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.
Michael Berry USA / 2017 / 87 minutes New York Premiere
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Michael Berry, Giancarlo Esposito, Tim Young, Gerard Canonico, Arden Cho
SYNOPSIS: The Woodstock Playhouse screening on October 11 will be preceded by the short film A Hand of Bridge.
Music performances are also a part of the October 11 event.
Trapped together on a stalled New York City subway car, six strangers confront their assumptions of one another under the scrutinizing eye of a mysterious homeless man, authentically played by Giancarlo Esposito. A musical for modern times, Stuck counterbalances its claustrophobic setting with impassioned songs and fully realized characters, each vocalizing their stories through memory and fantasy. The talented cast (which includes Ashanti, Amy Madigan, Tim Young, Aden Cho, Omar Chapparo, Gerard Canonico, and Reyna de Courcy) leaps through the screen and grips us with the realization that each of us carries some silent burden waiting to be proclaimed.
The Manhattan underground is eerie and cold as a backdrop to the songs and stories, allowing Stuck to truly come alive through its characters. As they reveal their histories, struggles and prejudices, they also recognize their shared experiences, breaking the barriers between strangers on an urban metro. — Colton Cox
BIO: Michael Berry, an actor, writer and director of stage and film, most recently completed production on the feature film Stuck, which he directed and adapted from the stage play by Riley Thomas. Prior to Stuck, Berry directed and co-wrote the feature film Frontera, with Ed Harris, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Amy Madigan, and Aden Young. Other film projects include two multi-award winning short films, Mira and Day of the Grackle.
As an actor, Berry was last seen on Broadway as an original cast member of the Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize winning Next To Normal. Other Broadway and national tour credits include: Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, The Who's, Tommy, and Mamma Mia. Off Broadway, Berry appeared as Starbuck in a critically acclaimed production of Moby Dick, and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Best featured actor in a play.
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.