Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK 10/14/2018, 10:00AM
Steve Buscemi became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg. He was cast in his first lead role in Parting Glances (1986). Since then, Buscemi has worked with many of the top filmmakers in Hollywood and has appeared in films too numerous to list, including Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Handsome Harry, and most recently, The Death of Stalin. Buscemi has directed the feature films Trees Lounge, Lonesome Jim and Interview, as well as many TV series episodes (Boardwalk Empire, Portlandia, Nurse Jackie, the Sopranos, Park Bench with Steve Buscemi), and has executive produced both for TV and film, including Dreaming of a Vetter World, screening at the festival.
William Fichtner started his acting career on the stage in New York. He followed by appearing in the television series As The World Turns. Since then has appeared in a long list and wide range of films, including Crash, Black Hawk Down, Go, The Perfect Storm, Heat, Elysium, and 12 Strong, and the upcoming OG, Finding Steve McQueen, and All The Devil's Men, to name just a few. His directorial debut, Cold Brook, has been a labor of love for Fichtner and co-writer Cain DeVore for years. He directed, produced and starred in the film that was mostly shot in his beloved hometown of Buffalo, New York.
Martha Frankel is the author of the memoir Hats & Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair with Gambling, the executive director of the Woodstock Bookfest and the host of the weekly show, Woodstock Booktalk.
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.