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Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby moira finnie » December 14th, 2010, 8:15 am

Huzzah!! Break out the champagne!

I am pleased to announce that the San Francisco Film Critics Circle has awarded our member Elliot, the renowned Dewey1960, the Marlon Riggs Award, "honoring a Bay Area filmmaker or individual who represents courage and innovation in the world of cinema, [choosing] Elliot Lavine, a teacher, exhibitor, and repertory curator who has brought fresh attention to neglected films."

The critics chose Elliot "in recognition of his two decades of film programming, his revival of rare archival and independent titles, and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir and pre-Production Code features." You can read more about this well-deserved nod here.

I am so pleased for you and know this is well-deserved. What an honor to have you among our members here at the SSO!

Dewey, will you still say "hi" on the streets when passing by? :wink:
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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby knitwit45 » December 14th, 2010, 8:37 am

Wow! And then again....we ALWAYS knew Dewey is a class act!!!

Congrats to the Dewmeister!!!!

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby ChiO » December 14th, 2010, 9:05 am

What would the Film World be without Prof. Dewey?


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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby movieman1957 » December 14th, 2010, 9:18 am

This is wonderful news. Congratulations.

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby klondike » December 14th, 2010, 10:07 am

Good on you, old friend! :D :D :D
Seems like only yesterday, you & I were kickin' around down on the beach with Roland Orzibal & the guys, and now, there you are . . . sittin' in the Big Chair !
8) 8) 8)
Take a bow! :mrgreen:

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby MissGoddess » December 14th, 2010, 11:43 am

Congratulations, Dewey!
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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby Dewey1960 » December 14th, 2010, 10:04 pm

Thanks, everyone, your words of congratulation are really gratifying!! This is a wonderful moment for me and I'm thrilled to be sharing it with my old pals here at the Oasis! It's all a little distracting at the moment, but I'm sure things will settle down in a day or two. Until then, I'm still in Party Mode!!
Thanks again, all! (Especially you, Moira, for your dramatically wonderful post, and you, ChiO for posting KMD.)

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby charliechaplinfan » December 15th, 2010, 4:24 pm

Congratulations,you deserve it. I only wished that I lived nearer so I could come to one of your screenings.
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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby Dewey1960 » December 15th, 2010, 8:35 pm

Thanks, Alison - I really wish I could get you and your whole wonderful family on an airplane to San Francisco to join in the fun. Maybe someday.
Good luck with all you're going through right now; my thoughts are with you.

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby Lzcutter » December 15th, 2010, 10:09 pm


What incredible news and so deserved!!! You've done a great job of bringing some very obscure films out of the shadows and into the bright light of the projector!

Congratulations and Marco and I are looking forward to your return! (And ChiO's)
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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby sandykaypax » December 16th, 2010, 3:23 pm

WOW! Congratulations, Dewey!

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby Ann Harding » December 17th, 2010, 10:21 am

I have never heard of that Award -being tucked away on the other side of the planet. But, receive all my congratulations, Dewey!!! :)

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby kingrat » December 17th, 2010, 1:02 pm

Congratulations! The people who restore films, preserve them, exhibit them, talk and write about them, and bring them to the widest possible audience are heroes. And this means DEWEY!!!

At least one group of critics got a major award right this year!

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Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby Birdy » January 3rd, 2011, 12:01 am

oops, a little late, that is so me...but...

CONGRATS, Dewey! I've learned so much from you and wish I were in your neck of the woods to come to a screening. Maybe we'll wander that way one of these days. I hope this honor made your holidays even better. You deserve it/


Re: Dewey1960 Conquers the World!

Postby feaito » January 10th, 2011, 10:34 pm

My belated congrats to the one and only -Noir King- Mr. Dewey!!! Cheers!!!

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