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(Woodstock, NY)  November 12, 2010:
On Saturday, December 4 at 8pm, the Kleinert/James Art Center
will be host to “Songs From the Silver Screen,”
a gala benefit concert for the Woodstock Film Festival and Hudson Valley Film Commission FILM CENTER capital campaign.  

In August of 2010, WFF and HVFC launched a FILM CENTER capital campaign to purchase 13 Rock City Rd, Woodstock with a goal of raising $50,000 by years' end. In the last few months, $18,000 has been raised thanks to the generosity of Festival and Commission supporters. But they're not there yet. Both organizations are hopefull this concert will get them closer to their 50k goal. For details, visit Capital Campaign.

Performed by jazz cabaret duo Ann Osmond  & Dennis Yerry and joined by writer-performer Robert Burke Warren, this elegant and festive evening will feature an eclectic mix of memorable movie music, straddling many decades and styles.

“From Fred Astaire and Judy Garland to Tom Jones and Dionne Warwick, from Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen to Burt Bacharach and Simon & Garfunkel; we’ve had a great time compiling this world-class material,” say Osmond and Yerry. “And it’s such a treat collaborating with Robert Warren. The three of us have wanted to work together for some time and the FILM CENTER campaign provides the perfect opportunity.”

Ann Osmond is a singer and actor with roots in the theatre and Dennis Yerry is an accomplished jazz pianist and composer.  Their collaboration results in fresh interpretations of beloved songs and their intimate cabaret style has an air of timeless elegance.  The duo performs at venues throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City and also at private and corporate events of all sizes.  www.annosmond.com

Robert Burke Warren is a writer, performer, teacher and musician. He has toured Europe and the U.S. as bassist in garage-rock titans the Fleshtones, performed the lead in the hit West End jukebox musical Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story, released seven CDs as himself and his alter ego Uncle Rock, and written both music journalism and fiction.  www.unclerock.com

Doors open at 7:30 for an 8:00 performance.
Tickets start at $15.00 and may be purchased online at http://woodstockfilmfestival.com/fundraising/silverscreensongs.php  
If available, tickets will also be sold at the door, but advance purchase is strongly recommended.

About the Woodstock Film Festival:
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promotes artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity. WFF premieres exceptional films; hosts emerging and established filmmakers; presents A-list concerts, parties and panels, and creates stimulating, innovative year-round programming WFF's sister organization, The Hudson Valley Film Commission, promotes sustainable economic development by attracting and supporting film, video and media production throughout the region.

Created in 2000, WFF is located in the Hudson Valley Catskills, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, just two hours from NYC. The historic arts colony offers a relaxed, receptive atmosphere, which filmmakers consistently cite as perfect for the creative interaction necessary for a great film festival. WFF is a festival for and by filmmakers, and was born through a passion for cinema that could only be the brainchild of active filmmakers and dedicated supporters of 'fiercely independent' film.

Hailed by indieWIRE as "A true American Maverick Among Fests," and one of the TOP 50 film festival in the world, the Woodstock Film Festival has been 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."

Contact Info:
P.O Box 1406, Woodstock, NY 12498 - (845) 679-4265
press@woodstockfilmfestival.com - www.woodstockfilmfestival.com