Advance Tickets + Community Screenings
The Napa Valley Film Festival offers advance tickets for a variety of screenings and special events at the Uptown Theatre and Lincoln Theater. A limited number of tickets are available to purchase on a first come, first served basis.


New this year, we will be offering free entry to all morning screenings at the Lincoln Theater. Reserve your ticket below under the section entitled Community Screenings


From the Vine

November 13 | 1:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

Mark finds newfound purpose by reviving his grandfather’s vineyard, reconnecting with his family in the process.

The Land of High Mountains

November 13 | 2:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

The inspiring true story of the only pediatric hospital in Haiti and the people who are working to realize the dreams of a nation.

I Am Human

November 13 | 6:30 PM | Lincoln Theater

Meet the world’s first “cyborgs” and the one entrepreneur who will stop at nothing on his quest to unlock the human brain.

Well Groomed

November 13 | 8:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

Well Groomed introduces the world of Competitive Creative Dog Grooming and the colorful women behind it.


November 14 | 5:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

Lisa, a struggling single mother, takes a job as a nanny to Justine, an 8-year-old girl who has spina bifida.


November 14 | 8:30 PM | Lincoln Theater

Bruno is still mourning his wife’s passing when his in-laws evict him from the home he and his wife built together.

This Is My Home

November 14 | 8:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

This Is My Home follows a band of two Irish immigrant musicians who embark on an adventure to set a Guinness World Record.


November 15 | 10:30 AM | Uptown Theatre

Motherload chronicles a mother’s quest to promote the cargo bike movement in a gas-powered, digital, and divided world.

Run This Town

November 15 | 1:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

A political aide tries to corral his boss when a young journalist gets word of a scandal that could make or break both of their careers.

The Pollinators

November 15 | 5:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

The Pollinators follows migratory beekeepers and their honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the produce we all eat.

Making Waves

November 15 | 8:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the impact of sound in cinema on an individual’s experience of storytelling.


November 15 | 8:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

RUTH tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Gay Chorus Deep South

November 16 | 1:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

In response to a wave of anti-LGBTQ laws, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embark on a tour of the American Deep South.

Stealing School

November 16 | 5:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

A week before her college graduation, tech prodigy April Chen is accused of plagiarism by an unrelenting teaching assistant.

To The Stars

November 17 | 10:30 AM | Uptown Theatre

A withdrawn farmer’s daughter forges an intimate friendship with a worldly, reckless new girl in 1960s Oklahoma.

The Nomads

November 17 | 1:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

Amidst district budget cuts and school closures, a female teacher introduces men’s rugby to a Philadelphia inner city high school.

Here Awhile

November 17 | 1:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

Anna returns home, only to reveal that she has decided to end her life via the Death with Dignity Act.

The Story of Plastic

November 17 | 5:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

The Story of Plastic uncovers the truth behind plastic pollution and the false solution of plastic recycling.

SOMM TV Presents Verticals

November 17 | 5:30 PM | Uptown Theatre

Winemakers, winery owners, and other pivotal people in the wine business open seminal vintages from their careers.

Special Events

Celebrity Tributes

November 14 | 6:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

Salute the highest levels of cinematic achievement with live interviews with esteemed actors and directors.

Rising Star Showcase

November 16 | 1:00 PM | Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the most promising young talent.

Gala Film + Festival Gala

November 16 | 7:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

Celebrate the ninth annual film festival with our Gala Film, I Want My MTV, followed by our revered Festival Gala.

Community Screenings

Martha: A Picture Story

November 13 | 11:00 AM | Lincoln Theater

In 1970s New York City, photographer Martha Cooper was one of the first to capture images of graffiti appearing on subway cars.

My Beautiful Stutter

November 14 | 12:00 PM | Lincoln Theater

Witness the transformation of five kids who stutter when they enter this groundbreaking program.

Code + Response

November 15 | 10:00 AM | Lincoln Theater

Code + Response shows the aftermath of 2018’s natural disasters and follows four coders in helping first responders save lives.

It All Begins with a Song

November 16 | 10:00 AM | Lincoln Theater

It All Begins with a Song is a celebration of one of music’s most important yet underrated forces.

Standing Up, Falling Down

November 17 | 10:00 AM | Lincoln Theater

An unlikely friendship kindles between a struggling stand-up comedian and a tragically flawed dermatologist.