SARANAC LAKE - As part of the Adirondack Arts and Heritage Festival 2012, Historic Saranac Lake will host James J. Griebsch with his presentation "Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake's Past" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.
An independent film and video director, Griebsch has spent time digitizing and editing 16mm spools of film from the 1920s through the 1960s, which have been archived in the Adirondack Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library.
This presentation will be a compilation of the films and are of images that have rarely been seen by the general public and will also include newly found and newly digitized footage further illuminating Saranac Lake's past.
James J. Griebsch
Born in Saranac Lake, Griebsch is an award-winning producer and director of photography with numerous film, television and interactive credits during his 40-plus-year career.
He co-founded and owned Heliotrope Studios Ltd. in Cambridge, Mass., and worked on the feature film "Cold River" in Saranac Lake. His work has taken him around the world.
He and his wife Carol have returned to Saranac Lake to live, and he continues to travel to Boston to work with MediaElectric Inc. on a variety of projects. He is a member of HSL's Board of Directors. In its 32nd year, HSL is an architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from its center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
This presentation is free and open to the public, but HSL would appreciate donations to support the further restoration and preservation of the Kollecker Film Archive, one of the rich historical assets of the William Chapman White Adirondack Room in the Saranac Lake Free Library.
For more information, call HSL at 518-891-4606 or Debbie Kanze at Will Rogers at 518-891-7117.