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Film Forum worth a visit

June 4, 2015
Editorial , Lake Placid News

The Adirondack Film Society continues to give movie lovers what they want - more movies - as the Lake Placid Film Forum once again offers a variety of films for Tri-Lakes residents and visitors to enjoy.

Since its inception in 2000, the Lake Placid Film Forum has been the Adirondack North Country's premier film event. It's one place in the region where filmgoers and movie buffs can count on seeing cutting edge independent films, first-rate documentaries, and the best of the best among studio movies while meeting filmmakers and industry pros in an up-close-and-personal setting.

The Adirondack Film Society doesn't just screen films: it curates, analyzes and seeks to help educate audience members about the films it presents. This year's edition of the film forum is a perfect example of that. Between Wednesday, June 3, and Sunday, June 7, moviegoers will be able to attend more than a dozen screenings.

The Lake Placid Film Forum kicked off Wednesday, June 3 with a screening of "Jaws," directed by Steven Spielberg, at Mid's Park.

Indoor venues include the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and the Palace Theatre. Admission to each screening is $10. For more information, visit the newly launched AFS website,

Thursday, June 4

7 p.m. "Mantrap," a silent film directed by Victor Fleming starring Clara Bow (1926), preceded by the comedy short "Dog Shy" starring Charlie Chase (1926), featuring live piano accompaniment by Ben Model. LPCA.

9:30 p.m. "Rosenwald," a documentary written and directed by Aviva Kempner (2015). LPCA.

Friday, June 5

7 p.m. "Effie Gray," a feature written by Emma Thompson, directed by Richard Laxton and starring Dakota Fanning (2014). Palace Theatre.

8 p.m. "Sleepless in Lake Placid," screenings and judging of a 24-hour undergraduate college student film competition, including People's Choice awards and a Q&A with student filmmakers and their advisors. LPCA.

Saturday, June 6

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion: "The Challenges of Making a Documentary," featuring Kathleen Carroll, artistic director of AFS, Kate Geis, director-producer-editor of "Paul Taylor: Creative Domain," and Susan Robbins, director-producer of "Lee's 88 Keys." Free Admission. LPCA.

2 p.m. "Archie's Betty," a documentary written and directed by Gerald Peary (2015). LPCA.

3 p.m. "Hippocrates," a feature directed by Thomas Lilti (2014), with English subtitles. Palace Theatre.

5 p.m. "Rubble Kings," a documentary written, directed and co-produced by Shan Richardson (2014). Featuring an introduction by Richardson and a Q&A following the screening. LPCA.

6:30 p.m. "Listen To Me Marlon" a documentary written, edited and directed by Stevan Riley (2015). Palace Theatre.

8:30 p.m. "Paul Taylor: Creative Domain," a documentary edited, directed and produced by Kate Geis. Featuring an introduction by Geis and a Q&A following the screening. LPCA.

Sunday, June 7

11 a.m. "Mommy," a feature directed by Xavier Dolan (2014), with English subtitles). LPCA.

1 p.m. Encore presentation of "Effie Gray" (2014). Palace Theatre.

2 p.m. "Felix And Meira," a feature directed by Maxime Giroux (2014), with English subtitles. Featuring an introduction by Giroux and a Q&A following the screening. LPCA.

4 p.m. Encore presentation of "Rosenwald" (2015). Palace Theatre.

5 p.m. "Lee's 88 Keys," a documentary directed and produced by Susan Robbins. Featuring an introduction by Robbins and a Q&A following the screening. LPCA.

7 p.m. Encore presentation of "Listen To Me Marlon" (2015). Palace Theatre.

8 p.m. Encore presentation of "Rubble Kings" (2014). LPCA.



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