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    Hawke to Give Fall Fete to Linklater in Woodstock

    Academy Award-nominated director Richard Linklater will be honored with the 2009 Maverick Award at the Woodstock Film Festival this Autumn. Linklater's frienda and collaborator Ethan Hawke ("Before Sunset") will present the award during a ceremony at the festival October 3rd in Upstate, New York. Ad...

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    DISPATCH FROM NEW YORK | Woodstock: A True American Maverick Among Fests; "Broadway" and "Dream" Tak

    Woodstock is a town perpetually caught up in its funky mythology. However, the Woodstock Film Festival -- now on the verge of its tenth anniversary -- has a separate legacy in the works. The cozy scenery of this quaint artists' colony hides a passionate gathering of cinephiles and professionals alik...

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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," th...

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    iW NEWS | "Pride," "Lucky" and "Genius" to Open 9th Woodstock Film Festival

    The U.S. premiere of Gavin O'Connor's "Pride and Glory," Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" and Marc Abraham's "Flash of Genius" will launch the 2008 Woodstock Film Festival October 2nd. Screening at three locations in and near Woodstock, New York, the films are the official openers of the ninth annual event, which will screen 150 films, panels and concerts October 1 - 5. O'Connor's "Pride and Glory", starring Edward Norton and Colin Farrell is a cop drama screening in Woodstock, while Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" about a free thinking schoolteacher living in North London will screen in nearby Rhinebeck, New York. Opening the WFF in Rosendale, New Yor...

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    iW NEWS | Schamus To Be Honored at Woodstock Fest

    Focus Features CEO James Schamus will be honored with the Trailblazer Award at the 9th annual Woodstock Film Festival on October 4, 2008. "We are honored and delighted to be presenting James Schamus with the 2008 Trailblazer Award," said Meira Blaustein, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the festival, in a statement. "The award was created with the intention of honoring those who have taken an innovative and transforming approach in the film industry. Mr. Schamus surpasses those objectives." Schamus is also a celebrated screenwriter ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "The Ice Storm") and producer ("Brokeback Mountain"). His latest script,...

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    iW NEWS | Woodstock To Honor Wexler

    Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler is set to receive the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual Woodstock Film Festival. "Haskell Wexler's outstanding talent as a cinematographer, his unique voice as a director, and his unwavering passion as a social activist have been an inspiration and a guiding light to the Woodstock Film Festival audience and to the film community at large," Woodstock Film Festival Co-Founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein said in a statement. The award will be presented to Wexler at the 2008 Woodstock Film Festival Award Ceremony on Saturday, October 4, 2008, by his friends and colleague...

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    iW NEWS | Woodstock Fest Partners With STF

    The Woodstock Film Festival will co-present three screenings as part of the Stranger Than Fiction series at the IFC Center in New York. On consecutive Tuesdays in May, directors Barbara Kopple ("My Generation"), Leon Gast ("When We Were Kings") and Jonathan Demme ("The Agronomist") will present and ...

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    iW NEWS | Ang Lee to Sing to "Woodstock"

    "Taking Woodstock" is the next project for Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, and Focus Features CEO James Schamus is writing the script, which is an adaptation of Elliot Tiber's memoir, "Taking Woodstock: A True Story of a Riot, a Concert, and a Life." Set in 1969, the true story focuses on Tiber who proved pivotal in allowing the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival to happen. As an interior designer in New York's Greenwich Village, he was also tied to his family's motel in the Catskills. As its part-time manager, he had become the local town's issuer of event permits, and he granted permission for what was originally thought would be a s...

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