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Deerfield Ranch will open Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival


Deerfield Ranch will be the Festival's opening night film. - Sept. 15
Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM"

Ben Affleck's crime thriller


Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, until he falls for Claire. Based on the book "Prince of Thieves". Outdoors film starts at 8pm.

IN THE CAVE 6:30pm

Preceded by:  THE MUSIC LESSON  - in Deerfield Cave. Boston Youth Symphony goes to Kenya to share classical music with kids who play African traditional music. Kenyan drummer Oneko and filmmakers appear IN PERSON and will lead a live Drumming Session. Bring your Drums! Events start at 6pm.



Thurs. - Sept. 16 Deerfield Ranch

Outdoors "Films al FrescoTM" 8pm 

HAVANA EVA   (Fina Torres, Venezuela, Cuba, 100 mins.)

In a Havana, shaken by Fidel's retirement, a young seamstress, trapped in a sweatshop job, dreams of designing beautiful dresses. Frustrated by her lazy, though adorable Cuban boyfriend, she meets a sophisticated ex-patriot Cuban-American who dazzles her with a glamorous future. After many deceptions and surprises, Eva has to choose between the two men she loves. Hers is an unexpected decision... a sexy humorous metaphor of Cuba's options for the future.


Preceded by: In the Cave at 6:30pM

TO DREAM OF CUBA  (Juan Eduardo Garcia, USA, Cuba, 70 mins.)

You can take a Cuban out of Cuba, but you can't take Cuba out of a Cuban. This exploration of the art and passion of Cuban music is jam packed with great rhythms and songs that take us to the farthest corners of the island. We follow the lead of the lyrics (finely translated with subtitles) of Israel Sardiñas , formerly of the great Cuban band Van Van. Unable to return to Cuba, he sings about his homeland in every tune, especially of his love of the Cuban women.

Director Juan Eduardo Garcia, also a percussionist, is expected to attend.


In the Cave: 8:15pm SEPARATE ADMISSION!

BIG BIRDING DAY, (David Wilson, 13mins.)

A glimpse into the world of competitive bird watching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours. David Watson in Person.


Skylight, (David Bass, Canada, 5 mins.) An animated mock documentary about the ecological plight of penguins in the Antarctic, possibly foretelling cataclysmic results for the rest of the world.


KRAFTUR (Iceland, 47 mins.)

If you had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to race, would you leave knowing your horse could never return? Due to Icelandic health regulations, rider Thórarinn Eymundsson must leave his energetic stallion Kraftur frá Bringu in Holland if he wants to leave Iceland to participate in the 2007 World Championship for the Icelandic Horse in the Netherlands. The crew follows Eymundsson and Kraftur frá Bringu from training sessions and riding trips at their home in Skagafjördur, north Iceland, to the championship in the Netherlands.

Icelandic Horses and Breeders Are Invited! (arrive early to see them!)


Fri. - Sept. 17 6:30pm Deerfield Ranch In The Cave


SNIFF (Barry Stone, USA, 90 mins.) Festival World Premiere

You'll laugh! You'll cry. You wish you were a dog! Two British concierges of a high-end dog hotel collaborate on a doc. about dogs.

Barry & Kim Stone, The Chiplings, Maurice Godin and a pack of Dog Stars IN PERSON!




Fri. Sept. 17 8pm Deerfield Under the Stars


(Stephan Komandarev, Bulgaria, 105 mins.)

Alex, aided by his charismatic grandfather, embarks on a spiritual journey on a tandem bike in an attempt to overcome amnesia caused by a car accident that killed his parents. The two cross half Europe, and play backgammon, the simplest, and yet the most complex of all games. That game, the voyage, and Grandpa's loving guidance lead Alex to the realization of who he is and where he is from. Bulgarian OscarTM Submission.


Sat. Sept. 18 6:30pm Deerfield In The Cave

VIOLIN MASTERS, Two Gentlemen of Cremona

350 years ago two violin makers from the same town, from the same block, made the most sought after violins ever achieved. Everyone has heard of Antonio Stradivari, but few have heard of Guarneri del Gesu. Why? Through interviews and in-depth looks at the instruments themselves, John Forsen's documentary offers a unique view into how history makes our legends, and how each instrument maker's deeply personal relationship with his creation influences the relationship between a player and his instrument. Special guest in person!


Precedes the Outdoor Show....

Sat. Sept. 18 8pm Deerfield Under the Stars



(Percy & Felix Adlon, Germany, Austria, 98 mins.)

We celebrate the career of Percy Adlon whose BAGDAD CAFE, SALMONBERRIES (with k.d. Lang) and Rosalie Goes Shopping highlight film style he calls "Poetic Realism." Father-son, writing-directing duo, Felix and Percy Adlon, create a new film that depicts the relationship between Gustav Mahler and his wife, Alma, as recalled by Gustav in an entertaining therapy session with Sigmund Freud.

Barbara Romaner up everything to devote herself to her husband. Alma's affair with Walter Gropius is a manifestation of her ever-growing frustration with the life she has chosen.




Photo Caption: Anthony LaPagliia stars in BALIBO CONSLPIRACY about journalists killed in the line of work.


Sun. Sept. 19th 5:30 pm


Conducted by SSU Professor Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff of Project Censored - the international organization that teaches students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society. Murder, (as shown in BALIBO) after all, is the ultimate form of censorship.. On the panel are filmmakers and guests of DO NO HARM and BREAKING NEWS, BREAKING DOWN.


Sun. Sept. 19th In the Cave at 6:30pm



A Dartmouth prof. and kids from both sides of war-torn Mostar in Bosnia put their differences aside to perform Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Art triumphs over hatred. Director Steve Nemsick In Person!



Sun. Sept. 19th 8pm Deerfield Under the Stars

BALIBO CONSPIRACY (Robert Connolly, Australia)

Based on true events, BALIBO recounts the tragic plight of five journalists (2 Australian, 2 Briton and a New Zealander) in 1975 in East Timor, one of Australia's closest neighbor. Anthony LaPaglia gives a tour-de-force performance as Roger East who goes to East Timor to investigate the journalists' disappearance. Journalists are still being targeted," Connolly laments.

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