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Last-Minute Additions to the Mendocino Film Festival!

By director on Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 in News.

Encore Screening of JOURNEY TO HOKUSAI The first two screenings have sold out so we’ve added a third screening of JOURNEY TO HOKUSAI. Tom Killion has for almost 50 years successfully created iconic California landscape prints. This film follows Tom’s journey to Japan to finally learn the traditional technique from Kenji Takenaka — a 5th Read the full article…

Young Frankenstein: Why You Need to See This Comedy Classic (Again)

By director on Sunday, August 29th, 2021 in 2021, year-round.

  There’s a moment early on in Mel Brooks’s 1974 parody of the classic Boris Karloff Frankenstein films that encapsulates Gene Wilder’s inspired performance as Frederick “Frahnk-en-steen.” He’s teaching neurology, a respectable scientist running from his family legacy of not-so-respectable scientists-a sore spot one student presses him on until Wilder, emphatically denouncing his ancestry, unwittingly Read the full article…

Cinema in the Redwoods

By director on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 in 2021, year-round.

    The Mendocino Film Festival and the Skunk Train proudly present Cinema in the Redwoods, a unique twist on the outdoor movie experience. Join us as we board the incomparable Skunk Train in Fort Bragg on August 20th and 21st at 6:30pm and cruise to an open meadow at the Glen for a screening Read the full article…

A Tuba to Cuba: Directors Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 in 2019, Crown Hall, Documentary, Mendocino Village, News.

A Tuba to Cuba traces the journey of Ben Jaffe and The Preservation Hall Brass Band as they unearth the spiritual and cultural connection between Afro-Caribbean music and New Orleans jazz. Listen to Jeff Zolitor’s KZYX interview with Directors  T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch Allan and Sandra Jaffe were vacationing in New Orleans when they Read the full article…

Ai WeiWei:Yours Truly Interviews with 2 Directors

By Kristin Suratt on Monday, May 27th, 2019 in 2019, Documentary, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News.

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly is a powerful documentary depicting the Alcatraz exhibit @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, organized in 2014 by Cheryl Haines, the film’s director. Haines met Ai WeiWei in 2008, and their friendship developed over the following years. When Ai WeiWei was detained by Chinese authorities in 2011, Haines wanted to do something Read the full article…

Afghan Cycles: Interview with Sarah Menzies

By Kristin Suratt on Friday, May 17th, 2019 in 2019, Coast Cinemas, Documentary, Fort Bragg, News.

Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights–human rights–and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite lack of infrastructure, even despite death threats. Afghan Cycles Read the full article…