Movie stars keep it local at Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards ceremony – Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. — From Awkwafina to Vera Farmiga, movie stars at the Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards ceremony on Saturday took note of their ties to the region as part of their careers’ trajectories.

Actor Ethan Hawke, once a Woodstock resident and a festival alumn, accepted the Maverick Award at the ceremony at the Ulster Performing Arts Center, saying that “it takes a community for one person to break through a closed door.

“We are only as good as our friends, as our community, as all the people here tonight,” Hawke said during his acceptance speech at the Midtown theater.

“So, if one of us is a maverick, then, we all must be,” he said. “So I thank you for being a maverick with me. I congratulate you on your award,” he said to laughs from the audience.

“I’m going to hold it for us.”

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