There was the Cleveland Confidential Book Tour, a night of readings by three aging punk rockers from the Sixth City. On the anniversary of Providence horror writer H.P. Lovecraft's death, he screened a modern-day silent-film adaptation of Lovecraft's novella The Call of Cthulu.

But this may be Dvorchak's biggest undertaking yet. The Film Cooperative owned some 1000 films — about 930 still unaccounted for. He is still waiting on several libraries to crack open their closets and plumb their basements for the brown cases with orange stickers.

He says he'll take old celluloid from high schools and colleges, too. Anyone, really. "Please, please, get in touch," he says. "Happy to take it off your hands."

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