2000 woodstock film festival maverick awards
Best Feature Film-- ($5,000 in services from Cineric, Inc.)
The Dream Catcher, by Ed Radtke --The paths of two juvenile runaways merge in this funny and touching film.
Best Documentary-- ($2,000 in services from Tapehouse, NY.)
Freestyle, by Kevin Fitzgerald -- a mesmerizing look at the street poetry that is African-American hip-hop.
Honorable mention to:
Target Shoots First by Chris Wilcha
Live Free of Die by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt
Best Short Documentary-- ($1,000 in services from Tapehouse, NY.)
The Sunshine, by Phil Bertelsen -- an intimate
exploration of one of NY's skidrow's last remaining flop houses.
Death of a Corner Drugstore by Brooke Maroldi
Best Short Film-- ($2,500 in services from Cineric, Inc.)
A Feeling of Glory, by Coreen Mayrs -- a simultaneously morbid and life affirming story based on an oddball friendship.
Last Request by Tom Hodges
Talk To You Later Steven Hentges
Best Student Film-- ($2,500 in services from Cineric, Inc.)
Landscape, by Nick Regalbuto -- explores the strange things that people do on hot days, beginning with the drinking of a glass of
Night Sweats by David Lebow
and Today's Matinee by Joseph Guerrieri
HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD
A special Honorary Maverick Award was presented to Les Blank whose films on "Real Food, Roots Music and people full of passion for what they do" exemplify the Maverick spirit.
Les Blank has been called "the finest music documentarian in American Cinema today." Blanks film are uniquely life-affirming and have manage to capture and preserve aspects of American culture that have disappeared over the last fifty years. There are no ad placements, logos or corporate strings attached - only real people with heart and soul and time to smell the 'flowers'. His subjects express a deep appreciation for life and its simple pleasures, especially music and food. You're guaranteed to leave a Les Blank film feeling hungry and with an extra beat in your step. -- We recognize Les Blank for capturing these vivid, unforgettable images and reflections, through cinematic poetry.
The award was presented to Blank by D.A PENNEBAKER (Startup.com, Woodstock Diary, Moon Over Broadway, The War Room).