Devoted filmist and friend of SIFFblog Alice Dee passes on a line to note an event of interest to us all:

For two weeks film archivist and historian DENNIS NYBACK will be residing at THE GRAND ILLUSION CINEMA showing 27 programs in 14 days consisting of over 100 films! Week one features some of his rarest and most entertaining films and programs and week two is a side-splitting slapstick film festival. More info at

Sadly, neither he not the Grand Illusion website nor Mr. Nyback have a clear link or referecne to which two weeks this event may be occurring, so I’m assuming it’s current as of today. Mr. Dee also happily reminded me that the Paramount is featuring Buster Keaton next month in a festival during the five-week run of this season’s Silent Movie Mondays. The festival features no less than FIVE double features and begins on August 22, running each Mondays until September 26. Winter sees a change at the Paramount, moving the silent series to Sunday nights. This is extremely welcome to me, as Mondays have proven inconvenient to me of late. Silent Movie Sundays will feature some of Cecil B. DeMille’s epochal epics, beginning with The Ten Commandments of 1923 on January 8, 2006 and running (with a break) through February 6’s showing of the 1926 The Scar of Shame. Summer 2006 sees a return to Mondays as the adventure series kicks off with 1926’s Don Juan, and runs until August 28 with The Iron Mask, from 1929.

[crossposted from SIFFBlog]