Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 TCM Film Festival and Indian Film Festival Full Line-Ups Are Up

Two film festivals will be gracing Hollywood a mere week apart. First up is the TCM Film Festival March 26-29, taking up multiple locations around Hollywood and Highland, showcasing classic films on the big screen.

I don't even know where to start. There's just so many classic and cult favorites playing. The almost entirely silent crime movie of Rififi to the more light-hearted archeologist adventure of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark are just the tip of the iceberg, they ain't showing Titanic. Comedies like History of the World Part 1 from Mel Brooks to unheard of films like Nothing Lasts Forever filled with cameos from SNL are mixed in. You have a huge amount of choices with often the director, crew or actors in the film in attendance.

Our top choice is The Bank Dick. Yes, that's it's real name and it stars W.C. Fields as The Bank Dick.

Sorry if I gave you the wrong impression, but there will be plenty of black and white classics with dramas that will make you cry and make you want to call you Mom and treat people nicer.

*Edgar Wright will be showing up for Psycho, he's not doing anything since Ant-Man ... Ant-Man is going to suck now.

Please look through the insane amount of films they've got this year.

TCM Film Festival
March 26-29
Multiple locations around Hollywood & Highland
Passes start at $299
Individual Showings $20
Multiple locations

A week later or so we get the  Indian Film Festival April 8-12... why are there no comedies? This year, like last, is devoid of any of the more mainstream and hilarious comedies from India. Mostly dramas, and documentaries will be filling up the screens, I'm not sure about seats. Check the site March 20 for a full schedule. Check up the line-up here. We all understand having a sense of class at some film festival, but fans enjoy seeing comedies and action movies, wise up Japan Film Festival.

Indian Film Festival
April 8-12
ArcLight Hollywood 
Tickets and passes go on sale March 20

Here's some highlights from the press release:

Highlights include: the centerpiece and world premiere screening of ONE CRAZY THING, directed by IFFLA alum Amit Gupta (JADOO) and featuring BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ winner Ray Panthaki and Daisy Bevan (THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY) in a comedic story about a man who meets the girl of his dreams, but struggles to find a way to tell her how he became an internet sensation and the Los Angeles premiere of Academy Award-winner Danis Tanović's latest feature film TIGERS, starring Bollywood heartthrob Emraan Hashmi in a political thriller based on the true story of a salesman who took on a multinational pharmaceutical corporation guilty of marketing a baby formula that caused hundreds of infant deaths.

Additional highlights include: JAI HO, a documentary feature on one of the most prolific composers in the world, A.R. Rahman directed by Umesh Aggarwal; Following a world premiere at Cannes in 2014, Kanu Behl’s TITLI is shot on Super 16 and stars gifted newcomer, Shashank Arora, in a coming of age story set against Dehli’s dark side where perpetual cruelty and violence prevail; and MISS INDIA AMERICA, directed by IFFLA alum Ravi Kapoor and starring Tiya Sircar (THE INTERNSHIP) and Hannah Simone (New Girl), is the story of a woman's plan to win the crown after her boyfriend runs off with the former Miss India America.