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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Oops, I Fucked Up: Secret Sunday Matinee Edition

posted by on October 23 at 14:16 PM

The Sprocket Society’s Secret Sunday Matinee, which I recommend because it’s totally fun and weird, is at a special time this Sunday: 4 pm. But in the print edition this week, I forgot to change the time. It says it’s at noon. It is not at noon!

Special time, special movie. From the Sprocket Society via e-mail:

This Sunday’s 4 PM matinee will be a great show, literally a once-in-a-lifetime screening. The Secret Feature is a spectacular 1950s Russian fantasy classic by the great director Alecsandr (Alexander) Ptushko, who lets his imagination and lush colors run riot in one of his most famous films…Extremely rare on any film stock, this particular 16mm print has never once been run through any projector or machine until this Sunday. On low-fade Anscochrome film stock, it is a mint copy stored well since it was struck in the late 1970s. I spliced it together tonight from the original lab cores.


Anyway, sorry everyone!

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So what's with all the mistakes?

Posted by Annie Wagner's Deaf Happy Mother | October 23, 2008 2:17 PM

A classic? This is no secret, this is Sadko! It has to be Sadko.

Posted by Mikki | October 23, 2008 2:34 PM

Uh, they really need to sneak project the never-projected print to check it for scratches and botched splices and the like. Sight unseen, who can say for sure whether it's really in "mint" condition for projection and whether its source print in the 70s was quality to begin with?

Posted by Kaypro | October 23, 2008 3:32 PM

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