A couple hours north of New York City is a small town you may have heard of before: Woodstock. Its place in music history is secure, and it's home to a rather impressive film festival, too, running Oct. 10-14 this year. The opening and closing films were announced a few weeks ago -- Julian Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to kick things off, Todd Haynes' I'm Not There to wrap things up -- and now the full schedule shows that there's a lot of great stuff in between as well.

Considering the fest only runs four days (Oct. 10 is just a kick-off party), they've filled it with a surprising number of films: 23 narrative features, 28 documentaries, and 58 shorts. Some of the notable entries:

Narrative: Mary Stuart Masterson's directorial debut, The Cake Eaters; the rotoscoped Chicago 10, about the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which was Sundance's opening night film this year; Grace Is Gone, already earning Oscar buzz for John Cusack's performance as an Iraq War widower; and Terry George's Reservation Road.

Documentary: Festival-circuit favorite Billy the Kid, about an emotionally troubled teenager; Chasin' Gus' Ghost, about the history of jug band music; "Peanuts" profile Good Ol' Charles Schulz; rock doc Joe Strummer: The Future Is Written; the touching Holocaust love story Steal a Pencil for Me; and Super High Me, in which comedian Doug Benson stays sober for 30 days and then spends another month smoking pot every day.

Looks like a great fest, and it's in a beautiful part of the country. For all the details on the Woodstock Film Festival, visit their website.
categories Movies, Cinematical