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BEFF IGNITES: Pre-festival Benefit for Ukraine

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Woman at War - Big Eddy Film Festival Narrowsburg, NY - September 15th
BEFF Ignites

Pre-Festival Benefit for Ukraine

Join us on Thursday, September 15th at 6 PM for a Garden Soiree at the Tusten Heritage Community Garden. Then into the Tusten Theatre at 7 PM for a screening of Woman at Waran artful Icelandic-Ukrainian film-fable about one woman’s dual life as a choir leader and radical environmental activist.  

Following the screening, BEFF will host a talkback with beloved maker Tannis Kowalchuk of Farm Arts Collective, local Ukrainian community members, environmentalist Ramsey Adams, and other members of Catskill Mountain Keeper.

Proceeds of the screening will go directly to Ukrainian Relief via World Vision’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund.

Featuring pre-screening live music by Grammy-Award-winning musician Kevin Hays!

CATSKILLS PREMIERE

Woman at War

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

 

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

Benedikt Erlingsson was born on May 31, 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is an actor and director, known for Woman at War (2018), Of Horses and Men (2013) and The Show of Shows (2015).

FEATURE | 101 min | US | 2019

DIRECTOR

Benedikt Erlingsson

PRODUCERS

Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, Birgitta Björnsdóttir

WRITER

Benedikt Erlingsson & Ólafur Egill Egilsson

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc

CAST

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Jóhann Sigurðarson

ART DIRECTION

Lucia Malyshko
Anna Maria Tomasdottir

EDITOR

Davíð Alexander Corno

COMPOSER

Davíð Þór Jónsson

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson

CONSULTING EDITORS

Lewis Erskine, Carol Dysinger, Edwin Martinez

SCREENING SPONSOR

  • Type: International,Narrative Feature,Special Event
  • Time: September 15, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Venue:Tusten Theatre, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg
  • Duration:90 Minutes