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I nt R o DUC t I on IntRoDUCtIon Welcome to the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival Artists of every stripe have traditionally found inspiration in the Hudson Valley and filmmakers are just the latest to have found a creative home in this magnificent region. As the leaves turn from green to red, filmmakers come from all over the country and the world to join us. Their collective visions create what we proudly call the “fiercely independent” Woodstock Film Festival.

Peter Saraf and Jonathan Demme

We welcome these creative voices. Young artists experimenting with new media are finding creative expression with Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Vine and Instagram. They learned from established directors who began in traditional filmmaking and the two worlds of old and new media collide, as generations of filmmakers are inspired by one another. The Woodstock Film Festival is poised to explore our future while paying homage to the past. So if you see youth with eyes and fingers focused on their phones on the streets during the film festival, don’t assume they are texting friends. They very well may be tweeting about something they just learned listening to one of the giants of cinema, such as Peter Bogdanovich, or about a riff they just heard from the horn of jazz legend Sonny Rollins. Or reporting on a film they just saw about China, about immigration, about racial profiling or about religion. Those budding voices are our social media “army,” and who knows? They could be everyone’s hope for the future. We celebrate them along with the seasoned masters of cinema. We hope you will, too. Our keynote speaker this year, Slava Rubin of Indiegogo, is an instrumental part of today’s new landscape of accomplishing creative projects by non-traditional means via crowdfunding. Our Television for the Internet panel explores how stories and entertainment are finding an expanding venue in the digital space. The Woodstock Film Festival brings together the traditional and the cutting edge and we invite you to explore this with us. Treat yourself to some of the great documentaries, narratives and shorts; be inspired by eye-opening panels and enjoy the thrilling live music. And while you’re here experiencing the film festival, do take in all the natural beauty, art, culture and cuisine of the Hudson Valley. The Woodstock Film Festival has events and films in the towns beyond Woodstock; in Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties, and they each have unique fares to be savored and enjoyed. Visit the galleries and boutiques, rivers and trails, restaurants and cafés, and discover the enchantment of the Hudson Valley.

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Mustapha Khan, David Hinds and Stephen Hays

Meera Gandhi and Mark Ruffalo

We would like, as ever, to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make the festival possible: our staff and volunteers, sponsors and individual contributors, board of directors and advisory board, filmmakers, industry members and our community at large. We thank you all for your support and wish you a wonderful festival. Welcome to the 14th Woodstock Film Festival. See you at the movies. Ellen Kuras, Mynette Louie and Sabinne Hoffman

Meira Blaustein Co-Founder, Executive Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lauri Andretta, Meira Blaustein, Eva Marie Graham, Stephen Hays, Ilene Marder, Laurent Rejto, Aida Wilder

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staff ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Executive Director/Co-Founder Administrative Director/Co-Founder Deputy Director Office Manager

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING Features & Documentaries Shorts Animation Youth Screening Screeners

Panels, Jury & Honorary Awards Additional Panels Special Music Programmer

Meira Blaustein Laurent Rejto, Michael Burke Bill Plympton, Signe Baumane Michael Burke, Adam Blaustein Rejto David Becker, Susan Black, Michael Burke, Sarah Evers, Terrence Gardner, David Goldbeck, Nikki Goldbeck, Luc Gorczynski, Jennifer Halpern, Dylan Hurley, Wayne Pyle, William Rubel, Dorrie Racioppo, Sam Robotham, Barbara Salzman, Jeremiah Wenutu Meira Blaustein Doreen Ringer-Ross (BMI) Amanda Warman Paul Green

FESTIVAL OPERATIONS Operations Director Operations Manager Volunteer Coordinator Art Department Exec Director Assistant Communication Services Print Trafficker Print Trafficking Asst. Special Events Technical Director Technical-Projectionists

Transportation Director Venue Directors Youth Initiative Coordinator Maverick Awards Coordinator Shorts Digital Prep Animated Trailer Music for Trailer Interns

FESTIVAL SERVICES Guest Relations Director Guest Relations Registration Registration Coordinators Legal Counsel

Michael Burke Bridget Dawson Nina Herzog Stacey Anderson, Vincent DeBellis, Jeremiah Wenutu Chelsea McGinty Greg Carttar, Char Harner (3rd St R&D Production Services) Bridget Dawson Dorrie Racioppo Lauri Andretta, Donna Parisi Jeff Kantor (Canus Major Productions) Pete Ceretta, Alex Donaldson, Dave Forni, Scott Francis, Erik Hendricks, Jake Haisley, Dan Hartnett, Matt Kehoe, Mike O’Brien, Tim Sullivan Kevin Bell Christopher Washington, Emily Carragher, Daniel Falk, Yael Falk David Nelsen Epstein, Onteora HS James Fischer Chad Smith Edgeworx Studios, based on poster art by Scott Michael Ackerman David Baron, Edison Music Corp. Tiffanie Delozier, Terry Gardner, Nina Gioia, Dylan Hurley, Dorrie Racioppo, Sam Robotham, Tara Flanagan, Alexandra Harvazinski, Nicolas Davis Nikki Goldbeck Gabrielle Kleinmann, Gail Nussbaum, Barbara Silver, Shelly Tumen, Tiffanie Delozier Tracy Cohen-Kamien, Sam Kandel Risa Kamien, Matt Kamien Richard J. Goldman, Esq.

SALES Box Office Manager Box Office (pre-fest) Accounting Coordinator

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staff PUBLIC RELATIONS Press Director Press Coordinator Press Assistants Social Media Coordinator Press Consultant Community Engagement Coordinator Videography Photography Coordinator Photography Coordinator Asst. Photography Tech Photographers

Chandra Knotts Alana Davis Nina Gioia, Tara Flanagan, Eliza Kunkel Jen Dragon Illene Marder Colette Perfit Gregory Bray, SUNY New Paltz Crew Naomi Schmidt Alicia Eberhardt Tom Smith Anjali Bermain, David Cunningham, Abbot Genser, Rick Gilbert, Caitlin Frackelton, Peggy Fusco, Chris Hallman, Jacob Hutchings, Hayley Krichels, John Mazlish, Regina Moerikofer, David Rosenberg

PROGRAM Graphic Design Art Work Publication Editors Data Solutions Website

Naomi Schmidt (Naomi Graphics) Scott Michael Ackerman Nikki Goldbeck, Michael Burke Diana Simonson Laurent Rejto

Bearsville Theater Mountain View Studio Upstate Films Woodstock Kleinert/James Art Center Rosendale Theatre Upstate Films Rhinebeck Woodstock Playhouse

Sydelle Freed, Kathy Fleig Claire Kinnen, Donna Dynes Gerald Habib, Jennifer Mille, Helen Levine Donna & Russell Parisi Charlene Boswell, Ginny Neidermier, Kathe Sweeny Todd Klebanoff, Suyen Harris, Cheryl Davis Cherity Wicks, Richard Malvey

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Volunteers as of Sept 15 Debbi Adelman Marcia Albert Ashley Amell Chris Baker Frank Beresheim Anjali Bermain Megan Berrian Vicki Blucher Danielle Bodnar Charlene Boswell Martin Bruhn Anne Byer Barbara Cazakoff Tom Cherwin Elyse Clifford Ilene Cohen Tim Court Danielle Crofoot David Cunningham Cheryl Davis Angela Demarta Mike Derr Jerry Dingee Elissa Dini Miles DuBois Donna Dynes

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Alecia Eberhardt Irene EdmondRosenberg Marlene Feder Elijah Fitgerald Kathy Fleig Tesa Flores Caitlin Frackelton Sydelle Freed Abbot Genser Rick Gilbert Jamie Glass Jackie Gleason Brenda Goodhart Carol Gray Suzanne Grossberg Rose Gurrieri Gerald Habib Chris Hallman Lucas Handwerker Gary Harnischfeger Suyen Harris Sandra Harris Ben Hayes Claudine Heller Jean Hendrickson

Gerry Herman Leslie Herman-Jones Jennie Hirsch Trevor Hockley Mary Holmes Eva Huie Cynthia Hunt Howard Hurst Jacob Hutchings Allison Irwin Rachel Lynn Jackson Evette Jacobs Debra Kamecke Mercedes Karabec Bob Katz Clare Kinnen Tod Klebanoff Ashley Korenewsky Hayley Krichels Liz Krisjanis Jesse LaCascio Lou LaConture Helen Levine Michelle Macau Amanda Mackler Rick Malvey

Dave Massee Roland Max John Mazlish Mike McCabe Sean McCabe Jen Mille Eleanor Minsky Julius Minksy Regina Moerikofer Ellen Naney Virginia “Ginny” Neidermier JC Niele Sean O’Brien Margo Obourn Gerry Obourn Joan Outtlich Jimmy Parker Ron Parker Paige Patunas Vincent Pecoraro Steve Perfit Daniel Pfeiffer Ariel Puccio Michelle Rissolo Susan Robbins

David Rosenberg Kathryn Salensky Suzanne Scalzi Ashley Schoessow Will Schwartz Eden Seiferheld Ruth Senchya Nancy Sheehan Paula Silbey Tom Smith Cyndi Snyder John Stanzione Geri Stein Kathe Sweeney Sherry Tesler Noel Van Etten Kathy Varadi Stephanie Vazquez Kelly Washburn Heidi Washburn Alivia Wesley Cherity Wicks Laura Zinn

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t hank yoU thank yo U If we forgot to thank you, please forgive our oversight and know that your help and support is very much appreciated.

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Lorraine Bell & Mark Weisdorf Bill & Lesley Collins Amelia Feinberg Eva Marie Graham Ann Hughes Peter Leidel Kayle Nichols Daniel H. Schneider Esq.

Gaffer Jeff and Marjory Bauml Claude Dal Farra David Giffen Conan Gorenstein Peter Graham Patricia Lichtenberg Daniel Schneider

Adam and Daniel Richard Abramowitz Catskill Art & Office Supply Chris Allieri John Amaroso Jay Andretta Abbe Aronson Susan & Stuart Auchincloss Michael Babcock Aviva & Charles Bachman Pater Baxter & Slamdance Ikutiel Blaustein Mark Braunstein Elizabeth Brambilla Gayle Burbank & Kenny Cohen

Crista Burke Delilah Burke Pete & Nancy Caigan Maggie Cammer Gary Chetkof Tracy Christian Jay Cohen Colleen Cruikshank Claude dal Farra Diane Davis Brian S. Devine Udy Epstein Gene Fischer Judy Flynn Adah Frank Lois C. Freeman Nina Friedman March Gallagher Meera Gandhi Ruth Garbus Leon & Geri Gast Joyce Gelb Annemarie Gilly Carol & Roger Gold David Goldbeck Doris Goldberg & Irwin Rosenthal Harris Goldberg Dick Goldman, Esq. Alice Goodman & David Gillis Patty Goodwin

Marie Gordon Mary Gormley Lisa Gossels Michaela Graham Perry & Martin Granoff Rachelle Gura & Roger Green Tom Hall Jennifer Halpern Robin Hayes County Executive Mike Edwina & Marty Henderson Vivian Hodges & Stuart Margolis Gill Holland Richard & Amy Hutchings Judith Jamison Doug Jones Jackeline Kellachn, The Golden Notebook Bryn Kelsey Marti Ladd/Wild Rose Inn Dede Lieber Steve Lieber Julian Lines Aida LiPera Sam & Cathy Magarelli Ron Mann Doreen Mar Jordan Matthews Jim McCune

Katharine Mckenna Sarah Mecklem Deanie Melniker Gail Miller & Billy Rothberg Luc Moeys Bruce & Caralee Moor Saugerties Mayor Willam E. Murphy David Nelsen Epstein Steve Nemeth Ric Orlando Marlyn Park Nina Paterel Steve & Colette Perfit Karen Pignataro/ Woodstock Inn on the Millstream Thomas Pignone Barbara Pokras Evelyne Pouget & Mitch Ditkoff Lisa Protter Joan Quigley Tom Quinn Nick Rashby Leann & Neil Ratner Michele Rejto Organic Nectar Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce Rhinebeck Doreen Ringer-Ross Randy & Barbara Rissman

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce Michael Ruger Peter Saraf Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Saugerties Office of Tourism Angela Schapiro Marvin Seligman Paul Solis Cohen Joan Snyder Donna & Harvey Sorgen Gary Springer Judy Steinfeld Ellen Sweeney Joe & Avis Toochin Bill Topazio Martin Torres Val Vadeboncoeur Shari Weingarten/Twin Gables Ryan Werner Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Woodstock General Supply Bob Wyatt Laurie Yvilsaker Allen & Ellen Zerkin Diana & Dale Ziegenfelder Woodstock Chamber of Commerce

In memory of our friend a long term supporter Conan Gorenstein. You will be missed.

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Judy Arthur - Publicity/Consultant (Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs) Signe Baumane - Animator (Teat Beat of Sex, Birth, Rocks in My Pockets) Eamonn Bowles - President, Magnolia Pictures Robin Bronk - CEO of The Creative Coalition Claude Dal Farra - Producer BCDF Pictures (Higher Ground, Peace Love and Misunderstanding, Why Stop Now) Vincent D’Onofrio - Actor (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Full Metal Jacket) Griffin Dunne - Director/Producer/Actor (After Hours, Fierce People) Martha Frankel - Entertainment Journalist/Author (Hats & Eyeglasses) Leon Gast - Filmmaker (Smash His Camera, When We Were Kings) Jonathan Gray - Senior partner at Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP Ethan Hawke - Director/Actor (Brooklyn’s Finest, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Chelsea Walls, The Hottest State) Sabine Hoffman - Editor (The Dry Land, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Brother to Brother, Personal Velocity) Gill Holland - Producer, The Group Entertainment (2nd Serve, Mariachi Gringo) Ted Hope - Producer (Adventureland, 21 Grams) Michael Lang - Producer/Promoter (1969, 1995, 1999 Woodstock Festival) Melissa Leo - Actor (The Fighter, Frozen River, Predisposed, 21 Grams) Stephen Nemeth - President of Rhino Films/ Producer (Climate Refugees, Fields of Fuel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) Jeremiah Newton - NYU Industry Liaison, Producer (Beautiful Darling) Annie Nocenti - Journalist/Screenwriter/Teacher, Cine Institute

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Ron Nyswaner - Screenwriter/Director (Prediposed, Philadelphia) Bill Plympton - Animator (Guard Dog, Hot Dog, Summer Bummer) Aidan Quinn - Actor/Producer (Last Keepers, 32A, Dark Matter) Peter Saraf - Producer, Executive Producer, Big Beach Productions (Our Idiot Brother, Little Miss Sunshine) Steve Savage - President/Co-founder, New Video and Docurama Liev Schreiber - Actor/Director (Salt, Taking Woodstock, The Painted Veil, Everything is Illuminated) Zachary Sklar - Screenwriter (JFK) Lori Singer - Actress (Footloose) Dancer, Cellist John Sloss - Attorney/Producer, Sloss Law & Cinetic Media (I’m Not There, Pieces of April, Far From Heaven) Fisher Stevens - Founding Partner, Greene Street Films, Actor/Producer/Director (Awake, Pinero, The Cove) David Strathairn - Actor (Cold Souls, Good Night and Good Luck) Lemore Syvan - Producer, Elevation Filmworks (Henry’s Crime, The Ballad of Jack and Rose)

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Wff W ff yeaR-RoUnD pRogRammIng The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates emerging and established voices in independent film with screenings, panels and concerts throughout the MidHudson Valley.

The Woodstock Film Festival and the Hudson Valley Programmers Group are committed to providing the Hudson Valley with year-round programming, offering screenings and events from New York City to the Capital Region and beyond.

January found WFF and HVFC at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where they hosted a brunch for industry members in conjunction with 120dB Films and the NY Governors Office of Motion Picture and TV Development.

The festival is centered in the historic arts colony of Woodstock, New York, with additional events and screenings taking place in the nearby towns of Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Boiceville, Saugerties and Kingston.

Street Journeys Screening Street Journeys screening

Every fall, film and music lovers from around the world gather in Woodstock for an exhilarating variety of films, concerts, celebrity-led seminars, workshops, an awards ceremony and superlative parties. Visitors find themselves in a relaxed, receptive atmosphere surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.

William A Place at the Table Greaves screeningTribute and reception

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As a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, Woodstock Film Festival’s mission is to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists and culture and inspired learning and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.

In March, WFF presented a Woodstock screening and fundraiser of local filmmaker Tracy Christian’s documentary Street Journeys. Not a dry eye was left in the house after this film about street children in Kenya. WFF held its annual Soho house benefit in New York City in April with a special screening of the acclaimed documentary A Place at the Table. Renowned chef Tom Colicchio attended for an engrossing Q&A with the filmmakers about the state of the underfed in the United States. WFF presented several other important and very topical screenings including co-hosting the fracking documentary Bidder 70 with Frack Free Catskills and Catskill Mountainkeepers. Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was on hand to relay his experiences fighting the federal government over land rights.

SohoTeapot House, NYC and mixer Brass screening

The range of films presented includes feature narratives, documentaries and shorts, many of which are premieres from the U.S and abroad. Filmmakers often attend and follow up screenings with Q&As. Each year the festival presents films in the categories of: Exposure, Films of the Hudson Valley, Focus on Music, World Cinema and Youth Screenings. The Making Bidder 70 of Screening Life of Pi

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In July, WFF and BCDF held the first annual Summer Meet Up as eight filmmakers came together to delve honestly and openly into their film projects. As filmmaker Isabel Barton noted, the experience “provided a rare opportunity to take a look at the reality of the current film industry arena and showcase our works-in-progress within a nurturing environment.” The Hudson Valley Programmers Group presented two tours over the past year. WFF 2012 opening night film Dear Governor Cuomo... made its way around the Hudson Valley into numerous theaters, spreading the message about fracking in New York State. Then in March, HVPG brought the locally filmed The Brass Teapot, with producer Darren Goldberg, for screenings in Newburgh and Beacon. In August, WFF held a fundraiser in Rhinebeck with a special screening of Magic Men (also making its World Premiere at WFF 2013). Finally, WFF also hosted the first annual Taste of Woodstock in May. The event was a huge hit and plans are already in the works for the second annual event in 2014. Over 20 local restaurants and businesses took part in a wonderfully delicious evening.

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Filmmaker meet up

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In June, WFF presented a screening of William Greaves documentary Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey. The legendary filmmaker’s wife and daughter were in the audiences for a tribute to this iconic documentarian.

Photo: John Koar

WFF also hosted a special presentation and book signing by author and Life of Pi associate producer Jean Christophe-Castelli. Castelli signed his book The Making of the Life of Pi: A Film Journey and brought guests inside the long road to bringing the novel to life as an Academy Award® winning film.

INAUGURAL TASTE OF WOODSTOCK PARTICIPANTS Visit and savor the delicacies at these generous establishments: Bistro-to-Go, Bread Alone, Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Corner Cupboard, Cucina Woodstock, Garden Café, Joshua’s, Landau Bar and Grill, little apple, Maria’s Bazaar, Mountain Gate Indian Restaurant, New World Home Cooking Co., Oriole 9, Peace, Love & Cupcakes, The Red Onion, Sunfrost Farms, Vege-Terranean Grill, Woodstock Wines & Liquors, Yum Yum Noodle Bar

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This year’s Exposure Program

God Loves Uganda

Programming at the Woodstock Film Festival encourages those who use film as a way to explore social, environmental and political themes, while challenging their inherent boundaries.

is a depiction of that goal. We are proud to present a line-up of films that represent the myriad challenges our world faces in these times of uncertainty. This year’s films are the voices of our diverse planet and reveal the heroes who dedicate themselves to changing the worldview against the status quo. This includes such films as Town Hall,

and emerging filmmakers have now made the Hudson Valley their home. A Birder’s Guide to Everything

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The Hudson Valley and Catskills have been a hotbed of creative energy and artistic vibrancy for over a century. In addition to attracting production talent from all over the world, many established

I Am a Visitor in Your World, God Love Uganda and State of Control. Additional programming, including panels and year-round events, cover a broad range of socioeconomic and political topics. Select participants have included Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Tim Robbins, Peter Gabriel, Barbara Kopple, Arlo Guthrie, and many others.

Look for the logo in the program, which indicates if a film was shot regionally.

TThe 2013 WFF schedule features many locally produced films including the feature films Doomsdays, and the short films Relics, Mobile Homes, On the House, Promised Land, The Exit Room, In the Blind and Aerodrome. Doomsdays

Focus on Music showcases films about music and musicians, while, at the same time, exploring the role that music plays in film. Many of the films emphasize how music can be an important and powerful tool for expression and conflict resolution.

Sonny Rollins

The BMI Music Panel and concerts play a critical role in Focus on Music programming. Participants over the years have included Pine Top Perkins, Donovan, Levon Helm, Bernie Worrell, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio of Phish, Kate Pierson, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Rowan, Marshall Crenshaw, Duncan Sheik, Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and many others. 2013 Focus on Music feature films include Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes and Orenthal: the Musical

Forgotten Kingdom

As technology makes our world seem smaller and increasingly accessible, we are given the rare opportunity to expand our global consciousness. Film remains one of the highest forms

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for such expression, offering audiences the scenery, sounds and personalities of faraway places. 2013 feature films and guests from many countries around the world. WFF is proud to present the World Cinema program to further our commitment to sharing experiences across continents. World Cinema feature film highlights for 2013 include Purgatorio, The Forgotten

Kingdom, Ummah, Above the Sea, The Big Leap, The Biggest Fear, Disarming Falcons, Ed, Hunger, Last Remarks, Late Spring, Social Butterfly and more.

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SElECT PrOJECTS THAT HAVE SHOT in THE HudSOn VAllEy  The Bourne Legacy

Directed by Tony Gilroy

 Keep the Lights On

Directed by Ira Sachs

 Rhymes With Banana

Directed by Joe Muszinski & Peter Hutchings

 First Winter

Directed by Benjamin Dickinson

 In Our Nature Directed by Brian Savelson  Our Idiot Brother

Directed by Jesse Peretz

 Francine Directed by Brian Cassidy & Melanie Schatzky

 Martha Marcy May Marlene Directed by Sean Durkin

 The Last Keepers Directed by Maggie Greenwald

 Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Directed by Bruce Beresford

On location with Cold In July

On location with We Are What We Are

The Hudson Valley Film Commission (HVFC) creates JOBS and sustainable economic development by attracting, supporting and promoting local film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley/Catskills. Conservative estimates indicate that 2013 projects will create more than

$10 million in regional revenue. Production spending includes hiring local crews, cast members, extras, lodging, car & truck rentals, locations, catering, production supplies, equipment, administrative facilities, post production offices and a variety of other expenditures. In addition to professional crews and exceptional actors, the Hudson Valley offers many post production facilities and 9 New York State qualified film production facilities including:  Backstage Studio Productions  Basilica Hudson  Newburgh Armory Unity Center  SPAF Studios  Tech City Properties  Umbra of Newburgh Stage

2013 productions to date feature over 100 media projects, including:

 About Alex

Directed by Jesse Zwick

 Cold in July

Directed by Jim Mickle Directed by Alexis Gambis

 HITS

Directed by David Cross

 In the Blind

Directed by Davis Hall

 Jamie Marks is Dead

Directed by Carter Smith

 Late Phases

Directed by Adrián García Bogliano

 Mi America

Directed by Robert Fontaine Jr.

 The One Armed Man

Directed by Tim Guinee

 Sisterhood of the Night

Directed by Caryn Waechter

 4 Katie Fford Movies for ZDF Television

 Higher Ground Directed by Vera Farmiga

HVFC provides services free of charge with support of

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 ulster County idA - Whether you’re interested in relocating, expanding, starting a business or producing your next film, you’ll find Ulster County a great place to work and live. Nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, Ulster County boasts a strong and diversified economy that encourages collaboration, innovation and growth.

Directed by Jim Mickle

 American Gangster

Directed by Ridley Scott

 Taking Woodstock

Directed by Ang Lee

 Michael Clayton

Directed by Tony Gilroy

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Join us October 2-6, 2013, then come back to shoot your next film in the beautiful Hudson Valley/Catskills.

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 Orange County idA The Orange County Industrial Development Agency has assisted numerous companies and not-for-profit organizations with new business and capital expansions. As a direct result of the assistance provided by the IDA, companies have become more competitive by locating or expanding their facilities within Orange County, New York. Photo: Greg Meola

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the 14th Annual Maverick Awards Gala

7:00pm: Cocktail party in Gallery 8:15pm: Seating for awards begins 9:00pm: Award Ceremony

Saturday, October 5 Backstage Production Studios, Kingston

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Doors open at 7pm Awards begin at 9

The legendary Paul Green, and friends, will be playing music from the greatest movies ever made (and some mediocre ones too.)

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Paul Green is best known as the founder of The School of Rock, subject of the documentary ROCK SCHOOL and inspiration for Jack Black in Richard Linklater’s hilarious film School of Rock.

Paul Green and his crew of amazing musicians and performers will be staging a special late night concert of everyone’s favorite cross dressing musical psychodrama, Rocky Horror. In costume, of course.

The new PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY in Saugerties is a performance based, interactive music school, based on a method honed over the past 17 years. For details, visit www. rockacademy.com

The audience is encouraged to attend in respectable attire and be quiet during the show. Except the exact opposite of that.

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The Maverick Award sponsored by Gigantic Pictures recognizes the director of the jury’s choice for best feature narrative.

Gigantic Pictures is an active producer of low and mid-level budgeted feature films and documentaries. They can take you from idea to delivery, supervising all aspects of the filmmaking process, including budgeting, scheduling, pre-production, production and post-production.

maveRICk aWaRD foR best DoCUmentaRy featURe sponsoReD by fIlms We lIke The Maverick Award sponsored by Films We like recognizes the director of the jury’s choice for best documentary feature. Films We like is a Canadian distribution company, founded in 2003 by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann. Nine years and over 162 films later, Films We Like has established itself as a boutique distributor of alternative entertainment. Current releases include Tabu, by Miguel Gomes, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, by Matthew Akers.

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aWaRDs haskell WeXleR aWaRD foR best CInematogRaphy The Woodstock Film Festival HASKEll WEXlEr AWArd FOr BEST CinEMATOGrAPHy, with support from Panavision, provides $15,000 worth of film camera equipment rentals to the winner of this esteemed award. Panavision is the leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of high precision camera systems, comprised of cameras, lenses and accessories for the motion picture, television series and television commercial markets in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Haskell Wexler Award for Best Cinematography is selected by Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. (Bound for Glory, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Coming Home, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, The Secret of Roan Inish). Wexler is a five-time Academy Award® nominee and the recipient of a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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The award is sponsored by Technicolor PostWorks, a cornerstone of the New York film and television industry, providing essential post-production services and expertise to motion picture studios, broadcasters, television producers, and independent filmmakers worldwide. They operate one of the largest editorial operations in the country, providing editorial technology, editorial suites and office space, and round-the-clock technical support for scores of film and television productions. Additionally, they build, deliver and maintain mobile editorial systems used by productions working around the globe. They are also home to one of the industry’s largest film and television sound facilities, with state-of-the-art recording, editing and mixing facilities and an award-winning team of sound artists. For complete info, visit www.pwny.slatemediagroup.com

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Originally established by editor Sabine Hoffman, the JAMES LYONS EDITING AWARD was named in honor of the accomplished editor who had a home near Woodstock. James Lyons was best known as a film editor and particularly for his long collaboration with Todd Haynes on the award-winning features Poison, Safe, Velvet Goldmine (for which he also co-wrote the story) and Far from Heaven. He also edited Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, Jesse Peretz’s First Love, Last Rites and The Chateau, Tom Gilroy’s Spring Forward, Peter Friedman’s Silverlake Life and more than a half-dozen other features and documentaries.

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The Woodstock Film Festival and sponsor Lowel Light continue to reward, support and encourage the next generation of inspired filmmakers with annual cash/in-kind awards for Best Short Narrative, Best Short Doc and Best Student Short in honor of Diane Seligman, a very loving person who celebrated life in the way she lived. THE diAnE SEliGMAn AWArd is presented to films that are vibrant, life affirming, creative and passionate.

diane Seligman was a beautiful and giving person who touched and inspired all who knew her. As a teenager in the 1960s, she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and was the lone survivor in a large experimental treatment group. Against the odds and medical advice, she gave life to and raised a son and a daughter. She passed away on February 27, 2004, from respiratory complications caused by the radiation that had originally helped to save her. Diane lived in the moment, in the flow, in harmony with the life force and source, with grace and dignity. She was grateful for every day.

anImatIon aWaRD AniMATiOn AWArd is presented for Best Animated Short. The winner receives a cash award and trophy, courtesy of Blue Sky Studios. The pioneering Blue Sky Studios has produced such animation megahits such as Ice Age, Robots and Rio.

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PETEr BOGdAnOViCH Acclaimed director, actor, producer, film historian and writer Peter Bogdanovich will receive the honorary Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Woodstock Film Festival. The award will be presented to Bogdanovich on Saturday, October 5, at the annual Maverick Awards Gala at Backstage Studio Productions in his hometown of Kingston, NY. In addition to accepting this honor, Bogdanovich stars in the film Cold Turkey by Will Slocombe, which makes its New York premiere at this year’s festival. Bogdanovich will also participate in a special talk separate from the screening.

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“To have Peter Bogdanovich come to the Woodstock Film Festival and accept this award at our annual Maverick Awards Gala in Kingston is particularly meaningful, not just to us at the festival but to the local community as well,” said Meira Blaustein, cofounder and executive director of the festival. “Peter was born here and, in many ways, this is a special homecoming for one of America’s most prolific and influential directors.” The ideal candidate for WFF’s honorary award, Bogdanovich’s achievements are challenging to summarize given the extensive nature of his success and involvement in the entertainment industry. Peter Bogdanovich was part of the wave of “New Hollywood” directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed films include The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc? and Paper Moon. He currently discusses past films and their filmmakers online at Blogdanovich.com. After spending most of his teens studying acting with the legendary Stella Adler and working as an actor in live TV and various theaters around the country, including the New York and the American Shakespeare Festivals, Bogdanovich, at age 20, began directing plays Off-Broadway and in NY summer theater. He also wrote a series of three monographs for the Museum of Modern Art on Orson Welles, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, the first such retrospective studies of these directors in America. Other writings include a classic series of feature articles and profiles for Esquire, doing the ground-breaking Humphrey Bogart tribute, as well as definitive pieces on James Stewart, Jerry Lewis and John Ford, among others. Boasting a career that has spanned over five decades, Peter Bogdanovich will be honored with WFF’s Maverick Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his vast contributions to the directing world, as well as his extensive achievements as a film historian, actor, producer, writer and former film critic. The Woodstock Film Festival is thrilled to honor Bogdanovich with this prestigious award.

All trophies are handcrafted by Steve Heller, a self-taught artist who works in wood, found metal and Cadillacs from the 1950s. He shows at his Fabulous Furniture gallery (www.fabulousfurnitureon28.com) in Boiceville, NY.

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The Woodstock Film Festival is proud to announce acclaimed filmmaker and activist Mira Nair as this year’s honorary recipient of the 3rd annual Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award, which will be presented to Nair in person on Saturday evening, October 5, at WFF’s annual Maverick Awards Gala at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. “I’m happy with the unexpected honor,” Nair says. “To have my work be recognized as one that is unafraid to show that the path to peace is complicated – that makes it more than a ‘normal’ award. I have to hope that films can have some way of entering our hearts and minds – after all, we have only one life, and if we close our eyes to the world, what is the point? I believe in peace, I strive for it. To achieve peace, we must learn to see the world through the eyes of the other.”

“Mira Nair is one of the icons of Bollywood and a very caring humanitarian who is an inspiration to The Giving Back Foundation,” said Meera Gandhi, CEO and Founder, in regard to the award honoree. “I am thrilled that she is the recipient of the 2013 Giving Back Award. Her devotion to the education of young people in the film industry personifies the mission of the Giving Back Foundation.” The Giving Back contribution Nair recieves will go towards Maisha Film Lab in Eastern Africa, a filmmakers’ training lab founded by Nair in 2004 that provides the tools, education and platform necessary for East African film artists to establish themselves and build a self-sustaining film industry. Maisha now operates in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, with hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording and acting.

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The Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award, now in its third year, annually honors a director, producer or actor who best delivers a message of social change and exhibits a strong compassion for philanthropy. Past recipients of this award have included actors Tim Blake Nelson and Mark Ruffalo. The partnership between the Woodstock Film Festival and The Giving Back Foundation demonstrates the commitment that both organizations have in support of humanitarian efforts through the art of film. In addition to the award, a cash prize of five thousand dollars will be given to benefit Nair’s continued philanthropic efforts.

“We are delighted to present the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award to her namesake, filmmaker Mira Nair,” says WFF co-founder and executive director Meira Blaustein. “We have long admired Mira’s work in film and out there in the trenches. It is our privilege to acknowledge her generous spirit and creative force.” Mira Nair is the rare, prolific filmmaker who moves fluidly between Hollywood and independent cinema. After several years of making documentary films, Mira Nair made a stunning entry on the world stage with her feature, Salaam Bombay! (1988), the first Indian film to win the Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Nair used the profits from the film’s debut to create the Salaam Baalak Trust for India’s street children. In 2012, Mira Nair was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s distinguished honour for work in the arts. Nair’s most recent film is The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid. She is currently in production of the stage musical of her film, Monsoon Wedding, due to open on Broadway in 2014. For more information on Mira Nair and her body of work, visit MIRABAI FILMS and MAISHA FILM LAB.

meeRa ganDhI gIvIng baCk aWaRD The Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award is presented annually to a director, producer or actor who best delivers a message of social change. This partnership between the Woodstock Film Festival and The Giving Back Foundation demonstrates the commitment that both organizations have in support of humanitarian efforts through the art of film.

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Richard Abramowitz is at the forefront of innovation in the world of distribution and marketing of independent films. His company, Abramorama, is an Richard Abramowitz industry leader in the personalized, focused form of film marketing/ distribution that bypasses traditional film studios and their methodology, providing invaluable distribution alternatives to current Nancy Savoca content makers and owners. His releases in the past few years have included Exit Through the Gift Shop, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Senna, Pearl Jam Twenty and The Way. | Nancy Nancy Schafer Savoca’s debut film, True Love (Annabella Sciorra, Ron Eldard), won Sundance 1989. Other films include Dogfight (River Phoenix, LiliTaylor), Household Saints (Lili Taylor, Vince D’Onofrio, Tracy Ullman), If These Walls Could Talk (Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek, Cher) and as her latest, Union Square (Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti LuPone). | Nancy Schafer is a consultant who works in independent film. Until July 2012, she was Executive Director of Tribeca Film Festival and Executive Vice President of Tribeca Enterprises. Prior to joining Tribeca, she created and ran the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW Film) in Austin, Texas, for eight years. Along with her festival experience, Schafer has worked on several films, including two from director John Sayles (Sunshine State, Limbo) two from director Robert Byington (Olympia, Shameless) and began her film production career on The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

featURe DoCUmentaRy JURy Joe Berlinger Academy Award®nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody winner, has been a leading voice in film and television for two decades, with such landmark documentaries as Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost and Metallica: Some Kind Cynthia Kane Liz Garbus Joe Berlinger Of Monster, which re-defined the rockumentary genre. His oil-pollution exposé, Crude, triggered a high-profile First Amendment battle with Chevron, while his HBO Emmy-winning Paradise Lost Trilogy spawned a worldwide movement to free The West Memphis Three from wrongful murder convictions, resulting in the men walking out of prison after 18 years of incarceration. | Liz Garbus is one of the most celebrated American documentary filmmakers working today. Co-founder and co-president of Moxie Firecracker Films, Garbus’S films have won awards worldwide, including multiple Academy Award® nominations and Emmy Award wins. Garbus’s latest film, Love, Marilyn, featuring the never-before-seen writings of Marilyn Monroe, internationally opened as a Gala Premiere at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and aired on HBO summer of 2013. | Cynthia Kane is senior producer for documentaries at Al Jazeera America and co-creator of gbgg productions, producing films about social issues. She’s been an actor, writer and producer. Kane co-created DOCday on Sundance Channel, then became senior programming manager for ITVS overseeing the International Initiative for funding.

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Shawn Christensen graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduating, he formed indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold many screenplays, including Sidney Hall (Scott Free Productions) and Shawn Christensen Jonathan Gray Lydia Dean Pilcher Karma Coalition (Warner Bros.). His latest short film, Curfew, has won over 40 awards in film festivals around the world, including the Woodstock Film Festival and Best Live Action Short Film for the 85th Academy Awards | Jonathan Gray is an awardwinning independent film producer and practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for nearly two decades. Jonathan’s most recent endeavors as an executive producer include Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes and Blue Caprice. | Lydia Dean Pilcher is founder of Cine Mosaic and a producer of over 30 features, most recently The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber and Cutie & The Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinzerling. Nominated for five Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, including You Don’t Know Jack, (dir: Barry Levinson) starring Al Pacino, Pilcher’s producer credits include The Darjeeling Limited, (dir: Wes Anderson), and a long-standing collaboration of ten movies with director Mira Nair.

stUDent shoRts JURy Isil Bagdadi is co-founder and president of distribution, CAVU Pictures. Bagdadi is an indie film producer, distributor, publicist, programmer and marketing consultant. In 2001, she and business partner Michael Sergio started CAVU Pictures to produce and distribute cutting-edge, critically acclaimed and award-winning independent films. Bagdadi oversees all of CAVU’s distribution campaigns. | Amy Devra Gossels has been the casting director, and often producer for more than 70 film productions. Feature film credits include Something’s Gotta Give, Godsend, Milk & Honey, and Visitors, the latest Godfrey Isil Bagdadi Amy Devra Gossels Lori Singer Reggio/Philip Glass collaboration. Gossels has also cast and produced dozens of award-winning shorts, including Academy Award® winner Zen and the Art of Landscaping. TV credits include NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars starring Jon Stewart and American Caravan from Academy Award®-winning producer Jerome Gary. | Lori Singer is a Golden Globe-winning star of film and television. She has starred in such films as Footloose, Short Cuts, Falcon and the Snowman, and Trouble in Mind and was one of the original leads of the hit television show Fame, to name a few. Singer is a Juilliard graduate and is honored to be a part of the Woodstock Film Festival.

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Lisa Gossels is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian whose films The Children of Chabannes and My So Called Enemy (WFF 2010) have screened at 100 film festivals and garnered twenty awards to date. Her company, Good Lisa Gossels Leon Gast Paul Rachman Egg Productions, based in New York City, produces documentary, corporate and educational films. | Leon Gast: I consider myself a very lucky person in that I make movies about the things I love – Muhammad Ali, basketball, BB King, salsa, James Brown, The Greatful Dead, Manny Pacquiao and larger than life personalities. I love sports. I love music. I love making movies. Aint I lucky!!! | Paul Rachman, with his roots filming the 80’s hardcore punk scene, rose as one the top music video directors at Propaganda Films in Los Angeles through the 90’s. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2000, with Four Dogs Playing Poker (Warner/Showtime), starring Forrest Whittaker, Tim Curry and Olivia Williams. His documentary film American Hardcore (Sundance, Sony Classics 2006) chronicles the early 1980’s era of American punk subculture. His latest doc Lost Rockers is due in 2014. Paul is a founder of the Slamdance Film Festival.

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Sabine Hoffman, A.C.E. has edited independent feature films for 20 years, including Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity, The Ballad Of Jack And Rose and The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee. She recently completed Cherien Dabis’ Kate Sanford Sabine Hoffman Affonso Gonçalves May In The Summer and Sean Gullette’s Traitors and is currently editing Richard LaGravenese’s The Last Five Years. Hoffman has served as a consultant and story advisor and also edited numerous documentary films, including Academy Award® nominated Ferry Tales. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a mentor at Reelworks, a filmmaking program for at-risk teenagers. | Affonso Gonçalves has edited over 30 films, including three Sundance Film Festival winners: Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Winter’s Bone and Forty Shades of Blue. Most recently, he has worked with Todd Haynes on the acclaimed HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce. Other feature editing credits include Ira Sachs’s Keep The Lights On, Kip Williams’s The Door In The Floor, Tanya Hamilton’s Night Catches Us, and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive. He’s currently working on the upcoming HBO series True Detective. | Kate Sanford A.C.E. has been editing HBO’s Boardwalk Empire for four seasons and also worked on all five seasons of The Wire. She won an ACE award for her work on the show and also for the pilot episode of David Simon’s series, Treme. Some of Kate’s film credits include Management, a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, Outside Providence, written by the Farrelly brothers, and the film version of David Mamet’s play American Buffalo, starring Dustin Hoffman. She edited Tim Blake Nelson’s first independent feature, Eye of God, which screened in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

CInematogRaphy Two-time Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler is one of the most influential cinematographers in movie history. He won his Oscars in both black and white and color for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976). In 1993, Wexler was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the American Society of Cinematographers. He received five Oscar nominations for his cinematography, in total, plus one Emmy Award in a career that has spanned six decades. His other films include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Secret of Roan Inish and Coming Home. He has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

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Signe Baumane has produced, written, directed and designed numerous animated shorts. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is Signe Baumane a Fellow in Film with NYFA. She advises for film festivals’ animation programs and curates special animation shows, which she personally presents. | Bill Plympton has created 10 feature films Bill Plympton and over 60 shorts over the last 30 years. He’s now finishing up his new feature Cheatin’, while his award-winning short Drunker and Than a Skunk is on the festival circuit now.

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Sabine Hoffman, (See Editing JuryNarrative) | Michael Levine received an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Editing for the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo Michael Levine (2010), directed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Recently, Levine edited Ken and Sarah Burns’s Central Park Five, which screened at Cannes, Telluride and The Toronto film festivals. He was also the editor on Fiona Otway such critically acclaimed films as Liz Garbus’s Bobby Fischer Against The World, Bennett Miller’s The Cruise, Amir Bar-Lev’s My Kid Could Paint That, Jennifer Venditti’s Billy The Kid, Vincent Fremont and Shelly Dunn Fremont’s Pie In The Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story and Ken Burns’s Baseball. | Fiona Otway is a documentary filmmaker whose work often explores themes of globalization, community-based social change and cultural identity. She was an editor on the film Iraq In Fragments, which was awarded the first-ever prize for Best Documentary Editing at Sundance Film Festival and received several international awards, including an Academy Award® nomination. Fiona was also an editor on the Academy Award®-nominated film Sari’s Mother. Additionally, she edited Hell And Back Again, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, a DuPont Award and was nominated for a Best Documentary Emmy as well as an Academy Award®.

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Escape From Tomorrow

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Face of Love

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Here Comes the Night

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Alicia Silverstone Jon Cryer June Diane Raphael Casey Wilson Vincent D’Onofrio Brian Geraghty Heather Rae Molly Conners June Diane Raphael Casey Wilson Andre Lascaris Ola Maslik Josh Salzberg Orr Rebhun Erica Weis

kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best

friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a girl in a box at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO….of her own one-woman egg donor corporation. Lost in delusion, they believe they are living large until an invitation to their hometown pageant arrives and their past comes back to haunt them. Join these two loveable losers as they take an ass backwards journey home to reclaim their crown, stopping off at a women’s separatist commune, an amateur strip club competition, and meeting their favorite reality TV star along the way.

Chris nelson started his directing career in commercials with clients that

BIO include HBO, Budweiser, Reebok, MTV, and ESPN. The HBO VOYEUR project that he co-directed with Jake Scott won the 2008 Promotion Grand Prix award in Cannes. Ass Backwards is his first feature film. He also recently completed the feature Date and Switch for Lionsgate and Laurence Mark Productions. He graduated with Honors in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.

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at mIDDleton Directed by Adam Rodgers USA / 2013 / 100 minutes

maIn CReDIts Vera Farmiga Andy Garcia Taissa Farmiga Spencer Lofranco Peter Riegert Tom Skerritt EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sonya Lunsford Raul Pedraza Brad Harland Ellen Wander PRODUCERS Andy Garcia Glenn German Sig Libowitz SCREENWRITERS Glenn German Adam Rodgers CINEMATOGRAPHER Emmanuel Kadosh EDITOR Suzy Elmiger, A.C.E. COMPOSER/MUSIC Arturo Sandoval SOUND DESIGNERS Aaron Glascock Katy Wood CAST

at middleton subverts all expectations of a standard college romance, focusing on the bittersweet adult years of two unsatisfied parents who come together in a single afternoon of magic. Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia star in Adam Rodgers’s romantic dramedy as eccentric mother, Edith, and straight-laced father, George, two strangers who come to life in one another’s company and decide to play hooky on their respective children’s college tour. While At Middleton initially seems to follow the college hopefuls, Edith and George quickly steal the focus of what becomes a revealing and enlightening experience for the two adults. The parents come together despite their opposing temperaments in an afternoon reminiscent of their lost youth, ditching the textbook tour for a crash course in the pursuit of passion. Shot in picturesque eastern Washington at Gonzaga University and Washington State University, At Middleton is sure to steal the hearts of all ages in its portrait of the timelessness of romance and youth. – Chandra Knotts Baltimore-born, L.A. resident adam

Rodgers loved everything about filming At

BIO Middleton (which he directed and co-wrote with Glenn German). His prior

directorial effort, The Response, which he made with producing partner Sig Libowitz, was short-listed for an Academy Award® (Best Live Action Short) and was invited to screen before Congress and the Pentagon.

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bastaRDs of yoUng Directed by Josiah Signor USA / 2013 / 77 minutes

maIn CReDIts Gregory Perri Amelia Martin Christopher J. Domig Lucy Walters Peter O’Leary EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Alexandre Rockwell Ray Martino Ray Gish PRODUCERS Robert Profusek Ryan Silbert Gigi Dement SCREENWRITER Josiah Signor CINEMATOGRAPHER Mike Rossetti EDITOR Sarah-Rose Meredith PRODUCTION DESIGNER Brian Rzepka COMPOSER/MUSIC Dan Signor SOUND DESIGNER Alicia Hook CAST

Refreshingly authentic, bastards of young is a debut feature that puts a new twist on the coming of age clichŽ É maybe because everyone has already come of age.

Jen (Amelia Martin) has reached a breaking point with her husband of ten years, while Jesse (Gregory Perri) is an artist-turned-schoolteacher who refuses to accept that the couple were married too young. Jen and Jesse are forced to face buried emotions at their old college friends Kevin (Christopher J. Domig) and Julie’s (Lucy Walters) annual Halloween party. The couple must confront their own adulthood while Kevin and Julie work to do the same. Even Halloween costumes fail to maintain youthful spirits as sex, drugs and rock n’ roll intermingle with thoughts of pregnancy, adultery and divorce. Signor’s casting features an outstanding ensemble of rookie actors that deliver authenticity and relatability despite the dramatic tension. Bastards of Young will leave you charmed and reeling at the fact that this is Signor’s student thesis and first feature film from the NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program. – Chandra Knotts

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Josiah signor hails from Highland, a small Hamlet in Ulster County, NY.

After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from SUNY Purchase, he moved to the Big Apple to pursue his dream of filmmaking, which apparently involved waiting tables at trendy restaurants. Josiah recently received his filmmaking MFA (and a record amount of debt) from the NYU Tisch Graduate Film Program. In addition to writing, directing and editing many short films, he has edited two feature-length documentary films, as well as two narrative feature films, including Alexandre Rockwell’s (who served as Josiah’s Executive Producer) Pete Smalls is Dead, starring Peter Dinklage and Steve Buscemi. Bastards of Young is Josiah’s thesis and first feature film, and was proudly selected for the 2012 Independent Filmmaker Project narrative labs.

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a bIRDeRÕ s gUIDe to eveRythIng Directed by Rob Meyer USA / 2012 / 90 minutes

maIn CReDIts Kodi Smit-McPhee Alex Wolff Michael Chen Katie Chang Ben Kingsley James LeGros Daniela Lavender EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS James Korein Michael Gray Jeff Wolk Ryan Silbert Robert Profusek Goetz Grossman PRODUCERS Dan Lindau Paul Miller Kirsten Duncan Fuller Lisa Jenkins CO-PRODUCER Linda Moran SCREENWRITERS Rob Meyer Luke Matheny CINEMATOGRAPHER Tom Richmond EDITOR Vito DeSario COMPOSER/MUSIC Jeremy Turner CAST

David portnoy is a 15-year-old birding fanatic who has made the discovery of a lifetimeÉ or so he thinks. Now, on the eve of his father’s remarriage, he sets

out with his two best friends on a bizarre road trip to confirm his rare sighting. Nerdy, naive and totally unequipped to handle the challenges of the real world, the band hold it together through misfortune upon misadventure as well as their own ineptitude. Rob Meyer’s feature debut is a unique coming-of-age comedy featuring Academy Award® winner Ben Kingsley as David’s ornithologist idol. As David begins to come to terms with his father’s impending marriage, he realizes that there is more to life than his birding obsession. Featuring winning performances by Kodi SmitMcPhee (Let Me In) and Kingsley and filmed in the Hudson Valley, A Birder’s Guide is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy. – Michael Burke

Rob meyer is an NYU graduate whose short film, Aquarium, won awards at

BIO festivals around the world, including the Diane Seligman Award for Best Student Short at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival. Rob was previously an associate producer at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films and National Geographic. Based in New York City, Meyer directs commercials and has several projects in development with his writing partner, Luke Matheny, who won the Diane Sleigman Award for Best Student Short at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival for God of Love, which went on to win the 2011 Oscar for best live action short.

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blInD pass Directed by Steve Tatone USA / 2013 / 94 minutes

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Danielle White Chris McKenna Armand Assante Michael McGlone Steve Tatone Danielle White Steve Tatone Tarina Reed David Wright Marc J. Alcorn Andrew Poole Todd Ryan Mauk

blind pass is a psychological drama/thriller starring armand assante and a terrific ensemble cast. Shot entirely on location in Southwest Florida and Ireland,

the film follows the journey of a young, wealthy woman (newcomer Danielle White), who learns she’s going blind, and the psychologist (Chris McKenna), who struggles to save the girl from following the path of her demanding father (Armand Assante), who died from an apparent suicide after battling the ravages of Multiple Sclerosis. Along the way, the doctor/patient relationship is stretched to the limit as we learn that both characters are deeply flawed from their life experiences and are hiding dark secrets that neither of them dare reveal...lest circumstances spin completely out of their control. Writer, director, producer steve

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BIO Entertainment, a fast-growing independent film production company based in

Sarasota, Florida. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Steve spent ten years in regional television in the Midwest creating prime-time specials, documentaries and commercials before relocating to southwest Florida to lay the groundwork for his move into feature films in 2006. His first feature, the musical/drama Beautiful Noise, debuted in 2010. His 2013 follow-up film is the psychological drama/thriller Blind Pass. Steve is currently writing the fantasy/drama If the Fates Allow with co-producer and star of Blind Pass Danielle White. He also conceived and is associate producer of the forthcoming sports bio-drama Turk, the true-life story of former Boston Bruin hockey legend Derek Sanderson.

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Directed by Tom Gilroy USA / 2012 / 101 minutes

maIn CReDIts Silas Yelich Peter Scanavino Lili Taylor Maggie Low Nick Sandow John Ventimiglia EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Philipp Engelhorn Michael Raisler PRODUCERS Paul Mezey Andrew Goldman SCREENWRITER Tom Gilroy CINEMATOGRAPHER Wyatt Garfield EDITOR Julia Bloch COMPOSER/MUSIC Hahn Rowe SOUND DESIGNER John Moros CAST

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Conditioned into an ethos of self-sufficiency by his overbearing mother, Atticus has been preached to by his mother (Lili Taylor) about the dangers of television, ticks and corn syrup-saturated cupcakes. More importantly, however, she’s passed onto him the lesson of bearing the brunt of life’s trials without running to others for aid. Following her untimely passing, the 11-year-old continues to be haunted by her eccentric teachings. Hardly looking back, Atticus takes to the wilderness, fending for himself at every turn until having a curious run-in with a man named Carter. The two learn together just how much they have in common as they join forces out on the open roads of upstate New York. Holding fast to an engaging story line from start to finish, director Tom Gilroy incorporates gorgeous locations and creative talent all into a single, powerful feature. – Terence Gardner Director, writer

tom gilroy wrote and directed the short Touch Base, starring Lili

BIO Taylor, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and the critically acclaimed

feature Spring Forward,starring Liev Schreiber, Ned Beatty, Ian Hart and Campbell Scott. His plays – most notably The Invisible Hand and Halcyon Days – have been produced in several US cities and around the world. Along with co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, Tom just completed a two-year run as the director and head writer of the political satire theatre project Wake Up, World, and last year was commissioned (with Sophie Calle, Sam Taylor-Wood and Albert Maysles) by music legends R.E.M. to create It Happened Today, a short work inspired by their final album. The Cold Lands is his second feature film.

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ColD tURkey Directed by Will Slocombe USA / 2013 / 85 minutes

maIn CReDIts Peter Bogdanovich Cheryl Hines Alicia Witt Sonya Walger Ashton Holmes Ross Partridge Amy Ferguson Wilson Bethel PRODUCERS Graham Ballou David Mandel EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Paul M. Bernon Sam Slater SCREENWRITER Will Slocombe CINEMATOGRAPHER Lucas Lee Graham PRODUCTION DESIGNER Raelyn Tepper EDITOR Lauren Connelly COMPOSER/MUSIC William C. White CAST

Will slocombeÕ s thanksgiving dramedy Cold turkey follows a holiday reunion

turned raconteur hair-raiser when patriarch, Poppy (Peter Bogdanovich), has to face the moral and fiscal responsibilities of fatherhood within his disgruntled household. An autobiographical picture inspired by Slocombe’s family experiences, Cold Turkey confronts not only the trying nature of siblinghood, but the underlying value in shared upbringing, revealing the safe-haven that an otherwise train wreck of a reunion can provide to a family torn by individual differences and times past. Slocombe innovatively plays with would-be antiquated themes of family drama, with Cheryl Hines starring as the not-so-evil stepmother, Alicia Witt as the “insane” outcast daughter and Ashton Holmes and Sonya Walger as the semi-innocent bystander siblings. While Cold Turkey might engender some resistance toward the holiday season, it also recognizes that home is where the heart is – and is priceless. – Chandra Knotts

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Will slocombe has directed numerous short films and two independent features.

BIO His directorial debut, Crime Fiction, was selected out of over 10,000 submissions

to premiere at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival and was celebrated by Variety as “intriguing” and “Hitchcockian.” A Washington, D.C. native, Will has held positions at ABC News, Guggenheim Productions, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards. The Chicago Tribune named him among Chicago’s “Five to Watch” list of emerging talent. He recently wrote and directed a web series, Reception, and wrapped production on Mulligan, his second feature. Cold Turkey is his third feature as a director and his first as a writer.

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ConCUssIon Directed by Stacie Passon USA / 2013 / 93 minutes

maIn CReDIts Robin Weigert Maggie Siff Daniel London Johnny Tchaikovsky Julie Fain Lawrence Janel Moloney Ben Shenkman EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Cliff Chenfeld Anthony Cupo PRODUCER Rose Troche SCREENWRITER Stacie Passon CINEMATOGRAPHER David Kruta PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lisa Myers EDITOR Anthony Cupo COMPOSER/MUSIC Barb Morrison CAST

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abby is a middle-aged, married lesbian housewife who, after suffering a blow to the

head, awakens with a new desire for something more than her banal suburban existence. Walking the city streets, Abby remembers what it felt like to be sexy, and her pent-up libido shakes off its inhibitions. She creates a dual life as a high-end escort named Eleanor. Director Stacie Passon delivers a sensually hypnotic directorial debut, while Robin Weigert’s performance is a powerful sexual double-take delicately balancing two very different and complicated women. Concussion delves into the thorny issues of midlife crises, and what emerges is a portrait of a woman on the verge of sexual liberation. – Michael Burke Concussion is stacie

passon’s first feature film as writer and director. In 2012,

BIO Concussion was chosen for the Independent Feature Project’s narrative lab. Also in 2012, Passon received the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant and the Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Live the Dream Grant at the Gotham Awards. She began as a commercial producer and director, creating media for dozens of clients, including Warner Music Group, Donna Karan, IBM and Sony Music Entertainment. Most recently, Passon produced Elliot King Is Third for director Rose Troche.

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Dna Directed by Thierry Obadia France, Tunisia / 2013 / 98 minutes French

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Phillipe Nahon Albert Delpy Michel Jonasz Alexia Barlier Pascal J. Jardel Thierry Obadia Franck Druon Eitan Guérin Sarah Bussy EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Bruno Mylonas Philipe Payet Candice Marro Philippe Nahon PRODUCERS Thierry Obadia Claude Dal Farra Loic Cazes Laurence Larrousset SCREENWRITER Thierry Obadia CINEMATOGRAPHER Bryan Cloninger EDITORS Jason Nicholson Loic Cazes Thierry Obadia PRODUCTION DESIGNER Jean Christophe Chalaguier COMPOSERS/MUSIC Spencer Hutchings Bruno Mylonas Thierry Obadia SOUND DESIGNER Bruno Mylonas CAST

akim grows up in tunisia with a father who teaches him the healing powers inside him and in nature. When his father dies, Akim moves to France, only to discover that a pharmaceutical group is after his blood in search of a cure for a deadly virus. With outstanding cinematography of the surrounding environs and an intimate portrait of a dedicated man, director Thierry Obadia’s plot twists and turns in this good versus evil tale, where we are never quite sure which side all the characters are on. Born in Dax in 1971, thierry

obadia is a French actor, director, writer and

BIO composer. He took his first steps in Israel, then Paris, and finally Toulouse. He

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made his acting debut at a young age alongside Benoît Magimel, Jean Yanne and Daniel Auteuil. He then devoted several years to music, during which he wrote and performed on two albums. In 2007, Thierry directed his first film, Lisa. In 2012, his short film Valley of Angels premiered at the Short Film Corner. DNA is his second feature.

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eddie mullins takes living off the grid to a whole new level with his with his feature debut Doomsdays, a self-proclaimed Ò pre-apocalyptic comedy,Ó starring

Justin Rice and Leo Fitzpatrick as low-budget vandals with little regard for the law. Dirty Fred and Bruho are a tag team of criminal house-hoppers who find themselves with more than they bargained for when a disenchanted teenager and indignant young woman join them in their shenanigans. The newcomers unintentionally reveal to Fred and Bruho that the feeling of family doesn’t necessitate a home and the feeling of home doesn’t necessitate settling, but that both can be found within the company you keep. Freeloading through high-end vacation homes forces the group to acknowledge feelings and morals that they otherwise would have never recognized. Perhaps most importantly, Fred and Bruno come to recognize that isolating themselves from the death-grip of society does little in the face of compassion and companionship, two values in our troubled world that are well worth keeping. – Chandra Knotts

eddie mullins was the film critic at Blackbook for eight years, where he penned

BIO a monthly print column and a daily blog, Deep Focus. He has also contributed to Films in Review, Slant and Hustler. Doomsdays is his first feature.

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esCape fRom tomoRRoW Directed by Randy Moore USA / 2013 / 90 minutes

maIn CReDIts Roy Abramsohn Elena Schuber Katelynn Rodriguez Jack Dalton Danielle Safady Annet Mahendru Alison Lees-Taylor PRODUCERS Soojin Chung Gioia Marchese SCREENWRITER Randy Moore CINEMATOGRAPHER Lucas Lee Graham EDITOR Soojin Chung PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Sean Kaysen Lawrence Kim COMPOSER/MUSIC Abel Korzeniowski CAST

The most provocative film from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, escape from tomorrow should not exist, and yet it does. Like nothing you’ve ever seen, Randy

Moore’s directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip into the happiest place on earth. An epic battle begins when a middle-aged American husband (Roy Abramsohn) and father of two learns that he has lost his job. Keeping the news from his nagging wife and wound-up children, he packs up the family and embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairy tale princesses. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious. An idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters, and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white, Escape From Tomorrow dissects the mythology of artificial perfection while subversively attacking our culture’s obsession with mass entertainment.

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Randy moore was born in Lake Bluff, Illinois, a small town known for its famous

BIO hot dog joint, Scooters, and its role smuggling alcohol during the prohibition.

Randy studied filmmaking at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Columbia College Chicago and Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL, where he graduated valedictorian. Over the years he has worked as a story editor in Los Angeles and has been honored with such awards as the Nicholl Fellowship in screenwriting (quarter-finalist), Fade In magazine’s script award (2nd place) and Writemovies.com (Grand Prize). Escape from Tomorrow is his first feature film.

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faCe of love Directed by Arie Posin USA / 2013 / 92 minutes

maIn CReDIts Robin Williams Ed Harris Annette Bening Amy Brenneman Jess Weixler EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Theresa Castellano-Wood Paige Dunham Ruth Mutch Amy Lynn Quinn Amy Ware Les Ware PRODUCERS Bonnie Curtis Julie Lynn CO-PRODUCER Jonathan McCoy SCREENWRITERS Matthew McDuffie Arie Posin CINEMATOGRAPHER Antonio Riestra EDITOR Matt Maddox COMPOSER/MUSIC Julie Lynn SOUND DESIGNER Zach Seivers PRODUCTION DESIGNER Jeannine Claudia Oppewall CAST

face of love is the story of a widow named nikki (Annette Bening) who, several years after the loss of her husband Garrett, meets a man named Tom (Ed Harris) who looks exactly like her deceased husband. Suddenly, a flood of old feelings rush back to her: she’s met the love of her life. Again. The film is a romantic story filled with humor, surprise, and reflections on the mystery of love surrounding us. Bening and Harris star, with an important supporting turn from Robin Williams as Nikki’s confidante and would-be lover.

arie posin is an Israeli-born American film director and screenwriter, son of a

BIO Russian dissident filmmaker father and screenwriter mother, and a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He wrote and directed the award-winning short Over My Dead Body, followed by the feature-length film The Chumscrubber, which premiered in 2005 at the Sundance Film Festival and later took Posin to the Moscow International Film Festival, giving him the chance to connect to his roots and also win the Audience Award for Best Film. Since then, Posin has been developing screenplays, both on his own and in collaboration with other writers, and pursuing work as a commercial director. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and five-year-old daughter.

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the foRgotten kIngDom Directed by Andrew Mudge USA / 2012 / 97 minutes Southern Sotho with subtitles

maIn CReDIts Zenzo Ngqobe Nozipho Nkelemba Jerry Mofokeng Lebohang Ntsane Moshoeshoe Chabeli EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Chris Roland Terry Leonard PRODUCERS Andrew Mudge TR Boyce Jr Pieter Lombaard SCREENWRITER Andrew Mudge CINEMATOGRAPHER Carlos Carvalho EDITOR Andrew Mudge COMPOSER/MUSIC Robert Miller SOUND DESIGNER Charlotte Buys CAST

atang has been disconnected from his father for years after being uprooted from his hometown of lesotho as a child. Currently living in the city of Johannesburg,

South Africa, Atang is misguided and full of resentment. News of his father’s death comes with a preordained trip to Lesotho for his burial. Reluctantly, Atang embarks on the visit to his ancestral land, where he forms an unexpected connection with his childhood friend, Dineo. Director Andrew Mudge wonderfully portrays the mystery and spirit of the land as audiences accompany Atang on his journeys. Atang’s initial trek to bury his deceased father evolves into a voyage to reconnect with Dineo, her stubborn, traditional father and her terminally ill sister. Powerful performances delivered by each cast member, paired with exceptional cinematography, make The Forgotten Kingdom a compelling story that leaves the audience emotionally moved and wanting more. – Nina Gioia

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andrew mudge is the writer/director of numerous award winning short films,

BIO documentaries and music videos. His shorts have screened at prominent film

festivals, including Sundance and Telluride. The Forgotten Kingdom is his first feature.

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maIn CReDIts Edward James Olmos Lisa Gay Hamilton Yolonda Ross Harold Perrineau Isaiah Washington PRODUCERS Peter Bobrow Edward James Olmos Alejandro Springall SCREENWRITER John Sayles CINEMATOGRAPHER Kat Westergaard EDITOR John Sayles PRODUCTION DESIGNER Mara A. Spear COMPOSER/MUSIC Mason Daring CAST

When they were girls, bernice and fontayne were as close as sisters. Time and trouble have taken their toll and 20 years later they meet again, when one is the parole officer for the other. Bernice needs help from the dark side and calls on Fontayne, who is just out of prison and fighting to stay clean. Bernice’s son Rodney is missing and may be found on the Mexican border in hiding or in the hands of smugglers. The friends enlist The Terminator, Freddy Suárez (Edward James Olmos), a disgraced ex-LAPD detective suffering from macular degeneration, to help them find the boy before it’s too late. How far would you go for an old friend?

John sayles likes to be known as a storyteller. Go For Sisters is his 18th film, all

BIO of which he has also written and most of which he has edited. His epic historical

novel A Moment in the Sun (published by McSweeney’s in May 2011) has gone into its second printing and his book about the making of Matewan, Thinking in Pictures is taught in film classes and has never been out of print. Sayles supports his directing career as a “writer for hire” in Hollywood. He has most recently written about KGB assassins, the Tasmanian penal colony, the Rosenberg spy case, the great singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, and a famous American brewing dynasty. He directed three music videos for Bruce Springsteen; Born in the USA, I’m on Fire and Glory Days. He is one of the godfathers, or grandfathers, of the US independent film movement. He lives with his producing partner of many years, Maggie Renzi, in upstate New York. With a budget well under a million dollars and four weeks to shoot, Go For Sisters is a return to the guerrilla style of filmmaking familiar to Sayles from his early 80’s films Return of the Secaucus Seven, Lianna and Brother from Another Planet.

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heRe Comes the nIght Directed by Peter Kline, Pete Shanel USA / 2013 / 84 minutes

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Ben Duhl Kurt Haas Ashley Johnson Georgie Guinane Tara Summers Malaya Drew Will McCormack Mike O’Connell EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Justin Bartha Sol Tryon Giancarlo Canvesio Kim Leadford Charles Bonan Greg Alexander PRODUCERS Liz Destro Jordan Kessler Chris Uettwiller Ben Duhl Kurt Haas Peter Kine Pete Shanel SCREENWRITERS Ben Duhl Kurt Haas Peter Kline Pete Shanel CINEMATOGRAPHER Scott Miller EDITOR Aaron Morris PRODUCTION DESIGNER Michael Grasley COMPOSER/MUSIC Andrew Deadman SOUND DESIGNER Ugo Derouard CAST

leo and nick, college friends now estranged, meet again after the funeral of their friend James. Seemingly polar opposites, straight-laced east-coast family man

Leo and flakey would-be Hollywood movie producer Nick embark on a series of outrageous nocturnal adventures. With a knowing nod to the worst of L.A. stereotypes, Nick pulls Leo along on what becomes an homage to debauchery. Ably assisted by Trish and Claire, a pair of drug-loving young beauties they meet along the way and hook up with for a while, Leo and Nick’s journey is both poignant and hilarious. With a wealth of unexpected and thoroughly engaging plot twists and turns, this is one of those rare films that strikes just the right balance between comedy and pathos. Pitch perfect casting, snappy dialogue, sly observations, seamless editing and an evocative score make this a must-see movie. Sweet, gentle, hilarious and thought provoking. -Barbara Pokras A.C.E “

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peter kline has written scripts for Warner Brothers, MTV Films and Essential

BIO Media. He was a script consultant on Shirin Neshat’s film Women Without Men, which garnered the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. He directed segments for the HBO series Funny or Die Presents. He co-wrote and produced international festival award winner The Living Wake. He currently has two projects in development with Todd Phillips.

pete shanel began his career at HKM Productions, where he assisted some of the top commercial directors in the world. After directing several short films and music videos, he was accepted to the prestigious AFI Directing Program in Los Angeles. He was recently named “Filmmaker to Watch” by the industry news site Film NewsBriefs for his short film “Stephany & Me.”

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It felt lIke love Directed by Eliza Hittman USA / 2013 / 82 minutes

maIn CReDIts Gina Piersanti Giovanna Salimeni Ronen Rubinstein Jesse Cordasco Nicolas Rosen Richie Folio Kevin Anthony Ryan Case Prime EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Tyler Brodie Hunter Gray Gill Holland PRODUCERS Eliza Hittman Shrihari Sathe Laura Wagner SCREENWRITER Eliza Hittman CINEMATOGRAPHER Sean Porter EDITORS Scott Cummings Carlos Marques-Marcet PRODUCTION DESIGNER James Boxer SOUND DESIGNER Nathan Ruyle CAST

In this raw and haunting story, 14-year-old Lila longs for a relationship, as she

tags along behind her seductive friend Chiara and her latest boyfriend. Innocent and vulnerable, Lila longs to have a sexual experience of her own and, in doing so, sets herself up for humiliation and heartbreak. Set in working-class Brooklyn, director Eliza Hittman, in her first feature film, deftly captures the emotions and the ambience of her characters and the location.

eliza hittman is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based in New York City.

BIO She received an MFA from CalArts, School of Film/Video (2010). Her short films

have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, BFI, BAMcinemaFEST and more. It Felt Like Love premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in NEXT and the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Tiger Competition in 2013. It was voted one of the Top Ten films at Sundance in Film Comment by Laura Kern. She was recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film.

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kIlImanJaRo Directed by Walter Strafford USA / 2013 / 80 minutes

maIn CReDIts Brian Geraghty Alexia Rasmussen Chris Marquette Abigail Spencer Bruce Altman Jim Gaffigan Henny Russell Diego Klattenhoff John Cullum EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Tim Chonacas, Kevin Stanford, Ruth Mutch, Todd Feuer, Mike Feuer PRODUCERS Ryan Piers Williams, Jason Michael Berman, Kwesi Collisson, Thomas B. Fore, Gordon Bijelonic, Datari Turner CAST

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for years, Doug Collins has been working a soul-sucking job and coming home to an increasingly loveless relationship. After his girlfriend moves out, Doug pushes himself

to live a more fulfilling life, starting with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Life pushes back. In the face of challenges from every direction, Doug struggles to make his way to the mountaintop.

Walter strafford is a freelance filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Since

BIO graduating from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, he has crewed on dozens of

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Walter Strafford Gavin Kelly Todd Feuer Annette Davey Jake Monaco Brian Rund

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lost on pURpose Directed by Eshom Nelms, Ian Nelms USA / 2012 / 101 minutes

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Jane Kaczmarek C. Thomas Howell James Lafferty Aaron Hill Peter Donovan

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Johnny Derango Simply Friends Irvin E. Engebretson Ronald L. Yanke

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Johnny Derango Michelle Lang Eshom Nelms Ian Nelms

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Eshom Nelms Ian Nelms

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Johnny Derango

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Traton Lee

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Nathan Carden

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Peter Donovan Will VanderWyden

ambling well past their mid-twenties, brothers Rooker (James Lafferty, One Tree Hill) and Randall Lee are beginning to learn just how unaccommodating the universe really is. Rather than bend to their plans, it has kept them working on a dairy farm for the past several years in the company of three close friends, Leslie, Jackie, Wade, and their boss Elizabeth James (Jane Kaczmarek). Ms. Liz is a woman whose unforgiving, temperamental nature is a force to reckon with. When co-op owner, Delbert Furgeson (C. Thomas Howell), threatens to dismantle her operation with a buyout, she’s more than ready to man the barricades and meet him head on. Meanwhile, the Lee brothers and friends come face-to-face with their own demons throughout the film, each struggling to find his place in the world. Whether it’s an estranged relationship with one’s parents or a history of violent feuds, the cast of Lost on Purpose lives each ordeal with impeccable grace. – Terence Gardner Filmmakers Ian and

esham nelms hail from California’s central valley. In 2005,

BIO their collaborative feature, Night of the Dog, received rave reviews and won the

York Entertainment Golden Vision Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Night of the Dog went on to win the Audience Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay Award at the SMMASH Film Festival.

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man of taI ChI Directed by Keanu Reeves USA / 2013 / 105 minutes

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set in modern beijing, man of tai Chi marks keanu ReevesÕ s directorial debut.

The spectacular martial-arts epic stars Matrix stuntman Tiger Chen and features fight choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping. Also starring Reeves, Man of Tai Chi follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to balance pacifist principles with violent impulses.

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BIO directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi. The film, which was shot entirely in China, premiered in June 2013 and will be released worldwide this fall. In December of 2013, Reeves will be seen on the big screen in 47 Ronin, an 18th century story centered on a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master. Born in Beirut and raised in Toronto, Reeves performed in various local theater productions and on television before relocating to Los Angeles. His first widely acclaimed role was in River’s Edge. Yet another turn came when he was cast as the innocent Danceny in Stephen Frears’ highly praised Dangerous Liaisons. He joined other outstanding casts that year in Ron Howard’s comedy Parenthood and Lawrence Kasdan’s I Love You to Death. Recent film credits for Reeves include Generation Um, and WFF official selections Henry’s Crime (2010) and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009). Reeves many other film credits include Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, My Own Private Idaho, Constantine, Thumbsucker, Something’s Gotta Give and his role as Neo in The Matrix Trilogy.

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the motel lIfe Directed by Alan Polsky, Gabriel Polsky USA / 2012 / 85 minutes

maIn CReDIts CAST

Emile Hirsch Stephen Dorff Dakota Fanning Kris Kristofferson

PRODUCERS

Alan Polsky Gabriel Polsky Ann Ruark

SCREENWRITERS

Micah Fitzerman-Blue Noah Harpster

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Roman Vasyanov

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Hughes Winborne

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Ryan Warren Smith

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David Holmes

based on Willy vlautinÕ s novel, the motel life explores a few weeks in the broken lives of two working-class brothers (Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff), who abruptly ditch their Reno motel after a tragic accident. The two brothers are a case study in hard luck; their mother died when they were teens, their father is a deadbeat and neither finished high school. They grew up dependent on each other. Both dream of escaping the challenges of their transient life. The accident forces them to face their past, their dreams, reality and the redemptive power of hope.

brothers gabe and alan polsky produced and co-directed The Motel Life,

BIO starring Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning and Stephen Dorff. The film won four

awards at the 2012 Rome Film Festival, including the prestigious Audience Award. The brothers’ producing credits include Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which was named in over 40 top-ten lists of the Best Films in 2009; His Way, an Emmy-nominated documentary released by HBO in 2011; and Little Birds, which was named among the top ten independent films of 2012 by the National Board of Review. Notable projects in development include critically acclaimed novels Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes, to be produced at Sony as a starring vehicle for Will Smith; The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov; Butcher’s Crossing, based on the novel by John Williams; Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem; and National Book Awardwinning Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien. Gabe and Alan have also secured the life rights to Albert Einstein, as well as to surfing legend Dorian Doc Paskowitz and his family.

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oRenthal: the musical Directed by Jeff Rosenberg USA / 2013 / 90 minutes

maIn CReDIts Jordan Kenneth Kamp Malcolm Barrett Larisa Oleynik Owiso Odera Mimi Michaels Bianca DeGroat Paul Scheer Eddie Steeples Jonathan Slavin Sarah Hagan PRODUCERS Jeff Rosenberg Maura Anderson Philip Barnes SCREENWRITER Jeff Rosenberg CINEMATOGRAPHERS Andrew G. Mueller EDITOR Spencer Houck PRODUCTION DESIGNER Becky Martinez COMPOSER/MUSIC James Sizemore SOUND DESIGNER Mark Binder CAST

oJ simpson may be one of the most recognizable and infamous names of the last 20 years.

So when overly eccentric theatre artist Eugene Oliver (Jordan Kenneth Kamp) decides to make Mr. Simpson the subject of his next musical, the results are truly something spectacular. Orenthal: The Musical, the hilarious new film from director Jeff Rosenberg, captures, in outstanding mockumentary style, the process of developing the greatest musical regarding a murder trial ever to be produced. With the help of some loyal childhood friends, a handful of local actors and a group of producers from a biblical theater company, can Eugene and company overcome the obstacles they face and achieve their goal of creating the next great American musical? Orenthal, reminiscent of the work of Christopher Guest, is sure to have you laughing from Act I. - Sam Robotham Originally from Ohio, Jeff

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Rosenberg is now based in Southern California. While

BIO still in college, Jeff won a Student Emmy Award and MTV Film’s inaugural Best

Film on Campus competition judged by Gus Van Sant, Allison Anders and Joel Schumacher. His short films have screened at festivals throughout the world. Orenthal: The Musical, his first feature, recently premiered at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.

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the RetRIeval Directed by Chris Eska USA / 2013 / 91 minutes

maIn CReDIts Ashton Sanders Tishuan Scott Keston John Bill Oberst Jr. Christine Horn Alfonso Freeman Raven Ledeatte Jonathan Brooks EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Alan Berg Tom Borders Sibyl Avery Jackson CAST

PRODUCERS

Jacob Esquivel Jason Wehling

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Chris Eska

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Yasu Tanida

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Chris Eska

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Caroline Karlen

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Matt Wiedemann Eric Friend Jon Attwood

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2007 Wff alum and maverick award winner for best narrative feature august evening, Chris eska, returns with a powerful period drama set on the outskirts of the

Civil War. Moral boundaries are crossed as Will, a young African-American bounty hunter, and his uncle Marcus are contracted to cross Union lines and bring back freed slave and accused murderer Nate in an astounding performance by Tishuan Scott. During their odyssey, the Texas landscape comes to life as an essential character, thanks to Yasu Tanida’s beautiful cinematography. Eska, meanwhile, patiently crafts a brilliantly acted tour de force that foists tough ethical questions upon the viewer. –Michael Burke

Chris eska was raised in the village of Ottine, Texas (pop. 98). He studied

BIO sociology and art at Rice University before attending UCLA’s MFA film directing program. His short films have screened on PBS, at the Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Competition, the Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase, and at film festivals worldwide. Doki-Doki, his UCLA master’s thesis film, premiered on the national PBS series Independent Lens with an introduction by Susan Sarandon. In addition to winning the Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Award for Best Feature Narrative, Eska’s first feature, August Evening, won the $50,000 Target Filmmaker Award and was nominated for two 2008 Independent Spirit Awards, where it took home the Cassavetes Award.

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the tRUth aboUt emanUel Francesca Gregorini USA / 2013 / 95 minutes

maIn CReDIts Jessica Biel Kaya Scodelario Alfred Molina Frances O’Connor Jimmi Simpson Aneurin Barnard EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Jonathan Gray Alice Bamford Olga Segura Juan Carlos Segura G Kevin Iwashina Julia Godzinskaya Michael Sackler Kenny Goodman Alex Sagalchik Paul Schiff Brent Stiefel PRODUCER Francesca Gregorini Matt R. Brady SCREENWRITER Francesca Gregorini CINEMATOGRAPHER Polly Morgan EDITOR Antony Langdon CAST

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Director francesca gregorini pulls audiences underwater and into a world of fragility and twisted perceptions in this sophomore feature starring Jessica Biel (7th Heaven) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins). Linda is a new mother in a new town who manages to find companionship in her neighbor Emanuel, a troubled teenager who refuses to forgive herself for the death of her own mother. Emanuel quickly becomes Linda’s closest friend and confidant when she begins baby sitting Linda’s infant daughter Chloe, immersing herself in Linda’s personal life as she grows increasingly distant from her own family. Gregorini follows Emanuel’s search for intimacy, whether it be from the false maternal presence that Linda provides or the delicate yet distant affections from Claude, a boy on the train who catches her eye. As Emanuel grows closer to Linda, she finds herself drowning in the secrets of Linda’s jarring reality, and the women struggle to stay afloat as old memories tempt their lost minds beneath the waves. – Chandra Knotts Raised in Rome, Los Angeles and the English countryside, francesca

gregorini

BIO brings a worldly, passionate and unique sensibility to her filmmaking. Her characterdriven films are visceral and darkly humorous, stylistically bold, with undertones of the magical/surreal. A Brown University graduate with a Theater Arts major, Francesca sold scripts to both HBO and Paramount before co-helming her directorial debut Tanner Hall (Rooney Mara), which was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto Film Festival. Her latest film, The Truth About Emanuel, starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina, was selected for the US Dramatic Competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival 2013.

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Ummah (among fRIenDs) Directed by Cüeneyt Kaya GERMANY / 2013 / 104 minutes German with English subtitles

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Daniel Klemm Frederick Lau Kida Khodr Ramadan Burat Yigit Mona Pirzad Sami Nasser Robert Schupp

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Sarah Blasskiewitz

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Angélique Kommer Cüneyt Kaya Anatol Nitschke Hans Weingartner

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Cüeneyt Kaya

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Sebastian Bäumler

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Laylah Naimi Cüeneyt Kaya

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Frank Schreiber Paul Wollstadt

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after killing two skinheads in a failed operation against neo-nazis, young undercover intelligence agent Daniel Krell finds a hiding place and new friends in berlinÕ s arab community. Realistic and witty, Berlin filmmaker Cueneyt Kaya shows

the rapprochement of two worlds which seem violently opposed. Wounded physically and psychologically, Daniel’s cultural isolation breaks down as he becomes integrated into the Islamic community. Stereotypes vanish as we gain human perspective on a culture too often seen as radicalized. Here, family bonds are strong, and Daniel’s physical and psychological wounds begin to heal. But unable or unwilling to intervene when his friends are stopped and harassed by the police, Daniel feels the impotence of his own inaction. Is there redemption? And why do we fear the stranger? This is assured filmmaking, unflinching and timely. – Barbara Pokras, A.C.E.

Cuneyt kaya was born in 1980 in Berlin, where he still lives and works today.

BIO After his A levels, he studied mathematics at the Freie Universität Berlin before he eventually turned to filmmaking. Between 2004 and 2006, he made several documentaries on behalf of the European Union about refugees in Europe. He researched in England, Poland, Italy and Spain and shot together with local filmmakers over several months. In 2005, he launched his own film production company, All Ahead Film, with integrated equipment rental. To this day, it is one of the leading RED camera suppliers in Berlin. In 2009 and 2010, he worked with Hans Weingartner on the film Die Summe Meiner Einzeinen Teile as writer and codirector. Ummah is his feature film debut as a director.

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UnDeR the same sUn Directed by Sameh Zoabi Israel / 2013 / 75 minutes In Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles

maIn CReDIts CAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCERS SCREENWRITER CINEMATOGRAPHERS EDITOR COMPOSER/MUSIC

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set in the near future, Under the same sun looks back at the story of two businessmen – one Palestinian and one Israeli – who struggle to set up a solar energy

company that would bring green energy to both sides of the border. As they battle the societal powers working against them, as well as the open hostility within their own families, they are confronted with their own issues of trust. Using social media, the pair creates a popular campaign that may just change how two societies can finally come together. Harel and Zoabi blaze a path imagining a peaceful middle east we hope one day to realize. – Michael Burke

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BIO Israel. His feature debut, Man without a Cell Phone, was selected for the New

Directors/New Films festival at MoMA and the Lincoln Center. His short film, Be Quiet, won third prize in the Cinéfondation Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. He has bachelor’s degrees in film studies and English literature from Tel Aviv University and attended the M.F.A. Film Program at Columbia on a merit scholarship.

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Bill Sage Ambyr Childers Julia Garner Wyatt Russell Kelly McGillis Michael Parks

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Rene Bastian Brett Fitzgerald Emilie Georges Tanja Meissner Linda Moran Mo Noorali Jacob Pechenik Rodrigo Bellott Andrew Corkin Nicholas Shumaker Jack Turner Nick Damici Jim Mickle Ryan Samul Russell Barnes Jim Mickle Philip Mossman Darren Morris Jeff Grace

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a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to

themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage) rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers) and Rose (Julia Garner) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.

Jim mickle was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and graduated from NYU’s

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Jim’s critically acclaimed second feature, Stake Land (WFF 2010), drew on the post-apocalyptic frenzy described by Richard Matheson (author of the novel I Am Legend) and George Romero. Stake Land won the People’s Choice Award in the Midnight Madness Section of the 2010 TIFF and was distributed by IFC Films. Jim’s first feature, Mulberry Street, earned acclaim for its atmospheric representation of a deadly virus in Manhattan that turns people into rat-like creatures, and earned the “Best Independent Feature” award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Jim first toured the festival circuit with The Underdogs (WFF 2004), where he started his relationship with Nick Damici, co-writer and actor on all of Jim’s features, including We Are What We Are. With three features under his belt, each one more mature than the last, Jim’s career trajectory has been hailed by horror aficionados as a genre master crossing over into mainstream appeal.

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WInteR In the blooD Directed by Andrew and Alex Smith USA / 2013 / 98 minutes

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Chaske Spencer David Morse Julia Jones Gary Farmer Dana Wheeler-Nicholson David Cale

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Heather Rae Carl Hampe Jason C. Miller Peter Wiley

PRODUCERS

Susan Kirr Alex Smith Andrew Smith

SCREENWRITERS

Alex Smith Andrew Smith Ken White

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Paula Huidobro

EDITOR

Michael Hofacre

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

David Storm

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Heartless Bastards

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virgil wakes up in a ditch on the plains of montana, battered and hung-over. His wife has left him and taken his beloved rifle. Fueled by alcohol, Virgil embarks

on a wild and darkly comic odyssey to retrieve the rifle. Ultimately, he finds himself. Adapted from the celebrated novel of the same name, Winter in the Blood is largely a visualization of internal memories and thoughts. The audience is never quite sure what is real and what isn’t because Virgil isn’t so sure either. Filmed on location in Montana, with gorgeous cinematography and a haunting and evocative score, this is a melancholic and surreal depiction of a distraught hero trying to make peace with his past and his identity. – Eliza Kunkel

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the brothers smith hail from western Montana. Winter in the Blood is their

BIO second feature. They wrote and directed the award-winning The Slaughter Rule,

starring David Morse and Academy Award®-nominees Ryan Gosling and Amy Adams, which premiered at Sundance and went on to play all over the world. It won the FIPRESCI International Critic’s Prize, and and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Indie Spirit Award. Their ‘eco-rotic’ short film, the keening, premiered at Sundance in 2000. As screenwriters, the Brothers Smith were chosen for Variety magazine’s “Ten Screenwriters To Watch.” They are writing a contemporary western TV series. They recently wrote Walking Out for acclaimed filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia and adapted the graphic novel Son of the Gun by legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky for Fox Searchlight. They have collaborated with Terrence Malick, Lars Van Trier and David O. Russell, and have written scripts for Columbia Pictures, HBO, Warner Brothers, Framestore, Disney and ESPN Films.

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ameRICan CommUne Directed by Rena Mundo Croshere, Nadine Mundo USA / 2012 / 90 minutes

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Rena Mundo Croshere

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Michael Levine Nadine Mundo

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Lucas Revolution

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Jeffery Alan Jones

Rena and nadine, two documentarian sisters, leave their jobs in reality television to revisit their secret rural upbringings at The Farm, America’s largest commune. The film cuts between past and present as the filmmakers explore what is left of their alternative childhood, bridging gaps between their adult metropolitan lifestyles and their off-thegrid rearing. American Commune reveals the rise and fall of The Farm, a 1970s commune that created what appeared to be the ideal self-sufficient community. Members shared everything from child rearing and communal households, to currency, clothing and food. Through unapologetic storytelling and a hint of nostalgia, the Mundo sisters tap into the alternate universe of their pasts and bring to light the undying legacy of true community. Rena mundo Croshere and nadine mundo are a sibling director team based in

BIO Venice, California. American Commune is their first feature documentary. Nadine

was a producer on the new Showtime series Time of Death and a senior producer for Showtime’s The Real L Word. She was series producer for MTV’s Chelsea Settles. Rena directed the MTV series When I Was 17 and This Is How I Made It. Rena was a producer on Michael Moore’s Emmy-winning series The Awful Truth. The Mundo sisters developed and directed the MTV series My Life Translated. Rena directed a Coca Cola online spot for platinum artist Ne-Yo, receiving over a million hits. Nadine directed Art of Survival, a documentary about capoeira, executive produced by Benjamin Bratt. The Mundos are grant recipients from The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council of the Arts, Women In Film, San Francisco Arts Commission and Robert F. Kennedy Fellowship

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ameRICan JesUs Directed by Aram Garriga USA, Spain / 2013 / 78 minutes

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Frank Schaeffer Jr. Pastor Phil Aguilar Jason David Frank Mara Einstein Douglas Rushkoff Steve Taylor Michelle Goldberg

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Joan Salvat Muntsa Tarrés Andrés Luque Pérez Larry Fessenden Brent Kunkle Carles Torres Aram Garriga

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Aram Garriga Xavi Prat

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Benet Román

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Aram Garriga

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Erisian Zlaya Hadzic Zlaya Hadzic

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Why is there a polarization between the left and the Right within american society?

Why are there millions of Americans waiting for the End of the World? How does that effect American foreign policy in the Middle East? Why is Christian Pop Culture a growing multi-billion dollar industry? How is spirituality expressed through the American Dream? These are some of the questions that American Jesus explores through a wide array of characters that truly represent the American social texture in its very different spheres. Christian organizations, Christian pop culture specialists, secular analysts, apocalyptic preachers and their view of the End Times, Christian bikers, cowboys and wrestlers create an enriching and otherwise impossible dialogue drawing a map of American Christianity as it remains today. American Jesus approaches a subject that has been under constant exploration over the last decades from a non-judgemental perspective, letting viewers extract their own conclusions.

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aram garriga runs the Barcelona-based media design and film production

BIO company, Visualsuspects. His directorial work includes the 2010 award-winning documentary Introspective, which offers a portrait of underground or indie music as an emotional allegory of our global societies. He has served as director or producer on nearly a dozen music videos and short documentaries.

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ameRICan RevolUtIonaRy: the evolution of grace lee boggs Directed by Grace Lee USA / 2013 / 82 minutes

maIn CReDIts CAST

Grace Lee Boggs Bill Ayers Angela Davis Rich Feldman Danny Glover Shea Howell Invincible Scott Kurashige Julia Putnam Ron Scott Stephen Ward

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Joan Huang

PRODUCERS

Caroline Libresco Austin Wilkin Grace Lee

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Jerry A. Henry Quyen Tran

EDITOR

Kim Roberts

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Vivek Maddala

SOUND DESIGNER

Pete Horner

What constitutes revolution?

98-year-old writer and radical activist Grace Lee Boggs has no hesitations when it comes to changing the world, one conversation at a time. Filmmaker Grace Lee initially sought out Grace Lee Boggs due to their shared name and unexpectedly found a breath of rebellious inspiration in Boggs that continues to motivate nonviolent philosophies of civil rights growth, revolution and evolution. Once a 1960’s militant, the Detroit-based activist Boggs is still challenging expectations through her lifelong devotion to the African-American movement and fight for individual freedoms. ‘The time has come for a new dream,’ Boggs says, relying on the ever-evolving artistry of conversation to fuel the fire of revolution. American Revolutionary is a story of growth: of Boggs’ lifetime commitment to activism, of filmmaker Grace Lee and of the viewer as well, as they are drawn into Boggs’ philosophy of positivity and change. – Chandra Knotts

grace lee’s most recent feature film, Janeane From Des Moines (set during the

BIO 2012 presidential campaign) premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film

Festival. Prior to that, she wrote and directed American Zombie, which premiered at Slamdance and SXSW before being released by Cinema Libre. She also produced and directed The Grace Lee Project, a feature documentary that was broadcast on Sundance Channel and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Grace received her MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School, where her thesis film, Barrier Device, won a Student Academy Award® and Directors Guild of America award. She is the recipient of the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Digital Media, a Rockefeller Media Arts grant, as well as funding from the Center for Asian American Media, Chicken and Egg Pictures and the Ford Foundation. She is currently producing and directing a documentary for PBS about Asian-American food culture.

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baRZan Directed by Alex Stonehill, Bradley Hutchinson USA / 2012 / 77 minutes In Farsi and English

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Cassidy Dimon Sarah Stuteville Morgan Dusatko Jessica Partnow

SCREENWRITER

Sarah Stuteville

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Alex Stonehill

EDITOR

Bradley Hutchinson

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Morgan Dusatko Brendan Hogan

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sam barzan malkandi, an Iraqi refugee to the Us and beloved father, was working toward his piece of the American Dream in a Seattle suburb, but a footnote in The 9/11 Commission Report, connecting him to a high-level Al-Qaeda operative through his childhood nickname, changed everything. To neighbors, Sam Malkandi was the model immigrant and perfect family man. He worked hard to buy a house, secure a better future for his children and assimilate into American life. To investigators, Malkandi was a cold-blooded terrorist who represented a potential link between Iraq and the 9/11 attacks. To audiences, Malkandi is a mercurial character whose story embodies controversial issues of immigration, xenophobia and the price of security in the 21st century. Featuring haunting animated sequences, the film takes audiences on the epic geopolitical journey of a family torn apart by suspicion, and examines the opaque government agencies charged with keeping us safe, even at the cost of freedom.

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alex stonehill is a photojournalist, videographer and multimedia producer at

BIO The Seattle Globalist. His video work has been featured on PBS and Frontline/

World. His photography has been printed in various publications. He teaches at the University of Washington. Barzan is his first feature film. bradley hutchinson is a filmmaker and life-long lover of media. For the last eight years, he has worked with a wide variety of media companies on commerical work, all the while creating independent film projects with The Last Quest, a company he cofounded. Barzan is his first feature film.

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bIRth of the lIvIng DeaD Directed by Rob Kuhns USA / 2012 / 76 minutes

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George A. Romero Mark Harris Larry Fessenden Gale Anne Hurd Elvis Mitchell Sam Pollard Chiz Schiltz Jason Zinoman

PRODUCERS

Rob Kuhns Esther Cassidy

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Larry Fessenden

SCREENWRITER

Rob Kuhns

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Suprotim Bose Michael Grippo

EDITOR

Rob Kuhns

ART DIRECTOR

Dale Robbins

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Gary Pozner Brian Goss

SOUND DESIGNER

Tim Stimpson

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Gary Pullin

Visit www.birthofthelivingdead.com

1968: a year of peace, love and music? try peace, love and the undead.

Rob Kuhns’ feature-length documentary Birth of the Living Dead, compiles original and found footage to provide a stunning portrait of George A. Romero and his 1968 cult classic, Night of the Living Dead. Kuhns explores the birth of zombie culture, as well as the political and cultural backdrop of the 1960s that led to Night of the Living Dead’s overwhelming success, revolutionary backbone and the ever-changing reception of our society to media violence. Birth of the Living Dead goes beyond a standard behind-thescenes doc and taps into the distinctly independent and inspiring style of Romero’s work, making this a must see for film lovers and filmmakers alike. Kuhns shows how this once highly criticized grindhouse flick has revolutionized the horror film genre and earned Romero’s reputation as the godfather of zombies. – Chandra Knotts Birth of the Living Dead is Rob

kuhnsÕ s first feature length documentary as writer/

BIO director. Previously, he co-directed/edited the TV documentaries Enemies of War

(produced/directed by Esther Cassidy, Rob’s wife and producer of Birth of the Living Dead) and This is a Game, Ladies (produced/directed by Peter Schnall) for PBS. Kuhns also wrote and directed King’s Day Out, a short film comedy that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast worldwide. His many editing credits include Moyers and Company, the Showtime dramatic television series Sleeper Cell, and the documentary Adam Clayton Powell, which was nominated for an Academy Award®. In 2012, Kuhns received an Individual Artist Grant from the New York State Council of the Arts for Birth of the Living Dead. Kuhns and Cassidy live in Brooklyn, NY. PrECEdEd By

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bRave mIss WoRlD Directed by Cecilia Peck USA / 2013 / 92 minutes In Hebrew, Italian and English

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Lati Grobman Regina Kulik Scully Orna Raiz Geralyn Dreyfous Irving Bauman Howard Roseman Cecilia Peck Inbal B. Lessner Motty Reif Uri Ackerman Tamara Goldsworthy Ronan Killeen Karen Landsberg Inbal B. Lessner Hans Zimmer Ben Harper Martin Tillman

miss Israel linor abargil was abducted, stabbed and raped in milan, Italy, at age

18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When, to her shock, she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.

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Cecilia peck has always been drawn to stories of women who stand up for their

BIO beliefs. She directed and produced Shut Up & Sing, which was shortlisted for the

2007 Academy Awards®, won Best Documentary at the Aspen, Sydney and Woodstock Film Festivals, and Special Jury Prize at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals. It was named Best Documentary by the Boston and San Diego Film Critics Societies, and won the Courage in Film Award from the Women’s Film Critics Circle, among others. Cecilia produced A Conversation with Gregory Peck, an intimate portrait of her father, which premiered as a Special Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. She directed and produced Justice For All, an examination of capital punishment, was producer on The Hamptons 4 hour mini-series for ABC, and associate producer on Defending Our Daughters for Lifetime. Cecilia is a graduate of Princeton University.

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bReastmIlk Directed by Dana Ben-Ari USA / 2013 / 90 minutes Presented by Ricki Lake

maIn CReDIts EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

PRODUCER

Nikola Duravcevic Lindsey Clennell Ricki Lake Abby Epstein Dana Ben-Ari

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Jake Clennell Derek Wiesehahn

EDITORS

Molly Snyder-Fink Hisayo Kushida

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Joel Hamburger Tom Paul

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perhaps one of the most overlooked yet universal aspects of pregnancy and childbirth is the production of a motherÕ s breast milk. Despite endless research on the

benefits of breastfeeding, the stigma surrounding this natural and age-old practice has led to a new world of motherhood where maternity confronts sexuality and naturalists are forced to confront a culture brimming with baby formulas, breast pumps and endless skepticism. In her feature debut, director Dana Ben-Ari takes a daring look at the world surrounding breast milk in exclusive interviews with both men and women, professionals and parents, bringing the clandestine world surrounding breast milk to the forefront. Breastmilk not only confronts our modern perspective on breastfeeding, but delves beneath the surface in uncovering what exactly has led us to treat breast milk as liquid gold and breasts as overtly sexual iconography. This documentary is brilliant in revealing the guilt, humor and controversy surrounding breast milk, while providing a unique look at this lesser understood challenge of parenthood. – Chandra Knotts First time director/producer Dana

ben-ari became fascinated with breastfeeding

BIO after the birth of her first child. She quickly learned about the physical challenges of motherhood and the problems women encounter. After her second child, she began to examine breastfeeding on film, talking to scores of women.

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bRoaDWay IDIot Directed by Doug Hamilton USA / 2013 / 81 minutes

maIn CReDIts PRODUCER

Billie Joe Armstrong Ira Pittleman

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Dan Krauss

EDITOR

Rob Tinworth

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Green Day

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from punk rock mosh pits and sold-out stadiums to the Great White Way, this

electrifying documentary follows Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway veterans to turn his mega-hit album, American Idiot, into a Broadway musical. The film goes behind the scenes to reveal the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy® winner Billie Joe and Tony® winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) to create the thrilling and one-of-a-kind musical experience. More than just a making-of profile, Broadway Idiot is a portrait of a world-famous artist having the guts to try something totally new. The film grants insider access to the actors’ rehearsals, the creative team’s process and live performances that reveal Billie’s transformation from rock star to Broadway star. Broadway Idiot provides a unique window into the art of theater as rock stars and stage stars collide and create something never seen before.

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Doug hamilton is a veteran television journalist for CBS News 60 Minutes and of PBS

BIO documentaries like NOVA, Frontline, and American Masters. Awards include three Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards, AAAS Science Journalism Award, Writer’s Guild Award, Cine Golden Eagle, and an Investigative Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hamilton has taught at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley and is the official photographer for the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

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foUR Days In ChICago Directed by Haskell Wexler USA / 2013 / 82 minutes

maIn CReDIts EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCER

Haskell Wexler Suree Towfighnia

SCREENWRITER

Haskell Wexler

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Haskell Wexler Andrew Davis Mike Gray

EDITOR

Nicholas Golding

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Greg Landau Greg Landau

SOUND DESIGNER

haskell Wexler began his feature filmmaking career as a cinematographer in the late 1950s,

BIO having previously shot educational and industrial films. In addition to his legendary track record

as a cinematographer on films such as American Graffiti, Bound for Glory, Matewan, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Wexler has also produced, written, directed and/or photographed a number of documentary films. Among the highlights are The Bus and its sequel, Bus II, the Oscar-winning short Interviews With My Lai Veterans, Brazil: A Report on Torture (1971), Introduction to the Enemy, co-directed with Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden and Bill Yahrans, CIA: Case Officer, and At the Max, which recorded the 1990 European tour of the Rolling Stones. In 1969, Wexler produced, directed, wrote and photographed one of the most devastating and technically sophisticated anti-establishment films ever made, Medium Cool. Set and filmed during the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, the film chronicles, in striking, neo-documentary style, the affairs, both professional and amorous, of a detached TV news cameraman as he becomes increasingly aware of the political ramifications of his work. In addition to these honors, Mr. Wexler has received numerous other accolades, including The American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award, an Independent Spirit Award (Matewan), an Emmy nomination (Outstanding Cinematography for 61*), and a Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. He was also elected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to the Board of Governors to represent the Cinematographers Branch.

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academy award¨ winning filmmaker and lifelong activist Haskell Wexler takes a personal look at Chicago over four days in May 2012 – four days filled with politics, protest and police. The Occupy movement and others converged on Chicago to tell President Obama and Mayor Emanuel to stop the insane spending on wars around the world and bring the money home for housing, schools and healthcare. Mayor Emanuel spent $27 million to secure the city against the threat of citizens speaking out. It was a huge event in Chicago, but the national press wouldn’t cover it. The national media ignored stories of citizens exercising their constitutional right to protest. Emanuel’s decision to militarize the city to protect the war-makers of NATO raised a key question: is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people -- or is it of, by and for the 1%?

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goD loves UganDa Directed by Roger Ross Williams USA / 2013 / 83 minutes In Swahili and English

maIn CReDIts PRODUCER

Julie Goldman

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Derek Wiesehahn

EDITORS

Richard Hankin Benjamin Gray

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Mark degil Antoni

god loves Uganda explores the role of the american evangelical movement in Uganda,

where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda, along with politicians and missionaries, as they attempt the task of eliminating sexual sin and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity. Offering a portrait of Lou Engle, creator of The Call, a public event that brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin, God Loves Uganda records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. Academy Award® winner Roger Ross Williams, directing his feature debut, provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.

Roger Ross Williams directed and produced Music by Prudence, winner of the

BIO 2010 Academy Award® for documentary short subject. He is the first African

American to win an Oscar® for directing and producing a film. He has produced and directed dozens of hours of non-fiction programming for major television networks and cable channels. Williams has won numerous awards for his work. He has several projects in development, including a feature narrative film about the African American Baptist church, titled Black Sheep.

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the gReat ChICken WIng hUnt Chicken Wings have become a staple of the american culinary experience,

Directed by Matt Reynolds USA / 2013 / 71 minutes

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Ben Beavers Ron Wieszczyk

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Larry Anne Evans Elizabeth Mandel Casey Paleos

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but filmmaker, journalist and upstate New Yorker Matt Reynolds takes finding the best wing to an entirely new level. Abandoning his successful career as an overseas reporter, Matt returns to the States to embark on a quest to find the world’s best chicken wing, accompanied by his confused Czech girlfriend, Lucie. In an odyssey covering over 2500 miles, Matt and his cabal of chicken-wing-obsessed friends consume nearly 300 varieties of wings in two weeks. Eventually Matt must decide what is greater: his love for wings or Lucie. The Great Chicken Wing Hunt is more than a foodie’s delight; it’s three parts gastronomic competition, two parts oddball comedy and one part love story. – Michael Burke

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Bob Geile Doug Brantner

EDITORS

Matt Reynolds Mary Manhardt

BIO number of newspapers from 2004 to 2008. Since moving to New York, he has

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Marek Piacek Mike Poppleton

worked as a film and video editor for clients including The History Channel, ESPN and PBS. He was lead editor for the launch of NHL Live, a daily talk show on NHL Network and he recently edited History Channel’s Zombies: A Living History. This is his first feature as director.

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hank: fIve yeaRs fRom the bRInk Directed by Joe Berlinger USA / 2013 / 85 minutes

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Jon Kamen Dave O’Connor Justin Wilkes Jeanine Brand Ari Palitz

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Bob Richman

EDITOR

Brett Mason

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Ian Honeyman Eddie O’Connor

SOUND DESIGNER

for three weeks in september 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than

Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs. Yet Paulson wasn’t quite the pinstriped banker he appeared to be. A devout Christian Scientist with left-leaning politics, he’d refused two previous offers to be Secretary of the Treasury before finally accepting. In Hank: Five Years From the Brink, Paulson tells the complete story of how he persuaded banks, congress and presidential candidates to sign off on nearly $1 trillion in bailouts—even as he found the behavior that led to the crisis and the bailouts themselves morally reprehensible. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost, Some Kind of Monster, Crude), the film features Paulson and his wife of 40 years, Wendy. It’s a riveting portrait of leadership under unimaginable pressure—and a marriage under unfathomable circumstances. – Courtesy Lincoln Center Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Joe

berlinger has been a leading voice in

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landmark documentaries Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost and Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, a film that re-defined the rockumentary genre. Crude, about oil pollution in the Amazon Rainforest, won 22 human rights, environmental and film festival awards and recently triggered a high-profile First Amendment battle with oil-giant Chevron. Five of Berlinger’s documentary features, including his 2012 Paul Simon documentary Under African Skies, have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, earning three Grand Jury Prize nominations. He has also received multiple awards from the Directors Guild of America, the National Board of Review and the Independent Spirit Awards. His Emmy-winning Paradise Lost Trilogy for HBO spawned a worldwide movement to free The West Memphis Three from wrongful murder convictions, resulting in the three men walking out of prison in 2011 after 18 years of incarceration. Berlinger’s photographic work has appeared in The New York Times, ArtForum, Film Comment and Aperture, among others. He is a member of the DGA, WGA, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and National Board of Review.

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I am a vIsItoR In yoUR WoRlD Directed by Miguel Silveira USA / 2013 / 82 minutes

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Rebecca babcock is for all intents a normal young woman, but her life was tragically altered at the age of 25 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Undeterred by her disease, she took to the blogosphere to inspire others. Director Miguel Silveira and filmmakers Scott Busch and Ehsan Ghoreishi, in their documentary premiere, capture an unflinching depiction that is graphic in its authenticity and honest in painting a portrait of living with a life altering illness. Silveira‘s access to Rebecca and her on going treatment will lead you on an emotional journey as she fights not just her disease, but also the medical system that is stacked against her. Her words moved and inspired a nation of readers that followed her to keep up their own struggles. I Am a Visitor in Your World tells Rebecca’s story and we find out that she was more than just passing through. – Michael Burke

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Marek Betka Mary Babcock Jerry R. Napier

PRODUCERS

Andrew Eick Miguel Silveira Scott F. Busch Ehsan Ghoreishi Joel Sytzens Maggie Leigh Bryan Grzegorz Krawczyk

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Rebecca Babcock Miguel Silveira

BIO attends Columbia University as an MFA candidate in film directing. His short film

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Ehsan Ghoreishi Miguel Silveira

EDITOR

Scott F. Busch

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Joel Styzens

SOUND DESIGNER

Matthew Polis

Rooftop Wars, screened in dozens of festivals. After wrapping up his first feature-length documentary I Am a Visitor in Your World, Miguel started pre-production for his new project currently titled Devil’s Work. The film, a follow up to his 2010 film Rooftop Wars, is a study of war in the minds of children in America. Devil’s Work received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation production grant and will be his thesis at Columbia University. Miguel teaches in institutions such as Columbia College Chicago and EICTV in San Antonio de Los Banos, Cuba. He is also a proud sponsor of the Telluride Film Festival City Lights Program.

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the lIfe anD CRImes of DoRIs payne Directed by Matthew Pond and Kirk Marcolina USA / 2013 / 74 minutes

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Matthew Pond Kirk Marcolina

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Peter Holland

EDITORS

Kirk Marcolina Darmyn Calderon

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Mark Rivett

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stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry takes a meticulous, carefully thought out plan in order to be perfectly executed without getting caught – but not for Doris

Payne. Provoked by the blatant acts of racism she encountered in the 1950s as a black woman, Ms. Payne found a way to casually obtain any jewel she wanted. Teeming with interviews, the film delves into the process of how this 83-year-old woman stole two million dollars worth of jewelry throughout her lifetime, free of any inhibitions. Originally justifying her theft as a means of freeing her mother from an abusive relationship, Doris soon fell in love with her newfound lifestyle of wealth, glamour and over thirty aliases. As she now stands on trial for the theft of a department store diamond, the sharp-minded, sweet-hearted Doris Payne sways the audience into rooting for her innocence. This thoroughly engaging, yet comical documentary takes the audience into the mind of an international criminal. – Nina Gioia

kirk marcolina received his MFA in Film and Video Production from the Univer-

BIO sity of Southern California. He produced and directed the award-winning feature

documentary Camp Out. He has edited many reality-based and documentary series, including Project Greenlight (HBO), The Bachelorette (ABC) and The Best of America Undercover (HBO). Marcolina taught Documentary Production at California State University, Long Beach and was a trustee of the International Documentary Association.

matthew pond graduated with a Masters in documentary producing from the Australian

Film Television Radio School (AFTRS), where he directed and co-produced the Inside Film award-winning short documentary Undressing Vanessa, which aired nationally on Australian TV. Matthew has worked as an associate producer and consulting producer, respectively, on the feature length and award-winning documentaries Tying the Knot (a feature on gay marriage) and Four Seasons Lodge.

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the longest game Directed by Camille Thoman USA / 2013 / 70 minutes

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Elizabeth Yng-Wong

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Basia Winograd

EDITORS

Allan Piper Camille Thoman

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Giancarlo Vulcano

meet hal (87), Charlie (87), maurie (87).

Three of a group of elderly gentlemen who gather every day at 1pm in the village of Dorset, Vermont to play a game called paddle tennis. The Longest Game explores the men’s stories, their friendships, the secret to their vibrancy and humor. Using the one o’clock players as its anchor, the film takes on the fleeting game of life that is played in the face of inevitable mortality. Poignant and funny, The Longest Game shines a light on the fears, dreams and stories that connect us all.

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Camille thoman’s recently completed the feature documentary The Longest

BIO Game, which is distributed by 7th Art Releasing (The Long Way Home,

The Swell Season). Her last short film, Falling Objects, starred Oscar winners Melissa Leo and Timothy Hutton, Emmy, Tony & Golden Globe nominee Mireille Enos (The Killing, World War Z) and Kevin Rahm (Mad Men). Her one-woman performance pieces, Numb (‘a stunning example of physical expression...’ –Edinburgh Evening News) and Numb B (‘this work commands respect...’ –Oxford Times), toured the UK and ran at The Young Vic and BAC in London, among other premiere venues. Numb was nominated for a Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was broadcast on the BBC. Camille has edited television pieces for the BBC, Bravo, TLC, VH1, Oxygen, Discovery and IFC, among others. She received her BA from the University of Bristol in the UK.

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magIC men Directed by Ted Wallach USA / 2012 / 80 minutes

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David Blaine Common EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Common Derek Dudley PRODUCER Jason Sosnoff CAST

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Adam Jandrup

EDITOR

William Haugse

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Mark Baechle

pick a card, any card. The illusion and mystery of even the simplest magic trick can

be incredibly captivating. However, for some, being a magician is much more than just making cards disappear. In this emotionally charged documentary, the audience follows the story of two troubled teenagers from Queens, NY, who found magic as an escape from the gangs, drugs, depression, poverty and violence that once ruled their lives. As the two struggle through the roadblocks in their paths to becoming famous magicians, they learn that certain things can’t be made to vanish with a wave of the hand, but their persistent and diligent work can lead them to a happier place. With narration from executive producer and hip-hop luminary, Common, Magic Men is a hopeful tale that is sure to make you believe that, if you look hard enough, magic is indeed real. – Sam Robotham

ted Wallach has been directing films for twelve years and has been a creative

BIO director for We Create Space, a design company, for five years. He has an MFA in directing from Sarah Lawrence College and graduated from film school in Denmark. His last film, Layover, about a couple trapped in an infinite airport, was created with an extensive VFX team and played at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Ted directed a music video in Dubai which garnered 9.5 million views on YouTube and a nomination at the MTV awards. Ted has co-directed two Bollywood films and cut his teeth under Martin Scorsese on The Aviator.

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magICal UnIveRse Directed by Jeremy Workman USA / 2013 / 77 minutes

maIn CReDIts CAST

Al Carbee

PRODUCERS

Jeremy Workman

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jeremy Workman

EDITOR

Jeremy Workman

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Karen Altman

SOUND DESIGNER

Saxton Pope

step into the unique and thought-provoking world of lifetime outsider artist Al

Carbee, an 88-year old eccentric who spends his days creating outlandish works of art featuring Barbie Dolls. Filmmaker Jeremy Workman spent over a decade of friendship with Carbee, compiling extensive footage and memories to provide a look into the magical universe of Carbee’s bizarre creative force. What began as a simple trip to Maine with his girlfriend became, over time, a life-changing partnership between Workman and Carbee that culminates in this extraordinary bio-pic, a glimpse of an otherwise unknown artist’s lifelong body of work. Workman comes full-circle in this documentary and brings his audience along with him, revealing the astoundingly powerful role of companionship and creativity, while emphasizing the importance of mutual inspiration. Magical Universe provides a priceless look at the immeasurable wonder of creative drive and inspiration. – Chandra Knotts

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Jeremy Workman’s narrative and documentary films have screened at over 60 film

BIO festivals in more than 10 countries. His award-winning shorts and documentaries

include Who is Henry Jaglom?, Claire Makes it Big, One Track Mind – all of which premiered on national broadcast and can now be found on Netflix, iTunes or Amazon. Jeremy is widely known in the industry for his editing work, particularly for movie trailers. He is the creative director of Wheelhouse Creative – a boutique movie trailer company in New York City that specializes in trailers and movie marketing for indie films. He has edited over 100 theatrical trailers for such indie distributors as Sony Classics, IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Music Box Films, Tribeca Film, among many others. Prior to launching Wheelhouse Creative, Jeremy edited trailers for Hollywood studio films, including Oscar-winners and studio franchises. Jeremy is a two-time Emmy nominee for his editing, including nominations for his montage work on the Academy Awards® telecast and for POV.

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the manoR Directed by Shawney Cohen Canada / 2013 / 79 minutes

maIn CReDIts EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PRODUCER CO-DIRECTOR CINEMATOGRAPHERS EDITOR COMPOSER/MUSIC SOUND DESIGNER

Paul Scherzer Laurie Gwen Shapiro Paul Scherzer Mike Gallay Christopher Mably Mike Gallay Seth Poulin Jim Guthrie Urban Post

for his bar mitzvah, filmmaker Shawney Cohen asked for a set of hockey pads. His

father bought him a lap dance instead. Since the family owns a strip club, he surely got a discount. In the tradition of Grey Gardens, The Manor is an unblinking yet compassionate portrait of a family and its demons. Father Roger weighs almost 400 pounds. Mother Brenda weighs only 85 pounds. Brother Sammy revels in the strip club culture. Filmmaker Shawney wants to try and figure out where his family lost its way – and what, if anything, they can do about it. The Cohen’s lifestyles are financed by the business of sex steeped with alcohol and drugs. They are corroded by the same forces that sustain them. Is change possible? Always honest, and at times sad, funny and surreal, The Manor depicts a unique family that is, somehow, just like the rest of us. – Eliza Kunkel

shawney Cohen is a Toronto-based filmmaker who also manages his father’s strip

BIO club. Shawney started his career in computer animation and his work has

appeared in dozens of major motion pictures. In 2009, Shawney shot and directed the award-nominated short documentary Tagged, which he produced with the National Film Board of Canada and TVO. The Manor is Shawney’s feature directing debut and was selected as the official opening night film at the 20th anniversary edition of Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival. In July 2013, Shawney was awarded the documentary special mention jury prize at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

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Directed by Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart USA / 2013 / 82 minutes

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Dylan McSoley Rusty Rogers Robby Armstrong Chaz Cowles Justin Gilbert Corey Hansen Logan Farmer Josh Deering Rudie Crane Dennis Pace EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Steve Buscemi Stanley Tucci Wren Arthur Michael B. Clark Alex Turtletaub Tim Foley CAST

Rachel Dengiz Davy Rothbart Andrew Cohn Rachael Counce Rachael Counce Vanessa Roworth Mary Manhardt Patrick Keeler Bobby Emmett Ryan Price

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In a small town that seems to have been forgotten, directors Andrew Cohn and Davy

Rothbart explore the convoluted lives of the Medora Hornets varsity basketball team. The dynamic of the run-down, struggling town of Medora, Indiana, directly reflects the disadvantage that its high school basketball team faces each year. The Hornets a small force stemming from a school of only 72 students, often find themselves competing against consolidated schools up to twenty times their size. A once-flourishing community teeming with employment opportunities, the termination of surrounding factories and the flooding of farms has stripped Medora of almost all economic value. The film provides insight into the broken, conflicted homes that pervade the dwindling town and the imminant death of small-town America. The intimate relationship that forms between the players and the audience creates a moving and exciting documentary, as we follow Medora’s bittersweet basketball season as they look to create their own Hoosier dreams. – Nina Gioia

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andrew Cohn is a screenwriter and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. He is the creator

BIO and co-producer of the off-Broadway play FOUND: People Find Stuff. Now It’s a

Show. In 2009, Cohn wrote and directed the documentary-short Dynamic Tom, which was featured on McSweeney’s Wholphin No. 12 DVD of short films. His short film Chile Road is due out next year.

Davy Rothbart is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine, author of My Heart is an Idiot, a book of personal essays, The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of stories, and a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life. Rothbart’s work also appears in GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times and Grantland. He directed two documentaries about the punk rock band Rise Against, videos for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project and two other documentaries now in post-production. In 2010, the film Easier With Practice, adapted from one of his GQ articles and starring Brian Geraghty as Davy, won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

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pURgatoRIo Directed by Rodrigo Reyes USA / 2012 / 80 minutes In English and Spanish with subtitles

maIn CReDIts Hugo Perez

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCER

Inti Cordera

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Justin Chin

EDITOR

Manuel Tsingaris

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Rodrigo Cordero Jose Inerzia

SOUND DESIGNER

a line in the sand is drawn in purgatorio where only the desperate and courageous dare cross. Documentary director Rodrigo Reyes questions the role of humanity on

planet earth and how the divisions we’ve created between one another have set in motion a millennium of adversities. Fast forward to present day, where the border between the United States and Mexico echoes the mistakes of generations past, as immigrants are taking great pains to find a better life north of the Rio Grande. They will endure heat exhaustion, dehydration, sexual assault and much worse. All of this to escape from a world where even the most devout must work from dawn until dusk under the baking sun in order to survive. Even then, the fatal whims of a stray bullet threaten to cut short a life of perdition and deliver them to whatever waits beyond. – Terence Gardner Born in Mexico City in 1983, Rodrigo

Reyes attended college at UC San Diego, as

BIO well as Madrid and Mexico City, earning a degree in International Studies. Instead

of following this career path, Reyes channeled his multi-cultural background into becoming a filmmaker. Reyes has directed several documentaries exploring Mexico, including the experimental narrative Memories of the Future. In 2012, he was selected to the prestigious IFP Filmmaker Labs with his documentary Purgatorio. In 2013, Purgatorio premiered at Guadalajara IFF, and screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival to great reviews. Shortly afterwards, he was named one of the 25 New Faces of Film by Filmmaker Magazine.

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RUnnIng fRom CRaZy Directed by Barbara Kopple USA / 2013 / 100 minutes

maIn CReDIts CAST

Mariel Hemingway Bobby Williams Langley Fox Hemingway Dree Hemingway Stephen Crisman Joan Hemingway Margaux Hemingway Jack Hemingway Ernest Hemingway

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Barbara Kopple Erica Forstadt Lisa Erspamer Oprah Winfrey

PRODUCERS

Barbara Kopple David Cassidy

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Andrew Young Boone Speed Michael Call Phil Parmet

EDITORS

Michael Culyba Mona Davis

SOUND DESIGNER

Alan Barker

the hemingway family may be considered the most distinguished family in american literature. But with such talent and brilliance, also come a slew of dark

thoughts and haunting secrets. Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbara Kopple focuses her newest film, Running from Crazy, on Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of the legendary writer Ernest, using her as a vehicle to explore the family’s history of mental illness and suicide. Kopple’s use of stunning archival footage, intimate scenes from Mariel’s life, and the examination of the heartbreaking Hemingway legacy, create an emotionally powerful history, unfolding one step at a time. Through Mariel’s work as an advocate for suicide prevention and her power in overcoming the same fate that has cursed her family for years, she may just be able to find strength and inner peace. – Sam Robotham

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barbara kopple is a two-time Academy Award® winning filmmaker. A director of

BIO documentaries, as well as narrative TV and film, her most recent project is the

documentary Running from Crazy, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Barbara produced and directed Harlan County USA and American Dream, both winners of the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. Her other films include The House of Steinbrenner, Woodstock: Now and Then, Shut Up and Sing, Havoc, A Conversation with Gregory Peck, My Generation, Wild Man Blues, Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson and many more.

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sICk bIRDs DIe easy Directed by Nik Fackler USA / 2013 / 86 minutes

maIn CReDIts PRODUCERS

Stephen Hays Dana Altman, Stephen Hays

SCREENWRITER

Nik Fackler

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Dana Altman

EDITOR

Nik Fackler

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Sam Martin

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

only through searching can the universe experience itself.

Director Nik Fackler takes us along with a motley crew of addicts and personalities into the heart of Western Africa on a search for enlightenment with the help of iboga, a natural shrub made illegal in the 1960s due to its potent psychedelic properties. The group quickly finds itself trapped in Eden with the devil and God, or perhaps Fackler’s version of this, where the camera is God while Ross, a drug-addicted conspiracy theorist, represents humanity. Sick Birds Die Easy devolves into a human mental apocalypse as Fackler and friends search for meaning among madness, with fact and fiction blending seamlessly as the crew heads deeper into the jungle. What initially began as a trip towards enlightenment becomes a desperate attempt at maintaining safety and sanity when the party turns sour, the fear of an ancient curse tearing relationships apart and resulting in a drug-addled – if not edifying, journey. – Chandra Knotts Born and currently living in Omaha, NE, nik

fackler made his screen writing and

BIO directorial debut with the feature film Lovely, Still, starring Oscar winners Ellen

Burstyn and Martin Landau. The 2008 release earned Fackler an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. Fackler’s career began as a teenager making music videos for Saddle Creek Records bands such as Azure Ray, Bright Eyes and The Good Life. His most recent videos have been for his own band, Icky Blossoms, which released its debut album on Saddle Creek July 17. Icky Blossoms spent 2012 touring internationally and are currently writing their next record.

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sonny RollIns: beyonD the notes Directed by Dick Fontaine UK / 2012 / 78 minutes

maIn CReDIts Sonny Rollins Bob Cranshaw Sammy Figueroa Christian McBride Roy Hargrove Jim Hall Roy Haynes Ornette Coleman

CAST

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Dick Fontaine Anthony Wall

PRODUCER

Gugulethu oka Mseleku

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Learan Kahanov Joan Churchill Roger Chapman Dick Fontaine

EDITOR

Gideon Gold

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Sonny Rollins

more than forty years ago, Dick fontaine made a film with the brilliant and influ-

ential jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, who suddenly rejected fame and ‘the jazz life’ to play alone high above the traffic on the Williamsburg Bridge in New York. Back then the film followed him on his lonely journey to find out why. What was he searching for? Now 43 years later, in the context of his historic 80th birthday concert and with the help of other jazz legends, including Ornette Coleman, who Sonny invited to celebrate the history of his music with him, Beyond the Notes follows Rollins extraordinary journey, still refusing stereotype and compromise and still searching for answers to his music and his life.

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Dick fontaine is the managing and creative director at BeBop Productions. He

BIO has made over 40 films for television and theatrical release. His work is characterized by a strong desire to push the boundaries of documentary form, in particular. Fontaine’s journalistic background and early experience with cinema verité are at the core of his vibrant story telling. His love for the crafts of jazz and filmmaking, as well as his long-lasting friendship with jazz maestro Sonny Rollins, resulted in the production of Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes, co-produced by BBC Arena and nominated for a Grierson Award. In 2013, In-Edit Brazil held a retrospective of Dick’s music films. In 2012, Cinema du Reel Paris held a retrospective of Dick’s work. The Anthropology Film Archives in New York held one in 2011. Since 1995, Dick Fontaine has run the Documentary Department at the postgraduate National Film and Television School in the UK.

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state of ContRol Directed by Christian Johnston, Darren Mann USA / 2013 / 84 minutes

maIn CReDIts Stephen Nemeth Christian Johnston Darren Mann Steven Kaplan P.G. Morgan

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCERS

SCREENWRITERS

P.G. Morgan Abigail Fuller

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Christian Johnston Darren Mann

EDITORS

Joe Dietsch, David Diggz

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Gunnard Doboze

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state of Control is a firsthand account of the global technological arms race between

the voices of dissent and the power of the state. Can the struggle for basic human rights survive in the global media age? Technology enables dissenters while also extending state repression beyond any physical borders. In the months leading up to the Beijing Olympics, Tibetan rights activists were determined to make their voices heard to the international community. Filmmakers Christian Johnston and Darren Mann traveled to India, Nepal, China and Tibet intending to shoot a documentary about regional unrest. With their efforts thwarted by constant surveillance by the Chinese government, the filmmakers turned their cameras on themselves and their harassers. State of Control is a chilling depiction of both the ham-handed and high-tech methods of a 21st century police state. –Eliza Kunkel

Christian Johnston is an award-winning director, producer, writer, and the

BIO founder of Complex Films. His resume is comprised of many notable projects such as September Tapes, MTV True Life: Trial by Fire and Blackline: The Beirut Contract. Johnston has extensive filmmaking experience in active war zones, including the first western film shot in Lebanon in 35 years. September Tapes was filmed in Afghanistan just six months after 9-11. Johnston is currently producing The Three Hikers, about the three American bikers recently freed from prison in Iran. Darren mann is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated director, producer and the founder of Mann-made Pictures. He edited the 2004 Sundance and Cannes Film Festival hit September Tape, directed and produced the documentary American Sumo, produced An Ox’s Tale (about the legendary rock band The Who) and directed the feature film FightF*ckPray. He most recently shot and edited Becoming Barack, a documentary on President Obama’s years as a community developer in Chicago. Darren has also directed and produced hundreds of hours of broadcast television for National Geographic, Discovery, FOX, VH-1 Spike and ESPN, to name a few. His company, Mann-made Pictures, recently produced a ten-episode, animal-conservation series called Uncaged, airing on Nat Geo International.

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to be foReveR WIlD Directed by David Becker USA / 2013 / 70 minutes

maIn CReDIts PRODUCERS

David Becker Craig Hymson Pamela Romanowsky

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Dennis O’Clair David Becker

EDITOR

Ian Holden

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Skooby Laposky Luke Adams Tim Amerman Tyler Beatrice Ian Holden Odetta Hartman Gryphon Rue Kazio Sosnowski Justin Wixson

to be forever Wild was created by a group of fimmakers, musicians and artists in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Based in a little red cabin perched above a waterfall, the crew spent several weeks exploring the landscapes that are considered to be America’s first wilderness. More than a portrait of a place, the film profiles the people who live in and visit this region, including artists, hikers, scientists, farmers and young people. In the film we see the power of nature to restore, reclaim and provoke our deepest emotions and connections to the world. It’s a film that inspires people to reconnect with nature in their own way, wherever they happen to be.

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David becker is a producer, director, cinematographer and educator. He recently

BIO produced Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie, a documentary about counter-

culture icon Wavy Gravy, which was directed by Michelle Esrick and executive produced by DA Pennebaker. David directed the PBS documentary Small Steps: Creating the High School for Contemporary Arts, which follows the creation of a small school located inside one of New York’s most dangerous high schools. Small Steps was produced by two-time Academy Award® winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple. David coordinated the restoration and Criterion Collection DVD release of Barbara Kopple’s landmark documentary Harlan County USA. He has collaborated with Ms. Kopple on several nonfiction projects, including Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing, My Generation and Running From Crazy. David teaches Media Arts at the Woodstock Day School in upstate New York.

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toWn hall Directed by Sierra Pettengill, Jamila Wignot USA / 2013 / 74 minutes

maIn CReDIts EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PRODUCERS

Sierra Pettengill Jamila Wignot Sierra Pettengill Jamila Wignot

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Zachary Heinzerling

EDITOR

Cindy Lee

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Area C Jim Briggs III

SOUND DESIGNER

town hall casts an unflinching eye on Katy and John, two Tea Party activists from the battleground state of pennsylvania during the 2012 presidential election,

who believe America’s salvation lies in a return to true conservative values. In Katy, we see a political novice rocketed to media stardom after a sensational confrontation at a town hall meeting with her senator. A young stay-at-home mom turned Tea Party spokesperson, she is gifted a new identity, steeled by the voices of conservative media. For John, a retired former businessman and lifelong Republican, the America he knows is slipping away. Heading up a local Tea Party group is his last, best chance at stanching the changes he is witnessing all around him. More than a political treatise, Town Hall immerses the viewer in Katy and John’s world, painting a portrait of the fears of those who believe they will be left behind by a nation’s transition. Viewers of every political persuasion will be riveted and educated by Town Hall.

sierra pettengill is a Brooklyn-based producer and director. She is the producer

BIO of Cutie and the Boxer (Sundance 2013), the archival producer of Matt Wolf’s

Teenage (Tribeca 2013), as well as the associate producer of several award-winning PBS documentaries, and HBO’s Warton: 1860 - 2010, produced by James Gandolfini. Town Hall is her directorial debut. Jamila Wignot is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her 2008 film, Walt Whitman, was nominated for an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking. She also produced the fourth episode for WNET’s series The Supreme Court, which was a 2007 IDA Limited Series winner. Her most recent film, Triangle Fire, broadcast in 2011 and won a Peabody Award.

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Directed by Andy & Carolyn London

USA/2013/6 minutes

USA/2013/5:13 minutes Visit www.atangledtalefilm.com

Christmas Day

USA/2012/3:50 minutes

A burial on a frozen lake. Visit www.aceandson.com

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A hi-tech street fight is waged between an angry clown and an innocent street mime. Visit www.plymptoons.com

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Rocks in my pockets: linda

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Directed by Signe Baumane

Directed by Jonathan Campo

USA/2013/3 minutes

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EAST COAST PREMIERE

A funny film about depression that ponders why very smart people go crazy.

sidewalk

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Directed by Celia Bullwinkel

USA/2013/4:15 minutes

USA/2012/10 minutes Flower sniffing, carpet calisthenics and other restless leisure-time activities. Domestic life can be tough. Finally, the day breaks.

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the Duke

Directed by Kevin Eskew

pepe & lucas

Directed by Wim Bien and Mo Davoudian

USA/2013/3.50 minutes

Dumb Day

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

USA/2013/4 minutes

Directed by Bill Plympton

The Duke is about a sandwich – a chicken parmesan hero to be precise.

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Directed by Steven Subotnick

Drunker than a skunk Bill Plympton adapts a poem by Walt Curtis about a cowboy town that torments the local drunk.

Distinguished citizens are interviewed for the centennial anniversary of Grand Central Terminal.

lake

Directed by Richard O’Connor This film is a holiday gift to everyone who has experienced the conflicting sadness of the season.

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Directed by Corrie Francis Parks In this unusual romance, hand-tinted sand becomes a metaphor for two souls as they join and separate.

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A woman walks through life, but the real journey is deeper within as she confronts her changing body and learns to love herself.

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ed

Directed by Chris Landreth

Directed by Gabriel Garcia

Canada/2013/10 minutes

Brazil/2013/14 minutes

A friendly guy meets up with someone whose name completely escapes him.

Meet Ed and his extraordinary life. Fifty years of an unforgettable journey. What nobody knows is why Ed wants to end it.

Woman Who hates plants

Visit www.nfb.ca

Directed by Morgan Miller

feral

USA/2013/1 minute

Directed by Daniel Sousa

...but she likes cigarettes.

USA/2012/13 minutes A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization.

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Visit www.slushingbrooks.com Visit danielsousa.com/feral.html

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EAST COAST PREMIERE

Visit www.thecharlatanfilm.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Visit www.intheblindthemovie.com

Directed by John Mattiuzzi School of Visual Arts

USA/2012/31:49 minutes

In Urdu and English

the exit Room

Visit www.imdb.com/title/tt2086867

Turkey/2013/2:16 minutes A deadly game played by a family of four. Visit www.gucluaydogdu.com

NEW YORK PREMIERE

promised land

Directed by Joe Turner Lin

USA/2013/19:17 minutes Refugees from the future have found a way to return to the past.

USA, Tunisia/2013/15 minutes In Arabic with subtitles

Visit www.itvs.org/films/promised-land Visit www.windmillsandgiants.com

screening prior to... WORLD PREMIERE

Riding shotgun

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Jack Fessenden

USA/2013/5:25 minutes On a cold fall day, a beleaguered man goes into a rural pawn shop to purchase a firearm.

U.S. PREMIERE

Directed by Güclü Aydogdu

New York University

Directed by Daniel Serafini-Sauli

Visit hayden5.com/theexitroom

hunger

Directed by Zachary Kerschberg

on the house

Visit www.thecompositorfilm.com

USA/2012/10 minutes Imprisoned journalist Joseph Michaels faces a government execution during a future American Revolution.

Pakistan, USA/2012/ 17 minutes

Mahmoud, a petty clerk in a police station, must suddenly choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help.

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Todd Wiseman Jr.

Directed by Umar Riaz

late spring

Visit www.bigleapthemovie.com

A slave artist finds himself hopelessly fighting to escape the industrial grip of the Visual Effects Film Industry.

last Remarks

In 1947, on the eve of the creation of his new country Pakistan, Arastu Jan, an isolated native servant to a British colonialist, finds himself with ten minutes to record the confession of his brief lifetime.

A black comedy about moral dilemmas in a time of global financial crisis.

the Compositor

Directed by Davis Hall USA/2013/17:30 minutes A duck blind is a place of concealment, but for two estranged brothers who just lost their father, too much is revealed.

the big leap

Poland, Sweden/2013/ 13 minutes

USA/2013/13:20 minutes

In the blind

Mountain View Studios WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 4 • 5:15pm Sat Oct 5 • 8:45pm

Directed by Kristoffer Rus

Directed by Alexis Manya Spraic Sleight of hand… illusion… smoke and mirrors... Call it what you will, it’s all magic, just as long as you can get away with it.

DystopIa

shoRts

the Charlatan

ROSENDALE Theater Sat Oct 5 • 2:55pm Mountain View Studios WOODSTOCK Sun Oct 6 • 6:15pm

Visit www.via73films.com

USA / 2013 / 32:27 minutes Atticus and Max are just two ordinary teenagers who spend their days bickering over the little things, while all around them the big thing is closing in. Screens prior to Birth of the Living Dead

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WOODSTOCK Playhouse Sat Oct 5 • 11:45am Mountain View Studios Sun Oct 6 • 11:25am NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Jeremy Breslau

USA/2013/10:24 minutes A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Canada / 2012 / 12 minutes In French with subtitles Visit www.1982short.com

Directed by Frances Bodomo New York University

Visit www. boneshakerfilm.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Lena Beug

USA/2013/3:40 minutes

shoRts

A magical journey through a normal day turned upside down by the absence of adults.

the earth, the Way I left It

Visit www.moxiepictures.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Jeff Pinilla

USA/2013/17:28 minutes

A child coping with death in the family is visited by a stranger from the stars.

Relics

Directed by Jennie Allen

Visit www.facebook.com/earthfilmm

EAST COAST PREMIERE

A vacuum cleaner salesman must decide how far he will go to please his customers. Visit relicsfilm.com

Directed by Fabrice Bracq

Visit http://vbiron.com

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Australia/2012/ 13 minutes Thomas Howell gets more than he’s bargained for in a job interview at a prestigious law firm

Visit www.theinterviewer.com.au

night giant

Directed by Aaron Beckum

Canada, USA/2013/11 minutes A young man contacts a Giant Hunter to help him destroy his problem.

Visit www.aaronbeckum.com

penny Dreadful

Directed by Shane Atkinson Columbia University

USA/2013/17:45 minutes

spooners

Visit www.pennydreadful.net

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Bryan Horch

USA/2013/13:21 minutes

France/2012/4:38 minutes

Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping for a new bed.

A couple and their young child realize that sometimes in life we must go our separate ways.

We Could be your parents

Directed by Genevieve Clay-Smith and Robin Bryan

The story of a kidnapping gone horribly wrong.

USA/2013/14 minutes

time 2 split

Dédé, Carole and Steve each try to buy back their faults in a desperate yet mundane attempt to appease guilt.

the Interviewer

USA/2013/13 minutes

the early birds

horrible things (les choses horribles) Directed by Vincent Biron

boneshaker

An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to find a cure for its problem child.

Whoops

Mountain View Studios WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 4 • 9:45pm Sat Oct 5 • 6:35pm

Visit www.spoonersmovie.com Visit www.fabricebracq.com

Directed by Charlie Anderson

USA/2013/18 minutes Sue wants to have a baby, but first she needs her husband to quit smoking. Bob has been trying and failing for months now, so Sue gives him some added incentive: no sex until he successfully quits.

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Visit www.charlieandersonfilm.com

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sho R ts shoRts mUsIC vIDeos onlIne No tickets available. Videos are viewable online only

duck Sauce ItÕ s you

Mik & Gilles

RappinÕ for godot

Directed by Philip Andelman

USA / 2013 / 2:53 minutes

Directed by Stephen Blauweiss

USA / 2012 / 3:50 minutes Visit www.philipandelman.com

Foster McGinty

Curious pretenders

Elusive humorists Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine present the breakthrough play of Samuel Beckett, as it might be performed by a hapless pair of academic rappers.

Directed by Heidi Sjursen and Jeffrey Abell

State radio

USA / 2013 / 3:37 minutes

Directed by Michael Parks Randa

The new music video for the super talented Foster McGinty.

freckled mary

Visit www.ido-movies.com

France/2012/4:38 minutes

Janina Gavankar

A music video featuring the STATE RADIO song Freckled Mary.

Directed by Caitlin Pashalek

Steffy de Cicco and Adax

Waiting for godot

USA / 2013 / 4:39 minutes A high-art music video for Janina Gavankar’s single Waiting for Godot.

Visit www.janinagavankar.com

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Jarek Zabczynski

Italy, USA / 2013 / 4:34 What’s beautiful on the outside isn’t always the case.

Directed by Harry Teitelman and Daniel Garcia

Walter lukens

Visit www.jarek.com/bio.html

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Dear someone

USA / 2012 / 4:09 minutes

Directed by Tetsuo Kamata

Visit www.danielgarcia.tv/filter/Music-Video

Kyle Mcneill suzanne Directed by Pele Alexandria Kudren

Japan / 2013 / 3:38 minutes With amazing pixilation, the filmmaker follows a young man on a journey of introspection after a break up.

Visit www.tetsuokamata.blogspot.com

yeah yeah yeahs

USA / 2013 / 3:18 minutes A close look at the paralyzing effects of an ex-girlfriend who just straight effed you up.

Visit www.vimeo.com/colliewoods

Incredible

Killer Mike Reagan

A darkly animated accompaniment to the rapper’s tirade against political corruption and media debauchery.

Visit www.nycmediaarts.com/ Rappin-For-Godot.html

shoRts

Duck Sauce duo A-Trak and Armand Van Helden seem to have the magic touch as hair comes alive in all shapes and sizes.

sacriledge

Directed by Megaforce Visit www.pelekudren.com/director/

USA / 2013 / 4:03 minutes British actress-model Lily Cole portrays a woman who is condemned for having multiple lovers.

Max Schneider

nothing Without love Directed by Daniel Karp

Visit www.iconoclast.tv

USA / 2013 / 3:50 minutes The first single and video from Woodstock native, Max Schneider’s, upcoming album.

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Visit www.maxschneider.com/video/

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Directed by Keola Racela

Mountain View Studios WOODSTOCK Sat Oct 5 • 2:00pm Sun Oct 6 • 4:00pm

WORLD PREMIERE

Columbia University

In Italian with subtitles

Visit www.abovetheseafilm.com

USA/2013/25 minutes Drea, a 20-something woman living in Brooklyn, struggles to make progress in her own life while being the sole caregiver for her father, who has Alzheimer’s.

In English and Spanish

USA/2013/14:32 minutes

Visit www.sophialeang.com/films.html

WORLD PREMIERE

shoRts

Columbia University

USA/2013/17:20 minutes A frog, a seamstress and a factory king all collide in this tragic love story.

mobile homes

Directed by Vladimir de Fontenay

Visit www.madeinchinatownfilm.com

NEW YORK PREMIERE

USA, France/2012/13 minutes A young mother survives the day-to-day binds of human trafficking, while her son dreams of finding a permanent home.

Cloisters

Visit www.carethemovie.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Steve Durand

USA/2013/3:47 minutes A music video from Yasou Benedict. Expressions of inner turmoil caused by love lost come to life in the surreal dreamscape of this story.

keys. Wallet. phone.

Visit facebook.com/YassouBenedict

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Juliet Lashinsky-Revene Columbia University

USA/2012/11 minutes Visit www.vladimirdefontenay.com

A woman seeks peace over breakfast in a café. But peace is not to be found this morning

the River

mr. lamb

USA/2013/12:18 minutes

USA/2013/15 minutes

Directed by Sam Handel On a sweltering hot day, a very pregnant Maria (Lauren Ambrose), desperate for a cooling swim, encounters obstacles on her path to the river.

Visit www.facebook.com/PromioFilm

Directed by Brett Wagner

Directed by Sonia Malfa

Directed by Kevin Lau

Media information induces a father to avenge the rape of his daughter.

Care

Close your eyes

made In Chinatown

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Italy/2013/9:37 minutes

In Mandarin with subtitles

Thirteen-year-old Imani Cortes is a gifted photographer longing to experience her first kiss.

the biggest fear (la paura piu grande)

Mountain View Studios WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 4 • 3:00pm Sat Oct 5 • 4:15pm

Directed by Nicola di Vico

USA/2013/16:23 minutes A young woman is forced to take extraordinary risks to survive in the dangerous underworld of 1930s Shanghai when her life is threatened by a murderous policeman.

she too

Visit www.facebook.com/KeysWalletPhone

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Jean Pesce A dark comedy about a lonely waitress who is in love with her pen pal — the convicted murderer, Charles Lamb. Visit www.facebook.com/TheRivershort

Visit www.jeanpesce.com

Social Butterfly

Directed by Lauren Wolkstein

USA/2012/14 minutes A 30-year-old American woman attends a teenage party in the South of France. Some of the guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

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Visit www.socialbutterflyfilm.com

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aerodrome

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK Sat Oct 5 • 1:30pm WOODSTOCK Playhouse Sun Oct 6 • 11:30am WORLD PREMIERE

the beast and the angel USA/2012/19:46 minutes

USA/2013/18 minutes Set in upstate New York’s Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, this Visit www.aerodromethemovie.com visually stunning documentary paints an intimate portrait of a group of pilots who not only transcend the sterile world of modern aviation, but stay true to what pioneers held close to their hearts over 100 years ago. WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Wendy Johnson and Annie Nocenti

Peer into the transformed life of Wayne Kramer, famed guitarist and founder of the influential American band the MC5. He once lived a life of rock and roll. Now 14 years sober, Wayne’s belief in service as a healing principle takes shape both through his music and his charity, Jail Guitar Doors, which brings guitars into prisons for inmate rehabilitation.

poustinia

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Directed by Kristian Berg

USA/2013/27:20 minutes

USA,Pakistan/2013/15 minutes

Gendron Jensen is a man passionately devoted to his artistic calling. For more than Visit www.bramblefilms.com/poustinia forty years, the 73-year-old artist has obsessively, lovingly transformed found relics into wakeful images of uncommon beauty. His meticulously rendered, often monumental, graphite drawings invite the viewer to journey beyond ordinary context to a deeper, more spiritual realm.

Two American women document a falcon hunt in the desert of Pakistan. With an international cast – Qataris, Baloch, Lebanese, Egyptians.

eddie adams: saigon Ô 68

Directed by Douglas Sloan

USA/2012/17 minutes The little known and surprising back-story behind the most influential photo of the Vietnam War and how it transformed the lives of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and the man who pulled the trigger. The film also launches a broader inquiry into our perception and understanding of the visual image.

first name: Jogger, last name: John

Mountain View Studios WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 4 • 1:00pm Sat Oct 5 • 11:55am

Directed by Shira Piven

Directed by Devin Pickering Co-directed by James Foster

Disarming falcons

shoRt DoCs II

Where beasts Dwell

shoRts

shoRt DoCs I

Directed by David Kaplan

USA/2013/12 minutes Artist Kathy Ruttenberg lives and works in the country with her menagerie of animals.

Visit www.kaplanworks.com & www.kathyruttenberg.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Kaleigh Griffin SUNY New Paltz

USA/2013/15:24 minutes A short documentary about an extraordinary man and his symbiotic relationship with the town of Woodstock, NY.

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Visit www.kaleighgriffin.com

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Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 4 • 5:00pm WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Darian Henry and Imani Peterkin

Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA

USA/2012/ 8:53 minutes

USA/2013/7:35 minutes

A teen/parent/graffiti story Visit www.youthfx.org

Coronado High School, Henderson, NV

Directed by Kayleigh A. Myer, Brandon Sawhill-Aja and Jazmin Kay

Quicksand Visit www.woodstockdayschool.org

USA/2013/3:48 minutes

shoRts

A young man sets out on a whimsical journey to retrieve his feline friend.

Pine Crest School, Boca Raton, FL

train Visit www.rhinebeckcsd.org

Directed by Class from–– Woodlawn School, Mooresville, NC

Visit www.woodlawnschool.org

NEW YORK PREMIERE

La Salle High School, Pasadena, CA

Directed by Jack Warren Onteora High School

Visit www.pinecrest.edu

WORLD PREMIERE

USA/2013/1:50 minutes In a time different from our own, two teenagers, Sam and Sylvia, meet in the ruins of a forgotten train station. For the first time in both their lives they dance and discuss the troubles of their torn pasts.

Wynther

Visit www.http://www.onteora.k12.ny.us

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Kayleigh Myer Woodstock Day School

USA/2013/1:50 minutes

USA / 2013 / 12 minutes A teen that has walled himself off from being sentimental learns the value of human connections through required community service.

Directed by Lance Oppenheim An elderly gentleman attempts to retrieve forgotten memories while battling the progression and regression of the cycles of life.

Rhinebeck High School

Directed by Stephen Boyer

Visit www.rockcomedyfilm.com

USA/2013/ 4:48 minutes

Directed by David Britton

opus

WORLD PREMIERE

A story about an average kid who dreams about having a rock band with raving fans.

madeshwara

USA/2013/3:08 minutes A narrative short created in order to dispel the myths and eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health.

Visit www.benkadie.com

USA/2013/4 minutes

Woodstock Day School

mental health psa

pretty good problems-

Directed by Hunter Hopewell

lok

USA /2013/1 minutes A lust for life is corrupted by greed and passion swept with psychedelic imagery.

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Ben Kadie

Youth FX, Albany There is more to this boxing gym than what you see inside the ring.

the painted girl

Visit www.lasallehs.org

In an experimental film centered around exuding an internal vibe wrapped around vivid understanding of the unconscious self, Wynther utilizes light to cultivate an essence within the viewers mind and perception of imagery.

Visit www.woodstockdayschool.org

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Onteora High School • Fri Oct 4 • 8:00am - 2:00pm Each year over 150 students from schools throughout the region gather at Onteora High School in Boiceville for Career Day, where students meet with A-list film industry professionals in small groups, ask questions and learn about careers in film and new media.

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In addition to conversations with leading authorities on filmmaking, students are also treated to a film screening, which is followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.

photopgraphy: David Rosenberg

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panels paUl RUDD TalK anD Q&a This special talk featuring Paul Rudd will discuss the charismatic actors extensive work in the film and television industry as well as his unique comedic style and the running gags that have made him a household name on top of his Hollywood success.

Moderator Joe Donahue

Joe Donahue Vice President, News and Programming - WAMC

Kleinert/James Center Wed Oct 2 • 4:00pm Paul Rudd began his career as an actor in the 1995 film Clueless alongside actress Alicia Silverstone and directed by WFF alumni, Amy Heckerling. Rudd is best known for his roles in films I Love You Man, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Role Models, Our Idiot Brother, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and This Is 40. He is currently starring in David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche and will next star in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on December 20, 2013.

KeYnOTe speeCH BY slaVa RUBIn HOW TO CROWDFUnD YOUR pROJeCT

A crash course in crowdfunding, from it origins to its application. Learn how crowdfunding works, including case studies showing how filmmakers and other creatives can avoid the hassle of maxing out credit cards trying to get bank loans and studio help, how crowdfunding can get press and promotion for your project before it launches, and how to engage viewers by offering perks to build relationships with fans and make them feel part of the project.

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Find out how Bought the Movie film makers used Indiegogo to raise more than $150,000 to fund their documentary Bought, the hidden story behind vaccines, big pharma and food; how Pure Pwnage, a popular web TV series was able to not only raise funds for the movie, but also get fans of the TV series excited about the film; how the We Animals book raised more than $50,000 on Indiegogo and before publication generated consumer interest with 680 contributions; how Angry Video Game Nerd solicited people to be in the end credits for their contributions of $200; and how We Make Stuff, a book showcasing one hundred artists and innovators exploring the collision of faith and creativity, invited $1,000 contributors to include their logo in the back of the book.

Case sTUDY: esCape FROm TOmORROW

Many people thought the film would never be shown to audiences due to the legal issues involved and the negative depiction of the parks. Engage with the team behind PDA - Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way - as they take you step by step through the exploration of the Fair Use Doctrine and into a national, multi-platform release.

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Slava Rubin is the CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, a company dedicated to revolutionizing the way that people fund projects that matter to them, and has led the organization to becoming the largest crowdfunding platform in the world. Slava represented the crowdfunding industry at the White House during the signing of the JOBS Act and has played a crucial role working with the White House and the SEC to finalize the rules and regulations for equity crowdfunding.

Kleinert/James Center , Sat Oct 4 • 10:00am Panelists:

A candid discussion of one of this year’s most controversial films, exploring its highly unusual provenance as well its unique marketing and distribution approaches. Escape from Tomorrow was filmed on location at Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from the Walt Disney Company, which owns and operates both parks. Since Disney has a reputation for being fiercely protective of its intellectual property, filmmaker Randy Moore employed guerrilla techniques to avoid attracting attention, such as keeping scripts on iPhones and shooting on handheld video cameras similar to those used by park visitors. Moore was so determined to keep the project a secret from Disney that he edited it in South Korea.

Kleinert/James Center Wed Oct 2 • 6:00pm

John Sloss

Richard Abramowitz

John Sloss is a founding member of Cinetic Media, as well as the managing partner of Sloss Law Office, LLP. Sloss has also acted as executive producer for over 35 feature films, including The Fog of War (2004 Academy Award®-winner, Documentary Feature), Pieces of April and Far From Heaven. Sloss serves as a partner in InDigEnt, a low budget production company for high-level filmmaking talent, and recently founded the digital sales initiative Cinetic Rights Management, which launched its branded VOD channel, Cinetic FilmBuff in 2009. Richard Abramowitz is at the forefront of innovation in the world of distribution and marketing of independent films. His company, Abramorama, is an industry leader in the personalized, focused form of film marketing/distribution that bypasses traditional film studios and their methodology, providing invaluable distribution alternatives to current content makers and owners. His releases in the past few years have included Exit Through the Gift Shop, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Senna, Pearl Jam Twenty and The Way.

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tell me somethIng: advice from Documentary filmmakers

Kleinert/James Center Saturday Oct 5 • Noon

Joe Berlinger

Judith Helfland

Ron Mann

Liz Garbus

Panelists: Joe Berlinger, is an Academy Award®nominated and two-time Emmy and Peabody winner Joe has been a leading voice in nonfiction film and television for two decades. Films include the landmark documentaries Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, a film that re-defined the rockumentary genre. His Amazon oil pollution exposé, Crude, recently triggered a high-profile First Amendment battle with Chevron. His Emmy-winning Paradise Lost Trilogy for HBO spawned a worldwide movement to free The West Memphis Three from wrongful murder convictions, resulting in the three men walking out of prison in 2011 after 18 years of wrongful incarceration. Judith Helfland is known for her ability to take the dark worlds of chemical exposure, heedless corporate behavior and environmental injustice and make them personal, highly-charged and entertaining. Her crowd-pleasing toxic comedies Blue Vinyl (co-directed with Daniel B. Gold) and its Peabody Award-winning prequel A Healthy Baby Girl, both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, with national broadcasts on PBS (POV), HBO and Sundance Channel. In 2007, she received a United States Artist Fellowship, one of 50 awarded annually to ‘America’s finest living artists.’ Most recently, she was awarded a

Barbara Kopple

Moderator Jessica Edwards has a broad background in the film industry as a director, producer and publicist. Her award-winning short documentary, Seltzer Works, screened at festivals around the world and aired on the PBS series POV in 2010. Her subsequent films, Tugs and The Landfill, have screened at numerous festivals, including Sundance and SXSW. She is the editor of Tell Me Something, a book of advice from documentary filmmakers.

MacArthur grant for Cooked, her current film-in-progess about extreme heat and the politics of disaster. As much a teacher and field-builder as an independent filmmaker, she is the proud co-founder of both Working Films and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Ron Mann’s latest documentary is Altman, a feature documentary about the American iconoclastic film director Robert Altman, expected to be completed Spring 2014. Liz Garbus is one of the most celebrated American documentary filmmakers working today. Co-founder and co-president of Moxie Firecracker Films, Garbus’ films have won awards worldwide, including multiple Academy Award® nominations and Emmy Award wins. Garbus’ latest film, Love, Marilyn, featuring the never-before-seen writings of Marilyn Monroe, internationally opened as a Gala Premiere at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and aired on HBO summer of 2013. Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award®- winning filmmaker. A director of documentaries, as well as narrative TV and film, her most recent project is the documentary Running from Crazy, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Her other films include Harlan County USA, American Dream, The House of Steinbrenner, Woodstock: Now and Then, Shut Up and Sing, and many more.

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What can you learn from the world’s best documentary filmmakers? In the new book Tell Me Something, editor Jessica Edwards has compiled over 50 filmmakers who contribute funny, insightful and inspiring advice on life, relationships and filmmaking. Several filmmakers in the book join Edwards to talk about giving and getting advice and bestow some of the wisdom gathered in the book.

Kleinert/James Center Saturday Oct 5 • 2:00pm

Some of the most rewarding elements in the collaborative art of filmmaking are the continuous relationships spawned between like-spirited artists. This is particularly apparent in the relationship between a director and film composer. How they work together and what makes this dynamic sustain and flourish will be explored in a lively discussion with this year’s recipient of the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award, director Mira Nair, and Academy Award® -winning composer Mychael Danna. Some of the films they worked together on include Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair. Doreen Ringer Ross, VP Film/TV Relations at BMI will moderate.

SPOnSOrEd By

Moderator: Doreen Ringer-Ross is Vice President of Film and TV Relations at BMI. She has worked in the music industry for over two decades and currently specializes in outreach to the film and music communities.

PAnEliSTS: Mira Nair is the rare, prolific filmmaker who moves fluidly between Hollywood and independent cinema. After several years making documentary films, Nair made a stunning entry on the world stage with her first feature, Salaam Bombay!, the first Indian film to win the Camera D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, Nair was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India’s distinguished honour for work in the arts. Her Mira Nair most recent film is The Reluctant Fundamentalist, based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid. She is currently in production of the stage musical of her film Monsoon Wedding, due to open on Broadway in 2014.

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Mychael Danna is an Academy Award®-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturallyinspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, as well as many award-winning scores for his longtime collaborator, Atom Egoyan, including Exotica, Felicia’s Journey, Mychael Danna Ararat and The Sweet Hereafter. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as Moneyball, Capote, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Monsoon Wedding, Shattered Glass, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Surf’s Up, Water, Antwone Fisher, Being Julia and Girl, Interrupted.

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Kleinert/James Center Saturday Oct 5 • 4:00pm

One on one conversation with one of America’s foremost directors, writers, actors, producers and film scholars. PETEr BOGdAnOViCH American director, writer, actor, producer, film historian and former film critic, Bogdanovich was part of the wave of "New Hollywood" directors, which included William Friedkin, Brian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Michael Cimino and Francis Ford Coppola. His most critically acclaimed film is The Last Picture Show (1971). He currently discusses past films and their filmmakers online at Blogdanovich.com. After spending most of his teens studying acting with the legendary Stella Adler and working as an actor in live TV and various theaters around the country, including the New York and the American Shakespeare Festivals, Bogdanovich, at age 20, began directing plays Off-Broadway and in NY summer theater. He also wrote a series of three monographs for the Museum of Modern Art on Orson Welles, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, the first such retrospective studies of these directors in America. Other writings include a classic series of feature articles and profiles for Esquire, doing the ground-breaking Humphrey Bogart tribute, as well as definitive pieces on James Stewart, Jerry Lewis and John Ford, among others.

Hosted by: Annie Nocenti is a journalist, writer and filmmaker. Her current short doc, Annie Nocenti Disarming Falcons, is premiering at WFF 2013. Her feature script Taking Chances was produced in 2009. She teaches filmmaking in Finmark, Norway and at the Cine Institute in Haiti. She received the Humanitarian Award from the Tulsa International Film Festival for her work in Haiti. She was the editor of Scenario, a screenwriting magazine, and her journalism has appeared in Details, Utne, HEEB, Stop Smiling, PRINT, Filmmaker, and more.

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aCtoRs DIalogUe

Kleinert/James Center Sunday Oct 6• 10:00am

Join some of today’s most engaging actors as they chat about their work and their lives.

ACTOrS:

Moderator: Whether she’s one-onone in an intimate talk, or leading a discussion with a variety of actors, Martha Frankel’s entertaining panels are one of the festival’s highlights. For more, visit www.marthafrankel.com

photos: Dion Agust

Andy Garcia was nominated for both the Academy Award® and Golden Globe for his searing performance in Godfather III. Other memorable roles include The Untouchables, When a Man Loves a Woman, Internal Affairs, Ocean’s 11, 12, 13, and City Island, which he also produced. He also directed, produced and scored The Lost City. Most recently, Garcia produced and co-stars with Vera Farmiga in At Middleton, which is playing at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival.

Stephen Dorff is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, known for his consistently powerful performances in films such as Somewhere, Public Enemies, The Power of One, Backbeat, I Shot Andy Warhol, Blade, Felon, Shadowboxer, World Trade Center, Cold Creek Manor, Entropy, Black Water Transit, Immortals and Brake, among others.

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Now that our TVs are connecting to the Internet, Web TV programming is becoming commonplace and TV studios are devoting more resources than ever to creating original online shows. Independent content creators have more opportunities than ever to get in the game, and traditional filmmakers are also making the switch to online, hoping for greater creative freedom. This panel discusses how original online content creators can reach large audiences without the built-in audience that comes with traditional TV distribution?

MOdErATOr: Kevin McDonough is a nationally syndicated columnist and television critic. His column “Tune in Tonight” appears in 60 newspapers nationwide. In addition to his column, McDonough’s articles have appeared in Newsday, Huffington Post and the New York Times.

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Adam Goldman is the Brooklyn-based writer and director of The Outs, Papermag’s ˝best web series ever,˝ hailed by Interview magazine as ˝the most accurate and essentially human portrayal of young gay men today.˝ He has just wrapped production on his next project, Whatever This Is, which raised Adam Goldman Rob Michael Hugel Steve Menkin Chase Pierson $170,000 on Kickstarter and is available at whateverthisis.com. Steve Menkin is the president of Deliver Your Audience.com, a digital marketing company and data aggregator that reaches film and enterRob Michael Hugel is a writer, director, actor, and comedian in Brooklyn tainment consumers nationwide through multi-channel digital marketNY. In 2010, Rob was director, editor, and co-writer of the web series ing campaigns. Menkin’s career spans three decades at the forefront of Broad City. In 2011 Rob created the web series I Hate Being Single, independent film. He has produced 17 feature films and distributed and which premiered at NYTVF winning the Audience Choice Award. The first marketed well over 150 films across all digital and traditional platforms. season of I Hate Being Single was mentioned in USAToday's Best Web Series of 2012, Complex's Best 50 Web Series Right Now, and many more. He Chase Pierson has been working in the broadcast industry for 13 years can be seen on the sketch team Onassis performing at Upright Citizens as a technology and distribution consultant. Currently he is the VP of Brigade Theatre and comedy festivals around the U.S. Content and Distribution for a company that has quietly become one of the biggest players in the digital revolution in Hollywood, BiteSizeTV.

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Moderator: For many filmmakers, a short film can serve as a calling card to the film industry that demonstrates creative and technical abilities. In many respects, due to their lack of potential profit, shorts are driven by a purity that feature films can rarely afford. This panel features several filmmakers whose short films success have given them a chance to move into the realm of feature filmmaking. Find out how they made the transition and how the art of filmmaking is affected when success relies on finding distribution and a return on investment.

Lydia Dean Pilcher is founder of Cine Mosaic and a producer of over 30 features, most recently The Reluctant Fundamentalist, starring Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber; and Cutie & The Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinzerling. Nominated for five Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, including You Don’t Know Jack, (dir: Barry Levinson) Lydia Dean Pilcher starring Al Pacino, Pilcher’s producer credits include The Darjeeling Limited, (dir: Wes Anderson); and a long-standing collaboration of ten movies with director Mira Nair.

Panelists: Shawn Christensen graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design. After graduating, he formed indie rock band Stellastarr* and, while on tour, wrote and sold many screenplays, including Sidney Hall (Scott Free Productions) and Karma Coalition (Warner Bros.). His latest short film, Curfew, has won over 40 awards in film festivals around the world, including the Diane Seligman Award for Best Short at the 2012 Woodstock Film Festival and Best Live Action Short Film at the 2013 Academy Awards®. Alexis Manya Spraic is an award-winning documentary and narrative filmmaker based in Los Angeles and New York. Rob Meyer is an NYU graduate whose short film, Aquarium, won awards at festivals around the world, including the Diane Sleigman Award for Best Student Short at the 2007 Woodstock Film Festival. Rob was

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previously an associate producer at PBS’s NOVA, HBO Documentary Films and National Geographic. Based in New York City, Meyer directs commercials and has several projects in development with his writing partner, Luke Matheny, who won the Diane Sleigman Award for Best Student Short at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival before going on to win the 2011 Oscar for best live action short.

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Woodstock Playhouse pre-screening reception starts at 7pm

Jazz tenor saxophonist JD Allen, born in Detroit in 1972, has spent most of his career in New York City, where he has played with Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Gerald Cleaver, Me’shell Ndegeocello, Dave Douglas and Nigel Kennedy, among others.

Allen’s debut album, In Search Of J.D. Allen, was awarded the Best New Artist award in Italy in 1999. His next release, Pharoah’s Children, was named one of Jazziz Magazine’s Critics Pics Top 10 Albums of the Year. The Victory! album, released in 2011, received a four star rating in Down Beat and was ranked as the third best jazz album of 2011 by NPR. It also won DownBeat’s 2011 Rising Star Award.

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Local rising superstar Connor Kennedy spent his childhood years collecting classic movie monster memorabilia and working as a stand-in for a CBS soap opera, before falling in love with music and taking up the guitar in the third-grade. In his early teens, Connor rose to prominence performing throughout the northeast with Hudson Valley and world-renowned talent. Recently, he shifted his Connor kennedy focus to songwriting and his debut record Nothing Lasts: Nothing’s Over—a collection of songs that encompass many genres, but create something new entirely—was released on June 29, 2013 at a CD Release Party at Levon Helm Studios.

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host h ost toWns to W ns WooDstoCk aRea Just 90 miles from New York City, Woodstock is a center for the arts, culture and alternative lifestyles, with eclectic shopping and great restaurants. The town—known for its writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, and other creative folk—first gained notoriety in the early 1900s when residents were greeted by the arrival of freethinking bohemians and city dwellers. The Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, founded at the turn of the century by artisan philosophers to create a Utopian society based on arts and crafts, continues as an active artists’ colony with a year-round presence. 105 Mill Hill Road Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.6900 www.woodstockplayhouse.org

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Rosendale cement was used for the foundations of both the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. Filled with vibrant characters and activists, it’s a tolerant town with a homey feel and a young edge. Bill’s Garden Store doubles as a barber shop. The Rosendale Street Fest hosts over sixty bands annually. At its heart is a grand old theatre, one of the few single-screen theatres in the Hudson Valley. The Rosendale Theatre Collective is dedicated to preserving the historic theater and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts and educational programming.

Saugerties, in Ulster County, is nestled in the Hudson Valley, bordering the Hudson River to the east, and offering views of the Catskill Mountains to the west. The quaint town offers a blend of history, cultural events, arts and has a historic business district with great shops and boutiques. Just 10 miles from Woodstock, Saugerties hosted the Woodstock ‘94 music festival, held on the 25th anniversary of the original festival. One of the town’s biggest yearly attractions is the HITS ‘Horseshows In the Sun’ horseback-riding competition. It occupies 200 acres of land and has a 10 ring, Olympic-status show facility in central Saugerties.

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HUDSON VALLEY “YOUR FILM TITLE HERE”

Cold in July • HITS • True Story • Late Phases • Katie Fforde Films • Mi America • About Alex • Simian • The Fly Room • Jamie Marks is Dead • Why Now? • We Are What We Are Contact Us If You Need • The Sisterhood of the Incredible Locations Night • The Green Blade Equipment Rises • Dovid Meyer • Professional Crews Doomsdays • Bottled Up Studio Space • The Last Keepers • The Talent Contest • Deep Powder And Much Much More! • Francine • Peace, Love & Misunderstanding • Higher Ground • Second Thyme Around • The Brass Teapot • In Our Nature • Rhymes With Banana • Another Kind • First Winter • The Last Keepers • Rocksteady • Bitter Feast • Stake Land • Whisper Me a Lullaby • Meskada • Handsome Harry • Taking Woodstock • American If You Are Shooting A Gangster • Michael Clayton Feature Film • Short Film • • Splinterheads • Against Tv Show • Ad • Photo Shoot the Current • The Human • Industrial Footprint • The Cake Eaters We Can Help! • Racing Daylight • The Night Listener • Stephanie Daley • War of the Worlds • Down to the Bone • Personal Velocity , and many more...

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HELP KEEP OUR D R  E A M A REALITY

The Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission are the proud owners of 13 Rock City Rd. ur support! yo ed ne e w g, in ow gr ep ke To

What the FILM CENTER means for WFF, HVFC & YOU  Space for casting calls and office space

for local film productions  Encourage economic growth in our community

YES! $25 contribution

 A revitalized space for conferences,

classes and workshops  WFF operations, communications center and tech headquarters

 Centrally located WFF and HVFC

administrative office  Generous benefits for contributors

I’d like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Woodstock Film Festival & Hudson Valley Film Commission CAPITAL CAMPAIGN $250 contribution

$1,000 contribution

$2,5000 contribution

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Please bill my Visa MC AmEx Card # _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Ex. Date: _ _ / _ _ I have enclosed a check made out to Woodstock Film Festival (or Hudson Valley Film Commission)

Name: _ ________________________________________ Address: _ ______________________________________________________________________ Telephone_ _______________________________________ Email: _ ______________________________________________________________________

Please know EVERY DOLLAR is appreciated and gets us closer to our dream. Please return to: Woodstock Film Festival, PO Box 1406, Woodstock, NY 12498. To view additional details or to contribute online, visit: woodstockfilmfestival.com/cart/capitalcampaign.php


SouvenirS 2013 Limited Edition T-Shirts $18.52

WFF Cups

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$15

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Available at 11-13 Rock City Road • Woodstock, NY • phone# 845-810-0131

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Also available at Lovebird Studios • 430c Main Street, Rosendale, NY • phone 845-594-8033 and The Golden notebook & Pleasures in Woodstock

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tICket I nfoRmatIon pRICes  Tickets range in price from $5-$75. PLEASE NOTE: Online and phone orders will be charged a $7.95 shipping & handling fee.

Walk-Up Orders

 Student and senior discounts are available with ID at the Box Office.

 The Rosendale Theatre and Upstate Films Rhinebeck may have a select number of tickets available for pre-sale. Please contact them directly.

 There are NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES on tickets without exception.  The best way to order tickets and to see updated schedules, film descriptions and other festival information is online at www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

 Tickets for all venues will be available for purchase at the BOX OFFICE a few days prior to online sales.

pURChasIng & pICkIng Up tICkets

Telephone Orders

Internet Orders www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

 The BOX OFFICE is manned by dedicated VOLUNTEERS who are simultaneously filling out Internet and walkup sales. The phones can get very chaotic and they tend to be busy. If you are calling for tickets, please leave a message on our machine and someone will get back to you.

 PLEASE NOTE: Tickets ordered online or phone between September 12-28, WILL BE SHIPPED by USPS mail to the mailing address provided when ordering.

(Across from the Chamber of Commerce booth) phone 845.810.0131

 The last day for telephone orders is September 28th.

Box Office Hours September 12-29

Day of Event  Tickets are available at the BOX OFFICE until four hours prior to the event. All unsold tickets are then available on the STANDBY line at the screening venue on a CASH ONLY basis.

Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

September 30 to October 5 9am-7pm

October 6 9am-6pm

fUll festIval passes  Full Festival Passes offer the ultimate Woodstock Film Festival experience. A limited number of these passes are offered.  Full Festival Passes include guaranteed admission for the passholder to all screenings and panels, with priority seating up until 15 minutes prior to the event, entry to all parties, plus souvenirs including a commemorative T-shirt, cap and poster.

 Full Festival Passes are nontransferable and include a picture ID.

Please note that all events are subject to change. Check the website to:  Confirm venues and times  Find out what is SOLD OUT  Read updated information about screenings, events and panels

 Passes must be picked up at Festival Registration at the Colony Cafe. Badge pick-up instructions will be sent after purchase.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

 Full Festival Passes entitle entry to the Filmmakers’ Lounge.  Full Festival Passes are $750 and can be purchased online or at the BOX OFFICE.

ImpoRtant DetaIls  Ticket holders MUST arrive 15 minutes prior to screenings or panels to guarantee seating. Empty seats will be sold to those in the standby queue.

 NOTE: Tickets ordered online or by phone after September 28 must be picked up at the BOX OFFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. These tickets will NOT be sent to the venue.

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 A STANDBY line will form for all shows that have tickets available. Five minutes prior to show time, available tickets will be sold on a CASH ONLY basis. Standby queues form no earlier than one hour prior to any event.

 PLEASE leave plenty of time to pick up pre-ordered tickets at the BOX OFFICE or order online by September 28 to receive your tickets by mail.  When planning your festival schedule, please bear in mind that the driving distances from Woodstock to Rosendale and Rhinebeck are 35 minutes; Woodstock to Saugerties is 25 minutes.

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tICket InfoRmatIon

 All online and telephone orders placed after September 28 must be picked up at the BOX OFFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock.

Box Office Location 13 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY 12498


SChEdulE S C h E dul E AT A GlANCE G l ANCE Wed 10/2

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

4:00 6:00

Paul Rudd Talk and Q&A Keynote Event: How to Crowdfun Your Project on IndieGogo with Slavin Rubin

WOODSTOCK Playhouse 8:00 Sonny Rollins: Beyond the Notes followed by tribute

performance to Sonny Rollins by JD Allen Trio

Thur 10/03

Bearsville Theater

2:30 5:00 7:15 9:45

God Loves Uganda It Felt Like Love Running From Crazy Secret Screening

1:15 3:30 6:30 9:15

State of Control The Cold Lands Concussion Brave Miss World

1:20 4:00 6:45 9:30

To Be Forever Wild Ummah Broadway Idiot Broadway Idiot

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

Bearsville Theater

12:00 2:30 5:00 7:00 9:15

Barzan American Commune Teen Screening Orenthal: The Musical Lost on Purpose

Bearsville Theater

11:30 1:45 4:00 7:15 9:40

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK 1:00 3:00 5:15 7:30 9:45

Short Docs II Shorts: She Too Shorts: Dystopia Shorts: Animated Shorts: Whoops

10:00 Case Study: Escape From Tomorrow 12:00 Tell Me Something 2:00 Music in Film 4:00 Talk with Peter Bogdanovich

Mountain View Studio

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

WOODSTOCK 11:30 American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs 11:55 Short Docs II 2:00 Shorts: She Won 2:00 Town Hall 4:15 Shorts: She Too 4:15 Winter in the Blood 6:35 Shorts: Whoops 7:00 Breastmilk 8:45 Shorts: Dystopia 9:30 The Retrieval 12:00 2:15 4:30 7:00 9:30

Medora Bastards of Young Blind Pass Face of Love Doomsdays

WOODSTOCK Playhouse 11:45 1:45 4:10 6:45 9:35

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I 7:00 Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

7:00 The Great Chicken Wing Hunt 11:45 2:00 9:20 Here Comes the Night 4:15 ROSENDALE Theatre 7:00 1:00 God Loves Uganda 9:30 3:30 Purgatorio 6:30 Kilimanjaro 1:15 9:00 Birth of the Living Dead 3:45 Upstate Films RHINEBECK I 7:00 1:00 I Am a Visitor in Your World 9:15 3:30 State of Control 6:00 The Forgotten Kingdom 12:40 8:30 Go For Sisters 2:55 Upstate Films RHINEBECK II 5:00 1:15 The Longest Game 7:30 3:45 American Jesus 9:45 6:30 The Truth About Emanuel 9:00 Sick Birds Die Easy 1:30 Skytop Steakhouse KINGSTON 4:00 10:00 Filmmakers Party with 6:45 Connor Kennedy and Friends 9:20

Shorts: Family Cold Turkey At Middleton Man of Tai Chi Birth of the Living Dead

Sun 10/06

Bearsville Theater

12:00 2:15 4:45 7:15

The Longest Game Purgatorio Under the Same Sun Here Comes the Night

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS 10:00 Actor’s Dialog 12:00 Making Television for the Internet 2:00 Turning Your Short Into a Feature

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK 11:25 1:45 4:00 6:15

Shorts: Family Shorts: Animated Shorts: She Won Shorts: Conversations

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK 12:00 The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne 2:30 I Am a Visitor in Your World 4:45 American Jesus 7:00 The Manor

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

11:30 Short Docs I 1:30 The Forgotten Kingdom Upstate Films WOODSTOCK 4:00 A Birder’s Guide to Magical Universe Everything The Great Chicken Wing Hunt 6:30 Ass Backwards Hank: Five Years from the Brink 9:30 We Are What We Are The Motel Life Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES The Truth About Emanuel 1:00 American Commune Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES 4:00 Lost on Purpose Under the Same Sun 6:45 Brave Miss World Town Hall ROSENDALE Theatre To Be Forever Wild 12:00 Magical Universe Face of Love 2:30 Man of Tai Chi ROSENDALE Theatre 5:15 Winter in the Blood Medora Upstate Films RHINEBECK I Shorts: Conversations 12:15 At Middleton Orenthal: The Musical 3:00 The Motel Life A Birder’s Guide to Everything 5:30 Cold Turkey DNA

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I Short Docs I The Retrieval The Cold Lands Running From Crazy

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II 12:45 Blind Pass 3:15 Barzan 5:45 Ummah

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

Photo: Jacob Hutchings

SChEdulE

ROSENDALE Theatre

Four Days in Chicago Magic Men Kilimanjaro Sick Birds Die Easy Escape from Tomorrow

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES

7:00 Doomsdays

2013 AWARdS GAlA

Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston Saturday Oct 5, 2013 Cocktail party starts at 7pm • Awards start at 9pm For up-to-date info, visit woodstockfilmfestival.com

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Sat 10/05

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

7:15 Bastards of Young

Fri 10/04

1:45 4:45 7:00 9:30

American Revolutionary The Manor It Felt Like Love The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne

Backstage Studio Productions 7:00 Maverick Awards Gala

Keegan Ales 11:30 Music of Rocky Horror -doors open

Please. note that all events are subject to change. Check woodstockfilmfestival.com to confirm venues and times

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2013 Woodstock FIlm Festival Commemorative Program

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