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Vino Vérité

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.

Previous Screenings

BLOODY NOSE, EMPTY POCKETS

2020 / USA / Bill & Turner Ross

Our first Vino Vérité of 2020 challenges our conceptions of observational documentary. The Ross Brothers fabricate an elegy to a Vegas dive bar from real world pieces populated by actual characters—eliciting authentic experience from creative construct.

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

2019 / / Luke Lorentzen

Our fourth season continues with a high-stakes thrill ride through Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, where the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

ANBESSA

2019 / Ethiopia + / Mo Scarpelli

Our fourth season continues with our first selection filmed in Africa. Director Mo Scarpelli’s creative exploration of a 10-year-old boy-“a young lion”-coming of age in a quickly changing Ethiopia.

WELL GROOMED

2019 / USA / Rebecca Stern

The first selection of our fourth season comes directly from its world premiere at SXSW to Iowa City. Director Rebecca Stern’s feature debut is a heartening and humorous look at the Technicolor world of championship creative dog grooming that casts new (rainbow-colored) light on our definitions of art.

CERES

2018 / Belgium + / Janet Van Den Brand

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.