Friday, March 16, 2012

Did you see Street of Forgotten Men at Cinefest ?

If you were at Cinefest 32 and saw last night's presentation of The Street of Forgotten Men, this blog would love to hear from you. Please post your thoughts or observations about the film and its screening in the comments field below. What did you think?

The image below depicts actor Percy Marmont  (left) and director Herbert Brenon on the set of the film in May, 1925. More background on the movie at

1 comment:

  1. Alas, Issues made this undoable for me. ... For a sense of the atmosphere, Google "Dispatch from Cinefest 2011". (The author screens films at the Dryden Theatre for a living.)

    I've inadvertently learned that an acclaimed documentary called "On the Bowery" (D: Lionel Rogosin) was shot during Brooks's final summer/early fall in New York City. It's on the National Film Registry. And now on Blu-ray. (Damn! "Street" coulda been a contender for the Blu-ray!)

    P.S. It'll be Louise vs. Brooks for Rochester's Congressional District seat this November. That's Democratic incumbent Louise Slaughter (first elected in 1986) (only the second Louise elected to Congress) versus Republican challenger Maggie Brooks (three-term County Executive, first woman elected to the post). Perhaps there'll be lawn signs that say, "YES LOUISE BROOKS NO".

    Across the street from Eastman House stands St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The organist there throughout Brooks's tenure in Rochester, David Craighead, died yesterday. He was also an Eastman School of Music organ professor and department head (Keyboard) from 1955 to 1992.

    *sigh* Rogosin and Craighead were born two days apart in January, 1924.


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