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Filmmaker Christopher Phelps on His Film, Hanging from Infinity, Premiering in Glens Falls

Christopher Phelps on Hanging from Infinity
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Christopher Phelps on His Film Hanging from Infinity By Monica Sirignano Baggage–love it or hate it, we’ve all got it. In Glens Falls’ native’s Christopher Phelps‘ newest film, Hanging from Infinity, the lead character (dubbed The Hanging Man) embarks on a journey to overcome his baggage from a past relationship. Sound like a familiar tale? [...]

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Mean Streets: The Toughness Behind The Place Beyond The Pines

Ryan Gosling on the set of The Place Beyond The Pines
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Behind the Scenes of The Place Beyond The Pines A Look at the Upcoming Film, The Place Beyond the Pines, with Ryan Gosling, Filmed on Location in Schenectady On a crowded New York City street, two men are in a fight. The scuffle is caught on video by a couple of young women who are, [...]

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Highlights from the 2011 Lake Placid Film Forum: Whit Stillman and Nancy Savoca

Nancy Savoca and Whit Stillman at the Lake Placid Film Forum. Photos Dave Bower
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2011 Lake Placid Film Forum: Video Coverage of this Year’s Special Guests Q&As, Independent Filmmakers Whit Stillman and Nancy Savoca Hosting an eclectic mix of guests, this year’s Lake Placid Film Forum featured appearances by two important figures from the world of independent cinema: Whit Stillman and Nancy Savoca. Both New York based filmmakers were [...]

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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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An Interview with Indie Filmmaker Nancy Savoca, Special Guest at this Year’s Lake Placid Film Forum

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An Interview with Filmmaker Nancy Savoca: Special Guest at the Lake Placid Film Forum By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower A highly respected independent filmmaker, Nancy Savoca spent the early part of her career learning the filmmaking ropes from such greats as John Sayles and Jonathan Demme. Her first feature film, True Love (1989), which [...]

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An Interview with Kathleen Carroll, Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum & Former NY Daily News Film Critic

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Kathleen Carroll Talks about the Lake Placid Film Forum By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower Kathleen Carroll spent almost three decades working as a NY Daily News film critic. Among her many credits, including interviews with some of film’s biggest stars, such as Clint Eastwood, Federico Fellini, Natalie Wood, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and Robert [...]

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Fred G. Sullivan: An Adirondack Filmmaking Visionary

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An Interview with Katie Sullivan, daughter of Saranac Lake-based Filmmaker Fred G. Sullivan By T J Brearton Some call it “the bug.” There’s something that gets inside you and compels you to tell visual stories. To make films. There are all kinds of filmmakers. Is it possible that Sofia Coppola may never have gotten into [...]

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TJ Brearton Talks Shop: The Lake Placid Film Forum

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The Lake Placid Film Forum: An Interview with TJ Brearton By Lisa M. Boucher This year marks the eleventh annual Lake Placid Film Forum (not counting the 2005 hiatus). The Film Forum’s origins date back to 1999 when author Russell Banks hosted a screening of Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter (based on Banks’ novel) at [...]

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A Q&A with Leigh Whannell and James Wan, Creators of Saw and Insidious

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A Q&A With Leigh Whannell and James Wan, Creators of Saw and Insidious These apparent goofballs are Leigh Whannell and James Wan, the evil masterminds behind the Saw franchise. Yes, the gentlemen who kept you up nights, wondering how far you would go in the face of imminent death and pain, or seriously thinking about [...]

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Lora Lee and Tom Ecobelli, Producers/Writers of Chickadee, Talk about Their New Feature Film Being Shot in the Capital Region

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By Jenn Waterman Chickadee tells the story of a real-life woman, Laurina, and the experiences of early American immigrants. With an award-winning director and cast on board, including Chris Cooper (Matewan), Julie Kavner (“The Simpsons”) and Ellen Burstyn (The Exorcist), a score by legendary composer David Amram, and a script written by two of Laurina’s [...]

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