Myhill Film Series

Myhill Film Series 2019

The Myhill Film Series derives from the history of the recently donated 10.5-acre Myhill estate, former home to the Schine family, known for their key role in the development of the American cinema experience. The Schine family and Hildegarde Schine, after whom Myhill is named, owned movie theaters across the country and as well as in the Caroga Lake area. They often premiered films in private showings at their estate for guests, including Elvis Presley, Irving Berlin and others.

2019 Screenings:

FILM #1:
Film Screening and Q&A with director Tristan Cook: Strangers on the Earth
June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Caroga Chapel

Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, ‘Strangers on the Earth’ examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of ‘journey’ and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.

FILM #2:
Screening of American Animals and Q&A with Oscar nominee producer Ted Farnsworth and Rod Vanderbilt

Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

Myhill Film Series 2018

2018 Screenings:

FILM #1:
Performance, Talk and Film Screening: Chasing Coral
July 10 @ 7:00 pm
Boathouse of Caroga Lake, 2090 NY-10
Caroga Lake, NY
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Featuring a recorded discussion with Kyle Price and a Chasing Coral Film Representative followed by showing of the film.
A MyHil Film Series Screening.

FILM #2:
Performance, Talk and Film Screening: Ghost Lake
July 12 @ 7:00 pm
Nick Stoner Inn, 1810 NY-10
At this lake you can’t tell the living from the dead until you’re one of them. The ghosts in this lake can see Rebecca and she can see the ghosts. For reasons locked in mystery, they have risen from their watery graves to kill. She alone can see them and if no one will believe her, then no one will survive. Q&A with Jay Woelfel, the Academy Award-Winning writer and director of the film, followed by screening. Please note: This is a horror movie.
A MyHil Film Series Screening.

FILM# 3:
Performance, Talk and Film Screening: The Red Violin with Elizabeth Pitcairn and CLMF Orchestra
July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Pine Lake Pavilion, Timberline Lane, Caroga Lake
Hear the 1720 Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius instrument, formerly owned by composer Felix Mendelssohn’s family, that inspired the film, The Red Violin, with world-class violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn performing The Red Violin Suite with the CLMF Orchestra. Stay an extra hour to watch the film and participate in a talk. Music from The Red Violin was composed by John Corigliano and received an Academy Award in 1999 for Best Original Score. Elizabeth Pitcairn is also music director of the Luzerne Music Center. Please note: The Red Violin is an R rated film.
A MyHil Film Series Screening.