The Lens - Coverage of the 35th Mill Valley Film Festival!

The Lens - Episode 10!

The first half of episode 10 features a Q & A with Director Fisher Stevens of Stand Up Guys. Stand Up Guys stars Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in a tough but touching action comedy as retired gangsters who reunite for one epic last night.

The second half of the episode features Director Ang Lee of the mesmerizing fantasy adventure film Life of Pi.

The Lens - Episode 9

Episode 9 features rock legend Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and guitarist and songwriter Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics. The two collaborated to create the documentary, "In Your Dreams: Stevie Nicks", which premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

The Lens - Episode 8

Episode 8 Features:

Part one- Q&A with Director Annie Eastman, about her documentary on the water slums of Bahia, Brazil, titled Bay of All Saints.

Part two - Q&A with David Chase (creator of The Sopranos) on his
directorial feature debut Not Fade Away.

Part three - A festival insight with cinematographer Herve Cohen. Cohen discusses the new documentary Room to Breathe, centered around bringing meditation and mindfulness to the classroom.

The Lens - Episode 7!

Episode 7 features a tribute to Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala) and an interview with the Director of Critical Mass, Mike Freedman!

The Lens - Episode 6!

Episode 6 features a tribute honoring the career of Dustin Hoffman!

The Lens - Episode 5!

Episode 5 features an in-depth master-class conversation with Ken Burns and writer-film critic Michael Fox.

The Lens - Episode 4!

Episode 4 features a Spotlight on Billy Bob Thornton. Later in the episode, Billy Bob takes questions on his new film "Jayne Mansfield's Car".

The Lens - Episode 3!

Episode 3 of The Lens features a spotlight on the career of John Hawkes (Winters Bone, Deadwood). Later in the program, Hawkes is joined by actress Helen Hunt, producer Judi Levine, and director Ben Lewin, to discuss their new film "The Sessions"!

The Lens - Episode 2

Episide 2 of The Lens features a special premier of Argo, with a QA from screenwriter Chris Terrio and actor Bryan Cranston.

The Lens - Episode 1

The Lens is a daily digest of the Mill Valley Film Festival, which will include interviews with filmmakers, actors, and audiences. Episode 1 features Director David O. Russell and Actor Bradley Cooper, from the new film Silver Linings Playbook.