Posts Tagged ‘Lake Placid Film Festival’

Friday, October 20, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival: Iconic “Cool Runnings” to be shown Opening Night, Oct. 26

Cool Runnings movie poster

 

Lake Placid, NY – The year was 1988. The Winter Games were in Calgary. Western Canada would be the most unlikely place where a group of Jamaican track and field athletes would gain notoriety as bobsledders. Yet those Games produced one of the Olympics most endearing stories, one that lives to this very day thanks to four committed athletes, their forcefully supportive manager and a movie appropriately titled Cool Runnings.

The 1993 flick added to the luster of comedic actor John Candy, and by way of his work at those Games with ABC Television, local resident John Morgan as well. Now, with a continuing 35-year legacy, Cool Runnings will be shown at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the opening feature of the Lake Placid Film Festival. A question and answer period will follow. There will be an encore performance on Saturday morning, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Jamaican bobsled team merchandise will be available for purchase at the theater.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival presents: Women in Horror, Oct. 28

The Halloween season is in full swing and the best place to celebrate is at the Lake Placid Film Festival. Take part in our Women in Horror panel on Saturday, October 28, where acclaimed filmmakers, Sol Miranda (Archive 81, Asynchronous), Chirstina Raia (Affliction, Silent Night), and Karen Walton (Ginger Snaps, Orphan Black) discuss genre filmmaking from a female perspective.

We are also excited to announce two horror films screening at the Festival: The Monkey and a special midnight screening of The Exorcist. Purchase your Festival Pass today and experience all the frights and films that the Lake Placid Film Festival has to offer.
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Friday, September 15, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit to Bring the Newest Generation of Filmmakers

Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit filmmakers

As we sit back and relax in front of the movie screen (or our computer,) it is easy to forget how much work goes into the making of a film. Clearly, anyone who ventures into the profession, must have passion and commitment. I wanted to learn about the creative young people who will be attending the Lake Placid Film Festival’s Student Summit,
https://www.adirondackfilm.org/lake-placid-film-festival-student-summit, a highly competitive scholarship program that will enable a number of students and recent grads to attend the festival. They will gather to learn and collaborate, and to share their dreams.

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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival Passes on sale

Lake Placid Film Festival passes on sale graphic.

Photo courtesy of Adirondack Film.

 

Adirondack Film is proud to announce that festival passes are now on sale for the expanded 22nd Annual Lake Placid Film Festival (Oct. 26-29). Passes can be purchased here: https://www.adirondackfilm.org/lake-placid-festival/tickets-and-passes. In addition to the educational and film screenings that have been core tenets of the festival, this year’s edition will also include:

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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Adirondack-based director, Paul Frederick, wins Emmy for Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

Adirondack-based director won an Emmy for his work on "Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk."

On June 10, at the 46th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony for the Boston/New England Chapter, Adirondack-based director, Paul Frederick, won the Best Historical/Cultural-Long Form Content Emmy for the PBS documentary “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk.”

Screened at the 2021 Lake Placid Film Festival, “Return To Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk” follows Czech Holocaust survivor Vladimir Munk as he returns to Auschwitz where he was held prisoner during WWII. This is his last chance to honor his family, including his parents, who perished there. The trip from the US is filled with painful memories and unforeseen hardships, but it is a journey he knows he must take.

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Monday, October 10, 2022

Lake Placid Film Festival lineup includes two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed

The Lake Placid Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23. Festival organizers have announced an eclectic lineup of featured films, including two documentaries, The Automat, and Brainwashed. See below for details on these documentaries including links to view their trailers. This year’s festival presenters will be Lisa Hurwitz and Paul Hardart.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Lake Placid Laughs interview featuring Hollie Harper, acclaimed comedian & Lake Placid Film Festival collaborator

Lake Placid Laughs featuring Hollie Harper
Now, in conversation with Noah Ramer

In the first minute of my interaction with the acclaimed comedian and recent Lake Placid Film Festival collaborator, one attribute became immediately apparent: Hollie Harper loves the spoken word. “I’m a linguistics nerd, I love everything from the etymology of words to new slang.” It’s this passion for words and how they resonate across communities and cultures that has influenced every step of Hollie’s professional journey in comedy.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Creative Adirondacks: Gary Smith of the Lake Placid Film Festival

Gary SmithThis fall, Lake Placid Film Festival will return to a live event, and shepherding it to fruition is Gary Smith, the current Chair of the Board of Adirondack Film Society.  Schooled by his more than 40 years in the hospitality industry, Gary sees the festival as an opportunity to display the attractions of the Lake Placid area, as well as to bring filmmakers and their audiences together for the lively and thoughtful sharing of ideas.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Free Film Series begins Feb. 24 online

The Lake Placid Film Festival will be hosting its free featured filmmaker series this winter.

Each Wednesday at 7 p.m. starting Feb. 24, an award-winning short film will be streamed online. After the film, there will be a moderated live discussion with the director and someone from LPFF.

Each program is free of charge, but they do require you pre-register. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Film details and tickets are available for purchase here.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Lake Placid Film Festival Announces Sequel To Online Film Festival

Virtual series to feature winners of 2020 short film competition

Following the successful launch of its first-ever virtual film festival this fall, the Lake Placid Film Festival announced it will host a second online short-film series starting in February 2021.

“We know how hungry audiences are to see movies and gather with fellow film-lovers, and the response to our first-ever virtual film festival proved it,” said Gary Smith, chair of the Adirondack Film Society, the festival’s parent organization. “It was such a thrill to reach so many people from around the world. And instead of waiting until next fall, we’ve decided to do it again this winter.”

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Lake Placid Film Festival announces free online short-film series

A Kafkaesque trial. A newly single twentysomething trying to navigate the world of online dating. Three soldiers, weighing humanity against duty in wartime.

Viewers can watch these three short films, and five others, during the Lake Placid Film Festival’s upcoming “Featured Filmmakers Series.”

Every Wednesday from Sept. 2 through Oct. 21, the Festival will stream a short film online, followed by a live, moderated discussion with the film’s director. Each program is free, though pre-registration is required.

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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.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Saranac Lake Ice Palace Film Premiering At LP Film Fest

Ice Palace A Love LetterDuring the 2016 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, New York City Filmmaker Mark Burns went to Saranac Lake to capture the process from start to finish of what it takes to make the carnival happen. His film, Ice Palace, A Love Letter, is set to have its world premiere at the Lake Placid Film Festival on October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

The film offers a rarely seen, behind the scenes peek at how the Ice Palace is built, and captures the people working hard to keep the carnival tradition alive since 1897. » 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, October 10, 2018

Restored “Adirondack Holiday” Film Screening in Lake Placid

adirondack holidayFirst released in 1960, Adirondack Holiday showed Essex County as a four-season vacation paradise. Now, almost sixty years later, the half-hour short has been restored to all its original color splendor. Its premiere screening will take place during this year’s Lake Placid Film Festival, October 26th to 28th. » Continue Reading.



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