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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

Documentary on Italian immigrants in California screened

The North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation will screen the documentary film “Finding the Motherlode: Italian Immigrants in California” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Carole Ellis Auditorium on the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Petaluma Campus. In “Finding the Motherlode,” filmmakers Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien document stories set in seven Italian communities throughout California, including Sonoma County. Norelli and Kurien will participate in a public discussion after the film. The event co-sponsored by the SRJC Department of Modern and… Read More »

Russian River documentary film screens in Washington, DC

“From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes and Wine in the Russian River Valley,” a 76-minute documentary film by Joe Nugent will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Washington, D.C. Nugent, a Sonoma County viticulturist and retired chemistry professor, premiered the film in December at Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. The Wednesday screening will be hosted by the American Grand Cru Society. This film chronicles the Russian River Valley wine region’s century-long journey from relative obscurity… Read More »

Documentary wine film premieres at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

“From Obscurity to Excellence: The Story of Grapes and Wine in the Russian River Valley,” a 76-minute documentary film by Joe Nugent, Sonoma County viticulturist and retired chemistry professor, will premiere Saturday, Dec. 1, in Santa Rosa. There will be two screenings, at 7 and 9 p.m., in the East Auditorium of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org. Nugent planted his first Pinot Noir… Read More »