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Winemakers, Mary Poppins & Movie Magic
I’m not sure if it’s because I grew up in Hollywood, CA or if it’s because I’ve always been a believer in the magic of make believe. But there is something so special about watching a movie. Films can truly take you out of yourself and into another world. Someone once told me, if you touch someone’s heart you change the world. Movies have touched my heart and my soul more times that I can count and that’s why it was such a treat for me to attend the Third Annual Napa Valley Film Festival.
If you know anything about me you know these are a few of my favorite things: Wine, Food and Film (in no particular order). Working as an entertainment reporter for a good part of my life, I have covered my share of red carpets but never with a glass of wine in my hand. If you didn’t get a chance to attend this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival or you went and want to relive the fun. I invite you to sit back and watch this video highlighting the hottest ticket in town. We get up close and personal with Hollywood heavy hitters, get the inside info on the feel good film of the year “Saving Mr. Banks” and get a taste of two wine films on tap: “Red Obsession” and “Dossier Zinfandel.”
It doesn’t matter if you are a Wine Oh, a Foodie or a Film Buff, the Napa Valley Film Festival has something for everyone. Do you watch movies or drink wine as a way to relax, escape the everyday or do you want to be inspired to greatness? Maybe it’s all of the above. In the quote below, director John Lee Hancock gives me some insight on what makes his film “Saving Mr. Banks” so special, but for me it’s that kind of magic that makes life so remarkable as well.
John Lee Hancock, Director “Saving Mr. Banks”
“People find different things to like in the movie which is wonderful. But for me it’s just your script isn’t finished your script of your life isn’t finished and it can change and you never know what’s coming.”
Colin Farrell, Actor “Saving Mr. Banks”
“People seem to like the film and that’s a lovely thing. It’s lovely to be part of that. It’s lovely to be apart of something that seems to inspire some kind of level of emotional release.”