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The Domaine Chandon experience combines spectacular grounds against extraordinary Napa Valley vistas. Guests may select from a variety of entertaining tours and tastings of sparkling and varietal wines, tailored to suit both the casual visitor and the serious wine aficionado. Guests are invited to taste wine in our Tasting Room or on the Terrace and to purchase wine in our Retail Shop. Domaine Chandon | 1 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599 | Phone: 1-888-242-6366 | Chandon.com


Vintner Circle

The Vintner Circle represents those wineries contributing some of the most elegant and distinctive elements that help make our Napa Valley Film Festival such a unique and special experience: Vintner Circle Dinners with our Patrons and Filmmakers, large-format bottles for our Award Winners and Tribute Honorees, VIP tasting opportunities, and more. Salud!

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FO UNDE R S N O TE

from their fruit for the first time after planting rootstock five years earlier. While we most certainly plan to serve up an exceptional experience for you with this year’s Festival, we are fortunate that we haven’t had to wait five years to savor the fruits of so many people’s collective labor.

5TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Welcome

Way back in the summer of 2009 when we decided to start a new film festival, many people thought we were about as wild-eyed and foolhardy as Napa Valley’s pioneering vintners dreaming of making wine as good as the French. At the same time, others encouraged us. With each conversation sharing our vision in the Valley and with colleagues in the film industry, more and more folks jumped on board to help—as founding patrons, sponsors, volunteers, and even staff once we had a little money cobbled together. Our first artists and audience members convened for a series of special screenings and conversations between May and September 2010, and for the November 2010 six-film mini-fest…all building towards our inaugural full scale Festival in the Fall of 2011. A fifth year is the first major milestone, akin in some ways to a five year high school or college reunion, a first chance to take stock of who we are and what we've become. Here in Wine Country, it is tempting to make another analogy, likening our young history to that of vintners anticipating making wine

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This year’s Festival is dedicated to the cinematic storytellers who share their beguiling art with us in the dark, to Napa Valley’s wizards of food, wine and hospitality who help us deliver an unparalleled experience, and to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today, especially those who’ve been with us from the beginning.

A first chance to take stock of who we are, what we’ve become

On behalf of our board, year-round team, seasonal production crew, creative advisors, volunteers, sponsors and partners, artists and audiences, we both thank you and invite you to join us in toasting the first five years of the Napa Valley Film Festival, and the next five, and the next…! See you at the movies!

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TABL E OF C ON TEN TS 12 SURVIVAL GUIDE

How the festival works

36 CATHY BUCK

Cameo Cinema

16 PATRON CIRCLE

The most wonderful way to enjoy the Film Festival

65 NARRATIVE FEATURES

Festival in full swing

10 indie films in competition

20 FESTIVAL GALA

79 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

23 CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

Honoring established players and rising stars

26 VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS Mouth-watering epicurean adventures

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JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET Raymond Vineyards

Sneak peeks and big stars

18 OPENING NIGHT

The ultimate film, food and wine party of the year

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49 AWARDS SEASON SCREENINGS

31 AWARDS CEREMONY

Presentation of Juried and Audience Awards

33 CLOSING NIGHT WRAP PARTY Sending the festival off in style

34 SPECIAL EVENTS ROUND-UP

Happy hours, mixers, latenight revelry and more

39 PROGRAMMERS' NOTE

10 real stories in competition

93 THE LOUNGE

Hip, cool films at a unique festival venue

106 NARRATIVE SHORTS

Three shorts programs in competition

112 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Three shorts programs in competition

119 SHORT FEATURES

Four programs with unique stories real and imagined

127 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

An array of great films up for audience awards

142 INTERACTIVE/LIFESTYLE

Overview of the film program

Panels, tastings, demos, perks

40 FESTIVAL JURY

155 FESTIVAL PEOPLE

Industry experts choose the best of the best

42 FESTIVAL FACULTY

Organization and mission

167 FESTIVAL PARTNERS

Industry veterans share their wisdom

It takes an army of partners to raise a film festival

44 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

179 VILLAGE MAPS

46 THEATERS

188 DAILY SCHEDULE GRIDS

Documentary & Narrative Competition Filmmakers

Fun movie-watching experiences throughout the valley

Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga

Day by day, village by village, venue by venue

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Festival Overview

Each November, the Napa Valley Film Festival lights up the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga at the most colorful time of year. Our program includes over 120 new independent films, sneak previews of awards season contenders, panel conversations, culinary demonstrations, wine experiences, and special events including the spectacular Festival Gala, Celebrity Tributes, Awards Ceremony, late-night parties, Vintner Circle Dinners and more. A quick overview: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT

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›› Inspire 2015, a transformational day of powerful films and provocative conversations for 1200 local students ›› Exclusive sneak screenings on the eve of the festival ›› Patron Circle Meet-The-Artists Reception

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 OPENING NIGHT ›› Screenings at 12 theaters valley-wide throughout the day and evening ›› Artists-in-Residence filmmaker labs at Meadowood ›› Display of the eight Lombardi Trophies won by the 49ers and Raiders ›› Opening Night World Premiere: Somm: Into The Bottle ›› Opening Night Party

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 FESTIVAL GALA ›› Screenings at 12 theaters valley-wide throughout the day and evening › › Artists-in-Residence filmmaker labs at Meadowood › › Display of the eight Lombardi Trophies won by the 49ers and Raiders › › First day of culinary demonstrations, including Variety’s 10 to Taste › › Gala screening of Spotlight › › The spectacular Festival Gala

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 CELEBRITY TRIBUTES ›› Screenings at 12 theaters valley-wide throughout the day and evening ›› Film industry panel conversations ›› Yoga, culinary demos, wine, beer and more at the Riverfront Promenade ›› Wine experiences each afternoon in all four villages ›› Celebrity Tributes honoring established players and rising stars ›› Multiple post-tributes parties

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS ›› Screenings at 12 theaters valley-wide throughout the day and evening ›› Film industry panel conversations ›› Yoga, culinary demos, wine, beer and more at the Riverfront Promenade ›› Wine experiences each afternoon in all four villages ›› Vintner Circle Dinner Series ›› Vintner Circle VIP After-Party ›› Marriott Napa Valley Late Night Party

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 CLOSING NIGHT › › Screenings at 12 theaters valley-wide throughout the day and evening › › The NVFF Pitch Competition: Final Smackdown › › Yoga, culinary demos, wine, beer and more at the Riverfront Promenade › › Wine experiences each afternoon in all four villages ›› Closing Night Screenings ›› Awards Ceremony ›› Wrap Party NAPAFILMFEST

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FE ST I VAL S U RVIVA L GU ID E

How to Festival Explore this guide to start building your very own ultimate film, food and wine experience.

The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place November 11 – 15 (Wednesday through Sunday) in the four walkable villages of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga—where over 120 films, 300 filmmakers, 150 wineries and 30 chefs will actively engage our audiences. Each town has a Box Office, multiple NVFF theaters, a wine pavilion or wine stroll, “Passholder Perks” and special events taking place throughout each day.

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From over 1,000 films submitted from around the world, we select 100 or so for the quality of their filmmaking and the compelling nature of their story lines. These films are grouped in competitive sections that are eligible for either juried or audience awards or both. These program sections include:

We’ve integrated Napa Valley’s incomparable food and wine into the film festival experience. You will enjoy wine at nearly every theater and Stella Artois at select locations. Wine pavilions or wine strolls are the place to be each afternoon. Food and wine are cleverly paired and served up at all of our special events, most notably the blowout Festival Gala and our Opening, Closing and Tribute Night Parties. Members of our Vintner Circle open their private estates to host our unique Vintner Circle Dinners and provide our winning filmmakers with large format collectible bottles.

• Narrative Features • Documentary Features • The Lounge (Features & Shorts) • Narrative Shorts • Documentary Shorts • Short Features • Special Presentations Our program also includes a selection of sneak preview screenings of important Awards Season films, frequently presented by the directors who attend along with writers, actors and producers. Always be sure to check our website at nvff.org for the most current and complete list and description of films and screening details.

PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE Use this Festival Planner both before and during the Festival to map out your experience. • Information on Theaters by Village (pages 46-47) • Film Descriptions & Screening Times (pages 49-139) • Descriptions of Festival Events (pages 18-35)

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• Film Industry Panels, Culinary Demonstrations, Wine Experiences, (pages 142-152) • Festival Village Maps (pages 179-185) • Daily Schedules of Screenings, Panels and Major Events by Village and Venue (pages 188-197)

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ATTENDING

FILMMAKER Q&A’S

The best way to experience the Festival is with a pass. We offer passes at three levels: Festival Pass, Pass Plus, and our VIP Patron Circle. With a pass, you attend as many screenings and panels as you’d like without the need to purchase tickets for, or commit to, specific screenings in advance. You also enjoy culinary demonstrations and wine-tasting each afternoon along with an array of Passholder Perks offered throughout the Valley. Higher level passes include access to special events and receptions with our filmmakers and celebrity guests. For those with limited time or on a limited budget, we also offer the Midweek Pass, weekend Day Passes, and last minute Rush Tickets sold at the door to film screenings and panel discussions when seats remain available after passholders have been admitted. We also offer advance tickets to a few special events and presentations. For full details, please see BOX OFFICE (p.15) or visit nvff.org.

What truly makes a film festival a “festival” is the live participation by the writers, directors, actors and producers who conceived of and made the wonderful films we get to see. Question and answer sessions with the filmmakers follow practically every screening.

ACCESS TO THEATERS There is an order to which audiences are admitted into our screenings. Members of our Patron Circle enter first, followed by Pass Plus holders, and then Festival Pass and Day Pass holders. Non-passholders wait in a Rush Line and may purchase tickets if space remains available after all passholders have entered. All passholders must arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to show time. A pass does not guarantee a seat, so please be aware of venue capacities and arrive early for the most popular films. Seating is on a firstcome, first-serve basis, so all individuals must be present in the theater to have claim to a seat (one individual per seat).

RUSH LINE: BEST BETS Best bets for getting into films from the RUSH LINE are at Napa Valley College, Uptown Theatre (except opening night world premiere), City Winery, Lincoln Theater, Native Sons, Cairdean and Gliderport. Arrive Early!

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AUDIENCE AWARD VOTING The Festival presents Audience Awards determined by popular vote. At most screenings, viewers will receive a ballot to rate the film. Please return the ballot at the end of the screenings. Voting ends Saturday night, and all winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony on Closing Night.

FILM RATINGS & CHILDREN Most festival films do not have MPAA ratings attached. Parents should carefully read film descriptions and use their discretion when considering what might be appropriate for their children.

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BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS

STAY OUT LATE

The Box Offices are the hub of each Festival Village. Pick up passes and special event tickets that you ordered online or purchase passes and tickets, get updated program information, purchase merchandise, or find answers to any questions you may have. Patron Circle Members, Sponsors, Media and Filmmakers have designated pass pickup lounges at our Headquarters Hotel: the Westin Verasa Napa.

After the last screen goes dark, Festival Villages are still alive. While Patron Circle Members and Pass Plus Holders participate in various Special Events, there are also nightlife options that offer food and drink specials for Festival Pass and Day Pass Holders. Check page 150 or nvff.org for more information.

Napa | NVFF Headquarters 1400 Clay Street 11/2 to 11/10 | Noon – 6:00pm WED – SAT | 8:00am – 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am – 3:00pm

PASSHOLDER PERKS

Yountville | Napa Valley Museum 55 Presidents Circle TUE | Noon – 6:00pm WED – SAT | 8:00am – 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am – 3:00pm St. Helena | Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch 738 Main St TUE | Noon – 6:00pm WED – SAT | 8:00am – 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am – 3:00pm

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We encourage you to share your Festival experience on social media. Follow us, tag us, @ us, and #NVFF15 us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more. Keep your eyes on our channels (listed above) for exclusive content, Festival tips and more.

STAY CURRENT Visit nvff.org on your desktop or mobile device and sign up for our NVFF email newsletter. The newsletter is the best way to ensure you stay current with NVFF news including any additions or changes to the Festival schedule.

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GETTING AROUND THE VALLEY Each Festival Village is approximately 9 miles apart as you travel up-and-down the valley, with nearly 30 miles between Napa and Calistoga. Travel time between villages can vary, especially on the weekends or during rush hour. Since many films screen at multiple theaters, we've made it easy for you to maximize your film, food and wine experiences each day without having to travel all over the Valley.

Calistoga | Mount View Hotel and Spa 1457 Lincoln Street TUE | Noon – 6:00pm WED – SAT | 8:00am – 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am – 3:00pm

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All passholders may redeem perks at participating restaurants, wineries, and businesses throughout the Valley. When you pick up your pass, you’ll be provided with a Passholder Perks card. Simply flash your Passholder Perks card to receive special offers or discounts. For a complete list of perks, see PASSHOLDER PERKS (p.151) in this guide or visit nvff.org.

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If you do want to move around and explore different villages and venues, please, plan ahead and always Festival responsibly! Wine, dine, but please don’t drink and drive. There are a number of transportation options, including The Vine, taxi cabs, and Uber. New this year, The Vine is offering free rides for NVFF Passholders. Just show your pass as you get on the bus. Bus schedules are available at each of the Festival Box Offices. Book in advance with BEAU WINE TOURS, official luxury transportation service of NVFF. MENTION NVFF AND RECEIVE 15% OFF. Book today: 707-938-8001. @NAPAFILMFEST

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Box Office

Passes and tickets are available in a variety of ways. You may visit our website at www.nvff.org and see full descriptions and benefits of our passes and tickets and purchase while you browse. They are also available at our Village Box Offices located in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. Or if you prefer, you may call our Main Office and a Festival team member would be happy to assist you. RUSH TICKETS

FULL EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL PASS $295 (Buy 4 or more for $265 per pass) The Festival Pass is for the film aficionado who wants access to all regular film screenings and panels throughout the festival and valley. Also enjoy access to the Wine Pavilions/Wine Strolls in each town and the Riverfront Promenade in Napa, including the Ferguson Culinary Stage presented by Traditional Home.

PASS PLUS $645 (Buy 4 or more for $615 per pass) The Pass Plus offers everything included with the Festival Pass with the important added benefit of PRIORITY ACCESS at film screenings before Festival Pass and Day Pass Holders. Also enjoy access to the Festival Gala, Celebrity Tributes, Friday Night Bash at Martin, and the Closing Night Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party.

PATRON CIRCLE starting at $2,500 (largely tax-deductible) For the ultimate VIP experience, consider joining our Patron Circle: FIRST ACCESS to all screenings and events, Festival First Look Preview Party, Opening Night Premiere and Party, Tribute Night Party, exclusive late-night lounges, VIP areas at events, Vintner Circle Dinners, and more. Our Patron Circle offers three levels of access and indulgence. Turn the page for complete details or visit nvff.org.

LIMITED BUDGET, LIMITED TIME MIDWEEK PASS $125 (Buy 4 or more for $110 per pass) The same access as a Festival Pass, but with a more concentrated experience covering Wednesday and Thursday.

WEEKEND DAY PASS $95 (Buy 4 or more of the same day for $85 per pass) The same access as a Festival Pass, but with a more concentrated experience. Choose Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday.

RIVERFRONT PROMENADE $50 PER DAY Available to non-passholders who would like to participate in the day’s activities at the Napa Riverfront on Friday through Sunday. Activities include Culinary Demonstrations, afternoon Wine Pavilions (Friday – Sunday), Stella Artois Beer Garden, Morning Yoga, and others to be announced.

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For those with limited time or desiring a small taste of the festival experience, the rush line can be a great way to go. If there are seats available at film screenings or industry panels after passholders have been admitted, one Rush Ticket per person may be purchased at the door for $15. Look for Rush Line signs at each venue and arrive early.

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS Our biggest events are included with Patron Circle and Pass Plus. For others, a limited number of tickets may be available for advance purchase: • Festival Gala: $200 per person (2 for $350, 4 for $600), see page 20 • Celebrity Tributes: $50 per person, see page 23 • Awards Ceremony: $25 per person, see page 31 • Wrap Party: $25 per person, see page 33 Read about these and our other events in this guide, or visit nvff.org.

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS For a few of this year’s special presentations, a limited number of tickets may be available for advance purchase by nonpassholders: • Somm: Into the Bottle, World Premiere & Opening Night Party: $150 (included for Members of our Patron Circle; all other passholders must purchase tickets or attend the encore screening Wednesday evening), see page 18-19 and 51 • Landfillharmonic: Screening & Live Concert by The Recycled Orchestra from Paraguay: $20 per person, see page 137 • No Greater Love: Veteran's Day Presentation, $20 per person, see page 131 • Personal Gold: $20 per person, see page 135 • Bottle Shock The Musical, In Concert: $25 per person (General Admission), see page 138 • Bottle Shock The Musical, In Concert: Reserved VIP Seating: $75, see page 138 • Bottle Shock The Musical, In Concert: Post Show Wine Reception: $25 per person, see page 138 • Harry & Snowman: Screening and Post-Show Wine Reception, $50 per person, see page 134 Read about these and our other special presentations in this guide, or visit nvff.org.

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THE PATRON CIRCLE V I P G UE S TS

Movie Moguls Leslie & Keith Blodgett Jennifer Carrico & Chris Kelly Brenda & Marc Lhormer Irene & Ed Ojdana Commissioner Mae C. Woo

A-Listers Carissa Ashman Michelle & Robin Baggett Melissa & Stephen Bruno Naomi Pasztor & Patrick Davila Robin & John Dunbar Leslie Evers The Gardner Grout Foundation Michele & David Glasser John Heflebower Peggy & Roy Hester Pepper & Michael Jackson Christina & Robert Jennings Maureen & Marlin McKeever Kristine Mostofizadeh Marya Murphy Stephanie & Mark Richmond Maria-Liisa Barnby & Clay Riddell Joann & Jim Riddell Kelly Purcell & Kevin Sadler Jane & Larry Solomon Janice Turner Michael Uytengsu Candice Uytengsu Hamilton Kyle Welch Hilary & Chris Wendel Paul Zaentz

Patrons Marianne Agnew Debb & Bob Almeida Julie & Charles Atkins Bella Babot & Richard Baer Pookie Sangobsamai & Mark Borde Ulla & John Brown Carla Buffington Terry DeBacco Linda & Paul Cantey Elizabeth & David Doolin Cindi & Dan Dwyer Dana & Andy Eckert Beth & Kevin Fitzgerald Beth Flaherty Janine & Ron Froom Alan Galbraith Sonya & Richard Garber Cynthia Klitbo & David Gerstein David Goldman Jody Bostic & Eric Gottlieb Corrine & Richard Gould Kay & Bill Gurtin Sarah Mitchell & Chris Hansen J. Todd Harris Sharon Hulce Suzanna Jackson Kim & Dan Johnson Shandi & Michael Johnson Heidi Paul & Arthur Kelley Caitlin & Gregg Knopp Michelle Kupiec Mildred Kupiec Laurie Lacob Karen Hunt & Michael Lewine Judy Lewis Janet Markel & Barry Lhormer Kate Maberly & David Lugliani Kristi & Patrick Miller Misdee Wrigley Miller & James Miller Barb & Bart O’Brien Maggie & Stephen Oetgen Karen & Art Pappas Helen & Blair Pascoe Carol Truman & Robert Phillips Diane Cooley & Alex Pires Heather & John Roebuck Amy & Matt Rogers Wendy & Michael Rupprecht Tracy & Barry Schuler Kathi Seifert Peta & Don Shindle Ellen & Philip Smith Rhonda & Bill Tannenbaum Cathie Tierney Elizabeth & Robert Van Dyk Stephanie & Michael Woods Barbara & Bruce Woollen Krys & Randy Wulff Patron Circle Roster as of September 30

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PATRON C I RC L E

The Patron Circle Experience

The Patron Circle represents individuals providing invaluable support for our mission and programs while enjoying the most intimate access to our filmmakers and celebrities. For full details visit nvff.org Elevate your experience by joining our exclusive Patron Circle, a group of old and new friends enjoying the most intimate access to and interactions with filmmakers, industry power players and celebrities, along with Napa Valley’s finest food, wine and hospitality. To customize your Patron Circle experience, choose from one of three levels of inspiration, indulgence and support. To learn more or join, visit nvff.org/patroncircle, or call us at 707-226-7500.

BEYOND THE VELVET ROPE • UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL • DISCOVER NEW TALENT • BEST FOOD, WINE & HOSPITALITY • THE INNER CIRCLE

Patron: The Essential VIP Experience • NO WAITING in lines. • FLEXIBILITY in planning schedules. • FIRST LOOK: Personalized preview reception with NVFF Founders. • SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT: Enjoy a first screening and Meet the Artists. • OPENING NIGHT: World Premiere of Somm: Into The Bottle, followed by an exclusive not-to-be missed VIP party. • GALA NIGHT: Exclusive screening of Spotlight leading into the Festival Gala. • TRIBUTE NIGHT: Patrons’ Party following the Celebrity Tributes. • VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS: Unique filmmaker-winemaker dinners followed by an after-party with the filmmakers. • CLOSING NIGHT: VIP Seating at the Awards Ceremony / Wrap Party. • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Patrons are recognized for their support.

A-Lister: The Elevated VIP Experience

Movie Mogul: The Ultimate VIP Experience

All Patron benefits plus:

All A-Lister benefits plus:

• CONCIERGE SERVICE to assist with all aspects of your NVFF experience. • Personalized FILM SPONSORSHIP of an important festival presentation. • THURSDAY: reserved seating at Variety's 10 to Taste Event. • FRIDAY: mingle with filmmakers at the Film Industry Mixer. • FRIDAY: exclusive Tribute Night VIP DINNER PARTY with honorees. • SATURDAY: assignment to one of the top Vintner Circle Dinners. • SPECIAL THANK YOU GIFT.

• Dedicated LUXURY VEHICLE and private driver by Presenting Sponsor LEXUS. • Dedicated PRIVATE CONCIERGE service throughout the Festival. • RESERVED SEATS at all red carpet awards season screenings. • Personalized sponsorship of AN AWARDS SEASON FILM. • THURSDAY: exclusive Movie Mogul GREEN ROOM at the Festival Gala. • FRIDAY: Green Room meet-and-greet with TRIBUTE HONOREES. • SATURDAY: MOVIE MOGUL DINNER with Hollywood and Napa Valley celebrities hosted by Meadowood Napa Valley.

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OPENING NIGHT S P E C I A L E VE N T S

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING: WORLD PREMIERE OF SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 5:00pm | WORLD PREMIERE, UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

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Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Ticket Holders Tickets for non-Patron Circle: $150 (includes screening and opening night party)

8:30pm | ENCORE PRESENTATION Passholder Access: All Passholders, Rush

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Into The Bottle NVFF is honored to host the world premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to the wildly successful and entertaining film Somm. Expect Master Sommelier sightings and other celebrity guests on the Red Carpet.

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OPEN I N G N I G HT

Celebrate the World Premiere of

Somm: Into the Bottle

A festival opening night is by definition something magical: this year we are turning it up a notch! Don't miss the World Premiere of Somm: Into the Bottle followed by the glamorous Opening Night Party under the stars. Mingle with Master Sommeliers while sipping world-class wines at the beautiful Riverfront Promenade at the Napa River Inn. SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE OPENING NIGHT PARTY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 7:30pm – 10:00pm | RIVERFRONT PROMENADE AT THE NAPA RIVER INN Passholder Access: Patron Circle and Ticket Holders ($150 tickets include the 5:00pm film and the party following)

FESTIVE VIP PARTY FOLLOWING THE WORLD PREMIERE

PARTY PARTNERS

Enjoy bountiful food and Napa Valley's finest wines poured by MASTER SOMMELIERS from all over the world and our local vintners. Meet the subjects of the film while taking in the lively entertainment UNDER THE STARS on the beautiful Riverfront Promenade at the Napa River Inn.

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FESTIVAL GALA FE S TI VA L E V E N T S

30 chefs 50 wineries cocktails & beer celebrities live music vip lounges cigar patio EVENT DETAILS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 8:00pm – 2:00am | LINCOLN THEATER 100 CALIFORNIA DRIVE, YOUNTVILLE

Festival Gala presented with the support of

Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: Gala tickets include access to our exclusive Gala screening of Spotlight (see page 55) $200 per person ($350 for 2 or $600 for 4)

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FES TI VA L G A L A

The Ultimate Film, Food and Wine Party of the Year The Napa Valley Film Festival celebrates five fabulous years by throwing the most glamorous party of the year! DRESS TO IMPRESS in your finest cocktail attire and toast the night with the filmmakers, celebrities, old and new friends. Walk the red carpet, past the flashing bulbs, and into an evening of glitz blended with the RELAXED, ELEGANT STYLE OF THE NAPA VALLEY. = Vintner Circle Member

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EXPERIENCE THE LINCOLN THEATER LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE!

Discover surprising spaces, custom designed lounges, and colorful vignettes. DANCE ON STAGE, or on the stairs; explore the "green rooms," take photos in the stylish VON SAAL SUPER STYLE LOUNGE; and melt into the dream.

TANTALIZE YOUR TASTE BUDS

30 LOCAL CULINARY STARS serve up epicurean delights paired with the best vintages of 50 ESTEEMED NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS. Enjoy a fine Cohiba cigar featured at the FREEMARK ABBEY LOUNGE or a chalice of STELLA ARTOIS. Fine spirits and artisanal cocktails will also be shaken, stirred and strained at the CLEVER ROOT BAR and a sweet bite to end your night with LINDT CHOCOLATES.

Two main stages featuring over 10 LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES by DJ Upcut, Adventure Band, and more as well as intimate live music throughout the party provided by Ivy Hill Entertainment.

PATRON CIRCLE SUPPER CLUB Patron Circle members will start the night with exclusive access to the Patron Circle Supper Club next door at elegant Domaine Chandon. Enjoy top wines from our Vintner Circle wineries poured by the vintners themselves, and amazing food from the best chefs. Hang out or hop on the VIP Shuttle back to continue the party into the wee hours. NAPAFILMFEST

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LIVE MUSIC WILL MAKE YOU SWOON OR GET ON YOUR FEET

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CELEBRITY TRIBUTES FE S TI VA L E V E N T S

HOLLYWOOD ROYALS The Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to honor talented artists by paying tribute to their creative achievements. Hosted by Access Hollywood’s BILLY BUSH. (Michelle Monaghan at 2014 NVFF)

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 6:00pm – 7:30pm | LINCOLN THEATER 100 CALIFORNIA DR, YOUNTVILLE Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: $50 per person TRIBUTE DETAILS ON NEXT PAGE

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SPE CI AL EVEN TS

Celebrity Tributes Join us as we salute the highest level of cinematic achievement. This year, we honor John Travolta for Career Achievement in Acting, shine a spotlight on Freemark Abbey Legendary Actor Bruce Dern, salute Trailblazer Keegan-Michael Key and introduce ourselves to Domaine Chandon Rising Stars Lydia Hearst, Evan Peters, Zoe Kazan and Finn Wittrock. Doors open at 5:00pm. Red Carpet Arrivals at 5:30pm. Show at 6:00pm. Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush hosts the on-stage tributes and conversations. After the ceremony, Movie Moguls enjoy a backstage Green Room meet-and-greet with this year’s honorees. Full details at nvff.org. FREEMARK ABBEY LEGENDARY ACTOR – CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

John Travolta

JOHN TRAVOLTA is much-honored film and television star. With two Oscar nominations under his belt, he was named Best Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his memorable part in Pulp Fiction. Travolta drew further praise as a Mafioso-turned-movie producer in the comedy Get Shorty, winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor. In 1998, Travolta was honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with the Britannia Award. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Primary Colors, and in 2008 he received his sixth Golden Globe nomination for his role in Hairspray. He earned his first Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role in Saturday Night Fever, which launched the disco phenomenon in the 1970s. He went on to star in the big-screen version of the long-running musical Grease and the wildly successful Urban Cowboy. Additional film credits include: Blowout, Look Who’s Talking, Michael, Phenomenon, Face/Off, Battlefield Earth, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Swordfish, Wild Hogs and Savages. Last year John received an award for Outstanding Contribution to International Cinema by the International Indian Film Academy. In the last year, John has completed production on four feature films: Criminal Activities, In A Valley of Violence, I am Wrath and Life On The Line, screening at this year’s festival. John flew to New Orleans after the 2005 hurricane disaster bringing food and medical supplies, and in 2010 flew to Haiti after the earthquake, carrying supplies, doctors and volunteers. Along with his wife actress Kelly Preston, John is very involved in their charity, The Jett Travolta Foundation, which raises money for children with educational needs.

FREEMARK ABBEY LEGENDARY ACTOR – LIFETIME HONORS

Bruce Dern

Through decades of critically acclaimed performances, BRUCE DERN has acquired the reputation of being one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. His tremendous career is composed of playing modern day heroes and legendary villains. A celebrated stage actor, Bruce was trained by famed director Elia Kazan at The Actor’s Studio and made his film debut in Kazan’s Wild River (1960). In the 1960’s, Bruce also found success as a distinguished television actor. He appeared regularly in contemporary westerns as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s TV series. Also during the 1960’s, Bruce worked with director Roger Corman, appearing in several of his decade-defining films. He was critically acclaimed for films such as They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Drive, He Said and made history for his role as Long Hair in The Cowboys when he became the first man ever to kill John Wayne. Bruce starred in such classic films like The King of Marvin Gardens as well as The Great Gatsby (for which he received a Golden Globe nomination). It was his brilliant and powerful performance in Hal Ashby’s Coming Home that earned him an Academy Award. Bruce co-starred with Charlize Theron in Monster and has recently worked with iconic directors Francis Ford Coppola in Twixt and Quentin Tarantino in Django Unchained and most recently in The Hateful Eight. Bruce won the 2013 Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and garnered another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Nebraska.

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TRI BUTE FES TI V I TI ES TRAILBLAZER

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES DINNER PARTIES

Keegan-Michael Key As an actor, writer, and creator, KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY is is one of the most creative and in-demand artists in Hollywood. With his extraordinarily diverse skills and wide-ranging talent in both comedy and drama, Keegan redefines what it means to be a chameleon and multi-hyphenate in the worlds of film, television, and theater. Keegan is the co-creator and co-star of Comedy Central’s Key & Peele with Jordan Peele, for which he was nominated for five 2015 Emmy Awards. The show won a 2014 Peabody Award and an American Comedy Award and has become a TV and viral sensation, with over 700 million online hits. In film, Keegan recently completed Keanu, in which he stars and also co-produced. He has 6 other upcoming movies, besides festival competition contender Welcome to Happiness. Keegan was recently seen in Vacation, Tomorrowland and Pitch Perfect 2. On TV, Key has recurred on Fargo, Playing House, How I Met Your Mother and Parks & Rec. He was among Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People of 2014” and Entertainment Weekly’s “Entertainers of the Year of 2012.”

Lydia Hearst, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, and Zoe Kazan Actress and model LYDIA HEARST has made a splash as a woman of varied talents. She will be seen this month in the WEtv series South of Hell. Lydia is also in several upcoming independent films, including Condemned, a thriller about New York City squatters infected with a mysterious disease and #HORROR, premiering on IFC Midnight. Other films Lydia has recently completed include Stealing Chanel, Guys Reading Poems, The Downside of Bliss and Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.

EVAN PETERS is one of Hollywood’s most versatile young actors making a name in both television and film. Known for his work in the Emmy-nominated series American Horror Story, Evan’s versatility has been evident in a variety of roles throughout the series. He recently finished shooting X-Men: Apocalypse set for release in May. Earlier this year, Peters starred in the political comedy Elvis and Nixon and in the horror/comedy The Lazarus Effect. Additional TV credits include: One Tree Hill, House M.D., Parenthood, and The Office.

FINN WITTROCK is a Juilliard trained actor currently seen in American Horror Story, for which he received a 2015 Emmy nomination. Upcoming projects include My All American and The Big Short.Finn starred in The Submarine Kid, an official NVFF15 selection, and wrote it with longtime friend, director Eric Bilitch. He has starred in Unbroken, The Normal Heart and Masters of Sex. He made his Broadway debut in the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman for which he won a Theatre World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award.

ZOE KAZAN is a triple threat: actor, playwright and screenwriter. Her acting roles include Me and Orson Welles, It's Complicated, What If and HBO’s Bored To Death. Zoe won Best Actress at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for her first starring role in The Exploding Girl. She received an Emmy nomination for her role in the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge. Zoe starred in and wrote Ruby Sparks. Her upcoming films are Our Brand is Crisis and My Blind Brother. Zoe’s Broadway credits include A Behanding in Spokane and The Seagull, which resulted in a Drama Desk Award nomination. In 2008, Zoe received the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actress.

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7:30pm – 10:00pm Traditional Home Showhouse 411 Randolph St, Napa Passholder Access: Patron Circle: Patrons Following the program, Patrons will toast to this year's honorees while wining, dining and touring through the three exquisite properties making up this year’s Traditional Home Designer Showcase. Catering by: Inn at Randolph

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Wineries Pouring: Neiman Cellars, Olivia Brion, White Rock Vineyards, Elizabeth Spencer Wines, Quintessa, Charles Woodson Wines, Saintsbury, Post & Vine

A-LISTERS & MOVIE MOGULS 8:00pm – 1:30am Raymond Vineyards 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena Passholder Access: Patron Circle: A-Listers, Movie Moguls Jean-Charles Boisset and his team at Raymond Vineyards pull out all the stops as A-Listers and Movie Moguls eat, drink and celebrate with this year's honorees. Dinner parties at Raymond extend deep into the night.

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VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS EVENT DETAILS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 7:00pm | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Passholder Access: Patron Circle

Napa Valley Film Festival Vintner Circle members pair their worldclass winemaking with the talents of top local chefs to present a series of nearly two dozen unforgettable experiences of food, wine and lively conversation. This year, each dinner will celebrate one of our competition films; guests will enjoy the company of, and conversation with, the filmmakers. Members of our Patron Circle and invited guests enjoy one of the highlights of the festival: a showcase of what makes the Napa Valley one of the premier food and wine destinations in the world, with a special cinematic twist.

EAT IT UP According to Sip By Sip: An Insiders Guide to Learning All about Wine, when wine and food are paired together, they have “synergy” or a third flavor beyond what either the food or wine offers alone.

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VIN TN ER C I RC L E D I N N ERS

Beaulieu Vineyard

Estate Events by Meadowood

Beaulieu Vineyard was founded in 1900 by Georges and Fernande de Latour. When Fernande first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," meaning "beautiful place." Our dinner guests experience the same sort of environmental beauty that inspired the winery’s founding over a century ago. Set in the elegant redwood and glass paneled formal dining room at the historic Rutherford House, guests will be treated to a private dinner prepared by Estate Events by Meadowood. The wines will include a curated selection of Beaulieu Vineyards 90 point wines and Library Selections of Georges de Latour. It will be an evening to remember!

Ca’ Momi Osteria

Chefs Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Dario De Conti

Cena sul tabiá! Ca’ Momi Osteria, downtown Napa’s latest exciting dining destination, celebrates a passion for renewed tradition, both in menu and style. The Osteria’s obsessively authentic Italian cuisine, enhanced by local, farm-fresh organic ingredients, is complemented by a rustic and repurposed décor paying tribute to raw elements in the building’s 19th century design. Join self-proclaimed 'un-Chef’ Valentina Guolo-Migotto & pizzaiolo Dario De Conti for a guided tour of Italian culinary history and tradition. This exclusive experience, hosted in the establishment's private dining room, will highlight offerings of garden-to-glass cocktails, Ca’ Momi’s heart-crafted Napa Valley wines, regional slow-food delicacies, authentic pizza Napoletana and traditional Italian pastry.

Caldwell Vineyard The story of Caldwell Vineyard is an epic one, about a rebel spirit, raw talent and a good dose of crazy love and luck. John Caldwell—aka The Smuggler—introduced the most prized Bordeaux root stock and grapevine clones to California. John, his wife Joy, and their winemaker Marbue Marke, host you for dinner inside their 20,000 square-foot wine cave. This magical dinner combines culinary creations (covertly local, quietly smuggled, lovingly prepared), made to complement a head-spinning selection of Caldwell’s estate wines, and of course, a little mischief thrown in for good measure.

Eleven Eleven Wines

Chef Peter Hall

Experience your ultimate festival moment with Eleven Eleven Winery partners Ellie Anest and Aurelien Roulin. As their guests, you will enjoy an intimate evening where Cirque performances synchronize with the elevated wine and elegant cuisine. A perfectly paired multi-course meal with Eleven Eleven’s elegant small production wines, crafted by winemaker Kirk Venge, will be prepared by Chef Peter Hall. Peter has been one of Napa Valley’s most beloved chefs for over 25 years and is now the chef of choice at Napa Valley’s premium wineries such as Dalla Valle, Dana Estates, Duckhorn, Gargiulo Vineyards, Groth, Harlan Estate, Shafer, Staglin Family Vineyard, and many others.

Favia Erickson Winegrowers & Matthiasson Wines

Chef Yancy Windsperger, La Taberna

Pintxos, Paella and Pig, Oh My! Join Mick Salyer and his crew from La Taberna for dinner with Jill and Steve Matthiasson of Matthiasson Wines and Annie Favia and Andy Erickson of Favia Erickson Winegrowers. These two husband and wife grape-growing and winemaking teams are known for their down to earth wines and personalities. Set along the beautiful Napa River, this dinner will be held at the gorgeously-transformed Ferguson Culinary Stage, presented by Traditional Home, at the Riverfront Promenade. Dinner will be a true insider’s peek into how Napa locals spend their Saturday nights!

Grigch Hills Estate

Chef Elizabeth Binder, Hand-Crafted Catering

Grgich Hills Estate and its founder, Vintners Hall of Fame legend Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, are synonymous with excellence. Mike is best known for his legendary Chardonnay, which was instrumental in bringing Napa Valley to its rightful place on the international wine-making stage. Mike’s daughter Violet, whose passion for wine began at an early age as she grew up working with her father in the vineyards, hosts the dinner. The Grgich family’s Croatian heritage will be reflected in a beautiful family-style meal created by Chef Elizabeth Binder, who opened Bar Bambino in San Francisco, was a competitor on Top Chef, and is now chef/owner of Hand-Crafted Catering, a boutique event company in Napa.

Hess Collection

Chef Chad Hendrickson, In-House

The West Gallery of The Hess Art Museum is the setting for an extraordinary pairing of film, food and wines in an evening featuring elevated experiences that touch all the senses. As films set the stage, Hess Collection Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson, who boasts a fine pedigree from elite Hollywood restaurants, Brix and Auberge du Soleil, will present guests with a farm-to-table repast featuring menu items from the winery’s culinary gardens. Chad strives to individually pair the unique flavors and textures in each of the Hess Collection wines, from the estate vineyards on Mount Veeder as well as the Valley floor, with complementary flavor combinations in the dishes he creates. Art at its finest.

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VI NT NE R C IRC L E D IN N ERS

Italics Winegrowers

Executive Chef Levi Mezick, Harvest Table

Wine, Food, Film – Action! Italics is a luxury producer of Bordeaux varietals and blends from Napa Valley. Helmed by winemaker Steve Reynolds and partners Paige and Andy Wilcox, Italics employ both estate and négociant winemaking to highlight the best of what Napa Valley has to offer. The Italics team will be filming a segment of their new documentary, A New Leaf, at this entertaining dinner at renowned Chef Charlie Palmer’s Harvest Table in St. Helena. Prepare for a delicious farm-to–table meal created by Executive Chef Levi Mezick and be among the first to taste Italics’ inaugural wines from the new Coombsville estate. You’ll surely be the best fed movie extra ever! Look for your cameo on the big screen next year.

Kelham Vineyards and Winery, co-presented with Pacific Union

Chef Tyler Rodde, Oenotri

Rawson Kelham farmed this sixty-acre viticultural treasure at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains for thirtyfive years. The winery, founded in 1998 by Susanna Kelham and her two sons Ron and Hamilton Nicholsen, utilizes ultra premium grapes rooted at the family's vineyard in Oakville, to produce world class Cabernets. Overseeing everything from the vineyard to harvest and winemaking allows us to create wines with consistency and quality. Enjoy an evening co-hosted by the team at Pacific Union Napa and Sonoma with winemaker Ron Nicholsen. Chef Tyler Rodde from Oenotri who specializes in southern-Italian cuisine will provide you with an unforgettable meal that will be paired with the finest of wines from Kelham Vineyards.

Markham Vineyards

Elaine Bell Catering

The Markham winery dates back to 1879 and, as one of the founders of Napa winemaking and viticulture, takes great pride in its legacy of exceptional mountains and magnificent vineyards. Guests are welcome to enjoy the full Markham experience, whether it’s taking in the view, visiting the historic stone cellar, or strolling through the latest photography exhibits ("iPhonic Art, Astonishing iPhotography" by various artists and "The Rolling Stone Covers" by Baron Wolman). Markham’s best wines will be paired with dynamically-creative cuisine from Elaine Bell Catering. Elaine and her team have a long history of catering exclusive events in the Napa Valley.

Ma(i)sonry

Chef Victor Scargle, Lucy Restaurant

Please join us for an evening of fine wine and cuisine in a very unique location in Yountville. Lucy Restaurant Executive Chef Victor Scargle, a former San Francisco Chronicle Rising Star with three decades of experience in the restaurant business including turns at Julia’s Kitchen at COPIA, Aqua and Jardinere. He will create a field-to-fork dining experience to pair with a selection of artisan wines from Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley’s premier Vintner Partners. Sip and savor in the exquisite Ma(i)sonry upsairs gallery surrounded by fine art and collectibles. This delectable Vintner Circle dinner will be an evening to remember.

Merryvale Vineyards

Chef Anthony “Nash” Cognetti, Tra Vigne

Two stories of century-old 2,000 gallon casks line the stone walls of Merryvale’s Historic Cask Room – often cited as Napa Valley’s most enchanting setting for special events. Executive Chef Anthony “Nash” Cognetti from neighboring restaurant Tra Vigne (meaning “amongst the vines”) presents to you his captivating Italian cuisine using fresh local ingredients paired perfectly with Merryvale’s award-winning wines. You and your dining companions will savor every bite and drop while sharing animated conversation about the films and filmmakers at this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival. You may never want to leave!

Modus Operandi Cellars

Chef Adam Ross, 1313 Main

For some, determining one’s true purpose in life is accomplished through following the path of least resistance, and thus relinquishing to passion. To many people, wine can provoke a multitude of emotions. Wine is enchanting, mysterious, joyful, and inspiring. In many cases, these complexities lead to a love and passion for wine. For Jason Moore, this passion for wine and all of its intricacies led to the creation of Modus Operandi Cellars. Enjoy an exclusive evening with Jason and his wife Angelica at The Wine Thief tasting room in downtown Napa where you will enjoy his wine paired with an exquisitely prepared meal created by 26-year-old prodigy chef Adam Ross of 1313 Main.

Priest Ranch

Chef Morgan Robinson, Smoke

Join us for this special dinner where we will bring elements from our historic mountain estate for you to experience in the heart of Yountville. The essence of Priest Ranch will be brought to the table when our wines and ranch bounty are paired with the masterful open fire cooking techniques of Chef Morgan Robinson. Using red oak and grape vine cuttings in the very preparation of the cuisine, this is a true farm-to-table experience. Chef Morgan’s years as a winery chef have afforded him ample opportunity to develop wine-pairing expertise with all foods, so you know your menu and wines will be a perfect match.

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Raymond Vineyards

Chef Michel Cornu, In-House

With roots in Napa Valley’s earliest traditions of wine growing, Raymond Vineyards is a dynamic destination with a mission to ignite its guests' passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity and whimsicality. Guests will embark on a culinary journey conceived by Raymond Vineyards Culinary Director Michel Cornu using herbs and fresh produce from our estate’s biodynamic and organic garden. Begin the evening sipping bubbles and relaxing in velvet lcad opulence in the famous Red Room, after which you will be seated in the glittering hall of our Crystal Cellar where you will enjoy a multi-course dinner intricately paired with our limited production Raymond Vineyards wines.

Rombauer Vineyards

Chef Nicolas Montanez, Calistoga Inn

The Rombauer family, who embrace The Joy of Wine—the philosophy that the pleasure of wine lies in the sharing of it with family and friends—invite guests to a memorable dinner in the heart of St. Helena. The winery is set high on a tree-covered knoll just off Silverado Trail, and features a lovely porch with stunning views of the Mayacamas Mountains, a garden with over 100 varieties of plants and flowers, whimsical works of art collected by Koerner Rombauer, and incomparable wine caves. A Rombauer favorite chef will be creating a locally inspired farm-to-table meal to be paired with Rombauer’s classic Napa Valley wines and some of its small production limited releases.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Estate Events by Meadowood

Dinner events at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars are extraordinary. The evening will begin with a tour of our wine cave and the Round Room. A three course gourmet meal will be designed, prepared and served by Estate Events by Meadowood, and will be enjoyed in the Great Room, at the entrance to our cave. Highlighting the meal, our award-winning wines will be thoughtfully paired with each menu selection, and served by Stag's Leap Wine Cellars’ own professionally trained and knowledgeable staff. The evening will conclude with desserts and coffee around cozy fire pits, overlooking our FAY vineyard and the famed Stag’s Leap Palisades.

Trinchero Napa Valley and Taken Wine Co. Present the Next Generations of Napa Chef James Houghton and the chefs from Trinchero Family Estates Join next-generation winemakers Josh Phelps (Taken Wine Company) and Mario Monticelli (Trinchero Napa Valley) for a farm-to-table dinner at the Trinchero family's stunningly-beautiful St. Helena winery estate. Relish an exquisite meal sourced from local ingredients, prepared by James Houghton and the chefs from Trinchero Family Estates, paired with specially selected wines crafted by Josh and Mario. Three cheers for building on and creatively contributing to winemaking legacy in the Napa Valley!

Wolf Family Vineyards Chef Corrado Sani Doug and Jane Wolf invite you to join them at the Wolf Family Vineyards estate in St. Helena for a casual-elegant dinner you’ll never forget. You will be dining with your hosts and their wonderful winemaker Karen Culler on seasonally inspired modern Italian faire artfully created by native Italian Chef Corrado Sani. Enjoy this intimate setting, delight in delicious food and savor Wolf Family Vineyards current releases and treasured library wines. Experience behind the scenes Napa Valley and an abundance of exceptional food and wine that only a small family vineyard can offer.

Meadowood Napa Valley

Estate Chef Alejandro Ayala A special dinner party for Movie Moguls and celebrity guests Meadowood Napa Valley consistently ranks as one of the world’s most luxurious hideaway resorts. Meadowood is also a Major Sponsor of the Napa Valley Film Festival, hosting for the fifth year in a row the festival’s competition filmmakers and the unique Artists-in-Residence Program. This year begins a new tradition with Meadowood hosting the highest level of our Patron Circle -- our Movie Moguls -- for an unforgettable evening combining its world-class cuisine with top vintners and winemakers personally sharing some of their most sought after wines. On this night, our Movie Moguls will experience first-hand the celebrities of Hollywood and the Napa Valley.

Solage Calistoga Resort and Spa

Chef Brandon Sharp An intimate dinner in the Chef's Atrium Situated on 22 acres and surrounded by panoramic and picturesque vineyards in the heart of wine country, Solage Calistoga is the brand's flagship resort. A local favorite and destination for epicureans, the resort is home to Solbar, a six-time Michelin Star-rated restaurant. Guests will enjoy Chef Brandon Sharp’s cuisine in the extremely intimate Chef's Atrium, a stunning setting, highlighted by glass walls and wine bottles. You'll be presented a tasting menu of healthful and indulgent seasonal fare, paired with fine wines selected by our Sommelier, Scott Turnbull. At Solbar, guests will be treated to otherworldly delights. This fine dining experience is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

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THE NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL A ND P R O U DL Y P R E S E N T S

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AWARDS CEREMONY SPECIAL EVENTS

Join in the excitement and anticipation as we reveal the winners of our JURIED and AUDIENCE AWARDS. Each winner is presented a large format collectible bottle of fabulous wine from one of our generous VINTNER CIRCLE MEMBERS. The winners of the Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature (as selected by our prestigious juries of industry experts) each receive a $10,000 check courtesy of MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY.

EVENT DETAILS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 8:30pm – 10:00pm | UPTOWN THEATRE 1350 THIRD ST, NAPA Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: $25 per person

In 2013, Lexus Short Films launched with the goal of supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers. This year, our partnership with Lexus ignites with the announcement of the four winners of the Lexus Short Films 2015 global talent search. The four up-and-coming filmmakers will be on hand to share in the excitement surrounding the announcement. They will then embark on the production of four new short films on the theme of “anticipation” in partnership with The Weinstein Company. The four completed films will be shown together for the first time at a special event during the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival.

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IT'S A WRAP! Celebrate with our winning filmmakers and all of the amazing artists who’ve shared their stories with us this year. This year's Wrap Party features LIVE MUSIC, and more GREAT FOOD, WINE, BEER AND COCKTAILS. Send the festival off in fine Napa Valley style and begin counting down the 360 days until the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival.

EVENT DETAILS

WRAP PARTY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 10:00pm – 12:00am | CITY WINERY 1030 MAIN ST, NAPA Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: $25 per person

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Special Events Round-Up

Quick look at daily special events and passholder access.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING p.50 THE 33 5:30pm | CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA Access: Patron Circle

MEET THE ARTISTS PARTY 7:30pm – 10:00pm | CALDWELL SNYDER GALLERY, ST. HELENA Access: Patron Circle

LOMBARDI TROPHY TOUR p.144 12:00pm – 5:00pm | NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM, YOUNTVILLE Access: Free Admission

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (CONT'D)

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING p.51 WORLD PREMIERE OF SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE 5:00pm | UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA Access: Patron Circle, Ticket Holders

RED CARPET AWARD SEASON SCREENING: CAROL p.53 1:00pm | UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA Access: All Passholders, Rush

OPENING NIGHT PARTY p.18 7:30pm – 10:00pm | RIVERFRONT PROMENADE AT THE NAPA RIVER INN Access: Patron Circle, Ticket Holders

8:30pm | ENCORE PRESENTATION Access: All Passholders, Rush

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

LOMBARDI TROPHY TOUR p.144 12:00pm – 5:00pm | NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM, YOUNTVILLE Access: Free Admission

VARIETY'S 10 TO TASTE p.147 PRESENTED BY FOOD NETWORK AND COOKING CHANNEL 11:00am – 1:00pm | RIVERFRONT PROMENADE AT THE NAPA RIVER INN Ferguson Culinary Stage presented by Traditional Home Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus (RSVP Required)

GALA FILM SCREENING p.55 SPOTLIGHT 5:30pm | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus, Ticket Holders

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

INDUSTRY MIXER 1:00pm – 4:00pm | SOLAGE CALISTOGA RESORT & SPA, CALISTOGA Access: Patron Circle: A-Listers, Movie Moguls

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES p.23 6:00pm – 7:30pm | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus, Ticket Holders

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES PARTY AT TRADITIONAL HOME SHOWHOUSE p.25 7:30pm – 10:00pm | INN AT RANDOLPH, NAPA Access: Patron Circle: Patrons

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

CELEBRITY TRIBUTE A-LISTER & MOVIE MOGUL PARTY p.25 8:00pm – 1:30am | RAYMOND VINEYARDS, ST HELENA Access: Patron Circle: A-Listers, Movie Moguls

FRIDAY NIGHT BASH p.150 10:00pm – 1:30am | MARTIN SHOWROOM, ST HELENA Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus

WORLD PREMIERE OF LIFE ON THE LINE p.139 5:00pm | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access: All Passholders, Rush

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (CONT'D)

VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS p.26 7:00pm | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Access: Patron Circle

VINTNER CIRCLE AFTER-PARTY 10:00pm – 1:30am | VON SAAL VIP LOUNGE AT LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access: Patron Circle

MARRIOTT NAPA VALLEY LATE NIGHT PARTY 10:00pm – 1:00am | NAPA VALLEY MARRIOTT, NAPA Access: All Passholders

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WRAP PARTY p.33 10:00pm – 12:00am | CITY WINERY TAP BAR & RESTAURANT, NAPA Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus, Ticket Holders

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING: BORN TO BE BLUE p.63 5:00pm | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access: All Passholders, Rush

includes special announcement by LEXUS SHORT FILMS

8:30pm – 10:00pm | UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus, Ticket Holders

WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY

THURSDAY – SUNDAY

FILMMAKER VINYL 10:00pm – 1:00am | CITY WINERY, NAPA Access: All Passholders

FILMMAKER HAPPY HOUR 3:00pm – 5:00pm | STELLA ARTOIS AIRSTREAM AT THE RIVERFRONT PROMENADE, NAPA Access: All Passholders

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THE CAMEO CINEMA'S UNIQUE CHARM I hope that people realize that part of the experience of seeing a movie here is nostalgic

SPECIAL PROFILE

Cathy Buck

Owner, Cameo Cinema

Thanks to the hard work of dedicated dreamer CATHY BUCK, the Cameo Cinema of St. Helena will live on to celebrate its 103rd birthday in May of 2016. This charming venue is now considered utterly quaint in the wake of modern megaplex theaters. And it’s the longest continuously running single screen theater in the country! The Cameo is both a symbol of grand, old world Hollywood and small town entertainment at the same time. Meaning: Cathy has the unique experience of sustaining a business through offering what a megaplex cannot. As it so happens—under Cathy’s guidance—the charm, charisma, and carefully hand-picked movie line up that the Cameo brings to those who live in or love to visit St. Helena is more than enough. How did this new chapter in Cathy’s life begin? During a fateful haircut in 2008, Cathy’s friend Sean LaRue overheard that the place was for sale. He told Cathy about what he’d heard, to which she responded, “We should buy it!” It was a brave idea that, sure enough, Cathy intended to follow through on. The pair then set out to get to know the preceding leaseholder, Charlotte Wagner, and the landlady. Quickly all were convinced of Sean and Cathy’s commitment to continuing the legacy that began all the way back in 1913. “I hope that people realize that part of the experience of seeing a movie here is nostalgic,” Cathy said when asked about 36

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AN ELEVATED EXPERIENCE Join Us To Celebrate Art, Wine & Inspiration.

Appreciation for the Arts – whether cinematic or contemporary – is a natural pairing with the wines of The Hess Collection here on Mount Veeder, Napa’s coolest and most dramatic mountain growing region.

Thank you for supporting the artists of the Napa Valley Film Festival. Please join us in our Hess Collection Visitors Center November 11th-15th, 2015 to enjoy a 2-for-1 current release tasting and 15% off selected Festival wines. Please mention Napa Valley Film Festival upon arrival, and visit with us at The Lounge at City Winery.

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Tastings and tours - reservations not required for groups of 8 or less. Food and wine pairings: reservations are required. Please call 707.255.1144 x.226 or visit HessCollection.com for reservations.


FILM S & FI L M M A K ERS

2015 NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Programmers' Note This year’s program offers up an embarrassment of cinematic riches. With over 120 titles—narratives and documentaries, features and shorts, and what we are calling short features—there is literally something for everyone. Our Artists-in-Residence program continues to develop nicely, with the directors of 20 narrative and documentary feature films vying for twin $10,000 cash prizes while sharing war stories with each other and learning from our outstanding faculty. A big shout-out goes to Bill Harlan and his stellar team at Meadowood Napa Valley for hosting our artists and for underwriting the prizes for the fifth year in a row. The Lounge, our popular selection of adventurous and alternative low-budget films, has a few new twists. For the first time, Lounge Features and Shorts will be up for Juried as well as Audience Awards. And we’ve moved The Lounge into a much larger space upstairs at City Winery Restaurant. The Lounge is the only venue with food service and a full bar along with dozens of wines so you can eat and drink while enjoying the films. Downstairs, the restaurant will host Filmmaker Vinyl, with a rotating roster of our filmmakers spinning tunes into the wee hours. Speaking of more seating capacity, we’re utilizing three much larger venues this year where you will maximize your chances of getting in: Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Uptown Theatre in Napa, and the Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College. As you peruse the program, remember that most films screen multiple times throughout the valley; so plan

your attack to minimize time racing around. Let the films and filmmakers come to you. Catch a panel discussion, a culinary demonstration, a wine experience. Slow down and relax. We are often asked about themes. We seek out stories that illuminate the best of the human condition, that point us as a species in a generally upward-trending direction. We are honored to kick off this year’s festival with the World Premiere of director Jason Wise’s Somm: Into The Bottle, a film that encapsulates everything there is to say about achieving artistically at the highest level. Our being rooted in the Napa Valley community articulates itself in several delightful ways: our INSPIRE 2015 field trip with powerful films for 1200 local students; No Greater Love, a very special Veterans Day presentation; a full day of films highlighting Latino culture and heritage; and a unique opportunity to be the first to see a concert of Bottle Shock The Musical, an adaptation of the movie that captured local vintners’ aspirations to make the best wine in the world. Together with my colleagues Whitney Haskin, who has wisdom, taste and talent beyond her years, and Claudia Puig, long-time film critic who joined us in August to help lead our programming into the future, we invite you to indulge.

Marc Lhormer Executive & Artistic Director

Claudia Puig Consulting Program Director & Industry Liaison

Whitney Haskin Program Coordinator

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FE S T I VAL P EO P L E

Festival Jury

Each year a set of experienced filmmakers, cultural tastemakers, writers, and industry executives serve as jurors deciding award-winners in a variety of categories. Once again this year, Chef/Owner Greg Cole hosts the Jury deliberations Sunday morning at Cole’s Chop House. A wide array of both Juried and Audience Awards are presented at Sunday evening’s festive Awards Ceremony.

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NARRATIVE FEATURES

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

Ralph Macchio is best known as an actor (The Karate Kid) who more recently has been producing, writing and directing. His short-film, Across Grace Alley, screened at our 2013 festival to both audience and critical acclaim.

Dierk Sindermann has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, presenter of the Golden Globes®, for 30 years. Dierk interviews directors and actors and writes reviews for 10 publications in Europe.

Sydney Levine is an international film production consultant and writes a blog for Indiewire on the film business that also runs on IMDbPro, which acquired her company, FilmFinders.

Marcia Jarmel has been producing and directing documentaries for PatchWorks Films for more than 20 years. She distributes and serves as a consulting producer and outreach consultant for social issue documentaries.

Morrie Warshawski works with nonprofits and filmmakers to help them create roadmaps to a better future through strategic planning. Warshawski is the author of two books on fundraising: Shaking The Money Tree, and The Fundraising Houseparty.

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Sheri Linden is a Los Angeles-based writer whose film reviews, features and essays appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times and the Hollywood Reporter.

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Alonso Duralde is the Film Reviews Editor for TheWrap, Senior Programmer at Outfest, co-hosts the Linoleum Knife podcast, and regularly appears on What the Flick?!

Ken Schneider is producer, editor and sound recordist for PatchWorks Films. Ken has edited over 35 documentaries, focusing on war and peace, human rights, artists’ lives, American history, and contemporary social issues.

Neil Berkeley is a filmmaker whose Beauty is Embarrassing played our 2012 festival and whose current film Harmontown was in our 2014 lineup. His production company, BRKLY, develops content for TV shows including Project Runway and Top Chef.

Brandon Carroll is Executive Vice President and partner of Film 45 with director/producer Peter Berg. He is co-executive producer on HBO’s State Of Play, and is now in production on documentaries with Rihanna and Serena Williams as well as a military series for History Channel.

Lissa Gibbs is an educator, non-profit administrator, and film producer who has served as a strategic consultant to film industry organizations ranging from Sundance to SXSW to San Francisco’s Film Arts Foundation.

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Jenni Olson is an experimental documentary filmmaker and longtime champion of LGBT cinema. She is an expert on LGBT film history and VP of e-commerce and marketing at Wolfe Video.

Gren Wells is is a writer and director who has sold over 20 film and television projects. Her directorial debut, The Road Within, played in competition at last year’s Festival, winning two awards. Gren was chosen as one of Variety's 10 Directors to Watch.

Eric Roberts is an award winning character actor who got his start on the soap opera Another World in 1977. His long list of credits include starring roles in Star 80, The Dark Knight, The Expendables and Inherent Vice. Eric can be seen in Moments of Clarity at this year's NVFF.

Elvis Mitchell is a prolific film critic and host of a nationally syndicated pop culture and entertainment radio show, The Treatment. He is also a visiting lecturer at Harvard University and the producer/co-creator of The Black List, a documentary about race, and culture.

Evy Warshawski is an arts presenter with 30 years' experience, including six years as executive director of the Napa Valley Opera House. She writes a bi-monthly arts column for the Napa Valley Register.

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Festival Faculty MENTORS, PANELISTS & MODERATORS

A talented and experienced set of industry professionals share their insights and expertise with our filmmakers and our consumer audience through a series of master classes and panel discussions. For the most complete list of panels, visit nvff.org.

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Peter Belsito is a founding member of the Independent Film Project and guest blogger on IMDb and IndieWire.

Kevin Iwashina is the founder and CEO of Preferred Content, a film, television and digital sales and finance company which specializes in the sale of worldwide distribution rights for narrative and documentary films.

Mark Borde is a 40-year veteran in film distribution. Currently Co-President/CEO of Freestyle Releasing, Mark has also produced 9 features and lectured at UCLA and USC film schools.

Scott Manville produces Relativity Media’s new series Kim of Queens on Lifetime and founded the Television Writers Vault.

Stephen Bruno is Vice President of Originals Marketing at Netflix. Stephen previously worked with The Weinstein Company, supervising theatrical releases including Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook, The Artist, and Fruitvale Station.

Bobby Moresco is an Oscar-winning writer (Crash), director and producer who opened The Actor’s Gym, a drama studio in L.A. and N.Y. He has written extensively for film and TV.

Justin Chang is chief film critic at Variety and a regular contributor to NPR’s Fresh Air Weekend. He is the author of FilmCraft: Editing (2011), interviews with 17 of the world’s top film editors.

As Vice President of Diversity for CBS Entertainment, Jeanne Mau is responsible for overseeing the CBS Writer's Mentoring Program and the CBS Director's Initiative, part of the network's ongoing Diversity Institute.

David Glasser is responsible for the dayto-day management and development of The Weinstein Company’s expanding portfolio of entertainment industry businesses.

Jessie Nelson is a talented writer, director and producer whose films have included Corinna, Corinna and I Am Sam. Her latest film Love The Coopers screens at the festival.

Scott Glosserman founded Gathr in August 2011 after producing and directing several feature films, including the cult horror favorite, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.

Amy Nicholson is chief film critic of the L.A. Weekly. She co-hosts the podcast "The Canon" and recently published her first book, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor

Nicholas Gonda began his film career at Focus Features, working on the publicity, marketing and worldwide distribution
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Elise Pearlstein is an Oscar®-nominated, Emmy®-winning film producer who is currently Senior Vice President, Documentary Film, at Participant Media, where she manages the slate of feature documentaries from development to release.

David Greenbaum is EVP Production
at Fox Searchlight Pictures. He oversaw production on Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, and is in post-production on Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson.

Laura Rister Laura is a Los Angelesbased film and TV producer and oversees production at Untitled Entertainment. Among her credits are All is Lost, The Iceman, Lovelace and Margin Call.

Dan Guando is EVP Acquisitions, Production and Development at The Weinstein Company. Dan has overseen the acquisition of dozens of films, including; Fruitvale Station, Philomena, and The Imitation Game.

Christine Vachon is a film producer, author and co-founder of Killer Films. Credits include: Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Far From Heaven, and Kill Your Darlings.

J. Todd Harris has produced 40 movies, including Bottle Shock and The Kids Are All Right.

Alynda Wheat joined People in April 2010 as movie critic, is a regular contributor to The Strand on BBC radio and was previously a senior writer at Entertainment Weekly.

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AI R PR O G RA M

Artists-In-Residence

For the fifth consecutive year, the directors of the twenty films in our Narrative Features and Documentary Features Competitions will stay at Meadowood Napa Valley while participating in our innovative Artists-in-Residence program. These talented filmmakers will have the opportunity to network with each other, discuss new projects and explore career development with industry mentors, and mingle with other resort guests. Meadowood Napa Valley also sponsors the $10,000 cash prizes presented at Sunday evening’s Awards Ceremony to the filmmakers whose films are chosen by our Jury as Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature.

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Robin Hauser Reynolds Jerome Thelia CODE: Debugging the Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play Gender Gap

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Barry Reese The Family Next Door

Mike Messner The Family Next Door

Erika Frankel King Georges

Miriam Abu Sharkh Life Under Siege: Exploring Gaza's Secret Tunnels

Daniel Glick A Place To Stand

Nick Spark Right Footed

Jason Zeldes Romeo Is Bleeding

Phil Furey Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

Michele Mitchell The Uncondemned

Nick Louvel The Uncondemned

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Kristjan Thor Astraea

James Bird Honeyglue

Allen Frederic The King Of New Orleans

Katharine Emmer Life In Color

Emily Ting It's Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong

William Sullivan Jane Wants A Boyfriend

Valerie Brandy Lola's Last Letter

Stev Elam Moments Of Clarity

Eric Weber Outliving Emily

Sean Mewshaw Tumbledown

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Theaters

These unique theaters in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga showcase our films and provide the forum for post-screening Q&As with attending filmmakers. From turn-of-the-century art house theaters, to state-ofthe-art facilities, our theaters provide memorable movie watching environments. Most theaters have a winery partner offering wines for purchase. Complimentary Stella Artois will also be available at select locations.

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Uptown Theatre 1350 Third St | 860 seats No-Host Full Bar Built in 1937 and refurbished in 2010, the Uptown Theatre is Napa's art deco crown jewel and home to some of our biggest red carpet screenings. Come hungry and dine in the Courtyard Cafe before seeing your film.

Napa County Library 580 Coombs St | 95 seats A new addition this year, The Library is a fresh stop on your NVFF tour. Cozy and comfy...just like a real library should be. But more fun when watching movies!

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Hatt Hall at the Napa River Inn Presented by Sony

The Lounge at City Winery Tap Bar & Restaurant

500 Main St | 100 seats Beverage Partner: Stella Artois Filled with comfortable lounge-style seating, Hatt Hall is the ultimate intimate theater by the river.

1030 Main St | 260 seats Winery Partner: The Hess Collection A national historic landmark in the heart of downtown Napa and home of THE LOUNGE. Arrive early to wine and dine at the full Tap Bar & Restaurant; limited service available during screenings. Come by after hours for late night Filmmaker Vinyl.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center 2277 College Way | 400 seats Winery Partner: MAVA: Mexican American Vintners Association Experience one of our new theaters this year at Napa Valley College, a state-of-the-arts performance hall, with superbly comfortable seats, that might become your favorite new screening venue.

Choose a theme and follow our REELFEELS through the #NVFF15 film selections.

IMAGINE fantastical inspiring dreamy whimsical

CAPTIVATE creativity visual art music technology craft

THRILL surprising jarring mysterious brooding

CHARM laughs entertaining smart humor

REFLECT thought-provoking cathartic serious solemn

SAVOR culinary viticulturist agricultural


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Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater 100 California Dr | 1200 seats Winery Partner: Priest Ranch The largest performing arts venue in Napa Valley, set on the hill west of town. Home to many special festival events this year, including the Celebrity Tributes and Festival Gala. Priest Ranch wines are on hand to purchase before the movies!

Priest Ranch Shorts Film Lounge 6490 Washington St | 20 seats Winery Partner: Priest Ranch An innovative new addition to the festival footprint this year, Priest Ranch will host passholders for wine tasting and continuous screenings of short films (11:30am – 7:00pm), while the tasting room is open. The ultimate pairing of film and wine. No Rush.

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Farmstead Theater

Native Sons Theater

1340 Main St | 140 seats Winery Partner: Rombauer Founded in 1913, the Cameo recently turned 102 years old, and is the longest continuously operating theater in the country. This jewel box of a theater boasts the state of the art Dolby Atmos sound system which elevates the entire movie watching experience.

738 Main St | 80 seats | 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector provided by Sony Winery Partner: Long Meadow Ranch Winery Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is your St. Helena destination for estate-grown wine & food and independent film during the festival. Pick up your passes at the Village Center and stop into the Café for fresh coffee and housemade pastries. Book a reservation at the Restaurant before your favorite film.

1313 Spring St | 160 seats Winery Partner: Clif Family Wines Native Sons Hall is a cornerstone of the St. Helena Community, and adds welcome seating capacity to St. Helena this year.

CALISTOGA *Cairdean is "shared" with Calistoga due to close proximity to both Villages.

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Gliderport at Indian Springs

3125 St. Helena Highway | 150 seats 4K Home Theater Projection Provided by Sony Full Bar and Fine Wines from Farmer & the Fox. Gourmet Concessions from Butterscots The gorgeous new screening room is adjacent to the highly rated Farmer and the Fox restaurant, deli, gift shop, tasting room and more. Cairdean invites you to sip, savor, and shop before and after catching the films.

1712 Lincoln Ave | 200 seats Winery Partner: Huge Bear Wines A converted former hangar for light aircraft, the Gliderport is a "fan favorite" festival screening venue.

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AWARDS SEASON SCREENINGS Somm: Into The Bottle | Spotlight | Carol | Youth | Remember | Born to be Blue | City Of Gold 45 Years | The 33 | James White | Best Of Enemies | Very Semi-Serious | The Stanford Prison Experiment Love The Coopers | Son of Saul | Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine

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The 33

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Disaster struck in August 2010 in a small Chilean town when 33 men were trapped inside a copper and gold mine following its collapse. Rescue workers labored tirelessly to save them. But even more impressive was the determination of the miners to stay alive despite the odds. They braved a dearth of food and water and suffocating temperatures as their families stood outside worrying, waiting and praying. Director Patricia Riggen captivates us with her adaptation of the real-life tale of outstanding human resiliance.

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The first screening is exclusively reserved for members of our Patron Circle, our Vintner Circle, and our visiting Artists-in-Residence. The second screening is for registered pass holders as well as a select number of board members and donors supporting the Cameo Cinema. RSVP required.

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RUN TIME 120 min DIRECTOR Patricia Riggen PRODUCERS Robert Katz, Edward McGurn, Mike Medavoy, Benjamin Anderson

PATRICIA RIGGEN is one of the few Latina directors working in Hollywood. She began her career as a screenwriter, producer and film executive at the Mexican Film Institute. She made her feature directorial debut with 2008’s Under the Same Moon. She recently wrapped production on Miracles from Heaven, a drama starring Queen Latifah and Jennifer Garner to be released in 2016.

SCREENWRITERS Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten, Michael Thomas, Jose Rivera, Hector Tobar (book) KEY CAST Cote de Pablo, Juan Pablo Raba, Rodrigo Santoro, Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Gabriel Byrne, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips SHOWTIM ES

TUE, NOV 10

5:30 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

TUE, NOV 10

8:30 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

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Somm: Into The Bottle Courtesy of The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Somm: Into the Bottle, the sequel to the popular documentary about aspiring master sommeliers, delves into the world of wine and the global fascination with wine culture. Director Jason Wise gives audiences a look behind the curtain into the rarely seen world of wine production. How exactly is it grown? How does it age? What steps are involved from vine to cellar to table? The film also covers history from the Romans to Prohibition, through the world wars and up to current events like last year’s Napa earthquake. Somm: Into The Bottle was filmed in dozens of wine regions around the world, and will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films in early 2016.

RUN TIME 93 min DIRECTOR Jason Wise PRODUCERS Jason Wise, Christina Wise, Jackson Myers SCREENWRITERS Jason Wise, Christina Wise SHOWTIM ES

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5:00 PM UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

WED, NOV 11

8:30 PM UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

FRI, NOV 13

1:30 PM CAIRDEAN THEATER, ST. H/CAL

SUN, NOV 15

8:00 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA AWARDS SEASON SCREENINGS

JASON WISE is the director of the acclaimed 2013 hit Somm, a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world: the Court of Master Sommeliers and the intimidating Master Sommelier exam. Wise’s follow-up film, Somm: Into the Bottle, raises the curtain on the seldom-seen world that surrounds wine, by allowing viewers intimate access to the world’s most accomplished sommeliers, as well as to some of the most prestigious winemakers working today.

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Remember

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An elderly man suffering from dementia (Christopher Plummer) is sent on a mission by his longtime friend (Martin Landau). His assignment is to track down a Nazi soldier they remember from their time incarcerated at Auschwitz. Plummer’s performance is powerful and full of dignity. Director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) brings his talent for humanistic storytelling to this deliberately paced and sensitive Holocaust thriller, marked by nuanced performances and an unpredictable thread of events.

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RUN TIME 95 min DIRECTOR Atom Egoyan PRODUCERS Ari Lantos, Robert Lantos SCREENWRITER Benjamin August KEY CAST Dean Norris, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau ATOM EGOYAN has made 15 feature films and won five prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, two Academy Award® nominations and eight Genie Awards. His films have been featured in numerous retrospectives, from Paris’s Pompidou Centre to Filmoteca Espagnol in Madrid and the Museum of The Moving Image in New York. His installation, Auroras, at Berlins's Maxim Gorki Theater, commemorated the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Egoyan's stage adaptation of Samuel Beckett’s Eh Joe won The Irish Times/ ESB Award for Best Direction. Egoyan directed a new production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in 2014 and an awardwinning production of Wagner’s Die Walküre in 2015.

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Carol

Courtesty of The Weinstein Company

Carol is a romantic melodrama—from Far From Heaven director Todd Haynes—set in 1950s New York about two women from vastly different backgrounds who fall in love. Therese (Rooney Mara) is an unsettled young woman in her 20s working as a department store clerk. Carol (Cate Blanchett) is a cultivated and wealthy woman trapped in a loveless marriage. As the two women embark on a journey of self-discovery, Carol’s husband Harge (Kyle Chandler) questions her competence as a mother and threatens to take custody of their daughter.

RUN TIME 118 min DIRECTOR Todd Haynes PRODUCERS Elizabeth Karlsen, Tessa Ross, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley SCREENWRITERS Phyllis Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel) TODD HAYNES' first short film was 1988’s controversial Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story which uses dolls instead of actors. His first feature was Poison, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 1991 and is considered a seminal work of queer cinema. He has also directed Safe, Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, I’m Not There and HBO’s Mildred Pearce.

KEY CAST Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler SHOWTIM ES

WED, NOV 11

1:00 PM UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

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Son of Saul

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While working in a crematorium as a part of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners in 1944 AuschwitzBrikenau forced to assist the Nazis, Saul discovers the body of a boy believes is his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from incineration, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and give the boy a proper burial. The film plunges the viewer directly into the heart of the concentration camp, and watches as one man caught in a dreadful situation listens to his inner moral voice. Despite the unspeakable inhumanity, hope lives in this story of survival from Hungarian director László Nemes. Son of Saul was this year’s winner of the Cannes Film Festival and is Hungary’s official selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

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RUN TIME 107 min DIRECTOR László Nemes PRODUCERS Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos SCREENWRITER László Nemes, Clara Royer

LÁSZLÓ NEMES was born in Budapest, studied history and screenwriting in Paris then worked as an assistant director in France and Hungary on short and feature films. He subsequently studied film directing in New York. Son of Saul is his first feature.

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FRI, NOV 13

9:30 AM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

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Spotlight Courtesty of Open Road Films

Director Thomas McCarthy tells the gripping true story of the Pulitzer prizewinning Boston Globe investigative reporters who uncovered the story of widespread child abuse in the Catholic Church. The “Spotlight” reportorial team revealed a cover-up that had spanned decades at the highest level of Boston’s religious and legal institutions. The newspaper exposé rocked the city, the country and the reporters themselves. McCarthy has made an engrossing procedural thriller that lays bare the Church’s concealment of almost 100 pedophile priests and how the cover-up occurred.

DIRECTOR Tom McCarthy (as Thomas McCarthy) PRODUCERS Michael Bederman, Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

THOMAS MCCARTHY is an actor/writer/ director whose previous directing credits include 2014’s The Cobbler, 2011’s Win Win, 2007’s The Visitor and 2003’s The Station Agent. He also wrote the screenplays for all those films as well as Million Dollar Arm and Up. He has co-starred in 38 films and TV shows including Little Fockers, Fair Game, 2012, Michael Clayton, Duplicity, Baby Mama and The Wire.

SCREENWRITERS Tom McCarthy (Screenplay) (as Thomas McCarthy), Josh Singer (Screenplay) KEY CAST Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery SHOWTIM ES

THU, NOV 12

5:30 PM LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE GALA SCREENING (SEE PAGES 20-21)

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Love The Coopers

Courtesy of CBS Films

RUN TIME 105 min DIRECTOR Jessie Nelson PRODUCERS Brian Grazer, Michael London, Jessie Nelson, Janice Williams SCREENWRITER Steven Rogers JESSIE NELSON's first feature was Corrina, which she wrote, directed, and produced. She went on to write, direct, and produce I Am Sam. She co-wrote Step Mom, The Story of Us and Danny Collins.She wrote the Broadway-bound musical adaptation of the movie Waitress. She began her career as an actress and wrote the children's book Labracadabra.

KEY CAST Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, Diane Keaton, Ed Helms, John Goodman SHOWTIM ES

FRI, NOV 13

8:30 PM LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE

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Four generations come together for their annual Christmas Eve gathering. Unfortunately, a number of surprising mishaps and unanticipated guests disrupt their festive holiday plans. In fine cinematic tradition, the extended Cooper clan rediscovers the importance of family and holiday spirit living just beneath the chaos. Just in time for the holidays, director Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) has assembled an all-star cast for this ensemble family comedy.

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Youth

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Youth is a dreamy meditation on aging set in an idyllic Swiss resort from director Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). Fred (Michael Caine), an acclaimed composer, and Mick (Harvey Keitel), a famous film director, are old friends staying at an Alpine lodge along with Fred’s daughter Leda (Rachel Weisz). Mick’s team of screenwriters working on what he imagines as his last and most important film. Meanwhile, Fred has no interest in continuing his career. The men stroll the scenic surroundings and muse about the past and what it means to grow older. Contains nudity.

RUN TIME 118 min DIRECTOR Paolo Sorrentino PRODUCERS Carlotta Calori, Francesca Cima, Nicola Giuliano SCREENWRITER Paolo Sorrentino

PAOLO SORRENTINO was born in Naples, Italy, and is a writer/director known for 2013’s The Great Beauty (La Gran Belleza), which won the best foreign language film Oscar, 2011’s This Must be the Place, and 2008’s Il Divo. He has also directed Italian TV movies and has a mini-series coming out in 2016 called The Young Pope.

KEY CAST Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano SHOWTIM ES

FRI, NOV 13

1:00 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

SAT, NOV 14

5:00 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

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James White

Courtesy of The Film Arcade

James White is a layered coming of age story featuring a troubled twentysomething New Yorker lurching through life, struggling to take control of his reckless behavior and face staggering family challenges. Christopher Abbott gives a standout performance as the titular character grappling with his self-destructive lifestyle and the serious illness of his beloved mother. Cynthia Nixon is breathtaking as his loving mom. Director Josh Mond’s beautiful, and exquisitely acted film is a heartwrenching and deeply moving theatrical experience.

RUN TIME 85 min DIRECTOR Josh Mond PRODUCERS Max Born, Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, Melody C. Roscher, Antonio Campos, Alexander Schepsman, Jacob Wasserman JOSH MOND is a producer and director known for producing Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Afterschool (2008) and Simon Killer (2012). He also produced several shorts and directed the short Kids in Love. James White is is his first feature film.

SCREENWRITER Josh Mond KEY CAST Cynthia Nixon, Christopher Abbott, Ron Livingston, Scott Mescudi, Makenzie Leigh SHOWTIM ES

SAT, NOV 14

7:30 PM LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE

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Steve Jobs: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous, and yet mysterious in many ways. Who was he really? Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney digs behind the image of the charismatic visionary in a black turtleneck and jeans to get to the heart of a man regarded as an icon, a genius and a tyrant. Gibney’s is a candid examination of Jobs, his life and his legacy. He interviews people closest to the Apple founder and conveys with nuance the essence of a complex and contradictory man who shaped not just the culture of Silicon Valley, but left a permanent mark on global culture.

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DIRECTOR Alex Gibney PRODUCERS Alex Gibney, Viva Van Loock KEY CAST Steve Jobs SHOWTIM ES

THU, NOV 12

ALEX GIBNEY is a documentary filmmaker who recently made the controversial Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. His other documentaries include The Armstrong Lie, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. He has won an Oscar in 2006 for Taxi to the Dark Side.

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Very Semi-Serious Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films

RUN TIME 83 min DIRECTOR Leah Wolchok PRODUCERS Davina Pardo, Leah Wolchok SHOWTIM ES Director/Producer LEAH WOLCHOK is a Paris-based filmmaker who recently completed a San Francisco Film Society Film House Residency, a BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship, and the IFP Documentary Labs. She co-produced the Independent Lens documentary Ask Not and directed four award-winning short films. She received a BA in English from Yale and an MA in Documentary Production from Stanford. And despite all that name-dropping, she really does like to laugh.

FRI, NOV 13

8:30 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

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Who hasn’t wondered about the brilliantly witty minds behind the cartoons in the New Yorker magazine? Clever, punchy, and always sophisticated, these pen strokes have entertained millions over the decades. Director Leah Wolchok profiles the New Yorker’s current cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, as well as some of the most fascinating cartoonists whose work currently appears on the magazine’s pages. Wolchok offers us a glimpse into the sharp minds of the best cartoonists working.

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Best Of Enemies

Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

Directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon present ABC's riveting live debates between William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal. In 1968, ABC was last in the ratings and decided to air these unscripted, opposing political ideologies to catalyze explosive exchanges. Buckley was a proud leader of the new conservative movement, while Vidal was a diehard liberal novelist. Their debates not only caused ABC's ratings to swell but also created a new live television event that changed American politics.

RUN TIME 87 min DIRECTOR Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville PRODUCERS Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville

Grammy Award winning writer/filmmaker ROBERT GORDON focuses on the American South to create a nuanced insider’s portrait. His books and films have covered Stax Records, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash and photographer William Eggleston.

KEY CAST Kelsey Grammer (voice), John Lithgow (voice), Dick Cavett, Gore Vidal SHOWTIM ES

FRI, NOV 13

1:30 PM UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

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MORGAN NEVILLE is a producer, writer and director who won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary with his exhilarating feature film Twenty Feet From Stardom.

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45 Years

Courtesy of IFC Films Kate (Charlotte Rampling) is planning her 45th wedding anniversary celebration to Geoff (Tom Courtenay) when she discovers some surprise news in a letter addressed to her husband that makes her question the very nature of their long union. Director Andrew Haigh has fashioned a restrained, mature, and moving character study that sheds light on the portrait of a long marital relationship. The film’s deliberate pacing, slowly evolving story and clear-eyed observational style have an almost literary feel. ANDREW HAIGH is a director and producer whose credits include the 2014-15 TV series Looking, the 2011 film Weekend, the shorts Five Miles Out, Cahuenga Blvd., and Oil. He also wrote all the above films, as well as 45 Years. His films have won awards at the Chicago and Atlanta film festivals and the Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. RUN TIME 95 min DIRECTOR Andrew Haigh PRODUCERS Tristan Goligher

The Stanford Prison Experiment Courtesy of IFC Films

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. KYLE PATRICK ALVAREZ is a Los Angeles based feature director, writer, producer and editor. The Stanford Prison Experiment marks his third film as a director. His second film, C.O.G., was the first movie based on the work of David Sedaris; it premiered in competition at Sundance in 2013. In 2010, he won the “Someone to Watch Award” at the Independent Spirit Awards for his directorial debut Easier With Practice. RUN TIME 122 min

SCREENWRITERS David Constantine (Short Story), Andrew Haigh (Adaptation)

DIRECTOR Kyle Patrick Alvarez

KEY CAST Charlotte Rampling, Dolly Wells, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James

PRODUCERS Lauren Bratman, Brent Emery, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, Christopher McQuarrie SCREENWRITER Tim Talbott

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KEY CAST Billy Crudup, Thomas Mann, Michael Angarano, Moises Arias, Keir Gilchrist, Ki Hong Lee, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, James Wolk, Nelsan Ellis, Olivia Thirlby, Brett Davern SHOWTIM ES

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City Of Gold

Born To Be Blue

Director Laura Gabbert follows Jonathan Gold, the first and only food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, as he navigates the underground, transformative Los Angeles food scene. Exploring taco trucks and mini-mall noodles, Gold focuses on surveying authentic, familial local food as opposed to the usual bailiwick of food critics: four-star restaurants. With a hearty appetite for food and culture, and a refined and eclectic palate, Gold takes audiences on a journey throughout the ever-changing culinary scene in Los Angeles.

Born to be Blue is a reimagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's life in the 60's. When Chet (with talent to burn and movie-star looks that have him dubbed the “James Dean of Jazz“) stars in a film about himself, a romance heats up with the African American female lead, the enigmatic Jane. Production is shelved though when a vicious beating means he may never play music again. Jane challenges Chet to avoid selfdestruction, stay clean, and mount a musical comeback against all the odds.

Director LAURA GABBERT's critically acclaimed documentaries deploy full measures of humor and drama to put a human face on such social issues as aging, the environment, and AIDS. No Impact Man premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Her previous film Sunset Street won multiple awards, including prizes at Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festival. Other credits include the PBS documentary The Healers of 400 Parnussus, Getting To Know You.

ROBERT BUDREAU is an award-winning writer, director and producer at Lumanity Productions based in Toronto and Los Angeles. His debut feature That Beautiful Somewhere won awards at film festivals around the world and was nominated for a Genie. His latest feature Born To Be Blue stars Ethan Hawke as jazz legend Chet Baker.

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RUN TIME 97 min DIRECTOR Robert Budreau

RUN TIME 96 min DIRECTOR Laura Gabbert

PRODUCERS Robert Budreau, Leonard Farlinger, Jennifer Jonas, Jake Seal

PRODUCERS Holly Becker, Laura Gabbert, Braxton Pope

SCREENWRITER Robert Budreau

SCREENWRITER Laura Gabbert (story)

KEY CAST Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo, Stephen McHattie, Janet-Laine Green

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SPECIAL PROFILE

Chiarello

MICHAEL CHAIRELLO first moved to Napa Valley to open Tra Vigne restaurant in 1986 and, “I came to the Napa Valley after falling for a stunning chef named Michael Chiarello,” laughs Eileen, his equally brilliant wife. Between Michael’s success as a chef, media personality and business owner, and Eileen’s successful entrepreneurial endeavors, the couple has inspired people of all ages to enjoy their food with fuller appreciation than ever before. Farming sustainably and serving meals of elegance and sustenance are their collective passions and validate the fact that Michael and Eileen are recognized and appreciated as authentic culinary and community superstars. And generous ones at that.

When Eileen and Michael first settled in their St. Helena home, they were shocked to see the poor shape of the long-forgotten vineyards now in their possession. Little did they know that their work to restore the land would spark a lifelong zeal for sustainable farming. “That process introduced us to the wisdom-keepers of organics, and old-vines, like Amigo Bob Cantisano and Larry Turley. And as the land was transformed, our children started to notice a whole eco-system coming back to life. It was extraordinary,” remarked Eileen.

Chef Chiarello continues to expand his ecofriendly Chiarello Family Vineyard business and prove his astounding culinary authorship at his new endeavors, most recently Coqueta, a three-and-a-half star restaurant on Pier 5 in San Francisco. And watch for the new design and focus of Michael’s popular NapaStyle store in Yountville.

As the perfect complement to Michael’s talents and philosophy, Eileen has embraced the opportunity to share the underlying principals grounded in sustainability with the youth of Beginning with the fading century-old Napa Valley through her work at Connelly vineyards the Chiarellos inherited, the pair set Ranch. Eileen has seen again and again the out to focus on sustainable farming practices way children react to experiencing the ranch. and work with some of the valley’s finest “Regardless of a child’s background, they all restaurants. Michael, who was named Alumni find their groove around nature, farm animals, Chef of the Year by the Culinary Institute of and cooking. It’s truly magical to watch them America in 2010, has built over 10 critically become grounded and satiated, never bored,” acclaimed restaurants, one of which is Bottega Eileen said recently. “Seeing, sometimes for in Yountville. “At every phase, the Valley has the very first time, where food truly comes been a tremendously exciting place to be a chef,” from is astonishing for young children. It Michael exclaimed. inspires them to be more conscientious and compassionate consumers.” This type of hands-on farm-to-table experience is exactly the type of eye-opening venture that has helped Michael to become an internationally celebrated chef. “I was lucky enough to have many inspirations from a young age, and have continually grown and challenged myself as well as my food.” Outside of Napa Valley, Eileen is furthering the sustainable food movement through her rapidly growing crowd-funding community, Barnraiser. Barnraiser seeks to connect philanthropists with food innovators all around the county who are also working to educate and feed their communities with sustainable, humanely farmed, organic foods. Eileen and Michael represent the marriage of farm and table, a relationship that has propelled each other’s goals. “After a decade of watching Michael’s fans connect with their families through food, while meeting amazing journeyman on this path, I realized that I could share stories with a community through Barnraiser and help fuel the growth of the movement,” said Eileen. “It is a perfect union really!”

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For this accomplished Napa couple, every meal must tell a story. Whether the story is told through the aesthetic of the restaurant or the origins of the food, the Chiarellos believe that story should always be rich, satiating, and grounded in an understanding of agriculture. The Napa Valley Film Festival is delighted to share in their passion for enriching our community and sharing the valley with visitors. “We were excited to support the Lhormers’ vision for NVFF and it just made sense for Napa Valley to have an extraordinary festival, integrated with year-round student education programs, and one that could be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. It was an ambitious effort and over the years the promise and the reality have formed into a cohesive whole, so we were thrilled to be among the early supporters.”


NARRATIVE FEATURES Astraea | Honeyglue | It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong Jane Wants A Boyfriend | The King Of New Orleans | Life in Color | Lola's Last Letter Moments of Clarity | Outliving Emily | Tumbledown

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Astraea

In an imagined near future, a virulent plague has caused nearly everyone to suddenly drop dead. Clairvoyant 14 year-old Astraea believes her parents are still alive, dug in with other survivors in the far northeast. She leads her reluctant older brother through the blighted, empty and snowy landscapes of a post-apocalyptic America. Director Kristjan Thor has fashioned a modernday gothic masterpiece, chronicling the siblings’ trek into an unknown future and the lengths to which they will go to forge their own destiny.

RUN TIME 98 min DIRECTOR Kristjan Thor PRODUCERS Kristjan Thor, Ashlin Halfnight, Jessica Cummings, Scotty Crowe SCREENWRITER Ashlin Halfnight KRISTJAN THOR's second feature, Astraea won the New Visions Award at the Cinequest Film Festival 2015. His first feature, Diving Normal won the audience award for best feature at Dallas International Film Festival. He is currently prepping his next film to shoot in his home country of Iceland. He has also been collaborating with Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions to help create their live events, based on THE PURGE films.

KEY CAST Jessica Cummings, Scotty Crowe, Nerea Durhart, Dan O’Brien SHOWTIM ES

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Honeyglue

After learning of a devastating life-threatening medical diagnosis, Morgan—a young woman from a safe and secure middle class home— reaches out to explore new perspectives and lifestyles. In her experimentation with local nightlife, she meets Jordan, a sensitive artist whose avenues for personal expression far transcend anything Morgan has previously experienced. In director James Bird’s Honeyglue, we are invited to open our hearts and minds as the mutually enthralled pair spends Morgan’s last weeks together on a journey of self-discovery.

RUN TIME 107 min DIRECTOR James Bird PRODUCER James Bird, Anya Remizova, Adriana Mather SCREENWRITER James Bird

Native American writer/director JAMES BIRD formed Zombot Pictures, a fiercely independent film production company with friends producer/composer Anya Remizova, and producer/actress Adriana Mather. Their first film Chasing Shakespeare, based on James’ script, starred Danny Glover and Graham Greene. Their second feature film— award-winning family comedy Eat Spirit Eat—was James’ directorial debut. They are committed to diversity both on screen and behind the camera.

KEY CAST Adriana Mather, Amanda Plummer, Christopher Heyerdahl, Jessica Tuck, BooBoo Stewart, Zach Villa, Fernanda Romero SHOWTIM ES

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It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong An American ex-pat businessman and a tourist from the States strike a romantic spark during a chance encounter in Hong Kong. While the chemistry is there, the timing is off. Remarkably, one year later, Ruby and Josh are blessed with an equally coincidental second date. Director Emily Ting’s It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong offers up treats both visual and conversational. Unfortunately for Ruby and Josh, the two seem to have made the perfect connections at the most inopportune times.

RUN TIME 78 min DIRECTOR Emily Ting PRODUCERS Emily Ting, Sophia Shek SCREENWRITER Emily Ting KEY CAST Bryan Greenberg, Jamie Chung A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, EMILY TING is known best for her producing work. She previously produced The Kitchen and A Year and Change, and she also served as associate producer on Pit Stop, executive producer on Man from Reno, and co-executive producer on Land Ho! It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong is Emily’s first feature as writer/director.

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Jane Wants A Boyfriend Jane, an aspiring costume designer on the autism spectrum, wants nothing more than to be considered normal. She bravely faces down the obstacles of her daily life, often failing in her endeavors. Inspired by the romantic storyline of a show she’s working on, Jane recruits her older sister to help find her a first boyfriend. In Director William Sullivan’s sweet and insightful Jane Wants A Boyfriend, we are reminded of the powerful bonds amongst siblings and that everyone deserves a chance at love.

RUN TIME 101 min DIRECTOR William Sullivan PRODUCERS Lauren Brady, William Sullivan, Anne Dempsey SCREENWRITERS Jarret Kerr

A grad of NYU/Tisch, Jane is WILLIAM SULLIVAN's second feature. Other feature films include Percival’s Big Night (2013) and That’s Not Us (2015), which recently premiered at Frameline and Outfest. He is working on a screenplay adaptation of Lauren Grodstein’s novel, A Friend of the Family, and is a freelance editor in NYC.

KEY CAST Eliza Dushku, Louisa Krause, Amir Arison, Greg Keller, Polly Draper SHOWTIM ES

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The King of New Orleans Larry has been driving his taxi-cab down the grand boulevards and backstreets of New Orleans for decades. The narratives unveiled by his regular commuters and new riders, who represent every conveivable walk of life, are set against the unique metropolis and its haunting beauty. From the vantage point of Larry’s passenger seat, The King Of New Orleans conveys the compelling bonds he creates with travelers and locals alike, a dynamic forever changed by the heartbreaking effects of Hurricane Katrina.

RUN TIME 81 min DIRECTOR Allen Frederic PRODUCER Allen Frederic SCREENWRITER Brian Friedman KEY CAST David Jensen, Richard Brien, Johnny Rock, Joseph Meissner ALLEN FREDERIC is a partner at Jones Walker LLP law firm. A New Orleans native, he writes, produces and directs films in New Orleans. Allen was a coexecutive producer of Lee Daniels’ The Butler, producer and director of King of New Orleans, and associate producer of People, currently in post-production.

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Life in Color Mary, a miserably inattentive nanny, reluctantly shares a joint with Homer, a birthday party entertainer who aspires to be a stand-up comedian. When her boss discovers them, Mary is suddently out of a job, homeless, and without purpose. Figuring Homer owes her one, she talks herself into the apartment where he is house-sitting for his high school friend who has found the television success he craves. Life In Color is like an old-fashioned buddy pic, in which the improbable pair come to realize that they can overcome their lack of home, job, and purpose if they face defeat together.

RUN TIME 86 min DIRECTOR Katharine Emmer PRODUCERS Jason Berman, Anne Carey, Katharine Emmer, Lance Johnson, Giles Clarke SCREENWRITER Katharine Emmer KATHARINE EMMER is a graduate of NYU where she was the recipient of the Tisch Artistic Achievement Award. She's appeared on Desperate Housewives and made her feature film debut in Puccini for Beginners, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Life in Color marks Katharine’s directorial debut.

KEY CAST Josh Mcdermitt, Katharine Emmer, Adam Lustick, Fortune Feimster, Jim O’Heir SHOWTIM ES

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Lola's Last Letter

While completing a court-mandated stint of community service, a young woman contends with the emotional trauma left over by the isolated mistake that sent her to prison. As part of the healing process, Lola sends letters to a mysterious "Henry." At the beginning of the film, she decides— and tells us—that her final letter will be done via video. As Lola’s camera kinetically captures the mundane and offbeat details of her new daily routine, director (and star) Valerie Brandy peels back the complex narrative layer after layer, gradually revealing what really happened and the reason behind Lola’s resistance to moving on.

RUN TIME 81 min DIRECTOR Valerie Brandy PRODUCER Sherri Lennon SCREENWRITER Valerie Brandy KEY CAST Valerie Brandy, Annamarie Kenoyer, Travis Quentin Young, Peter Banifaz, Tom Colitt VALERIE BRANDY is an actress/ screenwriter/filmmaker, who has had a recurring role on the FX series Justified. Features and shorts she's performed in have played in festivals across the US. She will play a supporting role in the feature film Chagrin to shoot in Alaska this year. She recently sold her second feature script, Elizabeth Blue is Otherwise Engaged, to Sunrise Films.

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Moments of Clarity Claire is a sheltered teenage girl whose overprotective mother never lets her leave the house except to go to church. Danielle is a rebellious young woman whose father is the local pastor. When fate thrusts these two unlikely friends together, they elude their protective parents and set out on a quest to repair an antique camera. In director Stev Elam’s Moments Of Clarity, a series of events lead to the adventure extending beyond Claire and Danielle’s original plans, ultimately helping them both to better understand the worlds from which they had seemingly escaped.

RUN TIME 97 min DIRECTOR Stev Elam PRODUCERS David Philips, Kristin Wallace SCREENWRITERS Kristin Wallace, Christian Lloyd STEV ELAM is a director whose cinematic style is marked by strong visuals, subtle humor and natural performances. Steve has been honored by the International Academy of Visual Arts and The American Pixel Academy, featured in Shoot Magazine's Best Work, and has won over two dozen awards in commercials and film.

KEY CAST Kristin Wallace, Lyndsy Fonseca, AJ Trauth, Bitty Schram, Eric Roberts, John Lajole, Mackenzie Astin, Saxon Trainor, Xander Berkeley SHOWTIM ES

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Outliving Emily Six diverse pairs of actors portray the various stages of Tim and Emily’s anthologized marriage. Each duo uniquely captures the notable highs and lows that take place throughout the span of a life-long relationship, making the story of Tim and Emily highly relatable to couples everywhere. With their enchanting Outliving Emily, codirectors Eric Weber and Sean Devaney transport us from initial meeting and romancing, to building careers and a family, into the prime of life, and onto old age.

RUN TIME 87 min DIRECTOR Eric Weber, Sean Devaney PRODUCERS Josh Sugarman, Eric Weber SCREENWRITER Eric Weber

After starting his career as an ad writer and penning the international bestseller How To Pick Up Girls, ERIC WEBER has become an award-winning Sundance filmmaker, writing and directing four feature films. His films have screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, SXSW, Palm Springs and Bangkok.

KEY CAST Alexis Bledel, Andre Braugher, Cara Buono, David Pittu, Dominic Fumusa, Kal Penn, Louis Zorich, Malcom Gets, Olmpyia Dukakis, Phylicia Rashad, Thomas Mann, Zosia Mamet SHOWTIM ES

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Tumbledown Hannah, the widow of an acclaimed folk musician, is visited by Andrew, a New York City professor on assignment to interview her for a profile piece. Initially, Hannah is resistant. As Andrew persists in winning her over, she turns the tables on him by hiring him to cowrite her late husband’s biography. As they collaborate, Hannah’s emotions are thrown for a loop when Andrew begins investigating the circumstances surrounding her husband’s untimely death.

RUN TIME 103 min DIRECTOR Sean Mewshaw PRODUCERS Aaron Gilbert, Kristin Hahn, Margot Hand SCREENWRITER Desi Van Til, Sean Mewshaw Raised in Rome, Italy, SEAN MEWSHAW spent a decade in LA working on film sets where he was mentored by some of his heroes. He made a short starring Frances McDormand, then moved to Portland, Maine, with his wife Desi, where he directs theater while developing film projects. Tumbledown is his feature debut.

KEY CAST Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Blythe Danner, Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Joe Manganiello, Richard Masur, SHOWTIM ES

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SPECIAL PROFILE

Kara Lind

Kara's Cupcakes

When it comes to finding sweetness in life and substance in one’s work, KARA LIND of Kara’s Cupcakes has this recipe nailed. Kara is just simply remarkable. Kara employs a love of desserts that runs deep and an appreciation for community and celebration that runs even deeper. It’s no wonder that in her eight years as a chef, she has built a bakery business that is as memorable for its flavors as it is for its excellence and benefaction. Kara’s passion for treats became evident as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, PA. “My father is a dentist, and now my brother is a dentist, so sweets were never something that was promoted in our home. There were no sugary cereals or anything like that in our cupboards.” But that didn't stop her from her enjoying her favorite candies. “I would bike to the local market and buy bags of candy, come home and hide them in the gardens outside of my house.” One day, her stash was discovered and she was forced to eat all her chicken dinner that night, despite having already filled up on the candy (a story her family still loves to tell). Despite her sneaky indulgences and the trouble it would get her in, food has always acted as a vehicle for expression and connected her family and neighbors. Being raised in this affectionate culture, in which the kitchen table was the focal point,

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ultimately inspired her to give back to her community through baking. “It’s about love, giving back, and getting people together for celebration,” says Lind. In addition, Kara’s Cupcakes is a huge proponent of creativity. Kara’s favorite tool in the kitchen is a piping bag and tip—the equivalent of an artist’s

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paintbrush. Kara refers to her career as an ongoing journey of creativity; this is fitting given the diverse fields she has explored, throughout which creativity is a constant thread. Before launching Kara’s Cupcakes, Kara worked in advertising sales, most notably for Allure magazine and Conde Naste. “I had a love of fashion, beauty, and design, and then I had this love of sweets, so I merged all

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my passions together.”Kara went on to study pastry at Tante Marie’s in San Francisco, and from there she started Kara’s Cupcakes in 2007. The bakery now has nine stores and a food truck that travels around to different events in the Bay Area, including BottleRock. Kara considers the truck one of her favorite endeavors, “...listening to the music at the festival, hustling cupcakes, Karamel Corn and cookies, while jamming out to Gwen Stefani, that is priceless.” Participating in community events such as BottleRock and, of course, the Napa Valley Film Festival, is a huge part of the community touch Kara keeps at the forefront of her business. She recalls one special Napa Valley Film Festival memory in particular when her family attended a film screening at a Calistoga venue not far from their home. “We rode into Calistoga, with our daughter biking down the gravel road, parked our bikes on a sun filled day and went inside an airplane hanger (designed as a theater) to watch an entertaining film. The sense of community was infectious and we loved it. It was a magical day that took us to the movies not far from our own backyard.” The NVFF team would also like to think that Kara knows how to create the perfect cupcake and film pairing. We’d like to be the taste testers. Please!

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES Bounce: How The Ball Taught The World To Play | CODE: Debugging The Gender Gap | The Family Next Door King Georges | Life Under Siege: Exploring Gaza's Secret Tunnels | A Place To Stand | Right Footed Romeo Is Bleeding | Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 | The Uncondemned

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Bounce: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY Based on the book The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game, by anthropologist John Fox, Bounce: How The Ball Taught The World To Play takes us to the far reaches of the globe and into the deep recesses of our ancient past to answer the question: why do we play ball? Using equal parts science, history, and visual essay, director Jerome ThĂŠlia follows the metaphorical bouncing ball from animal play, to professional sports and video games. He explores why we play and what play says about who we are and where we are going as a civilization. The Saturday screening at Farmstead has been reserved for a private group.

RUN TIME 72 min DIRECTOR Jerome Thelia PRODUCERS Anne Carkeet, Andrew Napier, Philip Mershon, John Fox, David McLain, William Mershon, Jerome Thelia, Greg Wright SCREENWRITERS John Fox, Jerome Thelia JEROME THELIA has long been fascinated by the intersection of art and technology. He has worked as a director, editor, colorist and visual effects artist for feature films, documentaries and commercials for 25 years. Co-founder of the production company Merge, Jerome has taught film production at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan since 2001.

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CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP In her new film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, Director Robin Hauser Reynolds poses the questions: why is there a dearth of female and minority software engineers, what would society gain from having more people of color and women coding, and how do we get there? CODE goes beyond laying bare the tech world’s dirty secrets—an exercise of razor-like precision—to offer solutions and highlight an array of breakthrough efforts that are producing a more diverse set of computer programmers.

RUN TIME 79 min DIRECTOR Robin Hauser Reynolds PRODUCERS Robin Hauser Reynolds, Christie Herring, Staci Hartman SHOWTIM ES

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ROBIN HAUSER REYNOLDS is the director/producer of causebased documentary films at Finish Line Features, LLC. As both a businesswoman (a former stockbroker) and longtime professional photographer, Robin brings her sharp creative eye and leadership skills to her documentary film projects. She hopes to inspire change with her film.

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The Family Next Door

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He was a star Yale football player who went on to become an attorney. She was a beautiful cheerleader who became a loving, caring teacher. Together they have four children, two boys and two girls. Both boys are on the autism spectrum. The Family Next Door introduces us to the Lund family and takes us along on their journey into the hyper-complex and emotionally draining maze that is autism. We discover in real-time how the entire family is impacted. We witness the isolation, confusion and gnawing self-doubt, while experiencing how unconditional love, hope and determination continue to steer this family forward.

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RUN TIME 83 min DIRECTORS Barry Reese, Mike Messner PRODUCERS Barry Reese, Michael Messner SCREENWRITERS Barry Reese, Michael Messner

BARRY REESE became involved in documentary filmmaking as executive producer of Alex Gibney's film The Last Gladiators. As the oldest "unpaid intern"—he acquired a first-hand education during the five years of making the film. Since then, Barry decided to produce and direct documentaries that make a global impact. MIKE MESSNER has been producing and directing for over 20 years. He has directed over 200 TV shows, sports documentaries, commercials and corporate videos. Mike has won 16 regional Emmy awards. He was an executive producer on Alex Gibney’s The Last Gladiators, along with Barry Reese.

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King Georges

Fiery French chef Georges Perrier is on a crusade to save his world-renowned 40-year-old Philadelphia restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, from closing. For decades, Perrier was on top and Le Bec-Fin was consistently rated as one of the best restaurants in the country. However, times and tastes have changed. What was once cutting edge is now out of favor. Director Erika Frankel’s King Georges captivates us with mastery in the kitchen and charisma on the dining room floor, as we root for a determined, tragi-comic figure and his quixotic fight to keep his cherished culinary traditions alive. The Saturday screening at Cairdean has been reserved for a private group and those participating in Cairdean’s "Dinner and a Movie" promotion.

RUN TIME 77 min DIRECTOR Erika Frankel PRODUCER Erika Frankel SCREENWRITER Erika Frankel KEY CAST Georges Perrier, Nicholas Elmi

Producer-turned-director ERIKA FRANKEL began as a production assistant for filmmaker Charles Guggenheim and has produced several TV documentaries and series (PBS’ American Masters) over the last dozen years. King Georges, which has played at several festivals around the U.S., is the New York-based Frankel’s debut feature-length documentary.

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Life Under Siege:

EXPLORING GAZA'S SECRET TUNNELS

Life Under Siege is the story of a U.S.Palestinian family divided by the siege on the Gaza Strip, and reunited under the cloak of the Arab Spring. From her home in San Francisco, Miriam makes the difficult trip to Gaza in an attempt to forge relationships with her father and half siblings. Along the way she learns how daily life in the occupied territories is sustained, investigates the tunnels by which goods are smuggled into and out of Egypt, and shares with us her growing understanding of a monumental social movement.

RUN TIME 70 min DIRECTOR Miriam Abu Sharkh PRODUCERS Miriam Abu Sharkh, HRDD SCREENWRITER Miriam Abu Sharkh SHOWTIM ES MIRIAM ABU SHARKH is a consulting professor at Stanford’s Center for International Development and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. She is on the London School of Economics faculty. She worked for the United Nations on the Arab region for the Report on the World Social Situation for the U.N.’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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A Place to Stand

When he was sentenced to five years in Arizona State Prison, one of the deadliest prisons in America, Jimmy Santiago Baca was seventeen years old, a petty thief, and a drug dealer. Jimmy began his incarceration violent, angry and illiterate. The prison system offered no help, or protection. Against all odds, Jimmy taught himself how to read and write, discovering a passion for poetry that gave him a means of understanding and expressing himself, a commitment that ultimately saved his life. Director Daniel Glick’s A Place To Stand is a brutal indictment of our prison system, and an alarm call for change sounded by an unlikely survivor, a warrior-poet.

DIRECTOR Daniel Glick PRODUCERS Gabriel Baca, David Grubin KEY CAST Jimmy Santiago Baca SHOWTIM ES A Place to Stand is DANIEL GLICK's first feature documentary. Daniel worked in television, film and video, documentaries, narratives, and commercials. In 2013, he co-founded Kings Road Media, which creates short documentaries for a wide range of clients, including non-profits, universities, corporations and small businesses.

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NVFF is proud to partner with the Legacy Youth Group on a series of student and community interactions with Jimmy Santiago Baca, the subject of this film. We thank the Napa County District Attorney’s Office and Napa Valley College for their support.

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Right Footed Despite being born without arms, young Jessica Cox overcame seemingly insurmountable physical and emotional challenges to become fully independent. With support from her family and incredible willpower, Jessica learned to type with her toes, drive a car with her feet and, amazingly, fly an airplane. Director Nick Spark shares Jessica’s remarkable life story, and follows her in her burgeoning roles as both a motivational speaker and mentor, and leading advocate for people with disabilities. Right Footed will cause you to reevaluate everything you have ever convinced yourself you were incapable of accomplishing.

RUN TIME 80 min DIRECTOR Nick Spark PRODUCERS (Mona) Lisa Yuchengo, Nick Spark SCREENWRITER Nick Spark KEY CAST Jessica Cox, Patrick Chamberlain Producer/Director NICK SPARK is a Los Angeles-based writer and Emmy Award winning filmmaker with a passion for unconventional characters, particularly the oft-overlooked female heroine. Nick was the associate editor for Wings and Airpower magazines. He has also appeared on PBS' History Detectives and NPR regarding his research projects.

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Romeo is Bleeding

Donte Clark's poetic voice was honed on the violent street corners of his struggling city, Richmond, California, which was once a proud and thriving working-class city, built on large-scale shipbuilding. Gang violence has seen an alarming escalation and many productive work opportunities have disappeared. Rather than succumb to a multitude of everyday pressures just to survive, Clark uses his unique artistic perspective—and a good dose of inspiration from the Bard—to create a personalized production of Romeo & Juliet as one man’s attempt to save his city from itself.

RUN TIME 93 min DIRECTOR Jason Zeldes PRODUCER Michael Klein KEY CAST Donté Clark, Molly Raynor, Deandre Evans, D'Neise Robinson SHOWTIM ES JASON ZELDES edited the 2013 Oscar winner, Twenty Feet From Stardom, earning him an ACE Award for Best Edited Documentary Feature, and leading to a collaboration with the Oceanic Preservation Society on Racing Extinction which premiered at Sundance 2015. Jason also worked as an assistant to filmmakers Kirby Dick and Patrick Creadon. Romeo is Bleeding is Jason’s directorial debut.

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Since: THE BOMBING OF PAN AM FLIGHT 103

When a terrorist-planted bomb destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, 270 lives were instantly and tragically ended. At the same moment, a heartbreaking new reality for thousands of family members, relatives and friends had just begun. Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 follows the victims' families on a 23-year quest for justice and the truth. Director Phil Furey expertly balances vivid personal stories with an analysis of the delicate interplay between the U.S. government, global capitalism and geopolitics.

RUN TIME 85 min DIRECTOR Phil Furey PRODUCERS Phil Furey, Spencer Averick SCREENWRITER Phil Furey SHOWTIM ES PHIL FUREY is a Los Angelesbased documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, television news producer and reporter for the Reuters news agency, as well as a film score composer and vocalist. Since: The Bombing Of Pan Am Flight 103 is his first directed documentary film feature.

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The Uncondemned

In 1997, a mismatched group of underdog lawyers embarked on a bold quest to have rape classified as an international war crime for the first time. In The Uncondemned, codirectors Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel present the gripping story of the attorneys’ determined, against-allodds fight for the first conviction. With unflinching honesty and a sense of justice, they also introduce us to the heroic Rwandan women who risked a wave of witness assassinations to testify.

RUN TIME 87 min DIRECTORS Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel PRODUCER Michele Mitchell SCREENWRITERS Michele Mitchell KEY CAST Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Patricia Sellers MICHELE MITCHELL and NICK LOUVEL are the award-winning filmmakers of PBS’s Haiti: Where Did the Money Go?. Michele was an investigative correspondent for Now With Bill Moyers and political anchor with CNN HLN. Nick’s narrative debut was Domino One. His corporate clients included Emotional Branding. This is their first feature documentary. Tragically, Nick was killed in a car accident on September 24, 2015. His sister Diane is representing him at the festival.

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Jean-Charles Boisset To JEAN-CHARLES BOISSET, wine is not a four-letter word. Wine is not even a drink. Wine is, in a word, divine. From his very birth in Burgundy, France, Boisset was immersed in the world of wine. He was raised among century old vineyards in the village of Vougeot, tasted his first California wine on a trip to the states when he was eleven, and the rest, quite literally, is history. From there the soon to be purveyor of French and Californian wines went on cultivating his super human reverence for the craft, and his flaming flirtation with California’s grape growing region. In 2003 the DeLoach Vineyards became a part of the Boisset collection of wineries, thus further bonding Jean-Charles to the Golden State. The marriage of French and Californian wine heritage that first bloomed with this acquisition

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is now nothing short of a wine empire. Not long after DeLoach was acquired, California’s first premium winery, Buena Vista (founded in 1857) joined the Boisset Collection. Today the collection holds nine Californian and fifteen French wineries, all regarded for their quality and personality. Jean-Charles still reflects on this landmark with great sentiment, “To now be the stewards of an incredible winemaking heritage in California, from the pioneering efforts of DeLoach in the Russian River Valley, to the Raymond family legacy in Napa Valley, and of course, of the most historical winery in California—Buena Vista—has been a longheld dream, now come true for us.” The wines to come out of the Boisset Collection offer a revolutionary fusion of Burgundy and Napa Valley. Jean-Charles explains: “The same

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philosophy that we practice in Burgundy written onto the California terroir: Biodynamic farming, letting great sites speak, minimal intervention in the winemaking and open-top wood fermenters.” The two famous grape growing regions, often classified as rivals, come together thanks to Boisset’s unique vision, expertise, passion, and boldness. Beyond ensuring the contents of the bottle are always excellent, Jean-Charles believes the winery itself should create an experience of the senses which complements the transformative taste of the wine. With each guest Boisset aims to ignite, “an emotional moment that makes [him or her] vibrate for the wine world in such a way that they feel it as part of themselves. We want to create environments that share our deep connection to wine as inseparable from life itself, and to hopefully inspire their passion for wine.” Raymond Winery in particular shapes these sensations with its many lush, independent environments careful designed within the winery’s grounds. These inspiring landscapes include a private room called The Red Room, filled with luxurious velvet and deep red colors, and a two acre garden called the Theater of Nature, filled with interactive educational displays of sustainable, organic and Biodynamic® farming (firm agricultural intentions held by the Boisset Collection). These rich experiences centered on the enjoyment of wine speak to Jean-Charles’ belief in a lifestyle that fully emulates such sensations. “For me, wine is art, it is passion, it is life!,” Boisset exclaims. It was therefore a natural connection to merge Boisset wines with enriching cinema. “We really believed in the Napa Valley Film Festival from the very beginning. Wine and film together create both a visual and emotional attraction. All of your senses are awakened thanks to the wine you’re enjoying alongside the films, and this allows for the best environment in which one can possibly dream.” Raymond Vineyards will be the place to celebrate the NVFF this year.

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THE LOUNGE FEATURES 3rd Street Blackout | Crushed | Friends and Romans | Night Owls | No Men Beyond This Point The Submarine Kid | Weepah Way For Now | Welcome To Happiness | Well Wishes SHORTS A Man Wakes Up | Big Boy | CI: A TEDD Talkumentary | World Class | Love Yourself Let's Not Panic | The Last Ones | Sounds We Have No Letters For | Moving On

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Mina, a neuroscientist, and Rudy, an expert coder, are a successful New York City couple who quite literally lose sight of one another when the lights of their technology-ruled world are suddenly switched off in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. With no electricity to power their various devices, Mina and Rudy are forced to face the reality of their struggling relationship. As a stressful evening unfolds, Mina and Rudy find themselves falling for each other all over again; but in the charmingly intelligent 3rd Street Blackout, is all of this a case of too little too late?

DIRECTORS Negin Farsad, Jeremy Redleaf PRODUCERS Negin Farsad, Jeremy Redleaf, Andrew Mendelson, Ryan Cunningham

Director/producer/actor NEGIN FARSAD is an Iranian-American comedian/ filmmaker named one of the 50 Funniest Women by Huffington Post and one of Good Magazine’s GOOD 100 for her social justice comedy. Negin has written for PBS, MTV, and appeared on Comedy Central’s Nightly Show. Director/producer/actor JEREMY REDLEAF is an Emmy Award winning actor-writerdirector-producer. He created and co-stars in Odd Jobs, best new web series winner at the Streamy Awards, and winner of best writing at the International Television Festival. Jeremy runs BracketsCreative, a transmedia production company that serves as a creative consultant on Fuse/ Funny Or Die’s “Billy on the Street” and is producing a documentary about public education.

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SCREENWRITERS Negin Farsad, Jeremy Redleaf KEY CAST Negin Farsad, Jeremy Redleaf, Ed Weeks, Phyllis Somerville, Janeane Garofalo, John Hodgman, Jordan Carlos, Katie Hartman, Miles Harvey, Sunita Mani, Devin Ratray, Henry Zebrowski, Ed Weeks, Rachel Feinstein SHOWTIM ES

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Crushed

After her father dies in an eerie accident at the family's winery, Ellia returns home to tend to the remaining members of her disaffected family. The death is eventually ruled a homicide, with Ellia’s mother emerging as the prime suspect. Ellia takes matters into her own hands, compelled to discover the true story behind her father’s death. In the process, she stumbles upon a dirty secret infecting the small-town wine community. Australia's stunning wine country is the backdrop for this thrilling murder mystery from director Megan Riakos.

RUN TIME 111 min DIRECTOR Megan Riakos PRODUCERS Megan Riakos, Sarah Bishop, Robbie Miles SCREENWRITER Megan Riakos

MEGAN RIAKOS is a screenwriter and director with a passion for telling stories that engage and provoke. Her short films range from the psychological thriller The Shed to the 1930’s crime drama 50-50 and an experimental dance film The Eye of the Beholder.

KEY CAST Sarah Bishop, Les HIll, Roxane Wilson, Helmut Bakaitis, Aaron Glenane, Millie Spencer-Brown, Remy Brand, Robert Preston, Jamie Irvine, Patrick Connolly, Benjamin Mathews SHOWTIM ES

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Friends and Romans Nick is a Staten Island-based produce delivery man whose real passion is acting, although most of his experience is from working as a mob movie extra. Nick and a group of his friends—also extras—decide to band together to put on a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. As Nick and his pals set plans in motion for their breakout performance, they end up becoming entangled with the plans of an actual mobster who’s been hiding out in the theater. In director Christopher Kublan’s hilarious Friends and Romans, we’re treated to a classic anti-hero finally putting his years of training as a mob movie extra to good use.

RUN TIME 88 min DIRECTORS Christopher Kublan PRODUCER Michael Mailer SCREENWRITERS Christopher Kublan, Gregg Greenberg, Michael Rispoli

CHRISTOPHER KUBLAN’s previous films are Giving It Up starring Mark Feuerstein and Ali Larter, and Some Other Time starring Gabriel Mann. A lifelong New Yorker, Mr. Kublan is currently at work on Later Days, a dramedy about family set in a wealthy Long Island suburb in the 1980s.

KEY CAST Michael Rispoli, Annabella Sciorra, Paul Ben-Victor, Katie Stevens, Tony Sirico, Charlie Semine, Anthony DeSando, Tony Darrow SHOWTIM ES

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Night Owls

After a wild evening out with a lovely woman, Kevin is appalled to find himself in his boss’ home. Madeline, the woman he believed to have coincidentally met, is in fact the mistress of his boss, the much beloved coach of a local football team. After Madeline attempts to commit suicide by throwing back a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin must work overtime to keep her awake. As the two remain trapped inside the luxurious residence, their annoyance with one another transforms into curiosity. Director Charles Hood’s Night Owls charmingly examines the tendency toward snap judgments and devilishly subverts traditional romantic comedy tropes.

RUN TIME 93 min DIRECTOR Charles Hood PRODUCERS Tobias Louie, Charles Hood, Seth Goldsmith SCREENWRITERS Charles Hood, Seth Goldsmith CHARLES HOOD was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attended film school at USC. In 2007, he wrote and directed his first feature, Freezer Burn. After directing and co-writing two comedic shorts, Allison and First Kiss, he moved on to his second feature, Night Owls, a character-driven comedy with a dark twist.

KEY CAST Adam Pally, Rosa Salazar, Peter Krause, Rob Huebel, Tony Hale SHOWTIM ES

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No Men Beyond This Point Director Mark Sawers’ wry mockumentary presents us with an imagined world in which women and science have evolved through time to develop a population in which women no longer need men to procreate. Moreover, the asexual production of children yields only more females. While there are still a few men around, they are gradually dying off. The youngest man still alive is in his thirties and works as a nanny in an all-female household. As you might expect, this post-modern hypothetical civilization is governed by peace and compassion. But there are, of course, inherent flaws in the design.

RUN TIME 80 min DIRECTORS Mark Sawers PRODUCERS Galen Fletcher, Kaleena Kiff SCREENWRITERS Mark Sawers

MARK SAWERS began his career making short films such as Shoes Off! (2000) which won the Best Short Film prize at the Cannes Film Festival’s International Critic’s Week. He has directed numerous episodes of TV series, including The Kids In The Hall. His last feature, Camera Shy (2012) won the Best International Feature Film prize at the Washington DC Independent Film Festival as well as six LEO Awards, including Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

KEY CAST Rekha Sharmma, Peter Kelamis, Ben Cotton, Alissa Skovbye, Kristen Robek, Bruce Harwood, Jill Morrison, Andrea Brooks, Lisa Marie Caruk, Kaitlyn Bernard, Dakota Guppy, David Lewis, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Hilary Jardine, Aaron Craven, Aaron Pearl, Matthew Harrison, Loretta Walsh, Enid-Raye Adams SHOWTIM ES

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The Submarine Kid

Spencer returns home from a traumatic tour of duty in Afghanistan, supposedly a hero, but haunted by his wartime experience. Try as he might, he struggles to cope with civilian life. Spencer retreats into a fantasy world that revolves around a small-town hero dubbed “The Submarine Kid” where he becomes fixated on a mysterious woman at the center of his imagined surroundings. Spencer’s escape into this fictional realm proves increasingly destructive and dangerous for those who care about him. With his beguiling The Submarine Kid, director Eric Bilitch uses a touch of magical realism to address the potentially devastating effects of post-traumatic stress.

RUN TIME 109 min DIRECTOR Eric Bilitch PRODUCERS Deborah Del Prete, Jason Gurvitz SCREENWRITERS Eric Bilitch, Finn Wittrock ERIC BILITCH worked with such directors as Antoine Fuqua and David O. Russell at the production company Wondros. His short films, music videos, commercials, and viral videos have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, PBS, MTV. His original web series, Professional Friend, won Best Comedy Series at The Independent Series Awards.

KEY CAST Emilie De Ravin, Finn Wittrock, Alphonso McAuley, Jack Coleman, Jared Abrahamson, Jessy Schram, Matt O’Leary, Michael Beach, Nancy Travis, Dylan Moore, Joe Massingill, Paul Eiding, Hunter Cope, Cooper Thornton, Scott Levy SHOWTIM ES

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Weepah Way For Now Just before embarking on a multi-city concert tour, talented sisters Elle and Joy plan a going away party with family and friends. Over the course of a week in sun-dappled Laurel Canyon, divorced parents, former beaus, nagging business managers, and a variety of unexpected events derail their festive plans. When the day finally comes, the party takes several strange turns that leave everyone unsettled. In director Stephen Ringer’s Weepah Way For Now, an unseen narrator and gorgeous soundtrack help to guide us through this moving tale. In the end, Elle and Joy resolve that they can only truly depend on each other.

RUN TIME 89 min DIRECTOR Stephen Ringer PRODUCERS Stephen Ringer, Kerry Barden SCREENWRITER Stephen Ringer

STEPHEN RINGER is a native of Dallas, Texas. He served as cinematographer on Sequoia (SXSW 2014). Weepah Way for Now is his first feature film.

KEY CAST AJ Michalka, Aly Michalka, Mimi Rogers, Amanda Crew, Dan Byrd, Erin Cummings, Gale Harold, Gil Bellows, John Heder, Liam Aiken, Madeline Zima, Ryan Donowho, Tyler Labine SHOWTIM ES

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Welcome To Happiness

Director Oliver Thompson’s Welcome to Happiness is a quirky blend of comedy, fantasy, adventure, angst, and romance. Woody, a writer of children’s books, has discovered a secret door in the back of his closet. He serves as the gatekeeper to this mysterious portal that only allows certain people to enter. Though he doesn’t understand it, Woody is happy to shepherd people through the door and play guard to those who show up uninvited on its threshold. Are these journeys second chances? What lies beyond that mysterious entrance? A cast of offbeat characters makes this whimsical tale delightfully compelling.

RUN TIME 108 min DIRECTOR Oliver Thompson PRODUCERS Oliver Thompson, Bay Dariz, Kyle Gallner, Molly Quinn

Writer/director OLIVER THOMPSON was born in Detroit in 1981 and started making films on his parents’ VHS camcorder at age 11. He received a degree in Music Composition from Oakland University and relocated to Los Angeles in 2012. Welcome to Happiness is his first feature.

KEY CAST Kyle Gallner, Molly Quinn, Olivia Thirlby, Nick Offerman, Keegan-Michael Key, Brendan Sexton, Paget Brewster, Josh Brener, Frances Conroy SHOWTIM ES

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Well Wishes After Miles loses his job on a coin flip, his world quickly falls apart. Despondent, Miles tosses his last coin into a nearby fountain. Instead of making a wish, Miles has an idea. He retrieves the coin—and several more— thus setting off a chain of decisions that lead him to launching a successful coin harvesting business. After working initially with a pair of local associates, Miles embarks on a solo expedition across the country and finds love along the way. When Miles returns home, the success of his business is more than he had anticipated. But in director Anderson Boyd’s Well Wishes, good fortune has a limit.

RUN TIME 94 min DIRECTOR Anderson “Drew” Boyd PRODUCERS Juan Cruz Pochat, Anderson Boyd SCREENWRITER Anderson Boyd

ANDERSON "DREW" BOYD spent his formative years in Wilmington, North Carolina, before a career in postproduction led him to New York. He is primarily known for editorial work on Winter's Bone, Cold Weather, The History of Future Folk and The Tillman Story. Well Wishes marks his feature directorial debut.

KEY CAST Shane Callahan, Cullen Moss, Don Baker, Anna Stromberg, Nick Basta, Jane McNeill, Bill Ladd, Audrey Speicher, Jason Hatfield SHOWTIM ES

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A collection of offbeat stories sure to tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.

A Man Wakes Up

Big Boy

Your average whitecollar worker with a well-established daily routine wakes up one morning to something very different.

A young boy on a road trip with his parents musters up the courage for his first unsupervised trip to a rest stop bathroom.

RUN TIME 14 min DIR Voki Kalfayan PROD/SW Amos Glick CAST Amos Glick, Jimmy Slonina, Winslow T. Cat

RUN TIME 5 min DIR/PROD Bryan Campbell PROD Bryan Campbell, Mike Astle, Jason Aumann SW David Larson CAST Tyler Saum, Eric Riedmann, Terri Weagant, Nathan Fisher, Treavor Boykin, Russell Hodgkinson, Tony Doupé

Let's Not Panic

A neurotic young woman invents a postapocalyptic fantasy world in which she’s able to pursue the man of her dreams: her therapist.

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RUN TIME 20 min DIR/PROD/SW Martin Sweeney SW Michael Fertik CAST Martin Sweeney, Michael Fertik, David Cowan, Mike Maples Jr., Richard S. Sargent

The Last Ones

When a dinner party becomes an intervention for the group’s only two single friends, the “singled-out” decide to retaliate. RUN TIME 9 min DIR/PROD/SW Amy Heidt PROD Chad Schultz CAST Eric Edelstein, Elaine Carroll, Jeff Hiller, Nina Millin, Joe Tower, Ben Covette

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In this witty satire, Silicon Valley vangaurd and start-up hero, Michael Fertik, plans the most anticipated TEDD talk since the Gandhi Hologram.

World Class

Derek visits the child he supports overseas and finds that the little money he donates has very different implications in a thirdworld nation. RUN TIME 5 min DIR/PROD Aina Dumlao, Bru Miller PROD Matt Shevin, Chadwick Struck SW Matt Shevin CAST Matt Shevin, Dat Pham, Edwin Bravo

Love Yourself

A quiet, reclusive man creatively combines mannequins and mirrors to conjure a family of his own design. TIME 7 min DIR/PROD/SW Hayden Neeland SW Robyn Neeland CAST Peter Astridge, Giles Roberts, Rebecca Satur, Karish Gupta

Sounds We Have No Moving On Mason and Nick are Letters For Two people on a mismatched blind date decide to end the night early. While walking home, they unexpectedly bond over their love of bubble tea. RUN TIME 12 min DIR/SW Bernard Badion PROD Jenna Park CAST Eugene Cordero, Julia Cho, Joy Regullano

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hired a by a young woman to help remove her now ex-boyfriend from the apartment they’ve been sharing. As the day progresses, the movers begin to sympathize with their forlorn client.

RUN TIME 11 min DIR/PROD/SW Marcia Fields, Michael Spear PROD Jenna Zak, Ian Gelfrand CAST Robin Lord Taylor, Ryan Farrell, Mike Ivers, Amelia Martin, Matteo Lane, DJ Cipha Sounds Cho

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RUN TIME 11 min DIR/SW Heather Jack PROD Devin Landin, Mary Rohlich, Jacob Robinson CAST Lyle Friedman, Alexis Pereira, Doug Moe, Griffin Newman, John Anderson, Shacottha Fields, Charles Rodgers, Richard Mark Jordan, Valéry Lessard, Michael Walker

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NARRATIVE SHORTS Celluloid Dreams | It's Perfect Here | Intersection | Birthday | Falling to Pieces | Low/Fi | His Last Game Play Date | Molly | The Future Perfect | Down The Road | Magic Act | Zelos The Best Man Wins | The Mess | Democracry in the Driver's Seat | Home | Obituaries | Peacock Killer

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One door shuts, another opens. Time passes, opportunities are lost. Inner strength triumphs. Reach for love before it’s too late.

Celluloid Dreams

A man repairs a projector that allows him to return to the memories captured in his homemade films. As he becomes engrossed in the memories of his past, the man becomes convinced that he can alter them.

It's Perfect Here

Two siblings attempt to break their silence and identify with one another while sharing a quiet day on a beautiful lake. RUN TIME 8 min DIR/PROD/SW Tess Harrison PROD Hannah Whitney, Maria Wilson CAST Tess Harrison, Will Harrison

RUN TIME 11 min DIR/PROD/SW Jonathan Dillon CAST Crystal Mantecon, Greg Lucey, Stephen Colletti

Low/Fi

His Last Game

Pop culture dictates Lea’s perspective of life, love, and happiness. After years of being continuously disappointed by this outlook, she sets aside her preconceived notions of what defines a perfect man in order to find true love.

While taking a scenic drive, a dying man and his brother observe numerous instances of beauty, shown even more vibrantly in light of the man’s terminal illness.

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RUN TIME 8 min DIR/PROD/SW Jason Honeycutt PROD Troy Pryor CAST Cedric Young, Tyrone Phillips

Birthday

A young marine is critically injured in combat. Upon returning home, he and his supportive wife embark on an inspiring adventure together, facing the many new obstacles ahead of them. RUN TIME 13 min DIR/PROD/SW Chris King CAST Jacqueline Calkin, Chris Gouchoe, Mandy Moody, Eric Wheeler

RUN TIME 10 min DIR/PROD Avery Rimer PROD Sam Ketay SW Debbie Danielpour CAST David Aaron Barker, John Bedfod Lloyd

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Falling to Pieces

Cassandra finds out that her husband was an organ donor after his passing. In seeking out any lasting connection to his memory, she decides to track down the recipients. RUN TIME 18 min DIR/PROD/SW Chris Connolly PROD Elisabeth Jamison CAST Elisabeth Jamison, Abraham Alvarez, Alex Crespo, Clifton Dunn, Dana Watkins, Dave Hanson, Deidre Lynn, Polly Noonan

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RUN TIME 14 min DIR/PROD/SW Alejandro Montoya Marin PROD Ariel Rakes CAST Kristen Rakes

Intersection

Myles is robbed at gunpoint. After submitting to the attacker’s requests, he asks the young thief to accompany him to lunch.

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Narrative Two

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People are always looking to make connections. These stories connect the dots across race, age, gender, and even time.

Play Date

When a child meets a homeless woman in her backyard, she asks her inside to play. Their fun is completely overlooked by the little girl's inattentive parents. RUN TIME 15 min DIR/PROD/SW Paige Morrow Kimball PROD Terry Walters, Toby Lawless, Kristina Kondrath CAST Terry Walters, Tami Roman, Isabella Spencer, Marcuis Harris, Kenny Leu

Molly

To honor the last wishes of their terminally ill friend, three girls take a purified form of ecstasy which shares the same name as their recently departed comrade. RUN TIME 22 min DIR/SW Becca Gleason PROD Alex Creasia, Brent Madison, Jonathan Rosenthal CAST Stephanie Ellis, Lindsey Broad, Amelia Morck, Roger Bart, Kristin Carey, Ash Lendzion, John Weselcouch, Jonathan Rosenthal, Caitlen Masters

The Future Perfect Down The Road

Hardesty, a hit man of the future, is hired to travel back in time and sets into action the events that will ultimately prevent the downfall of humanity at the hands of a ravenous disease. RUN TIME 11 min DIR/SW Nick Citton PROD James Brown, Jesse Savath CAST Robert Baker, Zachary Quinto

Magic Act

Ryan is sent back in time to meet his childhood self after making a poor choice that alters the path of his future. He and the skeptical younger version of himself set out to face his childhood fear.

After a child’s birthday celebration, a lonely little boy stows away in the party magician’s car. The boy hopes to learn about magic and the art of entertainment, but instead reminds the failed illusionist that magic exists in all of us.

RUN TIME 10 min DIR/SW David DeRienzo PROD Sarah Glaze CAST Dan Jopling, Lee Karlinsky, Brittney Crouch, Bryan Lenis, Emir Bakrasi, Russ Forga

RUN TIME 12 min DIR Juan Luis Bravo PROD Benjamin Chance, Maya Jackson SW Nichollete Daskalakis CAST Craig Watkinson, Zachary Rothman

Zelos

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Maria places an order for a clone to help out around the house. Once the clone arrives, she finds more time to fuel her rivalrous nature. In doing so, Maria unknowingly creates a new competitor whose only interest is usurping her role as mother and wife. RUN TIME 15 min DIR/SW Thoranna Sigurdardottir PROD Sara Nassim, Constanza Castro SW Christina Strain CAST Erica Piccininni, Michael Ornstein, Brooke Nevin, Fiona Aular, Mateo Simon, Michael Traynor

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Narrative Three

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Escaping into the darkened interior of a movie theater often leads to some very dark places indeed. Hold someone’s hand.

The Best Man Wins The Mess When a celebrated New York chef discovers an affair between his super-model wife and his best friend, the chef devises a plan to deal appropriately with each of them.

Ryan’s daycare provider is killed in a motorcycle accident. His young parents, Ellen and Lenny, scramble to find an appropriate way to explain the concept of death to their son.

RUN TIME 20 min DIR/PROD/SW Stéphane Dumonceau PROD Alexis Magagni-Seely SW Frederick Waterman CAST François Vincentelli, Nadia Fares, Tim DeKay

RUN TIME 8 min DIR/PROD Maura Anderson PROD/SW Velinda Godfrey SW Todd Waring CAST Velinda Godfrey, Justin Grollman, Darren Capozzi

Democracy in the Home Brothers hiding out in Driver's Seat a remote home in the

The passengers on a crowded public transit bus band together to assist a woman who is desperately trying to catch up to her husband on the bus ahead. RUN TIME 8 min DIR/PROD/SW Gail Gilbert CAST Brandon Bowens, Kaitlin Bowens, Julie Greenberg

wilderness are shaken by the appearance of a young girl. As this suspenseful story unfolds, we find out that this world is under extraterrestrial attack and that the surviving three may not be alone. RUN TIME 22 min DIR/SW John Henry Hinkel PROD Jonathan Bird, Zoë Morrison, Amit Samuel CAST Spencer Lofranco, Sam Buchanan, Oliver Max, Robert Forster, Anthony Giangrande, Elena Evangelo

Obituaries

The stories of six people killed in a school shooting are chronicled through an inventive visual interpretation of their obituaries. These brief glimpses into their lives delve much deeper than the written word, and offer us an intimate encounter with their hopes, fears, and personal realities. RUN TIME 13 min DIR/SW Ryan Moody PROD Dana Gills CAST James Franco, Wes Robinson, Lenny von Dohlen, Justin Lee, Jesse Heiman, Jorge Diaz, Anita Kalathara

Peacock Killer

After physically scolding his dog for killing and ravaging a beautiful peacock, a man helps his dog hunt down the remaining birds as a means of penance for his brutality. Peacock Killer is an adaptation of a short story by Sam Shepard.

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RUN TIME 15 min DIR/SW Boyd Holbrook PROD Blake Ashman, Madeleine Sackler CAST Shea Wigham, Elizabeth Marvel

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS American Renaissance | Elder | From Tonga | Luchadora | And Counting | Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball Clos Solene | El Cacao | Growing Farmer | Une Passion d'or et de feu (A Passion of Gold and Fire) | Zio Ninuccio | Riding the Highline This is Not the End | Santa Cruz del Islote | Consider the Ant | Wandering Rabbi | Little Questions | Code Oakland

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Documentary One

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Six different takes on why we choose to do what we do, and on how our choices reflect our times, revealing and nurturing our true character.

American Renaissance

American Renaissance transports us to one of the largest renaissance faires in the United States, and introduces us to the colorful characters that return year after year. RUN TIME 10 min DIR/SW Jarred Alterman DIR/PROD/SW Ryan Scafuro

Elder

In 1974, a Mormon missionary finds his world turned upside down when he falls in love with a handsome Italian Communist. RUN TIME 13 min DIR/PROD/SW Genéa Gaudet PROD Tyler Measom, Manju Varghese CAST Tom Clark

From Tonga

Luchadora

And Counting

RUN TIME 13 min DIR Huay-Bing Law

RUN TIME 12 min DIR/PROD/SW River Finlay PROD Laura Franco-Velasco

RUN TIME 15 min DIR Michelle Wood PROD Lance Levesque CAST Quinton Beckham

Euless, Texas is home to one of the largest Tongan populations in the United States. The Polynesian presence heavily influences the city's high school football team.

Luchadora follows Luna Mágica, a professional Lucha Libre Wrestling star and struggling single mom, who dreams of becoming World Wrestling Champion.

Living two decades longer than he had ever imagined possible with HIV, Quin shares his life with us in an artistic exploration of loss, love, and celebration.

Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball

Ron Taylor was a pitcher who won two world championships during his eleven-year career. He then became a doctor, returning to baseball as a physician for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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RUN TIME 17 min DIR/PROD/SW Ron Taylor, Drew Taylor, Matthew Taylor CAST Joe Torre, Tim McCarver, Art Shamsky, Bob Gibson, Cito Gibson, Joe Carter, Lou Brock, Ferguson Jenkins

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Documentary Two

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For some, there is no choice but to follow traditional ways of pursuing one’s passions. For others, tradition is a jumping off point to new destinations.

Clos Solene

Clos Solene is a stunning short film about a French winemaker who moves to California to start his own winery and raise his family. RUN TIME 8 min DIR/PROD Chris Leschinsky SW Peleg Amzalog CAST Guillaume Fabre

El Cacao

An indigenous Panamanian cacao farmer and his family confront environmental and economic challenges as they grow, harvest and sell cacao beans for the global chocolate market. RUN TIME 20 min DIR/PROD Michelle Aguilar PROD Adam Armstrong CAST Samuel Murillo, Juana Murillo

Growing Farmer

Growing Farmer profiles Octavio Garcia, an aspiring and entrepreneurial young immigrant farmer trying to make it in Salinas Valley's big agriculture industry. RUN TIME 16 min DIR/PROD/SW Kathleen Seccombe CAST Octavio Garcia, John D'Arrigo

Une Passion d'or et Zio Ninuccio Ametrano de feu (A Passion Carmine is one of the few of Gold and Fire) remaining farmers A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. Along with the bees, his passion for gold and fire helps our environment continue to thrive. RUN TIME 6 min DIR/PROD/SW Sebastien Pins CAST André Fontignie

practicing traditional winemaking on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvius in southern Italy. RUN TIME 16 min DIR Noriko Sugiura PROD Lorenzo Ciaravola CAST Carmine Ametrano

Riding The Highline

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Riding The Highline follows poet brothers Kai and Anders Carlson-Wee as they hitch rides on freight trains from Minneapolis, Minnesota to the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.

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RUN TIME 16 min DIR/PROD/SW Kai Carlson-Wee PROD Anders Carlson-Wee CAST Kai Carlson-Wee, Anders Carlson-Wee

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Nothing lasts forever. But flames burn brightest just before flickering out, like the colors of Autumn leaves. And new beginnings lurk just around the corner.

This is Not the End Santa Cruz del Director Hilary Islote Campbell lovingly captures the spirit of her family in all of its shades of grey in this captivating silent era style film. RUN TIME 6 min DIR/PROD/SW Hilary Campbell CAST Laurie Campbell

Consider the Ant

On a tiny island off the coast of Colombia, a peaceful way of life is threatened by too many people on land and too few fish in the sea. RUN TIME 19 min DIR/PROD/SW Luke Lorentzen CAST Juan Pablo Julio de Hoyos, Juan Carlos Julio Vasquez

Abandon all hope ye who enter here? Consider The Ant is a personal search for ethics in the postmodern wilds of an overpopulated planet. RUN TIME 11 min DIR/PROD/SW Emily Fraser

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Wandering Rabbi

Rabbi Marshal Klaven is a 34 year-old itinerant rabbi who travels across the American South, visiting a circuit of small Jewish communities that cannot afford a fulltime spiritual leader. RUN TIME 14 min DIR/PROD/SW Henry Wiener PROD Marshal Klaven, Lauren DeFilippo CAST Marshal Klaven

Little Questions

Using the innocent curiosities of a child as a powerful lens, Little Questions follows the journey of a young girl who seeks to understand: what is war? RUN TIME 12 min DIR/PROD Virginia Abramovich PROD Peter Medeiro, Casey Milito SW Ana Damiao de Medeiros

Code Oakland Is Silicon Valley ready to be hacked? Code Oakland profiles dynamic young social entrepreneurs determined that youth or color not be left on the technological sidelines.

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RUN TIME 21 min DIR/PROD Kelly Amis CAST Kalimah Priforce, Kimberly Bryant, Van Jones, Isaiah Martin

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SPECIAL PROFILE

Jill Techel Mayor of Napa

In 1971 Napa Valley gained a new citizen who would eventually become the Mayor of Napa for ten years, JILL TECHEL. Hailing from Grand Forks, North Dakota, the minute Jill landed in the fertile wine country, she became an invaluable member of the community. She is a champion of Napa flood control efforts and a devoted executive of the Leadership Napa Valley program, but above all she is a magnetic leader with an affectionate dedication to the City of Napa. Jill is a recipient of the Preceptor Award for outstanding Leadership Professionals from the National Community Leadership Association and was recently honored as an outstanding alumnus from Central High School. Upon graduating from University of North Dakota with a degree in social work, Jill went on to work for the Girl Scouts organization, first in Salem, Oregon and then in Napa. When her kids, Eric and Kristen, were young, Jill got involved in the Browns Valley Family Club and then the Napa High School Booster Club. Jill was then appointed the first female chairperson for the Napa Parks and Recreation Commission, from which she progressed to become a Napa Valley Unified School Board Member. After six years on the School Board, Jill was appointed to the Napa City Council. Two terms later, Jill ran for Mayor for the first time in 2005. In the past ten years as Mayor, Jill is most proud of her work focused on flood control.

“That project has made our community safer, created wonderful walking paths through town, and contributed over a billion dollars in investment in downtown Napa.” She is also a major proponent, and alumnus, of Leadership Napa Valley, an educational program dedicated to training the community’s next influential leaders and problem solvers. Graduates from this program have gone on to start and build crucial programs such as “Hands Across the Valley” and the DARE Foundation. One of Jill’s favorite things to do is simply to walk around town chatting with merchants and watching locals and visitors alike enjoy Napa. “The Napa locals have such great hearts,” hearts that Jill believes were mightily revealed through the city’s resilience following the earthquake last August. One of her favorite Napa Valley Film Festival moments in 2104 was also a triumphant example of how quickly the city and its residents rallied around each other to rebuild the damaged buildings, including the Uptown Theatre, and streets.

“I had the opportunity to welcome 800 festival attendees at the Uptown before the new Kevin Costner movie Black or White. It was great to be back in that theater after the earthquake and to be celebrating Napa’s recovery. It was a very special evening.”Despite the setbacks caused by the 2014 earthquake, Jill is ecstatic about the future of Napa. With new venues coming to town and organizations and cultural events like the Napa Valley Film Festival continuing to grow, the city of Napa is able to share its warmth and spirit with more and more visitors from around the world. “The film festival is a growing, exciting event that brings more visitors and locals to downtown and all of Napa Valley...It has been fun to see Napa become more vibrant.” The future is indeed very bright for this rediscovered gem of a city.

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Project Eve | Alekto | Dust | Winter Light | Sketch | Pony | Rattle The Hocks Andrew Milne Dreams of Machines | Crafted | Teen Press | Nefertiti's Daughters

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Short Features One

Science Fiction is one of Hollywood’s most successful genres, but is less often found amongst Independent films. Revel in these three visions of alternative realities.

Project Eve

31 min

Professor Michaud is building a robot with artificial intelligence and the physical appearance of a woman. His team preps Eve for the annual NaeroTech press conference. With each passing day, Eve demonstrates that her cognitive abilities are soaring way beyond the Professor’s wildest expectations. In 2014, ERIC TRUONG attended Luc Besson's masterclass in Paris. His first short film Project Eve was presented at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival (Short Film Corner). DIRECTOR Eric Truong PRODUCER Caroline Grosch KEY CAST Charlotte Déniel, Geoffroy Boutan

Alekto

23 min

Policewoman Julia Forward awakens in a primitive and hostile world far away from everything she has ever known. As she navigates the unfamiliar, she simultaneously fights for her survival and seeks to uncover what the allpowerful and omnipresent Alekto Corporation is up to. Zurich-born THOMAS KAUFMANN is an author/3D-artist /producer/director and founder of the Music Collective Metropolitan Bass Scientists. He has produced and directed animated political satire webisodes. DIRECTOR Thomas Kaufmann PRODUCER Michael Mehring SCREENWRITER Michael Mehring KEY CAST Vreni Brun, Chrisian Govetosa, Ecki Hoffmann, Matthias Kreinz, Beate Malkus, Corinne Antigone Müller, Pema Shitsetsang, Steph Stiefel

Dust

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Dust is set in a fantastical, yet doomed reality where a deadly plague is traced to a mysterious dust outside of the world’s oldest city. Director Michael Grier has crafted a gorgeous parable as relevant today as it could be in another few hundred years. MIKE GRIER began his career as a digital artist living in Japan, becoming creative director at a Tokyo-based investment company. He returned to the United States, completing a film degree from Chapman University. He founded Ember Lab, a VFX, animation and game development studio. DIRECTOR Michael Grier PRODUCER Josh Grier SCREENWRITERS Michael Grier, Josh Grier, Jason Gallaty KEY CAST Masashi Odate, Michael Evans Lopez

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A little girl left with an aging rocker, a homeless boy on the mean streets of New York, and young hunters trespassing on an old man’s land. Strap in.

Winter Light

29 min

In the frozen wilderness of Montana, an elderly college professor confronts two young hunters trespassing on his property. Thus begins an escalating battle of wills that test his faith in everything he holds dear. Adapted from the short story by James Lee Burke. JULIAN HIGGINS is a writer/ director whose work has been seen around the globe. A graduate of the American Film Institute, Julian won the 2011 Student Academy Award for his thesis film, Thief. The short played at over 50 festivals and won 26 prizes. DIRECTOR Julian Higgins PRODUCERS Julian Higgins, Justin Allen, Josh Pence, Abigail Spencer, James Lee Burke SCREENWRITER Wei-Ning Yu KEY CAST Josh Pence, Raymond Barry, Vincent Kartheiser, Q’orianka Kilcher, Michael Bofshever

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Sketch

A 12 year-old boy on the autism spectrum survives on his own in an impoverished and dangerous Brooklyn neighborhood by cleverly wielding an impressive arsenal of special talents. STEPHEN BARTON works as a screenwriter in NYC and LA. Sketch is his directorial debut. DIRECTOR Stephen Barton PRODUCERS Petur Sigurdsson, Matt Tauber SCREENWRITER Stephen Barton KEY CAST Kwesi Boyake

Pony

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When a hardworking single mom goes out of town on an important last minute business trip, she is forced to leave her five year-old daughter with Uncle Jeff, a jaded rock musician in his 50s who is ill-prepared to look after a young child. CANDICE CARELLA was a wardrobe stylist for music videos and commercials. She designed for Moby, Wu Tang Clan, Enrique Iglesias,and Gwen Stefani and for TV shows like Revenge, and films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin. She used her knowledge of art and composition to storyboard the film. Pony won the audience award at the Sarasota Film Festival where it premiered. DIRECTOR Candice Carella PRODUCERS Mary Ann Tanedo, Samuel Bayer, Candice Carella, Xander Berkeley SCREENWRITER Candice Carella KEY CAST Xander Berkeley, Suzy Nakamura, Miko Nakano

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Artists pursue their passions across an array of human endeavors, from music to metalwork to hand-crafted ceramics, kitchen knives, and the food we eat.

Rattle the Hocks

30 min

Rattle The Hocks captures the historical relationship between the railroad and American roots music by following The Grahams, a Nashville duo, as they revisit the places that inspired their predecessors and search for the modern echo of older sounds. As a director, CODY DICKINSON is as influenced by MTV as well as the classics. He’s a fan of Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and Terrence Malick. Blending theatre, drama, cinema and performance art is his passion. DIRECTOR Cody Dickinson

PRODUCER Chad Allen Barton

Andrew Milne Dreams of Machines

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Andrew Milne is a mechanical artist obsessed with building machines as spectacular as the art they produce. From a giant camera to oversized zoetropes, Milne's creations and creative process are dazzling to behold. A filmmaker since his early teens, PATRICK LOWE has animated segments for Sesame Street, with three animated 16mm shorts to his credit. His last documentary was The Wonderful Worlds of Nak, a half hour portrait of Winnipeg Artist, Robert Pasternak. DIRECTOR Patrick Lowe

PRODUCER Patrick Lowe

KEY CAST Andrew Milne

Crafted

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Acclaimed filmmaker Morgan Spurlock captures the challenges and triumphs of five modern artisans who share a passion to create with their hands while working in different but related realms. Prepare to be inspired, and hungry. MORGAN SPURLOCK: Director, writer and producer best known for films such as Super Size Me, Chalk, What Would Jesus Buy? and Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? and the documentary television series 30 Days. DIRECTOR Morgan Spurlock

PRODUCERS Erin Glass, Amanda Messenger

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Short Features Four

When revolutions are at hand, be they cultural, technological or political, the change-makers often come in surprising shapes and sizes.

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Teen Press introduces us to eight fairly typical middle school kids doing something remarkable. Inspired by a charismatic teacher, they are learning the ins-and-outs of journalism, and focusing their inquiry on what kind of world they will be inheriting. T.C. JOHNSTONE is a documentary director/producer whose award-winning film Rising From Ashes was executive produced by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker, won 19 film festival awards, and received U.S. and international distribution. He is the founder of the Gratis 7 Foundation which produces films designed to create measurable change, assist the poor, care for the sick, educate the next generation. DIRECTOR T.C. Johnstone PRODUCERS Ryan Scheer, Pamela Tanner Boll, Kristen Johnstone SCREENWRITER T.C. Johnstone

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Nefertiti's Daughters

Nefertiti's Daughters is a potent story of women, art, and revolution. Fearless female artists engage in the struggle for social and political change by creating street art throughout Cairo, incorporating iconic graffiti of the legendary Queen Nefertiti. MARK NICKOLAS is a former aide to Vice President Al Gore. He is currently in pre-production on his first feature-length documentary, a film about the excesses of the “war on terror” entitled A Cloud of Suspicion. DIRECTOR Mark Nickolas PRODUCERS Mark Nickolas, Racha Najdi, Jean Ferreri, Ramy Francis, Jonathan Miller, Monica Martarano James SCREENWRITER Mark Nickolas KEY CAST Ammar Abo Bakr, Amr Nazeer, Bahia Shehab, Christiane Gruber, Mira Shihadeh, Salma Samy, Shahira Amin

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Don Shindle General Manager, Westin Verasa Napa

Each year the Napa Valley sees thousands and thousands of tourists. it’s up to passionate experts like DON SHINDLE from The Westin Verasa Napa to ensure that their experience in the Valley is unforgettable. The hotel visitors choose has a much greater impact on their trip than just quality of a night’s sleep. “Even more so today, people have high expectations of their hotel experience and we need to over-deliver to create guest loyalty. My role, as General Manager, is to support and coordinate all the efforts of my entire team. Whether in a large or small hotel, the complexities of the business and dealing with guests’ needs do not change,” explains Don. The entire staff at The Westin is well educated on local wineries, restaurants, events, and experiences to ensure that guests continue to be impressed and gratified long after they leave the lobby. This exemplary service is not possible without a team leader with a genuine love of this Valley and commitment to service. And that’s Don. Don advocates that the most essential factors in hospitality

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This exemplary service is not possible without a team leader with a genuine love of this Valley and commitment to service. And that’s Don. are: knowing the area, understanding the guests, and serving with enthusiasm. “I have been in the industry for 35 years and still have the same or greater passion for welcoming and serving guests than I did when I first started,” Don exclaimed. “It also doesn’t hurt that the Westin sits on a celebrated Napa River location, is just a short walk to Oxbow Market, the Wine Train, and Downtown Napa, and can boast a partnership with Chef Ken Frank. La Toque, Frank’s Michelin Star restaurant, is an integral part of the hotel itself.” Don will admit...he works really, really hard, and is lucky. However, Don and his team go above and beyond in ways we would never expect. Many people do not realize the amount of work that goes on to ensure that guests have a remarkable stay. Don points out the their finance and IT team is always on point to ensure technology throughout the hotel is effective and working, and departments from engineering to housekeeping that must keep everything clean and in working order. This is an all-team effort that is on 24 hours per day. And then there’s the fitness programs such as Run Concierge that offers a running map and even a running attendant, to pet hospitality programs, to Super Food menu items—all needs and desires for a healthy, happy stay are meticulously considered. Why all these specialized amenities? Because, Don tells us, he’s done his homework. When asked about The Westin’s clientele, Don explains, “They are a perfect combination of successful, driven professionals who understand the need to balance family and wellness in order to create a sense of contentment. Westin guests

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know what they want and aspire to live their lives to the fullest. They are seasoned travelers and appreciate that the Westin brand recognizes their individual tastes and personal choices. The core of the Westin brand speaks to the effort of rejuvenation, such that guests leave feeling even better than when they first arrived.” Another key element of the Westin brand is its reverence and support for local cultural experiences, namely, the Napa Valley Film Festival. The Westin Verasa Napa will serve as this year’s festival headquarters in Napa. You’re most likely to catch Don and his wife at the short films programs, or at a documentary screening (their favorites). “It is incredible to see, in such a short period, how the concept (and vision) of the NVFF presented only 6 years ago has grown into such an international event. The Westin Verasa Napa is immensely proud of our commitment to and involvement in the NVFF and what the NVFF means for the Napa Valley.”

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS Panama Canal Stories | The Little Firemen | 120 Days | No Greater Love | For Grace Datuna: Portrait of America | Tracing Outlines | Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield The Royal Road | Finding Noah | Harry & Snowman | Personal Gold: An Underdog Story | The True Cost Landfillharmonic | F R E E | Bottle Shock The Musical | Life On The Line Tether | Sin Frontera | Wrong Number | In The Clouds

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Sin Frontera 28 min

In the Clouds is a whimsical and sharp-eyed exploration of modern romance and its complexities. Director Marcelo Mitnik examines romantic expectations as they contrast with reality in this appealing cross-cultural comedy set in Buenos Aires.

Director Iz Gutierrez's tension-filled film traces Gabriel's efforts to return to the United States and reconnect with the love of his life after being deported to a dangerous city in Mexico.

DIRECTOR Marcelo Mitnik PRODUCER Marcelo Mitnik, Dave Kajganich, Paula Manzanedo-Schmit SCREENWRITER Marcelo Mitnik KEY CAST Valeria Blanc, Jeremy Glazer, Martin Piroyansky, Veronica Hassan, Javier Drolas, Maria Canale, Alan Sabbagh, Luciano Cazaux, Luz Palazon, Iair Said, Mar铆a Soledad Monteagudo

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MARCELO MITNIK studied film in his native Argentina. His work, in English and Spanish, has been recognized with a British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA/ LA) Fellowship. His directorial efforts, selected for over 50 international film festivals, have won multiple awards.

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IZ GUTIERREZ immigrated from Mexico at 5 years old. His goal in directing films is to emotionally connect audiences with characters in unique social and psychological situations while also educating about human issues. DIRECTOR Iz Gutierrez PRODUCER Natalie Lam, Natalie Wade SCREENWRITER Iz Gutierrez KEY CAST Eduardo Enrikez, Brenda Romero, Rafael Cobos Delgado

Tether 18 min

Wrong Number 8 min

Set in an isolated Guatemalan village, director Eve Symington weaves the compelling tale of Neli, an ambitious Mayan girl, who sets out on a journey to help her pregnant older sister who is on the verge of death. Young Neli is faced with the decision to save her family or follow her dreams.

This enigma of a film opens with an almost still-life visual of a phone, a fishbowl, and a diagram of nooses. Rain falls steadily outside. A man calmly fixes the rope around his neck. Then the phone rings.

EVE SYMINGTON has been a filmmaker since childhood. A recent graduate of NYU's film program in Singapore, she currently lives in LA. DIRECTOR Eve Symington PRODUCER Charly Feldman SCREENWRITER Eve Symington KEY CAST Priscila Sim贸n, Delia Cumez, Herbert Ignacio, Maria Tel贸n

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ERNESTO RIVERA-MACHUCA is a film school graduate from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. His first short film Oidos Sordos (Deaf Ears) Won the IV National College Short Film Festival Cortocinema in 2006 in M茅xico. His other passion is painting. DIRECTOR Ernesto Rivera-Machuca PRODUCER Ernesto Rivera-Machuca SCREENWRITER Ernesto Rivera-Machuca KEY CAST Carlos Hoeflich, Azucena Evans @NAPAFILMFEST

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LATINO SPOTLIGHT We are proud to include in this year's Festival program a spotlight on films exploring the spectrum of Latino heritage and culture. THREE FEATURE FILMS and a program of FOUR SHORT FILMS will be presented back-to-back on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College. We are honored to partner with the Mexican American Vintners Association who will serve wine from its member wineries before and after each screening at the College. Each of the films in this special spotlight section will also have a second screening elsewhere in the valley during the Festival. Savor these films and meet the filmmakers from Argentina, Panama, Mexico, and the United States.

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Panama Canal Stories Five fascinating shorts span a century (1913-2013) in the history of the Panama Canal. The quintet of stories is rich with historical detail and socio-political implications, sharply acted and dramatically conveyed by five Panamanian filmmakers. PITUKA ORTEGA HEILBRON directed and produced several short films and the award winning 2008 documentary Los Puños de una Nación. She is currently the Director of the International Film Festival of Panama (IFF Panama).

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RUN TIME 106 min DIRECTORS Pituka Ortega Heilbron, Carolina Borrero, Pinky Mon, Luis Franco Brantley, Abner Benaim

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PRODUCERS Pablo Schverdfinger, Pituka Heilbron, Ileana Novus SCREENWRITERS Alejandro Fadel, Manuel Rodriguez, Martin Mauregui

120 Days

KEY CAST Carlos Alemán, Ivan González, Lakisha May, Luis Manuel Barrios, Andre Morris, Hannah Schöbitz, Kathleen Wise

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120 Days

The Little Firemen

120 Days is a deeply moving and powerful account of a family man—and undocumented worker—who faces imminent deportation from the country where he has raised his children. Director Ted Roach burrows in and gives us a wrenchingly personal view of his subject, Miguel Cortes, and alongside his close-knit family, humanizing a pressing and polarizing national issue. TED ROACH is a director/editor whose productions have screened in over 40 film festivals, won many awards, and have been broadcast internationally. He has spent over 15 years in the film, television and digital media industries and has produced web shorts for the National Park Service, NOAA and The American News Project.

Evoking a vivid sense of place with striking cinematography and a fascinating story, director Quincy Perkins delves into daily life deep within the Andes. He focuses on the brave efforts of a small group of young teen boys who risk their lives to save others along a perilous Peruvian road. Year Completed: 2014

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QUINCY PERKINS has been making films since he was very young. His mother was a museum designer and his father a smuggler. He has worked in independent films and Hollywood films for eight years. His credits as a casting and location assistant include The Cat in the Hat, Cronicas, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Little Firemen is the most dangerous film he has ever worked on and also the closest to his heart.

PRODUCERS Ted Roach, Brad Allgood, Margaret Herman

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RUN TIME 79 min

PRODUCERS Quincy Perkins, Blake Hunter, Anne O’Shea, Brian Quattrini

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No Greater Love

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The emotional residue of war can be as tough as fighting the war itself. Director Justin Roberts, an Army chaplain, explores the effects of a dangerous tour of duty in Afghanistan from the inside—a rarity for a filmmaker. He probes his own turbulent emotions after wartime while interviewing veterans about their battlefield experiences and challenges faced in reintegrating to civilian life. We see the complexities of war through the eyes of those on the frontlines in Roberts’ powerful documentary. NVFF is proud to present this very special Veterans Day program. Advance tickets for non-passholders are available at nvff.org. As an active duty, JUSTIN D. ROBERTS wrote, filmed, and directed No Greater Love. He has a masters from Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies and Media Arts and Communication. In film, he was a Co­Executive Producer in The Hornet’s Nest, and his footage has been featured in an Emmy Award winning Nightline Memorial Day Special. He and his wife, Magen have a two-year­old daughter named Gwenyth.

MARK HELENOWSKI is a commercial filmmaker whose clients include Nike, Gatorade and Virgin airlines. RUN TIME 93 min DIRECTORS Mark Helenowski and Kevin Pang KEY CAST Curtis Duffy, Ruth Snider, Michael Muser

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KEVIN PANG is a James Beard Awardwinning food writer for the Chicago Tribune and contributes to Vanity Fair and Lucky Peach magazines.

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In this insightful documentary, directors Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski deftly capture the compelling story of renowned chef Curtis Duffy as he prepares to open his dream restaurant, Grace, at one of the worst times in his personal life. His is a fascinating story that includes a traumatic family tragedy which propelled him to focus much more intensely on his culinary ambitions. From early on, he found solace in the kitchen. With encouragement from a warm-hearted Home Economics teacher in his early teens, Duffy realizes his dream. We cheer him along in this enthralling story of inventive cuisine, passionate zeal, family and sacrifice.

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Datuna:

Tracing Outlines

PORTRAIT OF AMERICA Visual artist David Datuna, an émigré from former Soviet Georgia, pursues a dream of cultural and artistic freedom in his adopted country, the United States. David becomes the first contemporary artist in the world to utilize early wearable technology devices like Google Glass on a major scale: a 12-foot American flag covered in his signature style of optical lenses designed to engage a new generation. While working on the project, David’s personal life takes a dramatic turn when he discovers he has stage 3 lung cancer. BRIAN BAYERL began his career at PBS where he earned two Associated Press Awards and a regional Emmy. In 2010, he teamed up with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) to complete 8: The Mormon Proposition, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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California-born CAYCE MELL is an actress and writer who learned acting and directing from her producer-actressactivist mother, Margaret Raphael. Tracing Outlines is Cayce’s first feature film. Years running an animal sanctuary in western Pennsylvania led her into the world of PSAs and documentary work. RUN TIME 82 min

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In 1941 Betty Rockwell opened a modern and abstract art gallery in downtown Pittsburgh. Though it closed in 1947, for those six years she exhibited what would become the most profound modern art of the century years before it hit mainstream culture. The astonishing list of over 100 artists she showed upends the perceived timeline of modern art and places her and her modest steeltown gallery in the same category as other acclaimed institutions such as MOMA, the Guggenheim, and the Whitney.

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Sweet Blues:

A FILM ABOUT MIKE BLOOMFIELD Director Bob Sarles explores the life and music of the late great blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Mike and his soaring musicality were the embodiment of Chicago blues, and his influence reached the San Francisco Bay Area and the social and cultural revolutions of the 60s. "You know, I like sweet blues... I want to be singing. I want to be sweet," the legend is reported to have said. Mike’s sweet sound has been carried forward by such great artists as Carlos Santana, B.B. King, and Charlie Musselwhite, to name just a few. BOB SARLES has directed films at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Seattle’s Experience Music Project Museum, and Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis. For twenty years he has produced artist tribute films for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He was a producer and editor on VH1's Behind The Music, and a Primetime Emmy-nominated film and TV editor.

The Royal Road From acclaimed filmmaker Jenni Olson, The Royal Road is a stunning feature-length cinematic essay that offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War. This assessment is paralleled by nostalgic musings on butch identity, unattainable women, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. Olson presents these intimate reflections in contrast to the contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes. JENNI OLSON is one of the world's leading experts on LGBT cinema history and is currently VP of e-commerce at WolfeVideo. com. Her debut feature film, The Joy of Life premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play a pivotal role in renewing debate about the need for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, earning the Outfest Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement RUN TIME 65 min DIRECTOR Jenni Olson

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PRODUCERS Christina Keating, Bob Sarles

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Finding Noah

Harry & Snowman

Legend has sited the final resting place of Noah’s Ark on Mt. Ararat, a remote 17,000 ft mountain in Eastern Turkey. In recent history, pilots flying over the mountain have caught glimpses of what they were convinced was the ark, frozen in a glacier. Director Brent Baum follows a group of intrepid explorers using modern technology to determine whether or not Noah’s Ark is really there. Finding Noah poses more than a question of faith and a quest for answers; it is a testament of the human spirit. Narrated by Gary Sinise.

Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer journeyed to the United States after World War II and T h e Wh i n n i e s developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued from the glue factory. Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation’s blue bloods and becoming rags to riches media darlings. They appeared twice in Life Magazine and on the popular game show, To Tell The Truth. During the 1959 National Horse Show in NYC, the pair even appeared on television with Johnny Carson.

BRENT BAUM is a veteran film producer and entertainment industry executive. His directorial debut is the feature documentary Finding Noah, an intimate portrayal of a group of intrepid explorers searching for Noah’s Ark. RUN TIME 97 min DIRECTOR Brent Baum PRODUCERS Brent Baum, Matthew Marsden

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RON DAVIS is inspired by stories where the underdog succeeds against all odds, as in his first two films, Pageant (2010 The Sundance Channel) and Miss You Can Do It (2013, HBO). He enjoys making films about inspiring true stories that take audiences on a full emotional journey, as they watch average people live through extraordinary circumstances. RUN TIME 84 min

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Personal Gold:

The True Cost

Personal Gold: An Underdog Story tells the unlikely but true story of four women cyclists who become America's medal hope at the London Olympics when the men's team is banned during the Lance Armstrong drug scandal. Director Tamara Christopherson, a decorated Olympian kayaker, bonds with the elite female athletes in a way that invites us to ride along for every painful lap of the track and the grueling training regimens required to rise to the top.

Director Andrew Morgan’s provocative new film, The True Cost, explores the impact of the fashion industry on people as well as the planet. While the price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, the human population and environmental costs continue to grow. Guiding us around the world into the lives of those making and selling our clothes, Morgan explores the global damage being done and the ways we are buying into it. The True Cost includes interviews with top voices from the fashion industry as well as prominent human rights and environmental activists.

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Napa Bike is organizing a special ride and culinary experience before the Sunday screening. Details at NapaBike.org. Advance tickets for just the screening for non-passholders are available at nvff.org. TAMARA CHRISTOPHERSON is an Olympian who competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games as a sprint kayaker for the U.S. Team, and is currently President of the Southern California Olympians and Paralympians, the oldest and largest Olympic alumni organization in the U.S.

ANDREW MORGAN focuses on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for both commercial and film projects. Andrew graduated from the Los Angeles Film School. He lives in LA with his wife Emily, their four children, and a pug named Tuna. RUN TIME 89 min DIRECTOR Andrew Morgan

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INSPIRE 2015 is a multi-school field trip to the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. 1,200 Napa County middle and high school students will watch documentary films and participate in extended discussions with both the filmmakers and their inspirational subjects. INSPIRE 2015 also brings something new this year: members of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay will perform on stage after the screening of Landfillharmonic. The 2015 Destiny Arts Troupe will perform after the screening of F R E E, a film about the unique dance company in Oakland. Young minds will open, horizons will expand, lives will change. It will be a day to remember. INSPIRE is a core component of NVFF’s Education & Outreach Programs.

Co-sponsored by Napa Valley Festival del Sole. festivaldelsole.org Supported by the Cameo Cinema, Lincoln Theater, Microsoft, the LEF Foundation, Anisya & Lynn Fritz, and the John Brockway Huntington Foundation.

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Landfillharmonic

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Landfillharmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When its story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight and a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. When a natural disaster strikes, music director Favio Chavez must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. Landfillharmonic is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

F R E E follows five Oakland teens over the course of a challenging year at the competitive Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company. Candid discussions of alienation, HIV status, sexual abuse, and gang violence contribute to the dauntingly complex storylines that shape performance they co-create. “I am sitting on the sidewalk…there’s a sign taped to my forehead that reads F-R-E-E,” Tilly, a dancer, reads in an exercise. Under the gentle guidance of their director, the young dancers find release and acceptance in performing their stories. They turn courage, determination, and stamina into a contagious joy and a breathtaking, inspiring performance.

Advance tickets for non-passholders are available at nvff.org. BRAD ALLGOOD's films have taken him into the heart of the Nicaraguan rainforest, as well as to remote Caribbean islands, the Kalahari desert and African jungles. Brad served 3 ½ years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. GRAHAM TOWNSLEY is an Emmynominated director of documentaries for PBS and NOVA including Dawn of the Maya, The Great Inca Rebellion, Maya Apocalypse, and more. He trained as an anthropologist and has a Ph.D from Cambridge University. RUN TIME 84 min DIRECTOR Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley PRODUCERS Alejandra Amarilla (Founder & Executive Producer), Rodolfo Madero (Executive Producer), Belle Murphy (Executive Producer), Juliana Penaranda-Loftus (Producer/ Co-Director)

DAVID COLLIER is an award winning documentary filmmaker, visual artist, and storyteller. SUZANNE LAFETRA is a freelance writer, journalist, filmmaker, and mother to four teens. She believes in the power of film as a medium for social change. RUN TIME 73 min DIRECTOR David Collier, Suzanne LaFetra PRODUCER David Collier (Director/Producer/Director of Photography), Suzanne LaFetra (Director/Producer) SHOWTIM ES

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Inspired by the true story of the infamous 1976 “Judgment of Paris,” the new stage musical follows one of the winning Napa wineries, Chateau Montelena, and the relationship between owner Jim Barrett and his son Bo. When English sommelier Steven Spurrier shows up in Napa Valley looking for contenders for his “friendly and impartial competition” between French and American wines to be held in Paris, Barrett is skeptical. But at the urging of his son and the community, their Chardonnay is included and history is made.

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Join us for the first-ever live concert readand-sing through of the show, which is being adapted from the hit film Bottle Shock and aiming for its world premiere in San Francisco in 2016. A grand tasting of wines from wineries affiliated with the 1976 competition follows. All passholders are invited to attend the concert at no extra charge. Non-passholders may purchase advance tickets while seats remain available. Members of our Patron Circle are invited to attend the grand tasting; others (passholders and non-passholders alike) may purchase a separate ticket for the tasting.

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RUN TIME 110 min CREATORS Charles Vincent Burwell, James D. Sasser DIRECTOR Galen Fletcher, Kent Nicholson JAMES SASSER has been involved for two decades in dozens of new musical works as an actor, writer and producer on Broadway and internationally. James grew up in West Germany and Napa. VINCENT BURWELL has composed music and performed all over the world. He’s even played Carnegie Hall. Vincent grew up in Petaluma.

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12:30 PM LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access to Concert and Discussion: • No extra charge for pass holders • $75 for Reserved VIP Seating • $25 for General Admission Access to post-concert Wine Tasting: • no charge for Patron Circle • $25 for everyone else

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Life On The Line In rough and tumble southeast Texas, Beau Ginner (John Travolta) and his crew of eccentric linemen are scrambling to upgrade the electrical grid. The linemen work hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity. Beau is haunted by the electrocution death of his younger brother years ago, a tragedy that left Beau raising his niece, Bailey, on his own. Bailey is now a young woman, and Beau is determined that she will go to college and have a better life than his. As a major storm approaches and the linemen deal with a series of increasingly dangerous breakdowns, stress mounts, relationships are tested, and each character puts his or her life on the line.

RUN TIME 92 min DIRECTOR David Hackl PRODUCERS Phillip Glasser, Marvin Peart SCREENWRITERS Primo Brown, Peter I. Horton, Dylan Scott DAVID HACKL is a Canadian film director who got his start as a production designer. He was production designer and second unit director on Saw III and IV, and Repo! The Genetic Opera. He directed Saw V in 2008 and Into the Grizzly Maze, an action/horror thriller set in Alaska starring James Marsden, Piper Perabo and Billy Bob Thornton.

CAST John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, Julie Benz, Sharon Stone, Gil Bellows

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This program generously supported by Michele & David Glasser

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FILM INDUSTRY PANELS Lively conversations on the latest developments in FILM and ENTERTAINMENT.

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HATT HALL AT THE NAPA RIVER INN 500 MAIN ST, NAPA Passholder Access: All Passholders Non-Passholder Rush Tickets: $15 per panel

Q&A Learn from the experts as creatives and executives discuss current issues and day-to-day challenges; plus the ever-popular Pitch Contest.

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The Panel Conversations on Friday and Saturday take place at Hatt Hall at the Napa River Inn, Presented by Sony. The Pitch Competition Final Smackdown takes place Sunday morning at City Winery. Panel sessions generally run about 90 minutes. Please Note: All times, topics, moderators and panelists are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please visit nvff.org.

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9:00am | Actors in Conversation Moderator Elvis Mitchell chats informally with a panel of actors attending with this year’s festival films. Topics include how they choose roles, what their dream parts might be, directors they’d love to work with, and the favorite characters they’ve played. Get a peek behind the curtain into the lives of these talented actors.

9:00am | Shattering the Glass Lens: Women Behind the Camera Moderator Lissa Gibbs talks with women filmmakers about their work and the challenges they face in a male-dominated industry. Panelists may include: Elise Pearlstein, Senior Vice President, Participant Media; Love the Coopers director Jessie Nelson; Gren Wells, director of The Road Within, Jeanne Mau, Vice President of Diversity, CBS Entertainment.

9:00am | Pitch Competition: The Final Smackdown City Winery, 1030 Main Street, Napa

11:00am | Critical Mass: Meet the Powers Behind the Pen and the Web Moderator Claudia Puig talks to some of the industry’s most well-known critics about the state of film criticism and the challenges and opportunities created by changing technology. Panelists may include: Amy Nicholson, Village Voice; Alonso Duralde, TheWrap; Alynda Wheat, People Magazine; and Justin Chang, Variety.

11:00am | Playing with Power and Making Movies Moderator: John Horn gets the scoop from top Hollywood power players as they discuss what it really takes to move promising film projects from idea to print to screen. Panelists may include: David Glasser, The Weinstein Company; Laura Rister, Untitled Entertainment; Bobby Moresco (Oscar-winning writer of Crash); and Nicholas Gonda, producer of Terrence Malick’s films.

Ten finalists pitch their ideas for new films or TV shows to top studio executives who show no mercy in providing constructive feedback. Join us for one of the most exciting and eyeopening sessions of the festival and find out who has the winning pitch! The NVFF PITCH COMPETITION connects new writers and filmmakers with the industry's best creative executives and producers to discover fresh ideas for the next blockbuster film or hit TV series. 20 semi-finalists will be invited to a private "boot camp" on November 12. Producer and pitch writer Scott Manville and industry veteran Peter Belsito will convey the ins and outs of successful pitching. Scott and Peter will select 10 finalists to go into “the room” for the very public "Final Smackdown" on Sunday, November 15. Deadline for submitting pitches is October 15. To submit your pitch, please visit nvff.org for more details. Join us to see who wins on November 15! Deadline for submitting pitches is October 15. To submit your pitch, please visit nvff.org for more details. Join us to see who wins on November 15!

PITCH COMPETITION PRIZES & AWARDS Top 20 Semi-Finalists Receive: • Exclusive invitation to “Boot Camp”, the pitch competition semi-finals. • Complimentary full five-day Festival Pass for the Festival. (Any additional passes must be purchased. Semi-Finalists will also be responsible for their own lodging and travel.) Top 10 Finalists Receive: • Opportunity to pitch The Weinstein Company, Fox Searchlight, and Untitled Entertainment executives at Sunday’s Final Smackdown. • Complimentary 1-Year Membership & listing for your pitch at iPitch.tv, the industry's newest marketplace online for filmmakers, writers, and producers.

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Winner Receives: • $1000 cash prize provided by Scott Manville of Manville Media Ventures, Inc • Invitation to present their winning pitch to the development and production team at The Weinstein Company in Los Angeles. • A one-on-one lunch meeting in Beverly Hills with Robert Kosberg, Executive Producer of such films as "12 Monkeys" (Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis), and "The Hardy Men" (Tom Cruise, Ben Stiller).

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SUPER BOWL 50 LOMBARDI TROPHY TOUR

Super Bowl 50 will be played in the Bay Area on February 7, 2016. Leading up to the big game, the eight Lombardi trophies won by the Raiders and 49ers are being displayed together for the first time, appearing at festivals throughout the Bay Area. Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to host the family-friendly exhibit that features history of the Super Bowl, Bay Area football stories, photo opportunities with the trophies, past and current player appearances, and more. Wednesday is Veterans Day, with most schools closed. Bring the whole family to visit the exhibit before or after seeing the amazing film Landfillharmonic at the Lincoln Theater (with a live concert by the students from Paraguay who play instruments made from trash—The Recycled Orchestra, see page 137). Or later in the afternoon, check out the exhibit before catching our powerfully-inspiring special Veterans Day presentation of No Greater Love, also at the Lincoln Theater (see page 131). The exhibit continues with us through Thursday.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 & THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 12:00pm – 5:00pm | NAPA VALLEY MUSEUM 55 PRESIDENTS CIRCLE, YOUNTVILLE Access: Free Admission, Family-Friendly

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Our former "Lifestyle Pavilion" has migrated across the river and evolved into the spectacular Riverfront Promenade at the Napa River Inn

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OPEN THURSDAY, NOV 12 – SUNDAY, NOV 15 10:30am – 5:30pm | 500 MAIN STREET, NAPA Passholder Access: All Passholders (Note: Day Pass holders must have the appropriate day) Non-Passholder Tickets: $50 day access Friday – Sunday. The Culinary stage is Invite Only on Thursday, November 12 for Variety's 10 to Taste. SURPRISE AND DELIGHT ALONG THE RIVER Discover the NAPA WINE PAVILION (for pavilion times and participating wineries see page 149), STELLA ARTOIS LOUNGE, interactive exhibits by festival sponsors, FERGUSON CULINARY STAGE (view schedule on page 147) presented by Traditional Home and a portfolio of wines at the TERLATO WINE BAR.

Cohiba Cigars, EO Products, Henderson, HINT Water, Kettle Chips, Mezzetta, Selamat Designs, Zico

FIND YOUR ZEN MORNING YOGA CLASSES produced by Jennifer Heminger of Integrative Healing. 8:30am – 10:00am (Free for passholders, $20 for non-passholders. For the full yoga schedule view page 151) Visit the FESTIVAL STORE and pick up stylish NVFF-branded hats, jackets, T-Shirts, and more for yourself, family and friends. Enjoy!

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RIVERFRONT PROMENADE 500 MAIN ST, NAPA Passholder Access: All Passholders Non-Passholder Tickets: $50 (Includes access to all Culinary Demonstrations, Stella Artois Airstream & Lounge, Wine Pavilions)

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CULINARY DEMOS

Join us at the FERGUSON CULINARY STAGE, presented by TRADITIONAL HOME where our very own food and wine experts share their creativity and mouthwatering insights. And this year, you’ll meet some of the filmmakers who will share the stage with the Chefs. Inspired artists + Inspired Chefs = Inspired pairings.

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C UL I N A RY D EM OS Demonstrations usually run 45 minutes, and there is limited seating and capacity. Check www.nvff.org for updated information about the culinary demonstration schedule and details.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Pair Like a Pro Wine Spectator's Cheryl Lewis moderates a panel to how to “Pair Like a Pro” with Liz Barrett from Terlato Family Wines, and Chef Rodney Worth. Invite yourself into the inner circle and get new and surprising tips about creative wine and food pairings. 1 bites. 2 wines. And repeat two times.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 11:00am – 11:45am | Kollar Chocolates: An Art Form Having worked in kitchens across the country for nearly 20 years, Chef Chris Kollar sweetened his culinary talents three years ago and became a self-taught chocolatier and owner of Kollar Chocolates. Watch Chris create magic as he makes classic hand-rolled truffles. Chris will review the ABCs of chocolate: how it’s grown, chocolate-making principals and techniques, and how it’s made at Kollar. Chris Kollar has been named one of the top 10 Chocolatiers in North America.

12:15pm – 1:00pm | Blake Elsinghorst Chef Blake Elsinghorst is a French trained chef practicing in the Southern United States. Chef Blake focuses on French technique and classic fare, while infusing local ingredients and Southern nuances into many of his dishes. For this southern-inspired demo, Chef Blake whips up gluten-free fried chicken and pineapple coconut rum cake. Guest filmmaker: Allen Frederic, Director of The King of New Orleans (p. 70).

1:30pm – 2:15pm | Nick Ritchie, Atlas Social Atlas Social Chef/Owner Nick Ritchie makes ricotta smoked mozzerella dumplings a.k.a. "Gnocchi 3.0.” You will not want to miss learning about and tasting this unusual and delectable culinary sensation.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 11:00am – 11:45am | Kara’s Cupcakes, paired with NVFF short film Play Date

12:15pm – 1:00pm | Valentina Guolo-Migotto, ‘UnChef’/Co-Owner, Ca’ Momi & Dario De Conti, Master Pizzaiolo

12:15pm – 1:00pm | Jason Kupper, Heritage Eats

Join UnChef and slow-food movement enthusiast Valentina Guolo-Migotto as she walks us through the traditional cuisine of the Italian countryside. See, touch, taste, hear and feel the heart-crafted passion of handmade, organic pasta fresca, and the many delectable ways to bring this to your family table with each passing season. Featuring flavors and offerings directly sourced from Ca’ Momi’s Napa Valley farms and restaurants, including the newly vitalized Ca’ Momi Osteria, located in the heart of downtown Napa.

1:30pm – 2:15pm | Jake Rand, Eikos Watch the extraordinary master create one of the most heavenly dishes on earth: Cold Smoked Hamachi Sashimi with Frisee Salad, Shaved Walnuts and a white soy vinaigrette. Jake will also offer tips on how to cure and cold smoke hamachi (yellowtail) on a stovetop or outdoor grill and the proper way to slice fish for a sashimi style presentation. Prepare to be mesmerized as he prepares the vinaigrette and assembles the dish on stage. Kampai!

Jason is Chef and Co-Founder of Heritage Eats. He is an advocate for small farms, blending local ingredients with global flavors in an approachable street food style.

1:30pm – 2:15pm | Tyler Rodde, Oenotri Join Chef Tyler Rodde, Chef/Owner of Oenotri in downtown Napa, to celebrate Northern California's local seafood bounty. In conjunction with Oenotri's annual Oceanic Dinners, Chef Rodde will demonstrate the fabrication and preparation of a local seafood selection, preparing a recipe in line with his restaurant's rustic, Southern Italian approach to creating flavorful dishes grounded in the best local ingredients available. Expect to be dazzled.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 11:00am – 11:45am | John McConnell & Matthew Accarrino, paired with NVFF film Personal Gold

John McConnell, resident chef at Clif Family Winery, and SPQR’s chef Matt Accarrino both love to cook...and cycle. Witness these powerful chefs as they create two recipes that reflect their common passions. They promise a dish that provides energy for a long bike ride, and a “recov-ery” dish that helps sustain an athlete after a big push. Film director Tamara Christenson, here to present her movie Personal Gold, about the female cycling team that took home the gold in London, takes on the role of sous chef in this energetic demo. There may be a culinary team time trial in store for the athletes in the crowd!

Kara Lind shares her life long love of sweets and baking as she prepares a batch of specially designed and delicious cupcakes inspired by the Napa Valley Vine Trail. An avid cyclist, Kara prefers to combine as many of her passions into her daily work as possible. So why not a cup-cake that might motivate athletes and couch potatoes alike to get on the trail and work out in the fresh air? Then, one can eat more cupcakes. Special guest filmmaker Paige Kimball, the director of the adorable film Play Date, will share her story about how her film—about baking cupcakes of course– came to life. See Play Date at the festival!

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NEW THIS YEAR! VARIETY'S 10 TO TASTE presented by Food Network and Cooking Channel Thursday, November 12 11:00am – 1:00pm Riverfront Promenade 500 Main Street, Napa Tasting. Presentation. Conversation. 10 of Napa Valley's most innovative chefs present their fresh spin on dishes inspired by iconic film scenes in movies such as Big Night, Pulp Fiction and Julie and Julia. A distinguished panel samples the dishes along with the audience and discusses current culinary trends, opportunities and challenges in the industry today. Panelists recently announced include BOBBY FLAY, Chef, Emmy Award Winning Television Personality, and NYT Bestselling Author; LEE SCHRAGER, Vice President Corporate Communications & Events, Southern Wine & Spirits, and founder of South Beach and NYC's Wine & Food Festivals. Additional panelists to be announced. Variety's Steve Chagollan moderates. Due to limited capacity, this event will be limited to our Patron Circle and Pass Plus guests who are the first to RSVP. Invitations will go out the first week of November.

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SNIFF ‘N SIP The smell of young wine is called an “aroma” while a more mature wine offers a more subtle “bouquet.”

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WINE EXPERIENCES No other festival offers the variety and quality of the wines curated for you each day at the Wine Experiences in each of our festival villages. Take a break from watching films to taste wine from our favorite vintners pouring their finest selections. The NVFF Wine Experiences include our Wine Pavilion in Napa and St.Helena and Wine Strolls in Yountville and Calistoga. Wine Pavilions feature wines from several wineries all in one place at one time, while our Wine Strolls allow you to walk leisurely through the main streets of each town to visit a series of participating tasting rooms for a complimentary tasting experience.

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FRIDAY – SUNDAY 3:00pm – 5:00pm Passholder Access: All Passholders Non-Passholder Tickets: Only In Napa If you purchase a $50 Day Access ticket.

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Napa Wine Pavilion

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Wine Stroll Yountville

Riverfront Promenade, 500 Main Street (Non-Passholders can purchase a $50 ticket to access the Riverfront Promenade)

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, 739 Main Street

Friday–Sunday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

FRIDAY | NextGen

PARTICIPATING WINERIES Cornerstone Cellars 6505 Washington Street Chiarello Vineyards/Napa Style 6525 Washington Street Hill Family Estate 6512 Washington Street hope & grace 6540 Washington Street Jessup Cellars 6740 Washington Street Priest Ranch 6490 Washington Street Raymond Vineyards 6505 Washington Street

FRIDAY | Carneros Wine Alliance The Carneros Wine Alliance is a non-profit association of wineries and grape-growers in the Carneros in the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA). A cool-climate appellation influenced by the waters of the San Francisco Bay, Carneros has long been known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparking wine production. The Carneros Wine Alliance is committed to promoting the distinction, diversity and above all, quality, of grapes and wines from Carneros. Featured Wineries: Bouchaine Vineyards, Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Truchard, Poseidon Vineyard, Etude, Clos Du Val, and Domaine Carneros

SATURDAY | Napa General Store Wine Club Focusing on small handcrafted artisan wines almost exclusively from the Napa Valley. Representing small producers making less than 1,000 cases. These wines are truly unique, hand-crafted and express the winemaker's vision and passion. Featured Wineries: Avatar Vintners, Inc., BOS Wine, Chase Cellars, Croze · Smith Wooten, Fortunati Vineyards, Kasten Family Wines, Lobo Wines, Maroon Wines, Noble Wines, Nichelini Family Winery, Three Clicks, Tres Sabores, Wharton Wines

SUNDAY | Mexican American Vintners Association (MAVA) Wines produced by Mexican-American vintners, who advocate quality standards and promote and support the contributions of their members. Featured Wineries: Ceja Vineyards, Encanto Vineyards, Herencia del Valle, Honrama Cellars, Justicia Wines, Llamas Family Wines, Maldonado Family Vineyards, Mario Bazan Cellars, Mi Sueno Winery, Renteria Wines, Scalon Cellars

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As representatives of established wineries, The Next Generation in Wine offers younger wine enthusiasts an alternative way to access their wineries. Featured Wineries: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Bonded Winery #9/Ghost Block, Broman Cellars, Ceja Vineyards, Long Meadow Ranch, Monticello Vineyards, Trinitas Cellars, Truchard Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery

SATURDAY | Appellation St. Helena A chance to taste wines from the birthplace of the Napa Valley wine industry and the valleys oldest Viticultural Association. Featured Wineries: Ballentine Vineyards, Benessere Vineyards, Crocker & Starr, Dancing Hares Vineyard, Ehlers Estate, Hall Winery, Pellet Estate, Raymond Vineyards, Roberts + Rogers Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Salvestrin Winery, Stanton Vineyards, Young Inglewood Vineyards

SUNDAY | Rutherford Dust Society Since the late 19th century, the growers and vintners of Rutherford have played a significant role in the development of Napa Valley as a world-class winegrowing region. We invite you to join us in enjoying the fruits of our labor and preserving the heritage and vineyards of Rutherford in the Napa. Valley. Featured Wineries: Alpha Omega, Altra Wines, Conn Creek Winery, Foley Johnson Wines, Freemark Abbey Winery, Honig Vineyards & Winery, Inglenook, Long Meadow Ranch Winery, PEJU Winery, Provenance Vineyards, Rutherford Grove Winery, Rutherford Hill Winery, SR Tonella Cellars, Sullivan Vineyards, Tres Sabores Winery

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Wine Stroll Calistoga Friday–Sunday 3:00pm – 5:00pm

PARTICIPATING WINERIES August Briggs 1307 Lincoln Avenue Huge Bear Wines 1373 Lincoln Ave. Mt. View Hotel & Spa with guest wineries Summers Estate Wines Bennet Lane and Charles Krug, 1457 Lincoln Ave. Olabisi 1226 Washington Street Romeo Vineyards & Cellars 1224 Lincoln Avenue Tamber Bey 1251 Tubbs Lane Tank Garage Winery 1020 Foothill Boulevard T-Vine Winery 810 Foothill Boulevard

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LATE NIGHT AT NVFF SP E C I A L E VE N T S

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WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY 10:00pm – 1:00am CITY WINERY TAP BAR & RESTAURANT, NAPA Access: All Passholders Your late night party headquarters for more wine, cocktails, bites and music from our guest DJs—filmmakers who like to spin tunes!

FRIDAY NIGHT BASH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 10:00pm – 1:30am MARTIN SHOWROOM, ST. HELENA Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Join host Erin Martin at her high-style eponymous showroom in St. Helena. Enjoy wines from Favia Erickson Winegrowers and Caldwell Vineyards, beer from Stella Artois, premium Tequila tasting with Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine, and cocktails by Charbay. Soak up the spirits with party snacks from local gourmet food purveyors and dance the night away to killer music by guest DJs. 150

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 10:00pm – 1:00am NAPA VALLEY MARRIOTT HOTEL & SPA, NAPA Access: All Passholders You've been to the films, the Special Events, the Culinary Stage. Now it's time to really party! Head down to the Marriott for the Late Night Bourbon Tasting. Enjoy that Speakeasy feel at a no-host bar featuring flights of Bourbon, complimentary Stella Artois and light bites, and music you can move to.

VINTNER CIRCLE AFTER PARTY SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 10:00pm – 1:30am LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE Access: Patron Circle After the Vintner Circle Dinners come to a close, there's late night fun to be had backstage at the Lincoln Theater in the Von Saal Style Lounge. The party with the filmmakers continues with live music, wine, cocktails, Stella Artois, cigars and late night bites.


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Passholder Perks

It pays to be a passholder! During the Festival, these restaurants, spas, and businesses are generously extending special offers. Please show your Passholder Perks card to redeem these special offers. Offers valid Nov. 11–15, 2015 only. NAPA Anette’s Chocolates Complimentary Truffle with purchase plus 10% off any Caramel or Chocolate Sauce. Atlas Social 10% discount on entire bill. Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca 10% discount on entire bill. City Winery Tap Bar & Restaurant 15% off weekend brunch. Norman Rose Tavern 10% discount on entire bill. Napkins Bar + Grill One complimentary appetizer (of chef's choice) per table with purchase of entree. No Corkage Fee.Limited to one bottle per table. Tarla Mediterranean Grill One complimentary appetizer (chef's choice) per table with purchase of entree. No Corkage Fee. Limited to one bottle per table. Bounty Hunter Rare Wines & Spirits “Happy Hour” all day! 2 for 1 Bounty Hunter brand wines / 2 for 1 Draft Beers. Mark Herold Wines Complimentary “Tasting of Joy.” Napa General Store Receive a two-for-one Napa artisan wine tasting along with 15% off any wine purchase.

Napa Valley Roasting Company 15% off coffee drinks. Vintage Sweet Shoppe Buy One Get One Free: Wine and Chocolate pairing. Includes four 2 oz. pours, four chocolates, a chocolate dipped strawberry, and a cabernet truffle for each person. Silverado Resort and Spa The Grill at Silverado: Receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with purchase of any dinner entrée. The Spa at Silverado: Receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with the purchase of each treatment (massage, facial, or body scrub) and 10% off in the boutique and gift shop.

ST. HELENA Clif Family at Velo Vino and Bruschetteria Food Truck Complimentary espresso and artisan dessert pairing. Check in at the bar at Velo Vino to receive your perk. Woodhouse Chocolate 15% off. Golden Harvest Restaurant 10% off bill. Sherwin Family Vineyards Complimentary wine tasting. V. Sattui Winery 2 for 1 tasting. CALISTOGA Bennett Lane Winery 10% off any wine purchase. Up Valley Vintners 2 for 1 wine tasting. Brannan’s Grill Chef’s choice appetizer with purchase of meal. Barolo Chef’s choice appetizer with purchase of meal.

YOUNTVILLE Kollar Chocolates 10% off any purchase. hope & grace 2 for 1 tasting. Hurley’s Restaurant Free glass of wine with purchase.

Stay Fit: Festival Fitness

You’ve arrived. Maybe you’ve traveled a distance to get here and now you’ll be sitting for quite some time to watch our phenomenal lineup of films. Stay comfortable and limber this festival season when you hit a yoga class prior to theater hopping! Enjoy an amazing array of classes Thursday through Sunday taught by some of the Bay Area’s finest. THURSDAY – SUNDAY 8:00am – 10:00am RIVERFRONT PROMENADE, NAPA 9:00am – 11:00am FARMSTEAD AT LONG MEADOW RANCH, ST. HELENA

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Passholder Access: All Passholders Non-Passholder Tickets: $20 Cash or credit cards accepted for all classes. Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes prior.

ST. HELENA Thursday, November 12: Lisa Ackerman Friday, November 13: Laura Burkhart Saturday, November 14: Laura Burkhart Sunday, November 15: Jasper Trout

NAPA Thursday, November 12: Jennifer Heminger Friday, November 13: Melanie Salvatore-August Saturday, November 14: Malia Hill Sunday, November 15: Dana Damara

Forget your mat? No problem. There will be mats available for rental or purchase at each class.

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Unveiling History at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

For the first time in our history, the iconic estate vineyards of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars are on display. Please join us for a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in our new FAY Outlook & Visitor Center, with sweeping views of the estate against a backdrop of the Stags Leap Palisades.

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At Markham Vineyards, discover acclaimed wines crafted by one of Napa Valley’s first wineries.

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At your next special occasion, savor the very best from California’s Napa Valley. The exceptional wines in the Terlato Napa Valley Holiday Collection bring an elegant touch to any celebration. Featuring wines from Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill & Chimney Rock.

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Napa Valley Film Festival, a non-profit organization, celebrates the cinematic arts and enriches the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs.

Board of Directors Robert Jennings, Board Chair Paratus Vineyards

Patrick Davila Meadowood Napa Valley

Irene & Ed Ojdana, Vice-Chair Vineyard 511

David Glasser The Weinstein Company

Marc Lhormer, Co-Founder Executive & Artistic Director

J. Todd Harris Branded Pictures Entertainment

Brenda Lhormer, Co-Founder Co-Director

Paul Baker & Ron Hofmann BWR Public Relations

Kim Johnson, Executive Committee Okapi Wines

Don Shindle Westin Verasa Napa

Carissa Ashman C-StarPR, Inc.

Michael Woods Mount View Hotel

Michelle Baggett Alpha Omega Winery Stephen Bruno Netflix

Carrie Markham Corporate Secretary/Treasurer Gaw Van Male General Counsel

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Education and Outreach Programs Informing and inspiring the next generation

FILMMAKERS-IN-THE-SCHOOLS PROGRAM Filmmakers and subjects speak with Napa County students in their classrooms during the week of the festival. Teachers and students select the films they would like to screen in advance, and prepare for intensive discussions with the filmmakers and subjects of the films during the week of November 9. Right Footed (p. 86) Meet Jessica Cox, a courageous and inspirational woman born without arms: motivational speaker, mentor and advocate for people with disabilities. CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (p. 81) CODE exposes the dearth of American female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. 120 Days (p. 130) A law-abiding family of undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States for twelve years have just 120 days to figure out their future. Program Goals: • To expose students to films, filmmakers and subjects that open the conversation about critical, social relevant and timely issues in students’ lives by screening and discussing socially conscious films • To provide instruction and resources through select workshops, as well as internships and summer opportunities, that will inspire and motivate those students with a desire to pursue filmmaking as a means of self-expression

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play (p. 80) Bounce follows the bouncing ball from animal play through professional sports to video games, exploring why we play and what play says about who we are and where we are going as a civilization. The Mask You Live In (exclusively appearing in NVFF’s Filmmakers in the Schools Program) As a society, how are we failing our boys? The Mask You Live In looks at the sociological implications of the phrase “Be A Man” and how it plays out throughout a boy’s development.

• To reach more than 3,000 students, parents and other community members throughout the year through unique programs both in school and in the community

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FREE OF CHARGE (Passholders admitted first) The Cameo Cinema featured a friendly competition of local student short films as part of their annual Family Film Festival in May. Winners in four categories were chosen by a panel of judges, including NVFF Director Brenda Lhormer: an overall winner, and one each for High School, Middle School, and Elementary School. NVFF is proud to give our local student filmmakers an opportunity to have their films screened at the festival and to be acknowledged at our Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 15.

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Middle School Winner War Ellie Aslanian RLS Middle School, 7th Grade

High School Winner Making a Kitchen Knife Everett Noel Nevada Union High, 10th Grade

Elementary School Winner The Portal Potty Andrew Raynor Howell Mountain Elementary School, 3rd Grade

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Festival Team and Partners

Marc Lhormer Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director

Brenda Lhormer Co-Founder, Co-Director

Ben Mahoney Operations Director

Carrie Markham Administrative Director

Claudia Puig Consulting Program Director/Film Industry Liaison

Monica Barrows Corporate Development Director

Mindi Levine Marketing Director

Debbie Young Volunteer Director

Kelsey Frazier Digital Media Manager

Whitney Haskin Program Coordinator

Blair Hunt Executive Assistant

Bonnie Cullen Development Associate

Patricia Grant Customer Service Manager

Mecaela Miller Operations Manager

Melody Mahoney Operations Assistant

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timeless design for modern living The home of Jean-Pierre Conte and Hillary Thomas in St. Helena, California as seen in Traditional Home, July/August 2015

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The Napa Valley Film Festival benefits from the talents and efforts of the wonderful folks listed here who help us out seasonally and throughout the year.

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FESTIVAL CONSULTANTS

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Russel Emmerson

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Chris Vasquez

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Cat & Adam Stone Stone Management

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Donnell Corelle Filmmaker Hospitality Director Perrin Brown Hospitality Assistant Jessica Benjamin Hospitality Assistant Emma Steele Artists-In-Residence Coordinator Cory Black VIP Guest Services Sean Dempsey Sponsor Hospitality Fearon DeWeese Patron Circle & Vintner Circle Program Director Michael Fox Festival Maitre D'

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You believed in us. You partnered with us. From the very beginning. 2011– 2015. We are humbled and grateful. Thank you for being a part of the Napa Valley Film Festival for 5 Years! NVFF would not be here without you. With love and appreciation, The NVFF Team

Please see nvff.org/5-Year-Partners for a big shout out to our 5 Year Sponsors, Patrons, and Partners!

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Volunteer Leadership

Thank you to all of our 600 volunteers who devote their time, energy, and expertise to help make the Festival a success! As our trusted ambassadors, they are happy to assist you with all things Festival. VOLUNTEER MANAGERS Michelle Bagwell

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Barbara Reel

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Linda Herrera

Amy Rice

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Ima Holcomb

Anne Marie Riedel

Joe Bravo

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Erica Sieff

Alethea Candia

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Elizabeth Stokkbye

Elaine Demann

Cyndy Lesawyer

Nancy Terhorst

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Mary Madden

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Thank Yous All 2015 Lodging Partners All 2015 Volunteers and Volunteer Managers Laila Aghaie Celeste Akiu, River School Carissa Ashman Jennifer & Martin Ash David Aten Bella Babot and Richard Baer Michelle & Robin Baggett Paul Baker Aaron Baracco Sierra Barnes Iris Barrie Marilyn Barrows Chuck Barrows Taylor Bartolucci Carliza Bataller, American Canyon Middle School Lisa Batto Judy Behrendt Pamela Beigh Neil Berkeley Sara Bernstein Tara Bianchi, Yountville Elementary Liz Biber Cory Black Carol Boeddiker Elaine Boloyan, American Canyon High School Dona Kopol-Bonick and John Bonick Phyllis Boyson Leslie Bramwell-Smith Chelsea Braun Karen Brocker, Silverado Middle School Amy Brown Perrin Brown Stephen Bruno Cathy Buck Vincent Burwell Cassandra Butcher Irene G Byrne, Blue Oak School Jennifer Byrnes The Ladies and Gentlemen of Cadet Wine & Beer Bar Karen & Oliver Caldwell Keith Caldwell Calistoga TID Vicki Campbell Mayor Chris Canning Mary Cardoza Kimberly Carlisle Nanci Caron Harley, Melissa and Bennett Carr Sean Casady Michael Charney Michael Chiarello Eileen Chiarello Maria L. Cisneros, Valley Oak High School Nancy Collet Ann Marie Conover Host Housing Contributors Alex Creasia Darryl Cullen

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Cindy Dahlgren Stephanie Dauer Patrick Davila Kathryn de Maigret Cindy Deutsch Maria Duarte Cheryl Fiedler Jen De Forest, Blue Oak School Cheryl Lynn de Werff, Howell Mtn School Regina DeBow Diane Dillon Barry Dodds Janet Donley Max Duley Mayor John Dunbar John Durham Jonathan Elliman Sarah Elliman Teresa Ely, St. Helena High School Zoe Fairbourn Lynn Ewing-Fogelman Joe Fineman Michael Fox Ken Frank Angela Franceschi Paul Franson Joanne Frazier Rick Frazier Kevin Frazier Maureen French Michelle Frisch Sue Furdek Parley Gagne Mayor Alan Galbraith Sandra Garcia, Harvest Middle School Margo and Pete Georgiadis Michele and David Glasser Bob Gligorea Megan Goedewaagen Linda Goldfarb Peter Goldwyn Buddy Grant Adam Green Farley Green David Greenbaum Lindsey Griffin Lindsey Griffin Dan Guando Joel Haddad Carlos Hagedorn Nicole Hamilton Brendon Hannaford Blake Hanson Colleen Harmon Amy Powers & Todd Harris Heidi M. Harrison, Justin-Siena High School Janet Haskin Brad Haskin James Haskin Lizzette Hauck Leigh & Rick Hayes John Heflebower Shanti Hernandez Teri Hill Zoe and Ron Hofmann Susan Holmer

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Visiting the City of Napa is an essential part of any trip to America’s premier winegrowing region. Situated on the Napa Valley’s southern tip, it’s the first city you’ll reach as you drive north and an easy jaunt from San Francisco Bay Area. Visitors will find a growing list of Zagat-rated restaurants, more than 20 wine bars and tasting rooms, top quality lodging, theaters and galleries, and diverse shopping opportunities.

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“What do the City of Napa and the Napa Valley Film Festival have in common? They’re both getting better and better every year! Our City is experiencing an amazing renaissance, with an ever-expanding banquet of food and wine, beautiful new places to stay, and parks and open space that give us new ways to enjoy our riverfront and downtown. Our menu of arts and cultural offerings is growing, too, and one of the greatest success stories is the Napa Valley Film Festival. Whether you are a local or a visitor, we are happy to have you here to enjoy all that the Festival and our City bring to the table.”

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Famous for its natural hot springs, resorts, and healing mud baths, Calistoga has drawn residents and visitors to the Napa Valley for over a hundred years. Surrounded by vineyards and world-famous wineries, Calistoga is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the fine wines and sample the outstanding regional cuisine.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

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Schedule of film screenings and major events as of September 30. Please check nvff.org for the most up-to-date information.

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UPTOWN THEATRE

10:00 AM

HATT HALL

CITY WINERY

10:00 AM

REMEMBER

SHORT FEATURES ONE

95 min › p. 52

THE LIBRARY

NV COLLEGE

10:15 AM

TRACING OUTLINES 82 min › p. 132

81 min › p. 120

12:00 PM–5:00 PM

LOMBARDI TROPHY TOUR Napa Valley Museum p. 144

12:30 PM

LOUNGE SHORTS

1:00 PM

CAROL 118 min › p. 53

94 min › p. 103

1:30 PM

DOC SHORTS ONE

1:45 PM

DATUNA:

PORTRAIT OF AMERICA

80 min › p. 113

77 min › p. 132

4:00 PM

WELL WISHES 94 min › p. 102

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

THE BOTTLE

80 min › p. 86

SOMM: INTO

RIGHT FOOTED

5:15 PM

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

93 min › p. 51

83 min › p. 82

7:30 PM–10:00 PM

7:30 PM

SOMM: INTO

FRIENDS AND ROMANS

THE BOTTLE

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Riverfront Promenade

BOTTLE

85 min › p. 88

88 min › p. 96

SOMM: INTO THE SINCE

p. 18

8:45PM

93 min › p. 51

A PLACE TO STAND 85 min › p. 85

10:00 PM–1:00 AM

FILMMAKER VINYL City Winery p. 150

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Film Industry Panels p. 142–143

Wine Experiences p. 148–149

Special Events Round-Up p. 34–35

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN THEATER

PRIEST RANCH

10:00 AM

ST. HELENA CAMEO CINEMA

FARMSTEAD THEATER

10:00 AM

SWEET BLUES

10:15 AM NARRATIVE SHORTS THREE SHORT FEATURES 86 min › p. 109 TWO

57 min › p. 133

CALISTOGA NATIVE SONS

CAIRDEAN THEATER

THE GLIDERPORT

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

106 min › p. 129

82 min › p. 107

PANAMA CANAL STORIES

NARRATIVE SHORTS ONE

82 min › p. 121

11:30 AM–7:00 PM

FESTIVAL SHORTS

Drop-In for a Taste of This Year's Short Film Programs (No Rush)

1:30 PM

1:30 PM

LANDFILL HARMONIC

HARRY & SNOWMAN

84 min › p. 137

1:30 PM

1:45 PM

FOR GRACE

84 min › p. 134

93 min › p. 131

DOC SHORTS THREE 83 min › p. 115

2:00 PM

SHORT FEATURES FOUR 71 min › p. 123

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

NO GREATER LOVE

KING GEORGES 77 min › p. 83

94 min › p. 131

5:00 PM

LIFE UNDER SIEGE

5:15 PM

SHORT FEATURES THREE

70 min › p. 84

5:30 PM

LIFE IN COLOR 86 min › p. 71

84 min › p. 122

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

103 min › p. 75

95 min › p. 62

TUMBLEDOWN

45 YEARS

8:30 PM

8:45 PM

THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS 81 min › p. 70

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OUTLIVING EMILY 87 min › p. 74

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Thursday, November 12

Schedule of film screenings and major events as of September 30. Please check nvff.org for the most up-to-date information.

NAPA SPECIAL EVENTS

UPTOWN THEATRE

HATT HALL

CITY WINERY

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

THE TRUE COST 89 min › p. 135

DOC SHORTS THREE

THE LIBRARY

9:45 AM

DOC SHORTS TWO

83 min › p. 115

82 min › p. 114

11:00 AM–1:00 PM

p. 147

LOMBARDI TROPHY TOUR

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

p. 144

NARRATIVE SHORTS TWO

1:30 PM

45 YEARS

THE SUBMARINE KID 109 min › p. 99

85 min › p. 108

95 min › p. 62

2:30 PM–3:30 PM

p. 146

NARRATIVE SHORTS THREE

12:00 PM–5:00 PM

Napa Valley Museum

CULINARY DEMOS

10:00 AM

86 min › p. 109

VARIETY'S 10 TO TASTE Riverfront Promenade

NV COLLEGE

1:15 PM

SHORT FEATURES TWO

1:30 PM

CITY OF GOLD 96 min › p. 63

82 min › p. 121

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

FILMMAKER HAPPY HOUR p. 35

4:00 PM

WELCOME TO HAPPINESS 108 min › p. 101

5:00 PM

MOMENTS OF CLARITY

5:30 PM

THE ROYAL ROAD

5:00 PM

HONEYGLUE

5:15 PM

BOUNCE

107 min › p. 67

72 min › p. 80

97 min › p. 73

65 min › p. 133

7:30 PM

NIGHT OWLS

8:00 PM–2:00 AM

FESTIVAL GALA

93 min › p. 97

8:30 PM

Lincoln Theater p. 20

9:00 PM

10:00 PM–1:00 AM

FILMMAKER VINYL

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

LOLA'S LAST LETTER

8:30 PM

8:45 PM

SHORT FEATURES THREE

81 min › p. 72

ASTRAEA 98 min › p. 66

84 min › p. 122

122 min › p. 62

City Winery p. 150

11:00 PM

NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT 80 min › p. 98

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Film Industry Panels p. 142–143

Wine Experiences p. 148–149

Special Events Round-Up p. 34–35

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN THEATER

PRIEST RANCH

ST. HELENA CAMEO CINEMA

10:00 AM

DATUNA:

10:30 AM

97 min › p. 134

NATIVE SONS

CAIRDEAN THEATER

THE GLIDERPORT

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

LATINO SHORTS

PORTRAIT OF AMERICA

FINDING NOAH

FARMSTEAD THEATER

CALISTOGA

75 min › p. 128

WEEPAH WAY FOR NOW 89 min › p. 100

77 min › p. 132

10:30 AM

THE LITTLE FIREMEN

70 min › p. 130

11:30 AM–7:00 PM

FESTIVAL SHORTS

Drop-In for a Taste of This Year's Short Film Programs (No Rush)

1:30 PM

1:30 PM

MAN IN THE MACHINE

79 min › p. 81

STEVE JOBS: THE

CODE

1:30 PM

1:45 PM

PERSONAL GOLD 89 min › p. 135

LOUNGE SHORTS 94 min › p. 103

128 min › p. 59

2:00 PM

HARRY & SNOWMAN 84 min › p. 134

5:00 PM

FOR GRACE

5:30 PM

93 min › p. 131

SPOTLIGHT

5:00 PM

5:15 PM

120 DAYS 79 min › p. 130

128 min › p. 55

3RD STREET BLACKOUT 87 min › p. 94

5:30 PM

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND 101 min › p. 69

GALA FILM SCREENING

8:00 PM–2:00 AM

FESTIVAL GALA

8:30 PM

p. 20

8:30 PM

8:45 PM THE UNCONDEMNED TRACING OUTLINES 87 min › p. 89

FRIENDS AND ROMANS 88 min › p. 96

82 min › p. 132

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ROMEO IS BLEEDING 93 min › p. 87

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Friday, November 13

Schedule of film screenings and major events as of September 30. Please check nvff.org for the most up-to-date information.

NAPA SPECIAL EVENTS

UPTOWN THEATRE

HATT HALL 9:00 AM

CITY WINERY

p. 143

93 min › p. 131

11:00 AM

CULINARY DEMOS

9:30 AM 9:45 AM

SHORT FEATURES FOUR

FOR GRACE 11:00 AM–2:15 PM

NV COLLEGE

9:00 AM

ACTORS IN WELL WISHES CONVERSATION 94 min › p. 102 10:00 AM

THE LIBRARY

A PLACE TO STAND 85 min › p. 85

71 min › p. 123

CRITICS PANEL p. 143

p. 146

12:30 PM

FRIENDS AND ROMANS

1:00 PM–4:00 PM

INDUSTRY MIXER

1:30 PM

BEST OF ENEMIES

Solage Resort p. 35

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

87 min › p. 61

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

p. 149

Stella Artois Airstream p. 35

WINE EXPERIENCES

88 min › p. 96

1:30 PM

1:00 PM

1:15 PM

LIFE UNDER SIEGE 70 min › p. 84

THE UNCONDEMNED 87 min › p. 89

83 min › p. 82

FILMMAKER HAPPY HOUR

4:00 PM

WEEPAH WAY FOR NOW 89 min › p. 100

5:30 PM

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND

6:00 PM

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

101 min › p. 69

5:00 PM

5:15 PM

CODE

5:30 PM

THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS

79 min › p. 81

OUTLIVING EMILY 87 min › p. 74

81 min › p. 70

Lincoln Theater p. 23

7:30 PM–10:00 PM

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES PATRON DINNER

Inn on Randolph p. 25

3RD STREET BLACKOUT

8:00 PM–1:30 AM

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

A-LISTER & MOVIE MOGUL DINNER PARTY Raymond p. 25

10:30 PM–1:30 AM

10:00 PM–1:00 AM

Martin Showroom p. 150

City Winery p. 150

FRIDAY NIGHT BASH

192

7:30 PM

87 min › p. 94

9:00 PM

TUMBLEDOWN 103 min › p. 75

LIFE IN COLOR

9:00 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS ONE

86 min › p. 71

IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG 78 min › p. 68

82 min › p. 107

FILMMAKER VINYL

8:30 PM

8:45 PM

11:00 PM

CRUSHED 111 min › p. 95

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Film Industry Panels p. 142–143

Wine Experiences p. 148–149

Special Events Round-Up p. 34–35

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN THEATER

PRIEST RANCH

ST. HELENA CAMEO CINEMA

9:30 AM

SON OF SAUL

10:00 AM

107 min › p. 54

CITY OF GOLD 96 min › p. 63

FARMSTEAD THEATER

9:45 AM

DOC SHORTS ONE

CALISTOGA NATIVE SONS

CAIRDEAN THEATER

10:00 AM

THE GLIDERPORT

10:00 AM

SINCE

10:30 AM

85 min › p. 88

WELCOME TO HAPPINESS

80 min › p. 113

NARRATIVE SHORTS TWO 85 min › p. 108

108 min › p. 101

11:30 AM–7:00 PM

FESTIVAL SHORTS 1:00 PM

FESTIVAL FAVORITE

Drop-In for a Taste of This Year's Short Film Programs (No Rush)

1:00 PM

YOUTH

1:15 PM

118 min › p. 57

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HONEYGLUE 107 min › p. 67

1:30 PM

DOC SHORTS TWO 82 min › p. 114

5:00 PM

RIGHT FOOTED 80 min › p. 86

5:15 PM

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

1:30 PM

THE BOTTLE

72 min › p. 80

SOMM: INTO

BOUNCE

93 min › p. 51

5:00 PM

KING GEORGES 77 min › p. 83

6:00 PM

1:30 PM

NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT

5:30 PM

ASTRAEA 98 min › p. 66

80 min › p. 98

5:30 PM

MOMENTS OF CLARITY 97 min › p. 73

p. 23

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

VERY SEMISERIOUS

LOVE THE COOPERS

83 min › p. 60

105 min › p. 56

8:45 PM

ROMEO IS BLEEDING 93 min › p. 87

8:30 PM

NIGHT OWLS

9:00 PM

93 min › p. 97

SHORT FEATURES ONE 81 min › p. 120

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9:00 PM

LOLA'S LAST LETTER 81 min › p. 72

193


DAILY SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 14

Schedule of film screenings and major events as of September 30. Please check nvff.org for the most up-to-date information.

NAPA SPECIAL EVENTS

UPTOWN THEATRE

HATT HALL 9:00 AM

CITY WINERY

HARRY & SNOWMAN

80 min › p. 98

84 min › p. 134

9:45 AM

SINCE

10:00 AM

85 min › p. 88

11:00 AM

11:00 AM–2:15 PM

CULINARY DEMOS

NV COLLEGE

9:00 AM

WOMEN BEHIND NO MEN THE CAMERA BEYOND THIS p. 143 POINT

9:30 AM

THE LIBRARY

THE LITTLE FIREMEN 70 min › p. 130

POWER PLAYERS p. 143

p. 146

12:30 PM

WELCOME TO HAPPINESS

1:00 PM

CODE

79 min › p. 81

108 min › p. 101

1:30 PM

HONEYGLUE 107 min › p. 67

1:15 PM

ROMEO IS BLEEDING

1:30 PM

120 DAYS

93 min › p. 87

79 min › p. 130

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

WINE EXPERIENCES p. 149

4:00 PM

THE SUBMARINE KID 109 min › p. 99

5:00 PM

LATINO SHORTS

5:15 PM

ASTRAEA

5:30 PM

LIFE IN COLOR

75 min › p. 128

98 min › p. 66

86 min › p. 71

7:00 PM

VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS

7:30 PM

LOUNGE SHORTS

p. 26

94 min › p. 103

PANAMA CANAL NARRATIVE STORIES SHORTS THREE 106 min › p. 129

9:00 PM

DOC SHORTS TWO 10:00 PM

10:00 PM

Von Saal Lounge at Lincoln Theater p. 35

Marriott Hotel & Spa p. 150

8:30 PM

8:45 PM

86 min › p. 109

82 min › p. 114

VINTNER CIRCLE MARRIOTT LATE AFTER PARTY NIGHT PARTY

194

11:00 PM

NIGHT OWLS 93 min › p. 97

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Film Industry Panels p. 142–143

Wine Experiences p. 148–149

Special Events Round-Up p. 34–35

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN THEATER

PRIEST RANCH

ST. HELENA CAMEO CINEMA

FARMSTEAD THEATER

CALISTOGA NATIVE SONS

CAIRDEAN THEATER

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

9:30 AM

LIFE UNDER SIEGE

RIGHT FOOTED 80 min › p. 86

THE GLIDERPORT

10:15 AM

70 min › p. 84

THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS

10:00 AM

A PLACE TO STAND

OUTLIVING EMILY

81 min › p. 70

87 min › p. 74

10:00 AM

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR 83 min › p. 82

85 min › p. 85

11:30 AM–7:00 PM

FESTIVAL SHORTS

Drop-In for a Taste of This Year's Short Film Programs (No Rush)

12:30 PM

BOTTLE SHOCK THE MUSICAL 110 min › p. 138

1:00 PM

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND 101 min › p. 69

1:00 PM

TUMBLEDOWN

1:30 PM

1:45 PM

MOMENTS OF CLARITY

103 min › p. 75

FREE 73 min › p. 137

1:30 PM

THE UNCONDEMNED 87 min › p. 89

97 min › p. 73

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

92 min › p. 139

118 min › p. 57

LIFE ON THE LINE

5:00 PM

5:15 PM

YOUTH

BOUNCE

KING GEORGES

5:30 PM

72 min › p. 80 private screening

77 min › p. 83 private screening

LOLA'S LAST LETTER 81 min › p. 72

5:30 PM

IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN HONG KONG 78 min › p. 68

7:30 PM

JAMES WHITE 85 min › p. 58

8:30 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS ONE 82 min › p. 107

8:30 PM

8:45 PM

DOC SHORTS THREE 83 min › p. 115

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NARRATIVE SHORTS TWO

111 min › p. 95

85 min › p. 108

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DOC SHORTS ONE 80 min › p. 113

195


DAILY SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 15

Schedule of film screenings and major events as of September 30. Please check nvff.org for the most up-to-date information.

NAPA SPECIAL EVENTS

UPTOWN THEATRE

HATT HALL

CITY WINERY

THE LIBRARY

NV COLLEGE

9:00 AM 9:30 AM

SWEET BLUES 57 min › p. 133

PITCH: FINAL SMACKDOWN

9:30 AM

BOUNCE

p. 143

9:30 AM

9:45 AM

OUTLIVING EMILY

72 min › p. 80

LIFE UNDER SIEGE 70 min › p. 84

87 min › p. 74

11:00 AM–2:15 PM

CULINARY DEMOS p. 146

12:00 PM

WEEPAH WAY FOR NOW 1:00 PM

89 min › p. 100

1:00 PM

PERSONAL GOLD

ROMEO IS BLEEDING

89 min › p. 135

1:00 PM

1:15 PM

THE UNCONDEMNED

93 min › p. 87

FINDING NOAH 97 min › p. 134

87 min › p. 89

3:00 PM–5:00 PM

WINE EXPERIENCES

3:30 PM

CRUSHED

p. 149

111 min › p. 95

4:30 PM

IT'S ALREADY TOMORROW IN 5:00 PM KING GEORGES HONG KONG 78 min › p. 68

5:15 PM

THE KING OF NEW ORLEANS

77 min › p. 83

81 min › p. 70

7:00 PM

3RD STREET BLACKOUT 87 min › p. 94

8:30 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

Uptown Theatre p. 31

8:30 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY p. 31

8:30 PM

JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND 101 min › p. 69

10:00 PM–12:00 AM

10:00 PM–12:00 AM

City Winery p. 33

p. 33

WRAP PARTY

WRAP PARTY

196

8:45 PM

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Film Industry Panels p. 142–143

Wine Experiences p. 148–149

Special Events Round-Up p. 34–35

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN THEATER

ST. HELENA

PRIEST RANCH

9:30 AM

CAMEO CINEMA

FARMSTEAD THEATER

CALISTOGA NATIVE SONS

CAIRDEAN THEATER

9:30 AM

BEST OF ENEMIES

9:30 AM

SHORT FEATURES TWO

87 min › p. 61

THE GLIDERPORT

10:00 AM

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR

10:15 AM

82 min › p. 121

SHORT FEATURES FOUR

THE SUBMARINE KID 109 min › p. 99

10:00 AM

RIGHT FOOTED 80 min › p. 86

83 min › p. 82

71 min › p. 123

11:30 AM–7:00 PM

FESTIVAL SHORTS 1:00 PM

VERY SEMISERIOUS

Drop-In for a Taste of This Year's Short Film Programs (No Rush)

12:30 PM

JAMES WHITE

1:00 PM

85 min › p. 58

107 min › p. 67

THE ROYAL ROAD

1:45 PM

83 min › p. 60

HONEYGLUE

1:30 PM

SINCE 85 min › p. 88

65 min › p. 133

1:30 PM

A PLACE TO STAND 85 min › p. 85

3:30 pm–4:30 pm

STUDENT SHORTS p. 157

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

BORN TO BE BLUE

CAROL

5:00 PM

5:15 PM

118 min › p. 53

97 min › p. 63

SHORT FEATURES ONE

MOMENTS OF CLARITY

5:30 PM

81 min › p. 120

SHORT FEATURES THREE

97 min › p. 73

5:30 PM

CODE

79 min › p. 81

84 min › p. 122

8:00 PM

SOMM: INTO THE

8:30 PM

BOTTLE

THE TRUE COST

93 min › p. 51

89 min › p. 135

8:45 PM

LIFE IN COLOR 86 min › p. 71

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WELL WISHES

9:00 PM

TUMBLEDOWN

94 min › p. 102

103 min › p. 75

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9:00 PM

ASTRAEA 98 min › p. 66

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Film Index 120 Days............................................ p.130 3rd Street Blackout............................... p.94 33, The................................................. p.50 45 Years............................................... p.62 Alekto................................................. p.120 American Renaissance........................ p.113 And Counting...................................... p.113 Andrew Milne Dreams of Machines...... p.122 Astraea................................................. p.66 Best Man Wins, The............................ p.109 Best of Enemies.................................... p.61 Big Boy............................................... p.103 Birthday.............................................. p.107 Born To Be Blue....................................p.63 Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play...............................p.80 Carol.....................................................p.53 Celluloid Dreams................................. p.107 CI: A TEDD Talkumentary.................... p.103 City of Gold........................................... p.63 Clos Selene..........................................p.114 Code Oakland..................................... p.115 CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap........ p.81 Consider the Ant................................. p.115 Crafted............................................... p.122 Crushed................................................ p.95 Datuna: Portrait of America................. p.132 Democracy in the Driver’s Seat............ p.109 Down the Road................................... p.108 Dust.................................................... p.120 El Cacao..............................................p.114 Elder................................................... p.113 Falling to Pieces.................................. p.107 Family Next Door, The...........................p.82 Finding Noah...................................... p.134 For Grace............................................ p.131 F R E E............................................... p.137 Friends and Romans............................. p.96 From Tonga......................................... p.113 Future Perfect, The............................. p.108 Growing Farmer....................................p.114 Harry & Snowman............................... p.134 His Last Game.................................... p.107

Home................................................. p.109 Honeyglue............................................. p.67 In the Clouds....................................... p.128 Intersection......................................... p.107 It’s Perfect Here.................................. p.107 It’s Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong...... p.68 James White.........................................p.58 Jane Wants a Boyfriend......................... p.69 King Georges........................................p.83 King of New Orleans, The...................... p.70 Landfillharmonic................................. p.137 Last Ones, The.................................... p.103 Let’s Not Panic.................................... p.103 Life In Color.......................................... p.71 Life On The Line.................................. p.139 Life Under Siege: Exploring Gaza’s Secret Tunnels..................................p.84 Little Firemen, The.............................. p.130 Little Questions................................... p.115 Lola’s Last Letter................................... p.72 Love the Coopers.................................. p.56 Love Yourself....................................... p.103 Low/Fi................................................. p.107 Luchadora........................................... p.113 Magic Act........................................... p.108 Man Wakes Up, A................................ p.103 Mask You Live In, The......................... p.157 Mess, The........................................... p.109 Molly................................................... p.108 Moments of Clarity................................ p.73 Moving On.......................................... p.103 Nefertiti’s Daughters............................ p.123 Night Owls............................................ p.97 No Men Beyond This Point.................... p.98 No Greater Love.................................. p.131 Obituaries........................................... p.109 Outliving Emily...................................... p.74 Panama Canal Stories......................... p.129 Peacock Killer..................................... p.109 Personal Gold: An Underdog Story....... p.135 Place to Stand, A...................................p.85 Play Date............................................ p.108 Pony................................................... p.121

Project Eve.......................................... p.120 Rattle the Hocks................................. p.122 Remember............................................ p.52 Riding the Highline...............................p.114 Right Footed.........................................p.86 Romeo is Bleeding................................ p.87 Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball....................... p.113 Royal Road, The.................................. p.133 Santa Cruz del Islote............................ p.115 Sin Frontera........................................ p.128 Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103............................p.88 Sketch................................................ p.121 Somm: Into the Bottle............................ p.51 Son of Saul...........................................p.54 Sounds We Have No Letters For ......... p.103 Spotlight............................................... p.55 Stanford Prison Experiment, The........... p.62 Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine................................. p.59 Submarine Kid, The............................... p.99 Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield.............................. p.133 Teen Press.......................................... p.123 Tether................................................. p.128 This Is Not The End............................. p.115 Tracing Outlines.................................. p.132 True Cost, The.................................... p.135 Tumbledown......................................... p.75 Une Passion d’Or et de Feu..................p.114 Uncondemned, The..............................p.89 Very Semi-Serious................................. p.60 Wandering Rabbi................................. p.115 Weepah Way For Now.......................... p.100 Welcome to Happiness........................ p.101 Well Wishes......................................... p.102 Winter Light........................................ p.121 World Class......................................... p.103 Wrong Number.................................... p.128 Youth.................................................... p.57 Zelos................................................... p.108 Zio Ninuccio.........................................p.114

INFORMATION Artists In Residence..............................p.44 Awards Ceremony................................. p.31 Box Office............................................. p.15 Bottle Shock The Musical.................... p.138 Celebrity Tributes.................................. p.23 Culinary Demonstrations...................... p.146 Education & Outreach......................... p.157 Events Roundup....................................p.34 Festival Faculty..................................... p.42 Festival Fitness................................... p.151

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Festival Gala.........................................p.20 Festival Jury.......................................... p.40 Festival Late Night............................... p.150 Festival Overview................................... p.11 Film Industry Panels............................ p.142 How To Festival..................................... p.12 INSPIRE 2015..................................... p.136 Lombardi Trophy Tour.......................... p.144 Opening Night....................................... p.18 Passholder Perks................................ p.151

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Patron Circle......................................... p.16 REELFEELS........................................... p.46 Riverfront Promenade......................... p.145 Schedule Grids.................................... p.188 Theaters............................................... p.46 Traditional Home Showhouse............... p.152 Village Maps........................................ p.179 Vintner Circle Dinners............................ p.26 Wine Experiences................................ p.148 Wrap Party............................................p.33

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