April 2013 Highlights
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has a great line-up of specials, co-hosts and guest programmers lined up for April 2013. Below is just a sample of the great things we are bringing to you this month. For a full list and photos, go to the TCM newsroom at http://news.turner.com/tcm.
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|A Woman's World: The Defining Era of Women on Film – Hosted by Cher - Fridays in April, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)
|Oscar®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Cannes Film Festival and three-time Golden Globe® winner Cher is set to be the first host of TCM's brand new Friday Night Spotlight weekly showcase. TCM host Robert Osborne will join her to kick off the franchise with A Woman's World: The Defining Era of Women in Film, a collection of 17 films handpicked by Cher to illustrate the evolving roles of women from the late 1930s to the early '50s.
Friday, April 5 – Motherhood
8 p.m. – Mildred Pierce (1945)
10 p.m. – Stella Dallas (1937)
Midnight – Penny Serenade (1941)
2:15 a.m. – Bachelor Mother (1939)
Friday, April 12 – War Effort and the Homefront
8 p.m. – So Proudly We Hail (1943)
10:15 p.m. – Since You Went Away (1944)
1:15 a.m. – The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
3:30 a.m. – Three Came Home (1950)
5:30 a.m. – The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Friday, April 19 – Working Women
8 p.m. – His Girl Friday (1940)
10 p.m. – Woman of the Year (1942)
Midnight – Tender Comrade (1943)
2 a.m. – The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Friday, April 26 – Women Taking Charge
8 p.m. – The Great Lie (1941)
10 p.m. – Kitty Foyle (1940)
12 a.m. – The Palm Beach Story (1942)
1:45 a.m. – The Women (1939)
After Cher and Robert get things started in April, TCM's Friday Night Spotlight will continue with a new host each month as it explores themes that range from specific film genres to forgotten gems worthy of a second look.
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|Guest Programmer: Reggie Miller – Tuesday, April 1, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)
|NBA commentator or former NBA star Reggie Miller will take the Guest Programmer chair when he joins Robert Osborne to present a night of films hand-picked by Miller himself.
Tuesday, April 2
8 p.m. – Strangers on a Train (1951)
10 p.m. – Cool Hand Luke (1967)
12:15 a.m. – The Graduate (1967)
2:15 a.m. – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967)
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|TCM Classic Film Festival – April 25 -28 in Hollywood
|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 TCM Classic Film 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. This year's festival will open with a gala presentation of the newly restored musical classic Funny Girl (1968). The packed lineup for the festival includes tributes to Jane Fonda, Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth and documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles; and extensive interview with Eva Marie Saint to be presented next year on TCM; and appearances by Tippi Hedren, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Marvin Kaplan, Barrie Chase, Mitzi Gaynor, France Nuyen, Polly Bergen, Coleen Gray, Theodore Bikel, Norman Lloyd and Jacqueline White, as well as Essentials Jr. host Bill Hader.
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|TCM Star of the Month: Laurence Olivier – Wednesdays in April, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)
|Widely hailed as one of greatest – if not the greatest – actors who ever lived, Laurence Olivier turned in a lifetime of brilliant performances in everything from Shakespeare adaptations to epic fantasies. Each Wednesday in April, TCM salutes the actor with an all-night marathon of films.
Wednesday, April 3
8 p.m. – Henry V (1944)
10:30 p.m. – Hamlet (1948)
1:15 a.m. – Richard III (1955)
4 a.m. – Othello (1965)
7 a.m. – Demi-Paradise (1943)
9 a.m. – Fire Over England (1937)
Wednesday, April 10
8 p.m. – Sleuth (1972)
10:30 p.m. – A Little Romance (1979)
12:30 a.m. – Clash of the Titans (1981)
2:30 a.m. – Shoes of the Fisherman (1968)
5:15 a.m. – Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
Wednesday, April 17
8 p.m. – That Hamilton Woman (1941)
10:15 p.m. – Perfect Understanding (1933) – TCM Premiere
11:45 p.m. – Rebecca (1940)
2 a.m. – Pride and Prejudice (1940)
4 a.m. – Wuthering Heights (1939)
5:45 a.m. – Divorce of Lady X (1938)
7:30 a.m. – Friends and Lovers (1931)
8:45 a.m. – Westward Passage (1932)
Wednesday, April 24
8 p.m. – The Entertainer (1960)
10 p.m. – Term of Trial (1962)
12 a.m. – The Devil's Disciple (1959)
1:30 a.m. – The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
3:30 a.m. – The Beggar's Opera (1953)
5:15 a.m. – The 49th Parallel (1941)
7:30 a.m. – Conquest of the Air (1940)
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|Play Ball: TCM Celebrates America's Pastime – Monday, April 1, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)
|As the boys of summer head out to the field to kick off the baseball season, TCM celebrates with a night of delightful movies that take place on the diamond.
Monday, April 1
8 p.m. – It Happens Every Spring (1949)
9:30 p.m. – Angels in the Outfield (1951)
11:15 p.m. – The Kid From Left Field (1953) – TCM Premiere
1 a.m. – Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
2:45 a.m. – Fireman, Save My Child (1932)
4 a.m. – Kill the Umpire (1950)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of Oscar®-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck this spring with the premiere of a new original documentary Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck. Written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau (TCM's A Night at the Movies documentaries) and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, this 90-minute special will have its world premiere at the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place April 25-28 in Hollywood. Then, on Wednesday, May 8, TCM will present the world television premiere of the documentary, followed by three of Zanuck's acclaimed films: the Academy Award®-winning Driving Miss Daisy (1989), the blockbuster fantasy Cocoon (1985) and the powerful crime drama Compulsion (1959), the movie that launched Zanuck's producing career.
Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Drew Barrymore will return for her second season as co-host of TCM's signature showcase, The Essentials. Each week, she joins TCM host Robert Osborne to introduce a hand-picked classic film and offer commentary on its cultural relevance and what makes it a timeless, must-see movie.
TCM has a great line-up of specials, co-hosts and guest programmers lined up for March 2013. These highlights are just a sampling of the great things the network is bringing to movie fans this month.