The 2015 Mill Valley Film Festival, scheduled for October 8 to 18, will open with Tom Hooper’s THE DANISH GIRL, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, and Tom McCarthy’s SPOTLIGHT, starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.
Oscar®-winning The King’s Speech (MVFF 2010) director Tom Hooper returns with another remarkable historical drama. Based on the incredible true story of painter Lili Elbe (Academy Award®-winner Eddie Redmayne, MVFF Spotlight 2014), The Danish Girl explores the life of one of the first people in recorded history to receive gender reassignment surgery.
In Spotlight, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo head an impeccable ensemble cast recreating the true events of 2001, when The Boston Globe broke open the massive child molestation scandal within the local Catholic Archdiocese—and the shocking Church cover-up that kept it a dirty secret for decades. it is the All the President’s Men of our generation.