Adirondack Film Society and Lake Placid Film Festival will honor acclaimed author, screenwriter, director and our colleague, Russell Banks.
It all started some 19 years ago that the Adirondack Film Society was co-created by Russell and he has served as Director and Creative Consultant since it’s inception. His invaluable guidance to the AFS has provided the Adirondack region with some of the most unique and important film programming in the northeast.
Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is one of America’s most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He has written fiction, and more recently, non-fiction, with Dreaming up America. His main works include the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. The latter two novels were each made into feature films in 1997.
The Tribute Gala honoring Russell will be held at the High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid NY on Friday, October 25, 2019. Tickets are $125/person and include cocktail hour, dinner and tribute program.