TCM (Turner Classic Movies) is a tv channel which broadcasts cinematic gems that are renowned as either old film or contemporary classics. It has become a popular event to join a ‘TCM Party’, where those watching the films on American TCM, joined by those in other countries watching the same film at the same time via online or dvd, to tweet or post on facebook, tumblr, etc about the film, followed by #TCMParty.
I joined my first TCM Party on August 31st with My Fair Lady (1964). It’s not only fun, but can also be eye-opening to take part. For instance, after the viewing of My Fair Lady, people were tweeting about different theories that had come up about the film, for example, ‘Eliza has daddy issues’, and ‘Mr Higgins is homosexual’.
It’s a great event to take part in, sharing the experience of watching classic films with other cinephiles across the globe.
Check the TCM website for their schedule and work out the time difference dependent on where you live (here in the UK we’re 5 hours ahead, making it sometimes
hard to join in with the prime time films if we have work in the morning, etc).
I’ll also throw in a couple of recommendations for Twitter people to follow who often join the TCM Party:
TCM_Party host, who you can tag in your TCM Party posts too.