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The Next Marathon will be held Presidents' Day Weekend 2019 at the Somerville Theater, Somerville Massachusetts.
It will be preceded by the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival at the same venue.


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Mar 5th, 2017 at 4:03pm

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Start 'em up!



Here's a couple - rebook KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS and WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME short!
 
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Reply #1 - Mar 9th, 2017 at 12:27pm

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I'm still hoping we can see The Last Man On Earth (1924) silent film with live music accompaniment. Or even Woman In The Moon.
Maybe one of the Dr Who movies too.

Nothing wrong with repeats but there are still a bunch of ones never shown. Hey we can get to Revenge Of The Creature now that we've had the original one shown.
 

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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 5:42pm

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Given the rather uninspiring titles on this list, Rollerball seems like it might be a good choice.

2019, at least, seems to have better options.
 
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Reply #3 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 1:43pm

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I like ROLLERBALL as an idea for next year.

The 1975 original is one of those movies that even Marathon old-timers probably think must have shown by now. It hasn't. I came close to nailing down a vintage 35mm print, but, that's another whole long story involving OJ Simpson of all people!


Jay Seaver wrote on Mar 11th, 2017 at 5:42pm:
Given the rather uninspiring titles on this list, Rollerball seems like it might be a good choice.

2019, at least, seems to have better options.

 
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Reply #4 - Mar 16th, 2017 at 1:58am

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Would like to put a plug in for Green Slime, it's so bad everybody would have fun with it. Would like to see Midnight Special, I would rather have seen it than The Giant Papier Mache Boulder.
 
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Reply #5 - Dec 8th, 2017 at 4:41pm

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How about an all LONG movies mini-thon!? 2001, Russian SOLARIS, INTERSTELLAR. Great for a looooooooooong middle of the night nap!
 
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Reply #6 - Dec 9th, 2017 at 5:41pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Dec 8th, 2017 at 4:41pm:
How about an all LONG movies mini-thon!? 2001, Russian SOLARIS, INTERSTELLAR. Great for a looooooooooong middle of the night nap!





How about an all serial marathon. Radar Men From the Moon was around 200 minutes, if the rest of them were in that neighborhood, it would fit your criteria.
 
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Reply #7 - Dec 11th, 2017 at 6:06pm

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In years gone by this would have been an active topic as of months ago. Not just a few posts in March and a couple this month.
Of course now there is no such thing as an active topic. But thanks for trying LA.

I am sure that  the worker bees have roughed out a basic list already, so this is more than a little late.

The other two fests that I frequent are a little more interested in relatively new films than Boston, so I have made the following suggestion already to CLE and Columbus. But I do expect to come to my natal town Boston's festival again this this year - so -

The chief reviewer for the NYT, A.O. Scott, listed a movie that I had missed,‘WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES’ in his ten best of the year list.
I quote, "Never has human extinction seemed so richly merited, and rarely has digital ingenuity been put to such sublime use."
The first two in the series RISE and DAWN were among the best dystopias for plot, action, character, setting and any other characteristics you want to name, ever filmed. Scott put #3 as even better.
I would like any of the three. All three? would be far too much of a good thing even for Cleveland a 30 hour festival and would definitely overload Boston,  but I would happily watch whatever made it to any fest.
 

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Reply #8 - Dec 11th, 2017 at 6:14pm

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And responding to the LOONG post.
How about a night or two in the  festival buildup to the marathon showing serials? Or long films?
Not necessarily a crowd pleaser, but if you did serials you could give free popcorn and play up the camp aspect.
I am an old fart and expect to spend an overabundance of time at one or another of the Festival shows. I'd come.
 

Thars only two possibilities:Thar is life out there in the universe which is smarter than we are,or we're the most intelligent life in the universe.Either way, it's a mighty sobering thought-WaltKelly
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Reply #9 - Jan 2nd, 2018 at 3:03pm

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I've put out the call on my lists for women-led films, including actors, directors, and editors. I'll be adding to the suggestion thread as they come in:

Turbo Kid: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3672742/?ref_=ttls_li_tt

Tank Girl (last showed 20 years ago): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114614/

Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond):
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019901/

What else do folks have?
 
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Reply #10 - Jan 4th, 2018 at 1:32am

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One last late minute suggestion, how about the Wallace and Gromit short: A Grand Day Out.
 
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Reply #11 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:16am

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I'm always ready to do live music for 'Frau im Mond' if it ever gets scheduled. Besides being a wild early sci-fi story, it's one of the most underrated films of the silent era. And even though the full-length version clocks in at nearly three hours, I've found it always kills when presented as Lang originally intended: in its original cut, in a restored print, and in a theater and with live music. C'mon, let's do it! Shared experiences like these are the reason the Marathon exists, as they're impossible to recreate in someone's living room.
 
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Reply #12 - Jan 12th, 2018 at 12:16pm

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ANY time Jeff plays for us, it is THE highlight of the event! I know we are working on something that may play this year. Hope it works out.


Jeff Rapsis wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:16am:
I'm always ready to do live music for 'Frau im Mond' if it ever gets scheduled. Besides being a wild early sci-fi story, it's one of the most underrated films of the silent era. And even though the full-length version clocks in at nearly three hours, I've found it always kills when presented as Lang originally intended: in its original cut, in a restored print, and in a theater and with live music. C'mon, let's do it! Shared experiences like these are the reason the Marathon exists, as they're impossible to recreate in someone's living room.

 
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Reply #13 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:47am

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Never seen Frau im Mond, I’ld love to see it at the ‘thon this year. I heard it was nixed last year because of length.
 
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Reply #14 - Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:40pm

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Jeff Rapsis wrote on Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:16am:
I'm always ready to do live music for 'Frau im Mond' if it ever gets scheduled. Besides being a wild early sci-fi story, it's one of the most underrated films of the silent era. And even though the full-length version clocks in at nearly three hours, I've found it always kills when presented as Lang originally intended


Lile wrote on Jan 13th, 2018 at 1:47am:
Never seen Frau im Mond, I’d love to see it at the ‘thon this year.


     With all due respect to my dear pal Jeff: Lile, you really dont want to see this movie, because it sucks, sucks, sucks.  It's boring, over-long, dated CRAP.
     But, you know, dont listen to me: no one does.  Get bored out of your mind watching this fiasco of a snoozefest.  And dont complain to me as you slog your way into Hour Two (which feels like Hour Five) & ask yourself when this POS is ever going to end.  It never does!  And I'll be right there to remind you that youd "love to see it!"
     Fortunately, I doubt it will be booked.  And if it is, for some suicidal reason, itll be digital, because of course it will, because everything mostly is now, right?
 

I have seen the future, and it is sucky digital....
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