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2014 Wine Country Film Festival

Shorts


  1. Still from film

    The Apothecary

    Helen Hood Scheer / Shorts / USA / 2013 / Biography, Documentary, Drama, Western / 18 mins
    In an impoverished former mining town in the American Southwest, the one oasis of activity is The Apothecary Shoppe — the sole pharmacy within 4,000 square miles. Don is the druggist and he gamely occupies multiple roles as surrogate doctor, life counselor and community benefactor. His sanguine public persona, however, belies a long-suffered private pain for which there is no drug, no cure and no relief...
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 11:45 am


  2. Catching a Lion

    Vladimir Kanic / Shorts / Canada, Croatia / 2013 / Drama, War / 8 mins
    This film deals with human rights and the right to live in a land mine free world. It raises awareness about the 3 million land mines still buried in the grounds of Ex-Yugoslavia which were left buried from the 1990's war. The film is inspired by true events and the director’s personal experience with that war torn land.

    Precedes: Within the Eye of the Storm

    Precedes:
    Within the Eye of the Storm

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 1:45 pm


  3. A Fighter’s Heart

    Nicholas G. Baldwin / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Sport / 9 mins
    An Iraq veteran turns to his mixed Martial Arts roots after returning from duty with PTSD.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 11:45 am


  4. From the Sky

    Ian Ebright / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Drama, Short / 18 mins
    A humble father and his troubled son struggle to cope with the effect of drones in the Middle East.

    Precedes: Within the Eye of the Storm

    Precedes:
    Within the Eye of the Storm

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 1:45 pm


  5. Globe Trot

    Mitchell Rose / Arts in Film, Shorts / Antartica, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA / 2014 / Dance, Drama, Music, Musical, Short / 5 mins
    An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as 54 filmmakers on all seven continents each contribute two seconds of dance by renowned choreographer Bebe Miller.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program One

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 17, 2014 6:00 pm


  6. The Invisible Peak

    George W. Daly and Gary Yost / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Documentary, News / 22 mins
    Narrator Peter Coyote provides both a historical and spiritual overview of the long continuum of humans relating to and caring deeply for the peaks of Mt. Tamalpais. An extraordinarily beautiful visual experience that must be seen on the big screen.

    Precedes: Return of the River

    Precedes:
    Return of the River

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 21, 2014 4:00 pm


  7. Jewish Caviar

    Erik Sather and Robin Hemley / Shorts / Poland, USA / Documentary, Drama / 23 mins
    At the biggest celebration of Jewish Culture in the world in Krakow Poland, Jewish acts play to a largely gentile audience. Follow Jewish writer Robin Hemley as he navigates the festival and examines the notion of collective guilt and the murky waters of authenticity and ownership.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Two

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2014 10:45 am


  8. Lines

    Amy Jo Johnson / Shorts / Canada / 2014 / 10 mins
    Lines is a film about embracing our imperfections and finding them beautiful.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 11:45 am


  9. Natsanat

    Cheryl Halpern and Mitchell Stuart / Shorts / Ethiopia, USA / 2012 / Documentary, History / 26 mins
    This film documents the the heroic stories of young female freedom fighters in Ethiopia during the 20th century. These women left their families and homes to join the struggle to bring freedom, peace and democracy to their country. They serve as role models for leadership and courage for women worldwide.

    Precedes: Little White Lie

    Precedes:
    Little White Lie

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 6:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Two

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2014 10:45 am


  10. Salt, Olive and Stone

    Branko Vilus / Croatian New Wave Spotlight, EcoCInema, Shorts / Croatia / 2013 / Environmental, Nature / 20 mins
    Croatia is becoming a tourist destination at the peak of its season. Yet only a few miles off the beaten track you will find the perfect Zen place – a place where people collect salt, pick olives and build drystone walls. This film is a visual essay - an ode to work, nature and – silence.

    Precedes: Vis à Vis

    Precedes:
    Vis à Vis

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 20, 2014 5:30 pm

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program One

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 17, 2014 6:00 pm


  11. 2014 Short Film Program One

    Shorts / 57 mins
    Two shorts from the Arts in Film category and two from the Eco Cinema category span the world from France to the US to Croatia and Italy. From LGBT issues, the wine industry, the slow food movement and dance, this shorts program has a flavor of all the genres of the Wine Country Film Festival.

    Precedes: This is Where I Leave You

    In This Program: Téte-a-Téte, Salt, Olive and Stone, Zio Ninuccio, Globe Trot

    Short Film Program One

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 17, 2014 6:00 pm

    Precedes:
    This is Where I Leave You

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 17, 2014 8:00 pm


  12. 2014 Short Film Program Three

    Shorts / 57 mins
    Till Then (Germany 18 min) | The Apothecary (USA 17 min) | LINES (USA 11 min) | A Fighter's Heart (USA 9 min)

    In This Program: Till Then, The Apothecary, Lines, A Fighter’s Heart

    Short Film Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 11:45 am


  13. 2014 Short Film Program Two

    Shorts / 65 mins
    Our second shorts program includes the US Premire of the LGBT/Arts in Film Téte-a-Téte, the North American Premiere of the Italian EcoCinema short Zio Ninuccio, the Cinema of Consciousness Ethiopian film Natsanat and the North American Premiere of the US Cinema film Jewish Caviar.

    In This Program: Téte-a-Téte, Zio Ninuccio, Natsanat, Jewish Caviar

    Short Film Program Two

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2014 10:45 am


  14. Sway

    Davin Haukebo-Bol / Documentary, Shorts / USA / Biography, Documentary, Short / 11 mins
    Nick Wroblewski is an award winning woodcut printmaker based out of Viroqua, Wisconsin. His work is born from the aesthetic of the stylized Japanese Ukiyo-e masters, and the imagery of the Driftless region just outside his studio window. In this brief portrait, we meet Nick, and witness the start to finish creation of his print "Sway".

    Precedes: Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

    Precedes:
    Moving from Emptiness: The Life and Art of a Zen Dude

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 19, 2014 6:00 pm


  15. Téte-a-Téte

    Lisa Reznik / Arts in Film, Shorts / France / 2013 / Drama, LGBT, Short / 16 mins
    They are one of the world's legendary couples. We can't think of one without thinking of the other. Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre -- those passionate, freethinking existentialist philosopher-writers -- had a committed but notoriously open union that generated no end of controversy.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Two

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2014 10:45 am

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program One

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 17, 2014 6:00 pm


  16. Till Then

    Benjamin Wolff / Documentary, Shorts / Germany / 2014 / Drama / 19 mins
    An unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors, who share a daily ritual but who have never actually met, deepens when they face the inevitable...together.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 21, 2014 11:45 am


  17. 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

    Precedes:
    Barolo Boys

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

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program Two

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2014 10:45 am

    Plays In:
    Short Film Program One

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 17, 2014 6:00 pm