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4 World Premiere Restorations Announced for 2015 TCM Film Fest

Turner Classic Movies announced today that passes for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival  will go on sale to the public on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12 p.m. (ET). A limited number of passes for event will also be available … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Rare Buster Keaton Footage Resurfaces – And You Can Help Bring It To Audiences

UPDATE 12/19/13 10 PM (ET) at end of post In 1964, 68-year-old Buster Keaton began production on FILM, a two-reel (mostly) silent short written by Samuel Beckett, the Irish playwright and author of Waiting for Godot. Things did not go … Continue reading

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How I Almost Ruined IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

There I was at the IFC Center in New York, about to see a 35mm print of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in a theater filled with excited fans. Even better, Donna Reed’s daughter was on hand to introduce … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Buster Keaton – Pierre Etaix at Film Forum

When asked why he was making his first visit to New York City, Pierre Étaix smiled broadly. “It’s never too late,” the 83-year-old actor/director said, as the capacity crowd at Film Forum signaled their enthusiastic agreement. Still vibrant and playful, the … Continue reading

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Take a Trip to 1920s New York City with Harold Lloyd’s SPEEDY (1928) at Film Forum

I’m a late – but tirelessly enthusiastic – convert to silent movies. Though I’ve always been familiar with Harold Lloyd’s bespectacled visage, my introduction to the films of the so-called “third genius” of silent comedy came just a few years ago. My … Continue reading

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Screening Report: Raymond Griffith at the Silent Clowns Film Series in New York

If you’re a classic film fan, and you live near or plan to visit New York City, The Silent Clowns Film Series should be on your must-see list. Since 1997, this free, monthly series has been presenting hard-to-find silent short subjects and … Continue reading

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