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CHARITY BUZZ: 1 HOUR CASTING SESSION W/ GAYLE KELLER!

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The Woodstock Film Festival's 15th Anniversary Festival is now open for submissions.

Submit your film at Woodstock Film Festival.com or through WAB.

There are two deadlines remaining!!

Late Deadline: June 13
WAB Extended Deadline: June 27

We are looking forward to our 15th Anniversary with lots of special year round events and programs at the Fall Festival, October 15-19. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

Honoring unique vision and artistic quality, WFF's COMPETITIVE Maverick Awards are presented for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Animation. Cash, prizes and/or services valued at well over $50,000 are given out. Audience Awards are presented for Best Feature and Best Documentary.

*Over the past three years, WFF has selected three Oscar nominees for best short.
Two of the films (Curfew & God of Love) won WFF and an Academy Award.
In 2012, two WFF short docs were also nominated for an Oscar.

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CHARITY BUZZ: 1 HOUR CASTING SESSION
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A NEW CHARITY BUZZ AUCTION BENEFITTING THE WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL!

Get your foot in the door with a 1 hour casting session with Gayle Keller, Casting Director for: Louie, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Black Swan, The Devil's Advocate and many more.

During your session you will read a cold scene from a tv or film script, which will be video taped. You and Gayle will then review the taped audition and she will give you notes on how to nail your next audition!

The auction ends June 11! So head over to Charity Buzz and place your bid today.

BOOK NOOK: GUILLERMO FESSER

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On June 28 at 3pm, the Woodstock Film Festival and The Golden Notebookwill oo-sponsor an appearace by Guillermo Fesser and his book "ONE HUNDRED MILES FROM MANHATTAN"

On June 28, Renowned Spanish author Guillermo Fesser will present his book One Hundred Miles from Manhattan, a fresh, funny, positive and affectionate portrait of life in small-town America—and beyond.

In 2002 Guillermo Fesser quit his morning radio talk show in Madrid, and moved with his family to Rhinebeck, N.Y., for a sabbatical year. Finding himself in a rural community 6,000 miles from home and 100 miles from New York City, Fesser began to discover an America he had never imagined existed.

Guillermo Fesser is a Spanish journalist mostly known in his country for his innovative morning radio talk show, Gomaespuma, which ran 25 years and had over 1 million listeners.

Fesser lives with his family in Rhinebeck, New York, where he broadcasts weekly stories on life in small-town America to Onda Cero Radio in Spain and blogs for The Huffington Post.

The Woodstock Film Festival is proud to co-sponsor this fantastic event with Woodstock's own independent bookstore, The Golden Notebook. For more information visit the Golden Notebook Online.

Guillermo's brother Javier, won Best Short at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2005 for BINTA AND THE GREAT IDEA. The film also received an Oscar nomination. Made in collaboration with Unicef to help children in the third world, the film chronicles the education of a seven-year-old Senegalese girl and her father’s ‘great idea.’

TASTE OF WOODSTOCK
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Landau Grill's Jon Rothkopf serves his
Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
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Green Palate Vege-Terranean Grill owners
Giovanni and Benedetta Barbaro and their daughter Valentina
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Rick Sofo of Rick's Wood-Fired Pizza
To See All the Photos From the 2nd Annual Taste of Woodstock Click HERE

The Woodstock Film Festival presented the Second Annual Taste of Woodstock on Wednesday, May 14. Over 125 guests came to delight their palates with great cuisine from over twenty local eateries.

Winners were chosen by guests in six categories, including Main Course, Appetizer, Side Dish, Dessert, Best Beverage and Overall Favorite.

OVERALL FAVORITE went to Landau Grill, which featured their slow-cooked pork ribs with a house made BBQ sauce and slaw.

The best MAIN COURSE DISH went to Green Palate Vege-Terranean Grill for their veggie burger with special sauce and avocado spread.

As a first timer to this year’s Taste of Woodstock, Rick’s Wood-Fired Pizza took the prize for BEST APPETIZER for their assorted pizzas and mozzarella with tomato. According to the owner, Rick Sofo, “All of us at Rick's are immensely proud at being voted best in our category. We are also extremely grateful for the opportunity to help support the Woodstock Film Festival. It was a great turn out...everyone in such fine spirits, so very uplifting all around--the epitome of a win-win situation for one and all, including for the town of Woodstock as a whole!”

Bread Alone won for BEST SIDE DISH, which included forest mushroom toasts with crème fraiche, carrot soup with cardamon cream, and braised shortrib arancinis with horseradish gremoulata.

Black-Eyed Suzie’s won for BEST DESSERT for their earl grey tea cake with rhubarb icing.

LOCAL ART HOUSES AND SCREENINGS
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THE TIBETAN CENTER
The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet
June 7, 7pm

The Tibetan Center on Rte 28 in Kingston continues its monthly film series with The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet. The picture is a 1998 film by filmmakers Tenzin Sonam and Ritu Sarin, about a little known chapter of US history and a pivotal period in Tibet’s history. When Tibet was invaded by forces from Communist China, thousands of Tibetans took up arms and waged a bitter and bloody guerrilla war. From the mid-1950s until 1969 they were aided in their efforts by an unlikely ally, the CIA. The project, code-named ST CIRCUS, was one of the CIA’s longest running covert operations. The withdrawal of the CIA’s support in 1969 was as abrupt as its initial involvement was unexpected: the Tibetans had simply fitted into America’s larger policy of destabilizing or overthrowing Communist regimes, and were abandoned when that no longer applied.

Author Hortsang Jigme (A History of Amdo) will speak following the film.

Tickets are an $8 suggested donation at the door.


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UPSTATE FILMS

London National Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
June 11 , Time TBA

Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs. Shears’ dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of the murder. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.



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ROSENDALE THEATRE
The 33rd Asbury
Short Film Concert
June 14, 7:30pm

The world’s best short films return to the historic Rosendale Theatre on Saturday night, June 14

Asbury Shorts featuring Oscar Nominees! Best of Show Winners!! International Honorees!!! will be returning for their 4th year presenting their nationally acclaimed Short Film Concert -presented by Ulster County Tourism and The Rosendale Theatre Collective! Guest host will be local area radio personality Kimberly Kay.

For ticket reservations please go to: Brownpapertickets.com.

IN THEATERS
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OJ: THE MUSICAL (@ojthemusical)

June 17

OJ: The Musical is a comedy with allusions to the infamous OJ Simpson trial starring Larisa Oleynik (@loleynik) of The Secret World of Alex Mack fame and Malcolm Barrett (@malcolmbarrett).  The WFF 2013 Official Selection and cult favorite directed by Jeff Rosenberg (@jeff_rosenberg) will make its theatrical debut in 16 locations nationwide through the company Tugg including in NYC at the AMC Loews Village 7 theatre and in LA at the AMC Loews Broadway 4 Theatre. It will be released for download on iTunes on June 17th.  It will also be available on video-on-demand and PPV on that same day.  Check out the trailer on Yahoo Movies.

OJ Simpson may be one of the most recognizable and infamous names of the last 20 years. So when overly eccentric theatre artist Eugene Oliver (Jordan Kenneth Kamp) decides to make Mr. Simpson the subject of his next musical, the results are truly something spectacular. Orenthal: The Musical, the hilarious new film from director Jeff Rosenberg, captures, in outstanding mockumentary style, the process of developing the greatest musical regarding a murder trial ever to be produced. With the help of some loyal childhood friends, a handful of local actors, and a group of producers from a biblical theater company, can Eugene and company overcome the obstacles they face and achieve their goal in creating the next great American musical? Orenthal, reminiscent of the work of Christopher Guest, is sure to have you laughing from Act I. - Sam Robotham

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THE UNLIKELY GIRL
Now Available

The Unlikely Girl a 2012 WFF official selection by filmmaker Wie Ling Chang can now be found on Itunes. Click HERE to order today.

"The sentence below is true. The sentence above is false.” These are the words that open the film THE UNLIKELY GIRL, the exceptional entrance into feature films by director, producer and writer Wei Ling Chang. Chang delivers a nuanced drama that keeps viewers guessing from titles to credits. THE UNLIKELY GIRL is set in rural France, where sheltered American exchange student Jamie finds herself caught in a love triangle with her host sister Cecile, and Cecile’s childhood friend, Luc. Cecile’s volatile temper and Luc’s long-held crush act as both deterrents and catalysts for the trio’s friendship. Jamie is quickly drawn in to their tangled web of lies and passionate intrigue. She soon comes to realize that her host family is not at all what she thought them to be. In order to uncover the truth, Jamie must question everything that she believes, and everyone that she knows. —Heather Olin (@holin2)


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DINNER AT THE NO-GO's
Now Available

Dinner at the No-Go's a WFF 2012 official selection by the award winning filmmaker Marco Antonio Orsini, (@MarcoDeMonaco) can now be found on iTunes and Amazon.

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to discuss politics and religion at a dinner party. Marco Orsini’s film starts with an intriguing proposition: forget about that. Orsini and producer Biala Mekkaoui take us on an international tour through the State Department's Travel Advisory list, also known as the “No-Go list,” where they film dinner parties and discuss only politics and religion. Invited to the dinners are provocative thinkers, lawyers, investors, artists, religious leaders, politicians, and activists. The filmmakers engage their guests on vital issues and ideas in search of a deeper understanding of the Arab Spring, the 9/11 attacks, two American wars in the Middle East and other pressing concerns. What they find is a series of fascinating conversations steeped in history and rich with emotions, fears and dreams. Along the way they visit Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, before landing at a truly fascinating dinner in Atlanta, Georgia for an all too familiar American perspective. To watch Dinner with the No-Go’s is like being a guest at a one-of-a-kind dinner party, where the main course is conversation. It is a conversation that will continue long after the credits roll – it’s fair to say the future of the world depends on it. –David Becker

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