TOP PICKS

Top Movies of the Week

Here are five flicks coming to a theater near you.

Our Top Picks

Recommendation  #1
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Every Sunday and Wednesday through April 5th, the Rafael Theater will be screening different parts of the 9-part series Deconstructing The Beatles. Acclaimed “Beatleologist” Scott Freiman guides you, step by step, on an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles’ performances and recording sessions, through each story and each album.

On Sunday, February 5th and Wednesday, February 8th, they'll be showing Deconstructing the Beatles’ 1963: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!  In 1963, The Beatles went from four unknown musicians to musical superstars. The singles and albums they released that year are some of the greatest pop songs ever written. And they were just getting started. Join Freiman as he deconstructs the music the Beatles wrote and recorded in 1963—from “Please Please Me” and “She Loves You” to “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Running time: 76 minutes.

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Tickets: $12.50 General | $9. Senior • Youth • Matinée | $7 CFI Members

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HOURS:
Sunday, February 5th: 4:15pm. Wednesday, February 8th: 7:15pm
Recommendation #2
Lark Theater

Hopper: The Man Who Painted a Vision of America, the new documentary about the legendary artist, is showing at the Lark Theater this Sunday, February 5th.

Description: Hopper’s work is the most recognizable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?

This new film takes a deep look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships. From his early career as an illustrator; his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manager; his critical and commercial acclaim; and in his own words – this film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush. Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, Hopper brings to life America’s arguably most influential artist.

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Tickets: $10 - $18

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HOURS:
Sunday, February 5th: 1pm
Recommendation #3
Cinelounge Tiburon

The Amazing Maurice is coming to Cinelounge Tiburon this weekend. This animated film is sure to delight children of all ages.

Synopsis: Maurice is a streetwise ginger cat who comes up with a money-making scam by befriending a group of talking rats. When Maurice and the rodents reach the stricken town of Bad Blintz, they meet a bookworm named Malicia and their little con soon goes down the drain. The film features the voices of Hugh Laurie and Emilia Clark. Running Time 93 minutes.

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Tickets: $15.99 (General Admission); $11.99 (Children-Teens * Seniors)


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HOURS:
Friday: 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 6:20pm. Saturday: 12pm, 2pm, 4:20pm, 6:20pm. Sunday: 12:20pm, 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 6:20pm
Recommendation #4

Join fellow film lovers for the 6th Annual Yountville International Short Film Festival. The 4-day affair is a true celebration of cinema with over 100 world-class shorts, select film & wine pairings featuring Jessup Cellars and other Napa Valley wineries, plus culinary events with multiple venues all within walking distance.

Specially curated films will screen at three Pop Up theaters in the very heart of wine country.

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Tickets: $10 (single screening); $59 (Festival Pass)


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HOURS:
February 2nd - 5th. Check website for showtimes.
Recommendation #5
CinéArts Sequoia

CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley now offers Discount Tuesdays. Enjoy your favorite movies for 1/2 price. All Cinemark guests can receive Discount Tuesdays ticket pricing by purchasing tickets online or at the theatre box office.

This Tuesday's films include Avatar 2: The Way of Water and A Man Called Otto and 80 For Brady.

SYNOPSIS: Four best friends live life to the fullest when they embark on a wild trip to see their hero, Tom Brady, play in the 2017 Super Bowl. Starring Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Lily Tomlin and Rita Moreno. Running time: 1 hour 38 min.

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Tickets: $8.50 (A Man Called Otto); $12 (Avatar 2)

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HOURS:
Every Tuesday.