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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

All 2015 Films & Events

Here are 2015 Films & Events. Note: The 29th 2015 Wine Country Film Festival runs Sept. 16 to 21.


  1. Arthur

    Swan Sindhu Moti / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2015 / Drama, Short / 9 mins
    When college kids are looking for a good time, they seek out Arthur - the ultimate provider.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 20, 2015 1:00 pm


  2. Beatbox

    Andrew Dresher / First Feature / USA / 2015 / Drama, Music / 76 mins
    A talented musician, about to trade his dreams for a safe career in his girlfriend's family business, finds his voice, but loses the girl, when a mysterious record label owner introduces him to a group of Brooklyn beatboxers.

    Preceded by: Mas Paz: His Story

    Beatbox preceded by Mas Paz

    Orpheus Winery
    September 18, 2015 5:15 pm


  3. The Birth of Saké

    Erik Shirai / Food on Film / Japan, USA / 2015 / Biography, Documentary, Family / 90 mins
    Award winning and gorgeous exploration of the ancient method of Sake method, completely hand made by dedicated artisans.
    The Birth of Saké

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 20, 2015 6:00 pm


  4. Birthday

    Chris King / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2014 / Drama, War / 13 mins
    "Birthday" is a poignant, dignified short story about a severely wounded (triple amputee) Marine and his supportive wife.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program One

    Orpheus Winery
    September 18, 2015 3:00 pm


  5. The Bravest, The Boldest

    Moon Molson / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2014 / Drama, Short, War / 17 mins
    A young mother in a Harlem housing project realizes the arrival of two uniformed soldiers brings news she can't bring herself to accept.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 20, 2015 1:00 pm


  6. Camouflage

    Daishi Kato / Shorts / Japan / 2015 / Drama, Short / 25 mins
    Because of his stutter, Satoru is the constant victim of bullying. His classmate Eri is sympathetic, but turns a blind eye in order to fit in with her friends. As the teasing gets worse, Eri decides to make a housecall, but her visit to Satoru's doesn't turn out as planned...
    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  7. Cloud & Mud

    A Cheng Dong / Cinema of Conscience / China / 2014 / Crime, Drama, Short / 15 mins
    A murderer in rags comes to town. Overtaken by hunger he stands paralyzed in front of a steamed bun shop where the owner is preparing delicious warm buns. What happens next alters the course of both their lives.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  8. Come Away with Me

    Ellen Gerstein / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2015 / Drama, Romance, Short / 17 mins
    Still believing in true love Ann Chambers is determined to finally live life her way. She summons the courage to attend her High School reunion to find the love of her life, Michael Blake, an all-star athlete and war veteran. Torn apart by war and misunderstanding, life remains full of surprises for them both.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  9. Dance! Dance! Dance!

    Ken Ochiai / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Music, Short / 25 mins
    Furu is a DJ that lives alone in Tokyo. Every evening, his skyrise apartment is haunted by visions that remind him of his relationship with Yukino. A Japanese ghost story. Director Ken Ochiai is an exceptional talent to watch.
    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Plays In:
    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  10. Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning

    Dyanna Taylor / USA / 2014 / Biography, Documentary, History / 90 mins
    More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens -- her creations and achievements; her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression; her haunting "Migrant Mother" remains emblematic of that period.
    Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning

    Deerfield Ranch Winery Cave Theatre
    September 21, 2015 6:00 pm


  11. Dream On

    Roger Weisberg / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 99 mins
    DREAM ON is a road movie, often lighthearted although poignant, that investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility.
    Dream On

    Orpheus Winery
    September 17, 2015 3:15 pm


  12. El Camino Solo

    Shawn Telford / USA / 2015 / Adventure, Comedy, Short / 12 mins
    El Camino Solo is the story of a successful business man who doesn’t have time for anyone, not even his own family. That changes when his car runs out of gas on a desert highway in the middle of nowhere.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  13. First Degree

    Roger Weisberg / USA / 2015 / Documentary, Short / 25 mins
    FIRST DEGREE finds hope in the seemingly hopeless place of an infamous NY prison by investigating an unusual college behind bars that is successfully preventing Sing Sing inmates from being sent back up the river after their release.

    Precedes: Open City of Amereida

    Precedes:
    Open City of Amereida

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2015 5:00 pm


  14. First Snowfall

    Andrea Segre / World Cinema / Italy / 2013 / Drama, Family / 104 mins
    Michele, grappling with the loss of his father, befriends Dani, who is mournful over the distance he must maintain from his little daughter in Africa, and the two of them find solace in the restful nature of the Alps and the simple pleasure of craft of carpentry.
    First Snowfall

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 20, 2015 3:15 pm


  15. Grace

    Chris Ordal / USA / 2015 / Drama, Family, Short / 14 mins
    THE ART OF RECOVERY IS BORN FROM THE THREAT OF ADDICTION Today, Janice will face her high powered ex-husband in family court for the custody of their daughter. As head waitress at the Depot Diner, staying clean and doing the NEXT right thing is her priority. When Johnny, her boss makes a decision that affects her ability to appear in court, Janice has to face her demons of addiction and choose whether to stay clean through life's adversity or "screw it" and use....
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Three

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 20, 2015 1:00 pm


  16. Guitarra De Palo

    Andrea Zapata-Girau / CineLatino / USA / 2013 / Documentary, Music
    A global exploration of Flamenco based guitar music shot in Spain, Cuba, US, Nicaragua, Germany, Russia filled with dance, blues-flamenco and jazz with Anton Jimenez and a dozen world class musicians and dancers.
    Guitarra de Palo

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 3:30 pm


  17. The Intern

    Nancy Meyers / US Cinema / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 121 mins
    70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
    The Intern

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 20, 2015 8:00 pm


  18. Japanese New Wave Shorts

    Three of the year’s best mid length films from new Japanese filmmakers.

    In This Program: A Warm Spell, Dance! Dance! Dance!, Camouflage, This Uphill Climb

    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Thursday

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 1:00 pm

    Japanese New Wave Shorts – Saturday

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  19. Kiss The Water

    Eric Steel / Arts in Film / UK, USA / 2013 / Animation, Biography, Documentary / 80 mins
    In a small cottage on the northern coast of Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled tiny bits of feather and fur, silver and gold into fishing flies that were at once works of art, magical - and absolutely lethal.
    Kiss the Water

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 3:00 pm


  20. Mama Tang

    Cathy Tang / Shorts / USA / 2014 / Drama, Family, Short / 10 mins
    An aging woman moves from China to San Francisco to live with her son and daughter-in-law. Unable to speak English, she struggles to find a place in her son's new life.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  21. Mas Paz: His Story

    Carey Averbook / Arts in Film / USA / 2014 / Art, Biography, Documentary / 7 mins
    This is a piece of the journey of an artist and designer as he begins to gain widespread recognition. He has to leave his job at a skate shop to pursue the work he really wants to do, share his message of peace, and raise funds for the orphanage in Colombia he was adopted from.

    Precedes: Beatbox

    Precedes:
    Beatbox preceded by Mas Paz

    Orpheus Winery
    September 18, 2015 5:15 pm


  22. The Noble Spirit

    Andrea Johnson, Robert Holmes / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2014 / Adventure, Biography, Documentary / 33 mins
    Fred Noble grew up in an orphanage and became an extreme skier, windsurfer and para-glider. In 2010 he was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease. This incurable degenerative condition usually results in death within 3 to 5 years but Fred faced the challenge head on and continued his passion for living life to the full and even with the loss of use of his legs continued to ski and para-glide. His can-do attitude even in the face of imminent certain death is a powerful message that life should be lived for the moment and that anything is possible. Preparation for death is the most empowering thing that can happen to a person.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program One

    Orpheus Winery
    September 18, 2015 3:00 pm


  23. Off the Menu: Asian America

    Grace Lee / Food on Film / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 60 mins
    Off the Menu: Asian America is an exploration of food in changing communities, families, traditions, and faiths, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs).
    Off the Menu: Asian America

    Orpheus Winery
    September 18, 2015 7:00 pm


  24. Omo Child: The River and the Bush

    John Rowe / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2015 / Biography, Documentary, Drama / 89 mins
    For many generations people in the Omo Valley (southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed. The curse is called 'mingi' and mingi children are killed. Lale Labuko, a young educated man from the Kara decided he would stop this horrific practice.
    Omo Child: The River and the Bush

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 5:00 pm