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2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: Reviews of Mel Brooks and North Country Shorts

Mel Brooks directing Silent Movie in 1976.
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Documentaries and Local Filmmakers at the LPFF Mel Brooks and North Country Shorts, Reviews Writer’s note: So sorry this was not posted earlier! Having been officiating at a figure skating competition and as secretary of the Skating Club of Lake Placid, I have had to delay this review until now. The Lake Placid Film Forum [...]

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2013 Lake Placid Film Forum: Reviews of Fairhaven and Syrup

Amber Heard in Syrup (Aram Rappaport, 2013)
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Reviews of Fairhaven and Syrup at the 2013 LPFF Two Independent Films from this Year’s Festival While I enjoy reporting on figure skating events (obviously), I’m also a huge fan of film, and one of my favorite events of the year is the Lake Placid Film Forum, where it’s incredibly satisfying to be able to [...]

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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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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation at the 2011 LPFF, Review

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb, 1982-1989)
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Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, Movie Review, at the 2011 LPFF In 1981, the first Indiana Jones movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, was released in theatres, where it captivated audiences and became one of the biggest box office hits of all time. Among these viewers were two young boys: Chris Strompolos and [...]

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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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“Rise” Rises to the Top at the Lake Placid Film Forum

Rise Film Review
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Rise: Movie/Film Review February 15th, 1961.  A plane carrying 73 figure skating officials, parents, coaches and athletes crashed en route to the World Championships in Prague. Now, 50 years later, US Figure Skating commissioned a movie to commemorate the tragedy and educate a new generation. Rise features past and present skating stars to provide extra [...]

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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

Nancy Savoca
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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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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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