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Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera at the Lake Placid Film Forum, Review

Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
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Highlights from this Year’s Lake Placid Film Forum Vertov’s Classic Film Creates a New Cinematic Language Man with a Movie Camera is a movie experience unlike any other. And in the Palace Theatre, with a live musical score provided by Jeff Barker on the theatre’s famous pipe organ, it was even more extraordinary. Before the [...]

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The 2012 Lake Placid Film Forum: A Preview of This Year’s Events

Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
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Independent Films Return to Lake Placid The Lake Placid Film Forum: A Preview of This Year’s Films Attention all movie buffs: The 12th Annual Lake Placid Film Forum will get underway on Wednesday, June 13th and will run through Saturday, June 16th. Once again, the festival will feature screenings of films from regional, national and International filmmakers, special [...]

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April in Paris Film Festival at Trinity College’s Cinestudio (CT Blog)

La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
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A Week-long Festival of French Cinema Starts April 15th April in Paris Film Festival at Trinity College One of the things I love most about my old school, Trinity College, is Cinestudio, its on-campus movie theater (which I previously wrote a little bit about here). In addition to being a really cool, old-fashioned theater, it [...]

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A Preview of The 8th Annual Africana Film Series at ACPHS

Long Night’s Journey into Day: South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation
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A Preview of The 8th Annual Africana Film Series Four Films Cover a Wide Range of African Culture and History In celebration of Black History Month, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPH) marks the return of their annual Africana Film Series, with screenings of four films that focus on different elements of [...]

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Three Days of Film: The Ballston Spa Film Festival

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Ballston Spa Film Festival 2011 Close to 50 short films (and one feature length) will be screened at this year’s Ballston Spa Film Festival, which takes place over the course of three days (August 4-6, 2011) in Ballston Spa’s Wiswall Park. Known for their diverse international lineup, this year’s Ballston Spa Film Festival encompasses films [...]

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Barry Snyder on the LPFF’s Sleepless in Lake Placid 24-hour Student Film Competition

Sleepless in Lake Placid. Courtesy Lake Placid Film Forum
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Interview with Barry Snyder, Coordinator of the Sleepless in Lake Placid Student Competition at the Lake Placid Film Forum By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower For the past five years, the Lake Placid Film Forum has featured a competition, Sleepless in Lake Placid, in which teams of film students from area colleges make a short [...]

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The Lake Placid Film Forum: A Preview of This Year’s Films

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb, 1982-1989)
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The Lake Placid Film Forum: A Preview of This Year’s Films For all you movie buffs, it’s time to gear up for the 11th Annual Lake Placid Film Forum. Running from Thursday, June 16th through Sunday, June 19th, the festival will feature screenings of ten great films from regional and national filmmakers, special guests and events [...]

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Black Maria Film and Video Festival in Glens Falls: Celebrating 30 Years of Inventive Independent Short Films

Black Maria Film Festival
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Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls An international juried competition and national award tour at more than 65 institutions annually, the Black Maria Film and Video Festival has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward cutting-edge works from independent film and videomakers since 1981. The festival is known [...]

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LUNAFEST Returns to the Capital Region: The National Film Festival by, for and about Women

The Translator, LUNAFEST, Siena College
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LUNAFEST, the National Film Festival by, for and about Women at Siena College On Thursday, May 5, LUNAFEST returns to the Capital Region (it also came to Troy this past January). The national film festival “by, for, and about women” will have its screening at Siena College. Ten LUNAFEST 2010-2011 films will be shown, beginning [...]

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UAlbany’s Henry James Film Festival Features Special Guest, Director Peter Bogdanovich

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Director Peter Bogdanovich to Open Henry James Film Festival at The Linda The mention of film adaptations of books and many of us think of Jane Austen, whose mix of high drama and high philosophy seem almost to be book adaptations of films. On the other end, many now think immediately of Stephanie Meyer and [...]

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