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Cinefest 35!
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It's time again to get ready for Cinefest! Cinefest is the celebration and viewing of rarely seen classic films. Cinefest 35 will be held Thursday - Sunday, March 19th - 22nd, 2015. We will be celebrating our 35th Anniversary! Make your hotel reservations early. The Hotel information is listed below!

Featuring great films to fill the four glorious days from the vaults of the world's greatest libraries and obscure specialties we are noted for from private collectors!


It's usually cold in March at Cinefest! Click here for the 10 day weather forecast!

Restaurants - Our attendees continue to return to THESE RESTAURANTS!


Thursday, March 19th

9:00 am - OUT ALL NIGHT - (1933) with Zazu Pitts, Slim Summerville, and Shirley Temple
10:15 am - BEST OF MOSTLY LOST III From the Library of Congress (1)
11:05 am - YELLOW FINGERS - (1926) - starring Olive Borden and Ralph Ince. This rarely seen silent film will be screened courtesy of The Museum Of Modern Art


1:15 pm - TOWER OF TREASURES, RKO TRAILERS Hosted by Ray Faiola
2:15 pm - LIFE IN THE RAW - (1933) UCLA Film And Television Archives will again be loaning Cinefest several rarely seen films made by Fox from the period between 1930 and 1933. Life In The Raw (1933) stars George O'Brien and Claire Trevor (3)
3:20 pm - THE LAST MAN ON EARTH - (1924) Fox film directed by John Blystone. Starring Earle Foxe. Print is courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art. (4)
4:30 pm - THE ROAD BACK - (1937) with John "Dusty" King, Richard Cromwell, Slim Summerville


8:00 pm - IT PAYS TO BE IGNORANT (1948) with Tom Howard
8:10 pm - KING OF THE KONGO, CHAPTER 10 (1929) With Boris Karloff
8:35 pm - LUCKY BEGINNERS (1935) Hal Roach All Stars
9:00 pm - THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM - (1926) The Museum Of Modern Art will provide a print of the rarely revived silent version of "The Return Of Peter Grimm" (1926) produced by Fox Films and starring Alec B. Francis and Janet Gaynor. (4)
10:10 pm - CAPTAIN FLY-BY-NIGHT (1922) with Johnnie Walker, Shannon Day
11:15 pm - THE THIRD ALARM (1922) w/Johnnie Walker, Ralph Lewis, Ella Hall

Friday, March 20th

9:00 am - SERVICE STRIPES (1930) Vitaphone short with Joe Penner
9:10 am - MEN ON CALL - (1930) - stars Edmund Lowe, Mae Clarke and Warren Hymer. (courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archives)
10:20 am - ME AND THE BOYS
10:30 am - DICK BANN'S HAL ROACH SHOW #1 - Hosted by Dick Bann. Read the notes HERE!


1:00 pm - STORY OF COLOR IN THE MOVIES Hosted by Eric Grayson
2:30 pm - PAINTED WOMAN (1932) with Spencer Tracy, Peggy Shannon (3)
3:40 pm - VITAGRAPH VARIETIES From the Library of Congress (1)
4:45 pm - SECOND FLOOR MYSTERY (1930) with Grant Withers, Loretta Young (3)


8:00 pm - BRIDE OF FINKLESTEIN (2015) Hosted by Michael Schlesinger
8:20 pm - A SONG IN THE DARK, More Dangerous Rhythms by Richard Barrios
9:35 pm - HEART TO HEART (1928) with Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes (1)
10:40 pm - LUCRETIA LOMBARD (1923) with Irene Rich, Monte Blue
11:45 pm - RISKY BUSINESS (1939) - Remember "Okay America" the 1932 Universal film starring Lew Ayres that we screened at Cinefest back in 1991? Guess what? It was remade in 1939 with George Murphy, Dorthea Kent and everybody's favorite, El Brendel. The rarely seen remake, Risky Business (1939, Universal) will be screened at Cinefest 35 next March

Saturday, March 21st

9:00 am - SMOKING GUNS (1934) - Smoking Guns (1934, Universal) was the last film made by Ken Maynard on his contract with Universal.
10:00 am - WELCOME DANGER! (1929) - the long unseen SILENT version of Harold Lloyd's first talkie! With Harold Lloyd, Barbara Kent
12 Noon - THE DAWN OF TECHNICOLOR Early Technicolor Musicals


1:10 pm - FLORIDA STUDIO FILMS From the Library of Congress (1) Rob Stone and Steve Massa will present two programs of short comedies from the archives of The Library Of Congress at Cinefest 35. One show will spotlight the FLORIDA FUN FACTORIES and highlight the comedies shot down there in the teens. The program will include:

2:15 pm - THE NEW KLONDIKE (1926) - Based on a short story by Ring Lardner and partially filmed in Florida, "The New Klondike" (1926, Paramount) was directed by Lewis Milestone and stars Thomas Meighan as a minor league ballplayer who gets mixed up with crooked land speculators in Florida. Our friends at Library of Congress will be providing the title to Cinefest 35 for screening next March. Note: the film is missing a bit of footage but those who have seen it, say that it will not effect your enjoyment of this rare title (1)
3:25 pm - SEA SORE (1933) with Arthur Tracy, Baby Rose Marie
3:45 pm - MY LIPS BETRAY (1933) - starring Lillian Harvey and John Boles.
4:50 pm - TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY - (1914) with Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood. New restoration.


8:00 pm - WE! WE! MARIE! (1930) with Slim Summerville, Eddie Gribbon
8:30 pm - TEA MAKING TIPS (1941)
8:50 pm - SYNTHETIC SIN - (1929) The recently restored Colleen Moore film. Cinefest is grateful to so many people and archives who have made this screening possible and they will all be mentioned and thanked in the program book but we would like to mention here special thanks to Ned Price, Ron Hutchinson and Joe Yranski. This screening will be a highlight of the Syracuse Cinephile Society. If you have not seen the film at one of the recent screenings around the world, you will want to be at Cinefest for this special screening!
10:05 pm - THE DANGER GAME - (1918) Film Historian Richard Koszarski will introduce a new restoration of the long unseen Goldwyn romantic comedy filmed in Ft. Lee N.J. from 1918 "The Danger Game". The film was directed by Harry Pollard and stars Madge Kennedy and Tom Moore.
11:10 pm - BABIES, THEY'RE WONDERFUL (1947) with Patsy Kelly
11:20 pm - THREE KISSES (1955) Paramount Topper
11:35 pm - THE BACK PAGE (1933) with Peggy Shannon, Russell Hopkin

Sunday, March 22nd

9:00 am - THE BIG BROADCAST - (1932) with Bing Crosby, Burns & Allen, Stu Erwin, Sharon Lynn
10:35 am - THE AUCTION (2015) Hosted by Leonard Maltin and George Read
12:30 pm - ONCE A SINNER - (1931) - starring Dorothy McKaill is on the schedule courtesy of UCLA Film And Television Archives
1:40 pm - CALGARY STAMPEDE (1925) with Hoot Gibson, Virginia Brown
2:35 pm - DICK BANN'S HAL ROACH SHOW #2 - Hosted by Dick Bann. Read the notes HERE!
3:40 pm - CODE OF THE SEA (1924) with Rod LaRocque, Jacqueline Logan
4:40 pm - THE SEA LION - (1921) "The Sea Lion" might not be as rare as it was when it was the first silent feature ever screened at the first Cinefest in 1981. It was loaned to Cinefest by legendary film collector and historian Gordon Berkow who always made available any film in his collection to Cinefest. To honor the memory of Gordon, we will be presenting several films from his collection at Cinefest 35. We thought it was apt to screen the exact same print of "The Sea Lion" thirty five years later at Cinefest 35.

(1) Print Courtesy of the Library of Congress
(2) Print Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
(3) Print Courtesy of UCLA Film Archives
(4) Print Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art
(5) Print Courtesy of the Mary Pickford Foundation and Paramount Pictures

(Films and starting times may be subject to change)

Piano accompaniments by
Dr. Philip Carli
Makia Matsumura
Dr. Jon Mirsalis
Ben Model
Jeff Rapsis
Judy Rosenberg
Dr. Andrew Simpson
Gabriel Thibaudeau

Hotel reservation sheet should be sent directly to the Holiday Inn, 7th North Street & Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088. Their phone number is 315-457-1122. If there is no registration sheet, contact the hotel directly and be sure to mention code "CIN" for special room rates. The Holiday Inn is located on 7th North Street and Electronics Parkway (Exit 37 off the NYS Thruway, I-90) and one mile north of Exit 25 off of I-81- turn north off Exit 25 and continue one mile on 7th North Street and the Holiday Inn is directly in front of you.

Do you want the additional comfort of a SUITE while at Cinefest? The NEW Staybridge Suites is connected to our Holiday Inn. Call 315-457-1900 and mention code "CFT" to receive our special rates.

CINEFEST 35 begins Thursday, March 19 at 9:00AM and will conclude at 5:00PM Sunday, March 22, 2015. Our convention registration desk will be open at the hotel Wednesday March 18 at 7:00PM for your convenience.

Remember - Send completed Reservation Form and payment to Cinefest, Box 279, Manlius, NY 13104-0279.

Payment - Make your pre-registration check to: CINEFEST. Registration credentials and tickets will be held for your pick-up at the registration desk at Cinefest 35. It is also possible to register in person anytime during Cinefest providing we are not sold out.

Registration fee is required of each person attending Cinefest.

Registration fee for all four days is $85.00 per person. See Registration Form for discount!

Registration fee on a daily basis is $30.00 per person, per day.

Your registration will admit you to all activities at the Holiday Inn - all film screenings, dealer rooms.

Dealer's tables are $85.00 each. You must sell film or film related materials: stills, posters, books, magazines, records, videos or DVD's, supplies, etc. No items pertaining to pornography are permitted. Table rental fee is for all four days, Thursday through Sunday and includes Registration for Holiday Inn programs only. Dealers make note: Your tables or space cannot be sublet without authorization. Table locations are given out at the discretion of Cinefest. All dealers must confirm attendance by February 15th. After that date, tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No tables will be held because you have been here previous years. Call Gerry Orlando - 315-468-6147 Mon.-Fri. 7:00PM to 9:00PM for confirmation.

Remember - Send the Registration Form with payment (made out to CINEFEST) to:
Cinefest, Box 279, Manlius, NY 13104-0279.

For additional information and latest schedule contact CINEFEST at
You can reach Gerry Orlando at 315-430-0258, evenings 7:00PM to 9:00PM or by e-mail at mailto:?Subject=Cinefest!

Cinefest Registration Forms!
Download the form, Print it out, write your check, and send it in to reserve your space at Cinefest!!

The registration form is posted below. Get your registrations in early!!

Please fill out the registration form and send it to:

Box 279
Manlius, NY 13104-0279


For hotel reservations call:

Holiday Inn - (same hotel as last year!)
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088
BOOK YOUR RESERVATION ONLINE HERE! Use the code CIN for the Cinefest discount rate!! - use to find driving directions to the hotel from your location! Just enter your starting address. Your destination is already filled out for you!


From Interstate 81 From Interstate 90 (The New York State Thruway)