FILM SERIES   |   THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 7PM — MAY 7, 14, 21 & 28

We are pleased to collaborate with Wine Enthusiast Magazine on a series celebrating the often-complementary arts of the motion picture and wine production. Each screening will be followed by a tasting of select wines. (You must be 21 or over to participate in the pouring.)

ADMISSION FOR THESE PROGRAMS: $12  (CFI MEMBERS $8)

BOTTLE SHOCK

IN PERSON: WINE JUDGES DR. VALERY UHL & MICHAEL HANTMAN
WINE ENTHUSIAST EDITOR VIRGINIE BOONE

Based on a true story, this charming comedy-drama recreates the events leading up to the famous Paris Tastings of 1976, during which Napa wines bested the exalted French wines in a blind tasting and put California wines on the map for good. Starring Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Dennis Farina and Eliza Dushku. Rated PG-13. Director: Randall Miller. (US 2008) 110 min.

Post-film discussion with Dr. Valery Uhl and Michael Hantman, both judges for the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Thursday, May 7  •  7:00

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SOMM

IN PERSON: MASTER SOMMELIER & FILM SUBJECT GEOFF KRUTH
WINE ENTHUSIAST EDITOR JIM GORDON

How much do you think you know about wine? Somm takes us on a humorous, emotional and illuminating tour of a mysterious world: the Court of Master Sommeliers and the intimidating Master Sommelier Exam, covering every nuance of the world of wine and spirits. Since the Court’s inception almost 40 years ago, fewer than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level, and this film offers the ultimate insider’s look. Writer/Director: Jason Wise. (US 2012) 93 min. plus discussion.

Thursday, May 14  •  7:00

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 A YEAR IN CHAMPAGNE

IN PERSON: FILMMAKER DAVID KENNARD
& FILM SUBJECT MARTINE SAUNIER
WINE ENTHUSIAST EDITOR VIRGINIE BOONE

Bubbles aren’t the entire story of Champagne, since only sparkling wine produced within the boundaries of the Champagne region in France can truly use the name. With wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse of the real Champagne through six different houses, from small independents like Champagne Saint-Chamant to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger. Writer/Director: David Kennard. (US/France 2014) 82 min.

Thursday, May 21  •  7:00

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CORKED!

IN PERSON: FILMMAKERS ROSS CLANDENEN, PAUL HAWLEY
&  JEFFREY WEISSMAN

“Tasty and easy enough to swallow” (Los Angeles Times), this uproarious satire on the wine industry takes the form of a “mockumentary” about four Sonoma County wineries competing for the coveted “Golden Cluster” award, with witty observations along the way targeting vintners, sommeliers, critics, marketers and know-it-all fans. The ensemble cast includes Ross Clendenen and Jeffrey Weissman. Directors: Ross Clendenen, Paul Hawley. (US 2009) 90 min. plus discussion.

Thursday, May 28 •  7:00

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