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Thursday May 25 2017
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LONG STRANGE TRIP
Thu, May 25 1:00 PM (260 min)
For Deadheads, the words "four-hour Grateful Dead documentary" will generate a level of excitement second only to the first notes of "Bertha" at the Greek Theater. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and produced by Martin Scorsese, this spellbinding epic captures the Dead’s wild, multi-decade journey from scruffy local hippies to the biggest band in the universe. The film’s thoughtful, thorough exploration of a great American rock group will make you laugh, cry and feel that magic Dead energy from the opening frame. Featuring never-before-seen concert footage and illuminating interviews with band members, Long Strange Trip captures the spirit of an eclectic ensemble who embraced freedom and fun above all else. Bar-Lev adds the colorful voices of roadies, recording engineers, tour managers, fans and friends to paint a vivid, vibrant and occasionally dire picture of groundbreaking artists searching for connection, meaning and light in the strangest of places.
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LIKE CRAZY
Thu, May 25 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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LONG STRANGE TRIP
Thu, May 25 5:45 PM (260 min)
For Deadheads, the words "four-hour Grateful Dead documentary" will generate a level of excitement second only to the first notes of "Bertha" at the Greek Theater. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and produced by Martin Scorsese, this spellbinding epic captures the Dead’s wild, multi-decade journey from scruffy local hippies to the biggest band in the universe. The film’s thoughtful, thorough exploration of a great American rock group will make you laugh, cry and feel that magic Dead energy from the opening frame. Featuring never-before-seen concert footage and illuminating interviews with band members, Long Strange Trip captures the spirit of an eclectic ensemble who embraced freedom and fun above all else. Bar-Lev adds the colorful voices of roadies, recording engineers, tour managers, fans and friends to paint a vivid, vibrant and occasionally dire picture of groundbreaking artists searching for connection, meaning and light in the strangest of places.
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LONG STRANGE TRIP
Thu, May 25 6:30 PM (260 min)
For Deadheads, the words "four-hour Grateful Dead documentary" will generate a level of excitement second only to the first notes of "Bertha" at the Greek Theater. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and produced by Martin Scorsese, this spellbinding epic captures the Dead’s wild, multi-decade journey from scruffy local hippies to the biggest band in the universe. The film’s thoughtful, thorough exploration of a great American rock group will make you laugh, cry and feel that magic Dead energy from the opening frame. Featuring never-before-seen concert footage and illuminating interviews with band members, Long Strange Trip captures the spirit of an eclectic ensemble who embraced freedom and fun above all else. Bar-Lev adds the colorful voices of roadies, recording engineers, tour managers, fans and friends to paint a vivid, vibrant and occasionally dire picture of groundbreaking artists searching for connection, meaning and light in the strangest of places.
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LIKE CRAZY
Thu, May 25 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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Friday May 26 2017
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BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY
Fri, May 26 3:30 PM (94 min)
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the 1960s that you’ve never heard of. His hits include Twist and Shout, Hang on Sloopy and Brown Eyed Girl, and he helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. In this Mill Valley Film Festival favorite, co-director Brett Berns tells his late father’s story through rare performance footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney. Directors: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles. (US 2016) 95 min.
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OBIT.
Fri, May 26 3:45 PM (93 min)
The first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The New York Times, this is a lively and inspiring look at a handful of dedicated journalists who contribute to our cultural memory. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps (and ten minutes before news hits the web), an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1,000 words. With humor and insight, the film goes beyond the bylines to invite some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. The Times’ participants include William McDonald, Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello and Jeff Roth. Consulting Producer & Archivist: Kenn Rabin. Director: Vanessa Gould. US 2016) 95 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Fri, May 26 4:00 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Fri, May 26 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Fri, May 26 5:45 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Fri, May 26 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Fri, May 26 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
Fri, May 26 8:15 PM (102 min)
Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneer in the emerging California cuisine movement. He went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Several years later, Tower walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface at New York’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. Featuring interviews with Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and others, this delicious documentary tells the story of America’s first celebrity chef and explores the man’s culinary genius and enigmatic mystery. Director: Lydia Tenaglia. (US 2016) 102 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Fri, May 26 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Saturday May 27 2017
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LIKE CRAZY
Sat, May 27 1:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Sat, May 27 1:15 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sat, May 27 1:45 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY
Sat, May 27 3:30 PM (94 min)
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the 1960s that you’ve never heard of. His hits include Twist and Shout, Hang on Sloopy and Brown Eyed Girl, and he helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. In this Mill Valley Film Festival favorite, co-director Brett Berns tells his late father’s story through rare performance footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney. Directors: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles. (US 2016) 95 min.
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OBIT.
Sat, May 27 3:45 PM (93 min)
The first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The New York Times, this is a lively and inspiring look at a handful of dedicated journalists who contribute to our cultural memory. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps (and ten minutes before news hits the web), an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1,000 words. With humor and insight, the film goes beyond the bylines to invite some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. The Times’ participants include William McDonald, Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello and Jeff Roth. Consulting Producer & Archivist: Kenn Rabin. Director: Vanessa Gould. US 2016) 95 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sat, May 27 4:00 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Sat, May 27 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Sat, May 27 5:45 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sat, May 27 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Sat, May 27 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
Sat, May 27 8:15 PM (102 min)
Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneer in the emerging California cuisine movement. He went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Several years later, Tower walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface at New York’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. Featuring interviews with Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and others, this delicious documentary tells the story of America’s first celebrity chef and explores the man’s culinary genius and enigmatic mystery. Director: Lydia Tenaglia. (US 2016) 102 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sat, May 27 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Sunday May 28 2017
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LIKE CRAZY
Sun, May 28 1:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Sun, May 28 1:15 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sun, May 28 1:45 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY
Sun, May 28 3:30 PM (94 min)
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the 1960s that you’ve never heard of. His hits include Twist and Shout, Hang on Sloopy and Brown Eyed Girl, and he helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. In this Mill Valley Film Festival favorite, co-director Brett Berns tells his late father’s story through rare performance footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney. Directors: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles. (US 2016) 95 min.
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OBIT.
Sun, May 28 3:45 PM (93 min)
The first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The New York Times, this is a lively and inspiring look at a handful of dedicated journalists who contribute to our cultural memory. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps (and ten minutes before news hits the web), an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1,000 words. With humor and insight, the film goes beyond the bylines to invite some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. The Times’ participants include William McDonald, Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello and Jeff Roth. Consulting Producer & Archivist: Kenn Rabin. Director: Vanessa Gould. US 2016) 95 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sun, May 28 4:00 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Sun, May 28 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Sun, May 28 5:45 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sun, May 28 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Sun, May 28 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
Sun, May 28 8:15 PM (102 min)
Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneer in the emerging California cuisine movement. He went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Several years later, Tower walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface at New York’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. Featuring interviews with Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and others, this delicious documentary tells the story of America’s first celebrity chef and explores the man’s culinary genius and enigmatic mystery. Director: Lydia Tenaglia. (US 2016) 102 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Sun, May 28 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Monday May 29 2017
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LIKE CRAZY
Mon, May 29 1:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Mon, May 29 1:15 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Mon, May 29 1:45 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY
Mon, May 29 3:30 PM (94 min)
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the 1960s that you’ve never heard of. His hits include Twist and Shout, Hang on Sloopy and Brown Eyed Girl, and he helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. In this Mill Valley Film Festival favorite, co-director Brett Berns tells his late father’s story through rare performance footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney. Directors: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles. (US 2016) 95 min.
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OBIT.
Mon, May 29 3:45 PM (93 min)
The first documentary to look into the world of editorial obituaries, via the legendary obit desk at The New York Times, this is a lively and inspiring look at a handful of dedicated journalists who contribute to our cultural memory. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps (and ten minutes before news hits the web), an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1,000 words. With humor and insight, the film goes beyond the bylines to invite some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory and the inevitable passage of time. The Times’ participants include William McDonald, Margalit Fox, Bruce Weber, William Grimes, Douglas Martin, Paul Vitello and Jeff Roth. Consulting Producer & Archivist: Kenn Rabin. Director: Vanessa Gould. US 2016) 95 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Mon, May 29 4:00 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Mon, May 29 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Mon, May 29 5:45 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Mon, May 29 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Mon, May 29 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
Mon, May 29 8:15 PM (102 min)
Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneer in the emerging California cuisine movement. He went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Several years later, Tower walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface at New York’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. Featuring interviews with Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and others, this delicious documentary tells the story of America’s first celebrity chef and explores the man’s culinary genius and enigmatic mystery. Director: Lydia Tenaglia. (US 2016) 102 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Mon, May 29 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Tuesday May 30 2017
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LIKE CRAZY
Tue, May 30 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Tue, May 30 5:45 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Tue, May 30 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Tue, May 30 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
Tue, May 30 8:15 PM (102 min)
Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneer in the emerging California cuisine movement. He went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Several years later, Tower walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface at New York’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. Featuring interviews with Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and others, this delicious documentary tells the story of America’s first celebrity chef and explores the man’s culinary genius and enigmatic mystery. Director: Lydia Tenaglia. (US 2016) 102 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Tue, May 30 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Wednesday May 31 2017
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LIKE CRAZY
Wed, May 31 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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A QUIET PASSION
Wed, May 31 5:45 PM (125 min)
Cynthia Nixon delivers a triumphant performance as American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), personifying the wit, intellect and pathos of the woman whose genius came to be recognized only after her death. She wrote 1,800 poems, but fewer than a dozen were published during her lifetime. Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies brings both humor and intensity to his portrait of Emily and her inner turmoil. Co-starring Jennifer Ehle as her sister Lavinia and Keith Carradine as their father, the film evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family, along with the sometimes-stifling manners, mores and spiritual convictions of the time that she struggled with and transcended in her poetry. Rated PG-13. With Jodhi May, Emma Bell, Catherine Bailey. Writer/Director: Terence Davies. (UK 2016) 126 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Wed, May 31 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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LIKE CRAZY
Wed, May 31 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
Wed, May 31 8:15 PM (102 min)
Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy, began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneer in the emerging California cuisine movement. He went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Several years later, Tower walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface at New York’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. Featuring interviews with Anthony Bourdain, Mario Batali, Ruth Reichl, Martha Stewart and others, this delicious documentary tells the story of America’s first celebrity chef and explores the man’s culinary genius and enigmatic mystery. Director: Lydia Tenaglia. (US 2016) 102 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Wed, May 31 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Thursday June 01 2017
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LIKE CRAZY
Thu, Jun 1 5:30 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Thu, Jun 1 6:15 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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ALICE COOPER: WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE
Thu, Jun 1 7:00 PM (84 min)
Tom Silberkleit, whose father produced the film, will present a rare 35mm screening of this classic 1975 concert film starring Alice Cooper, the “Godfather of Shock Rock.” Hosted by Vincent Price, this dynamic concert film is filled with a riot of color, song, lighting and outrageous settings. Band members include Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter (guitar), Prakash John (bass), Josef Chirowski (keyboards) and Pentti Glan (drums). Following the screening, Silberkleit will participate in a discussion moderated by journalist David Templeton. Rated PG. Executive Producer: William B. Silberkleit. Choreographer/Director: David Winters. (US 1975) 84 min. plus discussion.
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LIKE CRAZY
Thu, Jun 1 8:00 PM (116 min)
Beatrice (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to brag she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti) is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. Both are patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic in Tuscany. Paolo Virzì’s comedy-drama tells the story of the unpredictable friendship that develops between the two women when they take a chance to flee from custody and re-enter the open-air nuthouse that is known as the world of sane people. In Italian with English subtitles. With Anna Galiena. Writers: Francesca Archibugi, Paolo Virzì. Director: Paolo Virzì. (Italy/France 2016) 116 min.
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WAKEFIELD
Thu, Jun 1 8:30 PM (109 min)
What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window-an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretches longer than he planned, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, WAKEFIELD is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all. Director: Robin Swicord. (US 2017) 109 min.
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Friday June 09 2017
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THE LAST DALAI LAMA?
Fri, Jun 9 7:30 PM (81 min)
In Person: Filmmaker Mickey Lemle | Screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival, this new documentary by Mickey Lemle (Compassion in Exile, Ram Dass Fierce Grace) takes an intimate look at the enduring good humor and gentle wisdom of His Holiness at the age of 81. Addressing his own mortality, the Dalai Lama considers the challenges of the prospect of his reincarnation, with Tibet still in Chinese control. His urgency and dedication come through powerfully. Filmed on location in India, and featuring vivid archival footage, with an original score by Philip Glass and Tenzin Choegyal. (USA 2016) 81 min. plus discussion.
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Saturday June 10 2017
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WANDERING
Sat, Jun 10 1:30 PM (120 min)
Directed by former Thai Buddhist monk Boonsong Nakphoo, Wandering follows a man as he slowly engages with a forest monk, and begins to rebuild a life after a tragedy. Beautifully filmed in rural locations in Thailand with a non-professional cast, the film is infused with a deep regard for Buddhist teachings, and never loses sight of the humanity and individuality of the search for peace. In Thai with English subtitles. (Thailand, 2016) 120 min. North American Premiere
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TZU CHI: DOING GOOD IN THE WORLD
Sat, Jun 10 4:30 PM (88 min)
In Person: Filmmaker Babeth Vanloo Tzu Chi is a remarkable nonprofit in Taiwan that runs hospitals, schools, recycling services, and emergency humanitarian aid efforts. The blue-jacketed Tzu Chi volunteers may be seen at disaster sites like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods all over the world. Master Cheng Yen, a Buddhist nun, leads this organization that she began single-handedly. Director Babeth VanLoo takes us behind the scenes to explore a unique approach to living a compassionate, engaged life. In English and in Taiwanese with English subtitles. (Netherlands/Taiwan 2017) 88 min. plus discussion. Bay Area Premiere
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LEONARD COHEN: I'M YOUR MAN & RECENT SHORT WORKS
Sat, Jun 10 7:30 PM (115 min)
Celebrated writer/musician/performer Leonard Cohen spent several years as a Zen Buddhist monk with Japanese teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi in Los Angeles. As tribute to Cohen and his music, this program offers a reprise of the excellent 2005 film by Australian Lian Lunson, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (featuring live performances of his songs by Bono, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright, Antony, Martha Wainwright and others), along with two new short films with Cohen, produced for the memorial events for Joshu Sasaki Roshi and Cohen himself. Program approximately 115 min.
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Sunday June 11 2017
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MY BUDDHA IS PUNK
Sun, Jun 11 1:30 PM (107 min)
In Person: Ellen Bruno & Filmmaker Kim Shelton The new Myanmar is one of the last places one would expect to find a vibrant punk rock scene, but filmmaker Andreas Hartmann reveals the beginnings of a youth culture newly released from martial law. Twenty-five year old Kyaw Kyaw performs with vigor, and offers his audiences a synthesis of Buddhism and punk that rejects religious dictates and political doctrine. (Myanmar/Germany, 2015) Filmed on location at a rural Buddhist nunnery in Myanmar by noted cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, director Kim Shelton’s A Thousand Mothers is an intimate look at the refuge and opportunity that a monastic life offers girls and women there, even as the nation begins to change. (Myanmar/USA, 2017) In English and Burmese with English subtitles. Program 107 min. plus discussion.
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FUKUSHIMA MON AMOUR
Sun, Jun 11 4:30 PM (108 min)
The compelling new film from German director Doris Dörrie (Enlightenment Guaranteed, Cherry Blossoms) intentionally evokes the French classic Hiroshima, Mon Amour, but gracefully reveals her own unique vision. Two women-one an older geisha, the other an aimless young German-try to build lives in “The Zone,” a wasteland beset by abandoned buildings and lingering radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. There is sly humor amidst the confusion and the memories. Co-starring Clowns Without Borders founder Moshe Cohen. (Germany/Japan 2016) German and Japanese with English subtitles.108 min.
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HEMA HEMA: SING ME A SONG WHILE I WAIT
Sun, Jun 11 7:30 PM (95 min)
Introduced by Wes "Scoop" Nisker The new feature by Tibetan Buddhist lama Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers and Magicians) unfolds mysteriously and surprisingly to reveal a world of masks and secrets in a rural Bhutan rarely seen. It’s strange, unpredictable, dreamlike, beautiful… a film about sex, death, identity, gender, and delusion. "Dazzling... self-discovery lies at the heart of this mesmerizing new film...a colorful plunge into a world where ancient rites can summon our noblest and our basest instincts” (Toronto International Film Festival). In Dzongkha with English subtitles. (Bhutan, 2016) 95 min. Bay Area Premiere
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Monday June 12 2017
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SACRED
Mon, Jun 12 6:00 PM (86 min)
At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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SACRED
Mon, Jun 12 8:00 PM (86 min)
At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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Tuesday June 13 2017
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SACRED
Tue, Jun 13 6:00 PM (86 min)
At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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SACRED
Tue, Jun 13 8:00 PM (86 min)
At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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Wednesday June 14 2017
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SACRED
Wed, Jun 14 6:00 PM (86 min)
At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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SACRED
Wed, Jun 14 8:00 PM (86 min)
At a time when religious hatred dominates the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience. Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon engaged more than 40 filmmaking teams worldwide to capture a broad range of religious traditions from more than 25 countries. He has assembled these scenes without narration to immerse us in the different religious practices and to demonstrate how people turn to prayer and ritual to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. Often wordless, with scenes in English, as well as in several languages with English subtitles, Sacred traces the arc from birth to death, with rituals both solemn and celebratory. Producer/Director: Thomas Lennon. (US 2016) 86 min.
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Sunday June 18 2017
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MONTEREY POP
Sun, Jun 18 4:15 PM (80 min)
50th Anniversary Restoration! Fifty years ago this weekend, June 16-18, 1967, the first (and only) Monterey International Pop Festival took place, ushering a new era of rock n roll and launching the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding. And they were just a few of the wildly diverse roster of performers, who also included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela and Ravi Shankar. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker has supervised a beautiful digital restoration of his cinma-vrit masterpiece (originally shot on 16mm!), and legendary music producer Eddie Kramer has engineered a 5.1 surround sound mix, so this film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival now sounds better than ever. (US 1968) 80 min.
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MONTEREY POP
Sun, Jun 18 6:30 PM (80 min)
50th Anniversary Restoration! Fifty years ago this weekend, June 16-18, 1967, the first (and only) Monterey International Pop Festival took place, ushering a new era of rock n roll and launching the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Otis Redding. And they were just a few of the wildly diverse roster of performers, who also included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela and Ravi Shankar. Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker has supervised a beautiful digital restoration of his cinma-vrit masterpiece (originally shot on 16mm!), and legendary music producer Eddie Kramer has engineered a 5.1 surround sound mix, so this film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival now sounds better than ever. (US 1968) 80 min.
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