‘August: Osage County’ to Open Napa Valley Film Festival

August Osage County

The Napa Valley Film Festival unveiled its slate of 125 films. Fest will open on Nov. 13 with John Wells’ adaptation of Tracy Letts’ play “August: Osage County,” starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts (pictured above). John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell, will also unspool with Hancock and Farrell on the red carpet for the screening.

“Access Hollywood”s Billy Bush will host the third annual Celebrity Tribute Program on Nov. 15. He’ll conduct onstage interviews with festival honorees, Hancock and the fest’s Rising Stars, Dianna Agron and Miles Teller.

A luncheon honoring the women behind the films “Anita” and “Sewing Hope” will be held on the eve of the fest’s end. The event will raise funds for the NVFF’s ongoing education and outreach programs. A screening of Stephen Frears’ “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, will follow.

Other red carpet screenings include “Nebraska,” “One Chance” and “The Immigrant.”

Justin Chadwick’s “Long Walk to Freedom,” with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, will close the five-day fest on Nov. 17.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading