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LPCA to show a surreal opera and skiing documentary

November 17, 2017
By GRIFFIN KELLY - Staff Writer (gkelly@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Lake Placid News

LAKE?PLACID?- The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will screen both an opera and a documentary Saturday, Nov. 18.

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"The Exterminating Angel"

"The Exterminating Angel" is based off the 1962 surreal film of the same name by Spanish director Luis Bunuel.

The movie and opera tell the story of a group of aristocrats attending a fancy dinner party but when it comes time for them to leave; they just can't seem to go home for some unexplainable reason. The guests slowly begin to lose their civility and devolve into much more hostile beings as fighting, stealing and slaughtering ensue.

In an interview with The Metropolitan Opera, the show's composer, Thomas Ades, said, "I think that the film has a highly tune sense of the obscured."

He went on further to say the film in one part fairytale and one part horror, which he thinks is good for a composer to work with.

"This subject I think has led to music which is appropriate for the different characters of the piece," Ades said.

"The Exterminating Angel," a Met Opera Live in HD presentation will be shown at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for students. LPCA members get $2 off their purchase.

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"Line of Decent"

Warren Miller is a highly established director in the world of winter sport documentaries. Though he stopped filming personally in 2004, his media company, Warren Miller Entertainment, continues to make films highlighting the world of skiing and snowboarding.

"Line of Decent," presented by Volkswagen, marks Warren Miller Entertainment's 68th full-length feature film.

In regards to this new film, the Warren Miller Entertainment's website says, "Skier roots grow deep in high mountain soil. "Line of Decent" celebrates just that, the lineage of legendary athletes through a multi-generational cast of skiing's icons and fresh faces."

"Line of Decent," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the LPCA door.

 
 

 

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