Release Date: 12/11/2012
TCM Classic Film Festival Adds Screenings of The Birds, Gimme Shelter and More
Passes on Sale Now for Four-Day Festival Coming to Hollywood April 25-28, 2013Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added five films, special appearances and tributes to its slate for the TCM Classic Film Festival, including a 50th anniversary screening of the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds (1963), which will be attended by the film’s star, Tippi Hedren. Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles will be on hand for a tribute to his extraordinary career, including presentations of his films Gimme Shelter (1970) and Salesman (1968). The festival lineup will also feature a world-premiere screening of the newly restored World War I film The Big Parade (1925) and a presentation of the powerful anti-war drama The Razor's Edge (1946).
The TCM Classic Film Festival will take place Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Hollywood. As previously announced, the four-day, star-studded festival will open with the world premiere screening of the newly restored musical Funny Girl (1968). Other world premiere restorations at the festival include The General (1926), Giant (1956) and The Great Escape (1963).
Passes for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival are on sale now and can be purchased exclusively through the official festival website: http://www.tcm.com/festival. The site also features additional information about the festival, including video and photos from past festivals.
The following are descriptions of the newly added films lined up for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival:
The Birds (1963) – 50th Anniversary Screening, with appearance by star Tippi Hedren
Leading lady Tippi Hedren will attend this year’s festival for a special 50th anniversary screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s technologically groundbreaking and horrifying tale of avian aggression.
Tribute to Documentary Filmmaker Albert Maysles
The TCM Classic Film Festival will pay tribute to documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who will be on-hand for screenings of two films he made with David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin.
• Gimme Shelter (1970), which has been called "the greatest rock film of the greatest rock and roll band," chronicles the Rolling Stones and their tragically ill-fated 1969 free concert at the Altamont Speedway. This film is presented by festival program partner Bonhams.
• Salesman (1968) is a landmark documentary that captures in vivid detail the bygone era of door-to-door Bible salesmen and their daily frustrations with quotas and life on the road.
The Big Parade (1925) – World Premiere Restoration
John Gilbert and Renée Adorée star in director King Vidor’s influential World War I tale of an idle rich boy turned soldier who finds friendship, love and loss in the trenches of France. This presentation features a pre-recorded original score by composer Carl Davis.
The Razor's Edge (1946)
Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Anne Baxter and Herbert Marshall star in Edmund Goulding’s adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel about a young man’s search for life’s meaning after witnessing the horrors of war.
About the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival
The TCM Classic Film Festival launched in spring 2010 and has established itself as a destination event. Each year, the festival welcomes 25,000 movie fans from around the globe to enjoy more than a hundred screenings and events.
TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne serves as official host of the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM's Ben Mankiewicz also introducing films and 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 worlds both familiar and new.
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Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million homes, TCM features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, and the month-long 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of online through the TCM homepage, which includes the TCM Movie Database, message boards, blogs and more.
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