The First Annual TCM Film Festival took place over the weekend and it was a complete success. If you’re an old movie buff who thinks that Robert Osborne is a rockstar you were probably in attendance along with hundreds of other fans who stood in line to see some of Hollywood’s most revered classics on the big screen. Not only did the event give people the opportunity to see these old movies in a theatrical setting but it gave them the chance to watch a restored print. The Festival also included special guest stars like Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau, Eva Marie Saint, Tony Curtis and more.
Here’s our recap of the sights and sounds of the event…
The TCM Film Festival kicked off its opening night with the premiere of the newly restored classic A Star is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason that was directed by George Cukor. It was a true red carpet event and once inside the theatre the film was introduced by “TCM Essentials” host Osborne. Over the course of the next 3 days the area of Hollywood and Highland became a hub for the network and its fans. ScreenCrave covered several films from the well known to the obscure, and sat in on a few panels featuring legendary actors, producers, directors, and writers.
- No Orchids For Miss Blandish
- Singin’ in the Rain
- North By Northwest
- In A Lonely Place
- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
- The Good, the Band, and the Ugly
- The Proposition
- The Magnificent Ambersons
- Leave Her to Heaven
- The Stunt Man
- Tony Curtis Panel Discussion for Smell of Sweet Success
If you missed out on this year’s festivities don’t feel bad because during the closing night screening of Metropolis it was announced that TCM will return next year for another 4 day event. The Classic Film Festival is here to stay!
Did you attend this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival? What film were you the most excited to see?