Woodstock Film Festival 2019: World premiere of 18 TO PARTY

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It’s 1984 and outside a small-town nightclub, a group of 8th graders gather, grappling with a spate of recent suicides, UFO sightings, their absentee parents, and each other. 

“18 TO PARTY” spans a single evening in the lives of these kids, but manages to transport us fully to a time when waiting for something to happen felt just as significant as the thing itself.

Gorgeously atmospheric, with a pulsating sense of anticipation that steadily builds, the film pulls us into the fears, wounds and desires of each character, ultimately revealing that hope may arrive from the last place we expect.

The meticulously authentic production design, killer soundtrack, and universally excellent performances recall the spirit of classic 80s teen movies like Stand By Me and The Breakfast Club

“18 TO PARTY” is a spot-on love letter to Gen X, awkward teenagers, and the transcendent power of friendship.


WFF 2019 Official Screenings:
October 4
WORLD PREMIERE: 9:30PM (Upstate Films, Woodstock)
Q&A to follow with filmmaker and key cast.

October 6
3:15PM (Rosendale Theater)
Q&A to follow with filmmaker and key cast.

FILMMAKER JEFF RODA
Jeff Roda has written screenplays for DreamWorks, Universal, Paramount Pictures, New Regency, TriStar, and television pilots for HBO, CBS, and Warner Bros. Additionally, he was a producer on the Sony Pictures Classics feature, Love Liza, starring Academy Award winning actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kathy Bates. 18 TO PARTY marks his directorial debut.

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