Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK 10/13/2018, 4:00PM
Come hear this year's honorary Maverick Award recipient as she chats about her legendary career in theater, opera and film.
Julie Taymor is the intelligence and artistic life force behind The Lion King, the most successful stage musical ever. She began her film directing career with Titus, followed by Frida, the Frida Kahlo biopic starring Salma Hayek, which only recently has been revealed to be an early battleground of Hurricane Harvey Weinstein. Whether it's the musical Across the Universe or an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest, rebel Taymor has demonstrated a unique vision and creative path, bringing a widespread appreciation of quality and substantive change to the arts.
Thelma Adams is a prominent American film critic and an outspoken voice in the Hollywood community. A two-time chair of the New York Film Critics Circle, she has been the in-house film critic for Us Weekly and The New York Post, and has written essays, celebrity profiles and reviews for Yahoo! Movies, The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Parade, Marie Claire and The Huffington Post. She co-produced the Emmy-nominated Feud: Bette and Joan, and is the author of the bestselling historical novel, The Last Woman Standing and Playdate, which O described as "a witty debut novel." Her forthcoming novel, Bittersweet Brooklyn, will be published in November 2018.
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.