1 p.m. - "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) - A modern day fairy tale that tells the story of Edward (Johnny Depp), a man created by an inventor (Vincent Price) who died before finishing him and left Edward with scissors for hands. One day the local Avon lady checks around the old house and meets Edward. She takes him home and introduces him to the pastel world of the town called Suburbia. Edward gains fame around the town by cutting hedges and giving the neighbors and their dogs unusual haircuts. This is Director Tim Burton's personal favorite film. "Edward Scissorhands" was Vincent Price's last film role.
3 p.m. - "House of Wax" (1953) - A wax sculptor for a museum (Vincent Price) is horrified when his partner sets fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money.
California Independent Film Festival
Started in 1997, CAIFF is a premier showcase for independent, foreign and mainstream films.
CAIFF attracts a world-class audience!
Filmmakers from around the world
Entertainment industry executives
World Wide Press
Mill Valley Film Festival
The festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers' festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign films, along side high-profile and prestigious award contenders.
Five of the last six films that have gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture (Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, The Artist, Argo, 12 Years a Slave), were screened at MVFF with filmmakers and cast members in attendance.
Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. Screening sections include World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children’s FilmFest; a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF’s activist films initiative. Festival guests also enjoy Tributes, Spotlights and Galas throughout.
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