FilmHOOD Presents Fantastic Family Fare at the Mill Valley Film Festival

September 24, 2017

Liyana at the Mill Valley Film FestivalLiyana

The Mill Valley Film Festival returns to Marin this October with a full program of diverse films from around the globe (as well as occasional celebrity sightings). The festival (the 40th!) takes place from October 5 through 15 at locations throughout the county and includes a full roster of fantastic family programming through its filmHOOD series.

FilmHOOD presents a carefully curated selection of eye-opening international films that are perfect for everyone in the family. Among this season's sensational filmHOOD family offerings are the films Liyana, Owls & Mice, and Revolting Rhymes.

Speak to Me Film Screenings to Benefit Marin Schools

January 9, 2013

Jennifer Seibel NewsomSpeak to Me, producer of Marin's intelligent and inspiring series of events for women, has partnered with the YES! Foundation, Ross Valley School District Parent Education, and KIDDO! to do two benefit screenings (100% of proceeds go to YES! and KIDDO!) of the film Miss Representation. If you aren't familiar with the film, it has won all sorts of awards and has received accolades and praise from everyone from Oprah to Common Sense Media.

The film was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Common Sense Media says "It's informative and enlightening and will be a total eye-opener for girls and their mothers. Show it to your girls AND your boys".

You deserve a night out at the movies right? And you can help raise a little much-needed money for our schools while you're at it.

The film screenings will take place on:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Drake High School Little Theatre, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, San Anselmo. 100% of net proceeds go to the YES! Foundation
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Mill Valley Middle School, 425 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley. 100% of net proceeds go to the KIDDO! Foundation

Volunteers Needed for Angel Island Filming June 14

June 3, 2011

Angel IslandOn Tuesday, June 14, Backcounty Pictures will be filming on Marin County's own Angel Island for part of a PBS documentary about the California State Parks. They're in need of people to include in the film, especially families with children hiking, biking, and enjoying the park. Children in strollers are welcome, too. Approximately six hikers and walkers and four bicyclists are needed for these Angel Island scenes.

Volunteers will should plan on taking the 11 am ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island and returning via the 1:20 pm ferry. Participants will be reimbursed for their round-trip ferry fares.

If you're interested in being part of this exciting project, please contact Amanda Frost by email at or by phone at (418) 832-9934; make sure you include your name, phone number and email address.

Family Film Fridays this Summer at the Lark Theater

June 21, 2010

Ice AgeThis summer the Lark Theater in historic downtown Larkspur presents Family Film Fridays from June 25 to August 13. Every Friday at 10 am take in a different family friendly film. Admission is only $1 for children under $13 and $5 for everyone else.

This summer's schedule features:

  • June 25: Ice Age (PG)
  • July 9: Horton Hears a Who (G)
  • July 16: Lassie (1994, PG)
  • July 23: Robots (PG)
  • July 30: Astro Boy (PG)
  • August 6: Ice Age 2 (PG)
  • August 13: Madagascar (PG)
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