Woodstock honors Demme

13th annual festival sets slate

Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition.

Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben Lewin’s fest-circuit regular “The Sessions” tapped as the centerpiece. Tom Donahue’s casting doc, “Casting By,” closes the 13th annual fest.

Also among the world premieres on the roster are Barbara Kopple’s health care doc “Fight to Live” and Rasmus Dinesen’s haute-cuisine docu “The World’s Finest Chef.” Additional features joining the slate include the Dustin Hoffman-helmed “Quartet” and Amy Heckerling’s “Vamps.”

Demme takes home Woodstock’s annual Maverick kudo for a career that includes “Silence of the Lambs” and “Rachel Getting Married,” as well as recent doc “I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful,” which screened at the Woodstock festival last year.

Fest runs Oct. 10-14 in Woodstock, N.Y., and in venues in other nearby towns. The award ceremony for Demme is set for Oct. 13.

More Scene

  • 'Cobra Kai' premiere

    ‘Cobra Kai’: Why Ralph Macchio Revisited 'Karate Kid' Character After 30 Years

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

  • Jennifer LopezTime 100 Gala - Red

    Time 100 Gala: J. Lo 'Feels Naked,' Shawn Mendes Performs, Kesha Hugs Parkland Survivors

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

  • Robert Downey Jr'Avengers: Infinity War' film

    'Avengers: Infinity War' Premiere Draws Largest Contingent of Marvel Superheroes

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

  • 'The Week Of' film premiere

    'The Week Of' Director Talks Reuniting With Adam Sandler After 'SNL'

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

  • Beautycon Festival

    Laverne Cox, Paris Hilton Promote Self-Love at Beautycon NYC

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

    The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Birth to Baby Boy

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

  • J.K. Rowling on the Future of

    J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

    Jonathan Demme will score the annual Maverick Award from the Woodstock Film Festival, which also has slated a lineup of some 130 pics including 19 world preems for its 2012 edition. Festival opens with the debut of “Dear Governor Cuomo…,” Jon Bowermaster’s doc about anti-fracking activists (including Mark Ruffalo) in upstate New York, with Ben […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content