The 20th Woodstock Film Festival
This Hudson Valley NY event caps off its second decade with just over 50 features, half of them nonfiction.
PARADISE WITHOUT PEOPLE
Among the doc world premieres are: Aengus James’ AFTER THE MURDER OF ALBERT LIMA
, which follows a son’s efforts to bring his father’s killer to justice; Cheryl Horner McDonough’s PARKLAND RISING
, which follows survivors and family members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting; Sophie Guerra and Clement Guerra’s THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
, about four indigenous activists on a mission of climate justice; Francesca Trianni’s PARADISE WITHOUT PEOPLE
, following two Syrian women as they attempt to build new lives after fleeing their homeland; Aaron Weisblatt’s LAND OF LITTLE RIVERS
, on upstate New York dry fly fishermen; and Jason Miller’s NOT NOT JAZZ
, a profile of an avant-jazz-funk band in their 25th year.
Other titles at the festival include: Shaheen Dill-Riaz’s BAMBOO STORIES
, which follows a Bangladeshi raft transporting bamboo logs; Kat Alioshin’s ANIMATION OUTLAWS
, about the legendary Spike and Mike animation festival; and Cody Stickels’ A NIGHT AT SWITCH N’ PLAY
, on the NYC burlesque collective.