Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival goes ‘Into the West’

SARANAC LAKE – The Downhill Grill will host the Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 for an Irish twist on magical realism as it presents the “Into the West,” its contribution to the “Celtic Carnival.”

Sponsored by the Saranac Lake Arts Committee and the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks, the Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival showcases classic American comedies and dramas made between 1930 and 1975, all accompanied by cartoons or comedy shorts from the same era.

This 1992 adventure tells the story of Ossie and Tito, members of a Traveller (Irish “gypsy”) family who come to possess a white stallion named Tir na nOg by way of their grandfather.

For some reason, only Ossie can control the horse, and they attempt to shelter him in their alcoholic father’s apartment. The law intervenes and takes the horse away, but the boys persevere and retrieve him, only to have Tir na nOg spirit them away on the journey of a lifetime. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Colm Meaney and Brendan Gleeson, this is a deeply enchanting gem from the emerald isle!

This event is free but donations are accepted.

For more information on the Cabin Fever Classic Film Festival, contact Royal Highness Emeritus Tim Fortune at 518-891-1139.