The MVFF Tribute to Noah Baumbach
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm in theater
Celebrating 45 years of film in Marin County from October 6th through October 16th! The internationally renowned Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high-profile, prestigious, non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema. MVFF (the oldest fall film festival in California) remains committed to celebrating film and filmmakers and offering the highest resources and production elements possible, whatever challenges the world throws our way.
SCREENING + SPOTLIGHT & PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING
US 2022, 136 min, Director: Noah Baumbach
Writer-director-producer Noah Baumbach dazzles in his first film since his acclaimed Marriage Story (MVFF42 Ensemble Award) with this exquisite, epic adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 National Book Award-winning novel. It is a towering achievement that folds satires of academia, consumerism, and fear of death into an exploration of the family, a theme Baumbach has so brilliantly mined throughout his career in such films as The Squid and the Whale (MVFF28) and Margot at the Wedding (MVFF30). At a Midwestern college, middle-aged Jack (Adam Driver) is a superstar professor who pioneered the field of Hitler studies. He and his fourth wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) share brainy, verbal children from their various marriages in a happy household but one threatened by both internal and external forces. Don Cheadle adds a striking supporting turn as Murray, a professor starting a new field of Elvis studies with whom Jack shares kinship and friendly rivalry. —Pam Grady
The MVFF Tribute program honors and celebrates lifetime achievements in the career of a significant film artist.
Additional Location or Other Information
Cine Arts Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley / Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael / The Lark Theater in Larkspur / BAMPFA in Berkeley / The Roxie in San Francisco