NOTE: Tickets ordered online or by phone after October 6 must be picked up at the BOX OFFICE at 13 Rock City Road in Woodstock.
Tickets will NOT be sent to the venues. When planning your festival schedule, please bear in mind that Woodstock, Rhinebeck,
Rosendale and Saugerties are located up to 30 minutes from one another. For venue locations and maps, see ticket info page.


SEARCH



CATEGORIES

 

 

Paris Song
Directed by
Jeff Vespa

Kazakhstan, Latvia, USA / 2018 / 90
minutes

World Premiere

Screening Times and Venues:
WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/12/2018, 7:15PM
$10
ENTER # OF
TICKETS BELOW
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/14/2018, 5:45PM
$10
ENTER # OF
TICKETS BELOW

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Jeff Vespa, Sanjar Madi
SYNOPSIS:
Based on a true story, Paris Song tells the story of small-town singer Amre Kashaubayev’s journey from Kazakhstan to Paris to compete in an international singing competition at the 1925 Paris Expo. Unknown to most of the world, this shy performer with a remarkable talent steals the show every time he sets foot on the stage. Amre forms a beautiful and unlikely friendship with American songwriter George Gershwin and, surprisingly, is embraced by the high-culture Paris elite, who receive him with rapturous applause. In a strong directorial debut, Jeff Vespa’s story of this Kazakhstani folk hero, played magnificently by Sanjar Madi, illuminates what it means to be an outsider and to struggle against a repressive regime, and is proof that determination and talent can overcome adversity. —James Bruckner
BIO:
Jeff Vespa is one of the co-founders of the entertainment photo agency WireImage. His photography has been featured in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Vogue. In 2018, Vespa directed his first feature film, Paris Song, starring Abbie Cornish. He also directed the short film Nosebleed, starring David Arquette, which screened at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival during Critics Week. Vespa's producing credits include the documentary $ellebrity, which focuses on the history of publicity, gossip and paparazzi in Hollywood. He also produced three films for the fine art photographer Alex Prager, whose short films Despair and Face in the Crowd screened at the Museum of Modern Art. Vespa previously worked at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. He attended the Master's Program for Producing at the American Film Institute.
MAIN CREDITS:
Cast/Featuring: Sanjar Madi, Abbie Cornish, Ben Aldridge, Miha Rodman, Christian Hillborg, Philip Brodie
Executive Producer(s): Akhat Ibrayev, Joel Michaely
Producer(s): Alidar Utemuratov, Jeff Vespa, Cary Granat, Ed Jones
Director(s): Jeff Vespa
Screenwriter(s): Ben van der Veen
Cinematographer(s): Maksim Osadchiy
Editor(s): Brian Denny
Production Designer(s): Ekaterina Zaletaeva
Composer(s)/Music: Dave Holden
 
facebook twitter instagram youtube

If you have any questions email tickets@woodstockfilmfestival.com

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.
Copyright, 2000-    Woodstock Film Festival, Inc.