Napa Valley Film Festival

John Travolta to receive career achievement award at NVFF

John Travolta to receive career achievement award at NVFF (Full Schedule)

He's stayin' alive. And in our hearts. Famed ageless wonder known as John Travolta is set to unlock a career achievement award at this year's edition of the Napa Valley Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, NVFF organizers say they will also hold special tributes for actor Bruce Dern ("Legendary Actor"), and actor-writer...
Spotlight - Film Review

All-star cast propels ‘Spotlight’ (Review)

Mark Ruffalo. Michael Keaton. Rachel McAdams. Liev Schreiber. John Slattery. Stanley Tucci. Together, in one movie? Yes. That would be Spotlight. And it's a monster. Tom McCarthy's newsroom drama will surely go down as one of the year's best films. Based on true events surrounding the take-down of the Catholic Church in...
Son of Saul - Independent Film Review

‘Son of Saul’ an astonishing, devastating experience not to be missed

At filmmaker Lázló Nemes' request, Son of Saul screened at MVFF using a gorgeous, organic 35mm print. Interestingly, after opening promos, the screen and drapes re-sized to a 4:3 aspect ratio. Odd, I thought. I suspected this was an artistic choice. It gives the viewer little relief, and contributes to...

Sun Valley Film Festival announces lineup

Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster is a featured guest this year.

Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Jury Winners, Audience Favorites

NVFF, now in its second year, more than doubled in size.

Napa Valley Film Festival Tributes: Alan Cumming, James Marsden, Imogen Poots, Adam Driver

Access Hollywood's Billy Bush to host special night. The 3rd annual Napa Valley Film Festival runs November 7 - 11 at venues in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

What’s on Your iPod: Chef Michael Chiarello

Ryan Secreast, David Beckham and film stars such as Julia Roberts (and others during the Napa Valley Film Festival) have been spotted dining at Bottega.

Wine documentary ‘SOMM’ to premiere at Napa Valley Film Festival (Trailer)

The film follows four talented young sommeliers as they cram for the grueling, notoriously difficult Master Sommelier exam.

Napa Valley Film Festival announces Jury Awards and Audience Favorites

Festival Also Honored Jeffrey Wright for Humanitarian Work and Exceptional Acting, Along with Actresses Judy Greer and Felicity Jones at its Tribute Program hosted by Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush
Jay and Mark Duplass - Jeff Who Lives at Home

Filmmaker Insight: Brothers Duplass (Kevin, Jeff Who Lives at Home)

The Duplass brother's new films, Jeff Who Lives at Home starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms and doc Kevin have been burning up the indie film circuit including the Mill Valley and Napa Valley Film Festivals.