Film has the power to inspire, to educate and to create community. The nonprofit California Film Institute promotes the film industry by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival and exhibiting film year-round at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. Working closely with 200 Bay Area schools and community groups, CFI Education is building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through its creative film programs for Bay Area students, serving 6,500 young people per year and hundreds of educators, adults and families since 1986.
Movies have been a part of Marin County since 1911 when Gilbert Anderson (Broncho Billy), the original cowboy movie star, moved his Essanay Film Company to San Rafael. Since then, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and other prominent directors have filmed the Golden Gate’s north side of the bridge.
Compiled here is a list of some prominent and obscure filmed-in-Marin movies to peruse: