Lights, Camera, Action: The Syracuse International Film Fest is back for another year

Lights, Camera, Action:  The Syracuse International Film Fest is back for another year

Brooke Merrifield ‘17, Staff Writer

The Syracuse International Film Festival is almost upon us again this year.

The 10-year-old festival aims to create film programs that inspire the central New York community to get involved with film and the media. As the Syracuse Film Festival has grown, it has gained the support of businesses and institutions, including Le Moyne College. Le Moyne has worked alongside this festival to engage the community and encourage students to take advantage of all that it has to offer.

There are several locations and events available to any Le Moyne students interested in joining in on this year’s activities.

The Syracuse Film Festival, will be held Oct. 2 through Oct. 6. The festival will open with an art show and refreshments at the Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and remain open until 8:30 p.m.

The next event may be of special interest to many Le Moyne College students. On Oct. 3, the Palace Theatre will hold a 7:30 p.m. showing of the silent film IT.  Le Moyne’s very own Travis Newton, director of the music program, will conduct an orchestra to go along with the film. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience the talent of a faculty member and to enjoy his music. Any student who wishes to attend this event should stop by the box office in the Performing Arts Center to purchase tickets.

For the next few days there will be film talks and film screenings at various times in different locations around the Syracuse area. Le Moyne students should take note of two opportunities during this week. On Saturday, Oct. 5, a series of films discussing disability will be shown in Syracuse University’s Watson Auditorium. This event is free to SU and Le Moyne students, so it’s well worth the trip.

Another event that is free to students is on Sunday, Oct. 6. At this event there will be a showcase on peace and social justice in Grewen Auditorium right on Le Moyne’s campus.

The film festival will come to a close that Sunday. The Landmark Theatre will show the new movie “Adult World” starring John Cusack and Emma Roberts. This film begins at 6 p.m. and tickets for this event are 20 dollars. “Adult World” was filmed in Syracuse, and the event promises special guest appearances.

Be sure to check out the Syracuse Film Festival. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in the community and have a fun outing with some friends. To find a complete listing of events, times and prices, visit the festival’s website filminsyracuse.com.