Film Class

OCTOBER Film Class with  Ian McIver

Film Class was created to provide a forum for nurturing a deeper understanding of film culture and to keep the tradition of the film-going experience alive here in the Napa Valley.  This series was created by Ian McIver,  who moderates each class.  David Garden hosts the summer sessions.  Tuesdays at 1:00 pm  Tickets $10 at the door.

Tuesday October 5
White Material
 2009 NR 1h 45m FRENCH
Writer-director Claire Denis returns to Africa -- her childhood home and the site of her 1988 film, Chocolate -- to spin this tale of a country torn apart by civil war, as African soldiers force French nationals to abandon their land. At the center of the story is Maria (Isabelle Huppert), a white woman who ignores her family's fears and steadfastly refuses to leave her coffee plantation. Isaach De Bankolé and Christopher Lambert also star.

Tuesday October 12
Song Without A Name
 2020 NR 1h 37m Peruvian
Enticed by the promise of free care to what ends up being a fake medical clinic, pregnant Georgina sees her newborn instantly stolen from her. Launching a desperate search for the baby, Georgina gets nowhere until she turns to a sympathetic reporter.

Tuesday October 19
Yalda, A Night of Forgiveness
 2020 NR 1h 29m Persian
The stakes couldn't be higher for 22-year-old Maryam, who has killed her much-older husband, Nasser. Appearing on a popular TV show, she must beg Nasser's daughter for forgiveness -- because without it, Maryam will be condemned to death.

Tuesday October 26
Dead Pigs
 2021 NR 2h 10m Chinese
In this mordant dramedy, the lives of five oddball people collide and overlap when thousands of dead pigs end up in the waterways floating toward Shanghai, creating an ecological and public health calamity.