Singin’ in the Rain is universally renowned as one of the greatest musicals of all time. In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it as the fifth greatest film ever made. 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the film’s release in 1952 and to commemorate the event, Fathom Events and TCM’s Big Screen Classic series have brought it back to theaters for two days only. Not only do audiences get to take in a pure classic, but they also get to pay a final respect to the late great Debbie Reynolds, whose career was launched thanks to the film. I have attended and reviewed many of the screenings from Fathom and TCM and this one had the largest crowd by far. The show was sold out; my family and I sat in the very top row, and the 7:00pm show was sold out by 1:30 in the afternoon.
Whether you want to have a fun night out, pay tribute to fallen legend Debbie Reynolds, or simply relive one of the greatest musicals ever made, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have a special event for you. Coming to theaters soon, the 65th Anniversary of Singin’ in the Rain.
In Memoriam 2016: Film, Television, Music, Sports, Literature, the Arts”¦
With 2017 upon us, let’s take one final look back at the luminaries and personalities of the entertainment world who left us in 2016, during a year that seemed more turbulent and taxing than any other in recent memory.
Challenges in the past and challenges ahead, it’s a tough time to live in the world right now with so many changes like a whirling dervish to the senses. While there is much sadness in recognizing and accepting the passing of so many great figures in 2016, it’s the endearing, endless, never-ending fanbase and legacy that will keep each and every one of these names mentioned here (and some are of only cult status, but still enjoy a rabid passionate following as equal as any global figure) alive and well in the consciousness and beyond. In no particular order and apologies in advance if some of your favorites were left off. This was a huge list to go through and what was more painful than compiling this list was the fact that these incredibly talented people are all no longer with us.
A couple of days back we found out that HBO would be airing a documentary they had made about the lives and relationship of Star Wars star Carrie Fisher and her mother, Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds, this weekend.
The film, titled Bright Lights, had already screened at multiple film festivals, including its premiere at Cannes, to high praise, but was not officially released before Fisher and Reynolds passed away within one day of each other last week. A clip from the doc had been previously released and can be seen right here, but HBO has now released more of a trailer which can be seen below.
Before Carrie Fisherleft us last week, followed by Debbie Reynoldsthe next day, the mother and daughter duo appeared in a documentary titled Bright Lights.
The documentary follows Fisher and Reynolds, who actually lived next door to each other, looking at their lives and relationship. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and has also screened at other film festivals to critical praise. Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens directed the film. And yes, it’s that Fisher Stevens, star of the great Short Circuit (among many other things) and Academy Award winner for another documentary you might have heard of: The Cove.
You can find more information on Bright Lights below, along with a brief clip from the documentary.