Opening Night gala films are Tommy Lee Jones’ feminist Western “The Homesman,” and Jason Reitman’s zeitgeisty satire “Men, Women & Children.” Mill Valley also spotlights “Low Down”‘s award-winning star Elle Fanning, who costars opposite John Hawkes’ troubled jazz piano man Joe Albany. “The Theory of Everything” and Oscar-hopeful breakout Eddie Redmayne (as Stephen Hawking) will also be spotlighted at the venerable Smith Rafael Film Center.
Mill Valley will close with “Wild” and a tribute to Laura Dern, who is a Best Supporting Actress contender as a sympathetic mother in this wanderlust-of-the-soul film from Jean-Marc Vallée, starring Reese Withersoon.
Other notables include a restored big-screen presentation of “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” a 4K Film Competition, a celebration of the late Robin Williams, screenings of “The Judge,” “Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game,” “Laggies,” “Mommy,” “Whiplash,” “Mr. Turner” and a special presentation of “The Empire Strikes Back.”
Oh, and Metallica are the Artists-in-Residence. More info on the MVFF here.