“We’re talking about [New York dates],” said Marcy Hamilton, a principal at TriCoast, the L.A.-based distribution company for the film. “We’ve had an incredible reaction so far. We’re just glad people are getting it. The humor is a little tilted, like The Office.”
Sort of like a Spinal Tap or Best in Show for the wine-drinking set, the film follows four different wineries, each of which represents a Californian winery stereotype: There’s the hippie winemaker, the smarmy marketers, the air-headed heir, and the jerk with the 120-decibel bird siren.
The film earned positive reviews at Cannes this year, and looks like it could get a good few chuckles out of any self-respecting wine geek.
Hamilton said the Corked! team is looking for either an art house release in New York, or — better yet — a film festival showing.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 23, 2009