As of October 10, tickets can no longer be shipped. All online orders placed on or after October 10 will need to be picked up at the Woodstock Film Festival BOX FFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock. *This includes tickets for shows in Rhinebeck, Rosendale and Saugerties. It may be easier to purchase tickets at venue prior to screening. Thank you.
Susan Sarandon, known for her award-winning performances in such iconic films as Atlantic City, Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo's Oil, and The Client, brings a unique presence to every role. From her fearless portrayal of Annie Savoy in Bull Durham to her Academy Award® and SAG® Award-winning role as Sister Helen in Dead Man Walking, the industry veteran's film work as actor and producer echoes through the industry. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, executive produced by Sarandon, is screening at the 2017 festival. Sarandon's extracurricular life includes work with human rights organization, social justice advocacy, including 2006 Action Against Hunger award for her work as UNICEF goodwill ambassador and advocate for victims of hunger and HIV/AIDS. In 2016, Cannes Film Festival awarded Sarandon, along with Geena Davis, the Women in Motion Picture Award for their contributions to the film industry and women's rights.
Recently seen as Bette Davis in Feud: Bette & Joan, upcoming projects include the current season of Showtime's Ray Donovan, The Death & Life Of John F. Donovan, and Going Places with John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou. Sarandon was also named as one of the new faces of L'Oreal in 2016.
*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 your understanding. We look forward to celebrating with you what is sure to be a wonderful evening.
Shep Gordon, named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine and the subject of Mike Myers 2013 hit documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, launched one of the first independent film companies and film distributors, Alive Pictures/Island Alive, which managed such musicians as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass, and Luther Vandross, and sparked the celebrity chef phenomenon, representing the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang, Nobu, and Daniel Boulud.
He is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. Island Alive distributed such films as Stop Making Sense, Koyaanisqatsi, The Whales of August, and Ridley Scott's first film, The Duelist, winner of the Cannes Film Festival. In all, Gordon has produced or executive produced 23 films, including Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Time of Destiny, Prince of Darkness, People Under the Stairs, and Shocker.
Gordon has managed the careers of such diverse talents as Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Kenny Loggins, and countless others, and is credited as creating the celebrity chef, turning culinary arts into a multi-billion-dollar industry. In addition to the impact he's had on music, film and food, he is known for his philanthropic endeavors and sits on the board of the Tibet Fund for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Bill Pullman, 2017 Woodstock Film Festival Excellence in Acting honoree, stars in the Ballad of Lefty Brown, screening at the festival, and can also be seen in festival alumni Alex and Andrew Smith's Walking Out, Fox's Battle of the Sexes, and Electric Entertainment's LBJ. Additionally, he can currently be seen on the hit USA television show, The Sinner, this summer's highest rated program.
Pullman is most known for his role as President Thomas J. Whitmore in Independence Day, as well as his role as Lone Starr in Spaceballs. Additional movie credits include Trouble, Walking Out, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Equalizer, Surveillance,, The Cove, Bottle Shock, Scary Movie 4, The Grudge, While You Were Sleeping, The Last Seduction, Mr. Jones, Malice, Sleepless In Seattle, A League Of Their Own, Newsies, Ruthless People, and Lost Highway. Additional television credits include 1600 Penn, Torchwood, and Revelations.
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.