September 16, 2018

Odd Fellows Present The Maltese Falcon

The Odd Fellows of Davis, California, continue their series of classic detective movies with The Maltese Falcon (1941) on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

The program begins at 7:01 pm. Derrick Bang, film critic for the Davis Enterprise and author of books on film, will present The Maltese Falcon and discuss the movie’s story, actors, and director.

Admission is free for everyone, and the public is invited. Popcorn is free, too! And the Odd Fellows bar will be open with wine, beer, and spirits. Donations are gratefully accepted.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown at the Odd Fellows Hall, upstairs in the Upper Hall, on the Odd Fellows’ big screen projection system.

Odd Fellows Hall is located 415 2nd Street in downtown Davis, California. Parking is available in the lot behind the Hall, as well as on the streets nearby.

Chartered in Davis, California, in 1860, the Odd Fellows are delighted to bring classic Hollywood movies to the Davis community, twice a year – spring and fall – since the spring of 2014. Says Dave Rosenberg, chairman of the Classic Film Festival, "They just don’t make them like this anymore. These films have stood the test of time and are both interesting and great fun to watch."

The September 2018 fest, which began Sunday, Sept. 9, with The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939), will conclude with Out of the Past (1947) on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018.

For more information, please call the Odd Fellows at 530-758-4940.

September 12, 2018

NEIU Presents Lorre-Directed Movie

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the Chicago Film Society presents the only film Peter Lorre directed – the German-language Der Verlorene (1951) The movie will be shown on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University.

The 35mm print includes English subtitles.

The movie begins at 7:30 pm. A short, title to be announced, will also be shown.

Tickets are $7 general admission, and $3 for NEIU students. Tickets may be purchased at the Auditorium.

Der Verlorene will be shown in the Auditorium, located in Building E at Northeastern Illinois University. The university is located at 3701 West Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

Parking is available for visitors in spaces designated as Blue Zone and Green Zone. More information about parking, as well as a campus map and directions, is available on the NEIU website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youngkin devotes a full chapter, Chapter 8, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", to the troubled making of Der Verlorene, including interviews with actors and crew who worked before and behind the cameras with Peter. Translating the title as The Lost One, Peter co-wrote and co-produced the movie, as well as directing himself in the lead role.

Unfortunately, Der Verlorene was a failure in Germany. Peter considered the experience a closed chapter in his life and returned to the United States, where he resumed his career in American movies and radio, as well as the new industry of television.

Since 1983, however, Der Verlorene has attracted more interest with numerous showings in a variety of venues, such as the NEIU. No doubt Peter Lorre would be very pleased at the attention his only directorial effort has received since his passing in 1964.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

August 31, 2018

Buffalo Movie Expo Includes Two Lorre Films

The annual Western New York Movie Expo, held in Buffalo, New York, always includes a Lorre film in its schedule of classic silent and sound movies of the 1920s, '30s, '40s, and '50s. Lorre fans attending this year, however, can enjoy two Lorre films – Island of Doomed Men (1940) and Three Strangers (1945) over the Labor Day weekend.

The Expo begins on Friday, Aug. 31, and ends on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.

Island of Doomed Men will be shown at 8:15 pm on Friday, Aug. 31, in the Main Screening Room.

Three Strangers will be shown at 3:45 pm on Sunday, Sept. 2, in the Main Screening Room.

Admission is $40 for the full weekend. Daily admission on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is $12 for general admission, and $10 for students with proper ID. On Monday, admission is $6 for everyone. More information about tickets is available on the Expo's website.

Admission includes three screening rooms, as well as a large dealers’ room, filled with posters and autographs, records and magazines, cameras and projectors, and more. The full schedule of documentaries, silent and sound movies, short subjects, and special presentations is available on the Movie Expo’s website.

The Western New York Movie Expo will be held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Event Center, located at 120 Church Street, in Buffalo, New York. Room discounts are available for Expo attendees staying at the hotel. More information about the hotel, as well as directions, is available on the Expo’s website.

Parking is available at the Adam’s Mark Hotel. A parking fee of $10 per day will be charged.

Lorre Film Festival in Minneapolis

On Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, the Trylon Cinema, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, will kick off a 5-week salute to Peter Lorre. Titled "The Malice and Vulnerability of Peter Lorre", the series presents five of Peter’s best-known films – The Maltese Falcon (1941), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Mad Love (1935), Beat the Devil (1954), and M (1931).

The series will run from Friday, Aug. 31, to Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

Films will be shown on these dates and times ~

The Maltese Falcon, in 35mm ~
Friday, Aug. 31 – 7 pm and 9:15 pm
Saturday, Sept. 1 – 7 pm and 9:15 pm
Sunday, Sept. 2 – 3 pm and 5:15 pm

Arsenic and Old Lace, in 35mm ~
Friday, Sept. 7 – 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 8 – 7 pm and 9:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 9 – 3 pm and 5:30 pm

Mad Love, in 35mm ~
Friday, Sept. 14 – 7 pm and 8:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 15 – 7 pm and 8:30 pm
Sunday, Sept. 16 – 3 pm and 4:30 pm

Beat the Devil, in Digital Projection ~
Friday, Sept. 21 – 7 pm and 9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 22 – 7 pm and 9 pm
Sunday, Sept. 23 – 3 pm and 5 pm

M, in Digital Projection ~
Friday, Sept. 28 – 7 pm and 9:15 pm
Saturday, Sept. 29 – 7 pm and 9:15 pm
Sunday, Sept. 30 – 3 pm and 5:15 pm

Admission for each movie is $8 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office before showtime. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the Trylon website. Tickets ordered on-line will be held at the “Will Call” window for pick-up.

The Trylon Cinema is located at 2820 East 33rd Street, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Parking is available on the streets surrounding the theater.

For more information, please contact the cinema at 612-424-5468.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of the films in this Lorre fest, through interviews with the directors, cast and crew who worked with Peter.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

August 30, 2018

Historic North Tonawanda Cinema Presents Casablanca

As part of their "M and T Bank Throwback Thursday Film Series", the historic Riviera Theatre, built in 1926 and located in North Tonawanda, New York, will present Casablanca (1942) on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

The film begins at 7 pm.

Admission is $3 for all seats.

Tickets may be purchased at the cinema box-office, which opens at 6:30 pm. Tickets may also be purchased online through the cinema website. A ticketing fee, as well as a handling fee, will be added to all tickets purchased on-line.

The Riviera Theatre is located at 67 Webster Street near the western end of the Erie Canal, in downtown North Tonawanda, New York.

Parking is available in the public parking lot located on Manhattan Street, with a pedestrian walk that leads to the cinema. Free parking is also available on Webster Street, as well as the nearby streets of Main and Tremont.

More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Riviera website.

For more information, please contact the cinema at 716-692-2413.