Powerhouse director and screenwriter Dee Rees exploded onto the American independent film scene in 2011 with her feature film Pariah, garnering mass critical acclaim, seven NAACP Image Awards nominations and multiple awards at the Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards and GLAAD Media Awards. In 2015, she wrote and directed the Emmy-Award winning HBO film Bessie, which received 12 Emmy nominations and four Critics’ Choice Awards, in addition to Directing Awards from the DGA and NAACP. Her latest film to set critics abuzz, MUDBOUND, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and makes its Bay Area bow at MVFF40.

OUR TRIBUTE PROGRAM will feature an onstage conversation with Dee Reees, a screening of MUDBOUND and the presentation of the MVFF Award.
Join us after the program for a celebratory reception at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley.

6:30 pm | CinéArts Sequoia

Program & Reception: $50 general | $45 CFI members
Program Only: $25 general | $20 CFI members

Steeped in history and rich emotion, this powerful tale of two families whose fates intertwine in the 1940s Jim Crow South is an exemplary reminder of director Dee Rees’ visionary artistry and immaculate storytelling. With wonderful turns by Carey Mulligan, Mary J. Blige, Jason Clarke, and Jonathan Banks. USA 2017, 134 min. Director Dee Rees