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Ballston Spa Film Festival primed for second year

"I said, we can show the whole thing if you can hold off your premiere until August," said DeFabio.

"eScape Season 2" will premiere Thursday night at 9 p.m. in Wiswall Park.

All movies screened in the park will be "family friendly." Many films shown indoors, at Malta Avenue School, will feature mature themes or language. For details and a complete schedule, visit www.bspafilm.com.

The festival's award ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Coffee Planet. Admission to any film screenings is free, as the festival is entirely supported by donations and sponsorships, including by the Ballston Spa Business and Professionals Association.

"It does take a considerable amount of work, and some expenditures, to make all this happen," said DeFabio. "There's an interesting mix of trying to do a community event that will benefit the communityonce you start to think in those terms it would almost be unproductive to start to charge admission."

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