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October 14, 2017
Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY

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Maverick Awards
Bill Pullman will receive the 2017 Excellence in Acting Award. In addition to receiving the award, the Woodstock Film Festival will screen THE BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN (courtesy of A24) in which Bill Pullman gives a tour de force performance as the title character. Bill Pullman's versatile acting spans from dramatic roles to comedic roles, including A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, INDEPENDENCE DAY, RUTHLESS PEOPLE, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and SPACEBALLS. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with Pullman at the annual Actor's Dialogue on Sunday, October 15.  

Shep Gordon will receive the 2017 Trailblazer Award for his work in the independent film, music and culinary entertainment industries. Gordon founded one of the first independent film companies and film distributors Alive Pictures/Island Alive, and has represented musicians and celebrity chefs like Alice Cooper, Luther Vandross, Wolfgang Puck, Emril Lagasse, among many others. 

The honorary Maverick Award will be presented to iconic actor and producer Susan Sarandon. The honorary Maverick Award is presented annually to leaders in the film and media industries who demonstrate a fiercely independent and unparalleled artistic vision. Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Richard Linklater, Jonathan Demme, Mira Nair, Barbara Kopple, Steve Buscemi and more.

We are truly sorry to inform you that due to sudden acute bronchitis, Susan Sarandon is unable to attend the Woodstock Film Festival and therefore will not be present at the Maverick Awards Ceremony. The rest of the event will go as planned, with honorees Bill Pullman, Shep Gordon, a tribute to the late Jonathan Demme and the many awards, which will be presented to films in competition. Thank you so much for your support and understanding. We look forward to celebrating with you what is sure to be a wonderful evening

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