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Sonoma International Film Festival


The 2023 Sonoma International Film Festival raised its curtains last month, welcoming several notables from the worlds of cinema and food. Opening night entry Jules, starring Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley, enjoyed its world premiere March 22 at the Sebastiani Theatre. Jules went on to win the Stolman Audience Award for best feature at the festival.


  • Jules director Marc Turtletaub, with cast members Harriet Sansom Harris, Jade Quon, Ben Kingsley, Zoe Winters and SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence.

  • Jules post-screening Q&A with cast, director and screenwriter.

  • SIFF Executive Director Ginny Krieger and Artistic Director Carl Spence

  • Actress Karen Allen attended the festival in support of her starring role in A Strange Twilight.

  • Chef Joanne Weir, shown here with husband Joe Ehrlich, hosted a March 25 luncheon to showcase her new PBS cooking show "Joanne Weir's Wine Country Cooking"

  • Chef Martin Yan, shown here with festival director Ginny Kreiger, was feted at the March 23 Chefs & Shorts dinner.

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