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2016 Wine Country Film Festival

Vision Quest

  1. Lonely Boys

    Lonely Boys

    Daniel Simon / First Feature, US Cinema / USA / 2016 / Comedy, Transformation, Vision Quest / 90 mins
    A buddy movie of transformation and self-discovery. Following a recent breakup, struggling writer Jules (Dan Simon) crashes with his recently separated best friend, Saul (Gregory Lay), at his apartment in Brooklyn. After Saul is fired from his job as restaurant manager and Jules loses an off-Broadway production of his play, the two embark on a weekend bender through New York City and Connecticut in search of solace and sometimes more pain. When the sun finally rises, neither expects to see the light. First Feature. West Coast Premiere Q&A with Patrick Davin, Gregory Lay, Bob Gregory
    Lonely Boys

    Kenwood Depot
    September 25, 2016 7:15 pm


  2. The Prophet produced by Salma Hayek

    Roger Allers / Animated, Arts in Film, Cinema of Conscience, US Cinema, World Cinema / France, Ireland, United Arabic Emirates, USA / 2015 / Adventure, Aesthetics, Art, Cultural, Food, Literature, Middle East, Peace, Poetry, Romance, Vision Quest, Youth / 86 mins
    All of life’s key elements – Love, Marriage, Work, Freedom – get their due as top animation directors from around the world pitch in to create a fresh fantasia out of celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran’s celebrated poems in his international best seller THE PROPHET. Culmination of 4 years of work by producer Salma Hayek. A dissident being kept under house arrest recounts valuable lessons in a series of vignettes while a mischievous young woman causes havoc in the community. Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. A gem of a film to see on the big screen.
    The Prophet by Salma Hayek

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 24, 2016 3:00 pm


  3. Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

    Haydn Reiss / Arts in Film, Biography, Documentary, Poetry / USA / 2015 / Art, Biography, Buddhism, Poetry, Sexuality, Social Issues, Vision Quest / 81 mins
    “A Thousand Years of Joy” charts poet/activist Robert Bly's journey from Midwestern farm boy to global troubadour, best-selling author of “Iron John” and leader of the men's movement. Bly is one of America’s most celebrated poets, easily the most controversial, who has for over 50 years crisscrossed the cultural landscape through poetry, translation, activism and social commentary. Bly has been celebrated, vilified, but above all persisted in championing the power and importance of poetry in today’s America. With director Haydn Reiss and Poet James Ragan in Person.
    Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 4:40 pm


  4. Warrior Road

    Brad Jayne / Arts in Film, First Feature, US Cinema, Youth / USA / 2016 / Aesthetics, Art, Diversity, First Feature, Literature, Vision Quest, Youth / 91 mins
    Get in the mood with Live Music with Master Blues player JOHN BURDICK before the film. WARRIOR ROAD ~ WORLD PREMIERE An adventure of the soul. Based on writer-director Brad Jayne’s life experiences, the story follows Joseph a painfully shy writer in the waterlands of South Carolina. After robbing a rural juke joint with two lower-class buddies and joy-riding up the coast to Myrtle Beach, his journey becomes a quest for strength and courage - from being a timid boy to a spiritual warrior and finally a man. Q&A with Brad Jayne after the film. The film incorporates tracks from Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Leadbelly, Chet Baker and more. Q&A with Brad Jayne after the film.
    Warrior Road

    Muscardini Cellars
    September 24, 2016 7:45 pm