Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) in LA LA LAND. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate.
Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) in LA LA LAND. Photo courtesy of Lionsgate.

Returning for its 39th year, the Mill Valley Film Festival will open with the Lionsgate release La La Land, and Paramount Pictures’ Arrival.

Both films are fresh from their Telluride and Venice Film Festival premieres and will make their Bay Area premieres at the Festival.

La La Land
US 2016
Everything you love about classic musicals gets a pitch-perfect update in the cinematic, colorful, and enormously enjoyable La La Land. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling sing, dance, and crack wise their way through Damien Chazelle’s (Whiplash, MVFF 2014) exquisitely made love letter to dreamers and artists, to Hollywood, and to filmmaking itself.
Expected Guests: Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle
Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm & 7:15pm at CinéArts Sequoia in Mill Valley

Arrival
US 2016
In award-winning director Denis Villeneuve’s (Sicario, Incendies) riveting and deeply thoughtful drama, five-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams is a brilliant linguistics professor on a journey that leads her across time and space, to discover the force that unites all sentient beings on our planet and any others that may exist: the power of communication.
Expected Guest: Amy Adams
Thursday, October 6, 7:00pm at Century Cinema in Corte Madera

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