Be Here Now: A Tribute to Joni Mitchell @ Tinker St. Cinema, 10/25/09

October 22nd, 2009, 9:30 am by Greg

JoniMitchellYou certainly don’t need us to tell you how important the music of Joni Mitchell is. But you just don’t get the opportunity to hear it often enough in a live concert situation.

So at 8pm Sunday, October 25, the ongoing “Music at the Movies” live music series at the Tinker St. Cinema in Woodstock presents “A Tribute to Joni Mitchell,” with a dozen of the area’s most talented musicians joining forces to perform their own unique interpretations of selections from Mitchell’s classic songbag.

Among the musicians stepping into the spotlight on Sunday are Amy Helm, Bar Scott, Daniel Littleton, Journey Blue Heaven, Julie Last, Kyle Esposito, Leslie Ritter, Elizabeth Mitchell, Peter Tomlinson, Scott Petito, Storey Littleton and Sylvia Bullett.

Admission is $10.


Woodstock Film Fest welcomes “The Messenger”

August 18th, 2009, 11:37 am by Greg

The 10th anniversary Woodstock Film Festival will kick off on October 1 with the east coast premiere of the powerhouse drama “The Messenger.”

The film is the directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter Oren Moverman, who says, ” ‘The Messenger’ ultimately deals with the desire to live, to let life into the darkness, even to laugh. It definitely makes the point that there are people who have to deal with war in a way that is not strategic or political, but personal.”

The contemporary drama stars Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton and Steve Buscemi.

“The Messenger” is quite an appropriate film to be featured at WFF, as both Woody Harrelson (in 2003) and Steve Buscemi (in 2005) have been honored with the WFF Maverick Award. In addition, director Moverman wrote the screenplay for the Bob Dylan bio-pic “I’m Not There,” which closed the festival in 2007.

“The Messenger” will be screened on Thursday, October 1 at the Tinker Street Cinema in Woodstock. The film will be followed by a Q&A and reception with the director and select cast members.

The Woodstock Film Festival will run from Wednesday-Sunday, September 30-October 4. The full schedule of screenings and events will be announced in mid-September.

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