The 3rd Annual LCIFF is bigger and better than ever!
This November 16th-20th at downtown Plattsburgh's historic Strand Theatre, the Third Annual lake Champlain international Film Festival will take place. With more films and visiting filmmakers than ever before, the festival will spotlight women in film and issues concerning drug abuse. Comedy, Drama, Horror, Experimental, and Documentary films from all over the globe will play alongside panel discussions featuring experts and filmmakers. Meet visiting filmmakers from across the country and across the globe! The LCIFF will continue its focus on local film made in the North Country by North Country Filmmakers.
One $10 ticket will get you into five days of movie screenings and events! SUNY Plattsburgh and CCC students get in free. Children under 13 get in free.
Wednesday: Frozen River, the Academy Award-winning film that put our area on the film map! Two working-class women, one a Native American outcast and the other a single mother, get mixed up in smuggling and suffer the consquences. Winner of the 2008 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. This special presentation features the film, a special message, an award-winning behind-the-scenes documentary, and more!
Thursday: Cinema Vérité Music Films. A fly on the wall and a bounce in your step! This evening's pair of documentaries will not only impress you with their candor and insight, but leave you humming a tune! An award winning film about Johnny Cash from 1969 starts the evening.. Followed by a blistering concert film about local outsider folk-rocker Adrian Aardvark!
Friday: Gala Event. An evening of local film and local filmmakers celebrating our area. Documentary films, experimental films. This evening has it all. Join us as we shine the spotlight on subjects like the Michigan, local poets, the new downtown mural, and more! PLUS: International guests presenting their work!
Saturday and Sunday: Two full days of film from around the world. 50 films from 13 countries! Family friendly blocks in the morning are free. Saturday will feature SUNY-alum Charlene Fisk's The Founders, a documentary about the formation of the LPGA. A panel discussion about women in film precedes the film. Sunday will feature not only the Aaron Wolf produced To Be a Miss, but our first Nepali film Lama La. And we even have some of the Nepali filmmakers attending.
Closing ceremony: Sunday night at 8 p.m. we hand out awards and you can hobnob with filmmakers from next door and around the world!
For a full listing of films and events, visit our website at http://www.lcifilmfest.com