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.