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August 24, 9pm Upstate Rhinebeck
WFF presents a special screening and reception of Magic Men
A pre-screening reception will be held at a nearby fabulous location where you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with the filmmakers and partake in heavy hors d'oeuvres and libations provided by WFF sponsor Hudson Whiskey.
For some, being a magician is more than making cards disappear.
This emotionally charged documentary follows the story of two troubled teenagers from Queens, NY who have found magic as an escape from the gangs, drugs and violence that once ruled their lives.
As the two struggle past countless obstacles in their paths to becoming famous magicians, they learn that certain things can't be made to vanish with a wave of the hand. Only through persistent and diligent work can the two men lead themselves to a brighter future away from the streets and onto the stage.
With narration from Executive Producer and Hip-Hop luminary, Common, Magic Men is a hopeful tale that is sure to make you believe that, if you look hard enough, magic is real.
Pre-screening reception begins at 6:30. For more details and to purchase tickets visit our WEBSITE
On Saturday, July 13 the Woodstock Film Festival in conjunction with BCDF Pictures hosted it's first Developing Your Film Summer Meet Up. It was an amazing event consisting of an all day workshop that delved honestly and openly into film projects by participating filmmakers.
Thoughts, feelings, information and insights were shared throughout the day while breaking down the project each filmmaker's is currently developing as well as putting it in the context of today's state and business of independent film.
"Any time you are given the chance to get together with a group of likeminded individuals and discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating film in today's modern world is a rare and fertile chance indeed," noted filmmaker Alexander Kaluzsky.
The event was attended by eight different filmmakers from New York City and different parts of New York who arrived to spend a day in the country with WFF and BCDF President Claude dal Farra. Dal Farra offered his exceptional hospitality throughout the day along with honest and invaluable mentorship.
Isabel Barton noted that the experience "provided a rare opportunity to take a good look at the reality of the current film industry arena and showcase our works-in-progress within a nurturing environment, an experience that proved to be thoroughly empowering."
It was an inspiring, educational and fun experience for everyone involved and WFF and BCDF plan to engage in further workshops in the future.
The Woodstock Film Festival is happy to welcome Christopher Street Financial as a sponsor of the 14th Annual Woodstock Film Festival.
Why should you join the magic that is the Woodstock Film Festival?
As a member of our volunteer crew, you will get the opportunity to see new films, make new friends, and experience the magic of the festival with some great insider insight.
We show our appreciation.
Volunteers receive a festival badge, 2013 crew member T-shirt, special training, and vouchers to see films.
You can make a difference.
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 could not do it without you.
We are especially looking for new volunteers in the Saugerties area as WFF will be screening films in Saugerties for the first time in 2013.
If you have volunteered in the past we will be in contact in the next month or so to see if you are interested in volunteering again, but please feel free to fill out the volunteer application form especially if your contact information has changed.
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Check all the information online HERE.
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Another great bargain is buying an ad to play in front of every film screening at the Woodstock Film Festival. You can find information HERE.
Finally if you just want to contribute to the festival visit our donor page. You will be mentioned in our program with a great big thank you and get great swag.