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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Immerse Yourself 
in Films that Matter

The 25th Wine Country Film Festival - Wine Country’s original film festival - is now presenting the Santa Rosa International Film Festival (SRIFF), September 14 - 20.  This week-long celebration of cinema, the arts and cultural exchange will feature more than 100 films from around the world at Summerfield and 3rd Street Cinemas and The Roxy 14 in Santa Rosa. 

The festival Hospitality Lounge located at #1 Santa Rosa Avenue in downtown Santa Rosa will host a Launch Party September 9th (5PM-8PM), intimate receptions, Master Classes, an Art Exhibit, sponsors’ booths, and Happy Hours.

Additional films will be screened at Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood, Sonoma Valley both outdoors under the starts and in the cave Grand Room.  At the movie nights at Deerfield Ranch Winery delicious food from local food trucks and restaurants and DRW wine by the glass or bottle will be available for purchase.  Please no outside food or drinks.  Low back chairs are welcome. Most nights at DRW there will be special events and live musical performances.

Three Santa Rosa host hotels - The Hilton, Courtyard Marriott and the Flamingo Resort are offering special rates packages. Contact each hotel for specifics. SRIFF offers six levels of passes, some of which include entry to culinary events, special screenings, master classes and VIP receptions with filmmakers and celebrities.
The Local Pass (for Kenwood, Oakmont, Glen Ellen, Sonoma and Santa Rosa residents) and Festival Pass Plus (reserved seat - slide past the velvet rope!) are the event’s most popular passes. Festival goers can also purchase tickets for each film on line or at the door.

For information go to or call the office 707. 935.3456.