SCHEDULE

FULL CINECON 60 LINE-UP COMING SOON!

THIS IS YOUR SPOT FOR ALL THE FILMS PLANNED FOR CINECON 60, INCLUDING SHOW TIMES, DESCRIPTIONS, AND OTHER DETAILS – AS WELL AS SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND OTHER EVENTS.

THE SCHEDULE FOR CINECON 60 WILL ARRIVE HERE SOON, SO KEEP AN EYE OUT! IN THE MEANTIME YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE FOR LAST YEARS FESTIVAL TO GET A SENSE OF RANGE OF FILMS WE SHOW, AS WELL AS ALL THE SPECIAL EVENTS. CINECON 60 IS ALMOST HERE! 

FEATURES AND FEATURE-LENGTH PROGRAMS ARE CAPITALIZED. SHORTS ARE ITALICIZED. SHORTS LEAD DIRECTLY INTO FEATURES; BREAKS OCCUR AFTER EACH FEATURE. WE DO OUR BEST TO STAY TO THE SCHEDULE, BUT CHANGES AND DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE. WE WILL NEVER START A FILM EARLY! QUESTIONS? LET US KNOW!

ALL TITLES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

FEATURES AND FEATURE-LENGTH PROGRAMS ARE CAPITALIZED. SHORTS ARE ITALICIZED. SHORTS LEAD DIRECTLY INTO FEATURES; BREAKS OCCUR AFTER EACH FEATURE. WE DO OUR BEST TO STAY TO THE SCHEDULE, BUT CHANGES AND DELAYS ARE POSSIBLE. WE WILL NEVER START A FILM EARLY! QUESTIONS? LET US KNOW!

ALL TITLES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

COLOR CODE: SOUND | SILENT WITH LIVE PIANO OR ORGAN | SILENT WITH TRACK | PROGRAM EVENTS | BREAKS

DAY 01

AUGUST 31 – THURSDAY

5:00 PM – WELCOMING RECEPTION

7:00 PM – OPENING PRESENTATION

7:20 PM – A LANGUAGE ALL MY OWN

7:27 PM – THE GOLD DIGGERS

8:15 PM – ADVENTURE’S END

9:25 PM – WHY WORRY?

 

DAY 01

AUGUST 31 – THURSDAY

5:00 PM – WELCOMING RECEPTION

7:00 PM – OPENING PRESENTATION

7:20 PM – A LANGUAGE ALL MY OWN

7:27 PM – THE GOLD DIGGERS

8:15 PM – ADVENTURE’S END

9:25 PM – WHY WORRY?

 

DAY 02

SEPT 1 – FRIDAY

10:00 AM – BORIS KARLOFF HOME MOVIES 

10:20 AM – LITTLE MICKEY GROGAN

11:35 AM – ABBOTT & COSTELLO RARITIES

11:55 AM – LUNCH

1:20 PM – THE SCARLET LETTER (1934)

2:45 PM – FORGOTTEN FACES

4:15 PM – WHAT’S COOKIN’

5:45 PM – THE GENIUS OF ERNIE KOVACS

6:10 PM – DINNER

7:35 PM – STUDENT OF PRAGUE

9:20 PM – DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1932)

DAY 02

SEPT 1 – FRIDAY

10:00 AM – BORIS KARLOFF HOME MOVIES 

10:20 AM – LITTLE MICKEY GROGAN

11:35 AM – ABBOTT & COSTELLO RARITIES

11:55 AM – LUNCH

1:20 PM – THE SCARLET LETTER (1934)

2:45 PM – FORGOTTEN FACES

4:15 PM – WHAT’S COOKIN’

5:45 PM – THE GENIUS OF ERNIE KOVACS

6:10 PM – DINNER

7:35 PM – STUDENT OF PRAGUE

9:20 PM – DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1932)

DAY 03

SEPT 2 – SATURDAY

10:00 AM – THE NIGHT CRY

11:10 AM – JUNIOR LAEMMLE PROGRAM

12:10 PM – LUNCH

1:35 PM – DERBY DAY (OUR GANG)

1:55 PM – KINECON AT CINECON

4:05 PM – A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

6:10 PM – Q & A WITH CAROL LAWRENCE

6:35 PM – DINNER

8:05 PM – EDDIE PEABODY & SONNY BURKE

8:20 PM – GRAUSTARK

9:20 PM – BULLDOG EDITION

DAY 03

SEPT 2 – SATURDAY

10:00 AM – THE NIGHT CRY

11:10 AM – JUNIOR LAEMMLE PROGRAM

12:10 PM – LUNCH

1:35 PM – DERBY DAY (OUR GANG)

1:55 PM – KINECON AT CINECON

4:05 PM – A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

6:10 PM – Q & A WITH CAROL LAWRENCE

6:35 PM – DINNER

8:05 PM – EDDIE PEABODY & SONNY BURKE

8:20 PM – GRAUSTARK

9:20 PM – BULLDOG EDITION

DAY 04

SEPT 3 – SUNDAY

10:10 AM – SATURDAY NIGHT

11:40 AM – Q & A WITH PEGGY WEBBER

12:00 PM – SUBMARINE COMMAND

1:30 PM – Q & A WITH NANCY OLSON

2:00 PM – BRUNCH & BOOK SIGNING

5:00 PM – THE MANTRAP

6:10 PM – THE PRAIRIE PIRATE

7:10 PM – IRON MAN (1931)

8:25 PM – CLIPS FROM THE SILENT VERSION              OF “IRON MAN”

9:05 PM – OVER THE HILL

DAY 04

SEPT 3 – SUNDAY

10:10 AM – SATURDAY NIGHT

11:40 AM – Q & A WITH PEGGY WEBBER

12:00 PM – SUBMARINE COMMAND

1:30 PM – Q & A WITH NANCY OLSON

2:00 PM – BRUNCH & BOOK SIGNING

5:00 PM – THE MANTRAP

6:10 PM – THE PRAIRIE PIRATE

7:10 PM – IRON MAN (1931)

8:25 PM – CLIPS FROM THE SILENT VERSION OF “IRON MAN”

9:05 PM – OVER THE HILL

DAY 05

SEPT 4 – MONDAY

10:00 AM – RESTORED LAUREL & HARDY SHORTS

11:10 AM – SOUNDIES PROGRAM

12:10 PM – LUNCH

1:30 PM – OPERATION 3 R’S

2:40 PM – MAN, WOMAN AND SIN

4:10 PM – FRECKLES

5:30 PM – HIT PARADE OF 1947

7:00 PM – FAREWELL REMARKS

DAY 05

SEPT 4 – MONDAY

10:00 AM – RESTORED LAUREL & HARDY SHORTS

11:10 AM – SOUNDIES PROGRAM

12:10 PM – LUNCH

1:30 PM – OPERATION 3 R’S

2:40 PM – MAN, WOMAN AND SIN

4:10 PM – FRECKLES

5:30 PM – HIT PARADE OF 1947

7:00 PM – FAREWELL REMARKS

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS & PRESENTATIONS

Presentation on the Soundies

SOUNDIES AND JUKEBOX SHORTS OF THE 1940’S

(60 MIN SESSION) MON SEPT 4TH – 11:10AM

2023 has turned out to be the Year of the Soundie. More than seven decades after the last three-minute musical short was projected on the Panoram, quite literally a jukebox with a screen, these amazing films have seen an equally amazing revival.

Not only did Kino Lorber release a Blu-Ray set of 200 of these mini-musicals, curated by historian Susan Delson, but Mark Cantor, our presenter, published The Soundies: A History and Catalogue of Jukebox Film Shorts from the 1940s. A two volume set of close to 1,000 pages, The Soundies will be the definitive work on these films for years to come.

In our program, author and film historian Mark Cantor presents a full hour of these fascinating shorts, focusing on the amazing diversity found within more than 1,800 releases. From hot jazz, romantic dance music and Western swing; Cuban salsa and polka music; solo vocals and vocal harmony quartets; hillbilly music and plaintive ballads: indeed, Soundies featured all elements of American culture and its racial composition. Join us for a program that will include a great number of true rarities, including some films that have never been seen before in public.

The Man Behind the Monsters Special Presentation

THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTERS

(60 MIN SESSION) SAT SEPT 2ND – 11:10AM

Earlier this year Author Julian David Stone presented a special Evening @ The Barn program at Hollywood Heritage Museum on Junior Laemmle. The sold-out show was so popular that we invited him to present it at Cinecon this year so our attendees could see it as well.

THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTERS will celebrate the legacy of one of Hollywood’s most influential, yet forgotten, film producers: Carl Laemmle, Jr. Known to one and all as simply Junior, at the ripe old age of 21 he was put in charge of Universal Studios and during his reign from 1929 to 1936, he transformed the studio, and was personally responsible for launching one of the most recognizable and enduring cycles of films – The Universal Monsters. 

Julian David Stone, author of the new novel, “It’s Alive!,” which tells the story of Junior’s quest to get the original 1931 film classic “Frankenstein” made, will share a presentation on Junior’s career and life that will include rare photos, documents, film footage, and a few surprises. In addition, there will be copies of Julian’s novel, “It’s Alive!” on sale after the presentation that he will happily sign.

Special Program of Boris Karloff Home Movies

BORIS KARLOFF HOME MOVIES – A WORLD PREMIERE

FRIDAY SEPT 1ST – 10AM

It’s always a treat to show home movies to family and friends. When the home movies are from the collection of famous notables, it’s even more exciting. Cinecon and Hollywood Heritage are honored to have played a part in helping film archivist Eric Grayson in the restoration and preservation of the Karloff Home Movies. Among the celebrities you will see are Frank McHugh, James Gleason, dear Boris and of course his family. As an added thrill, the films will be narrated by Sara Karloff who has recorded her memories especially for this Cinecon presentation.

Special Program of Abbot and Costello Clips

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO RARITIES

FRIDAY SEPT 1ST – 11:35AM

Prepared by Ray Faiola, this collection of choice outtakes, newsreels, trailers and promotional films will be introduced by Richard S. Greene, author of the new book, “Advertising Anarchy! Selling Bud Abbott & Lou Costello To War-Torn America”. Mr. Greene will sign copies of his new book immediately after the screening.

Ernie Kovacs Special Program

THE GENIUS OF ERNIE KOVACS

FRIDAY SEPT 1ST – 5:45PM

A brief look at Television’s Original Genius and his innovative work is introduced by Josh Mills, the Son of Edie Adams who will sign copies of his new book immediately after the screening.

CINECON 59 FILM TITLES

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FEATURES (SOUND)

Poster for Freckles

FRECKLES

1935

 

Poster for film Iron Man 1931

IRON MAN

1931

SOUND VERSION PLUS CLIPS FROM SILENT VERSION

Poster for the 1934 version of the Scarlet Letter

THE SCARLET LETTER

1934

NEWLY RESTORED VERSION

 

FEATURES (SILENT)

Poster for the film The Gold Diggers

THE GOLD DIGGERS

1923

OPENING NIGHT FEATURE

Movie poster for film Annie Laurie

GRAUSTARK

1925

Poster for the film Why Worry?

WHY WORRY?

1923

SHORTS

KINECON

Vintage TV with words Kinecon at Cinecon

This year, our seventh edition of rare broadcast moments, preserved on Kinescope, features some of the greats from the early days of Live Television.

A TRIBUTE TO CBS AND TELEVISION CITY

Our latest installment of Kinecon focuses on the Tiffany Network, its inner workings in New York and California and of the stars that appeared there in the beginning.  Included are pieces from the opening of Television City in 1952, a rare tour of Television City from 1953 featuring Edward R. Murrow and a just found kinescope from 1958 that gives viewers a tour of CBS Broadcast Operations in New York.

Hosted by Sonny Fox, it is an extremely rare episode of “Let’s Take A Trip” of which only a very small reels of kinescopes survive. As we lament the loss of Television City as we knew it for seventy years, we offer tribute and a sad farewell.

Robert Culp Program Operation 3 R's

OPERATION 3 R’S

From the early days of Live Television comes this compelling one hour drama from 1956 that features then new performers Robert Culp, Warren Oates, Arch Johnson and Paul Mazursky. The rare print comes from the Culp Family Archive via UCLA Film And Television Archive and will be introduced by Jason Culp. This has not been seen since its original broadcast on July 4th. 1956.

Free brunch and book signing with nancy Olson

BRUNCH AND BOOK SIGNING WITH NANCY OLSON

Full Festival Pass holders and Sunday Day Pass holders are invited to a free catered brunch on Sunday, September 3rd from 2:00-5:00PM at Brewport Tap House, which is located right around the corner from the theater at 204 Main St. in El Segundo. You must present your lanyard or wrist band in order to attend. Cinecon Honoree Nancy Olson will also be joining us there for her book signing.

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MAKE SURE TO GRAB A PASS TODAY TO LOCK IN THE EARLY BIRD RATE! PLUS A SMALLER VENUE THIS YEAR SO PASSES WILL GO FAST!

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