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“For the WFF poster, I tried to keep an organic feeling with a Woodstock flair.” says Dubois. “I wanted to incorporate a literal representation of Woodstock, which is why I included the mountains and the wood in the tree. I also wanted to incorporate something about the WFF 15th Anniversary year, so I put XV in the roots.” Posters are available at WFF Box Office & Online Contact Mike directly at mikedubois.net or visit Happy Life Productions • 54C Tinker Street, Woodstock

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I NTRO D U C TI O N

WELCOME TO THE 15TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL The magic goes on. It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago the first Woodstock Film Festival was a dream waiting to be realized, and yet here we all are, at our 15-year milestone, about Giancarlo Esposito

to welcome some of today’s most exciting and inspiring filmmakers into our midst once again. Back in the spring of 2000, standing outside Bread Alone in Woodstock, biting into a delicious sandwich, it felt as if someone had sprinkled magic dust at my feet. Woodstock, a small artists’ enclave in the Hudson Valley with only one small theater, welcomed the festival with a warm embrace, excited about the possibilities it could bring. With the help of thousands of community members, the ever-

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growing, ever-changing filmmaking world and a bit of magic (call it movie magic), those prospects and dreams were not only met, but surpassed. So welcome to the 15th Anniversary Woodstock Film Festival, where magic can be found sprinkled among the film screenings, panels, concerts and parties, as well as the many galleries, shops and restaurants, artists’ studios and recording studios, creeks and lakes, mountains and fields that populate our area. The Woodstock

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Film Festival, like its former namesake the immortal Woodstock Concert, is not only about a specific place, but rather about an idea, or in this case many ideas converging into one. It is about the discovery and the celebration of artistic vision, creative thinking and new explorations of traditional as well as ground-breaking thoughts, trends and genres. The filmmakers whose works are celebrated here this year hail from near and far, they are young and old, emerging and already well known. While diverse, they

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all exhibit similar traits: the passion of true artists, the thoughtfulness of true philosophers and the inquisitiveness of true scientists. We encourage you to be adventurous and attend an eclectic mix of films. Check out the shorts by teenage filmmakers, including The Adults by Jack Fessenden. Or the shorts by accomplished artists, including One Armed Man by Tim Guinness. Experience the feature narratives, such as the exquisite WildLike or the heartbreaking Patricks’ Day, and such documentaries as the stunning observational

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piece Down in Shadowland or the unflinchingly inquisitive Killswitch. As you delve into the wide-ranging selections at the festival, you will witness the exciting talents of directors, screenwriters and actors who are not afraid to reach for the undiscovered and challenge the norms.

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The outstanding array of films is complemented by a top notch slate of panels and special talks, from intimate chats with director Darren Aronofsky and musician Hugh Masekela, to frank examinations of the state of women directors today, and

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the new “golden age” of television vs. film on the big screen. And no Woodstock Film Festival would be complete without live music. This year we kick off the festival with a film and performance by renowned Israeli musician and activist David Broza, along with American counterpart Steve Earle. The film they have created, East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem, highlights the role of music in promoting tolerance and peaceful co-existence in a region steeped in decades long conflict.

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We are thrilled to bring you all of this and so much more, not only in the beautiful town of Woodstock, but in the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and Saugerties. This is a region-wide celebration and event. So please come, explore and enjoy not only the program at the festival, but these towns as well. Before I sign off and wish you a great festival, I want to thank the countless

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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! And now, to everyone who is attending this year, welcome to the 2014 Woodstock

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Film Festival! We are happy you can join us in the celebration of 15 years of supporting indie film and helping to make it grow. Thank you all for coming. And as some of our staff has been saying year after year when it came time to raise the curtain: Happy Festival. See you at the movies.

Meira Blaustein

Lee Blummer with Tamara Lang, Barbara Kopple, Michael Lang

Co-Founder, Executive Director Addendum: We’d like to pay homage to, and dedicate this year’s festival to two very dear friends who passed away in 2014. Jim Dodge was a projectionist at WFF since our inception in 2000. Lee Blumer hosted one of our kickoff events at Crobar in NYC and was with us through thick and thin. Both are dearly missed.

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Executive Director/Co-Founder Meira Blaustein Administrative Director/Co-Founder Laurent Rejto Deputy Director Nikki Goldbeck Office Manager Michael Burke

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING Features & Documentaries Shorts Animation Teen Films Screeners Panels, Jury & Honorary Awards Additional Panels

Meira Blaustein, Nikki Goldbeck Laurent Rejto, Michael Burke, Dorrie Racioppo Bill Plympton, Signe Baumane Michael Burke, Cristin Carlin, Dorrie Racioppo David Becker, Meghan Barwick, Sarah Evers, David Goldbeck, Luc Gorczynski, Angela Imperati, Ashleigh Peterson, Emily Suttmeier Meira Blaustein Doreen Ringer-Ross (BMI) Dana Weissman (WGAE)

FESTIVAL OPERATIONS Operations Director Operations Manager Operations Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Art Department Executive Assistant Communication Services Print Trafficking Coordinator Special Events Technical Director Technical-Projectionists Transportation Coordinator Trailer DCP Conversion Audio Engineer @ BSP, Playhouse Interns

Michael Burke Dorrie Racioppo Jeremiah Wenutu Cristin Carlin Stacey Anderson, Vinny DeBellis Andrea VanSwearingen Greg Carttar, Char Harner (3rd St R&D Production Services) Dorrie Racioppo Lauri Andretta, Donna Parisi, Russell Parisi Jeff Kantor (Canus Major Productions) Lisa Burkland, Jake Haisley, Dan Hartnett, Jesse LoCascio, Justin Peone, Tim Sullivan Alana Davis Chad Smith (Remote Access Post) Brian Douglass Dave Cook (Area 52 Studios) Meghan Barwick, Devin Caron, Kevin Fagan, Gia Faruggia, Alexa Gold, Angela Imperati, Chris Kubick, Sandyra O’Meara, Kimberly Patota , Ashleigh Peterson, Peter Rabasco, Benjamin Simpkins, Max Weinstein

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PUBLIC RELATIONS Deputy Press Director Press Consultant Press Assistants Videography Photography Coordinator Photography Coordinator, Advisor Photographers

Angela DeMarta Ilene Marder Hinchey Devin Caron, Kevin Fagan, Alexa Gold, Sandyra O’Meara, Gia Faruggia Gregory Bray PhD, SUNY New Paltz Crew Laura Revercomb Naomi Schmidt Sikena Barley, Bill Barrett , Anjali Bermain, Allison DeBritz, Kelsey Dickey, Silvia Forni, Peggy Fusco, Abbot Genser, Wyatt Kelly, Chris Hallman, John Mazlish, Patricia Mitchell, Jan Rattia, Deanna Rizzi, David Rosenberg, Simon Russell, Angelo Schapiro

SITE MANAGEMENT Venue Managers

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VO LU NTE E R S Volunteers as of Sept 15

VOLUNTEERS

Norman Aaronson Marilyn Acquafredda Ron Aja Sandi Albelli Marcia Albert Carrie Allmendinger Ashley Amell Anne Ames Carol Anderson Ariana Andretta Matt Aquilino Nicole Barnhart Hali Barthel Henry Bates Jeff Bauml Alicia Beck Christine Beihoff Liza Belmont Nelsy Benitez Frank Beresheim Lorenzo Beronilla Sunya Bhutta Glenn Biren Briona Bishop Susan Black Joellen Blas Pamela Boyle Terrah Bretherton Bob Broder Georgia Burnside Veronica Cabrera Kevin Callahan Carissa Cancel Michael Carroll Barbara Cazakoff

Janis Chakler Anna Compton Tamara Cooper Caylin Costa Danielle Crofoot Will Cullen Chris Cutolo Eric Czarnecki Lynn Dennison Marlyn Dewitt Wendy Dompieri Margaret Donohue Vera Dordick Delilah Dougan Susan Drake Elizabeth Ten Dyke Sue Edwards Dillon Egyes Renee Englander Ian Ettinger Lee Finlay Mike Finnigan Linda Fite Erica Fkiaras Tara Flanigan Tesa Flores Rick Folger Nicholas Fronczak Jamie Glass Billie Golan Jeremy Goldsher Alina Gonzalez Diane Gray Megan Greenfeld Margie Greve

Sarah Grinberg Leif Grund Matt Hagerty Casey Hall Jennifer Halpern Aidan Hamid Gary Harnischfeger Rob Harris Sandra Harris Claudine Heller Edwina Henderson Jean Hendrickson Leslie Hill Jennie Hirsch Trevor Hockley Kathryn Hodge Mathew Hollis Mary Holmes Dorothy Holt Sonja Huang Eva Huie Howard Hurst Allison Irwin Taylor Jerry Marcus Jones Curtis Jorgensen Matt Kamien Risa Kamien Zivile Kaminskaite Glenda Kantor Mercedes Karabec Emily Karol Bob Katz Cecilia Korman Rachel Korman

Tris Korol John Kruppa Kalena Kwiecinski Lou Laconture Betsy LaPolla Jennifer Lawrence Amanda Leaseburge Joanne Leffeld Lucia Legnini Allison Lembo Julie Lennon Alice Lotosky Ashley Lukacs Deb Lukaszewski Kiana Macclellan Daniela Malavé Rick Malvey Deb Markes Barry Marks Jonah Martindale Sherry Masters Mike “Chocolate” Mccabe Sean Mccabe Jim Mcelroy Connor McKenna Bill Melvin Eleanor Minsky Julius Minsky Liz Montesano Ian Morse Anastasia Mosher Andy Mundi Randy Mundi Grace Murphy Lydia Murray

Ellen Naney Raji Nevin Julie Nicholls Barbara O’Brien Jeanette O’Callaghan Sandyra O’Meara Gerald Obourn Margo Obourn Megan Ott Joan Denyse Ottulich Carmine Paladino Steve Perfit Donna Perry Jessica Pierce Lauren Piperno Emma Sophie Pittelman Arianna Pogact Deborah Prescot Jeremy Pugliese Glenn Quillen Debbie Quirk Andrew Rector Sharon Reich Fern Revzin Michelle Rissolo Geri Ritchie Abigail Robin Scott Ross Dena Roy Alex Rubin Tara Ryan Greg Safris Suzanne Scalzi William Schwartz Carmen Senski

Phyllis Serrur Roni Shapiro Brendan Sheridan Julie Sheridan Paula Silbey Diane Silverberg Linda Sirkin Sami Sirkin Jeffrey Sloan Melissa Spiegel Rhoney Stanley John Stanzione Geri Stein Elizabeth Stella Kathe Sweeney Dorothea Swiac J Bradford Taishoff Jamieson Tall Stacey Trapani-Barber Orlando Trotter Noel Van Etten Barbara Velazquez Gian Villegas Laura Vogel Matthew Weaver Kristi Jo Weber-Mccabe Mike Wendel Thomas Whigham Chloe White Ursula Wilkerson Jamey Wolff Sue Worthman Laura Zinn Carol Zucker Cookie Zucker

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SPECIAL THANKS

SUPERSTARS Mark Braunstein Stephen Hays Jonathan Gray Brian S. Devine Nikola Duravcevic Dana Ben-Ari Marvin Seligman Doreen Ringer-Ross

DIRECTORS Chris Hughes JB Taishoff The High Rocks Charitable Trust

PRODUCERS Eva Marie Graham Bob Gruen Judy Jamison Elliot Landy Ron Mann Greg Meola

SCREENWRITERS Jack Abernathy Jeff & Marjory Bauml CINEMATOGRAPHERS Bell & Weisdorf Family Mid Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union Laurie Ylvisaker GAFFERS Joni Elenson David Giffen Robert Seigel

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Abe & Gail Nussbaum Town of Woodstock Bruce Van Horn SPECIAL THANKS Adam & Daniel Richard Abramowitz Nancy & Steve Abrams Chris Allieri John Amaroso Jay Andretta Terry & Mark Antman Abbe Aronson Tim & Helen Atkinson Susan & Stuart Auchincloss Steve Beckman Catherine Benham Ikutiel Blaustein Leo Boice Gail Bradney & Lowell Miller Gayle Burbank Crista Burke Delilah Burke Kieran Burke Pete & Nancy Caigan Maggie Cammer Anne & Matt Canzonetti Catskill Mountain Pizza Gary Chetkof Sarah Chianese Tracy Christian Joan Clancy

Jay Cohen John Cohen Kenny Cohen Paul Covello, Dylan Hotel Colleen Cruikshank Matthew Curtis Claude dal Farra Diane Davis Dietz Stadium Diner Michael Dubois Robbie Dupree Wynn Eggleston Judy Flynn Mary Frank Rebecca Fundis Brian Furano Leon & Geri Gast Joyce Gelb Annemarie Gilly Ryan Giuliani, Woodstock Walk David Goldbeck Doris Goldberg & Irwin Rosenthal Harris Goldberg Dylan Golden Dick Goldman, Esq. Alice Goodman David Gillis Marie Gordon Lisa Gossels Sif Gunnarsdottir Jennifer Halpern Bob Hausman, Woodstock Therapy County Exec. Mike Hein

Sandy Helm Ilene Marder Hinchey Vivian Hodges & Stuart Margolis Alan Hoffman Jim Hoffman Gill Holland Diana Holtzberg Richard & Amy Hutchings Doug Jones Noa Jones Jackeline Kellachn, The Golden Notebook Bryn Kelsey Marti Ladd, Wild Rose Inn Clementine Leger Dede Leiber Steve Leiber Haynes Liewellyn Julian Lines Aida LiPera Marita Lopez-Mena Sam & Cathy Magarelli Doreen Mar Mark 10 Jordan Matthews Jim McCune Katharine McKenna Catherine McNamara Sarah Mecklem Deanie Melniker Gail Miller & Billy Rothberg

Erin & Martin Mills White Dove Rockotel Mike Minor Luc Moeys Caralee Moor Bruce Moor David Nelsen Epstein Steve Nemeth Margo Obourn Michael Oates Organic Nectar Ric Orlando Nina Paturel Colette Perfit Steve Perfit Karen Pignataro, Woodstock Inn on the Millstream Thomas Pignone Barbara Pokras Evelyn Pouget & Mitch Ditkoff Lisa Protter Joan Quigley Tom Quinn Leann & Neil Ratner Michele Rejto Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce Rhinebeck Carol Ricken Randy & Barbara Rissman Liz Rosen Rosendale Chamber of Commerce Gary Rubin Michael Ruger

Sally Russ, Woodstock Sew Harris Safier Peter Saraf Stephanie Schacter Angela Schapiro Yvonne Sewall-Ruskin Joan Snyder Paul Solis Cohen Gary Springer Rhoney Stanley Studio 331 Judy Steinfeld Simi Stone Joe & Avis Toochin Bill Topazio Mark Urman Lucas Verga Brigid Walsh Ryan Werner Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Woodstock General Supply Bob Wyatt Elena Zang Allen & Ellen Zerkin Diana & Dale Ziegenfelder SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK CONTRIBUTORS Sean Eldridge Eugene Fischer John Fitzpatrick Richard & Peggy Fusco Mary Giuliani Peter Goldfarb

A D V I S O RY B O A R D Judy Arthur - Publicity/Consultant (Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs) Signe Baumane - Animator (Rocks in My Pockets)

Bill Plympton - Animator (Cheatin’, Idiots & Angels, Horn Dog) Aidan Quinn - Actor/Producer (Elementary, Legends of the Fall)

Eamonn Bowles - President, Magnolia Pictures Robin Bronk - CEO of The Creative Coalition Griffin Dunne - Director/Producer/Actor (The Good Wife, Fierce People)

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

Martha Frankel - Entertainment Journalist/Author (Hats & Eyeglasses)

Steve Savage - Co-founder, New Video/Docurama

Leon Gast - Filmmaker (Smash His Camera, When We Were Kings)

Liev Schreiber - Actor/Director (Ray Donovan Salt, The Painted Veil)

Vincent D’Onofrio - Actor (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Full Metal Jacket)

Jonathan Gray - Senior partner at Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP Ethan Hawke - Director/Actor (Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Chelsea Walls) Sabine Hoffman - Editor (The Dry Land, The Ballad of Jack and Rose) Gill Holland - Producer, The Group Entertainment (2nd Serve, Mariachi Gringo) Ted Hope - Producer (Adventureland, 21 Grams) Michael Lang - Producer/Promoter (1969, 1995, 1999 Woodstock Festival) Melissa Leo - Actor (The Fighter, Frozen River, Predisposed, 21 Grams) Stephen Nemeth - Executive Producer / Producer (Climate Refugees, Fields of Fuel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) Jeremiah Newton - NYU Industry Liaison, Producer (Beautiful Darling) Annie Nocenti - Journalist/Screenwriter/Teacher/Filmmaker Ron Nyswaner - Screenwriter/Director (Ray Donovan, Philadelphia)

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Dick & Susan Goldman Ali Grapes Will Hamilton Sandy Helm Maurice Hinchey Lynn Holst Trevor Hotz Bob Iljes Mark Jacobson Dr. Debra Karnasiewicz Gary Kvistad Tony Lanza Lawrence Lynn Bob Malkin Kristi McCabe Dr. Craig Moss Barbara O’Brien Michelle Pokowiscz Barry Price Joan & James Quigley Robert Ramirez Genine Regante Aaron Rezny Nancy Siegel Dean Sickles Barbara Silver Roland Smith Tom Sutton Malcom Taub Jane Traum April Traum Woodstock Day School

SPECIAL THANKS

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

Zachary Sklar - Screenwriter (JFK) Lori Singer - Actress (Footloose) Dancer, Cellist John Sloss - Attorney/Producer, Sloss Law & Cinetic Media (I’m Not There, Pieces of April, Far From Heaven) Fisher Stevens - Founding Partner, Greene Street Films, Actor/Producer/Director (Awake, Pinero, The Cove) David Strathairn - Actor (Cold Souls, Good Night and Good Luck) Lemore Syvan - Producer, Elevation Filmworks (Man of Tai Chi, The Ballad of Jack and Rose)

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W F F Y E A R- RO U N D P RO G R A M M I N G

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 MidHudson Valley.

The Woodstock Film Festival, Hudson Valley Film Commission and the Hudson Valley Programmers Group are committed to working year-round, offering screenings, mixers, economic development initiatives and special events from New York City to the Capital Region and beyond. January found WFF and HVFC with a strong presence at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Executive director Meira Blaustein participated in a panel discussion at the NY Lounge, while HVFC bragged about the FIVE Hudson Valley Films premiering at Sundance.

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

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 and Teen Films.

William Tribute Bordering On TreasonGreaves screening in Rosendale

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WFF PROGRAMMING

In March, WFF presented a Woodstock screening and fundraiser of local filmmaker David Becker’s documentary To Be Forever Wild.

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

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Street Journeys Screening Park City panel

In February, the film commission hosted a mixer at the Hudson Valley Resort, while three productions were rolling in the region.

In April, the 3rd Annual Spirit of Woodstock Award was presented to Markertek Founder and CEO Mark Braunstein, as well as a posthumous award to music legend Levon Helm, a founding member of The Band and a long time Woodstock resident. Entertainment was provided by Robbie Dupree and Simi Stone. In May, WFF hosted the 2nd annual Taste of Woodstock. The event turned out huge crowds and an overwhelming amount of great food. Over 20 local restaurants and businesses took part in a wonderfully delicious evening.

Spirit of Woodstock Award honoring Mark Braunstein

HVFC mixer at Hudson Resort Bidder Valley 70 Screening

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Secret screening of Altman by Ron Mann (right)

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Poster unveiling with Mike Dubois

Taste of Woodstock

In early August, WFF presented a secret screening of Altman by internationally renowned documentary filmmaker Ron Mann. A party followed at Yum Yum Woodstock.

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The Visions of Mary Frank screening

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Throughout the year, the Hudson Valley Programmers Group presented a terrific slate of films. It started with a presentation of Trish Dalton’s documentary Bordering on Treason. Over the summer HVPG presented films and filmmakers at various venues in the Hudson Valley, including Upstate Films Woodstock, The Rosendale Theatre, The Spectrum in Albany and The Downing Film Center. Films included Cold in July by Jim Mickle. The picture, which stars Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson and Sam Sheppard, was filmed in the Hudson Valley. HVPG also presented Ron Mann and his classic documentary Twist, OJ: The Musical with actor Jordan Kamp, the awardwinning The Forgotten Kingdom with Andrew Mudge, To Be Forever Wild with David Becker, and The Great Chicken Wing Hunt with director Matt Reynolds.

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In June, WFF and the Golden Notebook co-hosted a book signing and Q&A with Guillermo Fesser, author of the best selling 100 Miles from Manhattan.

Also in August, WFF unveiled its 2014 poster by Mike Dubois and co-presented (with Elena Zang Gallery) a special screening of The Visions of Mary Frank with filmmaker John Cohen and Mary Frank herself. A reception followed at the Elena Zang Gallery. Taste of Woodstock

TASTE OF WOODSTOCK PARTICIPANTS While visiting Woodstock, savor the delicacies at these Taste of Woodstock establishments: Bistro-to-Go, Black-Eyed Suzie’s, Bread Alone, Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Cucina Woodstock, The Emerson, Garden Cafe, The Green Palate: Vege-Terranean Grill, Keegan Ales, Landau Bar and Grill, little apple, Maria’s Bazaar, Mountain

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Gate Indian Restaurant, New World Home Cooking Co., Oriole 9, The Red Onion, Rick’s Wood Fired Pizza, Sunflower Natural Food Market, Woodstock Emporium, Yum Yum Noodle Bar. Water was generously provided by Binnewater. Gracious hosts included Loominus, Center for Photography of Woodstock, Empty Spaces, Mirabai Books, Lily’s, Westwood Metes and Bounds, and Dove’s Nest.

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ABOUT WFF Programming at the Woodstock Film Festival encourages those who use film as a way to explore social, environmental and political themes, while challenging their inherent boundaries. This year’s Exposure Program is a depiction of that goal. We are proud to present a lineup of films that represent the myriad challenges our world faces in

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

Focus on Music

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

Additional programming, including panels and year-round events, cover a broad range of socioeconomic and political topics. .The 2014 WFF schedule has programmed several locally produced films including the feature films I Believe in Unicorns, Little White Lie, Late Phases, and The Sisterhood of Night. Locally produced short films include The Lipstick Stain, The Suffering Kind, One Armed Man and the entire Hudson Valley Docs program.

Select participants have included Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Tim Robbins, Arlo Guthrie, and many others.

I Believe in Unicorns

The BMI Music Panel and concerts play a critical role in Focus on Music programming. Participants over the years have included Pine Top Perkins, Donovan, Levon Helm, Bernie Worrell, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, Mike East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem Gordon and Trey Anastasio of Phish, 2014 Focus on Music feature films Kate Pierson, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Rowan, include East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem Marshall Crenshaw, Duncan Sheik, Rahat and Playing With Parkinson’s. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and many others.

As technology makes our world seem smaller and increasingly ­accessible, we are given the rare opportunity to expand our global consciousness. Film remains one of the highest forms for such expression, offering audiences the scenery, sounds and personalities of faraway places.

WFF is proud to present the World Cinema program to further our commitment to sharing experiences across continents.

LGBTQ

In addition, the Hudson Valley Film Commission has worked closely with local productions including Ira Sachs’ Keep the Light On and Transamerica by Duncan Tucker. 2014 highlights include Eat With Me, Limited Partnership, Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo, Adjust-A- Limited Partnership Dream and Passing Ellenville.

Since its inception, the Woodstock Film Festival has explored FO CU S and celebrated LGBTQ voices with an exciting slate of films, concerts and special guests like 2007 WFF Honorary Maverick Award Recipient Christine Vachon. The Woodstock Film Festival’s Spotlight on

Women in Film & Media initiative highlights exciting new works by some of today’s most talented, established and upand-coming female directors. The aim is to feature the works of female directors, while empowering both teens and women who

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these times of uncertainty. This years films are the voices of our diverse planet and reveal the heroes who dedicate themselves to changing the worldview against the status quo. Among others, this years program includes A Snake Gives SlingShot Birth to a Snake, Angel Azul, The Hand That Feeds, Killswitch, and SlingShot.

2014 highlights include, A Small Section of the World, Antarctica 3D: On the Edge, Arwad Arwad, The Man Who Saved the World, Patrick’s Day, and Red Lines.

want to work in film & and media to follow their dreams and carve their path in an industry that is still dominated by men. The initiative inc ludes a panel featuring women in the director’s chair and explores relevant issues. In addition, the Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award will be presented for Best Female Director.

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A B O U T H V FC Photo: Emily Carracgher

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Join us October 15-19, 2014, then come back to shoot your next film in the beautiful Hudson Valley/Catskills.

SELECT PROJECTS THAT HAVE SHOT IN THE HUDSON VALLEY  I Origins Directed by Mike Cahill  Hits Directed by David Cross

ABOUT HVFC

 Cold In July, We Are What We Are & Stake Land Directed by Jim Mickle

On location with I Dream Too Much

On location with Ad Inexplorata

The Hudson Valley Film Commission (HVFC) creates JOBS and sustainable economic development by attracting, supporting and promoting local film, video and media production in the Hudson Valley/Catskills. Conservative estimates indicate that 2014 projects will create more than

$10 million in regional revenue. Production spending includes hiring local crews, cast members, extras, lodging, car & truck rentals, locations, catering, production supplies, equipment, administrative facilities, post production offices and a variety of other expenditures.

2014 productions to date feature over 100 media projects, including:

 The Ticket Directed by Ido Fluk  King Jack Directed by Felix Thompson  The App Directed by Isak Borg and Dena Hysell  Good Ol’ Boy Directed by Frank Lotito  My First Kiss Directed by Luigi Campi  The Inherited Directed by Devon Gummersall  The Tuba Thieves Directed by Alison O’Daniel  Capital I Directed by Mark Elijah Rosenberg  I Dream Too Much Directed by Katie Cokinos  Small Miracles

 Martha Marcy May Marlene Directed by Sean Durkin

In addition to professional crews and exceptional actors, the Hudson Valley offers many post production facilities and 9 New York State qualified film production facilities including:  Backstage Studio Productions  Basilica Hudson  Newburgh Armory Unity Center  SPAF Studios  Tech City Properties  Umbra of Newburgh Stage

 Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Directed by Bruce Beresford

HVFC provides services free of charge with support from  Ulster County IDA - Whether you’re interested in relocating, expanding, starting a business or producing your

 Late Phases Directed by Adrián García Bogliano

 The Better Angels Directed by A.J. Edwards  The Sisterhood of Night Directed by Caryn Waechter

 Our Idiot Brother

Directed by Jesse Peretz

 Higher Ground

Directed by Moshe Mones

next film, you’ll find Ulster County a great place to work and live. Nestled between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains, Ulster County boasts a strong and diversified economy that encourages collaboration, innovation, and growth.

Directed by Vera Farmiga

 Dutchess County IDA - Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is a business-led, nationally recognized economic development corporation, whose mission is to attract, retain, and expand for-profit and not-for-profit businesses for the benefit of Dutchess County. Dutchess County Tourism (DCT) brings tourism dollars to area businesses by marketing and promoting the assets of Dutchess County to the nation and the world.

 American Gangster

Directed by Ridley Scott

 Taking Woodstock

 Orange County IDA - The Orange County Industrial Development Agency has assisted numerous companies

Directed by Ang Lee

and not-for-profit organizations with new business and capital expansions. As a direct result of the assistance provided by the IDA, companies have become more competitive by locating or expanding their facilities within Orange County, NY.

 Michael Clayton

Directed by Tony Gilroy

 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-audio and video professionals.

 War of the Worlds

Directed by Steven Spielberg Photo: Greg Meola

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NY STATE SUPPORT The Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Programmers Group Tour are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

FOUNDATION SUPPORT The High Rocks Charitable Trust The Perry & Martin Granoff Family Foundation Alfred Lee and Peter Mayer Foundation

CREATIVE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT 3rd St. R&D Production Services Canus Major Productions Naomi Graphics Viva La Data

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a recent survey, over 95% of The Nation’s readers said that documentary/ social impact films “taught them things about the world that they needed to know.”

With nearly 150 years of championing social and economic justice, The Nation will connect your film with compassionate, activist-minded adults who will help you make a difference!

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AWA RD S JOIN THE WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL IN CELEBRATING

the 15th Annual Maverick Awards Ceremony Saturday, October 18 at Backstage Studio Productions IN KINGSTON

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

Paul Green and The Internet Trolls at the 2014 maverick awards ceremony

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.) in Boiceville, NY.

The legendary Paul Green and The Internet Trolls (Michael Bernier, Jason Bowman, David Jarrett) 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 17 years. For details, visit www.rockacademy.com

MAVERICK AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE SPONSORED BY GIGANTIC PICTURES The Maverick Award sponsored by Gigantic Pictures recognizes the director of the jury’s choice for best feature narrative.

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

MAVERICK AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SPONSORED BY FILMS WE LIKE The Maverick Award sponsored by Films We Like recognizes the director of the jury’s choice for best documentary feature. Films We Like is a Canadian distribution company, founded in 2003 by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann. Nine years and over 162 films later, Films We Like has established itself as a boutique distributor of alternative entertainment. Current releases include Tabu, by Miguel Gomes, and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, by Matthew Akers.

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ULTRA INDIE AWARD

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GRAY KRAUSS STRATFORD SANDLER DES ROCHERS LLP

The inaugural 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 and we are proud to partner with Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP to reward the best of these ultra low budget selections from the 15th Annual Woodstock Film Festival.

ANIMATION AWARD The ANIMATION AWARD is presented for Best Animated Short. Acclaimed animators Signe Baumane, Patrick Smith and two time Oscar® nominee Bill Plympton will select the top film. Previous winners have included Luminaris (2011) Junkyard (2012) and Feral (2013) which went on to win the Academy Award®.

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AWA RD S 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 is selected by Haskell Wexler, A.S.C. (Bound for Glory, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Coming Home, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, The Secret of Roan Inish). Wexler is a five-time Academy Award® nominee and the recipient of a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

THE JAMES LYONS EDITING AWARD

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. They operate one of the largest editorial operations in the country, providing editorial technology, editorial suites and office space, and round-the-clock technical support for scores of film and television productions. Additionally, they build, deliver and maintain mobile editorial systems used by productions working around the globe. They are also home to one of the industry’s largest film and television sound facilities, with state-of-the-art recording, editing and mixing facilities and an award-winning team of sound artists. For complete info, visit www.pwny.slatemediagroup.com

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

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

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

BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR AWARD SPONSORED BY TANGERINE ENTERTAINMENT JUICE The Tangerine Entertainment Juice Award, now in its second year, celebrates the Best Female Director of a feature narrative. Tangerine Entertainment is an innovative film production company and community builder focusing on commercially viable, critically acclaimed stories for all audiences, with an emphasis on female filmmakers and strong roles for women. Created and headed by Anne Hubbell and Amy Hobby, Tangerine has a clear and specific agenda aimed at increasing the presence of smart, complex women both behind and in front of the camera.

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M AV E R I C K AWA R D /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.

DARREN ARONOFSKY Academy Award Nominated Director Darren Aronofsky was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His most recent film Noah was released to critical acclaim and box office success in March 2014. Starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone and Douglas Booth, it is an adaptation of the story of Noah’s ark, which Richard Roeper called “one of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film.”

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With his mega-hit Noah, Aronofsky has come a long way since his first feature, Pi, which was made with the actors and crew donating their time for the piece of the “pie.” The film won the Director’s Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. In 2000, Aronofsky premiered Requiem For A Dream at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was named to over 150 Top Ten lists including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and the American Film Institute. The accolades continued with five Independent Spirit Award nominations, including one for Best Director and a win for Best Actress Ellen Burstyn. Burstyn also received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for her unforgettable performance. Aronofsky also wrote and directed The Fountain, a science-fiction romance starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. MTV’s Kurt Loder called the film “a classic; dazzling and visually intoxicating” and Glenn Kenny from Premiere stated that The Fountain, “may well restore your faith in the idea that a movie can take you out of the mundane and into a place of wonderment.” In 2008, Aronofsky directed The Wrestler. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it won the esteemed Golden Lion, making it only the third American film in history to win this grand prize. One day later it was acquired by Fox Searchlight hours after its gala screening at the Toronto Film Festival. The Wrestler won Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards and garnered Academy Award nominations for both Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Golden Globes were given to Rourke for his iconic performance and to Bruce Springsteen for his original track The Wrestler. Prior to Noah, Aronofsky directed Black Swan, which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and received four other nominations, including one for Best Picture. The film received scores of other accolades, appeared on over 200 critical Top Ten lists, and swept the 2011 Independent Spirit Award with wins for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography. The film was also a box office phenomenon worldwide. Among his honors, the American Film Institute gave Aronofsky the prestigious Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, the Stockholm Film Festival presented him the Golden Horse Visionary Award, and he has won three Independent Spirit Awards.

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F I E R C E LY I N D E P E N D E N T AWA R D MARK DUPLASS

Duplass and his brother Jay – collectively known as The Duplass Brothers – have been a force in front of and behind the camera dating back to the 2005 Sundance breakout hit The Puffy Chair, which Mark and Jay wrote, directed and produced. The Puffy Chair was distributed by Roadside Attractions and Netflix in 2006. Baghead, their next feature film, was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics at Sundance 2008 and received an international theatrical release that year. In 2010, Fox Searchlight released Mark and Jay’s first studio feature, Cyrus, starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Marisa Tomei, which garnered rave reviews. Cyrus was followed by the acclaimed 2012 Paramount release of Jeff Who Lives At Home starring Jason Segal and Ed Helms. Mark and Jay also re-teamed with Fox Searchlight on the 2012 release of The Do-Deca Pentathlon. Other notable films Duplass has produced and starred in include the award-winning 2011 films Your Sister’s Sister (directed by Lynn Shelton) and Safety Not Guaranteed (directed by Colin Trevorrow). Other Duplass productions include: Katie Aselton’s 2010 Sundance hit The Freebie, as well as Aselton’s 2012 follow-up Black Rock; Bryan Poyser’s Independent Spirit nominated Lovers Of Hate; and Jacob Vaughan’s SXSW comedy Bad Milo.

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One of the freshest and most prolific voices in independent cinema today, Mark Duplass has produced, written, directed and starred in a string of award-winning and commercially successful films over the past decade. In 2014, two films produced by Duplass premiered at the Sundance Film Festival: Craig Johnson’s The Skeleton Twins starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader; and Charlie McDowell’s The One I Love starring Duplass alongside Elisabeth Moss. Also in 2014, Mark served as co-writer, producer and co-star of Creep (screening at the Woodstock Film Festival), which premiered at SXSW, and set to release in trilogy form in 2015 and 2016.

The Duplass Brothers are also producing, writing and directing the HBO show Togetherness, which will premiere in 2015.

15 YEARS - 15 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 2010 - Bruce Beresford (pictured with Tess Harper) • 2011 - Tony Kaye • 2012 - Jonathan Demme (pictured with Peter Saraf) • 2013 - Peter Bogdanovich • 2014 - Darren Aronofsky (not pictured)

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Debra Granik is the Academy Award nominated director and co-writer of Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, and won the Debra Granik Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini were Oscar nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her first feature film, Down to the Bone, won Granik the Logan Hill Best Director prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.   | Logan Hill is a freelance journalist and critic who regularly contributes to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York, Melissa Leo Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Mens Journal, This American Life, and others. You can find links to his stories at loganhill. com or follow him on Twitter @loganhill33. |  Melissa Leo received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for her performance in The Fighter. She can next be seen in The Equalizer with Denzel Washington and in the upcoming FOX series Wayward Pines from director M. Night Shyamalan.

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Sandra Christie is a documentary editor with credits including Family Name, the winner of the Sundance Freedom of Expression Award, An American Love Story, Part Three (PBS), the Emmy Sandra Christie nominated series Jazz, the PBS series This Far By Faith, the PBS series Matters of Race, the Cine Golden Eagle Award Waging A Living and New Year Baby, and Daisy Bates: The First Lady Of Little Rock. |  Sabine Jean Tsien Hoffman, A.C.E. (See Editing Jury-Narrative)  |  Jean Tsien has is an editor, producer and consultant. Notable editing credits include: the 2001 Academy Award nominee, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy; Malcolm X: Make It Plain, Travis and Solar Mamas; Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing, directed by Barbara Kopple; Please Vote For Me, a 2008 Grierson award recipient and A Place At The Table, which was presented in a special screening at the White House. Jean recently produced and edited Drivers Wanted and The Road To Fame.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY JURY Joe Berlinger is an Academy Award and seven-time Emmy nominated and Peabody winning filmmaker, whose films include the landmark Amy Hobby Barbara Kopple Joe Berlinger documentaries Brother’s Keeper, the Paradise Lost Trilogy and Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster. Crude, about oil pollution in the Amazon Rainforest, won awards and Under African Skies, about Paul Simon’s seminal album, was nominated for three Emmy awards. Recently Berlinger completed Hank: 5 Years From The Brink for Netflix and Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, which was released by Magnolia Pictures this summer.  |  Amy Hobby co-founded Tangerine Entertainment to produce and build community for films with female directors and exceptional roles for women. Hobby has been producing award-winning documentary and narrative films for 20 years. Her films have been released by Sony, Lion’s Gate, HBO, Miramax, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC, Magnolia and more. Recent documentary credits include Love, Marilyn (directed by Liz Garbus), Shepard & Dark (Cannes Film Festival and Woodstock Film Festival!) and And Everything is Going Fine (directed by Steven Soderbergh).  |  Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker for Harlan County USA and American Dream. Her most recent project is the documentary Running from Crazy, which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and recently received a 2014 Primetime Emmy nomination. Currently Barbara is working on a documentary about the soul singer Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, and in post-production on a documentary about The Nation Magazine for their 150th anniversary.

SHORTS JURY Jonathan Gray is an award-winning film producer and a practicing attorney concentrating in independent film for over two decades. Gray is the founding partner of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP, Jonathan Gray Leah Meyerhoff Lori Singer which has provided production counsel services on hundreds of films, including: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, The Visitor, The Station Agent, Black Swan, Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Beginners and Another Earth. He also has executive produced noted films including Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Samuel Goldwyn Films), The Truth About Emanuel (Tribeca Films) and Blue Caprice (IFC Films).  |  Leah Meyerhoff’s Leah Meyerhoff’s debut feature film I Believe in Unicorns premiered in the narrative competition of SXSW 2014 and is currently traveling the film festival circuit. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals and won dozens of awards. Leah is a Tribeca Film Institute mentor and the founder of Film Fatales, a female filmmaker collective based in New York. |  Lori Singer, a Golden Globe winning actress, has starred in films and television series, including Footloose, Shortcuts and The Last Ride. In 2015, she will appear in Experimenter (2015).  She has also produced a number of projects, most recently, Mea Maxima Culpa; Silence in the House of God which won three Primetime Emmys, a Peabody, and Television Academy Honors in 2014.

STUDENT SHORTS JURY Isil Bagdadi is an indie film producer, distributor, and publicist. She is the Co-Founder & President of Distribution at CAVU Pictures, and the Producer of the popular Isil Bagdadi Terry Kinney Michael Cristofer NY Film Critics Series.  In 2001, Isil and business partner Michael Sergio started CAVU Pictures to produce and distribute cutting-edge, critically acclaimed and award-winning independent films.   |  Terry Kinney is a co-founder of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His directing credits there include A Streetcar Named Desire and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. NYC directing credits include the world premiere of Checkers by Doug McGrath, among others. Mr. Kinney’s film directing credits include Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. Film appearances include Sleepers, Last of the Mohicans, The Firm, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Turn The River. TV credits include HBO’s prison drama Oz, The Black List, The Mentalist, 30something, and The Good Wife with Julianna Margulies.  | Michael Cristofer’s screenwriting work includes The Shadow Box directed by Paul Newman, Falling In Love, with Meryl Streep and Robert DeNiro, The Witches Of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson, The Bonfire Of The Vanities directed by Brian DePalma, Georgia O’Keeffe  (Writers Guild Award and 9 Emmy nominations) with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons and Casanova starring Heath Ledger. His film directing credits include Original Sin starring Antonio Banderas and Gia starring Angelina Jolie which was nominated for 5 Emmys and for which he won a Director’s Guild Award.

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Leon Gast is an Academy Award winning director whose credits include When We Were Kings which won an Oscar in 1997. Leon Gast Emily Rothschild Todd Wider Gast is currently working on the documentary Sporting Dreams for Al Jazeera. Prior to that he directed the feature documentary Smash His Camera which won Best USA Documentary Director; Sundance Film Festival 2011.  |  Emily Rothschild is an independent film consultant based in Woodstock, NY. Until May 2014 she was Director of Acquisitions for Cinedigm Entertainment where she acquired such acclaimed films as Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves, Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors, and Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Ice.   |  Todd Wider, with his brother, Jedd, has produced numerous critically and commercially successful documentary films including Academy Award nominated King’s Point, multiple Primetime Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Emmy Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful, multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, and Academy Award and multiple Emmy Award winning Taxi to the Dark Side. He was nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.

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ANIMATION JURY Signe Baumane was born in Latvia, educated in Moscow, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. After making 15 animated shorts she is finally releasing her first feature Rocks In My Pockets, a funny film Signe Baumane Patrick Smith Bill Plympton about depression, into the wilds of the world.  |  Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. He was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face, and again for Guard Dog. In addition to the numerous short films and commercial works, Plympton has also made 10 feature films, 7 of them animated. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award   |  Patrick Smith has written, produced, animated and directed six award winning films in the last decade, but is widely known for directing the MTV series Daria. Currently Smith is the artist behind the PBS series Blank on Blank an animated show that visually interprets audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.

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Richard Abramowitz is at the forefront of innovation in the world of distribution and marketing of independent films. His company, Abramorama, Richard Abramowitz is an industry leader in the personalized, focused form of film marketing/distribution that bypasses traditional film studios and their methodology, providing invaluable distribution alternatives to current Larry Fessenden content makers and owners. |  Larry Fessenden is an actor and producer and the director of the art-horror films No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter, as well as he TV movies Skin And Bones Amy Devra Gossels and Beneath. He has operated the production shingle Glass Eye Pix since 1985 with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts.  |  Amy Devra Gossels has been the casting director, and often a producer, for more than 70 film productions. Feature film credits include Something’s Gotta Give, Godsend, Milk & Honey, and Visitors, the latest Godfrey Reggio/Philip Glass  collaboration. Ms. Gossels has also cast and produced dozens of award-winning  shorts, including Academy Award winner Zen and the Art of Landscaping.  Ongoing TV casting includes Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart  and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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Richard Chew worked as coeditor on Francis Coppola’s The Conversation, Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and George Lucas’ Star Wars (for which Andrew Marcus Richard Chew Sabine Hoffman he shared an Oscar). He has edited films for actor-directors Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, and Forest Whitaker, as well as writer-directors Cameron Crowe and Emilio Estevez. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Motion Picture Editors Guild, and American Cinema Editors.  |  Sabine Hoffman, A.C.E. has edited Rebecca Miller’s films Personal Velocity, The Ballad Of Jack And Rose, and The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee. Other credits include Morgan J. Freeman’s Desert Blue and Hurricane Streets and the multi-award winning Brother To Brother. She recently completed Richard LaGravenese’s The Last Five Years. Hoffman has served as a consultant and story advisor and also edited numerous documentary film. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a mentor at Reelworks, a filmmaking program for at-risk teenagers.  |  Andrew Marcus began his editing career with Merchant Ivory Films, editing Mr.and Mrs. Bridge, Howard’s End, Remains of the Day, Surviving Picasso, and Jefferson in Paris. Andy was the editor and second unit director of John. Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Mary Harron’s American Psycho. Andy went on to edit Callie Khourie’s Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood. Other credits include Under The Tuscan Sun, A Home At the End of the World, Everything is Illuminated and Tenderness. Recently, Andy edited the Step Up films, 2 & 3, The Moth Diaries, Begin Again, Life Itself and Roger Water’s The Wall.

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

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All Relative

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Amira & Sam

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Before I Disappear

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The Better Angels CLOSING NIGHT FILM

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Bread and Butter

37 Creep 38

Eat with Me

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The Fly Room

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Friends and Romans

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I Believe In Unicorns

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The Imitation Game

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Just Before I Go

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The Last Time You Had Fun

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Late Phases

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Little Accidents

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Mahjong and the West

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The Man Who Saved the World

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Patrick’s Day

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The Red Robin

52 Runoff 53 Sacrifice 54

The Sisterhood of Night

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Two Men in Town OPENING NIGHT FILM

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Uncertain Terms

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White Rabbit

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ALL RELATIVE Directed by J.C. Khoury USA / 2014 / 85 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Connie Nielsen Jonathan Sadowski Sara Paxton David Aaron Baker Al Thompson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lynn Kressel

PRODUCER

J.C. Khoury Trevor Herrick David Rogue Heather M. Kelly

SCREENWRITER

J.C. Khoury

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Andreas von Scheele

EDITOR

J.C. Khoury

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

David Barber

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Didier Lean Rachou

SOUND DESIGNER

Michael McMenomy

When Harry, a graduate student in New York City, meets Grace, he immediately falls for her. With the help of some dating tips from a seductive divorcee, Harry successfully courts Grace. But when he’s introduced to her parents, a shared secret turns his world into a living nightmare. Forced to survive a weekend riddled with tension and socially awkward moments, the bonds of both couples are tested to their breaking point. J.C. Khoury’s second feature film All Relative is having it’s world premiere at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival. Khoury’s debut feature film, The Pill, won numerous best film and acting awards on the festival circuit before becoming an indie best seller on iTunes, Hulu, and Netflix. Khoury served as an executive producer on Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, and Nick Nolte. Khoury has directed several award-winning short films including Model Chaser and Michael Bell, and he edited the critically acclaimed feature documentary The Outsider, about maverick filmmaker James Toback, which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival before selling to Showtime.

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THE AMERICAN SIDE Directed by Jenna Ricker 2014 / USA / 104 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Greg Stuhr Alicja Bachleda Camilla Belle Matthew Broderick Robert Forster Janeane Garofalo Grant Shaud Robert Vaughn Harris Yulin Stephen McKinley Henderson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Mary Henry

PRODUCER

Jonathan Shoemaker

SCREENWRITERS

Greg Stuhr Jenna Ricker

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Frank Barrera

EDITOR

Robert Grigsby Wilson

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Debbie DeVilla

COMPOSER/MUSIC

David Shire

SOUND DESIGNER

Eric Milano

Ever hear the one about the Polish detective?… When Charlie Paczynski’s raven-haired partner is caught in the crossfire of a blackmail scheme gone bad, he trails the prime suspect to the brink of Niagara, only to receive a cryptic warning: ‘what’s happening here you can’t begin to comprehend’… Thrust into a world populated by a whiskey-swilling raconteur (Robert Forster), strangely bonded siblings (Matthew Broderick and Camilla Belle), and a dubious government agent (Janeane Garofalo), Paczynski joins the quest for a long-lost design by enigmatic genius, Nikola Tesla. From the eccentric eavesdropper who gives him his first clue (yes! - that’s Robert Vaughn, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) every door Paczynski forces open raises the stakes. Reminiscent of the conspiracy thrillers of the 70’s, complete with a score by David Shire (The Conversation, All the President’s Men), and packed with nods to Hitchcock and classic noir, The American Side is a jigsaw puzzle mystery, climaxing under the roar of the Falls as the final piece snaps into place. Jenna Ricker wrote, directed and produced her first feature film, Ben’s Plan. A coming of age drama starring Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief, Pride) and made on a micro-budget, it was awarded Best Drama at the AOF Festival, Distinguished Debut at the London Independent Film Festival, and Jenna was honored with the Mira Nair Award for Rising Female Filmmaker. Originally from California, she moved to New York to study acting at the Tisch School of the Arts. While volunteering as a script reader and working in a commercial production house, she began writing and directing theater. Her first screenplay, The Garage was a quarterfinalist of the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship. Security, her first collaboration with Greg Stuhr, was selected for the IFP’s Emerging Narrative Program, and was a Nicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist. She is honored to premiere The American Side at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival.

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AMIRA & SAM Directed by Sean Mullin USA / 2013 / 88 minutes In English, and Arabic with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Martin Starr Dina Shihabi Paul Wesley Laith Nakli David Rasche Ross Marquand Taylor Wilcox

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

James Ponsoldt Meg Montagnino-Jarrett Peter Sobiloff

PRODUCERS

Terry Leonard Erich Lochner Matt Miller

SCREENWRITER

Sean Mullin

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Danny Vechionne

EDITOR

Julian Robinson

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Heather McIntosh

Reminiscent of classic Hollywood romances, where the leads hold their own and the chemistry runs high (think Hepburn and Grant, Bogie and Bacall), Sam and Amira spar with their wits and embrace with their hearts. Behind this romantic curtain, however, is a film that addresses race, class and militarism. Under the restrained hand of director Sean Mullin, it takes place with a dose of humor and a light touch. Just back from Iraq, floundering Sam, played with reserved mien by Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks) is lured into the world of finance by his ambitious cousin Charlie. But when fast-talking, street-savvy Amira, niece of Sam’s Iraqi translator, literally descends on him as she goes on the run from immigration officials, Sam begins to rediscover his true self. In a charming story that shifts between moral dilemma and budding romance, the struggling duo has everyone in the audience rooting for them. –Ben F. Fischer Sean Mullin is an award-winning filmmaker with an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Sean’s unique background as a former army officer turned stand-up comedian informs his creative sensibility, oscillating between comedy and drama. Prior to his filmmaking career, Sean was a captain in the New York Army National Guard where he was a first responder on September 11, 2001. For almost a year, he spent his days working as the Officer in Charge of the soldiers at Ground Zero, and his nights performing stand-up comedy. Mullin’s short films Sadiq, Man is a Bridge and The 14th Morning, have won numerous awards and played at film festivals around the world. Sean has written screenplays for Oscar®-nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin (Murderball). He is currently a writer/producer on 15 Brothers, a coming-of-age story set within the world of West Point rugby, directed by Henry-Alex Rubin, produced by Jules Daley and executive produced by Ridley Scott.

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ARWAD Directed by Samer Najari and Dominique Chila Canada / 2013 / 105 minutes In English, and French and Arabic with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Ramzi Choukair Fanny Mallette Julie McClemens

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Dominique Noujem Galilé Marion-Gauvin Marcel Jean Samer Najari Samer Najari Pierre Mignot Mathieu Bouchard-Malo

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SCREENWRITER CINEMATOGRAPHER EDITOR

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Éric Barbeau Robert Marcel Lepage Radwan Ghazi Moumneh

SOUND DESIGNER

Galilé Marion-Gauvin

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Rarely does a film combine such high quality elements. With Arwad, directors Dominique Chila and Samer Najari have crafted a visually stunning, emotionally charged masterpiece. Ali (Ramzi Choukair, who has been described as the Syrian Javier Bardem) struggles with a harsh middle-aged reality after his beloved mother dies. Torn between a wife and a mistress; his family and a desire for adventurous spontaneity; the old world and the new; he travels home with his mistress and his mother’s ashes to rediscover his roots. An unexpected turn of events connects past and present in a film that is exotic, romantic and foreboding. The soundtrack provides a sparse yet distinct and amorous background matching the romantic setting of the remote Syrian island. The acting is transcendent and raw, including a commanding performance by Julie McClemens, who plays the understanding but psychologically exhausted wife. Arwad is an absolute standout of this festival season. – Johnny Misheff Samer Najari was born in Moscow in 1976 to a Syrian father and a Lebanese mother. At 18, he entered Damascus University to study architecture. Having arrived in Canada in 1994, he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film production at Concordia University in 2000. In 2001, he was selected for a two-year residency at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Le Fresnoy, France. Returning to Canada, he made two short films, both of which won prizes in various international festivals. Arwad is his first feature film. Co-director Dominique Chila was born in Montréal in 1974 to a Canadian mother and an Italian father. She studied photography before setting her sights on film. In 1997, she started her BFA in Film Production at Concordia University. After obtaining her Bachelor’s in 2000, she was chosen for a two years residency at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Le Fresnoy, France. Since returning to Montréal in 2003, Chila has been working closely with Najari in creating a number of short films. Arwad is her first feature-length film.

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BEFORE I DISAPPEAR Directed by Shawn Christensen USA / 2014 / 98 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Shawn Christensen Fatima Ptacek Emmy Rossum Paul Wesley Ron Perlman Richard Schiff EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Christopher Eoyang Oliver Roskill Nick Harbinson Emily Leo PRODUCERS Lucan Toh Damon Russell Shawn Christensen Paul Wesley Terry Leonard SCREENWRITER Shawn Christensen CINEMATOGRAPHER Daniel Katz

Before I Disappear follows Richie (Shawn Christensen), a man who is very much inclined to commit suicide. After facing his end and deciding to take his own life, he receives a phone call from his younger sister, Maggie (Emmy Rossum of Shameless), begging him to look after her daughter for a few hours. Willing to withhold death for a little while longer, Richie agrees to take care of his niece, Sophia (Fatima Ptacek). What follows is an intensive glimpse into the life of a man who believes he has nothing to lose. Between his shady job with a menacing boss (Ron Perlman), a druggedout friend with a bad temper (Paul Wesley of The Vampire Diaries), and an ominous twist that throws everything out of whack, Richie must find a way to hold on to what little life he has left in order to take care of his quick-witted, hard-hitting, alarmingly determined niece. – Jess Carson

Shawn Christensen is a filmmaker, musician and painter. He formed the indie

BIO rock band Stellastarr in 2002, signing with RCA Records. In 2011, his short film, Brink, was an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival. Before I Disappear is based on the 2012 WFF Best Short Film Curfew, which went on to win the 2013 Academy Awards® for best live action short.

Shawn Christensen Andrew Napier Damon Russell PRODUCTION DESIGNER Scott Kuzio COMPOSER/MUSIC Darren Morze EDITORS

SOUND DESIGNER

Rich Bologna

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Directed by A.J. Edwards USA / 2013 / 94 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Jason Clarke Diane Kruger Brit Marling Wes Bentley Braydon Denney

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Jason Krigsfeld Joseph Krigsfeld Suzanne Deal Booth Antoine Douaihy

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Terrence Malick Nicolas Gonda Jake DeVito Charley Beil

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A.J. Edwards

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Matthew J. Lloyd CSC

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Caroline Hanania

EDITORS

Alexander Richard Milan

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Hanan Townshend

SOUND DESIGNER

Joel Dougherty

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Using glorious black and white cinematography to conjure an America where the land was raw, The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history. Based on 19th-century interviews with Lincoln’s family members, The Better Angels is a beautiful, insightful, and brilliantly composed feature debut from producer Terrence Malick’s longtime protégé, A.J. Edwards. Born in northern California and raised in Texas, writer and director A.J. Edwards has worked extensively with Terrence Malick—first as an editor on The New World, and then as second-unit director and editor on The Tree of Life, To The Wonder, and the forthcoming Knight of Cups. The Better Angels is Edwards’s first narrative feature film

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SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE

Sun Oct 19 • 7:30pm

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BREAD AND BUTTER Directed by Liz Manashil USA / 2014 / 89:13 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Christine Weatherup Bobby Moynihan Micah Hauptman Eric Lange Lauren Lapkus Sean Wright Dawn Didawick Harry Groener

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Jeffrey Loeb Min C. Zhang

PRODUCERS

Tiffany L. Gray Stephen J. Gibler Valerie Weiss

SCREENWRITER

Liz Manashil

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Katie Walker

EDITORS

Bruce Novotny Lindsay Morrison

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Lia Burton

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Jonathon Fessenden Linus Lau

Late bloomer Amelia, played by Christine Weatherup, has spent the first three decades of her life alone, reading books and working as a receptionist for an eccentric life coach. At the urging of her boss, she starts to search for a soulmate. Daniel (Bobby Moynihan, SNL) is a kind and introverted client at the office. He and Amelia share many of the same idiosyncrasies, fears, and overall naivety. Amelia finds her second prospect from clues written in the margins of a book. Leonard (Micah Hauptman, Everest), whose originality and unpredictability immediately attract her, leads the story into a Feliniesque and humor-filled entanglement. Liz Manashil directs a cast of talented actors to make her oddball characters come alive. This quirky and endearing film will bring audiences together, like bread and butter, in an experience both heartwarming and distinctly human. – Cristin Carlin Elizabeth Manashi earned her BA in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She has worked under John Morrison of the California Film Institute, Michael Shamberg of Double Feature Films and Adam Goodman at Paramount Film Group. She works part time for distribution consultant Peter Broderick, and is an on-air film critic for National PBS Broadcast Television and the Hulu series, Just Seen It. Bread and Butter is her directorial debut and she could not be more proud to be premiering at Woodstock Film Festival.

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CREEP Directed by Patrick Brice USA / 2014 / 80 minutes MAIN CREDITS

Patrick Brice Mark Duplass

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Jason Blum Mark Duplass

SCREENWRITERS

Patrick Brice Mark Duplass

EDITOR

Christopher Donlon

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Lynsay Richardson

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Kyle Field Eric Andrew Kuhn

SOUND DESIGNER

Dane A. Davis

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Comprised of psychological enigma and horror, as well as humor and sadness, Creep is a two-man story set in a remote mountain cabin in the woods. Joseph, expecting to die soon of an unstated illness, hires Aaron through an ad on Craigslist to document the end of his life as a legacy to his unborn son. Starting innocently enough, we meet Aaron, a warm-hearted, down-on-his luck filmmaker, played to perfection by director/co-writer Patrick Brice. After an unsettling arrival at the cabin, Aaron is soon greeted by Joseph, the somewhat off-balance, yet diabolically sweet and charming protagonist, portrayed with an inspired mix of goofiness and darkness by indie icon Mark Duplass (who co-wrote the script). But watch out Aaron, Joseph may have more up his sleeve than appears to the naked eye. Unscripted and electrified by the remarkable talent of the two actor/filmmakers, Creep is a roller coaster of wits that twists the viewer’s mind and heart. This film will keep surprising you until the very end.  –Svetlana Krotek Patrick Brice holds a BFA in Film from the California Institute of the Arts. His thesis film Maurice premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary at the Florida Film Festival. Creep is Brice’s first feature film as director/writer/actor (co-starring Mark Duplass). The film was produced with Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) and made its world premiere at SXSW. Brice lives and works in Los Angeles.

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TERMINAL Directed by Davur Djurhuus Faroe Islands / 2013 / 10 minutes

SHOWING AT WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE ROSENDALE THEATRE

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Sat Oct 18 • 4:30pm Sun Oct 19 • 12:00pm

A group of Londoners will forever be affected by the actions of one man.

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EAT WITH ME Directed by David Au USA / 2014 / 96 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

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Sharon Omi Teddy Chen Culver Nicole Sullivan George Takei Aidan Bristow Jamila Alina Ken Narasaki Scott Keiji Takeda Burt Grinstead Joyce Liu-Countryman Michelle Ehlen David Au David Au Amanda Treyz David Au

Love and food intersect in Eat with Me, where the quest to overcome loneliness reunites Emma and her estranged son, Elliot. When she shows up at Elliot’s apartment for a “short stay,” secrets abound and conflicts develop. Elliot struggles with his sexual identity while trying to keep his small restaurant afloat. The one thing mother and son do connect over is their love of Asian cooking, which revitalizes their relationship with love and understanding. Eat with Me from director David Au is a fresh and well-prepared film delivering exhilarating music, mouth-watering food and unexpected humanity. – Sam Robotham David Au was born and raised in Hong Kong. At 18, he decided to move to Madison, Wisconsin, where he spent most of the next 4 years shivering. He graduated with a degree in Journalism and Theatre/Drama from University of WisconsinMadison. In 2002, he quit his advertising job in Chicago to move to Los Angeles to study film. There, he wrote and directed his first short film Fresh Like Strawberries, which premiered at the 2004 San Francisco Asian American Film Festival. David has also edited the feature narrative films The American Dream and August and the documentary feature Bodysex with Betty Dodson.

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Susan Anderson Unobahn Hit The Ground Running Sam David

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THE FLY ROOM Directed by Alexis Gambis 2014 / USA / 85 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Zoe Brooks Haskell King

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Thomas Campbell Jackson Ehsan & Majid Pishyar Gerry Ohrstrom Jason Poh

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Krista Parris Alexis Gambis

SCREENWRITER

Alexis Gambis

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Pedro Gómez Millán

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Anna Yates

COSTUME DESIGNER

Brooke Cohen

EDITOR

Julia Bloch

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Daniel Wohl

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Sat Oct 18 • 9:40pm

During 10-year-old Betsey’s first visit to her father’s lab where he is deciphering the fundamental laws of genetics, she is initially reluctant to enter his world, but is eventually drawn into his study of fruit flies as a means of getting closer to him. When she is exposed to how he conducts his personal affairs, however, she receives an unwelcome unorthodox education. Glimpses of Betsey at 21, mourning her father’s death, and in old age reveal how this complex relationship, both inspiring and damaging, informed her transition to adult life and, eventually, the life she chose for herself. Alexis Gambis is a French-Venezuelan scientist, filmmaker and founder of Imagine Science Films, a non-profit focused on scientific storytelling through film. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology from The Rockefeller University and an MFA in Film from NYU Tisch. Alexis has written and directed over a dozen short films, including Deja Vu, which won the 2012 National Board of Review Award and premiered at the 2014 Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival. He is one of the writer-directors on the omnibus film TAR starring James Franco, Jessica Chastain and Mila Kunis slated for US theatrical release in 2014. Alexis was an invited artist at dOCUMENTA [13] where he created a video installation for an exhibit on DNA & Identity that featured the research work of immunologist Dr. Tarakhoskvy alongside Salvador Dali paintings. He co-directed a plankton adaptation of La Boheme for environmental artist Mara G. Haseltine, which French fashion designer agnès b featured in at her NY Gallery in April 2013. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Biology, Film & Media at NYU Abu Dhabi and lives between Brooklyn, Paris and Abu Dhabi. The Fly Room is his first feature amd is the fruit of over a decade of his career in science and filmmaking.

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President and CEO of Liberty Science Center and the Creative Director of Beyond Rubik’s Cube.

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FRIENDS AND ROMANS Directed by Christopher Kublan USA / 2014 / 99 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Michael Rispoli Annabella Sciorra Tony Sirico Paul Ben Victor Anthony DeSando Katie Stevens Charlie Semine Patrick Kerr Tony Darrow

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Gregg Greenberg Michael Rispoli

PRODUCER

Michael Mailer

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Gregg Greenberg Christopher Kublan Michael Rispoli

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Austin F. Schmidt

EDITOR

David Leonard

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Nadya Gurevich

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Aaron Mirman

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Tony Volante Dan Timmons

Family man Nick DeMaio drives a fruit delivery truck by day, but his passion is doing background “extra” parts in mob movies. Yearning to be a real actor and prove to his family, and the world, that he’s more than just a stereotypical goombah, Nick convinces his mob movie buddies to put on a staged production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in their local Staten Island theater. Only the theater is the hideout of camera shy mob boss Joey Bananas Bongano, on the run from the FBI, and with acting ambitions of his own. Now the Feds plant one of their own in the cast to determine who among the familiar, and Familial cast, is the real Mafioso. Cleverly exploring the parallels between Shakespeare and the cinematic myth of the Mafia, Friends and Romans is a comedy about the danger of stereotypes, the joy of acting, and the real meaning of Family. Director/Co-Writer Christopher Kublan has previously written and directed Giving It Up starring Mark Feuerstein, Ali Larter and Dabney Coleman, and the upcoming Some Of The Time with Gabriel Mann and Kadeem Hardison. A lifelong New Yorker, Mr. Kublan is currently at work on the screenplay Gone, a film he will direct later this year about Joe DiMaggio’s iconic 56-game hitting streak, as well as Later Days, a dramedy set in a wealthy North Shore Long Island enclave in the halcyon ‘80s.

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I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS Directed by Leah Meyerhoff USA / 2014 / 80 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Natalia Dyer Peter Vack Julia Garner

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Allison Anders Heather Rae SCREENWRITER Leah Meyerhoff CINEMATOGRAPHER Jarin Blaschke EDITOR Michael Taylor PRODUCTION DESIGNER Katherine Rusch COMPOSER/MUSIC Sasha Gordon PRODUCER

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Steve Giammaria

The word unicorn conjures up the sense of fanciful imagination and mythical realism. It also conjures up the longing for the unrealistic and unbelievable to be true. In Leah Meyerhof’s debut feature, imagination and reality become interchangeable. Davina, played with stunning range by Natalia Dyer, seeks to escape her dire life taking care of her disabled mother, by creating dreamy settings in her room and looking for romance and adventure, away from home. She finds all of that, and then some, in Sterling (Peter Vack), an older ‘bad boy’ who seems to have invented cool. The two set off on a wild adventure where playfulness and passion collide. A celebration of color, sound and whimsy make I Believe in Unicorns something you want to believe in. –Svetlana Krotek Leah Meyerhoff’s previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals, won a dozen awards and aired on several cable networks. She has been shortlisted for the Gotham Awards and received high profile grants from IFP, the Tribeca Film Institute and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Her short film Twitch was short-listed for a Student Academy Award, won a Slamdance Grand Jury Prize, and was picked up by IFC, PBS, Hulu, and Skandinavia TV. She directed a commercial for Converse and music videos for Triple Creme, Joan As Police Woman and Luff, which aired on LOGO and MTV. Leah also starred in the docudrama Film School on IFC. Leah participated in both IFP’s Emerging Narrative Labs and Narrative Finishing Labs. She was one of ten filmmakers chosen for the New York Film Festival’s Emerging Visions program, one of eight filmmakers in the 2013 Tribeca All Access Labs and was recently honored with the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Award. Leah is a Tribeca Film Institute mentor and the founder of Film Fatales, a female filmmaker collective based in New York. She is a Brown University graduate and Dean’s Fellow in Graduate Film at NYU.

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THE IMITATION GAME Directed by Morten Tyldum USA,UK / 2014 / 113 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Alan Leech

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Graham Moore Teddy Schwarzman, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky SCREENWRITER Graham Moore CINEMATOGRAPHER Óscar Faura EDITOR William Goldenberg PRODUCTION DESIGNER Maria Djurkovic COMPOSER/MUSIC Alexandre Desplat PRODUCER

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Morten Tyldum began his directing career with the comedy, Buddy, which won the Audience Award at the Norwegian International Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Warsaw International Film Festival, as well as an Amanda Award in 2003 for Best Film. He continued his success in 2008 when he was nominated for an Amanda Award for Best Direction with his second feature, Fallen Angels. His thriller, Headhunters, became the most successful title in Norwegian history, as well as 2012’s highest-grossing foreign language release in the UK. In addition to its box office success, it was nominated for Best International Film by BAFTA, and won the Empire Award for Best Thriller and the Saturn Award for Best International Film. He is currently in in development on Ghostman for Warner Brothers and The Disciple Program for Universal. Morten has also directed award-winning international commercials through his company, Einar Film.

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JUST BEFORE I GO Directed by Courteney Cox USA / 2013 / 95 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Seann William Scott Olivia Thirlby Garrett Dillahunt Kyle Gallner Rob Riggle Kate Walsh

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David Arquette Alexandria Jackson John C. Rhee John Suits Gabriel Cowan Courteney Cox Thea Mann David Flebotte Mark Schwartzbard Roger Bondelli

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First time director Courteney Cox (Friends, Cougar Town) uses her comedic style to focus on the universal struggles of loss, pain and desperation in a witty and smart portrayal of a man on the edge. Ted decides to end his mediocre life, but before doing so, he returns to his hometown to revisit the demons of his past: the cruel school teacher; the relentless bully; the girl who got away. While staying with his brother and his dysfunctional family, he makes an unexpected connection with a girl who decides to document his last few days. A motley cast of characters helps Ted realize that life is complicated for everyone and the memories of the past can be reinterpreted. A compelling story, stellar script and memorable performances make Just Before I Go a film that deeply connects with the audience, and takes them on a journey filled with comedy, angst and love. – Cristin Carlin Courteney Cox, best known for her role as Monica in the Emmy® Award winning comedy Friends and for her Golden Globe® nominated role in Cougar Town, made her feature film directorial debut with her dark comedy Just Before I Go. Additional directorial credits include the Lifetime Original Movie, Talhotblond, and the drama Monday Before Thanksgiving for Glamour’s Reel Moments Project. In addition, she has directed numerous episodes of Cougar Town. In 2004, Cox established her own production company, Coquette. Projects have included: Cougar Town, Dirt, Mix It Up, Daisy Does America, and The Tripper.

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THE LAST TIME YOU HAD FUN Directed by Mo Perkins USA / 2014 / 78 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Kyle Bornheimer Demetri Martin Eliza Coupe Mary Elizabeth llis Charlyne Yi Jimmi Simpson

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Drea Clark

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Hal Haberman

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Eric Zimmerman

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Mo Perkins

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Rodrigo Cabral

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Nathan Ruyle

Mo Perkins directs an emotional journey of four struggling adults trying to let loose in The Last Time You Had Fun, a lighthearted film about divorce, unhappiness, disloyalty and love. Meet Ida, Alison, Clark, and Will, who attempt to escape it all for just one night. Trying to recreate the events that inspired the last time Clark could remember having fun (an episode involving a fully stocked stretch limousine), they meet their uninhibited selves and embark on a night-long joy ride of self discovery. The spot-on ensemble featuring performances by Kyle Bornheimer, Eliza Coupe, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Demetri Martin, and Charlyne Yi, will connect with anyone who has ever been in a relationship, and will take audiences on a journey of raucous humor and candor. – Cristin Carlin Mo Perkins was born in Tennessee. She received her Masters degree in directing at UCLA’s film school. At UCLA, she received numerous awards including the Dorothy Arzner Award for women directors, the Wasserman Award and the MPAA Award. Her master’s thesis film, Piss Hat, was selected for the UCLA Director’s Spotlight Award and was nominated for a Student Academy Award®. Her writer/directorial debut feature A Quiet Little Marriage won the Grand Jury Award at Slamdance, the Audience Award at Austin Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by IFC.

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LATE PHASES Directed by Adrián García Bogliano USA / 2014 / 96 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Nick Damici Ethan Embry Lance Guest Tina Louise Tom Noonan

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Malik Ali Badie Ali Hamza Ali

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Larry Fessenden Brent Kunkle Greg Newman Zak Zeman

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Eric Stolze

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Ernesto Herrera

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Lisa Myers

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Aaron Crozier

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Wojciech Golczewski

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Lex Ortega Luis Flores

Crescent Bay is not the best place to live out one’s golden years. Once an idyllic retirement community, the secluded neighborhood has been beset by mysterious and deadly attacks. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici, Stake Land) moves in, the residents immediately take offense at his abrasive personality. But his take-no-prisoners attitude is just what he needs to survive as it becomes clear that the increasingly violent and patterned attacks are being caused by beasts that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is harboring something truly sinister in its midst. Adrian Garcia Bogliano was born in Madrid, but his parents fled to Argentina during an attempted military coup in 1981. He attended film school in Argentina and has directed 11 features including Cold Sweat, Penumbra and Here Comes the Devil.

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LISTENING Directed by Khalil Sullins USA / 2014 / 98 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Thomas Stroppel Artie Ahr Amber Marie Bollinger Christine Haeberman Steve Hanks Arn Chorn-Pond

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Pardis Sullins Travis Nicholson Jamal DeGruy Khalil Sullins

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Khalil Sullins

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Blake McClure

EDITOR

Howard Heard

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Alec Contestabile

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Edward Patrick White

Listening brings us a powerful debut from director Khalil Sullins, as it skirts the sci-fi genre with its own unique storytelling approach and bold cinematic style. Many of us have fantasized about having the power to read minds but a dark side looms. In this psychological thriller, a group of penniless graduate students thinks they have solved their financial problems when they invent a new technology that allows them to share each other’s thoughts. What they don’t realize is that they have opened up a Pandora’s box that will come crashing down on them. As the experiment destroys their relationships and falls into the wrong hands, the audience is presented with a color-saturated vision of a new reality that twists and turns along the way. –Sam Robotham Khalil Sullins was born and raised in San Diego, California. He has been a prolific artist in a wide variety of mediums from a very young age. He graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, receiving a BFA in film. He also studied art and photography at Parsons in both Paris and New York. In 2007, his home burned down in a wild fire and he lost a life’s worth of art, scripts and short films. Since then he has had numerous exhibitions of new art, and written screenplays recognized by the Page International Screenwriting Awards, PEI Film Festival, Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, and The Movie Deal screenplay competition. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife.

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LITTLE ACCIDENTS Directed by Sara Colangelo USA / 2014 / 104 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Elizabeth Banks Boyd Holbrook Chloë Sevigny Jacob Lofland Josh Lucas

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Chris Columbus Amy Nauiokas Eleanor Columbus Ruth Mutch Kwesi Collisson Mike Feuer Todd Feuer

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Anne Carey Jason Berman Thomas B. Fore Summer Shelton

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Sara Colangelo

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Rachel Morrison

EDITOR

Suzy Elmiger

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Chris Trujillo

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Marcelo Zarvos

After a mine collapses in a small Appalachian community, sole survivor Amos Jenkins (beautifully played by Boyd Holbrook) finds himself embroiled in a court case surrounding the disaster. Families of deceased co-workers expect him to testify that the accident was the coal company’s fault, while miners untouched by the tragedy want him to keep quiet. When the son of the mine’s boss goes missing, a chain reaction is set off that impacts three very different families and gives an intimate view of what life is really like in the rust-belt. Debut director Sara Colangelo handles her cast with such sensitivity and finesse that, while steeped in anguish, Little Accidents is a beautiful, touching gem. – Ben F. Fischer

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BIO graduate of New York University’s Kanbar Institute of Film & Television-Graduate Film Division. Sara studied documentary filmmaking, Italian cinema and politics on a Fulbright Fellowship in Italy. Sara’s documentary film, Halal Viviero, which explores the world of immigrant slaughterhouses in New York City, traveled to numerous film festivals and was a National Finalist at the 2006 Student Academy Awards. Her second film, Un Attimo di Respiro (A Moment to Breathe), has screened at over 15 international film festivals. The film earned Sara a Wasserman Prize for Best Direction at New York University, as well as a nomination for the 2007 Princess Grace Foundation Arts Fellowship. Sara is currently working on a feature-length script, which draws inspiration and characters from this latest short. She is also in post-production on a feature-length documentary, Bill, about the life of Bill Gage, a man with Down Syndrome who is the lead singer of a Boston area punk rock band. Sara was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film in July 2010.

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MAHJONG AND THE WEST Directed by Joseph Muszynski

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hit-and-run accident kills her mother, Maddy returns to rural Wyoming for the first time in fifteen years, where she grieves alongside her Mahjong-playing grandmother. But when Maddy reconnects with Kate, an old childhood friend, it reawakens memories of their violent, troubled past. As both women tiptoe around their history, they live hard and booze their way through the mourning process along with Jack and Stewart, two local bull riders. Immersed in cowboy culture, the girls embark on a kamikaze course, running from the past and toward thrills and comfort. But pressure builds and their extended reunion proves that neither control nor chaos can erase their trauma. And if they can’t erase it, they’ll either have to make peace with it or set it on fire. Joseph Muszynski is a New York-based filmmaker. He was a writer and executive producer on Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. His next film, Rhymes with Banana, starring Zosia Mamet, marked his directorial debut and will be released this fall. Joe is currently attached to direct Eden’s Folly, a futuristic re-imagination of the story of Eden. He also teaches filmmaking at Vassar College and through the Bard Prison Initiative. In his free time, he raises chickens.

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Tom Guiry Louanne Stephens Jill Andre Dominic Bogart Jannette Bloom Alyssa Carpenter Jerod Meagher

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Charlene Schaefer Joseph Muszynski Karissa Tuthill

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Claude dal Farra Christina Mengert Jannette Bloom Alyssa Carpenter

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Jannette Bloom Alyssa Carpenter

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Patrick Neri

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Carmen Morrow

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Leah Mann

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Spencer David Hutchings

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Eli Cohn

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THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD Directed by Peter Anthony Denmark / 2014 / 105 minutes In English, and Russian with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Stanislav Petrov Galina Kalinina Sergey Shnyryov Nataliya Vdovina Oleg Kassin Robert De Niro Matt Damon Walter Cronkite Kevin Costner

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Jakob Staberg

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Statement Film

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Peter Anthony

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Anders Lövet Löfstedt Kim Hattesen

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Morten Højbjerg

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Kristian Eidnes Andersen

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Peter Schultz

No one knows his name. No one knows his story. But everyone owes their life to Stanislav Petrov. September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov saves the world from nuclear Armageddon. Decades later, after his life has unraveled around him, his contribution to the world today is recognized, and he embarks on a spectacular journey to save himself. The Man Who Saved the World seamlessly mixes fact and fiction to create a historical thriller and personal redemption story. This unlikely real life hero reminds us how close we came to apocalypse, and what the loss of billions of lives looks and feels like. Peter Anthony graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Denmark and worked as an architect before starting a career as a theater and film director. The Man Who Saved the World is Peter’s first feature length film.

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PATRICK’S DAY Directed by Terry McMahon Ireland / 2014 / 101 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Moe Dunford Kerry Fox Philip Jackson Catherine Walker

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Tim Palmer

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Terry McMahon

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Terry McMahon

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Rachel Lysaght

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Michael Lavelle

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Emer Reynolds

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Emma Lowney

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Ray Harman

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Hugh Fox Nikki Moss

In Patrick’s Day, Terry McMahon writes and directs about the destructive force of love, the question of sanity, the value of intimacy, the impact of memory and the consequence of choice. Patrick, a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic played beautifully by the talented Moe Dunford, falls in love with Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, setting off a magical yet impossible love affair. Convinced that Karen will either break her son’s heart or steal his affection, Patrick’s mother enlists the help of a dysfunctional detective, who will use his position to help her, for a price. With exquisite cinematography and stellar performances, audiences are skillfully guided on a ride through a chaotic circus of emotions in this provocative Irish film. –Cristin Carlin Writer-Director Terry McMahon’s controversial debut Charlie Casanova won Best First Feature at The 23rd Galway Film Fleadh and was distributed by Studio Canal. His follow up Patrick’s Day has just won Best Film at The 26th Galway Film Fleadh. McMahon’s next feature, the scabrously black romantic-comedy Oliver Twisted is being developed with producer Tim Palmer and The Irish Film Board. Winner of the RKO Pictures Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Award in Cannes and the Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award, McMahon has lectured on screenwriting and acting in Trinity College Dublin, IADT, UCD, The John Huston Film School and The Casa del Cinema in Rome.

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THE RED ROBIN Directed by Michael Z. Wechsler USA / 2013 / 93 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Judd Hirsch Jaime Ray Newman Joseph Lyle Taylor Ryan O’Nan C.S. Lee Caroline Lagerfelt

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Jonathan Sanger Wendy Pronin Herst Rick Porras Andy Abowitz

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Shawn Singh Michael Z. Wechsler

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Michael Z. Wechsler

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Adrian Correia

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Tom Swartwout

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

David Barnes

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Edmund Choi

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Judd Hirsch plays Dr. Shellner, a Nobel Prize-winning psychiatrist whose work with war refugees has brought him considerable fame. While doing PTSDrelated work in war zones decades ago, Shellner adopted three orphans who crossed his path. These now grown children, along with his biological son, have gathered in their childhood home to celebrate their dying father’s 75th birthday. The reunion doesn’t turn out quite as Shellner expected when adopted son Tommy (Ryan O’Nan) accuses him of war crimes and mind control experiments. Tommy’s story starts to take on an element of truth, as strange things begin to unfold. Eerie flashbacks suggest hidden secrets in a long night of accusations and revelations. The Red Robin combines family drama with psychological thriller, and keeps the audience perched on the edge of their seats to see how it ultimately unfolds. – Ben F. Fischer Michael Z. Wechsler is the co-founder of Rowish Productions and Modern Primitive Films. Wechsler founded Rowish with producing partner, Shawn Singh, to develop transmedia entertainment across multiple platforms including motion pictures, television, online and mobile. Up next for Michael and Rowish is the mythological love story, Modern Primitives, which was accepted in last month’s No Borders co-production market as part of IFP’S Independent Film Week. A professional editor for the last 15 years, Wechsler successfully segued into producing and directing television and developing original content. He also sold the series Meeting the Family to Spike TV, and has worked on numerous projects for British Broadcasting Corporation, TLC, History Channel, Sundance, Lifetime and Travel Channel. He directed TLC’S top rated, What Not to Wear, Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown and the Bravo series Tim Gunn’s Guide To Style. Wechsler wrote and directed his first feature, Slaves of Hollywood, which starred Hill Harper and was invited to over 35 festivals worldwide. Wechsler is a graduate of the Tisch School of Arts Film Program at New York University. He lives in South Orange, NJ, with his wife and two boys.

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RUNOFF Directed by Kimberly Levin USA / 2014 / 90 minutes In English, and Spanish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS CAST

Joanne Kelly Neal Huff Tom Bower Alex Shaffer Darlene Hunt Kivlighan De Montebello Joseph Melendez Brad Koed Rashel Bestard

PRODUCERS

Kurt Pitzer

SCREENWRITER

Kimberly Levin

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Hermes Marco

EDITOR

Kimberly Levin Francesc Sitges-Sardà

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Emilie Ritzmann

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Danny Bensi Saunder Jurriaans

SOUND DESIGNER

Paul Hsu

The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a small farm town. As harvest draws near, Betty Freeman confronts a terrifying new reality. She goes to desperate lengths to save her family and must coldly decide whom to sacrifice. First-time writer/director Kimberly Levin’s emotionally gripping debut features a riveting performance by Joanne Kelly. Shot on rural Kentucky’s working farms, invoking a kind of heartland neo-realism, Runoff combines a driven narrative urgency with a sharp, almost documentary eye. This skillfully written narrative flips the standard gender dynamic and brings unexpected insight and realism to an established genre.  Kimberly Levin is a filmmaker and former biochemist. Levin’s narrative feature debut, Runoff, was an Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Narrative Lab Fellow, an official selection of USinProgress and one of the top scripts in the Nicholl Screenwriting Competition. She is also an award-winning playwright and director who has worked On and Off-Broadway. Her original scientific research on small peptides known as hydroxy-methyl-phytochelatins was published in a widely used chemistry textbook.

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SACRIFICE Directed by Michael Cohn USA / 2014 / 100 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Luke Kleintank Austin Abrams Lewis Tan Brandon Smith James McDaniel Melora Walters Dermot Mulroney

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Philippe Caland Rachid Rizk Nina Yang Bongiovi

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Jeanine Rohn Joseph Semense

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Michael Cohn

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Steven Parker

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Alejandro Sescosse

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Heather Born Brian Ufberg

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Roger Suen

When four high school friends venture into the wilderness for a hunting trip, one of the boys shoots a stranger in the woods, mistaking him for a deer. At first the four friends work together in a frantic struggle to save the wounded victim, but when this fails they are paralyzed with fear and uncertainty, and soon become divided about what to do and whether to hide this terrible accident. Increasingly desperate to stay out of trouble, they act with the hope of leaving their nightmare behind, yet each decision only deepens their guilt and further ensnares them in a web of unforeseen consequences. Writer/Director Michael Cohn is a filmmaker with twenty-five years experience in the entertainment industry. Previous to Sacrifice he directed three feature films, Interceptor, with Jurgen Prochnow and Andrew Divoff, When the Bough Breaks, with Martin Sheen and Ron Perlman, and Snow White, with Sigourney Weaver and Sam Neill. As a screenwriter, Mr. Cohn has worked with such directors as Tim Burton, John McTiernan, Bille August, Alfonso Arau, and Martin Scorsese. With a Masters Degree from the University of Texas at Austin filmmaking program, Mr. Cohn has divided his time over the years between filmmaking endeavors and teaching film production classes at various programs including UT, Austin, Chapman University, and the local community college in Houston, where he and his family currently reside.

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THE SISTERHOOD OF NIGHT Directed by Caryn Waechter USA / 2014 / 102 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Georgia Henley Kara Hayward Kal Penn Laura Fraser Willa Cuthrell Olivia DeJonge Jessica Hecht Neal Huff

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Lydia Dean Pilcher Elizabeth Cuthrell

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

David Urrutia Steven Tuttleman Taha Altayli

SCREENWRITER

Marilyn Fu

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Zak Mulligan

EDITOR

Aaron Yanes

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Kay Lee

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The Crystal Method & Tobias Enhus

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Mariusz Glabinski

Based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steven Millhauser, The Sisterhood of Night is a story of friendship and loyalty set against the backdrop of a modern-day Salem witch trial. Shot on location in Kingston, New York, the film chronicles a group of girls who have slipped out of the world of social media into a mysterious world deep in the woods. The tale begins when Emily Parris exposes a secret society of teenage girls she discovers in the woods at night. Accusing them of committing sexually deviant acts, Emily’s allegations throw their small American town into the national media spotlight. The mystery deepens when each of the accused takes a vow of silence. What follows is a chronicle of three girls’ unique and provocative alternative to the loneliness of adolescence, revealing the tragedy and humor of teenage years changed forever by the Internet Age. Caryn Waechter is a film director, photographer and editor based in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA film program where she concentrated in directing. A classically trained dancer, Caryn compares her film work to choreography of images bringing to light the mysterious.

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TWO MEN IN TOWN Directed by Rachid Bouchareb France / Algeria / USA / Belgium / 2014 / 120 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Forest Whitaker Harvey Keitel Brenda Blethyn Luis Guzman Dolores Héredia Ellen Burstyn Tim Guinee Reg E. Cathey

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Mustapha Orif Jonathan Blumental Abdelkrim Bouchareb Genevieve Lemal

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Jean Brehat Jerome Seydoux Charles S. Cohen Allen Bain Muriel Merlin

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Olivier Lorelle Yasmina Khadra Rachid Bouchareb.

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Yves Cape

EDITOR

Yannick Kergoat

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Yan Arlaud

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Eric Neveux

After a troubled youth and 18 years in prison, William Garnett (Forest Whitaker) is being released. VWith the help of an idealistic parole agent (Brenda Blethyn) and his new-found Islamic faith, Garnett struggles to rebuild his life and overcome the violent impulses which possess him. However, Bill Agati (Harvey Keitel), the Sheriff of the small New Mexico border county where Garnett is released, has other ideas. Convinced that Garnett is unredeemable and is a threat to the security of his county, Agati launches a campaign to return Garnett to prison for life. Also stars Luis Guzman, Dolores Heredia, Tim Guinee, and Ellen Burstyn. Based on the film Two Men In Town directed by Jose Giovanni. Original script and adaptation by Jose Giovanni with dialogue by Jose Giovanni and Daniel Boulanger Rachid Boucharebgraduated was born in Paris to an Algerian immigrant family. Themes of cultural identity and clash pervade his body of work, beginning with his first film, Baton Rouge (1985). In 1987, the director and his friend Jean Bréhat co-founded production company 3B, which produced all his subsequent films as well as those of Bruno Dumont. Bouchareb was first nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1995 with Poussières de vie (Dust of Life), about life in Vietnam after the war. His next film, Little Senegal, a tribute to Sergio Leone westerns and Midnight Cowboy, met with critical and public acclaim. With Indigènes (Days of Glory), Bouchareb was again nominated for a Foreign Language Film Oscar for his cinematic tribute to the thousands of African soldiers who fought and died to free Nazi-occupied France during World War II. Indigènes (Days of Glory) opened the 2006 Woodstock FIlm Festival. The film helped motivate French President Jacques Chirac to recognize the duty of war veterans and increase their pensions. In 2011, Bouchareb received his third Oscar nomination for Hors-la-loi (Outside the Law), a chronicle of three Algerian brothers fighting for their country’s independence after 1945.

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UNCERTAIN TERMS Directed by Nathan Silver

Robbie is a guy who’s just looking for an escape. Venturing to Upstate New

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York to flee the city and complications of his marriage, he arrives at his aunt’s bucolic country home where he hopes to find room to breathe. He soon discovers that the house has been repurposed as a respite home for pregnant teenage girls. Despite doing his best to keep to himself, Robbie soon forms bonds with the girls, stirring up the kinds of emotions that he was attempting to escape and creating an upheaval of jealousy and love triangles where rest and tranquility are meant to be the norm. Prominent indie director, Nathan Silver, presents a film inspired by his mother’s life. Cindy Silver (Nathan’s real life mother) plays a lead role that steals the show. The rest of the cast, comprised of professionals and non-actors, makes this gem of a film authentic. Filled to the brim with scenes that are both poetic and wrenching, Uncertain Terms is an original story about how love isn’t always as easy as boy meets girl. –Sam Robotham Nathan Silver graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2005. Since then, he has written and directed four short films and five feature films: The Blind, Exit Elena, Soft in the Head, Uncertain Terms, and Stinking Heaven. His films have played festivals around the world, including Los Angeles, Edinburgh, Deauville, Vienna, Melbourne, and BAFICI. Filmmaker Magazine named him “one of the most interesting emerging directors in U.S. indie film.”

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India Menuez David Dahlbom Caitlin Mehner Tallie Medel Hannah Gross Gina Piersanti Cindy Silver Adinah Dancyger Casey Drogin

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Harvey L. Silver Jere B. Ford Phil Pinto Jeff Marchelletta

PRODUCERS

Chloe Domont Richard Peete Josh Mandel

SCREENWRITERS

Nathan Silver Chloe Domont Cody Stokes

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Cody Stokes

EDITOR

Cody Stokes

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Grace Sloan

SOUND DESIGNER

Gene Park

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WHITE RABBIT Directed by Tim McCann USA / 2013 / 89 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Britt Robertson Sam Trammell Ryan Lee Nick Krause

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Shaun Sanghani Robert Yocum Jacky Lee Morgan

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Benjamin Bickham

PRODUCTION COMPANY

SSS Entertainment

SCREENWRITER

Anthony Di Pietro

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Alan McIntyre Smith

EDITOR

Tim McCann

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Nate Jones

COMPOSER/MUSIC

John Vincent McCauley

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meet Harlon as a vulnerable three-year old, back to camera, as he endures the abuse of his cruel, homophobic and overbearing father. Growing up in gun country and forced to shoot a white rabbit, Harlon’s world is soon infiltrated by voices and images that take on increasing ferocity as he becomes the target of school yard bullies. His only friends are Julie, an emotionally unstable newcomer and his best friend Stevie, a vulnerable, undersized side kick. White Rabbit is a voyage into the heart of madness so skillfully drawn we can’t help feeling compassion for the shooter. Flawless performances and first-rate cinematography in the service of an all too timely subject make this a psychological study you won’t want to miss. This is masterful filmmaking. – Barbara Pokras, ACE Tim McCann has directed eight independent feature films and won a variety of international awards at the Toronto Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, and the Rotterdam Film Festival. He has worked with actors Robin Tunney, Melissa Leo, Sam Trammell, Spalding Gray and Adrienne Shelly. Variety claimed “McCann’s instinctive camera-eye burnishes nearly every exchange with a Cassavetes dynamism.” His first film, Desolation Angels (1996), presented by directors Jonathan Demme and Barbet Schroeder, drew critical acclaim in its theatrical release, landing on several “best films of the year” lists. Revolution #9 (2002) premiered at the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals. Variety called the film “a highly assured, ambitious pic… located somewhere between the loopy fantasy of David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the harsh sterility of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Revolution #9 won the 2003 Media Award from the ACNP for its compelling depiction of schizophrenia. A.O. Scott of The New York Times wrote “We need movies like Tim McCann’s Revolution No.9.” Runaway premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Variety called it “a slacker psycho thriller that will keep audiences off balance till the bitter end.”

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A lifetime of unrelenting violence, humiliation and horror set the stage for the smoldering rage that turns Harlon, a sensitive child, into a school shooter. Told from the inside out with haunting revelations along the way, we first

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WILDLIKE Directed by Frank Hall Green USA / 2014 / 98 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Ella Purnell Bruce Greenwood Brian Geraghty Nolan Gerard Funk Ann Dowd Diane Farr

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Christine Vachon

PRODUCERS

Julie Christeas Schuyler Weiss Joseph Stephans

SCREENWRITER

Frank Hall Green

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Hillary Spera

EDITOR

Mako Kamitsuna

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Chad Keith

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Danny Bensi Saunder Jurriaans

WildLike is an overwhelmingly beautiful and heartwarming tale of two strangers who cross paths in the wilderness of the Alaskan frontier, Mackenzie, portrayed by the show-stopping young actress Ella Purnell, is sent to live in Alaska with her uncle. Brian Geraghty is unnervingly brilliant in this malevolent role. When their relationship turns, Mackenzie decides to run. Utterly on her own, she struggles to navigate her way back to her mother in Seattle, and begins to follow a solitary backpacker, played magnificently by Bruce Greenwood. The unlikely pair traverses the last frontier, and together they both begin to heal from the wounds of their past. While the breathtaking Alaskan scenery is a sight to behold on screen, the real beauty in this film comes from the actors’ extraordinary performances. The characters are undeniable in their complete captivation of the audience. Through Frank Hall Green’s direction, the story is brought to life with both authenticity and wonder. WildLike takes viewers on an adventure of body and soul in an emotionally captivating and provocative film experience. –Cristin Carlin

Frank Hall Green is a producer, writer and director. He’s currently producing the

BIO adaptation of Boy21 by Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) to be directed by

Lasse Hallstrom, and Remittance, written/directed by Joel Fendelman and Patrick Daly. Recently, he produced Ghetto Klown, Allegiance and 1-900-Tonight. Frank has an MBA from NYU’s film school. Before NYU, Frank worked in venture capital. He’s an alumnus of NYU’s Gallatin School, an avid backpacker and member of MENSA.

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THE YOUNG KIESLOWSKI Directed by Kerem Sanga USA / 2014 / 94 minutes MAIN CREDITS CAST

Ryan Malgarini Haley Lu Richardson Joshua Malina Melora Walters James Le Gros Osric Chau Jessica Lu John Redlinger

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Ben Ross Chris Colbert

PRODUCERS

Seth Caplan Danny Leiner Dave Hunter Ross Putman

SCREENWRITER

Kerem Sanga

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Rick Diaz

EDITOR

Ryan Brown

PRODUCTION DESIGNER

Susannah Lowber

COMPOSER/MUSIC

John Swihart

SOUND DESIGNER

Trip Brock

Reminiscent of Juno (from the male perspective), The Young Kieslowski combines thoughtful writing and creative directing to bring us a quirky yet touching comedic love story of two teens and a pregnancy. When Brian Kieslowski, a CalTech physics major and a reluctant virgin, meets Leslie Mallard, a self-proclaimed Christian and bible student, they uncharacteristically experience an intimate night of lovemaking. Due to the unfortunate circumstance of Brian losing Leslie’s phone number, the evening turns into a one-night stand and the two go on with their separate lives – until Leslie learns she is pregnant. The earth shattering news brings the teens back together on a turbulent journey of indecisions in which neither they nor the audience can foresee what the outcome will be. Maintaining an offbeat, humorous style, peppered with awkward situations, amusing dialogue, fanciful imaginings and creative camera work, The Young Kieslowski delivers a touching and thoroughly entertaining story that will capture the hearts of young and old. —Svetlana Krotek Kerem Sanga began his work in film as a producer and actor in the independent film Stoner (directed by Michael Greene), which premiered at the 2009 Austin Film Festival. That fall, he accepted an Annenberg Fellowship to attend the University of Southern California MFA program in Writing for Screen and Television. In 2011, he completed Trigger Finger, his first feature as director. The Young Kieslowski is his second. He is managed by Ryan Cunningham and Kendrick Tan at Madhouse. Prior to his work in film, Sanga studied mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin.

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A Small Section of the World

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Angel Azul

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Down In Shadowland

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East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem

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The Hand That Feeds

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How I Got Over

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Little White Lie

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Pauly Shore Stands Alone

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Queens & Cowboys: A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo

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Red Lines

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A SMALL SECTION OF THE WORLD Directed by Lesley Chilcott USA / 2014 / 62 minutes MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS PRODUCERS

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Dominic Sandifer Paolo Bonsignore Lesley Chilcott Josh Lieberman Maresa Wickham Nick Davidge Oscar Colombo Logan Schneider Chris Catanach Éric Barbeau Greg Kuehn Original song by Alanis Morissette and Carlos Tapado Vargas

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How many hands touch your morning coffee before you? How many of those hands are women’s? A Small Section of the World is an inspirational story about a group of women from a remote farming region of Costa Rica whose ideas sparked a revolution in the coffee-growing world. After the men of the village left in search of work, the women came together to imagine a different future for themselves, their families and their community. The film follows the impact of this remarkable story of perseverance as it touches lives around the globe. The movie features the original song, The Morning, by Alanis Morrisette and Carlos Tapado Vargas. Lesley Chilcott partnered with Davis Guggenheim on the 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth; the documentary feature It Might Get Loud; the Barack Obama biographic film for the Democratic National Convention A Mother’s Promise, and Waiting for Superman , on which she also served as the 2nd unit director. Lesley has won numerous accolades such as the PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures, as well as the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards and the National Board of Review for Best Documentary, among others. Other credits include producing the feature documentary Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird and the animated short It Was a Dark and Silly Night. Lesley now directs both documentaries and commercial projects. Visit www.asmallsectionoftheworld.com

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BUTTER & CHEESE Directed by Tashi Dhondup USA / 2013 / 12:30 minutes

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Shot at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level, close to the India-Tibet border, the film captures the unique lifestyle of the yak herders against the backdrop of the Himalayan mountains, and the process of making yak dairy. roducts such as butter and cheese.

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A SNAKE GIVES BIRTH TO A SNAKE Directed by Michael Lessac USA, South Africa / 2014 / 101 minutes In English, and Afrikaans, Albanian, Bosnian, Serbian, Xhosa, Zulu with Subtitles MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Jonathan Gray Nick Quested Robert Lear

PRODUCERS

Michael S. Lessac Jacqueline Bertrand Lessac Emma Tammi

CONSULTING PRODUCERS Josh

Alexander Yvette Hardie

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Henry Jacobson Anastas Michos

EDITOR

Joel Plotch

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Hugh Masekela Nathan Halpern

SOUND DESIGNER

Tom Paul

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How do we heal a world where neighbors kill neighbors and violence runs rampant? A diverse group of South African actors try to share a message of rapprochement based on the Truth and Reconciliation hearings in their own country. As the troupe tours war-torn regions of Northern Ireland, Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, they ignite a highly charged dialogue among people still suffering from the raw memories of recent atrocities in their own countries. Emotions are right on the surface. This powerful play turns real as the actors question their own capacity for healing and forgiveness. Everyone is forced to confront their homeland’s violent past and no one comes out of it unscathed. Featuring original music composed on screen for the play by jazz legend Hugh Masekela, A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake brings us full circle to the question of can we put aside our differences to create a world where all people can live with respect and justice. – Ben F. Fischer Director/producer Michael Lessac wrote and directed the feature film House of

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pilots and over 200 television episodes, among them Taxi, Newhart, Grace Under Fire, The Drew Carey Show, Just Shoot Me, and Everybody Loves Raymond. For the stage, Mr. Lessac has directed at the National Theatre of Yugoslavia, The Guthrie Theatre, The Denver Theatre Center, The Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, The Hartman Stage and The Public Theatre in New York City. He was also founder and artistic director of the Colonnades Theatre Lab in New York, where he produced and directed over thirty productions with a company of established actors, playwrights, and composers. He is founder and artistic director of Global Arts Corps, which seeks to develop new theatre pieces around the world highlighting the struggle for justice, basic human dignity, and the possibility of perceptual change. The Truth in Translation project was the first major production of those efforts. He is currently developing productions in Northern Ireland, Cambodia and Bosnia for both the stage and film. Before life in theatre and film, Lessac was a singer-songwriter and had an album out on Columbia Records called Sleep Faster, We Need the Pillow produced by John Hammond. Lessac also holds a doctorate in Developmental Psychology.

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ANGEL AZUL Directed by Marcelina Cravat Mexico, USA / 2014 / 71 minute In English, and Spanish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Jason deCaires Taylor Dr. Sylvia Earle

NARRATOR

Peter Coyote

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Curt Overway

PRODUCERS

Marcelina Cravat Kath Delaney Erik Johnson

ASSOC PRODUCER

Scout Wise

SCREENWRITER

Marcelina Cravat

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Marcelina Cravat Jason deCaires Taylor Mario Sanchez Navarro

EDITOR

Marcelina Cravat

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Ian Dolamore Daniel Fries

SOUND DESIGNER

John Bennett

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor is a passionate environmentalist who is concerned about what the world will look like for future generations. Marcy Cravat’s beautifully shot film transports us to an underwater world populated by Taylor’s hauntingly life-like statues that give birth to an artificial coral reef designed to restore the ecosystem. Through stunning underwater cinematography, we see his magical creations in various stages of being transformed by coral, algae and other forms of life. We also experience the mentoring of local artisans in the Yucatan peninsula, where Taylor’s project is conceived, and the camaraderie that comes from his labor-intensive plaster casting of real people. As is often the case, Taylor must play the political game as he seeks to install his sculptures in some of the Earth’s most beautiful - and endangered - underwater habitats. Angel Azul, like Taylor’s moving artistry, forces us to consider our choices and the impact of climate change already being felt around the world. – Ben F. Fischer Marcelina Cravat trained at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute and the Art Center College of Design. Making a transition from photography to film came later in life when her love for storytelling motivated her to return to school to pursue a career as a writer/director. Upon graduating, she co-founded ARTiDOCs, a small production company specializing in portrait style documentaries about artists like Jacqui Naylor and Gabriel Russo. Marcelina grew up around Hollywood sets as daughter of character actor Nick Cravat, Burt Lancaster’s life-long chum, circus partner and co-star. She is currently in pre-production for her next film which will start production as soon as she is finished with the festival circuit for Angel Azul.

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ANTARCTICA 3D: On the Edge Directed by Jon Bowermaster USA / 2014 / 38 minutes

With a reputation as cold, forbidding and remote, Antarctica can also be a fragile place, home to an incredible variety of life along its edges.

NARRATOR

Tilda Swinton

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Gary Smaby

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Jon Bowermaster Don Kempf Andy Wood

SCREENWRITER

Jon Bowermaster

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Bob Cranston Ken Corben

EDITOR

Jason Malkovich Chris Rahm

Join National Geographic explorer Jon Bowermaster as he and his team travel along the continent’s frozen coastline in Antarctica 3D, On The Edge. The adventurers explore by sea kayak, ice-worthy sailboat and on foot to gain an up-close look and attempt to better understand just how the seventh continent is changing – and in some parts changing very fast – in part due to a warming ocean. Meet scientists and the wildlife they study up-close and learn about the history of exploration and the continent’s future. From its place anchoring the bottom of the globe, Antarctica might seem too frozen to have any impact on the rest of the planet. But the very fact that it is constantly changing – the sea around it freezing and thawing every year – makes it the planet’s beating heart, its rhythm intimately influencing the earth’s weather, ocean currents and climate.

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Alice Nicholas Wood New Songs: Natalie Merchant

BIO winning writer and filmmaker, Jon Bowermaster was recently named one of a

SOUND DESIGNER

Jacques Boulanger

ANIMATOR

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A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-

dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. Author of twelve books, his companion book to the Jacques Perrin/Disney Nature film Oceans was published alongside the film’s U.S. premiere. Jon’s most recent documentaries are Dear Governor Cuomo, a unique look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State and Antarctica 3D, On the Edge. Films in-production include Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice, Free Swim: Maldives and After the Spill.

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DOWN IN SHADOWLAND Directed by Tom DiCillo USA / 2014 / 67 minutes MAIN CREDITS SCREENWRITER

Tom DiCillo

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Tom DiCillo

EDITOR

Tom DiCillo

SOUND DESIGNER

Tom DiCillo

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Fri Oct 17 • 7:15pm

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If the whole of humanity were marched before our eyes, it might resemble Down in Shadowland, a descent into the subterranean universe of the iconic New York City subway. Told in eight parts, each probing ever more deeply into the human psyche, Shadowland is a profound meditation on the human condition. This is a world where the camera is restless, constantly exploring, unearthing private movements, holding until we are struck with revelation. A telephone receiver hangs down, an impotent reminder of disconnect, like the hordes of people oblivious of one another. Just when we think we’re following someone, they disappear. The train itself becomes both serpent and protector, alternately maniacal and comforting. Every strata of life – howling madmen, distracted mothers, sleepy children – reveals itself. Bold, masterful and entirely unpredictable with a soundtrack that propels us forward with the velocity of the train itself, Shadowland is a remarkable film that leaves no doubt we are in the hands of a master. – Barbara Pokras, ACE

Tom DiCillo is one of the founding members of the American Independent film

BIO movement. His internationally-awarded films include Johnny Suede, starring Brad Pitt, Living In Oblivion, with Steve Buscemi, Box of Moonlight, The Real Blonde, Double Whammy, and Delirious. DiCillo also made the first documentary about The Doors, When You’re Strange, which won a Grammy in 2012.

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EAST JERUSALEM / WEST JERUSALEM Directed by Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman Israel / 2014 / 80 minutes In English, and Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

David Broza Steve Earle

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Michele Ohayon

PRODUCER

Gidi Avivi

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Issa Freij Ohad Milstein

EDITOR

Erez Miller

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Wed Oct 15 • 7:30pm

Screening will be followed by a VERY SPECIAL ACOUSTIC CONCERT WITH MUSICIANS

DAVID BROZA STEVE EARLE

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 GOLDEN CIRCLE TICKETS include cocktail party prior to screening at 6pm and seating at 7pm

At a time when Israelis and Palestinians seem hopelessly divided, renowned Israeli musician David Broza’s new album East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem was created with such a spirit of determined optimism that it’s hard not to feel hopeful. Henrique Cymerman and Erez Miller’s film documents the creation of Broza’s album, produced by legendary American musician (and part-time Woodstock resident) Steve Earle. The music is rich in converging sounds of Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians. At its heart, the film is a story about searching for hope by using the power of music to bridge cultural divides and form lasting friendships. In these troubled times, it can be difficult to find even a sliver of optimism. East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem exists in that sliver of light, and it’s a welcome change of perspective. The light may be small but it shines brightly; and to watch this film is to bask in the glow of hope. – David Becker Henrique Cymerman is the Middle East correspondent for Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian TV channels and newspapers (La Vanguardia, Spanish TV network Antena 3 Televisión, Portuguese TV network SiC, American UNIVISION network, GLOBONEWS Brazil, Chinese TV CCTV, BBC, Expresso newspaper). He contributes regularly to Israeli and Palestinian television and has made several appearances for the BBC. He is the author of Voices From the Centre of the World, a book which includes interviews with main leaders in the Middle East. The book was published in 5 languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and English. His report A suicide bomber in the children’s room was awarded the Best Documentary Category prize at the New York TTV Festival in 1997.

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Erez Miller is a director, cameraman and film editor of documentaries, corporate films, video art and video clips. His first documentary film, 443, was awarded first prize at the Cinema South Film festival, Israel (2010) and screened at film festivals worldwide. Erez is an honorary graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.

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ENQUIRING MINDS: The Untold Story of

the Man Behind the National Enquirer Directed by Ric Burns USA / 2014 / 97 minutes MAIN CREDITS PRODUCER

Ric Burns

Emmy award winning filmmaker Ric Burns focuses his camera on The National Enquirer and its legendary founder and editor, Gene Pope, whose outsized personality matched the paper. Pope learned the tricks of the trade from his father, an Italian newspaper editor, and took what was a struggling broadsheet and transformed it into the world’s most-read tabloid. Burns follows the fascinating and incredible 80 year history of the Enquirer: from being a notorious tabloid to the corner stone of a huge media empire and a major breaking news source.

Ric Burns is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker and writer,

BIO best known for his eight-part, seventeen and a half hour series, New York: A

Documentary Film, which premiered nationally on PBS to wide public and critical acclaim when broadcast in November 1999, September 2001, and September 2003. Burns has been writing, directing and producing historical documentaries for nearly 20 years, since his collaboration on the celebrated PBS series The Civil War, (1990), which he produced with his brother Ken and co-wrote with Geoffrey C. Ward. In 2009, Mr. Burns completed We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision, part two of a five-part history of Native America, followed by the Emmy nominated documentary Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World in 2010, both of which aired nationally as part of WGBH Boston’s American Experience. Mr. Burns most recently finished Death and the Civil War, a film based on the best-selling book This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by acclaimed historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust. The film examines the unprecedented death toll and carnage that the Civil War had on American society and government. Burns was educated at Columbia University and Cambridge University. He lives in New York City with his wife and two sons. SHOWING AT BEARSVILLE THEATER WOODSTOCK

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THE HAND THAT FEEDS Directed by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick USA / 2014 / 88 minutes In English, and Spanish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

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Rachel Lears Robin Blotnick

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Rachel Lears Robin Blotnick

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Rachel Lears

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Robin Blotnick David Meneses

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Ryan Blotnick

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Elizabeth Fausak

The Hand That Feeds shows what solidarity can do when a small group of restaurant workers in New York City go from invisible laborers to budding union members. In this classic underdog story, we witness the courageous actions of undocumented workers at a bakery café in NY City’s Upper East Side. Although they are smiling on the job, these workers are subjected to sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who threaten to fire them for calling in sick. When mildmannered sandwich man Mahoma Lopez has finally had enough, he convinces a few of his co-workers to join him in protest. Risking deportation and loss of livelihood, the workers, joined by a crew of young organizers, ride out a year-long roller coaster of events to set a historic precedent for low-wage workers. Watching them in action is a deeply humanizing experience that will change how we view peoples’ struggle for rights and activism in general. – Ben F. Fischer

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Rachel Lears’ award-winning first feature doc Birds of Passage (2010) was

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community screening tours of Uruguay sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and was broadcast nationally throughout Latin America. Her ongoing video art collaborations with artist Saya Woolfalk have screened at numerous galleries and museums worldwide since 2008. Rachel was a 2013 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow, and also holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from NYU.

Robin Blotnick’s first documentary, Chocolate Country (2006), received a Grand Jury

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Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival, was a winner in LinkTV’s ViewChange competition, and is used as a teaching tool by educators and Fair Trade advocates around the world. His feature documentary debut, Gods and Kings, about masks, magic and media in the highlands of Guatemala, won the Intangible Culture Prize at the RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Films (Scotland, 2013) and was the opening night film at Ethnocineca (Vienna, 2014). Robin is also a 2013 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow.

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HOW I GOT OVER Directed by Nicole Boxer USA / 2014 / 88 minutes MAIN CREDITS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Stephen Nemeth Sarah Johnson Regina Scully Brad Welch Tom Girardi Joe Kiani Elaine Shamir Sheila Creal

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Nicole Boxer Tim Rockwood

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Neil Barrett M. Holden Warren

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Michelle M. Wittenh

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Ruwanga Samath Jonathan Zalben

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Jeremy Grody

Is it possible to travel the road from a homeless shelter, tough streets, and a life of abuse and trauma, all the way to stand under the bright lights of The Kennedy Center in Washington DC? This is not an ordinary path, but then again, the women in How I Got Over are far from ordinary. Lives of addiction and abuse have taught these women to shy away from the public eye, but have also left them with the depth of raw emotions and harrowing traumas that could be mined under the right guidance. Enter the skilled teachers from the Theater Lab of the Dramatic Arts. Under their leadership, which remains steadfast even when a couple of the women are about to walk away, some of the most dramatic human stories you are ever likely to hear come to life. The result is not just mesmerizing, but remarkably professional and accomplished. As you watch the performance, these brave and talented women and those sitting in the packed house at the Kennedy Center are moved to tears of joy and understanding. You will be too.  – Svetlana Krotek A native of Marin County, California, Nicole Boxer has worked in the film and television industries for over two decades. In 2007, Nicole co-produced a documentary, 14 Women, that raised social awareness about the challenges faced by women in the U.S. Senate. Inspired by the experience of activist filmmaking, Nicole continued her documentary work as an Executive Producer of the 2013 Academy Award-nominated documentary film The Invisible War. Nicole lives in Washington, DC, and is a graduate of NYU Film School.

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KILLSWITCH Directed by Ali Akbarzadeh USA / 2014 / 72 minutes MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Tim Wu Lawrence Lessig Peter Ludlow Aaron Swartz Edward Snowden

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Lawrence Taubman

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Jeffrey Horn

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Christopher Dollar

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Joshua Lang Billy Pena Dave Winters

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Prichard Smith

PRODUCTION COMPANY Akorn

Cinecity Pictures

The Internet is under attack. Communications, culture, free speech, innovation, and democracy are all up for grabs. Killswitch is about the battle for control over the Internet. Lawrence Lessig and Tim Wu frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz and Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world. Will this be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures? Or will it be the spark that ignites a revolution that will redefine democracy in the digital age?

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Ali Akbarzadeh is an independent filmmaker born in the mountains of

BIO Colorado. At some point in the late 90’s he made the pilgrimage to California where he studied at the American Film Institute and graduated at the top of his class from California State University of Long Beach. After a brief stint as a Persian music video director, Ali co-founded Akorn Entertainment, where he directed several award winning commercials and short documentaries. Killswitch is his first feature-length documentary.

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LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Directed by Thomas G. Miller USA / 2014 / 76 minutes MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Tony Sullivan Richard Adams

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Kirk Marcolina Thomas G. Miller

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Thomas G. Miller Kirk Marcolina Carl Pfirman Monique Zavistovski

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Derth Adams S. Leo Chiang Nancy Huffman Krik Marcolina

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Carl Pfirman Monique Zavistovski Kirk Marcolina Thomas G. Miller

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Allyson Newman

SOUND DESIGNER

Adam Parrish King

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Limited Partnership is a love story spanning 40 years between two men who fought the system and never gave up. In 1975, Richard, a Filipino-American, married his lover, Tony, an Australian citizen living in the US, thus becoming one of the first gay couples to marry legally. Soon, though, the happy couple received a letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.” Outraged by this blatant show of discrimination, the couple sued the U.S. government, officially becoming the first to seek equal treatment for a same–sex marriage in the U.S. What ensued for the two men was decades of legal battles that mirrored the LGBT marriage and immigration equality movements. Through it all, they never lost their sense of humor and joyous disposition. A David and Goliath story, Limited Partnership is ultimately both celebratory and inspiring, reminding us that love and tenacity are powerful life tools. – David Becker Thomas Miller has worked on documentaries and in public television since 1994. He associate-produced the Sundance award-winning film Licensed To Kill (POV-PBS), and co-produced the current film festival award winning film Code Black. Tom co-produced and edited Fender Philosophers for PBS and Camp Out (Logo). He has edited the feature documentary films Rock the Boat (HBO), Good Kurds, Bad Kurds (2000 WFF), and Home of the Brave. He produced and directed the award-winning feature documentary, ONE BAD CAT: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (Ovation). Tom is on the board of the International Documentary Association and has been teaching editing, documentary filmmaking and mentoring the Sloan Science films at the USC School of Cinematic Arts since 2004. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Writer’s Guild of America, West. He is also a pediatrician and has served as medical consultant for Sesame Street and other film and television series. He graduated with a BS degree in zoology from The University of Michigan, an MD from the Medical College of Ohio and an MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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LITTLE WHITE LIE Directed by Lacey Schwartz

What defines our identity, our family of origin or the family that raises us?

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How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Lacey discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ own stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and redemption.

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Lacey Schwartz Mehret Mandefro

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Lacey Schwartz Mehret Mandefro

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James Adolphus

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Toby Shimin Erik Dugger

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Kathryn Bostic

Lacey Schwartz is the CEO of the production company Truth Aid. She is a

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networks, including MTV, BET and @radical.media. Lacey executive produced the narrative film Difret, which won audience awards at the 2014 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. Lacey has a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar.

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MAGICIAN: The Astonishing Life

and Work of Orson Welles Directed by Chuck Workman USA / 2014 / 95 minutes MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Orson Welles

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Charles S. Cohen

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John Sharaf Tom Hurwitz Michael Lisnet

EDITOR

Chuck Workman

COMPOSER/MUSIC

Bernard Herrmann Sergei Prokofiev Erik Satie Tomaso Albinoni Burt Bacharach Michel Legrand Elliott Goldenthal

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), and a crucially important independent filmmaker. Orson Welles’s life was magical: a musical prodigy at age ten, a director of Shakespeare at fourteen, a painter at sixteen, a star of stage and radio at twenty, romances with some of the most beautiful women in the world, including Rita Hayworth. His work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, (considered by many to be the most important movie ever made), created by Welles when he was only twenty-five. In the years following Citizen Kane, Welles’s career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age (which he made in a day when he was only 18 years old) to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works like The Other Side of the Dream, The Deep, and Don Quixote, as well as his television and commercial work. Chuck Workman’s theatrical short, Precious Images, made for the Directors Guild of America, won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short and has become the most widely shown short in film history. It was recently selected as a landmark film for preservation by the Library of Congress National Film Registry. Workman created short films and openings for twenty Academy Awards presentations and two Emmy Award shows, was nominated for an Emmy for Directorial Achievement for his work on the Oscar show, and has been nominated nine times for editing on the Oscar show. He also created short films for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, UCLA, the Reagan Library, the Motion Picture Association of America, Disneyworld, Eastman Kodak, Turner, and many other organizations and companies. Workman wrote, directed and produced several documentaries, including Superstar, a theatrical documentary on artist Andy Warhol. He produced and directed The Source, a documentary film on the Beat Generation, with performance sequences starring John Turturro, Dennis Hopper, and Johnny Depp.

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MENTOR Directed by Alix Lambert USA / 2013 / 78 minutes MAIN CREDITS PRODUCERS

Jedd Wider Todd Wider Alix Lambert

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Martina Radwan

EDITOR

Hannah Neufeld

At first glance, Mentor, Ohio, seems like any other wholesome midwestern town, even earning a spot in Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live.” But Mentor’s tree-lined streets and marching bands could not prevent the spate of teen suicides caused by relentless bullying and an indifferent school system. The Vidovic family came to Mentor to escape the war in Croatia only to have their daughter Sladjana commit suicide at age 16 after years of relentless bullying. More interested in maintaining its image than in helping protect vulnerable students, Mentor High School failed to punish the perpetrators. Eric Mohat, 17, hardly seemed the type to be targeted by bullies. Active in musical theatre, he seemed like a happy kid. Until the day he committed suicide, his family had no idea of the bullying he endured. Devastating, illuminating and buttressed with a haunting score, director Alix Lambert skillfully documents bullying in the internet age and makes us wonder if Mentor is just the tip of the iceberg. This film is thought provoking and unforgettable.  –Barbara Pokras, ACE Alix Lambert’s feature-length documentary The Mark of Cain was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and aired on Nightline. She went on to produce additional segments of Nightline, as well as produce 7 segments for the PBS series LIFE 360. Lambert has written for a number of magazines, including Stop Smiling, ArtForum, and The LA Weekly, and is an editor at large for the literary journal OPEN CITY. She wrote episode 6, season 3 of Deadwood: A Rich Find (for which she won a WGA award) and was a staff writer and associate producer on John From Cincinnati. As an artist, Lambert has exhibited her work to international critical acclaim, showing in several world-renowned museums, as well as being the author of four books. She has written and directed Crime, USA, which has been staged at the Cairns Festival in Australia. She also received an NEA consortium grant in order to produce two new works that will be presented at Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut. Lambert is a recent MacDowell Fellow. She recently produced a segment for This American Life. In October, she will be a New Frontier Fellow at MIT.

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PAULY SHORE STANDS ALONE The full spectrum of human emotions and condition are on display in this brutally honest self-portrait of the sadness behind the clown. Years after

Directed by Pauly Shore USA / 2014 / 86 minutes

his Hollywood golden era of the ‘90s, Shore sets out to revive his career – or document its decline – as he goes on the road, through snow-covered towns, appearing in small comedy clubs strewn throughout the midwest. In Shore’s typical self-deprecating and free-style uncensored performance, he gets his audience to laugh and strangely draws us, the viewer, to empathize with him. While you watch Shore taking charge of his elderly, ailing mother, or exchanging raunchy comments with members of his audience, you find yourself cheering him on and hoping that Pauly Shore will not stand alone for long. – Svetlana Krotek Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show Totally Pauly hit the airwaves to major fan approval. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas. He had roles in films from 1988, providing supporting comedy relief, but it was the wildly popular Encino Man that put Pauly on the map. Films such as Jury Duty followed and he provided voices in animated features such as Casper: A Spirited Beginning and The Goofy Movie Franchise. College music journalists named his first album, The Future of America, Best Comedy Album in 1991. Pauly has made several appearances as a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s late-night show and David Letterman’s talk show. He tours the country with his stand-up comedy act. In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the reality television series Minding the Store. His production company, Landing Patch Productions, has produced multiple films and specials: Natural Born Komics, Adopted, Vegas Is My Oyster, and Pauly-tics. Pauly’s podcast, Pauly Shore’s Interested, will be released in the Fall of 2014. Guests include Chris Rock, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Chris D’Elia, Andy Dick, and many more.

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Pauly Shore

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Pauly Shore

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Peter Clune Joey Vigour

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jake Bianco

EDITORS

Troy Takaki Joey Vigour

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PLAYING WITH PARKINSON’S Jazz guitarist Sangeeta Michael Berardi played with many of the greats.

Directed by Burrill Crohn

After Berardi was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003, he continued to make music without self pity and with plenty of humor. Now, eight years later, he is making his first CD since his diagnosis. He reunites with musicians from former recording sessions and though his technical skills diminished, he and they have to find the common ground he calls the ‘virtuosity of the soul.’ Featuring terrific performances, interviews and Sangeeta’s views on life, death and beyond, Playing with Parkinson’s is not just about music, or Parkinson’s, but the everyday heroes who walk among us. Burril Crohn has been making documentaries, mostly about music, for over 30 years. He wrote, directed and produced the seven-part Women in Jazz series, narrated by Carmen McRae and Marian McPartland, which aired on the A&E cable network for many years. His five part History of Jazz series, narrated by Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis and Chick Corea, and with interviews with Jimmy Cobb, Elvin Jones and Reggie Workman about John Coltrane, was aired on BRAVO Cable Network and PBS outlets in the United States, the BBC and Channel 4 in England, NHK in Japan, and some 35 other countries world-wide as well as being released internationally on various home video formats. Other music documentaries include The Spirit Travels, narrated by Linda Rondstadt, a look at ethnic music in America, Joe Williams: A Portrait in Song, shot in concert with the Count Basie orchestra just a year before this legendary singer’s death, and Speak to me of Love, Speak to me of Truth, a concert film of the Billy Harper sextet and 60 voices at Manhattan’s St. Peter’s Church in December, 2012.

USA / 2014 / 50 minutes MAIN CREDITS PRODUCER

Burrill Crohn

SCREENWRITER

Michael Berardi

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Burrill Crohn Chase Pierson Chris Schiavo

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Burrill Crohn

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Directed by Gavin Bond and Ian Abercromby Australia / 2013 / 34:30 minutes A quirky and passionate Australian documentary that chronicles a fan’s thirty year obsession with rock musician Todd Rundgren. The film combines rare archival and historical footage with interviews, to weave an intriguing narrative about a Woodstock icon.

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QUEENS & COWBOYS:

A Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo Directed by Matt Livadary USA / 2014 / 92 minutes MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Wade Earp Char Duran Travis Gardner Chris Sherman

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Erin Krozek

SCREENWRITER

Matt Livadary

EDITORS

Matt Livadary Tim Strube

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Joachim Cooder

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Matt Livadary’s Queens & Cowboys leaps from the screen in a rousing and uplifting story with a big heart and a rollicking sense of humor. More than just an entertaining exploration of the rodeo, the film is a high-octane, moving portrait of a community whose members support each other inside the arena and out. We meet some of the extraordinary men and women who compete over a full season in the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). Wade Earp, descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, struggles to keep his rodeo dream alive; young Chris Sherman nearly gave up on his love of rodeo before finding his place in the IGRA; and Char Duran, a female bull rider, is determined to win a buckle. Queens & Cowboys reveals the strength it takes to be gay in the rural west, while busting every stereotype of what makes a “real cowboy.”  –David Becker

Matt Livadary s a passionate filmmaker and a Los Angeles native. After earning

BIO his BA from USC’s Cinema School, he worked for several years at the prestigious

Creative Artists Agency, for clients such as Ang Lee, Spike Jonze and Cameron Crowe. In 2008, Matt worked as a story editor alongside acclaimed director Marc Forster at the production company Apparatus. While working on Queens & Cowboys, he has also made a name for himself creating content for clients including Sony, EA and Comedy Central. A deep and wide filmmaker, Matt possesses a talent for showcasing sentimental and broadly appealing content with particularly playful themes, passionate optimism and nostalgia to connect with his audience—a filmmaker NEW YORK PREMIERE unafraid to show the size of his heart on screen.

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USA / 2014 / 16:11 minutes Passing Ellenville follows two transgender youths in a small, economicallydepressed town in the Catskill mountains of New York.  Visit www.facebook.com/passingellenville

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RED LINES Directed by Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs USA / 2014 / 99 minutes In English, and Arabic with subtitles MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Razan Shalab al-Sham Mouaz Moustafa

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Andrea Kalin

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Andrea Kalin

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Andrea Kalin Oliver Lukacs

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Oliver Lukacs

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Oliver Lukacs

At first glance, you might think Razan Shalab al-Sham and Mouaz Moustafa are just your average young Middle Eastern professionals – bright, sophisticated and tech savvy. The truth is hardly “average” – these two are revolutionaries. They are conspirators in a deadly serious collaboration to create a secular, democratic Syria, and the risk is enormous. Mouaz, Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, practices shuttle diplomacy on the international stage, while Razan, from one of Syria’s most prominent families, commands a team of dedicated “smugglers,” delivering humanitarian aid, medicine, fighters, money and journalists into Syria. As the situation deteriorates, the two activists feel certain the West and the free world will intervene once the “Red Line” – the use of chemical weapons – is crossed. Yet no military aid is forthcoming, even as we witness dead and dying children, victims of a brutal regime intent on destroying its own people. This is a harrowing story, all the more so because it is still going on. Unforgettable, graphic and not for the fainthearted. – Barbara Pokras, ACE Andrea Kalin, founder of Spark Media, is a celebrated documentary filmmaker whose films have aired on major networks around the globe, screened theatrically to sold-out audiences, and earned more than 75 industry awards. She has worked in over 25 countries, from disaster zones to remote tropical rain forests, crafting gripping human stories for the screen. Kalin’s filmography includes: Worlds of Sound and Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story, Allah Made Me Funny, Prince Among Slaves, Talking Through Walls and The Pact. Kalin’s debut, Partners of the Heart, which aired on PBS’s American Experience, inspired the original HBO movie, Something the Lord Made. Her film No Evidence of Disease screened theatrically in over 35 cities nationwide.

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Oliver Lukacs was a producer, director of photography and collaborating editor on No Evidence of Disease and associate producer and assistant editor on Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story. He is currently co-directing a film that profiles the Gerald Bataille neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and directing the national video campaign of the LA-based graffiti artist collective SURVIVE. Prior to his film work, Lukacs graduated from UCLA and was a freelance journalist who wrote for The Lookout, LA Weekly, Washington City Paper and WTOP Radio.

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SLINGSHOT Directed by Paul Lazarus USA / 2014 / 93 minutes MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Dean Kamen

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Evan and Sara Williams Eric Aroesty Ronald Aroesty Lewis Katz

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Paul Lazarus Barry Opper

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Samuel M. Henriques Philip Hurn Michael Sacca Logan Andrew Schneider David Wright

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Marco d’Ambrosio

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SlingShot focuses on inventor Dean Kamen and his work to solve the world’s safe water crisis. Iconoclast Kamen, is a modern hero. His inventions, mostly medical devices, help people in need and ease suffering. SlingShot is a film about an indomitable man who just might have enough passion, will, and innovative thinking to create a solution for a crisis that affects billions. A quirky genius with a sharp wit and a provocative worldview, Kamen is our era’s Thomas Edison. He takes on the world’s grand challenges one invention at a time. Best known for his Segway Human Transporter, Kamen has reconceived kidney dialysis, engineered an electric wheelchair that can travel up stairs (the Ibot), reworked the heart stent, built portable insulin pumps, founded FIRST robotics to inspire young students, and on and on. Holder of over 440 patents, Kamen devotes himself to dreaming up products that improve people’s lives. For the last 15 years, he has relentlessly pursued an effective way to clean up the world’s water supply. Dean Kamen has invented an energy efficient vapor compression distiller that can turn any unfit source of water (seawater, poisoned well water, river sludge, etc.) into potable, safe water without any need for chemical additives or filters. Kamen has nicknamed his device the SlingShot as in the David and Goliath story. In Kamen’s imagining, undeveloped countries are filled with little Davids, and just like the biblical slingshot and stone, the SlingShot device is the tiny piece of technology that is going to take down the gigantic Goliath of bad water. Paul Lazarus has an over 30-year award-winning career directing, producing and writing film, theater and television. He directed and produced the independent feature, Seven Girlfriends, starring Tim Daly and Melora Hardin. Lazarus has directed many notable TV series including most recently Pretty Little Liars and The Middle. Past shows include: Ugly Betty, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, LA Law, Psych and Melrose Place. In the early 90s, he served as the Artistic Director of the historic Pasadena Playhouse. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Lazarus apprenticed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.

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STRAY DOG Directed by Debra Granik USA / 2014 / 105 minutes In English, and Spanish with subtitles MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Ron “Stray Dog” Hall Alicia Soriano Hall Felipe Angel Padilla Soriano Felipe de Jesús Padilla Soriano

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Jonathan Scheuer

PRODUCERS

Anne Rosellini Victoria Stewart

SCREENWRITER

Debra Granik

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

Eric Phillips-Horst David Fleming Ryan Piotrowski

EDITOR

Victoria Stewart

COMPOSERS/MUSIC

Don Killion Blackberry Winter

SOUND DESIGNER

Peter Levin

Director Debra Granik returns to the screen to tell the fascinating story of a man who sparked her imagination while she was filming the Oscarnominated Winter’s Bone. Her talent for capturing the honesty of her characters in their natural environment carries through in this gritty, yet surprisingly touching portrait of a man struggling to find peace with himself. At first glimpse Ron ‘Stray Dog’ Hall is hell on wheels. The chain-smoking, moonshine-drinking, bike-riding tough guy Hall is a Vietnam vet running a trailer park in rural Missouri, still fighting off the demons of his days in service. But quickly Hall’s gentle spirit and wounded soul rise to the surface as Stray Dog takes us on a ride along with Hall’s endearing Mexican wife and his crew of Harley-riding gentle giants. Hall’s raw pain mixed with eternal respect for all of those who fought the fight with him become an open, touching book. Under Granik’s meticulous and loving eyes, his story unfolds. Between concocting his own brand of coffee to standing still in front of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., Stray Dog is a true slice of Americana that is far more layered than first meets the eye. – Cristin Carlin Debra Granik is the Academy Award® nominated director and co-writer of Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini were Oscar nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her first feature film, Down to the Bone, which was filmed in the Hudson Valley, won Granik the Best Director prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

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BIO

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TWO RAGING GRANNIES Directed by Håvard Bustnes Norway / 2013 / 77 minutes MAIN CREDITS PRODUCERS

Christian Falch Håvard Bustnes

SCREENWRITERS

Håvard Bustnes in cooperation with Lars K. Andersen

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Viggo Knudsen

EDITORS

Anders Teigen

A combination of curiosity and frustration with the status quo drives Shirley and Hinda, two gutsy, nearly 90-year-old American women, to seek answers to the burning question on everyone’s mind: How do we get out of this economic mess? In this touching and thought-provoking documentary they challenge the idea that we must continue to shop, consume, amass, and keep the economy growing. Armed with courage, humor, a long friendship and a zest for life, Shirley and Hinda take to cities and towns across the US to engage everyone from the recently homeless to economics students, to growth economists and Wall Street tycoons, questioning the sustainability of continued economic growth, and demonstrating that it is never – ever – too late to get out and make a difference. Håvard Bustnes is a multi-award winning director and producer. He holds a degree in Directing for Television from the College of Film and TV at Lillehammer, Norway. His two latest documentaries, Health Factory and Big John, have traveled around the world on cinema, TV and the festival circuit. The feature documentary Big John won the prestigious Norwegian Amanda Award as best theatrical documentary film. It was also awarded the Best Nordic Documentary Prize at Nordic Panorama. His films have been broadcast on NRK (Norway), TV2 (Norway), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), TV4 (Ireland), TVP (Poland), Aljazeera Documentary Channel (Qatar) and NHK (Japan) and screened at festivals in Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, USA, South Korea, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium and Denmark.

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D O C U M E NTA RI E S FREE SNEAK PREVIEW

UNTITLED FILM ON “WORLD CITIZEN #1” GARRY DAVIS Directed by Arthur Kanegis

A lost piece of history that gives hope for a fabulous future!

USA / 2014 / 78 minutes

In May, 1948, a former U.S. Army pilot, horrified over having bombed civilians in World War II, walked into the U.S. Embassy in Paris and officially gave up his national citizenship. Garry Davis astonished Embassy officials by declaring himself the first citizen of the world. His act galvanized war-weary Europe, and along with his succeeding bold actions, sparked a massive movement which helped pave the way for passage of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Bookended by comments from the incomparable Martin Sheen, this forthcoming documentary tells the inspiring story of a former song and dance man and understudy to the legendary Danny Kaye, who devoted his life to promoting peace. Director Arthur Kanegis masterfully uses archival footage along with this Broadway actor’s on-stage mesmerizing storytelling to present one of the most enlightening histories ever to be shown on film – and what Sheen calls “a roadmap to a better future.” Be forewarned: This film may cause you to think that you can change the world!

MAIN CREDITS FEATURING

Garry Davis Martin Sheen Pierre Berge Esther Peter Davis Virginia Davis Gene “Rod” Roddenberry, Jr. Barbara Marx Hubbard

PRODUCER

Arthur Kanegis

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

CINEMATOGRAPHERS

ART DIRECTOR

Melanie N. Bennett Stephen Nemeth Geralyn Dreyfous Charlotte Perret Robin Lloyd Robert Watts Robin Lloyd Christian T. Sautter Chris Demars RLee Garay Roberts

EDITORS

Jordan Byrne Christian T. Sautter Scott Brigante

COMPOSER/MUSIC

David Raiklen

SENIOR RESEARCHER

Edward Hammond

D O C U M E N TA R I E S

W O R K- I N - P RO G R E S S

Writer, producer, director Arthur Kanegis founded FutureWAVE, a non-profit

BIO which aims to shift our culture of violence to a culture of peace. He was media director of the Center for Defense Information, an organization of former military officers speaking up for peace. Prior to that, Arthur served seven years at the American Friends Service Committee. He worked on research and promotion for the Jason Robards ABC movie The Day After and produced a TV spot with Paul Newman that ran during the show. Over 100 million people tuned in – the largest U.S. audience ever for a TV movie. It was also shown widely in the Soviet Union, and Ronald Reagan credited it with convincing him that nuclear war was unwinnable, leading to the START talks reducing U.S. and Soviet armaments.

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WHY I’M NOT ON FACEBOOK Directed by Brant Pinvidic USA, Canada / 2014 / 78 minutes MAIN CREDITS PRODUCERS

Hank Cohen Brant Pinvidic Dean Shull

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jake Pentland

EDITORS

Dean Shull Eric Strand Bryan Planner

One man’s soul-searching decision on whether or not he should join Facebook sets him off on an epic journey of self-discovery as he weighs the pros and cons of becoming a member of the world’s largest social networking site. Along the way he talks with family, friends, total strangers and even celebrities whose lives have all been touched in one way or another by Facebook. From the long lost high school friend who uses it to stay in touch with classmates, to the pick-up artist who trolls the site to score with women, to the criminal who tracks your every movement to know when to rob your house, the best and the worst of Facebook is on display. A born and raised Canadian, Brant Pinvidic started young as a serial entrepreneur with a showman’s flare and a passion for entertainment. He finally found his calling in factual entertainment when he produced, directed and hosted one of Canada’s first competition reality programs. The project eventually landed in development with NBC with Brant and his family relocated to Los Angeles. Brant served nearly four years as the Head of Development for GRB Entertainment (Intervention) where he learned the craft of creating and selling unscripted television before moving on to become the Head of Programming for the TLC Network. Brant is currently the President of Eyeworks USA (Bar Rescue, Extreme Makeover Weight Loss), one of the most prolific producers of unscripted television in the world. In his more than 10 years in the factual entertainment business, the industry has continued to evolve, but Brant’s love of raw, unscripted storytelling has remained constant. Why I’m Not On Facebook is his first feature film.

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SH O RTS SHORTS: 5 WAYS TO LAUGH 5 Ways 2 Die

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 17 • 9:00pm Sat Oct 18 • 6:30pm

NEW YORK PREMIERE

SHORTS: ATTACHMENTS Frank and Azalee Austin

Directed by Daina Papadaki

Cyprus/2013/15 minutes

Directed by Zachary Kerschberg

In Greek with subtitles

NYU MFA program

USA/2014/10 minutes

Makis explores different ways to die, but struggles to achieve the most ideal result.

www.dainapapadaki.wordpress.com

All The Pain In The World

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Directed by Tommaso Pitta

Market Hours Randall spends his days imagining the vibrant inner lives of various vendors at the multicultural urban market where he works.

A man desperately tries to save the life of a fish, but the situation spirals out of control.

Anthony

Nighthawks

Directed by Jonathan Van Tulleken

www.lexus-int.com/lexusshortfilms

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Directed by Jun Bung Lee

UK/2014/31 minutes

UK/2013/15:35 minutes

The lives of three lonely strangers interconnect.

In English, and Finnish with subtitles

S H O RT S

On Christmas Eve, an enormous explosion tears through Lapland. Santa and his elf, Anthony, have crash-landed in the middle of nowhere on their busiest night.

So You’ve Grown Attached

www.lexus-int.com/lexusshortfilms/

Directed by Kate Tsang

NEW YORK PREMIERE

NYU MFA program WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Charlotte Glynn

USA/2013/13:12 minutes

In English, and Yiddish with subtitles Columbia University

USA/2014/15 minutes An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his best friend creator starts to grow up.

www.katetsang.com/syga.html

www.jacktarfilms.com

Woodstock Film Festival stands for what human“The ity should strive for…Get out there and use your art

Sequestered Directed by Lucas Spaulding

USA/2013/9 minutes

Two would-be bank robbers run into trouble when each takes exception to the other’s mask.

www.windmillsandgiants.com

USA/2014/14:30 minutes

UK/2014/12:30 minutes

Tova scrambles to pull off her first Passover Seder without a hitch, but her brother Sol and his brisket, are nowhere to be found.

A green card interview breaks down, then changes three lives.

Directed by Jon Goldman

National Film and TV School

Jewish Girls Are Easy

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK Sat Oct 18 • 2:00pm Sun Oct 19 • 10:00am

to express good, human things and denounce and expose all the lies and deceptions that have become www.sequesteredthemovie.com

a part of our life. 

-Haskell Wexler

covered and participated in many festivals, and “I’ve Woodstock is unique in its combination of cinematic sophistication, user-friendly scale and down-home hospitality. It’s arguably the closest thing the East

Coast has to the Telluride Film Festival. Godfrey Chesire, Moving Midway in The New York Times

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SH O RTS SHORTS: ANIMATION WITH BILL & SIGNE 365

USA/2013/ 3:45 minutes

www.brothersmcleod.co.uk

A bouncy, animated romp set to the rollicking Asylum Street Spankers tune. www.monkeyrag.cupojo.net

My Kingdom

Directed by David Barlow

US PREMIERE

Directed by Debra Solomon

USA/2014/3 minutes

USA/2014/4 minutes

www.davidbk.com/bless-you

Carpark

It’s my personal space…the 24 inches around me, which I must defend to the death, without barbed wire or attack dogs, especially on the subway.

Directed by Ant Blades

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

A simple shopping trip goes horribly wrong.

Directed by Patrick Smith

USA/2014/1:23 minutes

The Dam Keeper

USA/2014/5 minutes www.birdboxstudio.com

Directed by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi

USA/2014/2:40 minutes www.thedamkeeper.com

USA/2014/8 minutes

USA/2014/3 minutes www.facebook.com/StretchFilms

USA / 2014 / 4 minutes

www.rocksinmypocketsmovie.com

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Morgan Miller

USA/2014/1 minute www.plymptoons.com

Directed by Arthur Metcalf

Randy’s going to show people how it’s done.

Why Do I Study Physics? Directed by Xiangjun Shi

USA/2014/2:32 minutes

www.slushingbrooks.com

USA/2014/3:14 minutes While seeking a rational world, irrationality shadows every step of my journey.

There can be no doubt a little girl had a hand in creation. Her fingerprints are everywhere.

Directed by Edmunds Jansons

A man meets a woman on NYC subway and they flirt until it hurts.

Twiller Parkour #2

Directed by Bill Plympton

Isle of Seals (Ronu sala)

www.moonbotstudios.com

Directed by Signe Baumane

Footprints

In the Beginning

A cinematic adventure into the history of sight and sound in movies.

Tarzan

Directed by John Dilworth

A gullible man goes on a quest to find a mysterious, destructive monster.

www.blendfilms.com

Directed by Brandon Oldenburg and Limbert Fabian

Dirdy Birdy Redux Flower sniffing, carpet calisthenics and other restless leisure-time activities.

Philip Seymour Hoffman talks about life, death and happiness.

Silent

USA/2013/18 minutes

The tale of a young pig encumbered with an important job, and the meeting of a new classmate who changes everything.

www.debrasolomon.com

S H O RT S

A man takes the subway. Inside his brain, a countdown clock hits zero and a little person prepares for lift-off.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Directed by Joanna Davidovich

UK/2013/7 minutes

Bless You

Fri Oct 17 • 6:30pm Sun Oct 19 • 2:00pm

Monkey Rag

Directed by The Brothers McLeod One Year. One Film. One Second a Day.

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK

www.metcalflovesyou.com

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Zhukya (The Gum)

www.shixie.org

Directed by Olga Makarchuk

Ukraine /2014/7:41 minutes

Latvia / 2014 / 6 minutes

A day in life of an ordinary bubble gum.

Seals and hunters live together in a cruel balance. One day, a photographer arrives to document this everyday life. www.atomart.lv

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Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 17 •   4:15pm Sat Oct 18 • 11:30am

Captive Radio

Gloom (Perfidia)

Directed by Lauren Rosenfeld

Directed by David Figueroa Garcia

USA, Columbia/2012/ 23 minutes

Mexico/2013/25 minutes When Lucia’s father dies under mysterious circumstances, the hierarchies of the household shift, and Lázaro, the driver, feels that this might be his only chance to resolve his desire for her.

In Spanish with subtitles

www.fideliofilms.com/shorts

The Voices of Kidnapping Radio Program, helps families communicate with their loved ones held hostage by rebel guerrilla groups in Colombia.

Krisha

Our Curse (Nasza Klatwa)

Directed by Trey Edward Shults

Directed by Ariel Cohen

USA/2013/14:13 minutes

Poland/2013/27 minutes

When Krisha decides to join her family for a holiday dinner, tensions escalate as she struggles to keep her demons at bay.

In Polish with subtitles

Siham

A personal documentary about two parents coping with their newborn child’s incurable disease, known as Ondine’s Curse.

www.facebook.com/KRISHAshortfilm

EAST COAST PREMIERE

www.captiveradiofilm.com

www.leoblog.pl

The War Photographers

S H O RT S

Directed by Cyril Aris

Directed by Steven Kochones

Columbia University

Lebanon, USA / 2013/13:20 minutes

USA/2013/28 minutes See what it takes to do your job in the middle of the world’s most dangerous war zones with photojournalists who have risked their lives reporting back to us.

In Arabic with subtitles

A young couple, expecting their first child, struggles to save their marriage.

Winter Morning (Vetrarmorgun)

www.imdb.com/title/tt2086867

US PREMIERE

Visit: www.arclightprods.com/ the-war-photographers/

Directed by Sakaris Stora

Faroe Islands/2013/ 19 minutes

In Faroese with subtitles

Two teens, Maria and Birita, struggle with stigmas, love, friendship and identity.

www.facebook.com/Vetrarmorgun

*This program is intended for mature audiences only.

It’s what a film festival should be, which is really independent films showcas“It’singathegreatworkfestival... of filmmakers you might not know about… I love that, and Woodstock is a town that goes hand in hand with that. I can’t think of another place that seems better suited to have

an independent film festival than Woodstock. 

-Paul Rudd

Woodstock Film Festival is always a pleasure to attend, and the talent that is showcased “The always amazes me. It’s a wonderful and important showcase for any independent filmmaker.  ”  -Steve Buscemi

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SH O RTS SHORTS: FINDING HOME Star Without A Name

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK Fri Oct 17 • 2:15pm Sat Oct 18 • 8:45pm

WOODSTOCK Playhouse SHORTS: Fri Oct 17 • 12:00 I RHINEBECK HUDSON VALLEY UpstateSatFilms Oct 18 • 2:15 DOCS

pm pm

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Directed by Ariel Cohen

Israel/2013/20 minutes In Hebrew with subtitles

Against The Wind

A Sudanese refugee needs to decide whose life he is going to save — his family’s or his own. www.facebook.com/arielemet

Directed by Chi Kit Chan

Hong Kong/2013/24 minutes In Cantonese with subtitles

A man wakes up from a stupor amid the wreckage of a birthday party. As he confronts his situation, his mind races through the chain of events that have impacted his life and those closest to him.

NEW YORK PREMIERE

www.vimeo.com/81191658

USA/2013/19:20 minutes

What’s so special about the Catskills? Why has this area inspired so many over the last two centuries? The film explores this question in interviews with many who have discovered the magic of this place. WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Indrani Kopal www.dtj.org/night

Hofstra University

USA/2014/17:25 minutes Upstate Films II RHINEBECK Fri Oct 17 • 8:45pm Upstate Films WOODSTOCK Sun Oct 19 • 12:30pm

Susan Slotnick teaches modern dance at a prison for men. This is their story.

Twelve-Foot-Tall Rabbits Of Rokeby Farm

www.indranikopal.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Samuel Crow and Rubi Rose

Directed by Luke Wilson and Andrew Wilson

USA/2014/22:03 minutes

USA / 2014 / 26 minutes

A short documentary about hares and hurricanes. www.satellitebeachfilm.com

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The Suffering Kind Directed by Kevin Liddy

USA/Ireland / 2014 / 26 minutes

Somewhere up the Hudson river, two men – an inner city priest and a sanitation worker – grapple with the ghosts of their past, the longings that haunt them and a chance to set them free. What happens when the treasure you seek is inside you?

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USA/2014/13:33 minutes

The Game Changer

Satellite Beach

The unique journey of the Endeavour space shuttle as it travels through the streets of Los Angeles.

www.againstthewind.us

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Nina Warren

Directed by Andrew Ellis and Alex Mallis

SHORTS: SELF DECEPTION

A group of weather-hardened ice yachters cling to the traditions of a centuries old sport on the Hudson River, despite the looming threat of climate change.

Catskill Park

They Came at Night

In a desperate attempt to return home, an abducted child soldier risks his life to flee from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.

USA/2014/8:22 minutes

S H O RT S

Too Alone

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Tomasz Gubernat and Christopher Nostrand

www.twelvefootrabbits.com

Waning Wolf

WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Ian Todaro Suny New Paltz USA/2014/17:11 minutes The story of Atka, the ambassador wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY.

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SH O RTS SHORTS: MUSIC VIDEOS ONLINE

No tickets available. Videos are viewable online only

Fallen Sun MUSIC BY Bosai BLVD

Wait For It MUSIC BY Papertwin

Directed by Ivan Andrijanic

Directed by Juliet Lashinsky Revene

USA / 2013 / 3 minutes

Shadow play meets Gothic world of Dracula castle in a romantic story told in an exciting animated combination of live action band performance integrated with 2D dynamic layers.

USA / 2014 / 4:15 minutes Watch Fallen Sun online at www.youtu.be/jxOd1MUOxQU http://bit.ly/1nQNoov

With amazing pixilation, the filmmaker follows a young man on a journey of introspection after a break up.

Whiskey Pick MUSIC BY Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones

Globe Trot MUSIC BY William Goodrum

Directed by Emily Carragher

Directed by Mitchell Rose

USA / 2014 / 3:35 minutes

USA / 2013 / 4:30 minutes

Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones perform their single Whiskey Pick off their new album, Luck Maker.

An international crowd-sourced dance-film project, as 54 filmmakers on all seven continents each contribute two seconds of movement by renowned choreographer Bebe Miller.

Watch Globe Trot online at http://bit.ly/1xU3bN2

Watch Whiskey Pick online at http://bit.ly/1qPKOCC

Yarmouth Road MUSIC BY Mike Gordon Directed by Philip Andelman

Organs

USA / 2014 / 4:07 minutes

S H O RT S

MUSIC BY The Uncluded Directed by Bent Image Lab

Do-it-yourselfer goes terribly wrong.

USA / 2013 / 3:13 minutes

The painful process of grief and the grace of organ donation punctuate the latest music video ‘Organs’ by rock duo The Uncluded.

Watch Wait For It online at http://bit.ly/X7FWyl

Your Direction MUSIC BY The Boy Dahlia Watch Organs online at http://bit.ly/1qO2no7

Directed by Lauren Brady

USA / 2014 / 3:35 minutes Love, loss and lunch. The premiere music video from San-Francisco based musical duo, The Boy Dahlia.

Pale Little Ghost MUSIC BY Mark Donato

Watch Yarmouth Road online at http://bit.ly/YDGGg2

Directed by Beck Underwood

USA / 2014 / 4 minutes

Watch Your Direction online at http://bit.ly/X7GV1A

A man is haunted by a ghost

Start Again MUSIC BY Bishop Allen

Watch Pale Little Ghost online at http://bit.ly/1pXe9qP

SHORTS: SHORTS:SCREENING SCREENINGPRIOR PRIORTO... TO...

Directed by Chad Smith

USA/2014/4:38 minutes Bishop Allen’s new video for Start Again takes us on a journey through their hometown of Kingston, NY.

Sleeping with a Friend

Butter & Cheese Directed by Tashi Dhondup Watch Start Again online at http://bit.ly/1uzfwBw

MUSIC BY The Neon Trees Directed by Brad & Brian Palmer

USA / 2014 / 3:48

Falling asleep and waking up all over again.

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Watch Sleeping With Friends online at http://bit.ly/ZjtRHN

USA/ 2013/ 12:28 minutes In Nepalese with subtitles

Shot at an altitude of 14,000 feet above sea level, close to IndiaTibet border, the film captures the unique lifestyle of the yak herders against the backdrop of the Himalayan mountains. SCREENS PRIOR TO: A Small Section of the World

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SH O RTS SHORTS: ORIGINS

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK Sat Oct 18 •   4:15pm Sun Oct 19 • 12:00pm

SHORTS: RAG BAG

ROSENDALE Theatre Sat Oct 18 • 12:00pm Mountain View Studio Sun Oct 19 •   6:45pm

Adjust-A-Dream The End of War

Directed by Jonathan Wysocki

USA/2014/6 minutes

Directed by Bernard E. James

Trust issues are tested as a gay couple shop for their first mattress.

Canada/2014/9 minutes As World War I winds down, three Allied soldiers anticipate armistice.

www.facebook.com/adjustadream

Directed by Dagny Looper

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Lomax

New York University

USA/2013/9:30 minutes

Directed by Jesse Kreitzer

USA/2013/11:33 minutes

A young girl tries to connect with her estranged father who runs the town’s local funeral home.

www.thelipstickstain.com

Points of Origin

EAST COAST PREMIERE

In 1941, folklorist Alan Lomax traveled from the Library of Congress to the Mississippi Delta to discover the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever sung.

Directed by Anya Leta

USA/2014/19 minutes

One Armed Man

In English, and Hindi with subtitles NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Tim Guinee

USA/2014/27 minutes

Will the relationship between an American radio host and his wife survive the ethical dilemmas of outsourcing a pregnancy in India?

A wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of his arm.

www.pointsfilm.com

WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday Directed by Iva Gocheva

www.onearmedmanmovie.com

EAST COAST PREMIERE

USA/2014/12:26 minutes

Suddenly

A young, Bulgarian woman in New York is forced to deal with reality when her Visa expires.

Directed by Merav Elbaz Belschner

USA/2014/13 minutes

The Young Housefly

When a desperate, reclusive writer is confronted with reality, only the gun can help him overcome his creative block.

EAST COAST PREMIERE

Directed by Laurence Vannicelli Columbia University

USA/2013/8 minutes An unlikely love story inside a suburban house ends in cosmic revelations.

www.facebook.com/jkreitzer

S H O RT S

The Lipstick Stain

NEW YORK PREMIERE

www.suddenlymovie.com

www.laurencevannicelli.com

SHORTS: SCREENING PRIOR TO... Passing Ellenville

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Directed by Gene Fischer and Samuel Centore USA / 2014 / www.facebook.com/passingellenville 16:11 minutes Passing Ellenville follows two transgender youths in a small, economically-depressed town in the Catskills mountains of New York. SCREENS PRIOR TO: Queens & Cowboys: Straight Year On The Gay Rodeo

2014

Terminal

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Directed by Davur Djurhuus Faroe islands, UK / 2013 / 10 minutes It seems to be just another day in the streets of London, except it’s not. A group of Londoners will forever be affected by the actions of one man. SCREENS PRIOR TO: Creep

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Todd Who?

Directed by Gavin Bond and Ian Abercromby Australia / 2013 / 34:30 minutes A quirky rockumentary that chronicles a fan’s thirty year obsession with rock musician Todd Rundgren. SCREENS PRIOR TO: Playing With Parkinson’s

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SH O RTS SHORTS: TEEN FILMS WORLD PREMIERE

Directed by Jack Fessenden

Directed by Drew Goldsmith

USA/2013/2:54 minutes

USA/2014/17:34 minutes A dinner party with a twist.

Black Rock Creek Directed by Malone Lumarda

NEW YORK PREMIERE

A brief and powerful first-hand account from high school student, Max, who must navigate through the world of ADD and all the medications that come along with it.

Directed by NEED

Canada / 2013 / 4:01 minutes

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Momentum

Khaya Cohen performing her original song City So Fine.

Directed by Alexander Bergmann

Food Fight

Germany / 2013 / 16:45 minutes

Directed by

All life is change.

Ejaniia Clayton & Nyzeria Bush Youth FX

The Noise Eater Directed by Emma Pittelman & Casey Hall

USA/2014/10 minutes Food Fight explores the challenges of eating healthy amidst inner city food deserts.

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USA / 2014 / 2 minutes NEW YORK PREMIERE

A young girl takes a chance and gains an unusual friend.

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The Oracle Stayed at Home

USA / 2014 / 10 minutes

After a lifetime of experiencing visions of others’ pain and suffering, thirteen year old Jan hopes to intervene on fate and prevent a murder.

Minimum Max USA/2014/3:09 minutes

City So Fine

Directed by Morgana McKenzie

An evening of speed dating turns the tables on ability -and disability.

Directed by Joshua Ovalle

La Salle High School USA /2013/5:17 minutes A young girl takes a mystical walk along beautiful Black Rock Creek.

Gifts

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USA/2014/1 minutes wwwmorganamckenzie.com/gifts

If you knew all things past and present, would you be able to get off the couch?

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Untitled Directed by Emma Pittlelman Woodstock Day School

USA/2014/2 minutes Layered images dance with each other in this experimental video.

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FILM CAREER DAY: YOUTH INITIATIVE Onteora High School • Fri Oct 17 • 8:00am - 2:00pm Each year over 150 students from schools throughout the region gather at Onteora High School in Boiceville for Career Day, where students meet with A-list film industry professionals in small groups, ask questions and learn about careers in film and new media.

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

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MUSIC IN FILM

Kleinert/James Center Friday Oct 17 • 3:00pm

Music As The Unifying Voice Join BMI's Doreen Ringer-Ross as she chats with jazz legend and political activist Hugh Masekela and director Michael Lessac about their collaboration on the film A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, as well as Masekela's rich musical career in general.

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

Brett Rubin

Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, singer and defiant political voice who remains deeply connected at home, even as his international career continues to swell. He was born in the town of Witbank, South Africa in 1939. He first picked up a horn at age 14, and is still blowing strong at 75. He spent much of his life in exile, during which time he released over 40 albums, and is featured on countless more. He has worked with legends like Harry Belafonte, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Miles Davis, Abdullah Ibrahim, Paul Simon and the late Miriam Makeba. Masekela has been honored with a Grammy Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award at WOMEX and had March 18 proclaimed ‘Hugh Masekela Day’ in the US Virgin Islands. Masekela is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, while continuing a lively international tour schedule. He recently started his own label: House of Masekela under which he released his latest album Playing @ Work.

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Director/producer Michael Lessac wrote and directed the feature film House of Cards starring Tommy Lee Jones and Kathleen Turner. He has directed sixteen pilots and over 200 television episodes, among them Taxi, Newhart, Grace Under Fire, The Drew Carey Show, Just Shoot Me, and Everybody Loves Raymond. For the stage, Mr. Lessac has directed at the National Theatre of Yugoslavia, The Guthrie Theatre, The Denver Theatre Center, The Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, The Hartman Stage and The Public Theatre in New York City. He was also founder and artistic director of the Colonnades Theatre Lab in New York where he produced and directed over thirty productions with a company of established actors, playwrights, and composers. He is founder and artistic director of Global Arts Corps, which seeks to develop new theatre pieces around the world highlighting the struggle for justice, basic human dignity, and the possibility of perceptual change.

WOMEN IN THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR

Kleinert/James Center Saturday Oct 18 • 10:00,eney am

Women directors are notoriously underrepresented in Hollywood, with recent polls estimating that only 2%-4.4% of all Hollywood directors are female. Women are better represented in independent film, with the percentages jumping when a female screenwriter or director is involved. As filmmakers and audiences increasingly value telling the authentic stories by and about women, female writers and directors are finding more and more ways to collaborate to bring these narratives to the screen. Join a group of accomplished female feature filmmakers as they share their film’s journey and reveal what they are doing to close the gender gap in film. Panelists: Courteney Cox, best known for her role as Monica in the Emmy® Award winning comedy Friends and for her Golden Globe® nominated role in Cougar Town, made her feature film directorial debut with her dark comedy Just Before I Go. Additional directorial credits include the Lifetime Original Movie, Talhotblond, and the drama Monday Before Thanksgiving for Glamour’s Reel Moments Project. In addition, she has directed numerous episodes of Cougar Town. In 2004, Cox established her own production company, Coquette. Projects have included: Cougar Town, Dirt, Mix It Up, Daisy Does America, and The Tripper.

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Debra Granik is the Academy Award® nominated Courteney Cox director and cowriter of Winter’s Bone, which was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Granik and co-writer Anne Rosellini were Oscar® nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. Her first feature film, Down to the Bone, won Granik the Best Director prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. 

Debra Granik

Leah Meyerhoff

Leah Meyerhoff’s debut feature film I Believe in Unicorns premiered in the narrative competition of SXSW 2014 and is currently traveling the film festival circuit. Her previous short films have screened in over 200 film festivals and won dozens of awards. Leah is a Tribeca Film Institute mentor and the founder of Film Fatales, a female filmmaker collective based in New York.

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Moderator Thelma Adams is the contributing editor at Yahoo! Movies. St. Martin’s Press published her debut novel Playdate, an O Magazine pick. She was the film critic at Us Weekly from 2000 - 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle, where she has been a member since 1995. She has also written for The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Observer,Parade,Variety,Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, More, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Cosmopolitan and Self.

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IMPACT FILMMAKING Moderator

Robin Bronk is CEO of The Creative Coalition—the leading national, nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment industry. As CEO, Bronk is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating the entertainment industry and arts community on issues of public importance, particularly the First Amendment, arts advocacy, arts in education, and media literacy. She has published three books, Art & Soul (Hearst Communications) and If You Had Five Minutes With the President (Harper Collins), and the upcoming Art of Discovery (in bookstores October 14th from Rizzoli Publishing).

Panelists: Joe Berlinger is an Academy Award® and seven-time Emmy® nominated and Peabody winning filmmaker, Joe Berlinger whose films include the landmark documentaries Brother’s Keeper, the Paradise Lost Trilogy and Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster, a film that redefined the rockumentary genre. Crude, about oil pollution in the Amazon Rainforest, won 22 human rights, environmental and film festival awards and Under African Skies, about Paul Simon’s seminal album, was nominated for three primetime Emmy® awards.   Recently Berlinger completed Hank: 5 Years From The Brink (2013 WFF) for Netflix and WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, which was released by Magnolia Pictures.

A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer Joe Bowermaster and filmmaker, Jon Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS. Author of twelve books, his companion book to the Jacques Perrin/Disney Nature film “Oceans” was published alongside the film’s U.S. premiere. Jon’s most recent documentaries are Dear Governor Cuomo, a unique look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State and Antarctica 3D, On the Edge. Films in-production include Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice, Free Swim: Maldives and After the Spill.

Emmy® Award winning producer Jedd Wider has produced, along with his brother Todd, numerous critically and commercially successful feature documentary films including King’s Jedd Wider Point, nominated for a 2012 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short, the multiple Primetime Emmy® Award and Peabody Award winning  Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, the Emmy® Award nominated Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011 WFF), the multiple Emmy Award nominated Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010 WFF), and Taxi to the Dark Side, the 2008 Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary, a 2008 Peabody Award Winner and 2009 Emmy® Award Winner for Best Documentary. He was nominated by the Producers Guild of America for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Long And Short Stories: A Conversation with RON NYSWANER

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Independent filmmakers have been known to devote their lives, time, money, work, hearts and souls into issue films with the hope of making an impact and effecting change in others' lives. They may choose to shine a light on a problem in a remote part of the world, or on an environmental concern or social problem, looking to inspire and mobilize. But is there success at the end of all that work? Do their labors of love really change anything? How many films like Supersize Me and An Inconvenient Truth can there be our world? This panel of dedicated filmmakers (with a cause) will examine these questions as they try to come up with answers for when, how and why some films can be a tool for change.

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From Philadelphia to Ray Donovan: writing and producing films and series in television’s “second golden age.” Ron Nyswaner’s writing and producing career has taken him through the major shifts in the film and television industry, from independent films to breakthrough Hollywood dramas, award-winning television movies and, most recently, a hit cable series. In a lively and insightful conversation with US Weekly editor, Bradley Jacobs, Nyswaner will discuss the attraction of series television for writers; the pleasures and challenges of telling a story over several years rather than two hours; how the relationships between writers and directors differs in television versus film; the thrill (and terror) of producing twelve hours of drama that must be written, shot, and edited in a matter of weeks; what really goes on in a writers’ room; and why the writer is the industry’s new auteur. Ron Nyswaner Nyswaner’s credits include the first independent American film to be selected for Main Competition at the Cannes Film Festival Smithereens; one of the most memorable and influential Hollywood dramas of recent times Philadelphia; a critically acclaimed and controversial cable television film Soldier’s Girl; and the first American-Chinese co-production of an independent film The Painted Veil. He has spent the last two years writing and producing Showtime’s hit series, Ray Donovan, and his gay-marriage themed Freeheld is currently shooting in New York, with Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, and Michael Shannon. He now lives in Los Angeles but considers Woodstock his real home.

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Hosted by: Us Weekly editor Bradley Jacobs (aka BJ) directs film coverage and appears regularly on TV. He lives with his partner Jack and two VIPs: their dog, Dexter, and a son, Lucas, 3.

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PA N E L S One On One Conversation with

DARREN ARONOFSKY

Kleinert/James Center Saturday Oct 18 • 5:00pm

An intimate conversation with director Darren Aronofsky, the recipient of the 2014 WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD Academy Award® nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s first feature, the surrealist psychological thriller Pi, earned him the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Gotham Open Palm Award. He followed with Requiem For A Dream, which was named to over 150 Top Ten lists, The Fountain, a science-fiction romance starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, and The Wrestler, which garnered Academy Award® nominations for stars Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Aronofsky followed with Black Swan, which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award® for Best Actress and received four other nominations, including one for Best Picture. His most recent film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim and box office success.

ACTORS DIALOGUE

Moderator: Logan Hill is a freelance journalist and critic who regularly contributes to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Mens Journal, This American Life, and others. You can find links to his stories at loganhill.com or follow him on Twitter @loganhill33.

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Join some of today’s most engaging actors as they chat about their work and their lives. Additional panelists TBA. PANELIST:

Moderator:

Bruce Greenwood’s rich acting career includes starring roles opposite Denzel Washington in the Oscar nominated drama Flight, opposite Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in Dinner for Schmucks, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote and opposite Cate Blanchette in I’m Not There. Greenwood recently wrapped production on Queen of the Night for acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan, marking their fifth film together. His previous Egoyan’s films include Devils' Knot opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, the lead role in Exotica and a starring role in The Sweet Hereafter, as well as the drama Ararat. He will next be seen in the drama-thriller Good Kill opposite Ethan Hawke, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. He recently wrapped the drama Father’s and Daughters opposite Russell Crowe. Greenwood plays the lead role in Wildlike, screening here at the Woodstock Film Festival.

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

Tim Guinee has appeared in over two hundred roles on the stage, in television and films. Some of the more recognized work include characters in Sweet Land, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Personal Velocity, Synecdoche New York, Once Around, How To Make An American Quilt, Ladder 49, and Courage Under Fire. He can currently be seen in the recurring roles of Scott Ryan in Showtime’s Homeland, Andrew Wiley on The Good Wife, and as Collis Huntington on AMC’s Hell on Wheels. Guinee was a series regular in Season one of NBC’s Revolution produced by JJ Abrams. He was also featured in the film Promised Land with Matt Damon directed by Gus Van Sant, and was in visionary French director Rachid Bouchareb’s two most recent films Just Like A Woman and Two Men in Town, which is screening as the opening night film at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival. Tim can soon be seen in director Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes. As a director, Tim will screen the New York Premiere of his film One Armed Man at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival.

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FROM NOVEL TO SCREEN

Kleinert/James Center Sunday Oct 19 • 12:00pm

The Writers Guild of America East, gathers Lucy Alibar Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Secret Garden, Tony Kushner Munich, Lincoln, Malia Scotch-Marmo Hook, Madeline and moderator Thelma Adams to discuss the challenge of adapting books for the screen. They will explore the advantages and hazards of reworking someone else’s original concept for a different medium, including the issue of responsibility both to the author and the pre-existing audience. They will reveal the most effective innovations, as well as some of the classic pitfalls they’ve discovered through their own work. Moderator

Tony Kushner

Malia Scotch–Marmo

Thelma Adams is the contributing editor at Yahoo! Movies. St. Martin’s Press published her debut novel Playdate, an O Magazine pick. She was the film critic at Us Weekly from 2000 - 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle, where she has been a member since 1995. She has also written for The New York Times Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Observer,Parade,Variety,Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, More, Interview Magazine, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Cosmopolitan and Self.

Panelists: Lucy Alibar’s work has been published in Zoetrope, the Oxford American, and the Wall Street Journal, and seen at National Theatre Studio, Joe’s Pub, Berkeley Rep Williamstown, HERE, Avignon Festival, Women Center Stage/CSC, and the Cherry Lane. Her first movie, Beasts of the Southern Wild (an adaptation with Benh Zeitlin, of her stage play, Juicy and Delicious) received the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Cannes Film Festival Camera D’Or. For her work on Beasts she was nominated for the Scripter, BAFTA, and Academy Award®. Alibar is a Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, two time finalist for the Heideman Award at ATL, and finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference.

Tony Kushner PLAYS: A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, with composer Jeanine Tesori; The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism and Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures. OPERA: A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, with Tesori. ADAPTATIONS/TRANSLATIONS: Corneille’s The Illusion, Ansky’s The Dybbuk, Brecht’s The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children; the libretto for Hans Krasa’s opera Brundibár. SCREENPLAYS: Mike Nichols’ Angels In America; Steven Spielberg’s Munich and Lincoln. BOOKS: The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; Brundibar, illustrations by Sendak; and Wrestling With Zion, co-edited with Alisa Solomon.

Malia Scotch–Marmo wrote Steven Spielberg’s fantasy, Hook, and also served as associate producer on the film. Her first produced film was Once Around, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Scotch-Marmo also received story credit for Madeline. Her uncredited work includes Jurassic Park, Other Sister, Only You, Enchanted, and Polar Express. She has collaborated with many established directors on produced and unproduced material, including Norman Jewison, Alfonso Cuaron, Alfonso Arau, Luis Mandoki, Sabiha Sumar, Garry Marshall, and Rob Reiner. Scotch-Marmo graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in film. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia Graduate Film School, and taught at la FEMIS in Paris.

CASTING BY

Kleinert/James Center Sunday Oct 19 • 2:00pm

Casting Directors, while often the unsung heroes, are among the most instrumental and crucial elements in the success (or failure) of any given film. Sought after by actors and directors alike, they make careers and give the project, on film and/or television, its successful edge. We have assembled some of today’s hottest casting directors (and actor) to shed light on the intricacies of the casting process and share some anecdotes from their experiences working with some of today’s most exciting actors and directors. Panelists: Gayle Keller is an independent New York casting director who has worked with Todd Solondz on Life During Wartime and Dark Horse, Cedric Klapisch on Casse-tete Gayle Keller Chinois (Chinese Puzzle) and Phil Morrison on All Is Bright. Gayle is currently working on Kelly Reichardt’s new feature and the fifth season of the television series, Louie.

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Melissa Leo received an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for her performance in The Fighter. For Frozen River, she received an Academy Award® nomination for Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress. She can next be seen in The Equalizer with Denzel Washington and in the upcoming FOX series Wayward Pines from director M. Night Shyamalan.

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Moderator: Claude dal Farra is the president of BCDF and the producer of Bachelorette, Liberal Arts, Peace Love & Misunderstanding, Why Stop Now, Higher Ground, The Last Keepers, and Rhymes with Banana.

Cindy Tolan is a casting director for film, TV and theatre. Film credits include, This Is Where I Leave You, Winters Tale, Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Go For Sisters, The Place Beyond The Pines, Blue Valentine, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, Letters To Juliet, Sugar, The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, Starting Out In The Evening, The Ballad Of Jack And Rose, Personal Velocity, Loggerheads, Casa De Los Babys, and Angela.

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P E RFO R M A N C E S L I V E

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DAVID BROZA

Singer/songwriter David Broza’s charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences a fusion of the three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England. Filling concert halls with his famous guitar playing, Broza unites the three worlds by taking on the troubadour tradition, featuring lyrics of the world’s greatest poets. More than a singer/songwriter, David Broza is also well known for his commitment and dedication to building awareness around several humanitarian issues, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In January 2014, the album East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem was released worldwide. David Broza is currently touring and presenting the story of the album that was made in East Jerusalem, in the Palestinian studio Sabreen, with Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians, and produced by Grammy-winning recording artist Steve Earle.

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STEVE EARLE

A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term New Country. What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road, the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’, the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem and the Grammy Award® winning album The Revolution Starts… Now. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is Steve Earle’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Earle is also recognised for his film and TV work. Credits include The Wire, Leaves of Grass, 30 Rock, and HBO's Treme.

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Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show Totally Pauly hit the airwaves to major fan approval. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas. He had roles in films from 1988, providing supporting comedy relief, but it was the wildly popular Encino Man that put Pauly on the map. College music journalists named his first album, The Future of America, Best Comedy Album in 1991. Pauly has made several appearances as a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s late-night show and David Letterman’s talk show. He tours the country with his stand-up comedy act. In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the reality television series Minding the Store.

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H O ST TOW NS

W O 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 arts and crafts, continues as an active artists’ colony with a year-round presence.

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105 Mill Hill Road Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.6900 www.woodstockplayhouse.org

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

KLEINERT/JAMES ART CENTER 34 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498

WOODSTOCK ARTISTS BACKSTAGE STUDIO PRODUCTIONS ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM 323 Wall Street 28 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.2940 www.woodstockart.org

MOUNTAIN VIEW STUDIO 20 Mountain View Avenue Woodstock, NY 12498 www.mtnviewstudio.com

BEARSVILLE THEATER 261 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY 12498 845.679.4406

Kingston, NY 12401 www.bspinfo.net

REGAL CINEMAS HUDSON VALLEY MALL 1300 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com

ONTEORA HIGH SCHOOL 4166 Route 28 Boiceville, NY 12412

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Rhinebeck, in Dutchess County, is easily reachable by car and public transportation and offers relaxed yet sophisticated country living with its myriad of shops, antiques stores, restaurants, and cultural venues— including Upstate Films. 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, many now open to visitors. Located 18 miles from Woodstock, across the Hudson River, Rhinebeck’s location enables visitors to easily visit both areas during a short stay.

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

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

UPSTATE FILMS 6415 Montgomery Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 866.FILM.NUT www.upstatefilms.org

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ORPHEUM THEATER

408 Main Street Rosendale, NY 12472 845.658.8989 www.rosendaletheatre.org

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H OW TO G E T H E R E & T H E R E 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 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#. BY BUS

To Woodstock: Take Trailways from Port

BY CAR: WOODSTOCK From NYC & SOUTH: Take the NYS 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! 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. Upstate Films Woodstock is lo­cated at 132 Tinker Street. The box office is located at 13 Rock City Road. Other venues are located throughout the town (see two mile map pg 105).

Authority to Woodstock. This drops you off at the Village Green. For schedule, call 800.776.7548 or visit www.trailways.com. Alternative stops incude Kingston and Phoenicia. To Rhinebeck: Take the Shortline Bus from Port Authority to Rhinebeck. For schedule call 800.776.7548. To Rosendale: Take Trailways from Port Authority to Rosendale. For ­schedule, call 800.776.7548.

BY CAR: RHINEBECK

BY TRAIN:

From South, also west side of Hudson: Go over the Mid-Hudson Bridge to

To Rhinecliff/Rhinebeck: Take the

Empire Service Line from Penn Station to Rhinecliff-Kingston. Monday through Friday, the DUCK trolley transports visitors into Rhinebeck. On weekends, a cab is your best bet, and 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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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.

Route 9 North. Go approx. 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. Google: Search for: Upstate Films 6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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BY CAR: ROSENDALE From Woodstock: Take Route 375 to Route 28 East. Go 5 miles to Roundabout. Take first exit (Washington Avenue). *Go straight on 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 (Washington Avenue). Followabove ­directions*. Google: Search for

M AP & DIRECTIONS

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Rosendale Theatre Collective 408 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472

BY CAR: SAUGERTIES 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 until Market Street. Turn left on Main Street and go one and a half block to orpheum Theater. Google: Search for: Orpheum Theater 156 Main Street, Saugerties NY 12477 BY CAR: KINGSTON (BSP) Google: Search for:

Backstage Studio Productions 323 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401

BY CAR: KINGSTON (REGAL) Google: Search for:

Regal Cinemas Hudson Valley Mall 1300 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

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restaurant | bistro | bar | catering MIDDLE EASTERN & WORLD CUISINE 845 679 5533

WWW.JOSHUASCAFE.COM

local. organic. authentic. 10% off tuesdays for upstate film members!

serving lunch, dinner & late night daily route 9 in the village of rhinebeck 845-876-3330 terrapinrestaurant.com

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Savona’s Trattoria, a casual style Italian restaurant housed on the Historic Kingston Waterfront, offers a menu that blends Old World cooking with famous classics. We use locally sourced ingredients to create a fresh, unique and satisfying dining experience. ZAGAT rated

Gift Cards available

845.339.6800 11 BROADWAY

POUGHKEEPSIE

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D I RE C TO RY

D I R E C TO RY 120dB Films

Films We Like

New York State Council on the Arts

3rd St. R&D Production Services

Gigantic Pictures

Panavision, NY

www.3rd-st.com Adams Fairacre Farms www.adamsfarms.com

Alcons Audio

www.alconsaudio.com Alfred Lee and Peter Mayer FDN Backstage Studio Productions www.bspinfo.net Barefoot Wines www.barefootwine.com

Blackmagic Design

www. blackmagicdesign.com Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go www.bluemountainbistro.com

BMI

www.bmi.com Café Mezzaluna Restaurant & Village Inn www.cafemezzaluna.com villageinnsaugerties.com Catskill Mountain Pizza www.catskillmountainpizza.com Dave Cook, Area 52 Studios www.area-52-studios.com The Daily Freeman www.dailyfreeman.com Deising’s Bakery www.deisings.com Dietz Stadium Diner 127 N Front St, Kingston, NY Brian Douglass www.briandouglass.com

www.filmswelike.com www.giganticpictures.com Good Life Youth Journal www.goodlifeyouthjournal.com

Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP www.gksd-law.com

The High Rocks Charitable Trust IFP www.ifp.org Joshua’s Cafe www.joshuascafe.com

Ketel One Vodka www.ketelone.com Lagunita’s Brewing www.lagunitas.com Libation NYC www.libationnyc.com

Lowel Light

www.lowel.com Mangia and Enjoy www.mangiaandenjoy.com

Markertek

America’s Broadcast Supply House www.markertek.com Mary Giuliani Catering & Events www.marygiuliani.com

Metrovision

www.metrovision.tv The Nation www.thenation.com New World Home Cooking www.ricorlando.com

www.nysca.org

www.panavision.com

Perry and Martin Granoff FDN Radio Woodstock/WDST www.wdst.com Remote Access Post www.remoteaccesspost.com Savona’s Trattoria www.savonas.com Steel House www.steelhouse.us Stellas’s Restaurant www.stellaskingston.com Tangerine Entertainment www.tang-ent.com

Technicolor/Postworks NY www.technicolorpwny.com

Terrapin Restaurant www.terrapinrestaurant.com

Toyota

www.buyatoyota.com Ulster County Tourism www.ulstertourism.info Viva La Data www.vivaladata.com

Waste Management www.wm.com WKZE www.wkze.com

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www.120dbfilms.com

Naomi Graphics design for print & web

p h / f x   8 4 5 . 6 7 9 . 0 3 6 0

hi@naomigraphics.com www.naomigraphics.com

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TI C K E T I N FO R M ATI O N

PRICES Walk-Up Orders  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.

PURCHASING & PICKING UP TICKETS

Telephone Orders

Internet Orders www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

 The BOX OFFICE is manned by dedicated VOLUNTEERS who are simultaneously filling out Internet and walkup sales. The phones can get very chaotic and they tend to be busy. If you are calling for tickets, please leave a message on our machine and someone will get back to you.  The last day for telephone orders is October 11.

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 19 to October 12

Day of Event

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

Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

October 13 - 18 9am-7pm

October 19 9am-6pm

F U L L F E S T I VA 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.

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

 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.

TICKET INFORMATON

 Tickets range in price from $5-$75. PLEASE NOTE: Online and phone orders will be charged a $4.50 shipping & handling fee.  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.com  PLEASE NOTE: Tickets ordered online or phone between September 24th to October 11, WILL BE SHIPPED by USPS mail to the mailing address provided when ordering.  All online and telephone orders placed after October 11 must be picked up at the BOX OFFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock.

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

I M P O RTA N T D E TA I L S  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 or by phone after October 11 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.

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 PLEASE leave plenty of time to pick up pre-ordered tickets at the BOX OFFICE or order online by October 11 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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S C H E D U LE AT A G L A N C E

Wed 10/15

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

7:30 East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem screening, followed by live acoustic set w/ DAVID BROZA & STEVE EARLE

Thur 10/16

Bearsville Theater

Fri 10/17

Bearsville Theater

SCHEDULE

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

7:00 WildLike

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

7:15 Late Phases

LIVE ACOUSTIC SET

WEDNESDAY October 15

at Woodstock Playhouse Following 7:30pm screening of

East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem

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A N N U A L

MAVERICK AWARDS CEREMONY SATURDAY October 18

at Backstage Studio Productions IN KINGSTON 7:00pm: Cocktail party in Gallery 8:15pm: Seating for awards begins 9:00pm: Award Ceremony with

presentations to our winning filmmakers and honorary recipients, Darren Aronofsky and Mark Duplass

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

2:00 Little Accidents 1 2:30 I Believe in Unicorns 4:45 Arwad 7:15 Magician 9:45 The Red Robin

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

2:00 SHORTS: Hudson Valley Docs 1 2:30 Mahjong and the West 5:00 A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake 7:45 Little White Lie 9:45 Pauly Shore Stands Alone

DAVID BROZA and STEVE EARLE

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES

7:00 Amira & Sam 9:30 Enquiring Minds

ROSENDALE Theatre

1:00 Two Raging Grannies 3:30 Why I’m Not on Facebook 6:30 Before I Disappear 9:00 White Rabbit

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

10:00am PANEL: Women in the Director’s Chair 12:00 PANEL: Impact Filmmaking 2:00 PANEL: Long and Short Stories: A Conversation with Ron Nyswaner 5:00 PANEL: A Conversation with Darren Aronofsky

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK

1 1:30am SHORTS: 2:00 SHORTS: 4:15 SHORTS: 6:30 SHORTS: 8:45 SHORTS:

Docs Attachments Origins 5 Ways to Laugh Finding Home

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

11:15am Untitled Film On “World Citizen #1” Garry Davis 2:00 WildLike 4:30 Creep (PRECEDED BY Terminal) 7:00 The Sisterhood of Night 9:40 The Fly Room

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

12:00 The Man Who Saved the World 2:00 Just Before I Go 4:15 Patrick’s Day 7:00 Sacrifice 9:30 Late Phases

Colony Cafe WOODSTOCK

2:00 Little White Lie 1 2:00 Mentor 4:30 The Young Kieslowski 7:00 Queens and Cowboys (PRECEDED BY Passing Ellenville) 9:40 The Last Time You Had Fun

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

ROSENDALE Theatre

2:00 SHORTS: Rag Bag 1 2:30 Down in Shadowland 4:45 Pauly Shore Stands Alone 7:00 Mahjong and the West 9:30 The American Side

PAULY SHORE LIVE SATURDAY October 18

IN WOODSTOCK

Mountain View Studio WOODSTOCK

1 0:00am SHORTS: Attachments 12:00 SHORTS: Origins 2:00 SHORTS: Animated Short with Bill & Signe 4:30 SHORTS: Despair 6:45 SHORTS: Rag Bag

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

2:30 SHORTS: Self Deception 1 2:30 Angel Azul 4:45 The Last Time You had Fun 7:30 White Rabbit

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

2:30 SlingShot 1 3:00 Limited Partnership 5:15 All Relative 7:30 The Better Angels CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES

2:30 Arwad 1 3:00 Little Accidents 5:45 The Red Robin

Regal Cinemas KINGSTON

10:30am Antarctica 3D: On the Edge

2:30 Just Before I Go 5:00 The Sisterhood of Night

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

12:00 A Snake Gives Birth To A Snake 2:45 Runoff 5:15 I Believe in Unicorns

Upstate Films RHINEBECK II

2:45 The Hand That Feeds 1 3:00 A Small Section of the World 5:30 Killswitch

Upstate Films RHINEBECK I

Music by Paul Green and The Internet Trolls with Michael Bernier, Jason Bowman, David Jarrett

10pm

10:00am PANEL: Actor’s Dialog 12:00 PANEL: From Novel to The Screen PRESENTED BY WGA East 2:00 PANEL: Casting By

ROSENDALE Theatre Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES 1 2:00 Creep (PRECEDED BY Terminal)

1:00 How I Got Over 3:30 Uncertain Terms 5:45 The Man Who Saved the World 8:30 Listening 2:45 Eat With Me 1 3:45 Patrick’s Day 6:00 Red Lines 8:45 SHORTS: Self Deception

Kleinert James Art center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

10:00 Pauly Shore LIVE

2:00 Angel Azul 1 2:15 SHORTS: Hudson Valley Docs 5:00 Friends and Romans 7:30 All Relative

at Colony Cafe 

Bearsville Theater

7:00 Sacrifice

Sun 10/19

Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK  PANELS

1:45 The Young Kieslowski 4:30 Amira & Sam 7:00 Before I Disappear 9:30 Listening

ROSENDALE Theatre

2:00 SHORTS: Despair 1 2:15 SHORTS: Finding Home 4:15 SHORTS: Docs 6:30 SHORTS: Animated Shorts with Bill & Signe 9:00 SHORTS: 5 Ways to Laugh

Bearsville Theater

2:00 Stray Dog 1 2:45 Queens and Cowboys (PRECEDED BY Passing Ellenville) 5:15 Red Lines 7:45 Bread and Butter

WOODSTOCK Playhouse

Sat 10/18

1 1:45am A Small Section of the World 2:00 Killswitch 4:15 Two Raging Grannies 6:30 Uncertain Terms 8:40 Runoff

3:00 Music in Film - Music as the Unifying Force

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK

2:00 The Hand That Feeds 1 2:45 Mentor 5:00 SHORTS: Teen Films 7:15 Down in Shadowland 9:30 Friends and Romans

1:00 How I Got Over 3:30 Why I’m Not on Facebook 6:00 Eat With Me 8:30 Enquiring Minds

1:00 The American Side 3:45 Playing With Parkinson’s (PRECEDED BY Todd Who?) 6:30 Two Men in Town OPENING NIGHT FILM 9:15 The Imitation Game

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2:30 Limited Partnership 1 3:00 Bread and Butter 5:30 Stray Dog 8:15 Playing With Parkinson’s (PRECEDED BY Todd Who?)

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