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2010 WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
September 2010
FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 29


MAVERICK AWARDS CEREMONY

CLOSING NIGHT FILM ANNOUNCED
OPENING NIGHT FILM

CENTERPIECE FILM
TRIBUTE FILM
SPOTLIGHT FILMS

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHT FEST

EXPOSURE FILMS
FOCUS ON MUSIC
HUDSON VALLEY FILMS

NARRATIVE FEATURES
DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
WORLD CLASS SHORTS

PANELS

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IN THEATERS
Prince of Broadway

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2010 WFF SPONSORS




 

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LAUNCH PARTY CELEBRATES 11TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

More than 200 'fiercely independent' filmmakers and industry luminaries attended the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival Launch Party at Libation on NYC's Lower East Side Tuesday, Sept. 7. Sponsored by Ketel One Vodka and Libation, attendees included Vincent D'Onofrio (Law & Order, Men in Black), (whose directorial debut Don't Go in the Woods, screens at the 11th annual indie fest), along with emerging and established filmmakers, all obviously thrilled to be part of this years celebration.

WFF director Meira Blaustein told the crowd, "A filmmaker once told me that coming to the Woodstock Film Festival was like walking into a warm embrace. I hope all our filmmakers this year will feel similarly nurtured and cared for, in an environment where their films are being viewed by an engaged and intelligent audience, where they will meet many like-minded filmmakers and accomplished industry members, have a wonderful time and advance their careers." WFF 2010 kicks off Wednesday, September 29 through October 3 in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Mt. Tremper, and Kingston NY.



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CLOSING NIGHT FILM

STONE (New York Premiere) - Directed by John Curran. Robert De Niro and Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in this thought-provoking drama by the director of We Don't Live Here Anymore and The Painted Veil. As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin. Director Curran will attend the Q & A following the film.
Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 6:45pm & 9:30pm, Upstate Films, Woodstock. Courtesy of Overture Films.


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OPENING NIGHT FILM


The Opening Night Film is to be announced.
Please check woodstockfilmfestival.com with updates.


CENTERPIECE FILM

WELCOME TO THE RILEYS (East Coast Premiere) - Directed by Jake Scott. The Rileys have been struggling in their marriage since losing their teenage daughter eight years prior. Once a happily married couple, Lois (Melissa Leo) and Doug (James Gandolfini) have grown distant, trapped in grief. Lois has become agoraphobic and won't leave the house, while Doug tries to escape his pain with philandering. On a trip to New Orleans, Doug meets Mallory (Kristen Stewart), a teenage runaway. Doug recognizes an innocence in Mallory, which rekindles his paternal instinct, and brings new meaning to his life. He decides to stay in New Orleans to help Mallory. Meanwhile, Lois must summon all her courage to overcome her agoraphobia and venture south before her marriage is lost. Courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films.


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TRIBUTE FILM:

TENDER MERCIES, directed by Bruce Beresford, 2010 Maverick Award recipient. Robert Duvall won an Oscar for his performance as Mac Sledge, a once-popular country-western singer and now exhausted alcoholic who collapses in a small, drab motel in the Texas Bible Belt. He finds peace with Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), a Vietnam War widow and mother, who agrees to let him work off his debt provided he does not drink on the job. With an Oscar-winning screenplay by Horton Foote, this film is a powerfully nuanced masterpiece of resurrection/redemption. A special talk with Beresford will precede the film, moderated by US Weekly senior editor Bradley Jacobs. Beresford and Tess Harper will be present for the Q & A following the film.

 
SPOTLIGHT FILMS
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HENRY'S CRIME (U.S. Premiere) - Directed by Malcolm Venville. Sleepwalking his way through life, Henry (Keanu Reeves) gets an unexpected wake-up call when he becomes an unwitting participant in a bank heist. Rather than give up the names of the real culprits, he takes the fall and, having done the time, Henry reasons he may as well do the crime. Discovering a forgotten tunnel connecting the bank to a nearby theater, he recruits his old cellmate Max (James Caan) to aid in a robbery, all the while playing the lead in the theater's production where he falls for his leading lady, Julie (Vera Farmiga). Keanu Reeves co-produced and will be in attendance for the Q & A following the film, along with Vera Farmiga. (* Keanu Reeves will be the recipient of an Honorary Excellence in Acting Award at the Saturday Night, Oct. 2 Maverick Awards Ceremony).


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INHALE (North American Premiere) - Directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Every day, rising Santa Fe District Attorney Paul Chaney and his wife, Diane, wait for word that there's a lung donor for their daughter, Chloe, who suffers from a rare degenerative condition. When Paul learns of a doctor who performs transplants in Mexico, he heads south in a frantic search for the only man who may be able to save Chloe. He soon realizes the doctor's medical ring runs deep into a criminal underworld where his patients aren't donors - they're victims. Kormakur is Iceland's breakout director, having won acclaim for his many films worldwide. Cast/Featuring: Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, Sam Shepard, Vincent Perez, Rosanna Arquette, and Jordi Molla. Director Baltasar Kormakur will be in attendance for the Q & A following the film. Courtesy of IFC Films.

 
SELECT SPECIAL SCREENINGS:
LENNON NYC- Directed by Michael Epstein. In 1971, John Lennon arrived in New York City and felt reborn: at last living in the country that had dominated his artistic imagination, Lennon and his new bride, Yoko Ono, found in the city the perfect blend of music, politics, culture, and lifestyle. Using remarkable, rarely seen footage and interviews with many who were close to John, filmmaker Epstein has created a moving, revealing portrait of the music legend's New York years, detailing not only his triumphs but also some hard times over which he so beautifully recovered in the final years of his tragically curtailed life. Director Michael Epstein will be in attendance for the Q&A. 7pm, Wednesday, Sept. 29, Bearsville Theater. Courtesy of Arthouse Films.

THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR (East Coast Premiere) - Directed by Anthony Waller & Ray Kurzweil. This fascinating doc celebrates futurist Ray Kurzweil, who, along with emminent colleagues, present their visions of the approaching 'singularity' where artificial intelligence begins to surpass our own, changing the face of how the human race lives and interacts. While also delving into the potential dangers on a philosophical and technological level, Kurzweil delivers an outlook of the future that is both insightful and bewildering; and imaginative and hopeful. Ray Kurzweil will be in attendance for the Q & A. The film screens 1p, Bearsville Theater, followed by a Singularity panel discussion, 4pm Thursday, September 30 at Utopia Studios.
 
FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT AT THE EMERSON!

DON'T GO IN THE WOODS - Directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. Described as Glee meets The Blair Witch Project, this 'slasher/musical' follows indie rock band seeking creative jam session in the woods, but people keep disappearing. Complete with solid rock soundtrack by Sam Bisbee, this offbeat horror film explores the lengths that people will go in order to make their dreams come true. Marks the directoral debut of actor D'Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black).
BITTER FEAST - Directed by Joe Maggio (Paper Covers Rock, Milk and Honey, Virgil Bilss). Celebrity Chef Peter Gray (James LeGros) gets bad reviews and winds up fired and ruined. He uses his culinary skills to take revenge against his critic in a most macabre way. Horror genius Larry Fessenden produced and co-stars in this deliciously wicked tale featuring a cameo by celebrity Chef Mario Batali. There will be a pre-screening gourmet banquet dinner, catered by Mary Giuliani Catering & Events, with menu inspired by celebrity Chef Mario Batali, who has a cameo in the film.

D'Onofrio, Bisbee, Maggio and Fessenden will be in attendance for Q & A's after their films.
* Live Music Performance by the Don't Go in the Woods band will follow the screening, prior to the WFF Filmmakers Party. Screenings, feast and party, Friday, Oct. 1, at the Emerson Resort and Spa, Mt. Tremper.

Other fright films at the 2010 Film Festival include and special screening of Stake Land, and the shorts Off Season and Horror at Glen Atty.

 
EXPOSURE: FILMS OF SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

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Politics, environment, religion, war and peace: Since its inception WFF has been committed to its Exposure program, in the forefront of showcasing 'movies that matter'. This year's selection is extraordinary in the diversity of its offerings, the immediacy & newsworthiness of its subjects, and the talent of its filmmakers. Highlights include:

CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN (Director's Cut) - Directed by Carol Dysinger. Providing an in-depth view of US/Afghan Army training on the ground in Afghanistan, the film confronts the American concept of victory at this critical point in US foreign policy, but it is also a story about friendship, and the unlikely bonds that form across cultural, political and social barriers.

GERRYMANDERING - Directed by Jeff Reichert. Fast-paced and thoroughly entertaining documentary tracing the ever-changing battle lines that are drawn and redrawn as politicians often seek to literally draw their closest opponents out of their districts entirely, effectively eliminating the competition. Director Jeff Reichert will be in attendance for the Q & A.

CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER - Directed by Alex Gibney. The Academy-Award winning filmmaker explores one of the most shocking scandals in modern American politics - the decline of crusading NYS Governor Eliot Spitzer, caught patronizing prostitutes. This intriguing doc provides unique access to the escort world as well as interviews with friends, colleagues and enemies of the ex-Governor to explore this important story of hubris, sex, and power.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN (New York Premiere) - Directed by Henry Corra, executive produced by actor Danny Glover. Touching and painful documentary showing the lengths family will go to in order to find the ones they love. At the height of the Vietnam War, Pvt. McKinley Nolan mysteriously disappeared on the Cambodian boarder, assumed to be killed, captured or even defected. Forty years later, a Vietnam veteran, returning from a visit to Vietnam, claims to have seen the missing McKinley Nolan. An investigation begins that will unearth more than just the secrets behind one missing soldier. Executive Producer Danny Glover will attend the Q & A.

MY LIFE WITH CARLOS (World Cinema) - Directed by German Berger-Hertz. A beautiful and haunting look into a political tragedy of the past through a personal lens. Director Berger-Hertz explores the repercussions of the murder of his father under orders from General Augusto Pinochet. Not satisfied with living in anger and hatred for past injustices, this doc presents a new and hopeful generation, unafraid to confront the tragedies of the past with the objective that they never be repeated.

INUK (US Premiere) - Directed by Mike Magidson. Featuring an all Inuit cast (several of whom will be in attendance including adult lead actor Ole Jorgen Hammeken) and part of WFF's environmental programming, Inuk tells the story of a sixteen-year-old boy placed in a home for troubled youth located in a small village in freezing north Greenland. Given the opportunity to go out and hunt seal with one of the local hunters, Inuk embarks on a dangerous journey into the wilderness and in doing so, confronts his troubled past. Breathtakingly beautiful. Cast members will attend the Q & A.

 
FOCUS ON MUSIC

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What's Woodstock Without Music? WFF's popular music programming includes screenings and live performances, iconic musicians, music as political dissent, music videos, and bands struggling to be heard, along with the annual BMI Music panel.

RAY CHARLES AMERICA (World Premiere) - Directed by Alexis Manya Spraic. Few American icons resonate on as many levels as Ray Charles. He was not only one of the greatest artists in American history, but had one of the greatest stories. Few came from less -- dirt poor, blind and, ultimately, orphaned -- to achieve more. This absorbing doc examines the social and political context of Charles' work, and how his unique approach to music, and his ability to transcend racial barriers changed the cultural landscape as we know it. Containing unreleased music, and never before seen footage, this doc chronicles Charles' impact in broader stories of love, politics, art and business.

PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE (World Premiere) - Directed by Kenneth Bowser. Music bio-documentary delves deep into the life of musical icon Phil Ochs. Civil rights. Freedom of Speech. The Vietnam War. Watergate. He wrote a song about them all, in large part creating the musical protest culture of the 60's and 70's. Through interviews with family and many well-known musicians who considered themselves fans of Phil Ochs, comes a vivid and compelling portrait of a controversial musical figure whose protest marked a generation. Director Kenneth Bowser will be in attendance for the Q & A, along with Michael Ochs, Phil's brother.

SOUNDS LIKE A REVOLUTION (U.S. Premiere) - Directed by Summer Love and Jane Michener. This powerful doc presents a unique historical perspective behind the new wave of protest music sweeping America and offers new hope for the future. Featuring interviews with David Crosby, Pete Seeger, Ani Difranco, Justin Sane, and Henry Rollins, the film focuses on the music and work of today's politically-minded musicians, including Michael Franti, the Dixie Chicks and Paris, who, despite the daunting obstacles placed in their way, continue to motivate and inspire America's youth for a positive revolutionary change.
* MUSIC PERFORMANCE by Justin Sane, lead singer of Anti-Flag will add his political punk rock sound to Woodstock's long history of political music at The Bearsville Theater, 10pm Friday, Oct. 1, following the screening.

DON'T QUIT YOUR DAYDREAM (East Coast Premiere) - Directed by Clark Stiles and Merritt Lear. A musical adventure featuring director Stiles and his band The Good Listeners, as they embark on a last ditch, cross country, album-recording extravaganza to save their musical identity and hopefully their careers. They collaborate with mostly local, unknown and eclectic talent across the USA, to create a diverse new album, featuring an amazing compilation of talented musicians and songs. Adrian Grenier (Entourage, Love in the Time of Money, The Devil Wears Prada) returns to the WFF as a producer of the film as well as a performer.
* MUSIC PERFORMANCE by The Good Listeners with Adrian Grenier at the Bearsville Theater, Thursday night, Sept. 30, following the screening of the film at 8:15pm.

ROSCOE HOLCOMB: FROM DAISY KENTUCKY - Directed by John Cohen. Director Cohen, a long- time member of the New Lost City Ramblers, explores the life, philosophy and music of Eastern Kentucky banjo player, coal miner and construction worker Roscoe Holcomb, who is becoming legendary in the bluegrass movement, and is cited as inspiration to many country and bluegrass greats.
* MUSIC PERFORMANCE by John Cohen, performing music by Holcomb featured in this short doc, following the Saturday, Oct. 2, 9:15pm screening at the Woodstock Community Center.

NEDA'S EYES (WORLD PREMIERE/World Cinema) - Directed by Planet Pictures. Last year the world's attention was captured by the tragic killing of Neda Agha-Soltan, an iconic, young martyr of the Iranian election protests. A non-violent protester shot by the Iranian government on June 20th, 200, her face became an icon for the world peace movement. This short film beautifully depicts her sacrifice and the struggle of non-violent protest in Iran. This short screens before Sounds Like a Revolution.

* MUSIC PERFORMANCE by Sussan Deyhim, a composer, vocalist, and performance artist who combines her voice with technical wizardry in order to create a unique sonic and vocal language that summons rituals, and a sense of the unknown. Deyhim's wide-ranging collaborations have included Peter Gabriel, Branford Marsalis, and Jerry Garcia. She has performed at the Lincoln Center Summer Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Old Vic, and other major venues. At the Colony Cafe, Friday, Oct 1, 10:00 pm.

 
FILMS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY

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WFF is passionately committed to supporting regional filmmakers and film production. This year there are more than 15 films with strong links to the region, including several outstanding shorts, as well as features.

Working in conjunction with the Hudson Valley Film Commission (WFF's sister organization), the Woodstock Film Festival has strived year round to unite and strengthen the Hudson Valley film community, making the creation of many of these screen gems possible. It's no wonder this year's line-up features a record number of local films and filmmakers of the highest caliber.

Selections include:
- MARWENCOL (New York Premiere) - Directed by Jeff Malmberg. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury as a result of being attacked, Kingston, NY resident Mark Hogancamp retreats to his backyard: constructing a 1/6 scale WWII town complete with lifelike doll characters based on his friends, neighbors and co-workers. Creating scenes and storylines within the town reflecting his life, Hogancamp discovers the memory prior to the attack almost completely gone and is forced to start over, resurrecting what he can from photos and old friends. Marwencol is an astounding story of one man's triumph in rebuilding a life on the brink of disaster.

- ROCKSTEADY (World Premiere) - Directed by Mustapha Khan. tells the story of BC, a talented, young, aspiring race-car driver faced with mounting financial concerns threatening to ruin this dream. However, hope arrives in the shape of an old friend, Faith, whose belief in him gives BC the confidence to follow his heart. Shot on location at Accord Speedway in Accord, NY, Rocksteady beautifully depicts the picturesque Hudson Valley.

- STAKE LAND (East Coast Premiere) - Directed by Jim Mickle. If you saw vampires rampaging throughout the Hudson Valley last summer, they may have been part of the STAKE LAND film production. In a fierce, alternative vision of America’s bleak future, a young boy is about to learn how cruel the world can be. Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. And from the ashes rose a new breed of terror. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation’s abandoned towns and cities, and it’s up to Mister, a death dealing, rogue vampire hunter, to get Martin safely north to Canada, the continent’s New Eden. Welcome to Stake Land, kid

- SOLA: LOUISIANA WATER STORIES (East Coast Premiere) - Directed by Jon Bowermaster. Featured in WFF's environmental programming, SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories follows Stone Ridge resident, author, director, scientist Jon Bowermaster as he explores the waterways on Louisiana leading up to the BP oil spill.

- WINDFALL (NY Premiere) - Directed by Laura Israel. One of WFF's featured environmental films, Windfall examines turbine power farms in nearby Delaware county and the communities they affect revealing the complex reality of wind power in America.

- WE'LL BE ALRIGHT - Directed by Jarek Zabczynski. Filmed at the must-see Hudson Valley Walkway over the Hudson and making up part of our View on the Web programming.
...And Many More. Please contact the WFF Press office for background and details.

- DON'T GO IN THE WOODS & BITTER FEAST) - Both shot locally (Bitter Feast was filmed next door in Boiceville, NY) and screened in conjunction with the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mnt. Tremper, NY, this horror double header proves the Hudson Valley is ideal for creating films of every genre.

 
NARRATIVES


3 BACKYARDS directed by Eric Mendelsohn; BITTER FEAST (East Coast Premiere), directed by Joe Maggio; CHERRY (New York Premiere), directed by Jeffrey Fine; THE COLONEL'S BRIDE, (/New York Premiere), directed by Brent Stewart; DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, directed by Vincent D'Onofrio; HELENA FROM THE WEDDING (East Coast Premiere), directed by Joseph Infantolino; HELLO LONESOME (East Coast Premiere), directed by Adam Reid; HENRY'S CRIME (US Premiere), directed by Malcolm Venville; THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE (East Coast Premiere), directed by Zeina Durra; INHALE (North American Premiere), directed by Baltasar Kormakur; INUK (US Premiere), directed by Mike Magidson; THE LOCKSMITH ( New York Premiere), directed by Brad Barnes & Todd Barnes; NICE GUY JOHNNY, directed by Edward Burns; NORMAN (New York Premiere), directed by Jonathan Segal; ROCKSTEADY (World Premiere), directed by Mustapha Khan; SOME DOGS BITE (World Premiere), directed by Marc Munden; STAKE LAND (East Coast Premiere), directed by Jim Mickle; STRANGER THINGS (World Premiere), directed by Eleanor Burke & Ron Eyal; STONE (New York Premiere), directed by John Curran; TENDER MERCIES, directed by Bruce Beresford; THE TESTED (World Premiere), directed by Russell Costanzo; WELCOME TO THE RILEYS (Centerpiece Film/East Coast Premiere), directed by Jake Scott; WHITE IRISH DRINKERS ( US Premiere), directed by John Gray.

 
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ARIAS WITH A TWIST, directed by Bobby Sheehan; BEAUTIFUL DARLING - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR CANDY DARLING, directed by James Rasin; CAMP VICTORY, AFGHANISTAN, directed by Carol Dysinger; CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER, directed by Alex Gibney; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN (New York Premiere), directed by Henry Corra; DON'T QUIT YOUR DAYDREAM (East Coast Premiere), directed by Clark Stiles & Merritt Lear; FIRST CIRCLE (World Premiere), directed by Heather Rae; GERRYMANDERING, directed by Jeff Reichert; GRACE PALEY: COLLECTED SHORTS (East Coast Premiere), directed by Lilly Rivlin; IN THE WAKE OF THE FLOOD (US Premiere), directed by Ron Mann; JOURNEY FROM ZANSKAR (East Coast Premiere), directed by Frederick Marx; THE KIDS GROW UP (New York Premiere), directed by Doug Block; LENNON NYC, directed by Michael Epstein; MADE IN INDIA (US Premiere), directed by Rebecca Haimowitz & Vaishali Sinha; MARWENCOL (New York Premiere), directed by Jeff Malmberg; MY LIFE WITH CARLOS, directed by German Berger-Hertz; MY SO-CALLED ENEMY (New York Premiere), directed by Lisa Gossels; ONE LUCKY ELEPHANT (East Coast Premiere), directed by Lisa Leeman; PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE (World Premiere), directed by Kenneth Bowser; RAY CHARLES AMERICA (World Premiere), directed by Alexis Manya Spraic; THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR (East Coast Premiere), directed by Anthony Waller & Ray Kurzweil; SOLA: LOUISIANA WATER STORIES (East Coast Premiere), directed by Jon Bowermaster; SOUNDS LIKE A REVOLUTION (US Premiere), directed by Summer Love & Jane Michener; WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN, directed by Yony Leyser; WINDFALL (New York Premiere), directed by Laura Israel.

 
WORLD CLASS SHORTS



The WFF has garnered a reputation for screening some of the most exciting films of the genre! The 2010 roster includes:

Haitian Shorts Program, in association with Haiti's Cine Institute. These 13 profoundly moving shorts, depict and explore the aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake. From incredible, personal stories of survival and heroism in the face of extreme adversity, to the challenge of rebuilding broken lives, this program personifies and celebrates the determination of people everywhere to find hope and inspiration in the most heartbreaking of circumstances.

Other popular WFF Shorts program topics include:
Animation: ANNA BLUME; THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER; DOWN TO THE BONE; GOLEM; LEBENSADER; THE LOST TRIBES OF NEW YORK CITY; LOVE AND THEFT; MUSIC SCENE; OLD FANGS; PRAYERS FOR PEACE; TEAT BEAT OF SEX: EPISODES HAIR AND SOUL.

Music: 5 VARIATIONS ON A LONG STRING; ROSCOE HOLCOMB: FROM DAISY KENTUCKY.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: ABRADED; DOT; GOD OF LOVE; SOME BOYS DON'T LEAVE; SUNDAY PUNCH.

Sex, Friends, Work: APPROPRIATE SEX; GAYBY; GENE; LIVE GIRLS; ME TIME; NOTHING HAPPENED; THE POSITION.

Short Docs: A CIRCLE AND THREE LINES; BORN SWEET; GOODBYE CHICKEN, FAREWELL GOAT; JOHN G. MORRIS 'ELEVEN FRAMES;' RESURRECTION MAN; WATERMELON MAN.

Shout & Twist: BANANA BREAD; BLACK OPS ARABESQUE; THE HARDEST PART; JUNKYARD JESUS; THE NEW TENANTS.

Journeys: HIROSAKI PLAYERS; JUNKO'S SHAMISEN; LIGHTS; MIRIAM'S SONG; OFF SEASON; SHADOW OF THE ROAD (BETZEL HA DERECH).

Teen Films, as well as shorts shown before features. For a complete listing of Shorts, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.


NEW! VIEW ON THE WEB! For the first time, WFF is offering online, live streaming of original, arthouse, music videos, enabling viewers anywhere in the world to participate in the WFF excitement. Among the selections, RISING BY LHASA DE SELA, ANYONE'S SONG, WE'LL BE ALRIGHT, and ADRIFT. Visit the WFF website for details.

 
OTHER EVENTS

PANELS: Stellar Discussions with Amazing Filmmakers-Always among our most in-demand events.
- MUSIC IN FILM - Music for Change, moderated by BMI's Doreen Ringer-Ross.
- ACTOR'S DIALOGUE - with EDIE FALCO, moderated by Martha Frankel.
- THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR - Technology & Humans-What Does The Future Hold? Moderated by Paul Hoffman.
- FILM MARKETING AND PUBLICITY - moderated by John Murphy.
- AMAZING WOMEN IN FILM - moderated by Thelma Adams.
- NEW DISTRIBUTION PARADIGMS - moderated by Bingham Ray.
- LEGAL ISSUES IN FILM - moderated by Elena M. Paul.
- DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP: THE CRAFT OF FILMMAKING - moderated by Heidi Ewing
- ENVIRONMENTALLY SPEAKING: IMPROVING OUR PLANET WITH THE POWER OF FILM - moderated by Lydia Dean Pilcher.

- RIVER OF WORDS AT THE MOVIES, A BOOK READING PARTY by WGA Award winner Nina Shengold and Woodstock photographer Jennifer May

 
IN THEATERS

PRINCE OF BROADWAY released in theaters on September 3.

Prince of Broadway is the story of Lucky, a charismatic hustler seeking out a living in the underbelly of New York's wholesale fashion district. An illegal immigrant from Ghana, Lucky makes ends meet by solicitingshoppers on the street with knock-off bran merchandise. Life is good for Lucky, but his dreams of a bigger life are suddenly upended when a child is thrust into his world by a woman who insists the toddler is his son. Set in the shadow of the Flatiron building and soaked in the colorful bustle of urban realism, Prince of Broadway reveals unseen lives creating their own knock-off of the American Dream.

Prince of Broadway will open in New York at the Angelika Film Center on September 3rd, in Los Angeles at the Sunset 5 on September 24th and at Chicago's Piper's Alley 4 on October 1st.

For updates about the film please visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prince-of-Broadway/52966116864.

 
SPONSORS

THANKS to our 2010 MAJOR SPONSORS

120db Films, Time Magazine, A&E Indie Films, Ketel One Vodka, BMI, Lowel Light, Teany, WDST, Panavision, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Sag Indie.

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