By Lara Gabrielle Fowler
I have just received confirmation that Backlots will be attending the TCM Classic Film Festival as an official member of the press. Headquartered at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, this is a huge and important festival, and I wanted to make a post telling readers what they may expect of me and Backlots in terms of coverage.
As with any festival that I have covered in the past, I will be enabling live tweets so that you may follow along on the blog at any time. I will probably be attending as many as 5 screenings in a day, so posts will probably be similar to my coverage of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and Cinecon–with reviews of all the films screened and details of conversations with guest speakers.
One of the unique aspects of the TCM Classic Film Festival is the existence of Club TCM, an array of classic movie-related activities that run all day for the duration of the festival. As a member of the press, I will have access to all of these events and I would be happy to take requests as to which events you, as a reader, would like to see covered. I will provide a list of activities and films scheduled, so that I might have a festival experience in accordance with what my readers would like to see.
So please let me know, and stay tuned for the list of films and Club TCM events that are scheduled for this year!
See you there!