Mendocino Film Festival 2012 - Take 7

Photos by Nicholas Wilson - www.nwilsonphoto.com

Note: This gallery contains only partial coverage of this year's festival. 
Three other photographers also contributed coverage, 
but only the work of Nicholas Wilson is included here. 
No photos of events on Saturday June 2 are available here.

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Members of  the boards of directors of the Mendocino Art Center and the Mendocino Film Festival met in a special joint meeting followed by a reception at the art center on April 14, 2012. MFF leaders Board members chat in front of a flat screen TV displaying photos from past seasons of the Mendocino Film Festival. The Mac Callum House Inn and Restaurant was the scene for the festival's 7th season kickoff party May 23, 2012. MFF Vice President Ann Walker greets guests arriving for the kickoff party at Mac Callum House. MFF founder and former president Keith Brandman stands with Ann Walker and Pat Ferrero at the Mac House entrance. MFF President Paul Kemp and spouse arrive for the kickoff party. MFF Vice President for Marketing Bob Woelfel with a display panel he created MFF Events Coordinator Jennifer Linley Taylor and fiance Wes Henderson at the Mac Callum House season kickoff party. MFF Executive Director Michael Fox. Sally Stewart with MFF production volunteer Joe Chisholm at the kickoff party. MFF Board member Arlene Moorehead and Sally Stewart with two guests. Lorry Lepaule with Ann Walker. Festival information and merchandise on display at Mac Callum House. Festival information and merchandise on display at Mac Callum House. The Kemps order dinner in the Mac Callum House dining room. The MFF box office was located at Flockworks Studio on Kasten Street until moving to Crown Hall when the festival opened. The MFF box office was located at Flockworks Studio on Kasten Street until moving to Crown Hall when the festival opened. Carole Freeman and James Sibbet were the box office volunteers, as usual. Board members Arlene Moorehead and Ann Walker Historic Crown Hall in Mendocino was the primary venue for MFF as always. Historic Crown Hall in Mendocino was the primary venue for MFF as always. The MFF's 7th season opened with a free showing for Mendocino High School students of "Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines." Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Pat Ferrero Pat Ferrero Kristy Guevara-Flanagan Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Pat Ferrero Audience for the high school showing A group of high school girls talked with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan after the showing of Wonder Women. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan gave the girrls Wonder Women bracelets Kristy Guevara-Flanagan gave the girrls Wonder Women bracelets Ann Walker, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Pat Ferrero Crown Hall was the location of the MFF official opening party Friday evening. Crown Hall was the location of the MFF official opening party Friday evening. Matt Perlowin staffs the box office in front of Crown Hall. Jennifer Taylor sets up for the MFF Opening Night Party at Crown Hall. Guests enjoyed refreshments Ronnie Kemper shakes a cocktail. Garnish and Gai Daly were bartenders for the opening party. Garnish and Gai Daly were bartenders for the opening party. Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Pat Ferrero, Zoe Elton and another guest at the opening party. Richard Miller and Jolee Henry with MFF co-founders Judith and Keith Brandman. Executive Director Michael Fox at the podium MFF President Paul Kemp introduces the short films screening that was part of the opening party. Paul Kemp welcomes the opening party audience in Crown Hall. Paul Kemp at the podium Chef Adam Celaya and crew provided food for the opening party. People queued up for the Friday night showing of the short films program. Director Louis Schwartzberg (right) answers an audience question about his short film "Gratitude" as host Toney Merrit and another filmmaker look on. Toney Merrit Director Louis Schwartzberg A scene from Wild Horse Wild Ride. Horse rancher Lari Shea (left) joins a spokesperson for Wild Horse Wild Ride and MFF hostess Tommie Smith (right) for Q&A after the film showing. Lari Shea of Richochet Ridge Ranch (left) joins a spokesperson for Wild Horse Wild Ride and MFF hostess Tommie Smith (right) for Q&A after the film showing. Trail rider Lari Shea, owner of Richochet Ridge Ranch, a local horse operation. One of the purchasers of a wild horse featured in the film spoke from the audience after the film showing. One of the purchasers of a wild horse featured in the film spoke from the audience after the film showing. View of the incoming crowd at Crown Hall with Mendocino Bay in the background. Audience for Who Bombed Judi Bari files into Crown Hall Sunday evening. Producer Darryl Cherney cradles 6-week-old daughter Abigail, the youngest MFF attendee. Abby had her own guest pass. Producer Darryl Cherney in front of the screen with Maggie Watson and Bruce Erickson, owners of the company that sponsored the showing of Who Bombed Judi Bari? MFF host Pat Jackson introduces the film Who Bombed Judi Bari? MFF host Pat Jackson speaks to the audience for Who Bombed Judi Bari? Judi Bari on screen lights up the audience. Producer and proud pappa Darryl Cherney takes questions from the audience. Sweeping up popcorn Pat and Matt pack up the box office in front of Crown Hall. It's a wrap! MFF production volunteer Joe Chisholm strikes a poster and banner from Crown Hall. Joe was in the cast and crew of the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove."

 


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