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Jul 11, 2007 — Vermont: The land of beer and d'ohnuts? The Green Mountain State has a new distinction: Winner of the nationwide contest to host the premier of The Simpsons Movie. For those unfamiliar with the long-running, animated TV show, it's set in the town of Springfield, but the state is never named. And because almost all 50 states have a Springfield, it could be anywhere. The movie's producers asked all Springfields to enter a contest determining where the premier would be held. Fourteen towns entered with video submissions highlighting their similarities to the cartoon town and Springfield, Vermont beat out several larger cities. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and the rest of the Simpsons menagerie will hit the silver screen Saturday, July 21, and open nationally July 27. Jonathan Brown asked town manager Bob Forguites how townsfolk got out the vote. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Feb 27, 2007 — NCPR is media sponsor for the 5th Annual "Out at the Movies" Film Festival taking place in Canton and Potsdam from tonight through Monday, March 5th. The films include documentaries, dramas and comedies that explore issues in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Todd Moe talks with one of the film festival's organizers, Claude Bartholomew, a senior at St. Lawrence University. Go to full article
Mar 02, 2006 — Movies will be feted on their home turf this weekend. Oscars will be handed out, thanks said, as the Academy Awards ceremony entertains industry insiders, and the big television audience. But a good movie will make its mark far from Hollywood, as one did for commentator Mike Owen. Go to full article
Jan 27, 2004 — A new movie about the 1980 Olympic hockey tournament in Lake Placid wasn't filmed in the Adirondacks, but the Walt Disney picture will have an early screening in the Olympic village early next month, featuring some of the game's biggest heroes. Martha Foley has details. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jun 11, 2003 — 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
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
Jun 04, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with veteran film producer Ira Deutschman. He's distributed movies like "The Player" and "Hoop Dreams". He'll give us a peek at a side of movie-making that most of us never see as the Lake Placid Film Forum is set to begin tomorrow. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 03, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with film director Jay Craven about giving young people a start in film. Craven's credits include "Where Rivers Flow North" and "The Spitfire Grill". He's involved in the teen film forum at the Lake Placid Film Forum this week. Go to full article