From the Vine

Comedy/Drama | Not Rated | 97 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Jan 8, 2020 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Jan 8, 2020 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jan 9, 2020 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jan 9, 2020 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Release Year:2019
Rating:Not rated
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sean Cisterna
Cast:Joe Pantoliano
Wendy Crewson
Marco Leonardi
Paula Brancati
Kevin Hanchard
Produced By:Kyle Bornais
Paula Brancati
Sean Cisterna
Francesco Papa
Kenneth Canio Cancellara
Screenwriter:Kenneth Canio Cancellara
Willem Wennekers
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"Cisterna has always had a good sense of story, it all has a genuine flow to it as we move along and it really has a strong sense of self. That kind of narrative confidence not only comes from the script, from the director leading the ship." – David Voigt, IN THE SEATS

A downtrodden CEO (Emmy-winner Joe Pantoliano) experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to Italy to recalibrate his moral compass. He discovers new purpose by reviving his Nonno's old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future and reconnecting with his family in the process. Combining magic realism and Italian neorealism, and set against the backdrop of wine country Italy, the film is about finding solace in your family roots when you’re at the bottom of the barrel. This Canada-Italy coproduction was inspired by Kenneth Canio Cancellara’s successful novel, Finding Marco.


Winner, Best Feature Drama, Devour! Food Film Festival, Wolfville, NS, 2019
Winner, Best Foreign Film/Best Career Achievement Award (Pantoliano), Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Ishia Legend Award (Pantoliano) Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, 2019
Winner, Best Film, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Impact Award (Pantoliano) Naples International Film Festival, 2019

Tickets are available here online, or at the Uptown Theatre on the day of screening. Box office opens 1 hour before showtime.

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Digital Giants, Netgain, Jennifer Klementti Photography, The Peggy Hill Team - Re/Max Hallmark Peggy Hill Group Realty,, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique