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May 24, 2018

An Insider’s Guide to the 2018 Mendocino Film Festival, Albion River Inn

An Insider’s Guide to the 2018 Mendocino Film Festival

When you visit the 13th Annual Mendocino Film Festival, come and stay at the beautiful cliff-side Albion River Inn.  After watching some of the 60+ films from the Sundance 2018 selection, you will  be able to unwind and appreciate the serenity of our scenic location. In addition to celebrating Mendocino’s rich culture of the arts, enjoy our exquisite winesdelicious foods and, of course, our spectacular Pacific Ocean views.

Plan your visit to include the Festival days from June 1st through June 3rd. Screenings happen at multiple Locations in Mendocino & Fort Bragg:| 10701 Palette Dr Mendocino, CA

You can choose to watch wonderful Films from more than 20 countries. For more details  go to:


Phone: 707.937.0171


Here are a few of the Festival’s listed favorites:

1.   Dark Money. Directed by Kimberly Reed. Sunday, June 3, 12:30pm, Crown Hall.

2.   Eighth Grade. Directed by Bo Burnham. Saturday, June 2, 8:00pm, Crown Hall.

3.   The Guilty. Directed by Gustav Moller. Sunday, June 3, 12:30pm, Coast Cinemas.

4.   Hearts Beat Loud. Directed Brett Haley. Friday, June 1, 8:00pm, Coast Cinemas.

5.   Inventing Tomorrow. Directed by Laura Nix. Saturday, June 2, 12:30pm, Crown Hall.

6.   Night Comes On. Directed by Jordana Spiro. Saturday, June 2, 5:30pm, Crown Hall.

7.   RBG. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. Saturday, June 2, 12:30pm, Coast Cinemas. Sunday, June 3, 10:00am, Coast Cinemas.

8.   Three Identical Strangers. Directed by Tim Wardle. Friday, June 1, 8:00pm, Crown Hall. Sunday, June 3, 3:00pm, Crown Hall.

9.   Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Directed by Morgan Neville. Friday, June 1, 5:30pm, Coast Cinemas. Saturday, June 2, 3:00pm, Coast

After the screenings, you can get behind-the-scenes details by meeting the filmmakers, ready to answer questions and talk about their films. You can also mingle with celebrity guests during many of the special events, including musical evenings.

Maybe you are interested any number of these outstanding four films that have earned five Oscar nominations and two wins:

1.   Coco. Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina. Winner, Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Saturday, June 2, 10:00am, Matheson.

2.  Faces Places. Directed by Agnes Varda and JR. Nominated Best Documentary Feature. Friday, June 1, 8:00pm, Matheson. Saturday, June 2, 12:30pm, Festival Tent.

3. The Florida Project. Directed by Sean Baker. Nominated Best Supporting Actor, Willem Dafoe. Saturday, June 2, 10:00am, Coast Cinemas. Sunday, June 3, 3:00pm, Festival Tent.

4. Lou. Directed by Dave Mullins. Nominated Best Animated Short. Screens as part of our Short Films Program.


The 2018 SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST Film Festival selected these two films that will also be presented in Mendocino.

1.   ¡Las Sandinistas! Directed by Jenny Murray. Saturday, June 2, 5:30pm, Matheson.

2.   Meow Wolf.  Directed by Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller. Saturday, June 2, 3:00pm, Festival Tent. Sunday, June 3, 3:00pm, Matheson.


The 2018 program offers more extraordinary documentaries than ever including the true story (Soufra) of a remarkable refugee woman: Mariam Shaar. Mariam and a team of fellow refugee women heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands. Here is the trailer.

You will agree that the Mendocino Film Festival deserves its reputation as a showcase of great artistic talent and independent film.

After the buzz and excitement at the Festival – return to the tranquility of the Albion River Inn. We cannot wait to spoil you.

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Until next time,

The Albion River Inn