World Premiere of ANSWERS TO NOTHING
Starring Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey and Zach Gilford
set for 2011 Woodstock Film Festival
(Woodstock, NY) Sept 14, 2011: The 2011 Woodstock Film Festival features a record number of World Premieres including "Answers to Nothing," featuring a stellar ensemble performance from Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey and Zach Gilford. Directed by Matthew Leutwyler, this absorbing feature narrative is a gritty drama inter-weaving stories set in Los Angeles against the backdrop of a child kidnapping case.
The film screens on the second day of the festival, Sept. 22, 7pm at the Rosendale Theater. WFF 2011 kicks off Wed. Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 25. "Answers to Nothing," will be released by Roadside Attractions in December, and was produced by Ambush Entertainment, which also produced "Unraveled," which will make its NY Premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival.
"This is the most personal film I have ever made so getting it in the hands of a company like Roadside is a dream come true. They have an amazing track record with thought provoking independent movies and I am thrilled that they believe in our film as much as we do," said Leutwyler.
"Answers to Nothing," explores the bad in the best of us and the good in the worst of us. The story follows five days in the life of a woman whose determination to get pregnant keeps her from confronting her husband's infidelity and a detective assigned to the case of the child abduction. Meanwhile, a school teacher and his obsession with the missing child pushes him to the edge of vigilantism while a beat cop grieves over the violent death of his wife while a recovering addict and her wheel chair bound brother prepare for the LA marathon while a self-loathing African American TV writer searches for love.
A partner and founder of Ambush Entertainment, Matthew Leutwyler wrote and directed the comedy/horror film "Dead And Breakfast," starring Jeremy Sisto, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and David Carradine. Since then he has produced or exec produced "The Oh In Ohio" starring Parker Posey and Paul Rudd; "Lower Learning" with Eva Longoria, Jason Biggs, and Rob Corddry; "Against The Current," with Joseph Fiennes, Mary Tyler Moore and Justin Kirk (Woodstock Film Festival 2009); the Matthew Broderick and Sanaa Lathan drama "Wonderful World," and "Every Day," starring Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, and Carla Gugino. Recently, Leutwyler and Ambush teamed with Title IX Productions to develop and produce "The Bitch Posse" to be directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). Additionally he is Executive Producing the 3D horror comedy Hellbenders. His latest directorial effort is the adaptation of the acclaimed novel "The River Why" starring William Hurt, Zach Gilford, Amber Heard.
About the Woodstock Film Festival:
Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and praised by actor Ethan Hawke as "among the finest of a dying breed: a festival that isn't trying to sell you anything, but simply and beautifully celebrating the art & craft of filmmaking", the Woodstock Film Festival premiers exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents
A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 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 Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 12th Annual Festival September 21- 25, 2011, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston and Rosendale.