TCM Classic Film Festival Announces Ann-Margret, Astronaut Captain James Lovell, and More Titles

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Turner Classic Movies (TCM) continues to add award-winning titles and iconic stars to the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place March 26-29, 2015 in Hollywood, including world premiere restorations of:

  • Warner Bros’ classic musicals 42nd Street (1933) and Calamity Jane (1953) and 1776 (1972)
  • William Wyler’s delightful romance Roman Holiday (1953) from Paramount
  • MGM’s western drama The Proud Rebel (1958)
  • Jules Dassin’s French caper film Rififi (1958) from Rialto Pictures 

Festival goers will also get to enjoy other iconic films such as:  

  • David Lean’s award-winning Doctor Zhivago (1965) from Warner Bros.
  • 70mm print of Franklin J. Schaffner’s Oscar-winning Patton (1970) from 20th Century Fox
  • Walt Disney’s Oscar-winning classic, Pinocchio (1940)

Additionally, legendary entertainer Ann-Margret will introduce a screening of Norman Jewison’s The Cincinnati Kid (1965); NASA astronaut Captain James Lovell, the real-life subject of Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (1995), will be on hand for the 20th Anniversary world premiere restoration; and award-winning actors William Daniels and Ken Howard and director Peter. H Hunt will attend a world premiere restoration of the historic musical 1776 (1972).

Festival attendees will have the chance to learn about the detailed and fascinating history of the formative years of Technicolor® with The Dawn of Technicolor, a presentation with historians and archivists David Pierce and James Layton. Pierce and Layton, the authors of “The Dawn of Technicolor”, the first authoritative history of the two-color Technicolor period from 1914 to 1934, will present a 90-minute, illustrated presentation that covers the development of Technicolor through the boom period of Hollywood’s early sound musicals. Their presentation will include rare photos and behind-the-scenes stills, original correspondence, and a significant amount of film material that has been discovered in the last few years that will be presented on 35mm and high-definition digital clips from original archive prints.

In addition to Apollo 13, previously announced world premiere restorations at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival include William Dieterle's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and Charles Reisner and Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928).

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