An exciting event for classic movie fans everywhere, and quality film fans in general, is making a triumphant return for the second year in a row. The event is sponsored by Ted Turner’s unique channel, TCM, aka the “old movie” channel to some, Turner Classic Movies is a true beacon of culture, airing timeless films (completely commercial-free I might add) 24/7, 365 days a year. This year the festival (co-sponsored by Vanity Fair magazine) will run from Thursday, April 28th to Sunday, May 1st and there’s some astounding screenings and appearances planned. The festival will run some seventy films, many have been digitally restored such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Outlaw Josey Wales, plus a 50th anniversary restoration of Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita will make its west coast premiere. Special appearances by many esteemed actors have also been announced including Kirk Douglas presenting his film Spartacus, Peter O’ Toole presenting Becket, and Haley Mills presenting Summer Magic as part of a Disney tribute. Tickets run from $299-$599 and festival locations range from Q&A panels at The Roosevelt Hotel while screenings will be held at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. This is a truly once in a lifetime experience.
For more info on TCM Classic Film Festival, visit TurnerClassicMovies.com.