|Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan to attend the Mendocino Film Festival |
It was Pierce Brosnan’s birthday this week, and he’ll have a belated celebration at the 12th Annual Mendocino Film Festival kicking off in 2 weeks, on June 1. The Irish-born actor/producer and his director wife Keely Shaye Brosnan will be on hand to receive the festival’s Rogue Wave Award and screen their award-winning documentary, Poisoning Paradise.
|The Brosnans’ environmental activism will be honored at a special Members Screening of the Short Films Program and Awards event on Thursday, June 1. They will be lauded for their compelling documentary, Poisoning Paradise, screening Saturday June 3. Their film focuses on Hawaiian activists fighting the environmental damage caused by pesticides and test sites for genetically engineered crops.|
“Each of us has a responsibility to protect our land, our water, our oceans and the air we breathe for future generations,” said Poisoning Paradise co-director Keely Shaye Brosnan.
This year marks the greatest number of filmmakers ever to attend the festival. Thirty directors, producers and editors from Hawaii to New York will come to Mendocino to screen and discuss their films.
Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World
Film and live musical performance featuring The Steven Bates Band.
Friday, June 2, 8:00 pm, Crown HallWatch 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
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When former U.S. President Barack Obama began normalizing relations with Cuba in 2014, it opened up several artistic avenues for a country that had been an effective pariah since the 1960s. Austin Peters’s scrappy documentary looks at one such event: a free concert performed in Havana in 2015 by EDM supergroup Major Lazer.
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 shines a spotlight on the electronic dance scene’s urban/indigenous vibe with his simple mission statement of: Come! Find and lose yourself in the sonic maelstrom of positive pulsations, community goodness and deep whomp. See you on the dance floor.
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Mobile Pet Adoption
Sunday, 10:00 am, June 4, Festival Tent We are delighted to partner with our friends at the Mendocino Coast Humane Society to present a mobile adoption during our screening of the film Kedi.Before and after the screening, meet adorable animals looking for their forever homes and find your new best friend at this special event supporting the Mendocino Coast Humane Society. Kedi is a documentary of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.
The 12th Annual Mendocino Film Festival showcases 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.
Featuring these films and local filmmakers:
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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 at 720 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg or the Mendocino Film Festival Box Office to pick up an entry form for your little animator to color. You can also download an entry form here.
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