I second that last sentiment. I get the film festivals. There's nothing like the communal experience and the big screen. I can't afford the TCM festival since I live on the east coast, but I try to make Capitolfest every year, and it is a blast if you hanker the older films that are off the beaten path. There are six private screenings on DVD - Robert Osborne, Liza Minelli, Mickey Rooney, Mitchum & Russell, Jane Powell, and Esther Williams. Unfortunately Robert's and Liza's are on the out of print "Conversations" DVD. If you want to know which DVDs the others are on type "private screenings" into the TITLE SEARCH of filmaf.com and the titles of the private screenings and the DVDs that they are on as extra features should pop up.
Thanks for the link to filmaf.com. I was unfamiliar with the site.
I would love to attend the TCM Film Festival, but like you, I can't afford it. Living in the backwoods as I do, there isn't anything of the kind available to me.