The festival, which runs Nov. 13-17, was founded by Brenda and Marc Lhormer to showcase Napa Valley through screenings, wine tastings and culinary events. Directed by John Wells, "August: Osage County" is based on the award-winning play by Tracy Letts. The darkly comic drama about a dysfunctional family, with three sisters and a pill-addicted mother, is set in a house in Oklahoma.
The film adaptation stars Meryl Streep ("Sophie's Choice," "The Iron Lady"), Julia Roberts (Three Days of Rain, "Erin Brockovich"), Sam Shepard (Heartless), Ewan McGregor (West End's Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs, "Moulin Rouge"), Olivier Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch (Frankenstein, "Sherlock"), Oscar winner Chris Cooper ("Adaptation"), Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding") and Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin (The Miracle Worker, "Little Miss Sunshine").
Disney's "Savings Mr. Banks," starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers, will play at a gala presentation Nov. 14. The film, which recounts the adaptation of the novel into the live-action movie, is set to hit theatres Dec. 13. "Saving Mr. Banks" is directed by John Lee Hancock.