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
Poetry, Special Event, Arts in Film / Master Class / 120 minsThe Master Class with James Ragan will focus on the “Principals of Dramatic Structure” in learning the Craft of Screenwriting. It will focus on the further goal of How to Read a Film by understanding the importance of “Backdrop” in plotting and character development. The invitation to the group is to bring their passion for film and writing to the session (and their good humor).
Screenwriting Master Class: James Ragan, Poet / Screenwriter
September 25, 2016 11:00 am
Sergio Machado / Youth, Special Event, Arts in Film / Brazil / 2015 / 104 mins*****SPECIAL EVENT! *** FILM & MUSIC***** Based on true events, this movie tells the story of Laerte, a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra) is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a run down public school in Heliopolis, the biggest favela in São Paulo. His path is full of difficulties, but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the professor and his students open doors into a new world. ************************ The film show and discussion starts at at 7:30pm. Preceded by: LIVE MUSIC AT 6:30pm Student musicians from the Santa Rosa Symphony's “El Sistema” Simply Strings Honor Ensemble conducted by Timothy Zieminski, perform before the film at 6:30pm. Following the film there will be a discussion about the transforming power of music with the Santa Rosa Symphony Director of Education and Simply Strings Coordinator. Proceeds will help support the Simply Strings program.
Preceded by: Simply Strings Concert
Special Event, Cinema of Conscience, Arts in Film / 60 minsStudent musicians from the Santa Rosa Symphony's "El Sistema" Simply Strings Honor Ensemble conducted by Timothy Zieminski, perform before the film.
Precedes: The Violin Teacher
David Vassar / Biography, Special Event, EcoCinema, US Cinema, Documentary / USA / 2016 / Adventure, Biography, Environmental / 100 minsSPECIAL EVENT - LIVE PRESENTATION Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial - 100 Years of Wilderness The Wine Country Film Festival is thrilled to host an inspiring afternoon with Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar, a WCFF Alumni. "A Walk in the Park with David Vassar" is an epic life-long film retrospective through America's magnificent Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Death Valley National Parks, among others, highlighted with personal stories from Vassar's lifetime of environmental filmmaking. Following the film there will be a Q&A with David Vassar. And an Optional VIP Reception.