Jun 07

Tribeca Festival 2022

It all starts tomorrow! The Tribeca Festival runs from June 8-10, 2022 The complete entertainment experience includes a full roster of films, talks, retrospective screenings audio storytelling, games, immersive experiences and outdoor events. In addition, a robust Tribeca At Home option is available for those who can’t make it to New York City for the […]

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May 06

Reflections on My TCM Classic Film Festival Debut

Guest post by Kim Andrews, TCM Club Member and ClassicCoupleAcademy.com Instructional Designer When I stood up to stretch my aching knee, Lily Tomlin made eye contact with me and subtly smiled. Then, she turned her head and continued speaking. I was part of the exclusive audience to see her put her hand and footprints into […]

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Apr 03

How TCM Helped Me Recover from a Stroke

On April 6, 2017, we were scheduled to be at the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival. It would have been our fifth TCMFF, and we were beyond excited to fly to LA. On April 3rd, life had other plans for us. The Monday before the festival, as I was headed into work as an IT […]

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Dec 31

2021 Gratitude

In 2021, we continued our love affair with Old Hollywood and classic movies. Our good fortune led us to a number of collaborations with TCM, The Film Detective and St. George Living History Productions. We interviewed a cadre of talented filmmakers, film producers and promoters, entertainment experts, and TCM hosts. Every one expanded our thinking […]

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Aug 02

Betty Boop: Sexpot, Spinster, Icon

We are thrilled to announce our newest course offering on our sister site ClassicCoupleAcademy.com. Betty Boop: Sexpot, Spinster, Icon explores how Betty Boop became the Queen of the Animated Screen as one of the biggest stars of 1930s Hollywood. With exclusive content from our media partner, The Film Detective, you’ll experience some of the best […]

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May 03

@CoupleClassic Live-Tweet Schedule for TCMFF 2021

We’re going prime time! With our live-tweet schedule for the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021, that is. Hope you’ll join us as we live-tweet the following prime time films airing on TCM during the festival. Thursday, May 6West Side Story (1961) Airing at 8:00 pm on TCM Friday, May 7SF SKETCHFEST Presents Plan 9 From […]

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Feb 20

The Three Stooges: A Crash Course

We’re excited to announce our latest Classic Couple Academy course offering. The Three Stooges: A Crash Course is now available. The Three Stooges: A Crash Course shares who’s who in the Stooges comedy troupe, showcases their early years as performers and highlights the principles of Stooges comedy. The Stooges’ 50+-year career spanned short-subject films, feature […]

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Dec 31

Classic Couple 2020 in Action: Top 10 Moments

2020 was so startlingly different from any year we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. Challenges abounded. While it certainly wasn’t the year we expected, it did deliver its own unique gifts. Hunkered at home, we resisted the temptation to cease production. Indeed upon reflection, we took a lot of action as the Classic Couple in 2020. […]

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Dec 28

Women Make Film: 14 Weeks, 14 Films in 2020

Over the course of 14 weeks in 2020, we studied Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema on our sister site, Classic Couple Academy. Each episode presented a several chapters exploring filmmaking techniques employed by the filmmakers. Below is a list of the themes we explored and the 14 films we wrote about […]

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Nov 02

Comedy Tour de Force: Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914)

Misfits. Pratfalls. Sex. Misunderstanding. Mabel’s Strange Predicament (1914) is a school of comedy in 17 silent minutes. And it’s the film introduction what would eventually become Charlie Chaplin’s iconic comedic character, The Tramp.For that reason and so much more, it’s a classic movie fan must-see. Read more about it here on Classic Couple Academy.

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