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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

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  • Posey

    Billy DaMota / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Human Relationships, Seniors, Women / 22 mins

    Posey is the story of Linda Flemming who makes the heartbreaking decision to take her grandmother, Posey, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease to a retirement home. In a desperate move to avoid the inevitable, Posey escapes, and while her loved ones desperately search for her, Posey finds herself the star of a Bollywood movie.

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm

  • The Radio Gamers

    Gretchen Olivero / Narrative, Shorts, US Cinema / USA / 2013 / Comedy, Healing/Health, Music, Seniors, Transformation, Woman Filmmaker / 15 mins

    Lee and Viv mourn the death of Max, their unfamiliar coworker when they hide out in his cubicle to avoid group counseling and discover his love for music trivia. When Lee decides to call into Mutiny Radio to win DJ for a day the two have a new found look at life.

    In Person: Director Gretchen Olivero to attend.

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm

  • Refuge

    Michelle Steffes / Cinema of Conscience, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / History, MIddle East, Social Issues, Woman Filmmaker / 14 mins

    Set in present-day Iraq, Refuge tells the story of Nabil, who moves to Baghdad with his two young sons after the kidnapping and murder of his wife Mariam. When Nabil sees a new arrival in the neighborhood he thinks he recognizes the stranger as the man who killed his wife. If he is correct, and the man is in fact the killer, Nabil must decide whether to honor his wife by avenging her death or by remembering the heart of her beliefs which would allow for redemption.

    Precedes:
    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm

  • Poster for the film Revolution directed by Rob Stewart

    Revolution

    Rob Stewart / Documentary, EcoCinema / Canada / 2012 / Adventure, Environmental, Nature, Oceans, Politics, Transformation, Vision Quest / 85 mins

    Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he'll discover that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger – it's humanity itself. Startling, beautiful, and provocative, Revolution inspires audiences from across the globe to start a revolution and change the world forever.

    FREE TO K-12 BAY AREA STUDENTS

    Revolution

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 29, 2013 11:00 am

    Revolution

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 29, 2013 8:15 pm

  • Round Table Discussion about Sonoma County’s Grassroots Movement: Growing Healthy Food

    Events / Panel

    In Person: Andrew Monbouquette joins us for a round table discussion about Sonoma County’s Grassroots Movement: Growing Healthy Food along with Ruth Roberson of Community Garden Network of Sonoma County, Wendy Mardigian, Co-Founder Work Horse Organic Agriculture, Suzanne Grady, Program Director of Petaluma Bounty and Catherine Brooke of Foodscaping Sonoma County. after the film.

    Preceded By:
    Growing Cities followed by a Round Table Discussion about Sonoma County’s Grassroots Movement: Growing Healthy Food

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 28, 2013 12:00 pm

  • Still photo from the movie Satellite Boy

    Satellite Boy

    Catriona McKenzie / EcoCinema, International, Narrative / Australia / 2012 / Adventure, First Filmmaker, Folklore, Human RIghts, Indigenous Peoples, Landscape, Road Movie, Spirituality, Terroir of Cinema, Vision Quest, Woman Filmmaker, Youth / 90 mins

    Pete and Jagamarra live in an abandoned drive-in movie theater, enjoying the vast skyscapes and starry nights. Pete’s grandfather teaches the boy the traditional Aboriginal shamanic ways and how to live with nature alone. Pete resists his grandfather’s mystical teachings, preferring to race around on his bike with his friends. That changes when they discover that the new owners are going to demolish their home, the old outdoor cinema. Pete and his friend decides to trek to the city to plea for its preservation, only to get lost in the desert wilderness on the way. Starving and thirsty Pete learns the value of his grandfather’s teachings.

    Satellite Boy preceded by KickStart Theft

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 29, 2013 8:30 pm

  • Short Film Program 1

    The Radio Gamers, Posey, My RIght Eye, The Interlude, Grandmothers, Bent

    Short Film Program 1

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 5:30 pm

  • Still photograph from the movie Shun Li and The Poet

    Shun Li And The Poet

    Andrea Segre / International, Narrative / France, Italy / 2012 / Asian, Cultural, Diversity, Poetry, Seniors, Women / 98 mins

    Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, slowly paying off the broker that brought her from China to Italy, while saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. She is suddenly transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a small town along the Venetian Lagoon. The pub is the hangout of the local fishermen, including Bepi, a handsome old Slav immigrant nicknamed "The Poet." A tender, delicate friendship grows between Shun Li and Bepi. But gossip soon threatens their innocent relationship, a bond that had once transcended two very different, yet not at all distant cultures.

    Shun Li And The Poet

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 3:30 pm

  • Slow Food Story

    Stefano Sardo / Documentary, Food On Film, International / Italy / 2013 / Biography, Food, Healing/Health, Human Relationships, Wine / 74 mins

    The founder of the Slow Food movement is Carlo Petrini who, in 1989, launched it in Paris as an international “resistance” movement against fast food. Today, Slow Food is present in 150 countries and promotes worldwide the use of “good, clean and fair food”. All this started among good friends in Bra, in the Italian province of Piemonte. Slow Food Story tells the tale of a group of friends in the provinces. It’s a story of pranks and political passions, of restaurants and rediscovered peasant rites, of wine and journeys and gambles, some won and some lost but all taken with the same unsinkable, grouchy irony. The film shows how even the most important cultural adventures can be born of a tongue-in-cheek approach to life.

    Slow Food Story preceded by Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 29, 2013 4:45 pm

  • Toastmaster

    Eric Boadella / Narrative, US Cinema / Spain, USA / 2013 / Cultural, Food, History, Seniors, Youth / 81 mins

    The fine art of the “toast” at Armenian dinners is passed on from generation to generation. It’s aim is to touch the hearts of all dinner guests and remind us of our humanity. This is the basis of “ToastMaster,” a new independent feature having its World Premiere in the Cave Theatre in Deerfield Ranch Winery. Alek & Mariella find themselves at their reclusive uncle's house, in Glendale, California, surrounded by his parrot, sheep, and rooster, while awaiting Alek's mother's second wedding. Uncle Kapriel realizes this weekend is his perfect opportunity to teach Alek their ancient Armenian tradition, Toastmaster, just in time for his mother's wedding. What Uncle Kapriel does not expect, is what his nephew will uncover about his secret past.

    IN PERSON: Director Eric Boadella

    Toastmaster

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 26, 2013 8:15 pm

  • Still photo from the Taiwanese movie Touch of the Light

    Touch Of The Light

    Chang Jung-Chi / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Taiwan / 2012 / Art, Dance, Disabilities, Human Relationships, Human RIghts, Music, Terroir of Cinema / 110 mins

    Based on a true story, “Touch of the Light” follows Taiwanese pianist Huang Yu Siang from his countryside home to a university in Taipei where he enrolls in a music program. Yu-hsiang shines in the film, playing himself, which is a difficult task even for seasoned actors. With Live Music and TaiChi before the Feature Under the Stars.

    ARRIVE EARLY TO ENJOY Special Cuisine and a Live Performance by San Francisco Guzheng Music Society and a SWORD DANCE by Kung Fu Master Justin Eggert and an interactive Tai Chi experience.

    Touch Of The Light (Come early to enjoy special food and Live Performance by Guzheng Music Society and Sword Dance!)

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 28, 2013 8:00 pm

  • A film poster for Vino Veritas directed by Sarah Knight

    Vino Veritas

    Sarah Knight / Narrative, US Cinema / USA / 2012 / Comedy, Food, Human Relationships, Independent, Wine, Women / 96 mins

    Some people need the truth to live.  Others not so much.  On Halloween night, the lives of two suburban couples unravel forever under the influence of a Peruvian wine brewed from the toxic skin of blue dart tree frogs.  This tribal elixir effectively reduces all inhibitions to nothing, and soon friendships and relationships are revealed to be not quite what they seemed.

    IN PERSON: Director Sarah Knight

    Vino Veritas

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 27, 2013 6:15 pm

  • Walk On

    Mark Bashian / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary / USA / 2013 / Comedy, Disabilities, Road Movie, Sports / 82 mins

    Walk On documents the inspirational journey of Joseph Kibler, a physically disabled 21 year old who was born HIV Positive.  Despite medical forecasts, Joseph has gone from wheelchair to walker, walker to crutches, and at the age of 18 he took his first steps with a cane. With the help of a Quadriplegic Stand-up Comedian (Jay Cramer), an Amputee Paralympic Sprinter (Katy Sullivan), and a disabled Purple Heart Veteran, Joseph trains for a lifelong goal of walking in a 6.2 mile AIDS walk while educating others about HIV and disabilities.

    In Person: Joe Kibler, Katy Sullivan, Jay Cramer and Director Mark Bashian To Attend.

    Walk On

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 28, 2013 2:45 pm

  • Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

    Lydia B. Smith / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary / Spain, USA / 2013 / Adventure, Cultural, Road Movie, Terroir of Cinema, Vision Quest, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 84 mins

    Walking the Camino embarks on a journey with six strangers from around the world as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot - with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

    Includes a Tasting of Galician Wine and a Q&A with Producer and 2nd Unit Director Theresa Tollini-Coleman.

    Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 7:55 pm

  • Win. Lose. Forgive.

    Mer Aldao / Documentary, Shorts, US Cinema / USA / Biography, Documentary, Sports / 27 mins

    This film will make you feel connected to the most brutal sport you've probably never heard of.  "Win. Lose. Forgive." is a short film that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of Muay Thai and the lessons it can teach all of us. The film features legends of the sport: fighter and trainer Jongsanan "Woodenman", Monlit Sitpohdaeng (voted Muay Thai Coach of the Year 2010 in Thailand), and Ben Brown, student of Jongsanan and Monlit and owner/trainer at PHAS3 Martial Arts.

    In Person: Jongsanan "Woodenman" and Ben Brown

    Win. Lose. Forgive.

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 9:00 am

  • Still photograph from the French movie You Will Be My Son

    You Will Be My Son

    Gilles Legrand / International, Narrative / France / 2011 / Agriculture/Viticulture, Film Art, Human Relationships, Seniors, Wine / 102 mins

    A demanding and passionate winemaker, Paul is also a domineering and manipulative father,  not happy that his son, who works for him on the family estate,  may one day succeed him. Paul  dreams of a more talented and charismatic heir, more in line with his own fantasies. Things deteriorate as the health of Paul’s trusted estate manager (Patrick Chesnais) takes a turn for the worse after his own brilliant son,  Philippe (Nicolas Bridet),  a winemaker as well, returns from California.  Not before long,  Paul starts seeing Philippe as his ideal son and turns away from his own flesh and blood.

    You Will Be My Son

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 28, 2013 8:30 pm