Woodstock Film Fest Announces FOCUS on MUSIC 2015

Carlos Varela, Jackson Browne, Stewart Copeland, Natalie Merchant, XXX, XXX make their mark in Woodstock

(Woodstock, NY) August, 2015 - 

MUSIC, lalalalalalalala

The Poet of Havana, directed by Ron Chapman
New York Premiere

In this incisive thriller, Sam, a Dutch cop of Moroccan heritage infiltrates a Moroccan drug ring and ventures into the depths of Amsterdam’s underworld.As he becomes more involved in the family's inner circles, he begins to find a sense of acceptance he never experienced in his normal life. 

Providing social critique and a personal story of searching for belonging, The Intruder is both a taut crime thriller and a personal tale of moral conflict.

1 Giant Leap II: What About Me?directed by Duncan Bridgeman & Jamie Catto
World Premiere, re-mastered, re-edited

Set over the course of one summer, director Colette Bothof’s Summer charts the budding romance between Anne, a quiet teenager yearning to escape the confines of her small town, and Lena, the leather-clad new girl in town. Capturing the tender awkwardness of young love and sexual awakening, Summer is an endearing, authentic coming-of-age drama

Mavis!, directed by Jessica Edwards
New York Premier

Director Eddy Terstall’s Meet Me In Venice follows Liza, a young Dutch woman, as she travels to Venice to reunite with her estranged musician father, Mauro. The pair embark on a musical voyage, establishing and strengthening their nascent relationship as they journey across the route of the Orient Express. 

Many small adventures and meaningful encounters happen along the way. The journey takes us from Venice to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana,from the inner city of Zagreb to the plains of Northern Serbia, from the hills in the South of Serbia to the rural beauty of Central Bulgaria, culminating the trip at the splendor of the Bosporus.

Paradise is There, directed by Natalie Merchant
World Premier



Stay tuned for more upcoming announcements regarding the OPENING NIGHT FILM, and other events, by following the festival on social media and visiting www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.

About the Woodstock Film Festival:

Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals world wide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 16th Anniversary, September 30-October 4, 2015, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.