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."

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Review: Red Cliff, Review: The Strip, Review: A Single Man, More more >
  Topics: This Just In , Movies, Metropolis, H.P. Lovecraft,  More more >
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   LIBERAL WARRIOR  |  April 10, 2013
    When it comes to his signature issues — climate change, campaign finance reform, tax fairness — Whitehouse makes little secret of his approach: marshal the facts, hammer the Republicans, and embarrass them into action.
    A key Brown University oversight committee has voted to recommend the school divest from coal, delivering a significant victory to student climate change activists.
  •   HACKING POLITICS: A GUIDE  |  April 03, 2013
    Last year, the Internet briefly upended everything we know about American politics.
  •   BREAK ON THROUGH  |  March 28, 2013
    When I spoke with Treasurer Gina Raimondo this week, I opened with the obligatory question about whether she'll run for governor. "I'm seriously considering it," she said. "But I think as you know — we've talked about it before — I have little kids: a six-year-old, an eight-year-old. I'm a mother. It's a big deal."
  •   THE LIBERAL CASE FOR GUNS  |  March 27, 2013
    The school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut spurred hope not just for sensible gun regulation, but for a more nuanced discussion of America's gun culture. Neither wish has been realized.

 See all articles by: DAVID SCHARFENBERG