Release Date: 9/25/2012
TCM Announces Dates for 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, Plus Outer-Space Opening for TCM's Road to Hollywood Tour
Festival to Center on Theme Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies
Festival Passes Go On Sale in November
Road to Hollywood Tour Opens Oct. 13 with Screening of Forbidden Planet (1956) aboard the International Space Station and at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has set April 25-28, 2013, as the dates for the fourth-annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. TCM will welcome legendary stars, award-winning filmmakers and classic movie fans from around the globe for the four-day cinematic celebration, which this year will center on the theme Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies.
Road to Hollywood
Prior to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, TCM will once again conduct a nationwide Road to Hollywood tour of local film screenings. In keeping with the 2013 festival theme of Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies, TCM is teaming up with NASA and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for an extra-terrestrial screening of the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet (1956) on Saturday, Oct. 13. The film will not only be shown to fans at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, but has also been transmitted to the International Space Station to be enjoyed by the astronauts on board.
In addition, astronaut Sunita Williams, who recently set a new spacewalking record, will introduce Forbidden Planet to those here on Earth at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex from the International Space Station. Free tickets for the TCM screening of Forbidden Planet can be obtained through the Road to Hollywood website at http://tcm.com/roadtohollywood/. Additional locations and films for TCM's Road to Hollywood tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
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2013 TCM Classic Film Festival
TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will serve as official host of the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM's Ben Mankiewicz also introducing various events during the festival. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Oscars® ceremony, will once again serve as the official hotel for the festival, as well as a central gathering point for attendees. Screenings and events will also be held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre. The Hollywood Roosevelt will also offer special rates for festival attendees.
Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies, the theme for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, will explore how movies can carry viewers beyond their hometowns to distant or imaginary locales, where they can be transformed by great storytelling. Often, the mode of travel provides the filmic inspiration, whether it's planes, trains, or automobiles. At other times, the trip itself serves as the central narrative, as in the case of many "road movies." With Hollywood as the starting point, TCM's cinematic excursion will take festival attendees on a fascinating journey to cinematic worlds both familiar and new.
Connect with the TCM Classic Film Festival
Passes for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival are set to go on sale in November and can be purchased through the TCM Classic Film Festival website at http://www.tcm.com/festival. Passes will be available in five levels, including an additional level added this year. The number of passes available is limited, especially for top-level "Spotlight" passes.
Information about the TCM Classic Film Festival, including video and photos from past festivals, is available at http://www.tcm.com/festival/.
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