If like me, you are headed to NYC for BEA in May and you're looking for things to do after a long day of walking around.....may I suggest this.......
A movie screening of Blood Into Wine and a wine tasting at The City Winery on Thursday, May 27th (which is sold out) but they just added another showing for Friday May 28th at 9:00pm.
Maynard James Keenan is well known as the enigmatic frontman for Tool, the driving force behind Puscifier and, to those in the know, he is also crafting quality wines in the arid foothills of Arizona.
Now you have an exclusive opportunity to see just how he does it, with a screening of Blood Into Wine the new documentary that tells the story of Maynard's journey from rockstar to winemaker.
The film has been described as the "Spinal Tap of Chardonnay" with the documentary co-directed by Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke, the team behind critically acclaimed documentaries Moog and The Heart Is a Drum Machine). Winemaking mentor Eric Glomski’s co-stars with Maynard and the film features appearances by friends of both, who star as themselves in comedic segments that highlight the seriousness of Maynard's commitment to his winemaking ventures. Actress Milla Jovovich, actor/comedians Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, Puscifer drummer Tim Alexander (ex-Primus) all contribute their own takes on turning Blood Into Wine.
There will be samplings of Maynard's Arizona Stronghold wines and a post-screeening Q & A with special guests who will be on hand to provide personal insight into how the movie came to fruition and what it takes to create wines in the arid conditions of Northern Arizona.
Don't miss this chance to see behind the scenes of what is becoming a cult favorite.The film will be screened on City Winery's large screen and played over the in-house Meyer Sound system.
Sound fun? I think so - and it's only $12.00 for general admission!! You can't beat that for NYC!! So check it out and maybe I'll see you there!
(Thanks to Sherry for letting me know about this great event!!)