Embracing Diversity — The Lake Placid Film Festival
October 26 - 28, 2018
New look, new time, same beautiful place
Over 30 films, seven screens, three venues, and one weekend in the mountains: welcome to the Lake Placid Film Festival.
Formerly known as the Lake Placid Film Forum, this year marks the 18th iteration of the event. Previous attendees will recall the festival was traditionally held in June; this year it’ll run Friday through Sunday, October 26-28. There will be four screens at the historic Palace Theater, two at High Peaks Resort, and one at Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Another first for the event is a theme, which is Embracing Diversity. Toward that end, organizers have selected numerous films that explore our differences, our struggles, and our strongest commonalities. With these varying themes of darkness and of bright light, film fans will find moments of laughter, introspection, and sentience.
Visit www.lakeplacidfilmfestival.org for more information and to purchase tickets. The 2018 Lake Placid Film Festival will include the following films:
- Free Solo: Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
- Birds of Passage: During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
- Making Montgomery Clift: Classic film star and queer icon Montgomery Clift's legacy has long been a story of tragedy and self-destruction. But when his nephew dives into the family archives, a much more complicated picture emerges.
- Prospect: A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote moon on the hunt for elusive riches. But there are others roving the moon's toxic forest and the job quickly devolves into a desperate fight to escape.
- Gurumbe Afro-Andalusian Memories: With the commercial exploitation of the American colonies, thousands of Africans are brought to Seville to be sold as slaves. Some are exported to the colonies and others stay in the city.
- Bisbee 17: An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.