2017 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 4th & 5th

Monthly Classic Film Series

The Classic Film Series
is on hiatus.

Sadly, only a couple of people have mentioned missing our Monthly Classic Film presentations. While we never had a tremendous turn out for these free, classic showings on the big screen, it was indeed very satisfying that without fail, at every show, someone did mention how much they enjoyed the opportunity to see one of these memorable films again, or for the first time, or to be able to share it with their children. That kept us going, and motivated, to continue bringing them to you.

We thank all of you who did manage to make it to one or more of our classic films and let us know what you thought. In that small way, our goal was met - to promote an appreciation of films and filmmaking in the community.

The main reason for the break in presenting this series lies with the BSFF being a small, all vounteer organization, and frankly we needed to make adjustments in how we spend our energy.

Our first priority has always been to present a quality, free, international short film festival to the community. And with this year's BSFF we continue to do that.

The Monthly Classic Film Series may return in the future. It will take a combination of your desire to come out and see some wonderful films, and a re-setting of priorities among the BSFF staff.

If you want to see a return of the Monthly Classic Film Series, or have any comments or questions, please let us know. Use this link to send us your thougths: Email re: Monthly Classic Film Series

We'd like nothing better than to pack the high school auditorium some Saturday evening with an enthusiastic gather of our film friends!

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JANUARY 3rd, 6:45 pm - CITIZEN KANE - "The classic story of power and the press."
Orson Wells' directs and stars in this 1941 classic that is considered by many as one of the best films every made. Follow the life of the not-so-ordinary citizen and newspaper baron, Charles Foster Kane, (Wells) as reporters try to understand the meaning of his last word.



FEBRUARY 21st, 6:45 pm - GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - "A love story of today." (1967)
Sidney Poitier portrays a handsome, successful doctor who comes to dinner with his fiancée only to find that her liberal parents (Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn) may not be as accepting as they thought they were.

"After all, a lot of people are going to think we are a shocking pair."


MARCH 14th, 6:45 pm - BACK TO THE FUTURE - "Marty McFly just broke the time barrier. He's only got one week to get it fixed."
Come back and see Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and the time-machine DeLorean on the big screen!

"1.21 gigawatts! 1.21 gigawatts. Great Scott!"


APRIL 18th, 6:45 pm - NORTH BY NORTHWEST - "The Master of Suspense presents a 2000-mile chase across America!"
A case of mistaken identity sends a New York advertising executive, Roger Thornhill, (Cary Grant) on a run for his life to the north and northwest corners of the United States in this 1959 Hitchcock thriller.

"That's funny, that plane's dustin' crops where there ain't no crops."


MAY 16th, 6:45 pm - JAWS - "You'll never go in the water again!"
This 1975 summer block-buster really did keep people afraid to go in the water. Old salt Quint (Robert Shaw), Sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) and oceanographer Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfus) go on a hunt for the great white shark that has been terrorizing the summer resort of Amity.

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."


JUNE 20th, 6:45 pm - FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF - "While the rest of us were just thinking about it...Ferris borrowed a Ferrari and did it...all in a day."
When high school student Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) wants a day off, he makes it an adventure! Using a "borrowed" 1961 Ferrari, Bueller, his girlfriend and his buddy tool into Chicago for the day, while narrowly avoiding the suspicions of Principal Rooney and Bueller's sister.

"Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?"


JULY - We took a break from the Monthly Classic Film Series while the BSFF team put the finishing touches on the 8th annual Ballston Spa International Film Festival!

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