After a Sneak Preview Night (Tuesday, November 12) discussion of Alexander Payne’s brand-new film Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte, NVFF will certainly open formally with the extremely prepared for movie, August: Osage County, guided by John Wells and starring Meryl Streep and also Julia Roberts. Two screenings will happen the evening of Wednesday, November 13 at the Napa Valley Opera House, complied with by an Opening Night VIP Dinner Party, hosted by Benchmark Wine Group along the Napa Riverfront.On Thursday, November 14, the Napa Valley Opera House will hold a red rug testing of Saving Mr. Banks, guided by John Lee Hancock (The Blindside) and also starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and also Colin Farrell. Mr. Hancock and Mr. Farrell will certainly be in participation with other special visitors. Complying with the movie, members of the festival’s special Patron Circle as well as Pass Plus owners join filmmakers and sponsors at the most significant party of the week at 500 First Street in Napa for the amazing Festival Gala from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. At the Gala, guests will certainly appreciate real-time entertainment from six different acts, as well as culinary offerings as well as exclusive red wine pairings from more than 25 Napa Valley top cooks and wineries. As the night goes on into the wee hrs, the party will certainly debut a VIP lounge on the building’s mezzanine degree for mixed drinks, nibbles and late evening dancing.
On Friday, November 15, Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush will organize the Celebrity Tribute Program at The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theatre in Yountville. Billy will reveal video clip emphasize reels as well as carry out onstage interviews with Festival honorees, Director John Lee Hancock, and Rising Stars Dianna Agron and also Miles Teller. Extra guest of honors are anticipated to be announced. Complying with the ceremony, there will be a VIP after-party funded by The Hollywood Reporter at Groezinger’s Lounge.On Saturday, November 16, NVFF hosts the New Power Lunch: Celebrating Women Making a Difference in Film at 500 First Street. The lunch will certainly recognize the women behind the motivational and influential films Anita and also Sewing Hope, as well as raising funds for the NVFF’s year-round Education & Outreach Programs. On Saturday evening, NVFF Patrons, filmmakers and also VIPS will attend a testing of Philomena, starring Dame Judi Dench and also Steve Coogan, at the Yountville Community Centre Theatre, adhered to by a collection of 18 delightful Winemaker/ Filmmaker Dinners, featuring the Valley’s many well-known wines and also price.
On Sunday, November 17, NVFF will close the celebration with the powerful film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick as well as starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. The screening at the Napa Valley Opera House will certainly be followed by NVFF’s Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party organized by NBC Bay Area weeknight support, Raj Mathai.
NVFF will certainly additionally debut a new LifeStyle Pavilion this year, which will certainly be centrally situated in downtown Napa’s Oxbow District. Here, credentialed pass owners will appreciate interactive exhibitions, everyday film industry panels as well as cooking demonstrations, and also a selection of premier red wines or rejuvenating chalices of Stella Artois. The four celebration villages will likewise hold individual Wine Pavilions in each town for passholders from 2:30– 5:00 p.m., Friday– Sunday.For information
or to purchase passes, see NapaValleyFilmFest.orgor call 707-226-7500.