Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Saturday brings us the start of Dave Kehr's curated series "3-D Summer" (running through July 4), which celebrates the 100th Anniversary of 3-D motion pictures with three superb film treasures that must been seen on the big screen. I'll be covering Saturday's East Coast Premiere of Flicker Alley & the 3-D Film Archive's 3-D Rarities and John Wayne in Hondo (its first 3-D showing in New York since 1954); Bob Furmanek of the 3-D Film Archive will be introducing the Rarities show and Gretchen Wayne will present Hondo. Watch this space next week for the post. Sunday the 14th features a newly-restored presentation of the musical favorite Kiss Me Kate. There are a number of showtimes for these three films during the festival and I urge you to try and catch one or all.
American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, California
Don't feel left out, California. You've got an entire weekend of dimensional entertainment to yourselves as the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre presents "The Golden Age of 3-D" in a whirlwind four day event that begins on Thursday, June 11 with the West Coast premiere of 3-D Rarities (with an in-person appearance by Slick Slavin!) paired on a double bill with Arch Oboler's The Bubble (restored by the 3-D Film Archive). Also on tap Friday through Sunday are double bills with such classics as House of Wax, The Mad Magician, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, Kiss Me Kate, Miss Sadie Thompson, and Inferno. If I was in California, I know where I'd be this weekend.