Join us for two special events that match wine tastings and film
Friday, September 16 at 5:00 pm
Summerfield Cinemas Garden Court
Traveling throughout Portugal, including the islands of the Azores, the filmmakers have documented select historical wine regions under multiple threats. From the building of second homes to European Union mandates; from financial hardship to the unwillingness of a younger generation to follow, Portugal is very close to losing important elements of its wine culture and history. Mother Vine is an effort to introduce European and American audiences to just what is at stake as Portugal encounters modernization. Through humor and pathos, the film follows the practices and dignified labor of winemakers in regions unknown to many, but the most traveled. Can hundreds of years of wine culture be saved? Mother Vine ultimately says “yes.”
Director Ken Payton will host a wine tasting after the screening of rare wines explored in the film.
Sunday, September 18th 2:00pm
In a Dreamland in 3D
Paula, a young and aggressive executive, travels to Rioja Alavesa to attend a conference. After a series of setbacks, she meets “Vinfo”, the elf of wine. By his side, she will discover the natural resources of Rioja Alavesa and will explore its villages and countryside. She becomes immersed in a magical story that will forever change her life.
After the screening there will be a tasting of fine Rioja Alavesa wines including:
Bodegas Loli Casado • Lapuebla de Labarca • Rioja Alavesa
In a Dreamland will be shown with two other short films,
9th Day of Creation (44 minutes, 2011, Spain) figure (25 minutes, 2010, Spain)
Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased at the door.