Red Obsession

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September 13, 2013 06:00pm-09:30pm
Doris Duke Theatre


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Directed by David Roach & Warwick Ross. 2013. Australia | China | France | UK | Hong Kong

In the world of fine wine, Bordeaux has almost mythical status as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. But its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of worldwide economies. Now change is coming to Bordeaux, with traditional customers like the US and the UK giving way to China's new rich—who push prices to stratospheric levels. The demand is unprecedented, but the product is finite and this new client wants it all. Will the China market be the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux’s centuries-old reputation? Narrated by Russell Crowe, Red Obsession follows the history, triumphs and global economic complexities of the holy grail of fine wines, Bordeaux. Featuring Francis Ford Coppola, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jancis Robinson MW, Oz Clarke and Yue-Sai Kan.

Reception and wine tasting: 6-7:30pm.
Join us for a pre-screening wine tasting conducted by Silvert & Saibene Wines. The sampled wines will be available for purchase, along with plates of global cuisine from Da Spot.

Special guest: Alexander Silvert will introduce the film at 7:30pm

Alexander Silvert is a partner in Silvert & Saibene Wines, which he founded in 2009. A practicing lawyer, Mr. Silvert is currently First Assistant Federal Defender in Hawai‘i. He has been a public defender since 1985, after graduating from UCLA and the Boston School of Law. Mr Silvert is also the President of Aloha STAC, a non-profit organization providing assistive technology to children and adults with disabilities.

Silvert & Saibene Wines, LLP, is an independent importer/wholesaler to Hawai‘i of fine wines from Latin America, Oregon, Washington, and California.

View the trailer.