Tickets for Warner Library SHIFF events can be purchased at the venue door or atÂ www.sleepyhollowfilmfest.comÂ (some of the Warner Library fest events are free of charge, so consult the full program for details!)
In-person conversation with renowned producerÂ Edward R. PressmanÂ (Badlands, American Psycho, The Crow, Wall Street). One of the most prolific producers in filmdom discusses his impactful and influential career.
A special, advance screening of acclaimed director Peter Stricklandâs new breathtaking film,Â In Fabric.
The U.S. East Coast Premiere of the wickedly fun creature featureÂ The WretchedÂ closes out the fest on 10/13.
And much, much more!
Itâs an auspicious year for the debut of the Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival, as the region marks the 200thÂ Anniversary of the publication of Washington Irvingâs classic tale, âThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow,â with an 18-month bicentennial celebration. The SHIFF festival is a cornerstone event during the bicentennial, with screenings at The Tarrytown Music Hall and nearby Warner Library offering everything from family-friendly fare to cult classics beloved by enthusiasts of the supernatural genre.Â Â SHIFFÂ celebrates the legacy of artistic inspiration and achievement that Washington Irving first established in the region, and that has been extended by generations of writers, artists, and filmmakers.
In a year of remarkable anniversaries coinciding, 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the beloved 1949 Walt Disney animated classicÂ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which will be screened as part of an exclusive presentation ofÂ Disneyâs Hollow-een Treat.
2019 is also the 20th anniversary of Tim Burton’s acclaimed 1999 film,Â Sleepy Hollow, which will be featured at SHIFF.Â A special celebration of Brian De Palma’s cult classic feature filmÂ Phantom of the ParadiseÂ with stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham and producer Edward R. Pressman in person, adds to the roster, along a salute to the legendary TV and film franchiseÂ Dark ShadowsÂ (two feature films of which were shot in Sleepy Hollow and at Lyndhurst, in Tarrytown).
Acclaimed actor Jeffrey Combs will appear live on stage as Edgar Allan Poe in his remarkable one-man performance ofÂ Nevermore. Comedians Dana Gould, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jean Grae, among others, offer a hilarious, one-of-a-kind live script reading ofÂ Plan 9 from Outer Space!
SHIFF strives to bring important works from current and future filmmakers to the fore with exciting new films in competition and premiere screenings, such as the U.S. premiere of the acclaimed documentaryÂ The Phantom of WinnipegÂ and a screening ofÂ Making Apes. The excitement continues withÂ Friday the 13thÂ composer Harry Manfredini celebrating the 35thÂ anniversary ofÂ Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, and a special 25thÂ anniversary showing of cult classicÂ The Crow. The classicÂ The Bride of FrankensteinÂ will also grace the fest with a screening and guest speakers. More panels and screenings will be programmed at Warner Library, including a free showing ofÂ Return to OzÂ with special guest, composer David Shire.