Narrative Archives - Mendocino Film Festival

Diversity in Film: Claudia Puig’s Passion

By Kristin Suratt on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 in 2018, Coast Cinemas, Crown Hall, Documentary, Festival Tent, Fort Bragg, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, Narrative, News.

Diversity in film is something Mendocino Film Festival Program Director Claudia Puig is passionate about. A native Spanish speaker, Claudia studied at both Cambridge University and Universidad Ibero –Americana in Mexico City. She has served as a speechwriter and diversity consultant for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and teaches a college course, Read the full article…

Mi Familia Will Screen: Q&A After Film

By Kristin Suratt on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 in 2018, Crown Hall, Mendocino Village, Narrative, News.

The sweeping saga Mi Familia (My Family), a 1995 independent American drama directed and co-written by Oscar-nominated director Gregory Nava (El Norte) has just been added to the roster of 55 films shown at this year’s festival. The screening will be on Friday, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. at Crown Hall in Mendocino. Director Gregory Nava Read the full article…

At-Risk Youth: Quest Interview Forthright Radio

By Kristin Suratt on Monday, May 7th, 2018 in 2018, Coast Cinemas, Crown Hall, Narrative, News.

At-risk youth and graffiti artist Mills wants to avoid his abusive stepfather, so he stays out all night tagging. He’s on a downward spiral that leads to bad grades, outbursts in school, and juvenile detention on an assault charge. Filmmaker Santiago Rizzo’s childhood in Berkeley is portrayed in Quest, his remarkably honest autobiographical film. Listen Read the full article…