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Simon Shaheen: A Musical Journey

Firas Zreik and Simon Shaheen performing onstage

Firas Zreik and Simon Shaheen performing onstage


Yesterday the festival kicked off with the World Premiere screening of Tarik Benbrahim's documentary about the renowned Palestinian musician, followed by an incredible performance by Shaheen and fellow musicians Tareq Rantisi and Firas Zreik. The audience was abuzz as the Woodstock Playhouse was filled with melody. And we're just getting started! Don't miss the more than 100 other films and events taking place through Oct. 6.


Imaginary Order

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Debrah Eisenstadt’s film transports us into the mind of Kathy (Wendi McLendon-Covey), an obsessive-compulsive homemaker struggling to manage her relationship with her estranged family amidst a looming midlife crisis. Followed by a live performance by Robert Burke Warren. Oct. 3 at 7PM at Upstate Films Rhinebeck and Oct. 4 at 10:45AM at Upstate Films Woodstock.

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A pregnant woman is stricken by a desire to consume dangerous objects, in this Catskills-set psychological thriller. Writer-director Carlo Mirabella-Davis has created a harrowing tale of modern life, keenly and compassionately observed. Oct. 4 at 6:45PM at Upstate Films Woodstock and Oct. 5 at 10:30AM at Upstate Films Rhinebeck.

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Panel: Actors Dialogue

Join some of this year's attending actors as they discuss their careers, including Catherine Curtin (Imaginary Order, Inside the Rain), Michael Chernus (Inez & Doug & Kira), and Mark Boone Jr (Run with the Hunted). Moderated by author and radio show host Martha Frankel. Oct. 6 at 10AM at Kleinert James Art Center.

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Panel: Living and Filming in the Hudson Valley

Join filmmakers Carlo Mirabello-Davis (Swallow), Sarah Pirozek (#LIKE), John Swab (Run with the Hunted), and Aaron Weisblatt (Land of Little Rivers) to find out what made them choose the Hudson Valley as a place to settle down, or the ideal setting to produce their film. Moderated by Woodstock Film Festival co-founder Laurent Rejto. Oct. 6 at 2PM at Kleinert James Art Center.

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Honey Boy

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Tonight's Opening Night film by award-winning filmmaker Alma Har’el is from a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on the actor’s struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his own mental health. Starring LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges.

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