film festival at home editions

Film festivals have long been a place where movie lovers can congregate and share their love of cinema together, often in a ritzy theater where a movie star may make an appearance. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has all but halted the film festival season, and many have been forced to postpone or cancel completely to curb the spread of the virus. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate cinema from the comfort of our couches.

The TCM Classic Film Festival and The Found Footage Festival are holding special at-home editions of their festivals for fans of classic films and bizarre¬†VHS discoveries, respectively. Here’s how you can participate in these film festival at home editions.
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FilmStruck Subscription

It’s difficult to keep up with all the streaming services out there. For many viewers, Netflix and Hulu have enough content to keep them satisfied, perhaps with Amazon Prime or HBO Now tossed in there for good measure. But for cinephiles who are looking for more rare film findings, there’s a fantastic option out there that’s just gotten even better.

FilmStruck is a streaming service for movie lovers. The joint venture between the Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies delivers a curated rotation of arthouse, indie, foreign, cult and classic films. The subscription service has always included the option to access many titles from the aforementioned upscale collectible film collections, and now they’re teaming with Warner Bros. Digital Networks to provide access to a slew of classic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Read More »

Alec Baldwin Hosting The Essentials

Last month, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne sadly passed away after spending years dedicated to showcasing must-see classic films and spreading his passion for cinema. Though Osborne had reduced his role at TCM in recent years, the channel’s program The Essentials was left without a host in the wake of his death. But TCM announced a worthy replacement today.

Alec Baldwin has been hired to take over The Essentials on TCM starting in May. After co-hosting the show with Robert Osborne for three season from 2009 through 2011, Baldwin is the perfect pick to take over, especially after the bond that he struck interviewing Osborne for TCM’s Private Screenings for the channel’s 20th anniversary.

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