LOVE, GILDA | FRIDAY JUNE 1, 8:00pm, FESTIVAL TENT | $25
Proudly sponsored by Dick’s and Whispering Pines
Come out for a special screening of Love, Gilda, the personal story of one of television’s most beloved comedians. Before the screening, hold on to your seats for a stand-up comedy performance by The Bad Aunties, a Bay Area-based comedy troupe featuring Judi Nihei, Diane Amos, and Debi Durst. These three women have over 100 years of personal experience between them! They bring laughter to the stage again and again. They are the best of the best. The Bad Aunties will make you laugh out loud on purpose against your will. A Q&A with the director will follow the film.
COCO | SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 10:00am, MATHESON | $5 CHILDREN, $10 ADULTS
Proudly sponsored by Sean Leland State Farm.
Have some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the Academy Award winning animated film, Coco—a story about young Miguel who, through his dream of becoming an accomplished musician, sets off on an extraordinary journey, unlocking the real story behind his family’s history. After the film we are joined by several of the film’s makers from the esteemed San Francisco Bay Area animation company, Pixar. They will be happy to answer any of your questions about this film!
WHISPER RAPTURE | SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 10:00am, CROWN HALL
$11 IN ADVANCE, $12 AT THE DOOR
Proudly sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Louis Miller and Wilbur Hot Springs.
We are honored to have Bonfire Madigan Shive, the film’s subject, bring us a live cello performance following the film’s screening. Starting on the cello at the age of nine, Madigan began her composing career at 15 in the Pacific Northwest Riot Grrrl scene, releasing music with seminal independent record labels K and Kill Rock Stars. She has been referred to as the “bastard child of Bjork and Tom Waits” and the “Bruce Springsteen
of chamber punk.” She’s a contributing author to the anthology Live Through This: On Creativity and Self Destruction and a founding collective member of The Icarus Project, a progressive, peer-led mental health community and support network. This will be an experience you will not want to miss.
GETTING NAKED | SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 8:00pm, FESTIVAL TENT | $25 Proudly Sponsored by Farr West.
Call out your wild and adventurous side and join us for an evening with the film Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story. The film will be followed by a Q&A with local mother of Darlinda, a performer featured in this film, and then a real-live Burlesque show featuring our very own Mendocino-based burlesque troupe, Les Filles Rouges! “If vaudeville, feminism, and good old-fashioned stripping had a lovechild, their unlikely offspring would be Les Filles Rouges.” With its unique blend of class, sass, and ass, Les Filles Rouges performs throughout California and Berlin, Germany. Vive la song, dance, and underpants! Get ready for a mind- opening evening! Must be 18 years or older.
Thursday, May 31, 7:00pm, Festival Tent (special members screening) | Friday, June 1, 5:30pm, Festival Tent Saturday, June 2, 10:30am, Coast Cinemas | Sunday, June 3, 10:00am, Festival Tent
Embark on an adventure with this series of lively short films from around the world about time, travel, and time travel. These award-winning films (including a 2018 Oscar nominee) feature protagonists in transit. Whether down memory lane, through wormholes, or into the backcountry, there’s no telling where they’ll end up. With high stakes, low stakes, and stake-outs, these short films are all about the journey, not the destination, so buckle up . . . you’re in for a real trip! 68min. DaveMullins,theAcademyAward-nominateddirectorofLou,willbeinattendanceforaQ&Afollowingthe Thursday and Friday screenings.
Sunday, June 3, 5:30pm, Festival Tent (Q&A with filmmakers after screening) $11 in advance, $12 at the door
Proudly sponsored by Diane Coryat & Ashok Khosla.
Join us as we conclude the 13th Annual Mendocino Film Festival with a showcase of our finest local filmmakers. Enjoy a taste of Mendocino’s homegrown talent with this sampling of the latest projects from our artistic and creative community. Following the program, stay for a Q&A with the filmmakers. 55 min.