Festival queen Brenda Lhormer anoints her top picks.
The Imitation Game, November 12: Yountville’s Lincoln will show the first film of the festival, a moving, character-driven World War II drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
Big Dream, November 13: The festival marks the world premiere of this inspiring documentary, which profiles young women who dedicate their lives to the male dominated fields of science, computer science, and tech.
Like Sunday, Like Rain, November 13:Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester will be at the festival to support this happy narrative set in the music world, costarring Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Debra Messing. Frank Whaley directs.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her & Him, November 15: Two versions of the very same story: James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain star in both Ned Benson–directed films, which will be played back to back, depicting his and her versions of a breakup.
Alex of Venice, November 16: The directorial debut for Chris Messina (who also stars) from The Mindy Project, this charming indie romcom also features Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Don Johnson.
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, November 16: Actor/director James Keach presents his moving portrait piece at the historic Uptown Theatre, the venue for Campbell’s final performance as he struggled with Alzheimer’s. Keach and his wife, Jane Seymour, also a producer on the film, will attend, along with other special guests.