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Tuesday
Oct142014

5@5 SHORT FILMS: FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

A selection of short films from MVFF37, including:
LAVA (James Ford Murphy, US) - A new short from Disney’s Pixar, Lava is a musical love story taking place over millions of years, inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes.
AMERICAN GLADIATORS (Lara Gallagher, US) - Sibling rivalry between sisters takes an unexpected turn in Lara Gallagher’s American Gladiators.
BRICOLAGE (Michael Schwartz, US) - Artist and best-selling author Keri Smith (Wreck This Journal) poses the question: “How can we care about something if we don't notice it?” And then invites the camera to explore the world she creates for her readers.
FENTO MANAGEMENT (Martin Sweeney, US)  - Welcome to the new corporate landscape of leadership in Martin Sweeney’s visionary Femto-Management: A Micromentary.
MAD GOD (Phil Tippett, US) - The animation train screams to a stop with visual effects master Phil Tippett’s first installment of Mad God, where characters writhe in macabre, nightmarish splendor.
ONE YEAR LEASE (Brian Bolster, US) - Ahhh, renting an apartment in New York City: Tiny, challenging spaces coupled with enormous rents. Told almost entirely through voicemail messages, One Year Lease documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Casper as they endure a year-long sentence with Rita, the cat-loving landlady.
SIREN (Alex Clark, Canada) - Alex Clark’s creepy Siren joins paramedics who face more than they bargained for in an emergency response.

 

Sun, Oct 12 • 8:30 PM 
Throckmorton Theatre 
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Tuesday
Oct142014

AFTER THE FALL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS WES BENTLEY, JASON ISAACS AND SAAR KLEIN

 


 

An insurance broker (Wes Bentley) with a strict moral code loses his job and discovers a different, riskier line of work in this finely tuned feature debut where conceit and conscience clash-and doing the right thing is not quite as obvious as it seems.

 

Sat, Oct 11 • 8:00 PM 
CinéArts@Sequoia 
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Tuesday
Oct142014

ADDED SCREENINGS AT MVFF37

 

PLASTIC MAN: THE ARTFUL LIFE OF JERRY ROSS BARRISH



Jerry Ross Barrish’s life is one of metamorphoses: First an activist bail bondsman in the 1960s, then a
filmmaker, he now sculpts plastic detritus into figures alive with feeling. His story-teeming with prizefighters,
gangsters, and other larger-than-life characters-is captured in this brilliantly photographed documentary.

Sunday, Oct.12 • 8pm
Lark Theatre • Larkspur

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THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW
AND DISAPPEARED


In a richly absurd romp that was the top-grossing film in Sweden last year, a centenarian explosives buff
slips out of his retirement home and is soon roaming around with 50 millionkronor in gangster cash and
a posse of eccentric new friends.

Saturday, Oct.11 • 2pm
CinéArts@Sequoia • Mill Valley

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ALLoT

 

For those who grew up alongside Michael Apted’s epic Up Series, multimedia wizard John Sanborn has upped the ante with ALLoT of mindful self-reflection and plenty of heart in a film following the lives of 15 friends who meet again, 40 years after high school.

Sunday, Oct.12 • 8pm
Christopher B. Smith Film Center 

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TIMBUKTU

 

cri de coeur from Timbuktu to here, director-co-writer Sissako’s vibrant, graceful film, set during the jihadist takeover of northern Mali in 2012, depicts a community and family fraying and fracturing-though also finding moments of joy and fun-under forced occupation.

Sunday, Oct.12 • 8pm
Christopher B. Smith Film Center
 

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ADDED SCREENINGS

 

NIGHTCRAWLER - 10/8 - Cinema CM
BLACK & WHITE - 10/10 - Sequoia 2
ST. VINCENT - 10/10 - Sequoia 2
THEORY OF EVERYTHING - 10/11 - Rafael 1
CAPTURING GRACE - 10/12 - Lark
DIOR AND I - 10/12 - Sequoia 1
FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN - 10/12 - Rafael 1
ST. VINCENT - 10/12 - Rafael 1
WILD - 10/12 - Sequoia 2

 


 

Tuesday
Oct142014

NIGHTCRAWLER - ADDED TO MVFF37 SCHEDULE

 

NIGHTCRAWLER


JUST ADDED: Jake Gyllenhaal in NIGHTCRAWLER - Wednesday, Oct. 8  7:30 pm at Century Cinema Corte Madera

"Gyllenhaal gets his hands dirty in brilliant news thriller—Jake Gyllenhaal drops 30 pounds—mostly from his morals—to play an ambulance-chasing hack in this LA-set satire also featuring an on-form Riz Ahmed and revelatory Rene Russo." - The Guardian, London

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Monday
Oct132014

VARIETY CONTENDERS: CONVERSATION WITH DARREN ARONOFSKY



This Awards season conversation, with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan) looks at the creative and collaborative filmmaking process involved in his newest work, Noah, with an emphasis on visual effects. Aronofsky will be joined by the film’s four-time Oscar-nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Ben Snow and Animation Supervisor Marc Chu from Industrial Light & Magic. The program will include clips and an onstage conversation with Steve Chagollan, Senior Features Editor of Variety.

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