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MAYO R ’ S PRO C L AM AT ION PROCLAMATION DECLARING OCTOBER 7–17, 2010 “MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL DAYS”

W H E R E A S , the Mill Valley Film Festival has presented outstanding local and international films in this community for 33 years; and W H E R E A S , the Mill Valley Film Festival fulfills the important function of providing filmmakers an audience for their works; and

W H E R E A S , international filmmakers and the film community in Marin County enhance our cultural life by participating in the Mill Valley Film Festival; and

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filmgoers join together to make the Film Festival one of the Bay Area’s social and cultural highlights of the year; and

W H E R E A S , the City of Mill Valley has proudly supported independent filmmaking and the Mill Valley Film Festival for 33 years;

N O W, T H E R E F O R E , I, Stephanie Moulton-Peters, Mayor of the City of Mill Valley, take great pleasure in supporting the 33rd Annual Festival by proclaiming October 7–17, 2010, as Mill Valley Film Festival Days in Mill Valley.

STEPHANIE MOULTON-PETERS Mayor of Mill Valley

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE Welcome to the 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival! The media landscape continues to change rapidly around us, and the Mill Valley Film Festival continues to change with it. Since 1978, the Festival has kept pace with the demand for great films in a vibrant social setting that brings together audiences and filmmakers in a shared love for the medium and its limitless potential for informing and shaping our lives.

major international symposium in New York on hazardous chemicals and waste. Such is the power of film in the shaping of our discourse, politics and planet.

As a proud part of Bay Area and film culture at large, MVFF has reveled in its role as “trusted curator” of fine films, expanding to meet the needs of our audiences year-round with the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, the purchase of the historic Sequoia Theater in 2008 and, now, with our own distribution arm, which launched in 2010 with festival favorite Touching Home (2008) by Marin County’s own Logan and Noah Miller.

Our much beloved Children’s FilmFest is back with a slate of whimsical and affirming family films that include EEP!, Twigson and The Crocodiles. These films unite the entire family, and advance the Festival’s goal of being a truly community-wide undertaking. New this year: Check out our Flex Pass!

With CFI Releasing, we at the California Film Institute are doing our part to address the needs of filmmakers and film lovers in a changing market. We strive to stay out in front of the economic and technological currents affecting film exhibition and distribution. We may not know exactly what the future will bring, but rest assured we’ll be there when it unfolds. For us, meanwhile, a film festival remains a place for film lovers and makers to gather, and a place for introducing our community to extraordinary but perhaps otherwise difficult-to-find films. Over the next 11 days, our audiences will choose from a broad range of 143 fiction and nonfiction films—82 features and 61 shorts, representing 46 countries and 32 premieres—in addition to an array of panels, workshops, special programs, Spotlights and Tributes. Taken together, these films reflect both the wonderful diversity of our world as well as the universality of our most basic human values. This year’s Festival opens with two remarkable dramas based on true stories: Conviction (starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell) and The King’s Speech (starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush). While their subjects couldn’t be further apart, both offer poignant examples of perseverance and accomplishment by persons facing life-altering challenges.

We take great pride in showcasing the unique sensibilities, concerns and talent of our Bay Area filmmaking community. This year, choose from 21 films by Bay Area artists.

Closing Night features a special screening of The Debt—a thriller about a retired Mossad agent (played by 2006 MVFF Tributee Helen Mirren) plagued by a secret she has kept since a young woman (a role played by the glamorous and rising star, Jessica Chastain, who will be joining us). The party afterward is at Kerner Studios, onetime home of Industrial Light and Magic. (And speaking of George Lucas, the Festival pulls out all the stops for a familyfriendly 30th-anniversary screening of The Empire Strikes Back.) Our Centerpiece film, Miral, is a moving and important look at the Israel-Palestine conflict from the perspective of a Palestinian woman, and comes to us from acclaimed director Julian Schnabel (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). We also offer Shlomi Eldar’s Precious Life, a documentary that follows a Palestinian family and an Israeli medical team trying to save a critically ill infant during the larger crisis in Gaza—a very different film, yet one that shares with Miral the potent desire for reconciliation and understanding. Film’s power as a tool for education and social activism as well as entertainment remains central to MVFF’s vision. Our Active Cinema films inform and awaken us, challenging audiences to engage the most pressing issues of our time. One example is what acclaimed Scandinavian filmmaker Stefan Jarl calls his most important film ever, Submission, about the physiological and environmental impact of our “chemical society.” Submission has become a talking point in Sweden’s upcoming election, and has even been scooped up by the United Nations for a

This year the Festival proudly salutes two outstanding actors with Tributes: the inimitable Annette Bening, a three-time Academy Award–nominated actress with roots here in the Bay Area; and the astonishingly versatile Edward Norton, himself with two Academy nods to date, who will be on-hand with his latest film, Stone. Our Spotlight program, meanwhile, honors (and welcomes back to MVFF) renowned Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, Babel) and presents his brilliant new work, Biutiful. Our second Spotlight honoree is the supremely talented James Franco, who appears in two Festival offerings, William Vincent, and 127 Hours, the latest from Academy Award–winning director Danny Boyle (whose Slumdog Millionaire screened at MVFF in 2008). As always, I would like to extend thanks to everyone who has helped make our 33rd MVFF possible, including our generous donors and sponsors, dedicated staff, Board of Directors, hard-working volunteers and, last but never least, the outstanding artists whose work gives us all so much.

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CFI MILESTONE CAMPAIGN For more than three decades the California Film Institute has enriched the cultural lives of Marin County and Bay Area residents. As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and the 33rd edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival, we continue to work to secure the legacy of this exceptional cultural organization by making it financially sustainable. In taking these steps now, we ensure that future generations—and future audiences— will be able to enjoy the rich and varied offerings of CFI’s three core programs: the Smith Rafael Film Center, the Mill Valley Film Festival and CFI Education.

• Continue the high-quality, innovative programming that has earned CFI its international reputation. • Bring Bay Area audiences into contact with the world’s most celebrated and visionary filmmakers. • Expand CFI Education to offer more media-literacy and hands-on filmmaking programs to Bay Area students and bring more filmmakers into local schools. • Increase our creative and financial suppor t of filmmakers through CFI Releasing, our nonprofi t film distribution program. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE MILESTONE CAMPAIGN, PLEASE VISIT CAFILM.ORG/ SUPPORT OR EMAIL US AT DEVELOPMENT@CAFILM.ORG.

Through the generous support of our Milestone Campaign donors, we are able to:

CFI WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND FOUNDATIONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE MILESTONE CAMPAIGN

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LEADERSHIP CIRCLE

SILVER CIRCLE

Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith Jennifer Coslett MacCready

Anonymous (2) Kamala Geroux-Berry and David Berry Sheryle Bolton and Steve Shane Alice Corning Dennis P. Fisco and Pamela Polite Fisco Margaret E. Haas Susan and Richard Idell Andrée Poirier Jansheski K.C. and Steve Lauck Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation Bobbie Meyer Kristin Otis and James Boyce Terese and Robert Payne Gordon Radley Heidi Richardson and Michael Dyett Alan Scott

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MAJOR FOUNDATION SUPPORT

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Jennifer Coslett MacCready in memory of Ruth White Scott Lorrie and Mark Fishkin in memory of Maxine Ellis

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CFI BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOUNDER/ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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VOLUNTEER! It’s not too late to volunteer for the Mill Valley Film Festival. Contact Michael LoPresti, volunteer coordinator, at 415.526.5869 or mvffvolunteers@cafilm.org

GET THE LATEST INFO FIRST! Follow MVFF on Facebook and Twitter. See mvff.com for details.

LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME! New this year, ride the free MVFF shuttle; see page 116 for details. We also encourage taking Golden Gate Transit to our screenings and events.

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TICKETS / INFORMATION HOW TO BUY TICKETS BUY IN PERSON San Rafael Ticket Outlet

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St. • Pre-Festival Director’s Circle, Premier Patron and Cinema Benefactor Members: September 16, 6:00–8:00 pm September 17–18, 2:00–7:00 pm • All CFI Members: September 19–21, 2:00–7:00 pm • General Public: September 22–October 6, 2:00–7:00 pm • During the Festival, October 7–17 Weekdays 2:00–10:00 pm Weekends 10:00 am–10:00 pm Mill Valley Ticket Outlet Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce 85 Throckmorton Ave. • Pre-Festival October 5–6, 2:00–7:00 pm • During the Festival, October 7–17 Weekdays 2:00–10:00 pm Weekends 10:00 am–10:00 pm

PARKING In Mill Valley: Two-hour parking meters in downtown Mill Valley operate 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, and cars parked over two hours are subject to ticketing. Although meters are free after 6:00 pm, the two-hour limit is still enforced. See map for directions and parking areas. In San Rafael: There are parking garages throughout the downtown San Rafael area. Two-hour parking meters in San Rafael operate 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, and cars parked for more than two hours are subject to ticketing. Meters are free after 6:00 pm and on Sundays. See map for directions and parking areas.

Opening dates and hours for ticket sales are listed below

PHONE: Toll-free 1.877.874.MVFF (6833)

ONLINE: mvff.com • Director’s Circle, Premier Patron and Cinema Benefactor Members: September 16, 6:00 pm • All CFI Members: September 19, 2:00 pm • General Public: September 22, 9:00 am

• Director’s Circle, Premier Patron and Cinema Benefactor Members: September 16, 6:00–8:00 pm September 17, 9:00 am–5:00 pm • All CFI Members: September 19, 2:00–7:00 pm September 20–21, 9:00 am–5:00 pm • General Public: September 22–October 17, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

TICKET PRICES

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• $25 Children’s FilmFest Flex Pass (see page 41) • $12.50 General Admission • $11 Seniors (65+) • $10 Children’s FilmFest (kids and adults) • $10 CFI Members • $5.00 5@5 Programs

SOLD OUT? TRY THE RUSH LINE

Rush tickets are often available even when advance tickets have sold out. The rush line forms outside each venue beginning one hour before showtime. Approximately 10 minutes prior to the screening, available rush tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. No discounts. Cash only.

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

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Membership information will be available at Festival ticket outlets. New members may join, and old friends may renew or upgrade their existing memberships.

ETIQUETTE As a courtesy and in fairness to others, we ask that you only hold one seat per person when attending screenings and events. Please turn off cell phones and watch alarms. Thank you and enjoy the films.

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RESERVED SEATING 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.

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OPENING NIGHT Welcome to the 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival! Our 11-day celebration begins with two exceptional opening night films and a gala to remember.

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Knockout performances from Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell charge this heroic true story of Betty Anne Waters, a high school dropout who transformed herself to try to save her brother from a life in prison. See page 88 for complete film information.

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This extraordinary film tells the true story of an inveterate stutterer, King George VI (Colin Firth, A Single Man, MVFF 2009), the father of Elizabeth II, and his unconventional speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush, Shine, MVFF 1996), who helps him find his voice. See page 97 for complete film information.

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CLOSING NIGHT

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY FOLLOWS THE CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING Sunday, October 17

The 33rd Mill Valley Film Festival closes with a bang, with a special screening of The Debt. After the film, join us at our exciting new Closing Night space, Kerner Studios in San Rafael, which was an original production studio for George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic. Savor, indulge and unwind in this unique atmosphere with the finest in gourmet cuisine and the music of Califone.

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Jessica Chastain and Sam Worthington (pictured above) costar alongside Helen Mirren (MVFF Tribute 2006) in this thriller about a retired Mossad agent plagued by a secret she shares with two people: the man she married and the man she loved.

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TUESDAY NIGHT COMEDY WITH MARK PITTA & FRIENDS

Friday, October 8, 8:00 pm, $35 MUSC08T

In celebration of John Lennon’s 70th birthday and the release of the new feature film Nowhere Boy (see page 102 for film note), MVFF presents a special live event featuring rare clips chosen for the occasion by the maestro of the Hi De Ho Show, Village Music’s John Goddard, and a live concert of classic Beatles and John Lennon songs reinvented by Rubber Souldiers with special guests. Rubber Souldiers, led by Lorin and Chris Rowan of the Rowan Brothers and Grateful Dead historian and songwriter David Gans, will be joined by Hot Buttered Rum, featuring James Nash from The Waybacks; a special performance by Dan Hicks; soloists from the Glide Choir; Father Guido Sarducci; plus more surprise guests. Produced by Steep Productions, Inc., Clare Wasserman and Stephanie Clarke, in association with Larry the Hat Lautzker Famous 4 THE MILL VA LLE Y FILM FE S TI VA L PRE SENTS

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band member Tim Rutil i ’s fe atur e film All My Fr iends A r e Funeral Singers, about a psychic (Angela Bettis) with a house full of spectral boarders who must find a way to let go of her ghostly pals. First-time director and writer Rutili delivers a quirky, dark comedy that is poignant, wholly original and, well, quite spirited.

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FESTIVAL LOUNGES DAVID ATN SKEETER

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From October 8 through 16, The Woods Music Hall at the Mill Valley Masonic will be the central hub of the Festival in downtown Mill Valley. During the day, the venue will serve as a Filmmaker Lounge, offering an oasis for our guests to have a drink and a snack, as well as relax and mingle between screenings. The Lounge is open daily to filmmakers, sponsors and other Festival badge-holders, as well as our Fast Pass, Cinema Benefactor, Premier Patron and Director’s Circle members. We welcome ALL Festival guests, including the public, to The Woods Lounge for daily happy hour from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, featuring fine wines, cold beers, beverages and a rotating menu of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Eclectic live entertainment will run the gamut from ukulele cabaret to vintage vinyl DJs. Late night after screenings, head into The Woods Music Hall and enjoy live bands, jam sessions and a special Monday night open mic.

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MVFF HOSPITALITY LOUNGE AT THE CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER For our VIP guests. The Lounge offers free internet access, premium wine, beer and delicious food. It is open daily to filmmakers, sponsors and other Festival badgeholder s, as well as our Fast Pass, Cinema Benefactor, Premier Patron and Director’s Circle members, who are welcome to join us for daily Happy Hour from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

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NEW MOVIES LAB THE MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS WORKSHOPS ON THE ART, TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS OF FILMMAKING

THE FUTURE OF DISTRIBUTION Saturday, October 9, 12:00 pm $15 SEM09R • Rafael

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TIMOTHY HITTLE JAY CLAY TRILOGY Insight programs at Mill Valley Film Festival explore the art and craft of significant filmmakers in depth. Saturday, October 9 5:00 pm, $12.50 JAYC09T 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley For full program information see page 95

The distribution landscape is constantly evolving, now faster than ever with the advent of digital technology. The time between theatrical and DVD release is shrinking. Competition is fierce. Titanic shifts are taking place, whether motivated by fear or prescience, in a field crowded with distribution options ranging from the traditional to independent to new media, including YouTube, iTunes and VOD. Join our panel of experts as they reflect on the present and predict the future.

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CINEMASPORTS: The Musicals—Mill Valley & South Africa Saturday, October 9, 9:00 am Intro Meeting, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley FREE TO PARTICIPATE Sign-up required on a first-come, first-served basis. Sunday, October 10, public screening 8:00 pm $10 CINE10T • 142 Throckmorton Theatre This year Cinemasports blends Bollywood musicality with World Cup intensity. Just arrive with your crew equipped to shoot and edit your masterpiece by the same-day deadline. Teams will vie to finish a musical or music video before sundown

with three mandatory “ingredients.” These might include a flower petal, a lost lover and extra-terrestrial life! Three-time Oscar winner Walter Murch says, “Something emerges that’s not contained in any of the films. . . .” Join us this year as South African youth participate in Cinemasports MVFF along with local artists. Musicals made in South Africa on the same weekend with the same ingredients screen alongside local productions. Sign up online: www.cinemasports.com.

ACTIVE CINEMA: A Toolkit Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am, $15 SEMA16T • 142 Throckmorton Theatre The experts on this creative brainstorming panel offer exceptional experience as entrepreneurs, innovators, producers and filmmakers. Join them in a dynamic discussion focusing on developing the tools and resources needed to fund, distribute and market films on social, environmental and human rights issues. INVITED GUESTS: Debbie Brubaker, co-producer, La Mission; producer, Dopamine; workshop leader, Greening Your Production; San Francisco Film Commissioner

Simone Nelson (Moderator), producer, City Of Borders; president, Bay Area Women in Film & Media James Redford, director, Quality Time, Spin (MVFF 2004); founder, The James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness; board member, The Redford Center Annie Roney, director and founder of ro*co films international; creator/partner, of The Documentary Films Club for OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network Bob Silvestri, chairman, Environmental Media Fund; co-founder, Blue Sky Productions; founder, The doGoodr Fund

HITS & MISSES: Working Women in Film

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Saturday, October 16, 1:00 pm, $15 SEMB16T • 142 Throckmorton Theatre What does it take for women working in film—as writers, directors, producers—to make and sustain viable careers? These panelists have made their voices heard, frequently influencing the way we see women represented onscreen, and offering a wealth of experience in how to create a life in film. INVITED GUESTS: Mindy Affrime, producer, Golf in the Kingdom, Female Perversions, Tell Me a Riddle Feo Aladag, director, writer, producer, When We

Leave; co-founder, Independent Artists Film Produktion, based in Berlin, Germany Pamela Gray, screenwriter, Conviction, Music of the Heart, A Walk on the Moon Jennifer Seibel Newsom, director, writer, producer, Miss Representation, actor, In the Valley of Elah, Rent Lisanne Skyler (Moderator), director, Capture the Flag, Dreamland; director, writer, Getting to Know You; assistant professor of film & television production, University of Arizona, Tucson

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All That Jazz A self-described frame-a-holic hits a high note with savvy clientele David Schwartz is crazy about jazz. Tucked away in the basement of his 20/20 Optical shop in San Rafael, just one floor below his polished showroom, is a small chamber containing two drum sets that once belonged to Rufus Speedy Jones, who played with Duke Ellington in the late 1960s. Schwartz himself is a drummer. For years he played regularly at a local nightclub, and he continues to perform every six weeks or so. “But alas,” says the retailer, “time in the office keeps me from playing as much as I’d like.” This room, hidden in the depths of his busy store, serves as a reminder of his once unbridled musical passion. These days, Schwartz’s first passion is creating and selling luxury eyewear. He pours most of his energy into his two optical shops in Marin County, just north of San Francisco. Both stores feature a sleek interior, a vast assortment of designer frames and a savvy clientele. “Marin is known for its diversity,” says Schwartz, noting that some of his customers are athletic, some trendy, while others prefer more classic styles. There’s no doubt that residents of both markets demand the best, and Schwartz delivers. “I’m a frame-a-holic,” says the retailer, who stocks frames from a diverse range of international designers, including Gold & Wood, Face a Face, Oliver Peoples, Paul Smith, Anne et Valentin, Chrome Hearts, Theo, Judith Leiber, Robert Marc, ltalee, Starck, Alain Mikli, Francis Klein, and l.a. Eyeworks. “I look for the most eclectic, fashionforward, cosmopolitan eyewear,” says Schwartz. “Our customers know that when they come in they can expect something unique.” Price points range from $185 all the way up to $3,000 or more for an 18-karat-gold, horn-rimmed frame by Lindberg. Sunwear represents 30 percent of inventory. Schwartz employs 11 staffers, including six opticians, between the two locations. He says he looks for employees who have not only extensive industry knowledge, but also convivial personalities that enable them to connect with patrons. “Our goal is to make every customer’s experience personal,” Schwartz explains. Adds optician Judith Borowsky, “We take our time to help each person choose something optically perfect, comfortable and fashionable. We listen to the customer explain what they do for a living or how they spend their day. We note if they’re soft-spoken or if they’re funny and extroverted. We try to give them something that fits their personality and lifestyle.” San Rafael Novato

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CHILDREN’S FILMFEST Ever wonder what the rest of the world watches for family entertainment? Every year, the Mill Valley Film Festival Children’s FilmFest gives you the happy answer. We show an exciting collection of family and children’s feature and short films from around the world, handpicked from international festivals and submissions. This year, our foursome sums up everything that’s great about international film. Our comedy, EEP!, mixes funny but incisive observations on the human animal from the perspective of a little bird-girl. Coming-of-age movie, The Indian, follows a young Peruvian boy who goes searching for

his identity after being adopted by a Dutch family. The Goonies have nothing on the greatest young gang of misfits, known as The Crocodiles. And in Twigson, the poignant story of a boy so lonely he befriends a talking twig is told with a blend of live action and animation. Three of our features are matched with terrific short films. Syawal Was Very Scared sees the tragedy of a tsunami through a child’s therapeutic drawings. Good Night, Let the Bugs Bite is an animation by local artist Sara Klein and a group of young animators from Croatia. And Xanadu Productions, another local gem, presents a schoolyard fantasy with a very unique substitute teacher in The Silk Road.

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CHILDREN’S FILMFEST PROGRAMS EEP! with Good Night, Let the Bugs Bite The Indian with The Silk Road The Crocodiles Twigson with Syawal Was Very Scared SPONSORED BY

ABOUT SUBTITLES To enhance our very young viewers’ appreciation of foreign-language movies, we provide the unique service of having actors read subtitles aloud. Where we can, we play the readings through individual headphones, to allow those who do not require the service to experience the film without hearing the reader. We have a limited number of headsets, and offer them on

Saturday, October 9, 12:30 pm 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley $5 PARTY09 Join us after our opening weekend films in San Rafael and Mill Valley for a Children’s FilmFest party including balloons, prizes and many other entertainment surprises, all served with a finger food aprèslunch by Whole Foods Market (with ice cream of course!). And even some short films! It’s all happening at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley. Adults must be accompanied by children.

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Please bear in mind that the age range following each children’s film program description is a suggestion only. It may only refer back to a program’s length or to its subject matter, while it cannot adequately address everyone’s sense of appropriate or inappropriate content. Each child is different, and each parent has different standards.

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YOUTH FOCUS THE YOU T H REEL Our 2010 Youth Reel is titled Wangypong. The films are juried by a select group of six teens, chosen from among 20 teens participating in a three-day intensive workshop called the Young Critics Jury. The six jury members see all of the submitted short youth-directed films entered in the Mill Valley Film Festival. This year there were over 75 films submitted from across the US and internationally. The jury chooses the films that will comprise a program of about 90 minutes. They also “curate” the program, finding a balance in the reel’s order allowing for a flow from one work to the next. It’s a demanding task, and each year the jury turns out a wonderful program. They do all this with adult supervision but without adult interference. It is their reel. Wangypong will screen on the second Saturday of the Festival, October 16, at 11:00 am. It’s always an inspiring morning with parents, friends, fellow filmmakers and Festival-goers all enjoying the fruits of young filmmakers’ work and the selections

of the jury. The filmmakers each receive a copy of Final Draft, the film industry’s premier screenwriting software, donated by Final Draft, immediately following an audience Q&A. This year marks the ninth year of the Young Critics Jury program. The group of 20 teens interacts with the cream of the Bay Area’s directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, location scouts, producers, casting agents, stunt people, editors and sound mixers, actors and experimental filmmakers. Presenters for 2010 include John Morrison, education director, California Film Institute; Zoë Elton, programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival; Phil Pastuhov, aerial cinematographer; David Hess, actor; Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper, casting, choreography, commercials; Bruce Loeb, silent film pianist; Craig Baldwin, experimental filmmaker and archivist; Rory Enke, location manager; David Templeton, film critic; Eddie Muller, writer and film noir impresario; Dennie Thorpe, foley artist; Mario de la Vega, writer, director,

producer; Ann Brebner, casting agent. Many of these filmmakers are Oscar, Emmy and international festival award winners. In April, CFI Education will be accepting applications online for the July 2011 Young Critics Jury at cafilm.org/education.

OTHER FILM S IN THE FE S T I VA L FE AT URING YOUNG PEOPL E In addition to the Youth Reel and the Children’s FilmFest, many Festival films feature young people or coming-of-age issues: Themba - A Boy Called Hope, Sebbe, The River Why, To Educate a Girl, Trust, Atomic Mom, Journey from Zanskar, Nowhere Boy, About Her Brother, Adrift, Tehran Tehran, Cosmonauta, The Child Prodigy, Of Love and Other Demons, Precious Life

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CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE EDUCATION CFI Education provides children and young people of diverse backgrounds the oppor tunity to learn about themselves and the world through film. For more than 20 years, the Mill Valley Film Festival and CFI Education have pioneered creative film programs for youth, providing year-round screenings, interactive sessions with film professionals and hands-on workshops to introduce students to film as a vibrant tool of communication. CFI Education serves students, families and teachers throughout the Bay Area, and CFI’s new Open Source Online Resource Center will soon make programs available throughout the world.

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A PLACE IN THE WORLD This six-film, seven-month curriculum at the Rafael serves urban and suburban students, who examine a selection of international films addressing universal coming-of-age issues.

YOUNG CRITICS JURY Every July, film professionals teach critical thinking, filmmaking and film-curating skills at this three-day workshop for 13- to 18year-olds. A select group of students then curates a program of youth-produced films for MVFF.

MY PLACE Geared to at-risk youth, this workshop combines hands-on filmmaking with the development of strong storytelling skills. CFI staff and Berkeley’s Center for Digital Storytelling work with 10 teens in a five-day course that inspires them to tell their own stories. Workshops take place in San Rafael, San Francisco and Oakland.

ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH FORUM This two-day forum offers some of the best new thinking in environmentalism through dozens of screenings and presentations by representatives of a range of environmental groups. This program is part of the CFI Green Initiative, sponsored in part by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

AND MORE! Community Cinema, our monthly film program in partnership with Independent Lens and ITVS, resumes this fall with new intergenerational screenings. In addition, CFI Education offers teacher workshops to help educators incorporate film into the classroom, as well as in-school screenings with filmmakers. Through these and other visual literacy programs, CFI Education serves more than 5,000 students and hundreds of teachers throughout the Bay Area every year. If you would like to join our efforts or make a welcome donation, please contact us: PHONE: 415.383.5256 EXT 113 EMAIL: EDUCATION@CAFILM.ORG ONLINE: CAFILM.ORG

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It’s 10 years since masterful director Alejandro González Iñárritu took his first film, Amores Perros, to the Cannes Film Festival; this year, his new film, Biutiful, was there. In the intervening decade González Iñárritu has achieved—like Almodóvar, Bertolucci, Coppola—one-name status: He has become simply Iñárritu. I asked him recently whether going to Cannes this year brought back memories of that first experience, and what thoughts he had about how his life and work have changed since then. “It has been a very intense decade, obviously, and I think things have changed at different levels. When I arrived with Amores Perros to the Critics’ Week,” notes Iñárritu, “it was my first experience in a film festival.” Quite a place to start. And although its director had hoped for the Main Competition, Amores Perros made an auspicious debut in Critics’ Week, where it caused a huge buzz—and won the section’s Grand Prize. Iñárritu went back to Cannes in 2006 with Babel, winning Best Director in the Main Competition, and in 2007 with a short film, Anna. He says presenting his work doesn’t get any less nerve-wracking—indeed, not only is he his own worst critic, but now he also has to navigate other people’s expectations of him. Nevertheless, nothing seems to deter his extraordinary ability to tap into a deep well of creativity.

Iñárritu consistently makes films on a grand scale, films that ponder the connections between human beings, and that push us to ask ourselves who we are, how we are, why we are. His stories ask life’s big questions, yet are peopled with characters who are, essentially, ordinary. His new film, Biutiful, is set in Barcelona. It tells the story of Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a man who can communicate with the recent dead and relay messages to their families, who learns he himself does not have long to live. He’s a street guy, making his living off the work of illegal immigrants— the Senegalese who sell knock-off designer bags and the Chinese who work in a sweatshop. They are all people who are unseen and marginalized, but Iñárritu approaches them without pity or condescension. And that’s the power of Biutiful.

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ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU contradiction of having a guy like Uxbal—a very humble, primitive guy—who has that gift,” as opposed to the “strange and exotic” way films typically represent people with supernatural talents. That Uxbal is, furthermore, “somebody who knows exactly what’s going on after life” becomes very compelling territory to explore for the director.

Iñárritu has an endless curiosity about people that’s informed by a deep empathy. In considering that curiosity, he says he responds instinctively, admitting, “It is in that space between that thing and me that I begin to make my own universe and my own interpretations.” He adds: “It’s in that space where art happens.” He talks, too, about being a “geographical orphan.” Being an immigrant himself for 10 years (he now lives in California) has given him the clarity of an outside observer. The fact of not belonging, he says, “gets you in a very awakened state.” It’s that awakened state, perhaps, that informs the insight, respect and dignity he affords his characters. In creating them, he says, “I have to understand them. [It’s] a kind of rule that I have. No matter what they are; no matter what they do—if they kill people, like in Amores Perros—whatever they do: I have to have a certain compassion for them.” He continues: “I think compassion comes from a deep understanding of the complex nature of human beings; from not judging people in a very black and white way but to understand that we are good and bad at the same time.” That may be what makes Uxbal so compelling onscreen. Like a classical hero, he has fl aws, and they’re fatal. An action of Uxbal’s, predicated on financial considerations, contributes directly to a terrible tragedy. “Obviously the practical decisions that he has to make confl ict with the moral decisions,” says the filmmaker. “Because he has to feed his children, he has to save money; and because of that, he has to make choices to buy cheap things, and those cheap things have consequences.” But, Iñárritu continues, “it’s not as easy as: The guy is bad.” And we, the audience, understand—experience—that. The powerfully poetic tone of the film initiates us into a meditation on life, death and that veiled world in between. In the presence of death, notes Iñárritu, “we have the burden and the gift of realizing that we are finite.” For Uxbal, that realization arises in his friendship with Bea, a kind of spiritual mother and mentor to him. While his life fractures irrevocably, she brings insight and support, recognizing his situation and guiding his understanding of what he must do. Both Bea and Uxbal are notably ordinary people—with extraordinary gifts. It’s a conscious choice on Iñárritu’s part. “I like the

In the presence of death, notes Iñárritu, “we have the burden and the gift of realizing that we are finite.”

The distinctive visual poetry of Biutiful makes manifest the spiritual, supernatural and existential reflections of the film. Elaborating on his approach, Iñárritu says, “One of the things that I did, technically, was that all [Uxbal’s] POVs [were shot] in 26, 27 frames [per second] so everything is a little bit smaller, slower, [which] you maybe don’t realize consciously.” He also changed formats, from 1:85 to 2:35, to make things “more spacey and more open.” Iñárritu’s films rely on a tight-knit family of collaborators in key artistic positions: cinematographer Rodrigo Prieta; editor Stephen Mirrione; production designer Brigitte Broch; music supervisor Lynn Fainchtein. Together they “have developed this kind of great connection,” says the director, “and great trust.” Moreover, “all of them are rock stars,” he enthuses, but each knows the ego comes “subordinated to the drama.” Hence the all-encompassing force of these dramas on the spectator. Art, for Iñárritu, happens when an audience is completely submerged in the film. “When you see a painting, or you listen to a piece of music, [or] you see a good film,” he says, “and you can intellectually understand what’s going on and, simultaneously, be feeling fully, emotionally, the experience”—that, he explains, is when you become one with the work.

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“That is when it’s bliss for me.”

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MVFF welcomes actor Edward Norton for a Tribute to his stellar career, featuring an onstage interview conducted by Elvis Mitchell, a review of clips from his films and a viewing of Stone. Then join us for a memorable reception with regional Italian cuisine, house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and mesquite-grilled meats at Piatti Ristorante & Bar.

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Convict Stone (Edward Norton) comes before corrections officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) for early release consideration, in this rapid-fire psychological thriller about a lawbreaker and a lawman on parallel life journeys.

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EDWARD NORTON

Making Good

EDWARD NORTON AT WORK, ON-SCREEN AND OFF

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It sounds ripped from the pages of a Hollywood script: struggling actor is cast in his first major motion picture and receives near-unanimous critical acclaim, a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his performance. But this is no movie; this is a true story. And unlike many tales of meteoric show-biz rise, it’s thankfully devoid of a crashand-burn second act.

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Since his fateful appearance in 1996’s Primal Fear, Edward Norton has portrayed a string of unforgettable characters, with a second Oscar nomination coming for his alternately terrifying and heartbreaking turn as a reformed neo-Nazi in American History X. He’s worked with an impressive array of star-spangled directors (Milos Forman, Woody Allen, Spike Lee, David Fincher, Julie Taymor, Ridley Scott), and he never picks one-note roles. Sure, he was in a comic-book movie, but did ever roam the screen a more complicated, confl icted antihero than the Incredible Hulk? That’s not to say Norton limits himself to big names and blockbusters. He’s appeared in smaller films—earning praise for playing an anachronistic SoCal cowboy in the indie Down in the Valley—and did double-duty by both starring in and directing Keeping the Faith. He’s also produced a number of his own movies under his Class 5 Films banner, plus several documentaries (most recently, By the People: The Election of Barack Obama) and an upcoming HBO miniseries, Undaunted Courage, based on Stephen Ambrose’s book about Louis and Clark. Given his constant stream of projects, it’s tempting to believe that Norton never sleeps (kind of like his Fight Club character, sans the violence). And there’s more: Last year, he ran the New York Marathon to raise money for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust. He’s also a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity; serves on President Obama’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities; sits on the board of trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, an affordable-housing organization founded by Norton’s grand-

father, noted urban planner James Rouse; supports the Middle East Peacemakers Fund; is on the board of New York’s playwright-focused Signature Theater Company; and is a board member of Friends of the High Line, supporting New York’s newest public park. Oh, and he also recently cofounded Crowdrise, a website that uses a social networking platform to encourage fund-raising and volunteering. Though he probably deserves a year-long vacation, Norton comes to the Mill Valley Film Festival with his latest film, Stone, about a convicted arsonist, played by Norton, who clashes with a prison psychologist played by Robert De Niro. I grabbed a few minutes on the phone with him recently while he was promoting Stone at the Toronto International Film Festival. Stone reunites you with director John Curran (who made The Painted Veil) and Robert De Niro (who co-starred with Norton in The Score). It was the first time I had done a second film with a director, and it was just great. I really had a good experience with John on The Painted Veil, so I was eager to do something with him again. It was twice as easy and fun, just because you get to know each other and develop a kind of shorthand—sort of a trust, in a way. Same with De Niro. Everybody’s rhythms are different, and when you know someone, and know what they need, and the way to do it, it makes everything go smoothly. De Niro has always been incredibly encouraging and supportive of me, almost since the very beginning, when I started working in films. We did something together that

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EDWARD NORTON Looking back at your career, do you have a favorite character that you’ve played? No, it’s too difficult for me to choose. So many different experiences. Sometimes the experience is fun, and sometimes the movie comes out great but it was tough making it. I could never choose. You’ve played some characters that were previously portrayed by other actors, including in Red Dragon (a remake of Manhunter) and, of course, The Incredible Hulk. Did that present any particular challenge, or did you just disregard what came before and focus on your own interpretation? You’re right, you have to consider certain things. But it’s fun, you know. It’s fun to acknowledge the need for consistency then, yet, still do your thing. You directed Keeping the Faith, and you’re attached to upcoming projects including an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn. Any plans to direct again soon? I don’t know if I would say pretty soon, but someday soon. Was Keeping the Faith a positive experience? Oh yeah. Loved it. Definitely.

was fun [in 2001], but [Stone] was very challenging and weighty—and it was a lot of fun, too. The Stone trailer suggests Gerald “Stone” Creeson resembles the character you played in your breakthrough film, Primal Fear. Both are jailbirds who seem to be manipulating those around them. Fair comparison? I would say no. I think you’ll see, when you see it. I can get that from the trailer, maybe, but this is a very serious dissection of what constitutes spiritual transformation. It’s not about a con or a trick, even though it sort of sets that up in the trailer. But I don’t think you’ll feel that way when you see it. You’ve played so many different types of characters—a neo-Nazi, a king, a magician, a priest, a police offi cer. Do you consciously decide to try something completely different from the last time, or is it a more intuitive process? I try to just see what comes over the transom and pick based on what I’m feeling and in the mood for at the moment.

Have you ever been surprised by a reaction to one of your films? I’m thinking of Fight Club, which didn’t do well in theaters but became a huge hit on DVD, and Death to Smoochy, which has actually played as a midnight movie in San Francisco. I love that. I think that’s almost better than it being a hit initially. What do you love most about acting? I think the learning. Each time you do it you get an opportunity to investigate worlds you wouldn’t get into otherwise. Aside from acting, you’re known for your social and environmental activism. Can you speak a bit about your latest endeavor, the social networking platform for fund-raising and volunteering called Crowdrise? I felt, being involved with a lot of different organizations over time, that they were digitizing their annual reports but they weren’t really using web-based tools in a dynamic way. In some cases, it was just because the engineering for such things was too much labor for the average small organization. A couple of us felt we could build this website and make it a shared thing—we could give people the ability to do this on their own. And that’s why we built it.

In your other 2010 film, Leaves of Grass—due for a limited release this fall—you play twins. What was that like? That whole experience was really, really fun. Tim Blake Nelson is a terrific writer and director, and the particular challenge of playing a scene with yourself was very technical, very creative, and hilarious. It was really great fun to figure out the jigsaw puzzle of that.

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The Mill Valley Public Library and The California Film Institute announce a new photograph exhibition and DVD collection

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Annette Bening on being honored by the Mill Valley Film Festival.

“Seeing Annette Bening in ‘The Kids Are All Right' — I was more than ever convinced that she is one of the greatest ever American film actors. And it’s all in that magnificent face, which is arguably the face of our moment. The crazy, mobile, ever-shifting American truth now resides in it. Her life-heavy eyes tinted with wisdom and humor compose a kind of quiet militancy. A masterpiece.” – Lee Siegel, The New York Observer

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CENTERPIECE MIRAL PROGRAMANDRECEPTION Sunday, October 10 5:45 pm Centerpiece Film and Reception $50 MIRA10P Centerpiece Film Only $30 MIRA10R

Our featured film for the evening is director Julian Schnabel’s Miral. An everinnovative artist, Schnabel’s groundbreaking work has frequently inspired and surprised—his latest is no exception. In this film, based on Palestinian broadcaster and writer Rula Jebreal’s semi-autobiographical novel, he applies his innovative talents to a story that spans several decades and touches many lives. Please join us for the Centerpiece screening of Miral, with special guests director Julian Schnabel and screenwriter Rula Jebreal in attendance.

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At the start of MVFF’s second week, our Centerpiece program rings in a full week of films and par ties. Enjoy a screening of Miral, and conversation with director Julian Schnabel and screenwriter Rula Jebreal. The evening continues with a reception at San Rafael Joe’s, featuring contemporary Italian-American cuisine.

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We enter the endearingly bumpy portrait of a new-style American family, The Kids Are All Right, on the comforting combination of loving relationships and jaunty banter. The cozy camaraderie between longtime lovers Nic and Jules, lesbian parents of two uncommonly well-adjusted teenagers, furthers the pleasant illusion that everything in this well-appointed Southern California home is hunky-dory. Until, that is, the instant Annette Bening, as Nic, fixes her partner (and the camera) with a stone-cold glare that could strip paint. The incident that provoked her ire is irrelevant; what matters is the revelation that the couple’s relationship ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Of all the delicious qualities we’ve come to expect from an Annette Bening performance—ruthless intelligence, savory wit, unfl inching integrity—it is this streak of unpredictability that sets her apart. I don’t mean her range from role to role, nor some mercurial temperament. Rather, it’s her great instinct for the unexpected, from the off-center line reading to the offhand gesture that imbues ordinary and familiar interactions with panache. Bening is that rare actress with an oeuvre of memorable characterizations and a scrapbook of indelible moments. To put it frankly, Bening has the technique, resourcefulness and iconoclasm one associates with top-rank actors and not movie stars, who tend to be leery of veering too far from their public-approved personae. This might explain why she has long had the respect of her peers—as evidenced by a Tony nomination, an Emmy nomination and three Academy Award nominations (for The Grifters, American Beauty and Being Julia)—but not the unqualified and unquestioning affection of the multiplex crowd. Even this year, as everyone talks about her performance in The Kids Are All Right, one hopes her stunning turn in Rodrigo Garcia’s deeply moving

Mother and Child, as a physical therapist still tormented about the daughter she gave up for adoption, won’t be overlooked. Born in Topeka and raised in San Diego, Bening was attracted to the footlights in junior high. She chose San Francisco State for its vibrant drama department, graduating with honors and moving on to American Conservatory Theater’s advanced training program. Bening spent fi ve years with the

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ANNETTE BENING company before moving to Denver and eventually New York, where she made her Tony-nominated Broadway debut in Tina Howe’s Coastal Disturbances in 1987. Bening didn’t appear in her first film (The Great Outdoors) until she was 30, which confirms eloquently her aspiration to be an actress, not a starlet. But her performance as the brilliantly scheming Madame Merteuil in Milos Forman’s Valmont (1989) raised eyebrows, and things began to move quickly. As luscious, conniving femme fatale Myra Langtry in Stephen Frears’ sunlit neo-noir, The Grifters (1990), Bening held her own opposite Anjelica Huston and earned her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. The following year, Barry Levinson cast her as the titular character’s tough-talking girlfriend in Bugsy, paired with a rugged mug and legendary lothario named Warren Beatty. It came as a surprise to many longtime Hollywood observers when the costars married in 1992, and it’s a testament to Bening’s ability to manage celebrity on her terms that they’ve been able to raise four children in Los Angeles in relative normalcy. At the same time, one could make a good case that living a normal life is quite helpful in playing everyday people, such as Bening’s characters in The Kids Are All Right and Mother and Child. “I like not being in the business,” Bening confided to an interviewer a few years ago. “I like doing other things, and getting away, and reading, and seeing my friends. I mean it’s always busy with four children; it’s chaos. But it’s different than trying to work all the time.” Bening gave a biting, wrenching performance as the American-born Queen Elizabeth in Richard Loncraine’s marvelous Fascist-era Richard III (1995), then demonstrated her willingness to participate in offbeat projects by major directors (Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!, Neil Jordan’s In Dreams) before signing on to acclaimed theater director Sam Mendes’ feature film debut, American Beauty (1999). Her pitch-perfect portrayal of a vapid real estate agent who has no idea what constitutes real happiness, a highlight in a picture teaming with excellent performances, was recognized with an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. In the new millennium, Bening has continued to deliver extraordinary performances in remarkable films. She was utterly commanding as the veteran English stage actress whose claims to the spotlight (and handsome younger men) are threatened by an eager up-and-comer in Istvan Szabo’s altogether wonderful Being Julia (2004). “It’s a movie about masks, in a way,” Bening said at the time, a few months before she

was again nominated in the Best Actress category. “I remember hearing someone say that good acting is more about taking off a mask than putting one on, and in movie acting, certainly that’s true. With the camera so close, you can see right down into your soul, hopefully. So being able to do that in a way is terrifying, and in another way, truly liberating. And I like that about it.” In the splendid HBO film Mrs. Harris (2006), Bening covered every base from buoyant to haggard and loving to loony in her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Jean Harris, the headmistress of a Washington, D.C.–area girl’s prep school who killed Dr. Herman Tarnower, her lover and the author of The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet. The common theme running through these performances is Bening’s unwavering commitment to presenting the fl attering and unfl attering aspects of her characters. She doesn’t downplay their strength nor fl inch from their tawdriness. If the choice is between glamour or hard, inspiring truth, Bening always goes for the latter. “In these characters, I’m drawn to the complexity and those imperfections,” she once told an interviewer. “Somebody said something really smart: It’s like you end up being the defense attorney for your role. Your job is to defend their point of view. You’re fighting for what they want. You learn that in acting school—it’s Acting 1A: What do you want? What’s in the way?” Bening has never lost touch with the basic impulse of acting. The theater remains her great love, and she’s performed in Los Angeles—Broadway is impractical until her children are older, she concedes—in Hedda Gabler, The Cherry Orchard, Medea and The Female of the Species. As an acknowledgement of her commitment to the stage, the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. salutes her this month with its annual William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (or, as it’s familiarly known, the Will Award).

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Michael Fox is a Bay Area film critic and journalist for SF360.org and SF Weekly, and the curator and host of the Friday night CinemaLit series at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco. mvff.com

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SCREENING THE FUTURE SUPPORTING THE NE X T DEC ADE OF THE C HRISTOPHER B. SMITH R AFAEL FILM C ENTER Since 1999, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center has brought the very best in international and independent cinema to downtown San Rafael, attracting world-renowned filmmakers and guests from across the globe, contributing to the prestige of the city and making it a destination for visitors from all parts of the Bay Area. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, the California Film Institute undertook a capital campaign to preserve the legacy of the historic cinema venue.

Jackie and Ken Broad Joseph W. Donner, III Michael Dyett and Heidi Richardson Jane and Douglas Ferguson Mark and Lorrie Fishkin Ann Eve Hazen Richard and Susan Idell Jennifer Coslett MacCready James Mochizuki John and Amy Palmer Mary Poland Nancy and Rich Robbins Steve Shane and Sheryle Bolton Joel and Susan Sklar Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith Phyllis and Max Thelen Andrew and Kathleen Varlow

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GET ACTIVE! Transforming ideas into deeds is what Active Cinema is all about. The following activities provide ways to roll up your sleeves and join the filmmakers, activists and other humanitarians making a difference in both your local and global communities. ACTIVE CINEMA FOOD DRIVE —Food Stamped & Marin Food Bank In conjunction with Shira and Yoav Potash’s film, Food Stamped, the Marin Food Bank will sponsor a food drive in Mill Valley and San Rafael from Saturday, October 9, through Tuesday, October 12. Please donate all nonperishable items that you can. CINEMASPORTS: THE MUSICALS—Mill Valley and South Africa The first international Cinemasports, in which film teams from Mill Valley play against teams in South Africa! Sunday, October 10, 9:00 am Intro Meeting Old Mill Park, Mill Valley

Sign up at Cinemasports.com For details, see New Movies Lab, page 37. BREAD & ROSES CONCERT At 9:00 pm on Sunday, October 10, The Woods Music Hall in Mill Valley will present a special concert, “In the Woods for Bread & Roses: Celebrating Strong Women of Song.” Proceeds will benefit Bread & Roses, in conjunction with John Zaritsky’s film, Leave Them Laughing. For ticket information, visit www. woodsmv.com. ACTIVE CINEMA: A TOOLKIT Join a dynamic group of panelists as they address some of the tools needed to finance, create and distribute Active Cinema films. Saturday, October 16 11:00 am 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley For details, see New Movies Lab, page 37.

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Discover inspiration in Active Cinema programming by joining us for film screenings and discussions throughout the Festival. Help support the exciting and admirable work of filmmakers and special guests by becoming a catalyst for change. You’ll find links to their websites under Active Cinema at mvff.com.

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GLOBAL FOCUS VII: THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS John Antonelli, Will Parrinello, Tom Dusenbery

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Atomic Mom Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange Cut Poison Burn Food Stamped Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS Niger ’66, A Peace Corps Diary Opal Sand Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm To Educate a Girl TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives

Dumas The Indian Julia’s Disappearance Mr. Bjarnfredarson Sebbe Twigson

The Child Prodigy The Debt Estigmas The King’s Speech Leave Them Laughing Love Crime Made in Dagenham Miral The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead Queen of Hearts Tehran Tehran Themba – A Boy Called Hope

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2 010 F O C U S FOCUS: CANADA The Child Prodigy (Luc Dionne) • Heartbeats (Xavier Dolan) • Leave Them Laughing (John Zaritsky)

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F O C U S : S C A N D I N AV I A The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Daniel Alfredson) • Mr. Bjarnfredarson (Ragnar Bragason) • Sebbe (Babak Najafi) • A Somewhat Gentle Man (Hans Petter Moland) • Submission (Stefan Jarl)

FOCUS: MENTORS & TE ACHERS Journey from Zanskar (Frederick Marx) • Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave (Philip Neel, David H. Jeffery) • MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS (Matthew D. Kallis) • To Educate a Girl (Fred Rendina, Oren Rudavsky) • TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives (Nancy Kelly)

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5@5: GIMME SOME TRUTH

5@5: JUST LIKE STARTING OVER

5@5: NOBODY TOLD ME

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Whether looking expectantly forward or gazing reflectively back, these documentary shorts explore those rare moments when past and future connect in the present. The power to teach, heal and transform is the focus of Ruedi Gerber’s Seniors Rocking (Switzerland/US 28 mins) about the creation of a performance piece by dance pioneer Anna Halprin with senior citizens at the Redwood Retirement Center in Marin County. In Frank Yeean Chan’s and Greg W. Rodgers’ 17th Street Plaza (US 3 mins), one block of San Francisco is transformed into a pedestrian plaza that gives birth to an urban oasis. On the eve of his 100th birthday, Dr. Bing contemplates a life well lived and gives some timely advice in Nick Jasenovec’s Para Fuera: A Portrait of Dr. Richard J. Bing (US 10 mins). Mary Robertson’s Missed Connections (US 9 mins) peers inside social media’s online messages-in-a-bottle and asks whether love lost can truly be found again. The watercolor paintings of an atomic bomb survivor depict the horrors of war as well as hope for the future in Kathy Sloane’s Witness to Hiroshima (US 16 mins).

Life is a journey. Where are you going? This collection of shorts begins by reminding us that all journeys start somewhere, with Marcia Ong’s visually modulating and deeply evocative Standing Still (US 5 mins). In Julius Onah’s Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat (US/Nigeria/Denmark 6 mins), one man sets out to discover the secret to world happiness in an attempt to both escape and accept the grief of his father’s death. In Shirley Petchprapa’s Roxy (US 12 mins), each shot is composed to elicit tension as one man prepares to leave his companion behind and embark on a dark destination. Fed up with the taunts of his teammates on the swim team, Sam seeks to escape a world where he doesn’t belong in Thomas Hefferon’s mysterious The Pool (Ireland 12 mins), while Eric Lynne’s charmingly taboo Rob and Valentyna in Scotland (UK/US 23 mins) tracks two long-lost cousins, an American and Ukrainian, as they seek to establish a bond on a trip through Europe.

—Kelly Clement

Monday, October 11, 5:00 pm

Rude awakenings, awkward encounters and sudden changes of heart make up this program of strange days indeed. A young boy insists his father must buy a cage for an injured bird. When the father finally relents, he is surprised to find the boy’s mission suddenly abandoned in Adrian Sitaru’s The Cage (Romania 17 mins), which won the DAAD Short Film Award at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Another Dad tries to instill the importance of order and timeliness in his haphazard family but is thwarted by an unexpected change of plans in James Redford’s Quality Time (US 9 mins). In Kate Lain’s Western frontier–inspired Git Along, Little Dogies (US 9 mins), our protagonist reluctantly tackles the “scientific rules” of becoming a woman. Two college friends reunite to deal with their own biological reality and decide to take the oldfashioned approach to their modern-day situation in Jonathan Lisecki’s Gayby (US 12 mins). Stranded in uncertainty, Annie enthusiastically embraces a traditional family rivalry, but this year she wants to go for the fl ag in Lisanne Skyler’s Capture the Flag (US 14 mins).

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SCREENING COMMITTEE MVFF 33 Joseph Adkins Jennie-Marie Adler John Antonelli Betsy Bayha Ralph Berets Chris Brown Bethynia Cardenas Paula Cavagnaro Teresa Concepcion

Anna Cosentine Laura Costantino Elise Covlin Ally Fan Abigail Farrell Justine Gubar John Hess Soumyaa Kapil Ellen Lake Donna Lee Becky MacDonald

Marilyn Mulford Joanne Parsont Elizabeth Pepin Francesca Prada Carmen Rozestraten Kéi Sato Starr E. Shulman Wendy Slick Ashley Soares Jesse Spencer Jean Stevens

Judy Terra Benjamin Thornton Jay Wertzler Doug Wolens Jeromy Zajonc

SCREENING COMMITTEE DONORS Saul Zaentz Media Center Video Arts

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FILMS 5@5: WATCHING THE WHEELS

5@5: WORKING CLASS HERO

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The breadth of human wonder, suffering and perseverance spins on life’s turbulent axis through 2D, 3D and stop motion animation. Diana Jo Reichenbach’s A Moment of Silence (US 4 mins) is a calming, surreal journey, while Anita Killi’s Angry Man (Norway 20 mins) follows a boy’s search for solace in an abusive home. Nature’s shapes morph and coalesce in Angela Steffen’s Lebensader (Germany 6 mins), while fuzz proves lethal in Lintscape (US 4 mins) by Caitlin Craggs. Joseph Fiennes and Ian McKellan lend voice to a young man’s journey through loss in Martin Wallner and Stefan Leuchtenberg’s A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation (Germany 15 mins) and Bruno Mangyoku and Tom Haugomat’s Jean François (France 6 mins) swims through an ocean of childhood memory. Stop motion master Timothy Hittle’s most recent film, The Quiet Life (US 10 mins), completes his Jay Clay trilogy with a screamingly wry, brilliant fight when death comes knocking at the tin door.

Everyone has a job to do in this quirky collection of shorts. In Landon Zakheim’s Delmer Builds a Machine (US 3 mins), young Delmer is inventive in his carpentry, but what does this mean for the rest of the world? As an aspiring assassin, Victor must determine if he has what it takes to make it in the business in Ravi Kapoor’s Victor Ramirez, Asesino (US 14 mins). Love blooms among the tombstones when a gravedigger and a widow strike up an unlikely relationship in Marina Seresesky’s darkly comic The Cortege (Spain 15 mins). Davide Labanti offers a surrealist take on a rigid class structure when one man wins his dream job in a rigged lottery, then realizes what he has lost in The Winner (Italy 19 mins). When a couple’s home is destroyed, a carpenter volunteers for much more than nailing wood in Patrik Eklund’s Seeds of the Fall (Sweden 19 mins).

US/UK 2010 • 94 MINS

—Amanda Todd

Tuesday, October 12, 5:00 pm

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—Holly Roach T O TA L P R O G R A M 7 0 M I N S

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Director Danny Boyle Producers Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, John Smithson Screenwriters Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston Cast James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clémence Poésy, Kate Burton, Lizzy Caplan Print Source Fox Searchlight

Academy Award–winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, MVFF 2008) teams up again with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy in bringing to the screen Aron Ralston’s extraordinary book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Mountain climber Ralston (played with infectious vitality by James Franco) is on a solo adventure in remote Utah when a boulder falls on his arm, trapping him in an isolated canyon. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and survives the elements until, finally, he finds the courage and wherewithal to extricate himself, scale a 65-foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clémence Poésy), family and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet? A visceral, thrilling story, 127 Hours reveals what an individual can do when he chooses life. Saturday, October 16, 7:00 pm

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ADRIFT

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ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS

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VIETNAM 2009 • 110 MINS

US 2010 • 84 MINS

Director Yoji Yamada Producers Hiroshi Fukasawa, Ichiro Yamamoto, Kenichi Tamura Screenwriters Yoji Yamada, Emiko Hiramatsu Cinematographer Masashi Chikamori Editor Iwao Ishii Cast Sayuri Yoshinaga, Tsurube Shofukutei, Yu Aoi, Ryo Kase Print Source Shoichiku Co. Ltd.

Director Bui Thac Chuyen Producers Dang Tat Binh, Claire-Agnes Lajoumard Screenwriter Phan Dang Di Cinematographer Ly Thai Dung Editor Julie Beziau Cast Nguyen Duy Khoa, Johnny Tri Nyugen, Linh-Dan Pham, Do Hai Yen Print Source Global Film Initiative

Director Tim Rutili Producers Glen Sherman, Zach Robbins, Jason Tyrrell Screenwriter Tim Rutili Cinematographer Darryl Miller Editor Kevin Ford Cast Angela Bettis, Emily Candini, Reid Coker, Joe Adamik, Jim Becker, Ben Massarella, Tim Rutili Print Source Whit Rothe

In English and Japanese with English subtitles. Ever since her father passed away, Koharu has pined for a paternal presence. Yet the only male figure around has been Mom’s younger brother, Uncle Tetsuro, an inveterate gambler, professional drunk and the clan’s black sheep. When Tetsuro’s bad behavior wreaks havoc on the lives of Koharu and her sister, pariah is added to the list. Then they learn Tetsuro is ill, and Koharu and family must find it in their hearts to forgive. Veteran filmmaker Yoji Yamada has directed everything from the mega-popular Tora-San comedies (whose hero makes a cameo here) to the Oscarnominated chanbara, The Twilight Samurai (2004). This engrossing, lovingly detailed, small-town drama may be his most emotionally moving work yet, thanks to beautifully nuanced performances and Yamada’s unerring sense for those familial bonds that feel like a curse and yet, when the chips are down, somehow become a blessing.

GLOBAL LENS • In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Set in contemporary Vietnam, Adrift weaves its way through the lives of several young people as they pull away from the family-focused model that shaped the lives of their parents and grandparents. Gorgeous Duyen is newly married to cab driver Hai, whom she’s known for only three months. Turns out he’s a mama’s boy who’d rather take naps than spend time with his wife. Also in the picture: Cam, Duyen’s best girlfriend, whose feelings seem to extend beyond friendship; and Tho, a sensual cipher who (for a time) seems an attractive alternative to her childlike husband. Adrift is an apt title, reflected in the film’s recurring theme of water as it presents the erotic tension in the characters’ restless lives, like a droplet about to fall. Capturing a mood and atmosphere, the story fl oats along effortlessly to reveal much about Vietnam’s coming-of-age generation.

Zel (Angela Bettis) has a problem. This psychic with a heart of gold lives in a big farmhouse overrun by ghosts! Her rather surreal life is seasoned with séances and spirits who range from a lovelorn priest and suicidal bride to a band of experimental folk musicians and a sullen child with a knack for picking winning racehorses. That’s good news for a down-on-his-luck client looking for betting tips—evidently living in limbo has its perks. But the spirits are restless and Zel must find a way to let go of her spectral roommates. In his directorial debut, Tim Rutili delivers a charming, quirky, dark comedy, a wholly original film that is, well, quite spirited. Bettis gives a magnificently textured performance as the den mother to this pack of likeable ghosts. The folksy chamber-jazz ensemble, Califone, provides the strange and beautiful accompaniment to this funny, poignant film.

—David Fear

Saturday, October 9, 8:15 pm

—Cheryl Eddy

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—Greg Cahill

For the Global Lens series, see page 113.

MUSC17T, 142 Throckmorton $20 Both screenings will feature live musical accompaniment by Califone. For more information, see page 31.

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FILMS ATOMIC MOM

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US 2010 • 80 MINS

MEXICO 2009 • 117 MINS

SPAIN/MEXICO 2010 • 147 MINS

Director/Producer/Screenwriter M.T. Silvia Cinematographers Rick Butler, Kazushi Kuroda Editor Jennifer Chinlund Print Source Smartgirl Productions

Director/ Screenwriter Alejandro Gerber Bicecci Producers Abril Schmucler, Alejandro Gerber Bicecci Cinematographer Alberto Anaya Editors Rodrigo Rios, Juan Manuel Figueroa Cast Roberto Mares, Luis Manuel Ontiveros, Aldo Estuardo Print Source Global Film Initiative

Director Alejandro González Iñárritu Producers Fernando Bovaira, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Jon Kilik, David Linde Screenwriters Alejandro González Iñárritu, Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto Editor Stephen Mirrione Cast Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Eduard Fernández, Cheikh Ndiaye Print Source Roadside Attractions

In English and Japanese with English subtitles. Daughters always wonder what their mothers’ lives were really like before they had children. For filmmaker M.T. Silvia, curiosity evolved into a truth-seeking mission about her own mother’s top-secret work as a biologist doing US atomic bomb research in the 1950s. Atomic Mom is the graceful, heartbreaking and hopeful documentary that captures the emotional journey of both Silvia’s whip-smart, stoic scientist-mom, Pauline Silvia, and soft-spoken, iron-willed activist Emiko Okada, a Hiroshima survivor who shares her devastating memories for the first time. Two mothers directly affected by the atom bomb thus enter each other’s orbit, and use the soul-searching opportunity for a chance at peace. Newsreels, archival war propaganda and scarcely believable samples of atomic-era pop culture frame the personal in the political in this fascinating chronicle of a terrifying moment in our not-so-distant history, a deeply moving testament to truths long kept secret. World Premiere —Deanna Quinones

Sunday, October 10, 6:00 pm

ATOM10R, Rafael Saturday, October 16, 12:00 pm

ATOM16S, Sequoia P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H S .F. B AY A R E A CH A P T ER OF P H Y SICI A N S FOR S O CI A L RE SP ON SIBIL I T Y.

GLOBAL LENS • In Spanish with English subtitles. In a poor, thirsty district of Mexico City, three boyhood friends with a life-altering event in their past reunite as variously troubled but determined teens on the cusp of adulthood—a reunion that takes place, with supple irony, against the backdrop of the district’s popular Easter-week reenactment of the Passion. An innocent foundling, an aging prostitute and several fathers—guilt-ridden, distant or absent altogether—round out the cast of frayed but intrepid characters in a coolly intriguing narrative that unfolds in serpentine fashion, seamlessly unifying three distinct time periods and bracketing all with a mysterious, quasi-mystical scene in a bone-dry lakebed on the edge of the city. Alejandro Gerber Bicecci’s striking, sinuous and wonderfully acted debut feature is assured and potent filmmaking, an intimate story that becomes a resonant parable of modern Mexico, and one of the latest examples of the country’s vibrant new cinema. —Robert Avila

Sunday, October 10, 2:45 pm

BECL10R, Rafael

In English and Spanish with English subtitles. In his first directorial effort since Babel (2006), director Alejandro González Iñárritu gives us this gorgeous tone poem. Javier Bardem, in a role that won Best Actor honors at Cannes, stars as the heartbreaking and fl awed Uxbal, wrestling with mortality and the shady, complex circumstances of his life. Facing his impending death, Uxbal struggles to secure care for his children even as he continues eking out a sketchy living in Barcelona’s black market. The film’s powerful lyricism elevates this story and, as with all of González Iñárritu’s work, it is a truly collaborative effort. Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto employs an intense visual palette to paint a dark, gritty Barcelona that underscores the ambiguity of the human condition. Bardem’s mesmerizing performance, meanwhile, poignantly captures a man’s despair and fight for redemption. Further enriched by Gustavo Santolla’s haunting score, Biutiful is a cinematic gem by a master filmmaker.

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—Melissa Howden

For the Global Lens series, see page 113.

Friday, October 8, 7:00 pm

SPOT08R, Rafael $30 For Spotlight on Alejandro González Iñárritu information, see page 49.

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FILMS BLACK FIELD

BLUE VALENTINE

CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF

WORLD C INEM A

US C INEM A

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

GREECE 2010 • 104 MINS

US 2009 • 113 MINS

UK 2010 • 86 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Vardis Marinakis Producer George Lykiardopoulos Cinematographer Marcus Waterloo Editor Yiannis Halkiadakis Cast Sofia Georgovassili, Christos Passalis, Despoina Bebedeli Print Source Media Luna New Films

Director Derek Cianfrance Producers Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky Screenwriters Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne Cinematographer Andrij Parekh Editors Jim Helton, Ron Patane Cast Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman, Mike Vogel Print Source The Weinstein Company

Director Craig McCall Producers Sean Broughton, Mason Cardiff, Martin Dorey, Alex Ireson, Craig McCall, Richard McGill, Chris Roff Cinematographers Steven Chivers, Ricardo Coll, Simon Fanthorpe, Nicholas Hoffman, Jonathan Rho, Ian Salvage, John Walker, James Welland, Bob Williams Editor Dan Roberts Cast Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Kim Hunter, John Mills Print Source Strand Releasing

(MAVRO LIVADI)

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In Greek with English subtitles. When a wounded Turkish janissary (a soldier conscripted as a child from conquered territories) collapses outside the gates of a 17thcentury Greek mountain convent, Anthi, a young nun who communicates only in whispers, takes a unique interest in his recovery. As discontent builds within the cloister, Anthi escapes with the soldier into the stunningly beautiful Greek countryside. The pair, now without a home or society, forms a feral bond among the fissures of their multiple identities—Turkish and Greek, Muslim and Christian, man and woman, master and slave. Director-screenwriter Vardis Marinakis creates a moody, otherworldly fable of sensuality in this exceptionally competent feature debut, building intrigue in the stone passages of the convent and utterly transporting the characters into the sensuous natural scenery beyond its walls. When the duo’s personal stories and shocking revelations intersect and erupt in raw sexuality, Marinakis delivers a haunting finale to a skillful, surreal period drama. Tuesday, October 12, 9:00 pm

Jack Cardiff first appeared on a film set as a child actor in 1918 but his destiny, and genius, lay behind the camera. One of the most brilliantly innovative cinematographers in the history of cinema, Cardiff worked with its greatest directors, from Alfred Hitchcock to John Huston, in a career that spanned seven decades. His most rewarding collaboration, however, was with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger on the 1940s Technicolor masterpieces A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes. As much as his stunning vintage visuals, it is Cardiff’s recollections that propel Craig McCall’s marvelous documentary. A beguiling raconteur who blends unwavering self-confidence with classic British self-deprecation, Cardiff regales us with anecdotes about icons such as Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. He receives salutes, in turn, from Martin Scorsese, Richard Fleischer and Kirk Douglas in this well deserved and endlessly entertaining portrait.

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—Michael Fox

Saturday, October 16, 8:45 pm

Thursday, October 14, 6:00 pm

BLAC16R, Rafael

CAME14S, Sequoia

—Aaron Lazenby

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With their relationship floundering, housepainter Dean (Ryan Gosling) and his wife Cindy (Michelle Williams), a nurse, check into a hotel, hoping the evening will turn out to be a life preserver for their troubled marriage and not their final night together. Director Derek Cianfrance’s intimate character drama slips back and forth through time, limning the chasm between the joyful early days of the couple’s courtship and the disintegrating present. The relationship is an enigma not just to the audience but also to Dean and Cindy as they watch the happy family life they shared with their fi ve-yearold daughter slip away. Two of the finest actors of their generation, Gosling and Williams fully inhabit characters navigating an emotional minefield and the film thrives on the raw intensity of their performances, emerging as a moving portrait of love and regret. —Pam Grady

Tuesday, October 12, 6:15 pm

BLUE12R, Rafael

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H F R A MEL INE .

SPONSORED BY TECHNICOLOR

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FILMS THE CHILD PRODIGY

(WAKIYAKU MONOGATARI)

CHILD OF GIANTS: MY JOURNEY WITH MAYNARD DIXON & DOROTHEA LANGE

WORLD C INEM A

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

WORLD C INEM A

JAPAN 2010 • 97 MINS

US 2010 • 97 MINS

CANADA 2010 • 101 MINS

Director Atsushi Ogata Producers Atsushi Ogata, Eric Nyari, Eriko Miyagawa Screenwriters Atsushi Ogata, Akane Shiratori Cinematographer Yuichi Nagata Editor Masahiro Onaga Cast Toru Masuoka, Hiromi Nagasaku, Masahiko Tsugawa, Keiko Matsuzaka, Akira Emoto Print Source Atsushi Ogata

Director Tom Ropelewski Producers Tom Ropelewski, George Paul Csicsery Cinematographers Skip Sweeney, Martina Nagel, Bob Birkett Editors Martina Nagel, Paul Dixon Print Source Tom Ropelewski

Director/Screenwriter Luc Dionne Producers Daniel Louis, Denise Robert Cinematographer Bruce Chun Editor JeanFrançois Bergeron Cast Patrick Drolet, Marc Labrèche, Macha Grenon, Karine Vanasse, Guillaume LeBon, Lothaire Bluteau Print Source FunFilm Distribution Inc.

CAST ME IF YOU CAN

(L’ENFANT PRODIGE)

In Japanese with English subtitles. Urbane wit and sharp showbiz observations fuel this breezy, stylish romantic comedy from Atsushi Ogata (Eternally Yours, MVFF 2007). Hiroshi is an actor with an identity crisis. A perpetual supporting player, he is often mistaken for his TV bit parts—cop, crossing guard—wherever he goes. It doesn’t help that he lives in the shadow of his father, a best-selling author. When he meets an aspiring actress and blithe spirit with a perpetually buoyant outlook, Hiroshi is rocked from his hangdog reality as a series of surprising “plot points” lead him to unexpected highs and lows. Ogata crafts characters and situations that fuse moments of slapstick humor with philosophical reflection, illuminating the absurd realities of acting and fame. Leaping from the screen with giddy energy and enough heart and soul to fill two theaters, Cast me if you can is that rare comedy with something on its mind.

To be born the child of a famous person promises a life tinged with challenges, but when both parents are towering figures of the arts, growing up constitutes a series of mettle-defining tests. Or so it was for Daniel Dixon, son of celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange and visionary Southwestern painter Maynard Dixon. Tom Ropelewski’s fascinating documentary reinforces the artistic legacy of Dixon and Lange, charting the evolution of their work through rarely seen ephemera and photographs while revealing the troubled dynamics of an extraordinary American family who called the Berkeley Hills home. Daniel, who spent much of childhood in foster homes, traveled a hard road into adulthood, becoming homeless in his teens. As an adult, he and his mother eventually forged an uneasy truce, followed by a flourishing friendship. Ultimately, this is the story of an anguished boy who, through resilience and reconciliation, grows into an accomplished man in his own right. World Premiere

—Brendan Peterson

—Michael Read

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 9, 3:30 pm

FOCUS: CANADA • In French with English subtitles. The impossible beauty of young André Mathieu’s piano compositions is matched only by the intensity of his dark spiral into addiction and madness. The Child Prodigy offers a dramatic and masterfully crafted portrait of the Montrealborn artist hailed as the “next Mozart” when he rose to instant fame in the 1930s. Portrayed by two actors—as a poised child star and a fractured, desperate adult—André’s complexity is brought vividly to life as he begins developing his talent under his pianist father’s no-nonsense tutelage. Mathieu’s ascent leads him to New York and Paris to study with the masters of the day, while struggling to satisfy the demands of his ambitious mother and his own creative and personal demons. In the tradition of Shine (MVFF 1996), the recreation of Mathieu’s original work (by renowned pianist and composer Alain Lefèvre) makes this a unique work for those who treasure both great filmmaking and great music. US Premiere

CAST12S, Sequoia

CHIG09S, Sequoia

—Deanna Quinones

Thursday, October 14, 8:45 pm

Monday, October 11, 8:30 pm

CAST14R, Rafael

CHIG11R, Rafael

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE CEN T ER FOR A SI A N A MERIC A N MEDI A .

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Thursday, October 14, 9:30 pm

CHPR14S, Sequoia Saturday, October 16, 2:00 pm

CHPR16R, Rafael

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SPONSORED BY PIA ZZ A D’ANGELO RISTOR ANTE

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FILMS CONVICTION

COSMONAUTA

THE CROCODILES (VORSTADTKROKODILE)

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US C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

C HILDREN’S FILMFE S T

US 2010 • 103 MINS

ITALY 2008 • 85 MINS

GERMANY 2009 • 98 MINS

Director Tony Goldwyn Producers Andrew Sugerman, Andrew S. Karsch, Tony Goldwyn Screenwriter Pamela Gray Cinematographer Adriano Goldman Editor Jay Cassidy Cast Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher, Juliette Lewis Print Source Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director Susanna Nicchiarelli Producer Domenico Procacci Screenwriters Susanna Nicchiarelli, Teresa Ciabatti Cinematographer Gherardo Gossi Editor Stefano Cravero Cast Claudia Pandolfi Rosalba, Sergio Rubini Armando, Miriana Raschilla’ Luciana, Pietro Del Giudice Arturo, Michelangelo Ciminale Vittorio, Valentino Campitelli Angelo Print Source Fandango Portobello Sales

Director Christian Ditter Producers Christian Becker, Lena Olbrich Screenwriter Christian Ditter, based on a screenplay by Martin Ritzenhoff and novel by Max von der Grün Cinematographer Christian Rein Editor Ueli Christen Cast Nick Romeo Reimann, Fabian Halbig, Leonie Tepe, Manuel Steitz, Jacob Matchenz, Axel Stein Print Source Constantin Film

OPENING NIGHT • As true-life underdog stories go, this film is a rousing standout. Humble single mother of two Betty Anne Waters (Hilary Swank) goes back for her high school degree and then puts herself through college and law school—a 16-year odyssey—all to try and overturn what she believes to be the wrongful murder conviction of her brother (Sam Rockwell). Driven by the raw, crackerjack performances of Oscar-winner Swank and the always fascinating Rockwell, Conviction forcefully brings home how two siblings from the wrong side of the tracks could nurture such life-altering devotion. The supporting cast is equally strong—especially Minnie Driver as a law school friend and, in a surprise cameo, Juliette Lewis—electrifying the screen with portraits of everyday people negotiating life’s messy complexities, including those with cut-and-dry, life-ordeath consequences. The life of Betty Anne Waters is a hard-won testament to faith in oneself and others, and Conviction powerfully captures her transformative journey. —Jeff Campbell

In Italian with English subtitles. Rome, 1963: Teenage Luciana and her brother Arturo are avid fans of the Soviet space program and eagerly lend their limited skills to the local Communist party. But Luciana’s crush on a boy and her burgeoning sexuality threaten to compromise her goal—to become a cosmonaut! A two-time prizewinner at last year’s Venice Film Festival, Cosmonauta is a buoyant coming-of-age tale, a rich character portrait and an evocative re-creation of the era’s passionate political milieu. The live wire center of it all is obstinate Luciana. Smart but self-absorbed, she longs to be a trailblazer like her hero, Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. Chafing at the limits that her youthful left-leaning comrades would place on her because of her gender, Luciana tackles the Church, the family and the Party to forge her own path into the Space Age. —Pam Grady

Sunday, October 10, 12:45 pm

In German with English subtitles. The Crocodiles are the coolest kids in town. And Hannes, new to the neighborhood, is desperate to join their gang. While performing a perilous initiation stunt, he runs into some serious trouble. Lonely schoolmate Kai saves his life and wants to be a Crocodile too. Although confined to a wheelchair, Kai refuses to give up. Meanwhile, Hannes, normally cool as a cucumber, finds himself flustered around the pretty tomboy Crocodile, Maria. Both boys must face challenges they never expected on the way to wearing the Crocodile badge of honor. Then, when a series of robberies baffle the town, authorities offer a reward for anyone who can solve the mystery—and the gang springs into action. Based on the acclaimed German novel, this delightful film brings newfound friendship, unfl inching bravery and infinite charm vividly to the screen in a suspenseful adventure that celebrates the humor and heartbreak of being ten. Ages 7+ —Kristine Kolton

COSM10R, Rafael

Sunday, October 10, 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 16, 1:45 pm

CROC10T, 142 Throckmorton

CONA07S, Sequoia $30

COSM16R, Rafael

Saturday, October 16, 11:30 am

Thursday, October 7, 7:15 pm

CROC16R, Rafael

CONB07S, Sequoia $30

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For Opening Night Gala information, see page 26.

SPONSORED BY WELL S FARGO

SPONSORED BY DOLBY L ABOR ATORIES

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FILMS CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

CUT POISON BURN

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

THE DEBT

US C INEM A

US 2010 • 58 MINS

US 2010 • 88 MINS

US 2010 • 87 MINS

Director/Producer Abby Ginzberg Screenwriter Steve Most Cinematographers Vicente Franco, Eli Adler Editors Ken Schneider, Maureen Gosling Cast Luis Valdez (Narrator) Print Source Ginzberg Productions

Director Wayne Chesler Producers Robert Michaan, Louis Cimino, Wayne Chesler Screenwriters Charlie Sadoff, Wayne Chesler, Louis Cimino Cinematographers Amyn Kaderali, Mark Petersson, John Meyer, Roger Brooks Editor Charlie Sadoff Cast Peter Coyote (Narrator) Print Source Bink Films

Director John Madden Producers Eduardo Rossoff, Kris Thykier, Matthew Vaughn Screenwriters Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Peter Straughan Cinematographer Ben Davis Editor Alexander Berner Cast Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain Print Source Miramax

FOCUS: THE BODY IN BALANCE • A searing film that illuminates the grim truth about America’s so-called War on Cancer, this thought-provoking documentary takes on the forces that have conspired to thwart meaningful advances in cancer research and treatment over the past century. These forces include the federal government (in its effort to label and persecute innovators as quacks), drug companies eager to suppress alternative treatments and powerful industry organizations that place profit over human lives. The story centers on the Navarros, a family struggling to keep their young son alive. As the personal meets the political, we see how the FDA holds a vise-like grip on treatment options. Heartwrenching and informative, the film ultimately expresses the hope that we can create a new paradigm of prevention, medical freedom and acceptance of highly-tailored therapies to usher in a more enlightened era. World Premiere

CLOSING NIGHT • The incomparable Helen Mirren has played servants and queens, furious wives and grieving mothers, but lately she’s exercised her talents in fleshing out some memorable killers, including the one at the center of this fast-moving, knock-your-socks-off ensemble thriller. Mirren plays Rachel Singer, a retired Mossad agent, grandmother and lonely heart plagued by a secret she shares with only two people: the man she married and the man she loved. The destructive weight of their collusion appears, at first, to be the debt of the title. It is a debt we see repaid in fearsome detail through what follows: a narrative of stomach-churning twists, and none more dramatic than the one that forces Rachel out of retirement and into the film’s wrenching finale, in which the true nature of the debt is revealed. Mirren transforms herself here in characteristically unexpected ways. US Premiere

The son of Mexican American farm workers, Cruz Reynoso carved out a brilliant career as an organizer, activist, attorney, California Supreme Court Justice and law professor. Principled and fearless, Reynoso— best known, perhaps, for being pushed off the state Supreme Court with death-penalty opponent and Chief Justice Rose Bird in 1986—fought for underdogs on countless fronts, from California farm workers to Florida citizens deprived of their votes in the 2000 election. This riviting, inspiring documentary by Abby Ginzberg (Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey, MVFF 2006), beautifully narrated by Luis Valdez, reintroduces us to an authentic California champion. —Michael Fox PRECEDED BY

SOUTHBOUND US 2009 • 12 MINS Director Tim Disney

This charming fantasy has a group of Latino gardeners in Los Angeles turning their leaf blowers to unexpected purposes.

—Nora Isaacs

—Elaine Proctor-Bonbright

Sunday, October 17, 5:00 pm

Friday, October 8, 6:00 pm

DEBA17S, Sequoia $30

CUTP08R, Rafael

Sunday, October 17, 5:15 pm

T O TA L P R O G R A M 7 0 M I N S

Sunday, October 10, 8:15 pm

DEBB17S, Sequoia $30

Sunday, October 10, 5:00 pm

CUTP10R, Rafael

CRUZ10S, Sequoia Monday, October 11, 6:45 pm

CRUZ11R, Rafael

P RE SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE P INE S T REE T CL INIC.

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SPONSORED BY Z AENTZ MEDIA CENTER, A WAREHAM DEVELOPMENT

SPONSORED BY LRG CAPITAL GROUP FAMILY OF COMPANIES

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FILMS DESERT FLOWER

DUMAS

(WUSTENBLUME)

(AUTRE DUMAS)

WORLD C INEM A GERMANY/AUSTRIA/FRANCE/UK 2009 • 124 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Sherry Hormann Producer Peter Herrman Cinematographer Ken Kelsch Editor Clara Fabry Cast Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Craig Parkinson, Anthony Mackie Print Source National Geographic Cinema Ventures

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FOCUS: THE BODY IN BALANCE • In English and Somali with English subtitles. In 1997, one of the world’s most beautiful women made history by exposing one of the ugliest and most secretive forms of child abuse, female genital mutilation. Desert Flower, based on Somali supermodel Waris Dirie’s bestselling autobiography, recreates her transformation from starving runaway to fashion icon to human rights activist and U.N. Special Ambassador dedicated to the fight against FGM. Perfectly cast—with fellow supermodel Liya Kebede as Waris; the irrepressible Sally Hawkins (Happy-GoLucky, MVFF 2009), as the London friend who rescues her from the streets; and indie screen greats Timothy Spall (Topsy-Turvy) and Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply) as the fashion photographer and agent who discover her—the film travels from the dusty hills of East Africa to the glitzy catwalks of New York, with gorgeous costumes and camerawork throughout. But the heart of the story remains the emotional journey Waris undertakes, carrying viewers every step of the way. —Deanna Quinones

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WORLD C INEM A

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

FRANCE/BELGIUM 2010 • 105 MINS

US 2009 • 75 MINS

Director Safy Nebbou Producers Frank Le Wita, Marc De Bayser Screenwriters Gilles Taurand, Safy Nebbou Cinematographer Stephane Fontaine Editor Bernard Sasia Cast Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Mélanie Thierry, Dominique Blanc Print Source Film Oblige

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Emiko Omori Producers Emiko Omori, Wendy Slick Cinematographers Emiko Omori, Witt Monts, Mary Lynn Price Print Source Wabi Sabi Productions, LLC

In French with English subtitles. With his hedonistic collaborator taking all the credit for their work and in all other ways dominating their relationship, shy ghostwriter Auguste Maquet (Benoît Poelvoorde) exists in the shadow of the great man, Alexandre Dumas (Gérard Depardieu). When beautiful Charlotte Desrives (Mélanie Thierry) mistakes Maquet for Dumas, he cannot resist impersonating the legendary author, setting off a chain of events that threatens the writers’ partnership. Dumas’ famous works, his womanizing, his luxurious life with mistress Celeste (Dominique Blanc), Maquet’s growing devotion to Charlotte and France’s rush toward revolution all play a part in Safy Nebbou’s witty period saga inspired by the real-life alliance between Dumas and Maquet. At its heart, the story is a vivid exploration of this relationship between the brilliant but undisciplined Dumas and the diligent if less imaginative Maquet. Depardieu and Poelvoorde dazzle in a drama that is as much about friendship and codependency as it is about artistic collaboration. North American Premiere

For decades, tattooing has suffered from a bad rep, viewed by many as a cheap or lurid practice reserved for the likes of hardcore bikers and drunken sailors. But Ed Hardy, seeking his own means of expression in the repressive culture of the 1950s, became one of a handful of practitioners who elevated tattooing to an art form. Hardy became obsessed with tattooing from the age of 10, fascinated by the exotic and dangerous world it represented. A painter, printmaker and San Francisco Art Institute graduate, his influences varied wildly: from classical Japanese aesthetics to California hot rods, surfing to Goya. Following his lifelong passion, Hardy went directly from art student to tattooist, working his way up through rank-and-file parlors and studios. Now, Hardy’s canvas is the world, as his franchise has exploded with sublicensed designs and products for the mainstream market. In her beautiful portrait of this great master, award-winning Bay Area filmmaker Emiko Omori tracks one artist’s evolution while providing a stunning cinematic gallery of his multi-hued, full-body canvases. —Joanne Parsont

—Pam Grady

Saturday, October 9, 7:30 pm Friday, October 8, 9:30 pm

Friday, October 8, 9:00 pm

EDHA09T, 142 Throckmorton

DUMA08S, Sequoia

DESE085, Sequoia

Sunday, October 10, 9:30 pm

Monday, October 11, 4:45 pm

Sunday, October 10, 9:00 pm

EDHA10S, Sequoia

DUMA11S, Sequoia

DESE10R, Rafael

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE S A N F R A NCI S C O F IL M S O CIE T Y.

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H A MNE S T Y IN T ER N AT ION A L U S A . A ND HUM A N RIGH T S WATCH.

SPONSORED BY MARIN FRENCH CHEESE COMPANY

SPONSORED BY THUMBPRINT CELL ARS

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FILMS EEP!

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

ESTIGMAS

C HILDREN’S FILMFE S T

US C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

HOLLAND 2010 • 80 MINS

US • 127 MINS

SPAIN 2010 • 100 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Mieke de Jong, novel by Joke van Leeuwen Producers Leontine Petit, Joost de Vries Cinematographer Theo Bierkens Editor Ot Louw Cast Huub Stapel, Joke Tjalsma, Diederik Ebbinge, Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley, Madelief Vermeulen, Ties Dekker Print Source Lemming Film

Director Irvin Kershner Producers James Bloom, Gary Kurtz, George Lucas, Robert Watts Screenwriters Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, story by George Lucas Cinematograper Peter Suschitzky Editor Paul Hirsch Cast Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams Print Source Lemming Film

Director Adán Aliaga Producer Nadir Films Screenwriter Based on the Comic of Mattotit and Piersanti Cinematographer Pere Pueyo Editor Aurora Sulli Cast Manuel Martinez, Marieta Orzco, Lurdes Barba, Morgan Blasco Print Source Doc & Film International

(IEP!)

Warre finds a tiny creature while birdwatching, but is it human? Warre’s wife, Tine, insists that it is a baby girl. But Warre knows only birds have wings—and little Beedie has wings. Soon Beedie’s bird nature starts to prevail over human love and comfort. Fluttering wings finally lift her into the air, and Beedie awkwardly joins the birds flying south for the winter. As worried Tine and Warre try to catch up with her, Beedie’s encounters during her uncertain flight transform lives. Will Beedie return to her human nest or will she find a new home with other fliers? A set of lovingly determined characters—and the uncannily birdlike performance of Kenadie Jourdin as Beedie—lift this charming modern fairy tale to wondrous heights. Ages 5+ —Roberta McNair PRECEDED BY

GOOD NIGHT, LET THE BUGS BITE

Come celebrate the 30th anniversar y of Star Wars: Episode V–The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen—as it was meant to be seen! “It is a dark time for the Rebellion.” Three decades later, these words still ring with delicious, ominous anticipation, promising exactly what they did when we first read them: the best sequel of all time to the most revolutionary sci-fi film in history, George Lucas’s Star Wars. Han and Leia kiss! Luke and Leia kiss! Yoda trains Luke! R2 fi xes the hyperdrive! Luke discovers that Darth Vader—wait! Everyone raise your still-attached hand: Who hasn’t seen it? Okay, okay, no spoilers. Indeed, this 30th-anniversary Empire party (complete with prizes, a book launch, costumed characters and other surprises) is meant for the whole family. Come train your children in the ways of the Force. —Jeff Campbell

(LAKI NO´C)

CROATIA 2008 • 4 MINS

Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 pm

EMP12C, Cinema

Director Sarah Klein

Marin animator Sarah Klein, working with the SAF Cakovec children’s studio in Croatia, produced this charming cut-paper animation and delightfully innocent tale.

In Spanish with English subtitles. Brooding and inarticulate, Bruno (played by Spanish shot put champion Manuel Martinez) is a gentle giant who ekes out a living cleaning up in a local bar and selling silkworms to neighborhood children. One day he wakes up bleeding from his hands. The appearance of the stigmata earns him acclaim as a saint, disdain as a charlatan and concern about his mental health. He escapes to the countryside, where he finds work and compassion with a traveling carnival, but his mysterious spiritual odyssey demands a final sacrifice. Based on a graphic novel, documentary director Adán Aliaga’s first feature is an impressively visual allegory, with little dialogue, high-contrast black and white cinematography and a mournful didgeridoo score. With surreal imagery that recalls early Buñuel, bleak Bergmanesque landscapes and a story that has echoes of Fellini, Aliaga weaves a hypnotic tale that both pays tribute to the old masters and announces the arrival of an original new talent. US Premiere

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—Margarita Landazuri

J.W. Rinzler, author of The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, will be in attendance for an audience Q&A.

Friday, October 8, 8:45 pm

EST08R, Rafael Sunday, October 10, 12:30 pm

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Saturday, October 9, 10:30 am

EEP09R, Rafael Saturday, October 16, 10:30 am

EEP16S, Sequoia

SPONSORED BY BELL AM SELF STOR AGE & BOXES

SPONSORED BY PACIFIC GA S AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

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FILMS EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

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FAIR GAME

US C INEM A

US C INEM A

US 2010 • 107 MINS

US 2010 • 105 MINS

US 2010 • 82 MINS

Directors/Producers/Screenwriters Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler Cinematographer/ Editor Jeff Springer Cast Flea, Gwen Stefani, Ice-T, Perry Farrell, Branford Marsalis, George Clinton, Tim Robbins, Gogol Bordello, ?uestlove and others. Print Source Pale Griot

Director Doug Liman Producers Bill Pohlad, Janet Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Akiva Goldsman, Doug Liman, Jez Butterworth Screenwriters Jez Butterworth, JohnHenry Butterworth Cinematographer Doug Liman Editor Christopher Tellefsen Cast Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sam Shepard, Noah Emmerich, Michael Kelly, Bruce McGill Print Source Summit Entertainment

Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer/ Editor Chris Brown Producer Morgan Schmidt-Feng Cast Jill Pixley, Carlye Pollack, Jonathan Leveck, Colette Keen, George Killingsworth, Nick Frangione Print Source CB Films

Fishbone, says bassist and Primus head honcho Les Claypool, “should have been the band that went way beyond the rest of us.” Instead, this LA-based seminal punkska-metal band—started by inner city black kids caught in a collision of cultures when bussed into the white-bread suburbs— struggled with racial bias among fans and the music industry as well as personal demons. Along the way, this innovative group, known for its high-octane sound and incendiary frontman, Angelo Moore, created Reagan-era rock anthems like “Party at Ground Zero” and influenced such copycat bands as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and No Doubt. Fishbone also faced trials and tribulations: In 1993, bassist Norwood Fisher even stood trial in Marin County for kidnapping bandmate Kendall Jones after a botched intervention. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler capture the mohawks and the mosh pits, the magic and the madness, through interviews, rare concert footage and animation. Laurence Fishburne narrates. —Greg Cahill

This top-notch, super-charged political drama tells the true story of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), outed by a Bush Administration press leak allegedly made as revenge on her husband, former ambassador Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), for his statements about manipulated intelligence in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. The facts of the case remain gripping and relevant, but the film gains further force by reaching behind the headlines to a rare relationship, brought palpably to life in outstanding performances from Watts and Penn. The sustained tension comes interwoven with news footage and handheld camera work that give the storyline the texture of a fast-paced docudrama. Meanwhile, Penn brilliantly weaves passion and nuance into the role of the disgraced former diplomat out to defend the couple’s honor, and Watts delivers an impressively restrained and subtle performance as Plame, as the couple’s relationship and professional lives come under siege on the global stage. —Melissa Howden

Saturday, October 9, 9:30 pm

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Friday, October 15, 6:00 pm

Friday, October 15, 7:00 pm

FAIR15R, Rafael

EVER15T, 142 Throckmorton

Sunday, October 17, 12:00 pm

FAIR17S, Sequoia

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FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY

Nothing brings out the love like a family Christmas . . . unless your mother is a vengeful, spiteful force of nature who preys on all your insecurities. For adult siblings Fanny, Annie and Danny, Christmas with mom is hell. Fanny, the oldest, is an obsessive-compulsive who lives in a group home, plays a mean recorder (not a flute, thank you) and has just lost her job at the candy factory. Annie, constantly twitchy, suffers delusions of grandeur while planning the perfect wedding with her unemployed stoner fiancé. Danny, apple of his mother’s eye, is a struggling music promoter neckdeep in debt with an impending lawsuit from an angry soccer mom who hired him to promote her son’s band. With characters befitting a Todd Solondz film and biting dialog reminiscent of Edward Albee, Bay Area director Chris Brown (Daughters, MVFF 1997; Scared New World, MVFF 2005) brings these tragically quirky siblings together for an explosively funny and horrific day of family reckoning. —Joshua Moore

Wednesday, October 13, 8:45 pm

FANN13R, Rafael Friday, October 15, 9:30 pm

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FILMS FOOD STAMPED

FROM A WHISPER

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST (LUFTSLOTTET SOM SPRÄNGDES )

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

US 2010 • 60 MINS

KENYA 2008 • 72 MINS

SWEDEN/DENMARK 2009 • 148 MINS

Directors/Producers/Screenwriters Shira Hordes Potash, Yoav Potash Cinematographer/Editor Yoav Potash Print Source Summit Pictures

Director/Screenwriter Wanuri Kahiu Producer Kuxi Ghai Cinematographer Marius van Graan Editor Chris King Cast Corrine Onyango Tamani, Ken Ambani Abu, Abubakar Mwenda Farweed, Godfrey Odhiambo Sam Print Source Awali Entertainment Ltd

Director David Alfredson Producer Søren Staermose Screenwriters Jonas Frykberg, Ulf Ryberg Cinematographer Peter Mokrosinski Editor Håkan Karlsson Cast Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace Print Source Music Box Films

FOCUS: THE BODY IN BALANCE • It’s no secret that obesity, an American epidemic, is also directly linked to poverty: Our current food industry is rigged so that the cheapest, most readily available foods are pre-made and packaged, calorically hefty yet devoid of nutrition. Is it even possible for someone on food stamps to eat well enough to stay healthy? In the spirit of Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me, Bay Area nutrition educator Shira Potash gave herself that one-week challenge. She and her wryly suffering husband unravel America’s food politics and highlight those fighting to get vegetables back into kids’ diets. World Premiere —Jeff Campbell PRECEDED BY

GLOBAL FOCUS VII: THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS SWAZILAND/CAMBODIA/COSTA RICA/ POLAND/US/CUBA 2010 • 24 MINS Directors John Antonelli, Will Parrinello, Tom Dusenbery

Narrated by Robert Redford, this Emmy Award–winning series showcases six activists who have won the Goldman Environmental Prize for their success changing their communities—in Cuba, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Poland, Swaziland and Michigan. T O TA L P R O G R A M 8 4 M I N S

Tamami is a talented, fiercely independent young artist living in Nairobi. Her mother’s disappearance a decade earlier consumes her and has become the ongoing subject of her work. Abu, an intelligence officer, becomes an unlikely friend, helping her search for the mother whose art gallery was destroyed in the 1998 US Embassy bombing. Haunted by the loss of his best friend in the attack, Abu feels a natural empathy for Tamami’s situation. Yet their mutual journey inevitably leads them toward disturbing truths that must be confronted. The power of Wanuri Kahui’s debut feature lies in her penetrating exploration of loss, faith and forgiveness as Abu and Tamami come to terms with the revelations they unearth. With a visual sensibility informed by Tamami’s artwork and a compelling soundtrack by Eric Wainaina, From a Whisper establishes Kahiu as an important new voice in Kenyan cinema. —Zoë Elton

Saturday, October 9, 6:00 pm

FOCUS: SCANDINAVIA • In Swedish with English subtitles. The girl with the dragon tattoo—she who played with fire—is back! In the final installment of the Millennium Trilogy, Lisbeth Salander battles for her life in more ways than one. In intensive care and charged with three murders, she will not only have to prove her innocence but also identify and denounce those corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nykqist reprise their roles as the odd-couple dynamic duo: Salander, the genius goth computer hacker with a damaged past, and fearless ace journalist Mikael Blomkvist. The two embody the characters from author Stieg Larsson’s bestselling novels (a publishing phenomenon with 27 million copies sold in 40 countries, and counting) with a passion and brilliance that will surely help garner the film trilogy a much deserved place in the pantheon of movie classics. —Lily Buchanan

FROM09R, Rafael

Wednesday, October 13, 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 10, 4:45 pm

GIRL13R, Rafael

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FOOD09S, Sequoia Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

FOOD12R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H M A RIN C OUN T Y DEP T. OF HE A LT H & HUM A N SER V ICE S & M A R IN FO OD B A NK .

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FILMS GOLF IN THE KINGDOM

HEARTBEATS

HI DE HO SHOW

(LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES)

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US C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

US C INEM A

US 2010 • 86 MINS

CANADA 2010 • 95 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Susan Streitfeld Producer Mindy Affrime Cinematographer Auturo D. Smith Editor Kathryn Himoff Cast Mason Gamble, David O’Hara, Malcolm McDowell, Frances Fisher, Julian Sands, JoAnne Whalley Print Source Motion Pictures Imaging

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Xavier Dolan Producers Xavier Dolan, Daniel Morin, Carole Mondello Cinematographer Stéphanie Weber-Biron Cast Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Anne-Elisabeth Bosse, Magalie Lepine-Blondeau, Olivier Morin, Eric Bruneau, Gabriel Lessard, Benedicte Decary, Patricia Tulasne Print Source IFC Films

John Goddard, the man with the wily, Wikipedic knowledge of all things musical, returns to MVFF with another Hi De Ho Show, this year dedicated to doo-wop—that vital corner of rock ‘n’ roll that doesn’t get nearly the credit that it’s . . . doo. So get ready and get rowdy, as the maestro of Village Music unspools and veejays us through some gems in his personal collection for this singular salute. With roots in street-corner harmonizers and gospel, doo-wop arose in the ‘40s in the Northeast and Midwest through Black vocal groups like the Inkspots, Mills Brothers, the Delta Rhythm Boys; evolved through the Platters, the Moonglows, the Flamingoes; alighted in the Italian quarter (think Dion and the Belmonts); and went on to California with the Beach Boys. Get out your poodle skirts and black leather jackets if you want, even gel up with a little Dippity doo: You’ll be right in tune for this homage to harmony.

SNEAK PREVIEW • In the course of a day in the 1950s, Michael Murphy (Mason Gamble), a young American en route to an ashram in India, visits the best golf course in the world, Burningbush, in Scotland; plays golf with an extraordinary teacher, Shivas Irons (David O’Hara); and has a whisky-infused dinner with a group of golf aficionados (Malcolm McDowell, Frances Fisher and Julian Sands). Based on Esalen cofounder Michael Murphy’s classic novel, Susan Streitfeld’s film is a remarkable achievement, a collage that swings back and forth between action, memory and insight with the gracefulness of a well-played round. She creates a nimble, poetic visual language—beautifully complemented by Evelyn Glennie’s percussive score—that offers an inroad into the interior life of her characters. It’s a transformative experience that does great justice to writer Murphy’s groundbreaking exploration of life, love, mysticism and the practice of golf.

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FOCUS: CANADA • In French with English subtitles. Atop any list of rising cinematic stars is 21-year-old Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother), who returns a mere year after his award-winning first feature with an even firmer grip on his wonderfully chic aesthetic. Bound by a common love of cigarettes, men and retro fashion, emotional Francis (played by Dolan) and stoic Marie (Monia Chokri) are best of friends. In walks Nico. With a resemblance to Michelangelo’s David, the curly haired Adonis has seemingly been breaking hearts for thousands of years. Gleefully simple, Nico fuels the duo’s aching fl ames with meaningful looks, a penchant for going shirtless and lines like, “No sweat, I like the middle,” when it comes to bedtime. Dolan excels at Francis’s scenes, his raw emotion pouring freely. But it’s the film’s style, at once timeless and thoroughly modern, that is the true star, letting you know you’re in the company of an astute and ultimately inspiring auteur.

Sunday, October 17, 12:00 pm

—Alexis Whitham

GOLF17R, Rafael

Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm

—Zoë Elton

Saturday, October 16, 7:00 pm

—Zoë Elton T O TA L P R O G R A M 12 O M I N S

Saturday, October 9, 10:00 pm

HIDE09S, Sequoia

HEAR14S, Sequoia Sunday, October 17, 8:15 pm

HEAR17S, Sequoia

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FILMS THE HOUSEMAID

THE INDIAN

(HANYO)

(INDIAAN)

WORLD C INEM A

C HILDREN’S FILMFE S T

US C INEM A

SOUTH KOREA 2010 • 107 MINS

NETHERLANDS 2009 • 75 MINS

Director/ Screenwriter Im Sang-soo Producer Jason Chae Cinematographer Lee Hyung-deok Editor Lee Eun-soo Cast Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-Jae, Seo Woo, Youn Yuhjung Print Source IFC Films

Director Ineke Houtman Producers Burny Bos, Michiel de Rooij, Sabine Veenendaal Screenwriter Nynke Klompmakers Cinematographer Sander Snoep Editor Elsbeth Kasteel Cast Matthias Den Besten, Bastiaan Ragas, Angelique de Bruijne, Hans Dagelet, David Verbaas, Claire Lapadu Print Source BosBros. Film & TV Productions

Director/Producer/Screenwriter/ Cinematographer/Editor Timothy Hittle

In Korean with English subtitles. Lust, cruelty and revenge reign over this gorgeously piquant melodrama about a naïve young housemaid whose arrival wreaks havoc on an ultra-rich Korean family. A remake—or more precisely, an inversion—of the classic 1960 psychological thriller, The Housemaid mines the same morally corrupt domestic territory as Chabrol and Kubrick, skewering and fetishizing the over-privileged in equal measure. Eun-yi is the servant who passively ignites the desire and jealousy of those around her: the virile husband, the scorned pregnant wife, the scheming mother-in-law and the bitter, older housemaid, each played to creepy perfection. Transgressions give way to an escalating war of mental abuse, in which guilt and innocence quickly become irrelevant. Visually spectacular, the film’s pristine contemporary interiors and coldly beautiful cinematography stand in stark contrast to the fevered manipulations of its (extremely attractive) cast of characters. In a wicked finale, director Im Sang-soo lets loose a surreal flourish, laying bare the simmering madness within all. —Atissa Manshouri

Friday, October 15, 9:00 pm

HOUS15S, Sequoia

In Dutch with English subtitles. It can be hard finding your place in the world when you look different from everyone else in your family. For Koos—a small, dark-haired Peruvian boy adopted by a Dutch family— things get more confusing when mom becomes pregnant. Where will Koos fit in now? When Koos meets a family of Peruvian musicians, his uncertainty grows even deeper. Is he an Indian like them? He enlists their help to find out more about his ancestry and, in particular, his original Peruvian name. Ultimately, Koos must draw on the courage of his Incan ancestors to discover the true meaning of family. Ages 6+

THE JAY CLAY TRILOGY

INSIGHT: THE ART OF TIMOTHY HITTLE • If you’ve seen Timothy Hittle’s Jay Clay shorts, you know these tiny jewels epitomize the animator’s art: In these dialoguefree stop motion melodramas, a shrug of clay and the jaunty slur of a sax express pure emotional longing, fear or joy, while a junk pile of everyday objects radiates with hallucinatory life. In this Insight Program, Hittle presents the now completed trilogy, shown together for the first time, including The Potato Hunter (1991), Academy Award– nominated Canhead (1996) and the premiere of The Quiet Life. Hittle will also discuss the animator’s life and the painstaking craft that went into such films as Henry Selick’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and James & the Giant Peach and Pixar’s The Incredibles and Toy Story 2 and 3. Almost by definition, stop motion animation is a labor of love, and Hittle is a supremely dedicated keeper of the fl ame. —Jeff Campbell

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THE SILK ROAD

Saturday, October 9, 5:00 pm

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US 2010 • 13 MINS Director Cynthia Pepper

A substitute teacher’s lesson on the Silk Road trade route takes a surprising turn into a dance-filled dream of color and motion— and ducks. T O TA L P R O G R A M 8 8 M I N S

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE A S S O CI AT ION OF KORE A N A D OP T EE S S A N F R A NCI S C O A ND T HE C ON S UL AT E GENER A L OF KOR E A .

Saturday, October 9, 11:00 am

IND09S, Sequoia

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IND17R, Rafael

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FILMS JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR

JULIA’S DISAPPEARANCE

KATALIN VARGA

(GIULIAS VERSCHWINDEN)

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

M V F F 3 3

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

US/INDIA 2010 • 90 MINS

SWITZERLAND 2009 • 87 MINS

ROMANIA/UK/HUNGARY 2009 • 84 MINS

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Frederick Marx Cinematographers Nick Sherman, Frederick Marx Editors Joanna Kiernan, Frederick Marx Print Source Warrior Films

Director Christoph Schaub Producer Marcel Hoehn Screenwriter Martin Suter Cinematographer Filip Zumbrunn Editor Marina Wernli Cast Corinna Harfouch, Bruno Ganz, Stefan Kurt, André Jung, Sunnyi Melles, Daniel Rohr Print Source T&C Edition

Director/Screenwriter Peter Strickland Producers Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu, Peter Strickland Cinematographer Mark Gyori Editor Matyaf Fekete Cast Hilda Péter, Tibor Palffy, Norbert Tanko, Melinda Kantor, Sebastian Marina Print Source Memento Films International

In German with English subtitles. On the way to her 50th birthday dinner, Julia (Corinna Harfouch) finds herself suddenly invisible to the others on a crowded bus. Rattled by the experience, she takes a detour and meets a charming stranger, the mysterious John (Bruno Ganz), with whom she falls into an intimate conversation. Ignoring her phone, delaying her celebration, Julia questions the meaning of age itself. Meanwhile, her fiftysomething friends also discuss the thorny subject, each coping with aging in different ways: dating younger people, working out, undergoing cosmetic surgery—even finding grace and power in maturity. Filip Zumbrunn’s delicate cinematography enhances these facets with softly overlapping shots that seem as if refracted through a chandelier. Bracketed by the stories of a teen shoplifter and a rebellious elder, Julia’s Disappearance is a witty look at how we all rage at aging as well as cope and commiserate, with a little help from our friends. North American Premiere

In Hungarian and Romanian with English subtitles. In this haunting, spare film, a woman on the run discovers that vengeance is perhaps not the best way to settle a score from the past. The titular character, memorably played by newcomer Hilda Péter, finds herself cast out of her home after her son’s parentage comes to light. Traveling in a horse-drawn wagon, Katalin and son Orbán pass through remote Romanian villages and lush mountain fields as she searches out the men who wronged her. Though set in contemporary Transylvania, writer-director Peter Strickland achieves a timeless, fable-like atmosphere with his outstanding feature debut. Woodland animals help Katalin in crisis, mysterious gangsters chase her over hill and dale, and a leisurely canoe ride with a kind village couple turns into a terrifying showdown between victim and perpetrator. Accompanied by a foreboding score and evocative camerawork, Katalin Varga is a potent entry from a country experiencing a remarkable cinematic renaissance.

FOCUS: MENTORS & TEACHERS • In English, Zanskari, Tibetan and Hindi with English subtitles. This spellbinding film from Hoop Dreams filmmaker Frederick Marx is a beautifully rendered portrait of the sacrifices taken to preserve Tibetan culture. In Zanskar, an isolated village in a Tibetan region of northern India, most people are illiterate. Yet some hope Zanskar will one day become the cradle of Buddhist culture. To this end, an impassioned monk decides to take a group of 17 children to faraway Manali for an education. This is no ordinary journey. After saying goodbye to their parents, the group walks and rides horseback over dangerous mountain passes, risking altitude sickness, snow blindness and exhaustion. After the harrowing trip, the monk delivers the children to their respective monasteries, schools and nunneries, leaving them to grapple with their new lifestyle, never knowing when or if they will return home. Richard Gere narrates this memorable story that lays bare the heartbreak and heroism of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. —Nora Isaacs

Wednesday, October 13, 6:45 pm

JOUR13S, Sequoia Saturday, October 16, 1:15 pm

JOUR16R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE BUDDHI S T F IL M F E S T I VA L .

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—Carol Harada

Wednesday, October 13, 8:45 pm

—Rod Armstrong

JUL13S, Sequoia

Friday, October 8, 6:30 pm

Friday, October 15, 9:00 pm

KATA08R, Rafael

JUL15R, Rafael

Friday, October 15, 9:15 pm

KATA15R, Rafael W I T H S UP P OR T F R OM T HE C ON S UL AT E GENER A L OF S W I T ZER L A ND IN S A N F R A NCI S C O.

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FILMS KAWASAKI’S ROSE

THE KING’S SPEECH

KINSHASA SYMPHONY

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

CZECH REPUBLIC 2009 • 100 MINS

UK/AUSTRALIA 2009 • 111 MINS

GERMANY 2010 • 95 MINS

Director Jan Hrebejk Producers Rudolf Biermann, Tomás Hoffman Screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky Cinematographer Martin Sachá Editor Vladimir Barák Cast Lenka Vlasáková, Daniela Kolarova, Martin Huba, Milan Mikulcík Print Source Menemsha Films

Director Tom Hooper Producers Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin Screenwriter David Seidler Cinematographer Danny Cohen Editor Tariq Anwar Cast Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall Print Source The Weinstein Company

Directors Claus Wischmann, Martin Baer Producer Stefan Pannen Screenwriter Claus Wischmann Cinematographer Martin Baer Editor Peter Klum Print Source sounding images GmbH

In Czech with English subtitles. The scandalous secrets and twisted lies of a high-profile family are at the center of this cutting, humor-infused drama from leading Czech filmmaker Jan Hrebejk. Pavel is a wellrespected professor, famous for standing up to the Communists of his youth. When he and wife Jana become the subjects of a documentary film, some shocking revelations rock the foundation of their carefully constructed lives. To complicate matters, Pavel’s daughter is married to one of the documentary filmmakers, who has serious issues of his own. After a richly comical set-up, a series of suspenseful scenarios and emotionally charged encounters deliver each family member a profound reality shift. Director Hrebejk, operating at the top of his game from the opening frame, manages an impeccable production, elevating a story that is part thriller, part family drama into a poetical and political rumination on contemporary Czech life in all its messy human detail.

OPENING NIGHT • A reluctant monarch, King George VI (Colin Firth), also known as Bertie, was thrust into the role following his brother’s abdication—and, with Europe on the brink of war, at a pivotal time on the world stage. Bertie (father of Elizabeth II) suffered a terrible stammer, rendering his royal duty as a public speaker deeply challenging and terribly embarrassing. Supported by his extraordinary wife, Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother, and played here by Helena Bonham Carter), he seeks help from an unconventional, innovative Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush), in a process often tempestuous and frustrating. At the head of director Tom Hooper’s (The Damned United) extraordinary cast is a match made in casting heaven: Firth as the king who subjects himself to the eccentric therapist, and Rush as the maverick who helps a king find his voice. Both will discover the nature of friendship in this rich and profoundly moving story. US Premiere

—Brendan Peterson

—Zoë Elton

Saturday, October 9, 5:15 pm

Thursday, October 7, 7:00 pm KING07R, Rafael $30

(KAWASAKIHO RUZE)

In French and Lingala with English subtitles. Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), gained pop-cult cred in the ‘70s thanks to the famed “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Since then, however, news from the country has more often been bad: a corrupt dictator, a civil war, gang rape and unrest. Here to widen the scope is this stirring German documentary about the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste. While there’s no sugarcoating the poverty that the choir and musicians (many of whom play homemade instruments) grapple with on a daily basis, it’s clear the orchestra provides a vital sense of hope. A shared determination to drum up community interest in an upcoming performance, no small task considering the general lack of familiarity with classical music, also inspires. “There are African rhythms in Beethoven,” one young tenor insists. And indeed, the symphony’s rendition of “Ode to Joy” is a cross-cultural revelation. —Cheryl Eddy

Thursday, October 14, 7:00 pm

KAWA09S, Sequoia Monday, October 11, 9:15 pm

KAWA11R, Rafael

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KINS14R, Rafael Saturday, October 16, 4:45 pm

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FILMS KUNG FU CHEFS

LEAVE THEM LAUGHING

(GONG FU CHU SHEN )

WORLD C INEM A

M V F F 3 3

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

LESSON PLAN: THE STORY OF THE THIRD WAVE

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

HONG KONG 2008 • 92 MINS

CANADA/US 2010 • 89 MINS

US 2010 • 76 MINS

Director Wing-kin Yip Producer Jeremy Cheung Screenwriters Bo Wang, Simon Lu, Lap-keung Yuen, Cheng-Ie Chung Cinematographer Chi-kan Kwan Editor Man-to Tang Cast Sammo Hung, Vanness Wu, Louis Fan, Bruce Leung, Tze-chung Lam, Tin-ming Hung Print Source My Way Film Company Ltd.

Director John Zaritsky Producer Montana Berg Screenwriter Carla Zilbersmith Cinematographer Ed Matney Editors Scott Doniger, Justin Cousineau Cast Carla Zilbersmith, Mac Zilber Print Source MagicalFlute Films

Directors/Screenwriters Philip Neel, David H. Jeffery Producers Philip Neel, David H. Jeffery, Robert Del Valle Cinematographer David H. Jeffery Editor Philip Neel Print Source State of Crisis Productions, Inc.

In Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles. Kung Fu mayhem meets culinary artistry in this hilarious and fantastical tale of family honor and dastardly restaurateurs. Chef Wong Ping-Yee leaves his village in disgrace after evil nephew Master Joe blames him for a disastrous family banquet. Heading to the big city, he finds himself cooking for two sisters who have inherited a restaurant. Chef Wong takes a cocky protégé under his wing and, in the tradition of Iron Chef, the two take on all challengers. Master Joe resurfaces as owner of a rival restaurant and everything comes to a head at a prestigious cooking competition. As you might guess, the chefs in this film serve up as many gravity-defying kicks as classical Chinese dishes. And don’t forget the Dragon Head Knife, a mystical family heirloom with supernatural slice and dice powers. Showcasing the finest Hong Kong film and food traditions, Kung Fu Chefs will leave you hankering for more. —Laurie Koh

Tuesday, October 12, 8:30 pm

KUNG12S, Sequoia

FOCUS: CANADA • The suffering sweepstakes is looking for a new winner, but Bay Area singer/performer Carla Zilbersmith is too busy living her joy. A fatal diagnosis of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease, cannot deter Carla from embracing life fully, with dark humor and great love. “God is a laugh hanging in the air,” observes Carla, who is always seeking and finding both. With verve, wit and insight, Carla perseveres through each setback, bolstered by family and friends, and especially son Maclen, who is wise beyond his years and her most ingenious collaborator. Directed by Oscar ®-winner John Zaritsky and based on the brilliant blog and live performances that gained an enraptured following for Carla (who died in May at 47), this rousing, moving documentary won a Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Toronto Hot Docs. Leave Them Laughing will break open your heart and leave you hungry for more life. US Premiere —Carol Harada

Sunday, October 10, 7:00 pm

LEAV10S, Sequoia Tuesday, October 12, 8:30 pm

LEAV12R, Rafael

FOCUS: MENTORS & TEACHERS • In German and English with English subtitles. Spring, 1967: Disillusionment, anger and confusion bubble to the surface of the nation’s psyche, American youth are on the precipice of a social revolution and, for a few tumultuous days, a young history teacher at Palo Alto’s Cubberley High attempts a startling social experiment that will inspire comment and analysis to this day—along with a TV movie, a novel and the 2008 award-winning German film Die Welle (The Wave, MVFF 2008). To explain the appeal of fascism in Nazi Germany, teacher Ron Jones created a classroom setting wherein students subjugated personal freedom to the good of the community, under a charismatic leader followed almost without question. Replete with salutes and Gestapo-like informants, the so-called Third Wave soon attracted scores of students throughout Cubberley and neighboring schools, spiraling out of Jones’s control. This moving reunion and recounting by Jones, school administrators and former students enthralls with the force of inescapable conclusions. World Premiere —Alexis Whitham

Sunday, October 10, 3:30 pm

LESS10R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE M A R SH, BR E A D & R O SE S A ND T HE A L S A S S O CI AT ION G OL DEN W E S T CH A P T ER .

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Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 pm

LESS13T, 142 Throckmorton P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE M A R SH.

SPONSORED BY MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

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FILMS LOVE CRIME

MADE IN DAGENHAM

MIRAL

(CRIME D’AMOUR )

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

FRANCE 2010 • 106 MINS

UK 2010 • 113 MINS

UK/ISRAEL/FRANCE 2009 • 113 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Alain Corneau Producer Said Ben Said Cinematographer Yves Angelo Cast Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas Print Source Tf1 c/o Filmair

Director Nigel Cole Producers Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen Screenwriter William Ivory Cinematographer John de Borman Editor Michael Parker Cast Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough Print Source Sony Pictures Classics

Director Julian Schnabel Producer Jon Kilik Screenwriter Rula Jebreal Cinematographer Eric Gautier Editor Juliette Welfling Cast Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave, Omar Metwally Print Source The Weinstein Company

In French with English subtitles. Ambition. Betrayal. Treachery. Sex! In this taut, sharpas-nails gender-bending French polar (stylized thriller), master thespian and widescreen ice queen Kristin Scott Thomas and ingénue Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) go tête-à-tête against their corporate coworkers—and mano a mano against each other—in the ruthless world of international business. Director Alain Corneau’s (Tous les matins du monde) smart and scathing take on the culture of multinational finance delivers much more beneath its seductive surface, sliding effortlessly under the skin to reveal deeper truths about the complex psychology of power and trust. And Scott Thomas’s unquestionable mastery of her craft is underscored by her ability to deliver, in French, one of her finest performances to date. Expertly paced, keenly scripted to keep you guessing and artfully augmented by jazz great Pharoah Sanders’ beautiful, atmospheric score, Love Crime is guilty of many irresistible transgressions. US Premiere Saturday, October 9, 7:30 pm

Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky, MVFF Spotlight 2008) anchors this winning dramedy— about the 1968 women machinists’ strike at London’s Dagenham Ford factory—with an unforgettable performance as Rita O’Grady, the plucky leader of the walkout. When their strike grinds the assembly line to a halt, putting thousands of men on furlough, Rit a and the other women—“Rev lon revolutionaries”—risk alienating their own community. But the battle for equal pay snowballs into a national cause, and the women find support from an assortment of unlikely allies, including fl inty Labour Minister Barbara Castle (Miranda Richardson). Buoyed by a rousing soundtrack, director Nigel Cole deftly balances the comic potential of London’s industrial suburbs in the swinging ‘60s with the post-war melancholy still holding England in its grip. At once a crowd-pleaser and a timely reminder of just how far we’ve come, Made in Dagenham positively sparkles with possibility. US Premiere

LOVE09S, Sequoia

—Atissa Manshouri

Thursday, October 14, 9:15 pm

Friday, October 8, 6:30 pm

LOVE14R, Rafael

MADE08S, Sequoia

—Karen Davis

CENTERPIECE • From Julian Schnabel, Academy Award©-nominated director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, comes the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war. In war-torn Jerusalem in 1948, Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass, Lemon Tree, MVFF 2008) opens an orphanage for refugee children that quickly becomes home to 2,000 orphans. One of the children is 17-year-old Miral (Frieda Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire, MVFF 2008), who arrived 10 years earlier following her mother’s tragic death. On the cusp of the Intifada resistance, Miral is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she falls for a fervent political activist, Hani (Omar Metwally, Rendition, MVFF 2007), and finds herself in a personal battle that mirrors the greater dilemma around her: to fight like those before her or follow Mama Hind’s defiant belief that education will pave a road to peace. US Premiere —Lily Buchanan

Sunday, October 10, 5:45 pm

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Monday, October 11, 7:15 pm

MADE11S, Sequoia

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FILMS MR. BJARNFREDARSON

MOLOCH TROPICAL

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT BEING DEAD

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

ICELAND 2009 • 109 MINS

HAITI/FRANCE 2010 • 107 MINS

SWITZERLAND/SPAIN 2010 • 82 MINS

Director Ragnar Bragason Producers Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson, Ragnar Bragason Screenwriters Ragnar Bragason, Johann Aevar Grimsson, Jón Gnarr, Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon, Jörundur Ragnarsson Cinematographer Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson Editor Sverrir Kristjansson Cast Jón Gnarr, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Pétur Jóhann Sigfússon, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Sara Margrét Nordahl Print Source Sagafilm

Director/Producer Raoul Peck Screenwriters Jean-René Lemoine, Raoul Peck Cinematographer Eric Guichard Editor Martine Barraque Cast Zinedine Soualem, Sonia Rolland, Mireille Metellus, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Oris Erhuero, Nicole Dogué Print Source Velvet Film

Directors Olivier Pictet, Pablo Martín Torrado, Marc Recuenco Producer Saskia Vischer Screenwriters Pablo Martín Torrado in collaboration with Marc Recuenco Cinematographer Pietro Zuercher Editor Jordi J. Recort Cast Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Francisco Nortes, Marián Aguilera, Mercè Montalà, Carles Arquimbau, Albert Ausellé Print Source saskia vischer productions

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FOCUS: SCANDINAVIA • In Icelandic with English subtitles. This feature film draws on one of Iceland’s most celebrated television characters, the pompous and doctrinaire misfit, Georg Bjarnfredarson. We meet Bjarnfredarson as a prison inmate, serving a 10-year sentence for murder. Unexpectedly paroled (the warden and inmates have had enough of his obsessive addiction to order) and subsequently shunned by his mother (whose radical feminist politics subjected Georg to all manner of childhood indignities), Bjarnfredarson seeks shelter with fellow hapless ex-cons Daniel and Ólafur. Each man struggles with postprison life—prim Daniel secretly studies art; man-child Ólafur deals with sudden success after years of slackerdom. But it’s Georg’s earnest attempts to reconcile his antibourgeois upbringing with modern life that add poignancy to the film’s quirky humor—a formula that earned Mr. Bjarnfredarson best picture honors from the Icelandic Film and Television Academy. North American Premiere

In French, Creole and English with English subtitles. This arch political satire from renowned Haitian director Raoul Peck (Lumumba), who himself served as Minister of Culture, provides a knowing look into a Caribbean “West Wing” that crushes idealism while demanding the ultimate sacrifice from the people. High on a mountaintop in the mist-shrouded Citadelle Laferrière lives Haiti’s fictional president in splendid isolation. Democratically elected fi ve years ago as an idealistic clergyman, Jean de Dieu is now being denounced for betraying his people and unleashing a reign of terror. Desperate to stall the approaching revolution, he blames the French colonial legacy and demands financial restitution from that country. But outside forces won’t help him. The Americans who returned him to power from exile now won’t even send someone to Haiti’s bicentennial celebrations—except maybe an arrogant movie star to play national hero Toussaint L’Ouverture. Meanwhile, as Le Président nurses an injured foot, his former friend and conscience endures water torture in the dungeon below. —Frako Loden

Sunday, October 10, 2:15 pm

—Aaron Lazenby

MOL10S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 10, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 13, 6:15 pm

MRB10R, Rafael

MOL13R, Rafael

Saturday, October 16, 3:15 pm

In Spanish with English subtitles. Mythology, film noir and Buñuel-like social satire blend with invigorating style in this intelligent, imaginative and humorous portrait of the Franco era (and beyond). The story covers 50 years in the life of a humble piano tuner from Catalonia named Jacobo, beginning in 1936 when he meets his future wife, Helena. His subsequent success at his job involves a mysterious (and amusing) process where he dreams about a talking sheep. However, half a century later, his gift abruptly vanishes and, concomitantly, he starts seeing an elderly man popping up around his house. To dramatize all this strangeness, the filmmakers employ evocative blackand-white cinematography (with bursts of color), amusingly Kafkaesque situations and vivid art direction that recalls M.C. Escher. The trio of wunderkind directors operates under the collective name of OLPAMA, formed to “create stylized films of original and surprising narrative.” With this, their first feature, they’ve done just that. US Premiere —Rod Armstrong

Thursday, October 14, 8:15 pm

MOIM14S, Sequoia Saturday, October 16, 9:30 pm

MOIM16R, Rafael

MRB16S, Sequoia

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FILMS MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

MY BROTHERS

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

WORLD C INEM A

US 2010 • 95 MINS

IRELAND 2010 • 88 MINS

US/NIGER 2010 • 75 MINS

Director Matthew D. Kallis Producers Matthew D. Kallis, Christopher Lockhart Screenwriter Christopher Lockhart Cinematographer Curt Apduhan Editor Zack Braff Print Source Canyonback Films, LLC

Director Paul Fraser Producers Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole Screenwriter Will Collins Cinematographer PJ Dillon Editor Emer Reynolds Cast Timmy Creed, Paul Courtney, TJ Griffin Print Source Rubicon Films

Director/Producer Judy Irola Cinematographers Robert Potter, Rob Connelly, Stevan Larner Editor Robert Potter Print Source Neska Euskaldaren Pelikula

FOCUS: MENTORS & TEACHERS • Energy and talent fuel this infectious, real-life High School Musical. In Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, voters funded a multimillion-dollar sports stadium but left high school arts education to fend for itself—until someone got the brilliant idea to televise live the “Freddy Awards,” the Tonys of local high school musical productions. Audiences flocked to performances and donated money to fund the programs and scholarships. Focusing on three of the extraordinarily talented, competing high school musical theater companies, this documentary captures that moment in youth when friends are family, and teachers push for the best possible performance. Exploring the merits and limits of competition and the therapeutic value of art, the film combines electrifying performances from Les Misérables and Bye Bye Birdie with profiles of student performers, talented teachers struggling with what winning means for the kids and for themselves, and the dedicated organizer who forestalls cancer treatment until the production is up. World Premiere —Sandy Handsher

Noel’s dying dad has one last request: The Irish patriarch wants to be buried with his lucky wristwatch. So when a school bully breaks the timepiece while Noel is wearing it, the 18-year-old grabs his two younger brothers, borrows a beat-up bakery van from his boss and heads out on a threeday journey to find a replacement. Along the way, the siblings encounter everything from dangerous strangers to a beached whale, and are forced to deal with their own confl icting feelings about their soonto-be-departing father. Making his directorial debut, screenwriter Paul Fraser (Somers Town) demonstrates a fine-tuned ear for capturing the way that brothers bicker, banter and take pride in breaking each other’s chops. But it’s the way he turns this road-trip into a moving meditation on the power of family and forgiveness that gives his poignant dramedy its heart and soul. —David Fear

Friday, October 15, 6:00 pm

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

President John F. Kennedy’s 1960s-era call for volunteerism was a well-timed mini-revolution in the midst of a burgeoning cultural shift in America. Promising both adventure and grassroots geopolitical action, the Peace Corps offered a channel for young men who wanted nothing of Vietnam and young women who wanted more than the few professional fields offered them. Niger ‘66 delivers a fascinating first-person account of the inaugural Peace Corps group, many of whom have dedicated their lives to service as a result of their experience. But when filmmaker Judy Irola and members of the first team return to Niger after nearly 40 years, we and they see, first-hand, towns transformed: houses erected, people healthier, child mortality down. With these accomplishments in mind, Obama’s renewed push for volunteerism rings with possibilities for us as a nation today. World Premiere

MYBR11C, Cinema

US 2009 • 11 MINS

Friday, October 15, 6:30 pm

Director Anjoo Khosla

P RE SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE IR I SH F IL M F E S T I VA L .

MOVA15S, Sequoia The Friends of the Festival screening on October 11 is free to members presenting a ticket from the box office.

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MYBR16S, Sequoia

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—Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

Monday, October 11, 6:00 pm

Sunday, October 10, 1:00 pm

MOVA10R, Rafael

NIGER ‘66, A PEACE CORPS DIARY

Wahid goes to school, dreams of being a doctor and sells pirated books to support his family. A moving drama in doc’s clothing, Wahid is one to love. T O TA L P R O G R A M 8 6 M I N S

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Friday, October 15, 7:00 pm

NIGE15R, Rafael Sunday, October 17, 2:30 pm

NIGE17S, Sequoia

SPONSORED BY TECHNICOLOR

SPONSORED BY WELL S FARGO

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE NOR T HER N C A L IFOR NI A P E A CE C ORP S A LUMNI A ND JUDY A RNOL D, M A RIN C OUN T Y S UP ER V I S OR , DI S T RIC T 5 .

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FILMS NOWHERE BOY

WORLD C INEM A

M V F F 3 3

NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY

OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS

[THE SCHULBERG/WALETZKY RESTORATION]

(DEL AMOR Y OTROS DEMONIOS)

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

WORLD C INEM A

UK 2009 • 97 MINS

US 1948/2009 • 78 MINS

COSTA RICA/COLOMBIA 2009 • 97 MINS

Director Sam Taylor-Wood Producers Robert Bernstein, Kevin Loader, Douglas Rae Screenwriter Matt Greenhalg Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey Editor Lisa Gunning Cast Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Threlfall, Josh Bolt, Ophelia Lovibond Print Source The Weinstein Company

Director/Screenwriter Stuart Schulberg Producers Stuart Schulberg, Pare Lorentz Editor Joseph Zigman Cast Liev Schreiber (Narrator) Print Source Schulberg Productions, Inc.

Director/Screenwriter Hilda Hidalgo Producers Laura Imperiale, Clara María Ochoa, Laura Pacheco, Hilda Hidalgo Cinematographer Marcelo Camorino Editor Mariana Rodríguez Cast Pablo Derqui, Eliza Triana, Jordi Dauder, Joaquin Climent, Margarita Rosa de Francisco, Damián Alcazar Print Source Latinofusion

Before they were the Beatles, they were just a bunch of boys from Liverpool. And before he was a long-haired music icon, John Lennon was just a rebellious teenager trying to find his way in the world. Nowhere Boy artfully hones in on those 1950s teenage years, sussing out both the emotional and musical roots of Lennon’s rock ‘n’ roll legacy. A wild spirit prone to pranks, porn magazines and petty theft, John is already on the road to nowhere, according to the school headmaster. At home, he is caught in a confusing maternal love triangle between the austere aunt who raised him and the vivacious, sexually charged mother who gave him up. He is drawn to his mother’s reckless energy and the seductive new music of the Elvis era, and as Screamin’ Jay Hawkins howls “I Put a Spell on You,” John falls hard under that musical sorcery. From the formation of The Quarrymen to his first encounter with Paul McCartney, the evolution of John’s musical genius begins.

Speaking across time and generations, Stuart Schulberg’s extraordinary film of the first Nuremberg trial is, simply, essential viewing. Recently restored by the filmmaker’s daughter, Sandra Schulberg, and Josh Waletzky, it is the official account of one of the most important, groundbreaking trials of all time and the first incorporating extensive use of film as evidence. Yet, for political reasons, it was not released in US theaters in its own time. Following the structure of the trial itself, it is a compelling courtroom drama that reveals the brilliance of the Allied prosecutors’ approach. Their four-count case systematically builds by utilizing the irrefutable words, deeds and images—both still and moving—of the Nazi party itself, in a blistering indictment of the men on trial for crimes against humanity. It is a time capsule containing essential wisdom and, indeed, holds a lesson for today and for all time. —Zoë Elton

Sunday, October 17, 2:00 pm

NURE17S, Sequoia

—Joanne Parsont

Thursday, October 7, 9:45 pm

NOWH07S, Sequoia

In Spanish with English subtitles. In this dreamlike tale of desire and faith set in colonial Colombia and based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez, 12-year-old Sierva Maria lives an easy, languid existence as the daughter of a nobleman in a seaside town inhabited by merchants and African slaves. Her idyll abruptly ends with a bite from a rabid dog. The town’s bishop, convinced she is possessed by demons, sends her to live in a convent under lock and key. A young priest assigned to minister to her soon finds his concern for the girl turning into tormented love. Director Hilda Hidalgo suffuses her erotically charged film—half fable, half reverie—with Márquez’s magical realism, creating an atmosphere as enrapturing as the fiery copper hair that cascades down Sierva Maria’s shoulders. Amid scenes textured like paintings—the play of light on a crumbling fortress wall, a tangible ocean breeze—the girl and the priest find their fates intertwined. —Laurie Koh

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H S A N F R A NCI S C O JE W I SH F IL M F E S T I VA L & T HE HUM A N R IGH T S CEN T ER , U.C. BER K EL E Y.

Monday, October 11, 8:45 pm

OFL11R, Rafael Wednesday, October 13, 6:00 pm

OFL13S, Sequoia

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SPONSORED BY L ARK SPUR HOTEL MILL VALLEY

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FILMS OPAL

PATAGONIA

PRECIOUS LIFE (CHAIM YAKARIM)

US C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

US 2010 • 79 MINS

WALES/ARGENTINA 2010 • 118 MINS

ISRAEL 2010 • 86 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Dina Ciraulo Producers Rachel Benson, Jason Cohen, Dina Ciraulo Cinematographer Svetlana Cvetko Editor Greg Sirota Cast Nayeli Adorador-Knudsen, George Maguire, Carrie Paff, Gabriel Marin, Ben Beecroft, Kevin Rolston Print Source Opal the Movie, LLC

Director Marc Evans Producers Rebekah Gilbertson, Flora Fernandez-Marengo Screenwriter Laurance Coriat, Marc Evans Cinematographer Robbie Ryan Editor Mali Evans Cast Matthew Rhys, Marta Lubos, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Nia Roberts, Matthew Gravelle, Duffy Print Source The Little Film Company

Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Shlomi Eldar Producers Ehud Bleiberg, Yoav Ze’evi Editor Dror Reshef Print Source Bleiberg Entertainment

Opal Whiteley was a true American eccentric whose brief starburst of fame in 1920 zigzagged into tragic obscurity and a legacy of mystery. The first feature to explore this fascinating puzzle also marks a notable feature debut from Bay Area filmmaker Dina Ciraulo (co-director of Drop, MVFF 2000), who re-creates here the tension between fact and fiction that defined Opal’s life. A self-taught naturalist whose spirited lectures and ambitious ideas gained her an audience at a young age, Opal received international acclaim after the Atlantic Monthly published her childhood diaries. A book followed, and then the questions began: Is Opal everything she claims? Are the diaries authentic? Did Opal innocently embellish her tale, engineer a publicity hoax or is her mind not only brilliant but fractured? The film, featuring many Bay Area locations, tenderly examines its subject, whose work remains passionately read and debated today. World Premiere —Deanna Quinones

Saturday, October 9, 3:30 pm

In Spanish, Welsh, English and Polish with English subtitles. Amid absolutely stunning landscapes, Patagonia tells the peripatetic, indeed moving story of the relentless search for self-discovery in the autumn and spring, respectively, of two restless Welsh women. Their stories bridge the vast distance between Wales and Argentina in parallel quests—for what, they won’t know until they find it. Elderly Cerys, a lifelong member of Patagonia’s Welsh emigrant community, returns to Wales on family business, accompanied, in a wonderful odd-couple pairing, by her young neighbor. Meanwhile, Gwen (Nia Roberts, Solomon and Gaenor, MVFF 1999) leaves her Welsh tourist village to accompany her love, Rhys, to remote Patagonia. As he spends days photographing historic 19th-century Welsh chapels, Gwen gravitates to their guide, Mateo. Image, memory and imagination are all underscored here by exquisite photography suggesting the old and new worlds that open up when one decides to hit the road. —Frako Loden

OPAL09R, Rafael Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 pm

OPAL12R, Rafael

In English, Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. In a place where war and tragedy are part of the daily news cycle, the fight to save one sick child symbolizes the preciousness of life itself. Shlomi Eldar’s documentary tracks the struggles of a Palestinian family and an Israeli medical team to care for a baby born with a collapsed immune system. The efforts of the Gaza-based family, an Israeli hospital staff and a popular TV journalist (who is also the director) combine to give baby Muhammad a chance at life despite daunting challenges. The film’s power lies in the paradox of racing to save one life while the 2008 war between Hamas and Israel unfolds in explosive on-the-ground footage. This experience changes everyone involved, from mother Ra’ida, who is simultaneously grateful and conflicted about being helped by Israelis, to pediatric specialist Dr. Raz Somech, who expresses a tentative optimism that one day their grandchildren will play together in peace. —Laurie Koh

Sunday, October 10, 2:00 pm

PREC10S, Sequoia Monday, October 11, 6:15 pm

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PREC11R, Rafael

Saturday, October 9, 3:15 pm

PATA09R, Rafael Thursday, October 14, 6:00 pm

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FILMS

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PUZZLE

QUEEN OF HEARTS

(ROMPECABEZAS)

(LA REINE DES POMMES)

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

ARGENTINA/FRANCE 2010 • 87 MINS

FRANCE 2009 • 84 MINS

US 2010 • 82 MINS

Director/Screenwriter Natalia Smirnoff Producers Gabriel Pastore, Caroline Dhainaut, Luis Sartor, Natalia Smirnoff Cinematographer Barbara Alvarez Editor Natacha Valerga Cast Maria Onetto, Gabriel Goity, Arturo Goetz, Henny Trailes, Felipe Villanueva Print Source IFC Films

Director/Screenwriter Valérie Donzelli Producer Jerome Dopffer Cinematographer Céline Bozon Editor Pauline Gaillard Cast Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie ElkaIîm, Béatrice De Stael, Laure Marsac, Lucia Sanchez Print Source Visit Films

Director/Cinematographer Taggart Siegel Producers/Screenwriters/Editors Taggart Siegel, Jon Betz Print Source Collective Eye, Inc.

In Spanish with English subtitles. Much loved but somewhat overlooked by her family, Maria del Carmen experiences a rebirth on her 50th birthday when she opens an unexpected gift: a jigsaw puzzle. Discovering an uncanny talent for putting together thousands of tiny pieces, Maria seizes her newfound passion and secretly begins practicing for an upcoming competition, partnering with an elegant, mysterious bachelor whose stately townhouse is a world away from her suburban Buenos Aires apartment. This sweet, contemplative tale of emotional and intellectual awakening features a soulful lead performance by Maria Onetto. First-time director and screenwriter Natalia Smirnoff cleverly surrounds her with complex, fully realized supporting characters, including two grown sons and a husband experiencing awakenings of their own. Puzzle wraps the audience in warmly familiar feelings while taking its characters in surprising directions, showing us that mystery is at the heart of desire and that every human soul is a puzzle waiting to be solved. —Atissa Manshouri

In French with English subtitles. In this comic-erotic confection punctuated by delightful musical numbers, a woman named Adèle attempts to rebound after a devastating dumping by her boyfriend Mathieu. With no job, no friends and no apartment, she relies on her neighbor Rachel for moral support and a place to crash. Rachel’s advice is simple: “You need to sleep with other men.” Luckily for Adèle, this is Paris. In short fashion she encounters three different, yet somehow similar men (all played by talented Jérémie ElkaIîm), who try to shift her obsession with her ex. Bouncing between mild-mannered student Pierre, married and middle-class father Jacques and unpredictable bohemian Paul, our heroine explores what she wants in a romantic partner. Building to a farcical climax involving all of the principals disastrously meeting in Rachel’s apartment, Queen of Hearts is a triumph for writer-director–lead actor Valérie Donzelli, a witty, touching and sexy story of romantic projection and personal growth. US Premiere —Rod Armstrong

Friday, October 8, 7:15 pm

QUHE08S, Sequoia Saturday, October 9, 6:15 pm

PUZZ09S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 17, 2:30 pm

QUHE17R, Rafael

Saturday, October 16, 7:15 pm

PUZZ16R, Rafael

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SPONSORED BY BANDTOGETHER

QUEEN OF THE SUN

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

FOCUS: THE BODY IN BALANCE • In English and Italian with English subtitles. Around the world, honeybees are mysteriously disappearing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this global crisis puts the balance of the earth’s fragile ecosystem in danger: Without pollination, agriculture will not survive. Many believe this disappearance speaks, like the canary in the coal mine, to dangers on the horizon resulting from industrial agriculture, toxic pesticides, monoculture, genetically modified seeds and the alteration of our natural habitats. This award-winning film documents the mystery and beauty of honeybees—and the struggles and triumphs of the passionate people trying to save them. Featuring author Michael Pollan, physicist Vandana Shiva, Slow Food’s Carlo Petrini and a cast of biodynamic beekeepers, biologists, botanists, farmers and philosophers, this love song to the power and beauty of the natural world ultimately offers hope that we can learn from catastrophe, restoring health to the honeybees—and humankind. —Nora Isaacs

Tuesday, October 12, 6:00 pm

QUSU12S, Sequoia Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 pm

QUSU13R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE MEL I S S A G A RDEN—A HONE Y BEE S A NC T UA R Y, S U S TA IN A BL E FA IRFA X A ND P ERM ACULT URE M A RIN.

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FILMS RED HILL

THE REVERSE

THE RIVER WHY

(REWERS)

WORLD C INEM A

WORLD C INEM A

AUSTRALIA 2010 • 95 MINS

POLAND 2009 • 101 MINS

US 2010 • 104 MINS

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Patrick Hughes Producers Al Clark, Rob Galluzzo, Ray Hennessy, Rachel Higgins, Patrick Hughes Cinematographer Tim Hudson Cast Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis Print Source Strand Releasing

Director Borys Lankosz Producer Jerzy Kapuscinski Screenwriter Andrzej Bart Cinematographer Marcin Koszalka Editor Wojchiech Anuszczyk Cast Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony, Marcin Dorocinski, Adam Woronowicz Print Source Film Studio KADR

Director/Editor Matthew Leutwyler Producer Kristi Denton Cohen Screenwriters Thomas A. Cohen, John Jay Osborn, Jr. Cinematographer Crashh Cast Zach Gilford, Amber Heard, Kathleen Quinlan, Dallas Roberts, William Devane, William Hurt Print Source Peloton Productions

Wildly entertaining, relentlessly thrilling, this kangaroo western is an epic of bigscreen proportions and distinctly Australian sensibilities. Young city cop Shane Cooper (Ryan Kwanten, of True Blood fame) relocates to a small outback town in search of a quieter life for his very pregnant wife. His new boss is not much impressed, especially since Shane has misplaced his gun in the move. His first day barely begins before all hell breaks loose. A dreaded murderer has escaped jail and is on his way to wreak havoc and revenge—on the police department of Red Hill. He does this with an unerring menace rivaling Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men. Director/writer Patrick Hughes’s genre-bending homage to Sergio Leone and the like is a suspenseful cowboyhorror-thriller reveling in a gleeful excess of blood—lots of blood. It’s a tour-de-force with a wily, redemptive twist. —Zoë Elton

Monday, October 11, 8:15 pm

REDH11C, Cinema

In Polish with English subtitles. Fearful she is doomed to a life of spinsterhood, Sabina, a meek publishing clerk in Stalinist-era Warsaw, believes her fortunes have changed when a handsome stranger emerges—literally from the shadows—to save her from peril and whisk her off her feet. A black comedy with powerful political overtones and a nail-biting thriller—whose noir atmosphere permeates the screen in stunning use of black-and-white cinematography— Borys Lankosz’s internationally awardwinning debut feature and Poland’s Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Film offers a pitch-perfect depiction of paranoia and shifting identities behind the Iron Curtain. No one, from three generations of fl amboyant Polish intelligentsia to propaganda-peddling technocrats, is who they seem. Our heroine, meanwhile, lies low in Warsaw’s dimly lit cafes, staid office buildings and purposeful reconstruction projects, alternately wracked by guilt and steely with resilience after she commits a shocking crime. No one may know it, but she is capable of much more than she appears. —Jennifer Preissel

Saturday, October 9, 2:45 pm

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Born into the “first family of angling,” Gus (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights) has loved fishing his entire life. His pompous, bowtied father (William Hurt) is the author of a best-selling book on fly-fishing and his mother (Kathleen Quinlan) is a hotheaded, fl annel-clad champion bait fi sher, but their ongoing clashes and quarrels have made life at home unbearable. Gus decides to burn all bridges (and a certain significant fish) and lead a solitary life in the wilderness. Nestled in a rustic riverside cabin, he can fish all day, make fl ies all night and entertain his own thoughts. But this proves even more challenging than life with his parents, as Gus struggles with issues of mortality, the beneficence of nature and the existence of the soul. He’s also smitten with a beautiful woman (Amber Heard) who proves harder to catch than a 50-pound steelhead. Some things you just have to fish deep for. —Joanne Parsont

Saturday, October 9, 8:15 pm

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RIVE14R, Rafael

REVE09S, Sequoia Wednesday, October 13, 9:15 pm

REVE13R, Rafael

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FILMS SAND

SEBBE

A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN (EN GANSKE SNILL MANN)

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US 2009 • 84 MINS

SWEDEN 2010 • 80 MINS

NORWAY 2010 • 105 MINS

Director Rob Nilsson Producers Rob Nilsson, Irit Levi, William Martin Screenwriters Rob Nilsson, William Martin Cinematographer Aaron Brown Editor Drow Millar Cast Irit Levi, William Martin, Ken Huie, Michelle Anton Allen, Jim Salisbury Print Source Citizen Cinema

Director/Screenwriter Babak Najafi Producers Mimmi Spång, Rebecka Lafrenz Cinematographer Simon Pramsten Editor Andreas Nilsson Cast Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Eva Melander, Kenny Wåhlbrink Print Source Swedish Film Institute

Director Hans Petter Moland Producers Finn Gjerdrum, Stein B. Kvae Screenwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson Cinematographer Phillip Øgaard Editor Jens Christian Fodstad Cast Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Gard B. Eidsvold, Jorunn Kjellsby, Bjørn Sundquist Print Source Strand Releasing

Zelda (the ebullient Irit Levi) is preparing for the last phase of her life. What better way to do this than to prep and prime her house for a new coat of paint, hire a young peripatetic philosopher to finish the job and take him as a lover? But the young drifter, Snake Arroyo (William Martin), has his own ideas—not just about the paint, but about strange psychic vibrations emanating from his favorite taco joint, the New Mexican moonlight and building a future with Zelda. The newest, jazziest and perhaps funniest film from Bay Area maverick Rob Nilsson (Imbued, MVFF 2009; Frank Dead Souls, MVFF 2008; Presque Isle, MVFF 2007) comes expertly crafted as a contemporary screwball comedy/film noir, complete with voiceover narration. Sand takes us on a touching and tender spiritual/emotional road trip, where two hearts come together and split apart, and illusions work their charms on the needy and the willing in the night. World Premiere —Karen Davis

FOCUS: SCANDINAVIA • In Swedish with English subtitles. Family can be a comfort or a burden; and sometimes it can be a bit of both. For Sebbe, a bright young boy mourning an absent father, loneliness is as much a daily reality as the crisp, cold wind in the air. As memories of his father begin to slip away, Sebbe and his mother try to comfort one another in a tender relationship nevertheless rife with resentment. Meanwhile, bullied at school, Sebbe finds solace in his creative ability to give new life to the discarded objects in a junkyard near his home. Learning how to become a man will bring forth choices fraught with desires for revenge, love and escape. Iranian-born Swedish director Babak Najafi’s haunting and absorbing first feature, acclaimed Best Debut Film at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, paints in pale, precise shades a vivid portrait of a family on the verge of implosion. North American Premiere —Kristine Kolton

Sunday, October 10, 12:00 pm

FOCUS: SCANDINAVIA • In Norweigan with English subtitles. The prison gate slides open, releasing poor, hapless Ulrik back into the world after 12 numbing years. Instead of the rush of freedom, however, there’s only the blank vista of the snowy Scandinavian psychic abyss. This is the stuff of comedy in Nordic cinema, and the fantastic Stellan Skarsgård (Breaking the Waves, MVFF 1996) mines every nugget of deadpan absurdity in his middle-aged, pony-tailed hero’s journey from dead man walking to unlikely sex object to stolid (and, just maybe, solid) citizen. Ulrik’s smalltime former crime boss sets him up with a job as a car mechanic, a room in his sister’s house and an assignment: Whack the witness who nailed Ulrik for murder a dozen years ago. But when he reconnects with his grown son and discovers he’s about to become a grandfather, Ulrik chooses life, and the redemptive possibilities of a fresh future. Ah, if only life were that simple. —Michael Fox

Saturday, October 9, 7:15 pm

SEBB10S, Sequoia

Friday, October 15, 8:45 pm

SAND09R, Rafael

Tuesday, October 12, 9:30 pm

SOME15R, Rafael

Tuesday, October 12, 9:15 pm

SEBB12S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 17, 8:00 pm

SAND12R, Rafael

SOME17S, Sequoia W I T H S UP P OR T F R OM T HE B A RBR O O SHER P R O S UECI A FOUND AT ION.

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SPACE, LAND AND TIME: UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES WITH ANT FARM

STONE

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US 2010 • 78 MINS

US 2010 • 105 MINS

SWEDEN 2010 • 87 MINS

Directors/ Producers Elizabeth Federici, Laura Harrison Cinematographers ANT FARM, Wah Ho Chan, Bernard Ferry, Kelly Gloger, Laura Harrison, Richard Jost, Nina Martinek, Pepper Mouser, Tamsin Orion, Bret Sigler, Jacob Vaughan, Jaroslav Vodehnal, Gary Watson Editor Laura Harrison Print Source Elizabeth Federici

Director John Curran Producers Ed Cathell III, David Mimran, Jordan Schur, Holly Wiersma Screenwriter Angus MacLachlan Cinematographer Maryse Alberti Editor Alexander de Franceschi Cast Robert De Niro, Milla Jovovich, Edward Norton, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj, Liam Ferguson Print Source Overture Films

Director/ Producer/Screenwriter Stefan Jarl Cinematographers Joakim Jalin, Jörgen Persson Editors Joakim Jalin, Anette Lundberg Print Source Svensk Filmindustri

Good-natured anarchy and awe-inspiring art explode from the screen in this colorful, captivating documentary about the Bay Area–based art/architecture group, Ant Farm. Those familiar with the antics of this revolutionary collective will delight at recordings of infl atable living spaces, extreme home construction and the dramatic Cadillac Ranch project (not to forget their infamous restaging of JFK’s assassination). If you’re an Ant Farm virgin, prepare to have your mind blown. The account of 1975’s Media Burn, in which a tricked-out Cadillac collides with a mountain of fl aming televisions in the Cow Palace parking lot, is alone worth the price of admission. A potent combination of music, animation and editing captures the spirit of this underground group, which mixed political subversion and goofy good times to create an art movement that resonates today. World Premiere

In this rapid-fire psychological thriller, lawman Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) and lawbreaker Stone (Edward Norton) navigate a moral shadowland between right and wrong. As a corrections officer on the verge of retirement, Mabry takes one last case, that of Stone, who is up for early parole. With Mabry as the only thing standing between him and freedom, Stone enlists the charms of his magnetic wife, Lucetta (Milla Jovovich), to sway Mabry in the right direction. What follows is a psychic chess game of cons, careening toward the biggest mistakes of their lives. The tortured internal states of Mabry and Stone stand in stark relief to the film’s graphic visual style, ably assisted by a soundtrack that schemes to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. As the conner and the conned, Norton and De Niro display the raw grit of two men battling over the rites, rituals and rules of freedom in all its unruly caprice.

—Brendan Peterson

(UNDERKASTELSEN )

—Melissa Howden PRECEDED BY

TUNED IN

Saturday, October 9, 7:00 pm

TRIB09R, Rafael $30

US 2010 • 6 MINS Director Kevin Gordon

SUBMISSION

For Tribute to Edward Norton information, see page 55.

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Ingmar Bergman called Swedish documentary filmmaker Stefan Jarl “one of the last great samurai who unyieldingly fights for ideals and convictions.” Submission furthers Jarl’s longstanding concern with civilization’s adverse impact on nature. This hard-hitting yet artful exposé is a wake-up call for humankind that begins with the filmmaker having his own blood analyzed and discovering it contains several hundred industrial chemicals. Shocked, Jarl interviews a range of world scientists about the “chemical society” that has mushroomed since the Second World War and invites Swedish actress Eva Röse, a friend 35 years his junior and pregnant, to take the same blood test. With Jarl’s personal narration, spoken eloquently in English by Stellan Skarsgård, and a soulful score by Adam Wiltzie set to strikingly lyrical imager y, Submission maintains an elegiac tone that only bolsters its urgency. For Jarl, “This is the most impor tant film I’ve ever made. Ever.” —Richard Peterson

Friday, October 15, 6:30 pm

SUBM15R, Rafael

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Saturday, October 16, 4:45 pm

SUBM16R, Rafael

The sound of the world around you: You might not notice it, but Stephen P. McGreevy does. A “connoisseur of quietude,” McGreevy worships at the church of natural radio sounds.

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Saturday, October 9, 1:00 pm

SPAC09R, Rafael Monday, October 11, 7:00 pm

SPAC11T, 142 Throckmorton

SPONSORED BY JENNIFER COSLETT MACCREADY

SPONSORED BY BELL AM SELF STOR AGE & BOXES

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TEHRAN TEHRAN

THE TEMPEST

WORLD C INEM A

US C INEM A

IRAN 2010 • 109 MINS

US 2010 • 110 MINS

SOUTH AFRICA 2010 • 106 MINS

Directors Dariush Mehrjui, Mehdi Karampour Screenwriters Vahideh Mohammadifar, Mehdi Karampour, Khosrow Naghibi Cinematographers Ali Loghmani, Mohammad Aladpoush Editors Hassan Hassandoust, Nazanin Mofakham Producer Mohammad Ali Hossein-Nejad Cast Pantea Bahram, Ghorban Najaf, Katayoun Amir-Ebrahimi, Reza Yazdani, Rana Azodivar, Borzou Arjmand Print Source Farabi Cinema Foundation

Director Julie Taymor Producers Robert Chartoff, Lynn Hendee, Jason K. Lau, Julia Taylor-Stanley, Julie Taymor Screenwriter Julie Taymor, from the play by William Shakespeare Cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh Editor Françoise Bonnot Cast Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw Print Source Miramax Films & Touchstone Pictures

Director/ Screenwriter Stefanie Sycholt Producers Brigid Olën, Marlow de Mardt, Michael Souvignier, Ica Souvignier, Josef Steinberger, Stefanie Sycholt Cinematographer Egon Werdin Editor Hansjörg Weißbrich Cast Nat ‘Junior’ Singo, Simphiwe Dana, Patrick Mofokeng, Kagiso Motsei, Emmanuel Soqinase, Melabantu Maxhama Print Source DO Productions (Pty) Ltd

Magic, illusion, a cast of exotic characters—Shakespeare’s last play is a feast for the senses and the imagination. It’s also a perfect match for Julie Taymor’s particular brilliance. One of the most original talents in theater (The Lion King) and film (Across the Universe), Taymor creates a striking visual world for her Tempest, and peoples it with a first-rate cast, notably Helen Mirren as “Prospera,” the rightful Duke of Milan, exiled to an island for a dozen years with her daughter Miranda (Felicity Jones). Aided by Ariel (Ben Whishaw, Bright Star), she conjures up a wild storm, during which the enemies who usurped her dukedom find themselves stranded, and under Prospera’s control. Thus begins the tale of revenge and romance, folly and forgiveness— with a fair smattering of comedy, provided here by the hilarious Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek)—in a Tempest that is roiling and in every way fantastic.

In Xhosa with English subtitles. A young country boy with aspirations to play for the national soccer team, Themba (Nat Singo of Beat the Drum, MVFF 2003) lives with his mother in a hut overlooking the seaside cliffs of South Africa’s picturesque Eastern Cape. When not fetching water or reading aloud to his sister, Themba scrimmages with his buddies using a makeshift ball constructed from plastic bags. But his tough—if idyllic—life spirals downward when a supposed “uncle,” a drunken lout, takes over the family home so Themba’s mother can find work in Cape Town. From the burnished fields of Themba’s village to the rough-andtumble slums of the capital, the other star of this film is South Africa itself, its dynamic contrasts gorgeously lensed by cinematographer Egon Werdin. This rags-to-riches tale, which is also a rousing sports drama, brings a human face to a country affl icted by racial divisions, poverty and the stigma of AIDS. US Premiere

In Farsi with English subtitles. This two-part, intergenerational song of praise, commissioned by the municipality of Tehran, explores the complexity of Iran’s ancient yet very modern capital. In Iranian New Wave icon Dariush Mehrjui’s “The Days of Acquaintance,” a collapsed roof ruins a family’s modest New Year’s feast. Temporarily homeless, the parents console their children with a holiday bus tour of the city during which some gallant elders treat them to attractions they could otherwise never afford. “The Last String,” directed by Mehrjui’s former assistant, Mehdi Karampour, is an anguished song to Tehran by members of an underground coed rock band, whose eagerly anticipated concert has been cancelled by the government. Pressured by elders and state alike to abandon their dream of public performance, the musicians test commitments to Iran’s past as well as their own uncertain futures. Both parts of this vibrant, passionate film celebrate Tehranis expressing themselves through music, poetry, architecture—even street racing. US Premiere —Frako Loden

Friday, October 8, 8:30 pm

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—Zoë Elton

Sunday, October 10, 3:00 pm

THEMBA - A BOY CALLED HOPE

WORLD C INEM A

—Jennifer Preissel

TEMP10R, Rafael

Saturday, October 16, 12:45 pm

Saturday, October 16, 8:45 pm

THEM16S, Sequoia

TEMP16S, Sequoia

Sunday, October 17, 7:00 pm

THEM17R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H A MERIC A N C ON SER VATOR Y T HE AT RE .

Saturday, October 9, 2:15 pm

P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H M A RIN A ID S P R O JEC T.

TEHR09R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H T HE IR A NI A N F IL M F E S T I VA L .

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FILMS TINY FURNITURE

US C INEM A

TO EDUCATE A GIRL

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

TRUST: SECOND ACTS IN YOUNG LIVES

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

US 2010 • 98 MINS

UGANDA/NEPAL/US 2010 • 70 MINS

US 2010 • 78 MINS

Director/ Screenwriter Lena Dunham Producers Kyle Martin, Alicia Van Couvering Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes Editor Lance Edmands Cast Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Alex Karpovsky, David Call Print Source IFC First Take

Directors/Producers/Screenwriters/ Cinematographers Fred Rendina, Oren Rudavsky Editor Adrienne Haspel Print Source Talking Drum Productions

Director/Screenwriter Nancy Kelly Producers Nancy Kelly, Kenji Yamamoto Cinematographers Daniel B. Gold, Dana Kupper, Emiko Omori, Ines Sommer Editor Kenji Yamamoto Print Source Kelly+Yamamoto Productions

Lena Dunham’s award-winning feature is a breath of fresh air, a daring work deftly combining the contemporary musings of a disillusioned young person with the awkwardness and Manhattan vibe of early Woody Allen. In the gleaming Tribeca apartment of her artist mother (Laurie Simmons) and model-esque sister (Grace Dunham), frumpy recent grad Aura (Dunham) proves something of an alien. Aura falls into friendships with pill-popping Charlotte, cocky Jeb and Keith, the hipster cutie (with a girlfriend). Drinking, drugs, clumsy conversations and clumsier sex ensue. Marked by striking performances by Dunham and her real-life mother and sister, Tiny Furniture is the distinctive, memorable product of a fully realized artist.

FOCUS: MENTORS & TEACHERS • Of the 110 million school-age children around the world who are not in school, two-thirds are female. This film journeys to Nepal and Uganda to follow Manisha and Mercy, asking, “What does it take to educate a girl?” Framed by a history of conflict and poverty, the film explores the roles of culture, gender bias and economics as Manisha finds herself left out of school in Nepal, and Mercy attends her first day of class in Uganda. The reality of lives marred by war is underlined when a Ugandan schoolmaster welcomes students back for a new year, congratulating them for getting back in “one piece.” Viewed through the lens of a United Nations global initiative to provide access to education for girls by 2015, To Educate a Girl is a compelling look at educational obstacles and occasional triumphs—one girl, one village and one nation at a time. World Premiere

—Alexis Whitham

—Melissa Howden

PRECEDED BY

TAPEWORM

PRECEDED BY

TOP SPIN

US 2010 • 15 MINS

US 2010 • 12 MINS

Director Margaret Laney

Director Sara Newens, Mina T. Son

Wrestling with locker-room body image issues while waiting to be asked to the homecoming dance, Teresa contends with her best friend over which of them most needs and deserves a disgusting weight-loss aid.

As precise as the game of table tennis itself, this portrait of Junior Champion Ariel Hsing follows the training, rituals and dreams of a prodigious ping-pong–playing teen.

FOCUS: MENTORS & TEACHERS • This documentary explores the cathartic and healing qualities of theater as expressed in the Albany Park Theater Project (APTP), a nonprofit troupe in Chicago manned largely by teens and dedicated to presenting the stories of underrepresented and workingclass Chicagoans. How the teens find their way to APTP varies widely, but they band together with perfect focus to help one of their members bring her story to the stage. Marlin, a struggling 18-year-old Honduran immigrant, has lived through some of the harshest cruelties imaginable. By creating a safe place for her to tell her story, and for the young actors to transform that story into an expressive metaphor, the company does more than simply stage her narrative. In forcefully reclaiming Marlin’s own suffering, the performance creates empathy and understanding that serves every member of the troupe and the audience as well. World Premiere —Sara Maria Vizcarrondo

Saturday, October 16, 2:30 pm

TRUS16S, Sequoia

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Sunday, October 17, 2:15 pm

TRUS17R, Rafael P R E SEN T ED IN A S S O CI AT ION W I T H C A N A L A L L I A NCE .

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Friday, October 15, 8:45 pm

TINY15S, Sequoia Sunday, October 17, 4:45 pm

TINY17R, Rafael

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TOED11S, Sequoia Saturday, October 16, 3:45 pm

TOED16R, Rafael

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FILMS TRUTH BE TOLD

TWIGSON (KNERTEN)

THE TWO HORSES OF GENGHIS KHAN (DAS LIED VON DEN ZWEI PFERDEN)

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C HILDREN’S FILMFE S T

VA LLE Y OF THE DOC S

From the UC Berkeley School of Journalism comes this trio of documentary shorts, all of which embody the program’s goal: to produce top-notch journalists with solid filmmaking skills. Bagassi Koura’s The Stinking Ship (27 mins) investigates the trail of destruction left by the Probo Koala, a “floating refinery” owned by a multinational oil-trading company. When the vessel dumps toxic cargo on an unsuspecting Ivory Coast population, a health crisis—and big-money denials—follows in its wake. Shaleece Haas’s Old People Driving (25 mins) may sound like a South Park episode, but it’s an ultimately revealing look at the debate over when, exactly, elderly drivers (including the filmmaker’s own grandfather, a 97-year-old Model T enthusiast) become a safety risk. Finally, Alba Mora-Roca’s Guests of Space examines the Amazon’s Nukak tribe, said to be the last nomads to make contact with whites in South America. Trouble is, in this collision of two alien worlds, those whites were either missionaries, coca farmers, or gun-toting Colombian soldiers.

NORWAY 2009 • 71 MINS

GERMANY 2009 • 90 MINS

Director Asleik Engmark Producers Stein B. Kvae, Finn Gjerdrum Screenwriter Brigitte Bratseth Cinematographer Ari Willey Editor Vidar Faltaukan Cast Adrian Groennevik Smith, Petrus Andreas Christiensen, Pernille Soerensen, Jan Gunnar Roeise, Asleik Engmark Print Source Sola Media

Director/Screenwriter Byambasuren Davaa Producers Byambasuren Davaa, Beatrix Wesle Cinematographer Martijn van Broekhuizen Editor Jana Musik Cast Urna Chahar-Tugchi, Hicheengui Sambuu, Chimed Dolgor Print Source Grasland Film GbR

—Cheryl Eddy T O TA L P R O G R A M 7 7 M I N S

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Sunday, October 10, 4:15 pm

TRUT10T, 142 Throckmorton

NETHERLANDS 2010 • 17 MINS

In Mongolian with English subtitles. Byambasuren Davaa (The Story of the Weeping Camel, The Cave of the Yellow Dog) continues her exploration of Mongolia and its heritage in another strikingly original film. Urna, a musician and vocalist from inner Mongolia, compelled by a promise to her late grandmother, sets out to search for the lost verses of a song, “The Two Horses of Genghis Khan,” and to repair her family’s horse-head violin, broken during the Cultural Revolution. In a journey that takes her to regions both urban and remote, she encounters musicians, violinmakers, shamans and ordinary, rural people—all of whom reveal bits of wisdom about her culture and its past. Following odd leads—maybe an elder at an upcoming wedding will remember the lost verses, someone suggests— Urna proves an intrepid traveler: Unfazed by the van that gets stuck in the mud, she gamely continues by motorcycle, on foot, even on a borrowed horse, in this revelation of a journey.

Director Wilma Ligthart

—Zoë Elton

What’s city boy Lillebror to do when his family moves to the countryside and there are no kids nearby to play with? Since it’s before cell phones, IMs and video games, the boy’s imagination must take over, turning a human-shaped twig into his best friend. Twigson and Lillebror prove inseparable. Mom, Dad and Lillebror’s teenage brother try to adjust to living in their dilapidated house, being short of money and fitting into the tight-knit community, as Twigson and Lillebror meet local characters and adventure. In the end, it’s going to take some magic from Twigson and Lillebror to help their loved ones and ensure they all stay together in their little house for a long time to come. Ages 5+ North American Premiere —Roberta McNair PRECEDED BY

SYAWAL WAS VERY SCARED

Syawal lost everyone but his father when the 130-foot tsunami devastated Banda Aceh. Now 12, Syawal describes the traumatic event as the child he was and the boy he has become.

Monday, October 11, 6:00 pm

TWOH11R, Rafael Wednesday, October 13, 9:15 pm

TWOH13S, Sequoia

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TWIG17S, Sequoia

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YOU TH

The choices of this year’s Young Critics peer jury run the gamut from hot emotions to just plain cool. The program borrows the title of one of its offerings, a hilarious tale about a student “superhero” film that goes terribly wrong. Things go wrong and right big-time for the founder of the White Walls gallery in San Francisco. Two films about shoes walk in different directions in Dem Shoes and 24 Inches. Satire meets High School Musical senior-style in Decision Day, and love takes various detours in The Forest, La La Love You, Untietled and Still Life. Strong social commentary runs through The River, Persiah’s Story, How to Set a House on Fire and the Green Profile Series. Our two animated films, Thinking Dead and The Evolution of War, couldn’t be more different. And sheer pleasure of art and life imbues The Stand, Finding My Way, Echomotion, Escape from Suburbia and Our Wedding. —John Morrison T O TA L P R O G R A M 96 M I N S

Saturday, October 16, 11:00 am

WANG16R, Rafael

WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE)

WORLD C INEM A

WILLIAM VINCENT

US C INEM A

GERMANY 2010 • 119 MINS

US 2010 • 100 MINS

Director/Producer/Screenwriter Feo Aladag Cinematographer Judith Kaufmann Editor Andrea Mertens Cast Sibel Kekilli, Settar Tanriögen, Derya Alabora, Florian Lukas Print Source Independent Artists Filmproduktion

Director/Screenwriter/Editor Jay Anania Producers Vince Jolivette, Piers Richardson Cinematographer Danny Vecchione Cast James Franco, Julianne Nicholson, Martin Donovan, Josh Lucas Print Source Limerick Films

In German and Turkish with English subtitles. Umay has fled her abusive husband in Istanbul and returned home to Berlin with Cem, her young son. But the reception she receives from her conservative Muslim family is hardly supportive. “Did we raise you to bring shame upon us?” her father asks. Rooted in a patriarchal order relegating women to subservience, her parents cannot accept Umay’s struggle for personal freedom. “You want too much,” her mother tells her. Heartbroken by their indifference to the abuse she has suffered, and determined to prevent Cem from being sent back to his father, Umay burns her passport and begins a new life. But events take a devastating turn when she looks for reconciliation and her family acts to restore its honor. Feo Aladag’s deeply affecting debut, winner of Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival, comes anchored by Sibel Kekilli’s (Head On, MVFF 2004) remarkably assured performance, whose quiet strength and nuance achieve for Umay a fragile state of grace.

“I’m not so nice,” states William Vincent (James Franco), a Manhattan-dwelling outsider with a mysterious past and a mildly criminal present. A brush with fate allows this handsome young man to reinvent himself, finding nominal employment as an editor of nature videos, renting an abandoned storefront and stealing to get by. When a crime boss rescues him from a dangerous situation, William is drawn into a shady underground involving cash-filled envelopes, drugs and call girls. He finds himself particularly fascinated by Ann, who unfortunately happens to be the boss’s gal. The film’s visually striking experimental style and existentialist outlook perfectly augment this noirish set-up, its odd angles, direct camera addresses and novel-like narration becoming a multivalent reflection of its complicated protagonist. In that role, Franco excels, looking tousled and wan yet retaining ineffable charisma. Josh Lucas and Julianne Nicholson, meanwhile, offer memorable support as, respectively, the Svengali-like kingpin and his kimonowearing moll.

—Michael Read

Saturday, October 16, 5:45 pm

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Sunday, October 17, 1:30 pm

WILL16S, Sequoia

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Sunday, October 17, 4:30 pm

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Global Lens is an annual touring program of new narrative feature films from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, all presented in original languages with English subtitles. Organized by the Global Film Initiative, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, the series highlights artistic voices from countries

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rarely represented in American movie theaters, with the purpose of promoting cross-cultural understanding through cinema. The series complements the Global Film Initiative’s programs in granting, acquisition, distribution and e duc ation . Mor e infor mation is av ail able at www.globalfilm.org

MY TEHRAN FOR SALE

THE SHAFT

ADRIFT (VIETNAM) is a sensuous tale of a young newlywed drawn into a precarious love triangle. (See page 84)

OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN

ORDINARY PEOPLE

GODS

Set against an art-world backdrop, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE (IRAN) registers a modern woman’s struggles in Iran’s

contemporary political climate. In BECLOUD (MEXICO), an incident from the past links three neighbors and affects the destinies of an entire community. (See page 85) GODS (PERU) is the supremely ironic title of a stylish and scathing look at lives of wealth and privilege but little purpose. LEO’S ROOM (URUGUAY) is a sympathetic coming-of-age drama about a young man exploring his sexual identity through his relationships. In the comedy MASQUERADES (ALGERIA), a boastful bumbler in a dusty village schemes to improve his fortunes by marrying off his sister.

Taking place during the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, OCEAN OF AN OLD MAN (INDIA) is a visually beautiful meditation on grief and loss. ORDINARY PEOPLE (SERBIA) are young Serbian soldiers as well as their Croatian captives, in this drama about the psychological toll of war.

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THE SHAFT (CHINA) is the hub of a poor mining town, impacting the individual lives of a family in this eloquent and visually poetic story. SHIRLEY ADAMS (SOUTH AFRICA) is the intense and intimate tale of a single mother caring for her paraplegic teenage son.

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FILM CALENDAR US CINEMA

6 PM

RAFAEL

WORLD CINEMA

7 PM

8 PM

VALLEY OF THE DOCS

9 PM

10 PM

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

5 PM

11 PM

The King’s Speech 7:00PM KING07R 111 MINS

F RI DAY OCTOB E R 8

THU RSDAY OCTOB E R 7

Conviction 7:00PM CONA07S 103 MINS

Nowhere Boy 9:45PM NOWH07S 97 MINS

Conviction 7:15PM CONB07S 103 MINS

SEQUOIA

11 AM

12 PM

SATU RDAY O CTO BE R 9

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2 PM

3 PM

TBA 12:15PM

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

1 PM

EEP! 10:30AM EEP09R 80 MINS

5@5: Gimme Some Truth 5:00PM 5AT508S

New Movies Lab #1 12:00PM SEM09R 90 MINS

RAFAEL

The Indian 11:00AM IND09S 75 MINS

THROCK

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

Food Stamped 1:00PM FOOD09S 84 MINS

Children’s Film Fest Party 12:30PM PARTY09 120 MINS

Child of Giants 3:30PM CHIG09S 97 MINS

Estigmas 8:45PM EST08R 100 MINS

Desert Flower 9:00PM DESE08S 124 MINS

Dumas 9:30PM DUMA08S 105 MINS

8 PM

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Tribute to Edward Norton: Stone 7:00PM TRIB09R 145 MINS

From a Whisper 6:00PM FROM09R 72 MINS Adrift 4:45PM ADR09R 110 MINS

The Reverse 2:45PM REVE09S 101 MINS

11 PM

John Lennon at 70: A Live Concert 8:00PM MUSC08T

Opal 3:30PM OPAL09R 79 MINS

Tehran Tehran 2:15PM TEHR09R 109 MINS

10 PM

Tehran Tehran 8:30PM TEHR08R 109 MINS

Queen of Hearts 7:15PM QUHE08S 84 MINS

Patagonia 3:15PM PATA09R 118 MINS

Space, Land and Time 1:00PM SPAC09R 84 MINS

SEMINARS / MUSIC/ TBA

9 PM

Made in Dagenham 6:30PM MADE08S 113 MINS

SEQUOIA

4 PM

8 PM

Cut Poison Burn 6:00PM CUTP08R 88 MINS

THROCK

THROCK

RAFAEL

7 PM

Katalin Varga 6:30PM KATA08R 84 MINS

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

TRIBUTES /SPOTLIGHTS

Spotlight on Alejandro González Iñárritu: Biutiful 7:00PM SPOT08R 187 MINS

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

10 AM

6 PM

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

5@ 5 & MVFF SHORTS

About Her Brother 8:15PM ABOU09R 126 MINS

Sand 7:15PM SAND09R 84 MINS

Kawasaki’s Rose 5:15PM KAWA09S 100 MINS

Puzzle 6:15PM PUZZ09S 87 MINS

The Jay Clay Trilogy 5:00PM JAYC09T 90 MINS.

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 9:30PM EVER09R 107 MINS

Love Crime 7:30PM LOVE09S 106 MINS

Hi De Ho Show 10:00PM HIDE09S 120 MINS

The River Why 8:15PM RIVE09S 104 MINS

Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the World’ 7:30PM EDHA09T 75 MINS

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FILM CALENDAR US CINEMA

10 AM

WORLD CINEMA

11 AM

12 PM

VALLEY OF THE DOCS

1 PM

SU N DAY OCTOB E R 10

SEQUOIA

8 PM

From a Whisper 4:45PM FROM10S 72 MINS

5@5: Just Like Starting Over 5:00PM 5AT511R

Dumas 4:45PM DUMA11S 105 MINS

5@5: Watching the Wheels 5:00PM 5AT511S

THROCK

Truth Be Told 4:15PM TRUT10T 77 MINS

10 PM

Red Hill 8:15PM REDH11C 95 MINS

Precious Life 6:15PM PREC11R 86 MINS

Child of Giants 8:30PM CHIG11R 97 MINS

Kawasaki’s Rose 9:15PM KAWA11R 100 MINS

Made in Dagenham 7:15PM MADE11S 113 MINS

To Educate a Girl 7:00PM TOED11S 82 MINS

11 PM

SEMINARS / MUSIC/ TBA

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Desert Flower 9:00PM DESE10R 124 MINS

Cut Poison Burn 8:15PM CUTP10R 88 MINS

Mr. Bjarnfredarson 8:30PM MRB10R 109 MINS

TBA 7:15PM

Leave Them Laughing 7:00PM LEAV10S 89 MINS

Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the World’ 9:30PM EDHA10S 75 MINS

Cinemasports 8:00PM CINE10T 120 MINS

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Of Love and Other Demons 8:45PM OFL11R 97 MINS

Cruz Reynoso 6:45PM CRUZ11R 70 MINS

8 PM

Atomic Mom 6:00PM ATOM10R 80 MINS

Cruz Reynoso 5:00PM CRUZ10S 70 MINS

9 PM

The Two Horses of Genghis Khan 6:00PM TWOH11R 90 MINS

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My Brothers 6:00PM MYBR11C 88 MINS

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6 PM

7 PM

About Her Brother 5:30PM ABOU10R 126 MINS

The Crocodiles 1:30PM CROC10T 98 MINS

CINEMA

SEQUOIA

Lesson Plan: Story of the Third Wave 3:30PM LESS10R 76 MINS

Moloch Tropical 2:15PM MOL10S 107 MINS

THROCK

6 PM

TRIBUTES /SPOTLIGHTS

Centerpiece: Miral 5:45PM MIRA10R 148 MINS

Precious Life 2:00PM PREC10S 86 MINS

Sebbe 12:00PM SEBB10S 80 MINS

5 PM

5 PM

Becloud 2:45PM BECL10R 117 MINS

Twigson 11:00AM TWIG10S 88 MINS

SEQUOIA

5@ 5 & MVFF SHORTS

The Tempest 3:00PM TEMP10R 110 MINS

Cosmonauta 12:45PM COSM10R 85 MINS

RAFAEL

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4 PM

Most Valuable Players 1:00PM MOVA10R 95 MINS

RAFAEL

4 PM

3 PM

Estigmas 12:30PM EST10R 100 MINS

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

2 PM

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

TBA 9:30PM

New this year, use the FREE MVFF shuttle service for easy direct access to and from Festival venues. Shuttle service will run Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to midnight with hourly stops. MILL VALLEY / SAN RAFAEL LOOP Mill Valley Leaving hourly on the hour: From Downtown Mill Valley at the Masonic Hall/ MVFF Hospitality Lounge, 19 Corte Madera Avenue 3 minutes walk from all Mill Valley theaters San Rafael Leaving hourly on the half hour: Directly in front of the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and Hospitality Lounge The bus will also stop at the Larkspur Hotel Mill Valley by request. Please make sure to ask the driver. Shuttle space is limited and available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Allow plenty of time in case you have to wait for the next service. 100% Carbon Neutral shuttles generously provided by Extranomical Adventures.

Space, Land and Time 7:00PM SPAC11T 84 MINS

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FILM CALENDAR US CINEMA

4 PM

WORLD CINEMA

5 PM

6 PM

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Leave Them Laughing 8:30PM LEAV12R 89 MINS

Opal 7:00PM OPAL12R 79 MINS

Sand 9:15PM SAND12R 84 MINS

Queen of the Sun 6:00PM QUSU12S 82 MINS

SEQUOIA

5@5: Working Class Hero 5:00PM 5AT512S

SEQUOIA

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

8 PM

9 PM

Tribute to Annette Bening 7:00PM TRIB14R 90 MINS

RAFAEL

Patagonia 6:00PM PATA14R 118 MINS

RAFAEL

5@5: Watching

RAFAEL the Wheels 5:00PM 5AT514R

5@5: Nobody

SEQUOIA Told Me

5:00PM 5AT514S

10 PM

11 PM

Kinshasa Symphony 7:00PM KINS14R 95 MINS

Heartbeats 7:00PM HEAR14S 95 MINS

The Most Important Thing in Life... 8:15PM MOIM14S 82 MINS The Child Prodigy 9:30PM CHPR14S 101 MINS

6 PM

7 PM

12 AM

RAFAEL

5@5: Working Class Hero 5:00PM 5AT513R

SEQUOIA

SEQUOIA

THROCK

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

Fanny, Annie & Danny 8:45PM FANN13R 82 MINS

Queen of the Sun 7:00PM QUSU13R 82 MINS

Of Love and Other Demons 6:00PM OFL13S 97 MINS 5@5: Just Like Starting Over 5:00PM 5AT513S

The Reverse 9:15PM REVE13R 101 MINS

Julia’s Disappearance 8:45PM JUL13S 87 MINS

Journey from Zanskar 6:45PM JOUR13S 90 MINS

The Two Horses of Genghis Khan 9:15PM TWOH13S 90 MINS

Lesson Plan: Story of the Third Wave 7:00PM LESS13T 76 MINS

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

8 PM

Fair Game 6:00PM FAIR15R 105 MINS

9 PM

5@5: Nobody Told Me 5:00PM 5AT515R

10 PM

11 PM

A Somewhat Gentle Man 8:45PM SOME15R 105 MINS

Submission 6:30PM SUBM15R 87 MINS

RAFAEL

RAFAEL

8 PM

Moloch Tropical 6:15PM MOL13R 107 MINS

SEQUOIA

4 PM

SEMINARS / MUSIC/ TBA

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 6:00PM GIRL13R 148 MINS

THROCK

Love Crime 9:15PM LOVE14R 106 MINS

The River Why 9:00PM RIVE14R 104 MINS

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

Sebbe 9:30PM SEBB12S 80 MINS

Cast me if you can 8:45PM CAST14R 97 MINS

Cameraman: Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 6:00PM CAME14S 86 MINS

SEQUOIA

Kung Fu Chefs 8:30PM KUNG12S 92 MINS

Cast me if you can 7:00PM CAST12S 97 MINS

TRIBUTES /SPOTLIGHTS

RAFAEL

W E D N E SDAY OCTOB E R 13

5@5: Gimme Some Truth 5:00PM 5AT512R

RAFAEL

5 PM

RAFAEL

Black Field 9:00PM BLAC12R 104 MINS

Food Stamped 6:00PM FOOD12R 84 MINS

RAFAEL

5@ 5 & MVFF SHORTS

4 PM

F RI DAY O CTO B E R 1 5

TU E SDAY OCTOB E R 12

8 PM

Blue Valentine 6:15PM BLUE12R 113 MINS

RAFAEL

THU RSDAY OCTOBE R 14

7 PM

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

The Empire Strikes Back 6:30PM EMP12C 127 MINS

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Julia’s Disappearance 9:00PM JUL15R 87 MINS

Niger ’66, A Peace Corps Diary 7:00PM NIGE15R 86 MINS

Katalin Varga 9:15PM KATA15R 84 MINS

My Brothers 6:30PM MYBR15S 88 MINS

Most Valuable Players 6:00PM MOVA15S 95 MINS

The Housemaid 9:00PM HOUS15S 107 MINS

Tiny Furniture 8:45PM TINY15S 113 MINS

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone 7:00PM EVER15T 107 MINS

Fanny, Annie & Danny 9:30PM FANN15T 82 MINS

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FILM CALENDAR US CINEMA

WORLD CINEMA

10 AM

11 AM

SATU RDAY OCTOB E R 16

3 PM

4 PM

Cosmonauta 1:45PM COSM16R 85 MINS

Journey from Zanskar 1:15PM JOUR16R 90 MINS

EEP! 10:30AM EEP16S 84 MINS

Themba - A Boy Called Hope 12:45PM THEM16S 106 MINS

THROCK

10 AM

New Movies Lab #2 11:00AM SEMA16T 90 MINS

11 AM

12 PM

The Indian 12:15PM IND17R 75 MINS

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

To Educate a Girl 3:45PM TOED16R 82 MINS

Twigson 11:00AM TWIG17S 71 MINS

SEQUOIA

2 PM

3 PM

4 PM

Queen of Hearts 2:30PM QUHE17R 84 MINS

TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives 2:15PM TRUS17R 78 MINS

THROCK

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today 2:00PM NURE17S 80 MINS Fair Game 12:00PM FAIR17S 105 MINS

SEMINARS / MUSIC/ TBA

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

The Most Important Thing in Life... 9:30PM MOIM16R 82 MINS

TBA 6:00PM

Black Field 8:45PM BLAC16R 104 MINS

When We Leave 5:45PM WHEN16S 119 MINS

Kinshasa Symphony 4:45PM KINS16S 95 MINS

The Tempest 8:45PM TEMP16S 110 MINS

Golf in the Kingdom 7:00PM GOLF16S 86 MINS

William Vincent 9:30PM WILL16S 100 MINS

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers 7:00PM MUSC16T 84 MINS

When We Leave 1:30PM WHEN17R 119 MINS

RAFAEL

TRIBUTES /SPOTLIGHTS

8 PM

Puzzle 7:15PM PUZZ16R 87 MINS

New Movies Lab #3 1:00PM SEMB16T 90 MINS

1 PM

7 PM

Submission 4:45PM SUBM16R 87 MINS

TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives 2:30PM TRUS16S 78 MINS

Golf in the Kingdom 12:00PM GOLF17R 86 MINS

RAFAEL

6 PM

127 Hours 7:00PM HOUR16R 94 MINS

Mr. Bjarnfredarson 3:15PM MRB16S 109 MINS

Atomic Mom 12:00PM ATOM16S 80 MINS

SEQUOIA

5@ 5 & MVFF SHORTS

5 PM

TBA 4:00PM

The Child Prodigy 2:00PM CHPR16R 101 MINS

RAFAEL

SEQUOIA

CHILDREN’S FILMFEST

2 PM

The Crocodiles 11:30AM CROC16R 98 MINS

RAFAEL

SU N DAY OCTOBE R 17

1 PM

Wangypong 11:00AM WANG16R

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12 PM

Niger ’66, A Peace Corps Diary 2:30PM NIGE17S 86 MINS

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

8 PM

Spotlight on James Franco 5:00PM SPOT17R 134 MINS

Tiny Furniture 4:45PM TINY17R 113 MINS

William Vincent 4:30PM WILL17R 100 MINS

The Debt 5:00PM DEBA17S 87 MINS

The Debt 5:15PM DEBB17S 87 MINS

9 PM

10 PM

11 PM

TBA 8:30PM

TBA 7:30PM

Themba - A Boy Called Hope 7:00PM THEM17R 106 MINS A Somewhat Gentle Man 8:00PM SOME17S 105 MINS Heartbeats 8:15PM HEAR17S 95 MINS

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers 2:00PM MUSC17T 84 MINS

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Ioan Allen, Nancy H. Angelo and Nancy McCauley, PhD., Ann and Fabio Aversa, Nancy J. Barash, Karen Barbour and David Sheff, Chris Barton, Kevin Bartram, Robert and Ingrid Becker, Debra Belamos, Marshall and Dorothy Bentley, Lisa Berghout, Mark E. Bettini,

Earl Blauner and Linda Marks, Scot Bondlow, Albert and Patricia Boro, Alan Boyar, Gina Brewer, Kelly and Shayne Browning, William and Jill Burkart, Fabia Butler, Anne and John Caple, Lauren Cargill, Nancy Carlston, Carolyn Carpeneti, Suzanne Cavert, Brian Chadbourne, Micheline Chau, Janet Mercer Cohen, Cayla and Jerry Coleman, Joel and Justine Coopersmith, Richard Cunningham, Heidi Darling, Drusilla Davis, Anna M. Devito, George Diruscio, Tedi Dunn and William Svabek, Richard and Diane Einstein, Ruth Epstein and Mark Shafir, Judith D. Ets-Hokin, Stephanie Evans, Kim Facas, Dr. James H. Forsell and Karen Soroca, Karen Fry, Neysa Furey, Patty Garbarino, Cornelius Geary, Larry Goldfarb, Chandra Gordon, Dr. Leonard Gordon, Peter Gordon, Richard and Theresa Gordon, Catherine T. Goshay, Laurel Graver and Scott Kaplan, Susan Grelock, William and Mimi Griffin, Kim Facas, Pat Gurin, Lynne Hale, Joan and Doug Hansen, Scott and Judy Hanson, Allan Herzog, Erica Hess, Marcelo and Nora Hirschler, Tony Hooker, Alec Hughes, Dr. Allan E. Jackman, Andree Jansheski, Douglas and Cessna Kaye, Shelly Kelley, Kathleen King and Gerald Cahill, Manuela A. King, Larry and Stephanie Krames, K.H. William and Andrea Krueger, Eve Kuhlmann, Lynn and Roger Kuhn, Kevin Kurtz, Paul and Patricia Laperriere, Michael and Marsha Lasky, Dan Leese, Bokara Leginere, Marie-Eve Levert, Huey Lewis and Sidney Conroy, Paul Liebman, Scott Lindstrom-Dake, Lisa Lord, Nicole Lowe, Nancy Lueck, Janet Magelby, Janet Magleby, William Mandel, Bill Manheim, Dr. Michele Manos, Janet Manquen, Van and Lydia Maroevich, Deborah Matthies, Greg Mauldin, Yvonne Mcallister, Scott McKown, Wallace McOuat, Gary and Cathy Meyer, Joey Miranda, Madhav Misra, Stephen and Mary Mizroch, Tamra Mobley, Jenny Mok, Mark Morris and Tracy Tandy, Alice Nadler, David Nasaw and Carla Roth, Robert Newcomer and Susanne Light, Jacklyn E. Ng, Ellen and Peter Obstler, Susan O’Connell, David Ortez and Joli Wilson, Kristin Otis, Philip Ouyang, John Palmer, Anyra Papsys, Glenn and Donna Perelson, Domenico Petrone, Joy Phoenix, Bruce and Theresa Raabe, Dr. Marty and Naomi Rayman, Alice Rich, Gary and Joyce Rifkind,

Rosemary Roach, Rich Robbins, Morton Rothman, Nancee Rubinstein, Carole Rutherford, Helen Rutledge, Benny and Wendy Sadeh, Gretchen Saeger, Patricia Sarris, Maggi Saunders, Steve Scheck, Dorene and Robert Schiro, Nadia Scipio Del Campo, Lisa Shanower, Maxx Sherman, Michael and Marsha Silberstein, Larry Simi, Bradford Simpkins, Helen T. Sklov, Robert Smith, Judy and John Sommer, Vickie Soulier, Michele Spitz, Leonard Stecklow and Karen Steiner, Elliot Stein, Joe Stewart, Mary Lee Strebl, Marjorie Swig, Julia Sze, Sari Taylor and Roger Pierce, Kerry Tepperman and Kimo Campbell, Blake and Bev Thorman, Kathryn Thyret, Evelyn Topper, Joshua Townsend, Emily Tribe, Duilio Valenti, Lydia Vogtner, Diane and Michael Wakelin, Dan Watrous, Ginger Watson, Judy Webb, Jill Weissich, Ryan Whiting, Matt Wilson, Richard and Kathy Wimmer, Teresa Wolf, Eric Zahra, Nina Zhito

G OL D S TA R Pam Abendroth, Dr. Arthur Ablin, Claire Adams, Jack Adams, Susan Adams, Carolyn Adducci and Ron Charyn, Chris Adessa and George McCluney, Toni Albert, Gina Allen, Daniel Altman, Yvonne Angelo, Marsha Angus, Douglas and Patricia Ascher, Janet Attaway, Miriam Attias, Maria Aversa, Anna Bagdasarian, Georgia Bailey, Stanley and Sara Bailis, Suzanne Baker, Helen and Jaime Baldovinos, Kathryn Barcos, Joan Barnes, Hathaway Barry, Lorraine Barry, Greg Batlin, Lorraine Baxter, Joanna Beard, Jean M. Bedecarrax, Leslie Bee, Bob and Alice Behray, Patricia Hale Belden, Irene and Robert Belknap, Ernest M. Bergman, David Bernard, Cathrin Bernt, Linden and Carl Berry, Robert Berry, Michael Besselievre, Mark Bewsher, Anthony Bigler, Steve Bissinger, Arthur and Joanne Bjork, Franklin and Jan Blackford, Karen and Steven R. Bluestone, Margaret Blunt, Jacqueline and Thomas Bly, Brian and Marlene Bonham, Lori Bonn, Melinda Booth, Rick Bradley, Roberta Bradshaw, Daniel and Alanna Brady, Cheryl Brandon, Mimi S. Brasch, Mara Brazer, Bernee Breen, Anji Brenner, Michael Breslin, Girija Brilliant, Dr. Michael and Vivien Bronshvag,

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CFI MEMBERS Lisa G. Brow, Beverly L. Brown, Stephanie Brown, Nanci Buck, Donald Buder, Chris Bunney, Judy Burgio and Dale Biron, Marilyn S. Burns, Arlene and Roger Burstrem, Robert and Elza Burton, Kathy Burwell, Cia Byrnes, William and Jeanne Cahill, Amy Capen, Joan and Robert Capurro, Lynn Carew, Lynne Carmichael, Karin L. Carrington, Cathleen Carter, Donna Casella, Dr. Padma Catell, Gina Catena, Jack Chalmers, Sam Chapman, Jen Chism, Joanie Ciardelli, Kristen Clark, Kristin Clark, Geoffrey Clayton, Marilyn Cleland, Leslee Coady, Ann and Mac Coffey, Richard and Carolyn Cogan, Nina R. Cohen, Trudi Coker, Ted and Melissa Congdon, Pali Cooper, Wayne and Geri Cooper, Ron Cope and Lynda Kanzler, Jacqueline Cormier, Glenda and Henry Corning, Lauri Corrigan, Elaine Cramer, Elaine B. Cramer, Teresa W. Crosbie, Jeff and Carleen, Eliza Cummings, Gatian Cunningham, Linda Curtis, Catherine Dahlstrom, Robert and Marcia Dalva, Violaine D’Amour, Abby Danielson, Jennifer Dardis, Melinda DarlingtonBach, James Davey, Drusie and Jim Davis, Thomas L. Davis and Marden N. Plant Davis, Dr. Ninfa Dawson, Janine DeMartini, Linda Denhart, Christine Dewey, Janet DiGiovanna, Tom Disher, Hillary and Joan Don, John Donley, Gayle Donsky and Morton Stein, David Dorfl er, Michael Doud, CR Douglas, Cassius Downs, Nellie Dragoinic, Daniel Drasin, Margo Duane, Ruth Dundas, Bette Durham, Sheila Dutton and C.H. Fotch, Denise Ebright, Mary Edwards, Suzanne Egan, Nancy Ellenbogen and Joel Lurie, Suzanne Engelberg and Jeff Appleman, Elaine Engman, Paul Epp, Monique Epstein, Anna Everest, Steven Faber, Joseph A. Faimali and Donita Decker, Cynthia Farina, Tawna Farmer, Pamela Farrell, Bill and Carol Farrer, Richard Favaro, Sonia Feder, Raquel Feeney, Josh Felser and Stefanie Felser, Alan and Carol Feren, Joanne Ferro, Lynda Fiesel, Richard and Barbara Fikes, Greg and Jeannie Filder, Cheryl Finley, Justin Flake, Carl Flemming and Catherine M. McCormick, Yolanda Fletcher, Margritha Fliegauf, Abbi and Robert Fox, Andrea Fox, Deborah Fox, Dr. Linda Fox, Bruce and Caroline Frantzis, Gerald and Gloria Fraser, Michael Freed, Jeffrey Freedman, Richard Fregulia and Lynn G.Fregulia,

Jeffrey and Bonnie Freiberg, Myra and Sheldon Freisinger, Candice Fuhrman, Dr. Jack Futoran, Sue and Paul Galassi, John and Naomi Garb, Barbara Gay, Robert Gehlen, David Geisinger, Rita Gershengorn, Marlene K. Gershik, Lewis and Helene Gibbs, Jeff and Jeane Gilliam, Judy Gilmore, James Goldberg, Karen M. Goldberg and George Green, Stephen Gordon, Dr. Bernard Z. Gore, Robert and Judith Greber, Mitchell Greenberg, Peggy Greenfield, Susan Griffinblack, Maureen Groper, Daniel L. Grossman, Diane Grubb, Sabrina Guthrie, Stuart Hagmann, Kathleen Hahn, and Carie Haimovitch, Fran Halperin and Eric Christ, Marvin Halpern, Rosalind Hamar, Mary Hammond, Rev. Murray and Muriel Hammond, Thomas and Emmanuela Hand, Karen Hardesty, Steve Harnsberger, Kevin Haroff, Lauri Harper, Elizabeth Harrington, Eliza Haskins Koeppel, Fern Hassin, Ann-Eve Hazen, Bill and Barbra Hazen, Helen Hebert, Cristina Catalina Heiman, Richard Heisel, Alfred and Ruth Heller, Jude Heller, Karen M. Hemmeter, Diana Heppe, Tom Herington and Gary Topper, Sol Hernandez, Elizabeth Hilton, Faye Hinze & Louis Hinze, Jason Hoffman, Jacquelyn Hoffner, Cheryl Hogan, James and Mary D. Holden, Jill and Lonner Holden, Patricia Holden, Clarke and Tamara Holland, Deborah Holley and Scott Enblidge, Lori Holmgren, Eliot and Margot Holtzman, Dr. Philip and Leona Hordiner, James Howard, Jo Howard, Richard Howard, Elinor F. Howenstine, Sandy and Chuck Hufford, Bettina Hughes, Kimberly Hughes, Dr. Trevor Hughes and Judy Derstine, Cara Hunt, Ken Hurwitz, Suzi and LISA Hynes, Michael Ingerman and Madeleline Sloane, Patricia Irwin, Helene Jaffe, Sandra Janachowski, Nick and Sandy Javaras, Roberta Jeffrey, Janet Jennings, Ruggy Joesten, Buz and Jan Johanson, Darrell Johnson, Kathryn E. Johnson and John Pierce Culver, Jyll Johnstone and Michael Davis, Mary Jones, Alison Juestel, Laurie Kahn, Erin Kane, Dan Kasman, James and Linda Kasper, Peggy Katcher, Mina Katoozian, Athena Katsaros, Alan and Jean Kay, Virginia Keeley, Gillian Keirle, David and Beverlee Kell, Jay Kell, Claudia Kelly, Erica Kelly, Todd Kendall and Susan Nelson Kendall, Tom and Mari Kernan, Alyson Kernohan,

Russ and Marilyn Kiernan, Julie Kimball, Gail Kirst, Hildegard Klee and Charlie Spurgeon, William and Marion Kleinecke, Kristin Klindt, Denise Kline, Steve Knox, Claire Koffel, Anne Komer, Howard Kopit and Dorothy McQuown, Bruce Koren, Kathleen Korth and Laura Fenamore, Susan Kreusch, Jeff and Tina Kroot, Wendy Krueger, Francis Kulaga, Andrew Land, Jeffrey Lapic and Geraldine Caldarola, Tanya Laramie, Jean Larette, Tommy Lau, Chuck Lavaroni, Debby Lawn, Judith Layne, Kathryn Lazzaretti, Dr. Peter and Natalie Lenn, Louis Lenzen and Ranny Riley Lenzen, Bonnie Leonard, Leslie and Jacques Leslie, David and Sheila Levine, Susan B. Levine, Warren and Barbara Levinson, Mark and Elizabeth Levy, Janice J. Link, Jessica Link, Dee Dee Littrell, Mark Litwin, Ruth Livingston, James Long, Nurhan Long and John McCullough, Ellen Loring, Josh Lowden, Tracy Loy, Jamie Lunder, John MacLeod, Charles and Rose Maher, Dr. Jan Maisel and Doug Currens, Barbara Major, Kimberly Maker, Gregory Mallozzi, Michael and Linda Malone, Lisa Mannheimer, Richard Mannheimer, Jeanette Margolin and Alan H. Margolin, Gordon Marks, Katrina Marr, Katrina Marr, Michael and Sharon Marron, Diane and Laurence Martin, Leonard Mastromonaco, Maria Matan, Ian Matzen, Duncan McCandless, Katya McCulloch, Carla McDonald, Patricia McDowell, James McElwee, Bill and Sharon McKeon, Cameron McKinley, C.D. McKown, Steve and Kay McNamara, Meleea Meden, Karin Mei Butler, Barbara Meislin, Ann Marie Melanephy, Bob and Ink Mendelsohn, Whitney Merchant and Stephen Burdo, Nikki Meredith, Jennifer Mewha, Merle and Carole Meyers, Kathleen Mikkelson, Laura Miwa, Melinda Moore, Penelope More, Chris Morgan, Christophe Morin, Mary Morrow, David Mount, Katie Mullowney, Linda Munoz, Russell and Suki Munsell, Walter and Muriel Murch, Anita Naylor, Linda Nero, Bea Newhall, Bronwyn Ney, Lisa Nicholls, Melanie and Paul Nichols, Marianne Nishifue and Jonathan Ellis, Mark Northcross, Bruce Nye, Suzanne M. Oberlin, Wulfrin and Suzanne Oberlin, Thomas and Marianne O’Connell, Roger and Cathy Odenberg, Patricia Ogden, Ira and Bea Okun, Darren Oliver, Roberta O’Neale, Paul Orbuch, Marilyn Oronzi,

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PRINT SOURCES 127 HOURS Russell Nelson Fox Searchlight Pictures russell.nelson@fox.com www.foxsearchlight.com

BLACK FIELD Alessandro Lombardo Media Luna New Films alessandro@medialuna.biz www.medialuna.biz

THE CORTEGE Alejandro González Meridional Producciones produccion@teatromeridional.com www.teatromeridional.com

17TH STREET PLAZA Frank Yeean Chan Chanarchy chanarchy@gmail.com www.17stp.com

BLUE VALENTINE Spencer Peeples The Weinstein Company spencer.peeples@weinsteinco.com

COSMONAUTA Raffaella Di Giulio Fandango Portobello Sales raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it

THE CAGE Monica Lazurean-Gorgan 4 Proof Film monica@4prooffilm.ro www.4prooffilm.ro

THE CROCODILES Renata Zylla Constantin Films rzylla@arcor.de www.constantinfilm.medianetworx.de

CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF Brandon Peters Strand Releasing brandon@strandreleasing.com www.strandreleasing.com

CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE Abby Ginzberg Ginzberg Productions abbyginzberg@gmail.com www.socialactionmedia.org

CANHEAD Timothy Hittle canhead@sbcglobal.net www.jayclay.net

CUT POISON BURN Wayne Chesler Bink Films wchesler@aol.com

CAPTURE THE FLAG Lisanne Skyler University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television skyler@email.arizona.edu www.capturethefl agthefilm.com

THE DEBT Miramax Pictures www.miramax.com

24 INCHES Jerry DeCamp DaVinci Charter Academy jdecamp@djusdcak12.org ABOUT HER BROTHER Kiwamu Sato Shochiku Co. Ltd. ibd@shochiku.co.jp www.shochikufilms.com ADRIFT Global Film Initiative jeremy@globalfilm.org www.globalfilm.org

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ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS Whit Rothe whit@indiepix.net www.indiepixfilms.com ANGRY MAN Arna Bersaas Norwegian Film Institute amb@nfi.no www.nfi.no/english

CAST ME IF YOU CAN Atsushi Ogata ogata.atsushi@gmail.com

DECISION DAY: THE MUSICAL David Harris Black Shadow Films davidh6@gmail.com DELMER BUILDS A MACHINE Landon Zakheim landonjz@gmail.com

ATOMIC MOM M.T. Silvia Smartgirl Productions mtsilvia@smartgirlproductions.com www.atomicmom.org

CHILD OF GIANTS: MY JOURNEY WITH MAYNARD DIXON & DOROTHEA LANGE Tom Ropelewski tropel@aol.com www.ChildOfGiants.com

BECLOUD Global Film Initiative jeremy@globalfilm.org www.globalfilm.org

THE CHILD PRODIGY Emmanuelle Dessureault FunFilm Distribution Inc. edessureault@cinemaginaire.com www.funfilm.ca

DESERT FLOWER Antonietta Monteleone National Geographic Cinema Ventures amontele@ngs.org

CONVICTION Russell Nelson Fox Searchlight Pictures russell.nelson@fox.com www.foxsearchlight.com

DUMAS Celia Simmonet Film Oblige Celia.simmonet@filmoblige.com www.filmoblige.com

BIUTIFUL Meghann Burns Roadside Attractions MeghannB@roadsideattractions.com www.roadsideattractions.com

DEM SHOES Cheri Gaulke Harvard-Westlake School cgaulke@hw.com

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PRINT SOURCES ECHOMOTION Bret Kerven bretkerven@rcn.com ED HARDY ‘TATTOO THE WORLD’ Emiko Omori Wabi Sabi Productions, LLC emikoomori@earthlink.net www.edhardytattootheworld.net THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Courtesy of Lucasfilm EEP! Lemming Film info@lemmingfilm.com ESCAPE FROM SUBURBIA Sam Ball New Jewish Filmmaking Project sam@citizenfilm.org www.citizenfilm.org ESTIGMAS Hwa-Seon Choi Doc & Film International doc@docandfilm.com www.docandfilm.com EVERYDAY SUNSHINE: THE STORY OF FISHBONE Christopher Metzler Pale Griot filmmakers@fishbonedocumentary.com www.fishbonedocumentary.com EVOLUTION OF WAR James Helmer Santa Rosa High School jhelmer@srjc.k12.ca.us www.artquestonline.org FAIR GAME Summit Entertainment www.summit-ent.com FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY Chris Brown CB Films chrisbrownproductions@comcast.net www.chrisbrownfilms.com FINDING MY WAY Emma Strebel estrebel@urbanschool.org FOOD STAMPED Shira Hordes Potash Summit Pictures shirapotash@gmail.com

THE FOREST Ronald Chase SF Art and Film for Teenagers rchase@chaseartfilm.com www.filmworkshopsf.org

HEARTBEATS Ryan Werner IFC Films rtwerner@ifcfilms.com www.ifcfilms.com

FROM A WHISPER Rebecca Chandler Awali Entertainment Ltd fromawhisper@awalientertainment.com www.awalientertainment.com

THE HOUSEMAID Ryan Werner IFC Films rtwerner@ifcfilms.com www.ifcfilms.com

GAYBY Jonathan Lisecki Washington Square Films gaybyfilm@gmail.com

HOW TO SET A HOUSE ON FIRE Jason Jakaitis jakaitis@hotmail.com

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST Ed Arentz Music Box Films earentz@musicboxfilm.com www.musicboxfilms.com GIT ALONG, LITTLE DOGIES Kate Lain katemakesfilms kate@katemakesfilms.com http://katemakesfilms.com GLOBAL FOCUS VII: THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS John Antonelli Mill Valley Film Group mvfg@aol.com www.mvfg.com GOLF IN THE KINGDOM MPI Motion Pictures Imaging james.moe@warnerbros.com GOOD NIGHT, LET THE BUGS BITE Sarah Klein thesarahklein@yahoo.com www.sarahklein.com GOODBYE CHICKEN, FAREWELL GOAT Ryan Silbert ryan@toyclosetfilms.com GREEN PROFILE SERIES: FRANCEYEZ Debra Koffler Conscious Youth Media Crew joseluismejia@live.com www.cymc415.org

THE INDIAN Hanneke Bosman BosBros. Film & TV Productions info@bosbros.com www.bosbros.nl JEAN-FRANÇOIS Sellier Aurelia Cube CREATIVE COMPUTER COMPANY a.sellier@cube-creative.com JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR Frederick Marx Warrior Films frederick@warriorfilms.org www.fmarxfilm.com

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KAWASAKI’S ROSE Neil Friedman Menemsha Films neilf@menemshafilms.com www.menemshafilms.com THE KING’S SPEECH Spencer Peeples The Weinstein Company spencer.peeples@weinsteinco.com

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PRINT SOURCES KUNG FU CHEFS Godfrey Ho My Way Film Company Ltd. godfrey@mywayfilm.com.hk www.mywayfilm.com.hk LA LA LOVE YOU Ronald Chase SF Art and Film for Teenagers rchase@chaseartfilm.com www.filmworkshopsf.org LEAVE THEM LAUGHING Montana Berg MagicalFlute Films montana@magicalflutefilms.com LEBENSADER Eva Steegmayer Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg eva.steegmayer@filmakademie.de www.filmakademie.de LESSON PLAN: THE STORY OF THE THIRD WAVE Robert Del Valle State of Crisis Productions, Inc. eglscout@aol.com

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LINTSCAPE Caitlin Craggs craggsland@gmail.com LOOSE CANNONS Raffaella Di Giulio Fandango Portobello Sales raffaella.digiulio@fandango.it A LOST AND FOUND BOX OF HUMAN SENSATION Nils Dünker Lailaps Pictures duenker@lailaps-pictures.com www.lailaps-pictures.com LOVE CRIME Corinne Chretien Tf1 c/o Filmair lv@thefestivalagency.com MADE IN DAGENHAM Mike Piaker Sony Pictures Classic Michael_Piaker@spe.sony.com www.sonyclassics.com MIRAL Spencer Peeples The Weinstein Company spencer.peeples@weinsteinco.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS Mary Robertson marykrobertson@gmail.com

OLD PEOPLE DRIVING Shaleece Haas shaleece.haas@gmail.com

MOLOCH TROPICAL Rémi Grellety Velvet Film rgrellety@velvet-film.com www.velvet-film.com

OPAL Dina Ciraulo Opal the Movie, LLC dina.ciraulo@gmail.com www.opalthemovie.com

A MOMENT OF SILENCE Diana Reichenbach diana.reichenbach@gmail.com

OUR WEDDING Cheri Gaulke Harvard-Westlake School cgaulke@hw.com

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE IS NOT BEING DEAD Saskia Vischer saskia vischer productions saskia@saskiavischer.com MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS Matthew Kallis Canyonback Films, LLC matthew@kallis.org MR. BJARNFREDARSON Hannes Páll Pálsson Sagafilm hannes@sagafilm.is www.sagafilm.is MY BROTHERS Claire McCaughley Rubicon Films claire@treasure.ie

PARA FUERA, A PORTRAIT OF DR. RICHARD J. BING Patrick Degan Nonfiction Unlimited patrick@spots.net PATAGONIA Clay Epstein The Little Film Company clay@thelittlefilmcompany.com www.thelittlefilmcompany.com PERSIAH’S STORY John Morrison CFI Education education@cafilm.org www.cafilm.org THE POOL Thomas Hefferon thomashefferon@gmail.com

NIGER ’66, A PEACE CORPS DIARY Judy Irola Neska Euskaldaren Pelikula jirola@cinema.usc.edu www.niger66.com

THE POTATO HUNTER Timothy Hittle canhead@sbcglobal.net www.jayclay.net

NOWHERE BOY Spencer Peeples The Weinstein Company spencer.peeples@weinsteinco.com

PRECIOUS LIFE Yoav Ze’evi Origami Entertainment yoav@jasmine.tv

NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY [THE SCHULBERG/WALETZKY RESTORATION] Sandra Schulberg Schulberg Productions, Inc. sschulberg@aol.com

PUZZLE Ryan Werner IFC Films rtwerner@ifcfilms.com www.ifcfilms.com

OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS Carlos Muñoz Vazquez Latinofusion chas@latinofusion.com.mx www.latinofusion.com.mx

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PRINT SOURCES QUEEN OF HEARTS Aida LiPera Visit Films al@visitfilms.com www.visitfilms.com

SEBBE Gunnar Almér Swedish Film Institute gunnar.almer@sfi.se www.sfi.se

STONE Wendy Merry Overture Films wendy.merry@overturefilms.net http://www.overturefilms.net/

QUEEN OF THE SUN Jon Betz Collective Eye, Inc. jon@collectiveeye.org www.collectiveeye.org

SEEDS OF THE FALL Andreas Fock Swedish Film Institute andreas.fock@sfi.se www.sfi.se

SUBMISSION Ann Kristin Westerberg johanna.moller@sf.se

THE QUIET LIFE Timothy Hittle canhead@sbcglobal.net www.jayclay.net

SENIORS ROCKING Mike King ZAS Film mike.king@earthlink.net www.zasfilm.ch

RED HILL Brandon Peters Strand Releasing brandon@strandreleasing.com www.strandreleasing.com THE REVERSE Jersy Kapuscinski Film Studio KADR studio@kadr.com.pl www.kadr.com.pl

THE SILK ROAD Cynthia Pepper Xanadu Entertainment LLC cpepperdance@aol.com www.cynthiapepper.com A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN Brandon Peters Strand Releasing brandon@strandreleasing.com www.strandreleasing.com

THE RIVER Ronald Chase SF Art and Film for Teenagers rchase@chaseartfilm.com www.filmworkshopsf.org

SOUTHBOUND Elizabeth O’Keefe Uncommon Productions LLC lyz@uncommonproductions.com

THE RIVER WHY Kristi Denton Cohen Peloton Productions kdc@pelotonproductions.com www.pelotonproductions.com

SPACE, LAND AND TIME: UNDERGROUND ADVENTURES WITH ANT FARM Elizabeth Federici federicie@gmail.com

ROB AND VALENTYNA IN SCOTLAND Eric Lynne robvalscotland@gmail.com www.robandvalentynainscotland.com

THE STAND Cheri Gaulke Harvard-Westlake School cgaulke@hw.com

ROXY Shirley Petchprapa Issara Films shirley@issara.net www.issara.net

STANDING STILL Marcia Ong marcia@4-reelfilms.com

SAND Rob Nilsson Citizen Cinema rnilsson@robnilsson.com www.citizencinema.net

STILL LIFE Cheri Gaulke Harvard-Westlake School cgaulke@hw.com THE STINKING SHIP Bagassi Koura bagassi.koura@gmail.com www.thestinkingship.com

SYAWAL WAS VERY SCARED Wilma Ligthart Wilma Ligthart Media Productions wilma@wilmaligthart.nl www.ligthartmediaprodukties.nl TAPEWORM Tracy Podell East 3rd Productions tracy.podell@gmail.com TEHRAN TEHRAN Amir Esfandiari Farabi Cinema Foundation fcf1@dpi.net.ir www.fcf-ir.com THE TEMPEST Julie Fontaine Miramax Films & Touchstone Pictures julie.fontaine@miramax.com

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THEMBA – A BOY CALLED HOPE Marlow de Mardt DO Productions (Pty) Ltd marlow@doproductions.com www.doproductions.com THINKING DEAD Jerry DeCamp DaVinci Charter Academy jdecamp@djusdcak12.org

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WITNESS TO HIROSHIMA Kathy Sloane kathysloanephotographer@yahoo.com www.witnesstohiroshima.com

WHEN WE LEAVE Julia Radke Independent Artists Filmproduktion julia@independent-artists-filmproduktion.de www.indenpendent-artists-produktion.de WHITE WALLS Sharilyn Scharff AIM, Tamalpais High School aimteachers@mac.com

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FILMS BY COUNTRY JA PA N

Patagonia Puzzle

Miral Moloch Tropical Puzzle Queen of Hearts Queen of the Sun*

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G ER M A N Y The Crocodiles Desert Flower Kinshasa Symphony Kung Fu Chefs* Lebensader A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation Queen of the Sun* The Two Horses of Genghis Khan When We Leave

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The King’s Speech Queen of the Sun* Red Hill

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AUS T R I A Desert Flower

BEL G IUM Dumas

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Becloud Biutiful Guests of Space TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives*

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Black Field

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The Child Prodigy Heartbeats Leave Them Laughing

Moloch Tropical

EEP! The Indian The Stinking Ship* Syawal Was Very Scared

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TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives*

Guests of Space* Of Love and Other Demons

HONG KONG Kung Fu Chefs

C O S TA RIC A Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists Of Love and Other Demons

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HUNGA RY Katalin Varga

IC EL A ND Mr. Bjarnfredarson

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Journey from Zanskar

Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists

IR A N Tehran Tehran

C ZEC H REPUBL IC Kawasaki’s Rose

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DENM A R K

My Brothers The Pool

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat

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To Educate a Girl

Good Night, Let the Bugs Bite

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Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists

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About Her Brother Atomic Mom* Cast me if you can Witness to Hiroshima*

FR A NC E Desert Flower Dumas Jean-François Kung Fu Chefs* Love Crime

I SR A EL Miral Precious Life

ITA LY Cosmonauta Queen of the Sun* The Winner

NE W ZE A L A ND Queen of the Sun*

NIG ER Niger ’66, A Peace Corps Diary

NIG ERI A Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat

NORWAY Angry Man A Somewhat Gentle Man Twigson

PA L E S T INI A N TERRITORIE S Miral* Precious Life*

P OL A ND Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists The Reverse

ROM A NI A The Cage Katalin Varga

S OM A L I A Desert Flower*

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Themba – A Boy Called Hope

17th Street Plaza All My Friends Are Funeral Singers Atomic Mom Blue Valentine Canhead Capture the Flag Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange Conviction Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice Cut Poison Burn The Debt Decision Day: The Musical Delmer Builds a Machine Dem Shoes Desert Flower* Echomotion Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the World’ The Empire Strikes Back Escape from Suburbia Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Evolution of War Fair Game Fanny, Annie & Danny Finding My Way Food Stamped The Forest Gayby Git Along, Little Dogies Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists Golf in the Kingdom Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat Green Profile Series: Franceyez Guests of Space How to Set a House on Fire Journey from Zanskar La La Love You Leave Them Laughing Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave Lintscape Missed Connections Mr. Bjarnfredarson* A Moment of Silence MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS Niger ‘66, A Peace Corps Diary Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today [The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration] Old People Driving Opal Our Wedding Para Fuera, A Portrait of Dr. Richard J. Bing

S O U T H KOR E A The Housemaid

SPA IN Biutiful The Cortege Estigmas Guests of Space The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead

S WA Z IL A ND Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists

S W EDEN The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest Sebbe Seeds of the Fall Submission

S W IT ZERL A ND Julia’s Disappearance The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead Queen of the Sun* Seniors Rocking

T IBE T Journey from Zanskar*

T UR K E Y When We Leave*

UGA NDA To Educate a Girl

UK 127 Hours Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Desert Flower* Katalin Varga The King’s Speech Kung Fu Chefs* Made in Dagenham Miral Nowhere Boy Queen of the Sun* Rob and Valentyna in Scotland The Stinking Ship*

Persiah’s Story The Potato Hunter Quality Time Queen of the Sun The Quiet Life The River The River Why Rob and Valentyna in Scotland Roxy Sand Seniors Rocking The Silk Road Southbound Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm The Stand Standing Still Still Life The Stinking Ship Stone Tapeworm The Tempest Thinking Dead Tiny Furniture To Educate a Girl Top Spin TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives Tuned In Twenty-Four Inches Untietled Victor Ramirez, Asesino Wahid’s Mobile Bookstore Wangypong the Movie White Walls William Vincent Witness to Hiroshima

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Hefferon, Thomas The Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Hidalgo, Hilda Of Love and Other Demons . . . . . . . . . 102 Hittle, Timothy Canhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 The Jay Clay Trilogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 The Potato Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 The Quiet Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 95 Hooper, Tom The King’s Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Hormann, Sherry Desert Flower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Houtman, Ineke The Indian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Hrebejk, Jan Kawasaki’s Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Hughes, Patrick Red Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Im Sang-soo The Housemaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Iñárritu, Alejandro González Biutiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Irola, Judy Niger ‘66, A Peace Corps Diary . . . . . . 101 Jacobson, Hunter Evolution of War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Jarl, Stefan Submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Jasenovec, Nick Para Fuera, A Portrait of Dr. Richard J. Bing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Jeffery, David H. Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Kahiu, Wanuri From a Whisper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Kallis, Matthew D. MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS . . . . . . . . . 101 Kapoor, Ravi Victor Ramirez, Asesino . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Karampour, Mehdi Tehran Tehran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Keenan, Harry Wangypong the Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Kelly, Nancy TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives . . 109 Kerven, Bret Echomotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Khosla, Anjoo Wahid’s Mobile Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . 101 Killi, Anita Angry Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Klein, Sarah Good Night, Let the Bugs Bite . . . . . . . . 91

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Nilsson, Rob Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Ogata, Atsushi Cast me if you can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Omori, Emiko Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the World’ . . . . . . . . . . 90 Onah, Julius Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat. . . . . . 82 Ong, Marcia Standing Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Parrinello, Will Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Peck, Raoul Moloch Tropical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Pepper, Cynthia The Silk Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Petchprapa, Shirley Roxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Pictet, Olivier The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Potash, Shira Hordes Food Stamped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Potash, Yoav Food Stamped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Recuenco, Marc The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Redford, James Quality Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 95 Reichenbach, Diana A Moment of Silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Rendina, Fred To Educate a Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Robertson, Mary Missed Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Roca, Alba Mora Guests of Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Rodgers, Greg W. 17th Street Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Ropelewski, Tom Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange . . 87 Rudavsky, Oren To Educate a Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Rutili, Tim All My Friends Are Funeral Singers . . . 84 Schaub, Christoph Julia’s Disappearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Schnabel, Julian Miral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Schulberg, Stuart Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today [The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration] . . . 102

Seresesky, Marina The Cortege . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Siegel, Taggart Queen of the Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Silvia, M.T. Atomic Mom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Sitaru, Adrian The Cage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Skyler, Lisanne Capture the Flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Sloane, Kathy Witness to Hiroshima . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Smirnoff, Natalia Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Sokoloff, Max La La Love You. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 The River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Son, Mina T. Top Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Steffen, Angela Lebensader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Strebel, Emma Finding My Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Streitfeld, Susan Golf in the Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Strickland, Peter Katalin Varga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Sycholt, Stefanie Themba – A Boy Called Hope. . . . . . . . 108 Taylor-Wood, Sam Nowhere Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Taymor, Julie The Tempest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Torrado, Pablo Martín The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Wallner, Martin A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Wilcox, Emily 24 Inches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Wischmann, Claus Kinshasa Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Yamada, Yoji About Her Brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Yip Wing-kin Kung Fu Chefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Zaballos, Henry How to Set a House on Fire . . . . . . . . . 111 Zakheim, Landon Delmer Builds a Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Zaritsky, John Leave Them Laughing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

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ADVERTISER INDEX 13 Bernard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 20/20 Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 39 33 North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 102.1 KDFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 123 Bolinas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 A Party Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Alice @ 97.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria . . . . . . . . .34 App Store–MVFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Appian Paverstones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 AT&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 AT&T Yellow Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Balboa Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 BandTogether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Bank of Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Barefoot Wine & Bubbly . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Bellam Self Storage & Boxes. . . . . . . . 76 Black Limousines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 California Bank & Trust . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Capitola Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa . . . . . . . .36 Cavallo Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 CBS 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Champagne French Bakery Cafe . . . . 132 Courtesan Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Delicious! Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Dimitroff’s Frame Shop . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Disher Music & Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Dolby Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Dominican University of California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 71 Dorothy Slattery, DDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Dream Dynamic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 East Bay Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Eastman Kodak Company . . . . . . . . . 137 Eileen Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ETC Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel . . . . . . . . 166 Extranomical Adventures. . . . . . . . . . 171 Fabrizio Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Final Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Fiske Video Productions . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Focus Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 The Folk Art Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Fort Docs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 FrameCrafters Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Frantoio Ristorante & Olive Oil Co. . . .53

Frogs Hot Tubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 From Soup to Nuts Catering/Bogie’s Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 FUREVERMORE.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Galliani Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Giraffex Graphic Design . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Helen Baldovinos-Morgan Stanley . . .46 ICG Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Idyllwild Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Il Davide Cucina Italiana . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Illumigarden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 In Ticketing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Joie de Vivre Hospitality, Marin Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Judy’s Breadsticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Kenwood Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 KGO Newstalk 810 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 KidFlix Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 KQED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 L.inc Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 La Ginestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Larkspur Hotel Mill Valley . . . . . . . . . 120 Lexus of Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 LG Electronics . . . . . . . . inside front cover LRG Capital Group Family of Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Lucasfilm Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover Marin Art Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Marin Community Foundation . . . . . . . 67 Marin French Cheese Company. . . . . . 16 Marin Independent Journal . . . . . . . . .72 Marin Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Marin Oriental Rug House . . . . . . . . . . 52 Marin Suites Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Marin Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Marin Theatre Company . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan Insurance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce . . 156 Mill Valley Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Mill Valley Library Foundation . . . . . . .58 Mill Valley Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Mitchel Berman Cabinetmakers . . . . . . 4 Montecito Shopping Center . . . . . . . . 170 Moss & Moss Antiques, Et Cetera . . . . . 4 Mountain Home Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 MW General Contracting . . . . . . . . . . .42 Origany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Pacific Gas and Electric Company . . . . 14 Pacific Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

Pearl’s Phat Burgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Peet’s Coffee & Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Piatti Ristorante & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Piazza D’Angelo Ristorante . . . . . . . . 145 Pizza Antica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Post Street Surgery Center . . . . . . . . . 47 Private Ocean . . . . . . . . inside back cover Richardson Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rims & Goggles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Rough House Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Ruby Livingdesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Sabor of Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 SAGIndie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 San Domenico School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 San Rafael BID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 San Rafael Joe’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Scandinavian Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Seidel Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 SF Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Shunzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Skywalker Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Smartwater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sol Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Special Agent Productions . . . . . . . . . 165 Stephan-Hill Jewelry Designers . . . . . . 4 Stephanie Wickham Witt - Pacific Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Strawberry Village Dental Care - Joseph L. Bauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Strawberry Village Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Sweet Things. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Sweet Things At Home . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Tarras Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Technicolor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 The Taco Guys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Thrifty Car Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Thumbprint Cellars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157 THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Tiburon Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Town Center Corte Madera . . . . . . . . . . 2 Union Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 VERGE Wine Cellars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Wells Fargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Whole Foods Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Yelp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Yet Wah Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Zaentz Media Center, A Wareham Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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5@5: Gimme Some Truth . . . . . . . . . . . 82 5@5: Just Like Starting Over . . . . . . . . 82 5@5: Nobody Told Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 5@5: Watching the Wheels . . . . . . . . . . 83 5@5: Working Class Hero . . . . . . . . . . . 83 17th Street Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 24 Inches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 127 Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 About Her Brother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Adrift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 All My Friends Are Funeral Singers . . 84 Angry Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Atomic Mom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Becloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Biutiful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Black Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Blue Valentine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 The Cage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Canhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Capture the Flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Cast me if you can . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon & Dorothea Lange . . 87 The Child Prodigy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Conviction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Cortege . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Cosmonauta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 The Crocodiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cut Poison Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Decision Day: The Musical . . . . . . . . . 111 Delmer Builds a Machine . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Dem Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Desert Flower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Dumas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Echomotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the World’ . . . . . . . . . 90 EEP! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 The Empire Strikes Back . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Escape from Suburbia . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Estigmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Evolution of War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Fair Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Fanny, Annie & Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Finding My Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Food Stamped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 The Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 From a Whisper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Gayby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Git Along, Little Dogies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Global Focus VII: The New Environmentalists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Golf in the Kingdom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Good Night, Let the Bugs Bite . . . . . . . 91 Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat. . . . . 82 Green Profile Series: Franceyez . . . . 111 Guests of Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Heartbeats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Hi De Ho Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 The Housemaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 How to Set a House on Fire . . . . . . . . 111 The Indian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 The Jay Clay Trilogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Jean-François . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Journey from Zanskar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Julia’s Disappearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Katalin Varga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Kawasaki’s Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 The King’s Speech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Kinshasa Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Kung Fu Chefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 La La Love You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Leave Them Laughing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Lebensader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 L intscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Love Crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Made in Dagenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Miral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Missed Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Mr. Bjarnfredarson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Moloch Tropical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 A Moment of Silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 The Most Important Thing in Life Is Not Being Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS . . . . . . . . 101 My Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Niger ‘66, A Peace Corps Diary . . . . . 101 Nowhere Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today [The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration] . . . 102 Of Love and Other Demons . . . . . . . . 102 Old People Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Opal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Our Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Para Fuera: A Portrait of Dr. Richard J. Bing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Patagonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Persiah’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

The Pool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 The Potato Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Precious Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Puzzle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Quality Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 95 Queen of Hearts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Queen of the Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 The Quiet Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 95 Red Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 The Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 The River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 The River Why . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Rob and Valentyna in Scotland . . . . . . 82 Roxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Sebbe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Seeds of the Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Seniors Rocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 The Silk Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 A Somewhat Gentle Man . . . . . . . . . . 106 Southbound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm. . . . . . . . 107 The Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Standing Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Still Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 The Stinking Ship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Stone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Submission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Syawal Was Very Scared . . . . . . . . . . 110 Tapeworm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Tehran Tehran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 The Tempest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Themba - A Boy Called Hope . . . . . . . 108 Thinking Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Tiny Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 To Educate a Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Top Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives . 109 Truth Be Told . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Tuned In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Twigson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 The Two Horses of Genghis Khan . . . 110 Untietled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Victor Ramirez, Asesino . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Wahid’s Mobile Bookstore . . . . . . . . . 101 Wangypong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Wangypong the Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 When We Leave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 White Walls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 William Vincent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 The Winner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Witness to Hiroshima . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

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MVFF33 Schedule  

Schedule of the 2010 Mill Valley Film Festival films and events.

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