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DAILY NEWS: Woodstock Film Fest; OUTFEST Opens

DAILY NEWS: Woodstock Film Fest; OUTFEST Opens

by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

>> Woodstock ’99 to Present 80-hour Film Festival in Conjunction with IFC

Woodstock ’99, the upcoming three-day music festival, will include an 80-hour
on-site film festival presented by the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The
Woodstock event, being held in Rome, NY on the 30th anniversary of the
legendary music festival (July 23 – 25, 1999), will offer a converted
airplane hangar as a temporary movie theater — films will be projected
digitally on a full-sized movie screen. IFC Director of Consumer Marketing
Mark Lipsky told indieWIRE yesterday that the venue will accommodate up to
4,000 people on the floor of the makeshift theater. The space will be
equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, according to Lipsky.

The 1999 Woodstock Film Festival is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday,
July 22nd, the evening before the concert begins. Among the 40 films set
to screen during the weekend are “Blue Velvet,” “Bottle Rocket,” “Clerks,”
“Dazed and Confused,” “Don’t Look Back,” “Easy Rider,” “Eraser Head,”
“Freaks,” “Koyaanisqatsi,” “Nashville,” “Polyester,” “Pulp Fiction,”
“Reefer Madness,” “Repo Man,” “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Scream,”
“Sid & Nancy,” “This is Spinal Tap,” “Swingers,” “Trainspotting,” and
the original Woodstock.”

In addtion, Lipsky told indieWIRE that they hope to screen 2 – 3 new
films during the event, but final details have not yet been announced.

>> OUTFEST Opens Tonight with “Love”; Van Sant to Recieve Achievement Award

OUTFEST, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, kicks off tonight at
the Pantages Theater with the presentation of Festival’s Achievement Award to Gus Van Sant and the opening night screening of Lukas Moodysson’s “Show
Me Love.” Singer k.d. lang will present the award, which recognizes
achievements by gays and lesbians in film, to Van Sant prior to the
screening. “Show Me Love” won the Teddy Award at the 1999 Berlin
International Film Festival.

The Festival will screen at venues throughout Los Angeles through July 19th
and offer screenings of Thom Fitzgerald’s “Beefcake,” Rose Troche’s
“Bedrooms & Hallways,” John Scagliotti’s “After Stonewall,” Christopher
Livingston’s “Hit and Runaway,” Nisha Ganatra’s “Chutney Popcorn,” Lucy
Winer’s “Golden Threads,” Scott King’s “Treasure Island,” and Dan Ireland’s
“The Velocity of Gary (Not His Real Name),” among other films.

The OUTFEST centerpiece film is Andrew J. Keuhn’s “Get Bruce,” and the
closing night movie is Jim Fall’s “Trick.” Following the LA event, the
Festival will continue a California tour with screenings in Fresno and
San Diego.

[For more information, visit the OUTFEST ’99 website at:, or call 323/960-2330]

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