Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters announces the kickoff of the paddling season with the annual film festival to benefit the Northern Forest Canoe Trail on Friday, April 27 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
"The 2012 festival is taking a different twist on the movies we will be showing," said Steve Doxzon of Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters. "The feature film will be a film by local paddler Mike Lynch."
Lynch is the outdoors and sports writer for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News. Last year, he completed a paddle of the 740-mile NFCT from Old Forge to Fort Kent, Maine and documented his trip. He has put together a 35-minute movie called "Through Paddle" about his trip for this year's festival. It includes interviews with people along the way and footage of a variety of wildlife, including moose, otters and bald eagles.
In addition, the NFCT has hooked up with Rapid Media's Reel Paddling Film Festival, which showcases the world's best paddling films to audiences in Canada, United States and around the world, to supply this year's films.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and screenings begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and student tickets are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the LPCA box office (518-523-2512).