MVFF Opening Night: "Just Mercy" at Smith Rafael Film Center


Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Phone: 415-383-5256

You're invited to Mill Valley Film Festival's Opening Night Film "Just Mercy" and Gala! Invited guests include Jamie Foxx, Tim Blake Nelson, and Robery Morgan.

"Just Mercy" synopsis: In Monroeville, Alabama—To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee’s lifelong home—African American Walter McMillian (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx) was sentenced to death for killing a white woman in 1988. As a result, a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch in the form of recent Harvard Law grad Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) challenged a corrupt, racist system to free an innocent man. Foxx and Jordan deliver indelible performances alongside standout supporting cast members Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Rob Morgan in Destin Daniel Cretton’s (Short Term 12) gripping drama adapted from famed civil rights attorney Stevenson’s searing memoir.

Following the two opening night films, MVFF42 kicks off this year’s festivities with an Opening Night Gala, celebrating the glamor of cinema and our beautiful home in Marin County, at the Marin Country Mart. Enjoy fabulous food and live music by The Soul Pros!


Program & Gala: $110 CFI members | $125 general
Program Only: $55 CFI members | $60 general
Simulcast House: $40 CFI members | $45 general
Gala Only: $55 CFI members | $65 general

Tickets available for purchase online.

Additional Location or Other Information

Film is at Smith Rafael Film Center, located at 1118 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901. Gala is at Marin Country Mart, located at 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939.