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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.

Upcoming Screenings

HIDDEN LETTERS

2022 / China / Violet Du Feng

Sun, Oct 27:00pm

Vino Vérité returns in October with a remarkable portrait of two women in contemporary China drawn together by a secret language handed down through generations.

Previous Screenings

NAKED GARDENS

2022 / USA / Patrick Bresnan +

Vino Vérité returns in July with a revealing look at a Florida naturist resort from two filmmakers devoted to pure observational filmmaking, giving new meaning to our pursuit of the naked truth.

SIRENS

2022 / USA / Rita Baghdadi

Vino Vérité returns in May with a hard-rocking tale of complicated friendships, sexual awakening, and finding a voice set amidst the tumult of the streets of Beirut. Director Rita Baghdadi will be in person to share this Sundance crowdpleaser.

FIRE OF LOVE

2022 / USA / Sara Dosa

Vino Vérité returns with the breathtaking red-hot love story of two volcanologists living life on the edge. University of Iowa alum Erin Casper (Jonathan Oppenheim Editing Award at Sundance 2022) will join us to discuss her work breathing life into this remarkable story from an amazing archive of footage.

ASCENSION

2021 / USA / Jessica Kingdon

Vino Vérité is back with a stunning acid-trip meditation on class and consumption in contemporary China. A true vérité feat from first-time feature filmmaker Jessica Kingdon, Ascension unfolds through keenly-observed vignettes, freed from narrative certainty, that together represent a climb up China’s social ladder and a descent into hedonistic consumerism.

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.