West Marin Film Festival

Opening weekend – April 5 & 6, 2019

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, and Coastal Health Alliance are proud to announce the opening weekend of the 2019 West Marin Film Festival!

Friday, April 5, 2019
7pm
Free, Donations Welcome.
Dance Palace Community & Cultural Center

A free showing of Beautiful Boy at the Dance Palace Community Center on Friday, April 5, 2019.

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.


Saturday, April 6, 2019
7 pm
Free, Donations Welcome.
San Geronimo Valley Community Center

The State of Eugenics – The Story of Americans Sterilized Against Their Will (2016).

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.