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WFF Audience Award Winners

The winners of the 16th Annual Woodstock Film Festival Audience awards are: Good Ol’ Boy, directed by Frank Lotito, won the audience award for best narrative feature. The film was shot in Kingston and tells the story of an Indian boy who wants to become an all-American good old boy. There was a tie for [...]

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A Kingston Good Ol’ Boy

When Australian comedian and film producer Frank Lotito considered where to set his 1979-era coming of age, American dream story, where did he land? Kingston, NY. “We needed a place that could be Anywhere, USA. It’s a period piece that we wanted to work equally well as the Eastern United States or a little town [...]

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Going Dutch

2015 marks the introduction of the New World Cinema competition category at the Woodstock Film Festival, including a special Focus on Dutch Cinema. The competition is sponsored by the Netherlands Consulate and the Department of Dutch Culture USA and in collaboration with Bruce Weiss (Ironworks Productions) and Andre Naus (Eye International in the Netherlands). “DutchCulture [...]

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2015 WFF Opening day and musical musings

The Woodstock Film Festival launches into full swing today with an opening keynote address by documentary filmmaker Josh Fox (Gasland I and II) at 4 p.m. at the Kleinert James Arts Center on Tinker Street. Topic? “Filmmaking, Human Rights and the Climate.” Later Ron Chapman’s film “The Poet of Havana” screens at 7:30 p.m. at [...]

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Good morning from Day 3

It’s 9:45 a.m. Friday, and we’re just beginning our winding weekend in Woodstock. Right now I’m uploading photos from yesterday’s action at the Woodstock Film Festival, including shots from the opening-night party at New World Home Cooking in Saugerties (there was hummus and pitas, chips and guac, grape leaves and, of course, blackened string beans). [...]

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Woodstock afternoon

The Colony Cafe is sleepy on this rainy afternoon, filmmakers just arriving to set up for a bustling weekend of screenings. Tim Blake-Nelson was named the festival’s Giving Back award winner for a project he’s initiating to bring theater to kids in NYC. Blake-Nelson has a long history of giving back in the Hudson Valley [...]

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Another year of coverage …

The leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. The wind begins to pick up steam against the windows. It must be autumn’s approach, and that means it must be time for the Woodstock Film Festival. This year’s festival is a week earlier, so technically it begins at the end of summer. But save technicalities [...]

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That’s a wrap: The fire burns

I won’t get into detail, but Saturday night at the Woodstock Film Festival, there was a bonfire. One of the after-parties. I don’t even know if I should’ve been there, but I was, merely just to hang and not to report. Wearing a sweatshirt, direly unprepared for the night, I watched as hundreds of film [...]

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Review: Stone

Edward Norton and Robert DeNiro go head to head like circling pitbulls in this prison tale of freedom and capture, faith and factions, fidelity and self betrayal. DeNiro plays parole officer Jack Mabry, cleaning up the last of his case files before retirement. Norton is prisoner Gerald “Stone” Creeson, also counting the days until his release, [...]

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Festival vignettes, from Fright Night to Ochs

It’s been a whirl of a weekend, but there are some really precious moments that really make me smile that I haven’t had a chance to share: –Arriving at the Catamount for the Fright Night screening of “Don’t Go in the Woods”, I encountered Vincent D’Onofrio sitting comfortably at the top of the stairs, casually [...]

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