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2016 Wine Country Film Festival


  1. 600 Miles

    Gabriel Ripstein / Road Movie, First Filmmaker, Youth, CineLatino, First Feature, Cinema of Conscience, World Cinema / Mexico / 2015 / Adventure, First Feature, First Filmmaker, Landscape, Latin, Nature, Politics, Road Movie, Social Issues, Spirituality / 85 mins
    Tim Roth stars in Mexico’s submission for the Academy Award directed by Gabriel Ripstein. Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons for a deadly Mexican cartel. ATF agent Hank Harris (Roth) attempts to apprehend him, but gets kidnapped by Rubio, instead. Rubio takes him to his bosses, but during the 600-miles-long drive, they slowly befriend one another. 600 Miles is a thriller, a road movie and a relationship drama: a nail biter to the very last frame with superb performances. Winner of Berlin Film Festival Best First Feature Award.
    600 Miles

    Kenwood Depot
    September 23, 2016 7:00 pm

  2. Gabo: The Magic of Reality of Gabriel García Márquez

    Justin Webber / Biography, CineLatino, Documentary / Colombia, Spain / 2015 / 88 mins
    Justin Webster’s extraordinary documentary about Gabriel García Máquez, one of Latin America’s most beloved and influential writers and thinkers is a must-see for lovers of literature and film. The inventor of “Magical Realism” is revealed through archival footage, interviews with writers, political leaders, relatives, and men and women on the streets, and the words of García Márquez himself. Webster thoroughly follows the artistic, political and personal evolution of this law-school dropout and political journalist who won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature.
    Gabo: The Magic of Reality of Gabriel García Márquez

    Kenwood Depot
    September 25, 2016 12:00 pm

  3. Lucky Star

    Priya Amritraj / Youth, CineLatino, Shorts / USA / 19 mins
    Inspired by true events, Lucky Star centers on 12-year-old Camila Garcia. Desperate to help her hardworking, single mother, she buys lottery scratchers at the local corner store. Giving one of its regulars the money to make the purchase for her as she’s underage. After months of nothing, Camila actually wins $100,000. The sort of money that could change their lives—if she can find a way to claim it. Lucky Star looks at the timely and relevant issues of immigration and income inequality through the eyes of a young girl in an emotional love story between a daughter and her mother.
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    Shorts Film Program Sunday

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 11:00 am

  4. The Other Kids

    Chris Brown / Youth, CineLatino, Cinema of Conscience, US Cinema / USA / 2016 / Cultural, Diversity, Personal Vision, Social Issues, Youth / 85 mins
    A raw, intimate look into the struggles of six small-town teens on the verge of high school graduation, THE OTHER KIDS is a bold and original hybrid of fiction & non-fiction in which real teenagers collaborated with director Chris Brown to tell their own gripping, personal stories. These stories became the basis for this remarkable film in which the story-tellers are also the actors. The results were usually unplanned and often surprising. The film starts at 4:30pm Q&A with Chris Brown after the film. followed by Closing Night Reception for FilmMakers and Pass Holders.
    The Other Kids

    Kenwood Depot
    September 25, 2016 4:30 pm