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MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL SOUVENIR PROGRAM

CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE presents

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BRAVO!

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Director’s Note/Mayor’s Proclamation ............................................3 Festival Information.......................................................................17

KATHLEEN DUGHI JEWELER

Sponsors........................................................................................20 Special Events................................................................................24 Board of Directors .........................................................................29 Feature–A World in Music .............................................................42 Feature–Peter Coyote: An Actor’s Journey ....................................46 Feature–Ciné Burkina ....................................................................50 Festival Hotels/Behind the Scenes .................................................54 Membership ..................................................................................55 Tribute to Lili Taylor ......................................................................58 Tribute to Peter Coyote .................................................................61 Tribute to Denys Arcand................................................................62 Official Premiers ............................................................................64 World Cinema ...............................................................................65 African/US Cinema........................................................................66 Valley of the Docs/VFest ...............................................................67 Shorts ............................................................................................68 Children’s Filmfest .........................................................................70 New Movies Lab ...........................................................................72 Expected Guests ............................................................................73 Opening Night ..............................................................................74 Centerpiece ...................................................................................75 Closing Night ................................................................................76 Film Notes .....................................................................................77 Film Grid......................................................................................102 In Kind Sponsors/Screening Committees .....................................118 Festival Staff ................................................................................119 Rafael Film Center .......................................................................123 Acknowledgments.......................................................................127 Films by Country .........................................................................133

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Films by Filmmaker......................................................................140 Membership List..........................................................................150 Advertiser’s Index........................................................................155 Print Sources ...............................................................................156 Film Title Index............................................................................160

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director’s note

Welcome to the 26th Mill Valley Film Festival.

Mark Fishkin, MVFF Director/Founder

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION September 2, 2003 City of Mill Valley, Office of the Mayor WHEREAS, the Mill Valley Film Festival has presented outstanding local and international films in this community for 26 years; and WHEREAS, the Mill Valley Film Festival fulfills the important function of providing filmmakers an audience for their works; and WHEREAS, international filmmakers and the film community in Marin County enhance our cultural life by participating in the Mill Valley Film Festival; and WHEREAS, filmmakers, volunteers, sponsors and filmgoers join together to make the Film Festival one of the Bay Area’s social and cultural highlights of the year; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christopher Raker, Mayor of the City of Mill Valley, take great pleasure in supporting the 26th Annual Festival by proclaiming October 2 -12, 2003 as Mill Valley Film Festival Days in Mill Valley. Christopher Raker Mayor

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Every good collection of films is tied by a common thread, a unifying force that makes the whole speak louder than its parts. The common denominator of our 2003 program? These films have something to say. They give us creative stories with strong points of view that stimulate our minds and nurture our spirits. Whether from an oral, written or cinematic tradition, good storytelling has the power to send the lives of its characters beyond page or screen. Our common humanity—our hopes, challenges, tragedies and wished-for resurrection—is universal: Is Willy Loman’s message less powerful than Lawrence of Arabia’s? In the early life of the Festival, I hesitated to describe it as anything other than a cultural event. While we provided educational programs for filmmakers and the community, I would not have characterized the Festival as social or political in nature. As MVFF continued, however, I began to talk about the extraordinary power of film, describing it as the most influential medium of the 20th century. I realized that film affects the way people think: how we look at ourselves, at others and at the world. I began to see the driving social relevance of film as part of the Festival’s hidden mission—not an agenda, exactly, but an ancillary benefit. If film is the most powerful medium ever created, wouldn’t it be grand to believe that engagement and inspiration can begin in the cinema? And if cinema is able to leap tall buildings with a single bound, can film festivals afford to emphasize style over content? I think not. The truth can no longer be avoided: Great films have a message! The 20th-century philosopher and educator John Dewey wrote, “Democracy began at home, and its home is the neighborly community.” As institutions of higher learning currently re-evaluate their curriculum, many educators fear that the American educational system is turning out graduates that are ill prepared to actively participate in a democratic society. A renewed emphasis on service learning, exemplified by community service, civic engagement and social concern, is at the heart of new experienced-based curricula. If, in addition, we could re-channel the resources that support mindless commercial pabulum into films of merit—films, for example, like 2002 Festival hits such as Spellbound, Bowling for Columbine and Rabbit Proof Fence—we could contribute effectively to the educational experience our future generations so sorely need. During the next 11 days, you will have the opportunity to see 25 World or US Premieres from 44 different countries, nine panels and workshops, special programs and tributes, and over a dozen special events: in total, more than 220 films. While it is impossible to see everything, we applaud those who try. My sincerest thanks to those who made our 26th MVFF possible: our generous donors, dedicated staff, board of directors, appreciative and supportive audience and of course, those who have the most to say, our extraordinary filmmakers and honorees.

Mark Fishkin Director/Founder

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No Reservations. Actor/Filmmaker Jon Favreau (Made, Daredevil) and friends serve up a new season of the acclaimed IFC original series.

Pull up a chair this season with Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Penelope Ann Miller, Blair Underwood and others. Watch Dinner For Five on IFC Every Monday Night at 8/PT on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 503

"IFC" is a service mark of The Independent Film Channel LLC. Š 2003 The Independent Film Channel LLC. All rights reserved. Photography by Scott Pasfield.


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festival information FESTIVAL VENUES Mill Valley Box Office (adjacent to the Depot Café) 85 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley CinéArts @ Sequoia (SEQ) 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (RAF) 1118 4th Street, San Rafael Century Cinema (CINEMA) 41 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera Marin Academy (MA) 1600 Mission Ave., San Rafael 142 Throckmorton Theatre (T@T) 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club (OAC) 1 W. Blithedale, Mill Valley SIGHT & INSIGHT Art Center 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley DigiQuest Learning Center 1115 3rd Street, Ste. 2, San Rafael ArtWorks Downtown 1337 4th Street, San Rafael Mill Valley Community Center 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael Frantoio Ristorante 152 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley Piatti Restaurant 625 Redwood Hwy., Mill Valley

DIRECTIONS To Sequoia Theatre, Mill Valley: Take Highway 101 to Tiburon/East Blithedale exit. Go west on Blithedale approximately 1.8 miles to first stop sign (Throckmorton). To Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael: Take Highway 101 to Central San Rafael Exit. Go west on 4th Street to 1118, between A and B Streets. PARKING In Mill Valley: Two-hour parking meters in downtown Mill Valley operate 9AM–6PM, Monday through Friday, and cars parked over two hours are subject to ticketing. Although meters are free after 6PM and on weekends, the two-hour limit is still enforced. See map for directions and parking areas. In San Rafael: There are parking garages throughout the downtown San Rafael area. Two-hour parking meters in San Rafael operate 9AM–6PM, Monday through Saturday, and cars parked for more than two hours are subject to ticketing. Meters are free after 6PM and on Sundays. See map for directions and parking areas. MVFF INFORMATION BOOTH The Information Booth is located at the Outdoor Art Club. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION BOOTH The Membership Information table will be set up in the Outdoor Art Club and at the Box Office in San Rafael, where new members may join, and old friends may renew or upgrade their existing memberships. FESTIVAL SHOPS Visit one of our Festival Shops for Official Festival Merchandise—they make great

holiday gifts to yourself and other film lovers. Festival shops are located at the San Rafael Box Office and at the Outdoor Art Club during the Festival. Selected merchandise is also available for the first time online at mvff.com. AUDIENCE ETIQUETTE As a courtesy and in fairness to others, we ask that you only hold one seat per person when attending screenings and events. Please turn off pagers, cell phones and watch alarms. Thank you and enjoy the films. PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING POLICY Photography, video and audio recording are prohibited in all theatrical and other festival venues. RESERVED SEATING POLICY 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 filmmakers and sponsors, to show our appreciation for their contributions and their generous support of MVFF. PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Call Golden Gate Transit at 415.923.2000 for information on taking public transportation to MVFF. ORDERING TICKETS We offer many convenient ways to purchase tickets. Tickets go on sale to members on September 10 and to nonmembers on September 14. You may order tickets in the following ways: • Access our Web site 24 hours a day at mvff.com.* • By Phone* 925.866.9559 September 10–October 11 10AM–5PM daily

1118 4th Street

25 Throckmorton Avenue

(Between A and B Streets)

(Corner of Throckmorton and Blithedale)

From US 101 take Central San Rafael exit Go west on 4th Street

From US 101 take Tiburon/E. Blithedale exit Go west on Blithedale to Throckmorton

• In Person (Mill Valley Box Office/ San Rafael Film Center Box Office) • By Mail/Fax*

Box Office hours and information about how to purchase tickets can be found on our Web site and on the back page of the MVFF newsprint schedule.

* $5 per order MVFF processing fee will apply for phone, fax, mail and Internet orders.

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We sincerely appreciate the support and enthusiasm of our sponsors.

MAJOR SPONSORS

Official Festival Airline

MAJOR MEDIA SPONSORS

MAJOR EVENTS Christopher B. Smith

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

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PRODUCT & SERVICE SPONSORS

Official Festival Wine

Official Festival Automobile

Official Festival Caterer

Official Festival Coffee and Tea

MAJOR SPONSOR American Airlines Fireman’s Fund Marin Community Foundation U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray San Francisco MAJOR MEDIA ANG Newspapers & the Marin Independent Journal Comcast and The Independent Film Channel KGO Newstalk AM810 Media Networks, Inc. (MNI) NBC11 San Francisco magazine WIRED magazine

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Scheyer/SF Technicolor

Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan Eric and Lente Louw Schwartz Susan and Michael Schwartz

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray San Francisco

FESTIVAL CIRCLE AT&T Alexander’s Decorative Rugs Bellam Self Storage & Boxes Bruce Bronzan Chronicle Books CinéArts & Century Theatres Clear Channel Outdoor Gloria and Jack Clumeck Brian and Marie Collins Alice Corning Charles and Nancy Curley Joseph Fink/Dominican University of California Catherine and Peter Flaxman Frank Howard Allen Realtors Karen Fry Gen Art Nancy Hudson Andrée Poirier Jansheski Kodak Lucasfilm Ltd. Bobbie Meyer Annette Nibley OpinionUSA Terese and Robert Payne PDI/Dreamworks Gordon Radley The Richmonds— Jane and Peter Lynn Robbie and David Hering

MEMBERSHIP SPONSOR Tamalpais Bank

MAJOR EVENTS Dolby Laboratories Frantoio Ristorante Christopher B. Smith U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray San Francisco

PLATINUM CIRCLE Jennifer and Richard Barker Capital Group Companies County of Marin Group X Gruber Family Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Katz Family Foundation Jennifer Coslett MacCready SF Weekly Henry Timnick Lois and Mel Tukman

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES A Party Center Chef de Cuisine Catering Digital Projection, Inc. Film Finders Geyser Peak Winery Joie de Vivre Hospitality Northern California Lincoln Mercury Dealers The Orphanage

SILVER CIRCLE Coldwell Banker Dolby Laboratories Margaret E. Haas William Hudson and Nora Gibson Roxanne and Michael Klein K.C. and Steve Lauck Susan and Ed Lowe Marcia Lucas

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OPENING NIGHT

CENTERPIECE

Thursday October 2

Friday October 10

Sunday October 12

OUT OF TIME Sequoia 6:45PM Film Only $20 OUTA02S Film & Party $125 OUTA02P THE STATION AGENT Sequoia 7PM Film Only $20 STAT02S Film & Party $125 STAT02P CASA DE LOS BABYS Rafael 7PM Film Only $20 CASA02R Film & Party $125 CASA02P

OFF THE MAP Rafael 6:45PM Film Only $12 OFFT10R Film & Party $30 OFFT10P

THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS Sequoia 7PM Film Only $20 BARA12S Film & Party $65 BARA12P

Centerpiece Party 9–11PM Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley

Rafael 7:15PM Film Only $20 BARB12R Film & Party $65 BARB12P Party Only $55 PARTY12

Opening and closing nights aren't the only reason for an evening of all-out festivity. Join us in celebrating the Centerpiece film. This year's film, Off the Map, will be followed by a spectacular reception catered by Chef de Cuisine Catering at the Outdoor Art Club.

Opening Night Party Fine Food, Great Wines, Sexy Cocktails

9PM–12AM Mill Valley Community Center Party-only tickets are not available

Invited Guests: Jesse B’Franklin, Carl Franklin, Sanaa Lathan, Tom McCarthy, Lili Taylor

CLOSING NIGHT

Closing Night Party Fun Drinks, Cool Food, Hot Salsa

9PM–12AM Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center Invited Guest: Denys Arcand

Invited Guest: Sam Elliott

Hosted by: Mill Valley Community Center, Beefeater Gin, CG Roxane, Chef de Cuisine Catering, Comcast, Cricket Cola, The Depot Café, Dolby Laboratories, First Crush, Galaxy Desserts, Geyser Peak Winery, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Crystal Geyser Water Company, Gordon Biersch, Independent Film Channel, The Margarita King, Osher/Marin JCC, Pearl Vodka, Redrum, Maker’s Mark, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Hartmann Studios, Ethan Allen Design Studio, A Party Center, Sounds Ahead, the Rolando Morales Quintet, Tureaud Events and Productions and U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray San Francisco.

TRIBUTE TO LILI TAYLOR

TRIBUTE TO DENYS ARCAND

Saturday October 4 4:30PM Rafael $20 SLIP04R (see page 58)

Saturday October 11 1:15PM Rafael $20 DECL11R (see page 62)

TRIBUTE

TRIBUTE

2003 FILMMAKERS, PART 1

2003 FILMMAKERS, PART 2

Saturday October 4 9PM

Saturday October 11 9PM

Frantoio Ristorante, Mill Valley Dinner Reception $65 TRIB04

Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley Dinner Reception $65 TRIB11

Guest of Honor: Lili Taylor

Guest of Honor: Denys Arcand

Sponsored by Frantoio Ristorante

Sponsored by Christopher B. Smith

Featuring Geyser Peak Winery and Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Hosted by Chef de Cuisine Catering, Geyser Peak Winery and Peet’s Coffee & Tea

TRIBUTE TO PETER COYOTE Thursday October 9

Tribute at the Rafael 6:45PM Reception at The Depot Café 9–11PM Tribute Only $20 COYO09R Tribute and Reception $45 COYO09P Hosted by The Depot, Chef de Cuisine Catering, Geyser Peak Winery, Best Beverage Catering, Galaxy Desserts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Crystal Geyser Water Company, CG Roxane, Gordon Biersch, Cricket Cola, Pearl Vodka, Hartmann Studios and A Party Center

Invited Guests: Ruben Blades, Keith Gordon, Peter Hedges, Eugene Hernandez, Katie Holmes, Leonard Maltin, James Redford, Lone Scherfig and others. Celebrate with Our Participating Filmmakers and Guests. Two Fabulous Evenings of Fine Dining.

WORLD BEAT MUSIC NIGHT Friday October 3 9–11PM Featuring Henri-Pierre Koubaka and Special Guests

Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley $10 MUSIC03

Sunday October 5 8:30PM A Marin Music Council Benefit for Music Education in Our Schools. Hosts Joel Jaffe and Austin Delone

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Sweetwater, Mill Valley $20 MUSIC05

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ROCK THE SWEETWATER FOR STUDENT MUSICIANS

THE CALYPSO DREAMS TOUR Tuesday October 7 9PM Musical Legends of Calypso Carry the Exuberant Spirit of the Caribbean to Mill Valley. Too Much Fun!

Sweetwater, Mill Valley $20 MUSIC07

BUEN-O-CINE Thursday October 9 9–11PM A Celebration of Latin American Film and Music

Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley $25 MUSIC09 Hosted by Chef de Cuisine Catering, Geyser Peak Winery, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pearl Vodka and A Party Center

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OPENING DAY

♦ VENUES ♦

Saturday October 4

KIDS SHORTS SHOWCASE Sequoia 4PM Film Only $9 adults/$7 kids KIDS04S Film & Party $15 adults/$12 kids KIDS04P MAGICAL PICNIC Wear Your Shorts to the Shorts!

♦ PRODUCTION ♦

2–4PM

Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley Sponsored by U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray San Francisco Hosted by: Chef de Cuisine Catering, Galaxy Desserts, Crystal Geyser Water Company, CG Roxane, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Benny & Bebe’s Circus Funtasticus and A Party Center

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Saturday October 11 1PM A Cool Way to Spend the Afternoon

♦ RESTAURANTS AND CATERERS ♦

Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley FREE with any 2003 Children’s FilmFest ticket stub Sponsored by U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray San Francisco Hosted by: Coldstone Creamery, Crystal Geyser Water Company, CG Roxane and Peet’s Coffee & Tea

The Depot Café

To quickly identify kid-friendly films, look for the Children’s FilmFest icon throughout the Schedule. ♦ BEVERAGES ♦

FESTIVAL PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE 26 YEARS OF FESTIVAL PHOTOS September 30–October 12 10AM–5PM FREE

Art Works Downtown 1337 4th St., San Rafael (Closed Mondays) Over the years, our Festival photographers have captured celebrities letting their hair down, tributees’ onstage antics and other unique MVFF moments. Enjoy our favorite visuals on exhibition at the award-winning gallery Art Works Downtown, just steps away from the Rafael. Many thanks to Steve Mack at Framing Interiors for framing the photos for the show, as well as to our Festival friend Mary Edwards, director of Art Works Downtown, and her capable gallery/studio staff.

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board of directors 2003 OFFICERS K.C. Lauck, President W. Robert Griswold, Jr., Vice President Bruce Katz, Vice President Richard Idell, Secretary Zach Zeisler, Treasurer

Richard Barker

Ann Brebner

Rita Cahill

Marx L. Cazenave, II

W. Robert Griswold, Jr.

Roger Grossman

Nancy Hudson

Richard Idell

Kathryn E. Johnson

Bruce Katz

K.C. Lauck

Annette Rose

Philip Schaefer

Christopher B. Smith

Evelyn Topper

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER

EMERITUS BOARD

Mark Fishkin FOUNDING BOARD Mark Fishkin, President Lois Kohl Shore, Vice President Rita Cahill, Secretary/CFO Zach Zeisler

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A World in Music by Greg Cahill

“They teach you there’s a boundary line to music,” jazz great Charlie Parker once observed. “But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” Parker had it right, at least as far as the 2003 Mill Valley Film Festival is concerned. This year’s program includes a fresh crop of musicthemed documentaries whose subjects cross boundaries, indeed: their locales span the globe, from the United States to Cuba, Trinidad to South Africa, while their musical styles vary from rock to jazz to calypso to Cuban pop. But all have one goal: to shine a spotlight on the social and emotional relevance of music. The connection between music and social climate is a common theme, and each film employs strong visuals, songs, stories and indelible characters to convey the cultural, social and political tenor of a particular place or time. Los Zafiros—Music From the Edge of Time traces the short-lived stardom of the Cuban doo-wop group that achieved world fame in the 1960s. Calypso Dreams is a vibrant and intimate look at calypsonian musicians living on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Sophiatown reveals the 1940s and 1950s jazz scene in a rare integrated township

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during apartheid-era South Africa. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music is a warm profile of the influential Atlantic Records engineer and producer who helped rhythm and blues cross over from segregated “race music” into mainstream acceptance. Lastly, Neil Young’s innovative enviro-rock opera Greendale is a politically charged multimedia mosaic that has been described as “part Thornton Wilder, part John Lennon.” With their focus on forgotten or littleknown music stars, several of these documentaries will draw inevitable comparisons to the 1999 documentary Buena Vista So-

Sophiatown cial Club, the Academy Award-winning film about musicians of the Cuban son style that revived public interest in world music. “Whenever a film of a certain genre ‘breaks through’ there is a lot of attention paid to that area and what might happen next,” says Lorenzo DeStefano, director and producer of Los Zafiros. According to DeStefano, the success of Buena Vista has been a boon, helping him gain attention for yet another unsung chapter of Cuban music history. However, Los Zafiros stands as more than the sum of its comparisons. Featuring vintage doo-wop performances drawn from 1960s Cuban television, the film promises to spellbind both aficionados and those who’ve never heard of world music. “Devotees of Cuban and Latin music will not be disappointed,” DeStefano says. “The historically inclined will likewise find the level of scholarship they can appreciate. But it is the emotionally charged moments between long-parted friends, the remembrances of families and people in the street for four singers and a guitar player, so famous once that they were called ‘the Beatles of 1960s Cuba,’ that we hope will resonate most with Mill Valley Film Festival audiences. . . . Basically we hope they fall in love with the story like we have.” The recent interest in music documentaries is nothing short of a blessing for those who have worked so long and so diligently in this area. Seventeen years ago, Michael Horn, co-director of Calypso Dreams, faced a much harsher market when he approached director Geoffrey Dunn and co-producer Mark Swartz about filming a calypso documentary. “He [Horn] had just come back from Trinidad and was

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blown out by the cultural phenomenon down there,” Dunn recalls. “One of the things that you realize when you’re there is that there’s this amazing vortex of cultural energy that doesn’t get off the island really. Lots of people have come away saying, ’Oh, I’ve got to tell this story!’ We tried raising money for it back then and could not succeed. . . . Now, maybe the time is right.” The resulting film delves deeply into calypsonian culture, largely unknown outside of the islands. Till recently, mainstream audiences have largely heard calypso’s lilting rhythms through toned-down versions rendered by Harry Belafonte, who addresses these concerns in an on-camera interview. Calypso Dreams captures the streetlevel toughness and the power that a strong calypso lyric has to pull its practitioners out of poverty and obscurity. Originating as an expression of plantation slaves’ struggle for freedom, calypso songs are often complex layers of multiple meanings, including sexually charged double entendre and political commentary, all filtered through a sly humor. Explains Horn: “In Trinidad and Tobago, calypso serves as a musical soapbox. If you can write a good lyric about anything from a stoplight to a change of government and perform it, and if that song is well received, then you can move up into the ranks of calypsonians.” And if music serves as a cultural soapbox in Calypso Dreams, it stands for nothing less than a badge of freedom in Sophiatown. The eponymous Sophiatown affirms the influence of music and the arts on social change. During the ’40s and ’50s, this small Johannesburg township became a flourishing community, artistic hub and a haven from racism under South African apartheid. A steady stream of daring black musicians and activists gathered in Sophiatown, from Dolly Rathebe and Thandi Klassen, who forged a sensibility of black consciousness and artistic collaboration, to now worldrenowned political leader Nelson Mandela. Until the township’s destruction by the apartheid regime in the mid-50s, this phenomenal cultural moment, which has been likened to the American Harlem Renaissance, brought artistic realism in touch with social idealism and made its mark. In contrast to the faraway locales of Calypso Dreams, Los Zafiros and Sophiatown, filmmaker Mark Moormann’s remarkable work Tom Dowd & Language of Music is a distinctly American story—but with no less social relevance. Tom Dowd is a rich portrait of a modest white sound technician who aspired to a career in nuclear physics and ended up playing a major role in the evolution of African American music. This is the American melting pot set to a decid-

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Los Zafiros—Music From the Edge of Time edly funky beat. As the engineer and staff producer at Atlantic Records, Dowd devoted 50 years to advancing studio technology and producing notable pop acts such as Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Otis Redding, John Coltrane and the Allman Brothers. When Dowd entered the business, the work of R&B artists was relegated within the music industry to the marginal status of “race records.” Dowd helped to change this and in the process became a key player in bringing R&B, reggae and soul to mainstream white audiences. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine what American popular music would have sounded like without him. The same can be said for rock icon Neil Young, who has contributed phenomenally to the pop music scene both as a solo artist and as a member of the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. As the Godfather of Grunge, Young launched a thousand copycat bands. Now, with Green-

dale, he’s reinvented the rock opera. Directed by Young under the nom de ciné Bernard Shakey, Greendale shares a strong sense of political defiance with Sophiatown and also echoes the town-crier qualities found so often in calypso music, in which topical lyrics serve as a poor man’s newspaper. Making its US premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Greendale is Young’s third directorial effort. Surprisingly, the project started as a low-key plan to videotape the making of the album by the same name and emerged as something far more ambitious. “I never tried to make things fit together,” Young says of the Greendale project. “I just kept on going—continuity wasn’t that important. Then I found out later that the continuity was golden all the way through.” Likewise do these disparate films, which run the gamut of subjects and styles, find an unexpected continuity in their common message of music. Many filmmakers agree there is a growing sense of community among documentarians delving into coverage of the arts. “The unity between people who make films of any kind is one of silent understanding,” Lorenzo DeStefano concludes. “Taking the dialogue out of the proliferating coffee bars and pseudo-hip ciné lounges, what really links all filmmakers is the presumption that what we are showing the audience is damn important and we’re going to make them realize that. . . . We all approach that assault on the public mind differently, though our aims could partially be the same: to break the yoke open, to be part of some kind of new revelation.” ■

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Peter Coyote: An Actor’s Journey by Zoë Elton

It’s impossible to think of Peter Coyote solely as an actor. Of course, Coyote is known for his myriad talents —that presence, that voice, that rare sense of the interior workings of a character—and for playing roles that range from iconic, such as in E.T. the ExtraTerrestrial, to irreverent, as in Pedro Almodóvar’s Kika. But to peg Coyote as a mere actor is to sell him short. He is a man driven by parallel passions—for acting, politics and spiritual knowledge—that have been present from an early age, and are now firmly woven into the fabric of his life. As a teenager, Coyote was a campaign worker in Adlai Stevenson’s presidential campaign in his hometown of Englewood, New Jersey; within a couple more years, he was taking acting classes in New York. These pursuits, long since tempered by his Zen Buddhist practice, continue to co-exist in a life that seems blessed by luck (his word) and by being in the right place at the right time.

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Cinema got to Coyote early. From the age of six, the Saturday movies at the local cinema—in his case, the Englewood or the Plaza —were an institution, with the weekly fare of serials, a short, drawings and a couple of movies. Childhood heroes were plentiful on the big screen; among his idols and influences, he cites Ava Gardner, as well as tough guys like Gary Cooper in High Noon (“he doesn’t lie, and he’s always thinking”) and

Kika Jack Palance in Shane (“he was so fearsome!”). Recalls Coyote: “I just loved movies —and I would be the character in the movie for the entire day.” As he grew older, Coyote moved to the forefront of the socio-political movements of the 1960s. While studying at Grinnell College in Iowa, he demonstrated against the resumption of nuclear testing after the Cuban Missile crisis. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Grinnell, he moved to the West Coast to pursue graduate studies in creative writing. This placed him firmly in the center of the ’60s counterculture, famously documented in his bestselling memoir, Sleeping Where I Fall. San Francisco was a mecca for the country’s alternative thinkers, and for a young, charismatic actor-politico, what could have been better than landing in Haight-Ashbury? As an actor, he worked with the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop and toured with the radical political street theater group known as the SF Mime Troupe. As a political activist, Coyote was a founding member of the Diggers, an anarchistic group that supplied free food, free housing and free medical aid to the hordes of runaways who appeared during the Summer of Love. His involvement with the Diggers also initiated a 10year break from acting, which he then considered “thin and insubstantial.” His rejection of his actor self at this time was not without consequences, however. For the Diggers, the group was everything, and denial of the self led to an emotional disconnect: “I’d always kind of been a communicator. But during the Digger days, in San Francisco, it was absolutely contradictory to our group ethos to have an individual identity. We did everything anonymously. . . . I was always having to zip my own lip and step on whatever talent I had to make people pay attention to me. To do that required a certain amount of psychic distress.” Ultimately, of course, Coyote returned to acting, leaving behind tenets of his ’60s lifestyle—including the inevitable drug use —and reconciling his political relationship to his art en route: “Then I came back to [act-

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ing],” Coyote explains of his change in attitude. “I’m not exploiting anyone—I’m being exploited!—It’s not unethical, and it’s something that I enjoy, even if it’s not terribly revolutionary. . . . And in the moment of making that choice, it seemed to me that I was able to stop using drugs and punishing myself, and my life began to take a very, very different turn. I’m very grateful for that.” It was a specific choice and one that heralded a major life change, supported partly by his tenure at the California Arts Council, partly by his Zen Buddhist practice. This turning point came when his good friend and mentor, Pulitzer prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, got him appointed to the thennew California Arts Council, where Coyote found that his communication skills allowed him to connect with anybody, of any stripe. He subsequently became chair of the CAC, and, on his watch, the budget mushroomed from $1 million to $20 million a year. (One can only imagine how heartbreaking the current CAC situation can be.) This success gave him a much-needed boost of confidence. He realized he could talk to anybody, and didn’t need to confine himself to the counterculture to realize himself creatively. He says: “I made a kind of vow to give myself five years to try it as an actor, and then if it didn’t work I wouldn’t die with the whatifs. I’d have given it a shot. And I did and I was lucky. What can you say?” Lucky. A word he uses a lot. It’s a luck that many would covet, for it has brought him collaborations with some of the great directors of our time, yet modesty prevails: “Oh, yeah, I’ve been very lucky. I mean, just to work with Roman Polanski and Martin Ritt and Walter Hill and Steven Spielberg and Pedro Almodóvar in one lifetime is pretty lucky.” Defining what makes a director great, Coyote says that an overarching vision is a prerequisite. Polanski, for instance, “sees everything: He sees a hem out of place on a costume, he sees a brick that’s discolored on a wall two blocks away.” For Coyote, great directors “have integrated the piece they’re filming into one unified whole, and they’re in touch with every aspect of it. That’s what makes a great director. Lesser directors depend on tricky camerawork and weird angles and they think that they can correct deficiencies of story line with camerawork. I’ve seen a lot of that.” Of course, there’s the question of his own acting. While Coyote’s talents, looks and incredible voice have made him much sought-after by a pantheon of directors both of feature films and documentaries (his narration has graced many), his approach to his work is profoundly informed by his spiritual practice. He explains: “I’d

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Jagged Edge gotten interested in Buddhism, and I’d been sitting and living at the San Francisco Zen Center, and I began thinking about interdependence. I realized that if the whole world was interdependent, then virtually any world . . . was an absolute admixture of positive and negative values. And that if within that world, you consistently chose the most enlightened possibilities, you’re doing the work. “So I realized that it was not the content of the film that I was making, but the way that I made the film that was important. And so every day, I would practice kindness and patience and treating everyone the same, you know, not discriminating between the crew and the stars or the producers. And you know, I would say on 80 percent of the films I’ve ever done, somebody has come up to me and said, ‘Do you have some kind of spiritual practice? You’re so patient, you never get upset, nothing ever seems to bother you.’ That to me is the work: We don’t get to choose the content

as actors, we can only choose the best of what’s offered to us.” The search for excellence, for enlightened choices, for truth—these are hallmarks of Coyote’s life. He has constantly followed his heart and his passions, and by his accounting, such pursuit has been effortless. “Following my own muse just led me. I was like Forrest Gump. I was just always in the right place with . . . what appeared to me to be the most interesting people.” The right times have brought him to the Mime Troupe, the Diggers, the Arts Council, Zen Buddhism—and in contact with some of the most creative thinkers, artists and activists of the times. Each part of his journey seems blessed by serendipity, by a rare openness informed by an acute intellect and a seeker’s understanding of what the nature of true work is. As we go to print, Coyote’s feature films number 93. That’s a lot of work, indeed. ■

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Ciné Burkina by Zoë Elton

My radio tells me it’s 10 a.m. in Ouagadougou. Yesterday, it was Oakland, New York—where huge snowstorms had shut down the city days before—and then Paris, where we waited all day for our connection to Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa’s lower Sahel. Ouagadougou, its capital, has been home to the now-renowned FESPACO film festival for more than 30 years. It seems as if every Burkinabe is here for this celebration of African and pan-African film; with the attendance of such figures as Ousmane Sembène, the grandfather of African cinema, and Idrissa Ouédraogo, MVFF’s 1994 tributee and chairman of the Festival jury, the occasion is also a Who’s Who of African cinema. Traders, too, flock to Ouaga (as it’s commonly called) to sell masks, carvings, fabric, paintings, batiks and jewelry in the streets and at a market specially set up for the big event. The first thing I need to do is to change dollars. I join a motley group of newly arrived, bleary-eyed film people—professors, curators, distributors, art historians—trooping en masse to the bank. Among the local merchants doing their banking is a white

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man who looks at us and says, “Why would anyone want to come all this way just to watch films?” Under the duress of jetlag and 100-degree heat, this question provokes an existential crisis in me: I leap from the immediate question of “what am I

doing here?” to the larger question of “what am I doing at all—what is life about?” An English resident of Burkina for 20 years, the man seemed astounded and even a little appalled by the willingness of these comparatively wealthy foreigners to traipse across continents to see films. It’s certainly a stark contrast to come from the sophisticated affluence of the US—we’re so busy, and we have so much stuff—to Burkina Faso, one of the poorest countries in the world, where people take their time and there’s a paucity of resources. To go from waist-high snowdrifts in the urban affluence of New York City to the heat and dust of this near-equatorial place is a wild ride. Whatever were we thinking? We are here, nonetheless, and we are ready to see films. Well, almost: First we have to get our accreditation badges and the program and schedule of screening times. And check our email. So our next stop is the registration center. One of the perks of coming to FESPACO is that, as a registered guest, you receive a very cool bag. This year’s is orange, definitely a desirable memento. You’re supposed to get one when you register, along with your accreditation badge, program and schedule. On this first day, I get my badge, but nothing else is available yet. Day two, the day of the opening ceremony, I return to registration. No bags, except for filmmakers; there had been some programs and schedules, but they’re gone. I’m told to come back tomorrow. Resolved not to miss the opening ceremony that afternoon, I get to the hotel lobby early for the bus. After half an hour, it’s obvious the bus isn’t coming, so I hitch a ride with some friends who have a car. Outside the sports stadium, we push and squeeze through the crowd, gripping each other’s hands and waving our magical accreditation badges at the guard, who allows us through. We get prime seats in the 40,000-seat stadium, and at 4 p.m. the show begins. It’s the best of Burkina: the country’s favorite bands, dance troupes, drummers. Next, heavyweight politicians give speeches, repeated in English for our sake (the locals voice their irritation and boredom). As the heat of the day slowly wanes, a parade commences. In increasingly incredible outfits, participants pour into the stadium by the hundreds: groups of Congolese, Ghanaians, Nigerians, all in their national dress; bright long-maned lion dancers, menageries of animal-garbed drummers, horned beasts, winged creatures. Oddly, someone dressed as Mickey Mouse weaves in and out of the throng like a trickster, wielding the French and German flags and displaying a placard proclaiming “Vive Dominique de Villepin!” in praise of the French foreign minister who has vociferously

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protested the war against Iraq. Mickey is followed by a wave of enormous animal puppets: great, exotic birds whose feet, attached to bicycle wheels, rotate as though they are running; an alligator manipulated by two puppeteers; an elephant built over a car. It’s breathtaking, and I sit there wide-eyed. The next day, I try again for a schedule, program and bag. Again, there are none, but I’m told I can get a bag if I come back tomorrow morning at nine. For the program and schedule, I should go to the press office, several blocks away—several blocks in sweltering heat. I mention that I am not press, but the registration people say that it’s all right, I should go there anyway. I have a feeling I’m going on a wild goose chase. At the press office, I’m reluctantly given one of the last programs and schedules and asked if I would share them with the white woman behind me. She manages to get her own. I’m pleased I can finally plan my film-viewing schedule and take off as soon as possible for a nearby cinema. By mid-morning, if the 100-plus heat hasn’t made you long for an air-conditioned theater, the innumerable street vendors will send you seeking one simply for refuge. I settle into the darkness of Ciné Burkina and begin my odyssey of images of Africa. As the week unspools, I see films from all over the continent: from Burkina itself and from Senegal, Mali, Cameroon, Congo, South Africa, Rwanda, Algeria. Each time I exit the cinema, I navigate heat, mosquitoes, open drainage along the streets. Salif Keita blares out from tinny speakers at the shoeshine stand at 8 a.m., as I make my way to the first screening of the day; a woman on the outskirts of town, packages on her head, gracefully goes out of her way to tell a friend and me that we should cross the street to get to where we were headed. A dwarf in a double-breasted suit is stationed outside the Cotton Club at night, posed like a photo alongside a beautifully restored 1940s automobile. Men lay down their prayer mats all the way across the street in the hubbub of the market to observe noon prayers. . . . I know I am not in Mill Valley. As the sights and sounds and smells of the streets become part of my daily life, an answer to the question posed by the man in the bank begins to form. What you see outside the cinema informs what you see inside. What you experience of this place informs the moments, the details, the geography, the interactions taking place onscreen. It’s like being one of the travelers and troubadours throughout the centuries, who brought their stories of distant places back to their own villages, chronicling news and exploits and dramas as they recounted their journeys. Telling stories. Just experiencing films

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Ciné Burkina, Ouagadougou from other cultures can do that, and African filmmakers are consummate storytellers. But being in a place and experiencing its pace, its climate, its foibles, its buildings, its children and its taxi drivers attunes your senses more acutely to the roots of the stories onscreen. This is why anyone would come all this way to see films. By the fifth day, nearly the end of the festival, the registration staff comes up with a new strategy for dispensing the bags: Leave your accreditation badge on the table at registration by way of standing in line, and when the bags arrive, they’ll be handed out in the order in which the badges were received. I duly drop off my badge, have breakfast and return to find a crowd of people and no bags. We wait and wait—no

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Agency .............................................Scheyer/SF Concept .....................................Dennis Scheyer Directed by ............................Scott E. Anderson Produced by ...........Dennis Scheyer, Katie Burke Editorial .................................................Red Car Editor ............................................Kerie Kimbrell Asst. Editor ..................................Peter Johnson Managing Director .................................Jan Frei Music........................................Wakemusic.com Production Company .................The Orphanage Executive Producer......................Paul Grimshaw

Generator..............................Big Shot Generator Film Stock.................................................Kodak Insurance ....................................Allen Insurance Sound Mix .....................Saul Zaentz Film Center Production Supply ....Ranahan Production Supplies Film Prints Lab .................................Technicolor Film Transfer..............................................EFilm Sound Opticals....................................NT Audio Title Design....................................MessyOptics VFX/Animation..........................The Orphanage VFX Supervisor .......................Scott E. Anderson Producer........................................Luke O’Byrne Associate Producer.....................Yvette Memory

Design....................................................Radium VP Sales and Marketing ..............Julie Luehrman Producer .......................................Kristin Nielsen Designer/Director ................Tuesday McGowan Senior Executive Producer .....Anastacia Feldman Creative Director.......................Mark Malmberg Post-Production Supervision ..............Jay Herda Music/Sound Design...................Steve Bissinger Sound Mix .....................Saul Zaentz Film Center Film Prints Lab .................................Technicolor Film Transfer ..............................................Efilm Sound Opticals....................................NT Audio Sound Consultant .....................................Dolby SCHEDULE AND SOUVENIR PROGRAM

Director of Photography....................Andy Lilien Art Director .................................Doug Freeman Line Producer ..............................David Lambert Production Manager .........................Ryan Miller Assistant Director .......................Garrett Freberg Assistant Camera .....................Rich Gunderman Gaffer .............................................Jani Vournas Key Grip .......................................Mark Otewalt Grip Driver ....................................Mike Victoria Swing ............................................Dave Bouillez VTR ..........................................Tristan Kolkhorst Production Design ..................................Jet Sets Production Assistants .................Lindsay Panell, Roeg Cohen, Zach Lonas Catering ......................Chef de Cuisine Catering Camera .............................................Andy Lilien Grip Lighting .................Lighting by Steinheimer

CG Supervisor .............................Aaron Rhodes Technical Director ........................Jaewook Park Matchmover ............Alex Prichard, Matt Thunell Modeler ...............Kameron Gates, Trevor Tuttle Animator ......................................Roland Yepez Roto Artist ..........................................Woei Lee Texture Painter ...............................Jon Harman Texture Painter ..................................Tiffany Lo VFX Editorial Supervisor ...............Ian McCamey VFX Editor ...........................Jenni Nelson-Foster

Managing Editor............................Carrie Pickett Copy Editor ...............................Anna Balkrishna Typesetting ..........................................Giraffe-x Schedule Printing .......................Howard Quinn Company Souvenir Program .............................Color Copy SPECIAL THANKS

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FESTIVAL SECTION IDs CREDITS

Agency..............................................Scheyer/SF Creative Direction.......................Dennis Scheyer Produced by ............Dennis Scheyer, Katie Burke

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A SLIPPING-DOWN LIFE USA 1999 105 MINS

Director Toni Kalem Producer Richard Raddon Cinematographer Michael Barrow Editor Hughes Winborne Cast Lili Taylor, Guy Pearce, Tom Bower, Bruno Kirby Print Source Lions Gate Films Adapted from the Anne Tyler novel, A SlippingDown Life is a portrait of a very different kind of heroine. Infused generously with poignancy and humor, it tells the tale of a woman lost in her own isolation as she embarks on a journey to self-awareness. Lili Taylor gives a magical, sensitive portrayal of a quiet girl who becomes obsessed with the sexy musician Drumstrings Casey (Guy Pearce). When she commits a desperate act in his honor, the two outsiders are brought together to deal with the cards dealt them. —Sundance Film Festival 1999 Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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e kick off our tributes with an onstage interview by Jan Wahl with actress Lili Taylor, co-star of our Opening Night film, Casa de los Babys, followed by a special screening of A Slipping-Down Life. After the program, join Ms. Taylor and our other in-town filmmakers and celebrity guests for an evening of fine food and wines at a wonderful reception at the exquisite Frantoio Ristorante in Mill Valley. Please note: Tribute Program and Dinner Reception are at separate times and require separate admission tickets. Please see above for details. Featuring Geyser Peak Winery and Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

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othing stands between Lili Taylor and her audience. This courageous star of countless independent films is a master at exposure, creating often vulnerable, wounded, emotionally raw characters that speak directly to the heart. Lili Taylor first made her mark as Jojo in Mystic Pizza—for which she won Sundance’s first Special Grand Jury Prize for Acting. Jojo, realizing that the reason she’s marrying her fiancé is that he won’t have sex with her beforehand, stops the marital train in its tracks rather than hide her fears and plunge into matrimony. The character’s helpless honesty cemented Taylor’s reputation as an actor committed to absolute emotional authenticity. In later films, Taylor’s fragility works to both great comic and dramatic effect. She convinces equally as the eternally heartbroken Corey in Say Anything and as the untethered Valerie Solanas in I Shot Andy Warhol. Playing Rose, the painfully frail subject of a terrible prank in Dogfight, she burns with an inner beauty that’s almost terrible to watch—and nearly impossible to manufacture. Even when she plays a street-smart tough like Patti in Girls Town, her vulnerability leaks through, her skin virtually transparent with yearning and hurt. It is this ability to transform the screen into a glowing ember of humanity that is central to Taylor’s artistry. —Arne Johnson I Shot Andy Warhol

Selected Filmography

Four Rooms

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tribute to peter coyote Selected Filmography Le Grand Role 2003 Bon Voyage 2003 The Hebrew Hammer 2003 Northfork 2003 Femme Fatale 2002 (MVFF) Jack the Dog 2000 (MVFF) Erin Brockovich 2000 The Basket 1999 Random Hearts 1999 (MVFF) Patch Adams 1998 Sphere 1998 Moonlight and Valentino 1995 Kika 1993 Bitter Moon 1992 A Man in Love 1987 Jagged Edge 1985 The Legend of Billie Jean 1985 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Die Laughing 1980

Tribute to Peter Coyote Thursday October 9 Tribute Program at the Rafael 6:45PM Reception at The Depot Café 9-11PM Tribute Only $20 COYO09R Tribute and Reception $45 COYO09P

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tribute to denys arcand THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

(Le Déclin de l’Empire Américain) CANADA 1986 102 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Denys Arcand Producers Rene Malo, Robert Frappier, Malofilm Production Cinematographer Guy Dufaux Editor Monique Fortier Cast Dorothée Berryman, Pierre Curzi, Rémy Girard, Yves Jacques, Dominique Michel, Louise Portal, Geneviève Rioux, Gabriel Arcand, Daniel Brière Print Source Séville Pictures Acclaimed Canadian director Arcand’s witty comedy focuses on the marriages and affairs of eight intellectual friends. The film explores the subjects of marriage, infidelity and sex when the group gets together for a weekend in the country. This Oscar-nominated Canadian film won numerous awards including Cannes’ Fipresci Award and the New York Film Critics Circle Award. Vincent Canby of The New York Times raved, “[The film] entertainingly and successfully expresses itself through intelligent characters. . . . [I]t’s spontaneously funny and rueful and full of oblique revelations.”

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rench-Canadian writer-director Denys Arcand is a moral comedian, a realist who tends toward cynicism but nonetheless harbors a deep belief in the human impulse toward good. Drawing influences from Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel and Vittorio De Sica, Arcand creates sparkling parables of contemporary urban life marked by caustic wit, stunning intelligence and an acute moral sensibility. Early thrillers and a pair of controversial documentaries established Arcand as an enfant terrible. In 1986, he achieved breakout success with The Decline of the American Empire. An incisive portrait of talky Quebec intellectuals, Empire’s blend of sexual politics and philosophical musings resonated with big-city audiences at home and abroad. Arcand’s brilliantly acerbic follow-up, Jesus of Montreal, questions the role of faith in modern consumer culture, focusing on a group of young actors who yo-yo between perfume commercials, sex films and the Passion Play. Ever attuned to society’s foibles, Arcand addressed the responsibilities of post-collegiate urbanites in the age of AIDS in Love and Human Remains (1993) and savaged the current obsession with celebrity in Stardom (2000). But while his satiric thrusts always draw blood, Arcand retains remarkable compassion for his protagonists. His latest tour de force, The Barbarian Invasions, is a bitingly funny yet resolutely humane sequel to The Decline of the American Empire. Showcased at this year’s Festival, this triumphant film confirms Arcand’s preeminence as a scathing social critic with a profound ethical vision. —Michael Fox

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Selected Filmography

Montreal Sextet

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official premieres AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED Afghanistan Brigitte Brault ALEX’S WEDDING Cameroon/France Jean-Marie Teno BEAT THE DRUM South Africa David Hickson BURIALS AND BORDERS USA Paula Levine BURNT SIENNA USA Tolan Harber CALYPSO DREAMS USA Geoffrey Dunn, Michael Horne DREAMING OF JULIA USA Juan Gerard DREAMING OF TIBET USA/Nepal Will Parrinello GREENDALE USA Bernard Shakey THE GUARDIAN SPIRIT OF THE HOUSE India Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar HAYFLOWER AND QUILTSHOE Finland Kaisa Rastimo HOUSE OF HEARTS Denmark Elisabeth Rygård

Sylvia I REMEMBER . . . TALES FROM GREENLAND Denmark Karen Littauer KARLSSON ON THE ROOF Norway Vibeke Idsøe MY FIRST MIRACLE Germany Anne Wild

THE RETURN Russia Andrey Zvagintsev SI-GUÉRIKI THE QUEEN MOTHER Benin/France Idrissou Mora-Kpai SOMEONE LIKE HODDER Denmark Henrik Ruben Genz

NIGHTINGALE IN A MUSIC BOX USA Hurt McDermott

SOPHIATOWN UK/Ireland/South Africa Pascale Lamche

PARADISE Sweden Colin Nutley

SPIN USA James Redford THE STAR DREAMER Denmark Sonja Vesterholt, Mads Baastrup SYLVIA USA Christine Jeffs THE TENTH SUMMER Germany Jörg Grünler WE ARE HERE TOGETHER USA Karina Epperlein

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world cinema AT THE FIRST BREATH OF WIND Italy Franco Piavoli THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS Canada Denys Arcand BLIND SHAFT China Li Yang THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA Argentina Damián Szifrón CARNAGE France/Spain Delphine Gleize EL BONAERENSE Argentina Pablo Trapero FIREDANCER USA/Afghanistan Jawed Wassel THE FLOWER OF EVIL France Claude Chabrol GIPSY Iran Ali Shah-Hatami GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING UK/Luxembourg Peter Webber

Springtime in a Small Town

THE GUARDIAN SPIRIT OF THE HOUSE India Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar

MY FIRST MIRACLE Germany Anne Wild

THE RETURN Russia Andrey Zvagintsev

MY LIFE WITHOUT ME Canada/Spain Isabel Coixet

SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN China/Hong Kong/France Tian Zhuangzhuang

HOUSE OF HEARTS Denmark Elisabeth Rygård THE ISLAND Italy Constanza Quatriglio

NOI THE ALBINO Iceland/Germany/UK/Denmark Dagur Kári Petursson

JAPANESE STORY Australia Sue Brooks

PARADISE Sweden Colin Nutley

SYLVIA USA Christine Jeffs

LOVERS AND LEAVERS Finland Aku Louhimies

PARADISE IS SOMEWHERE ELSE Iran Abdolrassul Golbon Haghighi

WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF Denmark/UK Lone Scherfig

Girl With a Pearl Earring

House of Hearts

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cinema africa 5@5: WINGS TO FLY Burkina Faso/Senegal/South Africa/ Switzerland/USA 100 DAYS Rwanda/Kenya/UK Nick Hughes ALEX’S WEDDING Cameroon/France Jean-Marie Teno BEAT THE DRUM South Africa David Hickson BEDWIN HACKER Tunisia/Morocco Nadia El Fani KEÏTA France/Burkina Faso Dani Kouyaté MADAME BROUETTE Canada/Senegal Moussa Sène Absa SI-GUÉRIKI, THE QUEEN MOTHER Benin/France Idrissou Mora-Kpai SOPHIATOWN Ireland/South Africa/UK Pascale Lamche

Beat the Drum

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CINEMA AFRICA HONORARY COMMITTEE Felecia Gaston Performing Stars of Marin Henri-Pierre Koubaka musician, broadcaster Cornelius Moore California Newsreel Gordon Radley Former C.E.O., LucasFilm Ltd. Sobonfu Somé author, teacher

us cinema ASSISTED LIVING Elliot Greenebaum

THE SINGING DETECTIVE Keith Gordon

CASA DE LOS BABYS John Sayles

SPIN James Redford

DREAMING OF JULIA Juan Gerard

THE STATION AGENT Tom McCarthy

GHOSTLIGHT Christopher Herrmann

SYLVIA Christine Jeffs

GREENDALE Bernard Shakey I AM DAVID Paul Feig MELVIN GOES TO DINNER Bob Odenkirk MODERN TIMES Charles Chaplin NATE DOGG Thomas Farone NIGHTINGALE IN A MUSIC BOX Hurt McDermott

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Casa de los Babys OFF THE MAP Campbell Scott

WHAT ALICE FOUND A. Dean Bell

OUT OF TIME Carl Franklin PIECES OF APRIL Peter Hedges PIGGIE Alison Bagnall SHATTERED GLASS Billy Ray What Alice Found

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valley of the docs AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED Afghanistan Brigitte Brault

THE KLARSFELDS France Elisabeth Citroën

PULLOUT USA Jyllian Gunther

BALSEROS Spain Carles Bosch, Josep Ma Domènech

LOS ZAFIROS—MUSIC FROM THE EDGE OF TIME USA Lorenzo DeStefano

SOPHIATOWN Ireland/South Africa/UK Pascale Lamche

CALYPSO DREAMS USA Geoffrey Dunn, Michael Horne

THE MAGIC OF FELLINI USA Carmen Piccini

THE SPIRIT OF ANNIE MAE Canada Catherine Anne Martin

DREAMING OF TIBET Nepal/USA Will Parrinello

MY ARCHITECT USA Nathaniel Kahn

THE STAR DREAMER Denmark Sonja Vesterholt, Mads Baastrup

EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE AND WORK OF PIRI THOMAS USA Jonathan Robinson

PRISONER OF PARADISE Canada/UK Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender

SUNSET STORY USA Laura Gabbert

A FAMILY UNDERTAKING USA Elisabeth Westrate

TOM DOWD & THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC USA Mark Moormann

A HOMEGROWN VARIETY USA

TUPPERWARE! USA Laurie Kahn-Leavitt

I REMEMBER . . . TALES FROM GREENLAND Denmark Karen Littauer

VALLEY OF TEARS USA Hart Perry

KISS MY WHEELS USA Miguel Grunstein

WE ARE HERE TOGETHER USA Karina Epperlein Tupperware!

vfest ATTITUDE USA Rob Nilsson THE BASEMENT USA Larry Brand

THE HI DE HO SHOW with John Goddard

QUATTRO NOZA USA Joey Curtis

PRETEND USA Julie Talen

VIDIOT’S DELIGHT USA/Canada/France

BURIALS AND BORDERS USA Paula Levine BURNT SIENNA USA Tolan Harber A CRYPTIC TRIPTYCH USA/Denmark

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shorts BAFTA Shorts Award This year, BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, will present the BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence in Short Film at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The winning film will be announced during the film festival.

BALLERINA Denmark Kunuk Platoú, Valerie E. Saunders (11 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles

5 CENT DIME USA Max Landman (7 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare

BEAN CAKE USA/Japan David Greenspan (12 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase

37TH & LEX. USA Leighton Pierce (80 mins) Shown with Ghostlight ALBIE: QUICK ON THE DRAW UK Francis Vose (15 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles ALEXIA: METAPHOR AND WORD-BLINDNESS USA Tran T. Kim-Trang (10 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight ALL THAT I PERCEIVE USA Lindsay Daniels (4 mins) Shown in 5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled AMERICAN MADE USA Sharat Raju (25 mins) Shown in 5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled ANGELS AND IMAMS USA Mohammed Kamara (12 mins) Shown in 5@5: Wings to Fly ANTS USA Cory Claffey-Koller (14 mins) Shown in 5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy? APSARA USA/Cambodia Colin McGreal (27 mins) Shown in 5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled THE ART OF NOTHING USA/France Justen Wattenbarger (8 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight THE ART OF TATTOO USA Tony Loeurn (5 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare ASH WEDNESDAY Australia Jason Tolsher (15 mins) Shown in The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! AUNT LUISA USA Tim Miller, Paul Taylor (3 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program THE BABYSITTER USA Gideon Raff (17 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines

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BUSH BIKES Australia David S. Vadiveloo (6 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase BUTCH MYSTIQUE USA Debra A. Wilson (35 mins) Shown in A Homegrown Variety CAR PARK Australia Darcy Yuille (8 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around CELLO BOY Finland Essi Haukkamaa (15 mins) Shown in True Tales of Tween Talent CHASING MYSELF USA Joe Shapiro (4 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare CHATO AND THE PARTY ANIMALS USA Kris Tercek (10 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years & World Premieres! CHESS KING ALI The Netherlands Merial Uslu (25 mins) Shown in True Tales of Tween Talent THE CHOIR Scotland Angela M. Murray (11 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase CIRCUS USA Tyler Murray (15 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare COLORFORMS USA Eva Saks (7 mins) Shown with Hayflower and Quiltshoe COME ON, RAIN! USA Leigh Corra (8 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN USA James Ponsoldt (30 mins) Shown in 5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy? COMPULSORY BREATHING USA David Munro (23 mins) Shown in A Cryptic Triptych

CONFECTION USA Eva Saks (5 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase CONVERGENCE USA Paula Levine (9 mins) Shown with Burials and Borders THE COURTSHIP USA Chet Fagin (14 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight THE COWBOY LOSES HIS BOOTS Denmark Christian Svanes Kolding (24 mins) Shown in A Cryptic Triptych COWBOYS AND INDIANS Scotland Stuart Grieve (10 mins) Shown in 5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled CRYSTAL HARVEST USA Annelise Wunderlich (26 mins) Shown in A Homegrown Variety DEAD ROOSTERS Ukraine Andrij Pazerh (14 mins) Shown in 5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy? D.E.B.S. USA Angela Robinson (11 mins) Shown in Women on the Verge DEM BONES USA Gary McGivney (10 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! DESCONCIERTO Puerto Rico Claudia Calderon, Andrea Molla, Ramon Ortiz, Jose Ramirez (4 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase DISPLACEMENT USA Chris Perry (4 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program THE DIVE USA Kia Simon (5 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight DOT THE FIRE DOG USA Leigh Corra (8 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! DOUBLE FIESTA USA Anney Bonney (6 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program DRIVING LESSONS USA Susan Chiu (25 mins) Shown in 5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled THE ELEPHANT AND THE SNAIL The Netherlands Christa Moesker (6 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles

EMBRYO USA Mike Goedecke (27 mins) Shown with The Star Dreamer THE EMPTY SUIT-CASE USA Ben Prusiner (12 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare FAMILY TREE USA Vicky Jenson (37 mins) Shown in Women on the Verge FAST FILM Austria/Luxembourg Virgil Widrich (14 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program FEETSTEPS Scotland Duncan Nicoll (9 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around FIREFLY Latvia Dace Ridúze (12 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles FRANÇOIS LE VAILLANT Canada Carles Porta Garcia (10 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK USA Maciek Albrecht (9 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! GUGULETU BALLET USA Kristin Pichaske (23 mins) Shown with Kiss My Wheels HAMLET USA Anya Rose (8 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles HAPPY PEPPY SPARKY DOGGY USA Robert Todd (3 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around THE HIT Australia Ema Mulholland (8 mins) Shown in The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! HOMELAND USA Jacob Bricca (5 mins) Shown with Paradise Is Somewhere Else HOUDINI’S HOUND Norway Sara Johnsen (12 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase HOUSE HUNTING USA Amy Lippman (19 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines HUNGER USA Jennifer Perchalla (12 mins) Shown in Women on the Verge I USED TO BE A FILMMAKER USA Jay Rosenblatt (10 mins) Shown with The Magic of Fellini I WANT A DOG Canada Sheldon Cohen (10 mins) Shown with Karlsson on the Roof

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IN SMOG AND THUNDER USA Sean Meredith (46 mins) Shown in A Cryptic Triptych KATE THE PLANET Japan Wakana Mishima (4 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program KEYS OF LIFE USA Jeremy Rall (12 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire KIDS PLAY OUTSIDE Sweden Per Hanefjord (8 mins) Shown with Someone Like Hodder KOSHER USA Aimee Barth (5mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase LA TOILETTA USA Dave Goldenberg (8 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase LANGUAGE LESSONS USA Jeanne C. Finley, John Muse (9 mins) Shown with Burials and Borders LAST FREE EXIT USA/Canada Sai Selvarajan (6 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight A LESSON USA/UK Olga Rozanova (8 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire LET GO USA Wayne Gilbert (5 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program “LIKE, TOTALLY . . .” USA Daniel Drasin (2 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SOLD THE SUN Senegal/Switzerland Djirbril Diop Mambéty (45 mins) Shown in 5@5: Wings to Fly LOCK PICKING Germany Scott Kirby (15 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around THE LOCKERS USA Samantha Yu (5 mins) Shown with We Are Here Together LOVE’S LABOURER Australia Alister Grierson (6 mins) Shown in The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! THE METER MAID USA Justin Warias (10 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines MIKE’S NEW CAR USA Roger Gould, Peter Docter (4 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program MRS. MEITLEMEIHR UK Graham Rose (30 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around

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MURMURING SOUND OF RUNNING WATER Iran Kourosh Taheri (18 mins) Shown with A Family Undertaking MY JOSEPHINE USA Barry Jenkins (8 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines NATIVE TONGUE USA Christopher Johnson (19 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight NO ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD USA Larry Warner (32 mins) Shown in A Homegrown Variety NOCTURNO Canada Naoko Sasaki (6 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire NON-DISCLOSURE USA Julie Pham (12 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines NONSENSE POEMS USA Francesca Talenti (2.5 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles NOT ANOTHER JEWISH MOVIE USA New Jewish Film Project (13 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare ONE MINUTE, PLEASE USA Students of SF Art & Film Workshop (11 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare PAINLESS Australia Rupert Glasson (12 mins) Shown in The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! THE PERPETUAL LIFE OF JIM ALBERS USA Matt Goldman (13 mins) Shown with Assisted Living PIE CHI USA Christopher Grant (8 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines QENG: GUIDING THE SOUL USA Soua Her (8 mins) Shown with Dreaming of Tibet RAPID GUY MOVEMENT USA Sean Michael Beyer (8 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire RATTLE USA Ed Chen (3 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program THE RESTLESS IMPERFECT Australia Raen Beaux (11 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around THE ROMANY MIRROR Finland Katariina Lillqvist (9 mins) Shown with Eldra ROOF SEX USA PES (1 min) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire; Tooning In: The Animation Program

THE ROTTING WOMAN Australia Joel Anderson (17 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire SENIORS FOR PEACE USA David L. Brown (22 mins) Shown with Sunset Story SHINE ON ME USA Amaya Cervino (11 mins) Shown in Women on the Verge SIDE SHOW USA Annabelle Frost (18 mins) Shown in 5@5: Down in the Mines SMITH Australia Justin Schneider (15 mins) Shown in The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! SNIFFER Australia Judd Tilyard (10 mins) Shown in The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY USA Paul R. Gagne, Sarah Kerruish, Melissa Reilly (20 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! SOUND OF A VOICE USA Susan Hoffman (17 mins) Shown in Women on the Verge SOURCE D’HISTOIRE Burkina Faso Adama Roamba (25 mins) Shown in 5@5: Wings to Fly THE SPIRIT OF GRAVITY USA Victor Bellomo, David Pace (6 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program STOKEBIRD: THE INVENTION The Netherlands Wouter van Reek (5 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles SUNDAY PAPER P.2B USA Eric Towner (12 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase SW 2.5 (THE PITCH WARS) USA Ariel Joseph Towne (17 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program SWAPPED UK Pierre Monnard (10 mins) Shown in Kids Shorts Showcase THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON USA Maciek Albrecht (9 mins) Shown in Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! TEN YEAR OLD DOG USA Linda Stogner (3 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight

THICKER THAN WATER USA Danielle Montalbano (15 mins) Shown in 5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy? TOM HITS HIS HEAD USA Tom Putnam (10 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT USA Donnachada Daly (2 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program TRIM TIME Germany Gil Alkabetz (2.5 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles UNIT #52 Australia Tony Krawitz (9 mins) Shown in 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around THE VEST USA Paul Gutrecht (10 mins) Shown in 5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy? VIOLET LIVES UPSTAIRS Australia Ben Hackworth (18 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire; The Dingo’s Got My Short Film! VOWS Australia Ana Djordjevic (5 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare WAITING FOR VALDEZ South Africa Dumisani Phakhathi (26 mins) Shown in 5@5: Wings to Fly WATER; A SOURCE OF LIFE AND DEATH USA Jon Paul A. Puno (4 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare WATER SEEKING ITS LEVEL USA/France Leighton Pierce (6 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight WHEN MUM AND DAD ARE CLOWNS Denmark Annette Mari Olsen (42 mins) Shown in True Tales of Tween Talent WHY DON’T WE GO WATCH SOME MOVIES IN THE ROAD USA Lucy Southern (6 mins) Shown in Youth or Dare THE WITCHES Scotland Elizabeth Hobbs (6 mins) Shown in Tooning In: The Animation Program A WORK IN PROGRESS USA Wes Ball (8 mins) Shown in Snicker Doodles

TERMINAL USA Tim White-Sobieski (7 mins) Shown in Vidiot’s Delight THAT OLD ONE Scotland James Henry (10 mins) Shown in 5@5: Scatter the Fire

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children’s filmfest

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The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to present The 9th Annual Children’s FilmFest Our efforts are supported by KIDSFILM, a media advocacy group addressing the dearth of quality films for children. WHAT ABOUT SUBTITLES? To enhance our younger audiences’ appreciation of foreign films, we provide simultaneous subtitle reading by professional vocal artists for many of the foreign-language films in the Children’s FilmFest. Thanks to the state-of-the-art facilities at the Smith Rafael Film Center, we are now able to offer special headsets, which provide the option of viewing films with or without listening to the subtitles. Films with subtitle readings at the CinéArts@Sequoia Theatre do not have this option: All audience members will hear the reading. Other programs, which are intended for older children of reading age, will not have the subtitles read aloud. To avoid confusion and disappointment, please refer to the film listings below or the descriptions on the following pages for subtitle information on individual programs.

The Elephant and the Snail in the Snicker Doodles program

FILMS Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $7 for children (12 and under) unless otherwise indicated. AN ANGEL FOR MAY Thursday October 9 5PM RAF Sunday October 12 4:45PM SEQ In English THE BUTTERFLY Tuesday October 7 7:30PM RAF Saturday October 11 1PM SEQ In French with English subtitles

ELDRA Sunday October 5 12PM SEQ Tuesday October 7 5PM RAF In Welsh and English with English subtitles HAYFLOWER AND QUILTSHOE Saturday October 4 11AM SEQ Monday October 6 5PM RAF In Finnish with English subtitles read aloud KARLSSON ON THE ROOF Friday October 10 5PM RAF Sunday October 12 10:30AM SEQ In Norwegian with English subtitles read aloud

AGE RECOMMENDATIONS Please bear in mind that the age ranges for children’s films (found at the end of each program description) are merely suggested recommendations based on our careful assessment of tone, subject matter, language, etc. and our experience with hundreds of films over the years. However, we also recognize that each child is different, so we hope that you will use our recommendations as a guide to help you determine if a program is appropriate for your family. To quickly identify kid-friendly films, look for the special Children’s FilmFest icon throughout the program:

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KEÏTA Saturday October 4 11AM RAF Sunday October 12 2:15PM RAF In Jula and French with English subtitles Children’s FilmFest Opening Celebration KIDS SHORTS SHOWCASE Saturday October 4 4PM SEQ In English, Norwegian and Japanese with English subtitles MVFF KIDS’ WORKSHOP VIDEO PREMIERES Saturday October 11 2PM RAF Free! In English SOMEONE LIKE HODDER Sunday October 5 2:15PM SEQ In Danish with English subtitles read aloud SNICKER DOODLES Saturday October 11 11AM SEQ In English and other languages with English subtitles read aloud THE TENTH SUMMER Wednesday October 8 4:30PM RAF Saturday October 11 2:30PM SEQ In German with English subtitles read aloud TRUE TALES OF TWEEN TALENT Sunday October 12 12:30PM SEQ In Finnish, Dutch and Danish with English subtitles WESTON WOODS: CHEERS TO 50 YEARS & WORLD PREMIERES! Sunday October 5 11AM SEQ In English

EVENTS See page 70 for information on Children’s FilmFest parties and events.

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YOUTH FOCUS 2003 his was another great year for work inspired by, made by and focusing on teens and young people. It is a trend we continue to celebrate, and we encourage you to join us for an inspiring selection of stories and experiences:

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5@5: Wings to Fly (see page 78) Beat the Drum (see page 81) Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas (see page 84) Gipsy (see page 86) Greendale (see page 86) I Am David (see page 88) Kiss My Wheels (see page 89) My First Miracle (see page 92) Paradise Is Somewhere Else (see page 93) Pieces of April (see page 93) Spin (see page 96) The Stroll (see page 97) We Are Here Together (see page 100) Youth or Dare (see page 101) SCIENCE FICTION: BUILDING A CHANGED WORLD DIGITAL WORKSHOP FOR TEENS Saturdays and Sundays October 4, 5, 11 and 12 10AM–6PM All four days required. DigiQuest Learning Center, San Rafael $150 Limited Enrollment. Ages 14 to 18 only. Application required. Application available at MVFF office or for download at mvff.com and digiquest.org. Applications due October 1. In this intensive, hands-on digital video workshop, participants will learn to create and produce a short sci-fi DV. WHAT’S UP? DOCS! Sunday October 5 10AM–4PM (lunch provided) Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley $100 WORK05 Limited Enrollment. Ages 8 to 13 only.

Teens once again played a significant role in MVFF programming this year by serving on our Young Critics Jury. For more information on this empowering program for youths, ages 13 to 18, contact the Outreach and Education Department at jmorrison@cafilm.org.

We Are Here Together In this full-day workshop, kids will learn how to make a documentary film, from subject selection to interviewing to shooting real people and places. HEARING VOICES: HOW ANIMATED CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE Sunday October 5 10AM–12PM Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael $10 adults/$5 kids LAB05R All ages. Join local industry professionals for a behind-the-scenes view of the voice-over and voice-casting process for animated feature films such as Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Iron Giant and Monsters, Inc. Sponsored by PDI/Dreamworks

What’s Up? Docs! Workshop 2002

ACTIVITIES SCRIPT TO SCREEN: YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP Saturday October 4 10AM–4PM (lunch provided) Sight & Insight Art Center, Mill Valley $100 WORK04 Limited enrollment. Ages 8 to 13 only. This comprehensive workshop allows kids to be both cast and crew in their own fiction film and to participate in nearly every stage of the filmmaking process.

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CHARACTER BUILDING Saturday October 4 2–4PM 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley $15 LAB04T

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HEARING VOICES: HOW ANIMATED FILM CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE

LESSONS FROM THE LEGENDS Saturday October 11 10AM–12PM 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley $15 LAB111T

What makes an intriguing character? This panel discusses the roles of writer, director and actor in creating a memorable on-screen persona.

Sunday October 5 10AM–12PM Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael $10 adults/$5 kids LAB05R

Invited guests include: Peter Hedges, writer, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and writer-director, Pieces of April; Katie Holmes, actress, Pieces of April, Vicky Jenson, director, Shrek, Family Tree; Lili Taylor, actress, A Slipping-Down Life, Casa de los Babys; Peter Webber, director, Girl With a Pearl Earring.

Join local industry professionals for a behind-the-scenes view of the voice-over and voice-casting process for animated feature films such as Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion of Stallion of the Cimarron, The Iron Giant and Monsters, Inc.

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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH: REPORT ON THE STATE OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES: A DIALOGUE ON DOCUMENTARY

Saturday October 11 1–3PM 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley $15 LAB211T

Saturday, October 11 4:30–6:30PM Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael $15 LAB11R

An MVFF staple: Directors and prominent representatives from independent production, acquisitions and distribution discuss current trends, strategies and challenges facing the independent filmmaker. A must for filmmakers both established and aspiring.

Participants include: Claire Aguilar, director of programming, ITVS; James Eowan, Seventh Art Releasing; Karina Epperlein, director, We Are Here Together; Laura Gabbert, director, Sunset Story; Jean-Marie Teno, director, Alex’s Wedding. Moderator: Michael Fox, film critic and journalist.

All ages

What do emerging filmmakers learn from their predecessors? An eminent panel of critics and filmmakers compare notes on seminal moments in films that have changed their lives and cinematic history. Invited guests include: Sam Elliott, actor, Off the Map; Juan Gerard, director, Dreaming of Julia; Eugene Hernandez, editor, indieWIRE, Leonard Maltin, film critic, author.

BOOKSIGNING Immediately following the panel Character Building, Peter Hedges will sign copies of his new book, Pieces of April– The Shooting Script in the front lobby of the 142 Throckmorton Theatre. Watch out for more New Movies Lab info. Additional in-person guests will be announced in the press and via email to members. Updates will be posted on our Web site, mvff.com, and at our box offices on a regular basis.

New Movies Lab Actors’ Panel, 2002

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expected guests Afghanistan Unveiled Panel Moderator Dana King, News Anchor KPIX-TV Panelists Bill Cole, John Karr, Shaista Wahab, Carol Yost

D.E.B.S. Director Angela Robinson

Alex’s Wedding Director Jean-Marie Teno

Dreaming of Julia Actor Diana Bracho Director Juan Gerard Producer Letvia M. Arza-Goderich

All That I Perceive Director Lindsay Daniels American Made Director Sharat Raju The Art of Nothing Director Justen Wattenbarger

The Dive Director Kia Simon

Dreaming of Tibet Director Will Parrinello Documentary Subject Tseten Phanucharas Producer John Antonelli

Attitude Director Rob Nilsson

The Empty Suit-Case Director Ben Prusiner

The Babysitter Director Gideon Raff

Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas Director Jonathan Robinson Documentary Subject Piri Thomas

The Barbarian Invasions Director Denys Arcand The Basement Director Larry Brand Producer Jack Cleary Beat the Drum Director David Hickson Writer/Producer David McBrayer Producers Karen Shapiro, Richard Shaw Burials and Borders Convergence Director Paula Levine Burnt Sienna Director Tolan Harber Actor Robert Keli Butch Mystique Director Debra A. Wilson

Family Tree Director Vicky Jenson A Family Undertaking Director Elizabeth Westrate FireDancer Producer John Roche Gipsy Director Ali Shah-Hatami

“Like, Totally…” Director Daniel Drasin The Lockers Director Samantha Yu Los Zafiros—Music From the Edge of Time Editor Sergio Palermo Madame Brouette Director Moussa Sène Absa Modern Times Film Critic Leonard Maltin My First Miracle Director Anne Wild Native Tongue Director Christopher Johnson Nightingale in a Music Box Director Hurt McDermott No Angels in the Outfield Director Larry Warner

Guguletu Ballet Director Kristin Pichaske

Off the Map Actor Sam Elliott

Happy Peppy Sparky Doggy Director Robert Todd

Out of Time Actor Sanaa Lathan Director Carl Franklin Producer Jesse B’Franklin

Calypso Dreams Directors Geoffrey Dunn, Michael Horne

Homeland Director Jacob Bricca

Casa de los Babys Actor Lili Taylor

House Hunting Director Amy Lippman

Chasing Myself Director Joe Shapiro Producer James Blose

I Am David Director Paul Feig

Chato and the Party Animals Illustrator Susan Guevara

I Remember … Tales From Greenland Director Karen Littauer

Circus Director Tyler Murray

I Used to Be a Filmmaker Director Jay Rosenblatt

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Let Go Director Wayne Gilbert

Non-Disclosure Director Julie Pham

The Butterfly Director Philippe Muyl

Crystal Harvest Director Annelise Wunderlich

Language Lessons Directors Jeanne C. Finley, John Muse

Girl With a Pearl Earring Director Peter Webber

The Hi De Ho Show Village Music founder John Goddard

Compulsory Breathing Director David Munro

The Klarsfelds Documentary Subject Beate Klarsfeld

In Smog and Thunder Director Sean Meredith Keys of Life Director Jeremy Rall

Rapid Guy Movement Director Sean Michael Beyer Rattle Director Ed Chen Seniors for Peace Director David L. Brown Shine on Me Director Amaya Cervino Side Show Director Annabelle Frost The Singing Detective Director Keith Gordon Snowflake Bentley Co-director Sarah Kerruish Sound of a Voice Director Susan Hoffman Spin Actors Stanley Tucci, Ruben Blades Director James Redford Producer/Author Don Axinn The Station Agent Director Tom McCarthy Sunday Paper p.2b Director Eric Towner Sunset Story Director Laura Gabbert SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) Director Ariel Joseph Towne Sylvia Director Christine Jeffs The Tenth Summer Director Jörg Grünler

Paradise Is Somewhere Else Director Abdolrassul Golbon Haghighi

Tom Dowd & The Language of Music Director Mark Moormann

Pie Chi Director Christopher Grant

Tragedy in One Act Director Donnachada Daly

Pieces of April Actor Katie Holmes Director Peter Hedges

Tupperware! Director Laurie Kahn-Leavitt

Prisoner of Paradise Director Stuart Sender

The Vest Director Paul Gutrecht

Pullout Director Jyllian Gunther Producer Wren Arthur

Water; A Source of Life and Death Director Jon Paul Puno

Qeng: Guiding the Soul Director Soua Her Quattro Noza Director Joey Curtis Producer Fredric King

We Are Here Together Director Karina Epperlein Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Director Lone Scherfig

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opening night CASA DE LOS BABYS

OUT OF TIME

THE STATION AGENT

USA 2003 95 MINS

USA 2003 105 MINS

USA 2003 90 MINS

Thu Oct 2 RAF1 7:00PM CASA02R Thu Oct 2 RAF1 9:15PM CASB02R Film and Party CASA02P

Thu Oct 2 SEQ1 6:45PM OUTA02S Thu Oct 2 SEQ1 9:00PM OUTB02S Film and Party OUTA02P

Thu Oct 2 SEQ2 7:00PM STAT02S Thu Oct 2 SEQ2 9:15PM STAB02S Film and Party STAT02P

Director/Screenwriter/Editor John Sayles Producers Lemore Syvan, Alison Bourke, Caroline Kaplan Cinematographer Maurizio Rubinstein Cast Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marcia Gay Harden, Daryl Hannah, Susan Lynch, Rita Moreno, Mary Steenburgen, Lili Taylor Print Source IFC Films

Director Carl Franklin Producer Jesse B’Franklin Screenwriter David Collard Cinematographer Theo van de Sande Editor Carole Kravetz Cast Denzel Washington, Eva Mendes, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain, Alex Carter Print Source MGM/UA

Director/Screenwriter Tom McCarthy Producers Mary Jane Skalski, Robert May, Kathryn Tucker Cinematographer Oliver Bokelberg Editor Tom McArdle Cast Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale, Patricia Clarkson Print Source Miramax Films

Denzel Washington stars as the small-town Florida police chief who must race against time and everyone close to him, including his own police force and his wife (the fiery Eva Mendes), to keep his name clear. Bay Area-bred director Carl Franklin (One False Move) keeps the adrenaline primed in this sexy thriller, in which even innocuous office technology can be a weapon, and the lines of communication that connect can also set traps. —M.A.S.

A laconic dwarf named Finbar, a chatty hot dog vendor and a traffic-challenged woman mourning for her son stumble onto each other at a desolate New Jersey train station that Finbar has inherited. They each suffer their emotional burdens privately, but yearn for a human connection. Actor-director Tom McCarthy compacts epical truth and empathy in this film’s small frame and elicits perfectly realized performances from his central trio of Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale and Patricia Clarkson. —J.M.

A multilayered look at Latin America’s adoption industry and the North American bidders that fuel it. Following a group of women stuck in red-tape limbo, Sayles examines the sociopolitical effects these maternal desires leave in their wake. With a great ensemble cast (Lili Taylor and Rita Moreno), this portrait of clashing cultures is provocative, complex and heartbreakingly poignant. —D.F. Director Filmography Sunshine State 2002; Limbo 1999; Men with Guns 1997; Lone Star 1996; The Secret of Roan Inish 1994; Passion Fish 1992; City of Hope 1991 (MVFF); Eight Men Out 1988; Matewan 1987 (MVFF); The Brother from Another Planet 1984 (MVFF); Baby, It’s You 1983; Lianna 1983; Return of the Secaucus Seven 1980 (MVFF)

Director Filmography High Crimes 2002; One True Thing 1998; Devil in a Blue Dress 1995; One False Move 1992

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Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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Opening Night Party

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Thursday October 2 9PM-12AM Mill Valley Community Center Opening Night Film and Party $125 Party-only tickets are not available

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rom the spectacular tent to the exquisite food and music, you and your friends will have plenty of room to dance, mingle, relax and kick off this year’s Festival. Join celebrity guests and other Festival attendees for an evening of fine food, libations and a few surprises! Dance or sit back and take in the ambiance. This special event sets the stage for this year’s Festival.

Hosted by: Mill Valley Community Center, Chef de Cuisine Catering, Geyser Peak Winery, Best Beverage Catering, Galaxy Desserts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Crystal Geyser Water Company, CG Roxane, Gordon Biersch, Cricket Cola, Pearl Vodka, The Margarita King, Redrum, Maker’s Mark, Beefeater Gin, Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Hartmann Studios, Ethan Allen Design Studio, A Party Center, Sounds Ahead and Tureaud Events and Productions.

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OFF THE MAP USA 2003 108 MINS

Fri Oct 10 RAF1 6:45PM OFFT10R (Film only) Sun Oct 12 RAF1 1:30PM OFFT12R (Film only) Director Campbell Scott Producer George VanBuskirk Screenwriters Joan Ackerman Cinematographer Juan Ruiz Anchia Editor Andy Keir Cast J.D. Hawkins, Joan Allen, Amy Brenneman, Valentina de Angelis, Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Kevin Skousen, Jim True-Frost Print Source Manhattan Pictures International Big Night director Campbell Scott tells a tale of an unconventional family riding an emotional roller coaster. It’s 1974, and the Grodens live a simple life: no running water, telephone or electricity. Despite these peaceful surroundings, the family is coming unhinged. With moving performances from Joan Allen and Sam Elliott, the film builds an unforgettable portrait of a family on the edge of society. —B.P. Director Filmography Final 2001; Big Night 1996

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pening and Closing nights aren’t the only reason for an evening of all-out festivity. Join us in celebrating the Centerpiece film and our invited guest, Sam Elliott. This year’s film, Off the Map, will be followed by a spectacular reception, catered by Chef de Cuisine Catering.

Hosted by: Chef de Cuisine Catering, Geyser Peak Winery, Best Beverage Catering, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Crystal Geyser Water Company/CG Roxane and A Party Center.

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THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS (Les Invasions Barbares) CANADA 2003 99 MINS

Sun Oct 12 SEQ1 7:00PM BARA12S (Film only) Sun Oct 12 RAF1 7:15PM BARB12R (Film only) Director/Screenwriter Denys Arcand Producers Denise Robert, Daniel Louis Cinematographer Guy Dufaux Editor Isabelle Dedieu Cast Remy Girard, Stephane Rousseau, Marie-Josee Croze, Marina Hands Print Source Miramax Films Using smart dialogue like a scalpel and making use of classic film references, Arcand pokes fun at everything from the United States to the Catholic Church in The Barbarian Invasions. The film revisits the same characters from Arcand’s The Decline of the American Empire; their reunion is occasioned by hedonist Remy’s terminal illness, which is navigated by his estranged son’s hilarious outwitting of Canada’s taciturn health system. Comic and poignant, Invasions paints a picture of a perfect death. —J.M.

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5@5: DOWN IN THE MINES

5@5: FRIENDS WHO HAVE QUARRELED

USA TOTAL PROGRAM 92 MINS

CAMBODIA/SCOTLAND/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 91 MINS

Fri Oct 3 SEQ1 5:00 PM FIVE03S Mon Oct 6 SEQ1 5:00PM FIVE06S This eclectic group of on-the-job shorts shows that there’s just no escaping occupational hazards: The Meter Maid, J. Warias Pie Chi, C. Grant Non-Disclosure, J. Pham House Hunting, A. Lippman My Josephine, B. Jenkins The Babysitter, G. Raff Side Show, A. Frost

5@5: SCATTER THE FIRE AUSTRALIA/CANADA/SCOTLAND/UK/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 80 MINS

A spicy ride along the borders where cultures meet and minds divide. From Cambodia to the inside of an eye, life is never what it seems: Cowboys and Indians, S. Grieve Apsara, C. McGreal American Made, S. Raju All That I Perceive, L. Daniels Driving Lessons, S. Chiu

5@5: WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND AUSTRALIA/GERMANY/SCOTLAND/UK/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 85 MINS

Tue Oct 7 SEQ1 5:00PM FIVE07S Love served straight up, on the rocks, with a twist or flambéed. How do you take yours? Nocturno, N. Sasaki The Rotting Woman, J. Anderson Roof Sex, PES Rapid Guy Movement, S.M. Beyer A Lesson, O. Rozanova That Old One, J. Henry Keys of Life, J. Rall Violet Lives Upstairs, B. Hackworth

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Wed Oct 8 SEQ1 5:00PM FIVE08S Udo Kier in drag, an endless parking lot and other strange obsessions: Happy Peppy Sparky Doggy, R. Todd Feetsteps, D. Nicoll Car Park, D. Yuille Mrs. Meitlemeihr, G. Rose Unit #52, T. Krawitz Lock Picking, S. Kirby The Restless Imperfect, R. Beaux

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5@5: WHY AREN’T YOU HAPPY?

5@5: WINGS TO FLY

UKRAINE/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 83 MINS

BURKINA FASO/SENEGAL/SOUTH AFRICA/SWITZERLAND/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 108 MINS

Thu Oct 9 SEQ1 5:00PM FIVE09S Family life should make us happy, right? These filmmakers are not so sure: The Vest, P. Gutrecht Ants, C. Claffey-Koller Thicker Than Water, D. Montalbano Dead Roosters, A. Pazerh Coming Down the Mountain, J. Ponsoldt

Fri Oct 10 SEQ1 5:00PM FIVE10S Our 5@5 African homage features four fables of resourceful spirits, including the rare chance to see one of the late Djibril Diop Mambéty’s most enduring films. Not to be missed! Angels and Imams, M. Kamara Source d’Histoire, A. Roamba Waiting for Valdez, D. Phakhathi The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (La Petite Vendeuse du Soleil), D.D. Mambéty

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AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED

KENYA/RWANDA/UK 2001 96 MINS

AFGHANISTAN 2003 52 MINS PLUS DISCUSSION

Fri Oct 10 SEQ2 9:15PM DAYS10S Sun Oct 12 RAF3 9:30PM DAYS12R

Sat Oct 4 RAF1 12:30PM AFGH04R

Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Nick Hughes Producers Nick Hughes, Eric Kabera Editor Kavila Matu Cast Cleophas Kabasita, Mazimpaka Kennedy, Davis Kagenza Print Source Jean Nganji The year is 1994 and the beautiful young Josette is in love with Baptiste. But this is Rwanda, and they are Tutsis: Their blissful courtship and their families are torn apart as Hutu extremists incite devastating attacks on their fellow Tutsi countrymen. Culpability, complicity and betrayal abound as the sanctuary of the Church and protection by UN troops prove far from secure. This all-Rwandan cast brings firsthand realism to a story based on actual events. —Z.E.

Director Brigitte Brault Producer Florent Milesi Screenwriters/Cinematographers Shekiba Adil, Marie Ayub, Mehria Aziz, Jamila Emami, Gul Makai Rangebar, Habib Samim, Nilab Zarin Kamel Editor Michele Hickson Print Source The Asia Foundation Fourteen female Afghan journalists travel outside of Kabul to explore the aftereffects on women of Taliban rule and US bombings. In remote regions with no electricity or hot water, they hear stories of suffering and loss and encounter communities where burkas are still required and women flee from the filmmakers’ cameras. Committed to revealing these tragedies to the world, each journalist emerges from the experience altered by what she has seen: “We can never again plead ignorance.” Nor can we. Panel discussion follows. —J.P.

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ALEX’S WEDDING

and

SI-GUÉRIKI, THE QUEEN MOTHER

(Le Mariage d’Alex)

(Si-Guériki, La Reine-Mère)

CAMEROON/FRANCE 2002 45 MINS

BENIN/FRANCE 2002 63 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 108 MINS

Thu Oct 9 SEQ1 7:00PM ALEX09S Sun Oct 12 RAF3 4:00PM ALEX12R Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Jean-Marie Teno Editors Christiane Badgley, Lisa Pfeiffer, Cathie Dambel Print Source Les Films du Rafia

Director/Screenwriter Idrissou Mora-Kpai Producer Jean-Marie Teno Cinematographer Alexandra Kordes Editors Catherine Bonetat, Christiane Badgley Print Source California Newsreel

A chronicle of a polygamous marriage ceremony, Alex’s Wedding captures both its rituals and celebration—and the unspoken subtext of those involved.

In Si-Guériki, Mora-Kpai returns to his homeland, Benin, after a decade away. During his childhood his mother was distant, just one of his father’s wives; in adulthood, they connect, and she emerges as a regal figure.

Selected Director Filmography A Trip to the Country 2000; Chief! 1999; Clandestine 1996 (MVFF); Africa I Will Fleece You 1992; Bikutsi Water Blues 1988

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AN ANGEL FOR MAY

ASSISTED LIVING

UK 2002 100 MINS

USA 2003 77 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 89 MINS

Thu Oct 9 RAF2 5:00PM ANGE09R Sun Oct 12 SEQ2 4:45PM ANGE12S

Fri Oct 3 SEQ1 9:30PM ASSI03S Sun Oct 5 RAF3 1:45PM ASSI05R

Director Harley Cokeliss Producers Harley Cokeliss, Michael Cowan, Jason Piette Screenwriter Peter Milligan Cinematographer Stephen Smith Editor George Akers Cast Tom Wilkinson, Geraldine James, Matthew Beard, Charlotte Wakefield, Julie Cox, Anna Massey Print Source Portman Film

Director/Screenwriter Elliot Greenebaum Producers Alex Laskey, Alan Oxman, Archie Borders, Elliot Greenebaum Cinematographer Marcel Cabrera Editors Paul Frank, Adriana Pacheco Cast Michael Bonsignore, Maggie Riley, Nancy Jo Boone, Hance Purcell Print Source Economic Projections, Inc.

Upset by family problems, young Tom runs away and unexpectedly stumbles into a portal to the past that lands him in Yorkshire during World War II. There he is taken in by a benevolent farmer (Tom Wilkinson) and befriended by May, a sweet but troubled young evacuee who is greatly affected by Tom’s companionship. When he returns to the present, Tom learns the unfortunate fate of his new friends and heads back to the past once more, determined to change the course of history. Ages 8+ —J.P.

A fiction-documentary hybrid that’s part Christopher Guest, part Errol Morris. A nursing home’s perpetually stoned janitor, Todd, picks up dead squirrels, participates in “George The Assertiveness Monkey” exercises, and phones residents in the guise of dead relatives. As one patient struggles with Alzheimer’s, Todd must decide whether, and how, to help. Placing actors alongside real-life nursing residents, this Slamdance Film Festival grand-prize winner unveils the humor and melancholy of “assisted living.” —J.S. Shown with The Perpetual Life of Jim Albers

Director Filmography The Dream Demon 1988; Malone 1987; Black Moon Rising 1986; That Summer 1979

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AT THE FIRST BREATH OF WIND

ATTITUDE

(Al Primo Soffio di Vento)

USA 2003 109 MINS

ITALY 2002 89 MINS

Fri Oct 3 RAF1 9:30PM BREA03R Mon Oct 6 SEQ2 9:30PM BREA06S Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Franco Piavoli Producers Franco Piavoli, Laura Cafiero Editor Mario Piavoli Cast Primo Gaburri, Mariella Fabbris, Ida Carnevali, Alessandra Agosti Print Source Bruno Bossio-Promofest Antonioni directed nature films, they might look like this gorgeous tone poem on life, love and death in rural Italy. As free-flowing and languorous as the lazy summer day it details, this near-silent family portrait foregoes typical narrative for a visual mural where a shaft of sunlight or a napping cat commands equal screen time with the human characters. Contemplative, philosophical and breathtakingly shot, this is a dawn-to-dusk tour that rewires the art of seeing into a stunning cinematic journey. —D.F. Director Filmography Voices in Time (Voci nel Tempo) 1996 (MVFF); Nostos, the Return (Nostos: Il Ritorno) 1990 (MVFF); Blue Planet (Il Pianeta Azzurro) 1981 (MVFF); Stagioni 1961

Sat Oct 4 RAF3 9:00PM ATTI04R Fri Oct 10 RAF3 7:00PM ATTI10R Director Rob Nilsson Screenwriters Michael Disend, Robert Viharo, Vernon Medeiros, Selana Allen, Marion Christian, Edwin Johnson Producer/Editor Chikara Motomura Cinematographers Michael Breeman, Steve Burns Cast Michael Disend, Robert Viharo, Vernon Medeiros, Selana Allen, Marion Christian, Edwin Johnson Story Rob Nilsson Print Source 9@Night Films Spoddy, a two-bit wannabe hood recently diagnosed with AIDS, is obsessed with birds. Set against the stark backdrop of the Albany landfill, the latest in Rob Nilsson’s sizzling 9@Night series is a tour-de-force of emotions and grit, raw as they come. Michael Disend plays Spoddy exactly as another character describes him: “You’re an a—hole but I kinda like you.” Stunning black-and-white cinematography and a beautiful soundtrack capture the scene at the final rest stop for the lost and lonely. Director Filmography Scheme C6 2001 (MVFF); Winter Oranges 2000 (MVFF); Stroke 2000 (MVFF); Singing 2000 (MVFF); Chalk 1996; Heat and Sunlight 1988; On the Edge 1986; Northern Lights 1979

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THE BASEMENT

SPAIN 2002 120 MINS

USA 2002 75 MINS

Fri Oct 3 RAF2 9:00PM BALS03R Sun Oct 5 RAF1 9:00PM BALS05R

Tue Oct 7 RAF3 5:15PM BASE07R Sat Oct 11 RAF3 7:00PM BASE11R

Directors Carles Bosch, Josep Ma Domènech Producer Loris Omedes Screenwriters Carles Bosch, David Trueba Cinematographer Josep Ma Domènech Editor Ernest Blasi Print Source Seventh Art Releasing

Director Larry Brand Producer Jack Cleary Screenwriter Stephanie Dell’Anno-Cleary Cinematographer Dave Sperling Editor Sean Casey Cast Derek Michalak, Jack Cleary, Michael McCaffrey, Emily Ward, Lorraine Mazzola Print Source Shapeshifter Prod./Liontiger LLC

Cuba, 1994: In a brilliantly twisted political maneuver, Castro allows anyone desiring to leave the island to do so. Fifty thousand depart in rickety, makeshift rafts—no one knows how many succeed. This epic tale of seven surviving balseros chronicles their remarkable journeys, over the course of seven years, from Havana to Guantanamo to a surprising assortment of US destinations. Intimately following their often heartbreaking struggles to attain the American dream, the film testifies to the true price of freedom. —C.K.

Underground, away from the light of day and the sounds of civilization, a disturbing drama unfolds for one Queens family. Luke and his brothers have spent years living in a basement apartment while their mentally unstable mother shuffles around upstairs. But when Luke discloses a shocking childhood memory, this already dysfunctional family falls into a dark emotional spiral. Stunning performances from great actors and intense Mamet-like verbal fireworks create a powerful picture of a frightened family running from reality. —B.P.

Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut Director Filmography Paranoia 1998; Till the End of Night 1994; Overexposed 1990; Masque of the Red Death 1989; The Drifter 1988

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BEAT THE DRUM

BEDWIN HACKER

SOUTH AFRICA/USA 2003 113 MINS

MOROCCO/TUNISIA 2002 103 MINS

Fri Oct 10 SEQ2 6:30PM BEAT10S Sun Oct 12 RAF2 6:30PM BEAT12R

Wed Oct 8 RAF1 9:15PM BEDW08R Sun Oct 12 SEQ2 2:15PM BEDW12S

Director David Hickson Producers David McBrayer, Richard Shaw, Karen Shapiro Screenwriter David McBrayer Cinematographer Lance Gewer Editor Mark Winitsky Cast Owen Sejake, Clive Scott, Junior Singo Print Source ZProductions

Director/Screenwriter Nadia El Fani Producers Nadia El Fani, Bechir El Fani Cinematographer Tarek Ben Abdallah Editor Claude Reznick Cast Sonia Hamza, Nadia Saiji, Muriel Solvay, Tomer Sisley, Xavier Desplas Print Source Family Films

Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father’s last gift, a tribal drum, in search of work and his uncle. The journey confronts him with the stark realities of urban life, but his indomitable spirit never wavers; he returns with a truth and understanding his elders have failed to grasp. Junior Singo shines as Musa in this exquisitely photographed tale of transformation. —Z.E.

A genius female computer hacker is on the run from French Intelligence in this fast-paced thriller from Tunisia. Offering an illuminating glimpse into contemporary North Africa, the film follows Kalt, a spirited techie who uses her computer know-how to hijack foreign television frequencies. With the authorities on her trail, Kalt and her colorful friends engage in a wild game of cat and mouse. This modern portrayal of North African women and culture is warmhearted and energetic from beginning to end. —B.P.

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BLIND SHAFT

THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

(Mang Jang)

(El Fondo del Mar)

CHINA 2002 92 MINS

ARGENTINA 2003 94 MINS

Fri Oct 10 RAF1 9:15PM BLIN10R

Sun Oct 5 RAF1 12:30PM BOTT05R Mon Oct 6 RAF1 7:30PM BOTT06R

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Li Yang Cinematographer Liu Yonghong Editors Li Yang, Karl Riedl Cast Li Yixiang, Wang Shuangbao, Wang Baoqiang, An Jing, Bao Zhenjiang, Zhao Junzhi Print Source The Film Library, L.A. This gritty, impressive Chinese drama, set during the Cultural Revolution, is a fateful tale of two itinerant coal miners who roam the countryside with a deadly scam: They find unattached comrades and pose as their relatives, then arrange the faux-relatives’ demise in mine accidents and extort hush money from corrupt bureaucrats in charge. Banned in its homeland, this prize-winning (and continually surprising) film provides sharp social observations, as well as the kick of a James M. Cain crime yarn. —R.O.P.

Director/Screenwriter Damián Szifrón Producer Sebastián Aloi Editor Nicolás Goldbart Cinematographer Lucio Bonelli Cast Daniel Hendler, Gustavo Garzón, Dolores Fonzi, Ramiro Agüero Print Source Aeroplano S.A. A promising architecture student, Ezequiel, plummets to the depths of his personal life as he struggles with his final presentation, an innovative underwater structure. Consumed by an overriding attachment to his more-successful girlfriend, he founders as his work and relationship hit the rocks. Suspecting an affair, he reaches a breaking point and submerges into obsession—only to emerge transformed. Szifrón brilliantly captures the ordinary madness of jealousy in this oddly funny journey. —Z.E.

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BURIALS AND BORDERS

BURNT SIENNA

USA 2003 53 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 71 MINS

USA 2003 99 MINS

Fri Oct 3 RAF3 7:15PM BURI03R Sat Oct 4 RAF3 2:00PM BURI04R

Sun Oct 5 RAF3 8:45PM BURN05R Wed Oct 8 RAF3 5:00PM BURN08R

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer/Editor Paula Levine Print Source Paula Levine

Director Tolan Harber Producers Tolan Harber, Robert Keli Screenwriter Tolan Harber Cinematographer Frank McGowan Editor Tolan Harber, Sean Cloninger Cast Robert Keli, Samantha Pollington Print Source Amethyst Productions

Her brother’s death brought Canadian-American artist Paula Levine to Israel for the first time. This intensely personal chronicle encompasses a mournful farewell to Justin and a politically charged journey to his grave in Golan Heights, a section of Israel that is slated for repatriation into Syria. Levine explores what this shift would mean, both in terms of losing her brother again and to all those living within borders that might suddenly be redrawn around them. —D.Q. Shown with Language Lessons and Convergence

This one-of-a-kind DIY indie flick comes charging like a herd of buffalo straight from the Montana heartland. In a hyper-driven Bonnie-andClyde romance, two winsome young felons on the lam and in love zigzag their way across the West, driven by despair, desire and just for the hell of it. Skillfully shot and edited in deft documentary-verité style, the film features grainy barren landscapes and a rock ’n’ roll soundtrack that perfectly complement its guerilla style. —K.D.

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THE BUTTERFLY (Le Papillon)

CALYPSO DREAMS USA 2003 85 MINS

FRANCE 2002 79 MINS In French with English subtitles

Tue Oct 7 SEQ1 7:15PM CALY07S Sat Oct 11 SEQ1 3:00PM CALY11S Tue Oct 7 RAF2 7:30PM BUTT07R Sat Oct 11 SEQ1 1:00PM BUTT11S Director/Screenwriter Philippe Muyl Producer Patrick Godeau Cinematographer Nicholas Herot Editor Mireille Leroy Cast Michel Serrault, Claire Bouanich, Nade Dieu Print Source First Run Features In this enchanting tale, a curmudgeonly butterfly collector and a neglected eight-year-old are thrown together for an unexpected adventure in the Alps. Tired of being left alone, Elsa stows away in Julien’s car as he sets off to find a rare butterfly. Although it’s not the tranquil trip he envisioned, Julien finds his butterfly in a most unexpected place. A sensitive, lighthearted romp through the joys and pitfalls of attachment and letting go. Ages 7+ —N.I. Selected Director Filmography The Cow and the President (La Vache et le Président) 2000; Tout Doit Disparaître 1997; Kitchen With Apartment (Cuisine et Dépendences) 1993; Contre l’Oubli 1991; L’Arbe Sous la Mer 1985

Directors Geoffrey Dunn, Michael Horne Producers Geoffrey Dunn, Michael Horne, Mark Schwartz, Eric Thiermann Screenwriter Geoffrey Dunn Cinematographer Eric Thiermann Editors Chris Crosby, Ian Goodwin, Cam Archer Print Source Geoffrey Dunn From Lord Kitchener to Calypso Rose, the foremost calypso artists past and present are spotlighted in interviews and performances, making this revelatory film an experience in cultural rediscovery. Harry Belafonte addresses the ‘50s popularization of what is now considered world music, and calypso is revealed as a vibrant art form steeped in African griot tradition, forged on Caribbean plantations, and practiced today in the bars and streets of Trinidad and Tobago. —G.C. Selected Director Filmography Miss or Myth? 1987; Dollar a Day, Ten Cents a Dance 1984

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CARNAGE

A CRYPTIC TRIPTYCH

(Carnages)

USA/DENMARK TOTAL PROGRAM 93 MINS

FRANCE/SPAIN 2002 128 MINS

Sun Oct 5 RAF3 4:00PM CRYP05R Sat Oct 4 SEQ2 9:15PM CARN04S Wed Oct 8 RAF2 6:45PM CARN08R Director/Screenwriter Delphine Gleize Producer Jérôme Dopffer Cinematographer Crystel Fournier Editor François Quiqueré Cast Chiara Mastroianni, Ángela Molina, Lio, Lucia Sanchez, Esther Gorintin, Marilyne Even, Clovis Cornillac Print Source Wellspring Media

This irresistible trio of offbeat tales is writ with wit and iced with irony. In David Munro’s Compulsory Breathing, love blooms in a funny, fetid and twisted bouquet. Christian Svanes Kolding’s The Cowboy Loses His Boots follows a surly Danish cowboy who scours the streets of Copenhagen in search of his footloose footwear. Sean Meredith’s In Smog and Thunder is a hilarious yarn about the battle for statewide supremacy between SF and LA. —K.D.

When a bull is slaughtered after mauling a bullfighter, the event and its effects reverberate throughout a cast of characters: a little girl who witnesses the bullfight on television, an eccentric taxidermist and his mother, a dog who gets a bone. With a great score and impeccable pacing, this compelling, graphic oddity melds the worlds of David Lynch and Almodóvar into a skewed look at the collective unconscious, turning from wistful to bizarre at the drop of a matador’s hat. —D.F. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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DREAMING OF JULIA

AUSTRALIA TOTAL PROGRAM 84 MINS

USA 2003 109 MINS

Sat Oct 4 RAF3 4:15PM DING04R Sun Oct 5 RAF2 1:15PM DING05R

Thu Oct 9 SEQ2 6:45PM JULI09S Sat Oct 11 RAF1 9:15PM JULI11R

These Australian shorts reveal the sweet side of assassins and the romance of roadkill. Throw in dogs and teeth-pulling and you’ve got more great cinema from Down Under:

Director Juan Gerard Producer Letvia Arza-Goderich Screenwriters Juan Gerard, Letvia Arza-Goderich Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau Editor Duncan Burns Cast Harvey Keitel, Iben Hjele, Andhy Méndez, Daniel Lugo, Diana Bracho, Gellerman Baralt, Cecilia Suarez Print Source Artisan Entertainment

Love’s Labourer, A. Grierson The Hit, E. Mulholland Sniffer, J. Tilyard Painless, R. Glasson Smith, J. Schneider Ash Wednesday, J. Tolsher Violet Lives Upstairs, B. Hackworth

In a small Cuban town that recalls both Tati and Fellini, a power plant is sabotaged by rebels during the revolution. Viewed through the eyes of an 11-year-old boy, this warm reminiscence portrays the town’s trials as the stuff of old movies, seen in low flickering light. A potent homage to a romantic, politically naïve era, this wonderful independent production shows how a period film can be done with a low budget, an open heart and performances like Harvey Keitel’s. —J.M. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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DREAMING OF TIBET

EL BONAERENSE

USA/NEPAL 2003 58 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 66 MINS

ARGENTINA 2002 105 MINS Co-presented with the Latino Film Festival—SF Bay Area

Sun Oct 5 SEQ1 4:45PM TIBE05S Mon Oct 6 RAF1 9:30PM TIBE06R Director/Editor Will Parrinello Screenwriter John Antonelli Producers Parrinello, John Antonelli Cinematographer Andrew Black Print Source Mill Valley Film Group This testimony to the resilience of the human spirit chronicles the lives of three Tibetans in exile: a media relations manager in LA, a nurse treating refugees near the Nepali border, and a monk in the Mt. Everest foothills. Their accounts, along with Peter Coyote’s narration and Philip Glass’ eloquent score, illuminate the plight of displaced peoples struggling to maintain their religious and cultural identity while fighting for their country’s survival. —N.I. Shown with Qeng: Guiding the Soul

Sat Oct 4 SEQ1 7:00PM BONA04S Sun Oct 5 RAF2 8:30PM BONA05R Director/Producer Pablo Trapero Screenwriters Pablo Trapero, Nicolas Gueilburt, Ricardo Ragendorfer, Dodi Shoeuer, Daniel Valenzuela Cinematographer Guillermo Nieto Editor Nicolás Golbart Cast Jorge Román, Mimí Ardú, Dario Levy, Hugo Anganuzzi Print Source Menemsha Films Zapa isn’t a bad man, only a very imperfect one. Pablo Trapero’s brilliant film follows Zapa from his provincial home to the corruption of the bonaerense, Buenos Aires’ notorious police force. As in Louis Malle’s Lacombe, Lucien, this film eschews mere exposé in favor of a compelling look at the decisions that lead one man into a moral swamp. Trapero portrays the city’s amorality and poverty as endemic, seasoning hard soberness with easy sensuality and humor. —J.M.

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ELDRA UK/WALES 2002 90 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 99 MINS In Welsh and English with English subtitles

Sun Oct 5 SEQ2 12:00PM ELDR05S Tue Oct 7 RAF2 5:00PM ELDR07R Director Timothy Lyn Producer Bethan Eames Screenwriter Manon Eames Cinematographer Rory Taylor Editor Bronwen Jenkins Cast Iona Wyn Jones, Gareth Wyn Roberts, Rhys Richards, Gareth Bryn Print Source S4C Two young people try to bridge the gap between their worlds. Freespirited Eldra is a Romany Gypsy who believes in fairies and keeps an owl and a baby fox as pets. Bookish Robat is a Welsh quarry worker’s son who discovers an intriguing universe through Eldra’s eyes. Filmed in the idyllic Welsh countryside, this youthful Romeo-and-Juliet tale offers a lesson in opening our hearts to our true natures. Ages 8+—D.Q. Shown with The Romany Mirror Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

Director Filmography Crane World (Mundo Grúa) 1999

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EVERY CHILD IS BORN A POET: THE LIFE AND WORK OF PIRI THOMAS USA 2003 59 MINS Co-presented with Cine Acción

Sun Oct 5 RAF1 5:00PM EVER05R Fri Oct 10 MA 8:00PM EVER10M Director/Producer/Screenwriter Jonathan Robinson Editors Jonathan Robinson, Michael Rothman Cinematographers Adam Beckman, Alex Leyton, Kev Robertson Print Source When In Doubt Productions, Inc. This incendiary mix of documentary and live performance pulses with its subject’s kinetic energy. Puerto Rican writer Piri Thomas, whose 1967 memoir Down These Mean Streets put the barrio on the cultural map, riffs poetry and prose, tracing his life story from hardscrabble childhood to the life-changing prison stay where creativity freed him in mind and spirit. Today, he carries that message to all soul-hungry audiences. —D.Q. In person: Piri Thomas Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

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A FAMILY UNDERTAKING

FIREDANCER

USA 2003 56 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 74 MINS

USA/AFGHANISTAN 2002 80 MINS

Sun Oct 5 RAF2 11:15AM FAMI05R Sun Oct 12 RAF2 4:15PM FAMI12R

Sat Oct 11 SEQ2 4:45PM FIRE11S Sun Oct 12 RAF2 9:15PM FIRE12R

Director/Producer Elizabeth Westrate Cinematographer Scott Sinkler Editor Melissa Neidich Print Source Fanlight Productions

Director/Screenwriter Jawed Wassel Producers Khaled Wassel, John G. Roche, Kate Wood Cinematographer Bud Gardner Editors Lizzie Donahue, Jeff Marcello, Bill Gerstenmeier Cast Baktash Zaher, Yasmine Weiss, Yunis Azizi, Sofia Cameron, Omar Arzo Print Source Petunia Productions LLC

Refusing to treat the passing of a loved one as an institutional event, many families are taking funeral arrangements into their own hands. With the gentle assistance of “death midwives,” home funerals challenge nearly every aspect of conventional wakes and burials, from embalming to cemeteries to ceremonies. A loving tribute to life’s last moments, this intimate film presents little-known, viable alternatives to the profit-generating funeral industry. A truly transformative viewing experience. —C.L. Shown with Murmuring Sound of Running Water Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

An immigrant artist living in New York is haunted by his youth in Afghanistan. When he meets an Afghan-American designer who’s trying to avoid a prearranged marriage, he begins to embrace his diaspora community and come to terms with his past. An autobiographical look at being stuck between one’s adopted country and memories of one’s native land, this independent feature is a triumphant testament to the human spirit. —D.F. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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THE FLOWER OF EVIL

GHOSTLIGHT

(La Fleur du Mal)

USA 2003 80 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 84 MINS

FRANCE 2003 104 MINS

Wed Oct 8 SEQ1 7:00PM FLOW08S Thu Oct 9 RAF2 9:15PM FLOW09R Director/Screenwriter Claude Chabrol Producer Marin Karmitz Screenwriters Caroline Eliacheff, Louise L. Lambrichs Cinematographer Eduardo Serra Editor Monique Fardoulis Cast Nathalie Baye, Benoît Maginal, Suzzane Flon, Bernard Le Coq, Mélanie Douty Print Source Palm Pictures Claude Chabrol returns with another dissection of bourgeois hypocrisy. A family scandal from the Vichy era emerges to threaten the campaign of a Bordeaux conservative (Nathalie Baye) running for local office. Somehow, she finds the revelation from the past far more distressing than her husband’s womanizing or the immoderate romance between her daughter and a stepson just returned from America. A sunlit portrait of grinning amorality, Chabrol’s latest is tense, sexy and disconcerting. —M.F. Selected Director Filmography Merci Pour le Chocolat 2002; La Cérémonie 1995; L’Enfer 1994; Une Affaire de Femmes 1988; La Rupture 1970; Les Biches 1968; Les Cousins 1958

Sat Oct 4 RAF2 9:30PM GHOS04R Mon Oct 6 RAF2 7:00PM GHOS06R Director Christopher Herrmann Producers/Screenwriters Penny Fearon, Christopher Herrmann, Richard Move Cinematographer Tsuyoshi Kimoto Editor James Lyons Cast Richard Move, Ann Magnuson, Isaac Mizrahi, Mark Morris, Erick Kastel, Deborah Harry, Martha Graham Dance Company dancers Print Source Cowboy Pictures Martha Graham, the grand diva of contemporary American dance, is uncannily reincarnated by performance artist Richard Move in this vibrant film about genius, the creative process, aging and desire. The story begins as a former Graham student sets out to make a behindthe-scenes documentary about Graham’s last production, Phaedra. Directed by her biographer and confidante, Christopher Herrmann, Ghostlight is an impressionistic portrait of the woman whose passion changed dance forever. —P.M. Shown with 37th & Lex. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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GIPSY

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING

(Koli)

UK/LUXEMBOURG 2003 95 MINS

IRAN 2000 85 MINS

Thu Oct 9 RAF2 7:15PM GIPS09R Fri Oct 10 RAF2 9:15PM GIPS10R Director/Screenwriter Ali Shah-Hatami Producers Ali Shah-Hatami, Cima Film Cinematographer Mohammad Ahmadi Editor Behzad Behzadpour Cast Salman Ghamkhar Ahmadi, Ziba Saberi, Gholamali Pour-Attaie Print Source Cima Media International (CMI) The fate of a drought-plagued Iranian village depends on a musician who can magically summon rain from his dotar. When a young boy’s transgression causes the shaman to flee, the boy must go on a quest to find the master dotari and restore prosperity to his home. This neo-realistic fable conjures an intoxicating spell of its own, transforming a mythic redemption tale into a testament to music’s healing power that reverberates like an ancient melody. —D.F. Director Filmography Shrapnels in Peace 2000 (MVFF); The Friends 2000; The Turtle 2000; The Last Reconnaissance 1997; The Iron Bird 1994; Chasing the Shadows 1991

Sat Oct 4 RAF1 9:30PM GIRL04R Thu Oct 9 SEQ2 9:15PM GIRL09S Director Peter Webber Producers Andy Paterson, Anand Tucker Screenwriter Olivia Hetreed Cinematographer Eduardo Serra Editor Kate Evans Cast Scarlet Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Colin Firth Print Source Lions Gate Films, Inc. The 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer and his favorite subject swim through luminous Dutch light in this adaptation of Tracy Chevalier’s book-club mainstay. Every shot is a cinematographer’s dream—windows pour dust-flecked sensuality on Scarlet Johansson as Griet, maid to the Vermeer household, who unwittingly exudes ripples of erotically charged anguish as she struggles to maintain her purity and budding artistic vision. Colin Firth pierces as Vermeer, with Tom Wilkinson as his leering patron. —A.J. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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GREENDALE

THE GUARDIAN SPIRIT OF THE HOUSE

USA 2003 87 MINS

(Vastupurush) INDIA 2002 110 MINS

Sat Oct 11 SEQ1 9:00PM GREE11S Sun Oct 12 RAF1 9:45PM GREE12R Director Bernard Shakey Producers Neil Young, L.A. Johnson Screenwriter/ Cinematographer Neil Young Editor Toshi Onuki Cast Sara White, Eric Johnson, Ben Keith, Erik Markegard, Elizabeth Keith, James Mazzo Print Source Shakey Pictures c/o Look Out Management Critic Robert Hilburn has called Greendale “part Thornton Wilder, part John Lennon,” but this politically charged multimedia mosaic is pure Neil Young. Using actors and dancers, this rock ’n’ roll stage production finds Young and his Crazy Horse band sizing up American society in the Bush era. He unabashedly embraces his hippie ideals to create a bluesy, message-laden musical novel in which a small-town family confronts corporate greed, environmental destruction and social apathy. Still rockin’ the free world! —G.C. Director Filmography Neil Young: Human Highway 1982 (MVFF); Rust Never Sleeps (as Neil Young) 1979; Journey Through the Past 1972

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Sun Oct 5 RAF2 3:30PM GUAR05R Tue Oct 7 RAF3 9:00PM GUAR07R Directors Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar Screenwriter Sumitra Bhave Cinematographer Sanjay Memane Editor Sunil Sukthankar Cast Siddhartha Daftardar, Uttara Baokar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Ravindra Mankani, Atul Kulkarni Print Source National Film Development Corporation As he wanders through the ruins of the familial estate he left 40 years ago, visions of the past overwhelm Doctor Bhaskar Narayan Deshpande like ghosts welcoming him home. Reviewing his life thus far, Bhaskar realizes the importance of two women: One is his traditional-minded mother; the other is an independent divorcée. Through these three characters, filmmakers Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar explore the spirit of post-independence India and the difficulty of acknowledging the past while working toward the future. —D.J. Directors Filmography 10th F (Dahavi) 2002; Long Live Life (Zindagi Zindabad) 1996 (MVFF); Two Women (Doghi) 1994 (MVFF 1996)

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HAYFLOWER AND QUILTSHOE

THE HI DE HO SHOW

(Heinähattu ja Vilttitossu) FINLAND 2002 72 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 77 MINS In Finnish with English subtitles read aloud

Sat Oct 4 SEQ1 10:00PM HIDE04S

Sat Oct 4 SEQ2 11:00AM HAYF04S Mon Oct 6 RAF2 5:00PM HAYF06R Director/Editor Kaisa Rastimo Producer Marko Rauhala Screenwriters Kaisa Rastimo, Marko Rauhala Cinematographer Tuomo Virtanen Cast Katriina Tavi, Tilda Kiianlehto, Minna Suuronen, Antti Virmavirta Print Source Finnish Film Foundation Sisters can be best friends or bitter enemies—sometimes both at once! This charming tale of squabbling siblings, butting heads as one prepares to start school and the other feels left behind, will ring true with its universal themes of jealousy and devotion. Filmed in Finland, where an absurdist sensibility translates into a delight of candy-colored details and oddball situations. Ages 6+ —D.Q. Shown with Colorforms

Back by popular demand! In honor of this year’s MVFF focus on Africa, Village Music’s John Goddard—the Prime Minister of Melodiousness, the Grand Griot of Beat—muses on that continent’s influence on American popular music. Unspooling gems from his eclectic video archive and sharing insights as only this walkin’, talkin’ encyclopedia of all things musical can, John will veejay the night away with selections of rock, blues, gospel, R&B and, of course, a whole lotta soul. An onlyin-Mill-Valley experience! —Z.E.

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Director Filmography A Respectable Tragedy 1998; Bittersweet 1995; How I Disappeared in the Candyland 1992; Thought Criminals 1989; Laura’s Room 1988

A HOMEGROWN VARIETY

HOUSE OF HEARTS

USA TOTAL PROGRAM 93 MINS

(Omfavn mig måne) DENMARK 2002 88 MINS

Fri Oct 10 RAF3 9:30PM HOME10R Sat Oct 11 RAF3 1:45PM HOME11R This cash crop of intriguing documentaries by Bay Area filmmakers delves into liberal California’s diversity. Debra A. Wilson’s Butch Mystique gives voice to African American butch women in all their gender-neutralizing glory. Annelise Wunderlich’s Crystal Harvest exposes the tragic impact of the massive crystal meth market in the Central Valley. And Larry Warner’s No Angels in the Outfield steps into San Quentin Prison, where baseball is an unusual, and potentially controversial, form of rehabilitation. —J.P.

Fri Oct 10 RAF2 7:15PM HOUS10R Director Elisabeth Rygård Producer Jens Arnoldus Screenwriter Yüksil Isik Cinematographer Hans Welin Editor Niels Pagh Andersen Cast Bora Akkas, Mazlum Çimen, Sebnem Kösten Kocatürk, Büsra Bora, Menderes Samancilar, Tomris Incer Print Source Danish Film Institute A musical sensibility pervades Rygård’s poetic drama of separation, seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Osman. Challenged by unemployment, the loss of a baby and diminishing resources, Osman’s parents finally decide to leave Turkey to find work in Europe. In adulthood, Osman seems rooted in his adopted Danish culture, yet his connection to the music, landscape and poetry of his childhood still resonate in his life in this insightful reflection on home, heart and heritage. —Z.E. Director Filmography Glashjertet 1988; Take it Like a Man, Madam! (Ta’ det Som en Mand, Frue!) 1975

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I AM DAVID USA 2003 95 MINS

I REMEMBER . . . TALES FROM GREENLAND (Jeg husker . . . Fortællinger fra Grønland) DENMARK 2002 72 MINS

Tue Oct 7 CINEMA 6:45PM IAMD107C Director/Screenwriter Paul Feig Producers Davina Belling, Clive Parsons, Lauren Levine Cinematographer Roman Osin Editor Alan Strachan Cast Ben Tibber, James Caviezel, Joan Plowright Print Source Artisan Entertainment In a Communist prison camp in Bulgaria, 1952, an orphaned boy stares down the barrel of a gun. That night, the boy escapes with a mysterious envelope and directions to Denmark, a country worlds away. Dodging police and immigration, he trusts no one until a maternal painter takes him in and discovers his past. Moving from darkness to light, this suspenseful period thriller proves that—as the painter insists—a certain humanity always prevails. —J.S. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut Friend of the Festival Screening Free to members. Ticket required.

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Tue Oct 7 RAF3 7:15PM REME07R Thu Oct 9 RAF3 5:15PM REME09R Director/Screenwriter Karen Littauer Producer Lise Lense-Møller Cinematographer Peter Östlund Editor Mette Esmark Print Source Danish Film Institute Greenland’s stunning, icy expanse provides a mythic setting for storytellers to pass both time and wisdom to the next generations. In stark contrast to the glittering landscape, 14 indigenous elders are filmed individually against a black background, relating childhood memories of toy harpoons and shamanic rituals. They speak with exacting detail of early joys, tragedies and disappointments that affect them still. These tales, frozen in time, comprise a remarkable, rare oral history that will be cherished forever. —R.P. Director Filmography East Greenland Revisited . . . Kirsten Bang (Gensyn med Østgrøland . . . Kirsten Bang) 1999; The Night Before Christmas (En lille Juleaften) 1993

THE ISLAND

JAPANESE STORY

(L’isola)

AUSTRALIA 2003 105 MINS

ITALY 2003 103 MINS

Sat Oct 4 SEQ2 3:45PM ISLA04S Tues Oct 7 SEQ2 9:15PM ISLA07S Director/Screenwriter Constanza Quatriglio Producers Rean Mazzone, Elisa Resegotti Cinematographer Aldo Di Marcantonio Editors Babak Karimi, Constanza Quatriglio Cast Veronica Guarrasi, Ignacio Ernandes, Marcello Mazzarella, Erri De Luca, Anna Ernandes Print Source Pasquino Distribzione This Italian coming-of-age story is set in a fishing village on an island off Sicily. On the lip of adolescence, a young girl watches sadly as her older brother grows away from her into the adult fishermen’s world. Using a largely nonprofessional cast, almost documentary-like camera work and an understated score, director Quatriglio follows the nuances of relationships, and through his conjured images of gauzy sunsets and sentimental romance, he ultimately nets a quietly subtle, genuinely moving work. —J.C.

Wed Oct 8 RAF1 6:30PM JAPA08R Sat Oct 11 SEQ2 12:00PM JAPA11S Director Sue Brooks Producers David Lightfoot, Sue Maslin, Magnus Mancie Screenwriter Alison Tilson Cinematographer Ian Baker Editor Jill Bilcock Cast Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Matthew Dyktynski Print Source Samuel Goldwyn Films Toni Collette’s striking performance as an emotionally dislocated geologist may be a defining moment in her career. Substituting for a colleague, the loquacious Collette takes a business trip with a stiff Japanese client —who mistakes her for his driver. Their fraught relationship is exacerbated when they become stranded in the Pilbara Desert. Gorgeously cinematic, this devious, twisty film combines the best elements of suspense, romance and straight drama. —J.M. Director Filmography Road to Nhill 1997

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KARLSSON ON THE ROOF

KEÏTA

(Karlsson på taket)

(Keïta! L’heritage du Griot)

NORWAY 2002 76 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 86 MINS In Norwegian with English subtitles read aloud

FRANCE/BURKINA FASO 1995 94 MINS In Jula and French with English subtitles

Fri Oct 10 RAF3 5:00PM KARL10R Sun Oct 12 SEQ1 10:30AM KARL12S

Sat Oct 4 RAF2 11:00AM KEIT04R Sun Oct 12 RAF2 2:15PM KEIT12R

Director/Screenwriter Vibeke Idsøe Producer John M. Jacobsen Print Source Norwegian Film Institute

Director/Screenwriter Dani Kouyaté Producer S. Pierre Yaméogo Editor Zoé Durouchoux Cinematographer Robert Millié Cast Hamed Dicko, Sotigui Kouyaté Print Source California Newsreel

Seven-year-old Sonny is lonely. So the unexpected appearance of a chubby little man named Karlsson in Sonny’s apartment window is a welcome surprise. An incorrigible, self-centered troublemaker, Karlsson is nonetheless the best kind of playmate—with a propeller on his back and the ability to fly. Featuring famed author Astrid Lindgren’s most popular character next to Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson on the Roof is an unforgettable ride! Ages 7+ —J.P. Shown with I Want a Dog

Tradition and modernity collide when Djeliba Kouyaté turns up on young Mabo’s urban doorstep. A griot, or traditional wise man, Djeliba has arrived to pass on the stories of his ancestral origins to his young charge— somewhat to the consternation of Mabo’s parents. This parallel story is full of rich, epical characters, as Mabo discovers the heritage of the Mandingo empire. Director Kouyaté, himself a griot, proves his own storytelling gifts in this beautiful coming-of-age tale. Ages 8+ —Z.E.

Director Filmography Chasing the Kidneystone (1996)

Director Filmography Sia, the Python’s Dream (Sia, la Rêve du Python) 2001 (MVFF)

KIDS SHORTS SHOWCASE

KISS MY WHEELS

AUSTRALIA/JAPAN/PUERTO RICO/SCOTLAND/ UK/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 85 MINS In English and other languages with English subtitles

USA 2002 56 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 79 MINS

Sun Oct 5 RAF1 2:45PM KISS05R Sat Oct 4 SEQ1 4:00PM KIDS04S From schoolroom operettas to backyard farces, these stellar short films for short people include: La Toiletta, D. Goldenberg Kosher, A. Barth Desconcierto, C. Calderon, A. Molla, R. Ortiz, J. Ramirez Bush Bikes, D.S. Vadiveloo Sunday Paper p.2b, E. Towner Bean Cake, D. Greenspan The Choir, A.M. Murray Houdini’s Hound, S. Johnsen Confection, E. Saks Swapped, P. Monnard.

Director Miguel Grunstein Producers/Editors Miguel Grunstein, Dale Kruzic Cinematographer Dale Kruzic Print Source Fanlight Productions A fantastic documentary about a team of young, wheelchair-bound basketball players training for national championship competitions. The camera whirls as the coaches and players race and shoot with amazing strength and grace, then pulls in for interviews that reveal the ordinary struggles and extraordinary efforts they make to live regular lives. A tearjerker with a dose of humor, this film will rewire your definition of “disabled.” —D.Q. Shown with Guguletu Ballet (Kristin Pichaske, USA 2002, 23 mins) Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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THE KLARSFELDS (L’Histoire des Klarsfeld) FRANCE 2002 58 MINS

LOS ZAFIROS—MUSIC FROM THE EDGE OF TIME USA 2002 85 MINS

Sat Oct 4 RAF1 2:45PM KLAR04R

Thu Oct 9 SEQ1 9:30PM ZAFI09S

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Elisabeth Citroën Editor Marielle Issarte Cinematographer Oliver Raffet Print Source Di-Zahav

Director Lorenzo DeStefano Producers Lorenzo DeStefano, Dana Graham, Thomas Ackerman Cinematographer Thomas Ackerman, ASC Editor Sergio Palermo Print Source Productions Á-Propos

Jewish historian Serge Klarsfeld, his German-born wife Beate, their son Arno and daughter Lida are truly the world’s last Resistance fighters. Fueled only by their passionate belief in truth and justice, the Klarsfelds battle from their home in Paris across continents, generations and decades, issuing Zola’s infamous cry, “J’accuse,” to bring Klaus Barbie and other World War II criminals to trial. A resoundingly inspiring film.—K.D. In person: Beate Klarsfeld Director Filmography Claude Olievenstein, Drugs and Life 2000

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During the early ’60s, the Cuban doo-wop group Los Zafiros shone as brightly as the brilliant blue sapphire ring from which they drew their name. In this gem of a film, the two surviving members, guitarist Manuel Galbán and lead crooner Miguelito Cancio, reunite in Havana and reopen an unsung chapter in Cuba’s rich musical history. The vintage film footage of their ascent to world stardom is priceless. The music —a steamy mix of Motown style and bossa beats—is spellbinding. —G.C. Director Filmography Talmage Farlow 1981

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LOVERS AND LEAVERS

MADAME BROUETTE

(Kuutamolla)

CANADA/SENEGAL 2002 104 MINS

FINLAND 2002 119 MINS

Sat Oct 4 RAF2 6:30PM LOVE04R Sun Oct 12 SEQ2 11:30AM LOVE12S Director Aku Louhimies Producers Jarkko Hentula, Iikka Y.L. Matia, Marko Röhr Screenwriters Aku Louhimies, Katja Kallio Cinematographer Heikki Färm Editor Samu Heikkila Cast Minna Haapkylä, Anna-Leena Härkönen, Laura Malmivaara, Peter Franzén, Pirkko Saisio Print Source Columbia TriStar Egmont Film Iris, a bookstore assistant recently turned 30, lives a rich fantasy life through the movies, though her actual life is no Sleepless in Seattle. Her mother (who gives new meaning to the term “free-spirited”) and her pals futilely try to fix her up, but it’s not until she meets filmmaker Marco that the sparks go off. Of course, she discovers life isn’t like the movies in this delightfully frank and snappy film that was a box-office hit in Finland. —P.M. Director Filmography Restless (Levottomat) 2000

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Thu Oct 2 RAF2 8:00PM MADA02R Fri Oct 3 SEQ2 9:15PM MADA03S Director Moussa Sène Absa Producers Badou Ba, Danielle Champoux, Moussa Sène Absa Screenwriters Moussa Sène Absa, Giles Desjardins, Claude Gilaizeau Cinematographer Jean-Jacques Bouhon Editor Matthieu Roy-Décarie Cast Rokhaya Niang, Aboubacar Sadikh Ba, Kadiatou Sy, Ndèye Seneba Seck Print Source Productions La Fete A divorced mother who’s sworn off men, Mati is a spirited survivor selling bric-à-brac out of her wheelbarrow to scrape by. Into her life walks Naago, a smooth-talking, crooked yet irresistible policeman. When he’s found dead, all fingers point to Mati. But did she pull the trigger? Part detective story, part parable, this jab at shantytown chauvinism seamlessly blends storytelling styles. A nouveau African cinema gem. —D.F. Selected Director Filmography Ainsi Meurent les Anges 2001; Tableau Ferraille 1996; Twist à Popenguine 1994; Yalla Yaana 1994; Ken Bugul 1991

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THE MAGIC OF FELLINI

MELVIN GOES TO DINNER

USA 2003 55 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 65 MINS

USA 2003 83 MINS

Fri Oct 10 SEQ1 9:30PM MAGI10S

Sat Oct 4 SEQ1 2:00PM MELV04S Sun Oct 5 SEQ1 9:00PM MELV05S

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Editor Carmen Piccini Cinematographers Marco Fiata, Richard Mumeroff, Angelo Musciagna Print Source Seventh Art Releasing Ten years after his death, Federico Fellini remains one of the most beloved directors of all time. “The visionary is the only true realist,” he said, and his astonishing imagination inspired collaborators as well as moviegoers. A parade of marvelous artists, including Anthony Quinn, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Sutherland and composer Nino Rota, recall a fearless improviser and adroit manipulator. Ultimately, Fellini’s famed flamboyance cloaked his pursuit of sublime moments in which smiles vie with tears. —M.F. Shown with I Used to Be a Filmmaker (Jay Rosenblatt, USA 2003, 10 mins)

Director Bob Odenkirk Producers Naomi Odenkirk, Jeff Sussman, D.J. Paul Screenwriter Michael Blieden Cinematographer Alex Vendler Editor Michael Blieden Cast Michael Blieden, Annabelle Gurwitch, Matt Price, Stephanie Courtney, Maura Tierney, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk Print Source Le Foole, Inc. Four urbanites share a meal and discuss life, death, love, sex, infidelity, pornography, schizophrenia, the existence of ghosts and the best way to get out of a self-help seminar. A seriocomic look at the flotsam and jetsam of modern life, this character-driven feast from Mr. Show’s Bob Odenkirk celebrates the gift of gab, turning a series of cut-up vignettes and chance encounters into the quirkiest dinner conversation you’ve ever eavesdropped upon. —D.F.

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MODERN TIMES

MY ARCHITECT

USA 1936 85 MINS

USA 2003 116 MINS

Sat Oct 11 RAF1 4:00PM MODE11R

Sat Oct 4 RAF2 1:15PM ARCH04R Tue Oct 7 SEQ2 6:30PM ARCH07S

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Editor Charles Chaplin Cinematographers Ira Morgan, Rollie Totheroh Cast Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin Chaplin’s Industrial Age comedy of errors comes to MVFF digitally remastered and as timely as ever—substitute Pentium chips for gears and cogs, and it could have been made yesterday. Arguably Chaplin’s masterpiece, this battle of man versus machine is rife with comic gems and classic moments: the assembly-line breakdown, Chaplin caught up literally in the wheels of industry, and the final image of his beloved Little Tramp shuffling and dancing into the sunset. —D.F. Introduced by Leonard Maltin Director Filmography A Countess in Hong Kong 1967; A King in New York 1957; Limelight 1952; Monsieur Verdoux 1947; The Great Dictator 1940; City Lights 1931; The Circus 1928; The Gold Rush 1925; A Woman of Paris 1923; The Pilgrim 1923; The Kid 1921

Director/Screenwriter Nathaniel Kahn Producers Susan Rose Behr, Nathaniel Kahn Cinematographer Bob Richman Editor Sabine Krayenbühl Print Source New Yorker Films In this touching quasi-detective story, the illegitimate son of Louis I. Kahn tries to unravel the enigma of the iconoclastic architect’s life and death. Nathaniel Kahn features conversations with masters Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei and Frank Gehry, and footage of the elder Kahn’s inspired edifices in locales such as La Jolla, Philadelphia and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nathaniel’s effort to reconcile genius with a messy personal life—Louis had two mistresses and a wife—gives the film a rare poignancy. —M.F. Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

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MY FIRST MIRACLE

MY LIFE WITHOUT ME

GERMANY 2002 90 MINS

(Mi Vida Sin Mi) CANADA/SPAIN 2003 104 MINS

Sun Oct 5 SEQ2 7:00PM FIRS05S Tue Oct 7 RAF2 9:30PM FIRS07R Director/Screenwriter Anne Wild Producer Jost Hering Editor Dagmar Lichius Cast Henriette Confurius, Juliane Köehler, Leonard Lansink, Gabriela Maria Schmeide Print Source mdc int. GmbH Overlapping vacations and a shared belief in magic breed a unique friendship between Hermann, a middle-aged family man and Dole, a fiercely independent 11-year-old girl (played with extraordinary selfpossession by Henriette Confurius). Both are outsiders but together they discover something akin to platonic true love which neither Dole’s mother (Nowhere in Africa’s Juliane Köhler) nor Hermann’s wife understand. A haunting soundtrack and lyrical visuals create a poetic story with an edge. —R.P. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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Sun Oct 5 SEQ2 4:30PM LIFE05S Tue Oct 7 RAF1 6:45PM LIFE07R Director/Screenwriter Isabel Coixet Producers Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther Garcia Cinematographer Jean-Claude Larrieu Editor Lisa Robison Cast Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Deborah Harry, Amanda Plummer, Alfred Molina Print Source Sony Pictures Classics Ann, a young working-class wife and mother, is diagnosed with cancer. Contemplating a life she’s barely lived, Ann vows to do some important things before she dies: take a lover, see her estranged father, and finally get some fake fingernails. What could have been TV-movie-of-the-week fodder instead is a delightfully quirky gem about awakening to the world and finding courage in the strangest places. —D.F. Director Filmography Those Who Love (A Lo Que Aman) 1998; Things I Never Told You (Cosas A Que Nunca Te Dije) 1996

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NATE DOGG

NIGHTINGALE IN A MUSIC BOX

USA 2003 76 MINS

USA 2002 96 MINS

Sun Oct 5 SEQ1 3:00PM NATE05S Sat Oct 11 RAF2 12:00PM NATE11R

Fri Oct 10 SEQ1 7:15PM NIGH10S Sun Oct 12 RAF2 12:00PM NIGH12R

Director/Screenwriter/Editor/Cinematographer Thomas Farone Producer Shannon McCarthy Cast Nathan Hale, David Bunce, Erin Johncox, Michalena Almindo Print Source Damage Films

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Hurt McDermott Producers Leigh Jones, Todd Slotten Cinematographer Michael Dunne Cast Kelley Hazen, Catherine O’Connor, Andrzej Krukowski, Pamela Webster Print Source Rebus Productions

Living in a trailer park and trying to support himself and his girlfriend, Nate Dogg is a 16-year-old high school dropout afflicted with severe ADHD. While dreaming of becoming a comic artist, he navigates a bewildering array of violent drug dealers, poverty and the pitfalls of his own disability. Based on the true-life story of Nathan Hale—who plays himself—Dogg is an eye-opening debut from an audaciously talented and visually keen new filmmaker.

A relentless, ingenious thriller that depends more on the intellect than on the visceral thrills of guns and fast cars. Burke is a legendary psychological operative. Robin is a captured suburban mother imprisoned in a topsecret biological lab. The two women eventually join forces to stop an insidious plot involving Robin’s very mind. More heady fun than doing a year of New York Times crosswords. —J.M.

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NOI THE ALBINO

PARADISE

(Nói Albinói)

(Paradiset)

DENMARK/GERMANY/ICELAND/UK 2002 93 MINS

SWEDEN 2003 116 MINS

Fri Oct 3 SEQ1 7:15PM NOIT03S Mon Oct 6 RAF3 9:15PM NOIT06R

Wed Oct 8 SEQ2 6:45PM PARA08S Thu Oct 9 RAF3 9:30PM PARA09R

Director/Screenwriter Dagur Kári Petursson Producers Philippe Bober, Kim Magnusson, Skuli Fr. Malmquist, Thorir Snaer Cinematographer Rasmus Videbaek Editor Daniel Dencik Cast Tómas Lemarquis, Throstur Leo Gunnarsson, Elin Hansdóttir Print Source Palm Pictures

Director Colin Nutley Producers Colin Nutley, Poa Strömberg Screenwriters Colin Nutley, Johanna Hald Cinematographer Jens Fischer Editor Perry Schaffer Cast Helena Bergström, Niklas Hjulström, Örjan Ramberg, Reine Brynolfsson, Brasse Brännström Print Source Swedish Film Institute Helena Bergström’s powerhouse performance anchors this spellbinding psychological thriller. A prequel to Nutley’s Deadline (MVFF 2002), the swift story follows Annika (Bergström), an aspiring journalist with a troubled past and an uncertain future. When she launches an investigation into a foundation for abused women, Annika is drawn into a world of violence, deception and intense personal exploration. A dreamy, stylish film that balances fast-paced thrills with deep-rooted drama. —B.P. Director Filmography The Bomber (Sprängaren) 2001; Gossip 2000 (MVFF); Under the Sun (Under Solen) 1998; Such Is Life (Sånt är Livet) 1996; House of Angels—the Second Summer (Änglagård—Andra Sommaren) 1994; The Last Dance (Sista Dansen) 1993 (MVFF); House of Angels (Änglagård) 1992

Noi, a young albino living in the snow-swept outer reaches of Iceland, is drifting through his life like ice scudding across a frozen sea. After he’s expelled from school for rarely showing up (he sends a tape recorder in his place), Noi wanders into a local café and falls for the new waitress. When his fantasy of escaping with her to warmer climes butts against the unrelenting isolation of his small town, Noi the Albino takes an elegiac turn, soaring with translucent beauty. —A.J. Director Filmography Lost Weekend 1999

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PARADISE IS SOMEWHERE ELSE

PIECES OF APRIL

(Behesht Ja-Ye Digari Ast)

USA 2003 81 MINS

IRAN 2003 77 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 82 MINS

Sun Oct 5 RAF1 7:00PM PARS05R Tue Oct 7 SEQ1 9:30PM PARS07S Director/Screenwriter Abdolrassul Golbon Haghighi Producer Mohammad Hossein Haghighi Cinematographer Mohammad Davoudi Editor Hassan Hassandoost Cast Yar-Mohammad Damanipoor, JanMohammad Tajik, Fereshteh Sarabandi Print Source Cima Media Int’l This beautifully captured collision of rural and modern Iranian life is set in the desolate desert. It begins as a modest tale of teenage rebellion: 17-year-old Eidok longs only to abandon his family’s sheep herd and seek prosperity in the Emirates. The film then unfolds with increasing ethical complexity as Eidok negotiates the bonds of family, friendship and ancient custom and reaches an unexpected, heartbreaking final choice. —J.C. Shown with Homeland Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

Sat Oct 4 RAF1 7:15PM PIEC04R Mon Oct 6 SEQ1 7:15PM PIEC06S Director/Screenwriter Peter Hedges Producers John Lyons, Gary Winick, Alexis Alexanian Cinematographer Tami Reiker Editor Mark Livolsi Cast Katie Holmes, Patricia Clarkson, Oliver Platt, Derek Luke Print Source MGM/UA Holiday disaster flicks can be as excruciating as an actual Thanksgiving dinner—riddled with clichés that completely miss the horrible, compelling, unexpected ways real families fight, joke, love and sometimes reconcile. Peter Hedges, scribe of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and About a Boy, knows idiosyncratic familial dysfunction and gets it right, as does the mother-daughter tag team of Patricia Clarkson and Katie Holmes. At year’s end, this is the indie film everyone will be talking about. —J.C. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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PIGGIE

PRETEND

USA 2003 98 MINS

USA 2003 75 MINS

Sun Oct 5 SEQ1 6:45PM PIGG05S Tue Oct 7 RAF1 9:15PM PIGG07R

Sun Oct 5 RAF3 6:30PM PRET05R

Director Alison Bagnall Screenwriters Alison Bagnall, Savannah Haske Producer Alison Dickey Cinematographer Rufus Standefer Editor Cushla Dillon Cast Savannah Haske, Dean Wareham, Robert John Burke, John C. Reilly Print Source Alison Bagnall

Director/Editor Julie Talen Producers Ajae Clearway, Craig Robillard Cinematographer Samantha Schutz Cast Joan Jubett, Karl Herlinger, Danielle Fried, Nora Stewart, Marvin Gazzaniga, Derek Cecil Print Source Julie Talen

This psychological drama, about the romantic obsessions of damaged souls, fluctuates between dark humor and painful honesty. Real-life rock star Dean Wareham is Nile, a small-time grifter who treats pigtailed Fannie with increasing disdain. Co-writer Savannah Haske plays Fannie, an occasionally feral young woman who composes haunting country songs for herself as her fixation on Nile rages. Wareham and Dusty Trails’ gorgeous soundtrack underscores the tension. —R.P.

This powerful tale of a family’s fragmentation unfolds from multiple perspectives simultaneously, as each point of view appears in its own window on the screen. Two young sisters, Ellie and Sophie, decide to stage a crime in order to keep their parents together. The girls’ plot goes awry, and their dream of togetherness dissolves into a nightmare of alarming proportions. Fantasy, reality, memory and parallel action are all foregrounded in this highly innovative, emotionally-charged adult drama. —K.D.

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PRISONER OF PARADISE

PULLOUT

CANADA/UK 2002 96 MINS

USA 2003 69 MINS

Sat Oct 11 RAF2 6:45PM PRIS11R Sun Oct 12 RAF3 7:00PM PRIS12R

Sat Oct 4 RAF3 12:00PM PULL04R Mon Oct 6 RAF3 7:15PM PULL06R

Directors Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender Producer/Screenwriter Malcolm Clarke Editors Glenn Berman, Susan Shanks Cinematographer Michael Hammon Print Source Menemsha Entertainment

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Jyllian Gunther Producer Wren Arthur Cinematographers Ben Wolf, Essie Chambers Editors George O’Donnell, Rachel Goodlett Print Source Wonderful 6, Inc.

Kurt Gerron was a huge star in pre-World War II Germany, thoroughly dominating stage and screen—the song “Mac the Knife” was written for him, and he co-starred alongside Marlene Dietrich. Under Nazism, however, the Jewish actor-director was shipped off to the Nazi showpiece ghetto, Theriesenstadt, where he was given a terrible choice: make a Nazi propaganda film or be deported to Auschwitz. Wrenching interviews and remarkable archival footage bring the crushing sham of Theriesenstadt and Gerron’s predicament into sharp focus. —A.J.

Agonizing over the demise of a relationship is a universal pastime. But who bothers to revisit old flames to ask what went awry? At age 35, filmmaker Jyllian Gunther submits herself for frank analysis by six men, including her father, who speak with alarming candor about her libido and its discontents. On a cross-country emotional journey from New York to San Francisco, where three of her exes now reside, Gunther travels a bumpy road to self-discovery. —R.P. Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

Selected Director Filmography – Malcolm Clarke Chasing Holden 2001; Voices 1995; Surviving Salvation 1992; You Don’t Have to Die 1988; Soldiers in Hiding 1985

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QUATTRO NOZA

THE RETURN

USA 2003 95 MINS

(Vozvraschenie) RUSSIA 2003 105 MINS

Fri Oct 3 RAF3 9:15PM QUAT03R Sat Oct 11 RAF3 9:00PM QUAT11R

Wed Oct 8 SEQ2 9:00PM RETU08S

Director Joey Curtis Producer Fredric King Screenwriters Joey Curtis, Albert Hernandez Cinematographer Derek Cianfrance Editors Joey Curtis, Jim Helton Cast Robert Beaumont, Brihanna Hernandez, Victor Larios Print Source Fountainhead Films

Director Andrey Zvagintsev Producer Dmitry Lesnevsky Screenwriters Vladimir Moiseenko, Alexander Novototsky Cinematographer Mikhail Kritchman Editor Vladimir Mogilevsky Cast Ivan Dobronravov, Vladimir Garin, Konstantin Lavronenko, Natalia Vdovina Print Source Ren Film

Set in Southern California’s illegal street-racing scene, Joey Curtis’ debut feature is a visual stunner about the love triangle between streetwise player Chato, sensitive street racer Derek and young beauty Noza. Recasting classic tragedy in contemporary terms, Curtis audaciously blends Shakespearean melodrama with Latino culture and 2 Fast 2 Furious. With an urgency that feels raw and real, Quattro Noza transforms the streets of Los Angeles into a swirling kaleidoscope of brake lights, fireworks and pure emotion and energy. —D.J.

Part Oedipal nightmare, this mythic tale is set in the contemporary North Lakes region of Russia where skies are vast, rain showers are frequent and small islands dot huge inland waters. Vanya and Aleksie are shocked one day to find that their father, missing for 10 years, has abruptly come home to their beautiful young mother. Brutish, but with a subtle mind, he takes them on a fishing trip with mysterious cross purposes left for us to imagine in our own dreams. —J.M.

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Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

SHATTERED GLASS

THE SINGING DETECTIVE

USA 2003 90 MINS

USA 2003 109 MINS

Fri Oct 3 SEQ2 6:45PM SHAT03S Sat Oct 4 SEQ2 1:00PM SHAT04S

Sat Oct 4 SEQ2 6:15PM SING04S Sun Oct 5 SEQ2 9:15PM SING05S

Director/Screenwriter Billy Ray Producers Craig Baumgarten, Tove Christiansen, Gaye Hirsch, Adam Merims Cinematographer Mandy Walker Editor Jeffrey Ford Cast Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zahn Print Source Lions Gate Films

Director Keith Gordon Screenwriter Dennis Potter Cinematographer Tom Richmond Producers Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey, Steven Haft Editor Jeff Wishengrad Cast Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Adrian Brody, Katie Holmes Print Source Icon Entertainment International

This fascinating exploration of journalistic ethics and the power of personality covers the real rise and fall of notorious journalist Stephen Glass. In the ’90s, this 20-something magazine writer rocked the lives of writers, editors and readers when it was discovered he had fabricated more than half the stories he published. With deft direction and a charismatic cast led by Hayden Christensen and Chloë Sevigny, this thoughtprovoking fable about contemporary media perfectly re-creates the scandal’s excitement and confusion. —B.P.

In this film version of the late Dennis Potter’s iconic TV series, Robert Downey Jr. uses his wondrously expressive lips to burrow deeply into the central figure of frustrated pulp writer Dan Dark. Drugged to dull the pain of a horrible skin disease, Dark hallucinates his newest screenplay from a hospital bed. Downey plays both the curmudgeonly Dark and his tuneful, Bogey-like alter ego in a Potter script that deliriously mixes paranoia, musical numbers and redemption. With Robin Wright Penn and Mel Gibson. —A.J.

Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

Director Filmography Waking the Dead 2000; Mother Night 1996 (MVFF); A Midnight Clear 1992; The Chocolate War 1988

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SNICKER DOODLES

SOMEONE LIKE HODDER

CANADA/DENMARK/GERMANY/LATVIA/THE NETHERLANDS/ UK/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 80 MINS In various languages with English subtitles read aloud

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Sat Oct 11 SEQ1 11:00AM SNIC11S

Sun Oct 5 SEQ2 2:15PM SOME05S

Three girls in tutus and a herd of mischievous moose are all aboard on this international tour of toons:

Director Henrik Ruben Genz Producer Tina Dalhoff Screenwriter Bo hr. Hansen Cinematographer Bo Tengberg Editor Miriam Nørgaard Cast Frederik Christian Johansen, Lars Brygmann, Birthe Neumann, Anders Lunden Kjeldsen Print Source Nordisk Film Int.

A Work in Progress, W. Ball Nonsense Poems, F. Talenti Hamlet, A. Rose Stokebird: The Invention, W. van Reek Albie: Quick on the Draw, F. Vose François le Vaillant, C. P. Garcia Trim Time, G. Alkabetz Ballerina, K. Platoú, V. Saunders Firefly, D. Ridúze The Elephant and the Snail, C. Moesker

DENMARK 2003 80 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 88 MINS In Danish with English subtitles read aloud

Hodder’s companionship with his single dad masks their shared loneliness. One night, a fairy appears and insists Hodder has been chosen to save the world. Was it a dream? His fairy tale does little to win friends among his bullying classmates, but the expedition he plans to a far-off land changes everything. Based on the novel by Bjarne Reuters, Hodder’s journey toward truth and friendship concludes in a starburst of joy. Ages 8+ —D.Q. Shown with Kids Play Outside

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SOPHIATOWN

SPIN

UK/IRELAND/SOUTH AFRICA 2003 82 MINS

USA 2003 110 MINS

Sat Oct 11 SEQ1 7:00PM SOPH11S Sun Oct 12 RAF1 11:30AM SOPH12R

Sat Oct 11 RAF1 6:30PM SPIN11R Sun Oct 12 SEQ2 7:15PM SPIN12S

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Pascale Lamche Cinematographer Dominic Black Editor Catherine Meyburgh Print Source Little Bird

Director James Redford Producers Donald Everett Axinn, Elaine Rogers Screenwriters Donald Everett Axinn, James Redford Cinematographer Paul Ryan Editor Nick Smith Cast Stanley Tucci, Dana Delany, Ruben Blades, Ryan Merriman, Paula Garces Print Source Spin Prods LLC

Sophiatown gathers legendary musicians like Dolly Rathebe, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba for a celebration of the power of music. Interspersing vintage clips with contemporary visuals and vibrant concert footage, the film also pays homage to the South African township that was an island of integration in a sea of apartheid until it was brutally torn down by the white government in 1955. —J.C. Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

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Eddie is a troubled teenage orphan left by his adoptive uncle (Stanley Tucci) on the family ranch with a pair of benevolent caretakers (Ruben Blades and Dana Delaney). Longing to follow the path of his pilot father, he slowly finds his wings. Based on the novel by Donald Everett Axinn, this moving tale set in the stunning Southwest desert of the 1950s crosses borders and cultures to reunite families and forge new ones. —M.A.S. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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THE SPIRIT OF ANNIE MAE

SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN

CANADA 2002 73 MINS

(Xiao Cheng Zhi Chun) CHINA/FRANCE/HONG KONG 2002 116 MINS

Wed Oct 8 RAF3 7:15PM ANNI08R Sat Oct 11 RAF2 4:15PM ANNI11R Director Catherine Anne Martin Producer Kent Martin Cinematographer Kent Nason Editor Angela Baker Print Source National Film Board of Canada Annie Mae Pictou Aquash dedicated most of her short adult life to the American Indian Movement. Traveling in the same circles as First Nations leaders like Dennis Banks, Annie Mae participated in protests and actions to bring justice to native citizens. When the FBI infiltrated AIM, paranoia began to overtake the organization and Annie Mae was mysteriously murdered. This compelling posthumous portrait provides a rare glimpse into the movement and into an inspiring life of activism and strength. —C.L. Director Filmography Spirit Wind 2000

Fri Oct 3 RAF2 6:45PM SPRI03R Mon Oct 6 SEQ2 6:45PM SPRI06S Director Tian Zhuangzhuang Producers Li Xiaowan, Bill Kong, Ting Yatming Screenwriter Ah Cheng Cinematographer Mark Lee Pingbin Editor Xu Jianping Cast Xin Baiqing, Wu Jun, Hu Jingfan, Ye Xiaokeng, Lu Sisi Print Source Fortissimo Films A doctor visiting a former colleague rekindles a passion for an old flame —who is married to his longtime acquaintance. They resist their stillsmoldering attraction until a celebratory drinking game fans the embers of desire, with tragic results. China’s pioneering Fifth Generation director Tian Zhuangzhuang returns to filmmaking after a 10-year absence with this gorgeous, spellbinding tale of illicit passion and betrayal in the postwar provinces. As ethereal as an Ozu masterpiece. —D.F. Director Filmography The Blue Kite 1993; The Last Eunuch 1991; The Horse Thief 1986; Jiuyue 1984

THE STAR DREAMER

THE STROLL

DENMARK 2002 54 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 81 MINS

(Progulka) RUSSIA 2003 90 MINS

Wed Oct 8 SEQ1 9:30PM STAR08S Directors/Screenwriters Sonja Vesterholt, Mads Baastrup Producer Sonja Vesterholt Cinematographer Sergey Dubrovsky Editors Jeff McBride, Mahi Rahgozar Print Source Danish Film Institute Long before Kubrick ventured into space, visionary Russian director Pavel Klushantsev melded scientific accuracy with a soaring imagination to create breathtaking sets and groundbreaking effects for sci-fi epics like Road to the Stars (1957). Alas, he was dismissed from the movie industry in 1972 and pushed into obscurity—until Oscar-winning visual F/X supervisor Robert Skotak (Aliens) tracked him down in 1990. This portrait of a solitary, principled pioneer is abundantly illustrated with Klushantsev’s deft, charming work. —M.F. Shown with Embryo (Mike Goedecke, USA 2003 27 mins) Selected Director Filmography – Sonja Vesterholt On Bike to China 2001; Russian Avant-Garde 1999; A Toast for Papa 1995; By God’s Will—Voices From Gaza 1995

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SUNSET STORY

SYLVIA

USA 2003 73 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 95 MINS

USA 2003 103 MINS

Sun Oct 12 SEQ1 2:30PM SUNS12S

Fri Oct 3 RAF1 7:00PM SYLV03R Sat Oct 11 SEQ2 6:45PM SYLV11S

Director Laura Gabbert Producers Laura Gabbert, Caroline Libresco Cinematographer Shana Hagan Editor William Haugse, ACE Print Source Gabbert/Libresco Productions Lucille and Irja get out the vote, protest HMOs, hang “Free Mumia” signs and banter about sexuality, religion and politics. They could be idealistic college dorm-mates—except that they’re neighbors at Sunset Hall, a retirement home for “free-thinking elderly.” This heartfelt film gives a rare glimpse into the often-invisible lives of old folks, as these feisty seniors, respectively aged 95 and 81, balance friendship, aging and loss while maintaining their commitment to social awareness. —D.Q. Shown with Seniors for Peace (David L. Brown, USA 2003 22 mins)

Director Christine Jeffs Producers Alison Owen, Thomas Neris Screenwriter John Brownlow Cinematographer John Toon Editor Tariq Anwar Cast Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Blythe Danner, Amira Casar, Jared Harris, Lucy Davenport, Michael Gambon Print Source Focus Features Sylvia is sure to elicit strong emotions, much like Sylvia Plath herself, whose brutally honest poetry continues to inspire uncompromising devotion. Her very exposed life, which ended in suicide at age 30, was an often raw struggle with depression. The film focuses on Plath’s romance with and rocky marriage to English poet Ted Hughes (Daniel Craig), but it’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s show: Her astonishing performance as this brilliant, troubled artist is a highlight of her career. —J.C.

Director Filmography The Healers of 400 Parnassus 1997 (MVFF) Director Filmography Rain 2001

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THE TENTH SUMMER (Der Zehnte Sommer) GERMANY 2003 98 MINS In German with English subtitles read aloud

TOM DOWD & THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC USA 2003 90 MINS

Mon Oct 6 SEQ1 9:15PM TOMD06S Wed Oct 8 RAF2 4:30PM TENT08R Sat Oct 11 SEQ2 2:30PM TENT11S Director Jörg Grünler Producers Elke Ried, Imogen Nabel Screenwriter Dieter Bongartz Cinematographer Daniel Koppelkamm Editors Jörg Baumeister, Ulrike Leipold Cast Martin Stührk, Erika Marozsán, Katharina Böhm, Kai Wiesinger Print Source Media Luna Entertainment This glorious ode to preadolescence celebrates the ninth birthday and the greatest summer in the life of Kalli, a tenderhearted boy whose vivid imagination and passionate feelings get him into all kinds of trouble. The film glows with the nostalgia of small-town life in 1960, before Game Boys and Instant Messaging, when your neighborhood could be your kingdom filled with mystery, adventure, heartbreak, joy—and a secret pet monkey to liven things up. Ages 7+ —D.Q.

Director Mark Moormann Producers Scott L. Gordon, Mark Hunt Editors Mark Moormann, Tino Wohlwend Cinematographer Patrick Longman Print Source Palm Pictures It’s hard to imagine American pop music without Tom Dowd. Before his death last year, Dowd compiled an impressive résumé as a studio whiz and producer. During his 50 years with Atlantic Records, he worked with rock and jazz greats such as Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers, to name a few. This insightful portrait shows Dowd as a big-hearted father figure and a remarkable artist who left a rich legacy of sound. —G.C. Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

Director Filmography Antonia Between Love and Power 2001

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TOONING IN: THE ANIMATION PROGRAM AUSTRALIA/JAPAN/LUXEMBOURG/SCOTLAND/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 75 MINS

TRUE TALES OF TWEEN TALENT DENMARK/FINLAND/NETHERLANDS TOTAL PROGRAM 82 MINS In Finnish, Dutch and Danish with English subtitles

Sun Oct 12 SEQ1 12:30PM TRUE12S Sat Oct 11 SEQ1 5:00PM TOON11S Roof Sex, PES SW 2.5: The Pitch Wars, A. J. Towne Double Fiesta, A. Bonney Aunt Luisa, T. Miller, P. Taylor Tragedy in One Act, D. Daly The Spirit of Gravity, V. Bellomo, D. Pace KATE the Planet, W. Mishima The Witches, E. Hobbs Displacement, C. Perry Rattle, E. Chen Mike’s New Car, R. Gould, P. Docter Let Go, W. Gilbert Fast Film, V. Widrich

TUPPERWARE!

All children have special gifts, and these real-life whiz kids are no exception. A 10-year-old cellist in Essi Haukkamaa’s Cello Boy balances his musical ambition against his love for football. In Meral Uslu’s Chess King Ali, an Iranian immigrant boy in Holland is caught between his chess skill and refugee status. Annette Mari Olsen’s When Mum and Dad Are Clowns features a young Russian whose acrobatics and comic antics make him a circus star. Ages 8+ —J.P.

VALLEY OF TEARS

USA 2003 62 MINS

USA 2003 80 MINS

Sun Oct 5 SEQ1 1:15PM TUPP05S Sun Oct 12 SEQ1 5:15PM TUPP12S

Wed Oct 8 RAF3 9:00PM VALL08R Sun Oct 12 RAF3 12:15PM VALL12R

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Laurie Kahn-Leavitt Cinematographer Peter Stein Editor William A. Anderson Print Source Blueberry Hill Productions

Director/Producer/Cinematographer Hart Perry Screenwriter Juan Gonzales Print Source Seventh Art Releasing

Every 2.5 seconds, another Tupperware party is held somewhere in the world. Coming in all shapes, sizes and colors and bringing joy to housewives everywhere, the miraculous polystyrene brainchild of inventor Earl Tupper was also a boon to a burgeoning women’s workforce. This astounding tale of grit, pluck and door-to-door determination blows the lid off the Tupperware myth, charting the stellar rise and tragic fall of marketing maven Brownie Wise. Keeping it fresh since 1954, the Tupperware tale is anything but stale. —C.K.

In 1979, migrant farm workers in Raymondville, Texas, went on strike to demand fair wages for backbreaking labor. Their resistance set in motion a chain of events that spread from the onion fields to the streets to the schools to the DA’s office, presenting an ongoing challenge to the local status quo. Looking back at the strike’s triumphs and failures, union leaders and members of the town’s white establishment reflect on how far we’ve come, yet how far we have to go. —C.L. Director Filmography Feature Documentary Debut

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VIDIOT’S DELIGHT

WE ARE HERE TOGETHER

USA/CANADA/FRANCE TOTAL PROGRAM 90 MINS

USA 2003 65 MINS TOTAL PROGRAM 70 MINS

Sat Oct 4 RAF3 6:45PM VIDI04R Sat Oct 11 RAF3 11:30AM VIDI11R

Thu Oct 9 RAF3 7:30PM WEAR09R Sun Oct 12 RAF3 2:00PM WEAR12R

Funny, moving and memorable moments to elongate the short attention span:

Director Karina Epperlein Producers/Cinematographers Karina Epperlein, John Knoop Editor Nila Bogue Print Source Transit 2000

The Dive, K. Simon Native Tongue, C. Johnson Last Free Exit, S. Selvarajan “Like, Totally…”, D. Drasin The Art of Nothing, J. Wattenbarger The Courtship, C. Fagin Tom Hits His Head, T. Putnam Water Seeking Its Level, L. Pierce alexia: Metaphor and Word-Blindness, T. T. Kim-Trang Terminal, T. White-Sobieski Ten Year Old Dog, L. Stogner

From first-day jitters to the triumph of graduation, this emotionally charged film chronicles the turbulent beginnings of the country’s only youth-initiated charter high school. A staff of passionate teachers assists the students of this fledging school in Alameda as they undergo the arduous process of building a unique community. Buffeted as they are by difficulties, the teens emerge empowered as they realize their ability to transform themselves, their education and the world around them. —N.I. Shown with The Lockers (Samantha Yu, USA 2003 5 mins)

WESTON WOODS: CHEERS TO 50 YEARS AND WORLD PREMIERES!

Director Filmography I Will Not be Sad in This World 2001; Voices From the Inside 1996

WHAT ALICE FOUND USA 2003 95 MINS

USA TOTAL PROGRAM 81 MINS

Sun Oct 5 SEQ1 11:00AM WEST05S Paying tribute to Weston Woods Studios’ half-century of award-winning film adaptations of children’s picture books, we present these justcompleted titles: Come on, Rain! L. Corra The Teacher From the Black Lagoon, M. Albrecht Bark, George, G. Deitch Giggle, Giggle, Quack, M. Albrecht Dem Bones, G. McGivney Chato and the Party Animals, K. Tercek Snowflake Bentley, P.R. Gagne, S. Kerruish, M. Reilly Dot the Fire Dog, L. Corra

Sat Oct 4 RAF2 4:00PM WHAT04R Mon Oct 6 RAF2 9:00PM WHAT06R Director/Screenwriter Dean Bell Producer/Cinematographer Richard Connors Editor Chris Houghton Cast Judith Ivey, Emily Grace, Bill Raymond Print Source Factory Films After her car breaks down, Alice is picked up by Sandra and Bill, a friendly retired couple motor-homing through the East. But as the road trip rolls on, Alice starts to wonder if Sandra and Bill are really good Samaritans—or con artists with ulterior motives. Fueled with emotionally searing performances by Judith Ivey (Sandra) and Emily Grace (Alice), the film cleverly illustrates the fragile nature of trust and the power of decisions in molding our destiny. —N.I. Director Filmography Feature Film Debut

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WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF

WOMEN ON THE VERGE

DENMARK/UK 2002 106 MINS

USA TOTAL PROGRAM 88 MINS

Sat Oct 11 SEQ2 9:15PM WILB11S Sun Oct 12 RAF1 4:30PM WILB12R

Sat Oct 4 SEQ1 12:00PM WOME04S Sun Oct 5 RAF2 6:15PM WOME05R

Director Lone Scherfig Producer Sisse Graum Olsen Screenwriters Anders Thomas Jensen, Lone Scherfig Cinematographer Jørgen Johansson Editor Gerd Tjur Cast Jamie Sives, Adrian Rawlins, Shirley Henderson, Lisa McKinlay, Mads Mikkelsen Print Source ThinkFilm Inc.

Poetic, profound and just plain funny—don’t miss the chance to see the diverse visions of this emerging quintet in the next wave of American female filmmaking:

From the director of Italian for Beginners comes this charming dark comedy about love, death and insanity. Despite the support of his brother, a sweet Glasgow bookshop owner, the cynical Wilbur finds little to live for. But when an angelic single mother wanders into the family bookstore, the brothers’ lives take surprising and profound turns. With colorful characters, biting humor and understated sweetness, this film resonates with realistic emotional intensity. —B.P.

D.E.B.S., A. Robinson Hunger, J. Perchalla Sound of a Voice, S. Hoffman Shine on Me, A. Cervino Family Tree, V. Jenson

Director Filmography Italian for Beginners 2000; On Our Own (Når Mor Kommer Hjem) 1998; The Birthday Trip (Kaj’s Fødselsdag) 1990

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YOUTH OR DARE AUSTRALIA/USA TOTAL PROGRAM 82 MINS

Sat Oct 11 RAF1 11:00AM YOUT11R This year’s offering of youth filmmaking includes: Chasing Myself, J. Shapiro 5 Cent Dime, M. Landman The Empty Suit-Case, B. Prusiner The Art of Tattoo, T. Loeurn Circus, T. Murray One Minute, Please, SF Art & Film Vows, A. Djordjevic Not Another Jewish Movie, New Jewish Film Project Water; A Source of Life and Death, J.P. Puno Why Don’t We Go Watch Some Movies in the Road, L. Southern

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—CONTRIBUTING WRITERS— Desiree Buford Greg Cahill Jeff Campbell Karen Davis Zoë Elton David Fear Michael Fox Nora Isaacs Arne Johnson Doug Jones Carleton Kirkham

Carrie Lozano Peter Moore John Morrison Joanne Parsont Rosemary Pepper Brendan Peterson Richard O. Peterson Deanna Quinones Jason Sanders Molli Amara Simon Nick Tangborn

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An evening with just one Hitch… Alfred Hitchcock’s

THE 39 STEPS Author

Patrick McGilligan in conversation with

Terrance Gelenter Monday, October 13, 7:00

Patrick McGilligan, acclaimed biographer of important filmmakers such as George Cukor and Fritz Lang, will speak about Alfred Hitchcock with Bay Area critic Terrance Gelenter, prior to a screening of the classic thriller The 39 Steps. Following the film, McGilligan will sign copies of his long-awaited book, Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light, available for sale at the theater. The 39 Steps is the 1935 masterpiece from Hitchcock’s British period and the film that served as the model for several of the master’s subsequent romantic thrillers. Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll star in this brisk and witty adaptation of John Buchan’s novel. Film 89 min.

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El Bonaerense Menemsha Entertainment 310.712.3720 310.277.6602 Eldra S4C +662.920.761.688 +662.920.761.371 gwydion.griffiths@s4c.co.uk www.s6c.co.au The Elephant and the Snail Phanta Vision Film International +31.20.626.0255 +31.20.638.7756 aubrey@phantavision.com www.phantavision.com Embryo Belief 310.998.0099 310.998.0066 roberts@belief.com www.belief.com The Empty Suit-Case Ben Prusiner 415.457.3297 inkblotpictures@yahoo.com

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Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas When In Doubt Productions 203.777.1690 203.777.1698 whenindoubtproductions @yahoo.com www.everychildisbornapoet.com Family Tree Spanakopita Films 818.695.3523 vickyjenson@mac.com A Family Undertaking Fanlight Productions 617.469.4999 617.469.3379 kelli@fanlight.com www.fanlight.com Fast Film Sixpack Film Americas amovie@earthlink.net Feetsteps Scottish Screen +44.141.302.1756 +44.141.302.1711 distribution@scottishscreen.com www.scottishscreen.com FireDancer Petunia Productions LLC. 212.973.1337 RQCPetunia@hotmail.com Firefly Film Studio “AB” +371.752.0770 +371.754.2939 ab.studija@bkc.lv The Flower of Evil Palm Pictures 212.320.3600 212.320.3609 www.palmpictures.com François le Vaillant National Film Board of Canada 212.629.8890 212.629.8502 j.sirabella@nfb.ca www.nfb.ca Ghostlight Cowboy Pictures 212.925.7800 212.965.5655 info@cowboypictures.com www.cowboypictures.com Giggle, Giggle, Quack Weston Woods Studios 203.845.0197 203.845.0498 LCorra@scholastic.com www.scholastic.com/westonwoods Gipsy CMI (Cima Media International) +98.21.2548032 +98.21.2551914 cmi@dpimail.net Girl With a Pearl Earring Lions Gate Films 310.314.2000 310.392.0252 www.lionsgatefilms.com Greendale Shakey Pictures c/o Look Out Mgt. 310.319.1331 310.319.5331 info@lookoutmgmt.com www.neilyoung.com

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The Guardian Spirit of the House National Film Development Corporation +91.22.2497.3364 +91.22.2496.0694 info@nfdcnet.co.in www.nfdcindia.com

I Want a Dog National Film Board of Canada 212.629.8890 212.629.8502 j.sirabella@nfb.ca www.nfb.ca

Guguletu Ballet Filmmakers Library 800.555.9815 andy@filmmakers.com www.filmmakers.com

In Smog and Thunder Sean Meredith 818.545.1577 310.264.4682 sean@cutterfilms.com www.insmogandthunder.com

Hamlet Anya Rose 215.514.3745 845.752.4116 tobearose@aol.com

The Island Pasquino Distribuzione +39.06.6889.1430 +39.06.6819.3115 info@gruppopasquino.com www.lisolafilm.com

Happy Peppy Sparky Doggy Flappingbird Productions 617.824.8867 617.824.8803 robert_todd@emerson.edu www.roberttoddfilms.com Hayflower and Quiltshoe The Finnish Film Foundation +358.9.6220.300 +358.9.6220.3050 ses@ses.fi The Hit A.F.T.R.S. +61.2.9805.6455 +61.2.9805.6563 ruths@aftrs.edu.au www.aftrs.edu.au Homeland Jacob Bricca 203.782.9534 203.782.9534 jbricca@wesleyan.edu Houdini’s Hound Norwegian Film Institute +42.22.47.45.00 +47.22.47.45.57 torils@nfi.no www.nfi.no House Hunting Pamplona Pictures 310.471.6525 310.471.6452 rewrighter@aol.com House of Hearts Danish Film Institute +45.33.74.34.00 +45.33.74.34.45 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk Hunger FSU Film School 850.645.4840 850.644.2626 kbarber@filmschool.fsu.edu www.filmschool.fsu.edu I Am David Artisan Entertainment 310.449.9200 www.artisanent.com I Remember . . . Tales from Greenland Danish Film Institute +45.33.74.34.00 +45.33.74.34.45 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk I Used to Be a Filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt 415.641.8220 415.641.8220 jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com

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Mrs. Meitlemeihr Rose Hackney Barber +44.207.439.6697 +44.207.434.4102 rob@rosehackneybarber.com

A Lesson Olga Rozanova +44.797.753.8737 Rozanova@aol.com Let Go Anamie, Inc. 415.472.6519 wayne@anamie.com

Murmuring Sound of Running Water Kourosh Taheri kouroshtaheri@37.com

“Like, Totally . . .” Daniel Drasin 415.596.5656 415.461.9730 Ddrasin@aol.com The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun California Newsreel 415.284.7800 415.284.7801 contact@newsreel.org www.newsreel.org Lock Picking Scott Kirby +49.30.7899.2649 scokirby@hotmail.com The Lockers SF Art & Film 415.864.2026 rchase@chaseartfilm.com www.chaseartfilm.com/filmworkshop Los Zafiros—Music From the Edge of Time Productions A-Propos 323.350.4701 323.874.0206 dana@loszafirosfilm.com www.loszafirosfilm.com Love’s Labourer A.F.T.R.S. +61.2.9805.6455 +61.2.9805.6563 ruths@aftrs.edu.au www.aftrs.edu.au

My First Miracle Jost Hering Film Productions +49.30.21.75.68.56 +49.30.21.75.68.58 josthering@aol.com My Josephine FSU Film School 850.645.4840 850.644.2626 kbarber@filmschool.fsu.edu www.filmschool.fsu.edu My Life Without Me Sony Pictures Classics www.sonypictures.com/classics/ Nate Dogg Damage Films 518.581.7586 518.584.2093 sthomasj@nycap.rr.com Native Tongue Aquasoul Studios 831.915.0025 christofunk66@hotmail.com Nightingale in a Music Box Rebus Productions Inc. 312.951.0259 hurtmcdermott@excite.com

Lovers and Leavers The Finnish Film Foundation +358.9.6220.300 +358.9.6220.3050 ses@ses.fi www.ses.fi

No Angels in the Outfield LWP, Inc. 415.383.4942 415.383.9553 larry@lwp.com www.lwp.com

Madame Brouette Productions La Fête 514.848.0417 514.848.0064 hgauthier@lafete.com www.lafete.com

Nocturno NaokoSasaki 604.507.0739 naoko88@dccnet.com Noi the Albino Palm Pictures 212.320.3600 212.320.3609 www.palmpictures.com

The Klarsfelds Di-Zahav +33.1.4359.6000 +33.1.4225.1757 ecitroen@aol.com

The Magic of Fellini Seventh Art Releasing 323.845.1455 323.845.4717 liz@7thart.com www.7thart.com

Kosher FSU Film School 850.645.4840 850.644.2626 kbarber@filmschool.fsu.edu www.filmschool.fsu.edu

Melvin Goes to Dinner Le Foole Inc. 323.960.4036 323.960.4037 virginiavano@earthlink.net

La Toiletta Applied Nonsense Productions 203.438.4521 203.894.8701 appliednonsense@snet.net

The Meter Maid Justin Warias 609.730.0423 609.730.0164 warjst@aol.com

Language Lessons Video Data Bank 312.345.3550 312.541.8073 info@vdb.org www.vdb.org

Mike’s New Car Pixar Animation Studios 510.752.3589 510.752.3800 jsalter@pixar.com

Last Free Exit Burnwhite Media 817.360.8478 sai@burnwhite.com www.burnwhite.com

My Architect New Yorker Films 212.645.4600 212.645.5445 www.newyorkerfilms.com

Modern Times Kino International 212.629.6880 212.714.0871 contact@kino.com www.kino.com

Non-Disclosure Pham Productions 212.595.2281 mtulsa@aol.com Nonsense Poems Ambix 919.942.4681 talenti@email.unc.edu Not Another Jewish Movie New Jewish Film Project c/o Citizen Film 415.206.1235 415.206.1329 sam@citizenfilm.org www.NJFP.org Off the Map Manhattan Pictures International www.manhattanpics.com One Minute, Please SF Art & Film 415.864.2026 rchase@chaseartfilm.com www.chaseartfilm.com

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Out of Time MGM 310.449.3802 310.449.3068 www.mgm.com Painless A.F.T.R.S. +61.2.9805.6455 +61.2.9805.6563 ruths@aftrs.edu.au www.aftrs.edu.au Paradise Swedish Film Institute gunnar.almer@sfi.se www.sfi.se Paradise Is Somewhere Else CMI (Cima Media International) +98.21.2548032 +98.21.2551914 cmi@dpimail.net The Perpetual Life of Jim Albers Matt Goldman mattgoldman@brokefilms.com Pie Chi Christopher Grant 212.677.9374 cgdb@earthlink.net Pieces of April United Artists 310.449.3000 www.unitedartists.com Piggie Alison Bagnall 718.287.7883 718.287.6804 rstandefer@attglobal.net Pretend Hot Butter Thru Knife 917.309.8935 212.343.0064 jtalen@nyc.rr.com Prisoner of Paradise Menemsha Entertainment 310.712.3720 310.277.6602 Pullout Wonderful 6, Inc. 212.592.0795 212.966.4653 contact@thepulloutmovie.com www.thepulloutmovie.com Qeng: Guiding the Soul Her Moving Pictures 818.585.1902 soua@hermovingpictures.com www.hermovingpictures.com Quattro Noza Fountainhead Films 212.620.3092 212.691.3054 fking@fountainheadnyc.com www.quattronoza.com Rapid Guy Movement ScriptJock Films 626.683.9660 626.796.8984 glenn@scriptjockfilms.com www.scriptjockfilms.com Rattle Alison Hirose University of Southern California 213.740.4432 213.740.5226 ahirose@cinema.usc.edu

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The Restless Imperfect Alexander Behse +49.22.5595.3301 alexander_behse@yahoo.com.au The Return Intercinema-Art Agency +7.095.255.9052 +7.095.255.9053 intercin@online.ru www.intercinema.ru The Romany Mirror (YLE) Finnish Broadcasting Company +358.9.480.2403 +358.9.143.313 monica.bergman@yle.fi www.yle.fi Roof Sex PES 917.589.2539 sarah@theamazingone.com www.eatPES.com The Rotting Woman Michael Mountjouris +61.03.9481.4151 +61.03.9481.4151 joelbrains@hotmail.com Seniors for Peace DLB Productions 415.468.7469 415.468.3269 docmaker1@aol.com Shattered Glass Lions Gate Films 310.314.2000 310.392.0252 www.lionsgatefilms.com Shine on Me Alison Hirose University of Southern California 213.740.4432 ahirose@cinema.usc.edu Si-Guériki, the Queen Mother California Newsreel 415.284.7800 415.284.7801 contact@newsreel.org www.newsreel.org Side Show Spectator Films 310.497.9184 818.763.9310 akfilms@aol.com The Singing Detective Paramount Classics 323.956.2000 323.862.2151 www.paramountclassics.com Smith A.F.T.R.S +61.2.9805.6455 +61.2.9805.6563 ruths@aftrs.edu.au www.aftrs.edu.au Sniffer Pacific Film and Television Commision +61.7.3224.4114 +61.7.3224.6717 kkennedy@pftc.com.au www.pftc.com.au Snowflake Bentley Weston Woods Studios 203.845.0197 203.845.0498 LCorra@scholastic.com www.scholastic.com/ westonwoods

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Someone Like Hodder Danish Film Institute +45.33.74.34.00 +45.33.74.34.45 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk Sophiatown Little Bird +353.613.1710 +353.662.4647 karen.omalley@littlebird.ie www.littlebird.ie Sound of a Voice Abeng Productions 415.647.3305 hoffman@sfsu.edu Source d’Histoire Luna Productions diffusion@lunaprod.com Spin Spin Productions LLC 516.333.8500 ext. 202 516.997.5403 axinnplane@aol.com www.donaxinn.com The Spirit of Annie Mae National Film Board of Canada 212.629.8890 212.629.8502 j.sirabella@nfb.ca www.nfb.ca Spirit of Gravity Thrillionaire Productions 650.323.1217 650.559.9392 vbellomo@batnet.com www.thespiritofgravity.com Springtime in a Small Town Palm Pictures 212.320.3600 212.320.3609 www.palmpictures.com The Star Dreamer Danish Film Institute +45.33.74.34.00 +45.33.74.34.45 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk The Station Agent Miramax Films 212.941.3800 212.625.5123 www.miramax.com Stokebird: The Invention NPB Sales +31.35.6773760 +31.35.6775318 kaisa.knek@anroep.nl The Stroll Film Studio Rock +95.0229.00477 rock@gagarinclub.ru www.studio-rock.ru

SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) Anthony & Associates 212.765.3828 212.765.3870 caroony@earthlink.net

Unit #52 Tony Krawitz +61.2.9130.2593 +61.2.9130.2593 tkrawitz@primus.com.au

Swapped Constantine Sherlock +44.20.7226.7277 +44.20.7226.9563 gemma@constantinesherlock.com

Valley of Tears Seventh Art Releasing 323.845.1455 323.845.4717 liz@7thart.com www.7thart.com

Sylvia Focus Features 212.539.4000 212.539.4099 www.focusfeatures.com

The Vest Door to Door Films 310.922.6719 310.306.0299 pgutrecht@doortodoorfilms.com www.doortodoorfilms.com

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon Weston Woods Studios 203.845.0197 203.845.0498 LCorra@sholastic.com www.scholastic.com/ westonwoods Ten Year Old Dog Linda Stogner 214.740.9265 214.754.0635 lstogner@kera.org The Tenth Summer Media Luna Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG +49.221.139.2222 +49.221.139.2224 info@medialunaentertainment.de www.medialuna-entertainment.de Terminal Savva Inc. 212.877.3330 212.877.3330 mail@savvagallery.com That Old One Scottish Screen +44.141.302.1756 +44.141.302.1711 distribution@scottishscreen.com www.scottishscreen.com Thicker Than Water Danielle Montalbano 516.967.8924 pac11217@yahoo.com Tom Dowd & the Language of Music Language of Music Films 954.967.8464 954.967.8609 afterhoursfl@mindspring.com www.tomdowd.com

Violet Lives Upstairs Gabrielle Jones +61.7.3891.9016 +61.7.3392.2314 gabriellejones@optusnet.com.au Vows Ana Djordjevic +61.7.3374.0678 montmoritz@bigpond.com Waiting for Valdez Roots & Associates Films +2.258.5000 +2.258.5090 dumid@iafrica.com Water; A Source of Life and Death Jon Paul A. Puno 415. 585.2131 jonpauljmj@aol.com Water Seeking Its Level Leighton Pierce 319.621.6714 We Are Here Together Transit 2000 510.559.8892 kebb@uclink4.berkeley.edu What Alice Found Dream LLC. 212.414.2700 dreamllc@yahoo.com When Mum and Dad Are Clowns Danish Film Institute +45.33.74.34.00 +45.33.74.34.45 dfi@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk Why Don’t We Go Watch Some Movies in the Road Lucy Southern 510.525.6024

Tom Hits His Head Seven Guns Entertainment 818.703.6735 818.703.6735 TomPutnam1@yahoo.com www.sevenguns.com

Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Think Films 646.293.9400 646.293.9407 info@thinkfilmcompany.com www.thinkfilmcompany.com

Tragedy in One Act Donnachada Daly donnachada@mac.com

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Sunday Paper p.2b Terence Liff 415.577.2841 sundaypaper@zealott.com www.sunday-paper.com

Trim Time Sweet Home Studio +49.711.6361735 +49.711.6361735 gil@alkabetz.com www.alkabetz.com

Sunset Story Gabbert/Libresco Productions 323.661.6345 323.661.0081 lgabbert@earthlink.net www.sunsetstory.com

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title index 5 Cent Dime (Youth or Dare)....101 5@5: Down in the Mines ............77 5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled..................................77 5@5: Scatter the Fire ...................77 5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around ..........................77 5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy?....78 5@5: Wings to Fly.......................78 100 Days.....................................78 37th & Lex. (Ghostlight) .............85 Afghanistan Unveiled..................78 Albie: Quick on the Draw (Snicker Doodles) ......................96 Alex’s Wedding...........................79 alexia: Metaphor and WordBlindness (Vidiot’s Delight)......100 All That I Perceive (5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled)...............77 American Made (5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled)...............77 Angel for May, An ......................79 Angels and Imams (5@5: Wings to Fly)...................78 Ants (5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy?) ....................................78 Apsara (5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled)........................77 Art of Nothing, The (Vidiot’s Delight) .....................100 Art of Tattoo, The (Youth or Dare) .......................101 Ash Wednesday (The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!) ..................83 Assisted Living.............................79 At the First Breath of Wind .........80 Attitude.......................................80 Aunt Luisa (Tooning In) ..............99 Babysitter, The (5@5: Down in the Mines).................................77 Ballerina (Snicker Doodles)..........96 Balseros.......................................80 Barbarian Invasions, The .............74 Bark, George (Weston Woods) ..100 Basement, The ............................80 Bean Cake (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Beat the Drum.............................81 Bedwin Hacker............................81 Blind Shaft...................................81 Bottom of the Sea, The ..............81 Burials and Borders......................82 Burnt Sienna................................82 Bush Bikes (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Butch Mystique (A Homegrown Variety) .....................................87 Butterfly, The ..............................82 Calypso Dreams ..........................82 Car Park (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around) ...........77 Carnage ......................................83 Casa de los Babys........................74 Cello Boy (True Tales of Tween Talent).......................................99 Chasing Myself (Youth or Dare) .......................................101

Chato and the Party Animals (Weston Woods).....................100 Chess King Ali (True Tales of Tween Talent) ...........................99 Choir, The (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Circus (Youth or Dare) ..............101 Colorforms (Hayflower and Quiltshoe) .................................87 Come on, Rain! (Weston Woods).....................100 Coming Down the Mountain (5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy?) ....................................78 Compulsory Breathing (A Cryptic Tryptich) ...................83 Confection (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Convergence (Burials and Borders).....................................82 Courtship, The (Vidiot’s Delight) ...................................100 Cowboy Loses His Boots, The (A Cryptic Tryptich) ...................83 Cowboys and Indians (5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled)...77 Cryptic Triptych, A ......................83 Crystal Harvest (A Homegrown Variety)............87 D.E.B.S. (Women on the Verge) ...............................101 Dead Roosters (5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy?) ..................78 Dem Bones (Weston Woods)....100 Desconcierto (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Dingo’s Got My Short Film!, The...................................83 Displacement (Tooning In)..........99 Dive, The (Vidiot’s Delight).......100 Dot the Fire Dog (Weston Woods).....................100 Double Fiesta (Tooning In)..........99 Dreaming of Julia ........................83 Dreaming of Tibet.......................84 Driving Lessons (5@5: Friends Who Have Quarreled)...............77 El Bonaerense..............................84 Eldra............................................84 Elephant and the Snail, The (Snicker Doodles) ......................96 Embryo (The Star Dreamer) ........97 Empty Suit-Case, The (Youth or Dare) .......................101 Every Child Is Born a Poet: The Life and Work of Piri Thomas ...............................84 Family Tree (Women on the Verge) ...............................101 Family Undertaking, A ................85 Fast Film (Tooning In) .................99 Feetsteps (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around) ...........77 FireDancer...................................85 Firefly (Snicker Doodles)..............96 Flower of Evil, The.......................85 François le Vaillant (Snicker Doodles) ......................96 Ghostlight ...................................85 Giggle, Giggle, Quack (Weston Woods).....................100 Gipsy...........................................86 Girl With a Pearl Earring..............86

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Greendale ...................................86 Guardian Spirit of the House, The................................86 Guguletu Ballet (Kiss My Wheels).......................89 Hamlet (Snicker Doodles)............96 Happy Peppy Sparky Doggy (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around).........................77 Hayflower and Quiltshoe ...........87 Hi De Ho Show, The ...................87 Hit, The (The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!) .........................83 Homegrown Variety, A ...............87 Homeland (Paradise Is Somewhere Else) .......................93 Houdini’s Hound (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 House Hunting (5@5: Down in the Mines) .............................77 House of Hearts ..........................87 Hunger (Women on the Verge)...............................101 I Am David..................................88 I Remember . . . Tales From Greenland..................................88 I Used to Be a Filmmaker (The Magic of Fellini).................91 I Want a Dog (Karlsson on the Roof) ...................................89 In Smog and Thunder (A Cryptic Tryptich) ...................83 Island, The ..................................88 Japanese Story ............................88 Karlsson on the Roof...................89 KATE the Planet (Tooning In)......99 Keïta............................................89 Keys of Life (5@5: Scatter the Fire) .........................77 Kids Play Outside (Someone Like Hodder) .............................96 Kids Shorts Showcase..................89 Kiss My Wheels...........................89 Klarsfelds, The.............................90 Kosher (Kids Shorts Showcase)....89 La Toiletta (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Language Lessons (Burials and Borders)..............................82 Last Free Exit (Vidiot’s Delight)..100 Lesson, A (5@5: Scatter the Fire)..77 Let Go (Tooning In) ....................99 “Like, Totally . . .” (Vidiot’s Delight) .....................100 Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, The (5@5: Wings to Fly)...................78 Lock Picking (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around) ...........77 Lockers, The (We Are Here Together) ................................100 Los Zafiros—Music From the Edge of Time .............................90 Love’s Labourer (The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!) ..................83 Lovers and Leavers......................90 Madame Brouette .......................90 Magic of Fellini, The....................91 Melvin Goes to Dinner................91 Meter Maid, The (5@5: Down in the Mines) .............................77 Mike’s New Car (Tooning In)......99

Modern Times.............................91 Mrs. Meitlemeihr (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around)...77 Murmuring Sound of Running Water (A Family Undertaking)....85 My Architect ...............................91 My First Miracle ..........................92 My Josephine (5@5: Down in the Mines).................................77 My Life Without Me ...................92 Nate Dogg ..................................92 Native Tongue (Vidiot’s Delight)....................................100 Nightingale in a Music Box .........92 No Angels in the Outfield (A Homegrown Variety)............87 Nocturno (5@5: Scatter the Fire)..77 Noi the Albino.............................93 Non-Disclosure (5@5: Down in the Mines) .............................77 Nonsense Poems (Snicker Doodles) ......................96 Not Another Jewish Movie (Youth or Dare) .......................101 Off the Map................................75 One Minute, Please (Youth or Dare)...................................101 Out of Time ................................74 Painless (The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!) .........................83 Paradise.......................................93 Paradise Is Somewhere Else.........93 Perpetual Life of Jim Albers, The (Assisted Living)..................79 Pie Chi (5@5: Down in the Mines).................................77 Pieces of April .............................93 Piggie ..........................................94 Pretend .......................................94 Prisoner of Paradise.....................94 Pullout.........................................94 Qeng: Guiding the Soul (Dreaming of Tibet)...................84 Quattro Noza..............................95 Rapid Guy Movement (5@5: Scatter the Fire)...............77 Rattle (Tooning In)......................99 Restless Imperfect, The (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around).........................77 Return, The .................................95 Romany Mirror, The (Eldra) ........84 Roof Sex (5@5: Scatter the Fire; Tooning In) .........................77; 99 Rotting Woman, The (5@5: Scatter the Fire) .........................77 Seniors for Peace (Sunset Story) ...98 Shattered Glass ...........................95 Shine on Me (Women on the Verge) ...............................101 Si-Guériki, the Queen Mother.....79 Side Show (5@5: Down in the Mines).................................77 Singing Detective, The ................95 Smith (The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!)................................83 Snicker Doodles...........................96 Sniffer (The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!) .........................83 Snowflake Bentley (Weston Woods) ...................................100 Someone Like Hodder.................96 Sophiatown.................................96

Sound of a Voice (Women on the Verge) ..........................101 Source d’Histoire (5@5: Wings to Fly)........................................78 Spin.............................................96 Spirit of Annie Mae, The .............97 Spirit of Gravity, The (Tooning In) ..............................99 Springtime in a Small Town.........97 Star Dreamer, The.......................97 Station Agent, The ......................74 Stokebird: The Invention (Snicker Doodles) ......................96 Stroll, The....................................97 Sunday Paper p.2b (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Sunset Story ................................98 SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) (Tooning In) ..............................99 Swapped (Kids Shorts Showcase) .................................89 Sylvia...........................................98 Teacher From the Black Lagoon, The (Weston Woods)..............100 Ten Year Old Dog (Vidiot’s Delight) .....................100 Tenth Summer, The ....................98 Terminal (Vidiot’s Delight) ........100 That Old One (5@5: Scatter the Fire).....................................77 Thicker Than Water (5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy?)..........78 Tom Dowd & the Language of Music ....................................98 Tom Hits His Head (Vidiot’s Delight) ...................................100 Tooning In: The Animation Program ....................................99 Tragedy in One Act (Tooning In) ..............................99 Trim Time (Snicker Doodles) .......96 True Tales of Tween Talent.........99 Tupperware! ...............................99 Unit #52 (5@5: What Goes Around, Comes Around) ...........77 Valley of Tears ............................99 Vest, The (5@5: Why Aren’t You Happy?) .............................78 Vidiot’s Delight .........................100 Violet Lives Upstairs (5@5: Scatter the Fire, The Dingo’s Got My Short Film!) ............77; 83 Vows (Youth or Dare)...............101 Waiting for Valdez (5@5: Wings to Fly).............................78 Water; A Source of Life and Death (Youth or Dare) ............101 Water Seeking Its Level (Vidiot’s Delight) .....................100 We Are Here Together..............100 Weston Woods: Cheers to 50 Years and World Premieres! ....100 What Alice Found .....................100 When Mum and Dad Are Clowns (True Tales of Tween Talent) ...........................99 Why Don’t We Go Watch Some Movies in the Road (Youth or Dare) .......................101 Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself .....101 Witches, The (Tooning In) ..........99 Women on the Verge ...............101 Work in Progress, A (Snicker Doodles) ......................96 Youth or Dare ...........................101

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