MAKING WAVES

On September 14th, 2019, Cinema Club screened MAKING WAVES, courtesy of Matson Films. After the screening, members enjoyed a Q&A with director Midge Costin.

GHOSTBOX COWBOY

On July 20th, 2019, Cinema Club screened GHOSTBOX COWBOY, courtesy of Dark Star Pictures. After the screening, members enjoyed a Q&A with director John Maringouin and editor/VFX artist Sean Gillane, who were in attendance.

JIRGA

On June 22nd, 2019, Cinema Club screened JIRGA, courtesy of Lightyear Entertainment. After the screening, members enjoyed a Q&A with director Benjamin Gilmour in Australia.

HELMET HEADS

On May 18th, 2019, Cinema Club screened HELMET HEADS, courtesy of Visit Films. After the screening, members enjoyed a Q&A with director Neto Villalobos in Costa Rica.

MEETING GORBACHEV

On April 27th, 2019, Cinema Club screened MEETING GORBACHEV, courtesy of The Orchard. After the screening, retired FBI agent Bill Kinane, who spent five years in Moscow liaising with Russian law enforcement (including Putin himself) during the tumultuous Yeltsin era, enriched our screening with an in-depth Q&A.

CORE OF THE WORLD

On March 24th, 2019, Cinema Club screened CORE OF THE WORLD, courtesy of IndieSales. After the screening, Eric Mills of the Oakland-based Action for Animals joined us for a moderated discussion on the topic of animal cruelty and related legislation.

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

On February 17th, 2019, Cinema Club screened BIRDS OF PASSAGE, courtesy of The Orchard. After the screening, we spoke with director Cristina Gallegos and co-writer Maria Arias about their research into Wayuu traditions and their bold vision for a drug war movie that poetically elides the sensationalism inherent to the genre.

ARCTIC

On January 20th, 2019, Cinema Club screened ARCTIC, courtesy of Bleecker Street and Obscured Pictures. After the screening, we spoke with director Joe Penna about his journey from guitar-wielding YouTube phenomenon to feature film director.

STYX

On November 18th, 2018, Cinema Club screened STYX, courtesy of Film Movement. After the screening, we spoke with cinematographer Benedict Neuenfels about the difficulty of shooting an entire feature film on the open sea.

PROSPECT

On October 21st, 2018, Cinema Club screened PROSPECT, courtesy of Gunpowder & Sky. After the screening, we spoke with directors Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell about realizing their celebrated sci-fi universe on a limited budget.

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE

On September 16th, 2018, Cinema Club screened RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE. After the screening, director Chris Metzler joined us for an illuminating and amusing Q&A.

THE LAST MOVIE and ALONG FOR THE RIDE

In August of 2018, we paired Dennis Hopper’s THE LAST MOVIE with Nick Ebeling’s increasingly prescient documentary ALONG FOR THE RIDE. Ebeling joined us to discuss Hopper’s legacy, in a roundtable with film critic Fernando Croce and Cinema Club emcees Sara Vizcarrondo and Alejandro Adams. The San Jose Mercury News and Silicon Valley Metro took notice of our considerable efforts (view this post for links).

WE THE ANIMALS

On July 15th, 2018, Cinema Club screened WE THE ANIMALS, courtesy of The Orchard. Graphic designer Dorian West joined us for a Q&A and VFX demonstration, revealing his process for creating dozens of effects shots for the film.

DARK MONEY

In June of 2018, Cinema Club teamed with PBS and the County of Santa Clara to present a screening of DARK MONEY along with a panel discussion including subjects of the film Ann Ravel and John Adams. This event, which sold out well in advance, was attended by state senators and local political icons such as Ron Diridon. The San Francisco Chronicle covered the screening after the fact, quoting Ann Ravel regarding the impact of our event.

CUSTODY

On June 17th, 2018, Cinema Club screened CUSTODY, courtesy of Kino Lorber. Director Xavier Legrand was unable to join us via phone for a Q&A but fielded our questions via email in advance, facilitating a rich audience discussion after the screening.

AMERICAN ANIMALS

On May 20th, 2018, Cinema Club screened AMERICAN ANIMALS, courtesy of The Orchard. Our robust Q&A included discussions with director Bart Layton, cinematographer Ole Birkeland and producer Dimitri Doganis.

OUTSIDE IN

On February 25th, 2018, Cinema Club screened OUTSIDE IN, courtesy of The Orchard. Afterward we spoke with director Lynn Shelton.

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