14th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival

If last year’s festival is any indication to what we can expect for 2011, be ready to be captivated. Last year’s Sonoma International Film Festival attracted 18,000 people who love film, sumptuously prepared food, and impeccably balanced wines. There were 74 independent films from 12 countries shown in six different Sonoma venues. Pure Luxury Transportation is proud to be a sponsor for the 14th Annual Sonoma International Film Festival from April 6 – 10, 2011. This year the festival will feature over 64 independent films representing filmmakers worldwide. The 2011 films span the categories of documentaries, shorts, feature length narratives, world cinema, and student films.

The Sonoma International Film Festival is not only well-known for introducing new films, but also for sharing the incomparable local cuisine and wines of beautiful, historic Sonoma. You can be certain that the historic Sebastiani Theatre will once again be included in the list of venues for 2011 sharing great films and delicious Sonoma Valley food, wine, and beer.

Out in Front of Sonoma’s Sebastiani Theatre

This year’s festival includes a special tribute to Academy Award winning actor, Susan Sarandon. She will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work onscreen and her dedication to organizations such as the international women’s human rights organization MADRE, Heifer International – working to end world hunger and poverty, and UNICEF.

Although the full schedule of films has not yet been announced, there are a few films that will be included in the line up – Carbon Nation, Lunafest, and Bag It.

Carbon Nation is a new kind of documentary. Instead of being bombarded by negativity, Carbon Nation is an inspiring, humorous documentary “that doesn’t even care if you believe in climate change.” This documentary promises solutions that are not only good for the environment but also better financially for everyone . Lunafest is a traveling festival itself! It is a collection of 10 films created by women celebrating the experiences and lives of women of all ages. Bag It focuses on plastic and discusses issues including how it affects the health of people, marine life, and the ocean as a whole.

The Sonoma International Film Festival is presented by the Sonoma International Film Society. The festival benefits the Sonoma Valley High School Media Arts program. Contact Pure Luxury for safe, professional transportation during this special weekend and allow yourself to fully enjoy this celebration of film and the bounty of Sonoma Valley wine and cuisine.

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