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News: 08/15/2017

31st Wine Country Film Festival coming up next month



The dates for the 31st season of the Wine Country Film Festival (WCFF) are Sept. 22-24.

Films from around the world, seminars and workshops, and receptions will take place in select venues in Kenwood and Glen Ellen, including the Kenwood Depot, the Event Room at the Fire Station, and new this year, the amphitheater at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen.

“We discovered the amphitheater last fall and fell in love with it,” said Cynthia Young, WCFF associate director. “Built in honor of Marilyn Smith, a patron of the arts and former executive director of the Mountain Play Association in Marin County, this outdoor venue is the perfect place to screen movies. It is simply spectacular.” Picnics are welcome. Rainy Day Chocolate and Café will sell food each night, and wine will be sold by Quarryhill volunteers. Please no outside alcohol. Chairs will be provided and low-back chairs and blankets are welcome.

Back by popular demand cinematographer and local Oakmont resident Jack Green will host a Cinema Master Class. Green is an American camera operator turned director of photography who is noted for his somber visual sensibility and long, fruitful collaboration with Clint Eastwood.

Charlie Arturaola, a world-renowned sommelier, will conduct a comprehensive lecture and tasting on wine at the Kenwood Depot, followed by the U.S. premiere of his latest film, The Duel of Wine, in the Quarryhill amphitheater.

According to the American Wine Association, Arturaola has one of the 10 best palates in the world. One sip and he can tell you the complete history of the wine.

Volunteers are needed at each venue. Contact Cynthia Young at cynthiayoung103@gmail.com, if you would like to help out.

Local Passes are now available at brownpapertickets.com. Individual film tickets and events can be purchased in advance beginning Sept. 7, or at the door day of show. Cash only.

Look for announcements on the film festival’s website www.wcff.us. Complete program details will be available Sept. 7.

A printed program will be available at each venue.

Call 935-3456 weekdays if you have any questions.



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