We’ve fueled up the tour bus, printed an extra supply of souvenir t-shirts and laid in a couple of cartons of Red Bull as Kehrfest rolls on this week with two thrilling personal appearances. Yes, it’s your chance to get a copy of “When Movies Mattered” personally defaced by the author! On Friday, Sept. 16 I’ll be heading up to Emerson College in faraway Boston to introduce a double bill of Raoul Walsh’s pre-code comedies “Me and My Gal” and “Sailor’s Luck” at the Bright Family Screening Room of Emerson’s Paramount Center. Showtimes are 6 and 8:15 pm, with more information here.
Also on Friday, BAMcinematek in Brooklyn begins a series of six films drawn from reviews in the book, starting with Albert Brooks’s brilliant comedy “Lost in America” at 6:50 and 9:30 pm. On Monday, Sept. 19, BAM will screen a rare print of Otto Preminger’s great and final film “The Human Factor” at 4:30, 6:50 and 9:30 pm; assuming I don’t get lost in the Atlantic Avenue subway station, I’ll be at the 6:50 screening and attempt a q and a session afterwards. The series continues with Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Story of the Last Chrysanthemums” (Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 and 9:15); Blake Edwards’s “10″ (Monday, Sept. 26, 6:50 and 9:15), Manoel de Oliveira’s “Francisca” (Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7 pm) and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Family Plot” (Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:50 and 9:30). More details here.
As always, I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. Please do drop by if you find yourself in the vicinity.