Coast Cinemas Archives | Mendocino Film Festival

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…


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…


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…