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A Night at Switch N' Play

 
A Night at Switch n’ Play  director Cody Stickels (left) with the Switch n’ Play crew onstage at The Colony

A Night at Switch n’ Play director Cody Stickels (left) with the Switch n’ Play crew onstage at The Colony

 

Last night the festival screened a sneak peak of the upcoming documentary by Cody Stickels, A Night at Switch N' Play at the Colony. The sold-out event also featured a special performance by Switch N' Play, the titular Brooklyn-based drag and burlesque collective, who was the subject of the documentary. Their performance was electric and wooed the crowd every minute they spent on stage.

Parkland Rising

Inside The Rain

Inside the Rain  director Aaron Fisher (left) with actress Ellen Toland (right)

Inside the Rain director Aaron Fisher (left) with actress Ellen Toland (right)

Inside the Rain made its World Premiere last night at the Woodstock Playhouse. Directed by and starring recent School of Visual Arts graduate, Aaron Fisher, Inside The Rain is the ultimate underdog film that not only makes you laugh, but also proves that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. In attendance was actor A second screening will be shown on Oct. 5 at 12:30PM at Rosendale Theatre.

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March for Our Lives founder Cameron Kasky (center left) with artist Manuel Oliver (center),  Parkland Rising  director Cheryl Horner McDonough (right) onstage at the screening

March for Our Lives founder Cameron Kasky (center left) with artist Manuel Oliver (center), Parkland Rising director Cheryl Horner McDonough (right) onstage at the screening

Two-time Emmy winner, Cheryl Horner McDonough's newest documentary, Parkland Rising made its World debut last night following Inside the Rain at the Woodstock Playhouse. This heartbreaking, yet uplifting film touched the hearts of everyone in the theater. An additional screening will be held on Oct. 5 at 3:00PM at Rosendale Theater.

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After The Murder of Albert Lima

Centerpiece Screening: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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The centerpiece screening for this year's festival is Céline Sciamma's new film, Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Céline Sciamma's seductive period drama about a rebellious noblewoman and the artist tasked with painting her. Oct. 5 at Woodstock Playhouse and Oct. 6 at Rosendale Theatre.

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The first program of short films will be presented today at 12:30PM, at the Woodstock Community Center and the Woodstock Bearsville Theater. The categories include: All in a Day's Work, Comedy, Growing Pains, Teen, and Animation. For more info, visit the Event Calendar.


 
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Tonight, award-winning film producer Abigail E Disney will receive the Woodstock Film Festival's Honorary Trailblazer Award. Disney, known for her wide-ranging activism, and for founding of a number of organizations like Fork Films, Level Forward, and Peace Is Loud, has been a staunch supporter of enacting chance through the power of film. The Maverick Award ceremony, which will also feature this year's various award winners - from Best Editing to Best Short Film - takes place tonight, Oct. 5 at Kingston BSP Studios. Doors open at 7:30PM, buffet dinner at 8, awards begin at 9.

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