
Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 30 at 7:00 and Sunday, December 2 at 4:30
THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS
(Agnès Varda, 2008, in French w/English subtitles) Varda explores her past in this celebratory documentary.
Friday, December 7 at 7:00
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
(Vincente Minnelli, 1944) One of the indisputable classics of the American musical film/ With Judy Garland and Margaret O’Brien.
Sonoma Film Institute – Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Ave