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The Apollo

From left: Producer Lisa Cortes with Apollo historian Billy Mitchell

From left: Producer Lisa Cortes with Apollo historian Billy Mitchell


Yesterday the festival featured an exclusive free pre-festival community event, a screening of Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams' The Apollo, about Harlem's historic theater, to an enthusiastic crowd at Kingston's UPAC. Following the screening, producer Lisa Cortes and Apollo historian Billy Mitchell took questions from the audience. Thanks to all who came out and we look forward to seeing you more in the coming days!


New Homeland

Made in Boise

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Journey to Boise, Idaho, a small city in the American heartland that’s become an unlikely epicenter for surrogacy, with Beth Aala's empathetic documentary Made in Boise. New York Premiere.

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Longtime festival contributor and two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple is back with her heartfelt documentary about five young Syrian and Iraqi refugee boys attending a sleepaway camp in the Canadian wilderness.

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Panel: Trending Issues

With climate change, gun reform and immigration in the news almost daily, what role can film play to expound on some of these issues? Join filmmakers Clement Guerra (The Condor and the Eagle), Peter Nelson (The Pollinators), Barbara Kopple (New Homeland), Cheryl Horner McDonough (Parkland Rising), and March for Our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky as they expound on their work. Moderated by writer/filmmaker Jon Bowermaster. Oct. 6 at 4PM at Kleinert James Art Center.

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Panel: Women in Film and Media

Some of today's most accomplished and talented women working in film and media will discuss their career trajectories, today’s state of the film and media industry, and the challenges and accomplishments they have experienced in her professional path. Featuring Hilary Brougher (South Mountain), Lisa Cortes (Precious, The Apollo, The Remix: Hip Hop x Fashion), Pamela Yates (When the Mountains Tremble), and Liz Garbus (The Fourth Estate, What Happened, Miss Simone?). Oct. 5 at 10AM at Kleinert James Art Center.

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Simon Shaheen: A Musical Journey

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Don’t miss our official Kick Off Event tonight at the Woodstock Playhouse: The World Premiere of Simon Shaheen: A Musical Journey, featuring a live performance by the world-renowned Palestinian oud and violin virtuoso with fellow musicians.

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