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Mill Valley Film Festival


MEMBER SCREENING: On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Fernando and his family in Mexico watch the collapse of the World Trade Center in shock: Balthazar, the patriarch of the family, is an undocumented worker at the restaurant on the top floor. With no word from him for two weeks, the family begins the grieving process until Fernando's mother catches a glimpse of Balthazar on the news one day. Determined to find out what happened to his father, Fernando begins a perilous journey to New York City, coming face-to-face with the harsh realities of being an immigrant in America. As he searches for answers, Fernando discovers romance and humanity in some unlikely places. Michael D. Olmos' Windows on the World is a stirring examination of social themes that are particularly relevant today, made all the more compelling by the captivating performances of Ryan Guzman (Everybody Wants Some!!Papi Chulo) as Fernando and esteemed actor Edward James Olmos as Balthazar.

EXPECTED GUESTS: Actors Edward James Olmos and Jai Wilson, Writer-Producer Robert Mailer Anderson

This screening is free to CFI members. Ticket required. Reception to follow.
Reception to follow held at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard

Earlier Event: August 16
Topanga Film Festival
Later Event: October 10
919 Film Fest