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2016 Wine Country Film Festival

Food On Film


  1. Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine

    Rudi Goldman / Wine, EcoCinema, Arts in Film, Documentary, Food On Film, World Cinema / France, Netherlands / 2016 / Agriculture, Art, Cultural, Food, Viticulture / 60 mins
    A North American Premiere Through a colorful mosaic of stories, this documentary film aims to demystify the world-famous French winemaking region and offers a rare insider glimpse into the lives of the passionate people working in Burgundy's wine industry. An intimate journey into the normally inaccessible caves and domains of this exclusive wine region, introducing us to the winegrowers, chef's and even truffle hunters that make Burgundy so special.
    Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 23, 2016 5:00 pm


  2. Down Home on the Zazu Farm

    Joshua Dylan Mellars / Biography, Food On Film / USA / 2016 / Food / 9 mins
    Featuring internationally acclaimed Sonoma County farm to table chefs and restauranteurs Duskie Estes and John Stewart, the documentary follows Duskie and John raising animals at their Forestville farm and cooking at their world renowned restaurant Zazu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol’s artisanal and culinary center The Barlow.
    Plays In:
    Short Film Program -Joshua Dylan Mellars’ Salute

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 5:30 pm


  3. The Perfect Protein

    Caterina Barjau and Jorge Martínez / Food On Film / 2016 / 20 mins
    Famous chefs from around the world speak on behalf of Oceana, an organization that protects the world's oceans, as they are taking sustainable approaches to the meals they cook to help promote sea life preservation. Our fish stocks are in serious decline. We must stop overfishing, limit incidental by-catch and protect habitats. If we do, there would be enough fish to provide nutritious daily food for a 1 billion people.

    Precedes: Seed: the Untold Story, West Coast Sea Salt

    Precedes:
    Seed: The Untold Story

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 23, 2016 2:15 pm


  4. Saint Amour

    Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern / Road Movie, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, Youth, Special Event, Food On Film, World Cinema / France / 2016 / Agriculture, Comedy, Food, Road Movie, Romance, Sexuality, Social Issues, Terrior of Cinema, Viticulture, Wine / 101 mins
    OPENING NIGHT UNDER THE STARS Sideways goes French in this fond and gloriously witty comedy-drama starring Gérard Depardieu as a widowed farmer who’s willing to go to the lengths and breadths of rural France on an impromptu wine tour to bond with his son, the lonely big kid with a heart. “Three unlikely heroes (Gérard DEPARDIEU, Benoit POELVOORDE, Vincent LACOSTE) take to the road in this broad but pleasing picturesque wine tour featuring improbable sex and a kooky cameo from Michel Houellebecq.” Peter Bradshaw-·The Guardian

    Preceded by: Winter Frog

    Saint Amour

    Muscardini Cellars
    September 22, 2016 7:40 pm


  5. Seed: the Untold Story

    Taggart Siegel & Jon Betz / Food On Film / India, Mexico, South Africa, USA / 2016 / Agriculture, Food, Healing, Viticulture / 94 mins
    Seeds are miraculous and vital. SEED follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. Farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. With Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

    Preceded by: The Perfect Protein, West Coast Sea Salt

    Seed: The Untold Story

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 23, 2016 2:15 pm


  6. West Coast Sea Salt

    Deborah Burns & Rich Johnson / Food On Film / Canada / 2016 / Agriculture, Food, Nature / 10 mins
    Foraging for sea salt on British Columbia's West Coast with Andrew Shepherd, salt expert and founder of Vancouver Island Salt Co. and Lisa Marie, holistic nutritionist and food forager.

    Preceded by: The Perfect Protein

    Precedes: Seed: the Untold Story

    Precedes:
    Seed: The Untold Story

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 23, 2016 2:15 pm


  7. Winter Frog

    Slony Sow / Terroir of Cinema, Wine, Shorts, Food On Film, World Cinema / France / 2011 / Art, Asian, Cultural, Healing, Landscape, Nature, Terrior of Cinema, Viticulture, Wine / 18 mins
    Benjamin, winemaker, sees his wife die in his arms following a long illness. Only one way for him: death. But a young Japanese woman, coming specially to taste his wine, will gently bring him to mourn the death of his wife by a series of symbols and exchanges between two cultures. A moving portrayal by French actor/winemaker Gérard Depardieu put this film at the top of our favorites.

    Precedes: Saint Amour

    Precedes:
    Saint Amour

    Muscardini Cellars
    September 22, 2016 7:40 pm