Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Mondovino

THINKFilm cordially invites Slow Food members to a special advance screening of Jonathan Nossiter’s epic and thought-provoking documentary about the wine industry, Mondovino. Following the screening please join the director, Jonathan Nossiter, wine importer Neal Rosenthal, who appears in the film, and other special guests for a post screening discussion to be accompanied by a reception featuring the food of Campanile and the wines of Rosenthal Wine Merchant.

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 6:30pm
Where: Clarity Theater, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Cost: $45 per ticket for the screening, discussion, and reception. Tickets may be purchased at: Silver Lake Wine, 295 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles (323.662.9024) and at The Wine House, 2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles (310.479.3731).

Mondovino was shot on three continents, in five languages, over a three-year period. Juxtaposing artisanal wine growers with multinational conglomerates, and peasants with billionaires, Nossiter weaves together multiple family and multigenerational sagas, and uncovers a complex tapestry of rivalries, alliances, and conspiracies–all stemming from the production, distribution, and consumption of one of the oldest, most respected luxuries remaining. Mondovino gives voice to those who create, critique, and do commerce in wine, offering up a surprisingly prismatic, varied, and sometimes controversial glimpse into a product so many enjoy but so few truly understand.

Mondovino was one of the rare nonfiction films to be shown in the 2004 Cannes Film Festival’s main competition and was selected by New York’s Museum of Modern Art for its new Premiere series in December 2004. It opened in November in France where it instantly became a sensation with critics and audiences alike and it has been nominated for a César (French equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Film from the European Union.

Jonathan Nossiter has an unusual dual career that includes award-winning credentials as a filmmaker, sommelier, consultant, and wine writer. His other features include Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize-winner Sunday, Signs and Wonders and Resident Alien.