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Direct from Sundance to Soho House, NYC

(Woodstock, NY) April 11, 2011: The Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) presents a special screening of 2011 Sundance Official Selection Terri on Tuesday, May 10, 7pm, at SOHO HOUSE, NYC. Hosted by Stephen Hays of 120dBFilms, with special guest, director Azazel Jacobs. The screening is presented courtesy of ATO Pictures.

A Q&A and reception follows the screening with complimentary cocktails from Ketel One Vodka, beer, lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

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Terri (105 minutes) is a moving and often funny film about a big kid in a small town that doesn't seem to have room for anyone who is different. Deftly combining dark, even uncomfortable elements with wry humor and compassion, director Azazel Jacobs tells the story of teenaged Terri (Jacob Wysocki) with delicacy and complex emotionality, as the young man learns to reach outside his insular world and find a place that still feels like home. The film co-stars John C. Reilly, as vice principle Mr. Fitzgerald, who takes an interest in Terri. The pair establish a friendship that encourages Terri to consider the possibility that life is something to be shared, even enjoyed, not just endured. (Visit Terri on facebook)

Director Azazel Jacobs, the son of avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, was born in 1972 and raised in lower Manhattan surrounded by important and innovative artists. He went to undergraduate school at the film department of SUNY Purchase and received his Masters from the American Film Institute in 2002. Jacob's award-winning film MOMMA’S MAN premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008, and quickly became one of the most lauded films of the year, winding up on many “best of” lists. Released in numerous international territories, it was distributed domestically by Kino International.

"We're thrilled to be showing Terri at our Soho House fundraiser," said Meira Blaustein, Woodstock Film Festival's executive director. "Its a wonderful film, produced by Alison Dickey who is a WFF alum with her film Piggie, and we're always happy to be working with our alums. It is also a pleasure to work with the great team at ATO Pictures, who will be releasing Terri later this year."

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