2012 TCM Film Festival is coming
TCM announced this morning that the TCM Film Festival is returning to Hollywood April 12-15th. Rooms are going fast at the Roosevelt!
From the official announcement:
Third-Annual TCM Classic Film Festival Set for April 12-15, 2012
Star-Studded Event to Celebrate Style in the Movies
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will be heading to Hollywood in style for the third edition of the
TCM Classic Film Festival, the network’s star-studded event to be held Thursday, April 12 –
Sunday, April 15, 2012. TCM will welcome classic movie fans from around the globe for the
four-day cinematic celebration.
The central theme of the 2012 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival will be a celebration of
style in the movies, from fashion to architecture to production design. The theme will touch on
both the influence that movies have on popular styles and the impact that current trends have
on the movies. Whether it’s the look of a film’s sets, costumes, title design or movie poster, this
theme will put the Hollywood aesthetic in whole new light.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the
site of the first Oscars ceremony, will once again serve as the official hotel for the festival, as
well as a central gathering point for attendees. Screenings and events will also be held at
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre.
TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will serve as official host of the festival. TCM
weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz will also host various events at the festival.
Passes for the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival are slated to go on sale in November 2011.
The Hollywood Roosevelt will also offer special rates for festival attendees.
The TCM Classic Film Festival launched in spring 2010 and has quickly proven itself to be a
destination event. The second festival, which was held this past April, had total attendance of
25,000 at more than a hundred screenings and events. There were passholders from 49 states
and several foreign countries: Italy, Australia, France, Poland, Romania, Argentina and
Canada. Highlights at this year’s event included appearances by Julie Andrews, Alec Baldwin,
Drew Barrymore, Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Hayley Mills,
Peter O’Toole, Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and many, many more.
In the coming months, TCM will begin announcing films and special guests for the 2012 TCM
Classic Film Festival, along with updates on purchasing festival passes. Information about the
2012 TCM Classic Film Festival is available at http://www.tcm.com/festival.