Jun 18, 2007 — The Lake Placid Film Forum returned over the weekend. The event drew student film-makers and cinema-buffs from northern New York and Vermont. The biggest draw was independent-film icon Steve Buscemi. Buscemi has starred in films as varied as "Reservoir Dogs," "Armageddon," and "Charlotte's Web." Buscemi spoke Friday evening with Brian Mann after a screening of his new film "The Interview" at Lake Placid's Palace Theater. Go to full article
Jun 15, 2007 — The Lake Placid Film Forum opened last night at the Palace Theater, with a showing of Buster Keaton's classic silent film The Cameraman. Renowned cinema organist Jeffrey Barker, a Film Forum favorite, performed. Here's a taste of last night's musical accompaniment for the film. The Film Forum continues this evening with an exclusive screening of Steve Buscemi's new film The Interview. After the movie, Brian Mann will interview Buscemi on stage at the Palace. Buschemi has starred in classic films like Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Charlotte's Web. He also appeared regularly on The Sopranos. Tonight's event begins at 6:30 pm at Lake Placid's Palace Theater. 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
Apr 20, 2006 — The Lake Placid Film Forum will return this summer after a year off. The gathering will be much smaller, but organizers say they hope to revive the cultural event as an annual event in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jun 10, 2002 — The third annual Lake Placid Film Forum closed Sunday evening. The festival's top award went to a Canadian film called Fast Runner, an epic about an Inuit family in the arctic. The top documentary prize went to Photos to Send, a look at the work of photographer Dorothea Lange. Winning the Festival's special Honorable Mention category was a movie that's not quite a movie. September 11: Response is described by its creators as a visual archive of what New Yorkers experienced on that day. Brian Mann's story about the work includes strong and graphic language. Go to full article