IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MENDOCINO FILM FESTIVAL


THE MENDOCINO PROGRAMMING TEAM
WITH CIVIL RIGHTS ICON DOLORES HUERTA
MFF 2017

We get excited about collaboration!

This year more than ever, as festivals have had to cancel due to COVID we found ourselves in the position to rethink the way we approach our programming and also ways to support our sister festivals. Over the years we have established a wonderful relationship with the Mendocino Film Festival and their team! We shared their disappointment when they had to cancel shortly after the shut-down took effect and so close to the festival that hosting an online alternative was not possible – but more than anything we were sad to have to postpone our planned trip to attend their lovely seaside festival. With stunning ocean views, historic charm, and gorgeous topography, they roll out the red carpet every year at the beginning of the summer season for celebrities, film lovers, and filmmakers. Next year they will be back on JUNE 3-6, 2021! In the meantime, we are honored to showcase three films (scroll down) curated from their programming team to share as part of the 2020 Coronado Island Film Festival.

Plan ahead now to attend the 2021 Film Festival! To learn more about the Mendocino Film Festival visit their website | www.mendocinofilmfestival.org

(You may recognize the location as the backdrop of Murder, She Wrote)

DO NOT MISS THESE CINEMATIC GEMS!

The whole family will enjoy these incredible stories

SHEPHERD : THE STORY OF A JEWISH DOG

SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling novel, ”The Jewish Dog,” by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from his Jewish family when the Nuremberg Laws are enacted in WWII Berlin. He is adopted by an SS Officer who trains him to attack and round up Jews at a concentration camp.

This film is appropriate for ages 11-100, due to the subject matter.

Director: Lynn Roth

JOURNEY TO HOKUSAI

The film follows Killion’s painstaking creative process and his pilgrimage to Japan to study under Kenji Takenaka, a fifth-generation master printer in Kyoto. As he learns new techniques and trades in his oil-based ink for traditional watercolor, Killion discovers more and more about the history of printmaking. His odyssey takes him to a papermaker that is still in business after 1500 years and to the quiet village of Obuse, where Hokusai spent his final years.

Cast: Tom Killion, Kenji Takenaka

Director: Chikara Motomura

Writer: Chikara Motomura

RUNNER

When he was only eight, Guor Mading Maker (formally known as Guor Marial) ran from captivity in war-torn Sudan to eventually seek safety in the US. In his new life, Maker began running again, participating in high school track and field and eventually becoming a sensation and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. But because the newly formed South Sudan was not recognized by the International Olympic Committee, Maker had to fight to compete independently, refusing to run for Sudan and taking a stand against its oppression. His story is a distinctly inspirational one in which the indomitable human spirit emerges against all odds.

Director: Bill Gallagher


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