A Personal Look at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2014

The start of my 4th year at the TCM Classic Film Festival – or as Patton Oswalt so beautifully put it, “Coachella for shut-ins” – actually started a day before the festival began.


Poolside at the Hollywood Roosevel with Trevor

Even though I am now a Los Angeles local, I live in the Valley, so I still decided to spend the entire festival staying in a hotel (you try driving the 101 home after a midnight screening!). After checking in, some friends: Trevor (@tpjost) from Kansas, Kristen (@salesonfilm) another local, Kyle (@TyleKurner) who was on the West coast for the first time in his life and Jessica (@hollywoodcomet) from North Carolina, lounged poolside for a few hours before heading to the first TCM sponsored event at a bar called Sadie’s. There I met so many classic film bloggers it would take a decade to find all their Twitter handles.


My second-annual pre-TCM party at the Formosa Cafe

I had to leave that event a little early to motor down to the Formosa Cafe, where I co-hosted a party with Warner Archive Collection (@warnerarchive). Free drinks were had and free DVDs dispersed. Among the notable attendees were Eric Di Bernardo from Rialto Pictures and Film Editor for the New York Post Lou Lumenick (@loulumenick).

1 Response

  1. Sounds like a good time!

    Charlie promised me he is actually looking into bringing more world cinema, including films from the Mexican Golden Age.
    That’s great news!

    The Innocents is one of my favorite horror movies. It scares so much just using performance, sound, and lighting.

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