Pat Brown Film Premiere in Mill Valley

Pat Brown

Pat Brown with Martin Luther King after the Watts Riots

With the world undergoing radical changes on many fronts, and with a growing protest movement taking place in the United States, the second decade of the 21st century is starting to echo that most turbulent decade of the last: the 1960s.

Pat Brown, Governor of the State of California throughout most of the ’60s, and father of the state’s current Governor, was a central figure in the political landscape of the day. How striking, then, that an important new film about his life and legacy is now making its premiere. Is there somethin’ blowin in the wind?

“California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown,” by award-winning director Sascha Rice, will have its northern California premier at the Mill Valley Film Festival on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

JFK with Pat Brown

President John F. Kennedy with Pat Brown

Featuring interviews with Governor Jerry Brown, former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gray Davis & Pete Wilson; Tom Brokaw, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Hon. Willie Brown Jr., Warren Christopher, historian Kevin Starr, Reagan’s political strategist Stu Spencer, and former State Treasurer and Pat Brown’s daughter Kathleen Brown, the film gives an inside look into political power and a family dynasty called by some “the West Coast Kennedys.”

Say Gov. Jerry Brown of his father, “Seeing the world through the lens of Pat Brown is very valuable. We might learn something about how to deal with the kind of world that we now confront.”


In these startling new times, we need all the insight we can get. Definitely a film to watch.


Mill Valley Film Festival
October 11, 2011 – Tuesday
BAY AREA PREMIERE of California State of Mind – The Legacy of Pat Brown
8:00 pm at The Rafael Film Center 1118 – 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901
Q& A after the film with Director Sascha Rice & Executive Producer, Hilary Armstrong
For ticket info go to

Carmel Film Festival
October 15, 2011 – Saturday
California State of Mind: The Pat Brown Legacy
Screening at 4:00 pm at Sunset Cultural Arts Center on San Carlos between 9th and 10th
VIP Reception Following from 5:30-7:30 pm
Tickets sold at the door, please arrive by 3:40 to get tickets and seats
Director Sascha Rice & Executive Producer Hilary Armstrong will be at screening and reception

The Paley Center For Media (New York)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011? Screening at 6:30 pm, panel discussion at 8:00 pm
Panel following the film with Tom Brokaw/NBC, Mike Duffy/Time Magazine, Bob Shrum/Political Analyst and Sascha Rice/Director
To purchase tickets please go to the Paley Center link below
NY PALEY CENTER 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

MOCA (Los Angeles)
November 10, 2011 Time: TBD
California State of Mind: The Pat Brown Legacy
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

SF Film Society Special Screening
November 17, 2011
California State of Mind: The Pat Brown Legacy
Showing at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm Film Society | New People Cinema
1746 Post Street San Francisco
Director Sascha Rice & Executive Producer Hilary Armstrong will be available for the intro and Q&A at 7:00 PM, and intro the 9:30 screening.
Tickets Available Oct. 17th at