Sonoma International Film Festival, Sonoma
If filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has taught us anything, it’s that one should always go big with both cinema and wine. But until his career capping Megalopolis hits screens (it’s only now in production) or the latest vintage of his Director’s Cut Pinot Noir starts pouring, we should busy ourselves with proportionate pairings of film and wine, courtesy of the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF).
This year, the fest celebrates its 26th year with 110 cinematic experiences unspooling over five days in Sonoma. Among the selection of award-winning features, thought-provoking documentaries and piquant short films is the world premiere of director Marc Turtletaub’s much anticipated Jules, starring Ben Kingsley, Harriet Sansom Harris, Jane Curtin, Zoe Winters and Jade Quon.
Here’s the logline: When an elderly man in a small town receives an unexpected visitor, his life and the lives of two women in his community are upended completely in this delightful comedic drama.
Audiences can get a gander of the stars onscreen and off this week when the director and much of his cast (Kingsley, Harris, Winters and Quon) personally attend the premiere as well as a subsequent VIP party, Wednesday, March 22. To reserve your ticket, visit sonomafilmfest.org or visit the SIFF Box Office at 117 West Napa St., Sonoma. — Bohemian Staff