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Find Out All About the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival (April 26-29)

If you’re a lover of classic film, then you won’t want to miss the 2018 TCM Classic Film festival. With amazing classic film screenings, legendary special guests, and amazing Hollywood venues, this is an event not to be missed!

The festival runs from April 26-29, 2018 in Hollywood, California with Ben Mankiewicz of TCM as the official host. The central location for the festival will the be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (where you can also stay if you’re looking to travel).

On opening night, Martin Scorsese will receive the inaugural Robert Osborne Award “in recognition of his work as a film preservationist and impassioned classic movie fan.” According to the official TCM press release, “The Robert Osborne Award will be given out annually at the TCM Classic Film Festival to a recipient whose work has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic films alive and thriving for generations to come.”

As the first recipient of the new Robert Osborne (the legendary TCM host) award, Martin Scorsese said “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of the Robert Osborne Award…I started The Film Foundation 28 years ago in order to preserve and share cinema’s history with audiences of the present and the future. Bob and TCM have always been trusted allies in this mission. I always loved watching Bob’s introductions and interviews on TCM because you could immediately feel that this was someone who knew movie history, who wanted to share that knowledge and pass it on, and –most importantly – who truly loved movies. Bob was a true believer in the cinema, so to receive this award in his name means a great deal to me.”


This year’s theme pays tribute to the writers, the often overlooked storytellers and stars of cinema. The TCM Film Festival official description of the event says:

“Writing focuses visions, reflects our feelings and inspires great performances on both sides of the camera. Join us for the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival, celebrating the representation of the written word on the silver screen. From original screenplays to unique adaptations to portrayals of writers real and imagined, we will celebrate the foundation of great film: the written word.”


While there are many films playing at the Festival, we’re putting the spotlight on Park Circus Films, a classic film distribution company who represent over 25,000 films.

Their offerings at the Film Festival include:


Since we’re a lover of period drama and romance here at The Silver Petticoat Review. You also won’t want to miss these classic screenings at the festival:


The announced special guests thus far include:

For a complete list of special guests, go HERE.

You can learn more about the festival at the official site. And you can buy passes HERE.

What classic film do you want to see at the festival? Does any special guest have you excited? Let me know in the comments!

Top Featured Image: Hamlet (1948) – Courtesy of Park Circus Films

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By on March 23rd, 2018

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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3 thoughts on “Find Out All About the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival (April 26-29)”

  1. I had never heard about this event until now. Can’t go this year, but everything about it sounds so good! I’ll put it on my to-do list for next year and save my pennies.

    Of them all, I think I’d look forward to Robert Benton the most (if I were able to go this year). I watched some of Superman (1978) last night and was impressed by the amount of depth they were able to give Superman/Clark Kent without taking away any of his goodness or kindness or making him, in any way, a “dark soul.” I’d love to find out more about his process when it came to writing that film.

    • It does seem like a really great event to go to! One day…

      And yeah, Robert Benton would be very interesting. And, I agree. I’m not sure why writers now feel the need to make him a dark soul.


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