LPFF 2012 Screenings & Events

Program | June 13 – 16, 2012.

Films.  Guests.  Students.  Bunnies.  (Okay, maybe not bunnies.)

Do Movie Theaters Have a Future?

This year the Lake Placid Film Forum asks the question:  What happens to small town theaters when faced with the prospect of digital conversion?  A panel discussion on Saturday, June 16th, 1 p.m. at the Palace Theatre will examine alternatives to digital conversion, and consider how to keep a historic landmark like the Palace Theatrethriving in the changing world of exhibition.  Where will you be watching your favorite films in the near future?  As the box office erodes, new media has erupted, changing the way we view movies.  Is it right?  Is it fair?  How will it continue to shape our culture?  Come be a part of the discussion – it’s free, and open to your voice.View More

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“Girl Walk //All Day” – Wed. June 13, 9 PM. “Man With a Movie Camera” – June 14, 7 PM.
Outdoor Screening, Silent Film, Documentary
We kick off the week’s events with a free screening at the Bandshell Park of “Girl Walk // All Day,” a sensational feature length music video which tells a tale of urban exploration and follows three dancers across New York City.   Thursday we turn to the classic silent film “Man With a Movie Camera” by Dziga Vertov, with live organ accompaniment on the 1926 Robert Morton Theatre Organ.  Immediately following this classic Russian film, we look into the lives of teenage boys and their fathers who embark on a wilderness retreat in Tending Fires.  The documentary by Peter Ferland depicts a rite of passage: to keep a fire alive in the Catskill Mountains for 24 hours…a prospect not unlike our own student filmmaking competition.

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SiLP Showcase – Friday June 15, 8 PM. Panel Discussion – Saturday June 16, 1 PM.
*Sleepless in Lake Placid and Panel Discussion
Sit back, relax, and witness the efforts of five college teams competing for the best short film made in a 24 hour period.  The films will be judged by a jury of industry movers and shakers for the Robin Pell Award, and Best Actor and Actress.  Your vote will consider the coveted Audience Choice Award.  Then, on Saturday, join us at the Palace Theatre for an examination of how movie watching is changing, and how digital conversion will affect theaters just like the Palace, economies and cultures of towns like Lake Placid, and you, the film lover.
North Country Shorts – Sat. June 16, 4 PM. Feature Films – June 14 – June 16.
*North Country Shorts and Feature Films
For the fourth year, short filmmakers have submitted us their work, which we have put together in a showcase called North Country Shorts.  The showcase, on Saturday, June 16th, presents short films shot in the Adirondack region, or produced by filmmakers who have spent time here.  Finally, throughout the event we will be showing some spectacular feature films, curated by Kathleen Carroll, among them Waiting for  Sugar Man and Chicken with Plums.  Sounds delicious.

Some times and venues are still being decided, and films may be added.  For our final schedule, please visit our weblog, lpfilmforum.com.  The final schedule will be posted May 15th.

CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION!  FIND OUT HOW FILMMAKERS ARE FOLLOWING A NEW SCRIPT FOR SUCCESS…

518-523-3456 | http://lpfilmforum.com Lake Placid Film Forum
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