The Mostly British Film Festival was created by Ruthe Stein and Jack Bair to bring to Bay Area audiences the best in cinema from the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa. For many of the films screened this is the only opportunity to see them in a cinema. The Festival has screened local premieres of such films as 56 Up, Hunger, Red Riding Trilogy, Lunchbox and London River. The directors represented at the festival include John Boorman, Ken Loach and Mike Leigh and the actors are Colin Firth, Ewan McGregor, Cate Blanchett, Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling, to name a few. Guests of honor have included Malcolm McDowell, Minnie Driver, Michael York and Joel Edgerton.