Two films at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will show both an Exhibition on Screen film and a National Theatre Live play this weekend — the documentary “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” on Friday and the broadcast of “Young Marx” on Saturday.

“Canaletto and the Art of Venice”

Part of the Exhibition on Screen series, “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” explores the paintings of Italian artist Giovanni Antonio Canal more commonly known as Canaletto.

His pieces such as “The School of San Marco,” “Return of the Bucintoro to the Molo on Ascension Day,” and “The Stonemason’s Yard” exhibit Canaletto’s proficiency in capturing city views or vedute in Italian.

“Canaletto and the Art of Venice” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5.

Admission is $14 for adults, $10 for children and $2 off for LPCA members

Young Marx

Broadcasted from the bridge Theatre in London, National Theatre Live presents “Young Marx” written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

“Young Marx,” focuses on the early and more comical years of Karl Marx, the father of scientific socialism and author of the “Communist Manifesto,” before his rise to political fame. Labeled as London’s most dangerous terrorist and being chased by all sorts of spies and enemies, Marx navigates through poverty, a fleeting marriage and the underbelly of Soho. Along with the help of his friend and comrade, Friedrich Engels, Marx must chose between a life of political philosophy or working on the railway.

Rory Kinnear, who starred in “Skyfall,” “Black Mirror” and “The Imitation Game,” plays Marx, and Oliver Chris, a prominent actor of the Royal National Theatre in London, portrays Engels.

“Young Marx” will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.

Admission is $16 for adults, $10 of students and $2 off for LPCA members