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Woodstock Film Festival 2023: Music & Film From The British Invasion to Texas Country

Woodstock New York is known for its rich musical history and tradition, but it’s also home to the stellar Woodstock Film Festival. Running September 26th to October 1, 2023, the WFF once again is highlighting music in film, and this year’s Focus on Music lineup is particularly strong, featuring 8 live exceptional performances by The Zombies, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Imperioli, the Maverick Sextet, Kishi Bashi, Emily Sprague, Javon Jackson, and Linda Richards, along with 6 full-length music films, and 12 music videos.

Narrative features include Larry Fessenden’s Blackout, in which a reclusive painter becomes a bloodthirsty werewolf when night falls. In Aaron RookusGoodbye Stranger a curator for a music streaming service is torn between a stable lawyer girlfriend and his la bohème author and ex-boyfriend. The documentary The New Americans: Gaming a Revolution is a manic look at the overflow of information, consumerism, and memes behind American culture in the 2020s.

The festival will combine cinema and music with a series of film and concert combos. Hung Up on a Dream: The Zombies Documentary is a look at the classic British pop act, their ups and downs, and how they’ve persisted over the decades as the face of the British Invasion. Followed by the screening of the documentary on Friday, September 29th, will be a live performance by Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent of The Zombies. The documentary Texas Music Revolution follows the music festival of the same name, founded by the station manager of KHYI-FM in Dallas as they persevere to put on their 25th show while contending with the Pandemic, artists in crisis, and the elements. After the screening will be a special acoustic music performance to follow by actor/musician Kiefer Sutherland. A Song Film By Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari is a deeply personal documentary as filmmaker and acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi embarks on a quest to fully understand his identity as a first-generation Japanese American. A special acoustic performance by Kishi Bashi will follow the film.

There’s also shorts, music videos, panel discussions, and much much more to see at the Woodstock Film Festival.

To learn more, go to:

Woodstock Film Festival
September 26 - October 1, 2023


Various Venues in Woodstock, NY

Outdoor Film & Fun at Hudson Yards Movie Nights

The blazing heat of Summer is winding down, and now the more pleasant cool air of the fall is heading our way, which means we still have some time to enjoy nights outdoor before the Winter chill. The Hudson Yards Movie Nights is just the way to spend those autumn evenings. Running every Friday night from September 15th to October 27th at the Hudson Yards Public Square & Gardens on a 30ft tall screen. Screenings are FREE for all visitors, and seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis (Wells Fargo customers will receive priority seating for screenings).

Films being screened are:

●  September 15th – Miss Congeniality

●  September 22nd – Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

●  September 29th – Crazy, Stupid Love

●  October 6th – What A Girl Wants

●  October 13th – Practical Magic

●  October 20th – The Witches

●  October 27th – Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Guests can also watch the films from Verano, the new outdoor restaurant in the Public Square & Gardens, while enjoying casual Mexican street-food-inspired fare.

To learn more, go to:

Hudson Yards Movie Nights
Every Friday Night from September 15th - October 27th, 2023

Hudson Yards Public Square & Gardens
11th Avenue and  Hudson Blvd E
New York, NY 10001

Big & Loud at Paris Theater: Cinema Classics Larger Than Life

Lawrence of Arabia

Cinema larger than life is coming to New York’s historic Paris Theater (4 West 58th Street).  Big & Loud is a celebration of the spectacle, wonder, and majesty of film, running September 1 - 24. The series boasts 48 screenings of 29 films presented in 70mm and ATMOS sound at one of New York’s most massive theaters.

Films include perennial classics such as Lawrence of Arabia, Michael Mann’s gritty crime thriller Heat, the fanciful Playtime from Jacques Tati, and William Friedkin’s underrated tense drama, Sorcerer.

 Highlights include:

    Rare 70mm print from the 2012 4k restoration! Sept 2, 10, 22
    First US screening in 70mm in over ten years! Sept 1, 9, 17
    Tribute to William Friedkin // Nominated for Best Sound, 1978 Academy Awards - Sept 9 & 16
    Stanley Kubrick’s chilling, prophetic vision arrives at the Paris on 70mm! Sept 3 & 1
    Classic Peckinpah in a rare 70mm print
    First NYC screening in 70mm in over ten years // Both screenings will be introduced by legendary photographer Neil Leifer - Sept 2 & 16
    First NYC screening in over twenty years // Introduced by author & rock journalist Michael Azerrad - Sept 4
    US premiere screenings in Atmos // Winner Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, 2021 - Sept 3, 7, 23
    The definitive version featuring a new Atmos mix overseen by Walter Murch in 2019! Sept 6 & 17
    Terrence Malick's tour-de-force in an original release 35mm print
  • RRR
    Naatu Naatu in Atmos at the Paris!
  • Radiohead on the big screen
    THERE WILL BE BLOOD in 35mm, featuring a legendary score by Jonny Greenwood, paired with PTA's rarely screened collaboration with Thom Yorke, ANIMA (in Dolby Atmos!)

To learn more, go to:

Big & Loud
September 1 - 24, 2024

The Paris Theater
4 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

DOC NYC Selects: Summer 2023 Comes to IFC Center

Stephen Curry: Underrated

One of New York’s biggest film fests just got bigger. DOC NYC Selects is a new in-person, ongoing screening series that serves as an extension of DOC NYC’s annual fall festival. Running July 11 – August 8, 2023, at New York’s IFC Center (323 6th Ave.), with filmmakers in person for all shows. DOC NYC Selects gives audiences a firsthand look at hot new documentaries making their NYC premiere and include live post-screening conversations with creators and subjects from the films. Each screening will extend beyond the theater for discounted drinks at the West Village favorite Oppa Bistro (162 West 4th Street).

The festival opens with Plan C. Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, red state legislatures across the U.S. have rushed to severely restrict access for women and their right to choose. The already-crucial work of the grassroots organization Plan C, which provides knowledge of and access to abortion pills, has become that much more essential in the year since. Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill, DOC NYC 2014) takes us deep inside this determined network, revealing the inner workings of the network’s pipeline, the criticisms they face, and the hope they provide for American women. The screening will be followed by an on-stage conversation with filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos, Executive Producer Jess Jacobs, Cinematographer Derek Howard and two doctors who were instrumental in getting NY to pass the shield law: Dr. Jane Doe and Dr. Lina Prine.

In Stephen Curry: Underrated, director Peter Nicks expands his perceptive view on the Bay area to one of its most famous residents: the basketball superstar Stephen Curry. Nicks discovers that Curry’s story is a remarkable and wholly unexpected trajectory from a kid with the “wrong” dimensions to a surprising flowering at a Division I college to four-time NBA champion with the Golden State Warriors – and with much unfinished business, even as Curry works to anchor a modern sports dynasty.

The festival will also include workshops for aspiring documentarians such as Gray Areas: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Documentary Filmmaking.


To learn more, go to:

DOC NYC Selects: Summer 2023
July 11 - August 8, 2023

IFC Center
323 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10014


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