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“Vino” to screen in Los Angeles at La Femme Film Festival!!

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.

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“Vino Veritas” to Continue to Screen in Lincoln from August 15th-22nd!!

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.

Check the Lincoln Journal Star coverage with Kent Wolgamott’s review here as well as the Ground Zero cover story here.

You can also listen to Sarah’s interview on KFOR here.

“Vino Veritas” Named Official Selection of Oaxaca FilmFest 2013!!

“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.

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“Vino Veritas” to premiere at Woods Hole Film Festival!

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.

Woods Hole Film Festival

First Look – “Vino Veritas” Stills

The cast of “Vino Veritas” (Photo by John Beymer)

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Director, Sarah Knight, and the film’s mascot, Super Pickle (Photo by John Beymer)

Carrie Preston as Claire (Photo by John Beymer)

Bernard White as Ridley and Brian Hutchison as Phil

Heather Raffo as Lauren

“Vino Veritas” Now in Post-production

Principal photography wrapped on July 31st, and second unit wrapped this weekend!!

Stills from the film will be posted shortly…

A Statement from Vino Veritas’ Writer David MacGregor

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