The U.S. preem of “Henry’s Crime,” toplining Keanu Reeves, and the New York bow of Robert De Niro-Edward Norton starrer “Stone” are among offerings at the 11th Woodstock Film Festival, running Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.
“Crime,” helmer Malcolm Venville’s comedy about a man who plots to rob a bank after serving a jail stint for a crime he didn’t commit, is one of the fest’s Spotlight films, with Reeves set to receive an excellence in acting award at a gala that also will honor previously announced recipients Bob Berney and Bruce Beresford.
John Curran’s “Stone,” about the dangerous relationship between a corrections officer and an inmate, will close the fest. Like “Crime,” “Stone” will have its world preem at Toronto before Woodstock.
Also on tap for the fest is the North American bow of Baltasar Kormakur’s “Inhale,” a Spotlight pic starring Dermot Mulroney and Diane Kruger, and the East Coast preem of Centerpiece film (and Sundance alum) “Welcome to the Rileys,” directed by Jake Scott.
The fest’s Focus on Music lineup includes the world preems of docus “Ray Charles America” and “Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune.”
Lined up for Exposure, slate that focuses on social respon sibility , are films including Alex Gibney’s “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” and director Carol Dysinger’s “Camp Victory, Afghanistan.”
Docs “Lennon NYC,” from helmer Michael Epstein, and Anthony Waller’s “The Singularity is Near” are skedded for special screenings, with “Don’t Go Into the Woods” (helmed by Vincent D’Onofrio) and Joe Maggio’s “Bitter Feast” lined up for a horror-themed double feature.
The festival takes place in Woodstock, N.Y., as well as in neighboring Rhinebeck, Rosendale, Mt. Tremper and Kingston.
Opening night film has yet to be announced.