Diggers: Special Drive-In Screening with Director Q&A

oin the Woodstock Film Festival for a special summer drive-in screening of Katherine Dieckmann’s 2006 film DIGGERS including an in-depth Q&A session with the filmmaker.
Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Thursday, July 16th. Doors open at 7:30pm. Screening starts at 9pm with the Q&A happening beforehand.
Tickets are $15 per person with a one car limit per order. Limited spots are available so be sure to buy tickets early in advance.


This bittersweet slice-of-life period piece boasts the knock-out ensemble cast of Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard, Josh Hamilton, Lauren Ambrose and Ken Marino, who also wrote the script. Set in a working-class community of clam diggers on Long Island during the election year of 1976, director Katherine Dieckmann’s DIGGERS is a heartfelt blend of comedy and drama, focusing on a tightly-knit cluster of friends forced to embrace sudden changes to their small-town way of life.
Recalling character-driven period staples like THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, DINER and BREAKING AWAY, the film’s mood of post-Vietnam and Watergate skepticism relates to the present-day temperament of our country, leavened with a healthy dose of lyricism, tenderness and humor.


Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann has made four feature films (STRANGE WEATHER, MOTHERHOOD, DIGGERS, A GOOD BABY). She began her career as a journalist before going on to direct music videos for bands including R.E.M., Sharon Van Etten, Wilco and Aimee Mann. Dieckmann is a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Program, where she teaches screenwriting.

The Woodstock Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music, and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning, and diversity. Founded in 2000 as a grassroots arts organization driven by the sheer love for film and community, the festival has quickly become one of the premiere independent film festivals in the US.

*Stay tuned for this year’s plans for the 2020 Woodstock Film Festival.

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