Multiple Screening Times and Venues
Proudly sponsored by Fowler Subaru.
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
Friday, June 2, 5:30 pm, Festival Tent
Saturday, June 3, 10:15 am, Coast Cinemas, Fort Bragg
Sunday, June 4, 3:00 pm, Festival Tent
Ann Walker and Kira Wojack return to curate another award-winning Short Films Program, this time with a twist: nothing goes as planned for our heroes (or anti-heroes, as the case may be). From the surprising to the serendipitous, these sometimes serious, sometimes comical developments throw a wrench in the works, but all of these short films will have you cheering on our protagonists as they struggle to adapt to unexpected turns of events and the ensuing complications — which are often of their making. This hilarious and heartwarming program features three 2017 Academy Award nominees and one Academy Award winner. 78 min.
Film and live musical performance featuring The Steven Bates Band.
Friday, June 2, 8:00 – 11:30 pm Crown Hall, Mendocino
Watch this 2017 Sundance selection and learn about the largely unacknowledged Native American influence on American music, particularly rock and roll. Then stay and dance the night away to the roots-rock, high-energy, live performance of the Steven Bates Band. A Mendocino Coast native, Steven Bates is widely acclaimed as a gifted songwriter, a superb vocalist, and an extraordinary guitar-hero. He has written numerous songs with an eye toward making audiences want to get up and dance while leaving them feeling exhilarated, rejuvenated, and clamoring for more.
Produced by Hugh Dignon and Rock The Ground Productions.
Proudly Sponsored by KOZT
Film and dance party featuring special guest DJ DRAGONFLY
Saturday, June 3, 8:00 – 11:30 pm Crown Hall, Mendocino
Dance Party produced by Enchanted Forest Gathering Motivated by a mission of peace through music and a dream of “making the world smaller by making the party bigger,” revel in this feel-good documentary filmed in Havana, Cuba. Then join in the after-party dance with DJ Dragonfly, who shines a spotlight on the electronic dance scene’s urban/indigenous vibe with his simple mission statement of: Come! Find and lose yourself in the sonic maelstrom of positive pulsations, community goodness and deep whomp. See you on the dance floor.
Dance Party produced by Enchanted Forest Gathering
Proudly Sponsored by Dick’s Place and Frankie’s Pizza
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 am – 12:00 p, Matheson Performing Arts Center, Mendocino
Featuring the best short films from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, these whimsical stories will delight children of all ages. As part of our Children’s Program, the Mendocino Film Festival is giving away a brand-new bicycle to one lucky young artist in our art raffle, sponsored by Sean Leland State Farm! Visit Sean Leland State Farm or the Mendocino Film Festival office to pick up an entry form and pages for your little animator to color.
Sunday, June 4 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Festival Tent
The Mendocino Coast Humane Society has been saving animals’ lives since 1987. We are delighted to partner with our friends there to present a mobile adoption during our screening of the film Kedi. Before and after the screening, meet adorable animals looking for their forever homes and find your new best friend at this special event supporting the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. Kedi is a documentary of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.
If you’re looking for a feline friend of your own, the Mendocino Coast Humane Society will be holding a Mobile Adoption Event at the Festival Tent on Sunday, June 4th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Sunday, June 4 5:30 pm, Festival Tent
Join us as we conclude another wonderful year and celebrate our homegrown talent with Reel Mendo, a showcase of Mendocino filmmakers.
Proudly sponsored by The Leonard Moore Cooperative