May 02

TCMFF Picks & Plans with Kim

Everyone here at Classic Couple Academy is looking forward to the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. We’ve reviewed the scheduled programming on TCM and HBO Max and have made our selections of must-see content. Here Classic Couple Academy lead instructional designer Kim Andrews shares her TCMFF picks and plans. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t allow for […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Jan 01

New Year. New Academy Offerings.

We’re back from Winter Break at Classic Couple Academy and ready for an exciting 2021. This month we’ll be sharing information on a new interactive course offering, set to launch in early February. Stop back in the coming weeks to learn more about what’s to come.

Read More
Dec 04

Dear Mark Cousins:

I heard about Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema via email. The TCM Press Office sent a notice of the series asking if I would cover it as It came as an enticing offer. The TCM press pack described the documentary as featuring “the work of more than 183 directors, broken […]

Read More
Dec 02

La Cigarette (1919)

For our last Women Make Film study, Classic Couple Academy viewed La Cigarette (1919), the earliest surviving film of Germaine Dulac. La Cigarette chronicles the marriage of an older archeologist and the jealousy his much younger wife awakens in him as she seeks to entertain herself while he immerses himself in his work. Convinced of […]

Read More
Dec 01

Death, Endings, and Song and Dance

Week Fourteen: Women Make Film Episode 14 Tuesday, December 1Night Fourteen: Death, Endings, and Song and DanceTwo Airings on TCM: 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Episode 14 concludes the documentary with conclusions. Chapter 38 examines death as the biggest subject, the most universal subject, explored by […]

Read More
Nov 29

Featured Films: Women Make Film Episode 14

The complete list of films referenced in Episode 14 of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Chapter thirty-eight on death, chapter thirty-nine on endings and chapter forty on song and dance. Chapter Thirty-Eight – Death Film Filmmaker Country(ies) Year Eternal Breasts Kinuyo Tanaka Japan 1955 The East is Red Wang Ping China […]

Read More
Nov 27

This is the Sea (1997)

This week Classic Couple Academy traveled to Ireland for This is the Sea (1997), a romance written and directed by Mary McGuckian. The story echoes that of Romeo and Juliet, focusing on two young lovers, one Protestant one Catholic in Northern Ireland during “The Troubles,” a 30-year period of conflict between unionists and nationalists. At […]

Read More