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March on TCM, 2021

If you're a fan of classic films, which I believe you are since you're reading an article on this site, you need to know what to watch in March on TCM. And I'm gonna tell you what they've told me through their latest press release.

Airing ever Tuesday in March is "Growing Up On Screen". The month's special theme takes a look at ten talented child actors who grew up onscreen and continued to have important careers as adults. This Spotlight will feature interviews with such former child stars as Jodie Foster, Todd Bridges, and Alex Winter. In addition, Judy Garland historian and author, John Fricke, the daughter of Natalie Wood, Natasha Gregson-Wagner, and her husband and former child star, Barry Watson will share their experiences of growing up, you guessed it, on screen.

The March 2021 Special Theme, Reframed: Classic Films in the Rearview Mirror, airs every Thursdays. All of the films in this series feature legendary classics, but in the context of watching through the lens of today. Modern audience's can't help but see these films in a different cultural context created by the decades of cultural changes that have occurred since their premiers. We often see problems now that we might not have seen when they were made, whether it’s about race, gender, or LGBT issues. TCM’s five hosts will take turns doing roundtable introductions of each of the films where they will discuss 20th century films with a fresh 21st century perspective.



And of course there are the other unique monthly features TCM offers every, such as Monday movies with the month's featured star, Doris Day, Irish themed films on St. Patrick's Day, Film Written & Directed by Michael Crichton air March 7, a special day of programming dedicated to the beginning of Spring, and hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Eddie Muller join forces to introduce Movie MacGuffins, Fridays March 5 & 12. That's a whole heck of a lot of classic cinema for one month.