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Local Tip #2: SLO Film Festival

January 30, 2018

Our second Paso Wine Country Local Tip will have you booking your Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend trip a little early to take in the SLO International Film Festival (SLOIFF), March 13-18!

The SLOIFF film festival showcases contemporary and classic film screenings in venues throughout the county, including vineyard locations and Park Cinemas right here in Paso Robles.

The full schedule won’t be announced until February 15, but Paso Wine got a sneak peak.


enjoy a variety of 'wine-derful' films

We’re especially looking forward to catching the following films…


Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at Park Cinemas & 2nd Paso screening to be announced
Special Guest: Mark Tchelistcheff
Andre – The Voice of Wine An epic journey of a Russian emigre who changed the world of wine forever. Andre Tchelistcheff, born into an Aristocratic family in Moscow remarkably survived the upheaval of the Russian revolution and the civil war where he was wounded on the frozen Crimean Steppe. Known as the ‘Dean of American Wine’ his uncompromising passion helped move the wine industry from a virtually moribund state after the repeal of prohibition on to its renaissance. Andre’s philosophy about life and his love for wine influenced generations of winemakers throughout the world. A film, a tale, a true story that inspires and moves! Narrated by Ralph Fiennes. USA. Documentary. 97 min. View Teaser

back to burgundyBACK TO BURGUNDY
After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to rebuild their relationship and trust as a family again. France. Drama/comedy. 15 min. View Trailer

the promise movieTHE PROMISE
A century ago Rogljevo was incredibly prosperous for a remote village in far eastern corners of Serbia. The wines of Rogljevo were to be found at exhibitions in Bordeaux and Paris. But today this region is poor and deserted. Suddenly a French family moved in to grow grapes and produce wine. They believe they have discovered a promised land, one of the top five wine regions in Europe. Their arrival sparked high hopes with some villagers – and great resistance and mistrust with others. Can Rogljevo yet again live out of its wine? Serbia/France 74 min. View Trailer 


fine line movieA FINE LINE
A Fine Line explores why less than 7 percent of head chefs/restaurant owners are women when traditionally women have influenced the greatest male chefs in the kitchen. Experiences from world-renowned women chefs are woven into a central narrative of a single mother, small-town restaurateur who beat the odds stacked against her. This personal story opens up a national dialogue on gender inequality, motherhood and career balance and how this inequity in the kitchen is representative of industries across the board. 70 min. View Trailer

Discover the story of legendary French-American chef Jacques Pépin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon—joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the food world. Not content cooking in French palaces, where he was the personal chef to three French presidents including Charles de Gaulle, Pépin’s American journey took him through the kitchens of Howard Johnson’s, bringing his commitment to great taste, craftsmanship and technique to American popular food. With his landmark cookbooks and television shows, he ushered in a new era in American food culture – a story that continues to unfold. Narrated by Stanley Tucci. 53 min. View Trailer 

caviar dreamsCAVIAR DREAMS
Over the centuries caviar (i.e. – sturgeon eggs) was strictly reserved for Russian Czars and royalty throughout the world. Nowadays it’s become synonymous with wealth, fame, and indulgence. But why is that? What’s so special about caviar? “Caviar Dreams” delves into the complex world of caviar, weaving a tapestry of caviar tales that leave you knowing more than you ever thought possible about this unique delicacy. Beyond the assumed glamour and luxury associated with caviar, we uncover a story about over-fishing, poaching, near extinction, and a quest for sustainability. 15 min. View Trailer 



HOLLYWOOD & VINES EVENTS that pair Paso wines with film classics.

RED CARPET EVENTS, where the SLOIFF welcomes celebrities from Hollywood- filmmakers to action sports legends.

If you’ve never been to a film festival, this is the one to attend, where you’ll get to see films that you may not have a chance to see anywhere else. Filmmakers from all over the world come to do Q&As after the screenings of their film!

The SLO Film Fest is an event you won’t want to miss. Purchase your tickets today and add it to your Vintage Paso: Zinfandel weekend!