Wed. through Sun., June 8-12
The annual Lake Placid Film Forum — celebrating its 15th anniversary this year — returns to the Olympic Village at venues that include the historic Palace Theatre and Mid’s Park on the shores of Mirror Lake, both of which are downtown on Main Street, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA, 518-523-2512, www.lakeplacidarts.org).
Since 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 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-intimate setting. The Adirondack Film Society—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 were still in formation at press time, 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 played on live 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.
For details and more info, please call AFS Operations Mgr. Fred Balzac at (518) 588-7275.