.Christina Julian

Nov 6, 2019

Reality Grip

As locals reel over the Kincade fire, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), running Nov. 13–17, keeps a grip on reality with apt screenings...
May 15, 2019

Lost Weekend

Amy Poehler, left, and a cast of SNL alums have a bawdy, wine-soaked time in 'Wine Country.' Take your average girls' getaway. Pair it...
Nov 6, 2018

Art into Action

Two movements have dominated discussions in 2018: gender equality and action over outrage, topics that reign at this week's Napa Valley Film Festival, running...
Oct 31, 2017

The Show Goes On

Nearly a month after the North Bay wildfires ravaged the land, the Napa Valley Film Festival charges forward as planned. The decision to carry on...
Nov 2, 2016

Burgundy Carpet

In the razzed-about flick Cocktail, Tom Cruise preferred his drinks flipped and fruity, but for local filmmaker Alan Kropf, it's all about the underdog/top-dog...
Nov 4, 2015

Reel Fun

Anniversaries are a lot like birthdays: they either live up to the hype or stop short of it. When the Napa Valley Film Festival celebrates...
Nov 5, 2014

Screen Time

Not even the rumble of the Napa quake could stop the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) from going off Nov. 12–16. Mention the word "lounge"...
Nov 6, 2013

Movies on the Move

Year three of the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) throws off elitist hints of Tinseltown in favor of come-one, come-all camaraderie, according to festival...