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We are thrilled to announce our New York premiere:
May 19th, 8:30pm, Cinema Village East
Buy tickets HERE
We are thrilled to announce you can now watch “Vino Veritas” on iTunes and VOD!!
To download on iTunes click HERE.
It is also available on most Video on Demand platforms. Here is the complete list:
We are thrilled to announce pre-orders are now available on iTunes!! The film will be released on January 15th. It will also be available on VOD at that time.
To check out the trailer and order the film, click HERE. Many thanks for your support!!
Check out our trailer on YouTube by clicking HERE.
VINO VERITAS will screen as part of Cinema on the Bayou in Lafayette, LA, where director Sarah Knight’s documentary HOT FLASH won the Audience Favorite Award in 2009. Film will screen on Saturday, January 25th. Check out their site HERE.
VINO VERITAS will screen in Nassau at 9:30pm on Saturday, December 7th at the Galleria JFK Cinemas in Nassau. Director Sarah Knight will be in attendance. You can buy tickets HERE.
VINO VERITAS is an official selection of the Alaskan fest. It will screen at 8pm on Friday, December 13th at the Bear Tooth Theatre and 4pm on Saturday, December 14th at the Alaska Experience Theatre. Director Sarah Knight will attend both screenings. Buy tickets HERE.
VINO VERITAS won Best Comedy at the Wine Country Film Festival where it screened in a wine cave on September 27th!!
The film also won Honorable Mention for the juried Best Feature Narrative Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival (check that out HERE). In addition, it was nominated for the Best Dramatic Feature Audience Award there (see HERE).
We are thrilled to announce that Gravitas Ventures will be releasing VINO VERITAS on digital platforms, including On Demand (available on Time Warner, Comcast, etc.) on January 15, 2014. More details to follow as we approach the launch date.
Check out their site HERE.
VINO VERITAS will screen on November 9th in Grand Island, Nebraska, as part of the Prairie Lights Film Festival.
Check out the site HERE.
VINO VERITAS will screen on November 6th at the Green Valley Auditorium in St. George, UT & November 8th at the Hurricance Fine Arts Center in Hurricane, UT (Exit 16 off I-15, just north of St. Geoprge, UT and on the way to Zion Park.)
Check out the site HERE.
VINO VERITAS will screen as part of the Louisville International Film Festival as follows:
Saturday, October 12th, 1:30pm
Breathitt Room, The Galt House, 140 North 4th Street
Get tix HERE.
VINO VERITAS will screen as part of the La Femme Film Festival in LA:
Thursday, October 17th, Noon
Regal Theatre Stadium 14, 1000 West Olympic Blvd.
Get tix HERE.
We are thrilled to continue our theatrical run at the Marcus Lincoln Grand in downtown Lincoln, NE!! The film will screen nightly at 7:15pm through Thursday, August 22nd.
You can also listen to Sarah’s interview on KFOR here.
“Vino Veritas” will compete in the Emergence Feature section of the Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico. Our screening is set for Wednesday, September 25th at 5pm at the Mupal Museo. You can check out the festival’s website here.
We are delighted to hold our world premiere at the Woods Hole Film Festival!
Sunday, July 28th, 7pm, Old Woods Hole Fire Station
Buy tickets here.
Principal photography wrapped on July 31st, and second unit wrapped this weekend!!
Stills from the film will be posted shortly…
VINO VERITAS began standing on the first tee of a golf course just off US-23 in Tyrone Township, Michigan. Twice a year, I would meet a friend of mine there, halfway between our houses. Theoretically, we were there to golf, but what we were really there to do was talk. We all have various family members, friends, and acquaintances that we deal with in various ways. Some people know us reasonably well; while others only know the version of ourselves we create for them. If we’re very lucky, we find one or two people in our lives with whom we can actually be absolutely open and truthful.
It was just such a friend I was standing with when a man came strolling up to us and said, “Hey, I’m a single. Mind if I join you?” And my friend smiled and said, “No, you go on ahead of us. We’re going to be talking about things that you would find very disturbing.” Now, we had no idea what we would be talking about, but what my friend knew was that having a stranger with us would have completely changed what we talked about and the way we would talk about it.
Based on that brief incident, I began to obsess about the idea of a film in which people would speak openly and candidly to one another. Not merely personal secrets and revelations, but the kinds of thoughts and truths that bubble up from the mother crocodile inside all of us. For all of the trappings of civilization, we’re still animals driven by our most basic fears and desires, whether we admit to them or not. The result of my desire to write a script featuring characters facing the truth about themselves and one another was VINO VERITAS.
Soon after completing the screenplay, Sarah Knight and I met in New York and discussed the prospects of turning the screenplay into a film. It was immediately apparent that she’s bright and funny and very passionate about what she does. She gave me two of her films to watch and when I did, I knew I wanted to work with her on VINO VERITAS for the very simple reason that she’s an extremely talented filmmaker.
That is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The film is almost precisely as I pictured it when I wrote the screenplay–two couples convinced they know themselves and one another until layer after layer is peeled back to reveal who they really are. The cinematography, set design, sound, editing, and the performances of the actors all come together to create a dark, funny, and often searingly poignant film.
From the moment I wrote the words FADE IN: on page one, it has been my privilege to witness the film being created through the talent and dedication of everyone associated with this project. It’s been quite a ride. And if you haven’t seen the film yet, now it’s your turn. Just be sure to fasten yourself in. Things might get a little bumpy.
David MacGregor – Screenwriter
If there is a great, underserved audience for film these days, it is, quite simply, adults. While studios and independent filmmakers salaam in perpetual homage to the 14-24 demographic, there are quite literally millions of potential moviegoers scanning the offerings of theaters and other movie outlets in vain for that rarest of things—a movie with substance. A movie that makes you think. A movie that provides conversational fodder not only for that evening, but for breakfast the next morning. Vino Veritas is that kind of movie.
Watching this film, audiences who have moved beyond boy bands and acne medication will feel that they are seeing their own lives unfold onscreen, only in a manner they have never seen before. No punches are pulled and no taboos remain untouched as the film uncovers and holds up to the light the precious personal secrets and cultural delusions that we cling to so doggedly in the hope that we can pass for a well-adjusted spouse, parent, and citizen.
This film is a kind of communion for people with partners who still baffle them, whose children aren’t quite turning out the way they imagined, and who have begun to realize that their most basic reptilian instincts aren’t that far below the surface. No helicopters explode in Vino Veritas and no zombies appear. It’s far more real, far more primal than that, and it’s a film that will resonate with adults in a way that few movies do thanks to the simple fact that they will be able to identify with the characters and the lives of quiet desperation that the characters are leading. Having screened a rough cut of the film for a few people (both acquaintances and strangers), I can vouch for the fact that it inspires long e-mails and a general reaction of, “So-and-so has to see this movie!”
I wanted to direct a film that would touch, move and amuse people in ways that are lost among cinematic orgies of superheroes and CGI effects. This is a human film, about humans and for humans. It reveals not only the characters and their world, but ideally, reveals the audience to itself. The Latin expression “in vino veritas” simply translates to “there is truth in wine.” There is truth in this film. It is real and, I sincerely hope, worth watching.
Sarah Knight – Director