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WORLD PREMIERE of LOSERS TAKE ALL
Set to screen at 2011 Woodstock Film Festival

(Woodstock, NY) Sept. 15, 2011:
Alex Steyermark distinguished himself as a music supervisor and music producer on films by Spike Lee, Ang Lee, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Sheridan and Paul Schrader, among many others, as well as on the acclaimed rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." His directorial credits include "Prey for Rock & Roll" and "One Last Thing,"

"Losers Take All" follows the band The Fingers as they are faced with eternal artistic dilemmas such as: Can you sell out and still be DIY indie? Do corporate rock and punk sensibility make awful but essential bedfellows? And what's wrong with just rocking out and partying hard until you self-destruct? Despite these questions, a spirit of youthful energy, humor and optimism prevails.

"I've always been drawn to the passion of the rock and roll musician," Steyermark said. "And how in its purest form rock and roll really is a calling. In that sense it's a lot like indie filmmaking. When we were making 'Losers Take All,' I felt strongly that for it to succeed the actors would have to completely immerse themselves in the rock and roll lifestyle so, as we rehearsed, I put them through a 2 week rock and roll boot camp.

This entertaining film features solid performances and terrific vintage-style cinematography while weaves a riotous love letter to every musician who ever spent miles on the road in a quest for success. Featued songs and music were composed by Scott Boma and Hudson Valley resident Marshall Crenshaw.

"Losers Take All" is a joyous love letter to the spirit of indie rock," added Steyermark. I think the actors and the musicians really convey that beautifully. It only seems appropriate for the film to be premiering at the one festival that still embodies that indie music spirit."

"Losers Take All" screens on Thursday, September 22 at 1:30pm at Upstate Films in Woodstock with a repeat screening on Friday, September 23 at 1:45pm.

TICKETS AND LOGISTICS

TICKETS FOR PANELS, PERFORMANCES AND FILMS CAN BE ORDERED ON-LINE at
http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/festival2011/films_all.php

The Box Office, located at 13 Rock City Rd, is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-6pm through Sept. 17; it will be open every day from 9am-7pm, starting Sept. 18 through the last day of the festival, Sunday, Sept. 25. Ticket prices for WFF events range from $5-$75. Panels are $15. Concerts range from $20-$25. There are also a limited number of tickets available for the Gala Honorary Maverick Awards Ceremony. A limited number of special Full Festival Passes are available for purchase. Single purchase tickets will also be available at each screening and concert venue.

Get your tickets early! Shows tend to sell out quickly.
For more information contact the Box Office at (845) 810-0131.

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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.

2011 Sponsors
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Gold Sponsors          
120dB Films Markertek.com        
Silver Sponsors          
A&E Indiefilms TIME Magainze        
Superstar Sponsors          
BMI Brooklyn Brewery Ketel One Vodka Lowel Light Radio Woodstock
Foundation & Government Support        
Academy Foundation Giving Back Foundation NYSCA Dutchess County Arts Council    

 

 

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