Focus on Music

Staying true to its namesake, the Woodstock Film Festival has made music an integral part of its annual programming. This year’s Focus on Music selection features several films that will be paired with live performances across a multitude of genres, from jazz to rock n’ roll. The festival’s official kickoff screening of Simon Shaheen: A Musical Journey will include a special post-show performance by the titular oud and violin musician. Liz Manashil’s Bowie-influenced Speed of Life will begin with a selection of song covers from the late superstar’s catalogue by Robert Burke Warren. Rounding out the Festival’s concert series and following the October 4th premiere of Not Not Jazz, there will be a solo performance by drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood.