HOLLYWOOD FOLIAGE - FOLKS SHOT IN WOODSTOCK - PATCH - ROSE - LOCAL FILM PRODUCTION TALENT OUTREACH - WFF POSITIONS - AT A THEATER SOMEWHERE - BOOK OF DANNY NOW AVAILABLE REVOLUTION TO OPEN - THE PARTY IS OVER - GIRLHOOD OPENINGS - PIECES OF APRIL - CASA DE LOS BABYS - SHATTERED GLASS - SUMMERCAMP NIGHTMARE & L'AVVENTURA - AT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE - GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS - SPONSORSHIPS
FOLKS SHOT IN WOODSTOCK;
Mensher and Bill Stitt, of the Woodstock Film Commission, covered a lot of ground in two days, taking more than three-hundred pictures - of diners, bait and tackle shops, mom and pop convenience stores, gas stations, junkyards, bars, pool halls, motels, fishing streams, farmhouses, ponds, winding roads, and farm stands.
When Mensher returned to the production office in New York, convinced he had perfect locations for the picture, there was some concern as to whether or not there might be cost-effective accommodations for cast and crew in the Woodstock area. These worries were quickly laid to rest by Meira Blaustein, of the Woodstock Film Festival, who assured the production team that affordable accommodations were readily available.
Local production wrapped after ten glorious fall, foliage days. In addition to providing location, public relations, and accommodation resources, the Woodstock Film Commission was able to help fill in some key production positions with local film professionals, interns, and volunteers.
"Patch" is a story about a woman who returns to her hometown shortly after her mother's death. What she finds is an erased memory from her childhood. It is a beautiful story about detours, near misses, and convergence.
Romero's most recent short film, "Joe and Charlie at the Ranch," can be seen on the Independent Film Channel throughout October, and his feature length scripts -- "Anika's Room" and "Tamson West" -- have both been optioned in the last several months. Both screenplays were finalists in, 21001 and 2002 Sundance Institute Labs. "Anika's Room" has been invited into the second round in the selection process for the 2004 labs.
Locations, cast members, and other resources for "Patch" were provided by the Woodstock Film Commission.
For more info about "Patch," and Chris Romero, visithttp://www.oscillation.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCTION TALENT OUTREACH
AT A THEATER SOMEWHERE...
Due to the folding of New York based indie distributor Cowboy Pictures, "Assisted Living," (winner of WFF Maverick Award for Best Feature) will not be released as scheduled. Producer Alex Laskey indicated that he and director, Elliott Greenebaum are pursuing other distribution options. If you get an opportunity, check the film out at upcoming festivals.
"Greenebaum is an alchemist, combining real moments and real people, documentary style, with an exceptional story and what ensues is a magical film." Caroline Wells, Indiewire
For updates, visithttp://www.assistedlivingthemovie.com
BOOK OF DANNY NOW AVAILABLE FROM SEVENTH ART RELEASING
REVOLUTION TO OPEN AT
THE PARTY IS OVER
Mr. Hoffman is a genial host, skeptical interrogator and increasingly cynical narrator and reporter of political luminaries, ordinary people and stars during a six-month cross-country journey that begins with the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The film includes behind-the-scenes footage of activists spanning left and right, from Susan Sarandon to Charlton Heston, Jesse Jackson to Pat Robertson, from Eddie Vedder to Willie Nelson and from Rudy Giuliani to Michael Moore.
Wellspring, which picked up worldwide theatrical distribution rights is releasing the film. It opens October 29th at the Quad in NYC, on October 31 at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, Nov. 14 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles, and November 26 at the Charles Theater in Baltimore.
Check it out! And bring your friends!
"Garbus brilliantly and nimbly pulls the layers back on juvenile justice statistics to reveal complicated, infuriating, and finally (and surprisingly) enchanting human beings. As a result, girlhood is one of the most haunting and important films of the year." -Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly
PIECES OF APRIL AT
"Thanksgiving family reunion comedy that sparkles with acerbic wit, original characters and genuine heart." David Rooney, Variety
"[An] Intelligent and touching farce." Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
CASA DE LOS BABYS
"A powerfully written, well-acted movie that tackles an unusual and compelling subject." Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
"Right from the start, Hayden Christensen is a revelation." Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Planet Noise Records recording artist 3, which played the WFF opening Night Film Gala is currently on tour in support of their brand new album Summercamp Nightmare. In addition, lead singer Joey Eppard will be opening for Little Feat and will be playing on the same bill with brother Joshua's band Coheed and Cambria. Should be an amazing series of shows.
If you missed Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips at the Woodstock Film Festival or couldn't quite hear them over the chatter of the impromptu filmmaker party, catch their amazing new album L'avventura. Also catch Dean in Piggie with music by Luna. In the tradition of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, L'Avventura is a sly, silky, sexy, and romantic record. Singing together and apart, Dean and Britta have created a distinctive collection of originals and classic songs that evoke the warm breeze of spring and amour. Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T Rex, Moody Blues), the album is available at http://www.deanandbritta.com
AT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE
If you're looking for a great holiday gift, Woodstock's Joan Knight of Catskill Mountain Pictures has a new children's book, "Charlotte in Paris," just out. Rave reviews for the first book in the series, "Charlotte in Giverny," (also Chronicle Books) say "Part faux diary, part scrapbook, this charming volume teeters between picture book and novel" -- (Publishers' Weekly) and "simply irresistible" -- (Kirkus Reviews). Books are in local bookstores now. Check them out!
Also available at local bookstores and on Amazon is "The Reluctant Adventurer," which was translated by WFF's director of development Laurent Rejto. In August 2003, Details Magazine wrote"Originally published in 1958, this recently translated long-lost novel centers on four young Hungarians circa 1940 whose whimsical lives become horrific as thee Nazis invade. Rejto writes in a voice that is warm and knowing. A wonderful read."
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, (501) C-3 organization with a mission to present an annual program and year- round schedule of film, music and art related activities combining inspired learning and the promotion of sustainable economic development by attracting film, video and media production to the Hudson Valley /Catskills region.