We’ll start our preview of this year’s 20th Anniversary Woodstock Film Festival, running October 2-5, with the special guests, including Matt Dillon, Rosie Perez, Parker Posey, Julie Taymor, folk music icon Janis Ian, and many others. Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt, will receive the Trailblazer Award for her documentaries and community activism. March for Our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky will be on hand for the screening of Parkland Rising, about the teen-led anti-gun-violence movement generated by the high school shooting in Florida.
A look at some of the can’t-miss films that might be lost in the shuffle.
Wednesday-Sunday, October 10-14: This preview of WFF’s 2018 offerings (about half of them made by women, overall) focuses solely on works by female directors whose narratives explore relationships among women.
Watching film footage of great jazz musicians in their youth — Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Woodstock’s own Ingrid Sertso and Karl Berger, and many more — is just one of the pleasures of the documentary Karl Berger — Music Mind, showing at the Woodstock Film Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at the Woodstock Playhouse.
Oct. 10-14: This year’s festival features nine world premieres, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, a dozen East Coast premieres, and eight New York premieres among the 100 plus screenings and dozens of star-studded panel discussions and special events arrayed over five days, as well as special awards being presented to legendary theater and film visionary Julie Taymor and award-winning documentary director Matthew Heineman, known for his eye-opening work on healthcare and opioid addiction crises
Wednesday-Sunday, October 10-14: There will also be nine world premieres screened, four North American premieres, one US premiere, 12 East Coast premieres and eight New York premieres.
The 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival is now in progress, with dozens of films being screened in Woodstock and neighboring towns.
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 11-15: Subjects include Joan Didion, Arthur Miller and Hedy Lamarr.
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The festival, which runs from Oct. 11-15, features many films by local directors and shot in the Hudson Valley.