Mill Valley Film Festival at BAMPFA

October 8–17, 2021

BAMPFA is pleased to partner with the Mill Valley Film Festival to present selected screenings from MVFF44 in the Barbro Osher Theater.

 

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  • Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

  • Drive My Car

  • Memoria

  • Bergman Island

  • A Hero

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  • Memoria

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul
    Colombia, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Thailand, Germany, China, Switzerland, 2021
    • Friday, October 8 7 PM

    Set in Colombia and starring Tilda Swinton, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first feature film made outside of Thailand covers familiar thematic terrain for the veteran director in its exploration of the blurred boundaries between the natural world and spirit realm, and the way that collective traumas reemerge as memories and dreams.

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  • Petite maman

    Céline Sciamma
    France, 2021
    • Saturday, October 9 5 PM

    “Secrets aren’t always things we try to hide, there’s just no one to tell them to,” says eight-year-old Nelly to her new best friend. In Céline Sciamma’s achingly beautiful new film, the past and present magically merge to ease the sorrows of a grieving mother and daughter.

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  • A Hero

    Asghar Farhadi
    Iran, 2021
    • Saturday, October 9 7 PM

    Acclaimed filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns with another gripping human drama, chronicling a man (Amir Jadidi) in prison for an unpaid debt who makes a plan for freedom. Brilliantly mapping out a moral dilemma and astutely examining our fascination with (and suspicion of) folk heroes, A Hero travels an unpredictable, unforgettable path.

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  • Courtroom 3H

    Antonio Méndez Esparza
    Spain, United States, 2020
    • Sunday, October 10 4 PM

    This powerful fly-on-the-wall documentary spends one month in Florida’s Tallahassee Unified Family Court system, shining a needed light on the results of economic disparities in that community. Sometimes shocking, sometimes uncomfortable, it’s a nonetheless nuanced and necessary look into a world too few people know about.

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  • Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

    Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
    Chad, France, Germany, Belgium, 2021
    • Sunday, October 10 7 PM

    Pioneering Chadian auteur Mahamat-Saleh Haroun is in blistering form with his latest film, a feminist social realist drama exploring abortion rights in conservative, patriarchal Chadian society through the experiences of a mother and her teenage daughter.

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  • Bergman Island

    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, 2021
    • Friday, October 15 7 PM

    One of Mia Hansen-Løve’s most autobiographical films to date, Bergman Island continues her ongoing exploration of the existential dynamic between work and love. Vicky Krieps plays a writer/director who struggles to find her own voice in a drama resonant with moments of humor, mystery, and self-realization.

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  • Song for Cesar

    Andres Alegria, Abel Sanchez
    United States, 2021
    • Saturday, October 16 4:30 PM

    Building on the legacy of late civil rights activist and labor leader Cesar Chavez, and the pride inspired by the Chicano Movement of the 1960s, this documentary showcases the music of that era—a powerful soundtrack for farmworkers who until then felt invisible and unheard.

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  • Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez

    Susan Stern
    United States, 2021
    • Saturday, October 16 7 PM

    A star in San Francisco’s influential underground comics scene of the late 1960s and ’70s, Rodriguez created beautifully rendered art that was nonetheless raunchy, politically radical, and sometimes willfully offensive. His filmmaker widow parses a complex personality and artistic legacy, both of them dazzling if often wildly at odds with today’s cultural norms.

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  • Drive My Car

    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
    Japan, 2021
    • Sunday, October 17 3 PM

    In this enchanting narrative, a theater director reeling from family tragedy is invited to direct a production of Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. He’s assigned a driver, and during their time together, the two unburden themselves of their personal traumas. Winner of the Cannes Best Screenplay Award, Drive My Car is an exquisitely crafted mosaic about emotional connection.

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