Tyro helmer Oren Moverman’s “The Messenger,” starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton, is among 50 premieres at the 10th Woodstock Film Festival.
Pic, making its East Coast preem, is set to screen opening night, Sept. 30.
Zac Efron starrer “Me and Orson Welles,” directed by the fest’s Maverick Award honoree, Richard Linklater, will receive its U.S. bow there, along with Jonathan Demme’s music docu “Neil Young Trunk Show.”
Grant Heslov’s “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” about a unit of psychic soldiers in the U.S. military, is set for a sneak peek screening. George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey star.
Not bowing at the festival but screening as a centerpiece film is helmer Miguel Arteta’s “Youth in Revolt” from Dimension Films. Michael Cera stars.
Producer Ted Hope is set to receive the Honorary Trailblazer award.
Other films set to screen at Woodstock include Rebecca Miller’s “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” Haim Tabakman’s “Eyes Wide Open” (in its U.S. bow) and the docu “Woodstock: Now and Then.”
Fest runs Sept. 30-Oct. 4.