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FilmHOOD Presents Fantastic Family Fare at the Mill Valley Film Festival

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.

In Liyana, creative sparks fly when young Swazi orphans are invited to tell their own story, inspired by harsh life experience and rich imagination. Together they invent Liyana’s dangerous quest to rescue her twin brothers, which is brought to life by their own backstory, charismatic storytelling, and gorgeous 3D and 2D animation. Co-director Aaron Kopp will be in attendance at both screenings. For ages 11+. Tickets.

  • Friday, October 13, 12:45 pm, Lark Theater
  • Saturday, October 14, noon, Smith Rafael Film Center

Owls & Mice MVFF 40Owls & Mice

A quirky nature tale/kid-rock musical about a new girl in town, a mouse named Peepeep, the wonders—and heartbreak—of the natural world, and the surprising twists and turns on the road to friendship, Owls & Mice is a treat for kids who love nature and for families navigating the tender terrain of grade-school social life. In Dutch with English subtitles read aloud. For ages 6+. Tickets

  • Friday, October 6, 10 am, Smith Rafael Film Center
  • Saturday, October 7, noon, CinéArts Sequoia

Revolting Rhymes Mill Valley Film FestivalRevolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes is cause for celebration!
Come see Roald Dahl’s verse in animation!
These classic fairy tales aren’t quite the same as
The Disney movies that made them famous.
In truth, there’s nothing revolting about these rhymes.
Young and old, all will have a great time.

For ages 7+. Tickets

  • Saturday, October 7, noon, CinéArts Sequoia
  • Sunday, October 8, 11 am, Lark Theater

Of course there's much more in store for families at this year's Mill Valley Film Festival, includings short film programs, a screenwriting immersive for teens, and a free screening of Disney's Moana in Old Mill Park on Friday, October 6! For a full schedule of filmHOOD screenings and events, visit

FilmHOOD screenings take place at the Smith Rafael Film Center at 1118 Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael, Cinéarts Sequioa at 25 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, and the Lark Theater at 549 Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur. Family film tickets cost $10 for all ages and can be purchased online or in-person at the box offices at the Smith Rafael Film Center or the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce (85 Throckmorton Avenue).

To learn more about the 40th annual Mill Valley Film Festival and its stellar array of cinematic screenings and events, visit

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