Every once in a while I'll post about a venue I wish we had in our area, particularly those that screen a diverse array of cool films. Perhaps one of the best out there is the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Being a photography/film archive they must have access to a pretty incredible collection, and their film calendar certainly indicates that this is the case. Occasionally I have a look to see what they are up to, and to consequently torture myself by learning of the fantastic programs I am unable to attend. The wonderful thing about the Eastman House is that they provide such a mix of films, including everything from Kurosawa to Sam Raimi. This summer they have outdone themselves with an event that is just beyond all expectations . . . they are having a Tom Atkins weekend!!
On Friday July 16th they are screening The Fog and Halloween III, and Saturday, July 17th they are having a Fred Dekker combo with Monster Squad and Night of the Creeps. Both days Atkins will be in attendance! On the second night he will be joined by Dekker! This may be the coolest idea any prestigious film repository has ever implemented. Way to go Eastman House! In case you're curious Rochester is 10 hours and 35 minutes from Hampton Roads : )