Woodstock Film Festival's upcoming July 16th drive-in screening of the 2006 film DIGGERS at Greenville Drive-In Outdoor Cinema. Preceding the screening there will be a live Q&A session with the film's director Katherine Dieckmann. Here's a link to the event page with more information about the film and filmmaker: https://bit.ly/2ZbyMv8
This will be the Woodstock Film Festival's first in-person event since our special screening of THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY at Upstate Films Woodstock in February, so we're eager to get the word out! Since March we have been offering free online programming to our patrons and community via our Virtual Films & Conversations and Alternative Projections series.
Join the Woodstock Film Festival for a special summer drive-in screening of Katherine Dieckmann's 2006 film DIGGERS including an in-depth Q&A session with the filmmaker. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Thursday, July 16th. Doors open at 7:30pm. Screening starts at 9pm with the Q&A happening beforehand. Themed dinner, snacks, cocktails, and dessert catering provided for purchase by Greenville Drive-In Outdoor Cinema, Nancy's Artisanal Creamery and Pippy's Food Truck. Tickets are $15 per person with a one car limit per order. Limited spots are available so be sure to buy tickets early.
ABOUT THE FILM: This bittersweet slice-of-life period piece boasts the knock-out ensemble cast of Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard, Josh Hamilton, Lauren Ambrose and Ken Marino, who also wrote the script. Set in a working-class community of clam diggers on Long Island during the election year of 1976, director Katherine Dieckmann's DIGGERS is a heartfelt blend of comedy and drama, focusing on a tightly-knit cluster of friends forced to embrace sudden changes to their small-town way of life. Recalling character-driven period staples like THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, DINER and BREAKING AWAY, the film’s mood of post-Vietnam and Watergate skepticism relates to the present-day temperament of our country, leavened with a healthy dose of lyricism, tenderness and humor. ABOUT THE FILMMAKER: Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann has made four feature films (STRANGE WEATHER, MOTHERHOOD, DIGGERS, A GOOD BABY). She began her career as a journalist before going on to direct music videos for bands including R.E.M., Sharon Van Etten, Wilco and Aimee Mann. Dieckmann is a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Program, where she teaches screenwriting. ABOUT THE WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL: The Woodstock Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. Founded in 2000 as a grassroots arts organization driven by the sheer love for film and community, the festival has quickly become one of the premiere independent film festivals in the US. *Stay tuned for this year’s plans for the 2020 Woodstock Film Festival.