Thursday, May 6, 2021

TCM Classic Film Fest 2021 Curtain Raiser


Just a couple of quick notes about Unseen Films’ coverage of TCM Classic Film Fest which starts in earnest later today.

First up we are not going to be reviewing any of the feature films that they are running. While there are some new restorations screening I was not given access to any of them and since part of the thrill this year is going to be seeing those prints I’m going to pass putting up something connected to them until I an actually see the them. Additionally odds are you will already know the films they are running so there is no reason to run a review.

I was given access to the hour long compilation of Avery shorts from MGM and they are wonderful. Avery is someone I love -I still have the laser disc, from when those were a thing, just because its Avery. However since I've written on them elsewhere I'm not going to do so again. Take the time and watch the films and the documentary.

I will be running short pieces on a bunch of the new docs and films they are running. I have a piece on all of the NYC docs.  Another piece will be on the new Bill Morrison film and doc. I will be talking about the soon to be classic short doc REMEMBERING POWELL AND PRESSBURGER. And I will briefly be talking about the fall down funny table read of the PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE.

If you want to know what’s good it all is. Just watch something on TCM or HBO Max.

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