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2014 Wine Country Film Festival

Barolo Boys – The Story of a Revolution

Directed by Paolo Casalis and Tiziano Gaia

Documentary / Italy, USA / 2014 / Biography, History, News / 64 mins / Italian

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Barolo Boys

The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
September 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Description

For the first time on the big screen, this film tells the fascinating story of Barolo wine and how it exploded as a world phenomenon. Now one of the most famous red wines in the world, 30 years ago Barolo was unknown even in its production region, the beautiful Langhe in northwestern Italy. Barolo’s current success is mainly due to the courage and initiative of a group of small-scale wine producers, the so-called  “Barolo Boys.” Igniting a fierce controversy between different generations and different ways of thinking,  as one of the film’s characters asks, “What revolution has ever been successful?” The film traces the short but intense trajectory of a group of producers who indelibly changed the world of wine.

With Carlo Petrini, founder and president of Slow Food, Oscar Farinetti, creator of Eataly and  Joe Bastianich, celebrated American restaurateur, TV personality, winemaker, wine writer and Master Chef judge, appearing for the first time on the big screen, among others.

A selection of Special wine from the Campania Region are available for purchase by the glass.

Credits

Writer: Paolo Casalis, Tiziano Gaia
Producer: Alberto Cravero
Music: Giorgio Boffa
CInematographer: Fabio Mancari
Editor: Paolo Casalis


Preceded By

  1. Zio Ninuccio

    Noriko Sugiura / EcoCInema, Shorts / Italy / Documentary / 16 mins
    This short documentary is about Carmine Ametrano - one of the few remaining farmers practicing traditional wine-making on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy. His techniques go back to the ancient civilization of Pompeii.

    Precedes: Barolo Boys – The Story of a Revolution


Dates & Times

Barolo Boys

The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
September 20, 2014 3:00 pm