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The Festival will welcome Dree Hemingway (Run with the Hunted), Michael Meeropol (Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn), and March for Our Lives co-founder Matt Deitsch, who will attend Q&A for Parkland Rising. Actor Tim Guinee will attend for Q&A following the Oct. 4 screening of Ash.

Catherine Curtain (Imaginary OrderInside the Rain), Michael Chernus (Inez & Doug & Kira), Talia Balsam (South Mountain), and Mark Boone Junior (Run with the Hunted) will take part in the annual Actors Dialogue, moderated by author and celebrity interviewer Martha Frankel.

Award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?) is joining the Women in Film and Media Panel, which will be moderated by Geralyn Dreyfus (Born into Brothels, The Square).

Previously announced special guests include Abigail Disney, Julie Taymor, Rosie Perez, Karen Allen, Matt Dillon, Barbara Kopple, Rebecca Miller, and more!



A Conversation with Matt Dillon
The Academy Award-nominated actor will take part in an intimate conversation about his storied career in film, hosted by author and journalist Jonathan Van Meter. Dillon will also discuss his upcoming passion project El Gran Fellove. Oct. 5 at 4PM at the Kleinert James Art Center

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Ron Nyswaner and Anya Leta
The two screenwriters known for their work on Homeland, among other shows, will lead an informal discussion on the process of creating a TV series, from development and pitching, to writing the pilot. Oct. 6 at 12PM at the Kleinert James Art Center.


Janis Ian
This talk, moderated by BMI executive Doreen Ringer Ross, will feature 10-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Janis Ian for an afternoon of songs and stories from her illustrious career. Oct. 5 at 12PM at Woodstock Kleinert James Art Center.

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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? Come see the likes of Clement Guerra, Peter Nelson, Barbara Kopple, and Cheryl Horner McDonough, whose films are premiering in this year's festival, and Cameron Kasky, co-founder of March for Our Lives, as they discuss what drives their work. Oct. 6 at 4PM at Woodstock Kleinert James Art Center.


A Virtual Reality Lounge, curated by Carol Silverman and Dario Laverde, will take place at 11 Jane Street Gallery in Saugerties on Oct. 5. This year's program will feature four VR experiences: The 100%, Claude Monet - Water Lilies, Gloomy Eyes, and Bonfire!

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In connection with the world premiere of Parkland Rising, documentary subject and artist/gun reform activist Manuel Oliver will paint a mural on the corner of Rock City and Mill Hill Roads in Woodstock, Oct. 4 at 3PM.

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