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Charles Krug Winery and the Napa Valley Film Festival Team Up Again for Sunset Cinema 2019


Notable Napa Valley Wine Estate to Host Summer Film Series

Napa, Calif., June 3, 2019 – Charles Krug Winery (https://www.charleskrug.com/), Napa Valley’s oldest winery and home to California’s first tasting room, is excited to announce its renewed collaboration with the Napa Valley Film Festival (https://www.napavalleyfilmfest.org/) to produce Sunset Cinema 2019  (https://sunsetcinema2019.eventbrite.com), a summer film series with screenings in July, August and September. The renowned estate will host the series on their expansive Great Lawn with the Napa Valley Film Festival curating three award-winning films from last year’s festival. The films will screen at sunset on the third Friday of each month, and attendees will be able to enjoy the balmy Napa Valley summer nights with signature Charles Krug wines, gourmet pizzas and live music prior to each screening.

A continued leader and innovator in Napa Valley hospitality, the Sunset Cinema Series is part of ongoing efforts by Charles Krug to act as a hub for cultural activities in the region. “At Charles Krug we are always working to integrate new cultural events that serve the Napa Valley community”, comments co-proprietor Peter Mondavi Jr. “By hosting the Sunset Cinema Series we are able to extend the warm hospitality we are known for even further.”

“Charles Krug Winery has been an incredible partner of the Napa Valley Film Festival since 2016. Through our partnership, the winery has presented several legendary actor awards, hosted many memorable Vintner Circle Dinners, and each year transforms their historic Carriage House into one of the festival’s most unique screening venues. Audience members have been known to camp out at Charles Krug during the festival, watching films and sipping on their incredible wines all week long. We’re elated to partner with Charles Krug to extend that opportunity to the community year-round at the 2nd annual Sunset Cinema film series,” said NVFF Experience Director Fearon DeWeese.

In its second year, the Sunset Cinema Series is primed for continued success with a diverse line-up of past festival favorites on the docket. The series kicks off on Friday, July 19th at sunset on the Charles Krug lawn with a screening of Pick of The Litter. The feature documentary follows a group of puppies on their two-year quest to become guide dogs. Directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy introduce viewers to a group of adorable canine characters along with their human counterparts. The film acts as a reminder of the remarkable relationship between us and man’s best friend.

Scheduled to screen on August 16th is Cold Brook. The drama, directed by William Fichtner, follows best friends Ted and George. The two ordinary maintenance workers from a small town in Upstate New York go about their daily routine when they spot a mysterious intruder. After some investigating, the intruder turns out to be more than meets the eye. Cold Brook is praised as a truly heartwarming story that viewers of all ages will appreciate and enjoy.

The series concludes on September 20th with Summer ‘03. In the midst of a family crisis, 16-year-old Jamie, played by Joey King, wades through the difficult waters of her love life. Gritty, honest and relatable, the coming-of-age comedy was met with rave reviews by critics and is the perfect book end to the Sunset Cinema Series. Director Becca Gleason, will be on had to answer audience questions in a post film Q&A session.

Prior to each screening, guests can enjoy the wine and culinary offerings Charles Krug is known for accompanied by live music.

For more information on the Sunset Cinema Series, visit (https://sunsetcinema2019.eventbrite.com).

Follow the Sunset Cinema conversation @charleskrugwinery @napafilmfest and #nvffsunsetcinema

About Charles Krug:

In 1943 Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi purchased the historic Charles Krug property the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and longest-running tasting room in California. The brand was built on a foundation of family values, hard work and a European winemaking tradition; it remains a family-owned winery today, producing estate-driven, top of the line Napa Valley wanes. The wineries are under the direction of Peter Mondavi Jr. and Marc Mondavi, who steward the family business passed to them by their father, legendary Napa Valley wine icon Peter Mondavi Sr. The family is now proudly welcoming members of the fourth generation to the business, continuing a legacy started over 70 years ago and setting a foundation for generations to come. For additional information, please visit https://www.charleskrug.com/.

About the Napa Valley Film Festival:

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a 5-day celebration that blends the art of film, food, and wine together. Discover the best new independent films of the year, savor exquisite cuisine paired with legendary wines, and create lasting memories found only in the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by Cinema Napa Valley, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs. The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place November 13-17, 2019. Visit https://www.napavalleyfilmfest.org/ for more information on passes and festival events.

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