The National Weather Service is predicting a heavy snowstorm for the Capital and Saratoga Regions on Friday, February 8th, with accumulations approaching 10 to 14 inches by Friday night. Or so they say. At present, we have no plans to cancel our 7:30 screening of Anna Karenina, but please check back here and/or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates as we get closer to showtime.
Exciting News! The Saratoga Film Forum’s Oscar Night Gala Benefit, originally scheduled for the Spring Street Gallery, has a new home! It will now be held at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, conveniently located just off Exit 14.
The Gala will take place Sunday, February 24th at 7 p.m. Longfellows proprietor Steve Sullivan has donated the Courtyard at Longfellows for Oscar Night, and the Longfellows chef will cater the event with a three-course gourmet dinner—still just $35 per person. Wine and soft drinks will be available, and the Oscars will be viewable on wide-screen TV.
Space is limited to 32 people only, and we do expect to sell out. Please reserve your seat with a $35 check made out to the Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, ATTN: Oscar Night at Longfellows. If there is more than one person in your party, please indicate everybody’s name in full. For more information, please call 518-584-3456 (FILM). (Note: please do not make reservations by commenting to this post.)
This will be an elegant evening at an intimate and lovely venue. Please join us and support the Film Forum at this cozy fundraiser–or click here for information on the Oscar Comes Home mini-fundraiser benefit dinners many Saratogians are hosting in their homes.
And thanks for your support!
Saratoga Film Forum Board of Directors
Oscar Benefit Gala Chair
UPDATE (02/13/13): The Oscar Night Gala at Longfellows is now SOLD OUT!
Coming up February 22–24…“Oscar Comes Home!”—The Sequel…
For a second year, the Saratoga Film Forum is producing its popular annual fundraiser, Oscar Comes Home, a series of dinner parties all over Saratoga Springs hosted by our friends and fans to raise operating funds for Saratoga’s only not-for-profit independent movie house. From Friday to Sunday on Oscar weekend, our supporters will be hosting dinners, brunches, high teas, cocktail hours—you name it!—and asking guests to contribute $35 per person to the not-for-profit Film Forum.
Would you like to be an Oscar Comes Home party host? Or perhaps you would prefer to be a guest at our mini-gala dinner at the Spring Street Gallery (110 Spring Street) on Oscar Night, February 24 (by reservation only, and limited to the first 30 who sign up)! For more information, please call 584-FILM and leave your name and phone number; we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your support!
UPDATE: The Film Forum’s “mini-gala” has been moved from the Spring Street Gallery to Longfellows Restaurant. See here for more details.
You may have noticed something you have not noticed in your mailbox: the printed newsletter for the Film Forum’s November/December series. Have no fear; although beset by technical (and other) issues, it should be on its way within the week. As always, stay tuned to the Film Forum’s Web site, Facebook page, and regular e-mail blasts for the latest news, screenings, and updates. And don’t forget: you will not want to miss this week’s “financial thriller” Arbitrage starring Richard Gere.
While the Capital District and Saratoga Region may have dodged a bullet when Superstorm Sandy passed us by, we did get affected in that we were unable to get our print of Robot & Frank for our Thursday screening. However, we did receive it in time for Friday’s screening, and we will of course be showing it this afternoon, Sunday, at 3:00 p.m.
This weekend (tonight and tomorrow—Oct. 11 and 12—at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7:00 p.m.), the Film Forum presents a special event associated with the screening of the recent documentary Bully. Each night will feature a special panel discussion, with educators, administrators, and students talking about the issue of bullying, their experiences, and offering possible solutions. See our official Bully page for more details.
UPDATE: Due to overwhelming public interest in this film, we have added an additional screening on Monday, October 15th, at 7:30.
Attention Film Forum members! Tuesday, October 9, is our annual Members Meeting. Come meet and vote in the new Board, express your feelings and concerns about the Film Forum, and see a free screening of the English romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7:30 p.m.