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August 2017

Surreal Cinema presents “Fantastic Planet”

August 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dali Theatre, 5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, 93940 United States
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Free - $10

Join Dali17 for the screening of "Fantastic Planet," an animated science fiction film directed by René Laloux. Things are about to get very surreal in this French animation classic from 1973. "Fantastic Planet" depicts a dystopian future on an alien planet, where humans are slaves and pets to a race of enormous beings. Known for its Dalinian imagery and vibrant fusion-funk score, "Fantastic Planet" has burned its way into the memory of cinephiles around the globe and its subversive relevance is…

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September 2017

5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA 93940 United States
$20 - $25

  Join the Ventana Wilderness Alliance (VWA) at the Golden State Theatre for fantastic films about wild things and wild places, guaranteed to inspire you to get outside and give back! This fifth annual VWA presentation is the only central coast stop on the Wild and Scenic tour. Spectacular scenery, special guests, and a raffle for great prizes from local and national sponsors ensure an evening to remember.  Tickets: $20 (plus fees in advance) or $25 (plus fees at the…

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Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival – Big Sur

September 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Henry Miller Library, 48603 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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$85 - $500

JUST ANNOUNCED by Magnus Toren, the annual Big Sur Philip Glass event is set for the Henry Miller Memorial Library the week of Sept. 29 through Oct.8. It features guest artist Laurie Anderson.  For more information visit:  http://www.daysandnightsfestival.com/    

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October 2017

Movie Night: “A Land For War” at the Days and Nights Festival

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henry Miller Library, 48603 Highway One
Big Sur, CA 93920 United States
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CSUMB Professor and Artist Enid Baxter Ryce has been documenting the lands and the ruins of the historic Fort Ord decommissioned military base where, for over a decade, she has lived and worked. A Land for War weaves together hundreds of long-hidden murals painted by former soldiers stationed at the base, archival training footage from the Vietnam War era (when Fort Ord was active), wind-swept landscapes from one of the last stretches of California coastal wilderness, and portraits of homeless veterans occupying…

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Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” – Lighthouse Movie in the Park

October 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Lighthouse District is hosting a free outdoor screening of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Rear Window (1954), starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. The film will be shown at 7:30pm in front of the Scholze Park Community Center. You're welcome to come early and bring a picnic! Remember to dress warmly and bring blankets and/or chairs. No pets or alcohol.  

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Carmel International Film Festival

October 18, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Sunset Center, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
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From the Filmmakers’ Reception to the VIP Cocktail Parties, and everything in between, there is something for everyone at the Carmel International Film Festival. Back by popular demand this year is the Filmmakers’ Beach Dinner. Filmmakers and guests enjoy the beautiful Carmel beach and some phenomenal food and beverages. The Filmmakers’ Beach Dinner is an unforgettable, quintessential festival experience. We are also incredibly excited about the return of our Music Café, presented by Talking Animals Music, curated by Mark Governor,…

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MCFC Fundraiser Oct. 25 at Cibo Ristorante Italiano in Monterey

October 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In a salute to the past 30 years of filmmaking in Monterey County, the Monterey County Film Commission will be the honored nonprofit organization on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Monterey’s Cibo Ristorante Italiano at 301 Alvarado St.  The restaurant will donate 20% of dinner and drink sales that night to the Film Commission if diners mention the Monterey County Film Commission when arriving or making reservations ahead. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is welcomed to come by,…

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November 2017

18th Annual International Documentary Film Festival – Monterey Bay UNA

November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
CSUMB’s World Theater, 5260 Sixth Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955 United States
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Save the Date! The 18th Annual International Documentary Film Festival, presented by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association, will be held on Friday and Saturday evening, November 3 and 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  Eight outstanding recent films, including several Oscar-nominated, will be screened at the World Theatre at California State University, Monterey Bay. The films reflect issues of war and peace, the environment, immigration and education, refugees and more from many countries and cultures, including here…

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MCFC’s 30th Anniversary Reunion

November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reunite with MCFC Board members--past and present--and help us celebrate the lives and contributions of past Presidents Phyllis Decker, Nick Souza, Richard Tyler and our first President, David McIntyre.  There will be hosted wine, a no-host bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres.                                   "We are so happy to see the response we are getting from former Film Commission Board Members to our 30th Reunion Event!                                    Do not miss this chance to catch up with old friends... so much history... so…

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December 2017

2017 International Monarch Film Festival

December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Lighthouse Cinemas, 525 Lighthouse Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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$10 - $25

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2017 (Feature Narratives and Documentaries)   FEATURE NARRATIVES: 5:00PM: VAMAN 6:30PM: THE MOUNTAIN II 8:15PM: FEAR, LOVE & AGORAPHOBIA DOCUMENTARIES: 5:00PM: THE LURE 7:15PM: GAVIOTA: THE END OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  8:10PM: 10/10THS ​**Q&A TO FOLLOW** SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2017 (CSUMB, Shorts, Students, Locals)   12:00PM: CSUMB CAPSTONE PRESENTATION **Q&A TO FOLLOW** 12:00PM: SHORTS BLOCK  **Q&A TO FOLLOW** (Don't Be Afraid, EARWORM, Eggs and Soldiers, For A Good Time...,  In My Room, Jonah, MISAPPROPRIATION, Nativity, Unscene, Penitent, The Choice, The Gift of the Magpie,  The Hit at 1700, Undetectable, WATER)…

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