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Blind Ambition + Grassetto

25 August 2022 | 9:00 pm


Blind Ambition 

Australia, 2021. Directed by Robert Coe, Warwick Ross. 94 min. PG

When God closes a door, he opens a bottle

Winner of the Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival, BLIND AMBITION is the inspiring story of  four Zimbabwean refugees who conquered the odds to become South Africa’s top sommeliers. Driven by relentless optimism, a passion for their craft and unshakeable national pride, they form Zimbabwe’s first ever wine tasting team and set their sights on the coveted title of ‘World Wine Tasting Champions’. From the moment they arrive in France to compete, this team of mavericks turns an establishment of privilege and tradition on its head. A truly uplifting documentary that celebrates just how irrepressible the human spirit can be.

“Blind Ambition educates the viewer about wine tasting in a way that is simultaneously entertaining and eye-opening, linking it to the men’s own stories to provide a different perspective on wine and the culture around it.” – Universal Cinema

Local preshow: 


Canada, 2022. Directed by Hawkin Paleczny. 10 min. NR

In this action indie short film, Luca Longo lives by La Cosa Nostra and is not afraid when two thugs from the mafia are sent to kill him. An epic fight scene ensues and Luca’s boldness will change his fate for better or worse.

About the Filmmaker:

Hawkin Paleczny grew up in Niagara. Filming locations include Cosmo’s Diner in Thorold, Town of Lincoln and the City of Port Colborne.


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25 August 2022
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Stratus Vineyards
2059 Niagara Stone Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada
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Covid Protocols
Film screening is taking place outdoors, guests are encouraged to wear masks when accessing indoor washroom facilities.