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Past Media Coverage

Info about Past Woods Hole Film Festival Coverage and Filmmakers

POV to air Traces of the Trade www.wgbh.org/schedules/program-info

Louis Brandeis: The People’s Attorney will air on Sunday, July 20th at 10 p.m. on WGBH 44 Boston.

 Judy Laster and Film Festival one of 10 leaders on Cape Cod in Cape Cod Life Magazine Philanthropy Edition 2007

Beyond Belief mentioned in the Boston Globe

 The Dhama Brothers reviewed in the New York Times – mentions WHFF

Boston filmmaker Dr. Andrew Silver, former WHFF filmmaker shoots next film in  Woods Hole

Our Festival partner B-side signs a deal with IFC which will help WHFF Filmmakers get their work distributed

The Woods Hole Film Festival was just mentioned on the website New England Art Scene in an

interview with Kevin Anderton of Midnight Chimes Productions about the upcoming

Boston Film Night on September 22, 2007

The Woods Hole Film Festival was just mentioned in the Boston Globe – Film Festivals turn 75



The 16th Woods Hole Film Festival was just featured on beanywood.com

The 16th Woods Hole Film Festival was just featured on WBUR.

The 16th Woods Hole Film Festival was just featured in The Boston Globe.

Jay Curlee brings raw blues flavor to “Rock the Boat” at Woods Hole.

The 16th Woods Hole Film Fest was recently featured in The Falmouth Bulletin.

The 16th Woods Hole Film Festival is currently featured on New England Film dot Com.

This just in from our friend Jeff Solylo – “East of Euclid will be screened in Conversano, Italy later this month and Dargle, South Africa in September.

I am now working on getting my next feature Trouble in Lockport produced. Hopefully we can start filming next spring. ”

Best of luck with the 2007 festival!


Woods Hole FF 15th Alumni ‘LIBBY, MONTANA’ to Screen on P.O.V.

For Immediate Release

LIBBY, MONTANA Broadcast Premiere on Acclaimed PBS Series, P.O.V.
Typecast Films to release DVD.

Broadcast & DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007

Where: PBS Stations Nation-Wide (check your local listings)

Nestled below the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies in Montana-as iconic a representation of America’s “purple mountain majesties” as one can find-lies the worst case of community-wide exposure to a toxic substance in U.S. history. In the small town of Libby, many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure. LIBBY, MONTANA takes a long working day’s journey into a blue-collar community, and finds a different reality-one where the American Dream exacts a terrible price.

LIBBY, MONTANA chronicles:
–More than 200 deaths and hundreds of victims with asbestos-related lung abnormalities;
–one of the worst public health crises in U. S. history;
–events that led to a ten-count criminal indictment against top executives and managers of W. R. Grace and Company

Watch the film:
Don’t miss the broadcast premiere nation-wide on the PBS Series P.O.V. (Point of View) on August 28, 2007 (check your local listings).  P.O.V. is the nation’s longest-running television showcase for independent documentary storytelling.  P.O.V. celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a new slate of PBS on consecutive Tuesdays at 10 p.m., June through October with prime-time specials over the year.  http://www.pov.org

Order the DVD:
A new two-disc DVD set will soon be available from Typecast Films (IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS, ENCOUNTER POINT, RANA’S WEDDING).  The DVD will include the 2-hour Directors’ cut of the movie, plus deleted scenes, trailers and more.  It will also include the full CD Soundtrack featuring the original score by Ned Mudd and tracks from Ivan Rosenberg and Aaron Parrett.  Pre-order home video and institutional DVDs at http://www.typecastfilms.com

For Journalists:
To schedule interviews with the filmmakers, contact P.O.V. at (212) 989 7425. Downloadable materials and photos are available at  http://www.pbs.org/pov/pressroom.

LIBBY, MONTANA POV Preview web site:

Official LIBBY, MONTANA web site:
http://www.highplainsfilms.org/fp_libby.html.  High Plains Films – (406) 728-0753, Email: yak@highplainsfilms.org

Critical Acclaim:
Definitely deserves Oscar consideration — Illinois Times

Incisive and unrelenting — Mother Jones
A story about American democracy and American capitalism, and the battle that must constantly be waged to keep the latter from consuming the former.  — San Antonio Current

More Reviews –

Director Interviews, full un-cut audio interviews from the movie, music downloads and more:

On-line Press Kit –

Up-coming Screenings –

Film Credits –

High Plains Films
131 South Higgins Avenue, Suite 201
Missoula, Montana 59802
(406) 728-0753

Scheduled to air Sunday, July 22 at 7:30pm on WGBH 44.

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

On the surface, Jim Jones and his multiracial congregation,

Peoples Temple , espoused the values of a model society.  But in the summer of 1977 an article in New West magazine exposed the truth.  Defectors and family members gave accounts of physical, sexual, and drug abuse, financial corruption, and members being held against their will. OnNovember 18, 1978, over 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/murder in history. Using never-before-seen archival footage and survivor interviews, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana to California and finally to the remote jungles of South America in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society.

Jon Goldman’s Interview with the 2007 WHFF Filmmaker in Residence, Les Blank

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The Woods Hole Film Festival congratulates 2007 Academy Award Nominee for Best Live Action Short Film: BINTA Y LA GRAN IDEA! and 2007 Sundance Film Festival Selections: WINDOWBREAKER and THE PATH OF MOST RESISTENCE

Some audio links to interviews from the Woods Hole Film Festival from our friends at ArtFilmTalk.com

Inteview with the Woods Hole Film Festival Programing Consultant
David Kleiler


The director of “Who Killed the Electric Car”
Chris Paine

Here are the winners of the 2006 Woods Hole Film Festival!!

The Winners of the 15th
Woods Hole Film Festival

Audience Awards

Best of the Fest
So Much So Fast
by Jeanne Jordan and Steve AscherBest Feature Drama
December Ends
by Lee Krieger

Best Feature Comedy
Johnny Slade’s Greatest Hits
by Larry Blamire

Best Feature Documentary
A Fish  Story
by Courtney Hayes and Tim Gallagher

Best Dramatic Short
The Shovel
by Nick Childs

Best Experimental Short
Escape Velocity
by Scott Ligon

Best  Animation Short
The Toll
by J. Zachary Pike

Best  Comedy Short
by Gideon Brower

Best Documentary Short
by Kim  Romano

Best Cape Cod Section
Looking Skyward
by John Sutherland

Best Cape Cod Section Youth Film
How it Starts
by Freddy Janney

New England Emerging Filmmaker Awards

Feature Narrative Filmmaker
The Hole Story by Alex Karpovsky

Feature Documentary Filmmaker

Buddy by Cherry Arnold

Short Documentary Filmmaker
Project B-Boy/Kujo by Brad Hasse

Short Narrative Filmmaker
Alone by Gregory Orr

Director’s Choice Cinematography

Cinematographer: Erik Tomasson
La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Hidetoshi Oneda

Work-In-Progress Screenplay Competition

Science Screenplay Award

Sounds Of Silence
by Craig J. Weiner

At Forty
by Richard Fay

Short Screenplay Award

First Place
No Limit: the Extremely Short Story of my Poker Career

Scott Magie

Cheaters By Any Other Name
by Mary Conroy
Alone in a Crowd
by Alan R. Baxter

Feature Screenplay Award

First Place – Drama
The Undertaker’s Son

by Sean Fitzgibbons

First Place – Comedy
Worst Wedding Ever
by Andrea Henry and Erin Judge

Runner-Up – Drama
Wednesday Night Man

by Alex Goldberg

Runner-Up – Comedy
The Runaway
by Andrew Clarke

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Check out the 15th Woods Hole Film Festival podcasts:

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WHFF Podcast!

Check out the latest Interview with a FilmmakerJane Clark

Musicians seeking connections with Filmmakers.
Just some of the musicians who help put the festive in Festival…

Boris McCutcheon

singer songwriter
worldbeatKevin Keady
singer songwriterThe James Montgomery Band

Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish

The Popgun 7

Pat Ryan

FROM CURRENT TV – September, 2006

Hi –

I’m working with Current TV to promote their SEEDS OF
TOLERANCE contest, and we’re hoping you can help us
get this information out to any filmmakers you’e come
in cntact with via your festival!

We’re looking for 3-15 minute non fiction videos that
pose the question what does tolerance (or intolerance)
mean to you?  What are your feelings on racism?
Sexism? Agism? Genocide? Homophobia? Religion?

The prize is $100k and the deadline is OCTOBER 2ND. An
additional $15k will be donated to a charity that
fights for your chosen cause.  The judges are very
cool and established in the entertainment industry (Ed
Norton, M. Night Shyamalan, Paul Haggis to name a few)
and the winning films will screen on World Tolerance
Day (Nov 16), with agents and managers in the

Check out WWW.CURRENT.TV/tolerance for further info…

Please pass this info along to any filmmakers or
anyone else you think may be interested in submitting
via your website, email lists, newsletters, etc.

Feel free to email or call me at 323/353-0694 with any
questions.  This is a HUGE opportunity for both
emerging and established filmmakers.

Thanks so much!  Look forward to hearing from you soon

Casey Suchan

6815 West Willoughby
Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90038
O: 323/464-6034
F: 323/464-6049