Lake Placid Film Forum ’17

Public Schedule of Events

(By day, time & then event; films, speakers, venues & times subject to change)

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WED, 6/7/17

7:00-9:30 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace One [P1])

  • Special Opening Program: “Thank you, Lake Placid!” & screening of EDDIE THE EAGLE (dir. Dexter Fletcher, 1h 46m, narrative feature) + panel with ski jumping coach Larry Stone and other special guests & dignitaries, moderated by Sandy Caligiore; evening introduced by John Huttlinger, AFS Chair; co-sponsored by the Village of Lake Placid; FREE ADMISSION, all are welcome!
    View the trailer here.

 

THU, 6/8/17

6:30-9 PM – LPCA

  • PATERSON (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 1h 58m, narrative feature) + panel discussion co-presented with the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW), including Nathalie Costa Thill, Exec. Director, ACW, & Peter Seward, Lake Flower Landing arts center & AFS Steering Cmte., moderated by Fred Balzac, AFS Operations Mgr. & arts journalist
    View the trailer here.

9:15-11:45 PM – LPCA

  • THE SALESMAN (dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2h 5m, narrative feature from Iran, in Persian & English with English subtitles, 2017 Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar winner) + panel discussion, moderated by Fred Balzac; intro by Nelson Page, AFS Vice Chair
    View the trailer here.

 

FRI, 6/9/17

6-7:30 PM – LPCA

  • “North Country Shorts”: films shot and/or made by filmmakers based in the Adirondack North Country, including work by Michael Devine, Michael Hart, Ben Stechschulte, and Jason Andrew Torrance

7-9:00 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace Three [P2])

  • MAUDIE (dir. Aisling Walsh, 1h 55m, Canadian-Irish narrative feature): with commentary by Kathleen Carroll, AFS Artistic Director
    View the trailer here.

8-10 PM – LPCA

  • “Sleepless in Lake Placid” World Premiere Screenings: moderated by Matt Wohl, Chair, Miami Dade College film program & Sleepless Coordinator, with lineup of professional filmmaker judges including Gwendolen Cates, with Dmitry Pirkulov serving as a special, “ex-officio” juror to select 1 or more films for screenings in Moscow

9:30 PM-12:00 AM – Palace Theatre (P2)

  • Jonathan Demme Tribute Screening (Part I) of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (dir. J. Demme, 2h 18m): hosted by Larry Jackson, who worked on the film while serving as an executive at Orion Pictures & was a collaborator of Demme’s; introduced by Gary Smith, AFS Board Member
    View the trailer here.

 

SAT, 6/10/17

11 AM-12 PM & 12-1 PM – Northwood School

  • “Sleepless” master classes, rounds 1&2 (one hour each): including Prof. Jeff Bass of Marist on Avid Media Composer and director Brian T. Brown & film editor Rob Weir (both of “The Last Gold”) on sports documentary directing/editing; FREE ADMISSION, general public welcome

11 AM-12:30 PM – Whiteface Lodge

  • Indie movie-theater/film-series programming & management panel discussion, including Dede Leiber of Upstate Films (arthouse), Rhinebeck, NY and Dylan Skolnick, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, LI; moderated by Nelson Page, Fort Lee (NJ) Film Commission & AFS Vice Chair; FREE ADMISSION, all welcome

11 AM-1 PM – Palace Theatre (P2)

  • Encore: MAUDIE (dir. Aisling Walsh, 1h 55m, narr. feature): with commentary by K. Carroll, AFS Artistic Director, intro by Amy Quinn, AFS Board Member-at-Large
    View the trailer here.

12-2 PM – LPCA

  • We Are Unarmed (dir. Gwendolen Cates, approx. 1h 10m, documentary) a work-in-progress about the Native American resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, + Q&A/panel discussion with director Cates, moderated by K. Carroll
    View the trailer here.

1:15-3:00 PM – Palace Theatre (P2)

  • TITLE VII (dir. Nicole Franklin, 1h 12m, narrative feature) + Q&A with director Nicole Franklin, moderated by K. Carroll, AFS Artistic Dir., intro by A. Quinn, AFS Board
    View the trailer here.

2-3:30 PM – Whiteface Lodge

  • “Sleepless” master class on contemporary indie filmmaking in Russia: Led by producer Dmitry Pirkulov, including screenings of Russian shorts/feature excerpts and announcement of “Sleepless” film(s) chosen to be screened in Moscow; moderated by Mike Camoin, Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange (CCCE), Albany; intro by Fred Balzac, AFS Operations Mgr.; FREE ADMISSION & general public welcome

2:30-4:45 PM – LPCA

  • LOVING (dir. Jeff Nichols, 2h 3m, narrative feature), co-presented by John Brown Lives! (JBL!); introduced by Barbara Friend, Attorney & AFS Steering Cmte. Member, Martha Swan, Exec. Director, JBL!, & Nelson Page, AFS Vice Chair
    View the trailer here.

3:15-5:15 PM – Palace Theatre (P2)

  • THE CREST (dir. Mark Covino, 1h 22m, documentary) + Q&A with director Covino; introduced & moderated by Matt Wohl, Chair, Miami Dade College film program
    View the trailer here.

4-5:30 PM – Whiteface Lodge

  • “The End Is Near: Movies, Media, and ‘Doomsday Innovations’”: Talk by studio exec. producer, impresario & Orson Welles collaborator Larry Jackson on the history of the film industry’s constant adaptation to changing technologies—e.g., sound, radio, TV, internet, mobile devices, digital video, etc.; intro by Gary Smith, AFS Board; FREE

5-7 PM – LPCA

6-8 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace One)

  • ESTEBAN (dir. Jonal Cosculluela, 1h 30m, Cuba, narrative feature, in Spanish with English subtitles) + Q&A with director Jonal Cosculluela & producer Maritza Ceballo, introduced & moderated by author & film historian Jeremy Arnold
    View the trailer here.

8:30-10:30 PM – LPCA

  • Student Film Showcase: short films made by “Sleepless” students prior to their appearance in LP going back the past year, moderated by Matt Wohl, Sleepless Coordinator & “Sleepless” faculty advisors Jeff Bass, Marist; Deb Ellis, UVM; David Press, Paul Smith’s; & Adrian Garcia of Miami Dade

8:15-11 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace One)

  • “THE ESSENTIALS” CLASSIC FILM: ROMAN HOLIDAY (dir. William Wyler, 1h 58m) + post-screening Q&A with program host Jeremy Arnold, Turner Classic Movies contributor & author, The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter
    View the trailer here.

SUN, 6/11/17

10 AM-12 PM – LPCA

  • NERUDA (dir. Pablo Larrain, 1h 47m, narrative feature from Chile, in Spanish with English subtitles), co-presented with the Adirondack Center for Writing; introduced by Dylan Skolnick, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, LI & AFS programming consultant
    View the trailer here.

10:30 AM – 12 PM – Whiteface Lodge

  • Unlocking Upstate Film Locations”: panel discussion moderated by Mike Camoin, Capital Cinema Cultural Exchange, with panelists including Jerry Stoeffhaas, Deputy Director, NYS Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development; FREE

11 AM-1 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace One)

  • “TRIBUTE TO GENE WILDER” FAMILY MATINEE: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (dir. Mel Stuart, 1h 29m, narrative feature), introduced by Dr. Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in the film and is now a veterinarian in Lowville, NY, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Ostrum, moderated by F. Balzac; co-sponsored by Desperados Mexican Restaurant, Hotel Northwoods & the Palace Theatre; FREE ADMISSION, all welcome!
    View the trailer here.

12:30-3 PM – LPCA

  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (dir. Raoul Peck, 1h 35m, documentary) + Q&A with director Peck via Skype, moderated by Russell Banks, novelist-screenwriter & AFS Artistic Consultant, or panel discussion with Chris Morris, Adk Diversity Initiative & Martha Swan, John Brown Lives!, with both organizations co-presenting the program
    View the trailer here.

1:15-3 PM – Palace Theatre (P2)

  • THE LOVERS (dir. Azazel Jacobs, 1h 34m, narrative feature): intro by Dylan Skolnick, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, LI & AFS programming consultant
    View the trailer here.

3:30-5:40 PM – LPCA

3:15-5:50 PM – Palace Theatre (P2)

  • A QUIET PASSION (dir. Terence Davies, 2h 5m, narrative feature) + panel discussion co-presented with the Adirondack Center for Writing, introduced & moderated by Kathleen Carroll, AFS Artistic Director
    View the trailer here.

6-8 PM – LPCA

  • Encore: NERUDA (dir. Pablo Larrain, 1h 47m, from Chile, narrative feature in Spanish with English subtitles), co-presented with the Adirondack Center for Writing
    View the trailer here.

6-8 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace One)

  • DENIAL (dir. Derek Hallquist, 1h 32m, documentary) + Q&A with the film’s producer, Aaron Woolf, & editor, Anoosh Tertzakian, moderated by Gary Smith, AFS Board
    View the trailer here.

8:30-10:45 PM – LPCA

  • Encore: THE SALESMAN (dir. Asghar Farhadi, 2h 5m, narrative feature from Iran, in Persian & English with English subtitles, 2017 Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar winner); introduced by Fred Balzac, AFS Operations Mgr.
    View the trailer here.

8:15-10:30 PM – Palace Theatre (Palace One)

  • Closing Program: Jonathan Demme Tribute Screening (Part II) of STOP MAKING SENSE (dir. J. Demme, 1h 40m) + panel discussion, including Kathleen Carroll, AFS Artistic Director, and Jeremy Arnold, author and Turner Class Movies contributor; moderated by Nelson Page, AFS Vice Chair; evening introduced & Film Forum closed by John Huttlinger, AFS Chair
    View the trailer here.

 

Individual tickets to screenings $10 (cash only at the Palace); all-Forum pass $79 (payable by cash or check). Info: 518-523-3456, adirondackfilmsociety.org