Mendocino Film Festival playing May 31 – June 2
This year’s independent films will screen in the Mendocino village at the Festival Tent (across the Hill House Inn, Mendocino), Matheson Performing Arts Center (Mendocino High School) and additionally, in Fort Bragg (Coast Cinemas), Point Arena (Arena Theater), Willits (Noyo Theatre) and Anderson Valley (Balo Vineyards),
This year the Mendocino Film Festival’s TAKE 8 KICK-OFF EVENT will be at the MacCallum House on Wednesday, May 22, with dinner beginning at 5:00 pm. Located on Albion Street in Mendocino where dining on Executive Chef Alan Kantor’s delicious meals has become an annual tradition for the Mendocino Film Festival kickoff. Dine in the comfy cafe, have libations at the Grey Whale Bar, or in the dining room. Proceeds benefit the Mendocino Film Festival. Tickets to the Festival’s films will be available for early purchase at the kickoff event. For reservations call 707-937-0289.
Enjoy wine tasting Event & Special Screenings with Jason Wise’s film, SOMM, which is a documentary following four friends quest to pass one of the most difficult and secretive tests on the planet: The Master Sommelier exam. Fewer than 5% have passed the infamous exam in its 40 year history. Wise’s film follows the four across the globe as they prepare for the most difficult challenge of their lives.
Mendocino Event: Wine tasting & screening of the film SOMM wine tasting, Saturday, June 1, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm., at Glendeven Inn, 8205 North Highway 1, and in Mendocino on Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 pm., at the Festival Tent, with Goldeneye winery pouring prior to the screening. Tickets $35 wine tasting and film screening ( in advance only; no passes ) or $11 film screening only ( in advance ). Winemakers from Bink Wines, Drew Family Cellars, Knez Winery and Signal Ridge will be pouring their wines. Both the Sommeliers and winemakers will be having fun with their evaluation notes. In addition there will be sweet and savory bites from local purveyors.
Anderson Valley: Will also be doing wine tasting & screening of the film SOMM on Sunday, June 2, at 3:00 pm., at the Balo Vineyards, 9001 Highway 128, in Philo, California. Balo Vineyards will pour wine prior to screening. Post-screening tasting reception, Sunday, June 2, at 5:00 pm., at the Madrones, 9000 Highway 128, Philo, California. Tickets $35 wine tasting and film screening ( in advance only; no passes ) or $11 film screening only ( in advance ). Winemakers from Bink Wines, Drew Family Cellars, Knez Winery and Signal Ridge will be pouring their wines. Both the Sommeliers and winemakers will be having fun with their evaluation notes. Attendees get to match their wine sensory evaluation skills for prizes. Food will be provided by The Madrones new restaurant, Barlow, by Chef Patrick Meany.
Special Invitation: In honor of the Mendocino Film Festival’s first foray into the Anderson Valley, The Madrones Vintners, Balo Vineyards and Goldeneye Winery will be hosting open houses on Sunday, June 2 from noon to 4:00 pm.
Opening Party: Will be on Friday, May 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm., at the Hill House Inn, Mendocino. They will kick-off the 8th Annual Mendocino Film Festival immediately following their first screening at 6:00 pm. in the Festival Tent. This party will bring together Mendocino Film Society Members and our talented filmmakers and industry guests over Blue Angel Vodka cocktails, brews from North Coast Brewing Company and wines from Jeriko, Patianna, Breggo and Roederer Estate.
TICKETS for this party are not available for purchase. The opening night party is one of the benefits of the Mendocino Film Society membership.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Mendocino Film Festival
P.O. Box 1843
Mendocino, CA 95460
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