The Wine of Summer is a feature length film written, directed & produced by Eureka native Maria Matteoli. This special screening will be the first time the film will be shown to a public audience in Humboldt County.
Starring an international cast including Elsa Pataky (Spain), Sonia Braga (Brazil), Ethan Peck (grandson of Gregory Peck), Najwa Nimri (Spain), Eureka's own Bob E. Wells and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden. The film was shot primarily in Barcelona with scenes shot in Old Town Eureka as well.
Please join us for this exclusive Director's Cut screening, followed by a Q&A with Director Maria Matteoli & members of the cast & crew.
Synopsis: James (Ethan Peck), at the age of 27, quits his law career in pursuit of his childhood dream of becoming an actor. While studying acting under the tutelage of Shelley (Marcia Gay Harden), he becomes engrossed in Carlo Lucchesi's play, Tinto de Verano, which is set in Spain. James' girlfriend Brit (Kelsey Chow) leaves him, and he spontaneously flies to Spain, where he encounters the misanthropic playwright Lucchesi (Bob E. Wells) at a bookstore in Barcelona. Lucchesi is in a relationship with a much younger woman, Veronica (Elsa Pataky), but still nurtures an old love for his long lost muse, Eliza (Sonia Braga), a novelist, who happens to be visiting her son, Nico (Nicholas Dominic Talvola) a trumpet player who also lives in Barcelona. In the golden backdrop of Spain, these characters find their fates intertwined.
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Eureka, CA 95501