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					                                          OCTOBER 4–14 | 2007

                                           Presented by the California Film Institute

                                        Christopher B. Smith
                                        Rafael Film Center • CineArts@Sequioa
                                        142 Throckmorton Theatre

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CFI would like to thank the following individuals
and foundations for their generous support of
the Milestone campaign.
Leadership circLe                 Susan and Michael Schwartz        Karen Fry
Christopher B. and Jeannie        Ruth and Alan Scott               Lisa Graeber
 Meg Smith                        Lois and Mel Tukman               Donna and Don Kelleher
                                                                    Fred M. Levin and Nancy
investor circLe                   siLver circLe                       Livingston, The Shenson
Anonymous                         Anonymous                           Foundation
Jennifer Coslett MacCready        Jennifer Barker                   Zara and Dennis Muren
Gruber Family Foundation          Kamala Geroux-Berry               Mary and Bill Poland
                                    and David Berry                 Gordon Radley
pLatinum circLe                   Gloria and Jack Clumeck           Marlies and Zachary Zeisler
Henry Timnick                     Alice Corning/Springcreek
Christine Zecca Foundation          Foundation                      major foundation support
                                  Marie and Brian Collins           Bernard Osher Foundation
GoLd circLe                       Leonard Eber                      William and Flora Hewlett
Anonymous                         Margaret E. Haas                   Foundation
Richard Barker                    Nancy Hudson                      Marin Community Foundation
Jackie and Ken Broad              Andrée Poirier Jansheski          Miranda Lux Foundation
William Hudson                    Bobbie Meyer                      San Francisco Foundation
  and Nora Gibson                 Heidi Richardson                  Academy of Motion Pictures
Katz Family Foundation              and Michael V. Dyett             Arts and Sciences
Michael Klein                     Lynn Robbie and David Hering      Barbro Osher Pro Suecia
K.C. and Steve Lauck              Ruthellen and Monte Toole          Foundation
Monahan Parker, Inc.              Saul Zaentz
Terese and Robert Payne                                             Government support
Robin Wright Penn                 Bronze circLe                     County of Marin
  and Sean Penn                   Jeffrey Edman                     National Endowment for
Lente Louw and Eric Schwartz      Catherine and Peter Flaxman        the Arts

CFI Milestone Campaign
For three decades the California Film Institute    	 Through	the	generous	support	of	our		
and the Mill Valley Film Festival have enriched    	 community,	we	will	be	able	to:
the cultural lives of Marin County and Bay
Area residents. With the opening of the            • Continue the high-quality, innovative
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in          programming that has earned CFI its
1999, the Institute found a first-class festival    international reputation
venue and a permanent, year-round home for
its many programs. The community has also          • Maintain the Smith Rafael Film Center’s
embraced this unique gem, one of the few            pristine condition and keep pace with the
nonprofit film centers in the country.              latest industry technology and innovations

As CFI and the Mill Valley Film Festival           • Increase our creative and financial
celebrate turning 30, we are initiating a           support of filmmakers, not only through
long-term effort to secure the legacy of this       film exhibition, but also through a new
exceptional cultural organization by making it      model for nonprofit film distribution
financially sustainable. In taking these steps
now, as we celebrate a milestone, we ensure        • Expand our Education programs to offer
that future generations—and future audiences—       more groundbreaking media-literacy
will be able to enjoy the rich and varied           programs and bring more filmmakers into
offerings of the California Film Institute, the     Bay Area schools
Mill Valley Film Festival and the Smith Rafael
Film Center.

for information about how you can support the milestone campaign, please email
us at development@cafilm.org.

	   3	 	|		 Director’s Note              	 43	 	|	 Tribute to Ang Lee
            Mayor’s Proclamation
                                         	 50		|		 Spotlight on Terry George
	   5	 	|		 Major Donors
            CFI Milestone Campaign       	 56	 	|		 Spotlight on Jennifer Jason Leigh

	   7	 	|		 Sponsors                     	 61	 	|		 Feature: The Music Never Stopped

	 11	 	|		 Festival Information          	 70	 	|		 Feature: The Camera and
           Maps and Venues                          the Spoon

	 13		|		 CFI Membership                 	 81	 	|	 Film Categories
                                                   MVFF Premieres
	 15		|		 CFI Board of Directors                   2007 Focus
	 17		|	 In Memoriam                     	 82	 	|		 Films A to Z

	 19		|		 MVFF 30th Anniversary          	111		|		 The Tao of Film
          Pre-Festival Presentation
                                         	113		|		 Film Calendar
	 21		|		 Opening Night
                                         	 157		|		 How to Volunteer
	 22	 	|		 Centerpiece
                                         	159		|		 Creative Credits
	 23		|		 Closing Night
                                         	160		|		 Festival Staff
	 24		|		 Outdoor Art Club
          Battleship Potemkin with       	 167		|		 Acknowledgments
          the Marin Symphony	
                                         	169		|		 CFI Members
	 25	 	|		 Live Performances at 142
           Throckmorton Theatre          	181		|		 Print Sources

	 29	 	|		 New Movies Lab                	 187		|		 Films by Country

	 30	 	|		 Children’s FilmFest           	188		|		 Filmmaker Index

	 31	 	|		 Youth Workshops               	191		|		 Advertiser Index
           Youth Focus
                                         	192		|	 Title Index
	 33	 	|		 CFI Education

	 41	 	|		 The MVFF Award

                            Turning 30
Mayor’s                                             Director’s Note
Proclamation                                                                             a note from the executive director
                                                                                         Welcome to the 30th Mill Valley Film Festival!
city of mill valley, office of the mayor
                                                                                         As our Festival turns 30 we have taken this opportunity
                                                                                         not only to look back but also to consider what is
WHEREAS, the Mill Valley Film Festival has                                               important to us, in the hope that we can be part of
presented outstanding local and                                                          creating a better future. Perhaps personifying this moment
international films in this community for 30                                             of maturity, several of our guests this year are returning
years; and                                                                               tributees, coming to share their new work with us.
                                                                                    As we honor renowned director Ang Lee, we look back
WHEREAS, the Mill Valley Film Festival                                              15 years to MVFF 1992, when we introduced Lee’s
fulfills the important function of providing                                        first feature, Pushing Hands, in its US premiere. At the
                                                                                    same time we celebrate the present, proudly opening
filmmakers an audience for their works; and                                         the Festival with his latest masterpiece, Lust, Caution,
                                                    which won the Golden Lion award at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
WHEREAS, international filmmakers and the           We are also extremely fortunate to have 2004 MVFF Spotlight honoree Laura Linney with
film community in Marin County enhance our          us on Opening night, to present her film, The Savages, directed by Tamara Jenkins and co-
cultural life by participating in the Mill Valley   starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Film Festival; and                                  Director Terry George, whose Some Mother’s Son closed the Festival in 1996, follows his
                                                    2004 award-winning Hotel Rwanda with the powerful and eloquent Reservation Road. In
WHEREAS, filmmakers, volunteers,                    addition to screening his new film, we are pleased to welcome George back to the Festival
sponsors and filmgoers join together to             with a Spotlight program, where we will present him with the new MVFF Award (see page
                                                    41 for more information on the creation and presentation of this special sculpture).
make the Film Festival one of the Bay Area’s
social and cultural highlights of the year;         Jennifer Jason Leigh won a special Golden Globe® award as part of the ensemble cast
                                                    of Robert Altman’s Shortcuts, which opened the 1993 Festival. And in 1994, her film Mrs.
                                                    Parker and the Vicious Circle was the Festival’s closing film. We are honored to have Leigh
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christopher Raker,               here this year as a Spotlight honoree and recipient of the MVFF Award, and to screen her
Mayor of the City of Mill Valley, take great        latest film, Margot at the Wedding, directed by her husband Noah Baumbach (The Squid
pleasure in supporting the 30th Annual              and the Whale, MVFF 2005).
Festival by proclaiming October 4–14, 2007,         John Korty, Doris Dörrie, Rob Nilsson, John Sanborn, Marc Forster and dozens of other
as Mill Valley Film Festival Days in Mill Valley.   returning MVFF artists will be here as well, to help us celebrate our 30th and guide the
                                                    Festival into the future.
                                                    Every year we show an abundance of extraordinary films: films that tell great stories, poignant
                                                    films that have something important to say, films that resonate both personally and universally.
                                                    This year, after once again viewing hundreds of films, submitted through our call for entries
christopher raker                                   and from sales agents and distributors, we discovered a distinct pattern: a compelling
Mayor of Mill Valley                                theme of courage and morality. In both documentaries and narrative films, we are seeing
                                                    an array of eloquent stories about people faced with situations in which they are forced to
                                                    take great risks or make personal sacrifices in order to stand by their beliefs. The Price of
                                                    Sugar, Soldiers of Conscience, Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution, Reservation Road,
                                                    Rendition, Gone Baby Gone and Michael Clayton are just a few of the incredible films that
                                                    fall into this category.
                                                    They all share difficult subject matter—the loss of a child, the harsh lives of immigrant field
                                                    workers, soldiers who become conscientious objectors—not necessarily what one would
                                                    consider big box-office material. Yet all of these filmmakers made a conscious choice to tell
                                                    these stories. It would be easy to say that these are the annual Oscar® contenders and, thus,
                                                    the so-called serious films of 2007; but I believe it is much more. Perhaps a consequence of
                                                    9/11 or the war in Iraq—or our current politics or a new self-awareness—today’s filmmakers,
                                                    actors, producers and financiers appear to be more interested in affecting change in positive
                                                    and dramatic ways, through a personal vision. It gives me hope that they are indeed trying to
                                                    change the world through their films, and the 30th MVFF honors and celebrates this change.
                                                    As I do each year, I want to remind our Festival attendees that approximately half of the
                                                    income we need to produce this Festival comes from contributions. And again I thank
                                                    everyone who has once more worked tirelessly to make the Festival possible: our generous
                                                    donors, our dedicated staff, our board of directors and volunteers, our wonderful audiences
                                                    and, most importantly, the artists whose creations we are so privileged and excited to share.

                                                    mark fishkin
                                                    MVFF Founder-Director

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                                          Christopher B. and Jeannie Meg Smith



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                                                                                 Christine Zecca Foundation

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                           2007 Board of Directors


                                                              CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH           EVELYN TOPPER
       KC LAUCK                   CHARLES MCGLASHAN

                                  BRUCE KATZ                     ZACH ZEISLER                STEVE SHANE

2007 officers                           foundinG Board                               honorary advisory Board
Richard Idell, President                Mark Fishkin, President                      Stewart and Barbara Boxer
Christopher B. Smith, Vice President    Lois Kohl Shore, Vice President              Jeff Fisher
Steve Shane, Vice President             Rita Cahill, Secretary/CFO                   Peter Flaxman
Evelyn Topper, Secretary                                                             Robert Greber
Zach Zeisler, Treasurer                 emeritus Board                               Linda Gruber
                                        Ann Brebner                                  Peggy Haas
                                        Rita Cahill                                  Nancy Hudson
executive director, founder             Mark Fishkin                                 Amy Keroes
Mark Fishkin                            Sid Ganis                                    Andrew McGuire
                                        Gary Meyer                                   Jann Moorhead
                                        Gordon Radley                                Mary Poland
                                        Henry Timnick                                Lente and Eric Schwartz
                                                                                     Michael and Susan Schwartz

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In Memoriam
Great Masters, PassinG
Earlier this year, I went to Fespaco, the west African film festival. The         and returned there, religiously, to see the rest of the Bergman series they
hotel where I stay is always the center of activity for the festival, and there   were showing.
are lots of filmmakers around. Particularly, there’s a shaded table outside
by the pool where Ousmane Sembene always sits, smoking his pipe; the              The same day I heard news about Bergman, news arrived of the death of
great wise one of African cinema. He wasn’t there this year. Someone              Michelangelo Antonioni—whose eye on the ’60s, whether Mod London or
said he had been ill; then, a few months later, in June, his passing was          the L.A. desert, shifted people’s ways of seeing. How curious it was that
announced. This man, who had worked in the dockyards of Marseilles                within a 24-hour period in July, Bergman and Antonioni both were gone.
and returned to his native Senegal to speak his truths as a novelist and
filmmaker, was revered as the father of African cinema.                           Sembene, Bergman, Antonioni: each a great master of cinema, capturing
                                                                                  something particular about their time, their place and their culture, and in
And then, the news that Ingmar Bergman had died. Another of the great             doing so, changed the way we perceive ourselves and our world. These
masters. My first encounter with Bergman was as a drama student in                are people whose sensibilities, whose intense connection with their
London, going to the Everyman in Hampstead one night—completely                   creative spirit, have embodied and articulated the essence of the time we
innocent of any expectations—to see Persona. I was blown away by it,              live in. —Zoë Elton, MVFF programming director

 INGMAR BERGMAN                                         OUSMANE SEMBENE                                       MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI

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MVFF 30th anniversary
pre-Festival presentation

In	honor	of	the	30th	anniversary	of	the	Mill	Valley	Film	Festival,	                         Spotlight on emile hiRSCh
the	California	Film	Institute	is	proud	to	present	this	special	event	                       Sweet	boy	next	door	or	cold-blooded	killer?	Emile	Hirsch	will	draw	
honoring	Emile	Hirsch	with	the	MVFF	Award*	for	breakthrough	                                you	in	either	way.	With	a	fresh,	fearless	approach	to	his	craft,	Hirsch	
performance	of	the	year.                                                                    deftly	uncovers	real	complexities	and	contradictions	in	each	role	he	
                                                                                            plays,	and	whether	it’s	a	dramatic	or	a	comedic	scene,	his	youthful	
into the Wild | US	2007	150	MINS                                                            wide	eyes	tell	the	truth.	Hirsch	has	developed	a	vast	array	of	intricate	
With special guests Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch                                              characters	in	his	ambitious	career,	including	the	reckless	skateboarder	
                                                                                            Jay	Adams	in	Lords	of	Dogtown,	the	innocent	high	school	senior	
SCReening and aWaRd pReSentation                                                            who	falls	for	his	porn-star	neighbor	in	The	Girl	Next	Door	and	the	
Thursday,	September	13,	6:30	pm                                                             ruthless	criminal	in	Alpha	Dog.	With	upcoming	roles	as	the	idealistic	
Christopher	B.	Smith	Rafael	Film	Center	                                                    yet	doomed	Christopher	McCandless	in	Into	the	Wild,	directed	by	
Reception	following	at	San	Rafael	Joe’s                                                     Sean	Penn,	and	the	beloved	ace	driver	in	the	eagerly	anticipated	
931	Fourth	St.,	San	Rafael                                                                  Speed	Racer,	by	the	Wachowski	brothers,	Emile	Hirsch	has	only	
                                                                                            begun	to	amaze	audiences	with	the	fierce	commitment	he	brings	to	
For	tickets	call	877.874.MVFF	(6833)	or	visit	mvff.com.	Limited	availability.               each	performance.

Director/Screenwriter Sean	Penn Producers Art	Linson,	Sean	Penn,	William	Pohlad             Please	join	us	for	this	exclusive	Mill	Valley	Film	Festival	30th	
Cinematographer Eric	Gautier Editor Jay	Cassidy Cast Emile	Hirsch,	Vince	Vaughn,	William	
Hurt,	Marcia	Gay	Harden,	Catherine	Keener,	Hal	Holbrook,	Jena	Malone Print Source           anniversary	event.	A	special	presentation	of	Into	the	Wild	will	
Paramount	Vantage
                                                                                            be	followed	by	a	post-screening	discussion	with	actor	Emile	
Actor-writer-director	Sean	Penn	masterfully	crafts	a	visually	stunning	                     Hirsch	and	writer-director	Sean	Penn,	and	the	presentation	of	
and	emotional	true	story	of	a	young	man’s	self-imposed	exodus	from	                         the	MVFF	Award	to	Emile	Hirsch.	After	the	program,	join	us	
the	comforts	of	the	modern	world	into	the	feral	heart	of	the	Alaskan	                       down	the	street	for	a	reception	at	San	Rafael	Joe’s.	Well	
wilderness.	Based	on	Jon	Krakauer’s	bestselling	book,	the	film	                             known	for	its	old-fashioned	Italian	cooking,	we’re	kicking	off	
features	Emile	Hirsch	in	a	truly	star-making	performance	as	an	                             our	30th	birthday	at	this	long-standing	Marin	institution	that	is	
Emory	University	graduate	eager	to	leave	behind	the	scars	of	his	                           turning	60.	Raymond	wines	will	be	served.
parents’	dysfunctional	marriage.	Tossing	away	his	life	savings	and	
dumping	his	car,	he	ventures	into	the	vast	landscape	of	the	                                *See	page	41	for	more	information	about	the	Mill	Valley	Film	Festival	Award.
American	West.	Reinvented	as	Alexander	Supertramp	and	equipped	
with	limited	supplies	and	a	collection	of	favorite	books,	“Alex”	
encounters	a	vibrant	array	of	free	spirits,	misfits	and	lonely	souls	
(wonderful	supporting	work	by	Vince	Vaughn,	Catherine	Keener	and	
Hal	Holbrook)	as	he	overcomes	the	obstacles	in	his	path	and	
reminds	us	all	what	it	really	means	to	be	alive	in	a	world	so	much	
larger	than	ourselves.	Also	starring	William	Hurt,	Marcia	Gay	Harden	
and	Jena	Malone.	—Josh	Moore
                                                                                                      SPONSORED	By

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Opening Night
In honor of the Festival’s 30th birthday, we return                                     hand and something from Marin French Cheese
to the downtown Mill Valley plaza for our Opening                                       Company or Judy’s Breadsticks in the other . . . or
Night Gala. Join us for wine, fine food and song,                                       try some of the chocolate-covered fruit from “Take
with jazzsters Con Alma and deejayed tunes, and                                         a Dip” Fondue Fountains and Edible Arrangements.
hors d’oeuvres from Ora, E&O Trading Co., Robin                                         Opening Night will please all your senses and set
Scott Catering, Pizza Antica and Cocina Poblana.                                        the mood for the next ten days!
With a glass of Raymond or Peter Paul wine in one

                                                                                        openinG niGht GaLa
                                                                                        Thursday, October 4, 9:30 pm–12:00 am
                                                                                        Lytton Plaza, Mill Valley

                                                                                        SEE BELOW FOR TICKET OPTIONS

Lust, caution | CHINA/US 2007 158 MINS                                                  the savaGes | US 2007 113 MINS
Thursday, October 4, 6:30 pm                                                            Thursday, October 4, 6:45 pm and 7:00 pm
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center                                                 CinéArts@Sequoia
invited Guests: ang Lee, james schamus, joan chen, tang Wei                             invited Guests: Laura Linney, tamara jenkins

6:30 PM FILM AND GALA $125 LUST04P                                                      6:45 PM FILM AND GALA $125 SAVA04P
6:30 PM FILM ONLY $25 LUST04R                                                           6:45 PM FILM ONLY $25 SAVA04S

Director Ang Lee Producers Bill Kong, Ang Lee, James Schamus Screenwriters Wang Hui     7:00 PM FILM AND GALA $125 SAV204P
Ling, James Schamus Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto Editor Tim Squyres Cast Joan Chen,   7:00 PM FILM ONLY $25 SAV204S
Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Wang Lee Hom Print Source Focus Features
                                                                                        Director/Screenwriter Tamara Jenkins Producers Ted Hope, Anne Carey Cinematographer Mott
Oscar®-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain; The Ice Storm,                     Hupfel Editor Brian A. Kates Cast Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
MVFF 1997) proves once again that his filmmaking excels in any genre; this              Print Source Fox Searchlight
time he has chosen the erotic espionage thriller. Loyalties are spread thin in
Shanghai during World War II, as political tension mounts between Chinese               Two exceptional actors navigate the bumpy terrain of shifting familial
Nationalists and Japanese occupiers. For a young stage actress, Wong                    responsibility. Weighed down by family dysfunction and sibling rivalry, adult
(Tang Wei in an explosive debut performance), this tension comes to a boil              siblings Wendy Savage (Laura Linney, MVFF Spotlight 2004) and her
when she finds herself in a deadly game of espionage and sexual intrigue                brother, John (Philip Seymour Hoffman), become reluctant caretakers for
with Mr. Yee (Tony Leung), a powerful political figure and Japanese                     a man neither has spoken to for years, when their estranged father is
collaborator. Wong goes deep undercover to expose Yee, quickly earning                  suddenly in need of long-term care. Options are limited, so John, a forty-
the trust of his neglected wife (Joan Chen)—while becoming the man’s                    something unmarried professor with a paunch and a passion for Bertolt
mistress. Based on a short story by acclaimed Chinese novelist Eileen                   Brecht, checks their parent into a nursing home. Wendy, a neurotic
Chang, Lust, Caution smolders on the screen, revealing layers of emotion                aspiring playwright who’s also single but sleeping with her older married
and sexual desire in a thrilling tale that resonates deep within the human              neighbor, is guilt-ridden over institutionalizing Dad—even if they are taking
heart. —Josh Moore                                                                      better care of him than he ever did of them. From The Slums of Beverly
                                                                                        Hills to the nursing homes of Buffalo, director Tamara Jenkins’ films dwell
Note: This film is rated NC-17 and contains explicit sexual content. No                 in the hot spots of family dramedy, where irony lives side by side with
one under 18 admitted.                                                                  misery. —Joanne Parsont

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     centerpiece                                                            As we pAss the midpoint of the                Please join us for the Centerpiece
     Thursday, October 11, 6:30 pm                                          Festival, our Centerpiece program             screening of Man in the Chair, with
     Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
     Reception to follow at Gaylord India Restaurant                        rings in a second full weekend of             special guests in attendance,
                                                                            films and parties. Our featured film          including director Michael Schroeder.
     CENTERPIECE AND RECEPTION $35 MAN11P                                   for the evening is director Michael           After the program, join us at one of
                                                                            Schroeder’s Man in the Chair, featuring       Sausalito’s finest, Gaylord India
     invited Guests tBa—check mvff.com                                      Christopher Plummer’s latest big-             Restaurant, featuring wines from
     man in the chair | US 2006 109 MINS
                                                                            screen performance. It’s another great        Mark West Winery. A taste of India
                                                                            role for Plummer, whose photo has             on the Bay, Gaylord is consistently
     Director/Screenwriter Michael Schroeder Producers Michael Schroeder,
     Randolf Turrow, Sarah Schroeder Cinematographer Dana Gonzales          recently been splashed across                 rated one of the top ten Indian
     Editor Terry Cafaro Cast Christopher Plummer, Michael Angarano,
     M. Emmet Walsh, Robert Wagner, Joshua Boyd, Mimi Kennedy               magazine and newspaper pages in               restaurants in the United States.
     Print Source Outsider Pictures                                         celebration of a 2007 Tony Award
     The superb Christopher Plummer is Flash, a curmudgeon                  nomination for his star turn in
     with a hankering for classic movies and booze.                         Broadway’s Inherit the Wind. Veteran
     Cameron (Michael Angarano) is a volatile teen who
     commits grand theft auto just because the car is an                    of nearly 200 film and TV productions
     exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged             and a heralded master of Shakespearean
     in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a                     theater, Plummer’s formidable
     mutual appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron
                                                                            presence, with his commanding voice,
     enters a student film contest, though he lacks the
     resources of his peers. Learning that Flash is a retired               fierce intelligence and raconteur’s
     Hollywood gaffer—and the only surviving crew member                    charm, makes every performance
     from Citizen Kane—Cameron follows him to his home at                   simmer, on both stage and screen.
     the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony
     of aging film folk set aside by the industry. A quirky                 So it is with this brilliant portrayal of a
     fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help               character thankfully very far from his
     Cameron make his film, and, in doing so, change his                    real life—a Hollywood retiree.
     life. Plummer is outstanding as the cantankerous cynic
     who becomes an ardent mentor.

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Closing Night
Join us as we say farewell to our 30th Festival at the Mill Valley Community Center. Feet
First Eventertainment DJs will induce you to dance away the evening, while you enjoy
delicious foods by From Soup to Nuts Catering, Cocina Poblana and sweet desserts
from “Take a Dip” Fondue Fountains and Edible Arrangements. Our exclusive wines for
the evening are from the award-winning Bonterra and Five Rivers Vineyards.

the Kite runner                                                  cLosinG niGht party
Sunday, October 14, 5:00 pm                                      Sunday, October, 14, 7:30–10:30 pm
CinéArts@Sequoia                                                 Mill Valley Community Center

FILM AND PARTY $65 KITE14P                                       PARTY ONLY $55 PARTY14

the Kite runner
Sunday, October 14, 5:15 pm


invited Guests: Khaled hosseini, david Benioff, marc forster

US 2007 122 MINS

Director Marc Forster Producers William Horberg, Walter F. Parks, Rebecca Yeldman, E. Bennett Walsh Screenwriter David Benioff Cinematographer
Roberto Schaefer Editor Matt Chesse Cast Shaun Toub, Khalid Abdalla, Nasser Memarzia, Said Taghmaoui Print Source Paramount Vantage
Director Marc Forster’s (Finding Neverland, MVFF 2004) reverent envisioning of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel is
that rare example of refined literary adaptation, which makes a beloved book transcendent on screen. Wonderfully well
told, this heartrending story of friendship and redemption begins in Afghanistan in 1978, where two boys are
inseparable, but unequal: Amir is the privileged son of a wealthy businessman, and Hassan is his loyal servant and a
member of the disdained Hazara minority. Their social inequality and a brutal incident ultimately tarnish their joyful youth
together, and when the Soviets invade in 1979, Amir and his father flee the country, completing the boys’ separation. As
an adult, Amir finds the past resurfacing, along with long-buried feelings of shame and failure. But an unexpected
opportunity to “be good again,” takes him on a perilous journey back to his war-torn homeland, where carefree children
once finessed bright-colored kites across the snow-dusted rooftops of Kabul. —Joanne Parsont

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     Outdoor Art Club
     the outdoor art Club is the PlaCe to be durinG the Mill Valley FilM FestiVal!
     From	October	5–14,	join	us	at	the	Outdoor	Art	Club	(OAC)	at	                   Operated by Bogie’s Café, the Festival café serves drinks and
     1	West	Blithedale	in	downtown	Mill	Valley,	just	across	the	street	             delicious food such as made-to-order sandwiches, a daily pasta
     from	the	CinéArts@Sequoia	theater.	                                            special, hot entrees, soups, salads and assorted munchies.
                                                                                    Live music by talented Bay Area musicians will be featured throughout
     Socialize and relax at the OAC before and after films. It’s the hub of
                                                                                    the Festival. The performance schedule is listed below. Happy hour
     Festival activity, with a café, live music, Festival merchandise and a
                                                                                    is from 5:00 to 6:00 pm daily, with free wine.
     California Film Institute (CFI) table, where you can get information
     about and join CFI.                                                            Please note: The café will be closed on October 14.

     PerForManCe and eVent sChedule
     friday, octoBer 5                     sunday, octoBer 7                        tuesday, octoBer 9                       saturday, octoBer 13
     6:00–7:30 pm | Austin Willacy         12:00 pm–1:30 pm | The Richter           6:00–8:00 pm | Anna Corona               6:00–7:00 pm | Leon Bristow
     8:00–9:30 pm | Clockwork               Scales                                   and Shakina                             9:00–11:00 pm | Spotlight on
     9:00–11:00 pm | Tribute to Ang        5:00 pm | How to Cook Your                                                         Jennifer Jason Leigh Reception;
      Lee Reception; See page 43.           Life party; See page 93.                Wednesday, octoBer 10                     See page 57.
                                           7:00–9:00 pm | Todd Boston               6:00–8:00 pm | Amira Diamond
     saturday, octoBer 6                                                                                                     sunday, octoBer 14
     1:00–3:00 pm | Children’s             monday, octoBer 8                        thursday, octoBer 11                     11:00 am–12:30 pm | Flying
      FilmFest Opening Party;              6:00–8:00 pm | Amy Wigton                6:00–8:00 pm | Megan Slankard             Without Instruments
      See page 30.                         9:00 pm | Riding Solo to the
     6:00–7:00 pm | Neil O’Neil             Top of the World benefit with           friday, octoBer 12
     7:30–9:00 pm | Michelle Conte          Sukhawat Ali Khan;                      6:00–7:30 pm | Judge & Lauren
                                            See page 104.                            Murphy
                                                                                    8:00–9:30 pm | Evan and Vir

 the Mill Valley FilM FestiVal and the Marin syMPhony Present

 Battleship Potemkin
 alasdair neale, conductor                                                          In partnership with the Marin Symphony, the Mill Valley Film Festival presents
                                                                                    Sergei M. Eisenstein’s 1925 black-and-white silent film classic, with a live
 Sunday, October 7, 7:30 pm                                                         orchestral score by legendary composer Dmitri Shostakovich from the 1976
 Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 pm                                                        restoration of the film. Conducted by Alasdair Neale, the concert is preceded
 Pre-Concert Conversation 6:30 pm                                                   by a half-hour conversation with the audience, during which Maestro Neale will
 Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium                                                also discuss the musicological and historical significance of the Shostakovich
 Marin Civic Center, San Rafael                                                     score, and the unique challenges of conducting live music for film. This event is
                                                                                    a rare opportunity you won’t want to miss!
 Prices range from $27–$65 (students half price)
                                                                                    For a complete film description, see page 85.
 Tickets for this event are available only through the Marin Symphony box office.
 Please call 415.499.6800 or go to www.marinsymphony.org.

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                                                                             liVe PerForManCes at

      142 Throckmorton Theatre
                A	vibrant	center	for	the	arts	and	long-time	friend	of	the	
                Mill	Valley	Film	Festival,	142	Throckmorton	Theatre	is	the	
                premier	venue	for	unique	Festival	screenings	of	works	
                produced	on	video,	including	exciting	new	documentaries	
                and	the	groundbreaking	V(ision)Fest.	

                This	year’s	live	entertainment	includes	two	exciting	and	
                unique	music	events	and	the	popular	Tuesday	Night	
                Comedy	Show.

                The Mill Valley FilM FesTiVal PresenTs
                dyLan (interpreted)
                Sunday, October 7, 9:00 pm

                In celebration of the fascinating new Todd Haynes film I’m Not There (see page
                94), an eclectic lineup of stellar musicians, including special guests from the
                film’s soon-to-be-released soundtrack, will gather to perform classic Bob Dylan
                songs. The evening will feature Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, John Doe, Bob Weir, Rob
                Wasserman, Jay Lane, Dan Hicks, and Mostly Dylan as house band, with music
                director Tom Corwin. Produced by Steep Productions, Inc. (Clare Wasserman
                and Stephanie Clarke).
                • • • sponsored by larry Goldfarb & lrG Capital Group, llC

                in assoCiaTion wiTh The Mill Valley FilM FesTiVal, 142 ThroCkMorTon TheaTre PresenTs
                tuesday niGht comedy With marK pitta and friends
                Tuesday, October 9, 8:00 pm
                $15 COME09T

                Add a few good laughs to your life! Join us for Tuesday Night Comedy with Mark
                Pitta and friends. Pitta hosts an evening for established headliners as well as
                up-and-coming comics to work on new material. You may see an improv group,
                a comedy video or several live comics, or a scene from a play in progress. For
                more information, visit www.142ThrockmortonTheatre.com.

MARK PITTA      The Mill Valley FilM FesTiVal and new waVe CiTy PresenT
                pearL harBour: ceLeBratinG joe strummer
                Friday, October 12, 9:00 pm
                $25 MUSC12T

                In celebration of Julien Temple’s documentary about The Clash rock legend, Joe
                Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (see page 95), new wave innovator and Bay
                Area favorite Pearl Harbour has put together a band for a rare performance. A
                good friend of Strummer’s (and former wife of Clash bassist Paul Simonon),
                Harbour formed Pearl Harbour and the Explosions in 1978 in San Francisco,
                and the band toured with The Clash, The Talking Heads and Elvis Costello.
                Following the performance, dance to guest DJs Skip and Shindog, from San
                Francisco’s First and Foremost 80s Dance Party, New Wave City. They’ll spin
                classic Clash, Strummer and, in honor of Anton Corbijn’s new film Control (see
                page 88), Joy Division and New Order.

                For more information visit www.newwavecity.com.

New Movies Lab
consuLtinG sessions With                                 the future is noW: neW trends                               fiLmmaKinG’s next dimension:
roBert haWK                                              in the speciaLty fiLm marKet                                an insider’s LooK
Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am–1:00 pm                    Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am–1:00 pm                       Saturday, October 13, 2:00–4:00 pm
Sunday, October 7, 11:00 am–1:00 pm                      Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center                     George Lucas Theater at Kerner Optical
Outdoor Art Club, Hospitality Suite                      $15 SEM06R                                                  90 Windward Way, San Rafael
FREE Half-hour sessions                                                                                              $15 SEM13G
Sign-up required, on a first come, first served basis.   Is this a golden age for independent filmmaking,
Sign-ups begin at 11:00 am for that day’s sessions.      or is the new generation of filmmakers simply               If you love to watch gigantic fiery explosions,
                                                         experiencing their Warholian 15 minutes of fame             humongous buildings crumbling to dust and
Independent film consultant and producer Robert          via YouTube? Hear what experts have to say about            creatures crashing through bucolic neighborhoods,
Hawk will be in residence at MVFF both mornings of       current and future opportunities for independent film.      this presentation is for you. Kerner Optical (recently
the first weekend of the Festival, to conduct informal   From documentaries to star-powered productions,             spun off from Industrial Light and Magic), has been
one-on-one and small-group consultations about           independent films are a gamble for distributors and         creating real-world special effects for more than 30
independent filmmaking. Don’t miss this rare             theater owners. At the same time, independent-film          years as ILM’s physical effects department.
opportunity. Hawk is an incredible resource, a           distributors are creating specialty subdivisions
longtime advisor to filmmakers such as Kevin Smith,      focusing on films with limited theater runs that serve      Onsite in the George Lucas Theater, a panel of
Ed Burns, David Siegel and Scott McGehee, and to         primarily ancillary markets, both traditional (like cable   award-winning experts from Kerner and elsewhere
festivals like Sundance, Berlin and LAIFF.               television) and developing (like the Internet).             will share their expertise and will show film clips
                                                                                                                     from some of the most popular films of all time as a
Bring questions about your script, the creative          The panel will discuss new paradigms for distribution,      visual explanation of the process involved in creating
development of your project or the nuts and bolts        the complexities of intellectual property, domestic         Real World FX. And talk about effects . . . the
of launching your film into the world of festivals and   and international markets and marketing opportunities,      audience will get a sneak preview of Kerner’s new
distribution, and discuss them with one of the           and the hope for the increasing empowerment of              3-D stereoscopic display units, the latest in FX
independent film world’s most respected consultants.     independents in the digital future.                         dimensions.

robert hawk | Twenty-five-year veteran of the indie      INVITED GUESTS                                              INVITED GUESTS
film scene and a longtime advisor to filmmakers and      howard cohen | co-president, Roadside                       marty rosenberg | VFX director of photography
film festivals, Hawk had his own business, ICI           Attractions (Super Size Me, What the Bleep Do               (Pirates of the Caribbean, Poseidon, War of the
(Independent Consultation for Independents) for          We Know!?, Ladies in Lavender)                              Worlds, Star Wars episodes I, II and III)
nearly 15 years. He served on the advisory selection     eric d’arbeloff | co-president, Roadside Attractions        phil tippett | animation supervisor (Starship
committee of the Sundance Film Festival for its          Kirk honeycutt | film critic, The Hollywood                 Troopers, Robocop, Dragonslayer, Star Wars)
entire existence (1987–1998) and is currently on         Reporter                                                    doug Griffin | motion capture supervisor (Star
the advisory board of the IFP Market in New York.        david straus | CEO and co-founder, Withoutabox              Wars episodes I and III, Signs, The Mummy)
His producer credits include: Ballets Russes, Trick,     richard j. idell | entertainment attorney, Idell and        George murphy | VFX supervisor (King Kong,
The Slaughter Rule (MVFF 2002), Chasing Amy.             Seitel, LLP                                                 Matrix Reloaded, Planet of the Apes, Mission
                                                                                                                     Impossible, Forrest Gump)
cinemasports                                             revoLutions! @ 24 frames                                    Brad nelson | 3D technical inventor
Saturday, October 6, Intro Meeting 9:00 am               per second
Old Mill Park, Mill Valley                               Sunday, October 7, 12:30–2:30 pm                            MODERATOR
FREE                                                     Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center                     richard hart, Next Step 2.0
Saturday, October 6, Screening 8:30 pm                   $15 SEM07R
142 Throckmorton Theatre                                                                                             Sponsored by WIRED magazine
$10 CINE06T                                              While researching her latest film, Women Art
                                                         Revolution, Lynn Hershman Leeson uncovered
An energetic fusion of imagination, collaboration        some shocking stories among four decades of                 please note: the lineup of panelists may change.
and tournament, Cinemasports is a race against the       interviews with women artists whose work has                We cannot guarantee that those listed will be the
clock to make a film in a day—and anyone can             been variously lauded, applauded—and ignored.               final guests. updates will be listed at the festival
participate. Crews just need to arrive at 9:00 am        Film, art and revolution are on the table for this          ticket outlets, or check our Web site at mvff.com.
self-equipped and ready to shoot and edit their own      panel of incredible women, whose work as artists
cinematic masterpieces by the same-day deadline.         and filmmakers, activists and teachers has been
Everyone gets the same list of three mandatory           recognized internationally. Addressing their
“ingredients” for their films and must return with a     experiences, from human rights activism to the
completed short film (3.5 minutes running time or        infamous Guerrilla Girls and beyond, this panel
less) by 7:00 pm that evening. Instant gratification     explores the revolutionary act of being a woman
comes one hour later at a public screening of            artist. (By the way, can you name the three women
entries submitted by the deadline. There we get to       Academy Award–nominated directors?)
witness the multifarious ways in which the exact
same ingredients have been cooked up into entirely       INVITED GUESTS
different movies. For the third year in a row the Mill   ericka huggins | leading member of the Black
Valley Film Festival and Cinemasports are pleased        Panther Party; human rights activist; faculty member,
to co-present this fun and exciting opportunity for      women’s studies department, CSU East Bay
filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. Come be a         Kathe Kollwitz | founding member, Guerrilla Girls
filmmaker for a day, or just attend the screening to     Lynn hershman Leeson | writer-director, Strange
behold the unique, miraculous and often hilarious        Culture, Teknolust
results! For entry guidelines and how to sign up,        Kyle stephan | producer Women Art Revolution;
visit www.cinemasports.com.                              film programmer, British Film Institute

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     Children’s FilmFest
     the mill valley Film Festival is proud to present the 13th annual Children’s FilmFest

     So	many	children’s	films	from	around	the	world	never	appear	on	American	screens.	Our	eight	                                  ChildRen’S FilmFeSt
     feature	films	and	two	abundant	shorts	programs	prove	that	Pixar	isn’t	the	only	studio	in	
     town	with	savvy	rodents,	sprightly	sea	life	and	chatty	fowl.	Our	Opening	film,	a	jazzy	
     animation	from	Denmark	called	The	Ugly	Duckling	and	Me	(a	British	print	in	English),	
                                                                                                                                  bunnies and butterflies (shorts)
     proves	that	show	biz	isn’t	the	best	route	to	self-esteem,	even	when	your	agent	is	an	
     aggressive	but	lovable	rat.	Another	rat—this	one	named	Halvorsen—is	far	kinder	but	just	as	
     amazing	in	the	live-action	film	Svein	and	His	Rat.	Canadian	Indians	fall	in	with	a	
     precocious	Orca	whale	in	Luna:	Spirit	of	the	Whale,	a	story	that	includes	the	rehabilitation	of	
                                                                                                                                  ice bar
     a	very	angry	young	boy.	Puppet	animation	makes	a	comeback	that	will	stun	you	in	the	Danish	
     production	The	Three	Musketeers.	From	Belgium	and	Korea,	Gilles	and	Ice	Bar	each	follow	
                                                                                                                                  little heroes
     gutsy	young	boys	who	risk	all	for	the	memory	of	their	dads.	And	a	prescient	young	girl	helps	
     a	troupe	of	misfits	become	heroes	in	the	Israeli	film	Little	Heroes.	Our	classic	film	this	year	
                                                                                                                                  luna: Spirit of the Whale
     takes	us	back	to	the	last	years	of	the	Depression,	following	a	pack	of	homeless	kids	hopping	
     trains	in	William	Wellman’s	Wild	Boys	of	the	Road.	Catering	to	children	ages	eight	and	under,	
                                                                                                                                  outer and inner Spaces (shorts)
     our	two	short-film	programs	are	filled	with	animation,	live	action	and	a	wondrously	beautiful	
     fairy	tale	from	Tomi	Ungerer	called	Moonman.
                                                                                                                                  Svein and his Rat

                                                                                                                                  the three musketeers
     To	enhance	our	very	young	viewer’s	appreciation	of	foreign	language	films	in	the	Children’s	FilmFest,	we	provide	a	          the ugly duckling and me
     unique	service	of	having	actors	read	the	subtitles	aloud,	which	we	play	through	individual	headphones,	so	that	those	
     who	do	not	require	the	service	have	an	equally	pleasurable	film	experience.	We	are	one	of	the	few	children’s	festivals	
     to	do	this.	We	have	a	limited	number	of	headsets,	however,	so	we	offer	them	on	a	first-come,	first-served	basis.	In	a	
                                                                                                                                  Wild boys of the Road
     very	few	situations	we	also	have	subtitles	read	aloud	through	the	theater	sound	system.	To	avoid	confusion	and	
     disappointment	please	check	the	film	listings	for	individual	program	subtitle	information;	the	headset	logo	indicates	
     subtitled	screenings.

     Please	bear	in	mind	that	the	age	range	following	each	children’s	film	program	description	is	a	suggestion	only.	It	may	
     only	refer	to	a	program’s	length	or	subject	matter,	while	it	cannot	adequately	address	everyone’s	sense	of	appropriate	
     or	inappropriate	content.	Each	child	is	different	and	each	parent	has	different	standards.

     opening Film and FeStivitieS                                                                                              CloSing Film and FeStivitieS
     the ugly duCKling and me                                      KaZoo paRade                                                the thRee muSKeteeRS
     Saturday,	October	6,	11:00	am                                 Sunday,	October	14,	3:30	pm                                 Sunday,	October	14,	10:00	am
     Cinéarts@Sequoia	                                             Christopher	B.	Smith	Rafael	Film	Center                     Christopher	B.	Smith	Rafael	Film	Center
     Saturday,	October	6,	1:00	pm
     Opening	Party	at	the	Outdoor	Art	Club                         After	our	short	films	program	Bunnies	and	                  Closing	Event	at	the	Marin	youth	Center
                                                                   Butterflies	(page	86)	for	ages	eight	and	under,	join	       Film	and	Event	$12	Adults,	$10	Children	THRE14R
     Film	and	Party	$15	Adults,	$12	Children	UGLy06P               us	in	a	kazoo	parade	around	the	block	and	then	to	
     Film	Only	$12	Adults,	$10	Children	UGLy06S                    Double	Rainbow	for	free	ice	cream.	We	provide	              Join	us	after	the	film	for	a	concert	by	the	kid	band	
     Party	Only	$5	Adults,	$4	Children	PARTy06                     the	kazoos	and	whistles.	Dress	up,	be	bold,	and	            Crunchy	Frog	at	the	Marin	youth	Center	(the	
                                                                   get	ready	to	blow.	We’ll	be	led	by	our	favorite	            MyC).
     Following	the	premiere	of	The	Ugly	Duckling	and	              musical	duo,	Orange	Sherbet.
     Me	(page	107),	join	us	at	the	Outdoor	Art	Club	
     where	our	party	for	kids	will	have	scrumptious	
     finger	food	and	lots	of	entertainment,	including	the	
     fabulous	Bubble	Lady.

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Youth                                                       Youth Focus
Workshops                                                   In	addition	to	our	Children’s	FilmFest	and	the	youth	Reel,	The	iGeneration	
SCRipt to SCReen goeS gReen
                                                            Download	(see	below),	the	Festival	includes	many	other	films	that	feature	
                                                            young	people.	See	the	list	below	as	a	reference	to	these	films.	Note:	Please	
Saturday, october 13 and Sunday, october 14                 check	the	film	descriptions	and	use	your	own	judgment	as	to	whether	a	film	is	
10:00	am–6:00	pm	(attendance	required	both	days)
Intel	Computer	Clubhouse
                                                            appropriate	for	a	young	person.	Our	recommendations	are	not	a	substitute	for	a	
at	the	Marin	youth	Center	(the	MyC)                         well-informed	adult	decision.	
1115	Third	St.,	San	Rafael
$220	for	either	workshop,	both	days,	including	lunch
Limited	enrollment.	Ages	11–19.
                                                            youth FoCuS pRogRamS
“Green”	is	the	theme	for	these	two	youth	video	
workshops,	DVTEK1	for	newcomers	and	DVTEK2	                 autism: the musical                            doubletime
for	those	with	some	experience.	Come	produce	               bee-ing me                                     the Kite Runner
digital	video	messages	to	change	the	way	we	think,	
act	and	consume	in	the	world.                               butterfly                                      Kiviuq
DVTEK1:	$220	WORK01
                                                            Chicago 10                                     Kobra’s decision
DVTEK2:	$220	WORK02                                         Colors of memory                               london to brighton
Please	select	just	one	workshop.                            Control                                        Red Robin
DV:	TEK1	                                                   Crossing the dust                              uranya
Learn	how	to	create	professional	videos	and	
post	them	on	the	Internet.	From	storyboard	to	
postproduction,	shoot	with	professional	equipment	
and	green	screens,	mix	sound	and	create	titles.	

DV:	TEK2                                                    youth Reel
you’ve	done	some	editing	and	made	some	videos	              The	young	Critics	Jury	has	evolved	into	a	     aesthetics,	and	pianist	Bruce	Loeb	showed	
but	want	to	take	it	to	the	next	level.	This	is	the	place	   rich	program	since	its	inception	six	years	    how	to	score	a	silent	film,	accompanying	
to	learn	how	to	sharpen	your	storyboard	skills,	boost	                                                     Charlie	Chaplin’s	Shoulder	Arms.
                                                            ago.	The	popular	three-day	crash	course	
your	audio	and	create	special	effects,	working	with	
professionals	to	produce	a	video	for	inclusion	on	
                                                            held	each	July	includes	everything	about	
FyI-Marin,	Marin’s	public	access	youth	video	show.	         film	we	can	cram	in,	through	lectures,	        The	following	week,	six	jury	members	and	
                                                            round-table	talks	and	hands-on	work.	          one	alternate	were	chosen	from	the	larger	
For	more	information,	visit	www.digiquest.org.              young	critics	depart	the	course	               group	to	peer	jury	hundreds	of	youth-
                                                            significantly	better	prepared	to	understand	   produced	work	that	eventually	became	our	
                                                            the	world	through	this	medium.                 Festival	youth	Reel.	It’s	a	daunting	task	to	
                                                                                                           create	a	90-minute	reel	from	a	hundred	
                                                            This	summer’s	film	industry	guests	            hours	of	film.	This	year’s	reel,	called	The	
                                                            included	everyone	from	the	screenwriting	      iGeneration	Download,	comprises	20	
                                                            team	of	Finn	Taylor	and	Jeff	Brown	to	         films	from	the	US,	Mexico	and	Germany.	
                                                            veteran	stuntwoman	Jean	Malahni.	Sound	        Jury	members	were	Mira	Levy,	Charlotte	
                                                            editor	Vivien	Hilgrove	and	foley	artist	       Townsend,	Hannah	Norby,	Cody	Harris,	
                                                            Dennie	Thorpe	(whose	collective	credits	       Zoe	Kaufman,	Evan	Greenwald	and	Harley	
                                                            read	like	a	volume	of	contemporary	film	       Fisher.
                                                            history)	paired	up	to	talk	about	the	
                                                            importance	of	sound	in	film.	Bob	Cilman	       At	the	iGeneration	Download	screening,	
                                                            discussed	being	the	subject	of	a	              on	Saturday	October	13	at	11:00	am,	the	
                                                            documentary	(the	upcoming	BBC	                 youth	filmmakers	will	be	presented	with	a	
                                                            production	Young@Heart),	and	Jeffrey	          copy	of	Final	Draft,	the	premier	
                                                            Weissman	talked	about	being	a	film	actor.	     screenwriting	software	for	professionals.
                                                            Mike	Terpstra	came	to	talk	about	his	work	
                                                            with	special-effects	company	The	              CFI	Education	will	begin	taking	
                                                            Orphanage,	and	Academy	Award–nominee	          applications	for	its	2008	young	Critics	
                                                            and	documentary	filmmaker	Connie	Field	        Jury	course	in	April.	For	information,	email	
                                                            showed	clips	from	her	latest	work,	while	      John	Morrison,	director	of	CFI	Education,	
                                                            Craig	Baldwin’s	daring	presentation	from	      at	jmorrison@cafilm.org,	or	go	to	the	CFI	
                                                            his	Other	Cinema	delved	into	experimental	     website,	www.cafilm.org.
                                                            film.	On	the	other	side	of	the	camera,	film	
                                                            critic	Michael	Fox	spoke	about	film	

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California Film Institute Education
BuiLdinG the next Generation of fiLmmaKers and audiences

Film engages and inspires like no other medium. For             a pLace in the WorLd
two decades the Mill Valley Film Festival and CFI               This six-film curriculum is a school-year-long study of
Education have pioneered creative film programs for             youth from youth’s point of view. Teachers enroll groups
Bay Area young people, providing year-round                     of students who commit to viewing and examining the
screenings, interactive sessions with film professionals        content of a selection of international films focusing on
and hands-on activities to introduce students to the            defining moments in young people’s lives. The films
power of film as a vibrant tool of communication.               explore topics such as school, death, war, sexuality,
                                                                religion, racism and family, and they are supplemented
We’re not just at the festivaL                                  by speakers, study guides and other tools that explain
In addition to our activities at the Festival, CFI Education    the films and amplify their themes. Now in its third year,
presents programs at the beautiful Christopher B. Smith         this program has received rave reviews from teachers
Rafael Film Center in Marin, the Pacific Film Archive in        and students alike.
Berkeley and other Bay Area theaters. We also come
directly to schools with our interdisciplinary, intercultural   my pLace
film-study programs that are designed to supplement             Our new My Place program combines hands-on
the fields of literature, history, science and social           filmmaking with storytelling skills. Local directors,
studies. To add depth to the viewing experience we’ve           location scouts and the Center for Digital Storytelling in
created study guides, which are geared to conform to            Berkeley help students learn to see where they live
California educational standards.                               through different eyes—like a director. In our initial
                                                                program in April of this year, eight youths from Marin
here are some of our current programs:                          City and the Canal district of San Rafael each made a
                                                                film about their places in their communities. In August
in-schooL fiLmmaKer proGram durinG                              we worked in the Mission and Hunter’s Point in San
the miLL vaLLey fiLm festivaL                                   Francisco.
Each year three interns will work with the CFI Education
director to bring filmmakers and their films from the Mill      Part of My Place’s function is to help deepen alliances
Valley Film Festival into Bay Area schools. In mid-August       among the various community and social services that
we sign up schools and teachers, and in September               come together to assist us in locating student
match up filmmakers with schools for an exciting                participants. The My Place program is generously
classroom exchange between students and filmmakers.             funded by the Marin Community Foundation, Miranda
                                                                Lux Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation.
seLected screeninGs for schooLs
Throughout the year we provide schools with free                teachinG media Literacy in the
monthly screenings of important films. In addition, every       cLassroom
year we select six to eight feature films from the more         Another new project involves teacher workshops on
than two hundred films in the Festival and screen them          using film in the classroom, using innovative techniques
for schools for free during Festival time. Most of these        to widen the uses teachers can make of the film
screenings occur during the school day at the Smith             medium. We launched the workshops in March and our
Rafael Film Center; others are held at theaters in the East     first session included 49 English teachers from the
Bay and San Francisco. After each screening, question-          Tamalpais School District.
and-answer sessions with filmmakers challenge students
to think their way through the films and to consider what       Other programs underway include media literacy
goes on both behind and in front of the camera.                 workshops and screenings and a summer 2008 young
                                                                critics program, all directed to students in grades 2–5.
younG critics jury
Held every July, the Young Critics Jury is a three-day          CFI Education serves more than 4,000 students every
intensive workshop for youths aged 13–18 to learn               year. Join us, and help us grow!
media literacy skills directly from filmmakers and film
historians. Directors, screenwriters, location scouts,          call, email or visit us online:
actors, animators, critics, documentary filmmakers,
cinematographers and others make this event an                  phone: 415.383.5256 x113
exceptional educational experience. Six students are            email: jmorrison@cafilm.org
chosen from the workshop to spend the following week            online: cafilm.org
as jury and curators of the Mill Valley Film Festival Youth
Reel. Applications for this program are available on our
Web site.


                                                                                   Miranda Lux Foundation

                                                                                       LEF	FOuNdATiON	

                                                                              Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston,
         The Bernard Osher Foundation                                               The Shenson Foundation
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The Mill Valley Film Festival Award
                     A noncompetitive festival, the Mill Valley Film      From her earlier work making bowls, Corning
                     Festival’s objective has always been to              began incorporating more figurative elements,
                     celebrate and honor great work in film. For its      inspired by pre-Columbian forms, which she
                     30th anniversary, the time seemed ripe to            felt imbued a feeling of ritual and ceremony.
                     instigate a Festival award: a work of art that       Now that one of her pieces is to become an
                     would embody the intentions and spirit of the        award, she says, “The ritual and ceremony of
                     Festival and those whose work it honors. And         the tributes . . . I think that’s pretty interesting,
                     in Mill Valley artist and ceramicist Alice           that these things are coming together.”
                     Corning’s work, the Festival has found the
                     exemplary piece of art it was looking for, to        Corning says she made the transition from
                     represent its highest regard for the art of film.    clay to bronze as she became increasingly
                                                                          aware of the fragility of clay, particularly after
                     Corning originally began her creative life as a      the earthquake of 1989. At the same time,
                     poet and writer, but then she discovered clay.       she realized that she glazed her clay pieces in
                     She describes its attractions as “tactile and        very bronze-looking colors, “So it was a short
                     visual . . . I liked the concreteness of it, the     jump to do some of the pieces in bronze, and
                     fact that you created something and it was           the figures were especially suited to that.”
                     there to look at and look at again. It had a
                     connection to the past, to man’s earliest            For the Mill Valley Film Festival, the evolution
                     culture. Clay [made] the first art forms that        of Corning’s work has resulted in the beautiful
                     human beings achieved.” As she mentions too          bronze statue to be given to the recipients of
                     its ready availability, the universality of          MVFF’s Tributes and Spotlights. Corning noted
                     creativity comes to mind: “[What] I like about       that “each one will be a little different—it’s not
                     clay is that it’s a very humble material. It’s       just a mass produced thing,” and says of her
PHOTO: JAkub MOSur   really everywhere in the world; it’s nothing         piece, “The purpose is to show the power and
                     until it’s worked by man.”                           dignity of a human being.” Thus it is with great
                                                                          work in film.

                     The MVFF Award will be presented to the recipients of Tributes and Spotlights, our special programs
                     honoring and celebrating the work of distinguished artists and innovators in the filmmaking community.
                     Our Tributes recognize a career and legacy of work, while our Spotlights highlight the exceptional
                     talents of a film artist as exemplified by a current project.

                      PHOTO: JAkub MOSur

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Tribute to Ang Lee

 Lust, Caution

tribute to ang lee                                 Cautionary tales                                 human experience. So, not only do I trust
Friday, October 5, 7:00 pm                         My 15 Minutes With ang lee                       lee, but I feel that I can give myself over to
Christopher b. Smith rafael Film Center            By Zoë Elton                                     the experience of his films: I know I am in
reception to follow at the Outdoor Art Club
                                                                                                    good hands, and I know I am in good
TrIbuTe ANd reCePTION $60 TrIb05P                  It’s September, four days since Ang lee          company.
TrIbuTe ONly $25 TrIb05r                           won his second Golden lion at the Venice
                                                   Film Festival—his first was for the much-        The intense sexual content in the film has
                                                   awarded Brokeback Mountain in 2005—              generated lots of comment—plus an NC-17
                                                   and I have 15 minutes of his time on a day       rating in the uS and a half hour excised for
The Tribute program to Ang lee begins              full of interviews for him. The award for        viewing in China. before the award helped
with a selection of film clips, followed by        Lust, Caution (page 98), his erotic thriller     legitimize it, interviewers grilled lee about
an onstage interview conducted by Festival         based on eileen Chang’s story set in             his intentions, and he found himself having
programming director Zoë elton, and the            World War II Shanghai, comes as a relief.        to explain a lot and steer the conversation
presentation of the MVFF Award.* After             “It does one good thing,” he says: “I don’t      toward art. “It takes a lot of effort, so [the
the program, the evening will continue with        have to explain to people that this is not a     Golden lion Award] shortened a lot of the
a dinner reception in the director’s honor         porno film. It’s a drama!”                       conversation in interviews . . . and saved
at the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley, with                                                        me a lot of energy!”
                                                   I am a little stunned. When I saw the film
authentic Italian cuisine from popular Mill
                                                   several weeks ago, the very explicit sex in      Although there is levity in his voice, lee
Valley restaurant Piazza d’Angelo, and fine        it didn’t make me think it was porn; it made     emphasizes the work it takes to execute, in
wines from Sonoma County’s Verité                  me curious about what lee was exploring—         an art film, scenes of incredible intimacy.
Winery.                                            eroticism, sex and power, profound               “To me,” he says, “It’s the ultimate acting
                                                   intimacy coming unexpectedly out of a            job, the ultimate performance. So to go
sponsored by                                       secret liaison. Over the years of watching       through that actual act of filming, and carry
Christopher b. and                                 his work, I trust lee implicitly as a director   such intense motivation—acting skills and
Jeannie Meg smith                                  and filmmaker, and trust his thoughtfulness      technical aspect—it’s quite exhausting.” The
                                                   and his sense of responsibility. lee’s films     preparation for his actors—in this instance,
                                                   generally reveal and explore his characters’     Tony leung and newcomer Tang Wei—
                                                   stories and their themes with an incredible      involved “a long education and research
*See page 41 for more information about the Mill   compassion for the universality of the           period. Information, films and then just the
 Valley Film Festival Award.

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      MVFF T u r n i n g 3 0

     way [the characters] are: walk, talk, use of      The first part is in Hong kong, then a british      gusty women writers [eileen Chang and
     words, nuances. It doesn’t come easy. It          colony. “It’s very colorful and also part of the    Annie Proulx]. And they come from a very
     takes a long time.”                               story is about innocence, youth and naiveté,        taboo angle. Brokeback, for obvious
                                                       so we used a lot of color that represents           reasons. They’re both very scary for me.
     There is a scene in which leung drops Tang        [that]. We used that purplish red flower a          Portraying an American gay cowboy, that gay
     off at her house. It is before they become        lot.” He went for “the natural color of the old     element in the wild, wild west.” He laughs
     lovers and the intensity between the two is       Hong kong, which you don’t see that any             again. “It takes a woman to put it over. And
     palpable, spoken in look and gesture and          more—I’m happy to retrieve it.” The second          the other is women’s sexuality, which I have
     double entendre; it’s languid and                 half of the film “is more film noir, [we] used      never read [about] in Chinese literature.
     provocative, beautifully photographed and         color [that was] more repressed.” About the         From that sort of angle . . . to examine
     underscored by Alexandre desplat’s                noir influence, lee continues, “you want to         something we all grew up with in Asia, the
     excellent music. I wondered whether this had      inherit that spirit, but you don’t want to copy     patriotism—she put that in the backdrop of
     been shot early in the process, when the two      it, because it becomes so overused. So you          the Sino-Japanese war. . . . It’s a very macho
     actors were still relatively new to working       find other ways and means to treat shadow           resistance in the patriarchal society. So that
     together. lee said it was the second scene        and depth of focus, I think, to give the            is very frightening—sex and war against
     they shot, both for logistical reasons and for    mystery of feeling.” but there are, as lee          China. like: How dare you. It’s very
     the dramatic setup of the relationship and        notes, “lots and lots . . . hundreds of             frightening.”
     chemistry of the two. Also, “It has a very sexy   elements: the lighting, the art department at
     and adventurous fashion—and also hunter           work.” It’s lee’s mastery of these myriad           lee then offers an insight into the experience
     and prey from both sides.” Indeed, that sense     elements that creates such incredible work.         of directing, and into his personal connection
     of hunter and prey creates a gripping                                                                 with the work that has made him one of the
     dynamic, a clandestine undertone known to         lee’s last two films—Lust, Caution and              great filmmakers of his time: “I very much
     the audience and only suspected by                Brokeback Mountain—are based not on                 identify with the main character, even though
     characters who are about to surrender all.        novels, but short stories, yet they are very full   she’s a girl, but in terms of acting: Through
                                                       stories. As a form, the short story usually has     pretending and playing a different part, you
     Lust, Caution is gorgeous—the color, the          a succinct focus: an epiphany, a central            forget about the consequence and become
     feel, the sound, the use of soundtrack. As an     revelation, something very specific. About          braver . . . somehow [you] touch the true
     audience, you intuit a deep sense of the          these two films, lee says, “A couple of             nature of [the] you that is trying to hide, [that
     contrasts between what’s happening                things [are] most important for me. both            you’re] not aware of, so that I very much
     externally and what’s happening internally.       short stories are about the same length,”           identify with. I wouldn’t dare to challenge
     There are, lee notes, two parts to the film.      laughing as he continues, “by very brave            patriotism, or the macho pure gay nature of

      BrokEBaCk Mountain

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the west. [but to] tell a story . . . gets me          began with lee’s first feature. “[I] got money     me. I didn’t know anyone in england, I was
excited; I tend to forget, and I’m empowered.          in Taiwan to make Pushing Hands (MVFF              very afraid, so I dragged him along.” lee
So I feel very much like the central character.”       1992), and came back to New york, [as] it          laughs as he remembers their foray to
                                                       was written to be shot here. So, through           england together: “He started out being my
lee’s point underscores the reason that                some mutual friends . . . I got to meet Ted        entourage then ended up producer of the
stories are so important, whether they’re in           Hope, [Schamus’] partner in Good Machine.          movie—[meanwhile] learning how to really
books or onscreen: they can lead us to an              right then, they [worked at] two tables in the     produce.”
understanding of truth. He emphatically                back of another company.
agrees that this is what motivates his work:                                                              by the time they made sense and
“yes! That’s why I make movies; that’s why             “I pitched them the story in broken english.       sensibility, their work together had
people go to the movie theater in the dark             They told me they were the kings of no-            developed considerably. “you know, we sort
space, and look into and react to something            budget filmmaking. They [said] listen: no          of grow together, and the ice storm (MVFF
on the silver screen. [It may be] an image, a          budget, not low budget. So we hit it off, and      1997) is just something that he introduced
fantasy that’s totally fake and artificial, but [it]   I was just praying the whole time that they        to read, as reading, for pleasure, then I [said]
might be the truth.”                                   weren’t crooks! I had no idea. . . . Talk about    I want to make this into a movie.” From ice
                                                       fate!”                                             storm’s look into early ’70s American
A screenwriter on his earlier projects, lee                                                               suburbia, they hopped to the Civil War:
now mostly directs. He frequently works with           From that fateful moment an incredibly             “ride With the Devil (MVFF 1999) was
the same writers—in the case of Lust,                  successful long-term creative partnership          something [James] developed, he brought to
Caution, longtime collaborators Hui-ling               was born. One of the things notable about          my attention as movie.” The next one was
Wang and James Schamus—and he has a lot                lee and Schamus as a duo is the diversity of       lee’s choice: “Crouching tiger was
of input into the way his projects are                 the work they’ve produced together. The            something I wanted to do. It goes both ways.
developed, working and creating together               choices they make come about in different          This one is something I wanted to do. And I
with the screenwriters, and, when it’s in              ways. lee says, “every project is different—       always ask his opinion. If he says, ah, that’s
Chinese, finalizing the script. Occasionally,          [James] does development, too, for his             rubbish, then that’s discouraging to me, but
he has to write something while the film is in         company. The first four movies were just           if he says great, that’s a plus to me.
production. but, he says, “I don’t call myself         something I wanted to do. The first three          Brokeback . . . it was something he wanted
writer; I see myself as director.”                     (Pushing Hands, the Wedding Banquet,               to produce in the past and couldn’t get it off
                                                       Eat Drink Man Woman), sometimes I                  the ground. [The script was already] written,
lee’s collaboration with James Schamus is              [wrote], sometimes I [developed]. The fourth       [it was] a set-to-go project, and . . . he green
one of those great filmmaking partnerships. It         movie, sense and sensibility, was pitched to       lit it.”

                                                                                                          As our 15 minutes come to an end, I ask lee
                                                                                                          about the clip program we will be putting
                                                                                                          together for his Tribute at MVFF: does he
                                                                                                          have requests, does he want to sign off on
                                                                                                          our choices beforehand? He thinks a little,
                                                                                                          and says, “No, I trust you.” Ah, that makes
                                                                                                          two of us.

                                                                                                          Zoë Elton is director of programming for MVFF,
                                                                                                          and an artist, writer and theater director.

                                                                                                          seleCted FilMography
                                                                                                          Lust, Caution (2007)
                                                                                                          Brokeback Mountain (2005)
                                                                                                          Hulk (2003)
                                                                                                          Crouching tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
                                                                                                          ride with the Devil (1999)
                                                                                                          the ice storm (1997)
                                                                                                          sense and sensibility (1995)
                                                                                                          Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
                                                                                                          the Wedding Banquet (1993)
                                                                                                          Pushing Hands (1992)

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     Spotlight on Terry George
                                                       was “the troubles.” The trio of films he made      work in that it is adapted from a novel, by
                                                       with Jim Sheridan, in the name of the Father       John burnham Schwartz. but the film is in
                                                       (which garnered the co-writers an Academy          the same vein as George’s previous dramas,
                                                       Award® nomination), some Mother’s son              continuing his obsession with individuals
                                                       (marking George’s directing debut; MVFF            who stubbornly refuse to accept societal,
                                                       1996) and the Boxer, rank among the most           institutional or governmental injustice. Terry
                                                       memorable movies of the ’90s.                      George’s movies always have a hero, though
                                                                                                          he or she is assuredly not a superhero. His
                                                       The Irish trilogy established George as a          protagonists are simply ordinary people who
                                                       master of shaping real-life drama to the           are compelled beyond all logic and
                                                       contours of a movie screen—or, more                reasonableness to do the right thing.
                                                       accurately, he pulled and stretched the
                                                       screen to accommodate the complicated,
                                                       unwieldy nuances of true stories. With the
                                                       acutely shattering Hotel rwanda, George
                                                       deftly moved beyond the borders of his
                                                       native land, earning a second Oscar nod for
                                                       his screenplay, which movingly contrasted
                                                       one man’s courage with international
     in the naMe oF JustiCe                            indifference. but Hotel rwanda was not as
     By Michael Fox                                    great a stretch as one might imagine, he told
                                                       an interviewer: “I had a particular knowledge
                                                                                                           soME MotHEr’s son
     Irish writer-director Terry George has a          of sectarian division and how that’s
     singular gift for weaving moral dilemmas into     manipulated, the fear that’s injected into         George segues from history to fiction with
     intensely emotional sagas. More than most         ordinary people from the threat of the ‘other      reservation road, and one expects (and we
     contemporary screenwriters and directors,         side.’ It’s a millionfold the story of Northern    hope) he will move between the two in the
     George’s themes are rooted in the real-world      Ireland, but the root of it is still the same:     future. While the lure of true stories is
     circumstances that defined his childhood.         divide and conquer, create a sense of fear         irresistible for most filmmakers, George
     Growing up in belfast in the ’50s and ’60s,       that the other person is going to rob you of       brings them to the screen with an integrity
     he learned the importance of personal             your property and possibly your life.”             and seriousness of purpose that is precious
     responsibility as well as the consequences        The director takes another leap with               and rare. It is a responsibility that he
     of violence. When he began writing                reservation road, his first film set in this       embraces wholeheartedly. “It’s like the
     screenplays, it was only natural that his focus   country. It is also a departure from his earlier   distillation of wine into brandy, almost; you
                                                                                                          take the facts and you compress them
                                                                                                          together to give an emotional experience, a
                                                                                                          flavor and a taste of what went on, for an
                                                                                                          audience. That, for me, becomes the
                                                                                                          challenge. I do feel a big obligation to history
                                                                                                          because, for better or worse, feature film has
                                                                                                          become the main source of in-depth
                                                                                                          information about big events.”

                                                                                                          Michael Fox is a critic and journalist, and curator
                                                                                                          and host of the Friday night CinemaLit film series
                                                                                                          at the Mechanics’ institute in san Francisco.

                                                                                                          seleCted FilMography
                                                                                                          reservation road (2007)
                                                                                                          Hotel rwanda (2004)
                                                                                                          a Bright shining Lie (TV) (1998)
                                                                                                          some Mother’s son (1996)

                                                                                                          Hart’s War (2002)
                                                                                                          the Boxer (1997)
     HotEL rWanDa
                                                                                                          in the name of the Father (1993)

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                                                                                                         The evening’s Spotlight program features an
spotlight on terry george
Wednesday October 10, 7:00 pm                                                                            onstage conversation between Terry George
Christopher b. Smith rafael Film Center                                                                  and Festival director Mark Fishkin, a
reception to follow at Frantoio ristorante                                                               screening of reservation road and the
                                                                                                         presentation of the MVFF Award.* Following
SPOTlIGHT ONly $25 SPOT10r                                                                               the program, we return to one of our favorite
                                                                                                         party venues, Frantoio ristorante in Mill
reservation road | uS 2007 102 MINS                                                                      Valley, for a lovely dinner complemented by
Director Terry George Producers Nick Wechsler, A. kitman Ho Screenwriters John burnham Schwartz, Terry   wines from silver oak and twomey Cellars.
George Cinematographer John lindley Editor Naomi Geraghty Cast Joaquin Phoenix, Mark ruffalo, Jennifer
Connelly, Mira Sorvino, elle Fanning Print Source Focus Features
                                                                                                         sponsored by
invited guests: Mark ruffalo, Mira sorvino
A car accident is a tragic occurrence, but an accident nonetheless. A hit-and-run is
another matter entirely: The accident is just the beginning, the ending shaped by a human
response with immeasurable consequences. In this powerful film version of John burnham
Schwartz’s heartrending novel by director Terry George (Hotel rwanda; some Mother’s
son, MVFF 1996), two fathers end up on their own collision course after a dark night on
a winding Connecticut road. desperately seeking justice and retribution, ethan (Joaquin
Phoenix) becomes obsessed with near-vigilante efforts to solve a case the police can’t,
while divorced dad dwight (Mark ruffalo) struggles to do the right thing and still sustain               *See page 41 for more information about the Mill Valley
a relationship with his son. The stellar cast (including Jennifer Connelly as ethan’s wife                Film Festival Award.
and Mira Sorvino as dwight’s ex) delivers phenomenal performances, as grief and rage
clash with guilt and fear, in a dramatic battle of wills and combustible reactions.
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     Spotlight on Jennifer Jason Leigh
                                                             roommate from hell in single White Female; Amy,         reunites onscreen with Alec baldwin (her co-star
                                                             the snappy girl Friday whose intelligence crackles      in the quirky 1990 crime thriller Miami Blues) in
                                                             and sparks with a fury in the Hudsucker Proxy;          Lymelife.
                                                             lois, the phone sex worker who, unbeknownst to
                                                             her callers, is changing diapers as she talks dirty     One factor unites the performances leigh brings
                                                             to them in robert Altman’s short Cuts; Sally, the       to life. She is a risk taker. She tirelessly researches
                                                             witty, brilliant actress holding onto the shreds of     each role she takes on, developing an absolutely
                                                             youth and fame that define her in the anniversary       authentic voice. Through characters unhampered
                                                             Party; and the exhilaratingly acerbic dorothy           by the need to be liked or, ultimately, understood,
                                                             Parker in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle—to         leigh challenges us to recognize elements of the
                                                             name just a few.                                        human condition that are at once completely alien
                                                                                                                     and all too familiar.
                                                             From the beginning, leigh has been no stranger to
                                                             show business. Her father was actor Vic Morrow          Although associated with intense, unconventional
                                                             and her mother is actress-screenwriter barbara          roles, Jennifer Jason leigh is in fact one of us. And
                                                             Turner, who wrote one of leigh’s most complex           with the compassionate awareness she devotes to
                                                             and riveting roles, the painfully and resolutely lost   each character she plays, they become one of us
                                                             Sadie in Georgia. leigh thrived in her early artistic   too. Was that her studying you from the table in
                                                             environment, earning her Screen Actors Guild            the corner? you should be so lucky.
                                                             card as a teenager, in an episode of Baretta. Since
                                                             then, her ability to play a great diversity of roles    Freelance writer kristine kolton has worked for
     absolute authentiCity                                                                                           various film-related organizations and is currently
                                                             has made her one of the most mesmerizing actors
     By kristine kolton                                                                                              employed at Lucasfilm Ltd.
                                                             of her generation.

                                                             Offscreen, leigh has proven herself a successful
     Without realizing it, you may be standing next to
                                                             filmmaker. In 2001, with friend Alan Cumming, she
     Jennifer Jason leigh in line at the coffee shop.
                                                             co-wrote and co-directed the anniversary Party,
     Why would she elude your notice? Her
                                                             a bristling comedic ensemble that takes a very
     chameleon-like ability to seamlessly blend into her
                                                             honest look at Hollywood. leigh has also
     surroundings and disappear into a character
                                                             appeared onstage, acting in productions of the
     makes her, paradoxically, invisible as well as
                                                             Glass Menagerie, Proof and Cabaret (as Sally
                                                             bowles), among others.
     Think about it: Stacy, the wide-eyed teen who
                                                             up next, leigh stars opposite Nicole kidman and          Fast tiMEs at riDGEMont HiGH
     loses her innocence in Fast times at ridgemont
                                                             Jack black in Margot at the Wedding (written and
     High; Tralala, the tragic prostitute in the harrowing
                                                             directed by her husband, Noah baumbach) and
     Last Exit to Brooklyn; Hedy, the psychotic                                                                      seleCted FilMography
                                                                                                                     Margot at the Wedding (2007)
                                                                                                                     Palindromes (2004)
                                                                                                                     the Machinist (2004)
                                                                                                                     in the Cut (2003)
                                                                                                                     road to Perdition (2002)
                                                                                                                     the anniversary Party (2001)
                                                                                                                     the king is alive (2000)
                                                                                                                     Existenz (1999)
                                                                                                                     a thousand acres (1997)
                                                                                                                     Washington square (1997)
                                                                                                                     kansas City (1996)
                                                                                                                     Georgia (1995)
                                                                                                                     Dolores Claiborne (1995)
                                                                                                                     Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994)
                                                                                                                     the Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
                                                                                                                     short Cuts (1993)
                                                                                                                     single White Female (1992)
                                                                                                                     Backdraft (1991)
                                                                                                                     rush (1991)
                                                                                                                     Miami Blues (1990)
                                                                                                                     the Big Picture (1989)
                                                                                                                     Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
      DoLorEs CLaiBornE
                                                                                                                     Fast times at ridgemont High (1982)

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spotlight on JenniFer Jason leigh                                                                                The Spotlight program for Jennifer Jason
Saturday, October 13, 6:30 pm
                                                                                                                 leigh features an onstage interview
Christopher b. Smith rafael Film Center
reception to follow at the Outdoor Art Club                                                                      conducted by ben Fong-Torres, followed by a
                                                                                                                 screening of Margot at the Wedding and the
SPOTlIGHT ANd reCePTION $60 SPOT13P                                                                              presentation of the MVFF Award.* Afterward
                                                                                                                 we move on to the historic Outdoor Art Club,
                                                                                                                 where Amiee Alan Custom Catering will
Margot at the Wedding | uS 2007 93 MINS
                                                                                                                 provide a stellar meal accompanied by Silver
Director/Screenwriter Noah baumbach Producer Scott rudin Cinematographer Harris Savides Editor Carol littleton
Cast Nicole kidman, Jennifer Jason leigh, Jack black, John Turturro Print Source Paramount Vantage               Oak and Twomey Cellars wines.
In a truly inspired feat of casting, Nicole kidman and Jennifer Jason leigh are estranged
sisters with more in common than they’d care to admit. Simultaneously self-righteous                             sponsored by
and self-loathing, Margot (kidman) and Pauline (leigh) bring a wickedly wry humor and a
mass of insecurities to a turbulent relationship that turns on a dime. After years apart,
Margot decides to visit Pauline for Pauline’s impending wedding to Malcolm (Jack black, in
fine disheveled form), an unemployed artist and musician of whom Margot clearly
disapproves. As the sisters spar and personal secrets unravel, a storybook wedding
seems an unlikely prospect. It doesn’t help that the nasty next-door neighbors demand
they chop down the old tree under which they plan to marry. As with the squid and the
Whale (MVFF 2005), writer-director Noah baumbach paints an authentic, sardonic                                   *See page 41 for more information about the Mill Valley
portrait of a family falling apart and fighting to put itself back together again.                                Film Festival Award.
—Joanne Parsont

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the MusiC never stopped                             foreign cinema to audiences in Mill Valley.         It was this can-do attitude that Stephanie
Music at the Festival, then and now                 From this successful venture he went on             remembers as the essential element in
By Joshua Moore                                     to launch the Mill Valley Film Festival. Mike       producing great music events for the
                                                    bloomfield used to go to the Saturday Night         Festival. “We started coming up with all
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the           Movie and perform for everyone, and he              these crazy but wonderful ideas for shows
Mill Valley Film Festival, co-founder and           and Mark developed a friendship. When,              that sounded impossible, and I think a lot
executive director Mark Fishkin and co-             a few years later, there was a film about           of what the Festival became known for was
founder rita Cahill sat down with longtime          bloomfield’s life, it was a natural to have         achieving the impossible.” The bill Graham
Festival collaborators and music producers          a bloomfield music event at the Mill Valley         Tribute was held at the Marin Center and
Clare Wasserman and Stephanie Clarke,               Film Festival. “We had a movie that Marty           emceed by actors Howard Hesseman and
to reminisce and discuss the highlights of          balin produced about Mike bloomfield,               saturday night Live regular don Novello
Festival musical events over the years. “So,        and we decided to also present live music           (aka Father Guido Sarducci), with support
a trip down memory lane here,” rita begins,         that would support the essence of the film,”        from robin Williams, and featured live
eliciting gentle laughter as everyone settles in.   Clare describes.                                    performances by a who’s who of musicians,
                                                                                                        including Graham’s personal favorites Jerry
“yeah, that’s the problem!” Mark quickly            The bloomfield show started an annual               Garcia, Carlos Santana and Tito Puente.
replies, “I can’t remember what the first           tradition of music at the Festival, with events     A video made prior to the event included
music show we ever did was.” More laughter,         ranging from the cozy club scene to one             Mick Jagger and keith richards, elton John,
as they put their heads together and agree          of the Festival’s largest, most memorable           eric Clapton and the Grateful dead among
that that first event featured the great blues      events, in 1984: a tribute to legendary bay         others, all saluting Graham.
guitar legend Mike bloomfield, best known           Area music promoter and rock ’n’ roll Hall
for his guitar work with bob dylan on the           of Fame member, bill Graham. Clare recalls          In 1986, the Festival presented another
classic album Highway 61 revisited. “yeah,          pitching the idea to bill: “We wanted to do         monumental event: Music in the Movies,
you know, that was the first event we did           something with him, and bill lived in Mill          a celebration of music in film, held at the
together, rita, the bloomfield event. Oh, I had     Valley, so we went in and had a meeting with        Warfield Theater in San Francisco and
forgotten about that!” Clare recalls.               him, and he basically said, ‘you’re crazy, and      produced in partnership with bill Graham
                                                    no one likes me and why would you want to           Presents and with support from bMI and
Once upon a time, Mark Fishkin ran the              do a tribute, they’re all going to throw things,    ASCAP in los Angeles. The Tribute honored
Saturday Night Movie, a crowd-pleasing              and I don’t want to do it’; and we talked him       17 master film composers in attendance,
event created to showcase independent and           into it basically.”                                 including Alan and Marilyn bergman (who

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     returned for their own MVFF Tribute in 2001,      a wonderful and popular Festival venue for all    show. Sharing his comprehensive knowledge
     interviewed onstage by Senator barbara            musical genres. Zoë recalls performances          of musical history, each year he presents an
     boxer), elmer bernstein, bill Conte, Thomas       with guests like bluesman keb’ Mo’ and the        assemblage of rare video footage of music
     Newman and Jack Nitzsche, and featured            world-renowned Calypso rose, who both             performances that enthrall audiences, often
     live performances by Tangerine dream, ry          played after screenings of documentaries          into the wee hours of the night. The Hi De
     Cooder and the Paris, texas soundtrack band,      featuring their music.                            Ho show will be on hiatus this year, but we
     Stewart Copeland and Spinal Tap, reunited                                                           expect it to return in future Festivals.
     specifically for the Tribute. robin Williams      Mark recollects an unforgettable experience
     once again added his inimitable flare.            at the Sweetwater, in 1987: “I remember           In 1990, the Festival paid tribute to esteemed
                                                       Aaron Neville performing at the Sweetwater        music producer and longtime saturday night
     Stephanie describes the event in detail: “We      and somebody told him my dad’s favorite           Live music director Hal Willner. Produced
     had film clips and live performances that we      song was “Ave Maria,” and there I was, sitting    by Clare and Stephanie, the event, held
     used to illustrate how sound is layered into      in the front row, hearing Aaron Neville singing   at the Marin Theater Company, featured
     film, and dolby came up with this amazing         it.” Also at the Sweetwater that night were       extensive clip reels and a phenomenal lineup
     segment that used the film amadeus, and           elvis Costello, Grateful dead guitarist bob       of performers: Marianne Faithfull, Todd
     they layered all the different types of sound     Weir, bassist rob Wasserman and the Paris,        rundgren, don Was, david Sanborn, bob
     that go into building a soundtrack, and it        texas band with Harry dean Stanton and            Weir, rob Wasserman, Michael McClure,
     was phenomenal.” Never before had such            david lindley. Clare adds about Stanton that,     Charlie Haden and Michelle Shocked. The
     an extraordinary lineup of composers and          “he hadn’t really toured before, and so we        house band consisted of Garth Hudson,
     musicians been assembled in the bay Area          re-formed the Paris, texas band for our show,     Prairie Prince and other luminaries.
     under one roof for an event. The Music in         and after that Harry dean went out on the
     the Movies Tribute came together thanks           road with that band.”                             A particularly notable show at the Sweetwater
     to an unprecedented collaboration with                                                              in 1991 followed the robert Mugge film
     organizations like dolby labs, lucasfilm          Along with the Sweetwater, Village Music,         Deep Blues, when musician lonnie Pitchford
     ltd., bill Graham Presents and esprit—as bill     the store owned by John Goddard—whose             wowed the audience by building a diddley-
     Graham himself mentioned, it would never          tenure began 50 years ago when he worked          bow—a one-string guitar—by hand on stage
     happen anywhere but in the bay Area.              there as a teenager—is also set to close          and then performing with it. Pitchford’s
                                                       this fall. These great venues truly capture       diddley-bow still hangs on the wall of the
     Mark turns to recalling some of the Festival’s    the spirit and enthusiasm Mill Valley has         Sweetwater.
     smaller, yet equally remarkable, music events     for music, and will be greatly missed by all.
     held at the Sweetwater Saloon, and calls          More than a decade ago, Zoë invited John          In another Wasserman and Clarke–produced
     programming director Zoë elton into the           Goddard, who she describes as “a walking,         Tribute, to singer-songwriter rickie lee Jones,
     conversation. Over the years, the                 talking encyclopedia of music and American        in 1996, Jones performed at the larkspur
     Sweetwater—a Mill Valley cultural institution     pop culture” to host and veejay what has          Cafe Theatre, which held only 100 seats,
     and live music venue for more than 30 years       become a legendary annual Festival event at       following a screening of the documentary
     that, sadly, is set to close this year—has been   the CinéArts@Sequoia theater, the Hi De Ho        about her life, naked songs. Mark remembers

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the performer’s stage fright that evening. “She    with Jerry Garcia. bonnie raitt, a longtime         performers who have supported the Festival
wasn’t going to go on stage, so I gave her my      supporter of the Mill Valley Film Festival,         over the years. Another event will feature
arm and said, ‘Madame, can I accompany you         came to the rafael in 2002 to introduce             new-wave pioneer Pearl Harbour, of Pearl
to the stage,’ and I escorted her to the stage,    one of her all-time favorites, musician Oliver      Harbour and the explosions, and ex-wife of
where she played a terrific set.” The Tribute to   Mtukudzi, Zimbabwe’s best-selling pop artist.       Clash bassist Paul Simonon, following the
rickie lee was hosted by Peter Coyote and                                                              screening of famed music-video director
featured the late legendary jazz saxophonist       Thirty years later, the Mill Valley Film Festival   Julian Temple’s documentary Joe strummer:
Joe Henderson.                                     music events continue to work their magic.          the Future is unwritten (page 95). See page
                                                   last year’s doors film and music event              25 for more information on both of these live
Following the screening of Zakir and His           featured founding member ray Manzarek               shows.
Friends in 1998, Alexander’s rugs in Mill          and an evening with G.e. Smith, original and
Valley was the setting for a performance           longtime band leader for saturday night             before the conversation ends and everyone
by Zakir Hussain, the world-renowned               Live. Other performers that night included          heads back to work, Stephanie says, “Some
percussionist who played tabla on the              bob Weir and rob Wasserman, dan Hicks               of my closest friends are people I met through
soundtrack to apocalypse now, and bassist          & the lickettes, and a guest appearance by          the Mill Valley Film Festival.” rita agrees, “The
rob Wasserman. The following year,                 saturday night Live alum dana Carvey, on            Festival has always been like a family of friends
Alexander’s hosted another great Indian            the drums. And in 2005, Festival Tributee           that opens its doors to the community and
musician, sarangi master ustad Sultan khan,        Jeff daniels and Talking Heads guitarist            invites everyone to come along and enjoy the
following the screening of Jinnah. More            Jerry Harrison were seen rocking out at the         process, as well as to delight in the end result.”
greats of world music were featured at 142         Sweetwater, to robert randolph and the              Clare adds, “As bill Graham said so many
Throckmorton Theatre in 2005, when khalil          Family band.                                        times, ‘It could only happen here’—we are so
ragheb, ustad Aziz Herawi and ehsan                                                                    blessed to be able to work in this remarkable
Ahmad performed in celebration of Stephen          This year will prove no different. Following        community.” At this 30th anniversary mark,
Olsson’s sound of the soul.                        the screening of director Todd Haynes’ new          with the Mill Valley Film Festival about to begin,
                                                   bob dylan–inspired film, i’m not there (page        Mark admits, “30 is young,” and there’s more
One of the first music events held at the          94), Clare Wasserman and Stephanie Clarke           film and music yet to come.
Smith rafael Film Center was the set               will present the live music event “dylan
Grateful dead member david Grisman played          (Interpreted)”, featuring surprise special          Joshua Moore is the assistant programmer for the
in 2000, after the world premiere of Grateful      guests from the film’s highly anticipated           Mill Valley Film Festival and an alumnus of san
Dawg, the documentary by his daughter,             soundtrack, including ramblin’ Jack elliott         Francisco state university.
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     the CaMera and the spoon
     intersections of Food and Film
     By Carrie Laing Pickett

     As a nation, we are in the middle of a
     vigorous debate about food. Our current
     culinary craze has introduced Americans at
     large to the parlance and activities of the
     food world. From ratatouille (2007) we
     learn the stations of a traditionally run
     upscale restaurant kitchen, while social
     critiques like super size Me (2004) and
     Fast Food nation (2006) inform us of the
     nutritional and environmental hazards and
     fat profits of the fast-food industry.

     Often in this debate the deeply pleasurable
     experience of cooking and dining is pitted
     against the need for convenience and
     inexpensiveness, and more in-depth
     discussion about health, economics and            BaBEttE’s FEast
     well-being becomes a casualty in the fray.
     Meanwhile, we all struggle on, working out       When the camera focuses so clearly on food,     cook and food author, connects the many
     how to get something to eat between the          or on its preparation or on the experience of   facets of being human. Contrasting mass-
     other activities of our lives, and how to care   eating, one immediately senses something        produced food with the choosing and
     for and enjoy ourselves as best we can.          important is being said. Small movements,       handling of ingredients ourselves, he
                                                      such as the licking of a fingertip after        draws out the hazards, satisfaction and
     For those of us passionate about food, any       touching the icing of a cake, or pausing to     importance of preparing food under the
     film that reveals an authentic connection        smell and look at a piece of fruit before       influence of life. For brown, nourishment
     with it is rich with meaning. One such           taking a bite—movements that show real          doesn’t “come out of a package, it comes
     cinematic benchmark is Babette’s Feast           appreciation or consideration of food—          from your heart.”
     (1987). At the heart of this sincere and         suddenly give that moment a real-time,
     elegant film about the meeting of high           depth: a moment of a person’s lived             Attentive food films like How to Cook Your
     european culture and plain-living                experience.                                     Life and Babette’s Feast aside, there are
     Protestantism is an exquisite homage to the                                                      other equally vital ways that food appears in
     intersecton of art and spirituality that is      German director doris dörrie’s How to           film. like clothes, living spaces and modes
     illustrated by an age-old and basic activity:    Cook Your Life (page 93) focuses expressly      of transportation, food is often used on
     a cook’s desire to express herself through       on this rich, lived experience. Through the     screen to set a location or scene, or to
     her work, and the absolute, wholesome            medium of cooking, the film’s subject,          establish characters’ personalities and their
     effect of her efforts.                           edward espe brown, renowned Zen priest,         cultural, class and social background. In
                                                                                                      august Evening (page 84), for example, a
     The lengthy feast scene in the film gives                                                        point is made about a character’s eating with
     viewers such fine detail that we                                                                 his hands. In Blame it on Fidel (page 86),
     subconsciously yearn for a sip of the Clos                                                       the protagonist’s parents alter the family fare
     de Vougeot or a taste of the turtle soup, to                                                     from fine bourgeois cuisine to beans and
     find out for ourselves just how good they                                                        rice, indicating a significant lifestyle shift.
     are. We become part of the legendary
     French dining experience: hours long, with                                                       Within a film narrative, the sharing of a
     myriad courses carefully designed down to                                                        meal is frequently used as a time in which
     the smallest nuance of a single ingredient,                                                      characters interact with one another, working
     color or preparation, to give the diner a                                                        out problems, making plans, revealing
     succession of sensory experiences that                                                           themselves. In the Darjeeling Limited (page
     together create an extraordinary sense of                                                        89), a family dynamic is revealed in the
     well-being and fellow feeling.                                                                   ordering of food, and stages (page 105)
                                                                                                      plays out an estranged couple’s relationship
     Following along so closely, by the end of the                                                    over meals.
     film we look around for a little something to
     complete the experience, or wish we could                                                        Meals are often times of reckoning, too,
     head out right then for a truly well-made                                                        when moments of meaning spring up amid
     repast.                                           suPEr siZE ME
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                                                                                                It takes an entire local community to come
                                                                                                together to create a film festival, a celebration
                                                                                                of rich artistic expression within the larger
                                                                                                culture. All sorts of people, businesses and
                                                                                                organizations work together to fashion a
                                                                                                network of aesthetic experiences and
                                                                                                practical resources that will entertain and
                                                                                                also take care of Festival goers. If you
                                                                                                haven’t yet discovered these resources at
                                                                                                the Mill Valley Film Festival, your first stop
                                                                                                should be the lovely Outdoor Art Club
                                                                                                (OAC), a century-old retreat just across the
                                                                                                street from the CinéArts@Sequoia theater
                                                                                                in Mill Valley. There’s a pleasant tree-shaded
                                                                                                patio garden and Festival café, where folks
                                                                                                can hang out, eat, drink and rest between
                                                                                                films. Many of the Festival’s receptions,
                                                                                                dinners and parties also take place there,
                                                                                                with food from local restaurants, caterers
                                                                                                and other food purveyors. (see page 24
JELLYFisH                                                                                       for more about oaC offerings during the
blessing of a meal in rails & ties (page        of actual endeavor to create a startlingly
103) quickly alters the tone and relational     beautifully shot work of art. A one-man         All this is done to allow us to immerse
dynamics at the dinner table, while in          operation, filmmaker and long-distance          ourselves in an art form that takes time to
Clouds over Conakry (page 87), mealtime         motorcyclist Guarav Jani travels via bike       experience, while enabling us to take care of
serves to produce insightful conversation.      and camera from Mumbai, India, up to the        ourselves. Which brings us to what you’re
                                                highest habitable place in the world, the       going to do about food before or after your
Sometimes a film attracts and enlightens        Changthang Plateau, between the                 next film. If you haven’t already done
us with a food-related detail we have not       Himalayas and the karakoram range,              reconnaissance, Mill Valley and San rafael
experienced before, as with the harsh           bordering China. Time after time the            are both full of an easy variety of cafés and
realities of the mass production of sugar in    mountain people he meets and visits with        restaurants. So come a little early or wander
the dominican republic documented in            invite him to share their food (even when, in   out after the show, and find a spot to let your
the Price of sugar (page 102). For most         one case, he’s distinctly turned off by a       hair down or to discuss a film. dinner and a
Americans, simply seeing someone eating         dish). On a couple of occasions, seasoned       movie: a time-honored combination.
raw cane, as the malnourished workers do in     old-timers insist he eat huge platefuls, or
this film, is a revelation.                     they add meat to their usually vegetarian       Carrie Laing Pickett is a Bay area writer,
                                                dishes, in order to sustain Jani on his         editor and longtime cook and is the MVFF
Is food art, or fuel? Sometimes one,            journey. Poor in terms of money, they share     copy editor.
sometimes the other, most often both and        their lives with a sympathetic sojourner.
something more. In spite of simply needing
to eat to live, we exalt in our food when it
looks, smells and tastes good, and we love
variety as well as comfort. In a world of
many cultures there are myriad ways of
cooking and eating, and one of the great
things about movies is the opportunity to
see into other people’s lives, finding out
how they live, what they’re like, the choices
they make—and what and how they eat.
While stories often move us by revealing
the commonalities of human life, it’s the
unique details of difference that draw us
into new ways of thinking about ourselves
and about others.

riding solo to the top of the World (page
104) is an eloquent example of this idea. It
combines the dreamy universal theme of the
pursuit of parts unknown with the specifics      HoW to Cook Your LiFE

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Film Categories
WorLd cinema                                         us cinema                                           v(ision) fest
Whether they aim to move, provoke, entertain,        A showcase for new American films, US Cinema        Tomorrow’s technology is today’s medium for the
amuse or thrill, the films in the World Cinema       celebrates the work of well-known masters and       imagination. V(ision)Fest mediamakers come
section tell stories that reveal elements of the     emerging filmmakers who share a talent for          from the school of all possibilities. They are the
universal, while changing our ways of seeing and     independent, insightful storytelling.               innovators and experimenters who are ready to
understanding our global neighbors.                                                                      shake, rattle and reboot the state of cinema.
                                                     sponsored by
sponsored by                                                                                             sponsored by

vaLLey of the docs                                   chiLdren’s fiLmfest                                 5@5 & mvff shorts
Reality spins some of the most fascinating yarns     A cinematic globetrot for kids of all ages, the     Eclectic in content and style, our shorts programs
of all. The Valley of the Docs presents the latest   Children’s FilmFest gives young people a taste of   are an assortment of filmic gems by emerging
in documentary filmmaking, in which filmmakers       cultures and adventures they won’t get anywhere     artists and established masters. Our 5@5 matinee
from around the world explore the consequences       else, including hands-on filmmaking workshops.      series takes its program titles from the songs of a
of truth.                                                                                                musical performer; this year’s selected artist is
                                                     sponsored by
                                                                                                         beloved singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen.
sponsored by
                                                                                                         sponsored by

MVFF Premieres
7	islands	and	a	Metro                                Heartbreak	Hotel                                    Possession
14	Women                                             ice	Bar                                             Presque	isle
365	(nascor	nasci	natus)                             irina	Palm                                          Que	Viva	la	Lucha	(Wrestling	in	Tijuana)
Body	&	Soul:	diana	&	Kathy                           iron	Ladies	of	Liberia                              Red	Robin
Butterfly                                                                                                The	Secrets
California	dreamin’	(Endless)                                                                            Stages
                                                     Laviva                                              Strong	Love
Cassandra’s	dream
                                                     Luna:	Spirit	of	the	Whale                           Things	We	Lost	in	the	Fire
The	Colors	of	Memory
                                                     Mind	the	Gap                                        The	Trips	Festival
Compound	Eye
                                                     My	Brother	is	an	Only	Child                         uranya
Crossing	the	dust
djanta                                               My	Enemy’s	Enemy                                    used
The	End	of	the	Neubacher	Project                     The	People’s	Advocate:	The	Life	&	                  When	darkness	Falls
Go	Together                                          	 Times	of	Charles	R.	Garry                         Women	of	Tibet:	A	Quiet	Revolution

2007 Focus
focus: romania                                       focus: Germany                                      active cinema movement
Romania is poised to become the national             New German cinema includes some of the world’s      This category offers a selection of films by
cinema of choice among film aficionados. Three       most talented directors including Doris Dörrie      filmmakers whose work is committed to the
new award-winning films give a snapshot of life      (How to Cook Your Life); Christian Wagner           causes their stories portray, even beyond the
before, during and after the1989 revolution: The     (Warchild) and Christian Petzold (Yella).           screen. These films have the potential to inspire
Way I Spent the End of the World, The Paper                                                              audiences to connect and get involved. This year’s
Will Be Blue and California Dreamin’ (Endless).      Other countries and regions strongly represented    selection: Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy; Djanta;
                                                     this year include Africa, India, Iran, Israel and   Soldiers of Conscience; Strong Love; Women of
                                                     Sweden.                                             Tibet: A Quiet Revolution and the documentary
                                                                                                         shorts program Bee-ing Me.

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                              5@5: Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye	                                                   	TOTAL	PROGRAM	79	MINS
                              Tuesday, October 9              5:00 pm                   5AT509S                      Sequoia
                              Thursday, October 11            5:00 pm                   5AT511R                      Rafael
                              Partings are often loaded times of in-betweenness. Mark Andrews’ Violet (US 21 mins) looks at what happens
                              when someone never quite learns to let go. An imaginary ball is the connection at the heart of Ruben Grijalva’s
                              lyrical Shadow Ball (US 12 mins). In Dead Letters (New Zealand 14 mins) Paolo Rotondo takes on war, loss and
                              the power of communication. Keith Bogart’s sparse The Rapture of the Athlete Assumed into Heaven (US 5 mins),
                              written by Don DeLillo, explores the inner mind of the athlete at a point of departure. In Karen Dee Carpenter’s Sarah
                              & Dee (US 20 mins), two young women try to break free from the restrictions of their lives. Ramon Alos’ Before
                              and After Kissing Maria (Spain 7 mins) follows the yearnings of a young boy, and the nature of goodbye. —Osnat


                              5@5: I’m Your Man	                                                                       	TOTAL	PROGRAM	82	MINS
                              Monday, October 8               5:00 pm                   5AT508S                      Sequoia
                              Wednesday, October 10           5:00 pm                   5AT510R                      Rafael
                              We all want to be cherished by someone, to be truly loved. And yet when love comes, are we able to receive it? In
                              Kurt Kuenne’s quirky Validation (US 17 mins), a young man uses kind words to make everyone feel validated, worthy.
                              But can he make the girl smile? Moon Molson’s Pop Foul (US 20 mins) takes a painful look at what happens when a
                              boy loses respect for his father. Mike Jonathan’s Hawaikii (New Zealand 15 mins) plays out in a very different family
                              dynamic, but the question remains the same: Will a father be able to come through for his child? In Thouly Dosios’
                              House of the Olive Trees (Greece 30 mins), set in the beautiful Greek Islands, a young woman yearns for love. But
                              can she bring herself to accept it when it comes? —Osnat Shurer


                              5@5: Take This Longing	                                                                  	TOTAL	PROGRAM	84	MINS
                              Friday, October 5               5:00 pm                   5AT505R                      Rafael
                              Thursday, October 11            5:00 pm                   5AT511S                      Sequoia
                              At the heart of these short films lies a longing for something more. Sometimes it’s a longing for like-minded friends,
                              as in Suzi Yoonessi’s delightful Dear Lemon Lima, (US 11 mins). Sometimes it’s a geeky boy who returns from
                              the jellyfish display with his dreams completely transformed, as in Rob Meyer’s Aquarium (US 17 mins). Michael
                              Karbeinikoff’s Balloon Animals (US 18 mins) explores the universal longing to connect, through an unlikely friendship
                              between an aging clown and a young prostitute. Atsushi Ogata’s wonderful Eternally Yours (Japan 15 mins) turns
                              expectation on its head, while Michelle Hung’s Chinese Dumplings (US 8 mins) looks at the bonds of sisterhood.
                              Per Hanefjord’s Fore Checking Grandpa (Sweden 14 mins) beautifully explores how we project our yearnings onto
                              others and how hard it is for us to just let each other be ourselves. —Osnat Shurer


                              5@5: The Future	                                                                         	TOTAL	PROGRAM	88	MINS
                              Friday, October 5               5:00 pm                   5AT505S                      Sequoia
                              Monday, October 8               5:00 pm                   5AT508R                      Rafael
                              Some say the only time we truly have is the present moment, that the past and future are but a figment of our
                              imagination. But we humans have always been fascinated by our past, and how it creates our future. Jonathan
                              Browning’s pithy The Job (US 3 mins) imagines a moment in which roles are reversed. The theme continues in Marty
                              Shea’s quirky The Planning Lady (US 9 mins), which looks at our culture’s obsession with planning our children’s
                              futures. Oskar Thor Axelsson’s Misty Mountain (Iceland 30 mins) is an elegant meditation on time and the power
                              of love. Christopher Clark’s The King Boys (New Zealand 15 mins) explores darker family connections. Andreas
                              Tibblin’s When Elvis Came to Visit (Sweden 11 mins) is an astute observation of what happens to prejudice when
                              it’s faced with the simplicity of a child, while Ciro Altabas’ DVD (Spain 18 mins) is a delightful romp about geeks
                              and freaks and the interactivity of our times. —Osnat Shurer

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5@5: There Is a War	                                                                         	TOTAL	PROGRAM	84	MINS
Wednesday, October 10                    5:00 pm             5AT510S                       Sequoia
Friday, October 12                       5:00 pm             5AT512R                       Rafael
In times of war, everything seems heightened. These courageous short films encourage us to look at it all—the
tragedy, the betrayals and the moments of great love. In Michaela Danby’s poignant Tatterson (Australia 5 mins) an
uncle describes the jungle in the form of a children’s story in a letter to his young niece and nephews back home.
Set in Korea, John Arlotto’s powerful Deface (US 20 mins) explores what happens to a man when everything is
taken away. Nicole Haeusser’s The Death Strip (US 30 mins) looks at war and betrayal through a mother’s eyes. A
different, but no less brutal war is fought in Jenifer Malmqvist’s Peace Talk (Sweden 15 mins). In Fredrik Emilson’s
delightful Love and War (Sweden 14 mins) puppets act out a classic wartime love story accompanied by a lovely
romantic libretto. —Osnat Shurer


5@5: Waiting for the Miracle	                                                                	TOTAL	PROGRAM	88	MINS
Tuesday, October 9                       5:00 pm             5AT509R                       Rafael
Friday, October 12                       5:00 pm             5AT512S                       Sequoia
Someone once defined a coincidence as a miracle for which God chooses not to take any credit. The only difference
between the two, it seems, is in perception itself. In Shyam Balsé’s lovely Monsoon (US 22 mins), the coming of
the rain is a cosmic sign of a father’s death. Or is it all just the rantings of an old man? Will there be time to forgive?
Forgiveness, a miracle in its own right, seems even more distant on the battlefield, when two enemy soldiers meet
alone face to face in Jason Eli Lewis’ Stars (US 14 mins). In Guido Thys’ Tanghi Argentini (Belgium 14 mins) office
Christmas presents take on new meaning. Two people born on the same day in the same hospital meet again as
adults in Rob Sorrenti’s Wednesday (UK 24 mins). A young boy watches as art, nature and great patience take flight
in Seamus McNally’s gentle To Paint the Portrait of a Bird (US 15 mins), based on the poem by Jacques Prévert. A
miracle? Perhaps. —Osnat Shurer

7 Islands and a Metro	                                                                              INdIA	2006	100	MINS
Saturday, October 6                      1:30 pm             7ISL06R                       Rafael
Saturday, October 13                     4:30 pm             7ISL13T                       142 Throckmorton
Director Madhusree Dutta Producer Flavia Agnes Cinematographer Avijit Mukul Kishore Editors Reena Mohan, Shyamal
Karmakar Cast Harish Khanna, Vibha Chibbar Print Source Majlis
In English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi and Bombaiya with English subtitles • Madhusree Dutta’s 7 Islands and a Metro
is a meditation on the magnificent, misery-saturated city known variously as Bom Bahia, Bombay, Mumbai. Its many
names reflect a turbulent history dating back to 1534, when the Portuguese colonized one of the seven islands
that make up the sprawling metropolis. Through remarkably poetically charged imagery and music, Dutta depicts
everyday scenes, introducing us to the city’s workers who labor in professions such as window washing, movie-
stunt horseback riding, and beer-bar dancing. Threaded through their testimonies wind the words of two legendary
writers, questioning how the city’s story can be told when the ground beneath is “as restless as mercury.” The story
itself, meanwhile, continues on its own: Squatters find housing in ancient graveyards; high-rise owners push to close               v(ision)fest
centuries-old open-air markets. This eloquent film reveals a complex city “hung in pieces and parts” and rife with the
tragedies and triumphs of survival. North American Premiere —Frako Loden

14 Women	                                                                                               US	2007	79	MINS
Sunday, October 14                       12:00 pm            14WO14R                       Rafael
Director Mary Lambert Producers Sharon Oreck, Nicole Boxer, Mary Lambert Cinematographers Mary Lambert, Bill Pope
Editors Michelle Harrison, Stephen Kanter Print Source Vertical Films
What does it take to be one of the 14 female senators of the 109th senate? Four-term senator Barbara Mikulski,
D-Md., observes, “Just because you get tackled, doesn’t mean you get out of the game—you brush yourself off, put
that lipstick on.” With an explicitly bipartisan stance, director Mary Lambert attends to these 14 senators through
interviews, days-in-the-life and home visits. Lambert, the sister of Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and producer Nicole
Boxer, the daughter of Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., allow us an intimate view of the senators at work in committee,
at conventions and fund raising, and at dinner with their families. Civics primer as well as portraiture, 14 Women
includes a conversation with Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., about the Moscone-Milk assassinations and the launching
of her political career, and it reminds us that healthcare, education, employment and the environment are no longer
so-called women’s issues but human issues. World Premiere —Lisa Katovich
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                              365 (nascor nasci natus): Parts 1 and 2	                                                                US	2007	140	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                           6:00 pm                          NAS107R           Rafael
                              Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer/Editor John Sanborn Print Source John Sanborn
                              John Sanborn (MM1, MVFF 2002; Psychic Detective, MVFF 1995) is at it again. Experimental filmmaker, humorist
                              and master media magician, with 365 Sanborn has composed a four-part “docu-montage” opus to . . . daily life.
                              Whether looking out of his window in Berkeley or fixing our gaze on the vacant chair in an L.A. recording studio
                              where a no-show Shaquille O’Neal is being paid to (not) sit, Sanborn is a brilliant and acerbic archivist of our most
                              mundane and profound thoughts, a master weaver of the textures of daily life. In Parts 1 and 2, he worries about
                              his ability to be a good dad to Miranda, his wild-haired, free-spirited daughter. He starts a new media company and
                              makes deals with Shaq and Alanis Morissette. For Parts 3 and 4, stay tuned! World Premiere —Karen Davis


                              365 (nascor nasci natus): Parts 3 and 4	                                                                US	2007	140	MINS
                              Sunday, October 14                          4:00 pm                          NAS214R           Rafael
                              Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer/Editor John Sanborn Print Source John Sanborn
                              Director John Sanborn continues his four-part “docu-montage” opus to daily life with a trip to the Tribeca Film
                              Festival, where MM1 is showing. Feeling honored but anonymous among lower Manhattan’s red-carpet royalty,
                              Sanborn is overjoyed to discover he is taller than Robert De Niro. With his rock ’n’ roll cooking show sputtering out
                              on the back burner, he feels his professional life may be at a standstill, but maybe he doesn’t care? Back at home in
                              Berkeley, daughter Miranda joins an all-male t-ball team, and the family goes on an annual seaside retreat. Miranda
                              starts school; John accepts a job at eBay, and life goes on, whirling with color and sound, like a little girl after her
                              birthday party: giddy, silly, slightly sick to her stomach from too much cake—and too excited to go to sleep. World
                              Premiere —Karen Davis


                              Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer	                                                                  US	2007	90	MINS
                              Saturday, October 6                         8:00 pm                          ANIT06R           Rafael
                              Monday, October 8                           9:45 pm                          ANIT08R           Rafael
                              Directors/Editors Robbie Cavolina, Ian McCrudden Producer Mellisa Davis Cinematographer Ian McCrudden Print Source
                              Elan Entertainment
                              “All you can do in this world is learn to be a good loser,” jazz singer Anita O’Day once said, “and come out smiling.”
                              Before her death last Thanksgiving at age 86, O’Day, one of jazz’s most complex and rhythmic vocalists, smiled on
                              the music world for six decades. This captivating film portrait captures all the magic that took this sly Chicago native,
                              a white girl who could hold her own against Billie and Ella, from Gene Krupa’s bandstand to solo stardom. The film
                              is packed with great film footage: O’Day’s appearance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, immortalized in the 1960
                              documentary Jazz on a Summer’s Day and excerpted here, may be the defining moment of the post-bebop era.
                              Like the woman herself, Anita O’Day hits all the right notes and, despite all the pain and struggle, ends with a smile.
valley of the docs            —Greg Cahill
                              • • • Presented in association with the Doc Film Institute of San Francisco State University
                              • • • Sponsored by KDFC

                              August Evening	                                                                                         US	2007	129	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                           3:30 pm                          AUGU07R           Rafael
                              Director/Screenwriter/Editor Chris Eska Producers Jason Wehling, Connie Hill Cinematographer Yasu Tanida Cast Pedro
                              Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel Becerra, Walter Perez Print Source Doki-Doki Productions
                              In Spanish with English subtitles • Writer-director Chris Eska’s sensitive, understated debut is deliberately layered
                              to expose the frailty and strength of the human connection. From the opening shots of a man laboring on a chicken
                              farm and a young woman nervously washing dishes in a kitchen restaurant and then patiently teaching guitar to a
                              group of children, this careful visual storytelling slowly reveals the fragile lives of an older, undocumented Mexican
                              farm worker, Jaime (Pedro Castaneda), and his widowed daughter-in-law, Lupe (Veronica Loren). Rooted in family
                              traditions, their way of life places them at odds with a new generation awkwardly struggling with the realities of the
                              American Dream. Castaneda and Loren give standout performances as the leads of an award-winning ensemble
                              cast. Arresting cinematography by Yasu Tanida reveals a sometimes ominously beautiful Texas landscape, as well
                              as the slow stillness of the characters, whose silences often betray more eloquence than their words. —Margaret
us cinema                     Daniel
                              • • • Presented in association with the Canal Alliance
                              • • • Sponsored by Peet’s Coffee & Tea

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Autism: The Musical	                                                                                           US	2007	94	MINS
Saturday, October 13                       4:30 pm                           AUT13R                Rafael
Sunday, October 14                         2:30 pm                           AUT14S                Sequoia
Director/Cinematographer Tricia Regan Producers Tricia Regan, Sasha Alpert, Perrin Chiles Editors Kim Roberts, Jeffrey
McMahon, Carla Garcia Print Source Bunim/Murray Productions
Single mother of an autistic boy and tireless founder-director of the Miracle Project, a Southern California program
for autistic children, Elaine Hall proposes that the kids create and perform a show, in keeping with the project’s
aim of developing social skills and self-confidence. The months leading up to the performance provide an ideal
framework for director Tricia Regan to involve us with these incredible kids. Henry, for example, is an expert on
dinosaurs and reptiles, while Lexi is a gifted singer. But for every breakthrough there’s a setback, often just moments
later. Filled with extraordinary people, in particular the kids’ remarkable parents, and unflinching in the face of hard
realities, Autism: The Musical accomplishes the rare feat of being at once heartwarming and heart-wrenching. This
is one of the richest documentaries of the year—even before the kids take the stage and steal the show (yet again).                   valley of the docs
—Michael Fox
• • • Presented in association with Autism Speaks/Cure Autism Now
• • • Sponsored by CBS 5 TV

Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin)		                                                               USSR	1925	66	MINS
Sunday, October 7                          7:30 pm                                                 Marin Civic Center
Tuesday, October 9                         7:30 pm                                                 Marin Civic Center
Director/Editor Sergei M. Eisenstein Producer Jacob Bliokh Screenwriters Nina Agadzhanova, Sergei M. Eisenstein
Cinematographer Edward Tisse Cast Aleksander Antonov, Vladiir Barsky, Grigori Alekandrov, Mikhail Gomorov, A. Levshin Print
Source Sheldon M. Rich & Associates Inc.
With English intertitles • All the power and glory of this 1925 silent film classic comes alive accompanied by the
Marin Symphony in live performance of legendary composer Dimitri Shostakovich’s triumphant, alternative musical
score. It’s 1905, and the sailors aboard the battleship Potemkin are in the midst of a fiery uprising against their
senior officers in a collective, courageous act of resistance to inhumane conditions aboard ship. Tragedy strikes
one of the sailors, and, as the ship docks in the Odessa harbor, a revolution soon spreads among the passionate
citizenry, sparking a bloody confrontation (the inimitable Odessa Steps sequence) that results in triumph over social
injustice. Long hailed by critics and cinemagoers as one of the most innovative, landmark films of all time (even
Charlie Chaplin admitted it was his favorite), director Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin remains a testament                       world cinema
to the mightiness of the moving image. —Josh Moore
• • • See page 24 for more information on this special live music event.
• • • Sponsored by the Marin Symphony

Beaufort	                                                                                                 ISRAeL	2007	120	MINS
Sunday, October 7                          9:00 pm                           BEAU07S               Sequoia
Tuesday, October 9                         8:15 pm                           BEAU09R               Rafael
Director Joseph Cedar Producers David Silber, David Mandil Screenwriters Ron Leshem, Joseph Cedar Cinematographer
Ofer Inov Editor Zohar M. Sela Cast Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran, Eli Eltonyo, Itay Turgeman, Ohad Knoller, Arthur Faradjev Print Source
Kino International
In Hebrew with English subtitles • Winner of the Silver Bear for best director at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival,
director Joseph Cedar employs an effective minimalist style in this intense, subtle study of war. Southern Lebanon,
2000: Israeli troops have held the strategic Beaufort Castle for 18 years, but international concerns about the
occupation leads to their covert withdrawal. A small cohort of soldiers still occupies the fort, led by the tough,
taciturn Liraz (Oshri Cohen). As the soldiers wait, unclear whether their mission serves a justified purpose, long days
in the remote, picturesque locale unfold slowly and skillfully, moments of bravery and cowardice alongside simpler
scenes of mealtime chats and bedtime music. Tension builds as Hezbollah mounts an offensive and the film moves
toward the moment of Israeli retreat. With more recent Israeli–Lebanese history clearly in mind, Cedar has crafted a                      world cinema
riveting reminder of the frustrations and futility of armed conflict. —Rod Armstrong
• • • Presented in association with the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Bee-ing Me	                                                                                          	TOTAL	PROGRAM	97	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        2:45 pm                           BEE06T                142 Throckmorton
Sunday, October 14                         6:00 pm                           BEE14T                142 Throckmorton
ACTIVE CINEMA MOVEMENT • Vanities, ventures and vulnerabilities collide in this program of nonfiction shorts.
In Jesse Erica Epstein’s The Guarantee (US 11 mins) a dancer reveals discomfort with his nose. Bees charm their
way into your heart after their arduous journey, in Singeli Agnew and Joshua Fisher’s Pollen Nation (US 26 mins).
Civil disobedience or performance art? Local young activists set up parks in open spaces in Matthew Passmore’s
Park(ing) Day (US 14 mins). Children from Richmond sound off on life in the hood in May Lin Au Yong’s Bullet
Proof Vest (US 6 mins). Soldiers from Iraq speak out on post-battle adjustment in Peter Jordan and John Kane’s Left
in Baghdad (US 13 mins), and in Julie Caine and Charlotte Buchen’s All the Way Home (US 27 mins) a soldier’s
return is only the beginning of his and his family’s emotional adjustment. —Janis Plotkin

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                              Blame It on Fidel (La faute à Fidel)		                                                                 FRANce	2006	110	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                         7:45 pm                              BLAM07S              Sequoia
                              Thursday, October 11                      6:00 pm                              BLAM11R              Rafael
                              Director/Screenwriter Julie Gavras Producer Sylvie Pialat Cinematographer Nathalie Durand Editor Pauline Dairou Cast Nina
                              Kervel-Bey, Stefano Accorsi, Julie Depardieu, Benjamin Feuillet Print Source Koch Lorber Films
                              In French with English subtitles • This accomplished first feature depicts the shifting familial landscape of an
                              intelligent, precocious girl, Anna (the remarkable Nina Kervel-Bey). Anna’s Spanish father (Stefano Accorsi) and
                              French mother (Julie Depardieu) begin to question their politics and bourgeois lifestyle when Anna’s uncle is
                              murdered under Franco’s regime. After a trip to Chile during Salvador Allende’s election, they move the family to
                              more modest housing and open their home for leftist meetings, arousing the curiosity and resentment of young
                              Anna and her more sanguine brother, François (Benjamin Feuillet). Director Julie Gavras (daughter of Costa Gavras)
                              explores her young central character’s growing political awareness, as the children puzzle out the meaning of “group
world cinema                  solidarity,” engage in games of “putsch” around the house and try to accommodate their bearded revolutionary
                              visitors. With the camera often at Anna’s level, Gavras lets us see up close as Anna finds her way to her own first
                              epiphanies. —Rod Armstrong

                              Bunnies and Butterflies	                                                                             	TOTAL	PROGRAM	74	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                         10:30 am                             BUNN07R              Rafael
                              Sunday, October 14                        2:15 pm                              BUNN14R              Rafael
                              In various languages with English subtitles • An international sampling of little-person-friendly short films featuring:
                              a snowman and rabbit competing for the same thing in Carrot! (Partell Tall, Estonia 7 mins); fantasies from a kid’s
                              view in We’ve All Fallen from Mars (SAF Cakovech workshop, Croatia 2 mins); dancing like butterflies in Flutterby
                              (Cynthia Pepper, US 5 mins); animated madness in Garlic Boy (John R. Dilworth, US 7 mins); a lunar cat in Puss
                              and the Moon (Suzanne Tuyman, Netherlands 5 mins); a nervous mother giraffe in Jungle Beat—Born to Be Wild
                              (Brent Dawes, Zimbabwe 5 mins); mean people in Hard-Boiled Chicken (Arjan Wilschut, Netherlands 5 mins) and
                              Meany (Sarah Klein, US 3 mins); Tomi Ungerer’s transcendent fairy tale Moonman (Fritz Böhm, Germany 30 mins);
                              and finally, the crescendo, with Come Blow Your Kazoo! (John R. Dilworth, US 3 mins). All ages. —John Morrison
                              • • •The October 14 screening will be followed by a kazoo parade and free ice cream. See page 30.
children’s filmfest

                              Butterfly (Bolboreta, Mariposa, Papallona)		                                                                 SPAIN	2006	87	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                         8:00 pm                              BUTT07R              Rafael
                              Saturday, October 13                      1:00 pm                              BUTT13S              Sequoia
                              Director/Screenwriter/Editor Pablo García Producers Yolanda Olmos, Luis Miñarro, Pablo García Cinematographer Beth
                              Rourich Cast Fele Martínez, Tzeitel Rodríguez, David Bendito Print Source Doble Banda
                              In Spanish, Catalan and Galician with English subtitles • A delicate interplay of stylized documentary and fiction,
                              Pablo García’s captivating debut considers filmmaking from both sides of the camera. Director Victor (Fele Martínez)
                              has discovered during the editing of his feature film that he hadn’t captured the specific atmosphere of his film’s
                              location. With his assistant Laura (Tzeitel Rodríguez) he travels back to the region of Galicia (in northwest Spain) to
                              photograph the rustic streets of a small village and interview the inhabitants. Fiction and reality intersect as Victor
                              encounters an actual group of local, precocious young cinema workshop students and charges them with finishing
                              the film. García and cinematographer Beth Rourich gracefully juxtapose the village’s easy rhythms with the gruff
world cinema                  visage of Victor and the wise ruminations of the children as they operate handmade cameras and create storyboard
                              collages to trace the film’s emotional arcs, in this rich and subtle study of the everyday imaginary. North American
                              Premiere —Margaret Daniel

                              California Dreamin’ (Endless) (Nesfârsit)		                                                                  ROMANIA	155	MINS
                              Tuesday, October 9                        9:00 pm                              CAL09S               Sequoia
                              Sunday, October 14                        4:15 pm                              CAL14R               Rafael
                              Director Cristian Nemescu Producer Andrei Boncea Screenwriters Tudor Voican, Cristian Nemescu, Catherine Linstrum
                              Cinematographer Liviu Marghidan Editor Catalin Cristutiu Cast Armand Assante, Razvan Vasilescu, Jamie Elman, Maria Dinulescu,
                              Ion Sapdaru, Alex Margineanu Print Source MediaPro Distribution
                              FOCUS: ROMANIA • In Romanian with English subtitles • A promising auteur’s legacy is captured here. Writer-
                              director Cristian Nemescu died in a car crash while this film was in postproduction. Onscreen, his keen political
                              vision is alive and well in a story inspired by a true event: During the war in Kosovo in1999, a NATO train on a
                              classified mission is literally stopped in its tracks by a Romanian station master with his own agenda. As the US
                              lieutenant (Armand Assante, Gotti) faces off against the station agent (Razvan Vasilescu), the rest of the village goes
                              mad, NATO soldiers eye eager local girls and the casualties of war reveal themselves to be, as always, too close to
                              home. Awarded the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. US Premiere —Deanna Quinones
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Caramel	                                                                                                    LebANON/FRANce	2007	95	MINS
Monday, October 8                          6:30 pm                           CARA08C                               Cinema
Director Nadine Labaki Producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint Screenwriters Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad
Cinematographer Yves Sehnaoui Editor Laure Gardette Cast Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Masri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad,
Siham Haddad Print Source Roadside Attractions
In Arabic with English subtitles • A Beirut beauty salon is the colorful center around which the lives of five women
friends revolve, and a microcosm of the issues Lebanese women face today. Layale is trying to end her affair with a
married man, while her salon colleagues also face matters of the heart: Nisrine is soon to have a traditional Muslim
wedding and is trying to cover up the fact that she’s not a virgin, and Rima is realizing her attraction to women.
Their client Jamale is obsessed with her looks and in denial about aging, and Rose, a seamstress, has sacrificed her
desire for love in order to take care of her somewhat crazy sister. True to its title, Nadine Labaki’s feature debut is
a sweet confection of a film, offering intimate and provocative opinions about love, life and sex, and challenging the
hypocrisy in both Christian and Muslim communities with delicious warmth and humor. US Premiere —Zoë Elton
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• • • Friends of the Festival screening on October 8 is free to members presenting a ticket from the box office.
• • • Sponsored by Tamalpais Bank

Cassandra’s Dream	                                                                                                      UK/US	2007	108	MINS
Monday, October 8                          9:00 pm                           CASS08C                               Cinema
Director/Screenwriter Woody Allen Producers Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum, Gareth Wiley Cinematographer Vilmos
Zsigmond Editor Alisa Lepselter Cast Hayley Atwell, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Ewan McGregor, Tom Wilkinson Print Source
The Weinstein Company
Set in contemporary London, Academy Award-winning writer and director Woody Allen’s new drama is a powerful
and thrilling story about two working-class brothers who are desperate to better their troubled lives. Terry (Colin
Farrell) is a chronic gambler in debt over his head, and Ian (Ewan McGregor) is a young man in love with a beautiful
and seductive actress (newcomer Hayley Atwell) he has recently met. The brothers’ lives gradually become entangled
in a sinister situation, with intense and unfortunate results, when they are presented with a startling request by their
wealthy uncle (Tom Wilkinson) that may solve all their problems. Superb performances from the entire cast and a
powerful, driving score by master composer, Philip Glass, make Cassandra’s Dream a gripping drama that examines
the lengths people will go to preserve their dreams. US Premiere —Josh Moore
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• • • Sponsored by KGO Newstalk AM810

Chicago 10	                                                                                                                  US	2007	103	MINS
Sunday, October 7                          1:00 pm                           CHIC07R                               Rafael
Monday, October 8                          6:30 pm                           CHIC08R                               Rafael
Director/Screenwriter Brett Morgan Producers Graydon Carter, Brett Morgan Editor Stuart Levy Cast Hank Azaria, Dylan
Baker, Nick Nolte, Mark Ruffalo, Roy Scheider, Liev Schreiber Print Source Roadside Attractions
Director Brett Morgan forgoes the role of objective historian in this wonderfully unique simulacrum of the 1968
Chicago Democratic Convention. The film jumps right into the fray—the emotions, determination and indomitable
drive for justice of a ragtag group of hippies, yippies, Panthers and other “undesirable elements” intent on giving voice
to the spirit of their generation. Deftly and provocatively mixing archival footage and original animation, Chicago 10
recalls the disastrous trial of the men charged with organizing civil disobedience to counter empty political promises.
The film flashes between scenes of the kangaroo court and increasingly violent encounters between protesters and
police. Censuring Bobby Seale for laying claim to his constitutional rights, the judge orders him physically restrained
and gagged, while on the streets, the tactics are cruder. The film’s stylized visuals and riotous soundtrack may prove                            us cinema
jarring, but how better to wake the activists of tomorrow? —Ilya Tovbis
• • • Sponsored by the Katz Family Foundation

Clouds Over Conakry (Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry)		                                                                    GUINeA	2006	113	MINS
Friday, October 12                         7:15 pm                           CLOU12S                               Sequoia
Saturday, October 13                       7:00 pm                           CLOU13R                               Rafael
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Cheick Fantamady Camara Cinematographer Robert Millié Cast Alex Ogou, Bakary Kéita,
Tella Pkomahou Print Source COP Film
In French with English subtitles • Twenty-five-year-old BB seems to have everything going for him. A talented artist
who works as a political cartoonist at the town newspaper, he’s in love with a beautiful young woman, Kesso, a
Web designer and daughter of his boss and mentor. Yet this modern young man’s life becomes entangled in a
web of secrets when his father, an imam and griot who is unaware of his son’s vocation (BB signs his works with a
pseudonym), chooses him as his successor over BB’s pious, religious older brother. To complicate matters, BB’s
girlfriend is pregnant. With humor and lyricism, director Cheick Fantamady Camara shapes an insightful, compelling,
cautionary tale that explores destiny and desires in conflict with family expectations and religious traditions. His
characters’ nuances and challenges compose an intriguing portrait of the contradictions of contemporary African                                 world cinema
life. Camara’s feature debut suggests that he is an impressive new talent in African cinema. —Zoë Elton
• • • Presented in association with the Museum of the African Diaspora
• • • Sponsored by Gordon Radley

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                              The Colors of Memory	                                                                  IRAN/GeRMANy	2007	102	MINS
                              Saturday, October 6                         3:45 pm          COL06R                        Rafael
                              Tuesday, October 9                          9:45 pm          COL09S                        Sequoia
                              Director Amir Shahab Razavian Producers Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Amir Shahab Razavian, Seyed Saeed Razavian
                              Screenwriters Amir Shahab Razavian, Armin Hofmann, Mohammad Farokhmanesh Cinematographers Daari Ayari, Mohamad
                              Reza Sokoot, Claus Bosch Dos Santos Editor Faramarz Hootaham Cast Shahbaz Noshir, Ezatollah Entezami, Saber Abar Print
                              Source Brave New Work Film Productions
                              In Farsi and German with English subtitles • Layers of metaphor knit one man’s path of discovery from a broken life
                              back to his now earthquake-ravaged childhood home in Iran. Returning from abroad ostensibly to perform surgery,
                              Dr. Parsa sees modern Iran through the eyes of his young driver, while at the same time he rediscovers the soul of
                              the culture under the tutelage of his father’s old friend. A quest to revive the family’s palm groves and the search for
                              a childhood love evolve into an unexpected pilgrimage, not only to the spiritual center of a country in transition but
                              also to the soul of a man who’s been adrift, devoid of spirit and heart. Part road trip, part vision quest, The Colors of
world cinema                  Memory highlights both the value of remembrance and the vitality of place as that which feeds and forms us. North
                              American Premiere —Melissa Howden
                              • • • Presented in association with Iranian.com

                              Compound Eye	                                                                                           US	2006	74	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                           5:30 pm          COM07S                        Sequoia
                              Saturday, October 13                        2:45 pm          COM13R                        Rafael
                              Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor yahn soon Screenwriters yahn soon and cast Cast Fausto Caceres, Jesse
                              Reklaw, Atosa Babaoff, Josh Millican, Jill Pixley, Jonathan Kaplan Print Source John Balquist Productions
                              Blurring documentary and fiction, Compound Eye explores the lives and work of two artists and “militant vegans”
                              who share a warehouse/studio in Oakland, California. Jesse Reklaw spends his waking nights drawing inspiration for
                              his weekly comic strip, Slowave, by reading other people’s dreams. He becomes the center of a controversy when
                              one dreamer conjures an Afghan refugee-run IHOP standing where the twin towers once did. Jesse’s roommate,
                              Fausto Caceres, works with found sound to create audio collages for his pirate radio show. Through a discarded
                              scrapbook of letters and photographs, he befriends a long-dead schizophrenic. Director yahn soon (Scared New
                              World, MVFF 2005) worked with an improvised script, drawing, in turn, upon the actual lives of the cast. He has
v(ision)fest                  woven these gleaming threads of the real with the surreal (there’s an unforgettable scene involving a circular rope
                              swing and a ukulele) into a fascinating metafictional fabric. World Premiere —Holly Roach

                              Control	                                                                                              UK	2006	121	MINS
                              Friday, October 5                           9:15 pm          CONT05R                       Rafael
                              Friday, October 12                          9:30 pm          CONT12S                       Sequoia
                              Director Anton Corbijn Producers Orian Williams, Anton Corbijn, Todd Eckert Screenwriter Matt Green Halgh Cinematographer
                              Martin Ruhe Editor Andrew Hulme Cast Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara Print Source The Weinstein
                              The haunting story of the brief sad life of British punk rock singer Ian Curtis, of the influential ’80s band Joy Division,
                              is a luminous feature debut for director Anton Corbijn and was awarded a special mention for first feature film at
                              Cannes this year. Shot in black and white in almost minimalist style, the emotional complexities of the troubled
                              musician, who took his life at age 23, are memorably portrayed by Sam Riley, part of a cast that astonishingly
                              re-creates Joy Division’s music with crisp accuracy. There’s no need to be a punk fan; the film delves into the
                              humanity of its subject with such poignancy that it becomes a transcendent experience. A remarkable performance
                              by Samantha Morton as the singer’s wife bearing up under the pain of Curtis’ depression and his affair with a pretty
world cinema                  Belgian woman (Alexandra Maria Lara) adds dimension to this very touching work. US Premiere —Peter Stack
                              • • • Sponsored by San Francisco magazine

                              The Crazy Quilt	                                                                                       US	1966	70	MINS
                              Saturday, October 6                         2:15 pm          CRAZ06R                       Rafael
                              Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer John Korty Editor David Schickele Cast Tom Rosqui, Ina Mela, Ellen Frye
                              Print Source Korty Films Inc.
                              This lighthearted, cleverly cynical fable by Marin’s John Korty (Oscar-winning director of Who Are the DeBolts?
                              And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?; first MVFF tributee, 1978) takes a brilliant look at men, women and
                              expectations. Narrated by Burgess Meredith, with Tom Rosqui as the humorless but practical husband, Henry, and
                              Ina Mela as his perpetually idealistic wife, Lorabelle, the film follows as their hapless relationship ebbs and flows
                              between what they each think they want from one another and what they actually find. Filmed in Marin and San
                              Francisco, Korty’s first feature remains a treasured classic, a soft-spoken masterwork of American independent
                              cinema of the ’60s. “US cinema has seldom produced a picture as sophisticated in style as Crazy Quilt…. He
                              [Korty] demonstrates day by day, crisis by crisis, how fear and lust and ignorance transform at last into the sacred
                              mystery of marriage.” (Time, September 16, 1966). —Maureen Dixon
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Crossing the Dust (Parinawa la Ghobar)		                                                 KURdISTAN/FRANce	2006	76	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        4:30 pm                 CROS06S                    Sequoia
Tuesday, October 9                         9:30 pm                 CROS09R                    Rafael
Director/Screenwriter Shawkat Amin Korki Producers Hasan Ali, Nechirvan Argosi, Toraj Aslani, Shawkat Amin Korki
Cinematographer Toraj Aslani Editor Ebrahim Saeedi Cast Adil Abdolrahman, Hossein Hasan, Abdola Awayd, Aba Rash, Ayam
Akra Print Source Arc En Ciel Films
In Kurdish and Arabic with English subtitles • While the American invasion of Iraq is in its initial stages, two
Kurdish militants heading home from Iraq encounter a major obstacle: a little boy (named after the deposed dictator)
searching for his missing parents. The younger, idealistic soldier is determined to help the lost child; the older
man, physically maimed and psychologically scarred by years of fighting, wants nothing to do with the kid. As the
trio travel in search of the boy’s family, they encounter a land filled with righteous holy men and stoic American
troops, abandoned corpses and looting villagers, mass graves and marauding youths. Evoking both classic Italian
neorealism and the roots of Iranian cinema’s recent renaissance, Shawkat Amin Korki’s humanistic parable paints a
tragic picture of life during wartime. Even those who are shellshocked and who have had their innocence stolen are                 world cinema
capable of hope for a better tomorrow. US Premiere —David Fear

The Darjeeling Limited	                                                                                 US	2007	91	MINS
Thursday, October 4                        9:30 pm                 DARJ04S                    Sequoia
Director Wes Anderson Producers Scott Rudin, Lydia Pilcher, Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola Screenwriters Wes Anderson,
Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola Cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman Editor Andrew Weisblum Cast Owen Wilson, Adrien
Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Amara Karan Print Source Fox Searchlight
SPECIAL SCREENING • In director Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, three American brothers who have
not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India, with a plan to find themselves and bond with
each other—to become brothers again like they used to be. Their “spiritual quest,” however, veers rapidly off course
(due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup and pepper spray), and they eventually find
themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer and a laminating machine. At
this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman shine
as brothers Francis (the complete control freak), Jack (who has left his pregnant wife at home) and Peter (who is . . .
well, between girlfriends). Surprise cameos just add more spice to an already fantastic journey. —Lily Buchanan
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Daughters of Wisdom	                                                         US	2007	68	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	82	MINS
Sunday, October 7                          11:00 am                DAUG07T                    142 Throckmorton
Sunday, October 14                         12:30 pm                DAUG14S                    Sequoia
Director/Producer Bari Pearlman Cinematographer Gena Konstantinakos Editor Carla Ruff Print Source BTG Productions
In English and Tibetan with English subtitles • In beautiful, remote eastern Tibet, one visionary lama and 300 joyful
nuns are changing the destiny of women “born into suffering.” Graciously they welcome filmmaker Bari Pearlman and
her crew to Kala Rongo, a Buddhist monastery dedicated solely to the devotional practice of women. Founded by Lama
Norlha Rinpoche, a survivor of the Chinese genocide, Kala Rongo is a spiritually and politically complex mixture of exile
and return. Freed of household duties and gender-based expectations, the nuns find happiness and fulfillment through
dedicating their lives to Buddhist spiritual practice. In documenting the monastery as it enters its third decade, this film
reveals an inspiring new generation of female spiritual leaders in contemporary Tibetan culture. —Carol Harada
The Headman and I                                               Director Peå Holmquist                                         valley of the docs
Sweden 2007 14 MINS In Swedish with English subtitles • An intimate portrait of the 30-year relationship between a
Swedish photographer and a Hmong tribal chief, as both mature through the years.
• • • Presented in association with Bay Area Friends of Tibet
• • • Sponsored by Back to Earth Organic Catering
Days of Darkness (L’Age des tenèbres)		                                                   cANAdA/FRANce	2006	109	MINS
Friday, October 5                          9:30 pm                 DAYS05S                    Sequoia
Director/Screenwriter Denys Arcand Producers Daniel Louis, Denise Robert Cinematographer Guy Dufaux Editor Isabelle
Dedieu Cast Marc Labrèche, Diane Kruger, Sylvie Léonard, Caroline Néron, Rufus Wainwright, Macha Grenon Print Source Studio
In French with English subtitles • The dehumanizing world of government bureaucracy provides fertile ground for
the latest work from Oscar-winning Denys Arcand (The Barbarian Invasions; MVFF tributee 2003). Jean-Marc
Leblanc (Marc Labrèche) is an anonymous civil servant who is ignored at home by his workaholic realtor wife,
despised by his iPod-obsessed teenage daughters and burdened by responsiblity for his bedridden mother. At
work he must listen to the endless misery of his clients he is powerless to help, due to mountains of governmental
red tape. To counter his frustrations, Leblanc escapes into a Walter Mitty–like series of vivid daydreams, where he
becomes an exotic prince, a sword-swinging samurai, a famous author, and star of the stage, each fantasy sequence
cleverly inserting a satirical comment on the Kafkaesque state of Canadian politics. Chosen for the prestigious
closing night slot at Cannes this year, Days of Darkness is classic Arcand: an entertaining satire with plenty of                  world cinema
teeth. US Premiere

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                              Dig-It-All!	                                                                                    	TOTAL	PROGRAM	81	MINS
                              Monday, October 8                         7:00 pm                        DIG08T               142 Throckmorton
                              Saturday, October 13                      12:00 pm                       DIG13T               142 Throckmorton
                              Eleven wondrous shorts represent this year’s finest experimental work. Stacey Steers’ Phantom Canyon (US 10
                              mins) is a surrealistic collage based on Muybridge’s work. Rachel Mayeri’s Primate Cinema: Baboons as Friends
                              (US 6 mins) crafts a parable of behavior among the “naked apes.” Marina Shoupe’s Bounce (US 6 mins) explores
                              the altered textures of aging. Tamara Taddeo’s haunting Cold Rust (Canada 11 mins) is a daughter’s letter to her
                              absent father. Singular perspectives of Bay Area bicyclists are featured in Sinisa Kukik’s Pump (US 5 mins). Set in
                              the lower Ninth Ward, Ben Mor’s Help Is Coming (US 8 mins) “unmasks” despair in New Orleans. In Alex Potts’
                              Anthem (US 10 mins), patterns of moving lightbeams create beautiful washes of color. In Vanessa Woods’ 5 Cents
                              a Peek (US 7 mins) a woman searches for identity in strange places. Stephanie Maxwell’s animation melds with
                              Michaela Eremiasova’s music in Runa’s Spell (US 4 mins). Tiffany Doesken-Polos’ M (US 4 mins) is a sensuous
v(ision)fest                  study of the body in space. And Naveen Singh’s 27,000 Days (US 10 mins) is a powerful memoir scripted at the
                              end of a life. —Karen Davis

                              Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphandre et le papillon)		                                     FRANce	2007	112	MINS
                              Saturday, October 13                      5:00 pm                        DIV13S               Sequoia
                              Sunday, October 14                        2:00 pm                        DIV14S               Sequoia
                              Director Julian Schnabel Producers Kathleen Kennedy, Jon Kilik. Screenwriter Ronald Harwood Cinematographer Janusz
                              Kaminski Editor Juliette Welfing Cast Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josee Croze, Anne Consigny, Patrick Chesnais
                              Print Source Miramax Films
                              In English and French with English subtitles • Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the remarkable true story of Jean-
                              Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who believes he
                              is living his life to its absolute fullest when a sudden stroke leaves him in a life-altered state. While the physical
                              challenges of Bauby’s fate leave him with little hope for the future, he begins to discover how his life’s passions, his
                              rich memories and his newfound imagination can help him achieve a life without boundaries. The film brings together
                              the incredible creative talents of director Julian Schnabel (Basquiat; Before Night Falls) and screenwriter Ronald
                              Harwood, whose beautiful screenplay is based on Bauby’s bestselling book. Spielberg regular Janusz Kaminski’s
world cinema                  cinematography is superb, as is the cast. Through moments both internal and external, and encounters full of both
                              ordinary and extraordinary intimacy, this is a testament to the power of the human spirit. —Lily Buchanan
                              • • • Sponsored by the Katz Family Foundation

                              Djanta	                                                                                    bURKINA	FASO	2007	106	MINS
                              Thursday, October 11                      6:00 pm                        DJAN11S              Sequoia
                              Saturday, October 13                      12:00 pm                       DJAN13R              Rafael
                              Director/Producer/Screenwriter Tahirou Tasséré Ouédraogo Cinematographers Sékou Ouédraogo, Jean Yves Nana Editor
                              Véronique Holley Cast Sandra Soubeiga, Maimouna Kouaté, Blandine Yaméogo Print Source Label Video
                              In French with English subtitles • Djanta is doing well at university: She is smart and conscientious, has a talent for
                              writing and has a boyfriend. At the behest of the pastor who has raised her since childhood, she returns to visit her
                              family in their rural village. Their traditional ways of life and the strict patriarchy they live under are a striking contrast
                              to the familiarity of city life. And Djanta is stunned to find that her father expects her to marry a polygamous older
                              man to whom she was betrothed as a baby. The resulting conflict causes huge rifts in the family and community, as
                              Djanta’s mother and little sister side with her against her father and attempts are made to force Djanta to submit to
                              the destiny chosen for her. Director Tahirou Tasséré Ouédraogo’s exploration of the traditional/contemporary divide
world cinema                  is movingly rendered, and while tragedy hovers, the possibility of change lights the way forward. North American
                              Premiere —Zoë Elton
                              • • • Presented in association with the Museum of the African Diaspora
                              • • • Sponsored by Joie de Vivre Hospitality

                              Doubletime	                                                                                                US	2007	82	MINS
                              Saturday, October 6                       12:30 pm                       DOUB06T              142 Throckmorton
                              Monday, October 8                         5:15 pm                        DOUB08R              Rafael
                              Director/Cinematographer Stephanie Johnes Producers Stephanie Johnes, Alexandra Johnes, Andrea Meditch Editors Michael
                              Culyba, Paul Frost, M. Wantanbe Milmore Print Source Cactus Three
                              Skipping rope has busted out of the grade-school playground and boxing gym in a big way. No more nursery rhymes;
                              we’ve got four, five, six jumpers and twirlers leaping, diving and throwing out martial arts moves as they weave in
                              and out of the ropes to a hip-hop beat. Doubletime follows two teams as they move toward the double Dutch
                              championship competition at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. We get to know the members of both groups, a mostly white
                              team from North Carolina and a mostly black team from South Carolina, as they train and prepare for the big night,
                              and we witness the ways race and class play out in this emerging sport. The dedication and atheleticism of these
                              young people is inspiring, and if they seem at first a little intimidated by the international competition, there are some
valley of the docs            surprises in store. —Peter Moore
                              • • • Sponsored by the Marin Independent Journal

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Drained (O Cheiro do ralo)		                                                                                             bRAzIL	2006	105	MINS
Wednesday, October 10                     9:45 pm                           DRA10R                                Rafael
Saturday, October 13                      6:45 pm                           DRA13T                                142 Throckmorton
Director Heitor Dhalia Producers Heitor Dhalia, Joana Mariani, Marcelo Doria, Matias Mariani, Rodrigo Teixeira Screenwriters
Heitor Dhalia, Marcal Aquino. Cinematographer Jose Roberto Eliezer Editors Jair Peres, Pedro Becker Cast Selton Mello, Paula
Braun, Lourenco Mutarelli, Silvia Lourenco, Fabiana Gugli, Martha Meola Print Source Ondamax Films
In Portugese with English subtitles • A wild and witty deadpan daydream, Drained is adapted from Lourenco
Mutarelli’s novel and focuses on the troubled mind of a twisted pawnbroker and the eccentric characters that cross
his path. Lourenco (Selton Mello) is a strange, scruffy man who spends his days having philosophical conversations
about the value of gold watches, glass eyes and rakes. Things take a turn for the weird when a horrible smell coming
from his workplace drain, and his unadulterated lust for the specific body part of a local waitress, push Lourenco
into a mind-bending loop of comedy and confusion. Filmmaker Dhalia uses minimalist sets, a scattering of evocative
music and crisp editing to create a hypnotic atmosphere in which to portray the unexpected actions of these
unconventional people. Absurd, funny and giddily absorbing from the first frame, Drained is one-of-a-kind experience                                            world cinema
that will charm filmgoers in search of a new cult classic. —Brendan Peterson

Elvis and Anabelle	                                                                                                            US	2007	105	MINS
Thursday, October 11                      9:30 pm                           ELV11S                                Sequoia
Friday, October 12                        7:15 pm                           ELV12R                                Rafael
Director/Screenwriter Will Geiger Producers Nick Quested, Carolyn Pfeiffer Cinematographer Conrad W. Hall Editor
Sandra Adair Cast Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna, Keith Carradine, Mary Steenburgen Print Source Goldcrest Films
Elvis and Anabelle finds romantic innocence in dark and bizarre places. Elvis (Max Minghella, Bee Season, MVFF
2005), the brooding yet devoted son of a mortician, meets Anabelle (Blake Lively, The Sisterhood of the Traveling
Pants), a lovely young Texas pageant queen, as he prepares her for her funeral. Miraculously, he discovers she’s
alive. Resurrected, Anabelle yearns for joy in her second life. She is also strangely drawn to Elvis’ funeral home,
captivated by a vision she can’t quite remember. Elvis slowly becomes enchanted by Anabelle’s vibrant, pure spirit,
while her curiosity threatens to expose his secret, that he has secretly taken over the business for his brilliant but
now tragically disabled father. Lush cinematography, a haunting soundtrack and characters with a distinct voice and
depth are finessed by powerful performances by Minghella and Blakely, who radiate boundless chemistry as the                                                       us cinema
titular couple, and by Mary Steenburgen and Joe Mantegna. —Kristine Kolton
• • • Sponsored by Pacific Union

The End of the Neubacher Project	                                                                 AUSTRIA/NeTheRLANdS	2006	74	MINS
Saturday, October 6                       1:00 pm                           END06S                                Sequoia
Monday, October 8                         9:30 pm                           END08R                                Rafael
Director Marcus J. Carney Producers Lukas Stepanik, Rolf Orthel, Georg Tschurtschenthaler Cinematographers Marcus J.
Carney, Ludwig Löckinger, Rolf Orthel Editors Marcus J. Carney, Georg Tschurtschenthaler Print Source Marcus J. Carney
In English and German with English subtitles • Filmmaker Marcus J. Carney’s gripping and intimate film examines
“Morbus Austracus,” a so-called Austrian psychic disease with symptoms including a “disability to accept historical
facts, denial of responsibility and covering shame with persistent silence.” Specifically, Carney focuses on his
grandparents, who had been high-ranking members of the Austrian Nazi Party, and the way in which his relatives
persist in the pretense that their family has no skeletons in the closet. In the course of making the film, Carney also
documented his mother’s losing battle with lung cancer. A devastating chronicle of one nation’s refusal to confront a
less-than-stellar legacy, The End of the Neubacher Project is also one man’s attempt to find peace with his parents.
Like fellow first-person documentarian Ross McElwee, Carney knows how to seamlessly match the political with                                                valley of the docs
the personal. What begins as a scathing social indictment becomes an extraordinary testament to the power of
forgiveness. North American Premiere —David Fear
• • • Presented in association with Facing History and Ourselves, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and the Doc Film Institute of San Fancisco State

Four Sheets to the Wind	                                                                                                         US	2007	91	MINS
Sunday, October 7                         3:30 pm                           FOUR07S                               Sequoia
Saturday, October 13                      5:00 pm                           FOUR13R                               Rafael
Director/Screenwriter Sterlin Harjo Producers Ted Kroeber, Chad Burris Cinematographer Frederick Schroeder Editor David
Michael Maurer Cast Cody Lightning, Tamara Podemski, Laura Bailey, Jerri Arredondo Print Source Ted Kroeber
In English and Muscogee with English subtitles • “Every now and then, good things happen in Oklahoma,” promises
the film’s narrator, and the wry melancholy of this observation infuses every frame of this haunting portrait of modern-
day Native Americans. The simple, unaffected story—a Seminole-Creek family coping with the untimely death of
its taciturn patriarch—unfolds with disarming quiet, as if the constricted choices of poverty and Indian life have
constricted voices as well, words being too precious to spend. But as silence gives way to talking, and listening, the
characters’ emotions break through in heart-rending waves. After the death of his father, dutiful son Cufe Smallhill
leaves home to visit his self-destructive, hard-living sister, Miri, in Tulsa. Here, he meets Miri’s white neighbor Francie,
whose genuine affection for Cufe opens him up—to grief, reconciliation and new possibilities. This first feature by                                                us cinema
Oklahoma native Sterlin Harjo crackles with lived authenticity, nuanced acting and an unexpectedly cool soundtrack.
—Jeff Campbell

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                              Frozen Life	                                                                                                      JAPAN	2007	106	MINS
                              Friday, October 12                       9:45 pm                          FROZ12R                            Rafael
                              Sunday, October 14                       11:30 am                         FROZ14S                            Sequoia
                              Director/Editor shin Producer Noriaki Shimizu Screenwriters shin, Naoto Kitahara Cinematographer Kenichi Negishi JSC
                              Cast Yuuri, Junkichi Sawamura, Ryo Katayama, Akira Fujino, Zenki Kitajima, Kaichi Yamaguchi Print Source Frozen Life Production
                              In English and Japanese with English subtitles • Director shin’s beautifully photographed first feature film is a
                              delightfully unpredictable tale of love, loss and mistaken identity. Grieving over the loss of her husband, a woman
                              named Riri receives an unexpected package on her birthday, containing a single item that turns her already fragile
                              world upside-down. This event causes her to pack her beloved Theremin and move to the vacant family home in
                              the countryside, to try to come to terms with the past. As she’s settling in, a mysterious young man, Wataru, shows
                              up on her doorstep. He seems interested only in photographing traditional Japanese architecture, but it becomes
                              apparent that he has a hidden agenda that concerns Riri’s late husband. As past ties between Riri and Wataru
world cinema                  begin to unfold, events gravitate toward one climactic moment that will change their lives forever. A touching human
                              drama, Frozen Life will resonate long after you leave the theater. —Kelly Clement
                              • • • Presented in association with the Japan Information Center and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
                              • • • Sponsored by Ora Restaurant

                              Gilles (Buitenspel)		                                                                                          beLGIUM	2005	100	MINS
                              Friday, October 5                        4:00 pm                          GILL05R                            Rafael
                              Wednesday, October 10                    4:30 pm                          GILL10S                            Sequoia
                              Director Jan Verheyen Producer Dirk Impens Screenwriter Ed Vanderweyden Cinematographer Danny Elsen Editor Philip
                              Ravoet Cast Ilya Van Malderghem, Filip Peeters, Joke Devynck Print Source Dirk Impens
                              In Flemish with English subtitles • An offside ruling in soccer can be complicated and subjective, and for 12-year-
                              old Gilles it’s more than a game penalty. Gilles is a talented soccer player whose father Bert’s passionate support
                              and coaching feed their dream that Gilles will make the Red Devils pro team. When Bert’s enthusiasm causes a
                              heart attack, a grieving Gilles finds a way to bring his father back to life so that he (but no one else) sees his dad
                              everywhere, especially when playing soccer. But there’s a down side to Bert’s continuing presence: When Gilles
                              learns that soccer might jeopardize his future, Bert still pushes Gilles to keep playing. Is this Gilles’ desire too, or
                              only his father’s? While his mother urges him to quit and his friends offer encouragement, in the end Gilles must rule
children’s filmfest           a buitenspel (“offside” in Dutch), either as his penalty or his father’s trap. Ages 9+ —Roberta McNair

                              Go Together	                                                                                                            US	2007	94	MINS
                              Saturday, October 13                     9:15 pm                          GOTO13R                            Rafael
                              Director/Screenwriter Rob Nilsson Producers Denney Dey, Rob Nilsson Cinematographer Mickey Freeman Editors Nadine
                              Laule, Chikara Motomura Cast Denny Dey, Michelle Allen, Robert Viharo, Paige Olson, Kieron McCartney, Michael Edo Keane Print
                              Source Citizen Cinema
                              In this last installment of his 9@Night series, Rob Nilsson (Opening, Pan, MVFF 2006) conjures a remarkably
                              haunting, expressionist homage to cinema. 9@Night antihero, Malafide (Robert Viharo), undergoes an identity-swap,
                              and so does his counterfeit cash. Seeking respite from the streets, Malafide watches scenes from his own life (clips
                              from earlier Nilsson films) unspool as psychic-cinematic projections on the screen of Oakland’s historic Parkway
                              Theater. Meanwhile, the challenge of a life in the film industry is explored through the strained sexual relationship
                              of theater-owners Denny and Michelle, who struggle to keep the Parkway out of the hands of the pornographers
                              and swindlers. Michelle needs what Denny cannot provide: something “amazing”; something as powerful as pure,
                              unadulterated “total cinema.” In a beautiful climax of fiction-meets-reality and past-meets-present, she gets her wish.
us cinema                     As viewers of this cinematic love song to the passionate art of filmmaking, so do we. See also program note for
                              Used, page 108. World Premiere —Karen Davis

                              Gone Baby Gone	                                                                                                        US	2007	114	MINS
                              Tuesday, October 9                       7:00 pm                          GONE09C                            Cinema
                              Director Ben Affleck Producers Ben Affleck, Sean Bailey, Alan Ladd, Jr., Danton Rissner Screenwriters Ben Affleck, Aaron
                              Stockard Cinematographer Jon Toll Editor William Goldenberg Cast Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed
                              Harris, Amy Ryan Print Source Miramax Films
                              A decade after his screenwriting Oscar win for Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck returns to his Boston roots with
                              a dynamic directorial debut and a screenplay he adapted from a Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) novel—a potent
                              combination reinforced by a powerhouse cast led by younger brother Casey Affleck, as private detective Patrick
                              Kenzie. Kenzie and partner Angie (Michelle Monaghan) are hired to assist with the investigation of a missing four-
                              year-old neighborhood girl. But a seemingly familiar tale of child abduction twists and turns, beginning with a less-
                              than-model mother with a drug habit, a police chief (Morgan Freeman) desperate to avenge his own daughter’s
                              murder years earlier, and a tough, New Orleans–born detective (Ed Harris) who doesn’t always play by the rules.
                              Much like in Mystic River, an explosive undercurrent ripples through this blue-collar community in which broken
us cinema                     families and broken dreams make for rough edges, quick tempers and some very bad decisions. —Joanne Parsont
                              • • • Sponsored by Jennifer Coslett MacCready

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Grace Is Gone	                                                                                                                    US	2006	92	MINS
Tuesday, October 9                         7:15 pm                          GRAC09S                               Sequoia
Director/Screenwriter James C. Strouse Producers Galt Niederhoffer, John Cusack, Grace Loh, Celine Rattray, Daniela Taplin
Lundberg Cinematographer Jean-Louis Bompoint Editor Joe Klotz Cast John Cusack, Shélan O’Keefe, Grace Bednarczyk,
Alessandro Nivola Print Source The Weinstein Company
John Cusack gives his most mature performance in this emotion-charged story of a midwestern big-box store
manager who can’t find a way to tell his preteen daughters their mom, a soldier in the Iraq war, has been killed.
Swallowing his grief, patriotic dad Stanley Phillips (Cusack) plunges into the American landscape of strip malls and
farmlands, taking his daughters, Heidi, 12, and Dawn, 8, on an impromptu road trip to a Florida theme park. Only a
brief visit enroute with a mouthy antiwar brother (Alessandro Nivola) treats the war as controversial. This study of
a man trapped between parental care and heart-rending grief becomes a spiritual journey as well, as Cusack turns
the seemingly simple conceit of this film into a soulful exploration of loss and hope. A strong directorial debut by
screenwriter James C. Strouse (Lonesome Jim). —Peter Stack
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• • • Sponsored by Coldwell Banker

A Guest of Life (Az élet vendége)		                                                                                    hUNGARy	2006	80	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        2:15 pm                          GUES06S                               Sequoia
Tuesday, October 9                         7:30 pm                          GUES09R                               Rafael
Director Tibor Szemzo Producer Attila Bognár Screenwriter László Sári Cinematographer István “Taikyo” Szaladják Editor Teri
Losonci Cast Susannah York, Mari Töröcsik Print Source Magyar Filmunio
In Hungarian with English subtitles • In 1819, the scholar Alexander Csoma de Körös set out on foot from his home
in Transylvania to discover “the original Hungarians.” What he found was a peaceful Asiatic civilization living at the
foot of the Himalayas. Csoma’s writings would later introduce the rich culture of Tibet and the practice of Buddhism
to the world at large. Tibor Szemzo’s mesmerizing and meditative film charting Csoma’s spiritual journey combines
grainy Super-8 footage of the region’s geography and ancient rituals with animated renderings of Romanian folktales
(narrated by Susannah York). This unique hybrid of media perfectly mirrors Csoma’s connection of the spiritual Old
World of Eastern philosophy and the scholarly New World of Western knowledge, creating a singular celebration of
both the man and his mythic life. —David Fear                                                                                                             v(ision)fest

Heartbreak Hotel	                                                                                                      SwedeN	2006	110	MINS
Friday, October 12                         10:00 pm                         HEAR12S                               Sequoia
Saturday, October 13                       5:30 pm                          HEAR13S                               Sequoia
Director/Screenwriter Colin Nutley Cinematographer Olof Johnson Editor Perry Schaffer Cast Helena Bergström, Maria
Lundqvist, Claes Mãnsson, John Rabaeus, Erica Braun, Marie Robertson Print Source Swedish Film Institute
In Swedish with English subtitles • Gudrun, a dour metermaid, cites the posh Elisabeth for a parking violation, and
the encounter quickly descends into a flurry of name-calling, threats and vulgarity. Two chance meetings later, one
at the Heartbreak Hotel, a local club, the women see things another way. The spirited Elisabeth snaps the solemn
Gudrun out of her lonely nights of TV game shows and crossword puzzles. Gudrun gives the recently divorced
Elisabeth a partner in crime, ultimately becoming the driving force behind the forty-somethings’ increasingly “teenile”
(senile teen) behavior. When a mysterious man shows up at the Heartbreak Hotel, the duo’s friendship is called into
serious question. Veteran actresses Helena Bergström and Maria Lundqvist breathe confidence and defiance into
their roles, even as their characters face moments of crushing insecurity and betrayal. Filmed with humanity and                                        world cinema
humor by writer-director Colin Nutley, Heartbreak Hotel gently maps the contours and contradictions of the second
stage of adult life. North American Premiere —Aaron Lazenby
• • • Presented in association with the Consulate General of Sweden of San Francisco
• • • Sponsored by Vérité

How to Cook Your Life (Wie man sein Leben kocht)		                                                                   GeRMANy	2007	100	MINS
Sunday, October 7                          3:00 pm                          HOWT07S                               Sequoia
Tuesday, October 9                         5:30 pm                          HOWT09R                               Rafael
Director/ Screenwriter Doris Dörrie Producers Franz X. Gernstl, Fidelis Mager Cinematographers Joerg Jeshel, Doris Dörrie
Editor Suzi Giebler Print Source Roadside Attractions
FOCUS: GERMANY • In English and German with English subtitles • In the search for enlightenment, one need
look no further than the kitchen. Cooking, as practiced by Zen priest and chef Edward Espe Brown, is not just
working with food but working on ourselves. Director Doris Dörrie (Enlightenment Guaranteed, MVFF 2000) spends
time with Brown at a Buddhist retreat in Austria and at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California, exploring
our spiritual connection to food in ways that are both soothing and provocative. A tenzo, or chief cook, at Tassajara
since the ’60s and author of The Tassajara Bread Book, among others, Brown blends cooking class with Dharma
teaching, imploring us to treat food “as if it was your eyesight”—a precious commodity. Offset by archival clips of his
mentor, Zen priest Suzuki Roshi, Brown exhibits wisdom and passion, anger and frustration as he laments the means                                   valley of the docs
of modern food production and consumption, while encouraging us to salivate and meditate. —Joanne Parsont
• • •The October 7 screening will be followed by a party at the Outdoor Art Club, featuring organic foods by Back to Earth Catering.
Separate ticket required. $20 PARTY07
• • • Presented in association with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
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                              Ice Bar (Ice-keki)		                                                                                             SOUTh	KOReA	2006	95	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                         10:00 am                          ICEB07S                               Sequoia
                              Saturday, October 13                      10:30 am                          ICEB13S                               Sequoia
                              Director Ingwang Yeo Screenwriter Mi-Jeong Ham Editor In-dae Mun Cinematographer Ki-Seok Hwang Cast Ji-bin Park, Shiu
                              Aera Print Source MK Pictures
                              In Korean with English subtitles • It’s summer, and all boys should be having fun. But ten-year-old Young-rae
                              wants to know where his long-lost father is, and he doesn’t believe his mother when she says she doesn’t know.
                              Overhearing a conversation, he suspects his dad probably lives in the capital, Seoul. The enterprising boy sets out
                              to sell ice cream in the town square all summer, to raise the money for the trip. But his quest is hindered by his
                              mom, who keeps getting arrested for selling black-market cosmetics, and by his best friend, who always needs to
                              be rescued from bullies. And Young-rae’s worst enemy is a money-hungry ice-bar maker who keeps changing the
                              rules about Young-rae’s profits. Set in a meticulously re-created 1960s South Korea, this delightful comedy stars
children’s filmfest           Ji-bin Park, who is as famous in Asia as Macauley Culkin is here. He will make your heart melt faster than a popsicle
                              in August. Ages 9+ US Premiere —John Morrison

                              The iGeneration Download	                                                                                           	TOTAL	PROGRAM	86	MINS
                              Saturday, October 13                      11:00 am                          IGEN13R                               Rafael
                              From around the world—including Marin—our annual Youth Reel is peer juried and curated by the Young Critics Jury
                              program. The excellent offerings in this year’s packed program include: Delirium (Max Sokoloff, US 4 mins); Dessert
                              (Max Strebel, US 4 mins); Catastrophe in the Hotel del Gallo (Enrique Vargas Celis, Mexico 5 mins); In Superheroes
                              We Trust (Ryan Gallagher, US 10 mins); The Rose (Marko Zerjav, Croatia 2 mins); The Jungle (Ramona Polk, US
                              3 mins); Rendezvous (Sarah Blake, US 6 mins); The Bottle Half Empty (Antonio Beroldo, US 1 min); Cheating the
                              Dream (David Crawford, US 7 mins); The Stop (Toby Narat, US 3 mins); Berkeley (Mollie Penberthy, Luisa Romeo, US
                              3 mins); Jabberwocky (Blaire Stapp, US 3 mins); The Life Effect (Katie Flynn, US 3 mins ); What Makes You Different from
                              Everybody Else? (Jean Karnow, US 3 mins); The Homecoming (Max Strebel, US 10 mins); The Pig (Alex Babakitis, US
                              2 mins); Learning to Curse (Bert Kervan, US 3 mins); My Adventure (Fernando Mís, US 3 mins); iGeneration (Emily
                              Buder, US 8 mins); The Quiet World (Noah Averbach-Katz, US 3 mins). —John Morrison
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                              I’m Not There	                                                                                                                  US	2007	135	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                         5:45 pm                           IMNO07S                               Sequoia
                              Tuesday, October 9                        8:00 pm                           IMNO09R                               Rafael
                              Director Todd Haynes Producers Christine Vachon, James D. Stern, John Sloss, John Goldwin Screenwriters Todd Haynes, Oren
                              Moverman Cinematographer Edward Lachman Editor Jay Rabinowitz Cast Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin,
                              Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Winshaw Print Source The Weinstein Company
                              “You don’t have to write anything down to be a poet…. Me, I’m a trapeze artist.” Poet, prophet, outlaw, star—Bob
                              Dylan is an acrobat extraordinaire, able to re-create himself time and again. Writer-director Todd Haynes (Far From
                              Heaven, Velvet Goldmine) has crafted a singular pseudobiography, as unconventional as its inimitable subject—a
                              poem to a poet. Six characters embody the different personas and days of Dylan: Marcus Carl Franklin as Woody,
                              a rail-riding black boy with a beat-up guitar and a soul full of blues; Heath Ledger as Robbie, the actor lothario
                              and reluctant father; Richard Gere as Billy, the weather-beaten desperado; Christian Bale as Jack, the ’60s folk
                              icon and “troubadour of conscience”; Ben Winshaw as Arthur, the poet for all times; and a brilliantly androgynous
us cinema                     Cate Blanchett as Jude, the rebellious rock star. Watching the tales unfold is like inhabiting a classic Dylan album—
                              soundtrack included. —Joanne Parsont
                              • • •The October 7 screening will be followed by Dylan (Interpreted), a live music event. Separate ticket required. See page 25 for more information.
                              • • • Sponsored by Larry Goldfarb & LRG Capital Group, LLC

                              In Search of a Midnight Kiss	                                                                                                            US	97	MINS
                              Saturday, October 6                       9:45 pm                           INSE06R                               Rafael
                              Monday, October 8                         9:00 pm                           INSE08R                               Rafael
                              Director/Screenwriter Alex Holdridge Producers Seth Caplan, Scoot McNairy Cinematographer Robert Murphy Editor
                              Frank Reynolds Cast Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian Matthew McGuire, Katie Luong Print Source Midnight Kiss Inc.
                              New Year’s Eve brings the promise of a fresh start and the pressure for a perfect ending. Having endured a year of
                              misfortune, the charming but jaded Wilson can’t wait to leave it behind. After a humiliating incident in which he is
                              caught fantasizing about his best friend’s girlfriend, lonely Wilson is persuaded to post a personal ad on craigslist:
                              “Misanthrope seeks Misanthrope.” Desperate to escape the past and start the New Year with the perfect guy, sassy,
                              attractive Vivian responds. In stunning black and white paired with a jazzy soundtrack, Wilson and Vivian traipse
                              through L.A., managing to pack all of the revelations, blow-ups, break-ups and make-ups of a relationship into a
                              single day. But what will happen at midnight? This delightfully classic touch to the very modern story of finding
us cinema                     romance in the digital age was touted by the Edinburgh International Film Festival as “the American indie discovery
                              of the year.” —Holly Roach
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Irina Palm	                                                   beLGIUM/LUxeMbOURG/UK/GeRMANy/FRANce	2007	103	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        8:45 pm                         IRIN06S                               Sequoia
Monday, October 8                          9:45 pm                         IRIN08S                               Sequoia
Director Sam Garbarski Producer Sebastien Delloye Screenwriters Philippe Blasband, Martin Herron, Sam Garbarski
Cinematographer Christopher Beaucarne Editor Ludo Troch Cast Marianne Faithfull, Miki Manojlovic, Kevin Bishop, Siobhán
Hewlett, Dorka Gryllus, Jenny Agutter Print Source Strand Releasing
Marianne Faithfull goes from shy widowed grandma to superstar sex worker in this funny and charming film set in
London’s Soho district. When Maggie (Faithfull) learns that her grandson needs an expensive life-saving operation,
she knows desperate measures are necessary. In this case, desperate measures appear as a Hostess Wanted
sign in front of the Sexy World club. And before you can say “Mitchell Brothers,” middle-aged Maggie has morphed
into Irina Palm, the most popular companion of club regulars. With laser-like focus, Maggie winds her way through
an unknown world of London’s underbelly, meeting a wild crew of new friends while alienating some of her fifty-
something peers back in the suburbs. Filmmaker Garbarski perfectly balances comedy and drama as Faithfull
delivers a hilarious, heartfelt performance that captures the amusing and awkward fish-out-of-water reality of an                                          world cinema
old-fashioned matriarch plunged into a seedy sea of sex and sin. US Premiere
• • • Sponsored by Marin French Cheese Company

Iron Ladies of Liberia	                                                                                              US/LIbeRIA	2007	74	MINS
Friday, October 5                          6:30 pm                         IRON05R                               Rafael
Sunday, October 7                          3:45 pm                         IRON07T                               142 Throckmorton
Directors Daniel Junge, Siatta Scott Johnson Producers Henry Ansbacher, Jonathan Stack Cinematographer Daniel Junge
Editor Davis Coombe Print Source Just Media
After surviving a 14-year civil war and a government riddled with corruption, the African nation of Liberia elected
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to be the country’s first woman president and lift it from debt and devastation. Filmmakers
Daniel Junge and Siatta Scott Johnson explore a historic transition from authoritarianism to democracy in this joyous,
inspirational testimony of the political power of women’s leadership and diplomacy. We watch the newly elected
head of state during the first year of her presidency, as she populates her cabinet with strong women, including her
ministers of finance, justice and commerce; together, these “iron ladies” tackle indolent bureaucracy, black markets
and the omnipresent threat of violent riots. Expertly straddling the dual public identites of “Old Ma” and Chief
Executive, President Sirleaf teaches generations of Liberians trained to rule and be ruled by violence and fear that                                   valley of the docs
the expression “compassion is revolutionary” is far more than a slogan. —Sara Schieron
• • • Presented in association with the Museum of the African Diaspora

Jellyfish (Meduzot)		                                                                                         FRANce/ISRAeL	2007	78	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        7:15 pm                         JELL06R                               Rafael
Saturday, October 13                       8:00 pm                         JELL13S                               Sequoia
Directors Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen Producers Yael Fogiel, Amir Harel, Ayelet Kit Screenwriters Shira Geffen, Etgar Korot
Cinematographer Antoine Héberlé Editors François Gédigier, Sasha Franklin Cast Sarah Adler, Nicole Leidman, Gera Sandler,
Noa Knoller Print Source Zeitgeist Films
In Hebrew with English subtitles • This highly cinematic seriocomic ensemble piece adds a touch of whimsy to its
exploration of existential loneliness. Various intertwined story strands share the themes of the human need for love
and of our inability to communicate, as a panoply of protagonists wander through contemporary Tel Aviv in search
of meaningful connections and discover that frolics, friendships and family ties aren’t quite as nurturing as a solid
sense of self and a well-timed visit from the ice-cream man. Acclaimed fiction writers–turned–co-directors Etgar
Keret and Shira Geffen have made a fluid transition to film, winning this year’s Camera d’Or for best first feature at
the Cannes Film Festival. A wistful, wonderfully wise rumination on hope and happenstance, Jellyfish, like its titular
creature, appears delicate and amorphous yet stings when you least expect it. —Steven Jenkins                                                              world cinema

• • • Presented in association with the San Francisco Israel Center
• • • Sponsored by Comcast

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten	                                                                           IReLANd/UK	2006	124	MINS
Friday, October 12                         6:30 pm                         JOES12S                               Sequoia
Sunday, October 14                         7:30 pm                         JOES14R                               Rafael
Director Julien Temple Producers Amanda Temple, Anna Campeau, Alan Moloney Cinematographer Ben Cole Editors Mark
Reynolds, Tobias Zaldua, Niven Howie Print Source IFC First Take
Son of a diplomat pines away in a British boarding school, dreams of becoming a rock star and graduates at the top
of the class of ’77, the rag-tag collection of punk and New Wave bands that challenged the corporate music world.
That’s just part of the mythical life of singer, guitarist and songwriter Joe Strummer, whose politico-punk rock band
the Clash became one of the most influential rock outfits of the modern era. Filmmaker Julien Temple (The Great
Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle) has crafted here perhaps the best-filmed account of the British punk scene. Structured as
a fireside wake, featuring Jim Jarmusch, Johnny Depp, Pearl Harbour, Bono, John Cusack and more, and including
riveting rare film footage of home movies of Strummer and his nascent band and onscreen interviews old and new,
Joe Strummer rekindles the fiery musical cauldron that spawned some of the most vital music of the Reagan years.                                       valley of the docs
—Greg Cahill
• • •The October 12 screening will be followed by a live music event with Pearl Harbour. Separate ticket required. See page 25 for more information.
• • • Sponsored by Scheyer/SF

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                              Juncture	                                                                                             US	2007	106	MINS
                              Saturday, October 6                        9:15 pm           JUNC06R                       Rafael
                              Saturday, October 13                       9:00 pm           JUNC13T                       142 Throckmorton
                              Director James Seale Producers Kevin V. Duncan, James Seale Screenwriter Robert Gosnell Cinematographer Richard Lerner
                              Editors Peder Morgenthaler, James Seale Cast Kristine Blackport, John Hutton, Bill LeVasseur Print Source Front Range Films
                              Anna Carter’s life is a nightmare come true. Diagnosed with a terminal illness at 28, Anna’s jet-setting lifestyle has
                              come crashing down. The respected director of a national foundation that funds programs to help children, she has
                              always strived to make life better for kids. But now she sees the world through different eyes. Using her prestigious
                              job as a cover, Anna travels the country, searching for criminals that have slipped through cracks in the justice
                              system and then dispensing her own style of brutal retribution. As the police close in and death knocks at her door,
                              will she complete her plan? And will she be considered a hero ... or a sociopath? The uncompromising story of an
                              ordinary woman turned vigilante, Juncture is a controversial, fast-paced action-thriller that casts a harsh light on the
us cinema                     darkness, perversion and greed lurking just beneath the surface of society. World Premiere —Kelly Clement

                              Kenny	                                                                                              AUSTRALIA	99	MINS
                              Friday, October 5                          6:30 pm           KENN05S                       Sequoia
                              Wednesday, October 10                      9:45 pm           KENN10S                       Sequoia
                              Director/Editor Clayton Jacobson Producers Rohan Timlock, Clayton Jacobson Screenwriters Clayton Jacobson, Shane
                              Jacobson Cinematographers Clayton Jacobson, Sean Lander Cast Shane Jacobson Print Source Lightning Entertainment
                              At first glance, Kenny is an extraordinary piece of nonfiction working-class social realism replete with an unforgettable
                              everyman protagonist who empties portable toilets for a living Down Under. Indeed, the lisping, rotund, deliciously
                              outspoken Kenny Smyth is endearingly real in his humble and earnest proletarian gravitas, as he travels to music
                              festivals, air shows, parades, carnivals, drag races and even Nashville, Tennessee, plying his unenviable yet
                              fascinating trade. But the sheer brilliance of filmmaker Clayton Jacobson’s wildly entertaining narrative feature is
                              that it’s fictional, employing the standard trickery of the mockumentary in a time when the blurring of reality and
                              fiction is more confounding than ever. A superb, warm and humorous portrait of the artist as a middle-aged porta-loo
world cinema                  specialist from Melbourne, Australia (wonderfully played by Jacobson’s sibling, Shane Jacobson), Kenny is winsome
                              proof that the mockumentary hasn’t exhausted its filmic capacity. —Andrew Bailey
                              • • • Sponsored by Qantas Airways

                              The Kite Runner	                                                                                      US	2007	122	MINS
                              Sunday, October 14                         5:00 pm           KITE14S                       Sequoia                $25
                              Sunday, October 14                         5:15 pm           KIT214S                       Sequoia                $25
                              Director Marc Forster Producers William Horberg, Walter F. Parks, Rebecca Yeldman, E. Bennett Walsh Screenwriter David
                              Benioff Cinematographer Roberto Schaefer Editor Matt Chesse Cast Shaun Toub, Khalid Abdalla, Nasser Memarzia, Said
                              Taghmaoui Print Source Paramount Vantage
                              CLOSING NIGHT • In English and Dari with English subtitles • Director Marc Forster’s (Finding Neverland, MVFF
                              2004) reverent envisioning of Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel is that rare example of refined literary adaptation,
                              which makes a beloved book transcendent on screen. This heartrending story of friendship and redemption begins
                              in Afghanistan in 1978, where two boys are inseparable, but unequal: Amir is the privileged son of a wealthy
                              businessman, Hassan his loyal servant—and a member of the disdained Hazara minority. Their social inequality, and
                              a brutal incident, ultimately tarnish their joyful youth, and when the Soviets invade in 1979, Amir and his father flee
                              the country, completing the boys’ separation. As an adult, Amir finds the past resurfacing, along with long-buried
us cinema                     feelings of shame. But an unexpected opportunity to “be good again,” takes him on a perilous journey back to his
                              war-torn homeland, where carefree children once finessed kites across the rooftops of Kabul. —Joanne Parsont
                              • • • For Closing Night event information, see page 23.
                              • • • Sponsored by Lucasfilm, Ltd.

                              Kiviuq	                                                                                          cANAdA	2007	72	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                          1:30 pm           KIV07T                        142 Throckmorton
                              Monday, October 8                          7:30 pm           KIV08R                        Rafael
                              Director/Screenwriter John Houston Producer Kirt Ejesiak Cinematographer Dave Albiston Editor John Brett Cast Lamech
                              Kadloo, Annie Peterloosie, June Shappa, Samson Quinangnaq, Henry Evaloarjuk Print Source Drumsong Communications Inc.
                              In Inuktitut with English subtitles • Renowned Canadian director John Houston tells the story of the Inuit culture’s
                              celebrated epic hero, the prophet and shaman Kiviuq. The tale of Kiviuq, who was born when the world began,
                              is considered “the secret Bible” in Inuit tradition, and Houston—who is known worldwide for making movies that
                              celebrate Inuit culture—relates this millennia-old tale as told to him by Inuit elders. In a unique performance piece,
                              spoken in Inuktitut and filmed in one room, Houston lets the Inuit arts of music, dance, song and storytelling reveal
                              a timeless story about bravery, betrayal and survival. Not only does this intriguing work preserve a rich history in
                              danger of being lost, it also instructs viewers which paths to take and which paths to avoid, no matter what century
v(ision)fest                  they live in. US Premiere —Nora Isaacs

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Knee Deep	                                                                                                                   US	2007	81	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        12:00 pm                        KNEE06S                                 Sequoia
Tuesday, October 9                         6:00 pm                         KNEE09R                                 Rafael
Director/Screenwriter/Cinematographer/Editor Michael Chandler Producers Michael Chandler, Sheila Canavan Print
Source The Moenkopi Group, Inc.
Josh Osborne quit school when he was 12 to work full time on his family’s farm in rural Maine. He spent years
laboring 16 hours a day on the farm. It was what he knew and loved, and it was promised to him. Then one day,
learning that his mother planned to sell the farm to developers, Josh tried to murder her. Seems straightforward, but
former Bay Area filmmaker Michael Chandler uncovers rich complexities in this absorbing, surprisingly touching true
story. Through probing interviews, first-rate footage and a suspenseful telling of the facts, Chandler uncovers the
complicated path to committing an unthinkable crime. The moment we form an opinion about any of the colorfully
candid people involved, more information comes to light, making it harder to take a side. After putting yourself in
someone else’s shoes, you may be surprised by what you might do. —Kristine Kolton                                                              valley of the docs

Kobra’s Decision	                                                                                                         IRAN	2007	81	MINS
Thursday, October 11                       7:15 pm                         KOBR11R                                 Rafael
Saturday, October 13                       11:00 am                        KOBR13S                                 Sequoia
Director/Producer Sirous Hassanpour Screenwriters Sirous Hassanpour, Payam Yazdani Cinematographers Parviz
Malekzadeh, Hassan Asadi Editor Varuzh Karim Masihi Cast Zeinab Sohrabi, Hooriyyeh Mirmohammadi, Fatemah Khan Baba’ee,
Mohaddaseh Heidari Print Source CMI
In Farsi with English subtitles • Kobra (Zeinab Sohrabi), a young orphan girl who shepherds in the Iranian countryside,
is summoned back to her tribe’s camp, where she is issued an order from her guardian: Spend several days in town
with a mysterious elderly woman. Reluctant to leave behind her life (and her beloved horse), Kobra goes, though
she has a hard time in her new surroundings and yearns to rejoin her people. Like his previous film, the wonderfully
fairy tale-like The Liar Shepherd (MVFF 2006), director Sirous Hassanpour’s latest work has a folklore feel that’s
complemented by an impressive sense of poetic naturalism. Iranian cinema has long had a knack for making films
about children; this fable on the importance of community and finding your place in the world speaks eloquently to
audiences, whoever and wherever they are. —David Fear                                                                                               world cinema

• • • Presented in association with Iranian.com

Laviva	                                                                                                               NIGeRIA	2007	105	MINS
Sunday, October 7                          5:30 pm                         LAV07R                                  Rafael
Monday, October 8                          9:00 pm                         LAV08T                                  142 Throckmorton
Director Izu Ojukwu Producers Onyebuchi Eriobu, Peace Anyiam Fiberisima Screenwriter Amoto Okomanyi Cinematographer
Chimezie Ojukwu Editor Emeka Ojukwu Cast Joy Egbunu, JT Tom West, Hank Anuku, Frances Duru Print Source Jamie Meltzer
In Pidgen with English subtitles • One of the most ambitious directors in Nigeria’s booming digital-cinema industry,
Izu Ojukwu adroitly blends domestic melodrama with the camaraderie and tension of a soldiers-in-arms saga in
Laviva. During the Liberian civil war in 1992, the Nigerian government sends a “peacekeeping mission” to Liberia,
targeting Liberian rebels. Civilians are caught in the middle and suffer the most, of course. A Liberian nurse whose
father died at the hands of the Nigerians, Laviva (Joy Egbunu) encounters a Nigerian officer with genuine ideals,
and her hatred begins to dissolve. “We are all Africans,” he declares during a prickly confrontation with a group of
women at the village pump. “We are one people, one blood and one love.” This heartfelt drama honors the idealism
and chronicles the brutality of war with nuance and fidelity. The filmmaker’s own travails in making this picture are                               world cinema
documented with humor and pathos in Welcome to Nollywood (see page 109). North American Premiere
—Michael Fox
• • • Presented in association with the San Francisco Black Film Festival and the Museum of the African Diaspora

Little Heroes (Giborim Ktanim)		                                                                                        ISRAeL	2006	76	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        10:30 am                        LITT06T                                 142 Throckmorton
Sunday, October 14                         10:30 am                        LITT14S                                 Sequoia
Director Itai Lev Producers Roni Dvash, Ayelet Imberman Screenwriter Eran B. Y. Cinematographer Ofer Harari Editor Gila
Cohen Cast Alon Lysy, Anastasia Safonov, Daniel Damidov, Nir Zwickel, Dana Ivgy, Avigail Ariely, Miki Kam Print Source Itai Lev
In Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles • Life is hard when you’re a misfit, but it’s even harder for a kid who
feels alone. In Little Heroes, four square pegs embark on a quest, and their naive courage affects everyone in their
lives. Alicia is a recent immigrant from Russia who is responsible beyond her years, and hears and knows things
others don’t. Sure that a couple is injured and in danger somewhere in the desert, she enlists aid from Erez, a boy
trying to recover from his father’s recent death while enduring well-meaning indulgence from adults and resentful
bullying from classmates. Though doubtful about Alicia’s mission, Erez sets off with her and her childlike, strapping
older brother, Lev. Their search proves more difficult than anticipated, but the trio find support from Lior, an outsider
in his kibbutz community. Enemies become allies, bullies find compassion, and adults reach understanding in this                               children’s filmfest
moving story. Ages 8+ —Roberta McNair

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                              London to Brighton	                                                                                    UK	2006	90	MINS
                              Saturday, October 13                       9:45 pm           LOND13R                       Rafael
                              Sunday, October 14                         7:15 pm           LOND14R                       Rafael
                              Director/Screenwriter Paul Andrew Williams Producers Allistair Clark, Rachel Robey, Ken Marshall Cinematographer
                              Christopher Ross Editor Tom Hemmings Cast Lorraine Stanley, Johnny Harris, Sam Spruell, Nathan Constance, Alexander Morton,
                              Georgia Groome Print Source Outsider Pictures
                              In this harrowing award-winning thriller, a London prostitute and a 12-year-old runaway girl form a desperate alliance
                              to escape a violent pimp and a callous strip club owner who both want to possess them for their own evil ends.
                              Writer-director Paul Andrew Williams refuses to make this journey into darkness anything close to comfortable,
                              but the intense drama frequently alludes to the loveliness of innocence, a saving grace skillfully rendered. Lorraine
                              Stanley as Kelly, the scuffed-up hooker, and Georgia Groome as her unexpected ward, Joanne, are superb in their
                              emotional interplay, thrust into an awkward sisterhood in a sinister world. The unkempt pimp, Derek, is played with
                              chilling menace by Johnny Harris. Not for the faint of heart, this one’s an audacious look at the dark side, seething
world cinema                  with danger yet brushed by hope—and not without powerful assurances that innocence forges its own brand of
                              redemption. —Peter Stack

                              Luna: Spirit of the Whale	                                                                       cANAdA	2006	91	MINS
                              Sunday, October 7                          10:45 am          LUNA07R                       Rafael
                              Saturday, October 13                       10:00 am          LUNA13R                       Rafael
                              Director Don McBrearty Producer Trish Dolman Screenwriter Beth Stewart Cinematographer Jan Kiesser Editor Michael John
                              Bateman Cast Adam Beach, Jason Priestley, Aaron Miko, Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal Print Source Screen Siren Pictures
                              When a friendly young Orca takes up residence near a Vancouver fishing village, news crews and tourists scramble
                              to get close to nature. Behind the scenes, a showdown is brewing between the local Mowachaht-Muchakaht First
                              Nations, convinced that the whale carries the spirit of their chief, and the government agency that claims concern
                              for the animal’s safety. The chief’s wayward son, Mike (Adam Beach, Flags of Our Fathers), returns for a funeral
                              and steps into the fray, locking horns with tribe members who expect him to take his father’s place, and with the
                              underhanded Fisheries honcho (Jason Priestley, playing against his 90210 type) who sees the situation as a mere
                              public relations nuisance. A fictionalized account of a real-life drama, Luna is an engaging journey that carries us
children’s filmfest           below the waves, to the whales’ fluid beauty, and above the surface, to witness a young man discovering his true
                              nature. Ages 7+ US Premiere —Deanna Quinones

                              Lust, Caution (Sie jie)		                                                                    chINA/US	2007	158	MINS
                              Thursday, October 4                        6:30 pm           LUST04R                       Rafael                 $25
                              Director Ang Lee Producers Bill Kong, Ang Lee, James Schamus Screenwriters Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus Cinematographer
                              Rodrigo Prieto Editor Tim Squyres Cast Joan Chen, Tony Leung, Tang Wei, Wang Lee Hom Print Source Focus Features
                              OPENING NIGHT • In Mandarin with English subtitles • Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain; The
                              Ice Storm, MVFF 1997) proves once again that his filmmaking excels in any genre; this time he has chosen the erotic
                              espionage thriller. Loyalties are spread thin in Shanghai during World War II, as political tension mounts between
                              Chinese Nationalists and Japanese occupiers. For a young stage actress, Wong (Tang Wei in an explosive debut
                              performance), this tension comes to a boil when she finds herself in a deadly game of espionage and sexual intrigue
                              with Mr. Yee (Tony Leung), a powerful political figure and Japanese collaborator. Wong goes deep undercover to
                              expose Yee, quickly earning the trust of his neglected wife (Joan Chen)—while becoming the man’s mistress. Based
                              on a short story by acclaimed Chinese novelist Eileen Chang, Lust, Caution smolders on the screen, revealing layers
                              of emotion and sexual desire in a thrilling tale that resonates deep within the human heart. —Josh Moore • Note: This
world cinema                  film is rated NC-17 and contains explicit sexual content. No one under 18 admitted.
                              • • • For Opening Night event information, see page 21.

                              Man in the Chair	                                                                                     US	2006	109	MINS
                              Thursday, October 11                       6:30 pm           MAN11R                        Rafael                 $15
                              Director/Screenwriter Michael Schroeder Producers Michael Schroeder, Randolf Turrow, Sarah Schroeder Cinematographer
                              Dana Gonzales Editor Terry Cafaro Cast Christopher Plummer, Michael Angarano, M. Emmet Walsh, Robert Wagner, Joshua Boyd,
                              Mimi Kennedy Print Source Outsider Pictures
                              CENTERPIECE • The superb Christopher Plummer is Flash, a curmudgeon with a hankering for classic movies
                              and booze. Cameron (Michael Angarano) is a volatile teen who commits grand theft auto just because the car is an
                              exact replica from Christine. Their relationship is forged in the darkness of a movie theater and fueled by a mutual
                              appreciation of rebellion and cinema. Cameron enters a student film contest, though he lacks the resources of his
                              peers. Learning that Flash is a retired Hollywood gaffer—and the only surviving crew member from Citizen Kane—
                              Cameron follows him to his home at the Motion Picture Residence for the Elderly, a colony of aging film folk set
                              aside by the industry. A quirky fellowship develops, in which Flash and his friends help Cameron make his film, and,
                              in doing so, change his life. Plummer is outstanding as the cantankerous cynic who becomes an ardent mentor.
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                              • • • For Centerpiece event information, see page 22.
                              • • • Sponsored by U.S. Trust

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Margot at the Wedding	                                                                                         US	2007	93	MINS
Saturday, October 13                        6:30 pm                        SPOT13R                  Rafael             $25
Director/Screenwriter Noah Baumbach Producer Scott Rudin Cinematographer Harris Savides Editor Carol Littleton Cast
Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Black, John Turturro Print Source Paramount Vantage
SPOTLIGHT ON JENNIFER JASON LEIGH • In a truly inspired feat of casting, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer
Jason Leigh are estranged sisters with more in common than they’d care to admit. Simultaneously self-righteous
and self-loathing, Margot (Kidman) and Pauline (Leigh) bring a wickedly wry humor and a mass of insecurities to a
turbulent relationship that turns on a dime. After years apart, Margot decides to visit Pauline for Pauline’s impending
wedding to Malcolm (Jack Black, in fine disheveled form), an unemployed artist and musician of whom Margot
clearly disapproves. As the sisters spar and personal secrets unravel, a storybook wedding seems an unlikely
prospect. It doesn’t help that the nasty next-door neighbors demand they chop down the old tree under which they
plan to marry. As with The Squid and the Whale (MVFF 2005), writer-director Noah Baumbach paints an authentic,
sardonic portrait of a family falling apart and fighting to put itself back together again. —Joanne Parsont
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• • • For Spotlight event information, see page 57.
• • • Sponsored by Kerner Optical

Michael Clayton	                                                                                              US	2007	120	MINS
Wednesday, October 10                       7:00 pm                        MICH10S                  Sequoia
Director/Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Producers Sydney Pollack, Steven Samuels Cinematographer Robert Elswit Editor John
Gilroy Cast George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack Print Source Warner Bros
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house “fixer” at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At
the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack), Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops,
takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work, cleaning up clients’ messes, from hit-and-runs and damaging
stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians. At the agrochemical company U/North, the career
of in-house chief counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the settlement of the suit that Kenner, Bach &
Ledeen is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When Kenner’s top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens (Tom
Wilkinson), has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the entire case, Bach sends Clayton to tackle this
unprecedented disaster and, in doing so, Clayton comes face to face with the reality of who he has become.
• • • Sponsored by Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan                                                                                          us cinema

Mind the Gap (Se upp för därarna)		                                                                    SwedeN	2007	102	MINS
Thursday, October 11                        9:30 pm                        MIND11R                  Rafael
Saturday, October 13                        3:00 pm                        MIND13S                  Sequoia
Director Helena Bergström Producer Colin Nutley Screenwriters Helena Bergström, Denize Karabuda Cinematographer Olof
Johnson Editor Perry Schaffer Cast Rakel Wärmländer, Nina Zanjani Print Source Swedish Film Institute
In Swedish with English subtitles • A charming story about knowing yourself, knowing where you came from
and taking opportunities because you deserve them, Mind the Gap concerns two young women from different
backgrounds who become friends while training at the Swedish Police Academy. The rebellious daughter of a
famous criminologist, Elin has something to prove; Yasmín, a thoughtful Turkish immigrant whose family is falling
apart, is idealistic. As the two struggle to make the cut, their dreams, fears and lives become intertwined. Yasmín’s
father, a respected surgeon in his home country, can now only find work as a subway driver. Yasmín’s devotion to
her family simultaneously keeps her from and pushes her toward true maturity. Elin’s bold nature serves as a shield,
so that she doesn’t have to trust anyone. Together, they learn to mind the gaps along the path toward independence                   world cinema
and self-discovery. North American Premiere —Kristine Kolton
• • • Presented in association with the Consulate General of Sweden of San Francisco
• • • Sponsored by A Party Center

Miss Universe 1929	                                                                        AUSTRIA/NeTheRLANdS	2006	70	MINS
Friday, October 5                           6:30 pm                        MISS05T                  142 Throckmorton
Saturday, October 6                         6:00 pm                        MISS06R                  Rafael
Director/Screenwriter Péter Forgács Producers Cesar Messemaker, Georg Misch, Ralph Wieser Cinematographers Archiv
Material, Péter Forgács Editor Péter Sass Print Source Mischief-films
In English and Hungarian with English subtitles • Master of found-footage filmmaking Péter Forgács (El Perro
Negro, MVFF 2005) uses rare archival material and home movies to craft an intimate look at one woman’s journey
from fräulein to famous beauty. Lisl Goldarbeiter was just another pretty girl growing up in early 20th-century Vienna.
Her cousin, Marci Tenczer, had two interests: the cinema, and Lisl. After obsessively filming his objet d’amour,
the amateur auteur sent her photo to a beauty pageant committee; Lisl ended up being crowned Miss Universe,
the most gorgeous woman in the world. She also attracted the interest of Hollywood’s elite, married a gambling-
addicted heir to a European necktie empire and subsequently watched war destroy almost everything she held dear.
In Forgács hands, Lisl’s story is a time capsule of the 20th century, a testament to the power of the seventh art and            valley of the docs
a chronicle of infatuation with an unlikely happily-ever-after ending. —David Fear

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                           Mr. Dial Has Something to Say	                                                             US	2007	56	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	79	MINS
                           Saturday, October 6                       5:15 pm                           MRD06T                       142 Throckmorton
                           Wednesday, October 10                     6:00 pm                           MRD10R                       Rafael
                           Director/Producer Celia Carey Cinematographer Christopher Holmes Editors Jared Shull, Chris Tomberlin Print Source
                           This enlightening documentary makes its case regarding the way one of America’s most prolific and talented living
                           artists has been overlooked. Told through the unlikely relationship between Bill Arnett, a white man obsessively
                           searching the South for undiscovered African-American art, and Thornton Dial, a self-taught Southern black artist
                           who crafts breathtakingly complex assemblages, the film chronicles Dial’s attempts to enter the art world and his
                           subsequent wild ride from nowhere to success and back. With a stellar soundtrack and beautifully shot images, this
                           provocative, lyrical film reveals a troubling underside of the museum and gallery world. —Carrie Lozano
                           PRECEDED BY
valley of the docs         Cross Your Eyes Keep Them Wide                                         Director Ben Wu
                           US 2006 23 MINS A beautifully crafted portrait of the artists at work at San Francisco’s acclaimed Creativity Explored
                           workshop for the developmentally disabled—and amply gifted—community.
                           • • • Presented in association with the Berkeley Art Center and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

                           My Enemy’s Enemy	                                                                                         FRANce/UK	2006	87	MINS
                           Monday, October 8                         4:30 pm                           MYEN08S                      Sequoia
                           Friday, October 12                        4:45 pm                           MYEN12R                      Rafael
                           Director/Screenwriter Kevin Macdonald Producers Rita Dagher, Kevin Macdonald Cinematographer Jean-Luc Perreard
                           Editor Nicolas Chaudeurge Print Source The Weinstein Company
                           In French with English subtitles • Haunting yet sharply relevant today, this alarming documentary by director Kevin
                           Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, MVFF 2006) does much more than dust off history when it looks at the
                           twisted life of infamous Nazi Klaus Barbie, “the butcher of Lyon.” Through chilling footage of events and interviews,
                           Barbie emerges as focal point for a scary reality: Rightist ideologues, particularly American ones that once battled
                           Hitler, can be perfectly comfortable colluding with former enemies. Never mind justice. In Barbie’s case, the ruthless
                           torturer eluded authorities, tried to create a Fourth Reich in Latin America and survived a noted trial in France for
                           his Nazi criminal deeds. And, not incidentally, he worked for the CIA. Macdonald calls his film “alternate history.”
valley of the docs         Produced by Rita Dagher (Fahrenheit 9/11), My Enemy’s Enemy is a much-needed historical study of hypocrisy
                           magnified, a vision hard to shake off. US Premiere —Peter Stack
                           • • • Sponsored by KQED

                           The Orphanage (El Orfanato)		                                                                                  SPAIN	2007	105	MINS
                           Friday, October 5                         9:00 pm                           ORPH05S                      Sequoia
                           Friday, October 12                        10:00 pm                          ORPH12R                      Rafael
                           Director Juan Antonio Bayona Producers Mar Targarona, Joaquin Padro, Alvaro Augustin, Guillermo del Toro Screenwriter Sergio
                           G. Sanchez. Cinematographer Oscar Faura Editor Elena Ruiz Cast Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Montserrat
                           Carulla, Andres Gertrudix, Edgar Vivar, Geraldine Chaplin. Print Source Picturehouse
                           In Spanish with English subtitles • Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) as producer presents Juan Antonio Bayona’s
                           stunning feature directorial debut, a spine-tingling tale with extraordinary emotional depth about a haunted locale
                           and its frightening effects on the relationship between a mother and son. After 30 years away, Laura (Belen Rueda,
                           The Sea Inside) returns with her husband, Carlos, and their young son, Simón, to the orphanage where she grew
                           up on the coast of Spain. They plan to reopen it, but Simón’s imaginary friends soon begin leaving deadly clues to
                           Laura’s haunted past, and Laura suspects an outside presence may be looming in the dark depths of the orphanage,
                           and may threaten her son’s safety. It’s up to Laura to find the answers as she navigates the orphanage’s eerie
world cinema               pathways and murky cellar. Not only a masterful ghost story, The Orphanage is also a heartfelt portrait of the strength
                           needed to overcome loss. —Josh Moore
                           • • • Sponsored by SF Weekly

                           Outer and Inner Spaces	                                                                                    	TOTAL	PROGRAM	78	MINS
                           Thursday, October 11                      4:00 pm                           OUTE11R                      Rafael
                           Friday, October 12                        4:30 pm                           OUTE12R                      Rafael
                           In various languages with English subtitles • For the slightly older kid crowd this stunning collection features: David
                           and Steven go crazy in the minimalist Black and White: Ladies Shoes (Jon Izen, Canada 1 min); a little bit of blarney
                           with The Boy Who Had No Story (Aidan Hickey, Ireland 13 mins): wacky imagination in Portable Living Room
                           (Ransom Riggs, US 3 mins); a little girl with a big problem in Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot (David Chai, US 7 mins);
                           Brazilian break-dancing with Mare Capoeira (Paola Barrero LeBlanc, Brazil 15 mins); an imaginative Shipwrecked
                           (Devon Bolton, Canada 10mins); more David and Steven getting crazy in Black and White: Movie Magic (John Izen,
                           Canada, 1 min); the all-important book in Charlie and Lola: But That Is My Book (Kitty Taylor, UK 12 mins), and a
                           magic book in Magic Cellar: Where Stories Came From (Firdaus Kharas, Zimbabwe 12 mins); and the doubting
                           teacher in A Great Big Robot Stole My Homework (Mark Shira, Canada 2 mins). Ages 8+ —John Morrison
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The Paper Will Be Blue (Hîrtia va fi Albastra)		                                                                       ROMANIA	2006	95	MINS
Tuesday, October 9                        7:00 pm                              PAPE09S                           Sequoia
Sunday, October 14                        2:00 pm                              PAPE14R                           Rafael
Director Radu Muntean Producers Dragos Potop, Dragos Vilcu Screenwriters Alexandru Baciu, Radu Muntean, Razvan
Radulescu Cinematographer Tudor Lucaciu Editor Alexandru Radu Cast Paul Ipate, Adi Caraleanu, Dragos Bacur, Tudor Aron
Istodor Print Source Romanian Cultural Institute
FOCUS: ROMANIA • In Romanian with English subtitles • Set during the final days of the Ceausescu regime,
Radu Muntean’s stunning docudrama transports viewers to the moment when revolution was in the air and riots
filled Romania’s streets. While militia forces try to keep various terrorist factions from seizing power after the leader’s
fall, a soldier (Paul Ipate) assigned to protect Bucharest’s suburbs decides to abandon his post and join the cause.
His unit attempts to track him down, with disastrous results. Like fellow countrymen Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr.
Lazarescu) and Corneliu Porumboiu (12:08 East of Bucharest), director Muntean has a knack for lacing Eastern
European dourness with humanism and bone-dry humor. But it’s the film’s refusal to candy-coat a politically turbulent
moment that makes this you-were-there view of the country’s liberation something akin to a gutpunch. —David Fear                                     world cinema

• • • Presented in association with the Romanian Cultural Institute New York
• • • Sponsored by Cinda Home Furnishings

Passion and Power: The Technology of Orgasm	                                                                                   US	2007	74	MINS
Saturday, October 6                       2:00 pm                              PASS06R                           Rafael
Saturday, October 13                      2:15 pm                              PASS13T                           142 Throckmorton
Directors/Producers/Screenwriters/Editors Wendy Slick, Emiko Omori Cinematographer Emiko Omori Print Source Wabi
Sabi Productions LLC
Well worth all the great buzz it’s generated, this intriguing film looks at the evolution of women’s sexual satisfaction
through one simple invention—the vibrator. The informative yet playful documentary expertly takes us through the
vibrator’s secret history, from its use by Victorian doctors to relieve women of “hysteria” to its resurgence during the
sexual revolution of the 1970s and on to its status today, when in some states laws still exist that restrict the number of
vibrators one may own. Interviews feature sexologist Betty Dobson, Ph.D.; pioneering feminist Dell Williams, founder
of the first sex-toy store exclusively for women; and Dr. Rachel Maines, a historian who, accidentally uncovering ads
for vibrators in early 20th century magazines while researching needlepoint patterns, set off on a historical journey
to uncover the truth about women’s pleasure, passion and power. —Nora Isaacs                                                                     valley of the docs
• • • Presented in association with Bay Area Women in Film and Television

The People’s Advocate:
The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry                                                      US	2007	59	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	85	MINS
Saturday, October 6                       4:45 pm                              PEOP06R                           Rafael
Monday, October 8                         9:30 pm                              PEOP08S                           Sequoia
Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Editor Hrag Yedalian Cinematographer Ara Soudjian Print Source Hrag Yedalian
Charles R. Garry was one of the great badass radicals of the ’60s. The San Francisco criminal defense attorney
changed the way American law was practiced when he won freedom for clients like Black Panthers Huey Newton
and Bobby Seale, and the antiwar activists dubbed the Oakland Seven, in the most highly charged political trials of
the day. This is a superb portrait of “the defender of the despised,” whose career came to a shattering end when his
client, the Reverend Jim Jones, enacted a mass suicide at Jonestown. World Premiere —Deanna Quinones
Common Enemies                                                         Directors Nick Guroff, Tonantzin De Aztlan
US 2007 26 MINS In Arabic and English with English subtitles • The true story of a most uncanny alliance forged in the                           valley of the docs
’80s between American Indian, Chicano and Black activists and Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy.
• • • Presented in association with the San Francisco Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the Bay Area Video Coalition
• • • Sponsored by In Ticketing

The Pixar Story	                                                                                                               US	2007	87	MINS
Saturday, October 6                       7:00 pm                              PIXA06R                           Rafael
Sunday, October 7                         6:30 pm                              PIXA07R                           Rafael
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Leslie Iwerks Cinematographer Suki Medenevic Editors Leslie Iwerks, Stephen Meyers
Print Source Leslie Iwerks
It’s the Story Behind the Stories: In the mid 1980s, three men united together to follow a dream; Ed Catmull, John
Lasseter and Steve Jobs pushed beyond the boundaries of what was known in the world of art and science to form
Pixar Animation Studios. In 1995, their Academy Award–winning computer-animated film, Toy Story, launched an
entirely new animation industry, and the seven films that have followed have entertained millions of people worldwide.
Yet over the last 20 years, Pixar’s dramatic rise has often been one of struggle, belief and sheer commitment, as the
group forged their way in an unknown medium. The result has been a serendipitous blend of art, science, business
acumen and extraordinary vision and talent. Through never before seen archival footage, candid interviews and
visually stunning art and animation, Oscar-nominated director Leslie Iwerks takes us inside the fascinating and                                  valley of the docs
unique world of Pixar.

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                           Possession (Badha)		                                                                                      INdIA	2005	94	MINS
                           Saturday, October 6                        4:30 pm                          POSS06R                Rafael
                           Wednesday, October 10                      7:15 pm                          POSS10S                Sequoia
                           Directors/Producers Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar Screenwriter Sumitra Bhave Cinematographer Sanjay Memane Editor
                           Mohit Takalkar Cast Amruta Subhash, Devika Daftardar, Rajesh More, Renuka Daftardar Print Source Vichitra Nirmiti
                           In Marathi with English subtitles • In the visually striking first moments of Possession, an only son disappears from
                           the barren landscape of a shepherding village, opening the door into this montage of interconnected incidents in the
                           life of a small community. This latest work from directors Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar (Long Live Life, MVFF
                           1998) plays like music, exploring variations on a theme, the battle between fear and faith. A grandmother believes
                           a boy must be born to her family, in order to attain salvation; her daughter-in-law endures the fear and anguish of
                           an unconsummated marriage; the wife of a soldier serving on the borderlands lives alone, has no children of her
                           own and is accused of witchcraft. Against the complexity of the emotions that run through the village, Bhave and
world cinema               Sukthankar’s film questions whether the instinct for hope and compassion can break through fear and superstition.
                           World Premiere —Zoë Elton
                           • • • Presented in association with the India Community Center
                           • • • Sponsored by Events Ondine

                           Postcards from Tora Bora	                                                                       US/AFGhANISTAN	2007	85	MINS
                           Saturday, October 13                       1:30 pm                          POST13R                Rafael
                           Sunday, October 14                         2:00 pm                          POST14T                142 Throckmorton
                           Directors Wazhmah Osman, Kelly Dolak Producers Stephen Jablonsky, Wazhmah Osman, Kelly Dolak Screenwriter Wazhmah
                           Osman Cinematographer Kelly Dolak Editor Stephen Jablonsky Print Source Obscured Pictures
                           In English and Farsi with English subtitles • This powerful and innovative documentary combines intimate observation
                           with artistic animation to tell the story of war’s legacy on family and country through the eyes of an Afghan woman
                           returning home after 20 years. Wazmah Osman had a peaceful childhood growing up in Kabul until the Soviet
                           invasion in 1972. Over the following years, she witnessed government coups, violence and death, and her father’s
                           imprisonment and subsequent involvement in the resistance movement—until she left everything behind to escape
                           to a Pakistani refugee camp. Returning to Afghanistan 20 years later to look for evidence of her former life, Osman
                           struggles with the truth of what she finds: ruins, rubble, traumatized people, estrangement. But while this story is one
valley of the docs         of immeasurable loss, pain, fortitude and survival it is also a testimony of reconciliation, as Osman meets her father
                           again and returns to the land she had had to leave behind. —Nora Isaacs
                           • • • Presented in association with the Asia Foundation

                           Presque Isle	                                                                                                US	2007	94	MINS
                           Friday, October 5                          7:15 pm                          PRES05S                Sequoia
                           Thursday, October 11                       9:15 pm                          PRES11R                Rafael
                           Director/Screenwriter Rob Nilsson Producers Jeremiah Birnbaum, James Savoca, Rob Nilsson Cinematographer Mickey
                           Freeman Editor Milena Grozeva Lely Cast Kieron McCartney, Kara McCartney, Robert Viharo, Michael Edo Keane, Elizabeth Skylar,
                           Carrie Paff Print Source Citizen Cinema
                           Rob Nilsson’s powerful and complex tale dives into the heart of a man driven to confront his past in order to heal
                           the pain of the present. Danny (Kieron McCartney, featured in Nilsson’s Pan, MVFF 2006) is a tortured man-child
                           who returns to his family’s abandoned island retreat and finds himself beset by fantasies of deceased ancestors,
                           former lovers and concerned friends. Frazier (Robert Viharo, featured in Nilsson’s Attitude, MVFF 2003) is Danny’s
                           enigmatic father-figure, and the man Danny’s deceased mother Alicia passionately loved but could not let herself
                           have. Both men are prisoners of their pasts; neither can abandon their passionate devotion to Alicia. Produced
                           in collaboration with the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, Presque Isle captures the tone of Ingmar
v(ision)fest               Bergman’s early work in its psychological exploration of characters set in a physical and emotional landscape
                           colored by loneliness, rich memories and a soul-baring search for meaning. World Premiere —Karen Davis

                           The Price of Sugar	                                                                 US	2006	90	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	101	MINS
                           Sunday, October 7                          12:15 pm                         PRIC07S                Sequoia
                           Wednesday, October 10                      7:15 pm                          PRIC10R                Rafael
                           Director Bill Haney Producers Bill Haney, Eric Grunebaum Cinematographers Eric Cochran, Jerry Risius Editor Peter Rhodes
                           Print Source Uncommon Productions
                           In English and Spanish with English subtitles • This story of a modern saint follows Father Christopher Hartley as he
                           unites immigrant cane cutters in the Dominican Republic against the oppressive sugar empire. While the US pays for
                           Dominican sugar products at twice the world market rate, Haitian cane workers are stripped of their identification and
                           rights. Devoting himself to the laborers, Father Christopher has built soup kitchens and broken a centuries-old taboo by
                           bringing doctors into the bateyes (shantytowns). His efforts have been met with death threats and calls for his removal.
                           Director Bill Haney weaves a tight film, smoothly integrating information about national history, bigotry and economics to
                           render fully a tale of the suffering of many for the benefit of the few. Narrated by Paul Newman. —Sara Schieron
valley of the docs         PRECEDED BY
                           Turn Back South                                                         Director Igor Borovac
                           US 2007 11 MINS In Spanish and English with English subtitles • The realities of the US–Mexico border, told from the
                           dual perspective of migrating families and their supporters, and US Border Patrol agents.
                           • • • Presented in association with Marin Interfaith Task Force of the Americas
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Que Viva la Lucha (Wrestling in Tijuana)                       US/MexIcO	2007	54	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	69	MINS
Saturday, October 13                        2:30 pm           QUEV13R                        Rafael
Sunday, October 14                          4:00 pm           QUEV14T                        142 Throckmorton
Director/Producer Gustavo Vazquez Cinematographer Luis Martel Editor Jonathan Parra Print Source Maskarte Productions
In Spanish with English subtitles • Professional wrestlers in Mexico are like mid-level rock stars, especially in the sport’s
capital, Tijuana. They walk the streets and pilot their big cars in their masks, signing autographs and posing for pictures.
But the spectacle in the ring goes beyond anything the WWF sanctions. The bad guys (heroes and villains are a staple
of the sport) taunt the crowd with rude, crude obscenities, while every wrestler gets blasted with blows to the head from
steel chairs and ladders. “Sometimes you don’t gauge the consequences correctly,” one competitor wryly remarks about
the extreme and occasionally bloody leaps and falls that are de rigueur. Gustavo Vazquez’s affectionate, action-packed
documentary exposes the surprising variety of nuances in a seemingly macho culture. World Premiere —Michael Fox
Learning to Fly: A First Year of BASE Jumping Director Lincoln Else                                                             valley of the docs
US 2007 15 MINS A year in the life of avid BASE jumper Chris McNamara as he completes 395 jumps in 365 days—well
on his way to flying like a bird.
• • • Sponsored by Best Beverage Catering

Rails & Ties	                                                                                           US	2007	105	MINS
Saturday, October 13                        8:15 pm           RAIL13S                        Sequoia
Director Alison Eastwood Producers Robert Lorenz, Peer Oppenheimer, Barrett Stuart Screenwriter Micky Levy Cinematographer
Tom Stern Editor Gary D. Roach Cast Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Eugene Byrd Print Source Warner Bros
Unable to face the possibility of losing his wife to illness, Tom Stark buries himself in his job as a train engineer. But
when Tom’s train hits a car on the tracks, a young woman is killed and her son, Davey, is left to cope with the loss
of his mother. The accident puts the Starks and Davey on their own collision course. Instead of leading to tragedy,
however, this crossing could mean new hope for a woman who has only one chance left to fulfill her dreams, for a
man who must learn to open his heart before it is too late and for a boy who has never known the true meaning of
family. The directorial debut of Alison Eastwood, Rails & Ties stars Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden.
• • • Sponsored by Marin Magazine

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Red Robin (Sineh Sorkh)		                                                                              IRAN	2006	81	MINS
Saturday, October 6                         12:00 pm          REDR06R                        Rafael
Friday, October 12                          4:30 pm           REDR12S                        Sequoia
Director/Screenwriter Parviz Sheikhtadi Producer Majid Esmaeili Cinematographer Sirus Abdoli Editor Shahrzade Pouya
Cast M. R. Davoodnejad, Reza Safaipour, Yousef Maradian Print Source Aviny Cultural Artistic Institute
In Farsi with English subtitles • Red Robin takes place against the backdrop of a beautiful hillside area. While
a group of adults watch a bullfight, some local children play games, chasing young Aliyar through the fields with
a scarecrow. But when Aliyar tries to get his own back on his best friend, Gholam Hossein, tragedy occurs, and
Aliyar fears that he has been the cause of Gholam Hossein’s death. A Muslim, Aliyar has noticed that members
of the Christian church nearby believe in resurrection; moreover, the priest has recently acquired a new cross for
his church, hoping this will make it the most beautiful in the area. So Aliyar resolves to search for someone who
has the breath of Christ in order to resurrect his friend. Director-writer Sheikhtadi’s mystical tale about faith and
the interconnectedness of all people is told with a gentle power that recalls Majid Majidi’s Color of Paradise and                  world cinema
Children of Heaven. North American Premiere —Zoë Elton
• • • Presented in association with Iranian.com

Rendition	                                                                           US/SOUTh	AFRIcA	2007	123	MINS
Saturday, October 6                         6:00 pm           REND06S                        Sequoia
Sunday, October 7                           8:45 pm           REND07R                        Rafael
Director Gavin Hood Producers Steve Golin, Marcus Viscidi Screenwriter Kelley Sane Cinematographer Dion Beebe Editor
Megan Gill Cast Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Alan Arkin, Meryl Streep Print Source New Line
What if someone you knew just ... disappeared? In Oscar-winning director Gavin Hood’s (Tsotsi; A Reasonable Man,
MVFF 1999) gripping film, Anwar El-Ibrahim inexplicably vanishes on his return from South Africa to Washington
DC. His wife, Isabella (Reese Witherspoon), is left in the dark about his whereabouts. but with the aid of a friend and
budding politician (Peter Sarsgaard), she learns Anwar is the victim of “extraordinary rendition”—the policy developed
in the ’90s that allows terror suspects to be transferred secretly from one country to another. Anwar, meanwhile, is
held and interrogated in an undisclosed detention facility in northern Africa, where CIA analyst Douglas Freeman
(Jake Gyllenhaal), assigned as an observer, questions the nature of this unorthodox practice and makes a daring
attempt to secure Anwar’s release. Performed by an incredible ensemble cast, Rendition is a powerful, layered                          us cinema
examination of the US government’s methods of interrogation and their devastating effects. —Josh Moore
• • • Sponsored by the Gruber Family Foundation

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                           Reservation Road	                                                                                                               US	2007	102	MINS
                           Wednesday, October 10                      7:00 pm                          SPOT10R                                Rafael                      $25
                           Director Terry George Producers Nick Wechsler, A. Kitman Ho Screenwriters John Burnham Schwartz, Terry George
                           Cinematographer John Lindley Editor Naomi Geraghty Cast Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino, Elle
                           Fanning Print Source Focus Features
                           SPOTLIGHT ON TERRY GEORGE • A car accident is a tragic occurrence, but an accident nonetheless. A hit-
                           and-run is another matter entirely: The accident is just the beginning, the ending shaped by a human response
                           with immeasurable consequences. In this powerful film version of John Burnham Schwartz’s heartrending novel by
                           director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda; Some Mother’s Son, MVFF 1996), two fathers end up on their own collision
                           course after a dark night on a winding Connecticut road. Desperately seeking justice and retribution, Ethan (Joaquin
                           Phoenix) becomes obsessed with near-vigilante efforts to solve a case the police can’t, while divorced dad Dwight
                           (Mark Ruffalo) struggles to do the right thing and still sustain a relationship with his son. The stellar cast (including
                           Jennifer Connelly as Ethan’s wife and Mira Sorvino as Dwight’s ex) delivers phenomenal performances, as grief and
us cinema                  rage clash with guilt and fear, in a dramatic battle of wills and combustible reactions. —Joanne Parsont
                           • • • For Spotlight event information, see page 51.
                           • • • Sponsored by Frantoio Ristorante and Kerner Optical

                           Riding Solo to the Top of the World	                                                                                          INdIA	2006	94	MINS
                           Monday, October 8                          7:00 pm                          RID08S                                 Sequoia
                           Wednesday, October 10                      8:15 pm                          RID10R                                 Rafael
                           Director/Producer/Screenwriter/Cinematographer Gaurav Jani Editor Sankalp Meshram Print Source Dirt Track Prod.
                           Gaurav Jani is a one-man film crew and “star” of this remarkable documentary: a solo motorcycle trek to the highest
                           habitable place on earth, the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, bordering China. From teeming Mumbai, Jani rides his
                           350 cc. Enfield, creaking under the weight of movie equipment, fuel and camping gear, negotiating hairpin turns
                           on an ascent to more than 18,000 feet. There’s nary a false note in this adventure as he rides undaunted from one
                           outpost to another, toughing out altitude sickness and cold so bitter his bike won’t run. The barren landscape is
                           gorgeous and lonesome, but Jani finds astonishing humanity at every turn. In the great middle-of-nowhere he meets
                           the nomadic herding Chang-pas people, chances upon a rare religious festival and films the inside of an isolated
                           monastery never filmed before. It is a surprising mix of scenery, soulful simplicity and flat-out fun. —Peter Stack
world cinema               • • •T h e October 8 screening will be followed by a Children’s Medical Aid Foundation benefit at the Outdoor Art Club, featuring fine food and beverages
                           and live music by Sukhawat Ali Khan and Musicians. Separate ticket required. $30 PARTY08
                           • • • Presented in association with the Indian Community Center
                           • • • Sponsored by American Airlines

                           The Rind (La Cáscara)		                                                                                               URUGUAy	2007	105	MINS
                           Friday, October 12                         9:30 pm                          RIND12R                                Rafael
                           Saturday, October 13                       12:30 pm                         RIND13R                                Rafael
                           Director/Screenwriter Carlos Ameglio Producers Diana Frey, Luis Miñarro, Mariana Secco Cinematographer Juan Carlos
                           Lenardi Cast Juan Manuel Alari, Martin Voss Print Source Film Department—Salado Media
                           In Spanish with English subtitles • Ad-agency creative director Juan’s sudden death just before he is to create
                           a new flu-meds campaign presents a career—if not an existential—crisis for his assistant, Pedro, when he inherits
                           his boss’s job. A slacker who has never experienced an original thought, Pedro investigates Juan’s life, trying to
                           recover his ideas. But the answer to Pedro’s dilemma may lie with Juanito, the odd, spaceship-obsessed little boy
                           he befriends. Deadpan humor drives this quirky black comedy that might be described as character driven, except
                           that the self-absorbed, monstrously passive-aggressive Pedro does not have much in the way of actual character
                           as he goes to ridiculous lengths to avoid doing any actual work. In spite of that, he is a likeable lout. This deadbeat
world cinema               antihero prowling the streets of Montevideo could have stepped out of a Jim Jarmusch film, so evocative is The
                           Rind’s deliberate pacing and off-kilter vibe. —Pam Grady

                           The Savages	                                                                                                                    US	2007	113	MINS
                           Thursday, October 4                        6:45 pm                          SAVA04S                                Sequoia                     $25
                           Thursday, October 4                        7:00 pm                          SAV204S                                Sequoia                     $25
                           Director/Screenwriter Tamara Jenkins Producers Ted Hope, Anne Carey Cinematographer Mott Hupfel Editor Brian A. Kates
                           Cast Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco Print Source Fox Searchlight
                           OPENING NIGHT • Two exceptional actors navigate the bumpy terrain of shifting familial responsibility. Weighed
                           down by family dysfunction and sibling rivalry, adult siblings Wendy Savage (Laura Linney, MVFF Spotlight 2004)
                           and her brother, John (Philip Seymour Hoffman), become reluctant caretakers for a man neither has spoken to
                           for years, when their estranged father is suddenly in need of long-term care. Options are limited, so John, a forty-
                           something unmarried professor with a paunch and a passion for Bertolt Brecht, checks their parent into a nursing
                           home. Wendy, a neurotic aspiring playwright who’s also single but sleeping with her older married neighbor, is
                           guilt-ridden over institutionalizing Dad—even if they are taking better care of him than he ever did of them. From The
us cinema                  Slums of Beverly Hills to the nursing homes of Buffalo, director Tamara Jenkins’ films dwell in the hot spots of family
                           dramedy, where irony lives side by side with misery. —Joanne Parsont
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The Secrets	                                                                                               ISRAeL/FRANce	2006	120	MINS
Thursday, October 11                       8:45 pm                           SECR11S                          Sequoia
Saturday, October 13                       9:30 pm                           SECR13R                          Rafael
Director Avi Nesher Producers Avi Nesher, David Silber Screenwriter Hadar Galron Cinematographer Michel Abramowicz
Editor Isaac Sehayek Cast Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler Print Source United King Films
In Hebrew and French with English subtitles • Set in Safed in Northern Israel where the mystical texts of the
Kaballah were first interpreted and studied, three women meet on the road to redemption. Naomi knows her sacred
texts better than her own heart. Michelle’s passion needs purpose. Ailing Anouk brings them together. Each seeks
reconciliation with G-d and her own female essence. Daughter of an esteemed rabbi, Naomi tricks her father,
postponing an arranged marriage to attend a seminary for women. Her father does not know that she harbors the
desire to be a rabbi herself. She and Michelle deliver food for the soul to Anouk. Raiding forbidden Kaballah texts,
they create the rituals to release her from her painful past. As Naomi and Michelle’s bond intensifies, old secrets are
revealed and new ones must be kept. They risk all to fulfill their commitment to their sick friend and to each other. To                       world cinema
err is human; to forgive, divine. US Premiere —Carol Harada
• • • Presented in association with the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest

Soldiers of Conscience	                                                                                                  US	2007	86	MINS
Friday, October 5                          8:30 pm                           SOLD05T                          142 Throckmorton
Sunday, October 7                          11:00 am                          SOLD07R                          Rafael
Directors/Producers Gary Weimberg, Catherine Ryan Cinematographer Kevin O’Brien Editors Gary Weimberg, Josh Peterson
Print Source Luna Productions
ACTIVE CINEMA MOVEMENT • How does a patriotic West Point graduate become a conscientious objector?
How does a person trained to kill deal with the moral consequences of taking a human life? These fascinating
questions are the core of this philosophical documentary. Using the Iraq war as a backdrop, filmmakers Catherine
Ryan and Gary Weimberg (Three Women and a Chateau, MVFF 2006) delve deep into the hearts of soldiers who
joined up for love of country, were asked to kill for that love and were unable to pull the trigger. Intimate interviews
with several soldiers reveal the different paths that brought them to the battlefield and then to the difficult and drastic
decision to become a conscientious objector, opposed to all war, in the midst of combat. Narrated by Peter Coyote,
Soldiers of Conscience transcends general politics to uncover weightier thinking about free will, morality and life                        valley of the docs
during wartime. —Brendan Peterson
• • • Presented in association with the Episcopal Diocese of California and the Marin Interfaith Council

Stages (Tussenstand)		                                                                                       NeTheRLANdS	2007	80	MINS
Friday, October 5                          8:30 pm                           STAG05R                          Rafael
Sunday, October 7                          1:30 pm                           STAG07S                          Sequoia
Director Mijke de Jong Producers Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit Screenwriters Jolein Laarman, Mijke de Jong Cinematographer
Ton Peters Editor Dorith Vinken Cast Elsie de Brauw, Marcel Musters, Stijn Koomen Print Source Lemming Film
In Dutch with English subtitles • Roos and Martin are intellectual, middle-aged and divorced. Despite their
estrangement, they find plenty of time to rehash the details, and consequences, of their relationship over dinner and
drinks, in Mijke de Jong’s chatty, intimate family drama. While the two cry, taunt, reminisce and even exchange blows,
their teenage son Isaac becomes increasingly isolated, avoiding contact with his family and the outside world, in
favor of sneaking into nearby homes while the neighbors are away. A unique mix of formalism and verité, the film
intersperses a series of conversations with spare tableaus featuring the morose Isaac. Using extreme close-ups and
positioning actors partially out of frame, director de Jong masters the anxious fatalism that plagues his characters,
and—as Roos and Martin try to find a way to move on with their lives that doesn’t require them to leave their family                           world cinema
behind—makes Stages an exceptional chamber piece. US Premiere —Aaron Lazenby

Starting Out in the Evening	                                                                                            US	2006	105	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        9:00 pm                           STAR06S                          Sequoia
Thursday, October 11                       7:00 pm                           STAR11S                          Sequoia
Director Andrew Wagner Producers Nancy Israel, Fred Parnes, Gary Winick, Jake Abraham Screenwriters Andrew Wagner, Fred
Parnes Cinematographer Harlan Bosmajian Editor Gena Bleier Cast Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, Adrian Lester,
Karl Bury, Anitha Gandhi Print Source Roadside Attractions
Anchored by the award-winning performance of Frank Langella and filled with fascinating insights into the life of a
writer, Starting Out in the Evening is a sweet, sad, spellbinding exploration of cross-generational longing and desire.
Leonard Schiller (Langella) is a lonely, aging, prominent New York City author who has seen better days. Heather
Wolfe (Lauren Ambrose) is an energetic graduate student who plans to save Leonard from obscurity by reviewing
his out-of-print work in her master’s thesis. Over time, this intellectual odd couple form an unexpected bond, as they
debate everything from artistic inspiration to the fine line between fact and fiction. Meanwhile, Leonard’s daughter,
Ariel (Lili Taylor), struggles with her own aging and intimacy issues. Director Andrew Wagner focuses on intimate
moments, thoughtful conversations and on Langella’s sublime, subtle acting to craft a delicate, deep tale about the                               us cinema
volatile nature of writing, love and family. —Brendan Peterson
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                           Strong Love / Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy	                                                                           TOTAL	PROGRAM	96	MINS
                           Sunday, October 7                          11:00 am                        STRO07S                               Sequoia
                           Sunday, October 14                         11:45 am                        STRO14R                               Rafael
                           ACTIVE CINEMA MOVEMENT • Not long ago, being born with an acute developmental disability such as Down
                           Syndrome was a one-way ticket to life in an institution. But as disabled rights have gained ground, this marginalized
                           population shows that disabled does not have to mean disenfranchised. The dynamic duos in this poignant pair of
                           documentaries have certainly not let disability prevent them from fulfilling lives. In Alice Elliott’s Body & Soul: Diana
                           & Kathy (USA 40 mins), a 61-year-old woman with severe cerebral palsy and a woman with Down Syndrome have
                           been together for 38 years. Their remarkable example of independent living is outdone only by their unrelenting
                           activism—they jeopardize their Medicare benefits in order to travel the country and lobby for disabled rights. In her
                           equally inspiring Strong Love (USA 56 mins World Premiere), director Bonnie Burt introduces Holly and Jon, a local
                           couple with Down Syndrome and many personal achievements, who met as kids and now prepare for their wedding,
valley of the docs         their lives graced by family support and their own unconditional love. —Joanne Parsont
                           • • • Presented in association with Lifehouse
                           • • • Sponsored by the Pacific Sun

                           Svein and His Rat (Svein og Rotta)		                                                                                    NORwAy	2006	72	MINS
                           Saturday, October 6                        10:00 am                        SVEI06R                               Rafael
                           Tuesday, October 9                         4:00 pm                         SVEI09R                               Rafael
                           Director Magnus Martens Producer Dag Alveberg Screenwriters Siv Rajendram, Kristin Ulseth Cinematographer Marius
                           Johansen Hansen Editor Kirsti Marie Hougen Cast Thomas Saraby Vatle, Luis Engebrigtsen Bye, Celine Louise Dyran Smith,
                           Benjamin Gulli, Miriam Sogn, Aslag Guttormsgaard Print Source Norwegian Film Institute
                           In Norwegian with English subtitles • Svein doesn’t understand why everyone hates rats. He loves them, particularly
                           his pet, Halvorsen. Except for chewing through wiring and rubber tubing, Halvorsen’s a very cool pet. He has a
                           great life with Svein’s family, and gets to play with Svein’s friend Dan’s pet rat, James Bond. Svein decides he has
                           to prove that rats are cooler than other pets. His new friend Melissa thinks Halvorsen’s great and encourages Svein
                           to enter him in the annual pet competition. But Svein’s desire to make his point pushes him to take Halvorsen to
                           school and the hospital, where rat-haters abound and chaos ensues. When Svein’s parents tell him that if he doesn’t
                           keep Halvorsen out of mischief, it’s back to the pet store, Svein takes drastic action. Though run-ins with bullies,
children’s filmfest        romantic bumps, and appliance disasters create obstacles, the love between a boy and his rat stays true. Ages 8+
                           —Roberta McNair

                           Things We Lost in the Fire	                                                                                             US/UK	2007	117	MINS
                           Friday, October 12                         7:00 pm                         THIN12R                               Rafael
                           Sunday, October 14                         2:15 pm                         THIN14R                               Rafael
                           Director Susanne Bier Producers Sam Mendes, Sam Mercer Screenwriter Allan Loeb Cinematographer Tom Stern Editors
                           Pernille Bech Christensen, Bruce Cannon Cast Halle Berry, Benicio Del Toro, David Duchovny, Alison Lohman Print Source
                           Academy Award winners Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro star in director Susanne Bier’s (Oscar-nominated After
                           the Wedding, MVFF 2006) compelling drama. When Audrey Burke (Berry) loses her husband (David Duchovny)
                           in an act of random violence, she forges an unlikely relationship with Jerry Sunborne (Del Toro), a down-and-out
                           addict who has been her husband’s close friend since childhood. Desperate to fill the painful void caused by her
                           husband’s death, Audrey invites Jerry to move into the room above their garage in the hope that he can help her and
                           her children cope with their sudden loss. Fighting a daily battle to stay off drugs, Jerry finds a core of inner resilience
                           in his unexpected role as surrogate parent and friend to Audrey’s children. Though their fragile bond is constantly
world cinema               tested as they navigate grief and denial, working together they find the strength to move on. US Premiere
                           • • • Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories

                           The Three Musketeers (De Tre Musketerer)		                                                                           deNMARK	2006	75	MINS
                           Thursday, October 11                       4:00 pm                         THRE11S                               Sequoia
                           Sunday, October 14                         10:00 am                        THRE14R                               Rafael
                           Director Janis Cimermanis Producers Peter Garde, Mikael Olsen Screenwriter Maris Putnins Cinematographer Evalds Lecis
                           Editors Janis Cimermanis, Evalds Lecis, Rasmus Madsen Print Source Danish Film Institute
                           CHILDREN’S FILMFEST CLOSING • In English • Ladies, gentlemen, children of all ages, prepare yourself for the
                           finest puppet animation on earth. This Latvian-Danish-British retelling of Dumas’ classic swashbuckler is so original
                           and the dialogue so rich that the characters seem to transform themselves from mere cloth into flesh without your
                           even noticing, and their faces are as expressive as any method actor’s. The feckless D’Artagnan, the evil Cardinal
                           Richelieu and the brave musketeers Aramis, Porthos and Athos are all in their places—in love, opposition and
                           friendship. And they’re accompanied by a comic host of characters, including D’Artagnan’s sway-backed but faithful
                           horse. With luxurious traditional stop-motion animation by some of Europe’s old masters, this marvelous labor of
children’s filmfest        love is incredibly refreshing to watch, particularly at a time when everyone’s rushing to duplicate today’s fast-paced
                           computer animation. Ages 5+ —John Morrison
                           • • •The October 14 screening will be followed by a Children’s FilmFest Closing event at the Marin Youth Center (the MYC). See page 30.
                           • • • Sponsored by Bellam Self-Storage & Boxes

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Tooned to Murder: Daring Duels and Dastardly Deeds	                                                                 	TOTAL	PROGRAM	72	MINS
Friday, October 5                          9:30 pm                            TOON05R                             Rafael
Saturday, October 6                        10:00 pm                           TOON06R                             Rafael
Distorted reality, introspection, political satire and murder are the themes of this year’s MVFF animation program in
2D, 3D and stop motion. Providing a whimsical introduction, Troy Morgan’s The Instrumentalist (US 2 mins) plays
organ to the seasons, while various animators join forces in Michelle Meeker’s When I Grow Up (US 7 mins). Reality
takes a turn for the sinister in Peter Ricq’s Glitch (Canada 11 mins) and John Jota Leaños’ politically charged Los
ABCs ¡Qué vivan los Muertos! (US 5 mins). Jahmad Rollins’ Slum Noir (US 5 mins) gives chase through a concrete
jungle while Magnus Fredriksson’s The Blue Shoe (Sweden, 5 mins) seeks reprieve from a mundane existence.
Dana Dorian’s Fetch (Scotland, 2 mins) and Anton Dawson’s Anatomy 101 (US 8 mins) give new visual meaning
to the sardonic beating before a visit to Bill Plympton’s mysterious Shuteye Hotel (US 7 mins). Find hope in Jeff
Riley’s innovative Operation: Fish (US 11 mins) before wrapping up the program with the best of comical combat
in Francisco Ruiz and Sean McNally’s A Gentlemen’s Duel (US 8 mins). —Amanda Todd                                                                             mvff shorts

The Trips Festival	                                                                                                              US	2007	60	MINS
Wednesday, October 10                      9:30 pm                            TRIP10T                             142 Throckmorton
Director/Producer Eric Christensen Cinematographers Chuck Hastings, Eric Christensen, Russ Johnson, Chris Felver Editor
Schooner Stephenson Print Source Eric Christensen
Eighteen months before the Summer of Love, a handful of San Francisco performance artists, filmmakers, musicians,
entrepreneurs and futurists planted the seeds of countercultural happenings. The result: the Trips Festival, a mind-
blowing three-day multimedia rock show featuring guerilla theater, light shows and music by the Grateful Dead.
For many celebrants, the event—replete with LSD-spiked ice cream—proved a transformative experience that would
radiate throughout the culture. Filmmaker Eric Christensen shows how the Trips Festival became the blueprint for
Burning Man, raves and much more. The festival inspired its presenter, Bill Graham, to book his first rock show at
the Fillmore Auditorium; its producer, Stewart Brand, would go on to create the seminal Whole Earth Catalog and
pioneering online community the Well. Narrator Peter Coyote likens this hip happening to “the proverbial lightning
bolt that hit the primordial soup . . . just the right spark to create a new life form.” Get on the bus. . . . World Premiere
—Greg Cahill                                                                                                                                           valley of the docs

• • • Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with special guests from the film.
• • • Sponsored by Kim & Rob Schacter

Tuya’s Marriage (Tuyade Hunshi)		                                                                                           chINA	2006	92	MINS
Saturday, October 6                        6:30 pm                            TUYA06S                             Sequoia
Monday, October 8                          7:30 pm                            TUYA08R                             Rafael
Director/Editor Wang Quan’an Producer Yan Jugang Screenwriter Lu Wei Cinematographer Lutz Reitemeier Cast Yu Nan,
Bater, Sen’ge, Zhaya Print Source Xi’an Motion-Picture Co. Ltd.
In Mandarin with English subtitles • The physical hardship and relationship quandaries of Mongolian peasant life
are depicted without romanticism, but with gentle humor, in Wang Quan’an’s remarkable third film. Tuya (Yu Nan)
walks 30 kilometers a day just to gather the day’s water from the well. Since her infirm husband, Bater, cannot work,
she also does the farming while he looks after their two children. After Tuya suffers a serious back injury, relatives
recommend she divorce and find someone who’ll take care of her. Once word spreads, a plethora of suitors arrive
from long distances to propose, including her neighbor Sen’ge, who has matrimonial problems of his own. Our no-
nonsense heroine, however, has other ideas, stemming from her reluctance to part from her loving husband. Winner
of the Golden Bear for best film at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Tuya’s Marriage is the story of one remarkable                                        world cinema
woman’s attempt to have her cake and eat it too. —Rod Armstrong
• • • Presented in association with Center for Asian American Media
• • • Sponsored by Gaylord India Restaurant

The Ugly Duckling and Me (Den grimme ælling og mig)		                                                                 deNMARK	2006	89	MINS
Friday, October 5                          4:30 pm                            UGLY05S                             Sequoia
Saturday, October 6                        11:00 am                           UGLY06S                             Sequoia
Directors Michael Hegner, Karsten Kiilerich Producer Irene Sparre Hjorthøj Screenwriters Stefan Fjeldmark, Michael Hegner,
Karsten Kiilerich, Mark Hodkinson Editors Thorbjorn Christoffersen, Virgil Kastrup Print Source Danish Film Institute
CHILDREN’S FILMFEST OPENING • In English • A very irreverent retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy
tale, this beautifully made animated film creates a new character. Escaping from some big over-muscled rats he’s
offended, crafty Ratso decides to hide out in a nice barnyard among ducks and chickens until the coast is clear.
He pretends to be a show-biz promoter to impress them and win their protection. When an errant egg hatches
and becomes the strangest duck ever seen, Ratso names him Ugly. Nobody wants him, but something about this
awkward and innocent bird brings out the tenderness in Ratso. Forced out of the barnyard, Ugly and Ratso travel
on together, Ugly hilariously growing from chick to adult until he becomes . . . well, let’s just say he isn’t a duck. This
classically crazy animation harks back to the golden years of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, including ultra-snappy                                        children’s filmfest
smart dialogue. Ages 6+ —John Morrison
• • •The October 6 screening will be followed by a Children’s FilmFest Opening Party at the Outdoor Art Club. Separate ticket required. See page 30.

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                           Uranya	                                                                                             GReece	2006	95	MINS
                           Saturday, October 6                        11:45 am                            URAN06R          Rafael
                           Saturday, October 13                       2:45 pm                             URAN13S          Sequoia
                           Director/Screenwriter Costas Kapakas Producers Haris Padouvas, Despoina Mouzaki Cinematographer Stefano Kapakas
                           Editor Giorgos Mavropsaridis Print Source Cinegram S.A.
                           In Greek with English subtitles • In this charming coming-of-age story from Greece, a boy, Achilles, longs to
                           escape his village, his bickering parents and the unbearable destiny of being a blacksmith’s son. It’s 1969, and the
                           town, you see, doesn’t have a television. The problem distresses everyone, but particularly Achilles, who dreams
                           of being an astronaut and wants to watch the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The genre’s amusing tropes provide good
                           slapstick comedy—gossiping wives, bumbling authority figures and the eternal adolescent quest to lose one’s
                           virginity—while the film evokes its historical moment so distinctly, and Achilles exudes such a poignant lightness of
                           being, that we are transported with him above the fray. Getting a television means cutting through a Gordian knot
world cinema               of challenges political, familial, financial, and Achilles’ only tool is his determination. But, desire can work miracles,
                           the film proposes, perhaps none more astonishing than putting a man on the moon itself. North American Premiere
                           —Jeff Campbell
                           • • • Sponsored by Raymond Vineyards

                           Used	                                                                                                     US	2007	84	MINS
                           Saturday, October 13                       7:15 pm                             USED13R          Rafael
                           Director/Producer/Screenwriter Rob Nilsson Cinematographer Chikara Motomura Editor Rob Lee Cast Robert Viharo,
                           Paige Olson, Edwin Johnson, Johnny Tidwell, Kieron McCartney, Rob Nilsson Print Source Citizen Cinema
                           Rob Nilsson (Opening, Pan, MVFF 2006) returns with the second chapter in the 9@Night series. 9@Night resident
                           antihero, Malafide, departs his part-time lover Tracey’s restful digs for the streets. After a mental breakdown, he
                           develops a strong bond with a homeless man as they embark on a journey to bring a “mystical man,” named People,
                           “to his spiritual place.” Tracey enlists the help of her underworld, coke-addicted nephew to help pay off a debt
                           to “Uncle Kenny.” Nilsson explores his signature themes with gritty, dynamic characters, portraying the socially
                           marginalized as honorable, dignified, even spiritually gifted, and illuminating indefinable connections between human
                           beings. Used distinguishes itself among the 9@Night films with its stark landscape photography, in which the
                           desolate beauty of the Nevada desert mirrors the characters’ own. The series draws to a close at MVFF with the
                           final installment, Go Together (see page 92). World Premiere
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                           Warchild (Stille Sehnsucht- warchild)		                                                  GeRMANy/SLOveNIA	2006	103	MINS
                           Saturday, October 6                        3:00 pm                             WARC06S          Sequoia
                           Sunday, October 7                          9:15 pm                             WARC07R          Rafael
                           Director Christian Wagner Producers Christian Wagner, Dunja Klemenc Screenwriters Edin Hadzimahivic, Stefan Daehnert
                           Cinematographer Thomas Mauch Editor Jens Klüber Cast Labina Mitevska, Katrin Sass, Senad Basic, Otto Kukla, Crescentia
                           Dünesser, Miranda Leonhardt Print Source Christian Wagner Film
                           FOCUS: GERMANY • In German, Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian with English subtitles • The frantic ache of
                           a displaced loved one carried off to safety elsewhere during wartime haunts the striking heroine of the second
                           installment in Christian Wagner’s Balkan Blues Trilogy. Labina Mitevska (Before the Rain) stars as Senada, a young
                           mother whose only daughter Aida was removed from Bosnia-Herzegovina during the worst years of the war and
                           presumably adopted into a Western European family. Searching for her after the war, Senada follows her intuition;
                           eventually she enters illegally into Germany, where she discovers through a UNICEF worker (played by Katrin Sass,
                           so memorable as the frazzled mother in Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin!) the harsh truth of postwar adoption:
world cinema               Aida is alive and well and living happily with a German family. Dark secrets then emerge, leaving no one unscathed
                           in this expertly crafted, superbly performed drama. —Andy Bailey
                           • • • Presented in association with the Goethe Institute San Francisco
                           • • • Sponsored by Blithedale Terrace

                           The Way I Spent the End of the World (Cum mi-am petrecut sfarsitul lumii)		                       ROMANIA	2006	110	MINS
                           Tuesday, October 9                         4:30 pm                             WAY09S           Sequoia
                           Sunday, October 14                         11:30 am                            WAY14R           Rafael
                           Director Catalin Mitulescu Producers Catalin Mitulescu, Daniel Mitulescu and David Thion Screenwriters Catalin Mitulescu,
                           Andreea Valean Cinematographer Marius Panduru Editor Cristina Ionescu Cast Dorteea Petre, Timotei Duma, Cristian Vararu,
                           Ionut Becheru Print Source Film Movement
                           FOCUS: ROMANIA • In Romanian with English subtitles • Most recent exports from Romania’s extraordinary new
                           wave have focused on the aftermath of former president Nicolae Ceausescu’s reign of terror, but Catalin Mitulescu’s
                           drama unflinchingly looks at life under the stranglehold of communist rule. The country’s “Christmas revolution”
                           is still several months away, and the teenage Eva (Doroteea Petre, winner of the 2006 Un Certain Regard best
                           actress award at Cannes) is struggling under the yoke of frustrated parents and suffocating under her high school’s
                           stifling rules. After her boyfriend accidentally breaks a bust of their Beloved Leader and lets her take the rap, Eva is
                           transferred to an even stricter reformatory school. And what’s with their rebellious new neighbor and his mysterious
world cinema               scheme? Filled with tenderness and tart with humor, this coming-of-age story filters a nation’s turbulent history
                           through an adolescent’s awakening. —David Fear
                           • • • Presented in association with the Romanian Cultural Institute New York

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Welcome to Nollywood	                                                                     US	2007	57	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	72	MINS
Sunday, October 7                           3:30 pm                            WELC07R                             Rafael
Tuesday, October 9                          7:30 pm                            WELC09A                             SF Art Institute
Director Jamie Meltzer Producers Henry S. Rosenthal, Cayce Lindner Cinematographer Bruce Dickson Editor Daniel Friedman
Print Source Jamie Meltzer
Roger Corman meets the digital age in Nigeria, where a hyperactive young film industry churns out an astonishing 2,400
movies a year. Entrepreneurial producer-directors shoot fast and cheap, targeting the ravenous direct-to-DVD market.
Some of these young moguls are artists at heart, dreaming of making “serious” films as they labor away under extremely
trying conditions. With a perfect blend of respect and deadpan humor, director Jamie Meltzer documents the ambitions
and struggles of several Nollywood filmmakers on the rise, including Izu Ojukwu, who is embarking on a daunting, large-
scale film about the Liberian civil war, based on actual events (Laviva, MVFF 2007; see page 97). Interviews with actors,
journalists and industry professionals round out this excellent introduction to the Nigerian film explosion. —Michael Fox
PRECEDED BY                                                                                                                                  valley of the docs
Salim Baba                                                                  Director Tim Sternberg
India/US 2007 15 MINS In Bengali with English subtitles • A handcranked-cinema-cart projectionist artfully edits his own
medley of Bollywood’s best song and dance spectacles for his young viewers.
• • • Presented in association with the San Francisco Black Film Festival and the Museum of the African Diaspora
When Darkness Falls (När Mörkret Faller)		                                                                            SwedeN	2006	134	MINS
Wednesday, October 10                       9:30 pm                            WHEN10S                             Sequoia
Director/Screenwriter Anders Nilsson Producer Joakim Hansson Cinematographer Per Arne Svenson Editor Darek Hodor
Cast Oldoz Javidi, Lia Boysen, Reuben Sallmander, Per Graffman, Bibi Anderson, Peter Engman Print Source Swedish Film
In Swedish with English subtitles • With shifting storylines reminiscent of Crash, this intense, understated Swedish
thriller unfolds in a compromised society in which danger lurks in even the most seemingly benign situations. Two
young sisters discover their immigrant family’s deadly notion of honor when their parents suspect one of them has
shamed them by consorting with boys; after years of abuse, an award-winning television journalist has her husband
arrested, only to see her colleagues take his side; a restaurateur receives death threats after agreeing to testify
against the gunman that shot his bouncer. Tension and dread increase as each of these characters, regardless of
personal cost, manages to find the will to stand up against the twin threats of injustice and social censure—and a ray
of light begins to peek out of the bleak Stockholm winter. North American Premiere —Pam Grady
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• • • Presented in association with the Consulate General of Sweden of San Francisco
• • • Sponsored by Frank Howard Allen Realtors

Wild Boys of the Road	                                                                    US	1933	68	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	75	MINS
Monday, October 8                           4:30 pm                            WILD08R                             Rafael
Director William Wellman Producer Robert Presnell, Sr. Screenwriter Earl Baldwin Cinematographer Arthur L. Todd Editor
Thomas Pratt Cast Frankie Darro, Dorothy Coonan, Edwin Phillips Print Source Warner Bros. Classics
In 1933, the year Oscar winner William Wellman’s hard-hitting movie about kids who leave home to ride the rails
was released, the Great Depression was at its lowest point and Franklin D. Roosevelt had just begun to implement
his sweeping governmental reforms. Frankie Darro, who played the lead, and his “leading lady,” Dorothy Coonan,
were both 16. Their two characters meet while hopping trains, and they eventually hook up with a large community
of kids living rough because their parents can’t support them. As they wander from state to state in search of work,
a glimmer of hope finally appears when New Deal reforms offer jobs to young people. Never released on video and
seldom shown in Warner Brother retrospectives, Wild Boys, with its gritty realism and natural acting, nonetheless
wins audiences every time it’s shown. Ages 10+ —John Morrison
PRECEDED BY                                                                                                                                  children’s filmfest
Betty Boop for President                                                    Director Dave Fleischer
US 1932 7 MINS Betty runs for president in the same year as FDR, in this parody of politics that is very relevant to
Depression-era concerns.

Women of Tibet: A Quiet Revolution	                                                       US	2007	57	MINS	-	TOTAL	PROGRAM	95	MINS
Wednesday, October 10                       7:00 pm                            WOME10T                             142 Throckmorton
Saturday, October 13                        3:30 pm                            WOME13R                             Rafael
Director/Producer Rosemary Rawcliffe Cinematographer Peter McCandless Editor Miriam Telles Print Source Frame of Mind
Films, Inc.
ACTIVE CINEMA MOVEMENT • In English and Tibetan with English subtitles • In 1959, Tibetan women in Lhasa
took to the streets to oppose the violent occupation of their country by Chinese forces, and remained there until
heavy shelling forced their surrender. Some were jailed; some risked escape across the Himalayas. The exiled
elders of what became known as the Tibetan Women’s Uprising are at the heart of this second film in director
Rosemary Rawcliffe’s trilogy about women of Tibet. Interviews with three generations of women—including Ama
Adhe Tapontsang, Dolma Tsering Teykhang and Tseten Choeden—as well as with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, reveal
incredible stories of long incarceration, of perilous treks and of women in exile who continue to embody their country’s
cultural legacy as they build schools, clinics and communities, and work as doctors, engineers and politicians. The                          valley of the docs
rare footage and thoughtful beauty of the film, combined with these deeply moving stories, make this a perfect
companion piece to last year’s Gyalyum Chemo—The Great Mother (MVFF 2006). World Premiere —Zoë Elton
• • • A panel discussion with special guests will follow both screenings.
• • • Presented in association with Bay Area Friends of Tibet
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                               Words and Music by Jerry Herman	                                                                         US	2007	85	MINS
                               Sunday, October 7                         1:00 pm             WORD07R                        Rafael
                               Monday, October 8                         7:15 pm             WORD08S                        Sequoia
                               Director/Producer/Screenwriter Amber Edwards Cinematographers Mike Budd, Paul Horvath, Dean Krueger Editors Amber
                               Edwards, Tim Hufnel Print Source NJN Public Television
                               “When they passed out talent,” Broadway star Carol Channing says of composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, “Jerry
                               stood in line twice.” Herman rose to acclaim during the 1960s, penning the words and music to some of the greatest
                               musicals to hit Broadway, including Hello, Dolly! and Mame and the cult fave Mack & Mabel. This charming look at a
                               true American master takes you backstage through insightful on-camera interviews and brings out rare photographs
                               and archival footage of the original Broadway cast performances—the film clip alone of a 1964 White House command
                               performance of Hello, Dolly! is worth the price of admission. It’s a moving portrait of an uncompromising artist who
                               weathered ups and downs before his triumphant 1983 comeback with La Cage Aux Folles. Critics have dismissed
valley of the docs             Herman as a lightweight; you won’t make that mistake after seeing this film. —Greg Cahill
                               • • • Presented in association with Broadway by the Bay
                               • • • Sponsored by Sherman Clay

                               Yella	                                                                                          GeRMANy	2007	89	MINS
                               Thursday, October 11                      8:30 pm             YELL11R                        Rafael
                               Saturday, October 13                      12:45 pm            YELL13S                        Sequoia
                               Director/Screenwriter Christian Petzold Producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber Cinematographer Hans
                               Fromm Editor Bettina Boehler Cast Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schoenemann, Burghardt Klaussner, Barbara Auer,
                               Christian Redl Print Source Cinema Guild
                               FOCUS: GERMANY • In German with English subtitles • In this superb metaphysical thriller crafted by acclaimed
                               writer-director Christian Petzold (Wolfsburg), a woman named Yella decides to leave behind a failed marriage and
                               broken dreams in her small eastern German town for a new life on the other side of the Elbe. In Hanover, she meets
                               Philipp, a young executive at an equity firm, who hires her as his assistant. Although she has no knowledge of the
                               world of venture capital, Yella discovers she has a knack with ruthless businessmen, and sees a potential future with
                               Philipp. As she begins to worry that her new life could be too good to be true, strange voices and sounds suddenly
                               start to plague her—truths from her past coming back to haunt her. Nina Hoss (Something to Remind Me) won the
world cinema                   Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for best actress for her performance in the title role.

Late Addition!
                               My Brother Is an Only Child (Mio fratello e figlio unico)                                 ITALy/FRANce	2007	100	MINS
                               Saturday, October 13                      9:45 pm             MYBR13S                        Sequoia
                               Director Daniele Luchetti Producers Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz Screenwriters Sandro Petraglia, Stefano
                               Rulli, Daniele Luchetti Cinematographer Claudio Collepiccolo Editor Mirco Garrone Cast Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio,
                               Diane Fleri, Alba Rohrwacher Print Source THINKFilm
                               During the 1960s and ’70s in the small central Italian town of Latina, a city created by Mussolini’s Fascist government,
                               Accio (Elio Germano) is his working-class parents’ despair, irritable and a troublemaker, impulsive and explosive,
                               fighting every battle like a war. His brother, Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio), is handsome, charismatic, loved by all,
                               but just as dangerous. The brothers also have opposing political beliefs and are in love with the same woman (Diane
                               Fleri). Through their endless confrontation, the two live through a period of their lives made up of escaping, returning,
                               fighting and great passions. Already a hit in Italy and featured at the Cannes Film Festival, this coming-of-age tale is
                               also a panoramic snapshot of Latina through time, as fifteen years of Italian history pass through the adventures of
                               two brothers so different, yet alike.
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                               • • • Sponsored by Fireman’s Fund

Screening Committee Members
                               Adrian Belic                           Blake Facente            Nancy Kelly                     Tala Russell
                               Nick Boglea                            Michael Falter           Hossein Khosrowjah              Golareh Safarian
                               Micah Brenner                          Gary Flatow              Vivian Kleiman                  John Sanborn
                               Chris Brown                            Catherine Flaxman        Becky Mertens                   Molli Amara Simon
                               Jeff Brown                             Michael Fox              Christine Metropoulos           Wendy Slick
                               Megan Cassidy                          Rick Goldsmith           Peter Moore                     Dale Sopheia
                               Tiffany Che                            Stacey Goodman           Elizabeth Morse                 Melinda Stone
                               Amy Corbin                             Dianne Griffin           Mike Overbeck                   Stacey Wisnia
                               Molly Debower                          Jennifer Hammett         Joanne Parsont                  Doug Wolens
                               Rama Dunayevich                        Caroline Hanni           BZ Petroff                      Kenji Yamamoto
                               Rico Estrada                           Mitra Karimi             Francesca Prada

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                                     Lust, Caution                                                                                                                       Tribute to Ang Lee            Control
                            rafael 6:30PM LUST04R                                                                       rafael                                           7:00PM TRIB05R                9:15PM CONT05R
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                                                                                                                                    Gilles                         Iron Ladies of            Stages
                            rafael                                                                                      rafael      4:00PM GILL05R                 Liberia                   8:30PM
                                                                                                                                    100 MINS                       6:30PM                    STAG05R
                                                                                                                                                                   IRON05R                   80 MINS
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                                                                                                                                               5@5: Take This                                              Tooned to Murder:
                            rafael                                                                                      rafael                 Longing                                                     Daring Duels and
                                                                                                                                               5:00PM 5AT505R                                              Dastardly Deeds
                                                                                                                                               84 MINS                                                     9:30PM TOON05R
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                                     The Savages                       The Darjeeling                                                          5@5: The Future                Presque Isle                 Days of Darkness
                           sequoia 6:45PM SAVA04S                      Limited                                         sequoia                 5:00PM                         7:15PM                       9:30PM DAYS05S
                                     113 MINS                          9:30PM                                                                  5AT505S                        PRES05S                      109 MINS
                                                                       DARJ04S                                                                 88 MINS                        94 MINS
                                                                       91 MINS

                                       The Savages                                                                                       The Ugly                  Kenny                           The Orphanage
                           sequoia     7:00PM SAV204S
                                                                                                                       sequoia           Duckling and Me           6:30PM                          9:00PM
                                       113 MINS                                                                                          4:30PM                    KENN05S                         ORPH05S
                                                                                                                                         UGLY05S                   99 MINS                         105 MINS
                                                                                                                                         89 MINS

                                                                                                                                                                   Miss Universe             Soldiers of
                           throck                                                                                      throck                                      1929                      Conscience
                                                                                                                                                                   6:30PM                    8:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                   MISS05T                   SOLD05T
                                                                                                                                                                   70 MINS                   86 MINS

                                     10 am      11 am        12 pm        1 pm          2 pm                         3 pm         4 pm       5 pm          6 pm        7 pm          8 pm       9 pm          10 pm      11 pm

                                                               Red Robin                  Passion and Power:                             Possession                      The Pixar Story                     In Search of a
                                                               12:00PM                    The Technology of                              4:30PM                          7:00PM                              Midnight Kiss
                                                               REDR06R                    Orgasm                                         POSS06R                         PIXA06R                             9:45PM INSE06R
                                                               81 MINS                    2:00PM PASS06R                                 94 MINS                         87 MINS                             97 MINS
                                                                                          74 MINS

                                       Svein and the          Uranya                            The Crazy                                   The People’s Advocate:            Jellyfish                Juncture
                            rafael     Rat                    11:45AM                           Quilt                                       The Life & Times of               7:15PM                   9:15PM
                                       10:00AM                URAN06R                           2:15PM                                      Charles R. Garry                  JELL06R                  JUNC06R
                                       SVEI06R                95 MINS                           CRAZ06R                                     4:45PM PEOP06R                    78 MINS                  106 MINS
                                       72 MINS                                                  70 MINS                                     85 MINS
      saturday october 6

                                                     The Future Is Now              7 Islands and a                               The Colors of              Miss Universe             Anita O’Day: The         Tooned to
                            rafael                   11:00AM SEM06R                 Metro                                         Memory                     1929                      Life of a Jazz           Murder
                                                                                    1:30PM 7ISL06R                                3:45PM COL06R              6:00PM                    Singer                   10:00PM
                                                                                    100 MINS                                      102 MINS                   MISS06R                   8:00PM AN IT06R          TOON06R
                                                                                                                                                             70 MINS                   90 MINS                  72 MINS

                                                               Knee Deep                        A Guest of Life                          Crossing the              Tuya’s Marriage              Irina Palm
                           sequoia                             12:00PM                          2:15PM                                   Dust                      6:30PM                       8:45PM IRIN06S
                                                               KNEE06S                          GUES06S                                  4:30PM                    TUYA06S                      103 MINS
                                                               81 MINS                          80 MINS                                  CROS06S                   92 MINS
                                                                                                                                         76 MINS

                                                     The Ugly                The End of                                Warchild                              Rendition                           Starting Out in the
                           sequoia                   Duckling and Me         the Neubacher                                                                                                       Evening
                                                                                                                       3:00PM                                6:00PM REND06S
                                                     11:00AM                 Project                                   WARC06S                               123 MINS                            9:00PM STAR06S
                                                     UGLY06S                 1:00PM END06S                             103 MINS                                                                  105 MINS
                                                     89 MINS                 74 MINS

                                             Little Heroes             Doubletime                                    Bee-ing Me                     Mr. Dial Has                             Cinemasports
                                             10:30AM                   12:30PM                                       2:45PM                         Something to Say                         8:30PM CINE06T
                                             LITT06T                   DOUB06T                                       BEE06T                         5:15PM                                   120 MINS
                                             76 MINS                   82 MINS                                       97 MINS                        MRD06T
                                                                                                                                                    79 MINS

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      Film Calendar
                                    10 am         11 am      12 pm              1 pm       2 pm       3 pm          4 pm                         5 pm        6 pm            7 pm         8 pm         9 pm           10 pm      11 pm

                                                    Soldiers of                   Chicago 10                    August Evening                                          The Pixar Story                Rendition
                                                    Conscience                    1:00PM CHIC07R                3:30PM AUGU07R                                          6:30PM                         8:45PM REND07R
                                                    11:00AM                       103 MINS                      129 MINS                                                PIXA07R                        123 MINS
                                                    SOLD07R                                                                                                             87 MINS
                                                    86 MINS

                                                Luna: Spirit of the               Words and Music               Welcome to                              Laviva                              Butterfly
                           rafael               Whale                             by Jerry Herman               Nollywood                               5:30PM LAV07R                       8:00PM
                                                10:45AM LUNA07R                   1:00PM                        3:30PM                                  105 MINS                            BUTT07R
                                                91 MINS                           WORD07R                       WELC07R                                                                     87 MINS
                                                                                  85 MINS                       72 MINS
       sunday october 7

                                               Bunnies and                Revolutions! @ 24              TBA                                                   365 (nascor nasci natus):                      Warchild
                           rafael              Butterflies                Frames Per Second              3:00PM                                                Parts 1 and 2                                  9:15PM WARC07R
                                               10:30AM                    12:30PM SEM07R                                                                       6:00PM NAS107R                                 103 MINS
                                               BUNN07R                                                                                                         140 MINS
                                               74 MINS

                                      Ice Bar                         The Price of Sugar                 How to Cook Your                               Compound Eye                   Blame It on Fidel
                          sequoia                                                                        Life
                                      10:00AM                         12:15PM PRIC07S                                                                   5:30PM                         7:45PM BLAM07S
                                      ICEB07S                         101 MINS                           3:00PM HOWT07S                                 COM07S                         110 MINS
                                      95 MINS                                                            100 MINS                                       74 MINS

                                                    Strong Love/Body                   Stages                   Four Sheets to                              I’m Not There                                Beaufort
                          sequoia                   & Soul                                                      the Wind
                                                                                       1:30PM                                                               5:45PM IMNO07S                               9:00PM BEAU07S
                                                    11:00AM                            STAG07S                  3:30PM                                      135 MINS                                     120 MINS
                                                    STRO07S                            80 MINS                  FOUR07S
                                                    96 MINS                                                     91 MINS

                                                    Daughters of                       Kiviuq                       Iron Ladies                                                                          Dylan (Interpreted)
                          throck                    Wisdom                                                          of Liberia
                                                                                       1:30PM                                                                                                            9:00PM MUSC07T
                                                    11:00AM                            KIV07T                       3:45PM
                                                    DAUG07T                            72 MINS                      IRON07T
                                                    82 MINS                                                         74 MINS

                                    5 pm         6 pm        7 pm               8 pm      9 pm        10 pm        11 pm                                     5 pm            6 pm         7 pm         8 pm           9 pm       10 pm

                                            Doubletime                   Tuya’s Marriage             Anita O’Day: The Life                                            How to Cook Your                    I’m Not There
                           rafael           5:15PM                       7:30PM                      of a Jazz Singer                              rafael             Life                                8:00PM IMNO09R
                                            DOUB08R                      TUYA08R                     9:45PM ANIT08R                                                   5:30PM HOWT09R                      135 MINS
                                            82 MINS                      92 MINS                     90 MINS                                                          100 MINS
                                    Wild Boys of          Chicago 10                        In Search of a                                                  Svein and          Knee Deep                      Beaufort
                           rafael the Road                6:30PM CHIC08R                    Midnight Kiss                                          rafael His Rat              6:00PM                         8:15PM BEAU09R
                                    4:30PM WILD08R        103 MINS                          9:00PM INSE08R                                                  4:00PM SVEI09R     KNEE09R                        120 MINS
                                    75 MINS                                                 97 MINS                                                         72 MINS            81 MINS

                                      5@5: The Future                 Kiviuq                      The End of the                                                5@5: Waiting for the                A Guest of Life           Crossing the
                           rafael     5:00PM                          7:30PM                      Neubacher Project                                rafael       Miracle                             7:30PM                    Dust
                                                                                                                             tuesday october 9
      monday october 8

                                      5AT508R                         KIV08R                      9:30PM END08R                                                 5:00PM 5AT509R                      GUES09R                   9:30PM
                                      88 MINS                         72 MINS                     74 MINS                                                       88 MINS                             80 MINS                   CROS09R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              76 MINS
                                      5@5: I’m Your Man              Words and Music by           The People’s                                                  5@5: Hey That’s             The Paper Will Be           California Dreamin’
                          sequoia     5:00PM 5AT508S                 Jerry Herman                 Advocate                                        sequoia       No Way to Say               Blue                        (Endless)
                                      82 MINS                        7:15PM WORD08S               9:30PM PEOP08S                                                Goodbye                     7:00PM                      9:00PM CAL09S
                                                                     85 MINS                      85 MINS                                                       5:00PM 5AT509S              PAPE09S                     155 MINS
                                                                                                                                                                79 MINS                     95 MINS
                                    My Enemy’s Enemy              Riding Solo to the Top             Irina Palm                                              The Way I Spent the                 Grace Is Gone                The Colors of
                          sequoia 4:30PM MYEN08S                  of the World                       9:45PM IRIN08S
                                                                                                                                                  sequoia    End of the World                    7:15PM                       Memory
                                    87 MINS                       7:00PM RID08S                      103 MINS                                                4:30PM WAY09S                       GRAC09S                      9:45PM COL09S
                                                                  94 MINS                                                                                    110 MINS                            92 MINS                      102 MINS

                                                                  Dig-It-All!               Laviva                                                                                          Gone Baby Gone
                          throck                                  7:00PM                    9:00PM LAV08T                                          cinema                                   7:00PM GONE09C
                                                                  DIG08T                    105 MINS                                                                                        114 MINS
                                                                  81 MINS

                                                          Caramel                           Cassandra’s Dream
                          cinema                          6:30PM                            9:00PM CASS08C
                                                          CARA08C                           108 MINS
                                                          95 MINS

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                                   5 pm         6 pm       7 pm        8 pm         9 pm                  10 pm            11 pm                                     5 pm         6 pm            7 pm       8 pm           9 pm        10 pm       11 pm

                                                             Spotlight on Terry                                                                                                             Centerpiece:                             Mind the Gap
                         rafael                              George                                                                                         rafael                          Man in the Chair                         9:30PM MIND11R
                                                             7:00PM SPOT10R                                                                                                                 6:30PM MAN11R                            102 MINS
                                                             147 MINS                                                                                                                       109 MINS

                                                  Mr. Dial Has                 Riding Solo to                                                                        Outer and         Blame It on Fidel                  Yella
                         rafael                   Something to Say             the Top of the                                                               rafael Inner Spaces 6:00PM                                    8:30PM
                                                  6:00PM                       World                                                                                 4:00PM            BLAM11R                            YELL11R
                                                  MRD10R                       8:15PM                                                                                OUTE11R           110 MINS                           89 MINS
wednesday october 10

                                                  79 MINS                      RID10R                                                                                78 MINS

                                                                                                                                     thursday october 11
                                     5@5: I’m Your                The Price of Sugar                    Drained                                                        5@5: Hey That’s No                Kobra’s                   Presque Isle
                         rafael      Man                          7:15PM PRIC10R                        9:45PM
                                                                                                                                                            rafael     Way to Say Goodbye                Decision                  9:15PM PRES11R
                                     5:00PM                       101 MINS                              DRA10R                                                         5:00PM 5AT511R                    7:15PM                    94 MINS
                                     5AT510R                                                            105 MINS                                                       79 MINS                           KOBR11R
                                     82 MINS                                                                                                                                                             81 MINS

                                     5@5: There Is a War          Possession                            Kenny                                                          5@5: Take This               Starting Out in the            Elvis and Anabelle
                        sequoia      5:00PM 5AT510S               7:15PM                                9:45PM
                                                                                                                                                           sequoia     Longing                      Evening                        9:30PM ELV11S
                                     84 MINS                      POSS10S                               KENN10S                                                        5:00PM 5AT511S               7:00PM STAR11S                 105 MINS
                                                                  94 MINS                               99 MINS                                                        84 MINS                      105 MINS

                                   Gilles                    Michael Clayton                    When Darkness Falls                                                  The Three         Djanta                               The Secrets
                        sequoia 4:30PM                       7:00PM MICH10S                     9:30PM WHEN10S
                                                                                                                                                           sequoia Musketeers          6:00PM DJAN11S                       8:45PM SECR11S
                                   GILL10S                   120 MINS                           134 MINS                                                             4:00PM            106 MINS                             120 MINS
                                   100 MINS                                                                                                                          THRE11S
                                                                                                                                                                     75 MINS

                                                             Women of Tibet: A                  The Trips Festival
                         throck                              Quiet Revolution                   9:30PM TRIP10T
                                                             7:00PM                             60 MINS
                                                             58 MINS

                                                                                                                                    5 pm                        6 pm           7 pm         8 pm           9 pm           10 pm      11 pm       12 am
                           special venues
                                                                                                                                   My Enemy’s                                     Things We Lost in                         The Orphanage
                                                                                                                                   Enemy                                          the Fire                                  10:00PM
                            marin civic center                                                                                     4:45PM                                         7:00PM THIN12R                            ORPH12R
                            Battleship potemkin                                                                                    MYEN12R                                        117 MINS                                  105 MINS
                            October 7, 7:30PM and October 9, 7:30PM                                                                87 MINS
                            66 MINS
                            See page 24 for more information.                                                                  Outer and                                                                            The Rind
                                                                                                                      rafael   Inner Spaces                                                                         9:30PM
                                                                                                                               4:30PM                                                                               RIND12R
                            san francisco art institute                                                                        OUTE12R                                                                              105 MINS
                            Welcome to Nollywood                                                                               78 MINS
                                                                                                 friday october 12

                            October 9, 7:30PM WELC09A
                            72 MINS                                                                                                             5@5: There Is a War                   Elvis and Anabelle              Frozen Life
                                                                                                                      rafael                    5:00PM 5AT512R                        7:15PM ELV12R                   9:45PM FROZ12R
                                                                                                                                                84 MINS                               105 MINS                        106 MINS
                            george lucas theater
                            at Kerner optical
                            filmmaking’s Next Dimension:                                                                                        5@5: Waiting for the                  Clouds Over Conakry                   Heartbreak Hotel
                            an Insider’s look                                                                        sequoia                    Miracle                               7:15PM CLOU12S                        10:00PM HEAR12S
                            October 13, 2:00PM SEM13G                                                                                           5:00PM 5AT512S                        113 MINS                              110 MINS
                            See page 29 for more information.                                                                                   88 MINS

                            outdoor art club                                                                                   Red Robin                                    Joe Strummer: The                       Control
                                                                                                                     sequoia                                                Future Is Unwritten
                            How to cook your life party                                                                        4:30PM                                                                               9:30PM CONT12S
                            October 7, 5:00PM PARTY07                                                                          REDR12S                                      6:30PM JOES12S                          121 MINS
                            See page 93.                                                                                       81 MINS                                      124 MINS

                            riding solo benefit
                            October 8, 9:00PM PARTY08                                                                                                                                                        Pearl Harbour: Celebrating
                            See page 104.                                                                                                                                                                    Joe Strummer
                                                                                                                                                                                                             9:00PM MUSC12T

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         us cinema                      WorlD cinema           ValleY of the Docs         chilDren’s filmfest          V(ision)fest         5@5 & mVff shorts          triButes/spotliGhts          seminars/music/tBa

                                      10 am       11 am         12 pm           1 pm      2 pm          3 pm         4 pm          5 pm         6 pm        7 pm        8 pm           9 pm        10 pm       11 pm

                                                     The iGeneration                   Postcards from             Women of                              Spotlight on Jennifer                      London to
                                                     Download                          Tora Bora                  Tibet: A Quiet                        Jason Leigh                                Brighton
                                                     11:00AM                           1:30PM                     Revolution                            6:30PM SPOT13R                             9:45PM
                                                     IGEN13R                           POST13R                    3:30PM WOME13R                        133 MINS                                   LOND13R
                                                     86 MINS                           85 MINS                    58 MINS                                                                          90 MINS

                                        Luna: Spirit of           Djanta                            Que Viva la                Autism: The                    Clouds Over Conakry               The Secrets
                             rafael     the Whale                 12:00PM                           Lucha (Wrestling           Musical                        7:00PM CLOU13R                    9:30PM SECR13R
                                        10:00AM                   DJAN13R                           in Tijuana)                4:30PM AUT13R                  113 MINS                          120 MINS
                                        LUNA13R                   106 MINS                          2:30PM QUEV13R             94 MINS
                                        91 MINS                                                     69 MINS
      saturday october 13

                                                                         The Rind                       Compound                      Four Sheets to               Used                       Go Together
                             rafael                                      12:30PM                        Eye                           the Wind                     7:15PM                     9:15PM
                                                                         RIND13R                        2:45PM                        5:00PM                       USED13R                    GOTO13R
                                                                         105 MINS                       COM13R                        FOUR13R                      84 MINS                    94 MINS
                                                                                                        74 MINS                       91 MINS

                                                     Kobra’s                      Butterfly               Mind the Gap                      Heartbreak Hotel               Jellyfish               My Brother Is
                            sequoia                  Decision                     1:00PM                  3:00PM MIND13S                    5:30PM HEAR13S                 8:00PM                  an Only Child
                                                     11:00AM                      BUTT13S                 102 MINS                          110 MINS                       JELL13S                 9:45PM
                                                     KOBR13S                      87 MINS                                                                                  78 MINS                 MYBR13S
                                                     81 MINS                                                                                                                                       100MINS

                                               Ice Bar                      Yella                       Uranya                        Diving Bell and the                       Rails & Ties
                            sequoia                                                                                                   Butterfly
                                               10:30AM                      12:45PM                     2:45PM                                                                  8:15PM RAIL13S
                                               ICEB13S                      YELL13S                     URAN13S                       5:00PM DIV13S                             105 MINS
                                               95 MINS                      89 MINS                     95 MINS                       112 MINS

                                                                  Dig-It-All!                    Passion and Power:            7 Islands and a              Drained                      Juncture
                                                                  12:00PM                        The Technology of             Metro                        6:45PM DRA13T                9:00PM JUNC13T
                                                                  DIG13T                         Orgasm                        4:30PM 7ISL13T               105 MINS                     106 MINS
                                                                  81 MINS                        2:15PM PASS13T                100 MINS
                                                                                                 74 MINS

                                      10 am       11 am         12 pm           1 pm      2 pm          3 pm         4 pm          5 pm         6 pm        7 pm        8 pm           9 pm        10 pm       11 pm

                                        The Three                 14 Women                       Things We Lost in                 TBA                                     TBA
                                        Musketeers                12:00PM                        the Fire                          4:45PM                                  8:00PM
                                        10:00AM                   14WO14R                        2:15PM THIN14R
                                        THRE14R                   79 MINS                        117 MINS
                                        75 MINS

                                                          The Way I Spent the                 The Paper Will Be             California Dreamin’ (Endless)            Joe Strummer: The
                             rafael                       End of the World                    Blue                          4:15PM CAL14R                            Future Is Unwritten
                                                          11:30AM WAY14R                      2:00PM                        155 MINS                                 7:30PM JOES14R
                                                          110 MINS                            PAPE14R                                                                124 MINS
                                                                                              95 MINS
      sunday october 14

                                                               Strong Love/Body                  Bunnies and           365 (nascor nasci natus):                   London to
                             rafael                            & Soul                            Butterflies           Parts 3 and 4                               Brighton
                                                               11:45AM                           2:15PM                4:00PM NAS214R                              7:15PM
                                                               STRO14R                           BUNN14R               140 MINS                                    LOND14R
                                                               96 MINS                           74 MINS                                                           90 MINS

                                                          Frozen Life                         Diving Bell and the                     The Kite Runner                      TBA
                            sequoia                       11:30AM FROZ14S                     Butterfly                               5:00PM KITE14S                       8:00PM
                                                          106 MINS                            2:00PM DIV14S                           122 MINS
                                                                                              112 MINS

                                               Little Heroes              Daughters of              Autism: The                           The Kite Runner                         TBA
                            sequoia                                       Wisdom                    Musical
                                               10:30AM                                                                                    5:15PM KIT214S                          8:30PM
                                               LITT14S                    12:30PM                   2:30PM AUT14S                         122 MINS
                                               76 MINS                    DAUG14S                   94 MINS
                                                                          82 MINS

                                                                                              Postcards from           Que Viva la                Bee-ing Me
                                                                                              Tora Bora                Lucha (Wrestling           6:00PM BEE14T
                                                                                              2:00PM                   in Tijuana)                97 MINS
                                                                                              POST14T                  4:00PM QUEV14T
                                                                                              85 MINS                  69 MINS

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                                                                 Creative Credits
mvFF theatRiCal tRaileR                                          camera	Otto	Nemenz
director	Ted	Jenkins                                             Electric	Equipment	Cinelease,	Inc.
Written	by	Dennis	Scheyer                                        Grip	Equipment	Bullet	Grip,	Inc.
agency	Scheyer/SF                                                Production	supplies	Line	204
agency	Producer	Katie	Porter                                     insurance	Taylor	&	Taylor,	Inc.
Executive	Producers	Allison	Amon,	Lisa	Mehling                   Props	Hand	Prop	Room	Omega/CP2
associate	Producers	John	LaChapelle,	Gina	Zapata                 Trucks	Galpin	Motors	Studio	Rentals
Producer	Adam	Guliner                                            Walkies	Pro-V	Communications
Production	Manager	Jamie	Anderson                                film	stock	Kodak
Editorial	Barbary	Post                                           sound	Mix	Skywalker	Sound
Editor	Kristen	Jenkins                                           Re-recording	Mixer	Jürgen	Scharpf
Executive	Producer	Bob	Spector
assistant	Editors	Jenni	Nelson,	Daniel	Truog                     sound	opticals	NT	Audio
                                                                 film	Processing/Prints	Technicolor
Music	Beacon	Street	Studios                                      Telecine	Technicolor	Creative	Services	Hollywood
composer	Andrew	Feltenstein                                      di	Technicolor	Digital	Intermediates
visual	Effects	Eightvfx
vfx	designer	Baptiste	Andrieux                                   “mvFF tuRning 30” Film and
logo	design	MINE™                                                inteRStitialS
                                                                 design	and	animation	l.inc	Design
CAST                                                             creative	director/designer	Lisa	Berghout
Professor	Daamen	Krall                                           senior	animator	Ken	Krueger
daphne	Jocelin	Donahue                                           Executive	Producer	Anastacia	Maggioncalda
Boring	Girl	Jenn	Diedrich                                        Producer	Rowena	Cape
hangman	Troy	Terashita                                           Mastering	Radium
student	1	Errol	Chapnick	                                        Music	Talking	House	Productions,	San	Francisco
student	2	Angela	DeSilva                                         Project	direction	Cindy	McSherry-Martinez
student	3	Chris	Kerner                                           composer	Paul	Ruxton	
student	4	Susannah	Thorainsson                                   Engineers	Pete	Krawiec,	Willie	Samuels
                                                                 agency	Scheyer/SF
director	of	Photography	Jeff	Venditti                            Producer/creative	director	Dennis	Scheyer
1st	assistant	director	Allison	Amon                              logo	design	MINE™
2nd	assistant	director	Ann	Reilly
1st	assistant	camera	Andy	Sydney
2nd	assistant	camera	Pamela	Howard                               adveRtiSing/pRint mateRialS
Gaffer	Rich	Paisley                                              agency	Scheyer/SF
Best	Boy	Electric	Cameron	Lee	Michael                            creative	direction/copy	Dennis	Scheyer
key	Grip	Mark	Parsons                                            design	MINE™
Best	Boy	Grip	Mitch	Lookabaugh                                   designer	Christopher	Simmons
Grips	Randy	Berrett,	Joe	Passarelli,	Rob	Kraetsch                digital	artist	Chris	Dudley
                                                                 Web	site	design	MINE™
Production	designer	Carlos	Osorio
hair/Makeup	Ismenia	Dane
stylist	Maude	Feil                                               publiCity
script	supervisor	Ana	Birch                                      agency	Hamilton	Ink
vTR		Michael	Moretti                                             Principal	Pam	Hamilton
sound	Mixer		Bob	Israel,	C.A.S.                                  Publicists	Stephanie	Clarke,	Serene	Moussa,		
Production	assistants	Wilson	Gabbard,	Timothy	Riese,		           	 Clara	Franco,	Samantha	Barshop
	 Nate	Minier,	Noboru	Ito,	Sara	Edwards,	Dustin	Cabeal
                                                                 agency	Larsen	Associates
Talent	Payment	American	Residuals	&	Talent,	Inc.                 Principal	Karen	Larsen
casting	Lien	Cowan	Casting,	Alice	Ellis	Casting                  Publicists	Timothy	Buckwalter,	Chris	Wiggum
caterer	Alex’s	Gourmet	Catering
location	Glendale	Community	College:	Lawrence	Serot,		
	 Vice	President;	Guido	Girardi,	Performing	Arts	Production,		
	 Manager;	Marco	Navarro,	Technical	Director

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  Festival staff
                                                                                Corporate	Development
                                                                                Amanda	Todd

                                                                                Membership	and	Volunteers	Manager
                                                                                Lori	Malm

                                                                                Development	Assistant
                                                                                Christine	Wright

                                                                                Administration	Assistant
                                                                                Abigail	Millikan-States

                                                                                Membership	Assistants
                                                                                Suzi	Hynes
                                                                                Suzie	Kidder

                                                                                Marketing	and	Communications	Manager
                                                                                Simone	Nelson

                                                                                Principal	Publicists
                                                                                Pam	Hamilton,	Hamilton	Ink
  Founder	and	Director               Print	Traffic	Assistants                   Karen	Larsen,	Larsen	Associates
  Mark	Fishkin                       Chris	Stolebarger
  Director	of	Programming            Festival	Receptionist                      Samantha	Barshop,	Timothy	Buckwalter,	
  Zoë	Elton                          Noah	Nelson                                Stephanie	Clarke,	Clara	Franco,	Serene	
                                                                                Moussa,	Chris	Wiggum
  pRogRamming                        Volunteer	Coordinator
  Senior	Programmer                  Ryan	Jones                                 Photography	Coordinator		
  Karen	Davis                                                                   Patrik	Argast
                                     Assistant	Volunteer	Coordinator
  Programmers                        Jennie-Sue	Nuccio                          Videographer/youth	Workshop	Coordinator
  Kelly	Clement                                                                 John	MacLeod
  Janis	Plotkin                      Database	Manager
  Osnat	Shurer                       Myles	Downes                               publiCationS/deSign
  Amanda	Todd                                                                   Managing	Editor
                                     SpeCial eventS                             Joanne	Parsont
  Children’s	FilmFest	Programmer/	   Special	Events	Manager
  CFI	Education	Manager              Jessika	Diamond                            Art	Director
  John	Morrison                                                                 Michele	Johnston
                                     Special	Events	Assistant/
  Assistant	Programmer               Outdoor	Art	Club	Manager                   Copy	Editor
  Joshua	Moore                       Andrea	Vecchione                           Carrie	Pickett

  Programming	Administrator          Logistics	Manager                          Proofreaders
  Holly	Roach                        Paul	Hegarty                               Linda	Moore
                                                                                Christine	Rickerby
  Programming	Assistant              Logistics	Assistant
  Rachel	Aloy                        Craig	Walton                               Graphic	Designers
                                                                                Rose	DeHeer
  Seminar	Coordinator/	              adminiStRation/development                 Michele	Johnston
  Programming	Assistant              Executive	Assistant
  Beverly	Thorman                    Maureen	Galliani                           Production/Digital	Prepress
                                                                                Giraffex	Inc.
  opeRationS                         Finance	Manager                            Kenneth	Lockerbie
  Operations	Manager                 Connie	Chang                               Richard	Repas
  Steven	Reder
                                     Director	of	Business	Development           Print	Ads
  Festival	Manager                   Judith	Mayer                               Winifred	MacLeod
  David	Owen
                                     Development	Manager                        Database	Designer
  Print	Traffic	Manager              Atissa	Manshouri                           Sandy	Gow
  Alexandra	Cantin

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gueSt SeRviCeS                                                          Cole	Sutton,	Ilya	Tovbis,	Sean	    Noelle	Kessler,	Cheryl	Mak,	
Guest	Services	Manager           Technical	Advisor/Editor               Warner,	Becky	West,	Chris	Wren,	   Marissa	Phillips,	David	Shane,	
Joni	Cooper                      Marcus	Pun                             Jake	Zeisler                       Blake	Thorman,	Alicia	Williams

Hospitality	Coordinators         Box	Office	Management                  ChRiStopheR b. Smith               Community	Outreach	Interns
Caitlin	Sherman                  In	Ticketing                           RaFael Film CenteR                 Libby	Rader,	Shevaun	Stapp
Jill	Spinelli                                                           Director	of	Programming
                                 Lead	Projectionists                    Richard	Peterson                   Special	Events	Intern
Transportation	Coordinator       Ryan	Hastie,	Nathan	Hoffman,	Ben	                                         Julie	Le
Molli	Amara	Simon                Lopata,	Nayt	Myers,	Doug	Nadeau,	      Manager
                                 Max	Savage,	Jake	Waddell               Dan	Zastrow                        Education	Interns
theateR/teChniCal                                                                                          Brooke	Callen,	Danielle	Graves,	
opeRationS                       Projectionists                         Programming	and	Publicity	         Katie	Norby,	Michael	Wanger
Theater	Operations	Coordinator   Zoe	Cohen,	Ben	Hadden,	David	          Associate
Deanna	Williams                  Krah,	Cindy	Norman                     Maureen	Dixon                      Development	Intern
                                                                                                           Beverly	Sterry
Technical	Director               Theater	Staff                          Program	Consultant
Hal	Rowland                      Patrick	Baxter,	Abbey	Byers,	Carly	    Jan	Klingelhofer                   CFI	Interns
                                 Callaghan,	Sue	Campbell,	James	                                           Gary	Flatow,	Muriel	Hammond,	
Festival	Theater	Managers        Chenney,	Patricia	Cogley,	Griffen	     Assistant	Manager                  Murray	Hammond,	Ron	Jennings,	
Kate	Aragon                      Couillard,	Alberto	Diaz,	Ren	Dodge,	   Tim	Fross                          Gail	Simmonds,	Allen	Snyder,	
Kate	Carroll                     Allana	Ehlers,	Julia	Feldman,	Fay	                                        Richard	Vance
James	Hummel                     Ferency,	Aidan	Gavet,	Nick	            Shift	Manager
                                 Gregg,	Rory	Harlib,	Suzi	Hynes,	       Brandon	Wisecarver
Technical	Advisor                John	Kemmeter,	Christine	King,	
Marty	Brenneis                   Ana	Mazarizgos,	Jamie	Mott,	           Interns
                                 Natalie	Schoch,	Allen	Snyder,	         Programming	Interns

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Sylvie Adair                 Flor A. Emert               Lisa Johnson                 Norwegian Film Institute      Judy Stone
Nicolette Aizenberg          Richard Emert               Juanita Jones                Rudi O’Meara                  Tim Stone
Ioan Allen                   Moy Eng                     Miranda Jones                Bernard and Babro Osher       Matthew Storms
Allison Amon                 Amir Esfandiari             Jin Woo Joo                  Courtney Ott                  Strand Releasing
Ed Arentz                    Tareq Fakhouri              Bruce Katz                   Erin Owens                    Isabelle Sugimoto
Steven Argula                Emily Feingold              Deborah Kaufman              Pacific Film Archive          Swedish Film Institute
Seema Arora                  David Fenkel                Deirdre Kennedy              Paige Poulos                  Jay Sweet
Brian Auger                  Cathy Ferrari               Betsy Kenney                   Communications              Jeanne Sweet
BAFTA                        Connie Field                Suzie Kidder                 Paramount Vantage             Marin Symphony
Garbiz Baghdassarian         Tom Filcich                 Erin King                    Jonathan and Deborah          Reza Takkeshori
Krissy Bailey                Final Draft                 Jan Klingelhofer               Parker                      Anay Tarneka
Bill Banning                 Lindsay Fishkin             Katie Korzun                 Dominic and Paolo Patrove     Melanie Tebb
Richard Barker               Lorrie Fishkin              Henri-Pierre Koubaka         Micha Peled                   Terry Hines & Associates
Daria Bauer                  Nancy Fishman               Don Krim                     Alicia Perre-Dowd             THINKFilm
Bay Area Video Coalition     Gary Flatow                 KT Productions               Jeff Perry                    Andrew Thompson
Peter Belsito                Jim Flavell                 Claudia Landsberger          Peter Peterson                Blake and Bev Thorman
Kim Bender                   Focus Features              Juliet Michele Lanfried      Mark Phillips                 Kyle Thorpe
Sheila Benson                Raissa Fomina               Larsen and Associates        Picturehouse                  Karsten Tietz
Jodi Berman                  Ben Fong-Torres             K.C. Lauck                   Mark Pitta                    Henry Timnick
Mary Bitterman               Julie Fontaine              Graham Leggat                Sue Plotnick                  Evelyn Topper
Linda Blackaby               Fox Searchlight Pictures    Allison Levenson             Katie Porter                  Ilya Tovbis
David Bonbright              Neil Friedman               Sydney Levine                Sue Priolo                    Margaret Trich
Scott Bondlow                Sid Ganis                   Michael Levinson             Elaine Proctor-Bonbright      C. Sade Turnipseed
Mayor Al Boro                Mark Garwood                Sarah Lewin                  Marcus Pun                    Steve Ujlaki
Janis Bosenko                Felecia Gaston              Lee Lewis                    Deanna Quinones               Marc Urbaitel
Bruno Bossio                 Leslie Gavin                Bill Longen                  Oana Radu                     Sean Uyehara
Larry Brackett               John Goddard                Mickey Luckoff               Christopher Raker             Richard Vance
Bread & Roses                Dan Godfrey                 Lucy                         Relocation Contracting        Carol Vernal
Ann Brebner                  John Godsey                 Tom Luddy                      Services                    Xavier Vilaubi
Marty Brenneis               Sandy Gow                   Michael Lumpkin              Roadside Attractions          Maria Villani
Peter Broderick              Garrett P. Graham           Jay Lustgarten               Denise Robert                 Jan Wahl
Jill Brooke                  Danielle Graves             Jennifer Coslett MacCready   Henry S. Rosenthal            Warner Bros. Films
Kristen Brown                Alice Gray                  Nancy Mackle                 Hal Rowland                   Abby Wasserman
Tom Bruchs                   Robert Griswold             John MacLeod                 Malti Sahai                   Clare Wasserman
Desiree Buford               Linda and Jon Gruber        Miss Madhi “Bless Her”       Alina Salcudeanu              Rob Wasserman
Patti Burke                  David Guastavino            Anastacia Maggioncalda       San Francisco Art Institute   John C. Weaver III
Meghann Burns                Adam Guliner                Mark Mancuso                 San Francisco Film Society    Joanne Webster
Rita Cahill                  Peggy Haas                  Nikki Marelich               John Sanborn                  The Weinstein Company
California Newsreel          Lynne Hale                  Carol Marshall               Christine Sansom              Steve Weisz
Brooke Callen                Mary Hammond                Dan Martin                   Dennis Scheyer                Trinity West
Campos-Emert Enterprises     Muriel and Murray Hammond   Doug Martin                  Jennifer Schmidt              Jeff White
Sarah Cathers                Amanda Hansen               Jean Mathieson               Jane Schoettle                Skip Whitney
CFI Volunteers and Interns   Pearl Harbour               Charles McGlashan            Shiva Schultz                 Chris Wiggum for Mayor
Micheline Chau               Hilary Hart                 Mary Jane, Paul and Phoebe   Kathy Severson                Rodney Williams
James Chenney                Liz and Tia Hart              McKown                     Ali Reza Shahroki             Kimberly Wilson
Cima Media International     JoAnn Hastings              Peter McLaughlin             David Shane                   Stephanie Witt
Stephanie Clarke             Bob Hawk                    Marcus McWaters              Steve Shane                   Simon Young
Jane Clemmons                Anna Heidinger              Denise Meehan                Trube Shock                   Christine and Roberto Zecca
Coastside Communications     Ron Henderson               Ann Marie Melanephy          Fred Silverman                Zach Zeisler
Gail Cohon Stein             Mary Herr                   Lucy Mercer                  Renee Simi                    Alvaro Zelaya
Anne Collins                 Lynn Hershman-Leeson        Gary Meyer                   Gail Simmonds
Consulate General of India   Bob Hoffman                 Meylan Construction          Christopher Simmons
Alice Corning                Karen Holmes                Dan Miller                   Prabat K. Singh
Cassandra Cosby              Christine Horstmann         Miramax Films                Christopher B. and Jeannie
Peter Coyote                 Dot Howden                  Tom and Susan Monahan          Meg Smith
Dalila Cunha                 Melissa Howden              Anne Montgomery              F. Joseph Smith
Eric d’Arbeloff              Marcus Hu                   Cheryl Moody                 Fiske Smith
Nancy Davis                  Suzi Hynes                  Cornelius Moore              Smith Rafael Film Center
Ninfa Dawson                 Richard Idell               Julie Morgan                   Staff
Paul Dektor                  In Ticketing                Jakub Mosur                  Allen Snyder
Tara Dempsey                 Steve Indig                 Sue Muzzin                   Ben Soldinger
Aurora Dennis                Terri Jaffe                 Kjellaug Myhre               Shelley Spicer
Denver Film Festival         Aliya Jaffe Whitney         Roy Nee                      Stanford Jazz Workshop
Dolby Laboratories           Sheran James                Russell Nelson               Becky Steere
Rama & Bernard Dunayevich    Lange Jane                  New Wave City                Tom Steere
Susan Dutton                 Ted Jenkins                 New Line                     Peter Stein
Shiree Dyson                 Ron Jennings                Jane Ng                      Kyle Stephan

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ASSOCIATE                                           Sheri M. Cohen, Lisa Couns, Joan Cohen,               Lion Goodman, Linda C. Goodman, Jill Gordon,           Lazzari, Julie Le, Bob Leach, Leapfrog
Alex Aal, Theresa Abad, Becky Abel, Mimi            Denise Cohn, Luce Cohuau, Teresa                      David Gordon, James P. Goss, Leslie M. Goss,           Productions, Shofen Lee, Laura M. Lee and
Abers, Arthur and Deborah Ablin, Dr. Holly          Concepcion, F. Conrad, Meli Cook, Ritchie F.          Adam Gothelf, Laurel Gothelf, Taro Goto, Jacqui        Aaron H. Simon, Jacqui Lehman, Claudine
Abrams, Thomas Adams, Noma Adelman, Heidi           Cook, Dominic Cooney, Steven Cooper, Jeff             Gottlieb, Neal Grace, Deborah Grant, Kathleen          LeMoal, Lynn Lent, Michael Leonard, Dr. Denise
Adler, Charles Agler, Gary and Maureen Aguilar,     Coplin and Holly Coplin, Roger Corman, Lynda          Grant, John and Frances Gray, Emily Green,             M. Lucy and Ms. Francoise Lepage, Esther
Merry Alberigi, Kathleen Alexander, Suzanne         Cornejo, Sara Cornwell and Tim Cornwell,              L.D. Greenberg, Gisela Greene, Joanne                  Lerner and Dani Carrico, Nina Lescher, Allison
Alfandari, Dolores E. Ali, John Aliano, Allen       Teresa Corrigan, Sherry Costanza, Carolyn Sue         Greene, Espe Greenwood, Beth Greer, Sarah              Levenson, Joann Levin, Paula Levine, Jane
Ellery, Kim Allen, Marlena Allison, Bunny Alsup,    Couls, Robert Couly, Brigitte Coutu and Kevin         Greiner, Michel Griffin, Dianne Griffen, Normand       Levinsohn, Joanie Levinsohn, Sue and Marv
Bob Alto, Prince Altom, Karen Anderson,             Klatt, Jack K. Covington, Frances Cowan,              Grolleau, Jane E. Groner, Michele Groshong,            Levinson, Bob Levitt, Lawrence Levy, Kevin Lew,
Robert E. Anderson, Loretta Anderson, Trent W.      Ginger and Greg Cowan, James and Christine            Vicki Gross, Bonnie and Sy Grossman, Holly             Maryline Lewett, Becky Lewis, Pam and Paul
Anderson, Marliyn Anderson, Shelley A.              Cowdery, Carter Cox, Betty Cox, Laura Cox,            Groves, Connie Guerry, Maureen Guidetti,               Lewis, Jay Lewis0Kraitsik, Henry Leyser, Darcy
Anderson, Carol Anderson, Thomas Anderson,          Janice Coyne, Anne Coyne, Janet Craddock,             Sabrina Guthrie, Roberta Gwin, Karen Hacker,           Lichter, Linda Lieberman, Beth Lillard, Suzanne
David Andes, Julie M. Angel, Shahla Ansari-         Marney Craig, Mary Anne Crawford, Karen               Lois Hadfield, David L. Haet, David Hakim,             Lindenbaum and Al Lindenbaum, Jerri Linn, Dr.
Jaberi, John Antonelli, Jenny Appleton,             Crockett, Nina Croner, Robert and Jacqueline          Linda Haley, Margaret Hallett, Arlene Halligan,        Martin Lipton and Ms. Jacquelyn Jones-Lipton,
Mercedes Apraiz de Barrenechea, Laura Arago,        Crowder, Rita Cummings, Virginia Cunningham,          Maribeth Halloran, Akasha Halsey, Pam                  Pamela Livingston, Minhoi Loanic and Frank
Gregory Aranaga, Linda Arellano and Rene            Ed Cushman, Katia da Marchi, Jacqueline Dagg,         Hamilton, Nancy E. Hamlett, Jennifer Hammett,          Wiggers, Eda Lochte, Juli Logemann, Shirley
Mendez-Penate, Tom Areton and Lilka Areton,         Cindy S. Daly, Graziella Danieli, Linda G. Darby,     Louise Hammond, Sandra Hammond, Doug and               Long, Zeva Longley, Michael Lotter, Catherine
Christopher Armstrong, Steve Arnold, Jean           Georgette Darcy, Jennifer Carrick, Janki Darity,      Liz Hancock, Sandy Handsher, Mark Hansen,              Loudis, Carrie Lozano, Debbie Lucchese,
Arnold, Margaret Arnold, Seema Arora, Sandra        Paul and Ursula Davidson, Nancy Davis,                Nancy Hanson, John P. Hardgrave, Christian             Thomas Luehrsen and Linda Baron, Jamie
Ash, Susan Ashley, William B. Ashley, Beth M.       Catherine Davis, Nancy S. Davis, Dr. Stephen          Harnish and Jocelyn Olivier, Steve Harnsberger,        Lunder, Barbara Luttig-Haber, Trini Lye, Cathy
Ashley, Joyce Asmussen, Carrie Assaf, Mary          and Mrs. Grania Davis, Karen Davis, Jean Marie        Robert P. Haro, Alan Harris, Tom Harrison and          Lynch, Jonathan Lyons and Wendy Shaw Lyons,
Axelrod, Manual Ayan, Alex Babakitis, Laura         Day, Donald Day, Suzanne D’Coney, Charles De          Barbara Harrison, Liz Hart, Ayris Hatton,              Lynn MacDermott, Aureya Magdalen, Deborah
Bachman, Jasmine Bachtiger, Helen Bacon,            Ferrari, Pamela De Ferrari, Patricia De Luca,         Elizabeth Haxton, Anthony Hay, Ethan Hay, Gigi         Magee, Theresa Mahoney, Jill Maier, John Major,
Garbiz Baghdassarian, Krissy Bailey, Lynn           Pamela De Martini, Ana De Shore, Molly                Haycock, Eva Hayden, Eva Haydon, James                 Cheryl Mak, Jerry Mander, Gillian Manning,
Bailey, Diane Balmer-Martin, Ed Baquerizo,          Debower, Gerald DeCamp, Diane Decicio,                Haygood, David Hayman, Dennis Heinzig,                 Barney Marinelli, Dorito Marringa, Joe Marrino,
Philip and Valerie Baradat, Nancy J. Barash,        Suzanne Degen, Lori Deibel, Ingrid Deiwiks,           Jennifer Hendrick, Jeff Hennier, Marie Henry,          Roger Marsden, Carol Marsh, Helena Marsh,
Wendy A. Barbier, Jeremy D. Barcan, Carole          Edmond Delmon, Frank De Luna, David                   Stacy Hering Astar, Susan Hersey and Robert            Tiffany Martin, Mrs. Charles Martin, Delfino
Barlin, Mary L. Barone, Maritra Barrenechea,        Demarest, Faith Demeduc, Helene Denebeim,             Hersey, Sheila Hershon, Jeff Hickman, Edna             Martinez, Susan Martling, MAS Productions,
Trinina Barreto, Alice Bartholomew, Cynthia         Susan Denny, Levon der Bedrossian, Renée              Hickok, Dena H Higgins, Faye and Louis Hinze,          Lisa Maslow, Maryann C. Mason, Margaret
Hunter, Mai L. Bartling, Jim Barton, Melinda        Des Tombe, William and Sarah Devlin, Victoria         Clark Hirabara, Georgyn Hittelman, Karin               Mason, Kristin C. Masri, Joshua Masse, Ellen
Bascone, Paul Basker, Deborah Bates, Anne           DeWitt, Ms. Rhonda Diaz and Mr. Jeffrey               Hobbel, Lucelle Hoefnagels and David Harp,             Massie, Deborah Masters, Susan Masters,
Baxter, Diane Bazler, Suzanne Bean, Lyda            Caldeney, Peggy Dickinson, Ms. Maryann                John and Lynne Hoffman, Dr. Arlene F. Hoffman,         Cathryn Matthews, Richard Matthews, Ken
Beardsley, Cathy Beaulieu, Georgetta Beck,          Diluzio and Mr. Ron Foote, Harold and Ursula          Michael Holland, Patricia Holland, Michael and         Matusow, Lisa Maxon, Gary Maxworthy, Valerie
John Becker, Kathy Beckerley, Patricia              Dinter, Bill and Barbara Dittmann, Emily Doan,        Claire Hollander, Carol Hollenberg, Laura              May, Heidi Mayer, Susan Mayne, Peter and
Bedrosian, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beebe, Daniel         Stephanie Dodson, Maggie Donahue, Ann                 Holliday, Annette Holloway, Teri Hollowell,            Sarah McAndrew, Melissa McArdle, William
and Sue Beittel, Kim Bender, C. Benet, David        Donovan, Michael and Andrea Dougan, Angelo            Douglas Holmes, Mary M. Holt, Bruce Honig,             McBride, Michael McCabe, Cindy McCabe,
and Michele Benjamin, Dr. Robin Bentel and Mr.      Douvos, Joe and Kendra Downey, Diane                  Valerie Hood, Bradea Horan, Kare Hornschuch,           Cristi McCabe, Scott McCargar and Leona
Bruce McAboy, William and Beverlee Bentley,         Dresser, William J. Driscoll, Ali N.H. Duerr, Brian   Donna Horowitz, Liz Hotchkin, Dorothy                  Weiss, Charles P. McCarthy, Charmene
Ralph Berets, JoAnn Berman, Bonnie                  Duggan, Carol Duke, Jane Sondeen, Robert              Houston, Kathie and Terry Howard, Laurie               McClarren, Sam McClellan, Ms. Mary Beth
Bernardini, Suzan Berns, Les and Irving             Dunn, John Duvall, Robert Dvorak, Larry Dyer,         Howard, Mary Hubert, Marian Hubler, Wesley             McClure and Mr. Paul Marra, Nancy McCombs
Bernstein, Philip M. Bernstein, Jan Berry-Kadrie,   Rolanda Ebert, Teresa Eckton, Cathy Edgett,           Hudnall, Jolene W. Huey, Audrey Hulburd, Duffy         and Ken Lai, Susan Madeline McCormick, Jane
Elvera Berson, Deborah Bertola, Vincent Betar,      Mari Edlin, Virginia Egan, David Eichel, Judith       and Ron Hurwin, Mr. and Mrs Robert Husak,              and Ian McDonald, Timothy and Susan
Mai Billaud, Christina Birch, Pam Bird, Jane        Einbinder, Evelyn Eisen, Eric Michael Eiserloh,       Pamela Huss, John Hyer, Elizabeth Imholz,              McDonald, Ms. Sue McDowell and Mr. Mike
Birenbaum, Steven Birnbaum, Beverly and Mark        Theresa Elaine, Lou Ellsworth-Yow, Bob Engel,         Robert P. Ingram, Mr. John and Ms. Madeline            Frideger, John McGeough, Irene McGill, Sheila
Birnbaum, Joan Bissell, Catherine Blackwell,        Samuel Ennis, Karina Epperlein, Robert Epstein,       Ingram, Carol Inkellis, Aaron Irons, Mary Ellen        McGrath, Drew and Michelle McIntyre, Elizabeth
Michele L. Blaisdell, Bruce Blakely, Lynn           Helga Epstein, Dr. and Mrs. Philip Erdberg,           Irwin, Leslie Isaacs, Ellen Marie Jackson,             M. McKersie, Mary Jane and Annie McKown,
Blankfort & Steven Martin, La Vonne Blasche, J.     Anna Bella Erikson, Chris Erlin, Dr. Donald L.        Kenneth C. Jacobs, Debbie Jacobsen, Gary               Dave and Patty McLain, Wendy McLaughlin,
David Blatchford, Earl Blauner and Linda Marks,     and Ms. Lois Errante, Deborah Erwin, Richard          Jaffe, Judith James, Rebecca Jamieson, Nancy           Deborah McMahan, Kristine McNeal, Sheri
Susan Block, Edward Bloomberg, Julia                Estrada, Arlene Evans, Evan and Joan Evans,           Jancar, Laura Janke, Gail Jarach, Gerry and            McNear, Martha A. McNear, Carolyn Means,
Bloomfield, Vinesa Blum, Joseph and Nancy           Nicole Evatz, Melanie Facen, Blake Facente,           Martha Jarocki, Joy Jarrell, Sheila Jenkins, Phyllis   Ellie Mednick, Dennie Mehocich, Tony Mejah,
Blum, Daniel G. Bobrow, Janet Bodie, Nick           Barbara Lekisch, Tareq Fakhouri, Ruth B. Falk,        Jeroslow, Richard and Rose Jeweler, Denise             Anna Melillo, Brenda Mendes, Hannah
Bogle, Bonnie Bookspan, Bonnie Borenstein,          Anette Falkner, Cathay Famanin Garry, Stella          Jindrich, Beverlee Johnson, Howard Johnson,            Merriman, Risa Meyer, Marcia Meyers, Golda
Cory Born, Kathleen Bornstein, Carolyn Botts,       Farael, William Farley, Bill and Carol Farrer,        Janice Johnson, Abigal Johnson, Polly Johnston,        Michelson, Ina Miller, Dana Miller, Ronald Miller,
Rebecca Brackman, Patricia Bradley, Bonita          Mary P. Featherstone, Robert Freist, Ms. Vickie       Ryan Jones, Sylvia Jones, Mary Evalyn Jordan,          Abigail Millikan-State, Daniel Milosevich, Will
Bradley, Catherine Brady, Phyllis Bragdon,          Feldstein and Mr. Dennis Orwig, Marsha Felton,        Robert Jordan, T.C. and Patricia Jordan, Diana         Minor, Chris L. Minton, Sholen Mir, Debbie
Bruce R. Bramlett, Burkhard Braun, Christine        Laraine Ferguson, R.E. Fesler, Deborah Feuer,         Jorgensen, Edie Joslin, , D. Ward Kallstrom and        Miskell, Jason Mitchell, Kathy S. Miwer, Curt
Brettinger, Suzanne Brice, Bridget Brink, Emily     Roy Fidler, Francine Findley, Kent W. Fitzgerald      Rosemary Morgan, Laurie Kalter, Gee                    Miyashiro, Susan Montrose, Cheryl Moody,
Brockman, Hannah Brodzinsky, Amy Brokering,         and Lee B. Fitzgerald, Professor Flawless,            Kampmeyer, Eliot Kaplan, Ellis Kaplan, JuliAnne        Loren L. Moore, Josh Moore, Nancy Moore,
Mary Lee Bronzo, Ann Brooks, Charles                Danita Fleck, Virginia Fleming, Judy and John         and Lawrence Kaplan, Ron Kappe, Teni Karakas           Jerry Moore, Tamara Morgan, Pat Morgan, Pat
Brousse, Chris Brown, Devi Brown, Addie             Flether, Cassandra Flipper, Jessica Flynn, Chris      Sarkisian, Kay C. Karchevski, Athena Katsdros,         Morris, Cindy Morton, John Moses, Harriet
Brown, David Brown, Robert Brown, Becky             Folger, Manoochehr Fonooni, Barbara J. Fopp,          Barbara Kautz, Nancy Kavrell, Chris Kay, Ann           Moss, Phyllis Motell, John F. Mounier and Susan
Brudniak, Les Bruens, Barry Brukoff, Jay            Alan Tenney Ford, Alex Forman, Marjorie               Kaye, Linda Kazynski, Robert and Claudia               E. Chrisman, Philip Moyer, McMann Muir, Linda
Brusseau, William Bry, Eva Brzeski, Susie Buck,     Forman, Cheri Forrester, Mike Forter, Howard          Keast, Kathleen Keating, Susan Keel, Mr. and           Munoz, Theresa Munoz, Marion Murphy, Laura
Anna Buoncristiani Irvine, Peggy Burke, William     and Sharyn Foster, Michael Fox, Peter Fox,            Mrs. Clinton Kellner, Kathleen Kelly, Dianne           Murra, Nancy Murray, Bill and Joanne Murray,
Burmester, Judy Burns, Sally Burr, Carolyn Burt,    Scott France, Peter Franck, Michael and Donna         Kelly, Jeremy Kennedy, Lloyd Kenneth, Marie            Eve Murto, Ellen and Damian Muzzio, Greg and
Jan Burval and Leslie Katz, Tara Bushore, Libby     Franzblau, Jean Fraschina, Mark Fredericks, Tom       Kerpan, Susan Kerr, Noelle Kessler, Jim and            Barbara Myers, Nadine N. Narita, Hiro Narita,
Byers, Barbara Bylenga, Jeff Cady, Loreley          and Sally Freed, Joan R. Freidman, Denise             Ona Kettmann, Arjan Khalsa, Dorothy Kidd,              Alison Nash, Ali Navarro, Pagan Neil, Robert
Caetano, Jill Cagan, Patricia Cahill, Robert S.     Freinkel, Adele French, Scott Frerich, Debra          Jaleila King, Manuela A. King, Marcia King, Erin       Neumann, Rochelle Newman, Harlow Newton,
Cahn, Meridith Cahn, Rita Calumet, Ellisa           Friday and David Vaupel, Robert Fried and             King, Phyllis B. Kinimaka, Joan Kirsner, Vivian        Doug Nichol, Vicki Nichols, Kathy and Peter
Cameron, June Caminiti, Anthony Campanile,          Wendy Cheit, Michael and David Friedman,              Kleiman, Pam Klein, Allen Klein, Robert Kleiner,       Niggeman, Claire Nilsen, Rob Nilsson, Dan
Charles A. Campbell, Carol Campbell, Alexis         Thomas Friedman, Wendy Friefeld, Patricia             Richard F. Klier, Joan Kloehn, Alberta Knepper,        Nishimura, Charlotte Nolan, Kathrina Nopuente,
Canillo, Alexandra Cantin, David and                Frush, Bill Fulton, Teddy, Linda Futrell, Kathleen    Bob Knox, Kimberly Koch, Katherine Koelle,             Karen Noreen, Clair Norman, Gary Norris,
Tessamarie Capitolo, Sally Mars Carey, Lauren       Gaines, Anthony and Kimberly Galatolo, Jack           Soraya L. Kohanzadeh, Joseph S. Kohn, Gary             Marion Novasic, Jennie-Sue Nuccio, Sean
Cargill, Joe and Sue Carlomagno, Thomas             Gallivan, Kathleen Gallivan, Barbara J. Galyen,       Konowitz, Deborah Garcia, Janice Koprowski,            O’Brien, Lily O’Brien, Robert O’Donnell, Elyse
Carlson, Helga and Douglas Carlton, Maia            Robert and Linda Garb, Rosalind Gardner, Tina         Tuomas Kostianen, Larry and Sue Kramer,                O’Donnell, Seamus O’Donnell, Rem
Cybelle Carpenter, Marilyn Carreras, Valda H.       Garfinkel, Ronald Marc Garry, Ellen Garwood,          Michael D. Kran, Travis Krepeika, John Kress,          O’Donnelley and Diane Faw, Margaret
Carter, Marietta Castell, Paula Cavagnaro, John     Barbara L. Gately, Jay Gayner, Michael Genhart,       Wendy Krueger, David K. Kudler, Holly Kuhlman,         O’Hanlon, Kaori Okada, Carol Oldham, Mary
Celani, Barbara Cerutti, Brian Chadbourne,          Marlene K. Gershik, Mr. and Mrs. David                Joy Kuhn, Elise Kushner, Terri L. Kwiatek, Kiki La     Olive, Susan Olsen, Jeffrey Olson, Peri L.
Frank Chan, Stewart Chapman, Janet Chapralis,       Weinberg, Maria Giessler, Leslie Gifford, Louise      Porta, Denise Labuda, Laurel Ladevich, Adrian          Olsson, Stephen Olsson, Gregg Olsson, Ms.
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  Carol Paz, Andrea Pearce, Diane Pellegrini,          Sonkin and Dr. Mindy Rosenberg, Jack                 fIlm fAn                                             H. Winkler and Susan Kershner, Chris
  Anne and Gerry Pelletier, Debra Pellinachi and       Sonnabaum and Judith Hunt, Dale Sopheia,             Pam and Di Allen-Thompson, Rosemary Ames,            Wisniewski, April Wolcott, Charles and Lynne
  Bill Jennings, Linda Penzur, Elizabeth Pepin,        Phyllis Sorensen, Lauren Sorkin, Deborah             Cathi Aradi, Armar A. Archbold, Ann Armour,          Worth, Jim Wright and Wright, Andy Zabko,
  Dana Pepp, Penny Pera, Allicia Perre-Dowd, P.J.      Sorondo, Ron Spayde, Pat Speilberg, Walt             John R. Arnold, Dr. Lawrence E. and Mrs.             Anne Zishka
  Perring, Sandy Perry, Ms. Tamra Peters and Mr.       Spevak, Pamela Spitz, B.B. Spolter, Karen            Barbara Babow, Nikhilesh Banerjee, Kathryn
  Bill Carney, Johanna Petersen, Karen Peterson,       Spratt, Van Spriggins, Bernie Lee, Kim St            Barcos, Wyna J. Barron, Virginie Berger, Brian       gOld STAr
  Sherry Petrini, John Petrovsky, Kappy Pfeiffer,      Dennis, Suzanne Stafford, Arlen Stahlberg, Kim       Bettini, Patricia Blau, David Blaza, Pamela Blinn,    Pam Abendroth, Elaine and Paul Accampo, Viki
  Robert and Cheryl Pfeil, James and Adrienne          Stanley, Timothy K. Stanton, John Stayman,           Teresa Blok, Katherine Bloodworth, Karen and         Adam, Claire Adams and Steven Seifert,
  Phalon, Ronald Pharis, Jacquie Phelan, Mark          Leonard Stecklow and Karen Steiner, Bob              Steven R. Bluestone, Jennifer Boesel, Melinda        Carolyn Adducci Charyn and Ron Charyn, Chris
  Phillips, Marissa Phillips, Susan Piallat, Jeff      Stein, Janice Stein, Rose Steinberg, Jane A.         Booth, Stephanie Bower, Ed and Nancy Boyce,          Adessa and George McCluney, Toni Albert,
  Piccinini, Yvonne Pierce, Jeanne Pieters, Dr.        Steinberg, Roger Steiner, Barbara Stendal,           Julie Braly, David and Suzanne Broad, Charles        Karen Albini, Ioan Allen, Juliette Ambatzidis,
  Edith Piness and Mr. George Piness, Janis            Greg Stepanicich, Christopher Stephan and            Bronson, Lynne Carmichael, Breaux Castleman,         Sara J. Anderson, Erik Anderson, Richard I.
  Plotkin, Teresa Poblete, Harry Podany, Michael       Christine Kennedy, Michael Stevenson, Walt           Caroline Chapman, Drs. Linda and James               Anderson, Janice Anderson-Gram, Elizabeth
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  Powers, John and Kittina Powers, Francesca           Jennifer Stroman, Syd Strong, June Strunk,           Bleckman, Amy Condle, Syd Cushman, Justine           Aversa, Anne Baele Kouns and John Kouns,
  Prada, Flora Praszker, Johness Prater, Leela         Stephanie Sassola, Jacqueline Sue, Diane A.          Daniel, Robert Davisson and Patricia Davisson,       Doris Law Bagley, Ms. Georgia Bailey, Stanley
  Pratt, Jenn Preissel, Sean and Eileen Prendiville,   Suffridge, Richard and Judith Sullivan, Jane         Anne-Marie De Rivera, Susie Decigaran, Angela        and Sara Bailis, Diane Baker, Suzanne Baker,
  Fred and Ineke Priest, Martha D. Proctor, Robert     Summers, Michael Sundermeyer, Richard                Definis, Thomas E. Dorsaneo, Patti Eisenger,         Richard and Violet Baker, Theodore H. and Amy
  Provost, Charlotte Prozan, Alan Ptashek,             Swanson and Maradee Davis, Jay Sweet, Ms.            Eric Engstrom, Steven W. Enos, Sharon Enright,       Barnett, Cora Baron, Brannin Beal, Lisa and
  Mahalia Pugatch and Robert Wolfson, Jenica           Wendy Swenson and Mr. Blake Davis, Stephen           Louis Epstein, Nancy Farese, Margaret Farey          Brian Beaudoin, Robert and Ingrid Becker, Jean
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  Evi Rachelson, Alissa and Michael Ralston,           Michael Talbott, Else Tamayo, Barbara                Elizabeth Fernbacher, Justin Flake, Yolanda          Behray, Patricia Hale Belden, Entela Belishova,
  Lewis Rambo, Milagros Ramos, Ingrid Ramsay,          Tannenbaum and Leah Brooks, Lauri Tanner,            Fletcher, Linda Fox, Margot H. Fraser, Christian     Sue Bennett and Donald Campbell, Marshall
  William Ramsey and Cecily Feudo, Patsy Ravea,        Beverly Tanner, Simon Tarlen and Jane                and Tara Frederiksen, Michael Freed, Dan and         and Dorothy Bentley, Ernest and Starr Bergman,
  Patricia Ravitz, Rosemary Rawcliffe, Jennifer        Middleton, Joyce Tayer, Tim Taylor, Jennifer A.      Doris Friedman, Ruth Friedman, Damir Frkovic,        Barbara Berman, Linden and Carl Berry, Loraine
  Rayo, Kirsten E. Rea, Miranda Rees, Donald           Taylor, Robin Taylor, Sally Taylor, Laurie Telder,   Holly Gadsby, Sue Galassi and Paul Galassi,          and Bob Berry, Kathryn Beyers and Rich
  Rehlaender, Frances Reid, Ulla Reilly, Steven        Marcy C. Telles, Mimi Tellis, Rosie Terranovo,       John and Marian Garfolo, Debbie Geller, Elissa       Rusdorf, Jillian Biggs, Adrienne Biggs, Arthur
  Reinstein, Melanie Renn, Richard Reubin,             Judy Thier, Austin Thom, Robert Thomas,              Giambastiani, Amiram Givon, Joan Glassheim           and Joanne Bjork, Franklin and Jan Blackford,
  Margaret Hayden, Joyce V. Rhodes, Robert             Brenda Thompson, Kathleen Thompson, Kristy           and Elizabeth Pearce, Mark Goldberg, Dixie           Nancy Bloom, Jacqueline Bly, Joseph E.
  Riboli, Sheri Rice, Barbara M. Rice, Shelley         Thompson Buckley, Peggy Thordis Larson, John         Goldsby, Robert and Judith Greber, David             Bodovitz, Elizabeth Bolton, Erin and Steven
  Richardson, Kieran M. Ridge, Jed Riffe, Fanny        Threadgould, Susan Timmerman, Carolyn C.             Green, Marilyn and Sandy Greenblat, Clara            Borden, Leilani Borenstein, Mayor Albert and
  Rifkin, Ann Rivo, Holly Roach, Carolyn Robbins,      Timmins, Chris Timossi, Ellen Tobe, Patricia         Greisman, Ralph and Marsha Guggenheim,               Mrs. Patricia Boro, Gray Boyce, Robert
  Annie Roberts, Ged Robertson, Jeffrey and            Tobey, Catherine Tobin, Claudia Tomaso, Janice       Margie and David Guggenhime, Kate and Jeff           Bradshaw, Daniel and Alanna Brady, Cheryl
  Sharon Roe, Ron Rogers, Helen Rogers, Mr.            Tomita and Bonita Clifton, Nancy Tompkins,           Harding, Kathe N. Hardy, Kimberly and Mark           Brandon, Mimi Brasch, Bernadette Bray, Mara
  and Mrs. F. Conger Fawcett, BJ Rolph, Jessica        Justin Torkelson, Amelia Torres, Susan Torres,       Harmon, Inese Heinzel, Nancy Hilty, Nancy H.         Brazer, Ann Brebner, Kurt Brellenthin, Anji
  Romm, Peter Roodhuyzen and Karla Brown,              Ilya Tovis, Elizabeth Tracy, Linda Trenholm,         Hilty, Eileen H. Hinkson, Jill and Lonner Holden,    Brenner, George Brewster, Lisa Brinkmann, Jill
  Lisa Rose, Barbara E. Rose, Jena Rose,               Dimitri Tretiakoff, Lilia Trohin, Laura Tudisco,     Stephen H. Sworth, Claire Horn, Peter Howard,        Brooke, Lisa G. Brow, Jane Brown and Steve
  Lauraine Rose, Ms. Ruth Rosen and Mr. David          Sherry Tull, Sean Tully, Victoria Tuorto, Nikki      Joe Iguchi, Krista M. Inchausti, Chuck and Gail      Voss, Arlen Brownstein, Julie Bruly, Nanci Buck,
  Galin, Dr. Melvin Rosen, Joel Rosenbeg, Larry        Tureen, Marco Ugolini, Elizabeth L. Ullrich, Trudi   Isen, Jeff and Henrietta L. Ivarson, Cynthia         Janet and Don Buder, Judy Burgio and Dale
  and Diane Rosenberger, Abram Rosenblatt,             Unger, Tom and Amy Valens, Bob Valentino,            Jackson, Abby Johnson, Jennifer Johnston, Berit      Biron, Machelle L. Burkstrand, Marilyn S. Burns,
  Stan Rosenfeld and Patti Breitman, Michael and       Francois Valli, Robert F. Van Dyke, Madelon Van      Jordan, Roshan Kaderali, Virginia Keeley, Ashok      Robert and Elza Burton, Kathy Simon, Robert
  Ayuna Rosenthal, Susan Rothschild, James             Lier, Lauren Vanett, Joan and Otto Vanoni, Teri      Khanna, Paul Kingsley, Karen Koster, Thomas          Butler, Cia Byrnes, William and Jeanne Cahill,
  Rothschilde, Dr. Marshall and Mrs. Francoise         Varbel, Lourdes Vargas, Mary Rita Vasquez,           Koundakjian, Stanley Krippner, Jack Kronfield,       Daniel and Karlene Caldwell, Carney and Kay
  Rothstein, Carmen Rozestraten, David                 Andrea Vecchione, Tom Verkozen, Ken Vermes,          Irene Lam-Dengler, Anne Latta, Robert Lea and        Campion, Anne and John Caple, Joan and
  Rubinstein, Bob Rucker, Catherine Rufer, Chuck       Laurie Vermont, Janet E. Visick, Julianna and        Melinda Booth, Diane H. Leclercq, Alexandra          Robert Capurro, Cathleen Carter, Donna
  Runkel, Tala Russell, Jonathan and Beth              Lawrence Vitas, Lori Viti, Daina Vitols, Anne        Lederer, Howard and Eileen Lee, Neil Lehrman,        Casella, Robert Cassani, Dr. Padma Catell and
  Rutchik, Shirley Ryland Butt, Georgia Sagues,        Vollen, James Von Blum, Dan Vuletich, Bonita         Barbara Lelich, Permsiri Lewin, Merrill Mack,        Ms. Shelli Scher, Nancy Chandler, Sam
  Linda Saldana, Michael Salit, Susan E. Salk,         Wahl, Sandy Waks, Kenneth H. Waldeck,                Robert Macke and Karen Gallagher, Kathleen           Chapman, James Chenney, Jane Cheshire-Allen,
  Lori Saltzman, Terrie Samundra-Girdner, San          Susan Waldman, Marilyn I. Walker, Julie Walker,      Maich, Peter and Melanie Maier, Stephanie            Kirk Citron, William Clark, Marilyn Cleland,
  Rafael Chiropractic, Reva Saper, Leslie              Pat Wall, John Wallace, Margaret Wallace,            Mandel, Laura Marks, Gloria Martinez, Janis Mc       Barbara and Frank Clifford, Leslee Coady, Ann
  Saperstein, Tom Sargent and Barbara Sargent,         Linda Walsh, Wendy Walsh, Karen Walter,              Nair, Yvonne Mcallister, Claire McBride, Kirk        and Mac Coffey, Richard and Carolyn Cogan,
  Frank Sarmir, Elizabeth Savage-Sullivan, Lisa        Judith Walthers von Alten, Sherry R.                 McCabe, Frances McCain, Julie McDade-                Nina R. Cohen, Robert and Marilyn Cohen, Don
  Scarsella, Hans Schaefer, Erica Schafer, Ms.         Wangenheim, Michael and Diana Wanger,                Whyte, Paulette McDevitt, Marie McEnnis, Lynn        Cohon, Michael Colacchio, Cayla and Jerry
  Lisa Schallenberger and Mr. Paul Larson,             Esther Wanning, Pauline Ward, Eva Waskell,           McLeod, Marcia and Dick McLoan, Gail M.              Coleman, lita Collins, Giselle T. Confehr, Ted
  Sharilyn A. Scharf, Lawrence L. Schear, Barbara      Anabelle Wasserman, John and Ann Wathen,             Meblin, Maleea Meden, Laura Merlo, Mary-Ann          and Melissa Congdon, Patti and Tom Cook,
  Schechner, Mary L. Scheidt, Jean M.                  Dan Watrous, Robert Wazeka, Julia Weaver,            Milford-Lutzker, Marvin and Rose Miller, Mary        Wayne and Geri Cooper, Pali Cooper, Joel and
  Scheppach, Arnie Scher, Daniel L. Scher, Yaffa       Bruce Webster, Yao Wei, Tom Weidlinger,              Miner, Joanie Misrak, Brendan Moylan, Fraser         Justine Coopersmith, Ron Cope, Jacqueline
  Schlesinger, Cynthia Schmae, Eric Schmautz,          Gerhard and Alice Weihl, Mr. and Mrs. David          and Helen Muirhead, Anne Mulvaney, Frank             Cormier, Molly Coye, Sean Creane and Michelle
  Jennifer Schmidt and Bobby Simon, Pam                Weinberg, Olivia Weinstein, Rona Weintraub,          Nelson, Nancy J. Nichols, Rachel H. Norman,          Andre, Judith and Mel Croner, Richard
  Schmitz, Patricia Schneider, Stephen                 Elizabeth Weisheit, Shari Weiss, Jeffrey             Wulfrin and Suzanne Oberlin, Stevan Olian,           Cunningham, Gatian Cunningham, Nancy
  Schneider, Lorraine Schneider, Carol                 Weissman, Curt Wells, Penny Wells, Hank              Carol Olwell, Steve Orgain, Barbara Z. Otto,         Curley, Linda Curtis, Diane Curtis, Catherine
  Schoenfeld, Peter Schubert, Danielle Schubert        Wendt, Magda and Richard Wesslund, Effie             Steven Padover, Joe Panganiban, Larry Paul,          Dahlstrom, Robert and Marcia Dalva, Violaine
  Covella, Thomas Schulte, Shiva Schulz, Ingrid        Westervelt, Barb and Frank Wheeler, Richard          Joyce Pavlovsky, Larry and Lynda Pearson, Jeff       D’Amour, Gail Danchig, Nancy Daniels, Melinda
  Schulz, Lyanne Shuster, Francine Schwartz,           Wheeler, Robert Widinski, William Wiess, Chris       Perry, Jessie Peterson, Domenico Petrone,            Darlington-Bach, Leslie Davidson, Dr. Ninfa
  Sylvia Schwartz, Joan F. Schwartz, Diana             Wiggum, Seth A. Wilder, Sarah Wilder, Barbara        Peter and Dyan Pike, Robert Plath, Betsy             Dawson, Robert Dawson, Vickie J. Day, Gail De
  Schweickart, Tim Scott, Michael and Laura            Wilkes, Robert Wilkins and Amanda Wilkins,           Platnick, Dennis Pope, Bob Pulvino, Billie           Martini, Suzette de Vogelaere, Kathy DeLeon
  Scott, Lisa Scott, Jeanne Scott, Bonnie Scott-       Nancy V. Willard, Carol Williams, Marsha             Purdie, Bonnie Pybus, Shahla Raffle, Douglas         and Nanci Turnbull, Janine DeMartini, Sandra
  Steuble, Donna R. Scriven, Robert Sedor,             Williams, Alicia Williams, Lorraine Williams         Reilly, Mimi Riley, Janet and Lino Rizzi, Walter     DeMond, Anne Desmond, Le Roy and Victoria
  Nancy Segreto, Roberta Seifert, Rand Selig,          Norby, Sally Wilmington, J. Wilson, Patrica          Robb, Anne Robinson, Annie Roney, Mel                Diotte, Janeanne Doar, Julie Dolan, Caroline
  Randy Semorile, Susan Severin, Joyce                 Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Susan Windman,                Ronick, Hal Rowland, Joan Saffa, Susan Saks,         Dombey, Hillary and Joan Don, Gayle Donsky
  Seymour, Nimish and Kala Shah, David Shane,          Kraemer Winslow, Linda Winslow, Jennifer             Judy Schaefer, Jack Schafer, Jon and Inga            and Morton Stein, Emily Douglas, Cheryl
  Scharffenberger Chocolate Maker, John P.             Winter, James Woessner, Doug Wolens, Teresa          Schmidt, Sylvia Schwartz, Terry Seligman, Karen      Douglas/dkla, Ruth Downing, Daniel Drasin,
  Sheehy and Sherry Caplan, Nancy Shehi, Leah          Wolf, Eugene M. Wolf, Carol Wolfe, Rita Wolle,       L. Shay, Diane Sidjakov, Skip Sikora, Gail Silba,    Rebecca Dugan, Rama and Bernard
  Shelleda, Sally-Jean Shepard, Dianne Sheridan,       Kim Wonderley, Kathryn Wong, Donald Wong,            Ellen Silverman, Angelo Siracusa and Diana           Dunayevich, Susan Duncan, Ms. Tedi Dunn and
  Dianne Sherman, Amy H. Sherman, Marianne             Vanessa Woods, Marina Wright, Diana Wrona,           Rixey, Susan A. Haag, Fiske Smith, Cathy             Mr. William Svabek, Fred and Barbara Dupuis,
  Shine, Xiaojuan Shu, Nick Shyrock, Ron Sieg,         Christy Brucoli, David and Paula Yam, Jan            Steele, Rodney Stock, Cynthia Sullivan, Ellen        Marc Duro, Ms. Sheila Dutton and C.H. Fotch,
  Eve Siegel, Barbara Siek, Helen E. Silvani, Molli    Yanehiro, Seth Yanow, Deborah Yarish, Frank          Takayama, Caryn Tantilla-Lentz, Nancy Terry,         Marla Lee and Robert Eaton, Mary Edwards,
  Amara Simon, Jan Simonds, Mike Simpson,              Yee, Ray Yen, Susan York, Robert York, Louise        Ellen and Robert Tollen, Millicent Tracey, Paula     Larry Eilenberg, Richard and Diane Einstein,
  Dror Sinai, Ron Skellenger, Amy Skewes-Cox,          Yost, Karyn Young, Siamak and Shahrzad               L. Tuttle, Stan Vail, Constance Vandament,           Herb and Renee Eisenburch, Dinna and
  Franz Skinner, Jane and Don Slack, Helga             Zadeh, Gene Zaglin and Ben Strazze, Kathleen         Jeannine Voix Paganini, Dan Volbrect, Ms. Mary       Frederick Eisenhart, Carolyn Eitel, Carol
  Slessarev, Scott Slonoff and Carol Gimesky,          Zalecki, Diane Zavattero, Audrey Zavell and          Walsh and Mr. Steve Gorski, Tanis Walters,           Ekelund, Ms. Nancy Ellenbogen and Mr. Joel
  Barbara Smith, F. Joseph Smith, Fred Smith, V.       Michael Bloom, Julie Zeigler, Gilbert A. Zeimer,     James Watson, Jon and Arlene Wedereit,               Lurie, Lisa Ellis, Suzanne Engelberg, Steven
  M. Snyder, Stuart Snyder, Carola Sohns,              Alvaro Zelaya, Kathryn Ziccardi, Barbara Zien,       Marlena Weinstein, Dora Williams, John and           Englander and Fougere Robertson, Robert
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Everest, Joseph A. Faimali and Donita Decker,         Josephine Kreider, Jeff and Tina Kroot, K.H.        Helen Ritchie, Jeanne Rizzo and Pali Cooper,          Cohen, Craig Compiano, Will Csaklos, Jeff and
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Farrell, Richard Favaro, Mr. and Mrs. F. Conger       Christine LaHorgue, Suellen and Mario Lamorte,      Rosenbaum, Joel Rosenberg, Karen                      George DiRuscio, Laurie G. Dubin, Julian
Fawcett, Sonia Feder, Saul and Gloria Feldman,        Renee Lande, Jeffrey Lapic and Geraldine            Rosenbluth, Beth Rosener, Michael Rosenthal           Eggebrecht, Kim Facas, Ms. Mary Farmer and
James L. Feller, Josh and Stefanie Felser, Alan       Caldarola, Ellen Larner, Karen Larsen, Lawrence     and Marleen Roggow, Stewart Ross, Robyn               Mr. Michael Dowling, Diane Fiddyment, Jeffrey
and Carol Feren, George Fernbacher, Teresa A.         Lasky and Melissa Lasky, Michael and Marsha         Ross Watson and William Watson, Morton                and Bonnie Freiberg, Warren George, Leonard
Ferrari, Joanne Ferro, Lynda Fiesel, Virginia L.      Lasky, Amy Laughlin, Larry Lautzker, Judith         Rothman, Richard and Ruth Rozen, Fred and             Gordon, Melissa Green, Frank and Barbro
Fifield, Sherry Fink and Robert Fink, Laurey and      Layne, Kathryn Lazzaretti, Ms. Sharon Leach         Dolores Rudow, Andrea Ruotsi, Leslie Russo,           Greene, Charlotte Gurin, Lynne Hale, Joan and
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Pilcher, Sharon A. Fox, Abbi and Robert Fox,          B. Levine, David and Sheila Levine, Warren and      Schaffer, Mark S. Schatz, Lois Scheinberg, Rudi       Lusen, Frank Malifrano, Natalie Mariano,
Deborah Fox, Ms. Lynne Frame and Mr. Richard          Barbara Levinson, Lynn Lewis, Jason and Lori        and Sonja Schmid, Kurt Schmidt, Elizabeth A.          Christina McArthur, Tim McCarthy, Bill and
Hoskins, Sandra Francour, Bruce and Caroline          Lewis, Andrea and Marvin Lewis, Joan Lillevand,     Schmitt, David Schnapf, Roseann Schneider,            Sharon McKeon, Peter Mclaughlin, Bill Meyer,
Frantzis, Gerald and Gloria Fraser, Jessica           Janet Linde, Valerie Lindsay, Erica Lindstrom-      Jeffrey Schneider and Martha Crawford, Roger          Melinda Moore, Kristi Moya, Sue Muzzin, David
Frederick, Jeffrey Freedman, Richard Fregulia         Dake, Mark Litwin, Ruth Livingston, Cynthia         and Susan Schow, Nathalie Schreier, Donald J.         Nasaw and Carla Roth, Linda Nelson, Jacklyn E.
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Freisinger, Mark Friedlander, Alexandra S.            William Lowe, Catalina Lozano, Jennifer Lucas,      Bruce Scott, Jeff and Helena Sears, Keven A.          Joy Phoenix, Jan Pinkava, Dianne Provenzano,
Friedman, SF Weekly, Lindsey and Theresa              Mr. Michael Luckoff, Thomas Lumsden, Cheryl         Seaver and Lynn Forsey, Karen Serlin, Carol           Bruce and Theresa Raabe, Wini Ragus, Dr.
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Gandy, Liza Garfield, Sanford and Nancie              Currens, Michael and Linda Malone, Gordon           Sheehan, Shannon Sheppard, Carrie Sherriff            Roach, Kevin Rohan, Thomas and Patricia
Garfinkel, Mark Garwood, Peter and Leslie             and Carol Manashil, Ms. Lisa Mannheimer,            and Steve Rosenberg, Diana Shore, Kathleen            Rosbrow, Nancee Rubinstein, Edwin P. Sabrack
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Lawrence Gelb, Fred and Annette Gellert, Rita         Mar-Elia, Jeanette and Alan H. Margolin, Judith     and Marsha Silberstein, Harold and Harriet            Irving Schwartz, Marcus Siu, Carol Solomon,
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Gibbs and Mr. David Levick, Lewis and Helene          Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan, Diane Martin,          Jane Sircus, Harriet Sirota, Matthew Slepin,          Lee Strebl, Ray and Jean Taylor, Blake and Bev
Gibbs, Dennis and Susan Gilardi, Jeff and             Roberta and Matt Masson, Susan Matson-              Judy Smith, Noelle Smith, Lee and Perry Smith,        Thorman, Kathryn Thyret, Evelyn Topper, Laura
Jeane Gilliam, Janet Goldberg, James Goldberg,        Krings, Dianne Maxon, John R. McCabe, Ms.           Caroline Smith, Martin and Emily Smith, Dina          Wais, Diane and Michael Wakelin, Amanda
Barbara Golden, Paul and Constance C.                 Trish McCall and Mr. Gary Friedman, John and        Smith, Antoinette Snyder, Allen Snyder, Vivian        Weitman, Judy Wesch, Eileen West, Anthony
Goldsmith, Sylvia Goodman, Diane Gorczyca,            Cindy McCauley, Alice McCulloh, Carla               and Harry Snyder, Ben Soldinger, Dylis                and Dafne White, Richard and Kathy Wimmer,
Richard and Theresa Gordon, Lenore J.                 McDonald, Judith McKelvey and Robert F.             Sommer, Judith Sommer, Marcia and David               Bruce and Marya Wintroub, Penny Mulligan,
Gordon, Linda Gore, Ned Gorman, Catherine T.          Shaw, Cameron McKinley, C. McKown, Marcia           Sperling, Leonard M. and Rita Sperry, Bonnie          Martin and Margaret Zankel, Roberto and
Goshay, Lori Grace, Mark Graham, Linda                McLean, Stephen and Patricia McMahon, Steve         and Louis Spiesberger, Michele Spitz, Bettina         Christine Zecca, Premier Patron, Yvonne
Graham, Steve Grant and Lindy Bianchi, Alice          and Kay McNamara, Wallace McOuat, Nancy             Sporkenbach, Joanne Spotswood, Steve                  Angelo, Eric Bookbinder, Mr. Stewart and Hon.
gray, George M. Green and Karen Goldberg,             Meden, Paige Medina and Matt Marron, Barbara        Starkey, Dr. Joan Steidinger and Mr. John             Barbara Boxer, Virginia Brenner, Steve and
Zane Gresham and Carole J. Robinson, James            Meislin, Ann Marie Melanephy, Jill Melchione-       Poulson, Alan Steier and Bonnie Sudler, Gail          Sharon Edelman, David and Erin Elliott, Mr.
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415.606.1027                        212.629.6880                      323.828.8490                       510.684.5810                      212.219.4100
vcw47@hotmail.com                   dkrim@kino.com                    (fax) 323.854.7262                 withrom@earthlink.net             Nicolette.Aizenberg@miramax.com
7 Islands and a Metro               Before and After Kissing Maria                                       Control                           Djanta
Majlis                              PROMOFEST                         Carrot!                            The Weinstein Company             Label Video
+91 22 65017723                     +34 619539180                     OÜ Nukufilm                        646.862.3404                      +226 70251306
Majlis@vsnl.com                     promofest@mixmail.com             +372 6414307                       (fax) 917.368.6988                tahirouo@yahoo.fr
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14 Women                            Berkeley                          nukufilm@nukufilm.ee                                                 Doubletime
Vertical Films                      Berkeley High School                                                 The Crazy Quilt                   Cactus Three
323.646.7415                        510.644.6121                      Cassandra’s Dream                  Korty Films Inc.                  212.905.2340
(fax) 202.547.1015                                                    The Weinstein Company              415.663.1932                      johnes@email.unc.edu
nicboxer@mac.com                    Betty Boop for President          646.862.3404                       kortyviz@svn.net
                                    Paramount Repertory               (fax) 917.368.6988                                                   Drained
27,000 Days                         818.380.7818                      marc.balgavy@weinsteinco.com       Cross Your Eyes Keep Them         Ondamax Films
University of Southern California   Kristene_bellante@paramount.com                                      Wide                              305.535.3577
Naveen Singh                                                          Catastrophe in the Hotel del       Stanford University               ariane@ondamaxfilms.com
310.391.5335                        Black and White: Ladies Shoes     Gallo                              650.380.8601
jerimas@hotmail.com                 March Entertainment               Enrique Vargas Celis               ehudson@stanford.edu              DVD
                                    705.670.9831                      +52 5522150128                                                       PROMOFEST
365 (nascor nasci natus)            (fax) 705.670.9640                mcelisdv@yahoo.com                 Crossing the Dust                 +34 619539180
John Sanborn                        jizen@marchentertainment.com                                         Arc En Ciel Films                 promofest@mixmail.com
510.917.0203                                                          Charlie and Lola: But That Is      +33 1 49 17 16 48
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All the Way Home                    705.670.9831                      +44 020 7529 9423                                                    212.243.4700
101 Films                           (fax) 705.670.9640                (fax) +44 020 7434 1798            The Darjeeling Limited            (fax) 212.624.1740
415.722.1006                        jizen@marchentertainment.com                                         Fox Searchlight                   fhu@goldcrestfilms.com
101films@gmail.com                                                    Cheating the Dream                 310.369.2016
                                    Blame It on Fidel                 Tamalpais High School              Russell.Nelson@fox.com            The End of the Neubacher Project
Anatomy 101                         Koch Lorber Films                 415.388.3292                                                         Marcus J. Carney
Visual Concepts Entertainment       212.741.0562                      (fax) 415.380.3526                 Daughters of Wisdom               +43 699 18176964
415.308.5889                        suzanne.fedak@kochent.com         aimteachers@mac.com                BTG Productions                   (fax) +43 1 9176964
clark_joe@hotmail.com                                                                                    917.554.3174                      carney@chello.at
                                    The Blue Shoe                     Chicago 10                         bari@btgproductions.com
Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz     Swedish Film Institute            Roadside Attractions                                                 Eternally Yours
Singer                              +46 8 665 1134                    323.828.8490                       Days of Darkness                  Globetrot Productions
Elan Entertainment                  (fax) +46 8 666 3698              (fax) 323.854.7262                 Studio Canal                      (fax)
310.663.9307                                                          MeghannB@roadsideattractions.com   +33 1 71 35 08 57                 atsushi@compuserve.com
(fax) 310.663.9307                  Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy                                           (fax) + 33 1 71 35 11 98
melissadavis@gmail.com              Welcome Change Productions        Chinese Dumplings                  muriel.sauzay@canal-plus.com      Fetch
                                    212.924.7151                      Michelle Hung                                                        Scottish Screen
Anthem                              (fax) 212.206.8326                310.699.8337                       Dead Letters                      +44 141 3021756
AP Productions                      director@welcomechange.org        michelle.hung@yahoo.com            New Zealand Film Commission       (fax) +44 141 3021778
510.459.5728                                                                                             +6443827688                       bryony.mcintyre@scottishscreen.
alex_potts@hotmail.com              Bottle Half Empty                 Clouds Over Conakry                (fax) +6443849719                 com
                                    Berkeley High School              COP Films                          hayley@nzfilm.co.nz
Aquarium                            510.644.6121                      +33 0 6 64 87 90 85                                                  Flutterby
Rob Meyer Films                                                       annabelthomas@yahoo.fr             Dear Lemon Lima,                  Films That Dance
718.578.8425                        Bounce                                                               Sanguine Film                     415.479.5709
robpaulmeyer@gmail.com              Mythica Productions               Cold Rust                          917.653.7773                      (fax) 415.499.5704
                                    415.902.4158                      Tamara Taddeo                      (fax) 212.579.0344                cpepperdance@aol.com
August Evening                      marina@znet.com                   Canada                             syoonessi@sanguinefilm.com
Doki-Doki Productions                                                 514.598.8972                                                         Fore Checking Grandpa
512.925.9787                        The Boy Who Had No Story          tamarataddeo@hotmail.com           The Death Strip                   Swedish Film Institute
chriseska@hotmail.com               +44 0 2920747444                                                     Little Joe Productions            petter.mattsson@sfi.se
                                    (fax) +44 0 29 20754444           The Colors of Memory               310.699.2512
Autism: The Musical                 einir.davies@s4c.co.uk            Brave New Work FIlm                nicole@littlejoeproductions.com   Four Sheets to the Wind
Bunim-Murray Productions                                              Productions                                                          Ted Kroeber
818.989.8955                        Bullet Proof Vest                 +49 40 48401900                    Deface                            310.384.0966
(fax) 818.989.8969                  Steadfast Films                   (fax) +49 40 4840 1900             Painting Pictures                 tkroeber@hotmail.com
salpert@bunim-murray.com            650.521.3685                                                         323.578.2582
                                    chargrill@gmail.com               Come Blow Your Kazoo               jarlotto@att.net                  Frozen Life
Balloon Animals                                                       Stretch Films, Inc.                                                  Frozen Life Production
HKM Films                           Butterfly                         212.691.9969                       Delirium                          Committee
212.577.5984                        Eddie Saeta                       (fax) 212.647.7025                 SF Art & Film                     +81 3 5300 9670
(fax) 212.577.5985                  +34 93 467 70 40                  maria@stretchfilms.com             415.864.2026                      (fax) +03 5300 9623
natasha@hkmny.com                   (fax) +34 93 467 74 89                                               rchase@chaseartfilm.com           project@frozen-life.com
                                    eddie@eddiesaeta.com              Common Enemies
Battleship Potemkin                                                   Nick Guroff                        Dessert                           Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot
Sheldon M. Rich & Associates Inc.   California Dreamin’ (Endless)     415.786.1868                       Max Strebel                       House of Chai
212.877.5959                        MediaPro Distribution             nickguroff@gmail.com               415.824.3843                      408.813.8919
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  212.691.9969                      46 70 64 82 611                    Communications Academy          212.203.8354                       323.956.5000
  (fax) 212.647.7025                anita.simovic@sf.se                415.458.3429                    bretkerven@rcn.com                 (fax) 323.862.2005
  maria@stretchfilms.com                                                                                                                  aurora_belchic@paramount.com
                                    Help Is Coming                     Jellyfish                       Learning to Fly: A First Year of
  A Gentlemen’s Duel                Smuggler                           Zeitgeist Films                 BASE Jumping                       Meany
  Blur Studio                       323.817.3344                       212.274.1989 x15                Lincoln Else                       Sarah Klein
  310.581.8848                      (fax) 323.817.3333                 stephanie@zeitgeist.com         415.407.5785                       415.310.4225
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  tim@blur.com                      The Homecoming                     The Job
                                    SF Art & Film                      Screaming Frog Productions      Left in Baghdad                    Michael Clayton
  Gilles                            415.864.2026                       323.829.1955                    Localfilms and Middlepath          Warner Brothers
  c/o Producer: Dirk Impens         rchase@chaseartfilm.com            info@screamingfrog.com          919.491.1933                       415.591.9610
  +32 9 235 73 70                                                                                      peter@localfilms.org               (fax) 415.837.0930
  (fax) +32 9 235 73 79             House of the Olive Trees           Joe Strummer: The Future Is                                        sspicer@thaweb.com
  info@atrix-films.com              Bomba Productions                  Unwritten                       The Life Effect
                                    323.874.6516                       IFC First Take                  Katie Flynn                        Mind the Gap
  Glitch                            thouly@yahoo.com                   646.273.7214                    858.342.6217                       Swedish Film Institute
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  510.527.7217                      The Weinstein Company              CFI Education                   London to Brighton                 office@mischief-films.com
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  Gone Baby Gone                                                       Jungle Beat: Born to Be Wild    peter@outsiderpictures.us          hlin@zikzak.is
  Miramax Films                     Ice Bar                            Sunrise Productions
  212.219.4100                      MK Pictures                        310.740.6119                    Los ABCs ¡Qué Vivan los            Monsoon
  Nicolette.Aizenberg@miramax.com   +82 2 2193 2002                    (fax) +27 21 702 0816           Muertos!                           Shyam Balsé
                                    (fax) +82 2 2193 2199              rita@sunrise.co.za              Burning Wagon productions          University of Southern California
  Grace Is Gone                     soojin@mkpictures.co.kr                                            415.517.8884                       323.655.5820
  The Weinstein Company                                                Kenny                           leanos@firstworld.net              (fax) 323.655.5820
  646.862.3404                      iGeneration                        Lightning Entertainment                                            shyambalse@gmail.com
  (fax) 917.368.6988                Tamalpais High School              310.255.7999                    Love and War
  emily.feingold@weinsteinco.com    415.388.3292                       (fax) 310.255.7998              Swedish Film Institute             Moonman
                                    (fax) 415.380.3526                 rsguardian@lightning-ent.com    +46 8 665 1100                     Toccata Film
  A Great Big Robot Stole My        aimteachers@mac.com                                                (fax) +46 8 666 3698               +49 179 1015995
  Homework                                                             The King Boys                   gual@sfi.se                        (fax) +49 89 45222245
  Vancouver Film School             In Search of a Midnight Kiss       New Zealand Film Commission                                        boehm@toccata-film.com
  604.685.5808                      Midnight Kiss Inc.                 +6443827688                     Luna: Spirit of the Whale
  mthomas@vfs.com                   310.228.8761                       (fax) +6443849719               Screen Siren Pictures              Mr. Dial Has Something to Say
                                    seth@insearchofamidnightkiss.com   hayley@nzfilm.co.nz             nicole@screensiren.ca              APT
  The Guarantee                                                                                                                           205.807.7882
  Jesse Epstein                     In Superheroes We Trust            The Kite Runner                 Lust, Caution                      jwhitson@aptv.org
  212.539.3776                      Tamalpais High School              Paramount Vantage               Focus Features
  jesse@ohmsmedia.org               415.388.3292                       323.956.5000                    818.777.7373                       My Adventure
                                    (fax) 415.380.3526                 (fax) 323.862.2005              kyle.thorpe@focusfeatures.com      CFI Education
  A Guest of Life                   aimteachers@mac.com                aurora_belchic@paramount.com                                       415.383.5256
  Magyar Filmunió                                                                                      M                                  jmorrison@cafilm.org
  +31 1 351 7760                    The Instrumentalist                Kiviuq                          Tingle Tangle Films
  (fax) +31 1 352 6734              Troy Morgan                        Drumsong Communications, Inc.   415.285.1026                       My Brother Is an Only Child
  kati.vajda@filmunio.hu            213.804.6665                       902.422.7174                    (fax) 415.826.1390                 Thinkfilm
                                    troy@troymorgan.net                (fax) 902.422. 8945             tiffanydoesken@earthlink.net       212.444.7900
  Hard Boiled Chicken                                                                                                                     eowens@thinkfilmcompany.com
  Il Luster Prodctions              Into the Wild                      Knee Deep                       Magic Cellar: Where
  +31 0 30 24 007 68                Paramount Vantage                  The Moenkopi Group, Inc.        Stories Come From                  My Enemy’s Enemy
  distribution@illuster.nl          323.956.5000                       435.259.0924                    Chocolate Moose Media Inc.         The Weinstein Company
                                    (fax) 323.862.2005                 (fax) 435.259.3594              613.820.6121                       646.862.3404
  Hawaikii                          aurora_belchic@paramount.com       chancan@citlink.net             infundi@morula.co.za               (fax) 917.368.6988
  New Zealand Film Commission                                                                                                             marc.balgavy@weinsteinco.com
  +6443827688                       Irina Palm                         Kobra’s Decision                Man in the Chair
  (fax) +6443849719                 Strand Releasing                   CMI                             Outsider Pictures                  Operation: Fish
  hayley@nzfilm.co.nz               310.836.7500                       cmi@cmi.ir                      323.965.7869                       Jeff Riley
                                    (fax) 310.836.7510                                                 (fax) 323.571.8867                 505.515.7713
  The Headman and I                 marcus@strandreleasing.com         Laviva                          peter@outsiderpictures.us          riley.j@comcast.net
  Swedish Film Institute                                               Jamie Meltzer
  +46 8 665 11 41                   Iron Ladies of Liberia             Stanford University             Maré Capoeira                      The Orphanage
  (fax) +46 8 666 36 98             Just Media                         845.235.2361                    PB Filmes                          Paramount
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The Paper Will Be Blue            The Price of Sugar                  Runa’s Spell                       Strong Love                       Warchild
Romanian Cultural Institute       Uncommon Productions                Stephanie Maxwell                  Bonnie Burt Productions           Christian Wagner Film
212.687.0180                      781.647.4470                        585.425.1832                       510.548.1745                      004917193178
(fax) 212.687.0181                (fax) 781.647.4484                  sampph@rit.edu                     (fax) 510.658.1583                (fax) 004989487124
oana.radu@ecumest.ro              debra@uncommonproductions.com                                          bb@bonnieburt.com                 christianwagner@Wagnerfilm.de
                                                                      Salim Baba
Parking Day                       Primate Cinema                      Ropa Vieja Films                   Svein and His Rat                 The Way I Spent the End of
REBAR/IMA Interactive             Harvey Mudd College                 718.783.7665                       Norwegian Film Institute          the World
415.637.4614                      909.607.0461                        (fax) 718.783.7665                 +47 22 47 45 76                   Film Movement
massmore@yahoo.com                mayeri@hmc.edu                      tsternb@gmail.com                  (fax) +47 22 47 45 97             212.941.7744 x212
                                                                                                         knut.skinnarmo@nfi.no             (fax) 212.941.7812
Passion and Power: The            Pump                                Sarah & Dee                                                          cassidy@filmmovement.com
Technology of Orgasm              Resini Films                        Bird Pictures                      Tanghi Argentini
Wabi Sabi Productions LLC         323.518.9030                        215.413.0909                       Another Dimension of an Idea      We’ve All Fallen from Mars
415.383.6023                      sinisa@resinifilms.com              karendee@temple.edu                +32 16 63 33 69                   SAF Cakovec
slickfilm@earthlink.net                                                                                  (fax) +32 16 63 33 69             +385 40 310 458
                                  Puss and the Moon                   The Savages                        ad.idea@pandora.be                (fax) +385 40 310 458
Peace Talk                        Lilly DeHaan                        Fox Searchlight                                                      saf@ck.t-com.hr
Swedish Film Institute            lilly.dehaan@kmt.hku.nl             310.369.2016                       Tatterson
petter.mattsson@sfi.se                                                Russell.Nelson@fox.com             Australian Film TV and Radio      Wednesday
                                  Que Viva la Lucha (Wrestling in                                        School                            Future Time Pictures
The People’s Advocate: The Life   Tijuana)                            The Secrets                        +61 2 9805 6578                   +44 79 32 75 4498
& Times of Charles R. Garry       Maskarte Productions                United King Films                  (fax) +61 2 9805 1275             rob.sorrenti@futuretimepictures.com
Hrag Yedalian                     415.585.6984                        972.3.517 7101                     meganp@aftrs.edu.au
818.207.5274                      (fax) 415.200.6602                  (fax) +972 3 5103311                                                 Welcome to Nollywood
hragyed@gmail.com                 gustavov@exo.net                    lilach@metrocom.co.il              Things We Lost in the Fire        Jamie Meltzer
                                                                                                         Paramount                         Stanford University
Phantom Canyon                    The Quiet World                     Shadow Ball                        www.paramount.com                 845.235.2361
Stacey Steers                     Sir Francis Drake High School       The Easily Distracted Theatre                                        songpoemCD@yahoo.com
stacey.steers@colorado.edu        Communications Academy              415.753.1593                       To Paint the Portrait of a Bird
                                  415.458.3429                        (fax) 415.753.1593                 Loose Moon Productions, Inc.      What Makes You Different from
The Pig                                                               ruben.grijalva@gmail.com           212.213.5190                      Everybody Else?
Sir Francis Drake High School     Rails & Ties                                                           (fax) 212.213.0091                San Francisco University
Communications Academy            Warner Brothers                     Shipwrecked                        loosemoontnt@aol.com              High School
415.458.3429                      warnerbrothers.com                  Burning Bridge Entertainment                                         415.447.3100
                                                                      403.560.4373                       The Trips Festival                (fax) 415.447.5801
The Pixar Story                   The Rapture of the Athlete          (fax) 403.451.1477                 Eric Christensen                  danny.plotnik@sfuhs.org
Leslie Iwerks Productions         Assumed into Heaven                 kristen@burningbridge.ca           415.383.7611
310.869.4442                      Parallax Group Inc.                                                    ericchristensen3@gmail.com        When Darkness Falls
liwerks@speakeasy.net             310.384.7555                        The Stop                                                             Swedish Film Institute
                                  keithbogart@mac.com                 Berkeley High School               Turn Back South                   +46 8 665 1100
The Planning Lady                                                     510.644.6121                       Igor Borovac                      (fax) +46 8 666 3698
Ian Bonner                        Red Robin                           The Three Musketeers               831.392.6883                      gual@sfi.se
773.989.8501                      Aviny Cultural Artistic Institute   Danish Film Institute              iborovac@hotmail.com
(fax) 773.989.8501                +98218857213488572140               lizetteg@dfi.dk                                                      When Elvis Came to Visit
bonneria@hotmail.com              (fax) +982188572134                                                    Tuya’s Marriage                   Swedish Film Institute
                                  info@Avinyfilm.com                  Shuteye Hotel                      Xi’an Motion-Picture Co. Ltd.     petter.mattsson@sfi.se
Pollen Nation                                                         Bill Plympton                      +29 85 53 07 77
Singeli Agnew                     Rendezvous                          212.675.6021                       (fax) +29 85 52 76 06             When I Grow Up
505.259.3462                      SF Art & Film                       (fax) 212.741.5522                 PPO-99@xayingshi.com              Michelle Meeker
beedocumentary@gmail.com          415.864.2026                        plymptoons@aol.com                                                   415.282.2623
                                  rchase@chaseartfilm.com                                                The Ugly Duckling and Me          rosenmeeker@earthlink.net
Pop Foul                                                              Slum Noir                          Danish Film Institute
Moon Molson                       Rendition                           Illworkz                           lizetteg@dfi.dk                   Wild Boys of the Road
212.854.0353                      New Line                            818.625.9730                                                         Warner Bros. Classics
moonmole@mac.com                  Freddymartinez@newlinecinema        jahmod@aol.com                     Uranya                            818.379.1863
                                                                                                         Cinegram S.A.                     (fax) 818.986.7565
Portable Living Room              Reservation Road                    Soldiers of Conscience             +30 210 6078983
Ransom Riggs                      Focus Features                      Luna Productions                   (fax) +30 210 6078993             Women of Tibet: A Quiet
323.938.1138                      818.777.7373                        510.526.9500                       f.economopoulou@cinegram.gr       Revolution
randy@randyriggs.com              kyle.thorpe@focusfeatures.com       (fax) 510.526.4887                                                   Frame of Mind Films, Inc.
                                                                      lunaprods@earthlink.net            Used                              510.524.1926
Possession                        Riding Solo to the Top of the                                          Citizen Cinema                    rosemary@frameofmindfilms.com
Vichitra Nirmiti                  World                               Stages                             510.527.7217
+91 20 25410607                   Dirt Track Productions              Lemming Film                       (fax) 510.528.4770                Words and Music by Jerry
(fax) +91 20 25447171             +91 22 2877 4620                    +31 0 20 661 04 24                 rnilsson@robnilsson.com           Herman
sunilsukthankar@yahoo.com         gaurav@dirttrackproductions.com     (fax) +31 0 20 661 09 79                                             NJN Public Television
                                                                      info@lemmingfilm.com               Validation                        203.426.6219
Postcards from Tora Bora          The Rind                                                               Kurt Kuenne                       (fax) 203.270.9333
Obscured Pictures                 Salado Media                        Stars                              818.567.4950                      chezamber@aol.com
917.693.2869                      +598 2 413 3664                     Fable Yarn Films                   (fax) 818.567.4950
rj@obscuredpictures.com           ceciliagarcia@saladomedia.com       818.878.9660                       kkuenne@earthlink.net             Yella
                                                                      jasonelilewis@gmail.com                                              Cinema Guild
Presque Isle                      The Rose                                                               Violet                            212.685.6242
9 @ Night Films                   SAF Cakovec Workshop                Starting Out in the Evening        Pixar University                  (fax) 212.685.4717
510.527.7217                      +385 40 310 458                     Roadside Attractions               415.302.2201                      info@cinemaguild.com
(fax) 510.528.4770                (fax) +385 40 310 458               323.828.8490                       nelson@pixar.com
rnilsson@robnilsson.com           saf@ck.t-com.hr                     (fax) 323.854.7262

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The * symbol following a film title indicates either that the film takes
place in a country other than the one it’s listed under, or that another
country is the film’s primary subject of interest.
                                                                                    Films by Country
AFGHANISTAN                  GERMANY                    LEBANON                      SWEDEN                       Doubletime                   The Savages
The Kite Runner *            The Colors of Memory       Caramel                      The Blue Shoe                Elvis and Anabelle           Shadow Ball
Postcards from Tora Bora     The End of the Neubacher                                Fore Checking Grandpa        The End of the Neubacher     Shuteye Hotel
                                Project *               LIBERIA                      The Headman and I               Project *                 Slum Noir
AUSTRALIA                    How to Cook Your Life      Iron Ladies of Liberia       Heartbreak Hotel             Flutterby                    Soldiers of Conscience
Kenny                        Irina Palm                 Laviva *                     Love and War                 Four Sheets to the Wind      Stars
Tatterson                    Miss Universe 1929 *                                    Mind the Gap                 Fumi and the Bad Luck        Starting Out in the
Words and Music by           Moonman                    LIBYA                        Peace Talk                      Foot                        Evening
  Jerry Herman *             My Enemy’s Enemy *         Common Enemies *             When Darkness Falls          Garlic Boy                   The Stop
                             Warchild                                                When Elvis Came to Visit     A Gentlemen’s Duel           Strong Love
AUSTRIA                      Yella                      LUXEMBOURG                                                Go Together                  Things We Lost in the Fire
The End of the Neubacher                                Irina Palm                   THAILAND                     Gone Baby Gone               To Paint the Portrait of a
  Project                    GREECE                                                  The Headman and I *          Grace Is Gone                  Bird
Miss Universe 1929           House of the Olive Trees   MEXICO                                                    The Guarantee                The Trips Festival
                             Uranya                     August Evening *             TIBET                        Help Is Coming               Turn Back South
BELGIUM                                                 Catastrophe in the Hotel     A Guest of Life *            The Homecoming               Used
Gilles                       GUINEA                       del Gallo                  Riding Solo to the Top       House of the Olive Trees     Validation
Irina Palm                   Clouds Over Conakry        Que Viva la Lucha               of the World *            I’m Not There                Violet
Tanghi Argentini                                          (Wrestling in Tijuana)     Women of Tibet: A Quiet      iGeneration                  Welcome to Nollywood
                             HUNGARY                                                   Revolution *               In Search of a Midnight      What Makes You Different
BRAZIL                       A Guest of Life            MONGOLIA                                                     Kiss                        from Everybody Else?
Drained                      Miss Universe 1929         Tuya’s Marriage *            UK                           In Superheroes We Trust      When I Grow Up
Maré Capoeira                                                                        Cassandra’s Dream            The Instrumentalist          Wild Boys of the Road
My Enemy’s Enemy             ICELAND                    NEPAL                        Charlie and Lola: But That   Into the Wild                Women of Tibet: A Quiet
                             Misty Mountain             A Guest of Life *               Is My Book                Jabberwocky                    Revolution
BURKINA FASO                                                                         Control                      The Job                      Words and Music by
Djanta                       INDIA                      NETHERLANDS                  Fetch *                      Juncture                       Jerry Herman
                             7 Islands and a Metro      The End of the Neubacher     Irina Palm                   The Jungle
CANADA                       27,000 Days                  Project                    Joe Strummer: The Future     The Kite Runner              WALES
Black and White:             The Darjeeling Limited *   Gilles *                         Is Unwritten             Knee Deep                    The Boy Who Had
  Ladies Shoes               Monsoon *                  Hard-Boiled Chicken          London to Brighton           Learning to Curse              No Story
Black and White:             Possession                 Miss Universe 1929           My Enemy’s Enemy             Learning to Fly: A First     Fetch *
  Movie Magic                Riding Solo to the Top     Puss and the Moon            Things We Lost in the Fire      Year of BASE Jumping
Cold Rust                       of the World            Stages                       The Three Musketeers         Left in Baghdad              ZIMBABWE
Days of Darkness             Salim Baba                                              Wednesday                    The Life Effect              Jungle Beat: Born to Be
Glitch                       Women of Tibet: A Quiet    NEW ZEALAND                  Words and Music by           Los ABCs ¡Qué Vivan            Wild *
A Great Big Robot Stole         Revolution *            Dead Letters                    Jerry Herman *               los Muertos!
  My Homework                                           Hawaikii                                                  Lust, Caution
Kiviuq                       IRAN                       The King Boys                URUGUAY                      M
Luna: Spirit of the Whale    The Colors of Memory                                    The Rind                     Man in the Chair
Magic Cellar: Where          Kobra’s Decision           NIGERIA                                                   Margot at the Wedding
  Stories Come From          Red Robin                  Laviva                       US                           Meany
Shipwrecked                                             Welcome to Nollywood *       5 Cents a Peek               Michael Clayton
Words and Music by           IRAQ                                                    14 Women                     Misty Mountain
  Jerry Herman *             Crossing the Dust          NORWAY                       365 (nascor nasci natus)     Monsoon
                             Left in Baghdad *          Svein and His Rat            27,000 Days                  Mr. Dial Has Something
CHINA                                                                                All the Way Home                to Say
Daughters of Wisdom *        IRELAND                    ROMANIA                      Anatomy 101                  My Adventure
Lust, Caution                The Boy Who Had            California Dreamin’          Anita O’Day: The Life of a   Operation: Fish
Riding Solo to the Top         No Story                   (Endless)                     Jazz Singer               Park(ing) Day
  of the World *             Joe Strummer: The Future   The Paper Will Be Blue       Anthem                       Passion and Power: The
Tuya’s Marriage                Is Unwritten             The Way I Spent the End      Aquarium                        Technology of Orgasm
                                                          of the World               August Evening               The People’s Advocate:
CROATIA                      ISRAEL                                                  Autism: The Musical             The Life & Times of
The Rose                     Beaufort                   RUSSIA                       Balloon Animals                 Charles R. Garry
We’ve All Fallen from Mars   Jellyfish                  Battleship Potemkin          Berkeley                     Phantom Canyon
                             Little Heroes                                           Betty Boop for President     The Pig
DENMARK                      The Secrets                SCOTLAND                     Body & Soul: Diana           The Pixar Story
The Three Musketeers                                    Fetch                           & Kathy                   The Planning Lady
The Ugly Duckling and Me     ITALY                                                   Bottle Half Empty            Pollen Nation
                             My Brother Is An Only      SLOVENIA                     Bounce                       Pop Foul
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC              Child                   Warchild                     Bullet Proof Vest            Portable Living Room
The Price of Sugar *                                                                 Cassandra’s Dream            Postcards from Tora Bora
                             JAPAN                      SOUTH AFRICA                 Cheating the Dream           Presque Isle
ESTONIA                      Eternally Yours            Jungle Beat: Born to Be      Chicago 10                   The Price of Sugar
Carrot!                      Frozen Life                  Wild                       Chinese Dumplings            Primate Cinema
                                                        Magic Cellar: Where          Come Blow Your Kazoo!        Pump
FRANCE                       KENYA                        Stories Come From          Common Enemies               Que Viva la Lucha
Blame It on Fidel            Primate Cinema             Rendition                    Compound Eye                    (Wrestling in Tijuana)
Caramel                                                                              The Crazy Quilt              The Quiet World
Crossing the Dust            KOREA                      SOUTH KOREA                  Cross Your Eyes Keep         Rails & Ties
Diving Bell and the          Deface *                   Ice Bar                         Them Wide                 The Rapture of the Athlete
   Butterfly                                                                         The Darjeeling Limited          Assumed into Heaven
Irina Palm                   KURDISTAN                  SPAIN                        Daughters of Wisdom          Rendezvous
Jellyfish                    Crossing the Dust          Before and After Kissing     Dear Lemon Lima,             Rendition
My Brother Is an Only                                     Maria                      The Death Strip              Reservation Road
   Child                     LATVIA                     Butterfly                    Deface                       Runa’s Spell
My Enemy’s Enemy             The Three Musketeers       DVD                          Delirium                     Salim Baba
The Secrets                                             The Orphanage                Dessert                      Sarah & Dee

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  Filmmaker Index
  Affleck, Ben                                        Browning, Jonathan                               de Jong, Mijke                                       Forster, Marc                                      Huntsman, Galen
  Gone Baby Gone . . . . . . . . . 92                 The Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82   Stages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105         The Kite Runner . . . . . . . . 23, 96             The Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

  Agnew, Singeli                                      Buchen, Charlotte                                Dhalia, Heitor                                       Fredriksson, Magnus                                Ingwang Yeo
  Pollen Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85          All the Way Home . . . . . . . . . 85            Drained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91       The Blue Shoe . . . . . . . . . . . 107            Ice Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

  Allen, Woody                                        Buder, Emily                                     Dilworth, John R.                                    Gallagher, Ryan                                    Iwerks, Leslie
  Cassandra’s Dream . . . . . . . . .87               iGeneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94     Garlic Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86          In Superheroes We Trust . . . 94                   The Pixar Story . . . . . . . . . . . 101

  Alos, Ramon                                         Burt, Bonnie                                     Dilworth, John R.                                    Garbarski, Sam                                     Izen, Jon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  Before and After Kissing                            Strong Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106        Come Blow Your Kazoo! . . . . 86                     Irina Palm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95      Black and White:
    Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82                                                                                                                                                                 Ladies Shoes . . . . . . . . . . 100
                                                      Caine, Julie                                     Doesken-Polos, Tiffany                               García, Pablo
  Altabas, Ciro                                       All the Way Home . . . . . . . . . 85            M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90   Butterfly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86     Izen, Jon
  DVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82                                                                                                                                                              Black and White:
                                                      Camara, Cheick Fantamady                         Dolak, Kelly                                         Gavras, Julie                                        Movie Magic . . . . . . . . . . . 100
  Ameglio, Carlos                                     Clouds Over Conakry . . . . . . .87              Postcards from Tora Bora . . 102                     Blame It on Fidel . . . . . . . . . . 86
  The Rind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104                                                                                                                                                                 Jacobson, Clayton
                                                      Carey, Celia                                     Dorian, Dana                                         Geffen, Shira                                      Kenny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
  Anderson, Wes                                       Mr. Dial Has Something                           Fetch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107      Jellyfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
  The Darjeeling Limited . . . . . . 89                to Say . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100                                                                                                              Jani, Gaurav
                                                                                                       Dörrie, Doris                                        Geiger, Will                                       Riding Solo to the Top of
  Andrews, Mark                                       Carney, Marcus J.                                How to Cook Your Life . . . . . 93                   Elvis and Anabelle . . . . . . . . . 91              the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
  Violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82   The End of the Neubacher
                                                        Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91   Dosios, Thouly                                       George, Terry                                      Jenkins, Tamara
  Arcand, Denys                                                                                        House of the Olive Trees. . . . 82                   Reservation Road . . . . . 51, 104                 The Savages . . . . . . . . . 21, 104
  Days of Darkness . . . . . . . . . . 89             Carpenter, Karen Dee
                                                      Sarah & Dee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82       Dutta, Madhusree                                     Gilroy, Tony                                       Johnes, Stephanie
  Arlotto, John                                                                                        7 Islands and a Metro . . . . . . 83                 Michael Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . 99           Doubletime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
  Deface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83       Cavolina, Robbie
                                                      Anita O’Day: The Life of a                       Eastwood, Alison                                     Grijalva, Ruben                                    Jonathan, Mike
  Averbach-Katz, Noah                                  Jazz Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84        Rails & Ties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103         Shadow Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82         Hawaikii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
  The Quiet World . . . . . . . . . . 94
                                                      Cedar, Joseph                                    Edwards, Amber                                       Guroff, Nick                                       Jordan, Peter
  Axelsson, Oskar Thor                                Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85    Words and Music by                                   Common Enemies . . . . . . . . 101                 Left in Baghdad . . . . . . . . . . . 85
  Misty Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . 82                                                             Jerry Herman . . . . . . . . . . . 110
                                                      Chai, David                                                                                           Haeusser, Nicole                                   Junge, Daniel
  Babakitis, Alex                                     Fumi and the Bad Luck                            Eisenstein, Sergei M.                                The Death Strip . . . . . . . . . . . 83           Iron Ladies of Liberia . . . . . . . 95
  The Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94        Foot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100   Battleship Potemkin. . . . . 24, 85
                                                                                                                                                            Hanefjord, Per                                     Kane, John
  Balsé, Shyam                                        Chandler, Michael                                Elliott, Alice                                       Fore Checking Grandpa . . . . 82                   Left in Baghdad . . . . . . . . . . . 85
  Monsoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83        Knee Deep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97      Body & Soul: Diana
                                                                                                         & Kathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106          Haney, Bill                                        Kapakas, Costas
  Baumbach, Noah                                      Christensen, Eric                                                                                     The Price of Sugar . . . . . . . . 102             Uranya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
  Margot at the Wedding . . 57, 99                    The Trips Festival . . . . . . . . . 107         Else, Lincoln
                                                                                                       Learning to Fly: A First Year                        Harjo, Sterlin                                     Karbelnikoff, Michael
  Bayona, Juan Antonio                                Cimermanis, Janis                                  of BASE Jumping . . . . . . . 103                  Four Sheets to the Wind . . . . 91                 Balloon Animals . . . . . . . . . . . 82
  The Orphanage . . . . . . . . . . 100               The Three Musketeers . . 30, 106
                                                                                                       Emilson, Fredrik                                     Hassanpour, Sirous                                 Karnow, Jean
  Bergström, Helena. . . . . . . . . . . .            Clark, Christopher                               Love and War . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83            Kobra’s Decision . . . . . . . . . . .97           What Makes You Different
  Mind the Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99           The King Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . 82                                                                                                                  from Everybody Else? . . . . 94
                                                                                                       Emrich, Kelly                                        Haynes, Todd
  Beroldo, Antonio                                    Corbijn, Anton                                   Cheating the Dream . . . . . . . 94                  I’m Not There . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94         Keret, Etgar
  The Bottle Half Empty . . . . . . 94                Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88                                                                                                           Jellyfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
                                                                                                       Engel, Mackenzie                                     Hegner, Michael
  Bhave, Sumitra                                      Crawford, David                                  Cheating the Dream . . . . . . . 94                  The Ugly Duckling                                  Kerven, Bret
  Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102          Cheating the Dream . . . . . . . 94                                                                     and Me . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 107           Learning to Curse . . . . . . . . . 94
                                                                                                       Eremiasova, Michaela
  Bier, Susanne                                       Cressman, KK                                     Runa’s Spell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90          Hickey, Aidan                                      Kharas, Firdaus
  Things We Lost in the Fire . . 106                  In Superheroes We Trust . . . 94                                                                      The Boy Who Had                                    Magic Cellar: Where Stories
                                                                                                       Epstein, Jesse Erica                                   No Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100          Come From . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
  Blake, Sarah                                        Danby, Michaela                                  The Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
  Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94           Tatterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83                                                        Holdridge, Alex                                    Kiilerich, Karsten
                                                                                                       Eska, Chris                                          In Search of a Midnight                            The Ugly Duckling
  Bogart, Keith                                       Dawes, Brent                                     August Evening . . . . . . . . . . . 84                Kiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94      and Me . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 107
  The Rapture of the Athlete                          Jungle Beat: Born to
    Assumed into Heaven . . . . 82                      Be Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87    Fisher, Joshua                                       Holmquist, Peå                                     Kitade, Shinya
                                                                                                       Pollen Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85           The Headman and I . . . . . . . . 89               Frozen Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
  Böhm, Fritz                                         Dawson, Anton
  Moonman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86          Anatomy 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . 107          Fleischer, Dave                                      Hood, Gavin                                        Klein, Sarah
                                                                                                       Betty Boop for President . . . 109                   Rendition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103        Meany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
  Bolton, Devon                                       Dawson, Ashley
  Shipwrecked . . . . . . . . . . . . 100             In Superheroes We Trust . . . 94                 Flynn, Katie                                         Houston, John                                      Korki, Shawkat Amin
                                                                                                       The Life Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . 94           Kiviuq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96    Crossing the Dust . . . . . . . . . 89
  Borovac, Igor                                       De Aztlan, Tonantzin
  Turn Back South . . . . . . . . . 102               Common Enemies . . . . . . . . 101               Forgács, Péter                                       Hung, Michelle                                     Korty, John
                                                                                                       Miss Universe 1929 . . . . . . . 99                  Chinese Dumplings . . . . . . . . 82               The Crazy Quilt . . . . . . . . . . . 88

188                                                                                        2007 MVFF TICKETS | 877.874.MVFF (6833)
                                                                                                                                Filmmaker Index
Kuenne, Kurt                                       Molson, Moon                                       Perri, Ashlyn                                       Sheikhtadi, Parviz                                Vara, Alex
Validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82      Pop Foul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82      Dessert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94      Red Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103         iGeneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Kukik, Sinisa                                      Mor, Ben                                           Petzold, Christian                                  shin                                              Vargas Celis, Enrique
Pump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90     Help Is Coming . . . . . . . . . . . 90            Yella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110   Frozen Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92      Catastrophe in the Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                              del Gallo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Labaki, Nadine                                     Morgan, Brett                                      Plympton, Bill                                      Shira, Mark
Caramel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87      Chicago 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87         Shuteye Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . 107             A Great Big Robot Stole                           Vazquez, Gustavo
                                                                                                                                                            My Homework. . . . . . . . . . 100              Que Viva la Lucha
Lambert, Mary                                      Morgan, Troy                                       Polk, Ramona                                                                                            (Wrestling in Tijuana) . . . . 103
14 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83          The Instrumentalist. . . . . . . . 107             The Jungle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94         Shoupe, Marina
                                                                                                                                                          Bounce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90     Vera, Will
Leaños, John Jota                                  Muntean, Radu                                      Potts, Alex                                                                                           In Superheroes We Trust . . . 94
Los ABCs ¡Qué Vivan                                The Paper Will Be Blue . . . . 101                 Anthem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90       Singh, Naveen
  los Muertos! . . . . . . . . . . . 107                                                                                                                  27,000 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90        Verheyen, Jan
                                                   Narat, Toby                                        Raney, Bitty                                                                                          Gilles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Leblanc, Paola Barrero                             The Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94      iGeneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94        Slick, Wendy
Maré Capoeira . . . . . . . . . . . 100                                                                                                                   Passion and Power: The                            Wagner, Andrew
                                                   Nash, Sean                                         Rawcliffe, Rosemary                                   Technology of Orgasm . . . 101                  Starting Out in the
Lee, Ang                                           Los ABCs ¡Qué Vivan                                Women of Tibet: A Quiet                                                                                 Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Lust, Caution . . . . . . . . . . 21, 98             los Muertos! . . . . . . . . . . . 107            Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109           Sokoloff, Max
                                                                                                                                                          Delirium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94   Wagner, Christian
Lev, Itai                                          Nemescu, Cristian                                  Razavian, Amir Shahab                                                                                 Warchild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Little Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97      California Dreamin’                                The Colors of Memory . . . . . . 88                 soon, yahn
                                                    (Endless) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86                                                            Compound Eye . . . . . . . . . . . 88             Wang Quan’an
Lewis, Jason Eli                                                                                      Regan, Tricia                                                                                         Tuya’s Marriage . . . . . . . . . . 107
Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83   Nesher, Avi                                        Autism: The Musical . . . . . . . 85                Sorrenti, Rob
                                                   The Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105                                                              Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83          Weimberg, Gary
Luchetti, Daniele                                                                                     Ricq, Peter                                                                                           Soldiers of Conscience . . . . 105
My Brother Is an Only                              Nienow, Sasha                                      Glitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107      Stapp, Blaire
  Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110      The Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94                                                         Jabberwocky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94         Wellman, William
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Macdonald, Kevin                                   Nilsson, Anders                                    Portable Living Room . . . . . 100                  Steers, Stacey
My Enemy’s Enemy . . . . . . . 100                 When Darkness Falls. . . . . . 109                                                                     Phantom Canyon . . . . . . . . . . 90             Williams, Paul Andrew
                                                                                                      Riley, Jeff                                                                                           London to Brighton . . . . . . . . 98
Macho, Jimmy                                       Nilsson, Rob                                       Operation: Fish . . . . . . . . . . 107             Sternberg, Tim
In Superheroes We Trust . . . 94                   Go Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92                                                             Salim Baba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109        Wilschut, Arjan
                                                   Presque Isle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102         Rivest, Chris                                                                                         Hard-Boiled Chicken . . . . . . . 86
Malmqvist, Jenifer                                 Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108     iGeneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94        Stratton, Catherine
Peace Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83                                                                                                               The Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94    Woods, Vanessa
                                                   Noble, Brendan                                     Rollins, Jahmad                                                                                       5 Cents a Peek . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Martens, Magnus                                    The Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94     Slum Noir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107         Strebel, Max
Svein and His Rat . . . . . . . . 106                                                                                                                     Dessert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94    Wu, Ben
                                                   Nutley, Colin                                      Romero, Luisa                                       The Homecoming . . . . . . . . . 94               Cross Your Eyes Keep
Maxwell, Stephanie                                 Heartbreak Hotel . . . . . . . . . . 93            Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94                                                          Them Wide . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Runa’s Spell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90                                                                                                               Strouse, James C.
                                                   Ogata, Atsushi                                     Rotondo, Paolo                                      Grace Is Gone . . . . . . . . . . . . 93          Yedalian, Hrag
Mayeri, Rachel                                     Eternally Yours . . . . . . . . . . . . 82         Dead Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82                                                            The People’s Advocate:
Primate Cinema: Baboons                                                                                                                                   Sukthannkar, Sunil                                  The Life & Times of
  as Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90        Ojukwu, Izu                                        Ruiz, Francisco                                     Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102          Charles R. Garry . . . . . . . . 101
                                                   Laviva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97   A Gentlemen’s Duel . . . . . . 107
McBrearty, Don                                                                                                                                            Szemzo, Tibor                                     Yong, May Lin Au
Luna: Spirit of the Whale . . . 98                 Omori, Emiko                                       Ryan, Catherine                                     A Guest of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . 93        Bullet Proof Vest . . . . . . . . . . 85
                                                   Passion and Power: The                             Soldiers of Conscience . . . . 105
McCrudden, Ian                                      Technology of Orgasm . . . 101                                                                        Taddeo, Tamara                                    Yoonessi, Suzi
Anita O’Day: The Life of a                                                                            SAF Cakovech Workshop                               Cold Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90      Dear Lemon Lima, . . . . . . . . . 82
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                                                   Postcards from Tora Bora . . 102                                                                       Tall, Pärtel                                      Zerjav, Marko
McNally, Seamus                                                                                       Sanborn, John                                       Carrot!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86   The Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
To Paint the Portrait of                           Ouédraogo, Tahirou Tasséré                         365 (nascor nasci natus) . . . 84
  a Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83    Djanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90                                                        Taylor, Kitty
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Meeker, Michelle                                   Passmore, Matthew                                  Diving Bell and the Butterfly . 90                    Is My Book . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
When I Grow Up . . . . . . . . . 107               Park(ing) Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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Meltzer, Jamie                                     Pearlman, Bari                                     Man in the Chair. . . . . . . . 22, 98              Joe Strummer: The Future Is
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Meyer, Rob                                         Penberthy, Mollie                                  Cheating the Dream . . . . . . . 94                 Thys, Guido
Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82        Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94                                                          Tanghi Argentini . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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Mis, Fernando                                      Penn, Sean                                         Juncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96       Tibblin, Andreas
My Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94          Into the Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19                                                           When Elvis Came to Visit . . . 82
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Mitulescu, Catalin                                 Pepper, Cynthia                                    The Planning Lady . . . . . . . . . 82              Tuyman, Suzanne
The Way I Spent the End                            Flutterby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86                                                         Puss and the Moon . . . . . . . . 86
  of the World . . . . . . . . . . . 108

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# 13 Bernard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186                  Fort Docs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
                                                                                           Four Points Sheraton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
                                                                                                                                                                              Paige Poulos Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
                                                                                                                                                                              Pearls’ Phat Burgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
a     A Party Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
      A Woman Named Harrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
                                                                                           Framecrafters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
                                                                                           Frank Howard Allen Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
                                                                                                                                                                              Peet’s Coffee & Tea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
                                                                                                                                                                              Peter Paul WInes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
      Academy of Motion Picture Arts                                                       Frantoio Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32               Pizza Antica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
       and Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112                 Frogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142       Piazza D’Angelo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
      Adolph Gasser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185                                                                                                    Post Street Surgery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
      Alexander’s Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
      Alice Ellis Casting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
                                                                                       g   G2 Mill Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
                                                                                           Galliani Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
                                                                                                                                                                          q   Qantas Airways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
      All Seasons Catering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144                     Gaylord India Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
      Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
      Amiee Alan Custom Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
                                                                                           Giraffex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
                                                                                                                                                                          r   Radium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
                                                                                                                                                                              Raymond Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
      Argast Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
      Aroma Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
                                                                                       h   Helen Baldovinos - Morgan Stanley. . . . . . . . . . 76
                                                                                           Holiday Inn Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
                                                                                                                                                                              Richards, Watson & Gershon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                                                                                                                                                                              Richardson Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
      Arrowood Vineyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124                      Hotel Sausalito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173              Rims & Goggles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
      Art Works Downtown, San Rafael . . . . . . . . . .148                                                                                                                   Ritz Carlton Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
      AT&T Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
      AT&T Yellow Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26               i   ICG Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
                                                                                           Idell & Seitel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
                                                                                                                                                                              RMA Office Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
                                                                                                                                                                              Robert Mondavi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
                                                                                           Idllywild Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40        Robin Scott Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
b     Back To Earth Organic Catering . . . . . . . . . . .164
      Bank of Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC
                                                                                           Il Davide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
                                                                                           In Ticketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
                                                                                                                                                                              Roundhouse Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
                                                                                                                                                                              Russell & Davis Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
      Barbary Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166                IZZE Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
      Baskin Robbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
      Bay Club Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                       j   Jacqueline-of-All-Trades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
                                                                                                                                                                          s   Sabor of Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
                                                                                                                                                                              The San Francisco Chocolate Factory . . . . . . 147
      Bellam Self-Storage & Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117                          Joie de Vivre Hospitality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139                   San Francisco magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
      Best Beverage Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121                        Judy’s Breadsticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39              San Rafael BID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
      Blanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27                                                                                          Scandinavian Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
      Blithedale Terrace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
      Bogies Cafe / From Soup to Nuts Catering . .142                                  k   Karen Fairty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
                                                                                           Kathleen Dughi Jeweler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                                                                                                              Scheyer/SF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
                                                                                                                                                                              SF Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
      Boxoffice Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125                    KDFC Classical 102.1 FM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60                       SF Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
      Brown-Forman Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123                        Kerner Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42            Sherman Clay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
      Budish Insurance Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178                        KGO Newstalk AM810 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132                        Skywalker Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                                                                                           KQED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122          Sparkology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
c     Cagwin, Seymour & Hamilton Realtors . . . . . . . 52                                                                                                                    Stefano’s Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
      CBS 5 TV - KPIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
      Chambers and Chambers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
                                                                                       l   l.inc Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
                                                                                           La Boulange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
                                                                                                                                                                              Stephan-Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
                                                                                                                                                                              Stephanie Witt - Pacific Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
      Chelsea Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80                La Ginestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72         Strawberry Village Dental Care
      Cinda Home Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153                          Lexus of Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34             - Joseph L. Bauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
      Clear Channel Outdoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120                       Lien Cowan Casting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52                  Studio Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
      Clover Stornetta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75               The Lodge at Tiburon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123                    Sutton Suzuki Architects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC
      Cocina Poblana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185                  Lucasfilm Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC              Sweet Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
      Coldwell Banker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68                                                                                                    Sweet Things At Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
      Comcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
      Coquelicot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
                                                                                       m   Margritha Fliegauf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
                                                                                           Marin Acura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
                                                                                                                                                                          t   “Take A Dip” Fondue Fountains . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
      Cosentino Signature Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129                           Marin Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58                        Talking House Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
      Crossroads Dental Care                                                               Marin French Cheese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150                     Tamalpais Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
       - Frederick Y. Tan, DDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142                       Marin Independent Journal / ANG . . . . . . . . . .168                             Technicolor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
      Crystal Geyser Water Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 59                              Marin Luxury Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12               The Big Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
                                                                                           Marin Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145                Theresa Coleman - Morgan Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
d     Delicious Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
      Dimitroff’s Frame Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
                                                                                           Marin Oriental Rugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
                                                                                           Marin Suites Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
                                                                                                                                                                              THX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
                                                                                                                                                                              Top Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
      Dolby Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28                  Marin Symphony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6               Toyota Marin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
      Dorothy Slattery, DDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138                     Maroevich, O’Shea & Coghlan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
      Dub Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138               Massage Therapists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
                                                                                           McGuire Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
                                                                                                                                                                          u   University of California Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
                                                                                                                                                                              U.S. Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
e     E&O Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186                         Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . .184
      Eastman Kodak Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
      Edible Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
                                                                                           Mill Valley Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                           Mill Valley Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
                                                                                                                                                                          v   Vérité Wines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
                                                                                                                                                                              Villani, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
      Eight VFX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144             MINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172        Vision Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
      Events Ondine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47               Montecito Shopping Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185                         Vision Real Estate - Ronald Parks . . . . . . . . . . . 37
      Extended Stay Deluxe Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144                          Mountain Home Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154                   Vodka 360 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
                                                                                           MW General Contracting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
  f   Fabrizio Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
      Falco Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175               n   NT Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
                                                                                                                                                                          w   Wanderley Home Renewal & Staging . . . . . . . . 10
                                                                                                                                                                              Wells Fargo Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
      Final Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184                                                                                              White Knuckle Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
      Fireman’s Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
      Fiske Video Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
                                                                                       o   Ora Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77              Wired magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

      Fliqz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
      Focus Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
                                                                                       p   Pacific Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
                                                                                           Pacific Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
                                                                                                                                                                          y   Yelp! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
                                                                                                                                                                              Yet Wah Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129

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      tItle Index

 #    5 Cents a Peek . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
      5@5: Hey That’s No Way to                             d   The Darjeeling Limited . . . . . . . . .89
                                                                Daughters of Wisdom . . . . . . . . .89                  k   Kenny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
                                                                                                                             The King Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
                                                                                                                                                                                     r   Rails & Ties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Rapture of the Athlete
         Say Goodbye . . . . . . . . . . . . .82                Days of Darkness . . . . . . . . . . . . .89                 The Kite Runner . . . . . . . . . . 23, 96                     Assumed into Heaven. . . . . . .82
      5@5: I’m Your Man . . . . . . . . . . .82                 Dead Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82              Kiviuq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96        Red Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
      5@5: Take This Longing . . . . . . .82                    Dear Lemon Lima, . . . . . . . . . . . .82                   Knee Deep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97             Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
      5@5: The Future . . . . . . . . . . . . .82               The Death Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83                Kobra’s Decision . . . . . . . . . . . . .97                Rendition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
      5@5: There Is a War . . . . . . . . . .83                 Deface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83                                                                       Reservation Road . . . . . . . 51, 104
      5@5: Waiting for the Miracle . . .83
      7 Islands and a Metro . . . . . . . . .83
      14 Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
                                                                Delirium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                Dessert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                Dig-It-All! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                                                                         l   Laviva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
                                                                                                                             Learning to Curse . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                                                                             Learning to Fly: A First Year of
                                                                                                                                                                                         Riding Solo to the Top of
                                                                                                                                                                                            the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Rind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
      365 (nascor nasci natus) . . . . . .84                    Diving Bell and the Butterfly . . . .90                          BASE Jumping . . . . . . . . . . 103                    The Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
      27,000 Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90           Djanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90         Left in Baghdad . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85               Runa’s Spell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                Doubletime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90             The Life Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
a     All the Way Home . . . . . . . . . . . .85
      Anatomy 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
                                                                Drained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
                                                                DVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
                                                                                                                             Little Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
                                                                                                                             London to Brighton . . . . . . . . . . .98
                                                                                                                                                                                     s   Salim Baba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
                                                                                                                                                                                         Sarah & Dee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
      Anita O’Day: The Life of a                                                                                             Los ABCs ¡Qué Vivan                                         The Savages . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 104
          Jazz Singer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
      Anthem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                            e   Elvis and Anabelle . . . . . . . . . . . .91
                                                                The End of the Neubacher
                                                                                                                                 los Muertos! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
                                                                                                                             Love and War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
                                                                                                                                                                                         Shadow Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
      Aquarium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82             Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91           Luna: Spirit of the Whale . . . . . .98                     Shipwrecked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
      August Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84              Eternally Yours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82              Lust, Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 98                Shuteye Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
      Autism: The Musical . . . . . . . . . .85                                                                                                                                          Slum Noir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107

b     Balloon Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82         f   Fetch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
                                                                Flutterby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86      m   M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
                                                                                                                             Magic Cellar: Where Stories
                                                                                                                                                                                         Soldiers of Conscience . . . . . . 105
                                                                                                                                                                                         Stages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
      Battleship Potemkin. . . . . . . 24, 85                   Fore Checking Grandpa . . . . . . .82                           Come From . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100                  Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
      Beaufort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85        Four Sheets to the Wind . . . . . . .91                      Man in the Chair. . . . . . . . . . 22, 98                  Starting Out in the Evening . . 105
      Bee-ing Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85          Frozen Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92            Maré Capoeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100                 The Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
      Before and After Kissing                                  Fumi and the Bad Luck Foot. . 100                            Margot at the Wedding . . . . .57, 99                       Strong Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
         Maria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82                                                                     Meany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86         Svein and His Rat . . . . . . . . . . 106
      Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                            g   Garlic Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86             Michael Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
      Betty Boop for President . . . . . 109
      Black and White: Ladies
                                                                A Gentlemen’s Duel . . . . . . . . .107
                                                                Gilles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
                                                                                                                             Mind the Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
                                                                                                                             Miss Universe 1929 . . . . . . . . . .99                t   Tanghi Argentini . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
                                                                                                                                                                                         Tatterson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
         Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100          Glitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107          Misty Mountain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82              Things We Lost in the Fire . . . 106
      Black and White: Movie                                    Go Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92              Monsoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83           The Three Musketeers . . . . 30, 106
         Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100          Gone Baby Gone . . . . . . . . . . . .92                     Moonman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86             To Paint the Portrait of a Bird . . .83
      Blame It on Fidel . . . . . . . . . . . . .86             Grace Is Gone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93                Mr. Dial Has Something to Say 100                           Tooned to Murder: Daring Duels
      Blow Your Kazoo!. . . . . . . . . . . . .86               A Great Big Robot Stole                                      My Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94                 and Dastardly Deeds . . . . . .107
      The Blue Shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107                 My Homework . . . . . . . . . . . 100                     My Brother Is an Only Child. . . 110                        The Trips Festival . . . . . . . . . . . .107
      Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy . . 106                        The Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85                My Enemy’s Enemy . . . . . . . . . 100                      Turn Back South . . . . . . . . . . . 102
      The Bottle Half Empty . . . . . . . . .94                 A Guest of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93                                                                          Tuya’s Marriage . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
      Bounce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
      The Boy Who Had No Story . . 100
                                                            h   Hard-Boiled Chicken . . . . . . . . . .86                o   Operation: Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
                                                                                                                             The Orphanage . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
                                                                                                                                                                                     u   The Ugly Duckling
      Bullet Proof Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . .85             Hawaikii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82           Outer and Inner Spaces . . . . . 100                          and Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 107
      Bunnies and Butterflies . . . . . . . .86                 The Headman and I . . . . . . . . . . .89                                                                                Uranya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
      Butterfly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86       Heartbreak Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
                                                                Help Is Coming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90             p   The Paper Will Be Blue . . . . . . 101
                                                                                                                             Park(ing) Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
                                                                                                                                                                                         Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

c     California Dreamin’ (Endless) . . .86
      Caramel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
                                                                The Homecoming . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                House of the Olive Trees. . . . . . .82
                                                                                                                             Passion and Power: The
                                                                                                                                Technology of Orgasm . . . . 101
                                                                                                                                                                                     v   Validation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
                                                                                                                                                                                         Violet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
      Carrot! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86       How to Cook Your Life . . . . . . . .93                      Peace Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
      Cassandra’s Dream . . . . . . . . . . .87                                                                              The People’s Advocate:
                                                                                                                                                                                     w   Warchild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
      Catastrophe in the Hotel
        del Gallo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94       i   Ice Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                iGeneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                                                                                The Life & Times of
                                                                                                                                Charles R. Garry . . . . . . . . . 101
                                                                                                                                                                                         The Way I Spent the End of
                                                                                                                                                                                           the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
      Charlie and Lola: But That Is                             The iGeneration Download . . . . .94                         Phantom Canyon . . . . . . . . . . . . .90                  We’ve All Fallen from Mars . . . . .86
        My Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100            I’m Not There . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94              The Pig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94         Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
      Cheating the Dream . . . . . . . . . .94                  In Search of a Midnight Kiss . . . .94                       The Pixar Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101               Welcome to Nollywood . . . . . . 109
      Chicago 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87            In Superheroes We Trust . . . . . .94                        The Planning Lady . . . . . . . . . . . .82                 What Makes You Different from
      Chinese Dumplings . . . . . . . . . . .82                 The Instrumentalist. . . . . . . . . . .107                  Pollen Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85               Everybody Else? . . . . . . . . . . .94
      Clouds Over Conakry . . . . . . . . .87                   Into the Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19            Pop Foul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82          When Darkness Falls. . . . . . . . 109
      Cold Rust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90         Irina Palm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95           Portable Living Room . . . . . . . 100                      When Elvis Came to Visit . . . . . .82
      The Colors of Memory . . . . . . . . .88                  Iron Ladies of Liberia . . . . . . . . . .95                 Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102              When I Grow Up . . . . . . . . . . . .107
      Come Blow Your Kazoo! . . . . . . .86                                                                                  Postcards from Tora Bora . . . . 102                        Wild Boys of the Road . . . . . . 109
      Common Enemies . . . . . . . . . . 101
      Compound Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
      Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
                                                            j   Jabberwocky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                Jellyfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
                                                                The Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
                                                                                                                             Presque Isle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
                                                                                                                             The Price of Sugar . . . . . . . . . . 102
                                                                                                                             Primate Cinema: Baboons
                                                                                                                                                                                         Women of Tibet: A Quiet
                                                                                                                                                                                           Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
                                                                                                                                                                                         Words and Music by
      The Crazy Quilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88             Joe Strummer: The Future                                        as Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90               Jerry Herman . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
      Cross Your Eyes Keep                                         Is Unwritten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95              Pump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
        Them Wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
      Crossing the Dust . . . . . . . . . . . .89
                                                                Juncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
                                                                The Jungle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
                                                                                                                             Puss and the Moon . . . . . . . . . . .86
                                                                                                                                                                                     y   Yella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

                                                                Jungle Beat—Born to Be Wild . . .86
                                                                                                                         q   Que Viva la Lucha (Wrestling
                                                                                                                               in Tijuana). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
                                                                                                                             The Quiet World . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

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