WINE CRUSH (VAS-Y COUPE!)

Directed by Laura Naylor
Week 2 – Film rental available Friday, July 17 – Thursday, July 23

A motley team of laborers travels from the North of France each year to harvest grapes at a small Champagne vineyard run by an eccentric winemaker with a cult following. Many of them have been picking these grapes for a quarter century, but as the winemaker begins to hand over the family business to his son—and younger workers increasingly join the team—it is unclear if this harvest tradition can endure. An immersive portrait of two disparate French worlds entwined, the film weaves intimate vérité scenes through the whirlwind labor of the harvest. And the process of making the wine itself rests a purely visual experience, pleasurably just out of reach.