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Woodstock Film Festival announces lineup

Sep 14, 2018 7:15 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting organizers of the the Woodstock Film Festival announced September 12, the 19th annual event will feature nine world premiere screenings, four North American premieres, one U.S. premiere and some familiar celebrity faces. The festival will be held October 10 through 14 at venues in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties and Kingston. Among the highlights this year: the opening-night film “What They Had,” directed by Elizabeth Chomko; closing-night film “A Private War,” directed by Matthew Heineman; and centerpiece film “Wildlife,” by Paul Dano. Appearing this year at the festival: Christopher Lloyd, best known as Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” movies and Reverend Jim Ignatowski in the TV sitcom “Taxi;” and, actor/director/producer Steve Buscemi, of “Fargo” and “Boardwalk Empire” fame. The recipient of the 2018 Maverick Award will be film and Broadway director Julie Taymor, whose “Across the Universe” will be shown at the festival. The festival will kick off with a screening of “Karl Berger — Music Mind” at the Woodstock Playhouse, followed by the Karl Berger Band performing live. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.