Artist Katy Grannan Premieres Film, “The Nine” at Mill Valley Film Festival October 11th

Inessa Waits Near South 9th Street, Modesto, CA (Katy Grannan, 2012)

Inessa Waits Near South 9th Street, Modesto, CA (Katy Grannan, 2012)

After five years of production, Katy Grannan will premiere her film “The Nine” at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 11th at 9:00 pm at the Cinearts Sequioa theater in Mill Valley, 25 Throckmorton Avenue, and on October 12th at 2:30 pm Lark Theater in Larkspur on 549 Magnolia Avenue.


“The Nine” is an intimate insight into the forgotten community living on Modesto’s South Ninth Street. The film focuses on Kiki, a drifter, whose only means of escape is through her imagination and whose delicate sense of

self-worth hinges on the making of the film. Kiki’s story is one of courageous vulnerability, powerful observations of a lost childhood, and the fundamental need for connection. Kiki says, “I heard people say out here on the street we’re free. I think the street is more like prison.”


Katy Grannan, a Baum Award winner from 2004, is a photographer, artist, and filmmaker living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Grannan’s photography is included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum in New York.

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