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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Short

  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. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. The Rite of Spring: A Musical Odyssey

    Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe / Arts in Film / USA / 2015 / Adventure, Drama, Short / 36 mins
    Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, Juilliard alumni and Billboard chart-topping pianists, tread uncharted territory with their cinematic re-imagining of one of history's most monumental compositions. The Rite of Spring: A Musical Odyssey fuses a ferocious dueling piano performance with an epic tale of soul-searching and survival, culminating in the sacrificial destruction of a 140-year-old organ.
    The Rite of Spring

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 19, 2015 7:00 pm


  15. Super Hero Hotline

    Miles Levin / Shorts / USA / 2015 / Comedy / 9 mins
    A woman strapped to a bomb has three minutes to live and calls the Super Hero Hotline in hopes of being saved. Will her incompetent hero be able to defuse the bomb in time? Or will the awful customer service kill her first?
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Two

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 11:15 am


  16. Thank You, Surf Again

    Frank Sun / EcoCInema / USA / 2015 / Adventure, Documentary / 19 mins
    'Thank You, Surf Again' chronicles the activities of non-profit 'Surf For Life', a voluntourism organization that takes teams of volunteers to impoverished coastal communities. Professional surfers Chadd Konig and Holly Beck are joined by the core Surf For Life team and other surf-centric organizations to launch education, clean water and relief programs throughout the developing world.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program Three

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


  17. This Uphill Climb

    Tomoko Miyamoto / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Short / 25 mins
    At the top and bottom of a hill are two factories. One is on the verge of bankruptcy while the other continues to profit. In order to help her father, 19-year-old Yuriya accepts wealthy Hayato's proposal for marriage. But when things don't go as expected, she is thrust into a world of confusion.
    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


  18. A Warm Spell

    Toshimichi / Shorts / Japan / 2014 / Drama, Family, Short / 25 mins
    When their mother's funeral brings two brothers together again, they are forced to confront their old conflicts and resentments. Terrific camerawork distinguishes Toshimichi's film style.
    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


  19. When the Fall Comes

    Adriana Marchione, Wyatt Roy, Michael Brandt / Arts in Film / USA / 2014 / Biography, Documentary, Drama, Short / 29 mins
    "When the Fall Comes", a film about love, loss and art, chronicles how one woman moves through grief by using dance, poetry and a performance piece to illustrate her healing process.
    Plays In:
    Shorts Program One

    Orpheus Winery
    September 18, 2015 3:00 pm


  20. When the Land Turned Black

    Ashley Panzera / EcoCInema / USA / 2014 / Agriculture, Documentary, Drama, Environmental, Nature, Short / 5 mins
    When the Land Turned Black is a short documentary directed by Ashley Panzera. The film is a glimpse into the life of a third generation farmer, Donny Nelson, and the changes hes seen to his land during North Dakotas oil boom. Donny's connection and love for his land is a powerful contrast to the oil industry around him.

    Precedes: Open City of Amereida

    Precedes:
    Open City of Amereida

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