‘When Harry Met Sally’ Celebrates 30 Years With Special Screening

  • Variety
‘When Harry Met Sally’ Celebrates 30 Years With Special Screening
After its 1989 release, “When Harry Met Sally …” set the bar for all future romantic comedies. It turns 30 this year and yet the film still feels so relevant. But that’s the hallmark of a classic film.

Director Rob Reiner can’t quite believe it. “It’s ridiculous, isn’t it? ‘Spinal Tap’ is turning 35,” he says, referring to another classic he directed. “‘Harry Met Sally’ is 30. All it means is that I’m old. That’s all it means.”

Prior to a special screening of the film April 11 at the TCM Classic Film Festival, Ben Mankiewicz will moderate a panel with Reiner and stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. The TCM primetime anchor and festival host has another theory about the film’s popularity. “It endures because it is largely a perfectly crafted picture with a wonderful script enhanced by perfect performances,” Mankiewicz says, comparing it to such classics as
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