The first San Francisco Fashion Film Festival begins March 25, 2012
For the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival - see my blog post:
|Ziegfeld Girl will be the first film shown at the Festival. It stars Lana Turner, Judy Garland, and Hedy Lamarr with costumes designed by Adrian.|
Here is the news release from our fashion-conscious film fan colleagues in San Francisco:
"The San Francisco Fashion Film Festival (FashFilmFest) today announced its film lineup and schedule of events. FashFilmFest’s inaugural debut explores the role of design, style and costume in cinema in a series of events that take place from March 25th – April 8th, and includes several iconic venues including the Roxie Theater and de Young Museum.
FashFilmFest will present eight feature-length films, 8 documentary shorts and 14 fashion shorts submitted by filmmakers from Amsterdam, The Netherlands and London, United Kingdom.
The co-founders of the FashFilmFest selected films from a shortlist of 25 titles, grouping films together to develop related themes. “We wanted to create a balance of classic and contemporary, provocative and entertaining,” said Annie Wilson, Co-Founder. “We selected films that have had an impact on the worlds of fashion and culture through their costuming or visual style. We also wanted to represent lesser-known documentaries and the amazing creativity of independent filmmakers in the fashion sector.”
Feature-length films will cost $15 while shorts will cost $10 per group. Festival passes may be purchased for $75. All tickets and passes are now available for purchase on Eventbrite: http://fashfilmfest.eventbrite.com/ or see their website: www.fashfilmfest.org.
It's great to see a film festival that emphasizes fashion or costume design. I hope FashFilmFest will be a great success and will become an annual event. The film possibilities are endless.
TCM PRESENTS ITS 3RD ANNUAL CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD.
"Screenings and events will be held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and, for the first time this year, Arclight Cinema's Cinerama Dome and The Avalon." The great classics Cover Girl, The Scarlet Empress, Trouble in Paradise, Swing Time, The Women, Vertigo, Sabrina, Funny Face, The Thomas Crowne Affair, Cabaret, and How the West Was Won will be shown among many others.
|Kim Novak in Vertigo|
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Oscar ceremonies, will be the event's headquarters. Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz will again host the Festival. It's sure to be another great one.
|Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crowne Affair|