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AUGUST 27, 2014 | 08:30AM PT
Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary
Four days after a 6.0 earthquake hit the region, the 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival has declared it will go ahead with the event and set its narrative and documentary competition lineups for Nov. 12-16.
“Our thoughts are with everyone in the Napa Valley who have suffered losses from the recent earthquake,” said Co-Founder/Artistic Director Marc Lhormer. “We are proud to be part of a community that rallies in support of each other in such a generous and big hearted way. As they say in the business, the show must go on.”
Saturday’s quake was the largest in the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9 Loma Prieta shaker in 1989 and caused up to $1 billion in damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
“This is an exceptionally strong year for both the Narrative and Documentary competition programs,” said Program Director Herb Stratford. “These filmmakers have created new works that provoke, inspire, educate and entertain. They are the heart of our program each year, which includes more than 100 new independent films and advance studio screenings, and we are excited to announce their participation in the festival.”
The festival has also set a series of master classes with faculty including Ted Hope, Joshua Michael Stern, Joe Carnahan, Pam Koffler, J. Todd Harris, Ryan Harrington, Jason Berman, Anne Carey,Tom Quinn and David Glasser.
Check out the Festival's lineup at Variety here.