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Adirondack Film collaborates and cross-promotes with numerous arts and cultural organizations and venues to bring quality and diverse film programming to Essex County and the Adirondacks.

Event Overview

Mark your calendars for the See Something that Means Something film series. 

  • Thursday, February 24: Drive My Car 
  • Thursday, March 31: Ascension
  • Thursday, Apr 28: Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk
  • Thursday, May 26: Hive
  • Saturday June 18: Searching for Timbuctoo
  • Thursday, June 23: Don Bass
  • Thursday, June 30: Asbury Shorts

You’ll enjoy a unique blend of films bringing our community of film lovers together to experience something that moves you… something that gets you thinking and sharing. The See Something that Means Something includes an encore presentation of the 2022 Academy Award nominated film “Hive”, screened during the 2021 Lake Placid Festival and Academy Award buzz “Drive My Car.”

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Film Guest

Jun 18

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18

Searching for Timbuctoo

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

 (check on the map)

Reception sponsored by:

Adirondack Film, LPCA, and John Brown Lives!

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8:30 pm

Film

Apr 28

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28

Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

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Feb 24

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24

Drive My Car

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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May 26

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Hive

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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May 12

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12

POSTPONED: The 41st Asbury Short Film Concert

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

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Mar 31

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Ascension

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Feb 10

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10

La Liste: Everything or Nothing

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors: Barkeater Trails Alliance & Adirondack Sports Council, organizing committee for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

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Film Guest

Jun 18

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Searching for Timbuctoo

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

Adirondack Film, LPCA, and John Brown Lives!

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Apr 28

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Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Feb 24

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Drive My Car

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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May 26

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Hive

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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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May 12

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12

POSTPONED: The 41st Asbury Short Film Concert

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

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Film

Mar 31

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Ascension

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Feb 10

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10

La Liste: Everything or Nothing

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

 (check on the map)

Reception sponsored by:

Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors: Barkeater Trails Alliance & Adirondack Sports Council, organizing committee for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

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8:30 pm

Film Guest

Jun 18

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18

Searching for Timbuctoo

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

Adirondack Film, LPCA, and John Brown Lives!

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8:30 pm

Film

Apr 28

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Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

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Feb 24

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Drive My Car

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Reception sponsored by:

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May 26

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Hive

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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May 12

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12

POSTPONED: The 41st Asbury Short Film Concert

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

 (check on the map)

Reception sponsored by:

From

7:00 pm

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8:30 pm

Film

Mar 31

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Ascension

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

 (check on the map)

Reception sponsored by:

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Film

Feb 10

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10

La Liste: Everything or Nothing

Location:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

 (check on the map)

Reception sponsored by:

Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors: Barkeater Trails Alliance & Adirondack Sports Council, organizing committee for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

Thursday

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10

FEB

Thursday

Thursday

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Film Guest

Film

Film

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Other events

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seminar

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Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Director:

Eric Crosland

Encore:

Event overview:

Adirondack Film is privileged to screen La Liste before it’s global release on 2/13/2022! Big mountain skiers, and close friends, Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten, find beauty and display grace in the dangerous world of free-skiing. Follow them as they set off around the world to find the most awe-dropping, high-altitude peaks and mountain ranges that exceed 6000 metres, and do what they do best: ski.

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Sponsored by:

Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors: Barkeater Trails Alliance & Adirondack Sports Council, organizing committee for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

Special thanks to our Co-Sponsors: Barkeater Trails Alliance & Adirondack Sports Council, organizing committee for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

Thursday

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Thursday

Thursday

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Reception

Film

Film Guest

Film

Film

Film

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Film

seminar

Film

Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Director:

Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Encore:

Event overview:

Academy Award buzz over Drive My Car after winning stellar reviews and top prizes from several festivals and critics. It’s a long film, but worth your time.

Check the Variety article here.

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Thursday

Mar

31

MAR

Thursday

Thursday

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Reception

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Film Guest

Film

Film

Film

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seminar

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Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Director:

Jessica Kingdon

Encore:

Event overview:

Factory workers diligently parse fabrics and prepare plastic products—like water bottles and binoculars—in clusters and in an assembly line. Men weld metal cylinders with precision, and a networking conference devotes its attention to training a predominantly female audience how to excel in business etiquette. 

These and many other absorbing vignettes are what make up the central focus of Jessica Kingdon’s Ascension: an exploration of contemporary China’s identity as it relates to its vision of consumerism, innovation, and social standing.

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Thursday

Apr

28

APR

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Thursday

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Film Guest

Film

Film

Film

Other events

Film

seminar

Film

Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

(get directions)

Director:

Paul Frederick

Encore:

Sunday, Oct 24, 2:30PM in Palace Theatre

Event overview:

Director Paul Frederick, Producers Julie Canepa and Bruce Carlin will be on hand for a Q&A after the show. Return to Auschwitz: The Survival of Vladimir Munk is the moving story of retired SUNY professor and Czech Holocaust survivor Vladimir Munk. The film follows Vladimir, now 95, as he returns to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp, the camp where he was held prisoner during World War II. This will be his last chance to honor thirty of his close relatives, including his parents, who perished there. The journey from his home in the United States will be filled with painful memories and unknown challenges but it is a journey he knows he must take.

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Thursday

May

12

MAY

Thursday

Thursday

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Film Guest

Film

Film

Film

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Film

seminar

Film

Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Director:

Doug LeClaire

Encore:

Event overview:

Asbury Shorts USA is New York City's longest running short film exhibition & touring show. Since 1980 their short film "Concerts" have been presented at venues across the US, Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The mission is to screen world renowned, festival award winning short films - from all years - in cinemas, art museums, performing arts centers & cool outdoor locations..on real cinema screens...as opposed to You Tube, smart phones or computers. The program features a fast paced and highly entertaining line up of the best in short film Comedy, Drama and Animation. The two hour showcase includes Oscar Nominees, US film festival 'Best of Show' winners and international honorees from the past & present. Recommended for ages 16 and way way above. Director Doug LeClaire and guest host Sarah LaDuke will be featured at the event.

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Thursday

May

26

MAY

Thursday

Thursday

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Reception

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Film Guest

Film

Film

Film

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Film

seminar

Film

Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

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Director:

Blerta Basholli

Encore:

Event overview:

A Sundance triple winner and on the way to Oscar nominations, read the glowing reviews of this beautiful film: Sundance Winner 'Hive' is Kosovo's International Oscar Submission - Variety

Director Blerta Basholli tells the story about Fahrije, whose husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. She sets up her own small business to provide for her kids, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she faces a crucial decision.

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Saturday

Jun

18

JUN

Saturday

Saturday

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8:30 pm

Reception

Film Guest

Film Guest

Film Guest

Film

Film Guest

Other events

Film Guest

seminar

Film Guest

Where:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

(get directions)

Director:

Paul Miller

Encore:

Event overview:

In honor of Juneteenth, Adirondack Film in collaboration with LPCA and John Brown Lives! Is proud to present a powerful documentary about events in our own, Lake Placid backyard. SEARCHING FOR TIMBUCTOO tells the little-known story of a Black settlement, established in the wilds of upstate New York, that brought together a group of ardent abolitionists willing to risk their fortunes, their families, and their futures to destroy slavery. Little did they know that by coming together, they would help tear the nation apart. Directly following the screening, Director Paul Miller will lead a Q&A session.

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Sponsored by:

Adirondack Film, LPCA, and John Brown Lives!

Adirondack Film, LPCA, and John Brown Lives!

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Award winners in Shorts were:

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Meet the moderators

Each week, filmmakers will be interviewed by moderators who have previously presented at the Festival. Moderators include university-level film professors, producers, directors and an on-air guest host of Turner Classic Movies.

They’ll discuss how the filmmakers have worked and found opportunities during the pandemic; other projects of the filmmakers, either in production or under consideration; and memorable moments from the making of the selected films.

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A huge thanks to all our Sponsors and Partners

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An Evening with Raoul Peck and Jeffrey Brown

Honoring esteemed Director, Screenwriter and Producer Raoul Peck, Director of acclaimed film “I am not your Negro”, "Lumumba" and newly released HBO series, “Exterminate all the Brutes”, voted best docuseries by the AAFCA, among TV honors.

Born in Haiti, raised in the Congo, U.S., France and Germany, Peck earned an economic-engineering master’s degree at the University of Berlin and then studied film at the Academy of Cinema and Television in Berlin. He served as Haiti’s Minister of Culture from 1996 to 1997.

Raoul Peck is one of the most significant and prolific filmmakers of our time, richly rewarded for his historical, political and artistic work.

Jeffrey Brown is celebrated Senior Arts and Entertainment Correspondent for the “PBS Newshour”.

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