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Film festival planned this Saturday at North Country Co-op

Andy MacDougall, shown in front with head bowed, during a recent event for the Illegitimate Son of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The group will host a film festival at the North Country Co-op this Saturday, Oct. 29.

Andy MacDougall, shown in front with head bowed, during a recent event for the Illegitimate Son of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The group will host a film festival at the North Country Co-op this Saturday, Oct. 29. Photo provided

— Already, Macdougall said he has received confirmation for entry in “Shock Stock,” a horror film convention in Ontario, Canada. He added he has “high hopes” for Montreal’s FANTASIA 2012 next summer and other venues in North America and potentially beyond.

The third act, said MacDougall, will consist of the viewing of an untitled work which merges two classic films with commentaries and viewpoints which aim to be a thought-provoking look about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The overall idea of this Saturday’s event is to keep film alive in the digital age, said MacDougall, and to keep people talking about what they’re viewing.

“Especially considering that Plattsburgh cineplexes have gone digital, this preservationist crusade is dedicated to keeping presentations of actual film alive in this region,” said MacDougall. “Celluloid is an important historical artifact which must not be permitted to fade into oblivion, so let’s celebrate its survival into the 21st century.”

“To sweeten the deal, I’ve just added a phantasmagorical reel of vintage drive-in/grindhousey preview trailers to the menu,” added MacDougall. “Basically, a smorgasbord of some of the weirdest and wildest under the exploitation sun, with a few scattered legit releases represented as well.”

The event is free and open to everyone.

For more information, contact MacDougall via e-mail at serious_61@yahoo. com.

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