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Summer Celebration of a Century of Rom-Com Films

Three unique evenings of romantic comedy movies, each featuring its own wines and interesting locations are coming to Cambria this summer.  Proceeds will benefit the Cambria Center for the Arts (CCA).  Tickets are just $20 per screening and include a glass of wine.  The movies will be held Wednesday evenings on July 27, August 10, and August 24.

     To select which boy-meets-girl films would be shown in this summer evening series, earlier this year Film Festival screeners identified five classic films from three eras of Rom-Com movies.  Festival fans were then asked to cast votes for the films they most wanted to see.  The results are in.

     From the Golden Era of the 1920s through the 1950s, the winning film was Funny Face.  This 1957 musical comedy is staged as an impromptu fashion shoot at a bookstore that results in the discovery of a new model.  It stars Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire.  The screening is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, at the Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main Street.  The wine hour will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and features Cutruzzola Vineyards; the film screens at 7:30 p.m..

     From the era of the 1950s through the 1990s that Film Festival screeners termed the Movies of Our Youth, the winning film was Moonstruck.  This film follows the merriment of a Brooklyn bookkeeper who falls for the brother of the man she already agreed to marry and stars Cher and Nicolas Cage.  The film will be shown outdoors under the stars on the lawns of Stolo Vineyards, 3776 Santa Rosa Creek Road, on Wednesday, August 10.  The evening features Stolo wines.  Bring your own blanket for lawn seating or arrive promptly and snag a picnic table.  Wine pouring begins at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will screen shortly after sunset, about 8:00 p.m.

     For Movies of the 21st Century, the Festival is showcasing 2003’s Something’s Gotta Give starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.  This film follows a swinger on the cusp of becoming a senior citizen who for the first time falls for a woman closer to his own age.  The screening takes place in Moonstone Cellars’ members-room screening area, 812 Cornwall Street, and features Moonstone wines.  The doors open at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, for wine pouring, followed by the start of the film.

     Tickets are limited for each screening and vary by site capacity.  More details and tickets can be found at cambriafilmfestival.com.