San Geronimo Valley Community Center and Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center in conjunction with the West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth, the Marin County Free Library, KWMR and Coastal Health Alliance are proud to announce the opening weekend of the 2019 West Marin Film Festival!
A free showing of Beautiful Boy at the Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center on Friday, April 5, 2019. Appreciations to Beautiful Boy’s author and Inverness resident, David Sheff for securing the rights to screen the first showing of the film in West Marin.
Based on a pair of memoirs from a local father and son, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Teenager Nicolas Sheff seems to have it all with good grades and being an actor, artist, athlete and editor of the school newspaper. When Nic’s addiction to meth threatens to destroy him, his father does whatever he can to save his son and family.
A free showing of The State of Eugenics – The Story of Americans Sterilized Against Their Will at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center on Saturday, April 6, 2019. For four decades the state of North Carolina sterilized more than 7,600 people thought to have defective genetic traits. This often-forgotten chapter of American history re-emerges in the newly-released documentary, The State of Eugenics. While legal eugenic sterilization ended in most states by the 1970s, the documentary gives voice to survivors who tell heartbreaking stories of having their lives changed by bureaucrats eager to improve the gene pool.
Dawn Sinclair Shapiro will be in attendance.
West Marin Film Festival
Friday, April 5, 2019, 7 pm
Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center
503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7 pm
The State of Eugenics – The Story of Americans Sterilized
Against Their Will
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, CA 94963
FREE! Donations Welcome
Location: Main Hall