By Kristin Suratt on Friday, May 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized.
May 27, 2016
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Award-Winning Films and US Premiere in Fort Bragg at Eleventh Annual Mendocino Film Festival
FORT BRAGG, CA – 2016 marks the fourth year that the Mendocino Film Festival has brought award-winning independent and international film to Coast Cinemas in Fort Bragg — and this year’s schedule includes an impressive lineup of shorts and features, as well as Q&As with celebrity guests from around the world, on June 4 and 5. Three films will screen each day at 10:00 am, 10:15 am, and 10:30 am.
The Short Films Program screens on Saturday at 10:00 am, featuring nine powerful stories of being human in all its messiness and glory, including two Oscar Winners (Bear Story and Stutterer).
Crossing Rachmaninoff, which is having its US premiere at the Mendocino Film Festival, screens at 10:15 am on Saturday. The film follows Flavio Villani as he pursues his dream and faces the biggest challenge of his life: performing the notoriously difficult Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with an orchestra for the first time. Villani is coming from New Zealand to attend with the film.
First Monday in May brings glamour and style to the coast in a big way at 10:30 am on Saturday. The film goes behind the scenes at the famous Met Gala with an in-depth look at fashion’s most spectacular night, exploring the age-old question of where the line lies between fashion and art. Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter will interview Andre Leon Talley of Vogue.
Sunset Song, a sweeping Scottish epic from director Terence Davies based on the classic novel, depicts a young woman and a nation on the verge of transformation in the early 20th century. Sunset Song screens at 10:00 am on Sunday.
Rosenwald tells the story of Julius Rosenwald, a man from humble roots who rose to become president of Sears — and then donated millions of dollars to charitable causes, including Rosenwald schools, which provided education and opportunities for African-Americans at the height of the Jim Crow era. The film screens at 10:15 am on Sunday; Q&A with Sandra McIver, Rosenwald’s great-granddaughter, follows.
Frame by Frame tells the incredible story of Afghanistan’s first generation of photojournalists to emerge since the fall of the Taliban, who banned all photography. The film screens at 10:30 on Sunday. Frame by Frame is also part of the Mendocino Film Festival’s education program: students at Fort Bragg and Mendocino High School can arrange discounted tickets through their school offices.