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Mendocino Film Festival 2007
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The Mendocino Film Festival box office on Albion Street. The filmmaker sign-in desk at the Mendocino Film Festival box office on the first day. MFF board members Mel McKinney and Betsy Ford in the box office on opening day. View from behind the counter at the Mendocino Film Festival box office The entry to the Mendocino Film Festival's big top tent as seen from Ukiah St.  The tent site was the central courtyard of the Mendocino Hotel Garden Suites. MFF Volunteers Catey Simonton and ______ at the entry to the Opening Reception in the MFF big tent on Thursday May 17, 2007 Joan Katzeff provided Thanksgiving Coffee at the MFF 2007 Opening Reception. Mendocino Hotel owner Dr. Tom Kravis makes a rare beef tenderloin sandwich with creamy horseradish sauce on house-baked buns. Yum! Nationally known folksinger Ronnie Gilbert, left, attended the opening reception. She was a member of the original Weavers with Pete Seeger, and recently moved to the Mendocino Coast. Welcome Ronnie! Mendocino Film Festival President and Founder Keith Brandman at the podium during the Opening Reception. Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 A member of the Fetzer family introduced other family members and their vineyards that sponsored the MFF Opening Reception. Members of the Fetzer winemaking family sponsored the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 Sally Stewart, MFF Special Events: Parties Co-Chair, speaks at the Opening Reception. Singer Alycia Lang and her band performed during the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 Singer Alycia Lang and her band performed during the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 Singer Alycia Lang performed during the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 Alycia Lang is greeted by Opening Reception Executive Producer Jennifer Taylor and other fans after her performance at the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 Matt Rowland runs the sound system and lights for the opening reception. Matt also provided the tent, staging, furnishings and equipment at many of the MFF venues. Fine wines for the opening reception were poured by Ceago Vineyards, one of several wineries owned by members of the Fetzer family. Fine wines for the opening reception were poured by several Fetzer family wineries, including Ceago Vineyards Debra Scott samples the fine wines poured by Ceago Vineyards at the opening reception Fine wines for the opening reception were provided by several Fetzer family wineries including Saracina Vineyards. At the MFF Opening Reception Judith Brandman (right) and friend at the MFF Opening Reception Debra Scott and MFF Program Committee member George Russell at the Opening Reception MFF Board Member Ward Ryan is flanked by MFF Co-founders Keith and Judith Brandman at the opening reception. MFF Board member Betsy Ford with friends at the MFF Opening Reception. Photographer Robert Stewart and videographer Mike Evans with a pretty lady at the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007. Only a small portion of the festival's big tent is seen in this view at the Opening Reception Thursday May 17, 2007 Cammie Conlon, left and MFF President Keith Brandman  presented a special award to Toni Lemos, longtime Mendocino County film office coordinator, who brought in dozens of feature film and TV commercial productions. Toni's daughter Jone Lemos accepted on her behalf. The presentation followed a special showing of the hit feature Summer of '42, filmed in Mendocino in 1971. Jone Lemos accepted a special award on behalf of her mother, Toni Lemos, who directed the Mendocino County Film Office for many years. Cammie Conlon, who played Bonnie Blue Butler opposite Clark Gable in the classic Gone With The Wind, was the emcee as local movie veterans shared memories of their parts in movies filmed in Mendocino. Betty Barber shared memories of her participation in movies filmed in Mendocino. Grail Dawson shared memories of his participation in movie filming in Mendocino. Marge Kamb shared memories of her participation in movie production in Mendocino. After the Summer of '42 special presentation, locals shared memories of their participation in movies filmed in Mendocino. Local old-timers shared memories of their participation in movies filmed in Mendocino. The overflow crowd outside St. Anthony's Hall, which was packed for a showing of Genghis Blues. St. Anthony's parish hall was packed for a showing of Genghis Blues. St. Anthony's parish hall was jammed for a showing of Genghis Blues. After a standing room only showing of his film Genghis Blues, filmmaker Adrian Belic held a lively Q&A session at St. Anthony's hall. After a standing room only showing of his film Genghis Blues, filmmaker Adrian Belic answered questions from the audience. Flmmaker Adrian Belic at St. Anthony's hall. Filmmaker Adrian Belic during the Q&A session after Genghis Blues. Filmmaker Adrian Belic met with audience members at St. Anthony's hall after the showing of Genghis Blues. A panel discussion on Activism and Distribution took place Saturday morning in the festival tent. A panel discussion on Activism and Distribution, held Saturday morning in the festival tent, was popular with filmmakers. Santa Monica producer Chuck Braverman took part in a panel discussion on Activism and Distribution held Saturday morning in the festival tent. Philadelphia filmmaker Bernadine Mellis took part in a Saturday morning panel discussion on Activism and Distribution. Chris Pilaro, a producer of Everything's Cool and a staffer with worrkingfilms.com, was a member of the panel on Activism and Distribution. MFF Program Director Pat Ferrero guided the panel for a discussion on Activism and Distribution. Chuck Braverman and Pat Ferrero during a panel discussion on Activism and Distribution. Panel members Bernadine Mellis, Chuck Braverman, Pat Ferrero and Chris Pilaro talked about Activism and Distribution Saturday morning in the festival tent. The Activism and Distribution panel Saturday morning in the festival tent. Mendocino Film Festival 2007 Guest of Honor Albert Maysles is introduced by Jim McCullough to a large Crown Hall audience before the special screening of The Beales of Grey Gardens Saturday morning. Mendocino Film Festival 2007 Guest of Honor Albert Maysles answered audience questions following a special screening of The Beales of Grey Gardens at Crown Hall. MFF 2007 Guest of Honor Albert Maysles met audience members following a special screening of The Beales of Grey Gardens at Crown Hall. Renowned filmmaker Albert Maysles met local filmmakers Laurie York and Carmen Goodyear (Freedom To Marry) at Crown Hall during the Mendocino Film Festival. A special program titled A Conversation with Albert Maysles was directed by MFF advisor and San Francisco Film Commissioner Jim McCullough, right. Albert Maysles comments between clips of his films shown during A Conversation With Albert Maysles during the Mendocino Film Festival 2007. Albert Maysles comments between clips of his films shown during A Conversation With Albert Maysles during the Mendocino Film Festival 2007. MFF Guest of Honor Albert Maysles chats with filmmaker Adrian Belic (Genghis Blues; Beyond The Call) after a program in Crown Hall. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis answers questions after a showing of The Forest For The Trees at St. Anthony's Hall Saturday evening. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis answers audience questions after a showing of The Forest For The Trees at St. Anthony's Hall Saturday evening. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis answers questions after a showing of The Forest For The Trees at St. Anthony's Hall Saturday evening. Filmmaker Bernadine Mellis answers audience questions after a showing of The Forest For The Trees at St. Anthony's Hall Saturday evening. Renowned folksinger Ronnie Gilbert (in white sweater) was in the front row for a showing of The Forest For The Trees, Bernadine Mellis' award-winning film about the late forest activist Judi Bari. MFF President Keith Brandman kicked off the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007 Saturday night in the festival's big tent. Film, stage and TV actor Carl Lumbly (Det. Petrie in Cagney & Lacey; Marcus Dixon in Alias, Lt. Novacek in Battlestar Galactica, and many more) emceed the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007 Saturday night. Film and TV actor Carl Lumbly emceed the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007 Saturday night. MFF Program Director Pat Ferrero at the podium during the Awards Ceremony. A charming young woman shows the specially crafted crystal awards at the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007. A charming young woman shows the specially crafted crystal awards at the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007. A charming young woman shows the specially crafted crystal awards at the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007. Award winners at the Mendocino Film Festival 2007 Filmmaker Shyam Balsť accepts the award for Best Narrative Short for his film Monsoon. Actress Sharon Lawrence (Fool Me Once; Desperate Housewives) spoke briefly at the  Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007. Award winner ___________ MFF co-founder Judith Brandman chats with friends at the Awards Ceremony. Producer Chuck Braverman and a lovely lady at the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007. Betsy Ford, Jennifer Taylor, Carl Lumbly and Keith Brandman at the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007. DJ Sister Yasmin provided dance music in the big tent following the Awards Ceremony for MFF 2007.

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