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World Premiere of CAPE SPIN
Blasts into Woodstock for Annual Film Festival

(Woodstock, NY) Sept. 16, 2011:
"Cape Spin" is making it's worldwide premiere at the 2011 Woodstock Film Festival on September 23 at 2:30pm at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock and makes a second appearance at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck September 25 at 11:15am. 

“Give wind a chance,” versus “not in my backyard” is the central conflict in this darkly humorous and profoundly serious documentary of a community divided by green politics.  With pressing points from both sides of the argument, the surprising twists of this story will have the viewer switching sides as often as the players. “Cape Spin” is a gripping and entertaining study of eco-capitalism and grassroots democracy.

Robbie Gemmel began his career at NOVA where he helped produce several award winning documentaries, including numerous segments for NOVA "ScienceNow," and a feature documentary titled "Saved by the Sun" about solar energy.

John Kirby is an award-winning director/editor who has made films for most major broadcasters. His credits include the HBO cult classic "Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder" and "The American Ruling Class," starring former Harper's Magazine editor Lewis Lapham. The film screened at Woodstock in 2005.


The Box Office, located at 13 Rock City Rd, is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-6pm through Sept. 17; it will be open every day from 9am-7pm, starting Sept. 18 through the last day of the festival, Sunday, Sept. 25. Ticket prices for WFF events range from $5-$75. Panels are $15. Concerts range from $20-$25. There are also a limited number of tickets available for the Gala Honorary Maverick Awards Ceremony. A limited number of special Full Festival Passes are available for purchase. Single purchase tickets will also be available at each screening and concert venue.

Get your tickets early! Shows tend to sell out quickly.
For more information contact the Box Office at (845) 810-0131

About the Academy:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesis the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema.

Although best known for its annual Oscar telecast, the Academy is involved in a wide array of education, outreach, preservation and research activities. Visit for more information.


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 premiers exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 12th Annual Festival September 21- 25, 2011, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston and Rosendale.

2011 Sponsors
Gold Sponsors          
120dB Films        
Silver Sponsors          
A&E Indiefilms TIME Magainze        
Superstar Sponsors          
BMI Brooklyn Brewery Ketel One Vodka Lowel Light Metrovision Radio Woodstock
Foundation & Government Support        
Academy Foundation Giving Back Foundation NYSCA Dutchess County Arts Council    



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