Opening Gala: From the Vine (North American Premiere)
A downtrodden man (Joe Pantoliano) experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy. He finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.
Canada, 2019, 95 minutes
Director Sean Cisterna
Distributor Mythic Productions
Sponsored by CBC, Telefilm Canada. In partnership with:
Director Sean Cisterna and actor Joe Pantoliano will be in attendance and will participate in a post-screening Q&A with festival host, Bob Blumer.
On this special evening we also award the youth winner of the Nourish Nova Scotia Food & Film Challenge. We invited children and youth of all ages to make a short film about how youth can impact change in food. The winner will receive a $500 prize from Nourish Nova Scotia to support a healthy eating program or initiative in their school/community, as well as $500 in equipment from CBC.