On June 4, 8pm
at the Bearsville Theater

Join the Woodstock Film Festival
and special guests
Academy Award® winning director Leon Gast
Paparazzo Extraordinaire Ron Galella
for a special screening of

reception food provided by


Directed by Leon Gast
2010/87 minutes

Winner of Directing Award at 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Synopsis:Paparazzi might be the norm in our celebrity-infested times, haphazardly snapping every movement of the rich and famous. Ron Galella, though, is the original paparazzo. He elevated the celebrity snapshot into art and, at 78, remains a stalwart in the business. Dogged in his quest to photograph celebrities in unguarded moments, he defines his passion for his work by the ups and downs of his career—documenting the parade of stars at a thriving Studio 54 and having the dubious honor of being sued by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (his favorite subject) and having his jaw broken by Marlon Brando. Leon Gast (When We Were Kings) masterfully profiles Galella and places him at the center of the debate about the First Amendment right to privacy. Galella’s work and tactics have their critics, but his influence is undeniable. In a career defined by perseverance, he has created some of the most lasting, iconic photographs of our times. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]

Leon Gast is considered one of America's foremost documentary filmmakers. He received the Directing Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival for his work on Smash His Camera. Gast was also producer, director, editor and writer of When We Were Kings, the Academy Award® winning documentary about the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. Other film credits include 1 Love, Hell's Angels Forever, The Grateful Dead Movie, Celia Cruz: Quantanamera and more. Leon has been a member of the Woodstock Film Festival advisory board since the inception of the festival in 2000.

Doors will open at 7pm for reserved seat/cocktail hour ticket holders only!
Doors open at 8pm for general admission ticket holders.
A few tickets will be made available at the door. Tickets are no longer available for purchase online.
$25 Ticket
general admission film & reception
doors open at 8pm
$50 Ticket
pre screening cocktail hour, reserved seating, reception

cocktail hour starts at 7:00pm
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$100 film & reception
(includes DONATION benefits)
$250 film & reception
(includes FRIEND benefits)
$500 film & reception
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Save the dates:
Sept 29-Oct 3 for the

11th Annual Woodstock Film Festival

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 premieres exceptional films, hosts emerging and established filmmakers, presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative year-round programming .

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 11th Annual Festival September 29 through October 3, 2010, with an line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston and Rosendale.

For additional information, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

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