Jun 26

Must-Listen Podcast from TCM – The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy

At Classic Couple Academy we’re all about learning about classic film. The release of the second installment of TCM’s award-winning podcast, The Plot Thickens, Season 2: The Devil’s Candy, offers unprecedented behind the scenes access into the making of The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). This is must-listen podcasting for film lovers! The making of […]

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Jun 19

Course Development Behind-the-Scenes

Here at Classic Couple Academy, we’re smack dab in the middle of production of our next Classic Couple Academy course offering. Creating a course is quite the journey. And while no one needs to see how the course “sausage gets made,” we can say our process requires a lot of creativity, laughter and hard work. […]

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May 26

Filmmaker 5 with Christo Brock

BREWMANCE, the latest documentary from filmmaker Christo Brock, is now available on video on demand (VOD) on all major platforms in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. A feature-length documentary of 102 minutes, BREWMANCE follows two sets of accomplished home brewers looking to open their own craft breweries: a father-son team who repaired their strained relationship […]

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May 09

Mother as Muse: Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She was born to Holocaust survivors from Poland; her mother Natalia (Nelly), survived years at Auschwitz. Daughter Chantal and mother were extremely close with Nelly encouraging Chantal to pursue her career in film. In 1971, Chantal […]

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May 06

Filmmaker 5 with Bruce Goldstein

Bruce Goldstein’s film Pelham One Two Three: NYC Underground makes its broadcast premiere during the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. Classic Couple Academy recently had the opportunity to ask filmmaker Bruce Goldstein about it and his complete New York Trilogy airing on HBO Max. Our Filmmaker 5 with Bruce Goldstein follows. Filmmaker 5.1: The three […]

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May 06

TCMFF Picks & Plans with Kami

The Classic Couple Academy team is ready for TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. We’ve reviewed the scheduled programming on TCM and HBO Max and made our selections of must-see content. Here writer and Classic Couple Academy lead curriculum designer Kami Spangenberg shares her TCMFF picks and plans. I’m thrilled to be a credentialed member of […]

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May 04

Filmmaker 5 with Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison’s film “let me come in” makes its broadcast premiere during the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. Classic Couple Academy recently had the opportunity to ask filmmaker Bill Morrison about his experimental short. Listed on the Friday TCM Classic Film Festival schedule—actual TCM airtime is 3:15 am ET in the morning on Saturday, May […]

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Apr 11

Spring Has Sprung At Classic Couple Academy

The unofficial mascot of Classic Couple Academy is a slinky dog. The reason is because our founder, Kami, has lots of aspirations. Every idea around here seems to beget another idea, and likely another one after that. The slinky dog makes an appearance at every team meeting – because every team meeting inevitably leads to […]

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Feb 20

A Funny Thing Happened During the Pandemic

It’s amazing what can happen when three classic film and comedy buffs have some extra time on their hands. Kids who grew up in Florida, Michigan and New York in the Seventies, all three spent many childhood afternoons watching The Three Stooges on television. And so, when they were looking to collaborate on something fun […]

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Jan 18

Behind the Scenes

As Classic Couple Academy prepares to release its first interactive course for classic film fans, we offer a peek into why we do what we do. Probably the best way to describe our academy is to share the three guiding principles governing our course development. Fun. We’re committed to fun first, for all of our […]

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