EMPIRE OF LIGHT

Sam Mendes fills his superbly cast, deeply personal drama with surprises, all emerging from a cinema in a working-class town in 1980s England. Hilary (Olivia Colman, in another knockout performance) is a single woman who runs the ticket booth,…

Workshop: In Our Own Words: Poetry on Film

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Inspired by the bold slam poetry and narration of José Eduardo Aguilar, "El Deportee" in the animated documentary Home Is Somewhere Else, this workshop combines the art of the written word and non-fiction film narration. Participants will…

ACTIVE CINEMA HIKE

SATURDAY, OCT. 15  •   10am | FREETennessee Valley Trailhead • Mill Valley Come and enjoy some fresh air and fresh ideas with filmmakers, friends, festival staff and cinephiles during this hour-long hike to the ocean through…

THE GOOD NURSE

CLOSING NIGHT US CINEMA US 2022, 121 min, director: Tobias Lindholm Based on a true story, Tobias Lindholm’s multi-faceted feature is a dazzling shapeshifter that successfully operates on a variety of levels: as a psychological thriller,…

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

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OPENING NIGHT US CINEMA US 2022, 139 min, Director: Rian Johnson Let’s just say that Rian Johnson has outdone himself in his wonderful new Knives Out (MVFF42) romp, bringing together a to-die-for ensemble of actors who portray…

ACCESSIBILITY SCORECARD IN EXHIBITION

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Over the last year, a small group of professional advocates from all areas of film and exhibition have been working to create a coalition that highlights and prioritizes accessibility needs at film events. Jim Lebrecht from FWD-Doc and Cassidy…

THE POWER OF PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS: THE DISTRIBUTORS

In early 2022, Re-Present Media (RPM) issued an article, The Power of Personal Documentary Films, presenting data gathered from emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) filmmakers working on personal documentary films. In particular,…