Sep 22 - 28 2017
Year By The Sea

Year By The Sea

Presented by California Film Institute at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

In this lyrical adaptation of Joan Anderson’s bestselling memoir, Karen Allen stars as Joan, an empty-nester who decides not to relocate to Kansas with husband Robin (Michael Cristofer), but instead retreat to Cape Cod to rediscover herself and redefine her life.

Plagued with guilt, she questions her decision until stumbling upon a spirited mentor, Joan Erikson (Celia Imrie), author and spouse of famed psychologist Erik Erikson. With a support group that includes her literary agent (S. Epatha Merkerson) and a host of locals, Joan learns to embrace the ebb and flow of life, ultimately discovering the balance between self and sacrifice, obligation and desire. With Yannick Bisson.

Composer/Writer/Director: Alexander Janko.

Alexander Janko is an award-winning filmmaker whose creative career spans the music, literary, stage, TV and film industries. He has worked on more than 65 major motion pictures, including Oscar-nominated ANASTASIA and Grammy-nominated MAN ON THE MOON. A career milestone, he composed the score for the indie sensation MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. YEAR BY THE SEA is his directorial debut.

Admission Info

Adult:  Evening – $11.50, Matinee – $8.75
Child/Senior:  $8.25

Phone: 415.454.1222


Additional time info:

FRIDAY, SEPT 22:  3:30 PM, 7:00 PM Director Alexander Janko in person
SATURDAY, SEPT 23:  3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
SUNDAY, SEPT 24:  3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
MONDAY, SEPT 25:  6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, SEPT 26:  6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 27:  6:00 PM, 8:30 PM

Dates & Times

2017/09/22 - 2017/09/28

Location Info

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901