The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), presented by the California Film Institute, is pleased to announce the first set of films to premiere at the 40th edition of the Festiva. It will present the Bay Area premiere of many acclaimed films from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Additionally, MVFF will launch many acclaimed Bay Area filmmakers' latest films as part of the Festival's effort to showcase the many established and emerging filmmakers in the Bay Area. Visit the website for details.
Along with indies and prestige art house films, MVFF offers a trio of music-oriented docs and live performances. This year, they’re screening “Third Mind Blues” about the alchemical collaboration between The Doors’ keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, and slide guitarist, Roy Rogers; “Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story,” the story of the great Chicago blues harmonica player; and “The Mad Hannans,” a portrait of a local Irish folk rock band.