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December, 2003

Special Advance Screening of "Cold Mountain"
To Benefit Full Circle and Honor Dr. Carolyn Brown

Thursday, December 4, 6:30 PM, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael.
IN PERSON: Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker and Marin resident Walter Murch, who edited the film, and "COLD MOUNTAIN" producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa.
The special screening and conversation with the filmmakers is to benefit Full Circle Programs, an innovative program based in San Rafael and West Marin that provides an array of mental health, educational and mentoring services to more than 1,000 children each year who have suffered abuse, trauma or loss; and the California Film Institute Outreach program, which gives students the opportunity to view significant films and to discuss them with filmmakers and other relevant experts. The screening will also honor the memory of Dr. Carolyn Brown, founder of Full Circle Programs, who passed away November 4.
Based on the best-selling Civil War novel by Charles Frazier and directed by Oscar-winning director ANTHONY MINGHELLA ("The English Patient," "The Talented Mr. Ripley"), the film stars Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Rene Zellweger.
"COLD MOUNTAIN" tells the story of Inman (Jude Law), a wounded confederate soldier who is on a perilous journey home to his mountain community, hoping to reunite with his pre-war sweetheart, Ada (Nicole Kidman). In his absence, Ada struggles to survive, and revive her father's farm with the help of an intrepid young drifter Ruby (Rene Zellweger).
Film and Reception-$30 (Reception follows film and Q&A)
Film & Q&A only-$15 / $12 (Film Institute Members) Tickets available at or the Rafael Box Office (Discount Tickets not available online)
WALTER MURCH has been called a true "silent server" in the film industry, a talented filmmaker whose work remains ever in the background but in many ways is often what makes the picture. Millions have seen his work and the filmmaker has been recognized with numerous Academy-Award nominations as well as actually taking home three of the Oscar statuettes. Murch took home an Oscar in 1979 for his innovative sound design on "Apocalypse Now," and two Oscars in 1996, for editing and sound on "The English Patient," where he worked with director Minghella for the first time. Murch's editing work on the "Godfather" trilogy, "Ghost," "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," "First Knight," "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and 2002's "K-19: The Widowmaker," among other films, have won critical acclaim. Murch's name can be found in the textbooks of today's film students as the father of "sound design" and as one of the most accomplished sound designers and film editors working in modern film. Murch has authored his own book, In the Blink of an Eye, about film editing, and was the subject of The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, by English Patient author Michael Ondaatje.
Among ALBERT BERGER and RON YERXA production credits are the highly acclaimed Steven Soderbergh's "King of the Hill," Alexander Payne's "Election" and the upcoming "Bee Season." Special thanks to Miramax for this unique opportunity to see this highly-anticipated film.
FULL CIRCLE PROGRAMS sees the future in every child. The mission of Full Circle, a non profit corporation created in 1971, is to protect and empower children and families to succeed at home, at school and in the community. Full Circle's programs are available throughout Marin County in private homes, preschools, clinics, high schools, colleges, group homes, and in our residential treatment center and special education school. Our core program includes: Crisis Counseling for students in high schools, Group Home for Teens Teaching Independence, Residential Treatment and Special Ed school, In-home Family Preservation and Respite Care, Clinic and Mobile Counseling for Children, Adults and Parents. Full Circle focuses on the unique needs of each child and family, providing effective therapeutic, mentorship, educational and training programs that reach more than 1000 children, parents, teachers and mental health professional each year.



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