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The Secret Word Is: “Synergy”

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 many vital collaborations undergirding this year’s Lake Placid Film Forum.

Lake […]

We Got MOVIES!

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, 12 noon, LPCA) and Chief Jake Edwards, center—with (from left) […]

Diversity Emerges as a Major Theme of LP Film Forum ’17

Version 16.0 of the Region’s Premier Film-Related Event Features Screenings on Radical Black Writer James Baldwin, Poetess Laureate Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of Paterson, NJ; the Native American Standoff at Standing Rock; Intra-racial Job Discrimination and the ‘Crime’ of Interracial Marriage; the Intersection of Irish Heritage & Surfing; the Risks of Denying Transgender Identity […]

“A Man Called Ove” (4/28-29) Leads Into LP Film Forum, 6/7-11

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at LPCA, Version 3.0, concludes with this heartwarming, yet hugely funny comedy-drama from Sweden—yes, Sweden!—which was nominated this year for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar. Like so many great international films, “A MAN CALLED OVE” is a highly visual feast that translates so well to American screens—it’s main […]

The Jane Austen movie we’ve all been waiting for!

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA 3.0 continues Fri. & Sat., Jan. 20-21, at 7 pm with Love & Friendship, writer-director Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s early comic gem, the novella Lady Susan. “Howlingly funny…” raved the New York Times.

Tickets are $7, available in advance and at the door. For reservations and more information, please call the […]

The Jane Austen movie we’ve all been waiting for!

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA 3.0 continues Fri. & Sat., Jan. 20-21, at 7 pm with Love & Friendship, writer-director Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s early comic gem, the novella Lady Susan. “Howlingly funny…” raved the New York Times.

Tickets are $7, available in advance and at the door. For reservations and more information, please call the […]

The ‘Marvelous’ Mr. Mortensen Is “Captain Fantastic”

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA continues Fri. & Sat., Nov. 4-5, at 7 pm with Captain Fantastic, a poignant comedy-drama starring Viggo Mortensen (“The Lord of the Rings”) as an unconventional father whose family is torn from its off-the-grid paradise in the Pacific Northwest and forced to enter the “real world.”

Ben Cash (Mortensen), his wife […]

The ‘Marvelous’ Mr. Mortensen Is “Captain Fantastic”

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA continues Fri. & Sat., Nov. 4-5, at 7 pm with Captain Fantastic, a poignant comedy-drama starring Viggo Mortensen (“The Lord of the Rings”) as an unconventional father whose family is torn from its off-the-grid paradise in the Pacific Northwest and forced to enter the “real world.”

Ben Cash (Mortensen), his wife […]

From Carlos Danger to Captain Fantastic

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA continues Fri. & Sat., Oct. 21-22, at 7 pm with Weiner, hailed as “the best documentary ever made about a political campaign,” and Nov. 4-5 with Captain Fantastic, a drama starring Viggo Mortensen about family caught between its off-the-grid paradise in the Pacific Northwest and the “real world.”

Just in time for […]

From Carlos Danger to Captain Fantastic

The AFS Screening Series at LPCA continues Fri. & Sat., Oct. 21-22, at 7 pm with Weiner, hailed as “the best documentary ever made about a political campaign,” and Nov. 4-5 with Captain Fantastic, a drama starring Viggo Mortensen about family caught between its off-the-grid paradise in the Pacific Northwest and the “real world.”

Just in time for […]