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2016 Wine Country Film Festival

First Feature


  1. 600 Miles

    Gabriel Ripstein / CineLatino, Cinema of Conscience, First Feature, First Filmmaker, Road Movie, World Cinema, Youth / 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. 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


  3. Parisiennes

    Parisiennes

    Slony Slow / Arts in Film, First Feature, World Cinema / France / 2015 / 86 mins
    Magic and poetry...a delightful film! Join us for a Reception at 7pm. Film screens at 7:30pm . Seeking inspiration for the main character in her next novel, Japanese author Kyoko Murakai heads to the French capital of Paris to meet twelve women from all walks of life. Instead, she finds herself on a mythical journey of self-discovery and renewal. The spirit of Parisiennes is the spirit of a writer, and any writer watching this will be inspired to emulate Kyoko’s approach to travel and meeting people. Slony Sow is a leading up-and-coming young French indie director.
    Parisiennes

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 7:00 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