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Blauweiss Films Presents

Woodstock: 100 Years of The Arts

A Fun-Filled Evening of Short Films, History & Live Music

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This Event is Completed.

Please join us for another Event at the Iconic Woodstock Playhouse.

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 

at 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

 

Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts


Short Films about Woodstock Arts History plus Live Music and Historic Photographs and More!


2nd annual theatrical event featuring:

 

• Completed segments from the feature film in production: Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts 


• Gene Dauner presents his historic photographs of Woodstock


• Richard Frisbie presents the life of Woodstock historian Alf Evers


• Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine


Live music: Including Folk Cabaret Duo Frenchy & The Punk and an acoustic set by Jay Friedman


• Other special guests and presentations

 

Hosted by filmmaker Stephen Blauweiss, proceeds from the event will support completion of the feature film.

 

 

About the Film:

 

While many are familiar with Woodstock, New York's musical history, Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts presents the first comprehensive documentary solely focused on the town's artistic and cultural history that resulted from the institutions and artists that came together in the twentieth century, profoundly impacting  American art, culture, literature, theater, and music. The liberal thinkers and craftspeople who first ventured into this quiet village in 1902 laid the foundation for what was to become one of the country's most vibrant and eclectic communities. Woodstock: 100 Years of the Arts brings together past and present by delving into the lesser-known history of eight institutions, still active today, and ten artists, through interviews with a wide spectrum of humanities experts, local professionals, and artists. They will bring Woodstock's story to life against a rich visual backdrop of archival photographs, historic artifacts, letters, documents, rare film footage, and works by the artists featured in the film. The projected release date coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock School of Art in 2018, the 80th anniversary of the Woodstock Playhouse in 2018, the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival in 2019, and the 100th anniversary of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum in 2019. 

 

 

About the Filmmaker:


Stephen Blauweiss is an independent filmmaker. His 25 years of  experience encompass all aspects, from concept through final  production, and he has produced over 75 short films and 3 features.  He produces work on a wide variety of subjects, from art and education to social and environmental issues. A native of New York City, Blauweiss was immersed in the art world from an early age. His expertise includes producing, directing, editing, art directing, cinematography, lighting, and graphics. A number of Blauweiss’ films have been screened in museums, exhibitions, and festivals across the US,  Europe, and Canada, and he has received NYSCA and NEA grants. Blauweiss is also a graphic designer and has taught for over 25 years, including  a decade at Pratt Institute and FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology). Blauweiss is co-producer and co-director of Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal, a feature documentary chronicling how in the 1960s, federally funded urban renewal projects destroyed hundreds of working-class communities across America, including Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood. The film has been screened across the Hudson Valley, and in Albany and New York City, and received numerous awards. 

 

 

All tickets are $25, General Admission; First Come, First Served

Each ticket will include a $2 convenience charge.
 

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