The Big 4-0
A milestone year for the Mill Valley Film Festival.
THE MILL VALLEY Film Festival has been like a crystal ball for much of its 40-year history, featuring countless soon-to-be Oscar winners across all categories. But as in all success stories, a lot of hard work belies all the good luck. Founder and executive director Mark Fishkin has grown the fest from a three-day showcase into an 11-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event. In recent years the Mill Valley Film Festival has welcomed hundreds of filmmakers from more than 50 countries. Screenings aside, guests get a chance to sit in on intimate Q&As with actors and directors, attend parties and see live music. The Mill Valley Film Festival returns to Marin October 5–15. mvff.com