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For Dennis Cozzalio, "since 2010 there has been one film festival I have attended that I can call home, a place which has felt like just that for going on seven years now—the annual TCM Classic Film Festival." We're rounding up previews of this year's edition, the seventh, running from today through Sunday. Plus, interviews with Carl Reiner, whose Steve Martin-starring comedy Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid will be screening. Faye Dunaway will be on hand for a presentation of Network. And Gina Lollobrigida will be making a rare public appearance as the festival presents Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell and Trapeze. » - David Hudson »
Anne Marie here, reporting from sunny Los Angeles!
The 6th Annual TCM Classic Film Fest starts today in Hollywood, kicking off 4 days of fan-friendly classic film viewing. Though Turner Classic Movies's festival is only six years old, the TV channel works to make each year bigger and broader than the year before it. This year, TCM will honor legendary director Francis Ford Coppola with a handprint ceremony, and call on the likes of Angela Lansbury, Faye Dunaway, Rita Moreno, and Anna Karina to introduce its decades-and-countries-spanning festival lineup. If you thought "Classic Movies" meant films shot in La from 1930-1950, TCM has some mind-altering revelations for you!
This year's theme is Moving Pictures; movies that not only move us to tears (It's A Wonderful Life and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), but also laughter (Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid), trepidation (Band of Outsiders), spiritualism (The Passion of Joan of Arc), and introspection (Network, »
- Anne Marie
As is their tradition, Hollywood's own TCM Classic Film Festival has lined up an impressive slate of screenings and special events for its annual event. This year, the festival will open with a special 40th anniversary screening of the classic political thriller "All the President's Men." Other events include a special screening of "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," followed by an extended conversation with writer-director Carl Reiner and a tribute to actor Elliott Gould, featuring screenings of his films "The Long Goodbye" and "M*A*S*H." Further appearances are scheduled for stars like Eva Marie Saint, Anna Karina and director John Singleton, who will present his "Boyz N The Hood" for a special screening. Check out the current lineup for the TCM Classic Film Festival below, with all synopses provided by the fest. "All the President’s Men" (1976) Producer and star Robert Redford helped change the face of newspaper. »
- Kate Erbland
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