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Director LORI MILLER (US 2022) 84 min
Merging sweeping wine country footage with insightful interviews, filmmaker Lori Miller showcases the dynamic natural wine movement that is transforming a growing number of Northern California vineyards. Though less than 1% of the wine produced in California is natural, there is an increasing demand for wine made without additives (and with more care) in response to the mechanized processes that have long dominated the industry. Living Wine follows a group of artisans at different stages of their careers as they suffer through the worst fire season on record, as well as the pandemic. But despite these obstacles, and the challenge of working within two powerful corporate sectors — wine and agriculture — these innovators find a way to make an undeniably delicious natural food product while simultaneously healing the earth.
IN PERSON: Director LORI MILLER and Film Subjects GIDEON BEINSTOCK, MEGAN BELL, DAREK TROWBRIDGE
SUNDAY, MAY 8 • 3:00 PM
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LORI MILLER is a Los Angeles-based producer/director known for her documentaries about arts and culture. As a producer, Lori’s credits include They Came to Play (New York Times Critics’ Pick) about the inspirational stories of older amateur pianists who rekindle their musical dreams later in life, Shakespeare High (Showtime) which follows underserved teens in Los Angeles who study Shakespeare and stay in school. Lori’s independent feature-producing credits include Panic (Sundance FF, Lionsgate), and The Last Supper (Sundance FF, Sony). Based in Los Angeles, Lori is originally from New Haven, CT, and is a graduate of Barnard College.
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