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

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.

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