Matheson PAC Archives | Mendocino Film Festival

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…


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…


Greenwashing: Biomass vs. Forests Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in 2018, Documentary, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News, Short Film.

Greenwashing is a term that describes a company or organization that spends more time and money claiming to be “green” through advertising and marketing than actually working to minimize environmental impact. Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?  is a short documentary film by Alan Dater and Lisa Merton, and part of the Weed, Water, and Read the full article…


Women Warriors ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! Interview

By Kristin Suratt on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 in Documentary, Matheson PAC, Mendocino Village, News.

Tune in to Forthright Radio for Joy LaClaire’s interview with Jenny Murray about her documentary film, ¡LAS SANDINISTAS! which depicts the crucial role played by the women who fought in Nicaragua during the reign of the Somoza government. The film uses both archival footage from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, and recent interviews. These women Read the full article…