Release Date: 4/17/2013
More Celebrity Appearances Announced For the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival
With just over a week left to go before the launch of the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continues to expand the roster of special guests for the four-day event, which will take place April 25-28 in Hollywood.
Burt Reynolds and filmmaker John Boorman will join the previously announced Jon Voight at a screening of Boorman's Deliverance (1972).
Director Rob Marshall is set to appear at a screening of the musical-comedy On the Town (1949), starring by Gene Kelly (who co-directed with Stanley Donen), Frank Sinatra, Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin and Ann Miller.
Actress Rose McGowan, a past co-host of TCM's Essentials showcase, will be on hand for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946), starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains.
And actor Malcolm McDowell will appear at a screening of Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), starring James Cagney.
2013 TCM Classic Film Festival schedule:
Passes for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival can be purchased by calling the festival box office at (877) 826-5764 on business days between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ET), or 24 hours a day through the official festival website: http://filmestival.tcm.com. The site also features additional information about the festival, including video and photos from past festivals.
Each spring, the TCM Classic Film Festival welcomes 25,000 movie fans from around the globe to Hollywood to celebrate the art and history of cinema. A destination event, the festival features more than a hundred screenings of classic movies, along with appearances by legendary stars, live interviews, extensive panel discussions, special exhibits and more.
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival will take place Wednesday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28. TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will return as the official host of the festival. He and TCM's Ben Mankiewicz will make numerous appearances throughout the gathering, introducing films, conducting interviews and hosting special events.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® 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 the TCL 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.
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival will open April 25 with a gala presentation of the newly restored musical classic Funny Girl (1968). The packed lineup for this year's festival includes tributes to Jane Fonda, who will have her hand and footprints enshrined at the TCL Chinese Theatre prior to a screening of On Golden Pond (1981); Max von Sydow, who will attend screenings of The Seventh Seal (1957) and Three Days of the Condor (1975); Ann Blyth, who is set to appear at screenings of Mildred Pierce (1945) and Kismet (1955); and documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles whose extraordinary career will be celebrated with presentations of his films Gimme Shelter (1970) and Salesman (1968).
The TCM Classic Festival will also shine a spotlight on Eva Marie Saint, who will sit down for an extended interview to be presented next year on TCM, as well as attend a screening of On the Waterfront (1954). And Mitzi Gaynor and France Nuyen will attend a special poolside screening of South Pacific (1958) on the opening night of the festival.
Among the many special guests slated to appear at the festival are Tippi Hedren, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Marvin Kaplan, Barrie Chase, Polly Bergen, Coleen Gray, Theodore Bikel, Norman Lloyd, Jacqueline White, Debra Winger, Julian Sands, Cybill Shepherd, Jane Withers, Lulu, Chad McQueen, TCM Essentials Jr. host Bill Hader and racecar drivers Vic Elford and Derek Bell. Also scheduled to make appearances are filmmakers Kevin Brownlow, Jerry Schatzberg, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Laurent Bouzeareau, producers Walter Mirisch, Stanley Rubin and Ed Pressman; screenwriters Robert Benton and Bruce Feirstein; cinematographers Howard Wexler and Joan Churchill; and editor Billy Weber. In addition, the lineup includes appearances by Clara Bow biographer David Stenn, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) film collections manager Katie Trainor and director Nicholas Ray's widow, Susan Ray.
This year's festival will feature several special events, including a celebration of Bugs Bunny's 75th Birthday, complete with a collection of shorts curated and presented by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck. And The Film Forum's Bruce Goldstein will present a special screening of Frank Capra's The Donovan Affair (1929), complete with live voice actors and sound effects to replace the film's long-lost soundtrack. Among the many restorations set to premiere at the festival are The Big Parade (1925), The General (1926), Giant (1956), The Great Escape (1963) and Badlands (1973), plus many more.
The roster of official partners for the fourth-annual celebration includes Verizon, the official lead partner; Citi, the official card of the festival; Porsche, the official automobile of the festival; Delta Air Lines, the official Airline of the festival; Vanity Fair, a festival partner and co-presenter of the opening-night after party; and Bonhams, a festival partner that will provide film-related exhibit items, conduct an on-site valuation session for passholders and co-present a slate of British films as part of the festival lineup.
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