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MUDBOUND Wins 2017 Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Award

Dee Rees’s post-World War II drama Mudbound has won the Overall Audience Award at the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival. The festival has Audience Favorite awards in its separate sections including US Cinema, World Cinema and Documentaries. Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, earned to top prize in US Cinema. These two awards have ...

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Mill Valley Film Festival 40: Mind the Gap – Women in Film and Tech

One of the great things about the Mill Valley Film Festival has been its Gender Equality Initiative Mind the Gap. Now in its third year, Mind the Gap is a festival-wide celebration and call to action, focused on the intersection of women in film and tech, featuring films, panels, conversations and more. In anticipation of MVFF’s 40th anniversary, the Festival committed ...

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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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