Woodstock, NY (August 4, 2014)- Leading up to the official reveal of its full line-up, the Woodstock Film Festival has announced that the NY Premiere of Little White Lie will be part of its 15th Anniversary festival.
organizers today announced the New York premiere of Little White Lie, directed by Woodstock native Lacey Schwartz, to screen at WFF 2014. This very personal documentary, shot in part locally, explores family secrets, denial, and redemption, and will screen during the Festival’s 15th Anniversary, October 15-19, in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Saugerties and Kingston.
Leading up to the official reveal of the full 15th Anniversary Line-Up, the Woodstock Film Festival has announced that the much anticipated NY Premiere of LITTLE WHITE LIE will be part of its 15th Anniversary.
ahead of the official reveal of its full-festival line up
As a first look to the official reveal of its full fall Line-Up, the Woodstock Film Festival has announced that the much anticipated NY Premiere of LITTLE WHITE LIE will be part of its 15th Anniversary.
During the film's World Premiere in San Francisco last week, The New York Times highlighted Little White Lie on the front page of its Arts Section in an extensive article - “After the ‘White Lie Implodes, a Rich Narrative Unfurls."
Little White Lie tells Lacey Schwartz’s story of growing up in a typical upper-middle-class Jewish household in Woodstock, NY, with loving parents and a strong sense of her Jewish identity — despite the open questions from those around her about how a white girl could have such dark skin. She believes her family’s explanation that her looks were inherited from her dark-skinned Sicilian grandfather. But when her parents abruptly split, her gut starts to tell her something different. At age of 18, she finally confronts her mother and learns the truth: her biological father was not the man who raised her, but a black man named Rodney with whom her mother had had an affair. Afraid of losing her relationship with her parents, Lacey does not openly acknowledge her newly discovered black identity with her white family. When her biological father dies shortly before Lacey's 30th birthday, the family secret can stay hidden no longer. Following the funeral, Lacey begins a quest to reconcile the hidden pieces of her life and heal her relationship with the only father she ever knew.
“Having the New York premiere of Little White Lie at the Woodstock Film Festival is truly a dream for me,” said Lacey Schwartz. “I am incredibly proud to be from Woodstock and I am excited to have the opportunity to share the film there this fall.”
In the coming weeks WFF will be revealing highlights of the more than 125 great films, extraordinary panel discussions, and exciting premieres, events and parties, that will celebrate WFF's 15th Anniversary. A limited number of full festival passes are now on sale.
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