Travel back in time in this special evening featuring two Award Winning films....
NORTHERN LIGHTS, directed by Rob Nilsson and John Hanson, Winner Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, 1979, featuring
Bob Behling, Joe Spano, and Susan Lynch.
HEAT AND SUNLIGHT, directed by Rob Nilsson, Winner Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, 1988, featuring Rob Nilsson, Don Bajema and Consuelo Faust
* Pre-screening COCKTAIL PARTY WITH ROB NILSSON and FRIENDS at 5:30PM - including Rusty Murphy, (world-renowned former principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and Smuin Ballet- partnered with Cynthia Gregory: a lead actor and dancer in HEAT AND SUNLIGHT and presently Cast Member of ARID CUT and the NOMAD TRILOGY), longtime collaborator DP Mickey Freeman, producers Marshall Spight and Michelle Anton Allen, Mark Fishkin (Director of the Mill Valley Film Festival) and numerous cast members. All invited!
All funds raised will support the production of CENTER DIVIDE and YONDER, the second and third films in the upcoming NOMAD TRILOGY.
Learn more and RSVP for FREE at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rob-nilsson-double-feature-and-pre-show-film-party-san-rafael-tickets-71076649171
HEAT AND SUNLIGHT - directed by Rob Nilsson, Winner Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, 1988, featuring Rob Nilsson, Don Bajema and Consuelo Faust
Mingle with Director Rob Nilsson and cast and crew at a pre-show party at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 4th Street in San Rafael.
All funds raised will support the production of CENTER DIVIDE and YONDER, the second and third films in Rob Nilsson's upcoming NOMAD TRILOGY. The first in the series, ARID CUT, will have its World Premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October. Portion of proceeds will also go to Faithful Fools Street Ministry which serves the homeless and street people in the SF Tenderloin.
Pre-show party is free. Movie tickets are $10 at the door.
“Nilsson’s films are beautiful, exciting, imaginative, unfamiliar – and outside of that, very good.” – John Cassavetes
*SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
5:30PM - Pre-show Party
- Meet Russell Murphy (world renowned former principal dancer with SF Ballet), a lead player in both HEAT AND SUNLIGHT and ARID CUT
- Meet Mark Fishkin, director of the Mill Valley Film Festival, and producers Marshall Spight and Michelle Anton Allen
- Enjoy “Tap & Rap” – entertainment by rapper Dante Dunn and tap dancer Train Schickele, with songs and dance from scenes in ARID CUT
- Have drinks with other members of ARID CUT cast and crew
7:00PM - Northern Lights Film
9:00PM - Heat and Sunlight Film
Winner of the Camera D’Or, Cannes International Film Festival
A film by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson
“Northern Lights at times suggests the early work of Ingmar Bergman, where the visual bleakness of the backgrounds emphasizes the emotions of the people... at times too, it’s reminiscent of stories of Sinclair Lewis and John Steinbeck...”
– New York Daily News
A Cine Manifest Production NORTHERN LIGHTS has the feel of an old black and white photograph discovered in an attic. The bitter-sweet story of young lovers caught up in a political struggle waged by farmers against the grain trade, the banks and the railroads, NORTHERN LIGHTS brings back a forgotten era of American history and evokes the austere beauty of the Northern Plains.
*Featuring: Robert Behling Susan Lynch Joe Spano Director of Photography Judy Irola Music David Ozzie Ahlers Sound Joan Musante Production Designer Marianne Astrom-De Fina Written Produced, Directed by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson Executive Producer New Front FIlms
Running Time: 98 mins., Black and White
HEAT AND SUNLIGHT
Winner of the Grand Prize Sundance Film Festival, 1988
A film by Rob Nilsson
“Three decades after John Cassavetes’ trail-breaking “Shadows” and two decades after Norman Mailer’s “Beyond the Law,” director/star Rob Nilsson and his company keep alive the idea of group movie improvisations in “Heat and Sunlight”, a day-to-dawn diary of a photographer’s disintegrating relationship with a dancer, set in a fascinatingly on-the-edge, aging, hip San Francisco milieu.” - Los Angeles Times
“Credit to Nilsson, his amazing cast and, in particular, to director of photography Tomas Tucker for shooting straight to the heart and editor Henk Van Eeghen for trimming clean to the bone in the midst of this teeming, virtuoso ensemble creation.” - Hollywood Reporter
Winner of the Grand Prize in the independent dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival (1988), Heat and Sunlight is narratively wild and aesthetically risky, it’s an emotionally gritty and raucously tender film. Screenwriter/director Rob Nilsson (NORTHERN LIGHTS, SIGNAL 7) stars as a despairing photo journalist who’s lost his dancer girlfriend (Consuelo Faust) to her new dance partner. Never able to edit himself, either his photos or his emotional behavior, he sinks into a frantic emotional tailspin. Withdrawing, lashing out and quickly crashing into self-destructive despair, he’s a swirling maelstrom of contradictions and obsessive energy. His vacillating girlfriend is confused by his manic mixed signals: he attacks and retreats from her in a crackling swirl of professed love and stated disdain. She, along with his two idiosyncratic friends (Don Bajema, Ernie Fosselius) are overwhelmed by his frazzled and obsessive love.
Featured in the Los Angeles Times: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-05-03-ca-874-story.html
Running Time: 92 mins., Black and White
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