Minions
Yes, those single-celled organisms that look like yellow Tic Tacs in blue jean overalls from the blockbuster film franchise "Despicable Me" have their own movie. We all saw this coming when the first "Despicable Me" grossed $251 million at the box office and "Despicable Me 2" grossed $368 million. It makes business sense to continue the franchise with a Minion movie. This movie teaches us about the history of the Minions' long journey to find their leader.

Jurassic World
Oakland native Colin Trevorrow directed "Jurassic World," the fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise. Trevorrow previously directed the highly acclaimed independent film "Safety Not Guaranteed" in 2012, which was awarded an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. It was because of this movie that Steven Spielberg offered Trevorrow the opportunity to direct "Jurassic World," and resurrect what is quickly becoming a failing franchise. We all would agree the first film, "Jurassic Park," was an instant classic.

California Independent Film Festival
The California Film Festival (CAIFF) is excited to present another year exhibiting a diverse array of films from around the world. The festival has also honored actors and filmmakers including Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Landau, Cloris Leachman, Tony Curtis, Rita Moreno, Diane Ladd, Penny Marshall, Ed Asner, Tippi Hedren, Barry Morrow, and others. The festival takes place at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga, The Orinda Theatre, and The Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

*TOMORROWLAND*
From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.