Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, will receive the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute, for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic storytelling at the upcoming sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF). The festival will also host a private VIP screening of TWC-Dimension’s highly anticipated film Gold, starring McConaughey.
Directed by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan (TRAFFIC, SYRIANA), GOLD is an epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with a similarly eager geologist, played by Golden Globe nominee Edgar Ramirez, and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. The film is inspired by true events and will be released wide on Christmas Day.
McConaughey, is best known for his Academy Award-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club, as well as his unforgettable performances in Mud, The Lincoln Lawyer and HBO’s True Detective.
“Vintner John Caldwell is the original Napa Valley maverick winemaker, and Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of a maverick when it comes to his work in the film industry,” said NVFF Co-Founder/Director Marc Lhormer. “Matthew boldly inhabits each character that he plays on screen, and we are just delighted to showcase his latest film and to honor him at the festival this year.”