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2018 Film Selections Video
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Adirondack Holiday, 1960
A tour of the Adirondack region in 1960.
(Documentary: 27.55 Minutes)
Six dancers from the acclaimed Battery Dance company travel the world, working with young people who've experienced war, poverty, prejudice, sexual exploitation, and severe trauma as refugees.
(Documentary: 1hr 24min)
Room for Rent
When a broke thirty-two year old ex-lottery winner convinces his parents to rent their spare room to save from downsizing, a creepy stranger with a hidden agenda moves in.
(Comedy, Mystery: 1hr & 29min)
Behind the Curve
BEHIND THE CURVE delves into the outlandish world of Flat-Earthers — people who honestly believe that the world is flat, and that a worldwide conspiracy is keeping us from the truth.
(Documentary: 1hr & 36min)
Searching for Ingmar Bergman
He is considered the most important filmmaker of all time. In 2018 Ingmar Bergman would have turned 100 years old. On this occasion, the internationally known and well-respected German director Margarethe von Trotta approaches the work and the person of Ingmar Bergman, under whose film heritage talks to a new generation of filmmakers.
(Documentary: 1hr & 39min)
The Children Act
Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy. At issue whether to order a blood transfusion on the boy (Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead), a Jehovah's Witness who, just months short of his eighteenth birthday, is refusing on religious grounds the procedure that would save his life.
(Drama: 1hr & 45min)
Explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting stereotypes. The film gives a complex and nuanced view of daily life in Monrovia and provides some understanding of a way of life whose influence and force have not always been recognized or understood in the big cities on the east and west coasts of America and in other countries.
(Documentary: 2hrs & 23min)
Directed by legendary filmmaker, Fred Wiseman
The Lion in Winter
1183 A.D.: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him.
(Drama: 2hr & 14min)
Film introduced by Jeremy Arnold, TCM Contributor
Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. But when they are betrayed by the very people whose protection they sought, they find themselves trapped in the city - invisible and alone.
(Drama: 1hr & 55min)
In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.
(Drama/Romance: 1hr & 31 min)
What is Democracy
This reflection on democracy spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy, and from modern-day Greece grappling the with its financial collapse and mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its past and the growing gap between rich and poor.
(Documentary: 1hr & 47min)
When he misses the big goal on the world’s largest stage, chiseled fútbol star Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) flees the public eye; no longer able to conjure the giant fluffy puppies that guided him to superstardom, he is rendered a vessel without a purpose. And thus begins an unexpected journey toward love and enlightenment that involves cloning, the CIA, a Syrian refugee, and Diamantino’s nefarious twin sisters. A perversely pleasurable sendup of Brexit, genetic science, and the ongoing refugee crises.
(Drama/Comedy: 1 hr & 32min)
3100: Run and Become
What if running could lead to enlightenment? 3100: Run and Become follows an unassuming Finnish paperboy in the Self-Transcendence 3100 Miler - the world's longest race. His story takes the viewer around the world to the Kalahari Desert, the mountain temples of Japan and the Navajo Reservation.
(Documentary: 1hr & 50min)
Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named "Best in Fair."
(Documentary: 1hr & 30min)
FELIZ AÑO TIJUANA
(Happy New Year Tijuana)
A chance encounter with a former student in Tijuana on New Year's Eve leads to an emotionally turbulent night for a professor who's at a crossroads in his life.
(Drama, Comedy: 1 hr & 15min)
A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.
(Biography, Drama: 1hr & 42min)
Film Sponsor - Kathie Smith
Catherine (Olivia de Havilland), a young woman who stands to inherit her father's large fortune, falls in love when she meets Morris (Montgomery Clift), who gives her the love and affection her father doesn't, and which she desperately needs. Film directed by William Wyler.
(Drama: 1hr & 55min)
With the exception of his elderly housekeeper Miss Agda who he treats almost like a surrogate platonic wife, widowed seventy-eight year old Dr. Isak Borg, a former medical doctor and professor, has retreated from any human contact, partly his own want but partly the decision of others who do not want to spend time with him because of his cold demeanor. Film directed by Ingmar Bergman.
(Drama: 1hr & 31min)
Asako I & II
Asako lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku, a free-spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and meets Ryohei. He looks just like Baku, but has a completely different personality.
(Drama, Romance: 1hr & 59min)
School of Life
In 1920s France an orphan is adopted by a rustic couple who work for a rural landowner. Left to himself, he soon comes under the spell of the local poacher.
(Comedy, Family Drama: 1 hr & 56min)
Showtime: Sunday 10/29 - Palace Theatre #3 at 7PM
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
(Horror, Thriller: 1hr & 31min)
1978 Horror Classic
Showtime Friday 10/26 - Palace Theatre #1 - 11:59pm
20th Annual Animation
Show of Shows
Returning to theaters across North America this fall, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant display, the works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face.
Showtimes: Friday 10/27 - High Peaks Resort - 9PM & Saturday - 8PM
Have You Seen My Movie?
A massive montage of movie characters going to the movies. Clips from 100+ films are cut together to create a new cinema-going experience. Romance, musical, action, horror, noir, comedy - and countless characters watch in the dark with you.
(Adventure, Comedy, Romance - 2hr & 16min)
Showtime: Friday 10/26 - Palace Theatre #4 - 3PM & Sunday 10/28 - 4:30PM
The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
(Adventure, Family, Family: 1hr & 42min)
Showtime: Sunday 10/29 - Palace Theatre at 1:00pm
Note: this film is replacing SNOW WHITE in the LPFF2018 Program