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Press release for Beyond Iconic screening at the Downing Film Center

On Sunday, March 29th, the Downing Film Center (19 Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550) will host “Beyond Iconic: Photographer Dennis Stock” at 1PM. The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with filmmaker Hanna Sawka, after which all attendees are invited to the Wherehouse (119 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12550) nearby for an after-party from 3:00-5:00PM. There, all can enjoy a live performance by the film’s composers, Teri Roiger (voice) and John Menegon (bass), who will be joined by musicians Mark Dziuba (guitar) and Dave Berger (drums). This performance will be a unique opportunity to look into the creative process behind the film’s rich jazz score. This locally made film is the only full-length documentary about Dennis Stock, who is now the subject of Anton Corbijn –directed biopic called “LIFE” starring Robert Pattinson as Dennis Stock that will be released this year. The filmmakers of “LIFE” have thanked “Beyond Iconic’s” director Hanna Sawka in their credits for the role her film played in researching the personality of Dennis Stock. About the film: A master class on life, a portrait of a life fully realized: Beyond Iconic introduces Mr. Stock in his own words and through hundreds of his famous photographs, which include images from the Golden Age of Hollywood and Jazz, hippies, the American social landscape, architecture, landscapes and nature. This film is a look at Stock’s brilliant and famous photography, his colorful and adventurous life, and his brassy personality. “Renowned for his classic portraits of Hollywood stars and jazz musicians, Magnum photographer Dennis Stock held strong opinions on what makes a lasting image. Documenting Stock before his death in 2010, Beyond Iconic takes us through his career and reveals how he captured such iconic pictures as James Dean walking through Times Square in the rain. We get privileged access into Stock’s photography workshop as he shares a lifetime of wisdom.” – Thom Powers, for the DOC NYC film festival at New York’s IFC Center, November 2011 Venues: (845-561-3686) Composer/mucians: Film website: To hear an interview with director Hanna Sawka on National Public Radio station WAMC, please click here.
webmaster note: Hanna Sawka is an UPWIFT member.