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2019 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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The Pollinators (New York Premiere) The Pollinators takes us behind the scenes of the agricultural industry to spotlight the migratory beekeepers who ship billions of bees cross-country to pollinate the crops we eat. Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Woodstock and Oct. 6 at the Rosendale Theater.



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Swallow A harrowing tale about a pregnant woman stricken by a desire to consume dangerous objects. When her secret is discovered, she is pitted against her husband and in-laws in a struggle over her sanity and very survival. Oct. 4 at Upstate Films Woodstock and Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Rhinebeck.

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South Mountain Lila is a teacher living in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her writer husband Edgar and teenage daughters until things change forever. Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Woodstock and Oct. 6 at the Orpheum in Saugerties.

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#Like  A noir feminist film about a Woodstock teenager, Rosie, who discovers a mysterious man as she mourns the death of her younger sister. Oct. 5 at Saugerties Orpheum and Oct. 6 Upstate Films Woodstock.


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The Apollo The Apollo, helmed by Oscar- and Emmy-winning director Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the unique history and legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater. Free pre-festival community event co-presented with Radio Kingston and Bardavon. Oct. 1 at UPAC Kingston.

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Not Not Jazz (World Premiere) An in-depth look at the revolutionary musicians Medeski, Martin & Wood as they endeavor to record a new album.Followed by a live performance on Oct 4 at Bearsville. Also screening on Oct. 5 at Upstate Films Rhinebeck.

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The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion takes a close look at the black designers and stylists who created the legendary looks that have had a huge influence on popular culture on the global stage. Oct. 4 at 1PM at Upstate Films II and Oct. 6 at Bearsville.

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Simon Shaheen: A Musical Journey (World Premiere) An intimate portrait of the Palestinian oud and violin virtuoso and his influential career as composer, performer and educator. Screening Oct. 2 at the Woodstock Playhouse with a live concert.


Staff member Jason Vasquez and intern Chase Mayo modeling the new shirt designs

Staff member Jason Vasquez and intern Chase Mayo modeling the new shirt designs

The festival has unveiled new t-shirts for its landmark 20th anniversary! To purchase this year’s apparel and/or other available merchandise click here.


The Woodstock Film Festival would like to thank all of the filmmakers who submitted their films this year. With so many strong and moving submissions, selecting our yearly lineup out of thousands of entries is always a very difficult endeavor as we can only accept roughly 7%. To those who gave us the special opportunity to review their work, we wish you the upmost success on the festival circuit. We look forward to staying in touch and seeing your next project.


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