fall film series

SMALL FARMS RISE, A HORSE WHISPERER changes the way we understand animals, and SILENT FILMS remind us where we’ve been. While many things change, some things last forever.

The world of movies is changing. Filmmaking has been democratized through technology and new films are emerging at an incredible rate. These new films are able to tap into the exciting social, economic, and environmental changes which surround us.

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In “Small Farm Rising,” we’re shown how, right now, in our back yards, a new generation of farmers are redefining agriculture in America by going back to the land to create pesticide free, sustainable gardens.

With “Buck,” we learn an equine language; we come to know a horse on its own terms, and witness the healing powers of horsemanship.  And we come to know one man’s heart-rending journey out of suffering and into redemption.

The Lake Placid Film Forum is embarking on its own journey towards year-round programming, bringing you the rich, poignant films which carry us towards the new horizons of the industry, and the future of the world around us.

Let’s begin.

SMALL FARM RISING
OCT 1ST
WORLD PREMIERE

SMALL FARM RISING  (2011)
World Premiere October 1st
4PM Golden Arrow Resort

IN PERSON:  Director Ben Stechschulte

Co-Presented with Mountain Lake PBS

Small, modern, sustainable and rooted in the community, local farms are in the forefront of a movement growing across the nation.
In this 50 Minute documentary from Adirondack filmmaker Ben Stechschulte, a family owned and operated farm produces award-winning goat milk cheeses; a horse-powered farm provides members with a full diet year-round; and two youthful entrepreneurs run an organic vegetable farm.

The event starts at 4pm for cocktails, the screening begins at 5pm.  While there is no cost to attend this event,  please RSVP using the link provided below.  Thank you!

http://mountainlake.org/farm.html

WATCH A TRAILER OF SMALL FARM RISING

BUCK
OCT 7TH-13TH
ADIRONDACK EXCLUSIVE

BUCK  (2011)
October 7th-13th

Palace Theatre
“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.” So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.

A real-life “horse-whisperer” Buck Brannaman eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect.

Tickets will be available at the Palace Theatre box office.  Advanced tickets and a list of screen times will be live within two weeks!

OFFICIAL IFC “BUCK” WEBSITE AND TRAILER

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THIEF OF BAGDAD
OCT 26TH
SILENT CLASSIC

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924)

October 26th

Palace Theatre

With LIVE ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT by Jeff Barker on the 1926 Robert Morton Theatre Organ

A thief falls in love with the Caliph of Bagdad’s daughter. The Caliph will give her hand to the suitor that brings back the rarest treasure after seven moons. The thief sets off on a magical journey while, unbeknownst to him, another suitor, the Prince of the Mongols, is not playing by the rules… (Erik Gregersen)

Tickets $7.  On sale at the Palace Theatre box office on the show night.

Renew Your Membership to the Adirondack Film Society / Lake Placid Film Forum today and benefit from a variety of upcoming Member Privileges!

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