Short films by Lynch, Scorsese, Kubrick and others on TCM today.

By chance, I visited the Turner Classic Movies site a few minutes ago and discovered that they’re showing short films all day long today and into the night. One day only.

As I post this (2pm) they’re starting a block of films by George Sidney. Later there are blocks of films by Jacques Tourner, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski, Jane Campion, Alfred Hitchcock, and others, including Chris Marker’s La Jetee (no word on if it’s the original French language version or the English dub).

The centerpiece program, which is the only block that will repeat, features new short films by Peter Gilbert, Griffin Dunne, Mario Van Peebles, Floria Sigismondi, Mary Sweeney, and E. Elias Merhige.

Needless to say, many of these films are tought to track down on video, so click here for the schedule then set those recorders.

4 Responses to “Short films by Lynch, Scorsese, Kubrick and others on TCM today.”

  1. deepstructure Says:

    excellent! im glad you found this. unfortunately on our cable it’s showing as ending at 3a, with other films showing after that – which im recording as well just in case, because i want to see the polanski and hitchcock shorts!

  2. Paul Says:

    Christopher –

    The Polanski and Hitchcock shorts are among those available on DVD. Polanski’s are found on the Criterion DVD of Knife in the Water, while the two Hitchcock films — his two “Resistence shorts” — can be found here.

  3. William Says:

    Thanks for the heads up on this. I actually caught the Lynch and Scorsese shorts. The Scorsese ones I have seen before.

    I’m still trying to get “The Grandmother” out of my head.

  4. Daniel Kremer Says:

    One of the things I miss about Pittsburgh is having access to my parents’ handsome cable package, most importantly Turner Classic Movies. I have always wanted particularly to see Scorsese’s early films (except The Big Shave, which I have seen). And the Negulesco films sound intriguing too (I had always just pegged him as a Fox and MGM contract director). Well, there is always tomorrow.