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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Women

  1. Bent

    Amy Jo Johnson / Narrative, Shorts, US Cinema / Canada / 2012 / Children, Music, Personal Vision, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 20 mins
    Growing up in a religious cult, Jackie and Amelia, now in their late thirties, meet up once a year at Amelia's mother's grave to reconnect and talk about life. 'Are we broken?' they ask themselves, only to decide after a topless escapade through their old sect, that they are only bent. Bent is a short film about those life long friendships that thankfully keep us feeling normal. Actress, singer, songwriter, musician and gymnast Amy Jo Johnson (the Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers,” “Felicity”) directs and acts from her own script.)

    Special Guest Amy Jo Johnson will sing and play her original songs at the show.

    Precedes: Live Music featuring Amy Jo Johnson

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

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


  2. Grandmothers

    Afarin Eghbal / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / United Kingdom / 2011 / History, Latino, Social Issues, Women / 10 mins
    Grandmothers explores the traumatic ramifications of General Videla's military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976-83. During this time, an estimated 30,000 men, women and children, 'disappeared'. Using real-life testimonials from members of the 'Grandmothers of May Square', this animated-documentary raises issues of memory, repression and loss.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

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


  3. Life Changing Moments

    Sherry Thomas / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / Uganda, USA / 2013 / African, Family/Children, Healing/Health, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 18 mins
    Life Changing Moments follows director and surgeon Dr. Sherry Thomas as she travels to Africa to provide free surgery and medical care to dozens of impoverished African women suffering with fistula. This inspiring documentary also contrasts the experience of providing health care in Africa with her medical practice in the USA.

    Precedes: Lucky

    Precedes:
    Lucky preceded by Life Changing Moments

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 27, 2013 1:00 pm


  4. The Mosuo Sisters

    Marlo Poras / EcoCinema, International / China, USA / 2012 / Asian, Biography, Buddhism, Women / 50 mins
    A tale of two sisters caught in the whirlwind of China’s breakneck modernization. Juma and Latso, young women from one of the world’s last remaining matriarchal societies, are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose their jobs in Beijing. Left with few options, they return home to their remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas.
    The Mosuo Sisters

    St Patrick's Episcopal Church
    September 26, 2013 12:00 pm


  5. My Right Eye

    Josecho de Linares / International, Shorts / Spain / 2012 / Children, Human Relationships, Latino, Women / 13 mins
    Zurdo maintained a special relationship with his grandmother. Since he went away to study they have lost contact. On the last day of summer Zurdo decides to visit her with the intuition that he might not see her again.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program 1

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


  6. Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

    Matthew VanDyke / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / USA / 2013 / Biography, MIddle East, Social Issues, Women / 15 mins
    A short documentary about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 24 year old female journalist, Nour, in Aleppo, Syria. The film clearly and concisely tells why Syrians are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been torn apart by war.

    Preceded by: Refuge

    Precedes: Flying Paper

    Precedes:
    Flying Paper preceded by Refuge and Not Anymore

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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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