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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Filmmaker, interview with Lisa Ovies

I met Lisa Ovies when she was her for SIFF 2014 with Taking My Parents to Burning Man.  Since then she has been working on many other projects.  She was in town so we invited her to sit in and tell us about everything she’s working on. About Lisa: Lisa Ovies is an award winning producer, director, actress and writer […]

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Bringing It Home, interview with filmmaker Linda Booker

Still from Bringing It Home

Another film from the recently held SIFF 2014 was Bringing It Home.  We had filmmaker Linda Booker on to tell us all about it. About Bringing It Home: BRINGING IT HOME explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the United States by illustrating its history, current industries and talking to both […]

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As High As the Sky, interview with actress Caroline Fogarty

As High As the Sky

One of my favorite pals from SIFF 2014 was actress Caroline Fogarty.  She brought a lot of energy to Sonoma and the festival.  She called to tell us all about where As High As the Sky was going next. About As High: After being jilted by her fiancé, Margaret manages her loneliness by obsessively-compulsively organizing her perfect home. When her […]

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The Organic Life, interview with local documentarian Casey Beck

It’s always fun to have a local join us on the show.  Especially if their film is being screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  Casey Beck, talked to us about her feature documentary, The Organic Life. About the Organic Life: A year in the life of an hopeful organic farmer and his skeptical girlfriend reveals that a changing climate, […]

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Waking Marshall Walker, interview with filmmaker Georgio Litt

Waking Marshall Walker

Another short filmmaker using our area as an additional character was Georgio Litt.  He called to tell us all about Waking Marshall Walker, which was one of my favorite shorts of the Sonoma International Film Festival. About Waking Marshall Walker: A short film about a father in mourning, trapped between worlds – the past, the present, this life and the […]

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GPS, interview with filmmaker Billy Higgins

GPS Short

Billy Higgins created a suspenseful short called GPS which screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  He called in to tell us all about the film which featured some local scenery. About GPS: Grace Paula Salvatori (LaRue) is a young housewife in Napa who does not trust her wealthy husband. When she uses G.P.S. to spy on him, her discoveries […]

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