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World Premieres at 2012 Woodstock Film Festival

WFF set to host 19 World Premieres

(Woodstock NY) October 2, 2012- The 13th Annual Woodstock Film Festival is set to screen 19 World Premieres.

"It's always an honor for us to screen World Premieres," says WFF executive director Meira Blaustein. "This year's roster features an amazing assortment of narratives, documentaries and shorts from around the world by establisehd and merging filmmakers. We're particularly looking forward to hosting these filmmakers in Woodstock and featuring their work."

The Woodstock Film Festival takes place October 10-14 around the historic arts colony of Woodstock and surrounding towns, including Kingston, Rhinebeck, Rosendale and Saugerties.

FEATURES

2nd Serve directed by Tim Kirkman

Owen "Game Set" Match (Josh Hopkins) is one of the best tennis pros around, but when he is fired from his tennis club job by his long-time rival and nemesis Charles, he must enter a ragtag group of players from his new tennis club in the Combo Cup to prove which club is best.

Utopia Studios WOODSTOCK, October 13th, 7:30pm
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK, October 14, 6:30pm


Art Machine directed by Doug Karr

At age six, child prodigy painter Declan Truss was propelled into the art world as a rare marvel, but by seventeen, the tightrope of notoriety is catching up with him. Produced by Woodstock native Joey Carey.

WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 12, 10:00pm

Art Machine

Dear Governor Cuomo... directed by Jon Bowermaster

On a rainy night in May, a unique coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany on the governor’s front door step, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing. Directed by Hudson Valley resident Jon Bowermaster and featuring Natalie Merchant and Mark Ruffalo.

WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 11, 6:30pm

Dear Governor Cuomo

Dinner at the No-Go's directed by Marco Antonio Orsini

Orsini and producer Biala Mekkaoui take us on an international tour through the State Department's Travel Advisory list, also known as the “No-Go list,” where they film dinner parties and discuss only politics and religion.

WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 13th, 1:45pm


Fight to Live directed by Barbara Kopple

Fight To Live, a documentary by Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, explores the seemingly archaic drug approval process of the Food and Drug Administration.

Utopia Studios, WOODSTOCK, October 14, 2:30pm

Fight to Live

Idle Threat directed by George Pakenham

A self-described vigilante, George Pakenham walks the streets of New York to stop what many see as a victimless crime: idling.

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK, October 11, 2:15pm
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK, October 12, 1:00pm


Putzel directed by Jason Chaet

Walter Himmelstein, known to everyone as Putzel, wants nothing more than to run his family's smoked fish emporium. His life is turned upside down when he falls for the girl involved in an affair with his uncle.

WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 13, 7:00pm
ROSENDALE Theater, October 14, 12:15pm

Putzel

Rhymes with Banana directed by Joseph Muszynski and Peter Hutchings

When two best friends’ dreams of becoming actors in NYC seem to be going nowhere, they decide to take things to the edge and push them right over, Filmed in the Hudson Valley, featuring Zosia Mamet, Jee Young Han, Paul Iacono, Jaleel White.

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK, October 13, 11:30AM
ROSENDALE Theater, October 14, 2:45pm

banana

Who Cares About Kelsey? directed by Dan Habib

The story of Kelsey Carroll’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive ‘problem student’ to a motivated and self-confident young woman.

Utopia Studios WOODSTOCK, October 12, 4:30pm

Who Cares About Kelsey?

World's Finest Chef directed by Rasmus Dinesen

For eight years, master chef Rasmus Kofoed has been obsessed with a dream of winning the Bocuse d'Or, the individual world championship for chefs in fine gourmet cooking. The film follows the 36-year-old master chef over the six months leading up to the championship.

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK, October 12, 12:00pm
Upstate Films I RHINEBECK, October 14, 1:45pm

SHORTS  

An Sooye Bonbast directed by Pouria Heidary Oureh (from Iran)

A short about a homeless vagabond who becomes obsessed with a pair of shoes.

Foreign Affairs at the Kleinert James Art Center, WOODSTOCK, October 13, 7:30pm
Foreign Affairs at the Kleinert James Art Center, WOODSTOCK, October 14, 6:00pm


Glory Days directed by Benjamin Rutkowski

Jack, a recovering alcoholic and divorced father of two, gets the chance to spend some quality time with his children over the weekend. He uses the opportunity to take them on a trip to Upstate New York for a New Years Eve party, where he must confront demons of his past and prove his competence as a father. *Filmed in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Shorts at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 12, 8:00pm
Hudson Valley Shorts at the WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 14, 11:15am


History of Virginity directed by Sophie Haller

Deflowering is a once in a lifetime event that cannot be repeated. Virginity is thus considered a gift, award, barrier or taboo. But it only has meaning amongst humans. Sophie Haller's animated short will be screening before Virgin Tale.

Utopia Studios WOODSTOCK, October 13, 4:45pm
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK, October 14, 7:00pm

History of Virginity

Julia directed by Danielle Krudy

With the murder of Jen's abusive father over with, Jen and her boyfriend figured the most difficult part of the job was behind them. But it's in the killing's aftermath where the real drama of Julia begins.

A Winter Passing at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 12, 1:30pm
A Winter Passing at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 14, 3:45pm


Meet Kevin directed by Maciek Godlewski

An exploration into the inner world of art with Hudson Valley artist Kevin Paulsen. Over coffee, Paulsen leads the viewer through an intimate look at his reflections, and reveals the essence of his storytelling.*Filmed in the Hudson Valley.

Short Docs at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 12, 11:15am
Short Docs at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 13, 12:45pm


My Pain is Worse Than Your Pain directed by Adam Hall

Clark Middleton starts in the short about a small rural community of full-timers who fight boredom, isolation, injury, fate and bad luck all in an attempt to destroy the pain. Based on the short story by TC Boyle. *Filmed in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Shorts at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 12, 8:00pm
Hudson Valley Shorts at the WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 14, 11:15am


Over and Around the Clove directed by Randy Bell and Justin Rice

Music video for Over and Around the Clove by Trummors. Features a mysterious disappearance and seance to bring back a lost band member. *Filmed in the Hudson Valley.

Music Videos at Utopia Studios WOODSTOCK, October 12, 9:45pm
Music Videos at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 13, 10:00pm


Persephone directed by Laurent Rejto

Two parents cope to control their most beloved daughter, but she has dreams and aspirations of her own. *Filmed in the Hudson Valley featuring Melissa Leo, Gilles Malkine and Lindsay Andretta as Persephone.

Hudson Valley Shorts at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 12, 8:00pm
Hudson Valley Shorts at the WOODSTOCK Playhouse, October 14, 11:15am


Seamus directed by John Huba

Seamus is a short film that takes you into the very engaging world of teenager Seamus Riley. The film captures the random bursts of creativity that define this young man's days, often to the bemusement and puzzlement of those around him.

Short Docs at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 12, 11:15am
Short Docs at the Kleinert James Art Center WOODSTOCK, October 13, 12:45pm



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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 organization is based in THE FILM CENTER in Woodstock, NY.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrated its 13th Annual Festival October 10-14, 2012, 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.

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