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September Film

We are happy to announce the September film to be screened at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts September 12-13!


The Sweet Hereafter

(1997) Director: Atom Egoyan  Writers: Russell Banks (novel) Atom Egoyan (screenplay)  Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley          112 min Rated R

Atom Egoyan’s adaptation of Russell Bank’s novel of a tragic school bus accident won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. The film was ranked by the Toronto International Film Festival as “One of the Top Ten Canadian Films of All Time.” At a screening later in Lake Placid, NY, the film inspired the founders of the Lake Placid Film Forum. Starring Sarah Polley, Ian Holm, Bruce Greenwood and an all-star supporting cast, The Sweet Hereafter charts an unforgettable course as the people of a small town in British Columbia come to grips with the terrible loss of lives, and deal with the skeletons emerging from the closets of the survivors. – T J Brearton

Russell Banks (In person)

russell_banks_27047tThe Sweet Hereafter opening night will be introduced by Russell Banks. Banks is the internationally acclaimed author of eighteen works of fiction, including the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, The Book of Jamaica and Lost Memory of Skin, as well as six short story collections.  Two of his novels, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, have been adapted into award-winning films.  Banks has been a PEN/Faulkner Finalist (Affliction, Cloudsplitter, Lost Memory of Skin) and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist (Continental Drift, Cloudsplitter).  His work has received numerous other awards and has been widely translated and anthologized.  Banks is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was New York State Author (2004-2008) and was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame in 2014.  He lives in Miami, Florida and in upstate New York with his wife, the poet Chase Twichell.



Fri 9/12

6:30 pm                Russell Banks In Person Introduction

7:00 pm                The Sweet Hereafter

9:30 pm                The Sweet Hereafter

Sat 9/13

6:30 pm                Kathleen Carroll Introduction

7:00 pm                The Sweet Hereafter

9:30 pm                The Sweet Hereafter


For tickets and more information contact the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (518) 523-2512