With Bay Area film buffs getting fired up for the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival – tickets went on sale to the general public on Sunday – festival organizers have unveiled the 11-day event's trailer.
Co-produced by Emeryville-based Athena Studios and the Bay Area section of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the trailer is built around the premise of an abandoned Mill Valley and Marin County. Shots depict a car-less Golden Gate Bridge and the empty downtowns Mill Valley and San Rafael, eerily building to the revelation that people had abandoned the streets in favor of some cinema.
The trailer was directed by David Tanaka, chair of the Bay Area VES and an editor with Pixar Animation Studios. Tanaka was also heavily involved in the restoration of Black Angel, a 25-minute film from Star Wars art director Roger Christian that will be shown during MVFF36, 33 years since its last public screening.
The Mill Valley Film Festival is set for Oct. 3-13 in theaters throughout Marin. Check out Patch's MVFF36 coverage at the links below and stay tuned for more.