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I thought it would be a nifty idea for any of us who love classic film to post notices of events and happenings of this nature in this thread so that if you live nearby, you can attend and if not, you can read about it and maybe get a review.
What prompted this for me is that tomorrow is the start of the annual Cinecon Classic film festival here in Hollywood.
I will be there all 5 days
I will post the schedule of films so that if anyone would like to come, they can see what is playing.
I will also update with reviews and thoughts as most of the films screening are not available on dvd/video and have not been shown in years.


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Cinecon is a five day celebration of the movies, screening nearly thirty rare silent and early sound feature films and as many short subjects from the nation's leading film archives and Hollywood studio vaults, and is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings. Celebrity guests will attend a screening of one of their films and participate in question and answer sessions following the film. You can buy great movie memorabilia in our six fabulous dealers' rooms and the Cinecon Career Achievement Award celebrity banquet takes place on Sunday evening.

The Hollywood Renaissance is the host hotel with all screenings taking place at the historic Egyptian Theater just down the street on Hollywood Blvd.

So, here is the schedule for this year's Cinecon- happening at the Egyptian Theatre:

Thursday August 31
7:00 Flora (cartoon)
7:10 THE SLEEPING CITY (1950) starring Coleen Gray
8:35 Q&A w/ Coleen Gray
9:20 UP THE ROAD WITH SALLIE (1917) directed by William Desmond Taylor starring Constance Talmadge

10:30 THE CHEAT (1931) starring Tallulah Bankhead

Friday September 1
9:00 The Iron Claw, ch. 6
9:20 GRAFT (1931) with Boris Karloff
10:25 CHICAGO (1929) starring Phyllis Haver
12:20 Lunch Break
2:05 The Star Boarders (1915) Ham and Bud
2:20 NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH (1929) starring Richard Dix and Helen Kane

3:50 KIKI (1926) starring Norma Talmadge
5:30 STRICTLY IN THE GROOVE (1942) starring Ozzie Nelson

6:30 Dinner Break
8:15 Fair Play (cartoon)
8:20 THIS THING CALLED LOVE (1939) starring Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas

10:10 Tom Mix fragment
10:15 SELFISH YATES (1917) starring William S. Hart
10:55 OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS (1938) starring John Wayne and Louise Brooks

Saturday September 2
9:00 business meeting
10:00 ROMANCE OF THE UNDERWORLD (1928) directed by Irving Cummings starring Mary Astor

11:20 ASK A POLICEMAN (1938)
11:30 THE ANGEL FROM NEVADA Documentary - Special alternate program at the Renaissance Hotel

12:40 Lunch Break
2:30 Peculiar Patients' Pranks (1915) starring Harold Lloyd

2:40 RED LIGHTS (1922) starring Raymond Griffith
4:05 Ernie Kovacs color special
4:40 MOONRISE (1948) directed by Frank Borzage starring Dane Clark

6:10 Dinner Break
7:45 Wet and Warmer starring Billie Ritchie
8:05 PHIL FOR SHORT (1917) starring Evelyn Greely
9:30 ONE HYSTERICAL NIGHT (1929) starring Reginald Denny

10:55 THE SHADOW RETURNS (1946) starring Kane Richmond

Sunday September 3
9:00 Vitaphone: The Sound of the '20s
10:50 Hollywood: City of Celluloid
11:00 HEAD OVER HEELS (1922) starring Mabel Normand
12:00 Lunch Break
1:45 Photoplay Magazine ..5 (1917)
1:50 BETTY TAKES A HAND (1918) starring Olive Thomas
3:00 THEY CAME TO BLOW UP AMERICA (1943) starring George Sanders and Anna Sten

4:25 THAT KIND OF WOMAN (1959) starring Tab Hunter and Sophia Loren directed by Sidney Lumet

6:00 Q&A w/ Tab Hunter

Monday September 4
9:00 The Iron Claw, chs. 7 - 9
10:00 LORD JIM (1925) directed by Victor Fleming
11:25 THE BARKER (1928) starring Milton Sills
12:45 Lunch Break
2:10 Punch of the Irish starring Frank J. Coleman
2:30 GIRL IN THE PULLMAN (1927) starring Marie Prevost

3:35 START CHEERING (1938) starring Jimmy Durante and Charles Starrett

5:00 BEYOND THE ROCKS (1922)

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Great thread Orchide. The Cinecon festival sounds very exciting and interesting. I wish I could go. It would be much better than doing all the assignments I have at the moment.

For those that are in Melbourne, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is having a focus on Alfred Hitchcock's early British work from the 14th to the 24th of September. The films being screened are:
  • The Lodger (1927)
  • Downhill (1927)
  • Blackmail (1929)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • Secret Agent (1936)
  • Sabotage (1936)
  • Young and Innocent (1937)
  • The Lady Vanishes (1938)
  • Jamaica Inn (1939)
For more information just click on the link below:

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Thank you ZG, wish I could pop on down for that
I am tired right now but can't wait to update on all I saw tonight...

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I am in movie heaven- saw some great things yesterday and today...will recap later but wanted to post a movie poster I found for the silent from 1928 I am seeing tomorrow at Cinecon- cannot find a review anywhere and was told even the selection committee has not seen it.
Last year, they screened a similar one with same director, same studio and Mary Astor as well with a similar gangster underworld plot "Dressed to Kill" and it was so good and went over well so they are hoping this will do the trick again.


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^how was it? i love those old gangster films.

the film museum in munich will show a great bunch of louise brooks films in november and december. (and it's too far away. )

FR 17.11. - the street of forgotten men (1925)
the american venus (1926) [trailer]
it's the old army game (1926)
SA 18.11. - the show off (1926)

SO 19.11. - looking for lulu (1997)
love 'em and leave 'em (1926)
MO 26.11. - lulu in berlin (1994)
a girl in every port (1928)
FR 01.12. - beggars of life (1928)

SA 02.12. - die büchse der pandora (1929)

SO 03.12. - das tagebuch einer verlorenen (1929)

FR 08.12. - the canary murder case (1929)

SA 09.12. - prix de beauté (1930)

DI 12.12. - das tagebuch einer verlorenen

MI 13.12. - die büchse der pandora

FR 15.12. - windy riley goes hollywood (1931)
god's gift to women (1931)
SA 16.12. - empty saddles (1936)
overland stage raiders (1938)
DI 19.12. - looking for lulu
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Oh wow wish I could be there too.

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the 25th pordenone silent film festival will take place in north italy, 7-14th october.

Celebrating 25 years of Giornate (1982-2006)
The programme of the 25th Giornate del Cinema Muto is one of the most varied in the festival’s history. The central presentation is a tribute to the centenary of Nordisk Film, with works from the golden age of Danish cinema, including classics like Carl Dreyer’s Leaves from Satan’s Book and August Blom’s Atlantis, alongside exciting rediscoveries like Holger-Madsen’s A Trip to Mars.
In tribute to Italian silent cinema, six new restorations from the archives of Bologna, Turin and George Eastman House, Rochester include Turin’s monumental restoration of the two versions of Giovannni Pastrone’s Cabiria, from 1914 and - with sound accompaniment - 1931.
There are special tributes to Lon Chaney, including Benjamin Christensen’s melodrama of the Russian Revolution, Mockery, and to Rudolph Valentino, with a reconstruction of his long-lost The Young Rajah. The centenary of the incomparable Louise Brooks will be celebrated with the screening of the restored silent version of Prix de beauté.
The continuing “Griffith Project” reaches its tenth instalment, culminating in the American master’s 1920 epic Way Down East. Griffith’s contemporary and rival Thomas Ince (last celebrated at the 1984 Giornate) is honoured in a series of programmes of recent discoveries and restorations. Hollywood silent cinema also features prominently in a presentation on “Magic and Cinema,” which offers a rare opportunity to see on screen the greatest 20th century magician, Harry Houdini.
The special musical presentations include Griffith's True Heart Susie; a rare survival from the Chile’s sparse silent cinema, Pedro Sienna’s El Húsar de la Muerte (1925); and the British documentary feature The Battle of the Somme (1916).
Animated films are celebrated in a series of Walt Disney Silly Symphonies, representing an apogee of the wedding of music and image; and a special series of American Pioneers of Animation.
The Giornate’s established associated activities continue in 2006. The Film Fair provides a major market for film books and a meeting place for authors, publishers and readers. The Collegium, centred on 12 young invited students, provides a unique and innovative experiment in film study. The School of Music and Image features master classes on film accompaniment. Special exhibitions are devoted to Italian Silent Cinema and Charles Chaplin.

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i've never been there, but an austrian friend told me about it, and oh the envy.

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I would love to click my heels and be there too sounds fabulous!

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Lots of classic films are appearing in the public domain via I am amazed at the quality and quantity of the movies, documentaries and ephemera.

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