We had another great day at the SLO Film Festival yesterday. After the first full day of screenings, we had the Word Premiere event for the documentary Fear No Fruit. The film chronicles the rise of Frieda Caplan, the “Queen of Kiwi,” the first woman to break into the L.A. Wholesale Produce business. She has introduced more than 200 exotic fruits and vegetables to the U.S., transforming the supermarket produce department.
In attendance for the screening were Frieda Caplan and Producer/Director Mark Brian Smith. They were able to provide insight to the film in a Q&A after the film.
If Surf Night is not on your agenda tonight, you should check out the special presentation of Red Obsession. Red Obsession sets out to explore the Bordeaux phenomenon. Just how good can really good wine be? What compels a cashed up industrialist to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single bottle? Is it taste, prestige or investment that is driving the demand for the wines of Bordeaux? Or is it simply the need to own something ethereal, unworldly and limited? Red Obsession is a story of aspiration for greatness. It is also a study of power and passion in high places and the economic power shift from West to East. The film is narrated by Russell Crowe.
Join us for a pre-screening reception at the new Tooth & Nail Winery (formerly Eagle Castle) where you’ll be treated to delectable appetizers from their award-winning chef and first-class wines, all in the charmingly eccentric setting of this spectacular winery on Highway 46 West, a 10-15 drive from the Park Cinemas.
Don’t forget to tag your SLO Film Festival experiences on social media with #SLOIFF2015!