Ep 245: Woodstock Film Festival's Meira Blaustein • Michael Wechsler • Kevin Schreck

Oct 05, 2014

[6 mins. 30 secs.] The co-founder and Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival, Meira Blaustein is the first guest. The 15th edition of the much respected festival runs from October 15th through the 19th in the towns of Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Saugerties, and Kingston. Tickets are currently on sale for various screenings and panels. Get tickets and details on their website.

[25 mins. 35 secs.] Up next is filmmaker Michael Wechsler ("The Red Robin") who discusses his experiences at IFP's Independent Film Week where the interview took place. We also discuss Michael's career and his latest project. Coincidentally, "The Red Robin" will have its next screenings at the Woodstock Film Festival on Friday, October 17th at the Upstate Films theater in Woodstock, and again on Sunday, October 19th at the Orpheum Theater in Saugerties, NY. Tickets may be purchased on the Woodstock Film Festival's website.

[1 hr. 17 secs.] And last up is filmmaker Kevin Schreck who discusses his feature documentary "Persistence of Vision". The film is a remarkable examination at one man's obsession; in this case the British animator Richard Williams ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit") and his 30-year journey attempting to create his magnum opus. He and a crew of animators hand drew, frame by frame, what was to be the most elaborate and exceptionally artistic animated movie of all time, called "The Thief and The Cobbler". It never came to be. Find out why in this fascinating conversation. The next screening of Persistence of Vision is to take place at The Society of Illustrators in New York City on October 9th. Find out more.

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