Guest Speakers

The centerpiece of Upstate’s year-round international program provides an opportunity for the audience to meet the people who make films, to learn about the creative process, and to reflect on the role of cinema in society. Since 1972, Upstate has hosted hundreds of guests… not only filmmakers (and more recently videomakers) – including editors, directors of photography, sound personnel, production designers, composers, and screenwriters – but also critics, scholars, and writers.


My Father Evgeni

My Father Evgeni

In Rhinebeck April 21 Sunday Matinee 3:30pm (Ukraine, US  / 2010 / dir by Andrei Zagdansky) 77 mins/unrated IN PERSON: Filmmaker Andrei Zagdansky. Q&A will follow the film screening. Tickets: $10 Adults / $9 Seniors and Students / $8 Members Andrei Zagdansky (Interpretation of Dreams) returns to Upstate Films with a film about his father that captures a moment of historical time as it masterfully weaves archival footage of the waning of the Soviet state, imagery of New York, and of Kiev and its now abandoned Popular Science Film Studio where his father was chief.  All  this Zagdansky blends to ...
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Ordinary Miracles: The Photo League’s New York

In Woodstock June 30 Sun 2pm  $10   (US/2012/dir by Nina Roseblum & Daniel Allentuck in association with Mary Engel) UR /75 mins  In Person: Nina Rosenblum & Daniel Allentuck… presented in collaboration with The Center for Photography Woodstock In the 1930s and ’40s the Photo League had a profound influence on American photography. Twelve years in the making, this is the story of the life and times of the legendary organization of amateur and professional photographers that flourished in NYC during the dark days of the 1930s and up til 1951. The League was the brainchild of two City ...
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Orchestra of Exiles

Orchestra of Exiles

In Woodstock June 15 Sat 1:15 (USA, Israel / 2011 / directed by Josh Aronson) Unrated / 85 mins. Benefit for MAVERICK CONCERTS. In Person: Director Josh Aronson. Tickets $15, available through Maverick (845.679.8217). From Academy Award nominated director Josh Aronson (SOUND AND FURY), ORCHESTRA OF EXILES  reveals the dramatic story of Bronislaw Huberman, the celebrated Polish violinist who rescued some of the world’s greatest musicians from Nazi Germany and then created one of the world’s greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic (which would become the Israeli Philharmonic).  In the early 1930s Hitler began forcing Jewish musicians out of orchestras across ...
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Street Journeys

Street Journeys

in Woodstock March 2 Saturday 2:30 (2012 / Directed by Tracy Christian) Unrated / 58 mins In Person: Director Tracy Christian. ** Click HERE to purchase tickets through Woodstock Film Festival ** Proceeds will be split between WFF & The Shangilia Foundation. “I made this film because I wanted to bring to light a happy story out of Africa. The grim tale of the impoverished country and starving children has been told before. This is a film about triumph over adversity, hope over despair.” – Tracy Christian In the heart of Nairobi, where abandoned children wander the streets with no relief ...
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Dear Gov. Cuomo

Dear Gov. Cuomo

in Rhinebeck Feb 10 Sun 1:00 IN PERSON: Jon Bowermaster (US / 2012 / dir Jon Bowermaster) unrated / 75mins Last spring, with the news that Governor Andrew Cuomo might lift the moratorium on fracking in New York, a unique coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany on the governor’s front door step, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing.  The goal of the varied participants – actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo, environmental biologist Sandra Steingraber and a long list of musicians that included Natalie Merchant, Joan Osborne, Dan Zanes, the Felice Brothers, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin & Wood, ...
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Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo

Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo

Rhinebeck Woodstock Sept 15 Sept 16 Sat, 1:30 Sun, 1:30 (2011 dir by Mary Lance) unrated / 79 mins In Person: Mary Lance & Ben Daitz Mary Lance (DIEGO RIVERA:I PAINT WHAT I SEE, AGNES MARTIN: WITH MY BACK TO THE WORLD) returns to Upstate Films with her new film BLUE ALCHEMY about the beauty and importance of indigo, the blue dye that’s been in use worldwide for millenia. BLUE ALCHEMY explores and reveals the beauty and importance of indigo, the blue dye that’s been in use worldwide for millennia and is laden with symbolic meaning and was once a ...
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Dano & DeNiro

Being Flynn

Presented by The Dutchess County Arts Council September 9 Sunday 1pm (US, 2011 dir by Paul Weitz) R /102 mins IN PERSON: NICK FLYNN Tickets $15 General Admission / $12 Members. For tickets, call DCAC at 845-454-3222 or email Click here for film description. Book signing, wine, and tapas reception with the author and other celebrities, additional $20 at Terrapin Restaurant. Writer-director Paul (ABOUT A BOY and IN GOOD COMPANY) Weitz turns his hand to this moving portrait of fathers and sons based on Nick Flynn’s arresting memoir. Based on a true story, Nick Flynn (Paul Dano) is shocked ...
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American Masters: Robert Capa In Love & War

American Masters: Robert Capa In Love & War

One show Woodstock November 11 Sunday 1:30 *Free screening* (US / 2003 / dir by Anne Makepeace) unrated / 90 mins  IN PERSON: Filmmaker Anne Makepeace Celebrated as the “Greatest War Photographer in the World,” Hungarian-born Robert Capa (1913-1954) began his career shooting the 1936 Spanish Civil War, where he first achieved fame. The world’s pre-eminent documentarian of 20th C war, he photographed five epic conflicts on three different continents. The handsome and dashing Capa had time to play poker with Hemingway, photograph Picasso, and have an affair with Ingrid Bergman. He was also the lone photographer to land with ...
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Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands

Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands

*FREE SCREENING. IN PERSON: filmmaker Jeanne Vitale and Enviromental Conservationist Laura Heady If you are concerned about clean drinking water, flooding, human health, wildlife or climate change, you need to learn about our under-valued wetlands. “Liquidity: The Value of Wetlands” is a 25-minute documentary by Hudson Valley native Jeanne Vitale that promotes awareness of our wetland resources. This video discusses the economic and environmental values of wetlands, the role they play in protecting water quality, and what local residents can do to help.Read More ...
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Rain in a Dry Land

In RHINEBECK Tues May 22 at 8:00 (US / 2006 / dir by Anne Makepeace) UR / 82 mins. * In Person: Director Anne Makepeace Capturing the strangeness of contemporary America through the eyes of new immigrants, Rain in a Dry Land tells the story of two Bantu families who relocate from refugee camps to homes in urban America after managing to escape the 1991 civil war in Somalia. While they learn about staircases in a Cultural Orientation class, in a most haunting image, Arbai and her daughters descend the steps of their new house like nervous mountaineers. And while ...
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Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again

In RHINEBECK Sun May 20 at 5:45 (2011 / USA / dir by Danfung Dennis) UR / 88 mins. * In Person: Iraq Veteran Derek McGee Pushing 2nd Battalion through the rocky barren landscape of southern Afghanistan, Sgt. Nathan Harris is wounded just before completing a mission deep into Taliban territory.  Hell and Back Again viscerally depicts the emotional and physical hazards of a wounded soldiers’ return home. With a metal bar holding his shattered leg together, Sgt. Harris endures painful physical therapies and an increasing reliance on prescription medication like Oxycontin.  The film deftly toggles between the frenzy of ...
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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey

In RHINEBECK Sun May 20 3:00 (US / 2011 / dir by Constance Marks & Philip Shane) Unrated / 80 mins. * In Person: Patrick Wadden and guests from ARM OF THE SEA PUPPET THEATER Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Being Elmo tells an inspiring story about the oft unrecognized talent behind one of America’s most adored characters. Initially mocked for “playing with dolls,” Kevin Clash started out making his own puppets as an adolescent in Baltimore in the 1970s. After becoming the first African American puppeteer to join the Jim Henson organization via the film Labyrinth, he joined the Muppet ...
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What We Need is the Impossible! A Program of Documentary Shorts by Sam Green

What We Need is the Impossible! A Program of Documentary Shorts by Sam Green

In RHINEBECK Wed May 23 at 6:00 (US / Dir by Sam Green) Unrated / 80 mins. * In Person: Director Sam Green The inspirational San Fransisco-based documentarian Sam Green (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND) has been mak­ing award-winning short doc­u­men­taries since the late 1990s. For one night, he returns to Upstate for this special program. Films include: UTOPIA PART 3: visit Southern China to explore the world’s largest shop­ping mall, which is actu­ally nearly com­pletely empty. lot 63, grave c: an elegy for Mered­ith Hunter, the young man who was killed by Hells Angels at the noto­ri­ous 1969 Alta­mont con­cert. THE ...
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Kati With an I

Kati With an I

In WOODSTOCK Thu May 24 at 7:30 (US / 2010 / Dir by Robert Greene) UR / 86 mins. * In Person: Director Robert Greene A story that is familiar to every person and rarely captured cinematically, the uncomfortable transition out of childhood is brought to the screen by debut filmmaker Robert Greene. He follows Kati living in rural Alabama during the last months before her high school graduation.  At first the details of her situation are shadowy, and the revelation of “what happened” is parsed throughout the build up to graduation day and her departure to rejoin her parents, ...
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in Rhinebeck April 14 Saturday, 7pm In Person: Writer/Director John Sayles with producing partner Maggie Renzi (USA / 2010 / written and directed by John Sayles) unrated / 128 mins Tickets on sale now at box office in Rhinebeck: $10 Adults / $9 Seniors & Students / $8 Members When not making films such as MATEWAN, 8 MEN OUT, SECRET OF ROAN INISH, LONESTAR, PASSION FISH, LIMBO, RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7, BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, John Sayles, the doyen of independent filmmaking, has been writing fiction and winning awards. His latest film (his seventeenth) takes place in 1900 as ...
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When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings

in Rhinebeck March 15 Friday 10pm, $5 all tickets… (US / 1996 / dir by Leon Gast) PG / 84 mins  IN PERSON: Post-screening discussion with Leon Gast moderated by Woodstock Writers Festival’s Martha Frankel Leon Gast’s Academy Award winning best feature documentary  about the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 is YOUNG RHINEBECK’s first film in its Teen Film Series. The film is not just about the historical heavyweight championship fight match — it also speaks to issues of identity, culture and self-esteem. Held in 1974 in Zaire, now ...
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everyday sunshine

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

November 12th & 13th Sat 8:30  in Woodstock Sun 5:45 in Rhinebeck (US /2010 / Dir by Lev Anderson & Chris Metzler) Unrated / 107 mins. In Person: Director Chris Metzler With a blistering combination of punk and funk, Fishbone demolished the walls of genre and challenged the music industry to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. At the heart of the band are lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher, who tell how the group rose from the shifting fault-lines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan’s America ...
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mothers of bedford

Mothers of Bedford

In Rhinebeck October 22 Sat 8:30 (US / 2011 / Dir by Jenifer McShane) Unrated / 93 mins In Person: Director Jenifer McShane & editor Toby Shimin Being a mom can be difficult at the best of times, but imagine trying to raise your children from prison. In Mothers of Bedford, filmmaker Jenifer McShane follows the stories of five mothers incarcerated at New York’s only maximum security prison. While trying to nurture relationships with their children and play central roles in their lives, inmates experience the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of hosting family holidays ...
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El Perro Del Hortelano

El Perro Del Hortelano

ONE SHOW ONLY Sunday, August 22, in Woodstock Sun 4:30 (Peru / 2009 / dir by Renzo Zanelli) IN PERSON: Directors Renzo Zanelli & Annika Beaulieu, Sunday, August 22nd, 4:30 pm. Filmed in the Peruvian Amazon with a cast and crew comprised of indigenous and international volunteers, this ambitious feature tells the story of Brus, an artist whose efforts to organize his community to stop oil extraction on native lands are undermined by friend and foe alike. Nearly co-opted by a local NGO and manipulated by the subversive work of an American researcher, Brus explores the surreal world of volunteerism ...
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12th & Delaware

12th & Delaware

Saturday, June 26th Tickets Now Available – Click Here 3:00 pm in Woodstock (US / 2010 / dir by Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing) IN PERSON: Q&A with Directors Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing Click here for Tickets! From the creators of Jesus Camp and The Boys of Baraka comes this powerful film about the abortion battle as it plays out in a Florida town where pro-life and pro-choice facilities share the same intersection. Using skillful cinema-verite observation, the film exposes the molten core of America’s most intractable conflict. On one side of the street, pro-life volunteers paint a terrifying ...
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The City Of Your Final Destination

The City Of Your Final Destination

May 14 – 16 Fri 4:45 Sat 4:45 Sun 3:45 – Last Show (UK / 2010 / dir by James Ivory) James (Remains of the Day, Howard’s End, A Room with a View) Ivory’s latest film is an adaptation by long-time collaborator Ruth Prawer Jhabvala of Peter Cameron’s 2002 novel. It’s a gently witty tale of a young Iranian-American doctoral student who’s determined to write the authorized biography of Jules Gund, a dead Uruguayan novelist. Both Omar (Omar Metwally) and his girlfriend Deirdre (Alexandra Maria Lara) are academics. Omar has won a grant to write the author’s biography, but when ...
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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

August 9 One show only – 3PM – special event with Director Gini Reticker (US / 2008 / dir by Gini Reticker) * IN-PERSON: Director Gini Reticker, Sunday, August 9th, 3:00pm, Tickets at regular price An uplifting and engaging political documentary about Liberia’s women protestors and their struggle to depose a corrupt dictator. In 1997, the former warlord Charles Taylor became president of Liberia. His ruling strategy was to keep the nation in a state of upheaval via constant, bloody civil war. Liberia’s women, having had enough, gathered together despite their religious differences and used whatever means they could think ...
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Blue Gold

Blue Gold

Free Show Saturday, July 25th 11:30 AM (US / 2008 / dir. by Sam Bozzo) * IN-PERSON: Guest Speaker Skip Backus of the Omega Institute This shocking documentary sheds light on the world’s rapidly approaching water crisis. The world’s fresh water is disappearing. As we pollute and waste away our very limited supply, corporate giants are working to make the building block of our globe a commodity, privatizing developing countries’ fresh water. In the midst of this, military control of water is rising, setting the stage for world water wars. This bracing and far-reaching film, based on a book of ...
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Throw Down Your Heart

Throw Down Your Heart

July 14th Two Shows Only – 5:00 and 8:30 PM – SOLD OUT (US / 2008 / dir by Sascha Paladino) * IN-PERSON: Béla Fleck, July 14th, Two Shows – 5:00 & 8:30 PM.  BOTH shows are now SOLD OUT.  Tickets will include the screening of the film, a post-screening Q&A, and a mini set by Bela Fleck. American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck traces the roots of his instrument across centuries and continents in this documentary, showcasing the universality of great music. Fleck is a true master of the banjo, but he is also one of its most passionate students, ...
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My Favorite Year

My Favorite Year

Saturday, June 20 at 2 pm In Person: Mark Linn-Baker (US / 1982 / Richard Benjamin) Fundraising Event for the Dutchess County Arts Council A screening of this Oscar nominated film, followed by a Q&A, wine and cheese reception with actor Mark Linn-Baker. Tickets may also be purchased to enter a drawing for this original poster, signed by the artist. This is the last event of the Dutchess County Arts Council 2009 Arts Fund Out of the Box event series, benefiting the 2009 Arts Fund of the Dutchess County Arts Council. Attendees will be expected to make a contribution to ...
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Saturday, July 11th – 3:30 PM Special screening – co-sponsored by the Woodstock Film Festival  – with Director Max Mayer (US / 2009 / dir. by Max Mayer) * IN-PERSON: post-screening Q&A with Director Max Mayer Romance can be risky, perplexing and filled with the perils of miscommunication – and that’s if you aren’t ADAM, for whom life itself is this way. In this heartfelt romantic comedy, Hugh Dancy (THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC) stars as Adam, a handsome and intriguing young man who has led a sheltered existence – until he meets his new neighbor, ...
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The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters

ONE SHOW ONLY! Sun March 22, 2:00 IN PERSON: Mary Stuart Masterson (co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Programmers Group) (US / 2008 / dir by Mary Stuart Masterson) For her directorial debut, actress Mary Stuart Masterson (BENNY & JOON) has created a subtle, textured film. TWILIGHT’s Kristen Stewart stars as Georgia, a 15-year-old girl with a rare, debilitating neurological disorder. Sheltered by her artist mother, she’s eager to pack in as much living as possible in the little time she has left. She begins a romance with 20-something Beagle (Aaron Stanford), while her grandmother (Elizabeth Ashley) continues a decades-long affair ...
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April 18 Sat 1:45 (France /1967 / dir by Jacques Tati)         * SAT. APRIL 18th @ 1:45pm – IN PERSON: Tati-obsessed Upstate staffer Carl Hoyt ** SPECIAL MEMBER BONUS! The film is open to all, but any member coming to see PLAYTIME will receive a free small popcorn and be entered in a raffle to win a dvd copy of Tati’s MON ONCLE! Upstate loves our members! Made in 1967, PLAYTIME is the much-appreciated but rarely-shown masterpiece by Jacques Tati, who won several international awards for his films featuring Monsieur Hulot. Hulot, one of the few modern ...
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Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning

April 20-23 Mon-Thurs 5:50 7:50* ENDS THURSDAY! (US / 2009 / dir by Christine Jeffs) *IN PERSON: THURS. APRIL 23rd @ 7:50pm – RAQUEL STEINLAGE-PALLACK of Ulster Bio-Recovery will speak about the real business of biohazard cleaning. In the spirit of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, SUNSHINE CLEANING is a quirky drama/comedy starring Amy Adams as a down-on-her-luck housekeeper who starts a new career—as a crime scene cleaner. A former high school cheerleader, Rose (Adams) now struggles to make ends meet as a housekeeper. Upon the advice of her lover, former high school quarterback turned local detective Mack (Steve Zahn), Rose tries her ...
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  May 2 *Saturday 2:00, all tix $10 *IN PERSON: filmmakers (US/2008/dir by Eve Waltermaurer & Hazel Gurland)   FIRST, a documentary exploring the various first sexual experiences of women spanning different backgrounds and ages, was released by local filmmakers Eve Waltermaurer and Hazel Gurland in 2008 and has since been screened across the United States. These Hudson Valley filmmakers are now sharing the film at home for the first time as a fund raiser for the local chapter of Planned Parenthood.    FIRST is a compilation of 10 women’s personal histories of their developing sexuality. The women of First ...
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(Alas, this needs updating):

Jane Aaron, animation artist, selected films
Jonas Aarons, critic/man about town, classic film series
Richard Adams, filmmaker, Citizens
Perry Miller Adato, filmmaker, When This You See, Remember Me
Jay Presson Allen, screenwriter, Just Tell Me What You Want
Stephen Andors, political science, How Yukong Moved the Mountains
Dan Anker, filmmaker, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
Ralph Arlyck, filmmaker, Hyde Park, Sean, Current Events, An Acquired Taste, Following Sean
David Arner, composer/pianist with silent films
Bill Arnold, community educator, Longtime Companion, Buddies

Jerome Badanes, screenwriter, Images Before My Eyes
Bruce Baillie, filmmaker, Castro Street, etc.
Nancy Baker, editor, American Heart, Streetwise
Mirra Bank, filmmaker, Anonymous Was a Woman
Sanjib Baruah, political science, Phantom India, Apu Trilogy
Noah Baumbach, filmmaker, Kicking & Screaming
Ann Beattie, novelist, Chilly Scenes of Winter
Anne Belle, filmmaker, Suzanne Farrell: Elusive Muse
Eleanor Bergstein, screenwriter, Dirty Dancing
Alan Berliner, filmmaker, Family Album, Intimate Stranger
Joe Berlinger, filmmaker, Brothers Keeper
Laura Bialis, filmmaker, Tak for Alt; Daybreak Berlin
Mario Bick, anthropologist, Bye Bye Brazil; The Life & Times of Hank Greenberg
Stephanie Black, filmmaker, H-2 Worker; Life & Debt
Don Blakeney, producer, Utu
Les Blank, filmmaker, Garlic is as Good as 10 Mothers
Victoria Blythe, prof, Carrington
Donald Bogle, author, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, & Bucks
Anne Bohlen, filmmaker, Blood in the Face
Lizzie Borden, director, Working Girls
Nat Boxer, sound, The Conversation
Jacob Brackman, screenwriter, King of Marvin Gardens, producer, Days of Heaven
Elizabeth Bracco, actress, Mystery Train,
Bill Brand, filmmaker, Home Less Home
Steve Brand, filmmaker, Kaddish
Robert Breer, animator
George Breidenbach, anthropologist, Wedding Camels
Eric Breitbart, filmmaker, I Paint What I See
Tom Brener, film & video artist, Rhinecliff, Tesla, A Sense of Place
Arthur Bressan, Jr., director, Buddies
Hilary Brougher, wr/dir, The Sticky Fingers of Time
Barry Brown, editor, The War at Home
Carolyn Brown, filmmaker, Dune Dance
Diana Brown, anthropologist, Bye Bye Brazil
Tony Buba, filmmaker, Lightning Over Braddock
Brenda Buffalino, dancer/choreographer, No Maps On My Taps
Steve Buscemi, actor, Mystery Train; filmmaker, Animal Factory

John Canemaker, animator
Tobe Carey, filmmaker, Deep Water
Olivia Carrescia, filmmaker, Todos Santos
Patricia Charbonneau, actress, Desert Hearts
Ellen Chenoweth, casting director, Affliction
David Chertok, jazz films
Godfrey Cheshire, critic, Leila
Prof. Bruce Chilton, author, Anchoress
Laurel Chiten, filmmaker, The Jew & The Lotus
Shirley Clarke, filmmaker, Ornette
Michelle Clifton, filmmaker, Henry Hudson’s River
Jeff Cohen, media activist, F.A.I.R., Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky
Norman & Sara Cohen, producers, The Gig, The Luckiest Man in the World
Kathy Collins, filmmaker, Losing Ground
Maury Colow, activist, Forever Activists
John Columbus, curator, Black Maria Festival
Robert Cormier, author, I Am the Cheese
RJ Cutler, filmmaker, A Perfect Candidate
Jay Craven, director, Where the Rivers Flow North
Judith Crist, critic, Tomorrow, City of Hope
Bill C. Davis, playwright/screenwriter, Mass Appeal

Hamid Dabashi, scholar/critic, Kandahar
Natalie Z. Davis, scholar/author, The Return of Martin Guerre
Peter Davis, filmmaker, Generations of Resistance, The Borscht Belt
Nick Day, filmmaker, Shortcut to Nirvana
Emile de Antonio, filmmaker, Painters Painting, In the Year of the Pig
Jonathan Demme, director, Handle with Care, Philadelphia, Cousin Bobby
Jim deSeve, filmmaker, Tying the Knot
Devil Music Ensemble, composers/musicians, Big Stakes, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu
Tom Dewitt, film & video artist
Paul Dooley, actor, Breaking Away
Joseph Dorman, filmmaker, Arguing the World
Colette Dowling, author, Mildred Pierce
Dennis Doros, film restoration, Queen Kelly
Sara Driver, filmmaker, Sleepwalk
Nihaya Dugan, activist, Palestine is Still the Issue
Griffin Dunne, filmmaker, Addicted to Love; Lisa Picard is Famous

David Edelstein, critic, Carnival Of Souls
Ken Eisen, critic, Satantango
John Eskow, screenwriter, Air America
Marilyn Ethceverry, psychotherapist, The Boys of St. Vincents

Melanie Ferrera, author, The Future of Food
Guillermo and Javier Fesser, The Miracle of P. Tinto
Larry Fessenden, filmmaker, Wendigo; screenwriter’s forum
Hamilton Fish III, producer, Hotel Terminus
Holly Fisher, filmmaker, Bullets for Breakfast
Father Josesph Fitzpatrick, Romero
Jeff Folmsbee, producer, Luggage of the Gods
Allan Frankovich, filmmaker, The Houses Are Full of Smoke
Doug Freilich, filmmaker, The Dolphin Dilemma
Ellen Frick, filmmaker, Another Side of Peace
Gyula Gazdag, director, Hungarian Fairytale

Liz Garbus, filmmaker, The Farm: Angola, USA, Nazi Officer’s Wife, Girlhood
Leon Gast, filmmaker, When We Were Kings
Emmaia Gelman, activist, Palenstine is Still the Issue
John Gerassi, scholar/author, Burn
Gretchen Gerzina, film prof, Carrington
Alex Gibney, filmmaker, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Enron
Frank Gilroy, writer/director, The Luckiest Man in the World
Bob Giraldi, filmmaker, Dinner Rush
Jill Godmilow, writer/director, Far From Poland, Waiting for The Moon
Marilyn Goldin, writer/ Triumph of Love
Marina Goldovskaia, Soviet filmmaker
Al Goldstein, publisher Screw Magazine
Steve Gomer, writer/director, Sweet Lorraine
Richard Gordon, filmmaker, The Long Bow Trilogy
Lotte Goslar, performer, Dolly, Lotte, & Maria
Lisa Gossels, filmmaker, The Children of Chabannes
Debra Granik, wr/dir Down to the Bone
Patti Greaney, producer, Dinner Rush
Andre Gregory, theatre director/actor, My Dinner With Andre
Roger Greenspun, critic, The Man Who Loved Women
Gary Griffen, filmmaker, Whitetail Country, Wild Turkey, Moose:Spirit of the North
George Griffin, animator
Tom Gunning, film scholar, Videodrome
Leonid Gurevich, Soviet filmmaker

Melissa Hacker, filmmaker, My Knees Were Jumping
Dolly Hall, producer, Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love
Hilary Harris, filmmaker, Organism
Hal Hartley, filmmaker, Henry Fool
Phil Hartman, director, No Picnic
Molly Haskell, critic/author, Bringing Up Baby
Ethan Hawke, actor, Hamlet
Curtis Hayes, activist, Freedom on My Mind
Todd Haynes, filmmaker, Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story
Sally Heckel, filmmaker, A Jury of Her Peers
Johanna Heer, director of photography, Sugarbaby
Chris Hegedus, filmmaker, The War Room
Gary Hill, video artist
Jim Hoberman, critic, The Wages of Fear
Jeremiah Horrigan, critic, Patti Rocks
Mikhail Horowitz, writer/performer
Ellen Hovde, editor, Grey Gardens
Steve Hutkins, writer/producer, A Sense of Place
Peter Hutton, filmmaker, sel. films

James Ivory, director, Autobiography of a Princess, Roseland, Maurice,Slaves of New York, The Golden Bowl

Nora Jacobsen, filmmaker, My Mother’s Early Lovers
Jim Jarmusch, filmmaker, Broken Flowers
Tom Johnson, filmmaker, The World of Tomorrow

Pauline Kael, critic, The Lady Eve
Connie Kaiserman, director, My Little Girl
Joel Katz, filmmaker, Strange Fruit
Sally Keil, therapist, Jung: The World Within
Kelly the Kestrel, Kesrel’s Eye
Fred Keller, director, Tuck Everlasting, Eyes of the Amaryllis
David Kendall, writer/director, Luggage of the Gods
Jay Kent, filmmaker, Abnaki
Cambiz Khosravi, filmmaker, You Don’t Know Me
Richard Kilberg, writer/producer, Huey Long, Adam Clayton Powell
Fred Kimball, wr/actor, Looking for Richard
Peter Kinoy, editor, When The Mountains Tremble
Laura Kirk, co-wr/actor, Lisa Picard is Famous
Stuart Klawans, critic, TriColeurs Trilogy
Jim Klein, filmmaker, Seeing Red
James Klosty, dir of photog., Dune Dance
Howard Koch, screenwriter, Casablanca, Mission to Moscow, Letter From an Unknown Woman
Steven Kolpan, video artist
Doris Kornish, producer, No Picnic
Karen Kramer, filmmaker, Haitian Song
Lisa Kreuger, filmmaker, Manny & Lo; scrwriter’s forum
Don Krim, distributor, Queen Kelly
Jerry Kupfer, producer, Dancemaker
Karyn Kusama, filmmaker, Girlfight

Mary Lance, filmmaker, I Paint What I See
Carole Langer, filmmaker, Radium City
James Lasdun, writer, Sunday
Joe Lauro, co-filmmaker, Louis Prima: The Wildest
Rachel Leibling, filmmaker, High Lonesome
Mickey Lemmle, filmmaker, Compassion in Exile, Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
Robbie Leppzer, filmmaker, An Act of Conscience
Nina Lieberman, Into the Arms of Strangers
Allie Light, filmmaker, Rachel’s Daughters
David Linton, critic, Shakespeare Trailer Talk
Jennie Livingston, filmmaker, Paris Is Burning
Lexy Lovell, filmmaker, Riding the Rails
John Lowenthal, filmmaker, The Trials of Alger Hiss
Abby Luby, video artist
Danny Lyon, filmmaker, Willie, Born to Film
Mark Lytle, historian, Wild Boys of the Road

Robert Machover, filmmaker, The Great Weirton Steal
Janielle Mahan, filmmaker, Taking Back the Hudson
Alex Mamlet, filmmaker, Fighter
James Mangold, filmmaker, Heavy
Joseph Mankiewicz, director, All About Eve
Woyciech Marczcewski. director, Nightmares, Shivers
Barbara Margolis, filmmaker, Are We Winning, Mommy?
Janet Maslin, critic, September 30, 1955
Molly Mason, composer, Brothers KeeperM Katherine Matheson, filmmaker, Comedienne
Montieth McCollum, filmmaker, Hybrid
Tom McDonough, director of photography, Best Boy
Ross McElwee, filmmaker, Sherman’s March
Anna McClellan, Dialogues with Madwomen
Craig McKay, editor, Some Mother’s Son
Matti Megged, schoar, We Are All Arab Jews in Israel
Adolfas Mekas, filmmaker, Hallelujah the Hills
Ismail Merchant, producer/director, Courtesans of Bombay,Ballad of the Sad Cafe, In Custody, Cotton Mary, Mystic Masseur
Robert Mickelson, producer, Hard Choices
Susan Minot, novelist/screenwriter, Stealing Beauty
Linda Montano, video artist
Brett Morgen, filmmaker, The Kid Stays in the Picture
Andrew Morreale, editor, Listen Up
Errol Morris, filmmaker, Vernon, Florida
Christopher Munch, filmmaker, The Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day
Margaret Murphy, filmmaker, They Are Their Own Gifts

Chitra Neogy, filmmaker, A Journey within a Journey
George Nierenberg, filmmaker, Say Amen, Somebody
Stephen Ning, filmmaker, Freckled Rice
Annie Nocenti, writer, screenwriter’s forum
Laurie Noller, filmmaker, Hub Cap World
Tom Noonan, filmmaker, The Wife; screenwriter’s forum
Ron Nyswaner, screenwriter/director, Prince of Pennsylvania, writer , Philadelphia

John O’Brien, filmmaker, Vermont is for Lovers; The Man with the Plan; Nosey Parker
Geoff O’Connor, filmmaker, Contact: The Yanomani

Meg Partridge, filmmaker M D.A. Pennebaker, filmmaker, Don’t Look Back
Tony Pemberton, filmmaker, Beyond the Ocean
Hart Perry, Jr., director of photography, Harlan County, USA
Patricia Pia-Celerier, feminist, Story of Women
Larry Pine, actor, Hullabaloo Over Georgie & Bonnie’s Pictures
Sarah Plant, composer, Juliette of the Herbs
Bill Plympton, animator
Ed Pomerantz, writer, Caught
Lourdes Portillo, filmmaker, The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
Al Prego, Lincoln Brigade vet, The Good Fight
Francine Prose, novelist, Household Saints
John Pruitt, film prof, Apu Trilogy, Grand Illusion, Caro Dario

Aidan Quinn, actor, Songcatcher

Michael Raine, critic, Stray Dog
Mark Rappaport, filmmaker, Imposters
Alan & Susan Raymond, filmmakers, I Am A Promise; Children in War
Julia Reichert, filmmaker, Seeing Red
Rosetta Reitz, Shouters & Wailers
Maggie Renzi, actress/producer, Return of the Secaucus Seven, Lonestar, Men with Guns, Limbo, Silver City
Bruce Ricker, filimmaker, Last of the Blue Devils
Kenpo Karthar Rinpoche, holy man, Lord of the Dance
Scott Ritter, filmmaker/weapons inspector, In Shifting Sands
Richard Robbins, composer, Mystic Masseur
Amy Robinson, producer, Head Over Heels
Richard Rogers, filmmaker, Living At Risk
Peter Rose, film & video artist
Ralph Rosenblum, editor, Take the Money and Run
Justus Rosenberg, political science, Circle of Deceit
Neal Rosenthal, wine importer, Mondovino
Sally Roy, producer, Pipe Dream
Jon Rubin, film artist
Oren Rudavsky, filmmaker, A Life Apart

Stuart Samuels, producer, Visions of Light
Ed Sanders, poet, Poetry in Motion, The Beat Generation
Hank Sapoznik, composer, Life & Times of Hank Greenberg
Iriving Saraf, filmmaker, Rachel’s Daughters
Nancy Savoca, director, Household Saints, Reno: Rebel Without a Pause
John Sayles, filmmaker, Breaking In, Matewan, Lonestar, Limbo, Men with Guns, Silver City
Danny Schechter, Weapons of Mass Deception
Greta Schiller, filmmaker, Before Stonewall
Rob Schumer, filmmaker, Bluegrass Journey
Campbell Scott, actor/producer The Secret Lives of Dentists, filmmaker Off The Map
Steve Segal, animator M Robert Seidman, writer, Ulysses
Leo Seltzer, filmmaker, Film & Photo League
Deborah Shaffer, filmmaker, Dance of Hope, The Wobblies, Fire From the Mountain, From the Ashes
John Patrick Shanley, screenwriter/director, Five Corners
Wallace Shawn, playwright/screenwriter/actor, Simon, My Dinner With Andre, The Fever, Vanya on 42nd Street, The Designated Mourner
Nina Shengold, writer, screenwriter’s forum
Larry Silk, editor, Pumping Iron
Sam Sills, filmmaker, The Good Fight
Zack Sklar, writer, JFK; screenwriter’s forum
Andrew Silver, director, Return
Michael Small, composer, Klute
Ross Spears, filmmaker, Agee, Long Shadows
Scott Spencer, writer, Act of Vengeance; Waking the Dead
Julie Sperling, filmmaker, The Dolphin Dilemma
Jim Spione, filmmaker, American Farm
James Steerman, film prof., The Wild Bunch, Rear Window
Patrick Stettner, filmmaker, The Business of Strangers
Tish Streeten, filmmaker, Juliette of the Herbs
Whit Stillman, filmmaker, Metropolitan, Barcelona
Robert Stone, filmmaker, Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
David Strathairn, actor, Good Night and Good Luck
Yale Strom, filmmaker, The Last Klezmer; Carpati
Fred Sullivan, filmmaker, Beer Drinker’s Guide

Renee Tajima, filmmaker, Who Killed Vincent Chin?
Jim Taylor, writer, Sideways, screenwriter’s forum
Lili Taylor, actress, Arizona Dream
Julie Taymor, filmmaker, TITUS
Karen Thorsen, filmmaker, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket
Judith Thurman, writer, early cinema
Deirdre Tower, curator, Dance on Camera
Donna Tracy, raptor expert, Kestrel’s Eye
Joe Tropiano, writer, screenwriter’s forum
George Trow, writer, Savages
Thupten Tsering, writer, Windhorse
John Turturro, dir/actor, Illuminata

Jay Ungar, composer, Brothers Keeper
Michael Uys, filmmaker, Riding the Rails

David Van Taylor, filmmaker, A Perfect Candidate
Janine Vega, poet, The Beat Generation
Ilse-Marie Vogel, author, Daybreak Berlin

Josh Waletzky, filmmaker, Partisans of Vilna
Wayne Wang, director, Chan Is Missing
William Weaver, critic, Caro Dario
Claudia Weill, director, Girlfriends
Herman Weinberg, author, Blonde Venus
Linda Weintraub, curator, Camille Claudel
Iverson White, filmmaker, Dark Exodus
Tom Wolf, art critic, Running Fence
Jane Wolfson, biologist, Microcosmos
Roger Woolger, therapist, Matter of Heart
Clark Worswick, director, Agent on Ice
Stuart Wurtzel, production designer, The Chosen

Karen Young, actress, The Wife
Sol Yurick, novelist, The Warriors

Paul Zehrer, ed, Listen Up!, wr/dir, Blessing
Marina Zvereva, Russian filmmaker