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Short Films Festival Board of Directors President & Treasurer Paul Kemp Executive Director Michael Fox Vice President, Operations Alex Fields Vice President, Programming Toney Merritt Board Secretary J Mattingly Marketing Director Gaben Chancellor Programming Assistant Ayla Douglas Senior Curator/Programmer Betsy Ford Development Blair Foster Board Member Christine Kenton Creative Services Director Lydia Passannante Membership/Ticketing/ Hospitality, Christine Wagner Senior Advisor Ann Walker

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Advisory Board

Zoë Elton Diana Fuller Will Geiger Richard Heinberg Carl Lumbly Albert Maysles Jim McCullough Bill Nichols Mike Schuh Gail Silva

Sydney Pollack 1934 - 2008 Advisor 2006 - 2008

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Feature Programs

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Ticket Info

Special Events

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Guide to Venues

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Film Schedule

PRODUCTION CREDITS PROGRAM DIRECTION

Programming Team Toney Merritt, Program Director/Curator Betsy Ford, Sr. Curator/Programmer Ann Walker, Sr. Curator/Programmer Ayla Douglas, Programming Assistant Pre-Screeners Barbara and John Birchard Alex & Shelley Fields Joy Gertler Alena Guest Gordon Keller Paul & Sara McKenna Steve Siler Program Hosts Charlie Acker LaViva Dakers Maureen Eppstein Will Farley Pat Ferrero Will Geiger Richard Heinberg Pat Jackson Felicia Lowe Bill Nichols Janis Plotkin Larry Thomas

Public Relations Marcie Schorg Amelia Weir Kira Wojack

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Social Media Strategist Kira Wojack Volunteer Coordinator Leslie Wahlquist Office Support Randy Setlock Joseph Robba, Sponsor Liaison Box Office Martha Buck Gayle Greene Doris Hammer Deirdre Lamb Brona Lessen Ginny Rorby Pat Scott Henrietta Steiniger Camille Tinling Norma Watkins Deena Zarlin Mark Zarlin Printed Program Production Roy Dufrain, Art Kelly III HomeMade Publications Printed Program Editors Betsy Ford Ann Walker Toney Merritt Kira Wojack, Managing Editor

Festival Events Jennifer Taylor, Festival Events Coordinator Sally Stewart, Festival Events Coordinator Margie Kamb, Craft Services

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House Managers Jan Wasserman Sara Liner Steve Greenwood Leslie Sbrocco

Cover Photo John Birchard

Concessions Blair Foster Concessions Director: Isla Bowery

Filmmaker Welcome Carole Freeman Lu Ross James Sibbet Operations Support Derek Hambly Piper Odegaard Thommy Pelletier, Operations Mgr. Pam Sandberg Zelda Zuniga

TECHNICAL DIRECTION

OPERATIONS

Hospitality Blair Foster Arlene Moorehead Christine Wagner

Audience Choice Award Bob Bushansky

Technical Director: Marshall Brown Sound Engineer: Lowell Brown Sound Engineer: Peter Temple Head Projectionist: Rush Jones Head Projectionist: Maya Neumeier Projectionist: Leah Harr Projectionist: Tibor Call Equipment Sponsors: Matt Rowland, Matt Rowland Events Playback Technology, John Crossley & Aaron Owen of Cinematiq Photographers John Birchard Hunter C. Pass Bonnie Veblen Larry Wagner Nicholas Wilson Keith Wyner Videographers Gaben Chancellor Jim Culp Mike Evans Gary Grahame Maynard Kaminsky Denell McFall Lydia Passannante

Cover Design Lydia Passannante Gaben Chancellor

CONTACT US: Mendocino Film Festival P.O. Box 1843, The Water Tower, 10481 Lansing St. Mendocino, CA 95460 707-937-0171 • www.MendocinoFilmFestival.org

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audience choice award

Cast Your Vote! Each year, The Mendocino Film Festival invites you, our discerning audience, to determine the Audience Choice Award recipient. The award will be given to the highest-rated feature-length documentary or narrative film. Be sure to fill out the special ballots distributed at each screening. The winner will be announced on our website on Monday, June 2.

Made possible by the generous support of

TICKETS BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! WE EXPECT MANY SOLD-OUT SHOWS! HOW TO PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS Online: May 1 - June 1, 2014 www.MendocinoFilmFestival.org By Phone: May 1 - June 1, 2014 1-707-937-0171 In Person: Thursday-Tuesday May 1 - May 27, 12-4 pm Mendocino Film Festival Office at the Yellow Water Tower on Ukiah St., East of Lansing St., Mendocino (next to Frankie’s) Wednesday-Sunday May 28 - June 1, 9 am - 5 pm Festival Headquarters, Oddfellows Hall on Kasten & Ukiah St, Mendocino PURCHASING TICKETS ON DAY OF SHOW At the door one hour before showtime, at each event during the Festival. (Subject to availability; cash only at the door.) VENUES For a full list of venues, including driving times from Mendocino, see page 41. For information on the “Cinema in the Vineyards” program, see page 42-43. For information on the Willits and Point Arena programs, see page 45. FILM TICKET PRICES Regular Screenings Advance Purchase....... $11 Regular Screenings at the Door................... $12 Children’s Program.......................................... $5 SOLD OUT? TICKETS AT THE DOOR! Even if advance tickets are no longer available, tickets will be offered at the door when the number of open seats is determined. A line for waiting-list tickets may start anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour prior to a given screening. Subject to availability; $12 at the door (cash only). Be sure to check our website for updates!

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SPECIAL EVENT TICKET PRICES Mendocino Wine Tasting Event (Coincides with screening of Red Obsession) Saturday, May 31, 5-7 pm, $20 Oddfellows Hall, Mendocino See Page 17 for details. Philo Closing Reception Wine and hors d’oeuvres Sunday, June 1, 6-8 pm, $25 The Madrones, Philo See Page 42 for details. Willits Premiere Reception (Coincides with screening of 20 Feet From Stardom) Thurs, May 29, 6-7:30 pm, $10 (film ticket stub required) Willits Center for the Arts See Page 45 for details. Point Arena Reception Sunday, June 1, 5-6 pm, $10 Arena Theater, Point Arena (film ticket stub required) See Page 45 for details. Children’s Program (for ages 4-11) Saturday, May 31, 10-11 am, $5 Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg See Page 17 for details. PAYMENT OPTIONS Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and local checks are accepted for advance sales ($25 fee for returned checks). Cash only at the door. PROCESSING FEE (web & phone orders only) Processing fee is $1.54 per ticket. The Fine Print:

• Ticket orders are accepted and processed on a firstcome, first-served basis. All sales are final. • No refunds, exchanges or substitutions. • Tickets cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, forgotten, destroyed, or mis-directed by the post office. If you often have trouble with your mail delivery, please choose the Will Call option. • All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. • Ticket holders must arrive 20 minutes prior to show time to be guaranteed a seat. • All events subject to change. On rare occasions, for reasons beyond our control, screenings must be canceled. If a screening is canceled, tickets must be returned to the Festival Headquarters the same day to exchange for another screening or for a refund.

We happily provide services for disabled people. Please contact the Festival Office at 937-0171 for information on access and accommodation.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS Special Guest, Claudia Lennear Thursday, May 29, 7:30 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Friday, May 30, 8:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door SPECIAL APPEARANCE by CLAUDIA LENNEAR, featured in the Oscar®-winnng film 20 Feet from Stardom. Ms. Lennear holds a stellar history singing back-up with Ike and Tina Turner, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Rita Coolidge, The Rolling Stones, Leon Russell and more, plus her own solo album. She will attend for a Q&A with the audience immediately following the screening. Appearances at both Willits and the Festival Tent.

Special Program

With 20 Feet From Stardom

Beatles Night

Beatles Sing-Along with Good Ol’ Freda Saturday, May 31, 8:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles American debut! Join us for a BEATLES SING-ALONG event immediately following the screening of Good Ol’ Freda, about the young woman who became the Beatles’ assistant, confidante, and fan club president beginning in 1961. The sing-along will be led by Steven Bates and his band. Come sing your favorite Beatles songs with friends and family!

Circus Performance With Grazing the Sky

Saturday, May 31, 12:30 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Saturday, May 31, 8:00 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Following the film Grazing the Sky, you’re invited to a live performance including world renowned youth aerial artists from CircusMecca, the Mendocino Center for Circus Arts, at the Festival Tent in Mendocino.

Community Drumming

With Barbara Borden of Keeper of the Beat Sunday, June 1, 6:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Following the screening of Keeper of the Beat, join us for an improvisational COMMUNITY DRUMMING EXPERIENCE led by Barbara Borden, subject of the film, and local drummers. All attendees are encouraged to BYOD (Bring Your Own Drum)!

Look For

Pat’s Picks

Pat Ferrero was Mendocino Film Festival’s

Program Director in 2007 and 2009-2013. The Festival is delighted to screen these three outstanding films which she hand-picked for this year’s program.

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SPECIAL THANKS

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ach year, the Festival is supported in countless ways by an ever-expanding group of generous people. To all who are listed here, and to those of you who joined us after the program went to print, we are sincerely grateful to you all.

Mary Aigner Pamela Allen Megan Allende Ananse Village Cynthia Ariosta Artseed: Robert Stewart The Attic of Mendocino Nancy Banker Jennifer Barbato Sarah Bennett Jeffrey Berenson Billy and Linda Bjerre Billy Bjerre, Jr. Sarah Bodnar Wendy Boise, CPA Jamie Buckner Joyce Carol Phil Castro Adam and Lou Celaya Rebecca Champion Christine’s Goodies Wally Clark John Coate Mina Cohen Cowlick’s Ice Cream Liza Culick Alison De Grassi Debra DeGraw

Gail Dickenson Amy Diffley Joell Dunlap Pat Dunbar Buster and Trish Dyer Marc and Cally Dym Claire Ellis ER Energy Shelley Fields Rachel Fisher Fort Bragg Bakery Fort Bragg Travel Margaret Fox Joanne Frazer Austyn Gaffney Kevin and Mia Gallagher Gallery Books Gary Martin Sue Gibson Glass Fire Gallery Forrest Glyer Jean Graham Chuck Greenberg Mike Griggs Maria Hansen Nancy Harris John Heister Sid Hillman

Tom Honer Jeff and Lois Hoover Tom Johnsen Mia Johnson Maynard Kaminsky Alan Kantor Joan and Paul Katzeff Nancy Kemp Tom Kravis Mike and Eula Lenihan Ron LeValley Ron Lippert Erin Livingston Eileen Lopate Lover’s Lane Honey Dr. Barbara Mack Sue McKinney Mel McKinney Lynette McLeod Patrick Meany Mendo Mate MCTV Mendocino Coast Television Mendocino Cookie Co. Mendocino Jams and Jellies Mendocino Mustard Laurie Moore

Jim Moorehead Tim and Michele Mullins Neil and Cheryl Nathan Susanne Norgard North Star Nursery Christie Olson-Day John Osborne Guy Pacurar Erin Palcido Papa Bear’s Chocolate Mariette Peeters Penny Royal Cheese Matt and Paula Perelstein Nicholas Petti Pippi’s Longstockings Jennifer Poole Racine’s Art & Office Supplies Janet Rayner Arlo Reeves Rising Tide Sea Vegetables Rachel A. Robison Corey Rosenberg Ruth Rosenblum Lu Ross Roundman’s Smokehouse Mark Ruedrich Sallie Mac

Christopher Sawyer Malachi Schindel Schindig Sandy Schmidt Jill Schmuckley Debra Scott Steve Scutter Janet Self Stephen Smith Brian Snelling Tania Sousa Square Peg Foundation Joan and Jeff Stanford Stella Cadente Olive Oil Abbey Stockwell David Steffen Charlie Stone Pete Swanton Camille Timiling Felix Toscano Barry Vogel Hal and Rosie Wagenet Jan & Marc Wasserman Lisa Weg Linda Williams Erica Yoshimoto Orah Young Bill and Lynette Zimmer

HOSPITALITY DONORS

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ince the beginning, local inns, hotels, and individuals have offered our Festival guests the gracious hospitality that is so characteristic of the Mendocino Film Festival. To all of you, we extend our heartfelt thanks; your support makes the Festival possible year after year. Inns and Hotels in Mendocino Agate Cove Inn Albion River Inn Alegria Inn Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins The Blue Door Inn Blair House Inn Brewery Gulch Inn Cottages at Little River Cove Dennen’s Victorian Farmhouse Glendeven Inn Headlands Inn Heritage House Resort

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Hill House Inn The Inn at Cobbler’s Walk Inn at Schoolhouse Creek & Spa La Petite Maison Little River Inn MacCallum House Mendocino Hotel Mendocino Farmhouse Sea Rock Seagull Inn Stanford Inn By the Sea Trillium

Inns and Hotels in Fort Bragg Atrium B & B Beachcomber Motel Country Inn Emerald Dolphin Inn Grey Whale Inn Harbor Lite Lodge Holiday Inn Express North Cliff Hotel Noyo Harbor Inn Seabird Lodge The Weller House Inn Inns and Hotels in Point Arena Coast Guard House Wharf Master’s Inn Private Homes and Cottages Steve Antler Michael & Daphne Beard Patricia & Ken Black Darlene Clay

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Coast Getaways Caspar Cottage Pat Dunbar Jill & Jim Eldridge Claire Ellis & Chuck Greenberg Margaret Fox Roger Gilbert Terry Gross Ken Hollander & Sharon Kiss Tina & Jeremy Isenberg Bill & Gwen Jacobson Richard & Patrica Karch Mendocino Coast Reservations Andrea Richey & Joseph Dalton Drs. Mark & Jan Roberto Wendy Roberts Bill & Vickie Sherman James and Judy Tarbell Elly Vanderbosch Joy & Neil Wilensky Angela & William Young


FESTIVAL MEMBERS festival membership We are deeply grateful to our

many loyal Festival Members for their support. Members play a key role, not only in making this year’s Festival possible, but also in securing the Festival’s future. It is only through the contributions of our members that we are able to continue to bring filmmakers and their stories to our community.

Festival Members receive special insider opportunities and benefits including: • Invitations to special events • Early notification of film selections • Opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public • Priority seating (Producer & above) • All-Access Passes (Producer & above) Plus: All Members receive one or two invitations (dependent on Membership Level) to our Opening Night Party and Screening, available exclusively to Festival Members. For more information, visit our website or call 707-937-0171.

Member Discounts: Show your

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STARRING ROLE

Mike and Mary Schuh

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Miguel Berkstrom Carin Berolzheimer and Mark Farver Steven and Kathryn Fields Randy H. McBride James and Judy Tarbell Sylvia Walker

DIRECTOR

Pat Dunbar Lee Edmundson Claire Ellis and Chuck Greenberg Gary Fernandez Lynda and Fred Grill Stacy Houdek Paul and Nancy Kemp Virginia and Jim Lyons Elizabeth McDaniel Sharon McMillan Arlene and Jim Moorehead Brad Snedecor and Mary O’Shaughnessy Richard and Nancy Specchio Larry and Marilyn Wagner Greg and Teresa Young John Young

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Luna Armstrong Sallie and Tom Costello Frank and Maureen Gamma Jean and Otto Graham Larry and Fran Heit Joan and Paul Katzeff Cheryl and Neil Nathan Deena and Mark Zarlin

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Mickey Becker and Pam Gaffney Ken and Pat Black John and Katherine Brown Peter and Lynn Chevalier Daniel and Lisa Christgau Cecile Currier Joseph Dalton and Andrea Richey James and Michelle Deering James Ehlers and Susan Larkin

Randy and Sheila Esson Claire Fortier Irene Fredericks Deborah Fulmor Kate Garetz Mary Glanville Lucy Hilmer Charlie and Maureen Hochberg Tim Holliday and Sarah McCarter John and Kathryn Hughes Mary Jackson Bill and Gwen Jacobson Judy Katz Kenneth and Sandra Kearney Marni and Rod Kelleher Donald and Shirley Kirkpatrick Kay Lanier Susan Larkin and James Ehlers Kathryn and Bruce Leaman Nancy and Michael Meden Mavis Moore Jean Morley Christy and Pete Rose Eleanor Rush and James S Puskar Dorothy Salant Bill and Vickie Sherman Monica Steinisch and Philip J Maloney Susan Tubbesing and Sarah Nathe Lee and Sally Welty Peter and Mary Zama

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Steven Antler Susan Arnold Debra Baldwin Henrietta Bensussen John and Barbara Birchard Bolliver’s Fine Foods and Confections Kathleen and Roderick Cameron Carole and Don Chambers

Official Member Event Meg Courtney Bruce Dahl

Anne Eaton-Kemp Shirley Eramo David Felthousen Norm Fluhrer Nancy Gardner Joy Gertler Carolyn Glubok Lawrence Goldyn and Ronald Campbell Polly Green Terry Gross Doris Hammer Bruce Johnson Linda Jupiter Deirdre Lamb Mark Lipman and Helen Cohen Irene L. Spath Malone Jean Mann Buffy and Chris Maple Mendocino Stories Lenny Noack David Nieskoski and Kathy Johnson Judith Parker Margaret Paul Matt and Paula Perelstein Janis and John Porter Wendy Pulliam Erina Reeves Robert and Bronwyn Rhoades Mark and Lauren Richey Bob Rivera Joseph Robba Devora Rossman Rudolph and Ann Sacks Larry Sawyer and Harriet Bye Carolyn Shirck Elinor Sheldon Kendall Smith Lisa Steadman Lila Steiner Emily Strachan Jane Tillis Lorie Wardlaw Orah Young

Look for this symbol throughout this program, indicating Official Member Events, where Mendocino Film Festival Members receive free admission.

Members who renewed or joined before this program went to print.

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CULINARY PARTNERS

Roundman’s Smoke House

TECH ANGELS Blair Foster

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OPENING NIGHT

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An Evening of Haute Cuisine

Official Member Mendocino Film Festival Members and Filmmaker Guests Only Event

Wines, beer, spirits and treats from these local providers will be on hand for sampling at the Opening Night Party.

Friday, May 30, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Crown Hall, Mendocino

Join us at this exclusive Members-Only event, featuring culinary creations from eight local chefs. Using farm-fresh ingredients to craft delectable hors d’oeuvres ranging from hearty country fare to elaborate canapés, these chefs will demonstrate their skills at our showcase. You will not want to miss the mouthwatering results. Come mingle with our talented filmmakers and industry guests as you sample haute cuisine from these eight renowned chefs and enjoy martinis made with Blue Angel Vodka, the wares of eight local wineries, beer from the North Coast Brewing Company, and chocolate from Wicked Bonbon.

Showcasing These Local Chefs

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Nicholas Petti Mendo Bistro

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DINNER NIGHTLY 5:00-9:00 Local Seafood • Fresh Pasta • Vegetarian Dishes Steaks • Beer & Wine • Great Desserts

Pork, Peach & Ginger Pot Pie

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Delectable take-home entrées, sides, appetizers and sweets. AVAILABLE AT: Farmers Markets in Fort Bragg, Willits & Ukiah And at Chubby's Kitchen 890B North Franklin Street, Fort Bragg

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Food, Friends & Firewater

Cocktails • Beer & Wine • Brunch Open Daily Downstairs below Mendo Bistro 301 North Main St. at the corner of Redwood Ave, Fort Bragg 707 964-4974 • www.MendoBistro.com

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS Thursday, May 29, 7:00 pm, Festival Tent

Official Member Event

Featuring gourmet concessions and Scharffenberger sparkling wine, Thursday night’s exclusive Members Screening of the popular Shorts Program continues the Mendocino Film Festival tradition of offering a sneak preview of the program to our VIP guests. Proudly sponsored by Mendocino Art Center.

The Breakfast Club Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 9:00 am, Oddfellows Hall We invite you to join us every morning at Festival Headquarters at Oddfellows Hall in Mendocino Village for coffee and pastries at 9 am.

Special Program

A Night in the Spotlight for our Members

Official Member Event

Red Obsession Wine Tasting Saturday, May 31, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Oddfellows Hall, $20 (film tickets sold separately) Sample big reds before heading over to the screening of Red Obsession at Crown Hall, where Director Warwick Ross will be in attendance. Three Philo wineries, Drew Family Cellars, Knez Winery, and Balo Vineyards, will pour special selections of their pinot noirs for attendees. Proudly sponsored by Winesong.

There and Back Again Don’t miss events and screenings around the Shire.

 PHILO: See pages 42-43 for a full list of events in Philo.  POINT ARENA: See page 45 for a full list of events in Point Arena.  WILLITS: See page 45 for a full list of events in Willits.

Children’s Program Two charming award-winning short films on nature for children ages 4-11. Proudly Sponsored by Sean Leland of State Farm.

Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg, $5

 Riddle in a Bottle

Directed by Laura & Robert Sams

Two siblings (The Riddle Solvers) receive a mysterious riddle from the ocean. To solve it, they need help from loggerhead sea turtles, tide-pool animals, spring frogs and a one-legged singing pirate. 30 min; Best Children’s Program, Special Jury Award, and Script Merit Award, International Wildlife Film Festival; Best Children’s Film, Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

 Shark Riddle

Directed by Laura & Robert Sams

Follow siblings Laura and Robert on an adventure to solve a mysterious riddle about shark teeth, featuring high-definition footage of 20 different shark species from around the world. 27 min; Best Children’s Program, International Wildlife Film Festival; Best Creative Work, Waimea Ocean Film Festival; Best Children’s Film, BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

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SHORT FILMS It’s All About Change As they say, “Change is the only constant.” Join us as our characters experience all manner of change—from minor to profound, romantic to familial, prosaic to spiritual. Our selections include two Academy Award® nominated films, as well as an Academy Award® shortlisted film. MULTIPLE SCREENING TIMES: Friday, May 30, 8:00 pm, Matheson Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg Saturday, May 31, 2:30 pm, Philo Saturday, May 31, 5:30 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am, Festival Tent Sunday, June 1, 3:00 pm, Arena Theater, Point Arena $11 in advance, $12 at the door.

Slomo

SPECIAL SCREENING for MEMBERS

Special Program

This program is made possible by the generous support of Mendocino Art Center

Thursday, May 29, 7:00 pm Festival Tent

 Slomo

Directed by Josh Izenberg. Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach where he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity. 18 min. Shortlisted for an Academy Award®, 2014, Best Documentary Short Subject; Best Short Documentary, SXSW.

 Two Laps

Directed by Owen Trevor. Two friends. One race. No prisoners. Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year, they have a race. 6 min. Best International Short, Rushes Film Festival.

 Tiny Miny Magic Oktapodi

Directed by Danielle Lurie. When Sam decides to show her appreciation for her mailman by leaving him a present in her mailbox, she is overjoyed when he leaves her a present in return. 8 min. Audience Award, DC Shorts Film Festival.

 Crossword

Directed by Vincent Gallagher. On a significant day in her life, a lonely woman who seeks solace in the daily crossword finds that the answers to the clues are all around her. Is it magic, coincidence, or something else entirely? 13 min. Best Short Film, Waterford Film Festival, Ireland.

 Oktapodi

Directed by Julien Bocabelle, Francois-Xavier Chanious, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, Emud Mokhberi. In this French animation, two octopi fight for their lives in a comical escape through the streets of a Greek village. 3 min. Academy Award® nominee, Best Animated Short Film.

 Do I have to Take Care of Everything? Two Laps

Directed by Selma Vilhunen. Sini is frantically trying to get her family ready to leave for a wedding, but her husband and two children keep interfering with her efforts. 7 min. Finland. Academy Award® nominee, Best Live Action Short Film.

 Harry Grows Up

Directed by Mark Nickelsburg. New York is a tough place to find love. 11 min. Audience Award, LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival.

 Man at the Counter

Directed by Brian McAllister. A story about life, love, and sugar packets. 8 min. Best Short Film, Cluj International Short Film Festival.

 In God We Trust Do I Have to Take Care of Everything

Directed by Jason Reitman. In this comedic piece, a speeding truck sends Robert into purgatory, with the probability of a warm climate. He escapes back to Earth and tries to fix things before purgatory can catch up with him. 17 min. Audience Award and Jury Award for Best Comedy, Aspen Shortfest; Best Short Film, Seattle International Film Festival.

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FEATURE PROGRAMS 20 Feet From Stardom Thursday, May 29, 7:30 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Friday, May 30, 8:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Infectious and irresistible. Their voices are powerful enough to tear you apart and put you back together again, and their stories will do the same.”—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

This program is made possible by the generous support of Little River Inn

Documentary

Directed by Morgan Neville (with Special Guest Claudia Lennear)

In his compelling Oscar®-winning film, 20 Feet From Stardom, director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of our time. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, the film boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler and Sting, to name just a few. 91 min; Academy Award® Winner, Best Feature-Length Documentary, 2014. SPECIAL APPEARANCE by CLAUDIA LENNEAR, featured in the film. Ms. Lennear holds a stellar history singing with Ike and Tina Turner, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and more, plus her own solo album. She will attend for a Q&A with the audience immediately following the screening. Appearance at both Willits and the Festival Tent.

A.K.A. Doc Pomus Friday, May 30, 12:30 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Sunday, June 1, 6:00 pm, Arena Theater, Point Arena, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Vital and endearing, a celebration of a great artist, a great character, and the universality of great pop.”—Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

This program is made possible by the generous support of North Coast Brewing Company

Documentary

Directed by William Hechter, Peter Miller

Meet Jerome Felder (also known as Doc Pomus), one of the most prolific rock and roll songwriters you’ve never heard of. “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment” and “A Teenager in Love” are just a few of his best-loved songs. Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, the film features interviews with Doc’s collaborators and friends, including B.B. King, Dr. John, Ben E. King, Dion, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Leiber and Stoller and Lou Reed. This gripping life story of how Doc reinvented himself after being paralyzed by polio as a child makes for a powerful and lively film. 98 min; Audience Choice Award, Charleston International Film Festival; Grand Prize, Stony Brook Film Festival.

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Saturday, May 31, 3:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “An intimate, exquisitely rendered portrait of one of the great artists of our time.” —Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker & Founder of AAFRM

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Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth artfully tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, which has been adapted from a novel into a Hollywood movie and a successful Broadway musical. 84 min; Official Selection, Vancouver International Film Festival; Official Selection, International Women’s Film Festival (Seoul).

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Directed by Pratibha Parmar; Produced by Shaheen Haq

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FEATURE PROGRAMS Wine Country Premiere

American Wine Story Sunday, June 1, 4:30 pm, Philo, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

“If you finally discovered your true calling…would you have the courage to start over?” —American Wine Story

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A tale of risk and reinvention, American Wine Story portrays oenological aficionados who have taken their obsessions to the extreme, chasing their dreams with a bottle in one hand and a corkscrew in the other. Following the people in America who decide to enter the wine industry, this documentary depicts wine-lovers so devoted to fine wine that they are willing to sacrifice everything for a chance at making their own. From their highest successes to their lowest moments, the winemakers in American Wine Story know one thing: they will never have to look back and say “What if?” 80 min; Wine Country Premiere.

Big Joy Saturday, May 31, 5:30 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “An exuberant documentary. Filmed with an irresistibly playful spirit, dances with words, film clips and images from a long and, it seems, mostly joyous life.” —Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

Documentary

Directed by Stephen Silha & Eric Slade, Co-Directed by Dawn Logsdon (Q&A with filmmakers after screening)

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Documentary

Directed by David Baker (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Big Joy is a celebratory portrait of James Broughton, a visionary poet and filmmaker who emerged from the artistic renaissance that flowered in post-WWII San Francisco. A charismatic figure, Broughton led a completely unconventional, countercultural existence, some of it in Mendocino. His life was deeply intertwined with a wide array of artists, activists and spiritual guides, among them movie critic Pauline Kael, dancer Anna Halprin, playwright Kermit Sheets, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and philosopher Alan Watts. The film offers an intimate and unflinching portrait of the arc of Broughton’s life, from the dark depths of his early depression to the ecstasy of his creative freedom and sexual liberation, all in the service of his lifelong quest to find his own “Big Joy.” Note: Film contains nudity. 82 min; Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival; Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival

Botso Friday, May 30, 5:30 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “One man’s spirit greater than all the armies of darkness combined – the beauty and truth in music, as he teaches it, provides hope to a world out of harmony.”—Ed Ochs, The Rock

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Sometimes a story is so inspiring that it must be told. Such is the astonishing life of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli—musician, sculptor, and beloved teacher to generations of children. Born in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, young Botso was affectionately held by Josef Stalin not long before Stalin’s brutal regime ordered the execution of Botso’s father. Remarkably, Botso was allowed 20 minutes to see his father one last time. Here, inside a dark prison, his father communicated to Botso what was most important about life, words that still inspire him at the age of 92. Eventually arriving in America, Botso became a treasured music teacher, inspiring some of the world’s premier musical artists, including five-time Grammy® Award winner Kent Nagano. 82 min; Audience Choice Award, Maine International Film Festival; Best in Fest Award, San Luis Obispo Film Festival; Official Selection, Tbilisi International Film Festival.

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FEATURE PROGRAMS Casting By Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “A vivid reminder of the hand-in-glove importance of right actor/right role—and the indispensability of those casting mavens who make movie history.”—Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

This program is made possible by the generous support of Larry & Marilyn Wagner on behalf of Mendocino Theater Company

Featuring the accomplishments of the legendary “one-woman casting revolution,” Marion Dougherty, Casting By is an illuminating documentary about the history and impact of the Hollywood Casting Director. Dougherty had a career that spanned 50 years. Her legacy, represented in over 100 motion pictures and over 1,000 television programs, brought to screens large and small the likes of Al Pacino, Glenn Close, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, Richard Gere, Christopher Walken, Mel Gibson, and Debra Winger, among others, all of whom are interviewed in this insightful film. 89 min; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection, New York Film Festival.

Two charming award-winning short films on nature for children ages 4-11. Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg, $5

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Both Directed by Laura & Robert Sams. Follow the adventures of two siblings Laura and

Robert as they learn about rivers, oceans and the animals that call them home, all while solving fun and mysterious riddles. See Page 17 for details on the Children’s Program.

Special Program

CHILDREN’s PROGRAM

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Documentary

Directed by Tom Donahue (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Frank vs. God Directed by Stewart Schill (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

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Sometimes overcoming life’s trials begins by serving God—with a lawsuit. Frank vs. God is the charming and quirky story of a reclusive lawyer who leaps into action when a tornado destroys his home and the insurance company refuses to pay based on the “Acts of God” clause. Henry Ian Cusick (Lost, Scandal, The Mentalist) stars in this comedy directed by Stewart Schill (I Hate Musicals, Dexter). 100 min; Official Selection, Valencia Film Festival.

Narrative

Saturday, May 31, 3:00 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

Furever Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Makes good on the adage ‘stranger than fiction.’”—Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

This program is made possible by the generous support of Neartown Animal Clinic

Furever is a fascinating exploration of the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a family pet. It examines how the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. affects the veterinary profession and death care industry. Featuring interviews with grieving pet owners, veterinarians, psychologists, sociologists, religious scholars, neuroscientists, and the many professionals who preserve a pet’s body or re-purpose a pet’s remains through taxidermy, cloning, mummification, freeze-drying, and more. 80 min; Audience Award, Brooklyn Film Festival; Best Feature Documentary, Las Vegas Film Festival; Best Documentary, Kingston Film Festival.

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FEATURE PROGRAMS The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Sunday, June 1, 12:30 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “So rife with melodrama, exotic lifestyles, sexual intrigue and suspicious deaths that it’s

surprising no film has been made about it until now.”—Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this murder-mystery documentary, a gripping tale of idealistic dreams gone awry. Set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galápagos Islands, the film interweaves an unsolved 1930s murder with stories of present-day Galápagos pioneers (a handful of Europeans, Americans and Ecuadorians who came to the islands between the 1930s and 1960s). It is a parable of a search for paradise—and a cautionary tale about a handful of individualists who settle on the same small island while seeking their own distinct and sometimes clashing notions of Eden. 120 min; Official Selection, Berlin International Film Festival; Official Selection, Telluride Film Festival.

Directed by Josh Fox (Q&A after screening hosted by Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute)

Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door This isn’t just about fracking anymore. This is about our system of government, and this is about climate change.”—Josh Fox In this follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox takes a deeper look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In addition, the film explores how the powerful oil and gas industries are, in Fox’s words, “contaminating our democracy.” Executive produced by Debra Winger. 125 min; Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival.

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Gasland Part 2

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Documentary

Directors: Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

 PRECEDED BY: 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds This highly entertaining fashion, this short film presents the history of the use of fossil fuels from their introduction to the present day.

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Ghost Town to Havana Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Leaves the viewer persuaded that a better world is altogether possible.”—Michael Fox, KQED

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From Ghost Town to Havana follows two groups of disadvantaged boys, one in Ghost Town (the impoverished and crime-ridden West Oakland) and the other in the slums of Havana, who find solace in baseball. With the help of dedicated coaches, the boys discover that teamwork can yield rewarding results. As they struggle to survive, a portrait emerges of their neighborhoods, families, schools, and cultures. Ultimately, the Ghost Town boys travel to Cuba, where they find themselves warming up to their Cuban hosts, the pressure of life in siren- and shooting-filled West Oakland lifted off their shoulders. While the soul of the film is wholesome, some of the words are not. This film contains strong language that may not be suitable for children. 91 min; Sneak Preview.

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Directed by Roberto Chile & Eugene Corr (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

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FEATURE PROGRAMS Good Ol’ Freda

Saturday, May 31, 8:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Kelly is a complete charmer. Prepare to fall in love with her.” —Richard L. Eldredge, Atlanta Magazine

This program is made possible by the generous support of KOZT, The Coast

Freda Kelly was a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she began working for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no inkling of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her. In Good Ol’ Freda, Freda tells her story for the first time in 50 years. This film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music. 86 min; Audience Choice Award, Sidewalk Film Festival; Roxanne T. Mueller Award, Best Film, Cleveland International Film Festival; Official Selection, SXSW Film Festival

Documentary

Directed by Ryan White (Beatles sing-along with Steven Bates after screening)

FOLLOWING SCREENING: There will be a BEATLES SING-ALONG event immediately following the screening, with the local band of Steven Bates. Come sing your favorite Beatles songs with friends and family!

Grazing the Sky Saturday, May 31, 1:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Saturday, May 31, 8:00 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “A visually stunning journey. Motivation, passion, pain, exhaustion, the body that seems to defeat gravity on some occasions, surrender to it on others… This isn’t your normal tale of circus spectacle.”—Flor Gragera de León, El País

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Documentary

Directed by Horacio Alcala (CircusMecca performance after Mendocino screening)

Grazing the Sky offers a magical and intimate look at the lives of modern circus artists within and out of Cirque Du Soleil. The film closely follows several performers in their life quests. While certainly a testament to the power of following your dreams, it is also an homage to the grace and strength of artists who use their bodies as their instruments. Filmed on location in 11 countries by a Cirque Du Soleil insider, this film transcends a behind-the-scenes look to create a powerful and moving work of art. 85 min; In English, French and Spanish with English subtitles; Official Selection, Torino Film Festival; Official Selection, American Documentary Film Festival. FOLLOWING MENDOCINO SCREENING: You’re invited to a live performance including world-renowned youth aerial artists from CircusMecca, the Mendocino Center for Circus Arts, at the Festival Tent in Mendocino.

The Great Beauty Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

“A glorious experience that blends both compassionate dismay and wry delight over Italy’s own, eternal excess.”—Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

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Narrative

Saturday, May 31, 5:30 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Saturday, May 31, 4:30 pm, Philo, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

In this Oscar®-winning drama, journalist Jep Gambardella (the dazzling Toni Servillo, Il divo and Gomorrah) has charmed and seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades. Since the legendary success of his one and only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and social circles. But when his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep finds himself unexpectedly taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries, and looking past the extravagant nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. 142 min; In Italian with English subtitles; Academy Award Winner®, Best Foreign Language Film, 2014.

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FEATURE PROGRAMS Haute Cuisine Directed by Christian Vincent

“An epicurean dream where the dishes conjured up by the characters are as essential to the experience as the characters themselves.”—Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

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NarrativE

Sunday, June 1, 3:00 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

Hortense Laborie (Catherine Frot) is a celebrated chef living in the Perigord region of France. To her great surprise, the President of the Republic appoints her as his personal chef. She agrees reluctantly, but once she has accepted her nomination, Hortense works diligently to produce stylish and authentic cuisine. For a while, she manages to impose herself in the President’s kitchen, thanks to her sturdy character and despite the jealousies she arouses among the other chefs. Based on a true story. A foodie’s delight! 95 min; In French with English subtitles; Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival.

Inequality For All Saturday, May 31, 5:30 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “We make the rules of the economy—and we have the power to change those rules.” —Robert Reich

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Inequality for All takes on the income inequality gap full-force through the insightful and engaging lessons gained while following former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness about the widening economic gap in the United States. Reich has dedicated his life to standing up to economic bullies by seeking out the truth behind our fiscal woes. We see what makes Reich tick and why he’s so passionate about protecting the economic interests of the middle class. As we learn about the situation we are in, we come to understand his unwavering determination to return to a society in which the American dream remains possible for everyone. 89 min; Special Jury Award, Sundance Film Festival.

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Sunday, June 1, 5:30 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Exquisite on every level. Barbara’s talent and joy swept me up in a wonderful musical experience that lifted my spirits sky-high.” —Christopher Beaver, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker

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Documentary

Keeper of the Beat: A Woman’s Journey Into the Heart of Drumming

Documentary

Directed by Jacob Kornbluth (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

In Keeper of the Beat, Barbara Borden, an acclaimed drummer, composer, and teacher, tells her story in eloquent words and toe-tapping music. The film showcases the unfolding of Barbara’s identity as she grows from a little girl in love with drumming to a world-class percussionist practicing “drumbeat diplomacy.” Shot on four continents, the film is produced and directed by three-time Emmy® Award-winner, David L. Brown. 62 Minutes; Runner-Up, Audience Award, 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival. FOLLOWING SCREENING: You’re invited to an improvisational COMMUNITY DRUMMING CIRCLE led by Barbara and local drummers. All attendees are encouraged to BYOD (Bring Your Own Drum)!

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FEATURE PROGRAMS The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life Directed by Malcolm Clarke; Produced by Nick Reed (Q&A with filmmaker after screening) “Undoubtedly one of the most inspirational people in the world.”—The Huffington Post

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As the world’s oldest pianist and Holocaust survivor, 109 year-old Alice Herz-Sommer shares her views on how to live a long and happy life. She discusses music, laughter and how to remain optimistic, come what may. The film features beautiful photographs and rare film footage that bring Alice’s extraordinary story to life. 39 min; Academy Award® Winner, Best Documentary Short, 2014

Documentary

Saturday, May 31, 12:30 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

 PRECEDED BY: Inocente Directed by Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Inocente... qualifies as pure joy in human form.”—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post A homeless teenage girl paints a dramatic black swirl around her eye to begin each day. A timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America: children. 40 min; Academy Award® Winner, Best Documentary Short, 2013.

 PRECEDED BY: Nyosha Directed by Yael Dekel & Liran Kapel Ten-year-old Nyosha dreams of buying a pair of shoes during a pitiless war. She believes that because of her shoes, she will stay alive. 13 min; In Hebrew with English subtitles; Best Animated Film, Haifa International Film Festival; Official Selection, American Documentary Film Festival.

Lemon Friday, May 30, 5:30 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

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Three-time felon. One-time Tony Award-winner. Lemon Andersen is a pioneering spoken word poet whose words speak for a generation. Lemon, an intricately-crafted documentary, follows one man’s harrowing journey to bring his life story to the stage while battling the demons from his past, including poverty and the loss of his young mother from AIDS. A truly engaging story. 85 min; Official Selection, Oaxaca International Film Festival; Official Selection, Tacoma Film Festival.

Documentary

Directed by Laura Brownson & Beth Levison (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Red Obsession Saturday, May 31, 8:00 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Sunday, June 1, 12:00 pm, Philo, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Photographed with an alluring sheen that complements the coldly commercial wheelings and dealings of its subjects.”—Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

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Documentary

Directed by David Roach & Warwick Ross (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

The demand is unprecedented, but the product is finite and this new client wants it all. Will the China market, driven by the country’s new billionaires, create the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux’s centuries-old reputation? 75 min; Best Feature Length Documentary, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, 2014.

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FEATURE PROGRAMS A Royal Affair Directed by Nikolaj Arcel

“Sumptuous settings, urgent romance and intellectual substance. A mind-opener crossed with a bodice-ripper.”—Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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A Royal Affair is the gripping true story of two brave idealists who risk everything in the pursuit of freedom for their people—but above all, it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation. This intriguing story centers on the love triangle between the increasingly insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilda (Alicia Vikander), and a man of enlightenment and idealism, the royal physician Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen). 137 min; In Danish with English subtitles; Academy Award® Nominee, Best Foreign Language Feature; Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Language Feature.

MULTIPLE SCREENING TIMES: Friday, May 30, 8:00 pm, Matheson Saturday, May 31, 10:00 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg Saturday, May 31, 2:30 pm, Philo Saturday, May 31, 5:30 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits Sunday, June 1, 10:00 am, Festival Tent Sunday, June 1, 3:00 pm, Arena Theater, Point Arena $11 in advance, $12 at the door.

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Special Program

Short Films Program: It’s All About Change

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Narrative

Saturday, May 31, 8:00 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

Thursday, May 29, 7:00 pm Festival Tent

As they say, “Change is the only constant.” Join us as our characters experience all manner of change—from minor to profound, romantic to familial, prosaic to spiritual. Our selections this year include two Academy Award® nominated films, as well as an Academy Award® shortlisted film. See page 19 for details on this year’s short films.

Sound City Sunday, June 1, 5:30 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Hits you like a shot in the heart.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Beginning in 1969, artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Kyuss, Slipknot and Nirvana had something in common—they all recorded groundbreaking music at a humble recording studio in the San Fernando Valley: Sound City Studios. We follow Dave Grohl’s purchase of the studio’s custom analog Neve console, which he moved to his personal studio, Studio 606. In this film, famous musicians who recorded at Sound City reunite at Studio 606 for a jam session and to make an album of “all-new all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console.” 108 min; Grammy® Nominee, Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

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FEATURE PROGRAMS The Starfish Throwers Saturday, May 31, 3:00 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “You never know what can grow from just one thing. You could be inspiring hundreds with just one small action.”—Katie Stagliano, at age 9

This program is made possible by the generous support of Hobby Stop PAT’S PICK / SNEAK PREVIEW

The Starfish Throwers explores how three compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Half a world apart, a five-star chef, a retired school teacher and a master gardener fight for what appears to be a lost cause, only to discover their impact may reach further than their actions. In addition to our Crown Hall screening, we are proud to present this profoundly inspirational film to the local Mendocino High School student body. 83 min; Official Selection, Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

States of Grace

Sunday, June 1, 12:30 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Doctor Grace Dammann’s life is forever altered when a driver crashes head-on into her car on the Golden Gate Bridge. After a seven-week coma, she miraculously regains consciousness with her cognitive abilities intact, but her body utterly shattered. We follow Grace as she struggles to find meaning in her radically-altered life and eventually returns to medicine to found an innovative clinic. From doctor to patient to doctor again, we trace Grace’s remarkable recovery and the unexpected journey of a family in the wake of a devastating crisis. 74 min; Sneak Preview.

Documentary

Directed by Mark Lipman & Helen Cohen (Q&A with filmmakers, Grace Dammann, partner Fu Shroeder, and daughter Sabrina after screening)

This program is made possible by the generous support of Matson Building Materials

Documentary

Directed by Jesse Roesler (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Symphony of the Soil

Saturday, May 31, 3:00 pm, Noyo Theatre, Willits, $11 in advance, $12 at the door Sunday, June 1, 12:30 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “Unfolding with gentle joy and unexpected beauty, this ode to the miracle of the Earth’s topmost layer gives us a newfound respect for the ground beneath our feet.” —Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

This program is made possible by the generous support of Mendocino Agricultural Products

Documentary

Directed by Deborah Koons Garcia (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Symphony of the Soil explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and including interviews with some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, this film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people “treat soil like dirt,” never realizing soil’s remarkable nature. 104 min; Official Selection, Wild & Scenic Film Festival; Food Award, Cinema Verde Film Festival 2013.

Toxic Hot Seat Saturday, May 31, 12:30 pm, Crown Hall, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “As galling as this story of deception, abuse, and greed might be, the other story told by Toxic Hot Seat is more hopeful. It’s just one step, but it’s a step forward rather than back.” —Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters

This program is made possible by the generous support of Harvest Market

Toxic Hot Seat follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose a shadowy campaign of deception that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies—a campaign so cunning, it’s taken nearly 40 years to unravel. 91 min; Audience Choice Award, Mill Valley Film Festival.

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Directed by Kirby Walker & James Redford (Q&A with filmmakers after screening)

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FEATURE PROGRAMS Tricky Bidness Sunday, June 1, 3:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door

This program is made possible by the generous support of Leonard Moore Cannabis Co-Op

Lying smack-dab in the heart of America’s marijuana-growing country, the small college town of Arcata, California has evolved as a long-time pot-friendly community. In recent years, however, Arcata residents have also come to recognize that their biggest unregulated industry has some unexpected consequences. Tricky Bidness is a thoughtful hometown look at the complexities of marijuana growing—culturally, legally and personally—through the eyes of the people who have lived with it in their community for over 40 years. 70 min; Official Selection, Salt Spring Film Festival; Official Selection, Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Documentary

Directed by Lynne Canning & Joann Schuch (Q&A with filmmaker after screening)

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago Friday, May 30, 3:00 pm, Festival Tent, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “People come from all over the world to walk this walk. By the end, you’re likely to not just understand why people do it, but consider giving it a shot yourself.” —Sherilyn Connelly, SF Weekly

This program is made possible by the generous support of Sallie Mac

Documentary

Directed by Lydia Smith

The mesmerizing Walking the Camino takes us on a journey with six unique strangers from around the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot—with only a backpack, a pair of boots, and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, these pilgrims throw themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago, Spain, and, most importantly, their personal journeys to themselves. 84 min; Best Documentary, Hollywood Film Festival; Audience Favorite Award, American Documentary Film Festival.

Watershed Sunday, June 1, 3:00 pm, Matheson, $11 in advance, $12 at the door “The Colorado is one of the most iconic natural landmarks of the American West and it’s facing unprecedented demands on its water, a resource historically taken for granted by those of us who have enough.”—Robert Redford

This program is made possible by the generous support of James & Judy Tarbell

Documentary

Directed by Mark Decena; Produced by James Redford (Q&A with filmmakers after screening)

Narrated by Robert Redford, Watershed tells the story of threats to the once-mighty Colorado River through heartening character vignettes that reveal a new water ethic as well as 21st Century solutions. With agricultural usage, population growth, current energy demands, and climate change creating an unsustainable situation, the Colorado River is diminishing, already running dry before its natural end at the Gulf of California. Unless action is taken, the river’s retreat will continue—a potentially catastrophic scenario for the millions who rely on its availability. 56 min; Golden Sun Award, Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival; Best Conservation Film Award, Bend Film Festival.

 PRECEDED BY: Among Giants Directed by Chris Cresci, Ben Mullinkosson, and Sam Price-Waldman Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, Among Giants blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists. 13 min.

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Jim & Judy Tarbell

The Honorable Richard Specchio

Fedele & Linda Bauccio

HOT SPRINGS A Sanctuary For The Self

Dr. Richard Louis Miller

Maurice Kanbar Charitable Trust

Lee Edmundson

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Box Office/Festival Headquarters and Filmmaker Lounge. Corner of Kasten & Ukiah Streets, Mendocino. Proudly sponsored by Parducci.

Festival Tent

10701 Palette Dr., Mendocino. Proudly sponsored by Mike and Mary Schuh.

Crown Hall

45285 Ukiah St., Mendocino. Proudly sponsored by Matt Rowland Events.

Matheson Performing Arts Center

Corner of Ford & Cahto Streets, Mendocino. Proudly sponsored by Harvest Market.

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CINEMA in the VINEYARDS

Saturday, May 31, 12:00pm, Goldeneye Winery. $50 (limited seating; 50 spots available)

Saturday, May 31, 6:30pm, Goldeneye Winery. $90 (limited seating; 40 spots available)

For more information on Cinema in the Vineyards events: 707.895.2955 or www.cinemainthevineyards.com

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This program made possible by the generous support of The Philo Collective Wine Country Premiere

CINEMA in the VINEYARDS Film Programs in Philo Nestled in the idyllic Anderson Valley and boasting rolling hills, sprawling

vineyards, and chic wineries, the community of Philo evokes a European atmosphere coupled with Mendocino charm, making it the perfect setting for Mendocino Film Festival’s Cinema in the Vineyards. Thanks to the support of Philo Collective Wineries, the Mendocino Film Festival returns to Wine Country on Festival weekend.

American Wine Story

Screenings at Balo Vineyards, 9001 Hwy 128, Philo

SATURDAY, MAY 31 2:30 pm

12:00 pm Red Obsession

Shorts Program See Page 19

4:30 pm

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The Great Beauty

4:30 pm

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Red Obsession

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As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary

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Point Arena & Willits Events & Programs In Point Arena With a famed lighthouse, dramatic scenery, inviting storefronts, and a national monument in the Stornetta Public Lands, Point Arena is a jewel of a town, drawing visitors from around the world. The Mendocino Film Festival is proud to return to the historic Art Deco Arena Theater. Point Arena Reception Sunday, June 1, 5:00-6:00 pm, 215 Main, Point Arena, $10 (film ticket stub required for admittance; film tickets sold separately)

Official Member Event

Between films, celebrate our Point Arena program with rustic hors d’oeuvres, bread, and cheese from local eateries and markets, as well as wine and beer from our sponsors.

Sponsored By These Point Arena Businesses

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 3:00 pm

Shorts Program

5:00 pm

Reception

6:00 pm

AKA: Doc Pomus

See Page 19

See Page 21

215 Main | Arena Market & Café | Arena Theater Coast Guard House Historic Inn | Franny’s Cup & Saucer | Katie Pence Lisa’s Luscious Kitchen | Pier Chowder House & Tap Room | Roseman Creek Ranch S&B Market, Manchester | Surf Market | Trink’s | Uneda Eat

In Willits Known as the “Gateway to the Redwoods” and boasting a vibrant local art scene, Willits is an increasingly popular travel destination as the world learns of this sleepy town’s allure. The Festival has enjoyed tremendous support from the Willits community, and we look forward to the expanded 2014 program at Noyo Theatre.

THURSDAY, MAY 29 6:00 pm

Opening Reception

7:30 pm

20 Feet From Stardom See Page 21

Willits Premiere Opening Reception Thursday, May 29, 6:00-7:30 pm, Willits Center for the Arts, $10 (film ticket stub required for admittance; film tickets sold separately)

Official Member Event

Marking the commencement of our Willits Festivities, this reception features fine wines, artisan beer, and an array of delectable appetizers, and is hosted by Adam’s Restaurant and North Coast Brewing Company.

SATURDAY, MAY 31 3:00 pm

Symphony of the Soil

5:30 pm

Shorts Program

See Page 37

See Page 19

8:00 pm

Grazing the Sky See Page 29

Sponsored By These Willits Businesses

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schedule of events & screenings In Fort Bragg

In Philo

COAST CINEMAS 135 S. Franklin Street

BALO VINEYARDS 9001 Highway 128

NOYO THEATRE 57 E. Commercial Street

SATURDAY, MAY 31

SATURDAY, MAY 31

THURSDAY, MAY 29

10:00 am Children’s Program

12:00 pm Winemakers’ Lunch

6:00 pm

10:00 am Shorts Program

12:00 pm Winery Open Houses

7:30 pm

See Page 17 See Page 19

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 10:00 am Casting By See Page 25

10:00 am AKA: Doc Pomus See Page 21

In Pt. Arena ARENA THEATER 214 Main Street

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

See Page 42

2:30 pm

See Page 19

See Page 19

4:30 pm 6:30 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 12:00 pm Winery Open Houses See Page 42

12:00 pm

Red Obsession See Page 33

4:30 pm

3:00 pm

Symphony of the Soil

5:30 pm

Shorts Program

See Page 37

See Page 19

8:00 pm

Grazing the Sky See Page 29

FILM KEY: Special Programs

American Wine Story See Page 23

6:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 31

Winemakers’ Dinner See Page 42

20 Feet From Stardom See Page 21

The Great Beauty See Page 29

Reception AKA: Doc Pomus

Shorts Program

Opening Reception See Page 45

See Page 42

Shorts Program

See Page 45

Narrative

Closing Reception See Page 42

See Page 21

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In Mendocino F E S T I VA L T E N T

Festival Tent: 10701 Palette Drive Crown Hall: 45285 Ukiah Street Matheson Performing Arts Center: Ford & Cahto Streets

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THURSDAY, MAY 29 7:00 pm

Exclusive Member Screening See Page 17

FRIDAY, MAY 30 12:30 pm

AKA: Doc Pomus See Page 21

3:00 pm

Walking the Camino See Page 39

5:30 pm

Botso

8:00 pm

20 Feet From Stardom

See Page 23

5:00 pm

Exclusive Member Party See Page 15

5:30 pm

Lemon

8:00 pm

Shorts Program

See Page 21

See Page 33

See Page 19

SATURDAY, MAY 31 10:00 am

Gasland Part 2

10:00 am

Grazing the Sky

12:30 pm Toxic Hot Seat

See Page 27

1:00 pm

See Page 29

3:00 pm

12:30 pm

See Page 37

3:00 pm The Starfish Throwers

3:00 pm

Inequality for All

5:30 pm Big Joy

5:30 pm

Good ol’ Freda

8:00 pm

8:00 pm

See Page 31

8:00 pm

See Page 25

Alice Walker See Page 21

5:30 pm

Casting By

With Sing-Along, Page 29

Red Obsession See Page 33

Frank vs. God See Page 25

See Page 37 See Page 23

Lady in #6, Inocente, Nyosha See Page 33

The Great Beauty See Page 29

A Royal Affair See Page 35

SUNDAY, JUNE 1 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Shorts Program

10:00 am

Galapagos Affair

12:30 pm

See Page 19

Tricky Bidness

3:00 pm

Keeper of the Beat

5:30 pm

With Drumming! Page 31

Ghost Town to Havana

Symphony of the Soil

12:30 pm

States of Grace

See Page 37

Haute Cuisine See Page 31

See Page 39

5:30 pm

10:00 am

See Page 25

See Page 27

3:00 pm

Furever

3:00 pm

See Page 27 See Page 37

Watershed, and Among the Giants See Page 39

Sound City See Page 35

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