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New Restoration of Uncut 'Godzilla: The Japanese Original' to Premiere at TCM Film Fest, Followed by Rialto Release

Exciting news of monstrous proportions: A new restoration of classic “Godzilla: The Japanese Original,” which spawned six decades of sequels, imitations and remakes, is set to debut April 12 at the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. It then gets a national release from Rialto Pictures, kicking off at New York’s Film Forum, April 18-24.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 18, 2014 1:35 PM
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TCM Classic Film Festival to Open with New Restoration of 'Oklahoma!'

Classic musical fans, take note. The 2014 edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival will open with the world premiere of a brand new restoration of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” TCM's go-to host Robert Osborne will introduce the film, with Oscar-winning star Shirley Jones in person.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 13, 2014 1:32 PM
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TCM Bringing 'Casablanca' to 20 Cities for Free Screenings in March

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. TCM is bringing mega classic “Casablanca” to theaters for free (!) screenings in 20 select cities on Tuesday, March 4.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2014 2:09 PM
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Turner Classic Movies Adds Film Noir Programmer Eddie Muller as On-Air Host (EXCLUSIVE)

At the Saturday night screening of "Noir City" in San Francisco, Eddie Muller revealed that he will be joining Turner Classic Movies as an on-air host.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • January 26, 2014 5:27 PM
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Sweet Smell of Success: Burt Lancaster Is TCM's Star of November

Classic screen actor Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) would have turned 100 this year, and to celebrate his centennial TCM is rolling out a month-long salute with back-to-back programming all night every Wednesday in November.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 31, 2013 2:23 PM
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TCM Announces 'Oscar,' New Documentary on History of the Academy Awards, to Premiere in February 2014

As part of TCM's annual "31 Days of Oscar" showcase in February of 2014, the network will present the world premiere of brand-new documentary "Oscar," which traces the history of the Academy Awards.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 30, 2013 2:41 PM
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Director Mark Cousins Talks 15-Part Epic Series 'The Story of Film,' Coming to TCM September 2

With Mark Cousins bringing his new film, "A Story of Children and Film," to Telluride this weekend, it's perfect timing that on Monday, September 2, TCM presents the first of fifteen episodes of Cousins' epic 2011 documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," along with 100 films featured in the series.
  • By Cari Beauchamp
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  • August 29, 2013 1:36 PM
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TCM Presents Mark Cousins' 15-Part Epic 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey' with Sprawling Classic Film Series (CLIPS)

Beginning September 2, Turner Classic Movies presents the U.S. television debut of Mark Cousins' 15-part exploration of cinema history, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," which premiered on British TV in 2011, along with an ambitious new film series.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 27, 2013 1:43 PM
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2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Adds More Stars and Screenings: Mel Brooks, Mickey Rooney, SNL's Bill Hader to Present

The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival (April 25-28) continues to add more stars and screenings to its slate, including Mel Brooks in conversation following "The Twelve Chairs," Mickey Rooney and Jonathan Winters appearing with epic nutty ensemble comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" and the already announced Max von Sydow tribute has added a new screening of Sydney Pollack's "Three Days of the Condor."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 14, 2013 12:51 PM
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2013 TCM Classic Film Festival Announces First Round of In-Person Stars: Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth, Eva Marie Saint and More

The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival is just over two months away, and is slowly unveiling its usual packed slate of classic stars set to make appearances. Included in this year's in-person lineup are Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth and Eva Marie Saint.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2013 1:26 PM
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