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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Art

  1. Art is the Tree of Life

    Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Seniors, Spirituality, Woman Filmmaker / 27 mins
    At 95 years, Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff is an undiscovered American artist with a life well lived. But, her life also is not without tragedy and that centered -- and distinguished -- her art. In this 27-minute short documentary, the artist narrates her journey.

    In Person: Filmmakers Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher and nonagenarian Wilma Daubenspeck Cliff (Saturday ONLY) with some of her art in hand.

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 28, 2013 6:15 pm

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 29, 2013 6:45 pm


  2. The Artist and The Model

    FERNANDO TRUEBA / Arts In Film, International, Narrative / Spain / 2012 / Art, Cultural, History, Seniors, Terroir of Cinema, Transformation / 101 mins
    Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. One day, Léa gives shelter to a beautiful young Spanish political refugee named Mercè. Marc soon understands that the girl, who agrees to pose for him, inspires him and that he has no choice but to embark on this last artistic (and sensual) adventure.

    Preceded by: OPENING NIGHT in the Cave

    The Artist and The Model

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 25, 2013 8:15 pm

    Preceded By:
    OPENING NIGHT

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 25, 2013 6:15 pm


  3. Breathing Earth

    Thomas Riedelsheimer / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Germany / 2012 / Art, Asian, Biography, Dance, Enlightenment, Environmental, Nature, Theatre / 97 mins
    Breathing Earth is a film about wind, art and love and the philosophy of the wise 75 year old Japanese artist Susumu Shingu. He sculpts the winds and follows them in search of a resting place. The artist talks with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with the wind and with water has given the world uniquely beautiful works of fluid, unpredictable and ever-changing movement. Susumu renders visible the veiled and the unseen and opens to us new perspectives.

    Preceded by: Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

    Breathing Earth preceded by Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 5:30 pm


  4. Call Me Herman

    Tom Gidwitz / Arts In Film, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, History, Literature / 7 mins
    Although Herman Melville wrote 'Moby Dick,' a classic of world literature, he was all but forgotten when he died. This off-beat biography follows him from his first voyage on a whaling ship in 1841, through fame, failure, and death to the present day, where he enjoys his posthumous success.

    In Person: Director Tom Gidwitz to attend./h4>

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 28, 2013 6:15 pm

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 29, 2013 6:45 pm


  5. Dreamers

    Noëlle Deschamps / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / France / 2012 / Art, Film Art, Film Studies, Literature, Woman Filmmaker / 52 mins
    This documentary is a worldwide "poetic journey" through the imagination of several film writers and directors, from all over the world, such as Frank Pierson, Jacques Audiard, Pan Nalin, James Gray, Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Maïwenn, Michel Gondry... By entering their world we will discover what they all have in common through the images of their films, the interviews about their inspiration, the highly specific way in which they work, their subjects, their characters and their directing styles.

    Preceded by: KickStart Theft

    Precedes: Master Class with Director, Producer and Cinematographer Frederic Goodich ASC

    Dreamers preceded by KickStart Theft and followed by a Master Class with Director, Producer and Cinematographer Frederic Goodich ASC

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 10:30 am


  6. The Enduring Passion for Ink

    Britta Erickson / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, Asian, Biography, Buddhism, Enlightenment, Philosophy, Woman Filmmaker / 12 mins
    “The Enduring Passion for Ink” consists of ten short films about ten Chinese ink painters living in China, Europe, and the United States. Ranging from 78 to 38 years old, some remain embedded in the circle of Chinese ink connoisseurs while others are famous on the international art circuit, but all face the same choices: Why ink? How is ink’s expressive range distinct from that of other artistic media? How does the artist approach issues such as tradition, creative innovation, and personal expression?

    In Person: Britta Erickson and Zheng Chongbin, an abstract painter living in Marin County, will attend the screening.

    Precedes: A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw

    Plays In:
    OPENING NIGHT

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 25, 2013 6:15 pm


  7. Enzo Avitabile Music Life

    Jonathan Demme / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Italy, USA / 2012 / Art, Biography, Music / 80 mins
    Enzo Avitabile, renowned Neapolitan saxophonist and singer/songwriter, is here filmed by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, a longtime admirer of Avitabile’s music. This work represents an incredible opportunity as one of the world’s great directors tells us not just about the music of a singular artist in its fusion of Neapolitan, world music (and especially Arab with performances by Naseer Shamma and Palestinian singer Amal Murkus) and jazz but also of a city, Naples, with all of its treasures and contradictions, as Enzo creates amazing new music with collaborators from all over the world, including Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, Naseer Shamma, Daby Touré and Trilok Gurtu.
    Enzo Avitabile Music Life

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 26, 2013 6:15 pm

    Enzo Avitabile Music Life

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 28, 2013 5:15 pm


  8. Flying Paper

    Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International / Palestine, USA / 2013 / Art, Children, MIddle East, Poetry, Politics, Terroir of Cinema, Youth / 71 mins
    Flying Paper is the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown. It showcases the creative resilience of these children making and flying kites despite the difficult realities they face in their daily lives. The film has been co-produced with young Palestinians in Gaza trained by the filmmakers through a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. Through the perspective of children and young people comes a story of determination and artistic expression as the youth in the film work together to achieve a shared goal.

    In Person: Co-Director Roger Hill to attend.

    Preceded by: Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, Refuge

    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

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


  9. Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

    Carroll Moore / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Art History, Biography, Buddhism, Poetry, Politics / 32 mins
    Narrated by Ed Harris, this film is a portrait of Catalan artist Joan Miró, who was passionately committed to his native Catalonia and its struggle for independence from Spain. But he also longed to escape into artistic freedom. This tension drove his art in strange and beautiful ways. Miro was by turns influenced by Dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. His changes in styles and subjects also reflected the horrific events of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the dictatorship of Franco. This documentary includes original footage shot in Barcelona and Catalonia, interviews with scholars, images of Miro's paintings and sculpture, and archival footage and photos.

    Precedes: Breathing Earth

    Precedes:
    Breathing Earth preceded by Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 5:30 pm


  10. Karakara

    Claude Gagnon / International, Narrative / Canada, Japan / 2012 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Folklore, Personal Vision, Spirituality, Transformation, Vision Quest / 101 mins
    Pierre, a retired professor in his early sixties who ends up making a short, unsettling trip around Okinawa with Junko, a 40-year-old runaway wife. The confused intellectual would rather not get involved with this unlikely and unexpected lover but decides to follow his destiny, wherever it (or she) may take him. Director Claude Gagnon who also wrote the script, was able to effectively combine elements of existential doubt, romance, a spiritual quest, admiration for traditional handcrafts and a good dose of humour.
    Karakara

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 3:30 pm


  11. Lyon Housemuseum

    Kerry Gardner / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / Australia / 2012 / Art, Cultural / 9 mins
    In 1995 Corbett Lyon, a young Australian architect visited the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and was impressed with the public/private nature of turning a home into a public museum. Filled with color and beautiful works, Corbett and his wife Yueji describe the challenges and joys of life as part of the 'exhibit' in the world's only purpose built 'Housemuseum.'
    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 28, 2013 6:15 pm

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 29, 2013 6:45 pm


  12. Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed

    Lucy Walker / Documentary, Food On Film, International, Shorts / Japan, USA / 2012 / Agriculture/Viticulture, Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Food, Japan, Philosophy / 24 mins
    This film explores an almost 400-year-old Japanese company, the impact it had on a small farming community in Middle America and the art of naturally brewing soy sauce. Founded by a woman in feudal Japan, Kikkoman has been guided by a family creed handed down for 19 generations. Each article of the creed serves as a thematic chapter for this amazing story of shogun warlords, culinary craftsmanship and lifelong friendships.

    IN PERSON: Producer Jon Drawbaugh

    Precedes: Slow Food Story

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

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


  13. Morente

    Emilio Ruiz Barrachina / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Spain / 2011 / Art, Cultural, Dance, Film Art, Music, Poetry, Social Issues / 110 mins
    A stunning musical film with renowned but controversial flamenco singer Enrique Morente, who created his flamenco songs based on poems by Pablo Picasso. This inspired body of songs were the last work in the life of Enrique Morente. In the course of the film we discover Morente’s soul, his philosophy and of course, his unique music.
    Morente

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 27, 2013 8:30 pm


  14. OPENING NIGHT in the Cave

    Arts In Film, Cinema of Conscience, Food On Film, International
    Join us for the Opening Night Festivities in the Grand Room of Deerfield Ranch Wineries Cave Theatre. The night is dedicated to THE ARTS IN FILM, a major focus of the Festival this year, with a touch of ECO CINEMA. We will see A Portrait of Artist Adam Shaw by John Knoop, In Person with Adam Shaw; The Enduring Passion for Ink by Britta Erickson, In Person with Zheng Chongbin, an abstract painter featured in her film; and Bittersweet, by Peter Bicknell & Andrew Kappel , about the Fair Trade cocoa growers of Ghana, with a Tasty treat by DRW Winemaker and Chef Robert Rex who will serve his famous Chocolate Truffles paired with succulent Syrah. Then, move outdoors to the ‘Al Fresco Cinema™’ to see the feature presentation THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL by Oscar winner Fernando Trueba.

    Precedes: The Artist and The Model

    In This Program: Bittersweet, The Enduring Passion for Ink, A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw

    OPENING NIGHT

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 25, 2013 6:15 pm

    Precedes:
    The Artist and The Model

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 25, 2013 8:15 pm


  15. Poster for a short film called Paper Cutouts to Steel featuring the art of Carmen Lomas Garza

    Paper Cutouts to Steel

    Arturo L. Garza / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2012 / Art, Latino, Spirituality / 29 mins
    Carmen Lomas Garza celebrates her Mexican American heritage through traditional art forms rendered in her unique style. Among those forms are papeles picados, the Mexican art of cut paper, familiar as banners that flutter in the breeze at birthday parties. Imagine these paper cut-outs as grand in scale as the great Mexican murals, built to withstand Texas hurricane winds and abate freeway noise, but like their paper ancestors, letting air and light pass.

    In Person: Director Arturo Garza and Artist Carmen Lomas Garza will appear along with her unique art.

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 28, 2013 6:15 pm

    Plays In:
    ART TRANSFORMS: an Arts In Film Short Program

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 29, 2013 6:45 pm


  16. A Portrait Of Artist Adam Shaw

    John Knoop / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / Aesthetics, Art, Biography, Literature, Nature, Philosophy, Transformation / 26 mins
    Contemporary painter Adam Shaw is shown at work in his studio over the course of a year. He takes brisk walks in the vineyards, sculpts with rocks and lumber on his Glen Ellen terrace, improvising on his guitar, cooking meals for family and friends– painting, and explaining his philosophy and method of finding ‘the painting in the canvas.”

    In Person: Adam Shaw and filmmaker John Knoop.

    Preceded by: Bittersweet, The Enduring Passion for Ink

    Plays In:
    OPENING NIGHT

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 25, 2013 6:15 pm


  17. 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.

    Preceded by: Live Performance by Guzheng Music Society and Sword Dance

    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