Members are the lifeblood of a film society, and it’s certainly the case for the AFS.
We program our film screenings and other events with our audience in mind, and everyone in our audience is a potential AFS member. Members are relied on as volunteers at such major events as the Lake Placid Film Forum and the monthly AFS Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Our membership also serves as a pool of people from which members of the Board of Directors, our advisors and our staff can be drawn. In turn, the Adirondack Film Society regularly reaches out to society members and other folks who comprise our audiences for input on which films to screen and which directors and actors to feature.
Becoming a member of the AFS is as easy as 1-2-3:
1) Anyone can join our e-mail list, and it’s free. Simply click on the e-mail link at the very bottom of this page and asked to be added. Be sure to include your name and e-mail address that you would like included.
2) There’s also no cost to join our regular mailing list. To do so, please e-mail us at the link provided below or write to: Adirondack Film Society, P.O. Box 489, Lake Placid, NY 12946. You’ll receive at least two mailings a year–one in the spring as part of annual membership drive, the other our annual appeal letter mailed before the end of the calendar year. Clearly, you can see we want you as a member!
3) To become a supporting member, please e-mail us at the address linked below, write us via our P.O. Box or call AFS Operations Manager Fred Balzac at (518) 588-7275. There are several established levels, starting at $25 for an individual membership.
So please consider joining our Society. We cannot do it without you. If a film plays in a movie house and there’s no one in the audience to experience it, does it still make sound? Well, perhaps…but a film that goes unwatched might as well not be played at all.
The Adirondack Film Society will continue to screen films and, with you in our audience and our membership, together we’re destined to make cinematic history. Thank you!