Gugu naGogo at the 2023 Mill Valley Film Festival
“Take a wild ride from Oakland to Zimbabwe in this fun and fanciful collection of stories filled with crazy monsters, classic movies, and magical trips to the moon.”
- Tuesday, October 10 • 10:00am-12:00pm | Smith Rafael Film Center • San Rafael
- Tuesday, October 10 • 9:30am-11:30am | Smith Rafael Film Center • San Rafael
- ONLINE: October 16-22 | Available to schools anywhere in the U.S.
Films in Monsters, Movies and the Moon
Paul Hollingsworth | US 2023 | 6 min
Could Jasmine and her middle school frenemies be humanity’s best chance at stopping a monster invasion?
José María Fernández de Vega | Spain 2022| 11 min
A trio of mischievous siblings discover part of a mannequin in a dumpster and see it as a perfect opportunity to build their very own Frankenstein monster.
Note: Operation Frankenstein will not be included in the online screening of this program.
The Lake Merritt Monster
Benjamin Mulholland | US 2022 | 16 min
When Ollie’s mother is attacked by a monster hiding in the depths of Lake Merritt, he sets out on a mission to find her—discovering instead a hidden network of monster hunters tasked with protecting Oakland from its own dark underbelly.
A Life in Technicolor
Alex Ramirez | US 2022 | 19 min
Alone in her apartment during the pandemic, Natalie turns to her favorite classic movies to keep her company. When her life in color gradually begins to turn to black-and-white, she takes a magical tour through film history, recreating a dazzling array of classic movie scenes.
Taku Mbudzi | Australia 2022 | 20 min
When a lunar eclipse interferes with their magical late-night letter exchanges, 12-year-old aspiring astronomer Gugu must find a new way to reconnect with her beloved grandmother in Zimbabwe.
Jeff Le Bars & Jérémie Balais | US 2022 | 11 min
Young Jay Jay and his mother Edie enjoy a warm summer night listening to the sounds of Aretha Franklin from the radio under the light of the new moon. Together, they embark on a magical journey to rediscover lost dreams and nurture new hopes.