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EVENT: Perrotta in Concert
Colony Cafe WOODSTOCK
10/01/2010, 10:00PM
$ 10
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The Sussan Deyhim performance has been canceled. Instead, we are thrilled to present Perrotta in concert.

"Perrotta" is the namesake band of critically acclaimed Hudson Valley songstress Sarah Perrotta, an ensemble that serves as the perfect vehicle for the singer and keyboardist's uncommonly ethereal brand of gossamer pop. Under her own name in 2007, the former "Outloud Dreamer" front woman made her solo debut with "The Well" (Independent), a startlingly dramatic showing whose piano-based songs recall the epic work of divas Kate Bush and Tori Amos as well as such classically tinged '60s acts as the Zombies, the Left Banke and the Beach Boys.

With Perrotta on Rhodes keyboard, Moog synth and vocals, the latest album "Tonight" (2010) delves into the edgier realm of rock,courtesy of ace guitarist Johnnie Wang and his clever tonal palette, the driving backbeats of drummer Will Olsen and the signature melodic lines of legendary bassist Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson). With the orchestral sweep of the arrangements along with their memorable and romantic melodies, "Perrotta's" music can best be described as cinematic at it's core, a must see for music and film lovers alike.

 
EVENT: River of Words at the Movies, a Book Reading Party
Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK
10/02/2010, 1:00PM
$ 10
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Celebrate the publication of "River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers" by WGA Award winner Nina Shengold and Woodstock photographer Jennifer May with this fast-moving montage of literary short takes by Academy Award nominees Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia") and Zachary Sklar ("JFK"); novelist/screenwriters James Lasdun (Bertolucci's "Besieged") and Kim Wozencraft ("Rush"); WFF actors' panel host Martha Frankel ("Hats & Eyeglasses"); National Geographic adventurer/filmmaker Jon Bowermaster; graphic novelist David Rees ("Get Your War On"); bestselling memoirist Susan Richards ("Chosen by a Horse"); and local literati Jana Martin ("Russian Lover & Other Stories"), Sparrow ("America: A Prophecy"), and Nova Ren Suma ("Dani Noir"). $10 includes reading, refreshments, and booksigning; $50 donation to WFF includes a free book. For more info, see www.riverofwordsbook.com.
 
EVENT: River of Words INCLUDES BOOK
Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK
10/02/2010, 1:00PM
$ 50
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$50 tickets includes a copy of the book with proceeds going to Woodstock Film Festival capital campaign.

Celebrate the publication of "River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers" by WGA Award winner Nina Shengold and Woodstock photographer Jennifer May with this fast-moving montage of literary short takes by Academy Award nominees Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia") and Zachary Sklar ("JFK"); novelist/screenwriters James Lasdun (Bertolucci's "Besieged") and Kim Wozencraft ("Rush"); WFF actors' panel host Martha Frankel ("Hats & Eyeglasses"); National Geographic adventurer/filmmaker Jon Bowermaster; graphic novelist David Rees ("Get Your War On"); bestselling memoirist Susan Richards ("Chosen by a Horse"); and local literati Jana Martin ("Russian Lover & Other Stories"), Sparrow ("America: A Prophecy"), and Nova Ren Suma ("Dani Noir"). $10 includes reading, refreshments, and booksigning; $50 donation to WFF includes a free book (www.riverofwordsbook.com).

 
EVENT: Maverick Award Ceremony
BSP Studios KINGSTON
10/02/2010, 7:00PM
$ 75
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Come celebrate
BRUCE BERESFORD
BOB BERNEY
KEANU REEVES

and the Woodstock Film Festival
at the 11th annual Maverick Awards Ceremony
Saturday, October 2 @ Backstage Production Studios in Kingston.

7:00pm: Cocktail party in Gallery.
8:15pm: Seating for awards begins.
9:00pm: Award Ceremony with presentations to our honorary recipients in the categories of:

Feature Narrative, Documentary Narrative, Cinematography, Editing in Documentary, Editing in Feature Narrative, Animated Short, Short Film, Student Short, Short Doc.

Jurors including Actors, Directors, Film Critics, Producers, and other distinguished members of the industry will present the Awards to the winning filmmakers.

MAVERICK AWARD:
The Honorary Maverick Award is given each year to an individual whose life and work is based on creativity, independent vision and social activism. Previous recipients include Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Christine Vachon, Barbara Kopple, Tim Robbins, Les Blank, D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Woody Harrelson, Mira Nair and Steve Buscemi.

The Woodstock Film Festival is proud to present two-time Academy Award® nominated writer/director BRUCE BERESFORD with the 2010 Honorary Maverick Award. His international reputation blossomed as part of the Australian new wave, when the astonishing courtroom drama "Breaker Morant" won major awards and the screenplay, which Beresford co-wrote, was nominated for an Academy Award®. In 1983, Beresford helmed "Tender Mercies" which was nominated for five Academy Awards®. The extraordinarily successful "Driving Miss Daisy" was nominated for nine Academy Awards®. Beresfrod’s most recent film, "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" was produced in the Hudson Valley and stars Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chase Crawford, Liz Olsen, Nat Wolff and many others including local featured actors and extras.

Look for the release sometime in 2011.

TRAILBLAZER AWARD:
The Trailblazer award, which recognizes an innovative leader and pioneer in the field industry will be presented to distribution guru BOB BERNEY. A preeminent force in the international film world for more than two decades, Berney has worked with four of the most successful independent film distribution and marketing companies: Apparition, Picturehouse, Newmarket Films and IFC Films. He has overseen the releases of Academy Award® nominated and winning films "There Will Be Blood," "Monster," "La Vie En Rose," "The Passion of the Christ," "Whale Rider," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "Y Tu Mama Tambien," "A Prairie Home Companion," "Pan’s Labyrinth," "Mongol" and many more. Past WFF Honorary Trailblazer Award recipients include James Schamus of Focus Features, Ted Sarandos of Netflix, Jonathan Sehring of IFC Entertainment, and John Sloss of Cinetic Media.

EXCELLENCE IN ACTING AWARD for performances in Hollywood and Independent Film
KEANU REEVES will be recognized for skillfully skirting the boundaries between tent-pole studio releases and smaller, character driven films. He is best known for his roles in "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure," "Speed" and the science fiction-action trilogy "The Matrix." He has worked under indie directors, such as Stephen Frears in the period drama "Dangerous Liaisons;" Gus Van Sant in the gritty "My Own Private Idaho;" Bernardo Bertolucci’s "Little Buddha;" Richard Linklater’s "A Scanner Darkly," "Thumbsucker," Rebecca Miller's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" and this year’s "Henry’s Crime."

In addition to his film roles, Reeves has also performed in theater. His performance in the title role in a Manitoba Theatre Centre production of Hamlet was praised by Roger Lewis, the Sunday Times, who called Reeves “...one of the top three Hamlets I have seen, for a simple reason: he is Hamlet.”

Reeves also has musical interests and played bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar.

 

 


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