we're a year old today and ava gardner is here with cake!
it was a year ago today that i embarked on this enterprise and it has turned out to be more than i could have reasonably hoped for. the past year has seen the establishment of our starlite cinema series and the unstoppable juggernaut that is queue de grâce. i have forged some great relationships out of all this, most especially with the fine folks at the paramount theater and bryce, who runs the show over at things that don't suck. i managed to attend five festivals. i took in a couple hundred movies in the past year, including some incredible new discoveries. i regret that our criterion podcast has been on the back burner for so long, but after my computer was stolen that had all our work stored on it i admit it took the wind out of my sails. i promise everyone, especially bobby, that it is not forgotten. otherwise, i couldn't be more pleased with how things are working out.
to celebrate this first anniversary i have just launched an accompanying tumblr blog called vitagraph hall. its main function will be to serve as a repository for images and other miscellany that serve no practical purpose over here. if you're on tumblr, feel free to follow us or pass it along to friends who might enjoy it. there's always the facebook page as well, if you are interested in our events and more immediate and interactive vitagraph action. in an effort to expand the scope of our mission to encourage cinematic discovery, there are also one or two other ideas i am working on for the near future and i will keep you posted as to how those are going as soon as i can. in the meantime, thank you for reading and participating here. i sincerely appreciate everyone for coming along for the last year and i look forward to what's next with you folks. now, let's have cake.