Rafael Film Club: The Art of Filmmaking - May 10-June 7 - Thurs Afternoons


Above: Invention for Destruction

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Phone: (415) 454-5813 Main Office, (415) 454-1222 Info-Line

ADMISSION BY SUBSCRIPTION ONLY: 6th edition of the Rafael Film Club: noted individuals explore the art of filmmaking and discuss celebrated films through the prism of various disciplines. All screenings will be followed by a conversation between the special guests and series programmer Jonathan Marlow (CFI Releasing) as well as a private reception with complimentary food and drink! Availability is limited. Sells out quickly!

May 31st - Animation

Though little-known in the U.S., Invention for Destruction is considered to be one of the most successful Eastern European films of the twentieth century. The four Jules Verne-inspired works by the director (including Journey to the Beginning of Time and On the Comet) have amazed audiences with their unique “proto-steampunk” aesthetics of Victorian-era woodcuts combined with retro-futuristic technology, evoking illustrations come-to-life! dir. Karel Zeman (Czechia 1958)  83min. + discussion

 Filmmaker/animator Stacey Steers will discuss Karel Zeman’s revolutionary integration of live actors with animated backgrounds and foregrounds. Presented in a new restoration by the Muzeum Karla Zemana.

Additional Location or Other Information

Film Club tickets can only be purchased as a series ($90.00 CFI Members | $120 Non-Members) at the Smith Rafael Film Center starting May 26th. 1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA. Mailing Address: California Film Institute, 1001 Lootens Place, Suite 220, San Rafael, CA 94901