Lately I’ve been choosing to watch my films based on what I’m reading and sometimes what I’m watching. For instance, I watched the 1929 version of The Last of Mrs. Cheyney because I had just seen the 1937 remake, and, besides enjoying comparing two versions of films, I wanted to see if I agreed with the contemporary reviews.
September 8 to 11, 2016
I have recently returned from the very first Western New York Movie Expo and Memorabilia Show. It was held in Buffalo, New York from September 8th to 11th, 2016. It was organized by Alex Bartosh and certainly was memorable in many ways.
To read about Toronto Film Society’s annual Raiding the Vaults at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, click on the Toronto Film Society tab above. If you’re looking for Day 2, scroll down to August 1, 2016.
I have been a member of Toronto Film Society (TFS) as well as off and on the Board of Directors for many, many years. I had taken a hiatus for the past two years and at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June, I was voted back on.
WAKE UP AND DREAM (1934), directed by Kurt Neumann, is an entertaining and interesting film produced and released just after the July 1st, 1934 Production Code amendment was put in place. Russ Columbo was going to be a star but his fate was sealed and his life ended hours after the film’s premiere. Read more about it by clicking on the Short Reviews 2016 tab in the menu section.