His latest film “Gold,” an adventure drama directed by Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan, will screen at the festival on at 9 a.m. Nov. 10.
“Gold” centers around Kenny Wells (McConaughey), a prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with an eager geologist, played by Edgar Ramírez, and sets off on a journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.
After the screening, McConaughey will be presented with the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling.
“Vintner John Caldwell is the original Napa Valley maverick winemaker, and Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of a maverick when it comes to his work in the film industry,” said Napa Valley Film Festival co-founder and director Marc Lhormer. “Matthew boldly inhabits each character that he plays on screen, and we are just delighted to showcase his latest film and to honor him at the festival this year.”
The festival will run from Nov. 9-13 and feature 120 new independent films, industry panels, studio sneak previews, over 300 filmmakers present at screenings.