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Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey to Receive The Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute at 6th Annual NVFF


Napa, California– The sixth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is pleased to host a private VIP screening of TWC-Dimension’s highly anticipated film Gold.  The film stars Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, who will receive the Caldwell Vineyards Maverick Actor Tribute, for his outstanding contributions to the art of acting and cinematic story-telling.

Directed by Oscar® winner Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana), Gold is an epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold.   McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, who teams up with a similarly eager geologist, played by Golden Globe® nominee Edgar Ramírez, and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia.   Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. 

The film is inspired by true events and will be released wide on Christmas Day.


McConaughey, is best known for his Academy Award®-winning role in Dallas Buyers Club, as well as his unforgettable performances in Mud, The Lincoln Lawyer and HBO’s True Detective.

 “Vintner John Caldwell is the original Napa Valley maverick winemaker, and Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of a maverick when it comes to his work in the film industry,” said NVFF Co-Founder/Director Marc Lhormer. “Matthew boldly inhabits each character that he plays on screen, and we are just delighted to showcase his latest film and to honor him at the festival this year.”


Gold will screen on Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena. The screening is only open to members of the festival’s Patron Circle and Vintner Circle.


The Caldwell Vineyard Maverick Actor Tribute will be presented at 12:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. Deadline Hollywood’s Mike Fleming will host and moderate the onstage conversation with Matthew. The Tribute is open to Patron and Vintner Circle Members, as well as holders of the Pass Plus. A limited number of individual tickets will also be available. See for full details and to purchase passes and tickets.


About The Napa Valley Film Festival

The ultimate celebration of film, food and wine, NVFF lights up wine country at the most colorful time of year, November 9-13. NVFF presents over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in 13 beautiful venues throughout the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Attendees interact with over 300 filmmakers at screenings, and enjoy industry panels, wine tastings, culinary demos, winemaker dinners, Celebrity Tributes, the Awards Ceremony and Festival Gala, Opening and Closing Night parties and more.  Check out highlights from the 2015 NVFF here. The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California. Visit for more information

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