2014 Annual Wine & Movie Night
7th ANNUAL WINE & ITALIAN MOVIE NIGHT
TWO MOVIES – TWO NIGHTS – SICILIAN STYLE MENU
By popular demand, we are making this a Summer movie weekend, with a romantic wine movie on Friday night, A Walk in the Clouds, set in Napa Valley, showing July 18, and a classic Italian film, Baaria, set in Sicily, by Giuseppe Tornatore (director of Cinema Paradiso) on Saturday night, July 19.
Balistreri Vineyard’s Chef Chris Teigland has prepared a special Sicilian themed Movie Menu for this year’s event. Tickets are $49/ person for each night. You can purchase tickets for one, or both nights, at the same link:
Your friends here at Dream Italia and Balistreri Vineyards would love to see you there!
Date: July 18 (Fri.) & July 19 (Sat.)
Time: Movie Menu Food 6:30-8:30 pm; Film begins at 9:00 pm under the Tent
Ticket Includes: Movie Menu Food, one glass of Balistreri Wine, and the Film Showing. Additional wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase. Tickets are non-refundable. The event will take place rain or shine.
Price: $49/ person, per evening
More Info: Call Balistreri Vineyards at 303-287-5156; Event will take place Rain or Shine; Tickets Non-Refundable.
This event is presented by Balistreri Vineyards & Dream Italia!
Friday, July 18
A Walk in the Clouds (1995) 102 mins.
A Walk in the Clouds is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Giancarlo Giannini, and Anthony Quinn. Written by Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Miller, and Harvey Weitzman, the film is about a young soldier returning home from World War II who is looking to settle down and start a family with the woman he impulsively married just before enlisting. After learning she is not the woman he imagined her to be, he heads north alone to Sacramento in search of work. Along the way he meets a beautiful young woman who is heading home from college to her family vineyard to help with the grape harvest. When he learns she is pregnant and was abandoned by her boyfriend, he offers to stand in as her husband so she can face her Old World domineering father. During his stay at the family vineyard, they fall in love and face the angry rejection of her father together. A Walk in the Clouds is based on the 1942 Italian film Four Steps in the Clouds, written by Piero Tellini, Cesare Zavattini, and Vittorio de Benedetti.
Saturday, July 19
Baaria (2009) 150 mins.
The film begins in the 1920′s, in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (a.k.a. Baaria) where Giuseppe “Peppino” Torrenuova works as a shepherd to financially help his poor family. Over the next 50 years, Giuseppe’s life, as well as the life of the village, is observed. Giuseppe grows up, joins the Communist Party, marries a local girl (Mannina), has children and forges a political career for himself.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
More insight into this Italian classic by Giuseppe Tornatore, director of Cinema Paradiso, will be provided in a brief introduction before the movie by Dr. Vincent Piturro, Assistant Professor of English at Metro State, who also teaches Film Studies with a special interest in Italian Cinema.
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