The vibe may be laid back. But the buzz is full on. As the Mill Valley Film Festival enters its 38th year, it's becoming increasingly recognized as an awards season platform.
Part of the Mill Valley Film Festival's charms is how it reflects both the local community's roots and its forward-thinking spirit. Situated just beyond Sausalito as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge…
By most measures, 1969 was a vintage year for anti-establishment American cinema ("The Wild Bunch," "Easy Rider," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "Midnight Cowboy"). But the most daring and…
Along the treacherous road trip from European sprocket operas to the Dolby Theater in March, there lies a lush coastal valley town in Northern California, where awards season hopefuls take their…
Is there such a thing as too much awards buzz? That's a question worth asking as this year's awards chatter emanating from Cannes, Venice and Telluride has reached an ear-splitting, all-time high…
"You become the film you're making," director Ang Lee told Mill Valley Film Fest's Mark Fishkin and the audience that had just watched his latest work, "Life of Pi," on closing night of the fest.
With Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," moving on from its Toronto preem to the buzz screenings circuit for serious awards season play, the actor-helmer pulled into the Mill Valley Film…
Dustin Hoffman was giving a restrained and intriguing performance as "Ace" Bernstein, a high-end lawyer who'd taken a prison rap for someone else in HBO's "Luck," when the series was abruptly…
At 35, Marin event is key stop on road to film launches, Oscar night
The 35th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival has set the program for its Oct. 4-14 run in Marin County, Calif., including several films launching their awards-season careers. "The Silver Linings…
"Billy Elliot" meets "Good Bye Lenin!" doesn't quite do justice to the subtler dimensions of Russian period comedy "My Dad Baryshnikov," but it gets across the major flavors.