The Saratoga Film Forum
The Saratoga Film Forum is a not-for-profit organization that brings a wide variety of quality films to downtown Saratoga Springs.
I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary)
March 23, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
SaratogaFilmForum.org describes the film as follows: "A powerful and profound documentary, I Am Not Your Negro is based on writer/activist James Baldwin's 1979 book proposal about three of his closest friends: assassinated civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Although Baldwin never wrote more than 30 pages of the manuscript, the film uses the author's own words (including letters, televised interviews, etc.) to imagine what such an exploration of race would look like. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the documentary includes examples of racial tensions in the United States as well as archival footage."
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."
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.