Category Archives: TCM Classic Film Festival

UPDATE #2: Robert Osborne Will Miss TCM Film Festival due to “Minor Health Procedure”

Updated 3/20/15 – 2:30 p.m. (ET) In an update posted to the TCM Classic Film Festival website, TCM revealed that the previously scheduled Robert Osborne interview with Sophia Loren at TCMFF will instead be conducted by Edoardo Ponti, Loren’s son with … Continue reading

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My TCM Film Fest Memories: AIRPLANE! (1980)

Last night I watched AIRPORT (1970) on Turner Classic Movies and it reminded me of one of my favorite memories from the TCM Classic Film Festival. At the fourth TCMFF in 2013, I joined a motley crew of my Old … Continue reading

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Sophia Loren to Appear at 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival

Sometime in the early 1980s, my mom brought home a new perfume. “What’s ‘So-peeya’?” my sister Missy asked, adorably mispronouncing the name inscribed on the fancy glass bottle. “It’s Sophia,” my mother corrected. “It’s a perfume named after a beautiful movie actress. … Continue reading

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TCM Introduces Jennifer Dorian as New GM, Seeks to “Grow”

To paraphrase THE WIZARD OF OZ, Turner Classic Movies has two new women behind the curtain, and they’re not to be ignored. Variety and Deadline Hollywood reported today that Jennifer Dorian has been named general manager of TCM, a development I first reported … Continue reading

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TCM Survives Turner Layoffs, Announces New G.M.

After months of speculation in the wake of announced layoffs and buyouts, and a grassroots campaign in support of Turner Classic Movies and its staff, the impact cost-cutting initiatives at Turner Broadcasting will have on TCM is now clear. First, the … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 4 World Premiere Restorations Announced for 2015 TCM Film Fest

Update 2/20/15  TCM has pulled the restoration of Kubrick’s SPARTACUS (1960) from the lineup, adding the following message to the website: “Due to unforseen circumstances we regret this film will not be presented as previously announced.” Apparently the restoration is … Continue reading

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UPDATE #4: 2015 TCM Film Festival Dates Announced

UPDATE #4 12/29/14 – Essential passes ($749) are sold out. UPDATE #3 12/6/14 – Spotlight passes ($1,699) are sold out 24 days after they went on sale. UPDATE #2 11/3/14 – TCM announced today that passes will go on sale on Thursday, November … Continue reading

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