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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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News from the Lake Placid Film Forum: Special Guest Whit Stillman, Plus Films Announced

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Whit Stillman at the Lake Placid Film Forum, Plus Initial Films & Programming Announced! The Lake Placid Film Forum will take place June 16-19 at both the Palace Theater and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The opening night film will be 110%, director Cara Perlman‘s unusually intimate documentary which tags along with the members [...]

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