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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Documentary

  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. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. Open City of Amereida

    Andres Tapia-Urzua / Arts in Film / Chile, USA / Architecture, Art, Documentary / 51 mins
    Andres Tapia-Urzua explores a radical architectural project and community in Chile.

    Preceded by: First Degree, When the Land Turned Black

    Open City of Amereida

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


  12. Out of the Fire

    Courtenay Singer / Arts in Film / USA / 2013 / Art, Documentary / 76 mins
    Follows a four day wood-kiln firing of nearly 2000 pots by potter Kevin Crowe. During this firing, a dedicated crew stokes wood into the kiln approximately every 10 minutes, day and night. Six months worth of work - and income - are at stake.
    Out of the Fire

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 7:00 pm


  13. Peeled Faces on the Amazon: The Story of the Amazon Express

    West Hansen / EcoCInema / USA / 2015 / Action, Adventure, Documentary, Sport / 102 mins
    This is the account of the first expedition to paddle the entire 4000+ miles of the Amazon River from its most distant source high in the Peruvian Andes to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. This international multi-generational team of explorers ran 500 miles of uncharted white water before hitting the final 3800 mile push to the ocean. Along the way, they were fired upon, held at gunpoint 5 times, dealt with hostile natives and friendly narcotraffickers, robbed by pirates, beaten by massive waves and tidal surges and dealt with team conflicts and illness all within the 111 day expedition.
    Peeled Faces on the Amazon: The Story of the Amazon Express

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 20, 2015 1:00 pm


  14. 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


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. States of Grace

    Helen Cohen, Mark Lipman / Cinema of Conscience / USA / 2014 / Documentary, Drama / 74 mins
    After surviving a near-fatal head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge, a revered physician struggles to come to terms with her injuries and discover new meaning in her radically altered life. Her longtime partner cares for her and their disabled teenage daughter as the family embarks on a journey of loss, resilience, and renewal.
    States of Grace

    The Dunbar Elementary School
    September 19, 2015 11:30 am


  18. 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


  19. 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


  20. The Trials Of Spring

    Gini Reticker / Egypt, USA / 2015 / Documentary, History, News, War / 90 mins
    When 24-year-old Hend Nafea is arrested and tortured for demonstrating peacefully in Cairo's Tahrir Square, her pursuit of justice reflects post-revolution Egypt at an uncertain crossroads.
    The Trials of Spring

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 5:00 pm


  21. 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


  22. 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