The Wavy Gravy Movie
Nov 17, 2010
The Woodstock Film Festival is happy to announce that it will partner
with Upstate Films to co-present the documentary Saint Misbehavin':
The Wavy Gravy Movie by Ripple Films on Saturday, December 11 at 4PM
at Upstate Films at Tinker Street in Woodstock. The screening will be
followed by a Q&A with the iconic Wavy Gravy and film director Michelle Esrick.
In Saint Misbehavin' Wavy is revealed more than the tie-dyed
entertainer and ice-cream flavor namesake that often defines him in
the popular imagination. Audiences will come to know the activist,
the optimist, and the healer who reaches beyond political, economic,
and cultural divisions in his commitment to social change and the
alleviation of human suffering. Wavy's life is his message, serving
as deeply needed inspiration that we can change the world and have
fun doing it.
"The Woodstock Film Festival had the opportunity to show a work in
progress of Saint Misbehavin' back in 2006 with Wavy, Michelle other
guests including the late Odetta and Michael Lang." Recalls WFF
executive director Meira Blaustein. "We've stayed in touch with the
filmmakers and followed their progress and I'm thrilled that the
completed film is ready to be seen by the world and am doubly
thrilled that we can co-present it with Upstate Films here in
Woodstock. The audience is in for a treat!"
Known as the unofficial MC of the original 1969 Woodstock Music
Festival, this rich, intimate portrait weaves together never before
seen footage with personal reflections from a variety of his peers.
"To be around Wavy is to see the best part of ourselves," says
director Michelle Esrick. "He makes you feel hopeful, inspired, more
loving, forgiving and helpful."
As the Village Voice declared, "Wavy Gravy will make as big a fool of
himself as is necessary to make a wiser man of you."
Tickets for the film are $15 and can be purchased at Upstate Films or
online at woodstockfilmfestival.com/cart/saint.php
For more information about the film, visit Saint Misbehavin'