May 23, 2013

CINEVENT 45 Includes The Verdict Memorial Day Weekend

The film festival CINEVENT, held annually in Columbus, OH, will include The Verdict (1946) in the schedule of classic sound and silent movies over the Memorial Day weekend.

The Verdict is scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2013, at 11:15 pm. The full line-up is available on the CINEVENT website.

Admission is $25 for a single day and $45 for the full weekend. The full convention rate of $45 includes access to the Ballroom and Gallery Dealers’ Rooms. More information about convention registration can be found on the event website.

CINEVENT 45 will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, located at 4900 Sinclair Road, in Columbus, OH. The hotel may be contacted at (614) 846-0300.

For more information about CINEVENT 45, please contact Steve Haynes through his eMail address A 24-hour voice mail is available at (866) 785-7687.

CINEVENT began in 1968 when Steve Haynes, a young film enthusiast, got together with some of his friends to screen classic movies over a weekend. They called their gathering “Cinevent”. Since then, CINEVENT has grown into a four-day extravaganza where fans of vintage movies can enjoy:
  • Silent comedies and dramas with live piano accompaniment
  • Sound movies from the 1930s and 1940s on 16mm prints
  • Dealers’ rooms filled with posters, stills, lobby cards, books, film and video, sound recordings
  • The Hollywood Poster Auction, held this year on Saturday, May 24, 2013
The Verdict was the final movie Peter Lorre made with Sydney Greenstreet, his co-star in eight previous films of mystery and suspense. Unlike their partnership as villains in The Maltese Falcon (1941), Peter and Sydney G. are best friends and partners-in-detection in The Verdict, as they work together to solve a locked-room murder.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), director Don Siegel reminisces with Stephen Youngkin on working with Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet in The Verdict. Beginning his career as a montage and second unit director on Lorre films such as Casablanca (1942) and Passage to Marseille (1944), Siegel made the move to film director with The Verdict.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is now available in soft-back and hard-back, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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