Keanu Reeves, Danny Glover set for 2010 Woodstock Film Festival
by John W. Barry
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Actors Keanu Reeves, Danny Glover, Edie Falco and Ed Burns will attend the 11th Woodstock Film Festival, which runs Sept. 29-Oct. 3 and will screen movies featuring John Lennon, Robert De Niro, a circus elephant, war and politics.
Film festival organizers released the 2010 lineup today.
“It took a lot of time and a lot of work to put the program together,” Woodstock Film Festival Executive Director Meira Blaustein said. “We had a very high number of excellent film submissions and it was hard to make many difficult decisions. Ultimately, what we have here is a very diverse lineup of really strong, interesting and outstanding films.”
The festival attracts thousands to Woodstock for five days of screenings, panel discussions, concerts and parties. Events are also held in Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Kingston and, this year, Mount Tremper.
The film festival box office, at 13 Rock City Road, Woodstock, will open Friday. Tickets can also be purchased at www.woodstockfilmfestival.com.
Reeves will receive the festival’s first Honorary Excellence in Acting Award, and appear at a question-and-answer session following the new film, “Henry’s Crime.” Reeves stars in the film, which he also co-produced.
Reeves is receiving the acting award because of his committment to independent cinema and his versatility as an actor, Blaustein said. He appeared in “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” which was screened at last year’s Woodstock Film Festival.