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Napa Valley Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup With ‘Lion’ Set for Opening Night

The Napa Valley Film Festival has released it’s official line-up including opening and closing night screenings, honorees and celebrity tributes. It will take place Nov. 9 – 13.

The Weinstein Company’s “Lion,” starring Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel, will screen on opening night. The independent documentary “Pisco Punch: A Cocktail Comeback Story” will be served on closing night.

Honorees will include Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell who will each receive a rising star tribute. Chloe Grace Moretz and Dev Patel will each receive trailblazer tributes. This year’s spotlight tribute recipient is Viggo Mortensen. The festival’s filmmaker and actor tributes will be presented to filmmaker Lee Daniels and actor Kurt Russell, respectively.

“We’re excited to welcome everyone back to Napa Valley for another year of outstanding cinematic storytelling,” said Marc Lhormer, the film festival’s co-founder and artistic director. “On top of another great batch of films, our team and partners have collaborated on a series of memorable and surprising special events, as well as an incredible array of food and wine experiences. We expect this to be an epic year.”

The year’s festival will also feature short film programs both narrative and documentary and ten short features.

For more information and the complete lineup of films, visit the festival’s official website.

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