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SERIES OF FILMS COMMEMORATE SEPT. 11TH
AT WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL, Sept. 18-22, 2002.
(Woodstock NY) Sept. 11, 02: The 2002 Woodstock Film Festival presents a series of films reflecting on the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 and its aftermath.
Last year’s Festival took place just days following the attack, and for four days, the festival.became a sanctuary where participants could sort out the issues at hand -- fear, hate, destruction, war, peace, death, life. Many participants, becoming refugees from their city homes, escaped to our country haven of tolerance, and joined all those trying to find meaning by examining their careers, their social responsibilities and society at large. All sought refuge with like-minded people attending the festival, who truly believe that art illuminates. One year later, this cross section of work is an expression of the many feelings that remain in our shared consciousness. DRIVING TO GROUND ZERO, by Tony Spiridakis, Phil Parmet, Brian Cousins. A film about how Americans, individually and collectively, reacted to 9/11, but it is also a film about family and friends and the enduring values we all share. The journey takes the southern route across America – from Santa Monica to the Grand Canyon, Hopi Indian land and Oklahoma City firehouses; through middle America; on to the Loraine Motel in Memphis; to the Pentagon and, finally, New York City. NATIVE AMERICAN IN MANHATTAN, by Steve Bilich. A Native American Shaman, Terry Coyote Murphy, witnesses the WTC attacks and addresses the vibrations set forth by man on nature. Shot on a 1920 hand-crank camera in real time. SITE, by Jason Kliot. A portrait of faces of those who have visited the aftermath of the World Trade Center disaster. THE ROUTINE, by Bob Giraldi. A short film having to do with a family's new daily routine in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca section. A FACE TO A NAME, by Douglas J. Sloan. This film captures a moment in time by documenting the phenomenon of the Bellevue Hospital’s “wall of prayers.” Sloan says: “It is my hope that it will allow viewers to spend a few moments quietly getting to know the people who perished on 9/11, and also to recall a unique moment in our lives.” THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN by Devin Pickering. An examination of the media coverage on Bin Ladin through the eyes of a 14 year old filmmaker. CREATIVE RETALIATION, by Jennifer Lucene. Creative Retaliation is a documentary exploring how the artists of the Hudson Valley area have been affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Artists of many different mediums explore the ways in which their creative expression has been altered by this catastrophe and how their creative gifts come to be a weapon to combat terror. They show how creativity is not only an essential element to the healing process, but also a useful and powerful tool for society. ENCOUNTERS OF THE WTC-KIND and FIVE MINUTE BREAK by Kristin Lucas. From May through October 2000, Kristin Lucas participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Views program, which provided artists with studio space on the 92nd floor of One World Trade Center. The pieces she created there gained resonance and an altered context in the aftermath of September 11, 2001.Encounters of the WTC-Kind is a multi-disciplinary, ongoing investigation into the culture of ghosts and waveforms residing in the World Trade Center building environment. Five Minute Break had its genesis when Robert Lynch, a property manager for the Port Authority (last seen on 9-11,evacuating people to safety from the South Tower) gave Lucas a tour of the WTC sub-basement. The video and stills she took there became the basis for a piece in which a Lara Croft-like figure tries to navigate a bewildering underworld. SEPTEMBER 10, 2001, UNO NUNCA MUERE LA VISPERA, by Monika Bravo. A time-lapse video recorded on September 10, 2001, these seven-hours of condensed time capture an unusual thunderstorm, eerily foreshadowing the events to come. Bravo writes: “I was part of the World Views studio program at the World Trade Center, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Michael Richards, one of the artists in the program, perished during the events. This film is dedicated to him.”
Beginning Sept. 18- Sept. 23, The 3rd Annual Woodstock Film Festival features more than 125 films, documentaries and shorts.
For more detailed information about films, panels, workshops and seminars, visit www.woodstockfilm festival.com.
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Made possible by support from the New York State Council on the Arts.
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