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Filming the Frozen River

Filming for the short movie Frozen River wraps up tonight and tomorrow along the St. Lawrence River on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. Written and directed by an award-winning New York City based filmmaker, Frozen River is about two women who are driven by poverty to smuggle aliens across the U.S.-Canada border in the dark of night. The subject matter has raised some eyebrows on the reservation. David Sommerstein visited the set and has this report.  Go to full article

Frozen River to be Filmed at Akwesasne

The frozen St. Lawrence River by the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation will become the set for an award-winning director's latest film next week. Courtney Hunt will shoot scenes for a short film called Frozen River, a shorter version of a feature-length movie she wrote called Mohawk Bingo. It's about two women, one native, one white, who smuggle Pakistani illegal aliens across the border.  Go to full article

Miracle Previews In Lake Placid

The film Miracle opens today in the North Country. The movie is Disney's potrayal of the legendary 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid. There was a gala screening of the film last night, attended by Gov. Pataki and by members of the US team that made history by beating the Soviets. As Brian Mann reports, the movie catches a moment when Lake Placid's history was world history.  Go to full article

Art Without Borders: Carmen D'Avino

Today we begin a series on art in the North Country with an artist profile. Carmen D'Avino began his career as a painter in the 1930s. He's been a World War II military filmmaker, a sculptor, and an avant-guarde animator in New York City. He was even nominated for an Academy Award. For the past 15 years he's lived in an old farmhouse in the St. Lawrence County town of Hammond. David Sommerstein stopped by for a visit and found a portrait of the creative process in action.  Go to full article

The Year That Trembled Debuts in Plattsburgh

Vermont independent director Jay Craven's new film, The Year That Trembled, will be shown Saturday night (7 pm) in Plattsburgh. Todd Moe talks with the grassroots filmmaker about his latest project that focuses on war and protest.  Go to full article

Filmmakers, Stars and Movie Buffs Gather in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Film Forum kicks off this afternoon, with five days of movies, panel discussions and workshops. The event is an intimate setting that offers locals a chance to see rare art films and to meet with some of the industry's most creative men and women ? directors, actors, writers. Todd Moe talks with Kathleen Carroll, Artistic Director of the Lake Placid Film Forum.  Go to full article

PBS Series Profiles Adirondack Communities

Two Plattsburgh-area veterans of public television have filmed an eight-part series called Hidden Adirondacks, which premiered on more than 100 PBS stations nationwide recently. Jody Tosti talks with executive producer John Campbell about the series.  Go to full article
Elaine Kuracina, Potsdam, and Ethan Allan Morse, West Potsdam
Elaine Kuracina, Potsdam, and Ethan Allan Morse, West Potsdam

Seeing Stars: Life as a Movie Extra

Todd Moe gets the buzz from two North Country residents, Elaine Kuracina and Ethan Allan Morse, who've appeared as "extras" in recent movies.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Hosts North Country's First LGBT Film Festival

The North Country's first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender film festival opens Friday night at St. Lawrence University in Canton. "Out at the Movies" was organized by a consortium of local LGBT groups and friends. The films cover a broad range of issues that include the needs of youth, raising children, transgender issues, LGBT activism and the politics of AIDS. Todd Moe talks with two organizers of the film festival: Travis Babcock, a student at St. Lawrence and member of SLU PRIDES, and Kate Babbitt, president of PRISM, a regional support and social group.  Go to full article
Viggo Mortensen, St. Lawrence University Class of '80, in his role as Aragorn.
Viggo Mortensen, St. Lawrence University Class of '80, in his role as Aragorn.

Viggomania at St. Lawrence University

Fans of The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen descended on St. Lawrence University yesterday. Long lines snaked down the hall to get free tickets for Mortensen's appearances February 28th and March 1st. The most eager fans had been waiting since 4 in the morning.  Go to full article

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