What a great couple of weeks to be a classic film fan in Southern California!
The 18th Annual Noir City Film Festival wrapped up Sunday evening, and tomorrow the TCM Classic Film Festival gets underway!
I'm heading to Hollywood bright and early this morning for a full day of pre-festival activities, including the annual TCM press conference this afternoon. The press conference will feature Ben Mankiewicz along with several key TCM executives.
The movies start rolling Thursday evening! My tentative picks from the festival schedule may be found in this post.
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Then look for in-depth blog coverage on the festival beginning next week!
For those not fortunate enough to be attending this year's festival, my latest ClassicFlix column has suggestions for programming a "Best of the TCM Classic Film Festival" lineup at home!
My look at TCM's May schedule is set to run at the end of the week, so check back here during the festival for new content!
In addition to extensive coverage of the TCM Classic Film Festival, there's much more ahead here in the weeks to come, including:
*Coverage of the final evening of the Noir City Film Festival
*A look at TCM's May Star of the Month, Robert Ryan
*A visit to Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, the final resting place of many great filmmakers
*A photo tour of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum on Hollywood Boulevard
*A preview of this year's Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, being held next month in Palm Springs
*Information on FilmStruck, the new streaming venture from TCM and the Criterion Collection which was announced yesterday
*A preview of the July schedule on Turner Classic Movies
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*Numerous Warner Archive DVD and Blu-ray reviews, plus a review of the new Olive Films release of TRY AND GET ME (1950)
*Reviews of the Marvel films THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) and the new CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR (2016), which opens May 6th
*And a giant Around the Blogosphere classic film link roundup!
May will be a busy month here at Laura's Miscellaneous Musings, so please check back often!
Update: The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival in Review.