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Mill Valley Film Festival 36 Sponsor Preview Party

At California Delicious, we think it is important to support local cultural events. We are so excited to announce our official sponsorship of the 36th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival which takes place from Oct 3rd to Oct 13th, 2013.

We love being a part of such a vibrant community here in Northern California and are honored to be able to support film and the arts right here in our backyard.

We are joined by many local and national sponsors, some of whom we met at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley last night and many others whom we can’t wait to meet through our partnership with MVFF36 and California Film Institute.

Outside Sweetwater Music Hall

It was great planning that the Sponsor Preview Event was held at the prestigious and history-rich Sweetwater Music Hall. This music venue and “Bay Area treasure” which originally opened in 1972 has hosted performances by Carlos Santana , Elvis Costello, Huey Lewis and Jerry Garcia, to name a few.

Mill Valley Film Festival 36 poster

With over 100 different movies screened and multiple panels and events through out the festival, it’s looking to be a very busy and exciting 11 days!

Mill Valley Film Festival staff @ check in

MVFF Sponsorship Coordinator Jamie Ozimek and volunteer check-in the guests and let them know about the raffle prizes of our Coppola Vineyard Taste of California Gift Basket and tickets to Geoffrey Rush Tribute.

Sweetwater Spring rolls

Sweetwater Cafe provided fresh and original “heavy hors d’oeuvres”  including these crunchy Vegetarian Spring Rolls wrapped in noodle casings.

Sweetwater staff tray pass soup

The staff at Sweetwater handed out spicy Pepper and Tomatillo soup…

Sweetwater Beet soup

Everything they served, including this cold beet soup, topped with creme fraiche, was delicious and beautifully arranged.

Sponsors in Sweetwater Music Hall

The intimate venue was pretty full with excited sponsors and MVFF staff all enjoying the food and wines provided by Sonoma County sponsors Wine Road.

Mill Valley Film Festival program

After appetizer hour, we heard from Executive Director Mark Fiskin and Director of Programming  Zoe Elton, who gave us their top tips for the festival and recommended some lesser-known movies that were expected to wow crowds, The Human Experiment, Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley and The German Doctor (Wakolda).

Personally, I am very excited to see the various Tributes and Spotlights for Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush, Jared Leto but also many of the movies premiering at MVFF : Effie Grey starring Dakota Fanning (who will be in attendance), Dallas Buyers Club with Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner and Nebraska starring Will Forte and Bruce Dern.

I want to thank everyone at MVFF36 who are working tirelessly to ensure it is a huge success! We are so excited to be a part of such a wonderful event and have the opportunity to support the arts but also our Bay Area community.

Travel Time-
Under 2 hours from Sacramento
Under 1 hour from San Francisco
Under 7 hours from Los Angeles

Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Learn more about the Mill Valley Film Festival here.

California Delicious will have an exciting giveaway for the Mill Valley Film Festival in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

See you all at the movies!



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