Directors Steven Spielberg and P.T. Anderson with The Film Foundation to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Warner Bros.
The 14th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival Opens in Hollywood April 13
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will kick off the 14th annual TCM Classic Film Festival on Thursday, April 13 with the classic western Rio Bravo (1959) with star Angie Dickinson in attendance to have a conversation with TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz ahead of the film. The screening will be a world premiere of a 4k restoration of the film, in partnership with The Film Foundation, as part of the year-long celebration of Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary. In addition, Film Foundation board members Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson will take the stage to celebrate the continuation of Warner Bros. Discovery’s multi-year partnership with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, which has restored or preserved more than 950 of films ensuring their survival for future generations.
The 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival, held in the heart of Hollywood April 13-16, will center around the theme “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” celebrating film legacies, in particular the enduring legacy of Warner Bros., which marks its 100th anniversary on April 4, 2023. In conjunction with Warner Bros. Discovery’s centennial WB100 campaign, Celebrating Every Story, the TCM Classic Film Festival will shine a spotlight on some of the studio’s landmark creations, including this restoration of Rio Bravo.
“Any movie with Angie Dickinson is made better by the fact that Angie Dickinson is in it. Certainly, Rio Bravo is no exception. As an added bonus, it also has a couple of guys named John Wayne and Dean Martin. Moreover, to have Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Spielberg back for a second year in a row is such an honor, as well as an indication of the vital role TCM plays among the filmmaking community,” said Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Anchor and Official Host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. “This restoration is important not just for the film or for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros., but for the film-loving community at large.”
This hit western from Warner Bros. stars John Wayne as a sheriff with an unlikely group of allies, including Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Angie Dickinson, as they help defend against a gang of armed attackers intent on breaking out a prisoner. Richly filmed in Technicolor, this landmark film looks better than ever in a world premiere 4k restoration. In 2014, Rio Bravo was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
TCM has previously announced Academy Award®-winning production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein and actor, dancer, choreographer, director, and artist Russ Tamblyn will be honored as Tributes at this year’s Festival. In addition, the fourth annual Robert Osborne Award, recognizing an individual who has helped keep the cultural heritage of classic film alive for future generations, will be presented to film historian Donald Bogle.
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About the 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival
Movie lovers from around the globe will descend upon Hollywood for the 14th edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The 2023 Festival is set to take place Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 16, 2023. 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.
TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will serve as official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. The Festival’s official hotel and central gathering point 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 Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43. For the latest news and information, follow us on social at #TCMFF.
This year’s theme is “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” celebrating film legacies: stories told and retold over generations that have shaped our identities, shared culture, and values. The Festival will put a special spotlight on the legacy of Warner Bros. to mark the studios’ 100th anniversary.
Passes for the 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival are still available, but supplies are limited. Information about festival passes can be found at https://filmfestival.tcm.com/attend/.