I’m thrilled to be attending the TCM Film Festival this year. The schedule has presented attendees with an astonishing embarrassment of riches! The problem has been deciding what to see. I seriously wish I could clone myself and attend everything.
Here is my tentative game plan:
Thursday, April 28th
1:00pm The People Behind TCM
*3:00pm Cemetery Tour (As seen on TCM!)
7:15pm A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Friday, April 29th
8:15pm THE MERRY WIDOW
Saturday, April 30th
9:30am THIS IS THE NIGHT
3:45pm WENT THE DAY WELL
9:00pm LA DOLCE VITA
Sunday, May 1st
10:00am NIGHT FLIGHT
12:30pm Bright Lights, Broken Dream
3:45pm Nicholas Bros. Tribute
These events are my “Plan A”. If I can’t get in for some reason, then I will resort to “Plan B”. I tried to select some rarities like NIGHT FLIGHT and HOOP-LA that don’t turn up very often. I’m also really looking forward to the “Bright Lights, Broken Dreams” event with historian Donald Bogle about African-Americans in Hollywood’s Golden Age. I’m so glad that TCM is including this kind of program in the festival. These artists were important pioneers and deserve to have their stories heard. I’m also thrilled to be seeing FANTASIA in the historic Chinese Theatre! I really do feel so fortunate to live in Los Angeles. As a die hard fan of Hollywood’s Golden Age, there is no better place to be!!
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