Happy September, everybody! TCM’s Summer Under the Stars may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean September is going to be a boring month. In fact, September looks like it’s going to be one of my favorite TCM months in a long time.
First of all, TCM will be kicking off their major Story of Film series. Not only will they be showing Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film — An Odyssey documentary series on Monday and Tuesday nights, but TCM will also be playing many films featured in the documentary. This reminds me a bit of the programming TCM did when they had their Moguls and Movie Stars series back in November of 2010. However, unlike Moguls and Movie Stars, The Story of Film looks beyond the American film industry and branches into world cinema so they will be showing many films that were not discussed during Moguls and Movie Stars. Fans of silent films have good reason to be excited for this because there will be many nights focusing on the silent era. If you want to expand your knowledge of film history in general, you are not going to want to miss this series. This series will continue into October.
If you’re an Alfred Hitchcock fan, you’re going to love the Sundays with Hitch series this month. Every Sunday, almost all day long, will be dedicated to none other than the Master of Suspense.
Kim Novak will be the Star of the Month. Her movies can be seen every Thursday this month.
Friday Night Spotlight also makes its return with a series called “Future Shock” hosted by Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune, dedicated to movies about futuristic dystopias. There are a few more modern movies in this line-up, but I can forgive that considering how many nights are dedicated to silent film this month.
It’s going to be a very busy month, so let’s take a closer look at the schedule…