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18th Annual Woodstock Film Festival, October 11-15

The 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival takes place October 11-15 in Woodstock, Rosendale, Rhinebeck, Saugerties and Kingston, with world and national premieres, a spotlight on Women in Film and Media, honors including Maverick Award recipient Susan Sarandon and Excellence in Acting Award recipient Bill Pullman, and Films of the Hudson Valley, highlighting local films and filmmakers.

This year's festival has the following local filmmakers in attendance:

Directors Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein, THE STRANGE ONES
Filmed on-location in Woodstock

Director Allison Argo, THE LAST PIG
Filmed on-location in the Hudson Valley

Director Dean Peterson, WHAT CHILDREN DO
Filmed on-location in Woodstock and Kingston

Director Daniel McCabe, THIS IS CONGO
Daniel McCabe is from Woodstock and this is his first feature-length documentary

Director Richard Rowley, THE CYCLE (AMERICA DIVIDED)
Richard lives part-time in Woodstock

Producer Bill Horberg, CRASH PAD
Bill Horberg lives in Woodstock

Producer Joey Carey, THE ORGANIZER
Joey Carey grew-up in Woodstock

 

For full schedule and ticket information, head to woodstockfilmfestival.org.

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Artists at “Home” in Kingston // 8th Annual O+ Festival

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Artists at “Home” in Kingston // 8th Annual O+ Festival

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Artist Nani Chacon is currently working on a mural across the street from The Metro at the Brush Factory in the City of Kingston in anticipation of the eighth annual O+ Festival, taking place October 6-8. The festival features a weekend of art, music, wellness and community – with artists, musicians and volunteers exchanging their time and talent for complimentary health and wellness care. 

Chacon is one of seven artists working on seven murals that respond to this year's theme of “Home” throughout the Kingston neighborhoods of uptown, midtown and, for the first time, the Rondout.

In addition to 20 visual, installation and performance artists, over 60 bands will perform throughout the weekend including Amanda Palmer, Spirit Family Reunion, Deerhoof, as well as local favorites The Mammals and The Big Takeover.

All-access wristbands and a full schedule of events are available online at opositivefestival.org/kingston

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Voices in Action: 2017 Community Outreach Showcase

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Voices in Action: 2017 Community Outreach Showcase

For the past year, Tony Porter been working with Stockade Works, the TMI Project, and the Kingston High School football team to confront a hyper-masculine culture and redefine what it means to be men. 

Stockade Works has been capturing the process of Porter's work with the Kingston High School football team and is currently creating an impact-driven media project. 

On Thursday, September 28, Tony Porter will be honored for his groundbreaking work aimed at preventing violence against women, as well as his partnership Stockade Works, TMI Project, and the Kingston High School football team. 

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