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 Leslie and their six children live deep in the wilderness of Washington State. Isolated from society, Ben and Leslie devote their existence to raising their kids — home-schooling them to think critically, training them to be physically fit and athletic, guiding them in the wild without technology and demonstrating the beauty of co-existing with nature. When a family crisis occurs, Ben must take his sheltered offspring into the outside world for the first time.

remember-viggomortensen-is-capt-fantastic-full-358x201The film co-stars Frank Langella as Ben’s disapproving father-in-law. For his work directing the film, Matt Ross was honored with the Prize for Best Director among the films selected for the Un Certain Regard Awards at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Captain Fantastic is also a Critics’ Pick of the New York Times.

“Viggo Mortensen is a marvel.”—USA Today ♥ “Viggo Mortensen is magnificent.”—Rolling Stone ♥ “Wise and deeply moving.” —Washington Post ♥ “Triumphant and spirited.”—The Huffington Post ♥ “Sweet and funny.” —Entertainment Weekly

Tickets are $7, available in advance and at the door. For reservations and more information, please call the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) box office at (518) 523-2512 or visit The Adirondack Film Society Screening Series (AFS) at LPCA will resume on January 20-21, 2017 with Love and Friendship, directed by Whit Stillman, who also adapted the screenplay from Jane Austen’s novel Lady Susan, and run monthly through April. And save the dates for the 2017 Lake Placid Film Forum: Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11!

For more information on any of these programs or the AFS in general, please contact Operations Manager Fred Balzac at (518) 523-3456 or