Mill Valley Film Festival Steers Toward Drive-In Screening Experience

The 43rd iteration of the Mill Valley Film Festival may not look as it has in previous years due to Covid-19 with many of its sections navigating online, but that in no way detracts from what the fest, running Oct.

8-18, will and already has accomplished on the artistic front.

One of Mill Valley’s most notable endeavors: 57% of films screening in the San Francisco Bay Area fest are directed by women, a number that goes above and beyond its intended goal of reaching the 50% mark by 2020.“We are doing what we set out to do with the fest’s gender equity Mind the Gap initiative,” says Mark Fishkin, Mvff founder and executive director of the California Film Institute.“When you look at the films screening this year, from ‘Herself,’ directed by Phyllida Lloyd, to ‘Nomadland,’ directed by Chloé Zhou, there is just some miraculous work being done by women.

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