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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Biography

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. Paulo Coelho’s Best Story

    Daniel Augusto / World Cinema / USA / 2014 / Biography, Drama, Music / 112 mins
    A chronicle of Paulo Coelho's rise from his troubled life to become one of the most influential writers in Brazilian history.
    Paulo Coelho’s Best Story

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 5:30 pm


  8. The Poet of Havana – Carlos Varela

    Ron Chapman / Arts in Film / USA / 2014 / Biography, Documentary, Music
    A remarkable portrait of the talented poet/songwriter whose songs are known by heart throughout Cuba, in spite of his many years of underground performances.
    Poet of Havana

    Deerfield Ranch Winery "Al Fresco™' Outdoor
    September 21, 2015 8:00 pm


  9. Serrat & Sabina: Two for the Road

    Francesc Relea / Arts in Film / Spain / 2013 / Biography, Documentary, Music / 82 mins
    A journey through Latin-America during the last tour of the Spanish musicians Joan Manuel Serrat and Joaquin Sabina, who have both been deeply influenced by the history of this continent.
    Serrat & Sabina: Two for the Road

    Orpheus Winery
    September 17, 2015 5:00 pm

    Serrat & Sabina: Two for the Road

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2015 3:00 pm


  10. Shoulder The Lion

    Patryk Rebisz, Erinnisse Rebisz / Arts in Film / France, Ireland, USA / 2015 / Art, Biography, Documentary, Drama, Music / 74 mins
    Using art as the catalyst, this film explores how the human spirit prevails in the face of tragedy. The film features three people; a photographer who becomes blind, a painter/sculptor who loses half her brain in a boxing match, and a musician losing his hearing to tinnitus. Using art to illustrate change, this film explores how the human spirit prevails in the face of tragedy and what new meanings emerge that otherwise would not have been found if not for their disability.
    Shoulder the Lion

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 1:30 pm


  11. Steve McQueen – The Man & Le Mans

    John McKenna, Gabriel Clarke / Arts in Film / USA / 2015 / Action, Biography, Documentary / 102 mins
    This is a story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how Steve McQueen, one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end.
    Steve McQueen – The Man & Le Mans

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 20, 2015 5:30 pm


  12. 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