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November 2010, Part 2


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UPCOMING EVENTS
Songs From The Silver Screen BENEFIT
Saint Misbehavin' with Wavy Gravy

Career Day & Teen Screening - Rescheduled!

AUCTION ITEMS TO BENEFIT FILM CENTER
Judy Garland by Barry Feinstein
Peep Show by Tiziano Magni
Tequileros Making Tequila by Doug Menuez
Week Vacation in Tortola Private Villa
Horn Dog by Bill Plympton
Silver & Ruby Necklace from Serena

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE!

ACADEMY® AWARD NEWS

SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR MARWENCOL

GOTHAM AWARDS

ON DVD

HVFC RECAP


2010 WFF SPONSORS



 
UPCOMING EVENTS

SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN - Benefit Concert

On Saturday, December 4, 8pm, the Kleinert/James Art Center will host SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN—a benefit concert for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission FILM CENTER.  

Performed by jazz cabaret duo Ann Osmond & Dennis Yerry and joined by writer-performer Robert Burke Warren, this elegant and festive evening will feature an eclectic mix of memorable movie music, straddling many decades and styles.

Refreshments and treats will be served. A silent auction will feature Barry Feinstein's JUDY GARLAND.

For tickets and details, visit SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN


WAVY GRAVY IS COMING BACK TO WOODSTOCK

The Woodstock Film Festival is happy to announce that it will partner with Upstate Films to co-present the documentary SAINT MISBEHAVIN' : The Wavy Gravy Movie by Ripple Films on Saturday December 11 at 4pm at Upstate Films at Tinker Street in Woodstock. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with film director Michelle Esrick and the iconic Wavy Gravy.

In SAINT MISBEHAVIN' Wavy is revealed as more than the tie-dyed entertainer and ice-cream flavor namesake that often defines him in the popular imagination. Audiences will come to know the activist, the optimist and the healer who reaches beyond political, economic and cultural divisions in his commitment to social change and the alleviation of human suffering.

In 2006, WFF screened a work in progress of the film to a sold out house and is thrilled now to welcome Wavy and the finished film version back to Woodstock.

For tickets and complete details, visit SAINT MISBEHAVIN'


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CAREER DAY & TEEN SCREENING - RESCHEDULED!

Due to the unfortunate flooding during the fall festival, Career Day and the Teen Screening were postponed. Well now they're rescheduled and even better than before!

On DECEMBER 17, students from the region will enjoy a full day of one-on-one interactions with filmmakers, actors, producers and writers. Highlights from the schedule include:
 
  • Explorer/director Jon Bowermaster with his film Sola: Louisiana Water Stories
  • WFF board member, writer and Haiti's Cine Institute instructor Annie Nocenti with a selection of Haitian student films post earthquake
  • Stop-motion Animator Beck Underwood (Perfectly Perfect)
  • A representative from BCDF production studios in Kerhonksen, NY (Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, The Art of Love)
  • And a very special visit from actor/director Vincent D'Onofrio (Law & Order)
  • More TBA

  • At 7pm that same evening, the Teen Screening will be held at Onteora High School's Harry Simon Auditorium. Open to the Public. Please stay tuned for further details.

    AUCTION ITEMS TO BENEFIT FILM CENTER
     

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    JUDY GARLAND photo during her Last TV Show, 1962 print by Barry Feinstein

    Barry Feinstein's photographs are a unique and extraordinary record of many of the most significant personalities of our time. Starting in the late 1950s in Hollywood, Feinstein has photographed such cinema legends as Steve McQueen, Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Dennis Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, and many more. Feinstein's photographs of musical artists are among the most memorable of the genre. His images of Donovan, George Harrison, Janis Joplin, Miles Davis, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand and Bob Dylan are world renowned classics.

    Click Here for item specifications and to read more about the photographer.


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    PEEP SHOW, 1998 artist proof by Tiziano Magni

    For more than twenty years, photographer Tiziano Magni has been shooting some of the most super supermodels for spreads in the top glossies and high profile ad campaigns for prestigious fashion, beauty and automotive clients. In 2005, Magni photographed the Woodstock Film Festival's cover art and poster.

    Click Here for item specifications and to read more about the photographer.


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    TEQUILEROS MAKING TEQUILA, Tequila, Mexico. 2001 print by Doug Menuez

    Charity auction edition; archival C print (silver gelatin) with slight sepia tone; print size of 16"x20" with white borders around the image; signed verso in pencil by the artist.

    Cover photo from the sold out book HEAVEN, EARTH, TEQUILA: Un Viaje al Corazón de México featuring the work of award-winning photographer Douglas Menuez, who spent four years has creating a stunning body of images that explore the cultural side of tequila and of México itself.

    Click Here for item specifications and to read more about the photographer.


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    One week stay at the GOLDEN PAVILION VILLA in Tortola

    THE GOLDEN PAVILION VILLA is privately situated on 4 beautifully landscaped acres. This 5000 sq. ft. Balinese-inspired villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. It features stunning 180 degree ocean views, a heated infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor fire pit, billiards room, media room, office with fax/pc/wifi, gym, A/C in all primary rooms, 29’ powerboat and short walk to a perfect sandy beach.

    Click Here for more details.


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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK: HORN DOG, 2009 by animator Bill Plympton

    HORN DOG is the most recent in the "Dog" Series by famed animator and WFF Animation Programmer Bill Plympton.

    Mr. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation. In 1997 he was nominated for an Oscar for his short Your Face. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and "Spike and Mike's," he turned his talent to features. Since 1991 Bill has made eight feature films-six of them animated including the recent Idiots and Angels which made the 2010 Oscars® short list. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination, this time for Guard Dog, which is part of the highly successful Plympton dog series that includes Hot Dog, Guide Dog, and his most recent Horn Dog.

    Click Here for item specifications and to read more about the animator.


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    Sterling Silver & Ruby necklace from Serena's Olivia Collection

    This is a beautiful Sterling Silver hand hammered necklace with three Ruby drops. The pendant floats on a Sterling Silver 18" snake chain. A Sterling Silver lobster claw clasp has a small Ruby attached to it.

    Click Here for item specifications and to read more about the designer.

     
    WFF AND HVFC CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE


    A view from 13 Rock City

    WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL and HUDSON VALLEY FILM COMMISSION
    ON THEIR WAY TO A PERMANENT HOME!

    The Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission would like to thank all those who contributed to the capital campaign during the 2010 festival! You helped us get closer to our goal of $50,000 by the end of 2010 but we are not there yet, so please consider making a generous contribution.

    Please help us meet our goal by sending a tax deductible capital campaign contribution to Woodstock Film Festival, PO Box 1406, Woodstock, NY 12498 or dropping it off in person at 86 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498.

    For complete details or to make a contribution online, please click here

     
    ACADEMY AWARDS UPDATE

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced November 18 that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. One hundred-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.

    Among those included in the Documentary Feature short list are WFF Year Round Programming and Festival selections Gasland, William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe and Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer


    The Academy also announced the short list for Feature Animation. Among the 15 films on that short list is WFF beloved Animation Programmer Bill Plympton's Idiots and Angels.

    Good Luck to all those who made the short list. We wish you the best of luck in receiving nominations!

     
    SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS

    Nominations for the Independent Spirit Awards were recently announced.

    Marwencol, which won Best documentary honors at the 2010 WFF, received a nomination for Best Documentary and director Jeff Malmerg received a nomination for the Truer than Fiction Award. Marwencol documents the story on Hudson Valley resident Mark Hogancamp’s recovery from a vicious beating in this poignant film.

    Also nominated for multiple honors (best feature, director and screenplay) was Debra Granickfor her film Winter's Bone. Debra's previous film Down to the Bone was filmed in the Hudson Valley and won best narrative feature at the Woodstock Film Festival.

    Sullivan County resident Mark Ruffalo also received a nomination for best supporting lead in The Kids Are All Right.

    Congratulations to all...

     
    GOTHAM INDEPENDENT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

    Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone led the 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were announced Novemeber 29th at Cipriani Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.

    Best Feature went to
    Winter’s Bone, directed Debra Granik, produced by Alix Madigan-Yorkin

    Best Ensemble Performance went to
    Winter’s Bone, co starring Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser, Garret Dillahunt and Kevin Breznahan

    Breakthrough Director was awarded to Kevin Asch for Holy Rollers, which screened at the annual WFF Soho House benefit in April 2010.

     
    OUT ON DVD

    THE DRY LAND

    This summer, the Woodstock Film Festival presented The Dry Land to sold-out audiences at the Rosendale Theater in Rosendale, NY. Now's your chance to own the film on DVD.

    Directed by Ryan Piers Williams and starring America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), new comer Ryan O'Nan, Jason Ritter (The Event), Hudson Valley resident Melissa Leo (Frozen River), The Dry Land is the story of James (O'Nan), who returns from Iraq to face a new battle—reintegrating into his small-town life in Texas. His wife (America Ferrera), his mother (Melissa Leo), and his friend (Jason Ritter) provide support, but they can’t fully understand the pain and suffering he feels since his tour of duty ended.

    To purchase The Dry Land CLICK HERE

     
    HVFC RECAP

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    It's been a busy month for film production.

    The Art of Love directed by Maggie Greenwald and starring Aidan Quinn, Virginia Madsen, Olympia Dukakis and Nat Wolff wrapped production in ULSTER COUNTY with a day on the certified stage on Route 209 in Accord and a location shoot in Woodstock featuring of all things, Puritans and a witch burning. See more

    Goshen based Willy-Gilly Productions Inc. was in production in ORANGE COUNTY on the film Collar directed by David Wilson. Seven new scenes for the film featured Tom Sizemore as Chief Hamilton Markham, Richard Roundtree as Reverend Sparks and Rebecca De Mornay as Mayor Ramona “Nomi” Billingsley. See more

    In COLUMBIA COUNTY's Germantown, Angels—a period piece set in 1939—was in production with a cast of 5 and crew of over 20 on a remarkable Hudson River estate that was recommended by the film commission. See more

    In DUTCHESS COUNTY, John Bongiorno directed a music video featuring The Five Points Band and a motley crew of extras at The historical Cunneen Hackett Theater and other locations in and around Poughkeepsie.

    Upcoming shoots include an unnamed TV series from Sirens Media (Real Housewives of NJ) in GREENE COUNTY and a Japanese TV spot to be filmed in Ellenville, NY.

    For more info visit Hudson Valley Film Commission