EatDrinkFilms is presenting In Defense of Food at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 10, 14, & 16 and as part of our Food Day / Film Day celebration at the Roxie Theatre on Saturday, October 24. Continue reading
by Pam Grady
What do Sir Ian McKellen and stop-motion puppets have in common? They are both high points in the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival. McKellen is being feted on Sunday, Oct. 11, with a special tribute that includes a clip reel and onstage conversation, and given McKellen’s career, encompassing film, theater, and television and running the gamut from Shakespeare to X-Men and the Lord of the Rings series, that ought to be a scintillating evening. Continue reading
The Mill Valley Film Festival has acquired a reputation in recent years as a post-Toronto/Telluride way station for Oscar bait, and with good reason. Eventual Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne was feted at the 2014 festival, and five of the last eight Oscar-winning performances came from films that played Mill Valley. Continue reading
Like almost any large-scale film fest, the Mill Valley Film Festival is really comprised of several different festivals serving several different masters placed under one giant umbrella. Although the event is spread out over many cities and about a dozen venues, you could view the ultra-low-budget drama Uncertain Terms , the Robert Downey, Jr. vehicle The Judge (slated for a wide release on October 10), and the Israeli Oscar hopeful Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem on a single Monday afternoon without even switching movie theaters. Continue reading
by Gary Meyer
In my work for the Telluride Film Festival I’ve seen 24 of the new features showing at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival. It’s a strong lineup, and I’ll be seeing many more over the next ten days. Here are some recommendations, in alphabetical order, as they appear in the program book.