Lake Placid, NY, Feb 04, 2010 — Lake Placid's Olympic heritage goes deep -- back to 1932, and through the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 games, to this month's games in Vancouver, Canada. The story of how Lake Placid developed as a winter sports resort and hosted two Olympic Winter Games is told in the documentary Small Town, Big Dreams. The film is being shown nationwide on public television this month as part of the 30th anniversary of the winter games in Lake Placid. It includes rare film footage and audio recordings from museums and private collections. Todd Moe talks with Adirondack-area filmmaker Scott Carroll about some of the people behind the '32 and '80 Winter Olympics, and whether the region could host the winter games again. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2007 — The Lake Placid Film Forum isn't the biggest festival in the country, but it may be the most tenacious. After several years of growth and success attracting big-name stars like Martin Scorcese, the forum fell into debt and collapsed. But next week, the Forum returns with a smaller line-up and a more focused mission. Brian Mann has this preview. Go to full article
Matthew Modine in Film Forum feature "Kettle of Fish"
Jun 14, 2006 — The Lake Placid Film Forum has announced that at least one name-brand movie star will attend this year's pared-down gathering. Matthew Modine, who starred in the Stanley Kubrick film "Full Metal Jacket," will introduce his new film -- a comedy called "Kettle of Fish." After a one year-hiatus, the forum returns June 23rd and 24th. Brian Mann sat down recently to talk with artistic director Kathleen Carroll, who was film critic at the New York Daily News for thirty years. Go to full article
Feb 06, 2006 — The view outside Jim Carroll's living room window in Tupper Lake changed overnight. Carroll helps the state tourism office keep track of fall foliage in the northern Adirondacks. He joins us from time to time during the 8 O'Clock Hour for a chat about the weather. After what has been a relatively snowless winter, Carroll told Todd Moe he's glad to see more snow. Go to full article