TCM Classic Film Festival – Join Us There!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

The first annual TCM Classic Film Festival is being held from April 22nd through 25th in Los Angeles, and yours truly will be venturing across out great nation to attend. My pal Randy and I will load into his pick-up, make the trek from Texas to Hollyweird, and stop for some steak in Amarillo along the way. Hopefully we can avoid making a wrong turn and ending up in South Central or some other nightmare reserved for white tourists.

Turner Classic Movies has never held a major film festival before, even though they’ve been around since 1994. They’re making up for lost time, though, bringing in such luminaries as Alec Baldwin, Martin Landau, Tim Roth, Ernest Borgnine, and Anjelika Huston to introduce films and participate in Q&A sessions. Leonard Maltin will also be there, and I’m curious to see if he’s as much of a badass in real life as he appears on television.

Movies will be shown at the following locations (with panel discussions taking place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel):

If you’re planning on attending the TCM Classic Film Festival, be sure and drop me a line at onlygoodmovies[at]gmail[dot]com. Maybe we can get together for a drink and discuss some movies.

Below, I’ve listed the movies I’m currently interested in seeing at the festival, and that’s followed by Randy’s current itinerary. If nothing else, this should give you an idea of the variety of films being offered.

SHANE’S CURRENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 22nd

Casablanca (10pm-12am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Friday, April 23rd

The Big Trail (12:30pm-2:50pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 3)

Jubal (3:15pm-5:30pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

The Day of the Triffids (12am-1:50am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Saturday, April 24th

Sunset Blvd. (9am-11:15am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

North by Northwest (2:45pm-5:35pm at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)

Singin’ in the Rain (7pm-9:05pm at The Egyptian Theatre)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (9:15pm-11:25pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

The Bride of Frankenstein (12am-1:30am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Sunday, April 25th

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (10:30am-2pm at Grauman’s Chinese Theater)

Saboteur (3:30pm-5:50pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Some Like It Hot (7:15pm-9:45pm at The Egyptian Theater)

RANDY’S CURRENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 22nd

Casablanca (10pm-12am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Friday, April 23rd

2001 (9:15am to noon)

The Big Trail (12:30pm-2:50pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 3)

Jubal (3:15pm-5:30pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Top Hat (9:30pm to 11:20pm)

The Day of the Triffids (12am-1:50pm at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Saturday, April 24th

Sunset Blvd. (9am-11:15am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Pillow Talk (12:15pm to 2:20pm)

North by Northwest (2:45pm-5:35pm at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)

Singin’ in the Rain (7pm-9:05pm at The Egyptian Theatre)

The Bride of Frankenstein (12am-1:30am at Mann’s Chinese 6 House 1)

Sunday, April 25th

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (10:30am-2pm at Grauman’s Chinese Theater)

The King of Comedy (3pm to 5:20pm)

Some Like It Hot (7:15pm-9:45pm at The Egyptian Theater)

Individual tickets are available for each event, or you can buy a pass for unlimited viewing. If you’d like to know more about the first ever TCM Classic Film Festival, just click on the link.

And assuming I can get the damned laptop to work, I’ll try to provide some thoughts from the road and in-between portions of the event. It’s gonna be a crazy week, and I hope to see you there!

(Note to Randy: If you see Rutger Hauer or Sean Bean hitchhiking, just keep on driving.)

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April 16, 2010

Elise

I’m going too. Our schedules over lap in places. I’d love to hear peoples thoughts about things I can’t get to. We need a twitter hash tag, or a whrrl, so we’ll all get as much as we can. I was thinking TCMFEST as a hash tag.

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