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iW NEWS | Mill Valley Anniversary To Feature 212 Films

iW NEWS | Mill Valley Anniversary To Feature 212 Films

The 30th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival will run from October 4-14, 2007 and feature 212 films from 49 countries, including 14 world premieres, 11 North American premieres and 13 US premieres. The festival will open with Ang Lee‘s Venice winner “Lust, Caution,” and Tamara Jenkins‘ dramedy “The Savages,” starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymor Hoffman. The screenings will be followed by an Opening Night Gala on Lytton Plaza in the heart of downtown Mill Valley, featuring jazz music by Con Alma. Invited guests include Ang Lee, James Schamus, Joan Chen, Laura Linney and Tamara Jenkins. The Festival will close with director Marc Forster‘s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini‘s best-selling novel “The Kite Runner.” The festival will also features a tribute to Ang Lee and a spotlight on Terry George, whose latest film “Reservation Road” will be screening at the festival. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh will also be honored in the spotlight program, which will feature a screening of her collaboration with director husband Noah Baumbach, “Margot at the Wedding.” [Peter Knegt]

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