Woodstock Film Festival runs from Oct. 11-15

The 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival is now in progress, with dozens of films being screened in Woodstock and neighboring towns. Here’s a look at our coverage so far.

The overview 

Hedy Lamarr, the subject of a much-anticipated documentary (photo courtesy of the filmmakers | The Everett Collection).

A short look at the festival as a whole. Subsequent articles focus on individual aspects.



Eight films to check out

Still from “Cold November,” about a 12-year-old being raised by women who is taken through the rite of passage of killing a deer for the first time

WFF Executive Director Meira Blaustein recommends eight films: five narrative and three documentaries.

Biographical documentaries abound 

(Julian Wasser | Courtesy of Joan Didion)

Actor/producer/director Griffin Dunne is the nephew of the celebrated journalist and novelist Joan Didion. Dunne profiles her in his new documentary, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, which will screen at WFF, as will Arthur Miller: Writer, a documentary about the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist directed by his daughter Rebecca Miller, and the much anticipated Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.


Local talent and familiar scenery

A still from “The Last Pig”

The festival features many films by local directors and shot in the Hudson Valley.

Film festivals remind us of the Hudson Valley’s distinctive beauty

Alfred Hitchcock’s great North By Northwest involved a narrative-setting journey up the Hudson River that featured previously shot images of the Highlands, Catskills and local cities as a scene-setter.

Need an urban area? We have it. Need a suburban street? Have it. Apple orchard or farm? Yup. Shoot on the water? We can do that. Seasonal shooting? Winter, summer, spring or fall. All of it.