St. Lawrence 2015 Preview: ScreenAnarchy's Top Picks From The "Fourth Coast" Fest

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The first ever St. Lawrence International Film Festival is about to kick off, October 22 - 25.

But where one might that be? Well, St. Lawrence University is in the town of Canton, New York, and Canton is in the county of St. Lawrence, just on the border of Ontario, Canada. But get this... the fest is taking place not only in Canton, but also the neighboring Potsdam, and on the Canadian side of the border in Brockville and Ottawa. This, ladies and gentlemen is a film festival for the fourth coast, one that really means it when they say "international film festival". And because there are so many colleges in the area, students can register for a free pass to the festival, which is an absolute no-brainer incentive to go.

But what about the films? Offering up a healthy mix of fresh indie features and documentaries with some classics in the mix, including an opening night gala of The Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd in attendance, the St. Lawrence International Film Festival takes place October 22 - 25.

Below, check out a gallery of our top picks and a Q&A with festival founder Adam Paul.

THE BLUE BROTHERS: 35th Anniversary Screening

If one were to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the madcap caper from John Landis, there probably isn't a better way to do it than with star Dan Aykroyd in attendance. Not only that, a reception will be held in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History (remember kids, Mr. Aykroyd is Canadian) with a performance from the Downchild Blues Band and Elwood Blues himself.

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