Thank You!

Thank you for being part of Wind-Up 2015. Photos from this year’s festival are being added to our Facebook page. Take a look and Happy Thanksgiving!

Day 4

Bloody Mary brunch, conversation on ethics of documentary, groundbreaking film Of Men and War, and live documentary: Greetings on Behalf of the People of Our Planet. Day 4 is jam packed. Join us. Wind-Up!

Late-Night Party at the Elks

Have you been to the North Adams Elks Lodge #487? Tonight (for only $5) starting at 10:30pm, we’re having a party with the Seratones (all the way from Shreveport, LA), and Wishbone Zoe from Northampton. Get your groove on and get all wound up!

Get your tickets!

The box office opens 1/2 hour before each screening at the venue. You can purchase your tickets online or at the box office.

The weather looks

rainy this weekend. Perfect for going to the movies! Our guest artists will start arriving on Thursday and we can’t wait to see everyone that night at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance for Olmo and the Seagull.

So much music

before films and events at Wind-Up Fest. Taina Asili & Gaetano Vaccaro (Breaking A Monster) perform Spanish flamenco and Latin American classics. Francesca Shanks (Wide, Wonderful World) rocks the uke. Sandy & Sandy (Short & Sweet) bring the Berkshire Highlands sound. Monica McIntyre’s Music (Radio 1-2-3) is an otherworldly cellist who seamlessly blends blues, soul, and folk, while Jacob Cohen’s (Of Men and War) cello playing shows us why he was discovered by the makers of the film Foxcatcher while in the NYC subways.

Director Luke Meyer with Pixies frontman Frank Black

in conversation following the film Breaking a Monster, Saturday, October 17th at 8:15pm at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

Free Tickets!

Volunteers are the backbone of the festival and your help translates into free tickets and a special party! We are seeking ushers, drivers, and help with box office, artist services, and parties. Give us a call at 413-458-9700 or email Rebecca McBrien.

Javelin’s George Langford

joins Wind-Up Saturday night for a DJ set at North Adams Elks Lodge. He also happens to be  featured on RemixXxed, an album produced by Love + Radio who are also at the fest on Saturday.

And The Kids headline Opening Night Party.

Northampton-based music sensations help us celebrate opening night during this late-night party! Join us in Goodrich Hall on the Williams College campus for And The Kids with The Sun Parade and a whole lot of dancing and fun!

Breaking A Monster

Western Mass filmmaker Luke Meyer, brings Breaking A Monster to Wind-Up. It’s about three kids just entering adolescence who form the band Unlocking the Truth. Their YouTube videos go viral, they appear at Coachella and the Colbert Report, with their novelty leading to a mega-deal with Sony. Meyer charts the astonishing push-pull between the neophytes and the tone-deaf music industry, including their wildly mismatched manager Alan Sacks (co-creator of the ’70s sit-com, Welcome Back Kotter). The full-length documentary is an expansion of his short film and profile of the band titled Unlocking the Truth.

Watch the short film here.

Read a review of the doc.

Box Office Opens on Thursday!

The box office opens this Thursday, September 24 at 49 Main Street in North Adams. Formerly Press Gallery, exPress is a shared work space between Wind-Up Fest, IS183, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, and Press on the Move. Join us from 6-9pm during the final DownStreet Art celebration and get your tickets!

Maria Tucci joins us opening night

Acclaimed actress Maria Tucci will be in conversation with Olmo and The Seagull co-director Lea Glob on Thursday, October 15 at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

Meet us at Hops & Vines

Thursday, 9/17 from 7-9pm we’ll be mixing drinks and sharing information about the festival at Hops & Vines. Join us at 13 Water Street in Williamstown.

Festival Passes on Sale Now!

Don’t miss out on your all-access passes to the festival. There are a limited number of FANCY PASSES that give you access to everything including the Benefit Dinner at Gramercy Bistro and the Bloody Mary Brunch. The FEST PASS gives you access to all films, events, and music (Benefit Dinner and Bloody Mary Brunch may be purchased separately.) BUY HERE!

Olmo and The Seagull

With co-director Lea Glob. A journey through the labyrinth of a woman’s mind, OLMO AND THE SEAGULL tells the story of Olivia, a free-spirited stage actress preparing for a starring role as Arkadina in a theatrical production of Chekhov’s The Seagull. As the play starts to take shape, Olivia and her boyfriend, Serge, whom she first met on the stage of the Theatre du Soleil, discover she is pregnant.