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Mi Familia Will Screen: Q&A After Film

By Kristin Suratt on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 in 2018, Crown Hall, Mendocino Village, Narrative, News.

The sweeping saga Mi Familia (My Family), a 1995 independent American drama directed and co-written by Oscar-nominated director Gregory Nava (El Norte) has just been added to the roster of 55 films shown at this year’s festival. The screening will be on Friday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Crown Hall in Mendocino. Director Gregory Nava Read the full article…


Art Collective: Meow Wolf Radio Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 in 2018, Festival Tent, Films on the Arts, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News.

How does an art collective, “a scrappy, anarchist-bent, psychedelic art collective” that started with a group of kids in a Santa Fe basement, become a multi-million dollar business employing more than 150 artists?  Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller created the film Meow Wolf: Origin Story to show us how it all began, and they will Read the full article…


Greenwashing: Biomass vs. Forests Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in 2018, Documentary, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News, Short Film.

Greenwashing is a term that describes a company or organization that spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually working to minimize environmental impact. Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?  is a short documentary film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, and part of the Weed, Water, and Read the full article…


At-Risk Youth: Quest Interview Forthright Radio

By Kristin Suratt on Monday, May 7th, 2018 in 2018, Coast Cinemas, Crown Hall, Narrative, News.

At-risk youth and graffiti artist Mills wants to avoid his abusive stepfather, so he stays out all night tagging. He’s on a downward spiral that leads to bad grades, outbursts in school, and juvenile detention on an assault charge. Filmmaker Santiago Rizzo’s childhood in Berkeley is portrayed in Quest, his remarkably honest autobiographical film. Listen Read the full article…


A Burlesque Story: James Lester Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Friday, May 4th, 2018 in Festival Tent, Films on the Arts, News.

Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story—Filmmaker James Lester and Mendocino native Darlinda, Just Darlinda discuss the film with radio host Blake More on KZYX radio. The film portrays contemporary burlesque culture in New York City through the lives of several performers, including Miss Jezebel Express, Gal Friday, Hazel Honeysuckle, Perle Noire, and the Schlep Sisters, Darlinda Just Read the full article…


Women Warriors ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 in Documentary, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News.

Tune in to Forthright Radio for Joy LaClaire’s interview with Jenny Murray about her documentary film, ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! which depicts the crucial role played by the women who fought in Nicaragua during the reign of the Somoza government. The film uses both archival footage from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, and recent interviews. These women Read the full article…


Sneak Peek of Three Films

By Shan on Friday, March 30th, 2018 in 2018, News.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be the first to hear all about the films we have chosen for this year’s Mendocino Film Festival June 1-3. Join or renew as a festival member and be at the head of the line for ticket purchases for all of the great films on this year’s schedule. The full Read the full article…


Earth Day Festival – Noyo Food Forest

By Shan on Friday, March 30th, 2018 in 2018, News.

Don’t miss this Earth Day Festival at this April 21, 2018, and be sure to check out the silent auction where you can win one of our VIP Packages for Mendocino Film Festival!   Earth Day Festival


A great story by Kira Wojack

By Shan on Friday, March 30th, 2018 in News.

“We love movies. They inspire us. Incite us. Invite us to experience other worlds. As for the artists who make the movies, they, too, love the art form. Through film, they breathe life into their vision and share a part of themselves with us.” A great story by Kira Wojack in April’s Real Estate Magazine emphasizes the Read the full article…