Martin Scorsese will presenta special screening of Luchino Visconti's The Leopard at this year's Lake Placid Film Festival which takesplace June 2 to 6.

Scorsese will talk about thefilm which will then screen in a restored version which runs to 180 minutes.The director has always cited Visconti's 1963 epic as one of his favouritefilms alongside The Red Shoes andCitizen Kane.

The Lake Placid FilmFestival will also screen Sundance grand jury prize winner Primer directed by Shane Carruth, Jean-Francoise Pouliot's SeducingDoctor Lewis, the world premiere ofPeter Riegert's King Of The Cornerfeaturing Riegert and Isabella Rossellini and Brant Sersen's Blackballed as well as documentaries including Mojados directed by Tommy Davis, Shola Lynch's Chisholm'72 and Joe Berlinger and BruceSinofsky's Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster.