A dozen award-winning animated short films selected from major worldwide animation film festivals will be shown at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in the Hess Art Collection theatre at The Hess Collection winery in Napa.
The Animation Show of Shows is curated and presented by Ron Diamond, who has, since 1998, chosen award-winning notable short films for the festival, including seven Oscar winning short films. This entirely new collection, which runs for about 93 minutes, includes films from Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, China, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France, Belgium, Canada, and the United States.
Diamond is the former producer of The International Tournée of Animation and The Animation Celebration and films shown in his program have been nominated for Academy Awards 23 times.
Admission for the showing is free, as is entrance to the Hess Art Collection. Patrons are invited to remain and enjoy selected tastings of interesting new release wines in the historic Hess Visitor’s Center.
Seats are limited. Please contact Ashley Cox at  255-1144 ext. 226 or email@example.com to reserve a seat for the 10:30 a.m. showing.
Selected films offered in the Hess Theatre Include:
(Several are inappropriate for people under 16)
The Brain Centrifuge Project
Here and the Great Elsewhere
Una Furtiva Lagrima
I Saw Mice Burying A Cat
Russia & China
Paulin Cointot, Dorieanne Fibleuil,
Antoine Robert, Maud Sertour
Emma de Swaef, Mark James Roels
Lois Accaries, Marie Ayme,
Claire Baudeau, Aundrey Janiver
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This large, substantial hardcover book makes a great coffee table book and is the perfect gift for the art lover on your gift giving list!
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Jaime Gross of The New York Times has this to say about The Hess Collection:
“...Visitors today can sip the estate’s highly regarded cabernet sauvignon in a farmhouse-style tasting room before touring the galleries, which display about 120 blue-chip works, including photorealistic paintings by the Swiss artist Franz Gertsch and an installation of melted and cracked rocks by the British artist Andy Goldsworthy. Strategically placed windows offer glimpses of the working winery: from the gallery staircase, an overhead view of giant fermentation tanks, and, in the West Gallery, a cutout overlooking a rapid conveyor belt where bottles are cleaned, filled, corked and labeled, at a rate of 100 a minute.” Click here to read the whole article.
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