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Turner Classic Movies presents the first ever TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood for four days beginning April 22st and it looks like it’s going to be pretty amazing. More than 50 classic films will be screened at Hollywood’s historic Chinese and Egyptian theaters with Q&As and or introductions from the likes of Mel Brooks, Luise Rainer, Ernest Borgnine, Jerry Lewis, Eva Marie Saint, Tony Curtis, Jon Voight, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Martin Landau, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston, Eli Wallach, Stanley Donen, Curtis Hanson and many others.
Kicking off the festival is the world premiere of the newly restored 1954 A Star is Born. Other highlights include the North American premiere of the new restoration of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) including the rediscovered footage and live musical accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra; the North American premiere of Jean-Luc Godard’s newly restored Breathless (1960) with an introduction by Jean-Paul Belmondo; and a tribute to the Huston family including screenings of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) introduced by Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) followed by a Q&A with Anjelica Huston and Martin Landau.
Also on the schedule: The King of Comedy (1983) with Jerry Lewis Q&A, North by Northwest (1959) introduced by Eva Marie Saint and Martin Landau; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) introduced by Eli Wallach; Imitation of Life (1959) with a discussion with Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner; an archival print of Casablanca (1942); Some Like it Hot (1959) introduced by Tony Curtis; The Graduate (1967) featuring a discussion with Buck Henry and much, much more. Check out the complete lineup at the festival website.