Events:


2017

Friday, September 22, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker, CinemaLit Film Series, Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post Street, San Francisco
415/393-0116, www.milibrary.org/events/cinemalit-film-series
Screening: Humoresque (1946) starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield

Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker, CinemaLit Film Series, Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post Street, San Francisco
415/393-0116, www.milibrary.org/events/cinemalit-film-series
Screening: Mata Hari (1931) starring Greta Garbo and Ramon Novarro


2016

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:30 pm

Book signing and introduction, "Joan Blondell: Blonde Crazy" retrospective
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310/206-8013, www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2016/blonde-crazy-joan-blondell
Screening: Blondie Johnson (1933), Blonde Crazy (1931), and Big City Blues (1932)

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 pm

Guest Speaker, Marie Dressler Celebration Dinner, Dressler Museum reopening
Woodlawn Inn, Cobourg, Ontario
647-638-3025, www.mariedressler.ca/news

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker, CinemaLit Film Series, Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post Street, San Francisco
415/393-0116, www.milibrary.org/events/now-voyager-1942-feb-12-2016
Screening: Now, Voyager (1942) starring Bette Davis and Paul Henreid


2015

Friday, April 10, 2015, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker, CinemaLit Film Series, Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post Street, San Francisco
415/393-0116, www.milibrary.org/events/grand-hotel-apr-10-2015
Screening: Grand Hotel (1932) starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, and Lionel Barrymore
Plus book signing of Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory, Kennedy's biography of Grand Hotel's director

Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker, CinemaLit Film Series, Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post Street, San Francisco
415/393-0116, www.milibrary.org/events/night-moves-1975-mar-20-2015
Screening: Night Moves (1975) starring Gene Hackman and Jennifer Warren


2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 7:00 pm

Book signing and reading with clips, Roadshow!
Folio Books
3957 - 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
415/821-3477
www.foliosf.com


Saturday, April 12, 2014, 7:00 pm

Book signing and reading with clips, Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s
The Regulator Bookshop
720 - 9th Street, Durham, NC
919/286-2700
www.regulatorbookshop.com/event/matthew-kennedy


Saturday, February 1 – Friday, February 7, 2014
"Roadshow: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s" five film series based on the book,
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street, New York
212/708-9400
Press Release
Film Schedule

Kennedy will introduce the following screenings:

Saturday, February 1
Gigi (1958) at 1:30 and Finian's Rainbow (1968) at 4:30

Book signing at 7:30

Funny Girl (1968) at 8:30

Sunday, February 2
Camelot (1967) at 2:00 and Cabaret (1972) at 6:15


Friday, February 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker, CinemaLit Film Series, Mechanics' Institute Library
57 Post Street, San Francisco
415/393-0100 rsvp@milibrary.org
www.milibrary.org
Screening: Caged (1950) starring Eleanor Parker and Agnes Moorehead


Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 pm

Book signing and reading, Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
310/659-3110
booksoup.com


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