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2017 Wine Country Film Festival

Documentary

  1. Born of Stone

    Emilio Bellu / Arts In Film / Italy / 2016 / Documentary / 15 mins
    Completed just a few weeks before Sciola’s recent passing, Born of Stone is an immersion inside the sights and sound of remarkable artists, and inside his belief that stones are not just the material that gives shape to the universe, but that they are alive, plastic, a fundamental way to communicate with nature

    Precedes: From Shore To Farm To Fork: Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese, La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner

    Plays In:
    Rosé, Chèvre and Vernet

    Kenwood Depot
    September 22, 2017 4:00 pm


  2. Cabuwazi Beyond Borders

    Gertrud Schulte Westenberg / Cinema of Conscience / Germany / 2016 / Documentary / 30 mins
    In the summer of 2015 thousands of refugees arrive in Berlin. Amongst them are many children. Behind them lie long and, in some cases, difficult journeys. Friends and family are gone, everything is different, everything foreign. For Berlin based child and youth circus, Cabuwazi , it is immediately clear that something must be done. An independent team named "Cabuwazi Beyond Borders" is established and travels directly to the refugee centers. The children and young people longingly await their circus classes. One young man from Tempelhof is so enthusiastic that he himself wants to become a trainer. The climax of the 3 month long course is the final circus show in a real life circus tent.
    Plays In:
    Cinema of Conscience Shorts Program

    Kenwood Depot
    September 22, 2017 6:45 pm


  3. From Shore To Farm To Fork: Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese

    Marie Elliott / Food & Wine On Film / Ireland / 2017 / Documentary, Food / 17 mins
    Gabriel Faherty makes goat cheese on the Aran Islands while being as sustainable as possible.

    Preceded by: Born of Stone

    Precedes: La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner

    Plays In:
    Rosé, Chèvre and Vernet

    Kenwood Depot
    September 22, 2017 4:00 pm


  4. Into Sunlight

    Ron Honsa / Independent / World Cinema features / United States / 2017 / Documentary / 67 mins
    INTO SUNLIGHT brings together a choreographer, her dancers, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the nonfiction book that inspired her bold experiment. David Maraniss' "They Marched Into Sunlight "is a chronicle of the Vietnam era that explores the effects of war on those in battle and those at home. The challenge for choreographer Robin Becker is to combine these historic events in Vietnam and on the home front into a full-scale contemporary dance. Director Ron Honsa blends rehearsal, performance footage and interviews. culminating when the dancers are invited to perform their work in Vietnam, adding another layer of depth to this provocative story of war and its lasting imprint on all of us.
    Plays In:
    Dance Shorts

    Kenwood Depot
    September 23, 2017 11:00 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. Inuit Lands, The Melting Point

    Patrick Morell / Independent / World Cinema features / United States / 2017 / Documentary / 112 mins
    This documentary film by master class presenter Patrick Morell exemplifies the making of history and narrative associated with the documentary film genre. Attempting to portray the world as it really is, Morell’s cinema verité explores the resilience and vulnerability of the Inuit communities in northern Greenland as they face the challenges of social and climatic change. Interviews with Jean Malaurie, a French anthropologist and expert on the Inuits of Thule, and a number of hunters provide first-hand accounts of not only the hunting culture and rich heritage of these communities, but also the kinds of problems they face today. This documentary explores the resilience and the vulnerability of the Inughuit communities of North Greenland, who face new challenges posed by social and climatic changes.
    Inuit Lands; The Melting Point

    Kenwood Depot
    September 23, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Jack London, an American Adventure

    Viotte Michel / Independent / World Cinema features / France / 2016 / Adventure, Documentary / 96 mins
    At the beginning of the 20th century, Jack London, author of The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, was the most famous American writer of his time and came to symbolize adventure itself. But who was Jack London? He was alternately a vagrant, a gold prospector, a sailor, a rancher, a war reporter and a passionately militant socialist. He lived life at a hectic pace and his journey, intertwined with his writing, strikes us with its intensity. To tell his story is also to tell the story of the birth of modern America : London was the best incarnation of its ambitions, driving forces and contradictions, from the end of the conquest of the Far West to World War One. The docudrama 'Jack London, an American adventure ' commemorates the 100th anniversary of his death and recounts his outstanding fate from remarkable archives, interviews of the greatest American experts and reconstruction scenes shot in 4K and filmed in the Canadian Far North, in Polynesia and on his Californian ranch.

    Preceded by: Arrested (Again)

    Jack London, An American Adventure with Arrested (Again)

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2017 3:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. La Revolution du Rosé: How a Ridiculed Wine Became a Winner

    Ken Kobre / Food & Wine On Film / United States, France / 2017 / Documentary, Food, Wine / 31 mins
    A documentary in English, shot in Europe and the US "La Revolution du Rosé: How a ridiculed wine became a winner" tells the story of how rosé wine suddenly became a 'serious' wine, especially among winemakers themselves. Plays with Born of Stone and From Shore to Farm.

    Preceded by: Born of Stone, From Shore To Farm To Fork: Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese

    Plays In:
    Rosé, Chèvre and Vernet

    Kenwood Depot
    September 22, 2017 4:00 pm


  8. Nature’s Orchestra

    Stephen Most / EcoCinema / United States / 2016 / Animals, Documentary, Nature / 23 mins
    With breathtaking images of the Alaskan and Arctic tundras and their vibrant wildlife follows noted soundscape ecologist Dr. Bernie Krause as he travels to the Arctic and shows how nature sounds are crucial indicators of the health of today's wild habitats and the origins of music or bioacoustics. This documentary brings together music, science, and nature to present an awe-inspiring picture of the natural world we live in. Celebrate sound, nature, and our beautiful environment with this thoughtful picture.
    Plays In:
    EcoCinema Showcase

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2017 7:20 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. Prime Meridian of Wine

    Nana Jorjadze / Independent / World Cinema features / Georgia / Documentary / 60 mins
    In the 1960's, one of greatest discoveries in wine world was the acknowledgment of Georgia as the birthplace of wine. A young man, dreaming of emigration and seeking his place in life, starts traveling the wine route: England (greatest civilization of wine commerce) and France - (Chateau Margaux, Chateau d'Yquem, Chateau Smith Lafitte, Chateau Branaire-Ducru). The discoveries during his wine adventure bring him back to the birth place of wine, his own birth place: Georgia.
    Prime Meridian of Wine

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2017 11:00 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. Rule of Nature

    Dieter Primig / EcoCinema, Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / Namibia / 2017 / Documentary, Female, Human Rights, Youth / 25 mins
    This documentary explores the current situation of the San people, also known as the “bushmen,” in the south African nation of Namibia. The film poses the question “Adapt or die?” Are the San, largely forced onto conservancies and accustomed to a hunting-gathering lifestyle, willing to abandon aspects of their heritage in order to mesh with the more modern demands of the state? A young San woman provides her insights on the fate of her people and the role of education in protecting their future. Rule of Nature depicts the world of a people in tune with nature, but whose nature is being put to the test.

    Precedes: Left on Pearl

    Precedes:
    Left on Pearl with Rule of Nature

    Kenwood Depot
    September 23, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  11. Secret Wine of Israel

    Talya Seppala, Moshe Alafi / Food & Wine On Film / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 8 mins
    Plays In:
    Wines & Vines

    Kenwood Depot
    September 24, 2017 1:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  12. Training

    Homer Liwag / Arts In Film / United States / 2017 / Documentary, Experimental / 2 mins
    A short, experimental dance film shot on location on an abandoned railroad track in southern Las Vegas.
    Plays In:
    Dance Shorts

    Kenwood Depot
    September 23, 2017 11:00 am Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  13. An Undeniable Voice

    Price Arana / Cinema of Conscience, Independent / World Cinema features / United States / 2016 / Documentary, Hiistory, Human Rights, Senior/Aging, Social Justice / 16 mins
    Sam Harris, believed to be one of the youngest to survive the camps during the Holocaust, shares his amazing story of survival with philanthropist and activist Sharon Stone.
    Plays In:
    Cinema of Conscience Shorts Program

    Kenwood Depot
    September 22, 2017 6:45 pm


  14. Wishmakers

    Cheryl Halpern / Cinema of Conscience / United States / 2016 / Documentary / 35 mins
    Welcome to Israel's Tulip Winery. In this film, you will see how this kibbutz (communal settlement/farm in Israel) turned into a community stronghold. The picture will introduce you to the wonderful people who started Tulip Winery as well as their extraordinary employees and a variety of individuals that the winery benefits, including the children served by the Make a Wish Foundation. Director Cheryl Halpern will show you how this world class establishment has helped to better the community by finding humanity and purpose inside oft underestimated individuals in this heartwarming short documentary.
    Plays In:
    Cinema of Conscience Shorts Program

    Kenwood Depot
    September 22, 2017 6:45 pm