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Robert Osborne to appear at 5th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival.
Robert Osborne to appear at 5th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival.
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It was announce today (in a press release) Thursday, March 13, 2014, that Turner Classic Movies has unveiled the lineup for Club TCM for festival pass holders. The 5th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival will take place in the heart of Hollywood from Thursday, April 10 - Sunday, April 13.

Special events include interview and exhibits with classic film stars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Q&A sessions with Richard Dreyfuss, Kim Novak, Quincy Jones, editor Thelma Schoonmaker (Martin Scoresese's editor) and composer Carl Davis.

TCM will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary as the only commercial free classic film channel on television. Its host, Robert Osborne, will be on hand at The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre for the very popular Ask Robert sessions.

Venues around Hollywood and Highland will be a buzz with classic film fans that come from around the world to share their love of classic films. The popular television channel has also spawned a yearly cruise and a tour of New York City, proving that that film lovers hold dear the films of yesterday.

Here is a complete schedule as released by TCM:

Thursday, April 10

TCM: Inspired by the Classics – 5:00 p.m.

TCM Host Robert Osborne will be joined by actresses Kim Novak and Jane Seymour, as well as actor/playwright Charles Busch, to kick off the opening of Club TCM and the special exhibit, TCM at 20: Inspired by the Classics. Novak and Seymour are among the artists featured as part of this exclusive display celebrating what inspires them about classic film, will join Robert onstage to talk about their work.

Friday, April 11

A Conversation with Carl Davis – 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The festival offers this rare opportunity to hear the world-renown composer and conductor Carl Davis talk about writing scores for silent films. Davis will present the world premiere of his latest work at the festival, a new score for the Harold Lloyd film "Why Worry?" (1923). His output as a composer has included a multitude of notable work in film and television. It is his work on silent films, however, that has been a distinguishing part of his career, with more than 50 scores for such films as "Napoleon" (1927), "Ben-Hur" (1925), "Intolerance" (1924) and "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925), to name a few.

A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss - 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Academy Award®-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will speak with acclaimed actress Illeana Douglas about his extraordinary career in this hour-long conversation. From his memorable roles in films like "Jaws" (1975), "The Goodbye Girl" (1977) and "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995) to his passion for politics and education, Dreyfuss has made singular contributions to the field of entertainment and continues to do so today.

A Conversation with William Friedkin – 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Responsible for some of some of the most intense scenes in film history, William Friedkin will discuss his career, as well as sign copies of his autobiography, The Friedkin Connection. Friedkin is long an admirer of classic Hollywood and French thrillers, including 1953's "The Wages of Fear," which he remade in 1977 as "Scorcerer." His other films include the Oscar-winning "The French Connection" (1971) and the blockbuster "The Exorcist" (1973). Friedkin will be interviewed by film historian Eddie Muller.

A Conversation with Quincy Jones – 6:00-7:00 p.m.

In his six-decade career as a Grammy-winning arranger, producer and bandleader, Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. Jones has also composed scores for more than 30 feature films, including "The Pawnbroker" (1965), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "The

Italian Job" (1969) and "The Color Purple" (1985). His film work has garnered Jones seven Academy Award nominations, and his philanthropy and activism earned him the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Leonard Maltin will host this conversation with one of the most celebrated talents in entertainment as TCM highlights Jones' career in film.

Saturday, April 12

Mom and the Movies: A Conversation with Richard Corliss – 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Time magazine movie critic and film historian Richard Corliss will be on hand for the official book launch of his brand new book "Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)", from TCM and Simon & Schuster. Corliss will discuss the process of writing the book, while also touching upon his lifelong fascination with the movies and his career as a renowned critic. After the conversation, he will sign copies of "Mom in the Movies."

A Conversation with Thelma Schoonmaker – 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Having first met Martin Scorsese in film school, where she helped him edit his student film, Thelma Schoonmaker helped him edit his first feature film, "Who's That Knockin' At My Door" (1967). She has edited every one of the director's feature films since 1980's "Raging Bull," for which she won the first of her three Oscars. This past year, the two longtime collaborators famously cut down hours of improvised dialogue into the 180-minute "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013). Schoonmaker will share stories about her career and talk about the legacy of her husband, British film giant Michael Powell ("The Red Shoes," "A Matter of Life and Death").

Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive – 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The Academy Film Archive shares some gems from its collection with a screening of specially selected home movie footage from Hollywood's Golden Age. The home-movie craze extended to Hollywood's film professionals, including stars and directors who captured their families, friends, parties and vacations, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on their film sets. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of home movies and will present a selection that includes Alfred Hitchcock and his family; Florenz Ziegfeld and Billie Burke; cast and crew "film families" on the sets of "Oklahoma!" (1955) and "The Geisha Boy" (1958); the wrap party picnic for "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946); and much more. Special guests for this presentation of unique and rarely screened footage include John Kimball, son of animator Ward Kimball; Miriam Nelson, choreographer and former wife of actor/dancer Gene Nelson; and Tim Zinnemann, son of director Fred Zinnemann. Hollywood Home Movies will be hosted by Randy Haberkamp, managing director of programming, education and preservation for AMPAS, and Lynne Kirste, special collections curator at the Archive.

A Conversation with Richard Sherman – 6:30-7:30 p.m.

When the BBC commissioned a national poll in 2007 to determine the top 10 favorite children's films of all time, four movie musicals penned by the Sherman Brothers made the list: "Mary Poppins" (1964), "The Jungle Book" (1967), "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968), and "The Aristocats" (1970). Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Richard Sherman, one half of the famous Sherman Bros. songwriting team with his brother Robert, will share personal memories and stories of working on these films with Walt Disney and many other notables. Leonard Maltin hosts.

Sunday, April 13

Judy Garland: A Legendary Film Career – 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Her on-screen life spanned five decades, and her ability to involve, entrance and excite cross-generational audiences has only grown. Emmy Award-winning producer and best-selling author John Fricke celebrates Judy Garland and her remarkable capacity for song, dance, comedy and drama in a presentation packed with many less-familiar movie scenes from 1929 to 1963.

20 Years of TCM On-Air – 3:00-4:00 p.m.

For 20 years, the TCM on-air creative team has endeavored to create work that complements and highlights the classic movies we program. Working with innovative designers, musicians and other artists, the goal of the on-air group has been to offer a visual environment that is as rich as the movies, themselves. This hour will take pass holders on a journey through the best of this work, from the early days of the network's launch to the team's most recent efforts.

TCM at 20: Inspired by the Classics

In celebration of TCM's 20th anniversary, the network invited a select group of artists to create a visual work illustrating their classic movie inspiration. The result is this special exhibit, on display only at the TCM Classic Film Festival. These artists were encouraged to consider performance, cinematography, direction, location or even mood. The resulting art demonstrates that although it is a mass medium, movies undoubtedly make a very personal and lasting impact. TCM is proud feature a diverse group of actors/performers, writers, artists and fashion designers represented in this exhibit, including Tony Bennett, Manolo Blahnik, Charles Busch, Jules Feiffer, Joel Grey, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Kim Novak, Todd Oldham, Jane Seymour and Burt Young.

The 75th Anniversary of "GONE WITH THE WIND"

Presented in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, the home of the David O. Selznick archive, this exhibit features a selection of storyboard and concept art paintings created for the production of "Gone with the Wind" (1939). These works and others from the archive will be a part of the upcoming exhibition The Making of "Gone with the Wind." which will run at the Ransom Center Sept. 9, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015. Additional information about the exhibition and its printed catalog can be found at

Home Movies by Hollywood: Photography from the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library

TCM is proud to present these rare photographs from the archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This fascinating collection features classic film stars and directors in candid shots at home, on vacation and at play, as well as shots of them filming their own personal movies on the set and at home. Special thanks to Randy Haberkamp, Matt Severson and Jane Glicksman for their support of this exhibit.

The Egyptian Theatre

Meet TCM: Special Edition, with TCM Staff Members – Thursday, April 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

As TCM celebrates its 20th Anniversary, this special edition of the popular Meet TCM session will feature TCM staffers sharing insights on the network and its 20-year legacy. They'll also look ahead at the next 20 years to see what's on the horizon for TCM.

New Festival Venue: The Hollywood Museum

Located in the historic Max Factor building (1660 N. Highland Ave., at Hollywood Blvd.), The Hollywood Museum is home to more than 10,000 props, costumes and other one-of-a-kind memorabilia that tells the story of Hollywood and classic film in a way like no other museum. The building housing the museum was the home of the original Max Factor Make-Up Studio, which opened in Hollywood in 1935.

Sons of Gods and Monsters, with Rick Baker and Joe Dante – Thursday, April 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

From the silent era and the Universal Studios cycle of the 1930s, to the Hammer horrors of the 1950s and '60s and the creature features of today, monsters in the movies have scared the wits out of moviegoers for decades. They even inspired young fans to become formative artists and creators of their own monstrosities. Oscar winning makeup artist Rick Baker ("An American Werewolf in London," "Ed Wood," "The Nutty Professor") and director Joe Dante ("The Howling," "Gremlins") will discuss the legacy of classic movie monsters, including Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and many others.

New Festival Venue: The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

Built in 1926, The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre was the first legitimate Broadway style theatre in Hollywood. Howard Hughes soon transformed it into a movie theatre, but within a few years it changed hands again and it was the home of many radio productions in the 1930s and 40s, including the legendary Lux Radio Theatre, hosted and produced by Cecil B. DeMille. In 1999, the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation purchased the theatre, which now provides a space that supports and fosters young people seeking to develop performing arts skills as well as a home for productions with Latino themes and artists in Los Angeles.

Ask Robert, with TCM Host Robert Osborne – Friday, April 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

In a rare opportunity for festival pass holders, TCM Host Robert Osborne will talk about his life and career. He will also take questions from the audience. One of the most popular events on recent TCM Classic Cruises, this event will be brought to the TCM Classic Film Festival for the first time.

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