43rd Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) will take place Thursday, October 8– Sunday, October 18, 2020
The 43rd Mill Valley Film Festival is coming and it will be unlike anything they’ve presented before.
The eleven-day northern California festival taking place October 8 – 18 will boast the year’s best films from all corners of the globe, presented in their online virtual screening room and at their own studio-grade drive-in cinema located at the Lagoon Park at the Marin County Civic Center.
Next week will kick off the Mill Valley Film Festival’s 2020 Contenders Season with the World Premiere of All In: The Fight for Democracy, featuring politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, as well as our first-ever Active Cinema Spotlight Award Presentation for filmmakers Lisa Cortés and Liz Garbus, on September 2.
“We are delighted to be presenting the World Premiere of All In: The Fight for Democracy, and partnering with our long-time friends at the Telluride Film Festival,” said Mark Fishkin. “All In: The Fight for Democracy is a film for our times and also timeless; the subject matter could not be more important as we enter this election season. The ability of a great film to not only create empathy, but to activate a cause can never be underestimated. It’s also the personal story of Stacey Abrams, who has devoted her life to equity and a democratic society. All In: the Fight for Democracy, is all that, and so much more.”
Julie Huntsinger adds, “How incredible it is to be able to share the important message of a singular woman – the one and only Stacey Abrams! Lisa Cortes and Liz Garbus have created an exhilarating portrait of Stacey and the fight against voter suppression. This is a film for everyone and we hope our spotlight leads to many others.”
Directed by Oscar and Emmy-Award nominated filmmaker Lisa Cortés and Oscar®-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus, All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the enduring legacy of voter suppression in the US and features Stacey Abrams, the first Black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major party in the United States.