via press release:
Angie Dickinson, Jane Powell, Mitzi Gaynor,
Robert Wagner and Tippi Hedren among Special Guests
For TCM’s 10-City Road to Hollywood Tour
Tour of Local Screenings Serves as Build-Up to 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival;
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added six legendary stars and seven cities to this year’s Road to Hollywood, the nationwide tour of free screenings leading up to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Angie Dickinson, Jane Powell, Mitzi Gaynor, Robert Wagner and Tippi Hedren are set to make appearances during the 10-city tour, which has added February events in Dallas and Washington, D.C.; March events in Boston and Chicago; and April events in San Francisco and Albuquerque.
Tickets are now available for the next Road to Hollywood events, a screening of the classic western Rio Bravo (1959) starring the legendary Angie Dickinson, who along with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz will be on hand to introduce the film on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Historic Texas Theater in Dallas. Also, available are tickets to the screening of Fritz Lang’s visionary sci-fi classic Metropolis (1927) set for Thursday, Feb. 21, at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Springs, Md. The film will be introduced by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and will feature an original score performed live by the highly innovative Alloy Orchestra. Free tickets can be obtained through the Road to Hollywood website at http://tcm.com/roadtohollywood.
In addition to Rio Bravo and Metropolis, upcoming screenings on the Road to Hollywood tour include Royal Wedding (1951), South Pacific (1958), The Pink Panther (1964) and Marnie (1964). Hosting duties for the screenings will be shared by Mankiewicz, TCM host Robert Osborne and film historian and author Leonard Maltin. A complete schedule of events is included below.
TCM’s Road to Hollywood tour serves as a prelude to the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place April 25-28, 2013, in Hollywood. TCM kicked off the latest Road to Hollywood tour in October with a screening of Forbidden Planet (1956) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Orlando. The film was introduced live from the International Space Station by Commander Suni Williams. Road to Hollywood continued in November with a screening of On the Waterfront (1954), featuring a live appearance by Oscar® winner Eva Marie Saint. And in January, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and Marisa Berenson joined TCM host Robert Osborne to introduce the 40th anniversary restoration of Cabaret (1972) at New York City’s famous Ziegfeld Theatre, where the film first premiered.
2013 Road to Hollywood Schedule
Dallas – Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 (CT) – The Historic Texas Theater
Rio Bravo (1959) – Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Angie Dickinson
Tickets available Feb. 8.
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) – The AFI Silver Theatre (Silver Springs, Md.)
Metropolis (1927) – Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz and featuring a the Alloy Orchestra performing their original score
Tickets available Feb. 8.
Boston – Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. (CT) – Brattle Theatre
Royal Wedding (1951) – Hosted by Leonard Maltin, with special guest Jane Powell
Tickets available February 26.
Chicago – Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. (CT) – Music Box Theater
South Pacific (1958) – Hosted by Leonard Maltin, with special guest Mitzi Gaynor
Tickets available March 5.
San Francisco – Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. (PT) – The Castro Theatre
The Pink Panther (1964) – Hosted by Robert Osborne, with special guest Robert Wagner
Tickets available April 2.
Albuquerque – Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. (MT) – KiMo Theatre
Marnie (1964) – Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Tippi Hedren
Tickets available April 4.
About the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival
The TCM Classic Film Festival launched in spring 2010 and has established itself as a destination event. Each year, the festival welcomes 25,000 movie fans from around the globe to enjoy more than a hundred screenings and events.
This year’s TCM Classic Film Festival will take place Thursday, April 25 – Sunday, April 28. After opening with a gala presentation of the brand new restoration of the musical classic Funny Girl (1968), the festival will feature appearances by Jane Fonda, whose hand and footprints will be enshrined in cement in front of TCL Chinese Theatre prior to a screening of On Golden Pond (1981); Tippi Hedren at a 50th anniversary screening of the Alfred Hitchcock classic The Birds (1963); and documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles at a tribute to his extraordinary career, including presentations of his films Gimme Shelter (1970) and Salesman (1968). The festival lineup will also celebrate Bugs Bunny’s 75th Birthday, with a collection of shorts curated and presented by Leonard Maltin and Jerry Beck. And silent film composer Carl Davis will be on hand to conduct his score for the classic It (1927). Among the many restorations set to premiere at the festival are The Big Parade (1925), The General (1926), Giant (1956) and The Great Escape (1963), Badlands (1973) and Scarecrow (1973), along with many more.
TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne serves as official host of the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz also introducing films and events during the festival. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Oscars® ceremony, will once again serve as the official hotel for the festival, as well as a central gathering point for attendees. Screenings and events will also be held at TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre. The Hollywood Roosevelt will also offer special rates for festival attendees.
Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies, the theme for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival, will explore how movies can carry viewers beyond their hometowns to distant or imaginary locales, where they can be transformed by great storytelling. Often, the mode of travel provides the filmic inspiration, whether it’s planes, trains, or automobiles. At other times, the trip itself serves as the central narrative, as in the case of many “road movies.” With Hollywood as the starting point, TCM’s cinematic excursion will take festival attendees on a fascinating journey to worlds both familiar and new.
The roster of official partners for the fourth-annual celebration includes Verizon, the official lead partner; Citi, the official card of the festival; Porsche, the official automobile of the festival; Delta Air Lines, the official Airline of the festival; Vanity Fair, a festival partner and co-presenter of the opening-night after party; and Bonhams, a festival partner that will provide film-related exhibit items, conduct an on-site valuation session for passholders and co-present a slate of British films as part of the festival lineup.