Mill Valley fest to kick off with 'Religulous'

Festival begins on Oct. 2

The 31st Mill Valley Film Festival will kick off Oct. 2 with two films, Bill Maher's documentary "Religulous" and Gina Prince-Bythewood's "The Secret Lives of Bees." The fest, held at the CineArts@Sequoia, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center and other venues throughout the Bay Area, runs through Oct. 10, when it closes with a tribute to Alfre Woodard.