FilmColumbia 2023

Scenes from the FilmColumbia
2023 Kick-Off Party

Honoring Killer Films Producers
Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler


Benefitting the Crandell Theatre’s
Year-Round Programs

Over 100 attendees celebrated producers Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, the founders of Killer Films, on Saturday, October 21, at the Kick-Off Party for the Crandell Theatre’s FilmColumbia festival held at Jack Shear’s home in Spencertown, NY. Guests feasted on a full buffet from Bimi’s Canteen inspired by Killer Films titles: Hedwig’s Beets, Boys Don’t Cry Chicken, I Short Andy Warhol’s Pig. Award-winning filmmaker and Crandell Board Member James Schamus introduced Vachon and Koffler, who had participated in a Q&A, following the showing of their highly regarded 2023 film May December. Funds raised from the film festival and Kick-Off Party support the year-round programs of the Crandell Theatre.

On behalf of the board and the staff of the Crandell, I thank you for your generous support.

Viki Sand
Chair of the Host Committee

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Photos by John Shea

Q+As with Filmmakers

FC23 welcomed actors, producers and directors with films in the festival, including Ruth Reichl, May December producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, Al Roker, Scott Cohen and Walton Goggins.