Woodstock Film Festival Showcases Edgy Indie Fare

October 24, 2014 12:13 AM

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Woodstock Film Festival Showcases Edgy Indie Fare

The 15th annual Woodstock Film Festival wrapped Sunday and an Irish film, Patrick's Day, about a love affair between a heavily medicated schizophrenic and a suicidal flight attendant, won a trio of top awards: best narrative feature, best cinematography and best narrative feature editing. The film's handsome and irreverent director Terry McMahon charmed the audience at Sunday night's Maverick Awards with tragi-comic tales of his struggles to make the film, which left him broke and with his house in foreclosure.

Mental health challenges, suicide, gender identity, sexual abuse, adultery and world politics were some of the themes explored in both documentary and narrative film during the five day festival.

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