Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Night Film "A Private War"


Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Phone: 415-383-5256

You're invited to The Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Night film, Aviron Pictures’ A Private War, based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our era. Attending the Opening Night festivities will be Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed director Matthew Heineman and Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike.

Synopsis of A Private War: In a career-defining performance, Rosamund Pike transforms herself into famed war correspondent Marie Colvin in Oscar-nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s narrative debut. Spanning nearly two decades, this harrowing docudrama showcases the fearless dedication that pushes Colvin to the top of her male-dominated field—a singular passion that jeopardizes her personal relationships and her own health. A Private War also stars Stanley Tucci, Jamie Dornan and Tom Hollander.

Following the opening night films, MVFF41 kicks off this year’s festivities with an Opening Night Gala (9:00pm-12:00pm), celebrating the glamor of cinema and our beautiful home in Marin County, at the Marin Country Mart. Enjoy fabulous food provided by Belcampo, Big Jim’s BBQ, Fiorello’s Artisan Gelato, Johnny Doughnuts, Pizza Antica and Sol Food, refreshing beverages provided by BevMo, Bartenders Unlimited, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Equator Coffee, and dance the night away to live music from Notorious, DJ Rich Factor and the Crackerjack DJs.


  • Program & Gala: $125 General/$110 CFI Members
  • Program Only: $60 General/$55 CFI Members
  • Gala Only: $90 General/$75 CFI Members

Tickets for the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival go on sale to Members on September 9 and the General Public on September 15.  Early Bird Tickets, including ticket 12-packs, Membership Packages, and All-Access Passes are available!



Additional Location or Other Information

"A Private War" will be showing at Smith Rafael Film Center located at 1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, & The Gala is at Marin Country Mart located at 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939.