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July 17th, 2013

Woodstock Film Festival coming to Saugerties



WOODSTOCK - The 14th Woodstock Film Festival (WFF) is pleased to announce that the Saugerties Orpheum Theatre will serve as the newest screening venue for the 2013 festival, joining Saugerties with the neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston and Rosendale in WFF’s growing list of festival locations. This will be the first time that the Woodstock Film Festival will be showing films in Saugerties, with screenings planned for October 4th-6th.

"We’re thrilled to be launching some Woodstock Film Festival screenings in Saugerties this fall, and we are grateful to mayor William E. Murphy and Brigid Walsh for taking the lead on this initiative with us," says WFF co-founder and Executive Director Meira Blaustein.

Saugerties Mayor William E. Murphy has similarly expressed his excitement about this new development. "We welcome the Woodstock Film Festival to Saugerties and thank Tom Thornton and Peter Lawrence at the Orpheum Theatre for working with the festival to bring independent film to our Village," said Murphy. "The festival’s influence on arts and culture throughout the entire community is a perfect fit for growth in Saugerties."

WFF has a long-standing history with Saugerties, making this a particularly exciting development for community integration as well as a growing accessibility to independent film. The festival’s founding sponsor, Markertek.com, is based in Saugerties. Their catalog has achieved cult status among digital media professionals as the ultimate design tool for creating the electronic infrastructure required to produce the majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits, as well as all other areas in the audio and video industry.

WFF extends a special thanks to its supporters and looks forward to joining the thriving artists and cultural community of Saugerties this fall.



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