AFS Screening Series at LPCA presents the world’s first fully oil-painted
feature film, LOVING VINCENT, Feb. 16-17
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!
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Based on the novel of the same name by Brian Selznick, who wrote the film’s screenplay, this mystery-drama tells the story of two deaf children from eras 50 year apart who set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
LAKE PLACID, NY—Directed by Todd Haynes, […]
“We cannot speak other than by our paintings”—Written by Vincent van Gogh in a letter the week before his death
This film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is […]
A New Feature-Length Documentary by Aaron Woolf, Derek Hallquist and Anoosh Tertzakian to Have Its Adirondack Premiere at the Palace, Fri., Dec. 8th
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LAKE PLACID, NY — The fall season of the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) extends into […]
The 2017-18 Adirondack Film Society Screening Series at LPCA continues with “Cézanne et Moi” (Nov. 15 & 17), followed by a special screening at the Palace Theatre of Aaron Woolf’s timely and compelling new documentary “Denial” (Fri., Dec. 8).
LAKE PLACID, NY — First, it led […]
The Adirondack Film Society’s Fall 2017 season continues at LPCA with “A Quiet Passion” (Oct. 20-21) and “Cézanne et Moi” (Nov. 15 & 17), followed by a special screening at the Palace Theatre of Aaron Woolf’s compelling new documentary “Denial” (Fri., Dec. 8).
The next installment […]