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  1. Writer Cari Beauchamp will be in conversation with Robert Osborne Memorial Recipient Kevin Brownlow at the iconic Larry Edmunds Bookstore on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Both will be signing their books after the discussion...
  2. “Thank you, Turner Classic Movies,” a film by Lynn Zook and Alexa Foreman, the director of Scandal: The Trial Of Mary Astor, will screen Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Club TCM at the #TCMFF. Celebrating 25 years, dedicated fans, both here and abroad, share stories and memories of TCM...
  3. The children of Sydney Pollack have been added to the roster of Special Guests..... And Donald Lee, Jr., producer of Sleepless in Seattle... As well as Alan Zweibel, and Christopher Radko.... Check here for updates....
  4. Unfortunately, Shirley Maclaine will not be able to attend according to the special guest updates on the Festival website.... 😥
  5. For those members going to the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, California: Mark your #TCMFF schedule grid for the Lynn Zook/Alexa Foreman short film, "Thank You, TCM" on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Club TCM featuring friends and fans you may know....Kelly J Kitchens Wickersham, Christy Putnam, Theresa Madere Barrera, Sheryl Birkner, Paula Forselles, Vickie Gleason, Wendy Mahaffey, Pam Reck Bouchard, Mary Mallory, Michelle Curtis, Steve Hayes, Karie Bible, Fedo Coke, Glenn Taranto, Rome Mendheim, Peter Bosch, J. B. Kaufman, and Sam Mahin....
  6. Reckon there'll be speechifying in this movie? LIFE BEGINS AT 40(1935) 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | SATURDAY, APRIL 13 CHINESE MULTIPLEX HOUSE 6 A CELEBRATION OF 20TH CENTURY FOX Studio head William Fox lost control of Fox Film Corporation after the stock market crash of 1929. The newly formed, rebranded 20th Century Fox survived after the Great Depression thanks in part to the popularity of its top star, Will Rogers. His homespun vehicles, in which he usually played a small-town philosopher on the side of the common man, were exactly what American audiences wanted during that period of economic upheaval. They presented an idyllic vision of small-town life as the American dream while trumpeting values of kindness and fair play. Rogers had enough power that he was able to pick his own properties, so he told Fox executives he’d like to do a film version of Walter B. Pitkin’s best-selling advice book. Then screenwriter Lamar Trotti created the story of a small-town newspaper editor who defies social leaders to help out an ex-convict (Richard Cromwell) falsely accused of stealing from the local bank. That wisp of a story provided an excuse for Rogers to take on his usual enemies, big business and blue noses. It also provided showcases for supporting players like George Barbier as the closed-minded banker, Jane Darwell as a sympathetic neighbor, Slim Summerville as the local hick and Sterling Holloway as Rogers’ sidekick. Rogers was always generous with supporting players, but they had to think fast to keep up with him. He improvised most of his dialogue and hated doing more than one take. (d. George Marshall, 85m, 35mm)
  7. Ted Turner's favorite film screens Sunday at 4:30..... Film News Roundup: ‘Gone With the Wind’ Sets Event Cinema Record By DAVE MCNARY CREDIT: SELZNICK/MGM/KOBAL/REX/SHUTTERST In today’s film news roundup, “Gone with the Wind” sets a new record, “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” is acquired, and Tracy Oliver signs with Topic Studios. EVENT CINEMA RECORD The 80th anniversary release of “Gone with the Wind” has grossed $2.23 million in six nationwide screenings on four dates — a record as the highest-grossing classic film for Fathom Events. The previous record was set in January by Fathom’s re-release of the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” with $2 million. Fathom said its re-releases of “My Fair Lady” and “Dirty Dancing” in February have given it $5.5 million at the classic film box office in 2019. Both “The Wizard of Oz” and “My Fair Lady” were presented as part of Fathom Events’ TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Turner Classic Movies. The series continues with “To Kill a Mockingbird” in March; “Ben-Hur” in April; and “True Grit” and 1989’s “Steel Magnolias” in May.
  8. MIDNIGHT FRIDAY--Who's Going? "World Premiere of the New Restoration of Santo contra Cerebro del Mal at the 68th Berlinale By: Chloë Roddick A restored version of Mexican director Joselito Rodriguez’ 1959 film Santo contra Cerebro del Mal had its World Premiere at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival on February 20, as part of the Forum section. The film—which has been restored thanks to the work of Viviana Garcia Besne and the Permanencia Voluntaria Film Archive, in collaboration with the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn and the Academy Film Archive in Los Angeles—was shot during the Cuban Revolution and smuggled out of the country in a coffin just days before Fidel Castro took power. It was filmed simultaneously with Santo contra hombres infernales, a new restoration which premiered in an open air screening at the 15th edition of Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), last year. To read the full article, click here.
  9. Turner Classic Movies To Honor Founder and Media Icon Ted Turner On Opening Night Of The 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival Tribute Will Include Exclusive Interview with Ted Turner in Honor of TCM’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor its founder and media titan, Ted Turner, on opening night of the 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on April 11. TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz sat down for an exclusive interview with Mr. Turner where they explored Turner’s cultural impact on the film and television industry, his deep passion for preserving and sharing classic film with future generations, and the special place TCM holds in the entertainment industry. The interview and video tribute will premiere on opening night of the festival with Mr. Turner in attendance. “Without Ted Turner there simply would be no Turner Classic Movies. Ted’s maverick spirit saw the potential in utilizing Hollywood’s great film libraries on a TV network that could serve as a home for these iconic classics,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM. “There is no greater place to honor his work and his legacy than at the TCM Classic Film Festival while the brand celebrates its 25th anniversary - a milestone we couldn’t have reached without Ted’s incredible vision.” “Turner Classic Movies was a passion project of mine, born of my love for classic films,” said Ted Turner. “I’m very proud to have played a role in honoring these great works through the years, and hope they continue to provide just as much joy and entertainment to TCM viewers as they have to me.”
  10. Ted Turner comes to the TCMFF! Thursday's the night! Turner honored on opening night! Ted Turner's love of classic movies brought us 25 years of TCM By Chloe Melas, CNN Wed April 03, 2019 (CNN)It's been 25 years since Ted Turner founded Turner Classic Movies (TCM), something the media titan considers one of his greatest accomplishments. "It's hard to believe it's been that long, but I'm so happy that TCM continues to be a success with audiences today," Turner, who will be honored on the opening night of the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, told CNN in a recent interview conducted over email. "I think that sense of nostalgia that comes with watching old movies gives people a lot of joy, myself included; and I don't see that changing anytime soon." Turner founded Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), the nation's first "superstation" using satellite technology to carry its signal in 1976, just four years before he launched CNN. For more about Ted Turner, go here.
  11. Thank you, Turner Classic Movies, a film by Lynn Zook and Alexa Foreman, will screen Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. in Club TCM. Celebrating 25 years of classic on-air programming and ten years of the TCM Film Festival, dedicated fans, both here and abroad, share stories, memories and love for TCM. Any rained-out poolside screenings may affect the venue and time of presentations. With TCM Message Board friends also on social media: Theresa Madere Barrera, Karie Bible, Sheryl Birkner, Peter Bosch, Pam Reck Bouchard, Fedo Coke, Michelle Curtis, Paula Forselles, Vickie Gleason, Steve Hayes, J.B. Kaufman, Kelly J Kitchens Wickersham, Wendy Mahaffey, Sam Mahin, Mary Mallory, Rome Mendheim, Danny Miller, Christy Putnam(Yours Truly!), and Glenn Taranto ...
  12. JACQUELINE BISSET!!!! King Noir Eddie Muller will visit with this lovely lady before the screening of Day For Night!
  13. Social media groups affiliated with the TCM Film Festival will meet poolside for interviews and gather to reconnect with friends from previous years on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 4 p.m.
  14. If you have attended all 10 festivals, you should have received an email with an invitation....
  15. Um. Just because Kurt...... ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) 9:45 PM - 11:45 PM | SATURDAY, APRIL 13 CHINESE MULTIPLEX HOUSE 1 DISCOVERIES DISCUSSION BEFORE Although 1997 came and went without Manhattan being converted into a maximum-security prison, the U.S. premiere of this 1981 action picture remains an audience favorite. When the president’s (Donald Pleasence) plane crashes in the prison of New York City, ex-soldier and federal prisoner Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) is dragooned into rescuing him. Ultimately, Snake and the eccentrics who help him on his mission (including Ernest Borgnine, Harry Dean Stanton and Adrienne Barbeau) are more sympathetic than any of the government figures, adding to the rampant cynicism that appealed to post-Watergate audiences. Watergate had been writer-director John Carpenter’s inspiration when he wrote the script in the mid-1970s, but it took the success of Halloween (1978) to get the project funded. Even then, he couldn’t afford to shoot on New York’s streets, so he filmed mostly in East St. Louis, IL, a city filled with abandoned and burned out buildings at the time. The image of a ruined New York, the vivid action scenes and strong performances captured the audience’s imagination, and the film has remained a favorite for decades. It’s one of Russell’s favorite of his own films (his favorite with Carpenter is The Thing), as it finally ended his typecasting as a Disney teen. He and Carpenter would reunite for a sequel, Escape from L.A. released in 1996. (d. John Carpenter, 106m, DCP)
  16. Ooh! You all know I’m thrilled that The Opposite Sex is screening this year!!! Poolside!! Woohoo! Read more about it here!
  17. Poolside Screenings!!! The Opposite Sex, Ocean’s 11, The Bad Seed! Here: https://www.citiprivatepass.com/landings/2019_tcm_poolside_screenings.html
  18. Be on alert! The full schedule may arrive soon!
  19. Be on alert! The schedule may arrive soon!
  20. Appreciate the comments, Lavenderblue19! Social media friends identified it. Odd that the TCM Wine Club would post Goebbels mistress in the ad. It obviously hadn't been properly researched.
  21. New Guests and Films! Gena Rowlands, Norman Lear, Louis Gossett, Jr., Kurt Russell, Angie Dickinson, and more!!!! We have Updates! Last year’s full schedule came on April 4, 22 days before the fest. The TCMFF Fest App arrived on April 17, 9 days before the fest....
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