The Drovers Wife stands out at Mill Valley Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: A hybrid event for its 44th year, ‘The Drovers Wife’ a standout

Mark Fishkin founded the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1977. Through his efforts and the contributions of others, this small festival has grown into an eleven-day event filled with films both local and international, as well as a strong community focus on the Bay area. A hybrid event in...
Jenna Malone in 'Porcupine' at the Napa Valley Film Festival

What’s Happening: ‘Porcupine’ with Jena Malone premieres at Napa Valley Film Festival

All access screening passes for $99 will allow unlimited streaming access to the schedule of films throughout the festival.
Spotlight on 'Dune' director Denis Villeneuve at the Mill Valley Film Festival

Spotlight on ‘Dune’ director Denis Villeneuve at Mill Valley Film Festival

Actor/director Maggie Gyllenhaal ('The Last Daughter') also gets a spotlight at MVFF44.
The Sundance Institute Announces Joana Vicente as CEO

Indie Film: Producer Joana Vicente named new Sundance Institute CEO

The Sundance Institute -- host of the annual Sundance Film Festival -- today named independent media veteran and producer (Awake, Capharnaüm) Joana Vicente its new CEO. Per the email announcement from Sundance Chair Pat Mitchell: "Joana comes to Sundance as a true champion of discovering, incubating, and encouraging independent artistry in...
La La Land - Mill Valley Film Festival - Interview Video

What’s Happening: Mill Valley Film Festival 2021 returns this Fall with hybrid format

One of the region's preeminent festivals returns this Fall. Organizers of the Mill Valley Film Festival -- presented by the California Film Institute (CFI) -- have announced that the 2021 edition will feature both online screenings and in-person screenings across the San Francisco Bay Area: "The 2021 Festival will continue to...
'Linsanity' film, playing at CAAMFest San Francisco film festival

Indie Film: Asian American CAAMFest film screenings underway in San Francisco

CAAMFest, a San Francisco-based film festival, runs May 13-23, 2021. Best in Asian and Asian American stories. Live virtual film screenings. On-demand screenings. Also at FLIX, San Francisco's only drive-in theater at Fort Mason. CAAM, the Center for Asian American Media, has scheduled a robust slate of programming for its 21st annual CAAMFest in...
Miss Americana - Taylor Swift

Film News: Sundance Film Festival returns in-person for 2022

Some good news for those who enjoy attending film festivals the old fashioned way: in-person. Sundance today announced that it would be shifting to a hybrid model for the 2022 edition of its storied film festival. That means, as is all too common these days, a virtual component. But it also...
'Naked Singularity' starring John Boyega, directed by Chase Palmer

San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off April 9, features both live events and streaming programs

In addition to being the longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is, per organizers, "a showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities." The 64th edition runs April 9–18 with both live events and streaming programs,...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Here’s what’s steaming in April on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime

Whether you're bored or are an auditory learner looking for a documentary to play in the background, there's something for you.