Monday, May 2, 2016

Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood

Last month, TCM spent three Wednesdays looking at German cinema during the Weimar era. Now that we're in a new month, we get a new look on the topic of German cinema. For three consecutive nights starting tonight, TCM wil be looking at some of the people who fled Europe when the Nazis came to power. There were a lot of people, not only directors, but actors and composers. The all-too-brief TCM page on the subject, however, seems to imply that it's only going to be about the directors.

The TCM page doesn't say anything about whether anybody will be sitting down with Ben or Robert to discuss the subject, and I have to admit to having forgotten to watch any of the intros to last month's look at Weimar cinema to see if there was any expert there. (Then again, it seems to me that TCM's pages have been getting more and more sparse.)

The programming was inspired by a 2009 documentary Cinema's Exiles: From Hitler to Hollywood. That documentary will be airing tonight at 8:00 PM and again tomorrow night at 11:30 PM.

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