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June 2011 Newsletter

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HVPG PRESENTS: MY SO-CALLED ENEMY

SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK
Celebration on the Hudson

WAB SPOTLIGHT

SALVATION BOULEVARD COMES TO WOODSTOCK



 
HVPG TOURS MY SO-CALLED ENEMY

HUDSON VALLEY PROGRAMMERS GROUP PRESENTS SPECIAL SCREENING OF
MY SO-CALLED ENEMY
, FEATURING FILMMAKER LISA GOSSELS

The Hudson Valley Programmers Group, a division of WFF & HVFC, is proud to announce that Emmy-Award® Winning Filmmaker Lisa Gossels will present her thought-provoking and multi-award winning documentary film
My So-Called Enemy throughout the Hudson Valley from June 12-14.

In 2002, 22 Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls traveled to the U.S. to participate in a women's leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. My So-Called Enemy is about 6 of the girls and how the transformative experience of knowing their "enemies" as human beings meets with the realities of their lives at home in the Middle East over the next seven years.

ATTENTION PARENTS & TEENS: On June 13, filmmaker Lisa Gossels will host a special FREE SCREENING & WORKSHOP exclusively for teens at the Film Center in Woodstock. There is limited space available. For more information, please call 845.679.4265.

TOUR DATES
June 12, 1 pm at Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
June 13, 6:30 pm, Teen Only Screening in the Markertek Room @ FILM CENTER in Woodstock
*if you have a teen interested in attending, call 845.679.4265
June 14, 6:45 pm at Spectrum 8, 290 Delaware Avenue, Albany, NY 12209

 
JOIN US FOR SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK CELEBRATION

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WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES
INAUGURAL SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK CELEBRATION ON THE HUDSON


The Woodstock Film Festival is happy to announce that it will be hosting its first Spirit of Woodstock Celebration on Saturday, July 9 at 7pm. This summer gala will honor Woodstock's own Michael Lang, one of the founding producers of the 1969 Woodstock Art and Music Festival. It will begin a series of annual events along the Hudson River; each celebrating film, music and art, while benefiting the Woodstock Film Festival.

The evening will take place in a penthouse loft overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a creative, fun dinner will be generously provided by celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani.

Musician Tracy Bonham will perform, as well as several other musical artists.

To reserve TICKETS for this special even, visit SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK.

Also offered is a round-trip Party Bus from Woodstock to Poughkeepsie. There is limited space on the bus. To make your BUS reservation, Spriti of WoodstockPartyBus

 
SALVATION BOULEVARD TO SCREEN IN WOODSTOCK

WFF PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF SALVATION BOULEVARD
AT UPSTATE FILMS IN WOODSTOCK, JULY 13

Based on the hit book by renowned Woodstock Author Larry Beinhart, Salvation Boulevard is the story of Pastor Dan, a charismatic preacher who has captivated a city with his charm. Ex-deadhead and recovering hippie Carl is one of the loyal sheep in his flock. When Dan finds himself in a compromising situation, Carl is called into service in a most unconventional way. The mega-church is cast into shadow, and a hellish storm begins brewing that could jeopardize its entire existence. The road to hell—in this case, Salvation Boulevard—is paved with good intentions—gone hysterically wrong. Director George Ratliff peels back the onion to take a satirical look at Christian fanaticism—one guilty pleasure at a time. (Synopsis courtesy of Sundance). Film courtesy of IFC Films.

Salvation Boulevard stars A-list cast including Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear and Marisa Tomei.The screening will include Director George Ratliff and writer Larry Beinhart.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, July 13th at 8:30 PM at Upstate Films in Woodstock, NY. To purchase tickets, visit Salvation Boulevard

  WITHOUT A BOX SPOTLIGHT ON WOODSTOCK CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

 

The 12th Annual WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL (WFF), attracting film and music lovers from around the world for a week of outstanding films, concerts, workshops, celebrity-led panels, an award gala, and fantastic parties. An intimate gathering set amidst the stunning vistas of historic Woodstock, New York, emerging filmmakers will find ample opportunity to rub elbows with top industry players and make excellent connections throughout the event.

Hailed by indieWIRE as a "True American Maverick Among Fests" and one of the "Top 50 Film Festivals in the World," the WFF is a hotbed for the best independent films year after year. Program highlights from the 2010 season include Oscar-winning short film GOD OF LOVE, sold-out screenings of HENRY'S CRIME followed by Q&A's with co-stars Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga, Spirit Award-winner MARWENCOL, and festival circuit darling STRANGER THINGS which went on to win Slamdance's Grand Jury Sparky Award. The Festival presents an independent and artistic atmosphere that seamlessly combines cultural, educational, and artistic endeavors. Actor Ethan Hawke recently praised WFF as "among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art and craft of filmmaking."

The industry's top actors, filmmakers, and industry members serve on the Awards Jury and present over $50,000 USD worth of cash awards and in-kind prizes. The Maverick Awards are presented for Best Feature, Documentary, Short Documentary, Short Film, Student Film, Cinematography, Editing, and Animation (sponsored by Blue Sky Studios), along with Audience Awards. Esteemed members of the film world who have participated include Ang Lee, Adrian Grenier, Steve Buscemi, Kevin Smith, Ethan Hawke, Vera Farmiga, Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Woody Harrelson, Jonathan Demme, Richard Linklater, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, and Tim Robbins as well as reps from IFC, Magnolia Pictures, Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, HBO, A&E, Focus Features, The Weinstein Company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, and more.

UPCOMING DEADLINE
June 14, 2011

For complete details, see call for entries spotlight

 
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

MEET MARY GIULIANI CATERING & EVENTS

In 2005 Ryan and Mary Giuliani took a leap of faith and started Mary Giuliani Catering & Events based on a shared love of entertaining, food and hospitality. Their commitment to sourcing the best food and beverage items and spotting unique entertaining trends in a down to earth approachable manner has kept them the talk of New York for the past 6 years.

They realized early on, that it takes a village, so it was very important when building their “work family” that they found talented, like minded, courteous, professional, playful souls to join them. The company philosophy is work hard and play hard and together the MGCE Team proves year after year to be the best in the business.

Clients continue to use the talented MGCE family for their unique, whimsical approach to high end entertaining, their hands on boutique customer service and contagious passion for what they do. Fancy can also be FUN and MGCE serves up the finest quality food and beverage in a way that keeps guests talking.

For more details about Mary, visit http://www.marygiuliani.com

 
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