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“The Warden” – Mill Valley Film Festival Streaming Event
October 8, 2020 - October 18, 2020
Marin Audubon Society is partnering with the Mill Valley Film Festival to present “The Warden (De Vogelwachter)”
On the deserted beach of tiny Benty Island, the warden (Freek de Jonge in a wonderfully understated solo turn) follows a strict daily routine at the bird sanctuary he has overseen, alone, for decades. With the same precision as his beloved grandfather clock, he monitors the flocks of resident and migrating sea and shore birds that are his only companions and his constant source of wonderment. But everything in his world shifts tectonically when he learns that his post will be shut down. The warden must find a way to resist his fate—but how? Writer-director Threes Anna (The Bird Can’t Fly, MVFF31) captures the quiet joys of solitude and self-imposed isolation in a beautiful film allegory that fits the pandemic era we have now entered—and offers a glimpse of what joy there is to find oneself, after so long alone, face to face with another human being and kindred spirit.
Tickets go on sale September 27th.
This film will stream virtually Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 18th.
Watch the trailer and purchase tickets HERE
Please visit the Mill Valley Film Festival’s website view more of films streaming during this year’s festival.