Mill Valley Film Festival | KALW

Mill Valley Film Festival

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with young San Francisco cellist Oliver Herbert (pictured), who makes his subscription concert debut with the San Francisco Symphony, playing Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major. Performances are on September 26, 27 and 28 (8pm) at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave) in San Francisco. 

Dogtown Redemption

On the October 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Amir Soltani about his new documentary Dogtown Redemption, which gives a voice to three recyclers in West Oakland. He’ll be joined by one of the recyclers, Landon Goodwin. 

We've all heard about the "Bechdel Test" for women in film. But what needs to happen for women to reach parity with male directors, producers, writers and actors? 

"Finding the Gold Within" is the latest documentary from Berkeley filmmaker Karina Epperlein. The film focuses on the story of six young black men from Akron, Ohio, making the transition from high school to college. They face racism and stereotyping on their journey; but each draws strength from a mutual experience: a mentoring program for adolescents that has taught them confidence and self-respect.