Film. Wine. Truth. Vino Vérité presented by Bread Garden Market and Little Village is a series featuring talented new voices and established masters of vérité filmmaking in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films.
The sixth selection of our third season is cinema poetry, a rich visual and sonorous ode to an agrarian lifestyle that is so close to us here in Iowa City, but is becoming increasingly distant – a vision from Belgium that is a beautiful reminder of our own local heritage.
The fifth selection of our third season is a moving picture book of keenly framed images electrified by the beating heat of rural Alabama. RaMell Ross’s impressionistic first feature captures life’s beauty and tragedy through intimate and unencumbered moments, with a singular style that earned a special jury award for Creative Vision at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
The fourth selection of our third season has taken the film festival world by storm – over 25 selections – since a Jury Prize win at Sundance in January. First-time filmmaker Bing Liu delivers an achingly honest portrait of his skate crew, three young men. A powerful film that announces the arrival of a bright young storyteller.
The fourth selection of our third season is a revealing look at dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, an Iowa native out to experience the world. Vulnerable, erotic and intensely personal, ths film is an appreciation for a woman risking it all.
The third selection of our third season is a fitting pairing for our series on wine and truth. 42 Grams is sensory-indulging culinary cinema. The film combines a vérité main course portrait of a headstrong restauranteur with palate-cleansing sides of mouth-watering victual vignettes.