Nicolás Carreras / Independent / World Cinema features, Food & Wine On Film / Argentina, Italy, Spain / 2016 / Adventure, Comedy, Food, Nature, Romance, Wine / 95 minsThe famous Sommelier Charlie Arturaola fell from grace after a momentary loss of his taste during the shooting of a movie. The image of "a Sommelier without palate" destroyed his career. After a few years, Charlie becomes a taxi driver, but he never gave up of dreaming to get his reward back. When Charlie accidently gets to know the newcomer Italian sommelier, he will come with a crazy plan to try to get back into the wine world!
Ruiz and Ramirez (Gary Ruiz and Chris Ramirez Giovacchini)
Quarryhill Botanical Garden
September 23, 2017 6:30 pm
Duel of Wine with Lambrusco
Stephen Most / EcoCinema / United States / 2016 / Animals, Documentary, Nature / 23 minsWith 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.
Maya Khosla / EcoCinema / 2017 / Environmental, Nature / 30 minsThis film stresses the importance of fire to the mountain forests and wildlife of the American West. The film follows teams of scientists through the wild, scientists who are at once awed, amazed, and filled with a need to explain the high value of post-fire forests. While searching for rare woodpeckers, the research team also finds a plethora of wildlife: deer, black bears, bobcats, sapsuckers, bluebirds, wrens, raptors, spotted owls, and their offspring, all in the post-fire forests. Travels take viewers across the Californian mountains to the Yosemite, Stanislaus, Lassen, Plumas, El Dorado, Sierra, Tahoe, Inyo, and Sequoia National Forests. The film includes fire-safety tips from scientists who have served as firefighters. Director Maya Khosla will be in attendance at the festival.