2013 NVFF Program Guide

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FOUNDERS’ WELCOME NAPA VALLEY, FALL 2013 Welcome to the third annual Napa Valley Film Festival. Wise folks say the third time’s the charm; if that’s the case then we are all in for a truly magical and transformative experience this November. After our first two full-bodied fests in 2011 and 2012, our latest vintage has it all: a hundred or so new independent films, exclusive sneak previews of Oscar hopefuls, three hundred filmmakers and film industry guests, free-flowing food and wine, and non-stop opportunities to mix and mingle with old friends and new. Moreover, this year’s fest runs a full week long, beginning on Monday, November 11, Veterans Day, with a cinematic salute to those who’ve served our country in the various branches of the armed services. The films, panels, conversations, and tastings continue all the way to Sunday evening’s Closing Night Screenings, Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party. Our festival’s development is being nurtured by shared passions for film, food and wine; the experiences we create guided by instincts for hospitality and a spirit of discovery. Each year we seek out films that reveal something about the human condition, hopefully something positive. This year, we have introduced a thematic focus on the empowerment of women and girls, and on the fight for all peoples to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. It is fitting that as we write this so many people are seeing Lee Daniels’ The Butler in theaters, and that its star Forest Whitaker is joining us in support of the powerful film Sewing Hope, and that our official Closing Night Presentation is Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. From Veterans to Freedom Riders, during this harvest season we have many people to thank and much for which to be thankful. So many have sacrificed so that we may sit in the dark and be transported by the filmmakers’ art and artistry. Now that’s something worth toasting. See you at the movies!

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Start Here Passes & Tickets Getting Around / Village Centers Patron Circle Festival Gala Celebrity Tributes The New Power Lunch Winemaker / Filmmaker Dinners Film Juries Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party Special Events Round-Up



Screening Venues Programmers’ Note Sneak Previews & Premieres Artists-in-Residence Narrative Features Competition Documentary Features Competition The SONY Lounge Special Screenings Animated Short Films Other Shorts Programs LifeStyle Pavilion Film Industry Panels Conversations & Demonstrations Wine Pavilions Festival Front Porches Go Interactive! Passholder Perks Festival Partners Education & Outreach Festival People Festival Village Maps Lodging Directory Daily Schedules Film Index

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START HERE The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place simultaneously in four walk-able Festival Villages: Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. You can base yourself in one village or check out a different town each day; it’s all up to you and your preferred schedule and experience. Screenings, panels, and events are organized to invite conversation amongst artists and audiences. Most films screen multiple times up and down the valley, so you can stay out of your car and focus instead on eating, drinking, and talking about all the great movies! In each village, you’ll find: • VILLAGE CENTER (Will-Call / Box Office / Merchandise / Info, see page 11) • MULTIPLE SCREENING VENUES (details page 34) • WINE PAVILION (details page 117) • FESTIVAL FRONT PORCHES (unique hospitality venues for attendees, details page 118) New this year is the interactive LifeStyle Pavilion in downtown Napa (page 114). PASSES & TICKETS (please see page 11 for all passes and ticket options) The best way to experience our Festival is with a PASS. We offer three levels of Passholder experience: FESTIVAL PASS, PASS PLUS, or our exclusive PATRON CIRCLE. We also offer DAY PASSES, RUSH TICKETS, and individual tickets to certain special events. Not only does your Pass get you into screening venues, panels, wine tastings, and various special events; it also gets you many Passholder Perks (page 121) from local businesses throughout Napa Valley. SCREENINGS & EVENTS At all programs there will be three groups entering. Patrons enter first. Other Passholders enter second. Rush Tickets enter third (space available). To catch the films you want to see, please arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime.


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We strongly encourage advance purchase at NVFF.org. You can pick up (and purchase) your passes and certain special event tickets at our Village Centers (see page 13).

FESTIVAL PASS | $250 • • • • • • • •

Five day access to all regular film screenings Access to new LifeStyle Pavilion in Napa (page 114) Access to all Film Industry Panels (page 115) Access to all Culinary Demonstrations (page 116) Access to all Wine Pavilions (page 117) Access to all Festival Front Porches (page 118) Saturday Late Night Party at Eiko’s (page 32-33) Passholder Perks throughout the Valley (page 121)

PASS PLUS | $500 Everything included with the Festival Pass, PLUS: • Festival Gala at 500 First (page 18) • Celebrity Tribute Program (page 20) • Friday Late Night Party at Martin (page 32-33) • Closing Night Awards Ceremony (page 29) • Closing Night Wrap Party (page 29) • Access to the Stags Leap District House of Cab at the Napa Valley Opera House, except for Wed, Thu, and Sun 5:30pm screenings (page 32-33) • Prioritized entry (after Patrons) at Opera House for the Wed, Thu, and Sun 5:30pm screenings (page 41-47)

SHOWHOUSE GALA (p. 17) WED, 9 Oct | 6:00 – 9:00pm Free for Patron Circle $75 per person Traditionalhome.com/ napashowhouse SHOWHOUSE TOURS (p. 17) 10 Oct – 17 Nov | 10:30am – 5:00pm $40 per person Traditionalhome.com/ napashowhouse VETERANS DAY FILMS (p. 98) MON, 11 Nov | 1:00 – 6:00pm $12 advance / $16 at the door Free for Vets and Active Duty LincolnTheater.com SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT TUE, 12 Nov | See page 32

PATRON PASS | $2500 AND UP For the ULTIMATE festival experience with the greatest access to the filmmakers, celebrities, and industry executives, join our exclusive Patron Circle. Please see page 14 for information on Patron Circle Membership and benefits.





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DAY PASS | $75 PER DAY Get the same exact benefits as a Festival Pass, for ONE DAY ONLY: Friday, Saturday or Sunday

UPTOWN PASS | $125 | Sunday Guaranteed access to the full day and evening program on Sunday at the Uptown Theatre in Napa. Includes the day’s lineup of rock and roll docs Who Shot Rock ‘n Roll?, Good Ol’ Freda, and Sound City, with Dave Grohl doing a Q&A. Plus the Awards Ceremony and the Closing Night Wrap Party. Limited number available.

RUSH TICKETS | $10 / $20 Last-minute tickets offered at screening venues and wine pavilions based on seating availability and/or capacity after Passholders have been admitted. Cash only.

FESTIVAL GALA (p. 18) THUR, 14 Nov | 8:00pm – 2:00am $150 per person / $250 per couple Napavalley2013.eventbrite.com CELEBRITY TRIBUTES (p. 20) FRI, 15 Nov | 8:00 – 10:00pm Check online for ticket pricing and availability. LincolnTheater.com THE NEW POWER LUNCH (p. 23) SAT, 16 Nov | 12:00pm – 2:30pm $250 per person / $2500 per Table Napavalley2013.eventbrite.com AWARDS CEREMONY & WRAP PARTY (p. 29) SUN, 17 Nov | 8:00pm – Midnite $50 per person Napavalley2013.eventbrite.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Web: NVFF.org Phone: 707.226.7500 Onsite: At VILLAGE CENTERS


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See details about what’s happening in each Festival Village on map pages 149-153.

NAPA | OXBOW PUBLIC MARKET 610 First Street TUE, 12 Nov | Noon - 8:00pm WED-SAT | 8:00am - 8:00pm SUN | 8:00am - 6:00pm Inside next to Kara’s Cupcakes.

YOUNTVILLE | YOUNTVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER 6516 Washington Street TUE, 12 Nov | Noon - 6:00pm WED-SAT | 9:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 9:00am - 3:00pm Located in the courtyard of the Community Center.

ST. HELENA | ST. HELENA WELCOME CALISTOGA | INDIAN CENTER | 657 Main Street SPRINGS ART GALLERY TUE, 12 Nov | Noon - 6:00pm WED-SAT | 9:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 9:00am - 3:00pm Next to the Front Porch venue at Velo Vino and just across Highway 29 from the new screening venue at Farmstead.

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TUE, 12 Nov | Noon - 6:00pm WED-SAT | 9:00am - 6:00pm SUN | 9:00am - 3:00pm Directly in front of the Gliderport and across from the Mount View Hotel & Spa.

GETTING AROUND Here are a few tips to help you plan your festival experience: PARKING: Plan on parking in each Village and walking between venues. There’s lots of public parking, see Festival Village map pages 149-153. WALKING: With our Passholder Perks program (page 121), it pays to stroll the streets; many tasting rooms, restaurants and storefronts await with special offers for NVFF Passholders. Plus you never know which filmmakers and celebs you might bump into!



GO CAR FREE AND RIDE OUR NEW FESTIVAL SHUTTLE! This year we are introducing the first-ever festival shuttle for NVFF Passholders. Ride free and leave your car behind for a safe and timely arrival. The shuttle will be making trips around the towns of Napa and Yountville, dropping off and picking up at major festival venues and hotels. It will run from early morning to late night, so you can catch morning films and rock the festival late night with a safe ride home. To continue your Car Free trip up the valley to St. Helena or Calistoga, catch the local VINE transport, Route #10. The NVFF shuttle will conveniently drop you at the Trancas Park & Ride where the VINE #10 stops. For detailed VINE info: www.ridethevine.com

DRIVE TIMES: Festival Villages are approximately 9 miles apart. There are two main roads going north-south (Highway 29 and Silverado Trail), and sometimes it gets a bit slow. Leave yourself plenty of time if you plan on driving between Villages. For example: If you’re going from Napa to Calistoga, it’s almost 30 miles; but give yourself at least an hour to be safe. Book in advance and receive a special rate when you book your luxury travel through Pure Luxury, the official Luxury transport service of NVFF. (707) 253 - 0296

Check NVFF.org for special rates and updates on transportation.

Festival Responsibly! Wine, dine, and please don’t drink and drive. Plan ahead and take advantage of the many ways to enjoy the fine wine while staying out of the driver’s seat.



PATRON CIRCLE: GAIN EXCLUSIVE FESTIVAL ACCESS Never wait in line. Meet the celebrities and filmmakers. Enjoy the best food and wine. Have the most fun. And feel great about what you are doing and supporting. If this sounds like a winning script, then our Patron Circle is for you. Individuals, couples, and even businesses may purchase PATRON packages or one of two upgrade options: A-LISTER or MOVIE MOGUL. For more information, and to subscribe as a new member, please visit NapaValleyFilmFest.org or email us at patroncircle@napavalleyfilmfest.org or call 707.226.7500. Thank you for your support!

PATRON: Welcome to the Circle $2500 per person

$1750 tax deductible


$5000 per person

$4000 tax deductible

NO WAITING in lines for films / EXPRESS entry to all events

Go beyond the velvet rope with all the benefits of the Patron Level, PLUS:

WED, 9 October FIRST LOOK festival preview and Traditional Home Designer Showhouse Opening Gala at Charles Krug Winery

Official NVFF All-Weather JACKET

TUE, 12 November SNEAK PREVIEW screening of Alexander Payne’s Nebraska WED, 13 November OPENING NIGHT reception and VIP Screening of August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts OPENING NIGHT PARTY Hosted by Benchmark Wine Group THUR, 14 November GALA NIGHT reception and VIP screening of Saving Mr. Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson FESTIVAL GALA with best food, wine & entertainment FRI, 15 November CELEBRITY TRIBUTES with Pre-Reception, hosted by Billy Bush (VIP After-Party sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter) SAT, 16 November PATRON CIRCLE SCREENING of Philomena, starring Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench WINEMAKER / FILMMAKER DINNER SERIES (VIP After-Party with the filmmakers in Yountville)


A-LISTER: An Elevated Experience

SUN, 17 November CLOSING NIGHT reception and VIP screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris RESERVED SEATING at Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party

ACCESS to CONCIERGE SERVICE throughout Festival Named SPONSORSHIP of a Featured Film in Program Guides and at Screenings FRI, 15 November FILM INDUSTRY MIXER hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset at his incomparable Raymond Vineyards A-LISTER DINNER at Domaine Chandon’s Michelinstarred étoile prior to CELEBRITY TRIBUTES SAT, 16 November A-LISTER RECEPTION at Bardessono featuring cocktails by Lucy and wines by Alpha Omega Prioritized CHOICE of WINEMAKER / FILMMAKER DINNER


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PATRON CIRCLE MEMBERS as of September 15, 2013


MOVIE MOGUL: The ULTIMATE Experience $25,000 per person $20,000 tax deductible

The ultimate experience, with ALL of the A-Lister benefits, PLUS: Named SPONSORSHIP of one of our Awards-Season Contenders with exclusive access to the filmmakers “Best of the Fest” THANK YOU GIFTS courtesy of our Top Sponsors and outstanding local winery partners DEDICATED CONCIERGE SERVICE throughout the Festival DEDICATED luxury CAR & DRIVER (courtesy of Cadillac) FRI, 15 November HEAD TABLE with CELEBRITY HONOREES at Celebrity Tribute Dinner SAT, 16 November TOP WINEMAKER / FILMMAKER DINNER with Celebrity Honorees EXCLUSIVE INVITATIONS to year-round private events with Film Industry Guests

Lauren Ackerman Robin & John Dunbar Pepper & Michael Jackson Kim & Dan Johnson SE2 Consulting Maureen Casey & Marlin McKeever Paul Zaentz PATRONS Law Offices of Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin Paula & Henry Attina Michelle & Robin Baggett Janice & Matthew Barger Ulla & John Brown Carla Buffington Blakesley Chappellet Jan Lee Fechter Fledgling Fund Michele & David Glasser Jeri Gill Bryan E. Gordon Jody Bostic & Eric Gottlieb Kay & Bill Gurtin Lorri Halliday & Sol Khazani J. Todd Harris Peggy & Roy Hester Nicole & Ryan Hill Claire & Michael C Holcomb Cristina & Michael L Holcomb Mimi & David Hoshko Aileen Howard & James Shepherd Leticia Jarvis Christina & Rob Jennings Tiziana & Ulrich Kleine Janet Markel & Barry Lhormer Mary & Jason Luros Magnum Wine Design Trent Moffett Oakville Ranch Winery Barbie & Bart O’Brien Karen & Art Pappas Helen & Blair Pascoe Heidi Paul Marshall Ruben Denise & Oscar Renteria Amy & Matt Rogers Silverado Vineyards Cat & Adam Stone Diana & John Terlato Diana Zapolski • Zapolski Real Estate, LLC


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THUR, 14 NOV | 8:00pm - 2:00am 500 First Street & LifeStyle Pavilion | Napa Patrons, Pass Plus, Filmmakers, Invited Guests Individual tickets $150 / $250 per couple

Join us for the official kick-off to the 2013 fest! This year’s gala is bigger and bolder than ever. Enjoy a taste of culinary offerings from many of Napa Valley’s top chefs. Dance to a variety of bands and DJs. Meet filmmakers and other talented artists. And grab a glass of wine from a number of world-class wineries or a cold chalice of Stella Artois.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT OLIVE AND THE DIRTY MARTINIS Dance to the best of 60’s and 70’s rock ‘n roll with the ‘Martinis’ featuring James Redford and Stefanie Coyote.

DIRTY CELLO and SYMPHONY NAPA VALLEY ORCHESTRA INSTITUTE FELLOWS team up for a mix of soulful blues, swingin’ gypsy jazz, and a high energy twist on classical music. Led by Rebecca Roudman.

EAT & DRINK GRAB A COLD STELLA ARTOIS IN A CHALICE! OVER 20 WINERIES! CUSTOM MIXOLOGY! If you don’t show up, your mouth won’t forgive you! Indulge your taste buds with the Downtown Napa culinary showcase -- the best purveyors in every corner!

DJ UPCUT A classy and unique blend of soul, rhythm & blues, R&B, down tempo and Latin. JON RONIGER Brings his trio all the way from New Orleans to lay down southern style jazz and blues.

ALSO FEATURING: Afro-Cuban beats by Al Guzman Combo and local skills by One Frequency Music.



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Patrons and VIP Guests begin the evening with an exclusive reveal of the 2013 LifeStyle Pavilion featuring world-renowned luxury brands (SONY, Cadillac, Stella Artois, Dacor), a culinary showcase from master chefs, and wines from Napa Valley’s top vintners. Symphony Napa Valley’s “Fellows” deliver a one-of-a-kind performance. The culinary showcase, directed by Chef Bob Hurley, will feature: Sarah Linkenheil, Andaz • Rogelio Garcia, Angele • David Cruz, Brix • Greg Cole, Celadon • Mauro Pando, Grace’s Table • Bob Hurley, Hurley’s • Chris Kollar, Kollar Chocolates • Victor Scargle, Lucy • Jeffrey Jake, Silverado Resort • Brad Farmerie, The Thomas • Kevin Miller, Villagio • Chris Mortenson, La Condesa •



Exclusive wine pairings from: Handwritten • Favia Erickson • Jamieson Ranch • Hill Wine Company Black Stallion • O’Brien Estate • Swanson Vineyards • Hill Family Estate Hall Wines • Alpha Omega • Chappellet • Jessup Cellars • Priest Ranch Sullivan Vineyards

From 8:00 - 10:00pm, VIPs are treated to an exclusive appearance and book signing (The New California Wine) by the San Francisco Chronicle’s James Beard award-winning wine editor, Jon Bonné.

As the night moves on, the party kicks up a notch inside, where a VIP LOUNGE on the mezzanine affords an elevated view of the main stage and dance floor. Charbay turns out custom cocktails on an Oscar-worthy set designed by Napa’s own VonSaal Design Build.

CUSTOM LOUNGES DIAGEO CHATEAU & ESTATES WINE LOUNGE Featuring wines from Acacia, Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling, and Provenance.


Chill out below the liquid nitrogen smoke at this hot lounge where they’ll be pouring Sip Moscato and serving Sip Moscato-infused sorbet all night.


Get a taste of the up-and-coming City Winery for a sneak preview of the culinary and cultural experience soon to be the new face of the Napa Valley Opera House.


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FRI, 15 NOV | See schedule below. Check website for updated list of honorees and special guests.

The Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to honor these talented artists by paying tribute to their creative achievements. Hosted by Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 5:30pm | A-LISTER DINNER | étoile at Domaine Chandon | Yountville A-Listers, Movie Moguls, Celebrity Honorees 7:00pm | TRIBUTE PRE-RECEPTION | Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater Patrons, Filmmakers, Invited Guests 8:00pm | TRIBUTE PROGRAM | Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater Patron Circle, Pass Plus, Filmmakers, Invited Guests Check for individual ticket pricing and availability at LincolnTheatre.com. 10:00pm | THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER AFTER PARTY | Groezinger’s Lounge | Yountville Patron Circle, Invited Guests, Celebrity Honorees

DIRECTOR TRIBUTE: JOHN LEE HANCOCK Director, writer and producer John Lee Hancock has established himself as a rare and distinctive voice in cinematic story-telling. His work as writer and director on The Blind Side led to two Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Actress), garnering Sandra Bullock her very first Oscar. John’s current feature film is Saving Mr. Banks, playing at this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival and starring an impressive ensemble cast including Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Kathy Baker, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak and Bradley Whitford. Previous film credits include: The Alamo, which he directed and co-wrote, starring Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric and Patrick Wilson; The Rookie which he directed, starring Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, and Brian Cox; My Dog Skip which he co-produced, starring Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, and Kevin Bacon; and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, starring John Cusack and Kevin Spacey, and A Perfect World starring Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, and Laura Dern, both of which he wrote with Clint Eastwood directing. Upcoming projects include: The American Can for which he wrote the screenplay. The Columbia Pictures film will be directed by Ed Zwick and stars Will Smith. Another writing project in the works is The Goree Girls, a Dreamworks SKG film starring Jennifer Aniston. On top of his ongoing writing and directing work, John also serves as an advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting Lab.


Each year, in partnership with our friends at Domaine Chandon, we bring to the attention of our audience young actors and actresses just starting to make their impacts felt. Past recipients have included Felicity Jones, Adam Driver, and Imogen Poots.

DIANNA AGRON | Dianna is on her way to becoming one of the most versatile and sought after talented young actresses in Hollywood. She was recently seen playing Quinn Fabray on Fox’s hit television series Glee for which she has been nominated for three Teen Choice Awards. The cast has also won ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble’ at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for ‘Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.’ Agron starred in I Am Number Four in 2011 and will next be seen in Luc Besson’s The Family, which follows the notorious Manzoni family when they relocate to Normandy under the witness protection program. Fitting in becomes challenging as their old habits die hard. The film also stars Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones.



MILES TELLER | Miles made his feature screen debut opposite Nicole Kidman in the film based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole. In this tragic family drama, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, Miles played Jason Willette, a bit of a loner teen who escapes into a world of comic books and science fiction. In October of 2011, Miles was cast as Willard in Paramount’s remake of Footloose. He was recently seen in Relativity’s 21 And Over and Todd Phillips’ Project X. He also starred in the 2013 Sundance hit The Spectacular Now with Shailene Woodley and recently wrapped production on Get A Job opposite Bryan Cranston and Anna Kendrick, Two Night Stand with Analeigh Tipton and Kid Cudi, and Are We Officially Dating with Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan. He is currently filming Divergent, based on the best-selling novel by Veronica Roth, which has been compared to similar young adult books such as The Hunger Games. Miles now makes his home in Los Angeles.



Billy Bush is the charming and charismatic host of Access Hollywood, NBC’s daily entertainment news show. Join him at NVFF’s 2013 Celebrity Tributes!



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ANITA (pg. 87)

Sat, 16 Nov | 10:00 am Napa Valley Opera House | Napa SEWING HOPE (pg. 86) Sat, 16 Nov | 10:00 am Cadillac Theater @ 500 First St | Napa



SAT, 16 NOV | 12:00pm - 2:30pm 500 First St | Napa

Anita, directed by Oscar-winner Freida Mock, tells the story of Ms. Anita Hill and her harrowing experience testifying against Clarence Thomas, an experience which led to a lifetime of activism against sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace. Sewing Hope, narrated by Forest Whitaker, is the story of Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, who runs a school in Gulu, Uganda for young women formerly abducted and used as sex slaves and child soldiers by the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, Joseph Kony. LUNCHEON HONOREES: Sister Rosemary for her inspiring and tireless work to make a significant difference in the lives of young people. Freida Mock for her powerful and thought-provoking film, Anita. The luncheon is co-hosted by MORE magazine. Cuisine by Chef Catherine Bergen of C Casa. Wine generously provided by Women of the Vine, an organization focused on building a community of women winemakers.

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Immediately following an exclusive screening of Philomena at the Yountville Community Center Theater, a star-studded array of master chefs and world-class winemakers take the stage at a handful of select winery estates. Members of our exclusive Patron Circle, top Sponsors, and invited celebrities, filmmakers and industry guests will attend one of eighteen epicurean feasts where unrivaled chef-vintner pairings present an unforgettable experience that you can only find at the Napa Valley Film Festival. ALPHA OMEGA AND CHAPPELLET AT THE NAPA VALLEY RESERVE | with Chef Ken Frank



SAT, 16 NOV | 8:00 - 11:00pm FILMMAKERS | VINTNERS | MASTERS OF CUISINE Patron Circle, Invited Guests

An extraordinary evening in an exemplary location with two of Napa’s most entertaining vintners. This extravagant supper prepared by Michelin-rated Chef Ken Frank of Napa’s La Toque, will be hosted by Robin & Michelle Baggett of Alpha Omega and Cyril & Blakesley Chappellet of Chappellet Pritchard Hill. An affair worthy of an Oscar for “Flair.”

BEAULIEU VINEYARDS | with Chef Jason Kupper of The Thomas A unique evening at the Beaulieu Vineyard’s Rutherford House Estate starting with hors d’oeuvres and selected Reserve wines served on the veranda overlooking the Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Dinner will be served in the elegant 100-year-old dining room accompanied by wines from the Library Cellar of the Estate.

BELLO FAMILY VINEYARDS | with Chef Richard Perot Surrounded by the luxurious Estate Room at the Bello Family Vineyards tasting room, Michael Bello hosts a picture-perfect evening as Chef Richard Perot prepares a feast that captures the prestige and excitement of Hollywood. Honoring their own “star,” the pairing of the 2008 Megahertz Cabernet with this fabulous dinner will surely be a showstopper.

BLACK STALLION VINEYARDS | with Chef Misty Phelps Black Stallion Vineyards resides on the former site of the famous Napa Valley Equestrian Center. This prestigious brand exudes the grape-growing and winemaking history of three generations of the Indelicato family, spanning more than 85 years. Cuisine prepared by award-winning Napa chef Misty Phelps.

CARDINALE | with guest chef Join winemaker Christopher Carpenter for an intimate dinner at the Cardinale Estate with sweeping views of the valley. You’ll enjoy good company along with an exquisite seasonal menu prepared by the private estate chef and accompanied by Cardinale’s highly-acclaimed and collectable Cabernet Sauvignon.

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FAVIA ERICKSON WINEGROWERS | with Chef Sean O’Toole Join Annie Favia, Andy Erickson, and Chef Sean O’Toole for a intimate autumn supper at Annie and Andy’s home in Coombsville. You’ll be dining in the vineyard barn, surrounded by Sauvignon Blanc vines, candlelight, and the supple air of late November in the valley. Chef O’Toole will share a menu highlighting fresh produce from the property.

HALL WINES | with Chef Kevin Miller of Villagio A decadent four-course dinner paired with WALT single vineyard and HALL artisan selection wines in the cellar of the historic Bergfeld Winery Building at the new Hall St. Helena Hospitality Center, hosted by proprietors Craig and Kathryn Hall. Paired cuisine from Executive Chef Kevin Miller of Vintage Estates.

HANDWRITTEN WINES Storyteller Dinner | with Chef Richard Visconte Set in Handwritten Wines quaint St. Helena cottage, our ongoing Storyteller series will feature an intimate dinner created by French-trained Chef Richard Visconte. Chef Visconte’s dishes will find inspiration from screenplays that have served up culinary plot twists. To-be-announced screenwriters will host the evening...

HESS COLLECTION | with Chef Chad Hendrickson Hess Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson takes guests on a tour of the palate via a full exploration of Hess Collection wines paired with recipes featuring fresh seasonal and sustainable foods, often grown right at the winery.

HILL WINE COMPANY | with Chef Brendan Mica Jeff and Rebecca Hill host a farm-to-table style dinner to showcase their organic farming practices with cuisine freshly prepared by Chef Brendan Mica of Napa’s Cuveé Restaurant. Guests will indulge in the Hill’s exceptionally crafted, sustainably estategrown Black Dog series of wines.

JAMIESON RANCH VINEYARDS | featuring Executive Chef Brian Overhauser


Jamieson Ranch Vineyards’ President Bill Leigon welcomes guests to the property’s spectacular Skytop Salon for an evening celebrating the role of wine in film. Chef Brian Overhauser will share his unique, farm fresh Napa Valley comfort food paired with exceptional small production wines from the Jamieson Ranch portfolio.

Surrounded by Jessup’s film-themed art exhibition, guests will indulge in a celluloidinspired dinner created by celebrated Chef Bob Hurley. Chef Hurley and winemaker Rob Lloyd will pair dishes and wines for this intimate feast honoring past Academy Award-winning short films. Also sneak preview Jessup Cellars prized holiday wines.

O’BRIEN ESTATE A Kiss is Just a Kiss Dinner | with Chef Tyler Stone A timeless story of romance hosted for just 12 special guests by Bart and Barb O’Brien in the wine cellar at O’Brien Estate. Among the barrels and tanks, rising star Chef Tyler Stone will serve a meal inspired by the on-screen romance of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Paired with themed wines from the O’Brien Estate Romantic Portfolio.

RAYMOND VINEYARDS | with host Jean-Charles Boisset and Chef Michel Cornu Perhaps the most talked about dinner of 2012, the one and only Jean-Charles Boisset, along with Raymond Vineyard’s own, Chef Cornu go all out once again. Join them at Raymond’s famous winery in Rutherford for another amazing occasion sure to be raved about for some time to come.


JESSUP CELLARS Arthouse Dinner | with Chef Bob Hurley

SOMERSTON | with Chef Morgan Robinson of Smoke Open Fire Cooking We are bringing the Somerston experience to our Yountville tasting room for this special dinner. Somerston wines will be paired with the masterful open-fire cooking techniques of Chef Morgan Robinson. Using red oak and grape vine cuttings in the very preparation of the cuisine, this is a true wine country farm-to-table experience.

SULLIVAN VINEYARDS | with Chef Chris Mortenson of La Condesa The Sullivan’s strive for creativity and perfection in all realms of living (wine making, cooking, friendship and film). They are delighted to showcase their spectacular works of art while chef Chris Mortenson explores how the fruit of the land and fresh Mexican ingredients create a recipe worty of a farm to table Oscar. All amidst the setting of their beautiful Rutherford estate.

SWANSON VINEYARDS | with Chef Armando Ramirez of Zuzu Inspired by the famous salons of 18th century Paris, the Swanson Salon is known for its playful intimacy, stunning Ira Yeager collection, and joie de vivre. Guests will indulge in an evening of rustic fare and iconic Napa Valley wines paired by Chef Ramirez and winemaker Chris Phelps, and get a taste of the secret stash of wines available only at the winery.

VINTNER’S COLLECTIVE | with Philippe Melka and Chef Morimoto Begin with a wine reception and hors d’oeuvres at Vintner’s Collective, where the most talented winemakers in Napa Valley share space to showcase their wines. Philippe Melka, one of the most sought-after winemakers in America, will share stories and inspire guests before a short limousine ride to the beautiful Michael Holmes Gallery, where famed Chef Morimoto and his team will prepare an unforgettable, multiple course dinner.



JURY PRESIDENT : JOE CARNAHAN JOE CARNAHAN, American Screenwriter and Director. Mr. Carnahan blew onto the scene writing, directing, and acting in the

indie film Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane. The popular cult film Smokin’ Aces followed his critically acclaimed cop drama Narc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and earned him a Best Director Independent Spirit Award nomination. He recently directed the critically acclaimed, box office success The Grey starring Liam Neeson. He is currently in post-production with Stretch (a 2014 release) starring Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, and Jessica Alba.

US NARRATIVE FEATURES SYDNEY LEVINE’s thirty plus years in the film industry include having been the first woman in international film distribution at 20th Century Fox, a pioneering acquisitions exec for Lorimar, and VP of Acquisitions for Republic Pictures. She maintains the blog SydneysBuzz, on IMDbPro’s front page and is a featured blog of IndieWIRE. DANA HARRIS is the LA-based editor-in-chief and general manager of the Webby Award-winning Indiewire. Prior to joining IW, she spent nearly 11 years at Variety as a film reporter and as editor of Variety.com, developing new products for the publication’s website.

DAN MIRVISH is a director, screenwriter, producer, and author. His film Between Us played over twenty film festivals in seven countries, won several awards, and was released theatrically. He was mentored by Robert Altman on his first film, Omaha (the movie), which led him to co-found the upstart Slamdance Film Festival. MORRIE WARSHAWSKI has worked as a consultant, facilitator, teacher, and writer helping nonprofits & filmmakers to create roadmaps to a better future through strategic planning. Warshawski has worked in the field for over thirty years as an administrator, consultant, facilitator, teacher, and writer. He was the Executive Director of two media arts centers (Bay Area Video Coalition and The Media Project).

US NARRATIVE SHORTS DAVE GROHL made his music recording debut as drummer

for Nirvana on 1991’s generation-defining Nevermind. Dave then fronted his own band, Foo Fighters, selling more than 25 million records and winning 11 Grammys while becoming one of the biggest drawing live acts the world over. Dave released SOUND CITY: REAL TO REEL, his debut as a feature documentary director/producer, which focuses on the history of the eponymous Van Nuys, CA studio and the ongoing fight to preserve the human element of music in an increasingly digital world.

BEN BRAY is an award-winning actor and stunt coordinator, with 100+ film and TV credits. He’s been nominated for two Taurus Awards; Best Wire Work for Swordfish starring John Travolta and Best Action Film for The A-Team starring Liam Neeson.


SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award–winning actress whose work includes her Oscarnominated performance in House of Sand and Fog, her Emmywinning role in HBO’s acclaimed House of Saddam, and as the terrorist and mother Dina Araz in the enormously successful Fox series 24.

US DOCUMENTARY FEATURES & SHORTS LISSA GIBBS has produced educational and network broadcast documentaries and has taught in middle, high school, and college-level institutions. She held leadership positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Tucson and at San Francisco’s Film Arts Foundation (FAF), working in strategic planning, communications, and all aspects of development. DIERK SINDERMANN was managing editor of the

entertainment section at a German newspaper before coming to the U.S. in 1980. He has been a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press, which presents the Golden Globes, for 30 years. As a correspondent for 10 publications in Europe, he continues to interview directors, producers and actors, while writing reviews and film-related stories.

JENNIFER SIEBEL NEWSOM is a filmmaker, speaker,

and CEO of the non-profit social action organization MissRepresentation.org which helps uncover the glaring injustices we live with every day. She wrote, directed, and produced the documentary Miss Representation, which exposes the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Currently, Newsom serves on the boards of PBS’s Northern California affiliate KQED, the Dove Self Esteem Project (DSEP), and is a commissioner on the Girl Scouts’ Healthy MEdia Commission.

ANIMATED SHORT FILMS PAUL DUFFY has 17 years of experience in the technology sector and currently works at Amazon Web Services where he helps teams of all sizes bring their ideas to life by taking advantage of the low-cost utility computing offered by Amazon Web Services. Paul focuses on many different scenarios in his methods, including animated shorts. RYAN TUDHOPE is co-founder of Atomic Fiction, a ground-

breaking visual effects studio that has harnessed cloud computing to remain lean and agile. Ryan has overseen visual effects on over thirty major motion pictures including Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Flight, Looper, Superman Returns, and the Academy Award-winning Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. He actively speaks to promote school-to-career programs, advice on entering the workforce, and the use of technology in the classroom.

NEIL BERKELEY has developed content and packaging for some of TV’s most popular shows including Project Runway, Top Chef, Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and many more. Berkeley has also been design producer for several documentaries including The Cool School and Johnny Cash’s America, and currently heads his design-based production company, brkly. His documentary Beauty Is Embarrassing played at the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival.

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The awards ceremony that could ONLY happen in Napa Valley! Three Michelin-star chef Christopher Kostow of Meadowood presents the Foodspotting Awards (details page 119) before the film awards. Prizes include large format wine bottles presented to Jury and Audience Award winners, and a $10,000 check to the Best Narrative Feature.



Favorite Narrative Feature Favorite Actor Favorite Actress Favorite Documentary Feature Favorite Documentary Short Favorite Narrative Short Favorite Animated Short Favorite Lounge Feature (Narrative or Documentary) Favorite Lounge Short

Best Narrative Feature Best Ensemble Cast Best Screenplay Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short Best Narrative Short Best Animated Short Best Sony 4K Film



SUNDAY, 17 NOV | 8:00pm - Midnite UPTOWN THEATRE | Napa Patron Circle, Pass Plus, Filmmakers, Invited Guests

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A celebration with the winning filmmakers! 29 J GREGORY

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SPECIAL EVENTS ROUND-UP Wednesday, October 9 PATRON CIRCLE FIRST LOOK | CHARLES KRUG WINERY | 2800 Main St | St. Helena | 6:00 – 9:00pm | PATRONS, TICKET HOLDERS ($75) Patrons get a sneak peek at the festival’s not-to-be-missed films and events at theTraditional Home Designer Showhouse. Charles Krug wines paired with the culinary genius of Chef Ken Frank, chocolates by Scharffen Berger, and artisinal cheeses by Sage Marketing.

MONDAY, November 11 VETERANS DAY PROGRAM | NAPA VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT LINCOLN THEATER | 100 California Dr | Yountville | 1:00 – 6:00pm | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Details page 98-99. In observation of the national holiday, join us for screenings of powerful Veterans-themed films: four shorts and two features, plus lively conversation with the filmmakers.

TUESDAY, November 12 SPECIAL SNEAK SCREENINGS | NEBRASKA (pg 40) | CAMEO CINEMA | 1340 Main St | St. Helena | 5:45 & 8:30 pm RED OBSESSION (pg 89) | YOUNTVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER | 6516 Washington St | Yountville | 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY, November 13 OPENING NIGHT PRE-RECEPTION | The Stags Leap District House of Cab @ NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE 103 Main St | Napa | 4:30 – 5:30pm | PATRON CIRCLE Raise a glass to this year’s Oscar hopeful filmmakers. Enjoy some of the best Cabernet in the world from Stags Leap District wineries: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Regusci Winery, Shafer Vineyards, Steltzner Vineyards, Terlato Family Vineyard. Cuisine by: The Thomas (Napa). OPENING NIGHT FILM | AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (pg 41) | NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE | Napa | 5:30 & 8:30pm PATRON CIRCLE, PASS PLUS PRIORITIZED AT 5:30 SCREENING. OPENING NIGHT PARTY sponsored by Benchmark Wine Group | NAPA RIVERFRONT | 8:00 – 11:00pm | PATRON CIRCLE Benchmark Wine Group - the leading source of fine and rare wine - will be pouring special selections of large format, older vintage, and limited production wines including magnums of 1983 Pétrus, 1966 Château Margaux, and 2003 Diamond Creek from their 25,000 bottle cellar in Napa.

THURSDAY, November 14 GALA NIGHT PRE-RECEPTION | The Stags Leap District House of Cab @ NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE | 103 Main St | Napa | 4:30 – 5:30pm | PATRON CIRCLE Enjoy some of the best Cabernet in the world from premium Stags Leap District wineries: Cliff Lede Vineyards, Lindstrom Wines, Regusci Winery, Silverado Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery, and Taylor Family Vineyards. Wines will be paired with artisanal charcuterie from the Fatted Calf and luxury chocolates by Le Belge Chocolatier. GALA NIGHT FILM | SAVING MR. BANKS (pg 43) | NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE | 103 Main St | Napa | 5:30 & 8:30pm PATRON CIRCLE & PASS PLUS PRIORITZED AT THE 5:30 SCREENING FESTIVAL GALA | LIFESTYLE PAVILION | 500 First St | Napa | 8:00pm – 2:00am PATRON CIRLCE, PASS PLUS, FILMMAKERS, TICKET HOLDERS ($150 each / $250 per couple) Celebrate independent film with the best food, wine, and entertainment. Details page 18.

FRIDAY, November 15 FILM INDUSTRY MIXER | Hosted by Raymond Vineyards, co-sponsored by Delta Airlines | RAYMOND VINEYARDS | 849 Zinfandel Ln | St. Helena | 2:00pm – 5:00pm | A-LIST PATRONS, INVITED GUESTS, FILMMAKERS Mix and mingle in the heart of Napa Valley. Cuisine by Raymond Vineyard’s Chef Michel Cornu.


CELEBRITY TRIBUTE A-LIST DINNER | étoile at DOMAINE CHANDON | 1 California Dr | Yountville | 5:30 – 7:45pm A-LISTERS & MOVIE MOGULS, CELEBRITY HONOREES Dine with our Celebrity Tribute honorees. Wine by Domaine Chandon. Cuisine by Chef Perry Hoffman.

CELEBRITY TRIBUTE PRE-RECEPTION | NAPA VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT LINCOLN THEATER | 100 California Dr | Yountville | 7:00 – 8:00pm | PATRON CIRCLE, INVITED GUESTS Sparkling wine by Domaine Chandon and still wines by Newton Vineyards. Gourmet foods from Whole Foods, Cypress Grove, Chevre, and KIND. CELEBRITY TRIBUTE NIGHT PROGRAM | LINCOLN THEATER | 100 California Dr | Yountville | 8:00 – 10:00pm PATRON CIRCLE, PASS PLUS, CELEBRITY HONOREES, FILMMAKERS Billy Bush hosts our annual salute to Rising Stars and outstanding achievements in film. Details page 20. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER TRIBUTE AFTER-PARTY | Vintage Estate’s GROEZINGER LOUNGE | 6541 Washington St | Yountville | 10:00pm – 2:00am | PATRON CIRCLE, INVITED GUESTS Featuring “Upper Branch,” with custom cocktail menu and the best mixologists from San Francisco’s infamous Bourbon and Branch. Sparkling wine by Domaine Chandon, still wines by Diageo Chateau & Estates, and Cidre by Stella Artois. Late-nite nibbles by Villagio’s gourmet kitchen. FRIDAY NIGHT BASH AT MARTIN | MARTIN | 1350 Main St | St. Helena | 10:00pm – 2:00am PATRON CIRCLE, PASS PLUS, FILMMAKERS


FRIDAY, November 15 (continued!)

Join host Erin Martin at her high-style eponymous showroom in St. Helena. This is the party that keeps on going! Wines by Rocket Science and Screenplay. Bites from Mark’s the Spot to soak up the spirits, wine, and cool vibes.

SATURDAY, November 16 A-LIST COCKTAIL RECEPTION | BARDESSONO | 6526 Yount Street | Yountville | 4:15 – 5:15pm A-LISTERS AND MOVIE MOGULS Exclusive reception hosted at the stunning and elegant Bardessono Hotel and Lucy Restaurant. Chef Victor Scargle rolls out award-winning cuisine paired with Alpha Omega wines. VIP PATRON SCREENING | PHILOMENA (pg 45) | YOUNTVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER | 6516 Washington St | Yountville | 5:30 – 7:30pm | PATRON CIRCLE WINEMAKER / FILMMAKER DINNERS | VARIOUS WINE ESTATES | 8:00 – 11:00pm | PATRONS, INVITED GUESTS A series of unforgettable evenings with filmmakers, inventive chefs, and generous hostS. Details page 25-27. VIP LATE NIGHT | Vintage Estate’s GROEZINGER LOUNGE | 6541 Washington St | Yountville | 10:00pm – 2:00am PATRONS, INVITED GUESTS The conversation continues with Bourbon and Branch custom cocktails, late night bites from Villagio’s gourmet kitchen, wines by Hill Family Vineyards, and more. LATE NIGHT AT EIKO’S NAPA | Hosted by Eiko’s, sponsored by Napa Valley Life magazine | EIKO’S | 1385 Napa Town Center | 10:00pm – 2:00am | ALL PASSHOLDERS, FILMMAKERS, RSVP REQUIRED Get your name on the list now for the fest’s newest late night cornucopia of food, wine, music, and more.

SUNDAY, November 17 CLOSING NIGHT PRE-RECEPTION | The Stags Leap District House of Cab @ NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE 103 Main St | Napa | 4:00 – 5:00pm | PATRON CIRCLE Wines by: Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyard, Malk Family Vineyard, Isley Vineyards, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Gourmet cuisine by A Soulful Taste. CLOSING NIGHT FILM | MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (pg 47) | NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE | 103 Main St | Napa | 5:30pm & 8:30pm | PATRON CIRCLE & PASS PLUS PRIORITZED AT THE 5:00 SCREENING AWARDS CEREMONY AND WRAP PARTY | UPTOWN THEATRE | 1350 Third Street | Napa | 8:00pm Awards | 10:00pm Wrap Party | PATRON CIRCLE, PASS PLUS, UPTOWN PASS, FILMMAKERS, TICKET HOLDERS ($50) | Details page 29. NBC Bay Area’s Raj Mathai hosts and Jury President Joe Carnahan presides over the presentation of Juried and Audience Awards to your favorite filmmakers. Foodspotting Awards also presented. Wrap Party features live music, and more great food and wine. Send the festival off in style. Details page 29.



SCREENING VENUES This is where the ‘magic’ happens. These are the unique Napa Valley venues where we’ll showcase our films. From turn of the last century art house theaters to state-of-the-art facilities to speakeasy lounges, our screening venues are sure to elicit ‘oohs and ahs’ too.

NAPA NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE • 1030 Main St • 450 seats

A national historical landmark in the heart of downtown Napa and venue for many of our sneak preview screenings of likely awards-season contenders. The Stags Leap District House of Cab PASS PLUS holders and PATRON CIRCLE members sample the best Cabs in the valley up to one hour before each afternoon and evening screening. NOTE: VIP pre-receptions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday are PATRON CIRCLE only.

THE SONY LOUNGE AT NAPA RIVER INN • 500 Main St • 100 seats

Experience the festival’s most adventurous films at the SONY Lounge at Napa River Inn. Home to our special film picks with content that walks the line, the SONY Lounge will feature the incredible 4K technology provided by SONY Electronics. Lounge out and have fun getting to know filmmakers who are truly independent. Enjoy PEJU WINES and/or STELLA ARTOIS.

CADILLAC THEATER • 500 First St • 250 seats

Comfortable seating and perfect sightlines are the hallmarks of this screening room in the former Copia building. The Cadillac Theater is part of the epicenter of festival activities in Napa. Pre-screen wine tasting featuring JAMIESON RANCH VINEYARDS.

JARVIS CONSERVATORY • 1711 Main St • 220 seats

An acoustically amazing theater and performing arts center a few blocks north of the Napa Valley Opera House. Pre-screen wine tasting featuring HESS COLLECTION.

UPTOWN THEATRE • 1350 Third St • 850 seats

Built in 1937 and refurbished in 2010, the Uptown is Napa’s art deco crown jewel. This is a new venue partnership serving up a full line-up on Sunday, 17 November that includes three full-length film programs and our Closing Night Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party.


BARREL ROOM AT V MARKETPLACE • 6541 Washington St • 160 Feel like you’ve traveled back in time as you sit in the former wine cellar of Groezinger Winery built in the 1870s.


Pre-screen wine tasting featuring TERLATO FAMILY WINES.

YOUNTVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER (YCC) • 6516 Washington St • 300 seats The combination of platinum LEED-certification, a central Yountville location, and enough seating for old and new festival friends, makes catching a screening at the Yountville Community Center a must!



Featuring fine wines from PRIEST RANCH.

NAPA VALLEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT LINCOLN THEATER Located on the grounds of Veterans Home of California • 100 California Dr • 1200 seats The largest performing arts venue in Napa Valley, set on the hill west of town. Home to our Veterans Day Film Program and the Friday night Celebrity Tributes.

ST. HELENA CAMEO CINEMA • 1340 Main St • 140 seats

Founded in May 1913, the Cameo just celebrated its 100th birthday. It is one of the oldest and most charming movie theaters in the country, and yet boasts the most modern digital projection and the amazing new Dolby Atmos sound system. Featuring fine wines from WHITEHALL LANE WINERY.

FARMSTEAD SCREEN • 738 Main St • 80 seats

An intimate screening room adjoining one of the valley’s most beautiful spaces at Farmstead Restaurant and Long Meadow Ranch Winery. Relax in comfort in actual movie theater seats. Pre-screen wine tasting featuring LONG MEADOW RANCH.

CALISTOGA GLIDERPORT AT INDIAN SPRINGS • Located behind 1506 Lincoln Av • 200 seats

A former converted hangar for light aircraft, the Gliderport is consistently one of our ‘fan favorite’ film festival screening venues. Relax in comfort in actual movie theater seats.

Pre-screen wine tasting featuring LITTLE RASCAL WINES and a taste of STELLA ARTOIS.

ECHO GALLERY • 1348 Lincoln Av • 80 seats

The upper valley’s eclectic art gallery transforms into our newest screening venue right on the main drag in delightful Calistoga.



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Selecting films for a film festival is a daunting task, but then so is choosing what films to see while you’re attending. For our third annual festival we received over 750 submissions, an increase of nearly 50% over last year. We culled through these submissions - along with tracking award-winning entries from Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, Tribeca and other notable festivals to assure that we are presenting the best films possible. This year we’re showcasing over 115 films, from feature to short length, and in narrative and documentary form. We are debuting a new animated short film competition sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Intel. From Tuesday through Thursday, be on the lookout for six on-the-fly filmmaking teams competing to make a 5-minute film in less than 60 hours for our SONY 4K Film Challenge.



Central themes that arose this year include: unusual relationships, music and art, food and wine, coping with loss, female empowerment, and the triumph and resilience of the human spirit. While we love each and every one of these films, we know you probably won’t catch them all. So, outside of joining our programming staff, we offer two suggestions for finding the films that will appeal to you most. The first is rather obvious: take some time with this program guide to read about the films and see what jumps out. Second is the main reason we created this fest: talk to other attendees about what they have seen and liked. Over a glass of Napa Valley’s finest at a wine pavilion, over lunch or dinner, or even while waiting for a film to start… all are great opportunities to compare notes and find your “gems”. By the time we get to the Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, we hope that you will not only have a number of new favorite films to cheer on, but new friends and experiences that go ‘far beyond film’. Thus, we encourage you to slow down and discover the great stories and filmmakers of this year’s fest as well as the unique, sense-awakening experience that is the Napa Valley Film Festival. Thanks for joining us. We hope you enjoy the festival as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

Herb Stratford Marc Lhormer Senior Programmer Executive & Artistic Director




SHOWTIMES TUES, 12 Nov | 5:45 pm CAMEO | St. Helena TUES, 12 Nov | 8:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

Nebraska After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Directed by Oscar-winner Alexander Payne and shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America. Generously supported by Eileen & Michael Chiarello This is a collaborative sneak preview by NVFF, Cameo Cinema, and Paramount Pictures. Members of the PATRONS CIRCLE are invited to attend the 5:45 screening at no cost, advance reservation are required. The Cameo Cinema will sell a limited number of tickets for each screenings for $20 per person, advance purchase. Ticket price includes a glass of wine from Whitehall Lane Winery in a complementary Govino glass along with a small bag of popcorn. Visit the Cameo’s website for ticket information: CameoCinema.com

About the filmmaker


Director, producer and screenwriter Alexander Payne was born in Omaha, Nebraska where his parents ran a Greek restaurant (the Greek family name was changed from Papadopoulos). Alexander attended Stanford University where he majored in Spanish and History. He then went on to study film at UCLA Film School. His university thesis film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, which led to him being backed by Miramax to write and direct Citizen Ruth. His last film, The Descendants, screened at the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 110 min DIRECTOR: Alexander Payne PRODUCERS: Ron Yerxa Albert Berger SCREENWRITER: Bob Nelson FEATURING: Bruce Dern Will Forte June Squibb Stacy Keach COURTESY OF: PARAMOUNT PICTURES

WED, 13 Nov | 8:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa

August: Osage County FILM INFO RUN TIME: 130 min DIRECTOR: John Wells PRODUCER: George Clooney Grant Heslov Harvey Weinstein Steve Traxler Jean Doumanian SCREENWRITER: Tracy Letts FEATURING: Meryl Streep Julia Roberts Ewan McGregor Chris Cooper Sam Shepard COURTESY OF: THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.


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August: Osage County is directed by John Wells (The Company Men) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, and Misty Upham. Generously supported by Leslie & Keith Blodgett

About the filmmaker John Wells is a prolific writer, director and producer of television, film and the stage work. Over the past two decades, Wells has been a creative force behind some of primetime’s biggest hit series, including ER, The West Wing, and Third Watch. Wells has also served as President of the Writers Guild of America, West from 2009-2011 and previously served as its President from 19992001 and was vital to the success of the 2001 MBA contract negotiations. Wells wrote and directed The Company Men, released by The Weinstein Company in 2011.




SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 5:30pm CAMEO | St. Helena THUR, 14 Nov | 1:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa

One Chance From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, One Chance is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for Britain’s Got Talent. Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win Britain’s Got Talent and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in One Man, Two Guvnors, BAFTA winner James Corden (The History Boys) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, Calendar Girls, Billy Elliot), Mackenzie Crook (The Pirates Of The Caribbean), Colm Meaney (Get Him To The Greek), Jemima Rooper (Kinky Boots), and rising star Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady). Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Hope Springs) and written by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List), One Chance is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier (Kick-Ass, The Debt, I Give It A Year), Simon Cowell, and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Generously supported by Pepper & Michael Jackson About the filmmaker


One Chance is David Frankel’s sixth feature film. His previous work includes The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, The Big Year and Hope Springs. He won an Academy Award® for Best Short for his film, Dear Diary, and an Emmy for his direction of HBO’s Band of Brothers. His other work for HBO includes the pilot for Entourage, several episodes of Sex and the City, and From the Earth to the Moon.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 104 min DIRECTOR: David Frankel PRODUCERS: Simon Cowell Michael Menchel Kris Thykier Harvey Weinstein Brad Weston SCREENWRITER: Justin Zackham FEATURING: James Corden Colm Meaney Mackenzie Crook COURTESY OF: THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

THUR, 13 Nov | 5:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa THUR, 13 Nov | 8:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa THUR, 13 Nov | 8:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

Saving Mr. Banks FILM INFO RUN TIME: 130 min DIRECTOR: John Lee Hancock PRODUCERS: Ian Collie Allison Owen Philip Stever SCREENWRITERS: Kelly Marcel Sue Smith FEATURING: Tom Hanks Emma Thompson Colin Farrell Paul Giamatti Jason Schwartzman BJ Novak Bradley Whitford COURTESY OF: WALT DISNEY PICTURES Presented with the support of Bank of America & Merrill Lynch

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise - one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.




For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson lead a wonderful cast that expertly spin the dual stories of the “real” Mary Poppins and the creation of the cinema hit that charmed the world. Saving Mr. Banks is a sweet and touching story for all ages. Generously supported by Jennifer Carrico & Chris Kelly About the filmmaker John Lee Hancock has established himself as a distinctive voice in filmmaking. His work on The Blind Side led to two Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Actress) and garnered Sandra Bullock her very first Oscar. Previous film credits include: The Alamo, which he directed and co-wrote; The Rookie which he directed; My Dog Skip which he co-produced; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and A Perfect World both of which he wrote with Clint Eastwood directing. Hancock also serves as an advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting Lab.




SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 5:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa

The Immigrant In the early 1920’s, Ewa Cybulski and her sister Magda sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, she quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. When Ewa encounters Bruno’s cousin, the debonair magician Orlando, he sweeps Ewa off her feet and quickly becomes her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. With an all-star cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner, The Immigrant deftly captures both the look and feel on New York of the era as well as the desperation of its newest citizens as they try to find their way in the new world. Honest, heartbreaking and powerful, The Immigrant is a haunting film that will stay with you long after it has finished. Generously supported by Commissioner Mae C. Woo About the filmmaker


James Gray made his directorial debut at the age of 25 with the widely acclaimed Little Odessa (1994). In 2000, he wrote and directed The Yards, his first film with Joaquin Phoenix, who would become a frequent collaborator. Gray’s New York crime drama We Own The Night (2007) received a César nomination in 2008 for Best Foreign Film. His next film Two Lovers (2008) received nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Director and Best Female Lead. The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and went on to receive a César nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2009.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 120 min DIRECTOR: James Gray PRODUCERS: James Gray Anthony Katagas Greg Shapiro Christopher Woodrow SCREENWRITERS: James Gray Ric Menellow FEATURING: Joaquin Phoenix Marion Cotillard Jeremy Renner COURTESY OF: THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

FRI, 15 Nov | 8:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville

Philomena FILM INFO RUN TIME: 98 min DIRECTOR: Stephen Frears PRODUCERS: Steve Coogan Tracey Seaward Gabrielle Tana SCREENWRITERS: Steve Coogan Jeff Pope Martin Sixsmith FEATURING: Judy Dench Steve Coogan




Based on The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to search for her long-lost son. Starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomena is a story of a mother’s love and passion to right a wrong no matter how much time has passed. Generously supported by Brenda & Marc Lhormer


About the filmmaker Regarded as one of Britain’s finest directors, Stephen Frears has embraced a wide variety of styles, themes, and genres in his work. He made his name in TV drama, for the first 15 years of his career. In the mid-1980s he turned to the cinema, shooting The Hit (1984). The following year he made My Beautiful Laundrette, which crossed over to big-screen audiences and altered the course of his career. Frears also directed Dangerous Liaisons and The Grifters. His film The Queen earned him an Oscar nomination in 2006.


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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom FILM INFO RUN TIME: 152 min DIRECTOR: Justin Chadwick PRODUCERS: Anant Singh David M. Thompson

Mandala: Long Walk To Freedom is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name. The film chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (Prometheus) stars as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris (Skyfall) stars as Winnie Mandela, with Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) directing. Generously supported by Irene & Ed Ojdana

SCREENWRITER: William Nicholson FEATURING: Idris Elba Naomie Harris


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About the filmmaker Justin Chadwick started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor. Chadwick’s directorial debut was the 1993 television movie Family Style starring Ewan McGregor. He directed and performed in Shakespeare Shorts, a series that explored the history of Shakespearean characters and presented them in key scenes from the plays in which they appeared. Following The Other Boleyn Girl, which was screened at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, he completed the multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed feature film The First Grader, starring Naomie Harris.


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Stay at Meadowood, meet the filmmakers and experience the Napa Valley Film Festival as a VIP.

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For the third consecutive year, the directors of the ten films in the U.S. Narrative Features Competition will stay in the lap of luxury at MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY while participating in NVFF’s innovative Artists-in-Residence program. These talented filmmakers will have the opportunity to network with each other, discuss new projects, and explore career development with industry mentors, all while mingling with the other guests at one of the world’s most beautiful resorts. The industry mentors will conduct a Master Class with our Artists-in-Residence on Thursday, November 14. The faculty will include film producer Christine Vachon and writer/director Joe Carnahan. Along with hosting the Festival’s Artists-in-Residence program, Meadowood Napa Valley also presents a $10,000 cash prize to the filmmaker whose film is selected by the Jury as Best U.S. Narrative Feature.

Bryan Poyser Director/Screenwriter The Bounceback

William Savage Director/Screenwriter In Lieu of Flowers

Derrick Borte Director Dark Around the Stars

Matthew Perkins Director/Producer/Screenwriter The Little Tin Man

Jake Oelman Director/Producer Dear Sidewalk

Stephen Dest Director/Producer/Screenwriter My Brother Jack

Larry Brand Director/Screenwriter The Girl on the Train

John Burgess Director/Producer One Small Hitch

James E. Duff Director/Producer/Screenwriter Hank and Asha

Jason Chaet Director Putzel






SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 8:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga FRI, 15 Nov | 8:30 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30 pm FARMSTEAD | St. Helena

The Bounceback If – as many people say – breaking up is hard to do, then getting back together can be even harder. Lonely and verging on desperate, Stan learns that his ex-girlfriend Cathy will be home in Austin for the weekend. Naturally, he hops on the first flight to the Lone Star State with hopes of “accidentally” running into her. Little does Stan know that a breakup crisis between two of his friends will complicate matters. An extended circle of friends, associates, and random strangers will serve to make a hilarious mess of things. The Bounceback takes us cavorting through Austin’s honkytonks, nightclubs, and even to a cutthroat “air-sex” competition, as the two former couples attempt bouncing back from heartache. A crowd-pleasing, irreverent and heartfelt comedy, The Bounceback is from director Bryan Poyser, previously nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards, for his hit 2010 Sundance film Lovers of Hate.

About the filmmaker


Bryan Poyser is a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee. His second feature Lovers of Hate premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. Bryan was also nominated for the Independent Spirit “Someone to Watch” Award in 2005 for his first feature, Dear Pillow. The Bounceback premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Bryan lives and works in Austin, Texas, where he also lectures on screenwriting at the University of Texas and Texas State University.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 90 min DIRECTOR: Bryan Poyser PRODUCERS: Megan Gilbride Trace Sheehan WRITERS: Bryan Poyser David DeGrow Shotwell Steven Walters FEATURING: Michael Stahl-David Ashley Bell Zach Cregger Sara Paxton Addison Timlin Justin Arnold Marshall Allman

FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm FARMSTEAD | St. Helena

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Title Around Dark of film here the Stars FILM INFO RUN RUN TIME: TIME:

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PRODUCERS: FEATURING: Bill Perkins Scott Lochmus


Dark Around the Stars tells the story of Glen Sweet, who sets out on a quest to end his life. After experiencing heartbreaking tragedy and loss, Glen has succumbed to a haphazard and alcoholic lifestyle. As he journeys to New Mexico, planning to jump from the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Glen encounters a number of colorful characters, each one influencing him in some way and having a deep impact on his ultimate decision.


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Director Derrick Borte presents a compelling story about loss, relationships and a leap of faith. Will the strangers Glen meets along his journey – and the experiences they share – alter his path? Or does his life end the way he has so clearly mapped out? With excellent performances from the core cast, Stars will stay with audiences long after the credits have played out.

FEATURING: Dale Dickey Illeana Douglas Kathryn Hahn Luke Grimes Mark Kassen Tom Bower

About the filmmaker In 2010, Derrick Borte wrote, produced, and directed The Joneses, which garnered a Gala presentation at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was also screened at the Deauville Festival of American Film, Dallas International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, and Zurich Film Festival. He is currently working with ABC Studios on a television series based on The Joneses. For his next project, Derrick is set to direct London Town with producers Christine Vachon and Sofia Sondervan.




SHOWTIMES SHOWTIMES THUR, 13 Nov | 8:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

WED, 13 Nov | 2:00 pm JARVIS | Napa

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Title of Dear Sidewalk film here Dear Sidewalk is the story of Gardner, a young mail carrier struggling to define his identity in the midst of a full-scale quarter-life crisis. Gardner’s regimented routine is thrown out the window when he meets Paige, an attractive divorcee enduring a mid-life crisis of her own. Navigating a new and awkward relationship, Paige and Gardner discover that despite their age difference they both are confronting existential problems surrounding identity, love, and the choices life has placed in front of them. A modern rom-com of a different stripe, Dear Sidewalk shows us how sometimes soul-mates come in different packages than what we might have been expecting. First-time director Jake Oelman deftly handles Jake Limbert’s script which is both poignant and sweet. The stellar cast includes great onscreen chemistry between leads Michelle Forbes and Joe Mazzello.

About the filmmaker


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Jake Oelman has worked in Los Angeles as a director, writer and producer for the past decade. Jake began his career as an actionsports filmmaker writing, directing and editing films. He then moved into commercials and music videos, working with brands such as Red Bull, DC Shoes, Pepsi, Axe, Puma, and Lucky Jeans. He has worked with artists including Beyonce, Sting, Elton John, KISS and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His recent films have been shown at the LA International Shorts Film Festival and the Quicksilver Film Festival. His work has appeared on MTV and Fuel TV.





Ford Oelman Jake Oelman FEATURING: Jake Limbert

SCREENWRITER: Jake Limbert FEATURING: Joe Mazzello Josh Fadem Michelle Forbes

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ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

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TitleGirl The of film on the here Train FILM INFO RUNTIME: TIME: RUN 80 min




PRODUCERS: James Carpenter FEATURING: Rebecca Reynolds Gary Sales SCREENWRITER: Larry Brand FEATURING: Stephen Lang Charles Aitken David Margulies Henry Ian Cusick James Biberi John Fugelsang Nathalie Lyon Nicki Aycox

As documentary filmmaker Danny Hart boards a train at Grand Central Station, he has no reason to expect anything more than a pleasant ride to upstate New York. Danny is on his way to interview subjects for his latest project. For months, he’s videotaped Morris and Rina Herzmann, an older couple who survived World War II as young children in Germany. Their unique yet harrowing love story is not only compelling, but as Danny later finds out, also unexpectedly complex.


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While heading north on the train, Danny looks through his video camera and pans along the rows of seats. Through his viewfinder, he catches a mysterious young woman as she surreptitiously wipes away a tear. Danny soon finds himself facing off with a determined police detective, an erratic ex-con, an inquisitive cab driver, and an ex-husband who turns out to be much more than he seems. A dark and well-executed modern noir thriller, Larry Brand’s The Girl On The Train keeps its audience on the edge of its seats until the final frames.

About the filmmaker Larry Brand’s first job in the film industry was as a driver and production assistant to the legendary Orson Welles. He later went on to make several feature films for indie producer Roger Corman. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Larry’s films have included award-winning independents such as Paranoia and Christina, and wide-release studio productions such as Halloween: Resurrection. Finding more satisfaction in the indie world, in 2008 Brand formed 8180 Films with partners Rebecca Reynolds and James Carpenter through which they completed Girl on the Train.




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SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga

Title of Hank and film Asha here Hank and Asha is a modern love story between an Indian student in Prague and a lonely New York filmmaker, as the two take up a lively correspondence through video letters following a screening of his film. As their connection builds, the hurdles represented by the distance between them, along with other factors including family pressures and professional obligations, begin to mount. Will the uniqueness of their relationship bring them closer or tear them apart? Will their love of cinema enable them to find a common ground or will cultural differences and distance be the things that keep the couple from having a more traditional relationship? Director James Duff has crafted a touching tale of longing, fear, and hope in the modern age – two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world.

About the filmmaker


James E. Duff earned his MFA in directing from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he won a fellowship for excellence in directing actors. His award-winning short film, Life is a Sweet, screened at over 40 festivals worldwide. His documentary, The Cycle Also Rises, was broadcast on PBS as part of the POV series and he spent two years in West Africa directing development and human rights documentaries. James has taught filmmaking in Kenya, the Sahara Desert, and at the Prague Film School in the Czech Republic. Hank and Asha is James’ feature film debut.



Julia Morrison James E. Duff FEATURING:

SCREENWRITERS: James E. Duff Julia Morrison FEATURING: Andrew Pastides Brian Sloan Brian Patrick Murphy Mahira Kakkar Robyn Kerr

FRI, 15 Nov | 8:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am JARVIS | Napa SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville

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Title In Lieu of of film Flowers here FILM INFO RUN RUN TIME: TIME: 92 min DIRECTOR:


PRODUCERS: K’Dee Miller FEATURING: Jason Mandl Michael Melamedoff SCREENWRITERS: William Savage FEATURING: Bonnie Swencionis John Forest Josh Pence Melissa Rauch Nate Corddry Spencer Grammer Tom Bloom

In Lieu of Flowers presents an unconventional romance, New York style. Two young New Yorkers navigate the humbling, harrowing, and often humorous process of surviving heartbreak in a city that is both lively and lonely all at once.


WED, 13 Nov | 2:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena



Rachel and Eric have each recently lost a romantic partner. They’re eager to move on and are having a hard time doing so. But after a chance meeting between the two, everything starts to change. The two urban warriors awkwardly – and sometimes comically – navigate a new, ambiguous, and slightly odd relationship. Director William Savage’s In Lieu of Flowers is a sweet story of survival. People come into our lives whether we are looking for them or not. While their stay may be only temporary, their impact endures; as they help us do something we forgot we were capable of, they help us to survive to face another day.

About the filmmaker In Lieu of Flowers is William Savage’s directorial feature debut. He previously directed other small comedy projects: Small Town News, Morning Departure, and An Inconvenient Head. A native New Yorker, Bill is a veteran of the Williamstown Theatre Festival where he directed upcoming stars such as Matt Long and Chris Pine. He currently resides in Los Angeles with a menagerie of animals and an understanding girlfriend.




SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 5:30 pm THUR, 13 Nov | 8:00 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga CAMEO | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm FRI, 15 Nov | 10:15 pmCADILLAC THEATER | Napa C SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am FARMSTEAD | St. Helena , 16 Nov | 10:15 pm SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30 pm C YCC THEATER | Yountville

The Little Tin Man


The Little Tin Man is the story of a quest for the role of a lifetime: the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese’s (fictional) remake of The Wizard of Oz. It’s also an intelligent and humorous exploration of a struggling actor’s big dreams and staunch refusal to accept the status quo.

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DIRECTOR: Matthew Perkins

Tired of accepting typecast roles based on his small size and unfulfilled working in his PRODUCERS: brother’s restaurant, Herman is ready for something different. When he’s asked to audition RUN TIME: Dugan Bridges for the Mayor of Munchkinland, he takes the opportunity to aim just a little bit higher. He Matthew Perkins enlists the help of his secret romantic crush Miller, his brother Gregg, and their mutual friend DIRECTOR: SCREENWRITERS: Juan to help him nail the audition and showcase his talents. As life begins to imitate art, Dugan Bridges PRODUCER: Herman and his pals find themselves on a humor-filled journey of self-discovery that delivers Matthew Perkins laughs and even bigger insights into the lengths we’ll go to for the things we love. A truly funny, often touching indie comedy, The Little Tin Man will have you rooting for this rag-tag band of characters from first-time director Matthew Perkins. We can only hope Scorsese takes note.

About the filmmaker

SCREENWRITERS: FEATURING: A Aaron Beelner Chris Henry Coffey FEATURING: Emmanuel Maldonado Jeff Hiller Kay Cannon

Hailing from Athens, GA, Matthew Perkins studied Film Production at The University of Georgia. He completed a two-year apprenticeship under Filmmaker James Herbert. After graduating in 2006, Perkins moved to New York City where he found work on Ridley Scott’s American Gangster and had an internship at GreeneStreet Films. Matthew began making shorts (Magic Juan, Life in Short) with his writing partner Dugan Bridges. After laboring for seven years to get his dream project off the ground, Perkins turned to a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for his first feature, The Little Tin Man.

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FILM INFO In the wake of the painful loss of his wife and estrangement from his daughter, Leo Osman has lost the grit to re-engage with life. He has walled himself away from his emotions and the outside world; that is, until a mysterious young woman, with no recollection of her identity or past, literally stumbles in from the field outside his humble abode. Leo grudgingly takes her in, sending them both on a journey through which they might find in each other that which they thought they had lost—a family, a home.

RUN TIME: 31 min DIRECTOR: Jason Pangilinan PRODUCER: Kayla Xavier SCREENWRITER: Jason Pangillan FEATURING: Billy Mayo, John Pirkis, Olivia Tennet

ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

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TitleBrother My of film Jack here FILM INFO RUN RUN TIME: TIME: 86 min DIRECTOR:



SCREENWRITER: Stephen Dest FEATURING: Jon Thorndike Malcolm Madera Mark Borkowski

As young boys, Jack – a renowned artist – and his brother Vincent witnessed the cold-blooded murder of their parents. Twenty years later, the man convicted of the crime is released from prison and is quickly found brutally stabbed to death. So, who killed the killer?


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In My Brother Jack, all signs point to Vincent who battles the twin demons of mental illness and sleep paralysis, a condition that blurs the line between real and unreal. To protect his brother, Jack is forced to confront his own demons and uncover the painful truth of what really happened on that horrific night. Director Stephen Dest delivers a dark tale of family trust, suspicion, and loyalty: a compelling look at family dynamics and the interactions of deeply scarred siblings, whose wounds may never fully heal.

About the filmmaker An award-winning director of both Stage and Film, Stephen Dest has worked at a number of notable theaters, including: Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, TheaterWorks, Goodspeed Opera House, Coconut Grove Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, BTC, Vital Theater, MTC, PaperMill Playhouse, and The Nederlander. Stephen has also directed a number of noteworthy films projects. He is the writer/director of the award-winning film Blind (Cannes Film Festival, 2008), and most recently My Brother Jack. He is the recipient of the “Artist of the Year” (2012-Filmmaker) awarded by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven and is head of the Drama Department at New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School.




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SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga

Title Small One of filmHitch here Molly Mahoney is on her way home to Chicago for her mother’s wedding. She’s bringing along her ‘mystery man’ to finally meet the family; but when she discovers at the airport that he’s married, she dumps him at curbside check-in. After a couple of cocktails at the airport bar, Molly ends up crying on the shoulder of childhood friend Josh who is flying home for the same wedding. While waiting for the plane, Josh’s mom calls with news that his father Max is dying. She puts Max on the phone who tells his son that his only regret is that he will not get to meet the woman who will one day become Josh’s wife. Josh takes this in, glances at Mary, and then hatches a plan to make everyone happy – or will it? Will Josh and Mary start to fall in love for real before their make-believe charade of a romance is exposed? A charming and amusing debut comedy feature from director John Burgess, One Small Hitch has breakout performances from its leads Aubrey Dollar and Shane McRae. One Small Hitch puts a different spin on the Shakespearean wedding mix-up genre.

About the filmmaker


SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

John Burgess is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of USC’s School of Cinema-Television where he earned a Master of Fine Arts directorand is cool inThis producing directing. John began his career as an intern in the marketing & publicity department of Lucasfilm Ltd. In 2008, John started Principle Entertainment named after his USC graduate thesis film, The Powder Puff Principle, starring Clint Howard, Richard Gilliland, Kevin Kilner, Art Lafleur, and Linda Blair. His graduate short was the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner of the Hayden films On-line Film Festival. One Small Hitch marks his feature film debut.



John Burgess FEATURING:

SCREENWRITER: Dode Levenson FEATURING: Aubrey Dollar Shane McRae Daniel J. Travanti

FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 1:00 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am FARMSTEAD | St. Helena

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WED, 13 Nov | 5:30 pm JARVIS | Napa



Title of film here Putzel FILM INFO RUN RUN TIME: TIME: 88 min DIRECTOR:


PRODUCER: Rick Moore FEATURING: Sheri Davani

SCREENWRITER: Rick Moore FEATURING: Jack Carpenter Melanie Lynskey John Pankow Susie Essman Robert Klein

For some people, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and worlds to explore. But for Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life doesn’t extend beyond his family’s fish store and his tight-knit community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Walter’s dream of taking over his uncle’s smoked fish emporium is disrupted by the arrival of Sally, a force of nature who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married boss and uncle. As Walter tries to thwart their romance in order to ensure his future, he finds his circumscribed life thrown off kilter. After years of being undermined by his family and friends, he finally begins to realize his full potential. With Sally’s help, Walter confronts his fears and proves he is more than just a Putzel. Director Jason Chaet’s debut feature delivers a character-driven, amusing, and satisfying romantic comedy with an excellent and fully-realized cast of characters.

About the filmmaker Jason Chaet is an award-winning filmmaker, theater director, and acting teacher based in New York City. A veteran of New York’s famed Ensemble Studio Theater, Jason developed the work of playwrights including David Mamet and Arthur Miller. He coconceived and directed “Off The Page” for HBO and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Jason served as creative consultant on the award-winning independent film Kissing Jessica Stein. His short film Remember has played at festivals around the world. He holds a B.F.A. in Acting/Directing from Syracuse University’s Drama Department. Putzel marks Jason’s feature film directorial debut.


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SHOWTIMES THUR, 13 Nov | 8:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

THUR, 14 Nov | 11:00 am GLIDERPORT | Calistoga

FRI, 15 Nov | 10:15 pm C

FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm JARVIS | Napa

, 16 Nov | 10:15 pm C

SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 5:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

16 Acres 16 Acres is the confounding and thoroughly engrossing story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, as told by the key players who have shaped the site. At the heart of the story is the dramatic tension between the noblest of intentions and the politics, hubris, and ideology that is the bedrock of New York. Behind any great story are multiple powers trying to shape things to their own design. Director Richard Hankin’s film deftly examines the feuding interests in New York City, as they grapple with the legacy of the iconic location. The troubled architectural battles and political gamesmanship that went on behind the scenes approach Greek tragedy levels, and yet the end result will still likely be a fitting tribute to the many lives that were lost on September 11. Generously supported by SE2 Consulting

About the filmmaker


Richard Hankin has worked on documentaries for both theatrical distribution and for HBO, PBS, NBC, ABC, and Showtime. Richard has twice served as a Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Editing and Storytelling Lab. He has been invited to speak at numerous film festivals, universities, and events. Richard holds degrees from the University of California Berkeley and Columbia University.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 93 min DIRECTOR: Richard Hankin PRODUCER: Mike Marcucci

FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am OPERA HOUSE | Napa SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am CAMEO | St. Helena

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth FILM INFO RUN TIME: 84 min DIRECTOR: Pratibha Parmar PRODUCER: Shaheen Haq Pratibha Parmar SCREENWRITER: Pratibha Parmar FEATURING: Alice Walker Whoopi Goldberg Danny Glover Gloria Steinem

Acclaimed author Alice Walker has lived an amazing life. While much of her journey has informed and helped to create compelling works (The Color Purple and others), her actual life story is truly fascinating and engrossing. Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth tells that story from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia, to her recognition as a key writer of the twentieth century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple. That book is just one chapter in her story. Walker has been a witness to dramatic changes in this country regarding race, feminism, and other social/political changes over the past 50 years. Documentary filmmaker Pratibha Parmar’s film is a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self-confessed renegade, and human rights activist.


WED, 13 Nov | 6:00 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville



Generously supported by Paul Zaentz

About the filmmaker Award-winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar is renowned for her groundbreaking films which cross genres and boundaries. Nina’s Heavenly Delights, her multi-award winning narrative feature, a lesbian curry romance, was nominated for a GLAAD Award in 2007. Pratibha is a past winner of the Frameline Film Festival Life Time Achievement Award and honoured with The Visionary Award by the One in Ten Film Festival (2007).




SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 8:30 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville FRI, 15 Nov | 5:00 pm CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

SAT, 16 Nov | 1:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am GLIDERPORT | Calistoga

Bidder 70 Bidder 70 is the story of Tim DeChristopher, a graduate student who monkey-wrenched a fraudulent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leasing auction in December 2008. He bid $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres of pristine Utah wilderness. The wrench: he didn’t have the funds. Co-Directors Beth and George Gage include us on Tim’s journey from economics student to indicted activist. Tim was able to bring the BLM process to an abrupt halt in a stunning act of civil disobedience. In February 2009, the new Obama administration retroactively invalidated the entire BLM auction that DeChristopher participated in. Nevertheless, DeChristopher was federally indicted, facing up to ten years in prison and $750,000 in fines for his disruption of the illegal auction. Over the next two years, DeChristopher stepped up his activism and evolved into a climate justice leader. His trial began on February 28, 2011. DeChristoper’s story is inspiring, tragic, and infuriating at times, a real life “David vs. Goliath” tale.

About the filmmakers In a complete “about-face” co-directors Beth and George Gage turned from careers producing and directing TV commercials and fictional features in Los Angeles to producing documentaries with a conscience in Telluride, Colorado. They have been sharing this rewarding journey since 1993. Bidder 70 is their latest project.


FILM INFO RUN TIME: 73 min DIRECTORS: Beth Gage, George Gage PRODUCERS: Beth Gage George Gage SCREENWRITER: Beth Gage FEATURING: Tim DeChristopher

THUR, 14 Nov | 8:30 pm FARMSTEAD | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 5:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa SAT, 16 Nov | 1:00 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 5:30 pm

ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

Brave Miss World FILM INFO RUN TIME: 90 min DIRECTOR: Cecilia Peck PRODUCER: Cecilia Peck Inbal Lessner

Miss Israel – Linor Abargil – was abducted, stabbed, and raped at age 18. The harrowing incident occurred six weeks prior to her commitment to represent her country in the Miss World competition. When to her shock, she was crowned the winner, she vowed to one day speak out about rape.




Director Cecilia Peck’s verité film follows Linor’s global travels as she reaches out to other victims from American college campuses to the townships of South Africa. But Linor’s own rape comes back to haunt her when she learns that her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole. Brave Miss World follows a remarkable young woman willing to use her own rape as a case study to help others, all the while racing against the clock to find her rapists’ previous victims who may be able to help her keep him in prison. An inspiring and startlingly honest story of bravery and compassion, the film is a look into the dark side of beauty pageants and how one woman refused to let her abuse be forgotten.

About the filmmaker Cecilia Peck previously directed and produced Shut Up & Sing, about the backlash against the Dixie Chicks for opposing the Iraq War. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, won a Special Jury Prize at the Chicago Film Festival, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards. Cecilia’s documentary credits as producer include A Conversation with Gregory Peck, which was a Special Selection in the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and Justice For All. As an actress, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Portrait.




SHOWTIMES THUR, 13 Nov | 8:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

WED, 13 Nov | 11:00 am JARVIS | Napa

FRI, 15 Nov | 10:15 pm C

FRI, 15 Nov | 5:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

, 16 Nov | 10:15 pm C

SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am YCC THEATER | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm

ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

The Fabulous Ice Age The Fabulous Ice Age chronicles a century of theatrical skating, from Berlin’s Charlotte in 1915, to America’s Ice Follies, Ice Capades, Holiday on Ice, and the Sonja Henie shows. The film illustrates how ice dancing dominated live entertainment for decades, while also depicting one skater’s passionate quest to share this history. Never-before-seen footage, photos, and memorabilia highlight a handful of skaters, producers, and entrepreneurs who helped change the modern skating world. Starting in America with the Hippodrome, hotel shows, and big arena shows, Holiday on Ice then brought skating to Europe, behind the Iron Curtain, to Asia, Africa, and South America, where entertainment on ice had never been seen before. For anyone who grew up in the 1960’s through the 1980’s, the names of these shows and performers will be instantly familiar and the memories will come spilling back. A concise and in-depth portrait of a by-gone era, Director Keri Pickett’s The Fabulous Ice Age recounts a different time and the stars that made it so memorable for audiences around the world.

About the filmmaker The Fabulous Ice Age is Keri Pickett’s first feature film; it received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Keri served as the film’s producer, director and director of photography. Previously, Keri has been an award-winning photographer and author of Love in the 90s, B.B. & Jo: The Story of a Lifelong Love, A Granddaughter’s Portrait (Warner Books, 1995), and Faeries, (Aperture Books, 2000).


FILM INFO RUN TIME: 72 min DIRECTOR: Keri Pickett PRODUCER: Keri Pickett FEATURING: Roy Blakely Scott Hamilton Nancy Kerrigan

THUR, 14 Nov | 11:00 am JARVIS | Napa FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

SAT, 16 Nov | 11:00 am CAMEO | St. Helena SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville

If You Build It FILM INFO RUN TIME: 83 min DIRECTOR: Patrick Creadon PRODUCERS: Christine O’Malley

Designer Emily Pilloton and her partner Matt Miller are “Project H Design,” whose job is creating and implementing initiatives for “Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness.”
 Their work caught the attention of many people around the world, including a maverick school superintendent in Bertie County, North Carolina—the state’s poorest county and one of the poorest in the country.




Emily and Matt were soon invited to come to Bertie County to help the education official rethink the mission of his schools. After months of work, Matt and Emily pitched the superintendent a radical idea: to take the ‘design thinking’ philosophy and create a high-school curriculum around it. The superintendent was game and the “Studio H” project began. Director Patrick Creadon’s If You Build It chronicles the two-year journey of Emily and Matt and their students, as they remake the idea of hands-on education and deliver so much more than anyone thought possible.

About the filmmaker Patrick Creadon was born in Chicago, went to college at Notre Dame, and earned his Master’s Degree in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. His feature-length directorial debut Wordplay was a breakout hit at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and went on to become one of the top 25 highest grossing documentaries of all time. Patrick’s film I.O.U.S.A., a non-partisan examination of America’s national debt, premiered at Sundance in 2008 and was shortlisted for Best Documentary for the Academy Awards.




SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 8:30 pm CAMEO | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am JARVIS | Napa SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 5:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga

The Last White Knight In 1965, two men, a white segregationist and life member of the Ku Klux Klan, and a white SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) civil rights worker, first met violently, in Greenwood, Mississippi. They barely avoided ruining each other’s lives and 43 years later they meet again – on camera – to explore whether reconciliation is possible. Byron (“Delay”) de la Beckwith, Jr. and ex-civil rights worker and filmmaker, Paul Saltzman, met and filmed over a five-year period beginning in 2007. Delay’s father, Byron de la Beckwith, Sr., was a high-ranking official of the KKK and a founder of the White Citizens Council. In 1963, Delay’s father murdered Medgar Evers, then head of the NAACP in Mississippi. Saltzman’s ongoing conversations with Delay forms the narrative of this powerful film. The Last White Knight uses riveting animation to depict the near-death experiences of Harry Belafonte and Jimmy Travis, both civil rights workers, at the hands of the KKK. Director and subject Paul Saltzman returns to Napa Valley after showcasing Prom Night in Mississippi and a work in progress version of this film at our inaugural festival in 2011.

About the filmmaker


Paul Saltzman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning director-producer with over 300 productions to his credit. His first feature was the award-winning documentary, Prom Night in Mississippi. Paul has toured all over the United States and Canada doing screenings and conversations with adult and youth audiences about prejudice, tolerance, and social justice. His second feature is The Last White Knight.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 78 min DIRECTOR: Paul Saltzman PRODUCERS: Patricia Aquino Paul Saltzman SCREENWRITER: Paul Saltzman FEATURING: Delay de la Beckwith Harry Belafonte Morgan Freeman Paul Saltzman

THUR, 14 Nov | 2:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 5:30 pm ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm JARVIS | Napa SUN, 17 Nov | 5:30 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville

Lord Montagu FILM INFO RUN TIME: 80 min DIRECTOR: Luke Korem PRODUCERS: Luke Korem Russell Groves SCREENWRITERS: Luke Korem Bradley Jackson FEATURING: Lord Montagu Jackie Stewart Nick Mason

As the youngest member in parliament and sole heir to his family’s 7,000acre English estate, Lord Edward Montagu’s life was rich and privileged. All of this changed in 1954 when Montagu, then aged twenty-five, became England’s most infamous aristocrat when he was arrested for homosexual offenses and sentenced to a year in prison.




Despite the odds against him, Montagu persevered to become a prominent national figure by turning his estate into one of England’s greatest tourist attractions and leading the way into a new era for the British aristocracy. Director Luke Korem’s entertaining film features never-before-seen footage from the Montagu family archives, interviews with family, friends and fellow aristocrats, and personal details from Lord Montagu’s own writings, to tell the story of his unconventional and often controversial life. A “second act” like no other in recent memory, Montagu’s startling fall from grace and his amazing return to prominence is a fascinating story that resonates on several levels.

About the filmmaker Luke Korem is an Austin, TX based filmmaker and Texas A&M graduate. Luke has worked as a director, producer, editor, and cinematographer on a variety of projects. In 2007, he created a documentary series for Rackspace, Inc., the world’s leader in web hosting, which chronicled the transformation of a 1.2 million square foot shopping mall into Rackspace’s new world headquarters. In 2009, his short film Your Future Husband won the coveted Funniest Filmmaker in Austin award.




SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 2:00 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga FRI, 15 Nov | 8:30 pm JARVIS | Napa SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am BARREL ROOM | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena

The Singularity Humanity is fast approaching an inevitable moment in our history, the moment when we will be able to create computer systems with greaterthan-human intelligence, bio-engineer our species and re-design matter through nanotechnology. These future technologies will potentially transform the course of civilization.

RUN TIME: 76 min

Director Doug Wolens’s film sidesteps the usual sci-fi cliches about robots versus humans and presents an intellectual debate that begins with a basic question: What kind of humans do we want to become?

PRODUCER: Doug Wolens

With telling interviews from multiple experts in the field, as well as theoreticians and luminaries from around the world, the complex and intriguing concept is roundly debated. What form will the future take, what will it look like and will we like it when it gets here?

About the filmmaker


Doug Wolens spent seven years as a practicing attorney in New York City before moving to San Francisco to became a filmmaker in 1993. Wolens’s first short, Happy Loving Couples, screened at the Sundance Film Festival. He’s made two other shorts, Reversal (1994) and In Frame (1995), which have played at film festivals throughout the world. His 1996 feature documentary, Weed had a 40-city theatrical tour of the U.S. He is currently developing a documentary on aesthetics and design.


DIRECTOR: Doug Wolens

THUR, 14 Nov | 2:00 pm JARVIS | Napa FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am CAMEO | St. Helena SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am YCC THEATER | Yountville

Sole Survivor FILM INFO RUN TIME: 91 min DIRECTOR: Ky Dickens PRODUCERS: Amy McIntyre Ky Dickens

In the history of aviation, there have been only 14 of them—sole survivors of a commercial aviation disaster. Most have never spoken publicly about the loss, the guilt, and the immense pressure of feeling “spared.” Who, after all, could ever truly understand being the only person out of hundreds left alive? Perhaps only other sole survivors.




Sole Survivor brings four of them together (George Lamson, Cecilia Cichan, Bahia Bakari and Jim Polehinke) to share their very complex, personal stories for the first time. They revisit the most harrowing moments of their lives in an effort to heal and overcome their most perplexing questions. At times heart wrenching, Ky Dickens’s documentary is an amazing testimony to the strength and resilience of those who have endured great tragedies. Inspiring and compelling, the film is one of the most powerful of the festival.

About the filmmaker Award-winning filmmaker Ky Dickens has directed films dealing with LGBT issues and voter rights and equality. In 2010 Ky won the UK Yahoo! Holiday Video of the Year award for her viral cell phone video about a lost snowman. She was a Documentary Juror for Chicago’s Reeling Film Festival and has been a panelist at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Show Me Justice Film Festival.













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SONY LOUNGE AT NAPA RIVER INN | 500 Main Street (upstairs) | Napa Where can you find snake-handling preachers, folks more obsessed with their pets than their human family, a twenty year-old hanging out in a retirement home, world-class, big-thrill athletes, and TV’s original Batman? Only in the eccentric and exciting SONY LOUNGE! We’ve assembled a great slate of films guaranteed to amuse, engage, and evoke conversations that can be enjoyed over a glass of wine or cold frothy Stella Artois. SONY 4K FILM CHALLENGE: A special bonus this year is the presentation of our first on-the-fly short films competition. Starting on Tuesday, Nov 12, six teams will have 60 hours to craft a short film based on randomly-picked assignments (genre, prop, location, etc) using their own ingenuity and the latest technology courtesy of Sony Electronics. Screenings of the SONY 4K Film Challenge entries will play at The SONY Lounge on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:15am combined with the 11:00am shows. See ‘em at no additional cost.



Also catch the films throughout the Valley on our traveling Movies on the Move (page 119).

SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 8:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa FRI, 15 Nov | 11:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

Holy Ghost People


On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord—a community of snake handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.

RUN TIME: 93 min

The deeper Charlotte and Wayne look into the activities of the church and its members, the more unsettling and uncertain their own future appears. A stellar cast and deft directing by Mitchell Altieri make Holy Ghost People an edge of your seat affair.

PRODUCERS: Jeffrey Allard, Mitchell Altieri, Kevin Artigue, Joe Egender, Phil Flores

About the filmmaker Mitchell Altieri began his film career at 19 and has produced national print ads for Levi’s, Verizon Wireless, Kodak, Pringles, and Zenith TV. Mitchell and long-time film partner Phil Flores are known as The Butcher Brothers to legions of horror film fans.

DIRECTOR: Mitchell Altieri

SCREENWRITERS: Kevin Artigue, Joe Egender, Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores FEATURING: Emma Greenwell, Joe Egender, Brendan McCarthy



9 Full Moons

This Is Where We Live

Frankie and Lev, two radically different personalities, take a stab at a relationship. The couple struggles with their personal demons as they try to hold on to one another against insurmountable odds.

Set in the Texas hill country, This Is Where We Live is a portrait of the Sutton family: Diane, while ignoring her own health issues, is caregiver to her son August, who has cerebral palsy, and her husband, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Overburdened, she hires Noah, a local handyman, to build a wheelchair ramp up the front steps to the family home. The friendship that Noah and August forge has a ripple effect; life makes unexpected turns for those around them, and forces Noah to confront his past.

Set against the country-tinged, singer-songwriter-hipster music scene of East LA and Hollywood, the result is a chaotic, brooding roller coaster of a love story as the couple attempts to survive. Standout performances from rising star Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color) and Bret Roberts make this brooding, smokey tale from Director Tomer Almagor a mesmerizing ride.



THUR, 14 Nov | 5:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

FRI, 15 Nov | 2:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SUN, 17 Nov | 2:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SUN, 17 Nov | 5:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa



RUN TIME: 103 min DIRECTOR: Tomer Almagor PRODUCER: Bret Roberts, Joy Saez, Gabrielle Almagor SCREENWRITER: Tomer Almagor FEATURING: Amy Seimetz, Bret Roberts

RUN TIME: 92 min CO-DIRECTORS: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca PRODUCER: Ben Fuqua SCREENWRITER: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca FEATURING: Frances Shaw, Barry Corbin, Marc Menchaca

About the filmmaker Tomer Almagor is an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter. Tomer was born in Israel and traveled extensively before studying film in NYC. Post graduation, he moved to LA where he has been editing feature films while writing and directing his own material. After a series of short films, including Platinum REMI award-winning Spare, he wrote and directed his feature debut, 9 Full Moons.


About the filmmakers Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca are professional actors, directors, writers and producers. Josh received his MFA at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program He also starred as a series regular with Marc in HBO’s Generation Kill. Josh also teaches acting at the New York Film Academy and produces segments for VH1. Marc has worked on several TV series, including: Treme, Person of Interest, Flashforward and most recently recurring on Showtime’s Homeland.

Furever explores the dimensions of grief we experience over the loss of a pet. The film presents a fascinating look at the sociological evolution of pets, particularly their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry.

Whether it’s from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox’s Family Guy, Adam West has made an indelible impression on generations of Americans. But few people know the man behind the mask.

Furever includes interviews with grieving pet owners, veterinarians, psychologists, sociologists, religious scholars, neuroscientists, and professionals who preserve a pet’s body for their devastated clientele. Some even re-purpose a pet’s cremains in unique ways (taxidermy, cloning, mummification, freeze-drying, and more). Both heartwrenching and at times jawdropping, Director Amy Finkel’s film is a tasteful look at modern grieving and loss.

Documentary filmmaker James Tooley spent three years following the legendary actor, meeting his legions of fans, and trying to understand what keeps the 85 year-old actor as passionate as ever. James Tooley’s Starring Adam West is a fan-funded documentary about the creative and turbulent life of Adam West, and the fan-supported quest to recognize the beloved actor with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



THUR, 14 Nov | 2:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SAT, 16 Nov | 2:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SAT, 16 Nov | 11:00 am | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SUN, 17 Nov | 8:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa




RUN TIME: 98 min DIRECTOR: James Tooley PRODUCER: James Tooley FEATURING: Adam West


Starring Adam West



About the filmmaker Amy Finkel is a designer, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and writer. Amy’s video work has appeared on HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, The History Channel, and PBS. Amy is an instructor at both NYU and Parsons School of Design, where she teaches web design, documentary filmmaking, and new media. Amy holds an MFA in Design and Technology and a BA in Theater from Connecticut College.

About the filmmaker James Tooley has edited and directed commercials, trailers, and features for clients including America’s Army, Cisco Systems, Cartoon Network, Subaru, Arbor Mist and Fantastic Sam’s. James holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.





A friend helps you move. A good friend helps you move a body.

Worm is a Southern Neo-Noir of sorts that plays out as a modern day “Whodunit.” Jason “Worm” Truitt has a young daughter he loves dearly, and a beautiful girlfriend he also loves, but who he fears may be out of his league. Worm is always caught doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, taking odd jobs from and for shady men, and even breaking the law from time to time.

Kip has everything he’s ever wanted. He has a thriving career, a beautiful wife, and an affluent lifestyle, all of which is put in jeopardy when Abby, the waitress with whom he’s having a casual fling, is accidentally killed. Desperate, he ends up on the doorstep of childhood friend Marvin and asks him for a big favor—help get rid of Abby’s body. Dark and comedic at the same time, director Paul Osborne’s Favor tests the boundaries of friendship in dramatic fashion. A strong cast and tight writing keep the audience on edge right until the conclusion plays out.



THUR, 14 Nov | 11:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

THUR, 14 Nov | 8:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SAT, 16 Nov | 8:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

SAT, 16 Nov | 11:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa



RUN TIME: 102 min DIRECTOR: Paul Osborne PRODUCERS: Leslie Wimmer, Tiffany J. Shuttleworth SCREENWRITERS: Paul Osborne

RUN TIME: 94 min DIRECTOR: Andrew Bowser PRODUCERS: Gary Coby, Tobias Fleischer, Ian Van Woods, J.D.Woods SCREENWRITERS: Andrew Bowser FEATURING: Andrew Bowser, Presley Mahaffay, Joshua McGowan

About the filmmaker


Director and star Andrew Bowser shot Worm entirely using the GoPro Hero 2 camera in one, uncut, 90-minute continuous take.

Paul Osborne directed the acclaimed documentary Official Rejection, which chronicled the experiences of independent filmmakers at film festivals. After making films during high school, Paul attended the University of Miami, majoring in both screenwriting and English. Two of the shorts he wrote and directed each won best picture awards at the university’s “Canes” film festival.

About the filmmaker Andrew Bowser grew up acting and auditioning in a suburb of Washington, DC. He started directing music videos for small bands and moved on to short films and comedy videos. He’s only ever wanted to be one thing - a film director.

Stock Burton has spent two years hiding out in his grandfather’s retirement residence. An old soul beloved by all the residents, Stock is hiding from the rest of the world – and his life – and is in no hurry to go back.

The dramatic story of snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his battle with a devastating brain injury is the subject of a compelling and fast-paced new documentary. The Crash Reel, directed by two-time Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, combines twenty years of footage with new specially-shot verité clips and interviews.

Developments force Stock back “outside” where he must come to terms with the troubled past that led to his “early retirement.” Despite the promise of a blossoming relationship with a lovely but troubled young woman, things may still go horribly wrong for him. A wonderful, eclectic cast of characters and excellent writing lift Director James Genn’s film and make it quite memorable.

The film follows the U.S. champion snowboarder and exposes the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports. The escalating rivalry between Kevin and Shaun White leading to the 2010 Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma. Kevin’s tight-knit Vermont family flies to his side and helps him rebuild his life as a brain injury survivor.



WED, 13 Nov | 5:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

THUR, 14 Nov | 11:00 am | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

FRI, 15 Nov | 5:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

FRI, 15 Nov | 8:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa



RUN TIME: 85 min DIRECTOR: James Genn PRODUCER: Geordie Sabbagh SCREENWRITERS: Dane Clark FEATURING: Noah Reid

RUN TIME: 90 min DIRECTOR: Lucy Walker PRODUCER: Julian Cautherley, Lucy Walker SCREENWRITERS: Pedro Kos FEATURING: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White

About the filmmaker

About the filmmaker

James Genn began his career making horror movies in his parent’s basement in the suburbs of Vancouver. James went on to study filmmaking at UBC and the Canadian Film Centre. He’s written and directed short films and over 40 episodes of television.

Lucy Walker grew up in London and graduated from Oxford University before winning a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Graduate Film Program at NYU. Lucy earned Academy Award nominations for Waste Land and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom.


The Crash Reel


Old Stock


This is Your Journey we are your guide

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THUR, 14 Nov | 8:30 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa

Citizen Hearst FILM INFO RUN TIME: 94 min DIRECTOR: Leslie Iwerks PRODUCERS: Judith Bookbinder Leslie Iwerks Jane Kelly Kosek Michael Tang SCREENWRITER: Leslie Iwerks

The Hearst name is linked forever with the image of an all-powerful newspaper mogul and the famous film Citizen Kane. But the real story of the man and the publishing empire he created has never been fully explored on film before now.




Citizen Hearst takes a look inside the Hearst legacy, and features interviews with the top magazine and fashion editors of the company including: Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Town & Country. The film also takes viewers to San Simeon, California for unprecedented access to the famed Hearst Castle. Additional interviews with family members about the history, legacy and impact of the Hearst business on newspapers and the country in general are fascinating. Documentary writer-director Leslie Iwerks continues to excel at highlighting luminaries of the Northern California landscape following her entertaining and compelling film, The Pixar Story of 2007. Generously supported by Kim & Dan Johnson

About the filmmaker Leslie Iwerks is an Emmy and Oscar nominated director and the granddaughter of famed Disney animation legend and designer of Mickey Mouse, Ub Iwerks. Leslie has produced and directed short/ feature length documentaries and digital content for Walt Disney, Pixar Animation Studios, Hearst Corporation, Lucasfilm, HBO, Bio, Starz, National Geographic, NRDC, Sierra Club, among many others. Her films have covered subjects from environmental themes (Dirty Oil, Downstream, Pipe Dreams) to social justice themes (Recycled Life), to animation (Industrial Light and Magic: Creating the Impossible).




SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 5:30 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

Sewing Hope For 25 years, Joseph Kony and his infamous Lord’s Resistance Army terrorized Northern Uganda. Children were stolen from their families and brainwashed to be soldiers in his army. Young girls were additionally degraded by serving as sex slaves for Kony and his officers in the field. The gunfire has ceased, but one battle still remains — restoring dignity and a future to the children of Uganda. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe leads a vocational school in Gulu, Uganda, where she uses practical skills to restore dignity, independence, and hope to formerly abducted women. She is an inspiration in the face of tyranny and desperation. Derek Watson’s provocative film mixes first person narration, edgy animation and compelling stories of hope. Forest Whitaker narrates this compelling story of one woman’s fight to bring hope back to her troubled nation. The Napa Valley Film Festival is honored to welcome Sister Rosemary to Napa where she will participate in post-screening Q&As. Sister Rosemary is also being honored as part of The New Power Lunch on Saturday, 16 November, at 500 First Street (Napa) at 12:30. See page 23 for more information. Generously supported by Lauren Ackerman

About the filmmaker Derek Watson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked on over 30 documentaries ranging on topics from the realities of the global water crisis to archeological finds buried in the Sahara desert. His previous work includes the documentary short This is Normal and serving as the Director of Photography on the National Geographic/PBS Special, Skeletons of the Sahara.


FILM INFO RUN TIME: 54 min DIRECTOR: Derek Watson PRODUCER: Rachelle Whitten SCREENWRITER: Derek Watson NARRATED BY: Forest Whitaker


SHOWTIMES FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm CAMEO | St. Helena


SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am OPERA HOUSE | Napa

Anita FILM INFO RUN TIME: 85 min DIRECTOR: Freida Lee Mock FEATURING: Anita Hill

Anita is the story of Anita Hill, a young, brilliant African American who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unwanted sexual advances during his explosive Senate hearings in 1991. The resulting political firestorm about sexual harassment, race, power, and politics continues to resonate more than 20 years later. A dramatic and chilling look at the consequences to a private citizen acting out of a civic duty to “speak truth to power,” the film is an eye opening and powerful revelation. For the first time on film, Anita Hill speaks about her experience in the Senate Hearings and her work over the past two decades on issues of sexual harassment, workplace rights for women and men, social justice, and equality. Academy Award-winning director Freida Lee Mock deftly navigates a raft of complex issues and provides new insight to a story that was never fully reported. Director Freida Lee Mock is also being honored as part of The New Power Lunch on Saturday, 16 November, at 500 First Street (Napa) at 12:30. See page 23 for more information. Generously supported by Maureen Casey & Marlin McKeever

About the filmmaker Freida Lee Mock is an Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning filmmaker, director, producer and writer. Her documentaries include complex biographies and touch on art, politics, history and ethics. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she began her career at Dave Wolper Productions working on the National Geographic and Jacques Cousteau series. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Director’s Guild of America, and Women in Film. Her previous film G-Dog screened at the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival.



Dossier Zinfandel

The Monks of Vina

Dossier Zinfandel tracks the fascinating story of the 19th century arrival in America of a ‘mysterious grape’ of unknown origin. Featuring famous Zin-masters such as Paul Draper and Joel Peterson, along with famous Napa Valley winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich who suspected first that his native Croatia was also the homeland of Zinfandel. Film historian Charles L. Sullivan and ‘wine detective’ Dr. Carole Meredith trace the roots of one of America’s most popular grape varietals.

John Beck’s beautiful documentary The Monks of Vina brings us into the world of the brotherhood of Trappist monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, in the scorching climate north of Chico, California. Their property, once part of the extensive Leland Stanford agriculture compound, includes 15 acres of vineyards that produce grapes for their small production-run wines. That crop, one of several on site, represents the sole support for their monastery and its activities. The film follows the grapes on their journey to fruition, as well as the experiences of two new potential monks as they try to adjust to life in the order.

After this premiere screening, please join the director, Milka Barišic, Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Mike Grgich, and many of the other winemakers who appeared in the movie at a private reception at Grgich Hills Estate (1829 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford) for Zinfandel, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation. Space is limited. Credentialed festival-goers may attend, but you must reserve your spot by calling the winery at 707-963-2784 or hospitality@grgich.com. NVFF also offers a special $20 screening and reception combo ticket.

SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 1:30 pm | YCC THEATER | Yountville

SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30 pm | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga


Screening before The Monks of Vina are the winners of the 2012 and 2013 Wine Spectator Video Contest: A Brief History of Merlot, 2012 Winner Dawn of Wine, 2013 Winner

SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 2:00 pm | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am | JARVIS | Napa



RUN TIME: 74 min

RUN TIME: 61 min



About the filmmaker

About the filmmaker

Milka Barišic graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia. Since 1993 she has been working on Croatian National Television. Her first documentary was An American Village on Peninsula Peljesac in 2000. She has won numerous prizes at international film festivals over her career. Her favorite subjects to film are about small forgotten places or unusual people who never give up.

Bay Area filmmaker and journalist John Beck splits his time between directing documentaries, producing promotional video and writing freelance journalism. The Monks of Vina is the second feature in his wine trilogy. His 2012 documentary, Harvest, followed an all-female grape-picking crew through the abysmal Sonoma County harvest of 2011. Before that, he co-directed Worst in Show a behind-the-scenes look at the world of ugly dog contests, along with shorts Stringers and Drag King.

THUR, 14 Nov | 8:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa

THUR, 13 Nov | 8:00 pm , 15 Nov | 10:15 pm C| SAT, 16 Nov | 1 pm SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm BAR |

Red Obsession FILM INFO RUN TIME: 79 min CO-DIRECTORS: David Roach Warwick Ross PRODUCERS: Andrew Caillard Robert Coe SCREENWRITERS: David Roach Warwick Ross


TUE, 12 Nov | 6:00 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville



For centuries, the French region of Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status in the world of wine. It stands as a symbol of wealth, power, and influence. However, its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies. China’s new super wealthy have pushed prices to stratospheric levels. Despite unprecedented demand for a finite product, Bordeaux’s new clients want it all. Will the Chinese market be the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux’s reputation? Beautifully filmed and featuring numerous luminaries from the wine world, this film by co-directors David Roach and Warwick Ross is a love letter to French wine and those who cannot live without it.

Generously supported by Robin & John Dunbar SCREENING NOTE: The first screening on Tuesday is a special Yountville locals’ kick-off event. Check website for details of a pre-reception starting at 5:00pm. Credentialed pass holders may attend. Otherwise just $10 cash at the door. Includes pre-reception and post screening Q&A.

NARRATED BY: Russell Crowe

About the filmmakers Warwick Ross was born in Hong Kong and attended film school at USC. He started his career on Columbia Pictures’s The Blue Lagoon. Warwick is also a vigneron. His winery, Portsea Estate, has won national and international awards for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

A graduate of Australia’s National Art School, David Roach is an awardwinning and acclaimed writer and producer. David recently wrote and co-produced the WWI feature, Beneath Hill 60.

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SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 6:00 pm BARREL ROOM | Yountville SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm JARVIS | Napa

Levitated Mass: The Story of

Michael Heizer’s Monolithic Sculpture

Levitated Mass is the story of a rock star, the artist behind the sensation, a $10 million, 22-city tour, and the international media storm that ensued -but not in the way you might expect. Prominently displayed outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, renowned and reclusive land artist Michael Heizer’s “Levitated Mass” gained worldwide recognition during its installation in 2012. Over ten nights, a 340-ton solid granite boulder crawled through Southern California neighborhoods on a 294-foot-long, 206-wheeled trailer, drawing hundreds of camera crews and cell phone shooters alike to document its journey. The film takes on Heizer’s passion for this piece and interweaves this influential artist’s biography with the back story of the art, the dreams of a major museum, and the uniting of a city, examining the perennial question: “What is art?”

About the filmmaker


Director Doug Pray’s portraits of subcultures and maverick individuals have been highly acclaimed and widely distributed. His feature documentaries include the Emmy Award-winning Art & Copy, Surfwise the amazing odyssey of the Paskowitz surfing family, Big Rig, a road film about long-haul truck drivers, Infamy, about six notorious graffiti writers, Scratch, a celebration of hip-hop DJs, and Hype!, which remains on Rolling Stone’s Top 10 list of best rock DVDs. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Directors Guild of America.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 88 min DIRECTOR: Doug Pray PRODUCERS: Lynette Howell Jamie Patricof

THUR, 14 Nov | 5:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 1:00 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa

Toxic Hot Seat FILM INFO RUN TIME: 90 min CO-DIRECTORS: James Redford Kirby Walker PRODUCERS: James Redford Kirby Walker

Filmmaker Jamie Redford returns to Napa Valley with his co-director Kirby Walker and their incendiary new project Toxic Hot Seat. Set against the backdrop of the award-winning 2012 Chicago Tribune investigative series “Playing With Fire,” Toxic Hot Seat threads together an intricate story of manipulation that details how Big Tobacco skillfully convinced fire safety officials to back a standard that, in effect, requires all furniture to be filled with toxic flame retardants. The film continues to untangle how the chemical companies obscure the risks to public health and misrepresent chemical safety data by paying “experts” to alarm legislators and the public about the deadly risk of removing chemical flame retardants from our homes.




About the filmmakers James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. His latest project, Aces, is a documentary film that explores the emerging link between childhood trauma and life-long health problems – and what can be done about it. He directed The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia which played at last year’s film festival and is currently airing on HBO. He also produced the film Watershed about the Colorado River and the acclaimed HBO documentary Mann V. Ford. Jamie also plays guitar for Olive and the Dirty Martinis, a popular Bay Area rock and roll cover band that will be performing at this year’s Opening Gala. Jamie is an avid surfer, cyclist, and skier and currently lives in Marin County. Kirby Walker is an award-winning independent film and video producer. She worked for CBS News in New York, and left to do graduate work in communications at Stanford University, where she received her MA in Communications. In 1982 she founded Omega Productions, an educational and corporate film and video production firm where she produced and directed projects for numerous clients including: Apple, The Gap, and Levi Strauss.



March of the Living March of the Living is an intimate look at the pairing of Jewish teenagers with Holocaust survivors, as they visit the remains of the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenhau. As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles, their stories of survival and perseverance, in the face of insurmountable odds, are even more important and compelling. Powerful, lasting bonds are formed as these tales are passed on to a new generation who must never forget the horror of one of mankind’s darkest chapters. Somber and compelling, the film reminds viewers of the ability of the human spirit to overcome and survive despite the worst of circumstances. Director Jessica Sanders delivers a story that is important, timely, and urgent.


American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco American Jerusalem tells the story of the pioneer Jews of San Francisco who came to California from Germany during the Gold Rush and were instrumental in building the city. The lowly roles they were relegated to in Germany—peddler and petty merchant—were highly valued in the Gold Rush. Because of the openness of Gold Rush California, these Jews were far more assimilated into and had a greater impact on the building and defining of a major city than any other Jewish community in America. But this acceptance came at a price, as their assimilation put this new community in danger of losing its Jewish identity. Director Marc Shaffer’s film chronicles this cultural identity crisis, along with a fascinating history of one of the West’s greatest cities. A must see for anyone who wants to know more about the city by the bay and its true origins and founders.

SHOWTIMES SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 pm | OPERA HOUSE | Napa

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 75 min DIRECTOR: Jessica Sanders PRODUCERS: L.G. Tubaldini, Jr.

FILM INFO About the filmmaker Jessica Sanders is an LA-based Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and awardwinning commercial director. Steve Jobs hand picked Jessica to direct Apple’s national iPad launch spot. She has also directed campaigns for SONY, American Express, Toyota, Honda, Proctor & Gamble, among others. Jessica majored in Film Studies and English at Wesleyan University.


RUN TIME: 94 min DIRECTOR: Marc Shaffer PRODUCER: Jackie Krentzman SCREENWRITERS: Marc Shaffer

About the filmmaker For more than two decades, Marc Shaffer has produced critically acclaimed documentary films and news programs for American TV. His work has explored a wide swath of American life, including healthcare, U.S. foreign policy and the environment. He has been nominated twice for national Emmy awards. Marc lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two children.

Good Ol’ Freda tells the story of Freda Kelly, a shy Liverpool teenager asked to work for a young local band hoping to make it big: the Beatles. As their fame multiplies exponentially, Freda bears witness to music and cultural history but never exploits her insider access.

Sound City, a brilliant documentary exploring the history of the fabled Los Angeles recording studio Sound City and its huge, one of a kind recording device—a NEVE console. Rock musician Dave Grohl’s directorial debut explores how the rise of digital recording forever changed the industry but not the artists. Jam-packed with archival images and interviews with musical legends, the film is a love letter to the music, the musicians and the people behind the curtain who rocked our world from the 1970’s to the 1990’s.

A loyal secretary and office manager from beginning to end, Freda tells her tales for the first time in 50 years in director Ryan White’s charming documentary. Even the most dedicated Beatles fanatic will love the insider stories revealed here for the first time and will especially love her visit to the attic to uncover a wealth of memorabilia.

Dave Grohl returns to Napa to present a special encore screening of his film followed by a Q & A.



THUR, 14 Nov | 5:30 pm | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga

SUN, 17 Nov | 3:00 pm | UPTOWN | Napa


Sound City


Good Ol’ Freda

SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am | UPTOWN | Napa FILM INFO


RUN TIME: 86 min DIRECTOR: Ryan White PRODUCERS: Jessica Lawson, Kathy McCabe, Ryan White SCREENWRITERS: Jessica Lawson, Ryan White

RUN TIME: 90 min DIRECTOR: Dave Grohl PRODUCER: John Ramsay, James A. Rota, Dave Grohl

About the filmmaker Ryan White is the producer/director of Pelada, an award-winning documentary told through the lens of pick-up soccer. Distributed by PBS International and Cinetic, the film received rave reviews from Variety, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. White is a Sundance Fellow for his upcoming documentary Perry v. Schwarzenegger. White is a graduate of Duke University’s programs in Documentary Studies, Film & Video, and Literature.

About the filmmaker Dave Grohl is one of the most respected figures on the international music scene. Dave got his start at 17 with the punk band Scream and made his recorded debut as drummer for Nirvana on 1991’s generationdefining Nevermind. Dave then took center stage with his own band, Foo Fighters. SOUND CITY: REAL TO REEL, is his debut as a feature documentary director/producer.



Finding Hillywood

Hey Bartender

The love of movies is a nearly universal passion—even in the most remote of locations. Set amongst the hills of Rwanda, Finding Hillywood chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country, and the realization that we all must one day face our past. We see super low budget films being shot and makeshift outdoor cinemas trucked around the country and set up for even those in the most impoverished villages to enjoy.

Napa may be a wine paradise but there’s still plenty of room at the bar for a few great cocktails. Hey Bartender is the story of the rebirth of the bartender and the comeback of the custom cocktail. Tracing the history of the mixed drink over the ages, the film takes us inside the modern world of the mixologist with its locally sourced ingredients, hand-cut ice cubes, and exotic names.

A unique and endearing story about the very beginnings of a Rwandan film industry and the pioneers who bring local films to rural communities, Finding Hillywood by co-directors Christopher Towey and Leah Warshawski is a real life example of the power of film to heal a man and a nation.

SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 8:30 pm | BARREL ROOM | Yountville SHOWTIMES

SAT, 16 Nov | 5:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

After the screening, enjoy some lively St. Helena nightlife with one of two NVFF options: Pass Plus holders and Patron Circle members can party the night away with filmmakers at the Friday Night Bash at Martin. And all credentialed festival-goers are invited for handcrafted cocktails at Goose & Gander. Both just steps from the historic Cameo Cinema.


FRI, 15 Nov | 8:30 pm | CAMEO | St. Helena

RUN TIME: 94 min CO-DIRECTORS: Christopher Towey, Leah Warshawski PRODUCERS: Charles Todd Soliday, Christopher Towey SCREENWRITER: Christina Ruddy

About the filmmakers


The film also follows a pair of bartenders as they try to achieve their dreams of fame, fortune, and glory. One, an injured Marine, sets his sights on becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world after leaving the service. Another, a young man who left his white-collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown, struggles to keep afloat several years later.

Chris Towey has traveled worldwide shooting for television, corporate, and feature films, for clients including MSNBC, National Geographic, E!, PBS Nature, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and the BBC. Chris has served as the director of photography on feature-length documentaries including Blackfish (2013), a Sundance-featured film that explores the exploitation of animals for the entertainment business. Leah began her career in Hawaii on movies and TV shows on water including Baywatch, LOST, and Survivor. Since then she has produced content in more than 30 countries for major networks and corporations like Microsoft and Starbucks. She specializes in producing and directing documentary-style programming in remote parts of the world.

FILM INFO RUN TIME: 94 min DIRECTOR: Douglas Tirola PRODUCERS: Susan Bedusa, Danielle Rosen, Douglas Tirola SCREENWRITER: Douglas Tirola FEATURING: Tony Abou-Ganim, Eric Alperin, Jeff Bell, John Besh, Jason Bran

About the filmmaker Hey Bartender is Douglas Tirola’s first documentary film as a director. Doug is also the President of 4th Row Films, a company that utilizes independent filmmakers to produce award-winning branding and marketing films. 4th Row Films has produced award-winning content for over 100 brands and their agencies including American Express, Avon, Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Absolut, Guinness, and the NFL.

SAT, 16 Nov | 9:00 am CAMEO | St. Helena SUN, 17 Nov | 1:00 pm CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

The Magic Bracelet FILM INFO RUN TIME: 18 min short film 28 min ‘Behind the Scenes’ + Extended Q&A DIRECTOR: Jon Poll EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Make A Film Foundation PRODUCERS: Tamika Lamison Debi Hughes Carol Ann Shine STORY BY: Rina Goldberg

SCREENPLAY BY: Diablo Cody FEATURING: Bailee Madison Hailee Steinfeld J.K. Simmons James Van Der Beek Jackson Rathbone Ricochet the Dog

For the third year in a row, the Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to support the Make A Film Foundation. This year it is with a presentation of The Magic Bracelet. This project was created to fulfill the wish of 15-year old Rina Goldberg whose final words to her mom before she died of Mitochondrial disease were ‘Promise to take care of my film.’




The Magic Bracelet mystically links best friends Angela and Ashley and a cheese-obsessed dog. When Ashley inherits a totem bracelet from a friend who died of Mitochondrial Disease—the same illness she herself battles—the bracelet leads the girls on a mystical journey of discovery in which a new level of friendship, family, and healing is revealed. Academy Award winning writer- Diablo Cody (Juno), adapted Rina’s story into a short film script directed by Jon Poll (Charlie Bartlett). The film stars: Bailee Madison (Parental Guidance), Hailee Steinfeld (Academy Award nominee True Grit), Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Film Franchise), JK Simmons (Juno/Spiderman) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek). MAKE A FILM FOUNDATION (MAFF) www.makeafilmfoundation.org MAFF founder Tamika Lamison graduated from The American University with a BA in Performing Arts. Her first screenplay Jar By the Door was a Sundance Finalist and won several awards including the Gordon Parks Indie Film Award and 10k. She then attended the New York Film Academy before moving to Los Angeles where she’s won several Fellowships and Awards in Writing and Directing. In an effort to give back, Tamika created and founded Make A Film Foundation (MAFF), a nonprofit organization that grants ‘film wishes’ to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming them with noted (often Academy Award winning) actors, writers and directors who help them create short film legacies. Presented in partnership with V Foundation

About the filmmaker Jon Poll’s directorial debut was the comedic drama Charlie Bartlett, an unexpectedly sweet story about a high school drug dealer. Jon was an Executive Producer on The 40 Year Old Virgin, and Dinner for Schmucks, he also co-produced Meet the Fockers and Bruno. Poll has also edited many films including Meet the Parents, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Austin Powers in Goldmember.



SHOWTIMES FRI, 15 Nov | CADILLAC THEATER | Napa 7:30 pm for GREEN FIRE 9:30 pm for TINY

Presented in partnership with Napa County Resource Conservation District


Green Fire

What is home? And how do we find it? Tiny follows one couple’s attempt to build a Tiny House from scratch with no building experience, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into houses smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about sustainability, good design, and the changing American Dream.

The first full-length documentary about legendary environmentalist, Aldo Leopold, Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement. Leopold remains relevant today, inspiring projects all over the country that connect people and land.



RUN TIME: 86 min CO-DIRECTORS: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller PRODUCERS: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller SCREENWRITERS: Merete Mueller

RUN TIME: 73 min CO-DIRECTORS: Steve Dunsky, Ann Dunsky PRODUCERS: Steve Dunsky, Ann Dunsky, Dave Stentze SCREENWRITERS: Stephen Most

About the filmmaker

About the filmmakers

Merete Mueller is a writer and filmmaker interested in people who live “close to the bone.” She is based in Brooklyn, NY. Christopher Smith works as a freelance cinematographer and director focusing on issues of environmental sustainability and the American West.



SF Bay Area-based Steve & Ann Dunsky have written, directed, and edited films and videos for more than twenty years. As producers for the U.S. Forest Service, their programs cover a wide range of conservation issues. In 2005, they produced the award-winning history of the Forest Service called The Greatest Good along with their colleague Dave Steinke. In 2010, they completed Butterflies & Bulldozers.

Note: All three films on this page are presented as one program on the following dates/times: SAT, 16 Nov | 1:00 pm | GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am | CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

American Mustang An artful blend of nature documentary and character-driven narrative, the majestic wild horses of the American West are revealed as never before. The wonder in a girl’s eye pulls us into the drama that unfolds on hundreds of millions of acres of public land. With battle lines that have long been carved into the landscape and players that are deeply entrenched, the subtle choreography that has evolved over thousands of years captivates us. The intricate dance between a man and a wild horse presents lessons for us all, even the battle-hardened special interest groups fighting for the place of the American Mustang. FILM INFO: RUN TIME: 68 min DIRECTOR: Monty Miranda PRODUCER: Henry Ansbacher SCREENWRITERS: Alison Eastwood, Julia Putnam, Luke Neubert, Jim Neubert

About the filmmaker Monty Miranda has directed hundreds of television commercials through his Denver-based company Incite Films for clients ranging from McDonalds to TIVO. Monty’s feature film directorial debut, Skills Like This, won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 SXSW Film Festival.

Herd In Iceland


RUN TIME: 28 min DIRECTOR: Lindsay Blatt, Paul Taggart PRODUCER: Lindsay Blatt

For over 1,000 years, Icelandic law has made it illegal to import horses. For that reason, Icelandic horses are a pure breed, isolated by oceanic borders. During the summer months, the horses live a remote and wild existence, grazing in the highlands and raising their young. Every September, they are rounded up by local farmers and directed across the rugged terrain to reunite with their owners. Beautifully shot and full of compelling stories, co-directors Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart’s Herd in Iceland is magical. About the filmmaker


The Whinnies! Best of Equine Film is a traveling collection of films that celebrate, inspire, inform and advocate the horse/human partnership. Accompanying the screenings and exhibited during the festival in the lobby of the Cadillac Theater @ 500 First Street is Equinality: Equine Photographic Art by Tara Arrowood.



THE WHINNIES! Best of Equine Film

Lindsay Blatt earned a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited at numerous institutions including at the Steuben Gallery and the Hammerstein Ballroom. In 2008, the Brooklyn Arts Council awarded Lindsay a grant for her large-format photo essay on Brooklyn’s shoe repairmen. As a photo editor she has worked at The New York Times, Newsweek, Vogue, The Daily Beast, and UNICEF.

Through Their Eyes (a preview of a work-in-progress film) Through Their Eyes tells the story of the invisible wounds our veterans bear and how horses--who have faithfully served us for thousands of years--are helping them to heal. The unseen wounds of war are just as debilitating and devastating as the visible ones. And now, equine therapy is being increasingly used with veterans to help them heal from the psychological effects of warfare. By their sheer presence, horses are able to bring people into the present where all true healing takes place. The film tells the story of how horses have the ability to restore a person to balance. FILM INFO

About the filmmaker

RUN TIME: 7 min DIRECTOR: Suzanne Warren

Suzanne Warren has been a producer, writer, and director for the past twentyseven years. She is a perfectionist with a passion for details and is devoted to telling engaging and compelling stories that move people and make a difference.



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Chinook Down

Part of the Change

Chinook Down tells the true story behind the WikiLeaks headline of a Chinook helicopter shot-down by a surface-to-air-missile in Afghanistan, killing all onboard. War reporter and filmmaker Alex Quade was supposed to be on that helicopter. She survived to report first-hand on the firefight and recovery.

In April 2012, a group of U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War traveled with Habitat for Humanity to the Mekong Delta. Over two weeks, the veterans healed decadesold wounds of war while building houses and hope in partnership with Vietnamese families.




RUN TIME: 13 min DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ezra Millstein

Mirage at Zabul Province

Answering the Call

Members of a U.S. Humvee patrol find a touch of humanity while coping with the aftermath of an IED attack. Like most things in life, nothing is what it seems at first glance.

As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, soldiers on the front line lack critical supplies. One American civilian answers the call.

RUN TIME: 17 min DIRECTOR: Nathan Bettisworth PRODUCER: Nathan Bettisworth, Mark F. Roling SCREENWRITER: Philip Sedgwick FEATURING: Adrian Gonzales Aidan Marus Ary Katz Dylan Dovale Fahim Fazil Jeremy Scott Glenn Karina Lissi-Du Bois Nina Nayebi Sam Whitten Zubin Rahbar

RUN TIME: 6 min DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Edward Symes, Emily Fraser


FREE admission for veterans and active duty military. $12 advance tickets / $16 at door. Visit the Lincoln Theater box office for tickets or lincolntheater.com

Healing a Soldier’s Heart

The Hornet’s Nest

Healing a Soldier’s Heart follows the courageous journey of four Vietnam veterans – all suffering from severe PTSD – as they venture back to Vietnam to face the emotional demons that have been haunting them for almost forty years. With hopes of healing and transforming their lives, the four vets return to the actual trauma sites—the places where they fought and killed their former enemies, or saw their own friends and comrades die.

Career Journalist Mike Boettcher takes his son Carlos to the active war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. Combat Troops on the front lines. What starts out as an effort to reconnect with his son, becomes a remarkable true story and fight for survival as they venture into one of the most dangerous places on Earth, respectfully referred to as The Hornet’s Nest.

A profound and powerful story of healing, loss and rediscovery, Stephen Olsson’s film illustrates the power of forgiveness for veterans from all wars, including the more current armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Healing a Soldier’s Heart is a compelling story of hope.

FILM INFO TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 74 min DIRECTOR: Stephen Olsson PRODUCER: Stephen Olsson FEATURING: Bob Reiter, Ed Tick, Larry Turner, Michael Broas, Terry Bell

About the filmmaker Stephen Olsson has produced and directed documentary films, television series and feature news reports throughout the world for US and European broadcasters. His work has won numerous international awards including the National Emmy Award for Outstanding Director, the Du-Pont Columbia Award for Excellence in broadcast journalism, and the George Foster Peabody Award.





Featuring startling front-line action, this thoroughly engrossing film is amazingly immersive and unlike any other combat film to date, because of the Boettcher family relationship and the interaction with the brave soldiers, all of which is captured on film.

FILM INFO TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 min CO-DIRECTORS: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud PRODUCERS: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, Carlos Boettcher, Mike Boettcher, Sean Matthew FEATURING: Mike Boettcher

About the filmmakers David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud have been producing partners for over ten years. They are both veteran’s of the Entertainment Business and Produce, Direct, Market, and Distribute Entertainment content in all mediums Worldwide. Previous feature length documentaries include “Running the Sahara”, “For Right or Wrong” and “La Source”. Together they have collected over one hundred entertainment industry awards.



SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 11:00 am | CAMEO | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am | YCC THEATER | Yountville SAT, 16 Nov | 1:00 pm | CADILLAC THEATER | Napa SUN, 17 Nov | 10:00 am | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga


sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Intel

New this year! The Napa Valley Film Festival is excited to present a new category — Animated Short Films sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Intel. These twelve films represent a wide variety of styles, techniques and genres from around the world. By showcasing the best in animated filmmaking at the festival, NVFF and our partners, AWS and Intel provide the digital animation community with a new platform for their artistic concepts and vision within this medium. Both Juried and Audience Award winners will be announced at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony at the Uptown Theatre, Sunday, November 17th.

ANIMATION PANEL Following the Saturday 1:00 pm screening at the Cadillac Theater, join Ryan Tudhope from San Francisco based VFX studio, Atomic Fiction (Flight and Star Trek Into Darkness) and Ariel Kelman, CMO of Amazon Web Services for a lively panel discussion about how cloud computing can help digital effects artists and digital filmmakers focus on creating stunning visual effects without having to worry about purchasing or running the hardware required to create these effects.


The Right Place

A Tangled Tale

Tendency to Jam

A large glass of water can quench a mighty thirst. But what goes in must come out; the question of “how” and “when” becomes the name of the game in this 2D-animated short.

Two fish, two lines, and a watery world adrift. A Tangled Tale utilizes one of animation’s most unique media to craft the drifting, sand-patterned dance of two fish intertwined.

This stop-motion short feels like an 80s collection of nostalgia come to life: great music and definitely a must-see for fans of avant-garde stop-motion!

RUN TIME: 3 min

RUN TIME: 6 min

RUN TIME: 4 min

DIRECTOR: Jamie Gallant

DIRECTOR: Corrie Francis Parks

DIRECTOR: Patrick Kipper

Trompe L’oeil


As our own legions of cicadas fall silent in North America, a new wave comes to life through beautiful stopmotion and puppetry in the whimsical fairytale.

The physics of weight in this animation will test your disbelief and surely fool your eyes as an entire building inspection is acted out in stop-motion miming.

Sebastian’s gorgeous animation tells the story of a young boy with a unique vision that renders his reality sometimes wonderful, sometimes scary, but always colorful!

RUN TIME: 7 min

RUN TIME: 6 min

RUN TIME: 18 min

DIRECTOR: Mauricio Baiocchi

DIRECTOR: Tyson James Dale

DIRECTOR: Vlad Marsavin

Dr. Kingsley’s Gallery of Conceptual Mishaps

Sleight of Hand

A World of Difference

The world of mad science is brought to life through stop-motion claymation in this dark narrative about disturbing experimentation and medical abnormalities.

An animator experiences the process of creating life literally from a pile of earth. But his journey through animating his creation leads him to make overwhelming discoveries about his own place in the world.

A World of Difference is a digital animation that moves us along a bumpy path through Space and Time to discover Truth, Perfection, and Meaning.

RUN TIME: 12 min

RUN TIME: 10 min

RUN TIME: 8 min

DIRECTOR: Brian McPhail

DIRECTOR: Michael Cusack

DIRECTOR: Gerald Guthrie

The Collector’s Gift



Spanning generations, The Collector’s Gift is a touching and awe-inspiring story that is sure to delight your senses as you travel through memories and experience the birth of a brand new world.

On his way home, a gorilla miner stumbles across a curious creature that turns out to be much more than meets his eye.

A tough little girl with fierce determination tries desperately to fit in with her father’s crew of cowboys and realizes that her brains and innovation are the keys to her success.

RUN TIME: 9 min

RUN TIME: 5 min

RUN TIME: 1 min

DIRECTOR: Ryan Kravetz

DIRECTOR: Sacha Goedegebure

DIRECTOR: Olivia Lai Shetler


Cicada Princess


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Teenage Wine Snobs


The Ladder

The Tutor

The Possibilities

A group of unlikely wine aficionados discuss and feud over their favorite varietals with bottles they have recently lifted from the parental cellar.

A teenage boy – teeming with hormones – carries a ten-foot ladder across town to reach his young love’s bedroom window.

James, a boy with an overactive imagination, tricks his new tutor into spending their first session searching for his runaway twin brother who doesn’t actually exist.

A happy-go-lucky couple goes on a journey to find the perfect brunch and finds a world of options—too many options.

RUN TIME: 5 min

RUN TIME: 7 min

RUN TIME: 21 min

RUN TIME: 5 min

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ SCREENWRITER: Jamie Olmstead FEATURING: Chris Tausche, Jamie Olmstead, Will Dove



Blessing in Disguise

DIRECTOR: Augusta Dayton, Graham Parkes PRODUCER: Streeter Phillips SCREENWRITER: Graham Parkes FEATURING: Dileep Rao, Lewis Pullman, Rita Wilson


Radio Gamers

The Listing Agent

An urban gay couple is comically disputing their very different views on holding hands in public, which leads to a much bigger exploration of their relationship. PDA features an original theme song by 1980’s pop icon Debbie Gibson, composed for the film.

Lee and Viv mourn the death of Max, their unfamiliar coworker, by hiding out in his cubicle. They quickly discover his love for music trivia, which gives them a new outlook on his life.

A desperate, down-on-hisluck real estate agent must carry out his client’s unorthodox demands before closing on a big sale. NVFF Alumni Filmmakers return with this new short film inspired by their last visit to the valley.

Katie likes to have a good time. But a phone call results in the delivery of some really bad news. Enter the man of her dreams. Or is he? RUN TIME: 10 min DIRECTOR: Eric Kissack PRODUCER: Lisa Rudin SCREENWRITER: Harris Danow FEATURING: Ingrid Haas, Nick Rutherford

RUN TIME: 8 min DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ SCREENWRITER: Patrick Hancock FEATURING: Patrick Hancock, Kevin Oestenstad

RUN TIME: 14 min DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ SCREENWRITER: Gretchen Olivero PRODUCER: Mark Kelly FEATURING: Mark Kelly, Gretchen Olivero


SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 5:30 pm | YCC THEATER | Yountville FRI, 15 Nov | 5:30 pm | GLIDERPORT | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm | CAMEO | St. Helena SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30 pm | CADILLAC THEATER | Napa

RUN TIME: 13 min CO-DIRECTORS: Matthew Helfgott, Jared Hillman PRODUCERS: Elyse Rosenfield, Matthew Helfgott, Jared Hillman SCREENWRITERS: Jared Hillman, Matthew Helfgott FEATURING: Joel Murray



SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 8:30 pm | JARVIS | Napa FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00 pm | YCC THEATER | Yountville SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 5:30 pm | FARMSTEAD | St. Helena A Minute Forever

King of Norway


A burglar breaking into her home serendipitously interrupts a young woman on the verge of ending her life. An unlikely short musical with a romantic twist, A Minute Forever will remain with you for a long time.

Liv had given up trying to create new memories with her long-ailing father. But when she learns that he’s dying, she finds her way back to him and discovers that love is impossible to forget.

RUN TIME: 7 min

RUN TIME: 17 min

When a construction foreman discovers a mute scenic artist inhabiting a large compound he has been sent to demolish, he begins to question his job. The age-old conflict between art and commerce plays out in the middle of the remote and haunting Mojave desert.

DIRECTOR: Laura Manchester PRODUCER: Netta Most SCREENWRITERS: Mike Dobson, Netta Most, Valerie Edwards FEATURING: Netta Most

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Sylvia Sether PRODUCERS: Fiona Walsh, Sylvia Sether FEATURING: Darrien Skylar, Marianna Palka, Salvator Xuereb


Across Grace Alley

An Iraqi man haunted by the death of his wife moves to Baghdad to start over, but soon becomes obsessed with a suspicious neighbor.

A young boy struggling with his parents’ divorce seeks solace in his infatuation with the captivating woman he views through the window and Across Grace Alley. A poignant coming-of-age story that illustrates how brief encounters can have profound emotional effects.

RUN TIME: 14 min DIRECTORS: Michelle Steffes PRODUCERS: Joel VanderSpek, Paul Luebbers SCREENWRITERS: Paul Luebbers, Rebekah Score FEATURING: Iyad Hajjaj, Stevin Knight, Wasim No’mani



RUN TIME: 24 min DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Ralph Macchio PRODUCERS: Jenny Schweitzer, Ralph Macchio FEATURING: Ben Hyland, Karina Smirnoff, Marsha Mason

RUN TIME: 23 min DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ SCREENWRITER: Peter Sasowsky FEATURING: Oona Mekas, Ronnie Clark

The House at the Edge of the Galaxy


Turning Point

End of the World

Alone in his own world, a solitary child is taught a valuable lesson by a Cosmonaut who happens by. In order to transform your experience of the world, sometimes you need to look first at what resides inside.

A group of souls reflect on life’s regrets, struggles, and experiences from the vantage point of the afterlife. Taken directly from the true-life experiences of nine individuals, acted out, and woven together with the common thread being each person’s Turning Point.

After the death of his beloved grandmother, an inquisitive and analytic 11-year-old Korean-American boy befriends his sassy classmate, Eunyi, who believes that the world will soon come to an end.

RUN TIME: 14 min

RUN TIME: 22 min DIRECTOR: Stefan Hajek PRODUCERS: Andrew Brinkhaus, Benjamin Eck, Candice Rodrigo, Doug Bass, Stefan Hajek SCREENWRITERS: Candice Rodrigo, Emily Cervini, Greg Fisk, Jeremiah Peisert, Melissa Rentrop, Stefan Hajek, Stephanie Carrie FEATURING: Candice Rodrigo, Elizabeth Bond, Greg Fisk, Jeremiah Peisert, Matty Fontana, Melissa Rojas, Melissa Rentrop, Stefan Hajek, Stephanie Carrie

RUN TIME: 15 min


Six Letter Word


Mr. Richmond’s entire life has been served on a silver platter. His every moment and desired memory have been ordered off the menu of life for the rich and well to do. Suddenly Mr. Richmond takes a look behind the curtains.

Down on her luck, Zoe turns tricks to support herself and her son Jax. Naturally, she wants a better life for him. An unexpected encounter with one of her clients gradually helps Zoe realize that Jax has special needs.

One fateful day during the 18th century Holy Roman Empire, a series of events lead to an unexpected experience for one woman and her child, and powerful implications for all who come after.

RUN TIME: 17 min

RUN TIME: 10 min

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Lisanne Sartor PRODUCER: Derrick Pete, Lisanne Sartor, XiaoLin Yu FEATURING: Rumer Willis, Josh Braaten, Rio Mangini

DIRECTOR: Alonso Alvarez PRODUCERS: Alejandro Monteverde, Alonso Alvarez, Jason S. Jones, Leo Severino SCREENWRITER: Alejandro Monteverde FEATURING: Montserrat Espadale

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ SCREENWRITER: Gleb Osatinski FEATURING: Grayson Sides, Richard Manichello

RUN TIME: 12 min DIRECTOR: Evan Cannon PRODUCER: Tiffany Briels FEATURING: Dean Satriano, Richard Johnson


SHOWTIMES THUR, 14 Nov | 11:00 am | YCC THEATER | Yountville FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am | FARMSTEAD | St. Helena SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00 am | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga SUN, 17 Nov | 5:30 pm | JARVIS THEATER | Napa





Chronicles Simpkins Will Cut Your Ass

The Romantics

Made Bed

...Or Die

A hilarious look at a nontraditional playground heavy. You’ll never look at tetherball the same way. Sometimes winning at all costs means hurt feelings, hurt eyeballs, and possibly a career change.

Can two self-absorbed, competitive people who love all things classically romantic have a lasting romantic relationship with each other?

Three ‘brown’ actors are excited to make an internet video…until they learn just what that video entails. Part comedy, part musical and part social commentary, the film has a great cast and surprising cameos.

RUN TIME: 10 min

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Ryan Daniel Dobson PRODUCERS: Kimberly Alexander, Kit Scarbo FEATURING: Ryan Daniel Dobson, Kimberly Alexander

In a late 1800s landscape, a wayward fisherman encounters three brothers out to halt his passage. With rags on his back, his home in a box, and his father’s teachings in his ear, he must reconcile his decision to bloody his knuckles with his desire to press on peacefully. RUN TIME: 5 min

RUN TIME: 12 min

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Kevin Oestenstad PRODUCERS: Dal Wolf, Jono Matt FEATURING: Kevin Oestenstad, Tony Swansey, Joe Burke, Joshua Staman

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Gregory Bonsignore PRODUCER: Reena Dutt FEATURING: Bryan Callen, Guru Singh, Rizwan Manji, Parvesh Cheena, Timothy Simons

DIRECTOR: Brendan Hughes PRODUCER: Adam O’Byrne SCREENWRITER: Rolin Jones FEATURING: Alexa Hodzic, Brice Fisher, Gianna Gomez, Justin Kirk, Maleah Gallien


SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 2:00 pm | SONY LOUNGE | Napa FRI, 15 Nov | 11:00 am | SONY LOUNGE | Napa SUN, 17 Nov | 11:00 am | SONY LOUNGE | Napa

RUN TIME: 14 min

The Sidekick

Death Artists, Inc.


When superhero sidekick Max McCabe is unceremoniously fired by his boss, he’s forced to confront the fact that the world has little use for an aging ex-professional buddy. Sweet, funny, and with an all-star cast, The Sidekick is great fun.

An ambitious angel of death badly wants to make it in the big leagues after working on pets for the last century or so. Will the agency where he works promote him and will he be up to the task for the difficult first assignment?

When a charming, deceptive paper cut-out “player” meets a beautiful redhead, he’s taught a trick or two about the game of seduction.

RUN TIME: 27 min

RUN TIME: 13 min

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Michael J. Weithorn PRODUCERS: Michael J. Weithorn, Rob Benedict FEATURING: Rob Benedict, Ron Livingston, Lizzy Caplan, Jason Ritter

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Anne Hamilton PRODUCERS: Anne Hamilton, Carlen Palau, Irina Popov FEATURING: Kerr Smith, Lisa Thornhill, Susan May Pratt

RUN TIME: 9 min DIRECTOR: Jonathan David PRODUCERS: Aaron Friedland, Jon Rosen, Jonathan David SCREENWRITER: Aaron Friedland FEATURING: Aaron Friedland, Jonathan David, Nicole Fox

Seguimi (Follow Me)

Help Wanted

In Chiara’s world, nothing is as it seems. She races from a masked party, through a shopping mall, and eventually onto a battlefield. Is she a thief, an aristocrat or a soldier? And is the man she sees everywhere trying to protect her or harm her?

Working the graveyard shift, a discontented convenience store clerk is visited by a former co-worker with a new occupation. Even in hard times, there’s a schedule to keep.

RUN TIME: 11 min DIRECTORS/SCREENWRITER: Matteo Tondini PRODUCER: Roberto Rondinelli FEATURING: Benedetta Zoli, Michael Capozzi

DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Ethan Moore PRODUCERS: Ethan Moore, Omri Dorani FEATURING: Joey Rudman, R.D. Mower, Dan Higgins, Mike Reasor

Kayip (The Loss)

Kim Jest Arvid Pekon? (Who is Arvid Pekon?)

Following a painful breakup with the love of his life, a man waits at a café. He waits for an entire lifetime, hoping she will walk in again. RUN TIME: 14 min DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER/ SCREENWRITER: Mete Sozer FEATURING: Esref Kolcak, Ozge Ozpirincci

RUN TIME: 10 min

Deep beneath a Kafkaesque city, all communication is patched through the switchboard—listening, approving, connecting. When operator Arvid Pekon receives a disturbing request, a dangerous game begins. RUN TIME: 13 min DIRECTOR: Patrik Eriksson PRODUCER: Lukasz Dlugoleski SCREENWRITERS: Karin Tidbeck, Patrik Eriksson FEATURING: Andrzej Mastalerz


The German Who Came to Tea

Honeymoon Suite

After a century on earth, which memories really matter? For Annie Day, who turned 100 in May 2012, it’s the day her young son Brian brought a German Prisoner of War to Christmas dinner almost 70 years ago.

A luxury hotel in Beijing, China, forgets to send a meal up to a dashing and mercurial guest from America. When one brave staffwoman dares to tend to his needs, she discovers that he is not what he first appeared to be.

RUN TIME: 8 min

RUN TIME: 14 min


DIRECTOR: Zao Wang PRODUCER: Alex Chen SCREENWRITERS: Zao Wang, Tom Toro FEATURING: Cary Woodworth, Hanhong Zou


The Other Side

Stranded in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, a man sets in motion an unlikely plan to protect the precious cargo he carries—his infant daughter.

A simple soccer ball sparks an unusual friendship between young boys on either side of the wall separating Israel and Palestine. Can this wordless and gaze-free relationship overcome the wall’s towering presence?

RUN TIME: 7 min DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ben Howling SCREENWRITER: Yolanda Ramke FEATURING: Andy Rodoreda, Ruth Venn


SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 11:00 am | GLIDERPORT | Calistoga THUR, 14 Nov | 2:00 pm | FARMSTEAD | St. Helena SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30 pm | JARVIS | Napa






The Story of an Egg

Sky Burial

Storm presents winemaker Ernst Storm. Daniel Addelson’s film is an intimate portrait of the winemaking process and the beautiful landscapes of wine country, as well as an exploration of personal passion and what it means to pursue a fulfilling existence.

In The Story of an Egg, two poultry farmers engagingly explain the real story behind ‘cage free,’ ‘free range,’ and ‘pasture raised.’ Now consumers can make informed decisions at their local markets.

Sky Burial provides a rare glimpse into the storied and nearly extinct death ritual performed by a devoted Buddhist lama who is facing the challenge of preserving old wisdom in a modern world. Tad Fettig’s film brings the audience into the inner reaches of a nomadic community in Mongolia.

RUN TIME: 9 min

RUN TIME: 6 min DIRECTOR/SCREENWRITER: Douglas Gayeton PRODUCER: Laura Howard-Gayeton FEATURING: Alexis Koefoed, David Evans, Nancy Gleason

RUN TIME: 10 min


Sikh Formaggio

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Lucy Walker, Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed explores an almost 400-year-old Japanese company. The film explores both the art of naturally brewing soy sauce and the impact of the company on a small farming community in middle America.

A look inside one of the world’s most interesting restaurant and its remarkable head chef, Magnus Nilsson. Located in a remote part of Sweden, Faviken Magasinet sources every single ingredient from the immediate surrounding area.

The centuries-old Parmesan Cheese industry of Northern Italy is one of history, passion, tradition, and an unexpected workforce composed largely of Sikhs from India. This is the story of how these two worlds came together to maintain a cheese-making tradition.

RUN TIME: 24 min

RUN TIME: 13 min

RUN TIME: 21 min

DIRECTOR: Lucy Walker


DIRECTORS: Katie Wise, Dan Duran PRODUCER: Devyn Bisson, Katie Wise FEATURING: Alexis Koefoed, David Evans, Nancy Gleason


Make Haste Slowly: The Kikkoman Creed


SHOWTIMES WED, 13 Nov | 11:00 am | CAMEO | St. Helena FRI, 15 Nov | 10:00 am | ECHO GALLERY | Calistoga SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm | JARVIS | Napa

DIRECTOR: Tad Fettig PRODUCER: Tad Fettig, Elizabeth Westrate FEATURING: Batbold Orshikh


Mona Lisa:

Fabian Debora, A Life For Art

Who Shot Rock ‘n Roll

Exploring the ‘two-painting theory’ that Leonardo painted two Mona Lisa’s, this fascinating film by Yan and Rafael Feldman presents decades of research and scientific testing surrounding the Isleworth Mona Lisa, rediscovered by art critic Hugh Blaker in England, circa 1913.

A spiritual encounter and near-death experience awakened East Los Angeles painter Fabian Debora from the darkness of gang life, incarceration, and drug addiction. Director Jessica Kaye sensitively captures this dynamic artist who creates beautiful works of art while also serving as a husband, father, and positive role model.

Who Shot Rock & Roll is an exploration of the groundbreaking collaborations between photographers and recording artists, who came together – from the early 1950s through the present – to create some of the most enduring images in rock history. Great music, iconic images, and a fascinating journey.

RUN TIME: 24 min

RUN TIME: 20 min

RUN TIME: 36 min

DIRECTORS: Yan Feldman, Rafael Feldman


DIRECTOR: Steven Kochones

Leonardo’s Earlier Version

PRODUCERS: Yan Feldman, Rafael Feldman SCREENWRITER: Yan Feldman

PRODUCERS: Roman Nesis, Roxanne Teti


SHOWTIMES THU, 14 Nov | 2:00 pm | GLIDERPORT | Calistoga FRI, 15 Nov | 5:30 pm | FARMSTEAD | St. Helena SAT, 16 Nov | 8:30 pm | CADILLAC THEATER | Napa SUN, 17 Nov | 12:30 pm | UPTOWN | Napa

PRODUCERS: Steven Kochones, Joe Russo

FEATURING: Fabian Debora


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New this year and centrally located in downtown Napa’s Oxbow District, our Napa LifeStyle Pavilion is the place to be. Credentialed passholders and members of the public are invited to experience the latest innovation, technology, and culinary trends; to attend film industry panels and cooking demonstrations; and (for a nominal charge to non-passholders) to enjoy premier wines at the Wine Pavilion and a chalice or two of Stella Artois.


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Just like Dorothy landing in OZ, your world will burst into a kaleidoscope of vivid colors in the Sony Digital Lounge. Experience the clarity, beauty, and the rich colors of film on a Sony 4K TV. Red, aqua blues, and emerald greens burst from the 4K displays in sharp, realistic fashion. When your world becomes clearer, suddenly everything looks so much better!


Since 1366, crafting the rich flavor of Stella Artois has been a serious pursuit of excellence. Served in the specially designed Chalice, where every sip is perfection. Thanks to its love affair with the silver screen, Stella Artois supports the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival…and now, the Napa Valley Film Festival. So raise a glass and toast the moment!


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Experience the world of Dacor, the California based appliances manufacturer recognized worldwide for innovation and design. Join us and our guest Chefs, Friday through Sunday, for enlightening, entertaining and mouth-watering demonstrations and presentations.



Join us Friday for a selection of Napa Valley’s finest, and Saturday and Sunday for a special showcase of Women of the Vine - an intimate meet & greet and tasting with top women of the wine industry.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Passholders admitted first)

Join industry insiders and top filmmaking talent for intimate and interactive panel discussions about the latest trends and topics in entertainment. Panels take place at the LifeStyle Pavilion located at 500 First Street in Napa.



FRIDAY - SUNDAY | Noon - 1:30pm LIFESTYLE PAVILION | 500 First St | Napa

PITCH YOUR MOVIE IDEA FRIDAY 15 Nov | Noon - 1:30pm A practical and theatrical way to learn the skill of pitching your ideas for the next award-winning independent film or box office blockbuster! Pre-selected filmmakers (both established and aspiring) deliver timed pitches of their best film ideas to be analyzed and critiqued by our expert panel of filmmakers and industry executives. To submit a pitch, visit our website: napavalleyfilmfest.org THE PANEL: Peter Belsito, founding member of IFP and FilmFinders, guest blogger Sydney’s Buzz (on IMDb and Indiewire) • David Glasser, COO of The Weinstein Company Scott Manville of TV Writers Vault

DIGITAL IS CHANGING EVERYTHING SATURDAY 16 NOV | Noon – 1:30pm The entertainment industry is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift as filmmakers and content providers adjust to the plethora of new ways to create and distribute their intellectual property. With new original material being developed for non-traditional venues (Netflix, HULU, etc.), the already fractured viewing demographic looks to become even more diluted. Our expert panel of industry veterans will examine the rapidly changing entertainment industry landscape, with all of its opportunities...and risks. Social media and marketing expert Robert Scoble moderates the discussion. THE PANEL: Maria Menounos of E! • Jefferson Graham of USA Today • Chris Gore, founder, Film Threat • Kevin Undergaro, creator, AfterBuzz TV Network

ACTORS: IN CONVERSATION SUNDAY 17 Nov | Noon – 1:30pm A fast-paced, fun, and casual conversation with several of the actors scheduled to join us for this year’s festival. Topics covered will include choosing projects, preparing for roles, work-life balance, and remembering who “you” really are. PANELISTS (invited): Miles Teller, Dianna Agron, Melanie Lynskey, Jack Carpenter, Nicky Aycox, Ralph Macchio, Aubrey Dollar and others. Panel participants subject to change. Check nvff.org and Village Centers for up-to-date lineups.

Scott Manville


David Glasser


Dianna Agron


Miles Teller

| Kevin Undergaro |

Maria Menounos



THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES Complimenting our Panel Series at the LifeStyle Pavilion, additional in-depth conversations follow specific film screenings: VETERANS DAY PROGRAM | Mon 11 Nov | Lincoln Theater | 1:00pm | Details Page 98-99 Honor veterans and take in a discussion of these powerful films with the filmmakers. ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM | Fri 15 Nov | Cadillac Theater | 7:30pm & 9:00pm | Details Page 96 Engage with the filmmakers of the Environmental Program’s green-themed films. MAKE A FILM FOUNDATION | Two screenings | Sat 16 Nov | Cameo Cinema | 9:00 am Sun 17 Nov | 1:00 pm | Cadillac Theater | Details Page 95 | Join in a heartfelt discussion with the Academy Award-winning filmmakers who have teamed with this unique film-minded non-profit. ANIMATION PANEL | Sat 16 Nov | Cadillac Theater | 1:00pm | Details Page 102 | Join Ryan Tudhope from VFX studio, Atomic Fiction and Ariel Kelman, CMO of Amazon Web Services for a lively discussion about how cloud technology can help digital effects artists and filmmakers focus on creating stunning visual effects. THE WHINNIES! | Sun 17 Nov | Cadillac Theater | 1:00pm | Details Page 97 | Interact with the filmmakers of this equine-centric stable of films.


FRIDAY - SUNDAY | 2:00 - 5:00pm LIFESTYLE PAVILION | 500 First St | Napa OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Passholders admitted first)

Some of the most notable culinary talents step to the forefront on the Dacor Culinary Stage. Enjoy mouth-watering conversation, sample tasty treats, and collect invaluable cooking tips. Join emcee Eric Masters on Friday & Saturday and Jim Poris of Food Arts magazine on Sunday.

FRIDAY 2:00pm | Ken Frank, La Toque at Westin Verasa 3:00pm | Claire Thomas, Food for Thought 4:00pm | Kara Lind, Kara’s Cupcakes

SATURDAY 2:00pm | Tyler Rodde, Oenotri 3:00pm | Dewey Lucero, Lucero Olive Oil 4:00pm | Brewmaster, Stella Artois

SUNDAY 2:00pm | Ed Lee, Magnolia 601 3:00pm | Paul Canales, Duende 4:00pm | Panel Discussion with Moderator, Jim Poris; So You Wanna Be A Food Writer


During a mid afternoon break in the film screening schedule, join filmmakers and winemakers for a robust wine tasting experience you won’t find anywhere else. Visit one or all of our Wine Pavilions centrally located in each of the four Festival Villages.




V WINE CELLAR 6525 Washington St





Regional & Boutique Wineries of Napa

Yountville & Oakville Regional and Boutique Wines

St. Helena Appellation

Krupp Brothers Truchard Vineyards Terlato Family Wineries Reid Family Vineyards Pine and Brown Winery Hagafen Cellars, Inc. Fortunati Saintsbury Pink Girl Wines Ca’ Momi

SAT & SUN, 16-17 NOV Women of the Vine 2-day showcase with top women of the wine industry. See page 23. Gallo Family Vineyards Breathless Wild Horse Winery St. Francis Winery Ceja Vineyards Chalk Hill Handcraft Artisan Collection Charles Krug Inman Family Wines Qupe & Verdad VINDEA by Women of the Vine Handley Cellars Garnet Vineyards Jana Winery J. Lohr Kita Wines Leslie Reneaud Meade

Turnbull Wine Cellars Cornerstone Cellars Saddleback Cellars Jessup Cellars Laird Family Estate ...and more

SAT,16 NOV Stags Leap District Winegrowers Baldacci Family Vineyards Chimney Rock Winery Cliff Lede Vineyards Clos Du Val Pine Ridge Vineyards Regusci Winery Silverado Vineyards Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Stags’ Leap Winery Steltzner Vineyards Taylor Family Vineyards

V Madrone Cellars Stanton Vineyards Casa Nuestra Winery & Vineyards Salvestrin Hope and Grace Ehlers Estate Chase Family Cellars Ballentine Vineyards Freemark Abbey

SAT,16 NOV NG: Next Generation in wine (ngwine.com) Monticello Vineyards Broman Cellars Fisher Vineyards Frazier Vineyards Hill Family Estate Long Meadow Ranch Signorello Estate ZD Wines Peju Province Winery



Spring Mountain Appellation

NSMAVA showcase


Alex Sotelo Cellars Ceja Vineyards Encanto Vineyards Justicia Wines Maldonado Vineyards Mi Sueno Winery Renteria Wines Voces Wines Robledo Family Vineyards

Guilliams Vineyards Spring Mountain Vineyard Relic Wines Keenan Winery Andesite Vineyard Juslyn Vineyards Barnett Vineyards Paloma Vineyards ...and more


Indian Springs Art Gallery 1506 Lincoln Ave



FRIDAY - SUNDAY | 2:30 - 5:00pm See Locations below. FREE for Passholders, Daily Tickets $20

FRI, 15 NOV Napa Green Wineries www.napagreen.org Cakebread Cellars St. Supery White Rock Vineyards Etude Wines Schramsberg Vineyards ...and more

SAT & SUN, 16-17 NOV Regional & Boutique wineries of Calistoga Frank Family Vineyard Palisades Winery Phifer Pavitt Madrigal Vineyards Jericho Canyon Vineyard The Grade Cellars Sterling Vineyards Jax Vineyards Envy Wines ...and more




FRIDAY - SUNDAY | 11:00am - 6:00pm See Locations below OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Elevated experience for Passholders)

It’s the filmmaker lounge meets the tasting room! The Festival Front Porches are a physical and digital social space where the conversation continues...and continues. Passholders mingle with filmmakers while enjoying fine wines in some of the coolest locations in the valley. Interact through social media while you hang out “on the porch” and see your engagement LIVE on our social screens, provided by SONY.



The Vinter’s Collective is located on Main Street between the Napa Valley Opera House and Jarvis Conservatory. Stop by and flash your pass for a special boutique wine experience.

UNCORKED AT OXBOW • 605 First Street Live music, fine wine and indie filmmakers across from the Cadillac Theater. Enough said!

hington Street YOUNTVILLE | PRIEST RANCH • 6490 Was Located on Yountville’s main drag, right in the heart of this foodie mecca. Flash your pass — you never know what’ll get paired with the wine: bbq, farm-to-table fare, live music, or top industry guests! JESSUP • 6740 Washington Street Meet the filmmakers of the fest’s short films. They’re the next big thing.

et ST. HELENA | VELO VINO • 709 Main Stre It’s like the Tour de France of wine imbibing. Velo Vino is a homage to both the sport of cycling and the art of wine drinking. Located across the street from the screening room at Farmstead.

HANDWRITTEN • 1010 Main Street Join visiting screenwriters James Duff and Julia Morrison (Hank and Asha, page 56) for a special reception on Thursday, Nov 14th at 3:30pm. ‘Like’ Handwritten on Facebook to get complimentary tasting & cheese pairing, and a chance at a season pass to Jessup Cellar’s Art House Short Film Series.



Head to the top of Napa Valley to hang at this swanky hotel where filmmakers will be chilling out in the Indie Lounge.


Sat, Nov 16, 1:00pm: Meet Oscar-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, for a reading from her new autobiography which “shares her remarkable BAROLO • 1457 Lincoln Street personal journey -- from a childhood in the Shah’s Iran to the red carpets of Hollywood.”

When the sun sets, step next door from the Mount View to Barolo and continue the conversation in Calistoga’s late night food and party spot.


Interact with friends, family, and the entire Napa Valley Film Festival community. Post and tweet your pics on your favorite social networks using hashtag: #NVFF13. You could be featured on various SONY screens throughout the festival! Facebook /NapaFilmFest

Twitter @NapaFilmFest

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Play & Taste with FOODSPOTTING MOVIES TO DINE FOR CONTEST | Ongoing throughout festival Download the FOODSPOTTING APP to participate. NVFF and Foodspotting join forces to present a creative film, food, and wine experience. This zesty contest starts with a custom food guide filled with movie-inspired dishes and cocktails at select Napa Valley restaurants and bars. Earn the title of Master Foodspotter by “spotting” the most menu items, and learn more about Napa Valley’s culinary scene in the process. Chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood, will present the Foodspotting awards at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony.


Master Foodspotter: Awarded to the contestant that spots the most movie-inspired items. Crowd Favorite: Awarded to the restaurant whose entry has been spotted the most. Best Menu Item: Awarded to the chef/bartender who created the best menu item as

voted on by Foodspotting users.

For a list of participating Foodie Spots, please see Passholder Perks, page 121.

Download the app for updates! MOVIES ON THE MOVE The SONY 4K Film Challenge completed short films travel up and down the Valley during the festival, landing at Front Porches and other locations. Follow #NVFF13 on Twitter to find out where the Movies on the Move Sony 4K Ultra HD TV—pulled by a Cadillac Escalade—will show up! Fri 15 Nov | Mount View Hotel | 1457 Lincoln St | Calistoga (and in the early evening in St. Helena) Sat 16 Nov | Velo Vino | 709 Main St | St. Helena (and in the early evening in Yountville) Sun 17 Nov | Priest Ranch | 6490 Washington St | & | Jessup Cellars | 6740 Washington St Yountville (and in the afternoon and evening in downtown Napa)


You don’t have to be a famous director or movie star to feel like a VIP in Napa Valley. You just need to know CellarPass Introducing CellarPass, the #1 reservation service that elite travel professionals rely on to locate and reserve the perfect wine tasting experience in Napa Valley for only their premiere clientele. Visit CellarPass.com to view our Napa Valley Film Festival VIP packages or download the FREE reservations app which gives you instant access to reserve private tastings, tours and special events at the top-rated Napa Valley wineries and tasting rooms. Book a visit through CellarPass and you too can gain an elevated status without ever having to start as a studio intern or production assistant.


CellarPass’ team of seasoned concierges are available via phone or live chat to give you instant VIP status in the Napa Valley and beyond.


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IT PAYS TO BE A PASSHOLDER! We encourage our Passholders to visit the boutiques, restaurants, spas, and businesses who are generously extending special offers available ONLY TO PASSHOLDERS! You can also use the food friendly app, Foodspotting, to geo-locate special deals close to your favorite screening venue. Don’t forget to check NVFF.org for updates!

SHOPS & WINERIES NAPA Anette’s Chocolates Boho Lifestyle Cache Salon Hess Collection LeBelgeChocolatier.com Lucero Olive Oil Miyamo Napa General Store Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa Napa Valley Wine Train O’Brien Estate Winery PineAndBrown.com Vintner’s Collective White Rock Vineyards Wildcat Vintage Clothing YOUNTVILLE hope & grace Kelly’s Fuel and Provisions Silverado Vineyards Sisters Boutique Tay & Grace ST. HELENA AF Jewelers Ballentine Vineyards Barnett Vineyards Raymond Vineyards V Madrone Cellars CALISTOGA Calistoga Wine Stop Maldonado Family Vineyards NAPA VALLEY Beaulieu Vineyard (Rutherford) Cecilia’s Hair Salon (American Canyon) Vino Volo (SFO)

RESTAURANTS & EATS NAPA Alexis Baking Company Annie the Baker (at Ritual Coffee, Oxbow) Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ Ca’Momi Carpe Diem Wine Bar Compadres Rio Grille Fatted Calf Charcuterie Hog Island Oyster Co. Kara’s Cupcakes Kitchen Door Napa Mercantile Social at Andaz Napa General Store Sweetie Pies Tarla Mediterranean Grill The Thomas & Fagiani’s Bar Zuzu



YOUNTVILLE Annie the Baker (at NapaStyle) Lucy Restaurant & Bar Redd Wood ST. HELENA Annie the Baker (at Cameo Cinema) La Condesa CALISTOGA All Seasons Bistro Barolo Bosko’s Trattoria Cafe Sarafornia Calistoga Kitchen Hydro Grill Pacifico Restaurante Mexicano


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EDUCATION & OUTREACH INFORMING, INSPIRING, AND TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION During the week of the festival, over 1,500 Napa Valley middle school and high school students will attend screenings of the documentaries Girl Rising; Magic Bracelet; Sewing Hope; The Last White Knight; Fabian Debora, A Life for Art; Miss Representation; and Anita. The films will be followed by honest discussions with the director, producers, or/and subjects of these powerful films. GOALS: • To create an ongoing critical audience for independent cinema • To open dialogue about relevant and timely issues in students’ lives by bringing socially conscious films and their makers to Napa Valley schools • To empower and nurture a new generation of filmmakers Middle Schools

Girl Rising


High Schools

Magic Bracelet See page 95.

Sewing Hope See page 86.

The Last White Knight See page 70.

Fabian Debora, A Life for Art See page 111.

Anita See page 87.

MISS REPRESENTATION Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Accomplishments for the 2011/2012 Programs included screenings and discussions (with the filmmakers and subjects) of the films Rising from Ashes, How I Became an Elephant, and Prom Night in Mississippi for over 4,000 students at 15 schools throughout the Napa Valley. A Student Works Contest of locally-conceived and produced short films premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Student interns gained valuable hands-on experience working with the Festival’s production, marketing, and programming staff.

2013 EDUCATION DONORS Doctors Management Company • Diane Disney Miller • Leona Siadek • Lisa Cort & David Goldman Gary Lieberstein, Napa County District Attorney’s Office • Napa Valley Sheriff’s Department • Mechanics Bank Dr. Barbara Nemko, Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education • Napa Police Department Napa Police & Napa Fire Hoops to Stop Youth Violence • Napa Valley Community Foundation • Martha & Richard Pastcan Napa Valley Unified School District • American Canyon Police Department • Rane Johnson Stempson Honorable Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa • John Heflebower • Sue & Dick Wollack


To learn more about or donate to NVFF’s Education & Outreach programs, please contact our director of E&O, JoAnne Miller, Ed.D. at 707.226.7500.

Cinema Napa Valley, dba Napa Valley Film Festival, is a 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California. OUR MISSION is to support the art of independent filmmaking and to enhance the cultural landscape and economic diversity of Napa Valley through artistic vitality. We produce the annual Napa Valley Film Festival, present special film programs throughout the year, and bring the power of cinematic storytelling to local students through Education & Outreach.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Marc Lhormer, Board Chair Co-Founder / Executive & Artistic Director

J. Todd Harris Branded Pictures Entertainment

Brenda Lhormer, Vice Chair Co-Founder / Co-Director

Paul Baker & Ron Hofmann BWR Public Relations

Rob Jennings, Treasurer Paratus Wines

Kim Johnson Management Consultant

Lauren Ackerman Ackerman Family Vineyards

Diana Zapolski The Shops at Napa Center

Michelle Baggett Alpha Omega

Irene & Ed Ojdana Vineyard 511

Blakesley Chappellet Chappellet Vineyards

Oscar Renteria Renteria Vineyards

Eileen & Michael Chiarello NapaStyle, Bottega

Colby Smith Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma

David Glasser COO, The Weinstein Company



Carrie Markham Corporate Secretary

CREATIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL John Sloss, Cinetic Media • Tracy Brennan, CAA • Elan Ruspoli, CAA • Jack Whigham, CAA Jessica Lacy, ICM • Graham Taylor, WME • Cat & Adam Stone, Stone Management Mickey Liddell, Liddell Entertainment • Gary Meyer, Telluride Film Festival • Mark Borde, Freestyle Billy Bush, Access Hollywood • Gary Rubin, Cohen Media • Kevin Iwashina, Preferred Content Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Automatik Pictures • Martha de Laurentiis, Dino De Laurentiis Productions David Greenbaum, Fox Searchlight • Jennifer Dana, Gersh • Kirk Honeycutt, Honeycutt’s Hollywood Amy Dotson, IFP/NY • Mark Curcio, Private Equity • Ben Weiss, Paradigm • Michael Chiarello, Bottega Paul Schiff, Paul Schiff Productions • Tai Duncan, Paul Schiff Productions • Sarah Lash, ATO Pictures Sydney Levine, Sydney’s Buzz • Peter Belsito, IndieWire / Sydney’s Buzz • Pat Saperstein, Variety Lynette Howell, Silverwood Films • Stacy Ivers, Ivers Communications • Scott Wolf, Actor Lisa Truitt, National Geographic Films • Kevin Kasha, Anchor Bay Entertainment Mira Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter • Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle Rene Rigal, Virgin Produced • Lisa Taback, LTLA Communications



FESTIVAL TEAM Marc Lhormer, Founder Executive & Artistic Director

Kerry Hardy Senior Marketing Manager

Brenda Lhormer, Founder Co-Director

Kelsey Lew Marketing Associate

Carrie Markham Administrative Director

Stephanie Gerbracht Filmmaker Hospitality Manager

Herb Stratford Senior Programmer Ben Mahoney Operations Director Michael Fox Food & Beverage Director Melody Mahoney Operations & Systems Associate Monica Barrows Corporate Development Director Bonnie Cullen Development Associate/ Program Guide Associate Jason Redmond Private Development Director JoAnne Miller, Ed.D. Education & Outreach Director

Kelsey Frazier Multimedia Marketing Associate Natasha Cooke Multimedia Marketing Associate Samantha Leaden Audience Development Pamela Personette Volunteer Director/ Program Guide Manager Rick Baraff Art Director Brent Miller Web Site Design

Glodow Nead Communications Jeff Nead, John Glodow Erin Cain, Danielle Mayer Brittany Welby, Emily Senk, Mimi Huggins SE2 Consulting Katie Laas Stone Management Adam & Cat Stone BWR Public Relations Paul Baker, Ron Hofmann, Emma Jaegle, Allyssa Rapp brkly Studios Neil Berkeley, David Heiman, JJ Gerber, Andrew Julien, Ryan Carmody Huson & Luros, LLP General Counsel Mary Luros, Jason Luros Gaw Van Male Counselors at Law Theresa Cunningham

Interns Haley Murphy Madeleine Lorenat Sasha de Limur Chloe Fulton Lauren Howes Nicholas Gerbracht

SEASONAL CREW HOSPITALITY CREW Kathy Cole, Co-Customer Service Manager Alexandra Lorraine, Co-Customer Service Manager Olivia Shelter, Jury & VIP Hospitality Coordinator


DEVELOPMENT CREW Maureen Keating, Sponsor Activation Manager Harris Oranges, Sponsor Hospitality Manager Arne Jin An Wong, SONY 4K Film Challenge Project Manager

PRODUCTION CREW Kent Long, Technical Director Vanessa O’neill, Technical Director Mecaela Miller, Operations Manager Jennifer Noland, Credentialing Village Ops: John Skinner, Rodrigo Martinez, Stewart Gray, Tim Oakley, Amber Harden Special Events Ops: Lisa Pond, Gene Lee, Tim Kopra, Alison Mahoney, Ryan Smith

Thank you to all of our 600 volunteers who devote their time, energy, and expertise to help make the Festival a success! As our trusted ambassadors, they are happy to assist you with all things Festival. VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP Pamela Personette, Volunteer Director Vicki Weinert, Office & Volunteer Asst Extraordinaire Nancie Brown, Village Coordinator, Napa Art Morgan, Assistant Village Coordinator, Napa Elizabeth Phillips, Village Coordinator, Yountville Kacey Stotesbery, Asst Village Coordinator, Yountville Lori Garaffa, Village Coordinator, St. Helena Theresa Hart, Special Events Manager Lynn LeChevalier, Special Events Assistant Manager

Maria Criscione Stel, Village Center Co-Mgr, St. Helena Charlie Eckstrom, Village Center Co-Mgr, St. Helena Christopher Garcia, Wine Pavilion Co-Mgr, St. Helena Jessica Waugh, Wine Pavilion Co-Manager, St. Helena Jack Casserly, Cameo Cinema Venue Co-Manager Janice Humphrey, Cameo Cinema Venue Co-Manager Stephen Green, Front Porch Manager, Velo Vino Elaine de Man, Farmstead Screen, Venue Co-Mgr Leslie Velasco, Farmstead Screen, Venue Co-Mgr

Heather Teague, Village Center Co-Manager, Napa Theresa Dorr, Village Center Co-Manager, Napa

Ed Tapper, Village Center Co-Manager, Calistoga Robert Dwyer, Wine Pavilion Manager, Calistoga Richard Uschyk, Indian Springs Gliderport Venue Co-Mgr Carol Uschyk, Indian Springs Gliderport Venue Co-Mgr Debora Shapiro, Echo Gallery Venue Co-Manager Cindy Garcia, Echo Gallery Venue Co-Manager

Amerilis Ersery, Wine Pavilion Manager, Napa Rachael Mazer, Wine Pavilion Assistant Manager, Napa

Katie Laas, Traditional Home Showhouse Docent Mgr Philippa Perry, Traditional Home Showhouse Docent Mgr

Kaira, Napa Valley Opera House Venue Co-Manager Tina Maloney, NV Opera House Venue Co-Manager Dave McLaren, The SONY Lounge at Napa River lnn, Venue Manager Sharon Wragg, Cadillac Theater, Venue Manager Mary Pyefynch, Cadillac Theater Asst Venue Manager Sonja Reinhardt, Cadillac Theater Venue Host Kate Schertz, Jarvis Conservatory Venue Co-Manager Marsha Blair, Jarvis Conservatory Venue Co-Manager Chris Blair, Jarvis Conservatory Venue Co-Manager

RINGMASTERS Jim Jones, Ringmaster Lead Janelle Curry, Cadillac Theater Gary Markowich, Sony Lounge at Napa River Inn Roy Jimenez, Jarvis Conservatory Molly Detwiler, Barrel Room 1870 at V Marketplace Andre Mathieu, The Yountville Community Center Theater Michael Duca, Farmstead Screen Room Bonnie Gamble, Indian Springs Gliderport

Maryellen Holley, LifeStyle Pavilion Manager Angela Tseng, Panels and Conversations Manager

Georg Gerstenfeld, Village Center Co-Mgr, Yountville Laura Jones, Village Center Co-Manager, Yountville Majel Arnold, Wine Pavilion Manager, Yountville Frank Whealon, The Yountville Community Center Theater Venue Co-Manager Pack Warfield, The Yountville Community Center Theater Venue Co-Manager Virginia Bertourne, Barrel Room at V Marketplace Venue Co-Manager Debra Sherman, Barrel Room at V Marketplace Venue Co-Manager



Printed list of seasonal crew and volunteer leaders is complete as of September 15, 2013. See festival website for up-to-date list.

The Napa Valley Film Festival is proud to call 1400 Clay Street in Napa our yearround home. Tremendous gratitude and a heartfelt thank you to the Honorable Mae C. Woo. Mae serves the community in many wonderful ways. She is a former San Francisco Film & Video Arts Commissioner and currently the San Francisco City Hall Preservation Advisory Commission Vice Chair.


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“On behalf of the Napa County Board of Supervisors, I welcome you to the 3rd Annual Napa Valley Film Festival. The festival offers a deep and rich variety of films that I know you will enjoy. There are films that will be major releases and those that may not be as popular, but make very important statements. One such film the Napa festival featured was “First Generation,” produced and directed by Adam Fenderson, a Sunday School student of mine some years back. The film, shot over the course of three years, followed four highachieving, low-income high school students, as they became the first in their families to attend college. It was inspirational, uplifting, and I was so proud of Adam’s achievement. So, whatever your fancy blockbuster, documentary or drama, the festival’s got you covered. Kick back, relax, enjoy the great wine, food, and scenery of our great valley, and enjoy the show!” - Brad Wagenknecht, Chair of the Napa County Board of Supervisors



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“The City of Napa is thrilled to see the Napa Valley Film Festival growing and back for its third year. It gets more exciting each time! We welcome you, the filmmakers and the filmgoers, and invite you to explore with gusto our amazing restaurants, wine bars and tasting rooms, our galleries and the Napa ARTWalk, our beautiful riverfront, and the lifestyle we enjoy here in our small but world-class City. Enjoy the festival, and come back to see us again soon.” - Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa



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 during the Film Festival and year-round.

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“With a raised glass, Yountville welcomes you to the Napa Valley Film Festival. We’re excited to showcase the finest in food, wine and films here in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country. Whether it’s in the screening room, dining in our world-class restaurants, shopping for that must-have item or enjoying our premiere wines, I’m confident you’ll have an experience to remember - and want to return for more. Cheers!” -John Dunbar, Mayor of Yountville


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As home to the oldest winery in Napa Valley, we feature world class wineries that continue Napa Valley’s tradition of wine making excellence. Also here is the spectacular Culinary Institute of America, one of the world’s leaders in culinary trends. The historic Cameo Cinema in the heart of downtown offers state-of-the-art technology while celebrating its 100th anniversary of film.



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72 min Page 68

12:00 (noon) 1:00 2:00


DEAR SIDEWALK 89 min Page 54


2:00pm LOUNGE SHORTS 90 min Page 108

4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00

5:30pm AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 130 min Page 41

5:30pm PUTZEL 88 min Page 61

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12:00 (mdnt)

8:30pm AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 130 min Page 41

8:30pm THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN 80 min Page 55

5:00 OLD STOCK 85 min Page 81

8:00pm HOLY GHOST PEOPLE 93 min Page 77


8:00–11:00pm OPENING NIGHT PARTY Page 32

YCC THEATER 6516 Washington St



CAMEO FARMSTEAD GLIDERPORT AT ECHO INDIAN SPRINGS CINEMA GALLERY 100 California Dr 1340 Main St 738 Main St 1506 Lincoln St 1348 Lincoln St

10:00 a.m. 11:00am DOCS SHORTS 1 83 min Page 110

11:00am WORLD CINEMA SHORTS 100 min Page 109

2:00pm IN LIEU OF FLOWERS 92 min Page 57


5:30pm SEWING HOPE 54 min Page 86

5:30pm ONE CHANCE 104 min Page 42



8:30pm THE LAST


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76 min Page 72

4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00

6:00pm ALICE WALKER 84 min Page 65

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8:30pm BIDDER 70 72 min Page 66


THE STARS 95 min Page 53


78 min Page 70

90 min Page 52


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12:00 (noon)

11:00am IF YOU BUILD IT 83 min Page 69

11:00am THE CRASH REEL 90 min Page 81

2:00pm SOLE SURVIVOR 91 min Page 73

2:00pm FUREVER 80 min Page 79

1:00 2:00 3:00

1:30pm ONE CHANCE 104 min Page 42

4:00 5:00 6:00 7:00

5:30pm SAVING MR. BANKS 130 min Page 43

5:30pm ONE SMALL HITCH 105 min Page 60

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8:30pm SAVING MR. BANKS 130 min Page 43

8:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 85 min Page 106

5:00pm 9 FULL MOONS 103 min Page 78

8:00pm WORM 94 min Page 80

11:00pm FAVOR 102 min Page 80

4:30–5:30pm GALA NIGHT PRE-RECEPTION Page 32

8:00–2:00am FESTIVAL GALA Page 32

YCC THEATER 6516 Washington St



CAMEO FARMSTEAD GLIDERPORT AT ECHO INDIAN SPRINGS CINEMA GALLERY 100 California Dr 1340 Main St 738 Main St 1506 Lincoln St 1348 Lincoln St

10:00 a.m. 11:00am NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 89 min Page 107

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11:00am 16 ACRES 93 min Page 64

11:00am ANIMATED SHORTS 90 min Page 102-103

1:00 1:30pm DOSSIER ZINFANDEL 79 min Page 88

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2:00pm LORD MONTAGU 80 min Page 71

2:00pm WORLD CINEMA SHORTS 100 min Page 109


5:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 83 min Page 105

5:30pm THE IMMIGRANT 120 min Page 44

5:30pm HANK AND ASHA 73 min Page 56

5:30pm TOXIC HOT SEAT 90 min Page 91

5:30pm GOOD OL’ FREDA 86 min Page 93

8:30pm CITIZEN HEARST 94 min Page 85

8:30pm SAVING MR. BANKS 130 min Page 43

8:30pm BRAVE MISS WORLD 90 min Page 67

8:30pm RED OBSESSION 79 min Page 89

8:30pm MY BROTHER JACK 86 min Page 59


SHORTS 2 81 min Page 111



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6:00pm LEVITATED MASS 88 min Page 90

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8:30pm FINDING HILLYWOOD 58 min Page 94



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1:00pm 16 ACRES 93 min Page 64



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2:00pm THIS IS WHERE WE LIVE 92 min Page 78

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5:30pm BRAVE MISS WORLD 90 min Page 67

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8:30pm PHILOMENA 98 min Page 45

5:30pm HANK AND ASHA 73 min Page 56

5:00pm BIDDER 70 72 min Page 66


8:30pm THE SINGULARITY 9:30pm 76 min TINY Page 72 73 min

5:00pm OLD STOCK 85 min Page 81

8:00pm THE CRASH REEL 90 min Page 81

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PLEASE NOTE: Most screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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10:00pm–2:00am FRI NITE BASH AT MARTIN Page 33


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CAMEO FARMSTEAD GLIDERPORT AT ECHO INDIAN SPRINGS CINEMA GALLERY 100 California Dr 1340 Main St 738 Main St 1506 Lincoln St 1348 Lincoln St

10:00am ANIMATED SHORTS 90 min Page 102-103

10:00am SOLE SURVIVOR 91 min Page 73

10:00am NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 89 min Page 107

10:00am PUTZEL 88 min Page 61

1:00pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 85 min Page 106

1:00pm ANITA 89 min Page 87

1:00pm DEAR SIDEWALK 89 min Page 54

1:00pm SEWING HOPE 54 min Page 86

1:00pm IF YOU BUILD IT 83 min Page 69

SHORTS 2 81 min Page 111

5:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 83 min Page 105

5:30pm LORD MONTAGU 80 min Page 71

8:30pm MY BROTHER JACK 86 min Page 59

8:30pm IN LIEU OF FLOWERS 92 min Page 57

8:30pm THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN 80 min Page 55


SHORTS 1 83 min Page 110

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8:30pm HEY BARTENDER 94 min Page 94




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10:00am ANITA 85 min Page 87

10:00am IN LIEU OF FLOWERS 92 min Page 57

CADILLAC THEATER 500 First St 10:00am SEWING HOPE 54 min Page 86

12:00 (noon) 1:00 2:00

1:00pm TOXIC HOT SEAT 90 min Page 91

1:00pm MY BROTHER JACK 86 min Page 59


SONY UPTOWN LIFESTYLE LOUNGE THEATRE PAVILION 1350 Third St 500 Main St 500 First St 10:15am


PLEASE NOTE: Most screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

11:00am FUREVER 80 min Page 79

1:00pm ANIMATED SHORTS 90 min 2:00pm Page 102-103 STARRING ADAM WEST 98 min Page 79


Wine Pavilion Happy Hour! 2:30-5:00pm See page 117 for venues.

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90 min Page 52



5:00pm FINDING HILLYWOOD 58 min Page 94

8:00pm FAVOR 102 min 8:30pm 8:30pm DOCUMENTARY DOCUMENTARY Page 80 SHORTS 1 SHORTS 2 83 min 81 min Page 110 Page 111

11:00pm WORM 94 min Page 80




8:00pm VIP DINNERS Page 25-27

10:00pm–2:00am VIP LATE NIGHT Page 33

10:00pm–2:00am LATE NIGHT AT EIKO’S NAPA Page 33

10:00 a.m.

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10:00am THE SINGULARITY 76 min Page 72

10:00am THE FABULOUS ICE AGE 72 min Page 68

1:00pm PUTZEL 88 min Page 61

1:00pm BRAVE MISS WORLD 90 min Page 67

12:00 (noon) 1:00 2:00


CAMEO FARMSTEAD GLIDERPORT AT ECHO INDIAN SPRINGS CINEMA GALLERY 100 California Dr 1340 Main St 738 Main St 1506 Lincoln St 1348 Lincoln St 9:00am (pg 95) 10:00am MAGIC THE LITTLE BRACELET TIN MAN 45 min + Q/A

11:00am IF YOU BUILD IT 83 min Page 69

1:30pm BIDDER 70 72 min Page 66

with HOME

84 + 31min Page 58

1:00pm THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN 80 min Page 55

10:00am ALICE WALKER 84 min Page 65

10:00am NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 89 min Page 107

1:00pm THE WHINNIES 104 min Page 97

1:00pm DEAR SIDEWALK 89 min Page 54


5:30pm LEVITATED MASS 88 min Page 90






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3:00 4:00

Wine Pavilion Happy Hour! 2:30-5:00pm See page 117 for venues. 5:00 6:00

5:30pm 16 ACRES 93 min Page 64

5:30pm PHILOMENA 98 min Page 45

5:30pm ONE SMALL HITCH 105 min Page 60

8:30pm HANK AND

8:30pm THE LAST

8:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 83 min Page 105



91 min Page 73

8:00 9:00 10:00


73 min Page 56


78 min Page 70


THE STARS 95 min Page 53

8:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 85 min Page 106



12:00 (mdnt) Schedule subject to change. Check NVFF.org and at Village Centers for up-to-date information.



10:00am AMERICAN JERUSALEM 57 min Page 92


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10:00 a.m. 11:00

+ Wine Spectator Shorts

CADILLAC THEATER 500 First St 10:00am WHINNIES 104 min Page 97

61 + 15 min Page 88

12:00 (noon) 1:00 2:00

1:00pm CITIZEN HEARST 94 min Page 85

1:00pm LEVITATED MASS 88 min Page 90

1:00pm MAGIC BRACELET 45 min+Q&A Page 95


SONY UPTOWN LIFESTYLE LOUNGE THEATRE PAVILION 1350 Third St 500 Main St 500 First St 10:00am GOOD ‘OL SONY SHORTS FREDA 11:00am 86 min LOUNGE Page 93 SHORTS 89 min Page 108 10:15am


2:00pm 9 FULL MOONS 103 min Page 78


Wine Pavilion Happy Hour! 2:30-5:00pm See page 117 for venues. 5:00 6:00

5:00pm MANDELA: LONG WALK 152 min Page 47


5:00pm 5:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 3 89 min Page 107

5:30pm MARCH OF THE LIVING 75 min Page 92

8:00 9:00 10:00

8:30pm MANDELA: LONG WALK 152 min Page 47

8:30pm WORLD CINEMA SHORTS 100 min Page 109

8:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 1 83 min Page 105

12:00 (mdnt)

81 min Page 111

2:00 pm


3:00pm 3:00 pm SOUND CITY DACOR DEMO 90 min Page 116 4:00–5:00pm Page 93 4:00 pm CLOSING NIGHT DACOR DEMO PRE-RECEPTION Page 116 Page 33


105 min Page 78

8:00pm STARRING ADAM WEST 98 min Page 79




PLEASE NOTE: Most screenings will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.






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10:00am DEAR SIDEWALK 89 min Page 54

10:00am SOLE SURVIVOR 91 min Page 73

10:00am ALICE WALKER 84 min Page 65

1:00pm IF YOU BUILD IT 83 min Page 69

1:00pm IN LIEU OF FLOWERS 92 min Page 57

1:00pm THE SINGULARITY 76 min Page 72




738 Main St 1506 Lincoln St 1348 Lincoln St 10:00am PUTZEL 88 min Page 61

10:00am BIDDER 70 72 min Page 66

10:00am ANIMATED SHORTS 90 min Page 102-103


1:00pm ONE SMALL HITCH 105 min Page 60

1:00pm THE FABULOUS ICE AGE 72 min Page 68

12:00 (noon) 1:00 2:00


THE STARS 95 min Page 53


BARREL ROOM 1030 Yount St



10:00 a.m.





3:00 4:00

Wine Pavilion Happy Hour! 2:30-5:00pm See page 117 for venues. 5:00 6:00 7:00

5:30pm THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN 80 min Page 55

5:30pm LORD MONTAGU 80 min Page 71

5:30pm 16 ACRES 93 min Page 64

5:30pm NARRATIVE SHORTS 2 85 min Page 106

5:30pm THE LAST WHITE KNIGHT 78 min Page 70

5:30pm BRAVE MISS WORLD 90 min Page 67

8:30pm MY BROTHER JACK 86 min Page 59


8:30pm TBA

8:30pm THE

8:30pm HANK AND ASHA 73 min Page 56

8:30pm DOSSIER ZINFANDEL 74 min Page 88

8:00 9:00 10:00

with HOME

84 + 31min Page 58


90 min Page 52



12:00 (mdnt) Schedule subject to change. Check NVFF.org and at Village Centers for up-to-date information.

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