CLOSING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY
SATURDAY, MAY 4
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Director Michael Brown and film subject, renown blind climber and kayaker Erik Weihenmayer
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.
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!
Erik Weihenmayer and director Michael Brown
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
RECEPTION: 5:00 • Mark Fishkin Room @ Smith Rafael Film Center
FILM: 6:30 • Smith Rafael Film Center
PARTY: 9:00 – 11:00 • ArtWorks, 1337 Fourth Street, Downtown San Rafael
FILM ONLY $25 General | $20 CFI Members
FILM & PARTY $45 General | $50 CFI Members
1 TICKET TO CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION, FILM & PARTY – BENEFIT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS
$100 CFI Members & General