Napa Film Fest kicks off with ‘J. Edgar’

Festival runs November 9-13

The Napa Valley Film Fest has assembled a strong lineup for its inagural event running Nov. 9-13.

The pre-opening night film is Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” on Nov. 9. Fest starts officially Nov. 10 with Telluride and Toronto entry “The Descendants,” directed by Alexander Payne, screening at the Napa Valley Opera House. Another Toronto preem title, “Butter,” will also screen at the fest, which takes place in the Napa Valley towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

Closing night pic is Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy,” which won the grand jury prize at Sundance. Also screening is Dane Cook and Julie Benz starrer “Answers to Nothing” and docus including “Undefeated,” “CTRL+ALT+COMPETE,” and “The Other F Word.”

Entire lineup, including films that will compete for the $10,000 dramatic narrative cash prize, will be announced Oct. 4.

Fest founders Brenda and Marc Lhormer produced “Bottle Shock” and ran the Sonoma Valley Film Fest for eight years.

The five day festival will screen more than 100 films, as well as offering conversations with attending directors, actors, producers and writers, wine tasting and culinary activities and dinners with chefs and winemakers.

For more information on the festival, go to Napavalleyfilmfest.org.

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