The Williamstown Film Festival was founded in 1998 to fill a cultural gap in a part of Massachusetts known for its world-class museums, theater, music, and dance – the Berkshires. Because film seemed the missing link in an artistically rich region, some two dozen local residents and graduates of Williams College felt strongly that a film festival could bridge the gap.
Now in its 16th year, The Williamstown Film Festival will present films, parties, and panels November 5th through the 9th in Williamstown and North Adams, MA.
Here to tell us more are Williamstown Film Festival director Steve Lawson and Program Consultant, Sandra Thomas.
Novelist John Irving is known for his legendary novels, The World According to Garp, The Hotel New Hampshire, A Widow for One Year and A Prayer for Owen Meany.
Irving will help kick off this week’s Williamstown Film Festival when he’ll speak with Williams College professor Jim Shepard about Irving’s Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel The Cider House Rules.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Russo will be in our region on Saturday as part of the Williamstown Film Festival. The author of Nobody’s Fool and Empire Falls will share his tales of going from the page to screen.
The Williamstown Film Festival returns for its 14th season for four days and four nights of cinematic bliss. The Williamstown Film Festival's 14th season will run October 17 through 21. On the schedule: 37 films (many of them premieres) a half-dozen parties, and events at MASS MoCA, the Clark Art Institute, and Images Cinema. To tell us more we welcome Steve Lawson - the Executive Director of the Williamstown Festival and Joe Finnegan, President of the WFF Board.