Vincent Price
Mark your calendar for an all-day event celebrating the career of actor Vincent Price to be held Saturday, March 7 at the Rheem Theatre in Moraga. The program includes some of Price's most popular films, a lecture by his daughter, Victoria Price, wine tasting and his induction into the Classic Film Hall of Fame.

Schedule:
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
The California Film Festival (CAIFF) is excited to present another year exhibiting a diverse array of films from around the world. The festival has also honored actors and filmmakers including Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Landau, Cloris Leachman, Tony Curtis, Rita Moreno, Diane Ladd, Penny Marshall, Ed Asner, Tippi Hedren, Barry Morrow, and others. The festival takes place at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga, The Orinda Theatre, and The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. For more information about the festival visit www.caiff.org.




BACKGROUND
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
Hollywood Celebrities
Film Enthusiasts
World Wide Press

Mill Valley Film Festival
Since founding the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1977, Mark Fishkin has shepherded this once small, three-day showcase into an eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event presenting a wide variety of new films from around the world in an engaged, community setting.

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.