9.18.2007

Shosty's Potemkin and The Mill Valley Film Fest

Here are two good summaries of upcoming films at the MVFF, October 4th - 14th.

One by The Evening Class, and another from Hell on Frisco Bay.

I hope to attend at least one Mill Valley Film Festival event -- the Shotakovich scored Battleship Potemkin at the Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium. So far, it looks like the cheap seats are still available. Many of the festival's other screenings are already sold out, or available to those willing to stand in a RUSH line.

Tix are still available for the new Julian Schnabel film, Diving Bell and the Butterfly. It could turn out to be another megalomaniac masterwork. Schnabel has a way with making big canvas, big money stories, and a monstrous ego, add up to much more than just a grandiose monstrosity. I wonder if he'll feature himself prominently in the film.

Also, lots of African and Romanian films may tempt you to cross various bridges, especially the Nigerian film, Laviva.

The Evening Class and Hell on Frisco Bay have inspired me to make an effort to attend those lesser-known showings. I'll probably be able to see the latest Wes Anderson, Woody Allen, Ang Lee, or Tod Haynes creations when they're making the arthouse rounds. By the way, Cate Blanchet plays the young pseudo Bob Dylan in Haynes' poetic biopic.

Good luck getting in if you don't have passes, a CFI membership, or a reliable car to get you to Mill Valley.

pictured: Nigerian director, Izu Ojukwu

5 comments:

Maya said...

Thanks for the tip of the hat, SisterRye. Hope to see you at the festival.

SisterRye said...

You're welcome, maya. Looking forward to it.

Brian said...

Ditto! I'm excited!

SisterRye said...

So far, I'm only able to attend two events, the the Shotakovich scored Battleship Potemkin, and the new Julian Schnabel film, Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I'd like to see so much more.

chetablog said...

That is definitely not Izu Ojukwu. Someone must have been impersonating him