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Annual Woodstock Museum Film/Video Festival
Aug. 31, Sept. 1 - 2, 2007, Labor
AUG .31 - FRIDAY
Ceremony with Rainbow Weaver, Mohawk Turtle Clan
8:20 Mighty Xee & Friends Catskill Mountain Global Warming Musicians Collective performs original & familiar tunes of inspiration during dark times when human greed threatens life. Mighty Xee on keyboards, harmony by Davida & Tommy Hollister.
XV:12 This documentary follows a Brazilian prostitute, parent and
friend opening her heart to all contacts as she follows Verse15:12
, "This is my commandment, that ye love one another as I did
love you." Fernando Pinheiro, filmmaker.
9:20 SUMMER OF LOVE: Janis Joplin While we can't bring her back, this talented singer looks & sings the part. She gets the crowd mojo workin'. It's a flashback!
9:30 Gobi Women's Song immerses the viewer in the ancient world of Shamanic women leading a nomadic life in Mongolia for 3000 years. It captures the transition to a 21st Century lifestyle. Q & A's with filmmaker Sas Carey.
11 PM SUMMER OF LOVE: Peace Stage Hosted by hippie icons "Diamond Dave"Whitaker, poet & activist of the Beat Generation, SF Oracle original Daniel Eggink, Woodstock's Hemp Empress and other grass roots music and poetry. Q & A's.
11:30 Dalai Lama In Woodstock As far as the eye could see, Andy Lee Field was filled with enthusiastic listeners witnessing the Dalai delivering spiritual advice for people of all faiths. Filmed by Nathan Koenig with a little help from his friends. Q&A's.
2PM Flash Animation Workshop 3-hour, interactive workshop with large screen projection. Learn different animation, techniques scanning original art, computer editing, scripting and music scoring. Filming one frame at a time as in Claymation will be discussed. Mick Cusimano is an award winning filmmaker, cartoonist and columnist for Boston film magazine, "Imagine." He's known worldwide for his "Rooster Tales.
SUMMER OF LOVE: Jefferson Starship Okay! So there's a new
5:15 Escape Velocity explores the connection between A.D.D. (Attention Deficit Disorder) and creativity. Experimental filmmaker Scott Lignon uses hilarious, self-depreciating examples. Best Animation in Int'l Disability Festival 2007, Canada.
Faces of Change Activists are given cameras & training to document
7:25 Your Destiny Filmmaker Jieun Kwon creates digital interactive tarot readings with video feedback, a new divining technique for accessing the unconscious, inspired by "The Castle of Crossed Destinies" by Italo Calvino.
7:35 SUMMER OF LOVE: Barry McGuire and Terry Talbot sing famous hits including "Eve of Destruction". Other clips include Groovy Judy, a feminine Jimi Hendrix persona. David La Flamme sings "White Bird."
7:50 Kujira A young Oriental girl has trouble leaving home and growing up. Reiko Murakami's unique animation illustrates her personal story of a traditional mother/daughter attachment and how she achieves freedom.
Diamond Dance Company Live dance performance with multimedia
8:55 In here, out there NASA released images of humans in outer space for alien observation. Animator/filmmaker Edward Morin focuses on what extraterrestrials might imagine us to be like from these depictions.
9PM Fragged Premiere. A Vietnam era soldier is released from a psychiatric unit, has flashbacks, meets a pretty actress, some hippies & a guru who confront his inner turmoil. Stars Dean Stockwell. Written & directed by Michael Elsey, who lived in Woodstock.
10:30 High Times TV Reality TV as seen from a High Times Magazine point of view. Marijuana is shown positively. Herb cult is worldwide. First time screening with an audience. Q&A's with filmmaker Steve Hager.
11:35 To Die Is to Live Armenian filmmaker David Sarkissian sent this award winning film about Peace & Love with Rock music heroes as symbols of youth revolution, and a passion to live every moment as if it were the last.
11:45 SUMMER OF LOVE: The Doors Who says the Doors can't survive without Jim Morrison? Midnight Special to San Franciso's City Lights Books, Vesuvios Café, Jack Kerouac Alley & Haight-Ashbury. Q & A's w/filmmakers Eggink, Lipton & Koenig.
SEPT 2 - SUNDAY
2PM Film Scoring Workshop 3 hours learning film scoring & comparing good and poor film clips. A "spotting session" invites audience participation. The music is removed, reworked and replaced. Mohican composer, Brent Michael Davids' career spans 30 years, including awards from ASCAP, NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, In-Vision, & Joffrey Ballet. Works includes Last of the Mohicans, Dreamkeeper and Shakespeare Warbeck. Trained at Redford's Sundance Institute. Resides in Minn, MN.
5PM Hopis In The Bob Marley Museum Hopi leaders were special guests at Jamaica's Wellfest. At the Bob Marley Museum, we are told how Reggae music helped young tribe members reconnect with traditional elders, identify oppression and other obstacles to freedom. Q & A's with Paparazzi Nathan Koenig & Shelli Lipton.
6PM Ancient Prophecies, Future Visions The cultural prophecies of the Hopi, Maya, Hindu, Tibetan and Iroquois peoples. It's informative, transformative and hopefully enlightening. Q & A's with multimedia artist "White Buffalo.
7:05 Papalotzin Filmmaker and pilot, in an ultra light glider painted like a monarch butterfly, follow the migration of monarchs on the 2,500 mile journey from Canada to Mexico. The film is a poetic, environmental metaphor affecting three nations and all living beings.
8:30 Human Park Filmmaker Mick Cusimano animates dinosaurs and more familiar animals from our kingdom from a reverse viewpoint. The human species becomes zoo exhibits. Q & A's.
SUMMER OF LOVE: Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, Rolling Stones & other
The Woodstock Museum three-day film festival, August 31-September 2, 2007, Labor Day Weekend at Woodstock Town Hall, Woodstock, NY will include three days of contemplative film screenings beginning at 8PM and culminating Sunday evening at 11PM. The 2007 theme "Inspiration" includes two half-day interactive film/video workshops, Saturday and Sunday from 2PM to 5PM (films begin at 5PM).
Saturday afternoon will feature
the work of noted experimental Flash animator and cartoonist Mick
Cusimano, who illustrates political satire through animation of a
favorite rooster. Mick will use a laptop computer with Flash software
and a projector.
FLASH ANIMATION WORKSHOP:
was born in Buffalo, NY. He was drawing cartoons and shoveling snow
at an early age. His cartoons have been published in over 100 magazines
in the U.S.A., France, England, Germany and Russia. One of his cartoons
was found on a university bulletin board in Slovenia. His monthly
cartoon in "Imagine Magazine" comments on Boston's filmmaking
community. Mick's animated series, "Rooster Tails," has
appeared on Cambridge Cable TV. Several of his movies were screened
at the Giggleshorts Comedy Film Festival in Toronto, Cookieshorts
Film Festival in Portland, ME, Tufts University Television, Coolidge
Corner Theater, Woodstock Museum Film Festival and the Regent Theater
in Arlington, MA. The movie Billy Barnum was chosen for the Philippines
International Film Festival. www.bitscren.com
FILM SCORING WORKSHOP:
Sunday afternoon will feature
a composing workshop by Brent Michael Davids,
covering the four basic types of film scoring by screening both good
and poor examples of film clips for a compare and contrast type of
examination. The four basic scoring types:
The centerpiece of this film festival will be the interactive, intergeneration film/video workshops that require no previous film or video experience. We especially encourage the teens and elderly. Our location at Woodstock Town Hall on Tinker Street makes it very accessible to all parties. It is a warm environment and for your refreshment we serve homemade sandwiches, desserts, drinks; for vegetarians and omnivores.
The Dutchess County Arts Council
and The New York State Council of the Arts help make these workshops
possible. Says, Shelli Lipton, Woodstock Museum Dir., "like all
art, film and video have the potential to create in the viewer an
opening or invitation to a deeper understanding of the world. Yet,
in a culture awash with visual stimuli, we often lose sight of this.
Adding two interactive workshops requiring no previous film or video
experience will open our eyes and ears to a more direct perception
of viewing and making film and video art. It is a chance to further
our outreach program and not only show films but also teach filmmaking
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Event Description: In soliciting clips to showcase, Woodstock Museum looks way beyond Hollywood to solicit works from independents and students. Announced by film & video publications such as “Videographer”, “Film Imaging”, “Digital Producer”, “Animation Artist” and “Creative Mac”, news of the festival reaches millions of readers, making Woodstock Museum film festival the hottest website and a sure bet for tourism.
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