Director Jason Wise scheduled to attend | June 2 & June 4
SOMM is the riveting story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Fewer than 200 people in the world have ever earned the title Master Sommelier.
June 2, 2013
|4:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
June 4, 2013
|7:30 PM||Kirkland Performance Center||Date has passed|
The June 2 and June 4 screenings are on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.
The Master Sommelier exam is a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world: fewer than 200 people have taken it successfully since 1966. SOMM follows four Master Sommelier hopefuls as they prepare for two years in order to spend 25 minutes on a blind tasting, along with an oral theory exam and a practical service exam. While the film is cognizant of the depth of knowledge represented by the exam and the Court of Master Sommeliers that administers it, a healthy amount of irreverent humor provides a welcome reprieve from some of the obsession and intensity involved in the process-humor that often comes from the mouths of the prospective test-takers themselves. There is also, of course, plenty of focus on wine itself, with interviews from industry professionals and loving images of wine (and some breaking of wineglasses). SOMM was the opening night film at the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival.
SOMM is the first feature-length film for American director Jason Wise, who began formulating the project while watching a friend prepare for the Master Sommelier exam. His previous work includes short films and television.
|Principal Cast:||Bo Barrett, Shayn Bjornholm, Dave Cauble, Ian Cauble, Andrea Cecci|
|Running Time:||100 minutes|
|Producer:||Christina Wise, Jason Wise, Jackson Myers|
|Editors:||Bryan Carr, Jackson Myers|
|Website:||Official Facebook Page|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|Language:||English, French, Italian, German|
|US Distributor:||Samuel Goldwyn Films|