Woodstock Film Festival Newsletters 2017

Stay up to date with the exciting news of the 18th Woodstock Film Festival. As the festival approaches, more information about the films, filmmakers, panels, and special events and guests will be posted here. 

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18TH ANNUAL FIERCELY INDEPENDENT WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2017 LINEUP

WOODSTOCK, NY (September 12, 2017) - The 2017 Woodstock Film Festival will showcase 4 World Premieres, 5 North American Premieres, 1 US Premiere, 20 East Coast Premieres and 9 New York Premieres.

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The iconic Woodstock Film Festival was created in the year 2000. Since then, it has become one of the foremost regional independent film festivals. Establishing itself as a ground-breaking festival that offers a unique platform for filmmakers around the globe, the Woodstock Film Festival has been named among the top 50 film festivals worldwide. 

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 20 ONLINE AND OVER THE PHONE

(845-810-0131)

The WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE (13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY) will be open:

September 20 to October 8 • Wednesday through Sunday, from Noon-6PM (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

October 9-14 • Daily from 9AM to 7PM

October 15 • 9AM to 6PM

Read full lineup release @ https://woodstockfilmfestival.org/2017-lineup-announcement

BILL PULLMAN PERFORMANCE IN ‘THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN’ RECOGNIZED WITH EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD AT 18TH WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

Woodstock, NY (August 28, 2017) - The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that actor Bill Pullman will receive the 2017 Excellence in Acting Award on Saturday October 14 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. Director Jared Moshe (THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN) will present Pullman with the award.

In addition to receiving the award, the Woodstock Film Festival will screen THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN (an A24/DirecTV release) in which Bill Pullman gives a tour de force performance as the title character. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with Pullman, at the annual Actor's Dialogue on Sunday, October 15. 

Read full release @ https://wffpress.squarespace.com/pullman/

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WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SUSAN SARANDON AS HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT

18TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SUSAN SARANDON AS HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT

For additional information contact: press@woodstockfilmfestival.com

Woodstock, NY (August 14, 2017) - The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that iconic actor and producer Susan Sarandon will receive the honorary Maverick Award. In addition to celebrating Sarandon's esteemed film career during the October award ceremony, the Woodstock Film Festival will also be screening BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY— a 2017 film that Sarandon executive produced. 

Read full release @ https://wffpress.squarespace.com/2017-maverick-award

SPECIAL SCREENING: WALKING OUT

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Woodstock, NY (July 2017) - On August 12 at 2pm, the Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of WALKING OUT at Upstate Films in Woodstock. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with guests; directors Andrew Smith and Alex Smith.

For tickets, CLICK HERE. 

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.  

18TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHEP GORDON AS 2017 TRAILBLAZER

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The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that legendary music manager, film producer and culinary arts visionary Shep Gordon, will be fêted as the 2017 Trailblazer.

Gordon, who is the subject of the 2013 hit documentary film SUPERMENSCH: The Legend of Shep Gordon, directed by Mike Myers, was chosen for his steadfast career launching one of the first independent film companies and film distributors, Alive Pictures/Island Alive, as well as managing musicians such as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass, and Luther Vandross; and for sparking the celebrity chef phenomenon by being the first to represent the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud.  

For tickets, visit woodstockfilmfestival.com/events/2017maverickawards.php

For full press release, click here

SPECIAL SCREENING: STORY OF A GIRL

Woodstock, NY (June 2017) - On July 15 at 2pm the Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of STORY OF A GIRL at Upstate Films in Woodstock. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with guests; director Kyra Sedgwick and editor Sabine Hoffman.

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Her home life is even more troublesome as her father's anger and disappointment over the incident has left him unable to look her in the eye. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past. 

SPECIAL SCREENING: STRANGE WEATHER

Woodstock, NY (June 2017) - On July 22, 2pm, The Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of STRANGE WEATHER, directed by Katherine Dieckman at Upstate Films in Woodstock. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Katherine Dieckmann in person.

For tickets, CLICK HERE.

Holly Hunter stars in Katherine Dieckmann’s poignant, lyrical, Southern-set drama about loss, vengeance, overcoming, and the power of female friendship. Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers,” “Fargo”) co-stars, with Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) and a special appearance by Glenne Headly. Original score by Sharon Van Etten. 

JOE COCKER: MAD DOG WITH SOUL

Woodstock, NY (June 2017) - On Saturday, July 8 at 9pm, the Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of the new Joe Cocker documentary JOE COCKER: MAD DOG WITH SOUL at Upstate Films in Woodstock. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director John Edginton, as well as Michael Lang, the co-creator of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, and Joe Cocker's manager, plus other surprise guests. For tickets, CLICK HERE

John Edginton’s feature-length documentary portrays the turbulent life and unique talent of the late Joe Cocker who died from cancer at the age of 70 in Dec 2014. With a voice that could rage, bellow, rasp, screech, or – if circumstances demanded – be unexpectedly yearning and vulnerable, Joe Cocker was capable of taking any song and making it his own. His pain-wracked voice pulled at the emotions of his audiences.