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We’re upping your stay-at-home movie game with cinema favorites from our VBWFF filmmakers!

And VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley has paired them with the perfect vino for your binge-watching pleasure!

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James Pravasilis, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and His Film Picks!

James Pravasilis,

Meet James Pravasilis! A born-and-bred New Yorker, “Three Grand Souls” is James’s second produced film that he has written and starred in. “The Prime”, his first produced short that he also wrote and starred in was screened at Vero Beach in 2018. He has co-starred in television shows such as “Ray Donovan”, “The Deuce”, “Billions” and “The Blacklist”. He shot his first Hollywood feature film opposite Sacha Baron Cohen called “Trial of the Chicago 7”, directed by Aaron Sorkin back in December and continues to stay in demand and busy even through these trying times. James is excited to once again be at this great Festival.

 He recommends. . .

three grand souls

Three Grand Souls

A Post Traumatic Love story. Chuck a former Special forces vet suffering from PTSD wastes away in a motel room drinking himself to death meets Melinda, a brazen but beautiful prostitute who tries to save his broken soul, But is her soul darker than his?

EARLY WORKS OF EVENTUAL GREATS

Close Encounters (1977)

One of my all-time favorite films, yes it’s a Hollywood Blockbuster. But it’s such a powerful well-paced well-written story and the special effects of the time were beautiful and set a precedent. I think this film shows a nice bridge between independent films and a writer’s and directors intention and the ability to bring it to the mainstream. And from what I hear this Steven Spielberg guy made a little bit of a name for himself in the business also.

Available on Vudu, Hulu and Sling TV.

Suggested Pairing:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Caymus Vineyards
Napa Valley

Citizen Kane (1941)

Considered one of the best films if not the best film in history. This film shows how an actor like Orson Welles can become a filmmaker and bridge the gap between the two. Most people forget that actors in the early part of the industry have to wear many hats as producers, directors, writers, and of course actors.

Available on HBO Max, YouTube, and Amazon Prime.

Suggested Pairing:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Typesetter
Vinum Cellars Napa Valley

Clerks (1994)

This film always makes me realize anyone has a shot of filmmaking and can make a huge career out of it. I’ve never met Kevin Smith personally but I have a lot of different friends who have and say he is an ordinary guy. Very inspiring.

Available on HuluAmazon Prime, and iTunes.

Suggested Pairing:
Chardonnay
BUTTER
JaM CELLARS

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Bob Celli + Laura Delano, VBWFF 2020 Filmmakers and Their Film Picks!

bob & laura

Meet Bob Celli and Laura Delano, the award winning team who form DELANOCELLI PRODUCTIONS. Together they have worked extensively in New York City as producers and as actors. They made the switch to telling stories on film as a way to have their work be seen by more audiences globally. Bob has appeared in Gotham, The Blacklist, The Onion News Network and various independent films. Laura has appeared in Fame, Slow Dancing in the Big City, The Warriors, The Chosen, and Stardust Memories.

They recommend. . .

the keeper

The Keeper

What happens when two people, who are looking for two different things, meet? Living in a hectic world we can easily lose sight of the fact that we yearn for connection. Does the longing for these connections make us take more risks? At what cost?

films to Keep you on the edge of your seat munching popcorn

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 neo-noir mystery film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. The plot follows the interrogation of Roger “Verbal” Kint, a small-time con man, who is one of only two survivors of a massacre and fire on a ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles. Brilliantly uses misdirection and plays with your perceptions. It’s just masterful storytelling. It has a stellar cast lead Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey.

Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Vudu.

Suggested Pairing:
Trésor
Ferrari Carano
Sonoma County Red Wine

Run Lola Run (1998)

A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride, RUN LOLA RUN is the internationally acclaimed sensation about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out for Lola and if she doesn’t replace the money in twenty minutes, someones going to suffer severe consequences.

Available on Amazon Prime, Shudder and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Rosé
Pinot Noir of Vin Gris
Robert Sinskey

Get Out (2017)

Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. This movie has all the elements. It seamlessly weaves social commentary into a brilliantly effective, funny, scary, and thought-provoking, horror/thrill ride. Laura is not a horror person and she loved it.

Available on Amazon and Vudu

Available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and Vudu.

Suggested Pairing:
Maal
Imposible
Mendoza Argentina

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Chuck Fusca, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and His Film Picks!

chuck fusca

Meet Chuck Fusca! Chuck was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware.  From a young age, Chuck would create stories and make “movies” with his action figures, friends, and eventually a video camera.  Chuck began his acting career doing everything from Shakespeare to Mamet on stage before moving to film work and improv comedy.  He began writing screenplays 10 years ago and has recently focused on comedy.  He is writing and producing Playground Punks, a sketch comedy webseries to debut in 2020.

He recommends. . .

candy canes

Candy Canes: A Short Holiday Film from Playground Punks

Candy Canes follows Jack as he tries to have a simple holiday date. When the doorbell rings, everything changes. It’s not always easy to be nice around the holidays.

FILMS TO CHEER YOU UP

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

The After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has down syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach and ally.

Available on Amazon Prime, Sling TV, and Vudu.

Suggested Pairing:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cannonball
California

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller), an employee at Life magazine, spends day after monotonous day developing photos for the publication. To escape the tedium, Walter inhabits a world of exciting daydreams in which he is the undeniable hero.

Available on AMC, Sling TV and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Village Red Blend
Secret Vines
Les Collines

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

Based on Truman Capote’s novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Prosecco
Bellini Cipriani
Prosecco, Italy

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Sydney O’Haire, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and Her Film Picks!

sydney o'haire

Meet Sydney O’Haire! Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida, Sydney graduated with an MFA in Cinema Directing from the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University. Her short film ‘Being Here’ is a raw drama based on Sydney’s true story. After spending a period of time in rehab, on the road to recovery, Sydney rediscovers her love for film.

She recommends. . .

being here poster

BEING HERE

Inspired by true events, “Being Here” follows the life of Charlie, a young woman in her late 20s, as her three months in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility are coming to a close. In fear of leaving her newfound safety bubble, Charlie resists moving on from rehab — defaulting to all of her unhealthy coping mechanisms that brought here there in the first place. Eventually, she is propelled to leave when her best friend, Joy (mid-50s), experiences a personal tragedy, which causes Charlie to clearly see her own life in someone else’s for the first time.

GREAT FILMS FOR GLOOMY DAYS

Short Term 12 (2013)

The film that made me want to make films. Calm and competent, Grace is a young counsellor at a California care unit for at-risk teens. However, her cool facade begins to crack in the pressure cooker atmosphere as she and some of the unruly residents are reminded of past and present abuses.

Available on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and iTunes.

Suggested Pairing:
The Counselor
River Pass Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Ratatouille (2007)

The film that I watch when I want to feel good. Remy dreams of becoming a great chef, despite being a rat in a definitely rodent-phobic profession. He moves to Paris to follow his dream, and with the help of hapless garbage boy Linguini he puts his culinary skills to the test in the kitchen.

Available on Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ and iTunes.

Suggested Pairing:
Cellier des Dauphins
Rēserve Grenache – Syrah Côtes du Rhône

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (1994)

The best film I’ve seen thus far in quarantine. France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent.

Available on Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
St. Supéry
Sauvignon Blanc

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Harley Wallen, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and His Film Picks!

Meet Harley Wallen, Swedish filmmaker and actor currently residing in Southeast Michigan. He is a self proclaimed “student” always looking to improve his craft both as an actor and filmmaker. His directorial influences are but not limited to Scorsese, Tarantino, Mann and Nolan. Harley is a husband, a father of 5, a retired Professional MMA fighter, world class Judo player who loves family, travel and the arts.

He recommends. . .

A BENNETT SONG HOLIDAY

A BENNETT SONG HOLIDAY

This is a sequel to the very successful family romantic comedy Bennett’s Song. A film about diversity in every which way from the color of our skins to our national origin with several deaf characters and adoption. We follow the Bennett Song family on their continued life experiences this time, through the holidays!

THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

Dirty Dancing (1987)

Frances “Baby” Houseman spends the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, and falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Available on Amazon Prime Hulu, and Sling TV.

Suggested Pairing:
Chardonnay
Dalliance Winery

The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 neo-noir mystery film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. The plot follows the interrogation of Roger “Verbal” Kint, a small-time con man, who is one of only two survivors of a massacre and fire on a ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles.

Available on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu and Sling TV.

Suggested Pairing:
Pinot Noir
Bee Hunter Wine

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions in this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Sling TV.

Suggested Pairing:
Pulp Friction Grapefruit IPA Beer
Motorworks Brewery

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

John Cranman, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and his film picks!

john cranman

A great film tells a story.  Bringing an audience to tears or laugh out loud laughter. VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker John Cranman relishes sharing his original visual stories with an audience.

Cranman’s list of cinema favorites are “Stories Great for Telling”. VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley savors the tales with fitting wines from the vines.

Don’t forget to download our BOX OFFICE BOTTLES Cinema Critique Cheat Sheet to record your wine and film notes.

Salut!

He recommends. . .

the promise

THE PROMISE

A childless elderly couple come to the end of their rope. But things are not what they appear.

STORIES GREAT FOR TELLING

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

In upstate New York, two men, and later, their sons must deal with the unforeseen consequences of their actions.

Available on Amazon Prime Hulu, and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Semi-Dry Riesling
Fox Run Vineyards

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Quirky tale. After losing his job and wife and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano winds up living with his parents. He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany, who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.
Available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

Suggested Pairing:
Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Oak

Signs (2002)

Everything that farmer Graham Hess assumed about the world is changed when he discovers a message – an intricate pattern of circles and lines – carved into his crops. As he investigates the unfolding mystery, what he finds will forever alter the lives of his brother and children.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and HBO Max.

Suggested Pairing:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
FARM NAPA VALLEY

Whiplash (2014)

Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. But Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and sanity.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Zinfandel
Lodi, California
Whiplash Wines

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Johnny Ray Gill, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and his film picks!

johnny ray gill

This week, meet Johnny Ray Gill, our VBWFF 2020 filmmaker, who brings us his List of Face-Slapping Indies! An outlandish collection of creative stories from different cultural perspectives. The City of Angels lends the award winning actor and filmmaker who you may know from his portrayals of ‘Kerwin’ on the critically acclaimed Sundance series Rectify. Or possibly from ‘Sam’ on WGN America’s universally celebrated UNDERGROUND. This very talented artist is also known for appearing in episodes of True Blood, Chicago PD, NCIS and Snowfall.

He recommends. . .

DVD & CHILL

In the City of Angels, a jungle filled with predators & opportunists perpetually on the prowl, Zora a beautifully exotic groupie wants nothing more than to rub shoulders with her celebrity obsession & Hollywood hunk Shemar Moor. So she arranges to spend the evening watching a DVD at her condo with Moor’s handsome slick tongued half-brother Cyrano in a ploy to use him as a stepping stone to Shemar.  But Cyrano, hip to the hustle, & out to quench the thirst of his own desire, plots to use his charm & the fame of his half-brother as bait to seduce Zora. And as their movie glimmers, these two sexy beasts hunt one another & by the end of an intimate evening, one will never be the same.

INDIES THAT SLAPPED ME ACROSS THE FACE

Bamboozled (2000)

Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the resulting violent fallout from the show’s success.
Available on Amazon and Xfinity.

Suggested Pairing:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Charles Woodson’s Intercept Wines

Slam (1998)

American independent drama film directed, co-written and co-produces by Marc Levin. It tells the story of a young African-American man whose talent for poetry is hampered by his social background.  Available on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

Suggested Pairing:
Harmony Rose
Boyz II Men
Chateau Auguste

Carn (2012)

Carn is an incredibly accomplished graduation film from French animator, Jeff Le Bars. It tells the story of a lost boy freezing in the wilderness who makes a pact with a dying wolf to protect her cubs in exchange for her own life.
Available on shortoftheweek.com

Suggested Pairing:
Torres 10 Imperial Reserva Brandy
Torres Brandy

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Camy DeMario, VBWFF 2020 Filmmaker and her Favorite Film Picks!

Camy DeMario

Click here to meet author Camy De Mario. Born and raised in Milan, Italy. Camy De Mario moved to the United States in 1995. At a young age she discovered a passion for drawing, storytelling and cartoon character designs. As an adult, she became a children’s book writer and illustrator. Camy collaborates with other authors as a freelance illustrator and is Vice President of the renowned “Vero Beach Art Club” in Vero Beach, Florida.

She recommends. . .

the world of happy

Happy, the red sea star, is at the beach sharing an art class with his young students, when Floppy, the seagull, lands and warns of a strong storm approaching. They all run to the pink cave to take shelter for the night. The next day Bella is very upset for the messy beaches left by the storm. While they decide to clean up, Floppy takes a flight around the island and discovers someone in real need of help….

The 4 Best Films to Bring Magic into Your Life!

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

After reading the book, Camy couldn’t wait to watch the film. Sandra Oh travels through Italy covering a true story and Camy DeMario remembers her childhood home.San Francisco writer Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) travels to Italy and impulsively buys an aging, but very charming, villa. She finds herself immersed in a life-changing adventure. Available at Hulu, Amazon and YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Belnero Toscana
Banfi Wines

The DaVinci Code (2006)

The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery thriller, directed by Ron Howard and based on best-selling novel of the same name written by award winning author Dan Brown. Available at Amazon, iTunes and Hulu.

Suggested Pairing:
Chianti
DaVinci Wines

The Lion King (1994)

Follow a popular lion cub’s journey to adulthood in this widely popular Disney animated picture.  Available at Amazon, iTunes and Disney+.

Suggested Pairing:
Napa Valley Red Wine
Lion Tamer

Finding Nemo (2003)

This stunning Pixar Animation Studios film is a computer-animated adventure that takes place under the sea with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion.  Available at Amazon, iTunes and Disney+.

Suggested Pairing:
Vermentino Di Sardegna
ARAGOSTA WINES

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

gaspar gonzalez

Meet Gaspar González director of VBWFF 2020 Official Selection, Errol Flynn’s Ghost: Hollywood in Havana. His credits include the national PBS release Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, the Grantland short doc Gay Talese’s Address Book, and the ESPN 30 for 30 Short The Guerrilla Fighter.  His film, Havana House, was a selection of AFI Docs and winner of the Audience Award at the 2017 Miami Film Festival.

He recommends…

errol flynn's ghost

In the 1940s and ’50s, Havana boasted more movie theatres than even New York City. Almost all of them showed Hollywood films. Errol Flynn’s Ghost chronicles this phenomenon, while recalling the last great real-life adventure of the legendary Hollywood swashbuckler: the Cuban revolution.

DOCS YOU CAN DANCE TO

Monterey Pop (Dir. D.A. Pennebaker; 1968)

Featuring performances by popular artists of the 1960s, this concert film highlights the music of the 1967 California festival.

Available on YouTube.

Suggested Pairing:
Monterey Chardonnay
LA CREMA WINERY

When We Were Kings (Dir. Leon Gast; 1996)

On October 30, 1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: the “Rumble in the Jungle” between champion George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali.

Available on Amazon Prime & Hulu.

Suggested Pairing:
California Cabernet Sauvignon
UPPERCUT WINERY

Buena Vista Social Club (Dir. Wim Wenders; 1999)

This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country’s finest musicians to record an album.

Available on Hulu, HBO & iTunes.

Suggested Pairing:
2014 Founder’s Red Wine
Sonoma County
BUENA VISTA

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Filmmaker and Artist Barry Shapiro and his film picks!

barry shapiro

Click here to meet Barry Shapiro, Emmy and Clio award-winning filmmaker and artist started his career as an apprentice art restorer, turned illustrator, and became a regular contributor to New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Travel and Leisure. Continuing his dual interest in both film and art, his latest work was featured in a virtual show at the Brownstone Art Gallery in Brooklyn New York during the pandemic.

He recommends. . .

STRONG STORIES FOR TOUGH TIMES

Passengers (2016)

Social distancing to the extreme.

Available at Amazon.

Suggested Pairing:
Impossible Malbec
MAAL Wines

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Cinderella with Chinese food.

Available at Amazon, Hulu and HBO

Suggested Pairing:
Bordeaux
Château Latour

Whale Rider (2002)

Overcoming differences and becoming a true leader.

Available at Amazon and iTunes.

Suggested Pairing:
Napa Sauvignon Blanc 

Materra Wines

The Island (2005)

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in sci-fi intrigue.

Available on Amazon and iTunes.

Suggested Pairing:
The Illusionist Cabernet Sauvignon
Sleight of Hand Cellars

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Sean Cisterna, Director, "From the Vine", VBWFF 2020 Official Selection and his film picks!

sean cisterna

Click here to meet Sean Cisterna! Rounding out the list of this multi award-winning Canadian filmmaker is his critically acclaimed teen cancer drama Kiss and Cry (2017), which topped the English-Canadian box office upon its release.

He recommends. . .

From The Vine is the story of a downtrodden CEO experiencing a moral crisis that travels back to Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. He discovers new life by reviving his Nonno’s old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and reconnecting with his family in the process.

MY PERSONAL MOTION PICTURE PICKS FOR PANDEMICS AND PLAGUES (of course)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Having just shot From the Vine, my last feature film, in Italy, I was reminded of this beautiful 1988 film about a young boy who escapes from his war-torn Sicilian village to a cinema. There, the projectionist instills in the boy a deep love of films.

Available at Amazon.

Suggested Pairing:
Grillo – Hyperion Winery
Nero D’Avolo – Hyperion Winery

Barton Fink (1991)

Every time I have some writer’s block, I put on Barton Fink, the 1991 Coen Brother’s film about a struggling New York intellectual playwright who accepts an offer to write a B-movie script in LA in the early 1940s.

Available at Amazon.

Suggested Pairing:
Napa Valley Red Blend
Conundrum

Kiss and Cry (2017)

Based on the remarkable true story of Carley Allison, a young woman who finds love just as she is diagnosed with an incredibly rare 1 in 3.5 billion type of cancer. The film stars Sarah Fisher, who was Carley Allison’s real life best friend – and her performance is incredibly moving. The film was screened in festivals around the globe, and is currently on Netflix worldwide. Plus, I know the director really well 😉 

Available on Netflix.

Suggested Pairing:
Summer in a Bottle
Wölffer Estate Vineyard

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

Xaque Gruber, VBWFF Filmmaker of the Week and His Favorite Film Picks!

xaque gruber

Click here to meet Xaque Gruber, director, writer, and producer of “THE”.  His first film, a comedy short entitled “The Pistol,” premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

He recommends. . .

the movie poster

THE” is the most commonly used word in the English language accounting for four percent of everything we say, yet she is unable to exist by herself. An elder in the language, she struggles to understand where she belongs in an ever evolving world.

The 3 Best Films That Feature the Subject of Writers and Writing!

The Lives of Others (2006)

A dramatic/mystery/thriller in German language with subtitles. 1984, East Berlin, an agent of the secret police conducts surveillance on a writer and his lover, and becomes obsessed with their lives. Available on Amazon Prime and Vudu.

Suggested Pairing:
Reisling Kabinett
Heiz Eifel Vineyard

Midnight In Paris (2011)

A time-traveling Woody Allen comedy in which a young American screenwriter, while visiting Paris with his fiancee, finds himself going back to the 1920s to meet with the greats of art, music and literature every day at midnight. Available on Amazon Prime and Vudu

Suggested Pairing:
Cotes-Du-Rhone
Saint Cosme Vineyard

Zorba The Greek (1964)

Both outrageous comedy and painfully sad drama intermingle in this story of an uptight British writer who travels to Crete on a business trip. His life is forever changed when he meets the gregarious Zorba. Available on Amazon Prime and Vudu

Suggested Pairing:
Viognier
Miner Vineyard

VBWFF Wine Director Bob Stanley, host of Box Office Bottles, gives tongue in cheek tasting notes for this week's film selections!

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