Free to Rock

Friday & Saturday, February 12-13, at 7 pm

This new documentary by four-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jim Brown, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, shows how rock ‘n’ roll spread like a virus across the Soviet Union despite attempts by the country’s Communist government to outlaw it–and eventually contributed to the breakup of the USSR.

Producer-director Brown, whom the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) invited to the LPCA last February to present his film “50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary,” is scheduled to return to introduce “Free to Rock” and, with AFS Artistic Director Kathleen Carroll, participate in a Q&A session following each screening.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

17 Algonquin Drive (off NYS Rte. 86 near the Quality Inn)

All seats $7, available at the door * Info: 518-523-2512,

AFS info: 518-588-7275

Bridge of Spies

Tom Hanks plays James B. Donnovan (inset) in Bridge of Spies

 Sunday, February 14, at 2 pm

This special screening of the Steven Spielberg-directed thriller–nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture–features members of the family of James B. Donovan, who is played in the movie by Tom Hanks. They, along with Ms. Carroll, will introduce the film and participate in a post-screening Q&A on the movie, the true story behind it (recounted by Donovan in his best-seller, “Strangers on a Bridge”), and the Donovan family’s long ties to Lake Placid. Co-presented with the Lake Placid Institute.

Palace Theatre, 2430 Main St., Lake Placid, (518) 523-9271

Regularly priced tickets will be sold at the Palace box office on the day of the screening.

AFS info: 518-588-7275


The AFS Screening Series at the LPCA will continue Fri. & Sat. evenings at 7 pm on March 11-12 with the critically acclaimed romantic drama “Brooklyn” and April 15-16 (rescheduled from 4/8-9) with the compelling true-story drama “Spotlight“–both of which are also in the running this year for the Academy Award for Best Picture.


The annual Lake Placid Film Forum returns on Wednesday through Sunday, June 8-12.