NVF2F Schedule

NVF2F Schedule | March 14 to March 17, 2024  |  Download Schedule

Festival programmers have selected fourteen narrative and documentary films that will surprise and delight you. From culinary classics to Oscar nominees, we have curated a line-up of films that focus on food’s power to bring people together; they are about family and culture; and they’re about artistry and sustainability. Attendees will also enjoy epicurean food and wine experiences, filmmaker Q&As, and more.

The Festival will be featuring Napa Valley wines and artisanal beer from:  Alpha Omega, Beaulieu, Behrens Family Winery, Beringer Vineyards, Clif Family Winery, Chappellet Winery, Joel Gott Wines, Lorenza Wine, Mad Fritz Brewery, Mattera |Cunat Family Vineyards, Paula Kornell Sparkling Wines, Schramsberg Vineyards, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery, Whitehall Lane Winery, and a curated selection of Napa Valley Merlot wines, courtesy of vintner Tom Rinaldi.

 

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Tickets Now on Sale!

Individual tickets to this year’s festival are $20 and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush tickets to all screenings will be available for purchase 15 min before each screening at $25.  BUY YOUR TICKET today!  Be an 'early bird' and secure one of the 130 seats available for each screening.


Thursday, March 14 / 11:00 am
Drama

Alcarràs

The life of a family of peach farmers in a small village in Catalonia changes when the owner of their large estate dies and his lifetime heir decides to sell the land, suddenly threatening their livelihood.

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Thursday, March 14 / 2:00 pm
Documentary

Stella

A pizzeria has never been awarded a Michelin Star anywhere in the world. Now a young Neapolitan chef hopes to change the impression that they only award “high-class” cuisine by attaining the coveted Michelin Star for his family’s internationally beloved pizza restaurant in Italy. 

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Thursday, March 14 / 5:00 pm
Documentary

Julia

Julia tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. 

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Special Guest: Alex Prud'homme. author of The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act.

Sparkling wine courtesy of Schramsberg Vineyards.


Thursday, March 14 / 7:45 pm
Documentary

Common Ground

Common Ground fuses journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from the front lines of the food movement. The film profiles farmers who are using  “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy – before it’s too late.

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Sponsored by Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery



Friday, March 15 / 11:00 am
Documentary

She Chef

After completing her training at Austria's top restaurant, "Steirereck," 25-year-old Agnes embarks on an exciting journey to learn from the best chefs in the world and develop her own culinary language.

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Sponsored by Jennifer Kline Family Foundation


Friday, March 15 / 2:00 pm
Documentary

Bottle Conditioned

An intimate look at lambic beer and three of its most revered brewers and blenders as they each navigate the growing demands of consumers today.

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Pouring courtesy of Mad Fritz Brewing


Friday. March 15 / 5:00 pm
Documentary

The Michoacan File

For over 300 years, European and Asian trade routes collided in Mexico. These trade routes created a gastronomic culture reflected in the infinite variety of contemporary Mexican cuisine.

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Friday, March 15 / 7:45 pm
Comedy/Drama/Romance

Sideways

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

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Vintners Chris Phelps, Tom Rinaldi, and Decanter writer Jonathan Cristaldi will join us for a post-film discussion about winemaking, industry trends, and how Merlot is making a comeback. The event will also feature a curated wine tasting of Merlot and Pinot Noir.


Saturday. March 16 / 11:00 am
Documentary

The Most Remote
Restaurant in the World

Follow the journey of chefs from Michelin-starred restaurant KOKS as they move their exclusive dining experience and restaurant to one of the most remote corners of the world, Greenland. Foodies, armchair travellers, and adventurers will get a kick out of this one!

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Sponsored by Nena Talcott

Emmy Award winning composer Silas Hite, will host a Q&A following the film.  He created a score to compliment the stunning Artic seascape.


Saturday, March 16 / 2:00 pm
Documentary

Crush : Message in a Bottle

This new documentary is a cinematic portrait of a year in the life of artisanal winemakers and winegrowers in a new fine wine region. Documenting one of the most difficult harvests in recent history, Crush is a testament to the challenges of producing an exceptional bottle of low intervention wine in a frequently inhospitable climate. 

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Sponsored by Chappellet Winery

Special Guest:
Director Maya Gallus


Saturday, March 16 / 5:00 pm
Documentary

Coldwater Kitchen

Inside a Michigan prison, a dedicated chef's gourmet culinary training program gives incarcerated men new skills - and new hope.

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Sponsored by Dick Grace

Special Guests: Directors Brian Kaufman and Mark Kurlyandchik, Film Subject Chef Hill


Saturday, March 16 / 7:45 pm
Drama/History/Romance

The Taste of Things

Eugénie worked for twenty years as a chef for the famous French restaurant owner Dodin.  Their shared love of food created unique, delicious and exquisite dishes in 1885 France that attracted diners from all over the world. Everything changes when Dodin decides to cook for his beloved for the first time. Nominated for Best Foreign Film, 96th Academy Awards.

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Sunday, March 17 / 2:00 pm
Comedy/Drama/Romance

Waiting for Dali

Fernando, a talented chef, arrives to the village of Cadaqués during the 70s, residence of the internationally renowned Salvador Dalí. The paths of the chef and the artist will cross and cause the birth of a new culinary genius. 

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Sponsored by Behrens Family Winery


Sunday, March 17 / 5:00 pm
Biography

Susan Feniger. Forked

"Susan Feniger. Forked " is a verite documentary following award-winning celebrity chef Susan Feniger on her first solo restaurant, her passionate struggle and quest to bring global street food under one roof in the form of a new LA restaurant: STREET.

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Sponsored by Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

Special Guests:  Director Liz Lachman and Chef Susan Feniger.