Coffee and Conversation at the Lake Placid Film Forum

New Program Element!
“Coffee & Conversation” with Ira Deutchman….
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A discussion of arthouse convergence and how North Country Theaters can continue to play a vital part of the shared experience in the digital age.  We encourage everyone to attend and welcome your input – What would YOU like to get out of your local theatre?
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Ira Deutchman has been making, marketing and distributing films since 1975, having worked on over 150 films including some of the most successful independent films of all time. He was one of the founders of Cinecom and later created Fine Line Features—two companies that were created from scratch and in their respective times, helped define the independent film business.
Currently Deutchman is Managing Partner of Emerging Pictures, a New York-based digital exhibition company. He is also a Professor of Professional Practice in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, where he is the head of the Producing Program.
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Ira will speak at the Lake Placid Film Forum at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15th as a part of our “Coffee & Conversation” informal discussion.  The talk will focus on techniques which can be used by theaters to introduce new revenue streams, diversify their product, and remain relevant and exciting in a medium dominated by Hollywood and diffused by widespread digital media.
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LPFF-SharedExperiencePromo3What is The Shared Experience?  At this year’s Lake Placid Film Forum, we’re peering into the future, as well as remembering our past.  NPR’s Brian Mann recently had this to say about the situation we find ourselves in:
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“Maybe it’s old fashioned in this age of smart phones and Ipads, but I worry about that lost moment of shared imagination, of shared story.  These days, we’re all mostly in our own little caves, looking at our own flickering images.I think the effort to save these movie theaters — the passion shown by activists who want these cinemas to survive — reflects a yearning for that experience.”
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