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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Film Art

  1. 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


  2. Gravity

    Alfonso Cuarón / Narrative, US Cinema / USA / 2013 / Adventure, Film Art, Vision Quest / 90 mins
    The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, two surviving astronauts in a damaged space shuttle. Bullock as queasy first-timer Dr. Ryan Stone serves as the compelling emotional linchpin and Clooney as wisecracking mission commander Matt Kowalsky ends up becoming much more than simply light relief as the tale hurtles towards its conclusion.
    Gravity

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 27, 2013 8:30 pm


  3. Key Of Life

    Kenji Uchida / International, Narrative / Japan / 2012 / Asian, Comedy, Film Art, Humor, Transformation / 128 mins
    After unemployed thespian Kimura, played with an amusing lazy restraint by Teruyuki Kagawa, inadvertently sends hit man Kondo (Masato Sakai) to the hospital with a serious head injury and severe amnesia, the actor takes advantage of the situation by taking on the gangster’s role, trading his own sad existence for one of perpetual thrills. Sakai turns in a hilariously subdued performance as the fierce assassin suddenly transformed into a nonplussed, but still well-organized, amnesiac who ironically takes acting way more seriously than Kimura. Upping the absurdity ante and adding a touch of romantic comedy is Ryoko Hirosue as a seriously repressed book company CEO who is on the prowl for a husband. Within the mad comic swirl of the action and lunacy of ever-increasing plot twists, Uchida shrewdly explores themes of identity and anonymity.
    Key Of Life

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 28, 2013 5:45 pm


  4. KickStart Theft

    Frederic Goodich / Cinema of Conscience, Narrative, Shorts / USA / 2012 / African American, Experimental/Abstract, Film Art / 7 mins
    The film tells the story of Victor, a homeless man struggling to provide for his family on the streets of Los Angeles. When he finds a job as a courier, he pawns what little jewelry his wife, Nayeesha has managed to hold onto and then picks up a used motorcycle. The job goes well until the bike is stolen, after which Victor and his son, Kierky must embark on a desperate search for the thief.

    Followed by a Master Class with director and producer Frederic Goodich . (Saturday Only)

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

    Precedes:
    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

    Precedes:
    Satellite Boy preceded by KickStart Theft

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


  5. 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


  6. 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