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Monday
Oct132014

TIFF AWARD WINNERS AT MVFF

THE IMITATION GAME won the coveted People's Choice Award, TIFF's top honor! 

The "vamp-camp" romp WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS took home the Midnight Madness Award. 

Check out the complete list of winners on Indiewire.

THE IMITATION GAME
 

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
 

Monday
Oct132014

DIOR AND I

NEW ADDITION TO SCHEDULE:  DIOR AND I

In Dior and I, one enters the storied world that is the House of Christian Dior with a priveleged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as the iconic brand's new Artistic Director.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE FILM & TICKETING INFO. 

Monday
Oct132014

ST. VINCENT

NEW ADDITION TO SCHEDULE:  ST. VINCENT

The beloved Bill Murray stars as a decidedly unlovable grouch who’s charged with looking after the
precocious kid next door in this darkly comedic and surprisingly sweet film, which also features Melissa
McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Naomi Watts.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE FILM & TICKETING INFO. 


Monday
Oct132014

METALLICA: MVFF ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

MVFF37 is delighted to welcome Metallica, locals and longtime friends of the festival, as Artists in Residence. James HetfieldKirk HammettLars Ulrich, and Robert Trujillo (L. to R.) have each selected a film to host at the festival and will be present to introduce and discuss their chosen films. Check them out HERE.

Tickets will be available to the general public on Sunday, Sept. 14 — CFI members get advance access to tickets starting now, based on membership level. Now is a great time to join; all new memberships are 20% off!

Take your MVFF | Metallica experience to the next level at the MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF JACO. Robert Trujillo hosts an evening of extraordinary live musical perf

Tuesday
Sep232014

EARLY CONFIRMED DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 

 

3 STILL STANDING

USA  |  Directors: Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero

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It’s 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearheaded a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the “big time” are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy “crash” hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, Will, Larry, and Johnny scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant, and true to the art form we love (beanfield productions). Cast: Larry "Bubbles" Brown, Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Dana Carvey, Paula Poundstone, Robin Williams. World Premiere
 

CAPTURING GRACE

USA  |  Director and Screenwriter: David Iverson

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This inside look at a unique dance program for adults with Parkinson’s, led by a former company member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, challenges our expectations about illness and art. World Premiere
 

DYING TO KNOW: RAM DASS & TIMOTHY LEARY

USA  |  Director: Gay Dillingham, Screenwriter: David Leach

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Narrated by Robert Redford, DYING TO KNOW is a touching and controversial story of friendship, life, death and the art of experimentation. Spanning 50 years, the film invites you to explore the depth of two friends, Timothy Leary and Ram Dass, and their exploration of the process of dying. Featuring rare interviews and intimate conversations you can’t help but “turn on, tune in and drop out” and learn how two Harvard professors shaped a generation experimenting with LSD and spirituality. Cast: Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass), Timothy Leary, Dr. Andrew Weil, Roshi Joan Halifax, Huston Smith, John Perry Barlow, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Zach Leary, Joanna Harcourst Smith, Peggy Mellon Hitchcock. World Premiere
 

FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN

USA  |  Director: Karina Epperlein

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Bay Area filmmaker Karina Epperlein follows six African American college freshmen, alumni of the unique Ohio mentoring program Alchemy, Inc., and well-equipped with self-confidence and critical-thinking skills, as they leave home for the first time. Cast: Darius Simpson, Brandyn Costa, Stacee Starr, Imani Scruggs, Shawntrail Smith, Tyler Jones, Kwame Scruggs, Jerry Kwame Williams. World Premiere 
 

F R E E

USA  |  Directors: Suzanne LaFetra and David Collier

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A feature length documentary following five teens through a year in an Oakland dance program. Their journey in the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company reveals how collaborative art can be a foundation for personal discovery, turning the courage, determination, and stamina demanded of their lives into a contagious joy. World Premiere
 

HOW I GOT OVER

USA  |  Director: Nicole Boxer

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Nicole Boxer’s documentary follows a group of women all residents of Washington, DC, recovery community
N Street Village as they prepare to turn their harrowing life stories into a theater piece that will be performed at the Kennedy Center.

 

IN PLAIN SIGHT

USA  |  Director and Screenwriter: Erica Jordan

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Director Erica Jordan follows humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine as she travels to the largest red-light district in Kolkata, India, to shoot portraits of enslaved women just a few of the millions of victims of slavery Kristine has made it her mission to document. World Premiere
 

PLASTIC MAN: THE ARTFUL LIFE OF JERRY ROSS BARRISH

USA  |  Director: William Farley, Editor: Richard Levien

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. World Premiere
  

RACING TO ZERO, IN PURSUIT OF ZERO WASTE

USA  |  Director: Christopher Beaver

For two decades, San Francisco’s Department of the Environment has been working toward the goal of zero waste and now recycles, composts, and reuses a whopping 80 percent of its garbage but the race to eradicate trash continues, and this rousing film exhorts us to join in. 

 

STATES OF GRACE

USA  |  Directors: Helen Cohen and Mark Lipman

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A revered HIV/AIDS doctor miraculously survives a head-on crash on the Golden Gate Bridge and struggles to recreate a meaningful life despite her severe physical disabilities. Her family is turned upside down, as her longtime partner becomes her primary caregiver and the only able-bodied parent to their disabled daughter (IMDb). World Premiere 


THE NEW ENVIRONMENTALISTS: FROM ITHACA TO THE AMAZON

USA, Estonia, India, Indonesia, Peru, Russia, South Africa  |  Directors and Screenwriters: John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Will Parrinello

These environmental heroes put themselves in harm's way building strong grassroots support in the face of intimidating adversaries. Narrated by Robert Redford, this powerful collection of true-life stories illustrates how ordinary people can effect extraordinary change. Cast: Robert Redford-narrator, Michael Tucker & Jill Eikenbery-voice over. World Premiere