In 2014, filmmaker Damien Chazelle screened his soon-to-be breakout film Whiplash at the 37th Mill Valley Film Festival, with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich serving as host of a post-screening Q&A session that lauded the then relative newcomer’s achievement. Now Chazelle is back, this time with a musical that even musical haters will love. Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the film tells the story of a struggling jazz musician and his actress girlfriend singing, dancing and wise-cracking their way through a love letter to dreamers, artists, Hollywood and filmmaking itself.
Stone and Chapelle are expected to attend the Oct. 6 screenings (7pm and 7:15pm) at the CineArts Sequoia Theatre in downtown Mill Valley, as well as the Opening Night Party at Marin Country Mart in Larkspur afterwards.
In award-winning director Denis Villeneuve’s (Sicario, Incendies) riveting and deeply thoughtful drama, five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams is a brilliant linguistics professor on a journey that leads her across time and space, to discover the force that unites all sentient beings on our planet and any others that may exist: the power of communication.
Adams is expected to attend the Oct. 6th screening at 7pm at the Century Cinema in Corte Madera.