Carter's Biz Cafés Host 2nd Annual North Bay Art & Film Festival Oct. 6-8, 2017 With Several Repeat Filmmakers From 2016

Carter's Biz Café located at the Benicia Arsenal across from the Clock Tower to host Second Annual North Bay Art & Film Festival during Oct. 6-8, 2017. A showcase of the unique character and talent of the San Francisco Bay Area will be featured. Some of 2016's filmmakers are participating again!

Frederick Marx, internationally acclaimed, Oscar and Emmy nominated director/writer

Carter’s Biz Café is the proud host of the Second Annual North Bay Art & Film Festival (NBAFF) with its kickoff on Friday, October 6 through Sunday, Oct. 7, 2017. This Festival will showcase independent local, national and international short films. The NBAFF is a campus-wide event that includes the Commanding Officers Quarters and the Benicia City Clock Tower, both historic sites in Benicia, California and are surrounded by the beautiful Carquinez Straits above the San Francisco Bay. Although held in Northern California, the North Bay Arts & Film Festival is an open event and the organizers expect a repeat of last year and receive submissions from throughout the nation and the world.

The North Bay Art and Film Festival is delighted to showcase a short film entry, “Rites of Passage: Mentoring the Future” from filmmaker Frederick Marx! Mr. Marx was a writer and producer of the critically acclaimed documentary “Hoop Dreams” which was named by both Siskel and Ebert as the best film of 1994. In 2004, The New York Times placed the film on its “Best 1000 Movies Ever” list. He is an internationally acclaimed, Oscar and Emmy nominated director/writer with 40 years in the film business. His nonprofit film production company, Warrior Films, creates good documentaries, short films, and transformational stories on a diverse array of subjects, including warriors, passage into manhood, rites of passage, international journeys, human rights and social action, and helping veterans - stories about overcoming oppressing socioeconomic barriers. See his blog and project at:

“It’s also great to have six filmmakers from our inaugural 2016 film festival return again this year to participate,” said Carter Rankin, CEO and Founder of Carter's Biz Cafes, a membership, co-working venture located in a 157-year old historical landmark known as the Commanding Officers Quarters. The mansion’s two-floors of wall space feature a plethora of locally produced art works.

Here are the repeat filmmakers from 2016, their films and the scheduled screening times:



Screening Time


"The End of Doctor Hero"


Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10:00

Sunday, Sept. 8th at 11:00


"Ran Out of Road"

"USMC 1st Searchlight Battery Vietnam  1967-69"

Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10:00

Sunday, Sept. 8th at 11:00


"World of Dennis Patton"

Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10:00


"Table Talk"

Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10:00



Sunday, Sept. 8th at 11:00


"The Hit at 1700"

Sunday, Sept. 8th at 11:00

All film screenings will take place at the Clock Tower Building, 1189 Washington Street, Benicia in the historic Arsenal District. For the entire schedule of this year’s film festival screening times featuring many more first-time filmmakers and opening night activities, please go to

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Source: Carter's Biz Cafés

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CBC is a monthly membership venue for mobile workers, entrepreneurs and work-at-home professionals needing occasional office space to meet with clients and/or prospects in a professional setting.

Carter's Biz Cafe
1 Commandant's Lane
Benicia, CA


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