All Film Tickets $10.00 in Advance / $12.00 at Door    *Except Where Indicated Below.

 

OPENING NIGHT

The Dry Land – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Ryan Piers Williams

Director Ryan Piers Williams and Actors America Ferrera
and Wilmer Valderrama will be in attendance.


In this moving story of redemption, a soldier returns from Iraq to face a
newbattle – reintegrating into his small-town life in Texas.  With Melissa Leo,
America Ferrera, and Wilmer Valderrama. The Dry Land is about this one
man’s fight within his own terrain – his country, home, and mind – and his
journey to rebuild what he’s lost.

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Runtime: 92min

Film Showing + Opening Night Gala - $100.00:

Friday, August 13
6:30 Reception / 7:30 Film

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Waste Land – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Lucy Walker


Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz
as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's
largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores – or self-designated
pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's collaboration with these inspiring
characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage
reveals both dignity and despair as the catadores begin to re-imagine their
lives. In the end, Waste Land offers stirring evidence of the transformative
power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

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Runtime: 98min

Film Showing:

Sunday, August 15
4:00 PM at Mission Blue Theater

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The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Andrew Thomas & Toby Gleason


A captivating journey through the life and times of the celebrated composer who
pioneered the crossover of jazz and pop music -- from his celebrated scores for the
Peanuts animations, to his mega-hit Cast Your Fate To The Wind, his nights at
Sausalito's Trident and San Francisco's Hungry i, to his ground-breaking Jazz Mass
at Grace Cathedral.

Including recently discovered and restored footage of Guaraldi's appearances and
recording sessions (captured by noted jazz writer and Rolling Stone co-founder 
Ralph J. Gleason), the film features new performances and insights from
Dave Brubeck, Dick Gregory, George Winston, Jon Hendricks, Paul Krassner,
Paul Mazursky and many more.

This Film will be followed by a Special Acoustic Jam Session with Special Guests.

NOTICE ON LIVE PERFORMANCE

Over a four week period in 1966, a remarkable series of performances at the hungry i
nightclub in San Francisco’s North Beach captured the imagination of hip audiences
and resonated around the world. For that limited time, comedian Dick Gregory gave
the stage to Vince Guaraldi and Rev. Malcolm Boyd for groundbreaking sessions
where prayers, Beat poetry and jazz fused in a chemistry of cool.

Though covered in the pages of Time Magazine, every major American newspaper,
and all three television networks, the performances were never recorded.
Very few ever had an opportunity to experience the “happening”.

Until now.

As a special event to be held in conjunction with the Sausalito International Film Festival,
Malcolm Boyd will once again be backed by a jazz trio using Guaraldi’s themes
to recreate the hungry i sessions for an intimate audience following a premiere
screening of the award-winning musical documentary, “The Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi”
on Saturday, August 14th.

Using material from the original shows, plus new poems and pieces from his classic
best-selling book, “Are You Running With Me, Jesus?”, Malcolm Boyd will perform
live with celebrated jazz guitarist Johnnie Valentino, composer Scott Page-Pagter on
keyboards, and the extraordinary Marino Bambino, percussionist for Macy Gray
and the legendary Isley Brothers.

Runtime: 116min

Film Showing + Live Performance - $25.00:

Saturday, August 14
7:00 PM at Mission Blue Theater

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How I Am (Wie Ich Bin) – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Ingrid Demetz & Caroline Leitner


"I'm like a hermit on an island," is the way Patrick Wanker describes his life
with autism. With the dreams and fears of a teenager, but with wisdom and
pain beyond his years, Patrick invites us into his emotional world through
the words he painstakingly types into his computer. Set in a small, German
mountain town, and using only Patrick's words, this beautifully filmed
documentary reveals how painfully lonely life can be for a teen with
severe disabilities. At school and at home, his inability to communicate
and lack of social skills make

it nearly impossible for Patrick to build relationships, yet he remains optimistic
for the future of his family, including his younger brother, who also has autism.
The filmmakers do not attempt to offer a scientific explanation for autism, nor a
catalog of its symptoms. Instead, they have given Patrick the opportunity to
reach us through his own words, presenting his subjective description of what
it means for a young person to live with autism.

Runtime: 49min

Film Showing:

Sunday, August 15
5:00 PM at Callippe Theater

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Mademoiselle Chambon – Bay Area Premiere      
Directed by Stéphane Brizé
Hosted by Mick LaSalle

A good man who doesn’t fully know himself meets a woman who, without words,
opens up his soul.  But what do they do?  She is an itinerant school teacher passing
through town.  He is a construction worker with a family and responsibilities.
Do they let life go by or do they give up everything?  Director Stephane Brize’s
study of love in mid-life features heartfelt performances by Vincent Lindon and
Sandrine Kiberlain (who in real life are divorced and have a daughter).  Kiberlain,
nominated for a 2009 Cesar for her work here, conveys an entire history for this
woman barely hinted at in the story.

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Runtime: 101min

Film Showing:

Saturday, August 14
4:30 PM at Callippe Theater

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The Tillman Story
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev

Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers
in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty.
But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic,
than the caricature created by the media. And when the government tried to turn
his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home
in the Santa Cruz mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s
crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death.
Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat’s fellow soldiers as well
as his family, Amir Bar-Lev’s emotional and insightful film not only shines a
light on the shady aftermath of Pat’s death and calls to task the entire chain of
command but also examines themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.

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Runtime: 97min

Film Showing:

Saturday, August 14
4:00 PM at Mission Blue Theater

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Hello Lonesome Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Adam Reid

Lonely since his wife left him and alienated from his daughter, a cantankerous
voice-over artist (played by the instantly aurally recognizable Harry Chase
in his first on-screen role) strikes up an unlikely friendship with his regular
deliveryman. Many suburbs away, an elderly widow loses her license to
drive and turns to her wry younger neighbor for nostalgic cuddles and
comfort. Meanwhile, a young urban sports fanatic meets a girl online and
unexpectedly falls in love, though the trials the couple endure prove even
more unexpected.

Adam Reid’s enchanting, compassionate debut weaves together the worlds
of six lonely individuals as they negotiate the age-old process of giving and
receiving love. It isn’t easy, and it never happens the way they expect it, but
for these isolated souls, there’s an oddball magic in the way they make
connections they never imagined. Wonderfully acted and written, the
intimate exchanges in this triptych of tales percolate with laughter and
longing. As the film itself says, "A little hello can go a long way".

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Runtime: 117min

Film Showing:

Sunday, August 15
7:30 PM at Miission Blue Theater

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CENTERPIECE FILM

Climate Refugees – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Michael Nash

Director Michael Nash, Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan and Peter Schwartz will be in attendance for an After-Film Discussion.


An in-depth look at the human consequences of global warming: from the disappearing islands of Tuvalu to the rapidly expanding deserts of China. Massive continental migration is already under way and diminished natural resources continue to threaten the lives of millions. Who will accept these refugees, and how will they impact their adopted homeland?

Filmmaker Michael Nash spent two years traversing the globe, visiting hot spots where rising sea levels are threatening millions of people’s survival. Powerful testimony from the victims of climate change, politicians, scientists, relief organizations, and authors help illuminate the need for new policies and collaborative solutions to cope with this imminent crisis. Climate Refugees presents the human face of climate change.

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Runtime: 89min

Film Showing:

Saturday, August 14
7:30 PM at Callippe Theater

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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Jenny Stein

Director Jenny Stein and Producer James LaVeck will be in attendance.


A riveting story of transformation and healing, Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life.

Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers' sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma. This groundbreaking documentary shatters stereotypical notions of farmers, farm life, and perhaps most surprisingly, farm animals themselves.

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Runtime: 78 min

Film Showing + After-Film Reception - $15.00:

Saturday, August 14
1:30 PM at Callippe Theater

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Terra Madre – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Ermanno Olmi
Hosted by Alice Waters


Terra Madre (Mother Earth) is a bi-annual multi-language conference hosted in Torino (Turin) by the Slow Food Organization - a network of food communities, each committed to producing quality food in a responsible, sustainable way. They aim to foster discussion and innovation in the related fields of gastronomy and ecology and global economics.

This film starts out like a documentary of the 2008 Terra Madre conference in Torino, presenting stimulating views on the importance of bio-diversity, and working in harmony with nature. Ermanno Olmi builds masterfully on his theme, confronting the fate of the planet. The film then gloriously metamorphoses into a beautiful and poetically slow experience of food cultivation in harmony with nature. An unforgettable and thought provoking experience.

Runtime: 88min

Film Showing:

Saturday, August 14
1:00 PM at Mission Blue Theater

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A unique Tasting hosted by the Cavallo Point Cooking School will be held after the screening of Terra Madre.  This Event will feature Organic and Sustainable Tastings from some of Marin’s most well known Farms and Purveyors.

 

 

What if Cannabis Cured Cancer? – Bay Area Premiere      
Directed by Len Richmond
Narrated by Peter Coyote

Dr. Sean McAllister, Dr. Donald Abrams and Dr. Jeffrey Hergenrather will be in attendance for an After-Film Discussion.


Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers? Could the tumor regulating properties of cannabinoids someday replace the debilitating drugs, chemotherapy, and radiation that harms as often as it heals? Discover the truth about this ancient medicine as world-renowned scientists in the field of cannabinoid research explain and illustrate their truly mind-blowing discoveries.

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Runtime: 60min

Film Showing:

Sunday, August 15
1:30 PM at Callippe Theater

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BHUTTO – Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Duane Baughman

BHUTTO is the definitive documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time. Hers is an epic tale of Shakespearean dimension. It’s the story of the first woman in history to lead a Muslim nation: Pakistan. Newsweek called it the most dangerous place in the world, and the home of nuclear war heads and the Taliban.
Benazir Bhutto was born into a wealthy landowning family that became Pakistan’s dominant political dynasty.

Often referred to as the “Kennedys of Pakistan,” the Bhuttos share a painful history of triumph and tragedy, played out on an international stage. Benazir Bhutto may have broken the Islamic glass ceiling, but she was wed in a traditional arranged marriage to then-Karachi playboy Asif Ali Zardari. Her two terms in power saw acts of courage and controversy as she eradicated polio and stood up for women, while fighting the male-dominated political elite.With her assassination she transcended politics, but left a legacy of simmering controversy and undeniable courage that will be debated for years.

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Runtime: 115min

Film Showing:

Sunday, August 15
1:00 PM at Mission Blue Theater

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To Be Announced Minutes Before the Start of this Film
Acclaimed Director
Oscar Winning Actor

We cannot provide any details of this film from a critically acclaimed director. The Organizers of the Festival are very excited about this amazing film – but we are sworn to secrecy and all audience members will be too. Shown in conjunction with the Special Secret Screening Party. Limited Seating. Tickets are sold on a first come - first served basis. A Reception is included and follows this Presentation.

Film Showing + After-Film Reception - $20.00:

Sunday, August 15
7:30 PM at Callippe Theater

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Sausalito Film Festival • Cavallo Point, Sausalito • August 13th - 15th, 2010 • 415.887.9506 • info@sausalitofilmfestival.com