A Life Ascending Premieres in Lake Placid

Articles on June 15th, 2010 1 Comment


Lake Placid was a perfect start to the festival run of A Life Ascending. Last Thursday, the film opened the festival at the Palace Theater, a beautiful old building on the main drag.  Thanks to some angels in the local climbing community (namely Brian Delaney of High Peaks Cyclery/Mountain Guides) we had a great house of both film and mountain lovers.

A Q & A was led by Kathleen Carroll, festival co-artistic director and former film critic of the New York Daily News.  Folks seemed to really love the film…  We met a bunch of great people who were moved by the story. Our post film conversations flowed out onto the street and into a couple of bars ending in a late night haunt overlooking the outdoor oval where Eric Heiden won some gold medals back in the 80 Olympics.

After our film, the festival was of course all down hill as they featured a number of guests included Parkey Posey, Hal Holbrook, Russel Banks, Courtney Hunt, Jason Kliot, and Debra Granik among others.   The other highlight was a canoe trip on Lake Placid, thanks to Brian.  Hope to make it back with the kids……

One Response to “A Life Ascending Premieres in Lake Placid”

  1. ainsley says:

    Oh, I love Lake Placid. i would have loved to be there!

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