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2016 Wine Country Film Festival

World Cinema


  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. Burgundy: People with a Passion for Wine

    Rudi Goldman / Arts in Film, Documentary, EcoCinema, Food On Film, Wine, 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


  3. The Carer

    Janos Edelenyi / Arts in Film, World Cinema / Hungary, UK / 2016 / Health, Performing Arts / 89 mins
    Graduating from the Academy of Films in Budapest, both as a director and director of photography, János Edelényi rejoined the staff of the Hungarian Television, where he had worked prior to film school. Edelenyi's collaboration with Gyorgy Feher on Richard III, Volpone and other programs commissioned by the Hungarian Television, has been widely accepted as groundbreaking and redefining the medium by their daring use of extreme close ups. Two of his documentaries won First Prizes at the National Documentary Film Festival, and he was awarded Price For Best Photography, Grand Prize, Best TV Adaptation Prizes at various other national festivals. Edelenyi has directed and co-produced or/and photographed over 40 documentaries and 7 feature films. He is Executive Director of the Tel Aviv based Prolitera Productions. He co-wrote and Produced Vilmos Zsigmond’s “The Long Shadow,” a Hungarian-Israeli-American feature film with Michael York and Liv Ullmann (which was shown at the Wine Country Film Festival).
    The Carer

    September 25, 2016 7:00 pm


  4. Dusty500

    Dusty and Me

    Betsan Morris Evans / World Cinema, Youth / UK / 2016 / Compassion, Family, Youth / 90 mins
    A feel-good, heart-warming film set in Yorkshire in 1977 about an adolescent boy's big summer after leaving school. It's about a boy and a dog, class and ambition, first love, and above all, family. The story exemplifies the unique healing that each creature can promote on one another and the lessons it teaches about love and commitment. Preceded by “A Helping Paw” a short doc that shares the stories of two people partnered with service dogs as well as a service dog trainer. Q&A with Film Rep Adrian Roup.

    Preceded by: A Helping Paw

    Dusty and Me

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 3:00 pm

    Preceded By:
    A Helping Paw

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2016 3:00 pm


  5. JamesRagan300

    Flowers and Roots: James Ragan, Poet Ambassador of the Arts

    Arts in Film, Biography, Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, World Cinema / Slovakia / 2016 / 58 mins
    With James Ragan In Person Reading his Poetry. Flowers and Roots, profiles internationally recognized poet, playwright and essayist James Ragan’s role in “taking his poetry to the world” in order to challenge oppression. He revisits his family roots in Slovakia, his relationship as a poet-playwright with Czech President Vaclav Havel. The film reveals Ragan’s commitment to “bridging” communication between cultures as a world class mind and artist.
    Flowers and Roots: James Ragan, Ambassador of the Arts

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 24, 2016 6:00 pm


  6. 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


  7. The Prophet produced by Salma Hayek

    Roger Allers / Animated, Arts in Film, Cinema of Conscience, US Cinema, World Cinema / France, Ireland, United Arabic Emirates, USA / 2015 / Adventure, Aesthetics, Art, Cultural, Food, Literature, Middle East, Peace, Poetry, Romance, Vision Quest, Youth / 86 mins
    All of life’s key elements – Love, Marriage, Work, Freedom – get their due as top animation directors from around the world pitch in to create a fresh fantasia out of celebrated Lebanese-American author Kahlil Gibran’s celebrated poems in his international best seller THE PROPHET. Culmination of 4 years of work by producer Salma Hayek. A dissident being kept under house arrest recounts valuable lessons in a series of vignettes while a mischievous young woman causes havoc in the community. Set in a Mediterranean seaside village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra (Quvenzhané Wallis), out of trouble. A gem of a film to see on the big screen.
    The Prophet by Salma Hayek

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 24, 2016 3:00 pm


  8. Saint Amour

    Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern / Food On Film, Road Movie, Special Event, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, World Cinema, Youth / 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


  9. Theeb

    Naji Abu Nowar / Road Movie, World Cinema, Youth / United Arabic Emirates / 2015 / 100 mins
    In 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
    Theeb

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 23, 2016 7:15 pm Buy Tickets


  10. Walk on the Wild Side

    Germaine McCormack-Kos / Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, World Cinema / France, USA / 2016 / Art, First Filmmaker, Healing, Health, History, Woman Filmmaker / 58 mins
    Walk On the Wild Side is the amazing story of the pioneers who came up wtih the first cures for cancer and those who have followed in their footsteps intertwined with a poetic upbeat personal story. Germaine McCormack-Kos is a Paris based painter, a mother and a film professional who is suddenly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She begins treatment and remembers she had met the great Pioneer of Immunotherapy, Dr.Georges Mathé, who performed the first ever bone marrow transplant, and decides to make a film that will inform, inspire and help others cope with cancer. Invited guest: Germaine Mccormack-Kos.
    Walk on the Wild Side

    KenWood Restaurant Theatre Space
    September 25, 2016 2:30 pm


  11. Gerard Depardieu and Takeda Eriko in Winter Frog

    Winter Frog

    Slony Sow / Food On Film, Shorts, Terroir of Cinema, Wine, 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