Director: Jerry Rothwell, Reuben Atlas Run Time: 85 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016
Starring: Jay McInerney, Jefery Levy, Laurent Ponsot
The feature documentary SOUR GRAPES, co-directed by Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas, pops the cork on a the world’s greatest wine fraud.
Q&A with director and Cara Cusumano (Director of Programming, Tribeca Film Festival) to also include a special wine tasting presentation.
With youthful charisma and pockets full of cash, Rudy Kurniawan earns the reputation of a wine savant, ingratiating himself with some of high society’s most fervent connoisseurs. His Gatsbyesque path collides with US billionaire Bill Koch, and Laurent Ponsot, a Burgundian winemaker, resulting in a humorous and suspenseful investigation into one of the most ingenious cons of our time.
Part of Nitehawk’s LOCAL COLOR series, in partnership with Tribeca Film Festival.