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Cinefest 34: One of the Best Yet!

Cinefest 34 was held March 13 to 16, 2014 in Syracuse, New York, and after 33 years the festival continues to maintain its high standard of fun with rare films and good friends. In fact, many of this year’s attendees expressed the opinion that the organizers outdid themselves this time with more and better rare films than usual. The films are provided by most of the country’s major film archives such as The Library of Congress, The George Eastman House, UCLA Film and Television Archives, The Museum of Modern Art and others, as well as some private collectors. Some of this year’s highlights were six rare early talkies from Fox Films provided by UCLA and several silent shorts from The Library of Congress. Despite a major snow storm on Wednesday, March 12, that unfortunately affected some folks’ travel plans, the attendance this year still appeared to be very good, with several first-timers showing up.

  • icon Posted: April 29

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