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OCTOBER 2012 NEWSLETTER

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JOIN US OCTOBER 10-14
TICKET INFO AND BOX OFFICE HOURS

NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

CHARITY BUZZ AUCTION

NEW ADDITIONS

HIDDEN GEMS

PANELS, CONCERTS, PARTIES

SPONSOR NEWS: TOYOTA


  TICKET INFO AND BOX OFFICE HOURS

Box office hours change during festival time. Remember, starting October 8 and going to October 13, the WFF Box Office is open from 9am-7pm.

On October 14, the box office will be open 9am-noon.

Tickets can also be purchased online at www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

  • Tickets for films range from $5-12
  • Panel tickets range from $12-15
  • The Maverick Awards Gala tickets are $75

*Please note: Anyone purchasing or who have purchased Putzel tickets for the Saturday night showing, the venue has changed to the Woodstock Playhouse. Refuge screening has been moved to Upstate Films Woodstock

  2012 MERCHANDISE NOW AVAILABLE
Eye of the World

Our 2012 merch can't be missed. Inspired by the poster art by local artist Bill Miller, this year's shirts take his "Eye of the World" linoleum design and lets you wear it all year long!

Woman's style, Unisex, male and female hoodies, hats and mugs are just some of the great pieces you can add to your wardrobe. Click HERE to purchase yours today before they run out!

 

CHARITY BUZZ AUCTION

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The Woodstock Film Festival has partnered with Charity Buzz, an organization that provides and promotes high-end entertainment related auction items for not for profit organizations and events.

As such, we have prepared a one-of-a-kind online auction to raise the much-needed funds for the festival, so we can continue to present an annual festival program and the year-round schedule of films, music and art related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.

This online auction will run for three weeks in October just before, during, and after this year's film festival.

Featured items include:
• An Audition with Casting Director Ellen Chenoweth in NYC for an Upcoming Film
• An Acting Class for 4 Taught By Vincent D'Onofrio in NYC
• Morgan Spurlock's "The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" Suit, Worn on CONAN
• Lunch with Susie Essman in NYC or Hudson, NY
• Lunch with Timothy Hutton at PJ Clarks in NYC
•A Week Long Stay at the 4 Bedroom Golden Pavilion Villa in Tortola, BVI
• Lunch with Oscar Winner and Melissa Leo in NYC, and
• A Family Legacy with a Bradford Renaissance Portrait

More to come including a one of a kind tour of Abbey Road Studios in London, stay tuned!

We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity, and we thank you for your support.

Visit Charity Buzz Auction Page

  New Additions to the Woodstock Film Festival

 

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Even getting down to the wire, we still have new things to announce!

This year's panels already had an impressive amount of industry professionals attending to speak on various subjects from Facebook to music to the silver screen, and now we have a few more. Melissa Leo has joined the Film & Television: The New Crossover Paradigms Between the Silver and Small Screen, John Pankow joined Sally Kirkland and Brian Geraghty on the Actor's Dialogue and Rachel Grady will now be joining the panel From Reel to Real: How Independent Films Impact Our World, adding to the discussion on how independent filmmakers and their creations can actually have a positive impact on the changes they call for in their films, and whether such change is possible to begin with.

The Pass will be performing at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock on Saturday, October 13th, for free. An electro-pop band based out of Louisville, Kentucky, mix elements of new wave, electro-pop, and psychedelic rock with haunting melodies and dance floor ready beats. Be prepared to move!


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VAMPS directed by Amy Heckerling
East Coast Premiere
Clueless director Amy Heckerling and star Alicia Silverstone reunite in Vamps, a cheeky, fresh comedy about two eternally young party girls navigating the dating world in the Big City. But even with lifetimes of dating experience behind them, the duo realizes they still have a lot to learn about love when Stacy (Krysten Ritter) unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody (Silverstone) runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier. The girls must decide if their chance at love is worth giving up their uncomplicated fabulously single lives forever. Cast features Alicia Silverstone,Krysten Ritter,Dan Stevens,Richard Lewis,Wallace Shawn,Justin Kirk,Kristen Johnston,Zak Orth,Amir Arison, Brian Backer, Meredith Scott Lynn, Taylor Negron, Marilu Henner, Malcolm McDowell, Sigourney Weaver.

  HIDDEN GEMS - DON'T MISS THESE!
California Solo

California Solo directed by Marshall Lewy
New York Premiere
Former Britpop rock star Lachlan MacAldonich, in a sublime performance by Robert Carlyle, finds himself at this precipice as a once promising music career is now awash in booze and self- loathing. Director Marshall Lewy’s, sophomore effort is a moving departure from his feature debut, the comedy Blue State as Lachlan, now a farm manager in southern California, faces deportation after another ill-fated night of drinking and driving. Now in an effort to stave off expulsion from the U.S. he must reconnect with his ex-wife and the daughter he barely knows and finally face the demons he has been avoiding to reclaim a life teetering on the edge.


In Our Nature Idle Threat directed by George Pakenham
A self-described vigilante, George Pakenham walks the streets of New York to stop what many see as a victimless crime: idling. What they don't realize is how they are contributing to the oil crisis, asthma and air pollution through their need for climate control. In order to raise awareness, Pakenham goes door-to-door, that is car door-to-car door explaining to unknowing drivers that they are breaking the law when they idle for more than three minutes. Responses vary from thanks to anger, but Pakenham never wavers. He wants the dangers that idling produces to be recognized as legitimate, and lobbies for the laws that are already in place to be enforced.

In Our Nature

In Our Nature directed by Brian Savelson
Nothing seems more capable of ruining Seth’s romantic weekend with his girlfriend, Andie, than his estranged father and young girlfriend crashing the party. Brian Savelson’s feature debut, In Our Nature is the story of troubled relationship between a father and his son. Seth (Zach Gilford) attempts to reconnect with his distant father, Gil (John Slattery), despite the presence of their respective girlfriends (played by Gabrielle Union and Jena Malone). Meanwhile, the women often find themselves similarly trapped within the issues surfacing between their partners, creating a dynamic and dramatic setting for the film to play its course.


Rolan Makes Movies

Refuge directed by Jessica Goldberg

A young woman, who has been taking care of her two younger siblings after having been abandoned by their parents, begins to fall in love with a man she met casually in a bar but struggles with issues of abandonment. With Krysten Ritter, Brian Geraghty, Madeleine Martin, Logan Huffman.


Rolan Makes Movies

Rolan Makes Movies directed by Anton Verstakov
North American Premiere
A film about the love of making movies, this fun and heartfelt documentary tells the story of Rolan, his video camera and his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Never mind the fact that he’s 10,000 kilometers from Hollywood in the heart of Siberia. That’s the least of his worries. Any filmmaker or movie-lover can relate to Rolan and the die-hard group of friends who follow his vision no matter how much (fake) blood will be spilled. Rolan’s rules of filmmaking include keeping his budget at nothing, unleashing the creative potential of his friends, and keeping his profit ratio right around 100-150 percent.


Strutter

Strutter directed by Allison Anders and Kurt Voss
East Coast Premiere
When struggling to get over a heavily invested relationship, sometimes you have to realize that the most important thing that you lost is yourself. That’s the lesson that aspiring California rocker Brett learns as he struggles to get over his ex, who left him for his idol and musical inspiration, a move that seemingly destroys all his dreams and plans. Strutter is a hilarious comedy of self-redemption and is the final installment of Allison Anders and Kurt Voss’s Southern California Musicians trilogy.


Words of Witness

Words of Witness directed by Mai Iskander
Set in the ancient culture of Egypt and moved forward by 22-year-old native Heba Afify, Words of Witness beautifully captures the journey of a nation as the audience is given a front seat in the revolution as it moves, through Heba’s eyes and ears, from excitement, hope, and disillusionment to ultimate determination to see authentic change. The fledgling reporter records new eruption with her pad and pen to both gather and disseminate the story via texts, Twitter and Facebook.


Virgin Tales

Virgin Tales directed by Mirjam von Arx
New York Premiere
One in eight girls in the US has vowed to remain “unsoiled” until marriage. For two years, the filmmakers follow the Wilson family, founders of the now famous Purity Balls to show how the religious right is grooming a young generation of virgins to embody an Evangelically-grounded Utopia in America.

  PANELS AND PARTIES

In addition to films, the Woodstock Film Festival is pleased to present a multitude of panels, where industry professionals come together to discuss the various topics relevant in the industry today.

FRI 10/12
• Facebook for Filmmakers and Artists: Marketing with Reid Rosefelt
SAT 10/13
• From Reel to Real: How Independent Films Impact Our World
Moderated by Robin Bronk and Featuring Meera Ghandi, Todd Wider, Rachel Grady, Jon Bowermaster, Mai Iskander
• Film & Television: the New Crossover Paradigms Between the Silver and Small Screen
Moderated by Thelma Adams, and featuring Blair Breard, Timothy Hutton, Alexie Gilmore, and Amy Heckerling
• Music in Film
Moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross, and featuring Amy Heckerling, David Kitay, Lauren Versel and Mollie Israel
• Distribution Paradigms
Moderated by Scott MaCaulay, and featuring Danielle DiGiacomo, David Laub, Ron Mann and Richard Abramowitz
SUN 10/14
• Actors' Dialogue
Moderated by Martha Frankel, and Featuring Sally Kirkland, Brian GEraghty and John Pankow
• Raising Funds
Moderated by Dana Offenbach and Featuring Elisabeth Holm, Stephen Hays, Robert L. Seigel and Claude dal Farra
• Producing in a Multi-Screen World: Co-Produced by the Producers Guild of America East
Moderated by Caitlin Burns and Featuring Peter Saraf, Blaine Graboyes and James Percelay

Of course, the excitement doesn't end there. WFF also hosts the Friday Night Filmmaker's Party, on Friday, October 12 at 10:00pm.

  festival music news

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What would the Woodstock Film Festival be without music? This year, in addition to the wide range of Focus on Music films screening, WFF will be presenting live performances, concerts and of course our BMI Music Discussion.

WED 10/10
• David Bromberg live after documentary David Bromberg Unsung Treasure Woodstock Playhouse 7:30pm
THUR 10/11
• Natalie Merchant live after documentary Dear Governor Cuomo... Woodstock Playhouse 6:30pm
• Simi Stone in Concert at Colony Cafe Woodstock 9pm
FRI 10/12
• Friday Night Filmmaker Party at SPAF with The Brandy Knights, Wine Teeth and Lindsey Webster 10pm
• The Pass at Colony Cafe at 8:00pm
• Charles Bradley in concert at Bearsville Theater Woodstock 9:30pm
SAT 10/13
• Aaron Freeman aka Gene Ween in concert at Colony Cafe Woodstock 7:00 and 10pm
• Paul Green and his Band of Monkeys at Maverick Award Gala BSP, Kingston 9pm
SUN 10/14
• Jeremy Bernstein in concert at Colony Cafe Woodstock 9pm

CHECK OUT ALL THE FOCUS ON MUSIC FILMS AND MUSIC VIDEOS!

Also, listen to songs from select films by tuning in to the 2012 WFF JUKEBOX

 

SPONSOR NEWS: WFF WELCOMES TOYOTA

 

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The Woodstock Film Festival welcomes Toyota as 2012 Silver Sponsor!

Toyota believes that, "eco-cars will give a positive contribution to the environment when widely used."

They company aims to create a low-carbon society by responding to the need to diversify energy sources. They will continue to improve the fuel efficiency of conventional combustion-engine cars (which accounts for the majority of their sales), while improving performance, reducing costs and expanding the company's product lineup. Through these efforts, hybrid technologies (consisting of the basic technologies necessary for development of various eco-cars) are regarded as their key technology to achieving a high level of fuel efficiency and drive performance. More specifically, Toyota thinks that electric vehicles will be used for short distance travels, while fuel cell vehicles will be used for long distance travel. Additionally, they believe a majority of the currently operating vehicles will be replaced with hybrids or plug-in hybrids in the future. To learn more about Toyota and products please visit www.Toyota.com or visit your local dealer.



In Kingston, NY, visit Prestige Toyota at 756 E Chester Street, Kingston, NY 12401