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SAINT MISBEHAVIN' WITH WAVY GRAVY

TEEN SCREENING

CAREER DAY
featuring Vincent D'Onofrio

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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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!


WAVY GRAVY BACK TO WOODSTOCK

Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie - Theatrical Trailer from Ripple Effect Films on Vimeo.

"SAINT MISBEHAVIN' is an unabashed love letter to the world that defies the cynicism of our age." wrote Stephen Holden in The New York Times.

On Saturday, December 11, 4pm at Upstate Films at Woodstock, the Woodstock Film Festival and Upstate Films will co-present the long-awaited documentary, followed by a very special Q&A with the iconic Wavy Gravy and the film's director Michelle Esrick.

In SAINT MISBEHAVIN': The Wavy Gravy Movie, 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 that included Odetta, Michael Lang and free Wavy Gravy ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. WFF is thrilled to welcome Wavy and the finished film back to Woodstock.

For tickets and complete details, visit SAINT MISBEHAVIN'

 
TEEN SCREENING

SAVE THE DATE: DECEMBER 17 for 2010 TEEN FILM PROGRAM

The 2010 Teen Film Program will screen December 17, 7:00pm at the Harry Simon Auditorium at Onteora High School, Boiceville NY. Admission is free but a suggested donation of $5 would be most appreciated. Proceeds offset cost of screening, venue and also benefit the Onteora Tech Crew.

The Woodstock Film Festival is proud to present its Annual 2010 Teen Film Program—official student film selections of the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival. A Q&A with student filmmakers will follow the screening. The event marks WFF's yearly commitment to presenting and promoting teen films and high school students from around the world who make them.

The 2010 Teen Film Program will feature a selection of films from local students including Onteora High School's Lauren Tischler, Edith Lerner and Addison Cook. Two films—Can We Talk and What I Love were produced at the Woodstock Film Festival Summer Initiative with guest instructor Annie Nocenti, who teaches regularly in Haiti at the Ciné Institute.

"What sets teen films apart from all other films is the fresh perspective, the honesty and the passion that usually comes through..."- Heidi Johnson, WFF Office Manager and Youth Initiative Coordinator

Topics range from an adaptation of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (Tischler) to the survival of an innocent fruit in the animated film Apple by Roman Rhyse-Kleckanda.

For a complete list of films, visit 2010 TEEN FILM PROGRAM.

CAREER DAY

 


Vincent D'Onofrio at
2010 Woodstock Film Festival

During school hours on December 17, the Woodstock Film Festival will present CAREER DAY in conjunction with Onteora Central Schools. Select students from the region will enjoy an entire day of one-on-one interaction with filmmakers, actors, producers, writers, animators and other from the film business. CAREER DAY is a rare and highly practical opportunity for students who are interested in careers within film and media fields.
  Highlights from the schedule include:
A very special visit from actor/director Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, JFK, Men in Black, Law & Order)
Writer and Cine Institute instructor Annie Nocenti with a selection of post earthquake student films from Haiti.
Explorer/director Jon Bowermaster (Sola: Louisiana Water Stories)
A representative from BCDF production studios in Kerhonksen, NY (Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, The Art of Love)
Stop-motion Animator Beck Underwood (Perfectly Perfect)


""We are a small school with great opportunities. Our students are very lucky to have access to great filmmakers and acting talent. Consequently, our students make some pretty good films. . ."" said Onteora High School liaison and teacher David Nelsen Epstein.

Since its inception, the Woodstock Film Festival has been committed to youth and education as a means to positive development, conflict resolution and an opportunity for growth. Career Day is part of WFF's Youth Initiative Program which is made possible with grants from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation, SAGIndie and The U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program.

 
AUCTION ITEMS TO BENEFIT FILM CENTER
 

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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.

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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, Barbara Streisand and Bob Dylan are world renowned classics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

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SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN - MUSICAL SUCCESS!

Thanks for joining us last Saturday night for a magical evening of SONGS FROM THE SILVER SCREEN featuring Ann Osmond, Dennis Yerry and Robert Burke Warren.

The sold out event featured stellar performances on vocals, piano, melodica, guitar and uke with a delightful roster of soundtrack favorites from films including The Third Man, The Blue Angel, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Graduate, Easter Parade, Goldfinger, Thunderball, Tommy and many more. WFF board member Lauri Andretta suggested that the trio hit the road with their act and we could not agree more.

Thanks to Sav-on for the cabaret tables, Empire Merchants and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, The Woodstock Music Shop for the sound and to The Woodstock Guild for the beautiful space.


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

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