Mill Valley Film Festival at BAMPFA

October 8–16, 2022

BAMPFA is pleased to partner with the Mill Valley Film Festival to present selected screenings from MVFF45 in the Barbro Osher Theater.

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  • Mill Valley Film Festival at BAMPFA
  • Alcarràs

  • Charcoal

  • Decision to Leave

  • One Fine Morning

  • Plan 75

  • Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?

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Past Films

  • Decision to Leave

    • Sunday, October 16 7 PM
    Park Chan-wook
    South Korea, 2022

    Oldboy auteur Park’s Hitchcockian romantic thriller stars Park Hae-il as a detective investigating a puzzling death, his suspicions falling on the deceased’s eerily enigmatic wife (Tang Wei). Winner of the Best Director prize at Cannes, this film delivers a shimmering portrait of obsession and the mysteries of the human heart.

  • Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb

    • Sunday, October 16 4 PM
    Lizzie Gottlieb
    United States, 2022

    Gottlieb’s fascinating documentary explores the significance of the intersecting life’s work of her father, writer and editor Robert Gottlieb, and biographer Robert Caro, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and the influential multivolume The Years of Lyndon Johnson.

  • Plan 75

    • Saturday, October 15 4 PM
    Chie Hayakawa
    Japan, 2022

    This dystopian drama may provoke comparisons to Logan’s Run or Soylent Green, but director Hayakawa’s tender and visionary film resonates in unexpected ways. Veteran actor Chieko Baisho stars as an elderly woman in a near-future society in which the Japanese government offers senior citizens a stipend for ending their own lives.

  • Fantastic Negrito: Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?

    • Saturday, October 15 7 PM
    Yvan Iturriaga, Francisco Núñez Capriles
    United States, 2022

    This locally made doc explores the supersize life of soulful bluesman and Grammy Award winner Fantastic Negrito, from isolation as a Black Muslim kid in rural Massachusetts through countless reinventions until finally becoming a star on the streets of Oakland.

    Yvan Iturriaga and Francisco Núñez Capriles in Person

  • Santos—Skin to Skin

    • Friday, October 14 7:30 PM
    Kathryn Golden
    United States, 2022

    This brilliantly energetic portrait of Bay Area music legend, activist, and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos reveals a hardworking musician and educator as dedicated to preserving and expanding Afro-Latin music as he is to navigating the politics of culture, social equality, and racial injustice.

    Kathryn Golden, Ashley James, and John Santos in Person

  • Shorts: LUNAFEST®

    • Thursday, October 13 4 PM

    Eight short films that empower and inspire. This year’s stories are told from a variety of perspectives championing women and gender nonconforming individuals—highlighting their aspirations, accomplishments, resilience, strength, and connection.

  • Alcarràs

    • Thursday, October 13 7 PM
    Carla Simón
    Spain, Italy, 2022

    In Simón’s gorgeous ensemble drama, a Catalan family running a peach orchard experiences turmoil when the land’s owner decides to replace the trees with solar panels. Now the family must fight for its survival, as three generations struggle to preserve hope, and memories, for future generations.

  • The Young Vote

    • Sunday, October 9 3:30 PM
    Diane Robinson
    United States, 2022

    Despite their power to make meaningful change at the ballot box, Americans aged eighteen to twenty-nine sit out elections far more than any other age group. Robinson’s documentary follows the highs and lows of 2020’s fraught election season as four youth-led initiatives attempt to engage this disaffected group.

    Diane Robinson, Ariana Tulay, and Liz Magallanes in Person

  • The Pupils

    • Sunday, October 9 5:45 PM
    Alice Rohrwacher
    Italy, 2022

    Free Admission

    Rohrwacher’s new film is a whimsical, wonderful thirty-seven minutes in the company of the rebellious little girls at a Catholic boarding school in Italy. It’s Christmas, it’s wartime, things are scarce. But there’s an irresistible red cake—temptation abounds!

  • One Fine Morning

    • Sunday, October 9 7 PM
    Mia Hansen-Løve
    France, 2022

    Even more moving for eschewing excess drama, writer/director Hansen-Løve’s subtle film is a bittersweet exploration of how the vicissitudes of fate and the passage of time shape identities. Featuring Léa Seydoux as Sandra, a translator and single mom, caring for her ailing father.

  • Charcoal

    • Saturday, October 8 4 PM
    Carolina Markowicz
    Brazil, Argentina, 2022

    One of the most anticipated first features this year, writer/director Markowicz’s satire centers on an upheaval in the quiet life of a rural Brazilian family as they accept an ominous proposal. With utterly fearless performances, this dryly funny, evocative debut confirms Markowicz as a talent to watch.

    Carolina Markowicz and Maeve Jinkings in Person

  • Broker

    • Saturday, October 8 7 PM
    Hirokazu Kore-eda
    South Korea, 2022

    Song Kang-ho deservedly won Best Actor at Cannes for his performance in this bittersweet road trip drama about a black market business selling infants left at baby boxes. Well known for his emotional stories, Shoplifters writer/director Kore-eda takes us on another poignant ride.