The lineup is continuing to grow for the first TCM Classic Film Festival, which is now set to feature special screenings of The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), Sweet Smell of Success (1957), Cleopatra (1963), The Graduate (1967), The Producers (1968) and Midnight Cowboy (1969). The films will be presented as part of special programming inspired by the book Vanity Fair’s Tales of Hollywood. The movies will be preceded by panel discussions conducted by Vanity Fair writers who penned essays on the films. The panels will feature special guests associated with each film, such as Tony Curtis, Jon Voight, Martin Landau, Buck Henry and Peter Bogdanovich.
In addition to the titles associated with the Vanity Fair event, the festival will include newly restored films presented in association with the Film Foundation. Founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese and a distinguished group of fellow filmmakers, the Film Foundation is dedicated to protecting motion pictures and the rights of the artists who create them, educating the public about the importance of film preservation, and raising the necessary funds to save the endangered cinematic treasures. Among the films slated to be showcased as part of the Film Foundation program are Leave Her to Heaven (1945) and Wild River (1960).
The TCM Classic Film Festival will also explore how Hollywood has treated its own history, with a schedule that includes such Hollywood-set films as Sunset Blvd. (1950), In a Lonely Place (1950), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and The Stunt Man (1980).
Additional screenings during the TCM Classic Film Festival will include a newly restored version of Carmen Jones (1954), the newly restored early Frank Capra film Dirigible(1931), A Man’s Castle (1933) and Imitation of Life (1959), the latter to be introduced by two of the film’s stars, Susan Kohler Weitz and Juanita Moore, both of whom earned Oscar® nominations for their performances.
TCM previously announced plans for several high-profile screenings at the festival, including restored versions of A Star is Born (1954), Metropolis (1927) and Breathless (1960).
Over the coming weeks, TCM will continue to announce additional programming and guests scheduled to be in attendance at the TCM Classic Film Festival.
Passes for the TCM Classic Film Festival are currently on sale, with prices ranging from $499 to $1,1999