The Season of Deep Journeys Continues with a “Mesmerizing” Portrait
of Poet Emily Dickinson
Best-known as the organization that brings you the annual Lake Placid Film Forum, the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has been doing innovative film programming on an ever-widening North Country canvas for more than 15 years now.
In addition to the Film Forum, the AFS has presented a slew of silent film classics—with live organ accompaniment—at the historic Palace Theatre in downtown Lake Placid; initiated a mostly monthly Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in September 2014, now in its fourth year; and played an instrumental role in the “Go Digital, Go Dark” campaign that resulted in several North Country movie houses receiving the necessary funding to purchase and install digital equipment to enable to continue to operate as first-run film venues. In fact, the AFS is currently collaborating with one of the movie houses—the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake, NY—on a second season of special programming during the summer of 2017.
The Adirondack Film Society, in its dual role as the Adirondack Film Commission, is also in the process of developing a program to encourage filmmakers to make movies and shoot videos right here in Essex County, NY, and assist them when they are here, as well as to nurture homegrown filmmaking among the many talented artists already living in the region.
When it comes to programming, the Adirondack Film Society doesn’t just screen films—it curates, analyzes, and seeks to help educate audience members about the films it presents. One way it often does this is by presenting the creators of the films themselves, in intimate, small-venue settings—where filmgoers can actually meet the filmmakers or, when they are presented remotely such as via Skype, experience these artists as real people.
Thank you for visiting adirondackfilmsociety.org and for your interest in, and ongoing support of, film as art and the art of filmmaking!
The Film Society’s Fall 2017 season is set with “The Lost City of Z” (Sep. 28 & 30)—an epic journey
into the jungles of South America—and “A Quiet Passion” (Oct. 20-21) and “Cézanne et Moi” (Nov. 15 & 17)—two transcendent journeys into the souls of three […]
Made in Schroon Lake: Encore Presentations Aug. 12-13 of the Indie Feature Shot Locally, “The Night We Met”
It’s summertime and the screenings are “Easy” at the Strand with encore shows Aug. 12-13 of the crowd-pleasing indie feature shot locally, “The Night We Met.”
SCHROON LAKE, NY—On back-to-back evenings this past August, an independent feature shot in this stunningly beautiful resort town—about the kind […]
Film Society Series Goes “Silent” with Chaplin Comedy Shorts & Live Piano by Master Accompanist Ben Model
It’s summertime and the screenings are “Easy” at the Strand in Schroon Lake with the return on July 23 of special AFS programming, v2.0.
SCHROON LAKE, NY—As the initial headliner for its second year of special summertime programming at the Strand Theatre, the Adirondack Film Society […]
The Adirondack Film Society’s Cuban “Connection”—author and film historian Jeremy Arnold—and the story of how, working closely together, they were able to obtain, from Cuba, the new movie Esteban and the appearance in Lake Placid of its director & co-producer, serve as the perfect illustration of the […]
Version 16.0 of the Annual Lake Placid Film Forum Is Overflowing with Movies for Film Lovers and Films for Movie Buffs
Screening of “The Good Mind” at LPFF ‘16 with the film’s director and a key participant—Gwendolen Cates (director of LPFF’17 selection “We Are Unarmed,” Sat., 6/10, […]