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Mill Valley Film Festival

Tales of Emasculated Gay Men

George Heymont | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

But what about the psychic damage people inflict on themselves? Condemned by their religion, and ostracized by their families, some gay men develop high levels of internalized homophobia, which prevents them from enjoying life. In another part of the world, a desperate need for money may make a young gay man take extreme measures that could affect his future.

Birds of a Feather

George Heymont | Posted 11.26.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Unless you include Davey (the parakeet who, during his brief tenure in our home, liked to walk across my omelets), my family's fascination with bird life has been more artistic and scientific than pet-oriented

A Life In Stop Motion: A Journey From Benefits To Award-Winning Young Filmmaker

Jennifer Walker | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Walker

"I was essentially living off benefit checks at the time. I had no money, but I wanted to make the film. I knew I could make it on virtually nothing if I made everything myself."

Film Review: Two Days, One Night -- The Wages of Human Solidarity

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

The Dardennes offer a fascinating glimpse of the human face when confronted up-close with a moral choice between compassion and self-interest.

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Dazzle At The Mill Valley Film Festival

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday evening, filmmakers and film-lovers gathered at Outdoor Art Club to celebrate the Opening Night of the 34th annual Mill Valley Film Festiv...

Hip Hop Maestro Screens At Mill Valley Film Festival

Mill Valley, CA Patch | Jim WelteEmail the Author | Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

If they can pay for it, they will come. That's the mantra this week from the daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra, an Los Angeles-based band whose creator and c...

LINEUP: Marin's Most Famous Film Festival Showcases Array Of A-Listers

Mill Valley Patch | Jim Welte Email the Author | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

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More Funding for School Arts Programs, Less for Sports

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers peak early in life. Arts programs often produce extremely creative students whose critical thinking skills deepen as they mature.