2008 SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

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CONTENTS:
2008 Box Office Grand Opening
Battle in Seattle Rages at the Jacob Burns Film Center

In Theaters

Booknook
Merchandise
Sponsor News




2008 WFF Box Office Opens

On September 10th, you can purchase tickets for the 2008 festival at our new Box Office located at 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY, across from the Chamber of Commerce Booth, just steps from the Village Green.

Or (starting tomorrow at noon) go to www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/festival2008/films_all.php to order online.

Tickets for the Battle for Seattle sneak preview with screening and reception at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville are available online at
www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/cart/battle.php

Abigail Washburn and The Sparrow Quartet tickets are only available through Bearsville Theater at www.bearsvilletheater.com/events-calendar/bela-fleck-with-abigail-washburn-and-the-sparrow-quartet



WFF IN ASSOCIATION WITH 120DB FILMS TO PRESENT SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING OF BATTLE IN SEATTLE followed by reception with director Stuart Townsend

On Tuesday, September 16 at 7 pm, at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY the Woodstock Film Festival in association with 120dB Films will present a special screening of BATTLE IN SEATTLE followed by a Q&A hosted by Janet Maslin with director Stuart Townsend. A RECEPTION will follow. Limited seats are available, so get your tickets now! Contributions will benefit the Woodstock Film Festival.

It’s November 1999, and five days are about to rock the world as tens of thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of Seattle in protest of the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial Meeting. Among them are Django (Andre Benjamin), Sam (Jennifer Carpenter), Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Jay (Martin Henderson). Each has a unique story, but they’re united in a common desire to be heard and to make a difference in the world. For these four protesters, this is very personal and the stakes are higher than mere politics.

A peaceful demonstration to stop the WTO talks quickly escalates into a full-scale riot, and soon a State of Emergency is declared by the Mayor of Seattle. The streets are mayhem, and the WTO is paralyzed. Caught in the crossfire of civil liberties and keeping the peace are Seattle residents, including its beleaguered mayor (Ray Liotta), a riot cop on the streets (Woody Harrelson) and his pregnant wife (Charlize Theron). The choices they all make will change their lives forever.

For more information on the event or to order tickets, click here.



FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER

FLOW: For Love Of Water, a new film by Irena Salina, highlights the local intimacies of an emerging global catastrophe: African plumbers reconnect shantytown water pipes under cover of darkness to ensure a community's survival; a Californian scientist forces awareness of shockingly toxic public water sources; a ‘Big Water’ CEO argues privatization is the wave of the future; a “Water Guru” in India sparks new community water initiatives in hundreds of villages; a Canadian author uncovers the corporate profiteering that drives global water business.

With an unflinching focus on politics, pollution and human rights, FLOW: For Love of Water ensures that the precarious relationship between humanity and water can no longer be ignored. While specifics of locality and issue may differ, the message is the same; water, and our future as a species, is quickly drying up. Armed with a thirst for survival, people around the world are fighting for their birthright; unless we instigate change, we face a world in which only those that can pay for their water will survive. FLOW: For Love of Water, is a catalyst for people everywhere: the time has come to turn the tide and we can't wait any longer.

 


BOOKNOOK: HEARTLESS by Alison Gaylin

"Occult horror meets chick-lit suspense" in Woodstock resident/Edgar finalist Alison Gaylin's "entertaining" (Publishers' Weekly) fourth novel HEARTLESS -- which will be out in hardcover on September 4. The story centers around investigative journalist-turned-soap opera magazine writer Zoe Greene, who travels to a town in central Mexico with her soap actor boyfriend Warren Clark only to find that both Warren and the town aren't as charming -- or as safe -- as they seem. CrimeSpree magazine says, "Wonderfully paced, this novel flows beautifully and is a perfect read to lose yourself in." You can pre-order the book now -- and/or join Alison for the launch party at Barnes and Noble in Kingston on Friday, September 26 at 7 PM.


GET EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!
9th ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
SOUVENIRS HAVE ARRIVED!

We have it all: 2008 T-Shirts and posters, caps, mugs, eco-water bootles, booty shorts and even underwear! Merchandise is available online, or at our new Box Office at
13 Rock City Road, across from the Chamber of Commerce Booth, just steps from the Village Green.

Visit our souvenir page for additional info.


WFF is thrilled that 120dB Films is a returning as our major sponsor for 2008.

120dB Films offers a wide array of financial services to the independent producer, ranging from the cash-flowing of tax credits, minimum guarantees and pre-sales, to providing the last piece of a budget in the form of gap finance. They also provide bridge financing, finishing funds and p&a. In contrast to traditional film lenders, 120dB are willing to consider projects that do not have a completion bond and are receptive to exploring alternate forms of collateral. Managed by lifelong professionals from the banking and hedge fund world, the firm prides itself on its unconventional and producer-friendly approach to film finance. Respect, prompt attention and an open mind is assured to all submissions.


The Woodstock Film Festival is a nonprofit organization which presents an annual
program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, diversity, and sustainable economic development through
film, video, and media production and exhibition.

The Hudson Valley Film Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video, and media production.

For information, call (845) 679-4265 or visit Woodstock Film Festival