The 2011 UCLA Festival of Preservation begins today at the Billy Wilder Theater in Los Angeles.
Leonard Maltin and Kenneth Turan have written articles filled with information on the varied titles to be shown this month.
I'm very happy that I have tickets to two of this month's screenings.
First I'll be attending CRY DANGER (1951), a Dick Powell noir I've wanted to see very much, and what's even better is that two cast members, Rhonda Fleming (who helped fund the restoration, along with the Film Noir Foundation) and Richard Erdman, will attend in person. The film will be introduced by Alan K. Rode.
Later in the month I'll be seeing Cecil B. DeMille's THE CRUSADES (1935), starring Loretta Young and Henry Wilcoxon. Loretta is one of my favorite actresses, and since I thoroughly enjoyed seeing DeMille's CLEOPATRA (1934) and THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956) on the big screen, I'm really looking forward to this.
The restoration was funded by the DeMille Foundation.
If anyone in the Southern California area has the time to attend SLEEP, MY LOVE (1948) this Saturday night, it's worth seeing. I wish I had the time available to go see it!
The festival schedule is here.
Update: Reviews have now been posted for CRY DANGER (1951) and THE CRUSADES (1935).