I've attended a lot of film festivals—sat in the dark from 8 a.m. to midnight over a period of two weeks—come out like a zombie. Been to Toronto, Puerto Rico, Austin, Chicago, China—film festivals all over the world in all kinds of places. I've been to specialized festivals, like the Polish Film Festival, the Vampire Film Festival, Outfest and others. I love movies, and love the experience of going to watch them in a big theater on a big screen.
Nothing is more fun than the line-up for this festival.
Not only does this mix all kind of classics and allow people to see them like it was meant to be seen, but the movies are being played on some of the best movie screens in the world, like the Egyptian and Chinese Theaters.
Not only that, but people who were in, or were responsible behind-the-scenes, are planning to speak to the audience and give some insights to the making of the films.
Celebs such as Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss,filmmaker William Friedkin, producer and composer Quincy Jones, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, songwriter/composer Richard Sherman, composer Carl Davis. are scheduled to attend.
Located in the historic lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (where the first Academy Awards were held in the ballroom), Club TCM will feature a remarkable slate that includes live interviews with classic film stars, filmmakers and craftspeople; exhibits of movie-inspired artwork and Hollywood artifacts; discussions with film critics and movie experts and special events marking TCM's 20th Anniversary.
The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival is set to take place Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13, in Hollywood.
There will also be presentations as Judy Garland: A Legendary Film Career, with author John Fricke; Mom and the Movies, with film critic Richard Corliss launching his brand new book; Hollywood Home Movies from the Academy Film Archive, featuring several special guests; and 20 Years of TCM On-Air.
It's the 20th anniversary of TCM so review the at-least 20 incredible reasons that I think you should check this out!
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is available in more than 85 million homes. It is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. The theme is Family in the Movies: The Ties that Bind. The four-day festival will showcase on-screen clans of all types – big and small, happy and imperfect, musical and dramatic.
Has your family ever seen The Wizard of Oz on the big screen? It's truly magical. Have you ever seen Freaks that has been banned across the world when it first came out? Did you know that the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers was filmed locally (a lot of it was!)
Check out the list!
The prices are reasonable and can be bought at http://www.tcm.com/festival.