FEATURE NARRATIVES

The Adderall Diaries

 

Directed by Pamela Romanowsky
USA / 2015 / 87 minutes

As a writer stymied by past success, writers block, substance abuse, relationship problems and a serious set of father issues, Elliott's cracked-out chronicle of a bizarre murder trial amounts to less than the sum of its parts. Not long into the 2007 trial of programmer Hans Reiser, accused of murdering his wife, the defendant's friend Sean Sturgeon obliquely confessed to several murders (though not the murder of Reiser's wife). Elliott, caught up in the film-ready twist and his tenuous connection to Sturgeon (they share a BDSM social circle), makes a gonzo record of the proceedings. The result is a scattered, self-indulgent romp through the mind of a depressive narcissist obsessed with his insecurities and childhood traumas.

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/2/2015, 10:00PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/3/2015, 5:00PM


 

Directed by Larysa Kondracki
USA / 2014 / 120 Minutes

An episode of the hit show followed by a discussion with show runner Joe Weisberg. Moderated by Indiewire Chief Film Critic and Senior Editor, Eric Kohn.

Season 3, Episode 10 "Stingers."
Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A. Mujahideen visitors. Tensions at the Jennings home escalate.

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 2:15PM


 

DIRECTED BY justin lerner
usa / 2015 / 97 minutes
east coast premiere

How would you react if you discovered everything you thought you knew about your family turned out not to be so? After an enigmatic visit to his dying grandfather and the surprise appearance of an alluring and whimsical young woman claiming to be his cousin, Davis Greene discovers a side of his family he never knew existed. Gingerly, he allows himself to be seduced into uncovering the past. But as estranged cousins Davis and Alexis grow close to each other, they discover the dark secret that shattered the relationship of their fathers. 

The second feature film from director Justin Lerner, The Automatic Hate is an intimate and gripping portrait of a family told with spectacular pacing and assured direction, offering plenty of surprise turns along the way. Starting out as a simple indie drama, where Davis and his girlfriend are struggling to understand their relationship, The Automatic Hate evolves into a heartbreaking romance that spans two generations of families broken apart.

Visit Website

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 9:00PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/3/2015, 7:30PM


 

directed by aaron nee & adam nee
usa / 2015 / 95 minutes
east coast premiere

Expertly adapting the characters from Mark Twain's seminal stories into the 21st century, Band of Robbers is a clever escapade that truly honors the essence of its source material. We meet thrill-seeking Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer as young boys pursuing adventure. But the authorities have a different concept of fun, and after being released from his latest stay in prison, petty crook Huck hopes to leave his criminal activities behind. But lifelong friend and corrupt police officer Tom has a different idea in mind. In a final endeavor to achieve their childhood dreams, Tom pulls the gang back together in the hopes of discovering a legendary treasure. Little do they know, this new caper will send them into more unexpected and dangerous territories than they ever faced as children. The sophomore feature from brother's Aaron and Adam Nee, with its impressively talented cast, comes together to create a slightly dark, but always witty comedy-adventure.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 7:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/3/2015, 2:15PM


 

dIRECTED BY KEN SANZEL
COLUMBIA / 2015 / 96 MINUTES
WORLD PREMIERE

Welcome to an underground, money-making subculture of people who wear bulletproof vests and shoot each other. Set against Colombia’s majestic landscapes and impoverished villages, Blunt Force Trauma follows two modern-day gunslingers, John and Colt, who are on parallel but very different journeys, one seeking excitement, the other revenge. Part action drama-part love story and always engrossing, their worlds collide with passion and pain as John and Colt each try to fulfill their own wants and at the same time keep each other safe in the dueling underworld. 

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 9:30PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/4/2015, 12:30PM


 

DIRECTED BY DIEGO ONGARO
USA, FRANCE / 2015 / 92 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Bob is a handsome, rugged logger who spends his days either cutting trees in the silent, majestic Massachusetts woods or listening to hardcore rap music and playing golf. But this routine life is rudely interrupted when one of his beloved cows gets brutally wounded and his work suffers a financial blow following a bad business deal. Suddenly Bob finds himself facing some hard decisions. Despite family opposition, the unyielding winter woods ultimately push Bob to do whatever it takes to keep his failing business alive. Just how much is he willing to sacrifice to hold his life together?

Visit Website

Screenings

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/2/2015, 3:30PM

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 11:30AM


The Forbidden Room (closing night film)

 

Directed by Guy Maddin
Canada / 2015 / 120 Minutes

Honoring classic cinema while electrifying it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins with the crew of a doomed submarine chewing flapjacks in a desperate attempt to breathe the oxygen within. Suddenly, impossibly, a lost woodsman wanders into their company and tells his tale of escaping from a fearsome clan of cave dwellers. From here, Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson take us high into the air, around the world and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception, murder, skeleton women, and vampire bananas.

Visit Website

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/4/2015, 7:30PM


 

directed by frank lotito
usa / 2015 / 102 minutes
east coast premiere

The year is 1979, when life was simpler but families were still complex, and an Indian family moves to America hoping to live the American Dream. Reminiscent of The Wonder YearsGood Ol' Boy is an endearing coming-of-age story, where 10-year-old Smith falls for the girl next door and is caught between his family's Hindu traditions and his desire to become a "good ol' boy." While the children and their stories take the lead, Good Ol' Boy challenges the stereotypical notion of both traditional Indian and predictable redneck families as the patriarchs help tell a compelling tale of the struggles of parenthood and married life for anyone of any race or background. By initially treating the characters as caricatures of themselves, we're given the chance to laugh with them as we watch how the depth of their characters and love for their families evolve.

Visit Facebook

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/2/2015, 2:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/4/2015, 2:30PM


 

Directed By Chris Hicky
USA / 2015 / 89 minutes
East Coast Premiere

Just out of prison, drifter/musician Jake steals a car and hits the road for small town Arkansas, intent on extracting revenge from the father he never knew. Although he never met the man, Jake blames him for all of life's troubles, starting with his mother's death. Arriving in this dustbowl town with only a guitar to sustain him, Jake discovers nothing is as he imagined. The Grace of Jake is, at its core, the story of a man who finds redemption through friendship, faith and his deep-rooted love of gospel music, which bonds him with the locals and sets him on a righteous path. 

Visit Facebook
View Trailer

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 5:00PM

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 12:30PM


 

Directed by Clay Riley Hassler
USA / 2015 / 92 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

Filmed in a real shelter with real people, Homeless tells the story of Gosh (Josh), a teenage boy lost in the bleak routine of life in a shelter. After his father is sent to jail and his grandmother passes away, Gosh, unable to pay rent, is forced onto the streets with only the clothes on his back and his iPod. If this were a Hallmark production, we'd expect some kindhearted soul to rescue Gosh. And indeed, after weeks of loneliness and setbacks, he is befriended and lands a job. But Homeless isn’t a family-TV movie. Based on a real life story, debut director Clay Riley Hassler manages to truly portray a sense of what being homeless is like.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 3:00PM

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 4:45PM


 

Directed by Marc Meyers
USA / 2015 / 108 minutes
New York Premiere

How He Fell in Love is a story of love doomed to failure. Struggling young musician Travis (Matt McGorry of Orange Is the New Black) has fallen head over heels for the beautiful, older, married yoga teacher Ellen (Amy Hargreaves of Homeland). Alternating between vulnerability and pulsating sexuality, McGorry and Hargreaves seduce the audience with an impossible love story that is mesmerizing to watch. With New York City as the backdrop to their love, and a steamy getaway to the country as added spice to their already hot relationship, the lovers traverse this dangerous road with alternating abandon and control. 

Visit Website

Screenings

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 6:00PM

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 10:00PM


 

Directed by Katie Cokinos
USA / 2015 / 93 Minutes
New York Premiere

Like many recent college grads, Dora (Edith Brolin) doesn't know what to do with her life. She spends most of her time in daydreams about traveling the globe and becoming a romantic poet, while her overly practical mother is more focused on her daughter staying at home in New Jersey to prepare for the LSATs. After learning her great-aunt Vera (Oscar Winner Diane Ladd) is injured and requires assistance at her home in Upstate NY, Dora jumps at the chance to escape, hoping to find her true calling.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/2/2015, 6:00PM


 

Directed by Sasha Gordon
USA,Italy / 2015 / 82 Minutes
World Premiere

Sonia is a neurotic jingle writer who's always dreamt of a big and exciting life. Surprised by a sudden proposal and subsequent ultimatum from her easy-going boyfriend, Chris, Sonia has to decide whether she'll join the ranks of her married friends or take a leap and pursue her fantasies.A whimsical romantic comedy that's raunchy and yet gentle, It Had To Be You explores the choices women face today while satirizing cultural expectations of gender and romance.

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 6:30PM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 9:00PM


 

Directed by Ross Partridge
USA / 2015 / 97 Minutes
New York Premiere

When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world.  The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 9:30PM

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 7:15PM


 

Directed by Jacob Kornbluth
USA / 2014 / 98 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

Love & Taxes is a riveting comic tale of seven years of tax avoidance. Following the possibly real-life exploits of Josh Kornbluth, an autobiographical monologist, Love & Taxes is a comedy that blends solo performance and scripted scenes to bring the subjective reality of the storyteller hilariously to life. A tale of procrastination, making movies and growing up, Love & Taxes is a middle-aged coming-of-age story that is also, quite possibly, the first ever pro-tax romantic comedy.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 3:30PM

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 7:45PM


 

Directed by Eddy Terstall
Netherlands / 2015 / 93 Minutes
US Premiere

Liza is a young woman who travels to Venice to meet her Italian father, Mauro. Mauro has not seen Liza since she was three years old, when he and Liza's mother decided to split up. Mauro has traveled the world since as a musician and hopes to get to know his biological daughter during this brief holiday.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 4:00PM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 6:30PM


 

Directed by A.D. Calvo
USA / 2015 / 89 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

The Missing Girl follows quintessential comic book store owner, Morty, who has a hard time letting go of the past. His humdrum existence is dramatically changed when he hires the too-beautiful-to-be-working-as-a-clerk Ellen, a burgeoning artist and satirist with an appreciation of his meticulous yet grumpy nature.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/2/2015, 9:00PM

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 7:30PM


 

Directed by Johnny O'Reilly
Ireland / 2014 / 100 Minutes
US PRemiere

Moscow Never Sleeps is a multi-narrative drama about the hidden bonds that connects us all. The film dives headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five Muscovites from diverse backgrounds.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/1/2015, 3:30PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/4/2015, 3:00PM


 

Directed by Barney Elliott
Peru,USA / 2014 / 97 Minutes
North American Premiere
 

Set against the backdrop of an international finance deal in New York and Peru, Oliver's Deal is an intense political drama that explores how far people will go to get what they want.

Visit Facebook
View Trailer

Screenings

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/1/2015, 7:30PM

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/2/2015, 7:30PM


 

Directed by Eric WebeR
USA / 2015 / 90 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

A look at the tumultuous marriage of Tim and Emily Hanratty over half a century.

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 12:30PM

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/4/2015, 5:00PM


Remember (Opening Night Film)

 

Directed by Atom Egoyan
Canada / 2015 / 95 Minutes
US Premiere

Remember tells the story of Zev Guttman (Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer), a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor struggling with Dementia who is living out his final years in a bucolic retirement home. A week following the death of his beloved wife Ruth, he suddenly gets a mysterious package from his close friend Max (Academy Award Winner Martin Landau), containing a stack of money, a gun, and a letter detailing a shocking plan.

View Trailer

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/1/2015, 6:30PM


 

Directed by Antoinette Beumer
The Netherlands / 2015 / 100 Minutes

Simone needs a change. Together with her husband Eric and their two children, she buys a decrepit mansion in the south of France to turn it into a home and B&B. While the chaos of the renovation grows, Simone flees into a thrilling affair with one of the French construction workers, the gorgeous twenty-year-old Michel. She slowly loses control of her life and the French dream turns into her worst nightmare.

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 7:15PM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 1:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Laurie Weltz
USA / 2015 / 92 minutes
East Coast Premiere

Despite a disregard for convention and lax parenting, rebellious 15-year-old Scout is willing to risk everything for her little sister. When this charming con-artist enlists a wealthy mental patient to help her find Lulu, we embark on a road trip across Texas in search of their estranged carnie father who has kidnapped his young daughter. The characters in this film are as unpredictable as the story. 

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 10:00PM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 3:30PM


 

 

 

 

 



Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez
USA / 2015 / 96 minutes
US Premiere

A group of eccentric tenants' lives are turned upside down when their beloved apartment complex is suddenly sold out from under them.Starring George Hamilton, Valerie Perrine, Alex Rocco, Jack McGee, Barbara Bain, Mariette Hartley, Jack Betts, Howard Hesseman, Heather McComb, Micah Hauptman.

Visit Facebook

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/3/2015, 4:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Colette Bothof
The Netherlands / 2014 / 89 minutes
New York Premiere

The summer is sweltering and hot in a village where everyday life is dominated by the humming power plant. Anne (16) and her friends spend their days biking through the winding roads that lead nowhere and everywhere – it’s a time of adventure and youthful awakening. Anne, however, feels like an outsider, until she meets Lena, a new girl in town who rides a motorbike, wears leather, and is different from everybody else. The two girls rapidly fall for one another and young love unfolds in all its tender awkwardness.

View Trailer

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 10:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/4/2015, 5:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Linda-Maria Birbeck
Sweden / 2015 / 89 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

Mia and Mirjam are 14 years old and live in a dead boring town, there´s not even an airport. They are not grown up, but are working on it. Mirjam jumps the gun on adult life and starts an affair with an older man - he says he loves her, but the facade is breaking. Mia has a dad who drinks a little bit too much. Luckily they have each other, and Karl, their super smart friend who knows almost everything.

Visit Facebook
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 4:30PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/3/2015, 12:00PM


 

Directed by Paul Dalio
USA / 2015 / 101 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

Dedicated to a long list of bi-polar artists, Touched With Fire propels us into the rollercoaster lives of Marco and Carla, two young poets drawn to each other's mania. Is it a gift? An illness to be cured? An entry into fierce creativity? Does mania inspire fierce genius, and if so, is it worth the price of the crushing depression that inevitably follows the high? Writer-director Paul Dalio tells his story from the inside-out, using Van Gogh's Starry Night as the backdrop to an alternate reality.

Visit Website

Screenings

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/1/2015, 7:00PM

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/3/2015, 1:30PM


 

Directed by Eshom Nelms & Ian Nelms
USA / 2015 / 90 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

In this genuine riches-to-rags story, Jimmy, played by a charming James Lafferty, finally finds work waiting tables at a chicken & waffles chain, where the hectic pace and general mayhem become both comedic and endearing. Under the tutelage of master grill man Edward (Danny Glover in a stunningly earnest performance), Jimmy learns some hard lessons about life, finance and making grits. 

Visit Facebook

Screenings

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/2/2015, 6:30PM

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/4/2015, 12:30PM


 

Directed by Robert Zimeckis
USA / 2015 / 100 Minutes

In 1974, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit attempts to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.

View Trailer

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/3/2015, 6:30PM

 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

 

1 Giant Leap II: What about me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Duncan Bridgeman & Jamie Catto
USA / 2015/ 85 Minutes
New York Premiere

1 Giant Leap: What About Me? is a unique music, TV and film project, the culmination of 4 years of directors Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto visiting 50 locations around the world, collecting wisdom and musical jewels. It's an inspiring and alarming look at our collective insanity: how we are ego-driven, needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, addicted to status, wounded by childhood, and unable to stop thinking, but still manage to be inspired and creative.

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/2/2015, 5:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/3/2015, 5:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Robert Campos & Donna LoCiera
USA / 2014 / 90 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

Three stand-up comedians seek fame and fortune in the hottest comedy scene in the world: San Francisco in the 1980s. There they meet rising stars Robin Williams and Dana Carvey. Success, it seems, is just one good stand-up performance away. Soon, Will Durst, Larry 'Bubbles' Brown and Johnny Steele are being courted by agents and studios. We follow them on a 30-year journey that is both hilarious and moving, through comedy's boom and bust, and into their current scramble to survive as artists. 3 Still Standing offers a rare glimpse into the art and business of making people laugh.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 8:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/2/2015, 1:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Alex Sichel
USA / 2015 / 84 Minutes

 When filmmaker Alex Sichel learns she has metastatic breast cancer, she decides to persevere by making a movie about a woman facing the same diagnosis, displaying as much optimism as she can, while simultaneously documenting her own experience. The result is two movies unfolding side-by-side, with behind-the-scenes footage of both. Sound confusing? Perhaps. But once you are immersed, A Woman Like Me proceeds with unflinching honesty, humor and an enormous dose of personal strength.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 6:30PM

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 2:15PM


 

Directed by Jon Bowermaster
USA / 2015 / 60 Minutes
World Premiere

Evocatively titled, After The Spill takes us five years out, after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in April 2010. Has life returned to normal along Louisiana’s coastline? Or has it been changed forever? The film gorgeously captures a place and a way of life that many believe will never return.

Visit Website

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/4/2015, 3:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Directed by Holly Morris & Anne Bogart
USA / 2015 / 72 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl's Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratch out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of visitors-- scientists, soldiers, and even 'stalkers' (young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies). Why the film's characters, Hanna, Maria and Valentyna, chose to return after the disaster, defying the authorities and endangering their health, is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one's destiny and the subjective nature of risk.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 12:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/3/2015, 12:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Ben Selkow
USA / 2015 / 85 Minutes
World Premiere

Struggle along with U.S. Army captain Luis Montalvan, back from the Iraq War, as he learns to cope with his inner war wounds and resurface via the bond he forms with his service dog, Tuesday. Relive Hurricane Katrina with evacuee Ashley as she pledges to rebuild her home while she rebuilds herself. Empathize with Eurndina, fighting to stay sober and go back to school after surviving child abuse and domestic violence. 

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/2/2015, 1:00PM

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 5:15PM


 

Directed by Hillevi Loven
USA / 2015 / 75 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

Growing up is difficult. But when you are a boy living in the body of a girl in rural North Carolina, life can be extremely complicated. Meet 17-year-old Spazz, exiled by her family, rejected by her ex, with no one to lean on for support. When Spazz falls in love again, she finds the courage to transition to Cole Ray Davis, a gutsy trans young man.

Visit Website

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 11:45AM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 6:00PM


 

 

 

 

 

 


Directed by Amy Benson, Scott Squire & Raymata Limbu
USA / 2015 / 97 Minutes
New York Premiere
 

Filmed over seven years, Drawing the Tiger is an intimate portrait of a family in rural Nepal who get a chance to break their cycle of poverty: their brightest child is awarded a scholarship to attend school in the city. An unflinchingly real and almost unbearably touching portrait of an impoverished family and a young girl faced with an enormous responsibility

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 1:30PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/3/2015, 2:30PM


 

 

 

 

 


Directed by Noa Roth
Israel / 2015 / 67 Minutes
North American Premiere

The film tells the story of how, 30 years ago, the divorce of a woman who went on to become a renowned author, and her husband, an esteemed rabbi, shook the religious city of Bney Barak and affected the lives of their seven children. It follows a family divided between the two conflicting worlds of the Ultra-Orthodox and the secular. One of the couple's daughters embarks on a journey among the ghosts of her childhood, trying to reunite her fractured family and, finally, to start one of her own.

View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/1/2015, 7:30PM

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 2:30PM


 

Directed by Barbara Kopple
USA / 2015 / 92 Minutes

Hot Type; 150 Years of The Nation is a vivid look at America's oldest continuously published weekly magazine. With editor Katrina vanden Heuvel at the helm, as well as an impressive array of passionate writers, the film takes us on a journey into the soul of American Journalism. With unfettered access and unfiltered honesty, Hot Type captures the day-to-day pressures and challenges of publishing a weekly magazine, as well as illuminating how the past continuously ripples through and shapes current events. It is the story of The Nation - and the nation - evolving into the future, as it is guided by its remarkable past.

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 2:30PM


 

Directed by Judy Rymer
Australia / 2014 / 84 Minutes
East Coast Premiere 

One young Australian woman's horrific gang rape has led to a five year battle for justice with the Kenyan legal system.  Rape victims do not testify against their attackers in Kenya because they fear for their lives. Supported in her quest by a courageous high ranking police officer and some senior legal officials, much is at stake as Charlotte seeks justice against all odds in the Kenyan Courts. Currently, Charlotte's testimony is detaining her attackers in prison. Her life is in constant danger. Her indomitable strength and her sense of outrage at the lack of rights for Kenyan women has been her inspiration and brought many silenced women out of the dark to stand at her side.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 2:00PM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 3:30PM


 

Directed by E. Chai VasarhelYi
USA / 2014 / 94 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

An artist-led youth movement - the Y'en a Marre (Enough is Enough) -- erupted to protect one of Africa's oldest and most stable democracies. Fourteen candidates ran for president. Incorruptible follows the main players: incumbent President Wade, opposition candidate Macky Sall and music superstar Youssou Ndour, along with the Y'en a Marre movement. Displaying passion, exuberance, corruption, religious ploys, a call for accountability, collaboration, and the registration of 300,000 new voters, the results were stunning. More people voted than ever before in the history of independent Senegal. Macky Sall, running on a platform of reform and anti-corruption, won. The film explores this transition and asks: after you unite against something, what do you then unite for?

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 5:15PM

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 5:30PM


 

Directed by Susan Robbins
USA / 2015 / 104 Minutes

You may not know her name, but 88-year-old jazz pianist Lee Shaw is a legend among musicians. She was coveted by Lionel Hampton (but declined an invitation to join him), tutored by Oscar Peterson, and her current trio boasts Hudson Valley homeboys Rich Syracuse on bass and Jeff Siegel on drums. Shaw fell in love with the piano at age 5, and director Susan Robbins’ bio-pic, Lee’s 88 Keys, comes alive with recollections of Shaw first hearing music and learning to play, on to becoming a bona-fide musician. 

Screenings

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/2/2015, 8:30PM


 

Directed by Justin Schein
USA / 2014 / 85 Minutes
World Premiere

Loneliness is one of the hardest maladies to live with, and Mayer Vishner , after years of coping with solitude, and six months into filming, announces that his last political act will be the taking of his own life. An ethical struggle ensues as the filmmaker can't help but put himself inside the story, trying to help his subject create a different ending. As Schein's own young child becomes a part of the film in a tender moment that restores hope that Vishner's life can be preserved, the viewer is inadvertently pulled into the unfolding tragic drama in a rare and deeply affective experience of self-questioning. 

Visit Website

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 5:30PM

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 6:00PM


 

Directed by Gayle Kirschenbaum
USA / 2014 / 84 Minutes
New York Premiere

A sensitive daughter and her critical mother explore their past to fix their future. Told with biting humor and raw honesty, this is an intimate story about family dysfunctions, forgiveness and healing.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 3:00PM

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 9:00PM


 

Directed by Jessica Edwards
USA / 2015 / 81 Minutes
New York Premiere 

Mavis! is the first feature-length documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Levon Helm Studios
10/2/2015, 9:30PM


 

Directed by Roger Graef & James Rogan
UK / 2014 / 92 Minutes

In 1969, six men joined forces to create an absurd surrealist comedy group that would one day become one of the most notable icons of the comedy world. Now, nearly 35 years later, these illustrious Monty Python players have reunited to bring their unique brand of silliness back to their massive fan base. Focusing on their sold-out, ten-night run at The O2 Arena in London, Monty Python: The Meaning of Live presents a behind-the-scenes look at Monty Pythons’ largest show ever.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/3/2015, 9:00PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/4/2015, 12:00PM


 

USA / 2015 / 90 Minutes
World Premiere

Twenty years after it was first released, singer/songwriter Natalie Merchant has re-recorded her 5 million-selling album Tigerlily. The accompanying bio-pic illustrates how powerfully the songs from the record -- Carnival, River, Wonder, The Letter and more -- have impacted her fans. Filled with archival footage from her early days fronting 10,000 Maniacs, this is the first documentary Natalie has participated in ... told through her voice and the voices of her fans.

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/1/2015, 9:15PM


 

Directed by Ron Chapman
Canada / 2015 / 97 Minutes
New York Premiere

The Poet of Havana explores the cultural, political and social significance Cuban super-star Carlos Varela has had in his 30 years as a singer-songwriter. A veteran of censorship battles with the Cuban government, his emotionally charged songs—raw, metaphoric
chronicles of contemporary Cuban life— have drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan’s work. Shot in Havana with unique access, the audience enjoys
stunning concert and insider backstage moments, along with exclusive interviews with such international stars as Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique, Juan and Samuel Formel, Diana Fuentes, X Alfonso, Alexander Abreu, Jackson Browne and actor Benicio Del Toro.

 

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) 
9/30/2015, 6:30PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/3/2015, 10:00PM


 

Directed by Sam Pressman
Peru,USA,Brazil / 2015 / 79 Minutes

Reconquest Of The Useless is a documentary film that follows the travails of three young men as they journey nearly 5,000 miles through the Peruvian Amazon searching for inspiration, adventure and the legacy of Werner Herzog's classic film Fitzcarraldo thirty years after it was made. Like Fitzcarraldo, who dreamed of building an opera house in the jungle, and Herzog himself, with his transcendent vision of cinema, the creators of Reconquest Of The Useless also pursue quixotic dreams: to travel without being tourists and to have transformative experiences by exploring what is rarely sought after.

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/1/2015, 12:30PM

ROSENDALE Theatre
10/3/2015, 8:00PM


 

Directed by Ron Nyswaner
USA / 2014 / 80 Minutes
New York Premiere

Oscar-nominated writer/producer Ron Nyswaner's first documentary feature is an examination of the actor's craft and the sacrifices demanded by a lifelong career.  Veteran character actor and Tony Award winner, Mary Louise Wilson, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty into their acting.  Features interviews with Frances McDormand, Melissa Leo, Tyne Daly, Estelle Parsons, Valerie Harper, and playwright Doug Wright, discussing what it means to be a character actor, whether acting can be taught, what constitutes 'talent,' and whether the profession is harder for women.

Visit Website
View Trailer

Screenings

Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 7:45PM

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 3:00PM


 

Directed by Barbara Kopple
USA / 2015 / 52 Minutes

During the final year of an unprecedented national effort to end military veteran homelessness, two-time Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple intimately documents the on-the-ground work of the veteran-founded community-based service organization, Veterans Resource Center, in Northern California. 

Screenings

To purchase tickets for this film, go to: 'Sporting Dreams'


 

Directed by Leon Gast
USA / 2015 / 52 Minutes

Sports play an enormous part in the American social fabric. More children than ever are participating in competitive sports. Sports can help achieve their athletic dreams, help with their academics, teach how to deal with adversity and failure, learn to succeed through hard work and dedication and of course how to have fun. The film looks at several different individual and team sports in America: from Boxing, Hockey to the girls AAU basketball. The film examines family relationships between mothers and fathers and sons and daughters. We look at their joys and struggles by exploring how sports play a part in their American dream.

Screenings

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015, 11:45AM


 

Directed by  Bailey Webber & Michael Webber
USA / 2015 / 85 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

When a brave high school student takes a stand against government mandated BMI tests of her peers, she finds herself in the middle of a national debate and a battle of wills between herself and the state government.

Visit Website

Screenings

Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 1:00PM

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 2:30PM


 

Directed by Natalie Avital
USA / 2015 / 96 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

The Three Hikers tells the story of three Americans (Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal) who went hiking in Northern Iraqi Kurdistan in July 2009, and were captured and held as political hostages by the Iranian Government for more than two years. Set against the backdrop of the complex geopolitical stalemate between the United States and Iran and the emergence of their crisis as an international news story, the documentary chronicles Sarah, Shane and Josh's time in prison while also telling the the very personal story of three families and their unyielding efforts to get their loved ones home.

Screenings

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/3/2015, 3:00PM

Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/4/2015, 12:00PM


 

 

SHORTS

Shorts : Animation

Screenings
Upstate Films WOODSTOCK
10/3/2015 12:00 PM

THE ALCHEMIST'S LETTER

 

DIRECTED BY CARLOS ANDRE STEVENS
USA/UK / 2015 / 5:17 MINUTES

When Veridian, an estranged son, receives his late alchemist father Nicolas' inheritance (voice of Academy Award nominated John Hurt), he is exposed to the ill-fated reality that his father built a tumultuous gold-making machine powered by his own memories. 


 

DIRECTED BY MAURo CARRARO
SWITZERLAND / 2014 / 5 MINUTES

In a surrealist backlit scene, swimmers and birds witness the spectacle of the dawn, hypnotized by the music of a cellist.


 

Directed by Patrick Smith
USA / 2015 / 4:30 Minutes
New York Premiere

Ayn Rand talks about Love and other things in this animated interview.


 

DIRECTED BY DAVID CHAI
USA / 2014 / 4 MINUTES

A disheartened Earnest Knapp learns that the things he holds most dear are often just a butt cheek away.


 

DIRECTED BY NICK TUSTIN
USA / 2015 / 3 MINUTES

An alien bug is born into a dangerous jungle. As he enters this strange new world, he realizes things are not what they appear.


 

DIRECTED BY GILLES-ALEXANDRE DESCHAUD
FRANCE / 2015 / 3 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

This short film follows a ukelele-playing girl who is chased through a dark forest by the monster that emerges from her own shadow.


 

DIRECTED BY NATE THEIS
USA / 2015 / 3:51 MINUTES

Driving is a satirical look at people in their cars. With explosions.


 

DIRECTED BY YANGZI SHI
USA / 2015 / 7:40 MINUTES

Durian was born with his facial expressions opposite to everyone else's.


 

DIRECTED BY PAUL BUSH
SWITZERLAND/UK / 2015 / 6:30 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

The Five Minute Museum is an experimental animation in which thousands of artifacts from museums are brought to life in a history of human endeavor.


 

DIRECTED BY VIRGINIA MORI
FRANCE/ITALY / 2015 / 8 MINUTES

A teacher and her pupil linger in an empty classroom. Through their looks and gestures, a strange confrontation begins.


 

Directed by Bill Plympton
USA / 2015 / 6 Minutes
New York Premiere

The life and times of a neglected stoplight.


 

Directed by Benjy Brooke, Vikkal Parrikh & Kris Merc
USA / 2015 / 3 Minutes

Mojo Thunder tells the story of a man trying to escape the pain of his past by indulging in his vices, only to see himself sinking deeper into the grim realities of life. 


 

Directed by Jeremy Galante & David Cowles
USA / 2015 / 3 Minutes
North American Premiere

Where you going buddy? Won't you come with me to music jail? The "Week 4" video of They Might Be Giants' 2015 Dial-A-Song projec


 

Directed by Yusuke Sakamoto
Japan / 2015 / 6:19 Minutes
New York Premiere

A tragic story of spaghetti, who never learned to love others.


 

Directed by Juanwei Chen
USA / 2014 / 2 Minutes

A teenage girl loses her panties as she takes them out to dry. Billy, the panty fairy, decides to help.


 

Directed by Jaime Giraldo
Canada / 2014 / 3:23 Minutes

Beings who exist in a world hanging from ropes are all engaged in a struggle to stop themselves from falling into the void below.


 

Directed by Lynn Kim
USA / 2015 / 3:30 Minutes

A closer look into the bullfight. Hand drawn and stop motion animation.


 

Directed by Edwin Chavez
USA / 2015 / 1 Minute
New York Premiere

A parasitic eye wanders around and consumes everything in its path.

 

SHORTS : BASED ON

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Community Center 
10/2/2015 8:30 PM    

WOODSTOCK Community Center 
10/4/2015 6:00 PM  

HOW I DIDN’T BECOME A PIANO PLAYER

 

DIRECED BY TOMMASO PITTA
UK / 2014 / 17:40 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

Nine-year-old Ted is the clumsiest boy in the world. Desperately searching for his vocation, he cannot find anything he is good at. The breakthrough arrives the day his father comes home with an old monstrous piano. Ted has the revelation: he will become the next Mozart. Based on the short story "Every Good Boy" by David Nicholls.


 

DIRECTED BY SERGIO RICO
USA / 2014 / 22 MINUTES
WORLD PREMIERE

Taking place in a beat-up old boarding house in New Orleans, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion is a light drama about the frustrations of a landlady and here troublesome tenant. In the neighboring room an aspiring writer finally decides to speak up for the what is true.


 

THE PEACOCK KILLER

DIRECTED BY BOYD HOLBROOK
USA / 2015 / 18 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

A man and his dog go on an unlikely journey of reconciliation. Adapted from a short story by Sam Shepard.


 

DIRECTED BY DEBORAH REINISCH
USA / 2014 / 13 MINUTES

Bill takes the only available seat in a cafe--at Betty's table.  Could she be the "one"?  Could he?  Are there any guarantees when we open our hearts?  Sure thing.

 

SHORTS : FEVER DREAM

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Community Center

10/2/2015 6:30 PM  

WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/4/2015 4:00 PM

AGAINST NIGHT

 

DIRECTED BY STEFAN KUBICKI
USA / 2014 / 28:18 MINUTES

Set in the 1960s, a cosmonaut confronts the death of his wife and daughter years earlier after his space capsule crash lands in the frozen steppes of Mongolia.


 

DIRECTED MIGUEL SILVEIRA
USA / 2014 / 19 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

A 14-year-old boy obsesses over the circumstances surrounding his father's death.


 

DIRECTED BY IVAN MENA-TINOCO
SPAIN / 2014 / 15 MINUTES

Alice, already a woman, wakes up in a foreign land. She does not remember her name neither how she got there. Evil forces are at work and Alice will have to fight to survive Wonderland and get back to her daughter.

 

SHORTS : GROWING UP

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/2/2015 12:00 PM  

WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/3/2015 6:30 PM

BREATHARIANS

 

DIRETED BY MARC TURTLETAUB
USA / 2014 / 27 MINUTES

August is a 12-year-old boy growing up on his family's dairy farm. His parents have separated and his mom has moved into another property on the farm while his father has started a relationship with a much younger woman. Navigating the literal and emotional distance between his parents' homes, August must grapple with whether he can complete a grisly job his father has assigned him.


 

DIRECTED BY PIPPA BIANCO
USA / 2014 / 11 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

A 15-year-old girl returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her.


 

DIRECTED BY SOLVAN NAIM
USA / 2014 / 17 MINUTES

Stanhope, a teenage inner city kid from Brooklyn, NY gets caught up in a web of violence as a paid assassin, after his Grandmother buys him a skateboard.


 

DIRECTED BY LINA ROESSLER
CANADA / 2014 / 6 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Two seven-year-old girls hatch a magical master plan to kill an abusive father.

 

SHORTS : LET'S TALK

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/2/2015 4:30 PM

Upstate Films I RHINEBECK
10/3/2015 8:30

GRECO ROMAN

 

DIRECTED BY THEO SENA
USA / 2015 /5:04 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

Two old friends take an awkward walk into their past.


 

DIRECTED BY JOSHUA ROGERS
USA / 2015 / 20 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Jesse Ritter has been living with a secret. What begins as a quiet evening driving for Pick Up (the latest car service to share the road with Uber and Lyft), turns into a life changing journey filled with conversations about life, sex, stigma, and guilt, as Jesse falls for one of his passengers and is forced to confess the truth.


 

DIRECTED BY MTUME GANT
USA / 2015 / 16:15 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

Jeremiah “Monk-One” Sinclair, a NYC hip hop artist, has reached a crossroads of trying to understand what success is. Filmed POV style, we enter the body of Monk One, seeing through his eyes the loss of passion, love for the music, and city he once knew.


 

DIRECTED BY MARC FOUCHARD
FRANCE / 2014 / 20:39 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

A small town in Northern France, Alex, a young skinhead, enters Malik's grocery store. As religious tensions build, Malik makes an offer hard for Alex to turn down, so long as he stays for tea.

 

SHORTS : NO TRESPASSING

Screenings

WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/3/2015 4:15 PM

Orpheum Theater SAUGERTIES
10/4/2015 5:30 PM

THE CUT THROUGH

 

DIRECTED BY WELDON POWERS
USA / 2015 / 5:08 MINUES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

A bored suburban husband follows the neighborhood kids and discovers a mysterious portal in the woods leading to a better, more exciting life.


 

DIRECTED BY ANDY BRUNTEL
USA / 2015 / 19 MINUTES
WORLD PREMIERE

A solitary game warden spends one last day with his estranged daughter before she moves to California. When he sidetracks their trip to Arby's to investigate a strange sound heard deep in the woods, he risks their safety and jeopardizes his deep desire to re-connect.


 

DIRECTED BY JESSICA DELA MERCED
USA / 2015 / 11 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE 

Five kids turn their innocence to ashes on a hot summer day in southwest Detroit.


 

DIRECTED BY JULIAN HIGGINS
USA / 2015 / 28:30 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

When an aging college professor confronts two hunters trespassing on his property, he begins an escalating battle of wills that will test his faith in everything he holds dear. 

 

SHORTS : QUIRKS

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/3/2015 8:45 PM

WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/4/2015

By any means A-veilable

 

Directed by Charlotte Schoiler
France/Denmark / 2014 / 16 Minutes

Babette, a naive but driven Danish woman looking for an apartment in Paris, embarks on an absurd mission fueled by her fear of getting short-changed.


 

DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER ENGEL
USA / 2014 / 7:30 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERe

After losing the last two digits of a girl's number, a socially awkward fish enthusiast tries every combination to seek her out.


 

DIRECTED BY HANNA MAYLETT
FINLAND / 2015 / 6:34 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Losing a car in a car park can be the end of the world or the beginning of another


 

DIRECTED BY ZACH SCHAMBERG
USA / 2014 / 13 MINUTES

An obsession with ping-pong disrupts an otherwise pleasant evening.


 

DIRECTED BY ZACH LASRY
USA / 2015 / 15 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

Manic man-child Seth lives in his own demented world where time is of the essence, his only friends are his stuffed animals, and the words of Michael Jordan inspire him to take all the shots he can.

 

SHORTS : SPANISH SPOTLIGHT

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/2/2015 2:15 PM

WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/3/2015 2:00 PM

THE ENGLISH TEACHER

 

DIRECTED BY ALAN GONZALEZ
CUBA / 2015 / 15:30 MINUTES
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

How much we can sacrifice to recover our freedom?


 

DIRECTED BY OMAR HIDALGO
CHILE / 2015 / 28:45 MINUTES

Lucas is visiting his sister on a remote island in southern Chile. An unlikely romance grows when he meets Antonio, a struggling young fisherman.


 

DIRECTED BY JAVIER FESSER
SPAIN / 2014 / 27:39 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community: the internet. 


ShortS :  Doc 1

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/1/2015 1:00 PM

WOODSTOCK Community Center 
10/3/2015 11:30 AM

CHIMES FOR AUTISM: TYLER’S STORY

 

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN PANAGGIO
USA / 2014 / 8:17 MINUTES

Eight-year-old Tyler Doi can identi¬fy individual Woodstock Chimes from their sound. Watch as he goes head-to-head in a “Name That Chime” challenge with Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes.


 

DIRECTED BY IVAN CASH
USA / 2014 / 6:13 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE 

This is the gentle portrait of an 86-year old farmer who is still active.  Cancer, fractured vertebrae, old hips - nothing has stopped Howard from tending his farm.


 

DIRECTED BY YESHY NAMGYAL
BHUTAN / 2014 / 10 MINUTES

Pema Tshering fights through all the odds to live the life he wants and achieve his dream of competing in the paralympic games.


 

DIRECTED BY NEAL STEENO
USA / 2015 / 35 MINUTES
NEW YORK PREMIERE

Tim Keenan returns to Vietnam after dealing well with his PTSD for over 40 years


 

DIRECTED BY WILL PARRINELLO
USA / 2014 / 9:30 MINUTES
EAST COAST PREMIERE

The story of a small group of 1960’s counterculture activists, led by Wavy Gravy, with a desire to create positive change in the world. Their subsequent work in public health and grassroots politi¬cal activism inspired them to found the Seva Foundation.


 

DIRECTED BY JACK TUMEN
USA / 2014 / 8:21 MINUTES
WORLD PREMIERE

An inside look into the music of local Woodstock band "The Daydreamers."

 
 

Directed by Samuel Centore
USA / 2014 / 7:33 Minutes
World Premiere

All About Amy is an intimate portrayal that follows a widowed transgender taxi driver in the Catskills.  Amy recounts her late wife's support as she works the night shift and returns at sunrise to her unfinished, decaying home in the woods.

Screenings
To purchase tickets for this film, go to: 'Deep Run'    

 

SHORTS : DOCS 2

Screenings
WOODSTOCK Playhouse
10/2/2015 11:45 AM

WOODSTOCK Community Center
10/4/2015 11:30 AM

El Porvenir

 

Directed by Alfredo Merentes & Josh Chertoff
Mexico / 2015 / 15 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states.


 

Directed by Adam Carboni & Tansy Michaud
USA / 2015 / 12:32 Minutes

An intimate look at a drive-in movie theater in its last summer of projecting 35mm film.


 

Directed by Nicholas Coles
USA / 2015 / 12:15 Minutes

Meet Tom and Barbara, the proud new owners of a serial killer’s house-- the most infamous residence in Sacramento, California. The middle-age couple soon realizes it's going to take more than a fresh coat of paint to whitewash their home's macabre history.


 

Directed by John Huba
USA / 2015 / 12:30 Minutes
World Premiere

People know me as Lenny Bee...but my real name is Leonardo Franscesco Busciligio!


 

Directed by Adam Roffman & Luke Poling
USA /2014 / 13:42 Minutes
New York Premiere

Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession.


 

Directed by James Burns
USA / 2015 / 10 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

We Live This is the story of four boys from the projects who have come together to pursue their dreams. Most new Yorkers who ride the MTA have opinions about them, but what lies beneath these young performers is more than what meets the eye.

 


SHORTS : Youth/Teen

Screenings
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015 5:00 PM

BELOW THE SURFACE

 

DIRECTED BY NEEMA SADEGHI & RONA AHDOUT
USA / 2014 / 4 MINUTES

A girl reflects on the precious moments she had with her sister as she slowly comes to terms with her guilt and reaches her absolution.


 

DIRECTED BY CAL ETCHEVERRY
USA / 2014 / 7 MINUTES

A man's endless cycle of work takes its toll on his relationship with daughter.


 

DIRECTED BY JONAH MARTINDALE
USA / 2015 / 1 MINUTE

A casual conversation takes an unexpected turn.


 

DIRECTED BY MAYA SUCHAK
USA / 2014 / 10 MINUTES

Love and the choices we have to make for love.


 

DIRECTED BY WALAA AL ALAWI
JORDAN / 2015 / 5 MINUTES
WORLD PREMIERE

A 16-year-old girl recounts her harrowing experiences from her last days before escaping war torn Syria


 

Directed by Emmett Luciano
USA / 2015 / 3:56 Minutes

Famed naturalist goes on an expedition for the rarest animal of all.


 

Directed by Harrison O'Clair & Emma Pittleman
USA / 2015 / 1 Minute

Dinner for one.


 

Directed by Alyssa Dyal
USA / 2014 / 4 Minutes

Told through school photos, expressive footage, and moving personal narration, a year-by-year account of 20-year-old Alyssa’s life


 

Directed by Theodore Buckwald
USA / 2014 / 7 Minutes
East Coast Premiere

A naive burglar is surprised to find that his seemingly helpless, elderly target, who he has detained, is miraculously able to break free from his restraints.


 

Directed by Jack Fessenden
USA / 2015 / 9:45 Minutes
World Premiere

A young boy torments his uptight babysitter.


 

Directed by Ethan Hoffman
USA / 2015 / 13 Minutes

A serio-comedy about a NYC boy struggling with the death of his parents


 

Directed by Bushra Al Masri
Jordan / 2015 / 3 Minutes
World Premiere

18 year old Syrian refugee Bushra Al Masri creates a powerful experimental film recounting her life in Syria before and during the revolution and how it tore it family apart.


 

Directed by Benjamin Ades
Usa / 2014 / 5:35 Minutes
New York Premiere

A short portrait on the life of a New York City cab driver.


 

Directed by Morgana McKenzie
Canada / 2015 / 3:45 Minutes
New York Premiere

In the timeless world of fairy tales, villains and victims are visited by a vengeful fairy who offers to shift the balance of power.