via press release:
TCM Adds Film Stars Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin and Acclaimed Filmmaker Spike Lee to the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival Lineup
Oscar® Winner Dustin Hoffman to Join Oscar-Nominated Actor Alec Baldwin for Screening of
Bob Fosse’s Lenny (1974)
Oscar®-Nominated Filmmaker Spike Lee to Present Malcolm X (1992)
Festival Will Also Offer Tributes to Acclaimed Film Editor Anne V. Coates
and Celebrated Stunt Coordinator Terry Leonard
TCM (Turner Classic Movies) will welcome several notable film luminaries to the already-exciting lineup for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival. Oscar® winner Dustin Hoffman, Oscar nominee Alec Baldwin, and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee are set to appear at the festival, taking place in Hollywood March 26-29.
· Dustin Hoffman will sit down for an extended discussion with Oscar® nominee and former co-host of TCM’s The Essentials, Alec Baldwin following a screening of Bob Fosse’s Lenny (1974). Hoffman earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as comedian Lenny Bruce.
· Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee will present a screening of his acclaimed biographical drama Malcolm X (1992), starring Denzel Washington in one of his most celebrated performances.
The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will also feature tributes to a pair of artists whose work behind the camera has helped shape the last half-century of movie-making:
· Film Editor Anne V. Coates, ACE will appear at screenings of her Oscar®-winning work in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Steven Soderbergh’s caper Out of Sight (1998).
· Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator Terry Leonard will introduce and discuss two of his best-loved films, Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and John Milius’ The Wind and the Lion (1975).
In addition to the screenings of their films, Coates and Leonard will participate in detailed conversations about their careers at Club TCM.
Hoffman, Baldwin, Lee, Coates and Leonard join several previously announced events and appearances at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, including the 50th Anniversary opening night gala presentation of The Sound of Music (1965) with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in attendance; an extended interview conducted by Robert Osborne with Sophia Loren, Captain James Lovell for the 20th Anniversary world premiere restoration of Apollo 13 (1995) and legendary entertainer Ann-Margret for a screening of The Cincinnati Kid (1973).
Complete bios for each of the artists appearing at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival can be found at the festival’s website: filmfestival.tcm.com
Lenny (1974) – Featuring an extended conversation with Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman received an Oscar® nomination for his performance in the title role of director Bob Fosse’s biopic of the groundbreaking and drug addicted standup comic, Lenny Bruce.
Malcolm X (1992) – Featuring an appearance by director Spike Lee
Directed and co-written for the screen by Spike Lee and based on the autobiography by Malcolm X and Alex Haley, this epic drama earned Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination for his riveting performance in the title role as the still influential 1960s freedom fighter.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – Featuring an appearance by film editor Anne V. Coates, ACE
Peter O’Toole makes one of the greatest screen debuts starring in the title role of director David Lean’s epic about a bold young WWI British officer who unites Arab tribesmen against the mighty Turkish empire.
Out of Sight (1998) – Featuring an appearance by film editor Anne V. Coates, ACE
Romantic sparks fly between an escaped bank robber (George Clooney) and a kidnapped U.S. Marshal (Jennifer Lopez) in this big screen adaption of the Elmore Leonard novel directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Featuring an appearance by stuntman Terry Leonard
Steven Spielberg directs and Harrison Ford stars in this thrilling adventure about an archeologist who must find the Lost Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis and Adolf Hitler.
The Wind and the Lion (1975) – Featuring an appearance by stuntman and stunt coordinator Terry Leonard
Loosely based on early 20th-century events, director John Milius’ adventure film tells the exciting tale of an American woman and her children who are kidnapped in Morocco by Berber tribesmen and President Theodore Roosevelt’s maneuvers to free them. Sean Connery, Candice Bergen and Brian Keith star.
For the sixth consecutive year, thousands of movie lovers from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2015 festival is set to take place Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015. Over four packed days and nights, attendees will be treated to an extensive lineup of great movies, appearances by legendary stars and filmmakers, fascinating presentations and panel discussions, special events and more.
The theme for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will be History According to Hollywood:
The Old West. Medieval England. Ancient Rome. Hollywood has found endless inspiration in re-creating historical moments and bringing to life the heroes and villains of the past, creating a form of time travel for audiences through the ages and around the world. These films, however, are not always true to the historical record. Filmmakers have often created works about the past that are a reflection of the period in which they were made, or change facts to suit a particular storyline. The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival will explore how cinema has shaped how we view – and remember – history.
TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne will once again serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival, with TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz introducing various events. The festival’s official hotel and central gathering point for the sixth consecutive year will be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which has a longstanding role in movie history and was the site of the first Academy Awards® ceremony. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will also offer special rates for festival attendees. Screenings and events during the festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and the Egyptian Theatre, as well as other Hollywood venues.
Passes for the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival are on sale now and can be purchased exclusively through the official festival website: www.tcm.com/festival. The number of passes available, especially top-level “Spotlight” passes, is limited.
The “Spotlight” Festival Pass: $1,649 – Includes all privileges available to “Classic” and “Essential” passholders, priority entry to all screening events; plus entry to the exclusive Opening Night Gala Party following the Red Carpet Gala screening at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX; meet-and-greet events with TCM friends, including Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz; and a limited edition TCM Classic Film Festival poster.
The “Essential” Festival Pass: $749 – Includes all privileges available to “Classic” passholders, plus entry to the Red Carpet Gala screening at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX and official TCM Classic Film Festival collectibles.
The “Classic” Festival Pass: $599 – Includes access to all screenings and events at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (excluding the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala), the Egyptian Theatre and poolside screenings at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29.
The “Palace” Festival Pass: $299 – Includes access to all screenings and events at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (excluding the Opening Night Red Carpet Gala) and the Egyptian Theatre Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, as well as poolside screenings at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. Currently in its 21st year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials; film series like The Essentials, and Friday Night Spotlight; and annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February, Summer Under the Stars in August and TCM Essentials Jr. during the summer. TCM also connects with movie fans through such events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
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