The Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) will host a special one-time screening of the comedy Our Idiot Brother on May 5 at 3 p.m. at Upstate Films in Woodstock. The event will feature a question-and-answer session and reception with star Paul Rudd, producer and WFF founding Advisory Board member Peter Saraf and director Jesse Peretz.
Released in August of 2011 and shot in Cold Spring, Our Idiot Brother tells the story of Ned, a carefree organic vegetable farmer and lover of Willie Nelson, his loyal dog, who becomes entangled in his sisters’ chaotic lives. The film stars Paul Rudd (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) as Ned and features female castmates Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks and Emily Mortimer as his sisters.
The story was born out of an idea by director Jesse Peretz (The Ex) and written by his sister Evgenia and her husband David Schisgall with Rudd in mind. “This motion picture was conceived, planned and made with the spirit of Woodstock in our hearts, minds and souls,” commented producer Peter Saraf (Little Miss Sunshine).
General admission tickets for the screening and the Q&A will cost $25. A select number of $50 tickets will also include a reception at Oriole 9 in Woodstock. Paul Rudd, producer Peter Saraf and director Jesse Peretz will all be in attendance. For more information, call (845) 679-4265 or log on to https://ulsterpub.staging.wpenginefilmfestival.com/.