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Banff Mountain Film Festival

LAKE PLACID — a selection of the best films from the annual eponymous mountain-centric festival, touches down for the fifteenth time to Lake Placid, this time at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This year’s selection of ten films showcases over two hours of “magnificent cinematography telling powerful stories that reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits from mountain sports, culture and mountain environment to adventure.” Selected from 510 entries from over 21 countries,some highlights of the eight films that will be previewed, including Ready to Fly, recipient of the Best Feature Award that follows ski jumper Lindsey Van and her colleagues on their arduous 15 year fight to achieve equality in the Olympic Winter Games. 7pm, $22/$19 (door/advance). Reservations recommended: 518-523-2512. Visit lakeplacidarts.org for exact screening slate and schedule.

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