Tuesday, January 21, 2020

‘Art of the Cure’ Movie Series in Saranac Lake

silver chaliceHistoric Saranac Lake is hosting an “Art of the Cure” movie series, a four part series highlighting movies with a link to Saranac Lake and the organization’s Art of the Cure exhibit.

Movies will be screened on Thursdays, February 6; March 5; April 2; and May 7.

Thursday, February 6: The Silver Chalice – The kick-off of the series will feature a Winter Carnival “myths and legends” theme tie-in with a showing of the Silver Chalice. This movie was Paul Newman’s big-screen debut and its premiere was hosted in Saranac Lake in 1954.

Thursday, March 5: A Star is Born – The 1954 version of A Star is Born, which included the song “My Melancholy Baby,” written by Ernie Burnett. Ernie Burnett came to Saranac Lake for the cure in 1944 and continued his songwriting career here.

Thursday, April 2: The Blue Dahlia – This film noir classic stars Veronica Lake (a.k.a. Constance Keane) who came to Saranac Lake when her stepfather contracted tuberculosis. She graduated from St. Bernard School in 1938.

Thursday, May 7: Deep in My Heart – The final movie is a biographical musical about the life of operetta composer, Sigmund Romberg featuring a cast that includes Rosemary Clooney, Cyd Charisse, Vic Damone, Gene Kelly, and more. In the film, Romberg comes to Saranac Lake.

Movies will begin at 7 pm in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum.

The events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Poster for The Silver Chalice provided.

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