Announcements


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Films & Food

Stop by our restaurant partners for Lake Placid Film Festival themed specials all weekend-long offered by Big Slide, Dancing Bears at High Peaks Resort, Pub and Brewery, Mis Amigos. And join us at Top of the Park for the official “After-Film-After-Party” on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm to midnight. Attendees can enjoy a complimentary cheese platter and lively conversation!


TRIBUTE GALA HONORING KATHLEEN CARROLL

  (Event tickets Honorary $150/person and includes a 2018 Lake Placid Film Festival “All Festival Pass” valued at $79 & Special Friend Gala tickets $95)

(Event tickets Honorary $150/person and includes a 2018 Lake Placid Film Festival “All Festival Pass” valued at $79 & Special Friend Gala tickets $95)


Kathleen Carroll Tribute Gala

If you have watched a film in the last half century, you can bet that Kathleen Carroll has too!  Not only has she watched along with you, but she has done so with a masterful and critical eye.

Kathleen has been an influential voice for millions spanning decades as movie critic and editor for the New York Daily News. Variety described her as the critic "who picks pix people like."  She has been both a film consultant and a script consultant for many projects, associate producer of "Diary of the Cannes Film Festival", served on juries of the Berlin Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival and the Santa Barbara Film Festival.  Kathleen has been a lecturer at Fordham University, New York University, the New School of Social Research and is Adjunct Associate Professor at St. John's University.  

We are truly honored to pay tribute to our friend and LPFF co-founder and Artistic Director, Kathleen Carroll and what better time than as a "kick-off" to this year's festival. Her contributions to the Adirondack Film Society and as Artistic Director for the Lake Placid Film Festival have enabled us to continue to bring unique film programming and conversations, directors, actors, producers and industry insiders to the region since 2000.  

Please join us as we celebrate Kathleen Carroll at this special event.  


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2018 LPFF Dedication to Reginald Clark

In recent months, we lost our friend and colleague, Reg Clark, the patriarch of the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid NY.  As a young high school student, he worked as an usher at the Palace, and just perhaps fell in love with her majesty and importance in the community. 

Reg purchased the Palace in 1961 and never looked back.  Along with his wife Barbara, he set out to restore this historic beauty to her former glory and to keep alive the tradition of "going to the movies."  His children and their children have been an important part of this family legacy and the lives of thousands of moviegoers over the years.  

When the Adirondack Film Society produced the first film festival in 2000, the Palace was the perfect venue to showcase films.  Reg and Barbara said "yes" to the idea and have provided invaluable support each and every year.

Reg had a huge smile and a quiet confidence which helped us all see what he saw so many years ago.  We too have fallen in love with his Palace and have countless memories of our own created there.  

With respect, gratitude and love, we dedicate the 2018 Lake Placid Film Festival to our long time friend and supporter, Reg Clark. 

 Reginald Clark at the Palace Theatre, Lake Placid NY; courtesy of the Adirondack Film Society

Reginald Clark at the Palace Theatre, Lake Placid NY; courtesy of the Adirondack Film Society