SIFF Summerfest continues this weekend

Sonoma International Film Festival offers 10 films over three days.|

SIFF Summerfest began this week and continues through Saturday, featuring new films, including several making their premieres, capped by SIFF Screen & Cuisine, the festival’s signature film, food and wine event.

Closing the festival is the Screen & Cuisine event at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, featuring cocktails, a tequila tasting and live music from the Carlos Herrera Trio. The tasting is followed by a five-course dinner, with wine pairings, and the screening of “Love Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter,” director Rebecca Halpern’s documentary on the controversial Chicago chef and restaurant owner who died of a stroke at 54 in 2013. Halpern will be in attendance at the event, at Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive.

Other highlights include “The Good House” starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Sebastiani Theatre; “Cirque du Cambodia,” about two Cambodian youths who run away to join Cirque du Soleil, Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sebastiani; “Mickey the Story of a Mouse,” about the iconic Disney character, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Sebastiani.

For a complete schedule of films and events and ticket prices, visit

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