Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Dec 13, 2015 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Vino Vérité
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:82 mins
Director:Anna Sandilands
Ewan McNicol
Year Released:2015
Production Country:USA


Vino Vérité presented by Bread Garden Market, FilmScene and Little Village

directed by Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands
2015, USA 82 mins

DIALOGUE: Filmmaker in person for introduction, Q&A, and extended reception.

The Vino Vérité series features talented new voices and established filmmakers influenced by the vérité tradition in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films. Each selection is paired with hand-selected wines from Wally "The Wine Guy" Plahutnik of Bread Garden Market.

Tickets: $25 public / $20 for members

6:30 Hors d'oeuvres & wine tasting
7:00 Theater open for seating
7:30 Screening
9:30 Reception with filmmaker, wine and dessert

About the Film:


Directors Anna Sandliands and Ewan McNicol crack the tough exterior of Uncertain, Texas to create an intimate portrait of three unforgettable men on the margins: an ex-con with a spiritual connection to the wild boar he obsessively hunts at night; a young struggling diabetic with big ideas but few prospects; and an aging fisherman reluctantly letting go of his youth and “getting my heart right with God”.

The life of the quirky one-road town, so tucked away “you've got to be lost to find it,” is inextricably tied to the wild, moss-draped lake on which it sits. As the waters come under threat from an invasive aquatic weed, the ninety-four residents of Uncertain face an even more uncertain future. Sandilands and McNicol's humorous and revealing meditation on the fragility of nature, and the nature of man, is captured in vivid, haunting imagery that transports us to an other-worldy corner of America.

Winner, Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award – 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Nominee – 2016 Cinema Eye Honors, Debut Feature Film, Cinematography
Official Selection – 2015 CPH: DOX
Official Selection – 2015 AFI Docs
Official Selection – 2015 Hot Docs

“The ominous, Americana-fueled documentary by Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol is less about environmentalism than it is about survival.”—Newsweek, “Best Documentaries of 2015 (So Far)”

“Sandilands and McNicol make the heat in Uncertain palpable, and the gorgeous cinematography provides a you-are-there quality.”—Film International

“A truly engrossing film, one of the year’s best nonfiction portraits of the natural world.” —NonFics

“A southern gothic tale set on the Texas/Louisiana border...reminiscent of Errol Morris' 1981 doc about extreme small town struggles 'Vernon, Florida.'"—IndieWire

"This remarkable documentary is exotic in the best sense."—Holllywood Reporter

"A cast of characters as compelling as any fiction." —IndieWire

"A must-see movie." —Rolling Stone

"Beautifully poetic." —Wall Street Journal

Vino Verite presented by Bread Garden Market and Little Village