Cinema Crossroads

According to the Internet, millennials are killing everything. Apparently, we’re killing classic movies, too. A recent New York Post article reported on a controversial study that found that young people are more likely to watch movies from the last 15 years than those of earlier eras. Contrary to popular belief, there are millennials who enjoy classic movies, and I’m one of them. I’ve also encountered them on Twitter and Tumblr and at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood; even TCM’s newest host Tiffany Vasquez is a millennial. Still, we classic movie-loving millennials are the minority.

I don’t blame my generation for their apparent lack of interest, however. Not everyone is introduced to classic films during their childhood or has taken a film course, and with the exception of sites like FilmStruck, Kanopy, and Warner Archive Instant, there are few streaming options for classic movie watching. Yes…

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