It’s Getting Reel
Roll out the red carpet! The Mendocino Film Festival has arrived, and we kick off the festivities this weekend with Cinema in the Vineyards in Philo, followed by spectacular plans for next weekend, June 2-5, as we celebrate Festival Weekend in Mendocino Village, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Point Arena.
Watch our Festival Highlight Reel, courtesy of talented young filmmaker Kiara Ramirez, read on for more highlights of our 2016 program, including special guest Robert Trujillo, and then be sure to snag your tickets while you can — they’re going fast!
Box Office Report: 7 Screenings Sold Out, Many Others Close
A Message from Metallica’s Robert Trujillo
Regarding his upcoming arrival, he says “I’m looking forward to sharing and celebrating our beautiful film Jaco with our friends at The Mendocino Film Festival 2016. Wild flowers, fresh Northern California air along with the energy and spirit of Jaco Pastorius, sounds like a great weekend to me.” Read more.
Jaco screens on Saturday, June 4, at 8:00 pm. Doug Moody of North Coast Brewing Company will host the screening and Q&A. Purchase Tickets.
Spotlight Program: Reel Mendo
Sponsor Spotlight: Fowler Auto Center and Subaru
We are incredibly lucky to welcome two new sponsors this year: Fowler Auto Center and Subaru, who will help present the Eleventh Annual Mendocino Film Festival.
Through Subaru’s “Love” programs, Fowler and Subaru regularly team up to create positive impacts within communities, with major support to Mendocino County non-profits like Meals on Wheels and Anderson Valley Animal Rescue. These “Love” programs align perfectly with the Mendocino Film Festival’s focus on the community and this year’s theme of “Mendocino, I Love You,” making the Mendocino Film Festival, Subaru, and Fowler Auto Center a natural fit.
Subaru, our official Festival Tent sponsor, will have vehicles on display at the Festival Tent for the duration of Festival Weekend. Fowler will donate an additional $500 to the Mendocino Film Festival with the purchase of a new Subaru by any Mendocino Film Festival attendee who presents their ticket stub.
In addition to coordinating the Subaru vehicles at the Festival Tent, Fowler Auto Center has partnered with us to present Reel Mendo, our showcase of local filmmakers. Ukiah-based Fowler Auto Center has built a reputation based on customer trust and making sure that customers have a comfortable and satisfying experience.
Be sure to say hello to our friends from Fowler Auto Center and Subaru during the Festival, and let them know if you’re in search of a new car — they’ll be more than happy to help!
Spotlight on Bonterra
Bonterra passionately believes that organic grapes make better wine, and after tasting Bonterra’s wines, we at the Mendocino Film Festival have to agree! Founded by Winemaker Bob Blue and grown right here in Mendocino, Bonterra offers pure, flavorful wine that’s perfectly in tune with nature, and these award-winning wines will be for sale at Festival concessions during our screenings.
|Spotlight Guest: Robin Hauser Reynolds |
At Finish Line Features, Robin Hauser Reynolds, a businesswoman and professional photographer by trade, integrates her business background and her artistic vision to craft moving and powerful documentaries, including 2016 Mendocino Film Festival Official Selection Code: Debugging the Gender Gap. Her previous feature, Running for Jim, won 14 awards. As the director of Code, she has been profiled in Forbes, the New Yorker,Wired, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, and many other national publications. Following the screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap, join us for a Q&A with Robin about the issues facing women in the tech world. Purchase Tickets.
|Chart Your Course: Women in Film|
Join us on Festival Weekend for these documentaries featuring amazing women from around the globe: Speed Sisters, Frame by Frame, T-Rex, and Code: Debugging the Gender Gap.
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
Frame by Frame
Spotlight on Stanford Inn by the Sea
Sponsor Spotlight: Veit Automotive Foundation
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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./span>