Presented by Park Cinemas and Whalebone Winery

Lust, betrayal and revenge all collide in King Vidor’s 1952 romantic drama “Ruby Gentry” set in a small town riven by strict social divisions deep in the swamp lands of North Carolina. Only it’s not North Carolina. The legendary director didn’t want to stray far from his Willow Creek ranch in Paso Robles so nearly the entire film was shot around his ranch and in various San Luis Obispo County locations including Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. Starring the luscious Jennifer Jones (who worked with Vidor on another melodrama, “Duel in the Sun”) and a young Charlton Heston, this potboiler cuts to heated action with startling energy. Jones demanded patience and gentleness on the set, Vidor once said, but he was “rewarded a hundred-fold with a sensitive and intriguing performance.” 1952 Drama. 82 min. USA.

Hosted by Kirk Honeycutt, Paso Robles resident, movie critic/journalist and friend of the late King Vidor.

Prior to the screening, ticketholders (tickets can pre-purchased online or at Festival HQ) and Mogul Pass holders are invited to a reception at Whalebone Vineyard, a cabernet-centric winery and vineyard planted on King Vidor’s former ranch in Willow Creek on Sunday at noon.

Sunday, March 18
12:00pm Reception: Mogul passes &
pre-purchased tickets only
Whalebone Winery, 8325 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles

3:00pm Movie: Park Cinemas, Paso Robles
$15 General / $12 Students / All Festival Passes