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AUGUST 2012 NEWSLETTER

 


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SPECIAL SCREENING: "FOR ELLEN" WITH PAUL DANO

HVPG: INSIDE THE PERFECT CIRCLE THE ODYSSEY OF JOEL THOME

OFFICIAL WFF 2012 POSTER ART

FULL FESTIVAL PASSES AVAILABLE

WFF AND LOCAL CHAMBERS & MERCHANTS

IN THEATERS
Why Stop Now
The Bourne Legacy

MUSIC NEWS
Woodstock's Max Schneider tour comes to NY

SPONSOR NEWS

HUDSON VALLEY FILM COMMISSION NEWS


 

SPECIAL SCREENING OF "FOR ELLEN" WITH GUEST PAUL DANO

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On Saturday, August 18, the Woodstock Film Festival will hold a special one-time screening of the indie film For Ellen. The film stars Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Ruby Sparks), Jena Malone (Donnie Darko, The Hunger Games), and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory).

Dano, Director So Yong Kim and Producer Jen Gatien will all be in attendance for the screening as well as a Q&A afterwards.

"This film has been on our radar for awhile now," said WFF executive director Meira Blaustein. "Dano is brilliant and Kim has an amazing way of getting the audience involved in more than just the story. When you see this film, you somehow become a part of the fabric by investing your own emotions."

Read more about the event HERE

Tickets can be purchased through WFF's website

 

HVPG PRESENTS: INSIDE THE PERFECT CIRCLE THE ODYSSEY OF JOEL THOME

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The Hudson Valley Programmers Group will be screening the award-winning documentary Inside the Perfect Circle: The Odyssey of Joel Thome this Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12. Saturday's screening will be held at the Rosendale Theatre at 7 pm and Sunday's will be at Upstate Films Woodstock beginning at 8:30 pm. A Q&A with renowned composer Thome will take place after both screenings. Saturday's Rosendale show will have a special musical performance by Thome as well as a reception following for an additional cost.

Inside The Perfect Circle provides a close personal look at Thome's career and philosophy. He collaborated extensively with Frank Zappa arranging the rock icon's music for symphony orchestra and rock band. He was awarded a Grammy for his work with Zappa and guitarist Steve Vai, and was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 1998, Joel lost the use of his left arm and was forced to undergo years of recovery. Using music as a resource for healing, he was able to resume composing and returned to the stage to perform his graphically notated mandala scores. (HVPG)

Tickets can be purchased for the Rosendale show HERE and for Woodstock's screening HERE. Tickets for the reception MUST be purchased in advance for admittance. Tickets are $10 for the show as well as an additional $10 for the reception.

 

OFFICIAL WFF 2012 POSTER ART BY BILL MILLER

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The Woodstock Film Festival is extremely excited to unveil the official poster art for the 13th Annual Woodstock Film Festival! Titled "Eye of the World" by Kerhonkson artist Bill Miller, this piece is entirely made out of recycled vintage linleoum. Using just the found surface without any additional paint, Miller has crafted a representation of the mountainous Hudson Valley while the eye holding the universe looks out from Woodstock.

“It’s a real honor and privilege to be selected,” said Miller. “I hope my interpretation of this area as both a cultural center of gravity and a place of natural beauty resonates with people who see it.”

This year's poster will be available for purchase beginning in late August. Limited quantity posters signed by Miller, t-shirts and commemorative merchanside will all be available for purchase at WFF's box office located at 13 Rock City Rd. or online at SOUVENIRS

 

FULL FESTIVAL PASSES NOW AVAILABLE

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2012 Woodstock Film Festival FULL PASSES are now available and extremely limited.
For the ultimate WFF experience, why not consider a Full Festival Pass?

Purchasing a Full Festival Pass will gain you:
—Priority seating for screenings and panels
—Access to all parties and awards ceremonies
—A 2012 t-shirt, WFF cap and a signed WFF poster by artist Bill Miller.

This pass eliminates tough decisions and allows for a full festival experience in the beautiful towns of Woodstock, Rosendale, Rhinebeck, Saugerties and Kingston. For more info, click here.

 

WFF TO TEAM UP WITH LOCAL CHAMBERS

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The Woodstock Film Festival has been working along with the local towns we screen in to really make the festival a community event. With help from local chambers, we have some exciting things in store for merchants as well as community members. Special offers will be available for WFF ticket holders in some areas, so stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks.

Visit our local chambers at Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce, Rosendale Chamber of Commerce, Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Saugerties Chamber of Commerce

 

IN THEATERS

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The Bourne Legacy- August 10

Partly shot at the Plumb Bronson House in Hudson, NY.

The narrative architect behind the "Bourne" film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: "The Bourne Legacy." The writer/director expands the "Bourne" universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. 

For "The Bourne Legacy," Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
 

The nationwide release launches Friday, August 10.


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Why Stop Now — A funny thing happened on the way to rehab

From Hudson Valley based BCDF Pictures, comes Whay Stop Now — the story of Eli Smith (Jesse Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, dealing with his troubled mother, Penny (Melissa Leo), and enlisting help from a hapless drug dealer, Sprinkles (Tracy Morgan), on the day he has an audition for a prestigious music program. Events spiral comically out f control as this gang of misfits faces the mistakes of the past, the challenges of the future, and the possibilities of love. (ICM)

In theaters begining August 17 courtesy of IFC Films. Special screening at Rosendale Theatre on August 31.

 

MUSIC NEWS

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Max Schneider Make It In America Tour Update

Woodstock's own Max Schneider, the multi-talented 20-year-old who currently stars in Nickelodeon's How to Rock, is on the road with his first headliner Make It In America Tour. Catch his show on August 20 at a special NYC show at Webster Hall.

Growing up in Woodstock, Max got has acting chops at through the Woodstock Youth Theater and his feature film break with the Hudson Valley produced feature film The Last Keepers with Olympia Dukakis, Virginia Madsen and recent Spirit of Woodstock presenter Aidan Quinn.

Schneider will treat fans to a special performance in NYC's Webster Hall August 20 at 7 pm. For ticket info and to purchase click HERE

 

SPONSOR NEWS: THE GIVING BACK FOUNDATION

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Meera Gandhi at the United Nations

The Woodstock Film Festival would like to acknowledge The Giving Back Foundation for their continuous support of the festival.

The Giving Back Foundation was established in 2010 by Meera Gandhi with the support of her husband Vikram Gandhi as a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization. Its beneficiaries are carefully selected existing charities around the world, with special emphasis on women and children in need.

Directly assisting education of women and children, addressing illness, poverty and suffering are the primary activities of the Giving Back Foundation, whose motto is, "We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it."

The Giving Back Foundation also exists as a platform for debate and discussion, as philanthropic activities continue to evolve around the world.

*Stay tuned for the announcement of the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award honoree later this month!

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson Valley Film Commmission News





On location with Promised Land
Photo by Greg Meola




Cassidy with Davina
Photo by David Kupferberg

Production kicks off Thursday, Ausuts 9 on Moshe Mones' Dovid Meyer. The feature film, which includes locations in the UK and Israel was adapted by Mones from the novel “Dovid Meyer, The Orphan From Jerusalem” written by G. Salber.

Production continues on three German TV films based on the Katie Fforde novels. Production is based out of Dutchess County and continues through September. Upcoming shoots include locations in Woodstock.

Meanwhile, The Discovery Channel, The Hidstory Channel, Sci-Fi and Subaru have all been scouting for upcoming productions. We'll keep you up to date on developments. TO keep up to date on HVFC news and posts, join us on Facebook.

Joe Turner Lin's Promised Land, recently wrapped production. Locations included the Callanan Quarry in Kingston, Art Farm in Accord and Comeau Property Stewardship in Woodstock. In Promised Land, three generations of reckless and unsustainable development have transformed the future environment into an almost total wasteland. Jackson, the teenaged son of a bounty hunter, is enlisted into his first patrol—and is forced into a brutal choice between his father's principles and his own sense of humanity.

Student Academy Award nominated director Leah Meyerhoff (Twitch) wrapped production on Unicorns in Campbell Hall and other parts of Orange County. Unicorns tells the story of a teenage girl who escapes her obligations to her disabled mother by running away with an older boy. As their new relationship turns emotionally and then physically abusive, she attempts to escape to a fantasy world but ultimately must learn to face her stark reality and reconnect with the life she left behind.