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BRAND NEW 35MM PRINT TO PLAY AT THE HP LOVECRAFT FILM FESTIVAL 9/16/2011


I am proud to announce a screening of a brand new, restored 35mm print of Berkeley Square at the 2011 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, September 16. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

It will play at the classic Warner Grand Theater, which opened its doors in 1931.

The grandson of director Frank Lloyd will introduce the picture and talk about his granddad's favorite, which was also H.P. Lovecraft's favorite--he watched it four times, and it inspired him to write his own classic time-traveler possession tale, "The Shadow Out of Time".

I will read Lovecraft's review of the movie (from a letter to J. Vernon Shea in 1934) before the screening.

See it as it was meant to be seen: on the big silver screen, in a gorgeous art deco period theater, with a crowd of like-minded folks.

More information and tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/169287

Aaron

PS-I don't know if there are any plans to release it on video. However, the fact that a print exists means it could happen.

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Great - and thanks - but never mind the art-deco-theatre nonsense; most of us will never get within a thousand miles or more of this viewing. If you have any influence at all with this (how about TCM?), please use it to transfer this version to DVD format - my very grainy and botched copy (courtesy of eBay) is really woebegone.

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nice!



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So how did that event turn out?

If I had known, I would have gone.

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It was really awesome. I invited director Frank Lloyd's grandson to attend. He gave a recap of the movie from the director's point of view to the audience, and he also brought some movie stills and props from the movie and did a really elegant introduction to the movie.

Then I read H.P. Lovecraft's review of the movie, written in one of his letters.

Then we played, for the first time, a brand-new restored print. It was pretty remarkable.

This all took place in the Warner Grand Theatre, which opened in 1931, just two years before the movie came out.
Imagine seeing a period movie (brand new print), in a period art deco theater (restored and renovated), with the director's grandson and Lovecraft's letter.

Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon® is still going strong. We're having the fifth annual festival in Los Angeles Septemebr 26-28 this year (tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/848733), and next year will be the 20th anniversary of the Portland HPLFF, held October 2-4 in Oregon at the Hollywood Theater.

Best,

Aaron
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That sounds great. I've been to a couple of the LAST REMAINING SEATS epics - much fun.

I'm a HPL fan, too, read just about everything, but was not keen on the poetry. is his B.Square review on line and where, if I might ask? What films are you showing this year/ i don't see a listing. Also - what kind of people are HPL fans? Not the usual Goth types, I hope or unkempt, shuffling wretches. Haha!

I sued to sell t the Rose Bowl and sometimes I would wear my Miskatonic University, Arkham, MA t-shirt (self-created!). Some people got it and laughed, while others did not. Oddest were NE types who would argue that there was no such place, etc, etc. Like I was claiming a fake U status. Haha!

Have a good one as we all used to say out here!

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Last Remaining Seats are great; I haven't been able to attend for years, alas.

HPL's review of BS is in a letter to J. Vernon Shea from 1934, in, I think, the "Selected Letters Vol. 3" from Arkham House. I can't find an online copy,

I did locate, via google search, a video of Frank Lloyd's grandson, Christopher Gray, introducing the movie (right after I bumble my way through his intro) here: http://www.franklloydfilms.com/CHRISTOPHER_GRAY_HPL_FF_INTRODUCTION.ht ml

This year we are showing a 3-D (anaglyph, headache-inducing) print of The Creature from the Black Lagoon as well as other Shadow Over Innsmouth-themed movies. We still don't have our programming 100% locked down, so I haven't posted it yet, but we are 95% there.

HPL fans are usually but certainly not exclusively:
literate/college educated
male
white
ages 30-70

At the festival we get all kinds, but I'd say we don't have too many goths (alas). Really, I welcome everyone who pays to be there and enjoys themselves.

Yeah, one of the partners in our LLC posted a degree from Miskatonic on his Facebook page, and a girl he was dating accused him of falsifying his college record, lying, etc. I wish that instead of making fun of these people, others explained what MU was and why they're a fan--potentially encouraging someone else to read H.P. Lovecraft. But to each their own.

Aaron

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The HPL fan base seems kind of what I thought it would be? Any women?

I began to look at the FLW video lip, but had to abandon it due to it's small size.

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Yes there are women there. We also have a Code of Conduct: http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/event-code-conduct

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Wow! That's kind of shocking. Don't people know how to behave and still have fun anymore in this world?

http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/event-code-conduct

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Wow! That's kind of shocking. Don't people know how to behave and still have fun anymore in this world?


No, they don't. This has been going on for decades, but fortunately, some women are finally standing up against it:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/07/28/creeping- at-a-con-sexual-harassment-at-comic-con-not-so-comic/

http://denvercomiccon.com/dcc/denver-comic-con-harassment-policy/

http://tinyurl.com/run-safer-cons

http://www.tmz.com/2014/07/28/tmz-live-comic-con-justin-bieber-tim-mcg raw-david-duchovny-sean-kingston-petra-ecclestone/

http://www.themarysue.com/new-york-comic-con-harassment/

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/10/con-harassment-and-fandom

Aaron
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I had heard about the Comic-Con problems this year. Some guys go overboard.

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Speaking as a long time resident of "America's Finest City"...aka. San Diego: I'd like to apologise to all those who were harassed at the Comic-Con in my home town.

I'm ashamed that visitors should be treated so badly.









I do hope he won't upset Henry...

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