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Charles Krug Winery: The 4th Generation

By | November 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Charles Krug Winery, the oldest and most iconic winery in the Napa Valley, is entering its fourth generation of Mondavi leadership. Or, as Angelina Mondavi puts it, “Between my grandfather, Peter Sr., and great uncle Robert, we [...]

Raymond Vineyards: The Original Napa Valley Trailblazer

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Raymond Vineyards was one of the original trailblazers of the Napa Valley, and that entrepreneurial, pioneering spirit that the winery was founded on lives on today under the vision of Jean Charles Boisset. Raymond’s [...]

Michael Stuhlbarg — The Transformative Character Actor

By | October 29th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Michael Stuhlbarg, receiving the NVFF17 Charles Krug Spotlight Tribute, is quite the chameleonic actor. So much so, that the Los Angeles Times wrote an article in 2015 titled “Michael Stuhlbarg might be the most [...]

Michael Shannon: The Trailblazer of his Generation

By | October 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Two-Oscar nominations, a Tony win, 60 movies, 40 plays, and 5 seasons of a critically acclaimed TV series — Michael Shannon is the definition of a trailblazer. Because of this, we are pleased to [...]

40 Years in the Making — The Magic Music Movie

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For many, there’s always an artist that we find at the perfect moments in our lives. We listen to their music, and it just connects with us perfectly. Emotionally, and spiritually even, the music [...]

Lexus Donates 1,000 Tickets to Victims of the Valley Fires

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year, NVFF’s Presenting Sponsor Lexus will be generously donating 1,000 free tickets to those impacted by the Valley fires. These tickets can be picked up at the Community Resources Office at the Local Assistance Center [...]

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2810, 2017

Michael Shannon: The Trailblazer of his Generation

By | October 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Two-Oscar nominations, a Tony win, 60 movies, 40 plays, and 5 seasons of a critically acclaimed TV series — Michael Shannon is the definition of a trailblazer. Because of this, we are pleased to announce Michael Shannon will receive the Raymond Vineyards Trailblazer Tribute at our Celebrity Tributes Program on Thursday, November 9. Known for being an intensely committed actor, Shannon has given indelible performance after indelible performance. Shannon first received widespread attention in Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile, in which he played the alcoholic and deadbeat boyfriend of B-Rabbit’s (Eminem) mom (Kim Basinger). In a fun but unexpected career choice, his next role of note was as gangster Frank Lombardo in the kid friendly, wacky Kangaroo Jack. From here, Shannon took on his first collaboration with Jeff Nichols on Shotgun Stories — who has remained a consistent directorial partner for Shannon — as well as starring in William Friedkin’s Bug, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center and Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road. Revolutionary Road happened to be Shannon’s first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor . With the aforementioned list of directors all speaking highly of Shannon and his talent, he was able to get even more high profile auteur-directed [...]

2710, 2017

40 Years in the Making — The Magic Music Movie

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many, there’s always an artist that we find at the perfect moments in our lives. We listen to their music, and it just connects with us perfectly. Emotionally, and spiritually even, the music has captured something beautiful and perfect about life. We absolutely know this band is going to “make it big.” There’s no way they couldn’t, right? Not always. Sometimes the bands we love the most, the ones we think are the most talented never quite make the big stage. But why? Well, former writer and producer of Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory, Lee Aronsohn, explores this very dynamic in his new documentary 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie. The film documents Lee’s journey to find a band he had enjoyed in college, the Magic Music band, in the hopes of getting their story told and the band reunited. Starting with his early days in the 60s at University of Colorado, Boulder, Lee stumbled on the band playing in an open field on campus. Everyone around him, and eventually himself, was enraptured with the music coming from the six band members. “What drew me to the band was both [...]

2710, 2017

Lexus Donates 1,000 Tickets to Victims of the Valley Fires

By | October 27th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This year, NVFF’s Presenting Sponsor Lexus will be generously donating 1,000 free tickets to those impacted by the Valley fires. These tickets can be picked up at the Community Resources Office at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) in downtown Napa. Each ticket is valid for 1 of the 10 film screenings below. Please note, reselling of tickets is prohibited. LINCOLN THEATER ACORN and the Firestorm When: Wednesday, November 8th, 2:00pm. Synopsis: ACORN, America’s largest grassroots community organizing group, became a major player in the 2008 presidential election that resulted in Barack Obama’s historic victory. Big businesses, Republicans, and right-wing activists took issue with the group, firing accusations of voter fraud and government waste at the left-leaning organization. The conservative opposition found unexpected allies in a pair of amateur journalists who posed as a pimp and prostitute hoping to expose ACORN via hidden-camera. The ensuing political drama spawned the now omnipresent Breitbart Media, and served as a prescient foreshadowing of today’s political climate. In an age where fake news and truthiness obscure reality, ACORN and the Firestorm tells a moving story about what lies beneath a divided America. Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen When: Thursday, November 9th, [...]

2610, 2017

Experience NVFF17 at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This summer, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) proudly revealed its nine unique screening venues playing host to 124 films and Q&As featured at the festival.  Today, we’d like to shine a spotlight on our most intimate screening location – The Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.  Nestled north of Napa in beautiful St. Helena, Farmstead is the culmination point of all of the produce, beef, lamb, and wine produced in the expansive Long Meadow Ranch area.    The ranch follows a creed of sustainable farming that relies on green energy to fuel its vineyards, olive groves, organic produce, grassfed highland beef, and honey. Farmstead proudly showcases these world-class products in its restaurant, which creates seasonal menus celebrating local cuisine, and you can experience all of this at this year’s festival. To complement the food and wine, NVFF curated a stellar and inspirational film line up for those lucky enough to grab a plush seat in the 80-seat theater. Read more below to see the breakdown of all of the experiences taking place at Farmstead for this year’s festival. WINE AND ARTISAN PAVILIONS The Farmstead Summer Music Series has held the standard for great live music in the [...]

2510, 2017

Will Ferrell, The Triple Threat

By | October 25th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Triple Threat: Someone in a particular field who exhibits three skills that are necessary to excel. For this year's Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Tribute Will Ferrell, these “triple threat” skills are unique, thought-provoking, and hilarious. As a comedian, Ferrell has starred in some of the biggest comedies of the last 20 years. His standout performances in Saturday Night Live, Elf, Old School, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, Step-Brothers, and The Other Guys are unforgettable. In fact, the case could be made that Will Ferrell is one of the most popular actors of this century — bringing laughs to small children, teenagers and adults with his modern day comedy classics. But his talent does not stop there. Ferrell has also shown his dramatic chops with films like Stranger Than Fiction and Everything Must Go — for which he received great acclaim for bringing depth to his characters. Ferrell even received Golden Globe nominations for Stranger Than Fiction and The Producers. When Will is not in front of the camera, he also develops and produces projects through his own films through Gary Sanchez Productions. This production company has produced many of the aforementioned films, along with the hilarious and acclaimed Eastbound and Down. Ferrell has also become a [...]

2410, 2017

The NVFF17 Culinary Theater Schedule

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Join us at this year’s NVFF Culinary Theater at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)’s new facility, the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa. Directors, documentary subjects and actors from our festival films are paired with local CIA and guest chefs as well as wine experts and Sommeliers to cook up a variety of mouth-watering dishes and share culinary insights. Members of this audience will enjoy samples and wine pairings with all demos. Discover what culinary demonstration is right for you in the day-by-day breakdown of the NVFF17 Culinary Theater schedule: Wednesday, November 8 Next Level Food and Wine for Film 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wine Spectator Senior Editor MaryAnn Worobiec, CIA Chef Sandy Sauter, and Robin Akhurst bring new meaning to film, food, and wine. They’ll show us how to prepare for an extremely flavorful movie watching experience. Thursday, November 9 Cooking at Home with Lou Diamond Phillips 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. You might know actor Lou Diamond Phillips from La Bamba, Courage Under Fire, and The 33, but most of us didn’t know what a star he is in the kitchen. A Chopped Champions runner-up, Lou will cook for this [...]

NVFF18 • NOV 7 - 11

NVFF18 • NOV 7 – 11