L’Max Film Fest changes, updates

CULVER — Changes and additional details have been released about two films slated for the Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festival, which takes place at the Uptown Cinema on Lake Shore Drive (Friday evening and Saturday all day) and the Town Park (Saturday evening) Sept. 3 and 4.
Due to damage to the film print, the children’s movie Saturday morning will be the 1995 film “Babe,” rather than “Milo and Otis” as previously announced. “Babe” is rated PG and runs 89 minutes, and is the story of a piglet who befriends and learns about all the other creatures on the farm.
The previously unannounced 5 p.m. film slated for screening at the Uptown Theater will be the PG-13 rated, 1974 comedy, “Blazing Saddles,” Mel Brooks’ “ultimate western spoof.”
Attendee entry “fees” are a clean, gently used coat or item of winter attire, or a financial donation, all aimed at serving residents in the four townships covered by Culver Community Schools’ district this winter.
Friday evening is slated for a “sponsorship night” gala starting at 5:30 p.m.
All day Saturday, movies will run continuously at the Uptown. At 6 p.m. live entertainment will begin in the town park, including musical offerings, a light supper and dessert, and the “movies in the park,” (a “Wallace and Gromit” children’s short and “Little Shop of Horrors”) starting at 8:40 p.m.
Should there be rain or other inclement weather, the outdoor activities will be moved to Culver Academies Multi-purpose Building.