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Remembering Roger Mayer

19 hours ago

When Martin Scorsese presented him with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2005, I’m sure many people watching the Oscarcast around the world had no idea who Roger Mayer was. Hollywood insiders and the community of film archivists knew him well as a fair-minded business executive and a generous benefactor. I was lucky enough to call him a friend. Roger suffered a heart attack on Tuesday at 89. He had a bout of health problems last year that had many of us worried but he eventually rallied, so this news comes as a shock. Roger belied his age for many years, chairing meetings with vigor and enthusiasm and raising funds for causes he cared about. My wife and I learned...

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Grand Finale For Cinefest

24 March 2015 6:17 PM, PDT

After 35 years, the Cinefest in Syracuse, New York has come to an end, following a grand finale this past weekend. Four days of nonstop screenings, browsing the dealer’s rooms, and hanging out with old friends made it worth traveling to Central New York in the dead of winter.  Naturally, it was a bittersweet occasion for me and other longtime attendees. We’ve looked forward to this movie binge every year, but the “boys and girls” of the Syracuse Cinephile Society are entitled to rest on their laurels after working so hard to entertain us all these years.   As usual, the bill of fare was wide and varied, including one-of-a-kind 16mm prints from private collectors (including...

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