By Phoenix on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized.
And We’re Off!
Time flies when you’re having fun — and we’re having lots of fun getting ready for the Eleventh Annual Mendocino Film Festival! The Festival is just a week and a half away, and we’re looking forward to celebrating with you at special events and spotlight programs from now till the curtain comes down on closing night, beginning with tonight’s Kickoff Party Dine Out at the MacCallum House.
Box Office Report: Brisk with 100% chance of sell-outs
Spotlight on our Special Events
|Cinema in the Vineyards|
May 27-29, Philo
Mingle with our filmmakers and special guests, including Jason Wise (Somm) and Leslie Sbrocco (Check, Please! Bay Area), and enjoy special events and “Films that Evoke the Senses.” Learn more.
|A Tribute to Our Members|
June 2, Festival Tent, 7:00 pm
Festival Members are invited to raise a glass with us at this exclusive sneak preview of the 2016 program. Want to attend this and other member events, including the Opening Night Celebration? Learn more.
|Crossing Rachmaninoff US Premiere|
June 3, Crown Hall, 3:00 pm
June 4, Coast Cinemas, 10:15 am
Join us in welcoming pianist Flavio Villani from New Zealand, here for the US premiere of Crossing Rachmaninoff, presented in partnership with the Mendocino Music Festival. Introduction by Spencer Brewer. Read more.
|Mendocino, I Love You Opening Night Celebration|
June 3, Hill House Inn, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Member and Sponsor Event
Top chefs preparing small bites from locally-sourced ingredients. World-class wine, craft cocktails and spirits, and beer. Filmmakers and special guests from around the world. One amazing night. Learn more.
|Opening Night Film: First Monday in May|
June 3, Festival Tent, 8:00 pm
Go behind the scenes with this look at haute couture and fashion’s biggest night. Andre Leon Talley of Vogue will be in attendance. Read more.
|Ziggy Stardust Bowie Tribute Concert|
June 3, Crown Hall, 8:00 pm
Let’s Dance! Purchase tickets.
|Ben Wood Projection Art|
June 3 – 4, around Mendocino, after sunset
Famed audiovisual artist Ben Wood returns to Mendocino with his latest project.
|Mendo After Dark|
Festival Weekend, around Mendocino, 10:00 pm – closing time
Keep the festivities going after a day full of screenings and events with these unofficial afterparties at Flow, Dick’s, and Patterson’s.
June 4, Festival Tent, 8:00 pm
Come in drag or come as you are for this heartwarming tale of a young man whose dream is to take the stage in the Havana drag club where he works as a hairdresser. Read more.
|Seabiscuit Legacy Film Series|
June 4-5, Willits
Make it a Willits weekend with our 2016 program, featuring a special Johnny Cash skunk train, a reception at the Mendocino County Museum, Sunday morning at Ridgewood Ranch, and the thrilling conclusion to our time in Willits, Dark Horse. Read more.
|Screenings Around the Shire|
Don’t miss our Fort Bragg and Point Arena screenings.
June 5, Festival Tent, 5:30 pm
End the 2016 Mendocino Film Festival on a high note with this showcase of our talented local filmmakers. Read more.
June 5, Festival Tent, 7:00 pm
Members, Volunteers, and Invited Guests
Bid adieu to the 2016 Mendocino Film Festival with the people who made it possible, as we celebrate another wonderful year with our dear friends and volunteers.
After celebrating Bowie’s magic, dance the rest of the night away at Mendo After Dark.
Proudly sponsored by KOZT The Coast FM and Flow Restaurant and Lounge.
|The Class of 2016|
In just a couple weeks, we will welcome our Class of 2016 to experience Mendocino hospitality firsthand. Be sure to say hello to our filmmakers and special guests, who are traveling here from as far away as New Zealand and New York to bring their style and insight to the Festival.
Ride along with choreographer Allison Orr on an unusual journey, as she works with sanitation workers in Austin to create a dance performance like nothing the city has ever seen before. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison will be in attendance, along with Steve Shamblin of Waste Management. Read more. Purchase Tickets.
Trash Dance is made possible by the generosity of Waste Management.
Waste Management is the proud sponsor of 2016 Mendocino Film Festival selection Trash Dance, which puts sanitation workers in the spotlight and illuminates a profession both essential and overlooked in our society. Waste Management will have one of its trucks present, and District Operations Manager Steve Shamblin will participate in a panel with filmmaker Andrew Garrison after the film. Read more.
Ready, Set, Share!
Looking for an illustrated guide to this year’s films? Take a trip through our program in movie posters with our 2016 Poster Art album.