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INTERVIEW: Barry Jenkins on being an active ally, who he’s influenced by and the ensemble of MOONLIGHT

I recently sat down for a conversation with writer/director Barry Jenkins to talk about his extraordinary new film Moonlight. The film tells the story of a largely under-represented section of society – queer African-American males. In this interview, we discuss the film, what it means to be an active ally, his cinematic influences, and his incredible ensemble cast. READ: Review: ‘Moonlight’ ...

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‘Lion’ and ‘Moonlight’ Win 39th Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Awards

The Weinstein Company’s LION and A24’s MOONLIGHT walked away with the top Audience Awards from the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, which concluded last Sunday with the film LOVING. During the festival LION‘s Nicole Kidman was on hand to receive a tribute and present her film and MOONLIGHT director Barry Jenkins was on hand to present his film for the festival’s Director’s ...

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Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner Character Posters for ‘Arrival,’ Plus TV Spots

The marketing blitz for Paramount’s sci-fi drama Arrival, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, is hitting full steam this week with two brand new character posters for each actor, a collection of the multiple TV spots for the film and culminating in the film opening the Mill Valley Film Festival last night with Adams in tow. The film also recently ...

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Review: ‘La La Land’ (★★★★)

La La Land is a film that often fights and challenges itself. It complains about Hollywood as much as it adores it (a line from Ryan Gosling that L.A. “worships everything and values nothing” is especially on point) and that paradox is only part of why it’s just a great film. It’s almost impossibly romantic and hopeful and wistful (like ...

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Pablo Larraín to receive Variety International Director of the Year at 39th Mill Valley Film Festival

PABLO LARRAĺN TO RECEIVE VARIETY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 AT THE 39TH MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL   SAN RAFAEL, CA (October 3, 2016) – The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor director Pablo Larraín with the Variety International Director of the Year Award, which will be presented to him following a just announced screening of his ...

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39th Mill Valley Film Festival Master Class: The Women Behind Hidden Figures

THE WOMEN BEHIND HIDDEN FIGURES  | MASTER CLASS SATURDAY, OCT. 8, 11:00am | SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER   SAN RAFAEL, CA. (September 23, 2016) – The Mill Valley Film Festival (October 6 – 16, 2016), presented by the California Film Institute, is pleased to present a master class of THE WOMEN BEHIND HIDDEN FIGURES as part of the BEHIND THE SCREENS ...

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39th Mill Valley Film Festival to Spotlight Aaron Eckhart

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A SPOTLIGHT ON AARON ECKHART OCTOBER 15TH, 2016   SAN RAFAEL, CA (September 23, 2016) – The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor actor Aaron Eckhart with a Spotlight, featuring an on-stage conversation, a screening of BLEED FOR THIS, and the presentation of the MVFF Award. Spotlight on Aaron Eckhart Aaron Eckhart’s blistering breakout role ...

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39th Mill Valley Film Festival puts the Spotlight on Gael García Bernal

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES A SPOTLIGHT ON GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL OCTOBER 10TH, 2016 SAN RAFAEL, CA (September 21, 2016) – The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor actor-director-producer Gael Garcia Bernal with a Spotlight, featuring an on-stage conversation, a screening of NERUDA, and the presentation of the MVFF Award. Spotlight on Gael Garcia Bernal Actor-director-producer Gael García Bernal first ...

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