Life on the Douro screenings in Los Angeles, San Francisco and at the Toronto Portuguese Film Festival and Paso Robles Film Festival
Life on the Douro will be screening in LA and San Francisco on November 15 and 17, repsectively, followed by a tasting of some of the best Port and still wines produced in the region. Doors open at 6 PM, the film will start at 6:30, presented by director Zev Robinson, followed by a Q&A, and a wine tasting presented by Oscar Quevedo, marketing director for the Quevedo winery http://quevedoportwine.com/, and Roy Hersh of www.fortheloveofport.com, one of the world’s leading experts of Port and Douro wines. Luiz Alberto of www.thewinehub.com who was part of the 10 day For the Love of Port trip tailor made for my activities, will give invaluable behind-the-scenes support and insights.
There will be some very fine Port and Douro wines from Graham’s, Dow’s, Niepoort, Crasto, Taylor Fladgate, Quevedo, Mourao, and possibly Sandeman, Ferreira and Portal.
The venues are:
Chaplin Theater and Raleigh Cafe,
5300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90038
Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased here – http://lifeonthedouroinla.eventbrite.com
Delancey Street San Francisco
Screening Room and Private Club
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased here -
Just before that, on Saturday, November 12, Life on the Douro will be showing at the Toronto International Portuguese Film Festival http://www.portuguesefilmfestival.com/en/synopsis.html
and the following Saturday, November 19, at Paso Robles Film Festival (exact time TBA) -
I’ll be attending the Paso Robles Film Festival with Roy Hersh, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to make it to Toronto.
Looking ahead, there will be events in Cologne on December 4, in Fontainebleau on December 7, and more are being arranged. There will be more North American and European events in the spring as well.
Directing this film has been one of the great experiences of my life, the Douro is one of the wonders of the world that should be seen at least once in a lifetime, and Portugal is a country that deserves to be much better known.