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TCM Classic Film Festival Media Welcome Reception

By Judy Shields

Photos The Hollywood Times

Hollywood, California (The Hollywood Times) 04/13/2023

It is that time again, TCM Classic Film Festival and walking on Hollywood Boulevard heading to the Roosevelt Hotel to be part of the media, who gathered Club TCM with the TCM Host family, who I call the FAB5, including Ben Mankiewicz, Dave Karger, Alicia Malone, Eddie Muller and Jacqueline Stewart to talk about all things TCM Classic Film Festival and what they are looking forward to at this years film festival 2023.

The Roosevelt Hotel Hollywood, Official Hotel for TCM Classic Film Festival

Pola Changnon, General Manager-Turner Classic Movies stepped onto the main stage at Club TCM to welcome all the media in attendance and thanked us all for attending and helping to share The Classic Film Festival with the world and then introduced the five host of TCM starting with Eddie Muller, Jacqueline Stewart, Dave Karger, Alicia Malone and finally she said Ben Mankiewicz.

She asked them what the upcoming festival means to them and Eddie Muller said it was the fans, that he really loves meeting the fans and taking pictures with them.  Jacqueline said she agreed with Eddie and was looking forward to Donald Bogle receiving the Robert Osborne Award.  Dave Karger said he remember watching Frankie and Annette  when he was younger and that he was excited to be part of the “Beach Party’s” 60th anniversary screening at pool side on Friday night. Alicia Malone said she is always excited about opening night, which features the film “Rio Bravo” and seeing Angie Dickinson and Steven Spielberg.  Next up was Ben Mankiewicz, who joked that he was not looking forward to meeting fans, that got a great laugh as we know he always takes time to say hello to the festival attendees and take a shelfy when asked.

It was a great time with free water, soda, wine from TCM Wine Club and spirit drinks. Delicious hors d’oeuvre of spring rolls, grilled cheese, bruschetta and pork belly.

They also had artifacts and costumes from TCM’s archives, which are always great to see.

For those of you attending the Classic Film Festival starting today, Thursday through Sunday, don’t forget to download the amazing app below.

TCM Classic Film Festival APP:

The 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival app is now available for iOS and Android devices. This free app is your one-stop companion to everything going on at this year’s Festival. Our 2023 app allows you to see complete film descriptions and special guest bios, create your own custom schedule with alerts, get late-breaking news and announcements, network with other Festival attendees, see photo galleries, the Festival map, video recaps, movie trailers, and much more!

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id969483910

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.guidebook.apps.TCMFilmFestival.android&hl=en_US&gl=US


Please find answers to frequently asked questions linked here. Please note these are subject to change.

TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The Festival’s official hotel and central gathering point will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® ceremony. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will also offer special rates for Festival attendees. Screenings and events during the Festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX®, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, and the Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43. For the latest news and information, follow us on social at #TCMFF.

This year’s theme is “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” celebrating film legacies: stories told and retold over generations that have shaped our identities, shared culture, and values. The Festival will put a special spotlight on the legacy of Warner Bros. to mark the studios’ 100th anniversary.

Classic and Palace Passes for the 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival are still available, but supplies are limited. Information about festival passes can be found at https://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/.