Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose, says the song, Me and My Bobby McGee, reflecting this year’s theme of FREEDOM at Woodstock Museum’s 9th Annual FREE Film Festival, Labor Day Weekend, Friday August 29th at 8PM through Sunday August 31st at Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. Festival producers Nathan Koenig & Shelli Lipton have recently returned with a handful of films from sister city Nimbin, Australia as Woodstock ambassadors. Nimbin is a 35 year old alternative lifestyle community, where green is the norm and environmental activism is always in style. Woodstock Downunder, filmed by Koenig and Lipton on a previous trip to Australia, will have its U.S. premiere at the festival, Sat. at 9PM. Friday August 29th 8PM Opening Ceremony with Victor Roland Mousaa, Apache artist, singer and activist connects us together consciously in the world wide web of life. 8:30 Time after Time A lyrical, jubilant interpretation of the human spirit, a symphony of images, music and poetry though time and cultures. 10PM Woodstock Can’t Get There from Here, This uncensored version shows the history of the art colony with good intentions & biases. Saturday, August 30th 2PM A Purple Tree is Fine with Me Children’s art, however modest, plays an essential role in the creative process. A pictorial calendar of music and art. Q&A’s w/ Shelli Lipton. 2:45 Boomer Boots Up With movement, humor and physical gusto, a whimsical character dances through an odd, new world in post industrial Holland. 3PM Earth Spirit Action Deep Ecology, Living Democracy and Revolution in Consciousness in a beautifully illustrated, fast moving discussion. Q&As w/ Ruth Rosenhek. 3:30 Endgame An exploration into the dark history of the global elite, who follow a program of dehumanization and population reduction to end the middle class. 6PM Freedom Live A TV reporter covers the war from his perspective of brotherhood with the Iraqi people. making him the biggest star. 6:30 Run from the Cure: How Cannabis Cures Cancer Rick Simpson has been providing people with free, hemp oil medicines at no cost for several years with amazing results. 7:30 Unintended Consequences Insightful film gives us the right reasons to rid NY of its draconian, Rockefeller Drug Laws. Q&As w/ filmmaker Nina Rosenblum. 8PM Linda Diamond & Co. Live performance dance based on Leonard Bernstein’s “Enchanted Forest” embraces flora and fauna. 9PM Woodstock Downunder explores Woodstock’s sister city Nimbin, Australia, an alternative world of free spirits & sustainability. Q&A’s w/ Nathan Koenig & Shelli Lipton.10:45 Shaven Images The filmmaker turns the camera on himself. Self-portrait of multiple personalities while shaving his beard and changing costume. Q&As w/ Nathan Koenig. 11:15 “The Road, a hobo’s tale” As opposed to bums & tramps, hobos are proud to be homeless. They travel and take jobs among a society of peers, Q&A’s w/ Jim Foyt, filmmaker. Sunday, August 31st 2PM On the Brink An inspiring film for the whole family, especially young children, featuring life-sized puppets with real people. 2:34 It’s Showtime Animated, angry sausage-like cartoon characters walk through the streets of Manhattan. It’s only a minute short! Q&A’s w/ B.E.F. Oakes. 2:45 The Culture Wars Memorial Day in Woodstock and a Peace group marches against the wishes of the parade’s organizers. 3:30 Appiko (To Embrace) One woman sets an example to save a forest by hugging a tree. 4PM Arna’s Children A Jewish woman and Palestinian activist teaches theater to Arab children while Israel attacks. 5:45 A Delicate Balance Solutions to global warming and the health crisis are within our reach. It’s what mainstream doesnt talk about. 7PM 21st Century Prohibition Cannabis activist confronts the law with a camera in their face in an effort to expose hypocrisy. 8PM Yuma in Performance. A talented, Japanese painter, singer and dancer uses multimedia in a live performance. 9PM Hofmann’s Potion Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to “tune in, turn on and drop out,” scientists were hailing LSD as a powerful medicine. 10PM Greenwich Village Halloween Wings of Desire is the theme of this steamy trip through the streets of New York’s most bawdy celebration. Q & As w/ Nathan Koenig. 11PM Limon, a Life Beyond Words An intimate, poetic look at the life of dancer & choreographer Jose Limon. Q&A’s w/Malachi Roth. Refreshments available. Further information at http://www.WoodstockMuseum.org www.WoodstockMuseum.org or call 845 246-0600.?
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