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.





Here and Now
Directed by
Roman Shumunov

Israel / 2018 / 90

North American Premiere
In Hebrew and Russian with subtitles

Screening Times and Venues:
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/12/2018, 8:00PM
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/13/2018, 6:30PM

Q&A Attendees
*subject to change:
Roman Shumunov, Vlad Dubinsky
In Ashdod, a sea-side city in Israel, home to a large Russian speaking immigrant community, Andrey and his buddies struggle to keep their families afloat while dreaming of success as a hip-hop band. We have to move on though it's not always easy, but the most important thing is to keep the spirit and the faith, they rap in their native Russian at the edgy hip-hop clubs. But keeping the spirit gets harder and harder as Andrey's life spirals out of control and the risk of losing the home he and his young sister live in becomes imminent. As he is forced to make dangerous choices in order to save his home and family, the musicians' dream of making their voices heard at an international music festival, and rising out of their harsh reality, seems to fade. Gritty and tender, Here and Now is an authentic social drama that is as universal as it is human. —Svetlana Krotek
34 year-old Roman Shumunov is one of Israel's most promising directors. He was born in Georgia but moved to Russia after fleeing the Georgian civil war at age 9. In 2001, Shumunov immigrated to Israel on his own for a student program. He started film studies at Sapir Academic College in 2008. He now dedicates his life to filmmaking.
Cast/Featuring: Vlad Dubinsky, Zura Kartvelishvili, Renat Khasanov, Eduard Khmelnitsky, Mishel Vainberg
Executive Producer(s): Laila Films
Producer(s): Itai Tamir
Director(s): Roman Shumunov
Screenwriter(s): Joel Alexis, Alexander Plavnik
Cinematographer(s): Ziv Berkovich
Editor(s): Maor Keshet, Haim Tabakman
Sound Designer(s): Michael Goorevich
Other Credits: With support from Consulate General of Israel, New York
Courtesy of: Go 2 Films
facebook twitter instagram youtube

If you have any questions email

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.