James Beard: America’s First Foodie, interview with director, Beth Federici, and co-producer, Kathleen Squires

James Beard America's First Foodie

Coming to your television May 19 at 9 pm on PBS, I got to chat in advance with director Beth Federici, joined by Kathleen Squires, co-producer, about James Beard: America’s First Foodie. This is another film playing at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2017. About the film: “‘America’s First Foodie’ is a feature length documentary about, James Beard. Beard, the […]

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Raven Awakens, interview with director Thom Butler

A local and an absolute delight, director Thom Butler was in studio to discuss his feature documentary, Raven Awakens. The focus of the film is another local, an artist, Jim Callahan, and his journey in the creation of a bronze statue of a raven. About the film: “Our first film in the series looks at Sonoma, California bronze sculptor, Jim […]

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Quaker Oaths, interview with filmmaker Louisiana Kreutz

A fun romantic comedy appearing at the Sonoma International Film Festival this year is Quaker Oaths and we had writer/director, Louisiana Kreutz on to tell us all about the film. Have you heard of unicycle football? Either had I before watching this film! About Quaker Oaths: When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. […]

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Unleashed, interview with filmmaker Finn Taylor

With the upcoming Sonoma International Film Festival ready to hit town, we talked with writer/director Finn Taylor about his romantic comedy, Unleashed. About Unleashed: “When a cosmic event turns Emma’s (Kate Micucci) dog and cat into two perfect guys (Justin Chatwin and Steve Howey), Emma reconsiders her outlook on dating, hilariously works out her trust issues, and ultimately learns to […]

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What Lies Upstream? Interview with documentary filmmaker, Cullen Hoback

A past guest of Hollywood & West Napa, documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback returned to chat with us about his newest feature, What Lies Upstream. About the film: “A documentary that uncovers the truth behind a huge chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water — and shows how it could happen again.” To find out more about the movie, […]

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Straws, interview with filmmaker Linda Booker

Straws the Movie

A great film from this year’s Sonoma International Film Festival is a documentary called Straws. Linda Booker called to tell us all about it. Listeners may remember her from the interview about her documentary, Bringing it Home. About Straws: “With colorful straw history animation and segments narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS (30 minutes) aims to entertain and inspire […]

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Sonoma International Film Festival, an overview from festival director Kevin McNeely

Kevin McNeely at SIFF17 (photo credit unknown)

I love chatting with Kevin! And this year was extra special as it was Sonoma International Film Festival’s 20th anniversary. I don’t normally podcast event interviews, but we touched on so many things about the festival that I do want to share this one. Happy birthday, SIFF! Here’s to another 20 years of Sonomawood! About the festival: “Now in its 20th […]

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Gamemasters Comics, interview with creator Michael Dismuke

Gamemasters Comics

Exciting new things were happening for Gamemasters Comics so we had Michael Dismuke on to tell us more of the adventures of Ro, Sham, & Bo. About Gamemasters: When the balance of evil is tipped in the bad guys’ favor and the hard decisions need to be made, there is one group that embodies the preeminent form of justice in […]

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