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2015 Wine Country Film Festival

Drama

  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. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  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. 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


  13. 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


  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. 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


  16. Soledad

    Eduardo Maytorena, Wayne Mitchell / US Cinema / USA / 2015 / Drama / 85 mins
    A lonely limousine driver named Victor lives an isolated existence until one evening he is forced to defend a client from being sexually assaulted by her prom date. A simple act of compassion that sets off a series of events destined to bring back a past for Victor he has fought desperately to get away from. A road trip journey through the City of Angels that reminds us that it only takes one night to change our lives forever.
    Soledad

    The Kenwood Restaurant Theater Space
    September 17, 2015 7:00 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. Sweet & Vicious

    Juan Paulo Laserna / CineLatino / Colombia / 2015 / Drama, Family, LGBT / 88 mins
    MANUELA is the only daughter of wealthy Colombian parents and in a relationship with her yuppie boyfriend MAURICIO, who cheats on her. As part of the Colombian elite, she appears to have every advantage in life but is completely unhappy, living a multitude of lies. She yearns to escape Bogota with her best friend ADRIANA with whom she is secretly in love. When Manuela discovers that she's pregnant, her life and dreams begin to unravel.
    Sweet & Viscious

    Orpheus Winery
    September 19, 2015 3:45 pm


  19. 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


  20. 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


  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