“As different as they all are, the films at MVFF have a few things in common: They entertain and have something to say in creative ways; they connect us all as people, despite our differences; and the emotions and ideas they express are universal in nature," MVFF founder and executive director Mark Fishkin wrote in introducing the lineup.
Here's a roundup on the 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival:
Opening Night: Just Mercy – Oct. 3
Closing Night: Ford v. Ferrari & Motherless Brooklyn
Mind the Gap Award: Anna Serner
Spotlight: Olivia Wilde
Spotlight: Robert Pattinson & The Lighthouse
Tribute: Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Spotlight: Kristen Stewart, Seberg
Tribute: Director Michael Apted, 63 Up
Mind the Gap Masterclass: Laura Dern
Spotlight: Director Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Tribute: Barbara Rush
MVFF42 also features screenings of a pair of landmark restorations: Thousand Pieces of Gold, director Nancy Kelly's beloved masterwork, a harrowing and inspiring tale of resilience, survival, and unexpected romance, as well as The Unbearable Llightness of Being, Philip Kaufman’s sweeping adaptation of Milan Kundera’s classic novel, once thought to be unfilmable. Kaufman and actress Lena Olin are expected to attend the event, set for Saturday, October 12 at 5pm at the Smith Rafael Film Center.
MVFF42's regular screenings also include The Irishman, Martin Scorsese's epic, 210-minute mafia tale of Frank Sheeran maintains ties with the Bufalino crime family and claims to have killed fellow Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.
The 411: The 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival is Oct. 3-13 at venues in Mill Valley, San Rafael, Corte Madera and Larkspur. Advance ticket packages and passes are on sale now. CFI members can purchase single tickets in advance of the general public beginning Sunday, September 8. General Public single tickets on sale Saturday, September 14. MORE INFO & TIX.
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