Geoffrey Quinn, Christine Weicher / Arts In Film, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Seniors, Spirituality, Woman Filmmaker / 27 minsAt 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.
FERNANDO TRUEBA / Arts In Film, International, Narrative / Spain / 2012 / Art, Cultural, History, Seniors, Terroir of Cinema, Transformation / 101 minsMarc 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
Till Schauder / Documentary, International / Canada, Iran / 2012 / Biography, Cultural, MIddle East, Sports / 93 minsWhen American basketball player Kevin Sheppard, a flashy point-guard from the U.S. Virgin Islands, accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries – Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance, and sensuality. With acharismatic personality that charms everyone he meets, Kevin forms an unlikelyfriendship with three outspoken Iranian women who share with him their strongopinions on everything, from politics to religion to gender roles.
Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi.
The Iran Job (with Complimentary Persian appetizers courtesy of Sia Zadeh and Shaharazad Hamidi)
St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 28, 2013 2:00 pm
Claude Gagnon / International, Narrative / Canada, Japan / 2012 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Folklore, Personal Vision, Spirituality, Transformation, Vision Quest / 101 minsPierre, 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.
Avie Luthra / Cinema of Conscience, International, Narrative / South Africa / 2011 / African, Cultural, Diversity, Education, Family/Children, Healing/Health, History, Vision Quest, Youth / 100 minsOver the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city with the hope of going to school, he arrives on the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him. Lucky then falls in with Padme, an elderly Indian woman with an inherent fear of Africans, who takes him in as she would a stray dog. Together, unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond.
Preceded by: Life Changing Moments
Kerry Gardner / Arts In Film, Documentary, International, Shorts / Australia / 2012 / Art, Cultural / 9 minsIn 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.'
Lucy Walker / Documentary, Food On Film, International, Shorts / Japan, USA / 2012 / Agriculture/Viticulture, Art, Buddhism, Cultural, Food, Japan, Philosophy / 24 minsThis 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
Slow Food Story preceded by Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed
The Dunbar Elementary School
September 29, 2013 4:45 pm
Emilio Ruiz Barrachina / Arts In Film, Documentary, International / Spain / 2011 / Art, Cultural, Dance, Film Art, Music, Poetry, Social Issues / 110 minsA 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.
Jesus Maria Santos / Documentary, Food On Film, International / Peru, Spain / 2012 / Biography, Cultural, Education, Food, Latino / 70 minsCulinarians Ferran Adriá, (of elBulli fame) the world’s most prestigious chef, from Catalonia, and Gastón Acurio, Latin America’s most influential chef, from Peru, as we discover the social phenomena of Peruvian gastronomy, where cuisine became an amazing asset for social development for the population. They embark on a journey to explore the roots of the splendor of Peruvian cuisine and its potential to transform lives. Exquisitely photographed in the PERU SABE is the result of this journey; an exciting testimony to the way in which Peruvian cuisine has found a perfect recipe for spurring social and economic development.
Andrea Segre / International, Narrative / France, Italy / 2012 / Asian, Cultural, Diversity, Poetry, Seniors, Women / 98 minsShun 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.
Eric Boadella / Narrative, US Cinema / Spain, USA / 2013 / Cultural, Food, History, Seniors, Youth / 81 minsThe 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
Lydia B. Smith / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary / Spain, USA / 2013 / Adventure, Cultural, Road Movie, Terroir of Cinema, Vision Quest, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 84 minsWalking 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.