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After the Fall

An insurance broker (Wes Bentley) with a strict moral code loses his job and discovers a different, riskier line of work in this finely tuned feature debut where conceit and conscience clash-and doing the right thing is not quite as obvious as it seems.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 8:00 PM
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 2:00 PM
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ALLoT (A Long List of Things)

For those who grew up alongside Michael Apted’s epic Up Series, multimedia wizard John Sanborn has upped the ante with ALLoT of mindful self-reflection and plenty of heart in a film following the lives of 15 friends who meet again, 40 years after high school.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 7:30 PM
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 8:30 PM
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 8:00 PM
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Black and White

Centerpiece program and party featuring a conversation with director Mike Binder. After the deaths of his wife and daughter, an attorney (Kevin Costner) becomes entangled in a custody battle with his biracial granddaughter’s paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer). This complicated yet hopeful film explores a volatile discussion in American life and aims straight for the heart.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 2:45 PM
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A Bridge to a Border

Rob Nilsson (Collapse, MVFF 2013; Maelstrom, MVFF 2012) reflects on the subject of domestic terrorism from the perspective of those lured into its web, delivering a compelling political thriller with a deeply philosophical bent.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 9:00 PM
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 2:45 PM
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Dracula vs. Frankenstein

Come one, come all! Bask in the badly lit glow of lowbrow early ’70s dreck on the big screen! Behold the twisted visions of schlockmeister Al Adamson, the mute man-boy of Lon Chaney, Jr., and the strangest Dracula of all time! This is unadulterated Z-movie euphoria. *This film is part of Metallica: MVFF Artists in Residence series. Kirk Hammett will be hosting the screening and introducing the film.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 10:00 PM
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Foxcatcher

Director Bennett Miller won at Cannes for this hypnotic and multilayered drama based on the “stranger-than-fiction” true story of Olympic-wrestler brothers (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (an eerie Steve Carell) to train at his family estate.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 8:30 PM
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 8:30 PM
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The Future Starts Here

A wildly entertaining ride exploring what it means to be human in our increasingly connected world, Mill Valley native Tiffany Shlain’s Emmy-nominated web series delves into motherhood, robots, and tech etiquette, while enticing the audience to shape where humanity is headed, in this interactive screening.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 6:00 PM
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The Hi De Ho Show

“Get Ready”: This Hi De Ho homage to the great American soul labels, curated by music-meister John Goddard from his personal video collection, promises to inspire “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”-and not “just a little bit!”
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 8:45 PM
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 3:00 PM
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Opening Night: The Homesman

Writer-director Tommy Lee Jones brings classic scope and modern sensitivity to this literal anti-Western about a spinster (Hilary Swank) and a claim jumper (Jones) escorting three deranged women eastward through a dangerous and desolate frontier landscape.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 6:45 PM7:00 PM
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Imperial Dreams

In this electrifying feature debut, aspiring novelist Bambi returns to his Watts neighborhood after two years in prison to extricate himself and his young son from their criminally compromised family.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 5:30 PM
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 2:00 PM
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 11:30 AM
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The Judge

In The Judge, Downey stars as big-city defense attorney Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 6:30 PM
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 4:00 PM
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Laggies

Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz lead a terrific comedic cast in the journey of one aimless 20-something’s unlikely road to self-discovery.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 3:00 PM
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Like Sunday, Like Rain

Special screening and party featuring a conversation with director Frank Whaley and actress Leighton Meester. When struggling young musician Eleanor (Leighton Meester, in the antithesis of Gossip Girl type) lands a job as a nanny for prodigy Reggie, their unanticipated friendship irrevocably alters both of their lives.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 7:00 PM
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 4:15 PM
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 3:45 PM
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Low Down

Spotlight program and party featuringa conversation with Elle Fanning. Elle Fanning is Amy-Jo, growing up surrounded by music and love with her gifted but troubled jazz pianist father, Joe Albany (John Hawkes), in 1970s Los Angeles. Excellent filmmaking and spot-on casting bring A.J. Albany’s memoir to life on the screen.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 7:00 PM
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 2:15 PM
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Lucky Stiff

A sad-sack London shoe salesman’s drab, kitchen-sink-drama existence bursts into a Technicolor musical when an American uncle he never knew leaves him a fortune-on the condition that he fulfill the terms of the will during a fun-filled week in Monte Carlo.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 8:15 PM
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:30 AM
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Opening Night: Men, Women & Children

Special guest: director Jason Reitman. Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-images, and their love lives.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 7:00 PM
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Nightcrawler

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 7:30 PM
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St. Vincent

The beloved Bill Murray stars as a decidedly unlovable grouch who’s charged with looking after the precocious kid next door in this darkly comedic and surprisingly sweet film, which also features Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, and Naomi Watts.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 5:30 PM
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 8:30 PM
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