Author Archives: Annette Bochenek

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.

Heartland International Film Festival 2020 Pre-Fest Coverage

As film festivals continue to adapt to the current situation, many of their staff have become creative in their approaches to offering virtual or hybrid festival experiences. In the case of Heartland International Film Festival (HIFF), celebrating its 29th anniversary … Continue reading

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