Woodstock Film Festival: September 30-October 4, 2020 – Announcing New Additions

The 2020 Woodstock Film Festival is quickly approaching, and they have several new additions to their lineup of films to announce now, with a couple more, including the Closing Night Film, to be announced next week!

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NEW ADDITIONS:

Miguel Silveira’s AMERICAN THIEF
September 30th @ 9:30pm EST
Double Feature with the East Coast Premiere ofDror Moreh’s THE HUMAN FACTOR
Overlook Drive-In126 De Garmo Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Inspired by Haskell Wexler’s seminar film MEDIUM COOL, AMERICAN THIEF straddles fiction and documentary as its protagonists all become pawns in a plot to derail the 2016 presidential election. Filmed and scripted around true events between 2015-2019, AMERICAN THIEF is a fast-paced action/thriller that integrates fictional characters with real events, creating an atmosphere of uncertainty that seems all too familiar. Diop, a teenage hacker, wants to awaken society to the reality of overreaching government surveillance programs, while fellow-hacker Toncruz wants to use the technology to avenge his father’s murder. As Toncruz connects with internet criminals on the deep web, Paul, a disgruntled blogger, rants about political conspiracy theories. Both Paul and Toncruz are contacted by an Unidentified User who claims he can provide what is needed to expose the truth. Meanwhile, Josephina, an artificial intelligence programmer, observes what unfolds as she attempts to contain the monster she’s created. An intense tale of dystopian conspiracy that will keep you transfixed.

Courtesy of Film Movement.
New York Premiere:
Alex Winter’s ZAPPA
October 2nd @ 9:30pm EST
Double Feature with David Gutnik’s MATERNA
Overlook Drive-In126 De Garmo Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
 With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

East Coast Premiere
Amanda Lundquist & Becky Scott’sASKING FOR ITDouble feature with Casimir Nozkowski’sTHE OUTSIDE STORY
October 4th @ 9:30pm EST
Woodstock Pop-up Drive-In (Andy Lee Field)43 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
Nice Girl Jenny Heitz (Stephanie Hsu, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is an aspiring journalist, relegated to penning celebrity tabloid stories while dreaming of her first big investigative break. But when an anonymous Internet stalker develops a sinister obsession with her work, she finds herself at the center of a story that no one seems willing to hear. After a cop (David Krumholtz, The Deuce) dismisses her plea for help, Jenny and her hacker roommate Lisa (Irene Morales, Labor Days) seek their own brand of justice. Predator becomes prey in this cathartic and irreverent feminist comedy. Also starring Janeane Garofalo (SNL, Wet Hot American Summer). Directed by Amanda Lundquist, Co-Directed and Written by Becky Scott

SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK:

Nathan Grossman’s I AM GRETA
October 2nd @ 7pm EST
Double feature with the East Coast Premiereof Malia Scharf & Max Basch’sKENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Woodstock Pop-up Drive-In (Andy Lee Field)43 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
    The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this documentary following her rise to prominence and her global impact as she sparks school strikes and protests around the world.
    Courtesy of Hulu.

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