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TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: Even As Nitrate Packs ‘Em In, The Audience Remains the Highlight

TCM Classic Film Festival 2017: Even As Nitrate Packs ‘Em In, The Audience Remains the Highlight

“It eliminates the middle men,” Academy Film Archive director Michael Pogorzelski said of the experience of watching a nitrate print before a sold-out crowd about to take in Powell and Pressburger’s towering “Black Narcissus” in the format at last weekend’s TCM Classic Film Festival. The idea being that an original nitrate print collapses the distance […]

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week One Picks

2014 Milwaukee Film Festival: Week One Picks

Maybe close your eyes and start throwing darts at the program guide. It’s tough to choose movies to see from among the 276 feature and short films being presented at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival. Selecting at random can be a rewarding methodology—after all, the potential return rises with an increase in risk—but there’s equal […]

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Preview

2013 TCM Classic Film Festival: Preview

The fourth annual TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off tonight in Hollywood and, despite a stellar lineup of old films on brand-new DCP restorations and glistening 35mm archival prints, plus famous guests aplenty, all I can think about is the festival’s main venue: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Or, if we must honor the recent naming rights […]

Stream Ebertfest 2012

Stream Ebertfest 2012

Roger Ebert’s annual festival of overlooked films, held in his hometown of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois at the Virginia Theatre, began yesterday and continues all weekend. For those of us unable to make the pilgrimage to Ebertfest, Mr. Ebert and company are kind enough to provide a live-stream of all the Q&As (embedded above). Given that the […]