It’s Happening Again: The Woodstock Film Festival is Here!!!

19 09 2011

Hey what’s up everyone! After a long hiatus, I’m back! Since my last blog, I’ve been working in various places ranging from the city of New York to the woods of our very own Dutchess County. But now, after recovering from so many mosquito bites, I can talk about something that I’m sure that you all know about.

From Sept. 21st to the 25th, the 12th Annual Woodstock Film Festival will commence. For those who don’t know, this is where thousands of filmmakers from all parts of the world come together to showcase their work and celebrate filmmaking. Along with watching films, people can also be treated to concerts, film panel discussions, and parties that take place all throughout the festival. But I’m sure most of you are more interested in the films. So I’ll give you the rundown of some of the films that are showing at this year’s festivities:

"Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding" starring Jane Fonda

One of the most anticipated films of the festival, “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding,” will be shown on three occasions. On the 22nd, it’ll be shown at the Woodstock Playhouse at 6:30pm and then again at 9pm. On the 23rd, it will be shown at the Rosendale Theater at 4:30pm. The movie is a comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation, which eventually turns into unexpected adventure. The film is directed by Bruce Beresford and it stars Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Elizabeth Olsen.

On the 23rd, it will be “Fright Night.” So to go with the theme, “The   Innkeepers” will be playing at the Woodstock Playhouse at 8:15pm and then again on the 24th, at the Rosendale Theater at 9pm. The movie centers around two employees of a hotel inn that set out to investigate claims that the inn is haunted. The film is directed by Ti West and stars Sarah Paxton, Pat Healy, and Kelly McGillis.










And last but not least, “Mothers House” will be showing at the Kleinart Art Center on the 23rd (3pm) and on the 24th (10pm). Mother’s House is a short film starring Tim Guinee and Kathryn Erbe. Tim plays as Thomas Ross, a loving husband who recently lost his mother as she passed away. Both he and his wife, Catherine (Erbe), go to his mother’s house to dispose of her estate. That’s when they discover the secret of mother’s house. The film is directed by Davis Hall.

This year, I’m going to be one of the venue directors. So, I’ll be sure to catch some of the movies that are playing in the Woodstock area. I look forward to seeing everyone there and I hope everyone will have a good time at this year’s Woodstock Film Festival.




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