June 17, 2018

Lorre Film Fest at UW Cinematheque

Peter Lorre fans in the area of Madison, Wisconsin, will enjoy a special treat in June and July, 2018 – a 6-week, 8-film series of Lorre movies and Lorre caricatures in Warner Bros. cartoons at the Cinematheque on the campus of the University of Wisconsin.

Peter Lorre: The Mad and the Bad” – a tribute to “one of cinema history’s most fascinating and compelling performers, the great Peter Lorre” – begins Wednesday, June 20, 2018, and runs every Wednesday through July 27, 2018. Films include ~

June 20 ~
Hare-Raising Hare (1947) – 7 pm
The Face Behind the Mask (1940) – 7:10 pm
Island of Doomed Men (1940) – 8:30 pm

June 27 ~
M (1931) – 7 pm

July 4 ~
Birth of a Notion (1947) – 7 pm
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) – 7:10 pm

July 11 ~
Der Verlorene (1951) – 7 pm

July 18 ~
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) – 7 pm
The Beast with Five Fingers (1940) – 8:30 pm

July 25 ~
The Maltese Falcon (1941) – 7 pm

Prints, both 35mm and 16mm, are courtesy of the Library of Congress, the Goethe Institut, and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. The full schedule is available on the Cinematheque website.

Admission to all movies at the Cinematheque is free for everyone. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Donations are accepted at the door or through the venue’s website.

The Cinematheque is located in Room 4070, at the top of Vilas Communications Hall. Also known as “the Parliamentary Room”, Room 4070 is in the center of the open 4th floor plaza of Vilas Hall and may be reached from the Park Street stairs and elevator, the stairs on University Avenue, and the stairs facing University Square and the Lucky Building.

Vilas Hall is located at 821 University Avenue on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Parking is available in two parking structures on North Lake Street – one at the corner of North Lake and West Johnson streets, and the State Street Campus Garage, located at 415 North Lake Street.

The Cinematheque is also well-served by public transportation.

Directions to the Cinematheque, as well as more information on parking and bus lines, are available on the venue’s website.

The life and career of Peter Lorre is chronicled in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre by Stephen D. Youngkin, who began his research in the 1970s and interviewed Peter’s brothers Andrew and Francis, his first wife Celia Lovsky, his sister-in-law Barbara through his second wife Karen Verne, his daughter Catherine Lorre, friends, fellow actors, and the directors, producers, and crew who worked with him throughout his career.

These interviews shed light on Peter’s childhood, his early days in theater, his career on film, radio, and television, and his sad final days.

The Appendix of The Lost One includes the most complete list available of Peter’s credits – radio, film, stage, and television.

Published in 2005 through University Press of Kentucky, The Lost One is available in hard-cover, soft-cover, Amazon’s Kindle, and Barnes and Noble’s Nook.

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.

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