DOCLANDS Closing Night Film and Party

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 06:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate DocLands’ Closing Night with a screening of the inspirational film "The Weight of Water", with director Michael Brown and renowned blind climber and kayaker, Erik Weihenmayer in attendance for Q&A at the Smith Rafael Film Center. "The Weight of Water" is the story of a blind adventurer taking on an absurdly improbable challenge, kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment. Erik is a sought after motivational speaker, the first blind person to reach the summit of Everest, and the only blind person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. For this feat on Mount Everest, he was honoured with a TIME Magazine cover story.

Closing Night Benefit: Grab the opportunity to meet Erik Weihenmayer and Michael Brown at an intimate pre-film reception – and after the film, enjoy the Closing Night Party in downtown San Rafael. This pre-film reception is a benefit for the local non-profit Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC), co-presenter of "The Weight of Water" at DocLands. ETC makes the joy and challenge of outdoor adventures accessible to people with disabilities and under-resourced youth. (Not included with all-access passes – separate ticket purchase is required.)

After the film, enjoy the Closing Night Party in downtown San Rafael. Celebrate DocLands by capping the night off with fellow film lovers and take in more films all day Sunday!

  • Film: $25 / $20 CFI members
  • Film & Party: $45 / $40 CFI members
  • 2 Tickets to closing night film and party (Early Bird Special): $59 General / $49 CFI members
  • 1 Ticket to closing night reception, film & party-benefit for Environmental Traveling Companions (5:00pm Reception, 6:30pm Film, party to follow), Early Bird Special: $100 General & CFI members
Tickets available for purchase online.

The Closing Night Party will take place at ArtWorks Downtown located at 1337 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901.

Additional Location or Other Information

1118 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901, 415-454-1222