The Saratoga Film Forum

The Saratoga Film Forum- Saratoga Springs, New York

The Saratoga Film Forum is a not-for-profit organization that brings a wide variety of quality films to downtown Saratoga Springs.

April 2017

The Salesman (foreign film - Iran)
April 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm

SaratogaFilmForum.org describes the film as follows: "This Iranian film by 2-time Academy Award Winning Director Asghar Farhadi was best foreign picture at the 2017 Oscars and NY Times Critics Pick. It is in the midst of this painful tale of crime and punishment that the spirit of Willy Loman makes its improbable, powerful and surprisingly literal return. 'The Salesman' is about trust and honor, about violence against women in a patriarchal society, about the woe that is marriage, but it is also about death, a salesman, and the hidden brutality of class. Not since Pedro Almodovar's 'All About My Mother," which brilliantly re-engineered 'A Streetcar Named Desire,' has a classic of the American stage been put to such ingenious cinematic use. Mr. Farhadi's control is astonishing, as is the discipline of the actors. Their final scenes are at once riveting and hard to watch. Attention, as someone once said, must be paid."

Toni Erdman (foreign film - Germany)
April 21 & 22 at 7:30pm

SaratogaFilmForum.org describes the film as follows: "'Toni Erdmann,' written and directed by Maren Ade, is its own kind of rebellion, a thrilling act of defiance against the toxicity of doing what is expected, on film, at work, and out in the world. It is named for its improbable hero, the outrageous alter ego Winifried impersonates during his visit to Bucharest. NY Times Critics Pick, this is a very funny and very thoughtful film, pairs carefully constructed, three-dimensional characters in a tenderly funny character study that's both genuinely moving and incredibly funny."

History of Saratoga Film Forum

In 1993, a group of Saratogians recognized a need within the community for an in-town movie theater that would screen quality, hard-to-find films and promote the art of cinema in Saratoga Springs.

The Saratoga Film Forum typically offers alternative movies, including independent films, classic American cinema, foreign films, independent films, documentaries, shorts, and video productions by local and nationally known filmmakers. They also host regular panels, forums, and workshops with producers, directors, writers, and other members of the filmmaking community - this promotes access for other local groups to the medium of film as a way of educating, informing, and generating discussion about local and national issues of concern to our community.

For more information call the Saratoga Film Forum at 518.584.3456.

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