Sonoma International Film Festival (March 29 – April 2, 2017)

Now in its 20th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 29 – April 2, 2017) takes place in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country and will feature more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, and short films. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.

This unique 5-day event offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, the beloved Robin Williams and Danny Glover have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance.

Berkeley-native Mike Mills among nominees at tomorrow’s Film Independent Spirit Awards

This Saturday, February 25th, The Film Independent Spirit Awards will hold it’s annual ceremony in Santa Monica. Among those nominated is Berkeley-native Mike Mills for his film 20th Century Women, a comedy-drama set in 1970s Santa Barbara about a trio of young women raising a son. Mike Mills served as director and screenwriter of the film, and earned the film a nomination for Best Screenplay, joining Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Little Men, and Hell or High Water. You can catch the awards telecast on IFC tomorrow at 5p ET/2p PT.

Free Castro Screening Of ‘When We Rise,’ Complete With Anti-Trump Rally

When We Rise, the ABC miniseries about LGBT history that filmed in the Castro last spring, is nearing its premiere—it’s set to run from February 27th-March 3rd.

But if you’d like to see When We Rise early, the Castro Theatre is hosting an exclusive screening this coming Monday, February 20th—complete with an anti-Trump rally break hosted by one of the series’ subjects, Cleve Jones. (ABC wants to make it clear, however, that Jones’ rally is a separate event, and not affiliated with their screening.)

The President’s Day event will showcase all four episodes of the eight-hour mini series event. A limited number of free tickets are available, and can be reserved online.

Rogue Wave’s new video for cover of Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door”

Today our friends in Rogue Wave released the video for their lovely cover of Pete Townshend’s “Let My Love Open the Door.” The track is from their latest release “Cover Me,” a quite wonderful covers album that consists entirely of Rogue Wave going back to their 1980s musical roots, influences, and mix tape favorites. Songs include The Cure’s “In Between Days,” The Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary,” The Church’s “Under the Milky Way,” The Romantics’ ‘Talking In Your Sleep,” and many more 80s MTV classics. “Cover Me” is available for digital download or colored vinyl — pink or splatter paint, natch.

The video for “Let My Love Open the Door” was directed and edited by Jim Granato with color effects by Truckee Lynch.

“The idea for this video has been circling around my brain since we finished tracking it,” Zach Rogue says. “A fantasy about what I could tell my younger self if I had the chance.”

Check out Rogue Wave tour dates here.

IndieHouse supplied lighting & grip gear for the shoot, and inten Feneyda Guerrero PAed.