9/26 Staff Picks

Only FOUR more days until WFF 2015! Today are we featuring a few of our favorite films at this year's festival. Check them out below. 

Today's Narrative Staff Pick is Rendez-VousSimone needs a change. Together with her husband Eric and their two children, she buys a decrepit mansion in the south of France, to turn it into a home and B&B. While the chaos of the renovation grows, Simone flees into a thrilling affair with one of the French construction workers, the gorgeous twenty-year-old Michel. She slowly loses control of her life and the French dream turns into her worst nightmare.

Screenings: 
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 7:15PM $10
pstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 1:00PM $10 

Today's Documentary Staff  Pick, I Will Not Be Silencedfollows Charlotte Campbell, who left her home in Australia to volunteer in Kenya and became the victim of a violent daytime rape by a gang of young thugs. Assuming the police and the court system would mete out justice, Charlotte reported the attack and landed at the intersection of law and culture. While rape has become a pandemic in Kenya, especially in the slums, women are afraid to report it out of embarrassment and fear of reprisal from the police. Is justice delayed, justice denied? Certainly in this case, but Charlotte, determined to find justice, set out to empower other rape victims, many of whom were sexualized at a young age through poverty, poor living conditions and gender bias. Mobilizing women to stand up to the rapists, Charlotte's journey is a story of courage in the face of enormous obstacles. An inspirational and unforgettable film.

Screenings: 
earsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/2/2015, 2:00PM $10
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/4/2015, 3:30PM $10


Check out the three excellent shorts that comprise our Shorts Program: Fever Dream:

Screenings: 
WOODSTOCK Community Center

10/2/2015 6:30 PM   $10
10/4/2015 4:00 PM   $10