LAKE PLACID, NY—The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), Version 4.0, continues Friday and Saturday, February 16-17, at 7 p.m., with a 2018 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film—“LOVING VINCENT.” Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling the LPCA box office at (518) 523-2512; they will also be available at the door. For more information, please visit lakeplacidarts.orgor call AFS Operations Manager Fred Balzac at (518) 523-3456 or 588-7275.
“LOVING VINCENT” brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the “LOVING VINCENT” studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings are his passionate and ill-fated life and mysterious death.
Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, who coauthored the film’s screenplay with Jacek Dehnel, “LOVING VINCENT” was first shot as a live-action film with actors and then hand-painted over frame-by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent’s famous portraits, and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint. The film is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking.
The AFS Screening Series at LPCA continues on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, with “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI,” which is nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture; and on April 27-28, with “IN BETWEEN,” a new film from Israel by Palestinian filmmaker Maysaloun Hamoud making her directorial debut.