Thursday, April 15, 2021

TCM Announces Its Line-Up for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021

Today Turner Classic Movies announced the line-up for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. Like last year, this year's festival will be virtual. Unlike last year, it will not only unfold on Turner Classic Movies, but also on HBO Max. Club TCM will even be back this year, with events taking place on Zoom. This year's line-up for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021 looks to be a good one.

Below are my picks for what to watch each day during this festival. All times are Central.

Opening Night, Thursday, May 6
7:00 PM West Side Story (1961), includes a reunion discussion with Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn
10:15 PM Mean Streets (1973)
12:30 AM Doctor X (1932), newly restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Film Foundation in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment.
2:00 AM Ocean's 11 (1960)
4:45 AM My Favorite Wife (1940)

Friday, May 71:00 PM Wuthering Heights (1939)
4:15 PM The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
12:15 AM The Producers (1968)

Saturday, May 8
7:00 AM Tex Avery, The King of Cartoons (1988)
9:00 AM Ride the High Country (1963)
10:45 AM Nichols and May: Take Two
4:45 PM Bullitt (1968)

Closing Night, May 9
7:15 AM Stranger on a Train (1951)
1:15 PM Places in the Heart (1984)
1:15 AM Breathless (1960)

There will also be content available on HBO Max, including tributes to Danny Glover, Ali McGraw, and Martin Short, as well as introductions by various directors of some of their most iconic films. On HBO Max will also be Essentials, each of which includes festival extras. I don't subscribe to HBO Max and have no plans to do so, but if you do, then I think you might want to check out The Thin Man (1934), Top Hat (1935), The Maltese Falcon (1941), and Bullitt (1968).

As I mentioned earlier, there will also be Club TCM events on Zoom for the festival. As of yet Turner Classic Movies has not published a schedule of events.

Anyway, for a complete look at TCM's schedule for the festival, you might want to visit its website here.

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