TCM Classic Film Festival streams Thursday to Sunday on HBO Max

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews the TCM Classic Film Fest (Part 1)

When Turner Classic Movies held its 10th annual TCM Classic Film Festival in 2019, it had no way of knowing that it would be the last in-person version for a few years.

Last year, the network pivoted to a fully virtual festival dubbed “TCM at Home.”

This year, the TCM Classic Film Festival hits HBO Max from Thursday to Sunday.

The slate kicks off Thursday with a 60th anniversary cast reunion and screening of the iconic musical “West Side Story” (1961), followed by Martin Scorsese’s early crime flick “Mean Streets” (1973) and the original Rat Pack version of “Ocean’s 11” (1960).

Friday brings Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in William Wyler’s “Wuthering Heights” (1939), the late Sean Connery, late Christopher Plummer and the great Michael Caine in John Huston’s “The Man Who Would Be King” (1975), and the hysterical duo of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder in Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” (1968).

Saturday brings Sam Peckinpah’s “Ride the High Country” (1963), Mike Nichols’ “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), Elia Kazan’s “On the Waterfront” (1954), Steve McQueen’s car chase in “Bullitt” (1968), Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues” (1972) and Barry Levinson’s coming-of-age gem “Diner” (1982).

Finally, the festival wraps Sunday with Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” (1951), Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon in “The China Syndrome” (1979), Sally Field’s Oscar-winning turn in “Places in the Heart” (1984) and Richard Dreyfuss’ Oscar-winning role across Marsha Mason in “The Goodbye Girl” (1977), among others.

Find the full movie schedule here.

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WTOP's Jason Fraley previews the TCM Classic Film Fest (Part 2)

Jason Fraley

Hailed by The Washington Post for “his savantlike ability to name every Best Picture winner in history," Jason Fraley began at WTOP as Morning Drive Writer in 2008, film critic in 2011 and Entertainment Editor in 2014, providing daily arts coverage on-air and online.

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