Schedule

Our schedule for the 2017 Western New York Film Expo is announced below. We’re featuring two screening rooms, which will bring a wide variety of classic films and vintage TV shows.

The schedules below are divided between Main Screening Room and Screening Room ‘B’. Lunch and dinner breaks are indicated, too.

Take a look!

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Main Screening Room Schedule –

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 ~

12 noon – All the King’s Horses (1935) – Starring Carl Brisson, Edward Everett Horton, Mary Ellis, Katherine DeMille, and Eugene Paulette – 86 minutes.

1:45 pm – City Streets (1931) – Starring Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, Winne Gibson, William Boyd – 82 minutes.

3:30 pm – The Great Chase (1963) – Compilation of classic silent era stars such as Fairbanks, Sr., Hart, and the greatest, Buster Keaton! – 81 minutes.

5 pm – Hot Water (1924) – Starring Harold Lloyd, with musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis – 55 minutes.

5:30 pm – Dinner Break

7 pm – Professor Beware (1938) – Starring Harold Lloyd – 93 minutes.

8:30 pm – The Glenn Miller Story (1954) – Starring James Stewart, June Allyson, and Louis Armstrong in a beautiful I.B. Technicolor original – 115 minutes.

10:45 pm – Mr. Moto’s Last Warning (1939) – Starring Peter Lorre, George Sanders, Ricardo Cortez, and Virginia Field – 71 minutes.

12 midnight – The Flying Serpent (1946) – Starring George Zucco, Ralph Lewis, and Hope Kramer – 59 minutes.

 

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 ~

9 am – Too Many Crooks (1959) – Starring Terry-Thomas, George Cole, and Brenda Debanzi in a hilarious black comedy crime caper from England – 86 minutes.

10:30 am – Five Star Final (1931) – Starring Edward G. Robinson, Boris Karloff, Marion Marsh, and H.B. Warner – 89 minutes.

12 noon – Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917) – John Barrymore, with a live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis.

1 pm – The Power and the Glory (1933) – Starring Spencer Tracy and Colleen Moore – 76 minutes.

2:15 pm – Banjo on My Knee (1936) – Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joel Mcrea, and Buddy Ebson – 95 minutes.

3:30 pm – Green for Danger (1946) – Starring Alastair Sim – 91 minutes.

5 pm – Animation Session #1

5:30 pm – Dinner Break

7 pm – In the Zone with Rod Serling, Part 2 – “Rod Serling’s Time Travels” – Hosted by Mike Pipher.

9 pm – Laurel and Hardy Restorations and Rarities, including ~

9:30 pm – Twilight Zone, “Once Upon a Time”, originally aired Dec. 15, 1961 – Starring Buster Keaton.

10 pm – The Navigator (1924) – Starring Buster Keaton, with a live musical score by Jeff Rapsis – approximately 60 minutes.

11 pm – The Juggernaut (1953) – Highlights – Directed by Ralph Ince, and starring Anita Stewert and Earle Williams in a train-wreck drama – approximately 20 minutes.

11:30 pm – Fog Island (1945) – starring George Zucco and Lionel Atwill – 72 minutes.

 

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 ~

9 am – We Go Fast (1941) – American action film directed by William C. McGann – 64 minutes

10:15 am – The Studio Murder Mystery (1929) – Warner Oland and Neil Hamilton – 62 minutes.

11:15 am – Night and the City (1950) – Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney – 95 minutes.

1:15 pm – Hot Water (1924) – Starring Harold Lloyd – approximately 56 minutes.

2 pm – The Trial (1962) – Directed by Orson Welles, starring Anthony Perkins – 119 minutes.

4 pm – The Lost World (1925) – With a musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis – approximately 55 minutes.

5 pm – Shorts Program

5:45 pm – Dinner Break

7 pm – Animation Specialties, Session #2 – Approximately 60 minutes,

8 pm – Zaza (1923) – Starring Gloria Swanson, and directed by Alan Dwan – 60 minutes.

9:30 pm – Curtain Up (1952) – Margaret Rutherford and Robert Morley – 81 minutes.

11 pm – You Never Can Tell (1951) – Dick Powell as a dog reincarnated into a man! – 78 minutes.

 

Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017 ~

9 am – Burn ‘Em Up Barnes (1921) – Starring Johnny Hines – 74 minutes.

10:30 am – All the Troubles of the World (1978) – Adapted from the short story by Isaac Asimov – 25 minutes.

11 am – All Summer in a Day (1982) – Based on the short story by Ray Bradbury – 25 minutes.

11:25 am – The Ray Bradbury Theatre, “The Veldt”, originally aired Nov. 10, 1989 and adapted from the short story by Ray Bradbury – 25 minutes.

11:50 am – The Ray Bradbury Theatre, “Zero Hour”, originally aired Jan. 10, 1992 and adapted from the short story by Ray Bradbury – 25 minutes

12:30 pm – Olden Days Coat (1981) – This could have been a Twilight Zone episode! – 25 minutes.

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Screening Room “B” Schedule –

Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 ~

1 pm – It’s in the Bag (1945) – Fred Allen, with guests Jack Benny, Victor Moore, Rudy Vallee, Robert Benchley, Jerry Colona, Sidney Toler – 90 minutes.

2:30 pm to 9:30 pm – TBA

9:45 pm – Shorts Program and Dudley Dickerson Tribute ~

10:45 pm – The Music Box (1932) – Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in their Oscar-winning classic short.

11:15 pm – TBA

 

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 ~

10 am – Heaven’s Above (1963) – Starring Peter Sellers – 113 minutes.

12 noon – Lunch Break

2 pm – The Leather Pushers (1940) – Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, and Shemp Howard – 64 minutes.

3:15 pm – Beau Hunks (1931) – Starring Laurel and Hardy – 40 minutes.

4 pm – The Arabian Shrieks (1931) – Joe Smith and Charles Dale in their version of Beau Hunks – 20 minutes.

5 pm – The S.S. Malaria (1930) – Smith and Dale on a luxury cruise – 20 minutes.

5:30 pm – Dinner Break

7 pm – A Salute to the Ladies – Comediennes in starring roles ~

  • Weary Winnie – Starring Ethel Gibson
  • Sennett Comedy – Starring Louise Fazenda
  • Sailor Maid (1937) – Starring Polly Moran in a comedy short

8 pm – Glamour For Sale (1945) – Crime film directed by D. Ross Lederman, and starring Anita Louise, Roger Pryor, and Paul Fix – 57 minutes.

9:15 pm – The Black Raven (1943) – George Zucco, and Glenn Strange.

10:15 pm – Open Screening – Repeats and Requests

 

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 ~

10:30 am – Don’t Get Personal (1942) – Starring Hugh Herbert as the owner of the Whippet Pickles Company, and Mischa Auer and Jane Frazee as the bickering couple whose radio show is sponsored by the pickle company. A merry mix-up ensues! – 60 minutes.

11:30 am – The Rheingold Theatre, “The Awakening”, originally aired July 14, 1954 – Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and James Hayter star in a dramatic adaptation of Gogol’s short story “The Overcoat”.

12 noon – Lunch Break

1 pm – Hal Roach Rarities, including ~

  • Thundering Tenors (1931) – A 2-reel comedy starring Charley Chase as a radio singer who messes up a dinner party.
  • What A Bozo! (1931) – A 2-reel comedy starring Charley Chase as a guy who neglects his girlfriend and sings “Smile When The Raindrops Fall”.
  • Rhapsody In Brew (1933) – A two-reel comedy starring Billy Gilbert and Billy Bletcher as “the Schmaltz Brothers”, who are tricked into buying a beer garden.
  • Next Week-End (1934) – A two-reel Hal Roach comedy starring Will Stanton as a drunk who livens up a dull nightclub. Many other Roach stars are in the cast, too!

2:30 pm – Open Screening – Repeats and Requests

 

Monday, Labor Day, Sept. 4, 2017 ~

1 pm – Western NY Movie Expo ends – Thank you for coming!

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Schedules from our past festivals –

WNY Film Expo Schedule – 2016

 

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