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Crossing Waters: The Documentary A Jane Watson Film

Image 1 Crossing Waters Documentary by JaAne Watson

Jane Watson is an independent filmmaker living in the Hudson Valley. Her passion is film-making! She loves the process of making a film.  ” I love uncovering a story. I love listening to people tell me their stories. I love uncovering little details while watching the film take shape, evolve and change.  I love collaborating with other artists and story tellers”.

Crossing Waters: The Documentary   is a 40 minute documentary that she completed in Fall 2015 that has won several awards and is a main attraction featured at several film festivals across the country.

Crossing Waters Documentary Jane WatsonPoughkeepsie Immigration History

Jane began researching Poughkeepsie’s first ward a neighborhood now known as “little Italy” which lies underneath Poughkeepsie’s  Walkway Over The Hudson   Once her research began, it became clear that there were 60 years of history that had been forgotten or not known today by most of the community. Before the Italian immigrants arrived and began to settle in this neighborhood it had been primarily an Irish neighborhood.

Those 60 years represent a period in Poughkeepsie, as well as the country’s growing pains and conflict as America struggled with it’s first major wave of immigration. “The more I researched, the more I realized how similar the conflict of the past was exactly the same conflict of immigration today.”

Crossing Waters Chicago Irish Film Festival

She admits the film took three years to make because of a tiny budget, little resources and the amount of research that had to be done. She credits the resources of Vassar College, Marist College, FDR Library, IBM archives, NY State Archives, the Library of Congress and University of Connecticut.

After the film was completed, the process of submitting it into film festivals in the United States and Europe Began. It was a tough time because the film was competing to get accepted into film festivals where as many as 2,000 other films were submitted for each festival. The other films had budgets 10 – 12 times the budget of Crossing Waters. She was in direct competition  with films that had interviews with the Taliban or a film narrated by Liam Neeson.

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Awards + Film Festivals

The film with a tiny budget and no big name cast wound up doing pretty well. It won two film awards at film competitions in southern California and Atlanta. The Silver Award Spotlight Documentary Film Awards in Atlanta (December 2015) and an Award for Merit Special Mention for Technical and Artistic Capabilities Women Filmmakers IndieFest,  (November 2015) La Jolla, California 

Crossing Waters The Documentary

To date, her film has been accepted into three film festivals and interest from some others that we can’t mention at this time. A local Hudson Valley showing at prestigious Vassar College last week was only the first local preview. There is a plan in action for a larger viewing for the Hudson Valley Community.

Chicago Irish Film FEst

This past weekend, the film premiered at The Chicago Irish Film Festival where it got fantastic reviews from fellow filmmakers.

On the Road with Penn State

Saturday, March 17th Jane will attend PENN State for the College Town Film Festival  which is organized in Burbank, California and will travel to different college campuses. PENN State is just the first stop. Later this year, her first European festival will be at the Northern Wales International Film Festival. 

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Jane  says “the documentary deals with history. History does not tend to be as popular today…people are more interested in realty TV shows than history. But, she is quick to point out how strategically the film has a tie to America’s history and today’s current conflict of immigration. Including the similarities between Donald Trump and fear mongers of the past.”

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Jane Watson is a graduate of NYU’S prestigious film school. She has worked in advertising for a division of Saatchi & Saatchi, the Writers Guild of America, production and post production in film and television. Her passion for documentary storytelling and photojournalism was developed while working as a newspaper photographer in New York City covering civil rights movements, police actions and the political life of the city.

She is currently developing several new projects including looking for a script of what she would like to call her dream project to make a smart, scary, thriller. “American women haven’t really broken into this genre. I’d like to bust open the boy’s club and work in this area”.

 

 

 

Holiday Time is Adams Fairacre Farms Time – 10 Reasons Why to Shop

1) Produce

95  years ago Ralph and his wife Mary Rogers Adams bought a farm on Dutchess Turnpike in Poughkeepsie. They worked the land, selling fresh produce to area retailers. By 1933, they had four children Diana, Dorothy, Ralph and Donald and a successful farm stand was born!

First they sold fruits and vegetables, but soon people were asking for more. “once you sell the produce, they want cheese, then meats, then a deli. It was a slow natural progression” Donald explains. “…As we had supplies for the farm, people wanted fertilizer or plants…so we added a garden center”

Today, Adams  Fair Acre Farms works with over 32 local farms that supply their four locations in the Hudson Valley. You will find nicely displayed varieties of farm fresh as well as organic fruits and vegetables.

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2) Meats

  The Meat Department offers a local options for beef and chicken. The Adams Meat Department is different than the typical grocery store. Their butchers will custom trim and season meats to your specifications. Instead of following the pre-cut, pre-ground enhanced mead product trend that exists in the industry. Adam’s adheres to a more traditional approach. Ground meats are prepared in-store and contain no fillers of any kind.

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3) Grocery

Gourmet, well known national brands and local Hudson Valley favorites are all availabel, from local honey, cider and other seasonal favorites

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4) Seafood

Fresh, Daily, Assortment! Three words that describe the Seafood Department. Deliveries are received daily (except Sunday) from The Fulton Fish Market, Boston Fish Pier, Portland Fish Exchange and New Bedford Landing, just to name a few.

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Much of the fish is received whole and cut in-store, just like a neighborhood fish market. Their fishmongers have years of buying and selling experience which allows them to provide competitively priced, high quality seafood. Each store’s seafood department may be a bit different but all carry a selection of pre-prepared  fresh options as well as tips to cook your own.

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5) Cheese

Big Selection! Variety! Who doesn’t like to peruse the cheese section, whether it’s for a finding a new selection for that favorite bottle of wine or choosing many varieties for a festive holiday party!

You’ll find an enormous selection of imported cheese: English Stilton, Red Leicester, Huntsman, Wensleydale, Irish Cheddar, Mexican Queso Fresco, French Morbier…the list is endless.

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Domestic options and hard to find varieties are here as well as handcrafted artisan cheese’s produced locally by the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company, Sprout Creek, Coach Farm and others. Don’t forget to try the dozens of store-made dips and spreads, freshly ground butters, selection of olives, crackers and cheese accessories. Domestic options and hard to find varieties are here as well as handcrafted artisan cheese’s produced locally by the Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company, Sprout Creek, Coach Farm and others. Don’t forget to try the dozens of store-made dips and spreads, freshly ground butters, selection of olives, crackers and cheese accessories.

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6) Deli

Doing shopping for the holidays, then you will want to know about Adams party platters. While your there they also make to-go sandwiches and of course cold-cuts for the week. There is also a well-known salad bar (get in line)a hot buffet, hot soups and fresh made sushi!

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13 Bakery7) Bakery

The Kingston, Newburgh and Wappingers Falls stores include a Bakery Department. Cakes, danish, cookies, pastries,hearty pies and breads. Cakes are hand decorated and designed and custom cakes are available for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and holiday occasions.

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8) Sweet Shop & Gift Baskets

17 candy - specialty chocolatesFudge, Candy, Truffles and specialty items…there’s something for everyone here! You will find a collection of high  quality confections, family favorites and exotic treats. From hard-to-find gourmet chocolates, handmade fudge and more including organic and sugar-free selections.  Adams carries domestic and imported and an array of surprising new flavor combinations.

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A Gift Basket can be the greatest gift solution of our times. Good for friends, family, colleagues, clients and hostess gifts. Adams offers a long list of themes like fresh fruit, dried fruit, gourmet, snack, cheese, beverage, chocolates and nuts to name a few.  Click here for a whole brochure so you can shop online.

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Whether it’s “Don’s Favorite”, “New York Cheddar Wheel” , “Snack Attack”, “Chocolate Lover’s Dream” a “Hudson Valley Gourmet” or There’s over 20 varieties to check out and each store has variations as well. Local deliveries are made and they can UPS select gifts anywhere in the United States.

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9 Gift Shop

Unique gifts for most every occasion can be found for that someone special here.  Adams gift department features gifts from a variety of up to a dozen different local Hudson Valley vendors like Hudson Valley Skin Care,  Toni’s Trinkets and  Wash with Joe.

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Unique gift items are found  year round…the holidays are always a favorite.

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1o. Garden Center

Adams Fairacre Farms has been ranked 19 in Nursery Retailer Magazine’s list of the Nations Top 100  Independent Garden Centers! Adam’s will do everything to test a sample of your soil and make recommendations to help you fight the pests in your garden. You’ll also find a unique selection of seeds, starting kits, garden tools, potting supplies, bird houses and feeders and everything you need for bee keeping or beer making!

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But….comes the holiday season they are a must not only to see Santa but to visit for tree trimming ideas, tees and holiday novelty items. Each Store has a unique Winter fest and it’s always a  family favorite. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Find out More about the locations in Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls click on the Adams logo.

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