I'm not a part of this first one, but The Film Preservation Blogathon is an important event, well worth every mention it can claim. The Blogathon runs from May 13-17 and every contributor posting to it will include a donation button to raise money for the National Film Preservation/EYE Museum project to restore the 1918 one-reel romantic comedy Cupid in Quarantine.
The theme of the posts in this year's blogathon is the very wide topic of Science Fiction. You'll find posts for each day rounded up across the three hosting blogs, beginning with Ferdy on Films, before moving to This Island Rod and then Wonders in the Dark.
A worthwhile cause for film lovers that provides the bonus gift of hours upon hours of new reading in the form of the Blogathon.
I was a late addition to this one, but felt compelled to take yet another excuse to promote my favorite, Employees' Entrance (1933), which I'll do in brief come Saturday morning. I've covered the ins and outs of this title several times in the past, though I'm not sure I've ever stepped far enough away from the movie itself to talk about why I love it so much. National Classic Movie Day presents the perfect excuse to further spread the word about my favorite.
Sure, it's no Citizen Kane, but it's a perfect representation of what I love about classic movies and why I write about the topics that I do.