Arts & Entertainment

Mill Valley Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup

The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), presented annually by the California Film Institute, is pleased to announced the complete lineup for the 40th edition of the festival. The festival will celebrate cinema throughout Marin County October 5-15, 2017 with a diverse array of acclaimed films, filmmakers, and events. Opening Night –DARKEST HOUR The festival will(…)

Mill Valley Film Festival Focuses on Women Directors and Stories.

The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) is proud to present the third year of our gender equity Initiative Mind The Gap: Women | Film | Tech, a festival-wide celebration and call to action, focused on the intersection of film and tech, culminating in an all-day Mind The Gap Summit at the Outdoor Art Club (OAC)(…)

Logo and the ACLU Partner for the Premiere of ‘Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer In Rural America’

The Emmy Award-Winning Logo Documentary Films and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today announced a partnership to promote the broadcast premiere of Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America.  The documentary, which follows Moises Serrano, an undocumented immigrant and gay man born in Mexico and raised in North Carolina, fighting for the American dream, will(…)

Stand-up Comedy On the Rise in Sonoma County

On a recent Saturday night the Laugh Cellar, Sonoma County’s newest venue for stand-up comedy, was packed, both with return customers and first-timers.Tucked away in a shopping center space off Highway 12 that previously has been home to a grocery store and a couple of different restaurants, the site has taken on a new life(…)

SF Gay Men’s Chorus Launches Tour to Fight Bigotry and Discrimination

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC), whose mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism and compassion, will kick off its 40th season by embarking on the Lavender Pen Tour from Oct. 7-15. The tour will visit various cities and small towns in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee,(…)

Mill Valley Film Fest to Honor Out Director Todd Haynes

 The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor acclaimed director Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven, Safe, I’m Not There) with a Tribute, featuring an onstage conversation and presentation of the MVFF Award in recognition of a career that exemplifies the art of great directing. Haynes was last here for MVFF30 in 2007 and(…)

Hollywood Films Aren’t More Inclusive, Despite a Decade of Advocacy

According to Professor Stacy L. Smith, author of a new study on inclusion in 900 top movies of the last decade, “Privilege still speaks, as white, straight, able-bodied men remain the norm on screen in film.” The report “Inequality in 900 Popular Films,” released today, from Smith and the Media, Diversity & Social Change (MDSC)(…)