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 minsTim 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.
Margot McMaster / Road Movie / Canada / 2015 / 105 minsSPECIAL EVENT - FILM ~ RARE DANCING HORSES ~ EQUESTRIAN EXHIBITIONS The Caravan Film follows a group of caravaners (horse drawn and riders from 6 nations) across the country. Co-led by Access Adventure founder Michael Muir, great-grandson of America’s visionary conservationist John Muir, their 2,500 mile - 5 month journey proves that we all have hopes and dreams and ambitions and above all that we deeply care for one another. Their journey also highlights the genuine connection between horses and people of disabilities. What started out as an endurance drive, horse and driver vs. nature turns out to be far, far more than that. Gate opens at 1pm. Festivities include food and drinks for sale, time to socialize and at 2pm there will be horse exhibitions in the arena: Michael Muir's three black leopard Stonewall Sporthorse mares at liberty to music and Dr Charlyn Belluszoo presents her horses in a Dancing with Horses. **** One ticket price includes The Caravan Film AS WELL AS the EXHIBITIONS*** The Caravan Film screens at 3pm. There will be a Q&A after the film with filmmaker Margot McMaster, Michael Muir, and Belos Cavalos founder, Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo.
Preceded by: The Caravan Film Special Presentation
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 minsOPENING 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
Naji Abu Nowar / Road Movie, Youth, World Cinema / United Arabic Emirates / 2015 / 100 minsIn this striking “mid-Eastern Western” Jordanian first-time Director Naji Abu Nowar crafts a beautiful desert drama of adventure, betrayal and trust. In the remote Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young boy, Theeb (”Wolf” in Arabic) lives peacefully with his Bedouin tribe. A British officer approaches on a mission to disrupt the Ottoman Hijaz Railway. Theeb’s older brother agrees to guide the Brit through the 'badlands' of the Wadi Rum rocky desert that is infested with bandits. Theeb, seeking adventure, tags along, and before long is confronted with dangers that thrusts him into manhood. Nominated for Best Foreign Language Academy Award. Best Director: Venice Film Festival