It’s almost finally here. On April 22-25, 2010, Turner Classic Movies will hold their first ever classic film festival. The festival will be held right here in Los Angeles and filled with four days of classic film screenings, panels, special guest appearances, and more. The events will be held in the heart of Hollywood, in venues including Grauman’s Chinese Theater, The Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (where the first Academy Awards were held), and Mann’s Chinese Theater 6.
Opening night will see the first screening of George Cukor’s newly restored A Star is Born (1954). With the help of Martin Scorsese‘s Film Foundation, the festival will feature newly restored films, including Wild River (1960), Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951), and Leave Her to Heaven (1945). The foundation is dedicated to preserving classic cinema for future generations to enjoy. Another newly restored film that is seeing its United States premier is Fritz Lang’s sci-fi film Metropolis (1927). Some of the more popular films that are being screened include Some Like it Hot (1959), North by Northwest (1959), The Graduate (1967), Saturday Night Fever (1977), and Singin‘ in the Rain (1952). The festival will also see a 50th Anniversary screening of Jean-Luc Goddard’s Breathless (1960).
Each film is presented by someone involved with film, whether they were an actor, producer, or writer. With the help of documentaries and panel discussions, film enthusiasts can get a better glimpse as to what Hollywood was like during the production of these films. Film historians and critics can strengthen their depth of cinema knowledge and maybe learn a new thing or two.
The films range from screwball comedies to westerns to dramas, from some of the most famous classics to some that have been lost behind vaults for decades. With over fifty films being shown, plus classic shorts, everyone can find something to enjoy.
Find the full schedule and more info at TCM.com.
Passes are available for purchase at the box office. Contact at film email@example.com. Individual passes will sold the day of screening at the box office.