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Many movies with beloved stars with impecable acting reaching towards Oscars. Images: fair use
Many movies with beloved stars with impecable acting reaching towards Oscars. Images: fair use

Movies Galore to see in Theaters
The Mill Valley Film Festival
and Plays to Revel in!

Sep 30, 2019
by Don Gibble


Ad Astra with Brad Pitt.If you haven't had a chance to see Brad Pitt in  “Ad Astra”   it's still in theaters. Don't miss this in the theaters. The cinematography is amazing. Brad Pitt might win his first acting Oscar for this! New in theaters in October include “Joker” starring Joaquin Phoenix  and Robert DeNiro.   Phoenix will surely be nominated for an Oscar for his turn as the failed comedian Arthur Fleck. It opensOctober 4th.

Also opening October  4th is   “The Woman in the Window”   starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman. Agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox witnesses something she shouldn't while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture-perfect clan that lives across the way.

On October 11th   “Gemini Man”  opens. It starsWill Smith as Henry Brogan as an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man who's trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.

On October 18th   “Maleficent-Mistress of Evil”   opens. Starring Angelina Jolie,  Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer. A formidable queen causes a rift between Maleficent and Princess Aurora.

Also opening October 18th is   “Zombieland 2: Double Tap”  starring. Woody Haralson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Luke Wilson. Zombie slayers Tallahassee, Columbus, Wichita and Little Rock square off against the newly evolved undead.

Frankie  starring Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear.Finally, there's   “Frankie”   starring Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei and Greg Kinnear. A family confronts a life-altering crisis while vacationing in Portugal.

On Halloween night at 7pm the Reading Theater in Rohnert Park is showing “Psycho”  on the big screen. For those of you who haven't seen it on the big screen, this is your chance!

The Mill Valley Film Festival starts October 3rd

Starting off with “Just Mercy”   starring Jamie Foxx. Fans of Foxx will want to go because he will be there. $125 for the program and opening night gala or $60 for film only. 7pm.

The Mill Valley Film Festival starts October 3rd with “Just Mercy” starring Jamie Foxx. Fans of Foxx will want to go because he will be there.

On October 5th there's “The Lighthouse” starring Robert Pattinson who will be there. $95 for film and reception. 730pm.

On October 6th there's  “Clemency”  starring Alfred Woodard who is coming. $85 for film and reception. 5pm.

On October 7th is  “Seberg”  starring Kristen Stewart who will be there. $75. 7pm.

On October 9th is “Waves” starring Sterling K Brown who will be there. $85 starting at 7pm.

Finally there's  “Ford v Ferrari”  starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale.October 13th at 430pm. $95.

Who needs to fly to Sundance!

For my live theater fans you still have time to see the fabulous   “Gypsy”   at 6th Street.It closes October 20th. Call 707 523 4185 for information and tickets. 

Laramie Project opens at the Raven in Healdsburg October 18th.The powerful   “Laramie Project”   opens at the Raven in HealdsburgOctober 18th. This is the story of Matthew Shepard. Students only pay $5. This has to be the best student rate in Sonoma County. Call 707 433 6335 for more information.

Fans of  MasterChef Jr   on television will want to see it live at the Luther Burbank CenterOctober 19th.  Call 707 546 3600 for more information. 

Then there's  “Boom”  at the Main Stage West in Sebastopol. A grad student's online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab, but when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. It opensOctober 18th. Thursdays are pay what you will, which is very generous.

Of course, I wish you all a Happy Halloween. Drive safe.


Film and Theater by Don Gibble


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