MVFF36 Masthead

August 14, 2013
The 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival, MVFF36 poster October 3-13, is rapidly aproaching.  Stay tuned for exclusive announcements about Festival films, spotlights, tributes and more! The complete schedule for MVFF36 will be announced and available online at on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. General Public single tickets on sale Saturday, September 14. CFI members can purchase single tickets in advance of the general public beginning Sunday, September 8, 2013.

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MVFF36 Exclusive!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Corte Madera Century Cinema, time TBA
Bring your family and friends of all ages to the special anniversary screening of this classic on the  big screen. In the climatic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Luke Skywalker joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, along with Princess Leia, to free Han Solo who was imprisoned by the vile Return of the Jedilord, Jabba the Hutt.  But the ultimate battle is between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time and the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance. Stay tuned for more announcements on special extras and guests scheduled to appear at this show!
Sneak Peak! World Premiere at MVFF36
Saturday, October 12, 2013, venue/time TBA
Directorial debut of actor turned writer-director Chris Lowell (The Help, Up in the Air, Veronica Mars, Private Practice)
Seven childhood friends and one unexpected guest come together at a bucolic lake house to comfort one another, reconnect, reconcile and possibly rekindle romance in this wry, emotionally potent Big Chill for the Millennial Generation.
Besides Still Waters 
Advance Ticket sales end August 24!
Less than 10 days to take advantage of discounts of 15% off on regular price General Admission tickets!
A great deal for the film lover, the CINEPHILE PACKAGE includes 12 MVFF Film Vouchers that you can redeem for Rafael marquee tickets to any regular festival screenings (does not include special events) as soon as the on-sale date hits. (And if you're a member, you can redeem your vouchers before tickets go on sale to the general public) Share the tickets with friends! A great way to cover some serious festival ground at a good price! $120 CFI MEMBERS (Valued at $138), $145 GENERAL PUBLIC (Valued at $168)
Thursday, October 3, 2013 following the Opening Night screenings
Enjoy flowing spirits and delicious local cuisine
Opening Night MVFF
Photo (c) Tommy Lau
from Il Fornaio, Cantina, Balboa Cafe, Teacake, The Counter, Big Jim's BBQ among many other featured caterers under the big tent hosted by the upscale Corte Madera Town Center, our newest home of the always-memorable Opening Night Gala. Until Saturday, August 24, you can purchase a discount OPENING NIGHT PACKAGE that includes two tickets for the Opening Night film (tba) at the Corte Madera Century Cinema* & Gala in the Town Center. Past package buyers have toasted in good company with high-profile guests such as Bradley Cooper, Glenn Close, Tom Hooper and Clive Owen. $205 CFI MEMBERS (Valued at $240), $220 GENERAL PUBLIC  (Valued at $260)
* Not transferable to Opening Night film at Sequoia Mill Valley.
New Orleans Theme! 
Sunday, October 13, 2013 following the Closing Night screenings
MVFF36 closes in grand style at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. The neon glow of the historic Rafael will light the way for this year's yet-to-be announced film, on the heels of past Closing Night and audience favorites such as Life of Pi (2012) and The Artist (2011).  Until Saturday, August 24, you can purchase a discount CLOSING NIGHT PACKAGE that includes two tickets for the Closing Night film (tba) and pClosing Night Ang Leearty at the Elks Lodge in San Rafael. Past Closing Night guests have included director Ang Lee, Emily Blunt, and Jeff Daniels, and hopefully this year, you, as well! $130 CFI MEMBERS (Valued at $150), $145 GENERAL PUBLIC (Valued at $170)   
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About the Mill Valley Film Festival
Presented by the California Film Institute, the internationally acclaimed Mill Valley Film Festival is greatly anticipated by cinema aficionados and film industry professionals alike, is well known for the quality of its programming, and is considered a major launching pad for the annual awards season.It has established an impressive track record for launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers' festival by offering a high-profile, prestigious, noncompetitive environment for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema. Each year, the 11-day Festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. Festival sections include: World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children's FilmFest; a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF's activist films initiative. 
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