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Darren Aronfsky to receive WFF Maverick Award

WFF Button Photo Challenge!

Visions of Mary Frank, directed by John Cohen A new film by Signe Baumane

MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT

FIERCELY INDEPENDENT AWARD RECIPIENT

FESTIVAL LINE UP & BOX OFFICE HOURS

FULL FESTIVAL PASSES

2014 WFF MERCHANDISE ON SALE

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

WFF BUTTON PHOTO CHALLENGE

IN THE NEWS

RHINEBECK ARTS FESTIVAL

LOCAL ARTHOUSES AND SCREENINGS

IN THEATERS

ON DVD/VOD

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HONORARY MAVERICK AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED
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As reported in Variety and Indiewire Academy Award® Nominated Director DARREN ARONOFSKY (Black Swan, The Wrestler, and Noah among others) will receive the honorary Maverick Award at the 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival. The award will be presented to Aronofsky on Saturday, October 18 at the annual Maverick Awards Ceremony at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. To purchase advance tickets to the 2014 WFF Maverick Awards Ceremony click HERE

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The Honorary Maverick Award is presented each year to an individual whose life and work is driven by creativity, independent vision, and social activism. Previous recipients include Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme, Tony Kaye, Bruce Beresford, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Christine Vachon, Barbara Kopple, Tim Robbins, Les Blank, D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Woody Harrelson, Mira Nair and Steve Buscemi. While at the festival Aronofsky will also participate in a special panel conversation with freelance film critic and journalist Logan Hill, who regularly contributes to The New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Mens Journal, This American Life, and others.

To read more about Darren Aronofsky and the Maverick Award click HERE
To purchase advance tickets to the 2014 WFF Maverick Awards, click HERE

FIRST ANNUAL FIERCELY INDEPENDENT AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED
MARK DUPLASS

Independent cinema trailblazer MARK DUPLASS (Your Sister's Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed and Jeff Who Lives at Home among others) is slated to receive the first annual Fiercely Independent Award at the 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival. The award will be presented to Duplass on Saturday, October 18 at the annual Maverick Awards Ceremony at Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY

In addition to accepting this honor, Duplass will be seen in the film CREEP, which will have its East Coast Premiere at this year's Woodstock Film Festival. The film, directed by Patrick Brice, is also co-produced and co-written by Duplass. Presenting the Fiercely Independent Award to Duplass is Tom Quinn, Co-President, Radius - The Weinstein Company, the distribution company for CREEP.

To read more about Mark Duplass and the Fiercely Independent Award click HERE
To purchase advance tickets to the 2014 WFF Maverick Awards, click HERE

FULL FESTIVAL LINE-UP & BOX OFFICE HOURS
WFF is happy to announce that the 15th Annual Film Festival line-up will be released in mid-September. Make sure to look out for the full list of independent narratives, documentaries, shorts, and other amazing events that will be presented this year. Keep track of festival news and developments on facebook, twitter or visit our website!

Box Office Hours are now available!

September 19, 20, 21 the box office will be open from 12pm to 6pm

September 24 to October 14 tickets will be sold from 12pm to 6pm Wednesday-Sunday

October 15- 18 the box office will be open from 9am to 7pm

On the final day of the festival, Sunday Ocotber 19, tickets will be available from 9am to 6pm

FULL FESTIVAL PASSES ON SALE


FULL FESTIVAL PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE!

Get your 2014 WFF Full Festival Pass now. Only a limited number will be sold!

Benefits include:

•Priority seating for screening and panels, access to parties and awards ceremony
•2014 WFF t-shirt & cap
•2014 limited edition WFF poster artist TBD
*Please note that concert admission is NOT included.

Purchase your pass HERE

2014 WFF MERCHANDISE NOW ON SALE

2014 WFF MERCHANDISE is now available including:
•Caps
•Tshirts
•Sweatshirts
•Posters

Come by the film center at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock or order ONLINE.

COME VOLUNTEER FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL!!


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15th Annual
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FILM FESTIVAL

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The Woodstock Film Festival is looking for Volunteers
for the 15th Anniversary Festival

Why Volunteer?
By contributing your time and abilities as a member of the volunteer crew, you play an integral role in making our annual festival program a reality. We are proud to be able to promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity and we couldn’t do it without you.

It’s fun!
As a member of our volunteer crew, you will experience the magic of the festival with some great insider insight.

We show our appreciation.
Volunteers receive a festival badge, 2014 crew member t-shirt, special training, and vouchers to see films.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION IS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14 10-11AM at WOODSTOCK PLAYHOUSE

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
WFF BUTTON PHOTO CHALLENGE

 

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Take pictures prominently featuring the WFF button in "fiercely independent" locations and post to instagram, twitter or Facebook. Don't forget to tag the Woodstock Film Festival!

Use hashtags  #WFF2014 #WFFbuttonchallenge #fiercelyindependent

Twitter @woodstkfilmfest 
Instagram @woodstockfilmfest
Facebook woodstockfilmfestival

The winner with THE MOST LIKES on Facebook will win tickets to the 2014 WFF Awards Ceremony! Feel free to enter as many times as you like. Don't have a button? Pick one up at The Film Center, 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock or at any of our events or screenings.

IN THE NEWS

2014 Poster

The 2014 Woodstock Film Festival official poster was unveiled at a reception on Friday, August 8. The poster was designed by MIKE DUBOIS.

The artwork of Michael Dubois has been described as visionary, surrealistic and psychedelic. The WFF 2014 poster incorporates DuBois’ own unique style of artwork along with the feeling of the Woodstock Film Festival. The poster was hand-drawn by DuBois and colored digitally.

For photos from the event click here!

For more information on Mike Dubois, visit www.mikedubois.net






VISIONS OF MARY FRANK, directed by John Cohen

On August 31, the Woodstock Film Festival along with the Elena Zang Gallery hosted a sold-out screening of "Visions of Mary Frank" directed by John Cohen. The film, about the incredible work of local artist Mary Frank, opens up on her sixty plus years as an artist and how her art has transformed over time. After the screening a Q&A session allowed audience members to ask Mary Frank and John Cohen directly about the creation of the film and Mary's overall career. A reception followed at Elena Zang Gallery.

For photos from the event, click here!

THE RHINEBECK ARTS FESTIVAL

 

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The Rhinebeck Arts Festival (formerly the Hudson Valley Arts Festival), is a celebration of artistic expression in its many forms with a main focus on craft and visual art. Much more than a craft show, much more than an art show, it will be a celebration of the very concept of creativity. The Rhinebeck Arts Festival offers passionate, arts conscious visitors the opportunity to enjoy exciting shopping with over 200 outstanding artists and craftspeople from across the country, as well as interactive experiences, exceptional live music, inspiring dance performances, craft and art demonstrations, hands-on art encounters, children's activities, gourmet food purveyors, delicious concessions and more! Artrider is collaborating with the Woodstock Film Festival, Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, Arts Mid-Hudson, FiberFlame, The County and Abroad and TheCommunityGuide.net to highlight this event.

Friday, September 26 from 10-5
Saturday, September 27 from 10-6
Sunday, September 28 from 10-5.
Admission is $10, seniors $9, kids 6-16 $4, under 6 free.
For more information, visit www.artrider.com


LOCAL ART HOUSES AND SCREENINGS

THE ROSENDALE THEATRE
"Two Gentlemen of Verona" Sun, Sept. 28, 2 pm and Mon, Sept. 29, 7:15pm

For the first time in 45 years the Royal Shakespeare Company will be putting on a performance of the acclaimed play. Simon Godwin, director, will make his RSC Debut with this critically accalimed piece.

Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke's daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart, Julia, at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals' affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

The Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street Rosendale. 845-658-8989
$12/$10 members

IN THEATERS

 

ROCKS IN MY POCKETS
September 3

Signe Baumane, a longtime advisory board member of the Woodstock Film Festival, will be releasing an incredible film "Rocks in my Pockets" that chronicles her family's fight with depression and mental illness. With a huge dose of humor and expressions of feminism Baumane's animated film offers a rare look into a family's history as they face world wars, political upheavel, personal tragedy, and face the overall questions of womanhood and decisions about the direction of their lives. WFF is proud to call Signe a member of our family and are honored to be able to share in her incredible talent which is fully on display in "Rocks in my Pockets."

The film is being released by Zeitgeist Films and premiering at IFC in New York City on September 3.


DVD/VOD

 

HERE COMES THE NIGHT
Now available

Here Comes the Night (@hctnmovie) directed by Peter Kline and Peter Shanel has been released digitally by FilmBuff! Please check out the film on iTunes HERE!

Leo and Nick, college friends now estranged, meet again after the funeral of their friend James. Seemingly polar opposites, straight laced east-coast family man Leo and flakey would-be Hollywood movie producer Nick embark on a series of outrageous nocturnal adventures. With a knowing nod to the worst of L.A. stereotypes, Nick pulls Leo along on what becomes an homage to debauchery. Ably assisted by Trish and Claire, a pair of drug-loving young beauties they meet along the way and hook up with for a while, Leo and Nick's journey is both poignant and hilarious. With a wealth of unexpected and thoroughly engaging plot twists and turns, this is one of those rare films that strikes just the right balance between comedy and pathos. Pitch perfect casting, snappy dialogue, sly observations, seamless editing and an evocative score make this a "must see" movie. Sweet, gentle, hilarious and thought provoking.
-Barbara Pokras A.C.E

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