“Small town, World Class Fest!” – MovieMaker Magazine, Summer 2013
MovieMaker Magazine, the best-selling independent movie magazine in the world LOVES the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Timothy Rhys, returned to our festival this March to visit his favorite West Coast destination and the film festival that he says, “delivers the goods for which large, urban festivals are known.”
To find out why he thinks the SLOIFF is “one of the best film events in the country,” read on: Small Town, World Class Fest.
And for those of you who loved this year’s Documentary Audience Award winner, SOMM – or didn’t get a chance to see it – we just got an update that the film will be opening in select cities and available on iTunes next Friday, June 21st.
Synopsis: Four men will do anything to pass the most difficult test you’ve NEVER heard of…
SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world – the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam. The Court of Master Sommeliers is one of the world’s most prestigious, secretive, and exclusive organizations. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 candidates have reached the exalted Master level. The exam covers literally every nuance of the world of wine, spirits and cigars.
Those who have passed have put at risk their personal lives, their well- being, and often their sanity to pull it off. Shrouded in secrecy, access to the Court Of Master Sommeliers has always been strictly regulated and cameras have never been allowed anywhere near the exam, until now.
How much do you think you know about wine? SOMM will make you think again. SOMM takes you on the ultimate insider’s tour into a world of obsession, hope, and friendship in red, blanc and sometimes rose.