Festival Tent Archives | Mendocino Film Festival

Gay Chorus, Deep South Wins Tribeca Audience Choice

By Kristin Suratt on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 in Documentary, Festival Tent, Mendocino Village, News.

Gay Chorus Deep South Captures Tribeca Audience Gay Chorus, Deep South captivated film fans at the 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, garnering the Audience Choice Award on May 4.  Directed by David Charles Rodrigues, the film was conceived as a response to the divisive 2016 presidential election and a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Read the full article…


Politics and Environment: Two KGUA Interviews

By Kristin Suratt on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 in 2019, Crown Hall, Documentary, Festival Tent, Mendocino Village, News.

  Politics and Environment: The River and the Wall The River and the Wall  follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1,200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency 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…


Art Collective: Meow Wolf Radio Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 in 2018, Festival Tent, Films on the Arts, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News.

How does an art collective, “a scrappy, anarchist-bent, psychedelic art collective” that started with a group of kids in a Santa Fe basement, become a multi-million dollar business employing more than 150 artists?  Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller created the film Meow Wolf: Origin Story to show us how it all began, and they will Read the full article…


A Burlesque Story: James Lester Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Friday, May 4th, 2018 in Festival Tent, Films on the Arts, News.

Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story—Filmmaker James Lester and Mendocino native Darlinda, Just Darlinda discuss the film with radio host Blake More on KZYX radio. The film portrays contemporary burlesque culture in New York City through the lives of several performers, including Miss Jezebel Express, Gal Friday, Hazel Honeysuckle, Perle Noire, and the Schlep Sisters, Darlinda Just Read the full article…