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MILL VALLE Y F E S T I VA L SOUVE NI R PROG R A M

October 7-17 2004

OCTOBE R 7 -17 2004 Presented by CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Director’s Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

New Movies Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Mayor’s Proclamation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Membership Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Festival Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Opening Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Spotlight on Laura Linney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Closing Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Event Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Films A to Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Festival Hotels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Outreach and Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Music Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Creative Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

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Festival Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

In Memoriam: David Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

Graphic Travelogue: The Tao of Cannes. . . . . . 50

In-Kind Donors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143

Tribute to Albert Maysles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Screening Committees and Sponsors . . . . . . 143

Tribute to Mike Leigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

CFI Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

Tribute to Gena Rowlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Films by Filmmaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

Official Premiere Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Films by Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

World Cinema/US Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Print Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

Valley of the Docs/VFest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Advertiser Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159

Children’s FilmFest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Title Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

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director’s note I can say without a doubt that this year’s Festival program is one of our best yet. Its strength and diversity is reflected in both our prestigious honorees and our incredible slate of films from around the world. It is well documented that Albert Maysles and his late brother, David, transformed the documentary genre. Involved in cinema verité before the term was even invented, Albert Maysles applied his approach to nonfiction filmmaking, developing what he ultimately called direct cinema, using spontaneity, mobility and invisibility to lead the documentary genre in a new direction. In addition to these innovations, the Maysles brothers’ sensitivity and unique talents have made them legends in the field. To say that MVFF and its audiences are fans of director Mike Leigh’s work is an understatement. Nearly all of Leigh’s feature films have screened here. A world-class director whose filmmaking perspective and process are unique, Leigh creates complex, fresh films that are courageous and entertaining. At press time, it was announced that Leigh’s new film, Vera Drake, which will be presented as part of our Tribute program to Leigh, had won the Gold Lion in Venice for best film and best actress for its star, Imelda Staunton, who will also be joining us to salute this fine filmmaker. Perseverance pays off! I can’t remember how many times over the last two decades we have attempted to honor Gena Rowlands at MVFF. Years ago Rob Nilsson (former MVFF Tributee) asked on our behalf, and my colleague Ron Henderson, director of the

Denver Film Festival, also contacted Ms. Rowlands, but each time there was a glitch that prevented it from happening. Why have we been so determined to have Ms. Rowlands as a Tributee? It wasn’t just the two best actress Oscar nominations for Woman Under the Influence and Gloria, or the Emmy for her portrayal of the First Lady in The Betty Ford Story or the Golden Bear she received at the Berlin International Film Festival for her starring role in Opening Night. To put it succinctly, Rowlands epitomizes the great indie actress—a woman way ahead of her time who has been part of a family (both on and off the screen) that has breathed and lived cinema. “My God, who is this woman?” I asked myself after the premiere of You Can Count on Me at MVFF in 2000. I wasn’t alone: Laura Linney’s performance in that film touched a nerve and touched the heart, elevating her to stardom and a well-deserved Oscar nomination. This year we honor Linney in a special Spotlight program, acknowledging her immense talents and her superb roles in two new and extraordinary films, P.S. and Kinsey. Albert Maysles, Mike Leigh, Gena Rowlands and Laura Linney—just four reasons why the 27th Mill Valley Film Festival may be the best ever! But don’t stop there—there are nearly 200 more reasons to take time off from work, prepare yourself for an allpopcorn diet and map out a three-film-a-day schedule for the next 11 days. Our skilled and experienced programming team has put together an incredible line-up of 90 feature films, 100 shorts and 27 premieres from 37 different countries. This year’s Festival features an especially strong showing of work from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia, as

well as several new films from Iran. Documentaries, which have become the unexpected box office draws in mainstream theaters this year, are another strength of this year’s Festival, with a full 25 percent increase in documentary programs being offered over last year. The 27th Mill Valley Film Festival also features a milestone in children’s programming, celebrating the 10th anniversary of our beloved Children’s FilmFest. MVFF officially inaugurated the Children’s FilmFest in 1995 to serve a young audience that craved quality programming. In the last decade, we have filled that need with an annual eclectic mix of international films, shorts, animation, silent films with live music, parties, seminars, ice cream socials and an extensive hands-on workshop program that has taught hundreds of kids how to make fiction, documentary and animated films. This year’s Children’s FilmFest promises to be just as fun, enlightening and entertaining, with more films, workshops and surprises in store for audiences of all ages and sizes. Once again, a huge and sincere thank you to the individuals, foundations, businesses and many others who have contributed so generously to the Mill Valley Film Festival. To our Board, staff and hundreds of tireless volunteers—please know that it cannot happen without you!

Mark Fishkin MVFF Director/Founder

mayor’s proclamation 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 27 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 27th Annual Festival by proclaiming October 7-17, 2004 as Mill Valley Film Festival Days in Mill Valley. Christopher Raker Mayor of Mill Valley

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“I wish this theater were in my neck of the woods.” Sam Elliott

Photo Credit : Dave Brown, BB Imaging

When the curtain closes on this year’s Film Festival, plan to stick around. Throughout the year, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

with three screens and state-of-the-art presentation. Since

keeps the festivities going with regular programs of independent

its grand re-opening, the Rafael has become a vital part of the

and international films, visiting artists, and educational activities.

lively film and video scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, and

Owned and operated by the California Film Institute, the non-

it’s closer and more convenient than you might think. In fact,

profit organization that produces the Mill Valley Film Festival,

it may very well be one of the most elegant and comfortable

the Smith Rafael Film Center is a beautifully restored Art Deco gem,

places on the planet to see great films.

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael 415.454.1222 www.cafilm.org Tickets and schedule available online


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[ F E S T I VA L I N FO R M AT I O N ] film festival venues

parking

reserved seating

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (Raf) 1118 4th Street, San Rafael

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.

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 the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Century Regency (Reg) 280 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael

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.

Century Cinema (Cin) 41 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera Castro Theatre (Cas) 429 Castro Street, San Francisco 142 Throckmorton Theatre (Thr) 142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley

The Membership Information table will be set up at the Box Office in San Rafael, where new members may join, and old friends may renew or upgrade their existing memberships.

Intel Computer Clubhouse 1115 3rd Street, Ste. 2, San Rafael ArtWorks Downtown 1337 4th Street, San Rafael

festival shops

Mill Valley Community Center 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

Visit our Festival Shop for Official Festival Merchandise—they make great holiday gifts for yourself and other film lovers. The Festival Shop is located at the San Rafael Box Office during the Festival.

Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

etiquette

Frantoio Ristorante 152 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley

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.

The Depot 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley Sweetwater 153 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley

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

ordering tickets

m e m b e rs h i p in fo r m a t i o n

Outdoor Art Club (OAC) 1 W. Blithedale, Mill Valley

public transportation

We offer many convenient ways to purchase tickets. Tickets go on sale to members on September 15 and to nonmembers on September 19. You may order tickets in the following ways: •

Access our Web site 24 hours a day at www.mvff.com.*

By Phone* 925.866.9559

In Person (Mill Valley Box Office Trailer/ San Rafael Festival Box Office).

By Mail/Fax*

Box Office hours, and information about how to purchase tickets can be found on our website and on page 42 of the MVFF newsprint schedule. * Each phone, fax, mail or Internet order is charged a nonrefundable processing fee.

photography, video and recording Photography, video and audio recording are prohibited in all theatrical and other festival venues.

Events Ondine 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito

DIRECTIONS

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board of directors

RICHARD BARKER

ANN BREBNER

R I TA C A H I L L

MARX L. CAZENAVE II

W. ROBERT GRISWOLD JR.

ROGER GROSSMAN

NANCY HUDSON

RICHARD IDELL

KATHRYN E. JOHNSON

B R U C E K AT Z

K . C . L AUC K

ANNETTE ROSE

PHILIP SCHAEFER

CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH

EVELYN TOPPER

ZACH ZEISLER

2004 Officers Ann Brebner, President W. Robert Griswold Jr., Vice President Richard Idell, Vice President Evelyn Topper, Secretary Zach Zeisler, Treasurer Emeritus Board Mark Fishkin Sid Ganis Gary Meyer Gordon Radley Henry Timnick

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Executive Director, Founder Mark Fishkin Founding Board Mark Fishkin, President Lois Kohl Shore, Vice President Rita Cahill, Secretary/CFO Honorary Advisory Board Stewart and Barbara Boxer Peter Flaxman Robert M. Greber Linda Gruber Peggy Haas Andrew McGuire Mary Poland Lente and Eric Schwartz Michael and Susan Schwartz

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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

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[MAJOR SPONSORS]

Official Festival Airline

[MAJOR MEDIA SPONSORS]

[MAJOR EVENTS]

[CHILDREN’S FILMFEST]

Christopher B. Smith

[MEMBERSHIP SPONSOR]

[ S I LV E R C I R C L E ]

[SPECIAL SUPPORT]

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Our deepest appreciation to the following individuals and foundations for their steadfast support of the Mill Valley Film Festival.

[PRODUCT AND SERVICES SPONSORS]

MAJOR SPONSOR Christopher B. Smith

PLATINUM CIRCLE Barker Family Fund Capital Group Companies County of Marin Gruber Family Foundation The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Katz Family Foundation Jennifer Coslett MacCready Bobbie Meyer Henry Timnick Lois and Mel Tukman

SILVER CIRCLE Allen Family Fund Margaret E. Haas William Hudson and Nora Gibson

[FESTIVAL CIRCLE]

K.C. and Steve Lauck Marcia Lucas Roxanne’s Foundation Eric and Lente Louw Schwartz Michael and Susan Schwartz

FESTIVAL CIRCLE David Berry and Kamala Geroux-Berry Stewart and Barbara Boxer Jack and Gloria Clumeck Brian and Marie Collins Alice Corning Charles and Nancy Curley Tom and Diane Durst Leonard and Robin Eber Seth and Alison Ferguson

[EXCLUSIVE WINE SPONSORS]

Peter and Catherine Flaxman Karen Fry Nancy Hudson Lisa Graeber Andrée Poirier Jansheski Ed and Susan Lowe Annette Nibley Robert and Terese Payne Gordon Radley David Hering and Lynn Robbie Scott Family Fund Eliza Zaffaroni

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PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK SCHWARTZ

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C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S to the Mill Valley Film Festival

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[FESTIVAL EVENT SPONSORS] Event Produced By

Restaurants and Caterers

Festival Venues

Event Services

Beverage Sponsors

[EVENT CONTRIBUTORS]

Briarcliff Wine Group Grapevine Catering Food is Art Catering Judy’s Breadsticks

Luna Bar Gourmet Mushrooms Pt. Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Aidells Sausage Cowgirl Creamery Joe Pucci & Sons Seafood Sunrise Interiors

Remax Southern Marin Liese Kehl Realtors Rafters Grille & Brewery Jolly Roger

Pinnacle Communications Voodoo Spiced Rum Tea-n-Crumpets

PARTICIPATING FESTIVAL HOTELS T he 27th annual Mill Valley Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the contributions made by the following hotels. It is through their thoughtful and generous assistance that we are able to host the many filmmakers from around the world who come to participate, enhance and enjoy our 11-day festival. Thank you!

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SPECIAL EVENTS Eleven days of film would not be complete without the opportunity to enjoy great food, drink and music in a variety of elegant atmospheres. It’s a chance to discuss Festival films and to meet and greet filmmakers and other festival guests.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM A N D PA R T Y

opening night film and gala

SUNDAY OCTOBER 17

L I G H T N I N G I N A B OT T L E

THURSDAY OCTOBER 7

5pm Raf

FINDING NEVERLAND

7:30–10:30pm Party Osher/Marin Jewish

7:30pm Cin

Community Center, San Rafael

9pm–12am Gala Mill Valley Community Center,

Film and Party $65 LIGH17P

Mill Valley

Party Only $55 PARTY17

Film and Gala $125 FIND07P

IMAGINARY HEROES I ` HUCKABEES

5pm Reg

7pm Raf

7:30–10:30pm Party Osher/Marin Jewish

9pm–12am Gala Mill Valley Community Center,

Community Center, San Rafael

Mill Valley

Film and Party $65 IMAG17P

Film and Gala $125 HUCK07P

Party Only $55 PARTY17

See page 73 for details.

See page 75 for details.

CHI LDREN’S FILMFEST EVENTS OPENING CELEBRATION OPENING FESTIVITIES Saturday Oct 9 Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley 11am–1pm Film and Party TAIN09A $15 adults $12 children Reg Film Only TAIN09S $10 adults $8 children

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The Festival isn’t just for adults. Join us for the North American Premiere of Tainá 2: A New Amazon Adventure, the breathtaking sequel to Tainá: An Amazon Adventure. This opening event will include refreshments, balloon sculpting and face painting, and the stage-show comedy The Wizard School of Art and Science.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Saturday Oct 16 Court Street Plaza, San Rafael 2–4pm FREE with any 2004 Children’s FilmFest ticket stub What’s your flavor? Stop by and enjoy this sweet Saturday afternoon with ice cream, refreshments and treats on the plaza by Coldstone Creamery.

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special events >>

tribute

tribute

A L B E R T M AY S L E S Monday Oct 11 6:30pm

GENA ROWLANDS

Tribute Program and Reception Raf/Events Ondine $50 TRIB11R

TRIBUTE

Thursday Oct 14 6:30pm Tribute Program and Reception

Tribute Program Only

MIKE LEIGH

Raf $20 GREY11R

Tuesday Oct 12 6:30pm

Reception at Events Ondine,

Tribute Program and Reception

Tribute Program Only 6:30pm

Sausalito, follows Tribute Program

Raf/The Depot $50 TRIB12R

Raf $20 GLOR14R

See page 55 for details.

Tribute Program Only

Reception at Frantoio Ristorante,

Raf $20 VERA12R

Mill Valley, follows Tribute Program

Raf/Frantoio $75 TRIB14R

See page 63 for details. Reception at The Depot, Mill Valley, follows Tribute Program See page 59 for details.

S P OT L I G H T O N LAURA LINNEY FRIDAY OCT 8 6:45pm P.S. Reg Film Only $15 PS08S Film and Reception OAC $40 PS08P

STELLA ARTOIS D A I LY H A P P Y H O U R

7pm Kinsey Reg Film Only $15 KINS08S Film and Reception OAC $40 KINS08P

Friday Oct 8–Saturday Oct 16 Hospitality Suite

9–11pm Reception Only OAC $30 SPOT08

Smith Rafael Film Center

Reception at the Outdoor Art Club, Mill

Daily 5–7pm

Valley, follows Spotlight Program See page 74 for details.

Every afternoon (except Opening and Closing nights), come to happy hour courtesy of Stella Artois.

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IN MEMORIAM

The 27th Mill Valley Film Festival Is Dedicated To Our First Tributee

DAVID MYERS

Cinematographer May 8, 1914–August 26, 2004

Photo credit: Cyndy Waters

David Myers had the eye and heart of a true artist, one whose instinct was in perfect synchronicity with his craft. His legacy of music films is unrivalled and includes, most notably, the documentary of that greatest outdoor rock concert ever, the Oscar-winning Woodstock. The film is as legendary as the event, and Myers’ part in capturing its essence was extraordinary. The film’s director, Michael Wadleigh, recalls “how swift Dave was and how alert to ironies, societies and values,” and he cites him as “a cameraman-director, incredibly intelligent, inventive and creative.” His roster of subjects is incredible: Bob Dylan (Hard Rain) and Joni Mitchell (Shadows and Light), not to mention Elvis, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Other Myers features include Zoot Suit, Human Highway and two recent re-releases, George Lucas’ first feature, THX 1138, and The Grateful Dead Movie (the latter will be featured at this year’s MVFF. See page 86). At the Mill Valley Film Festival, we have a special affection for David Myers. He was our first tributee. And with his wife, Barbara, he lived for many years in Mill Valley. His graceful presence and insightful wit and his brilliance as a raconteur—as well as his signature black cowboy hat—have long been an important part of our daily life in the village square. We will miss him, and we honor his presence in our lives.

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(L) David Maysles, (R) Albert Maysles BY MICHAEL FOX

ALBERT MAYSLES: THE DISCERNING EYE Kinetic and unpredictable, Primary was the an- Maysles’ ability to closely observe human beAlbert Maysles adores reality. Uncontrolled, tithesis of the prevailing American documentary havior without interruption stems from the years unvarnished, unenhanced reality. Forty-five years into an amazing career, the extraordinary film- style of somnambulant narrators, sit-down inter- he spent studying and teaching psychology in Boston before segueing into filmmaking. Yet views and static compositions. The Maysleses maker behind Salesman, Gimme Shelter and there’s nothing detached or clinical about his applied their unscripted approach to films about Grey Gardens still leads the charge of cinema the Beatles, Brando and Truman Capote, and films, which provoke extremely strong responsverité, or direct cinema. More than a pioneer, then turned their camera on an unlikely quartet es from viewers. (Maysles met his wife, Gillian, Maysles is a master: Thousands of documentary of noncelebrities—door-to-door Bible ped- when she emerged in tears from a screening of makers have adopted his up-close-and-personSalesman.) He cites the late photographer dlers. Salesman (1969, made with editor al aesthetic, but very few have approached his Henri-Cartier Bresson, a combination of empathy, The Maysleses applied their unscripted approach to good friend, as an example patience and instinct for of someone who worked in the telling detail. films about the Beatles, Brando and Truman Capote, a distinctly recognizable and then turned their camera on an unlikely quartet Back in 1960, newly deway, but without being unveloped handheld cameras of noncelebrities—door-to-door Bible peddlers. faithful to his subject. enabled Albert and his brother, David, along with Robert Drew, Richard Charlotte Zwerin) teems with potent moments “He [Cartier-Bresson] doesn’t tell people what to do, and yet, can you call him a creative Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker, to join John F. of excruciating intimacy, notably a scene Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey on the campaign where one of its subjects sits alone in a cafete- artist? Very much so. He’s in the photograph but without controlling the event, without trail. Filming a raucous rally in Chicago, Albert ria after a succession of setbacks. superimposing his will upon it. Because it is a noticed that Jackie Kennedy’s white gloves had work of art, it doesn’t mean that the creative “I had the good sense not to interrupt that siturned black from shaking hundreds of hands. aspect in any way makes the reality less truthlence,” Maysles recalls, “and let it go on and on “If the camera’s only on her face, well, that’s until Paul makes the decision. He takes his little ful. There’s this horrible expression, ‘bigger something,” Maysles says. “But the hands tell cards, which are his leads, and he raps the than life.’ Is it bigger than life, or a greater artisso much more of what she’s feeling at that tic impression of it? The Cartier-Bresson phocorner of the table with them, almost as if to call moment. With a discerning eye behind the himself back to work. Anything on our part tos aren’t bigger than life—that’s what’s essenlens, one can sort of get under the skin. The would have have cut the impact of the shot to a tially there. He’s able to pick up on more of whole thing is kind of paradoxical in that the fraction of what it was. Many a person filming what’s there than the untrained eye.” camera can only film what’s on the surface. But that scene would have asked, ‘Paul, what’s That’s an artful assessment of what the with a discerning eye, that surface can reveal going on in your mind?’ or said, ‘Paul, it’s been Maysles brothers accomplished in Gimme everything you need to know.” a tough day.’” T I C K E T S 9 2 5 . 8 6 6 . 9 5 5 9 O R W W W. M V F F. C O M

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Shelter (1970, again with Zwerin), a chilling rock-and-roll nightmare that some pundits have used rather simplistically to define the end of the ’60s. Begun as a behind-the-scenes chronicle of a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway, in Tracy, California, the film took a nasty turn when a man was stabbed to death in front of the stage—while the band was playing—by one of the Hell’s Angels who were inexplicably hired as security. Gimme Shelter boasts the most revealing footage ever shot of Mick Jagger, a man whose sneering self-confidence has rarely deserted him. But it did onstage at Altamont: Helpless to calm the ugly vibe and regain control of the crowd, suddenly ridiculous in his Sympathy for the Devil cape, Jagger resembles a boy whose game of scary dress-up has been interrupted by werewolves. Maysles’ credo seems emblazoned on Jagger’s face: “To me, the unique power of the documentary is filming someone else’s experience.” The most memorable sequence, however, and the one that confirms for all time Maysles’ gift as an unobtrusive cinematographer, captures Jagger, Richards and the band reviewing the killing on monitors in an editing suite. The stabbing is replayed, slowed down and blown up (an homage to Antonioni’s Blowup), while the chastened musicians take it all in. In this passage, Maysles accomplishes the toughest trick in documentary: capturing transformation on film. The viewer is well aware of the filmmaker’s proximity, but the focus is inarguably on the Stones. “As a psychologist, I understand that we make judgments according to our frame of reference. But if you make the effort, you can distance yourself from your point of view. ‘The great thing about Shakespeare was that he could distance himself from his point of view,’” Maysles says, citing a lecture he once heard. Never was that tougher for the Maysleses than when they shot Grey Gardens (1975, made

Grey Gardens with Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer). An American classic, this notorious portrait of Jackie Kennedy’s reclusive aunt and cousin in their rundown Hamptons mansion is a mortifying primer of mother-daughter relationships. The “star” of the film is “Little” Edie Beale, who flirts with the Maysleses, performs for the camera and assiduously smears the line between character study and home movie. Grey Gardens remains controversial for the way it shatters the time-honored notion of observational or “objective” documentary (and, some argue, violates its subjects’ privacy). Maysles can still quote from memory from The New York Times’ negative review, which included sophisticated objections such as “Why are they showing us all this flabby flesh?” But the Beales didn’t object to their portrayal. When Mrs. Beale was dying, not long after Grey Gardens was released, Little Edie asked her, “Maybe there’s something more you want to say?” “No,” her mother replied. “It’s all in the film.”

Grey Gardens “Human behavior is very complex,” Maysles muses, “and I think that one of the strengths of the film is that it captures their relationship and all of its complexity. Some of their relationship is destructive but I think, overall, it’s a beautiful love relationship.” After Grey Gardens the Maysleses returned to famous subjects, such as Muhammad Ali, Christo and Vladimir Horowitz, until David’s death in 1987 ended their partnership. Albert has continued to make revelatory films about musicians and the creative process, and he’s on [54]

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board, with D.A. Pennebaker, to document the series of get-out-the-vote concerts that Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, R.E.M. and others are playing in swing states this month. He also made three highly regarded social-issue documentaries, Abortion: Desperate Choices (1992); Letting Go: A Hospice Journey (1996) and LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001, with Susan Froemke and Deborah Dickson). Maysles has a full slate of projects these days. The Jew on Trial, which revisits a 1913 blood libel case in Russia, marks his first historical documentary. (He’s talking with legendary director Arthur Penn about re-creating scenes from the trial, which would no doubt add to Maysles’ legacy of sparking debate.) Maysles is also about to begin editing a film on the Dalai Llama, and he is primed to shoot Christo covering the walkways of Central Park next year. Closest to his heart, perhaps, is In Transit, a film that he’ll shoot on long-distance trains around the world and which derives from Maysles’ ability to instantly gain the trust of complete strangers. With cameras so ubiquitous in daily life and with reality TV placing a premium on heightened behavior, it seems impossible for filmmakers to capture authentic, natural experience. Not so, Maysles asserts. “There are fundamental reasons in the makeup of human beings that allow the cameraperson access no matter what the culture and no matter what the times. People have the greater impulse to disclose than to keep a secret.”

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tribute to ALBERT MAYSLES But that trust must be honored, Maysles believes. “I get annoyed when some of the better-known documentary makers back away from taking the responsibility of being factually correct, and say, ‘Well, it’s just a film.’ When you’re dealing with real people’s lives, you have to be factually correct.” And what of the postmodern argument that nonfiction films don’t convey an objective truth so much as reflect the point of view of the filmmaker? “Then let’s not call it a documentary,” Maysles declares. “Say at the end, ‘We weren’t up to that task. You want to really know these people and have a fine understanding of what’s going on? You’ll have to wait for that.’” Maysles breaks into laughter, but rest assured he’s not backing down.

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The Beatles: The First U.S. Visit (1994) Umbrellas (1994) Abortion: Desperate Choices (1992) Baroque Diet (1992) Soldiers of Music (1991) Christo in Paris (1990) Jessye Norman Sings Carmen (1988) Horowitz Plays Mozart (1987) Islands (1987) Ozawa (1986) Muhammad and Larry (1980)

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Running Fence (1978)

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Grey Gardens (1975)

Directors Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Horde, Muffie Meyer Cinematographers Albert Maysles, David Maysles Editors Ellen Horde, Muffie Meyer, Susan Froemke Print Source Maysles Films

Christo’s Valley Curtain (1973) Gimme Shelter (1970) Salesman (1969) Meet Marlon Brando (1966) A Visit with Truman Capote (1966) What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. (1964) Showman (1963) Youth in Poland (1957) Psychiatry in Russia (1955)

An American documentary classic, this notorious portrait of recluses Edith Bouvier Beale (Jackie Kennedy’s aunt) and her middle-aged daughter in their rundown Hamptons mansion is funny, disturbing and indubitably unique. Be forewarned: Watching the women acting out their long-standing resentments and adroit power plays provides a mortifying primer in mother-daughter relationships. The “star” of the film is “Little” Edie, who flirts with the filmmakers, performs for the camera and assiduously smears the line between character study and home movie. Grey Gardens remains controversial for the way it shatters the timehonored notion of observational or “objective” documentary (and, some say, violates its subjects’ privacy). It maintains a sizable cult following— largely due to Edie’s outré fashion statements. —M. Fox

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BY ELAINE PROCTOR

DUCK SOUP: THE MAGIC OF MIKE LEIGH I had lunch with Mike Leigh today in London’s spends months leading his actors through a tions and themes in my work. The first play I did Chinatown. We both ordered duck and noodle period of improvisation, during which time they was called The Box Play, and it was about a soup—delicious, but a challenge to get from bowl discover the story and the people in it; it isn’t family in a box, in a sort of frame/cage in which to mouth. He showed me how to hold my spoon just because he and his collaborators behind people were trapped . . . and out of which peoin one hand (to make a kind of shelf from which the camera make breathtakingly nuanced ple were escaping . . . well, that is, in a way, a to nibble my duck off the bone) while scooping images. Nor does it depend solely on the music generic Mike Leigh piece of work, at one level.” up the noodles with the chopsticks in my other hand. This way you inteHe only discovers what the grate them and get to the Mike Leigh’s films elevate in an entirely original film is really about during bottom of the flavor. It the rehearsals and shootmatters to him. way the ordinary struggle of living. How he does ing period—and this discovery is equally a discovthis is, frankly, mysterious. He taught me that same ery of what he is about. thing at film school years “The point is, all work goes ago. Over the course of six weeks he gave his on the journey [from] not existing to existing, and sound worlds he creates with such delicastudents the privilege of stepping inside his and actually, if one is honest, a huge number of cy. The clearest way to express Mike Leigh’s practice, and we took the how (how you do way of achieving what he does is to say that he things that become my films have actually fesit) and the what (what’s it about, what does it opens himself to the real and the human, holds tered away for years, even if only subconsciousmean) and blended them together, like the soup. his discoveries in his hands, and then translates ly . . . I think I make better films than I did 20 or For Mike Leigh, they are a single journey. 25 years ago, partly because . . . I’ve got more them so we can see it too. skill . . . but above all, my films have got better It was the most important six weeks of my eduMike Leigh: “A zillion years ago, my instinct, the with my own growth as a person, and have cation, anywhere, anytime. reflected my world view.” same instinct that drives me now, was that somehow work could be created by compoundMike Leigh’s films elevate in an entirely original ing separate processes. Right from the word go, What you experience watching a Mike Leigh film, way the ordinary struggle of living. How he does I was intuitively and very unselfconsciously on then, is, in a sense, what he experienced making this is, frankly, mysterious. It isn’t simply that he to what actually are . . . persistent preoccupa- it. “I can’t construct a sequence, which is to say T I C K E T S 9 2 5 . 8 6 6 . 9 5 5 9 O R W W W. M V F F. C O M

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Mike Leigh: “[My skill] is really to collaborate with actors as artists, creative artists, to elevate the art of acting beyond a kind of interpretive function . . . but it’s equally true that I want to give scope to cinematographers.” He has certainly done this in his long-time collaboration with Dick Pope, designers Alison Chitty and Eve Stewart and with his most frequent music collaborator, Andrew Dixon. Some might say such a perspective is generous, but for Leigh it is simply how it is. “Directing is about creating opportunities and space for other people to do things.”

Secrets & Lies write a sequence, which is to say work out how to shoot a sequence, without being on the location. I have to experience the actual event in one form or another so all these things come together.” He takes us with him, and we go with him where we might not go with anyone else. Mike Leigh: “Of course [making films] is about the discipline of entertainment . . . storytelling; it’s about giving the audience treats all the time. That doesn’t mean, obviously, vapid escapism, it means giving them things that are succulent . . . to get their teeth into, even if they’re moments of great passion and pain.” Indeed, Mike Leigh’s work is full of such moments of graphic revelation: Bleak Moments, Hard Labour, The Permissive Society, Knock for Knock, Nuts in May, The Circus of Death, Abigail’s Party, Who’s Who, Grown Ups, Meantime, Home Sweet Home, Four Days in July, High Hopes and Life Is Sweet, all extraordinary films. And then came Naked.

films like Career Girls, Topsy-Turvy, Secrets & Lies—they actually probably have a more rounded view of the world through my own growing up.” The truth of the matter is that he is to actors what water is to fish. Of his work with actors, he says, “I’m there at the most basic and unapologetic level to make cracking parts for actors . . . to kind of do what they do to the nth degree.” Many seminal performances have been created this way, the most recent being Imelda Staunton’s astonishing Vera Drake (for which she won the best actress award at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival). Many actors find life after Mike very empty. It’s got to be worth it though; the world would definitely be a poorer place without David Thewliss’ Johnny, Katrin Cartlidge’s Sophie or her Hannah in Career Girls, Jim Broadbent’s W.S. Gilbert and Alison Steadman’s Beverly—to name just a few in a long list of virtuoso performances.

Mike Leigh: “What happened from Naked on . . . was that, by its very nature . . . when I was developing it . . . I knew what I was pushing for, and I got it suddenly. I just got it. And I was able to share that with Dick Pope [director of photography] and Alison Chitty [designer]. I was able to talk about a nocturnal journey and Johnny and violence and the apocalyptic dimension. That really sort of catapulted us onto a level of being able to talk conceptually about . . . tone and palette . . . . From there on in—Secrets and Lies, Career Girls, Topsy-Turvy—that’s where we made the most complex decisions.” Naked crossed another threshold, one of performance. Leigh has always deeply valued actors and their process, but something more intimate began to happen between audience and actor in this film. “There is no doubt whatever, that to go back to some of my earlier work, which was consistently accused of caricature . . . whilst I have always defended that and said there are people like that . . . actually, I think that my films from Naked onward have been devoid of that characteristic really. Even looking at heightened Vera Drake [58] LEY FILM FESTIVAL

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As we watch this body of work and hear him talk, we have to wonder how on earth Mike Leigh has done it. He says, “One thing is certain beyond dispute: If I hadn’t got into a partnership with Simon [producer Simon ChanningWilliams] from 1988 onward, I can’t imagine how it would have happened. It doesn’t bear thinking about.” The fortuitous luck of this crucial relationship does not escape him: “The very fact that I am able to make films in a completely lunatic and idiosyncratic way without any interference from anybody means that I’m able to make creative voyages with other people—people on both sides of the camera—into the unknown and discover surprising things for which there is a meaning. The general processes and the politics that surround . . . the manufacture of most films . . . [do] not allow this.” For anyone who has worked with him, the very idea that Mike Leigh would countenance interference is laughable. He’s deadly serious about the deadly serious business of telling stories. And now, with the sublime Vera Drake (2004), Mike Leigh has reached, by incremental move-


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ments, the top of his game. To see Vera Drake is to watch a master at work in the field of “love and redemption and all the rest of it.” It packs the most profound and poetic of punches; afterward, you know and feel something that you didn’t know and feel before, and it’s virtually impossible to describe. It’s the mystery of great art.

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Mike Leigh: “For me, in a way, I’ve only just started to be able . . . to read my own journey. And the paradox of that is . . . that’s only become remotely possible by realizing that it’s about imponderables, actually.” What Mike Leigh began with The Box Play he has honored and nurtured and served, every inch of the long road he has taken. For that work, and in anticipation of the work to come, we, his audience, are deeply grateful. Mike Leigh: “If you want to know, I actually think I am an extremely lucky person.”

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MIKE LEIGH FILMOGRAPHY Vera Drake (2004) All or Nothing (2002) Topsy-Turvy (1999) Career Girls (1997) Secrets & Lies (1996)

This evening we honor Mike Leigh, with his starring actress, Imelda Staunton, in attendance. Tonight’s tribute kicks off with an on-stage interview conducted by David Thomson, film critic and author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, followed by film clips and a screening of Vera Drake, at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. After the screening the tribute continues at a reception at The Depot, the historic train station in the heart of Mill Valley. On this night, The Depot comes alive with fine food, showcase wine and music, as guests enjoy the open space and patio overlooking Lytton Plaza.

Naked (1993) A Sense of History (short, 1992) Life Is Sweet (1991) High Hopes (1988) The Short and Curlies (short, 1987) Four Days in July (1984) Meantime (1983) Home Sweet Home (1982) Grown-Ups (1980) Who’s Who (1978) Abigail’s Party (1977)

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The Kiss of Death (1976)

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Knock for Knock (short, 1976) Nuts in May (1975) The Permissive Society (short, 1975) A Light Snack (short, 1975) Afternoon (short, 1975) Probation (short, 1975) Old Chums (short, 1975) The Birth of the Goalie of the 2001 F.A. Cup Final (short, 1975) Hard Labour (1973) Bleak Moments (1971)

Director/Screenwriter Mike Leigh Producer Simon ChanningWilliams Cinematographer Dick Pope Editor Jim Clark Cast Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Phillip Davis Print Source Fine Line Features Vera Drake paints an extraordinary portrait of an altruistic woman who is completely devoted to and loved by her working-class family and neighbors. Vera has a secret other life, however, and with the inevitable exposure of Vera’s clandestine nocturnal activities which she has kept from hidden even from her family, her world and family life unravel. Imelda Staunton (Bright Young Things, Shakespeare in Love) gives a transformational performance in the title role, for which she received the best actress award at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival (while Vera Drake won best film). Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney and Philip Davis round out the ensemble cast of Britain’s best. —J. O’Mahony

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GENA ROWLANDS AND THE ART OF BRAVERY “All of a sudden, I saw the look in his eyes and I it for me, because she played with bravery. f the movies have given us a more fearless and Where everyone else was trying to be sweet and knew,” she remembers. “He actually walked off uncompromising actress than Gena Rowlands, the stage, through a door. It’s the longest nanoget through life, she was tearing the place up.” her name does not readily spring to mind. second in my life. What could I do to fill up the Rowlands’ shattering performances in A Woman Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Rowlands moved time? Just when I thought I was going to faint he Under the Influence, Opening Night and numerto New York in the early 1950s to study at the came bursting through the door again, saying ous other landmark films by John Cassavetes mark a pinnacle of emotional truth that has scarce- Academy of Dramatic Art. She landed several something like, ‘Forgive me, my darling, I get so ly been approached onscreen outside the likes of small parts in live television dramas and honed emotional.’ But he was so professional, so expeBergman. She revels in leading us through the land her craft in summer stock productions. She met rienced, that he turned that into one of the nicer moments of the play. He mines of intimate relationShe has embraced the riskiest roles in the most chal- started doing it every night.” ships and mapping the terlenging films, regardless of their dubious commercial It may not have enamored rain of self-doubt, deflated Eddie G. to Chayefsky, but expectations and tentative prospects. it taught Rowlands a lot hope. Provocative and unabout rescuing a bad moment with grace. forgettable, Rowlands imparts a dignity and grace Cassavetes, who worked regularly in live TV, and they were married in 1954. “I didn’t have doubts to even her neediest characters. about wanting to be an actress,” she recalls. “I Uninterested in vapid starlet parts and now raising young children, Rowlands accepted a few was just totally taken with it from the beginning. It’s fashionable these days to crown a new “Queen of the Indies” every couple of years, but We did what everybody was doing in the ’50s in roles in Hollywood movies while continuing to New York. Maybe that’s the luckiest thing that work in television. She understands the difficulRowlands wrapped up that title in perpetuity even before there was an American independent could have happened, to be born at that time. ties that actors face in forging a career, having cinema movement as we know it. She has em- It’s impossible to say how exciting it was. Every- endured it herself. “I think [good] roles are just braced the riskiest roles in the most challenging body was very, very serious but very, very happy hard to find. Especially young actresses and actors, they’re not thrilled with their roles. They’re films, regardless of their dubious commercial to be serious.” just trying to make a living and wait for the one prospects. While her intrepidity and acting are legend, however, she doesn’t place much stock Her first big break was being cast opposite Ed- that means something to them. You have to ward G. Robinson in Paddy Chayefsky’s Middle have very talented writers around and producin such reverence. of the Night, which ran two seasons on Broad- ers who want to sponsor that kind of movie.” “You can’t help but like some actors better than way. Rowlands vividly recollects the night Robothers, but you don’t want to be influenced by inson forgot his lines in the middle of the crucial Fortunately, Rowlands was on excellent terms them too much. It’s a very individual thing, act- scene in which he declares that their Septem- with a splendid writer. Playing a key supporting role in Cassavetes’ dissection of the end of a ing.” That said, she confides, “Bette Davis was ber–May romance can’t work.

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marriage, Faces (1968), she broke out with a raw, unglamorous performance that established her as a gifted and courageous actress. Stepping up to the lead in her husband’s charming romance, Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), Rowlands endearingly conveyed vulnerability and tenderness as a museum curator involved with the wildly unpredictable Seymour Cassel. Rowlands relished the artistic freedom of independent filmmaking. “It’s just such an ideal way of working, but it’s hard to finance. We could make our living acting, so when we ran out of money, which we often did by financing our own films, we’d go out and work with someone else and bring money in that way. Young writers and directors usually don’t have a second way to make money.” As fresh and spontaneous as Rowlands’ work was in Cassavetes’ earlier films, it hardly prepared audiences for her astonishing performance in A Woman Under the Influence (1974). Rowlands plays Mabel Longhetti, a middleclass woman coming apart under the pressure of being a mother, a daughter-in-law and a spouse. Her husband (Peter Falk), a construction worker, is a loving man, but he has no idea how to deal with her increasingly erratic behavior. Rowlands received top-drawer reviews and the first of her Academy Award nominations, but she recalls the experience as a moment of disbelief: “Richard Harris and John and I were at the Golden Globes,” she relates. “Richard was presenting the best actress award. They’d both had a couple of drinks and Richard said, ‘Never mind who wins, I’m going to give it to Gena.’” When Harris announced her name, “John said, ‘Go get it.’ All the time I was up there, I was sure someone would run out. The next day Richard sent me four dozen roses with the envelope, so I would know.” Rowlands followed with a trio of complex portraits of mature women compelled to confront the world on their own, all for Cassavetes. In Opening Night (1977), she plays a preeminent actress whose insecurities are triggered by the death of a young fan and exacerbated by her director (Ben Gazzara) and costar (Cassavetes). She earned her second Oscar nomination for

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her take-no-prisoners performance in Gloria (1980), as a tough dame who reluctantly helps a boy flee the mob and gradually realizes that she’s still capable of giving a damn about another human being. She and Cassavetes face off as sister and brother in his wrenching final film, Love Streams (1984), probing from yet another direction the need for, and the barriers to, deep human connection. Rowlands was exceedingly selective about working with other directors in those years, perhaps because the characters she was offered were neither strong nor central to the story. Certainly the Hollywood approach didn’t encourage rehearsal or piercing character development. Or perhaps, as Cassavetes himself once told an interviewer, “Gena’s not a particularly ambitious woman in the trade, as it goes. Although, if she sees a good part, she’ll kill herself for it, but I mean kill herself performing it, but not getting it.” Woody Allen sought her out for Another Woman (1988), and she delivered a marvelously empathetic and subtle portrayal of a woman who’s spent her life keeping the mask up and her emotions in check. With Cassavetes’ death the following year and her children grown, she proceeded to kick her career to another level. A new generation discovered her as the no-nonsense businesswoman in the back seat of Winona Ryder’s cab in the opening segment of Jim Jarmusch’s Night on Earth (1991), and in her son Nick’s directorial debut, Unhook the Stars

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(1996), Rowlands winningly played a lonely widow who befriends a neighbor’s young son. Given her enthusiasm for new scripts, it’s not altogether surprising that she harbors no urge to play archetypal roles like Lady Macbeth. “I’ve really liked modern scripts,” Rowlands explains. “I think the fun is figuring it out—what the person is feeling. With the classics, you’ve seen them so many times. It’s interesting to see them with different actresses, but a modern part that no one else has played yet is yours.” The breathtakingly volatile roles have given way in recent years to characters whose needs and fears are less heightened and more interior. They are no less easy to portray, for Rowlands remains committed to delineating the gulf between self-deception and self-knowledge. In a career that testifies to a categorical refusal to accept the path of least resistance, Gena Rowlands is not only an actress of enormous poise and strength, she’s a beloved national treasure. But she can also put the fear of God in you. In the early ’60s, Rowlands called her brother, a Navy pilot serving with the Fifth Fleet off Manhattan, to inform him of a family emergency. “He will be here in one half-hour,” the person answering the phone replied. Quite unexpectedly, a helicopter was dispatched to the ship to fly her brother into the city. “What did you say to these people?” he asked her later. “They thought it was General Rowlands calling.”

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tribute to gena rowlands THURSDAY OCT 14

The Notebook (2004) Sponsored by

Taking Lives (2004)

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The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003)

Tribute Program Only 6:30pm Raf $20 GLOR14R

Hysterical Blindness (2002)

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The Weekend (1999)

Enjoy an evening in honor of Gena Rowlands’ contribution to film. The Tribute begins with an on-stage interview conducted by Edward Guthmann, writer and critic, followed by film clips and a screening of Gloria, at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. The Tribute continues after the screening with an intimate dinner at Frantoio Ristorante, the only restaurant in the United States with an in-house olive oil production facility. Designed in the style of a Tuscan villa by modernist architect Cass Calder Smith, the restaurant offers comfortable and elegant surroundings for both indoor and al fresco dining. Benvenuti!

Hope Floats (1998) The Mighty (1998) Paulie (1998) Playing by Heart (1998) She’s So Lovely (1997) Unhook the Stars (1996) Something to Talk About (1995) The Neon Bible (1994) Parallel Lives (1994) Silent Cries (1993) Crazy in Love (1992) Face of a Stranger (1991) Night on Earth (1991) Once Around (1991) Ted and Venus (1991) Another Woman (1988) The Betty Ford Story (1987) Light of Day (1987)

GLORIA

Love Streams (1984)

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Tempest (1982)

Director/Screenwriter John Cassavetes Producer Sam Shaw Cinematographer Fred Schuler Editor George C. Villaseñor Print Source Sony Pictures Repertory

Gloria (1980) Opening Night (1979) The Brink’s Job (1978)

Don’t mess with Gena! The great Rowlands commandeers her sixth collaboration with John Cassavetes with a powerhouse, no-nonsense performance. When the mob whacks her neighbors, Gloria reluctantly takes off with their young son. Stomping through New York, the boy at her (high) heels, Gloria’s no sparrow: A tough-talking, chain-smoking hard luck dame and the ex-girlfriend of a gangster, she knows how relentless and brutal their pursuers are. From the bravura opening tracking shot of Manhattan that zeroes in on Gloria, through a stunning succession of low-rent locations, the movie is steeped in New York grit and attitude. When Gloria realizes that the boy may be her last chance to regain her humanity, the film also reveals its heart. —M. Fox

Two Minute Warning (1976) A Woman Under the Influence (1974) Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) Machine Gun McCain (1970) Faces (1968) Tony Rome (1967) A Child Is Waiting (1963) Lonely Are the Brave (1962) The Spiral Road (1962) The High Cost of Loving (1958)

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ADMISSIONS USA Melissa Painter ANTARES Austria Götz Spielmann BATTLEGROUND: 21 DAYS ON THE EMPIRE’S EDGE USA Stephen Marshall BLOODLINES USA Oleg Harencar

GANGES: RIVER TO HEAVEN USA/India Gayle Ferraro

RED DIAPER BABY USA Doug Pray

THE HOTEL VENUS Japan Hideta Takahata

SALVADOR ALLENDE Belgium/France/Germany/Spain Patricio Guzman

JUJULUV USA Lisbon O. Okafor

HARDWOOD DREAMS: TEN YEARS LATER USA Fredric Golding HEAD-ON Germany Faith Akin

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HERE Croatia Zrinko Ogresta

JARMARK EUROPA Germany Minze Tummescheit

GUMS AND NOSES South Africa Craig Freimond

BLUES DIVAS: ODETTA USA Robert Mugge

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FOUR SHADES OF BROWN Sweden Tomas Alfredson

THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE USA Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast

BLUES DIVAS: BETTYE LAVETTE USA Robert Mugge

CITIZEN STAN USA Patty Sharaf

EBBA & TORGNY AND LOVE’S WONDROUS WAYS USA Johan Palmgren, Åsa Blanck

SAMT USA Rob Nilsson STELLA STREET UK/USA Peter Richardson

MY STEP BROTHER FRANKENSTEIN Russia Valery Todorovsky

SYRIAN BRIDE Israel Eran Riklis

THE NOMI SONG Germany Andrew Horn

TIMBUKTOUBAB Mali/USA Markus James

PROFESSIONAL REVOLUTIONARY: THE LIFE OF SAUL WELLMAN USA Judith Montell

WHITE RAINBOW India Dharan Mandrayar ZOHRE AND MANOUCHEHR Iran/France Mitra Farahani

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WORLD CINEMA / US CINEMA I remain one thing and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.- -Charlie Chaplin

OUR MUSIC France Jean-Luc Godard

WORLD CINEMA CANARY Iran Javad Ardanaki CAPE OF GOOD HOPE South Africa Mark Bamford CATERINA IN THE BIG CITY Italy Paolo Virzi THE CHORUS (Les Choristes) France/Switzerland Christopher Barratier COLD LIGHT Iceland Hilmar Oddsson FINDING NEVERLAND UK/USA Marc Forster FOUR SHADES OF BROWN Sweden Tomas Alfredson GUMS AND NOSES South Africa Craig Freimond

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THE PYTHON Latvia Laila Pakalnina

ADMISSIONS Melissa Painter

ROBBING PETER Mexico Mario de la Vega

THE BIG RED ONE: THE RECONSTRUCTION Samuel Fuller

STAGE BEAUTY USA/UK Richard Eyre

BLUES DIVAS: BETTYE LAVETTE Robert Mugge

STELLA STREET USA/UK Peter Richardson

BLUES DIVAS: ODETTA Robert Mugge

STORY UNDONE Iran/Ireland Hassan Yektapanah

CROSS BRONX Larry Golin

SWORD IN THE MOON South Korea Kim Eui-seok SYRIAN BRIDE Israel Eran Riklis A TALE OF TWO SISTERS South Korea Kim Jee-woon VERA DRAKE UK Mike Leigh

HEAD-ON Germany Fatih Akin HERE Croatia Zrinko Ogresta THE HOTEL VENUS Japan Hideta Takahata THE HUMAN TOUCH Australia Paul Cox

P.S. Dylan Kidd PURGATORY HOUSE Cindy Baer RED DIAPER BABY Doug Pray

THE SNOW WALKER Charles Martin Smith

THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast

UNDERTOW David Gordon Green

IMAGINARY HEROES Dan Harris

IN YOUR HANDS Denmark Annette K. Olesen

MISSION MOVIE Lise Swenson

DEATH & TEXAS Kevin DiNovis

I ` HUCKABEES David O. Russell

ZAMAN, THE MAN FROM THE REEDS Iraq Amer Alwan

THE MACHINIST Brad Anderson

SAMT Rob Nilsson

HUMAN ERROR Robert M. Young

YOTAMA FLIES AWAY Venezuela Luis Armando Roche

KINSEY Bill Condon

THE CUTTING EDGE: THE MAGIC OF MOVIE EDITING Wendy Apple

HAIR HIGH Bill Plympton

WHITE RAINBOW India Dharan Mandrayar

KING OF THE CORNER Peter Riegert

JUJULUV Lisbon O. Okafor

UNKNOWN SOLDIER Ferenc Toth WILDERNESS SURVIVAL FOR GIRLS Eli Despres, Kim Roberts WINTER SOLSTICE Josh Sternfeld THE WOODSMAN Nicole Kassell

KONTROLL Hungary Nimród Antal MAMA’S GUEST Iran Dariush Mehrjui MOOLAADÈ Senegal/France Ousmane Sembene MY STEP BROTHER FRANKENSTEIN Russia Valery Todorovsky NOBODY KNOWS Japan Hirokazu Kore-Eda

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MONDOVINO France/USA Jonathan Nossiter MY BROTHER, NATHANIEL USA Simeon Hutner

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THE NOMI SONG Germany Andrew Horn

10 ON TEN Iran Abbas Kiarostami ARNA’S CHILDREN Israel Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel BATTLEGROUND: 21 DAYS ON THE EMPIRE’S EDGE USA Stephen Marshall THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL USA Liz Mermin BORN INTO BROTHELS: CALCUTTA’S RED LIGHT KIDS India/USA Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski

PROFESSIONAL REVOLUTIONARY: THE LIFE OF SAUL WELLMAN USA Judith Montell SALVADOR ALLENDE Belgium/France/Germany/ Spain Patricio Guzman TIMBUKTOUBAB Mali/USA Markus James

Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

WITCHES IN EXILE USA Allison Berg ZOHRE AND MANOUCHEHR Iran/France Mitra Farahani

CITIZEN STAN USA Patty Sharaf COSMIC AFRICA South Africa Craig Foster, Damon Foster EBBA & TORGNY AND LOVE’S WONDROUS WAYS USA Johan Palmgren, Åsa Blanck THE FUTURE OF FOOD USA Deborah Koons Garcia GANGES: RIVER TO HEAVEN USA/India Gayle Ferraro HARDWOOD DREAMS: TEN YEARS LATER USA Fredric Golding

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DEATH & TEXAS USA Kevin DiNovis FIVE Iran Abbas Kiarostami The Beauty Academy of Kabul

HI DE HO SHOW USA HUMAN ERROR USA Robert M. Young PRIMER USA Shane Carruth

JARMARK EUROPA Germany Minze Tummescheit THE LADIES’ ROOM Iran Mahnaz Afzali

PUBLIC DOMAIN Canada Kris Lefcoe PURGATORY HOUSE USA Cindy Baer

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE USA Antoine Fuqua M. C. RICHARDS: THE FIRE WITHIN USA Richard Kane MOJADOS: THROUGH THE NIGHT Mexico/USA Tommy Davis

SAMT USA Rob Nilsson TARNATION USA Jonathan Caouette

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“All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.”— Eugene Pallette in My Man Godfrey

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CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the Children’s FilmFest! This year’s crop of films for children and families is rich and diverse. Viewers of all ages will be fascinated by stories of pirates in an animated French feature; the beauty of the Swedish lakes and the mystery of Islamic kids in Denmark. Free ice cream and the return of our hands-on filmmaking workshops for young people round out another fun family experience.

The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to present the 10th Annual Children’s Filmfest.

you determine whether a program is appropriate for your family.

ABOUT SUBTITLES To enhance our younger audiences’ appreciation of foreign films appearing in the Children’s FilmFest, we provide simultaneous subtitle reading by professional vocal artists for many of the films that are not in English. At the Smith Rafael Film Center, subtitled children’s programs can be heard through individual earphones; at the Regency Theatre, subtitle reading is spoken over a general sound system, and all audience members hear it. To avoid confusion and disappointment, please refer to the film listings below for subtitle information on individual programs. A G E R E C O M M E N D AT I O N S Please bear in mind that the age ranges assigned to children’s films (found at the end of each program description) are merely suggested recommendations based on careful assessment of tone, subject matter, language and other content that may be of concern to parents. Although we are very experienced in assigning these age designations, we also recognize that every child is different and every parent has different standards. Please use these recommendations as a guide to help

To quickly identify kid-friendly films, look for the special Children’s FilmFest icon throughout the program:

FILMS Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under), unless otherwise indicated. BLACK MÓR’S ISLAND Sunday Oct 10 2pm Raf BLAC10R Saturday Oct 16 10:45am Reg BLAC16S In French with English subtitles EMMA AND DANIEL—THE MEETING Sunday Oct 10 11:15am Reg EMMA10S Wednesday Oct 13 5pm Raf EMMA13R In Swedish with English subtitles LET’S PLAY… Sunday Oct 17 11:30am Raf LETS17R In English, Serbo-Croatian, Urdu, Swahili, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Japanese and Swedish with English subtitles SEASON IN THE SUN Monday Oct 11 4pm Reg SEAS11S In Korean with English subtitles

Emma and Daniel—The Meeting

TAINÁ 2: A NEW AMAZON ADVENTURE Saturday Oct 9 2pm Reg TAIN09S Friday Oct 15 4:30pm Raf TAIN15R In Portuguese with English subtitles TOP HAT AND TALES Sunday Oct 10 10:30am Raf TOPH10R In English, Polish and Spanish with English subtitles WALLAH BE Saturday Oct 9 11:30am Reg WALL09S Thursday Oct 14 5pm Raf WALL14R In Danish with English subtitles YOSHINO’S BARBERSHOP Tuesday Oct 12 4:45pm Raf YOSH12R In Japanese with English subtitles ZAFIR Sunday Oct 17 11am Reg ZAFI17S In Danish with English subtitles

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A CT I V I T I E S SCRIPT TO SCREEN: YOUNG FILMMAKERS’ WORKSHOP Saturday Oct 9 10am–4pm (Bring Your Own Lunch)

Art Works Downtown Annex 1323 Fourth Street, San Rafael $125 WORK09A Limited enrollment. Ages 8 to 13. This comprehensive workshop gives kids the opportunity to work as both cast and crew in their own fiction film and participate in nearly every stage of the filmmaking process. W H AT ’ S U P ? D O C S ! Sunday Oct 10 10am–4pm (Bring Your Own Lunch)

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Art Works Downtown Annex 1323 Fourth Street, San Rafael $100 WORK10A Limited enrollment. Ages 8 to 13. In this full-day workshop, kids will learn how to make a documentary film, from selecting subjects to interviewing and filming real people and places. PROPAGANDA: THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE DIGITAL VIDEO WORKSHOP FOR TEENS Saturdays and Sundays Oct 9, 10, 16 and 17 10am–6pm (Lunch Will Be Provided) All four days required

Intel Computer Clubhouse Sponsored by Autodesk San Rafael $140 WORK09I Limited enrollment. Ages 14 to 18. Political advertising has been called the primary mode of public address. Since the 1950s, the presidency has been won largely through TV images. From corporations to nonprofits to presidents, it’s the first method used to mass distribute messages or change the balance of power. Participants will review and create political ads for the upcoming presidential election or for a favorite social issue. Students will learn storyboarding, setting up a camera and filming, lighting and sound, digital video and sound editing, title and animation creation.

[YOUTH FOCUS 2004] The Mill Valley Film Festival has a long history of youth involvement. In addition to our Children’s FilmFest and our youth-juried and -produced reel, Barbie, Frankenstein and Friends, many Festival films are inspired by or focus on young people from all over the world. 5@5: Sweet 16 Blues (see page 76)

Hardwood Dreams (see page 86)

Admissions (see page 77)

Nobody Knows (see page 93)

Arna’s Children (see page 78)

Purgatory House (see page 94)

The Blue Butterfly (see page 80)

The Python (see page 94)

Born Into Brothels (see page 81)

Tarnation (see page 98)

Canary (see page 81)

Unknown Soldier (see page 99)

Caterina In the Big City (see page 82)

Wilderness Survival for Girls (see page 100)

Cross Bronx (see page 83)

CHI LDREN’S FILMFEST EVENTS OPENING CELEBRATION OPENING FESTIVITIES Saturday Oct 9 Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley 11am–1pm Film and Party TAIN09A $15 adults $12 children Reg Film Only TAIN09S $10 adults $8 children

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The Festival isn’t just for adults. Join us for the North American Premiere of Tainá 2: A New Amazon Adventure, the breathtaking sequel to Tainá: An Amazon Adventure. This opening event will include refreshments, balloon sculpting and face painting, and the stage-show comedy The Wizard School of Art and Science.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL Saturday Oct 16 Court Street Plaza, San Rafael 2–4pm FREE with any 2004 Children’s FilmFest ticket stub What’s your flavor? Stop by and enjoy this sweet Saturday afternoon with ice cream, refreshments and treats on the plaza by Coldstone Creamery.

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THE FUTURE OF INDEPENDENT FILM I N A G L O B A L C O R P O R AT E E C O N O M Y Saturday Oct 9 11am–1pm $15 LAB09R Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael Limited Seating The odds against completing a film, let alone getting theatrical release, are always daunting. And there are other challenges: Specialty distributors are increasingly owned by conglomerates, the international market is in flux, the DVD phenomenon may be artificially propping up the theatrical market. This panel of established filmmakers, distributors, sales agents, acquisition executives, producers and exhibitors will explore the specialty film market and the complex relationship between art and commerce. The purpose here is to provide filmmakers with valuable information to help navigate the business side of the independent film world. Sponsored by SAGIndie Invited Guests: Finn Taylor, director, Dream with the Fishes, Cherish Peter Riegert, director, King of the Corner; actor, Sopranos, Crossing Delancey, Hi-Life Gary Meyer, co-founder, Landmark Theatres; operator, The Balboa Theater; festival programmer Richard Guardian, principal, Lightning Entertainment, sales/international distribution Moderator: Peter Belsito, executive vice president and co-founder, Film Finders

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21st CENTURY CINEMA Sunday Oct 10 3–5pm $15 LAB10T 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley With a confident flourish, director-authors—neophytes and masters alike—are upping the ante of aesthetics and narrative in what seems like a watershed year for new cinema. The revolution comes of age: Join in the discussion with this group of innovators who are jumpstarting the look of twenty-first century cinema. Invited Guests: Cindy Baer, director, Purgatory House Celeste Davis, writer, actor, Purgatory House Rob Nilsson, director, SAMT Robert M. Young, director, Human Error Jonathan Caouette, director, Tarnation Moderator: Wendy Levy, filmmaker, film professor

MASTER CLASS WITH ALBERT MAYSLES Sunday Oct 10 4–6pm $15 LAB10R Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael Limited Seating With his late brother, David, Albert Maysles started a documentary revolution in the early 1960s. Using handheld cameras and lightweight sound equipment they pioneered an approach that was both immediate and spontaneous, and direct cinema was born. For emerging filmmakers as well as

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seasoned professionals, this is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the foremost documentary makers. Maysles will speak of past and current projects, leaving ample time for class discussion. A rare chance to work with this dynamic artist. Sponsored by Kodak

ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS Saturday Oct 16 11am–1pm $15 LAB16T 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley It’s the role of the artist to speak the unspoken. Through their art, they reach us in new and innovative ways. Arguably, art is by its very nature political: But there are some who take risks by going the extra mile regardless of commercial concerns. This panel looks at the role of the artist as activist: what they do, how they do it and how they hope to change our lives—whether it’s hitting the campaign trail, traveling to swing states or engaging with people through screenings, discussions, concerts and blogs. Invited Guests: Bill Jersey, director, A Time for Burning, Superchief: The Life & Legacy of Earl Warren Deborah Koons Garcia, director, The Future of Food Robert Scheer, journalist, columnist Moderator: Richard Peterson, director of programming, Smith Rafael Film Center

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GUMBY DHARMA USA 2004 74 Mins Saturday Oct 16 3pm Thr GUMB16T Director Robina Marchesi Producer/Director of Animation Tim Hittle CoProducer/Cinematographer Klara Grunning-Harris Editor Liza Maine Seybold One of the great American icons is, well, green. And sort of angular. And has a buddy called Pokey. Gumby is the claymation creation of Art Clokey, who, for Clokey, represents “the inner soul of everybody, all children and adults.” The genesis, development and story of this big-hearted little character is beautifully captured in Robina Marchesi’s dharmic portrait of Gumby and his creator—and Clokey’s extraordinary life and times provide an intriguing insight into the artist who shapes the clay. The influence and inspiration that Gumby has wielded in the world of animation is legendary; interviews with the likes of Ray Harryhausen, Dallas McKennon (the long time voice of Gumby)—plus a few candid moments with Gumby himself— make this a must-see for all Gumby aficionados.

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opening night Our Opening Night sets the tone for the Festival, and this year we are delighted to present Finding Neverland and I ` Huckabees. A stellar Opening Night for the 27th Mill Valley Film Festival.

FINDING NEVERLAND

I ` HUCKABEES

UK/USA 2004 101 MINS

USA 2004 106 MINS

Thursday Oct 7 7:30pm Cin Film Only $20 FIND07S Film and Gala $125 FIND07P

Thursday Oct 7 7pm Raf Film Only $20 HUCK07R Film and Gala $125 HUCK07P

Director Marc Forster Producers Nellie Bellflower, Richard N. Gladstein Screenwriter David Magee Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer Cast Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman Print Source Miramax

Director David O. Russell Producers David O. Russell, Gregory Goodman, Scott Rudin Screenwriters David O. Russell, Jeff Baena Cinematographer Peter Deming Cast Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts Print Source Fox Searchlight

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell are happy icons of child wonderment, while their eccentric inventor, British playwright J.M. Barrie, seems a historical footnote. In director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball) latest film, Johnny Depp creates an inspired portrait of the fanciful genius whose theatrical failures were as notorious as his scandalous affection for a young widow (Kate Winslet). Dustin Hoffman is featured as Barrie‘s producer, Julie Christie as the widow’s severe mother. Based on Allan Knee’s original play, “The Man Who Was Peter Pan,” this deeply shaded exploration of Barrie’s heedless extramarital attraction is consistently delicious due to Roberto Schaefer’s sumptuous cinematography. A fine interweave of fantasy and troubled romantic journey. —P. Stack

Colliding coincidences and tussling polarities in love and politics are a cinematic playground in this comedy by writer-director David O. Russell (Three Kings, Flirting with Disaster, Spanking the Monkey). With his pushy dicta and bad poetry, environmental leader Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) is no match for nemesis Brad Stand (Jude Law), a smooth corporate type for superstore chain Huckabees, which has a penchant for development. “Existential detectives” (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) investigate deeper motivations while the plot thickens as Albert befriends radical fireman Tommy Corn (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad gets on with Huckabees’ fleshly spokesmodel Dawn (Naomi Watts). Isabelle Huppert coolly weighs in as a French intellectual, and cartoonish visual bits punctuate this sassy piece of culture crit. —P. Stack

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OPENING NIGHT GALA Thurs Oct 7 9pm–12am Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley Opening Night Film and Party $125 (see above) The Mill Valley Community Center graciously provides the backdrop to the opening of one of the world’s premier film events. Rub elbows with celebrities and filmmakers and allow Barbara Llewellyn Catering to delight your palate. Delicious wines and specialty drinks by RedRum, Voodoo Spice Rum, Jolly Roger and Rodnik Vodka and a lineup of hot bands playing eclectic jazz, hip lounge and dance tunes complete this fitting welcome to our filmmakers and special guests. The Opening Night Gala is an unforgettable start to our 11-day tribute to independent international cinema.

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Christopher B. Smith FRIDAY OCT 8 6:45pm P.S. Reg Film Only $15 PS08S Film and Reception OAC $40 PS08P 7pm Kinsey Reg Film Only $15 KINS08S Film and Reception OAC $40 KINS08P 9–11pm Reception Only OAC $30 SPOT08 Reception at the Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, follows Spotlight program

This special Spotlight program celebrates a vintage year for Laura Linney, one of the great leading ladies of her generation. Linney is a consummate actress, breathing life into her characters with a rare grace and perception that has gained her both respect and accolades. An alumna of both Smith and Julliard, she lives up to her heritage well, consistently creating work as insightful and well crafted as it is intelligent. Stellar projects such as Tales of the City, Primal Fear, The Truman Show and The Laramie Project have consistently confirmed her talent. Her brilliant performance in You Can Count on Me garnered Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for best actress, and her work with the much-feted ensemble cast of Mystic River firmly establishes her place among the best.

LAURA LINNEY FILMOGRAPHY Kinsey (2004) P.S. (2004) The Life of David Gale (2003) Love Actually (2003)

Tonight’s Spotlight is on her shining performances in her two latest films, P.S. and Kinsey. Linney will be present for a short interview prior to the screening of P.S. and for a Q&A following Kinsey, with director Bill Condon also attending. An elegant reception follows at the Outdoor Art Club, the Arts and Crafts–style building that celebrates its hundredth anniversary this year. Enjoy an evening of specialty cocktails, live entertainment and delicious gourmet food catered by Chef de Cuisine Catering.

Mystic River (2003) The Laramie Project (2002) Mothman Prophecies (2002) The House of Mirth (2001) Touched (2000) You Can Count on Me (2000) Lush (1999) The Truman Show (1998) Absolute Power (1997) Primal Fear (1996) Congo (1995) A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

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closing night After 11 days of cinema and celebration, round out the 2004 Festival with two more exceptional films.

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

IMAGINARY HEROES

USA 2004 108 MINS

USA 2004 117 MINS

Sunday Oct 17 5pm Raf Film Only $20 LIGH17R Film and Party $65 LIGH17P

Sunday Oct 17 5pm Reg Film Only $20 IMAG17S Film and Party $65 IMAG17P

Director Antoine Fuqua Producers Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick, Margaret Bodde Cinematographer Lisa Rinzler Editors Bob Eisenhardt, Keith Salmon Cast B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples, Aerosmith Print Source Sony Pictures Classics

Director/Screenwriter Dan Harris Producers Illana Diamant, Art Linson Cinematographer Tim Orr Editor James Lyons Cast Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams Print Source Sony Pictures Classics

Listen to this: Natalie Cole sings “Saint Louis Blues.” India.Arie sings “Strange Fruit.” Macy Gray does “Hound Dog.” Buddy Guy and Angelique Kidjo riff on “Voodoo Chile.” Then come Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Bonnie Raitt, the Neville Brothers, Robert Cray and the ultimate in blues royalty, B. B. King. This lineup should give you goosebumps. This 2003, once-in-a-lifetime Radio City Music Hall concert is a celebration, reunion and benediction of the blues, gorgeously captured by Antoine Fuqua as part of the epic Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues project. Each satisfyingly fulllength song is interspersed with intimate film clips of rehearsal sessions and late blues greats telling it like it is. For this one, run don’t walk. Seriously. —J. Campbell

From screenwriter-turned-director Dan Harris (X2) comes Imaginary Heroes, a darkly funny film that strips away the outer layers of an ordinary American family to reveal the hidden inner core. The façade is annihilated by a shocking tragedy that opens locked doors, unleashing the secrets that have haunted the family for decades, and sets each member on an ironic course of self-discovery. Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels are pitch perfect as the misguided parents, and Emile Hirsch is wonderful as the son who carries the burden of a well-tuned eye on his family’s internal anguish. Reminiscent of Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Harris etches a portrait of the American family that resonates with the trials of domestic life. —J. O’ Mahony

[ C L O S I N G N I G H T PA R T Y ] Sun Oct 17 7:30–10:30pm Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael Party Only $55 PARTY17 Closing Night Film and Party $65 (see above) It’s a wrap party! After the screenings, come carouse amid the gardens and open spaces of the fabulous Osher/Marin Jewish Community Center. In association with ActiveMusic, we are thrilled to present an all-star musical evening with

the Lightning in a Bottle Blues Band, a gathering of local musicians and special guests from the film, formed exclusively for this night. Fine international wines, beverages by Stella Artois and Rodnik Vodka and delicious food from more

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than a half-dozen restaurants and caterers will be on hand, including Avance Tapas Bar and Restaurant, Metro Crepes, Chef de Cuisine Catering, Bogies Café, Rafters Grille & Brewery, Salute e Vita Ristorante, and Food is Art Catering

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5@5: I CAN’T STOP LOVIN’ YOU

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Total Program 85 Mins

Tuesday Oct 12 5pm Reg 5AT512S

Friday Oct 15 5pm Reg 5AT515S

Desire comes in all forms. Saevar Sigurdsson’s Money (6 mins) is a fast-paced comedy about a man walking a moral tightrope. In Michael Barnes’ Time and Space (4 mins), a boy creates a world to escape his parent’s arguing; a son discovers his father’s hidden life of violence in Wynn Padula’s Rainbow Klansmen (8 mins). In Jennifer Goyette’s The Lazy Assassin (10 mins), a hired gun’s flaws are his saving grace; a funeral director finds comfort in talking to the dead in Ben Rock’s Conversations (17 mins). In Carla Gutierrez’s Time Lost (18 mins) innocence itself is a secret; in Nicole Barnette’s The Greener Grass (25 mins) a perfectly happy new father expresses some hidden regrets. —N. Kelly and K. Yamamoto

Holding on to love isn’t easy. In Jay Bogdanowitsch’s Tea Time (6 mins), love of mankind is about strategy; Nigel Atkinson and Huw Davies’ The Perpetual Twilight of Gregor Black (11 mins) follows the pursuit of illicit love. In Darcy Yuille’s Blue Poles (16 mins), a couple finds out what love’s got to do with it; in Christine J. Russo’s A Woman Reported (5 mins), a woman pays for loving the unacceptable. Actors mix reality and makebelieve in Ackel Stephane’s Trick (5 mins); an elderly man finds love via the Net, in Alex Holmes’s Out on the Tiles (14 mins). In Tahnee McGuire’s The Bridesmaid (8 mins), maternal and romantic love conflict; in Moon Zappa’s Ugly (20 mins), a woman will do anything for love. —N. Kelly and K. Yamamoto

5@5: I’M MOVIN’ ON

5@5: SWEET SIXTEEN BLUES

Total Program 86 Mins

Total Program 86 Mins

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Thursday Oct 14 5pm Reg 5AT514S

An array of characters leap at a second chance. In Brad Ableson’s Save Virgil (14 mins), a man falls disastrously in love; a boy who has been sitting on life’s sidelines takes a courageous step back into action in Johan Brisinger’s Passing Hearts (15 mins). In Lila Place’s Each One Teach One (7 mins), a one-time gang member gets out of prison and sets a dynamic example; in Paul Gay’s Catalina View (9 mins), a toll taker sees his life change in an instant. A new way of looking at nature is created in Benita Raphan’s The Critical Path (14 mins); in Sarah Gyllenstierna’s I’m Your Man (27 mins), a con artist changes a couple’s relationship forever. —N. Kelly and K. Yamamoto

In this wry collection, young people grapple with adult concerns. A little girl discovers her mother has disappeared in Karen Price’s gone (12 mins). James Pellerito’s Tides (15 mins) is a contemporary neorealistic tale of abandonment. In Beth Armstrong’s Tackle (9 mins), a preteen boy fabricates a parent-pleasing identity; a young woman resists the unwelcome attentions of men, in James Sereno’s visually compelling Silent Years (12 mins). In Dominic Koletes’ hauntingly realistic, intriguingly told This Woman’s Work (38 mins), a pregnant young woman takes her fate into her own hands. —N. Kelly and K. Yamamoto

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5@5: YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

5@5: TAKE THESE CHAINS FROM MY HEART

Total Program 84 Mins

Total Program 86 Mins

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Friday Oct 8 5pm Reg 5AT508S

Fantasy meets reality and ends up on the fringes. Lawren BancroftWilson’s Our New Toy (13 mins) is like a Stephen King version of Toy Story. In Jason Reitman’s Consent (6 mins), modern romance takes on hilarious proportions. Glenn Cowan’s For F**k’s Sake (9 mins) features sex kittens that clutter a man’s imagination—until his girlfriend cleans house. In Jesse Epstein’s amusing and disturbing Wet Dreams and False Images (11 mins), male fantasies are put to the harsh test of reality. Harrison Chad’s daring and dramatic The Brother (15 mins) portrays a vicious sibling rivalry. And in John Nein’s Wedding Toast (30 mins), a best man struggles with an epic case of writer’s block. —N. Kelly and K. Yamamoto

Sometimes humorous, sometimes profound, the highs and lows of the human condition are explored. In Rob Pearlstein’s Our Time Is Up (15 mins), a psychiatrist takes control, radically changing his therapeutic technique; everything that can go wrong does, in Alister Grierson’s Burning Ambition (15 mins). Animation takes center stage in both Peter Sved’s Crawlspace (8 mins), which tells the story of a man who dreams of water, and Sejong Park’s Birthday Boy (10 mins), an antiwar story. Dawn Westlake’s A Life of Death (8 mins) is a moving visual commentary on war; in Suzi Yoonessi’s Vern (30 mins), an unknown artist is transformed into something greater than himself. —N. Kelly and K. Yamamoto

ADMISSIONS

10 ON TEN Iran 2004 87 Mins

USA 2004 92 Mins

Sunday Oct 10 11am Thr TEN10T Tuesday Oct 12 8:30pm Raf TEN12R

Saturday Oct 9 9pm Reg ADMI09S Monday Oct 11 6:30pm Reg ADMI11S

Director/Cinematographer Abbas Kiarostami Producer MK2 Print Source Mk2 International

Director Melissa Painter Producer Annette Vait Screenwriter Dawn O’Leary Cinematographer Paul Ryan Editor Rob Frazen Cast Lauren Ambrose, Amy Madigan, Christopher Lloyd, Fran Kranz, Taylor Roberts, John Savage Print Source Luminous Entertainment

In 10 on Ten, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (A Taste of Cherry) gives us an incisive look at his unique method of filmmaking and offers up an intimate reflection on cinema and on life in general. 10 refers to the 10 lessons on the creative process of his films and uses his award-winning film Ten as the point of departure. The viewer is afforded a unique opportunity to accompany Kiarostami as he drives through the stark landscapes of some of his films, sharing his innermost thoughts along the way. 10 on Ten is a liberating, inspiring blueprint for a new era of filmmaking and an alternative to the bloated excess of the Hollywood formula. —K. Clement

Precocious Evie is applying to the best schools, is adored by a great guy, and harbors a dark secret. Isolated from the activities of a high school girl, she lives in a fantasy world with her mentally disabled sister, Emily. Evie and her distracted mother focus their attention on Emily’s happiness, believing that an extraordinary genius will appear. Unable to cope, Evie mounts an unusual rebellion. Directed by Bay Area native Melissa Painter, Admissions is a wonderful coming-of-age film with a keen eye on the teenage girl’s internal struggles through a painful reality that fantasy cannot conceal. Lauren Ambrose is charismatic as Evie, in this story of redemption and family healing. —M. Amara Simon Sponsored by Hartmann Studios

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(Awlad Arna) Israel 2003 85 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 9:15pm Raf ANTA09R Monday Oct 11 9:15pm Raf ANTA11R

Saturday Oct 9 11am Reg ARNA09S Monday Oct 11 8:45pm Raf ARNA11R

Director Götz Spielmann Producers Erich Lackner, Wulf Flemming Screenwriter Goetz Spielmann Cast Petra Morze, Andreas Patton, Harry Prinz Print Source Austrian Film Commission

Directors Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel Producers Osnat Trabelsi, Pieter van Huystee Screenwriters Juliano Mer Khamis, Danniel Danniel Cinematographers Khamis, Hana Abu Shaada, Uri Shteinitz Editor Obbe Verwer Print Source THINKFilm

Austrian director Götz Spielmann’s hard-hitting reflection on the passion and despair associated with love and sexual attraction is told in three interlocking stories that all take place in a Viennese public housing community. The story opens with a controversial lens on sexual exploration and exploitation. Eva is a nurse who lives a provincial life with her husband and daughter, until her adulterous fling with Tomasz. Alex and Nicole are divorced, but Alex violently holds on to the past as Nicole attempts desperately to separate herself from his wrath. Crippled by jealousy, Sonja feigns pregnancy in order to harness her philandering husband, Marco. Subtle and complex, Antares is an unapologetic analysis on the ties that bind modern relationships. Contains sexually explicit content. —R. Marchesi

Filmed over the course of 13 years, Arna’s Children documents the legacy of Arna Mer Khamis‘ work with the children of Jenin who, for a brief moment, taste freedom through self-expression in the alternative theater Arna founded and ran with the help of her son, prominent IsraeliPalestinian actor-director Juliano Mer Khamis. Blending old footage with film shot in the aftermath of the 2002 Israeli invasion of the camp seven years after his mother’s death, Khamis crafts a riveting portrait of Arna’s “children,” and with unblinking honesty reveals their fates and the devastating reality of occupation. —D. Quinones Co-presented with Arab Film Festival

BARBIE, FRANKENSTEIN AND FRIENDS

BATTLEGROUND: 21 DAYS ON THE EMPIRE’S EDGE

(2004 Youth Reel) Total Program 89 Mins

USA 2004 82 Mins Saturday Oct 9 3pm Thr BATT09T Saturday Oct 16 3:45pm Raf BATT16R

Saturday Oct 16 11am Raf BARB16R

Director/Cinematographer Stephen Marshall Producers Lisa Hsu, Anthony Lappe Editors Stephen Marshall, Leo Cullen Print Source Guerrilla News Network

With a whopping 119 entries, our 2004 peer jury of youth have come up with an eclectic program of 15 shorts from all over the country, many focused on the San Francisco Bay Area. Included are: Michael Patten‘s Life, by M. Patten; California Education Budget Crisis by P. Nissim; The Fair Share by C. Janusch; It Takes a Village by J. Shapiro; The Telemarketer by B. Kleiman and S. Alcabes; Aisle 7 by S. Fuller; Ghosty Ghosty by A. Geering-Kline, N. Sonfield; PSA by W. Yu; I’m an Asian American by N. Chim; A Song for Our Lady by A. Wesman; Untitled by S. Cortes; Urban Frankenstein and Bloodlust by G. S. Rosenthal; Barbie by L. Ripley. —J. Morrison

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Intense, emotional and fascinating from the first frames to the last, Battleground goes beyond media madness and political posturing into the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people and of American soldiers stationed on the front lines, to examine how the conflict has changed lives. Frank, a former anti-Saddam guerrilla and torture victim exiled for 13 years, finally returns to Iraq to see his family; Iraqis living without water or electricity wonder what has happened to their home in the name of “freedom and democracy”; American soldiers offer surprisingly candid views about the war. Shot over three weeks in late 2003, this superb documentary offers a real-world perspective you simply won’t see anywhere outside the Middle East. —B. Peterson

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THE BEAUTIFUL WASHING MACHINE

THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL

(Mei Li De Xi Yi Ji) Malaysia 2004 113 Mins

USA 2004 74 Mins Monday Oct 11 7pm Reg BEAU11S Saturday Oct 16 4pm Reg BEAU16S

Friday Oct 8 8:45pm Raf WASH08R Sunday Oct 10 6pm Reg WASH10S

Director/Editor Liz Mermin Producers Nigel Noble, Liz Mermin Cinematographer Lynda Hall Print Source Wellspring Media

Director/Screenwriter James Lee Producer Lorna Tee Cinematographer Teoh Gay Hian Editor Grace Tan Cast Loh Bok Lai, Patrick Teoh, Amy Len Print Source Taiwan Film & Culture Association

After years spent under the burka, a group of Afghan women raise lipstick and perm rods to the level of political protest. Six American beauticians, including several Afghan exiles, volunteer to establish Kabul’s first post-Taliban beauty school, and the women line up, hoping to become students. Some of them have run backroom salons for years, in violation of Taliban law, while others are searching for a way to rebuild their wartorn lives. As the women juggle poverty, controlling husbands, armed guards and a city in ruins, the spa-like school becomes a protected space filled with tension, laughter and tears. Beautifully shot, the film is a testimony to the strength, courage and moxie of Afghani women today. —C. Lozano

Numerous influences are at play in this singular viewing experience. To tell the two-tiered story of a pair of dysfunctional households—both sporting the same model of washing machine—and the mysterious mute woman who suddenly appears in each home, writer-director James Lee employs Jim Jarmusch’s deadpan dialogue, Tsai Ming-Liang’s elegantly composed shots and David Lynch’s multileveled surrealism. Combining these hallmark characteristics with his own style and sensibility—laconic characters, a fascination with supermarket aisles and hospital corridors and an abiding concern about modern-day alienation—Lee fashions an elusive but never alienating or pretentious film. The unnamed and wordless female protagonist never utters a word, but The Beautiful Washing Machine speaks volumes. —R. Armstrong

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Total Program 77 Mins

USA 1980/2004 159 Mins

Friday Oct 8 5pm Thr BEST08T

Saturday Oct 9 5:15pm Raf BIG09R

Three telling, compelling tales about individuals with a boundless passion for sports. In Julie Wyman’s Buoyant (28 mins), a phantasmagorical homage to the supersized talents of the Padded Lilies, an Oakland-based synchronized swimming troupe, voluminous bodies rise, lovely and graceful, to meet all challenges. Sport, fate and mortality are thoughtfully considered in Sally Rubin’s The Last Mountain (23 mins), which revisits her riskdriven father’s mysterious death in a hiking accident and reveals unexpected questions about the fears that led her father to his tragic fate. Director Mark Rinehart follows two intrepid jumpers from canyons to bridges to skyscrapers, as they explain their death-defying drive in Jumpers (26 mins), an eye-popping heart-stopping journey into the sport of BASE jumping. —D. Pardo

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Director/Screenwriter Samuel Fuller Reconstruction Producers Richard Schickel, Brian Jamieson Cinematographer Adam Greenberg Editor Morton Tubor Cast Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward Print Source Warner Bros. American master Samuel Fuller (1912–1997) based his dream project on personal experience as a WWII infantryman, but saw his intimate epic extensively shortened before its 1980 release. Reconstructed with 45 Mins of restored footage, this “fuller” Fuller emerges timelier than ever—and as one of our finest antiwar movies. Lee Marvin is terrific as the seasoned sergeant ushering his young squad through North Africa, Sicily, D-day and the ultimate liberation of the death camps. The hardboiled action is now augmented with more humor and feeling, and the greater prominence of orphaned children eloquently illustrates Fuller’s belief that the sole glory in war is survival. It’s a vision only an artist who had lived it could render. —R. Peterson

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BLOODLINES

(L’Ile De Black Mór) France 2004 85 Mins

USA 2004 105 Mins Saturday Oct 9 11:15am Raf BLOO09R Wednesday Oct 13 6:30pm Raf BLOO13R

Sunday Oct 10 2pm Raf BLAC10R Saturday Oct 16 10:45am Reg BLAC16S

Director Oleg Harencar Producer Mykola Kniazhitsky Screenwriters Oleg Harencar, Ondrej Sulaj Cinematographer Jan Duris Editor Patti Tauscher Cast Rudolf Martin, Monika Hilmerova, Sally Kirkland Print Source Maxwell Productions

Director Jean-Francois Laguionie Producers Gaspard de Chavagnac, Patrick Moine Screenwriters Jean-François Laguionie, Anik Le Rey Editor Pascal Pachard Cast Frédéric Cerdal, Jean-François Dérec, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Agathe Schumacher Print Source Celluloid Dreams

Local filmmaker Oleg Harencar successfully straddles two worlds in Bloodlines. When Martin’s mom (Sally Kirkland) reveals that she’s really his stepmother, a shocked Martin embarks on a transcontinental search for his roots. The East Bay techie locates his birth mother in Slovakia, but she unexpectedly dies just as he arrives. Unwilling to return home with unanswered questions, Martin hangs around, sampling potent home brews, savoring Bratislava’s landmarks and slipping into a dangerous liaison with a married chanteuse (Monika Hilmerova, lip-synching the marvelously seductive Eastern European pop songs of Jana Kirschner). Aided by a smattering of thuggish entrepreneurs and leftover apparatchiks, Martin finds what he didn’t know he was looking for. —M. Fox

Kid, a wily 15-year-old, escapes a prisonlike orphanage to seek his destiny. Armed only with a book of pirate tales and his own reckless determination, he assembles a motley crew to help him commandeer a ship and pursue the treasure of the legendary Black Mór. What he finds, however, is much more valuable than gold, as the journey leads to surprising discoveries about Kid’s past and sets an unexpected course for his future. Black Mór’s Island is a rousing seafaring adventure with a story line for male and female viewers alike and a lush animation style reminiscent of the recent French sensation The Triplets of Belleville. The film includes some violence and brief nudity. Ages 10+ —D. Quinones

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BLUES DIVAS: BETTYE LAVETTE

Canada 2004 96 Mins

USA 2004 73 Mins

Saturday Oct 16 6:30pm Reg BLUE16S Sunday Oct 17 2:30pm Raf BLUE17R

Wednesday Oct 13 7pm Thr DIVA13T Director/Producer/Editor Robert Mugge Cast Bettye Lavette, Morgan Freeman Print Source Blue M Productions

Director Léa Pool Producers Francine Allaire, Arnie Gelbart, Claude Bonin Screenwriter Pete McCormack Cinematographer Pierre Mignot Editor Michel Arcand Cast William Hurt, Pascale Bussieres, Marc Donato Print Source GalaFilm Inc.

From the moment Bettye Lavette saunters on stage, you know you’re in the presence of a diva. Confident, self-possessed, sexy and over 50, Lavette is the fourth in Bob Mugge’s eight-part series Blues Divas. A tight 6-piece band and bare-bones staging guarantee that this film is about the music, the woman and that voice that voice that voice. Morgan Freeman introduces and interviews Bettye, comparing her to Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin; putting it simply he warns us “she will blow you away!” Bettye’s on-stage style is loose-limbed and direct, with an “OW!” that rivals Jagger, and when she sings her new song “The Forecast Called for Pain,” she smiles and you know yeah, she’s been there. —R. Marchesi

Ten years old and terminally ill, Pete Carleton has one ambition: to catch the most beautiful butterfly in the world, the mythic Blue Morpho, which he believes will reveal the mystery of life. Pete and his mother convince renowned entomologist Alan Osbourne to guide their expedition to the butterfly’s habitat, the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. Shot on location in Central America, the film uses the visual poetry of the rain forest to underscore the magic inherent in all life. With a quietly nuanced performance from William Hurt as Alan Osbourne, The Blue Butterfly is equal parts vision quest, coming-of-age tale and testament to the power of love to redeem and heal. —M. Howden Sponsored by Fireman’s Fund

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BLUES DIVAS: ODETTA

BORN INTO BROTHELS: C A L C U T TA’ S R E D L I G H T K I D S

USA 2004 90 Mins

India/USA 2004 84 Mins

Thursday Oct 14 9pm Thr DIVA14T

Friday Oct 15 7pm Raf BORN15R Saturday Oct 16 11am Reg BORN16S

Director/Producer/Editor Robert Mugge Cast Odetta Gordon, Morgan Freeman, Seth Farber Print Source Blue M Productions

Directors/Producers/Screenwriters/Cinematographers Ross Kauffman, Zana Briski Editors Nancy Baker, Ross Kauffman Print Source THINKFilm

In such critically acclaimed films as Deep Blues and Last of the Mississippi Jukes, Robert Mugge has explored the musical culture of the Blues Corridor that runs through the Mississippi Delta from Memphis to New Orleans. This installment in his new Blues Divas series enlists Odetta as one of the tour guides. Filmed in Clarksdale, Mississippi, at Morgan Freeman’s celebrated Ground Zero nightclub, this engaging film blends intimate concert footage and interviews conducted by Freeman. Odetta, a legend of the ‘60s folk revival, deftly weaves blues songs by Leadbelly, Sippy Wallace, Victoria Spivey, Bessie Smith and other blues greats with colorful back stories. Says Mugge, “The Divas in this series are the true Royalty of Blues and Soul!” —G. Cahill

Sundance Audience Award-winner and hot ticket on the film festival circuit, Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids is a must-see documentary that follows a Western photographer’s quest to rescue a few kids from the wretched fates awaiting them in Calcutta’s filthy red-light district. This mesmerizing photo album in motion peers into the lives of a group of bright, street-smart children born to prostitutes and absent or drug-addicted fathers, who capture the attention of Zana Briski as she photographs the sex workers of the notorious Sonagachi district. Briski starts a photography class for the kids, and the results are nothing short of amazing, leading to international exhibitions of their work and a first shaky step toward hope. —D. Quinones Sponsored by Katz Family Foundation

CANARY

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Iran 2003 85 Mins

South Africa 2004 107 Mins

Wednesday Oct 13 7pm Raf CANA13R Friday Oct 15 7:15pm Raf CANA15R

Friday Oct 8 9:15pm Raf CAPE08R Sunday Oct 10 11am Reg CAPE10S

Director Javad Ardakani Producer Seyyed Masoud Attiabi Cinematographer Farzin Khosro-Shahi Cast Ebrahim Khether, Rafi Attamian, Majedeh Alrose, Abed Asghoul, Obeideh Sarhan, Samiheh Abou Havash, Mona Salloum Print Source Farabi Cinema Foundation

Director Mark Bamford Producer Suzanne Kay Screenwriters Suzanne Kay, Mark Bamford Cinematographer Larry Fong Editor Frank Reynolds Cast Debbie Brown, Eriq Ebouaney, Nthati Moshesh, Morne Visser, Quanita Adams, David Isaacs Print Source Wonder View Films

Iranian filmmaker Javad Ardakani Moyagati sets this poignant tale in Palestine, where a young boy named Fares is entrusted with the local priest’s precious canary. Advised to provide the beautiful little bird with a peaceful environment if he wishes it to sing, Fares, who speaks with a stammer, soon discovers that his new companion can also provide him with a needed respite from family tensions, the bullying of his schoolmates and the terrors of an ever-present war. In such an unstable and difficult world, Fares and his little charge are both delicate creatures, and they have much in common in their shared search for friendship and harmony. Canary is a moving, poetic testament to the need for peace. —G. Minafer

Mark Bamford’s feature debut is a charmingly upbeat slice of South African life. Kate, who owns an animal rescue center, has serious abandonment issues that are currently being exercised by an unsatisfying affair with a married man. By chance she meets young Thabo and, seeing potential in his dog-training skills, takes him under her wing, assisted by the charismatic Jean-Claude, an exiled Congolese astronomer who is her shelter caretaker. As the stories of this culturally eclectic group (which includes a tango-ing veterinarian, a college student-cum-mother-cum-maid and animal lovers of all stripes) unfold and intertwine, each character travels toward personal revelation—and, in some cases, comeuppance. The incredible ensemble cast stands out in this compelling drama. —J. O’ Mahony Sponsored by Marin Independent Journal

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CATERINA IN THE BIG CITY

THE CHORUS

(Caterina Va In Città) Italy 2003 106 Mins

(Les Choristes) France/Switzerland 2004 95 Mins

Sunday Oct 10 8:30pm Reg CATE10S Tuesday Oct 12 7pm Reg CATE12S

Sunday Oct 10 5:30pm Raf CHOI10R Saturday Oct 16 4pm Raf CHOI16R

Director Paolo Virzi Producers Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz Screenwriters Francesco Bruni, Paolo Virzi Cinematographer Arnaldo Catinari Editor Cecilia Zanuso Cast Alice Teghil, Sergio Castelitto, Margherita Buy, Carolina Iaquaniello, Federica Sbrenna Print Source Empire Pictures

Director Christopher Barratier Producers Arthur Cohn, Jacques Perrin Screenwriters Christophe Barratier, Philippe Lopes-Curval Cinematographers Dominique Gentil, Carlo Varini Cast Gerard Jugnot, Jacques Perrin, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Marie Bunel, Francois Berleand Print Source Miramax

A charming coming-of-age story as well as a clever satire of contemporary Italian politics, this seamless comedy-drama follows a 13-year-old and her parents who have relocated to Rome from the provinces. Acclimating to her new school and its well-connected students, Caterina is tugged in two directions: toward the brooding bohemian crowd led by Margherita, the daughter of left-wing intellectuals, and to the clique of rich preppies dominated by Daniela, whose father is a right-wing government minister. Adapting easily to each successive milieu, Caterina is stymied only by her own excitable dad and his obsession with social status, regardless of political extremes. This wise and witty movie leavens its laughs with essential truths. —R. Peterson Sponsored by American Airlines

This touching, sweet and fetchingly musical directorial debut by noted French producer and music maker Christophe Barratier follows the quest of lost-soul musician and teacher Clement Mathieu (Gerard Jugnot), who in the 1940s takes a job in a tough reform school for boys. House rules include brutal punishments for those who won’t follow the repressive regimen of the bitter headmaster (Francois Berleand). Mathieu, however, sees salvation for the hardest cases in the founding of a choir, which performs music he writes and conducts, thus salvaging and revitalizing his own musical talents as well. Performances by Les Petits Chanteurs de SaintMarc Choir add to the charm of this crowd-pleaser, inspired by the 1947 movie La Cage aux Rossignols. —P. Stack

CITIZEN STAN

COLD LIGHT

USA 2004 62 Mins Total Program 127 Mins

(Kaldaljos) Iceland 2004 93 Mins

Sunday Oct 10 11am Raf PROF10R Monday Oct 11 6:30pm Thr PROF11T

Saturday Oct 16 1:15pm Raf COLD16R Sunday Oct 17 6:15pm Raf COLD17R

Director Patty Sharaf Screenwriter John Joseph Cinematographer John Sharaf Editor Iain Kennedy

Director/Screenwriter Hilmar Oddsson Producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson Cinematographer Sigurdur Sverrir Pálsson Editor Sigvaldi J. Kárason Cast Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, Ruth Ólafsdottir, Áslakur Ingvarsson Print Source Media Luna Entertainment

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Stanley Sheinbaum may be the most powerful man you’ve never heard of. With a savvy mix of humanism, pragmatism and humor, this private citizen has brokered historic behind-the-scenes breakthroughs in the name of peace and democracy —M. Fox

What could be better than knowing your future . . . and what could be worse? Grimur, a middle-aged loner living in Reykjavik, is haunted by the tragic events of his childhood, events he’s come to believe he could have prevented. Enrolling in an art class, Grimur falls in love with his instructor and slowly begins to bridge the chasm forged by loss. With its stunning, spare imagery, Cold Light is as much a film about Icelandic nature as it is a universal story of renewal and redemption. Through the fantastical drawings of his youth, which act as portals to the past, Grimur ultimately confronts his demons and finds the courage to embrace a new adult life. —M. Howden

PROFESSIONAL REVOLUTIONARY: THE LIFE OF SAUL WELLMAN USA 2004 65 Mins Director Judith Montell Bay Area filmmaker Judith Montell (Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade) crafts a captivating portrait of one staunch advocate for freedom and justice, Saul Wellman. —M. Fox

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COSMIC AFRICA

CROSS BRONX

South Africa 2002 72 Mins

USA 2004 96 Mins

Sunday Oct 10 3:45pm Reg COSM10S Tuesday Oct 12 6:45pm Raf COSM12R

Thursday Oct 14 7:15pm Raf CROS14R Friday Oct 15 9:15pm Raf CROS15R

Directors Craig Foster, Damon Foster Screenwriter Hugh Brody Print Source Eastgate Pictures

Director/Screenwriter Larry Golin Producers Cory Concoff, David Berrent Cinematographer Daniel Aranyo Editor John Nein Cast Max Greenfield, James Badge Daly, Jerry Ferrara, Nashawn Kearse, Dania Ramirez, Barry Primus, Lin Shaye Print Source Bowling Car Productions

Ever wanted to tour Africa? Or travel to outer space? The experience of watching Craig and Damon Foster’s Cosmic Africa on the big screen is like doing both. Ambitious both in scope and intent, the film follows young South African astrophysicist, Thebe Medupe, as he traverses the continent, seeking to understand the connections between scientific and mythic approaches to astronomy. It’s an extraordinary vision quest that finds Medupe witnessing an eclipse with shamans in Namibia, clambering up ancient Dogon cliff dwellings in Mali in 118° heat and encountering mysterious ancient monoliths in the Egyptian Sahara. Exquisitely shot, Cosmic Africa is a delight to all the senses as it explores celestial questions that have astounded mankind since time immemorial. —J. O’ Mahony

Four teenagers stage a mutiny on their suburban Westchester existence when they move to the Bronx. While dropout Vivo works for his mobster father and aspiring pitcher Schiek pins his hopes on a tryout with the Mets, artist Rob-O finds passion with an older woman and varsity wrestler Ike experiences first love. Screenwriter and first-time director Larry Golin exploits the Bronx’s gritty urban milieu as he limns the quartet’s passage from adolescence to maturity in this hip-hop-infused coming-of-age drama. Emphasizing character over action, Golin allows the boys’ personalities to emerge gradually, offering portents for an uncertain future. In response, the young leads give unforgettable performances, capturing all the excitement and the angst of growing up. —P. Grady

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THE CUTTING EDGE: THE MAGIC OF MOVIE EDITING

THE DARK SIDE OF THE ‘TOON Total Program 81 Mins

USA 2004 98 Mins

Thursday Oct 14 8:45pm Raf DARK14R Saturday Oct 16 9:15pm Raf DARK16R

Friday Oct 15 7pm Reg CUTT15S Saturday Oct 16 9pm Raf CUTT16R

Death is no kill-joy as these animated riffs demonstrate. Witty Day Off the Dead (7 mins), by Lee Lanier and Jeffrey Davis, is pure vaudeville, as is Bill Plympton’s Guard Dog (5 mins). Mom’s a tomato, son’s a potato, in Jason Wishnow’s edible tragedy, Oedipus (9 mins). Confronting death is the theme of Sam Chen’s Eternal Gaze (16 mins), Gabriele Zucchelli’s stylish Old World elegy For a Tango (5 mins), Chansoo Kim’s quiet Woman in the Attic (5 mins) and Andy Collen’s Goreyesque Winter (6 mins). Tim Miller’s Rockfish (9 mins) is pure monster sci-fi, and Mark Gustafson’s Joe Blow (5 mins) ponders an inflatable grim reaper. Stealing the show is Chris Landreth’s visually sizzling Ryan (14 mins). —J. Campbell

Director Wendy Apple Producers Alan Heim, Wendy Apple Screenwriter Mark Jonathan Harris Cinematographer John Bailey Editor Tim Tobin Print Source Wendy Apple The Cutting Edge is an inspired and intimate behind-the-scenes look at the invisible art of the film editor, tracking its history and evolution from cinema’s earliest days to the twenty-first century. Groundbreaking works from The Battleship Potemkin and Man with a Movie Camera to Bonnie and Clyde and Pulp Fiction are represented in an incredible array of clips. And it’s a star-studded cast: With editors such as Dede Allen and Michael Kahn, and directors including Spielberg, Lucas and Tarantino, the insights into both editing and the director-editor relationship are compelling viewing. The backstage footage of Walter Murch, one of the greatest contemporary cutters, at work on Cold Mountain is fascinating, in this homage to an intriguing art. —Z. Elton

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DEATH & TEXAS

EBBA & TORGNY AND LOVE’S WONDROUS WAYS

USA 2003 77 Mins

USA 2003 58 Mins Total Program 85 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 1pm Thr DEAT09T Saturday Oct 16 1:45pm Raf DEAT16R

Saturday Oct 9 1:15pm Reg EBBA09S

Director/Screenwriter Kevin DiNovis Producer Stephen Israel Cinematographer Jonathan Kovel Editors Gena Bleier, Alex Stanhope Cast Charles Durning, Steve Harris, Corbin Bernsen, Jello Biafra, Mary Kay Place, Susan Egan, Andy Richter Print Source Neofight Film

Director Johan Palmgren, Åsa Blanck Producer Åsa Blanck In the late 1930s, Torgny fell for Ebba, but her father nixed the proposal. War broke out, lives drifted apart and the lovers went on to marry other partners. More than 60 years later, Torgny and Ebba, both widowed, reconnect, reignite their romance and confound their children. The story of this pair is a testimony to true love. —M. Fox

A biting satire about criminal justice, professional sports and the cult of celebrity, Death & Texas is devilishly funny and unsettling all at once. Former Texas football legend “Barefoot” Bobby Briggs (Steve Harris), convicted of murder in a convenience store holdup, is sentenced to death. But this is Texas, where the only thing that can prevail over the Governor’s final order is a winning touchdown. So when Governor Purvis (Charles Durning) offers Barefoot Bobby a one-day furlough to play in the “MegaBowl” the day before his execution, you know that means trouble with a capital “T.” With an excellent cast, filmmaker DiNovis crafts a provocative mockumentary that grabs and holds from the kickoff to the final play. —B. Peterson

CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD TEDDY (En Gammel Bamses Fort Lling) Denmark 2004 27 Mins Director John Bang Carlsen A lonesome stuffed animal observes his young owner‘s growing disinterest with trepidation, tenderness and an unflagging disdain for dogs.

EMMA AND DANIEL—THE MEETING

FINDING NEVERLAND

(Emma Och Daniel—Mötet) Sweden 2003 81 Mins

UK/USA 2004 101 Mins Thursday Oct 7 7:30pm Cin FIND07S

Sunday Oct 10 11:15am Reg EMMA10S Wednesday Oct 13 5pm Raf EMMA13R

Director Marc Forster Producers Nellie Bellflower, Richard N. Gladstein Screenwriter David Magee Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer Cast Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell, Dustin Hoffman Print Source Miramax

Director Ingela Magner Screenwriters Ingela Magner, Mats Wahl Cinematographer Mats Olofsson Cast Maria Gidlöf, Stasse Soulis, Orjän Landström, Marie Richardson Print Source Swedish Film Institute

Peter Pan and Tinker Bell are happy icons of child wonderment, while their eccentric inventor, British playwright J.M. Barrie, seems a historical footnote. In director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball) latest film, Johnny Depp creates an inspired portrait of the fanciful genius whose theatrical failures were as notorious as his scandalous affection for a young widow (Kate Winslet). Dustin Hoffman is featured as Barrie‘s producer, Julie Christie as the widow’s severe mother. Based on Allan Knee’s original play, “The Man Who Was Peter Pan,” this deeply shaded exploration of Barrie’s heedless extramarital attraction is consistently delicious due to Roberto Schaefer’s sumptuous cinematography. A fine interweave of fantasy and troubled romantic journey. —P. Stack

Director Ingela Magner’s beautifully photographed feature pinpoints that moment in childhood when growing pains are more psychological than physical and adolescence looms. For the willful Emma, coming of age means grappling with her mother’s death and her father’s need for a new companion. Content with life in northern Sweden in a house with no electricity and few visitors, Emma is less than pleased when her father reveals the impending arrival of a new lover and the lover’s computer-addicted son, Daniel. Stunning countryside landscapes contextualize the story of Emma and Daniel’s burgeoning friendship as they face great challenges and Emma realizes that depending on another person can be a sign of strength rather than weakness. Age 9+ —R. Armstrong

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FOUR SHADES OF BROWN

Iran 2004 74 Mins

(Fyra Nyanser Av Brunt) Sweden 2004 190 Mins

Wednesday Oct 13 9pm Thr FIVE13T Saturday Oct 16 11:45am Raf FIVE16R

Saturday Oct 9 10:45am Raf FOUR09R

Director/Cinematographer/Editor Abbas Kiarostami Producer MK2 Print Source Mk2 International

Director Tomas Alfredson Producer Caisa Westling Screenwriter Killinggänget Cinematographer Leif Benjour Editor Louise Brattberg Cast Jonas Inde, Robert Gustafsson, Henrik Schyffert, Johan Rheborg, Ulf Brunnberg, Maria Kulle, Sofia Helin Print Source Swedish Film Institute

Abbas Kiarostami’s much-anticipated Five held its Cannes Film Festival audience spellbound: It is an experience that requires total surrender and can take an audience to a profoundly meditative place, recalling the brilliance of video artist Bill Viola’s work. While quintessentially a film, Five is as rooted in photography, installation and—perhaps most eloquently—poetry, as in cinema. Its subtitle, Five Long Takes Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu, evokes the Japanese master filmmaker’s sensibilities and provides a clue to the nature of this film. It is indeed five takes, five camera setups on the shore of the Caspian. Yet this contemplative style is full of revelations and richness and whimsical humor, as seen through Kiarostami’s consummate artist’s eye. —Z. Elton

Created by the popular Swedish comedy troupe Killinggänget, this eccentric epic veers wildly from anarchic humor to bona fide tragedy, charting several points in-between. More Magnolia than Monty Python, it unfolds as a compendium of four simultaneous stories: A man comes home to arrange the funeral of his powerful father; a middle-class couple try reconnecting with their wayward son; married stage magicians descend on their son’s antiseptic coastal resort; and a group therapy session turns out to be something else entirely. Each storyline has a specific regional flavor, but you don’t have to be Swedish to enjoy these melancholy, and darkly funny, tales of family ties. —R. Peterson

THE FUTURE OF FOOD

GANGES: RIVER TO HEAVEN

USA 2004 89 Mins

USA/India 2003 79 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 3pm Raf FUTU09R Sunday Oct 17 2pm Raf FUTU17R

Tuesday Oct 12 7pm Thr GANG12T Friday Oct 15 4:15pm Raf GANG15S

Director/Screenwriter Deborah Koons Garcia Producers Catherine Lynn Butler, Deborah Koons Garcia Cinematographer John Chater Editor Vivien Hillgrove Print Source Lily Films, Inc.

Director/Producer Gayle Ferraro Cinematographer Laurie Gilbert Editor Keiko Deguchi Print Source Seventh Art Releasing Carrying their ailing loved ones, all make the pilgrimage to Kashi Labh Mukti Bhawan Hospice to conduct rituals and prayer vigils for the dying during their final days. After death, the beloved’s body is escorted to the timeless holy mother of rivers, where, submerged or cremated at the river’s edge, a soul is set free. No river is as significant to so many as the Ganges. Millions share the sacred river, field animals bathing next to infants in their mother’s arms. This beautiful film considers the cultural and environmental issues surrounding the sacred—and highly toxic— waters of the Ganges, leaving us to reflect on the complexity of issues at play and on the great river’s powers. —M. Fox

Unregulated and artificially produced “fruits” of the biotechnology industry currently threaten to overtake our grocery store shelves without warning, without labels and without regard for the values and ethics of biodiversity. Using stunning archival footage and insightful interviews with farmers and farm industry representatives, this passionate indepth investigative film explores a range of biotech issues including “suicide seeds,” food-safety enforcement laws, the controversy over patented genes and contaminated cornfields in Mexico and South America. Unraveling the complex web of market and political forces changing the very nature of what we eat, The Future of Food packs a full serving of essential information but leaves enough room for hope and inspiration to take root. —M. Katzen

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THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE

GUMS AND NOSES

USA 1977/2004 132 Mins

South Africa 2004 89 Mins

Friday Oct 15 9:30pm Raf GRAT15R

Wednesday Oct 13 9:45pm Reg GUMS13S Saturday Oct 16 11:30am Raf GUMS16R

Director Jerry Garcia, Leon Gast Producer Eddie Washington Cinematographers Jonathan Else, Thomas D. Hurwitz, Kevin Keating, Don Lenzer, Stephen Lighthill, Albert Maysles, David Myers, Richard Paup, Robert Primes Editors Susan Crutcher, John Nutt, Lisa Fruchtman Editorial Director Jerry Garcia Print Source Video Arts

Director/Screenwriter Craig Freimond Producer Robbie Thorpe Cinematographer Jon Kovel Editor Charlie Sapadin Cast Antony Coleman, Lionel Newton, Faye Peters, Mothusi Magano, Sean Taylor Print Source T.O.M. Pictures

Upon its original release in 1977, The Grateful Dead Movie was justly hailed as one of the best concert films ever made. With the passage of more than a quarter of a century, the legend of this screen gem continues to grow. Shot over five nights by the top cinematographers of the time (including Albert Maysles) in October 1974, at San Francisco’s Winterland Arena, the movie opens with an eye-popping, bone-shaking seven-minute animation sequence directed by acclaimed underground animation artist Gary Gutierrez. Lovingly restored from the original 35mm prints and presented in high definition digital format with state-of-the-art Dolby Surround-Sound, MVFF is proud to present the World Premiere of this rock ’n’ roll classic re-release. Don’t miss out! —J. O’ Mahony

This masterfully twisted South African satire asks very basic questions about creativity, drugs and corporate culture. James is an Average Joe— competent, considerate and completely regular in every way. After being promoted to senior copywriter in charge of “award-winning ideas” at an ad agency, he is launched into a wild world of excitement and excess. But coming up with new ideas is hard, and James turns to cocaine for creative inspiration. From here, the fast-paced action takes a series of hysterical and troubling turns. Writer-director Craig Freimond crafts an electrifying corporate nightmare filled with edgy laughs and uneasy insights about the highs and lows of life in the fast lane. —B. Peterson Sponsored by Frank Howard Allen Realtors

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HAIR HIGH

HARDWOOD DREAMS: TEN YEARS LATER

USA 2004 80 Mins

USA 2004 67 Mins

Thursday Oct 14 9:30pm Reg HAIR14S Saturday Oct 16 4:15pm Raf HAIR16R

Sunday Oct 10 5:30pm Thr HARD10T

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Bill Plympton Cinematographer John Donnelly Editor Rob Hall Cast voices of Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Silverman, Eric Gilliland, Beverly D’Angelo, Keith Carradine, David Carradine Print Source Bill Plympton

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Fredric Golding Print Source Fredric Golding Productions For many black youngsters today, high school athletics can seem like one of the most viable means of escaping the ghetto. But how often are these lofty dreams actually realized? In 1994, MVFF screened the critically acclaimed documentary Hardwood Dreams, which chronicled one season in the life of the Morningside High School basketball team, whose school is situated in a crime-ridden LA neighborhood. Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later catches up with these players to see what has become of their adolescent dreams of fame and success. Wesley Snipes returns as narrator of this brutally honest portrait of shattered illusions and persistent hope—a portrait that captures the heart and soul of life in urban America today. —K. Clement

When animation aficionados hear the name Bill Plympton, they think delightedly of bulging eyeballs, mobile nose hair or discomfiting closeups of protruding lips, grimy fingernails and the like. Plympton’s latest feature does not disappoint, but Hair High expands the animator’s oeuvre with catchy songs, vocal contributions by major actors (Dermot Mulroney, David and Keith Carradine, Beverly D’Angelo) and a somewhat kinder, gentler sensibility. While the trademark off-kilter sense of humor is still in evidence, the central story of burgeoning love between a cheerleader captain and a happy-go-lucky nerd suggests a more empathetic perspective. —R. Armstrong

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HERE

(Gegen Die Wand) Germany 2003 122 Mins

(Tu) Croatia 2004 90 Mins

Friday Oct 8 9:30pm Reg HEAD08S

Tuesday Oct 12 9pm Reg HERE12S

Director/Screenwriter Fatih Akin Producers Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert Cast Birol Unel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Guven Kirac, Meltem Cumbul Print Source Strand Releasing

Director/Screenwriter Zrinko Ogresta Producer Ivan Maloca Cinematographer Davorin Gecl Editor Josip Podvorac Cast Marija Tadic, Zlatko Crnkovic, Ivo Gregurevic, Jasmin Telalovic, Ivan Herceg, Nikola Ivosevic Print Source Interfilm

Reflecting an entirely new era in German cinema, filmmaker Fatih Akin bursts forward with a ferocious and gritty tale of self-destruction, degradation, love and redemption, in the story of two second-generation Turks living in Hamburg. Cahit, disconnected from his soul, is drowning himself in booze and self-pity. Sibel is a free-spirited daughter rebelling from the constraints of her devout Muslim parents. After their first unlikely encounter, Sibel quickly proposes a marriage of convenience. This highly charged story is an ambitious, confident and unapologetically violent exploration of cultural dissonance, a “must-see” film in an increasingly globalized world. Winning the prestigious Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival, Head-On is one of this year’s most controversial and celebrated films. —J. Plotkin

As hopeless as life can become, perhaps nothing is harder to bear than the false promise of something better. In these beautifully composed vignettes, a group of characters in contemporary Croatia struggle to see the light at the end of the post cold-war tunnel: A simpleton cares for a wounded bird in a war zone, a desperate junkie looks to her family, a once famous actor wanders through the night, an old man feels restored after meeting a young traveler and a former soldier is estranged from his family. The magnificent actors in this ensemble instill their characters with an enchanting vitality. Moments of Here may be difficult to watch, but it is even more difficult to look away. —M.Talbott

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HI DE HO SHOW

THE HOTEL VENUS Japan 2004 125 Mins

Saturday Oct 16 9pm Reg HIDE16S

Saturday Oct 9 8:30pm Reg HOTE09S Sunday Oct 10 1:30pm Reg HOTE10S

The ever-popular Hi De Ho Show returns with a salute to musical divas, as John Goddard, the force behind Mill Valley’s legendary Village Music, again dips into his personal video archive for MVFF. He’ll veejay selections rare and raucous, outlandish and outrageous, in a delectable display of the dos and don’ts of diva-dom. Spiced with insights and intros by this walkin’, talkin’ encyclopedia of rock, blues and beyond, this promises to be yet another thrill-filled evening in the annals of this celebration of pop culture. Tune in for some great performances, great pipes and great egos, as maestro Goddard muses on the theme of the year: Leave it to diva! —Z. Elton

Director Hideta Takahata Producers Yashushi Ogawa, Kuga Maeda, Masao Teshima, Yuichiro Eto Screenwriter Tetsuro Aso Cinematographer Jun Nakamura Cast Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Miki Nakatani, Park Jung Woo, Ko Do Hee, Teruyuki Kagawa Print Source Pony Canyon Inc. In this bittersweet Japanese tale, the residents of the Hotel Venus, located in a windswept Russian port city (Vladivostock), have fled Asia either to seek a new life or to forget their former one. The appearance of an older man and a small girl, however, sets off a chain reaction, forcing these lost souls to finally confront their pasts and work toward their uncertain futures. Based on a cult television program and with a cast of top Japanese and Korean actors (including pop star Tsuyoshi Kusanagi), The Hotel Venus allures audiences into a dreamlike state, where lost loves wait to be refound, and where a gray world can finally blossom into color. —J. Sanders

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HUMAN ERROR

THE HUMAN TOUCH

USA 2004 95 Mins

Australia 2004 102 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 9:30pm Raf HUMA09R Sunday Oct 10 6:45pm Raf HUMA10R

Saturday Oct 16 6:30pm Raf HUMT16R Sunday Oct 17 4:30pm Reg HUMT17S

Director Robert M. Young Producer Joel Ehrlich Screenwriter Richard Dresser Cinematographer Michael Barrow Editor Roger Cohen Cast Xander Berkeley, Tom Bower, Robert Knutt, Caroline Ashley, Sarah Clarke Print Source New Deal Pictures

Director/Screenwriter Paul Cox Producer Mark Patterson Cast Jacqueline McKenzie, Aaron Blabey, Chris Haywood, Rebecca Firth, Aden Young, Simon McBourney, Terry Norris, Kirsty Hutton, Julia Blake, Bud Tingwell, Norman Kaye, Tony Llewellyn Jones Print Source Illumination Films Pty Ltd.

A bubbling cauldron of jealousy, irascibility and paranoia swirled together with strong, darkly funny performances and uncanny special effects, this film takes you to a place that stinks of human error. A giant corporation sends three employees “off country,” where they oversee a workplace of Diego Rivera proportions. Within witty, brilliantly choreographed dialogue, they struggle against each other, themselves and loneliness, trying to find a way to be human in an inhuman landscape. Set against lurid polluted sunsets and a decimated tree line, where golf balls hit by the boss dissolve on contact with the river’s water, mutant beasts, surely a product of human error, lurk first behind and then within the fence of these characters’ world. —R. Marchesi

Human Touch is a tour de force from master filmmaker Paul Cox (Innocence, MVFF 2000). Anna (Jacqueline McKenzie), a 30-something music teacher, is approached by Edward (Chris Haywood), a much older painter, and asked to pose nude for a photo shoot. Pleased by the attention, Anna agrees and senses a renaissance of feeling that is sorely absent between her and boyfriend David (Aaron Blabey). While Human Touch has a multitude of noteworthy performances, in particular, Terry Norris stealing the scene as the sculptor Ouspensky, the moments between McKenzie and Haywood sizzle with a rare, intense intimacy. Human Touch is an uncompromising masterpiece, taking the viewer on an exploratory journey, reexamining love and the definition of beauty. —J. O’ Mahony Sponsored by Clos du Bois Winery

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I ` HUCKABEES

IMAGINARY HEROES

USA 2004 106 Mins

USA 2004 117 Mins

Thursday Oct 7 7pm Raf HUCK07R

Sunday Oct 17 5pm Reg IMAG17S

Director David O. Russell Producers David O. Russell, Gregory Goodman, Scott Rudin Screenwriters David O. Russell, Jeff Baena Cinematographer Peter Deming Cast Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts Print Source Fox Searchlight

Director/Screenwriter Dan Harris Producers Illana Diamant, Art Linson Cinematographer Tim Orr Editor James Lyons Cast Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, Michelle Williams Print Source Sony Pictures Classics From screenwriter-turned-director Dan Harris (X2) comes Imaginary Heroes, a darkly funny film that strips away the outer layers of an ordinary American family to reveal the hidden inner core. The façade is annihilated by a shocking tragedy that opens locked doors, unleashing the secrets that have haunted the family for decades, and sets each member on an ironic course of self-discovery. Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels are pitch perfect as the misguided parents, and Emile Hirsch is wonderful as the son who carries the burden of a well-tuned eye on his family’s internal anguish. Reminiscent of Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Harris etches a portrait of the American family that resonates with the trials of domestic life. —J. O’ Mahony

Colliding coincidences and tussling polarities in love and politics are a cinematic playground in this comedy by writer-director David O. Russell (Three Kings, Flirting with Disaster, Spanking the Monkey). With his pushy dicta and bad poetry, environmental leader Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman) is no match for nemesis Brad Stand (Jude Law), a smooth corporate type for superstore chain Huckabees, which has a penchant for development. “Existential detectives” (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) investigate deeper motivations while the plot thickens as Albert befriends radical fireman Tommy Corn (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad gets on with Huckabees’ fleshly spokesmodel Dawn (Naomi Watts). Isabelle Huppert coolly weighs in as a French intellectual, and cartoonish visual bits punctuate this sassy piece of culture crit. —P. Stack Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories

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IN YOUR HANDS

JARMARK EUROPA

Denmark 2004 101 Mins

Germany 2004 120 Mins

Thursday Oct 14 6:30pm Reg INYO14S Friday Oct 15 9:45pm Raf INYO15R

Saturday Oct 9 5:30pm Thr JARM09T Tuesday Oct 12 5:30pm Raf JARM12R

Director Annette K. Olesen Producer Ib Tardini Screenwriters Fupz Aakeson, Annette K. Olesen Cinematographer Boje Lomholdt Editor Malene Stensgaard Cast Ann Eleonora Jorgensen, Trine Dyrholm, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Sonja Richter, Lars Ranthe, Henrik Prip, Jens Albinus, Kirsten Olesen Print Source Newmarket Films

Director Minze Tummescheit Producers/Cinematographers/Editors Minze Tummescheit, Arne Hector Print Source Cinema Copains This documentary gets inside the lives of Russians left behind by perestroika and the current free-market economy. Many are teachers, doctors and pensioners who cannot survive on their meager wages, so they make “a little on the side” selling whatever they can at the Jarmark Europa in Warsaw, Europe’s biggest bazaar. During shooting, the director found that, in a land long mistrustful of cameras, the act of filming became its own drama. How does one respectfully record illegal border crossings by stoic Russians largely embarrassed by their predicament? An unusual diary of a sensitive outsider and a moving document of everyday survival, the film is fresh, loose, unpolished and unexpected— not unlike the lives of its protaganists. —J. Campbell

Crises of faith are at the core of this accomplished Danish film by director Annette K. Olesen. Anna, a newly ordained minister, is married and has been trying to have a baby for years. She takes a job as a chaplain in the women’s ward of a prison where she meets Kate, a prisoner who is believed to have supernatural powers. When Anna becomes pregnant and is faced with a decision that challenges the roots of her faith, she calls on Kate for help. What follows is revelatory and explosive, in this compelling story that is the tenth feature made in Dogme tradition. In Your Hands is an absorbing and provocative character piece with first-rate direction and performances. —M. Howden

JUJULUV

KING OF THE CORNER

USA 2004 102 Mins

USA 2004 90 Mins

Friday Oct 8 6:45pm Raf JUJU08R Saturday Oct 9 2pm Raf JUJU09R

Saturday Oct 9 6:30pm Reg KING09S Sunday Oct 10 4pm Reg KING10S

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Lisbon O. Okafor Producer Cheryl LaTouche Cinematographer Steven Condiotti Cast Nkechi, Trian Long-Smith, Andre Jones, David Westley Skillman Print Source Watari House

Director Peter Riegert Producers Melissa Marr, Anthony Mastromauro, Peter Sahagen, Lenmore Syvan Screenwriters Peter Riegert, Gerald Shapiro Cinematographer Mauricio Rubenstein Editor Mario Ontal Cast Peter Riegert, Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Eric Bogosian, Beverly D’Angelo, Rita Moreno, Ashley Johnson Print Source Elevation Filmworks

Lisbon O. Okafor’s shimmering independent feature delicately explores the thorny relationship between African-American sisters-in-law in the aftermath of a tragedy. Exquisitely shot at locations from Tennessee Beach to residential Oakland, the film cultivates a sensuous aura of ambiguity and mystery as its protagonists feint and spar. The vivacious Blessing is lively and open, even in the wake of her brother’s drowning. Jaye, burdened with the truth of her husband’s death, is depressed and distrusting—and by no means pleased when Blessing arrives for a visit. Okafor’s elegant, precise direction stylishly delineates the flash points of their relationship and captures the ache of longing, jealousy and unshared secrets. Is friendship a Blessing? You be the judge. —M. Fox

A funny, thoughtful trip through one man’s surprising midlife crisis, King of the Corner is a quiet comedy with a profound punch. Leo Spivak (Peter Riegert) is at a crossroad. His father (Eli Wallach) is dying, his teenage daughter is rebelling and his protégé (Jake Hoffman) is eyeing his job. Through a series of offbeat scenarios, Leo’s search for meaning connects him with intriguing characters; in addition to dynamic performances and witty dialogue, the soulful soundtrack by Al Kooper captures the real, often absurd rhythms and emotions of everyday life. This quick-thinking deadpan drama will get you contemplating and laughing about the value of work, family and everything in between. —B. Peterson Sponsored by The Richmonds - Jane and Peter

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KINSEY

KONTROLL

USA 2004 118 Mins

Hungary 2003 106 Mins

Friday Oct 8 7pm Reg KINS08S Tuesday Oct 12 9:15pm Reg KINS12S

Friday Oct 8 6:30pm Raf CONT08R Saturday Oct 9 3:30pm Reg CONT09S

Director Bill Condon Producer Gail Mutrux Cinematographer Frederick Elmes Screenwriter Bill Condon Cast Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O’Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker Print Source Fox Searchlight

Director/Screenwriter Nimród Antal Producer Tamas Hutlassa Cast Sandor Csanyi, Zoltan Mucsi, Sandor Badar, Csaba Pindroch, Zsolt Nagy, Lajos Kovacs, Eszter Balla, Bence Matyasi, Szabo Gyozo, Balazs Mihalyfi, Peter Scherer Print Source THINKFilm

Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) creates a luminous portrait of pioneer human sex researcher Dr. Alfred Kinsey, played with brilliant intensity by Liam Neeson. MVFF honoree Laura Linney co-stars in a moving, complex performance as Kinsey’s wife and spiritual partner. This unblushing look at the famed “sex doctor” who shook a prudish nation, is charged with memorable performances, rare frankness and explicit archival footage. Condon taps into a deeply felt humanity in his study of the stubborn researcher whose daring science plumbed emotional hazard zones. The cast relishes every line of Condon’s rich screenplay, as it splendidly affirms one man’s amazing life and inspiring love. —P. Stack

Nimród Antal’s genre-busting feature found critical and commercial success in its home country of Hungary. Part of a new generation of Hungarian film, this remarkable piece is fraught with metaphor as it works the motif of a society emerging from communism. Beautifully shot in a Budapest metro station, it is the story of a team of workers still trapped in the monotony of bureaucracy as reviled ticket takers. The tale is told with levity and panache and employs a variety of genres—comedy, suspense, psychological drama, even surrealism—and a kinetic style that never sacrifices coherence. Though it might make you think twice before taking the subway, Kontroll offers one hell of a ride. —R. Armstrong Sponsored by Nutella

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LET’S PLAY

LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE

Total Program 87 Mins

USA 2004 108 Mins

Sunday Oct 17 11:30am Raf LETS17R

Sunday Oct 17 5pm Raf LIGH17R

Play is fun, it’s social and it’s training for real life. The French series Let’s Play looks at games kids play in Kosovo; the UK series Open a Door peeks at what a day of play might be for kids in India, Mexico and South Africa. Play can be serious too, as the boy who wants to be a girl finds out in The Day I Decided to Become Nina. In Disa Moves to Japan, a 5-year-old Norwegian girl encounters language trouble as she adjusts to her Japanese preschool. And play can be rhapsodic and individual, as we observe in private moments between Louise and her imaginary friend in Louise and Papaya. Ages 8+ —J. Morrison

Director Antoine Fuqua Producers Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick, Margaret Bodde Cinematographer Lisa Rinzler Editors Bob Eisenhardt, Keith Salmon Cast B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples, Aerosmith Print Source Sony Pictures Classics

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Listen to this: Natalie Cole sings “Saint Louis Blues.” India.Arie sings “Strange Fruit.” Macy Gray does “Hound Dog.” Buddy Guy and Angelique Kidjo riff on “Voodoo Chile.” Then come Ruth Brown, Solomon Burke, Bonnie Raitt, the Neville Brothers, Robert Cray and the ultimate in blues royalty, B. B. King. This lineup should give you goosebumps. This 2003, once-in-a-lifetime Radio City Music Hall concert is a celebration, reunion and benediction of the blues, gorgeously captured by Antoine Fuqua as part of the epic Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues project. Each satisfyingly full-length song is interspersed with intimate film clips of rehearsal sessions and late blues greats telling it like it is. For this one, run don’t walk. Seriously. —J. Campbell

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M. C. RICHARDS: THE FIRE WITHIN

THE MACHINIST

USA 2004 60 Mins Total Program 78 Mins

USA 2004 101 Mins Saturday Oct 16 8:30pm Reg MACH16S

Thursday Oct 14 7pm Thr MCRI14T Sunday Oct 17 4:45pm Raf MCRI17R

Producer Fernandez Director Brad Anderson Screenwriter Scott A. Kosar Cinematographer Xavi Gimenez Editor Luis de la Madrid Cast Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Larry Gilliard, Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey Print Source Paramount Classics

Director Richard Kane Producers Richard Kane, Melody Lewis-Kane Print Source Kane-Lewis Productions In her lifelong exploration of the delicate links between imagination and creativity, poet, painter, potter and author M. C. Richards transformed the act of everyday living into a compassionate spiritual practice. A force in the 1940s art scene alongside John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Willem de Kooning and Merce Cunningham, Richards was a revered arts educator, and author of the seminal books Centering and The Crossing Point. M. C. Richards truly inspires. —N. Isaacs

Enter the metallic-hued, paranoid world of Trevor Reznick, who has not slept for a year. A night-shift machinist who reaches out to other isolated souls, Trevor maintains a precarious hold on his sanity until he causes a gruesome factory accident. What begins as his investigation into subsequent suspicious events becomes a journey into his own memory and psyche. Sundance regular Brad Anderson conjures up the familiar disorientation of the middle of the night and forces us to experience it as Trevor’s constant state of being: déjà vu recurs and ordinary objects threaten him. Christian Bale’s skeletal frame and bruised skin convey a man whose alienation from himself is illustrated on the canvas of his body and his surroundings. —A. Corbin

MY BROTHER, NATHANIEL USA 2004 18 Mins Director Simeon Hutner A brilliant, troubled man struggles to release his spirit through poetry, theater and hope.

M A M A’ S G U E S T

MISSION MOVIE

Iran 2003 104 Mins

(Una Pelicula de la Mission) USA 2004 93 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 4:15pm Reg MAMA09S Sunday Oct 10 8:30pm Raf MAMA10R

Wednesday Oct 13 9pm Raf MISS13R

Director/Producer Dariush Mehrjui Screenwriters Dariush Mehrjui, Hooshang Moradi-Kermani, Vahideh Mohammadifar Cinematographer Tooraj Mansoori Editor Mehdi Hosseinivand Cast Golab Adineh, Amin Hayayee, Pars Pirouzfar, Hassan Pourshirazi Print Source Cini

Director Lise Swenson Producer Kris Atkins Screenwriters Lise Swenson, Richard Schimpf Cinematographers Leonard Levy, George Spies Editor Eric Ladenburg Cast Jakob Bokulich, Benjamin Rojas, Juana Samoya, Claudya Martinez, Mike Holley Print Source Left Coast Films

Iranian New Wave cinema icon Dariush Mehrjui crafts an apparently artless tale with beguiling skill and mastery. The arrival of her nephew and his new bride throws poor Mrs. Effat into a crisis. Her larder is too meager to do them honor and she is too proud to lose face. Through self-pity and manipulation, she eventually involves her entire bickering apartment complex in her dilemma. But what begins as comedic farce evolves into something more compassionate: We come to understand each neighbor’s struggle and means for coping. All may be poor and even willfully self-deluded, but for one night at least, they create a small miracle of food and happiness on behalf of Mrs. Effat’s guest. —J. Campbell

Multiculturalism is a way of life in San Francisco’s Mission District where immigrants, artists, activists, hipsters, entrepreneurs and adventurous yuppies jostle for space. Rising artist Mark struggles to finish a commissioned mural, only to see it graffiti-tagged once again by resentful neighborhood kids. Immigrants Rene and Rosario worry that a neighbor’s plans to protest their eviction could expose their illegal status. When she loses her keys, Susan’s condescension toward her neighbors melts into fear as she wanders the busy streets. These are just some of the stories in firsttime feature director Lise Swenson’s panoramic love letter to a vibrant neighborhood. The ensemble drama reveals cultural collisions, as well as vitality, warmth and humor. —P. Grady Sponsored by SF Weekly

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MONDOVINO

Mexico/USA 2004 62 Mins Total Program 82 Mins

France/USA 2004 135 Mins Sunday Oct 10 1pm Raf MOND10R Sunday Oct 17 1:15pm Reg MOND17S

Sunday Oct 10 1:15pm Reg MOJA10S Monday Oct 11 9:15pm Thr MOJA11T

Director Jonathan Nossiter Producers Emmanuel Giraud, Jonathan Nossiter Print Source THINKFilm

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Tommy Davis Editors Tommy Davis, Luis de Leon Print Source Davis Gang Films

Filmmaker and sommelier Jonathan Nossiter’s twin passions marry wonderfully in the fascinating Mondovino, an enthralling look at the winemaking industry. Featuring a rich, robust, colorful cast of characters, the film sparkles even as it observes the battle between indigenous winemakers and multinational conglomerates. Nossiter’s subjects include Napa’s Mondavi Winery and Harlan Estates, influential American critic Robert Parker, French wine consultant Michel Rolland and independent winemakers in Europe, South America and the United States. Mondovino movingly illustrates the links among winemaking, culture and civilization and leaves one wondering at the sensibilities of a world in which the intense, intimate relationship of a winemaker to his wine and vines can be usurped by technology and mass marketing. —J. O’ Mahony

Tens of thousands of people leave Mexico for the US each year, trying for a better future; attaining this goal too often requires a clandestine, sometimes deadly journey across a hazardous frontier. Filmmaker Tommy Davis joins a group of men from Michoacan as they undertake a 120-mile trek through the unforgiving Texas desert filled with barbed wire, filthy water, brutal thunderstorms and armed Border Patrol. An unforgettable glimpse into the true cost of crossing into El Norte. —D. Quinones

PUNJABI CAB USA 2004 20 Mins Director Liam Dalzell

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In San Francisco Bay Area streets, Sikh cabdrivers take their lives in their hands with each fare.

MOOLAADÈ

MY STEP BROTHER FRANKENSTEIN

Senegal/France 2004 120 Mins

Russia 2004 111 Mins

Friday Oct 15 6:45pm Reg PROT15S Saturday Oct 16 1:15pm Reg PROT16S

Saturday Oct 9 6pm Reg MYST09S

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Ousmane Sembene Cinematographer Dominique Gentil Editor Abdellatif Raiss Cast Fatoumata Coulibaly, Marmauna Héléne Diarra, Salimata Traoré Print Source New Yorker Films

Director Valery Todorovsky Producer Leonid Yarmolnik Screenwriter Gennady Ostrovsky Cinematographer Sergey Michalchuk Editor Alla Urazbaeva Cast Leonid Yarmolnik, Elen Yakovleva, Daniil Spivakovsky, Artem Shalimov, Marianna Iljina, Sergey Fazarov, Sergey Garmash Print Source Intercinema Art Agency

Internationally acclaimed novelist, filmmaker, activist and octogenarian Ousmane Sembene is in top form with this powerful tale that played to huge acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Masterfully tackling the controversial subject of female genital mutilation, Moolaadè begins with six girls escaping a “purification” ceremony. When four of them seek shelter with Colle (Fatoumata Coulibaly), she invokes an ancient spell, Moolaadè, to protect the girls, infuriating the village elders. Meanwhile, Colle’s daughter, who has not submitted to purification, is to marry the local-born but worldly heir apparent on his return from Paris. With gripping storytelling in which traditions ancient and modern collide, Moolaadè assumes a mythic power: a work of art fashioned in the furnace of the soul. —J. O’ Mahony

What would you do if you suddenly found out you had a child? Yulik, a middle-aged physicist, lives in Moscow with his wife and two young children. His life is abruptly disrupted when a peculiar soldier named Pavel arrives at his door claiming to be his long-lost son. Casting Pavel as the titular monster, the film recalls the Victor Erice classic Spirit of the Beehive. Just as that film employed the classic legend of the manmade monster to critique the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, My Step Brother Frankenstein is at once personal and political in its indictment of a society in denial of the horrors of the war in Chechnya. —M. Talbott

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NOBODY KNOWS

THE NOMI SONG

Japan 2004 141 Mins

Germany 2004 96 Mins

Wednesday Oct 13 6:30pm Reg NOBO13S Saturday Oct 16 6:15pm Raf NOBO16R

Thursday Oct 14 7pm Cas NOMI14F Director Andrew Horn Producers Thomas Mertens, Annette Pisacane, Andrew Horn Screenwriter Andrew Horn Print Source Palm Pictures

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Hirokazu Kore-Eda Executive Producer Shigenobu Yutaka Cast Yagira Yuuya, Kitaura Ayu, Kimura Hei, Shimizu Momoko, Kan Janae, You Print Source IFC Films

Dressed like a Kabuki robot with monochromatic makeup and a piercing operatic voice, Klaus Nomi combined ’30s German cabaret, ’60s pop and electronic music with futuristic performance art. Nomi was integral part of New York’s ’70s downtown freak scene, and his bizarre performances and androgynous persona seemed to come from outer space. Anyone who saw his infamous appearance with David Bowie (with Bowie in drag) on Saturday Night Live in 1979 will never forget it. Overflowing with archival concert footage and praise from art world luminaries like Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf, The Nomi Song finally tells the story of this influential avant-garde entertainer, a tragic casualty of the first wave of AIDS in 1983. —J. Shepard

Nobody Knows is writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s complex, spiritual take on a remarkable actual event. In 1988, four young children, all fathered by different men, were abandoned by their mother to live on their own for six months, in what came to be known as the affair of the four abandoned children of Nishi-Sugamo. With a subtlety that feels simultaneously compassionate and casual, Kore-eda submerges an extremely disturbing situation beneath the children’s everyday efforts to go about their lives comforted by their belief in their mother’s eventual reappearance. Nobody Knows is a welcome return to form by Kore-eda, rewarding viewers with an achingly sensitive view of the truly optimistic world of children. —J. O’ Mahony Sponsored by Comcast

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OUR MUSIC

P. S .

(Notre Musique) France 2004 79 Mins

USA 2004 90 Mins

Friday Oct 15 9:45pm Reg OURM15S

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Director/Screenwriter Jean-Luc Godard Producers Alain Sarde, Ruth Waldburger Cinematographer Julien Hirsch Cast Sarah Adler, Nade Dieu, Jean-Luc Godard, Mahmoud Darwich, Juan Goytisolo Print Source Wellspring Media

Director Dylan Kidd Producers Robert Kessel, Anne Chaisson, John Hart, Jeffry Sharp Screenwriters Helen Schulman, Dylan Kidd Cast Laura Linney, Topher Grace, Paul Rudd, Lois Smith, Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden Print Source Newmarket Films

Jean-Luc Godard achieves something profound with Our Music, a beautifully crafted, timely treatise on war and cinema, two major influences of our time. Consisting of three chapters, called (à la Dante) “Hell,” “Purgatory” and “Heaven,” the film opens with an astonishing montage of film clips, sound and images that is revelatory in its construction. In the second chapter, the legendary iconoclast himself becomes a character, arriving in Sarajevo for a literary convention to discuss the responsibility of the intellectual and creative artist in world events. The final chapter, “Heaven,” raises the film to a level of poetic achievement rarely experienced in film today. Serene, disturbing, stimulating, Our Music is a fine contribution to humanity’s current debate about war. —K. Clement

Laura Linney brilliantly embodies Louise, an intelligent and successful divorcee who is working as an admissions officer at Columbia University, when across her desk comes an application of a young artist whose name is the same as her deceased high school sweetheart. When F. Scott (Topher Grace) arrives in her office for an interview, not only does he share a remarkable resemblance to her first love, but he paints and writes as if he were his living ghost. P.S. confirms the extraordinary promise of director Dylan Kidd, whose new work is as charming as his debut Roger Dodger was acerbic. —J. Plotkin Sponsored by CinéArts & Century Theatres

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PUBLIC DOMAIN

USA 2004 78 Mins

Canada 2003 78 Mins

Sunday Oct 10 8:45pm Reg PRIM10S Monday Oct 11 6:45pm Raf PRIM11R

Friday Oct 8 7:30pm Thr PUBL08T Sunday Oct 10 1pm Thr PUBL10T

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Shane Carruth Cast Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford, Jay Butler, John Carruth, Samantha Thomson, Chip Carruth, Jack Pyland Print Source THINKFilm

Director/Screenwriter Kris Lefcoe Producer Jeff Rogers Cinematographer John Choi Editor Charlotte Disher Cast Nicole DeBoer, Don McKellar, Nadia Litz Print Source Severance Package Productions

Primer is Shane Carruth’s one-man tour de force into independent filmmaking. Made for $7,000 with mostly nonprofessional actors and with his parents on hand as caterers, Primer effortlessly walks the line of high-brow intellectualism with a gritty garage-band aesthetic. It’s the puzzle-like story of bored suburban engineers and their haphazard invention of a time machine that ultimately affords them the catch-22 of getting anything they want, a discovery that might be too much to handle. Twisting its way allegorically through a maze of dense dialogue and convoluted plot turns, Primer is both roller-coaster ride and straight-up cinematic achievement. Frame by frame, it constructs a mystery that dares unraveling and demands attention. —J. Schmidt

Imagine a “reality” show that hides cameras in the homes of unsuspecting people and broadcasts the results; viewers vote for the most desperate, pathetic person, and the “winner” gets a pile of cash. In this ultra-wry Canadian mock-doc satire, the story centers on three specific losers: an 80s-nostalgia-addicted alcoholic single mom with a death-metal obsessed son; a teenage cokehead who pimps her schoolmates for after-school drug money; and a despondent, nearly catatonic shut-in. The show’s pseudointellectual “hosts” spend much of the airtime insulting the characters, while lacking lives of their own. Witty and bitterly humorous, Public Domain is a harsh critique of a culture that prefers voyeurism and the exploitation of human misery to meaningful human contact. —J. Shepard

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PURGATORY HOUSE

THE PYTHON

USA 2003 96 Mins

Latvia 2003 88 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 7pm Raf PURG09R Sunday Oct 10 11:30am Raf PURG10R

Thursday Oct 14 6:45pm Raf PYTH14R Director/Producer/Screenwriter Laila Pakalnina Cinematographer Gints Berzins Editor Sandra Alksne Cast Mara Kimele, Juris Grave, Januss Johansons, Ilze Pukinska, Intars Janbergs Print Source National Film Center of Latvia

Director/Producer Cindy Baer Screenwriter Celeste Marie Davis Cinematographer Christopher S. Nibley Editor K.J. Gruca Cast Celeste Marie Davis, Jim Hanks, Johnny Pacar, Devin Witt, Rhiannon Main Print Source Free Dream Picures LLC

This minimalist satire of post-Soviet life is shot in a mesmerizing series of intricately composed shots and sensual long takes. Nothing seems to go as planned, in what seems to be the longest day of the year for the hapless school children of a small town in Latvia. School portrait day goes amiss with bizarre animal invasions, the school photographer’s escaped python and a tweaked-out, sadistic principal with a finger-cracking problem. As the local fire brigade races around the town, attempting, ineffectively, to bring things under control, there lurks just around the corner the mysterious, possibly threatening unknown. Or maybe it’s just an adorable little monkey in a red dress. —M. Amara Simon

Life’s a bitch, and then you die—what happens next? Purgatory House, a stylish, authentic riff penned by its star, 14-year-old Celeste Marie Davis, casts the afterlife of a group of teen suicides as a halfway house where each is eternally trapped in the circumstances that led to their demise—with the added bonus of having to watch their loved ones grieve in real time via live EarthTV feed. First-time director Cindy Baer combines a fab soundtrack with imaginative visual techniques to bring a zesty life to this rumination on death. Like the young scribes of Kids and Thirteen, Davis is sure to resonate with her peers and strike a realistic dose of fear in parents’ hearts. —D. Quinones

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ROBBING PETER

USA 2004 91 Mins

Mexico 2004 95 Mins

Friday Oct 15 6:45pm Raf RED15R

Saturday Oct 9 4:30pm Raf ROBB09R Thursday Oct 14 9:30pm Raf ROBB14R

Director/Editor Doug Pray Producer Brian Benson Screenwriter Josh Kornbluth Cinematographer Robert Bennett Cast Josh Kornbluth Print Source Hello Hooker Productions

Director/Screenwriter Mario de la Vega Producer Lisa Garibay Cinematographers Jaime Reynoso, Blake Scripps Editor Gloria Vela Cast Louie Olivos Jr., Joe Keyes, Pete Pano, Alejandro Patiño, Robin Simmons, Victor Martinez Print Source Prickly Pear Productions

Monologuist Josh Kornbluth’s parents dreamed of great things for their son. But unlike most moms and dads, Kornbluth’s raised him to believe he would lead a Communist revolution in America! This eccentric upbringing as a so-called red-diaper baby is the backdrop for a riveting, often hilarious coming-of-age film. In this one-man show, Kornbluth recalls that his father used to sing him to sleep to the strains of “The Internationale,” and he wittily relates his efforts to cope with the radical beliefs that shaped his life, from his first day in kindergarten to his first sexual encounter. With the help of filmmaker Doug Pray (Scratch), Kornbluth picks up the mantle left behind by Spalding Gray. A funny, poignant film. —G. Cahill

With a refreshingly original style, writer-director Mario F. de la Vega reinvents the crime genre, bringing deadpan humor and quiet absurdity to this tale of an out-of-work engineer who agrees to escort an illegal shipment across the border from Mexico to the United States. He quickly finds himself in over his head, as does the pilot who rips him off. Each subsequent twist and turn of fate leads the two of them—plus an everexpanding cast of crime bosses and second-rate thugs—further along on a journey that ends in a lonely motel room somewhere in California. —J. O’Mahony

S A LVA D O R A L L E N D E

SAMT

Belgium/France/Germany/Spain 2003 100 Mins

Jordan/USA 2004 72 Mins

Friday Oct 8 7pm Raf SALV08R

Sunday Oct 10 9:15pm Raf SAMT10R Sunday Oct 17 7pm Raf SAMT17R

Director Patricio Guzman Producer Jacques Bidou Screenwriter Carmen Castillo Cinematographers Julia Munoz, Patricio Guzman Editor Claudio Martinez Print Source JBA

Director Rob Nilsson Producer Farah Daghistani Cinematographer Mickey Freeman Editor Chikara Motomura Cast Suha Najjar, Jihad, Mohammed Hoshky, Dima al Sharif, Alia Khleifat Print Source 9@Night Films

Patricio Guzman is the premier chronicler of Salvador Allende, Chile’s former democratically elected socialist president. Part of the halcyon days of hope for a socialist transformation in Chile, Guzman filmed Allende’s rise as well as his forced removal. For Guzman, Allende as an atypical revolutionary, a fanatic believer in democracy who thought socialism could be achieved without violence. With incredible footage, Guzman documents Allende’s vast popular support that was cruelly cut short by Augusto Pinochet’s American-supported 1973 military coup d’état that resulted in the “disappearance” of 3,000 Chilean citizens. In this definitive film, Guzman makes an eloquent plea to those responsible for the coup not to compound their insidious effort to suppress memory by blaming the victims. —J. Plotkin

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Ashtar yearns to be involved in progressive politics and culture. She is part of the new generation of Jordanian youth who meet in mixed-gender groups, passing their evenings examining their history and their days dreaming about the future, in an attempt to “create something better than the craziness outside.” Wedded to his painful past, Ashtar’s brother Jihad clings to the old ways. In SAMT, fiercely independent Bay Area filmmaker Rob Nilsson (MVFF Tributee) and his gifted cast of nonprofessional actors examine the clash between modernization and tradition in contemporary Jordanian politics, culture and daily life. Suffused with poetic and profound moments, SAMT gently reveals itself as a plea for the silence to be broken. —J. Shepard

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SEASON IN THE SUN

THE SNOW WALKER

(Boriului Yeoreum) South Korea 2003 102 Mins

USA 2004 110 Mins Wednesday Oct 13 6:45pm Cin SNOW13C

Monday Oct 11 4pm Reg SEAS11S

Director/Screenwriter Charles Martin Smith Producers Robert Merilees, William D. VInce Cinematographers Paul Sarossy, John Joffin Editor Alison Grace Cast Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren, Jon Gries Print Source First Look Media

Director Lee Min-Yong Producer Jo Sun-muk Screenwriters Lee Manheui, Lee Min-yong Cast Jang Mi-heui, Park Yeong-gyu, Cha In-pyo, Shin Ae, Choi Ju-bong, Yun Min-shik Print Source TUBE Entertainment It’s a dusty journey for Father Stefano Kim to a remote country province in Boriul, South Korea, where he will take charge of an orphan’s school. On the bus he meets 12-year-old Hyeeong-woo, who is to spend the summer with Woo-nam, an eccentric monastic monk who may be his father. In actuality, Father Kim and Hyeeong-woo are both on their way to a summer adventure that will change their lives. A wonderful evocation of South Korea in all its diversity, including its westernized aspects, Season in the Sun is a terrific character study of two men who approach spirituality in very different ways and a lovely evocation of summer as a time of change and growth. Ages 9+ —J. Morrison

A sweeping wide-screen drama, The Snow Walker is a riveting tale of love, survival and redemption. Based on a short story by celebrated author Farley Mowat, it concerns Charlie Halliday, a maverick bush pilot who narrowly escapes death when his plane crashes in a remote area of the Arctic wilderness. His only chance for survival is his passenger, a young Inuit woman reluctantly being transported to a hospital. Through her guidance, Halliday learns to dispel his preconceptions and prejudices in order to adapt to the environment, live off the land and make it back to his world. A visually dazzling classic epic tale. —K. Clement Friend of the Festival Screening Free to Members, ticket required.

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STAGE BEAUTY

STELLA STREET

USA/UK 2004 110 Mins

USA/UK 2004 89 Mins

Wednesday Oct 13 9:15pm Cin STAG13C Thursday Oct 14 7pm Reg STAG14S

Saturday Oct 16 1pm Reg STEL16S Sunday Oct 17 1:30pm Raf STEL17R

Director Richard Eyre Producers Robert De Niro, Hardy Justice, Jane Rosenthal Screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher Cinematographer Andrew Dunn Editor Tariq Anwar Cast Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Ben Chaplin, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Griffiths, Edward Fox, Zoe Tapper Print Source Lions Gate Entertainment

Director Peter Richardson Producer Ben Swaffer Screenwriters Richardson, Phil Cornwell, John Sessions Cinematographer Mike Robinson Editor Geoff Hogg Cast Phil Cornwell, John Sessions, Ronni Ancona Print Source Strand Releasing

It’s England’s Restoration, and the most celebrated actress in Puritan London is a man. Edward “Ned” Kynaston plays the big female roles, but his success is partially due to the fact that actual women are not allowed on stage. When flamboyant theater patron and recently repatriated monarch Charles II (Rupert Everett) is persuaded to grant women that access, the male theatrical queen is thrown into a tizzy. Worse, the new diva is his adoring female dresser. Billy Crudup and Claire Danes play the spicy central characters in this provocative comic drama by Richard Eyre, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty. Gender has rarely had so many plot twists. —P. Stack

A BBC-TV comedy series that became a cult favorite across the pond leaps to the big screen with a riotous send-up of the lifestyles of the rich and famous. The likes of Michael Caine, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards—all played to the hilt by writer-actors Cornwell and Sessions, along with Ronnie Ancona in rotating female guises including Madonna and Posh Spice—converge on Stella Street in a once-quiet London suburb, to escape the celebrity rat race. Entertainment news crews and boozy hangers-on soon follow, causing a culture clash with the oddball locals. Filled with zingy one-liners and spot-on impersonations, Stella Street deftly turns the zaniness up to 11. —D. Quinones

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STORY UNDONE

SWORD IN THE MOON

Iran/Ireland 2004 83 Mins

(Cheongpung Myeonigwol) South Korea 2003 100 Mins

Tuesday Oct 12 6:45pm Reg STOR12S Sunday Oct 13 9:15pm Raf STOR13R

Saturday Oct 9 1:30pm Raf SWOR09R Wednesday Oct 13 9:15pm Reg SWOR13S

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Editor Hassan Yektapanah Cinematographer Reza Rakhshan Cast Mazdak Taebi Print Source Hassan Yektapanah

Director Kim Eui-seok Producer Lee Dong-kwon Screenwriter Jang Min-seok Cinematographer Moon Yong-shik Editor Kang Min-ho Cast Cho Jae-hyun, Choi Min-soo, Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Jong-soo Print Source Microvision Inc.

Hassan Yektapanah (Djomeh) follows his much-lauded debut with a potent parable about the capriciousness of authority and the necessity of free, trustworthy media. An intrepid television producer and his cautious cameraman set out to document a busload of people who’ve paid to be smuggled out of Iran. A young couple in love is escaping arranged marriages; a bankrupt businessman hopes to begin anew abroad; a mother denied custody by the patriarchal divorce court is fleeing with her child. Suspicion and fear mix with flashes of dark humor, for the police are both absolutely powerful and easily bamboozled. Long before this gripping story comes “undone,” it’s clear that there are no detached observers, only participants. —M. Fox

You’ve seen Kill Bill, now see the real thing. Filmed on location, this epic Korean martial arts saga is a dialectic of revenge set in the feudal era, and its tale of a divided nation and a divided friendship makes a compelling allegory for the modern-day peninsula. In the genre’s finest tradition, the film is awash in authentic period costumes and flowing blood, symbolic swords and fallen honor. Informing the almost nonstop action is a sorrowful grief for a brighter past, before the country and its future were hijacked by greedy ministers who turned their own people against each other. The film’s vivid imagery embodies the universal struggle between hope and despair, leaving viewers to decide which will win. —J. Campbell

THE SYRIAN BRIDE

TA I N Á 2 : A N E W A M A Z O N A D V E N T U R E

Israel 2004 97 Mins

(Tainá 2: A Aventura Na Amazonia Continua) Brazil 2004 79 Mins

Friday Oct 15 9:30pm Reg SYRI15S Saturday Oct 16 6pm Raf SYRI16R

Saturday Oct 9 2pm Reg TAIN09S Friday Oct 15 4:30pm Raf TAIN15R

Director Eran Riklis Producers Bettina Brokemper, Antoin d Clermont-Tonnerre, Eran Riklis, Michael Eckelt Screenwriters Suha Arraf, Eran Riklis Cinematographer Michael Wiesweg Editor Tova Ascher Cast Hiam Abbass, Makram J. Khoury, Clara Khoury Print Source TF1 International

Director Mauro Lima Producer Pedro Carlos Rovai Screenwriter Claudia Levay Cinematographer Uli Burtin Cast Eunice Baíe, Arilene Rodrigues, Vitor Morossini, Chris Couto, Kadu Moliterno Print Source Tietê Produçoés Cinematografilas

Mona’s wedding promises to be an event unlike any other. Her extended family arrive in her village in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, to say farewell forever as she crosses over the Syrian border to meet her husband for the first time. In a day of tense encounters—demonstrations in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israelis on patrol—the reunited family make their hectic preparations. While the men in the family contend with life under occupation, the women suffer, and challenge, the restrictions of old traditions. Mona, and everyone she loves, must cross a boundary in order to redefine themselves, and at the end of this surprising day, each person in this fast-paced, engaging drama faces a new future. —D. Kaufman

The follow-up to the internationally acclaimed Tainá: An Amazon Adventure (MVFF 2001), Tainá 2 is shot on location in the Amazon jungle and follows Tainá, now 13, and the fearless young Catiti, who wants to follow in Tainá’s footsteps and prove herself as a warrior and protector of the rain forest animals. The two cross paths with poachers, a city boy and his lost dog, a shaman whose magic has gone haywire and a parade of beautiful, exotic, fascinating jungle creatures. The gifted young actresses, both natives of the region, are terrific in their roles, and the classic good-versus-evil tale carries a timely environmental message. (Stay for the end credits to catch fun bloopers!) Ages 6+ —D. Quinones Sponsored by Piper Jaffray

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A TALE OF TWO SISTERS

TARNATION

South Korea 2003 114 Mins

USA 2004 88 Mins

Thursday Oct 14 9:30pm Castro TALE14F

Sunday Oct 10 6:30pm Reg TARN10S Tuesday Oct 12 8:45pm Raf TARN12R

Director/Screenwriter Kim Jee-woon Producers Oh Ki-min, Oh Jungwan Cinematographer Lee Mogae Editor Ko Im-pyo Cast Yeom Jeong-a, Im Soo-jung, Moon Geun-young, Kim Kab-su Print Source Tartan/Vitagraph

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Jonathan Caouette Executive Producer Gus Van Sant Producer Stephen Winter Print Source Wellspring Media Like a Beethoven symphony performed at the speed of light, filmmaker Jonathan Caouette has composed an unforgettably moving, moody and brilliant personal epic out of the haunting strains of a frighteningly dysfunctional childhood. Created entirely with home-movie editing software, and assembled from a lifetime of collected audiovisual mementos from his past, including Super-8 film, video, answering machine messages and more, the first-time filmmaker documents his tormented relationship with his schizophrenic mother, his aging grandparents, his own comingout as a gay teenager and the blossoming of his first true love. Beautiful, touching and often unbearably heartbreaking, this riveting one-of-a-kind work charts new and exciting territory for the future of contemporary independent film. —K. Davis

This sumptuous psychological horror film from South Korea delivers jolts that rival its Japanese counterparts while achieving the haunted elegance of The Shining, The Others and Roman Polanski’s best thrillers. After an extended absence, two sisters return to the country home of their father and cruel young stepmother. As tensions mount between the close-knit adolescents and their unwelcome new guardian, the eerie house appears to harbor malignant spirits. Applying a contemporary spin to a classic Korean folktale, filmmaker Kim Jee-woon employs a gliding camera, vividly colored palette and lush music score to fashion an atmospheric story, both spooky and poignant, in which the labyrinthine house itself becomes a protagonist. And dig that crazy wallpaper! —R. Peterson (Co-presented with NAATA.) Sponsored by KGO Newstalk AM810

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TIMBUKTOUBAB

TOP HAT AND TALES

Mali/USA 2004 54 Mins

Total Program 94 Mins

Saturday Oct 9 8:30pm Thr TIMB09T Tuesday Oct 12 9pm Thr TIMB12T

Sunday Oct 10 10:30am Raf TOPH10R Tall tales and short tales, funny tales and serious tales comprise this small collection of animation and puppetry from around the world. A Taiwanese puppeteer has some help from his son in an Open a Door short tale, the Pingu family of penguins visits MVFF once again in a longer tale of weddings and vacuum cleaners in The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party and a children‘s group of Mexican strawberry workers tell Our Story in claymation. Other films include Bart, The Doctor; The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside; The Glass Mountain; and Twine, the Little Shoemaker. Ages 8+ —J. Morrison

Director Markus James Producer Jesse Block Cinematographer Moulaye Sayah Editor John-Paul McLean Print Source Firenze Records An exuberant road movie following the perambulations of a white man (“toubab”) fully outside of, yet curiously within his element, Timbuktoubab chronicles Northern Californian guitarist Markus James’ 2001 trip to Mali for a musical meeting of the minds with his idol, acclaimed guitarist Ali Farka Toure. The film also features James’ appearance at the annual Festival of the Desert and in several live “studio” recording sessions conducted in an adobe-walled hut. Exploring one of the world’s oldest civilizations through the hypnotic sounds of Wassoulou and Songhai music, this intriguing passport into Malian culture offers a deep listening experience that resonates long after the music fades. —G. Cahill Markus James will perform following the Oct. 9 screening. He will also play at the Sweetwater on Oct. 12. See page 30 for ticket information. Sponsored by Galaxy Desserts

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UNDERTOW

UNKNOWN SOLDIER

USA 2004 107 Mins

USA 2004 78 Mins

Wednesday Oct 13 7pm Reg UNDE13S Saturday Oct 16 3:30pm Reg UNDE16S

Saturday Oct 9 4pm Raf UNKN09R Sunday Oct 10 4:30pm Raf UNKN10R

Director David Gordon Green Producers Lisa Muskat, Terrence Malick, Edward R. Pressman Screenwriters David Gordon Green, Joe Conway Editors Jill Newell, Zene Baker, Steve Gonzales, Philip Glass Cast Dermot Mulroney, Josh Lucas, Jamie Bell, Devon Alan Print Source United Artists

Director/Screenwriter Ferenc Toth Producer Sean Bachrodt Cinematographer Steve Carillo Editors Frank Reynolds, Sam Neave Cast Carl Louis, Layla Edwards, Randy Clark, Postell Pringle Print Source Carmichael Films

Director David Gordon Green (George Washington, MVFF 2000), who drew critical acclaim for his earlier films‘ quiet, lyrical sensibility, returns with Undertow, a uniquely American thriller. It tells the tale of two brothers, who run away from home in order to guard a treasure against a grasping uncle. While it has much in common with Green’s previous films—naturalistic performances by young, talented actors and a setting in an American South untouched by time—there’s no mistaking that Undertow is an unabashed thriller complete with action, adrenaline and mayhem, pounding in all the right places without sacrificing character or narrative. —J. O’ Mahony

In Ferenc Toth’s accomplished debut feature, lives can be changed in an instant. Ellison (whose name recalls the author of the classic Invisible Man), is a cheerful boy who resides with his father in Harlem. When an accident befalls the older man, the teen encounters increasingly difficult financial and social challenges. Trying to honor the wishes of his collegebound girlfriend (a scene-stealing Layla Edwards), who encourages him to fly straight, while desperately needing the financial benefits of his buddy Zee (Postell Pringle), who offers a crooked path, Ellison proceeds as best he can. With nuanced performances and a thoughtful script, Unknown Soldier demonstrates once again that money and fame aren’t required in order to make a compelling, important story. —R. Armstrong

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VERA DRAKE

VIDIOT’S DELIGHT

UK 2004 125 Mins

Total Program 84 Mins

Tuesday Oct 12 6:30pm Raf VERA12R Thursday Oct 14 8:45pm Reg VERA14S

Saturday Oct 9 10:15am Thr VIDI09T A collection of silly and sad moments painted in sweeping strokes. Mike Seely’s Nature’s Blueprints (10 mins) peruses Eugene Tsui’s wild marriage of built and natural environments; Benita Raphan’s The Critical Path (14 mins) is an homage to R. Buckminster Fuller. In Birdlings Two (6 mins), Davina Pardo explores her father’s maverick business career and its artistic origins; Chris Landreth’s Ryan (14 mins) combines animation and documentary techniques to portray a talented artist fallen into bleak times; Deloss Pickett’s 25 to Life (13 mins) is a call to reconsider California’s Three Strikes law. Jay Rosenblatt’s I Like It A Lot (4 mins) is heartmelting, and Jeffrey Moneo’s Danceland (23 mins) is a love poem to the Great Western prairielands. —K. Davis

Director/Screenwriter Mike Leigh Producer Simon ChanningWilliams Cinematographer Dick Pope Editor Jim Clark Cast Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Phillip Davis Print Source Fine Line Features Vera Drake, from Academy Award-nominated writer-director Mike Leigh, paints an extraordinary portrait of an altruistic woman who is completely devoted to and loved by her working-class family and neighbors. Vera has a secret other life, however, and with the inevitable exposure of her clandestine activities, which she has kept hidden even from family, her world and family life unravel. Imelda Staunton (Bright Young Things, Shakespeare in Love) gives a brilliant performance in the title role, while Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney and Phillip Davis round out the ensemble cast of Britain’s Best. —J. O’ Mahony Sponsored by Gruber Family Foundation

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India 2004 90 Mins Saturday Oct 9 9pm Raf WHIT09R Sunday Oct 10 6:30pm Raf WHIT10R

Saturday Oct 9 11:30am Reg WALL09S Thursday Oct 14 5pm Raf WALL14R

Director/Screenwriter Dharan Mandrayar Producer Linda Mandrayar Cinematographer B. Kannan Editor B. Lenin Cast Sonali Kulkarni, Amardeep Jha, Amruta Subhash, Shameez Sheikh, Virendra Saxena Print Source Dharlin Entertainment

Director Pia Bovin Screenwriter Bo Hansen Music Poul Halberg Print Source Danish Film Institute Aksel and his sister are being raised by their single mom, and during the summer holidays he gets involved in a singing contest with two girls at the youth club. For Aksel, however, it is the older Muslim boys in his Danish town who are the coolest guys around, and his singing partners, Fatima and Annika, begin to notice that Aksel prefers being called Achmed; that he’s stopped eating pork; that he’s taking time out to pray, facing Mecca . . . and that his mind isn’t on their act. This 2003 Grand Prix winner at the Berlin Kinderfest is a refreshing look at ways in which Muslim culture enriches Judeo-Christian societies. A very hip first feature film. Ages 9+ —J. Morrison

In male-dominated Indian society, being a woman is hard, but to be poor and a widow is to be worthless—no status, no respect. Often discarded by their families, many such women go into self-exile in Vrindavan, the birthplace of Krishna; while they pray there for better karma in the next life, a social structure meant to care for them instead abuses, exploits and even prostitutes them. Based on director Dharan Mandrayar’s research in Vrindavan, where the movie was partly shot, this barely fictionalized feature depicts only four of the thousands of stories that make up the “white rainbow” (a reference to the white sari of widowhood); through them, Mandrayar hopes to change the plight for all. —J. Campbell Sponsored by Peet’s Coffee & Tea

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USA 2004 80 Mins

USA 2004 90 Mins

Friday Oct 8 9:15pm Raf WILD08R Sunday Oct 10 8pm Thr WILD10T

Monday Oct 11 8:45pm Reg WINT11S Sunday Oct 17 2:15pm Reg WINT17S

Directors/Producers/Screenwriters/Editors Eli Despres, Kim Roberts Cinematographer Robin Melhuish Cast Jeanette Brox, Megan Henning, Ali Humiston, James Morrison Print Source Last Call Films

Director/Screenwriter Josh Sternfeld Producers Doug Bernheim, John Limotte, Jodi Peikoff, Anthony LaPaglia Cinematographer Harlan Bosmajian Editor Plummy Tucker Cast Anthony LaPaglia, Aaron Stanford, Mark Webber, Allison Janney, Ron Livingston, Michelle Monaghan Print Source Paramount Classics

Three high-school grads, teetering on the edge of adulthood and simmering with sexual awakening, retreat to an isolated mountain cabin for a weekend getaway. They tease each other, fight, get stoned and then realize . . . they’re not alone. Bay Area filmmakers Eli Despres and Kim Roberts offer this deliberate setup only to pull a U-turn and cast the girls in the role of captors once they seize the mysterious drifter who has been living in the house. The superb young actresses vividly portray their characters‘ turmoil as the captive stranger teases out their fears during a long night of confrontation that ends in an unexpected tangle of panic, manipulation and moral conflict. —D. Quinones

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Anthony LaPaglia stars as Jim Winters, a soft-spoken landscape gardener who loses his wife in a terrible accident. His orderly world severely shaken, Jim finds it difficult to apply his craftsman’s skills to repairing his family’s scars. Older son Gabe (Aaron Stanford) is planning an escape to Florida, leaving behind a girlfriend and a good shot at a stable future, while younger son Pete (Mark Webber) retreats into a private world of anger and self-destructive behavior. The arrival of new neighbor Molly (Allison Janney) allows Jim to begin to heal his family’s tragic wounds. Filmmaker Josh Sternfeld’s first feature, which originated at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab, is a resonant drama of honest and universal emotions. —G. Minafer

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THE WOODSMAN

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USA 2004 85 Mins

Sunday Oct 17 12pm Reg WITC17S

Saturday Oct 16 6pm Reg WOOD16S Sunday Oct 17 12pm Raf WOOD17R

Director Allison Berg Producers Allison Berg, Frank Keraudren Cinematographer Amanda Micheli Editor Frank Kieraudren Print Source Satellite Pictures Inc.

Director Nicole Kassell Producer Lee Daniels Screenwriters Nicole Kassell, Steven Fechter Cinematographer Xavier Pérez Grobet Editors Brian A. Kates, Lisa Fruchtman Cast Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Eve, Mos Def, David Alan Grier, Benjamin Bratt Print Source Newmarket Films

In Ghana today, the widespread belief in witchcraft remains deeply embedded throughout all strata of society. Persecuted and banished from their communities, thousands of accused witches (all women, most past childbearing age) dwell in government-established camps in the country’s remote northern regions. This riveting documentary navigates the complex issues of how witchcraft resonates throughout the culture, why it so severely divides the sexes and why efforts to disband the camps are difficult. Through emotionally charged interviews with religious and government leaders, human rights advocates and—first and foremost—with the exiled women themselves, Witches in Exile respectfully paints a fascinating portrait of a society in transition, and allows a silenced population to be heard. —T. Lopez

In a fiercely controlled, career-best performance, Kevin Bacon plays a pedophile trying to build a life after 12 years in prison. Walking clear-eyed through this explosive taboo, Bacon and first-time feature filmmaker Nicole Kassell present Walter as neither demon nor victim, but as a damaged, deeply flawed man genuinely attempting to be “normal.” Bacon’s real-life wife Kyra Sedgwick plays a tough, also-damaged woman who sees in him a ray of hope, and the gifted Mos Def plays a cop all too familiar with pedophiles. Director Kassell handles a troubling and controversial topic with grace, dignity and respect. As in the finest classical tragedies, the film presents Walter’s complex humanity without judgment or false sympathy. It’s quite an achievement. —J. Campbell Sponsored by San Francisco magazine

YOSHINO’S BARBER SHOP

YOTAMA FLIES AWAY

(Barber Yoshino) Japan 2003 96 Mins

(Yotama Se Va Volando) Venezuela 2003 90 Mins

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Director/Screenwriter Naoko Ogigami Producer Mayumi Amano Cinematographer Shogo Ueno Editor Shinichi Fushima Cast Masako Motai, Ryo Yoneda, Kazuyuki Asano, Senri Sakurai Print Source Pia Film Festival: Pia Corporation

Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Luis Armando Roche Producer Marie Françoise Roche Editor Giuliano Ferrioli Cast Beatriz Vázquez, Asdrúbal Meléndez, Edgar Ramirez, Martha Tarrazona, Oriana Meléndez Print Source Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía Caracas

Mrs. Yoshino, the town of Kaminoe’s iron-fisted traditionalist barber, lectures children over loudspeakers in the town square to be home at 5 p.m. and to mind their parents. She also shapes every male head in town with a strict bowl cut that supposedly has something to do with tradition. One day a boy from the city moves to town and the other boys (a ragtag band of hilariously typical eleven-year-olds who cuss and cause minor havoc) eye his punkish hair with envy. This incident triggers a series of increasingly outrageous events, culminating in total rebellion on the town’s Mountain Festival day. The film contains mild expletive language and adolescent sexual content. Ages 10+ —J. Morrison

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A robbery at a Caracas restaurant ends with rookie criminal Yotama taking hostages: an elderly musician, Emilio, his aspiring filmmaker grandson, Manuel, and Manuel’s actress girlfriend, Lucia. While the volatile Yotama ponders her bleak situation, her captives react to her in various, unexpected ways. Director Luis Armando Roche deftly blends kitchen-sink realism and the gritty immediacy of video images with surreal dream sequences and the flamboyant artifice of Lucia’s theater troupe. What begins as a crime thriller quickly transforms into an entrancing melodrama that proposes a redefinition of family while musing on the immutability of fate. —P. Grady

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ZAMAN, THE MAN FROM THE REEDS

Denmark 2003 90 Mins

(Zaman, L’Homme Des Roseaux) Iraq 2004 77 Mins

Sunday Oct 17 11am Reg ZAFI17S

Monday Oct 11 9pm Reg ZAMA11S Wednesday Oct 13 9:30pm Raf ZAMA13R

Director Malene Vilstrup Producer Sarita Christensen Screenwriters Malene Vilstrup, Hans Hansen Cinematographer Lars Beyer Cast Rose Marie Hermannsen, Katrine Schnoor, Henrik Lykkegaard, Claus Bue, Charlotte Munksgaard Print Source Danish Film Institute

Director Amer Alwan Producers Marc Andre Brunet, Didier Couedic, Sattar Alwan Cinematographer Thomas Cichawa Editor Roger Ikhlef Cast Sami Kaftan, Shadha Salim, Hussein Imad, Saadiya Al Zaydi Print Source Artedis SA

When 11-year-old Anna’s sister is killed in a fall from her horse, Zafir, the family sinks into despair. Was the handsome, free-spirited horse to blame for the accident? Anna’s parents think so and anxiously warn her away from Zafir, while Anna wants more than anything to ride the horse to victory in an upcoming race. The arrival of a mysterious orphaned refugee, Sharbat, seems to have a magical effect on Zafir, and Anna and Sharbat soon join forces to help each other achieve their dreams. Featuring standout debut performances by the two young leads, this beautifully told tale of loss and renewal follows in the tradition of classics such as The Black Stallion. Ages 8+ —D. Quinones

The first feature film shot in Iraq in 15 years is a powerful allegory of the endurance of the Iraqi people despite extreme hardship. Zaman is a peasant who lives in the delta marshes of southern Iraq with his wife Najma and adopted son Yacine, orphaned by the first Gulf war. When Najma falls ill, Zaman journeys to Baghdad in search of medicine. In this beautiful, realistic rendering, we are transported from an atmospheric world of water, sky and birds into a city where noise, bureaucracy and corruption are the rule. Sami Kaftan, as Zaman, gives an exquisite performance, filled with tenderness and resolution, in this moving drama set in the days building up to the Iraq War. —D. Kaufman

Mill Valley Film Festival CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ZOHRE AND MANOUCHEHR Iran/France 2004 70 Mins Total Program 125 Mins

Rod Armstrong Greg Cahill Jeff Campbell Kelly Clement Amy Corbin KD Davis Zoë Elton Michael Fox Pam Grady Melissa Howden Nora Isaacs Mollie Katzen Deborah Kaufman Nancy Kelly Trina Lopez Carrie Lozano

Sunday Oct 10 8pm Raf ZOHR10R Monday Oct 11 6pm Raf ZOHR11R Director Mitra Farahani Producer Cyriac Auriol Screenwriter Mitra Farahani, based on a poem by Iraj Mizra Cinematographer Jerome Krumenacker Editor Sou Abadi Print Source Film Transit A beautifully filmed rare glimpse into the clash between strict Islamic religious beliefs and increasingly liberal attitudes toward women’s sexuality. In dazzling counterpoint to a love poem by Iraj Mizra, in which the goddess of love seduces a chaste warrior, the film addresses highly-charged subjects such as virginity, transgender identity and “temporary marriage.” —T. Lopez

THE LADIES’ ROOM Iran 2003 55 Mins

Robina Marchesi George Minafer John Morrison Jason O’Mahony Davina Pardo Brendan Peterson Richard Peterson Janis Plotkin Elaine Proctor Deanna Quinones Jason Sanders Jennifer Schmidt Joel Shepard Molli Amara Simon Peter Stack Michael Talbott

Director Mahnaz Afzali Shot entirely in the women’s restroom of Tehran’s Laleh Park, where older women counsel their younger cohorts every day, The Ladies’ Room creates a respectful space for all of its patrons to engage. —K. Davis

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Students talk to filmmakers and history makers like the founder of the Black Panthers, a soldier who helped liberate concentration camps in World War II, the son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Academy Award winners and filmmakers who expose injustice and bring whole other worlds to us through cinema.

J O I N T H E B A Y A R E A’ S B E S T O U T R E A C H A N D E D U C AT I O N P R O G R A M — I T ’ S F R E E ! Film is a dynamic tool for inspiration and instruction. For nearly two decades the Mill Valley Film Festival and the California Film Institute have brought new worlds into Bay Area schools through film, presentations, workshops and other activities, during the eleven days of the Film Festival as well as throughout the rest of the year. In the classroom, the Outreach program supplements films with teachers’ guides and onsite talks by industry professionals and subject experts. Classes could see Strange Fruit, a documentary about Abe Meeropol, the adop-

tive father of the convicted atomic spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and hold a post-screening discussion with the Rosenberg’s son, Robert Meeropol; or show a film adaptation of Swedish storyteller Astrid Lindgren’s work and follow with a talk by Lindgren’s illustrator, Ilon Wikland. Getting to know about the history and crafting of a film enriches students’ understanding of this complex medium. Held every July, the Young Critics Jury trains students aged 13 to 18 to think critically about film by exposing them to every aspect of the industry through presenta-

tions by producers, directors, critics and screenwriters. Several of the program’s participants then jury and curate the Mill Valley Film Festival’s youth reel, a 90-minute show of peer work (see page 78). How can you participate? It’s easy—there’s no waiting list, no admission price and no big bureaucracy. Simply contact Outreach manager John Morrison at 415.383.5256 x113, or email him at: jmorrison@cafilm.org. You’ll join our email broadcast list and Bay Area teacher database and receive announcements of events as soon as they’re confirmed.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: 2004 MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL TRAILER Popcorn Girl Molly Mulholland

CREATIVE Agency Scheyer/SF

Casting Nancy Hayes Casting

Concept Dennis Scheyer

EDITORIAL Editorial MWP Editorial

Directed by Suzanne Luna

Editor Jeff Wishengrad

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Editorial Producer Gary LeVine MUSIC Music SPANK! Composer P.J. Hanke Executive Producer Katie Jones

Producer Caryn Shuken

POSTPRODUCTION Sound Mix Saul Zaentz Film Center

Cast Dan Chris J. Fields

Film Processing and Prints CFI/Technicolor

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Camera Slow Motion Inc.

Sound Mixer Andy Wiskes

Film Stock Film Stock Kodak

Script Supervisor Nick Holms

Talent Payment Talent Fund

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Credits Chris Dudley

CREW Assistant Director Ned Copp

Boom Operators Claudia Katayanagi Alison Rider

Audio Layback Zoetrope

Assistant Camera Alejandro Lalinde Shaun Mayor

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Telecine Technicolor Creative Services Hollywood DI Technicolor Digital Intermediates

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Hair and Makeup Marla Chand Production Assistants Chris Garcia Jason Jancosek Joe Kennedy

VTR Jonathan Doff

Still Photographer LA Geraldine Baum

Props furnished by The Prop House

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Production Designer Andrew Lewis

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F E S T I V A L S TA F F Festival Staff

Founder and Director Mark Fishkin Director of Programming Zoë Elton

Festival Managers Robina Marchesi Cheryl Moody Events Coordinator Big Show Productions, Inc.

California Film Institute Directors of Operations Robina Marchesi Cheryl Moody

Festival Assistant Juliet Michele Lanfried

Programming Assistants Jason O’Mahony, Maïa Cybelle Carpenter Children’s Workshop Coordinator Joanne Parsont New Movies Lab Coordinator Amy Corbin

Smith Rafael Film Center

Photography Coordinator Patrick Argast

Executive Assistant JoAnn Hastings

Volunteer Coordinator Keith Zwolfer

Finance Manager Connie Chang

Volunteer Assistant Beth Spotswood

IT Consultants John MacLeod, Ken Duc Tuong Diep

Interns Gary Flatow, Ninfa Dawson, Patty Goldman

Interns Beverly Thorman, Blake Thorman, Amy Corbin, Danny Kasman, Davina Pardo, Amy Ng, Carlos Marulanda, Penny Wallace, Travis Beauchamp

Creative Consultant Dennis Scheyer

Guest Services

Publications

Filmmaker Liaison Joni Cooper

Managing Editor Joanne Parsont

Hospitality Kim Stevens

Copy Editor Carrie Pickett

Transportation Molli Amara Simon

Proofreaders Linda Moore, Christine Rickerby

Programming

Graphic Designer Kenneth Lockerbie

Major Gifts Kim Bender

Senior Programmer Karen Davis

Membership Lori Branson Malm

Programmers Janis Plotkin, Kelly Clement, John Morrison

Sponsorship Assistant Trinity West Intern Dena Higgins

Marketing Cheryl Moody

Print Traffic Assistant Elizabeth Nord

Outreach and Education John Morrison

Corporate Atissa Manshouri

Publicists Chris Wiggum, Timothy Buckwalter

Interns Ian Spitalnick, Wendy Leund, Tiffany Che

Logistics Paul Hegarty

Development

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Print Traffic Coordinator Jennifer Bauman

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Researcher/Programmer Jennifer Schmidt

Director of Programming Richard Peterson Associate Director Rama Dunayevich Manager Dan Zastrow Assistant Manager Ryan Hastie Shift Managers Max Savage, Jennifer Johnson Consultant Jan Klingelhofer Technical Director Marcus McWaters Assistants Cory Boldt, Ken Faulk Advisors Marty Brenneis Marcus Pun Projectionists David Goodyear, Jeff Kauffman, Doug Nadeau, Katie Thompson, Ryan Hastie, Max Savage, Lee Hillis

Programming Administrator Steven Reder

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PREMIER PATRON Yvonne Angelo, Steve and Vicki Beck, John G. Bors, Dr. Michael and Mrs. Vivien Bronshvag, William Burkart, Edwin Caldwell, Joel and Justine Coopersmith, Valerie Cox, Judith and Mel Croner, C. Royda Crosland, Andrea Danforth, Karl Dannecker, Gerri Eszterhas, Leonard Feldman, Mark & Lorrie Fishkin, Lee Flynn, Tonie Fowler, Jeffrey and Bonnie Freiberg, Maureen Galliani, Katherine Higgins Gianola and James Gianola, Frank and Barbro Greene, Tony Hooker, Bettina Hughes, Elisabeth Jaffe, Conrad Jorgensen, Michael and Chris Kasman, Douglas and Cessna Kaye, Michelle Kelly-Fogelman and Ed Fogelman, Brian Lehman, Carol Marshall and Thomas Price, Krista and Bill Martin, Peter and Alana Morris, Catherine Newman, Gilman and Barbara Parsons, Russ and Joni Pratt, Armondo Quintero and Brigid Breen, Virginia Reiss, Sylvia Reynolds, Barbara Richardson, Tania Rodrigues, Stuart Rudnick and Julie Rudnick, Gregory Seal and Victoria Seal, Sharon Sherrard, Kirsten Shilakes and Christopher Shilakes, Bradley and Diane Shore, Peter and Peggy Trethewey, Todd Werby and Nonie Greene, Brian and Candy Wilson, Stephanie Witt

CINEMA BENEFACTOR Melissa M. Bialla, Marty Brenneis, Marx L. Cazenave II, Jennifer Chaiken and Sam Hamilton, Peter and Stefanie Coyote, Denise Cutler, James Dines, Gordon and Joanne Dunn, Michael V. Dyett and Heidi Richardson, Jeffrey Edman, Mary Edwards, Paul M. Elliot, Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein, Melissa Fairgrieve, Yolanda and Jack Gibson, Paul and Marcia Ginsburg, Robert and Nanette Griswold, Kenneth and Linda Hicken, Richard and Susan Idell, Tina Jennings, Kathryn E. Johnson John Pierce Culver, Don and Donna Kelleher, Anne La Follette and Thomas Koegel, Victoria Love and R. Max Yusim, John and Tina Mehan, James Mochizuki, Harold and Gertrud Parker, Dwight R. Peterson, Mary and Bill Poland, Art Rothstein and Julia Erickson, Francoise Stone, Phyllis and Max Thelen, Monte and Ruthellen Toole, Saul Zaentz, Pamela Zeh, Zachary and Marlies Zeisler Please see page 19 for acknowledgement of Major Donor members who hold Festival, Rafael and California Film Institute Fast Passes.

The California Film Institute makes every effort to properly acknowledge our members and supporters. If we inadvertently left your name off this list, or you joined or renewed your membership after August 15th, 2004, please accept our our sincere apologies. Thank you.

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Kevin DiNovis Death & Texas

Sarah Gyllenstierna I’m Your Man

Richard Eyre Stage Beauty

Oleg Harencar Bloodlines

FILMS BY FILMMAKER

Brad Ableson Save Virgil

Jay Bogdanowitsch Tea Time

Mitra Farahani Zohre and Manouchehr

Dan Harris Imaginary Heroes

Jacek Adamczak The Glass Mountain

Pia Bovin Wallah Be

Gayle Ferraro Ganges: River to Heaven

Kore-Eda Hirokazu Nobody Knows

Mahnaz Afzali The Ladies’ Room

Zana Briski Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

Marc Forster Finding Neverland

Alex Holmes Out on the Tiles

Craig Foster Cosmic Africa

Andrew Horn The Nomi Song

Damon Foster Cosmic Africa

Cassandra Hornez Let’s Play in Kosovo

Craig Freimond Gums and Noses

Ellen Hovde Grey Gardens

Sam Fuller Aisle 7

Simeon Hutner My Brother, Nathaniel

Harrison Chadd The Brother

Samuel Fuller The Big Red One: The Reconstruction

Markus James Timbuktoubab

Sam Chen Eternal Gaze

Antoine Fuqua Lightning in a Bottle

Natalie Chim I’m an Asian American

Deborah Koons Garcia The Future of Food

Wendy Apple The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing

Andy Collen Winter

Jerry Garcia The Grateful Dead Movie

Javad Ardakani Canary

Bill Condon Kinsey

Leon Gast The Grateful Dead Movie

Beth Armstrong Tackle

Santiago Cortes Untitled

Paul Gay Catalina View

Nigel Atkinson The Perpetual Twilight of Gregor Black

Glenn Cowan For F**k’s Sake

Ali Geering-Kline Ghosty Ghosty

Ross Kauffman Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids

Paul Cox The Human Touch

Jean-Luc Godard Our Music

Abbas Kiarostami 10 on Ten

Liam Dalzell Punjabi Cab

Fredric Golding Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later

Abbas Kiarostami Five

Danniel Danniel Arna’s Children

Larry Golin Cross Bronx

Dylan Kidd P.S.

Jeffrey Dates Day Off the Dead

Jennifer Goyette The Lazy Assassin

Chansoo Kim Woman in the Attic

Nicole Barnette The Greener Grass

Huw Davies The Perpetual Twilight of Gregor Black

David Gordon Green Undertow

Eui-seok Kim Sword in the Moon

Christopher Barratier The Chorus (Les Choristes)

Tommy Davis Mojados: Through the Night

Alister Grierson Burning Ambition

Ben Kleiman The Telemarketer

Allison Berg Witches in Exile

Mario de la Vega Robbing Peter

Mark Gustafson Joe Blow

Dominic Koletes This Woman’s Work

Åsa Blanck Ebba & Torgny and Love’s Wondrous Ways

Eli Despres Wilderness Survival for Girls

Carla Gutierrez Time Lost

Andrzej Kukula Bart, The Doctor

Patricio Guzman Salvador Allende

Jean-Francois Laguionie Black Mór’s Island

Blanca X. Aguerre Our Story

Jonathan Caouette Tarnation

Fatih Akin Head-On

Jon Bang Carlsen Confessions of an Old Teddy

Sam Alcabes The Telemarketer

Shane Carruth Primer

Tomas Alfredson Four Shades of Brown

John Cassavetes Gloria

Amer Alwan Zaman, The Man from the Reeds Brad Anderson The Machinist Nimród Antal Kontroll

Cindy Baer Purgatory House Mark Bamford Cape of Good Hope Lawren Bancroft-Wilson Our New Toy Michael Barnes Time and Space

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Chris Landreth Ryan

Rob Nilsson SAMT

Benita Raphan The Critical Path

Götz Spielmann Antares

Lee Lanier Day Off the Dead

Patrick Nissim California Education Budget Crisis

Jason Reitman Consent

Jannik Splidsboel Louise & Papaya

Francois Lecauchois Let’s Play in Kosovo

Jonathon Nossiter Mondovino

Peter Richardson Stella Street

Josh Sternfeld Winter Solstice

James Lee The Beautiful Washing Machine

Hilmar Oddsson Cold Light

Peter Riegert King of the Corner

Peter Sved Mission Movie

Lee Min-Yong Season in the Sun

Naoko Ogigami Yoshino’s Barber Shop

Eran Riklis The Syrian Bride

Hideta Takahata The Hotel Venus

Kris Lefcoe Public Domain

Zrinko Ogresta Here

Mark Rinehart Jumpers

Valery Todoravsky My Step Brother Frankenstein

Mike Leigh Vera Drake

Lisbon Okafor Jujuluv

Lillian Ripley Barbie

Ferenc Toth Unknown Soldier

Mauro Lima Tainá 2: A New Amazon Adventure

Annette K. Olesen In Your Hands

Kim Roberts Wilderness Survival for Girls

Minze Tummescheit Jarmark Europa

Ingela Magner Emma and Daniel—The Meeting

Benedicte M. Orvung Disa Moves to Japan

Luis Armando Roche Yotama Flies Away

Malene Vilstrup Zafir

Dharan Mandrayar White Rainbow

Wynn Padula Rainbow Klansmen

Ben Rock Conversations

Paolo Virzi Caterina in the Big City

Stephen Marshall Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge

Melissa Painter Admissions

Jay Rosenblatt I Like It A Lot

Andrew Wesman A Song for Our Lady

Laila Pakalnina The Python

Sally Rubin Last Mountain

Dawn Westlake A Life of Death

Albert Maysles Grey Gardens

Johan Palmgren Ebba & Torgny and Love’s Wondrous Ways

David O. Russell I ` Huckabees

Jason Wishnow Oedipus

David Maysles Grey Gardens

Davina Pardo Birdlings Two

Chris J. Russo A Woman Reported

Artur Wrotniewski Twine, the Little Shoemaker

Tahnee McGuire The Bridesmaid

Sejong Park Birthday Boy

Andrea Schuch The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party

Julie Wyman Buoyant

Dariush Mehrjui Mama’s Guest

Michael Patten Michael Patten’s Life

Siri Melchior The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside

Rob Pearlstein Our Time Is Up

Juliano Mer Khamis Arna’s Children

James Pellerito Tides

Liz Mermin The Beauty Academy of Kabul

Deloss Pickett 25 to Life

Muffie Meyer Grey Gardens

Lila Place Each One Teach One

Tim Miller Rockfish

Bill Plympton Hair High

Jeffrey Moneo Danceland

Bill Plympton Guard Dog

Judith Montell Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman

Léa Pool The Blue Butterfly

Robina Marchesi Gumby Dharma

John Nein The Wedding Toast

Doug Pray Red Diaper Baby

Emilia Séchy The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party Michael Seely Nature’s Blueprints Sembene Ousmane Moolaadè James Sereno Silent Years Joe Shapiro It Takes a Village Patty Sharaf Citizen Stan

Hassan Yetapanah Story Undone Suzi Yoonessi Vern Robert M. Young Human Error Warren Yu PSA Darcy Yuille Blue Poles Moon Zappa Ugly Gabriele Zucchelli For a Tango

Saevar Sigurdsson Money Charles Martin Smith The Snow Walker Nikki Sonfield Ghosty Ghosty

Karen Price gone

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Salvador Allende Trick Zohre and Manouchehr

Australia Birthday Boy Blue Poles The Bridesmaid The Brother Burning Ambition Crawlspace The Human Touch Out on the Tiles Tackle

Germany The Big Red One: The Reconstruction Head-On Jarmark Europa The Nomi Song The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party Salvador Allende

Austria Antares

Ghana Witches in Exile

Belgium Salvador Allende

Hungary Kontroll Iceland Cold Light Money

Bosnia and Herzegovina Antares Our Music

India Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids Ganges: River to Heaven Open a Door in India Punjabi Cab White Rainbow

Brazil Tainá 2: A New Amazon Adventure Canada Birdlings Two The Blue Butterfly Danceland Our New Toy The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party Public Domain Ryan Chechnya My Step Brother Frankenstein Chile Salvador Allende China PSA Colombia Untitled Costa Rica The Blue Butterfly Croatia Here Czech Republic Bloodlines Denmark Confessions of an Old Teddy The Day I Decided to Become Nina In Your Hands Louise & Papaya Wallah Be Zafir Egypt Cosmic Africa France The Big Red One: The Reconstruction Black Mór’s Island The Chorus (Les Choristes) Let’s Play in Kosovo Mondovino Moolaadè Our Music

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Iran 10 on Ten Canary Five The Ladies’ Room Mama’s Guest Story Undone Zohre and Manouchehr Iraq Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge Zaman, The Man from the Reeds Ireland Story Undone

Mojados: Through the Night Open a Door in Mexico Our Story Robbing Peter Namibia Cosmic Africa Netherlands The Day I Decided to Become Nina Norway Disa Moves to Japan Ebba & Torgny and Love’s Wondrous Ways Palestine Arna’s Children Canary Poland Bart, The Doctor The Glass Mountain Jarmark Europa Twine, the Little Shoemaker Russia Bloodlines The Hotel Venus Jarmark Europa My Step Brother Frankenstein Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman Senegal Moolaadè Slovakia Bloodlines South Africa Cape of Good Hope Cosmic Africa Gums and Noses Open a Door in South Africa

Israel Arna’s Children The Syrian Bride

South Korea Bloodlines Season in the Sun Sword in the Moon A Tale of Two Sisters

Italy Caterina in the Big City Tides

Spain The Machinist Salvador Allende (co-prod.)

Japan Disa Moves to Japan The Hotel Venus Nobody Knows Yoshino’s Barber Shop

Sweden Emma and Daniel— The Meeting Four Shades of Brown I’m Your Man Louise & Papaya Passing Hearts

Jordan SAMT Kosovo Let’s Play in Kosovo Latvia The Python Malaysia The Beautiful Washing Machine Mali Timbuktoubab Mexico Mission Movie

Switzerland The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party The Chorus (Les Choristes) Syria Syrian Bride Taiwan Open a Door in Taiwan Turkey Antares Head-On

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FILMS BY COUNTRY UK The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside Finding Neverland For a Tango Open a Door in India Open a Door in Mexico Open a Door in South Africa Open a Door in Taiwan Perpetual Twilight of Gregor Black Stage Beauty Stella Street Vera Drake Ukraine Bloodlines USA 25 to Life Birdlings Two Bloodlines Admissions Aisle 7 Barbie Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge The Beauty Academy of Kabul The Big Red One: The Reconstruction Bloodlust Blues Divas: Bettye Lavette Blues Divas: Odetta Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids Buoyant California Education Budget Crisis Catalina View Citizen Stan Consent Conversations The Critical Path Cross Bronx Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Day Off the Dead Death & Texas Each One Teach One Ebba & Torgny and Love’s Wondrous Ways Eternal Gaze Fair Share Finding Neverland For F**k’s Sake The Future of Food Ganges: River to Heaven Ghosty Ghosty Gloria gone The Grateful Dead Movie The Greener Grass Grey Gardens Guard Dog Gumby Dharma Hair High Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later Human Error I ` Huckabees I Like It a Lot I’m an Asian American Imaginary Heroes It Takes a Village Joe Blow

Jujuluv Jumpers King of the Corner Kinsey The Last Mountain The Lazy Assassin A Life of Death Lightning in a Bottle Mondovino M.C. Richards: The Fire Within The Machinist Michael Patten’s Life Mission Movie Mojados: Through the Night My Brother, Nathaniel Nature’s Blueprints The Nomi Song Oedipus Our Time Is Up P.S. Primer Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman PSA Punjabi Cab Purgatory House Rainbow Klansmen Red Diaper Baby Robbing Peter Rockfish SAMT Save Virgil Silent Years The Snow Walker A Song for Our Lady Stage Beauty Stella Street Tarnation Tea Time The Telemarketer This Woman’s Work Tides Timbuktoubab Time Lost Ugly Undertow Unknown Soldier Untitled Urban Frankenstein Vern The Wedding Toast Wilderness Survival for Girls Winter Winter Solstice Witches in Exile Woman in the Attic A Woman Reported The Woodsman Venezuela Yotama Flies Away

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10 on Ten Mk2 International +33 1 44 67 30 00 phone +33 1 43 41 32 30 fax www.mk2-catalogue.com

Bloodlines Maxwell Productions caketao@yahoo.com 510-482-6341 phone 510-486-2293 fax

25 to Life Deloss Pickett deloss2@aol.com 619-479-9732 phone 619-479-5259 fax

Bloodlust PolyVinyl Films georger@complexcorporation.com 415-864-8123 phone 415-864-8726 fax

Admissions Luminous Entertainment annette@luminousent.com 323-931-3700 phone 323-931-8649 fax

The Blue Butterfly GalaFilm Inc. bleveille@galafilm.com 514-273-4252 phone 514-273-8689 fax www.galafilm.com

Aisle 7 Berkeley High School drasiah@berkeley.k12.ca.us 510-601-5164 phone

Blue Poles Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au

Antares Austrian Film Commission festivals@afc.at +43 1 526 33 23 200 phone www.afc.at

Blues Divas: Bettye Lavette Blue M Productions mugshot@robertmugge.com 601-713-3503 phone 413-235-5645 fax www.robertmugge.com

Arna’s Children THINKFilm 646-293-9400 phone 646-293-9407 fax www.thinkfilmcompany.com

Blues Divas: Odetta Blue M Productions mugshot@robertmugge.com 601-713-3503 phone 413-235-5645 fax www.robertmugge.com

Barbie 911 Media Arts Center annie@911media.org 206-682-6552 phone 206-682-7422 fax www.911media.org

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids THINKFilm 646-293-9400 phone 646-293-9407 fax www.thinkfilmcompany.com

Bart, The Doctor TVP.SA festivals@tvp.pl +48 22 547 6774 phone +48 22 547 8070 fax www.tvp.com Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge Guerrilla News Network stephen@gnn.tv 510-717-3555 day www.gnn.tv/battle_ground The Beautiful Washing Machine Taiwan Film & Culture Association tayilee@sinomovie.com +886-22782991 phone +886-287719391 fax The Beauty Academy of Kabul Wellspring Media 212-686-6777 phone 212-685-2625 fax www.wellspring.com The Big Red One: The Reconstruction Warner Home Video c/o DDA Public Relations jill.diraffaele@ddapr.com 310-205-4868 phone 310-205-4899 fax www.ddapr.com Birdlings Two Davina Pardo info@birdlingstwo.com 650-804-5986 phone www.birdlingstwo.com Birthday Boy Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au Black Mór’s Island Celluloid Dreams anne@celluloid-dreams.com 33 1 49 70 03 70 phone 33 1 49 70 03 71 fax www.celluloid-dreams.com

The Bridesmaid Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au

PRINT SOURCES Caterina in the Big City Empire Pictures info@empirepicturesusa.com 212-629-3097 phone 212-629-3629 fax www.empirepicturesusa.com

Death & Texas Neofight Film info@deathandtexas.com 323-822-2927 phone 413-622-2435 fax www.deathandtexas.com

The Choir (Les Choristes) Miramax 212-219-4100 phone www.miramax.com

Disa Moves to Japan Norwegian Film Institute arnab@nfi.no +47 22474500 phone +47 22474597 fax www.nfi.no/english

Citizen Stan Patty Sharaf pmsharaf@hotmail.com 310-451-4048 phone 310-454-6768 fax www.sharaf.net Cold Light Media Luna Entertainment festival@medialuna-entertainment.de +49-221-139-22-22 phone +49-221-139-22-24 fax www.medialuna.biz Confessions of an Old Teddy Danish Film Institute annettel@dfi.dk +45-3374-3400 day +45-3374-3401 fax www.dfi.dk Consent Tate USA thebear@tateusa.com 310-274-8055 phone 310-828-1707 fax www.tateusa.com Conversations Neptune Salad Entertainment, Inc. blrock@aol.com 818-781-7087 phone Cosmic Africa Eastgate Pictures rowestgate@aol.com 212-297-4349 phone

The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside Carrousel International Film Festival cifr.programmation@carrousel.qc.ca 418-722-0103 phone www.cfr.programmation@carrousel.qc.ca Each One Teach One Lila Place lilaplace@yahoo.com 650-248-7229 phone Ebba & Torgny and Love’s Wondrous Ways Modern TV johan.palmgren@chello.sc +46 8 55606420 phone +46 8 55606430 fax Emma and Daniel—The Meeting Swedish Film Institute gunnar.almer@sfi.se +46 8 6651100 phone +46 8 6663698 fax www.sfi.se Eternal Gaze Aloha Animations sambochen@yahoo.com 858-336-9937 phone 801-720-9138 fax www.EternalGaze.com The Fair Share Marin School of the Arts ladevich@aol.com 415-255-9700 phone 415-256-9677 fax www.marinschoolofthearts.com

The Brother Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au

Crawlspace Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au

Buoyant Dept Cinema, UHartford jwyman@hartford.edu 860-768-4573 phone 860-768-4151 fax www.iamjuliewyman.net

The Critical Path Benita Raphan braphan@aol.com 212-691-2877 phone www.benitaraphan.com

Five Mk2 International +33 1 44 67 30 phone +33 1 43 41 32 30 fax www.mk2-catalogue.com

Cross Bronx Bowling Car Productions cnconcoff@aol.com 310-459-7800 phone

For a Tango The Caravel Animation mail@thecaravel.com +44 2089281418 phone +44 2089281418 fax www.thecaravel.com

Burning Ambition Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au California Education Budget Crisis Patrick Nissim stxwarrior89@netscape.net 415-499-0746 phone Canary Farabi Cinema Foundation fcf1@dpi.net.ir +9821 6701010 phone +9821 6708155 fax www.fcf-ir.com Cape of Good Hope Wonder View Films capemovie@earthlink.net 917-821-1988 phone Catalina View Omaha Pictures 310-396-4333 phone 310-396-4323 fax www.omahapictures.com

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Wendy Apple wendyapple@earthlink.net 310-397-3989 phone Danceland Parlour Productions bigcitymoneo@yahoo.ca 306-652-4005 phone 604-685-6358 fax The Day I Decided to Become Nina Lemming Film i-jansen@dds.nl +31 6 242 343 74 phone Day Off the Dead BeezleBug Bit lee@beezlebugbit.com 702-203-1487 phone 702-293-2164 fax www.dayoffthedead.com

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Finding Neverland Miramax 212-219-4100 phone www.miramax.com

For F**k’s Sake Rumourd Prods. rumourdprod@aol.com 818-929-8562 phone Four Shades of Brown Swedish Film Institute gunnar.almer@sfi.se +46 8 6651100 phone +46 8 6663698 fax www.sfi.se The Future of Food Lily Films, Inc. cathbutler@mindspring.com 510-295-5468 phone 510-654-4376 fax www.thefutureoffood.com

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The Ladies’ Room Women Make Movies kfitzpatrick@wmm.com 212-925-0606 phone 212-925-2052 fax www.wmm.com

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The Human Touch Illumination Films Pty Ltd +61 8 8211 6232 phone +61 8 8211 7303 fax

Ganges: River to Heaven Seventh Art Releasing liz@7thart.com 323-845-1455 phone 323-845-4717 fax www.7thart.com Ghosty Ghosty Berkeley High School drasiah@berkeley.k12.ca.us 510-601-5164 phone The Glass Mountain TVP.SA festivals@tvp.pl +48 22 547 6774 phone +48 22 547 8070 fax Gloria Sony Pictures Repertory Michael_Schlesinger@spe.sony.com 310-244-5683 phone www.sonypicturesrepertory.com gone USC School of Cinema - TV cassidy@cinema.usc.edu 213-740-4432 phone The Grateful Dead Movie Video Arts 415-788-0300 phone

The Last Mountain Sally Rubin sallyrubinfilms@gmail.com 415-216-6147 phone

I ` Huckabees Fox Searchlight 310-369-1000 phone www.foxsearchlight.com

The Lazy Assassin Aisle 7 Productions igor@aisle7prod.com 323-868-6260 phone lazy.aisle7prod.com

I Like It A Lot Jay Rosenblatt jayr@jayrosenblattfilms.com 415-641-8220 phone 415-641-8220 fax www.jayrosenblattfilms.com

Let’s Play in Kosovo Zorn Production International zornproduction@wanadoo.fr +33 3 20 88 01 02 phone +33 3 20 88 01 03 fax www.zorn-productions.de

I’m an Asian American Street Level Youth Media riyka@street-level.org 773-862-5731 phone 773-862-0754 fax streetlevel.iit.edu

A Life of Death Ron De Caña Prods. dawnwestlake@hotmail.com 323-702-2933 phone 323-692-0095 fax www.dawnwestlake.com

I’m Your Man Soul Sister Film sgyllenstier@earthlink.net 212-749-6286 phone 212-749-6286 fax

Lightning in a Bottle Sony Pictures Classics Sony_Classics@spe.sony.com 212-833-8833 phone 212-833-8844 fax www.sonyclassics.com

Imaginary Heroes Sony Pictures Classics Sony_Classics@spe.sony.com 212-833-8833 phone 212-833-8844 fax www.sonyclassics.com

The Greener Grass Nicole Barnette nicolebarnette@mac.com 323-664-1702 phone 323-664-1702 fax

Louise & Papaya Danish Film Institute annettel@dfi.dk +45 3374-3400 phone +45 3374-3401 fax www.dfi.dk

In Your Hands Newmarket Films info@newmarketfilms.com 212-303-1708 phone www.newmarketfilms.com

Guard Dog Bill Plympton plymptoons@aol.com 212-675-6021 phone 212-741-5522 fax www.plymptoons.com

M.C. Richards: The Fire Within Kane-Lewis Productions kanelewis@aol.com 207-359-2320 phone www.mcrichardsfilms.com

It Takes a Village Tamalpais High School, Academy of Integrated Humanities + New Media (AIM) aimteachers@mac.com 415-460-0728 phone www.tamhigh.org/aim

Gums and Noses T.O.M. Pictures robbie@tompictures.co.za +27 114823972 phone +27 114824057 fax

The Machinist Paramount Classics 323-956-2000 phone 323-862-1212 fax www.paramountclassics.com

Jarmark Europa Cinema Copains minze.tu@gmx.de +49 30 44718 649 phone +49 30 47009 153 fax

Hair High Bill Plympton plymptoons@aol.com 212-675-6021 phone 212-741-5522 fax www.plymptoons.com Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later Fredric Golding Productions alex@figprod.com 212-966-1542 x204 phone 212-966-1827 fax Head-On Strand Releasing strand@strandreleasing.com 310-836-7500 phone www.strandreleasing.com Here Interfilm interfilm@interfilm.hr +385 91 5413728 phone +385 91 4667022 fax www.interfilm.hr

Mama’s Guest Cini cmi@cmi.ir +98 21 2548032 phone +98 21 2551914 fax www.cmi.ir

Joe Blow Vinton Studios fkelly@vinton.com 503-276-0114 phone 503-226-6056 fax www.vinton.com

Michael Patten’s Life Vector Studios michael@lucasvalley.net 415-577-0303 phone 415-499-7727 fax

Jujuluv Watari House lookafor@earthlink.net 415-931-7961 phone 415-931-7961 fax www.shots.net/news.asp?id=2180

Mission Movie Left Coast Films lswenson@sbcglobal.net 415-824-9114 phone www.missionmovie.org

Jumpers Mark Rinehart mark@bavc.org 415-305-9377 phone

Mojados: Through the Night Davis Gang Films nicboxer@mac.com 202-262-3564 phone 202-289-6632 fax www.mojadosmovie.com

King of the Corner Elevation Filmworks april@elevationfilmworks.com 212-924-6464 phone 212-924-0787 fax

The Hotel Venus Pony Canyon Inc. intl@ponycanyon.co.jp +81 3 5521-8007 phone +81 3 5521-8107 fax www.ponycanyon.co.jp/intl

Mondovino THINKFilm 646-293-9400 phone 646-293-9407 fax www.thinkfilmcompany.com

Kinsey Fox Searchlight 310-369-1000 phone www.foxsearchlight.com

Human Error New Deal Pictures hlightstone@newdealpictures.com 303-297-2288 phone 303-297-1031 fax newdealpictures.com

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My Brother, Nathaniel Simeon Hutner simeonh@yahoo.com 518-791-1551 phone My Step Brother Frankenstein Intercinema Art Agency intercin@edu.net.ru +7 095 255-90-52-82 phone www.intercinema.ru Nature’s Blueprints Michael Seely mseely@stanford.edu 650-248-7682 phone Nobody Knows IFC Films 516-803-4500 phone 516-803-4506 fax www.ifcfilms.com The Nomi Song Palm Pictures 212-320-3600 phone 212-320-3609 fax www.palmpictures.com Oedipus Mama’s Boy Productions jason@wishnow.com 310-650-8368 phone www.oedipusthemovie.com Open a Door in India Ragdoll Ltd LouiseN@ragdoll.co.uk +44 1753 631800 phone +44 1789 404136 fax www.ragdoll.co.uk Open a Door in Mexico Ragdoll Ltd LouiseN@ragdoll.co.uk +44 1753 631800 phone +44 1789 404136 fax www.ragdoll.co.uk Open a Door in South Africa Ragdoll Ltd LouiseN@ragdoll.co.uk +44 1753 631800 phone +44 1789 404136 fax www.ragdoll.co.uk Open a Door in Taiwan Ragdoll Ltd LouiseN@ragdoll.co.uk +44 1753 631800 phone +44 1789 404136 fax www.ragdoll.co.uk Our Music Wellspring Media 212-686-6777 phone 212-545-9931 fax www.wellspring.com Our New Toy Phalanx Films lawren@phalanxfilms.com 604-603-2633 phone www.phalanxfilms.com Our Story Alta Vista Films, Paseo de las Palmas mguevara@altavistafilms.com.mx 525-552-0190 x4665 phone 525-556-4587 fax www.altavistafilms.com Our Time Is Up Station B robpearlstein@earthlink.net 323-653-0711 phone www.stationb.com

Money SS FILM ssfilm@centrum.is +354 898 8977 phone

Out on the Tiles Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au

Moolaadè New Yorker Films 212-645-4600 phone 212-645-3030 fax www.newyorkerfilms.com

P.S. Newmarket Films info@newmarketfilms.com 212-303-1708 phone www.newmarketfilms.com

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SAMT 9@Night Films 510-527-7217 phone 510-528-4770 fax

Passing Hearts Flodellfilm therese@flodellfilm.se +46 8 587 505 10 phone +46 8 587 505 61 fax The Perpetual Twilight of Gregor Black Scottish Screen bryony.mcintyre@scottishscreen.com +44 141 3021756 phone +44 141 3021778 fax www.scottishscreen.com The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party HIT Entertainment jmueller@HITEntertainment.com 972-390-6000 phone 972-390-6722 fax www.pingu.com Primer THINKFilm 646-293-9400 phone 646-293-9407 fax www.thinkfilmcompany.com Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman Montell Association jmontell@worldnet.att.net 510-548-6521 phone www.professionalrevolutionary.org PSA Berkeley High School drasiah@berkeley.k12.ca.us 510-601-5164 phone Public Domain Severance Package Productions nextpunk@sympatico.ca 416-203-2195 phone www.public-domain.tv

Save Virgil Hypnotic gary@hypnotic.com 310-453-2345 phone 310-453-0075 fax www.hypnotic.com Season in the Sun TUBE Entertainment intl@tube-entertainment.co.kr +822-515-8231 phone +822-547-3279 fax www.tube-entertainment.co.kr Silent Years Kinetic Films ybiersach@kineticfilms.com 808-230-6079 phone 808-597-1444 fax The Snow Walker First Look Media 323-337-1000 phone 323-337-1078 fax www.firstlookmedia.com A Song for Our Lady Andrew Wesman andrewwesman@earthlink.net 415-387-0612 phone 415-876-0134 fax Stage Beauty Lions Gate Entertainment 310-255-3700 phone 310-255-3770 fax www.lionsgatefilms.com

Punjabi Cab Liam Dalzell ldalzell@stanfordalumni.org 650-387-9526 phone

Stella Street Strand Releasing strand@strandreleasing.com 310-836-7500 phone www.strandreleasing.com

Purgatory House Free Dream Picures LLC purgatoryhouse@cs.com 818-763-5299 phone www.purgatoryhouse.com

Story Undone Hassan Yektapanah yektapanah@yahoo.com +98 21 806 6424 phone +98 21 806 6424 fax

The Python National Film Center of Latvia ieva.pitruka@nfc.gov.lv +371-7505-074 phone +371-7505-077 fax www.nfc.lv

Sword in the Moon Microvision Inc. namu@mirovision.com +82 2 737-1185 phone +82 2 737-1184 fax

Rainbow Klansmen Pixel Colors Productions wpadula@ucla.edu 310-622-3757 phone 310-313-9126 fax www.pixelcolorsproductions.com Red Diaper Baby Hello Hooker Productions brianbenson@earthlink.net 415-759-6012 phone 415-759-6010 fax www.joshkornbluth.com Robbing Peter Prickly Pear Productions mariodlv@adelphia.net 818-692-6358 phone 818-487-0995 fax www.robbingpeter.com Rockfish Artisans PR kgayhart@artisanspr.com 310-837-6008 phone 310-837-2286 fax www.artisanspr.com Ryan National Film Board of Canada l.charbonneau@nfb.ca 514-283-9806 phone Salvador Allende JBA jbaprodfilms@club-internet.fr +33 1 48 04 84-60 phone +33 1 42 76 09 67 fax

The Syrian Bride TF1 International sbellaud@tfi.fr +33 1 41 41 4267 phone +33 1 41 41 3160 fax Tackle Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) ruth.saunders@aftrs.edu.au +61 2-9805-6455 phone +61 2-9805-6563 fax www.aftrs.edu.au Tainá 2—A New Amazon Adventure Tietê Produçoés Cinematografilas kika@tietecine.com.br +55 29 2539-059 phone +55 21 2539-0597 fax www.tietecine.com.br A Tale of Two Sisters Tartan/Vitagraph info@dadfilms.net 323-655-9300 phone 323-655-9301 fax www.dadafilms.net Tarnation Wellspring Media 212-686-6777 phone 212-545-9931 fax www.wellspring.com Tea Time Avatar Entertainment jaybog@earthlink.net 310-678-7317 phone 310-858-8504 fax www.geocities.com/tea_time_film/

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The Telemarketer Berkeley High School drasiah@berkeley.k12.ca.us 510-601-5164 phone

Wet Dreams and False Images Jesse Epstein jesse@ohmsmedia.org 212-539-3776 phone

This Woman’s Work Soul Searcher Films soulsearcherprod@hotmail.com 818-422-7831 phone 323-634-0044 fax

White Rainbow Dharlin Entertainment linda@dharlin.com 760-749-5351 phone 760-749-5351 fax www.dharlin.com

Tides Vicentino Films mareeshortfilm@hotmail.com 212-496-9017 phone Timbuktoubab Firenze Records katrina@firenzerecords.com 707-578-6728 phone www.firenzerecords.com Time Lost Carla Gutierrez carlagu@earthlink.net 212-477-3143 phone 206-350-6573 fax Trick TNT That’s New Talent stephane.ackel@free.fr +33 6 14102951 phone www.tnt.asso.fr Twine, the Little Shoemaker TVP.SA festivals@tvp.pl +48 22 547 6774 phone +48 22 547 8070 fax Ugly Carolyn Paxton Jansen 323-650-6582 phone www.uglythemovie.com Undertow United Artists 310-449-3370 phone 310-449-3100 fax www.unitedartists.com Unknown Soldier Carmichael Films chris@carmichaelfilms.com 212-803-5880 phone 212-684-3875 fax www.carmichaelfilms.com Untitled The Big Picture Alliance chinadancer9@aol.com 215-735-5750 phone 215-735-9291 fax www.bigpicturealliance.com Urban Frankenstein PolyVinyl Films georger@complexcorporation.com 415-864-8123 phone 415-864-8726 fax Vera Drake Fine Line Features 212-649-4800 phone 212-956-1942 fax www.flf.com Vern Sanguine Film 917-574-5220 phone 212-579-0344 fax www.sanguinefilm.com Wallah Be Danish Film Institute lizetteg@dfi.dk www.dfi.dk

Wilderness Survival for Girls Last Call Films wsfg@lastcallfilms.com 510-601-6962 phone 510-601-6962 fax www.WildernessSurvivalForGirls.com Winter Happy Trails Animation andy@happytrailsanimation.com 503-590-7377 phone 503-590-7111 fax www.happytrailsanimation.com Winter Solstice Paramount Classics 323-956-2000 phone 323-862-1212 fax www.paramountclassics.com Witches in Exile Satellite Pictures Inc. allib3h@aol.com 212-691-0223 phone 212-691-0223 fax Woman in the Attic University of Southern California 213-740-4443 phone 213-740-5226 fax www-cntv.usc.edu A Woman Reported Bustin’ Out Films cjrusso@pacbell.net 323-650-6150 phone www.cjrusso.com The Woodsman Newmarket Films info@newmarketfilms.com 212-303-1708 phone www.newmarketfilms.com Yoshino’s Barber Shop Pia Film Festival: Pia Corporation international@pff.jp +81 3 3265-1425 phone +81 3 3265-5659 fax www.pia.co.jp/pff Yotama Flies Away Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía - Caracas festivalcnac@cantv.net +58212 237 6948 phone +58212 239 4786 fax www.cnac.org.ve Zafir Danish Film Institute lizetteg@dfi.dk www.kaldmigbareaksel.dk Zaman, The Man from the Reeds Artedis SA +33 1 53 92 29 29 phone +33 1 53 92 29 20 fax www.dfi.dk Zohre and Manouchehr Film Transit janrofekamp@filmtransit.com 514-844-3358 phone 514-844-7298 fax

The Wedding Toast Waterproof Pictures jnein@sbcglobal.net 323-656-9857 phone www.geocities.com/jnein@sbcglobal.net

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13 Bernard........................................138

Crystal Geyser Water Company.........36

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...................................21

DigiQuest Learning Center...............129

ADVERTISER INDEX

Digital Projection Inc.........................114 ActiveMusic ......................................152 Dolby Laboratories .............................31

Marin County Farmers’ Market.........140

The Richmonds - Jane and Peter ......52

Dorothy J. Slattery, DDS ..................148

Marin Hotels .......................................41

Rims & Goggles ...............................120

Events Ondine..................................138

Marin Independent Journal/ANG........15

Ristorante Fabrizio ...........................144

Fireman’s Fund ....................................9

Marin Oriental Rugs .........................106

Ritz Carlton Hotel ...............................39

First Crush Restaurant .....................141

Marin Suites Hotel ............................131

Rodnik Vodka ...................................126

Fiske Video Production ....................154

Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan...........13

Russel & Davis Architects ....................6

FrameCrafters Gallery......................120

Massage Therapists Group ..............154

SAGIndie ............................................48

Frank Howard Allen Realtors .............40

McGuire Real Estate ........................123

Salute e Vita .....................................148

Frank Howard AllenMill Valley Office ..............................24

Media Networks, Inc...........................28

San Francisco magazine....................29

Metro Crepes....................................148

San Rafael Business Improvement District ...............................................1

Alexander’s Decorative Rugs.............46 American Airlines..................................8 Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria .............142 Aroma Café ......................................138 Art Works Downtown ........................112 Avance Tapas Bar & Restaurant ......136 Bank of Marin ...................................IFC Barbara Llewellyn Catering and Event Planning .......................124 Baskin Robbins ................................144 Frantoio Ristorante.............................17 Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce...142

Bellam Self-Storage & Boxes...........136

San Rafael Joe’s ..............................152

From Soup to Nuts Catering ............108 Mill Valley Health Club & Spa ..........144

Benny & Bebe’s Magic Circus..........144

SBC SMART Yellow Pages................137

Galaxy Desserts ...............................115 Mill Valley Services...........................148

Best Beverage Catering ...................132

Scandinavian Designs........................32

Galliani Dental Laboratory................127 Miller Video & Film .............................60

Big Show Productions ........................10

Scheyer/SF.........................................47

Giraffex Inc. Graphic Design ............125 Montecito Shopping Center..............120

Bogie’s Cafe .....................................108

SF Weekly ........................................128

GoKage Systems .............................109 MVFF Trailer Cast ............................109

Briarcliff Wine Group ........................154

Sonnen Motorcars ............................121

Groove Eleven..................................133 MW General Contracting....................39

Brickley Productions...........................56

Sparkology........................................144

Hartmann Studios.............................135 MWP Editorial...................................149

Budish Insurance Services...............136

Stefano’s Pizza.................................152

Idell, Berman & Seitel.........................22 NBC11 ................................................14

Carpet Concepts ..............................129

Stella Artois ......................................134

The Incredibles...................................33 NT Video...........................................108

Cascade Bar & Grill ..........................117

Stephan-Hill ......................................120

Jaguar of Marin ..................................24 Nutella ................................................37

CaterMarin ........................................118

Stephanie Witt ....................................38

Jasper and Jari Esterhuizen.............127 Old Mill Properties..........................2, 43

Chef de Cuisine Catering .................130

Strawberry Village ............................121

Jennie Low’s .....................................117 Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center........................................4

Osher/Marin JCC/Center Stage .........38 Sutton Suzuki Architects.....................20

Joie de Vivre Hospitality ...................107 Out of Thyme Catering and Events..148

CinéArts & Century Theatres............111

Sweetwater.......................................129

Judy’s Breadsticks..............................72 Pacific Union ......................................45

Cinecitta............................................117

Tam Systems/Peter Tolger .................52

KGO Newstalk AM810......................158 A Party Center ..................................122

Clos du Bois .....................................119

Tamalpais Bank ..................................34

Kodak ...............................................127 Patrik Argast Photography................116

Cloud Nine........................................152

Technicolor........................................110

La Ginestra.........................................38 Pearl’s Phat Burgers ........................138

Coldstone Creamery ..........................72

University of California Press .............56

Lexus of Marin....................................41 Peet’s Coffee & Tea............................42

Coldwell Banker .................................35

Vasco’s .............................................152

Liese Kehl Realty .............................154 Photo Sprint......................................138

Comcast .............................................16

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage .............25

Linda Walsh Real Estate ..................138 Pinnacle Communications ................116

WIRED magazine...............................44

Litman/Gregory Asset Management, LLC.........................IBC

Piper Jaffray .......................................12

Lucasfilm Ltd........................Back Cover

Point.360...........................................116

County of Marin Board of Supervisors.......................64

Marin BMW Motorcycles ....................56

Remax - Kathee Shatter...................142

Courtyard Larkspur Landing...............39

Marin Community Foundation ..............7

Richardson Architects.......................142

Cook Paging ....................................112

World of Sound.................................120

Corporate Media Systems................142

Yet Wah Restaurant .........................121

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Guard Dog .......................83

TITLE INDEX

My Step Brother Frankenstein..................92

Gumby Dharma ................72

Tackle ..............................76

Nature’s Blueprints ...........99

Tainá 2: A New Amazon Adventure .....................97

Nobody Knows.................93

A Tale of Two Sisters ........98

Gums and Noses ..............86 Hair High .........................86 5@5: Busted ......................76 5@5: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You .......................76

Catalina View ...................76

The Nomi Song ................93

Tarnation..........................98

Caterina in the Big City .....82

Hardwood Dreams: Ten Years Later ..............86

Oedipus ...........................83

Tea Time ..........................76

The Chorus ......................82

Head-On..........................87

Open a Door in India.........90

The Telemarketer ..............78

Citizen Stan .....................82

Here ................................87

Open a Door in Mexico .....90

This Woman’s Work ..........76

Cold Light ........................82

Hi De Ho Show ................87

Tides ...............................76

Confessions of an Old Teddy .....................84

Open a Door in South Africa ..................90

The Hotel Venus ...............87

5@5: I’m Movin’ On ...........76 5@5: Sweet Sixteen Blues...76 5@5: Take These Chains from My Heart.................77 5@5: You Are My Sunshine ..77

Human Error ....................88 Consent ...........................77

10 on Ten...........................77

Time and Space ..............76 Our Music ........................93

The Human Touch ............88 Conversations ..................76 I ` Huckabees...........73, 88

25 to Life ...........................99 Cosmic Africa...................83 Admissions ......................77

Time Lost.........................76 Our New Toy ....................77 Top Hat and Tales.............98 Our Story .........................98

I Like It a Lot....................99 Crawlspace ......................77

Aisle 7 .............................78

Tribute: Albert Maysles......53 Our Time Is Up .................77

I’m an Asian American ......78 The Critical Path .........76, 99

Antares ............................78

Tribute: Gena Rowlands ....61 Out on the Tiles................76

I’m Your Man....................76 Cross Bronx .....................83

Arna’s Children.................78 Barbie .............................78

Timbuktoubab ..................98 Open a Door in Taiwan......98

Tribute: Mike Leigh ...........57 P.S. ................................93

Imaginary Heroes........75, 88 The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing...83

Trick ................................76 PSA.................................78

In Your Hands ..................89 Passing Hearts ................76

Barbie, Frankenstein and Friends ...................78

Danceland .......................99

It Takes a Village ..............78

The Dark Side of the ’Toon...83

Jarmark Europa ................89

The Day I Decided to Become Nina.................90

Joe Blow .........................83

The Perpetual Twilight of Gregor Black .................76

Bart, The Doctor...............98 Battleground: 21 Days on the Empire’s Edge .....78

The Beauty Academy of Kabul ........................79 The Best of Sports Shorts...79

Ugly ................................76 Undertow .........................99

The Pingu Family at the Wedding Party ...............98

Unknown Soldier ..............99

Primer .............................94

Untitled............................78

Professional Revolutionary: The Life of Saul Wellman ...82

Urban Frankenstein ..........78

King of the Corner ............89

Jujuluv.............................89 Day Off the Dead..............83

The Beautiful Washing Machine ........................79

Twine, The Little Shoemaker ....................98

Jumpers ..........................79 Death & Texas ..................84 Disa Moves to Japan ........90

Vera Drake .................59, 99 Kinsey .............................90

The Dog Who Was a Cat Inside .....................98

Public Domain ..................94

Kontroll............................90

Punjabi Cab .....................92

Each One Teach One ........76

The Ladies’ Room...........102

Purgatory House ..............94

Ebba & Torgny and Love’s Wondrous Ways ..84

The Last Mountain ............79

The Python ......................94

Vern ................................77 Vidiot’s Delight .................99

The Big Red One: The Reconstruction ........79 Birdlings Two ...................99 Birthday Boy ....................77

Wallah Be ......................100 The Wedding Toast ...........77 The Lazy Assassin ............76

Rainbow Klansmen ...........76

Emma and Daniel— The Meeting ..................84

Let’s Play .........................90

Red Diaper Baby ..............95

Wet Dreams and False Images..........................77

Eternal Gaze ....................83

Let’s Play in Morocco .......90

Robbing Peter ..................95

White Rainbow ...............100

The Fair Share..................78

A Life of Death .................77

Rockfish ..........................83

Wilderness Survival for Girls .......................100

Finding Neverland.......73, 84

Lightning in a Bottle....75, 90

Ryan ..........................83, 99

Five .................................85

Louise & Papaya ..............90

Salvador Allende ..............95

For a Tango......................83

M. C. Richards: The Fire Within ..............91

SAMT ..............................95

Black Mór’s Island ............80 Bloodlines........................80 Bloodlust .........................78 The Blue Butterfly.............80

Winter..............................83

Blue Poles .......................76

Winter Solstice ...............100

Blues Divas: Bettye Lavette ...............80

For F**k’s Sake.................77

Blues Divas: Odetta ..........81

Four Shades of Brown ......85

Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids ..81

The Future of Food ...........85

Witches in Exile ..............101 Save Virgil........................76

The Machinist..................91

Woman in the Attic ...........83 Season in the Sun ............96

Mama’s Guest ..................91

A Woman Reported ..........76 Silent Years ......................76

Michael Patten’s Life.........78 Ganges: River to Heaven...85

The Woodsman ..............101 The Snow Walker..............96

Mission Movie ..................91

The Bridesmaid ................76 Ghosty Ghosty .................78

Yoshino’s Barber Shop ....101 A Song for Our Lady .........78

The Glass Mountain ..........98

Mojados: Through the Night .......................92

Spotlight: Laura Linney .....74

Gloria ..............................63

Mondovino.......................92

Stage Beauty ...................96

gone................................76

Money .............................76

Stella Street .....................96

Zaman, The Man from the Reeds....................102

California Education Budget Crisis.................78

The Grateful Dead Movie...86

Moolaadè ........................92

Story Undone ...................97

Zohre and Manouchehr ...102

Canary.............................81

The Greener Grass ...........76

My Brother, Nathaniel .......91

Sword in the Moon ...........97

Cape of Good Hope .........81

Grey Gardens ...................55

The Brother ......................77

Yotama Flies Away..........101 Zafir ..............................102

Buoyant ...........................79 Burning Ambition..............77

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