Mill Valley Film Festival

The Lisinac Brothers Talk ‘Along the Roadside’, Celebrating Californian Diversity Interview

The Lisinac Brothers Talk ‘Along the Roadside’, Celebrating Californian Diversity

In Along the Roadside, the debut feature by Zoran Lisinac, a young man from the Bay Area (Iman Crosson) and a colorblind German tourist (Angelina Häntsch) accompany each other on a road trip to a big music festival in Southern California, learning about themselves and each other as their vastly different cultural backgrounds clash. The film Read More
12 Years a Slave Q&A (Mill Valley Film Festival) News

12 Years a Slave Q&A (Mill Valley Film Festival)

At the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival last week, one of the biggest highlights in the festival’s stunning lineup was Steve McQueen’s  (Shame, Hunger) highly-anticipated new film, 12 Years a Slave (which opens today) see our review, based on the autobiography and life story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was abducted and sold into slavery Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 10 and Closing Night Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 10 and Closing Night Recap

On MVFF’s gigantic penultimate day, a quintet of some of the industry’s most exciting directors gathered for a meeting of the minds, the stars and directors of At Middleton and Beside Still Waters unveiled their respective films to packed houses, and the whole lot of them partied it up in the beautiful town of Tiburon, right down the Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Days 6-9 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Days 6-9 Recap

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, and the Unexpected Guest Of all the films in the exceedingly strong MVFF lineup, none have generated the momentum and near-universal acclaim of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841. McQueen Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Days 4 & 5 Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Days 4 & 5

On day 4 of the Mill Valley Film Festival, Sean Penn made a rare appearance to support The Human Experiment, a new documentary by co-directors Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman that Penn narrates and executive produced. The beautifully shot doc explores the adverse–and sometimes fatal–effects of toxic chemicals found abundantly in our households, the food Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Finding Hillywood & 4 Short Films Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Finding Hillywood & 4 Short Films

The New Environmentalists This documentary takes you across the world from Iraq to Columbia to Indonesia and others to share six different stories from environmental activists who seek to improve the quality of life for all. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists not only reminds us how valuable our natural resources are, but that Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 3 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 3 Recap

On day 3 of the festival, rising teen idols and a CSI star flashed their pearly whites (for good causes), young songstresses made the crowd swoon at a legendary nightclub, and the classiest “madman” actor of all received a loving tribute (and a shiny award to go with it). The Mill Valley Rush The Christopher Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 2 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 2 Recap

After a jam-packed opening night full of excitement and energy, day two of the Mill Valley Film Festival was a day of more narrowed focus. At the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (long name, but a simple, pristine little theater) in San Rafael, a packed house paid tribute to a beloved auteur known for Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 1 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 1 Recap

Nestled in the green, redwood-populated hills of Mill Valley, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off with a duo of gorgeous dramas: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Brian Percival’s The Book Thief. The arrival of several special guests from the films heightened the already high level of excitement. Nebraska stars Will Forte and Bruce Dern and The Book Thief stars Read More