It’s almost HERE: the Lake Placid Film Forum returns June 7-11, 2017!

The Adirondacks’ Premier Film Event Is Back in the Olympic Village with a Dynamic Program of New & Classic Films, Industry Pros and More Ways to Have Fun in the Dark When the Movie Lights Are Turned Low
Click here to download the full schedule of events.

The Annual Lake Placid Film Forum, Version 16.0, Features an International Theme with a Cuban/Russian Connection; a Special “Thank You” to Lake Placid; the return of “Sleepless in Lake Placid” & “North Country Shorts”; & Tributes to Gene Wilder and Acclaimed Director Jonathan Demme

From left, author Jeremy Arnold, Orson Welles collaborator Larry Jackson and AFS Vice Chair Nelson Page analyze

From left, author Jeremy Arnold, Orson Welles collaborator Larry Jackson and AFS Vice Chair Nelson Page analyze “The Third Man” following “‘The Essentials’/Classic Film” screening of it at LPFF ’16. Photo: Ben Stechschulte, for the AFS.

Lake Placid, NY—The Adirondack region’s premier film-related event returns to the Olympic Village for its sixteenth annual edition with a dynamic, packed program of screenings and related programs sure to satisfy every kind of North Country moviegoer.

Stretching from Wednesday, June 7th, through Sunday, June 11th, at venues including the historic Palace Theatre on Main Street and the culturally indispensable Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), version 16.0 of the Adirondack Film Society’s annual Lake Placid Film Forum (LPFF) features—as always—brand-new and recent feature films, documentaries, independent North American and foreign-language titles, and shorts; panel discussions, workshops and master classes led or involving top film-industry professionals; and the return of two ever-popular staples of past Film Forums: “North Country Shorts”—short films shot in, or made by filmmakers living in, the Adirondack region; and “Sleepless in Lake Placid”—the 48-hour undergraduate student filmmaking event, in which teams of 5 or 6 aspiring filmmakers from such institutions as Marist, Paul Smith’s and Miami Dade College come to Lake Placid and conceive, write, cast, shoot, edit and deliver in less than two days a 10-minute film to be screened and judged by a panel of industry professionals as well as the public.

For “Sleepless in Lake Placid” program, which this year extends through most of Saturday, June 10th, with master classes, workshops and talks led by filmmaking professionals aimed at the students but which will be of deep interest to the general film-going public, the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has been awarded a Decentralization grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.*

 

Dmitry Pirkulov leads a master class on contemporary indie filmmaking in Russia (Sat., 6/10, 2 p.m., Whiteface Lodge).

Dmitry Pirkulov leads a master class on contemporary indie filmmaking in Russia (Sat., 6/10, 2 p.m., Whiteface Lodge).

From Russia—and Cuba—with Love

This year, a major running theme of the LPFF is international exchange and understanding, highlighted by the presence of directors and producers flown into the North Country from Havana, Cuba and Moscow, Russia, as well as an “Essentials” screening of the much-beloved Gregory Peck-Audrey Hepburn classic “Roman Holiday” hosted by author and Turner Classic Movies contributor (and longtime Lake Placid summer resident) Jeremy Arnold (Sat., June 10, 8:15 pm, Palace).

Screenings with an international flavor include such highly acclaimed foreign-language films (all with English subtitles) as “The Salesman” from Iran, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film (Thu., 6/8, 9:15 pm, LPCA); “Neruda” from Chile, which observers have described as a cross between “a film noir and a biopic,” about that country’s great national poet, Pablo Neruda, and directed by Pablo Larraín, creator of the visually stunning, Oscar-nominated “Jackie” (Sun., 6/11, 10 am & 6 pm, both at LPCA); and “Esteban” (Sat., 6/10, 6 pm, Palace), a poignant drama hailed as “a Cuban ‘Billy Elliot’ and whose director and co-producer, Jonal Cosculluela and Maritza Ceballo, are being flown in by the AFS from Havana to present their film in person. Also flying into the North Country from a far-away locale is Russian producer Dmitry Pirkulov of Moscow, who will present a workshop on contemporary indie filmmaking in Russia aimed at the college students here for “Sleepless” but open and of interest to the general public (Sat., 6/10, 2 pm, Whiteface Lodge).

 

“Eddie the Eagle” and Charlie from “the Chocolate Factory”

Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971) and is now a veterinarian in nearby Lowville, NY, will introduce a FREE screening of the film in tribute to its star, the late, great Gene Wilder (Sun., 6/11, 11 a.m., Palace Theatre).

Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) and is now a veterinarian in nearby Lowville, NY, will introduce a FREE screening of the film in tribute to its star, the late, great Gene Wilder (Sun., 6/11, 11 a.m., Palace Theatre).

In an effort to offer something for moviegoers of as many tastes and interests as possible, the LPFF programmers have put together two special programs: one aimed directly at families with children, the other developed with residents of Lake Placid and neighboring communities in mind—including winter sports enthusiasts and local filmgoers who don’t typically attend AFS screenings. Regarding the latter, on opening night of the film festival, Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m., the Film Society will give a big “Thank you, Lake Placid” with a screening of the 2016 true-story hit movie, “Eddie the Eagle,” about the famed Olympic ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards who actually trained in Lake Placid. Although the film is set largely in Europe and Lake Placid is not mentioned, the LPFF views “Eddie the Eagle” as a celebration of much of what Lake Placid stands for, with its glorious history of winter sporting events, including ski jumping, according to AFS Chair John Huttlinger. Headlining the evening among panel discussion speakers and other invited dignitaries will be former United States Ski and Snowboard Association ski jumping coach Larry Stone.

Helping to bookend the Film Forum as one of the first events of the last day, Sunday, June 11, at 11 am, will be a tribute to the late, great actor, Gene Wilder, with a screening of the 1971 family classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” introduced by Dr. Peter Ostrum, who played young Charlie in the film and who is now a veterinarian in not-too-far-off Lowville, NY, near Watertown. Dr. Ostrum will also participate in a Q&A session immediately following the film—so kids, ready those questions, not only about Peter’s experience making “Willy Wonka” but also about the life and work of his co-star, Gene Wilder.

 

Two-Part Tribute to Director Demme

And speaking of tributes, the LPFF will screen two contemporary classics by one of Hollywood’s greatest, most beloved directors, Jonathan Demme, who passed away this past April 26th and who was a guest of, and special friend to, the Film Forum: “The Silence of the Lambs” (Fri., 6/9, 9:30 pm, Palace), winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally) and Best Director); and, as one of the LPFF’s closing programs Sunday evening, “Stop Making Sense” (6/11, 8:15 pm, Palace) one of the all-time great concert films—about the quintessential late 1970s/early 1980s New Wave bands, the Talking Heads.

Follow-up news releases will focus on additional highlights of LPFF ’17. As in the past two years, admission to panel discussions, workshops and master classes remains free and single tickets to all screenings are $10 per person; however, this year the AFS is introducing an all-Forum screenings pass for $79, payable by cash or by check made out to the Adirondack Film Society. To learn more about tickets or the program overall, please contact AFS Operations Manager Fred Balzac at (518) 523-3456 or fredbalzac@aol.com or visit adirondackfilmsociety.org.

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*This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

North Country Public Radio is a media sponsor of the 2017 Lake Placid Film Forum.

 

FINAL – as of: 5-27-17

Lake Placid Film Forum ’17

Public Schedule of Events

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

Click here to download the full schedule of events.

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: 518-523-3456/588-7275, adirondackfilmsociety.org

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Silent film accompanist Ben Model performing during a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” at the 2016 Lake Placid Film Forum. Photo: Ben Stechschulte.

Get Ready: Lake Placid Film Forum 15.0 Is HERE–June 8-12, 2016!

TEST Palace Theater

2017 FILM FORUM SCHEDULE

 

LAKE PLACID, NY — The annual Lake Placid Film Forum (LPFF)—this year marking its 15th anniversary—returns to the Olympic Village Wednesday through Sunday, June 8-12, at venues that include the historic Palace Theatre downtown on Main Street and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, cultural anchor of the High Peaks/Tri-Lakes region that includes such active arts communities as Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Keene, Keene Valley, Jay, Upper Jay, Au Sable Forks and Wilmington, home of Whiteface Mountain.

guest filmmaker at Sleepless2012 screeningSince its inception in 2000, the Lake Placid Film Forum has been the Adirondack North Country’s premier film event. It’s one place in the region where resident and visitor filmgoers and movie buffs can count on seeing films they’re not likely to encounter at the local multiplex—and meet filmmakers in an up-close and personal setting. The Adirondack Film Society (AFS)—the people who bring you the Lake Placid Film Forum—doesn’t just screen films: it curates, analyzes, and seeks to help educate audience members about the films it presents.

While plans for the 2016 edition are still in formation, filmgoers and movie buffs can expect such programs as a free outdoor film in Mid’s Park in downtown Lake Placid Wed. night at dark (last year, it was Jaws); a silent film with live accompaniment on piano; the results of the annual “Sleepless in Lake Placid” 24-hour undergraduate college filmmaking competition Fri. evening, when audience members get to vote on their favorite student film; one or more panel discussions, workshops and/or master classes; and an array of cutting-edge independent, art, studio-made and foreign-language feature films as well as documentaries.

Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen

The 2016 Lake Placid Film Forum will build on the success of the 2015 edition. For an idea of the scope and content being planned for this year’s event, please see our 2015 PROGRAM.

For details and periodic updates on this year’s LPFF, please contact AFS Operations Mgr. Fred Balzac at (518) 588-7275 or via the e-mail link listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Reg Clark in his Palace.

A man’s moviehouse is his Palace: owner Reg Clark.

An Inspired Start, A Tradition of Excellence

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

The initial multi-day LPFF event proved to be an instant smash hit with filmmakers as well as North Country audiences. Guest filmmakers have included such directors as Martin Scorsese (pictured being interviewed, on the right, in the accompanying slideshow), Jonathan DemmePaul Schrader, John Sayles and Courtney Hunt (Frozen River, an independent film shot in Clinton County); novelists such as William Kennedy, Jay Parini and Richard Russo as well as AFS mainstay Russell Banks—all of whom have had work adapted for the screen; and such actors as Hal Holbrook, Steve Buscemi, Kyra Sedgwick, Campbell ScottParker Posey and Academy Award winners Cliff Robertson (for Charly) and Melissa Leo (for The Fighter). Programming at the annual event has typically included such segments as workshops and panel discussions with invited filmmakers; “North Country Shorts,” films made by area residents and/or shot in the region; and “Sleepless in Lake Placid,” the 24-hour undergraduate student filmmaking competition that will return this year again under the guidance of coordinator Matt Wohl, who teaches film at Miami-Dade College in Florida.

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

The creation of the Lake Placid Film Forum was inspired in part by a sold-out screening at the Palace Theatre in 1999 of The Sweet Hereafter, adapted from the novel by part-time North Country resident Russell Banks, which was introduced by Mr. Banks, the film director’s Atom Egoyan, and Kathleen Carroll, former film critic of the New York Daily News and herself a Lake Placid native. Shortly thereafter, the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) was born, co-founded by a team that included Ms. Carroll, Lake Placid’s John Huttlinger (currently serving as Chair of the AFS board), movie-house impresario Nelson Page (former Chair, now Vice Chair), Naj Wikoff, and the late Robin Pell, with active participation from Mr. Banks.

Lake Placid Film Forum 2016 Schedule of Events*

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Wednesday, June 8th

40th anniversary screening of ROCKY (rainout location: LPCA)

Mid’s Park (outdoors), ~9:00 PM (or dark)

PLEASE NOTE: As of 1:30 pm Wed., due to possible thunderstorms tonight, the screening of ROCKY is being moved indoors to LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive (518-523-2512), at 9 PM tonight (Wed., 6/8/16). And it remains FREE! For more details, please call 518-588-7275.

 

Thursday, June 9th

– REMEMBER (DCP, 94 mins, feature)

Directed by Atom Egoyan & starring Christopher Plummer & Martin Landau

PALACE 3, 7:00 – 8:35 PM

 

– THE KID + short, A DOG’S LIFE (silent films)

Directed by & starring Charlie Chaplin, with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model

LPCA, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

 

Friday, June 10th

– Opening reception (by invitation)

HIGH PEAKS RESORT, 5:00 – 6:30 PM

 

– BORN TO BE BLUE (DCP, 97 mins, feature)

With a post-screening discussion led by Tom Hanrahan, AFS

PALACE 3, 7:00 – 9:15 PM

 

– THE LAST GOLD (B-R, 90 mins, documentary)

Introduced by the film’s director Brian Brown, followed by a post-screening Q&A with Mr. Brown moderated by Fred Balzac, AFS

LPCA, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

 

– THE GOOD MIND (B-R, 66 mins, documentary)

Introduced by the film’s director Gwendolen Cates and Chief Jake Edwards, who is featured in the film, followed by a post-screening Q&A with both moderated by Kathleen Carroll, AFS

LPCA, 9:15 – 11:30 PM

 

Saturday, June 11th

– Panel discussion: “Inside the Making of a Contemporary Documentary: THE LAST GOLD and THE GOOD MIND,” with filmmakers Brian T. Brown and Gwendolen Cates, moderated by Fred Balzac, AFS

HIGH PEAKS RESORT, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – free admission

 

– NUTS! (B-R, 97 mins, documentary)

LPCA, 12:30 – 2:10 PM

 

– Canadian Film Double Feature*:

PALACE 3

–THE FORBIDDEN ROOM (DCP, 130 mins, feature)

1:15 – 3:25 PM &

–SLEEPING GIANT (DCP, 89 mins, feature)

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

With a post-screening discussion of both films led by Tom Hanrahan, AFS (following SLEEPING GIANT)

 

– UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FILM SHOWCASE

Highlighting the work of Marist College, curated by Jeff Bass of Marist

HIGH PEAKS RESORT, 2 – ~4 PM – free admission

 

– THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (B-R, 84 mins, documentary)

LPCA, 2:30 – 3:55 PM

 

– THE GREAT GAME (B-R, 100 min, feature, in French with English subtitles)

LPCA, 4:05 – 5:45 PM

 

– CAROL (B-R, 118 mins, feature)

with a post-screening panel discussion (tent.)

LPCA, 6:00 – 8:30 PM

 

– The Essentials: THE THIRD MAN (DCP, 93 mins, feature)

Introduced by Jeremy Arnold, author of the new book “The Essentials: 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter,” a tie-in with Turner Classic Movies, with a post-screening discussion among Arnold, film producer & Orson Welles expert Larry Jackson, and AFS Artistic Director Kathleen Carroll

PALACE 1, 6:00 – 8:20 PM

 

– ROBERT KLEIN STILL CAN’T STOP HIS LEG (DCP, 94 mins, documentary)

Introduced by the film’s director Marshall Fine, followed by a post-screening Q&A with Mr. Fine moderated by Kathleen Carroll, AFS

PALACE 1, 8:30 – 11:00 PM

 

– WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (B-R, 120 mins, doc)

Directed by & starring Michael Moore

LPCA, 8:45 – 10:45 PM

 

– After Party (by invitation)

LOCATION TBA, 11:00 PM – ???

 

Sunday, June 12th

– Panel discussion with film experts: “Why What You See at Your Local Multiplex Is (Almost Without Exception) What You Get,” featuring film producer Larry Jackson and film-book author Jeremy Arnold, moderated by Fred Balzac, AFS

HIGH PEAKS RESORT, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM – free admission

 

– THE GREAT GAME (B-R, 100 mins, feature, in French with English

Subtitles)

A “Best of the Fest” encore

LPCA, 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

 

– LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (DCP, 98 mins, documentary)

Directed by Werner Herzog

PALACE 4, 12:45 – 2:25 PM

 

– THEEB (B-R, 100 mins, feature, in Arabic with English subtitles)

LPCA, 1:45 – 3:45 PM

 

– RIO, I LOVE YOU (DCP, 110 mins, feature)

An anthology of short films directed by such filmmakers as John Turturro, Stephan Elliot (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”), and Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”)

PALACE 4, 2:30 – 4:20 PM

 

– THE GOOD MIND (B-R, 66 mins, documentary)

A “Best of the Fest” encore, introduced by the film’s director Gwendolen Cates and Chief Jake Edwards,who appears in the film, followed by a Q&A with Ms. Cates and Chief Edwards

LPCA, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

 

– BORN TO BE BLUE (DCP, 97mins, feature)

A “Best of the Fest” encore

PALACE 4, 4:30 – 6:15 PM

 

– DON’T BLINK (B-R, 82 mins, documentary)

Introduced by the film’s director Laura Israel, followed by a post-screening

Q&A with Ms. Israel & Adirondack photographer Nathan Farb

LPCA, 6:15 – 8:15 PM

 

– THE LAST GOLD (DCP, 90 mins, documentary)

A “Best of the Fest” encore, introduced by director Brian T. Brown, followed by a Q&A with Brown moderated by Fred Balzac, AFS

PALACE 3, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

 

– Closing Film: BY SIDNEY LUMET (B-R, 110 mins, documentary)

Introduced by the film’s director Nancy Buirski via Skype, with commentary by actor James Tolkan on working with Lumet on “Serpico” & “Prince of the City,” moderated by Kathleen Carroll, AFS

LPCA, 8:30 – ~10:45 PM

 

– SLEEPING GIANT (DCP, 89 mins, feature)

A “Best of the Fest” encore

PALACE 3, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

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*Schedule subject to change; check adirondackfilmsociety.org periodically for updates. Tickets $10, available at the door, for all screenings except for Sat. 1:15 double feature: $15 for both films ($10 for 2nd film, space permitting). Cash only for all screenings at the Palace.