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US Premiere of UNION SQUARE from Nancy Savoca
Set to screen at 2011 Woodstock Film Festival

(Woodstock, NY) Sept. 13, 2011:
Nancy Savoca's "Union Square," starring Mira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Mike Doyle, Patti Lupone, will have it's US Premiere screening on September 24 at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck during the 2011 Woodstock Film Festival.

A tumultuous tale of the reluctant, passionate reunion of two estranged sisters, "Unioin Square" follows Jenny (Tammy Blanchard) who is on the verge of marriage, and Lucy (Mira Sorvino)who is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Both struggle with truths they're hiding from each other and from themselves. Terrific performances, a pitch-perfect script, surprising twists and turns and stunning character development highlight this funny, smart, tumultuous tale of the reluctant, passionate reunion of two estranged sisters.

The film will screen Saturday, Sept. 24, 7pm at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck and Sunday, Sept. 25, 7pm at Upstate Films in Woodstock.

"We are very excited to bring Union Square to the Woodstock Film Festival and their movie loving audiences." said Nancy Savoca. "We even have a surprise guest for them. Hint - 'he's a dog but he's not a dog.'"

Nancy Savoca 's first feature, "True Love," won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance (1989) and has been called one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films of All-Time" by Entertainment Weekly. Savoca also directed "Dogfight," "Household Saints," (which won Lili Taylor a Spirit Award for Best Female performance and Savoca a nomination for Best Screenplay), "The 24 Hour Woman" (nominated for an American Latin Media Arts Directing award at Sundance 1999), "Reno: Rebel Without A Pause-Unrestrained Reflections on September 11th," and "Dirt" (which earned Best Director in the LA Latino Festival). Her work in television includes the HBO production "If These Walls Could Talk," a three-part look at abortion rights.


About the Woodstock Film Festival:
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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.

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