Friday, July 21, 2023

The Strand Summer Series presents…

The Strand

The Original Art Deco movie theater and performance venue in Schroon Lake presents…

Rear Window
July 24th, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Seats $15.00 at the door (cash only please)

Jeremy Arnold will present “Rear Window”, the dramatic classic film by famed Director, Alfred Hitchcock.
This epic film is centered on a wheelchair-bound photographer, played by James Stewart, who spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window.

Jeremy Arnold’s newest book, “The Essentials Vol. 2:52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter” was published in October 2020 by Running Press and Turner Classic Movies. It is his second companion book to TCM’s long-running “Essentials” program which profiles many of the most important and influential movies in film history. In addition to the two “Essentials” books, Jeremy has written “Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season”, published in 2018 by Running Press and TCM. Other works include “Lawrence of Arabia: The 50th Anniversary” (2012), a coffee-table book published by Sony Pictures Entertainment as a supplement to that film’s deluxe Blu-ray release.

Safety Last
July 31, 2023 @ 8:00pm
Seats $15.00 at the door (cash only please)

Ben Model helps us mark the centennial of the 1923 silent film, “Safety Last”, a true classic that helped launch the film industry.

Harold Lloyd will forever be associated with “Safety Last” because of a single image. Even people who have never seen a Lloyd film are familiar with the iconography of a bespectacled man hanging off the hands of a collapsing clock on the side of a skyscraper high above teeming city streets. It is one of the most celebrated images in cinema.

The plot of the film has Lloyd as a country boy who sets out from his hometown of Great Bend to make good in the big city. His sweetheart (Mildred Davis, Harold Lloyd’s real-life wife) promises to marry him once his is a success. Yes, but ‘how’ is the question?!

Famous accompanist, Ben Model will perform his own piano compositions to accompany “Safety Last”. Over the past four decaddes, Ben Model has created and performed thousands of live scores for several hundred silent films. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art (NY and at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theatre, and performs at theaters, museums, schools and other venues around the US and internationally.

For more information about The Strand, visit here.

Adirondack Film’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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