The 9th Napa Valley Film Festival announced juried and audience award winners.Winners include “Lucky Grandma,” “The Remix: Hip Hop in Fashion,” and “The Story of Plastic.”
Come As You Are (2019)
NAME OF FILM: COME AS YOU ARE
DIRECTOR(S): Richard Wong
STARRING: Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by a true story, three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, Ravi Patel—Ravi of TCFF 2014’s Meet the Patels fame) abscond from their overbearing and overprotective families to embark on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal that caters to people with special needs. Joining the trip is Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) as their nurse driver, who enables them to get a much needed taste of independence as their adventure takes some hilarious and poignant turns. A crowdpleasing buddy caper with lots of heart, this wonderfully compassionate dramedy travels refreshing new ground reminding us of the love we all need to get by.
Knives Out from director Rian Johnson and Come As You Are Richard Wong’s buddy road trip comedy tied to win the coveted Audience Award at the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival.
Napa Valley Film Festival returns this fall for the ninth edition, opening with Just Mercy, a powerful true story, starring Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan will open the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival, with the outlandish mystery film, KNIVES OUT closing the festival.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
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