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The WFF Box Office will be open Sept. 12 - Sept. 29, Wednesday - Sunday from noon - 6pm.
On Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 the Box Office is open every day from 9am-7pm.

The Box Office is located at 13 Rock City Road, in the heart of Woodstock.

This year WFF is pleased to announce a new venue for screenings- the Orpheum Theatre in Saugerties.

All concert tickets will be sold in advance online or at the WFF Box Office as well as at the door. Same Box Office hours apply. Concert tickets prices range from $20-$50.

Box office hours change during festival time. Remember, starting September 30 and going to October 6, the WFF Box Office is open from 9am-7pm.

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

  • Tickets for films range from $5-20
  • Panel tickets range from $15
  • The Maverick Awards Gala tickets are $75
NARRATIVE HIGHLIGHTS



middleton

Starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga

AT MIDDLETON
Directed by Adam Rodgers
Starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga

Q&A with actor/producer Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga and director Adam Rogers

Spotlight Screening

At Middleton subverts all expectations of a standard college romance, focusing on the bittersweet adult years of two unsatisfied parents who come together in a single afternoon of magic. Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia star in Adam Rodgers’s romantic dramedy as eccentric mother, Edith, and straight-laced father, George, two strangers who come to life in one another’s company and decide to play hooky on their respective children’s college tour. While At Middleton initially seems to follow the college hopefuls; Edith and George quickly steal the focus of what becomes a revealing and enlightening experience for the two adults. The parents come together despite their opposing temperaments in an afternoon reminiscent of their lost youth, ditching the textbook tour for a crash course in the pursuit of passion. READ MORE


bastards
Starring Gregory Perri and Amelia Martin

BASTARDS OF YOUNG
Directed by Hudson Valley native Josiah Signor
Q&A with Director Josiah Signor
World Premiere

Refreshingly authentic, Bastards of Young is a debut feature that puts a new twist on the coming of age cliché… maybe because everyone has already come of age. Jen (Amelia Martin) has reached a breaking point with her husband of ten years while Jesse (Gregory Perri), is an artist turned schoolteacher who refuses to accept that the couple were married too young. Jen and Jesse are forced to face buried emotions at their old college friends Kevin (Christopher J. Domig) and Julie’s (Lucy Walters) annual Halloween party. The couple must confront their own adulthood while Kevin and Julie work to do the same. Even Halloween costumes fail to maintain youthful spirits as sex, drugs and rock n’ roll intermingle with thoughts of pregnancy, adultery and divorce. READ MORE...


bguide
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alex Wolff and Katie Chang

A BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING
Directed by Rob Meyer
Starring Ben Kingsley
Q&A with director Rob Meyer, Alex Wolf and Katie Chang (Bling Ring)

Filmed in the Hudson Valley


David Portnoy is a 15 year-old birding fanatic who has made the discovery of a lifetime…or so he thinks. Now, on the eve of his father’s remarriage he sets out with his two best friends on a bizarre road trip to confirm his rare sighting. Nerdy, naive, and totally unequipped to handle the challenges of the real world, the band hold it together through misfortune upon misadventure as well as their own ineptitude. Rob Meyer’s feature debut is a unique coming of age comedy featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley as David’s ornithologist idol. As David begins to come to terms with his father’s impending marriage he realizes that there is more to life than his birding obsession. READ MORE...




concussion

Starring Robin Weigert

CONCUSSION
Q&A with director Stacie Passon

Abby is a middle age, married lesbian housewife who, after suffering a blow to the head, awakens with a new desire for something more than her banal suburban existence. Walking the city streets, Abby remembers what it felt like to be sexy, and her pent-up libido shakes off its inhibitions. She creates a dual life as a high-end escort named Eleanor. Stacie Passon delivers a sensually hypnotic directorial debut, while Robin Weigert’s performance is a powerful sexual double take delicately balancing two very different and complicated women. Concussion delves into the thorny issues of midlife crises and what emerges is a portrait of a woman on the verge of sexual liberation.

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escape

Starring Roy Abramsohn



ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
Directed by Randy Moore
East Coast Premiere


One of the most controversial films of the year!

Disney from the dark side. Like nothing you've ever seen, Randy Moore's directorial debut is a bold and ingenious trip to the happiest place on earth, where newly unemployed, middle-aged American (played by Roy Abramsohn) embarks on a full day of park hopping amid enchanted castles and fairytale princesses with his nagging wife and two wound-up children. Soon, the manufactured mirth of the fantasy land around him begins to haunt his subconscious and the idyllic family vacation quickly unravels into a surrealist nightmare of paranoid visions, bizarre encounters and an obsessive pursuit of a pair of sexy teenage Parisians. Chillingly shot in black and white to create a neo-noir effect that has led critics to compare Escape from Tomorrow to the work of Roman Polanski and David Lynch.




kilimanjaro

Starring Brian Geraghty

KILIMANJARO
Directed by Walter Strafford
Q&A with director Walter Strafford and producer Ryan Piers Williams

For years, Doug Collins has been working a soul-sucking job and coming home to an increasingly loveless relationship. After his girlfriend moves out, Doug pushes himself to live a more fulfilling life starting with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Life pushes back. In the face of challenges from every direction, Doug struggles to make his way to the mountaintop.



lostonpurpose

Starring James Lafferty, Aaron Hill, Jane Kaczmarek, C. Thomas Howell

LOST ON PURPOSE
Directed by Eshom and Ian Nelms
NY Premiere

Starring James Lafferty (One Tree Hill),
Jane Kaczmarek and C. Thomas Howell
Q&A with Director Eshom Nelms and with a musical performance by actor Peter Donovan, from the band All the Real Girls.

Ambling well past their mid-twenties, brothers Rooker (Lafferty) and Randall Lee are beginning to learn just how unaccommodating the universe really is. Rather than bend to their plans, it’s instead kept them working on a dairy farm for the past several years in the company of three close friends, Leslie, Jackie, Wade, and their boss Elizabeth James (Jane Kaczmarek). Ms. Liz is a woman whose unforgiving, temperamental nature is a force to be reckon with, even to a fault. So when co-op owner, Delbert Furgeson (C. Thomas Howell), threatens to dismantle her operation with a buyout, she’s more than ready to man the barricades and meet him head on. Meanwhile, the Lee brothers and friends come face-to-face with their own demons throughout the film, each struggling to find his place in the world.




taichi

Starring Keanu Reeves and Tiger Chen

MAN OF TAI CHI
Directed by Keanu Reeves
East Coast Premiere

Q&A with Producer Lemore Syvan

Set in modern Beijing, Man of Tai Chi marks Keanu Reeves’s directorial debut. The spectacular martial-arts epic stars Matrix stuntman Tiger Chen and features fight choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping.

Also starring Reeves, Man of Tai Chi follows the spiritual journey of a young martial artist whose unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. As the fights intensify, so does his will to balance pacifist principles with violent impulses.




emmanuel

Starring Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL
Directed by Francesca Gregorini
Starring Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina

Q&A with Director Francesca Gregorini

Director Francesca Gregorini pulls audiences underwater and into a world of fragility and twisted perceptions in this sophomore feature starring Jessica Biel (7th Heaven) and Kaya Scodelario (Skins).

Linda is a new mother in a new town who manages to find companionship in her neighbor Emanuel, a troubled teenager who refuses to forgive herself for the death of her own mother. Emanuel quickly becomes Linda’s closest friend and confidant when she begins baby sitting Linda’s infant daughter Chloe, immersing herself into Linda’s personal life as she grows increasingly distant from her own family. Gregorini follows Emanuel’s search for intimacy, whether it be from the false maternal presence that Linda provides or the delicate yet distant affections from Claude, a boy from the train who catches her eye. As Emanuel grows closer to Linda, she finds herself drowned in the secrets of Linda’s jarring reality and the women struggle to stay afloat as old memories tempt their lost minds beneath the waves.




winterinblood

Starring Chaske Spencer, David Morse, Julia Jones and David Cale

WINTER IN THE BLOOD
Directed by Andrew and Alex
Smith
East Coast Premiere
Q&A with Director Alex Smith and Actors Chaske Spencer, Julia Jones and David Cale

Virgil First Raise wakes in a ditch on the plains of Montana, battered and hung-over. His wife has left him and taken his beloved rifle.

Virgil embarks on a wild and darkly comic odyssey fueled by alcohol to retrieve the rifle. Ultimately, he finds himself. Adapted from the celebrated novel of the same name, Winter in the Blood is largely a visualization of internal memories and thoughts. The audience is never quite sure what is real and what isn’t because Virgil isn’t so sure either.

Filmed on location in Montana, with gorgeous cinematography and a haunting and evocative score, this is a melancholic and surreal depiction of a distraught hero trying to make peace with his past and his identity.

DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS






AMERICAN JESUS
Directed by Adam Garriga
World Premiere

Q&A with producers Larry Fessenden and Brent Kunkle

Why is there a polarization between the Left and the Right within American Society? Why are there millions of Americans waiting for the end of the world? How does that effect American foreign policy in the Middle East? Why is Christian Pop Culture a growing multi-billion dollar industry? How does spirituality express through the American Dream?

These are some of the questions that American Jesus explores through a wide array of characters that truly represent the American social texture in its very different spheres. Christian organizations, Christian pop culture specialists, secular analysts, apocalyptic preachers and their view of the End Times, Christian bikers, cowboys & wrestlers, creating an enriching and otherwise impossible dialog and drawing a map of American Christianity as it remains today.

American Jesus offers a unique and unseen approach to a subject that has been under constant exploration over the last decades, portraying a wide array of characters from a non-judgemental perspective and letting the viewer extract his own conclusions.







AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS
Q&A with director Grace Lee
New York Premiere


What constitutes revolution? 98-year old writer and radical activist Grace Lee Boggs has no hesitations when it comes to changing the world, one conversation at a time.

Filmmaker Grace Lee initially sought out Grace Lee Boggs due to their shared name but instead found a breath of rebellious inspiration in Boggs that continues to motivate nonviolent philosophies of civil rights growth, revolution and evolution. Once a 1960s militant, the Detroit-based activist Boggs continues to challenge expectations through her lifelong devotion to the African American movement and fight for individual freedoms. "The time has come for a new dream," Boggs says, relying on the ever-evolving artistry of conversation to fuel the fire of revolution. American Revolutionary is a story of growth: of Boggs' lifetime commitment to activism, of filmmaker Grace Lee, and of the viewer as they align with Boggs' philosophy of positivity and change.







BRAVE MISS WORLD
Q&A with director Cecilia Peck
NY Premiere

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman's journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.







GOD LOVES UGANDA

God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry.

The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the task of eliminating "sexual sin" and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.

Offering a portrait of Lou Engle, creator of The Call, a public event that brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin, God Loves Uganda records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandan.

Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams, director of this feature debut; provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he's served by a white-coated chef.

Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.







I AM A VISITOR IN YOUR WORLD
Q&A with director Miguel Silveira
World Premiere


Rebecca Babcock is for all intents a normal young woman, but her life was tragically altered at the age of 25 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. Undeterred by her disease she took to the blogosphere to inspire others. Director Miguel Silveira and filmmakers Scott Busch and Ehsan Ghoreishi, in their feature documentary premiere, capture an unflinching depiction that is both graphic in its authenticity and honest in painting a true portrait of living with a life altering illness.

Silveira's access to Rebecca and her on going treatment will lead you on an emotional journey as she fights not just her disease, but also the medical system that is stacked against her. Her words moved and inspired a nation of readers that followed her to keep up their own struggles. Now I Am a Visitor in Your World tells Rebecca's story and we find out that she was more than just passing through.







MAGICAL UNIVERSE
Q&A with director Jeremy Workman
New York Premiere


Step into the unique and thought-provoking world of lifetime outsider artist Al Carbee, an 88-year old eccentric who spends his days creating outlandish works of art featuring Barbie Dolls. Filmmaker Jeremy Workman has spent over a decade of friendship with Carbee compiling extensive footage and memories to provide audiences with a look into the magical universe of Carbee's bizarre creative force.

What began as a simple trip to Maine with his girlfriend became, over time, a life-changing partnership between Workman and Carbee that culminates in this extraordinary bio-pic, a glimpse of an otherwise unknown artist's lifelong body of work. Workman is able to come full-circle in this documentary and brings his audience along with him, revealing the astoundingly powerful role of companionship and creativity in the human mind while emphasizing the importance of mutual inspiration. Magical Universe provides a priceless look at the immeasurable wonder of creative drive and inspiration.


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THE MANOR
Q&A with director Shawney Cohen
US Premiere


For his bar mitzvah, filmmaker Shawney Cohen asked for a set of hockey pads. His father bought him a lap dance instead. Since the family owns a strip club, he surely got a discount.

In the tradition of Grey Gardens, The Manor is an unblinking yet compassionate portrait of a family and its demons. Father Roger weighs almost 400 pounds. Mother Brenda weighs only 85 pounds. Brother Sammy revels in the strip club culture. Filmmaker Shawney wants to try and figure out where his family lost its way...and what, if anything, they can do about it. The Cohen's lifestyles are financed by the business of sex steeped with alcohol and drugs. They are corroded by the same forces that sustain them. Is change possible?

Always honest, and at times sad, funny and surreal, The Manor depicts a unique family that is, somehow, just like the rest of us.




medora




MEDORA
Q&A with directors Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart
New York Premiere


In a small town that seems to have been forgotten, directors Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart explore the convoluted lives of the Medora Hornets varsity basketball team. The dynamic of the run down, struggling town of Medora, Indiana directly reflects the disadvantage that their high school basketball team faces each year. The Medora Hornets, a small force stemming from a school of only 72 students, often find themselves competing against consolidated schools up to twenty times their size.

A once flourishing community teeming with employment opportunities, the termination of surrounding factories and the flooding of farms has stripped Medora of almost all-economic value. The film provides insight into the broken, conflicted homes that pervade the dwindling town and the eminent death of small-town America. The intimate relationship that forms between the players and the audience creates a moving and exciting documentary as we follow Medora's bittersweet basketball season as they look to create their own Hoosier dreams.





SICK BIRDS DIE EASY
Q&A with director Nik Fackler
US Premiere


"Only through searching can the universe experience itself." Director Nik Fackler takes audiences along with a motley crew of addicts and personalities into the heart of Western Africa on a search for enlightenment with the help of iboga, a natural shrub made illegal in the 1960s due to its potent psychedelic properties. The group quickly finds itself trapped in Eden with the devil and God, or perhaps Fackler's version of this, where the camera is God while Ross, a drug-addicted conspiracy theorist, represents humanity.

Sick Birds Die Easy reveals human mental apocalypse as Fackler and friends search for meaning among madness, fact and fiction blending seamlessly as the crew heads deeper into the jungle. What initially began as a trip towards enlightenment becomes a desperate attempt at maintaining safety and sanity when the party turns sour, the fear of an ancient curse tearing relationships apart and resulting in a drug-addled if not edifying journey.





STATE OF CONTROL
Q&A with directorsChristian Johnston and Darren Mann
East Coast Premiere

State of Control is a firsthand account of the global technological arms race between the voices of dissent and the power of the state. Can the struggle for basic human rights survive in the global media age? Technology enables dissenters while also extending State repression beyond any physical borders.

In the months leading up to the Beijing Olympics, Tibetan rights activists are determined to make their voices heard to the international community. The Chinese government wants nothing to interfere with its triumphant Olympic narrative.

Filmmakers Christian Johnston and Darren Mann traveled to India, Nepal, China and Tibet intending to shoot a documentary about regional unrest. With their efforts were thwarted by constant surveillance by the Chinese government, the filmmakers turned their cameras on themselves and their harassers. State of Control is a chilling depiction of both the ham-handed and high-tech methods of a 21st century Police State.

FILMS IN COMPETITION


Purgatorio

 


Town Hall

 

dooms
Doomsdays


It Felt Like Love

Join WFF at the Maverick Awards Gala on Saturday, October 5 at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY, where our jury of top industry professionals and filmmakers will announce all the winners in front of over 500 guests in attendance. Renowned filmmakers Peter Bogdanovich (this year's Maverick Lifetime Achievement award recipient) and Mira Nair (the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Award recipient) will be on hand among the many recipients to be honored at the event.

The 2013 films in competition include:

DOCUMENTARIES
AMERICAN COMMUNE, directed by Nadine Mundo and Rena Mundo Croshere
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, directed by Grace Lee
THE GREAT CHICKEN WING HUNT, directed by Matt Reynolds
MAGICAL UNIVERSE, directed by Jeremy Workman
THE MANOR, directed by Shawney Cohen
MEDORA, directed by Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart
PURGATORIO, directed by Rodrigo Reyes
TOWN HALL, directed by Sierra Pettengill and Jamila Wignot

NARRATIVES
DOOMSDAYS, directed by Eddie Mullins
THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge
HERE COMES THE NIGHT, directed by Peter Kline and Pete Shanel
ORENTHAL: THE MUSICAL, directed by Jeff Rosenberg
THE RETRIEVAL, directed by Chris Eska
WINTER IN THE BLOOD, directed by Alex and Andrew Smith

CINEMATOGRAPHY
THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM, directed by Andrew Mudge
IT FELT LIKE LOVE, directed by Eliza Hittman
PURGATORIO, directed by Rodrigo Reyes
THE RETRIEVAL, directed by Chris Eska

To see a full list of films and jurors in the 2013 competition, check out our press release HERE.

CLOSING NIGHT



backwards

Starring June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone, Jon Cryer, Brian Geraghty

ASS BACKWARDS
Directed by Chris Nelson
NY Premiere

Starring June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson, Vincent D'Onofrio and Alicia Silverstone
Q&A with June Diane Raphael, Director Chris Nelson
and producer Elysa Dutton

Kate (June Diane Raphael) and Chloe (Casey Wilson) are two childhood best friends who met when they placed dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a “girl in a box” at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO of her own one-woman egg donor “corporation.” Lost in delusion, they believe they are living large until an invitation to their hometown pageant arrives and their past comes back to haunt them. Join these two loveable losers as they take an ass backwards journey home to reclaim their crown, stopping off at a women’s separatist commune, an amateur strip club competition, and meeting their favorite reality TV star along the way.




weare

Starring Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers,
Julia Garner, Michael Parks,
Wyatt Russell, Kelly McGillis

WE ARE WHAT WE ARE
Directed by Hudson Valley native Jim Mickle
Q&A with Director Jim Mickle
Special Hudson Valley Programmers Group Screening

Filmed in the Hudson Valley

Jim Mickle's third film We Are What We Are was filmed entirely in the Hudson Valley with a little help from the Hudson Valley Film Commission. The film features numerous local cast and crew members as did Mickle's sophomore film, the vampire pic Stakeland, which made its East Coast Premiere and was a fan favorite at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival.

We Are What We Are, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage) rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers) and Rose (Julia Garner) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.

PANELS, CONCERTS, PARTIES


Actor Andy Garcia


Indiegogo's Slava Rubin


Peter Bogdanovich


Dir. Shawn Christensen

2013 PANELS
This year's lineup of exclusive panels are set to include discussions with A-list actors, industry members and filmmakers on topics ranging from crowdfunding to internet television. 2013 PANELS INCLUDE:

• Actor's Dialogue – moderated by Martha Frankel, with actors Andy Garcia and Stephen Dorff

• Case Study: ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW – with Richard Abramowitz and John Sloss

Crowdfunding: Funding Your Film in the Digital Age – with Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin and campaign leaders

• Making Television for the Internet: How Can Content Creators Build Audiences, Have a Solid Distribution Platform, and Develop New Revenue Streams in an Online Industry?- moderated by Kevin McDonough and co-curated by Amanda Warman, with Chase Pierson, Rob Michael Hugel, Adam Goldman and Steve Menkin

• Music In Film – moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, with filmmaker Mira Nair and film composer Mychael Danna

• Talk with Peter Bogdanovich – hosted by Annie Nocenti

• Tell Me Something: Advice from Documentary Filmmakers – moderated by Jessica Edwards, with Joe Berlinger, Judith Helfland, Ron Mann, Liz Garbus and Barbara Kopple

• Turning Your Short Film Into a Feature – moderated by Lydia Dean Pilcher, with filmmakers Rob Meyer, Shawn Christensen and Alexis Manya Spraic.

For more information regarding WFF's upcoming panels, read HERE.




JD Allen


Connor Kennedy


Paul Green



CONCERTS AT WFF
What is Woodstock without music? WFF 2013 features an incredible kick-off screening and live music event as well as several musical performances and an online music video program.

The JD Allen Trio will celebrate legendary jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins in kicking off this year's music programming. A live performance on Wednesday, October 2 will follow the feature screening of Dick Fontaine's documentary Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes, a BeBop Productions/BBC Arena joint venture that takes audiences on a 78-minute jazz journey built around Sonny's 80th birthday concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Filmmaker Dick Fontaine and Sonny Rollins will be present at the event and will partake in a Q&A.

Look forward to some great music from Connor Kennedy and Friends, including Shear Shazar, as they perform on Friday, October 4 at Skytop Steakhouse & Brewing Co. at WFF's annual Filmmaker Party.

The legendary Paul Green, and friends, will be playing music from the greatest movies ever made (and some mediocre ones too) at the annual Maverick Awards Gala at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY on October 5. Additionally, Paul Green and his crew of amazing musicians and performers will be staging a special late night concert of everyone's favorite cross dressing musical psychodrama, Rocky Horror, following the Gala. The after party will take place at Keegan Ales Brewery in Kingston.

Tickets for all parties and events can be found HERE.


 

 



Saugerties First Friday
Join WFF in Saugerties on the upcoming First Friday taking place on October 4. This year celebrates Woodstock Film Festival's first year of film screenings in Saugerties at the Orpheum Theatre.

In addition to stellar film screenings, several starring filmmakers will be hosting events around the town of Saugerties at venues including Stella's Station and Lucky Chocolates.

Check out our ticket website for Saugerties screening schedules and ticket availability HERE. For more info about Saugerties, visit

Saugerties Office of Tourism scoc

2013 MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE NOW


WFF merchandise is currently available online HERE or at the WFF box office at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock, NY.

This year's official merchandise features work by artist Scott Michael Ackerman, available on posters as well as womens, mens and unisex shirts.
2013 merchandise can also be found at Lovebird Studios at 430c Main Street in Rosendale (Sat and Sun from 1 - 8pm).

Posters, hats, mugs, sweatshirts and childrens clothing are just some of what is available at WFF. Be sure to get your 2013 gear now before it sells out!

IN THEATERS

inuk

Inuk- October 4

Mike Magidson’s feature narrative debut is a stunning coming of age adventure featuring dynamic performances by amateur Inuit actors akin to or surpassing any professional. Inuk is the story of a 16-year-old boy who is taken from his broken family life in the capital city of Greenland and placed in a home for troubled youth in the remote north of the country. What follows is a dramatic, arctic journey as Inuk and the other teens at the center are led on a cross-ice voyage where they will be forced to grow into adulthood and face their troubled pasts.

Introducing Gaba Petersen in the breakthrough title role and Ole Jorgen Hammeken in a spellbinding turn as Ikuma, the quiet Inuit hunter who leads the excursion while confronting his own inner demons. Breathtaking cinematography highlights the immaculate winter landscapes of Greenland creating another character entirely from the snow and ice. Inuk is a powerfully moving piece, set amongst the dangerous world of the Arctic, that will remain frozen in your memory long after the final frame. (Michael Burke)

SPONSOR NEWS



The Woodstock Film Festival welcomes Toyota as a 2013 Gold 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.