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Scorsese chat tops Placid fest

Panels highlight political filmmaking, H'w'd globalization

A discussion with Martin Scorsese led by director-thesp Jon Favreau headlines the events slated for the fifth Lake Placid Film Festival, to be held June 2-6.

Fest co-founder and author Russell Banks will moderate a panel on the globalization of Hollywood, with Sony Pictures classics co-prexy Michael Barker and directors Raoul Peck and Alison Maclean.

David Schwartz, curator of Gotham’s American Museum of the Moving Image, will moderate a panel about the role of political filmmaking. Speakers will include “Bullworth” screenwriter Jeremy Pikser, “Chisholm ’72” director Shola Lynch, “21 Grams” producer Ted Hope and helmer-screenwriter Paul Schrader.

Willem Dafoe, Campbell Scott, Sarah Polley, Matthew Modine, Rita Taggart and Peter Riegert will take part in the “Actors on Acting” panel.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler will lead a seminar on his craft that will include clips from his latest film, “Silver City.” John Sayles directed the pic, to be released by Newmarket this fall.

Producer Robert Hawk will lead a discussion for aspiring filmmakers; a seminar on docu filmmaking also is slated, as well as a producers breakfast.

NYU cinema studies professor Michael Bowen will host an “R-rated” panel on depictions of sex in film with erotic filmmaker Joseph Sarno.

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