By Phoenix on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 in 2017, News.
|Our list of attendees for the Festival, June 1-4, keeps growing.|
In addition to Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan coming to show their film Poisoning Paradise, the festival will host actress/cellist Lori Singer who will be attending to support God Knows Where I Am, along with filmmakers Jedd and Todd Wider. Singer provides the soulful narration to the artful documentary which explores homelessness and mental illness. Besides starring in ‘80s classics like Footloose and Fame, Singer recently produced the acclaimed, Emmy-winning HBO documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.
God Knows Where I Am
“…expertly performed narration provided by actress Lori Singer. The actress steps inside Bishop so completely that it’s impossible not to sit in stunned silence listening to every word of the journals as they’re delivered.”
– Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene
The festival draws an increasing numbers of filmmakers and avid attendees from around the world, while maintaining its commitment to the local community. It offers a unique opportunity to meet filmmakers and film aficionados in the intimate and strikingly beautiful setting of seaside Mendocino.
|Levi Smock and Kieran Valla|
Saturday June – 3 – 8:00 PM Matheson
Up and coming filmmakers Levi Smock and Kieran Valla will be attending with their dramatic thriller Delinquent. Smock is a U.S. Navy veteran who produced and co-wrote Delinquent, along with director Valla. The film has played at film festivals all over the world, from the Austrian Alps to Austin, Texas and has won numerous awards.
Special Narrative and Documentary Juries of film executives, journalists and filmmakers have been added this year. Winning films will be announced at a special event on Thursday night. Read more about our distinquished list of festival jurors here.
Enjoy this montage of the 2017 program, edited by talented local filmmaker Kiara Ramirez, and then reserve your tickets!
|Box Office Report|
3 Screenings Sold Out, Many Others Close
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Sold Out Screenings:
Poisioning Paradise and The Last Laugh have also Sold Out.
Pat Ferrero is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, curator, and teacher who taught film production at San Francisco State University before making Mendocino her home. She was the Program Director of the Mendocino Film Festival for six years and now curates a track called “Pat’s Picks” that brings cutting-edge social issue films and filmmakers to the community.
We are delighted to screen these outstanding films that she hand-picked for this year’s program: Brillo Box (3¢ off), Finding Kukan, The Groove is Not Trivial, and Tribal Justice.
Brillo Box (3¢ Off)
Directed by: Lisanne Skyler
“Deftly weaves together her parents’ story as young collectors with the life of Warhol, whose popularity rose and fell precipitously before booming posthumously in the past 20 years.”
Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times
From the supermarket to the art market, with a stop in one family’s living room. In 1969, Skyler’s parents bought an Andy Warhol Brillo Box for $1,000. Read more.
Directed by: Robin Lung
An Academy Award-winning color documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades. An uncredited female producer from the early days of Hollywood. The mystery behind their disappearance from history. Read more.
|The Groove is not Trivial|
Directed by: Tommie Dell Smith
“A good tune is hard to keep down.”
Master fiddler Alasdair Fraser is at the epicenter of a movement that is giving a voice to the community through the shared love of music.The Groove is Not Trivial follows Fraser on a search for self-expression, a quest that has led him to his Scottish musical roots. Read more.
Directed by: Anne Makepeace
Two judges, two tribes, one goal: restoring justice.
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