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September 2, 2008 9:16 AM
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iW NEWS | Woodstock Unveils Lineup

The Woodstock Film Festival unveiled the programming for its 9th edition, with a collection of 150 "fiercely independent" films, panels, concerts and special events to run from October 1-5, 2008. The festival will present 10 world premieres and 4 North American premieres. Opening night will offer three films, Gavin O'Connor's "Pride and Glory," Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" and Marc Abraham's "Flash of Genius," while the fest will close with two, the East Coast Premieres of Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and Sean McGinly's "The Great Buck Howard." Other films screening at Woodstock include Kelly Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy," the U.S. Premiere of Erick Zonca's "Julia," Larry Charles' "Religulous," Joo-ho Bong, Leos Carax and Michel Gondry's "Tokyo!," Barry Jenkins' "Medicine For Melancholy," Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig's "Nights and Weekends," Tom Gustafson's "Were The World Mine," PJ Raval and Jay Hodges' "Trinidad," and Wendy Key's "Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight." "Each year brings with it a new crop of extraordinarily talented filmmakers who offer fresh and exciting approaches to filmmaking," said WFF Executive Director Meira Blaustein in a statement. "We are proud to celebrate the work of those who take on issues that effect our lives as they try to illuminate, in their own singular way, what lies in the dark, and what is hidden from our eyes and our hearts." The festival takes place in the arts colony of Woodstock, New York, and the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck and Rosendale. For the complete lineup, please visit the festival's website. [Peter Knegt]

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