Michael Mailer USA / 2016 / 106 minutes OPENING NIGHT FILM World Premiere
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Alec Baldwin, Michael Mailer
A Best-selling novelist, Bill Oakland (Alec
Baldwin), loses his wife and his sight in a
vicious car crash. Devastated, lonely and bitter,
the accomplished writer and professor spends
his days trying to cope with his condition.
When socialite Suzanne Dutchman (Demi
Moore) is forced into community service as
a plea bargain for being associated with her
husband's insider trading, their lives intersect.
Reading to him weekly in his room at the
rehab center, Suzanne concedes the brilliance
behind Bill's angry facade, while in this
intimate setting, he must engage with this
strong, fiery woman, who is clearly his match.
BIO: Michael Mailer has been working extensively in the independent film business since graduating from Harvard University in 1987. He co-wrote and produced his first feature film, "A Fool And His Money," starring Sandra Bullock and George Plimpton, in 1988. Since then, Mailer has produced over 20 features.
His films include the critically acclaimed "Two Girls and a Guy," starring Robert Downey, Jr, Heather Graham, and Natasha Gregson Wagner; "Black and White," starring Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, Elijah Wood, and Mike Tyson;" and "Empire," starring John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, and Peter Sarsgaard. Mailer also found success in films like "Lost Junction" with Neve Campbell; "The Last Producer" with Burt Reynolds, Lauren Holly, and Benjamin Bratt"; and "Harvard Man," starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, and Adrien Grenier.
Michael Mailer Films was established in 2004 to focus on both independent, character-driven films and larger, concept-oriented studio pictures. Since its formation, MMF has produced six pictures. Among them, the romantic comedies "Kettle of Fish," starring Matthew Modine and Gina Gershon; and "The Golden Boys," starring David Carradine, Rip Torn, and Bruce Dern. Additionally, Mailer produced two films released through Sony: The mixed martial arts-urban western "Blood and Bone," and a remake of Hitchcock's "The Lodger." Mailer's "The Ledge," a suspenseful drama starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, and Charlie Hunnam, debuted in Main Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by IFC.
Bio excerpet from http://www.michaelmailerfilms.com/about.html
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.