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2008 MVFF Souvenir Program graphic design by GIRAFFEX

CONTENTS 3

Director’s Note | Mayor’s Proclamation

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CFI Board of Directors

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CFI Milestone Campaign | Major Donors

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Sponsors

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Green Initiatives

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Festival Information Maps and Venues

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CFI Membership

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Saving the Sequoia

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Opening Night

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Closing Night

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Live Performances at 142 Throckmorton Theatre

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New Movies Lab

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Outdoor Art Club

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Children’s FilmFest

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Youth Focus

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CFI Education

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Tribute: Paul Schrader

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Spotlight: Sally Hawkins

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Tribute: Harriet Andersson

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Ingmar Bergman Exhibit

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Tribute: Eric Roth

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Tribute: Alfre Woodard

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Post-Festival Presentation: Tony Curtis

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Active Cinema

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Feature Categories | Premieres | Focus

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Films A to Z

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The Tao of Film

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Film Calendar

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Creative Credits

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Festival Staff

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Acknowledgments

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CFI Members

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Print Sources

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Films by Country

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Filmmaker Index

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Advertiser Index

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Title Index

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE WELCOME TO THE 31ST MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL The independent film community has gone through astonishing changes in the last decade. Early specialty film distributors like UA Classics, Orion Pictures Cinecom, Island Alive, Fine line and others are long gone, and, while definitions of independent film have always been subjective at best, any semblance of consensus was lost when production and prints and advertising budgets reached $50 million. The current perception, argued intelligently by at least one industry veteran, is that the sky is falling on specialty film. The major studios are pulling back on their smaller divisions, suggesting that those at the higher end of the indie spectrum have lost their way, at least economically. Perhaps Variety had it right when it stated, “The worst thing that ever happened to indie film is that the studios thought it was good business.” This doesn’t mean independent films are no longer good. On the contrary, they’re well-made intelligent films that get overlooked for any number of reasons— they’re released too close together to get their due; expectations (and budgets) exceed the reality of the indie market. Last year a group of films on the Iraq war and terrorism led audiences to choose between them rather than see them all. The industry is sensitive to other factors, too. The downward turn could reflect an adjustment to the actual indie market or a response to the larger economic trend, a shift in generational attitudes or technological changes.

Independent film has never been primarily about the money, though. And the good news is that film festival attendance is not only remaining stable, in many cases it’s growing. This may seem contradictory since festivals such as MVFF comprise films that in many cases will never be distributed in theaters. But the real problem seems to be that current evaluations of the state of independent cinema don’t take into account its most essential features: the quality and diversity of independent filmmaking, and the ideas and experiences these filmmakers give us. Judging by this year’s MVFF, the current state of the art hasn’t suffered at all. The quality of submissions was superb, exemplifying the best in independent filmmaking: beautifully made stories that resonate on both personal and universal levels; subjects covering crucial topics on race, religion, politics; themes of irreverence, resurrection and reconciliation—the stuff that distinguishes great films. This year we present 214 films from 44 different countries (27 of which are US, North American or world premieres). I urge you, gracious audience, to take a chance: See at least one film you normally wouldn’t. Whether it’s a short or a feature, fiction or documentary, dive in—it may startle you at first, but it will refresh you in ways you didn’t expect. It is an MVFF tradition to celebrate and honor great work in cinema. This year five extraordinary artists will receive the Mill Valley Film Festival Award. We will honor writer-director Paul Schrader and screen his new film Adam Resurrected, as well as an enhanced version of his seminal Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, which will be showing in the US for the first time. Our Spotlight Tribute this year honors Sally Hawkins, who’s gained such acclaim for her breakthrough performance in Mike Leigh’s most recent film, Happy-Go-Lucky. And we are delighted to welcome internationally renowned Swedish ac-

tress Harriet Andersson. As part of her Tribute we will screen Ingmar Bergman’s film Through a Glass Darkly, in which Ms. Andersson stars. A special Bergman multimedia exhibition opens at the Smith Rafael Film Center in conjunction with this Tribute and will continue post-Festival, accompanied by a retrospective of Bergman’s and Andersson’s films. We will also honor Eric Roth, Academy Award®–winning screenwriter of Forest Gump, Munich and the upcoming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Finally, our Closing Night Tribute is to the extraordinary actress Alfre Woodard, whose performance in American Violet, one of our two Closing Night films, reinforces her stature not only as one of the America’s great acting treasures, but as an actress committed to work of great social importance. In a special post-Festival Tribute on November 18 at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre, we are honored to present the MVFF Award to legendary actor Tony Curtis. The evening will include an onstage interview with Mr. Curtis conducted by Jan Wahl, and a screening of Some Like It Hot. Enjoy the Festival! Many thanks to the CFI board of directors, our dedicated staff and volunteers, and the thousands of contributors who help make this Festival possible: members, foundations, businesses and other individuals who have chosen to generously support these films and filmmakers of merit. And thanks to you, the viewer: While the business of the independent film industry sorts itself out, it is your desire for excellent film that ultimately proves that independent film is alive and well.

Mark Fishkin MVFF Founder-Director

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION PROCLAMATION DECLARING OCTOBER 2–12, 2008, “MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL DAYS” WHEREAS, the Mill Valley Film Festival has presented outstanding local and international fi lms in this community for 31 years; and WHEREAS, the Mill Valley Film Festival fulfi lls the important function of providing fi lmmakers an audience for their works; and WHEREAS, international fi lmmakers and the fi lm community in Marin County enhance our cultural life by participating in the Mill Valley Film Festival; and WHEREAS, fi lmmakers, volunteers, sponsors and fi lmgoers join together to make the Film Festival one of the Bay Area’s social and cultural highlights of the year; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Shawn Marshall, Mayor of the City of Mill Valley, take great pleasure in supporting the 31st Annual Festival by proclaiming October 2–12, 2008 as Mill Valley Film Festival Days in Mill Valley.

Shawn E. Marshall Mayor of Mill Valley

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CFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOUNDER/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EMERITUS BOARD

ADVISORY BOARD

Nancy Hudson

Ann Brebner

Stewart and Barbara Boxer

Amy Keroes

Mark Fishkin

Rita Cahill

Jeff Fisher

Andrew McGuire

Sid Ganis

Peter Flaxman

Jann Moorhead

FOUNDING BOARD

Gary Meyer

Robert Greber

Mary Poland

Rita Cahill

Gordon Radley

Linda Gruber

Lente and Eric Schwartz

Mark Fishkin

Henry Timnick

Peggy Haas

Michael and Susan Schwartz

Lois Kohl Shore

RICHARD J. IDELL PRESIDENT

CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH VICE PRESIDENT

KENNETH BROAD

LARRY EILENBERG

JENNIFER MACCREADY

CHARLES MCGLASHAN

STEVE SHANE SECRETARY

W. ROBERT GRISWOLD JR.

ZACH ZEISLER TREASURER

BRUCE KATZ

KC LAUCK

DR. JOEL SKLAR

EVELYN TOPPER

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CFI would like to thank the following individuals and foundations for their generous support of the Milestone campaign. LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

SILVER CIRCLE

BRONZE CIRCLE

Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith

Anonymous

Marie and Brian Collins

Jennifer Barker

Catherine and Peter Flaxman

Kamala Geroux-Berry and David Berry

Lisa Graeber

Gloria and Jack Clumeck

Ellen Kutten

Alice Corning/Springcreek Foundation

Mary and Bill Poland

PLATINUM CIRCLE

Leonard Eber

Gordon Radley

Richard Barker

Jeffrey Edman

Nancy and Rich Robbins

Dennis P. Fisco and Pamela Polite Fisco

Henry Timnick

Margaret E. Haas

Christine Zecca Foundation

Heliotrope Fund

INVESTOR CIRCLE Jennifer Coslett MacCready Gruber Family Foundation

Susan and Richard Idell GOLD CIRCLE

Andrée Poirier Jansheski

Jackie and Ken Broad

MAJOR FOUNDATION SUPPORT Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation Bernard Osher Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Marin Community Foundation Miranda Lux Foundation

William Hudson and Nora Gibson

Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation

Katz Family Foundation

Bobbie Meyer

Michael Klein

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Nicola Miner

K.C. and Steve Lauck

County of Marin

Kristin Otis and James Boyce

Monahan Parker, Inc.

National Endowment for the Arts

Heidi Richardson and Michael Dyett

Terese and Robert Payne

Ruthellen and Monte Toole

Lente Louw and Eric Schwartz

Saul Zaentz

Susan and Michael Schwartz

Marlies and Zach Zeisler

San Francisco Foundation

Ruth and Alan Scott Mel and Lois Tukman

CFI MILESTONE CAMPAIGN For more than three decades, the California

steps now, as we look forward to celebrating

presence in Marin County through long-term

Film Institute and the Mill Valley Film Festival

the Smith Rafael Film Center’s tenth

strategic initiatives.

have enriched the cultural lives of Marin County

anniversary in 2009, we ensure that future

and Bay Area residents. With the opening of

generations—and future audiences—will be able

the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in

to enjoy the rich and varied offerings of the

1999, the Institute found a first-class Festival

California Film Institute, the Smith Rafael Film

venue and a permanent, year-round home for its

Center, the Mill Valley Film Festival and CFI

many activities, including the ground-breaking

Education.

CFI Education programs. As we enter our fourth decade of operation,

Through the generous support of our

we continue to work to secure the legacy of

community, we will be able to:

this exceptional cultural organization by making

• Continue the high-quality innovative

• Expand CFI Education to offer more medialiteracy programs and bring more filmmakers into Bay Area schools. • Maintain the Smith Rafael Film Center’s pristine condition and keep pace with the latest industry technology and innovations. • Increase our creative and financial support of filmmakers, both through film exhibition and

it financially sustainable as well as

programming that has earned CFI its

through a new model for nonprofit film

environmentally responsible. In taking these

international reputation, and expand our

distribution.

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SPONSORS The California Film Institute Is Proud to Acknowledge Our 2008 Sponsors and Supporters MAJOR SPONSORS

MAJOR FOUNDATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS

the bernard osher foundation

SPECIAL SUPPORT

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SPONSORS SILVER CIRCLE SPONSORS

FESTIVAL CIRCLE SPONSORS

MAJOR MEDIA SPONSORS

CONSULATE SUPPORT

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SPONSORS FESTIVAL EVENTS SPONSORS

Exclusive Cheese of MVFF

Exclusive Coffee & Tea of MVFF

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES SPONSORS

HOTEL SPONSORS

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS SPONSORS

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Arrowood Vineyards & Winery

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Little Organic Farm

Petaluma Poultry

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Express Music

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Entertainment Whole Foods Market, Mill

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Skywalker Sound

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Mary Hammond

Special Events

Chileno Valley Ranch

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Sift: a Cupcakery

Champagne Bakery

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A CFI Green Initiative Led by At the California Film Institute, with the leadership of PG&E, we’re taking extra steps to reduce our carbon footprint.

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MAPS & VENUES

FESTIVAL INFORMATION RESERVED SEATING

In Mill Valley: Two-hour parking meters in downtown Mill Valley operate 9:00 am– 6:00 pm Monday–Friday, and cars parked over two hours are subject to ticketing. Although meters are free after 6:00 pm and on weekends, the two-hour limit is still enforced.

The Mill Valley Film Festival is made possible in part through the generous support of our sponsors and patrons. The reserved seating section at our screenings and events is provided for fi lmmakers and sponsors, to show our appreciation for their contributions and their generous support.

In San Rafael: There are parking garages throughout the downtown San Rafael area. Two-hour parking meters in San Rafael operate 9:00 am–6:00 pm, Monday–Saturday, and cars parked for more than two hours are subject to ticketing. Meters are free after 6:00 pm and on Sundays.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VOLUNTEER!

Visit mvff.com to register or contact us for more information at mvffvolunteers@ cafilm.org.

■ BUYING TICKETS

■ FESTIVAL VENUES CinéArts@Sequoia (SEQ) 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (RAF) 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael 142 Throckmorton Theatre (THR) 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley Century Cinema (CIN) 41 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera Outdoor Art Club (OAC) 1 W. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

ONLINE

Mill Valley Community Center 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Call Golden Gate Transit at 415.923.2000 for information about taking public transportation to and from the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Please note there is a nonrefundable processing fee of $ 3.00 per order when you purchase tickets online or in person, and a fee of $7.50 when you purchase by phone.

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There’s No Mistaking Great Film Become a Member and Find Out Why! With a CFI membership you can share a passion for great film that inspires and challenges us to see the world from a new perspective. Your support helps sustain a vibrant environment in which audiences of all ages engage with today’s most influential filmmakers.

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SAVING THE SEQUOIA THE BIG PICTURE

property—currently operated by leaseholder

cinematic venue in perpetuity, and it recalls

SECURING THE SEQUOIA (AND A HOME) IN MILL VALLEY

Cinemark Theatres as the foreign and

CFI’s successful campaign to purchase and

independent fi lm house CinéArts@Sequoia,

renovate San Rafael’s landmark art deco

by Robert Avila

which graciously makes room each October for

theater, now known as the Christopher B.

the 11-day Festival. They soon brought together

Smith Rafael Film Center.

Mill Valley’s signature movie house, the

prominent members of the local community to

Sequoia Theatre, has served its community for

assist with the $2.5 million purchase, forming

For the time being, the legacy of the Sequoia—

nearly 80 years now, bucking a decades-long

Friends of CFI/Sequoia LLC, an investment

for both Marin County and the celebrated

group that includes CFI itself.

international fi lm festival with a small-town feel—

trend that’s seen thousands of movie screens

is in excellent hands. “This is a very important

disappear across the country. In fact, the historic 650-seat twin-screen venue at 25 Throckmorton Avenue—originally designed by Reid Brothers of San Francisco as a smallerscale theater palace in the classic art deco mold—has remained a vital part of the cultural life of Marin County ever since Art Blumenfeld began exhibiting silent fi lms, newsreels and even vaudeville shows and other live entertainments there in February 1929. Naturally enough, the Sequoia has also been a corner-

The securing of the Sequoia occurred in a

step toward fulfi lling the dream of a permanent

remarkably swift 100 days, with the momentum

home in Mill Valley for the Mill Valley Film

of a local cause. “It’s clear that all the investors,

Festival,” says Fishkin. Present and future

donors and Tamalpais Bank (which fi nanced

generations of fi lm lovers are likely to agree.

the mortgage) had a philanthropic impetus in coming together so quickly,” affi rms CFI board Adds Fishkin, “We were fortunate to have such dedicated stakeholders who understand the importance of keeping the cultural life of

The California Film Institute and the Mill

downtown Mill Valley alive and fl ourishing.”

Valley Film Festival would like to acknowl-

stone of the Mill Valley Film Festival and its own vibrant 31-year history.

Robert Avila is a Bay Area–based arts writer.

president and Mill Valley resident Richard Idell.

edge with deep appreciation the Friends of But it was also just the fi rst step. Under the terms of the purchase, Friends of the CFI/

the Sequoia: Anonymous

So when MVFF’s Mark Fishkin got a call last

Sequoia LLC will own the property (which

March saying the heirs of the Blumenfeld

includes two adjacent retail businesses) for up

Theaters family were putting the Sequoia on

to fi ve years, during which time CFI will buy it

the market after 79 years, there was no

outright with funds raised through a formal

question what to do, and no time to waste. “We

Richard and Susan Idell

capital campaign. Cinemark, a leading national

knew we had to ensure it survived as a theater,”

Katz Family Foundation

exhibitor, will continue to lease and manage the

Jennifer Coslett MacCready

recalls Fishkin, executive director and founder

theater. Meanwhile, CFI hopes to expand its

Nancy and Rich Robbins

of the California Film Institute, the Marin-based

year-round presence at the Sequoia through its

Daniel L. Scher

nonprofi t whose programs include the Mill

education program and special screenings,

Scott/Ferguson Trust

Valley Film Festival. Fishkin and the CFI board

even during Cinemark’s lease term. This phase

Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith

rallied to encourage local investment in the

is crucial to ensuring the Sequoia remains a

Jaclyn J. and Kenneth F. Broad Josh and Stefanie Felser Jane and Douglas Ferguson

Images of the Sequoia Theatre dating from the 1920s through the 1950s, courtesy of the Lucretia Little History Room, Mill Valley Public Library.

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OPENING NIGHT Our 31st Festival gets off to a rollicking start with Larry Charles’ hilariously irreverent documentary, Religulous, and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s star-studded coming-of-age tale, The Secret Life of Bees. Afterward, join invited guests Dakota Fanning, Larry Charles, Gina Prince-Bythewood and others at the Mill Valley Community Center for scrumptious food, wine and live music by the swingin’ Stompy Jones sextet. With special thanks to Strawberry Village’s Pizza Antica for providing dinner, and to Marin French Cheese Company, Judy’s Breadsticks, Ristorante Mezzo Mezzo, “Take a Dip” Fondue Fountains, Sift: A Cupcakery and Raymond Vineyards.

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THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

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Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm

Film and Gala $125 REL02P • Film Only $25 REL02R

7:00 pm Film and Gala $125 SECA02P

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

7:00 pm Film Only $25 SECA02S

Politically Incorrect comedian Bill Maher is on a global quest to knock some good old-fashioned heretical sense into his targeted opponent: organized religion of all stripes. From his confrontations with a Christian theme-park Jesus and a Muslim mall-vendor of high-fashion women’s burqas (he just barely avoids total verbal engulfment by a motormouthed Orthodox Jew), Maher’s mission seems next to impossible, making it all the more fun to watch. Director Larry Charles (Borat) once again turns the mirror of culture back on itself, with hilarious and somewhat unnerving results. Preaching to the converted is not exactly the name of Maher’s game, but putting all preachers, along with all the converted, to the tests of reason, logic and a bit of basic evolutionary biology gives Religulous its delightful, devilish charm. —Karen Davis

7:15 pm Film and Gala $125 SECB02P

Director Larry Charles Producers Jonah Smith, Palmer West, Bill

Maher Cinematographer Anthony Hardwick Editors Jeffrey M. Werner, Jeff Groth, Christian Kinnard Print Source Lionsgate

OPENING NIGHT GALA (follows either Opening Night screening)

Thursday, October 2, 9:30 pm–12:00 am

OPENING NIGHT sponsored by

7:15 pm Film Only $25 SECB02S CinéArts@Sequoia South Carolina, 1964: Haunted by the memory of her late mother and beset by her father, 14-year-old Lily (beautifully performed by Dakota Fanning) flees with Rosaleen (a very moving Jennifer Hudson) to a small town where she hopes to uncover her mother’s past. Her search leads her to a bright pink house inhabited by the smart, independent Boatwright sisters: the charismatic August (Queen Latifah), a beekeeper and honeymaker; teacher and musician June (Alicia Keys); and the sensitive, kind May (Sophie Okonedo). The Boatwrights take in the two fugitives, and Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world as she learns the mysteries of beekeeping and friendship, life and love. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood perfectly evokes the tone and wisdom of Sue Monk Kidd’s bestselling novel, while her extraordinary cast brings great insight to this story of a girl who sets out to learn about her mother and ends up transforming herself. —Zoë Elton Director/Screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood Producers Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Joe Pichirallo Cinematographer Rogier Stoffers Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire Cast Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Bettany, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo Print Source Fox Searchlight

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CLOSING NIGHT Come help us say farewell to our 31st Festival. We welcome back Hornblower Cruises & Events, who take us aboard for a Closing Night party and cruise. We meet dockside at the California Hornblower in Sausalito for hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Then we’ll fall under the spell of the magical views from the ship’s three floors of windows as we cruise the bay. Closing Night is presented by the California Film Institute Board of Directors.

AMERICAN VIOLET AND TRIBUTE TO ALFRE WOODARD

LEMON TREE

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Sunday, October 12, 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 12, 5:45 pm

Tribute and Party $70 TRIB12P • Tribute Only $25 TRIB12R

Film and Party $70 LEM12P • Film Only $25 LEM12S

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

CinéArts @ Sequoia

Producer-writer Bill Haney (Price of Sugar, MVFF 2007) and director Tim Disney’s outstanding and timely collaboration reveals the unsettling realities of racism, disenfranchisement and power that permeate our imperfect democracy. Based on a true story and set against the backdrop of the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, the tale opens as single mother Dee Roberts (stunning newcomer Nicole Behaire) is wrongfully arrested on drug charges. She refuses to plead guilty and becomes the unlikely plaintiff in a groundbreaking case against a powerful white DA accused of racial bias. Her strong-willed mother, Alma (the ever-impressive Alfre Woodard), is her sole safety net as Dee risks everything to fight for the truth. Innocent until proven guilty is the mantra of our judicial system—except, perhaps, in Texas, where an unreliable informant can get you indicted, the convicted are hounded into plea bargains instead of fighting unjust charges, and African Americans are arrested at a grossly disproportionate rate. —Joanne Parsont

Palestinian widow Salma Zidane’s lemon grove is on the border with Israel. When Israel’s ambitious defense minister moves in next door, he sees a potential terrorist behind each lemon tree, setting off a battle in which Zidane (Hiam Abbass, The Visitor) faces ruin, loneliness and betrayal as she fights to save her family’s legacy and her livelihood. Acclaimed Israeli director Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, Cup Final) has long been fascinated by borders and taboos, and by the women who challenge them. As Zidane and the defense minister’s lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael) stare at each other across a razor’s edge of distrust, each questions the potential of love against the power of patriarchy and social expectations. Could solidarity between these women be a potential chink in the walls of tribal/national conflict? —Alan Snitow

Director Tim Disney Producer/Screenwriter Bill Haney Cinematographer Steve Yedlin Editor Nancy Richardson Cast Nicole Behaire, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard, Michael O’Keefe Print Source Mitropoulos Films Sponsored by

Director/Producer Eran Riklis Screenwriters Suha Araf, Eran Riklis Cinematographer Rainer Klausmann Editor Tova Ascher Cast Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Doron Tavory, Tarik Copty, Amos Lavie Print Source IFC Films Sponsored by

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY (follows either event) Sunday, October 12 (Boarding 8:00 pm; Sailing 9:00 pm) California Hornblower, Ferry Dock, 1 Anchor St., Sausalito

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LIVE PERFORMANCES AT 142 THROCKMORTON THEATRE A vibrant center for the arts and longtime friend of the Mill Valley Film Festival, 142 Throckmorton Theatre is the premier venue for unique Festival screenings of works produced on video, including exciting new documentaries and the groundbreaking V(ision)Fest. This year’s live entertainment includes sizzling music events as well as the popular Tuesday Night Comedy Showcase.

Photo courtesy of Jim Marshall ®

The Mill Valley Film Festival and the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation Present LAST DAYS OF THE FILLMORE: A LIVE MULTIMEDIA EVENT Friday, October 3, 8:00 pm • $50 MUSC03T Look back at the legacy of Bill Graham and the original Fillmore in a selection of clips from the 1972 documentary Last Days of the Fillmore, put together for this occasion by Rhino Entertainment, which will release the DVD in January 2009. The film features the Grateful Dead, Santana, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Boz Skaggs and more, and follows rock impresario Graham as he books the club’s closing week and reflects on the state of the music business. The evening includes a panel discussion moderated by Ben FongTorres with music professionals Jerry Pompili, Herbie Herbert, Steve Parish, Raechel Donahue and John Beug, followed by a full set of live music with house band Moonalice, featuring G.E. Smith, Jack Casady, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, Ann McNamee, Roger McNamee, Jimmy Sanchez and invited guests including Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Elvin Bishop, Dan Hicks, Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman and Jay Lane, Lydia Pense of Cold Blood, Josh Clark and Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green, and Dan Lebo of ALO. Produced by Steep Productions, Inc., Clare Wasserman and Stephanie Clarke.

Last Days of the Fillmore

The Mill Valley Film Festival Presents A SALUTE TO THE WRECKING CREW Monday, October 6, 9:00 pm • $50 MUSC06T In celebration of Denny Tedesco’s rock ’n’ roll documentary, The Wrecking Crew (see page 101 for film description), join original Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine, Don Randi, Chuck Berghofer and invited guests including former Beach Boy Al Jardine and others, for an evening of unforgettable hits from the 60s and 70s. The musicians may not be household names, but they’re the ones who played on songs like “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” “Be My Baby,” “California Dreamin’,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine,” “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”—and virtually every major hit by the Beach Boys, Sonny & Cher, the Monkees, the Carpenters and Simon & Garfunkel. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the originators of the classic West Coast sound live and in person. Musical Director: Scott Mathews. Associate Musical Director: Austin de Lone. Consulting Producer: Larry “The Hat” Lautzker of FAMOUS4. Produced by Steep Productions, Inc., Clare Wasserman and Stephanie Clarke.

Hal Blaine

In Association with the Mill Valley Film Festival, 142 Throckmorton Theatre Presents TUESDAY NIGHT COMEDY WITH MARK PITTA & FRIENDS Tuesday October 7, 8:00 pm • $15 COME07T Mark your calendars for Tuesdays, and join us for Tuesday Night Comedy with Mark Pitta & Friends. Mark Pitta hosts an evening for established headliners and up-and-coming comics to work on new material. You may see fi ve comics, an improv group, a comedy video or a scene from a new play in progress—come and fi nd out! Ages 18 and over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more information visit www.142throckmortontheatre.org.

Mark Pitta

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NEW MOVIES LAB

WORKSHOPS ON THE ART, TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS OF FILMMAKING

INDEPENDENT FILM: WHY THE PANIC?

INVITED GUESTS

or less) by 7:00 pm. Instant gratifi cation comes one

Saturday, October 4, 11:00 am

Charles Annenberg Weingarten | Filmmaker, trustee

hour later at a public screening of entries submitted by

142 Throckmortion Theatre

of the Annenberg Foundation

the deadline, when we witness the multifarious ways

SEM04T $15

Helen Cotton | Director, Campaing for Female Educa-

in which the same elements result in entirely different

This past June, when former president of Miramax and

tion (CAMFED), producer-director, Where the Water

movies. MVFF and Cinemasports are pleased to once

Warners Independent Pictures Mark Gill announced,

Meets the Sky

again co-present this fun opportunity for fi lmmakers

“Yes, the sky really is falling,” it shocked the inde-

Daven Gee | Director of Outreach, Katadhin Foun-

and fi lm enthusiasts alike. Come be a fi lmmaker for a

pendent fi lm world. Not so much because we didn’t

dation

day, or come to the screening to behold the results!

know but because it confi rmed our worst fears. In the

Almir Narayamoga Surui | Environmentalist, political

Visit cinemasports.com to sign up.

current economic environment, it is harder than ever

activist and tribal chief, Rondonia, western Brazil

to fi nance, produce and distribute independent fi lm.

Vasco van Roosmalen | Brazil program director, Ama-

CINEMATOGRAPHER AND DIRECTOR

An expert panel of industry professionals will discuss

zon Conservation Team, Arlington, Virginia

Sunday, October, 12, 12:30 pm

ways to ensure independent cinema’s continued pro-

Jenny Yancey | Founder and co-president, YouthGive

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

ductivity.

Weezie Yancey-Siegel | Youth coordinator, YouthGive

SEM12R $15

INVITED GUESTS

MODERATOR

sion, but it is the camera that tells the visual story.

Ehud Bleiberg | Producer, Love & Dance, The Band’s

Janet Visick | Senior Interviewer, Ashoka: Innovators

What do directors need to know from their cinematog-

Visit, Adam Ressurected (see page 78)

for the Public

raphers? How does their shared vision become real-

Jonathan Dana | Veteran distributor, producer and

Please go to our website, mvff.com, for updates on

ized? The panel will discuss the artistic relationship

consultant. Producer, Standing in the Shadows of

additional panelists.

between these two visionary roles, and the impact of

The director gives a fi lm its artistic and dramatic vi-

new digital technologies on their work.

Motown, Ballet Russes Ron Yerxa | Producer, Election, Cold Mountain, Little Miss Sunshine Danae Ringelmann | Founder and Chief of Finance & Customer Development, IndieGoGo

CINEMASPORTS Sunday, October 5, 9:00 am Intro Meeting Old Mill Park, Mill Valley FREE

Seitel, LLP

Tim Disney | Director, American Violet (see page 78), A Question of Faith, Tempesta

Sign-up required on a first come, first served basis.

Janusz Kaminski | Oscar® -winning cinematographer

Sign-ups begin at 11:00 am for that day’s sessions.

of Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, nominee

MODERATOR Richard Idell | Entertainment attorney, Idell and

INVITED GUESTS

Sunday, October 5, screening 8:15 pm

for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (MVFF 2007) and

142 Throckmorton Theatre

director of Hania (see page 86)

CINE05T $10

Ellen Kuras | Unprecedented three-time winner of the Best Dramatic Cinematography award at Sundance

ACTIVE CINEMA ROUNDTABLE

An energetic fusion of imagination, collaboration and

for Swoon, Angela and Personal Velocity, cinemato-

Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm

tournament, Cinemasports is a race against the clock

grapher for Martin Scorese’s No Direction Home and

142 Throckmorton Theatre

to make a fi lm in a day. Anyone can participate, just

director of The Betrayal (see page 79)

SEM05T $15

arrive with your crew at 9:00 am equipped and ready

Eran Riklis | Director, Lemon Tree (see page 90), The

Films about social, environmental and human rights is-

to shoot and edit your own cinematic masterpiece by

Syrian Bride (MVFF 2004), Cup Final

sues have the potential to inspire, inform and transform.

the same-day deadline. Everyone gets the same list of

This panel of fi lmmakers, funders and activists will look

three mandatory “ingredients” (a hint: this year, the

at innovative ways of creating and funding fi lms, con-

“ingredients” will connect with Active Cinema) and

Stephen Ujlaki | Producer, Ripley Underground, Loch

necting with audiences and spreading the word.

must return with a completed short fi lm (3.5 minutes

Ness, Hot Spot, Cachao: Uno Mas

MODERATOR

INSIGHT: A MASTER CLASS WITH JOE WRIGHT Saturday, October 4, 2:00 pm Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center JOEW04R $15

MVFF’s new Insight program invites master fi lmmakers to present the art and craft of their work in depth and in detail. Director Joe Wright returns to the Festival to help us launch this program, presenting a fi rst look at selected excerpts from his newest fi lm, The Soloist, and giving a director’s-eye view of the making of the fi lm, which stars Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. Wright’s exceptional directorial talent can be seen in Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, and this Insight program gives audiences a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of his creative process.

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OUTDOOR ART CLUB From October 3 to 12, join us at the Outdoor Art Club (OAC) at 1 West Blithedale Avenue in downtown Mill Valley, just across the street from CinéArts@Sequoia theater. Socialize and relax at the OAC before and after films. It’s the hub of Festival activity, with a café, live music, Festival merchandise and a California Film Institute (CFI) table, where you can get information about and join CFI. Run by Maria Maria Restaurant, the café will serve a menu of innovative as well as traditional Mexican cuisine. Wine, beer and margaritas will also be available. Live music by talented Bay Area musicians will be featured throughout the Festival. Check the board outside the OAC for the daily schedule. Happy hour is from 6:00 to 7:00 pm each day, with free wine. CAFÉ SCHEDULE October 3: 4–8 pm

October 6–9: 4–7 pm

October 4: 12:30–8 pm

October 10: 4–8 pm

October 5: 12–8 pm

October 11: 12–2 pm

Please note: the Café will be closed October 12.

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CHILDREN’S FILMFEST MVFF PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 14 ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FILMFEST TH

In this year’s FilmFest many things are the opposite of what they seem to be. You would think a film called Kick Like a Girl would make fun of girls, but instead it’s about girls playing soccer as well as boys. A film called Terra isn’t about the earth, but it is about earthlings; Butterflies is more about a little girl flying than about insects; and Nocturna is a land of nighttime mystery, not nightmares. In Skymaster, a child is—maybe—born with wings; and our program of short films, You Can’t Do That!, is really about all the things you can do when you put your mind to it. Many of this year’s films feature a fascination with flying and the sky, and there will be weightless moments at our screenings too, when the air will be filled with balloons, wonder and joy.

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST PROGRAMS

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST EVENTS

Lotte From Gadgetville Quest for a Heart Butterflies The Snow Queen Unna and Nuuk The Amazing Osamu Tezuka

• OPENING FILM AND FESTIVITIES

Nocturna You Can’t Do That! Terra Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale

This year’s films come from Norway, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Canada, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France— and here as well. A very special treat is a program of non-anime cartoons by Japanese master cartoonist Osamu Tezuka. These wonderful films have no dialogue but instead are accompanied by incredible music. We’ll also show a rare episode of Astro Boy, Tezuka’s most famous creation. ABOUT SUBTITLES To enhance our very young viewer’s appreciation of foreign-language movies, we provide the unique service of having actors read subtitles aloud. When we can, we play the readings through individual headphones, to allow those who do not require the service to have an equally pleasurable film experience. We have a limited number of headsets, so we offer them on a first-come, first-served basis. indicates subtitles with headphone

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The symbols above indicate how subtitles are provided for each program screening. To avoid confusion and disappointment, please check the film listings for individual program subtitle information. AGE RECOMMENDATIONS Please bear in mind that the age range following each children’s film program description is a suggestion only. It may only refer to a program’s length or subject matter, while it cannot adequately address everyone’s sense of appropriate or inappropriate content. Each child is different, and each parent has different standards.

NOCTURNA Saturday, October 4, 11:00 am CinéArts@Sequoia • CHILDREN’S FILMFEST OPENING PARTY Saturday, October 4, 12:30 pm Outdoor Art Club Film and Party $15 NOCT04P Film Only $10 NOCT04S Party Only $5 PARTY04 After the screening of Nocturna, join us across the street at the Outdoor Art Club for a fun-filled party for the kids. There’ll be music by Lori & RJ and Cotton Candy Express, face painting by Marti Cate of Unexpected Company and Oliver Twist, photos with Capt. Byrde & His Wonderful Macaws and Squeegee’s balloon twisting! Lunch will be provided by Whole Foods, with ice cream sundaes from “Take a Dip” Fondue Fountains. Adults must be accompanied by children. • CLOSING FILM TERRA Saturday, October 11, 10:30 am CinéArts@Sequoia TERR11S Sunday, October 12, 11:30 am TERR12R Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center • PARADE KAZOO PARADE AND ICE CREAM Sunday, October 12, 1:30 pm Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Join the kazoo parade to Double Rainbow on Fourth Street for free ice cream. Everyone gets a kazoo or a shaker.

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YOUTH FOCUS YOUNG CRITICS JURY

YOUTH REEL

Now in its seventh year, this popular three-day crash course held each July in-

Six members are chosen from the larger group of young critics to peer jury and

cludes everything we can cram in about film through lectures, roundtable talks

curate the MVFF youth reel. This year’s jurors Trevor Fisher, Sofia Britto-

and hands-on work. This summer’s industry guests included screenwriter-direc-

Schwartz, Shauna Keddy and Alex Allen-Hyma judged 80 films and curated a

tor-animator Kevin Lima, whose Enchanted is an affectionate send-up of Disney

fantastic youth reel, titled Lessons in Lice, Language and Lipstick (see film de-

films. Addressing the subject of silent film, Bruce Loeb provided piano accom-

scription, page 90). The reel comprises 19 films from the US, Mexico and Bul-

paniment for the 1929 comedy Show People, and Sprague Anderson presented

garia, by student filmmakers ranging in age from 10 to 18. Local films included

an informative show-and-tell of three rare, fully functional silent film cameras.

in the reel are produced through great programs like San Francisco Art and Film

Stuntwoman Jean Malahni, who is also an advocate for establishing an Academy

and the AIM program at Tamalpais High School.

Award for stunt work, wowed students with her stories. Oscar nominee Marilyn

The Saturday October 11, 11:00 am screening of Lessons in Lice, Language

Mulford showed scenes from her new documentary Archaeology of Memory (see

and Lipstick will feature a Q-and-A with the young fi lmmakers, and they will be

film description, page 79), co-directed with Quique Cruz, about Cruz’s torture

presented with copies of Final Draft, the premier software in the industry.

and imprisonment under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile.

CFI Education will be taking applications for the 2009 Young Critics Jury next

Local celebrities Noah and Logan Miller came to talk about making their first

April. For information, email CFI Education director John Morrison at educa-

feature film with powerhouse actors Ed Harris, Robert Forster and Brad Dourif.

tion@cafilm.org or go to our website, cafilm.org, and download the application.

Film critic and feature writer David Templeton discussed how a film critic does his job, and veteran editor Vivien Hillgrove, who has worked with Francis Ford Coppola and Milos Foreman as well as many independent documentary filmmakers, talked about her role in filmmaking and showed film clips. Rory Enke described his work as a location scout, illustrating with clips from films he’s worked on. Filmmaker and media archaeologist Craig Baldwin presented ex-

In addition to the Children’s FilmFest and the Youth Reel, many of this year’s Festival fi lms feature young people: 32A Everything Is Fine Heart of Fire The Home in My Heart

Let the Right One In Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s Morning Light

The Secret Life of Bees Tricks The Wave Zimbabwe

perimental works by some of the genre’s most accomplished filmmakers, including himself. And 36-year veteran actor Jeffrey Weissman led a mini-course on

Please rely on your judgment regarding whether a film is appropriate. Our recom-

how to become an actor.

mendations are not a substitute for a well-informed adult’s decision.

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CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE EDUCATION BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FILMMAKERS AND AUDIENCES Film engages and inspires like no other medium. For two decades the Mill Valley Film Festival and CFI Education have pioneered creative fi lm programming for Bay Area young people, providing year-round screenings, interactive sessions with fi lm professionals and hands-on activities to introduce students to the power of fi lm as a vibrant tool of communication. In addition to our Festival activities, CFI Education presents programs at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, the Pacifi c Film Archive in Berkeley and other Bay Area theaters. We also come directly to schools with our interdisciplinary, intercultural fi lm-study programs. Designed to supplement literature, history, science and social studies curricula, they are accompanied by study guides created to conform to state educational standards. The following are some of our current programs:

IN-SCHOOL FILMMAKER PROGRAM DURING THE MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Each year, three interns work with the Education director to bring fi lmmakers and their fi lms from the Mill Valley Film Festival to Bay Area secondary schools. In mid-August we sign up schools and teachers, and in September we match fi lmmakers to those schools for an exciting classroom exchange between fi lmmakers and students. At the college level, San Francisco State University fi lm professor Steven Kovacs teaches an annual weekend course at the university that highlights the fi lms and guests in that year’s Mill Valley Film Festival. The program is curated by Dr. Kovacs and CFI Education director John Morrison.

SELECTED SCREENINGS FOR SCHOOLS Throughout the year we provide schools with free monthly screenings of important fi lms. In addition,

every year we select six to eight fi lms from the more than two hundred fi lms at the Festival and screen them for schools for free during Festival time. Most of the screenings occur during the school day at the Smith Rafael Film Center; others are held at theaters in the East Bay and San Francisco. After each screening, question-and-answer sessions with fi lmmakers challenge students to think critically about the fi lms and consider what goes on both behind and in front of the camera.

YOUNG CRITICS JURY Held every July, Young Critics Jury is a three-day intensive workshop for youths aged 13–18 to learn media literacy skills directly from fi lmmakers and fi lm historians. Directors, screenwriters, location scouts, actors, animators, critics, documentary fi lmmakers, cinematographers and others make this event an exceptional educational experience. Six students are chosen from this workshop to spend the following week as jury and curators of the Mill Valley Film Festival Youth Reel.

A PLACE IN THE WORLD Now in its fourth year, this yearlong program has become an integral part of several Bay Area schools’ humanities studies. The international six-film curriculum focuses on youth experience and point of view, addressing watershed moments and important subjects such as family, religion, sexuality, death, racism and friendship. Participants meet monthly at the Smith Rafael Film Center, where they watch the films together after reviewing CFI Education study guides with their teachers. Afterward they listen to filmmakers or subject experts speak about the film, and then break up into small interschool groups to discuss personal reactions and the ways the film is relevant to their lives.

MY PLACE This two-year-old program combines hands-on fi lmmaking with storytelling. With help from local fi lmmakers and Berkeley’s internationally known Center for Digital Storytelling, students use fi lmmaking to look at where they live through different eyes. CFI works with social service agencies to recruit underserved youth for the program. My Place is currently active in Marin’s Canal area and Marin City, and San Francisco’s Mission and Bayview–Hunter’s Point neighborhoods. Films from the program have been accepted into the Mill Valley Film Festival Youth Reel, and one of last year’s fi lms was accepted into the teen contingent of the 30 th Mountainfi lm Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY IN THE CLASSROOM Assisted by San Francisco State University Education professor Mark Phillips, this CFI Education– initiated group of Bay Area teachers design and hold interdisciplinary teacher workshops on media literacy and the use of media in the classroom. One annual workshop reviews upcoming Mill Valley Film Festival fi lms available for integration into classroom study via CFI Education’s Selected Screenings program. A subcommittee of this group is developing a media literacy program for elementary school students that will include jurying short fi lms in the Festival’s Children’s FilmFest. Call, email or visit online: phone: 415.383.5256 x113 email: education@cafilm.org online: cafilm.org

CFI Education programs are made possible by grants from

Miranda Lux Foundation Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation

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AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL SCHRADER by Michael Fox One of the few American directors and screenwriters to combine philisophy and action, Paul Schrader has forged a 30-year career of probing moral tales that bring the wrenching internal dilemmas of agonized characters palpably to life. His latest film, Adam Ressurected, will screen at MVFF, as well as a new release of his 1985 masterwork Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. I recently had the pleasure of talking to Paul Schrader by phone about his extraordinary career. How did your Calvinist upbringing influence your approach to making movies? Filmmakers never forget their first love. I came to the movies in college. The first movies I saw were the European cinema of the 60s and that was my first love, [and where I got] my notion of what is art. Not seeing films as a young person gave me a much different perspective. I came from a community of storytellers, without movies and television. I had a background with an oral tradition where people sat around and entertained each other with stories. The third influence of being raised in that Calvinist tradition was that we were anti-iconographic, meaning that we didn’t believe in any imagery. Our church is like a courthouse. So I was really kind of starved of visual logic. We didn’t believe that images were ideas. How to tell stories in images was not a tradition that I was familiar with, so it took me a little while to figure out how to direct. Was there a moment of epiphany when you realized you were a screenwriter? I was a [protégé] of Pauline Kael’s, and I thought about being a screenwriter. You obviously do when you’re living in Los Angeles, but it kind of crystallized when Pauline got me a job, a real job as a working critic. It was everything I wanted, and it would have been in Seattle, and I turned her down. It sort of ended my relationship with her, but also it became clear to me that I wasn’t really a film critic, because I just turned down exactly what I wanted. So I had to get serious about writing. So much has been said and written about Taxi Driver that it sometimes overshadows all the other work you’ve

done. Can you summarize its place in your life in a few words? It was my first script and it was written as self-therapy. It wasn’t really written to sell; it was written to exorcise certain things I was feeling and thinking.

I came across an old quote of yours, about reaching a point in your writing where you decided to tone down the violence. What is the appeal or attraction of violence to a writer and/or a director, and what are its limitations? Obviously, the arts are about extremes, so therefore you’re always interested in the extremes of behavior. And if you’re talking about extreme behavior, you’re going to get into violence fairly quickly. You don’t have that many tools in your toolbelt, you know, as a storyteller. You have violence and you have romance and you have relatively few others.… I was starting to get pegged at one time as a violence-sexploitation kind of director, and I just didn’t feel that I was that. So I kind of backed away from any more of those scripts where a whole bunch of people got killed.

TRIBUTE: PAUL SCHRADER

THINKING IN PICTURES

You moved into the director’s chair in 1978 with Blue Collar, followed by Hardcore and American Gigolo in quick succession. What compelled you to make the transition from screenwriter? I didn’t try being a director because I felt that I was ill served by directors who had done scripts of mine. I just felt that I was sort of half of an author. I really wasn’t a writer; my words weren’t on-screen, and if I wanted to be a writer I should write books. So I had to decide whether I wanted to be a true writer or a filmmaker. That’s why I started thinking about how to plot and connive a filmmaking career. So I wrote Blue Collar and packaged it, and more or less, that is how I have operated for 30 years plus. I have basically put these films together myself, either coming up with the idea or finding the elements to make it work. American Gigolo, for better or worse, was the film seized on by pop culture, maybe accidentally. Probably accidentally. I mean, it’s kind of hard to contrive those things. Actually, American Gigolo was, in my mind, not dissimilar from Taxi Driver, which is essentially about one of these fringe characters on the edges of society, except that the taxi driver was very angry and very laconic, and the gigolo

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was very superficial and very glamorous. They’re not two films that people would put together but to me it was the same central character, [and] the same character that appears later in Light Sleeper and then appears for the last time in The Walker. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters remains the most underappreciated and overlooked of your films. The Festival screening is a great opportunity for filmgoers to rediscover the work. The Criterion version to be shown for the first time in the US in Mill Valley has gone a long way to put that film back in people’s minds. The DVD, which was issued in July, got quite a bit of attention, and Criterion did a terrific packaging and enhancement of the film…. We changed narration, we did some sky replacements, we added a short scene back in. We, of course, worked on the color and the music, so that the film certainly looks better than it did when it came out. It’s a new, improved version of the film. It’s unfair to ask this of an artist, but do you think the film was ahead of its time? I don’t think there is a time for such a film. It’s a complete anomaly, and there’s no other film quite like it. In America, it was a Japanese-language film, and Warner agreed to distribute it, and co-financed it as a favor to George [Lucas] and Francis [Ford Coppola], but they weren’t going to do any promotion on it. And Warner isn’t really in the business of releasing Japanese-language films. There never really was a market for it in this country and, of course, where there was a market for it, it was never released, which was Japan. Of all your films, is it the one you’re the most proud of? You have different favorites. I particularly like Mishima just because it’s the damnedest thing. I think it has a kind of a bold reach of the imagination, and it actually works. On the other hand, I think my best direction was in The Comfort of Strangers. I think my most fully realized film is Affliction. We’re speaking on the eve of the premiere of Adam Resurrected. What can you tell us? The thing to remember about Adam Resurrected is that it is an act of the imagination. It’s not based on history; it’s based on a novel. To my mind, a very great novel, but a bold and imaginative novel. What may throw some people is having a

subject such as the Holocaust dealt with in that kind of imaginative way, and used as a metaphor. The film takes place in a mental institution in 1960 in the Negev Desert. I describe the film as the story of a man who once was a dog who meets a dog who once was a boy. It’s the relationship between this older man that survived the camps by acting as a dog and a young boy who believes he’s a dog because he’s been abused. We’ve been going through how to describe the film, because there’s nothing quite to compare it to. It’s not magic realism, so I don’t know quite how to describe it. I remember Andrzej Wajda took a lot of heat for the fantastical ending of Korczak, his film about the Polish pediatrician deported to Auschwitz with dozens of orphans under his care. We’ve taken real pains—it’s a losing battle, of course—not to call this a Holocaust film because it takes place in the 60s, and there’s approximately 10 to 15 minutes of flashback material to the camps and that’s about it. The moment you call it a Holocaust film, all these perception problems start to arise. I realized that two years ago when we announced it at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and I told the press that this is not a Holocaust film. The headline in The Jerusalem Post the next day was, “Schrader to Do Holocaust Film.” So you are kind of stuck. Your films contain an intellectual component that American audiences, shall we say, don’t relish as much as French and Japanese moviegoers. Do you feel as if you’ve been walking an uphill road your entire career? I feel I’ve been very lucky to have a career at all. I started making films at a very fortuitous time, in a window there in the late 60s, early 70s. A number of us sort of walked in [through that] window, and then 10 years later they closed it. I got in, and somehow I was able to keep making films. I don’t think I could get into the industry now. And I don’t think I could have gotten in 10 years before I did. So I’ve been very, very fortunate, and it’s kind of amazing that I’ve cobbled this career together. Michael Fox is a Bay Area film critic and journalist for SF360.org and SF Weekly, and the curator and host of the Friday night CinemaLit series at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco.

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DIRECTOR/WRITER The Walker (2007) Forever Mine (1999) Affliction (1998) Touch (1997) Light Sleeper (1992) Light of Day (1987) Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) American Gigolo (1980) Hardcore (1979) Blue Collar (1978)

DIRECTOR Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) Auto Focus (2002) The Comfort of Strangers (1990) Cat People (1982)

WRITER Bringing Out the Dead (1999) The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) The Mosquito Coast (1986) Raging Bull (1980) Obsession (1976) Taxi Driver (1976) The Yakuza (1974)

Adam Resurrected Germany/Israel/US 2008 106 MINS Former Berlin magician and circus impresario Adam Stein (a winningly theatrical Jeff Goldblum) is an enthralling, enigmatic patient at the Seizling Institute, a remote Israeli rehabilitation outpost for Holocaust survivors. Entertainer, clairvoyant, sophisticate and lothario, Stein veers from brilliance to eroticism, horror and madness, with flashbacks to the physical and psychological demoralization he endured under Commandant Klein (Willem Dafoe) in the Stellring death camp. Stein appears to have everyone stymied and overawed, but an unusual new patient seems to have the magnetic power to break him free of the grip of his relentless torment. Award-winning screenwriter (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction) and director Paul Schrader brilliantly re-creates Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk’s powerful 1969 novel about the excruciating choices Holocaust victims made in order to stay alive and the indelible impact of these choices on the psyche. —Joanne Parsont Director Paul Schrader Producer Ehud Bleiberg Screenwriter Noah Stollman Cinematographer Sebastian Edschmid Editor Sandy Saffeels Cast Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Ayelet Zurer Print Source Bleiberg Entertainment With support from

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SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

Saturday, October 4, 7:00 pm Tribute and Reception $60 TRIB04P Tribute Only $25 TRIB04R

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Reception to follow at Outdoor Art Club Additional screening for Adam Resurrected Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm ADAM07S, Sequoia

Please join us for the Tribute program of clips and conversation with Paul Schrader, followed by a screening of Adam Resurrected and the presentation of the MVFF award. Afterward, come to the Outdoor Art Club for a late dinner provided by Mill Valley’s beloved Piazza D’Angelo, with dessert from “Take a Dip” Fondue Fountains.

Paul Schrader will be presented with the MVFF award, designed by celebrated artist Alice Corning.

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A CONVERSATION WITH SALLY HAWKINS by Zoë Elton “Did you like her?” Sally Hawkins asks, about Poppy, the perpetually upbeat teacher she plays in Mike Leigh’s HappyGo-Lucky. It’s as though we’re talking about a mutual acquaintance. And, essentially, we are. It’s a measure of Hawkins’ approach to acting that she seems to become one with the characters she portrays. She has a real affection for them, and her approach to playing them seems to tap as much into openheartedness as it does artistic craft and insight. In an interview from London, Hawkins spoke about her work in general and Poppy in particular, and discussed what it took to step into Poppy’s shoes (a particularly apt turn of phrase, given the recurring humor in the fi lm regarding Poppy’s insistence on wearing unsuitable highheeled boots to her driving lessons). Born in Lewisham in South East London, Sally Hawkins grew up in a creative household surrounded by the infl uence of her parents, who are children’s book writers and illustrators. “The way that they used words, and the way that they played with words…. I was fascinated by words and surrounded by books and images and artwork and color. I’m so grateful for that, it was so incredibly stimulating as a child.” She also had the benefi t of living near the vibrant cultural life of London’s West End, and her parents “made sure we were taken to the theater and exposed to different types of cultures.” An early experience of seeing Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Theatre when she was about nine still resonates. “There was something about it. I still remember the actors, the choreography, some of the jokes—the visual jokes—some of the fairies.” Of the acting, she recalls, “You felt so special…and felt they were talking just to you.” Experiences like these perhaps gave her insigh later into how she would want to work. Hawkins also loved pantomime (the campy, kitschy British holiday tradition) and remembers “seeing Lionel Blair [actor, dancer, celebrity] at an early age, about three, and being equally enamored and charmed by that.” Between the Bard and pantos, she was hooked. “Something clicked in me when I saw people who could really perform and make

people laugh…and entertain people or tell a story. It’s so powerful.” The fi nal nudge came when she performed in school plays. “Something was fi red up in me,” Hawkins says, by “that buzz from a live audience.” She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), England’s most prestigious drama school. While purists at such schools still tend to see theater as the gold standard for acting, Hawkins’ career has been striking in that it encompasses stage and screens both large and small. Contemplating these different strands of her work, Hawkins says of live theater, “It’s always surprising how, on such a big stage you can do very little, and if the focus is right and the thoughts are there, and the intention, someone in the back of the stalls [orchestra] or in the gods [top balcony] can still pick up on the tiniest of detail.” By contrast, she says, though fi lm acting is usually seen as requiring a very minimalist approach, sometimes the opposite is true. “What fascinates me about fi lm, and especially working with Mike [Leigh], is when he’ll push you to do more and to make it bigger, to see how much you can get away with.” Reality often bears this out, she adds. “And then you watch people in life, and you realize actually how big people are in life. People are always saying: If you saw that on fi lm, you’d never believe it.”

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STEPPING INTO OTHER PEOPLE’S SHOES

Each medium has its techniques and tones, says Hawkins, who fi nds a continual learning process in her work. She acts across genres as well; while she seems to have a strong connection with comedy, her credits are diverse, including adaptations of novels by Jane Austen and Sarah Waters, and the original work of directors Leigh and Woody Allen. Hawkins observes something in common among her different roles: “There is a defi nite through line in things and defi nite steps and similarities in characters.” Asked how she goes about creating a character, Hawkins says she sees it as an opportunity. “I feel it’s a gift, especially if there’s something I don’t quite understand about the character that I really hope by the end I do…. There’s probably a lesson to be learnt from her that can help part of me. In someone like Anne Elliot (Persuasion, 2007), I learnt such a lot from her—but I do with each character if I let myself—in the way that she’s so poised and held, but there’s a true grace about her, a pure intelligence, a real elegance. [Personally] I

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find it quite hard to restrain: to keep feelings under tap like that. But one character does lead into to another.” Of Poppy, the role that has brought so much attention to Hawkins’ work, and for which she was awarded the Silver Bear for best actress at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, Hawkins says, “Poppy has a grace as well. You really have to understand Poppy to see the real grace and wisdom. I think she’s incredible. I loved her ability to not be afraid, in the way that Anne was afraid. When I was doing Anne Elliot I called her the ultimate woman. And then speaking about Poppy, I think she’s the ultimate woman as well. I think there are things to learn from everyone. People are amazing. You want to step into their shoes and inhabit them as much as you can.” In an interview for The Independent a few years ago, Hawkins said, in response to a question about the preponderance of dark characters she’d been playing: “Bubbly and happy doesn’t tend to make for an interesting part.” Ironically, it is this bubbly, happy character that has audiences intrigued. Asked whether she had looked for another, perhaps darker side of Poppy, Hawkins responds that she’s been surprised by people’s reactions to Poppy because in creating her, she “never stopped to think how she would come across.” It’s another measure of how immersed she becomes in her work. “With every character, I try not to be objective about them until I’m on the other side. Until I’ve stepped out of their shoes again, and I’m talking like this in an interview. When I’m inhabiting them, I can’t do that—I’d fall apart.” Looking back at Poppy now, Hawkins notes, “She feels things incredibly deeply. It’s just her way of coping is to bounce along. But she does go to some dark places. It’s just she has an extraordinary way of coping, she doesn’t indulge them, she doesn’t indulge herself, she doesn’t wallow. I think it’s an extraordinary strength. I learned a lot from that. There’s a lot to be said for smiling through it and keeping going.” There are moments in the fi lm in which we see a completely different aspect of Poppy. At one point, she watches a bully in the schoolyard in silence, and that silence is striking. For much of the fi lm, we have seen her chattering away; in a silent moment, we see her insight. Hawkins notes, “It felt, for me anyway, that the moment was quite powerful. She is in the moment: She’s a lesson, especially for me, of seizing the moment, of living in the moment.”

In a climactic scene near the end of the fi lm, she confronts Scott (Eddie Marsan), her driving instructor, a damaged, tightly wound soul whose repressed crush on Poppy has permeated their interactions. The reality of the emotional choices her character faced then is evident in Hawkins’ description: “The last scene was incredibly hard on Poppy. It was diffi cult not to break down. It took all her strength not to cry in front of him. It was really hard to let him go; but that was the only thing she could do.” Happy-Go-Lucky marks Hawkins’ third collaboration with Mike Leigh; earlier fi lms are All or Nothing (2002) and Vera Drake (2004). This is just one of several recurring professional relationships. She appeared with actress Imelda Staunton in both Vera Drake and Fingersmith (2005). And Fingersmith is one of two Sarah Waters’ adaptations Hawkins has appeared in (the other was 2002’s Tipping the Velvet). Such overlap suggests Hawkins is great to work with, and she says of these experiences, “It’s lovely to work with people again, if you build up a rapport with them. It’s always a pleasure, when you get on with them. You create a shorthand—you know how they work, how they think, their quirks, the things you don’t have to get over; you’re beyond the getting-to-know-them stage.” With Mike Leigh, of course, the connections within his company contribute to the trust and profoundness of his work. “That’s why Mike keeps a rep company of people he works with. If you get on with people and you fi nd a strong bunch of people, it makes you stronger. Especially when you’re working a Mike Leigh fi lm; the sessions are so long you’re with people 24 hours a day.” The dedication, talent and heart that Hawkins brings to her work is astounding, particularly in projects she’s done with Leigh. Laurence Olivier once described the work that is given to an actor as teaching “the human heart the knowledge of itself.” Sally Hawkins does this, and it doesn’t come much better than that. Zoë Elton is director of programming for MVFF and an artist, writer and theater director.

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Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart (2006) Fingersmith (2005) Layer Cake (2004)

Vera Drake (2004) Tipping the Velvet (TV) (2002) All or Nothing (2002)

Happy-Go-Lucky UK 2008 118 MINS Director Mike Leigh recalibrates his incisive exploration of working-class grit and grapple in this brightly colored character study of perhaps the happiest person in London. Meet Poppy (Sally Hawkins): a free-spirited, single, 30-year-old primary school teacher. Like a human rainbow, she is perpetually cheerful and good humored. A painful round of physical therapy can make her laugh; the theft of her beloved bicycle is met with a simple, “I didn’t get to say goodbye.” But not everyone responds to Poppy’s good cheer with equal appreciation, including her uptight driving instructor, Scott. Hawkins’ exceptional performance (winner of the Silver Bear award for Best Actress at the Berlinale) embodies all that is at once endearing and irritating in Poppy’s persona as she encounters a series of people and events that challenge even her unfathomable optimism, raising the question, Just how hard is it to be happy? —Joanne Parsont

SPOTLIGHT ON SALLY HAWKINS Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm Spotlight and Reception $75 SPOT07P Spotlight Only $25 SPOT07R

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Reception to follow at Frantoio Ristorante Additional screening for Happy-Go-Lucky

Director/Screenwriter Mike Leigh Producer Simon Channing

Thursday, October 9, 9:30 pm

Williams Cinematographer Dick Pope Editor Jim Clark Cast Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough Print Source Miramax Films

HAPP09S, Sequoia

Sponsored by

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SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY Cassandra’s Dream (2007) Persuasion (TV) (2007) The Painted Veil (2006)

Join us for a Spotlight Tribute program, including a screening of the film, an interview with Sally Hawkins conducted by MVFF director of programming Zoë Elton, and a presentation of the MVFF award. Afterward, the evening will continue with a lovely dinner at Frantoio Ristorante & Olive Oil Co., one of our favorite places for a party. Wine will be provided by St. Clement.

Sally Hawkins will be presented with the MVFF award, designed by celebrated artist Alice Corning.

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TRIBUTE: HARRIET ANDERSSON

WHEN HARRIET MET INGMAR

Their filmmaking collaboration continued with Sawdust and

A CINEMATIC LOVE AFFAIR

Tinsel (released in the US as The Naked Night), A Lesson in

by Richard Peterson

Love, Dreams and Smiles of a Summer Night, the celebrated comedy of passion and jealousy that he wrote while their

What would turn out to be Harriet Andersson’s final meeting

romance was winding down. Throughout these early films

with Ingmar Bergman took place at the third annual Bergman

with Andersson, there is increasing eloquence in Bergman’s

Week in June 2006. Although held on Fårö, the remote Bal-

use of close-ups, a technique that would become one of his

tic island that was his home, Bergman Week could not guar-

trademarks. And Harriet Andersson, intuitive and sensual,

antee that its reclusive namesake would ever make an ap-

was fearless before the camera.

pearance. That year, to everyone’s delight, Bergman warmed to the occasion, and it’s likely that the guest of honor had

“Harriet’s genius is almost unidentifiable,” Bergman later

something to do with it.

declared. “The immediacy in her portrayals and the remarkable symbiosis between her and the camera is impossible

“It was fantastic,” Andersson recalled recently by phone

to describe in words…. There are things you didn’t notice

from Sweden, “because that was the last time he was

at the moment of filming but the camera captured them.” He

in good shape, and he went to almost everything.” Like

valued her as an actor whose approach was more physical

Bergman’s other close friends, Andersson hadn’t seen him

than psychological.

in years, although he often kept in touch through extended telephone conversations. Her next trip to Fårö would be for

When Bergman contacted her again in 1960 for the central

Bergman’s funeral the following year.

role of the schizophrenic young woman in Through a Glass Darkly, in which she would co-star with Bergman regulars

Harriet Andersson is humorous, spirited and down-to-earth,

Max von Sydow and Gunnar Björnstrand, she had been

a charming combination of vivacity and common sense.

married to a farmer and living away from the limelight. By

Judging from the laughter that frequently punctuates her

this time Bergman had begun his remarkable association

sentences, it’s clear she has great fun making movies. And

with cinematographer Sven Nykvist, who recommended that

although she has worked with other stage-and-screen artists

Bergman consider Fårö for the elemental location of the

in Scandinavia and abroad, she appreciates the fact that she

story. Widely regarded as the first film in Bergman’s “God

will always be associated with the films of Ingmar Bergman.

and Man” trilogy, it is both spiritually ambiguous and physically precise, and Andersson’s portrayal of Karin unfolds like

When they first met, Harriet Andersson was not quite 20

a dark and beautiful dance.

years old, a singer and dancer in musical revues with a string of small film roles to her credit. Ingmar Bergman was 14

In 1972, she co-starred with Liv Ullmann, Ingrid Thulin and

years older—and married—and was an accomplished theater

Kari Sylwan in Cries and Whispers, playing Agnes, the sister

director who had already made several films.

who is dying; in 1982 she was memorable as the miserable

Most Swedish films were shot during the warmer months,

other powerful performance in Bergman’s television drama

due to actors’ availability as well as favorable weather, and in

The Blessed Ones, the first he produced using video tech-

1952 Bergman and Andersson made Summer With Monika,

nology. In an interview with Jan Lumholdt for her 2005 auto-

emerging from the experience with an intimate relationship

biography (co-authored by Lumholdt), Andersson delivered a

as well as a movie that would influence the future filmmakers

wry summation of her collaborations with Bergman following

of the French New Wave. The film also helped inspire the

their romantic breakup: “So first he made me a maid, then

international reputation Swedish film acquired for depicting

crazy, and then he killed me off a couple of times.”

Justina in Fanny and Alexander; and in 1986 she gave an-

casual eroticism; a greedy American distributor renamed it Monika, The Story of a Bad Girl.

When asked on the phone whether the intense atmosphere of Bergman’s stories could take its toll on an actor’s emo-

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tions, she seems to shrug: “With Through a Glass Darkly

appointed its director, and he cast her in serious stage roles.

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While her performances appear instinctive and spontaneous, they grow from enormous discipline. “I don’t like to take many rehearsals for acting,” she says. “But I like technical rehearsals, because that’s very important. I say I’m about 50 percent for the technical things and 50 percent for the acting—I think that’s film for me. You can’t just stand there being a big actress and not take care of the other fellows working the films. For the lighting, for the camera and all this, you are a team, you are working together, and that’s what I like so much.” Over the years, Andersson has worked with many other filmmakers, including Mai Zetterling in Sweden, the American director Sidney Lumet, Denmark’s Lars von Trier and Jörn Donner, the Finnish Swedish filmmaker and politician with whom she lived for nine years. One of Donner’s films won her the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival. She also continued to work on stage, including a long tenure at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre (but not at the time Bergman was running it). She continues to work in film and television, but doesn’t worry about starring roles. On the phone she observes, “You know, I’m not sitting and thinking about what I’ve done. I’m not like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, looking at the films, going ‘Oh look at her, now look at her,’ because I must say I know what I have done. Also I don’t want to think too much about the future. I want to be today. Now. That’s the best.”

Apparently Bergman disagreed with her self-evaluation. During the 2006 program on Fårö, Andersson was being interviewed on stage by Bergman Week’s Jannike Åhlund, when a formidable voice started to interject comments and corrections from the front row. “I’ve always wondered,” Bergman asked, “An actress with your talent, why didn’t you do more theater? What have you got against the theater?” “I’m scared,” she repeated several times, but it was an answer he refused to hear. She added: “But now it’s like this, Ingmar, I have a very nice circle of acquaintances and good friends—I don’t socialize much with actors—and we cook and drink wine and have fun together. I wouldn’t want to work nights at all.” Bergman took a prosecutor’s stance as he addressed the audience: “A great Swedish actress doesn’t want to act in the theater because she wants to be free in the evenings! I think that’s good, that’s a good explanation. I thank you very much for that. And we have witnesses to this!” Retreating a bit, Bergman later added: “Yes, but you are missed! I would have liked to work with you more in the theater because that would have been great fun.” When Jannike Åhlund asked Harriet Andersson how she felt being grouped with several colleagues and known as “Bergman’s women,” she replied: “That doesn’t bother me at all, except when they call us ‘Bergman’s stable.’ That I don’t like, because we aren’t horses. We’re women who walk on two feet. A fine collection, Bergman’s women!”

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the best thing for me, and I’ve never been so happy in my life, to be in the studio and also at Fårö…. Before and between takes, you can’t go and be ohhhhh-feeling the whole time,” she says. “You have to relax a little. And we did. Bergman too. On Cries and Whispers he’d tell dirty stories, and everyone was falling down laughing, and then (clapping her hands like a ballet master) suddenly everyone was very concentrated and we were working again. That’s the best way to work…. I mean, you die in the studio, then you go home and you are alive,” she adds, sounding very sensible.

Special thanks to Bergman Week for transcript excerpts. Richard Peterson is director of programming for the Smith Rafael Film Center at the California Film Institute.

Andersson’s enjoyment of film and television work doesn’t extend to the theater. “I’ve never been nervous with a camera,” she says, “but I got so nervous before a performance in the theater. I need a camera to show my face a little more, because I am a little shy on the big stage. In film and television I have my friends on the crew, and then I feel safe.”

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SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY Dogville (2003) Gossip (2000) Summer Nights (1987) Fanny and Alexander (1982)

Cries and Whispers (1972) The Girls (1968) The Deadly Affair (1966) Loving Couples (1964) A Sunday in September (1963)

Through a Glass Darkly (1961) Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) A Lesson in Love (1954) Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) Summer With Monika (1952)

Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel ) Sweden 1961 91 MINS

TRIBUTE TO HARRIET ANDERSSON Friday, October 10, 7:00 pm

Tribute and Reception $60 TRIB10P Tribute Only $25 TRIB10R Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Reception to follow at the Outdoor Art Club. Harriet Andersson will participate in an onstage conversation with Smith Rafael Film Center director of programming Richard Peterson about her career, with film clips from her work with Ingmar Bergman and others. After the interview there will be a screening of the film Through a Glass Darkly. Following the Tribute program, join us for an elegant dinner reception at the Outdoor Art Club.

Harriet Andersson is extraordinary in Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning drama about a young woman who is overwhelmed by mental illness, even while she is embraced by the love of her family. Karin enjoys a summer holiday with her husband, father (Bergman regulars Max von Sydow and Gunnar Björnstrand) and younger brother (Lars Passgård), but the warm weather, perpetual daylight and close companionship are progressively overshadowed by recurrent schizophrenic episodes. As she begins to believe inner voices are summoning her to an encounter with God, the three men grapple with guilt and their powerlessness to save her. Filming for the first time on Fårö, the remote Baltic island that would later become his permanent home, Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist create a world both sunlit and austere. Crowned by Andersson’s soulful, elemental performance, this film masterpiece is as delicate and precise as a beautiful crystal or a spider’s web. —Richard Peterson Director/Screenwriter Ingmar Bergman Producer Allan Ekelund Cinematographer Sven Nykvist Editor Ulla Ryghe Cast Harriet

Andersson, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Lars Passgård Print Source Swedish Institute/ Janus Films With support from

Harriet Andersson will be presented with the MVFF award, designed by celebrated artist Alice Corning.

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INGMAR BERGMAN EXHIBIT

INGMAR BERGMAN: THE MAN WHO ASKED HARD QUESTIONS

will be accompanied by an extensive retrospective of Bergman’s films, several of them featuring Harriet Andersson.

MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION October 11–19

Weekdays 6:00–9:00 pm Weekends 2:00–9:00 pm Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Free Admission Ingmar Bergman: The Man Who Asked Hard Questions is a multimedia installation offering visitors the opportunity to encounter the multifaceted universe of one of the world’s great filmmakers, who for six decades explored universal religious, moral and existential questions in film masterpieces such as The Seventh Seal, Through a Glass Darkly, Persona, Cries and Whispers and Fanny and Alexander. The installation was inspired in design by the island of Fårö, Bergman’s haven for much of his life. Suspended from a stylized tree at its center, multiple film projections offer dramatic scenes and documentary footage reflecting the life and work of this great artist, who died in 2007. The installation’s name is borrowed from the title of Woody Allen’s memorial tribute to the filmmaker he admired above all others.

Following the Festival’s presentation of a new print of Through a Glass Darkly as part of the Harriet Andersson Tribute, the Rafael’s series, which will begin Monday, October 13, will include a newly restored print of Sawdust and Tinsel (personally presented by Harriet Andersson along with rare behind-the-scenes footage that premiered this year at Cannes); Bergman Island, a recent and incisive documentary containing one of Bergman’s final interviews; and the first West Coast screenings of the complete and uncut Fanny and Alexander, running over five hours and presented in two parts. Created by the Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Ingmar Bergman: The Man Who Asked Hard Questions is presented with the support of the Swedish Institute; the Embassy of Sweden; the Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco; and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, in cooperation with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.

Premiering in association with the Mill Valley Film Festival’s Tribute to Harriet Andersson on Friday, October 10, the installation will remain on view at the Smith Rafael Film Center through Sunday, October 19, and

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TRIBUTE: ERIC ROTH

GO WITH THE FLOW THE VISUAL SENSE OF ERIC ROTH by Joshua Moore “You need to be literate, see a lot of movies, have a visual sense,” Eric Roth says simply, describing the traits of a good writer in a recent interview at UCLA’s Festival of New Creative Work. It’s this “visual sense” that has served Roth well in his screenwriting career as time and again he has successfully transcribed the written word into a flowing visual narrative. With an Oscar and two Academy Award nominations for best adapted screenplay under his belt, Roth speaks with some authority. Back at his alma mater to receive an award for distinguished achievement in screenwriting, Roth described his work and career with characteristic understatment as “sort of a long road.” Born in New York, Roth attended UCLA’s distinguished film school in the 70s (alongside The Doors’ Jim Morrison), and won the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award during his studies. His first produced screenplay, The Nickel Ride, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975, and he followed this success with screenplays for Suspect (1987) and the Mike Figgis romantic drama Mr. Jones (1993). But it was Roth’s Oscar-winning screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994), containing some of the most memorable and most quoted dialogue in film, that placed him in the spotlight. In Gump, Roth masterfully captures turbulent times in 20th-century American history, from segregation to the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal, in a uniquely humorous manner, through the eyes of a simple man living in a complicated era. American history hasn’t looked the same since. On a typical day, Roth writes from 8:30 in the morning to 1:00 in the afternoon, returning to the keyboard again in the evening. And he always begins a project at page one. This disciplined craftsman’s approach has contributed to his success with one of the most challenging and complex projects a screenwriter can face: the adaptation. In addition to Gump, Roth has written adaptations for the post-apocalyptic Kevin Costner–directed drama, The Postman (1997), and the emotionally powerful The Horse Whisperer (1998), directed by and starring Robert Redford.

Roth excels at using the specifics of emotion and place to create seamless transitions from page to screen. Of his particular abilities as a writer, he says, “I can remember things pretty well from a long time ago, what the sense of things were, the weather…. I really have sort of a freaky memory.” Roth received an Academy nomination with his script for The Insider (1999), a fictional retelling of the attempt by 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman to air research biologist and whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand’s account of the tobacco industry’s deliberate efforts to increase the addictiveness of cigarettes, despite warnings that the product was harmful. Directed by Michael Mann and brilliantly performed by Russell Crowe and Al Pacino, The Insider is an example of dramatized exposé not seen since All the President’s Men and Network. Roth demonstrated a knack for constructing dramatic stories from highly detailed nonfiction material that captures the viewer from the get go, and never misses a beat. He next worked with Michael Mann again on the epic biopic Ali (2001), and with Steven Spielberg and co-writer Tony Kushner on Munich (2005), the harrowing depiction of the real life events following the kidnapping of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics. Immediately controversial for its neutral stance on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the deft script and numerous heart-stopping images unapologetically capture the absurdity of the violence begat by violence, and redefined the genre of revenge-based cinematic stories. Munich gave Roth another Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay in 2005. He next found inspiration in the darkly clouded history of the Central Intelligence Agency in The Good Shepherd, a tale of espionage, power and deceit that, much like Forrest Gump, plays the effects of American history out through one man’s life—only this time, that life is destroyed. Roth’s most recent project be may his most ambitious yet, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, about a man who mysteriously ages backwards. The film is directed by David Fincher and stars Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle and Flow).

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Joshua Moore is the assistant programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival, an independent fi lmmaker and an alumnus of San Francisco State University.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) The Good Shepherd (2006) Munich (2005) Ali (2001) The Insider (1999) The Horse Whisperer (1998) The Postman (1997) Forrest Gump (1994) Suspect (1987)

TRIBUTE TO ERIC ROTH

TRIBUTE: ERIC ROTH

With the same down-to-earth view of his talent and skills, Roth summarizes his job. “It’s satisfying when you have something that works for people, where an audience is either rapt or moved or laughing; but there are other times that you grimace because you missed.” It’s a craftsman’s prerogative to criticize his work, but as far as his audiences are concerned, Eric Roth’s got it down.

Saturday, October 11, 4:30 pm

Tribute and Party $60 TRIB11P Tribute Only $25 TRIB11R Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Reception to follow at the Outdoor Art Club. MVFF’s Tribute to Eric Roth opens with clips from his career, followed by an onstage interview. Next comes a special viewing of clips from his latest film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Finally, Benjamin Button co-star Taraji P. Henson joins Roth onstage to discuss their new film and engage in a Q-andA with the audience. After the Tribute, join us for a sumptuous dinner reception catered by All Seasons Catering, with wines from Arrowood Vineyards & Winery and desserts from “Take A Dip” Fondue Fountains.

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Eric Roth will be presented with the MVFF award, designed by celebrated artist Alice Corning.

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CLOSING NIGHT TRIBUTE: ALFRE WOODARD

TRUE HONESTY A PORTRAIT OF ALFRE WOODARD by Sura Wood An unconventional woman who’s the salt of the earth, possessing integrity and a sober emotional intelligence; someone you’d want for your best girlfriend or your mom. This is Alfre Woodard’s persona. Her luminous large eyes refl ect a deep reservoir of compassion, yet she can summon the toughness to confront adversity, even when down and seemingly damaged beyond repair. It comes as no surprise, then, that Woodard often embodies a woman to be reckoned with. And then there’s the whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, the fragrant South fl oating through it. In a conversation with Woodard’s long-time publicist, Melody Korenbrot, about the core asset of this extraordinary actress’ eclectic career, Korenbrot says emphatically, without missing a beat: “Honesty, true honesty. That’s the word I’d use for her. It’s that honesty onscreen. Even though I’ve known her so long, when I watch her onscreen, I don’t know her any more—she becomes that person.” Woodard’s formidable presence continues to be her calling card in a career spanning three decades, with performances in indies great and small as well as a host of acclaimed television roles. A native of Oklahoma, Woodard put aside cheerleading and track to pursue acting, and studied drama at Boston University before making her fi lm debut in Alan Rudolph’s Remember My Name, starring Jeff Goldblum. A steady stream of parts has followed, in fi lms such as Martin Ritt’s Cross Creek, for which she received an Oscar nomination; Grand Canyon; Crooklyn; Star Trek: First Contact (hardcore Trekkies will recall that she was Lily Sloane, Zefram Cochrane’s assistant); and big studio movies including Primal Fear, The Core and The Singing Detective. It’s an impressive range, and Korenbrot remarks, “She can go between the two worlds—something that’s mainstream, independent, or she can make you think, make you fall in love with her.” For audiences, the actress’ reach is intriguing. “She’s unpredictable, and that’s what makes her exciting to watch. It comes back to the same thing: It’s the honesty.” Woodard’s memorable turn as the recovering cocaine addict Chantelle, a conflicted nurse caring for a paralyzed alcoholic

in John Sayles’ Passion Fish, is the role that put her on the map with movie audiences. Five years later, Woodard’s standout performance in HBO’s highly praised Miss Evers’ Boys won her an Emmy for best actress as well as a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild and a cable Ace award. As the central character in this tragic docudrama, Woodard’s Nurse Evers attempts to console the black men used as test subjects and allowed to die despite the availability of a cure, in the US government’s notorious Tuskeegee syphilis experiments. Other remarkable performances include her work in The Piano Lesson, for TV; Mandela; and Down in the Delta. Maya Angelou directed Down in the Delta, in which Woodard played an alcoholic single mother from Chicago forced to spend a summer with her uncle in Mississippi. “There are so many roles from all screens—you never know what to expect from Alfre and that’s what is special about her,” Korenbrot says, and adds: “She’s also very funny—and people don’t see that.” A versatile fi lm and stage actress, Woodard has also racked up an impressive list of credits on television. The four-time Emmy winner has had recurring roles and numerous guest appearances on prestigious dramas such as Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Street and two David E. Kelley vehicles, The Practice and the pilot for L.A. Law, in which she played a rape victim. Audiences may know her best for her work on Desperate Housewives (2005– 2006), where she was the mysterious Betty Applewhite, a rather sinister addition to Wisteria Lane. These outstanding performances have made Woodard the African American actress with the most prime-time Emmys on her mantle. Woodard shines at this year’s MVFF in the pivotal role of Alma, the strong-willed, protective mother at the heart of Tim Disney’s American Violet (see page 78), a potent legal drama based on a true story of corruption in the Texas judicial system. In the film, Alma’s daughter, Dee, portrayed by remarkable newcomer Nicole Behaire, is a struggling single mother who fights a wrongful arrest on drug charges. When the groundbreaking case becomes part of a larger campaign to expose a powerful, racist DA, Alma becomes Dee’s sole support as she is overtaken by events beyond her control. A long-time democrat, political activist and avid Obama supporter, Woodard recently attended the Democratic National Convention. She has a long-term relationship with

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SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY American Violet (2008) The Family That Preys (2008) Take the Lead (2006) Desperate Housewives (TV) (2005–2006) Radio (2003) K-PAX (2001) Love & Basketball (2000) Mumford (1999)

This fall fi nds Woodard as busy as ever. In her latest fi lm, Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, she’s cast as a highminded working-class woman opposite Kathy Bates, and she’s on board with the NBC series My Own Worst Enemy, starring Christian Slater. At a time in which rich roles for women and for African American women in particular are still few, Alfre Woodard has thrived.

Down in the Delta (1998) Miss Evers’ Boys (TV) (1997) Follow Me Home (1996) Primal Fear (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) How to Make an American Quilt (1995) The Piano Lesson (TV) (1995) Crooklyn (1994) Bopha! (1993)

Passion Fish (1992) Grand Canyon (1991) Miss Firecracker (1989) Scrooged (1988) St. Elsewhere (TV) (1985–1987) Mandela (TV) (1987) L.A. Law (1986) Cross Creek (1984)

TRIBUTE TO ALFRE WOODARD Sunday, October 12, 5:00 pm Tribute and Party $70 TRIB12P Tribute Only $25 TRIB12R Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center Please join us for the Tribute program featuring career clips, an interview with Alfre Woodard and a screening of American Violet. See page 23 for the fi lm description.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY Sunday, October 12 Boarding 8:00 pm, Sailing 9:00 pm California Hornblower Ferry Dock, 1 Anchor St., Sausalito After the Tribute to Alfre Woodard or the screening of Lemon Tree, join us on the California Hornblower in Sausalito for our Closing Night party and moonlight cruise. Thanks to the Hornblower’s chefs and to A Frosting Bakeshop and “Take a Dip” Fondue Fountains.

Alfre Woodard will be presented with the MVFF award, designed by celebrated artist Alice Corning.

CLOSING NIGHT TRIBUTE: ALFRE WOODARD

South Africa, rooted in her work there in the fi lms Mandela (in which she played Winnie Mandela) and Bopha! A friend of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, she’s also a founder and board member of Artists for a New South Africa, which led to her appearance in another Festival fi lm, The Road to Ingwavuma (see page 101). Narrated by Deborah Santana, this insightful documentary by awardwinning fi lmmaker Barbara Rick follows a delegation of stage, screen and musical artists and their families on a journey through postapartheid South Africa.

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POST-FESTIVAL PRESENTATION TONY CURTIS

THE DEFIANT ONE PROFILE OF A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND by Marc Huestis

oysters?”) in Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus; and blowing sax in a pitch-perfect performance in tonight’s film, Billy Wilder’s classic crossdressing comedy, Some Like It Hot.

Mix one part charming rogue, two parts sharp timing, a dash of cynicism, a helping of bubbling good humor and a little steamy drama, fold in pure talent, top it off with killer good looks and you have Tony Curtis, who will be receiving the MVFF award this November at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Appearing in more than one hundred films, many of them now classics, few have matched the stunning versatility and scope of Mr. Curtis’ career.

Curtis has worked with all the greats of Hollywood’s golden age, and made his mark as star talent. Director Alexander Mackendrick (Sweet Smell of Success) said of him: “A fantastic vanity, but no ego. He could act Burt (Lancaster) off the screen”; Billy Wilder: “Curtis was ALL actor”; and Sidney Poitier: “When you’re with Tony Curtis on screen you’re with someone very alive.”

Born Bernard Schwartz, the son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, Curtis’ training ground was the mean streets of the Bronx, and his great escape was the movies. The tough boy with big dreams was discovered by famed Hollywood agent Joyce Selznick. His screen debut was in the noir classic Cross Creek (1949), in which he dances the rumba with Yvonne de Carlo. After a series of sword-and-sandal epics and studio comedies, he finally got to prove his acting skill in the breakout title role in Houdini, opposite his first wife Janet Leigh.

In person, Curtis is famously unafraid and honest; he tells ’em like he sees ’em. He also has made it known on numerous occasions that he has felt underappreciated in Hollywood. And he is not alone in that sentiment. “Even at the height of his fame, Tony Curtis was underrated as an actor—because he made everything he did look easy. He could move from light comedy to hard-hitting drama without blinking an eye—and he should have had an Oscar nomination for his extraordinary performance in The Boston Strangler. I remain an unabashed fan,” says film critic Leonard Maltin.

The rest, as they say, is (film) history—playing Sidney Falco opposite Burt Lancaster in Alexander Mackendrick’s Sweet Smell of Success (1957), which won Curtis a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for best foreign actor; being shackled to Sidney Poitier in Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones (1958), for which he earned an Academy Award nomination (the film earned nine); bathing with Laurence Olivier (“Snails or

Let it be known that he is much beloved here. We are honored to salute the man and his work. Thank you, Tony Curtis, and congratulations on this much-deserved tribute. Mr. Curtis will be interviewed on stage by KRON Channel 4’s Jan Wahl, following a program of clips and a screening of Some Like It Hot. Afterward, he will sign copies of his new

book, American Prince: A Memoir, in the Castro lobby. This evening is co-produced by Castro Theatre impresario Marc Huestis. Marc Huestis is an award-winning filmmaker and impresario of gala tribute events at San Francisco’s landmark Castro Theatre, feting film legends such as Debbie Reynolds. Jane Russell, Ann Margret, Ann Miller, John Waters and Sandra Dee.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY The Celluloid Closet (1995) Insignificance (1985) The Mirror Crack’d (1980) Sextette (1978) The Last Tycoon (1976) The Boston Strangler (1968) Boeing Boeing (1965) The Great Race (1965) Goodbye Charlie (1964) Captain Newman, M.D. (1963) The Great Impostor (1961) Spartacus (1960) Operation Petticoat (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959) The Defi ant Ones (1958) The Vikings (1958) Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Trapeze (1956) Beachhead (1954) Houdini (1953) Son of Ali Baba (1952) The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951) Francis (1950) Winchester ‘73 (1950) Criss Cross (1949) The Lady Gambles (1949)

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Excerpt From American Prince: A Memoir My agent, Lew Wasserman, had an uncanny instinct for making the right move at the right time. Lew’s job was to provide my career with direction; my job was to put on some makeup and a costume and act. Early on Lew told me that the way to become successful was to take whatever parts came my way and not to give the studio a hard time. That’s what I did. And it worked. Lew loved to hear me talk about my life. He was fascinated by stories about my childhood, because he came from such a different background. Lew came from money and was welleducated, articulate and comfortable with power. He could handle things. One day Lew called and asked me to meet him at his offi ce. When I got there, he said, “I’m not sure whether we can swing it, but United Artists is making a movie with Burt Lancaster called Trapeze. Harold Hecht is producing it. They’re going to shoot in Paris, and they want you to play the younger guy, the ‘fl yer,’ who gets fl ung around by the bigger guy.”

“I knew you would,” Lew said. “I’m trying to arrange it with Universal.” When Lew spoke to Ed Muhl, who was running Universal, at fi rst Ed refused to let me go. “We’re doing great with Tony now, and I don’t think we want to loan him out anymore,” Muhl said. Lew, who ran one of the most powerful talent agencies in Hollywood, wasn’t going to take no for an answer. He told Muhl, “Listen, you need to put Tony in that picture. Look how important he’s going to be for you when he fi nishes making it. You have to consider that.” But Muhl still wasn’t convinced. So Lew had Burt Lancaster talk with Ed Muhl. Burt was a very energetic and imposing fellow, and with a few suggestions from Lew, Burt found a way to get Ed to say okay. The director was Carol Reed, who’d directed The Third Man. The producers were Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster, and Jim Hill. Harold had discovered Burt on Broadway and brought him to Hollywood, and the two became partners in an independent production company. But after six or seven years Burt and Harold no longer got along. Burt felt Harold was imposing himself too much and he wanted to replace him, but they had a contract, so Burt hired Jim Hill to serve as a buffer between himself and Harold.

Of the three leads, Burt was an established star, Gina Lollobrigida was a certifi able Italian dish and I was the up-and-coming kid. (Gina had come to Hollywood only a couple of years earlier and had starred in a movie called Beat the Devil. Trapeze was to be her second American-made picture.) So Burt got top billing, and I got second billing everywhere but in Italy, where Gina Lollobrigida wanted it. I didn’t mind; I was happy just being in the picture. The only time I got upset was when Gina wanted me to cut my hair. She talked to Burt and Harold about it, so they came to me and asked me if I would mind going to the barber. I grudgingly went along. Gina was some dish, but after that I lost my appetite for her. Every time I saw her on the set, I couldn’t help but think about how much I missed my hair. If it sounds petty, I can’t argue with that. I’m just reporting events as I experienced them. Excerpted from American Prince: A Memoir, by Tony Curtis and Peter Golenbock. Copyright © 2008 Tony Curtis. Excerpted by permission of Harmony, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

“I love it already,” I said.

TRIBUTE TO TONY CURTIS Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 pm Castro Theatre 429 Castro St., San Francisco TRIBUTE PROGRAM $35 Orchestra Preferred Seating ($30 for CFI Members) Limited Availability! TRIB18VIP $35 Orchestra General Admission ($30 for CFI Members) TRIB18ORCH $25 Balcony General Admission TRIB18BALC Tickets are available through Mill Valley Film Festival box office or by calling 415.863.0611. Copies of American Prince: A Memoir by Tony Curtis with Peter Golenbock will be available at the event. The Castro Theatre will screen a four-day festival of Curtis classics in anticipation of this tribute, November 8–12, check local listings.

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ACTIVE CINEMA A CREATIVE SOCIAL ACTION NETWORK

CELEBRATE, EDUCATE, ACTIVATE MVFF’S ACTIVE CINEMA PROGRAM by Joanne Parsont In the early days of cinema, escapism was generally our main motivation for movie going. To enter a movie theater was to enter a fantasyland of fi ctional stories that would entertain us and, for two dark, popcorn-fueled hours, let us forget about the struggles, conflicts and realities of the world outside. Today, we still go to the movies for diversion, but, in our modern, hyper-communicating world, where we drink in information like so much life-giving water, fi lm has also become a critical resource for learning more about that outside world, and, as often as not, we want to fi nd out, not tune out. At the same time, the accessibility and mobility of fi lmmaking technology has made it possible for more people—ordinary citizens, emerging fi lmmakers and seasoned artists alike—to capture the stories happening around them and around the world. In their hands, fi lm, and, more commonly, digital video, have become a powerful new tool, not only for educating audiences about issues but for motivating them to do something. There is certainly no shortage of injustice, oppression or crisis in our imperfect world, but there is no shortage of people fi ghting for change, either. Filmmakers have become highly skilled at approaching the endless stream of social, political and environmental issues from both angles: They can rile us up, and they can give us hope. In order to make change, we need a bit of both. A lot of things can happen when you watch a movie about a highly charged or politicized issue: You may become enraged,

emboldened, indifferent or inspired. You may forget what you saw the moment you walk out of the theater, or you may want to talk about it with everyone you know. You may dismiss the issue as unimportant, or you may want to know what you can do about it. For activist cinema, this is the crux of the matter: What happens after the lights come up, the sniffling and fuming subside, and audience members start looking around for answers, wondering “What can I do?” At the start of the 21st century, the political documentary genre exploded with fi lms like Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) and Sicko (2007), and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth (2006), all drawing record audiences and successfully agitating viewers about key issues such as gun control, terrorism, war, health care and global warming. With a reawakened national audience shaking their heads and fi sts in anger and frustration, the time had come for activist fi lmmakers to make their move. Thankfully, the many members of this growing movement know the answer to that critical question “What can I do?,” and they’re eager to share it with you. So is the Mill Valley Film Festival. The 31st MVFF marks the launch of its Active Cinema program, described by MVFF director of programming Zoë Elton as an exciting new forum for celebration, education and activation. With a powerful slate of activist fi lms peppered throughout this year’s program, MVFF will be taking the seemingly simple act of movie going to several new levels. As its title suggests, Active Cinema is not about the passive viewing of fi lm; it is a dynamic effort to connect the dots between activist fi lms, interested audiences and the individuals and organizations that are working

for the causes and issues represented onscreen. At the 2008 Festival, this effort will include postscreening Q-and-As with fi lmmakers as well as many of the activists and actors featured in their fi lms; co-presenting partnerships with local and national organizations such as the Rainforest Action Network, Bay Area Friends of Tibet and the Campaign for Female Education, which will provide resources and information about their work in the fi eld; outreach screenings for school groups; and numerous live events such as a tree planting, musical performances, panel discussions and an Active Cinema challenge at the annual make-a-movie-in-a-day Cinemasports competition. But Active Cinema also goes well beyond this year’s Festival. Ultimately, the California Film Institute plans to make these connections even more tangible through the development of a website (mvff.com/ActiveCinema.html), which will provide online resources, social networking capabilities and a library of activist fi lms for audience members to access. So when you come out of a Festival fi lm this year asking “What can I do?,” there is a place to turn for the answer. The fi lms in the Active Cinema program are diverse—narrative and nonfi ction, hard-hitting and soft-spoken, personal and universal, local and global. A narrative feature like Tim Disney’s American Violet, for example, offers gripping drama while exposing grave injustice in the American judicial system in a groundbreaking, based-on-a-true-story case of disenfranchisement and racial bias. Makoto Sasa’s Fire Under the Snow illuminates the human cost of China’s occupation of Tibet. Bay Area resident and Chilean musician and artist Quique Cruz revisits—and transforms— the painful memories of his incarceration and

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ACTIVE CINEMA torture under Pinochet’s brutal regime in Archeology of Memory, co-directed with Marilyn Mulford. Bill Chayes and Chuck Olin’s Call It Home tracks the decades-long debate over preserving the Bolinas lagoon in West Marin. Darrell James Roodt’s Zimbabwe explores the human drama of illegal immigrants. In northern Zambia, Where the Water Meets the Sky gives voice to traditionally oppressed young women by teaching them to make their own fi lms. The stories are distinct, but each is embedded with a powerful message and a compelling call to action. For Brazilian-born, Berkeley-based fi lmmaker Denise Zmekhol, making her feature-length documentary, Children of the Amazon, was a way to “bring more awareness, so people will be sparked to do something” about the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and its devastating impact on the region’s indigenous people. “I wanted to make people understand that, even though it’s so far away, we have a connection to that place. If something happens here, it affects things there, and vice versa,” says Zmekhol. “It took people a long time to get it…. They would say, ‘What do we care about those people in the Amazon?’ And then An Inconvenient Truth came out, and it made those connections clear.” Zmekhol hopes the fi lm will resonate with viewers and make people more conscious of their choices and behavior, whether it’s the products they buy or the amount of resources they consume. Her message comes not as a chiding lecture or a fi nger-wagging directive, but as a beautifully shot and hauntingly told

life-and-death story in which the distant, intangible notion of rainforest destruction is humanized in the beautiful faces of tribal children and the real-life stories of environmental activists like rubber tapper and union leader Chico Mendes, who was murdered while fi ghting to protect his land, his people and their livelihood. As part of the fi lm’s world premiere at MVFF, his daughter Elenira Mendes will be in attendance, along with Chief Almir of the Surui tribe, to answer questions and discuss their efforts at cultural and environmental preservation. Carrying on her father’s legacy, the younger Mendes is now the founder and president of the Chico Mendes Institute, an Amazon conservation organization. Elected village chief at the young age of 17, Chief Almir has successfully lobbied the Brazilian government to improve medical care and education for indigenous tribes, and enlisted the support of Bay Area high-tech behemoth Google in a large-scale ethno-mapping project that allows the tribe to monitor illegal loggers and raise global awareness about the destruction of the Amazon. It is the fi rst collaborative outreach program of its kind for the company’s Google Earth program, and a compelling example of the unexpected ways we can make a difference. Documentary fi lmmakers Lisa Merton and Alan Dater are hoping for a similar reactive response to their latest fi lm, Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, a moving profi le of Nobel laureate and environmental activist Wangari Maathai and her Green Belt Movement, which has inspired dramatic improvements in Kenya simply by encouraging

women to plant trees. But Wangari’s achievements have been anything but simple. “The way she linked poverty, environment, human rights—it was brilliant,” observed Merton. “We were completely inspired by her approach: You couldn’t just be an environmental activist; you had to be political. She knew you had to make change in the powers destroying the environment before you could see anything happen.” The fi lmmaking duo hopes Wangari’s example will demonstrate these interconnections and motivate viewers to “raise their consciousness, reach a higher moral ground and shed their fear.” “I’m an activist at heart,” says Merton. “I see fi lm as a way to inspire people to make change, and I think Taking Root will change people’s perceptions of how the environment, good government and peace are linked.” She is also confi dent that the proliferation of the ways in which we communicate—including MVFF’s Active Cinema program with its live and online resources—will provide the necessary mechanisms that make it easier for people to connect. And maybe, just maybe, it will inspire people here in the US to change our government in the same way Wangari has inspired change in hers. Joanne Parsont is a Bay Area film festival consultant, media educator, writer and editor.

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ACTIVE CINEMA SEE FILMS, GET INVOLVED!

GET ACTIVE!

There’s a world of inspiration in Active Cinema films. Please join us for Active Cinema screenings throughout the Festival, and help support the admirable work of filmmakers, special guests and the co-presenters partnering with us in the series. You’ll find links to their websites on the Active Cinema web page, mvff.com /ActiveCinema.html.

Turning ideas into deeds is what Active Cinema is all about. The following activities provide ways to roll up your sleeves and join the filmmakers, activists and others making a difference in our world.

American Violet by Tim Disney Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi by Quique Cruz and Marilyn Mulford Presented in association with La Peña Cultural Center. Burning the Future: Coal in America by David Novack Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon by Bill Chayes and Chuck Olin

TREE PLANTING With Friends of the Urban Forest and Goodscapes Saturday, October 4, 10:00 am We will meet at Outdoor Art Club, and leave from there. Children of the Amazon and Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai both look at the importance of trees in our lives and for our communities. In honor of these fi lms and their subjects, Wangari Maathai and the late Chico Mendes, come and help us plant trees! Location of planting to be announced. Check our website, mvff.com, for information updates.

Children of the Amazon by Denise Zmekhol Presented in association with Amazon Action Team and Rainforest Action Network.

CINEMASPORTS Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. Intro Meeting Old Mill Park, Mill Valley FREE For details, see New Movies Lab, page 27.

Explore: India’s Song (And the Vanishing Art of Listening), No Child Is Born a Terrorist, Kokua Hawaii Foundation (featuring Jack Johnson) by Charles Annenberg Weingarten

ACTIVE CINEMA ROUNDTABLE Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley For details, see New Movies Lab, page 27.

Fire Under the Snow by Makoto Sasa Presented in association with Bay Area Friends of Tibet.

Active Cinema sponsored by Road to Ingwavuma by Barbara Rick Presented in association with Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED). Stolen by Luis Mandoki Presented in association with Canal Alliance. Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater Presented in association with Friends of the Urban Forest. They Killed Sister Dorothy by Daniel Junge Presented in association with Rain Forest Action Network. Where the Water Meets the Sky by David Eberts and Helen Cotton Presented in association with Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED). Zimbabwe by Darrell James Roodt

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MVFF 2008 FILM CATEGORIES WORLD CINEMA World Cinema films tell stories that reveal elements of the universal while changing our ways of seeing and understanding our global neighbors.

OFFICIAL PREMIERE SELECTION VALLEY OF THE DOCS Reality spins some of the most fascinating yarns of all. Valley of the Docs presents the latest in documentary fi lmmaking. sponsored by

WORLD PREMIERES Around June Children of the Amazon Frank Dead Souls The Lost Skeleton Returns Again

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US CINEMA A showcase for new American fi lms by master and emerging fi lmmakers who share a talent for independent storytelling.

V(ISION) FEST V(ision)Fest mediamakers come from the school of all possibilities and are ready to reboot the state of cinema.

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5@5 AND MVFF SHORTS Our 5@5 matinee series always takes its program titles from the songs of a musical performer; this year’s selected artist is Nina Simone. Our shorts programs are an assortment of fi lmic gems by emerging artists and established masters.

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST The Children’s FilmFest gives young people a taste of cultures and adventures they won’t get anywhere else.

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2008 FOCUS FOCUS: SOUTHERN AFRICA Besides having its own vibrant and growing film industry, Southern Africa attracts talented filmmakers from around the world to tell the stories of this diverse region. Southern African films in focus: The Bird Can’t Fly (Threes Anna), Jerusalema (Ralph Ziman), Road to Ingwavuma (Barbara Rick), Zimbabwe (Darrell James Roodt). FOCUS: POLAND Few countries can boast such an acclaimed cinematic history as Poland. We are proud to present films by two Academy Award™–winning directors and a talented newcomer. Polish films in focus: Hania (Janusz Kaminski), Katyn (Andrzej Wajda), Tricks (Andrzej Jakimowski).

US PREMIERES Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi At the River Every Night, Loneliness Fujian Blue God Man Dog Hania The Home of Dark Butterflies Jerusalema Lemon Tree Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s Quiet Chaos RocknRolla Stolen What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? Wolf Zimbabwe NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES The Bird Can’t Fly Burned Hearts Goodnight Irene Hafez Shiver Sonic Mirror

Foreign language films screen with English subtitles. FOCUS: IRELAND A new wave of Irish filmmakers is carrying on the tradition of this nation of gifted storytellers. Irish films in focus: 32A (Marian Quinn), How About You (Anthony Byrne), Learning Gravity (Cathal Black). FOCUS: ASIA From this year’s crop of exciting new Asian fi lms MVFF presents works from Taiwan, South Korea, Laos and China. Asian fi lms in focus: The Betrayal (Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath), Fujian Blue (Robin Weng), God Man Dog (Singing Chen), Hello, Stranger (Kim DongHyun), What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? (Doze Niu Chen Zer).

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5@5

5@5

5@5: Either Way I Lose

5@5: Four Women

No matter which way you turn, which road you follow or which answer you pick, sometimes there is no way out of a losing predicament. Sasie Sealy observes a young girl’s increasingly frenetic and hopeless attempts to recover her sister’s affections from a latecomer boyfriend in The Elephant Garden (US 20 mins). In Edward Feldman’s A Day’s Work (Czech Republic 15 mins), a single mother struggles to get to work, only to find that her employer doesn’t feel she’s sensitive enough to the harsh realities of life. Christian Simmons presents the tragicomedy Sunshine Bob (US 3 mins), which follows a clay figurine lamenting its lack of self-control. In famed filmmaker Radu Jude’s Alexandra (Romania 25 mins), a starkly honest testament to the difficulties of split parenting, a father blames his ex when their child stops calling him Papa, and an intractable argument ensues. And in Wim Reygaert and Marc Roels’ dark Flemish comedy Mompelaar (Belgium 22 mins), a quirky mumbler escapes the oppression of his home to enjoy a stroll in the country, but matters get out of hand.

Women are often lumped together with broad and shallow platitudes, even more so when they are also perceived as a minority by race or class. Living in spite of and counter to these stereotypes is a testament to the incredible, often quiet strength of the “fairer sex.” An impoverished Filipina is forced into a torturous decision regarding her child in Mark Reyes’ God Only Knows (US/Philippines 17 mins). Jonathan Lisecki’s Woman in Burka (US 21 mins) offers a poignant look into the typecasting faced by a brownskinned actress. A country bumpkin thought to be easy prey for a slick lady’s man turns the tables on her internet date in Teressa Tunney’s This Is a Story About Ted and Alice (US 16 mins). Piers Thompson’s discomfortingly honest K (UK 19 mins) portrays a girl living beyond her ascribed “trailer-trash” roots. Hollywood Jerome (US 10 mins) is Frey Hoffman’s all-too-timely warning about the real dangers of succumbing to stereotypes.

—Ilya Tovbis

5@5

5@5: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl

5@5

5@5: Images

TOTAL PROGRAM 83 MINS

We all want a little more sweetness in our lives. Ultimately, fulfillment can come from the least-expected people and places. An Italian lad fruitlessly seeks gratification from the church, his friends and family in Fabio Mollo’s Giants (Italy 24 mins). Perhaps the town’s pickedon tomboy has something to offer? Kurt Kuenne finds an improbable and overlooked source of human connection in his farcical musical The Phone Book (US 22 mins). In Dmitry Povolotsky’s uproarious comedy of errors, PAL/SECAM (Russia 14 mins), a rare VCR is the unlikely key to disco-laced juvenile courtship, but it brings something unexpected as well. Céline Novel’s Boulevard l’Océan (France 20 mins) tracks one woman’s unassailable, and comically unsuccessful, quest to fly a kite, while considering the question, What good is triumph without companionship (or at least a witness)? Finally, Kuenne returns with Slow (US 8 mins), this time examining a sour man’s fraught relationship with his city and occupation.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but that gives it all the more power to either deceive, or reveal and unmask. Adam Keker’s On the Assassination of the President (US 6 mins) is a wickedly rendered conspiracy-theorist spoof that attacks our iron-clad faith in photographic evidence. Reto Caffi’s chilling On the Line (Germany/ Switzerland 30 mins) follows a security guard’s dangerous decision to make something real out of a surveillance-camera crush; while his actions may bring him closer to the woman he desires, what are the consequences? The lovely and jagged imagery of Marcos Meconi’s Carlos Catani (US 15 mins) serves to debunk the endless stream of lies put forth by its narrator. In David Oh’s Recollections (US 12 mins), an elderly man spends his last days with his photo album, peacefully ruminating on the life he’s leaving behind. The breathtaking scenery and steampunk atmosphere of Kristian P. Hansen’s The Zeppelin Parable (US 12 mins) explicates, or perhaps beautifully muddles, a short story by Jonathan Lethem.

Tuesday, October 7, 5:00 pm

—Ilya Tovbis

—Ilya Tovbis

—Ilya Tovbis

5AT507S, Sequoia TOTAL PROGRAM 86 MINS

Thursday, October 9, 5:00 pm

TOTAL PROGRAM 88 MINS

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Friday, October 3, 5:00 pm

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Wednesday, October 8, 5:00 pm

Friday, October 3, 5:00 pm

5AT503S, Sequoia

5AT508S, Sequoia

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Monday, October 6, 5:00 pm

Friday, October 10, 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 9, 5:00 pm

5AT506R, Rafael

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5@5

world cinema

5@5: Ne Me Quitte Pas

5@5: Sinnerman

32A

The longing for friendship, love, connection and understanding is perhaps the most powerful of all human urges, leaving us to cry out, “Do not leave me!” In Marcel Sawicki’s The Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook (Poland 22 mins), a Japanese cook struggles with the INS to stay in the US, despite his seemingly isolated existence and awkward crush on a bakery girl he cannot approach. Urging us to fight back and reconnect with humanity while we still can, Dan Trezise’s Outsource (US 12 mins) presents a sci-fi take on the ruthless technology that keeps us secluded. In Kate Burton’s The Ice Plant (Scotland 10 mins), a frigid ice-plant employee thaws around a new co-worker, only to have their fragile union threatened. In Tim Plester’s English Language (with English Subtitles) (UK 20 mins), a huge communication gap leads to breakup, but being apart proves more challenging than either partner can handle. And in Trevor Cawood’s Terminus (Canada 8 mins), a lone businessman tries his hardest to shake an eerie stone statue that shadows his every step, but their final separation is more than he bargained for.

Whether emboldened or repentant, sinners are often irrevocably changed by their indiscretions. In Colin Cunningham’s Centigrade (Canada 15 mins), a man is dragged through a personal hell, but he only has himself to blame. Hanne Larsen’s quietly contemplative Cairn (Norway 16 mins), a tale of adolescent malfeasance, casts its sights on the delicate nature of boyhood friendship. Jean-Julien Collette and Olivier Tollet’s offcolor comedy È Finita la Commedia (Belgium 13 mins) glimpses an outwardly heartwarming moment of father-son bonding, but something’s fi shy. In Harry Wootliff’s Trip (UK 15 mins), another desperate father absconds with his children in the middle of the night, but is their upcoming journey what he had in mind? Lucas Fleischer and Paul Grellong’s pitch-perfect Parachute (US 12 mins) shows that the wisdom of a child—albeit an unnaturally precocious one—might be just the ticket to getting a transgressor back on the right path.

FOCUS: IRELAND • How does life measure up for a 13-year-old Irish girl? It’s 1979 in Dublin’s Northside, and Maeve has just marked a milestone: her first bra. Maeve’s life revolves around best pals Ruth, Orla and Claire. With the summer holidays just around the corner, when they’re not dodging chores at home or the vigilant Sister Una at school, these inseparable friends are searching for new adventures. Then Maeve attracts the attention of local heart-throb Brian Power, finds her priorities changing and inadvertently lets her friends down when they need her the most. Suddenly life begins to feel a lot more complicated, and becoming an adult no longer seems like such a great idea. With a talented young cast (and a cameo appearance by brother Aidan), actor-turned-writer–director Marian Quinn’s charming feature debut takes a fresh and tender look at the highs and lows of growing up.

—Ilya Tovbis

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—Ilya Tovbis

TOTAL PROGRAM 71 MINS Tuesday, October 7, 5:00 pm

—Kelly Clement Director/Screenwriter Marian Quinn Producer Tommy Weir Cinematographer PJ Dillon Editor Rene Schweitzer Cast Ailish McCarthy, Sophie Jo Wasson, Riona Smith, Orla Long Print Source Beta Film Gmbh

57000 KM Between Us (57000 km entre nous)

Family dysfunction gets a high-tech makeover in French photographer Delphine Kreuter’s dazzling debut feature, a wicked satire of our webocracy’s insatiable fascination with online surveillance and emotional exhibitionism. Cam-crazy mom Margot and her new husband, Michel, record their family’s every waking moment, posting domestic vignettes on their blog to the delight of video voyeurs. Meanwhile, levelheaded teenage daughter Nat maintains physically distant yet strangely intimate friendships, playing interactive computer games with cancer-stricken teen Adrien, and instant-messaging with a middle-aged diaper fetishist (Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, MVFF 2007). Nat yearns most for a flesh-and-blood connection with her transsexual father, Nicole, who, in turn, is hooked on Margot and Michel’s 24/7 transmissions. Figuring out who’s zoom-lensing who is part of the fun in this visually inventive cultural critique that might be described as surreal if it didn’t so creepily resemble our own era of virtual reality. —Steven Jenkins

Friday, October 10, 5:00 pm

Ireland/Germany 2007 89 MINS

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Tuesday, October 7, 7:15 pm

Monday, October 6, 5:00 pm

32A07S, Sequoia

5AT506S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 12, 12:45 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 5:00 pm

32A12S, Sequoia

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v(ision)fest

Sponsored by Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan

Director/Cinematographer Delphine Kreuter Producers Laetitia Gonzalez, Yaël Fogiel Screenwriters Delphine Kreuter, Mathieu Lis, Emmanuel Finkiel Editors Valentine Borlant, Francois Gedigier, Delphine Kreuter Cast Florence Thomassin, Pascal Bongard, Marie Burgun, Hadrien Bouvier, Stephanie Michelini, Mohamed Rouabhi Print Source Les Films du Poisson

France 2007 82 MINS Tuesday, October 7, 9:45 pm 57KM07S, Sequoia Friday, October 10, 9:45 pm 57KM10R, Rafael

Sponsored by Marin French Cheese Company

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children’s filmfest

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Adam Resurrected

All Together Now

The Amazing Osamu Tezuka

American Violet

TRIBUTE • Former Berlin magician and circus impresario Adam Stein (a winningly theatrical Jeff Goldblum) is an enthralling, enigmatic patient at the Seizling Institute, a remote Israeli rehabilitation outpost for Holocaust survivors. Entertainer, clairvoyant, sophisticate and lothario, Stein veers from brilliance to eroticism, horror and madness, with flashbacks to the physical and psychological demoralization he endured under Commandant Klein (Willem Dafoe) in the Stellring death camp. Stein appears to have everyone stymied and overawed, but an unusual new patient seems to have the magnetic power to break him free of the grip of his relentless torment. Awardwinning screenwriter (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Affliction) and director Paul Schrader brilliantly re-creates Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk’s powerful 1969 novel about the excruciating choices Holocaust victims made in order to stay alive, and their indelible impact on the psyche.

When a bolt of inspiration struck Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, writer-director Dominic Champagne and guitarist George Harrison, sparks flew in all directions, and the musical tribute show Love was born. All Together Now tells the remarkable tale of this gestation period and its audacious offspring. Distinct from other Beatles films, its irresistible appeal is writ larger than life in a dazzling explosion of collaborative creation between some of the greatest artists of our day. The incomparable musical ear of Beatles producer Sir George Martin and his son Giles orchestrate the audio while Cirque’s multitalented aerialists and thespians work every inch of the rehearsal space. But the delicate juggling acts are not only onstage, as Champagne must also consider the spirits of the late Harrison and Lennon and the preferences of Yoko Ono, Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Olivia Harrison. From its most intimate to its grandest moments, All Together Now celebrates the creative process in all its glory.

Creator of Astro Boy, among other legendary anime characters, the late Osamu Tezuka is hailed as the “god of manga [the comic book].” This unusual collection showcases the master’s superb, seldom-seen non-anime work. The nonverbal short films creatively employ silence, sound and music. Legend of the Forest (1987), Tezuka-san’s masterpiece 10 years in the making, is his homage to animation, from scratched-on film and pencil drawing to full-color multidimensional images. Set to Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, the film also carries an environmental message. Also included are Jumping (1984), a view of the world through that activity, Broken Down Film (1985), a send-up of American cartoon technique, and a restored episode of the American TV version of Astro Boy (1963). Fred Ladd, Astro Boy’s American “godfather,” will speak after the screenings about the iconic character’s history and about a new Astro Boy movie to be released in 2009. Ages 7+

TOTAL PROGRAM 74 MINS

TRIBUTE • CLOSING NIGHT • ACTIVE CINEMA • Producer-writer Bill Haney (Price of Sugar, MVFF 2007) and director Tim Disney’s outstanding and timely collaboration reveals the unsettling realities of racism, disenfranchisement and power that permeate our imperfect democracy. Based on a true story and set against the backdrop of the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, the tale opens as single mother Dee Roberts (stunning newcomer Nicole Behaire) is wrongfully arrested on drug charges. She refuses to plead guilty and becomes the unlikely plaintiff in a groundbreaking case against a powerful white DA accused of racial bias. Her strong-willed mother, Alma (the ever-impressive Alfre Woodard), is her sole safety net as Dee risks everything to fight for the truth. Innocent until proven guilty is the mantra of our judicial system—except, perhaps, in Texas, where an unreliable informant can get you indicted, the convicted are hounded into plea bargains instead of fighting unjust charges, and African Americans are arrested at a grossly disproportionate rate.

Saturday, October 4, 12:00 pm

—Joanne Parsont

—Joanne Parsont Director Paul Schrader Producer Ehud Bleiberg Screenwriter Noah Stollman Cinematographer Sebastian Edschmid Editor Sandy Saffeels Cast Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, Ayelet Zurer Print Source Bleiberg Entertainment

Germany/Israel/US 2008 106 MINS Saturday, October 4, 7:00 pm TRIB04R, Rafael Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm ADAM07S, Sequoia * For Tribute event information, see page 39.

—John Morrison

—Karen Davis Director Adrian Wills Producers Jonathan Clyde, Martin Bolduc Cinematographer Alain Julfayan Editor Heidi Haines Print Source Apple Corp

AMAZ04S, Sequoia Sunday, October 5, 10:30 am AMAZ05R, Rafael

Canada/UK 2008 84 MINS Sunday, October 5, 5:00 pm ALLT05R, Rafael Monday, October 6, 4:30 pm ALLT06R, Rafael

Sponsored by Sherman Clay

Sponsored by Raymond Vineyards

Director Tim Disney Producer/ Screenwriter Bill Haney Cinematographer Steve Yedlin Editor Nancy Richardson Cast Nicole Behaire, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard Print Source Mitropoulos Films

US 2008 102 MINS Sunday, October 12, 5:00 pm TRIB12R, Rafael Sunday, October 12, 8:00 pm AMER12R, Rafael

With support from Gruber Family Foundation

* For Closing Night event information, see page 23.

Sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi ACTIVE CINEMA • This remarkably delicate and wrenching film eloquently answers its central question: How do you create beauty out of pain? Chilean musician Quique Cruz was incarcerated under Pinochet’s regime. Decades later, he returns to his native country from his present home in the Bay Area, to see artist friends with whom he had been imprisoned and to visit the sites of those devastating earlier years. While the film details the psychic arc of Cruz’s life, from exuberance during Allende’s early presidency to despondency following unspeakable terror and, finally, to renewed hope in the present, it forges from this frame a powerfully beautiful multimedia work. Stunning visuals—overlaid artwork, animated graphics, footage of Cruz in concert—create layers over and behind the narrative footage, while the artist and his intensely evocative music manifest the universal power of art to heal. US Premiere —Carleton Glen Directors/Producers Quique Cruz, Marilyn Mulford Cinematographer Vicente Franco Editor Michael Chandler Print Source Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc.

us cinema

At the River (U reki)

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

For June, feeling alive “means not knowing what comes next.” Bound by family tragedy, June leads a lonely existence, caring for her overbearing father and doting, simple-minded uncle, and finding happiness in life’s small details. Then a stranger in the rain looks into her eyes like no one has before, and she can’t turn away, and the colors, light and rain that she knows so well take on a new meaning. The striking newcomer, Juan Diego, an earnest, struggling immigrant, is equally taken, not just by June’s beauty but by the light that shines within her. Whimsically interwoven with animation, this lyrical, deeply romantic fairy tale about love, fate and family transforms San Francisco into a lush and dreamlike sleepy coastal town where June, as she begins to find her place in the world, discovers that she actually has choices to make. World Premiere

An aged mother and her elderly daughter spend their days finicking, bickering and denouncing each other’s fragile health problems. Despite this overt hostility, a certain tenderness ekes through, and when a stranger’s unannounced visit spurs memories of days long gone, the pair embark on an improbable adventure by the river. Along the way, breathtaking cinematography presents the landscape as carefully as a character and captures a host of idiosyncratic oddballs sleepily milling about the river and its shoreline attractions. These features strangely underscore the gravity of the women’s voyage, imbuing it with a palpable sense of purpose: This is clearly their last outing together. A background tale hinted at throughout seems almost incidental to the deeper connection of the women’s common bloodline. Adapted from two stories by Friedrich Gorenstein (co-writer of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris), director Eva Neymann’s assured debut deftly combines Chekovian humor with moments of unassailable emotional clarity. US Premiere

FOCUS: ASIA • During the Vietnam War, the US employed Laotian soldiers to gain intelligence behind enemy lines. Once the Americans left, however, the families of these guerrilla warriors had to flee or risk persecution. Thavisouk Phrasaveth was one of these refugees, and when then-budding cinematographer Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) met him in 1985, she knew she had to start filming. This arresting documentary, co-directed by the two and more than 23 years in the making, lets Phrasavath tell his story in his own words, from his perilous escape, to the culture shock of living in a Brooklyn crack house, to an eventual reunion with his father . . . with unexpected consequences. Both a critique of the wreckage American foreign policy leaves in its wake and a chronicle of contemporary immigrant experience, The Betrayal pays tribute to the perseverance of the human spirit in the most personal of ways.

—Kristine Kolton Director/Screenwriter/Editor James Savoca Producers Jeremiah Birnbaum, Ralph King Cinematographer Peter Hawkins Cast Samaire Armstrong, Jon Gries, Brad W. Henke, Oscar Guerrero Print Source Fog City Pictures

US 2008 92 MINS Friday, October 3, 7:15 pm AROU03R, Rafael

Sunday, October 5, 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Post Street Surgery Center

Sunday, October 12, 2:00 pm

—Ilya Tovbis Director Eva Neymann Producer Alexander Tkachenko Screenwriters Sergey Chetvertkow, Eva Neymann Cinematographer Alexey Ubeyvolk Editor Irina Blogerman Cast Nina Ruslanova, Marina Polizeymako, Sergey Bechterev, Juriy Nevgamonniy Print Source Odessa Film Studio

ARCH12T, 142 Throckmorton Presented in association with La Peña Cultural Center.

Ukraine 2007 84 MINS Saturday, October 4, 8:30 pm ATTH04R, Rafael

Quique Cruz and musical ensemble Quijerema will perform music from the film score following the fi rst screening.

Sponsored by Zaentz Media Center, A Wareham Development

valley of the docs

Around June

US 2008 88 MINS ARCH05R, Rafael

world cinema

Sunday, October 5, 6:30 pm ATTH05R, Rafael

—David Fear Director Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath Producers Flora Fernandez-Mareneo, Chiemi Karasawa Cinematographer Ellen Kuras Editor Thavisouk Phrasavath Print Source Isotope Films

US/Laos 2008 96 MINS Saturday, October 11, 1:30 pm BETR11S, Sequoia Sunday, October 12, 11:00 am BETR12R, Rafael Presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

us cinema

Presented in association with the Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California.

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The Bird Can’t Fly FOCUS: SOUTHERN AFRICA • Barbara Hershey’s breathtaking performance fuels this captivating crosscultural drama about unlikely family connections and the mysteries of ostriches. Set against gorgeous South African sand dunes, the story revolves around Melody (Hershey), a high-strung chef who returns to the small mining town she left 11 years ago to discover a chaotic, dilapidated place filled with unfamiliar people. Faced with unexpected challenges, including an out-of-control, war-obsessed grandchild with a passion for wild ostriches, and unpredictable relationships with relatives she barely knows, Melody is soon a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Director Threes Anna’s creative camera set-ups perfectly capture wonderful acting and stunning scenery as the story unfolds with authentic emotional impact. Filled with images and situations that resonate for days, The Bird Can’t Fly is a mesmerizing film that raises intriguing questions about the value of community and the function of family. North American Premiere —Brendan Peterson Director/Screenwriter Threes Anna Producers Anton Scholten, Joel Phiri, Tom Maguire, Threes Anna Cinematographer Guido van Gennep Editor Wouter Jansen Cast Barbara Hershey, Yusuf Davids, Tony Kgoroge, John Kani Print Source East West Film Distribution

Netherlands/South Africa/Ireland 2007 89 MINS Friday, October 3, 7:15 pm BIRD03S, Sequoia Thursday, October 9, 4:45 pm

valley of the docs

world cinema

Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

Brink of Life: A Collection of Swedish Shorts

When the late Lee Atwater wasn’t playing blues guitar, he was reinventing the Republican Party. An intern to Strom Thurmond and a role model for Karl Rove, Atwater’s fascinating trip from small-time Southern boy to the most powerful man in politics is the focus of this riveting documentary. Interviews with friends and foes combine with political footage from the 1970s and ‘80s to paint a complicated picture of a Republican rebel at the top of his game. From blues great B.B. King to presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, engaging, funny and sometimes scary Atwater stories illustrate how this wild man could be loved and hated by so many Americans. Filmmaker Stefan Forbes’ even-handed construction highlights the many sides of the man who pulled the campaign strings for Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and others, exposing profound truths in an intriguing history lesson that resonates with this highly charged political season.

Some of us cherish and revel in life; others fear it, tune out and wait for disaster to strike. In this shorts collection, it is our actions, or lack thereof, that define us. In Erik Rosenlund’s animated Checkoo (12 mins), an office drone risks all to be like the others, while a bored husband and wife manifest their darkest desires during a deadly game of Scrabble in Magnus Holmgren’s Tile M for Murder (8 mins), and a nephew discovers the morose repercussions of his uncle’s eccentric behavior in Mats Olof Olsson’s My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow (9 mins). The revelation of solitude dawns on an aging man sent to a nursing home in Karolina Jonsson’s The First Day (11 mins), while Håkan Wennström’s animated Outdoor Life (8 mins) examines the iridescent beauty of a life lived outside the known, and a lonely boy attempts to save his drunken father and damaged home life in Dan Levy Dagerman’s The Games of Night (23 mins). Finally, in a dazzling collection of works by acclaimed music-video director Magnus Renfors, heartache, mystery, yearning and life linger on.

—Brendan Peterson Director/Screenwriter/ Cinematographer/Editor Stefan Forbes Producers Stefan Forbes, Noland Walker Print Source InterPositive Media

—Joshua Moore

world cinema

Burned Hearts (Al Koloub al mouhtariqua)

The contradictions of Moroccan society—culturally vibrant and playfully flirtatious yet stiflingly traditional and disturbingly patriarchal—are viewed with bemused resignation in writerdirector Ahmed El Maanouni’s unique take on that melancholy truism, “You can’t go home again.” Having escaped the tumult and tension of his birthplace a decade ago, handsome young architect Amin hesitantly returns to Fez when he learns that his stern uncle (an abusive ironsmith who prevented Amin from pursuing his studies) is on his deathbed. Long-dormant resentments surface, and Amin must reconcile the family ties of his painful past with the hardwon independence of adulthood. Gorgeously shot in luminous blackand-white, scored with intoxicating Moroccan folk music and enlivened by unexpected romance and a pilfered suitcase full of scorpions, Burned Hearts—like the Sufi philosopher whose ruminations bookend this timeless tale—is wise to life in all its wounding, wondrous complexity. North American Premiere —Steven Jenkins

TOTAL PROGRAM 86 MINS US 2008 86 MINS PRECEDED BY

Bloodsucker West Nile virus . . . empty swimming pools . . . home foreclosures in Contra Costa County. Connect the dots: Who are the bloodsuckers?

Saturday, October 4, 3:30 pm BRIN04R, Rafael Thursday, October 9, 9:45 pm BRIN09R, Rafael

cinema

Director/Screenwriter Ahmed El Maanouni Producer Badria Jaïdi Cinematographer Pierre Boffety Editor Oussama Oussidhoum Cast Hicham Bahloul, Mohaded Derhem, Mohamed Marouazi, Amal Setta, Nadia Alami Print Source KS Visions

Morocco 2007 84 MINS Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 pm

Director Meghan O’Hara

BURH08R, Rafael

US 2008 4 MINS

Saturday, October 11, 6:45 pm BURH11R, Rafael

BIRD09R, Rafael

TOTAL PROGRAM 90 MINS

Sponsored by Marin Magazine

Saturday, October 11, 5:30 pm

cinema

BOOG11S, Sequoia Sunday, October 12, 4:15 pm BOOG12T, 142 Throckmorton

Sponsored by A Party Center

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Burning the Future: Coal in America ACTIVE CINEMA • “Mountaintop mining” sounds harmless enough. But when their tops are removed and there’s nothing left to absorb the rain, the mountains themselves come sliding down, flooding the land and the water table. Thick black sludge runs from household taps, while toxic slurry from prepping coal for market leaches into wells, poisoning residents. Appalachians like Maria Gunnoe, whose family has lived on the same land in West Virginia since the 1700s and who nearly lost her house due to unprecendented torrential flooding, are banding together to fight the callous disregard of the coal companies and their political accomplices. Meanwhile, the West Virginia Coal Association maintains that the flooding isn’t caused by its work, which it calls “artistic sculpting” of the landscape. Director David Novack’s powerful film exposes this still-raging epic battle between human and environmental health and opportunistic business interests, and the dark irony behind the term “clean coal.” —Carleton Glen Director David Novack Producers David Novack, Alexis Zoullas Screenwriters David Novack, Richard Hankin Cinematographers James Scott Shelley, Samuel Henriques Editor Richard Hankin Print Source Odessa Films

children’s filmfest

world cinema

Butterflies (Pirret)

Cactus

In English and Swedish with English subtitles read either aloud or on our closed headphone system. What is it like to fly? Six-year-old Ana has a gift: When she gets “butterflies” in her stomach she flies. The first time it happens she lands in a tall tree, earning her a trip to the hospital to see what makes her levitate. There she meets a very sick boy who can benefit from her gift. This fine Swedish film mixes humor and drama with a deft hand. Two terrific girl-centered companion films round out this program: Seven-year-old Robin decides she’s going to swim with the boys in No Bikini (Claudia Morgado, Canada 8 mins); and in the documentary Kick Like a Girl (Jenny Mackenzie, US 25 mins), a Salt Lake City girls’ soccer team is so good they play in the boys’ league and teach their male competitors some lessons in pride and prejudice. Ages 7+

A man is abducted in the middle of the night. He awakens the next morning to find himself trussed up in the backseat of a car heading into the Australian outback. Who is this man, what has he done, and who is the guy behind the wheel? Welcome to Cactus, an unrelenting dramatic duet pulsating with energy. Terse exchanges between kidnapper and victim slowly peel away layers of mystery, revealing complexities neither could have imagined about the other. Talented newcomers Travis McMahon and David Lyons electrify the screen with gritty, uncompromising performances, garnering both sympathy and loathing in a film that refuses to pigeonhole its characters as either hero or villain. With a surprise at every turn, Cactus is flat-out thrilling, visually intense with the harsh beauty of the outback and explosive with the ramifications of two men at the limits of self-control and self-destruction.

—John Morrison Director Kjell-Åke Andersson Producers Francy Suntinger, Lina Jansson Screenwriter Marianne Strand Cinematographer Olof Johnson Editor Petra Ahlin Cast Alice Havrell, Frida Hallgren Print Source Swedish Film Institute

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Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon ACTIVE CINEMA • West Marin is one of the world’s most beautiful places, and Bolinas Lagoon, home to an array of wildlife, is its crown jewel. Over the years, this wetland has undergone dramatic changes, becoming smaller, shallower and muddier. Call It Home is the compelling story of the community’s decades-long debate over the lagoon: Some feel its dramatic changes are part of a natural evolution; others believe only human intervention can save it. Executive producer Nancy Olin and producerdirectors Bill Chayes and the late Chuck Olin lay out the controversy’s historical context, which includes the fight to preserve open land in Marin County, the rise of environmentalism and the passion humans feel for their natural environment. Within this framework, a host of people and groups with diverse interests try to agree on what steps, if any, to take.

—Joshua Moore

—Nora Isaacs

Director/Screenwriter Jasmine YuenCarrucan Producers Bryan Brown, Paul Sullivan Cinematographer Florian Emmerich Editor Mark Perry Cast Travis McMahon, David Lyons, Bryan Brown, Shane Jacobson Print Source Open Space Films

Directors/Producers/Cinematographers Bill Chayes, Chuck Olin Screenwriters Isaac Solotaroff, Bill Chayes Editor Isaac Solotaroff Print Source Chayes Productions

US 2008 57 MINS

Sweden 2007 52 MINS Australia 2007 89 MINS

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TOTAL PROGRAM 85 MINS

Sunday, October 5, 7:15 pm

Thursday, October 9, 4:00 pm

CACT05S, Sequoia

Seeds of In Good Heart: Soil and the Mystery of Fertility

BUTT09R, Rafael

Tuesday, October 7, 9:30 pm

US 2007 89 MINS

Sunday, October 12, 10:00 am

CACT07R, Rafael

Friday, October 3, 6:45 pm

BUTT12S, Sequoia

BURF03R, Rafael

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Sunday, October 5, 4:45 pm

Sponsored by Qantas Airways

The earth is alive, and soil provides the most important link between the food we eat and a living, breathing planet. Director Deborah Koons Garcia

BURF05S , Sequoia

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US 2008 14 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 71 MINS Sunday, October 5, 5:00 pm CALL05S, Sequoia Friday, October 10, 7:30 pm CALL10R, Rafael Presented in association with Marin Organic.

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world cinema

Captain Abu Raed

Cherry Blossoms

Children of the Amazon

Cumbia Connection (Cumbia callera)

A widower and airport custodian, Abu Raed (Nadim Sawalha) is content to blend into the background and mind his own business. Finding a pilot’s cap in the garbage one day, he wears it home on a whim, and the children in his neighborhood decide he’s a world traveler. As “Captain” Abu obliges, telling the children stories about his journeys far and wide, he finds himself increasingly involved in their lives, as well as offering fatherly advice to a female flight attendant (Rana Sultan) who is struggling against traditional society. Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance this year, Amin Matalqa’s touching drama presents a multilayered look at contemporary life in Amman and a stunning performance from veteran actor Sawalha. It’s the film’s emphasis on the importance of storytelling, however, that turns this Moby Dick–inspired tale into a Cinema Paradiso–style heartwarmer.

(Kirschblüten - Hanami)

ACTIVE CINEMA • The expectant, innocent gazes of the beautiful, brown-eyed children of the Surui and Negarote tribes look out from photographs Brazilian-born filmmaker Denise Zmekhol took some 15 years ago. Now, as these captivating images lure her back to the rainforest to see what has become of this young generation of indigenous Amazonians, she is stunned by the dramatic changes in their way of life. As massive deforestation wreaks havoc on their land, the now-grown children of once isolated tribes awkwardly straddle the worlds of their native traditions and of ever-encroaching Western civilization. Tribal leaders walk a treacherous line between economic survival and sustaining the legacy of cultural-environmental preservation of activists like Chico Mendes, who risked his life to forge an alliance between indigenous people and the rubber tappers that use the forest for their livelihoods. Haunting music and lush cinematography beautifully render this life-and-death story that, ultimately, affects the entire planet. World Premiere

In steamy Monterrey, Mexico, a young man with a video camera catches sight of a beautiful, punky girl—moments before she steals a pair of pink Converse high-tops. Staring through his lens, he follows her home and later watches, rewatches and photoshops the footage, becoming increasingly intrigued by the sultry thief. She has a thuggish boyfriend, but that doesn’t stop the smitten cinematographer from slinking around, filming her every move. Before it becomes creepy, but not before you can say “love triangle,” boy and girl meet face-to-face. The entire film is scored with a nearly seamless track of accordian-heavy cumbia tunes that set the emotional tone for almost every scene. Who needs dialogue when you can say just about everything worth saying through music? Filmmaker René Villarreal’s fine mix of visuals and music is as memorable as his fetching young cast in this sexy, stylish film.

Like two cabbage rolls side by side, middle-aged couple Trudi and Rudi lead a routine life in a sleepy German town. When Trudi learns Rudi is terminally ill, she can’t tell him but wants him to see his family one last time. They visit Berlin, where two of their grown children have little time or interest for them, but their plans to travel to Tokyo to see their other child are unexpectedly disrupted when Trudi herself dies. Left with Trudi’s suitcase, containing reminders of her interests that he had discouraged, Rudi pushes on to Tokyo, where he finds no real sympathy with his son but discovers a new understanding of his wife, and of himself. Acclaimed director Doris Dörrie (How to Cook Your Life, 2007; Enlightenment Guaranteed, 2000) drew from Yasujiro Ozu’s classic Tokyo Story for this beautifully acted tale of life, love and renewal. —Frako Loden

—David Fear Director/Screenwriter Amin Matalqa Producer David Pritchard Cinematographer Reinhart Peschke Editor Laith Al-Majali Cast Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous, Udey Al-Qiddissi, Ghandi Saber, Dina Ra’ad-Yaghnam Print Source Gigapix Studios

Director/Screenwriter Doris Dörrie Cinematographer Hanno Lentz Editors Frank C. Müller, Inez Regnier Producers Molly von Fürstenberg, Harald Kügler Cast Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki, Maximilian Brückner Print Source Strand Releasing

Germany/France 2008 127 MINS Friday, October 3, 9:30 pm

Jordan 2007 102 MINS Friday, October 10, 7:30 pm CAPT10S, Sequoia

CHER03S, Sequoia

Director/Producer Denise Zmekhol Screenwriters Michael J. Moore, Ellen Bruno, Denise Bostrom, Olivia Crawford Cinematographer Antonio Luiz Mendes Editor Jennifer Chinlund Print Source ZDFILMS

CHER06S, Sequoia Presented in association with GoetheInstitut San Francisco.

Sponsored by Pacific Union Sponsored by Joie de Vivre Hotels

Director/Producer René Villarreal Screenwriters Ana Rebuelta, René Villarreal Cinematographer Antonio Beltran Hernandez Cast Fernanda García Castañeda, Oliver Cantú Lozano, Andul Zambrano Print Source René U. Villarreal

Mexico 2007 95 MINS Saturday, October 4, 9:00 pm CUMB04R, Rafael

Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 12, 4:45 pm CAPT12R, Rafael

—Joanne Parsont

—Cheryl Eddy

US/Brazil 2008 72 MINS

Sunday, October 5, 1:30 pm

Saturday, October 4, 7:15 pm

CUMB05R, Rafael

CHIL04S, Sequoia Sunday, October 5, 4:00 pm CHIL05T, 142 Throckmorton Presented in association with Amazon Action Team and Rainforest Action Network.

Presented in association with Canal Alliance.

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Découpage Digital

Every Night, Loneliness (Har shab,

Everything Is Fine (Tout est parfait)

Explore

These shorts will touch the hearts and minds of everyone who has sought inspiration in a dream. Peter Byrne, Carole Woodlock and Michaela Eremiasova’s murmur (US 7 mins) and Tiffany DoeskenPolos’ Mosaic Mecanique (US 6 mins) explore the porous membrane between real and virtual imagery and sound. Samuel Stout’s There Is No There There (US 4 mins) pays silent homage to the late Stan Brakhage. Steve Friendship’s Delhi Handkerchief (UK 5 mins) and Baba Hillman’s Through Your Eyes (US 8 mins) are lyrical story-fragments connecting women with the cycles of nature. Wesley Wetherington’s A Song for the Everyday (US 4 mins), Igor and Ivan Buharov’s ONeHeADWOrD PrOteCtiON (Canada 7 mins) and Jacob Bricca’s Pure (US 5 mins) are montagebased films charged with social commentary and satire. And The Secret Apocalyptic Love Diaries (Enid Baxter Blader, US 12 mins), Through These Trackless Waters (Elizabeth Henry, US 13 mins) and Ella and the Astronaut (Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, US 8 mins) navigate the rough terrain of human relations, from the intimate to the intergalactic.

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A suicide pact among a group of teenage boys devastates a quiet town and leaves unanswered questions about how it could have happened. For Josh, the only member of the group to be left out of the pact, life continues but with the specter of the suicides hanging over him wherever he goes. The corners of the town all seem to hold memories of his lost friends, while adults look to him for answers and wonder why he was left behind. Josh finds some relief in a melancholic and bittersweet bond that forms with the girlfriend of one of his deceased buddies and with the grieving father of another. Director Yves Christian Fournier’s haunting debut feature makes excellent use of an extraordinary cast of young actors, capturing exactly the conflicted nature of adolescence, the pain of loss and the courage it takes to find a way to go on.

ACTIVE CINEMA • Extraordinary people and their work are at the heart of these films from Explore, a signature project of the Annenberg Foundation. Filmmaker Charles Annenberg Weingarten’s explorations of remarkable people, ideas, communities and cultures engage his subjects with the openness and inquisitiveness of a true seeker. India’s Song (And the Vanishing Art of Listening) (46 mins) looks at the music of India as gateway to the soul, a healing tool, an expression of nature—and endangered species. For a master musician, music is a life journey; India’s Song gives us the opportunity to witness this profound heritage. Set in the occupied West Bank, where violence is a daily reality, No Child Is Born a Terrorist (21 mins) visits the inspired Freedom Theatre, an incredible theater project for young people, and questions the notion of what a terrorist is. In Kokua Hawaii Foundation (4 mins), we meet stellar musician—and Hawaiian environmentalist—Jack Johnson, teaching children about the environment as he leads his young acolytes in a chorus of “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” The power of creativity to transform simply radiates through these films.

—Karen Davis

In award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rasoul Sadrameli’s latest, his main character, Atieh, states, “To have belief is happiness worth envy.” Atieh, a radio program host, thinks she is pregnant, only to find out she instead has a serious illness. Desperate for a miracle, her husband Hamid takes her on a pilgrimage from Tehran to the holy city of Mashad. While in the mosque, Atieh finds and cares for a lost little girl, and seems to recover a part of herself. As he continues his focus on complex female characters (following on the heels of his award-winning The Girl in the Sneakers, one of Iran’s most successful films, and I’m Taraneh, 15, submitted for an Academy Award in 2003), Sadrameli also demonstrates once again his ability to create an intriguing film aesthetic, offering us a subtle yet exact cinematic world that explores the complexities of faith, belief and connections between people and within oneself. US Premiere —Kirthi Nath Director Rasoul Sadrameli Producer Seyed Kamal Tabatabaee Screenwriters Kambozia Partovi, Rasoul Sadrameli Cinematographer Faraj Heydari Editor Bahram Dehghani Cast Leyla Hatami, Hamed Behdad, Marian Gharajeh Print Source CMI

—Rachel Aloy Director Yves Christian Fournier Producer Nicole Robert Screenwriter Guillaume Vigneault Cinematographer Sara Mishara Editor Yvann Thibaudeau Cast Maxime Dumontier, Chloé Bourgeois, Maxime Bessette, Jean-Noël Raymond-Jetté, Niels Schneider, Sébastien Bergeron Carranza Print Source Séville Pictures

Canada 2007 118 MINS Saturday, October 4, 11:15 am

TOTAL PROGRAM 78 MINS Saturday, October 4, 1:00 pm

Iran 2008 83 MINS

EVEF04R, Rafael

DEC04T, 142 Throckmorton

Friday, October 10, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 5, 6:45 pm

Saturday, October 11, 6:30 pm

EVNL10S, Sequoia

EVEF05R, Rafael

DEC11T, 142 Throckmorton

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—Zoë Elton Director Charles Annenberg Weingarten

TOTAL PROGRAM 74 MINS Saturday, October 4, 5:00 pm EXPL04S, Sequoia Monday, October 6, 7:15 pm EXPL06R, Rafael

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us cinema

Fire Under the Snow

Flash of Genius

Four Seasons Lodge

Frank Dead Souls

ACTIVE CINEMA • Fire Under the Snow is a graceful, unequivocal answer to the question of how to keep peace and purpose in our hearts in the midst of terrible suffering. Palden Gyatso was a Tibetan monk living a quiet life before the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Arrested by the Chinese for attending a rally, he endured torture, starvation, jail and forced labor for 33 years. After his release, Palden escaped to Dharamsala, India, home of the Tibetan exile community. There he became an activist speaking out against the Chinese occupation, giving voice to thousands of dead or imprisoned Tibetans. Interweaving interviews with Palden, political prisoners, family members and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, director Makoto Sasa illuminates this true survivor’s heartbreaking, riveting story, shining a light on the human cost of China’s occupation, while teaching us how to live with greater purpose, compassion and conviction.

The road to invention is often paved with obsession. But getting an invention out into the world can be more challenging than just getting it to work. This based-onreal-events tale opens in 1960s Detroit, as unassuming engineering professor and father of six Robert Kearns (wonderfully played by Greg Kinnear) thinks he’s hit the jackpot after successfully developing an intermittent windshield wiper in his suburban basement. On the fast track to a deal with Ford, Kearns is stunned when the automotive powerhouse pulls out, and then devastated when his Blinking Eye wiper suddenly appears on the latest model Ford Mustang. Spiraling through stress, paranoia and breakdown, Kearns remains singlemindedly fi xated on taking Ford to task for their blatant grand theft auto. He spends years battling their titanic corporate forces, but is the credit for his invention worth sacrificing his marriage, his family, his livelihood— and his sanity?

In 1979, a group of families created a retreat in the Catskills and began spending the summers there together, enjoying each other’s company and whiling away the evenings with the entertainment of Borscht Belt bands and comedians. Director Andrew Jacobs’ powerful, rich film captures the energy and spirit of these now-senior citizens, all of them Holocaust survivors who, perhaps because they survived such tragedy, seem all the more capable of enjoying life. Working with a classic team of cinematographers, including the legendary Albert Maysles (MVFF Tributee, 2004), Jacobs approaches the inhabitants in an understated style as they play cards and discuss the luck that let them survive Nazism. Filmed during the community’s last summer before the lodge went up for sale, Four Seasons Lodge speaks to the young at heart as well as the survivor, proving that both often come in the same package.

FOCUS: SOUTHERN AFRICA • MVFF resident auteur Rob Nilsson (MVFF Tributee, 2000) brings his signature style (working with nonactors and an improvised script) to South Africa. An anxious but affable junior executive leads the staff of Frank, a fledgling magazine, on a team-building bus trip in a last-ditch effort to revive and revamp the magazine’s image. Tasked with motivating the staff, he masks his resentment with awkward humor to create a rapport with his co-workers, resulting in a tone reminiscent of The Office on wheels. The myriad black, white and mixed-race characters on the Frank bus elicit an atmosphere rife with tension, flirtation, humor and self-revelation, in stark contrast to that of the callous corporate leadership pulling strings. Frank Dead Souls slyly navigates the rough waters of greed-fueled postmodernity, steering us toward the hopeful shores of humanity. A co-production of Interactive Africa and Citizen Cinema. World Premiere

—Nora Isaacs

—Joanne Parsont

Director Makoto Sasa Producers Makoto Sasa, Jim Browne, Vladan Nikolic Cinematographer Vladimir Subotic, Lincoln Maguire Editor Milica Zec Print Source Argot Pictures

US/Japan 2008 75 MINS Sunday, October 5, 12:15 pm FIRE05S, Sequoia Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm FIRE09S, Sequoia Presented in association with Bay Area Friends of Tibet.

Director Marc Abraham Producers Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Michael Lieber Screenwriter Philip Railsback Cinematographer Dante Spinotti Editor Jill Savitt Cast Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney Print Source Universal Pictures

—Sara Schieron

—Victoria Lucas Director Andrew Jacobs Producers Matt Lavine, Andrew Jacobs Screenwriters Kim Connell, Andrew Jacobs, Jean Pasley Cinematographers Albert Maysles, Andrew Federman , Avi Kastoriano, Justin Schein Editors Aaron Soffi n, Kim Connell Print Source Four Seasons Project

US 2008 100 MINS

Director Rob Nilsson Producers Rob Nilsson, Ravi Naidoo, Chikara Motomura, Karol Martesko Cinematographers Chikara Motomura, Drow Millar Editor Drow Millar Cast Denny Day, Evert Lombaert, Fadila Lagadien, Omonike Akinyemi, Mpho Masilela, Greg Cameraon Print Source Citizen Cinema

US 2008 119 MINS

Saturday, October 11, 12:00 am

Thursday, October 2, 9:45 pm

FOUR11R, Rafael

US/South Africa 2008 97 MINS

FLAS02R, Rafael

Sunday, October 12, 2:30 pm

Friday, October 3, 9:45 pm

Sponsored by Marin Independent Journal

FOUR12R, Rafael

FRAN03R, Rafael Friday, October 10, 7:00 pm

Presented in association with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

FRAN10T, 142 Throckmorton

Sponsored by Marin Acura

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Fujian Blue (Jin bi hui huang)

God Man Dog (Lio lang shen go ren)

Goodnight Irene

Guest of Cindy Sherman

FOCUS: ASIA • There are a million stories in the Fujian province, home of China’s notorious no-man’s-land known as “the Golden Triangle.” Director Robin Weng’s extraordinary and exhilarating two-part debut feature concentrates on two of these. The Neon Knights follows a gang of young thugs whose activities underwrite the lifestyle of a group of blackmailing adulterers. When they set their sights on a fellow gang member’s mother (who has her own ties to the underworld), their days of raves and roses seem at an end. At Home, At Sea focuses on the exile of one of the criminals to a nearby island, where a plan to guard the gang’s bounty goes awry. Like his countryman Jia Zhangke, Weng presents China’s capitalist “glory days” from the perspective of the hustlers and hucksters; it’s his unmerciful clarity and casual nihilism that are truly unlike anything else you’ve seen before. US Premiere

FOCUS: ASIA • The intersecting lives of ordinary people form the rich tapestry of God Man Dog, an absorbing ensemble drama by Taiwanese director-screenwriter Singing Chen (she wrote Spider Lilies [2007]) that looks at spirituality on both literal and metaphorical levels. Witnessing life’s ironies, the story follows, among others, a truck driver who can’t afford to fix his artificial leg; an alcoholic aboriginal man who transports expensive fruit but finds himself to be less valued than a peach; and a depressed young mother who is urged by a caller to try out the “seven color prosperity stone” beauty treatment at the local spa (hardly balm for a troubled soul). Then a random event tosses lives together and creates an unexpected opening. Melancholic yet rhapsodic, this life-affirming film is shot through with moments of enlightenment, some of which happen to be literally neon bright. US Premiere

What brings people together in friendship and keeps them there? Alex, a misanthropic aging English actor living in Portugal, finds himself unwillingly pulled into a friendship with Irene, the beautiful young painter next door who disrupts his resentment and bitterness with her passion and her ability to rival his sarcasm. Irene inexplicably vanishes, and Alex finds himself sharing the unfolding mystery with Bruno, a lonely young man and disaffected soul who is also attached to Irene. Obsessed with finding her, the two spend day after day tearing apart Irene’s past for clues to her disappearance, without realizing that the alliance that is growing between them extends beyond the search for Irene. This touching film by director Paolo Marinou-Blanco is a charming and haunting tale of friendships found and lost, and the way in which people we don’t expect can forever change our lives. North American Premiere

1980s New York City hipster Paul H-O (his self-adopted moniker) is an affable bad boy of the downtown art scene, gleefully shredding its cloak of pretension with his low-fi public access show, Gallery Beat. A tireless crasher of glitterati art openings, H-O is shocked to score an interview with notoriously reclusive shapeshifting photographer Cindy Sherman—and positively baffled when his playful on-screen flirtations are reciprocated. At first it seems that H-O has “hit the jackpot”—he and Cindy move into a fancy new house, he has sudden entré into the clandestine world of ultrafame, he even develops a previously unknown fashion sense! Soon, however, he is riddled with self-doubt and overwhelmed by Sherman’s iconic status. Much more than an intimate portrait of Sherman’s phenomenal talent, this smart, funny, selfrevelatory doc raises important questions about gender roles, power and fame, and the unavoidable jealousy that eats at relationships.

—David Fear

—Cheryl Eddy

—Rachel Aloy

Director Robin Weng Producer Weng Xiuping Screenwriters Robin Weng, Chen Tiao, Lin Yile Cinematographers Hai Tao, Shang Yi , Wang Yan Editor Zeng Jian Cast Jin Luo, Xiaopeng Zhu, Shu Chen, Yinan Wang, Yile Lin Print Source Spier Films

Director/Editor Singing Chen Producer Yeh Ju Feng Screenwriters Singing Chen, Lou Yi-an Cinematographer Shen Koshang Cast Tarcy Su, Jack Kao, Chang Han, Jonathan Chang Print Source Fame Universal Entertainment Ltd

China 2007 91 MINS

Taiwan 2007 119 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Paolo MarinouBlanco Producers Maria João Mayer, François D’Artemare Cinematographer Miguel Sales Lopes Editors Vanessa Pimentel, Pedro Ribeiro, Paolo MarinouBlanco Cast Robert Pugh, Nuno Lopes, Rita Loureiro Print Source Films Do Tejo II

Saturday, October 4, 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 5, 1:15 pm

FUJ04R, Rafael

GODM05R, Rafael

Monday, October 6, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 9:00 pm

FUJ06S, Sequoia

GODM08R, Rafael

Presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

Presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

—Ilya Tovbis Directors Paul H-O, Tom Donahue Producers Paul H-O, Tom Donahue, Anura Idupucanti, Christopher Trela Cinematographer Dane Lawing Editor Tom Donahue Print Source Paul Hasegawa-Overacker

Portugal 2007 98 MINS

US 2008 90 MINS

Monday, October 6, 8:30 pm

Monday, October 6, 9:45 pm

GOOD06R, Rafael

GUES06S, Sequoia

Saturday, October 11, 12:45 pm

Saturday, October 11, 8:45 pm

GOOD11S, Sequoia

GUES11T, 142 Throckmorton

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The Guitar

Hafez

Hair: Let the Sun Shine In

Hania

This is a captivating tale of a woman’s journey into the depths of her innermost desires. After Manhattanite Melody Wilder is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she throws caution to the wind and gives free rein to wish fulfillment. She succumbs to cravings, curiosities and appetites (namely a red electric guitar coveted since childhood), and pursues adventures she only dreamed about before her diagnosis. In the course of this barrage of dramatic change, she begins to embrace what it means to live fully and deeply. Not unlike her father, Amy Redford makes excellent use of her acting experience in crafting her mesmerizing directorial debut. Carried by a dazzling Saffron Burrows (The Bank Job, Boston Legal), Redford creates a moody yet empathetic character whose path is strewn with surprising twists and turns. A heady, entertaining, thoughtprovoking parable about living fully in the present, provocatively spiced with the notion of second chances.

In contemporary Iran, young Hafez (the charismatic Mehdi Moradi) is a talented scholar dedicated to poetry—sometimes to the ire of his teachers. He is assigned to teach religion and philosophy to Nabat (Kumiko Aso), the beautiful daughter of the grand mufti. As they sit in adjacent rooms separated by a low wall, the connection between the two is palpable. She recites one of his own poems; surprised, Hafez takes an illicit peek at his charge, for which he’s sent away. Hafez then embarks on a journey that becomes a personal and spiritual quest. Beautifully shot and with a great score (from percussive daf music to Yungchen Lhamo), filmmaker Abolfazl Jalili’s lyrical reflection on love, devotion and art confirms his position as an important voice in Iranian cinema, in this impressive homage to the film’s namesake and inspiration, the beloved Persian poet. North American Premiere

“Hair isn’t a show—it’s a movement,” says actor Ben Vereen, original cast member of the musical that roused the collective unconscious of a generation. This evocative homage provides a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, including writer-lyricists Gerome Ragni and James Rado and composer Galt Macdermot. Setting the work in its historical context, Let the Sun Shine In shows us how Hair channeled the outrage of a generation, while introducing the idea that an era of peace and love (aka the Age of Aquarius) was possible. Entwining past and present footage, the film testifies to the continuing relevance of Hair’s key themes of race, gender, sex and war. With Keith Carradine, Milos Forman, Melba Moore, Johnny Carson and Diane Keaton.

FOCUS: POLAND • Snow falls over a twinkling Polish metropolis as Christmas approaches, yet mismatched marrieds Wojtek (an overworked ad man) and Ola (a musician nervously keeping time to the ticking of her biological clock) are lacking holiday spirit. While he kowtows to his smarmy boss, she cozies up to an old flame and yearns for a baby. Convinced that exposure to a cute kid will change Wojtek’s mind about parenthood, Ola brings home a young orphan for a weekend of tree-decorating and family bonding. Kacper is no ordinary boy, however, and as Christmas Eve arrives and falling stars light the night sky, miracles both domestic and otherworldly seem to occur, changing their lives forever. No stranger to intense drama, Academy Award–winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List) crafts a beautifully shot, disarmingly tender tale of hope, faith and redemption. US Premiere

—Nora Isaacs Director Amy Redford Producer Bob Jason Screenwriter Amos Poe Cinematographer Bobby Bukowski Editor David Leonard Cast Saffron Burrows Print Source Cinetic Media

US 2007 92 MINS Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm GUIT09R, Rafael Saturday, October 11, 8:00 pm GUIT11S, Sequoia

—Nora Isaacs Director/Screenwriter Pola Rapaport Producers Sylvie Cazin Cinematographer Wolgang Held Editor Yen Le Van Print Source Binding Light, Inc.

—Zoë Elton Director/Screenwriter/ Cinematographer/Editor Abolfazl Jalili Producer Yuji Sadai Screenwriter/ Cinematographer/Editor Abolfazl Jalili Cast Mehdi Moradi, Kamiko Aso, Mehdi Negahban, Hamide Hedayati Print Source Bitter Ends, Inc.

Iran/Japan 2007 98 MINS Saturday, October 4, 11:30 am HAFE04R, Rafael Sunday, October 5, 8:30 pm HAFE05R, Rafael

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US 2007 65 MINS PRECEDED BY

I Just Wanted to Be Somebody An open letter to Anita Bryant, the American pop singer and former beauty queen who, in 1977, led a crusade against homosexuality that ultimately ended her career and kicked off decades of gay activism. Director Jay Rosenblatt

—Steven Jenkins Director/Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski Producers Juliusz Machulski, Wojciech Danowski, Grzegorz Hajdarowicz Screenwriter Andrzej Golda Editor Krzysztof Szpetmanski Cast Agnieszka Grochowska, Lukasz Simlat, Maciej Stolarczyk, Bartek Kasprzykowski, Halina Labonarska, Malgorzata Kozuchowska Print Source Janusz Kaminski

US 2006 10 MINS

Bachelorette, 34

Poland 2007 100 MINS

A mother goes on a hilarious and heartfelt mission to find a suitable marriage partner for her filmmaker daughter.

Saturday, October 11, 7:00 pm

Director Kara Herold

US 2008 30 MINS

HAN11R, Rafael Presented in association with PoloniaSF.org.

Sponsored by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company

TOTAL PROGRAM 95 MINS Monday, October 6, 9:30 pm HAIR06R, Rafael Saturday, October 11, 4:00 pm HAIR11S, Sequoia

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Happy-Go-Lucky

Heart of Fire (Feuerherz)

Hello, Stranger (Cher-eum man-nan

Hi De Ho Show

SPOTLIGHT • Director Mike Leigh recalibrates his incisive exploration of working-class grit and grapple in this brightly colored character study of perhaps the happiest person in London. Meet Poppy (Sally Hawkins): a free-spirited, single, 30-year-old primary school teacher. Like a human rainbow, she is perpetually cheerful and good humored. A painful round of physical therapy can make her laugh; the theft of her beloved bicycle is met with a simple, “I didn’t get to say goodbye.” But not everyone responds to Poppy’s good cheer with equal appreciation, including her uptight driving instructor, Scott. Hawkins’ exceptional performance (winner of the Silver Bear award for Best Actress at the Berlinale) embodies all that is at once endearing and irritating in Poppy’s persona as she encounters a series of people and events that challenge even her unfathomable optimism, raising the question, Just how hard is it to be happy? US Premiere

In 1981, Eritrea was in the midst of a battle for independence from Ethiopia, but no battle was as violent as the one the Eritrean rebels waged against each other. A young girl named Awet is taken from the warm nest of a Catholic orphanage and delivered to the rebels as a future warrior. Awet’s passion for the rebellion strikes a chord with the leaders, who treat her kindly for it, but in a roving war zone there’s little nurturing to be offered, and Awet faces atrocities and contradictions that prove the world outside the orphanage is indeed unsafe for one developing her own independence. Masterful pacing and elegant, understated direction by Luigi Falorni (The Story of the Weeping Camel) mark this beautifully made film, as well as an incredible performance by Letekidan Micael as Awet, a naïve yet strong girl capable of making her own way.

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FOCUS: ASIA • Every year, dozens of North Koreans gain citizenship in the south to pursue dreams of a brighter tomorrow. As Kim DongHyun’s dramedy depicts, it isn’t geographical relocation so much as culture shock that subsequently sends immigrants into a tizzy. Passing his refugee-center exam, Jin-Wook (Park In-Soo) starts a new life in Seoul. All too soon, however, he is overwhelmingly lonely, lost and—after a trip to the local megastore to buy a blanket—totally unprepared for capitalism. A taxi driver who defected a decade earlier finally helps Jin-Wook get his bearings, and when he meets a Vietnamese traveler looking for his girlfriend, Jin-Wook gets the chance to pay his good fortune forward. Part wry road movie and part fi sh-out-ofwater parable, this gentle film looks at the Korean divide with humor and affection. No matter where you are, it seems human kindness is around the corner.

Village Music is alive and well and coming to a festival near you! The inimitable John Goddard, grand master of all things musical, mentor to musicians monolithic and multifarious and maestro of the movin’ and shakin’ image returns with an all-new, eye-popping, brainwarping Hi De Ho Show. This year’s theme: All I ever learned I learned from television. Goddard’s veejayed music clip show considers all things televisual, exploring what happens to music when you put it on, in or take it out of the box: lipsynching; live performances; first appearances by major artists; people doing what they don’t normally do; people we never would have heard of if not for TV. Oh, and some odd, well, couplings (imagine: Tom Jones and . . . Janis Joplin). And how about Bette Davis doing rock ’n’ roll? Makes you wonder whatever happened to Baby Jane, right? As ever, anything can happen at the Hi De Ho Show. All Goddard promises is “oddball stuff, major stuff. It’s just . . . stuff!”

—David Fear

—Zoë Elton

Director/Screenwriter Kim Dong-Hyun Producers Kim Dong-Hyun, Park Jin-Soo Cinematographer On Jeong-Ok Editor Lee Do Hyun Cast Park In-Soo, Choi Hee-JIn, Quang Su, Bang Young, JIn Yong-Wook, Kim Song-Il, Woo Don-Gi Print Source Indiestory

Saturday, October 4, 9:30 pm

—Joanne Parsont Director/Screenwriter Mike Leigh Producer Simon Channing Williams Cinematographer Dick Pope Editor Jim Clark Cast Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough Print Source Miramax Films

UK 2008 118 MINS Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 pm

—Sara Schieron Director Luigi Falorni Producers Andreas Bareiss, Sven Burgemeister, Gloria Burkert, Bevnd Burgemeister Screenwriters Luigi Falorni, Gabriele Kister Cinematographer Judith Kaufmann Editors Claudia Gladzjejewski, Hubert von Spreti Cast Letekidan Micael, Solomie Micael, Seble Tilahun, Daniel Seyoum, Mekdes Wegene, Samuel Semere Print Source Seventh Art Releasing

Germany/Italy/Austria/France 2008 94 MINS

Thursday, October 9, 9:30 pm

Saturday, October 11, 3:00 pm

HELL09R, Rafael

HAPP09S, Sequoia

HEAR11S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 12, 7:00 pm

* For Spotlight event information, see page 11.

Sunday, October 12, 6:45 pm

HELL12R, Rafael

Sponsored by Frantoio Ristorante & Olive Oil Co.

Saturday, October 11, 9:00 pm HIDE11R, Rafael

South Korea 2007 113 MINS

SPOT07R, Rafael

HEAR12T, 142 Throckmorton

HIDE04S, Sequoia

Thursday, October 9, 6:30 pm

Presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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The Home in My Heart

The Home of Dark Butterflies

How About You

Idiots and Angels

This powerful selection of true stories from up-and-coming Bay Area filmmakers gracefully spans the distance between the passionately political and the intimately personal. The singular voice of one young girl bears witness to the displaced in Estée Blancher’s In My Heart: A Child’s Hurricane Katrina Story (US 5 mins). In Donna Lee’s Adventures of Josh Wolf: Activist Video Blogger (US 29 mins), it is the camera that blows the lid off of the state of our civil liberties. The words of assassinated investigative journalist Chauncey Bailey form the inspiration for Zachary Stauffer’s A Day Late in Oakland (US 27 mins). One East Bay mother’s patience and persistence give her wheelchair-bound twin sons and their five siblings a home in Hannah Guggenheim’s Benji and Judah (US 31 mins). And a daughter looks back with love at her parents in Ellen Lake’s Betty + Johnny (US 5 mins).

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Juhani is a troubled teen with a tragic past by the time he lands in a home for boys known as the Island. A world unto itself, the Island is run by Mr. Harjula, a strict disciplinarian intent on shaping the boys into confident young men and earning their respect in turn. A romance begins to blossom between Juhani and Mr. Harjula’s daughter, and Juhani discovers the Island offers him something he has never had: a home. As the boy’s haunting childhood slowly comes to light, he is forced to confront his demons, risk vulnerability and learn to forgive himself. Actor Niilo Syväoja shines as Juhani, delivering a nuanced performance that reveals his character’s brooding intensity. This emotionally honest depiction of young teens brilliantly captures at once heartbreaking inner trauma and the discovery of the strength and wisdom we need to rise above what we fear most. US Premiere

FOCUS: IRELAND • It’s Christmas and the Woodlane retirement home is in crisis. Much of the staff has already quit because of the “horrible” residents. Owner Kate must now leave to tend to her ailing mother, and only flighty, reluctant younger sister Ellie is available to care for Woodlane’s four most obnoxious residents, who won’t be going anywhere for the holidays. Luckily, they are played by veteran actors Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake, MVFF 2004), Brenda Fricker (MVFF Tributee, 1996) and Joss Ackland. These characters may be past their prime, but they have plenty of life left in them, and they torment the inexperienced Ellie in a series of battles. How they manage to behave themselves, overcome regrets from the past and come together is the stuff of this warm and engaging comedy. Vanessa Redgrave is especially radiant as an imperious ex-showgirl who keeps forgetting her age.

Prolific master 2D animator Bill Plympton delivers this gorgeously rich and sinister story. In proper film noir style, a man with questionable morals and habits becomes a reluctant hero when he sprouts a set of angel wings. The feathered deformity is mocked yet coveted by all who cross his path, and true human nature reveals itself in an evil desire for flight. Through extreme angles, long shadows and seamless scene transitions, we view the struggle of the winged man against a cast of colorfully off-kilter characters. Lynchian in expressive tone, Plympton’s agitated line animation is matched by a layered and ominous soundtrack that builds and accentuates the striking, perfectly composed scenes. If you are unfamiliar with Plympton’s work, make sure to buckle your seatbelt while you squirm through this beautifully disquieting film full of adult themes and twisted, dark imagery.

—Joshua Moore

—Frako Loden

—Amanda Todd

Director Dome Karukoski Producer Markus Selin Screenwriter Marko Leino Cinematographer Pini Hellstedt Editor Harri Ylönen Cast Tommi Korpela, Niilo Syväoja, Eero Milonoff, Kristiina Halttu, Marjut Maristo, Kati Outinen, Pertti Sveholm Matleena Kuusniemi Print Source Solar Films Inc.

Director Anthony Byrne Producers Noel Pearson, Sarah Radclyffe Screenwriter Jean Pasley Cinematographer Des Whelan Editor Emma E. Hickox Cast Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton, Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell, Brenda Fricker Print Source Strand Releasing

Director/Screenwriter Bill Plympton Producer Biljana Labovic Cinematographers Biljana Labovic, Lisa Labracio Editor Kevin Palmer

—Janis Plotkin

TOTAL PROGRAM 97 MINS Friday, October 3, 9:00 pm HOMH03R, Rafael Saturday, October 11, 4:15 pm HOMH11T, 142 Throckmorton

Ireland 2007 100 MINS Finland 2008 105 MINS

Friday, October 10, 7:15 pm

Sunday, October 5, 2:15 pm

HOWA10R, Rafael

HOMD05S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 12, 1:45 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 6:45 pm

HOWA12R, Rafael

HOMD08R, Rafael

Sponsored by Strawberry Village

US 2008 78 MINS Sunday, October 5, 2:45 pm IDTS05S, Sequoia Tuesday, October 7, 7:15 pm IDTS07R, Rafael The October 5 screening will be followed by a reception at the Outdoor Art Club with wine provided by PS 1909 and music provided by 3 Leg Torso.

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I’ll Come Running

Jerusalema

Jodhaa Akbar

Katyn

Writer-director Spencer Parsons offers a unique take on this quirky romantic dramedy with a refreshingly unpredictable plot. Pelle, a disgruntled Danish tourist visiting the US, decides to cut his trip short—but not before enjoying a steamy weekend with Veronica (perfectly played by Melonie Diaz, who starred in three films in this past year’s Sundance Film Festival), a 20something feisty Texan graffitti artist who isn’t looking for anything serious. As their weekend of wild and lusty antics washes over them, they both wonder if love might be just around the corner. An unexpected turn of events then sends Veronica to Denmark, where she encounters not only the places and faces in Pelle’s life but ends up on an even more important journey . . . finding herself.

FOCUS: SOUTHERN AFRICA • “I had two heroes: Karl Marx and Al Capone.” So begins the story of Lucky Kunene (Tsotsi’s Rapulana Seiphemo), a small-time South African hood who makes crime his career choice when he can’t afford his college tuition. He soon ascends to the top of Johannesburg’s bad-guy ranks, building a lucrative real estate empire and angering both cops and fellow crooks while gaining Robin Hood status for good works and a talent for evading the law. Seiphemo’s commanding performance anchors this lively epic, stretching from teenage Lucky’s carjacking roots (on first attempt, he and his partner realize they’re unable to actually drive the car they’ve stolen) to the height of his bulletriddled success. Director Ralph Ziman (Hearts and Minds, MVFF 1996) uses fast-paced action and stirring African music to drive this cautionary, based-on-true events tale Tony Montana fans will especially appreciate. US Premiere

Reminiscent of Hollywood’s most golden era, Jodhaa Akbar has been receiving rave audience responses. In 16th-century Hindustan, the great Moslem emperor Akbar (heartthrob Hrithik Roshan) marries Rajput Hindu princess Jodhaa (the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) in a match of political alliances. While Jodhaa names her conditions, Akbar sets out to win her heart—thus beginning a great romance, and Akbar’s journey toward becoming a more enlightened ruler. Gorgeous design, fantastic choreography (think Busby Berkeley with a cast of thousands and an elephant for added cachet), grand-scale battles and exquisite (real) jewelry wrapped around a message of peace, love and religious tolerance. It’s an epic for our times. Director of the crossover hit Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker’s latest is worthy of a place in the pantheon of great epic cinema for this ultimate big-screen experience—which shouldn’t be missed on the largest screen north of the Golden Gate.

FOCUS: POLAND • Acclaimed Polish director and winner of a lifetime achievement Academy Award, Andrzej Wajda (Ashes and Diamonds, Man of Marble, Danton) has created an epic and personal tale about one of WWII’s notorious cover-ups. In the village of Katyn in May 1940, the Soviet army brutally murdered 15,000 Polish POWs, to crush Polish hopes for future independence. For 50 years afterward, the USSR denied responsibility, cynically blaming the Nazis. Wajda, whose father was one of those killed, focuses less on the crimes of war than on the people left in its wake. Their interwoven stories draw us into a world where the struggle for memory and truth takes place amid a chilling conspiracy of silence. The Soviet Union finally admitted to the crime in 1990. Katyn became a cause célèbre and a national event in Poland when it was released there last year.

—Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Director Spencer Parsons Producers Anish Savjani, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen Screenwriters Spencer Parsons, Line Langebek-Knudsen Cinematographer Siobhan Walshe Editor David Fabelo Cast Melonie Diaz, Jon Lange, Christian Tafdrup, Birgitte Raaberg Print Source fi lmscience

US/Denmark 2007 112 MINS Friday, October 3, 9:30 pm ILLC03R, Rafael

—Cheryl Eddy

—Zoë Elton Director/Screenwriter Ralph Ziman Producer Tendeka Matatu Cinematographer Nicolas Hofmeyer Editor David Helfand Cast Rapulana Seiphemo, Ronnie Nyakale, Shelly Meskin, Jeffrey Sekele Print Source Muti Films

Director Ashutosh Gowariker Producers Ronnie Screwrala, Ashutosh Gowariker Screenwriters Maidar Ali, Ashutosh Gowariker Cinematographer Kiiran Deohans Cast Mrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Print Source UTV Communications (USA) Llc

—Deborah Kaufman Director Andrzej Wajda Producer Michal Kwiecinski Screenwriters Andrzej Wajda, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Przemyslaw Nowarkowski Cinematographer Pawel Edelman Editors Milenia Fiedler, Rafal Listopad Cast Jan Englert, Danute Stenka, Magdalena Cielecka Print Source TVP SA

Poland 2007 118 MINS Saturday, October 4, 2:15 pm

South Africa 2007 118 MINS Sunday, October 5, 7:00 pm

India 2008 213 MINS

KATY04S, Sequoia

JERU05S, Sequoia

Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 11, 9:30 pm

Monday, October 6, 9:15 pm

JODH07C, Cinema

KATY11R, Rafael

JERU06R, Rafael

Presented in association with PoloniaSF.org.

Sponsored by KGO Newstalk AM810

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Learning Gravity

Lemon Tree

FOCUS: IRELAND • Cathal Black’s portrait of Thomas Lynch—poet, undertaker and inspiration, in part, for Six Feet Under—is eloquent storytelling, with a visual lyricism that is a beautiful counterpoint to his subject’s voice. Through stories and poems, memories, insights and vignettes of times past, Lynch’s life and wisdom unfold. Black evokes an exquisite stillness in his gorgeously composed pictures, often underscored by wistful music, as Lynch describes the family undertaking business; his relationship to his home in Milford, Michigan, and his other home, a cottage in County Clare left to him by his distant cousin and keeper of family stories, Nora Lynch; his family relationships; his drinking, his quitting drinking. But mostly, it’s the profound insights on life and mortality, tempered by the conversations that necessarily ensue in his chosen trade and abetted by the sensibility of the poet, that make this film essential.

CLOSING NIGHT • Palestinian widow Salma Zidane’s lemon grove is on the border with Israel. When Israel’s ambitious defense minister moves in next door, he sees a potential terrorist behind each lemon tree, setting off a battle in which Zidane (Hiam Abbass, The Visitor) faces ruin, loneliness and betrayal as she fights to save her family’s legacy and her livelihood. Acclaimed Israeli director Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, Cup Final) has long been fascinated by borders and taboos, and by the women who challenge them. In this case, Zidane and the defense minister’s lonely wife (Rona Lipaz-Michael) stare at each other across a razor’s edge of distrust, each of them marginal, abandoned and desperate. Each questions the potential of love against the power of patriarchy and social expectations; each is warned not to stray. Could solidarity between these women be a potential chink in the walls of tribal/national conflict? US Premiere —Alan Snitow

—Zoë Elton

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Lessons in Lice, Language and Lipstick

Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte

From the more than 100 entries by young filmmakers worldwide, the Young Critics Jury brings us the 2008 youth reel: the comedic 10 Italian Lessons, the subtle The Absence, the hand-held The Bee, the stop-motion Button-Up, the wacky Chronicles of Lady Recycla and Captain Compost, the touching Dreaming, a comprehensive The Future Is Green, the silly Grin and Bear It, the nostalgic Handprints, the thoughtful Lipstick, the hardhitting Missing Rose Petal, the animated Never Practice Alchemy With a Microwave, the sad R.I.P., the ironic The Royal Treatment, the reflective Self-Portrait, the snorting Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs, the dreamy The Smile, the hard-boiled Waiting for Rusty and the hilarious mockumentary Skip. These films come from Mexico, Serbia, Germany and the US, including the Bay Area, with two works from the April 2008 My Place workshop, a program of California Film Institute’s Education department.

Adolescence can be a bitch, especially when you’re a gawky 12year-old tormented by bullies. Oskar has no one to connect with until he meets an elusive new neighbor, Eli, one wintry night atop the icy jungle gym outside their apartment building. Eli is different too, but in fantastical, unimaginable ways; and her sudden appearance strangely coincides with a series of killings in which the victims’ bodies have been drained of blood. As these two misfits form an unbreakable bond, Oskar acquires strength from Eli, and she learns compassion from him. Based on the best-selling Swedish novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and adeptly directed by Thomas Alfredson (Four Shades of Brown, MVFF 2004), Let the Right One In transcends the genres of romance, horror and coming of age, culminating in an unforgettable tale about the power of letting someone special into your life, no matter what the odds.

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—Joshua Moore

Director Cathal Black Producers James Mitchell, Aisling Ahmed Screenwriters Cathal Black, Philip Davison Cinematographer Tim Fleming Editor Hugh Williams Print Source Little Bird, Ltd.

Director/Producer Eran Riklis Screenwriters Suha Araf, Eran Riklis Cinematographer Rainer Klausmann Editor Tova Ascher Cast Hiam Abbass, Ali Suliman, Rona Lipaz-Michael, Doron Tavory, Tarik Copty, Amos Lavie Print Source IFC Films

Ireland 70 MINS

Israel 2008 106 MINS

Wednesday, October 8, 7:15 pm

Sunday, October 12, 5:45 pm

Sweden 2007 114 MINS

LEAR08S, Sequoia

LEM12S, Sequoia

Saturday, October 4, 8:45 pm

Sunday, October 12, 3:30 pm LEAR12S, Sequoia

Sponsored by CBS 5 TV

—John Morrison

TOTAL PROGRAM 101 MINS Saturday, October 11, 11:00 am LESS11R, Rafael Presented in association with Final Draft.

Director Tomas Alfredson Producers John Nordling, Carl Molinder Screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema Editors Dino Jonsåter, Tomas Alfredson Cast Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl Print Source Magnolia Pictures

LETT04S, Sequoia Presented in association with the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacifi c Northwest.

* For Closing Night event information, see page 23.

Friday, October 10, 10:00 pm LETT10R, Rafael

Sponsored by Scheyer/SF

Sponsored by Jennifer Coslett MacCready

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v(ision)fest

Lifelines

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again

Writer-director Rob Margolies’ debut feature bristles with smart dialogue, complex characters and strong performances. Against the backdrop of suburban utopia, the Bernstein family leads a dysfunctional existence. With three foul-mouthed kids, a caffeine-addict mother on the brink and a less than forthcoming father, they suffer an atmosphere so heavy with collective hostility and tension it seems as if the floral-papered walls will come crashing down any minute. Forced to the breaking point, they concede to a family therapy session, where it quickly becomes clear that what’s wrong is “about a lot more than dry turkey.” Anger and antagonism give way to moments of self-revelation, as a patient and compassionate Dr. Livingston draws out demons and dark secrets, and the family begins to confront and accept their own humanity. Brutally comic, warmly intimate, always honest, Lifelines is an impressively fresh take on the family drama.

Horrors, bone-chilling shenanigans and hilariously lowbrow hijinks! Out from the creepy-crawly cadaverous depths comes Larry Blamire’s longawaited “osteomaniacal” sequel to The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (MVFF 2001). Dedicated man of science Paul Armstrong is in the despairing midst of a two-year lost weekend in the Ama zonian jungle. A bitter, drunken mess of his former self, he has all but given up his quest for Geranium 90. Meanwhile, his numbskullian nemeses, including the Lost Skeleton (“None can stand its mental powers!”), have been spotted in the area, ready to grab the Geranium for themselves. With the help of Armstrong’s unflappable and spot-free wife, Betty, and their irascible alien friends the “Marvins” (from Marva, of course), the race to the Geranium is on once again. Blamire’s trademark loop-de-loopy dialogue and faux-50s sci-fi panache fill this doublebarrel of laughs so chockful, the monkeys can’t even fit! World Premiere

—Holly Roach Director/Producer/Screenwriter Rob Margolies Cinematographer David Sperling Editor Jason Stewart Cast Jane Adams, Josh Pais, Jacob Kogan, Robbie Sublett, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton Print Source Different Duck Films, LLC

US 2008 94 MINS Thursday, October 9, 9:00 pm LIFE09R, Rafael Saturday, October 11, 2:00 pm LIFE11R, Rafael

—Karen Davis Director/Screenwriter Larry Blamire Producer Sara Van Der Voort Cinematographer A.J. Rickert-Epstein Editor Bill Bryn Russell Cast Jennifer Blaire, Fay Masterson, Dan Conroy, Brian Howe, Trish Geiger, Andrew Parks Print Source Larry Blamire

mvff shorts

Lost Souls and Malcontent Beasties: Animated Shorts

Lotte From Gadgetville

Try not to get maimed while finding happiness and your heart in this year’s MVFF animation program in 2D, 3D and stop motion. Hsiao-wen Chiu’s Breath (US 2 mins) provides tranquil introduction, and Maderi Dailly’s Westi (Scotland 3 mins) finds strength and acceptance. Dennis Tupicoff’s Chainsaw (Australia 24 mins) is an interwoven and racy bullfighting love story, while Johannes Nyholm’s The Tale of Little Puppetboy (Sweden 13 mins) is neurotic courting at its best. A chubby devil searches for happiness in Tim Weinmann and Tom Bracht’s My Date From Hell (Germany 14 mins), while Tim Shroeder’s The Yellow Bird (US 11 mins) takes a bloody ride down memory lane. Bill Plympton’s Hot Dog (US 6 mins) exemplifies canine eagerness, while the best of friends are showcased in Milen Vitanov’s My Happy End (Germany 5 mins). Wrapping up the program, canine character stereotypes break through the bludgeoning and snarky nature of Dana Dorian’s Snowtime (Scotland 2 mins).

Wacky inventions, a pair of civilized rats sitting down to tea and a town full of folks toppling each other with judo moves just scratches the surface of the weird and wonderful world of Lotte From Gadgetville, Estonia’s first animated feature and a major box office hit there. Can 1.3 million Estonians be wrong? Lotte is a kooky, multilayered tale set in a bucolic seaside town where inventing gadgets is a highly prized pastime and culminates in an annual contest. Lotte herself is an irrepressible dog who adores her father Oskar’s prizewinning inventions and sweeps her best friend Bruno along on her enthusiastic whims. When a Japanese bee named Susumu buzzes into Lotte’s life, and Oskar’s meddlesome rival tries to steal his latest invention, Gadgetville is in for a wild ride—one filled with silliness, songs and old-fashioned cartoon charm. In English. All ages.

—Amanda Todd

TOTAL PROGRAM 85 MINS Saturday, October 4, 6:00 pm

US 2008 90 MINS

LOSL04R, Rafael

PRECEDED BY

Tuesday, October 7, 9:15 pm

Rex Barrett and the Eye of God

LOSL07R, Rafael

It’s thrills and adventure from start to finish, and from past to future, in this steampunk genre homage to the work of Jules Verne and the fab TV serials of the 1950s (Flash Gordon et al.).

children’s filmfest

(Leiutajateküla Lotte)

—Deanna Quinones Directors Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits Producers Kalev Tamm, Riina Sildos Screenwriters Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits, Andrus Kivirähk Editor Janno Põldma Cast Evelin Pang, Andero Ermel, Argo Aadli, Lembit Ulfsak, Elina Reinold Print Source Atrix Films

Estonia/Latvia 2006 81 MINS Friday, October 3, 4:45 pm LOTT03S, Sequoia Sunday, October 5, 11:00 am LOTT05R, Rafael

Director Scott McEachen

US 2008 11 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 101 MINS Friday, October 3, 9:45 pm LOSK03S, Sequoia Sunday, October 5, 9:30 pm LOSK05R, Rafael Rex Barrett and the Eye of God will precede The Lost Skeleton Returns Again at the October 5 screening only.

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Máncora

Mirageman

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s

“It’s the journey that counts, not the destination,” a cheerful Brazilian surfer/philosopher tells the trio he’s hitched a ride from to the Peruvian beach town of Máncora. The journey, for the other three, is just beginning. The brooding young Santiago (Jason Day) seeks relief from personal tragedy; his stepsister, Ximena (Elsa Pataky), ostensibly there to comfort Santiago, brings along her troubled marriage with a rich hedonist, Iñigo (Enrique Murciano of TV’s Without a Trace). As the stepsiblings rediscover their old closeness and Iñigo looks for the next thrill, the relationships between them slip into dangerous territory. This emotionally charged second feature by Ricardo de Montreuil (La Mujer de Mi Hermano, 2005) makes use of the Peruvian director’s commercial and music video visuals and pacing as it tantalizingly evolves from road trip to sex-and-drugs escapism to a journey of self-discovery.

Are gangsters threatening you? Have a family member that’s been kidnapped? Mirageman will speed to your rescue—well, assuming he catches the right bus and doesn’t lose his costume. The tall, dark, silent (and hunky) Mirageman, known by day as Maco, answers the emails of those in need, sometimes employing the assistance of his notso-trusty sidekick, Pseudo Robin. While out running one night, Maco inadvertently rescues a stunning young woman who just so happens to be a popular news reporter. She becomes his biggest fan, declaring that Maco is one of the last men left with real “cojones.” Who could resist the challenge to be a hero? To fight for justice? To save the damsel in distress held in a fortress behind locked doors guarded by dozens of ninjas and evil villains? Award-winning director Ernesto Diaz Espinoza delivers an ass-kicking, viciously funny, wild-as-Mirageman’sshiny-blue-spandex superhero flick.

Released in 1985 (with Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas as executive producers) and filmed entirely in Japan (although never shown there to this day), Paul Schrader’s dazzling, controversial film about Yukio Mishima, the legendary Japanese novelist and playwright, resembles few American films before or since. The filmmaker recently enhanced and retouched this masterwork, and MVFF offers the first US screening of his new 35mm print. Structured around the day in 1970 when Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) famously committed a public act of ritual suicide, the film dramatically weaves diverse strands of biography, memory and the author’s fiction to explore the complexity and contradictions of an artist obsessed with physical extremes and whose public persona was one of his most extraordinary creations. In collaboration with cinematographer John Bailey and designer Eiko Ishioka, Schrader creates a striking stylized collageportrait of Mishima, underlined by Philip Glass’ powerful music score.

(Maman est chez le coiffeur)

—Richard Peterson

Director Léa Pool Producer Lyse Lafontaine Screenwriter Isabelle Hébert Cinematographer Daniel Jobin Cast Marianne Fortier, Céline Bonnier, Laurent Lucas Print Source Séville Pictures

—Margarita Landazuri

—Rachel Aloy Director Ricardo de Montreuil Producer Diego Ojeda Screenwriter Oscar Torres Cinematographer Leandro Filloy Editor Luis Carballar Cast Elsa Pataky, Jason Day, Enrique Murciano, Phellipe Haagensen, Liz Gallardo Print Source Cinema Libre International

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Ernesto Diaz Espinoza Producer Derek Rundell Cinematographer Nicolás Ibieta Cast Marko Zaror, María Elena Swett, Ariel Mateluna, Mauricio Pesutic, Iván Jara Print Source Magnolia Pictures

Spain/Peru 2008 93 MINS

Chile 2007 87 MINS

Tuesday, October 7, 9:30 pm

Sunday, October 5, 9:30 pm

MANC07S, Sequoia

MIRA05S, Sequoia

Saturday, October 11, 11:00 am

Thursday, October 9, 9:30 pm

MANC11S, Sequoia

MIRA09R, Rafael

Director Paul Schrader Producers Tom Luddy, Mataichiro Yamamoto Screenwriters Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Chieko Schrader Cinematographer John Bailey Editors Michael Chandler, Tomoyo Oshima Cast Ken Ogata, Naoku Otani, Yasosuke Bando, Hisako Manda Print Source Schrader Productions

There comes a moment when every adolescent first breathes in the interminable sadness of the world. Facing their own adulthood, children lose their innocence regarding the dependability of parents and their own happiness. That moment arrives for Élise in this bittersweet coming-of-age film by director Léa Pool (The Blue Butterfly, MVFF 2004), which unfolds with the ease of a languid summer afternoon. Élise’s parents break up and her mom runs off, leaving Élise and her two younger brothers with their overwhelmed father; as summer ticks by, the emotional toll escalates in small, realistic ways. The film’s wry humor and disarmingly light touch highlight the stunning, openhearted performances of the child actors. Ultimately, the parents are not villians; they mourn the pain they must cause. And the children are not victims. Loss of innocence is just what happens, and through it you discover who you are. US Premiere —Jeff Campbell

Canada 2008 99 MINS Friday, October 10, 7:00 pm MOMM10S, Sequoia Sunday, October 12, 1:30 pm MOMM12R, Rafael

US 1985 120 MINS Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm

Sponsored by Gordon Radley

MISH05R, Rafael

Sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd.

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valley of the docs

children’s filmfest

us cinema

Morning Light

My Marlon and Brando (Gitmek)

Nocturna

Paper Covers Rock

Known as the Indy 500 of the ocean, the Transpacific Yacht Race (aka Transpac) is actually nearly five times the distance—2,300 miles of open water from California to Hawaii, with no pit stops or cheering fans. In 2007, veteran sailor and filmmaker Roy E. Disney offered this maritime challenge to a new generation, inviting young sailors ages 18 to 23 to try out for 15 coveted spots on his Morning Light crew. None of the fresh-faced rookies had ever crossed an ocean before, and the extensive on- and off-water training is rigorous and intense—an overnight solo sail reminds them how much they have yet to learn. Journal entries and upclose on-the-deck cinematography document the Morning Light’s incredible journey to and across the Pacific, where strength, sweat, strategy and solidarity—and a showdown with another boat in the open sea—guide the crew to the finish.

Blending fact and fiction, this compelling drama stars Turkish actress Ayça Damgaci in a poignant reenactment of her own true tale of love spanning three turbulent cultures. A few years ago on a movie set, Ayça fell in love with Hama Ali, a Kurdish actor living in northern Iraq. At a time when many people were fleeing for safety from east to west, Ayça went the opposite direction, leaving Istanbul to join up with her long-distance lover. Turkish filmmaker Hüseyin Karabey’s feature debut, which won the best director award at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, invests Ayça’s restaged journey with both documentary vitality and dramatic suspense. And as Ayça travels to Iran and Iraq, the film eloquently illustrates the often arbitrary power of borders, making it clear that language and politics can be the chief factors separating countries that otherwise have much in common.

Slip into the fantastical after-hours world of Nocturna, where every creaky floorboard and distant meow is carefully orchestrated by trained professionals. When everyone else in his orphanage goes to sleep, Tim is left with his worst fear: being alone in the dark. One night, dashing to the roof to find the shining star he looks to for company, Tim stumbles upon an unseen realm. First he watches “his” star fizzle out, and then he meets a strange (and cranky) creature called the Cat Shepherd, who tells him to go to bed. Instead, Tim convinces the Cat Shepherd and his wily feline crew to accompany him on a mission to save the stars. Winner of Spain’s Goya Award for best animated feature, Nocturna is a gorgeous, sweet, sometimes spooky journey in which confronting fear is as vital as light in the darkness. Ages 7+

—Joanne Parsont

—M. Hulot

In a game of chance, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Scissors cut paper. Rock crushes scissors. Paper covers rock. You make your choice and you live with the outcome; you can’t have it both ways. For Sam, a young single mother just released from the hospital after a failed suicide attempt, waking up in the morning is an arduous choice. Now, staying with her loving, overbearing sister, Sam faces the broken pieces of her life. With each new day, a profound awareness of a second chance swells within her, while the thought of reuniting with her adorable daughter, Lola, shines like a light in the distance. Life is not a game of chance; as Sam confronts the consequences of her past, her fate is again in her hands. Rich with heartfelt performances and hauntingly striking images, this absorbing survival story simultaneously brims with despair and hope.

Director Mark Monroe Producers Roy E. Disney, Morgan Sackett, Leslie DeMeuse Cinematographer Josef Nalevansky Editor Paul Crowder Print Source Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Director Hüseyin Karabey Producers Lucinda Englehart, Hüseyin Karabey, Sophie Lorant Screenwriters Hüseyin Karabey, Ayça Damgaci Cinematographer A. Emre Tanyildiz Editor Mary Stephen Cast Ayça Damgaci, Hama Ali Khan, Mahir Gunsiray Print Source Insomnia World Sales

US 2008 105 MINS Saturday, October 11, 1:30 pm MORN11R, Rafael

Sponsored by Hornblower Cruises & Events

Turkey/Netherlands/UK 2008 93 MINS Monday, October 6, 6:00 pm MYMA06R, Rafael

—Deanna Quinones Director Víctor Maldonado, Adrià García Producers Julio Fernández, Philippe Garell Screenwriters Víctor Maldonado, Adrià García, Teresa Vilardell Editor Félix Bueno Cast Imanol Arias, Carlos Sobera, Natalia Rodriguez Print Source Filmax

Spain/France 2007 80 MINS

—Kristine Kolton Director/Screenwriter Joe Maggio Producer Matthew Myers Cinematographer Sam Shinn Editor Seth Anderson Cast Jeannine Kaspar, Sayra Player Print Source IFC Films

Saturday, October 4, 11:00 am NOCT04S, Sequoia

US 2008 91 MINS

Saturday, October 11, 11:15 am

Saturday, October 4, 7:15 pm

NOCT11R, Rafael

PAPE04T, 142 Throckmorton Tuesday, October 7, 5:15 pm PAPE07R, Rafael

Wednesday, October 8, 5:15 pm MYMA08R, Rafael

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world cinema

world cinema

The Pleasure of Being Robbed

Quest for a Heart (Röllin sydän)

Quiet Chaos (Caos calmo)

Real Time

Meet Eléonore: a charmingly spunky young woman with a warm smile and a compulsion to take what isn’t hers. Purses, fruit, a child’s present, a car to go with a found key, it makes no difference. She doesn’t need money. She doesn’t suffer from kleptomania. Why, then, does she steal? Acclaimed short filmmaker Josh Safdie’s debut feature creates an entirely original character portrait of a lost young woman searching for meaning through other people’s things. Shot on location in the streets of a Cassavetes-meets– Woody Allen New York, in texturally rich 16mm film with a roving camera and a shoestring budget, The Pleasure of Being Robbed is a refreshingly honest approach to filmmaking, simple yet entirely unpredictable. And, brought to life by the lovable Eléonore Hendricks, in a role both innocently humorous and tragically melancholy, Eléonore may steal your purse as well as your heart. You won’t forget her.

Rollin trolls are all full of tricks, mischief and mayhem. Rolli himself is an exemplary troll—he hates bathing and kissing, and he scares everyone in the forest—until he meets Millie, a beautiful and gentle elf girl who is also great with a bow and arrow. Through Millie, Rolli learns that something is beginning to destroy the Forest of the Elves, and that the only way to stop it is to find a magic heart that is hidden in the Land of Winter. Rolli and Millie set out on an epic adventure to find it. This lively animated feature is based on the wildly popular Finnish television series, Rolli, and two subsequent live-action Rolli films starring Allu Tuppurainen, who became a celebrity in the title role. In English. Ages 4+

On the same day he saves a woman from drowning, film executive Pietro (Nanni Moretti, The Caiman, MVFF 2006) returns to his summer home to find his wife has died. Unable to deal with his sorrow or focus on work, Pietro concentrates all his efforts on raising his young daughter, Claudia. Dropping her off at school, Pietro decides to wait all day outside the school for her return. Soon, the now-single father sets up shop in the park outside Claudia’s school, taking office calls from his cell phone, conducting business meetings with stressed-out colleagues on the park bench, appeasing his neurotic sister-in-law (a fiery Valeria Golino) and making friends with park dwellers. Moretti’s heartfelt performance is the cornerstone of this delightfully refreshing depiction of one man’s response to grief and his subsequent transformation by it into a voice of calm for others in need. US Premiere

If you had only one hour to live before somebody put a bullet in your brain, would you waste it on overweight hookers and a last meal of greasy fast-food? For compulsive gambler and endearing deadbeat Andy Hayes (Jay Baruchel, Knocked Up), up to his neck in debt, an hour left to live is just another hour of perpetual bad luck in a squandered life. Hired to kill him, quick-tempered Aussie hitman Reuben (Randy Quaid at his finest) offers Andy this last hour in the hope that the guy might actually value his life for once. As the hour winds down, these two very dissimilar men exchange insults, dirty jokes, a trip to grandma’s house and even some words of wisdom in this viciously funny comedic drama that turns the tables on what it means to be lucky in life. Time’s up; better make it count.

—Joshua Moore Director Josh Safdie Producers Brett Jutkiewicz, Sam Lisenco, Josh Safdie, Zachary Treitz, Casey Neistat Screenwriters Josh Safdie, Eleonore Hendricks Cinematographers Brett Jutkiewicz, Josh Safdie Editors Brett Jutkiewicz, Ben Safdie, Josh Safdie Cast Eleonore Hendricks Print Source IFC Films

—John Morrison Director Pekka Lehtosaari Producer Marko Röhr Editor Aleksi Raij Cast Allu Tuppurainen, Saija Lentonen Print Source Finnish Film Foundation

—Joshua Moore

Finland 2007 78 MINS Saturday, October 4, 1:30 pm QUES04R, Rafael Tuesday, October 7, 4:00 pm QUES07S, Sequoia

Director Antonio Luigi Grimaldi Producer Domenico Procacci Screenwriters Nanni Moretti, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo Cinematographer Alessandro Pesci Editor Angelo Nicolini Cast Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino, Isabella Ferrari, Allesandro Gassman, Blu Yoshimi, Hippolyte Giradot Print Source IFC Films

Italy/UK 2008 108 MINS

—Joshua Moore Director/Screenwriter Randall Cole Producers Julia Rosenberg, Paula Devonshire, Ari Lantos Cinematographer Rudolf Blahacek Editors Gareth Scales, Michael Pacek Cast Randy Quaid, Jay Baruchel Print Source Maximum Films

Canada 2008 77 MINS Saturday, October 4, 4:00 pm REAL04S, Sequoia Friday, October 10, 9:45 pm REAL10S, Sequoia

Saturday, October 4, 6:15 pm US 2008 71 MINS

QUIE04S, Sequoia

Saturday, October 4, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 9:30 pm

PLEA04T, 142 Throckmorton

QUIE08R, Rafael

Friday, October 10, 9:30 pm PLEA10T, 142 Throckmorton Three awesomely rad short fi lms by director Josh Safdie (including one codirected by Benny Safdie) will follow.

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valley of the docs

valley of the docs

world cinema

Religulous

Reunion

RocknRolla

Second Sight

OPENING NIGHT • Politically Correct comedian Bill Maher is on a global quest to knock some good old-fashioned heretical sense into his targeted opponent: organized religion of all stripes. From his confrontations with a Christian theme-park Jesus and a Muslim mall-vendor of high-fashion women’s burqas (he just barely avoids total verbal engulfment by a motormouthed Orthodox Jew), Maher’s mission seems next to impossible, making it all the more fun to watch. Director Larry Charles (Borat) once again turns the mirror of culture back on itself, with hilarious and somewhat unnerving results. Preaching to the converted is not exactly the name of Maher’s game, but putting all preachers, along with all the converted, to the tests of reason, logic and a bit of basic evolutionary biology gives Religulous its delightful, devilish charm.

Filmmaker Mike Goldstein offers this loving centennial tribute to Marin County’s famed Tamalpais High School. Comprising interviews with current and former students and faculty with arresting archival footage, a swift stream of reminiscences and reflections recalls the teachers, mentors, classmates, social life and special chemistry that shaped lives through the defining decades of the twentieth century and beyond. Throughout, Tam High absorbs and reacts to larger changes around it, from the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge to the mobilization for World War II, to JFK’s assassination, rising racial tensions, the emergence of the counterculture and today’s highstakes emphasis on academic success. Graduates filmmaker Rob Nilsson, rock musician Bill Champlin, pianist George Duke and mountain bike inventor Joe Breeze all champion the school’s influence on their subsequent careers, while the future for this generation of students is yet to unfold. World Premiere

When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick. US Premiere

Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm

Over the years, the elders of Scotland’s Isle of Skye have gathered many stories of strange phenomena: phantom cars, headless women, the ghost of a small child. Alison McAlpine’s magical film documents the tales of Gaelic storytellers as they recount the funny, frightening, and weird stories of ghosts, premonitions and odd coincidences that have haunted their idyllic village. McAlpine trains her camera on Donald Angie McLean, a romantic and hardworking octogenarian ex-missionary who lives humbly yet richly among natural beauty and dear friends. With hauntingly beautiful original music and lush imagery, Second Sight is a meditation on the power of storytelling and the degree to which stories, passed down through generations, can explain the mysteries of the physical and spiritual realms. US Premiere

ROCK06R, Rafael

—Nora Isaacs

—Karen Davis Director Larry Charles Producers Jonah Smith, Palmer West, Bill Maher Cinematographer Anthony Hardwick Editors Jeffrey M. Werner, Jeff Groth, Christian Kinnard Print Source Lionsgate

Director/Screenwriter Guy Ritchie Producers Steve Clark-Hill, Susan Downey, Guy Ritchie, Joel Silver Cinematographer David Higgs Editor James Herbert Cast Tom Wilkinson, Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton Print Source Warner Bros.

UK 2008 114 MINS Friday, October 3, 6:45 pm ROCK03S, Sequoia

Sponsored by Coldwell Banker

Director/Producer/Editor Alison McAlpine Cinematographers Alison McAlpine, John Walker, Kim Derko Print Source Second Sight Pictures

—Rob Avila

Canada 2007 52 MINS PRECEDED BY

REL02R, Rafael

Director/Screenwriter Michael Goldstein Producers Michael Goldstein, Julie Kertzman Cinematographer Stuart Schwartz Editor Joe Shapiro Print Source Uncle Brother Productions

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

US 2008 57 MINS

US 2008 101 MINS Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm

Missing A woman is haunted by visions of her missing husband—he remains just a few yards out of view. . . . Director Graham Eatough

PRECEDED BY

Head Nods: A Lexicon of Indian Head Shakes What to do when yes means no and no means yes, no or maybe? This delightful film devilishly deconstructs the eternally confounding Indian head shake.

Scotland/UK 2007 12 MINS

How To Save a Fish From Drowning Three men sit in an icehouse in the middle of a frozen lake, letting time and silence bind their friendship through the years.

Director Ivan Jaigirdar

Director Kelly Neal

US 2008 10 MINS

Scotland/UK 2007 13 MINS

TOTAL PROGRAM 67 MINS

TOTAL PROGRAM 64 MINS

Sunday, October 5, 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 4, 4:15 pm

REUN05S, Sequoia

SECS04R, Rafael Monday, October 6, 4:30 pm SECS06S, Sequoia

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world cinema

The Secret Life of Bees

Shiver (Eskalofrío)

OPENING NIGHT • South Carolina, 1964: Haunted by the memory of her late mother and beset by her father, 14-year-old Lily (beautifully performed by Dakota Fanning) flees with Rosaleen (a very moving Jennifer Hudson) to a small town where she hopes to uncover her mother’s past. Her search leads her to a bright pink house inhabited by the smart, independent Boatwright sisters: the charismatic August (Queen Latifah), a beekeeper and honeymaker; teacher and musician June (Alicia Keys); and the sensitive, kind May (Sophie Okonedo). The Boatwrights take in the two fugitives, and Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world as she learns the mysteries of beekeeping and friendship, life and love. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood perfectly evokes the tone and wisdom of Sue Monk Kidd’s bestselling novel, while her extraordinary cast brings great insight to this story of a girl who sets out to learn about her mother and ends up transforming herself.

Santi, a metropolitan teenager in Spain, suffers from an allergy to light that has produced in him all the traits of vampirism—sans bloodlust. In order to escape the sunlight and find a school witih a more comforting environment, Santi and his mother move to a shaded valley, far from the madding crowd—but not far from the angry mobs. As Santi is forced to find safety in darkness, the dangers of the forest approach him, and though those creatures inspire fear, from Santi they seek company. This sultry Spanish horror flick moves between traditionally composed suspense and limited-vantage video footage to mingle classical folklore with modern aesthetics (a nightvision hunt will leave you panting); citing influences from Cronos to Rec, it works both the fiend fable and the bildungsroman to ask if monsters really are the villains we think them to be. North American Premiere

—Zoë Elton Director/Screenwriter Gina PrinceBythewood Producers Lauren Shuler Donner, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Joe Pichirallo Cinematographer Rogier Stoffers Editor Terilyn A. Shropshire Cast Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Bettany, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo Print Source Fox Searchlight

—Sara Schieron Director Isidro Ortiz Producers Álvaro Augustín, Javier Ugarte, Ramón Vidal Screenwriters Hernán Migoya, Jose Gamo, Alejandro Hernández, Isidro Ortiz Cinematographer Josep M. Civit Editor Bernat Aragonès Cast Junio Valverde, Blanca Suárez, Jimmy Barnatán, Mar Sodupe, Francesc Orella Print Source MPI Media Group

Spain 2008 91 MINS

children’s filmfest

Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale (Der var engang en dreng, som fik en lillesøster med vinger)

In Danish with English subtitles read either aloud or on our closed headphone system. The only thing that could make life better for 10year-old Kalle and his parents in their flower-filled home is a baby. Kalle’s parents’ wishful song for another child comes true when Lille is born, though the family’s joy is clouded by what seem to be skin flaps on the baby’s back. Kalle is certain that they’re wings, and he alone sees Lille soar through the air on her first flight. When experts warn that Lille will never have a normal life as she is, Kalle’s parents reluctantly take Lille off to the faraway Plastic Palace for surgery. Left behind, Kalle embarks on a quest to rescue his family, his sister and her wings, meeting whimsical characters that sing and dance while helping or hindering him on his way. Part joyous fantasy and part dark social mirror, this modern fairy tale is as relevant as it is timeless. Ages 7+ —Roberta McNair

SHIV08S, Sequoia

In English and Swedish with English subtitles read either aloud or on our closed headphone system. Magic and mystery permeate this rendering of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about the power of love over darkness. Kay and Gerda are the dearest of friends. One day Kay disappears, and he is thought to be dead. But Gerda learns he is alive and in danger, and she undertakes a long, perilous trek to save her beloved friend from captivity in the Snow Queen’s castle. Poignant, lyrical songs narrate Gerda’s journey, while richly colored storybook backgrounds dissolve from dreamlike images into sudden clarity, enhancing the emotional intensity of the danger, kindness and awe Gerda experiences in her quest. Presented in six charming, colorful animated episodes with a whimsical musical score, Laban the Little Ghost (Lasse Persson, Sweden, 2006, 44 mins) recounts Laban’s adventures with his best friend, Prince Mischief, in Morningsun Castle, the household his ghostly family haunts. Ages 7+

Director Julian Gibbs Producers Paul K Joyce, David Mercer, Sheldon Wiseman, Valerie Ames, Cherylyn Brooks, Chantal Ling, Katy Richardson Screenwriter James Andrew Hall Cinematographer Rhett Morita Cast Juliet Stevenson, Sydney White, Pax Baldwin, Patrick Stewart, Kenneth Welsh Print Source Total Eclipse Television Limited

Denmark 2006 83 MINS

Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 5, 11:15 am

SECA02S, Sequoia

SKYM05R, Rafael

Thursday, October 2, 7:15 pm

Friday, October 10, 4:00 pm

SECB02S, Sequoia

SKYM10S, Sequoia

Sponsored by Wells Fargo

The Snow Queen

—Roberta McNair Directors Michael Wikke, Steen Rasmussen Producer Mette Nelund Screenwriters Rasmus Heisterberg, Steen Rasmussen, Michael Wikke Cinematographer Eric Kress Editor Anders Villadsen Cast Janus Dissing Rathke, Nicolas Bro, Anders W. Berthelsen, Anne Grethe Bjarup Riis Print Source Danish Film Institute

Wednesday, October 8, 9:15 pm US 2008 110 MINS

children’s filmfest

Canada/UK 2005 56 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 100 MINS Saturday, October 4, 11:00 am SNOW04R, Rafael Saturday, October 11, 2:00 pm SNOW11T, 142 Throckmorton

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valley of the docs

valley of the docs

us cinema

v(ision)fest

Sonic Mirror

Stolen (Fraude Mexico 2006)

Surveillance

Synching Blue

This latest offering by renowned director Mika Kaurismäki follows virtuoso percussionist Billy Cobham as he travels the world playing music and studying rhythm. A series of stunning performances culminate in a mind-blowing jazz concert in Helsinki, but what sets this film apart is its exploration of rhythm as language. Best known as the drummer for the Mahavishnu Orchestra and for playing with greats like Miles Davis, Cobham is a person genuinely driven by curiosity. He experiments with old and new musical genres; he discusses the cultural inflections of rhythm with children in Brazil. In Switzerland, a group of autistic people using percussion instruments to communicate offer Cobham new insight into the nature and power of rhythm. It’s a captivating journey into the life and mind of this brilliant musician, whose openness to the ever-expanding horizons of musicality is truly compelling. North American Premiere

ACTIVE CINEMA • The Mexican presidential election of 2006 was close enough to steal, and veteran filmmaker Luis Mandoki (Innocent Voices, MVFF 2004) was there to record the campaign and its infuriating, corrupt aftermath. The film’s heroic center is Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, the dignified leftist mayor of Mexico City whose populist message reached every corner of the country. His opponent, Felipe Calderon, had the support of the incumbent administration, the electronic media and the country’s wealthy businessmen. Despite a smear campaign that violated Mexican law (not to mention journalistic ethics), Lopez Obrador carried a two-point lead into election day—but, as Tom Stoppard once put it, “It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.” Drawing on video footage shot by ordinary people and interwoven with an extended interview with the impressive Lopez Obrador, Stolen leaves us optimistic that the people, united, will never be defeated. US Premiere

Director Jennifer Lynch (Boxing Helena, 1993), daughter of notorious iconoclastic filmmaker David Lynch, delivers this perfect, gruesome psychological thriller. FBI agents Elizabeth Anderson (Julia Ormond) and Sam Hallaway (Bill Pullman) arrive in a desolate town where a string of grisly serial killings have been taking place; they must unravel the story from the three survivors of the last slaughter. A strangely serene eight-year-old girl, a strung-out junkie and a corrupt cop all tell their versions of the macabre events in an unfolding series of Rashomonstyle flashbacks filled with lies and deception. But as the pieces begin to fit together, it becomes clear that the truth is far more terrifying. Led with a creepy brilliance by Pullman and Ormond, the characters radiate unease amid the methodical madness of fetishistic murder and mental torture.

In this dark and tender love story without dialogue, a reclusive young man with a penchant for obsessive cleanliness, pornography and masturbation encounters a shy, wistful pool attendant when she—and an oddball crew of synchronized swimmers—rescues him from taking that “final plunge.” Bonds of intimacy are not easily forged between the two nameless and silent lovers, but the film’s strikingly poetic visual language crafts a wonderfully rich narrative that ebbs and flows gracefully between alternating waves of Godardian alienation and the humane, gentle humor of Charles Chaplin and Jacques Tati. Director Seo Wontae’s first feature film succeeds without words to say what so many dialogue-driven films cannot: It speaks the language of the wounded heart and reaches to the depths of a lover’s longing soul.

—Sean Uyehara Director Mika Kaurismäki Producers/ Screenwriters Uwe Dresch, Marco Forster, Mika Kaurismäki Cinematographer Jacques Cheuiche Editors Oli Weiss, Uwe Dresch Print Source Wide Management

Switzerland/Germany/Finland 2007 79 MINS

—Michael Fox Director Luis Mandoki Producers Federico Arreola, Pablo Mandoki Screenwriters Mariana Rodríguez, Mile Waldman, Maria Benia Cinematographers Carlos Lazo, Esteban Arrangoiz, Yoame Escamilla Print Source Maya Entertainment

Friday, October 10, 9:30 pm

—Rachel Aloy Director/Screenwriter Jennifer Lynch Producers Kent Harper, David Michaels, Marco Mehlitz Cinematographer Peter Wunstorf Editor Daryl K. Davis Cast Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Cheri Oteri, French Stewart Print Source Magnolia Pictures

—Karen Davis Director/Screenwriter/ Cinematographer/Editor Seo Wontae Producer Sarah Wylie Ammerman Cast Betsy McCall, David Yun Print Source Sarah Wylie Ammerman

US 2008 108 MINS Friday, October 3, 7:00 pm SYNC03R, Rafael

US 2007 97 MINS Wednesday, October 8, 9:45 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 pm SYNC08T, 142 Throckmorton

SURV08R, Rafael Saturday, October 11, 9:45 pm SURV11R, Rafael

SONM10R, Rafael

Mexico 2007 110 MINS

Saturday, October 11, 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 4, 1:15 pm

SONM11R, Rafael

STOL04S, Sequoia Sunday, October 5, 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Peet’s Coffee & Tea

STOL05R, Rafael Presented in association with Canal Alliance.

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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai ACTIVE CINEMA • Plant trees, educate the people and take back the country: Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai and her Green Belt Movement have done just that, and have dramatically improved the lives of everyday Kenyans in the span of a single generation. Going back to cultivate the land as their ancestors did, these rural women triumphed over deforestation, erosion, malnutrition, illness and poverty caused by cash cropping. With their newfound strength and savvy, they joined human rights activists to preserve public lands, free political prisoners and, ultimately, bring down the dictatorship and establish democratic rule. Directors Merton and Dater deftly portray the magnetic Maathai as one among many extraordinary ordinary people who together nurture the land, embody their ancestral wisdom and courageously support each other. Uplifting and moving, Taking Root scatters seeds of change wherever the natural power and vitality of women and the earth are threatened. —Carol Harada Directors/Producers Lisa Merton, Alan Dater Cinematographer Alan Dater Editors Mary Lampson, Tom Haneke, Jim Klein, Alan Dater Print Source Marlboro Productions

US 2008 80 MINS Saturday, October 4, 1:45 pm TAK04R, Rafael Sunday, October 5, 6:00 pm TAK05T, 142 Throckmorton Presented in association with Friends of the Urban Forest.

children’s filmfest

world cinema

valley of the docs

valley of the docs

Teddy Bear (Medvídek)

Terra

They Killed Sister Dorothy

Acclaimed Czech writing duo Jan Hrebejk and Petr Jarchovsky playfully dissect the foibles, indiscretions and triumphs of the 30-something crowd, gliding through the intersecting friendships of three outwardly steady (yet not so secretly drifting) couples to expose the flimsy underpinnings of human relationships. As dishonesty and infidelity begin to threaten their peaceful private lives, and middle age looms uncomfortably close, Jirka, a bumbling and underachieving art dealer, takes out his frustrations on his wife, Vanda, and her illconceived bakery business; Johana and her ambassador husband, Ivan, quietly clash over children, food and country of residence; and ob-gyn Roman’s ruse of dual families is unmasked in painfully clear terms to his infertile wife, Anna, who finds solace in preparing a delectable teddy-bear shaped treat—which may be the improbable solution to everyone’s problems. Sharp writing and a stellar ensemble cast make this film a treat.

Happy Mala doesn’t know about her peaceful people’s destructive past. When her planet is invaded by aliens, Mala outwits one and captures him. Then curiosity and friendship overtake her suspicion, and she devises a breathing apparatus for the alien, helps him repair his spacecraft and returns with him to his base ship. There she learns that his people need a new world because war destroyed their own planet, called Earth. Now they threaten to take over Mala’s world, Terra, no matter what it does to the Terrians. In spite of Mala’s new awareness, they cannot prevent the battle for survival that ensues. This richly textured animated feature plays with role reversals of innocence and aggression, challenging assumptions and ideas of loyalty, as the gracefully flying Terrians contrast starkly with the remnants of humanity and their disintegrating ship. Ages 6+

ACTIVE CINEMA • Deep in the Brazilian rainforest near Esperança (Hope), Sister Dorothy Stang was shot, once from behind and six more times after falling dead. Dorothy’s mission helping poor farmers become the rainforest’s stewards made her as beloved to her movement as she was reviled by clear-cutting, land-grabbing cattle ranchers. When Dorothy’s brother, David, goes to Brazil to mourn with friends and witness her confessed killers’ trial, he hopes that justice will be served for this shocking tragedy. But his North American preconceptions are challenged by the Brazilian court system, and arrest and trial evolve into a drama of intrigue and corruption, with a reallife cast of impassioned, flamboyant, audacious characters. What would be unbelievable as fiction plays out as a documented nonfiction mystery. Suspenseful, uplifting and painful from one moment to the next, this is a story of lives put in jeopardy by ruthless aims.

—Ilya Tovbis Director/Producer Jan Hrebejk Screenwriters Petr Jarchovsky, Jan Hrebejk Cinematographer Jan Malífi Editor Vladimír Barák Cast Anna Geislerová, Tána Vilhelmová, Nata‰a Burger, Jifii Machácek, Ivan Trojan, Roman Luknár, Klára Issová, Zuzana Fialová, Jifii Menzel Print Source Menemsha Films

Czech Republic 2007 98 MINS Thursday, October 9, 9:00 pm TEDD09S, Sequoia Saturday, October 11, 2:30 pm TEDD11R, Rafael

—Roberta McNair Director/Cinematographer Aristomenis Tsirbas Producer Jessica Wu Screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos Editors J. Kathleen Gibson, Jim May Cast Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Justin Long, James Garner Print Source Snoot Entertainment

US 2008 79 MINS

—Roberta McNair Director Daniel Junge Producers Henry Ansbacher, Nigel Noble Cinematographers Daniel Junge, Marcela Bourseau Editor Davis Coombe Print Source Just Media

Saturday, October 11, 10:30 am

US 2008 94 MINS

TERR11S, Sequoia

Saturday, October 11, 4:45 pm

Sunday, October 12, 11:30 am

THEY11R, Rafael

TERR12R, Rafael

Sunday, October 12, 5:15 pm THEY12S, Sequoia Presented in association with Rainforest Action Network.

Sponsored by Rosemount Estate

Sponsored by Bellam Self-Storage & Boxes

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world cinema

world cinema

v(ision)fest

valley of the docs

Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i

Tricks (Sztuczki)

TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles

Under Our Skin

en spegel )

FOCUS: POLAND • Six-year-old Stefek is content to spend the summer wandering the streets of his town or tagging along with his teenage sister and her erstwhile boyfriend. But he longs for his father, who jettisoned the family for another woman when Stefek was a tot. One day, the boy spots him at the railway station, or so he thinks, setting in motion a marvelously calibrated escapade fraught with gently ominous overtones. In an effort to influence the man’s movements and behavior, Stefek tempts fate and taunts chance. Writer-director Andrzej Jakimowski seems to tip his cap to his late, great countryman Krzystof Kieslowski, as well as Czech New Wave icon Jiri Menzel, like whom he buttresses his fable with subtle social commentary. By setting the film in a child’s innocent, anything-is-possible netherworld between imagination and reality, Jakimowski casts the diluted dreams and diminished expectations of the other characters into sharp relief.

From the earliest days of cinema, a film’s opening title sequence has functioned as an important prologue to the events and themes of the film to come. In this very special MVFF screening, noted Canadian graphic designer and media historian David Peters presents a grand and glorious tour through some of the most innovative title sequences in Western cinema. TYPECAST brings together for the first time more than 20 “openers,” revealing the highly creative interplay of typography, imagery and sound that results in some of the most memorable moments ever recorded on film. The work of Robert Brownjohn, Pablo Ferro, Saul Bass, Robert Greenberg, Kyle Cooper, Marlene McCarty and many others will be showcased. And though you may not know these names yet, once you’ve discovered their work, you’ll never forget to give credit where credit is truly due!

It is the most common vector-borne disease in the US today, with 20,000 new cases reported each year and perhaps 10 times that many infected. It may be connected to crippling diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS and ALS, and is possibly more prevalent than AIDS. And anyone can contract it by walking in the backyard. We’ve all heard of Lyme disease: a tick bite, some antibiotics-no big deal, right? For its long-suffering victims, it is a debilitating, life-changing illness that involves pain, cognitive dysfunction, misdiagnosis, medical bills and rampant disregard from doctors claiming it’s all in their heads. Bay Area filmmaker Andy Abrahams Wilson offers a chillingly comprehensive exploration of the great Lyme debate within the medical establishment, as the fusilli-shaped bacterium continues to burrow into the bodies and minds of millions, giving all new meaning to a simple walk in the woods.

TRIBUTE • Harriet Andersson is extraordinary in Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning drama about a young woman who is overwhelmed by mental illness, even while she is embraced by the love of her family. Karin enjoys a summer holiday with her husband, father (Bergman regulars Max von Sydow and Gunnar Björnstrand) and younger brother (Lars Passgård), but the warm weather, perpetual daylight and close companionship are progressively overshadowed by recurrent schizophrenic episodes. As she begins to believe inner voices are summoning her to an encounter with God, the three men grapple with guilt and their powerlessness to save her. Filming for the first time on Fårö, the remote Baltic island that would later become his permanent home, Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist create a world both sunlit and austere. Crowned by Andersson’s soulful, elemental performance, this film masterpiece is as delicate and precise as a beautiful crystal or a spider’s web. —Richard Peterson Director/Screenwriter Ingmar Bergman Producer Allan Ekelund Cinematographer Sven Nykvist Editor Ulla Ryghe Cast Harriet Andersson, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Lars Passgård Print Source Swedish Institute/ Janus Films

Sweden 1961 91 MINS Friday, October 10, 7:00 pm TRIB10R, Rafael * For Tribute event information see page 50.

—Michael Fox Director/Producer/Screenwriter Andrzej Jakimowski Cinematographer Adam Bajerski Editor Cezary Grzesiuk Cast Damian Ul, Ewelina Walendziak, Rafal Guzniczak, Tomasz Sapryk Print Source M-appeal

2007 90 MINS Sunday, October 5, 4:15 pm

—Joanne Parsont

TYPE05R, Rafael Presented in association with Design Films.

Director/Producer/Cinematographer Andy Abrahams Wilson Editor Eva Ilona Brzeski Print Source Open Eye Pictures

US 2008 103 MINS Saturday, October 11, 6:45 pm UNDE11S, Sequoia

Poland 2007 96 MINS

Sunday, October 12, 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 9, 7:15 pm

UNDE12R, Rafael

TRIC09S, Sequoia Sunday, October 12, 12:30 pm

Presented in association with the California Lyme Disease Association.

TRIC12S, Sequoia Presented in association with PoloniaSF.org.

Sponsored by Comcast

With support from Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

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children’s filmfest

world cinema

world cinema

us cinema

Unna and Nuuk (Unna ja Nuuk)

The Wave (Die Welle)

Wendy and Lucy

What on Earth Have I Done Wrong?

In Finnish with English subtitles read on our closed headphone system. Unna is an average 11-yearold: She has a cell phone, learns to knit from the internet, handles her single mom with a bit of know-it-all impatience. But when her beloved grandfather suffers a heart attack, Unna discovers she is anything but average. She’s actually a powerful healer, descended from an ancient line of shamans, and she now literally holds her grandpa’s life in her own two hands. With the help of a hidden shaman’s book and magic drum, Unna zips thousands of years back in time, straight into a thrilling escapade beginning with Nuuk, a tribal boy who soon becomes her friend and accomplice. Filmed in the lush forests of Finland, with a resilient pair of heroes and an element of magical fantasy, this mesmerizing adventure for viewers of all ages is a vivid reminder of the importance of friendship and family. Ages 9+

At an unnamed German high school, students prepare for Project Week, a one-week unit covering one of several political theory topics such as anarchy, democracy and autocracy. Instructor Rainer Wenger (Jurgen Vogel), a rebellious type who coaches water polo and wears Ramones T-shirts to work, will teach autocracy, and he decides on a controversial approach. Beginning with well-placed homilies about unity and cooperation, he suggests class uniforms and a group name. Some students switch to another class, disturbed by Wenger’s mode of instruction, while some of those remaining take the lessons to heart in increasingly disturbing ways. The heightening conflict finally erupts with exciting and surprising results. At once a cautionary tale of high school conformity and a chilling allegory of fascism, director Dennis Gansel’s keenly observed film about the need to belong is based on events at a Palo Alto high school in 1967.

With Old Joy, indie talent Kelly Reichardt proved she’s a minimalist master, using a deceptively simple formal style to capture a tale of rare emotional honesty. Now this keen sensibility focuses on Wendy (Michelle Williams), whose car breaks down en route to a hopedfor fi sh-cannery gig in Alaska. Strapped for cash and possessing little more than the clothes on her back, she shoplifts to feed her dog, Lucy, the one bright spot in a life of disappointments. When Lucy goes missing, the kindness of a few locals does little to offset her mounting distress. Williams delivers a heartbreakingly realistic performance in a film that would almost feel like a documentary if it didn’t offer cameos from a who’s-who of indie luminaries, with appearances by Old Joy star Will Oldham, Elephant’s John Robinson and The Last Winter director (and Wendy and Lucy producer) Larry Fessenden.

(Qing fei de yi zhi sheng cuu zhi dao)

—Deanna Quinones

—Cheryl Eddy

—Rod Armstrong Director Saara Cantell Producer Pamela Mandart Screenwriters Joona Tenä, Sami Keski-Vähälä Cinematographer Heikki Färm Editor Anne Lakanen Cast Rosa Salomaa, Toni Leppe, Esko Salminen, Meri Nenonen, Jenni Banerjee, Tommi Korpela Print Source Finnish Film Foundation

Director Dennis Gansel Producer Christian Becker Screenwriters Dennis Gansel, Peter Thorwarth Cinematographer Torsten Breuer Editor Ueli Christen Cast Juergen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Jennifer Ulrich, Max Riemelt, Christiane Paul, Elyas M’Barek Print Source Celluloid Dreams

Finland 2006 83 MINS

Director/Editor Kelly Reichardt Producers Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp, Larry Fessenden Screenwriters Kelly Reichardt, Jon Raymond Cinematographer Sam Levy Cast Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham Print Source Oscilloscope Pictures

FOCUS: ASIA • Filmmaker Doze Niu has it all: a TV career, a beautiful girlfriend, enough money to indulge in self-destructive behavior. But creatively, he’s stuck in a rut, which is why he decides to go guerilla for his next project, a low-budget “mockumentary” about the media world. Just because he’s making an indie flick doesn’t mean he’s free from the usual parasites and gangsters embedded in Taiwan’s film industry, or that his personal demons take time off. A winner at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival, this scathing look at showbiz hell is a wild film à clef. Director and former actor Doze mixes autobiographical meltdowns and fictional misadventures into one flammable cocktail, and the fact that actual insiders are cast as themselves and no one is spared (least of all Doze) only makes the metarush giddier. If you think Curb Your Enthusiasm has a lock on selfflagellating comedy, prepare yourself. US Premiere —David Fear Director/Producer Doze Niu Chen Zer Screenwriters Doze Niu Chen Zer, Tseng Li Ting, Tsai Tsun Han Cinematographer Chou Yi Wen Editors Su Pei Yi, Tseng Li Ting Cast Doze Niu Chen Zer, Chang Chun Ning Print Source Fame Universal Entertainment Ltd.

US 2008 80 MINS

Taiwan 2007 96 MINS

Monday, October 6, 4:00 pm

Germany 2007 106 MINS

Saturday, October 4, 4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 pm

UNNA06R, Rafael

Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm

WEND04R, Rafael

WHAT08S, Sequoia

WAVE06C, Cinema

Sunday, October 12, 7:45 pm

Sunday, October 12, 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 11, 9:15 pm

WEND12S, Sequoia

WHAT12R, Rafael

WAVE11S, Sequoia Presented in association with GoetheInstitut San Francisco.

Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories

Presented in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

Friends of the Festival screening on October 6 is free to members presenting a ticket from the box offi ce. Friends of the Festival Screening presented by Wells Fargo.

Sponsored by Katz Family Foundation.

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valley of the docs

v(ision)fest

world cinema

valley of the docs

Where the Water Meets the Sky

Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker?

Wolf (Varg)

The Wrecking Crew

ACTIVE CINEMA • In a community in which women rarely get the chance to speak up, 23 young women in northern Zambia did the unimaginable. Directors David Eberts and Helen Cotton had more than filmmaking in mind when they traveled to this remote community and handed out video cameras. The plan was to have women document their lives. The results are sad, beautiful and fascinating at every turn. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film follows the women as they learn to use the high-tech equipment and create individual stories. With care and confidence, these rookie filmmakers talk about how AIDS, poverty and the culture’s traditional view of women have affected their lives. Despite often tragic stories, their strength and passionate voices shine through with peace and hope.

Kathy Acker (1947–1997) was a literary maverick, a punk intellectual who blasted apart conventions of writing and female propriety. Austrian director Barbara Caspar approaches Acker’s life and art with a smart, post–riot grrrl sensibility, interspersing documentary with inventive interpretations of Acker’s texts, from animated voice-overs to sentences that veer across the screen. Interviews situate Acker’s influences and impact, but most astonishing is the footage of Acker herself. At a 1977 reading, Acker breathes into a microphone, shaggy and bespectacled, while subsequent clips show her transformation into the better-known iconic version—that lean, shaven pirate, grilling William Burroughs; snarling with articulate, dissembling rage; even having sex on camera. But if Acker bared her flesh and guts in poses provocative, vulnerable and fierce, Caspar’s documentary ultimately reveals this persona to have been as much an act of defi ant creation as her fiction.

On the vast frosty borderland between Norway and Sweden, the world of a dogmatic shepherd, Klemens (Fargo’s Peter Stormare), and his headstrong young nephew, Nejla, comes under threat when their way of life runs afoul of the law. After their herd of reindeer is brutally attacked by a wolf, Nejla takes it upon himself to protect their animals from further assault by killing the predator; wolves, however, are designated an endangered species in Sweden. In the ensuing controversy, Klemens takes the blame, risking imprisonment and the loss of his livelihood to protect his nephew. With stunning panoramic vistas of the Swedish wilderness and intense courtroom drama, Wolf is a powerful contemporary tale of the conflict between modern society’s encroachment on the natural world and the traditional rural culture struggling to live sustainably within it. US Premiere

You love the music, you’ve listened to these musicians for years, but likely you don’t know their names. The Wrecking Crew were the studio musicians that made the West Coast sound and groups like the Beach Boys, the Byrds and the Monkees famous. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin,’” “And the Beat Goes On,” “Windy” and theme songs to TV classics like Bonanza, Green Acres, Mash, the original Batman series—they played on practically every recorded hit coming out of Los Angeles in the 1960s. Produced and directed by Denny Tedesco (son of Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco), this sharp, witty film gives us the fascinating careers of these essential, previously unsung players. Insider views from Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra and Cher, along with tales from Wrecking Crew members themselves, notably Tommy Tedesco, drummer Hal Blaine and bassist Carol Kaye, round out this unforgettably vibrant musical history.

—Brendan Peterson Directors David Eberts, Helen Cotton Producer Helen Cotton Screenwriter Jordan Roberts Cinematographer Jaimie Gramston Editors David Eberts, Safi Ferrah Print Source Camfed

UK 2008 60 MINS PRECEDED BY

Road to Ingwavuma FOCUS: SOUTHERN AFRICA • ACTIVE CINEMA • Barbara Rick’s extraordinary documentary follows a group of artists/activists (Alfre Woodard and Samuel Jackson among them) on a tour of postapartheid South Africa.

—Amanda Davidson Director Barbara Caspar Producers Annette Pisacane, Barbara Caspar, Markus Fischer Screenwriters Barbara Caspar, Andrew Standen-Raz Cinematographer Marco Zimprich Editors Karina Ressler, Julia Kloiber, Claudia Nussbaumer, Markus Bader Print Source Deckert Distribution

Austria/Germany 2008 87 MINS Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 pm WHOS07R, Rafael Wednesday, October 8, 9:45 pm

Director Barbara Rick

US/South Africa 2008 36 MINS

WHOS08T, 142 Throckmorton

—Joshua Moore

—Sean Uyehara Director Daniel Alfredson Producer Anita Oxburgh Screenwriter Kerstin Ekman Cinematographer Jörgen Persson Editor Håkan Karlsson Cast Peter Stormare, Robin Lundberg Print Source Swedish Film Institute

Director Denny Tedesco Producers Suzie Greene Tedesco, Denny Tedesco, Claire Scanlon, Jon Leonoudakis, Mitchell Linden Cinematographers Rodney Taylor, Trish Govoni Editor Claire Scanlon Print Source Lunch Box Entertainment

Sweden 2008 95 MINS Wednesday, October 8, 9:30 pm

US 2007 98 MINS

WOLF08S, Sequoia

Monday, October 6, 6:45 pm WREC06S, Sequoia Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 pm WREC08R, Rafael * For live music event information, see page 25.

Sponsored by Bank of Marin

TOTAL PROGRAM 96 MINS Sunday, October 12, 2:45 pm WHEW12S, Sequoia Presented in association with the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED).

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LATE ADDITION!

children’s filmfest

world cinema

You Can’t Do That!

Zimbabwe

Slumdog Millionaire

In English and various languages, with subtitles read either aloud or on our closed headphone system. Who said you can’t do that? Anything can be done when you’re brave and thoughtful. These short films show that children (and other young creatures) can do things that aren’t expected of them. A boy “rescues” stones; another boy defends the crowd in a natural history museum from Poison Arrow Frogs; a Prince Charming appears in an elementary school; an owl solves a mystery; a piñata avoids getting hit and a little girl proves she can find her mother’s pin. The films are from Latvia, Sweden, Canada, Germany and good old Marin. Fans of puppet animation director Janis Cimermanis (The Three Musketeers, MVFF 2007) will find two of his films in this collection, Hunting and SMILE MY FRIEND! Ages 4+

FOCUS: SOUTHERN AFRICA • ACTIVE CINEMA • Director Darrell James Roodt (Sarafina!, Cry, the Beloved Country) turns his talents to a low-budget film, partly shot guerilla-style, to address poverty and illegal immigration on the South Africa–Zimbabwe border. A young orphaned woman (the charming Kudzai Chimbaira), symbolically named Zimbabwe, seeks refuge from her aunt near the South African border. Receiving a less than open welcome, the girl decides to try her luck in South Africa. Aided and abetted by an amiable, supportive young guy (Tongayi A. Chirisa), Zimbabwe crosses illegally and finds a job as a maid. But exploitation follows, and the challenges and disenfranchisement of working without papers become intolerable. Conceived as a project of the International Organization for Migration, Roodt’s black-andwhite digital camerawork gives an immediacy to his subject that underscores the very real drama of those compelled to cross the border in search of a better life. US Premiere

Danny Boyle’s uplifting, masterfully crafted film is an unforgettable tale of two brothers, two lovers, two social castes and two cities that are one and the same but light years apart, old Bombay and modern Mumbai. Young Jamal, (Dev Patel) a lowly call-center chai-wallah, is poised to win instant fame and fortune on India’s most popular TV show, Who Wants to Be A Millionare? But before the final high-stakes round, he’s brutally interrogated by police: How could an unschooled “slumdog” get each answer right? Each question unfurls a wash of memories, from the loss of his mother to the fraught relationship with his gangster brother Salim. But Jamal’s survival instinct centers on a single goal: to be reunited with his one true love, Latika (played, as a young woman, by luminous newcomer Freida Pinto). Based on a novel by Vikas Swarup (Q & A) and adapted for screen by Simon Beaufroy (The Full Monty), Slumdog Millionaire radiates with the unbeatable spirit of life lived to its fullest.

—John Morrison

TOTAL PROGRAM 89 MINS Wednesday, October 8, 4:45 pm YOUC08S, Sequoia Sunday, October 12, 10:30 am YOUC12R, Rafael

—Zoë Elton Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Darrell James Roodt Producers Jeremy Nathan, Nicola Simmonds Editor Kosta Kalarytis Cast Tongayi A. Chirisa, Kudzai Chimbaira, Farai Veremu, Natasha Gandi Print Source DV8

South Africa/Zimbabwe 2008 82 MINS

Director Danny Boyle Producer Christian Colson Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle Screenwriter Simon Beaufroy Editor Chris Dickens Cast Mia Drake, Imran Hasnee, Irfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Madhur Mittal, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto

US/UK 2008 116 MINS Monday, October 6, 9:30 pm SLUM06C, Cinema

Thursday, October 9, 7:15 pm ZIMB09R, Rafael

2008 SCREENING COMMITTEE MEMBERS Ellery Allen Krissy Bailey John Balquist Manny Barredo Kim Bender Ralph Berets Nick Bogle Chris Brown Bonnie Burt Paula Cavagnaro Frank Chan Andrew Crocker Rama Dunayevich William Farley Abigail Farrel Jesse Ficks Dianne Griffin Justine Gubar Jennifer Hammett John Hess Nancy Kelly Vivian Kleiman Kristine Kolton Ellen Lake Jason Mitchell Anita Monga Peter Moore Joanne Parsont Elizabeth Pepin Erik Piil Francesca Prada Jennifer Preissel Carmen Rozestraten Tala Russell Molli Simon Wendy Slick Jesse Spencer Gail Sullivan Doug Wolens Kenji Yamamoto Ben Zweig

Sponsored by Technicolor SCREENING COMMITTEE SPONSORS Jewish Community Center of the East Bay La Mediterranee, Berkeley La Mediterranee, San Francisco

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“The Smith Rafael Film Center has been beautifully restored and has now become a magic house for cinema.� — David Lynch What does David Lynch have in common with George Lucas, Sean Penn, Ray Harryhausen, Javier Bardem, Marion Cotillard, James McAvoy and Charlize Theron? They’ve all created magic at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. Over the years, the Smith Rafael Film Center has presented today’s most renowned filmmakers and actors. So when the curtain closes on this year’s Film Festival, plan to come back to savor more incredible programming, including superb independent and international films, brilliant visiting artists and inspiring educational activities. Owned and operated by the California Film Institute, the nonprofit organization that produces the Mill Valley Film Festival, the beautifully restored, Art Deco–inspired Rafael continues to offer state-of-the-art presentation, with its three screens and the latest in Dolby and THX-certified sound systems.

As a vital part of the lively film and video scene in the Bay Area, the Rafael may very well be one of the most elegant and comfortable places on the planet to see great films!

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FILM CALENDAR 7 PM

8 PM

9 PM

Religulous 7:00PM REL02R 101 MINS

RAFAEL

10 PM

11 PM

4 PM

Flash of Genius 9:45PM FLAS02R 119 MINS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 3

THURSDAY OCTOBER 2

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

The Secret Life of Bees 7:00PM SECA02S 110 MINS

SEQUOIA

The Secret Life of Bees 7:15PM SECB02S 110 MINS

SEQUOIA

6 PM

7 PM

8 PM

RAFAEL

Around June 7:15PM AROU03R 92 MINS

RAFAEL

Burning the Future: Coal in America 6:45PM BURF03R 89 MINS

5@5: Images 5:00PM 5AT503R 75 MINS

RAFAEL

Lotte From Gadgetville 4:45PM LOTT03S 81 MINS

SEQUOIA

10 AM RAFAEL

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

SEQUOIA

THROCK

WORLD CINEMA

11 AM

VALLEY OF THE DOCS

12 PM

1 PM

Hafez 11:30AM HAFE04R 98 MINS

3 PM

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai 1:45PM TAK04R 80 MINS Insight Joe Wright: The Soloist 2:00PM JOEW04R 70 MINS

Everything Is Fine 11:15AM EVEF04R 118 MINS

The Snow Queen 11:00AM SNOW04R 100 MINS

Quest for a Heart 1:30PM QUES04R 78 MINS

Nocturna 11:00AM NOCT04S 80 MINS

Stolen 1:15PM STOL04S 110 MINS The Amazing Osamu Tezuka 12:00PM AMAZ04S 74 MINS

Independent Film: Why the Panic? 11:00AM SEM04T 90 MINS

V(ISION)FEST

4 PM

5 PM

Wendy and Lucy 4:00PM WEND04R 80 MINS

Second Sight 4:15PM SECS04R 77 MINS

Brink of Life: A Collection of Swedish Shorts 3:30PM BRIN04R 86 MINS Real Time 4:00PM REAL04S 77 MINS

Katyn 2:15PM KATY04S 118 MINS

Découpage Digital 1:00PM DEC04T 78 MINS

11 PM

I’ll Come Running 9:30PM ILLC03R 112 MINS

The Home in My Heart 9:00PM HOMH03R 95 MINS

Frank Dead Souls 9:45PM FRAN03R 97 MINS Cherry Blossoms 9:30PM CHER03S 127 MINS

RocknRolla 6:45PM ROCK03S 114 MINS

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again 9:45PM LOSK03S 90 MINS Last Days of the Fillmore: A Live Multimedia Event 8:00PM MUSC03T 105 MINS

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

2 PM

10 PM

The Bird Can’t Fly 7:15PM BIRD03S 89 MINS

THROCK

US CINEMA

9 PM

Synching Blue 7:00PM SYNC03R 108 MINS

5@5: Either Way I Lose 5:00PM 5AT503S 86 MINS

SEQUOIA

THROCK

SATURDAY OCTOBER 4

5 PM

5@5 & MVFF SHORTS

6 PM

7 PM

TRIBUTES/SPOTLIGHTS

8 PM

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Tribute to Paul Schrader 7:00PM TRIB04R 151 MINS

Fujian Blue 6:30PM FUJ04R 91 MINS

Lost Souls and Malcontent Beasties 6:00PM LOSL04R 85 MINS

Cumbia Connection 9:00PM CUMB04R 95 MINS

At the River 8:30PM ATTH04R 84MINS

Quiet Chaos 6:15PM QUIE04S 108 MINS Explore 5:00PM EXPL04S 74 MINS

SEMINARS/MUSIC/TBA

Let the Right One In 8:45PM LETT04S 114 MINS Children of the Amazon 7:15PM CHIL04S 72 MINS

Hi De Ho Show 9:30PM HIDE04S 120 MINS

Paper Covers Rock 7:15PM PAPE04T 91 MINS

The Pleasure of Being Robbed 9:30PM PLEA04T 71 MINS

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FILM CALENDAR 11 AM

1 PM

Lotte From Gadgetville 11:00AM LOTT05R 81 MINS

RAFAEL

5 PM

WORLD CINEMA

6 PM

All Together Now

RAFAEL 4:30PM

ALLT06R 84 MINS

7 PM

RAFAEL Unna and Nuuk My Marlon and 4:00PM UNNA06R 83 MINS

5@5: Ne Me Quitte Pas 5:00PM 5AT506S 73 MINS Second Sight

SEQUOIA 4:30PM

SECS06S 77 MINS

Explore 7:15PM EXPL06R 74 MINS Cherry Blossoms 7:00PM CHER06S 127 MINS The Wrecking Crew 6:45PM WREC06S 98 MINS

Hair: Let the Sun Shine In 9:30PM HAIR06R 95 MINS

Jerusalema 9:15PM JERU06R 118 MINS Guest of Cindy Sherman 9:45PM GUES06S 90 MINS Fujian Blue 9:30PM FUJ06S 91 MINS

The Wave 7PM WAVE06C 106 MINS

6 PM

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again 9:30PM LOSK05R 101 MINS

Mirageman 9:30PM MIRA05S 87 MINS

7 PM

Cinemasports 8:15PM CINE05T 120 MINS

TRIBUTES/SPOTLIGHTS

8 PM

SEMINARS/MUSIC/TBA

9 PM

10 PM

Spotlight on Sally Hawkins 6:30PM SPOT07R 158 MINS

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

11 PM

Jerusalema 7:00PM JERU05S 118 MINS

5@5 & MVFF SHORTS

5 PM

10 PM

Cactus 7:15PM CACT05S 89 MINS

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai 6:00PM TAK05T 80 MINS

V(ISION)FEST

11 PM

A Salute to the Wrecking Crew 9:00PM MUSC06T 120 MINS

THROCK

CINEMA

Children of the Amazon 4:00PM CHIL05T 72 MINS

Goodnight Irene 8:30PM GOOD06R 98 MINS

Brando6:00PM MYMA06R 93 MINS

5@5: Either Way I Lose 5:00PM 5AT506R 86 MINS

10 PM

9 PM

Hafez 8:30PM HAFE05R 98 MINS

At the River 6:30PM ATTH05R 84 MINS

Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon 5:00PM CALL05S 71 MINS

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

9 PM

8 PM

Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi 8:00PM ARCH05R 88 MINS

Burning the Future: Coal in America 4:45PM BURF05S 89 MINS

Idiots and Angels 2:45PM IDTS05S 78 MINS

VALLEY OF THE DOCS

RocknRolla 7:00PM ROCK06R 114 MINS

7 PM

Everything Is Fine 6:45PM EVEF05R 118 MINS

Stolen 4:00PM STOL05R 110 MINS

The Home of Dark Butterflies 2:15PM HOMD05S 105 MINS

8 PM

6 PM

All Together Now 5:00PM ALLT05R 84 MINS

New Movies Lab: Active Cinema Panel 1:00PM SEM05T 120 MINS

THROCK

US CINEMA

5 PM

TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles 4:15PM TYPE05R 90 MINS

Fire Under the Snow 12:15PM FIRE05S 75 MINS

SEQUOIA

MONDAY OCTOBER 6

4 PM

Cumbia Connection 1:30PM CUMB05R 95 MINS

Reunion 12:00PM REUN05S 67 MINS

SEQUOIA

SEQUOIA

3 PM

God Man Dog 1:15PM GODM05R 119 MINS

Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale 11:15AM SKYM05R 83 MINS

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

2 PM

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1:00PM MISH05R 120 MINS

The Amazing Osamu Tezuka 10:30AM AMAZ05R 74 MINS

RAFAEL

SUNDAY OCTOBER 5

12 PM

TUESDAY OCTOBER 7

10 AM

Paper Covers Rock 5:15PM PAPE07R 91 MINS

Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? 7:30PM WHOS07R 87 MINS

5@5: Sinnerman 5:00PM 5AT507R 71 MINS

Idiots and Angels 7:15PM IDTS07R 78 MINS

5@5: Four Women 5:00PM 5AT507S 83 MINS

32A 7:15PM 32A07S 89 MINS

Quest for a Heart

SEQUOIA 4:00PM

QUES07S 78 MINS

Adam Resurrected 7:00PM ADAM07S 106 MINS

Cactus 9:30PM CACT07R 89 MINS Lost Souls and Malcontent Beasties 9:15PM LOSL07R 85 MINS 57000 KM Between Us 9:45PM 57KM07S 82 MINS Máncora 9:30PM MANC07S 93 MINS

THROCK

Tuesday Night Comedy with Mark Pitta and Friends 8:00PM COME07T 120 MINS

CINEMA

Jodhaa Akbar 7PM JODH07C 213 MINS

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FILM CALENDAR 6 PM

7 PM

My Marlon and Brando 5:15PM MYMA08R 93 MINS

RAFAEL

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8

9 PM

5@5: Ne Me Quitte Pas 5:00PM 5AT508R 73 MINS

SEQUOIA

Burned Hearts 7:30PM BURH08R 84 MINS The Home of Dark Butterflies 6:45PM HOMD08R 105 MINS

5@5: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl 5:00PM 5AT508S 88 MINS You Can’t Do 4:45PM YOUC08S 89 MINS

Learning Gravity 7:15PM LEAR08S 70 MINS

WORLD CINEMA

5 PM

Butterflies BUTT09R 85 MINS

Wolf 9:30PM WOLF08S 95 MINS

SEQUOIA

9 PM

11 PM

Lifelines 9:00PM LIFE09R 94 MINS

5@5: Four Women 5:00PM 5AT509R 83 MINS

Zimbabwe 7:15PM ZIMB09R 82 MINS

5@5: Images 5:00PM 5AT509S 75 MINS

Tricks 7:15PM TRIC09S 96 MINS

Brink of Life: A Collection of Swedish Shorts 9:45PM BRIN09R 86 MINS Happy-Go-Lucky 9:30PM HAPP09S 118 MINS

Fire Under the Snow 7:00PM FIRE09S 75 MINS

SEQUOIA

10 PM Mirageman 9:30PM MIRA09R 87 MINS

Hello, Stranger 6:30PM HELL09R 113 MINS

RAFAEL 4:00PM

RAFAEL

8 PM

The Guitar 7:00PM GUIT09R 92 MINS

BIRD09R 89 MINS

Teddy Bear 9:00PM TEDD09S 98 MINS

Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? 9:45PM WHOS08T 87 MINS CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

V(ISION)FEST

5 PM

OUTDOOR ART CLUB (OAC) CAFÉ

6 PM

street from CinéArts@Sequoia theater)

FRIDAY OCTOBER 10

SEQUOIA

7 PM

8 PM

TRIBUTES/SPOTLIGHTS

9 PM

How About You 7:15PM HOWA10R 100 MINS

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

5@5 & MVFF SHORTS

Tribute to Harriet Andersson 7:00PM TRIB10R 150 MINS

RAFAEL

HAPPY HOUR DAILY, OCTOBER 3–12 1 West Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley (across the

The café, run by Maria Maria Restaurant, will serve a menu of innovative as well as traditional Mexican cuisine. Wine, beer and margaritas will also be available. Live music by talented Bay Area musicians will be featured throughout the Festival. Check the board outside the OAC for the daily schedule.

7 PM

The Bird Can’t Fly

Shiver 9:15PM SHIV08S 91 MINS

VALLEY OF THE DOCS

Socialize and relax at the OAC before and after films. It’s the hub of Festival activity, with a café, live music, Festival merchandise and a California Film Institute (CFI) table, where you can get information and join CFI.

6 PM

RAFAEL 4:45PM

God Man Dog 9:00PM GODM08R 119 MINS

Synching Blue 7:00PM SYNC08T 108 MINS

THROCK

11 PM

Surveillance 9:45PM SURV08R 97 MINS

What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? 7:00PM WHAT08S 96 MINS

SEQUOIA That!

US CINEMA

10 PM Quiet Chaos 9:30PM QUIE08R 108 MINS

The Wrecking Crew 7:00PM WREC08R 98 MINS

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

8 PM

THURSDAY OCTOBER 9

5 PM

5@5: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl 5:00PM 5AT510R 88 MINS 5@5: Sinnerman 5:00PM 5AT510S 71 MINS

Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon 7:30PM CALL10R 71 MINS Captain Abu Raed 7:30PM CAPT10S 102 MINS

10 PM

SEMINARS/MUSIC/TBA

11 PM

12 AM

Let the Right One In 10:00PM LETT10R 114 MINS

Sonic Mirror 9:30PM SONM10R 79 MINS

57000 KM Between Us 9:45PM 57KM10R 82 MINS Real Time 9:45PM REAL10S 77 MINS

Happy hour: 6:00–7:00 pm, with free wine. CAFÉ SCHEDULE: October 3: 4:00–8:00 pm October 4: 12:30–8:00 pm October 5: 12:00–8:00 pm October 6–9: 4:00–7:00 pm October 10: 4:00–8:00 pm October 11: 12:00–2:00 pm

Skymaster, A

SEQUOIA Flying Family

Fairytale 4:00PM SKYM10S 83 MINS

THROCK

Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s 7:00PM MOMM10S 99 MINS

Every Night, Loneliness 9:30PM EVNL10S 83 MINS

Frank Dead Souls 7:00PM FRAN10T 97 MINS

The Pleasure of Being Robbed 9:30PM PLEA10T 71 MINS

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FILM CALENDAR 10 AM

11 AM

RAFAEL

12 PM

Lessons in Lice, Language and Lipstick 11:00 AM LESS11R 101 MINS

2 PM

Terra 10:30AM TERR11S 79 MINS

SEQUOIA

10 AM

11 AM

You Can’t Do That! 10:30AM YOUC12R 89 MINS

RAFAEL

Butterflies 10:00AM BUTT12S 85 MINS

THROCK

3 PM

4 PM

New Movies Lab: Cinematographers 12:30PM SEM12R 90 MINS

32A 12:45PM 32A12S 89 MINS

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

Where the Water Meets the Sky 2:45PM WHEW12S 96 MINS Learning Gravity 3:30PM LEAR12S 70 MINS

The Wave 9:15PM WAVE11S 106 MINS

Guest of Cindy Sherman 8:45PM GUES11T 90 MINS TRIBUTES/SPOTLIGHTS

8 PM

9 PM

SEMINARS/MUSIC/TBA

10 PM

11 PM

American Violet 8:00PM AMER12R 102 MINS

What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? 6:30PM WHAT12R 96 MINS

Captain Abu Raed 4:45PM CAPT12R 102 MINS

Four Seasons Lodge 2:30PM FOUR12R 102 MINS

The Guitar 8:00PM GUIT11S 92 MINS

5@5 & MVFF SHORTS

Under Our Skin 4:00PM UNDE12R 103 MINS

Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi 2:00PM ARCH12T 88 MINS

Hi De Ho Show 9:00PM HIDE11R 120 MINS

Découpage Digital 6:30PM DEC11T 78 MINS

Tribute to Alfre Woodard 5:00PM TRIB12R 102 MINS

Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s 1:30PM MOMM12R 99 MINS

Tricks 12:30PM TRIC12S 96 MINS

SEQUOIA

2 PM How About You 1:45PM HOWA12R 100 MINS

The Betrayal 11:00AM BETR12R 96 MINS

RAFAEL

SUNDAY OCTOBER 12

1 PM

Terra 11:30AM TERR12R 79 MINS

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

12 PM

V(ISION)FEST

11 PM

Surveillance 9:45PM SURV11R 97 MINS

Under Our Skin 6:45PM UNDE11S 103 MINS

The Home in My Heart 4:15PM HOMH11T 95 MINS

10 PM

Katyn 9:30PM KATY11R 118 MINS

Burned Hearts 6:45PM BURH11R 84 MINS Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story 5:30PM BOOG11S 90 MINS

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

9 PM

TBA 7:15PM

Hair: Let the Sun Shine In 4:00PM HAIR11S 95 MINS

The Betrayal 1:30PM BETR11S 96 MINS

8 PM

Hania 7:00PM HAN11R 100 MINS

Sonic Mirror 4:30PM SONM11R 79 MINS Heart of Fire 3:00PM HEAR11S 94 MINS

VALLEY OF THE DOCS

7 PM

They Killed Sister Dorothy 4:45PM THEY11R 94 MINS

The Snow Queen 2:00PM SNOW11T 100 MINS WORLD CINEMA

6 PM

Tribute to Eric Roth 4:30PM TRIB11R 100 MINS

Goodnight Irene 12:45PM GOOD11S 98 MINS

THROCK

US CINEMA

5 PM

Lifelines 2:00PM LIFE11R 94 MINS

Máncora 11:00AM MANC11S 93 MINS

SEQUOIA

4 PM

Teddy Bear 2:30PM TEDD11R 98 MINS

Nocturna 11:15AM NOCT11R 80 MINS

RAFAEL

3 PM

Morning Light 1:30PM MORN11R 105 MINS

Four Seasons Lodge 12:00PM FOUR11R 102 MINS

RAFAEL

SATURDAY OCTOBER 11

1 PM

Hello, Stranger 7:00PM HELL12R 113 MINS

Lemon Tree 5:45PM LEM12S 106 MINS

TBA 8:30PM

They Killed Sister Dorothy 5:15PM THEY12S 94 MINS Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story 4:15PM BOOG12T 90 MINS

Wendy and Lucy 7:45PM WEND12S 80 MINS

Heart of Fire 6:45PM HEAR12T 94 MINS

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CREATIVE CREDITS

MVFF THEATRICAL TRAILER

POSTER DESIGN

MINE™ AGENCY ScheyerSF CONCEPT

Dennis Scheyer Christopher C.H. Simmons CREATIVE DIRECTION/WRITTEN BY

Dennis Scheyer AGENCY PRODUCER

Lisa Sechser PRODUCTION AND DESIGN

L.inc Design, Inc. CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Lisa Berghout CO-DIRECTORS

Ed Apodaca, Mont Watanasiriroch EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Anastacia Maggioncalda PRODUCER

Valerie Tuffy PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Auggie Apodaca, Keri Nielsen ACCOUNTING

MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

Dustpan COMPOSERS

Zack Smith, Scot Stafford SOUND MIX

Skywalker Sound RE-RECORDING MIXER

Jurgen Scharpf SOUND OPTICALS

NT Audio PRINTS

Technicolor DI

Technicolor Digital Intermediates PRODUCER

Dana Ross COLORIST

Tim Peeler BAKED BEAN BOY V.O.

Dennis Scheyer BAKED BEAN GIRL V.O.

Odessa Chen

Hanne Buckmaster PROPS

PUBLICITY

The Museum of the Unknown Mickey McGowan

AGENCY Hamilton Ink

LIGHTING

PRINCIPALS

Magnetic Image Video

Pam Hamilton, Stephanie Clarke

EDITORIAL

PUBLICISTS

Barbary Post

Serene Moussa, Clara Franco, Gabrielle Harris

MINIATURES CURATOR

EDITOR

Bob Spector EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Kristen Jenkins ASSISTANT EDITORS

David Anderson, Alana Rees

AGENCY Larsen Associates PRINCIPAL

Karen Larsen PUBLICIST

Kelda McKinney

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Photo credit: Michael Read

2008 FESTIVAL STAFF

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

PRINT TRAFFIC ASSISTANT

Mark Fishkin

Ron Jennings

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

FESTIVAL RECEPTIONIST

Zoë Elton

Noah Nelson VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

PROGRAMMING

Lauren Asmus

SENIOR PROGRAMMER

ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Karen Davis

Jennie-Sue Nuccio

PROGRAMMERS

DATABASE MANAGER

Kelly Clement Janis Plotkin Amanda Todd Ilya Tovbis

Myles Downes

CFI EDUCATION MANAGER/CHILDREN’S

Jessika Diamond

FILMFEST PROGRAMMER

John Morrison ASSISTANT PROGRAMMER

Joshua Moore PROGRAMMING ADMINISTRATOR

Holly Roach PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT

Rachel Aloy SEMINAR COORDINATOR/PROGRAMMING ASSISTANT

Beverly Thorman

OPERATIONS

Ema Ripley MEMBERSHIP MANAGER

John Risos DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Elizabeth Duran ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT

SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER

Suzi Hynes

SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT

Marcie Hutchings OUTDOOR ART CLUB MANAGER

Megan Caughey LOGISTICS MANAGER

Paul Hegarty LOGISTICS ASSISTANT

Craig Walton

MARKETING/PUBLICITY MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Maureen Dixon MARKETING ASSISTANT

Krissy Bailey MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR

Beth Rader PRINCIPAL PUBLICISTS

ADMINISTRATION/ DEVELOPMENT MANAGING DIRECTOR

Pam Hamilton/Stephanie Clarke, Hamilton Ink Karen Larsen, Larsen Associates

Scott Rowitz

PUBLICISTS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Clara Franco

Maureen Galliani

Gabrielle Harris

FINANCE MANAGER

Kelda McKinney

Connie Chang

Serene Moussa

CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATOR

Liana Bender

Tommy Lau

PRINT TRAFFIC COORDINATOR

Chris Stolebarger

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

SPECIAL EVENTS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Steven Reder

Atissa Manshouri

Abigail Millikan-States

FESTIVAL MANAGER

David Owen

FOUNDATION AND INDIVIDUAL GIVING DIRECTOR

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2008 FESTIVAL STAFF TECHNICAL ADVISOR/EDITOR

PROGRAM CONSULTANT

Marcus Pun

Jan Klingelhofer

BOX OFFICE COORDINATOR

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Jay Wertzler

Tim Fross

Rose DeHeer Michele Johnston John Mavroudis Justin Yang

BOX OFFICE MANAGEMENT

SHIFT MANAGER

In Ticketing

Emily Hill

COPY EDITOR

Kara Herold

PROGRAMMING INTERNS

Carrie Pickett

Nathan Hoffman

PRODUCTION

Maria Judice

Kenneth Lockerbie Richard Repas

David Krah

PROOFREADER

Doug Nadeau

Robert Avila

Max Savage

Kate Hupp Erik Piil Kate Roessler Matthew Smith Asalle Tanha Blake Thorman Vee Xu

DIGITAL PREPRESS

Jake Waddell

Richard Repas

PROJECTIONISTS

PRINT ADS

Ariel Lopez Eric Piil Vee Xu

PUBLICATIONS/DESIGN MANAGING EDITOR

Laurie Koh GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Winifred MacLeod DATABASE DESIGNER

Sandy Gow

GUEST SERVICES GUEST SERVICES MANAGER

Joni Cooper HOSPITALITY COORDINATORS

Jill Spinelli Diana Vanderburg TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR

Benj Jenkin

THEATER/TECHNICAL OPERATIONS THEATER OPERATIONS MANAGER

Deanna Williams TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Hal Rowland FESTIVAL THEATER MANAGERS

Kate Aragon Brittany Cole Sharon Shay Sloan TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

Jon Bastian TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Marty Brenneis

SENIOR PROJECTIONISTS

Zoe Cohen

Nayt Myers

THEATER STAFF

Chalena Alston, Bianca Arkeen, Annie Barr, Stephanie Behasa, Michael Beuttler, Jacob Brown, Abbey Byers, Sue Campbell, RJ Ciccaglione, Griffin Couillard, Alberto Diaz, Saundra Efron, Rory Flay, Ian Franklin, Riordan Harlib, Chase Harris, Michael Hawk, Rachel Hill, Suzi Hynes, Tim Isom, Maria Jones, John Kemmeter, A.T. Lynne, L. Jeffrey Moore, Hayley Nenadal, Mario Osoteo, Jennifer Preissel, Dyan Redford, Phoebe Ross, Natalie Schoch, Cole Sutton, Alysanne Taylor, Jane Weber, Becky West, Patricia White

INTERNS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH INTERNS

John Ahlers Shevaun Stapp SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN

Julie Le Carole Meyer Jennifer Oberti Michelle Wilson EDUCATION INTERNS

Brooke Dooley Joanne Sorresse Stacy Yip DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Beverly Sterry CFI INTERNS

Gary Flatow Muriel Hammond Murray Hammond

CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Richard Peterson MANAGER

Dan Zastrow PROGRAMMING AND PUBLICITY ASSOCIATE

Maureen Dixon

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Filmtecknarna Sarah Finklea The Finnish Film Foundation Lindsay Fishkin Lorrie Fishkin Nancy Fishman Gary Flatow Jim Flavell Andreas Fock Ben Fong-Torres Julie Fontaine Michael Fox Fox Searchlight Pictures Neil Friedman Sid Ganis Mark Garwood Felecia Gaston Daven Gee Susan Gerhard John Goddard Dan Godfrey John Godsey Goethe Institute Brian Gordon Leonard Gordon, M.D. Laurel Graver Nancy Gribler Gillian Grisman David Guastavino Lynne Hale Gary Hamilton Pam Hamilton Muriel Hammond Muriel and Murray Hammond Hilary Hart JoAnn Hastings Bob Hawk David Haydon Eva Haydon Lars Hedenstedt Anna Heidinger Ron Henderson Bob Hoffman Holland Film Douglas Holmes Karen Holmes Melissa Howden Mary Hrize Marcus Hu Marc Huestis Suzi Hynes Richard and Susan Idell Imcine Joel Jaffe Terri Jaffe Aliya Jaffe Whitney Perry Jeff Michele Johnston Juanita Jones Jin Woo Joo Marit Kapla Betsy Kenney Nancy Klasky Jeffrey Klein Jan Klingelhofer Melody Kornbrot

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Richard Repas Josiane Sadoun Josh Safdie San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Patricia Sarris Barbara Scharres Kathy Severson Kathy Severson Ali Reza Shahroki Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith Fiske Smith G.E. Smith Josh Sperry Shelley Spicer Spin Magazine Stanford Jazz Workshop Becky Steere Tom Steere Peter Stein Judy Stone Tim Stone Strand Releasing David Straus Swedish Film Institute Lisa Taback Reza Takkeshori Melanie Tebb Denny Tedesco Terry Hines & Associates Phyllis Thelen Laura Thielen Andrew Thompson Blake and Bev Thorman Kyle Thorpe Henry Timnick Amanda Todd C. Sade Turnipseed Richard Vance Vancouver International Film Festival Video Arts Janet Visick Jan Wahl Clare Wasserman Rob Wasserman John C. Weaver III Joanne Webster Stepahnie Weissman Trinity West Skip Whitney Mats Widbom Morty Wiggins Ulla Wikander Reilly Kimberly Wilson Chris Wright Jenny Yancey Chi-hui Yang Justin Yang Simon Young Saul Zaentz Christine and Roberto Zecca Sue Zemel

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murmur Peter Byrne 585 461 3983 pjbfaa@rit.edu

Outsource Daniel Trezise 310 593 4047 dantrezise@mac.com

My Date From Hell Filmakademie BadenWuerttemberg *49/ 7141 969 103 eva.steegmayer@fi lmakademie.de mydatefromhell.com/

PAL/SECAM Dreamus Film 718 387 0004 dreamusfi lm@gmail.com

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again Larry Blamire 818 845 0465

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PRINT SOURCES Paper Covers Rock IFC Films 546 273 7209 kakalyka@ifcfi lms.com Parachute Paul Grellong 917 848 1618 contact@parachutemovie.com Parachutemovie.com The Phone Book Kurt Kuenne 818 567 4950 kkuenne@earthlink.net Pink Wrap Xanadu Entertainment, LLC 415 479 5709 415 499 5704 cpepperdance@aol.com cynthiapepper.com The Pleasure of Being Robbed IFC Films 546 273 7209 kakalyka@ifcfi lms.com Poison Arrow Frogs Swedish Film Institute 468 665 1134 468 666 3698 Pure Jacob Bricca 203 782 9534 860 685 2221 jbricca@wesleyan.edu Quest for a Heart Finnish Film Foundation +358 9 6220 3032 +358 9 6220 3050 jenni.siitonen@ses.fi ses.fi Quiet Chaos IFC First Take 212 324 4635 646 273 7250 nabaruch@ifcifi lms.com ifcfi lms.com

Rindin the Puffer FatCat Animation Studios 602 540 0456 480 838 0102 joeh@fatcatanimation.com fatcatanimation.com Road to Ingwavuma Out of the Blue Films, Inc. info@outoftebluefi lms.com Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs Martha Celis Mendoza 525550784261 RocknRolla Warner Bros. 415 591 9610 415 837 0930 sspicer@thaweb.com terryhines.com The Royal Treatment SF Art & Film 415 864 2026 rchase@chaseartfi lm.com fi lmworkshopsf.org The Sandpixies Balance Film +49 351 490 37 80 +49 351 490 37 82 info@balancefi lm.de balancefi lm.de Seeds of In Good Heart: Soil and the Mystery of Fertility Lily Films 415 383 0553 415 383 6852 info@lilyfi lms.com Second Sight Second Sight Pictures 416 539 8642 alison.mcalpine@gmail.com alisonmcalpine.com Secret Apocalyptic Love Diaries Enid Baxter Blader 323 717 2929 831 687 0211

R.I.P. My Place 415 526 5113 education@cafi lm.org cafi lm.org

The Secret Life of Bees Fox Searchlight 310 369 2016 Russell.Nelson@fox.com foxsearchlight.com

Real Time Maximum Films 416 960 0300 Deanne@maximumfi lms.ca

Self Portrait Les Films du Paradoxe +33 1 46 49 33 33 +33 1 46 49 32 23 fi lms.paradoxe@wanadoo.fr fi lmsduparadoxe.com

Recollections David Oh 909 524 8838 davidh.oh@gmail.com Religulous Lionsgate 310 449 9200 Reunion Uncle Brother Productions 415 460 0728 tamcentennial@mac.com Rex Barrett and the Eye of God Flying Pirate Productions 310 977 5049 rustin1138@gmail.com rexbarrettmovie.com

Self-Portrait Emma Strebel 415 824 3843 415 824 7949 estrebel@urbanschool.org Shiver MPI Media Group 708 873 3111 708 873 3177 nmikuzis@mpimedia.com mpimedia.com Skip Tamalpais High School 415 388 3292 415 380 3526 aimteachers@mac.com tamaim.com

Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale Danish Film Institute + 45 32 54 34 56 lars@fi lmlageret.dk

Teddy Bear Menemsha Films 310 452 1775 310 277 6602 neilf@menemshafi lms.com

Slow Kurt Kuenne 818 567 4950 818 567 4950 kkuenne@earthlink.net

Terminus JTF Productions 604 696 6862 604 696 6863 trevor@theembassyvfx.com

The Smile SF Art & Film 415 864 2026 rchase@chaseartfi lm.com fi lmworkshopsf.org

Terra Snoot Entertainment 323 937 0808 323 937 0550 charding@snoot.com terramovie.net/press

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There Is No There There Samuel Stout 609 558 8923 samuelstout@gmail.com They Killed Sister Dorothy Just Media 303 871 9015 303 871 9085 catherine@just-media.org theykilledsisterdorothy.com This Is a Story About Ted and Alice Teressa Tunney 917 385 5394 teressa.tunney@gmail.com Through a Glass Darkly Swedish Institute +46 8 453 78 00 +46 8 20 72 48 si@si.se Janus Films janusfi lms.com Through These Trackless Waters Elizabeth Henry 970 945 8430 ehenry@du.edu

Under Our Skin Open Eye Pictures 415 332 3266 415 332 3256 andy@openeyepictures.com openeyepictures.com Unna and Nuuk Fiinnish Film Foundation +358 9 6220 3032 +358 9 6220 3060 ses.fi Waiting for Rusty The Sunshine Kids 415 488 4547 huckabeehouse@hotmail.com The Wave Celluiloid Dreams +33 1 49 70 85 64 +33 1 49 70 03 71 pascale@celluloid-dreams.com Wendy and Lucy Oscilloscope Pictures 212 219 4029 dan@oscilloscope.net oscilloscopepictures.com Westi Scottish Screen 44 141 302 1756 44 141 302 1778 bryony.mcintyre@scottishscreen.com scottishscreen.com What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? Fame Universal Entertainment Ltd. +852 9257 3619 +852 2793 1258 ramychoi@gmail.com Where the Water Meets the Sky CAMFED 415 963 4489 us.camfed.org

Stolen Maya Entertainment 213 534 3856 carmelitab@ mayaentertainmentgroup.com mayereleasing.com

Through Your Eyes Baba Hillman 571 278 8289 bhillman@hampshire.edu

Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? Deckert Distribution +49 341 215 6638 +49 341 215 6639 info@deckert-distribution.com deckert-distribution.com

Sunshine Bob Dandy Dwarves 415 300 6592 festivals@thedandydwarves.com

Tile M for Murder FilmTecknarna +46 8 442 7300 +46 8 442 7319 ft@fi lmtecknarna.se fi lmtecknarna.se

Wolf Swedish Film Institute +46 8 665 1100 +46 8 666 3698 gual@sfi .se sfi .se

Surveillance Magnolia Pictures 212 924 6701 mwendel@magpictures.com magpictures.com Synching Blue Sarah Wylie Ammerman 859 361 0108 thisiswa@gmail.com Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai Marlboro Productions 802 257 0743 802 257 0743 mfi lmpro@sover.net The Tale of Little Puppetboy Swedish Film Institute +46 0 31 423 560 j.nyholm@bredband.net johannes.hopto.org

The Treehouse Song FilmTecknarna +46 8 442 7300 +46 8 442 7319 ft@fi lmtecknarna.se fi lmtecknarna.se Tricks M-appeal 49 30 6150 7505 49 30 2758 2872 m-appeal.com Trip Future Shorts +44 (0) 207 734 3883 katie@futureshorts.com futureshorts.com TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles Design Films 415 252 7972 david@designfi lms.org designfi lms.org

Woman in Burka Jonathan Lisecki info@womaninburka.com The Wrecking Crew Lunch Box Entertainment 818 884 6654 818 884 6265 dennyted@mac.com The Yellow Bird Ein Aus Animation 612 781 7600 tschroeder@mcad.edu The Zeppelin Parable SvetShop 510 541 7406 kph@svetshop.com Zimbabwe DV8 Films +27 11 880 0191 +27 11 880 0192 jeremyl@dv8.co.az

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FILMS BY COUNTRY The * symbol indicates a film is concerned with that country, even though it originates in another. AUSTRALIA Cactus Chainsaw AUSTRIA Heart of Fire Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? BELGIUM Boulevard l’Océan È Finita la Commedia Mompelaar BRAZIL Children of the Amazon CANADA All Together Now Centigrade Everything Is Fine The Great Escape Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s No Bikini ONeHeADWOrD PrOteCtiON Real Time Second Sight The Snow Queen Terminus TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles* CHILE Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi* Mirageman CHINA Fujian Blue CZECH REPUBLIC A Day’s Work Teddy Bear DENMARK I’ll Come Running Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale ERITREA Heart of Fire* ETHIOPIA Heart of Fire* FINLAND The Home of Dark Butterflies Quest for a Heart Sonic Mirror Unna and Nuuk FRANCE 57000 KM Between Us Boulevard l’Océan Cherry Blossoms Heart of Fire Nocturna Through Your Eyes GERMANY 32A Cherry Blossoms Four Seasons Lodge* Heart of Fire Lotte From Gadgetville My Date From Hell My Happy End On the Line The Sandpixies Sonic Mirror The Wave Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? HUNGARY

The Absence Maestro ONeHeADWOrD PrOteCtiON INDIA Head Nods: A Lexicon of Indian Head Shakes* Jodhaa Akbar IRAN Every Night, Loneliness Hafez IRELAND 32A The Bird Can’t Fly How About You Learning Gravity ISRAEL The Lemon Tree No Child Is Born a Terrorist ITALY 10 Italian Lessons Giants Heart of Fire Quiet Chaos The Smile JAPAN The Amazing Osamu Tezuka Astro Boy: Expedition to Mars Broken Down Film Fire Under the Snow Hafez Hollywood Jerome* Jumping Legend of the Forest Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters* Self Portrait A Song for the Everyday* JORDAN Captain Abu Raed LAOS The Betrayal LATVIA Hunting SMILE, MY FRIEND! KENYA Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai* KOREA Recollections* Synching Blue* MEXICO Around June* Cumbia Connection Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs Stolen MOROCCO Burned Hearts NETHERLANDS The Bird Can’t Fly My Marlon and Brando NORWAY Cairn Once Upon a Cherrox PERU Máncora PHILIPPINES God Only Knows POLAND Four Seasons Lodge* Hania Katyn The Loneliness of the ShortOrder Cook Tricks

PORTUGAL Goodnight Irene ROMANIA Alexandra RUSSIA Four Seasons Lodge* PAL/SECAM SCOTLAND How to Save a Fish From Drowning The Ice Plant Missing Westi SOUTH AFRICA The Bird Can’t Fly Frank Dead Souls Jerusalema Road to Ingwavuma Zimbabwe SOUTH KOREA Hello, Stranger SPAIN Máncora Nocturna Shiver SWEDEN Ask Me No Questions Aston’s Stones Brink of Life: A Collection of Swedish Shorts Butterflies Checkooo Combat Lover Drive Away My Heart The First Day The Games of Night* Garantia and the Shooting Star In Love With an Angel Laban the Little Ghost Let the Right One In My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow Outdoor Life Poison Arrow Frogs The Tale of Little Puppetboy Through a Glass Darkly Tile M for Murder The Treehouse Song Wolf SWITZERLAND On the Line Sonic Mirror TAIWAN God Man Dog What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? Tibet Fire Under the Snow* Turkey My Marlon and Brando UK All Together Now Delhi Handkerchief English Language (with English subtitles) Happy-Go-Lucky How to Save a Fish From Drowning K My Marlon and Brando Quiet Chaos Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs* RocknRolla

The Snow Queen Snowtime Trip TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles* Where the Water Meets the Sky UKRAINE At the River US 10 Italian Lessons Adam Resurrected Adventures of Josh Wolf: Activist Video Blogger American Violet Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi Around June Bachelorette, 34 The Bee Benji and Judah The Betrayal Betty + Johnny Bloodsucker Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story Breath Burning the Future: Coal in America Button-Up Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon Campfi re Song Carlos Catani Children of the Amazon Chronicles of Lady Recycla and Captain Compost Cinemasports The Coyote and the Tortoise Dance-a-Bet A Day Late in Oakland Dreaming The Elephant Garden Ella and the Astronaut Fire Under the Snow Flash of Genius Four Seasons Lodge Frank Dead Souls The Future is Green The Games of Night God Only Knows Grin and Bear It Guest of Cindy Sherman The Guitar Hair: Let the Sun Shine In Handprints Hania* Head Nods: A Lexicon on Indian Head Shakes Hollywood Jerome Hot Dog How to Save a Fish From Drowning* I Just Wanted to Be Somebody I’ll Come Running Idiots and Angels In My Heart: A Child’s Hurricane Katrina Story Insight Joe Wright: The Soloist Kick Like a Girl Kokua Hawaii Foundation Learning Gravity* The Letter “Q”

Lipstick The Lost Skeleton Returns Again Maggie and Mildred Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Missing Rose Petal Morning Light Mosaic Mecanique murmur Never Practice Alchemy With a Microwave No Child Is Born a Terrorist On the Assassination of the President Outsource PAL/SECAM Paper Covers Rock Parachute The Phone Book Pink Wrap The Pleasure of Being Robbed Pure R.I.P. Recollections Religulous Reunion Rex Barrett and the Eye of God Rindin the Puffer Road to Ingwavuma The Royal Treatment Scenes From In Good Heart: Soil and the Mystery of Fertility Secret Apocalyptic Love Diaries The Secret Life of Bees Self-Portrait Shiver* Skip Slow The Smile A Song for the Everyday Sunshine Bob Surveillance Synching Blue Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai Terra There Is No There There They Killed Sister Dorothy This Is a Story About Ted and Alice Through These Trackless Waters TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles* Under Our Skin Waiting for Rusty Wendy and Lucy Wherever You Are Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker?* Woman in Burka The Wrecking Crew The Yellow Bird The Zeppelin Parable VIETNAM The Betrayal* ZIMBABWE Zimbabwe

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FILMS BY FILMMAKER Abraham, Marc Flash of Genius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Chiu, Hsiao-wen Breath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Friendship, Steve Delhi Handkerchief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Jonsson, Karolina The First Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Adams, Alexandra 10 Italian Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Christmann, Kai TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles . . . .99

Gansel, Dennis The Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Jude, Radu Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Alfredson, Daniel Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

Cimermanis, Janis Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

García, Adrià Nocturna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Junge, Daniel They Killed Sister Dorothy . . . . . . . . . . .98

Alfredson, Tomas Let the Right One In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Cole, Randall Real Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Kaminski, Janusz Hania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Andersson, Kjell-Åke Butterflies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Collette, Jean-Julien È Finita la Commedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Garcia, Deborah Koons Seeds of In Good Heart: Soil and the Mystery of Fertility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Anna, Threes The Bird Can’t Fly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Cotton, Helen Where the Water Meets the Sky . . . .101

Annenberg Weingarten, Charles India’s Song (And the Vanishing Art of Listening) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Kokua Hawaii Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . .83 No Child Is Born a Terrorist . . . . . . . . . .83

Crowder, Paul Morning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Bergman, Ingmar Through a Glass Darkly . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Bishop, Cory Grin and Bear It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Black, Cathal Learning Gravity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Black, Julia Handprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Blader, Enid Baxter The Secret Apocalyptic Love Diaries .83 Blamire, Larry The Lost Skeleton Returns Again . . . . 91 Blancher, Esteé In My Heart: A Child’s Hurricane Katrina Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Bracht, Tom My Date From Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Bricca, Jacob Pure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Buharov, Ivan ONeHeADWOrD PrOteCtiON. . . . . . . .83 Burton, Kate The Ice Plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Byrne, Anthony How About You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Byrne, Peter murmur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Caffi , Reto On the Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Cantell, Saara Unna and Nuuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Caspar, Barbara Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? . . . . . . .101 Cawood, Trevor Terminus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Charles, Larry Religulous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Chayes, Bill Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Chen, Singing God Man Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

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Geffenblad, Lotte Aston’s Stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Gibbs, Julian The Snow Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Goldman, Becca Handprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Karabey, Hüseyin My Marlon and Brando. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Karukoski, Dome The Home of Dark Butterflies . . . . . . . .88 Kaurismäki, Mika Sonic Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Goldstein, Michael Reunion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Keker, Adam On the Assassination of the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Cunningham, Colin Centigrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Gowarik, Ashutosh Jodhaa Akbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Kim Dong-Hyun Hello, Stranger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Dagerman, Dan Levy The Games of Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Grellong, Paul Parachute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Klein, Holly Maggie and Mildred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Dailly, Madevi Westi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Grimaldi, Antonio Luigi Quiet Chaos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Klein, Sarah Campfire Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Darlington-Bach, Melinda The Letter “Q” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Guggenheim, Hannah Benji and Judah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Kreuter, Delphine 57000 KM Between Us . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Dater, Alan Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

H-O, Paul Guest of Cindy Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Kuenne, Kurt The Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Slow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Cruz, Quique Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

de Montreuil, Ricardo Máncora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Diaz Espinoza, Ernesto Mirageman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Disney, Tim American Violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Doesken-Polos, Tiffany Mosaic Mecanique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Donahue, Tom Guest of Cindy Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Dorian, Dana Snowtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Dörrie, Doris Cherry Blossoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Eatough, Graham Missing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Eberts, David Where the Water Meets the Sky . . . .101 El Maanouni, Ahmed Burned Hearts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Ernits, Heiki Lotte From Gadgetville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Hagelback, Johan Poison Arrow Frogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Hansen, Kristian The Zeppelin Parable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Henn, Matt Skip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Henry, Elizabeth Through These Trackless Waters . . . . .83 Herold, Kara Bachelorette, 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Hfiebejk, Jan Teddy Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Hillman, Baba Through Your Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Hines, Andre R.I.P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Hoffman, Frey Hollywood Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Holmgren, Magnus Tile M for Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Jacobs, Andrew Four Seasons Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Falorni, Luigi Heart of Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

Jaigirdar, Ivan Head Nods: A Lexicon of Indian Head Shakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Feldman, Edward A Day’s Work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Jakimowski, Andrzej Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99

Fleischer, Lucas Parachute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Jalili, Abolfazl Hafez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Forbes, Stefan Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story . .80

Janbu, Hävard Haukeland Once Upon a Cherrox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Fournier, Yves Christian Everything Is Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Jaworski, Alicja Laban the Little Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Kukula, Ralf The Sandpixies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Kuras, Ellen The Betrayal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Lake, Ellen Betty + Johnny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Larsen, Hanne Cairn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Law, Thomas Never Practice Alchemy With a Microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Lee, Donna Adventures of Josh Wolf: Activist Video Blogger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Lehtosaari, Pekka Quest for a Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Leigh, Mike Happy-Go-Lucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Limón, Kristen Missing Rose Petal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Lisecki, Jonathan Woman in Burka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Llerena, Rebecka Garantia and the Shooting Star . . . . 102 Lucas, Alicia Waiting for Rusty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Lynch, Jennifer Surveillance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Machoian, Robert Ella and the Astronaut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

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FILMS BY FILMMAKER Mackenzie, Jenny Kick Like a Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Olsson, Mats Olof My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow . . .80

Ritchie, Guy RocknRolla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

Maggio, Joe Paper Covers Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Ortiz, Isidro Shiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Roels, Marc Mompelaar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Maldonado, Víctor Nocturna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

Pahle, Christopher Once Upon a Cherrox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Romero, Nohemi Dreaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Mandoki, Luis Stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97

Parsons, Spencer I’ll Come Running. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Roodt, Darrell James Zimbabwe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Margolies, Rob Lifelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Pepper, Cynthia Dance-a-Bet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Pink Wrap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Rosenblatt, Jay I Just Wanted to Be Somebody . . . . . .86

Marinou-Blanco, Paolo Goodnight Irene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Matalqa, Amin Captain Abu Raed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 McAlpine, Alison Second Sight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 McEachen, Scott Rex Barrett and the Eye of God . . . . . . 91 Meconi, Marcos Carlos Catani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Persson, Lasse Laban the Little Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Peters, David TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles . . . .99

Rubin, Sam The Bee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Lipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Phrasavath, Thavisouk The Betrayal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Sadrameli, Rasoul Every Night, Loneliness . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Plester, Tim English Language (with English subtitles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Safdie, Josh The Pleasure of Being Robbed . . . . . . .94

Mendora, Arandelly Handprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Plympton, Bill Hot Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Idiots and Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Merton, Lisa Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

Põldma, Janno Lotte From Gadgetville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Mollo, Fabio Giants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Monroe, Mark Morning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Morgado Escanilla, Claudia No Bikini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Mulford, Marilyn Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Neal, Kelly How to Save a Fish From Drowning . .95 Neymann, Eva At the River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Nilsson, Rob Frank Dead Souls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Niu, Doze Chen Zer What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? . . 100 Novack, David Burning the Future: Coal in America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Pool, Léa Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s . . . . . . .92 Povolotsky, Dmitry PAL/SECAM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Prince-Bythewood, Gina The Secret Life of Bees . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Quinn, Marian 32A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Rapaport, Pola Hair: Let the Sun Shine In. . . . . . . . . . . .86 Rasmussen, Steen Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Rauch, Dav TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles . . . .99 Redford, Amy The Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Reichardt, Kelly Wendy and Lucy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Novel, Céline Boulevard l’Océan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Renfors, Magnus Ask Me No Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . Combat Lover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drive Away My Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In Love With an Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Treehouse Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Nyholm, Johannes The Tale of Little Puppetboy . . . . . . . . . 91

Reyes, Mark God Only Knows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

O’Hara, Meghan Bloodsucker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Reygaert, Wim Mompelaar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Oh, David Recollections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Rick, Barbara Road to Ingwavuma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

Ojeda-Beck, Rodrigo Ella and the Astronaut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Rídúze, Dace SMILE, MY FRIEND! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Olin, Chuck Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Riklis, Eran Lemon Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Novák, Kristóf The Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Rosenlund, Erik Checkooo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

102 102 102 102 102

Samzelius-Valenitin, Sofi a Chronicles of Lady Recycla and Captain Compost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Sasa, Makoto Fire Under the Snow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Savoca, James Around June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Sawicki, Marcel The Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Schrader, Paul Adam Resurrected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters . . . . .92

Legend of the Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Thompson, Piers K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Tollet, Olivier È Finita la Commedia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Toth, Geza M. Maestro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Trezise, Daniel Outsource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Tsirbas, Aristomenis Terra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Tunney, Teressa This Is a Story About Ted and Alice. . . 76 Tupicoff, Dennis Chainsaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Vargas Celis, Enrique Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs . . . . . . . .90 Villarreal, René Cumbia Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Vitanov, Milen My Happy End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Wajda, Andrzej Katyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Weimann, Tim My Date From Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Weng, Robin Shouing Fujian Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Wennstrom, Hakan Outdoor Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Wetherington, Wesley A Song for the Everyday . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Schroeder, Tom The Yellow Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Whitecroft, Oliver Handprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90

Sealy, Sasie The Elephant Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Wikke, Michael Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Simmons, Christian Sunshine Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Simon, Len The Coyote and the Tortoise . . . . . . . 102 Rindin the Puffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Sokoloff, Max Button-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 The Smile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Stauffer, Zachary A Day Late in Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Stout, Samuel There Is No There There . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Strebel, Emma Self-Portrait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Strebel, Max The Royal Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Sultan, Ariel The Future is Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Tedesco, Denny The Wrecking Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Tezuka, Osamu The Amazing Osamu Tezuka . . . . . . . . . 78 Astro Boy: Expedition to Mars. . . . . . . . 78 Broken Down Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Jumping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Wills, Adrian All Together Now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Wilson, Andy Abrahams Under Our Skin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 Wontae, Seo Synching Blue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Woodlock, Carole murmur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Wootliff, Harry Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Youssef, Samantha The Great Escape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Yuen-Carrucan, Jasmine Cactus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Ziman, Ralph Jerusalema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Zimmer, Martin Once Upon a Cherrox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Zmekhol, Denise Children of the Amazon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

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ADVERTISER INDEX 20/20 Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Giraffex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142

Pacifi c Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

A Party Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Helen Baldovinos-Morgan Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Pacifi c Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Acqua Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

HINT essence water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Pearls’ Phat Burgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Adolph Gasser Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Holiday Inn Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Peet’s Coffee & Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

All Seasons Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Hornblower Cruises & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

PG&E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Hotel Sausalito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Piazza D’Angelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

AMP Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

ICG Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

Pizza Antica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Angelica Limousines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Idell & Seitel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Plath & Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Arrowood Vineyards & Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Idllywild Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Post Street Surgery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

AT&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Il Davide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Qantas Airways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

AT&T Yellow Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

ImageMovers Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Rafael Film Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Balboa Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

In Ticketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Raymond Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Bank of Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC

Joie de Vivre Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170

Richards, Watson & Gershon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Barbary Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Judy’s Breadsticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Richardson Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Kathleen Dughi Jeweler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Rims & Goggles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Bellam Self-Storage & Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

KDFC Classical 102.1 FM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Ristorante Mezzo Mezzo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Best Beverage Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

KGO Newstalk AM810 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Rosemount Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157

Blanc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

KidSpeak, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

Russel & Davis Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Bogie’s Cafe/From Soup to Nuts Catering . . . 132

KQED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

SAGIndie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Boxoffi ce Magazine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

L.inc Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140

San Francisco Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Bradley Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

La Ginestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

San Rafael BID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Cavallo Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Leslie Olson Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Scandinavian Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

CBS 5 and the CW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Lexus of Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Scheyer/SF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Coldwell Banker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

LRG Capital Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

SF Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Lucasfilm Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC

Sherman Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Cosentino Signature Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Margritha Fliegauf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Sift: A Cupcakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Crystal Geyser Water Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Marin Acura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Skywalker Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Delicious! Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Marin Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

St. Clement Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Dolby Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Marin French Cheese Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Stephan-Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Dominican University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Marin Independent Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Stephanie Witt-Pacifi c Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Dorothy Slattery, DDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Marin Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Strawberry Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Dr. Kimberly Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Marin Oriental Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Dustpan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156

Marin Suites Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Strawberry Village Dental Care: Joseph L. Bauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

East Bay Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Eastman Kodak Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Marty M Clothing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

ETC Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . 134

Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Mill Valley Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Fabrizio Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

Mill Valley Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Final Draft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Mill Valley Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . 71

Mill Valley Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152

Fiske Video Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158

MilVali Salon & Cosmetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Focus Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

MINE SF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Fort Docs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Montecito Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Framecrafters Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134

Mountain Home Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Frantoio Ristorante & Olive Oil Co.. . . . . . . . . . . 42

MVFF Merchandise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

Frogs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

MW General Contracting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Frosting Bakeshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

NT Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Galliani Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Old Gold Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Sutton Suzuki Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Sweet Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sweet Things At Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 “Take A Dip” Fondue Fountains. . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Tamalpais Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Technicolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 The Big Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 THX Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Toyota Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Water’s Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Wells Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Yet Wah Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Zaentz Media Center, A Wareham Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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TITLE INDEX 5@5: Either Way I Lose . . . . . . . . . . 76 5@5: Four Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 5@5: I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 5@5: Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 5@5: Ne Me Quitte Pas. . . . . . . . . . 77 5@5: Sinnerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 10 Italian Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 32A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 57000 KM Between Us . . . . . . . . . . 77 The Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Adam Resurrected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Adventures of Josh Wolf: Activist Video Blogger . . . . . . . . . 88 Alexandra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 All Together Now. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 The Amazing Osamu Tezuka . . . . . . 78 American Violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Around June . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ask Me No Questions . . . . . . . . . . 102 Aston’s Stones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Astro Boy: Expedition to Mars. . . . . 78 At Home, At Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 At the River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Bachelorette, 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 The Bee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Benji and Judah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Betrayal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Betty + Johnny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Bird Can’t Fly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Bloodsucker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Boulevard l’Océan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Breath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Brink of Life: A Collection of Swedish Shorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Broken Down Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Burned Hearts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Burning the Future: Coal in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Butterflies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Button-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Cactus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Cairn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Call It Home: Searching for Truth on Bolinas Lagoon . . . . . . . . 81 Campfi re Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Captain Abu Raed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Carlos Catani. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Centigrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Chainsaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Checkoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Cherry Blossoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Children of the Amazon . . . . . . . . . . 82 Chronicles of Lady Recycla and Captain Compost . . . . . . . . . . 90 Combat Lover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Coyote and the Tortoise . . . . . 102 Cumbia Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Dance-A-Bet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 A Day Late in Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . 88 A Day’s Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Découpage Digital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Delhi Handkerchief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Dreaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Drive Away My Heart . . . . . . . . . . . 102 È Finita la Commedia . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 The Elephant Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Ella and the Astronaut . . . . . . . . . . . 83 English Language (with English Subtitles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Every Night, Loneliness . . . . . . . . . . 83 Everything Is Fine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Explore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Fire Under the Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 The First Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Flash of Genius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Four Seasons Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Frank Dead Souls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Fujian Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 The Future Is Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 The Games of Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Garantia and the Shooting Star . . . 102 Giants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 God Man Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 God Only Knows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Goodnight Irene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 The Great Escape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Grin and Bear It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Guest of Cindy Sherman . . . . . . . . . 85 The Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Hafez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Hair: Let the Sun Shine In . . . . . . . . 86 Handprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Hania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Happy-Go-Lucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Head Nods: A Lexicon of Indian Head Shakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Heart of Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Hello, Stranger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Hi De Ho Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Hollywood Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Home in My Heart . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Home of Dark Butterflies . . . . . 88 Hot Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 How About You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 How to Save a Fish From Drowning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 I Just Wanted to Be Somebody . . . . 86 I’ll Come Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Ice Plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Idiots and Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 In Love With an Angel . . . . . . . . . . 102 In My Heart: A Child’s Hurricane Katrina Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 India’s Song (And the Vanishing Art of Listening) . . . . . . 83 Insight Joe Wright: The Soloist . . . . 23 Jerusalema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Jodhaa Akbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Jumping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Katyn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Kick Like a Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Kokua Hawaii Foundation . . . . . . . . 83 Laban the Little Ghost . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Last Days of the Fillmore: A Live Multimedia Event . . . . . . . . 25

Learning Gravity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Legend of the Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Lemon Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Lessons in Lice, Language and Lipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Let the Right One In . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 The Letter “Q” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Lifelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Lipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 The Loneliness of the Short-Order Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 The Lost Skeleton Returns Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Lost Souls and Malcontent Beasties: Animated Shorts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Lotte From Gadgetville . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Maestro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Maggie and Mildred . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Máncora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Mirageman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters . . . 92 Missing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Missing Rose Petal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Mommy Is at the Hairdresser’s . . . . 92 Mompelaar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Morning Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Mosaic Mecanique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 murmur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 My Date From Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 My Happy End . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 My Marlon and Brando . . . . . . . . . . . 93 My Uncle Loved the Colour Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 The Neon Knights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Never Practice Alchemy With a Microwave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 No Bikini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 No Child Is Born a Terrorist . . . . . . . 83 Nocturna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 On the Assassination of the President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 On the Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Once Upon a Cherrox . . . . . . . . . . 102 ONeHeADWOrD PrOteCtiON . . . . 83 Outdoor Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Outsource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 PAL/SECAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Paper Covers Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Parachute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 The Phone Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Pink Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Pleasure of Being Robbed . . . . 94 Poison Arrow Frogs . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Pure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Quest for a Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Quiet Chaos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Real Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Recollections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Religulous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Reunion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Rex Barrett and the Eye of God . . . . 91 Rindin the Puffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 R.I.P. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Road to Ingwavuma . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Roald Dahl’s Three Little Pigs . . . . . 90 RocknRolla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

The Royal Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 The Sandpixies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Seeds of In Good Heart: Soil and the Mystery of Fertility . . . . . . 81 Second Sight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 The Secret Apocalyptic Love Diaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 The Secret Life of Bees . . . . . . . . . . 96 Self-Portrait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Shiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Skip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Skymaster, A Flying Family Fairytale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Slow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Smile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 SMILE, MY FRIEND! . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Snow Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Snowtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 A Song for the Everyday . . . . . . . . . . 83 Sonic Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Stolen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Sunshine Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Surveillance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Synching Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 The Tale of Little Puppetboy . . . . . . 91 Teddy Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Terminus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Terra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 There Is No There There . . . . . . . . . 83 They Killed Sister Dorothy . . . . . . . . 98 This Is a Story About Ted and Alice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Through a Glass Darkly . . . . . . . . . . 99 Through These Trackless Waters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Through Your Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Tile M for Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 The Treehouse Song . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 TYPECAST: The Art of Film Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Under Our Skin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Unna and Nuuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Waiting for Rusty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 The Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Wendy and Lucy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Westi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 What on Earth Have I Done Wrong? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Where the Water Meets the Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? . . . 101 Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Woman in Burka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Wrecking Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 The Yellow Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 You Can’t Do That! . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Zeppelin Parable . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Zimbabwe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

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