Monday, February 13, 2017

The Latest TCM Classic Film Festival Announcements

Turner Classic Movies made several announcements today regarding the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival.

The festival will be held in Hollywood from April 6th to 9th.

The opening night movie will be a 50th anniversary screening of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967), with star Sidney Poitier in attendance. Also on hand opening night will be producer Walter Mirisch, director Norman Jewison, composer Quincy Jones, and actress Lee Grant.

Grant will also be present for a screening of her first film, DETECTIVE STORY (1951), along with other appearances during the festival.

Mel Brooks will be at a screening of HIGH ANXIETY (1977), and Buck Henry will appear at THE GRADUATE (1967). The opening night poolside film at the Hollywood Roosevelt will be WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971).

Tributes to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are planned, with Todd Fisher and Billie Lourd "hosting extended conversations" at screenings of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) and POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE (1990). (Update: Billie Lourd is no longer scheduled, replaced by Debbie's good friend Ruta Lee.)

A 75th anniversary screening of CASABLANCA (1942) is planned; I wonder if it will be the nitrate print I saw last November? (Update: It will be a digital presentation.)

For more information please visit the festival website.

Previous 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival Posts: TCM Classic Film Festival Announcements (January 11, 2017) and TCM Announces 2017 Festival Dates and Theme (August 25, 2016).

: The 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival Schedule.


Blogger KC said...

If the Casablanca screening is the nitrate print I will be so done! I love the line-up this year! So many wonderful things. I'll be that Buck Henry interview will be entertaining.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Yep, CASABLANCA in nitrate is an absolute don't miss. Sparkling -- and, we were told, the closest print in existence to standing on the set!

Should be great, lots of fun films this year!

Best wishes,

4:17 PM  

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