Film Class

Film Class with Ian McIver

Film Class was created to provide a forum for nurturing a deeper understanding of film culture and to keep the tradition of the film-going experience alive here in the Napa Valley. This series was created by Ian McIver, who moderates each class. 

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm  Tickets $10 at the door.


August  Film Class: 

Romantic Comedy

Rom Coms make us catch feelings in all the best ways. Our obsession with romantic comedies goes beyond both romance and comedy because we love that mix of realism and Hollywood magic When so much media seems to be about trauma and the failures of society, engaging with a world in which love isn’t just a lifeline, but the center of human experience—that is joyful! Because if not for love, then what for? 


Film Class is made possible by your continued financial support through the Cameo Cinema Foundation.

8.2.  Annie Hall

1977 PG 1h 33m 

Winner of four Oscars -- including Best Picture and Best Actress -- director Woody Allen's iconic romantic comedy charts the relationship between neurotic writer Alvy Singer and quirky aspiring singer Annie Hall.

Cast 

Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall, Janet Margolin, Colleen Dewhurst, Christopher Walken, Donald Symington

Director 

Woody Allen

8.9 Something's Gotta Give

2003 PG-13 2h 8m 

Still sexy at 60, Harry Sanborn is having the time of his life, wining, dining and bedding women half his age. But when he agrees to go to the Hamptons with his girlfriend, their getaway goes awry after her playwright mother stops in unannounced.

Cast 

Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, Paul Michael Glaser, Rachel Ticotin, Nichole Hiltz

Director 

Nancy Meyers


8.16 When Harry Met Sally...

1989 R 1h 36m

Nora Ephron's episodic screenplay introduces womanizing, neurotic Harry and ambitious, equally neurotic Sally as chums who resist sexual attraction to maintain their friendship, a relationship that's always teetering on the brink of love.

Cast 

Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, Lisa Jane Persky, Michelle Nicastro, Harley Jane Kozak

Director 

Rob Reiner

8.23 Sleepless In Seattle

1993 PG 1h 45m

Fate and a tenacious 8-year-old boy conspire to unite lovelorn widower Sam Baldwin and unhappily engaged journalist Annie Reed in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy inspired by the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember.

Cast 

Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Rob Reiner, Bill Pullman, Rita Wilson, Ross Malinger, Rosie O'Donnell, Frances Conroy

Director 

Nora Ephron

8.30 You've Got Mail

1998 PG 1h 59m 

In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet -- both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director Nora Ephron's Golden Globe-nominated romantic comedy puts romance on the ropes -- and forces two people to make tough decisions about life, love and livelihood.

Cast 

Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Dave Chappelle, Jane Adams, Dabney Coleman, Steve Zahn, Reiko Aylesworth, Michael Badalucco, Jean Stapleton, Heather Burns, Elwood Edwards, Kate Finneran, Hallie Hirsh, John Randolph, Katie Sogona, Howard Spiegel, Hallee Hirsh, Jeffrey Scaperrotta, Cara Seymour, Katie Finneran

Director 

Nora Ephron