Sonoma International Film Festival, interviews with the filmmakers Part 2

SIFF2019 is almost here! The countdown continues: 15 days

As usual, I’ve got the inside scoop on some of my favorite films that you do not want to miss this year at the festival! Today, I begin broadcasting an extra hour to accommodate more filmmaker interviews! For two more weeks, tune into 2 full hours of #SIFF2019 information just in time for attending the festival.

To see the entire film festival schedule with the complete list and description of every movie that will be here, visit the Sonoma International Film Festival’s website.

Today’s show included 3 more films and information on Devour! The Chefs & Shorts event.

Julia Blue, interview with Roxy Toporowych, writer/director & Nilou Safinya, producer

Julia BlueCapturing a fleeting love story in a very specific time and place one year after the 2014 revolution in Kyiv, JULIA BLUE is a different kind of war narrative. Performance driven, artistic and subtle, it is told through the eyes of a young woman who must ultimately choose the best path for her future.

Julia Blue shows twice: Friday, Mar 29th, 2:30 PM at Landmark Vineyards at Andrews Hall and Sunday, Mar 31st, 9:15 AM at Vintage House

For more information visit Julia Blue. Here is the interview. Original air date: 3/12/2019.

Call of the Valley, interview with producer Julie Morrison

Call of the ValleyCall of the Valley is a labor of love — more precisely a love of Sonoma Valley. It evolved from a three-way conversation between producer Julie Morrison, historian Bob Parmelee, and archivist Sandi Hansen about how to capture and preserve the beautiful richness of Sonoma Valley’s historic legacy.

Call of the Valley only plays once during the festival, but there will be a showing at Sebastiani Theatre in the near future. Friday, March 29th, 9:30 AM at SF Chronicle House of Docs & Shorts at Vets II

For more information, visit Here is the interview. Original air date: 3/12/2019.

Chasing Bliss, interview with filmmaker Paulino Duran

It was fun catching up with Paulino Duran (Broadway Bound Kids, Beach Blanket Babylon alumn) about his newest project. This is the first in what is sure to be a series!

Chasing BlissChasing Bliss is one man’s search for ultimate happiness. It is a documentary questioning if the grass is in fact greener on the other side. Paulino’s search brings him to the happiest country in the world, Finland, where he embarks on a journey to test the true happiness of the people of Finland in the most extreme conditions.

Chasing Bliss shows once: Fri, Mar 29th, 9:00 AM @ Vintage House

Find the trailer here: Here is the interview. Original air date: 3/12/2019.

Devour! Chefs & Shorts, discussion with SIFF’s Chay Woerz, and event organizers, Michael Howell & Lia Rinaldo

Devour!Special event 5-course, wine-paired dinner. Five chefs prepare their course that has been inspired by a film. Films are shown before each course is presented.

6 PM Thursday, March 28 at Ramekins. Guest chefs will be Michael Howell, Marcellus Coleman, Cole Dickinson, Eduardo Garcia, Michelle Gayer and Della Gusset.

Tickets are available here. Original air date: 3/12/2019.