Multiple Screening Times and Venues
Proudly sponsored by Fowler Surbaru.
$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 own making. This hilarious and heartwarming program features three 2017 Academy Award nominees and one Academy Award winner. 78 min.
Friday, June 2, 8:00 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
Saturday, June 3, 8:00 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 is renowned for his DJ style of being in “the moment, that place in time where the party, the people, the vibe, the sound system, the hour, the venue all conjoin as the unique ingredients alchemized by the music.” With a spotlight on the electronic dance scene’s urban/indigenous Third World vibe, DJ Dragonfly’s mission statement is simply this: Come! Find and lose yourself in the sonic maelstrom of positive pulsations, community goodness and deep whomp. See you on the dance floor.
Our award-winning program for children of all ages
Saturday, June 5, 10:00 am, Matheson Performing Arts Center
Proudly Sponsored by Sean Leland State Farm
$5 children, $10 adults
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, 5:30 pm, Festival Tent
Proudly sponsored by Leonard Moore Cooperative.
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
Join us as we conclude another wonderful year and celebrate our homegrown talent with Reel Mendo, a showcase of Mendocino filmmakers. Featuring a special sneak peek at the film Crabs!