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napa | yountville | st. helena | calistoga

NOV 9 - 13, 2016

On The Red Carpet Lee Daniels, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kurt Russell and more p. 27 At The Festival Gala Biggest film, food & wine party of the year p. 34 On The Culinary Stage Tyler Florence, Melissa King and more p. 148


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VINTNER CIRCLE The Vintner Circle represents the wineries contributing some of the most elegant and distinctive elements that make the Napa Valley Film Festival such a unique and special experience. Vintner Circle members share their finest wines at the A-List Dinner Party Thursday evening celebrating our Celebrity Tributes Honorees, present large-format bottles of their finest wine to Award Winners during the Saturday evening Awards Ceremony, and provide VIP tasting opportunities at the Festival Gala that follows. Vintner Circle members also host one of the highlights of the festival: our famed Vintner Circle Dinner Series, with 21 simultaneously unfolding intimate evenings of food, wine and animated conversation about cinematic storytelling. Salud!

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PATRON CIRCLE Elevate your experience by joining our exclusive Patron Circle, a group of old and new friends who are comprised of our strongest and most loyal supporters. Patron Circle Members enjoy intimate access to filmmakers, industry power players and celebrities, along with Napa Valley’s finest food, wine and hospitality.

Beyond the Velvet Rope

Choose one of three levels of access and indulgence, plus support our Education & Outreach programs.

PATRON | $2,500 The Essential VIP Experience A-LISTER | $5,000 The Elevated VIP Experience

Never wait in line. Members enjoy VIP access, concierge service, reserved seats and private lounges.

MOVIE MOGUL | $25,000 The Ultimate VIP Experience

Up Close and Personal Rub elbows and party with the celebrities and industry power players.

Discover New Talent Meet up-and-coming writers, directors, actors and producers.

Want to become part of our inner circle? Upgrade your pass or join today by calling 707.226 .7500

Best Food, Wine and Hospitality Vintner Circle Dinners and all special events are paired with Napa Valley’s finest.

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MOVIE MOGULS Leslie & Keith Blodgett Robin & John Dunbar Jennifer Carrico & Chris Kelly Irene & Ed Ojdana Commissioner Mae C. Woo A-LISTERS Prescott Ashe & Shabnam Bhaskaran Carissa Ashman Michelle Baggett Stephanie Block Stephen Bruno Carla Buffington Patrick Davila & Naomi Pasztor Scott Delman Dana Eckert

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FOUNDERS NOTE

This year’s festival is dedicated to the actors, writers, directors and producers 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, most especially those who have been with us from the beginning.

6TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Welcome

2016 marks the beginning of our second chapter. Last year, at the 2015 fest, we closed the books on our first five years bringing the entertainment industry into Napa Valley and celebrating the best of film, food and wine. Like building a new home, or putting in a new vineyard, our team and our partners have laid down a solid foundation and are looking ahead to a very bright future. One of the greatest rewards along this journey is watching the sense of community develop between artist and audience, sharing in the appreciation of positive, inspiring and entertaining cinematic storytelling. Another is witnessing the mutual respect between filmmakers and entertainment industry executives on the one hand, and our local artists in food, wine and hospitality on the other. When we first decided to create this new festival back in the dark recessionary days of 2009, we had a hunch this could be a powerful combination; these next five years will illuminate just how transformative these experiences can be.

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Like building a new home, or putting in a new vineyard, our team and our partners have laid down a solid foundation and are looking ahead to a very bright future. On behalf of our board, year-round team, seasonal production crew, creative advisors, volunteers, sponsors and partners, artists and audience, we thank you and invite you to join us in toasting the beginning of chapter two for the Napa Valley Film Festival. See you at the movies.

Marc Lhormer, Co-founder

Brenda Lhormer, Co-founder


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156 CHRIS HALL

Farmstead | Long Meadow Ranch

15 FESTIVAL OVERVIEW

Day by day highlights

26 OPENING NIGHT

Festival in full swing

27 CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

Honoring established players and rising stars

30 VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS Mouth-watering epicurean adventures

34 FESTIVAL GALA

The ultimate film, food and wine party of the year

36 AWARDS CEREMONY

Presentation of Juried and Audience Awards

37 CLOSING NIGHT

Sending the festival off in style

42 ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Documentary & Narrative Competition Filmmakers

44 FESTIVAL FACULTY

Industry veterans share their wisdom

46 FESTIVAL JURY

Industry experts choose the best of the best

48 THEATERS

Unique movie-watching experiences throughout the valley

52 AWARDS SEASON SCREENINGS Sneak peeks and big stars

68 NARRATIVE FEATURES

10 indie films in competition

82 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

10 real stories in competition

96 THE LOUNGE

Hip, cool, adventurous features and shorts

110 NARRATIVE SHORTS

Three shorts programs in competition

116 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Three shorts programs in competition

122 SHORT FEATURES

Three programs with fresh stories real and imagined

128 SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

An array of great films up for audience awards

145 OFF SCREEN

Pitch Competition, Culinary Demos, Wine Tasting

157 TEAM & PARTNERS

Board, staff, volunteers, partners

175 SURVIVAL GUIDE

How to Fest, Passes & Tickets

184 VILLAGE MAPS

Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga

194 DAILY SCHEDULE GRIDS

Day by day, village by village, venue by venue

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5:00 PM

PATRON CIRCLE SNEAK PREVIEW 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

Awards season contender starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig. Cameo Cinema | St. Helena p. 53

CHECK TUESDAY SCHEDULE LISTINGS

SNEAK PREVIEW DAY SCREENINGS One venue in each of our four festival villages. p. 194 - 195

10:00 AM / 1:30 PM

THE WHINNIES! BEST OF EQUINE FILM The Gliderport | Calistoga p. 142 - 143

Meet the Artists 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CALDWELL SNYDER GALLERY | ST. HELENA Members of our exclusive Patron Circle mingle with the filmmakers whose films are in our core narrative and documentary competitions. Estate Events by Meadowood provides the gourmet cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails, and guests are treated to a variety of wines from our Vintner Circle Members.

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FILMS & FILMMAKERS • FOOD & WINE • CONVERSATION Check pages listed for details and pass access for all films, programs and special events.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

5:30 PM

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

OPENING NIGHT FILM: LION

The filmmakers in core narrative and documentary competitions attend the first day of master classes and networking events at Meadowood Napa Valley.

Sweeping epic starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Uptown Theatre | Napa p. 55

Meadowood Napa Valley | St. Helena p. 42 - 43

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT POOL PARTY

OPENING NIGHT PATRON CIRCLE PARTY

Hot pool, floaties, water dancers, libations, munchies, music and more. Indian Springs | Calistoga

Members of our Patron Circle enjoy an elegant evening hosted by Chef Michael Chiarello. Chef Chiarello’s Ottimo! | Yountville

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The Forbidden Shore 8:30 PM

UPTOWN THEATRE | NAPA For the first time ever, through over 40 concerts and unprecedented access to Cuba’s streets and people, the most dynamic experience of the full spectrum of Cuban music is brought to life in this fascinating and upbeat film. NVFF is proud to host many of the subjects from the documentary, and you’ll be treated to an only-can-happen-here post screening discussion with and performance by these amazing musicians.

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Thursday

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FILMS & FILMMAKERS • FOOD & WINE • CONVERSATION Check pages listed for details and pass access for all films, programs and special events.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

VARIETY’S 10 TO TASTE

Meadowood Napa Valley | St. Helena

Presented by Food Network & Cooking Channel

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Napa Riverfront | Napa p. 148

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A-LIST DINNER PARTY

WINE PAVILIONS

Lincoln Theater | Yountville

Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga

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p. 150 - 151

2:00 PM

8:30 PM

LEXUS SHORT FILMS

MR. CHURCH

NVFF welcomes filmmaker and 2016 honoree Lee Daniels.

Special screening of the heartfelt movie starring Eddie Murphy.

Lincoln Theater | Yountville

Uptown Theatre | Napa

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Celebrity Tributes The festival’s starriest night. Access Hollywood’s Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover host an entertaining evening honoring Lee Daniels, Kurt Russell, Viggo Mortensen, Dev Patel, Chloë Grace Moretz, Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell. Clips from the actors’ careers are followed by on-stage conversations and a presentation of special keepsakes from Charles Krug Winery, Chandon and Raymond Vineyards.

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FILMS & FILMMAKERS • FOOD & WINE • CONVERSATION Check pages listed for details and pass access for all films, programs and special events.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

INDUSTRY MIXER

WINE PAVILIONS

Raymond Vineyards | St. Helena

Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga

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p. 150 - 151

11:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

CULINARY DEMOS

VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER SERIES

Napa Riverfront | Napa p. 149

p. 30 - 33

5:00 PM

4:30 PM

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

BLEED FOR THIS

Screening of Captain Fantastic, starring Viggo Mortensen.

Screening of Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart.

Uptown Theatre | Napa

Lincoln Theater | Yountville

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Friday Night Bash at Martin 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

MARTIN SHOWROOM | ST. HELENA Erin Martin hosts this decadent party that is always the buzz of the festival at her high-style eponymous showroom. The wines from Clif Family, Gustavo, Avinodos, Behrens, Rocca Family, Vinoce and Twenty Rows complement the late night bites from Prosper SF, Macadamia Catering, The French Corner, and Kara’s Cupcakes. Tired of wine? Guests can also toast with mixed cocktails by Charbay Distillery and beer from Stella Artois. Cheers!

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Saturday

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FILMS & FILMMAKERS • FOOD & WINE • CONVERSATION Check pages listed for details and pass access for all films, programs and special events.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

11:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM

WINE PAVILIONS

CULINARY DEMOS

Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga

Napa Riverfront | Napa p. 149

p. 150 - 151

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

1:00 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE

Presentation of Juried and Audience Awards. Lincoln Theater | Yountville

Uptown Theatre | Napa p. 133

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5:30 PM

1:00 PM

STRIKE A POSE

GENEROSITY OF EYE

Wildly entertaining behind the scenes look at Madonna’s backup dancers.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her father discuss the donation of his art collection in this fascinating documentary.

Uptown Theatre | Napa p. 136

Heritage YCC | Yountville p. 136

Festival Gala 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

LINCOLN THEATER | YOUNTVILLE This is the night to celebrate our winning films and then break into glamorous party mode! Walk the red carpet into the Lincoln Theatre only to discover out-of-this-world entertainment, delicacies from the Valley’s most colorful chefs, cult wines, Stella Artois, craft cocktails, eclectic lounges, and surprises that we can’t share...yet. Party and dance with your friends, our celebrity guests, and the filmmakers. Join us for a night you’ll never forget.

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FILMS & FILMMAKERS • FOOD & WINE • CONVERSATION Check pages listed for details and pass access for all films, programs and special events.

10:00 AM

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

PITCH COMPETITION: FINAL SMACKDOWN

WRAP PARTY

Copia Screening Room | Napa

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Napa Riverfront | Napa

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11:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM

5:30 PM 

CULINARY DEMOS Napa Riverfront | Napa

PISCO PUNCH WORLD PREMIERE

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Uptown Theatre | Napa p. 143

5:30 PM

12:00 PM & 2:00 PM

MISS SLOANE

CLASSICAL MUSIC MOVIES

Awards season screening starring Jessica Chastain and directed by John Madden

Join us for back-to-back screenings of Crossing Rachmaninoff and Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music

Lincoln Theater | Yountville

Lincoln Theater | Yountville

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Screenings of Award Winners Spend the day watching the movies that won awards on Saturday night! There’s never enough time to see all the films you wanted to see. If you have the time and the stamina, start watching movies early in the morning, and end your evening with another great film. Find out what films won by following #NVFF16, or checking out our website. And plan to come back and do it all again in 2017.

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WINEMAKING TODAY: HALF SCIENCE, HALF ART “Maybe everyone won’t love each one, but as an art form—people don’t universally love every piece of art. The same goes with wine.”

SPECIAL PROFILE

Peter Mondavi Jr. Charles Krug Winery

For the last half century, the Mondavi name has been synonymous with successful Napa Valley winemaking. In a region with well over 500 wineries, only a handful can claim the same legacy and passion that defines Charles Krug Winery, and the Mondavi family. Speaking with Peter Mondavi Jr., we learned what it means to earn such acclaim in this great region, and how he has expanded upon his family’s foundation. Peter’s grandfather, Cesare Mondavi, purchased Charles Krug Winery in 1943, spearheading a dramatic renaissance that would flourish throughout the next decade and beyond. Over 70 years later, Peter and his brother Marc carry the torch, staying true to his family’s roots, while paving the path for Charles Krug Winery into the future. The winery’s rich history paired with the Mondavi Family’s pioneering vision has brought consistent success to the oldest winery in the Napa Valley. So how do they do it? “It’s two things,” Peter says, “and I don’t think one would survive without the other. One is the commitment to one hundred percent family owned business. No partners, or anything like that, but just absolute one hundred percent commitment to it. That’s one aspect. And the other aspect, equally important, is just the pure passion that we have for Napa Valley winemaking, and the area we live in. It’s the passion and the love that we have for our product.”

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With such a reputation and legacy, it could be argued that Peter’s family and team have found a recipe for success in this winning combination of passionate, familyowned winemaking. But in an industry so heavily dependent on variable factors, there is no cookie-cutter method to this madness. At Charles Krug Winery, they live by a much simpler philosophy of consistently striving to innovate and improve on the quality of their wines, while staying honest to their house style. “Winemaking today is, roughly speaking, half science, half art. What truly defines us, and every other winery here in the Napa Valley, is the art form. I think it boils down to the experiential. You have to continue to taste the wines, and experience them through their evolution—not only from a grape to bottle, but also from bottle through aging, and to see how they express themselves and develop. And you have to do that vintage after vintage. Maybe everyone won’t love each one, but as an art form—people don’t universally love every piece of art. The same goes with wine.” Vintage after vintage, year after year, there are so many things that can go wrong in this process. When you throw the region’s water issues and a rapidly changing climate into the mix, you either innovate and adapt, or you fail. Historically speaking, however, there haven’t been many quantum leaps in improving quality.

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“I mean, years ago when my dad was first starting in the 40s and 50s, you could do a couple notable things. He researched and implemented cold fermentation. In ’63 he introduced French oak barrels to the Napa Valley. In those days, American oak wasn’t produced for winemaking. You want American oak? Here’s a whiskey barrel.” As a winemaker, you simply do what you can in an attempt to produce consistent quality year after year. Given the recent drought in the region, it’s clear that water is going to be a huge issue for the wine industry going forward, “...from the standpoint of not only improving quality but trying to minimize the use of water and making sure we have a long-term, viable plan for our vineyard.” At the end of the day, we remember why they do it in the first place: for the experience. Whether it’s Sunday Dinner with your family or a night on the town with friends, when it comes to truly experiencing the art of wine, Peter says it’s about the people you share it with. “Great friends, great conversation, supplemented around this venue of wonderful food and wines that complement the situation. And time just passes without you knowing.”

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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OPENING NIGHT OPENING NIGHT PATRON CIRCLE PARTY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 8:00pm - 11:00pm | CHEF CHIARELLO’S OTTIMO! 6525 WASHINGTON ST, YOUNTVILLE Passholder Access: Patron Circle Join us at Chef Chiarello’s Ottimo! for an exclusive event toasting NVFF’s Opening Night. Enjoy an epic feast prepared by the Ottimo! team and Chef Chiarello’s favorite cocktails shaken up by Scott Beattie of Estate Events by Meadowood. Sip wines from Cliff Lede Vineyards, Quixote Winery and Terlato Family Wineries and enjoy Stella Artois. Indulge in late night sweets from Kollar Chocolates. Music by Ivy Hill Entertainment. PARTY PARTNERS:

Chef Chiarello’s Ottimo! Cliff Lede Vineyards Quixote Winery Terlato Family Wineries Kollar Chocolates

POOL PARTY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 8:00pm - 11:00pm | INDIAN SPRINGS 1712 LINCOLN AVE, CALISTOGA Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Join us at Indian Springs to mingle and drink with festival filmmakers while grooving (in or out of the water) to the sounds of the Al Guzman Combo. Enjoy the refreshing flavor of Stella Artois and outstanding cuisine from Sam’s Social Club, or indulge your sweet tooth with Kara’s Cupcakes and Mariposa Ice Creamery. Don’t forget your bathing suits! Take a dip in the thermal water mineral pool—or enjoy the vibrant lights and water dancers. Is there any better way to kick off a week of film, food and wine? We think not. WINERIES & BEER:

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CELEBRITY TRIBUTES Join us as we salute the highest level of cinematic achievement. This year, we honor Charles Krug Legendary Filmmaker Lee Daniels and Charles Krug Legendary Actor Kurt Russell; shine a Spotlight on Viggo Mortensen; tip our hats to Raymond Vineyards Trailblazers Chloë Grace Moretz and Dev Patel; and take notice of Chandon Rising Stars Glen Powell and Zoe Deutch. Doors open at 5:00pm. Red Carpet Arrivals at 5:30pm. Show at 6:00pm. After the ceremony, Movie Moguls enjoy a meet-andgreet with this year’s honorees. Full details at nvff.org.

EVENT DETAILS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 6:00pm - 8:00pm | LINCOLN THEATER 100 CALIFORNIA DR, YOUNTVILLE Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: $50 per person $90 for two $160 for four TRIBUTE DETAILS ON NEXT PAGE

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CELEBRITY TRIBUTES LEGENDARY FILMMAKER

LEGENDARY ACTOR

Lee Daniels

Kurt Russell

LEE DANIELS is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by authenticity and candor, providing audiences with a unique and refreshing experience and character insight with each of his projects. He is perhaps best known for the critically acclaimed box office smash Lee Daniels’ The Butler, in addition to his feature Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including “Best Motion Picture of the Year” and “Best Achievement in Directing.” The film also made history as Lee became the first African-American to be nominated for the DGA’s Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award. Lee’s other feature directing credits include his directorial debut Shadowboxer and the thriller The Paperboy, in addition to producing Monster’s Ball, for which Halle Berry won an Oscar. Lee expanded his influence into the world of television by co-creating the Fox network’s mega hit series Empire, for which he wrote and directed the pilot, in addition to subsequent episodes, and continues to serve as a producer on the series. Lee went on to sign an overall development deal with Fox television, where he continues to create develop, write, direct and supervise new projects. Lee is currently in development on his first series under the deal, Star, set to premiere on Fox in early 2017.

Throughout his impressive fifty-year career, KURT RUSSELL has crossed genres to play some of Hollywood’s most memorable roles. Kurt is perhaps best known for his several collaborations with director John Carpenter, which include the films The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York, and its sequel, Escape from L.A. Kurt also gave an Emmy-nominated performance as Elvis in Carpenter’s critically acclaimed eponymous telefilm about the entertainer. Kurt received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Mike Nichols’ Silkwood. His work with contemporary cinema’s most esteemed directors includes roles in Robert Zemeckis’s Used Cars, Jonathan Demme’s Swing Shift, and Cameron Crowe’s Vanilla Sky. Kurt has also appeared in such cult films as the comedy Overboard and the thriller Breakdown. The Hateful Eight marks Kurt’s second collaboration with Quentin Tarantino. Kurt previously played “Stuntman Mike” in Death Proof, which was nominated for the Palme d’Or upon its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Kurt recently joined the cast of the popular The Fast and the Furious franchise with Furious 7 and starred in Richard Jenkins’ western/ horror film Bone Tomahawk and Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon, based on the events surrounding the tragic oil spill of 2010.

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VIGGO MORTENSEN has earned acclaim for his powerful affecting work in a wide range of films, including Jauja, Loin Des Hommes, The Two Faces of January, The Road, Appaloosa, A History of Violence, Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Viggo has received various nominations and awards from groups including the Screen Actors Guild, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. He was nominated for an Oscar® (Best Actor) for his performance in Eastern Promises and received Golden Globe Award® bids for that film and A Dangerous Method. Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to shine a spotlight on Viggo’s work with a tribute to this fine actor and human being, and with a special screening of his most recent film, Captain Fantastic.

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Chloë Grace Moretz and Dev Patel CHLOË GRACE MORETZ has been captivating audiences since her first role in The Amityville Horror when she was just seven years old. Chloë has appeared in nearly 30 films since then, working with the industry’s elite filmmakers and gaining accolades along the way. Her breakout role as ‘Hit-Girl’ in Kick-Ass, followed by a starring role in Let Me In, landed her on multiple 2010 Best Performances lists. Chloë most recently starred in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising  opposite Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Other notable credits include Clouds of Sils Maria alongside Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart; The Equalizer opposite Denzel Washington; Laggies with Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell; Martin Scorcese’s film Hugo; and the young-adult novel adaptation If I Stay. An upcoming production will be the highly anticipated live action film, The Little Mermaid. Chloë made her theatrical debut in Scott Z. Burns’ off-Broadway play The Library directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh. DEV PATEL catapulted to success in 2009 when he starred in the Academy Award winning film Slumdog Millionaire, receiving rave reviews for his performance and garnering a number of prestigious awards. Since his rise to fame Dev has starred in multiple films, including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Man Who Knew Infinity, and Chappie. Dev was last seen on TV starring opposite Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer in HBO’S Golden Globe nominated series The Newsroom, for which he was nominated for a 2013 NAACP award for Best Supporting actor. NVFF audiences will remember Dev’s wonderful work in Gren Wells’ indie feature The Road Within which played at NVFF14; Dev was rewarded with our audience award for Favorite Actor. Dev is currently filming Hotel Mumbai, a new feature film project with The Weinstein Company on which he is also serving as Executive Producer.

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Glen Powell and Zoey Deutch Recently described by The Hollywood Reporter as the “Next Big Thing,” GLEN POWELL is well on his way to becoming one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. Glen has been featured in two major motion pictures this year including the critically acclaimed film Everybody Wants Some!!, directed by Richard Linklater, and the comedy Ride Along 2.

ZOEY DEUTCH is steadily building on her body of work with dynamic roles alongside notable actors and filmmakers. Zoey was last seen in the critically acclaimed film Everybody Wants Some!!, directed by Richard Linklater.

Coming up, Powell will be seen in three big films: Beyond Deceit alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino; Hidden Figures in which he stars as famed astronaut John Glenn; and Sand Castle, opposite Henry Cavill, Nicholas Hoult and Luke Evans.

Zoey can next be seen in Why Him? opposite James Franco and Bryan Cranston. She recently wrapped production on the coming of age film Flower, and Rebel in the Rye starring opposite Kevin Spacey and Nicholas Hoult. Zoey can also be seen in the upcoming film The Year of Spectacular Men, directed by her mother Lea Thompson and written by (and co-starring) her sister Madelyn Deutch.

This fall Glen has reprised his fan favorite role of “Chad Radwell” in the second season of the Fox hit show Scream Queens. Glen can also be seen in the upcoming film The Set Up, starring opposite Emilia Clarke.

Prior credits include the comedy Dirty Grandpa opposite Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, Vampire Academy for which she won a Teen Choice Award, and Beautiful Creatures with Emma Thompson and Alden Ehrenreich.

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES A-LIST DINNER PARTY Immediately following the Celebrity Tributes, A-Listers and Movie Moguls enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access, breaking bread with this year’s honorees at a glamorous sit-down dinner. Step inside the VIP Tent and travel back in time to the heyday of

vintage Hollywood, courtesy of the dazzling decor of Vonsaal Design Build. Each table will feature the wines of one of our Vintner Circle members, paired with exquisite cuisine prepared by Estate Events by Meadowood. After many toasts to this year’s Celebrity Tributes, you and your new best friends will dance the night away to the music of Ivy Hill Entertainment and Cuban musicians from the film The Forbidden Shore.

DINNER PARTNERS: Estate Events by Meadowood • Kollar Chocolates Bright Event Rentals • Throne Invitations • Vince Made in the Shade • La Tavola Fine Linens Melody Raye Flowers • The LUX Productions XSiGHT Photography & Video • Rion Designs Ivy Hill Entertainment • Vonsaal Design Build

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VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS

Members of our Patron Circle and invited guests enjoy one of the highlights of the festival: our famed Vintner Circle Dinners, which showcase the elements that make the Napa Valley a premier food and wine destination—with a special cinematic twist. Vintner Circle members pair their world-class wines with the talents of award-winning local chefs to present two dozen unforgettable dinners, each of which celebrates one or more of our competition films. Guests will enjoy lively conversation with the filmmakers as they share in the ultimate film, food and wine experience.

EVENT DETAILS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 7:30pm | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Passholder Access: Patron Circle Are you a Napa Valley winery who would like to host a Vintner Circle Dinner in 2017? Please contact vintners@nvff.org

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Beaulieu Vineyard

Beringer Vineyards

Caldwell Vineyard

Estate Events by Meadowood

Chef Matthew Ramirez

Chef Aaron Meneghelli

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 exclaimed, “Ah! Quel beau lieu,” meaning, “What a beautiful place.” Our dinner guests experience the same environmental beauty that inspired the winery’s founders over a century ago, as they enjoy a private dinner prepared by Estate Events by Meadowood. The wines will include a curated selection of Beaulieu Vineyard’s 90-point wines and Library Selections of Georges de Latour. It will be an evening to remember!

Beringer Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley, with a winemaking tradition dating back more than 140 years. Guests will dine in the historic Hudson House, the original Beringer property built in 1852. With high ceilings, French doors, a wood-burning fireplace and a wrap-around porch, this charming home is the perfect setting for an elegant evening. Guests will be treated to a private dinner prepared by Hudson House Executive Chef Matthew Ramirez, with stunning Beringer wines carefully selected to pair with each course.

The story of Caldwell Vineyard is an epic tale about rebel spirit, raw talent, love and luck. John Caldwell, a.k.a. The Smuggler, introduced the most prized Bordeaux rootstock and grapevine clones to California. John has cultivated one of the most respected and diverse vineyards in Napa Valley and has developed the first American in-house barrel cooperage. Join John and Joy Caldwell and winemaker Marbue Marke, for dinner inside the 20,000 square-foot wine cave. A head-spinning array of estate wines will be combined with locally inspired culinary creations by Chef Aaron Meneghelli of FARM Restaurant. No doubt a little mischief thrown in for good measure.

Duckhorn Portfolio

Eleven Eleven Wines

Favia Erickson Winegrowers

Chef Natalie Niksa

Chef Morgan Robinson

Chef Curtis di Fede

Paraduxx has earned acclaim as the only winery solely devoted to contemporary Napa Valley blends. Winemaker Don LaBorde strives to create visionary blends that capture the essence of their Napa Valley terroir—wines that are inherently ripe, robust and compelling, but that are also impeccably balanced. Join us for a classic wine country evening at Paraduxx in our modern vineyard house—enjoy a four-course seasonally inspired dinner prepared by Chef Natalie Niksa, owner of La Saison, to complement our acclaimed Napa Valley wines.

Eleven Eleven is a destination to ignite your passion for fine wine in a warm and inviting environment where you can explore your creativity and all your senses are mesmerized. Partners Ellie Anest, Carol Vassiliadis and Aurelien Roulin treat you to the ultimate film festival movie night extravaganza. You will enjoy VIP privileges for a “Night at the Movies” in their new cellar. These privileges include a specially prepared dinner designed by Chef Morgan Robinson. After dinner, you will have special access to the annual Eleven Eleven Anniversary Celebration complete with music, entertainment and decadent dessert bars. Expect the unexpected.

All trailblazers in their own right, Annie Favia and Andy Erickson, and Chef Curtis Di Fede of Miminashi, approach their respective crafts with innovation and reverence for tradition. Compelled by their passions and inspired by their agrarian lifestyles, their collaboration unites the very best they each have to offer. A family-style dinner will be held at the newly renovated home and winery of the Ericksons. Built in 1886 by one of Napa’s original vintners, the property has been lovingly restored to its original purpose. Chef Di Fede presents a thoughtful menu of Napa’s bounty with a nod to Italian cuisine, while Favia Erickson Winegrowers contribute wines that are an ode to their deep love of place.

CHARLES KRUG

Chef Paula LeDuc

Elegance meets history in the heart of Napa Valley. Savor an elegant multi-course dinner inside Charles Krug Winery’s historic Redwood Cellar. Built in 1872, the Redwood Cellar is a vibrant blend of old and new. Rustic yet modern, the room pays tribute to the winery’s history with high, open-beam ceilings and large windows showcasing a Reserve Barrel Room. Acclaimed Bay Area caterer Paula LeDuc, known for boundary-defying events, will design a menu that is both innovative and unforgettable, with each course showcasing a different and very special estate wine from Charles Krug.

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Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard

Italics Winegrowers

Liana Estates

Chef Nash Cognetti

Chef Terry Letson

Traditional Home Dinner Chef Alex Espinoza

Join us for a beautiful evening at one of Napa Valley’s best kept secrets, the Flora Springs Estate nestled in the northwestern foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Guests will enjoy a beautiful private reception kicking off the evening with an introduction to the Flora Springs legacy, a brief journey through the caves, and a stroll up to Flora’s Chateau-style home where we will toast the film festival many times. A multi-course dinner will be prepared by Chef Nash Cognetti of Tre Posti who promises a seasonal, chefdriven menu to be paired with truly exceptional small production Flora Springs wines.

Italics is a luxury producer of Bordeaux varietals and blends from the Napa Valley. Helmed by owner Mike Martin and son Taylor Martin, winemaker Steve Reynolds and Managing Partner Andy Wilcox, Italics employs both estate and négociant winemaking to highlight the best of what Napa Valley has to offer. Join the Italics team at their Coombsville Estate to celebrate the premiere of their new film, Decanted, and to enjoy a seasonally inspired dinner, both locally-sourced and perfectly paired by long-time Napa favorite Chef Terry Letson of Fumé Bistro.

Please join festival media partner Traditional Home for an unforgettable evening at the newly opened Liana Estates Winery located in Carneros. The evening celebrates both the film festival and the opening of Traditional Home’s 2016 Napa Valley Showhouse. Join the designers of the showhouse for a cocktail reception featuring Liana Estate Wines and small bites of Carneros cuisine on the Bay View Bocce Terrace. The food and wine for the evening perfectly complement the breathtaking views of San Pablo Bay. Your magical evening will continue with an exquisite dinner prepared by Chef Alex Espinoza featuring local farm fresh produce and enjoyed in a gorgeous setting in the heart of the winery.

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Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

Priest Ranch

Chef Brett Schaublin

Chef Eric Magnani

Chef Bob Hurley

Join us for an evening of fine wine and cuisine in a very unique location in Yountville. Executive Chef Brett Schaublin of Redd Wood in Yountville, a Napa native who has previously worked at Angele, Calistoga Ranch and Redd, will create a feast using the highest quality seasonal ingredients from local purveyors 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 upper gallery surrounded by fine art and collectibles. This delectable Vintner Circle Dinner will be an evening to remember.

Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards invites you to help celebrate their tenth year producing award-winning wines from the estate nestled along the Napa River in the Oak Knoll District. Enjoy culinary delicacies from renowned Chef Eric Magnani, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Winemakers Mike Trujillo and Bruce Regalia, have gone all out in preparing wines for this event. Enjoy all this new winery and tasting room has to offer with your hosts, the Cunat Family. Come share in the dream of what Mother Earth “Materra”is all about. Wines fit for the stars.

Join us for this special dinner, where Priest Ranch will present elements from their 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 formidable talents of Executive Chef Bob Hurley of Hurley’s Restaurant & Bar. Using the best local, seasonal ingredients and years of experience matching the grape harvest with the autumn hunt, Hurley will craft courses that artfully combine his culinary vision with the finest wines from Priest Ranch to create a delectable evening.

RAYMOND VINEYARDS

Chef Michel Cornu

With roots in Napa Valley’s earliest traditions of wine growing, Raymond Vineyards is a dynamic destination with a mission to ignite its guests’ passions for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity and whimsicality. You will be embarking 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. You’ll begin the evening sipping bubbles and relaxing in velvet-clad opulence in the famous Red Room, after which you will be seated in the glittering hall of the Crystal Cellar, where you will enjoy a multi-course dinner intricately paired with limited production Raymond Vineyards wines.

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Chef William Wright

Reynolds Family Winery

Chef Nicolas Montanez

Rombauer Vineyards

Trinchero Napa Valley

Winemaker Steve Reynolds invites you to find your way to the beautiful Tuscan-inspired Reynolds Family Winery, where you will swap stories with new friends and filmmakers over sumptuous culinary creations paired with intensely-flavored, luscious wines. Reynolds Family Wines blend the winemaker’s lifelong love of wine and years of experience with grapes harvested at the peak of ripeness. You and your fellow Vintner Circle dinner guests will reap the benefits of this magnificent combination at an unforgettable evening in the barrel room.

The Rombauer family, who embrace ‘The Joy of Wine’—the philosophy that the pleasure of wine lies in sharing it with family and friends—invite you to a memorable and elegant dinner. The winery is set high on a tree-covered knoll and features a lovely porch with stunning views of the Mayacamas Mountains, a garden with over 100 varieties of plants and flowers, and whimsical artwork collected by Koerner Rombauer. The evening will begin with a reception in the incomparable wine caves, followed by a candlelit dinner in the fermentation cellar, prepared by Chef Nicolas Montanez of Calistoga Inn and paired with Rombauer’s classic Napa Valley wines and some of its small production limited releases.

Join one of Napa Valley’s pioneering families for an unforgettable evening at Trinchero Napa Valley in St. Helena, overlooking the beautiful northern reaches of the Napa Valley. Relish an exquisite farm-to-table meal sourced from local ingredients, prepared by James Houghton and the chefs of Trinchero Family Estates. Specially selected Trinchero Napa Valley wines from the family’s private cellar, spanning decades, will be flowing. As will the camaraderie and animated conversation.

Solage Calistoga Resort and Spa

Wolf Family Vineyards

Vitus Wines & Holman Cellars

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 Starrated restaurant. Guests will enjoy Chef Brandon Sharp’s cuisine in the intimate Chef’s Atrium, a stunning setting, highlighted by glass walls and wine bottles. Guests will be presented a tasting menu of healthful and indulgent seasonal fare, paired with fine wines selected by Sommelier Scott Turnbull. At Solbar, you will be treated to otherworldly delights. This fine dining experience is sure to be a highlight of the festival.

Doug and Jane Wolf invite you to join them at the Wolf Family Vineyards estate in St. Helena for a family-style dinner you’ll never forget. Guests will be dining with the hosts and their wonderful emeritus winemaker Karen Culler on seasonally inspired fare from Chef Elizabeth Binder, owner of Hand-Crafted Catering and former contestant on Top Chef: Seattle. Enjoy this intimate setting, delight in delicious food and savor Wolf Family Vineyards current releases and treasured library wines. Experience behindthe-scenes Napa Valley and an abundance of exceptional food and wine that only a small family vineyard can offer.

John and Carol Gilpin of Vitus Wines, together with Holman Cellars, invite you to partake in a memorable evening of film, food and—of course—wine. Go behind the scenes for this farm-to-table dinner set in the heart of the Holman Cellars production facility. Guests will sample the fruits of their labor and learn more about how these passionate winemakers create their unique and unforgettable wines. John’s daughter, Chef Lindsay Gilpin of Backdoor Bistro, will pair her sustainable local cuisine with these outstanding wines, creating an epicurean experience that will awaken your senses and gladden your heart.

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Chef James Houghton and the chefs from Trinchero Family Estates

Chef Elizabeth Binder

Chef Lindsey Gilpin

MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY Estate Chef Alejandro Ayala Prepares The Ultimate Dinner Party For Our 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 sixth year in a row the festival’s competition filmmakers and the unique Artists-in-Residence Program. Meadowood will be 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 an intimate evening with the celebrities of Hollywood and the stars of Napa Valley.

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FESTIVAL GALA NAPA VALLEY’S ULTIMATE FILM, FOOD AND WINE PARTY OF THE YEAR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 8:00pm - 2:00am | LINCOLN THEATER 100 CALIFORNIA DRIVE, YOUNTVILLE Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: Two Great Options OPTION ONE: Gala and Awards Ceremony Combo Ticket $250 per person ($450 for 2 or $800 for 4)

OPTION TWO: Festival Gala only $225 per person ($400 for 2 or $700 for 4)

NVFF celebrates six fabulous seasons by throwing the most glamorous party of the year! Start the evening off at the Awards Ceremony as we announce the winners of this year’s Juried and Audience Awards. Then expect the unexpected at the Festival Gala. Grace the red carpet in your most chic attire; meet filmmakers, celebrities and old and new friends; sample the finest food and wine from our famous chefs and vintners; enjoy creative cocktails and spirits, and experience the latest in technology from HP. Enjoy musical acts and surprise entertainment; and dance the night away for an unforgettable evening of glitz blended with the relaxed, elegant style of the Napa Valley.

Featured Wineries

Featured Culinary Partners

Beaulieu Vineyard

Nellcôte

Angele

Hurley’s

Essentia Water

Beringer Vineyards

Peju

Ca’Momi

Jax White Mule Diner

The Glenrothes

Bravante Vineyards

Priest Ranch

Castello

Kara’s Cupcakes

Hint Water

Ca’ Momi Winery

Raymond Vineyards

Compadres Rio Grille

Kollar Chocolates

Stella Artois

Caldwell Vineyard

Robert Biale Vineyards

Clover Stornetta Farms

La Toque

Ceja Vineyards

Rocca Family Vineyards

Cuisine GP Dove Chocolate

Mariposa Ice Creamery

Rombauer Vineyards

Fatted Calf Charcuterie

Model Bakery Somersaults

FARM

Sweetie Pies

Taken Wine Company

Five Dot Ranch

Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard

Titus Vineyards

Hop Creek Pub

Tarla Mediterranean Grill

Freemark Abbey

Trinchero Napa Valley

Handwritten Wines

Vinoce/Twenty Rows

Italics Winegrowers

Vitus Wines

Jessup Cellars

Wagner Family of Wines

Charles Krug Winery Duckhorn Portfolio Eleven Eleven Wines Favia Erickson Winegrowers

Knights Bridge Winery Liana Estates Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

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Featured Spirits/Beverage The Tasting Panel Magazine/The Clever Root ZICO

Featured Event Partners Circosphere Entertainment

Kenmore

EO Products

Tout Suite Social Club

HP Ivy Hill Entertainment

Melody Raye Flowers Vonsaal Design Build

The Hess Collection

Wolf Family Vineyards

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FESTIVAL GALA

Experience the Lincoln Theater like never before! Discover surprising spaces, custom designed lounges, and colorful vignettes. Dance on stage, or on the stairs; explore the “green rooms” and backstage spaces. Discover The Glenrothes Whiskey Lounge and engage with Tout Suite Social Club. Get on stage and take photos; get cozy in the stylish Vonsaal Design Build Lounge.

Tantalize your taste buds Local culinary stars serve up epicurean delights, paired with the best vintages from esteemed Napa Valley wineries or Stella Artois. Fine spirits and artisanal cocktails will be shaken, stirred and strained at the Clever Root Bars, and grab a sweet bite to end your night from Kara’s Cupcakes and Dove Chocolate.

Move Your Soul to live music Two main stages featuring live music performances by DJ Upcut, MJ’s Brass Boppers from New Orleans, and the contemporary sounds of Cuban music as featured in the documentary The Forbidden Shore, along with intimate live music throughout the party provided by Ivy Hill Entertainment.

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AWARDS CEREMONY New this year, the high-energy Awards Ceremony moves from Sunday to Saturday evening, immediately prior to the biggest blowout party of the year, our Festival Gala. Join in the excitement and anticipation as we reveal the winners of our JURIED and AUDIENCE AWARDS. Each winner is presented with 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.

AUDIENCE AWARDS • Favorite Documentary Short • Favorite Narrative Short • Favorite Short Feature • Favorite Documentary Feature • Favorite Narrative Feature • Favorite Actress • Favorite Actor

JURIED AWARDS • Best Narrative Short • Best Documentary Short • Best Lounge Short • Best Lounge Feature • Best Ensemble Cast • Best Screenwriting • Best Narrative Feature • Best Documentary Feature • Special Jury Prizes

EVENT DETAILS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 6:30pm - 8:00pm | LINCOLN THEATRE 100 CALIFORNIA DR, YOUNTVILLE Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: Individual Awards Ceremony Tickets are sold out. Please see pages 34 - 36 for combo Awards & Gala Tickets which will set you up for a most memorable evening.

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CLOSING NIGHT WRAP PARTY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 7:30pm - 11:00pm 500 MAIN ST, NAPA Passholder Access: Patron Circle, Pass Plus Non-Passholder Tickets: $25 In the ‘spirit’ of Peruvian culture and cuisine, this year’s Wrap Party celebrates the world premiere of Pisco Punch: A Cocktail Comeback Story (5:30pm Closing Night Film at the Uptown, Sunday, November 13), and the closing of another epic Napa Valley Film Festival. There’s a lot to drink at this lively party on the Riverfront! Enjoy an authentic array of pisco producers from around the world, Pisco punch recipes from mixologists who made the drink famous in San Francisco, and a full lineup of spirits from the Anchor Distilling Company and refreshing Stella Artois. There will be no shortage of Latin delicacies including freshly prepared Sea Bass ceviche (Pacifico Aquaculture), La Mar’s savory Peruvian Causa Limena Anticucho Corazon and Paella del Reyes’ signature spicy rice dish. Soak it all in at this vibrant and colorful festival finale spiced with music from Hunter Lea, spinning Latin beats under the stars.

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Josh Feller ColorZone

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is, essentially, a five-day experience featuring multifaceted film programs and special events spanning across the Napa Valley, as the festival takes place in the four towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga all at the same time. The complex and extensive events call for large-format graphics and displays, because what good is a party that no one can find? “The entire ColorZone team loves to gear up in the fall to prepare the hundreds of signs and banners that are displayed each year at the Napa Valley Film Festival,” says owner Josh Feller. Not only do Josh and his team help festival

attendees find their way, they also increase our visibility across the valley through signs seen from lively downtown streets and scenic Highway 29 drives. Our job as festival organizers is to create an environment in which the talented and passionate filmmakers, vintners and chefs can connect with likeminded lifestyle enthusiasts. Our desire to seek and showcase the exceptional all in one place does not end with film, food and wine. It applies to every expert we work with, and ColorZone is no exception. 11 years ago, Josh set out to expand ColorZone’s initiative to provide quality imaging and graphics services to the Napa Valley. Since taking over, Josh has added over $4 million in high-end equipment to the business, including a $1.5 million label press (the first of its kind in the world). ColorZone may have built a business on quality and customer service, but that’s not the whole story. Many would be both surprised and fascinated to know that ColorZone employs an impressively eco-

friendly business plan. “Our advantage is that our press is digital. It’s green—it saves a lot of energy since it uses UV cured inks and LED lights. It die cuts labels using twin 500 watt lasers from Italy,” notes Josh. And they aren’t just saving energy with this fancy equipment. Because ColorZone’s press lacks any die or plate charges, they are able to reduce delivery time and follow through on sharp lead times for the Napa wineries and other artisans they have been serving for almost twenty years. “We’ve had customers come in on a Friday morning needing labels to bottle yogurt that night. They walked out with 10,000 labels in just a few hours.” From large format signage and banners, to auto wraps and labels, Josh and his team have continued to showcase ColorZone’s cutting edge technology with finished products that speak for themselves. When asked what inspired Josh to be a part of NVFF for not one, but all five (going on six) years, he said, “It’s rewarding to be a part of a quality team that is creating a growing, top-notch event like this. Each year we meet with the operations team and brainstorm what we can do to further enhance the attendee experience. Over the years we’ve come up with some great stuff that has been challenging and fun to create.” Josh and his team love a good challenge and the many venues and events in need of signage at the Napa Valley Film Festival offer them exactly that. Once the job is done, our skilled ColorZone partners get the chance to enjoy their work in action. “The best part is when you walk into an event, see the good work we created together and how it is having such a positive impact. It’s something we look forward to working on every year.” After attending NVFF each year, Josh’s favorite memory to date was, “…chatting with John Lee Hancock, the director of Saving Mr. Banks at the party after the red carpet screening. I couldn’t believe how approachable and interesting he was.” ColorZone’s graphic services have given the people in our community infinitely more opportunities to create such memories of their own. We look forward with excitement and gratitude to see how ColorZone will continue to take Napa Valley Film Festival to new heights.

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2016 NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Programmers' Note

Each festival season, we are blessed with the incredible opportunity to share some of the year’s most unique and innovative films with our attendees. We are perpetually amazed by the cinematic scape from which we select our lineup. NVFF16 boasts so many remarkable films, nearly 120 in all. We’ve made a genuine and concerted effort to present content that touches on a diverse range of topics and tales. More than ever, this year’s lineup encourages us to ask questions of the world and ourselves. These films make us laugh. They make us cry. They wholeheartedly inspire us to get out there, to do more and to be more. We’re honored and excited to share these stories with you. New this year, two acclaimed and historic Napa Valley wineries are hosting screening venues: Charles Krug Winery and Freemark Abbey. Calistoga is home to a special focus on documentary films. The Lounge, your program section for our popular and sought-after selection of adventurous and alternative independent films, will now be located down-valley at the Copia screening room in Napa, and up-valley at Native Sons in St. Helena. Our Awards Ceremony has been moved to Saturday, an appropriate opening for a phenomenal night celebrating the movies at the Festival Gala! This means that on Sunday you can catch some of the awardwinning films and performances you might have missed. We are also delighted to offer an additional day of screenings on Tuesday, as a festival sneak preview especially geared for our Napa Valley locals. Our unique Artists-in-Residence program returns in full swing at Meadowood Napa Valley. The program unites the directors of 20 narrative and documentary feature films as they vie for twin $10,000 cash prizes. Amidst bonding and sharing tricks of the trade, the filmmakers will also be taking part in a stellar educational curriculum led by our amazing Festival Faculty. We are frequently asked about themes. While the NVFF16 film line-up is comprised of an increasingly varied group of films, ranging from romantic dramedy to apocalyptic thriller, we are generally looking for three things: films with a sense of hope or uplifted motivations, films that focus on the power of the individual, and films that plumb the intricacies of relationships. We seek to present subjects that are challenging and thought-provoking, but also to highlight personal perseverance and triumph, ultimately revealing the complexity and wonder of the human condition. A special thanks goes out to our extended seasonal programming team and screening committee. It certainly takes a village (or four!) to curate a full festival lineup for our amazing week-long event. Together, we all are looking forward to introducing you to these incredible stories, as well as to the talented filmmakers who brought them to life. See you at the movies!

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Whitney Haskin

EXECUTIVE & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROVIDING SPACE AND TIME FOR REFLECTION, RESEARCH, AND NETWORKING

For the sixth 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 network with each other, discuss new projects, and explore career development and industry trends with our esteemed Festival Faculty. Meadowood Napa Valley also sponsors the $10,000 cash prizes presented at Saturday 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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We at the Napa Valley Film Festival salute our friends at Meadowood Napa Valley for their generosity and for their steadfast commitment to supporting the arts and culture in all of their forms.

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ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

NARRATIVE FEATURES

ROB MEYER

Little Boxes

JON ABRAHAMS

BILL PURPLE

AMANDA SHARP

KIM ROCCO SHIELDS

Two For One

The Book of Love

Sticky Notes

Love is All You Need?

DOUG ARCHIBALD

LORI STOLL

JEFF GRACE

ANNE HAMILTON

I Love You Both

Heaven’s Floor

Folk Hero & Funny Guy

American Fable

ARI ISSLER AND BEN SNYDER

GERALDINE MORIBA

JAMILA PAKSIMA

LARA STOLMAN

ROB NELSON

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Until 20

Swim Team

Magnificent Burden

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MARCIE HUME

CHRISTOPH BAADEN

TODD WIDER

JEDD WIDER

JAMIE SISLEY

Magicians: Life in the Impossible

Magicians: Life in the Impossible

God Knows Where I Am

God Knows Where I Am

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GRAHAM ELWOOD

NATE GOWTHAM

AARON FAULLS

CHARLES TODD SOLIDAY

LEAH WARSHAWSKI

MATT ORNSTEIN

Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary

Colin Hay Waiting for My Real Life

Colin Hay Waiting for My Real Life

Big Sonia

Big Sonia

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

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FESTIVAL FACULTY MENTORS, PANELISTS & MODERATORS

A talented and experienced set of industry professionals share their insights and expertise with our core competition filmmakers at the Artists-in-Residence Program at Meadowood. They also help train and judge the “pitchers” for our annual Pitch Competition (see p. 146). And they mingle with all of our filmmakers and audience throughout the week of the festival.

Neal Baer is a pediatrician and television writer. Prior to his work as Executive Producer and Showrunner for Under the Dome, Dr. Baer was Executive Producer and Showrunner of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and Executive Producer of the NBC hit series ER, where he received five Emmy nominations as a producer and two for writing.

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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.

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David Glasser is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Weinstein Company. David is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of TWC’s ever-expanding portfolio of entertainment industry businesses.

Nicolas Gonda began his career at Focus Features, working on the publicity, marketing and worldwide distribution of Oscar-winners such as The Pianist and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Nic co-produced Tree of Life, and serves in a producing capacity on all of Terence Malick’s projects.

Stephen Gyllenhaal is a film and television director, writer and producer. Past feature films include Paris Trout, A Dangerous Woman and Losing Isaiah. Stephen currently directs the awardwinning series Rectify for the Sundance Channel. His new independent feature film So B. It is playing NVFF16.

J. Todd Harris has produced 40 movies, including Bottle Shock and The Kids Are All Right. He currently runs Branded Pictures Entertainment and is a producer on So B. It, playing NVFF16.

Lynette Howell Taylor is a leading independent film producer and co-founder of the independent production company Electric City Entertainment. Among many other projects, Lynette produced Blue Valentine (NVFF10), Levitated Mass (NVFF13), Alex of Venice (NVFF14), and Captain Fantastic (NVFF16).

Richard Keith is a writer, producer and director whose short film Grow Up Already screened at the 2011 NVFF. He also co-created and executive produced the TV shows Significant Mother and Fuller House. Keith is now in the process of developing a new hour dramedy, Life Sentence, for The CW.

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.

Scott Manville is a former head of development for Merv Griffin Entertainment, and has produced original series with Relativity Television and Lifetime TV. He's a champion for new Producers, scouting original formats and stories for TV & Film. He is also a contributing writer for NATPE.com, and the founder of tvwritersvault. com and ipitch.tv.

Katie Mustard was named by Variety as one of the Top 10 Producers To Watch at NVFF14. Katie has worked with Paramount Pictures on films such as The Devil Inside, and has overseen the production of 37 movies, 20 short films, 3 feature length documentaries and dozens of commercials.

Michael Nouri is beginning his fifth decade in film, theatre and television. In the course of his distinguished career, he has appeared in such popular films as The Proposal, Last Holiday, The Terminal, and the iconic Flashdance. He recently appeared in the critically acclaimed NBC miniseries The Slap.

Meghan O’Hara’s producer credits include award-winning documentary features SICKO, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Bowling For Columbine. Her awards include a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary, the Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year, and The 2007 Gotham Award for Best Documentary.

Claudia Puig is president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and a critic for NPR and The Wrap. She was USA Today’s film critic and a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times. Recently, Claudia was a speechwriter/diversity consultant for AMPAS, and consulting program director for NVFF15.

Nick Soares is CEO of GoDigital, Inc., the parent company of Distribber.com, the leading pioneer in worldwide digital distribution services. The company helps filmmakers control their films’ releases while retaining 100% of their rights and revenue, and also consults on marketing and release strategies.

Graham Taylor is the head of WME’s Global Finance and Distribution group. He is one of the most successful and prolific dealmakers in financing, packaging, and brokering distribution deals for independent films. Graham is a partner in WME’s Global Finance and Distribution Group.

Sharon Waxman is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and the founder of The Wrap. Sharon was the Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times and a correspondent for eight years for The Washington Post.

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

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FESTIVAL JURY

THE LOUNGE Brent Emery has worked extensively as an independent film finance, sales and production specialist. During his seven years at Maverick Films, Brent oversaw development of a slate of over fifty studio and independent film and television projects.

ON SEARCH FOR THE NEXT VISIONARY

Each year a set of experienced filmmakers, cultural tastemakers, writers, and industry executives serve as jurors deciding award-winners in a variety of categories. A wide array of both Juried and Audience Awards are presented at Saturday evening’s festive Awards Ceremony, followed immediately by the blowout Festival Gala, celebrating both the award winners and all of this year’s filmmakers.

Scott Manville is a former head of development for Merv Griffin Entertainment, and has produced original series with Relativity Television and Lifetime TV. He's a champion for new Producers, scouting original formats and stories for TV & Film. He is also a contributing writer for NATPE.com, and the founder of tvwritersvault. com and ipitch.tv. com, and the founder of tvwritersvault.com and ipitch.tv. Nancy Collet’s experience spans over twenty years. With her extensive knowledge of working with studios and film festivals, she founded Cinema Collet which offers strategic consulting services to conferences, festivals, educators, distributors and independent filmmakers around the world.

A PEEK INTO THE PROCESS Judges deliberate on Saturday morning and winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony Saturday evening. (SEE P. 36)

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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 for 30 years. Dierk interviews directors and actors and writes reviews for 10 publications in Europe.

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.

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

Anthony Lucero’s debut feature film, East Side Sushi, went on to win 13 film festival awards, including 8 Audience Awards, and Best Screenplay at NVFF14. Lucero is currently working at Disney as part of the Disney/ABC 2016-2018 Directors Fellowship program.

Hooman Khalili is a San Francisco radio personality on Alice Radio 97.3 FM who has been part of the Sarah and Vinnie morning show for the past 17 years. Khalili produced Olive, the first full length feature film shot entirely on a cell phone, starring Gena Rowlands with 5 original songs by Dolly Parton.

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

Neil Berkeley is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the owner of BRKLY, a design based production company focused on developing marketing campaigns for network and cable television. Neil is working on his third and fourth documentary features and several short form content projects.

Michael Winokur is an award-winning writer, director and cinematographer. Winning the NVFF13 pitch competition with his first script, he returned to premiere it at NVFF14 as the short film Selling Rosario, receiving both jury and audience awards. He is developing several new projects.

Meghan O’Hara’s producer credits include award-winning documentary features SICKO, Fahrenheit 9/11, and Bowling For Columbine. Her awards include a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary, the Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year, and The 2007 Gotham Award for Best Documentary.

Gren Wells, as a writer, has sold more than 20 film and tv projects. Based off of her directorial debut, The Road Within, which played NVFF14, Variety chose her as one of its 10 Directors to Watch for 2014.

Richard Keith is a writer, producer and director whose short film Grow Up Already screened at the 2011 NVFF. He also co-created and executive produced the TV shows Significant Mother and Fuller House. Keith is now in the process of developing a new hour dramedy, Life Sentence, for The CW.

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THEATERS SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!

NAPA These unique theaters in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga showcase our films and provide the forum for postscreening Q&As with attending filmmakers. From turn-of-thecentury art house theaters, to state-of-the-art facilities, our theaters provide memorable movie watching environments. Most theaters have a winery partner offering wines for purchase.

Copia Screening Room at The Culinary Institute of America

Uptown Theatre 1350 Third St | 860 seats

500 First St | 240 seats Located next to the popular Napa Oxbow Market, the theater at the Culinary Institute of America’s Copia will host The Lounge. Plan to arrive early and grab a bite and a glass of wine at the brand new Restaurant @ Copia before your next screening.

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.

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WINERY PARTNER: THE HESS COLLECTION

Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center

Silo’s Screening Room at the Napa River Inn

2277 College Way | 400 seats

530 Main St # C | 100 seats

Experience one of our newer theaters this year at Napa Valley College, a state-ofthe-arts performance hall, with superbly comfortable seats, that might become your favorite new screening venue.

Silo’s, Napa’s premiere and truly intimate Music Room located in the heart of downtown Napa at the Historic Napa Mill, adjacent to the Napa River Inn. This location is perfect for any movie lover who wants an intimate setting for their next screening. Concessions are available for sale.

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Check out the theaters that sell food and concessions. Locations offering passholder perks are ready to give you a quick bite for energy day and night!

Choose a theme and follow our REELFEELS through the #NVFF16 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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WINERY PARTNER: PRIEST RANCH

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

Heritage Room at Yountville Community Center

Cameo Cinema

100 California Dr | 1200 seats

6516 Washington St | 160 seats

The largest performing arts venue in Napa Valley, set on the hill west of this charming town. Home to many special festival events this year, including the Celebrity Tributes, Awards Ceremony and Festival Gala. Concessions are available for sale.

The combination of platinum LEED ® certification and a central Yountville location makes catching a screening at the Yountville Community Center a must!

Founded in 1913, the Cameo is 103 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 watching experience. Concessions available for sale.

Stella Artois Screening Room at Native Sons

Freemark Abbey

1340 Main St | 140 seats

WINERY PARTNER: LONG MEADOW RANCH

Farmstead Theater 738 Main St | 80 seats

3022 St. Helena Highway North | 90 seats

1313 Spring St | 160 seats Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is your St. Helena destination for estate-grown wine & food during the festival. Pick up your passes at the Village Center and stop into the Café for coffee and housemade pastries. Book a reservation at their superb restaurant before or after a film.

Stella Artois plays host to the films screened at Native Sons Hall​in downtown St. Helena. Before screenings, enjoy the rich flavor of Stella Artois and the taste of sophisticated leisure—dry, balanced and very Belgianstyle Stella Artois Cidre.

CALISTOGA

Celebrating its 130th anniversary, newly renovated Freemark Abbey Winery has converted its historic barrel room into an intimate theater that promises a memorable experience. Enjoy award-winning wines in the tasting room and visit the new restaurant by acclaimed chefs Douglas Keane and Sang Yoon, Two Birds/One Stone, before or after a screening.

WINERY PARTNER: TAMBER BEY VINEYARDS

Charles Krug Winery

The Gliderport at Indian Springs

Sam’s Screening Room at Indian Springs

2800 Main Street | 200 seats

1712 Lincoln Ave | 200 seats

1712 Lincoln Ave | 100 seats

The Carriage House at Charles Krug Winery boasts a soaring cathedral ceiling and floor finished in old-growth redwood, and stunning hand-forged chandeliers. Be sure to grab a glass of your favorite Charles Krug wine before heading upstairs to watch your new favorite film. Concessions are available for sale.

A converted former hangar for light aircraft, the Gliderport is a “fan favorite” festival screening venue.

New to the festival this year is the bucolic barn at Sam’s Social Club. Make sure to arrive at this screening venue early as space is limited. You won’t want to leave this sweet location. Refreshments offered by Sam’s Social Club.

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In the spring of 1981, a year into strenuously preparing the rocky earth for future vineyards, John’s resolution was further tested. He received a desperate call from his tractor operator. Bad news. They had reached a patch so rocky that the powerful steel rippers of the tractor were rendered useless. His contractor wanted him to come and see the problems, so John hung up the phone and immediately got in the car. When he arrived the operator asked him to jump up on his D6 Caterpillar, and they drove out on the field of un-walkable rock to survey the problems. The operator put down the rippers to show John the extent of rock he would have to deal with.

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John Caldwell

Caldwell Vineyard

John Caldwell is the original wine industry maverick and the man responsible for “introducing” the most prized Bordeaux rootstock and grapevine clones to California. John not only held the original licensing agreement with the French government for the ENTAV-INRA clones, which are now considered industry standard in the United States, but also wrote the definitive resource book on the subject, called A Concise Guide on Wine Grape Clones for Professionals. Today, with Marbue Marke at the winemaking helm of Caldwell Vineyard, John and Joy Caldwell produce 27 different clone (and varietal) specific wines from their 123-acre estate in Napa Valley’s Coombsville appellation. The Caldwell story begins as one of entrepreneurship and serendipity. Having already built a mini empire of shoe stores in the Bay Area, in 1974 he invested in a

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piece of property east of the town of Napa in sleepy region called Coombsville. His intent was to subdivide the land for homes just as housing prices were increasing in the wake of the interest in Napa Valley wine that was sparked by the famous “Judgement of Paris Tasting”. As fate would have it, soon thereafter Napa County imposed a moratorium on development. John was stuck with 53 acres of rocky south Napa hillside. At the time Coombsville was relatively unchartered territory for grape growing (Coombsville wouldn’t receive its AVA designation until 2011), but the booming wine industry was still his best shot at getting some return on investment. In true John Caldwell fashion, he took a gamble and committed to see it through. In 1980 John set out to turn the property into high quality grape producing land.

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As John tells it, he saw the daunting rockfilled ground, but he also saw the fresh earth turned in the wake of the tractor. It was Caldwell’s revelatory moment; the sight and smell of freshly turned earth changed him. From then on, this moment of stunning instinctual realization would provide the emotional foundation for what is now one of the valley’s premiere wineries, Caldwell Vineyard. From that day forward John was more than an entrepreneur. He was also a farmer. The land opened up to him, and the two have lived harmoniously ever since. John Caldwell may be a legend for his short stint as a vine smuggler, but it is this lesser told event that made such audacities possible. The tales are true, he smuggled French vines out of Canada. He swallowed incriminating receipts in a freezing Canadian border control interrogation room. John Caldwell risked his freedom and fortune to bring to his land the highest quality grapevine clones available. As John says, “I had to do it.” If you’ve ever tasted Caldwell Vineyard’s wines, the flavor of that love rings loud and clear: the land continues to give something truly special to John in return. True to its roots, Caldwell Vineyard embraces the uniqueness of the fruit and under the expert care of winemaker Marbue Marke, let’s those expressions from the harvest drive the resulting wine. John and his wife Joy continue to grow the winery’s acclaim. Caldwell Vineyard now boasts one of the valley’s most impressive caves and most entertaining tours.

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AWARDS SEASON SCREENINGS FEATURES 20th Century Women Lion Captain Fantastic Bleed For This Mr. Church Burn Your Maps Toni Erdmann Elle The Red Turtle Gleason Miss Sloane 52


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20th Century Women Courtesy of A24

RUN TIME 118 min DIRECTOR Mike Mills PRODUCERS Anne Carey, Megan Ellison, Youree Henley SCREENWRITERS Mike Mills

MIKE MILLS wrote and directed Thumbsucker, which won awards at both the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival, in addition to winning the Guardian New Directors award at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Mike is also known for directing the film Beginners and for his music video work for artists such as Air, Moby, Blonde Redhead, Yoko Ono, and Pulp.

KEY CAST Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Alia Shawkat, Laura Wiggins

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20th Century Women brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heartstirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. Set in Santa Barbara in the pivotal summer of 1979, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing: Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor. Director Mike Mills expertly recreates the warmth and passion of a great memory—but also the urgency and energy of three generations in the throes of momentous transition.

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Gold

Courtesy of The Weinstein Company EXCLUSIVE PATRON CIRCLE PRIVATE SCREENING

Napa Valley Film Festival is pleased to host a private VIP screening of TWC-Dimension’s highly anticipated film Gold. The film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, who will receive the Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute, for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling.

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GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, he teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold

was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by a true story. Directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana), the film stars Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club, The Wolf of Wall Street) and Golden Globe nominees Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, The Girl on the Train) and Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, Pete's Dragon). The film is written by Patrick Massett & John Zinman and financed by Black Bear Pictures. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman and HWY 61’s Michael Nozik served as producers alongside Massett, Zinman, and McConaughey. HWY 61 partner Paul Haggis, Richard Middleton and Black Bear’s Ben Stillman are executive producers.

DIRECTOR Stephen Gaghan PRODUCERS Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Nozik, Patrick Massett, John Zinman Ben Stillman EP, Paul Haggis EP, Richard Middleton EP SCREENWRITER Patrick Massett, John Zinman KEY CAST Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard

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Lion

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What would you do if you had a feeling you didn’t belong; but at the same time you had no idea where you were from? Imagine: five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, far away from home and family. Against all odds, Saroo learns to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple Sue and John Brierley (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty-five years later as a young man, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo (Dev Patel) sets out to find his lost family and finally reconnect with his first home.

RUN TIME 120 min DIRECTOR Garth Davis PRODUCERS Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman

GARTH DAVIS is an internationally renowned creator of award-winning commercials. He won gold at the London International Award Show, earned the prized Gold Lion at Cannes, and in 2010 he received a finalist nomination from the DGA for best commercials director. His dramatic work includes the festival hit documentary Pins, the Dendy Award-winning short film Alice, and the acclaimed TV series Love My Way.

SCREENWRITERS Saroo Brierley (Novel A Long Way Home), Larry Buttrose (Novel A Long Way Home), Luke Davies (Screenplay) KEY CAST Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Pallavi Sharda, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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SUN, NOV 13

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An unconventional family leaves its wilderness home and tries to adapt to the world outside the forests of the Pacific Northwest in Captain Fantastic, a humorous, challenging and ultimately moving drama from writer and director Matt Ross. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Leslie (Trin Miller) have created an off-the-grid paradise for their family. In a self-sufficient, handcrafted compound, Ben teaches his six children the skills they need to survive in the deep forest, as well as providing them with a rigorous physical and intellectual education. But when a family tragedy forces the Cash clan to return to the outside world, Ben’s ideas of what it means to be a parent are challenged, and he must confront the price his children are paying for living out his utopian dream.

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RUN TIME 118 min DIRECTOR Matt Ross PRODUCERS Shivani Rawat, Lynette Howell Taylor, Monica Levinson, Jamie Patricof SCREENWRITER Matt Ross MATT ROSS is known as an actor through his compellingly creepy work on HBO’s Big Love and his current deliciously evil role as Gavin Belson on HBO’s Silicon Valley. As a filmmaker, Matt wrote and directed the feature film 28 Hotel Rooms and the short film The Language of Love, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2016, Ross was named one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch.”

KEY CAST Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn

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Bleed For This Courtesy of Open Road Films

Bleed For This is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and certainly his doctor’s orders, Vinny is determined to fight again. Renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) initially won’t go anywhere near this crazy guy; but eventually he reluctantly agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident, for what could be the last fight of his life.

RUN TIME 116 min DIRECTOR Ben Younger PRODUCERS Bruce Cohen, Noah Kraft, Pamela Thur, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Chad A. Verdi, Ben Younger SCREENWRITERS Pippa Bianco, Angelo Pizzo, Ben Younger BEN YOUNGER wrote and directed his first film, Boiler Room, starring Ben Affleck, for which he earned two Independent Spirits Awards nominations—Best First Screenplay and Best First Feature. His next feature film, Prime, starred Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Ben is currently in pre-production on his next feature, Isle of Man, a motorcycle racing film that shoots in 2017.

KEY CAST Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ted Levine, Ciarán Hinds, Christine Evangelista

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Mr. Church Courtesy of Cinelou

RUN TIME 104 min DIRECTOR Bruce Beresford PRODUCERS Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, David Buelow, Lee Nelson SCREENWRITER Susan McMartin Australian native BRUCE BERESFORD graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966 - 1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. He is also an accomplished director having directed over thirty motion pictures including the Academy Award Winning Film Driving Miss Daisy.

KEY CAST Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone, Christian Madsen

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Mr. Church is a heartwarming film about family, unconditional love, and faith set in a time when social boundaries were far more rigid. Henry Joseph Church (Eddie Murphy) takes on the role of surrogate father to a young girl as she struggles through the loss of her only present parent, persistent financial struggles, and becoming a woman. Mr. Church efficiently supports the young girl and her terminally-ill mother while also creating a genuine, loving family environment. Veteran director Bruce Beresford takes the viewer through a gamut of emotions: the insecurity brought on by new people, the curiosity of a budding friendship, the pain of losing a loved one, the serenity of motherhood, and the joy of having a shoulder to lean on.

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Burn Your Maps

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RUN TIME 102 min DIRECTOR Jordan Roberts PRODUCERS Courtney Solomon, Mark Canton, Patrick Aiello, Julie Kirkham

JORDAN ROBERTS is an American screenwriter and film director, as well as an avid world traveler. Jordan is known for co-writing the screenplay for the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film Big Hero 6 as well as the recent hit film You’re Not You.

SCREENWRITERS Jordan Roberts, based on the short story by Robyn Joy Leff KEY CAST Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Marton Csokas, Virginia Madsen

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Burn Your Maps is a family adventuredrama in which an eccentric 8-yearold American child has an existential epiphany. Young Wes (Jacob Tremblay, Room) steadfastly believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder. Not surprisingly, he is ridiculed at school and at home, supported only in a modest way by his open-minded mother (Vera Farmiga). When Wes meets a similarly displaced Indian immigrant studying to be a filmmaker, the new friend decides it is his destiny to assist the child in travelling to Mongolia and documenting the adventure. The three travelers journey together to the mysterious plains of Mongolia throwing the boy’s family into a panic. This panic only compounds current family issues and leads the boy’s desperate parents on a trip across the world attempting to make whole a family in spiritual turmoil.

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Winfried doesn’t see much of his estranged daughter Ines who is away working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. After the death of his beloved old dog, he decides to surprise her with a visit. The geographical change of scenery doesn’t help the two see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy Ines with stupid pranks and little jabs at her routine of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Enter flashy Toni Erdmann: Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego, with his tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth. For Ines, Toni/Winfried is her worst nightmare. Director Maren Ade’s unusual father-daughter story won the top prize at Cannes.

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as she does to business. Michèle’s life is forever changed when she is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. Acclaimed actress Isabelle Huppert gives the performance of her career in this compelling emotional thrill ride of a film by director Paul Verhoeven.

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MAREN ADE‘S first feature The Forest For The Trees won the Special Jury Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and a nomination for the German Film Award. Her second feature Everyone Else was released in over 25 countries and received three nominations for the German Film Award. She runs the film production company Komplizen Film with producer Janine Jackowski.

Director PAUL VERHOEVEN is one of the most provocative and controversial storytellers creating film entertainment today. Verhoeven’s filmography ranges from his first documentary The Marine Corps, to the Oscar-nominated Turkish Delight, to influential titles such as RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers, Hollow Man, and Black Book. RUN TIME 130 min DIRECTOR Paul Verhoeven

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PRODUCERS Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt

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PRODUCERS Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Michel Merkt

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The Red Turtle is a stunningly animated French, Belgian, and Japanese coproduction. We are introduced to a man who finds himself shipwrecked on a densely forested tropical island with lush sandy beaches and topaz waves. Skittering crabs, various birds, and families of turtles are his only companions. When the man decides to build a raft to escape the lonely isle, a giant turtle tears apart his handiwork, crushing his dream of escaping isolation. What happens next poignantly encapsulates the various milestones of love and loss experienced throughout the life of a human being. A unique cinematic achievement.

RUN TIME 80 min DIRECTOR Michael Dudok de Wit PRODUCERS Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic SCREENWRITERS Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran MICHAEL DUDOK DE WIT’S film The Monk and the Fish was nominated for an Oscar and has won numerous prizes including a César Award for Best Short Film and the Cartoon d’Or. His most well-known film Father and Daughter won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, the Grand Prix at Annecy, and dozens of other major awards.

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Courtesy of Amazon Studios Shortly after former New Orleans Saints star defensive back Steve Gleason is diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34, he learns that his wife Michel is pregnant with their first child. Determined to live his remaining years to their fullest, Steve goes on an expedition to Alaska, creates a foundation to help other ALS patients, repairs a rocky relationship with his father, and embraces new technologies to help compensate for his deteriorating physical abilities—all with Michel’s unwavering support. Brimming with humor and heart, this inspirational documentary follows a man who battles overwhelming adversity to find his true purpose in life.

RUN TIME 110 min DIRECTOR Clay Tweel PRODUCERS Seth Gordon, Kimi Culp, Scott Fujita, Mary Rohlich, Tom Lavia, Thomas McEachin and Kevin Lake SCREENWRITERS Clay Tweel CLAY TWEEL made his directorial debut on the documentary Make Believe. His last film, Finders Keepers, premiered at Sundance 2015 to rave reviews. After meeting Steve Gleason two years ago, Clay knew immediately that he wanted to be involved in telling such a personal and inspirational story.

KEY CAST Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco, Rivers Gleason For non-passholders, a limited number of $40 special tickets are available for advance purchase for the Saturday screening of Gleason. Ticket includes a 4pm pre-reception before the 5pm screening, and benefits Team Gleason’s work on ALS research. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets.

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Miss Sloane

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Miss Sloane is the story of a ruthless lobbyist (played to the nines by the always excellent Jessica Chastain) who is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win at all costs, even when it puts her own career at risk. The thriller pulls back the curtain on how Capitol Hill games are played and won as Sloane faces off against the most influential powers in Washington, D.C. If this sounds like material for one of the Bard’s political machination plays, then perhaps it’s no surprise the movie is directed by none other than John Madden, the masterful filmmaker behind Shakespeare in Love. Join us on Sunday for a very special closing night presentation.

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JOHN MADDEN is an award winning director gaining accolades for his work in film, television, and theater. John has directed wonderful feature films including Ethan Frome, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Proof, and The Debt. John directed the Oscar nominated Mrs Brown and the Oscar winning Shakespeare in Love for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. His film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was an international hit, becoming the most successful independent film of 2012 in the US.

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Materra Cunat Family Vineyards

There is no formula to making great wine. No instruction manual or secret recipe. Because great wine is not an exact science—it’s an art form. The only guideline a vintner can follow is to give his or her winery the best chance to fulfill the artistic vision behind the process. And to do that, as Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards founder and owner Brian Cunat says, “You need good grapes.” It’s a simple, yet effective philosophy that has guided the Cunat family and the rest of the team at Materra in their early years. “The most important thing is that we continue to make wines that we, as the Cunat family, enjoy. We got into this because we’re really passionate

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research that went into the team’s vision. about good tasting wines, and that’s what our Using an impressive system of irrigation lines, goal is.” Speaking with Brian and his daughter Neena, who handles the winery’s operations, the vineyard crew is able to identify the dozens of different clones, navigating the complex you’ll find that while winemaking is artistic vineyard map during each harvest. by nature, there is a unique science behind Working with a cleaner slate now, it was growing award-winning grapes. And in order time to bring in the winemakers. Brian ended to do that, the Cunat family needed to bring in up choosing two consulting winemakers: the right pieces to put it all together. With their mission and vision in place— Bruce Regalia and Michael Trujillo. “They both bring certain talents to the table,” Brian and a 50-acre vineyard in need of a massive says, referring to Bruce’s passion for deeprepositioning and replanting project—it was structured wines and Michael’s extensive time to bring in some of those pieces. Aiming experience working with industry legacies, to start with an excellent staff, in 2008 Brian like Andre Tchelistcheff, Tony Soter and Jim hired Madrigal Vineyard Management to give Allen. Upon hiring these talented winemakers, the land a serious facelift by tearing out the Brian gave Bruce and Michael the freedom back 25 acres of the property and gearing and resources to do what they do best: make up for the massive project that was still to award-winning wine. come. “We had viticulturists from UC Davis Having such a blank canvas and freedom come out before we selected which clones to as a winemaker is hard to come by these days. plant the vineyard with,” Neena says. “They took hundreds of core and soil samples on the “Mike and I had a free hand,” Bruce says, “so property.” The results were pretty incredible. that’s a luxury—and most people don’t afford you that opportunity.” Another luxury they If you were to look at a map of the vineyard have is access to state-of-the-art equipment, these days, each row has been planted in which not only minimizes Materra’s potential coherence with the extensive planning and labor costs, but also maximizes the winery’s efficiency and control over the entire process. One piece of equipment in particular, the Gen II Super Control device, monitors each winery tank on site and grants the winemakers complete regulation over the wine. Ensuring quality with a smaller staff can be quite difficult, which might explain why Materra has the most Gen II Super Control devices under one roof in the United States. But there’s more to Materra’s mission than just making great wine. Inspired by Neena’s passion for the environment, it has been their goal from the beginning to preserve and improve their natural surroundings. Starting with an enormous project of removing all nonnative plant species from the property and replanting native and drought tolerant species, the Materra team has not only improved the quality of the land’s natural habitat and grapes, but also expelled hazardous pests and insects. And considering the region’s water shortage, Materra irrigates their land using their own water without any runoff whatsoever, recycling their resources back into the site. They also have their permits submitted to construct a solar field covering the septic area of the property, using the land twice while generating a projected 110% of the vineyard’s electric needs. While Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards is a younger winery, it already has the makings of a role model in the industry. Having set out on a mission to make great wine without leaving a footprint behind, the Cunat family has paved a beautiful path leading to this winery’s future by bringing in the right people and doing it all for the right reasons.

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Nelson “Nelly” Sanchez has run out of time. After being honorably discharged from the United States Marines, Nelly returns to his economically depressed hometown. His sister plans a big party at which he is joyously received by the family and friends he’d previously left behind in an effort to escape the consequences of his violent past. But as word spreads of his return, Nelly is once again forced to face and reconcile with those consequences. The celebratory mood of his homecoming changes quickly into a desperate attempt to survive the day. In a place where the only options appear to be the street or the military, 11:55 captures a young man's desire to escape from the cycles of violence that have defined him.

RUN TIME 80 min DIRECTORS Ari Issler, Ben Snyder PRODUCERS Danny Mendoza, Joshua Blum, Gia Walsh, Kara Baker, Matt Thurm SCREENWRITERS Ari Issler, Ben Snyder, Victor Almanzar Friends and collaborators ARI ISSLER and BEN SNYDER team up to write, produce, and direct film and television projects. Their feature film directorial debut 11:55 recently had its World Premiere in Narrative Competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival. They are developing a miniseries for a Lionsgate/ C4 London co-production, and writing a feature film based on the solo shows of John Leguizamo.

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American Fable When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her beloved father is hiding a wealthy man (Richard Schiff) in her family's silo in order to save their struggling farm, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life or protecting her family from the consequences of their actions. Everyone seems to be in on the plot to hide this mysterious man, but the mastermind behind the madness is a foreboding character whose appearance in Gitty’s life is both unsettling and transformative. American Fable is a fairytale thriller about a courageous girl living in a dark and sometimes magical world set in a 1980s rural Midwest. Gitty struggles with loss, forms a life-changing friendship, and cares more deeply about her family than anything else.

RUN TIME 96 min DIRECTOR Anne Hamilton PRODUCER Kishori Rajan SCREENWRITER Anne Hamilton

ANNE HAMILTON is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles who got her start in the business as an intern on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. She studied philosophy at Stanford and law at Yale but is proud to return to her Midwestern roots with her feature directorial debut, American Fable.

KEY CAST Kip Pardue, Richard Schiff, Peyton Kennedy, Gavin Macintosh, Zuleikha Robinson, Rusty Schwimmer, Marci Miller

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The Book of Love Henry (Jason Sudeikis) is an introverted New Orleans architect on the verge of sealing a career-defining deal for an upscale waterfront development project. He and his free-spirited artist wife, Penny (Jessica Biel), are expecting their first child. When tragedy strikes, Henry finds himself suddenly alone. While grieving and trying his best to avoid Penny’s mother (Mary Steenburgen), Henry takes to heart a promise he made to his wife concerning a homeless girl she’d seen going through their trash. Henry befriends the young girl (Maisie Williams), and the two work together to build a raft designed to weather a transatlantic crossing. A couple of construction workers join in on the project and arduous quest that draws the four unlikely friends that much closer together.

RUN TIME 107 min DIRECTOR Bill Purple PRODUCERS Michelle Purple, Jessica Biel, Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez, Chuck Pacheco SCREENWRITERS Robbie Pickering, Bill Purple After working as an Assistant Director on some of Hollywood's biggest films, BILL PURPLE directed the award winning short film Hole in the Paper Sky while transitioning to directing network dramas and comedies. A long gestating project, The Book of Love is his first feature film.

KEY CAST Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser

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Folk Hero & Funny Guy Jason (Wyatt Russell), a charismatic and successful singer-songwriter, hopes to reconnect with his estranged friend Paul (Alex Karpovsky) who is struggling to develop his career as a stand-up comedian. After a night out together, Jason offers up a proposal, and Paul somewhat reluctantly agrees to join Jason's upcoming solo tour as his opening act. When the tour almost immediately turns from a glamorous adventure to a seemingly lackluster road trip, Paul quickly comes to realize that his new gig is not at all what he’d anticipated it would be. Along the way, the pair is joined by a vibrant and talented young woman (Meredith Hagner) who helps them both reassess the paths they’ve chosen to take in life.

RUN TIME 91 min DIRECTOR Jeff Grace PRODUCER Ryland Aldrich SCREENWRITER Jeff Grace

JEFF GRACE began his film industry career on the stages of Chicago, though he began writing in LA for an IFC show after producers saw him perform standup in Hollywood. Jeff proceeded to co-found The Vacationeers, a comedy group, while continuing acting and producing before directing his first feature film, Folk Hero & Funny Guy.

KEY CAST Alex Karpovsky, Wyatt Russell, Meredith Hagner, Melanie Lynskey, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris

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Heaven’s Floor Desperate for more meaning in her life, elite photographer Julia (Clea Duvall) sets off on a journey to the Canadian Arctic. The spontaneous trip suddenly morphs into a life-threatening disaster when she finds herself alone, ill-equipped, and stranded on sea ice. Enter Malaya, an eleven-year-old orphaned Inuit girl who rescues Julia and opens the door to the mysterious world of her small community hard by the Arctic Circle. Julia is captivated, until she discovers the dark underbelly of Malaya’s home life. Later, tragedy strikes, and Julia finds herself in the Arctic once again, this time to adopt Malaya and bring her home to the crowded bustling noisy United States. When Malaya asks to return, Julia is forced to make a decision that leaves us wondering: who really saves whom?

RUN TIME 87 min DIRECTOR Lori Stoll PRODUCERS Malaya Chapman, Philip Rose, Justin Ford, Lori Stoll SCREENWRITER Lori Stoll

LORI STOLL attended the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena from 1982 - 1984. She quickly became a sought—after celebrity/ advertising photographer recognized for her emotional imagery. After photographing over seventy album packages and campaigns, Lori started writing as a means to move towards directing films. Heaven’s Floor is her first feature film.

KEY CAST Clea DuVall, Katie May Dunford, Toby Huss, Timothy V. Murphy

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I Love You Both Krystal and Donny are a pair of codependent twins still living in a one bedroom house together deep into their late 20s. The affable pair confront a unique new challenge when they both starting dating the same man. After discovering their strange dilemma, they take a most mature approach: they refuse to address the issue and continue to date him. When the “new guy” eventually has to choose between the two of them, Krystal and Donny struggle to come to terms with the fact that life as they've always known it has come to an end. After seeking advice from family and friends, the twins are eventually forced to do some soulsearching on their own. I Love You Both stars real life siblings and story creators Doug and Kristin Archibald.

RUN TIME 90 min DIRECTOR Doug Archibald PRODUCERS Doug Archibald, Ryan Finnerty, Paul Holman SCREENWRITERS Doug Archibald, Kristin Archibald DOUG ARCHIBALD is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. Doug graduated with a degree in Film, Television and Digital media with an emphasis in directing from UCLA’s school of Film and Television. I Love You Both, written by Doug and his sister, Kristin, is the first feature Doug has directed.

KEY CAST Kristin Archibald, Doug Archibald, Lucas Neff, Angela Trimbur, Artemis Pebdani, Kate Berlant, Charlene Archibald

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Little Boxes An interracial family struggles to acclimate when they move from New York City to a small, predominantly white town in Washington State. It’s the summer before 6th grade for Clark, and he quickly learns that as the newin-town bi-racial kid in a sea of white, in order to be cool he needs to act “more black.” Clark fumbles to meet expectations while his urban intellectual parents, Mack (Nelsan Ellis) and Gina (Melanie Lynskey), also strive to adjust to small-town living. Equipped for the many inherent challenges of urban New York, the tight-knit family is illprepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents, and soon find it difficult to even understand one another in these unfamiliar surroundings.

RUN TIME 89 min DIRECTOR Rob Meyer PRODUCERS Caron Rudner, Ken H. Keller, Jared Goldman, Jordan Horowitz SCREENWRITER Annie J. Howell Prior to an MFA from NYU’s graduate film program, where his short thesis film Aquarium won awards at Sundance, ROB MEYER was an Associate Producer at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films, and National Geographic. His first narrative feature film, A Birder’s Guide to Everything, was released in 2013. Little Boxes is his second feature.

KEY CAST Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Christine Taylor, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo

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Love is All You Need? A small college town is rocked by scandal. The local university’s female star quarterback (Briana Evigan) is outed for being a deviant heterosexual after her peers discover her secret affair with a male journalist (Tyler Blackburn). Their community is much like our own, but with a twist: same sex couples are the majority and accepted norm, and mixed gender couples are closeted, ridiculed and outcast. The aftermath of the football star’s outing shines a light on how intolerance affects youth, college students, parents and the town as a whole. As the film’s unique set of characters interact and their lives collide, we witness the effects of other instances of bullying and persecution, each pulled from and based on real world experiences and events. Love Is All You Need? is devastating, important and unforgettable.

RUN TIME 123 min DIRECTOR Kim Rocco Shields PRODUCER Michael J. Zampino SCREENWRITERS David Tillman, K. Rocco Shields

KIM ROCCO SHIELDS is one of Hollywood’s hottest young filmmakers. She studied Film Theory at UC Santa Barbara and went on to script-supervise for J.J. Abrams and Gore Verbinski. Shields founded Wingspan Pictures in 2007 and later founded Genius Pictures with the intention of creating culturechanging films.

KEY CAST Briana Evigan, Tyler Blackburn, Emily Osment, Ana Ortiz, Kyla Kenedy, Elisabeth Röhm, Jeremy Sisto

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Sticky Notes Athena (Rose Leslie) is an emotionally detached backup dancer living in Los Angeles. She reluctantly returns to Florida to take care of her estranged father, Jack (Ray Liotta), after he is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. As Jack’s condition worsens, past memories arise, as does the tension between the two of them. Upon landing what appears to be her first big break, Athena must choose between supporting her father as he nears the end of his life or embracing an opportunity that may catalyze her own. First time feature director Amanda Sharp does a beautiful job portraying the shifting power dynamics and emotions between a parent and child struggling to find common ground after years apart.

RUN TIME 94 min DIRECTOR Amanda Sharp PRODUCER Katie Mustard SCREENWRITER Amanda Sharp KEY CAST Ray Liotta, Rose Leslie, Justin Bartha, Gina Rodriguez AMANDA SHARP paid her dues as a screenwriter for such powerhouses as Paramount Studios and CBS Films before making the transition from page to screen. A keen observer of human emotion, Amanda has called on her unique vision to bring to life a deeply personal story in Sticky Notes, her directorial debut.

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WED, NOV 9 8:30 PM CHARLES KRUG, ST. HELENA

FRI, NOV 11 10:00 AM THE GLIDERPORT, CALISTOGA

SAT, NOV 12 9:30 AM NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE, NAPA

SUN, NOV 13 8:30 PM LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE NARRATIVE FEATURES

This program generously supported by Jean Ventresca / Carla Buffington

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Two For One

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James Maxwell (Jon Abrahams), an up and coming artist in New York City, has his world upturned when the tragic events of 9/11 take the lives of his two best friends (Scott Caan and Mia Serafino). James honorably accepts guardianship of the couple's young daughters. Eleven years later, James is teaching art at the local elementary school, and raising the girls as if they were his own. But the financial grind of living in NYC is too much. James decides to take the girls away from the only place they've ever called home and moves them to Buffalo where he grew up. This 'non-traditional' family, hatched from traumatic events, must deal once again with drastic change and new surroundings. As each of the three grapple with redefining themselves individually, they redefine family once more.

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RUN TIME 112 min DIRECTOR Jon Abrahams PRODUCER Jon Abrahams, Michael Testone, and Matthew Quinn SCREENWRITER Michael Testone

JON AVERY ABRAHAMS is an American film and television actor born and raised in downtown New York City. He had his film acting debut in Larry Clark's Kids (1995) and has starred in many films and TV shows since. Two For One marks his directorial debut.

KEY CAST Jon Abrahams, Mickey Sumner, Nicole Elizabeth Berger, Sasha Frolova, Annie Potts, and Erika Christensen

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WED, NOV 9 8:30 PM THE GLIDERPORT, CALISTOGA

FRI, NOV 11 5:00 PM NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE, NAPA

SAT, NOV 12 1:15 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

SUN, NOV 13 8:15 PM YCC HERITAGE ROOM, YOUNTVILLE

This program generously supported by John Heflebower / Paul Zaentz

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THE WINE COUNTRY WAY Adventure tempts at every turn with more than 20 tasting rooms within walking distance.

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Napa River Inn Napa Mill Building

The historic Napa Mill Building is located at the intersection of 5th and Main Street and is part of the old sea and river commerce center of late 1800s and early 1900s Napa City. This historical significance has garnered the complex local landmark status and National Register of Historic Places listing. Within their walls, the Napa Mill Buildings have been a warehouse for more than commodities. Now the home of the Napa Valley Film Festival Culinary Stage, Napa Wine Pavilion, and Napa Festival Box Office, this complex stores the histories of the lives and times of the owners, workers and community of Downtown Napa for more than 130 years. The first signs of Captain Albert Hatt’s plans to build a new warehouse were on January 20, 1882. On that date, the Napa County Reporter documented the sale of one block of property at Main and Fifth streets. Hatt purchased the property from William H. Coombs, Napa founder, for $1.00. Hatt also had a steamship in connection with the business that he named after one of his daughters, “Amelia” which is now the name of the boutique located in the lobby of the Napa River Inn. An interesting addition to this warehouse is that when finished, the Hatt Building included a second story skating rink with a floor of tongue-and-groove, White Rock maple planking shipped from Chicago. Additional

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improvements to the rink included another 50 pairs of new nickel-plated clamp skates to the 165 pairs already available at the rink. The Hatt skating rink was the scene of frequent social events enjoyed by local “Napans”. The Napa River Inn’s lobby is part of the 1884 Napa Mill. Originally built as the warehouse by Captain Hatt, the existing historic building was later converted to a mill for grain. Locals still remember coming here to buy feed for their livestock. The second floor of the historic building that once housed the roller-skating rink, now has 8 historic deluxe hotel rooms. Visitors still come to view the original wood-grooved floor running through the guestrooms and parlor. The ballroom on the second floor was once a music salon for entertaining dignitaries. Today it is used for meetings, luncheons, and events and is still the focal point for the local community. During past Napa Valley Film Festivals, screenings of some films and film industry panels were held here. The location of the Napa Mill and the hotel make it an ideal spot for both visitors and locals. Situated along the banks of the Napa River, the Napa River Walk winds through lush gardens and takes you to some of the best eateries in Napa: Angele, Celadon, The Napa General Store, and Sweetie Pies. Live music takes place at Silo’s and local Napa

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wine is served by the glass. The outdoor Riverbend Plaza area is a great place to sit while enjoying a picnic and sharing a bottle of that local wine. The Riverbend Plaza hosts the Downtown Napa Wine Pavilion and Riverfront Promenade. Those timeless charms of yesterday blend with the elegance and sophistication of today at Napa’s highest Michelin-rated, and a Forbes 4-star hotel—the Napa River Inn. Guests wake up the wine country way with breakfast-in-bed made fresh at Sweetie Pies bakery that morning. Relaxation abounds at the Spa at Napa River Inn, highly rated by both locals and visitors alike, offering massages, facials, body treatments, and more. Adventure tempts at every turn with more than 20 tasting rooms within walking distance and multiple exceptional restaurants. The Mill and Inn are situated right along the river, making it easy to cruise the waterfront, run the Riverwalk, or roll your way around town on bicycles for rent. Everything is within walking distance and close to entertainment, restaurants, and the Oxbow Public Market. The Napa River Inn is a charming, historic boutique hotel that delivers the quintessential Napa neighborhood experience. A great place to enjoy the ultimate film, food, and wine experience.

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES FEATURES Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America Big Sonia Colin Hay - Waiting For My Real Life Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary Farewell Ferris Wheel God Knows Where I Am Magicians: Life in the Impossible Magnificent Burden Swim Team Until 20 82


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Accidental Courtesy: DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who has played all over the world with various legends. But he also has an unusual hobby: Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the KKK, many of whom have never met a black person. When some of these people decide to leave the Klan after a conversation with Daryl, Daryl asks to hold on to their robes and hoods, building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person. Follow along on a most unusual trip across the landscape of contemporary America as we sit in on interviews between Daryl and both KKK and neo-Nazi leaders, academics, and civil rights activists. Watch as he attempts to answer a question he’s been asking his whole adult life: "How can you hate me when you don't even know me?"

RUN TIME 95 min DIRECTOR Matt Ornstein PRODUCERS Matt Ornstein, Noah Ornstein KEY CAST Daryl Davis

MATT ORNSTEIN directed Atlantis (2012), which starred Jason Ritter and appeared in over 20 film festivals around the world. Matt has also directed music videos for artists including Radiohead, Daft Punk, Penguin Prison, and Ashtar Command. He attended Bard College where he was the recipient of a student Emmy.

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THU, NOV 10 1:00 PM THE GLIDERPORT, CALISTOGA

FRI, NOV 11 12:45 PM SILO’S SCREENING ROOM, NAPA

SAT, NOV 12 10:00 AM YCC HERITAGE ROOM, YOUNTVILLE

SUN, NOV 13 9:30 AM CHARLES KRUG, ST. HELENA DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

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Big Sonia

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For years, Sonia Warshawski has been an inspirational public speaker at schools, churches and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless students, prisoners, and ex-cons who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop, which has thrived in the bottom of a now-abandoned mall for 35 years, she is confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop—at age 90—or retire. For a woman who admits that she stays busy “to keep the dark parts away”, facing retirement dredges up fears she’d long forgotten, and her traumatic personal past resurfaces.

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RUN TIME 90 min DIRECTORS Leah Warshawski, Charles Todd Soliday PRODUCERS Leah Warshawski, Thomas Wright, Ni'Coel Stark, Sara Wright LEAH WARSHAWSKI produces and directs documentaries and other projects in remote parts of the world. She cofounded rwandafilm.org, a “LinkedIn” for Rwandan filmmakers. Leah is co-ep on the documentary Personhood, and also advises filmmakers on outreach, marketing, and hybrid distribution. TODD SOLIDAY is a jack-of-all-trades with over 25 years experience in production and post. Todd specializes in documentary storytelling and adventure films. Recent projects include: The Breach (2014, graphics) and Out of Luck (2015, film editor).

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FRI, NOV 11 9:30 AM YCC HERITAGE ROOM, YOUNTVILLE

SAT, NOV 12 12:30 PM NAPA VALLEY COLLEGE, NAPA

SUN, NOV 13 10:00 AM THE GLIDERPORT, CALISTOGA

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Colin Hay -

WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE RUN TIME 84 min DIRECTORS Nate Gowtham, Aaron Faulls PRODUCERS Nate Gowtham, Aaron Faulls, Elizabeth James SCREENWRITERS Nate Gowtham, Aaron Faulls Composer, musician, and sound engineer NATE GOWTHAM has recorded rock and jazz records, voice-over for television, burgeoning indie bands, and singersongwriters. He has mixed and designed sound for TV promos, podcasts and shows, as well as films such as Kilimanjaro, X/Y and Little Accidents. His co-director AARON FAULLS is a writer, producer, cinematographer and music supervisor. He is also the host of the TV series Into The Drink.

KEY CAST Colin Hay

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FRI, NOV 11 12:30 PM SAM’S SCREENING ROOM, CALISTOGA

SAT, NOV 12 5:00 PM CHARLES KRUG, ST. HELENA

SUN, NOV 13 5:30 PM NATIVE SONS, ST. HELENA

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Colin Hay - Waiting for My Real Life chronicles the inspiring personal and artistic journey of the singer-songwriter and former Men At Work front man, from dizzying heights to staggering lows to finding salvation through song. We ride shotgun tracing the surprisingly swift rise to superstardom of Men At Work, to that band’s equally surprising and rapid demise, to Colin’s slow climb back to relevance and resonance, ever finding salvation through song. Ultimately, commitment to his craft and the development of a truly one-of-akind stage show set Colin on the path that led him to a deeply satisfying solo career, one that is still ascending. With sold-out shows, and a word-of-mouth reputation for providing one of the finest nights out a music fan could ask for, Colin finds himself at the top of his abilities and is just getting started.

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Ear Buds:

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The bond that forms between avid fan and zealous podcaster is unlike any other. The experience of listening to one of thousands of available podcasts can feel very personal, almost one on one. With Ear Buds, director Graham Elwood navigates the incredibly raw storytelling behind this evolving medium and opens a window into the future of how we view human connection. He and his The Comedy Film Nerds Podcast counterpart, Chris Mancini, want to discover why podcasters have such a deep personal connection with their audience. They travel all over the country, and then further afield to Australia and Japan to meet fans and podcasters. The stories they uncover, from both the podcasters and the fans, are both moving and fascinating, and help us imagine the future of human connection.

RUN TIME 106 min DIRECTOR Graham Elwood PRODUCERS Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Kimberley Browning, Joseph Levy SCREENWRITERS Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini A stand-up comic since age 18, GRAHAM ELWOOD directed his first feature documentary, Laffghanistan, in addition to multiple award-winning shorts after attending film school at the University of Arizona. His most recent project, Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary bridged the gap between his comedic history and podcasting endeavors.

KEY CAST Aisha Tyler, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron

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THU, NOV 10 8:15 PM YCC HERITAGE ROOM, YOUNTVILLE

FRI, NOV 11 5:00 PM FARMSTEAD THEATER, ST. HELENA

SAT, NOV 12 12:45 PM SILO’S SCREENING ROOM, NAPA

SUN, NOV 13 This program generously supported by Maureen & Marlin McKeever

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Farewell Ferris Wheel

The traveling summer carnival has been a much loved tradition for children and families for as long as most people can remember. The beating heart of this classic entertainment experience is a diligent workforce of Mexican migrant workers, legally employed with the controversial H-2B guest worker visa. One American man in Texas has built a lucrative career and life for himself processing 80% of the H-2B visas for carnival workers each year. The small business entrepreneur/owners who struggle to keep their carnivals alive year after year depend as much on this visa processor as they do on the workforce. Farewell Ferris Wheel deftly balances the challenges facing carnival operators with the aspirations of the Mexican workers striving for better working conditions and a brighter future for their families back home.

RUN TIME 70 min DIRECTORS Jamie Sisley, Miguel Martinez PRODUCER Jamie Sisley

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WED, NOV 9 JAMIE SISLEY earned a BS in Business from UVA, and an MFA in Film from Columbia after which his film Stay Awake premiered at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. After graduating from high school in Virginia, MIGUEL MARTINEZ began hosting and producing the first bilingual radio show in the region. Farewell Ferris Wheel is his first feature.

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SUN, NOV 13 9:30 AM SAM’S SCREENING ROOM, CALISTOGA

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God Knows Where I Am

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After her early release from a state psychiatric hospital, Linda Bishop was determined to remain free of the mental health system. Instead of reaching out to her family (whom she blamed for her institutionalization), she wandered ten miles down the road, broke into an abandoned farmhouse, and lived off of rainwater and apples for the next four months. Linda documented her experiences living as a renegade during one of the coldest New Hampshire winters on record in a diary. Her entries are poignant, funny, spiritual, and deeply disturbing. They are given evocative voice by accomplished actor Lori Singer. Linda’s fate is evidence of our society’s systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves; those who live among us unobtrusively and sometimes, tragically, unnoticed.

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RUN TIME 97 min DIRECTORS Todd Wider, Jedd Wider PRODUCER Brian Ariotti KEY CAST Lori Singer

SHOWTIM ES In the past twelve years, brothers TODD AND JEDD WIDER have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including the King’s Point (2012) and Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012). The Widers’ commitment to social justice through film has been and remains informed by their respective professional endeavors.

WED, NOV 9 5:00 PM THE GLIDERPORT, CALISTOGA

FRI, NOV 11 12:30 PM YCC HERITAGE ROOM, YOUNTVILLE

SAT, NOV 12 9:45 AM SILO’S SCREENING ROOM, NAPA

SUN, NOV 13 1:15 PM CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

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Magicians:

LIFE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE Magicians: Life in the Impossible follows four very different world-class practitioners of the dark arts on stage and off, exploring how and why these characters so passionately dedicate their lives to the artistry and craft of illusion. From the most humbling of road gigs to the grandest of performances on the biggest of stages, from finding love to experiencing terrible personal loss, and—most dramatically—to facing the prospect of losing everything for an art many ridicule, each magician is obsessively chasing his own dream. Through this provocative new film we come to understand why. We discover the secret that has been hidden right before our eyes all along; far more fascinating than the magic are the magicians themselves.

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DIRECTORS Christoph Baaden, Marcie Hume PRODUCERS Christoph Baaden, Marcie Hume, Douglas Blush, Glen Zipper, Greg Stikeleather, Lance Burton CHRISTOPH BAADEN (Director/Producer) started his documentary career in Berlin chronicling The Rolling Stones on tour. After winning an Emmy for his Master Thesis, he has directed, edited and produced documentary films for Sony, Universal, Discovery, Warner TV, as well as shorts for many national brands. MARCIE HUME (Director/Producer) began her documentary career in factual television in London. She has produced and directed a range of series for BBC, Channel 4, and National Geographic. Recently she has created, sold and produced televisions series for Nat Geo, TLC, Lifetime, and Discovery, including the hit Edge of Alaska.

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FRI, NOV 11 10:00 AM UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

SAT, NOV 12 1:00 PM CHARLES KRUG, ST. HELENA

SUN, NOV 13 1:00 PM THE GLIDERPORT, CALISTOGA

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Magnificent Burden Rob Nelson’s Magnificent Burden confounds expectations at every turn. At first you’re watching a high-wattage tabloid expose about an unruly spoiled Manhattan socialite. Then you learn that Taylor Stein, the daughter of a wealthy club owner, is seeking to adopt a baby from overseas. When Taylor becomes entangled in an international baby trafficking ring, she reluctantly goes undercover for the FBI to save a little boy. Fast forward to a terrible discovery that threatens the boy’s life. Now Taylor is thrust into the world of genetic technology and a high-stakes battle between Big Pharma, Congress, and saving the lives of children diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. You will stand up and cheer for this remarkable Don Quixote tilting at windmills.

RUN TIME 87 min DIRECTOR Rob Nelson PRODUCERS Rob Nelson, Karin Hayes, P.G. Morgan, Taylor Stein, Stephen Nemeth SCREENWRITERS Rob Nelson, Taylor Stein Magnificent Burden is ROB NELSON’S directorial debut. Rob first became nationally known as a founder of Lead or Leave, a political action group for young Americans. He then hosted TV shows including The Full Nelson (Fox News), The Rob Nelson Show (Fox), and ABC’s The Scholar. Nelson has also authored two books.

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FRI, NOV 11 9:45 AM SILO’S SCREENING ROOM, NAPA

SAT, NOV 12 9:45 AM FREEMARK ABBEY, ST. HELENA

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Swim Team

What would you do if your community and its schools gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands by forming a competitive swim team, recruiting multi-ethnic autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. What happens next alters the course of these youngsters’ lives. It also will change what you think about the array of possible futures for kids on the autism spectrum. As The Jersey Hammerheads set their minds to accomplishing their goals in the water, their success is reflected outside of the pool in the form of confidence and social connection. Not only do these achievements change the lives of the boys, they also help their families experience a glimpse of a future they never could have imagined.

RUN TIME 90 min DIRECTOR Lara Stolman PRODUCER Ann Collins

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THU, NOV 10 LARA STOLMAN is a seasoned and award-winning news and documentary producer. Lara’s work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC and VH-1. She has additionally guest lectured on documentary production at NYU's School of Continuing Education and served as a juror for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

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SAT, NOV 12 5:00 PM SAM’S SCREENING ROOM, CALISTOGA

SUN, NOV 13 10:00 AM YCC HERITAGE ROOM, YOUNTVILLE

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Until 20

Imagine that at age thirteen you were diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, and told that you had no chance of living until twenty. This was the horrifying reality for James Ragan, who turned the tables on devastating odds. James, a fastrising star on the junior tennis circuit, converted the devastating news of his diagnosis into a personal mission to do one good thing a week for someone else. In his own voice, James shares his journey as a now-promising NCAA D1 golfer trying to save the life of—and improve the prospects for—the next unfortunate child. Until 20 is a powerful documentary about one young man’s pursuit of life and his efforts to make the most of each and every day.

RUN TIME 84 min DIRECTORS Jamila Paksima, Geraldine Moriba PRODUCERS Jamila Paksima, Geraldine Moriba SCREENWRITERS James Ragan, Geraldine Moriba GERALDINE MORIBA is a five-time Emmy award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and executive producer with CNN’s original program development team. As a sarcoma cancer survivor herself, she is in a unique position to tell James Ragan’s story in Until 20. JAMILA PAKSIMA is a two-time Emmy Award nominee, independent documentary filmmaker, and executive producer at Paksima Productions.

KEY CAST James Ragan, Gloria Ragan, Jack Nicklaus, Jim Nantz

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FRI, NOV 11 5:15 PM SILO’S SCREENING ROOM, NAPA

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Eleven Eleven represents meant-to-be moments that highlight synchronicity, inspiration and delight. A fine bottle of wine is made up of these same elements and can elicit the same sense of mystery, wonder and joy.

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There are many reasons one could provide when probed with the question “What made you decide to start a winery?” On a simple level, a love of viticulture, fermented beverages, and farming suffice. However Ellie Anest, Aurelien Roulin and Carol Vassiliadis, founders of Eleven Eleven Wines, credit the hand of fate as the major force behind the establishment of their now wildly successful winery in the heart of Napa Valley. A chance encounter between the two on an international flight led to the birth of the idea

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for the winery. From there everything seemed to fall into place. The two enlisted the help of friend, philanthropist, and business partner Carol Vassiliadis and winemaker Kirk Venge of Venge Estate Vineyards to round out the team and they got to work creating a portfolio of single-vineyard, 100% varietal wines. Since launching in 2015, Eleven Eleven has quickly established itself as one of the up-and-coming wineries in Napa Valley. With an emphasis on enjoying life, seizing everyday moments, and delivering the highest quality

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products and experiences, Eleven Eleven is a new world winery offering exceptional wines and unexpected experiences. In turn, they encourage all guests to “make their moment,” combining fate with the same hard work and determination that led them to today. The Eleven Eleven single vineyard portfolio includes Rosé of Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, and each wine is intended to allow for the true expression of the vineyards from which they are grown and harvested. Kirk’s winemaking technique mimics this sentiment and relates to his strong ties to viticulture. He states, “Coming from a long line of winemakers—dating back to my great grandfather, Knud, grandfather Per and father, Nils—you could say that farming and wine making is in my blood. It was with great excitement that I came across Eleven Eleven, where I can best utilize my skills and creativity. In fact, I had coveted the property and vineyards that Ellie, Carol and Aurelien were savvy enough to secure, and it was with enthusiasm that I agreed to cultivate their fruit. My winemaking focus has always been Vineyard first’ and the Eleven Eleven Vineyards are prime real estate for compelling winemaking.” The Eleven Eleven Winery property on Trancas St. in Napa not only yields high quality fruit, it also houses the elegant tasting room where unconventional wine tasting experiences are hosted. The estate is furnished in a rustic yet elegant and hip style with seemingly limitless nooks and spaces for guests to make their own memorable moments in the spirit of the alchemy that brought Ellie Anest, Aurelien Roulin, Carol Vassiliadis, and Kirk Venge together in Napa. The alignment of the clock at 11:11 represents the mysterious value of the distinct moments which guide our lives, and thanks to Kirk’s rich expertise, the wine itself represents their collective history, passion for wine, and love of the land.

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THE LOUNGE FEATURES All We Had American Wrestler: The Wizard The Drowning Here Alone Hunky Dory I Am Watching You Population Zero Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World Second Nature Unleashed

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All We Had

For 15-year-old Ruthie and her young mother Rita (Katie Holmes), life has never been stable. After escaping from Rita’s most recent abusive boyfriend, they find themselves living out of their car and searching for a better life. When the car breaks down in a small town, Rita finds work at a local diner. There, the two gradually develop a familial bond with the owner and employees. Rita also connects with Lee (Luke Wilson), a good-natured local dentist. In a sudden turn of events, the humbly beautiful life that Rita and Ruthie had begun to create unravels and the two are once again faced with the prospect of homelessness. All We Had, the directorial debut of actress Katie Holmes, offers an intimate glimpse into the remarkable bonds between mother and daughter.

RUN TIME 104 min DIRECTOR Katie Holmes PRODUCERS Katie Mustard, Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh SCREENWRITERS Josh Boone, Jill Killington KATIE HOLMES burst onto the scene with the successful TV series Dawson’s Creek. She then built a career with diversified roles on stage and screen. Notable films include Pieces of April, Batman Begins, Thank You For Smoking, First Daughter and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. All We Had is Katie’s feature film directorial debut.

KEY CAST Katie Holmes, Luke Wilson, Judy Greer, Richard Kind, Stefania Owen

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American Wrestler: THE WIZARD

RUN TIME 116 min DIRECTOR Alex Ranarivelo PRODUCERS Hadeel Reda, Ali Afshar SCREENWRITER Brian Rudnick KEY CAST Ali Afshar, George Kosturos, Jon Voight, Lia Johnson, William Fichtner ALEX RANARIVELO made his feature debut with a rough and tumble romantic comedy from a guy's perspective: Alpha Males Experiment. In 2010, Alex also wrote a revengethriller called The Girl With No Name, which won the Grand Prize at the Slamdance Screenwriting Competition. He has just finished directing a slate of 5 films for ESX entertainment.

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It’s 1979, the midst of the Iran hostage crisis. The front page of every newspaper has images of blindfolded American hostages or Iranians burning American flags. This is the world 17-year-old Ali Jahani is smuggled into after escaping the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War. Rejected by everyone (including the uncle whose home he has sought refuge in) and faced with racial discrimination and bullying at school, Ali remains determined to fit in and make a new life for himself. He decides that joining a team sport will make him seem ‘like everyone else’. After failed attempts at basketball and football, Ali impresses Coach Plyler (William Fichtner) and Principal Skinner (Jon Voight) and makes it onto the school’s floundering wrestling team.

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The Drowning

In this intense psychological thriller, a child psychologist (Josh Charles) is haunted by his past. Twelve years ago, Tom testified in court to send his patient, Danny, to prison. Now, Danny has reentered his life, forcing Tom to confront his past decisions. As his personal and professional life becomes threatened by Danny’s presence, Tom must find redemption while attempting to keep everything—including his marriage to Lauren (Julia Stiles)—from crumbling around him. Is Danny seeking revenge? Or is it all in Tom’s head? In this game of cat and mouse, Tom is drawn into a potentially dangerous reinvestigation of a case he thought would stay locked in the past forever.

RUN TIME 95 min DIRECTOR Bette Gordon PRODUCERS Jamin O'Brien, Daniel Blanc SCREENWRITERS Stephen Molton, Frank Pugliese A pioneer in American Independent Cinema and product of the No Wave Movement of 1980s NYC, BETTE GORDON is known for her bold explorations of themes related to sexuality, violence, and power. Her films have been screened theatrically and in all the major international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and Locarno.

KEY CAST Josh Charles, Julia Stiles, Avan Jogia

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Here Alone RUN TIME 96 min DIRECTOR Rod Blackhurst PRODUCERS Noah Lang, David Ebeltoft, Rod Blackhurst, Arun Kumar, Josh Murphy SCREENWRITER David Ebeltoft KEY CAST Lucy Walters, Shane West, Adam David Thompson, Gina Piersanti ROD BLACKHURST grew up without a television in rural upstate New York. Somehow he went on to direct multiple narrative and documentary short films, many of which have been recognized with prestigious “Vimeo Staff Pick” status and/or shown at film festivals around the United States. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his family.

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A young woman attempts to survive on her own in the wake of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated society and forced her deep into the unforgiving wilderness. It’s been a long time since she’s experienced the joys of human contact; but she seems otherwise pretty comfortable at her lake-side camp. That is until she stumbles across a pair of travelers who complicate things considerably. She cautiously invites them for a single night of shared company; but their stay in her camp extends much longer than anticipated. Are these unexpected guests a welcome respite during a period of intense loneliness, or do they mark the beginning of the end of a relatively peaceful existence in an all but peaceful world?

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Hunky Dory

Sidney is a dive bar drag queen with faded dreams of being a glam rocker. He spends his days sleeping around and his nights drugged up, swindling his friends and family to make rent. One day his ex-girlfriend drops off their 11-year-old son George at his doorstep. Though Sidney has always been close with George and genuinely cares about him, he has never had full custody. Sidney does his best to hide his personal demons from George, but as the stresses of single parenthood take their toll, Sidney’s life starts to fall even further apart. At the risk of losing his son, Sidney must find a way to live the life he wants, while still remaining a hero in his son’s eyes.

RUN TIME 85 min DIRECTOR Michael Curtis Johnson PRODUCERS Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais SCREENWRITERS Michael Curtis Johnson, Tomas Pais MICHAEL CURTIS JOHNSON graduated from the directing program of the American Film Institute Conservatory where he received the Bridges/Larsons Directing Award for his thesis film Flotsam. His first feature, Hunky Dory, was selected for IFP’s 2015 Narrative Film Lab. His second feature film, Savage Youth, is in development.

KEY CAST Tomas Pais, Edouard Holdener, Nora Rothman, Chad Hartigan

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I Am Watching You RUN TIME 90 min DIRECTOR Maureen Bharoocha PRODUCER Bryan Sexton SCREENWRITER Maureen Bharoocha, Elle Huggins KEY CAST Brian Ames, Lesley-Anne Down, Madeline Zima MAUREEN BHAROOCHA is a Los Angeles-based writer/director. Her signature style heightens drama with beautiful images and realism creating unique worlds for her unusual characters to navigate. She has been recognized in the industry as a masterful content creator, having directed over 20 shorts and 2 feature films.

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Nora (Madeline Zima), a romance novelist, receives a big break with a book deal, but is struggling to find inspiration. When she discovers that her neighbor’s window allows her to see everything he does and everyone he brings home, she finds that his romantic escapades are just the right muse she needs. But as Lucas (Brian Ames) begins to notice of her watching him, Nora’s voyeurism takes a turn into first-hand experience when they meet in the hallway. Prioritizing finishing her book, Nora wishes to keep things light and fun; but Lucas has other ideas. Backdropped by a recent murder victim who Nora believes is somehow connected to Lucas, the stakes seem to have been raised considerably with Nora’s life—and book deal—on the line.

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Population Zero

In 2009, three young men were killed in a remote corner of Yellowstone National Park. Authorities never found the murderer; he found them. Only hours after the victims were gunned down in cold blood, Dwayne Nelson walked into a Ranger Station miles away and confessed to the crime. Despite his detailed confession, Dwayne Nelson was allowed to go free because of a loophole in the American Constitution. Documentarian Julian Pinder travels to Yellowstone in a cinematic and compelling chase for the truth behind a crime that should have rocked the nation. How did the United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States of America, let a guilty man go free?

RUN TIME 83 min DIRECTORS Julian Pinder, Adam Levins PRODUCERS Tom Spriggs, Julian Pinder, Tyler Levine, Fred Fuchs, John Hansen, Mike Orlick, Rob McGillivray, William Borthwick SCREENWRITER Jeff Staranchuk JULIAN PINDER gained notoriety as a feature film director with his debut film, Land. His work includes commercials, MTV's Rock the Vote campaign, Grammy-nominated music videos, and experimental shorts. ADAM LEVINS graduated with distinction from London Guildhall and has since worked in music videos, documentaries, commercials, and feature films.

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Sea Gypsies:

THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD RUN TIME 88 min DIRECTOR Nico Edwards PRODUCER Nico Edwards KEY CAST Ayack Wanderer, Clemens Gabriel, David Bowie

NICO EDWARDS is a videographer and filmmaker who’s made projects on all seven continents. Having grown up on a houseboat in Northern California, Nico loves being out on the un-ownable ocean, pursuing his folly along with those who don’t fit in most other places. Sea Gypsies is his first feature.

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The vessel is Infinity, a 120-foot hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey: an 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. Along the way the crew will battle a hurricane of ice in the Ross Sea, assist the radical environmental group Sea Shepherd, and tear every sail they have. Sea Gypsies brilliantly reels us in to share the perspective of a group of likable nomads living a fragile alternative existence drifting atop the largest of the planet’s few remaining global commons. Like the director, we are witnesses to the voyage, following the crew on their daily routine; from charting their course down to the tiny, but crucial, details of maintaining the boat.

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Second Nature

One woman fighting the odds, one womanizer on a winning ticket, and one magic mirror to turn it all around. Upon the sudden death of a local politician, Amanda (Collette Wolfe) and Bret (Sam Huntington) both jump at the chance to run for mayor; but the two former classmates have very different ideas about how to run their small town. Amanda hopes to protect her frail grandmother and others in need. Bret, on the other hand, has a pro strip club agenda and is backed by the corrupt and inept city council. Their worlds are flipped around when Bret snatches an antique mirror from Amanda’s hands during a heated argument. In the small town of Louisburg, the most unusual mayor’s race is about to go down.

RUN TIME 80 min DIRECTOR Michael Cross PRODUCERS Michael Cross, Nicholas Gyeney, Susan LaSalle, Edi Zanidache SCREENWRITERS Michael Cross, Edi Zanidache, J.C. Ford After graduating magna cum laude from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, MICHAEL CROSS earned both Telly Awards and Davey Awards for directing and editing commercials. Second Nature is Michael’s first feature film as a director, but in concordance with his short film, Commercial, shares Michael’s credo that films should have a social conscience.

KEY CAST Collette Wolfe, Sam Huntington

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Unleashed RUN TIME 96 min DIRECTOR Finn Taylor PRODUCER Susan Johnson SCREENWRITER Finn Taylor KEY CAST Justin Chatwin, Steve Howey, Kate Micucci FINN TAYLOR, a three-time Sundance Alumnus, has had his films distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, Fine Line, Lakeshore Entertainment, Canal Plus and Icon. His newest film, Kannapolis, premiered at the National Gallery of the Smithsonian and will be featured at the The Metropolitan Museum, New York. He received an Academy of American Poets Award.

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Emma (Kate Micucci), an astute and quirky app designer, relocates to San Francisco after being double-crossed by her former beau. She re-boots her life with the devoted help and support of her beloved pets who are more like best friends: her cat, Ajax (Justin Chatwin) and her retriever, Summit (Steve Howey). When the animals go missing on the night of a Supermoon, Emma goes into a panic while the strange cosmic event causes the two animals to change into grown men. Hilarity ensues as Ajax and Summit attempt to return home as the most unlikely sort of fish out of water, and Emma desperately searches for her furry best friends. With Unleashed, San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Finn Taylor lovingly captures iconic San Francisco neighborhoods and settings.

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Lounge Shorts

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Here lies a wacky, hysterical, and somewhat capricious assortment of unorthodox tales.

The Barry and Ro Show

Barry and Ro are a married couple trying to get their 1970s variety show off the ground. As they struggle to shoot a promo, their marriage is put to the test. RUN TIME 6 min DIR Jordan Liebowitz PROD Todd Slawsby, John Schneider SW Mike Olson, Michael Snyder CAST Jeff Richards, Whitney Rice, John Murray, Earl Skakel

The Tow

Late at night, two men argue passionately over a soon-to-be towed car. Tensions mount quickly towards a breaking point and nothing is as it appears. RUN TIME 8 min DIR/SW Ian Bohen PROD Michael Bircumshaw CAST JR Bourne, Paul Rae

Jogging Leads to Ice Cream

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Drug Mule

RUN TIME 6 min DIR/PROD/SW Joshua Staman PROD Kevin Moss, Paul Matthew Gordon CAST Rachel Staman, Rebecca Phillips

RUN TIME 13 min DIR/SW Becca Gleason PROD Alex Creasia CAST Stephanie Ellis, Joshua Close

RUN TIME 9 min DIR David Spaltro PROD/SW Sharon Lesser Maguire PROD Chris Bongirne, Eli Hershko CAST Miguel Belmonte, Alberto Bonilla, Sharon Maguire

So It Goes

Madam Black

The Cleansing Hour

RUN TIME 11 min DIR/SW Justin Carlton PROD Lindsey Villarreal, Jamie Wheeler CAST Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Kattner

RUN TIME 11 min DIR/PROD Ivan Barge PROD/SW Matthew Harris CAST Jethro Skinner

RUN TIME 18 min DIR/PROD/SW Damien LaVeck PROD Shirit Bradley, Natalie LeVeck CAST Sam Jaeger, Heather Morris, Neil Grayston

Two girlfriends will stop at nothing to figure out why it is that every time they agree to go jogging, they end up with pints of ice cream.

Amidst many distractions, Samantha struggles to find her voice while recording a new song. Out for a walk, she encounters a mysterious stranger who reminds her of why she loves to create music.

When a young couple realizes that they are the only surviving relationship in a sea of single friends, they consider what it would mean to join the others in singlehood.

Marcus, a glamour portraitist, runs over young Tilly’s beloved cat, Madam Black. In a moment of panic, Marcus tells her the cat has gone on vacation, then has to maintain the illusion.

Mexican drug enforcement agents bring in an American mother suspected of smuggling, along with her 10-year-old son. The agents are in for quite a surprise.

When the latest subject of a hoax-exorcism live webcast turns out to actually be demon-possessed, the filmmakers are forced to reckon with their online charade in front of millions of viewers.

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NARRATIVE SHORTS NARRATIVE ONE The Bench Somewhere To Be The Chop Future Boyfriend Twinsburg Worst-Case Scenario, Inc

NARRATIVE TWO Lucy In My Eyes Second Words Borrowed Time Porcupine Split Ticket Off Track Betty

NARRATIVE THREE Jada Closure Youth A Walk in Winter Brix and the Bitch Stars 110


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Total Run Time: 84 min

Narrative One

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What happens when one person, or perhaps an entire culture of people, challenges your perspective on the known world? Find out.

The Bench

Somewhere To Be

The Chop

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Future Boyfriend

An old blind man on a park bench enjoys a glimpse of the vibrant and bustling world around him through the eyes of the young man sitting next to him.

After being dumped by her boyfriend and getting in a car accident, uptight Margaret tries to find her way to a business meeting with the help of an aloof stranger.

Yossi, a charismatic Kosher butcher, loses his job and can’t land another gig. To put meat on the table, he pretends to be Muslim in order to get work at a Halal butcher shop.

Stuart and Kaylie are enjoying their third date until Stuart reveals a secret that threatens to derail their relationship. Is he telling the truth, or is it just science fiction?

RUN TIME 6 min DIR/SW Cameron Burnett PROD/SW Alonso Alvarez PROD Tomas Cordoba CAST Harwood Gordon, Judah McFadden

RUN TIME 15 min DIR/SW Nick DeCell PROD Brian Knight CAST Lilly Wilton, Rane Jameson, Jared Wofford

RUN TIME 17 min DIR/SW Lewis Rose PROD Daphnée Hocquard CAST Amir Boutrous, Andy Linden, Waleed Akhtar, Waj Ali, Sajid Varda

RUN TIME 12 min DIR Ben Rock PROD Ron Morehouse, Emily Bell SW A. Vincent Ularich CAST Ron Morehouse, Emily Bell, French Stewart

Twinsburg

Worst-Case Scenario, Inc.

Feeling sentimental about his fading twin identity, Jerry reunites with his reluctant brother Paul for a weekend of revelry and reconnection at a quaint annual twin convention. RUN TIME 16 min DIR/SW Joe Garrity PROD Kate Charlotte Hodges, Kyle Parker CAST Joe Garrity, Kate Charlotte Hodges

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RUN TIME 18 min DIR/PROD/SW Jenny Lee, Gareth Smith PROD Lisa Rudin CAST Avi Rothman, Molly Kidder, Autumn Withers

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Worst-Case Scenario, Inc. field agent Ryan inspects the home of a new mother who desperately wants to keep her baby safe. The encounter forces him to confront his own disasterprone world view.

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This collection of shorts centers around the healing process prompted by the passing and inevitable loss of time.

Lucy In My Eyes

Second Words

RUN TIME 11 min DIR/PROD/SW Megan Park PROD Katie Boland, Aidan Shipley CAST Madeline McGraw, Stephanie Rothenberg

RUN TIME 11 min DIR Jake Hull PROD Dan Falk, Justin Mark O’Brien SW Samuel Laskey CAST John Beasley, TammyRa’ Jackson

Split Ticket

Off Track Betty

RUN TIME 20 min DIR/PROD/SW Alfred Thomas Catalfo CAST Graham King, Nathaniel Scott, Donna Phofolos, Greg Kretschmar, Gregory Athans

RUN TIME 19 min DIR/PROD/SW Clayton Dean Smith PROD Liz Ortiz-Mackes, Thomas A. Stark CAST Diane Ciesla, Corwin C. Tuggles, Brooke Sunny Moriber, James Cavanagh Burke, Lawrence Ballard

Lucy has a dream where she reconnects with herself at age six. Presented with a tantalizing window to change her history, she comes to some poignant realizations about herself and her past.

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In 1947, newly-minted congressmen and future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision that could change history.

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As a grieving farmer struggles to prepare his late wife’s beloved meatloaf, the arrival of a mysterious young woman threatens to open a window into the past he might prefer to keep shut.

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Borrowed Time

Porcupine

RUN TIME 7 min DIR/SW Lou Hamou-Lhadj, Andrew Coats PROD Amanda Deering Jones SW Mark C. Harris CAST Greg Dykstra, Steve Purcell, Nick Pitera

RUN TIME 14 min DIR Sabrina Doyle PROD Lisa Cirincione SW Steve Apostolina CAST W. Earl Brown

A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back.

On the eve of a country music star’s induction into the Hall of Fame, a mystery woman appears at his dressing room door. The pair discover they have much in common.

Longtime resident Betty realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. While pondering her future, she is confronted by a young man with a direct link to her past.

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Total Run Time: 79 min

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Immerse yourself in the darker side of tough love and family values.

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Jada

Closure

Youth

A Walk in Winter

RUN TIME 16 min DIR/PROD/SW Doug Roland PROD Michelle Luchese CAST Kaycie Bowens

RUN TIME 14 min DIR Wallace Langham PROD/SW David DeSantos PROD Anil Margsahayam, Stephanie Beatriz SW Todd Waring CAST David DeSantos, Stephanie Beatriz

RUN TIME 17 min DIR/SW Brett Marty PROD/SW Joshua Izenberg SW Amelia Whitcomb CAST George MacGuire, Jessica Stroup

RUN TIME 15 min DIR Ryan Moody PROD Nina Anand Aujla, James Franco, Vince Jolivette SW Jessica Nikkel, Robert Boswell CAST James Franco, Abigail Spencer, Jack Kehler, Jack Sochet, Max Leifman

Brix and the Bitch

Stars

Jada is a 7-year-old girl living alone on the streets of Venice Beach. With social services lurking, tourists teeming, and crazies all around, Jada is the epitome of street smart.

Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, a desperate woman’s only chance for escape is to win a gruesome brawl against the one person she refuses to harm. RUN TIME 10 min DIR/PROD/SW Nico Raineau PROD Kristen Murtha, Russell Hadaya CAST Alex Marshall-Brown, Dre Swain

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Elderly couple Alice and Joel undergo a “renewal” process to make themselves young again. But while Alice becomes radiantly young, Joel may not be a candidate for the procedure.

Conrad has returned to his hometown to learn whether the ruined corpse found nearby is his long-disappeared mother. When he finally sees the remains, he begins to understand his past.

Heather’s daughter lives a privileged life compared to the one Heather had growing up. Heather fears that her daughter’s lack of hardships will leave her unprepared for the world around her.

RUN TIME 8 min DIR/SW Krista Vernoff PROD Michael Medico, Kiley Donovan, Alice Dennard, Kristin Alcala CAST Abigal Spencer, Jeanine Mason, Josh Kelly, Wes Brown

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When father-to-be Garrett learns that his own estranged father has died, he finds a never-sent letter that forces him to come to terms with the complicated relationship they shared.

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS DOCUMENTARY ONE James Turrell: You Who Look Free to Laugh Faces of Santa Ana I Am an Orchkid Townhouse Starring Austin Pendleton

DOCUMENTARY TWO Love Unleashed Wheel of Life Being Seen Think of Calvin 1-800-Give-Us-Your-Kidney

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Total Run Time: 81 min

Documentary One

Architectural design, painting, acting, and musical performance. These are some of the outlets of creative expression highlighted in this assortment of short documentaries.

James Turrell: You Who Look

James Turrell, an artist who for over 40 years has been creating artworks that test our notions of seeing, takes us on a magical journey through his immersive series of works. RUN TIME 8 min DIR Jessica Yu PROD Erin Wright, Izabela Frank

Townhouse

Everything in an 1890s Romanesque Revival brownstone in New York is gutted except for the façade. Townhouse reveals the meticulous and creative process of designing and rebuilding in the original style. RUN TIME 12 min DIR/PROD Jonathan Robinson

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RUN TIME 15 min DIR Lara Everly PROD Elease Lui

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Faces of Santa Ana

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I Am an Orchkid

Inspired painter Brian Peterson’s journey of love started by befriending a homeless man in his neighborhood of Santa Ana. It then grew into something bigger than he ever imagined.

An after-school music program is designed to create positive social change for the youth in Baltimore City’s most challenged neighborhoods during a time of historic civil unrest.

RUN TIME 13 min DIR/PROD Daud Sani PROD Wendy Campbell CAST Brian Peterson, Vanessa Peterson

RUN TIME 17 min DIR/PROD James Bartolomeo

Starring Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton is the most famous actor you’ve never heard of. Austin reflects on his life and craft, while his A-list peers discuss his vast influence and dogged determination. RUN TIME 18 min DIR/PROD Gene Gallerano, David H. Holmes PROD Satomi Blair, Peter Anderson, Christina Bennett Lind CAST Austin Pendleton, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Olympia Dukakis, Ethan Hawke, Natalie Portman, Wallace Shawn, Denis O’Hare, Bob Balaban, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, George Morfogen

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Free to Laugh

An improv and stand-up comedy class is offered to women recently released from prison to help them cope with their past and find the freedom to laugh in the face of life’s adversities.

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Total Run Time: 80 min

Documentary Two

The subjects of these films inspire us to be better citizens, to challenge what we know to be the norm, and to change our perspective of the world.

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Love Unleashed

Wheel of Life

Being Seen

Think of Calvin

Explore the deep emotional bond between humans and their beloved senior dogs as everyday people share honest and poignant personal stories in this charming documentary about unconditional love.

Join ‘El Oso,’ one of the founders of salsa, as he travels through Havana recalling tales of his youth when clubs were whiteonly and he danced on the streets.

Watch as people living with ‘developmental disabilities’ candidly articulate their selfawareness, shattering misguided preconceptions about who they are and how they think about themselves and the world.

On a quiet Friday night, Calvin Davis joins his family in southwest DC for a family gathering at his motherin-law’s home. When police follow his fifteen year-old son home, Calvin intervenes to ask ‘Why?’.

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RUN TIME 15 min DIR/PROD/SW Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider PROD Roberto Chile

RUN TIME 15 min DIR/PROD Paul Zehrer PROD Chikara Motomura

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At a time when anonymous living organ donations were illegal, Harold Mintz took dramatic steps to change the rules and save the life of a total stranger: an Ethiopian woman, Gennet Belay.

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Documentary Three Six unique stories challenge our thinking about changes in our environmental history, beautiful landmarks, and agricultural foundations.

Water From Stone David Bamberger purchased 5,500 acres of overgrazed land that was considered some of the poorest acreage in the Texas Hill Country. He devoted the rest of his life to restoring it. RUN TIME 8 min DIR Ben Masters PROD John Aldrich

River Rat

As the Bay Delta Conservation Plan threatens to change the California Delta, a small business owner in Locke, CA describes the heartbreak accompanying a lost way of life. RUN TIME 12 min DIR Jenny Stark PROD Rik Keller

Gardeners of the Forest

For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants. Today, there are only 600 elephants left. This is a loss for Laotian history and culture, and also for Planet Earth. RUN TIME 15 min DIR/PROD Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-Webber

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Joshua Tree:

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Joshua Tree National Park is currently threatened by air pollution, fires, and global warming. Scientists believe the majority of the iconic Joshua Trees may be gone in less than 100 years.

Farmworker housing in wine country is a challenging issue as many of the migrant workers have nowhere decent to stay. When a community comes together, all can grow and improve.

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Long Live the Mish

The Mishawaka (‘The Mish’) is a 100-year-old music venue nestled in the Poudre Canyon north of Denver, Colorado. A century-old Mishawaka is a rarity in our modern age. This is its story. RUN TIME 10 min DIR Andrew Schwartz PROD Stacey Grant

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SHORT FEATURES SHORT FEATURES ONE A Children’s Song Coalville Gold Shame

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This soulful grouping of narratives highlights the power of perseverance and personal growth. 27 min

A Children’s Song

In 1937, Alfred and his father flee from Nazi Germany and settle in Shanghai. Cut to present day in the United States when Alfred’s granddaughter meets a young Chinese music student performing the same song she grew up listening to. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, SHAYNA COHEN attended Chapman University’s graduate Film Production program with an emphasis in Directing. She currently works at DreamWorks Animation as a script coordinator. DIRECTOR Shayna Cohen PRODUCERS Jane Wu, Sid Ganis, Reuben Libermike Callaghan, Bob Burris SCREENWRITERS Shayna Cohen, Zhuofei Song KEY CAST Jane Wu, Dana Stern

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Coalville Gold

Coal has long gone from Coalville. What’s left of this once thriving Leicestershire village is young men like Stevie, who dreams of glory in a now economically crippled community. ROSS BOLIDAI is a Royal Television Society Award-winning and Griersonnominated director from London. He is currently developing his first television hour for Channel 4 in the UK. DIRECTOR Ross Bolidai PRODUCER Ross Bolidai SCREENWRITER Stevie Gold

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Shame

Up-and-coming soul singer Lionel Jacobs tries to pursue his career dreams while battling drugs and alcohol, on the one hand, and fighting to take care of his family on the other. In 2008, PAUL HUNTER co-founded the production company Prettybird. His distinctive directing style (seen in over 100 music videos and commercial campaigns) cements his status as one of the industry’s most recognizable names. DIRECTOR Paul Hunter PRODUCERS Isabella Castro, Denzel Washington, Tyrese Gibson, Jerome Martin, Nathan Scherrer SCREENWRITER Tyrese Gibson KEY CAST Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson

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Short Features Two Just when these characters believe they’ve lost their way, they connect with someone who sets them on a new path. 21 min

Situational After being prescribed his third antidepressant, Charlie returns home only to have his Craigslist roommate Miles flush his pills down the toilet and kidnap him for a roadtrip to witness a sunrise over the ocean.

Prestige Ingredients Alia, a young, out-of-work actress, becomes a willing fish out of water in the rich and varied restaurant scene of Paris after taking a job with Pierre, a chef in need of her specific talents.

SCOTT SIMONSEN is an active member of the WGA and has sold feature lengths pitches and scripts to top producers in Hollywood. Situational marks his debut as a director. DIRECTOR Scott Simonsen PRODUCERS Alyssa Skoller, Scott Simonsen SCREENWRITER Scott Simonsen KEY CAST Michael Gazin, Matt Devine

26 min ADRIAN & DANIELLE RUBI-DENTZEL have worked on countless documentaries with France’s best chefs. Prestige Ingredients, a fictional gastronomic fable, is the Rubi-Dentzel’s screenwriting, producing, and directing debut. DIRECTORS Danielle & Adrian Rubi-Dentzel PRODUCERS Danielle & Adrian Rubi-Dentzel SCREENWRITER Adrian Rubi-Dentzel KEY CAST Alia Shawkat

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Here Lies Joe Joe, a suicidal man, attends a support group where he meets Zee, a disarming and troubled young woman who leads him on a series of adventures that change his outlook on life.

MARK BATTLE is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in southern New Hampshire. He has several screenplays waiting to be realized with hopes of pursuing filmmaking full time. DIRECTOR Mark Battle PRODUCERS Mark Battle, Gerald Cain, Pamela Conway SCREENWRITER Mark Battle, Pamela Conway KEY CAST Dean Temple, Andi Morrow, Timothy J. Cox, Mary Hronicek

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Move Me While hiking in the forest, a couple find an inexplicably immobile stranger with a curious condition that only allows him to move while in physical contact with another person.

GABE CRATE is a cartoonist/writer/artist/musician and director known for his stint writing and drawing for The Tick. He is currently in preproduction on his first feature film. DIRECTOR Gabe Crate PRODUCERS Gabe Crate, John Salcido, Kerri Parker SCREENWRITER Gabe Crate KEY CAST Danny Jacobs, Catherine Parker, Aidan Bristow, Caroline Macey

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Short Features Three A selection of three very different true stories united by a unique approach to the word “value.” 25 min

Good Business

Good Business chronicles one man’s fight to build an ethical company in an immoral country. This is the amazing true story of Raymond Ackerman’s commitment to grow the Pick ‘n Pay retail chain during South Africa’s apartheid regime. ROB SCHERMBRUCKER is a husband, father, and storyteller. He and his wife, Karin Schermbrucker, founded Slingshot Media to serve communities by capturing and communicating their stories of hope and inspiration. DIRECTOR Robert Schermbrucker Slingshot Media

PRODUCERS Miranda Magagnini,

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Andy Warhol’s Brillo Box sculpture makes its way from a family’s living room to a record-breaking Christie’s auction. This meditative reflection on chance and circumstance allows us to navigate the ephemeral nature of value. LISANNE SKYLER’S films include the feature Getting To Know You (1999 Sundance Film Festival), the PBS-broadcast documentaries No Loans Today (1995) and Dreamland (2000), and the award-winning short film Capture The Flag (2010). DIRECTOR Lisanne Skyler PRODUCERS Sheila Nevins, Lisanne Skyler SCREENWRITER Lisanne Skyler

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Six Strings of Separation

Six Strings of Separation takes us along for the ride on a Grateful Dead fanatic’s ambitious journey to hand-build a series of electric guitars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a band with an unparalleled cult following. ROBERT LIANO is an Emmy award-winning producer and director. As the founder of Saul Goode Entertainment, he is constantly seeking unique stories to tell on screens of all sizes. DIRECTOR Robert Liano PRODUCERS Robert Liano, Matt O’Connor KEY CAST Pete Sears, Stanley Clarke, Steve Parish, Trixie Garcia

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Game The Nation Holds Its Breath

INSPIRE 2016 The Rebound Sonic Sea

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DOCUMENTARY FEATURES In Pursuit of Silence Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story Decanted Strike a Pose Generosity of Eye Crossing Rachmaninoff Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music Political Animals The C Word The Forbidden Shore The Promised Band Winning She Started It The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille Pisco Punch: A Cocktail Comeback Story

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Lexus Short Films

NVFF is proud to partner with Lexus and The Weinstein Company on Lexus Short Films (LSF). The four winning LSF filmmakers announced at last year’s NVFF Awards Ceremony are presenting their new short films together for the first time. NVFF Legendary Filmmaker Honoree Lee Daniels (Precious, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Empire, Star) hosts a lively onstage conversation with the four talented directors at the Thursday show. For nonpassholders, $20 tickets are available for advance purchase. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets.

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Friday Night While visiting her daughter who is studying abroad, Claire is thrown into the midst of a city-wide attack. In a place where she doesn’t speak the language or know her way around, she’s forced to navigate in the dark of night in a desperate search to find her daughter and ensure her safety.

ALEXIS MICHALIK is an actor, writer, director and founder of a theatre company. He is half French, half British, lives in Paris and speaks five languages. DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER Alexis Michalik EXEC. PRODUCERS Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, David Glasser KEY CAST Adria Tennor, Alexys Gabrille, David Coburn

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MESSiAH Director Damian Walshe-Howling’s MESSiAH presents us with a playful collision of cultures. A plump, hapless Irishman and his sophisticated Parisian girlfriend get more than they bargained for when they encounter a particularly mischievous stranger in the spectacular Australian Outback.

Australian actor and filmmaker DAMIAN WALSHE-HOWLING’S deep passion for storytelling has taken him all over the world in pursuit of culturally diverse stories and roles. DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER Damian Walshe-Howling EXEC. PRODUCERS Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, David Glasser KEY CAST David Gulpilil, Stephen Hunter, Chloe Boreham, Mark Coles Smith

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Game A high school sophomore moves to a new school and decides to try out for the reigning state champion boys basketball team. The player goes out and demonstrates extraordinary skill, worthy of making the roster. Then the team finds out the student’s big secret.

JEANNIE DONOHOE is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She has written and directed several short films, including Lambing Season, and his currently developing her first feature-length film, Flock. DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER Jeannie Donohoe EXEC. PRODUCERS Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, David Glasser KEY CAST Rick Fox, Charles Parnell, Nicole Williams

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The Nation Holds Its Breath On the day of the most important football match in Irish history, a young fatherto-be is torn between a) standing at his wife’s side to hold her hand and witness the miracle of childbirth, or b) witnessing the miracle of the national team reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

KEV CAHILL graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Mathematics. He tried dozens of jobs before directing his first short film, More Than God, which qualified for an Oscar and screened at nearly 30 festivals. DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER Kev Cahill EXEC. WPRODUCERS Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, David Glasser KEY CAST Sam Keeley, Kate Gilmore, Barbara Brennan, Ally Ní Chiaráin

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 9:00am - 3:00pm | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE INSPIRE 2016 is a multi-school field trip to the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. 1,200 Napa and Solano County middle and high school students will watch documentary films and participate in extended discussions with both the filmmakers and their inspirational subjects. 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.

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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.

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 Co-Director Brenda Lhormer: an overall winner, and one each for High School, Middle School, and Elementary School.

Big Sonia (p. 84) Farewell Ferris Wheel (p. 87)

Elementary School Winner ANDREW RAYNER - The Hamburger St. Helena Elementary School, 4th Grade

Until 20 (p. 92) Winning (p. 140)

TEEN PRESS Teen Press develops young students’ research, listening, and interviewing skills. Two teams of student journalists will interview Red Carpet attendees and special festival guests. BLUE OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL directed by Humanities teacher Melinda Cooke HARVEST MIDDLE SCHOOL directed by Journalism teacher Joe Paniagua

Middle School Winner GEORGE SHIKOWITZ - The Only One River Middle School, 8th Grade High School Winner GABRIELA GOMEZ - 12’830.2 KM: A Story About A Long Distance Relationship Kantonsschule Wohlen, Switzerland, 11th Grade Grand Prize Winner MEGAN STEIGER - Deliverance of the Mind Justin-Siena High School, 11th Grade

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The Rebound

Sonic Sea

The Rebound is the unlikely but true account of the Miami Heat Wheels’ quest for victory and redemption during the year following a crushing defeat at the wheelchair basketball national championships. Director Shaina Allen’s high octane film presents us with a story of unwavering resolve and a testament to mankind’s innate ability to overcome life’s toughest challenges, including those beyond what meets the eye. NVFF is proud to host Shaina, Michael Esposito, and some of the wheelchair basketball players at this year’s festival.

Ken Balcomb, a former U.S. Navy officer, discovers a tragic mystery involving a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas. His search for answers will change the way we understand the impact of human activity on the ocean and its diverse inhabitants. Sonic Sea is a beautiful and urgent film that not only diagnoses a problem, but also offers solutions and hope for a quieter ocean, underscoring how the ocean’s destiny is bound up with our own. MICHELLE DOUGHERTY is an American designer and director. She has created Emmy-nominated main title sequences and has directed global commercial advertising campaigns. Sonic Sea is her first feature.

SHAINA ALLEN is an emerging female film director, director of photography, and editor. Her experience over the past decade includes documentary filmmaking, editing for sports and news broadcasting, and award-winning lifestyle cinematography.

DANIEL HINERFELD directs and produces films and videos for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Previously he was a senior editor, producer and reporter at National Public Radio.

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In director James Lapine’s taut emotional thriller Custody, three unlikely women are brought together in New York City Family Court when one of them, single mother Sara Diaz (Catalina Sandino Moreno), unexpectedly ends up losing custody of her children. Up against the stacked odds of a bureaucratic system, Sara must control her temper and learn to trust her novice attorney (Hayden Panettiere) to help prove to a venerable judge (Viola Davis) that she’s a loving, responsible and capable mother.

A young girl named Heidi (Talitha Bateman) lives an unconventional lifestyle with her mentally disabled mother and their doting neighbor, Bernadette (played lovingly by acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard). Heidi has a lucky streak that has a way of pointing her in the right direction. When a mysterious word in her mother’s vocabulary begins to haunt her, Heidi’s thirst for the truth leads her on a cross country journey in search of the secrets of her past. So B. It is adapted from the beloved novel by author Sarah Weeks.

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So B. It

JAMES LAPINE is a playwright, screenwriter, music composer, and theater and film director who has received three Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Peabody Award. James wrote the music and screenplay for Into The Woods, and directed the TV movie Six By Sondheim.

STEPHEN GYLLENHAAL is a film and television director, writer and producer. Past feature films include Paris Trout, A Dangerous Woman and Losing Isaiah. Stephen currently directs the award-winning series Rectify for the Sundance Channel. RUN TIME 98 min

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DIRECTOR Stephen Gyllenhaal

DIRECTOR James Lapine

PRODUCERS J. Todd Harris, Orien Richman

PRODUCERS Lauren Versel, Katie Mustard, James Lapine

SCREENWRITER Garry Williams

SCREENWRITER James Lapine

KEY CAST Alfre Woodard, Talitha Bateman, Cloris Leachman, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok, Jessica Collins, Luis Moncada, Michael Arden, William Stanford Davis

KEY CAST Catalina Sandino Moreno, Viola Davis, Hayden Panettiere, Tony Shalhoub, Raul Esparza, Dan Fogler, Ellen Burstyn

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Youth in Oregon

Gilmore Girls:

When Raymond (Frank Langella) announces he’s made arrangements to be euthanized in his home state of Oregon, his family is determined to stop him. Daughter Kate (Christina Applegate) believes this is all dramatic nonsense, as Raymond isn’t eligible for Oregon’s ‘Death With Dignity’ act, allowing a terminally-ill patient to legally take his mortality into his own hands. When Raymond summons a taxi for the cross-country journey, Kate tasks husband Brian (Billy Crudup) with driving her father to Oregon. What they don’t know is that her father has a secret: he’s actually dying. With over fifteen years in the entertainment industry, JOEL DAVID MOORE has worked diligently to become an accomplished multi-hyphenate actor, director, and writer in both film and television. NVFF audiences will remember Joel from his work opposite fellow NVFF attendee and actress Madeline Zima in the NVFF2013 film #Stuck. RUN TIME 105 min DIRECTOR Joel David Moore PRODUCERS Sirad Balducci, Joey Carey, Ross M. Dinerstein, Stefan Nowicki, Morgan White SCREENWRITER Andrew Eisen KEY CAST Christina Applegate, Nicola Peltz, Josh Lucas, Billy Crudup, Frank Langella, Mary Kay Place

Gilmore Girls makes its much-anticipated return with four memorable new chapters from the lives of Lorelai, Emily, Rory and countless more Stars Hollow stalwarts. Picking up nine years after we last ​dropped in on the whimsical Connecticut town, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life finds each of our ​leading ladies at a major crossroads: Lorelai’s relationship with Luke is at an unnerving standstill; Rory’s budding journalism career in New York has stalled before it’s even begun; and Emily’s world is turned upside down following the untimely passing of her beloved husband, Richard. Join us for an exclusive and intimate conversation with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series creator/executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Daniel Palladino as they discuss the four new chapters launching November 25 everywhere Netflix is available. AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO is a multiple Emmy-nominated television writer, director, and producer. The founder of Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions, she is best known as the creator of the television series Gilmore Girls and Bunheads. DANIEL PALLADINO is one of the producers of the American animated sitcom Family Guy. Palladino is also a former producer, writer, and director for Gilmore Girls, he executive produced The Return of Jezebel James, and was a consulting producer, writer, and director for Bunheads. For non-passholders, $20 tickets are available for advance purchase. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets.

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In Pursuit of Silence Filmmaker Patrick Shen delivers an intoxicating, fascinating and meditative documentary with gorgeous cinematography about the value of silence and the impact of noise on our lives. Inspired by the Desert Fathers of the third century AD and John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes a comprehensive look at the effects silence and noise have on our physical and mental health. PATRICK SHEN is a filmmaker and the founder of Transcendental Media. With a keen interested in art as a method of self-alteration and healing, Patrick teaches filmmaking workshops all over the globe as an ambassador for cinematic storytelling.

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Marinoni:

THE FIRE IN THE FRAME Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after decades hunched over toxic fumes, his passion almost killed him. Today, at age 75, Marinoni is back in top cycling shape. He has decided to attempt the world record for his age group for the most distance covered in one hour, on a bike he built with his own hands nearly 40 years ago. TONY GIRARDIN, a Montreal-based filmmaker, chose Giuseppe Marinoni as the subject for his documentary feature debut after visiting the renowned frame builder in his shop. Tony reminds himself that as with a good book, the story is the unwavering core of any film.

RUN TIME 81 min DIRECTOR Patrick Shen

RUN TIME 87 min

PRODUCERS Patrick Shen, Andrew Brumme, Brandon Vedder, Cassidy Hall

DIRECTOR Tony Girardin PRODUCERS Noah Couture-Glassco, Tony Girardin KEY CAST Giuseppe Marinoni

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Insatiable:

THE HOMARO CANTU STORY At the age of 27, Chef Homaro Cantu helped put Chicago on the culinary map when he opened his groundbreaking restaurant Moto. Filmed over a period of three years, Brett Schwartz’s Insatiable takes us deep inside Cantu’s personality, history, talents and motivations, picking up the story at a pivotal moment in Cantu’s career when he shifts from avantgarde celebrity chef to idealistic humanitarian. BRETT A. SCHWARTZ is an award-winning filmmaker who has been producing documentaries since 1995. Brett received his Bachelor’s Degrees from Cornell and a Masters from Stanford’s Documentary Film Program.

Decanted The new film Decanted takes us inside one of the most intimate, intricate and successful winegrowing regions in the world: our very own Napa Valley. Forty years after the infamous Judgement of Paris changed everything, we follow the development of—and challenges being faced by—a new winery and brand, viewed through the lens of elite Napa Valley winemakers and pacesetters who all share a passion for their craft. NVFF is proud to be presenting the world premiere of Decanted. NICK KOVACIC is an award-winning filmmaker and the co-founder of Digital Cave Media. He was named the 2014 New York City Food Filmmaker of the Year, and received a 2016 Emmy Nomination. RUN TIME 82 min DIRECTOR Nicholas Kovacic

RUN TIME 98 min

PRODUCERS Matthew Riggieri, Nate Pesce, Steve Reynolds, Andy Wilcox, Ken Martin, Mike Martin

DIRECTOR Brett Schwartz PRODUCER Brett Schwartz

SCREENWRITER Nicholas Kovacic KEY CAST Steve Reynolds, Julien Fayard, Anthony Bell, Heidi Barrett, Mike Martin, Aaron Pott, Philippe Melka

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In 1990, seven young male dancers—6 gay, 1 straight—were hired by Madonna to join her prominently on stage for her most controversial showcase: the “Blond Ambition” world tour. Now, 25 years later, the talented dancers peel back layers of time and concealing fictions to reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. Strike a Pose is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

Generosity of Eye is the surprising story of a major art collection transforming into educational opportunities for African American children in Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Children’s Zone. It is also the personal tale of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she discovers how justice, art, and family can collide in a single act of extraordinary generosity by her father, French businessman William Louis-Dreyfus. The film features beautiful artwork by masters like Kandinsky, Oldenburg and Rousseau, and “outsider” artists like Bill Traylor and Thornton Dial.

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ESTER GOULD is a Scottish-born filmmaker who lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied Film and Journalism in Amsterdam and New York (NYU Tisch School of the Arts). Strike a Pose is her third feature-length film. REIJER ZWAAN is a journalist and filmmaker for Dutch Public Television. Since he first saw Truth Or Dare as a young boy, he couldn’t help but ask himself what might have happened to the young dancers who had made such an impact.

DIRECTORS Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan PRODUCER Rosan Boersma For non-passholders, $20 tickets are available for advance purchase. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets.

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RUN TIME 63 min DIRECTOR Brad Hall PRODUCERS Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julie R. Snyder, Brad Hall KEY CAST Julia Louis-Dreyfus, William Louis-Dreyfus, Geoffrey Canada

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BRAD HALL has written, directed, produced, performed in and created television shows including Veep, Saturday Night Live, Curb your Enthusiasm and Frasier. He wrote and directed the short film Picture Paris. Generosity of Eye is his first documentary.

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Crossing Rachmaninoff Gordon Getty:

Rebecca Tansley’s Crossing Rachmaninoff is the story of one man’s journey to redemption through Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Flavio Villani is preparing for a performance that will confirm his arrival as a world-class concert pianist and vindicate his decision to be a musician. But before the first crashing notes, Flavio must overcome his personal history and doubts while he grapples with the supremely challenging material. NVFF is proud to host Rebecca and Flavio, visiting Napa Valley all the way from New Zealand. REBECCA TANSLEY is an independent filmmaker from New Zealand. Crossing Rachmaninoff is her first feature length documentary. She is currently developing her second film, a drama, also set in Italy.

THERE WILL BE MUSIC Director Peter Rosen tells the remarkable story of American composer and San Francisco businessman, investor and philanthropist Gordon Getty. Gordon is the son of J. Paul Getty who, at his death in 1976, was the richest man in the world. J. Paul Getty was head of a family dynasty known as much for scandal as for business success with Getty Oil and a myriad of other ventures. How did Gordon escape the family curse? Through his music!

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PETER ROSEN has produced and directed over 100 full-length films and television programs which have been distributed worldwide and won awards at all of the major film festivals. He is particularly interested in the talents, ambitions and achievements of artists, architects, and musicians.

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For non-passholders, $40 tickets are available for advance purchase for our Sunday presentations at the Lincoln Theater of both Crossing Rachmaninoff and Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music. Ticket includes special post-screening conversations with the subjects of the films: pianist Flavio Villani and composer/philanthropist Gordon Getty. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets.

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Political Animals

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The first openly gay legislators in California were in fact four women; Carole Migden, Christine Kehoe, Jackie Goldberg and Sheila Kuehl. Yet their stories have not been told. Political Animals is an emotionally charged film that follows these four groundbreaking women as they moved from protesting in the streets during the 70s and 80s into the corridors of power in the 90s to fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities.

The C Word asks the question: With all of the resources and efforts in the war on cancer, why are we still losing? In asking this question, a band of quirky rebels, led by narrator Morgan Freeman, reveal some amazing truths that no one is talking about on a grand scale—until now.

JONAH MARKOWITZ recently finished a residency at the San Francisco Film Society, where he completed the screenplay for his next feature Start At The End. Jonah is a production designer who’s worked on indie and studio films. TRACY WARES is a filmmaker and TV producer who’s made movies on five different continents. She began directing documentaries with Royal Drag (1998), about the drag ball scene in San Francisco. RUN TIME 85 min DIRECTORS Jonah Markowitz, Tracy Wares PRODUCER Anne Clements, Jonah Markowitz, Bill Resnick, David Bohnett

MEGHAN O’HARA’S producing awards include a 2008 Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary, the Producers Guild Award for Producer of the Year, and the 2007 Gotham Award for Best Documentary. She is thrilled to be getting back to her roots as a director with her new feature The C Word. RUN TIME 93 min DIRECTOR Meghan L. O’Hara PRODUCERS Meghan L. O’Hara, Pascaline Servan Schreiber, Lori McCreary SHOWTIM ES

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The Forbidden Shore

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Politics silenced Cuban voices beyond its shores, but within, music is its very heartbeat. For the first time ever, through over 40 concerts and unprecedented access to Cuba’s streets and people, musician and documentary filmmaker Ron Chapman brings to life the most dynamic experience of the full spectrum of Cuban music in all of its extraordinary diversity. NVFF is proud to host Ron and several of the Cuban musicians who will appear and perform live after the screenings.

Israelis and Palestinians are divided by more than just a wall. Centuries of religious and ethnic differences as well as bitter resentments have driven a wedge through this volatile region. When a group of Israeli and Palestinian women dare to meet and interact with each other, they need a cover story. Despite their dubious musical talent, the women decide to form a fake rock band. As they connect and share stories, their lives become entangled in ways they would never have expected.

RON CHAPMAN began his career as a musician. He has since established a film production company and founded Brandworks International. Previous titles include The Poet of Havana and Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?

JEN HECK has won multiple awards at film festivals for her short narrative films Airplanes and Salamander. She currently works as a documentary television producer and director. RUN TIME 90 min

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PRODUCERS Ron Chapman, Mark Staunton SCREENWRITER Ron Chapman For non-passholders, $20 tickets are available for advance purchase for the Wednesday and Friday screenings and live performances by the Cuban musicians at the Uptown Theatre. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets.

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Through candid interviews and footage of their most exciting championship moments, Winning explores the passions, inspirations and habits of athletes competing and achieving at the highest levels: Olympic Gold Medalists, Wimbledon champions, wearers of the Green Jacket at The Masters. Included are the thrilling and inspiring stories of tennis champion Martina Navratilova, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, groundbreaking gymnast Nadia Comaneci, record-setting hurdler Edwin Moses, and paralympic athlete Esther Vergeer.

She Started It follows five young women on their journey towards start-up success. While many girls are never encouraged to continue studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and many young women are not encouraged or supported to become leaders in the male dominated tech industry, She Started It seeks to provide positive female role models for young girls aspiring to one day become entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators.

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For many years, JACQUELINE JOSEPH was the Executive Director of The Arthur Ashe Foundation. She has produced websites for Wimbledon and corporations, and also directed narrative and documentary shorts. Winning is her first feature film.

NORA POGGI is a French journalist who has been interviewing key players in Silicon Valley for the past two years. With a background in storytelling and a commitment to female empowerment, (co-director) INSIYAH SAEED combines these two passions in her work as co-director on She Started It.

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PRODUCER Jacqueline Joseph, Eddie Roschi, Lene Copeland, Andreas von Scheele

DIRECTORS Nora Poggi, Insiyah Saeed PRODUCERS Nora Poggi, Insiyah Saeed

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KEY CAST Martina Navratilova, Jack Nicklaus, Nadia Comaneci, Edwin Moses, Esther Vergeer

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The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille

The Origin of Film

In 1923, acclaimed director Cecil B. DeMille made his first version of The Ten Commandments. To capture an epic sense of wonder and grandeur, DeMille built a magnificent “City of the Pharaoh” set on a windswept stretch of California coast. When he was finished filming, the enormous set vanished. Thirty years ago, filmmaker Peter Brosnan heard this story in a bar and decided to hunt for the Lost City. He found it. Now he wants to dig it up. PETER BROSNAN is a writer, filmmaker, and social worker. His work has appeared in national publications, and on PBS and HBO. His life changed forever when in 1982, as a 30-year-old freelance journalist, he first heard the story about DeMille’s Lost City.

Award-winning filmmaker and director Mark Kirkland joins us for a unique live presentation demonstrating and discussing antique, silent era hand crank cameras. You’ll be caught up in Mark’s passion for the pioneers of movie-making. You’ll learn the history of these first cameras, the films that were made, and the directors and actors that used them. Mark’s fascinating talk includes video segments, questions and answers, and a hands-on segment as well. MARK KIRKLAND began his visual storytelling career as a layout artist. Gigs on a variety of shows led to directing 80 episodes of The Simpsons. An obsession with the history of cinema and the early days of movie-making led him to create and direct the short film The Moving Picture Co. 1914, which played at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2014. SHOWTIM ES

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THE WHINNIES! BEST OF EQUINE FILM Partnering with guest curator Kimberly Carlisle, THE WHINNIES! BEST OF EQUINE FILM presents films that inspire, inform, celebrate and advocate for the horse/human partnership. This year the program includes two screenings — the two short features below, and the full length documentary on the next page. For non-passholders, $40 tickets are available for advance purchase for the Sunday presentations at Napa Valley College. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets. Some of the films that are most difficult to watch are the most important to see.

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His Name is Midnight is the true story of a horse bred for strength and rodeo glory, but discarded, ultimately suffering from human cruelty. His name and his lineage were forgotten but his royal pedigree and upbringing in the Badlands of Montana instilled in him the strength and tenacity that allowed him to survive. Kelly Colbert is the award-winning producer of the HBO documentary Madonna of the Mills. His Name is Midnight is Kelly’s first feature-length documentary. DIRECTOR Kelly Colbert PRODUCERS Kelly Colbert, Andy Nibley, Ray Conley, Virginia Rollet Moore SCREENWRITER J. Weston Millerr

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From the Kill Pen

From the Kill Pen is an exploration of the suspicious activity behind the underground horse slaughter industry in America. Director Sharon Boeckle’s eyeopening film investigates how unregulated horsemeat is getting into the human food chain and examines the risks of consumption, as many of these horses are heavily drugged with dangerous, disease-causing substances. Sharon Boeckle founded her own film production company— Sila Productions, LLC—after more than fifteen years experience in the study and teaching of writing and literary analysis.

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The Caravan Film

Pisco Punch:

An inside look aboard The Caravan where adventurers young and old grapple with route-finding, mother nature, and group dynamics in an epic horse-drawn experience across America. Follow the exploits of an eclectic group of international carriage drivers and horse riders as they travel over 2,500 miles across the American south from California to Florida. MARGOT MCMASTER is an Emmy awardwinning filmmaker with a passion for documentaries. While Margot has worked in the genre for over 25 years, The Caravan Film is her feature debut.

A COCKTAIL COMEBACK STORY Pisco Punch tells the story of one of the world’s great forgotten spirits: Peruvian pisco. In the late 19th century, pisco was the most celebrated spirit in the western United States. Calamitous political developments in its native Peru caused pisco to disappear until relatively recently when it has made a remarkable comeback. Filmmaker Alan Kropf pours and serves up a great cocktail story, told on film for the first time. NVFF is proud to host the film’s world premiere. Filmmaker and musician ALAN KROPF currently serves as the Executive Director of Education at Anchor Distilling Co., building on a career as one of the most influential young professionals in the drinks industry. He previously spearheaded the cutting edge mixology culture magazine Mutineer.

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PRODUCERS Alan Kropf, Matthew Noel SCREENWRITER Alan Kropf For non-passholders, $20 tickets are available for advance purchase. Please visit nvff.org/special-program-tickets. *Generously supported by PromPeru

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SUBMIT YOUR PITCH To submit your pitch for the 2017 competition, be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter to get the announcement of when our Call for Pitch Entries opens. Please visit nvff.org for more details. And join us this year to see who wins on November 13!

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NVFF’s annual PITCH COMPETITION connects aspiring 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” hosted by our friends at the Embassy Suites in Napa on November 11 and 12. Producer and pitch writer Scott Manville will convey the ins and outs of successful pitching. Scott and his fellow industry mentors will select 10 finalists to go into “the room” for the very public “Final Smackdown” on Sunday, November 13. Join us for one of the most exciting and eye opening sessions of the festival and find out who has the winning pitch!

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PITCH COMPETITION PRIZES AND AWARDS  Top 20 Semi-Finalists Receive: • Exclusive invitation to the two-day “Boot Camp”, the pitch competition semi-finals. • Complimentary full five-day Festival Pass for the Festival.

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Top 10 Finalists Receive: • Opportunity to pitch The Weinstein Company and other top industry 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. 146

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Napa Village Center Napa’s historic riverfront and the Napa Mill buildings were used in the second half of the 1800s as a sea and river commerce center. Over 150 years of rich Napa Valley history later, the complex plays host to our Culinary Stage, Napa Box Office, Napa Wine Pavilion, and more. Explore this lively, walkable corner of Downtown Napa throughout the festival for curated afternoon winetasting, festival merchandise for sale, culinary demonstrations, film screenings at Silo’s, and experience the latest in technology from HP. This festival hub’s energy ebbs and flows with the river alongside it. Look to the Riverfront for a relaxing place to pass the time between screenings, or attend one of the programmed events for experiences ranging from lively to intimate. Here is where you will find engaging activations from our sponsors and most likely rub elbows with established and up-and-coming chefs, sommeliers, and filmmakers alike.

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VARIETY’S 10 TO TASTE Innovative Bay Area student chefs showcase their fresh spin on dishes inspired by iconic film scenes. A distinguished panel of celebrity chefs, filmmakers, and actors sample the dishes (along with all attending guests), and then “dish” about personal favorites, the latest culinary trends, and the role of food in film. The dishes will also be paired with ten wines from Terlato Family Wineries. Chef Tyler Florence heads the panel, moderated by Variety’s Carole Horst. Due to limited capacity, this event will be limited to members of our Patron Circle and other invited guests.

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CULINARY DEMOS EVENT DETAILS NAPA RIVERFRONT 500 MAIN ST, NAPA Passholder Access: All Passholders Join us at the Culinary Stage at the Napa Riverfront, where food and wine experts share their creativity and mouthwatering insights. Sip, savor and celebrate.

THURSDAY, NOV 10 1:30pm – 2:15pm | Wine: Does Age Matter? Tasting Terlato Wines with MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator and Chimney Rock Winemaker Elizabeth Vianna The majority of wines are crafted to taste delicious right upon release; but some can also benefit from time in a cellar. Join MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator, and Chimney Rock winemaker Elizabeth Vianna for a tasting of three vintages of Chimney Rock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District. You’ll taste the difference between young and old wines and learn how both youth and age lend beautiful but different qualities to wine.

FRIDAY, NOV 11 11:00am - 11:45am | How to Taste Wine with John Terlato Join winery owner John Terlato for a fun, interactive blind tasting of four exceptional wines. He’ll share insider tips on how a wine’s color, aroma, taste and texture can reveal its origin, varietal and more. You’ll sharpen your wine tasting skills and have fun at the same time! As a bonus, and because food and wines are often enjoyed together, John will share one of his family’s favorite dishes from the Terlato Kitchen.

12:15pm - 1:00pm | Sliders and Stella Artois with Kenmore Executive Chef Kari Karch Executive Chef for the Kenmore brand, Kari Karch, will be making Japanese Karaage Biscuit sliders with yuzu marmalade and gochujang cucumber. To make matters more mouth-watering, this spicy, sweet, savory biscuit sandwich will be paired with the rich flavor of Stella Artois.

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1:30pm - 2:15pm | Blend Your Own Wine with Rutherford Hill Assistant Winemaker Lisanne Leask and MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator

Lisanne Leask, winemaker at Rutherford Hill Winery, and MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator guide you through blending your own personal wine. While winemakers can start out with up to 100 different wines from various vineyards and vineyard blocks. You’ll start with four, learning how to combine different amounts of each to create your own personal wine that is balanced and delicious.

SATURDAY, NOV 12 11:00am - 11:45am | Souping is the Next Juicing with Kenmore Executive Chef Kari Karch A good soup is sure to hit the spot, but can be tough to master, until now! Expert chef Kari Karch will be demonstrating how to make roasted cauliflower and parsnip soup with hazelnut gremolata and Meyer lemon oil.

12:15pm - 1:00pm | Mixing it up with Charbay Charbay Distillery presents a few of the their hand distilled signature cocktails for sampling. Owners Miles and Susan Karakasevic work side by side with son Marko and his wife Jenni to make some of finest spirits in the country. And NVFF passholders will be treated to this special tasting, as well as tips and tricks for making your own craft cocktails at home.

SUNDAY, NOV 13 11:00am - 11:45am | Vegan Brunch 101 with Kenmore Executive Chef Kari Karch You don’t have to be a vegan to drool over this dairy free tiramisu. Chef Kari Karch will be teaching all of the tips and tricks to turn this creamy, sweet, Italian staple 100% vegan.

12:15pm - 1:00pm | Whole Foods Chef Melissa King Presents… Top Chef finalist and active chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market Melissa King whips up some delicacies and signature dishes from Whole Foods Market pantry. Sample the best locally grown and sourced food from one celebrity chef that you want to meet. “When I’m not in the kitchen, you’ll find me at a concert, exploring the outdoors, or in the yoga studio. Life’s an adventure! It’s easy to be extreme, but balance is what I strive for in life and in my cooking.” - Melissa King

1:30pm - 2:15pm | Pacifico Aquaculture Sea Bass Ceviche by Amelia Ceja Ceja Vineyards President Amelia Ceja will be preparing a refreshing and authentic ceviche right before your eyes. Join her for a lesson in the best ceviche you’ll ever taste.

1:30pm - 2:15pm | Movie Food & Terlato Wine Pairings with MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator

Popcorn is a must for any movie watching experience; and like any food worth eating, it deserves a perfect wine pairing. MaryAnn Worobiec of Wine Spectator will share her expert ideas for wines that go great with popcorn, from classic buttered-and-salted to more exotic flavors. You’ll taste four wines with four flavors of freshly made popcorn by Awesome Pop and leave feeling inspired for your next movie experience.

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NVFF’s afternoon Wine Pavilions feature wines from several wineries presented all in one place at one time, offering you the perfect opportunity to experience Napa Valley wine without the hassle of driving and making appointments and shelling out tasting fees. Not even wine festivals can match the variety and quality of the wines curated for you each day at the Wine Pavilions in each of our festival villages. Take a break from watching films to sample wines from our favorite vintners who are pouring and talking about their finest selections.

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Napa Wine Pavilion 3:00pm - 5:00pm Thu - Sun Napa Riverfront, 500 Main Street THURSDAY | Napa General Store Wine Club The Napa General Store Wine Club focuses on small handcrafted artisan wines almost exclusively from the Napa Valley. Representing small producers making less than 1,000 cases annually, this collection of wineries is rich with vision, passion, and hand-crafted expertise.

FRIDAY | NextGen As representatives of established wineries, the Next Generation in Wine offers younger wine enthusiasts an alternative way to access their wineries. Come sample and meet the future of Napa Valley winemaking.

SATURDAY | Carneros Alliance The Carneros Wine Alliance is a non-profit association of wineries and grape growers 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 sparkling wine production.

SUNDAY | Mexican American Vintners Association (MAVA) Experience a dizzying array of exciting wines produced by Mexican-American vintners known for high quality standards and for promoting and supporting their many talented members.

EVERY AFTERNOON | 60 Second Wine Glass Seminar Sip and Learn from one of the best. Rachael Lowe holds an advanced Sommelier degree from the Court of Master Sommeliers, where she was rewarded with the Rudd Scholarship earning the top score on the Advanced exam. Rachel will demonstrate the advantages of a hand made crystal wine glass, where the aroma and mouthfeel of the wine is dramatically enhanced by Bottega del Vino Crystal. Guests will experience this first hand.

Yountville Wine Pavilion 3:00pm - 5:00pm Thu - Sun Yountville Community Center, 6516 Washington Street THURSDAY | Napa Hidden Gems Experience the Hidden Gems of the Napa Valley. These selections from boutique wineries will please any palate. Taste some of the wines that are only available when you visit the Napa Valley AND know the password.

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Want to taste the ultimate in wine? This selection of wineries all have style and are all rated 90pts and above. These wines are sure to please any connoisseur on the block. Come experience the wines and visit with the winemakers who take great pride in what ends up in your glass.

Today you will taste wines from the birthplace of the Napa Valley wine industry and get to know the valley’s oldest Viticultural Association. You know what they say: wine gets better with age!

SATURDAY | Stags Leap District Winegrowers Wineries in the Association range from small, family-owned properties with very limited production to mid-size wineries with international distribution and recognition. All share a common desire and responsibility to uphold the world-wide reputation of the region and the quality of its wines.

SUNDAY | Mount Veeder Visit this one-of-a-kind appellation with wine production severely limited by nature. West of Napa and Yountville, Mount Veeder has been producing richly intense, age-worthy wines since the 1860’s. The wines from Mount Veeder - the mountain by the bay reflect the independent spirit of its mountain growers and vintners, borne of rugged conditions that demand handcraftsmanship at the highest level.

St. Helena Wine Pavilion 3:00pm - 5:00pm Thu - Sun Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, 738 Main Street THURSDAY | NextGen As representatives of established wineries, the Next Generation in Wine offers younger wine enthusiasts an alternative way to access their wineries. Come sample and meet the future of Napa Valley winemaking.

FRIDAY | 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 wine growing region. Enjoy the fruits of their labor and toast to the preservation of the heritage and vineyards of Rutherford in the Napa Valley.

SATURDAY | The Artisan Pavilion Experience Integrated within the Wine Pavilion experience, we are featuring local artisans displaying and selling their items of craft. Sip wine as you browse through samples and demonstrations by the craftsmen themselves in this unique and interactive experience. A selection of wines will be poured by Clif Family Winery and Long Meadow Ranch, nakedwines.com and more! Featured Artisans: Amana Woolen Mill, Amanda Wright Pottery, Annie the Baker, Carbon Street Metalworks, Kollar Chocolates, Lang & Reed, Long Meadow Ranch, Napa Valley Woodworks, and Velo Vino.

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Calistoga Wine Pavilion 3:00pm - 5:00pm Thu - Sun Gliderport Village at the Fairway Extension, 1504 Lincoln Street THURSDAY | Howell Mountain Indulge yourself in the rich flavors of these unique wines from storied Howell Mountain. The appellation owes its distinctive climate to the fact that it is positioned well above the valley floor which translates into a rich diversity of complexity and flavor in your glass.

FRIDAY | Calistoga’s Hidden Gems Lying between the Mayacamas Range on the west and the Vaca Range on the east, the Calistoga AVA is situated at the northernmost end of the Napa Valley. These off the beaten path wineries are sure to excite any wine lover looking for something different. Come experience palate pleasing wines while discovering this beautiful part of Napa Valley.

SATURDAY | Calistoga Winegrowers The Calistoga AVA presents a dramatic landscape with both steep canyon and serene valley floor vineyards. Here at the crown of the valley, the winegrowers and winemakers of Calistoga craft some of the most beautiful and intense wines made in the Napa Valley.

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Chris Hall Long Meadow Ranch

The Long Meadow Ranch team at Farmstead lives by a saying: “From our farm to your table.” We spoke with second-generation vintner Chris Hall to find out what that means exactly. The Hall family has been farming fruits, vegetables, livestock, and of course their world-renowned grapes in the Napa Valley since 1989. “I grew up going to the St. Helena Farmer’s Market, kind of like a kid’s lemonade stand operation,” Chris says, who sold his family’s eggs at the market with his brother Timothy back in the summer of 1991. “It always made sense in the back of my mind to have an experience for people that was similar to what we have at home, where we have meals produced from all of our own organic ingredients.” Even more important than the source of those fresh ingredients is how they are grown. At Long Meadow Ranch, they call it Full Circle Farming. It’s a system that goes far beyond organic, which has imposed a resounding initiative within the organization that world-class quality and responsible farming go hand-in-hand. So what is Full Circle Farming? “Each part of the farm touches another,” Chris says. “The manure from our chickens or our horses gets combined with the waste from the vineyards or the olive oil to produce great fertilizers that we then put back in our vineyards or our orchards. The tomatoes that aren’t good enough for the salad or the gazpacho end up being fed back to the chickens who then produce higher quality, more flavorful eggs for the restaurant. With such an incredible system of producing quality organic ingredients, Long Meadow Ranch applies the same holistic outlook toward the lifestyle they provide for their employees. “Everything we do starting on the farm and in the land is about stewardship,” Chris says, who has implemented several eco-fitness classes at Farmstead on weekday mornings. The combination of a healthy body and mind

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has reverberated from top to bottom in this organization, from the staff and employees. Having opened in 2009 and partnered with NVFF since our own inception in 2011, Farmstead has found its form in providing an unforgettable experience for its guests. “People who visit the Napa Valley or drink Napa Valley wines or drink wine in general, are

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looking for that all-encompassing experience. And being able to provide that experience is more than just the food or wine individually, but something that you tell a story about. When you visit or share that bottle of wine when you go home to your friends and family, or plan your next trip.” It’s a familiar concept to the NVFF team, and one we can certainly appreciate. The idea of taking a brilliant experience and expanding on it without sacrificing its core values. Both of our final products reflect those values and the key ingredients that form them. “It’s not about affecting change in who we are and what we do,” Chris says, “because I think our core mission, vision, and values have always been something that I’ve believed in and helped develop. I’ve always been very proud of that, but it’s also exciting to be a part of the next generation and be able to bring new ideas to the table without reinventing the wheel.” At its core, Long Meadow Ranch is about bringing the experience of wine and food together and building its business around people who share that experience with their family and friends. “It’s from our farm to the table,” Chris emphasizes. “We really live and

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breathe that every day.” As literal as it sounds, it helps to put that into the perspective of the chefs working the kitchen. “I think part of the excitement of working here, our chefs get to visit the farm and be a part of the production of the ingredients. They can walk right outside and pick something from the farm.” Having access to quality ingredients in your restaurant’s own backyard can make a serious difference on the table. It’s quite a unique perk that benefits from the absence of Mono-Culture Farming, a practice that only allows the growth of a single form of crop. Whereas at Long Meadow Ranch, the farmers make the best use of certain sections of their properties, growing only what is best suited for each area. “There are reasons why there’s vineyard planted in one place and all the orchards in another,” Chris expands. “Some soil types aren’t well-suited for vineyard—in particular at our Mayacamas Estate. The olive orchards thrive in places where vineyards might not, whereas in Rutherford we’re growing fruits and vegetables right next to a world-class vineyard. It’s been important to us to maintain that diversified farming idea even in the heart of Wine Country.” In such a region, while an acre of vineyard may be more profitable than an acre of tomatoes, Long Meadow Ranch prioritizes quality. If the soil suits the tomatoes better, then there’s no debate. In an organization where quality and responsible farming take priority, the final product that Long Meadow Ranch brings to the table speaks for itself.

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MISSION & BOARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS Robert Jennings, Board Chair Paratus Vineyards

Ron Hofmann BWR Public Relations

Patrick Davila, Vice Chair Meadowood Napa Valley

Kim Johnson Management Consultant/Okapi Wines

Michael Woods, Treasurer Mount View Hotel

Irene & Ed Ojdana Vineyard 511 Don Shindle Westin Verasa Napa

Carissa Ashman C-StarPR, Inc. Michelle Baggett Alpha Omega

Marc Lhormer, Co-Founder Executive & Artistic Director

Stephen Bruno Netflix

Brenda Lhormer, Co-Founder Co-Director

David Glasser The Weinstein Company

Carrie Markham Corporate Secretary

J. Todd Harris Branded Pictures Entertainment

Gaw Van Male, Teresa Cunningham General Counsel

MISSION The Napa Valley Film Festival is produced by Cinema Napa Valley, a 501c3 non-profit organization that celebrates the cinematic arts and enriches the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs. 501c3 Tax ID# 27-1064967

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FESTIVAL TEAM Marc Lhormer

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Gabriel Allen-Jones Kristi Amoroso Peter Aylesworth Kimi Baracco Norm Barajas Colin Brant Andrew Brown Justin Brownell Jack Bush Matt Chandler Russell Emerson Paul Gibert Dave Gunn Logan Hershfeld Tori Jacobs Kim Kaechele Max Kohl Tim Kopra Gene Lee Kent Long Richard Looney Cory MacInnes Rodrigo Martinez Ohadd Matibag-Gefen Nicholas Miller Tony Morales Art Morgan Ana Morrow Vanessa O’Neil Omar Pena Patrick Sexton Lauren Smith Ryan Smith Heather Teague Bernard Thomas Jessica Thornton Sam Towns Scott Vizza Maggie Whitt

Lauren Auxier Melissa Clapper Sally Forcier Gregory Haas Samantha Hanson Phoebe Joecks Kevin Lang Melanie Manter Emma Steele Kayla Steffens Molly Steffens Nick Steffens Chris Vasquez Doug White Kira Wojack Gail Zalokar

Marketing Brendon Hannaford Duane Pemberton

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Professional Partners

Adam Behrmann Sean Casady Scott Kirkland Andrew Lloren Bob McClenahan Frank Micelotta Mario Piombo Vince Piombo Doug Thomsen Patrice Ward

Cognition Studio Kristine Johnson Gaw Van Male Teresa Cunningham CellarPass Jonathan Elliman Coldwell Banker Cathy D’Angelo Holmes Michael Moffett

Special Events

Lisa Doran & Associates Lisa Doran

Chelsea Boss Lisa Brown Yasmin Costilla Kaycee Green Julie Henry Alexis Jessup Lindsey Joule Megan Miller Lesa Neal Brittany Payton Jacob Schmidt Phil Trombetta-Box Andrea Walsh Brittany Weinerth Staci Wynn

Social Media Leah Beck Kingsley Burns Kelsey Frazier Cameron Lovie Tad Mollo Evin Morrison Davontea Norfleet Gregory Zobel

Projection Sean Allen John Breglia Kyle Heartt Ames Kanemoto Peter Matheny-Schuster Dave McAdams Ronald Piazza Nicholas Thomas

Interns Shawn Patton Kelsey Pighin Sarah Siegel Noah Wendel

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BWR Public Relations Ron Hofmann Ashley Patterson NobleRot Chris McCard Mac To Life Tobin Haas Stone Management Cat Stone Adam Stone Ruler Branded Entertainment Amanda Levine

Education Laila Aghaie

Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to call 1400 Clay Street in Napa our year-round home. We extend tremendous gratitude and a heartfelt thank you to the Honorable Mae C. Woo. Mae is a former San Francisco Film & Video Arts Commissioner and currently the San Francisco City Hall Preservation Advisory Commission Vice Chair.

Volunteer Coordination Melinda Geske Maggie Robertson Alicia Young Katelyn Young

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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.

Theater Managers Marla Arrambide Tony Beardsley Leslie Blankenship Janet Brown Bonnie Cunningham Elaine De Man Christy Dileo Felicia Gagliasso Herb Galindo Tom Gardner Kimberly Giuliano Ima Holcomb Carol Jadiker Michelle Kenyon Marc Kolsters Patty Lassen Cyndy Lesawyer Kim Moore Leo Myers Dona Napier Valerie O’Pry Amy Rice Brad Shurmantine Nancy Terhorst Richard Uschyk

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Leslie Velasco Pack Warfield Susan Warfield Marcy Weiss

Village Coordinators Shauna Barry Alethea Candia Mark Gustafson Gus Guillen Harvey Hecht Vincent Lowe William McGuire Laura Wallis

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Linda Aguilar Greg Ciapponi Danielle Devitt Sarah Elicker Parley Gagne Linda Herrera Amanda Reyes Karen Roe

Marketing Team Tony Beardsley Marcia Beauchamp Alethea Camp Sharon Cooperson Sheila Copeland Parley Gagne Melinda Geske Bob Gilgorea Judith Graziani Ohadd Matibag-Gefen Ellen Mehrens Naseem Moeel Karen Roe Dalfred Ross Nancy Schlegel

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Ballot Lead Chris Towns

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Angelica Atristain Christine Baldrica

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Allison Boyer Joe Bravo Bill Cook Chelsea Cutler Molly Detwiler Theresa Dorr Peter Galea Elaine Jennings Roy Jimenez Jim Jones Laura Jones Marc Kolsters Dania Mallette Shundria Reed Geoff Rice Anne Marie Riedel Dale Wood

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Honig Vineyard & Winery Honrama Cellars Huge Bear Wines Italics Winegrowers James Cole Winery Jericho Canyon Vineyard Jessup Cellars Justicia Wines Liana Estates Llamas Family Wines Lobo Wines Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley Madonna Estate Maldonado Family Vineyards Mario Bazan Cellars Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards Mi Sueño Winery Michael Pozzan Winery Naked Wines Nellcôte O’Shaughnessy Winery Odette Estate Winery Patland Vineyards Patz & Hall Winery Peju Province Winery Pine Ridge Vineyards Priest Ranch Winery Provenance Vineyards Quixote Winery Raymond Vineyards Regusci Winery Renteria Wines

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Reynolds Family Vineyards Robledo Family Winery Rocca Family Vineyards Rombauer Vineyards Romeo Vineyards & Cellars Rutherford Hill Rutherford Ranch Sbragia Family Vineyards Scalon Cellars Sill Family Vineyards Spring Mountain Vineyard Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Stags Leap District Winegrowers Sullivan Vineyards T-Vine Winery Taken Wine Company Tamber Bey Vineyards Tank Garage Winery The Hess Collection Titus Vineyards Trinchero Napa Valley Truchard Vineyards Twenty Rows Winery VGS Chateau Potelle Viader Vineyards & Winery Vinoce Vitus Wines Wagner Family of Wine Wolf Family Vineyards Y Rousseau ZD Wines

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THANK YOU Peter E. Abboud, Vintage High School Celeste Akiu, River School Sally Archambault Arts Council of Napa Valley Jennifer Ash Sarah Aylard Hannah Bales, Silverado Middle School Angelo Barracco Iris Barrie Marcia Beauchamp Tony Beardsley Leah Beck Andrew Biggs, New Technology High Cory Black Christina Blakeney Leslie & Keith Blodgett Carol Boeddiker Elaine Boloyan, American Canyon High School Phyllis Boyson Karen Brocker, Silverado Middle School Ulla Brown Scott Brunn Kingsley Burns Linda Butterwick Irene G Byrne, Blue Oak School Jennifer Byrnes Calistoga TID Jennifer Can, Silverado Middle School Alethea Candia Chris Canning, Mayor of Calistoga Ronda Carlson Fran Carpenter Stephen Carpenter Maria L. Cisneros, Valley Oak High School Melissa Clapper Donté Clark Perry Clark Amber Cleveland Kelly Clift, NVUSD Melinda Cooke, Blue Oak Middle School Sharon Cooperson Sheila Copeland County of Napa Board of Supervisors Darryl Cullen Cindy Dahlgren Kathryn de Maigret Cheryl Lynn de Werff, Howell Mtn School Trish Decker Matthew Demchuk Kelly Dervin Cindy Deutsch Chris DeWeese

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Patti & Glenn DeWeese Whitney Diver McEvoy Maria Duarte John Dunbar, Mayor of Yountville Matt Eisenberg Angela Franceschi Kelsey Frazier Rick Frazier Joanne Frazier Mary Sue Frediani Michelle Frisch Greg Fuller Parley Gagne Alan Galbraith, Mayor of St. Helena Bonnie Gamble Sande & Larry Garcia Karen Garcia Bob Gligorea Lisa Gottfried, New Technology High Erika Gotti Jane Gould, Harvest Middle School Buddy Grant Karlie Grasle Judith Graziani Adam Green Carla Griffin Melissa, Harley & Bennett Haberman Carr Carlos Hagedorn Christine Hale Chad Hall Fain Hancock Blake Hanson Heidi M. Harrison, Justin-Siena High School Leigh & Rick Hayes Cathy Hazel Summer Heartt, American Canyon High School Evie Hess Lenore Hirsch Ron Hoffman Dotty Hopkins Francis Hunt Wolfie & Tabitha Hunt Maria Jacobo-Walker Kristine Johnson Riley Johnson, New Technology High Jim Jones Zach Josse Debi & Russ Joy Nancy Kaplan Tom & Susan Kennelly Kiwanis Club of Greater Napa Kiwanis Club of Napa Kiwanis Club of St. Helena Michael Klein Shirley Knight

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Jennifer Kohl, Silverado Middle School Tamara Kolbert Rebecca Kotch David Kumamoto, Calistoga Jr/Sr High School Kim Lancashire Darrin Lancashire Sylvia Landt (William) Kevin Lang Sarah Lawrence Barbara Leverette Deborah Lewis Matthew Lhormer Grania Lindberg Rivka Livni Vicka Llamas, Calistoga Elementary Maria Lopez, Blue Oak School Alex Lorraine Cameron Lovie Linda Lucas Andrea Lucia-Beatie Mary & Jason Luros Maxine Maas Roderick Macdonald Mary Madden Peg Maddocks, Napa Learns Erica Madrigal, SHUSD Mia Malm Kara Mannix, Calistoga Elementary Mike Mansuy, NexTech Project Director Melanie Manter Mary Alice Markham Honey & Blackie Markham Scott Marsden, American Canyon High School Beth Mattei Max Chris McCard Bob McClenahan Patte McDowell Molly & Robert McGowan Karen McNair, RN Ellen Mehrens Lynn Michalski Connie Millimaki Lee and LeAnn Miller Rebecca and Nick Miller Kelley Miller, Silverado Middle School Sonja & Hal Milton Naseem Moeel Tad Mollo Kathy Moorehead, Howell Mtn Elementary Leslie Moreland John Moreno Sara Morris

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How To Fest PASSHOLDER PERKS Special offers from our local community for passholders. See page 177 for a full list of perks.

GET YOUR PASS Enjoy the festival with a pass. Choose from: Festival Pass, Pass Plus, and our VIP Patron Circle. We also offer Midweek and Weekend Day Passes. And individual tickets to Special Events and Programs. See page 180.

PLAN YOUR SCHEDULE Use this guide to map out your experience.

FILMMAKER Q&A’S What makes a film festival a “festival” is the live participation by the writers, directors, actors, and producers. Question and answer sessions with the filmmakers follow practically every screening.

AUDIENCE AWARD VOTING At most screenings, viewers will receive a ballot to rate the film. Voting ends Friday night with award winners announced on Saturday night at the Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony is followed immediately by the blowout Festival Gala.

RUSH LINE: BEST BETS Best bets for getting into films from the Rush Line are at the larger venues: Napa Valley College and Uptown Theatre in Napa, Lincoln Theater in Yountville, Native Sons in St. Helena, and the Gliderport in Calistoga.

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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WATCH FILMS

ATTEND EVENTS

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

The festival continues offscreen. Festival passholders can enjoy culinary demos on the Napa Riverfront and wine tasting at the afternoon wine pavilions in each village. Pass Plus holders salute outstanding cinematic achievements at the Celebrity Tributes and our Awards Ceremony, and party with the filmmakers at the Friday Night Bash, Festival Gala and Awards Ceremony. Members of our Patron Circle enjoy even more exclusive access to our filmmakers and celebrities with more parties and our A-List, Movie Mogul and Vintner Circle Dinners.

FOOD & WINE We’ve integrated Napa Valley’s incomparable food and wine into the festival experience. You will enjoy wine and/or Stella Artois at nearly every theater. Snacks and concessions are also available at or near most theaters, with full gourmet meals never far away. Wine pavilions are the place to be each afternoon. Being able to taste so many wines all at once, and interact with winemakers is a priceless experience. Food and wine are also cleverly paired at all of our special events, most notably the spectacular Festival Gala. Finally, 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.


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Passholder Perks It pays to be a passholder! During the festival, select restaurants, wineries and other businesses are generously extending special and exclusive offers. Simply show your Napa Valley Film Festival Pass to redeem these special offers (all passes qualify). All offers valid November 8 - 13, 2016 only.

NAPA RESTAURANTS Basalt

Ca’Momi Oxbow

Exclusive Film themed cocktail

Choice of pizza and a glass of Ca’Momi wine or house brewed Ca’Momi beer for $20

Anette’s 10% off any chocolate or caramel sauce purchase

Kara’s Cupcakes

ST. HELENA

Exclusive Napa Valley Film Festival Karamel Corn

Sweetie Pies

Cadet Wine & Beer Bar Special Film Festival Offer: Cadet Grilled Cheese - $6

French Corner Napa Free sugar crepe with purchase

BANK Café & Bar

WINERIES

Exclusive Napa Valley Film Festival Cookie Bite Bags

Free lobster popcorn with cocktail or wine purchase

Delectus

Tarla

WINERIES

Wine Club Member for a Day

Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entree; Film Festival themed Cocktail

Yao Family Wines

Vinoce & Twenty Rows Wine Club for a Day

Complimentary Tasting of our Family Reserve Cabernet when you purchase an Access Tasting. $50 value for $35

Jax Diner Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entree

$1 Shipping on all online wine purchases

Charles Krug Winery

Five Dot Ranch

Complimentary Tasting

2 for 1 Wine Tastings Special NVFF Tasting; 20% off wine purchases

Special Film Festival Offer: Steak for Two; Grilled Chateaubriand with mushroom and mascarpone creamy polenta, roasted bone marrow and red wine jus

Rutherford Hill Winery

Ca’Momi Osteria

Freemark Abbey Winery

Upgraded Tasting Experience

Clif Family Winery

Choice of pizza and a glass of Ca’Momi wine or house brewed Ca’Momi beer for $20

Rocca Family Wines Gustavo Wines Avinidos Wines Complimentary Tasting

OTHER Whirlwind Blow Dry Bar Discount on Services: 20% off T/W/Th; 10% off Fr/Sa

Complimentary glass of wine with bruschetta purchase

The Corner Napa

CALISTOGA

YOUNTVILLE

RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

WINERIES

Sam’s Social Club

Hurley’s

Cliff Lede Winery

Complimentary Glass of Wine with Purchase

Wine Club for a Day

JCB Atelier

Complimentary glass of wine

Exclusive Film themed cocktail

WINERIES Huge Bear Wines Complimentary Tasting & Discount on Purchases

Film themed cocktail

Exclusive Festival To-Go Food Plates

Bottega Signature Film inspired splash

Cakeplate 15% off purchase

JCB Tasting Room Chiarello Family Vineyards Taste of the current release of the Ribolla Gialla

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Levels & Benefits

At screenings and events, the audience is admitted in priority order: Patron Circle first, then Pass Plus, then Festival Pass, then Midweek and/or Day Pass, then Rush Tickets. All passholders must arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to showtime to queue up in the appropriate line. A pass does not guarantee a seat, so please be aware of venue capacities and arrive extra-early for the most popular films and at the tiniest venues. Seating inside is on a first-come, first serve basis, so all individuals must be present in the theater to have claim to a seat (one individual per seat).

WHO GETS IN FIRST?

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RUSH TICKET

4

MIDWEEK / DAY PASS

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FESTIVAL PASS

RUSH TICKET FILM SCREENINGS WINE TASTING PAVILIONS IN EACH TOWN CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS 6 DAYS OF FILM, FOOD & WINE PRIORITY ACCESS AT SCREENINGS BEFORE FESTIVAL AND DAY PASS HOLDERS CELEBRITY TRIBUTES LATE NIGHT PARTIES AWARDS CEREMONY FESTIVAL GALA WRAP PARTY NO WAITING IN LINE RESERVED SEATING AT RED CARPET EVENTS OPENING NIGHT VIP PARTY VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS CONCIERGE SERVICE (HIGHER LEVELS) CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTION PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR SUPPORT COMPLIMENTARY WINE AT SELECT THEATERS MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION 178

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FESTIVAL PASS

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Patron Circle

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

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/patron-circle, or call us at 707.226.7500.

PATRON

A-LISTER

MOVIE MOGUL

VIP TREATMENT: No waiting in lines | Reserved Seating | First Look Preview Complimentary Wine | Year-Round Inside Scoop

VIP ACCESS: Meet the Artists | Opening Night VIP Party | Celebrity Tributes Festival Gala | Awards Ceremony | Vintner Circle Dinners | Wrap Party CONCIERGE SERVICE VIP GIFT PRIORITY FULFILLMENT OF VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER SELECTION INVITATION TO AN EXCLUSIVE FILM INDUSTRY MIXER EXCLUSIVE A-LIST DINNER PARTY WITH CELEBRITY TRIBUTES HONOREES PRIVATE CONCIERGE SERVICE FOR ENTIRE FESTIVAL DEDICATED CAR & DRIVER PERSONALIZED RESERVED SEATS AT MAJOR SCREENINGS & EVENTS PERSONALIZED SPONSORSHIP OF AN AWARDS SEASON FILM GREEN ROOM MEET-AND-GREET & PHOTO WITH CELEBRITY TRIBUTES HONOREES RESERVED SEATING AT A-LIST DINNER PARTY WITH HONOREES PRIVATE MOVIE MOGUL DINNER AT MEADOWOOD WITH TOP FILM INDUSTRY GUESTS

PATRON: THE ESSENTIAL VIP EXPERIENCE

A-LISTER: THE ELEVATED VIP EXPERIENCE

MOVIE MOGUL: THE ULTIMATE VIP EXPERIENCE

Freedom to arrange schedule!

All Patron benefits plus more!

All A-Lister benefits plus more!

$2,500 PER PERSON

$5,000 PER PERSON

$25,000 PER PERSON

($1,750 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)

($4,000 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)

($20,000 TAX DEDUCTIBLE)

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Box Office

We offer a variety of experiences via our passes and tickets, and different ways to purchase. You may visit our website at www.nvff.org to see full descriptions and purchase online. Or, you may call our office and a festival team member would be happy to assist you. Once the festival is underway, passes and tickets may be purchased at our Village Box Offices located in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga.

FULL EXPERIENCE

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

FESTIVAL PASS

Our largest events are included with Patron Circle memberships and the Pass Plus. For others a limited number of tickets may be available for advance purchase. Check nvff.org for availability.

For those who want to see a lot of films and drink a lot of wine $295 (Buy 4 or more for $265 per pass)

PASS PLUS For those who want priority access plus our five biggest special events $645 (Buy 4 or more for $615 per pass)

PATRON CIRCLE For those who want a genuine beyond the velvet rope VIP experience, become a member of our Patron Circle. Three levels of access and indulgence. See page 179 for more details or visit nvff.org.

Patron - the essential VIP experience $2,500 ($1,750 tax deductible)

A-Lister - the elevated VIP experience $5,000 ($4,000 tax deductible)

Movie Mogul - the ultimate VIP experience $25,000 ($20,000 tax deductible)

LIMITED BUDGET, LIMITED TIME MIDWEEK PASS Enjoy the festival Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday $125 (4 or more for $105 per pass; 10 or more for $85 per pass)

WEEKEND DAY PASS The same access and benefits as a Festival Pass, but with a more concentrated single-day experience. Choose Friday, Saturday and/ or Sunday. And if attending on Saturday, consider adding the Awards Ceremony and Festival Gala at a very special package price.

Friday Day Pass - Join us on Veterans Day $85 (4 for $65 per pass; 10 or more for $55 per pass)

Saturday Day Pass - Our most popular day $99 (no volume discounts)

cinematic storytelling, see page 27 - 29 $50 (2 for $90, 4 for $160)

Awards Ceremony & Festival Gala cheer our juried and audience award winners, then party, see page 34 - 35 $250 (2 for $450, 4 for $800)

Festival Gala our biggest blowout party with food and drink and dancing into the wee hours, see page 35 $225 (2 for $400, 4 for $700)

Saturday Day Pass, Awards Ceremony & Festival Gala A great day and night at the festival. $299

Wrap Party one final farewell to old and new festival friends, see page 37. $25

ADVANCE TICKETS FOR SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS For a few of this year’s special presentations, a limited number of tickets may be available for advance guaranteed seating for purchase by non-passholders: ● The Forbidden Shore Screening and musical performance: $20, see page 139 ● Lexus Short Films $20, see page 129 ● Decanted $20, see page 135 ● Generosity of Eye $20, see page 136 ● Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Conversation with the creators: $20 see page 133 ● Gleason $40 Benefiting ALS research, see page 62 ● Strike a Pose $20, see page 136 ● Pitch Competition: Final Smackdown $20, see page 146

Saturday Special Combo: Day Pass, Awards Ceremony & Festival Gala

● The Whinnies! Best of Equine Film Access to both films: $40, see page 142

$299 (make it a day and night you will treasure forever)

● Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame $20 screening only. Sunday ride, reception & film, see page 134

Sunday Day Pass - Catch award-winning films and performances $75 (4 or more for $65 per pass; 10 or more for $55 per pass)

RUSH TICKETS Non-passholders enjoy the festival with last minute tickets at the door $15 (special pricing of only $5 on Tuesday, November 8)

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● Crossing Rachmaninoff / Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music Access to both films: $40, see page 137 ● Pisco Punch: A Cocktail Comeback Story $20, see page 143 Read about these and our other special presentations in this guide, or visit nvff.org.


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BOX OFFICE LOCATIONS 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 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.

NAPA Riverfront

YOUNTVILLE Community Center

500 Main Street MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

6516 Washington Street MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

ST. HELENA Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

CALISTOGA Mount View Hotel & Spa 1457 Lincoln Street MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

738 Main Street MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

BE SOCIAL

BE PREPARED

We encourage you to share your festival experience on social media. Follow us, tag us, talk to us, and use #NVFF16 on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Keep your eyes on our channels (listed below) for exclusive content, festival tips and more.

Advance Box Office 1400 Clay Street, Suite 100, Napa 707.226.7500 | www.nvff.org 10/31 - 11/6 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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FESTIVAL TIPS

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STAY CURRENT Visit nvff.org 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 schedule.

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GETTING AROUND Most films screen multiple times throughout the valley, allowing you to maximize​your​​experience each day without racing around. If you do want to explore different villages and venues, please festival responsibly. Wine, dine, but please don’t drink and drive. There are a number of transportation options, including reserving a car with Avis ® —The Official Rental Car Partner of the NVFF, The Vine, taxicabs, private transportation companies, and all of the ride-on-demand services.

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STAY OUT LATE 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, Midweek Pass and Day Passholders. On Saturday, Eiko’s in Napa hosts an exclusive party for all passholders from 10:00pm - 1:00am.

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NAPA

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

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

NOV 10 - 13 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILION Napa Riverfront | Napa p. 151

NOV 10 - 13 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CULINARY STAGE Napa Riverfront | Napa p. 148 - 149

NOV 13 | 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

WRAP PARTY Napa Riverfront | Napa p. 37

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

“Welcome! The Napa Valley Film Festival continues to be a great success here in Napa! The amazing food and wine that accompanies the entertainment at the festival reflects all the wonderful things that the City of Napa brings to our locals and visitors every day. Paired with our acres of parks and open space to explore and discover, lovely new places to stay and an ever-expanding lineup of arts and cultural offerings, what’s not to love? Please enjoy everything that our lively and vibrant city and the Napa Valley Film Festival have to offer!”

JILL TECHEL, MAYOR OF NAPA

FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE

SPECIAL EVENTS

NAPA RIVERFRONT

NAPA RIVERFRONT

500 Main St MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

Culinary Stage / Variety’s 10 to Taste Wrap Party

COPIA SCREENING ROOM Pitch Competition: Final Smackdown

PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Traditional Home Showhouse

EIKO’S

Late-Night Party for All Passholders

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YOUNTVILLE FESTIVAL VILLAGE

FESTIVAL VILLAGE: YOUNTVILLE The Town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award-winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of “Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley.” Nearly a dozen lodging options and a variety of tasting rooms and boutiques make Yountville a highly desirable destination.

NOV 10 - 13 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILION Yountville Community Center | Yountville p. 151

NOV 10 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES Lincoln Theater | Yountville p. 27 - 29

NOV 12 | 6:30 PM - 2:00 AM

AWARDS CEREMONY & FESTIVAL GALA Lincoln Theater | Yountville p. 34 - 36

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

JOHN F. DUNBAR, MAYOR OF YOUNTVILLE

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“Welcome to the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival, the premiere film, food and wine experience anywhere. Enjoy a full serving of wine country life in the center of it all right here in Yountville, the ‘Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley.’ From the moment you start your day until you settle in for the night, you can create lasting memories based on the finest lifestyle experiences we have to offer. Check out our retail shops, take a break in our beautiful parks and wander our Art Walk. Most importantly, have a wonderful time at the festival. Cheers!”

FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE

SPECIAL EVENTS

YOUNTVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER (YCC)

LINCOLN THEATER

6516 Washington St MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUES | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

Lexus Short Films Celebrity Tributes Celebrity Tributes A-List Dinner Party Awards Ceremony Festival Gala

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ST. HELENA

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

FESTIVAL VILLAGE: ST. HELENA St. Helena is a vital and engaging community that celebrates the finest in wine country hospitality, culinary adventure, the arts, health and wellness. Experience fine dining in award-winning restaurants, shop for one-of-a-kind keepsakes in boutiques and galleries or simply pamper yourself at one of St. Helena’s many indulgent spas.

NOV 10 - 13 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILION Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch | St. Helena p. 151

NOV 12 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ARTISAN PAVILION Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch | St. Helena p. 151

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM Meadowood Napa Valley | St. Helena p. 42 - 43

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

“St. Helena has long been the agricultural center of what we affectionately call the ‘Up Valley.’ For more than a century our community has been drawn to film. The Cameo Cinema, a single screen theater in the heart of our historic downtown, opened its doors in 1913. So, it is a special pleasure to welcome Napa Valley Film Festival audiences to the screening venues in and around our picturesque town. As you plan your day, take a few minutes to explore our amazing shops on Main Street. And don’t resist temptation ­— the holidays will soon be upon you! You will also find many fine restaurants, and our wineries are among the oldest and most celebrated in the Napa Valley. Enjoy the setting of our town: wonderful architecture, beautiful vineyards, and great views of Mt. St. Helena. As you plan your movie day, please save just a little time to venture beyond the screening venues. You will be happy that you did.”

ALAN GALBRAITH, MAYOR OF ST. HELENA

FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE

SPECIAL EVENTS

FARMSTEAD AT LONG MEADOW RANCH

MARTIN SHOWROOM

738 Main St MON | 12:00pm – 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am – 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am – 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am – 3:00pm

Friday Night Bash

MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY Artists-in-Residence Program Movie Mogul Dinner

CALDWELL SNYDER GALLERY

Meet the Artists Reception

RAYMOND VINEYARDS Industry Mixer

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CALISTOGA

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

FESTIVAL VILLAGE: CALISTOGA 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.

NOV 9 | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT POOL PARTY Indian Springs | Calistoga p. 26

NOV 10 - 13 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILION Gliderport Village | Calistoga p. 151

NOV 10 - 13 | 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MEET THE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS Wine Pavilion | Calistoga p. 151

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

“Napa Valley Film Festival goers…welcome to the unique Napa Valley city of Calistoga. We are a place of character, history, a relaxed feel and an open spirit. World famous geothermal hot spring pools will melt away your tension. Spectacular wine and food will impress the toughest critic. Intimate small lodging properties or luxury resorts will care for you. We promise you an experience that is personal, warm and friendly. We offer you diverse activities as unique as your own personality. During the film festival and throughout the year, our goal is to offer the unexpected and build relationships so you can find what you’ve been looking for in ‘Your Napa Valley’.”

CHRIS CANNING, MAYOR OF CALISTOGA

FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE

SPECIAL EVENTS

MOUNT VIEW HOTEL

INDIAN SPRINGS

1457 Lincoln Avenue MON | 12:00pm - 6:00pm TUE | 9:00am - 6:00pm WED - SAT | 8:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 3:00pm

Opening Night Pool Party

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 8

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

SPECIAL EVENTS EVENTS ARE VALLEY-WIDE

NAPA COPIA

10:00 AM

SHE STARTED IT 90 min › p. 140

1:30 PM

THE PROMISED BAND 90 min › p. 139

5:00 PM

CROSSING RACHMANINOFF 79 min › p. 137

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

MEET THE ARTISTS Caldwell Snyder Gallery

8:30 PM

p. 16

The Homaro Cantu Story

INSATIABLE: 98 min › p. 135

UPTOWN

COLLEGE

SILO’S

RIVERFRONT


OFF SCREEN Full listing of events at nvff.org CULINARY DEMOS p. 148 - 149

WINE TASTING p. 150 - 151

NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE p. 152

SPECIAL EVENTS p. 25 - 37

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN

YCC

ST. HELENA CAMEO

FARMSTEAD

NATIVE SONS

CALISTOGA FREEMARK ABBEY

CHARLES KRUG

GLIDERPORT

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 3

THE RED TURTLE

THE WHINNIES!

79 min › p. 113

80 min › p. 61

73 min › p. 142

1:30 PM

1:30 PM

1:30 PM

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2

TONI ERDMANN

THE WHINNIES!

162 min › p. 60

80 min › p. 118

SAM’S

Special Program

The Caravan Film

105 min › p. 143

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 1

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

POLITICAL ANIMALS

84 min › p. 111

118 min › p. 53

85 min › p. 138

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1

20TH CENTURY WOMEN

WINNING

81 min › p. 117

118 min › p. 53

75 min › p. 140

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 9

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

SPECIAL EVENTS EVENTS ARE VALLEY-WIDE

NAPA COPIA

UPTOWN

COLLEGE

SILO’S

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ARTISTSIN-RESIDENCE MASTER CLASSES Meadowood p. 42 - 45

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

LOUNGE SHORTS

THE REBOUND

NARRATIVE SHORTS 3

65 min › p. 131

79 min › p. 113

82 min › p. 107

1:00 PM

SEA GYPSIES:

1:15 PM

The Far Side of the World

1:30 PM

88 min › p. 104

Waiting For My Real Life

COLIN HAY -

SHORT FEATURES 2 92 min › p. 124

84 min › p. 85

4:00 PM

UNLEASHED 96 min › p. 106

5:30 PM

LION 120 min › p. 55

7:00 PM

POPULATION ZERO 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

OPENING NIGHT PATRON CIRCLE PARTY

OPENING NIGHT POOL PARTY

Chef Chiarello’s Ottimo! p. 26

83 min › p. 103

8:30 PM

Indian Springs Resort & Spa

THE FORBIDDEN SHORE

p. 26

95 min › p. 139

5:15 PM

LITTLE BOXES 89 min › p. 75

RIVERFRONT


OFF SCREEN Full listing of events at nvff.org WINE TASTING p. 150 - 151

NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE p. 152

CULINARY DEMOS p. 148 - 149

SPECIAL EVENTS p. 25 - 37

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN

ST. HELENA

YCC

CAMEO

FARMSTEAD

NATIVE SONS

CALISTOGA FREEMARK ABBEY

CHARLES KRUG

GLIDERPORT

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 2

ELLE

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE

130 min › p. 60

81 min › p. 112

SAM’S

81 min › p. 134

1:00 PM

THE PROMISED BAND

1:30 PM

1:30 PM

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3

GENEROSITY OF EYE

73 min › p. 119

63 min › p. 136

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL

BIG SONIA

I LOVE YOU BOTH

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

90 min › p. 74

97 min › p. 88

90 min › p. 84

70 min › p. 87

90 min › p. 139

1:30 PM

SONIC SEA 62 min › p. 131

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

8:30 PM

MAGICIANS:

THE BOOK OF LOVE

STICKY NOTES

TWO FOR ONE

94 min › p. 77

97 min › p. 78

Life in the Impossible

88 min › p. 89

107 min › p. 71

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 10

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

NAPA

EVENTS ARE VALLEY-WIDE

COPIA

UPTOWN

COLLEGE

SILO’S

RIVERFRONT

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ARTISTSIN-RESIDENCE MASTER CLASSES

10:00 AM

Meadowood p. 42 - 45

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10:00 AM

9:45 AM

THE DROWNING CUSTODY

SHORT FEATURES 1

95 min › p. 99

81 min › p. 123

104 min › p. 132

VARIETY’S 10 TO TASTE

Napa Riverfront

Napa Riverfront

p. 148

p. 148

12:45 PM

1:00 PM

HERE ALONE 96 min › p. 100

1:30 PM

SO B. IT

SHORT FEATURES 3 91 min › p. 125

98 min › p. 132

WINE PAVILIONS All Four Villages p. 150 - 151

4:00 PM

HUNKY DORY 85 min › p. 101

5:30 PM

YOUTH IN OREGON

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES p. 27 - 29

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

5:15 PM

AMERICAN FABLE 96 min › p. 70

105 min › p. 133

7:00 PM

SECOND NATURE 80 min › p. 105

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES A-LIST DINNER PARTY

8:30 PM

MR. CHURCH

FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY

Lincoln Theater

104 min › p. 58

91 min › p. 72

p. 29

10:00 PM

I AM WATCHING YOU 90 min › p. 102

1:30 PM

CULINARY DEMO Does Age Matter? p. 149

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lincoln Theater

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VARIETY’S 10 TO TASTE

8:15 PM


OFF SCREEN Full listing of events at nvff.org CULINARY DEMOS p. 148 - 149

WINE TASTING p. 150 - 151

NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE p. 152

SPECIAL EVENTS p. 25 - 37

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN

YCC

ST. HELENA CAMEO

FARMSTEAD

NATIVE SONS

CALISTOGA FREEMARK ABBEY

CHARLES KRUG

GLIDERPORT

SAM’S

9:00 AM

GOLD

9:30 AM

Invite-only Screening › p. 54

THE REBOUND

LOUNGE SHORTS

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE

65 min › p. 131

82 min › p. 107

88 min › p. 141

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

10:00 AM

GENEROSITY OF EYE 63 min › p. 136

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

TRIBUTE TO MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY Lincoln Theater

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED?

1:15 PM

p. 29A

2:00 PM

123 min › p. 76

162 min › p. 60

TONI ERDMANN

1:00 PM

THE WHINNIES!

Special Program 73 min › p. 142

LEXUS SHORT FILMS

1:15 PM 1:30 PM

SEA GYPSIES:

The Far Side of the World

NARRATIVE SHORTS 1

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

SONIC SEA

ACCIDENTAL COURTESY

62 min › p. 131

NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 81 min › p. 112

95 min › p. 83

84 min › p. 111

88 min › p. 104

63 min › p. 129

5:00 PM

UNTIL 20 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

84 min › p. 92

5:15 PM

CROSSING RACHMANINOFF 79 min › p. 137

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

5:00 PM

THE WHINNIES! The Caravan Film

105 min › p. 143

5:30 PM

AMERICAN WRESTLER: The Wizard

5:15 PM

SHORT FEATURES 2

5:00 PM

SWIM TEAM 90 min › p. 91

92 min › p. 124

5:15 PM

MAGNIFICENT BURDEN

5:00 PM

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2 80 min › p. 118

87 min › p. 90

116 min › p. 98

Lincoln Theater p. 27 - 29

8:15 PM 8:30 PM

THE BOOK OF LOVE 107 min › p. 71

8:00 PM

8:15 PM

The Podcasting Documentary

DOCUMENTARY 8:30 PM GORDON GETTY: SHORTS 3 There Will Be POPULATION 73 min › p. 119 Music ZERO

106 min › p. 86

69 min › p. 137

98 min › p. 135

EAR BUDS:

8:15 PM

83 min › p. 103

INSATIABLE: The Homaro Cantu Story

8:00 PM

11:55 80 min › p. 69

8:15 PM

HEAVEN’S FLOOR

8:00 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 79 min › p. 113

87 min › p. 73

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Friday, November 11

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

NAPA

EVENTS ARE VALLEY-WIDE

COPIA

UPTOWN

COLLEGE

SILO’S

RIVERFRONT

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

AMERICAN WRESTLER:

MAGICIANS:

The Wizard

Life in the Impossible

116 min › p. 98

88 min › p. 89

FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL 70 min › p. 87

9:45 AM

MAGNIFICENT BURDEN 87 min › p. 90

CULINARY DEMOS 11:00 AM Winetasting with John Terlato

12:30 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

INDUSTRY MIXER Raymond Vineyards

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

SECOND NATURE

DECANTED

SWIM TEAM 90 min › p. 91

82 min › p. 135

12:15 PM 12:45 PM

ACCIDENTAL COURTESY 95 min › p. 83

80 min › p. 105

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILIONS 4:00 PM

p. 150 - 151

THE DROWNING 95 min › p. 99

5:00 PM

5:00 PM

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

TWO FOR ONE

5:15 PM

112 min › p. 78

UNTIL 20

118 min › p. 56

84 min › p. 92

7:00 PM 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

VINTNER CIRCLE DINNERS

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

MOVIE MOGUL DINNER

UNLEASHED 96 min › p. 106

8:00 PM

Multiple Locations

Meadowood

8:30 PM

p. 30 - 33

p. 33

THE FORBIDDEN SHORE 95 min › p. 139

10:00 PM - 2:00 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT BASH AT MARTIN Martin Showroom p. 19

10:00 PM

HERE ALONE 96 min › p. 100

1:30 PM Blend your own Wine p. 149

p. 189

All Four Villages

Sliders and Stella Artois

HEAVEN’S FLOOR 87 min › p. 73

8:15 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 84 min › p. 111


OFF SCREEN Full listing of events at nvff.org WINE TASTING p. 150 - 151

NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE p. 152

CULINARY DEMOS p. 148 - 149

SPECIAL EVENTS p. 25 - 37

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN

ST. HELENA

YCC

CAMEO

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

SO B. IT

BIG SONIA 90 min › p. 84

98 min › p. 132

FARMSTEAD

NATIVE SONS

CALISTOGA FREEMARK ABBEY

9:30 AM

GLIDERPORT

9:30 AM

SHORT 10:00 AM THE PROMISED FEATURES 1 HUNKY DORY BAND 81 min › p. 123 9:45 AM

85 min › p. 111

90 min › p. 139

CHARLES KRUG

9:45 AM

LITTLE BOXES

SHORT FEATURES 3

89 min › p. 75

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

STICKY NOTES

1:00 PM

BURN YOUR MAPS

97 min › p. 88

102 min › p. 59

SHORT FEATURES 2 92 min › p. 124

94 min › p. 77

91 min › p. 125

12:30 PM

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

SAM’S

12:30 PM 1:15 PM

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED? 123 min › p. 76

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:15 PM DOCUMENTARY GORDON GETTY: 1:30 PM SHE STARTED IT There Will Be SHORTS 1 I AM WATCHING 90 min › p. 140 Music 81 min › p. 117 69 min › p. 137 YOU

1:00 PM

COLIN HAY -

11:55

Waiting For My Real Life

80 min › p. 69

84 min › p. 85

90 min › p. 102

4:30 PM

BLEED FOR THIS 116 min › p. 57

8:30 PM

YOUTH IN OREGON 105 min › p. 133

5:00 PM

AMERICAN FABLE

5:15 PM

96 min › p. 70

110 min › p. 62

GLEASON

8:15 PM

8:15 PM

I LOVE YOU BOTH

ELLE

90 min › p. 74

130 min › p. 60

5:00 PM

EAR BUDS:

5:15 PM

The Podcasting Documentary

5:30 PM

ALL WE HAD

LEXUS SHORT FILMS

106 min › p. 86

104 min › p. 97

63 min › p. 129

8:00 PM

8:15 PM DOCUMENTARY 8:30 PM SHORTS 2 NARRATIVE LOUNGE SHORTS SHORTS 2 80 min › p. 118 82 min › p. 107

5:00 PM

THE C WORD 93 min › p. 138

8:00 PM

WINNING 75 min › p. 140

5:15 PM

5:00 PM

FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY

THE LOST CITY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE

91 min › p. 72

88 min › p. 141

8:15 PM

8:00 PM

CUSTODY

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3

104 min › p. 132

73 min › p. 119

81 min › p. 112

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Saturday, November 12

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

NAPA

EVENTS ARE VALLEY-WIDE

COPIA

UPTOWN

COLLEGE

SILO’S

RIVERFRONT

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

SEA GYPSIES:

MR. CHURCH

The Far Side of the World

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

STICKY NOTES 94 min › p. 77

104 min › p. 58

9:45 AM

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM 97 min › p. 88

88 min › p. 104

TRADITIONAL HOME SHOWHOUSE GARDEN PARTY

CULINARY DEMOS 11:00 AM From Juicing to Souping

Private Estate

12:30 PM

p. 152

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

HUNKY DORY

GILMORE GIRLS:

85 min › p. 101

BIG SONIA 90 min › p. 84

A Year in the Life 90 min › p. 133

12:15 PM 12:45 PM

EAR BUDS:

The Podcasting Documentary 106 min › p. 86

Craft Cocktail Concoctions

1:30 PM Movie Food + Wine p. 149

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILIONS All Four Villages p. 150 - 151

4:00 PM

ALL WE HAD 104 min › p. 97

5:00 PM 5:30 PM

STRIKE A POSE

GLEASON 110 min › p. 62

73 min › p. 136

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

AWARDS CEREMONY

5:15 PM

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 81 min › p. 117

7:00 PM

Lincoln Theater

I AM WATCHING YOU

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

90 min › p. 102

FESTIVAL GALA

8:00 PM 8:30 PM

Lincoln Theater

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED?

p. 34 - 35

123 min › p. 76

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

EIKO’S LATE NIGHT PARTY Eiko’s p. 185

10:00 PM

POPULATION ZERO 83 min › p. 103

FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY 91 min › p. 72

8:15 PM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 81 min › p. 112


OFF SCREEN Full listing of events at nvff.org CULINARY DEMOS p. 148 - 149

WINE TASTING p. 150 - 151

NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE p. 152

SPECIAL EVENTS p. 25 - 37

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN

YCC

ST. HELENA CAMEO

FARMSTEAD

NATIVE SONS

CALISTOGA FREEMARK ABBEY

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

ACCIDENTAL COURTESY 95 min › p. 83

9:45 AM

BURN YOUR MAPS

THE C WORD 93 min › p. 138

102 min › p. 59

CHARLES KRUG

GLIDERPORT

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

SECOND NATURE 80 min › p. 105

9:45 AM

MAGNIFICENT BURDEN

SHORT FEATURES 3 91 min › p. 125

SAM’S

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

LITTLE BOXES

AMERICAN FABLE 96 min › p. 70

89 min › p. 75

87 min › p. 90

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

GENEROSITY OF EYE

1:15 PM

TWO FOR ONE

IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE

63 min › p. 136

112 min › p. 78

81 min › p. 134

1:15 PM 1:30 PM

MARINONI:

The Fire in the Frame

FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL 70 min › p. 87

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

MAGICIANS:

THE FORBIDDEN SHORE

Life in the Impossible

88 min › p. 89

UNTIL 20 84 min › p. 92

95 min › p. 139

87 min › p. 134

5:00 PM

HEAVEN’S FLOOR 87 min › p. 73

5:15 PM

LEXUS SHORT FILMS

5:00 PM

SHORT FEATURES 2 92 min › p. 124

63 min › p. 129

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

5:30 PM

5:15 PM

THE LOST CITY THE DROWNING OF CECIL B. DEMILLE 95 min › p. 99

5:00 PM

COLIN HAY -

Waiting For My Real Life 84 min › p. 85

5:15 PM

THE BOOK OF LOVE

5:00 PM

SWIM TEAM 90 min › p. 91

107 min › p. 71

88 min › p. 141

AWARDS CEREMONY Lincoln Theater

8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

FESTIVAL GALA

8:15 PM

8:15 PM

11:55

CUSTODY

Lincoln Theater

80 min › p. 69

104 min › p. 132

p. 34 - 35

8:00 PM

INSATIABLE:

8:15 PM

The Homaro Cantu Story

8:30 PM

HERE ALONE

POLITICAL ANIMALS

98 mn › p. 135

96 min › p. 100

85 min › p. 138

8:00 PM

SO B. IT 98 min › p. 132

8:15 PM

I LOVE YOU BOTH

8:00 PM

SHORT FEATURES 1 81 min › p. 123

90 min › p. 74

203


DAILY SCHEDULE

Sunday, November 13

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

NAPA

EVENTS ARE VALLEY-WIDE

COPIA

UPTOWN

COLLEGE

SILO’S

RIVERFRONT

9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10:00 AM

PITCH COMPETITION:

PITCH BURN YOUR COMPETITION: MAPS

Final Smackdown Copia

Final Smackdown Copia, p. 146

p. 146

THE WHINNIES! 9:45 AM Special Program DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3 73 min › p. 142 73 min › p. 119

102 min › p. 59

CULINARY DEMOS 11:00 AM Vegan’t Believe It!

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

ALL WE HAD 104 min › p. 97

1:15 PM

MARINONI:

The Fire in the Frame

THE WHINNIES! 12:45 PM The Caravan THE ORIGIN Film OF FILM 105 min › p. 143 90 min › p. 141

12:15 PM Simply Signature with Whole Foods

1:30 PM (Sea)viche Bass p. 149

87 min › p. 134

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WINE PAVILIONS All Four Villages p. 150 - 151

4:00 PM

4:15 PM

AMERICAN WRESTLER: The Wizard

5:00 PM

116 min › p. 98

5:30 PM

PISCO PUNCH

I LOVE YOU BOTH

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2 80 min › p. 118

90 min › p. 74

75 min › p. 143

7:00 PM 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

LOUNGE SHORTS

WRAP PARTY

82 min › p. 107

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM 8:00 PM

Napa Riverfront p. 37

8:30 PM

THE BOOK OF LOVE 107 min › p. 71

11:55 80 min › p. 69

WRAP PARTY Napa Riverfront p. 37


OFF SCREEN Full listing of events at nvff.org WINE TASTING p. 150 - 151

NAPA VALLEY SHOWHOUSE p. 152

CULINARY DEMOS p. 148 - 149

SPECIAL EVENTS p. 25 - 37

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YOUNTVILLE LINCOLN

ST. HELENA

YCC

CAMEO

FARMSTEAD

NATIVE SONS

CALISTOGA FREEMARK ABBEY

CHARLES KRUG

GLIDERPORT

SAM’S

9:00 AM

STUDENT FILMS 20 min › p. 130

10:00 AM

SWIM TEAM 90 min › p. 91

10:15 AM

9:30 AM

WINNING 75 min › p. 140

HEAVEN’S FLOOR

10:00 AM

UNLEASHED

9:45 AM

9:30 AM

DECANTED

ACCIDENTAL COURTESY

82 min › p. 135

95 min › p. 83

96 min › p. 106

9:30 AM 10:00 AM

BIG SONIA

FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL 70 min › p. 87

90 min › p. 84

87 min › p. 73

12:00 PM

CROSSING RACHMANINOFF 79 min › p. 137

12:30 PM 1:00 PM

MAGNIFICENT BURDEN 2:00 PM

87 min › p. 90

1:15 PM

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

1:00 PM

SHORT FEATURES 3 91 min › p. 125

97 min › p. 88

GORDON GETTY:

1:30 PM

1:15 PM

THE C WORD

SHORT FEATURES 1

93 min › p. 138

81 min › p. 123

1:00 PM

UNTIL 20 84 min › p. 92

1:00 PM

MAGICIANS: Life in the Impossible

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1 81 min › p. 117

88 min › p. 89

There Will Be Music

69 min › p. 137

5:15 PM

MISS SLOANE 129 min › p. 63

5:00 PM

LITTLE BOXES 89 min › p. 75

5:15 PM

5:00 PM

NARRATIVE BLEED FOR THIS SHORTS 3 116 min › p. 57

79 min › p. 113

5:15 PM 5:30 PM

COLIN HAY -

Waiting For My Real Life

AMERICAN FABLE 96 min › p. 70

5:00 PM

FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY 91 min › p. 72

5:15 PM

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED? 123 min › p. 76

5:00 PM

EAR BUDS:

The Podcasting Documentary 106 min › p. 86

84 min › p. 85

8:30 PM

STICKY NOTES 94 min › p. 77

8:15 PM

8:15 PM

TWO FOR ONE

LION

112 min › p. 78

120 min › p. 55

8:00 PM 8:30 PM

YOUTH IN OREGON

NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 84 min › p. 111

105 min › p. 133

205


Film Index 11:55.................................................... p.69

Gardeners of the Forest....................... p.119

Origin of Film, The................................p.141

1-800-Give-Us-Your-Kidney................. p.118

Generosity of Eye................................. p.136

20th Century Women............................p.53

Pisco Punch: A Cocktail Comeback Story.............. p.143

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America.............p.83

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life A conversation with the creators....... p.133

Political Animals.................................. p.138

Gleason................................................ p.62

Population Zero................................... p.103

All We Had............................................ p.97

God Knows Where I Am.........................p.88

Porcupine........................................... p.112

American Fable..................................... p.70

Gold......................................................p.54

Prestige Ingredients............................. p.124

American Wrestler................................. p.98

Good Business.................................... p.125

Promised Band, The............................ p.139

Barry and Ro Show, The...................... p.107

Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music........................ p.137

Red Turtle, The..................................... p.61

Bench, The..........................................p.111

Heaven’s Floor...................................... p.73

River Rat............................................. p.119

Big Sonia..............................................p.84

Here Alone.......................................... p.100

Bleed For This....................................... p.57

Here Lies Joe...................................... p.124

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World................ p.104

Book of Love, The................................. p.71

His Name Is Midnight.......................... p.142

Second Nature.................................... p.105

Borrowed Time.................................... p.112

Hunky Dory......................................... p.101

Second Words..................................... p.112

Brillo Box (3 cents off)......................... p.125

I am an Orchkid...................................p.117

Shame................................................ p.123

Brix and the Bitch............................... p.113

I Am Watching You.............................. p.102

She Started It...................................... p.140

Burn Your Maps.................................... p.59

I Love You Both..................................... p.74

Situational........................................... p.124

C Word, The........................................ p.138

In Pursuit of Silence............................ p.134

Six Strings of Separation...................... p.125

Captain Fantastic.................................. p.56

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story................. p.135

So B. It............................................... p.132

Jada................................................... p.113

Somewhere To Be................................p.111

James Turrell: You Who Look..................................p.117

Sonic Sea............................................ p.131

Being Seen......................................... p.118

Caravan Film, The............................... p.143 Children’s Song, A............................... p.123 Chop, The............................................p.111 Cleansing Hour, The............................ p.107 Closure............................................... p.113

Jogging Leads to Ice Cream................. p.107

Coalville Gold...................................... p.123

Joshua Tree: Threatened Wonderland.................. p.119

Colin Hay Waiting For My Real Life....................p.85

Lion...................................................... p.55

Crescite.............................................. p.119 Crossing Rachmaninoff........................ p.137 Custody.............................................. p.132 Decanted............................................ p.135 Drowning, The....................................... p.99 Drug Mule........................................... p.107 Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary............p.86

Little Boxes........................................... p.75 Long Live the Mish.............................. p.119 Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille, The..........p.141 Love Is All You Need?............................ p.76 Love Unleashed.................................. p.118 Lucy in My Eyes.................................. p.112 Madam Black...................................... p.107

Rebound, The..................................... p.131

So It Goes........................................... p.107

Split Ticket.......................................... p.112 Starring Austin Pendleton.....................p.117 Stars................................................... p.113 Sticky Notes.......................................... p.77 Strike A Pose....................................... p.136 Swim Team........................................... p.91 Think of Calvin.................................... p.118 Toni Erdmann........................................ p.60 Tow, The............................................. p.107 Townhouse...........................................p.117 Twinsburg............................................p.111 Two For One.......................................... p.78

Magicians: Life in the Impossible........................p.89

Unleashed ......................................... p.106

Magnificent Burden............................... p.90

Until 20................................................ p.92

Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame...................... p.134

Walk in Winter, A................................. p.113

Farewell Ferris Wheel............................ p.87

Water From Stone................................ p.119

Folk Hero & Funny Guy.......................... p.72

Messiah.............................................. p.129

We...................................................... p.107

Forbidden Shore, The.......................... p.139

Miss Sloane.......................................... p.63

Wheel of Life....................................... p.118

Free to Laugh.......................................p.117

Move Me............................................. p.124

Winning.............................................. p.140

Friday Night........................................ p.129

Mr. Church............................................p.58

Worst-Case Scenario, Inc......................p.111

From the Kill Pen................................. p.142

Nation Holds Its Breath, The............... p.129

Youth.................................................. p.113

Future Boyfriend..................................p.111

Off Track Betty.................................... p.112

Youth In Oregon.................................. p.133

Elle....................................................... p.60 Faces of Santa Ana..............................p.117

Game.................................................. p.129

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A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO CALDWELL VINEYARD MAVERICK ACTOR

Matthew McConaughey received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Gotham Award for Best Actor, the Best Actor Award at the Rome Film Festival as well as the Desert Palm Achievement Actor Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. He also made the move to TV starring alongside Woody Harrelson in the HBO dramatic series True Detective. The show was met by rave reviews from critics and fans alike and earned Matthew a Critics Choice and TCA Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series as well as an Emmy Nomination. Later that year he starred in Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan, and also starring Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. In 2012 McConaughey was spotlighted in four diverse career-changing performances. He won a Spirit Award for his portrayal of Dallas Rising in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, and was named the year’s Best Supporting Actor by both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for his work in Magic Mike and Richard Linklater’s Bernie. Mr. McConaughey also received acclaim for his performance in Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, and was a Spirit Award nominee for playing the title role in William Friedkin’s Killer Joe. He followed this up in 2013 with the release of Jeff Nichols’ Mud, which received rave reviews and was a sleeper hit in the national box office top 10 for five weeks and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which opened in December 2013. His other films include Brad Furman’s The Lincoln Lawyer, Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder, McG’s We Are Marshall, Jill and Karen Sprecher’s Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Bill Paxton’s Frailty, Jonathan Mostow’s U-571, Ron Howard’s EDtv, Richard Linklater’s The Newton Boys, Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, Robert Zemeckis’ Contact, Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill, and John Sayles’ Lone Star.

Texas native MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. A chance meeting in Austin with casting director and producer Don Phillips led him to director Richard Linklater, who launched the actor’s career in the cult classic Dazed and Confused. Since then, he has appeared in over 40 feature films that have grossed over $1 billion; and has become a producer, director, and philanthropist – all the while sticking to his Texas roots and “jk livin” philosophy.

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In 2008, Mr. McConaughey started The just keep livin Foundation, which is dedicated to helping boys and girls transform into men and women through programs that teach the importance of decisionmaking, health, education, and active living. The Foundation has partnered with Communities in Schools (CIS) – the nation’s largest, non-profit, dropout-prevention organization –in West Los Angeles to implement fitness and wellness programs in two large urban high schools. Through an afterschool program, they are able to give kids a healthy start in life and the promise of a healthy future.

In 2016 McConaughey will voice Buster Moon in the holiday release of Illumination project’s Sing. Following, on Christmas Day he will also star in the Stephen Gagham film Gold. He was last seen in the Summer release of Free State of Jones as well as featured as the voice of Beatle in Kubo and the Two Strings. He recently wrapped Sony’s The Dark Tower opposite Idris Elba set for release in early 2017.

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2014 was a game-changing year for McConaughey. For his riveting portrayal of Ron Woodruff in Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey

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NVFF 2016 Commemorative Guide  

The official 2016 Program Guide is here!

NVFF 2016 Commemorative Guide  

The official 2016 Program Guide is here!