18TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHEP GORDON AS 2017 TRAILBLAZER

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The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that legendary music manager, film producer and culinary arts visionary Shep Gordon, will be fêted as the 2017 Trailblazer.

Gordon, who is the subject of the 2013 hit documentary film SUPERMENSCH: The Legend of Shep Gordon, directed by Mike Myers, was chosen for his steadfast career launching one of the first independent film companies and film distributors, Alive Pictures/Island Alive, as well as managing musicians such as Alice Cooper, Teddy Pendergrass, and Luther Vandross; and for sparking the celebrity chef phenomenon by being the first to represent the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud.  

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STORY OF A GIRL SPECIAL SCREENING

Woodstock, NY (June 2017) - On July 15 at 2pm the Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of STORY OF A GIRL at Upstate Films in Woodstock. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with guests; director Kyra Sedgwick and editor Sabine Hoffman.

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When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Her home life is even more troublesome as her father's anger and disappointment over the incident has left him unable to look her in the eye. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past. 

STRANGE WEATHER

Woodstock, NY (June 2017) - On July 22, 2pm, The Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of STRANGE WEATHER, directed by Katherine Dieckman at Upstate Films in Woodstock. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Katherine Dieckmann in person.

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Holly Hunter stars in Katherine Dieckmann’s poignant, lyrical, Southern-set drama about loss, vengeance, overcoming, and the power of female friendship. Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers,” “Fargo”) co-stars, with Kim Coates (“Sons of Anarchy”) and a special appearance by Glenne Headly. Original score by Sharon Van Etten. 

BOB DYLAN AUCTION

BOB DYLAN "NASHVILLE SKYLINE" 
SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER ELLIOTT LANDY

To celebrate the upcoming local performances by former Woodstock resident and icon Bob Dylan, the Woodstock FIlm Festival is auctioning a a photo that was taken at Dylan's Byrdcliffe home in Woodstock in 1968. The photo was used for Dylan's Nashville Skyline album cover. The image size measures 13"x20" on 18"x22" Fuji Crystal Archive print and is signed by photographer Elliott Landy.

HOW TO BID
To bid on this item, please send your highest bid to us at auctions@woodstockfilmfestival.com or call 845-679-4265. Highest bids will be updated with bidder initials.

For details, visit BOB DYLAN AUCTION

JOE COCKER: MAD DOG WITH SOUL

Woodstock, NY (June 2017) - On Saturday, July 8 at 9pm, the Woodstock Film Festival will present a special screening of the new Joe Cocker documentary JOE COCKER: MAD DOG WITH SOUL at Upstate Films in Woodstock. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director John Edginton, as well as Michael Lang, the co-creator of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, and Joe Cocker's manager, plus other surprise guests. For tickets, CLICK HERE

John Edginton’s feature-length documentary portrays the turbulent life and unique talent of the late Joe Cocker who died from cancer at the age of 70 in Dec 2014. With a voice that could rage, bellow, rasp, screech, or – if circumstances demanded – be unexpectedly yearning and vulnerable, Joe Cocker was capable of taking any song and making it his own. His pain-wracked voice pulled at the emotions of his audiences.