Friday, October 03, 2014

TCM Announces 2015 Festival Dates and Theme

It's an exciting time for everyone planning to attend the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, as TCM has made several key announcements regarding its sixth annual festival.

Next year's festival will move up from April to March and be held in Hollywood from March 26th through 29th, 2015.

The 2015 festival theme is "History According to Hollywood."

The TCM press release says, in part, "Hollywood has found endless inspiration in re-creating historical moments and bringing to life the heroes and villains of the past, creating a form of time travel for audiences through the ages and around the world. These films, however, are not always true to the historical record. Filmmakers have often created works about the past that are a reflection of the period in which they were made, or change facts to suit a particular storyline. The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will explore how cinema has shaped how we view – and remember – history."

TCM has posted a wonderful one-minute promotional video for next year's festival. It even features my friends Aurora and Kellee!

As in years past, the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will serve as festival headquarters.

Screenings will be held at the Chinese and Egyptian Theatres along with the Chinese 6 Multiplex. Last year Disney's beautiful El Capitan Theatre had an expanded role, hosting screenings for an entire day, so hopefully that will be the case again in 2015.

Festival passes will go on sale in November. The prices, which are also listed in the press release, have increased slightly this year; they range from $299 to $1649 per person. The "Classic" pass which seems to be the most popular among my acquaintances will be $599 next near.

Those interested in attending will want to bookmark the festival website and follow the festival's Twitter account.

I cannot recommend the TCM Classic Film Festival highly enough for anyone who loves classic films. The combination of seeing beautiful prints in historic venues alongside other classic film fans cannot be surpassed. It feels like a big reunion, and TCM puts on a very classy experience in every way.

Please visit my 2014 Festival in Review, including the links at the bottom of the post, for a look at the festival experience. Potential festival attendees can also check out my 2013 Festival in Review.

I'll be sharing additional information about the festival as it develops!


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