J2456

Commending Russell Banks upon the occasion of his designation for special honor by the Adirondack Film Festival on October 25, 2019

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J2456



Senate Resolution No. 2456

BY: Senator LITTLE

COMMENDING Russell Banks upon the occasion of his
designation for special honor by the Adirondack Film
Festival on October 25, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor and pay
tribute to those organizations and individuals whose commitment and
creative talents contribute to the cultural enrichment and entertainment
of their community and the entire State of New York; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Russell
Banks upon the occasion of his designation for special honor by the
Adirondack Film Festival, to be celebrated with a tribute dinner at the
High Peaks Resort on Friday, October 25, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Russell Banks is an American poet and novelist known for
his portrayals of ordinary and often marginalized people as they face
hardships in their lives; and

WHEREAS, This respected man is also well regarded for the time he
has given to strengthen the talents of others as a professor of writing
at Emerson College in Boston, and the University of New Hampshire at
Durham, in addition to his time as the Howard G. B. Clark University
Professor of Writing at Princeton University; and

WHEREAS, Russell Banks has also significantly contributed to the
Lake Placid Film Festival; in 1998, he arranged for the national
premiere of The Sweet Hereafter, a film which was based on his novel of
the same name, to first air at the festival; and

WHEREAS, Subsequently, due to the popularity of the event, Russell
Banks along with his team presented the idea of the Lake Placid Film
Forum, which has since been renamed the Lake Placid Film Festival; and

WHEREAS, A few years into the Film Forum, Russell Banks was
influential in creating the 24-hour competition known as Sleepless in
Lake Placid, which invited northeastern film schools to send teams of
students to create and screen short films using local sites and
residents of the community as actors; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, Russell Banks assisted in developing a theme
and criteria for the teams to interpret and feature in their films, and
he often served on the panel that selected the winners of the
competition; and

WHEREAS, Russell Banks has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Russell Banks has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and

WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an
individual for the benefit of others which Russell Banks has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Russell Banks upon the occasion of his designation for special
honor by the Adirondack Film Festival on October 25, 2019; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Russell Banks.

actions

  • 10 / Jan / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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