Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Film Society’

Monday, October 21, 2019

Lake Placid Film Festival Extends to Five Day Format

This year’s Lake Placid Film Festival (LPFF) is a mixture of adventure and nostalgia as it enters its second year in its autumn time slot.

In 2018, the Adirondack Film Society made the decision to move the film festival from June to October to be able to draw from a larger pool of festival entries. Now it has extended to a five-day format (October 23-27) with extra benefits for the viewing public. » Continue Reading.


Monday, July 29, 2019

Adirondack Film Society Honoring Russell Banks

Russell Banks and Kathleen CarrollThe Adirondack Film Society is set to pay tribute to co-founder and renowned local author Russell Banks at the 2019 Tribute Gala, scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.

The Tribute Gala is a highlight of the Lake Placid Film Festival, which runs from October 23-27th. The Gala begins at 7 pm and includes a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a special tribute program. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Film Forum Name Change, 2018 Festival Moved To October

lake placid film forumThe Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has announced a re-brand of their premier film event, the Lake Placid Film Forum (LPFF), and will celebrate its nearly 20-year history with a gala tribute to the AFS-LPFF’s co-founder on October 25th.

The Lake Placid Film Forum has been re-named the Lake Placid Film Festival, and the stated theme of the 2018 film festival is “Diversity.” » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Adk Film Commission’s Filmmaker Resource Guide

Adirondack Film SocietyThe Adirondack Film Commission is seeking information from local businesses for free listings in a Filmmaker Resource Guide.

The Film Commission — which is operated by the Adirondack Film Society to promote film, TV and video production in Essex County, and to assist filmmakers and videographers once they’re here — is developing a resource guide to help filmmakers and production companies find the services they need from local businesses. Such services range widely from camera operators and sound mixers to electricians and caterers — essentially, any service or skill that might be needed before, during, or after a film, TV or video shoot, including commercials. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Lake Placid Film Forum Moves to October

The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) is moving the Lake Placid Film Forum from early June to late October. Through various meetings and the appointment of a new festival director, Gary Smith, the AFS board picked dates to follow three major film festivals.

The October 26-28, 2018 forum will now blend into the 2018 circuit following the Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. » Continue Reading.


Monday, November 20, 2017

New Aaron Woolf Film Being Shown in Lake Placid

david and jack hallquist The fall season of the Adirondack Film Society extends into December with a new documentary by Aaron Woolf, best known in the region as the former Democratic Party candidate for Congress who was defeated by Republican Elise Stefanik in 2014.

Outside the region, Woolf is known as a filmmaker, most notably for his documentary about agribusiness, King Corn (2007) His newest documentary is Denial, about gender transition, renewable energy and climate change. Denial follows Vermont electric utility CEO David Hallquist as his company struggles with generating and delivering electricity in the face of climate change. In the process, David Hallquist reveals to his family a lifelong dream to transition to Christine Hallquist.  Hallquist’s son Derek directed the film with Woolf serving as one of the film’s producers, writers and co-creators. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Adirondack Film Society Screening Series at LPCA

Cezanne et Moi posterThe Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has announced their 2017 Fall lineup of the Adirondack Film Society Screening Series, which will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LCPA).

On Thursday and Saturday, September 28 and 30, at 7 pm, the season opens with The Lost City of Z, the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett’s two-decade search for a lost city in the Amazon.

Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21 at 7 pm brings A Quiet Passion, in which Cynthia Nixon, who is probably best known for her work in the film and TV versions of Sex in the City, delivers a triumphant performance as the great American poet Emily Dickinson. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Film Society Screenings At Schroon Lake’s Strand Theater

Sarah Joy Byington and Lorenzo Rodriguez in The Night We MetThe Adirondack Film Society will continue their “Easy Screening” Series presentations at the Strand movie house in Schroon Lake, on August 12-13, and August 19-20.

On Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13 the Easy Screening Series will feature a film screening of The Night We Met with a filmmaker Q&A. The Night We Met, was shot in Schroon Lake and received its world-premiere screenings at the Strand in August 2016.

Albany-area-based, husband-and-wife filmmaking team of Jon Russell Cring, the movie’s director and co-writer, and Tracy Nichole Cring, its other co-writer, director of photography, and editor, will be on hand to introduce the film and take questions following the screening. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Adirondack Film Society Screenings March 16-18th

13thThe Adirondack Film Society (AFS) is partnering with the human rights organization John Brown Lives!, the new Adirondack Diversity Initiative, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), to screen three highly acclaimed films for area students and the general public, March 16-18th. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Adirondack Film Society Screening Series In Schroon Lake

unspecifiedFor the first time, the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) has partnered with the Strand Theatre to bring special curated screenings to the Schroon Lake. With a mission to advance the art and appreciation of film and filmmaking in the Adirondack Region, AFS welcomed the opportunity to be the nonprofit conduit for the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) grant funding the Strand Theatre’s digital film upgrade.

Known primarily for the annual Lake Placid Film Forum and “Mostly Monthly Adirondack Film Society Screening Series,” AFS now brings two summer events to the Strand’s digital screen, July 16-17 and August 13-14.

According to AFS Operations Manager Fred Balzak the July 16-17 event present a pairing of two classic films with the brilliance of author John DiLeo’s expertise on films. AFS doesn’t just present films, they are known for bringing experts in the film industry, directors and other industry professionals attached to the project. DiLeo will introduce the film each night along with a special performances of “Bloopers, Secrets, and Surprises from Hollywood’s Golden Age,” and “Great Film Performances You Should Remember But Probably Don’t.” » Continue Reading.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Guest Essay: Do Local Movie Theaters Have A Future?

digitaldark4ConceptWhat follows is a guest essay by T. J. Brearton, co-founder of production company ADK MOGUL and a project specialist at the Adirondack Film Society, a partner in the regional Go Digital or Go Dark campaign.

Einstein said that if you want to understand something better, try and explain it to your grandmother.  The more I find myself talking about the digital conversion issue which faces independently owned theaters, the more feel like I understand it.  But, it’s challenging.  The topic is complex, and not black and white.  And the rabbit hole, it seems, gets deeper and deeper.

In 2012, the Lake Placid Film Forum hosted a Panel Discussion called “Do Movie Theaters Have a Future?”  The answer, I have come to believe in the months since, is a resounding Yes.  And the road to success is one that literally takes a village. » Continue Reading.