Turner Classic Movies has announced four films for their next Film Festival, April 25-28, 2013, in Hollywood. Passes are going on sale November 15th, and I expect we’ll hear more about film titles and special guests following the theme of “Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies” at that time. More information about the Festival here.
From TCM’s press release:
- FUNNY GIRL (1968) Official Opening Night Gala world premiere restoration of director William Wyler’s musical comedy starring Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, and Walter Pidgeon. Streisand made one of the great big screen debuts—and won an Academy Award—reprising her Broadway role as comedienne Fanny Brice.
- THE GENERAL (1926) World premiere restoration of actor/director Buster Keaton’s death-defying and hilarious action-comedy about a southern train engineer trying to save the loves of his life—his train and his girlfriend—from the hands of Union troops. This presentation will feature a live musical score written and performed by the world-renowned Alloy Orchestra.
- GIANT (1956) World premiere restoration of George Stevens’ epic tale of the oil boom in Texas and how it changes the lives, and fortunes, of all involved. Starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Mercedes McCambridge.
- THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) 50th anniversary North American premiere restoration of John Sturges’ thrilling WWII tale of Allied prisoners struggling to escape a German POW camp, which was based on a true story. The all-star cast includes Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough.
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