FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 11, 2019
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WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE POSTER FOR THE OCTOBER CELEBRATION

 
2019 poster by Adam Blaustein Rejto and Beck Underwood

2019 poster by Adam Blaustein Rejto and Beck Underwood

 

Woodstock, NY (June 11, 2019):  In anticipation of its special 20th Anniversary, the Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) today unveiled its Official Commemorative Poster for the special five day extravaganza, Oct 2-6, 2019, with screenings, concerts, panels, parties and Awards Ceremony featured in Woodstock, Saugerties, Kingston, Rosendale and Rhinebeck, NY.

The Woodstock Film Festival is widely known for its popular commemorative posters, featuring stellar designs through the years by Milton Glaser, Peter Max, Mary Frank, Portia Munson, Ford Crull, Bill Plympton, and John Cuneo among other distinguished artists.

WFF Co-Founder/Executive Director Meira Blaustein says the 20th Anniversary edition continues the tradition of choosing local, regional or internationally known artists who share WFF's "fiercely independent" spirit and artistic vision:

“It was important to find an artist with a real understanding of what the festival is about and what it brings to the community it serves. After carefully considering a number of options, we decided to ask two local artists, Beck Underwood and Adam Blaustein Rejto, to collaborate on a design. Adam and Beck have known each other since the first festival in 2000 and have remained connected to the festival ever since."

Beck Underwood, Jack Fessenden, John Speredakos, Steve Heller, Larry Fessenden following the North American premiere of STRAY BULLETS at Woodstock Film Festival. Photo by  http://www.johnmazlishfineart.com/

Beck Underwood, Jack Fessenden, John Speredakos, Steve Heller, Larry Fessenden following the North American premiere of STRAY BULLETS at Woodstock Film Festival. Photo by http://www.johnmazlishfineart.com/

Beck Underwood is a multi-talented designer and filmmaker who has worked as a director, producer, production designer and art director throughout her prolific career. Her films include THAT CREEPY DOLL, AN EXQUISITE TASK, STRAY BULLETS, and STAKE LAND, which have screened at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Underwood resides in Boiceville and NYC.

Speaking about her poster design with Blaustein Rejto, Underwood notes: "Working with Adam on this year’s poster was a very special collaboration for me. I have watched Adam grow up around the festival, around the music, art and nature so characteristic of Woodstock, and I am delighted to see how Adam’s paintings reflect that very unique perspective. We created a scenario that is magical, mystical and captures the spirit of creativity and independence that one comes to expect from the Woodstock Film Festival."

Adam Blaustein Rejto’s creates plastic cup art at 2005 Woodstock Film Festival

Adam Blaustein Rejto’s creates plastic cup art at 2005 Woodstock Film Festival

Adam Blaustein Rejto, a prodigiously talented painter, musician, and biochemist, is the youngest child of the Woodstock Film Festival’s two co-founders, and grew up working with the festival. At age 10, Blaustein Rejto’s first work of art was sold during the 2005 Woodstock Film Festival to renowned actor Donal Logue. Speaking about their current artistic collaboration, Blaustein Rejto notes they are “honored to have been able to work on this whimsical and celebratory homage to the festival. Like the spirit of Woodstock and the film festival, our poster revolves around the community and the land we love.” Blaustein Rejto resides in Brooklyn and Woodstock.

Commemorative Posters and signed limited edition prints, as well as t-shirts, hats, cups and other merchandise are available for purchase at The Film Center at 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY, or on the Woodstock Film Festival website.

For the latest program updates, visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.org, follow us on social media, and sign up for WFF’s newsletter! Full festival passes are currently available for purchase. Tickets for the milestone 20th Anniversary Festival will be available after Labor Day.

About The Woodstock Film Festival

Widely acknowledged as one of the premiere independent film festivals in the U.S, the Woodstock Film Festival was founded in 2000 by filmmakers Meira Blaustein and Laurent Rejto, as a grassroots arts organization inspired by the love of film and community. Its special 20th Anniversary festival will be celebrated Wednesday through Sunday, October 2nd - 6th, 2019, in Woodstock, Saugerties, Rosendale, Kingston and Rhinebeck, NY.  For more than two decades, the festival has brought together thousands of filmmakers, film lovers, artists and musicians, through the annual festival and outstanding year-round programming. The festival’s year-round programming includes premiere screenings, filmmaking panels, screenwriting workshops, youth film lab, and outstanding special events in New York's Hudson River Valley region.

The Woodstock Film Festival showcases passionate, creative and thought-provoking work by some of today's most promising and accomplished independent filmmakers from all over the world. Woodstock Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. For more information, please visit www.woodstockfilmfestival.org.

Interviews, photographs, and video available upon request.

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Media contacts:

Sierra Slaughter & Jaron Gandelman | press@woodstockfilmfestival.org
Phone: 845-679-4265