WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

 

"HONORING THE YOUNG AND THE OLD, ENDORSING COMMUNITY, ADVOCATING INSPIRATION AND LAUDING HUMANITARIAN GESTURES — ALL SENTIMENTS THAT SUM UP WOODSTOCK AND ITS 'FIERCELY INDEPENDENT' FILM FESTIVAL, QUITE WELL."
(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)

 

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Or come by the box office at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. Tickets are selling fast - don't wait to the last minute. 

Box Office Hours

September 20 to October 8
Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

 
 
 

October 9-14
9am-7pm
Open everyday

October 15
9am-6pm

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THIS IS CONGO recently sold-out its screening at Upstate Films II Rhinebeck on October 12, so a second screening has been added at Woodstock Community Center on October 14 at 11:00AM. 

Director Daniel McCabe is from Woodstock and THIS IS CONGO is his first film. This film received a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival. Do not miss this rare opportunity to see this film before it sells out yet again!

THIS IS CONGO

Directed by Daniel McCabe
Congo, USA, Canada, Qatar / 2017 / 91minutes
New York Premiere
In Swahili, Lingala, French, and English with subtitles
This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world's longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it. Daniel McCabe is a New York based photographer and director. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera and CNN among others. This is Congo is Daniel's first feature-length documentary.


The Woodstock Film Festival would like to highlight its Spotlight on Women in Film & Media program. This initiative highlights exciting new works by some of today's most talented, established, and up-and-coming female directors. Every year the festival ensures that women directors have a platform that allows them to share their films and voices.

"It is an honor to support and celebrate the achievements of women filmmakers at the Woodstock Film Festival every year. Film festivals, such as ours, are an important platform for these talented directors, so that together we work towards gender equality," said Meira Blaustein, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival. "Our Spotlight on Women in Film and Media brings these inspirational women to center-stage, not only highlighting their exceptional work, but also providing an inspiration to those who are not yet as accomplished so they too will follow their dreams."

32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide 

Directed by Hope Litoff

Arthur Miller: Writer

Directed by Rebecca Miller

Bean

Directed by Emilie Bunnell

Becks

Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Directed by Alexandra Dean

The Chocolate Case

Directed by Benthe Forrer

Girl in Flight

Directed by Sandra Vannucchi

La Chana

Directed by Lucija Stojevic

The Last Pig

Directed by Allison Argo

The Light of the Moon

Directed by Jessica M. Thompson

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Directed by Windy Borman

My Name is Pedro

Directed by Lillian LaSalle

Roll With Me

Directed by Lisa France

The Sounding

Directed by Catherine Eaton

The Strange Ones

Directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein

Thank You for Coming

Directed by Sara Lamm

They

Directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Directed by Barbara Kopple

To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor

Directed by Donna Zaccaro

 
 
 

Focus on Music showcases films about music and musicians, while at the same time exploring the role that music plays in film. Whether it be an original musical, a micro opera, a documentary on getting the band back together, a biopic, or an inspirational story of how music saves lives, these films all highlight the importance music can have on your life. All the films feature incredibly talented cast members and dedicated musicians. Focus on Music is sure to get your foot tapping and your heart burning to learn more.  

40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie

Directed by Lee Aronsohn

A Symphony of Hope

Directed by Brian Weidling

Becks

Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Directed by Sam Pollard

Stuck (kick-off event)

Directed by Michael Berry

A HAND OF BRIDGE (KICK-OFF EVENT)

Directed by David Miller and Frank Borin


The various programs in the Shorts are made to ensure that all audiences can find something that is of their interest. Some of these categories include growing up, finding your place in this world, and just learning compassion. Our short docs are incredible true stories worthy of repeating and showing the world. 

Short: GROWING UP

Short Docs 1

 
 

Short Docs 2

 
 

The Woodstock Film Festival staff spotlights four films that have caught our attention that we are excited to be showing. 

The Song of sway lake

Directed by Ari Gold

"The production design of The Song of Sway Lake will blow you away. Unbelievable attention to detail was taken to create a beautiful film, not to mention it is topped off with a star-studded cast."

- Natalie Chau (Volunteer Coordinator) 

 

becks

Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell

"Becks is a film that captures your attention immediately as you follow the lead actress through a tough breakup. The soundtrack performed by the talented lead actress, Lena Hall, carries the audience through an emotional journey."

- Kendal Till (Press Team)

the last pig

Directed by Allison Argo

"Allison Argo masterfully crafts a beautiful story from beginning to end. With stunning cinematography and a clear depiction of the love a man has for his animals, this film reminds you of the kindness and morality human beings can have."

- Sierra Slaughter (Press Team)
 

what children do

Directed by Dean Peterson

"This film will resonate with anyone who has dealt with quirky relatives. This funny and heartwarming tale about family, love, and what happens when people are thrown into new and evolving situations will keep you hooked."

- Morgan Malecki (Meira Blaustein's Assistant)

 
 

Enjoy the local cuisine that the Hudson Valley has to offer in-between films this year.

  • A&P
    • A&P Bar is all about the &…Comfort & contrast. International & local. You & us. We’ve created this place to serve you, your pals & family the most exquisite cocktails & selection of comfort food you’ve ever had. During the festival make sure to stop by and sample our speciality cocktails: The Susan Sarandon, The Bill Pullman, The Shep Gordon, and The Stuck.
  • Terrapin Restaurant
    • From far-flung origins, the world’s most diverse flavors meet and mingle here, in this room, at your table. From elements both historic and eclectic comes something surprising, fresh, and dynamic: dishes to delight both the body and soul.

We are currently seeking matching funds for a facilities grant that we hope to receive from NYSCA on January 1, 2018. Your support will help us achieve our goal. We raised $25,000 with a goal of $40,000. The Film Center is the hub of operations for the Woodstock Film Festival as well as the Hudson Valley Film Commission. The facility's improvements would be an asset to the overall operations of the festival and the film commission. We thank you in advance for your donations.

Your Capital Campaign Contribution will help us hire local contractors to: 
- Gut and renovate 2 office spaces & bathroom ($20k) 
- Electric upgrades ($5k)
- 5 new windows ($3k) 
   *includes removal of old windows and new installation
- Prep for and install spray foam insulation ($12k) 
   *includes demo and new walls after foam insualtion

For more information and to make a charitable donation, please visit our Capital Campaign page.


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Get the best of the fest with a Full Festival Pass which includes priority seating for screenings and panels, access to parties and the hospitality suite, a ticket to the award ceremony, and more! Maverick Awards Tickets will take place on October 14 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, New York. 

The box office is now open. Tickets start at $10. For more information on ticket prices, schedules, venues, and more please visit Woodstock Film Festival Ticket Info.


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