Sunday, January 26, 2020

Fridays Are for Film Lovers in Lake Placid

Adirondack Film SocietyThe Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is set to return for its sixth year with a new Friday-evenings only schedule and a lineup of four films, including two of this year’s Best-Picture Oscar nominees.

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho’s social-class-comedy-turned-thriller Parasite will be screened on January 31st and Taika Waititi’s World War II satire, Jojo Rabbit, featuring an Academy-Award-nominated performance by Scarlett Johansson, on March 27th.

Other highlights of the Winter-Spring 2020 season include an in-person appearance by one of Vermont’s leading independent filmmakers, Jay Craven, introducing his latest film — the sci-fi film noir Wetware — on February 28th and the latest work by visionary Terrence Malick, the director of films such as Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The Tree of LifeA Hidden Life, co-presented with John Brown Lives! and LPCA on April 24th.

All four screenings — each of which occurs on the final Friday of the month — start at 7 pm. Tickets to the screenings are $10 each and are available at the door as well as by advance reservation via the LPCA box office (518) 523-2512, or online.

The Arts Center is located at 17 Algonquin Drive, off NYS Route 86/Saranac Ave. at the intersection near the Quality Inn and Desperados/Stewart’s.

For more information about these screenings or other AFS programs, contact Fred Balzac at (518) 588-7275 or

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