It’s easy for Bay Area residents to become desensitized to film festivals given that there are so many. The San Francisco International Film Festival, DocFest, Silent Film Fest – there’s even a Drunken Film Fest. Yet, oddly enough, the biggest of them all isn’t happening in San Francisco or even Oakland, but rather Mill Valley.
In 2021, the Mill Valley Film Festival headliners were “Dune” and “The French Dispatch.” The big movies this year are Brendan Fraser’s comeback film “The Whale,” the adaptation of Don DeLillo’s “White Noise” starring Adam Driver, “The Good Nurse” starring Jessica Chastain, and the evening blockbuster. opening, “Glass Onion: A Knives Beyond Mystery.