Bijou Theatre

           1624 NE Highway 101   Lincoln City, OR.     541-994-8255          
                  Voted  SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  2016.

FROM THE VINE     PG  94 min.

A downtrodden CEO (Joe Pantoliano) experiences a moral crisis and travels back to Italy to re-calibrate his moral compass. He discovers new life by reviving his grandfather's old vineyard, and tries to reconnect with his wife and daughter.

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Mark Gentile, an attorney and automotive company executive, travels to Italy after a major humiliation in business. He returns to the tiny village of Acerenza, visiting the vineyard where he grew up and finds it in a state of disrepair. 

Mark gets an idea to bring the overgrown property back to life and start producing wine again. Mark convinces various denizens of Acerenza, each with their own comedic personality, to aid him in this seemingly impractical effort, promising everyone a share in the business if it is successful. 

Concerned about his sudden and lengthy trip, Mark is joined by his wife Marina, and his twenty-something daughter, Laura, whose purpose is lost. But when Mark gets a serious offer to run another company, he abruptly packs up and heads home, leaving his daughter to run the winery, something she never planned to do as a career. 

Laura is furious with Mark, but then learns that his choice will ultimately benefit the vineyard and bring true prosperity to Acerenza.

"This is a warm movie with a big heart, exploring enormously important issues in a way that's never remotely pushy or preachy. "  Rich Kline -Shadows on the Wall

"Joe Pantoliano balances charisma and charm in a welcome starring role in this innocuous comedy about starting over and rediscovering your roots."  Todd Jorgenson -Cinelogue

"Curl up with a nice glass of Antinori Tignanello and enjoy." Alex Saveliev -Film Threat