Woodstock 2019: Documentary Overview

The 20th Woodstock Film Festival

October 2-6

This Hudson Valley NY event caps off its second decade with just over 50 features, half of them nonfiction.


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.

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