Attention, film buffs and movie lovers: in just two weeks, the Adirondack Film Festival will be showcasing over 100 documentaries, web series, kids’ films, and short films throughout the city. This includes the highly anticipated Radium Girls, a historical headliner filmed right here in Glens Falls! Read on to learn more about the 3rd Annual Adirondack Film Festival.
Lights, Camera, Action
This month, get ready to see something new! The Adirondack Film Festival will again be held over a fun-filled fall weekend, with films and special events taking place from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21. Guests can attend screenings at several venues throughout Glens Falls, including Crandall Library, The Park Theater, The Charles R. Wood Theater, The Queensbury Hotel, and The Hyde Collection. To see the full schedule, be sure to visit the AFF online at ADKfilmfestival.org/festival/schedule.
For just a glimpse of the lineup, here are some of the featured films and headliners you’ll be seeing at the Festival this year:
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor? | “An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers.”
- About a Donkey | “About a Donkey follows the Owens family: Ann and Tim, their 3 adult children, Cecilia, Burgh, and Annie (and her husband Paul), and matriarch Farrah. When Tim brings home a donkey in a mixture of wanting to rescue both it and himself, all of the characters’ lives are shaken up and pushed forward.”
- Skippers | “In this contemplative offbeat comedy-drama, a mysterious drifter breathes new life into a small town by teaching the Zen of stone skipping. But when he gets too close to the sister of a powerful local, stones might not be the only thing sinking in the river.”
- Valentina | “A slum in a Romani neighborhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams, and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine.”
- Radium Girls | Regional premiere screening for VIP pass-holders | “In the 1920s a group of factory workers advocate for safer work conditions after some of their colleagues become ill from radium exposure.”
- Mrs. Hyde | Complemented by a selection of French prints at the Hyde Collection | “A teacher, loathed by her students and peers, is rendered unconscious after being struck by lightning. When she awakes, she discovers that she has a dangerous nocturnal alter ego.”
- The Song of Sway Lake | “Music collector Ollie Sway recruits his only friend, a rowdy Russian drifter, to help him steal a 78 record from his own family’s estate.”
- Three Identical Strangers | “In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.”
In addition to the highly anticipated films featured at this year’s Adirondack Film Festival, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these exciting events happening throughout the weekend:
- Exclusive Kick-off Party at The Queensbury Hotel | October 18 at 9:30 PM
- Friday Night Opening Party at Davidson Brothers | October 19 at 9:30 PM
- Age of Sail Virtual Reality Film | October 19 and 20 starting at 11 AM
- Free Family Series at Crandall Public Library | October 20 at 10 AM | International children’s short films, recommended for ages 3 to 7.
- Comedy Panel at The Queensbury Hotel with Scott Rogowsky, Diane Neal, Sunita Mani, and Timothy Michael Cooper | October 20 at 1 PM
- Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony | October 20 at 9:30 PM
- Best of Fest | October 21 from 11 AM to 4 PM, Multiple Venues | Fan favorites will be screened all day, with a schedule released on Saturday via email.
- Adirondack Film School | Discussions with filmmakers of Starring Kristine, Footprints in the Sand, and Mrs. Hyde.
- Anna and the Apocalypse Art Gallery at Crandall Library | Christmas stories are zombie-fied at this art gallery inspired by AFF’s screening of Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie Christmas musical.
- Tooning In at The Wood Theater | An art gallery showcasing works inspired by this year’s films. Nearly 150 works will be on display, with purchases benefiting the local artists.
For more information and updates on the 2018 Film Festival, visit ADKfilmfestival.org.