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INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO THE 18TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Meira Blaustein and David Linde

Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga

As I think of the number 18 — when a child becomes an adult (and can vote); when, in Judaism, 18 means life — and realize that this is how many years the Woodstock Film Festival has been in existence, I can’t help but feel a bit amazed, and a bit dazed. When the festival first began, driven by the genuine love for the art of film, the support of independent filmmakers, and the familiar pull of the creative and engaged community that it served, who would have thought it would turn into a hub where so many talented, creative voices from throughout the world would gather year after year, inspiring each other and countless more around them. I did not see that far into the future, yet here we are. Eighteen years old! Mature enough to truly declare our independence; mature enough to take our place in the world. 2017 has brought a new awareness to this country and has been a wake-up call to many that we can and must all have a voice in our destiny. As we reach the fall and enter the 18th year of the Woodstock Film Festival, I pause to reflect upon the years that have gone by, the changes in our world and the distance we as people and as filmmakers have traveled during that time. In that frame of mind, the Woodstock Film Festival welcomes everyone to the place where ideas are born and nurtured, and where the visions of innovative thinkers, artists and explorers abound. As the festival begins, please join me in welcoming the hundreds of filmmakers and artists who have traveled here from near and far for five magical days of cinematic celebration. Join me also in welcoming the thousands of audience members who make it possible for the independent film industry to thrive and shine a light on our world.

Barbara Kopple and Lifetime Achievement honoree Leon Gast

Steve Buscemi signs in at WFF

Daniel Day-Lewis and Rebecca Miller

I invite you all to come to the movies, panels and parties, visit the local galleries, shops, restaurants, artists’ studios and recording studios, enjoy the creeks and lakes, mountains and fields. Get inspired and uplifted. Get enraged and compassionate. Get motivated to take charge of your world — or simply sit back and enjoy a few hours of Woodstock energy. We encourage you to be adventurous and attend an eclectic mix of films. Experience the feature narratives, such as the quietly moving The Light of the Moon or The Strange Ones; the provocative Infinity Baby or The Sounding; the challenging Light of the Moon and Holden On. See some feature documentaries, like the eyeopening Against All Odds:The Fight for a Black Middle Class or Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution; the poignant and inspiring Roll With Me and My Name is Pedro; the deeply human, including 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide and To the Edge of the Sky. Get a dose of politics with Nat Bates for Mayor and The Organizer. Enjoy the outlandish, as in Crash Pad and The Time Trap, or a bit of nostalgia, as in The Ballad of Lefty Brown or The Song of Sway Lake. Check out the shorts programs, with innovative films such as the empowering Knife Skills, the literary The Foster Portfolio, the atmospheric All Against the Sea or the inspiring Ram Dass, Going Home. As you delve into the wide-ranging selection, you will witness the exciting talent of directors, screenwriters and actors who are not afraid to reach for the undiscovered and challenge the norms. And you will have a chance to interact with many of them, which is part of what makes going to a film festival special. The outstanding array of films is complemented by first-rate panels and special talks: intimate chats with our Maverick Award honoree Susan Sarandon; Shep Gordon, honorary Trailblazer Award recipient; Bill Pullman, Excellence in Acting Award, and the hugely talented and accomplished director Rebecca Miller. Meet the musical talent that is responsible for the poignant A Symphony of Hope. Become informed as top-notch documentarians speak about America today. Learn from some of today’s most sought after producers about what it is to produce an indie film.

Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky, Meira Blaustein and Jennifer Connelly

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INTRODUCTION

And no Woodstock Film Festival would be complete without music. This year, we open the festival with an operatic short and live opera performance, followed by Stuck, a “musical for modern times,” and a performance by Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Young and Gerard Canonico. Music also features largely in several other films, including Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, Becks and 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Band.

Alec Baldwin at 2016 Woodstock FIim Festival

We are thrilled to bring you all of this and so much more, not only in the colony of the arts of Woodstock, but also in the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston, and Saugerties. This is a region-wide celebration and event. Before I sign off and wish you all a happy festival, I want to thank the countless individuals, organizations and companies who support us and make this festival happen. The hundreds of volunteers, our board of directors and our advisory board, the filmmaking community, as well as the local towns, businesses, individuals and communities, our filmmakers’ hosts, our sponsors and individual contributors and, of course, our staff. There would not be a Woodstock Film Festival without ALL of you. Thank you!

Atom Egoyan and Guy Maddin

Welcome to the 2017 Woodstock Film Festival everyone. See you at the movies. Meira Blaustein Co-Founder / Executive Director

IN MEMORIAM

Jim and Lauri Andretta with Karen Allen and Michael Cristofer

JONATHAN DEMME: Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme was among the brightest of lights in American cinema, often alternating from fiction (Beloved) to documentary (Jimmy Carter Man From Plains), and from comedic and colorful (Something Wild) to challenging and dramatic (Silence Of The Lambs) . A generous and passionate, brilliant and inspiring man, Jonathan was an important part of the Woodstock Film Festival’s community. He attended the Woodstock Film Festival a number of times, speaking on panels and at Q&As after screenings. In 2012, the festival honored Jonathan with the Maverick Award, presented to him by his long time friend and colleague, film producer Peter Saraf. In 2000, at the inaugural Woodstock Film Festival, Saraf had helped organize a screening of one of Jonathan’s seminal films, Stop Making Sense, with all the seats removed so the audience could dance. The festival also showed Jonathan’s documentary The Agronomist twice, to standing ovations: once at the festival in Woodstock and once in NYC, where the festival’s executive director Meira Blaustein hosted the post screening Q&A with Jonathan, Danny Glover and others.

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Teen Film Screening at 2016 Woodstock Film Festival

Jonathan was always personable, kind, funny, and so very talented. His pioneering films, such as Philadelphia, written by Ron Nyswaner, truly changed the world, proving what Jonathan once said: “a film by one person can make a difference.” This year, the world lost a great filmmaker and a very special human being. Jonathan passed away on April 26, 2017. May he rest in peace and may his memory continue to shine a bright light and inspire us all. Audience at Woodtock Play House

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STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER Meira ADMIN DIRECTOR/CO-FOUNDER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OFFICE MANAGER

Blaustein Laurent Rejto Nikki Goldbeck Evan Thomas

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING FEATURES & DOCUMENTARIES

Meira Blaustein, Nikki Goldbeck Laurent Rejto, Emily Suttmeier ANIMATION Joy Buran, Noelle Melody SCREENERS Matt Canzonetti, Colton Cox, Gene Fischer, Jenn Hicks, Susan Manuso, Jeff Morris, Jenn Moskowitz, Brendan Roode, Oliver Shaw, Evan Thomas PANELS, JURY & HONORARY AWARDS Meira Blaustein ADDITIONAL PANELS Doreen Ringer Ross (BMI) SHORTS

FESTIVAL OPERATIONS OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Jacob Hutchings Evan Thomas EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Morgan Malecki OPERATIONS/TRAFFIC ASSTS Hanna Al-Tarmidhi, Tim Gerstner, Corinne Prenatt, Oliver Shaw VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Natalie Chau TRANSPO COORDINATOR Jennifer Holsapple ART DEPARTMENT Stacey Anderson, Tim Bruno PIPE & DRAPE Jeremiah Wenutu, Anthony Stracquadanio COMMUNICATION SERVICES Greg Carttar, Char Harner (3rd St R&D Production Services) PRINT TRAFFICKING COORDINATOR Evan Thomas SPECIAL EVENTS Lauri Andretta MAVERICK AWARDS PRODUCER Hope Gamble MAVERICK AWARDS ASSISTANT Beth Troxell TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jeff Kantor (Canus Major Prods) TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ASSTS Lisa Burklund, Patrick Mullen TECHNICAL-PROJECTIONISTS Alex Donaldson, Dan Hartnett, George Naytowhowcon, Mike O’Brien, Rob Owens, Justin Peone, Arby Schulman, Tim Sullivan TRAILER Wheelhouse NYC VIDEO PREP & PANELS Jon Greenhalgh, Jeff Economy YOUTH INITIATIVE COORDINATOR David Nelsen Epstein, Onteora High School AUDIO ENGINEER @ BSP Ron Kuhnke (K-Town Studio) OPERATIONS MANAGER

FESTIVAL SERVICES GUEST RELATIONS DIRECTOR GUEST RELATIONS HOSPITALITY CATERING REGISTRATION BADGEMASTER LEGAL COUNSEL CPA

Nikki Goldbeck Nancy Caigan, Gabrielle Kleinmann, Gail Nussbaum, Barbara Silver Deb Markes Tracy Kamien Sam Kandel Richard J. Goldman, Esq., Pattison, Koskey, Howe & Bucci, CPAs, PC

BOX OFFICE BOX OFFICE

Michael Winsor (Manager) Wynn Eggleston, Joan Quigley

PROGRAM GRAPHIC DESIGN (PROGRAM/ADS) PUBLICATION EDITOR BLURB WRITERS DATA SOLUTIONS WEBSITE

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STAFF PRESS TEAM PRESS ASSISTANTS VIDEOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY COORDINATOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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PUBLIC RELATIONS Sierra Slaughter, Kendal Till Cecilia Gonzalez-Gordon, Amanda Marcano Gregory Bray PhD, Joe Vlachos, and SUNY New Paltz Students Naomi Schmidt Ben Caswell, Laurie Feldman, Nadine May Lewis, Sylvia Forni, John Mazlish, Laura Revercomb, Angela P. Schapiro

BEARSVILLE THEATER

Sydelle Freed, Veronica Medina Sandra Harris, Fran Braun WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE Alice K Lotosky WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY CENTER Nick Busco KLEINERT/JAMES ART CENTER TBA ROSENDALE THEATRE Charlene Boswell ORPHEUM THEATER SAUGERTIES Marlena Stella UPSTATE FILMS RHINEBECK TBA UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AWARD TROPHIES

Steve Heller (Fabulous Furniture)

All credits as of September 19

Volunteers as of September 19 Norm Aaronson Carrie Allmendinger Brittany Amann Aurora Amidon Pandora Appuzo Maria Gabariela Arauzo Beth Baylis Frank Beresheim Jonah Berlyne Jenny Bishop Elena Botts Jim Boyd Leah Brown Klein Myles Buchanan Kenneth Burns Kevin Callahan Alexander Carlson Barbara Cazakoff

Janet Chapman Karen Charman Stephanie Chau James Cherry Diane Christi Trudi Conkling Joel Craig Matthew Dammer Kira Daniels Joseph Davis Diane DiChillo Lynn Dennison Lora Lee Ecobelli Zachary Edminster JOvanna Eli Renee Englander Sandi Eppy Lee Epstein

Laurie Feldman Silvia Forni Fatimah Franklin Bob Frick Peggy Fusco Kristen Giardi Jared Grant Kristen Greene Gail Grice Leif Grund Beverly Harris Siouxzanne Harris Amber HeldrethMiller Leslie Hill Jake Honeycutt Tim Hurley Zoe Hutmacher Lauren Jinete

Marcus Jones Matthew Kamien Risa Kamien Tracy Cohen Kamien Bob Katz Anne Kelly Lia Klinchik Jenna Knudsen Tris Korol Jane Laiken Deana LeBlanc Nadine May Lewis Debbie Lukaszewski Marilyn MacClellan Kiana MacClellan Betty MacFarlane Isler Joe Mack Marijo Mallon

Maria Maurin Mary McKinney Gregory Merigliano Alexis Metcal Lucas Miller Morgan Millogo Julius Minsky Sion Mitrany Randy Mundi Andrew Mundi Grace Murphy Susan Nathan Monica Neubauer Julie Nichols Sarah Nolan Shawn O'Shea Margo Obourn Gerald (Jerry) Obourn

Kathryn Ornstein Joan Ottulich Drake Page Grace Passaro Donna Perry Connie Pinkosz Thomas Pistor Eisenman Marv Pritchard Salam Qumsiyeh Chris Recek Sharon Reich Laura Revercomb Fern Revson Courtney Rider Amber Rodriguez Mercedes Ross Dena Roy Greg Safris

Julie Sammons Kristina Sarhadi Margery Schab Angela Schapiro Jules Schauffler Phyllis Serrur Yvonne Sewall Mackenzie Shanahan Julie Hough Sheridan Brendan Sheridan Paula Silbey Diane Silverberg Michael Sofokles Joyce Sprafkin Geri Stein Elizabeth Stella Rebecca Sticco Kristin Stinavage

Mike Stinavage Tanysha Stoddard Erin Swenson William Tubby Noel VanEtten DeAne Vazquez Cari Weisberg Melissa Weiss Chloe White Ursula Carrie Wilkerson Mandi Willett Willis Williams Jamey Wolff Dale Wolfield Laura Zinn Cookie Zucker

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Lauri Andretta

David Baldwin

Mdeira Blaustein

Claude dal Farra

Stephen Hays

Neil Howard

Ilene Marder

Wynn Eggleston

Joan Quigley

Brigid Walsh

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SPECIAL THANKS SPECIAL THANKS

SPECIAL THANKS

If we forgot to thank you, please forgive our oversight and know that your help and support is very much appreciated. MOVIE STARS Mark Braunstein Brian S. Devine Stephen Hays David Baldwin

SUPERSTARS Lauri Andretta Jonathan Gray

PRODUCERS

Nikola Duravcevic Jennifer Hicks Lowell Miller Doreen Ringer-Ross

SCREENWRITERS Declan Baldwin Ron Mann Ilene Marder Hinchey Joan Quigley GAFFERS Joni Elenson Robert L. Seigel, Esq. Laurie Ylvisaker

SPECIAL THANKS A24 Adam & Daniel The Andretta Foundation Chris Allieri Debbie Allison Detective John Amaroso Amazon Studios Terry & Mark Antman Roz Balkin Lorraine Bell Jon Bowermaster Michael Brody Susan Buckler Jonathan Burkhart Sharon Burns-Leader Anne & Matt Canzonetti Cargo Releasing Alan Carey Nicole Cawley Eric Cerniglia Paula Chandler Gary Chetkof Carolyn Cirnitski Liz Corrado Eric Deising Dietz Stadium Diner Jen Dragon

Yoel Eisenstadt Joni Elenson Mary Anne & Richard Erickson Barbara Farcher Joe Felece Film Fatales Collective Zeitgeist Films Judy Flynn Henry Ford Richard Fusco Twin Gables Allison Garskof Ed Gerrard Mary & Ryan Giuliani Carol & Ron Super Gold David Goldbeck Harris Goldberg Dick & Susan Goldman The Golden Notebook The Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development Paul Green Jon Greenhalgh Janet Grillo Shaun Harkins

County Executive Mike Hein Edwina & Marty Henderson Peter Himberger Vivian Hodges & Stuart Margolis Karen Holden & Dan Neely Daniel Hoffman Suzanne Holt Neil & Alexia Howard Richard & Amy Hutchings Cynthia Kane Jacqueline Kellachan Bryn Kelsey Josh Kroner Nels Leader Dede Lieber Steve Lieber Dyan Machan Erica Mahlluch Dave Majuri Bob Malkin Susan Manuel Susan Manuso Ilene Marder Hinchey Ian Martin

Mary Giuliani Catering & Events Dan May Stephen McCauley Katharine McKenna Deirdre & Tim Miller Jeffrey Milstein Tadasgi Mitsui Corinne Moll Dr. Bruce & Caralee Moor Paul Mullen, MD David Nelsen Epstein Kathleen Nolan Gail Nussbaum Ric Orlando Marlyn Park Magnolia Pictures Steve & Elise Pittleman Barbara Pokras Joan Quigley Debra Ramsden Leann & Neil Ratner Michele Rejto Maxanne Resnick Carol Ricken Barbara & Randy Rissman Bryan Roefs Liz Rosen

Leah & Dan Rubenstein Ilene & Neil Rubenstein Margery Schab Stephanie Schachter Angela Schapiro Robert Seigel Orin Shands Nancy Siegel Sony Entertainment Renata Harris Sparks Joe & Avis Toochin William Topazio Town of Woodstock Johanna Trimboli Brigid Walsh Ken Wapner Bruce Weiss Bob Whitcomb White Dove Rockotel Woodstock Inn on the Millstream Woodstock Therapy Center Elena Zang Diana & Dale Ziegenfelder Rosalie Zimmerman

ADVISORY BOARD Judy Arthur

Publicity/Consultant (Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs)

Joe Berlinger

Filmmaker (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost Trilogy, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster)

Eamonn Bowles President of Magnolia Pictures Robin Bronk

CEO of The Creative Coalition

Vincent D’Onofrio Actor (Daredevil, Men in Black, Full Metal Jacket) Griffin Dunne

Director/Producer/Actor (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Fierce People, Dallas Buyers Club)

Michael Lang

Producer/Promoter (1969, 1995, 1999 Woodstock Festival)

Melissa Leo

Oscar-winning Actor (I’m Dying Up Here, The Fixer, The Fighter, Frozen River, 21 Grams, Treme)

Ron Mann

Filmmaker (Grass, Going Further, Altman), Distributor (Films We Like)

Stephen Nemeth Executive Producer / Producer (Magnificent Burden, The Three Hikers, Fields of Fuel, Fear, Loathing in Las Vegas) Annie Nocenti

Journalist/Screenwriter/Teacher/Filmmaker

Ron Nyswaner

Screenwriter/Director (Homeland, Ray Donovan, She’s The Best Thing In It, Freeheld, Philadelphia)

Leon Gast

Filmmaker ( When We Were Kings, The Grateful Dead)

Jonathan Gray

Senior partner at Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP

Bill Plympton

Animator (Cop Dog, Cheatin’, Idiots & Angels)

Ethan Hawke

Director/Actor (The Magnificent Seven, Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Chelsea Walls)

Aidan Quinn

Actor/Producer (Elementary, Legends of the Fall)

Peter Saraf

Sabine Hoffman

Editor (Story of a Girl, Elvis & Nixon, Maggie’s Plan)

Producer, Executive Producer, Big Beach Productions (Our Idiot Brother, Little Miss Sunshine)

Gill Holland

Producer, The Group Entertainment (Beauty Mark, Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, Were the World Mine)

Liev Schreiber

Actor/Director (Ray Donovan, The Painted Veil)

Lori Singer

Actror (Footloose) Dancer, Cellist

John Sloss

Attorney/Producer, Sloss Law & Cinetic Media (Boyhood, Bernie, Pieces of April, Far From Heaven)

Fisher Stevens

Founding Partner, Greene Street Films, Actor/Producer/ Director (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Awake)

Ted Hope

Head of Production, Amazon Original Movies: Amazon Studios, Amazon Studios, Amazon Studio

William Horberg Producer (Crash Pad, The Promise, Milk, Cold Mountain, Adventureland, Death at a Funeral) Barbara Kopple

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Director (Miss Sharon Jones!, Woodstock: Now & Then, Shut Up & Sing, My Generation, Harlan County USA)

David Strathairn Actor (The Debt, Lincoln, Good Night and Good Luck) Christine Vachon Producer and founder of Killer Films (Still Alice, I Shot Andy Warhol, Boys Don’t Cry, Far from Heaven)

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YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING Y E A R - RO U N D P RO G R A M M I N G

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates emerging and established voices in independent film with screenings, panels and concerts throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley. The festival is centered in the historic arts colony of Woodstock, as well as the nearby towns of Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Boiceville, Saugerties, and Kingston.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING The Woodstock Film Festival, and the Hudson Valley Film Commission work year round, offering screenings, mixers, economic development initiatives, and special events in the Hudson Valley, New York City and elsewhere. Our year-round programming featured six special screenings, our yearly Taste of Woodstock and Spirit of Woodstock events, a benefit concert, and our annual Launch Party. In April, the Woodstock Film Festival hosted a special free screening of The Promise to a full house, followed by an in-depth conversation with producer Bill Horberg. The Promise Special Screening

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. Its sister organization, the Hudson Valley Film Commission, promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production. 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. 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. Specialty programming includes Exposure, Films of the Hudson Valley, Focus on Music, LGBTQ, Spotlight on Women, World Cinema, Dutch Focus, and the Youth Initiative.

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Joe Cocker: Mad Dog with Soul Special Screening

In May, the Woodstock Film Festival hosted the 5th Annual Taste of Woodstock, celebrating the culinary diversity and delicacies that the region has to offer. Over 20 restaurants and hosts participated, including A&P Bar, Bistro-To-Go, Bread Alone, Calmbucha, Catskill Mountain Pizza, Colony, Cucina, The Green Palate, Landau Grill, Lenny Bee Productions, Little Apple, Maria’s Bazar, Mountain Gate Indian Restaurant, Nancy’s of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery, New World Home Cooking, Oriole 9, Peace Love & Cupcakes, The Reservoir Inn, The T Salon, Santa Fe Woodstock, Sunflower Café, Woodstock Wine & Liquors, Woodstock Meats, and Yum Yum Noodle Bar. In June, The Woodstock Film Festival hosted the 5th Annual Spirit of Woodstock Celebration, honoring two individuals who embody the fiercely independent spirit that has made Woodstock and the Hudson Valley iconic for more than a century: John Hall and Alf Evers.

Paul Green Rock Academy Benefit Concert

Alf Evers presentation

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Taste of Woodstock

Story of a Girl Sepcial Screening

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John Hall, Sprit of Woodstock Recipient

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Chair of the Advisory Committee at Byrdcliffe, Henry T. Ford, spoke about the first honoree, Alf Evers, and introduced Karlyn Elia, former Ulster County/Town of Saugerties Historian, who presented the award. Chris Evers accepted on behalf of his father, who was honored posthumously for his work as a historian, author and photographer. New York Assemblyman Kevin A. Cahill presented the second Spirit of Woodstock award to John Hall for his work as a performer, singer/songwriter, environmentalist, and United States Congressman. The Spirit of Woodstock celebrates the roots of the Hudson Valley: its natural beauty, rich art and culture and the independent spirit of the people who live there. Previous honorees include Michael Lang (one of the founders of the 1969 Woodstock Festival), Congressman Maurice Hinchey, Mark Braunstein, Levon Helm, Ron Nyswaner, and Philippe Petit.

Walking Out Special Screening

July brought hot weather and four Saturdays of Woodstock Film Festival events, including three special screenings and a benefit concert.

Strange Weather Special Screening Photo:

On Saturday, July 15 the Woodstock Film Festival presented a special screening of Story Of A Girl. Following the screening, there was an in-depth Q&A conversation with director Kyra Sedgwick and editor Sabine Hoffman.

Richard Hutchings

On Saturday, July 8, the Woodstock Film Festival presented a special screening of Joe Cocker: Mad Dog With Soul. The film’s director, John Edginton, and Woodstock Music Festival promoter Michael Lang hosted a Q&A session after the screening.

On Saturday, July 22, the Woodstock Film Festival held a special screening of Strange Weather, starring Holly Hunter, at Upstate Films in Woodstock weeks before it made its theatrical premiere. The film’s director, Katherine Dieckmann, and the film’s composer, singersongwriter Sharon Van Etten, attended the screening and hosted a Q&A after the film. On Saturday, July 29, The Paul Green Rock Academy hosted a Giving Back concert at the Woodstock Lodge for the benefit of the Woodstock Film Festival. On August 12, film-goers enjoyed a Woodstock Film Festival special screening of Walking Out followed by a Q&A session led by film directors Alex and Andrew Smith.

Taste of Woodstock

In September, the Woodstock Film Festival Launch Party was hosted for the ninth year at Libation, in New York City’s Lower East Side. Featuring signature vodka cocktails courtesy of Ketel One, Woodstock Film Festival friends, filmmakers, alumni, actors, and industry representatives from near and far convened for the Woodstock Film Festival Launch Party, and it was one to remember. As the night drew to a close, one could sense the excitement in the air as guests planned their meetups and activities at the 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. Taste of Woodstock

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ABOUT WFF ABOUT WFF

Programming at the WOODSTOCK Cycle, The (America Divided) FILM FESTIVAL encourages those who use film as a way to explore social, environmental and political themes, while challenging their inherent boundaries. In this year’s EXPOSURE PROGRAM we are proud to present a lineup of films that represent the myriad challenges our world faces in these times of uncertainty, with the voices of our diverse planet and the heroes who dedicate themselves to changing the worldview against the status quo. Among others, the program includes Against All Odds: A Fight for the Black Middle Class, The Cycle (America Divided), Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, My Name is Pedro, The Organizer, and To the Edge of the Sky. Additional programming, including panels and year-round events, cover a broad range of socioeconomic and political topics. This year, documentary filmmakers Sam Pollard, James Redford, Bob Herbert, and Richard Rowley will discuss films reflecting the American condition. Select past participants include Josh Fox, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Tim Robbins, Arlo Guthrie, and many others.

FOCUS ON MUSIC showcases films Stuck about music and musicians, simultaneously exploring the role that music plays in film. Several of this year’s films illustrate how music can be an important and powerful tool for expression. The film Stuck kicks off the festival, followed by a live performance. Music is also featured in Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, Becks, 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Band, and A Symphony of Hope. For the 2017 BMI Music Panel, filmmaker Brian Weidling and composers Christopher Lennertz, Christopher Scott Brooks and Lucas Richman will talk about their collaboration on the uplifting story of Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

The Woodstock Film Festival is Becoming Who I Was proud to present the World Cinema program to further our commitment to sharing experiences across continents. 2017 highlights include Italy’s Girl in Flight, Sweden’s The Square, Us and Them from the UK, The Traveller from Lebanon, La Chana from Spain, India’s Becoming Who I Was, and Shingal, Where Are You, about a persecuted minority in Iraq. These films offer a rare opportunity to expand our global consciousness.

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THE HUDSON The Strange Ones 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 and emerging filmmakers have now made the Hudson Valley their home. The 2017 WFF schedule has programmed several locally produced films, including The Strange Ones, The Last Pig and What Children Do.

LGBTQ FO C U S Since its inception, the Woodstock Film Festival has Bean explored and celebrated LGBTQ voices with an exciting slate of films, concerts and special guests. 2017 highlights include They, This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor, Becks, and Bean.

FOCUS ON A Real Vermeer DUTCH CINEMA Sponsored by the Netherlands Consulate and the Department of Dutch Culture USA. The program features three outstanding selections from top contemporary Dutch filmmakers: The ChocoLate Case by Benthe Forrer, A Real Vermeer by Rudolf van den Berg and Waterboys by Robert Jan Westdijk.

The Woodstock Film Festival’s The Rape of Recy Taylor SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN IN FILM & MEDIA initiative highlights exciting new works by some of today’s most talented, established and up-and-coming female directors. The aim is to feature the works of female directors and empower women of all ages who want to work in film and media to follow their dreams and carve their path in an industry that is still dominated by men. There are 19 female-directed feature length films in the 2017 program, including Alexandra Dean’s Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Rebecca Miller’s Arthur Miller: Writer, Jessica Thompson’s The Light of the Moon, Catherine Eaton’s The Sounding, Windy Borman’s Mary Janes: Women of Weed, Lisa France’s Roll with Me, Beth Aala’s Supermensch, and Nancy Buirski’s The Rape of Recy Taylor.

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ENDORSEMENTS

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ABOUT HVFC For additional info about filming in the Mid-Hudson Valley, visit www.hudsonvalleyfilmcommission.org

ABOUT HVFC On location with Furlough

Join us Oct 11-15, then come back to shoot your next film in the beautiful Mid Hudson Valley & Catskills.

SELECT PROJECTS THAT HAVE SHOT IN THE HUDSON VALLEY  The Strange Ones Directed by

Christopher Radcliff & Lauren Wolkstein Starring Alex Pettyfer

 What Children Do Directed by Dean Peterson  A Vigilante Directed by Sarah Daggar-Nickson Starring Olivia Wilde

 It Comes at Night Directed by Trey Edward Shults

Starring Joel Edgerton & Riley Keough

 The Sisterhood of Night Directed by Caryn Waechter  Our Idiot Brother Directed by Jesse Peretz  Martha Marcy May Marlene Directed by Sean Durkin  Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Directed by Bruce Beresford  Higher Ground

Directed by Vera Farmiga

 American Gangster

Directed by Ridley Scott

 Taking Woodstock Directed by Ang Lee  Michael Clayton Directed by Tony Gilroy  War of the Worlds Directed by Steven Spielberg

Asa Butterfield & Maisie Williams with Laurent Rejto

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J OIN THE W O O D ST O CK F ILM FESTI VA L I N C E L E B R AT I NG

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Saturday, October 14 at Backstage Studio Productions

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

IN KINGSTON

PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY

at the 2017 maverick awards ceremony The legendary PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY (Eli Propper, Jackson Speller, Toni Weeks, Kendall Wind) will be playing music from the greatest movies ever made (and some mediocre ones, too.) 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. The PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY in Saugerties is a performance based, interactive music school, based on a method honed over the past 18 years. In 2017, watch for the opening of The WOODSTOCK MUSIC LAB. For more info, visit www.rockacademy.com

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.

MAVERICK AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE, BEST NARRATIVE SHORT & BEST STUDENT SHORT SPONSORED BY GIGANTIC PICTURES The MAVERICK AWARD sponsored by GIGANTIC PICTURES recognizes the director of the jury’s choice for best feature narrative, best narrative short and best student short. 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 supported 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. Twelve years and over 162 films later, Films We Like has established itself as a boutique distributor of alternative entertainment.

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY ULTRA INDIE AWARD The WFF ULTRA INDIE AWARD is presented to an outstanding film with a budget of less than $200K. The films nominated raise the art of low budget filmmaking to a remarkable level. The award, sponsored by GRAY KRAUSS SANDLER DES ROCHERS LLP, rewards the best of these ultra low budget selections from the 18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. The winner also receives a BLACK MAGIC DESIGN URSA 4K.

ANIMATION AWARD The ANIMATION AWARD, presented for Best Animated Short, is selected by New York-based animation and design duo Joy Buran and Noelle Melody (JOY + NOELLE) and multi-faceted animator Peter Ahern.

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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 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, named after the legendary cinematographer and twotime Academy Award winner, continues under the guardianship of Wexler’s friend and colleague Ellen Kuras. Kuras is one of the most important pioneering filmmakers of the last two decades, known for her visually stunning work in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blow and Summer of Sam. One of the first women invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers, she has worked with directors Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme, “One of the most inventive and unique voices in cinema of our time, Haskell was a rebel and advocate of progressive causes who lived his politics through his work and his work through his spirited beliefs,“ wrote Kuras. “We continue to honor Haskell and his work by recognizing filmmakers who reflect his passion.”

WORLD CINEMA AWARD The WORLD CINEMA AWARD recognizes the jury’s choice for best foreign language film made by a director outside the U.S.

THE JAMES LYONS EDITING AWARD FOR NARRATIVE & DOC FEATURES SPONSORED BY TECHNICOLOR POSTWORKS NY 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. The award is sponsored by TECHNICOLOR POSTWORKS NY, 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.

MAVERICK AWARD FOR BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY SPONSORED BY MARKERTEK.COM MARKERTEK.COM is a video/audio supply house serving the media industry with over 60,000 unique solutions at reasonable prices, supported with dependable advice from actual pro-sudio and video professionals.

THE CARPE DIEM ANDRETTA AWARD for living life to its fullest honors VINCENT “JAY” ANDRETTA III THE CARPE DIEM ANDRETTA AWARD is presented to a film that best exemplifies living life to the fullest through character and story development in a full length narrative or documentary film. The Carpe Diem Andretta Award honors longtime area resident Vincent “Jay” Andretta III, who passed away in December 2014. The Glenford resident is remembered as a successful businessman, a driven, avid athlete and a loving, dedicated husband, father, son, and great friend to many, including the Woodstock Film Festival. Jay’s favorite quote was "Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)." His life was a testament to the phrase.

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J O I N THE W O OD S T OC K F IL M F E S T IVAL I N C E LE B RAT IN G

THE 18TH ANNUAL MAVERICK AWARDS CEREMONY Saturday, October 14 at

Backstage Studio Productions IN KINGSTON

MAVERICK AWARD /mav·er·ick / 1. Being independent in thought and action or exhibiting such independence. 2. One who refuses to abide by the dictates of a group.

Iconic actor and producer Susan Sarandon brings a unique presence to every role. Among her numerous unforgettable performances are the Academy Award®-winning and SAG® Award-winning role as Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking; Oscar® nominations for Atlantic City, Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo’s Oil, and The Client; her fearless portrayal of Annie Savoy in Bull Durham; the deliciously wicked Jane Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick,and her brilliantly naïve Jane Weiss ‑ A Heroine in the cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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SUSAN SARANDON

Fresh off portraying Bette Davis in FX’s Feud: Bette & Joan opposite Jessica Lange, Sarandon’s upcoming projects include the newest season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan with Woodstock Film Festival Advisory Board member Liev Schreiber, The Death & Life of John F. Donovan with Kit Harrington and Jessica Chastain, and Going Places with John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou. Sarandon’s film work includes actor and producer credits that echo throughout the industry and the world-atlarge. In 2017 alone, she was the executive producer/producer of three important documentaries: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Soufra and The Survivor’s Guide to Prison. Sarandon has worked with human rights organizations like Film Aid International and social justice advocate MADRE, and in 2006, was awarded Action Against Hunger’s award for her work as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and as an advocate for victims of hunger and HIV/AIDS. At 2016’s annual Cannes Film Festival, Sarandon was awarded the Women in Motion Award alongside Thelma & Louise co-star Geena Davis for their contributions to the film industry and women’s rights. In 2016, at the age of 70, Sarandon was named as one of the new faces of L’Oreal.

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TRAILBLAZER AWARD

SHEP GORDON The Woodstock Film Festival’s Trailblazer award is given to a leader in the film and media arts industry who has carved innovative paths in the business, established an independent vision, affected social change, and created a strong and widespread appreciation of quality, substantive change in the arts. Shep Gordon is a true testament to the term ‘trailblazer.’ Named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine and the subject of Mike Myers’ 2013 hit documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, Gordon launched one of the first independent film companies and film distributors, Alive Pictures/ Island Alive, managed such musicians as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross, and sparked the celebrity chef phenomenon, representing the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Nobu, and Daniel Boulud. Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. At age 21, on his first night in Los Angeles, he met up with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, and with determination and sheer chutzpah his future was launched. His company Alive distributed such films as Stop Making Sense, Koyaanisqatsi, The Whales of August, and Ridley Scott’s first film, The Duelist¸ winner of the Cannes Film Festival. In all, Gordon has produced or executive produced 23 films, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Time of Destiny, Prince of Darkness, People Under the Stairs, and Shocker. Gordon has managed the careers of such diverse talents as Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Kenny Loggins, and countless others. He is also credited with creating the celebrity chef, turning culinary arts into a multi-billiondollar industry. In addition to the impact he’s had on music, film and food, he is known for his philanthropic endeavors and sits on the board of the Tibet Fund for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Most recently, Gordon published his autobiography, They Call Me Supermensch, about his extraordinary life in the rock-n-roll business and beyond.

18 YEARS of MAVERICKS 

2000 - Les Blank

2001 - D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus

2002 - Tim Robbins

2003 - Woody Harrelson

2004 - Mira Nair

2005 - Steve Buscemi

2006 - Barbara Kopple (pictured w/ Rosie Perez)

2007 - Christine Vachon (pictured w/ Ted Sarandos)

2008 - Kevin Smith

2009 - Richard Linklater

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EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD

BILL PULLMAN Bill Pullman started out as a stage actor and first gained attention in Hollywood in three strikingly diverse films: Ruthless People with Danny DeVito and Bette Milder, the Mel Brooks’ hit Spaceballs, and the Oscarnominated The Accidental Tourist. Best known for his role as President P J. Whitmore in Independence Day, his versatile acting spans dramatic to comedic roles, including A League Of Their Own, Sleepless In Seattle, The Equalizer, Surveillance, The Cove, Bottle Shock, Scary Movie 4, The Grudge, While You Were Sleeping, The Last Seduction, Mr. Jones, Malice, Newsies, and Lost Highway. Most recently, Pullman’s acting career led him into the roles of Clyde in Andrew and Alex Smith’s Walking Out, and to The Ballad of Lefty Brown, directed by Jared Moshé, in which Pullman gives a tour de force performance as the title character. Speaking about his role as Lefty Brown and coming to Woodstock to receive the Excellence in Acting Award, Pullman says ˝audiences there are ready for an unusually intimate Western that is the coming of age story of a sixty-something sidekick. It was shot in the fall in Montana, so we can see how it stacks up against the foliage colors in Woodstock — both so spectacular.˝ Other recent roles include Fox’s Battle of the Sexes, Electric Entertainment’s LBJ and the hit USA television show The Sinner, this summer’s highest rated program. In addition to his passion for designing and restoring homes, Pullman has distinguished himself by his work with his local communities. In Los Angeles, he is on the board of the Cornerstone Theater, he works with his neighbors who formed Concerned Citizens Montana regarding the national need for a smart grid for energy transmission, and in upstate New York where he grew up, he supports local health services, including The Pullman Women’s Health and Birthing Center at St James Hospital in Hornell, NY.

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2010 - Bruce Beresford 2011 - Tony Kaye (pictured with Tess Harper)

2012 - Jonathan Demme (pictured with Peter Saraf)

2013 - Peter Bogdanovich 2014 - Darren Aronofsky

2015 - Atom Egoyan with Guy Maddin (2015 Fiercely Indepent Award winner) in the Background

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AWARDS JURY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

FEATURE NARRATIVE AWA R D S J U RY

KATHERINE DIECKMANN is a writer-director whose fourth feature, Strange Weather, starring Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon, opened in July 2017. She is an associate professor at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, where she teaches screenwriting, and a creative advisor for the Sundance Institute.

Katherine Dieckmann

LORI SINGER is a Golden Globe-winning actress, winning ‘ShoWest Newcomer of the Year’ as Ariel Moore in Footloose. She went on to act in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, John Schlesinger’s The Falcon and the Snowman, Warlock, The Man with One Red Shoe, and Equinox, to name a few. In 2015, she was in Almereyda’s Experimenter, executive-produced the Peabody and three time Emmy-winning Silence in the House of God, and Lori Singer was featured in God Knows Where I Am, which won seven film festivals. Singer starred in the television series Fame and VR5. She is a Inspired concert cellist, performing on film with Yo Yo Ma in Atom Egoyan’s Inspired by Bach, and performs as a soloist with orchestras, most recently at Carnegie Hall.

EDITING NARRATIVE KATHARINE MCQUERREY is a film, TV and documentary editor. She worked with Jean Stephane Sauvaire on A Prayer Before Dawn, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, edited Roger Waters’ The Wall, artist Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament, and has cut such independent features as Josh Klausner’s Wanderland, Jody Hill’s Katharine McQuerrey A Legacy of a Whitetail Deerhunter and David Barker’s Daylight. She has worked with the Coen Brothers on films including Hail Caesar, Inside Llewyn Davis, True Grit, No Country for Old Men, and A Serious Man. ORIANA SODDU is an New York-based editor with over 20 years’ experience on commercial, film and television projects. Film credits include Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City, Mother of George and the upcoming Where is Kyra?, which all premiered at Sundance. She has also edited many commercial projects for The History Channel, ESPN, MTV, Discovery Channel, VH1, AMC, and IFC.

Oriana Soddu

SABINE HOFFMAN, ACE, has edited awardwinning feature films for 20 years, including Rebecca Miller’s Personal Velocity, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Sabine Hoffman Maggie’s Plan; Alex Sichel’s All Over Me; Rodney Evan’s Brother to Brother; Liza Johnson’s Elvis and Nixon, and Kyra Sedgwick’s Story of a Girl. As consultant and story adviser, she has edited many documentaries, including Academy Award–nominated Ferry Tales. Hoffman is a mentor to such filmmaker organizations as the Sundance Institute, IFP and Reel Works, and serves as adjunct professor at Columbia University.

CINEMATOGRAPHY ELLEN KURAS is one of the most important pioneering filmmakers of the last two decades, known for her visually stunning work in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Blow and Summer of Sam. One of the first women invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers, she has worked with Ellen Kuras directors Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme. Kuras is the unprecedented three-time winner of the Best Dramatic Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Her directorial debut, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), which she shot and produced, was an Academy Award-nominee in 2009.

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LEE HIRSCH, director, producer and social entrepreneur, is known for creating change through his documentaries. Bully was released in 2012 by The Weinstein Company. He is founder and creative director of Local Voices.Org, using film to engage voters in political campaigns. His feature debut, Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, chronicles the South African anti-apartheid struggle though its musical heros.

Lee Hirsch

WENDY ETTINGER has produced documentaries and narratives for over 20 years, including the War Room. She co-founded Chicken & Egg pictures to fund and mentor women documentary directors whose storytelling catalyzes social change. She also co-founded Gamechanger Films, which funds narrative features directed by women.

Wendy Ettinger

ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS’ first film, Music by Prudence, won the 2010 Academy Award for documentary short. His latest, Life, Animated, received countless accolades, including a 2017 Academy Award nomination. He serves on the boards of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Governors for AMPAS.

Roger Ross Williams

EDITING DOCUMENTARY FIONA OTWAY is a documentary filmmaker who tackles complex social issues. She was an editor on Iraq in Fragments, awarded Best Documentary Editing at Sundance and an Academy Award nomination. Otway was an editor on the Academy Award-nominated film Sari’s Mother, and Hell and Back Again, which won the Sundance Festival Grand Jury Prize, a DuPont Award and was an Academy Award nominee. She is a Visiting Artist in Residence at Bard College.

Fiona Otway

MELODY LONDON is an editor of internationally awarded fiction and nonfiction feature films. She is currently directing the documentary Who Is Mary Henry?. Recent credits include Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog, competing for an Emmy Melody London Award for Best Editing, and Laura Poitras’ Risk, about Julian Assange, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. London teaches at The New School for Social Research in New York City. SABINE HOFFMAN, See Editing, Narrative

WORLD CINEMA CLAUDE DAL FARRA is producer and co-president of BCDF Pictures, a Hudson Valley-based company whose films include Higher Ground, Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, Liberal Arts, Bachelorette, Why Stop Now, and The Outcasts. His projects have included Oscar-winning/nominated talent (Jane Fonda, Al Pacino, Melissa Leo, Jesse Eisenberg, Vera Farmiga) and award-winning actors Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Olsen and Zac Efron. His most recent film, Departures (in post-production), stars Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield and Nina Dobrev. EMILY RUSSO is co-founder and co-president of the New York-based distribution company Zeitgeist Films. For the past 30 years, Russo, and her partner Nancy Gerstman, have released an award-winning and acclaimed collection of over 200 films. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Executive Branch.

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SHORTS DOCUMENTARY

M. BLAIR BREARD executive-produced all five seasons of the award-winning comedy series Louie, written, directed by and starring Louis C.K. She is also executive producer of Baskets, starring Zach Galafinakis, Better Things, created by and starring Pamela Adlon, and One Mississippi, created by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody. Recently completed was Horace and Pete, an original series for the web, written, directed by and starring Louis C.K. She is also a feature film producer with several projects in development.

Veteran filmmaker/editor JON GREENHALGH has a keen eye for compelling storylines, with over two decades experience in various facets of independent cinema. His first film, The Smashing Machine, (HBO) shocked audiences with its raw portrayal of troubled MMA superstar Mark Kerr. His latest Team Foxcatcher, (Netflix Original), is an exposé of the murder of Olympic champion wrestler David Schultz. He lives in Woodstock, NY, working as a freelance editor and hiking with family

LOGAN HILL writes frequently about arts and culture for many of the world’s best media outlets, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Wired, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Esquire, Businessweek, and This American Life. When he’s not writing, he reviews films on the TV show Talking Pictures on Demand and hosts the new TimesTalks monthly screening series Screen Times. ISIL BAGDADI is an indie film producer, distributor and publicist. She is co-founder and President of Distribution at CAVU Pictures, and the producer of the popular NY Film Critics Series. In 2001, Bagdadi and business partner Michael Sergio started CAVU Pictures to produce and distribute cutting-edge, critically-acclaimed, award-winning independent films.

M. Blair Breard

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EMILY ROTHSCHILD is Director of Theatrical Acquisitions and Marketing for PBS Distribution, whose films include Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, directed by Steve James; Dolores, directed by Peter Bratt; and Bill Nye: Science Guy, directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg. Previously, she worked with Erin Owens at her company Long Shot Factory, a full service theatrical releasing and distribution company responsible for such films as Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

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CYNTHIA KANE created DOCday on Sundance Channel in 2002, shepherded over 150 international Cynthia Kane and U.S. co-productions for public media at ITVS and at Al Jazeera America. She lives between NYC and the Hudson Valley, where she consults, teaches and produces film and media.

ULTRA INDIE ANIMATION

PHILIPPE PETIT The man who walked the Twin Towers.

JOY + NOELLE is NY-based animation and design duo JOY BURAN and NOELLE MELODY, illustrators, animators and, as it happens, twins. They studied Media Art at Pratt Institute and have since done animation for A+E Digital, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, PopSugar, TED, Cartuna, Amazon Studios, and Sesame Studios, among others. Their independent short films have screened at festivals worldwide and they designed the 2015 Woodstock Film Festival poster. Buran lives in Queens and Melody lives in Kingston, NY; they keep rooms in each other’s houses and nooks in each other’s brain. Each also keeps an exquisite collection of charming objects and pets, from which they draw inspiration.

ALEX SMITH is a filmmaker who collaborates with his twin brother Andrew. Their recent film Walking Out, released by IFC Films, stars Golden Globewinner Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman, Alex Neustaeder, and Lily Gladstone. The Smiths wrote, directed and produced Winter in the Blood, winner of numerous festivals, and The Slaughter Rule, starring Ryan Gosling and David Morse, which premiered in competition at Sundance. They have written scripts for HBO, Warner Bros, Disney, Sony, and FX, and are currently writing pilots, for Amazon and Red Arrow.

PETER AHERN is a Brooklyn-based director, animator and illustrator. He freelances on a variety of content for such clients as Nike, Nickelodeon, Showtime, MTV, and the NBA. In addition to notoriety for his acclaimed short films, Ahern has furthered a reputation through prominent gallery exhibitions, ventures in merchandise design, and contributions to industry panels, reviews and festival juries.

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RICHARD ABRAMOWITZ is an innovative leader, distributing and marketing independent films for over 35 years. His company, Abramorama, takes a personalized approach that bypasses traditional film studios and their methodology, providing valuable distribution alternatives. Among his many distribution projects are Ron Howard’s Grammy-winning The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years; Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog, Peabody Award-winner Richard Abramowitz Listen to Me Marlon, Banksy’s Spirit Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Exit Through the Gift Shop, and Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls. He teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Institute of Film and Television and the film conservatory at Purchase College.

SHORTS NARRATIVE JANET GRILLO is an award-winning writer/director, Emmy award-winning producer, and former studio executive (New Line Cinema). She directed the critically acclaimed indie features Fly Away and Jack of the Red Hearts, and is an Arts Professor at NYU Tisch Undergrad Film & TV Program. Janet lives in NYC and Saugerties. JONATHAN BURKHART produced the award-winning film Baby Steps, starring Kathy Bates; Higher Ground, directed by Vera Farmiga; Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Elizabeth Olsen; The Last Keepers, starring Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen and Olympia Dukakis; and Rhymes with Banana, directed by Joe Muszynski and Peter Hutchings, starring Zosia Mamet, Jee Young Han, and Paul Iacono. In development are Ian McDonald’s The Bullpen Gospels, Geoffrey Naufft’s Next Fall, and Chris Skotchdopole’s Crumb Catcher.

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30 A Real Vermeer 31 The Bachelors 32 The Ballad of Lefty Brown 33 Beauty Mark 34 Becks 35 Cold November 36 Crash Pad 37 Don’t Come Back From the Moon

38 Girl in Flight 39 Holden On 40 Infinity Baby 41 Last Flag Flying 42 The Light of the Moon 43 Revengeance 44 The Song of Sway Lake 45 The Sounding 46 The Square 47 The Strange Ones 48 Stuck 49 Submission 50 They 51 Time Trap 52 The Traveller 53 Us And Them 54 Waterboys 55 What Children Do

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A REAL VERMEER Directed by Rudolf van den Berg The Netherlands / 2016 / 105 minutes In Dutch with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Jeroen Spitzenberger Lize Feryn Roeland Fernhout PRODUCERS Reinier Selen San Fu Maltha Jeroen Koolbergen SCREENWRITERS Jan Eilander Rudolf van den Berg CINEMATOGRAPHER Goert Giltay PRODUCTION DESIGNER Ben Zuydwijk COMPOSER/MUSIC André Dziezuk

Han van Meegeren is considered one of the most talented artists of the 1920’s Dutch art scene. But when he falls in love with the beautiful actress Jolanka Lakatos, wife of Holland’s most important art critic, van Meegeren makes a powerful enemy, intent on destroying him. Then, pouring salt on the wound, his wife and son leave him. Distraught, van Meegeren escapes to the south of France to work on one thing: revenge. He dedicates himself to forging a perfect Vermeer that will fool the art world and humiliate his nemesis. When it comes time to unveil the painting, however, Han must choose between revealing the truth and getting his revenge, or keeping quiet and winning Jolanka’s heart. In this period piece of high tension drama, madness and romance, A Real Vermeer is a fictionalized story of a man who, in real life, rose to infamy as one of the most ingenious art forgers of all time. Rudolf van den Berg’s first documentary, Algerian Times, became the subtext for his style of filmmaking: not to just tell a story but to express its underlying reality. With a focus on the ˝search of what cannot be found,˝ his most renowned documentaries are The Alien’s Place, Sal Santen Rebel and Hamartía. Determined to learn more about feature films, van den Berg traveled to Italy, where he was shown that the essence of film as an art form is not to simply show reality but to express the invisible dimensions of reality. His first feature film, Bastille, received the Grand Prix of Dutch film. Van den Berg’s diverse career includes the films Evenings; Looking for Eileen; The Johnsons; Tirze, and the English language films The Cold Light of Day, For My Baby, and Snapshots, starring Burt Reynolds and Julie Christi. His film Suüskind is a controversial view of the annihilation of Dutch Jewry.

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Rudolf van den Berg

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THE BACHELORS Directed by Kurt Voelker USA / 2016 / 100 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

J.K. Simmons Josh Wiggins Odeya Rush Kevin Dunn Julie Delpy EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Leo Kiely Ryan Dorff PRODUCERS Joseph McKelheer Matt Baer Bill Kiely SCREENWRITER Kurt Voelker CINEMATOGRAPHER Antonio Riestra EDITOR Anita Burgoyne COMPOSER/MUSIC Joel P. West

Grieving over the death of his wife, Bill Palet (in a subtly charismatic performance by J.K. Simmons) makes a bold move, packing up his life and adolescent son to start anew in LA. With a striking performance by up-and-coming actor Josh Wiggins as Wes, the father-son relationship permeates the story as they each contend with their grief, assisted by the relationships they build. Wes finds solace in new friends and pursuits, but this sense of “normal” is upended as Bill falls into a debilitating depression. Struggling to keep a grip on their lives, their story is intertwined with two women — a discerning French professor (Julie Delphy) who cares deeply for her students, and a troubled girl (impeccably played by Odeya Rush) whose kindness is obscured by a dark reputation. Witty, heartening and full of honest sentiment and fresh dialog, The Bachelors explores how grief can sabotage our ability for compassion, while love has the power to drive healing. – Colton Cox Kurt Voelker was born and raised in Texas and went to graduate film school at USC, where he wrote and directed the award-winning short Decade of Love. He has since written feature screenplays for Warner Bros, Disney, Fox, Sony, Paramount, MTV, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jerry Zucker, and others. His work includes the Warner Bros release Sweet November, starring Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves, and Lionsgate/Huayi Brothers’ animated feature Rock Dog. He also co-created Sweden, Ohio, a comedy pilot for Fox and recently worked on the writing staff of the NBC primetime drama Game of Silence. Kurt also wrote and directed the award-winning independent feature Park and just recently finished writing and directing The Bachelors, an independent feature starring J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy, Odeya Rush, and Josh Wiggins.

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Kurt Voelker

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THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN Directed by Jared Moshé USA / 2017 / 111 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Bill Pullman Kathy Baker Jim Caviezel Joe Anderson Diego Josef Tommy Flanagan Peter Fonda Edward Parks Neda Armian Dan Burks Jared Moshé Jared Moshé David McFarland Terel Gibson H. Scott Salinas

In what is a uniquely American genre, director Jared Moshé takes us back to the world of cowboys and cattle barons. However, this time it’s not the hero, but his sidekick in the spotlight. After Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) is elected Montana senator, he appoints his bumbling pal Lefty (Bill Pullman) to take over his ranch. Everyone, including Eddie’s wife (Kathy Baker) thinks this is a bad decision. When things take an unexpected turn, and Eddie is gunned down, Moshé spins a stirring and compassionate yarn, as Lefty, thrown into an unaccustomed position, proves his loyalty, turning from clumsy sidekick into relentless avenger. Pullman’s Lefty Brown is an inspiring character, simple, stubborn, with an invincible courage that carries the film by his masterful performance. An old-fashioned Western accentuated with a cinematic eye and attention to details, this is a story that never becomes old: that of undying loyalty of one man for another. – Ben F. Fischer Jared Moshé marked his transition from accomplished producer to the director’s chair with his award-winning debut feature film Dead Man’s Burden, which Paste Magazine listed as 100 best Westerns of all time. Among Moshé's notable production credits are: Kurt Cobain About A Son (Toronto Film Festival, Independent Spirit Award nominee); Low and Behold (Sundance Film Festival); Beautiful Losers (SXSW, Locarno Film Festival). Most recently, Moshé produced Silver Tongues, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, which played in official selection at the Festival de Cannes and the Sundance Film Festival.

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Bill Pullman, Jared Moshé

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BEAUTY MARK Directed by Harris Doran USA / 2017 / 87 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Auden Thornton Catherine Curtin Laura Bell Bundy Jeff Kober Deirdre Lovejoy EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Gill Holland Shannon Hutchins Potsy Ponciroli Carey Nelson Burch PRODUCERS Bridget Berger Penny Edmiston Harris Doran Corey Moosa Kiley Lane Parker SCREENWRITER Harris Doran CINEMATOGRAPHER Karina Silva EDITORS Harris Doran Saira Haider PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lauren Argo COMPOSER/MUSIC Ben Sollee SOUND DESIGNER Ric Schnupp

Angie, an impoverished single mother with a history of bad decisions, is determined to do better for her son. Discovering that the house she shares with her mother, a crude woman with a poor track record of her own, is being condemned, Angie begins a frantic search for a new home. When all other options fail, she fixates on solving the problem by confronting the one person she feels owes her: the man who sexually abused her as a child. A haunting story about an uncomfortable topic, Beauty Mark fearlessly portrays the effects of sexual abuse. While some may question her methods of salvation, the raw and unflinching performance of Auden Thornton as Angie engenders a deep sense of compassion, even as she goes down a questionable path. Ultimately what is so refreshing and uplifting about Beauty Mark, is Angie’s choice to use the trauma and pain of her past to save someone else.  – Monique Ray Harris Doran is an award-winning writer, director, actor, and producer who wrote, directed and produced the award-winning short film The Story of Milo and Annie, featuring Alysia Reiner and Academy Award nominee Cathy Moriarty. He has written the feature screenplays Atticus Brown Is Still Here, COG, In the Wake, and an unofficial Of Mice and Men remake, as well as TV and theatre. Doran trained as an actor at The Juilliard School.

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Harris Doran, Auden Thornton, Catherine Curtin SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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BECKS Directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell USA / 2017 / 92 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Lena Hall Mena Suvari Christine Lahti Dan Fogler Hayley Kiyoko EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Alyssa Robbins PRODUCERS Alex Bach Daniel Powell Elizabeth Rohrbaugh SCREENWRITERS Daniel Powell Elizabeth Rohrbaugh Rebecca Drysdale CINEMATOGRAPHER Kat Westergaard EDITOR Jim Isler PRODUCTION DESIGNER Kirsten Earl COMPOSERS/MUSIC Alyssa Robbins Steve Salett SOUND DESIGNER Ian Stynes

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Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, Daniel Powell SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE

You can’t go home again. Or, can you? When Becks (short for Rebecca, played by gifted Tony winner Lena Hall) leaves her Brooklyn boho life to follow her long term girlfriend to LA, only to be jilted when she gets there, seeking solace at ‘home’ seems sensible. So Becks drives to her mother’s house in St. Louis and the life she left behind years ago. Distraught by her breakup, the spurned Brooklyn singer-songwriter starts playing guitar for tips in an old friend’s bar and parading her sexuality. Mom, skillfully portrayed by Christine Lahti, attempts to be supportive but often comes up short and awkward. Chronicling her attempts and frustration to re-establish a life back in the Midwest, the fish-out-of -water narrative is supported by a winningly fresh, original musical score and some hysterically funny scenes. Will Rebecca find her niche in St. Louis? Maybe one can ‘go home again.’  – Jeff Morris Elizabeth Rohrbaugh is a writer and director, based in NYC. Her documentary The Perfect Victim was on the PBS series America Reframed, after premiering at the Hot Springs International Film Festival. The film won a Telly Award and was nominated for a Silver Gavel Award. Her short film Dylan saw a successful festival run and was named Vimeo Short Of The Week and a Vimeo Staff Pick. Rohrbaugh was a writer/ director at MTV, where she won an Emmy Award and multiple CTAM Awards. Her work has been featured on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, Glamour Magazine, Verily Magazine, Psychology Today, The Progressive, Indiewire, and the Feminist Current.

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Daniel Powell is the Emmy- and Peabody-winning co-creator and executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer. He was a writer and executive producer on the cult animated series Ugly Americans, which ran on Comedy Central from 2010-2012. Earlier in his career, he was an associate producer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a contributing writer to Robert Smigel’s TV Funhouse segments on Saturday Night Live, and a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City.

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COLD NOVEMBER Directed by Karl Jacob USA / 2017 / 91 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Bijou Abas Karl Jacob Anna Klemp Heidi Fellner Katie Mustard Karl Jacob Jessica Bergen Karl Jacob Benjamin Kasulke Pete Ohs Kubilay Üner

Approaching womanhood, 12-year-old Florence experiences her first deer hunt, a traditional rite-of-passage in her matriarchal family. Drawing on his own experiences growing up in Northern Minnesota, director Karl Jacob has crafted an intimate portrait of the familial ritual of hunting, a subject that tangentially dovetails with contemporary concerns regarding firearms. As in many world cultures where preordained ceremonies historically usher adolescents into adulthood, the protagonist in Cold November transforms from a child playing with a cardboard village to a seeker alone in the woods, desperate for comfort, aid and the attainment of an elusive goal. The exquisite performance of Bijou Abas as Florence, the stillness, and the evocative beauty of the landscape provide a gentle counterpoint to the real life shooting, skinning and dressing of the majestic kill. In a world where guns equate with war and terrorism, Cold November reminds us that one’s relationship with guns is completely different when they are used to provide nourishment.  – Ben F. Fischer Karl Jacob is an actor and filmmaker from northern Minnesota who currently splits his time between Minnesota and NYC. His co-directorial debut, Pollywogs, premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013. As an actor, he has worked with Julianne Moore and Michael Shannon in the Peter Sollett film Freeheld, Ben Kingsley and Sasha Baron Cohen on The Dictator, Joe Swanberg in three seasons of the IFC series Young American Bodies, and on Law and Order: SVU. His films have played at festivals throughout the world, including SXSW, LAFF, TCFF, Maryland FF, Tribeca, and Cucalorus. Onur Tukel’s Applesauce, which Jacob produced and acted in, premiered at Tribeca in 2015. Cold November, which received the Emerging Artist grant from the Jerome Foundation and is a 2016 IFP Narrative Lab film, is his debut feature as a solo writer-director.

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Karl Jacob, Peter Ohs, Bijou Abas

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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CRASH PAD Directed by Kevin Tent USA / 2107 / 95 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Domhnall Gleeson Thomas Haden Church Christina Applegate Nina Dobrev EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Alexander Payne Kevin Tent Dominic Ianno Jon Ferro Vicki Sotheran Greg Malcolm PRODUCERS William Horberg Lauren Bratman SCREENWRITER Jeremy Catalino CINEMATOGRAPHER Seamus Tierney PRODUCTION DESIGNER Brian Davie COMPOSER/MUSIC Rolfe Kent SOUND DESIGNER Hugh Wielenga

A hopeless romantic (Domhnall Gleeson) thinks he's found true love with an older woman (Christina Applegate) only to learn that she's married and their encounter was merely an instrument of revenge against her neglectful husband (Thomas Haden Church). Initially out for blood, the husband finds himself strangely sympathetic to the romantic's plight and decides the best way for the two of them to get revenge is by moving in together, cutting her out and living a bachelor's life. attending Los Angeles City College’s film school, Kevin Tent got his first BIO After break editing the film Not of This Earth for legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman. Simultaneously, Tent tapped into the emerging US independent film movement, cutting the underground hit Guncrazy, directed by Tamra Davis, and Citizen Ruth by director Alexander Payne (executive producer of Crash Pad). Tent has cut all of Payne’s movies since, including Election, Sideways, The Descendants (for which he received an Academy Award® nomination), and most recently, Downsizing. After his long and sordid career in editing, Tent makes his directorial debut with Crash Pad an Original Black List selected screenplay written by Jeremy Catalino.

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Kevin Tent, Bill Horberg

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DON’T COME BACK FROM THE MOON Directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung USA / 2017 / 84 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Jeff Wahlberg James Franco Rashida Jones Alyssa Elle Steinacker Henry Hopper EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Great Point Media PRODUCERS Jay Davis Lauren Hoekstra Vince Jolivette James Franco SCREENWRITERS Dean Bakopoulos Bruce Thierry Cheung CINEMATOGRAPHER Chananun Chotrungroj EDITOR Joe Murphy PRODUCTION DESIGNER Maki Takenouchi COMPOSER/MUSIC Johnny Jewel SOUND DESIGNER Scott Hirsch ANIMATOR Naoko Hara

In a rundown desert town, the men begin to vanish one by one, leaving their families to wonder where they have gone and will they return. Is this some sci-fi abduction? After one father’s cryptic note, the kids start referring to the disappearances as ‘going to the moon.’ The supernatural atmosphere persists, enhanced by soft grainy camera work and a discordant soundtrack, the town starting to look post-apocalyptic, with barren land, tumble-down buildings, and kids lolling about with no options or hope. The real reason for the absentee fathers, however, is more mundane. Lacking job opportunities, they seek greener pastures. At the center of it all is fifteen-year-old Mickey, juggling teenage tomfoolery, his love for another forsaken kid, and acting the grown-up, providing for his younger brother and now single mom. In this beautifully executed story, what choice will Mickey make: remain to rebuild his world, or leave to find his own future?  –Ben F. Fischer

Thierry Cheung is a filmmaker based in New York City. He is of BIO Bruce Vietnamese descent but was raised in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. As a former architect, he has sharpened a passionate eye for space, composition and movement. His short film, Each Moment is the Universe, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was a Vimeo Staff Pick. He received his MFA in Film from NYU, where he served as a department fellow and a teaching assistant for Spike Lee. His cinematography credits include the feature films The Adderall Diaries, Yosemite, In Dubious Battle, and Zeroville. He likes cooking bnh xo and thit kho. Don’t Come Back From the Moon is his feature film debut.

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Dean Bakopoulos SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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GIRL IN FLIGHT Directed by Sandra Vannucchi Italy, Switzerland / 2017 / 78 minutes In Italian with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Filippo Nigro Donatella Finocchiaro Lisa Ruth Andreozzi Emina Amatovic PRODUCERS Michael King Ruedi Gerber SCREENWRITERS Sandra Vannucchi Michael King CINEMATOGRAPHER Vladan Radovic EDITOR Osvaldo Bargero PRODUCTION DESIGNER Roberta Iaci COMPOSER/MUSIC Marcel Vaid SOUND DESIGNER Florian Eidenbenz

‘Almost 11-year-old’ Silvia’s home life is dominated by her mother’s depression. Hoping for a break, Silvia pleads for a family trip to Rome. But when her father backs down yet again, she takes off on her own from their home outside Florence to fulfill her dream. Fearless and open to everything, she falls in with 13-year-old Emina, a Gypsy girl who reluctantly takes Silvia under her wing. And so the adventure begins. In a story that confronts such universal themes as the struggles of family life disrupted by mental illness, as well as a child’s innocence in relation to an outcast ethnic group, Girl in Flight is a film of compassion and beauty. Shot in a Roma camp with resident non-actors by an award-winning cinematographer, this tender, captivating and emotional indie gem is based on events in first-time director Sandra Vannucchi’s real life. – Barbara Pokras, ACE Sandra Vannucchi was born and raised in Italy near Florence and received her B.F.A. in Film and Television from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has written and directed several short films, including Back Waters, winner of NYU’s Nestor Almendros Award, and Sunday Morning, broadcast on the Independent Film Channel and shown at the Festival Nazionale of Sansepolcro. Nick, her latest short, shot in Harlem New York, premiered at The Huesca International Film Festival in Spain and was shown at the Concorso Nazionale Valdarno Cinema, where it won the UNICA prize. Before shooting Girl in Flight, Vannucchi also worked as the writer’s assistant to David Chase, the creator and writer of The Sopranos.

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Sandra Vannucchi, Michael King

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HOLDEN ON Directed by Tamlin Hall USA / 2017 / 102 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Matthew Fahey Ross Thomas Steve Ellis Kelly Finley Greg Thompson EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Marius Haugan Phil Lebherz PRODUCERS Tamlin Hall Jamie Roberts James Cooney SCREENWRITER Tamlin Hall CINEMATOGRAPHER Adrian Pruett EDITORS John Quinn Brett Mazurek Tamlin Hall PRODUCTION DESIGNER Dan Hallimen COMPOSER/MUSIC Andrew Prahlow SOUND DESIGNER Jeffery Alan Jones

Holden On is the true story of a teen from the small town of LaGrange, Georgia, struggling with mental illness and addiction in the mid ‘90s. Holden Layfield was cheerful, popular, a star athlete, kind, and compassionate… and he had a dark secret: he suffered from schizophrenia. As his condition deteriorated and his attempt to selfmedicate turned into addiction, he disconnected from family and friends. On November 16, 1995, 19-year-old Holden committed suicide with a shotgun. Tamilin Hall was one of Holden’s schoolmates and in his phenomenal first film he shows that Holden’s life matters by exposing the stigma surrounding mental illness and encouraging those who are suffering to talk about it and seek help. His cinema verite style, iconic 90’s soundtrack, finely chosen cast, and obvious respect and empathy for his subject create a passionate testimonial to someone whose life was shattered before it even started. – Ben F. Fischer

Hall is an award-winning writer, filmmaker and founder of the nonprofit BIO Tamlin IAMHOLDENON. Hall is a coveted Humanitas Prize winner for television writing, receiving his MFA in screenwriting from UCLA. Prior to screenwriting at UCLA, Hall trained as an actor at The School at Steppenwolf, inside the world renowned Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL. Hall has recently been attached to direct a film adaptation of the extraordinary and inspirational #1 New York Times bestselling book, A Child Called It, which is based on a true story about one child’s unyielding courage to survive. The book has sold over 10 million copies and is the second most checked out book in libraries across America.

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Tamlin Hall

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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INFINITY BABY Directed by Bob Byington USA / 2017 / 70 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Kieran Culkin Kevin Corrigan Megan Mullally Martin Starr Nick Offerman Stu Bohart Christos V. Konstantakopoulos Onur Tukel Matthias Grunsky Kris Boustedt Aesop Rock

In this absurdist comedy set in the near-future, Ben, a perpetual dater who is incapable of committing to any relationship, portrayed in a wonderfully wacky

performance by Kieran Culkin, works for a company tasked with finding a forever home for genetically modified babies who don’t age, cry, eat or soil diapers. So-called ‘Infinity Babies’ are a stylistic choice for parents who don’t want the responsibilities of raising a child. But somewhere along the way, one of these care-free babies almost dies of neglect and one of our characters discovers a need and knack for parenting. Featuring such supporting comedic veterans as Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally (both from Parks and Recreation) and Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks, Silicon Valley), whose hilarious performances are essential to the whole, and assuredly directed by Bob Byington with beautiful black and white imagery, Infinity Baby is about trying to find our place in a world that is becoming increasingly artificial and the human relationships and connections that we hone along the way. – Evan Thomas  Bob Byington studied at UC Santa Cruz and at the University of Texas at Austin. Recent films include RSO [2008], Harmony and Me (2009) and 7 Chinese Brothers. He’s also acted in films by Hal Hartley, Alex Ross Perry, and Andrew Bujalski. His Somebody Up There Likes Me won the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.

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LAST FLAG FLYING Directed by Richard Linklater USA / 2017 / 119 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Steve Carell Bryan Cranston Laurence Fishburne EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Thomas Lee Wright PRODUCERS Ginger Sledge John Sloss SCREENWRITERS Richard Linklater Darryl Ponicsan CINEMATOGRAPHER Shane F. Kelly EDITOR Sandra Adair PRODUCTION DESIGNER Bruce Curtis COMPOSER/MUSIC Graham Reynolds SOUND DESIGNER Justin Hennard

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard Doc Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marines Sal (Bryan Cranston) and Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Richard Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, in July 1960. After moving to Austin and founding a film society after he dropped out of college, Linklater began making small-budget movies, with early notable films such as Slacker and Dazed and Confused generating a lot of buzz. Linklater has branched out at times into mainstream Hollywood fare, such as Bad News Bears and School of Rock, but he quickly retreated into quieter, more personal films like Before Sunset and Before Midnight, having been nominated for two Oscars, as well. In 2009, Linklater was honored with Woodstock Film Festival’s Honorary Maverick Award. 2014’s Boyhood received overwhelming critical praise for its storytelling and unique process. In addition to receiving Oscar nominations, both the film and Linklater himself won Golden Globes in 2015.

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SHOWING AT ROSENDALE THEATRE WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE

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THE LIGHT OF THE MOON Directed by Jessica M. Thompson USA / 2017 / 94 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Stephanie Beatriz Michael Stahl-David Conrad Ricamora Catherine Curtin Cara Loften EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Stephanie Beatriz Alex Cirillo Andrea Cirillo R. Burns Carl Cook Gail Hili Dani Faith Leonard Raymond K. Javdan, Esq. A. Kuksal Sreekanth Middela PRODUCERS Carlo Velayo Jessica M. Thompson Michael Cuomo SCREENWRITER Jessica M. Thompson CINEMATOGRAPHER Autumn Eakin EDITOR Jessica M. Thompson PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lauren Helms COMPOSER/MUSIC David Torn SOUND DESIGNER Darin Hallinan

Walking home alone late at night after drinks with friends, listening to music on her headphones and unaware of her surroundings, a young woman is accosted and dragged into a dingy, Brooklyn alleyway. She is brutally beaten and violently raped. Staggering home to the apartment she shares with her boyfriend, the trauma becomes her new reality. Bonnie’s story is, sadly, not unique. While she admits to being mugged, deep shame prevents her from disclosing the rape to her caring co-workers and concerned Latina mother. Meanwhile, her sympathetic boyfriend Matt is guilt-ridden because he wasn’t there to protect her. As Bonnie struggles to regain her sense of self and rages at Matt’s well-meaning attentiveness, we question if one can heal while avoiding the truth. From the impersonal rape kit to the fruitless attempt to identify the rapist, director Jessica Thompson’s compassionate and engaging filmmaking deftly guides us through the psyche of the victim. - Barbara Pokras, ACE Jessica M. Thompson is an Emmy-nominated Australian filmmaker who lives in New York City. She studied acting at three major drama schools in Australia before attending film school in Sydney, where she met Carlo Velayo. They quickly formed a formidable filmmaking duo and have made several award-winning short films together, including Hike, Percepio and Across the Pond. In 2011, Thompson founded Stedfast Productions, a collective of visual storytellers. As an film editor, she has worked with twice Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus, and on the Sundance-winning film Watchers of the Sky. Thompson also edited Cheryl Furjanic’s award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary Back on Board: Greg Louganis, which recently premiered on HBO. The Light of the Moon is Thompson’s long-awaited feature directorial debut.

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REVENGEANCE Directed by Bill Plympton USA / 2016 / 76 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCER SCREENWRITER CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITOR COMPOSER/MUSIC SOUND DESIGNER CHARACTER DESIGN

Jim Lujan Marco Milone Schortcut Films Wendy Cong Zhao Jim Lujan Bill Plympton Sandrine Plympton Sam Welch Jim Lujan Weston Fonger Jim Lujan

Revengeance is the animated story of a low-rent bounty hunter named Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse, who gets entangled in a web of danger when he is hired by ex-biker/ex-wrestler turned U.S. Senator Deathface to find a girl who stole a package. The 8th hand-drawn animated feature film from master animator Bill Plympton, it is the first collaboration between Plympton and his creative partner, writer/artist Jim Lujan, who together bring us this new outstanding animated work.  Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Underground animation veteran Jim Lujan co-created Revengeance with Plympton, supplying the story, designs, script, and music, and voicing many of the characters.

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Q&A PARTICIPANT *subject to change

Bill Plympton SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE ROSENDALE THEATRE

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Fri Oct 13  11:30am Sat Oct 14  3:00pm

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THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE Directed by Ari Gold USA / 2017 / 101 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Rory Culkin Robert Sheehan Mary Beth Peil Elizabeth Peña Isabelle McNally EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Anne Bernstein Garrett Fennelly PRODUCERS Michael Bederman Zak Kilberg Allison Carter Ari Gold SCREENWRITERS Ari Gold Elizabeth Bull CINEMATOGRAPHER Eric Lin EDITORS Todd Holmes Gabriel Wrye PRODUCTION DESIGNER Ada Smith COMPOSER/MUSIC Ethan Gold SOUND DESIGNER Eli Cohn

In this lyrical ode to nostalgia, time and place play an important role alongside the exceptionally strong cast. Set circa 1990 in the resort town Sway Lake, temperamental Ollie (Rory Culkin) and his duplicitous Russian friend (Robert Sheehan), visit his ancestral home to search for a rare record album collected by Ollie’s late father. There they face his icy grandmother (Mary Beth Peil) and distressed helper (Elizabeth Peña). Haunted by his father’s ghost, Ollie is driven to find the record as a keepsake, while his grandmother is similiarly searching, planning to sell it. In a complex story of loyalty, betrayal, love, and intrigue, set against a backdrop of big band sounds and raucous teens cavorting on the lake, we encounter both the falling apart and coming together of the players in what is an atypical boy-meets-girl (and boy-meets-woman) summer romance, with full-on family dysfunction. The Song of Sway Lake is an impressive character study of everyone involved.  – Ben F. Fischer Ari Gold is a student Oscar-winning writer, director and artist whose films are linked by musical and environmental themes. He directed the cult comedy Adventures of Power and dozens of award-winning shorts and videos that have been presented everywhere from Sundance to Karlovy-Vary. He also directed the Woodstock award-winning short film Helicopter, about his mother’s death, which he is now expanding into a feature film with psychomagic advice from Alejandro Jodorowsky. His next major project, currently in development, is an action-adventure series.

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Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull, Ethan Gold, Michael Bederman

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THE SOUNDING Directed by Catherine Eaton

Why would a woman living on a remote Maine island choose to not speak? The

USA / 2017 / 93 minutes

Sounding is a beautifully envisioned film that explores this psychological mystery. With a hint of an Oliver Sachs case, the story of Liv (portrayed by director Catherine Eaton) eerily unfolds. After the death of her grandfather, a renowned neurologist who raised her, Liv, who has been silent for years, begins to speak in a language disquietingly her own. But when a driven neurologist, recruited to protect her, instead commits Liv to a psychiatric hospital, the once sedate woman becomes a full-blown rebel. In a scenario that ebbs and flows from harsh to tender, romance to violence, Liv’s refusal to conform threatens to keep her locked up forever. A film as earnest as its protagonist, The Sounding is a voice for those who have the courage to be different. – Jeff Morris Catherine Eaton is a director, writer, actor, and producer. She directed, co-wrote and performed in her debut feature The Sounding, featuring Harris Yulin and Teddy Sears, based on her short film featuring Frankie Faison (The Wire, Luke Cage).The Sounding has won Festival Grand Prizes, Best Feature Awards from audiences and juries, and various other honors. Eaton is developing two original series for television, both finalists for the Sundance Labs. She received a Tribeca Through Her Lens Filmmaker award, and was also recently selected to participate in Show-Runner Ryan Murphy’s prestigious Half Foundation Program for Television Directors. She is a freelance producer and shares an Emmy for her work with Bloomberg TV. As an actor, Eaton has performed on Broadway, across the country and on screen. Eaton has lectured on directing at Harvard, is on the leadership team of Film Fatales, and a member of NYWIFT, SAG/AFTRA and AEA.

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Teddy Sears Harris Yulin Frankie Faison Erin Darke Catherine Eaton EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Rebecca Skloot Braxton Pope David Knott Bruno Lyra Stavroula Toska PRODUCERS Caitlin Gold Jessica Vale SCREENWRITERS Bryan Delaney Catherine Eaton CINEMATOGRAPHER David Kruta EDITOR Marco Perez PRODUCTION DESIGNER Rocio Gimenez COMPOSER/MUSIC Siddhartha Khosla SOUND DESIGNER James Foster Jacob Cammita

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Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change Catherine Eaton, Caitlin Gold,

Jessica Vale, Bryan Delaney SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS I RHINEBECK

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THE SQUARE Directed by Ruben Östlund Sweden, Germany, France Denmark / 2017 / 145 minutes In Swedish and Danish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Claes Bang Elisabeth Moss Dominic West Erik Hemmendorff Ruben Östlund Fredrik Wenzel Jacob Secher Schulsinger Ruben Östlund

Christian is a sophisticated, liberal and respected curator of a contemporary art museum who is about to launch a daring new exhibit titled The Square, when in a blink of an eye, everything changes. One minute a successful man in control of his life and his surroundings, Christian becomes a victim of a theft of his wallet and phone and is pulled into a whirlpool of events that gets increasingly bizarre before his life regains balance. A rich and entertaining satire that takes on the Swedish art scene, politics and human nature, The Square boasts stellar performances by Claes Bang as Christian and Elizabeth Moss as Anne, as it takes you on a ride through individual and societal behavior. As an avid skier, Ruben Östlund directed ski films for five years, until his mid 20s, testifying to his taste for long sequence shots. He went on to study film at the University of Gothenburg, where he developed his knowledge of constructed and well thought out sequence shots that has continued to evolve through all his films. His work is best described as humorous and accurate observations of human social behavior, film blended with sociology. His last three feature films have premiered in Cannes and his latest film, Turist, won the Uncertain Regard Jury Prize in 2014. It was distributed in over 75 territories and became a theatrical box-office success. In addition, Ostlund is a professor of film at the Academy of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden. The Square is his fifth feature film.

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THE STRANGE ONES Directed by Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein

Two travelers, a young man and a boy, appear to be on an adventure across an undefined remote American landscape. (In fact, this unnamed place is the Hudson Valley,

USA / 2016 / 81 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Alex Pettyfer James Freedson-Jackson Emily Althaus Sébastien Aubert Ricky Blumenstein Christopher Radcliff Lauren Wolkstein Todd Banhazl Rob Lowry

including Woodstock.) We assume they are two brothers on vacation, yet something feels off kilter. Who are these fellows and what are they after? The outstanding performances in this atmospheric thriller are a tour de force and the unforeseeable events furnish unsettling suspense. The often wet, blurry landscape, the repetitive background sounds of nature, and the determined facial expressions of the duo — one moment tender, hostile the next, with a guarded innocence on the face of the boy who falsely calls himself Jeremiah — coalesce into unease as we fear for the boy’s safety. Even when circumstances become dire, their relationship remains enigmatic as Jeremiah accepts the aid of sympathetic strangers without revealing the true nature of their connection.  – Ben F. Fischer Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein are NYC-based filmmakers best known for their award-winning short films, including The Strange Ones, Jonathan’s Chest, Social Butterfly, and Cigarette Candy, which have screened at hundreds of film festivals worldwide ,including Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, AFI Fest, and more. Their first feature film, The Strange Ones (an adaptation of their short film of the same name) premiered at SXSW 2017.

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Lauren Wolkstein, Christopher Radcliff

SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE ROSENDALE THEATRE

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A HAND OF BRIDGE Directed by David Miller and Frank Borin USA / 2017 / 15 minutes A micro-opera in which two couples reveal their innermost desires, fears and fantasies while playing bridge. EAST COAST P R EM I ER E

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STUCK Directed by Michael Berry USA / 2017 / 87 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Giancarlo Esposito Amy Madigan Ashanti Arden Cho Omar Chaparro Gerard Canonico EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ashanti Kevin Hearst PRODUCER Mike Witherill SCREENWRITER Michael Berry (based on the play by Riley Thomas) CINEMATOGRAPHER Luke Geissbuhler EDITORS Jimmy Hill Elisa Cohen Lucy Donaldson PRODUCTION DESIGNER Maggie Ruder COMPOSERS/MUSIC Riley Thomas Tim Young Ben Maughan SOUND DESIGNER David Van Slyke Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change

Michael Berry, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Young, Gerard Canonico

Visit www.imdb.com/title/tt3696610 SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAHOUSE

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Trapped together on a stalled New York City subway car, six strangers confront their assumptions of one another under the scrutinizing eye of a mysterious homeless man, authentically played by Giancarlo Esposito. A musical for modern times, Stuck counterbalances its claustrophobic setting with impassioned songs and fully realized characters, each vocalizing their stories through memory and fantasy. The talented cast (which includes Ashanti, Amy Madigan, Tim Young, Aden Cho, Omar Chapparo, Gerard Canonico, and Reyna de Courcy) leaps through the screen and grips us with the realization that each of us carries some silent burden waiting to be proclaimed. The Manhattan underground is eerie and cold as a backdrop to the songs and stories, allowing Stuck to truly come alive through its characters. As they reveal their histories, struggles and prejudices, they also recognize their shared experiences, breaking the barriers between strangers on an urban metro. – Colton Cox Michael Berry, an actor, writer and director of stage and film, most recently completed production on the feature film Stuck, which he directed and adapted from the stage play by Riley Thomas. Prior to Stuck, Berry directed and co-wrote the feature film Frontera, with Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Amy Madigan, and Aden Young. Other film projects include two multi-award winning short films, Mira and Day of the Grackle. As an actor, Berry was last seen on Broadway as an original cast member of the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize-winning Next To Normal. Other Broadway and national tour credits include: Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, The Who’s Tommy, and Mamma Mia. Off Broadway, Berry appeared as Starbuck in a critically acclaimed production of Moby Dick, and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for best featured actor in a play.

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KICKOFF NIGHT PERFORMANCE Operatic soprano Sarah Joy Miller starts the evening. Following the Stuck Q&A, cast members Giancarlo Esposito, Gerard Canonico and Tim Young will perform some of the score.

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SUBMISSION Directed by Richard Levine USA / 2017 / 107 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Stanley Tucci Addison Timlin Kyra Sedgwick Janeane Garofalo Ritchie Coster EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Robert Halmi Jr Jim Reeve PRODUCERS Jared Ian Goldman Wren Arthur SCREENWRITER Richard Levine CINEMATOGRAPHER Hillary Spera EDITOR Jennifer Lee PRODUCTION DESIGNER Sara K White COMPOSER/MUSIC Jeff Russo SOUND DESIGNER Ruy Garcia

Ted Swenson is a published author working as a creative writing professor, with a comfortable marriage and a passion for his work. But as the guidance he provides to a gifted student intensifies, Submission, based on the bestselling novel Blue Angel, by Hudson Valley resident Francine Prose, delves into a deeper story, exploring such issues as creative envy and the pressure of personal expectations, as Swenson tries to navigate the slippery slope from teacher to Guru, admirer to manipulator. Director Richard Levine delivers a suspenseful human drama mixed with a risque blend of comedy, making the film entertaining and compelling. Honest and authentic, with gifted leading actors Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin carrying the film, supported by Kyra Sedgwick and Janeane Garafolo who deliver critical roles, Submission is a biting commentary on political correctness, gender politics and the witnessing of a decent man setting his life aflame.  – Monique Ray Richard Levine most recently wrote and produced the Amazon pilot The Interestings, directed by Mike Newell. He was a writer, director and executive producer of the Golden Globe winning series Nip/Tuck for all of its seven seasons, as well as the Golden Globe-nominate series Boss, starring Kelsey Grammer. He wrote for and produced the Golden Globe-nominated Masters of Sex and co-created the ABC series Scoundrels, starring Virginia Madsen. Levine graduated from Juilliard and in addition to being a playwright, he wrote and directed the feature film Every Day, starring Liev Schreiber, Helen Hunt, Eddie Izzard, and Brian Dennehy. It was a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

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Richard Levine, Francine Prose

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THEY Directed by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh USA, Qatar / 2017 / 80 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Rhys Fehrenbacher Koohyar Hosseini Nicole Coffineau Norma Moruzzi Diana Torres EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Joe Klest Jane Campion Bic Tran Patty West PRODUCERS Zoe Sua Cho Simone Ling SCREENWRITER Anahita Ghazvinizadeh CINEMATOGRAPHER Carolina Costa EDITORS Anahita Ghazvinizadeh Dean Gonzalez PRODUCTION DESIGNER Yong Ok Lee COMPOSER/MUSIC Vincent Gillioz SOUND DESIGNER Tom Haigh

In this succinct, enchanting look at modern-day identity issues, writer-director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s They tenderly follows FOC US fourteen-year-old J, who goes by the pronoun ‘they,’ during a crucial three-day time span. J lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago and

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is exploring their gender identity, all the while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty. After two years of medication and therapy, J has to make a decision whether or not to transition. Over a long weekend while their parents are away, J’s sister Lauren and her Iranian friend/partner Araz arrive to take care of they. With a haunting central performance by Rhys Fehrenbacher, the film is refreshingly non-judgmental in a way rarely seen in real life, much less on screen. – Monique Ray Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, born in 1989 in Tehran, Iran, received her BFA in film from Tehran University of Art and her MFA in studio arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. When the Kid Was a Kid, Needle and The Baron in the Trees form the trilogy of short films she directed, with her children as the main characters. Childhood and parenthood, family theater and exploring notions of growth and gender identity are the main themes of these works. She is the winner of Cinefondation First Prize at Cannes and the Silver Hugo at the Chicago Film Festival, among other awards. Ghazvinizadeh was selected as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Filmmaking in 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine. Her feature debut, They, premiered as an official selection of the 2017 Festival de Cannes.

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Anahitz Gazvinizadeh, Zoe Sua Cho, Simone Ling SHOWING AT ROSENDALE THEATRE

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TIME TRAP Directed by Mark Dennis and Ben Foster USA / 2017 / 87 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Cassidy Gifford Reiley McClendon Brianne Howey Andrew Wilson Olivia Draguicevich EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ben Foster Stephen Ricci James Costa PRODUCERS Ben Foster Mark Dennis Zachary Matz SCREENWRITER Mark Dennis CINEMATOGRAPHER Mike Simpson PRODUCTION DESIGNER Madison Fisk COMPOSER/MUSIC Xiaotian Shi SOUND DESIGNERS Matt Davies Jon Lyga Maverick Yadao ANIMATORS Vlad Leschinski Artem Miroshin Matt Bramante Andrew Lewittin

The Premise: A group of archeology students, searching for their missing teacher, become trapped inside a mysterious cave where time passes at a different pace than in the outside world. The Realization: A time-bending science fiction adventure that is smart, entertaining and grips you from start to finish. Using a simple notion of time passing faster outside than inside the cave, what initially starts out as a straightforward rescue expedition soon becomes a spooky sci-fi mystery fraught with alarming threats and unforeseen twists and turns around every corner, making it impossible to guess what’s coming next. Danger imperils the lives of the characters and threatens their ability to return home. Will they be saved despite their ineptness? With an animated cast portraying the somewhat dysfunctional rescue team, Time Trap is a clever, fast-paced ride packed with imagination and fun. Suitable for children who aren’t easily scared and adults who long to still be kids.  – Ben F. Fischer  Texas filmmaking duo Ben Foster and Mark Dennis team up once again for the sci-fi adventure film Time Trap. Together the two previously directed Strings, a film that was recognized at festivals around the United States, including the Breckenridge Festival of Film. Packing Time Trap with imaginative thrills, co-directors Dennis and Foster have fashioned a fantastically fun adventure flick.

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Mark Dennis, Ben Foster, Zachary Matz

SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE

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THE TRAVELLER Directed by Hadi Ghandour Lebanon-France / 2016 / 100 minutes In Lebanese-French with English subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Rodrigue Sleiman Aida Sabra Donia Eden Romy Melhem Pierre Alam Hilmi Ghandour Stevan Lee Mraovitch Romain Richard Hadi Ghandour Saro Varjabedian Bruno Lefevre Julian Cassia

Adnan is a dreamer at odds with himself: a Lebanese travel agent who can describe the romances of the world to his clients, but has never left his own country. So when the opportunity arises for him to attend a business conference in Paris, he packs his suitcase and flies out, only to find himself tempted by a culture that challenges his sense of loyalty — both to family and nation. Wide-eyed in the City of Love, Adnan is seduced by Paris one moment, then drawn back to Lebanon the next, with worried phone calls from his wife counterbalancing his European enticements. As Adnan wonders where his heart truly lies, we are charmed by his emotional tug-of-war, stuck between a lifetime of caution and his latent yearnings. The Traveller is thoughtful and sweet, and Adnan, played with buoyancy by Rodrigue Sleiman, brings levity as his character stumbles into an unfamiliar world. – Colton Cox Born in Amman, Jordan, Hadi Ghandour is a Lebanese/Belgian writer/director who grew up between Brussels, Beirut and US. After graduating from the prestigious University of Southern California, Ghandour produced and directed numerous feature-length documentaries across the United States that were broadcast on international television networks. His international career later took him to Dubai and Egypt, where he worked as Head of TV Production with the Maktoob Group. Ghandour received his Masters in Film from the London Film School and has written and directed several short films. Love After Sunrise played at numerous international film festivals and was awarded several prizes, including the Jury Award for Best Short Film at the United Film Festival in New York. In addition to his debut feature film, Le Voyageur, Ghandour also co-wrote the screenplay for director Ruben Amars next film.

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Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change Hadi Ghandour, Stevan Lee Mraovitch

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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US AND THEM Directed by Joe Martin United Kingdom / 2017 / 83 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Jack Roth Tim Bentinck Andrew Tiernan Sophie Colquhoun EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jeremy Sokel PRODUCER Danielle Clark SCREENWRITE Joe Martin CINEMATOGRAPHER Stefan Mitchell EDITOR Joe Martin PRODUCTION DESIGNER Niina Topp COMPOSER/MUSIC Vanesa Lorena Tate SOUND DESIGNER Vanesa Lorena Tate

Three rough and tumble British lads, intent on making a grand and brutish public statement on economic inequality in the UK, use one upper crust family as their sacrificial lamb. When disenfranchised Danny (Jack Roth) confronts wealthy banker, Conrad (Tim Bentinck), he plans to teach him a lesson he’ll never forget. When daughter Philippa comes home with her supposed boyfriend, her parents are shocked to see he is from the ‘wrong’ social class. They soon learn he is an imposter and thus begins this wild ride of a home invasion thriller. Tensions escalate as the intruders hold the family hostage and force the father to choose between wife and daughter in a game of Russian roulette. Danny’s seething anger is palpable and only countered by Conrad’s attitude toward privilege and entitlement. Briskly paced with wonderful acting, this well-crafted film is on the pulse of sociopolitical strife in the UK and reflects the current political unrest worldwide.  – Gene Fischer Joe Martin was supposed to work on the railways like the rest of his family, but avoided getting a proper job and went to film school instead. The writer/director has won awards from the Royal Television Society, had a film in the top 5 of the itunes documentary chart, was named a young ‘hotshot’ by UK trade paper Broadcast, and screened in competition at Tribeca. Us and Them, his feature fiction debut which he wrote, directed and edited, had its world premiere at SXSW.

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Joe Martin

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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WATERBOYS Directed by Robert Jan Westdijk The Netherlands / 2016 / 93 minutes In Dutch and English with Subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Leopold Witte Tim Linde Helen Belbin Julie McLellan The Waterboys Maarten van der Ven Robert Jan Westdijk Robert Jan Westdijk Alex Wuijts Ruben van der Hammen Robert Jan Westdijk The Waterboys Maarten Vos

PRODUCERS SCREENWRITER CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITORS COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Not your typical father/son bonding experience, a middle-aged crime novelist with a soft spot for the ladies and his awkward 20 year old son, both dumped by their partners at the same time, embark on a trip from Amsterdam to Edinburgh on the pretext of a publicity tour. Their strained relationship and personal demons begin to heal with the aid of two local women, while the music of the renowned (Dutch) band The Waterboys serves as the catalyst for the individual turning points of the two men. A double coming-of-age film, Waterboys is a warm and amusing story of an estranged father who needed to be shaken up from his revelry and endless playboy adventures and do some growing up, and a son who had to learn to take life less seriously. Despite the levity, this charming and easy-going comedy is a movie of surprising depth. – Svetlana Krotek Dutch filmmaker Robert Jan Westdijk burst onto the scene in 1995 with his debut Zusje. This independently produced film won the Best Film award at the Netherlands Film Festival and went on to win twelve awards at film festivals around the world. In the following years, he made four more feature films that were successful at the Dutch box office and amassed a total of eight national Dutch film awards and eleven nominations. But after shooting the thriller The Dinner Club, he took a break from filmmaking in search of a new balance and purpose. The result was Waterboys, his most personal and heartfelt film to date, which was welcomed with unanimous four star reviews by the Dutch film press when it was released in the final weeks of 2016.

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Robert Jan Westdijk

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WHAT CHILDREN DO Directed by Dean Peterson USA / 2017 / 86 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Nicole Rodenburg Grace Rex John Early Josh Ruben Alex Rennie PRODUCERS Ariana Janetakis Liz Zwiebel SCREENWRITER Dean Peterson CINEMATOGRAPHER Darin Quan EDITOR Dean Peterson PRODUCTION DESIGNER Mike Hatgistavrou COMPOSER/MUSIC Jared Horne SOUND DESIGNER Jay Pellizzi

Estranged sisters Amy and Shannon return to their hometown in upstate New York to care for their dying grandmother. After not speaking for three years, and knowing little about each other’s current lives, they come face-to-face with lingering childhood resentments, all the while trying to put aside the past to come together for Nana. With the kind of comedy that only sibling rivalry can generate, the failed actress and bored librarian sisters come across old flames, over-zealous pastors and overdue DVDs, as they work to heal their relationship with each other and the town they grew up in (Woodstock, that is!).  – Monique Ray Dean Peterson is a filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY. In 2009, he made his debut feature film, Incredibly Small, which premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in London, went on to play at over 30 festivals across the US and Europe ,and has been viewed over 64,000 times online. He also made the short films Ving Rhames, Sea Beach Local, Stop Telling Women To Smile, and Killing Baldacci.

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Dean Peterson

SHOWING AT ORPHEUM THEATRE WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE

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58 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide 59 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie

60 A Symphony of Hope 61 Against All Odds: The Fight

for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert

62 Arthur Miller: Writer 63 Bean 64 Becoming Who I Was 65 Bombshell:

The Hedy Lamarr Story

66 The Chocolate Case 67 The Cycle (America Divided) 68 Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution 69 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold 70 La Chana 71 The Last Pig 72 Mary Janes: The Women of Weed 73 My Name is Pedro 74 Nat Bates For Mayor 75 The Organizer 76 Ram Dass, Going Home 77 The Rape Of Recy Taylor 78 Roll With Me 79 Sammy Davis, Jr.:

Just in

This is Congo Directed by Daniel McCabe DROC, USA, Canada / 2017 / 91 minutes In English, French, Swahili, Lingala with subtitles Upstate Films II Rhinebeck Thur Oct 12 7:30pm This is Congo provides an immersive and unfiltered look into the world’s longest continuing conflict and those who are surviving within it.

I’ve Gotta Be Me

80 Shingal, Where Are You? 81 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 82 Thank You For Coming 83 This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous 84 To A More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor 85 To the Edge of the Sky 2017

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32 PILLS: My Sister’s Suicide Directed by Hope Litoff USA / 2017 / 86 minutes MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

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Sheila Nevins for HBO Dan Cogan Regina K. Scully Beth Levison Daniel B. Gold Toby Shimin T. Griffin

How do you deal with the material objects left behind when you lose someone you love? Gifted photographer and artist Ruth Litoff, plagued by a lifetime of mental illness, committed suicide in 2008. It took her sister Hope six years to empty the packed storage bin. “I feel like I’ve trapped her in there,” says Hope. In an intimate, riveting and brutally honest film that delicately balances art and mental illness, director Hope Litoff — obsessed with the need to understand her sister’s madness and struggling with the guilt of not being able to save her — organizes the vast collection of exquisite photographs that share space with mountains of prescription medicines, journals and stuffed animals. Nearly devoured by her own demons, Hope works tirelessly to fulfill her sister’s final wish: that her work be seen by the world. 32 Pills is an extraordinary piece of filmmaking, beseeching us to empathize with Hope as she faces this daunting task. – Barbara Pokras, ACE Hope Litoff, director, is a 20-year veteran film editor. 32 Pills is her directorial debut. She began her career assisting filmmakers such as Ken Burns and Stephen Ives on The West, as well as Miss America, directed by Lisa Ades (PBS) and Blue Vinyl, directed by Judith Helfand and Dan Gold (HBO). She went on to edit such verite projects as: Keeper Of The Cohen, director David Gaynes, College Boys Live, director George O’Donnell, and Seeing Sally, director Peter Goodman, all of which played in multiple film festivals. Her television credits include Chasing The Crown (We), The Well Seasoned Traveler, director George Billard (A&E), and Indie Sex, director Lisa Ades (IFP). Litoff lives and works in New York City.

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Hope Litoff

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40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: The Magic Music Movie Directed by Lee Aronsohn USA / 2017 / 100 minutes MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PRODUCERS CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITOR

Lee Aronsohn Lisa Haisha Fleur Saville Jeff Jampol Dean Cornish Kyle Vorbach

Boulder, Colorado, much like Woodstock, NY, was a mecca for peace, love and music in the 60s and 70s. Fresh out of the Woodstock Concert era, a band of hippies, with a sound reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the Grateful Dead, was roaming around Boulder, playing wherever they could and winning a dedicated following. Among those fans was university student Lee Aronsohn, who was deeply affected by the band, tracking them everywhere and memorizing their songs. Although the musicians played two of the earliest Telluride Bluegrass Festivals, they broke up in 1976 without ever releasing an album. Decades later, that same student, now a successful television producer (The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men) set out to find the scattered members of Boulder’s most influential and elusive jam band, Magic Music, hoping to get them to play one last show. This is his and their story. Indeed, a magical one.  – Sveltana Krotek Television producer Lee Aronsohn is credited for work on shows such as The Love Boat, Murphy Brown, Cybill, and is best known as one of the creative minds behind television’s beloved hit sitcoms Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. A University of Colorado alum, Aronsohn traveled back to Boulder for the first time in 40 years to tell the story of Magic Music, his first feature length documentary.

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Lee Aronsohn

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A SYMPHONY OF HOPE Directed by Brian Weidling USA, Haiti / 2017 / 87 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Father Tom Hagan Jimmy Belabre Christopher Lennertz EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Brian Weidling PRODUCER Brian Weidling Christopher Lennertz SCREENWRITER Brian Weidling CINEMATOGRAPHER Ed Gutentag EDITOR Chris Ross Leong Brian Weidling Brendan Merrill COMPOSERS/MUSIC Christopher Lennertz Nathan Barr Tyler Bates David Kitay Jeff Beal Christophe Beck Deborah Lurie Bruce Broughton Lisbeth Scott George S. Clinton Pete Seibert Theodore Shapiro Elia Cmiral Ed Shearmur Don Davis John Swihart John Debney Brian Tyler Randy Edelman Michael Wandmacher Andrew Gross Timothy Michael Wynn Dave Grusin Marvin Hamlisch Christopher Young SOUND DESIGNER Keith Ukrisna

In the wake of the catastrophic 2010 Haitian earthquake, composer Christopher Lennertz, inspired by his friendship with Hands Together founders Father Tom Hagan and Doug Campbell, thought to use music to reignite hope. Starting with a Haitian folk theme, Lennertz enlisted 25 award-winning Hollywood composers to create a symphony, writing sections sequentially, like a musical chain-letter. With composers of such films as Jurassic Park 3, Wonder Boys and Passion of the Christ, the music of live studio sessions is woven into a whole piece by filmmaker Brian Weidling incorporating documentary footage of Haiti from its revolutionary beginnings, to the disaster, then its aftermath as Haitians rebuild their homes, and finally, a future of hope. Full of humanity, A Symphony of Hope confirms the importance of art, music and culture to reconstruct a country in crisis and affirms that the world is built stronger by people working hand in hand. – Colton Cox A native of Hillsborough, NJ, Brian Weidling is a graduate of Emerson College, where he studied television and film producing. He started his professional career assisting the head of business and legal affairs at Mutual Film Company on critically acclaimed films such as Saving Private Ryan, A Simple Plan and The Truman Show. In 2003, Weidling produced and directed The Goal — Claudio Reyna, a four-year odyssey following the US men’s soccer team captain’s journey through the 2002 World Cup in South Korea. The film was narrated by Robert Duvall and his company critically acclaimed by Sports Illustrated as ˝a soccer nut’s dream.˝ In August 2012, his company Tumbleweed Entertainment released Speak theatrically to critical acclaim. Speak followed the journey of the finalists for the World Championship of Public Speaking. Weidling is currently in production directing a film about a boy with a genetic disorder who has lived his entire life in bed.

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AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Fight for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert Directed by Bob Herbert USA / 2016 / 76 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Elijah Cummings Alvin Poussaint Isabel Wilkerson Angela Glover Blackwell Marc Morial EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sally Roy Judy Doctoroff O’Neill PRODUCERS Tom Casciato Sam Aleshinloye Reniqua Allen SCREENWRITER Bob Herbert CINEMATOGRAPHER Jeff Hutchens EDITORS Sikay Tang Emir Lewis PRODUCTION DESIGNER Dale Robbins COMPOSER/MUSIC Victor Goines

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Bob Herbert, Sally Roy

A disappearing middle class is one of the hot button political issues of the day, but middle class black Americans are the hardest hit. Celebrated veteran journalist Bob Herbert takes us on an illuminating journey through American history, relating the past to the present through rare archival footage and in-depth interviews with some of the most influential thinkers of our time, effectively making the point that the American Dream, through its very design, is systematically and deliberately kept out of reach of black families. Precise, affecting and eye opening, Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert drives the point home that we still have a long way to go before true economic equality is realized, while shedding light on our socioeconomic system that is disproportionately working against black Americans. However, as Bob Herbert says, “There are no barriers that can’t be overcome. When dreams remain unrealized, it simply means the fight goes on.” – Evan Thomas  Bob Herbert is the director and executive editor of Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class. He’s the author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, published by Doubleday, and the moderator of Bob Herbert’s OP-ED.TV, a weekly interview program on CUNY-TV. For nearly 20 years, Herbert was an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, writing about politics, urban affairs and social trends. Previously, he worked at The Daily News as general assignment reporter, national correspondent, consumer affairs editor, city hall bureau chief, and city editor, and ultimately became a columnist and a member of the editorial board. In addition to newspaper work, Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC News. He has won numerous awards, including the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for distinguished newspaper writing and the Ridenhour Courage Prize for the “fearless articulation of unpopular truths.”

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ARTHUR MILLER: Writer Directed by Rebecca Miller USA / 2017 / 102 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Arthur Miller Rebecca Miller Inge Morath Kermit Miller Joan Copeland EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sheila Nevins Nancy Abraham Isabel Henderson PRODUCERS Damon Cardasis Cindy Tolan CINEMATOGRAPHER Ellen Kuras EDITOR David Bartner COMPOSER/MUSIC Michael Rohatyn

Arthur Miller: Writer is an intimate portrait of the great American playwright and social critic, Arthur Miller, from the unique perspective of an award-winning filmmaker — his daughter, Rebecca Miller. The film contains material never before seen by the public, including in-depth interviews and home-movie style glimpses into Miller’s persona, quite different from the face that was presented in formal interviews and to the press. Rebecca Miller opens the door to the man behind the icon, delves into the roots of his life as an artist and explores his character — both its strengths and its weaknesses. Rebecca Miller has written and directed six feature films: Angela, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Trophy and Cinematography Award and the Gotham Award; Personal Velocity, winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award; The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Catherine Keener; The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, starring Robin Wright, Alan Arkin and Keanu Reeves; Maggie’s Plan, starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore; and Arthur Miller: Writer, a documentary. Her books Personal Velocity, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and Jacob’s Folly have been published in over thirty countries.

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Rebecca Miller

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BEAN Directed by Emilie Bunnell USA / 2017 / 66 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Alana Duran Lori Interlicchio EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Cheryl Horner Molly McEwan PRODUCER Emilie Bunnell EDITOR Molly McEwan

Lori and Alana were a perfect match on Tinder and quickly became best friends and lovers. Soon after, Lori discovered that Alana,

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FOC U S a bright and endearing young woman suffering from Lupus, with her kidneys failing, was facing an uncertain but abbreviated lifetime of daily dialysis and myriad health issues. When Lori learns that she’s the perfect kidney donor match, she doesn’t hesitate to offer her healthy “bean.” An athlete and cheerleader, Lori knows the sacrifice means she won’t be able to study kickboxing or martial arts. But if the transplant succeeds, Alana’s life expectancy could be doubled or tripled. Is it love, foolishness or the ultimate act of selflessness on Lori’s part? “What if the relationship ends?” asks Alana. “No matter what, you’ll always have a piece of me — what’s mine is yours.” How do you repay someone for something like this? “You don’t,” says Lori. “It’s a gift,” summing up what the film itself is to its viewer.  – Barbara Pokras, ACE Emilie Bunnell is a first-time director and passionate storyteller. After receiving her BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Alabama, Bunnell moved to New York City where she has worked for the past ten years in various facets of the television and film industry. Since starting her career as an NBC page, she has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most influential figures in the industry. Her diverse portfolio includes experience in developing, casting and producing for documentary, scripted and web series, as well as live programming. Bunnell’s credits include Peabody, Emmy, GLAAD, and Telly award nominations and wins. She enjoys being able to tell engaging human stories that educate and inspire. Bean is her directorial debut.

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BECOMING WHO I WAS Directed by Moon Chang-Yong and Jin Jeon South Korea / 2017 / 95 minutes In Hindi, Ladkahi and Tibetan with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Padma Angdu Urgain Rigzin EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Moon Chang-Yong Jin Jeon PRODUCERS Moon Chang-Yong Jin Jeon CINEMATOGRAPHERS Moon Chang-Yong Jin Jeon EDITORS Moon Chang-Yong Jin Jeon COMPOSER/MUSIC Bang Jun-suk

In a sweeping story of a young Buddhist boy who discovers he is the reincarnation of a Tibetan spiritual master, Becoming Who I Was, follows his momentous trek across India to rejoin his monastic order. Accompanied by his aging godfather, the documentary captures Padma and Urgyan on their epic journey over eight difficult years, surmounting all odds to pursue his spiritual destiny. Focused on its two compelling central personalities, we are deeply moved by their unconditional love set against a backdrop of political and geographic adversity. Becoming Who I Was captures both the enormity of the Asian landscape and the quiet, private moments of boy and man as they endure their challenge. When Padma enters adolescence and becomes conflicted by the immensity of his undertaking, Urgyan remains a steadfast and kind mentor, propelling them toward their goal. Touching and uplifting, Becoming Who I Was is a universal story of compassion and love through adversity, and the reclaiming of a suppressed identity. – Colton Cox Chang-Yong Moon is South Korea’s multi award-winning director and cinematographer who has been creating documentaries since 1998. His awards include EBS Prize for Excellence, KIPA Best Documentary Award Grand Prize, KCTTA Work of Art Prize, and KBS Prize for Excellence.

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Jin Jeon is a producer/director raised in Africa and currently producing documentaries in South Korea for a global audience. She grew up in four countries and completed her Masters at the University of Cape Town. Her credits include 1 Hectare of Happiness, awarded the KBS Prize for Excellence.

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BOMBSHELL: The Hedy Lamarr Story Directed by Alexandra Dean USA / 2017 / 84 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Mel Brooks Anthony Loder Fleming Meeks Richard Rhodes Jeanine Basinger Robert Osborne EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Susan Sarandon Regina K. Scully Michael Kantor PRODUCERS Adam Haggiag Alexandra Dean Katherine Drew SCREENWRITER Alexandra Dean CINEMATOGRAPHER Buddy Squires EDITORS Alexandra Dean Penelope Faulk Lindy Jankura PRODUCTION DESIGNER James Salkind COMPOSERS/MUSIC Jeremy Bullock Keegan Dewitt SOUND DESIGNER Eliott Taylor ANIMATORS Justin Barnes Miguel Hernandez

America knew Hedy Lamarr as a Hollywood idol – a beauty queen and pin-up in cinema’s Golden Age– but few knew her as the inventor of the technology behind WiFi. Director Alexandra Dean offers an intimate look into the life of Austrian-born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, who fled a dangerous marriage in the middle of the night and boarded passage to America. A chance encounter with Louis B. Mayer thrust her into the Hollywood limelight. But despite her newfound fame, Lamarr’s passion remained her knack for technology, whilst her adopted country preferred a woman selling bonds over one creating military technology. A story of suppressed genius, Bombshell taps into conversations with Lamarr’s family, Hollywood notables and the late star to reveal her frustrations with a world that would recognize her only for her beauty. A feast for our modern zeitgeist and a cautionary tale for a society that still often denies the brilliance of women – Colton Cox Alexandra Dean is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer. She produced news magazine documentaries for PBS before becoming a series and documentary producer at Bloomberg television, producing the series Innovators, Adventures and Pursuits. She also writes about invention for Businessweek magazine and is a founding partner at Reframed Pictures.

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THE CHOCOLATE CASE Directed by Benthe Forrer Netherlands / 2016 / 90 minutes In Dutch, German, French, English, with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Teun van de Keuken Maurice Dekkers Roland Duong EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Barbara Coronel PRODUCER Benthe Forrer SCREENWRITER Benthe Forrer CINEMATOGRAPHER Maarten Kramer EDITOR Ralf Verbeek COMPOSER/MUSIC Kyteman

The Chocolate Case opens with a horrifying premise: what if each time we purchase a bar of chocolate we finance child slavery? The documentary follows a group of intrepid Dutch journalists who’ve dedicated themselves to changing our perception of the $100 billion cocoa industry that fosters the exploitation of cacao farming communities in a vast global trading network. Using humor as its hook to create an exposé of massive implications, The Chocolate Case draws attention to the corporate institutions that create this injustice — from attempting to convict one of themselves for the crime of financing child labor through buying chocolate, to visiting the oppressed African communities that are victimized by this industry. Light-hearted moments steer the film’s optimism, as the good-natured journalists, tirelessly determined to effect change, become beacons of hope for a righteous cause. Chocolate lovers will undoubtedly take their next bite with a new mindset.  – Colton Cox Based in Amsterdam, Benthe Forrer qualified with the Dutch Film Academy and has since worked on a broad range of dramas, documentaries and children’s television programs. Since 2002, she has been the creative producer/co-owner of Dahl TV. In that time she has developed, directed and produced several successful television series, including Keuringsdienst Van Waarde, which has become one of the most popular programs on Dutch television with more than 250 episodes. It was also a hit in the UK on Channel 4 under the name Food Unwrapped. Offspring Tony and the Chocolate Factory, involving episodes about child slavery in the cocoa industry, led to the creation of a 100% slave-free chocolate bar called Tony’s Chocolonely, which is now the biggest chocolate brand in the Netherlands. The incredible story behind this chocolate creation has now been told by Forrer in The Chocolate Case.

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Benthe Forrer

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THE CYCLE (AMERICA DIVIDED) Directed by Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley USA / 2016 / 78 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Norman Lear Jesse Williams Common Zach Galifianakis EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Solly Granatstein Lucian Read Richard Rowley PRODUCERS Solly Granatstein Lucian Read Richard Rowley Rebecca Teitel Abby Ellis Leah Natasha Thomas SCREENWRITERS Solly Granatstein Lucian Read Richard Rowley CINEMATOGRAPHERS Lucian Read Richard Rowley EDITORS Megan Brennan Conor Flynn Bret Granato Caitlyn Greene Bo Mehrad Zach Neumeyer COMPOSERS/MUSIC Paul Brill J.Period

“This is our America. And it isn’t what we promised.” For generations, the daily life of minority citizens has been in a state of crisis. Adapted from the EPIX docuseries and guided by such high-profile correspondents as Norman Lear, Jesse Williams, Common, and Zack Galifianakis, The Cycle examines the pervasive and longstanding structures of racial discrimination in America, reinforced by a political system that disenfranchises poor people and people of color. To their outrage and incredulity, they witness the damages of systemic inequality in housing, education, criminal justice, and politics, all the while highlighting individuals who’ve dedicated themselves to battling these issues. The Cycle intones that we are living in a pivotal moment — one in which we must decide how to combat corrupted systems that have long plagued our nation. Provocative and illuminating, this documentary raises the voices of those who seek to stamp out the fires of segregation as it endures today.  – Colton Cox Solly Granatstein is a nine-time Emmy-winning director who spent a dozen years at 60 Minutes and co-created the America Divided docs series.

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Lucian Read is a war photographer and documentary director whose credits include The 99 Percent and co-creating the America Divided docs series.

Richard Rowley was nominated for an Oscar for Dirty Wars and co-created the America Divided docs series.

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HAPPENING: A Clean Energy Revolution Directed by James Redford USA / 2017 / 71 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Emily Kirsch Ray Maybus Dale Ross Lisa Jackson Pat Spearman EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Todd Clayton Chaffee James Langer Shelia Nevins Neda Nobari Jeff & Laurie Ubben PRODUCERS James Redford Jill Tidman PRODUCER FOR HBO Nancy Abraham ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Jonathan White SCREENWRITER James Redford CINEMATOGRAPHER John Behrens COMPOSER/MUSIC Sean Hayes SOUND DESIGNER Bob Edwards POST PRODUCER Cassandra Jabola

CAN we make enough renewable energy to supply the world’s needs and replace fossil fuels? HOW will we do that? And, WILL we? In his convivial and earnest drive to understand the issues and solutions, James Redford, co-founder of The Redford Center with his father Robert Redford, takes us on a country-crossing, three-year odyssey to get real, comprehensible answers to complex questions and technologies. Happening explores the current state of engagement of corporations, governmental departments, communities, entrepreneurs, and activists, with an enlightening look at what is being done to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. The film reveals some exciting developments in the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits and makes communities stronger and healthier all across the US. Appropriately titled, this topically relevant documentary is not only informing, but also uplifting, as we discover what is actually happening in America to reverse climate change. – Barbara Pokras, ACE James Redford writes, produces and directs for film and television. Prior to completing Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution for HBO, Redford’s other HBO films included Toxic: Hot Seat, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Mann v. Ford and The Kindness Of Strangers. While completing Happening, Redford traveled the world as an American Film Showcase ambassador with his two award-winning documentary films, Resilience:The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, as well as Paper Tigers. Redford is the co-founder and chair of The Redford Center, a non-profit media entity that engages people though inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action. Among many of it’s functions, the center’s documentary film projects include Watershed, Fighting Goliath and The Art Of Activism. Redford lives in Marin County, California. His interests include playing lead guitar for Olive and the Dirty Martinis, as well as yoga, skiing surfing and cycling.

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James Redford

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JOAN DIDION: The Center Will Not Hold Directed by Griffin Dunne USA / 2017 / 94 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Joan Didion Hilton Als David Hare Amy Robinson Griffin Dunne EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Ben Cotner Jason Spingarn-Koff Lisa Nishimura PRODUCERS Mary Recine Annabelle Dunne ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Erica Rose SCREENWRITER Griffin Dunne CINEMATOGRAPHERS Tom Hurwitz ASC Reed Morano ASC William Rexer EDITOR Ann Collins COMPOSER/MUSIC Nathan Halpern

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold is a biographical documentary featuring the life of influential American writer, Joan Didion. Directed by Joan’s nephew, Griffin Dunne, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold enlightens the viewer with an unprecedented, intimate perspective on Joan’s life and career accomplishments. The film features interviews from Joan herself, as well as close family and friends, interwoven with contextual archival footage/stills to visualize Joan’s astute writing. Joan, famous for bringing order to disorder through her words, exposes, examines and divulges the most pivotal events in American history, making her one of the most recognizable and influential voices within the literary world. The story of this film not only considers Joan Didion the writer, but gives light to Joan Didion the individual.  Griffin Dunne is an accomplished actor, director and producer. Dunne’s recent feature film credits include War Machine, starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton, and Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Dunne’s feature film directorial debut was 1997’s Addicted to Love, starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick, which he followed one year later with Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. On television, Dunne can currently be seen on Jill Soloway’s new Amazon series I Love Dick, starring opposite Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn. Previously, he recurred on the Showtime series House of Lies, playing opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, and the Fox series Red Band Society, opposite Octavia Spencer. In 2015, he completed a series long arc on the WGN series, Manhattan.

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Griffin Dunne

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LA CHANA Directed by Lucija Stojevic Spain / 2016 / 83 minutes In Spanish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS PRODUCERS

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Lucija Stojevic Deirdre Towers Gréta Olafsdóttir Susan Muska Samuel Navarrete Domi Parra Irene Coll Alejandro Castillo Nicolas Liebing

With depth, humor and pathos, La Chana celebrates the charisma and flair of self-taught Gypsy flamenco dancer Antonia Santiago Amador, aka La Chana, who in the 1960s-80s rose to international stardom and at the height of her career, suddenly vanished from the public eye. Peter Sellers saw her dance as a young woman and asked her to perform in the film The Bobo. Hollywood beckoned, but that was not to be. In her baroque Barcelona boudoir, La Chana continues to practice her art, and in conversations with family, friends, colleagues, and protégés, the film reveals her indomitable spirit, as well as the reason her career abruptly ended. Filled with footage of spectacular flamenco dance and music, and a mesmerizing final performance, La Chana goes under the skin and into the irrepressible heart of this eccentric woman with an uncanny gift for rhythm who, despite all odds, enjoys a comeback in her late sixties. Lucija Stojevic was educated at The University of Edinburgh and Prague Film School. She has independently produced over 30 short format documentaries for The Guardian, The New York Times and Global Post. Her work has also been displayed in the context of video art in exhibitions in Vienna and Graz (Austria), Screens of Barcelona/LOOP (Spain), and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK). In 2014, she established Noon Films S.L., a production company focusing on creative documentaries in Barcelona, Spain.

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Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change Deidre Towers, Gréta Olafsdóttir, Susan Muska

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THE LAST PIG Directed by Allison Argo USA / 2017 / 54 minutes MAIN CREDITS PRODUCERS CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITORS COMPOSER/MUSIC SOUND DESIGNER

Allison Argo Joseph Brunette Joseph Brunette Allison Argo David Kennedy Giovanni Spinelli David Hurley

The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Immersive, experiential and self-reflective, the film follows a pig farmer through his final season. Bob Comis lives a simple life on a bucolic farm in the Hudson Valley where he gives his pigs a high-quality life until it’s time to transport them for butchering. The film follows Bob’s internal reflections as he wrestles with his conscience between his superior farming practices, producing quality food, and coming to see pigs as intelligent, aware creatures. Filmed with exquisite cinematography showcasing the landscape in all seasons, The Last Pig doesn’t preach or try to convert. Instead, the viewer watches as Bob comes to a life-changing decision in his farming. A poignant story on the connection between man and animal that leaves both vegetarians and carnivores much to contemplate long after the film is over.  – Gene Fischer Allison Argo has produced, directed, written, and edited documentaries for nearly 25 years. Known for her strong stories and disarmingly intimate portraits of endangered and abused animals, Argo and her films have won six national Emmys (11 nominations), a duPont Columbia Silver Baton and over 60 awards internationally. The nearly two dozen films she’s produced, directed and written have all been broadcast by PBS and/or National Geographic and have reached audiences worldwide. This is her first feature documentary; it was made possible through in-kind services and crowdfunding. The Last Pig continues Argo’s mission to provide a ‘voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and to deepen understanding and respect for all beings. ‘

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Allison Argo, Joseph Brunette

SHOWING AT BEARSVILLE THEATER WOODSTOCK

Thur Oct 12  1:00pm

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MARY JANES: The Women of Weed Directed by Windy Borman

Women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry, cannibis.

USA / 2017 / 85 minutes

Join Windy Borman as she explores the movement to end marijuana prohibition, her own relationship to the plant and the stereotypes surrounding it. Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with a broad diversity of women leading the industry today, Borman’s own assumptions are transformed as she discovers that cannabis liberation intersects with some of the most urgent social justice issues of our time, including environmental sustainability, ending the War on Drugs and the prisonindustrial complex, and the destructive domination of Big Pharma. Windy Borman, MST, is a multi-award-winning film director and producer. Her recent projects include directing and producing the 10-time award-winning film The Eyes of Thailand (narrated by Ashley Judd) and producing The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, which premiered at Sundance and on HBO. Other credits include producing performances for Dr. Maya Angelou and Margaret Cho, directing The Vagina Monologues, and writing for Takepart.com and Indiewire: Women and Hollywood. From 2003-2005, Borman dedicated two years to Teach For America, teaching middle school drama and dance in the South Bronx. In 2006, she opened DVA Productions to use her gift of storytelling to produce film and digital media that give a voice to the voiceless and promote peace, justice and equality.

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Melissa Etheridge Windy Borman Windy Borman Windy Borman Kimman Harmon Zebediah Smith Gregg Stouffer E. Larry Oatfield Katrina Sass

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Windy Borman

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MY NAME IS PEDRO Directed by Lillian LaSalle USA / 2017 / 97 minutes MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCERS

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Michael Fowler Lillian LaSalle Jonathan Clasberry Mark Demolar Monica Cohen Mary Manhardt Mark Demolar Antony BarkworthKnight

Who was your most inspirational teacher? For thousands of students in the Bronx and elsewhere, that teacher is a man named Pedro Santana. Yes, we’ve seen inspiring documentaries about the failings of our public education system before. Yes, we’ve seen stories of inspirational educators who bravely try to change the system. But if you don’t know Pedro...well, you don’t know jack! Pedro may just be the definition of an iconoclast. In a story as uplifting as it is troubling, he is a man who throws a very wide shadow. This brilliant documentary might at first seem like déjà vu, before the story zigs and zags in ways that will leave you thinking...”OMG, didn’t see that coming.” Wonderfully human, yet epically important, My Name is Pedro will challenge your notion of what it means to be “Fiercely Independent” as it brings into focus how seriously in jeopardy our country’s education system is. – Jeff Morris First time director, Lillian LaSalle, is the recipient of the 2016 Peabody Futures of Media Award for producing the web-series Halal in The Family, which garnered widespread media attention by taking on Islamophobia through the use of comedy and parody. The web series received over 580 million media impressions. LaSalle’s producing credits include, Today’s Special, Sweet Land and Loggerheads (Sundance and Independent Spirit Award). LaSalle’s forthcoming documentary, Three Brothers, will be a personal exploration into her own family, and specifically mental illness. LaSalle is the president of Sweet 180 Management and Production. Sweet 180 represents award-winning actors, writers, directors, and composers, and produces feature films and television properties. LaSalle is an honors graduate of the High School of Performing Arts theatre program and an honors graduate of the music conservatory at The State University of New York at Purchase, where she studied classical guitar.

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Lillian LaSalle

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS I RHINEBECK

Thur Oct 12  7:00pm

BEARSVILLE THEATER WOODSTOCK

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NAT BATES FOR MAYOR Directed by Bradley Berman and Eric Weiss USA / 2017 / 76 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Nat Bates Corky Booze Tom Butt Mike Parker Uche Uwahemu Bradley Berman Bradley Berman Eric Weiss Bradley Berman Eric Weiss Bradley Berman Bradley Berman Byron W. Thompson

Nat Bates For Mayor documents the outrageous 2014 mayor’s race in Richmond CA, home to the second largest California refinery. In a brazen move, Chevron spent over $3 million to back 83-year-old African-American stalwart Nat Bates. Bates makes a Faustian bargain with the corporate behemoth to preserve the waning power of Richmond’s African-American working class community, whose rich history dates back to World War Two. It’s black against white; pro-development against eco-friendly; David versus Goliath. Is Bates the savior or stooge? A wacky ride with some entertaining and offbeat political personalities, the guerilla-style documentary follows the candidates as they lock horns in a battle for mayor and the future of the Bay Area oil town. With cameos by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and legendary civil rights leader Andrew Young, the film is a potent mix of corporate influence, race, gentrification, homophobia, political self-determination, and humor — all told through the stories of bigger-than-life small-town characters.  Bradley Berman and Eric Weiss, both in their early 50s, have been involved in media production for decades – producing everything from magazines and websites to museum exhibitions and music festivals. Nat Bates For Mayor is their first feature film. Berman writes mostly about cars, for such publications as The New York Times, MIT Technology Review and Popular Mechanics. Weiss was the associate publisher of Mother Jones magazine.

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Bradley Berman

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THE ORGANIZER Directed by Nick Taylor USA Canada / 2017 / 96 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Wade Rathke Beth Butler Frances Fox Piven Maude Hurd Gary Delgado Stefan Nowicki Joey Carey Charles Koppelman Joey Carey Nick Taylor Nick Taylor

Documenting the work of the brilliant community organizer Wade Rathke, The Organizer takes us through his process of founding ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), the first of its kind community-based organization. Starting with a few driven welfare moms in Arkansas, ACORN quickly mushroomed into a highly energized and mobilized half-million strong constituency that influenced government and corporate policy on the local, state and federal levels. Through Wade’s leadership, ACORN created unprecedented voter registration drives and brought economic gains for countless low income families, changing the socio economic and political map of the regions it operated in. But amid increasing difficulties, Wade stepped down, and two years later controversy and scandal resulted in the organization’s ultimate collapse. The Organizer is a story of particular relevance in these highly charged political times and one with a lot to teach us. – Svetlana Krotek Nick Taylor is a British/Canadian film director and editor based in Toronto. He was educated at Dawson College, Montreal, and Carleton University, Ottawa. His documentary credits as editor include Ron Mann’s Know your Mushrooms and Brian D. Johnson’s Al Purdy Was Here, and he has worked extensively in television. In 2010, he directed a short film Mirth and Madness: A Portrait of the Woodchopper’s Association about a Toronto musicians collective. The Organizer is his first feature as a director.

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Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change Nick Taylor, Wade Rathke, Joey Carey

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

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RAM DASS, GOING HOME Directed by Derek Peck USA / 2016 / 32 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PRODUCERS CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITOR

Ram Dass Lucy Walker Derek Peck Jonny Podell Caleb Seppala Taryn Gould

Ram Dass, Going Home is a profound and poetic encounter with cultural and spiritual icon Ram Dass at his home on Maui. In the final chapter of his life, the intimacy of the film imparts a sense that you are right there with him. Together with the beautiful music of remarkable composer Paul Cantelon, this is a rare opportunity to be in the presence of one of the most inspiring people to grace the planet. A meditation on life that adds meaning to our everyday experience. Derek Peck is a California- and Brooklyn-based filmmaker who has made several documentary portraits of notable cultural personalities, including Marina Abramovic, Peter Beard and others, all of which are known for the intimacy he achieves with his subjects.

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Derek Peck, Michelle Esrick

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THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR Directed by Nancy Buirski USA / 2017 / 91 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Robert Corbitt Alma Daniels Crystal Feimster Danielle L. McGuire Cynthia Erivo EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Regina K. Scully Geralyn White Dreyfous Amy Tiemann Mark Trustin CarolAnne Dolan Derrick Harkins Nick Stuart-Jones Barbara Dobkin Bobby Kondrat Jack Turner PRODUCERS Nancy Buirski Beth Hubbard Claire L. Chandler Susan Margolin SCREENWRITER Nancy Buirski CINEMATOGRAPHER Rex Miller EDITOR Anthony Ripoli COMPOSER/MUSIC Randall Poster SOUND DESIGNERS Tony Volante Dan Timmons

The numbers of women raped in Jim Crow South were staggering. In danger for their lives, they didn’t report the crimes and their stories went hidden. Not Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old mother who was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up, and with the help of Rosa Parks and legions of women, they worked to get Recy Taylor justice. Set against a backdrop of soulful music, documentarian Nancy Buirski masterfully crafts the mood as we witness a terrified black woman running for her life. This powerful emotional charge persists throughout the film as we move back and forth in time. Weaving vintage clips of early race films — black stories told by black filmmakers for black audiences — with mood-setting visuals from the actual locations and current interviews with her siblings more than 70 years after the event, the hurt, indignation and ultimate vindication go far beyond one woman’s story to expand on the history of race in America. Nancy Buirski, director, producer and writer of The Rape of Recy Taylor, is also the director/producer/writer of By Sidney Lumet, which had its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and Afternoon of a Faun (2013), which had its world premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival, the international premiere at the 64th Berlinale, and a record-breaking U.S. theatrical release by Kino Lorber. She is also director/producer/writer of the Oscar-shortlisted, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning The Loving Story (2012), and a producer of Loving, by Jeff Nichols. She is now directing Endangered, an animated feature based on Eliot Schrefer’s YA novels, and will direct, produce and write a narrative version of Afternoon of a Faun.

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Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change Nancy Buirski, Susan Margolin

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

Sat Oct 14  10:00am

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ROLL WITH ME Directed by Lisa France USA / 2017 / 90 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Gabriel Cordell EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Thom Beers Jorja Fox Jerry Katell PRODUCERS Jeff Buccellato Gabriel Cordell Lisa France Sharon Swart EDITOR Jeff Buccellato CINEMATOGRAPHER Lisa France COMPOSER/MUSIC Dean Parker

When director Lisa France received a call from Gabriel Cordell, a paraplegic man looking for someone to document the challenge of his life, she had no idea how much this would change her own life and that of many others. France and her quickly assembled ragtag crew­— all with their own issues — filmed Gabriel’s attempt to be the first person to roll unassisted on his human-powered wheelchair from Santa Monica, CA, to Long Island, NY, in 100 days. The undertaking was physically and emotionally arduous, not just for Gabriel but the entire team, herded in cramped quarters throughout the trip. And everyone, from Gabriel, his crew, to the thousands of bystanders who crossed paths with Gabriel, was transformed in some way forever. Roll With Me is a moving testimony to one man’s incredible and undefeated spirit, and to the power to rise up and meet whatever comes that is in us all.  – Svetlana Krotek Lisa France moved from pro basketball into film as a stunt double on Spike Lee’s He Got Game. She has written and directed three indie features prior to making her debut documentary, Roll With Me. France’s first feature, Anne B. Real, won more than 30 film festival accolades and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards. In addition to her creative work, France is a passionate educator. As a visiting artist, she has worked for institutions including NYU Tisch and UCLA. She holds a Masters degree from Ohio State University and a B.A. from Brooklyn College, where she played Division I basketball and graduated with honors. She played professional basketball for the Manchester Giants in the United Kingdom.

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Lisa France and film subject Gabriel Cordell

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS I RHINEBECK

Fri Oct 13  3:15pm

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SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’ve Gotta Be Me Directed by Sam Pollard USA / 2017 / 100 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST/FEATURING

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Jerry Lewis Whoopi Goldberg Billy Crystal Michael Kantor Sally Rosenthal Michael Kantor Laurence Maslon Mead Hunt Allan Palmer Steven Wechsler

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is the first major documentary to examine Davis’ vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Davis’ career was legendary, so vast and multi-faceted it was dizzying in scope and scale. Yet his life was complicated and contradictory. A veteran of increasingly outdated show business traditions trying to stay relevant, Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting politics, caught between the bigotry of white America and the distaste of black America. By embracing Judaism, he yoked himself to another persecuted minority. Featuring interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kim Novak, personal photographs from Davis’ vast collection, and excerpts of TV, film and concert performances, the film explores the life and art of a uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across America from the Depression through the 1980s. Sam Pollard is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. His work as an editor and as a producer/director spans nearly 30 years. Pollard’s first assignment was as producer of the 1989’s Henry Hampton’s Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads, for which he received an Emmy. He was co-executive producer and producer of Hampton’s series, I’ll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community, and received a Peabody Award. From 1990–2010, Pollard teamed up with Spike Lee as an editor for several of his films. Since 2012, he produced/directed Slavery by Another Name for PBS; August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand for PBS’ American Masters; the feature documentary Two Trains Runnin; and this year’s The Talk: Race in America for PBS.

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Sam Pollard

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SHINGAL, WHERE ARE YOU? Directed by Angelos Rallis Greece / 2017 / 99 minutes In Kurdish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PRODUCERS

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Maria del Mar Rodriguez Yebra, Giorgos Rallis Angelos Rallis for AR Productions Hans Ulrich Gössl Hans Ulrich Gössl Angelos Rallis Chronis Theocharis

In 2014, the Yezidis, a persecuted minority in Iraq, were driven from their ancestral land by ISIS during a campaign of genocide in which more than 3,000 women and children were kidnapped. Caught in raw, sweeping cinematography, Shingal: Where Are You weaves together the dramatic stories of the remaining young boys and their families, relegated to an abandoned coal mine on the Turkish border and longing for their lost home. In this poignant and beautifully executed documentary, we witness one family’s desperate fight to buy back their daughter from ISIS, negotiating on the cell phone through various middlemen. Using technology to communicate confidential information in an area ravaged by terrorism, the ambiguity between powerlessness and power, hope and despair, all conveyed via digital communication, is as astonishing as it is heart breaking. While the plight of a persecuted people may seem unpleasant, director Angelos Rallis has created a touching film that is profound and compelling.  – Ben F. Fischer  Angelos Rallis is a producer, director, social scientist, and photojournalist who started his career as a theatre play director for the Greek National Television. He then moved to the UK to do research in visual sociology in the Centre for Urban and Community Research and commenced a long-term project documenting London’s East End emerging cultures and communities. He is an elected member of the International Federation of Journalists since 2006, and his work in Africa and Asia has been published in newspapers and used by press agencies and NGOs around the world. He is the director of the award-winning theatrical documentary film A Place for Everyone (10 awards at International festivals) and the producer, director and cinematographer of the film Shingal, Where Are You? which premiered at IDFA 2016.

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Angelos Rallis, Maria del Mar Rodriguez Yebra

SHOWING AT UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK

Fri Oct 13  1:15pm

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SUPERMENSCH: The Legend of Shep Gordon Directed by Mike Myers and Beth Aala USA / 2015 / 85 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Shep Gordon Alice Cooper Anne Murray Robert Ezrin Mike Myers Sylvester Stallone Molly Thompson Beth Aala Michael Priott-Bruun Adreas von Scheele Joseph Krings John Houlihan Willa Yudell

Shep Gordon, the 2017 Woodstock Film Festival Trailblazer honoree, is one of the most beloved and successful men in show business and Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is an entertaining and inspiring tribute to this unsung hero. Within the first few minutes of comedian Mike Myer’s directorial debut, you’ll find yourself enjoying getting to know this warm and congenial man, as the film reveals the history of his success ­­— a mix of skill, personality and luck. At age 21, on his first night in Los Angeles, he fell in with Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, and with determination and sheer chutzpah his future was launched. A life filled with sex, drugs, women, and rock ‘n roll (and immense good works and generosity,) Supermensch chronicles Gordon’s trajectory with amusing anecdotes told by friends — a Who’s Who list of celebrities that includes Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas, Tom Arnold, and Sylvester Stallone, among others, along with the supermensch himself. Mike Meyers gained his comic footing in the Second City comedy troupe. He later gained success and fame as a central cast member of Saturday Night Live, creating such characters as Linda Richman and Sprockets, before going on to even greater success in Hollywood films such as Shrek, Wayne’s World and the Austin Powers series. Beth Aala is a Filipino-American documentary filmmaker and film producer. Aala received a Bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego in both Visual Arts and Communication. In 2006, she won a Peabody Award for co-producing the film The Music in Me. Aala is best known for Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, which she co-directed and produced with comedian Mike Myers.

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Shep Gordon

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Fri Oct 13  4:15pm

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THANK YOU FOR COMING Directed by Sara Lamm USA / 2017 / 85 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PRODUCERS SCREENWRITER CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITOR COMPOSERS/MUSIC ANIMATOR

Sara Lamm Jennifer Kasprzycki Stephen Nemeth Sara Lamm Kim Bica Sara Lamm Sara Lamm Susan Metzger Craig Wedren Jherek Bischoff Gabriel Valente Ferrao

Upon discovering as an adult that she was conceived by sperm donation, documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm embarks on a genealogical quest to uncover the truth of her parentage. Thank You For Coming follows her pursuit of her biological father, and eleven years, twelve DNA tests and 900 sixth-cousins later, she’s finally uncovering some answers. Through an online registry for donor-conceived people, she meets Jennifer — a woman conceived at the same clinic, in the same year, who shares Sara’s seasonal allergies. Imbued with hope, Sara journeys across the ocean to Hawaii to meet Jennifer and compare the results of their DNA test. From there, new revelations and new relationships begin to emerge. Moving, thoughtful and sometimes hilarious, Thank You For Coming is carried by the buoyant optimism of its filmmaker, whose journey is urged forward by her newfound friends and family, simultaneously becoming a meditation on love and loss. – Colton Cox Sara Lamm is a writer, performer and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives, co-directed with Mary Wigmore, won the Audience Award at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, was released theatrically in the US, and screened in community venues all over the world. Her 2007 film Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox was also released theatrically and had its television premiere on The Sundance Channel. In addition, her work has appeared at MASS-MOCA, The American Visionary Art Museum and on NPR.

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Sara Lamm

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THIS IS EVERYTHING: Gigi Gorgeous Directed by Barbara Kopple USA / 2017 / 91 minutes MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

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Kim Moses Ian Sanders Scott Fisher Adam Wescott Barbara Kopple David Cassidy Gary Griffin Michael Culyba Anne Fratto Hemal Trivedi Giovanni DiSimone Daniel Brooks

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato, a fearless young woman who began life as

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FOC U S Gregory Lazzarato, posting beauty and fashion videos to YouTube from his bedroom, only to later come out as a transgender female to an audience of millions. With never-before-seen personal footage, the film provides a raw and revealing look into a life that never compromises happiness, and spotlights a family’s unwavering and unconditional love for a child. Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker. A director and producer of narrative films, documentaries, television, and commercial spots, her most recent project is This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Other films include: Harlan County, USA; American Dream; Miss Sharon Jones; Shelter; Hot Type: 150 Years of the Nation; Running From Crazy; The House of Steinbrenner; Woodstock: Now and Then; Shut Up and Sing, A Conversation with Gregory Peck; My Generation; Wild Man Blues; Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson; Havoc, and many more.

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Barbara Kopple

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TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: U.S. V. Windsor Directed by Donna Zaccaro USA / 2017 / 63 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Roberta Kaplan Edie Windsor Jeff Toobin Lillian Faderman Evan Wolfson Donna Zaccaro Donna Zaccaro Paula Heredia Donna Zaccaro Jim Sicile Paula Heredia Wendy Blackstone

To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor tells a story of love, marriage and a fight for equality. The film chronicles unlikely

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heroes — octogenarian Edie Windsor and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, on their quest for justice: Upon the death of her spouse, Edie had been forced to pay a huge estate tax because the federal government denied federal benefits to same-sex couples — and Edie’s spouse was a woman. Deeply offended by this disregard for her more than forty-year relationship with the love of her life, Edie decided to sue the United States government — and won. Beyond the story of this pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and the compelling personal, legal and political stories behind it, the film also tells the important story of our continued journey as a people, as a culture and as citizens with equal rights. Donna Zaccaro is a documentary filmmaker and founder and president of Dazzling Media and Ferrodonna Features Inc. Both are New York-based media production companies, one for profit and the other nonprofit, with a mission of producing films about women, women’s issues and social justice issues. Zaccaro served as the director and producer of Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the political trailblazer. Her latest film, To A More Perfect Union: US v. Windsor, focuses on the stories behind the pivotal case in the marriage equality movement and won the Accolade Global Film Competition’s Award of Excellence for Documentary Feature and Woman Filmmakers. Previously, Zaccaro was a longtime, award-winning producer for the Today show at NBC news. She has also worked in other industries, including politics, public affairs marketing and communications, and began her career in investment banking. Zaccaro holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and an MBA in General Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Donna Zaccaro

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TO THE EDGE OF THE SKY Directed by Todd Wider and Jedd Wider

How far would you go to save your son’s life? To the Edge of the Sky follows four

USA / 2017 / 121 minutes

families as they fight the FDA to gain access to a potentially lifesaving drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal disease their sons suffer from and the number one genetic killer of boys in the world. With a promising drug on the horizon, we witness the transformation of the mothers of four boys into “the rogue moms” as they become political activists and heroes during their righteous battle against time and the FDA.  For over sixteen years, Todd and Jedd Wider have produced numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films, including the 2012 King’s Point, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, the multiple Primetime Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012), the Emmy Award-nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011), the multiple Emmy Award-nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010), and the 2008 Academy Award-Winner for Best Documentary and 2009 Emmy and Peabody AwardWinner for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), directed by Alex Gibney. Their directorial debut, God Knows Where I Am (2016), premiered to critical acclaim and has been screened in cities and film festivals all over the world, winning numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize for International Feature at Hot Docs. In 2011, the Producers Guild of America nominated each Todd Wider and Jedd Wider for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.

MAIN CREDITS PRODUCERS

CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITORS COMPOSER/MUSIC

Brian Ariotti Todd Wider Jedd Wider Gerardo Puglia Colin Nusbaum Mona Davis Mark Orton

BIO

Q&A PARTICIPANTS *subject to change

Jedd Wider, Todd Wider, Brian Ariotti

SHOWING AT BEARSVILLE THEATER WOODSTOCK

Thur Oct 12  3:00pm

UPSTATE FILMS II RHINEBECK

Fri Oct 13  8:45pm

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ANIMATION WITH JOY + NOELLE

For Mature Audiences Runtime: 63:15 minutes + Q&A An Exquisite Task

Hi Stranger

Directed by Beck Underwood

Directed by Kirsten Lepore

USA / 2017 / 4:45 minutes Some of the most difficult tasks in life can also be the most exquisite.

USA / 2017 / 2:45 minutes This short breaks the fourth wall in an uncomfortable, yet hilarious way. www.beckunderwood.com

How to have a Romantic Date – Cartoon Box #4

Cee Cee and the Ex-Calibahhh

Directed by Joost Lieuwma

Directed by Joy Buran and Noelle Melody

USA / 2017 / 1:26 minutes That time Cee Cee bought a sex toy called The Ex-Calibahhh. Based on a true story.

www.kirstenlepore.com/Reel-2016

ww.joyandnoelle.com

The Netherlands / 2017 / 0:22 minutes A woman and a man are having a date. This will be a night that they remember for a very long time.

www.cartoon-box.com

In Winter Directed by Joy Buran and Noelle Melody

USA / 2017 / 4 minutes An animated music video based on the Norse mythology of Skadi and Njord.

Cop Dog

www.plymptoons.com

www.joyandnoelle.com

KCLOC Directed by Ninaad Kulkarni

Directed by Bill Plympton

USA / 2017 / 5:37 minutes Our plucky hero has a new occupation: patrolling our airports sniffing for illegal drugs.

School of Visual Arts USA / 2017 / 2:50 minutes A 3D animated documentary on people’s perceptions of time.

www.ninaadkulkarni.com

Delicatessen Directed by Fenglin Chens

USA / 2017 / 4:40 minutes The School of the Art Institute of Chicago A romantic relationship blossoms between a man and a woman when they first meet in a delicatessen.

Outside Hearing In Directed by Dylan Reitz and Savannah Winchester

USA / 2016 / 7:05 minutes Calvin discovers his ability to hear the soundtracks of lives far beyond his own doorstep. www.vimeo.com/user46537491

First Bloom Directed by Tingting Liu China/ USA / 2017 / 4:38 minutes First Bloom tells the story of the budding love between a eunuch servant and a princess in ancient China.

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Rosendale Theatre   Thur Oct 12  7:30pm Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK   Sun Oct 15   11:30am

BEDLAM

For Mature Audiences Runtime: 66 minutes + Q&A

SHORTS

SHORTS Community Center WOODSTOCK   Fri Oct 13  7:00pm   Sat Oct 14  3:30am EAST COAST PREMIERE

Cocked and Locked Directed by Merav Elbaz USA / 2016 / 8 minutes In Hebrew with subtitles

An Israeli soldier learns that power is just an illusion.

www.cockedandlockedmovie.com

Good Guys With Guns

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Directed by Jordan Ancel

Pittari

www.blend-films.blogspot.com

Directed by Patrick Smith

USA / 2017 / 4 minutes Satan’s boulder busting destruction is halted by a stubborn foe, who is testing his shape shifting abilities.

Portlandia: Squirrels Directed by Rob Shaw

USA / 2016 / 3:43 minutes The Portlandia Rats are back! Once more featuring the voices of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

www.bentimagelab.com

www.vimeo.com/berliner

Switzerland / 2016 / 9:25 minutes

University of Art and Design (ECAL) Two robbers try to hold up a gas station, but they face an unexpected situation. www.kshee140831.com/simsim

www.jumpcut-prod.com

Oh Dusya, My Marusya Directed by Alexey Belkin

Russia / 2017 / 5:40 minutes In Russian with subtitles

A quest for traditional music and folklore takes the audience on a wondrous journey through beautiful Russian landscapes. It might just be all about that tea.

Directed by Alain Delannoy

www.prairievideo.com

www.otava-yo.spb.ru/en/

NEW YORK PREMIERE

The Poet and the Professor Directed by Ariel Kavoussi

USA / 2017 / 21:30 minutes A comedy about loneliness and love.

Wednesday with Goddard Directed by Nicolas Ménard

2017

USA / 2017 / 12:30 minutes Columbia University A man finds a family of strangers in his house and has an extremely difficult time asking them to leave.

In French with subtitles

The Talk: True Stories About the Birds and the Bees

UK / 2016 / 4:30 minutes A personal quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.

www.goodguyswithgunsmovie.com

Directed by Willy Berliner

Directed by Maxime Pillonel

Directed by SeungHee Kim

Canada / 2016 / 8:50 minutes There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is The Talk.

I’m in Here

Martien

The Realm of Deepest Knowing South Korea / 2017 / 3:30 minutes During a struggle, one digs beneath the surface of the other to reach the deepest place of his heart.

USA / 2017 / 5:00 minutes In an armed America, how do you know who the good guys are?

Tobes

www.thepoetandtheprofessor.com

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Directed by Kim Hardy www.nicolasmenard.com

UK / 2017 / 3:45 minutes High stakes drama in the world of finance unfolds, as our hapless hero, Tobes, struggles with the consequences of a terrible mistake.

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CONFLICT

Community Center WOODSTOCK   Sat Oct 14  8:00pm   Sun Oct 15  1:45pm

Runtime: 60 minutes + Q&A NEW YORK PREMIERE

Lawman Directed by Matthew Gentile

US PREMIERE

The Pain Body Directed by Gerson Oratmangoen

USA / 2017 / 13 minutes American Film Institute Bass Reeves is the greatest hero of the Old West you’ve never heard of.

The Netherlands / 2016 / 11.45 minutes In Dutch with subtitles

www.lawmanthefilm.com

My Nephew Emmett

A short mosaic about three young lives that collide.

www.facebook.com/thepainbodyfilm

NEW YORK PREMIERE

TV in the Fish Tail

Directed by Kevin Wilson, Jr.

Directed by Iesh Thapar

USA / 2017 / 19:25 minutes New York University On a dark night in 1955, a Mississippi preacher tries to protect his 14 yearold nephew, Emmett Till from two racist killers out for blood.

USA, India, UK / 2017 / 13:30 minutes In Hindi with subtitles

www.directedbykevin.com

Columbia University An adolescent boy faces his darkest hour amidst his most exciting.

www.ohpictureco.wixsite.com

DETERMINATIONFor Mature Audiences

Community Center WOODSTOCK   Sat Oct 14  10:00pm   Sun Oct 15  3:45pm

Runtime: 55 minutes + Q&A

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WORLD PREMIERE

EAST COAST PREMIERE

EAST COAST PREMIERE

www.ursulaellis.com/#/crick-in-the-holler

www.lereboundfilm.com

www.imdb.com/name/nm0228920

Crick in the Holler

(le) Rebound

Modern Houses

Directed by Ursula Ellis

Directed by Laura Beckner

Directed by Matthew Dixon

USA / 2017 / 17:45 minutes Columbia University The crisis that divides can bring us closer together.

In English, and French, with subtitles

USA, France, Germany / 2017 / 19 minutes A semi-French film where the pursuit of pleasure is full of left turns.

USA / 2016 / 17:53 minutes A star architect hears the whisper that every artist fears .

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GROWING UP

Community Center WOODSTOCK   Sat Oct 14  5:45pm   Sun Oct 15  11:30am

Runtime: 69 minutes + Q&A

Daykwon

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Patrick Letterii USA / 2017 / 8:48 minutes An arrogant, charismatic teenage boy goes to his first big audition and meets his match.

www.patrickletterii.com/daykwon

USA / 2017 / 8:45 minutes A lonely teenager, new to the city, is forced out of his comfort zone on the basketball court.

Directed by John Sheedy

www.facebook.com/itsjustagun

Australia / 2017 / 16:30 minutes Tom loves to wear dresses. This causes problems in his new school.

Proxy

Kalb

Directed by Eric Schuman

Directed by Franz Quitt

Austria / 2017 / 7 minutes

www.augohr.de/catalogue/kalb

Community Center WOODSTOCK   Fri Oct 13  2:15pm   Sat Oct 14  1:15pm

Runtime: 64 minutes + Q&A WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Michael Sládek

New Year’s Eve at Sunny’s Directed by Bob Giraldi

www.pluguglyfilms.com

The Foster Portfolio

USA / 2016 / 16:45 minutes A young man returning from the Vietnam War finds salvation in a woman he meets on New Year’s Eve.

www.bob-giraldi.com

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Resolutions Directed by Tamara Fisch

Directed by Danielle Katvan

USA / 2016 / 19 minutes Based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. www.thefosterportfolio.com

2017

EAST COAST PREMIERE

www.ericschuman.com/proxyfeature

RESOLUTIONS

USA / 2017 / 14:12 minutes A desperate couple navigates more than rough waters on a doomed kayaking trip.

www.mrsmccutcheonthemovie.com

USA / 2016 / 14 minutes A sick girl makes a lonely boy question his world.

In Swiss German with subtitles

All Against the Sea

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Mrs McCutcheon

Directed by Brian Robau

A short film about the work ritual of a tyrolean farm boy and his grandfather.

The Language of Ball Directed by Ramón Rodríguez

It’s Just a Gun USA / 2016 / 13:35 minutes Chapman University When Gabe finds a .38 revolver, a series of events are set in motion that will change his life.

SHORTS

SHORTS

USA / 2017 / 14:45 minutes As the clock counts down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, Frankie learns something that changes everything.

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SHORT DOCS I

Community Center WOODSTOCK   Fri Oct 13  4:30pm Upstate Films I RHINEBECK   Sat Oct 14   9:15pm

For Mature Audiences

Runtime: 80 minutes + Q&A

www.jonbunning.com

www.knifeskillsthemovie.com

Knife Skills

Mott Haven

The Tables

Directed by Thomas Lennon

Directed by Kyle Morrison

Directed by Jon Bunning

USA / 2017 / 40 minutes A film about re-entry, second chances and the healing power of fine food.

USA / 2017 / 23 minutes Students of a ‘second chance’ high school in the Bronx cope with grief, overcome obstacles and work towards graduating high school in a district where 49% of kids live below the poverty line.

USA / 2017 / 15 minutes Rain or shine, they’ll be there.

SHORT DOCS II

Community Center WOODSTOCK   Fri Oct 13  9:15pm   Sun Oct 15  5:45pm

Runtime: 67 minutes + Q&A

Little Potato LGBTQ

American Psychosis

Directed by Wes Hurley and Nathan Miller

Directed by Amanda Zackem

USA / 2016 / 14:45 minutes Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Chris Hedges discusses modern day consumerism and totalitarian corporate power.

Blackbird

www.americanpsychosis.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Paul Spaulding

USA / 2017 / 14:01 minutes SUNY New Paltz It’s just a piece of cardboard until it gets into the hands of a puppeteer. Then, it comes to life.

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US PREMIERE

FOCUS

USA / 2017 / 13:50 minutes A short doc about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union his mail-orderbride mom, and their adventurous escape to America.

Prince of Smoke

www.cargofilm-releasing/films/littlepotato

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Matthew Gelbi Cuba / 2017 / 24 minutes

In Spanish with subtitles

www.directedbykevin.com

Cuban cigar maker, Hirochi Robaina, fights to preserve a family legacy that is more than 171 years old.

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SHORTS

GETTING OLDER Retail Space

140 Characters Directed by Dean Winkler, Maureen Nappi and Donald S. Butler

USA / 2017 / 5:35 minutes What happened to the future we were promised?

Directed by Judith C Posey

USA / 2016 / 4:45 minutes Hit pause on life, and enjoy the fullness of a summer day. www.vimeo.com/216741804

Directed by Tina Romero

USA / 2016 / 3:58 minutes A non-narrative music video shot in Brooklyn, NYC.

Directed by HochR

www.vimeo.com/185891294

www.youtu.be/zpSAjO5Meyg www.youtu.be/SaK4t6hKKO4

USA / 2016 / 4:19 minutes Lonesome runaways attempt to elude their fate in a storybook world that is out to bring them to justice.

Directed by Mitchell Rose

www.vimeo.com/171743501

www. vimeo.com/158634032

MAGNETIC Dan Sultan Directed by Jonathan Chong

FAWN Mira Wunder Directed by Anuk Rohde

www.vimeo.com/216665002

Australia / 2016 / 3:45 minutes “He, She” questions the importance of gender roles in American culture and how they affect the outcomes of people’s individual lives through an experimental lens.

www.vimeo.com/185891294

METEORA Moostroo Directed by Francesco Pontiggia

FIRES A Life is Better Blonde

Italy / 2017 / 3:58 minutes A story of freedom and constraint in flesh, plasticine and stop-motion.

Directed by Natalie Erika James, Benjamin Morgan

USA / 2017 / 3:29 minutes Consumed by virtual reality set in the 1950s, a player transcends the rules of the game.

HUDSON HILL The Whiskey Hollow Directed by Stephen Mlinarcik

Exquisite Corps

Germany / 2017 / 3:39 minutes Shot in a miscanthus field in Germany, this music video is centered around the theme of the mother daughter relationship.

www.youtu.be/b147QakJjQ8

USA / 2016 / 4:19 minutes A music video for Amelia Curran.

Directed by Oren Lavie

USA / 2016 / 5:49 minutes 42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.

GRAVITY Amelia Curran Directed by Meghan McKnight and Maisie Jacobson

DID YOU REALLY SAY NO Oren Lavie Israel / 2017 / 4:18 minutes A man and a woman are lost in a house too big for the size of their love and haunted by the ghosts of their relationship.

www.vimeo.com/215445543

GLOBES Shirley House

BREAKIN’ POINT Peter Bjorn and John Norway / 2016 / 4:14 minutes Left in the middle of nowhere, a forlorn human is up against his very own self-preservation.

SHORTS

MUSIC VIDEOS ONLINE

www.vimeo.com/20597409

www.youtu.be/SsNyPn4NG68

TERROR Steady Holiday Joseph Armario

USA / 2017 / 4:54 minutes While cleaning her house, a woman finds a creature living in her couch that will not die.

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TEEN FILMS

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK  Fri Oct 13  5 :00pm

Runtime: 53 minutes + Q&A

The Candidate

Santa Woman

Directed by Parvati Santos

Directed by Tatum Lenberg

USA / 2016 / 13:23 minutes Miami SHS The intricacies of a student government election.

Fishing Directed by Zenona Darrow

USA / 2017 / 3:40 minutes Woodstock Day School After a successful fishing trip, two friends cook their meal and try to eat it, only to realize their fish is not actually a fish.

It Takes A Village Directed by AJ Opuiyos

USA / 2017 / 9:56 minutes In Spanish, with subtitles

Spark Media Project When the air and water of a village are threatened by a mining company will people pull together for the greater good.

USA / 2017 / 5:33 minutes Spark Media Project Santa Claus is coming to town, and this young woman just wants to be Santa.

Sister Directed by Benny Rendell USA / 2017 / 15:43 minutes Home Schooled A tween alien on the run finds sisterhood in a small town in upstate New York.

The Raven

Directed by Zack Gibson USA / 2016 / 5 minutes Palo Alto High School A boy is haunted by the memories of his exgirlfriend.

Lyric Directed by Alex DeRosa

USA / 2017 / 4:10 minutes Millburn High School A hand-drawn animated film about a girl’s struggle with depression.

FILM CAREER DAY: YOUTH INITIATIVE

Onteora High School Fri Oct 13 8:00am - 2:00pm

Directed by Hudson Perrin

USA / 2017 / minutes Woodstock Day School After freeing himself from his cocoon-like state, a man goes on to live a life of work and heartbreak.

Pigeonhood Directed by Partho Gupte

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

Photo: Ben Caswell

India / 2016 / 5 minutes Partho Gupte A film about the life cycle of a little pigeon.

Photo: Ben Caswell

Metamorphosis

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A SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF FILM AND MUSIC

A LIVE PERFORMANCE to Kick Off the Festival

The evening begins with an exceptional live performance by operatic soprano Sarah Joy Miller, star of the short film A

Hand of Bridge.

The film, a micro-opera in which two couples reveal their innermost desires, fears and fantasies while playing bridge, co-stars director/tenor David Miller, member of the internationally known band Il Divo, soprano Mary Dunleavy and tenor Ben Davis.

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LIVE PERFORMACE

LIVE PERFORMANCE WEDNESDAY October 11  7:00pm

Woodstock Playhouse

The feature film STUCK will follow the short. Described as ‘a musical for modern times,’ Stuck tells the story of six strangers trapped together on a stalled New York City subway car (for details see Narrative Features). After the Q&A, cast members

Giancarlo Esposito, Gerard Canonico and Tim Young will give LIVE PERFORMANCES from the score.

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PANELS PANELS

CHAT WITH HONORARY TRAILBLAZER AWARD RECIPIENT

SHEP GORDON

Kleinert James Center WOODSTOCK     Sat Oct 14  10:00am

Come hear this year’s honorary Trailblazer Award recipient, Shep Gordon, as he chats about his legendary career as music manager, film producer and culinary arts visionary. Hosted by

Shep Gordon, named one of the 100

Ed Gerrard is a

co-founder of Impact Artist Management and has supervised music for over 30 feature films. He won the 2017 Grammy Award for music supervision and for producing the soundtrack for the feature film Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle. Gerrard began his entertainment career some 30 years ago working as an apprentice to legendary music manager and film producer Shep Gordon. He became the first in-house music supervisor at Gordon’s Alive Pictures, finding key music for Gordon’s films and forming the beginnings of longstanding relationships with a slew of Hollywood directors, including Wes Craven, for whom he supervised music for over 10 films, including the Scream trilogy.

most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine and the subject of Mike Myers 2013 hit documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, launched one of the first independent film companies and film distributors, Alive Pictures/Island Alive, managed such musicians as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross, and sparked the celebrity chef phenomenon, representing the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Nobu, and Daniel Boulud. He is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. Island Alive distributed such films as Stop Making Sense, Koyaanisqatsi, The Whales of August, and Ridley Scott’s first film The Duelist¸ winner of the Cannes Film Festival. In all, Gordon has produced or executive produced 23 films, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Time of Destiny, Prince of Darkness, People Under the Stairs, and Shocker. Gordon has managed the careers of such diverse talents as Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Kenny Loggins, and countless others, and is credited as creating the celebrity chef, turning culinary arts into a multi-billion-dollar industry. In addition to the impact he’s had on music, film and food, he is known for his philanthropic endeavors and sits on the board of the Tibet Fund for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

CHAT WITH THE HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT

SUSAN SARANDON

Kleinert James Center WOODSTOCK     Sat Oct 14  12:00pm

Join Susan Sarandon as she talks about her acting career, life and what she thinks about being named one of the new faces of L’Oreal in 2016, at age 70. Hosted by

Griffin Dunne

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Susan Sarandon, known for her

award-winning performances in such iconic films as Atlantic City, Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo’s Oil, and The Client, brings a unique presence to every role. From her fearless portrayal of Annie Savoy in Bull Durham to her Academy Award® and SAG® Award-winning role as Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking, the hard-working veteran’s film work as actor and producer echoes through the industry. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, executive produced by Sarandon, is screening at the 2017 festival. Sarandon’s extracurricular life includes work with human rights organizations, social justice advocacy, including a 2006 Action Against Hunger award for her work as UNICEF goodwill ambassador and advocate for victims of hunger and HIV/AIDS. In 2016, Cannes Film Festival awarded Sarandon, along with Geena Davis, the Women in Motion Picture Award for their contributions to the film industry and women’s rights. Recently seen as Bette Davis in Feud: Bette & Joan, upcoming projects include the current season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan, The Death & Life of John F. Donovan, and Going Places, with John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou. Sarandon was named as one of the new faces of L’Oreal in 2016.

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p ho t o by Au s t i n Ha rg ra ve

is an accomplished actor, director and producer. Dunne’s recent feature film credits include War Machine, starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton, and Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Dunne’s feature film directorial debut was 1997’s Addicted to Love, starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick, which he followed one year later with Practical Magic , starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. On television, Dunne can currently be seen on Jill Soloway’s new Amazon series I Love Dick, starring opposite Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn. Previously, he recurred on the Showtime series House of Lies, playing opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, and the Fox series Red Band Society , opposite Octavia Spencer. In 2015, he completed a series long arc on WGN’s Manhattan.

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THROUGH THEIR LENS:

Kleinert James Center WOODSTOCK     Sat Oct 14   2:00pm

THE AMERICAN CONDITION Do the arts have a responsibility to society? In the current climate, as arts’ funding undergoes greater scrutiny, the purpose and function (if any) of art becomes ever more significant. Documentary films provide a lens through which audiences come face-to-face with all kinds of people in a variety of circumstances; films illuminating such issues as racial discrimination, inequality in education, voter rights, clean energy, same sex marriage, medical marijuana, gender equality, community organizing — all subjects of concern in America today. In this panel, top-notch documentarians come together to discuss their role in making films that help define the American Condition: the values, hopes, struggles, and victories of citizens all across the country. PANELISTS: Richard Rowley is an

Academy Award-nominated director and Sundance Film Festival winning cinematographer, with 19 years experience producing and directing and 23 years shooting for screen and television. His documentary feature Dirty Wars pioneered a fusion of nonfiction reportage and dramatic narrative storytelling, winning him dozens of festival awards and an Academy Award nomination. His other theatrically released documentary features have been honored at scores of festivals around the world, from Berlin to Sundance. Rowley has directed, produced and filmed dozens of television documentaries for Channel 4, BBC, Canal +, ZDF, ARD, CBC, PBS, CNN International, Al Jazeera, and others. Recently, he was lead cinematographer for Showtime’s climate change series, Years of Living Dangerously, and one of the directors of EPIX’s America Divided.

James Redford writes,

produces and directs for film and television. Prior to completing Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution for HBO, Redford’s other HBO films included Toxic Hot Seat, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, Mann v. Ford, and The Kindness of Strangers. While completing Happening, Redford traveled the world as an American Film Showcase ambassador with his two award-winning documentary films, Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope and Paper Tigers. Along with his father Robert Redford, he co-founded and currently chairs The Redford Center, a nonprofit media entity that engages people through inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action.

PANELS

PANELS

Bob Herbert is the director

and executive editor of Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class. He is the author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, published by Doubleday, and the moderator of Bob Herbert’s OP-ED.TV, a weekly interview program on CUNYTV. For nearly 20 years, Herbert was an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, writing about politics, urban affairs and social trends. Previously, he worked at The Daily News as general assignment reporter, national correspondent, consumer affairs editor, city hall bureau chief, and city editor, before becoming a columnist and a member of the editorial board. In addition to newspaper work, Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC News. His numerous awards include the American Society of Newspaper Editors award for distinguished newspaper writing and the Ridenhour Courage Prize for ˝the fearless articulation of unpopular truths.˝

MODERATOR: Nancy Abraham, SVP,

Documentary Programming for HBO is responsible for the development and production of HBO Documentary Films that have garnered numerous awards including Emmys, Peabodys, DuPonts, and Academy Awards. Previously, Abraham was Director of Film Acquisition and spent three years in Budapest as Director of Programming for HBO Hungary.

Sam Pollard is Peabody

and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. His work as an editor, producer and director spans almost 30 years. He received an Emmy in 1989 for an episode of Eyes On The Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads. Eight years later, his documentary series, I’ll Make Me A World: Stories of African-American Artists and Community, received a Peabody. From 1990-2010, Pollard edited Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Girl 6, Clockers, and Bamboozled. Pollard and Lee also co-produced a number of documentaries, including Spike Lee Presents Mike Tyson, which earned Pollard an Emmy. Other prestigious films include Four Little Girls, about the 1963 Birmingham church bombings, When The Levees Broke, a series that won a Peabody and three Emmys, Slavery By Another Name, August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, Two Trains Runnin’, and The Talk: Race in America. His most recent is Sammy Davis Jr.,: I’ve Gotta Be Me. “

Richard Rowley

James Redford

Bob Herbert

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MUSIC IN FILM

Kleinert James Center WOODSTOCK     Sat Oct 14   4:00pm

CASE STUDY: SYMPHONY OF HOPE

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A conversation between the principal creators of A Symphony of Hope — the music and the film. On January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, killing and injuring hundreds of thousands and leaving even more homeless. Christopher Lennertz, inspired by his friendship with Hands Together founders Father Tom Hagan and Doug Campbell, thought to use music to reignite hope. Lennertz conceived of a unique collaborative process: starting with a Haitian folk theme, 25 of Hollywood’s most award-winning composers wrote symphonic sections sequentially, like a musical chain-letter, to tell the story of the tragedy, its horrible aftermath and the ongoing relief and recovery efforts. Documentary filmmaker Brian Weidling wove together the tragic events, the creative compassion of the Los Angeles musical community, and a story of hope through music in Haiti’s poorest slum, to bring to the screen the remarkable story of A Symphony of Hope. PANELISTS Christopher Lennertz:

Star Wars, Van Halen, and Bye Bye Birdie may be responsible for his love for movies, music and musical theater, but a chance meeting with Henry Mancini in college changed Christopher Lennertz’s life forever. Impressed by Mancini’s ability to compose and produce for any genre, Lennertz modeled his career to be similarly diverse. This eclectic ability has become his signature. Lennertz has written music for some of the greatest storytellers: futuristic dystopian Americana for J.J. Abrams’ Revolution; the lush orchestral melodies of Steven Spielberg’s Medal of Honor series; stark, out-of-tune gospel piano for Thanks for Sharing; the powerful urban hip hop defining Ice Cube’s tough-as-nails cop in Ride Along; even soaring heroics for a hot dog saving the world in Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party. Working with writer/producer Eric Kripke led to an Emmy nomination for the cult hit Supernatural, and he earned a Grammy for his arrangements on Ozomatli’s Street Signs. Lennertz is one of the most important composers in Hollywood today.

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Lucas Richman: Grammy

Award-winning conductor/ composer Lucas Richman has served as Music Director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010, and held the position as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2015. He has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Richman’s music has been performed by over two hundred orchestras across the United States, including the New York Philharmonic and Boston Pops. He has fulfilled commissions for numerous organizations, including the symphonies of Pittsburgh, San Diego and Knoxville. 2015 saw the Albany Records’ release of a criticallyacclaimed CD featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performing three compositions, including his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: In Truth. ”

MODERATOR: Doreen Ringer Ross is Vice President

Film, TV & Visual Media Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), where she directs all activities serving composers for screen. She has established key programs for composers, including the Sundance Composers’ Lab and the BMI Film/ TV Composers Conducting Workshop. She oversees BMI’s film scoring scholarships at USC, UCLA and Berklee College of Music, and has created artist development platforms with the Sundance Film Festival, IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP Filmmakers Conference, Los Angeles Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, and the Woodstock Film Festival. Ringer-Ross serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, is a member of the Peabody Awards Board, Advisory Board of the American Youth Symphony, Advisory Board for the IFP Filmmaker Labs, and is on the Board of the World Soundtrack Award.

Brian Weidling: While

a student at Emerson College, Brian Weidling created an award-winning documentary on the 1970 Kent State shootings. His professional career began at Mutual Film Company on such critically acclaimed films as Hard Rain, The Jackal, Saving Private Ryan, and The Truman Show, and Direct Cinema Limited, which distributed numerous Oscar and Emmy award-winning documentaries. Weidling produced and directed The GoalClaudio Reyna — following the captain of the US men’s soccer team’s 2002 ascent to the World Cup All Star Team that Sports Illustrated called a ˝soccer nut’s dream.˝ His company Tumbleweed Entertainment has generated over 700 animatics for major companies. In 2007, he co-created Go Green for Discovery Channel’s ecochannel, and a similar series for the Sierra Club in 2008. Most recently, Weidling directed A Symphony of Hope and is currently in production on Cashel: 21 and Counting, about a boy who has lived his entire life in bed because of a genetic disorder. ”

Christopher Scott “Chris” Brooks: Music producer,

editor, author, and film educator, Brooks is best known for his work with composer Michael Kamen. Beginning with the iconic Lethal Weapon, he forged a 25-year relationship with Kamen, editing and producing the scores for such Hollywood blockbusters as Die Hard (and sequels), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Don Juan DeMarco, The Three Musketeers, and Mr. Holland’s Opus, for which he won the MPSE Golden Reel Award for music editing. Brooks’ early work includes many critically acclaimed films, with Scorcese’s Goodfellas at the top. Relationships with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, Richard Donner, and John Waters, and composers Randy Newman, Elliot Goldenthal and Thomas Dolby, fill his resume. He continues to work with some of the finest talents in the business, including Rob Reiner, Werner Herzog, Alan Menken, and Marc Shaiman. His latest projects include Rebecca Miller’s HBO documentary Arthur Miller: Writer and the Netflix feature Our Souls at Night,starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

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ACTORS DIALOGUE

PANELS

PANELS Kleinert James Center WOODSTOCK     Sun Oct 15   10:00am

Join this year’s Woodstock Film Festival’s Excellence in Acting honoree as he chats about his work in some of America’s most diverse and interesting films. HOSTED BY

PANELIST

Martha Frankel

is the Executive Director of Woodstock Bookfest, the host of Woodstock Booktalk, celebrity interviewer, and published novelist.

Bill Pullman, 2017 Woodstock Film

Festival Excellence in Acting honoree, stars in the The Ballad of Lefty Brown, screening at the festival, and can also be seen in festival alumni Alex and Andrew Smith’s Walking Out, Fox’s Battle of the Sexes, and Electric Entertainment’s LBJ. Additionally, he can currently be seen on the hit USA television show The Sinner, this summer’s highest rated program. Pullman is most known for his role as President Thomas J. Whitmore in Independence Day, as well as his role as Lone Starr in Spaceballs. Additional movie credits include Trouble, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Equalizer, Surveillance, The Cove, Bottle Shock, Scary Movie 4, The Grudge, While You Were Sleeping, The Last Seduction, Mr. Jones, Malice, Sleepless In Seattle, A League Of Their Own, Newsies, Ruthless People, and Lost Highway. Additional television credits include 1600 Penn, Torchwood and Revelations.

CHAT WITH CLOSING NIGHT FILM DIRECTOR

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REBECCA MILLER

Join Rebecca Miller, director of this year’s Closing Night Film, Arthur Miller: Writer, as she talks about making a film about her father and her own life as a filmmaker. HOSTED BY

Logan Hill

writes frequently about arts and culture for many of the world’s best media outlets, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Wired, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Esquire, Businessweek, and This American Life. When he’s not writing, he reviews films on the TV show Talking Pictures on Demand. He is also the host of the new TimesTalks monthly screening series Screen Times.

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Rebecca Miller has written and

directed six feature films: Angela, winner of the Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers Trophy and Cinematography Award and the Gotham Award; Personal Velocity, winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Award and the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award; The Ballad of Jack and Rose, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Catherine Keener; The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, starring Robin Wright, Alan Arkin and Keanu Reeves; Maggie’s Plan, starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore, and Arthur Miller: Writer, a documentary. Her books Personal Velocity, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and Jacob’s Folly have been published in over thirty countries.

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PANELS

ASK THE PRODUCER

Join some of today’s most accomplished and influential producers as they chat about the current role of a producer, with anecdotes and examples from their own experiences. Lee Aronsohn

PANELISTS Lee Aronsohn, television

producer, is credited for work on shows such as The Love Boat, Murphy Brown, Cybill, and is best known as one of the creative minds behind television’s beloved hit sitcoms Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. A University of Colorado alum, Aronsohn traveled back to Boulder for the first time in 40 years to tell the story of Magic Music, his first feature length documentary. Anne Carey is an independent producer who has collaborated with filmmakers Ang Lee, Mike Mills, Bill Condon, Nicole Holofcener, Anton Corbijn, Liz Garbus, and Marielle Heller, among others. A24, Fox Searchlight, Universal Pictures, Sony Picture

Classics, Focus Features, Miramax, and HBO have distributed Carey’s films and they have premiered at all major domestic and international film festivals. Zak Kilberg is an emerging producer shepherding a diverse slate of projects for film and TV. His projects have won awards at major film festivals, including Sundance, and have been acquired by top distributors worldwide, including Lionsgate, Universal, HBO, IFC, and more. He most recently produced Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, which was a NY Times Critic’s Pick. Kilberg is involved with multiple films screening at Woodstock this year.

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producer whose company Wonderful Films is located in Kingston, NY. Among his many producing credits are Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Milk, The Kite Runner, Cold Mountain, The Quiet American, Black Nativity, Disconnect, The Promise, starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, and Crash Pad, starring Domhnall Gleeson, screening at this year’s Woodstock Film Festival. He is currently the chair of the Producers Guild of America East and was previously president of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, partner with Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella at Mirage Productions, and a Senior Vice President at Paramount Pictures.

Peter Saraf’s producing

credits include Loving, Three Generations, The Kings of Summer, Me Him Her, Safety Not Guaranteed, Our Idiot Brother, Jack Goes Boating, Sunshine Cleaning, Away We Go, Is Anybody There?, Little Miss Sunshine, Everything Is Illuminated,The Truth About Charlie, Adaptation, Ulee’s Gold, and the feature documentaries Mandela and The Agronomist. He has been nominated for Academy and Golden Globe Awards and has won multiple awards, including the Spirit, Gotham and PGA Awards. He is the co-founder of Big Beach, a New Yorkbased independent film production and financing company. “

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WO O D STO C K A R E A

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 the arts and crafts, continues as an active artists’ colony with a year-round presence. Woodstock has a busy and lively town filled with delicious eateries and funky stores. It is a great location to stay, as it is the hub of most festival activities. For LODGING & DINING info, vist our travel info page at woodstockfilmfestival.org See two mile map pg 115 for these venues

BOX OFFICE

13 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY 12498

BEARSVILLE THEATER (films) 261 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.4406 www.bearsvilletheater.com

WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION & MUSEUM (filmmaker lounge) 28 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.2940 www.woodstockart.org

UPSTATE FILMS WOODSTOCK (films) 132 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.6608 www.upstatefilms.org

CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY (Post Production Lounge ) 56Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.7420 www.postnewyork.org

KLEINERT/JAMES ART CENTER (panels) 34 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498 www.woodstockguild.org

WOODSTOCK MESCAL HORNBECK COMMUNITY CENTER (shorts)

56 Rock City Rd Woodstock, NY 12498 (845) 679-7420 www.woodstockcommunitycenter.org

WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE (films)

103 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.6908 www.woodstockplayhouse.org

ONTEORA HIGH SCHOOL (career day)

4166 Route 28 ,Boiceville, NY 12412

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The Woodstock Film Festival  is a member of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Corporate Class Program, which offers discounted rates to visitors. Most importantly, Enterprise RentA-Car has 15 local offices in the Hudson Valley, and will be happy to pick you up from any location when needed! Reservations can be made on their website. Just type in our Corporate ID#-24H6506 to make a reservation. Your three digit pin code is “WOO” or call the National Reservation number at 800.593.0505 with the ID#.

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Thruway (Interstate 87) North to Exit 19 (Kingston). Head WEST on Rt. 28 toward Pine Hill. After 5 miles turn RIGHT at the light onto Rt. 375 and go 3 miles into Woodstock!

To Woodstock: Take Trailways from Port

BY TRAIN:

To Rhinecliff/Rhinebeck: Take the

Empire Service Line from Penn Station to Rhinecliff-Kingston. Rhinebeck Taxi is conveniently located at the train station or rent a car from Enterprise-Rent-a-Car.

From NYC & SOUTH: Take the NYS

From ALBANY & MASS PIKE: Take NYS

Thruway (Interstate 87) South to Exit 20 (Saugerties/Woodstock). Turn LEFT onto Rt. 32, then RIGHT onto Rt. 212. Follow Rt. 212 for 9 miles into Woodstock.

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KIN G STO N A R E A

In Ulster County, Kingston dates back to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652. It’s a vibrant city with a rich history and architecture. It was the state’s first capital and hosts a thriving arts community. The annual Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards are held at Backstage Studio Productions, a venue that has housed performers, artists and musicians from all over the world since its opening over 13 years ago. Built in the early 1900s as a vaudeville and movie house, many of the original historical features of the building are still intact.

BSP 323 Wall Street Kingston, NY 12401 845.554.3809 www.bspinfo.net

Just 18 miles from Woodstock, Kingston’s location enables visitors to easily visit both areas during a short stay. For LODGING & DINING info, vist our travel info page at woodstockfilmfestival.org

H OW TO G ET TO K I N G S TON AUTO RENTAL

The Woodstock Film Festival  is a member of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Corporate Class Program, which offers discounted rates to visitors. Most importantly, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has 15 local offices in the Hudson Valley, and will be happy to pick you up from any location when needed! Reservations can be made on their website. Just type in our Corporate ID#-24H6506 to make a reservation. Your three digit pin code is “WOO” or call the National Reservation number at 800.593.0505 with the ID#.

BY BUS

Take Trailways from Port Authority to Kingston. This drops you off at the the Trailways bus terminal, 289 Hurley Ave, Kingston, NY 12401, in walking distance from BSP. For schedule, call 800.776.7548 or visit www.trailways.com.

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BY CAR TO BSP 323 WALL STREET, KINGSTON, NY 12401

From Woodstock: Take Rt. 375 towards

Rt. 28. Turn LEFT onto Rt. 28 East. Continue 6 miles. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Washington Ave. Turn left onto N Front Street. Turn right at Green Street. Turn left onto John Street. Turn left at Wall St. BSP Lounge will be on the left. From NYC: Take the NYS Thruway (Interstate 87) North to Exit 19 (Kingston). At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Washington Ave. Turn left onto N Front St. Follow direction as stated above.

BY TRAIN:

To Rhinecliff/Rhinebeck: Take the

Empire Service Line from Penn Station to Rhinecliff. Rhinebeck Taxi is conveniently located at the train station or rent a car from Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, which will meet you at the train station.

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RH IN E B E C K A R E A

Located in Dutchess County, Rhinebeck is easily reachable by car and public transportation and offers relaxed yet sophisticated country living with its myriad of shops, antique stores, restaurants, and cultural venues — including Upstate Films. Since 1972, UPSTATE FILMS, a non profit organization, has demonstrated a commitment to film as a medium of social communication and aesthetic experience. The Hudson River National Historic Landmark District, in which Rhinebeck is located, has been home to scions of business and industry, presidents and statesmen, who built their mansions along the Hudson River. Located 18 miles from Woodstock, across the Hudson River, Rhinebeck’s location enables visitors to easily visit both areas during a short stay. For LODGING & DINING info, vist our travel info page at woodstockfilmfestival.org

UPSTATE FILMS I & II 6415 Montgomery St. Rhinebeck, NY 12572 866.FILM.NUT 845.876.2515 www.upstatefilms.org

HOW TO G E T TO R H I NE B E CK BY CAR: From Woodstock, Ulster County & west side of Hudson River: Take Rt. 375 towards Rt. 28. Turn LEFT onto Rt.

28. Merge onto US-209 N toward Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge. Go over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge, continue straight to second traffic light. Turn right onto Route 9G. At first light turn right onto Route 9. Go straight into the center of Rhinebeck. Theater is at 6415 Montgomery Street/Route 9, next to Foster’s Coach House Restaurant.

From South, also west side of Hudson River: Go over the Mid-Hudson Bridge to Route 9 North. Go approximately 12 miles to center of Rhinebeck. Theater is north of traffic light at 6415 Montgomery Street/Route 9, next to Foster’s Coach House Restaurant, across from Rhinebeck Savings Bank.

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BY BUS:

Take the Shortline Bus from Port Authority to Rhinebeck. For schedule call 800.776.7548.

BY TRAIN: To Rhinecliff/Rhinebeck: Take the Empire Service Line from Penn Station to Rhinecliff-Kingston. Rhinebeck Taxi is conveniently located at the train station or rent a car from EnterpriseRent-a-Car, which will meet you at the train station.

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S AU G E RT IE S AR E A

In Ulster County, Saugerties 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. 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 HITS — Horseshows In the Sun. It occupies 200 acres of land and has a 10 ring, Olympic-status show facility.

ORPHEUM THEATER 156 Main Street Saugerties, NY 12477 845.246.6561

Just 10 miles from Woodstock, Saugerties’ location enables visitors to easily visit both areas during a short stay. For LODGING & DINING info, vist our travel info page at woodstockfilmfestival.org.

HOW TO G E T TO S AUG E RT I E S BY CAR From Woodstock: Take Route 212 east for ten miles. At light,

turn right on Market Street. Turn left on Main Street and go one and a half block to Orpheum Theater.

From NYC: Take the NYS Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 20

(Saugerties), turn onto Route 212 east to Market Street and follow directions above.

BY BUS

AUTO RENTAL

The Woodstock Film Festival  is a member of the Enterprise RentA-Car Corporate Class Program, which offers discounted rates to visitors. Most importantly, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has 15 local offices in the Hudson Valley, and will be happy to pick you up from any location when needed! Reservations can be made on their website. Just type in our Corporate ID#-24H6506 to make a reservation. Your three digit pin code is “WOO” or call the National Reservation number at 800.593.0505 with the ID#.

Take Trailways from Port Authority to Saugerties (the bus does stop in Kingston first). For s­ chedule, call 800.776.7548.

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RO SE N DA L E AR E A

Rosendale is a rural community with a population of a little over 6,000 people. It is surrounded by many lovely features like the Rondout Creek and Wallkill River, Joppenburgh Mountain, a portion of the Shawangunk Ridge, The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail & Trestle, The Binnewater Lakes, and many charming neighborhoods and villages. Its quaint main street includes delightful eateries, lovely shops and its very own Rosendale Theatre.

ROSENDALE THEATRE 408 Main St, Kingston, NY 12401 845.658.8989 www.rosendaletheatre.org

The Rosendale Theatre Collective is dedicated to preserving the historic Rosendale Theatre and enhancing the cultural life and economic vitality of Rosendale and Ulster County through film, the performing arts and educational programming. Just 20 miles from Woodstock, Rosendale’s location enables visitors to easily visit both areas during a short stay. For LODGING & DINING info, vist our travel info page at woodstockfilmfestival.org

HOW TO G E T TO RO S E N DA LE BY CAR: From Woodstock: Take Route 375 to Route 28 East. Go 5 miles

to roundabout and take first exit (Washington Avenue) to end and turn right onto Route 32. Go about 6 miles and turn right (just before bridge) to Main Street in Rosendale. Theater is on right (parking in rear).

From NYC: Take the NYS Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 19

(Kingston). Take the second exit on the roundabout (Washington Avenue) and follow above directions*.

AUTO RENTAL

The Woodstock Film Festival  is a member of the Enterprise RentA-Car Corporate Class Program, which offers discounted rates to visitors. Most importantly, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has 15 local offices in the Hudson Valley, and will be happy to pick you up from any location when needed! Reservations can be made on their website. Just type in our Corporate ID#-24H6506 to make a reservation. Your three digit pin code is “WOO” or call the National Reservation number at 800.593.0505 with the ID#.

BY BUS

Take Trailways from Port Authority to Rosendale. For s­ chedule, call 800.776.7548.

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TICKET INFORMATION T I C K E T I N F O R M AT I O N

PRICES Walk-Up Orders

 Tickets ordered online or by phone between September 20-October 8, WILL BE SHIPPED to the mailing address provided when ordering.  Student and senior discounts are available with ID at the Box Office.  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.org  PLEASE NOTE: Tickets ordered online or phone between September 20-October 8, WILL BE SHIPPED by USPS mail to the mailing address provided when ordering.  All online and telephone orders placed after October 8 must be picked up at the BOX OFFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock.  Access to POST PRODUCTION lounge at Center for Photography is complimentary.

 Tickets for all venues will be available for purchase at the BOX OFFICE a few days prior to online sales.  The Rosendale Theatre and Upstate Films Rhinebeck may have a select number of tickets available for pre-sale. Please contact them directly.

Telephone Orders  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.  The last day for telephone orders is October 8.

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.

F U L L F E S T I V A L PA S S E S  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 entitle entry to the Filmmakers’ Lounge.  Full Festival Passes are $750 and can be purchased online or at the BOX OFFICE.  Full Festival Passes are nontransferable and include a picture ID.  Passes must be picked up at Festival Registration at the Colony Cafe. Badge pick-up instructions will be sent after purchase.

PURCHASING & PICKING UP TICKETS Internet Orders www.woodstockfilmfestival.org Box Office Location 13 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY 12498 (Across from the Chamber of Commerce booth) phone 845.810.0131

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

October 11-14 9am-7pm Open everyday

October 15 9am-6pm Please note that all events are subject to change. Check the website to:  Confirm venues and times  Find out what is STANDBY  Read updated information about screenings, events and panels For the most up-to-date information, please visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.org

IMPORTANT DETAILS  Pass and 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 after October 8 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. Five minutes prior to show time, available tickets will be sold on a CASH ONLY basis. Standby queues form no earlier than thirty minutes prior to any event.

WoodstockFilmFestival.org

 PLEASE leave plenty of time to pick up pre-ordered tickets at the BOX OFFICE or order online by October 8 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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SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE S C H E D U L E AT A G L A N C E

Wed 10/11

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

7:00 Stuck follows A Hand of Bridge

Thur 10/12

Bearsville Theater

1:00 The Last Pig 3:00 To the Edge of the Sky 6:00 Nat Bates for Mayor 8:30 This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

1:00 Infinity Baby 3:15 Becks 6:00 OPENING NIGHT FILM 9:00 The Bachelors

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

1:00 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide 3:30 Girl in Flight 6:00 Don’t Come Back From the Moon 8:30 Us And Them

ROSENDALE Theatre

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

7:30 SHORTS: Animation 7:00 My Name is Pedro

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

7:30 This is Congo

Fri 10/13

Bearsville Theater

12:00 Against All Odds: The Fight For a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert 2:15 My Name is Pedro 5:00 SHORTS: Youth Films 7:00 Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution 9:15 Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

1:30 Revengeance 1 1:45 A Symphony of Hope 4:15 Supermensch 6:45 Crash Pad 9:30 The Strange Ones

WOODSTOCK Community Center 2:15 SHORTS: 4:30 SHORTS: 7:00 SHORTS: 9:15 SHORTS:

Resolutions Short Docs I Bedlam Short Docs II

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

0:45 The Chocolate Case 1 1:15 Shingal, Where Are You? 4:00 Cold November 6:30 The Light of the Moon 9:00 The Traveller

Followed by the film STUCK After the Q&A, cast members Giancarlo Esposito, Gerard Canonico and Tim Young will give LIVE performances from the score. 1 8 T H

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WOODSTOCK Playhouse

0:30 The Ballad of Lefty Brown 1 1:30 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 4:00 Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me 6:45 Submission 9:30 Last Flag Flying

WOODSTOCK Community Center

1:15 SHORTS: Resolutions

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

2:30 Waterboys 1 3:15 Roll With Me 5:45 Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold 8:15 Us And Them

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

1:00 Thank You For Coming 3:30 Bean 6:00 La Chana 8:45 To the Edge of the Sky

A N N U A L

October 14

10:00 The Rape Of Recy Taylor 12:30 Waterboys 3:00 Beauty Mark 5:30 Holden On 8:15 The Square

MAVERICK AWARDS CEREMONY SATURDAY

10:00 PANEL: Chat With Honorary Trailblazer Award Recipient Shep Gordon 12:00 PANEL: Chat With The Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Susan Sarandon 2:00 PANEL: Through Their Lenses: The American Condition 4:00 PANEL: Music In Film – Case Study: Symphony Of Hope

ROSENDALE Theatre

The evening begins with an exceptional live performance by operatic soprano Sarah Joy Miller and the short film A Hand of Bridge.

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

October 11

at Woodstock Playhouse

5:45 SHORTS: Growing Up 8:00 SHORTS: Conflict 10:00 SHORTS: Determination

TO KICK OFF THE FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY

11:15 Bean 1:30 Roll With Me 4:00 To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor 6:00 Thank You For Coming 8:30 Becoming Who I Was

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES 3:30 SHORTS: Bedlam

2:30 Submission 1 3:30 This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous 6:00 Nat Bates for Mayor 8:30 Last Flag Flying

P E R F O R M A N C E

Bearsville Theater

6:00 Girl in Flight 8:30 A Real Vermeer

Sat 10/14

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

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES

1:00 The Chocolate Case 3:30 Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution 5:45 What Children Do 8:15 The Cycle (America Divided)

ROSENDALE Theatre

Sun 10/15

Bearsville Theater

11:30 SHORTS: Animation 1:45 The Cycle (America Divided) 4:00 La Chana 6:30 40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

0:00 PANEL: Actor Dialogue 1 12:00 PANEL: Chat With Closing Night Film Director Rebecca Miller 2:00 PANEL: Ask The Producer

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

0:15 Ram Dass, Going Home 1 11:45 Time Trap 2:15 The Song of Sway Lake 5:00 What Children Do 7:30 Arthur Miller: Writer CLOSING NIGHT FILM 11:30 The Sounding 2:00 A Real Vermeer 4:45 They 7:00 The Organizer

WOODSTOCK Community Center 11:30 SHORTS: 1:45 SHORTS: 3:45 SHORTS: 5:45 SHORTS:

Growing Up Conflict Determination Short Docs II

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES

ROSENDALE Theatre

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

2:30 A Symphony of Hope 1 3:00 The Last Pig 5:00 Holden On 7:45 Becoming Who I Was

12:00 Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me 2:45 The Ballad of Lefty Brown 5:45 The Strange Ones 1:00 The Light of The Moon 3:30 Becks 6:00 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

2:30 They 1 3:00 Revengeance Upstate Films RHINEBECK II 5:30 Mary Janes: The Women of Weed 1:15 To A More Perfect Union: U.S. v. Windsor 8:00 Infinity Baby 3:45 Beauty Mark Upstate Films RHINEBECK I 6:15 Don’t Come Back 1:30 The Sounding From the Moon 4:00 The Traveller 6:45 Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class with Bob Herbert 9:15 SHORTS: Short Docs I

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

BSP KINGSTON

1:45 Shingal, Where Are You? 4:30 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide 7:00 Cold November 9:30 Stuck 7:00 Maverick Awards Cocktail Party 9:00 Maverick Awards

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

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2017 commemorative program