2 special night screenings at the Ag & Art Festival


VACAVILLE — A 2020 documentary about multimedia artist and chef Jim Denevan and the 2019 romantic comedy “Yesterday” will premiere at next week’s Ag & Art Film Festival.

The documentary “Man in the Field,” which premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, will screen at 7 p.m. Thursday at Journey Downtown, 308 Main St.

“Yesterday,” featuring “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon, will screen outdoors at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hank & Hazels, 501 Merchant St.

Tickets are $15 each.

A handful of filmmakers will be present and present their films. Descriptions of all films are available at http://agandartfilmfestival.com.

Tickets are available for the festival at Journey Downtown. Ticket offices open at 10 a.m. at the “Festival Plaza” (Journey Courtyard) from Wednesday first day, and are already available online.

Festival passes allow holders access to all eight cinema blocks and “Man in the Field” as well as a private wine and wood-fired pizza mixer from 5-7 p.m. at The Library , next to Journey Downtown.

A documentary about Vacaville artist Simon Eisenberg will also premiere at the 4th Annual Agriculture and Arts Festival, with a launch party scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hyatt Place Vacaville, 610 Orange Drive.

Eisenberg’s father, Gary, edited the documentary about his son, who has autism.

The festival director is Lisa Murray, independent filmmaker and host of “I Have Dreams Dammit!” podcast. She divides her time between Vacaville, Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Festival screenings take place Thursday through Sunday at Journey Downtown. The first block of shorts, Thursday through Saturday, is at 10 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m., with a lunch break in between. On Sundays, screenings take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a short coffee break in between. The festival will present 37 films.

For more information about the festival, visit the website or send an email to [email protected].


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